Arianna turns in her notice to Caroline who tries to change Ari's mind and get her to stay but Brady looks on ready to reveal that she is a drug dealer if Ari doesn't quit the Pub. Hope and Justin arrive at the police station and Bo accuses them of turning Carly in. Hope tells Bo that she kept her word and was giving them 24 hours. Victor walks in and reveals that he was the one that turned Carly in. Justin tries to get Carly to reveal everything the happened so he can represent her. Chloe received the bad news that she only has a 2% chance of having a child. E.J. overhears Ari on the phone asking Rafe about a DNA test. Nicole loses it when Sami tells her that she and Rafe are back together. Rafe isn't happy when Sami tells him that she told Nicole. Nicole rushes to Stefano and tells him that Rafe is back in town and told Sami that he is working on something that will change her life. E.J. comes home and Stefano hides Nicole and Sydney. E.J. tells Stefano what he overheard at Ari's room about the DNA test.
Arianna admits to Brady that she is an undercover informant for the police department. Carly is released into Bo's custody instead of being extradited. Stefano demands that Nicole leave Sydney with him. E.J. overhears Stefano make a hit on Rafe. Rafe heads to the docks to pick up the test results and they prove that he was right about Sydney as the hitman takes his aim.
E.J. rushes onto the docks just in time to knock out the hit man who has Rafe in his cross hairs. Rafe falls to the ground knocking himself out and E.J. gets him to come to. When Roman shows up to investigate the incident Mateo admits that Stefano sent him. E.J. calls Stefano and tells him to get out of town. Mary has to leave and gives Sydney to Kate. Chloe arrives to see Nicole and Kate passes Sydney off to her. Brady promises to help Arianna get the information she needs to get out of the informant program. Stephanie takes Melanie out to separate passing her mid-term. When they walk into Java, Melanie sees Philip and tries to rush out by Philip stops them. Stephanie wonders if there is not more going on between Philip and Melanie. Later, Nathan overhears Philip leaving a message for Melanie.
Carly defends Mia when Chad confronts her after receiving the paternity test results. Hope tells Bo that she wants to move back home. Bo realizes it is partly because she is worried about Carly. Bo tells Hope that it is to dangerous for her and Ciara to move back. Caroline expresses concern over Bo choosing Carly over his marriage. Sami and Rafe rush to find Nicole and Sydney. Nicole freaks out on Daniel for taking Sydney without telling Chloe. Nicole asks Chloe to take Sydney because Nicole is going to get things together so they can leave town. Chloe brings Sydney back to her apartment and Rafe shows up after talking to Daniel at the hospital and demands that Chloe hand over Sydney.
Brady promises Arianna that he can get information from Victor without Victor knowing he is getting it for her. Bo returns home and finds Carly missing and heads out to find her. Carly is still with Mia on the docks and tries to comfort her after Chad lays into her about sleeping around. Bo finds Carly and drags her back home. Rafe demands that Chloe hand over Sydney telling her that Sydney is Sami's daughter. Chloe refuses until Daniel enters and tells her that Rafe has DNA proof. Chloe realizes that her slip up months ago put Nicole's plan into motion. Sami returns home just in time to stop Nicole from leaving. Sami demands that Nicole admit that Sydney is her child.
Justin calls Bo and Carly down to the station and informs them that Carly is off the hook because someone else admitted to killing Lawrence. Carly figures she can move out now so Bo and Hope can reunite but Bo tells Carly that she is probably in even more danger if someone else falsely confessing to a crime. Justin informs Hope of the latest turn of events and she realizes that Bo is still protecting Carly. Vivian tells her man servant that he plan is working perfectly now that her minion has confessed to killing Lawrence. Carly gets a shock when Vivian shows up at Bo's house. Chloe tells E.J. that he has to get to Sami's because something big is going down but won't give any other details. Rafe returns home to Sami's just as Nicole is ready to hit Sami with a glass object. Nicole keeps insisting that Sydney is her daughter. Rafe hands Sydney over to her rightful mother and Nicole runs out of the apartment straight into E.J. Rafe follows and asks Nicole if she is going to tell E.J. or should Sami tell him. Nicole runs off and E.J. follows and catches up to her on the docks where Nicole reveals everything about Sydney being his daughter. Nicole thinks E.J. will be happy that Nicole attempted reunite him with his daughter but he is furious. The police arrive to arrest Nicole as Sami, Rafe and Sydney show up. Chloe calls Nicole and leaves a message telling her that she thought they were friends and can't believe Nicole dragged her into her mess. Chloe can't believe that Nicole would steal Sami's baby and Mia overhears and demands answers.
Melanie tells Phillip to stop calling her and leaving her messages. Later, Melanie informs Nathan that Phillip has been calling her and Nathan admits that he already knew since he overheard him calling one day. Melanie gets an unexpected visitor in Marc. Brady suspects that Victor was the person responsible for bringing the drugs into Salem but Victor won't admit to anything. Caroline tells Victor that she can't ignore the line of work that he is in. E.J. acts as his own lawyer and confronts Mateo for accusing him of putting out the hit. Later, E.J. calls Stefano and realizes that Stefano was the one that had Mateo change his story. Mia confronts Nicole in jail. Nicole tries to turn it back on Mia that Mia didn't even want to hold her child. Stephanie fantasies about Nathan.
Arianna and Rafe get a visit from their little sister Gabi. Brady visits Nicole in jail after receiving a text message from Chloe. Brady bails Nicole out of jail thinking that Nicole was arrested for illegally adopting Sydney from Mia. E.J. realizes that Stefano got Mateo to change his story and finger E.J. as putting the hit out on Rafe. E.J. also realizes that Stefano has know about the baby switch for quite awhile. Philip uses the Kiriakis name to get rid of Marc who wants his $10,000 back from Melanie. Stephanie fantasies about kissing Nathan. Later, a nurse is looking for a doctor to call in for a bus accident. Stephanie suggests Nathan after remembering he had plans with Melanie.
Arianna informs Brady the real reason that Nicole was arrested and Brady is upset that he helped Nicole get out of jail. Brady is also upset upon finding out that Arianna knew for awhile but she tells him Rafe wanted proof before even telling Sami. Sami has a family reunion with her kids and Sydney. Sami tells Will that she hopes that when Mia is ready she will come around so Sami can thank her for Grace. Will doesn't think Mia will want to talk to him after how he treated her. Mia tells Chad that Nicole switched Grace and Sydney and their daughter is dead. The two visit Grace's grave together. Vivian and Victor run into each other at Java. Melanie decides to head to the hospital and sees Stephanie flirting with Nathan.
Carly gives Bo the details about her daughter that is living at Maggie's. Carly tells Bo that when Lawrence found out she was pregnant by another man he made her give up her baby. The night Carly stabbed Lawrence he threatened to kill her daughter. Nicole makes it to Ohio with Sydney and changes her look. Sami finds out that Brady was the one that bailed Nicole out and she slaps him. Sami is with Rafe when Gabi tries to leave after fighting with Arianna. Sami notices Nicole's bracelet on Gabi's wrist and demands answers.
Nicole's mother, Fay comes to her aide and Nicole lies telling her that the DiMera's are after her and E.J. was controlling her. Fay falls for the story and blames herself because Fay stayed in an abusive relationship with Nicole's father. Rafe is able to use the information from Arianna and Gabi to begin looking for Nicole and the FBI agrees that it is a federal kidnapping case. Melanie tells Nathan that she kissed Philip after he helped her with Marc. Philip suggests to Stephanie that they team up to break up Nathan and Melanie.
Nicole calls E.J. telling him that this is good-bye. E.J. tries to keep Nicole on the line long enough for the police to get a trace but she hangs up before they can get a read on her location. Nicole calls Fay to come back over again and tells her that she needs fake passports. Fay is able to talk to someone she works with but it will take most of the money Fay gave Nicole. Carly runs into Hope at the Cheatin' Heart and tries to tell her that there is nothing between her and Bo and she is moving out. Arianna sticks up for Gabi when Will blames her for helping Nicole get away with Sydney. Arianna insists to Roman that she will find out who is behind the drug operation. Philip tells Vivian to cut the act when she gets emotional at reuniting with her "son."
Carly doesn't get off on the right foot with Melanie and Mia wants Carly to leave her alone. Nicole is found unconscious by the pay phone in Ohio but Sydney is nowhere to be found. Arianna has to admit to Gabi that she is working undercover for the cops.
Arianna attempts to admit her true feelings to Brady over the phone not realizing that Brady isn't listening. Melanie tells Carly that she and Mia don't want her to stay at Maggie's. Maggie tries to tell Carly she is still welcome but Carly doesn't think it would be a good choice. Hope and Bo make steps towards reuniting but Carly shows back up at Bo's. Nicole can't remember what happened to Sydney. E.J. continues to threaten Nicole and Sami doesn't think he is helping the situation. Stefano insists he had nothing to do with Sydney disappearance.
Stefano insists that he had nothing to do with Sydney's disappearance and that Nicole knows where Sydney is located. Roman tells Rafe that Nicole was in touch with Fay but neither think Fay would knock Nicole out and take Sydney. Kate warns Vivian to stay away from Philip. Carly and Hope exchange words when Carly shows up at Bo and Hope's house. Mia confides in Maggie.
Rafe finds Nicole at the bus station and yells at her to tell him where Sydney is located. Nicole stares off into space and passes out just as Brady and Arianna arrive. Brady talks to Nicole alone and realizes that Nicole has no idea where Sydney is located. Rafe brings Nicole back to the hospital where Fay demands to know why Nicole lied about being Sydney's mother. Nicole is checked out by the doctor and Roman prepares to bring her back to jail. Nicole stops to apologize to Sami about trying to keep Sydney away from her. Justin arrives at Bo's and catches Carly touching Bo's face. Hope and Ciara arrive to decorate the Christmas tree after receiving Bo's text message. Justin asks Carly to leave with and the two head to Java. Bo tells Hope that he doesn't want to be alone with the holiday's and anniversaries coming up and Hope tells him that he won't be alone. Justin tells Carly about what he saw at the house and tells her that he thinks she is still in love with Bo. Carly tells Justin that she thinks he wants Hope all to himself. Lucas apologizes for judging Mia. Will asks Mia to the winter dance. Stefano tells Kate that he had nothing to do with Sydney's disappearance and vows to bring the little girl home. Stefano tells Kate that once Sydney is found he won't let E.J. and Sami keep her from him.
E.J. comes up with a plan to get Stefano to reveal where Sydney is being kept. The kidnapper talks to Sydney and has a very familar voice. Justin's plan to convince Daniel not to hire Carly is ruined when he finds out Carly and Daniel are old friends. Chloe tries to thank Melanie and Nathan with a trip to Green Mountain Lodge not unknowing that the two broke up.
Rafe agrees to E.J.'s plan to use Sami to get Stefano to admit where Sydney is being kept but only is Sami wears a wire. Sami goes to talk to Stefano but has no luck pulling anything out of him. Daniel and Carly catch up and Daniel wonders why Carly suddenly quit showing up to medical conferences and stopped practicing medicine all together. Carly tells him that she had to spend more time with her family. Gabi inquires about Sami and Rafe's relationship to Arianna. Chloe visits Nicole at the jail and agrees to talk to Brady about visiting Nicole. After Chloe leaves Nicole remembers hearing a woman's voice when Sydney was kidnapped. The kidnapper assures Sydney that the two will bond quickly. Bo tells Justin to back off meddling in his relationship with Hope and Carly and focus on his own failing marriage.
Roman arrives at the jail because Nicole won't be quiet about wanting to talk to someone. Nicole tells Roman that she remembers a woman talking when Sydney was kidnapped. Troy tells Arianna that the drug shipment is late. Chloe tries to get Brady to visit Nicole but he refuses saying that he needs to break his addiction to Nicole. Arianna overhears and Brady tells Arianna that he never stopped loving her and the two kiss. Sami continues to prompt Stefano for information leading to Stefano but he doesn't have anything. Sami eventually says the wrong thing and Stefano realizes she is wired and rips open her shirt. Rafe and E.J. come to her rescue and Stefano realizes that E.J. was in on the whole thing. Roman arrives and arrests Stefano for assault. At the jail, Roman offers Stefano a deal to let him off on the charges if he reveals where Sydney is located. Vivian pesters Hope for information about Bo and Carly.
Rafe visits Nicole at the jail and he listens to her story about hearing a woman's voice when Sydney was taken and believes her. As Rafe goes to leave, Nicole remembers seeing the kidnappers shoes and calls Rafe back. Troy is talking with E.J. about his dealer and E.J. is surprised to learn it's Arianna. Arianna calls Troy and demands to meet the head of the drug ring. E.J. works out a plan to meet Arianna on the docks but not admit he is the head of the drug ring. After running into Stephanie and Nathan at the Pub where Steph informs Melanie that she is spending Christmas with Nathan (because the Hortons/Brady's always do) Melanie returns to Philip and accepts his offer to not celebrate Christmas (since Melanie has no family in town and Philip's is crazy).
Maggie comforts Mia telling her that Grace wouldn't want Mia to be sad all the time. Will has second thoughts about going to the winter dance with Mia but Sami convinces him to go to the dance. Sydney's kidnapper falls while trying to put up a Christmas wreath and passes out causing the room to dip into the twenties. Luckily, the kidnapper wakes up in time and Sydney is completely fine. Rafe surprises Sami with a romantic night. Rafe informs Abe about what Nicole remembers and that he thinks she is telling the truth. Rafe hears from his FBI contact that that boot marks at the bus station match the description Nicole gave. E.J. runs off Troy and garners sympathy for himself by discussing life with Arianna. Victor worries that Brady is back on drugs since he is back with Arianna. Victor insists that he sold the drug business and Brady tells him that he is still profiting off others pain. Brady catches Ari with E.J. and warns her to be careful. Chad meets Gabi and she informs him that she is transferring to Salem High. Later, Mia arrives at Java and talks to Chad and he asks her to the dance.
Melanie finds out that Carly is the new doctor at the hospital and apologizes for over reacting to the coffee spill and not allowing her to live at Maggie. Carly thinks things worked out for the best. Vivian arrives makes small talk with Melanie who is clearly weirded out by Vivian. Vivian turns her attention to Carly and gives her a bouquet of flowers to welcome her back to medicine. Carly has to go see a patient who was suffering from a small case of indigestion. Later, Carly returns to check up on her patient and finds another woman's dead body in her place with some of the flowers for Vivian's bouquet in her hair. Arianna refuses to listen to Brady's warnings about E.J. until Melanie shows up and mentions that E.J. had Brady beat up. Arianna goes to apologize to Brady and bring him back to her room where they begin making out. E.J. warns Nicole to tell everything she knows but Nicole insists she has told the police everything she remembers. E.J. realizes that when Nicole decided to return Sydney that is when Stefano would of made his move. Rafe calls in a favor from his FBI contact Tim. Stefano asks for water in his cell as Rafe shows up. Stefano realizes that there is truth serum in the water. Rafe beings to ask Stefano questions starting with if Stefano was behind the attempt on his life and Stefano can't help buy admit yes. Rafe turns his questions to Sydney and asks if he took Sydney and Stefano says no so Rafe changes his question to ask if Stefano hired someone to take Sydney. Stefano denies it and says he would never want to hurt E.J. like that as E.J. listens from outside to cell. Rafe realizes that Stefano has been telling the truth. The kidnapper tells Sydney that everything is going to be okay. The camera pans up to reveal the kidnapper to be Anna DiMera.
After Arianna and Brady make love he leaves to take a shower and E.J. shows up and starts accusing Arianna of kidnapping Sydney. Brady returns and demands E.J. back off. Arianna tells E.J. that she was with her sister when Nicole called from the bus station so she couldn't be the one that kidnapped Sydney. E.J. apologizes for over reacting and Ari accepts his apology. Chloe visits Nicole in jail and offers to ask Brady to come and visit again but Nicole tells her not to bother. Later, Brady shows up shocking Nicole but informs her that Stefano is not behind Sydney's kidnapping. Bo is discussing the dead body found in the hospital bed. Daniel tells Bo and Carly that an orderly admitted to placing the body in the bed and before they could fire him he quit. Bo realizes that Vivian has to be show how involved but Carly doesn't want to provoke Vivian anymore and have her find out why she is really back in Salem. Gabi runs into Will on the docks and they discuss the winter dance that night and Will mentions he is going to Mia. Mia tells Tad that she made a mistake by kind of agreeing to go the dance with both Chad and Will. Later, Chad runs into Gabi and mentions going to the dance with Mia. Gabi wonders why he is going with Mia and Will. Chad heads to Mia's to clear up who is going with her. Rafe tells Sami that he gave Stefano truth serum and he denied being involved with kidnapping Sydney. E.J. calls Sami and Rafe to the mansion to discuss his new plan when they arrive E.J. apologizes to Rafe for accusing Arianna. Rafe gets a call from the FBI telling him they were able to track down the only person in Salem that bought those shoes and it is someone both E.J. and Sami know.
Rafe tells Sami and E.J. that Kate bought boots just like the ones Nicole saw. Kate returns home and Sami attacks her demanding to know where Sydney is. Kate tells them that she returned the boots unworn two weeks ago and they are back to square one. Carly regrets telling Bo her true feelings but he tells her that he is in a bad place and isn't sure what is going to happen with Hope. Mia tells Chad that she didn't want to hurt his feelings which is why she didn't tell him that she already had a date to the dance. Will is upset but still agrees to go to the dance with Mia. Gabi is helping Arianna put together tamales when Ari sends her to get more corn husks. Gabi runs into Chad who asks her to go to the dance and Gabi agrees. Ari helps Gabi get ready by lending her a dress. E.J. gets an idea from something Ari says and rushes to Sami's and tells her that they should have a candle light vigil to let the kidnapper know how much Sydney is loved. Anna prepares a note for Sami and E.J. with Sydney's picture. Lexie lets it slip to Hope that Carly called Bo about the dead body in the hospital bed. Hope asks Bo to have the family Christmas at their house this year.
Arianna convinces Gabi to go to the dance and cuts the sleeves off the dress to make it look younger. Will gets upset with Mia for not telling the whole truth about the Chad mix up. Chad teaches Gabi how to dance on the pier. Nicole gets a visit from a public defender who mistakes her for a different client. When Joanne finds out who Nicole is she says she will get decades in prison. Brady throws out Joanne and tells Nicole he will hire her a lawyer. Later, Brady opts not to tell Ari that he is hiring Nicole a lawyer. Justin invites Philip to a football game for Christmas but Philip has to turn him down because he is heading out of town in Melanie. Melanie catches Nathan kissing Stephanie on the cheek. At the inn, Philip proposes to Melanie. Roman calls Anna and asks her to come to Bo and Hope's for Christmas. Anna is touched by the offer but turns it down because she has to stay with Sydney. Anna talks to herself telling herself that she is doing the right thing by keeping Sydney away from Stefano.
Melanie accepts Philip's marriage proposal. Julie tries her hardest to get Bo and Hope to see the light about reuniting. The Horton's hang the Christmas ornaments. E.J. and Sami plead for Sydney's safe return at the vigil.
E.J. tells Stefano that as long as Stefano is at the mansion it will not be Johnny's home. Vivian accidently insults Chloe not realizing that she is the same Chloe that was Brady's ex-wife. Melanie is called to the hospital and Philip announces to his family that he and Melanie are engaged. Victor is not pleased and is even more annoyed when Kate shows up with Stefano at Philip's request. Rafe gets Sami's hopes up when he receives a call from a FBI friend with a possible lead on Sydney. When E.J. shows up he gets angry that he wasn't called right away but eventually calms down and apologizes. Rafe lead ends up being a bust leaving Sami and E.J. disappointed again. Maggie asks Nathan to read the Christmas story at the hospital and he first refuses but Stephanie helps in convincing him. Abe, Lexie and Theo help in celebrating Christmas at the hospital. E.J. arrives home to find the ransom letter left on the front table.
Melanie is greeted by both Vivian and Kate wanting to get a job start planning the wedding. Vivian and Kate end up arguing and Vivian leaves when she gets a call from Gus. Melanie tells Kate that she doesn't want her input or a flashy wedding. Stephanie asks Nathan if he wants to changes their New Years plans. Nathan heads to Maggie's to return a gift and finds out that Melanie is engaged. Stephanie wishes Philip the best of luck in his engagement. Gabi returns to Salem and announces she will be staying since her mother has to move in with her grandmother. Chad seems happy to see Gabi and Mia looks on jealously. Later, Mia tells Gabi that if she sticks with her she has her back. Gus tells Vivian that he found information on Carly. Vivian shows Victor that Carly had a baby in a Swiss hospital. Hope asks Justin to file separation papers but he refuses because he doesn't think she should give up on her marriage and admits that he has feelings for her. After Justin leaves, Hope remembers all the good times her and Bo had and decides she isn't ready to give up on her marriage yet and rushes off to Bo's. Bo tells Carly that a source told him that someone was snooping in her medical records and Carly knows it is Vivian. Bo reassures Carly that they will keep her daughter safe. Bo kisses Carly just as Hope is walking up to the house.
Chloe tells Brady that Victor accused Arianna of being a drug dealer. Brady has to tell Arianna that her cover might be blown. Hope confronts Bo about kissing Carly. Vivian wonders to Victor if Carly's baby might be Bo's. Carly's anxiety gets the best of her at the hospital and she yells at Vivian. E.J. doesn't show Sami the ransom letter but she ends up finding it when he leaves the room. Sami wants to tell Rafe but E.J. thinks that would be a mistake since the letter says the person is watching. Nathan thinks Melanie is rushing into marry Philip but she won't listen. Lexie asks Nathan why he is so distracted at the hospital when he tells her about Philip and Melanie, Lexie tells him to go after her if that is what he wants. When Mia introduces Maggie and Gabi, Gabi asks about being a candy striper and Maggie is happy to help. Mia then asks to be one too leaving Maggie confused. After Gabi leaves Maggie asks her about suddenly wanting to be a candy stiper. Mia accuses Maggie of being just like her mother. Anna wonders what her next move will be.
Arianna turns over Troy's phone to Roman but he isn't able to get anything off of it because E.J. is able to erase everything from it. They plant the phone back at Java with a Detective. Troy visits Ari at the Pub and when she walks away he promises himself that Ari won't be his replacement with E.J. Carly frets that she made things worse for Bo after finding out Hope caught them kissing. Hope eavesdrop on Vivian and Victor and almost overhears that Carly has a child but Justin busts her. Justin covers for Hope but Vivian lets her know that she knows Hope was listening in. Vivian worries to Victor that Hope might tell Carly that she is plotting against her but Victor assures her that Hope doesn't care for Carly. Rafe gets word that most of the other women bought the shoes with cash so he tells Sami that he will have to find another way to find Sydney's kidnapper. Anna gets a visit from Benny who brings supplies and tells Anna that the letter was dropped off.
Rafe tells Sami that he might be reinstated with the FBI so he will be able to get information about Sydney quicker. Hope and Justin search around Vivian's room and find a box hidden in the wall. Carly remembers how Vivian buried her alive and promises herself that Vivian won't find her daughter. Philip and Nathan get into a fight and get themselves arrested. Melanie tells Stephanie that her and Philip are heading to Vegas to get married that evening. Maggie is left disappointed when Mickey gets tied up at work and cancels their plans with Julie and Doug. Daniel notices that Carly is acting strangely. Vivian warns Chloe about Carly.
Bo tells Carly that he called the Swiss hospital and found out that they had a flood a few years before they were able to put records in the computer so if Vivian found out where Carly had the baby she doesn't have anymore details then that. Justin and Hope are still in Vivian's room after just finding the box hidden in the wall when they hear Victor and Vivian returning. They think quickly and embrace in a kiss as Victor and Vivian walk in. Victor is furious and kicks both of them out of the house. Hope talks to Victor alone and asks him to reconsider for Ciara sake. Victor comes around after Hope informs him about catching Carly and Bo kissing. Victor berates Hope for kissing Justin when Ciara could of walked in at any moment but agrees to let them stay. Hope can't take any more of Victor's meddling and decides to move out. Justin tells Vivian that Bo has moved on with Carly. Later, Vivian runs into Bo and can't help but inform him of Hope and Justin's kiss. Brady visits Nicole at the jail and tells her that she can't give up on life. Nicole calls her lawyer and changes her plea to guilty. Melanie and Stephanie arrive at the jail to visit Philip and Nathan. Philip's lawyer posts bail and he has to be processed but Melanie is left behind to talk to Nathan. Philip tells Stephanie that Nathan is trying to convince Melanie to change her mind about marrying him. The office gives Stephanie the paper work to bail out Nathan but she refuses. Philip returns to the jail cell to hear Melanie tell Nathan that she loves Philip and is going to marry him.
Troy hires Al to kill Arianna but when he goes to the Pub he finds her with Brady who tells Ari that he went to see Nicole because the guards called him and she understands. Al returns later and finds Ari with Gabi. Ari is going to tell Gabi about Chad having a child with Mia but doesn't get the change because Troy calls to get Ari alone. Gabi runs into Brady at Java and he wonders why she isn't with Ari. Sami and E.J. receive the next note with cryptic instructions where to get their next clue. Sami and E.J. figure it out and find the cell phone on the docks. Anna calls and demands $5 million or they will never see Sydney again. Rafe tries to call Sami but doesn't get any answer. Bo arrives at the Kiriakis mansion as Justin is moving out. Bo lets Hope know that he knows about the kiss. The two argue before Bo takes Ciara out for the day. Justin questions Hope if kissing him was so bad. Bo confides in Maggie about his relationship troubles.
Sami is getting ready to tell Rafe about the ransom note but he informs her that he is being reinstated with the FBI and will be the point person on Sydney's case. They have to rush to Nicole's sentencing hearing and our joined by Will. Gabi talks with Chad about starting school the next day when Mia arrives. Mia tells Chad that she is testifying at Nicole's hearing and he insists on doing the same. Mia invites Gabi to the hearing without telling her any additional information. Brady comes back to the Pub just in time because Al is sneaking up on Arianna. Al covers and tells Ari he is just there for coffee and didn't see the note. Al tells Troy he couldn't complete the job because Brady showed up. Troy is irritated and tells Al to take Ari out and whoever is with her. Troy has to meet up with Ari so she doesn't get suspicious. After Troy leaves Ari still doesn't lock the door and goes back to inventory. Ari ends up deciding to go to the hearing instead so Al is still unable to complete the job. At the hearing, everyone has there turn to give there testimony. The judge then asks if anyone is there to speak on Nicole's behalf and Brady arrives and tells the court about being there when Nicole lost her baby. Nicole speaks on her behalf and tells the judge she expects to be fully punished for what she did. The judge announces he is ready to give his verdict. The judge notes that Nicole seems very remorseful which cause E.J. to stand up and scream about Nicole. The judge notes that E.J. is a DiMera and no one is his family has ever prepared for any crime they have done. Sami then stands up and begins shouting and the judge also points out that Sami has done several things herself and tells E.J. and Sami to sit down or they will be held in contempt. The judge prepares to give his verdict.
The Judge hands down his sentence to of twenty years to Nicole. Sami is furious that Nicole didn't get the maximum of 70 years because the judge feels Nicole was remorseful. Nicole then addresses the court saying she will serve her sentence and she hopes everyone turns their attention to finding Sydney. Arianna and Brady argue again over Nicole. Rafe mentions to E.J. that he has been reinstated in the FBI and E.J. tells Sami that she can't mention anything to Rafe about the ransom notes. Mia tells Gabi that her and Chad have a connection and always will. Gabi tells Chad that she can't see him anymore. Mia and Will are making out when Gabi stops by to return Mia's scarf. Gabi realizes that the two were making out and questions Mia since she was just telling her that she had feelings for Chad. Maggie excitedly prepares for her and Mickey's cruise leaving Chloe in charge of the volunteers at the hospital. Lexie tells Chloe about Nicole and Chloe rushes off to see Nicole. Maggie returns home and goes upstairs but returns to the kitchen and sits down at the table and cries. Nicole tells Chloe that she isn't going to fight the sentence and after Chloe leaves Brady arrives. Nicole tells Brady that she doesn't want him to visit and he needs to get on with his life. E.J. receives a phone call and rushes off. Anna is talking to Sydney when she hears a car door shut and she hurriedly packs Sydney up and opens the door to find E.J.
Bo confronts Justin about having feelings for Hope. Justin tells Bo that he is over being the nice guy. Carly ends up in the hospital elevator with Vivian and admits to Vivian that she killed Lawrence. Vivian gets off the elevator and Carly ends up stuck in it. Carly starts reliving the time she was buried alive by Vivian and freaks out. Bo arrives just as Carly is let out and the two leave and walk on the docks where they share an intimate kiss. Hope arrives at Maggie's and realizes something is wrong because Maggie is clearly upset. Maggie tells Hope that Mickey was packing for their cruise and she went to check on him. Maggie tells Hope that she tried CPR but he wouldn't respond. Hope tells Maggie she will go upstairs and take care of everything because Maggie can't return to the room. The paramedics arrive and wheel Mickey away but Maggie stops them and says good-bye and puts Mickey's wedding ring back on his finger. Hope tells Maggie that she will tell Alice in person about Mickey's death. Will can't overlook Mia's lies about Chad and the dance. Anna is trying to leave when she runs into E.J. at the door. E.J. wants to know what Anna is doing because they had an agreement that she would stay their no matter what. Anna explains she heard a noise and when he didn't come to the door right away she got scared. E.J. calls Sami while Anna puts Sydney down for a nap. E.J. reassures Sami that they cannot tell Rafe and everything will work out.
Bo and Carly have sex. Doug, Julie and Nathan get the news about Mickey. Maggie receives a delayed text message from Mickey and breaks down. Melanie comforts Maggie after learning of Mickey's death. Troy orders his hitman to buy a silencer to kill Arianna.
Hope calls Bo while he is still in bed with Carly to tell him about Mickey's death. When Bo meets up with Hope she realizes something is off and asks if he slept with Carly and he admits the truth. E.J. attempts to reassure Anna that everything will work out. Sami tells E.J. that she can't keep the ransom secret from Rafe any longer. Mia informs Will about Mickey's death. Maggie is distraught when she realizes she accidentally deleted Mickey's text message. Lucas tells Maggie that he knows someone that can retrieve the message. Nathan and Melanie kiss in the Horton kitchen with Philip standing just outside. Philip doesn't catch the kiss because Stephanie showed up and told him about Mickey's death. Carly shows up at Maggie's to pay her respects and Hope lays into her calling her a whore.
Chloe worries that Brady might be taking on Arianna as his new project since she feels he did that with her and Nicole. Hope confronts Carly at Maggie's house as everyone stands behind her in the living room. Maggie ushers everyone out and Hope feels terrible. Doug gives Carly a dirty look as he exits the living room with the rest of the group. Melanie takes it upon herself to yell at Carly. Bo arrives at Maggie's to find Hope and Carly going at it. Melanie informs Nathan that her and Philip have put off their elopement. Philip pulls some strings to make sure Melissa makes it for Mickey's funeral.
Vivian thinks Mia is Carly's daughter after remembering the picture Gus sent her of the two hugging. Carly is upset when Melanie won't give her the time of day and tells Bo that her daughter, Melanie, hates her. Melissa arrives in Salem but misses Mickey's funeral. Mickey's friends and family gather at Maggie's to celebrate his life. E.J. gives a fake speech about trying to be a better person to the Horton's and Brady's when he pays his respects. Arianna finds herself face to face with the hit man Troy hired but Brady arrives just in time to save her.
Vivian tells Victor that she is certain that Mia is Carly's daughter. Victor questions her why she thinks that and Vivian insists the two look alike. Victor causes Vivian to rethink Mia being Carly's daughter when he notes the two look nothing alike. Bo tries to convince Carly that Melanie is really complicated and things may turn around. Sami is irritated when she can't get a hold of E.J. E.J. tells Anna that he is keeping Sydney away from Sami because she kept Johnny from him. Chad tells Gabi that he isn't interested in Mia anymore but Gabi doesn't buy it. Bo serves Vivian with a restraining order to stay away from Carly.
Roman informs Arianna that the higher ups are pulling the plug on the undercover operation. Arianna begs Roman to get them to reconsider and he gets a phone conference set up for Ari to plead her case. Melanie doesn't understand why Carly is so persistent on getting her to understand. Bo sticks up for Carly and Melanie accuses Carly of being pregnant. Melanie asks Brady to give her away at her wedding. Vivian pesters Brady for information on Melanie. Maggie tells Hope that she has to fight for Bo if she wants him. Rafe catches Sami and E.J. making the ransom drop. Rafe is upset that Sami never told him causing him to waste time following leads. E.J. calls Anna to tell her Rafe knows everything but he only gets her voice mail.
Melanie fills out her paperwork to take a leave of absence from nursing school. When she mentions her birth date, Carly has flashbacks to giving birth to Melanie and how Lawrence wouldn't let her hold her baby. Carly is devastated when Melanie tells her that her father would pimp her out to his clients for money. Philip asks Bo to be a groomsmen. Bo agrees and realizes that Vivian is listening in on their conversation and tells Philip that Carly came back to town for him and the two have been in love for awhile. Later, Bo tells Abe he told Philip those things so it would throw Vivian off trying to find Melanie. Maggie says good-bye to Melissa. Kate shows up trying to look for information on Melanie and Maggie angrily tells her to get out of her house. Stephanie shows Nathan the honor he got as an intern and that she should it to Mickey before he died and he was overjoyed for Nathan.
Carly asks Philip to talk to Melanie about reconsidering quiting nursing school. Philip tells Carly that Bo told him the truth that Carly came back to Salem to reunite with him. Bo visits with Melanie at the Pub encouraging her to give Carly another chance. Carly shows up at Bo's and tells him that his plan to misdirect Vivian isn't going to work. Vivian tells Hope about what she overheard Bo say. Hope comes to Bo's while Carly is still there and thinks Vivian is telling the truth and sees he took his wedding ring off. Hope seeks comfort in Justin's arms. Gabi changes her mind and agrees to go to Vancouver for the Olympics with Chad, Tad and Kinsey. Sami tries to get Rafe to pull his team so the kidnapper doesn't find out the feds are involved. A woman is arrested trying to pick up the brief case but is eventually cleared. Anna returns home and realizes she left her phone seeing E.J. has called and texted her several times. Anna tells E.J. everything is okay and he texts her and lets her know everything is still going according to plan. The police station received another ransom note letting them know that since Sami and E.J. involved the police they will never see Sydney again. Mia goes to Grace's grave and apologizes for still having feelings for Chad and using Will.
Carly has a fantasy about Vivian killing Melanie. Melanie decides on a bigger wedding and Vivian insists upon helping her plan it. Stephanie arrives at the Pub to meet up with Nathan who is tied up at work. Melanie tries to get Stephanie to go dress shopping with her but Steph tells her she already has plans. Vivian brings Melanie back to the Kiriakis mansion where her personal stylist has dropped off some dresses. Melanie falls in love with the first dress she tries on. Anna realizes that Sydney has a fever when E.J. shows up later she tells him that Sydney has a slight fever and wants to know what they will do if she needs a doctor. Sami and Rafe argue over involving the FBI in the ransom plot. Sami blames Rafe for not having Sydney back in her arms.
Bo asks Daniel to keep a look out for Vivian while Carly is at work. Carly and Vivian get into it at Java. Carly tries to warn Melanie to stay away from Vivian which causes Vivian to get suspicious. Daniel arrives and takes Carly aside to talk but Carly accidentally knocks over a cup of coffee on Melanie's wedding dress that she brought in hopes of showing Mia. Chloe asks Brady to forget what Nicole said about never visiting her in jail and tries to encourage him to at least call her. Anna questions E.J. about how long he plans to keep Sydney away from Sami. Troy arrives to see Arianna and gives her a bag of cocaine to move. Troy loses it and starts to strangle Arianna telling her that she will not replace him. E.J. walks in just in time and pulls Troy off of her. At the police station, Troy realizes that Arianna is working undercover and begins shouting that Arianna is a narc right to E.J.'s face. Roman tells Arianna that she is going to be sent back to prison.
Carly arrives to apologize to Maggie about the incident with Hope. Mia comes home to get a textbook and tells Carly to get out. Maggie becomes upset and tells Mia that this is her house and she will not act like that. Vivian calls Gus and tells him to search into the birthday more because she suspects that Melanie may be Carly's daughter. Kate tries to cool down Stefano when he finds out that E.J. sold off a bunch of DiMera stock for ransom money. Anna calls E.J. to tell him Sydney's fever is worse and they need medicine soon. Troy calls E.J. and apologizes for how he acted at the police station. Melanie arrives home to find Maggie sitting in the dark crying. Hope reminisces about better times with Bo when they would go sailing on the Fancy Face.
Carly has another fantasy about Vivian killing Melanie. Justin visits Carly and the two exchange words. Sami apologizes to Rafe about yelling at him earlier. Roman tells Arianna that the decision is final and she is being sent to Statesville, also home to Nicole. Rafe contacts his fellow FBI agent Tim and tells him to tell the higher up guy that if he doesn't let Arianna stay out of prison he will make it known publicly that they sent an untrained young woman to do a dangerous drug bust. Arianna tearfully says good-bye to Gabi and Brady. Ari is being handcuffed and lead away when Roman stops them and tells Arianna that she won't be going to prison. Stefano questions E.J. about the infant bottle of medicine but E.J. tells him it is Johnny's. Sami arrives and confirms it is Johnny's since he has been having trouble taking medicine. Gus confirms to Vivian that Melanie is Carly's daughter since they share the same birth date. Philip asks Victor if he is in love with Vivian. Victor nearly chokes and says absolutely not. Philip tells Victor that Vivian thinks she is going on his honeymoon with Melanie and Victor tells Philip he will make it clear to Vivian that they are not. Victor warns Vivian about doing anything to Melanie because it will in turn hurt Philip.
Maggie receives Mickey's items from his office. Among the items Maggie finds Mickey's anniversary gift to her which include ballet tickets. Maggie decides to donate them to the hospital to be raffled off. After Melanie leaves, Maggie finds a bottle of wine among Mickey's items. Vivian gets a visit from Lawrence during a dream. Lawrence tells her not to kill Carly because than he will be stuck with her for eternity. Lawrence encourages Vivian to go after Melanie.
Sami is devastated when Rafe decides to move out. Arianna tells E.J. that she was working undercover with the DEA. Arianna also tells E.J. while Troy is being put in prison the head of the drug cartel is still free. E.J. shows Arianna some pictures of Sydney and is called away be Harold. Arianna hears a cell phone rings and thinks it is her phone and answers it hearing Anna. Chloe confides to Carly about not being able to have children and it gets Carly all emotional too. Daniel defends Carly when Melanie goes off on her again. Stephanie tells Nathan they should tell Melanie and Philip about their relationship. Steph meets with Melanie about wedding plans and informs her that she is dating Nathan. Nathan catches Maggie looking at the bottle of scotch. Melanie walks in on Nathan and Maggie having a tender moment. Later, Melanie angry punches her hand on railing on the docks and hurts herself. Carly insists upon looking at her hand. Melanie questions why Carly continues to be nice to her when all she does is be rude.
Arianna picks up E.J.'s phone thinking it is her phone. Anna doesn't wait for anyone to say hello and just starts talking about wanting chocolates. When Arianna asks who is on the other end, Anna hangs up. E.J. accuses Arianna of spying on him but she notes the two have the same phone. E.J. explains that Anna is in town but doesn't want anyone to know. Carly asks Melanie if she can keep a secret and the two go to Maggie's. Carly tells Melanie that she lost a daughter and Melanie assumes that Carly's daughter dies and that is why she connected to Mia. Sami gives Rafe the pendant Sister Theresa gave her when she was pregnant with Sydney. Brady can't get a hold of Arianna and worries to Roman about Arianna being in trouble now that Troy has outed her as a narc.
Bo web chats with Ciara who is visiting Maggie and Caroline. Bo ends the chat when the door bell rings and greets Carly. Carly tells Bo that she is going to tell Melanie that she is her mother. Bo and Carly begin kissing and Ciara sees everything on the web camera. Caroline brings Ciara to see Bo and just as they arrive to the door Carly is leaving and tells Bo she loves him. Caroline tells Bo to start thinking about his daughter but Bo lays all the blame on Hope. Stephanie confides in Justin about Nathan's feelings for Melanie. Justin gets a call from Adrienne and has to confront Hope about calling Adrienne and trying to bring the two back together. Justin helps Hope get into Vivian's room to get the box they found a few weeks ago. Hope thinks Vivian is at her hairdressers but Vivian has canceled the appointment so she can plot on how to get rid of Melanie. Melanie visits the hospital to have her hand looked at. Nathan offers to look at it but Melanie refuses. Carly witnesses their interaction and after checking out Melanie's hand gives Melanie advice about not rushing into something with Philip. Melanie invites Carly to the wedding. Mia's jealously takes over and she tells Chad's dad that Chad invited her to Vancouver. Chad's dad calls and tells him the trip is off. Will visits Maggie's when Mia says she was going to check up on Maggie. Maggie tells Will that Mia never came home. Later, Will confronts Mia but she covers saying her needed time alone.
Melanie insists Carly attend the wedding and Carly agrees. Bo overhears and questions Carly about going to the wedding. Hope is able to open Vivian's box and finds the birth certificate for Carly's daughter. Hope freaks out thinking that it might be Bo's but then comes to her senses. Arianna tells Melanie that know that her undercover assignment is over she may be going back to prison and won't be able to be her maid of honor. Roman calls Arianna and tells her to meet him at the police station where he informs her that she will not be going back to prison and is free. Vivian takes her first steps to kill Melanie at her wedding. Bo brings Carly's suitcase into the house and leaves to talk outside. All we see is someone walk towards her suitcases with a set of scissors and rip up Carly's clothes.
Hope runs into Vivian on the docks and knocks her bag to the ground. Hope wonders why Vivian doesn't want her to see what is in the bag. Arianna tells E.J. the good news that she is not going to prison. The two share a drink when Brady and Rafe arrive. Roman calls Anna and catches her lying about not being in Salem. Anna tells Roman that she is still mourning and didn't want to be bothered. Anna's lie bring her to telling Roman that Carrie wanted her to see Sami when she was in town. Roman encourages Anna to stop by and see Sami and Anna reluctantly agrees. Anna drops by Sami's and is happy when Sami isn't home so she leaves a note. Rafe arrives to Sami's just as Anna is leaving. Stefano is served with eviction papers that E.J. has filed. Melanie and Philip look over the seating chart and realizing it will be impossible to have a drama free wedding. Kate arrives as Stefano's encouragement to try and be a part of the wedding planning. Kate is not happy when Philip tells her that both her and Vivian will be walking him down the aisle. Daniel catches Carly involving herself in Nathan's personal business. When Daniel comments about Melanie's character, Carly stops him. Bo comes back inside the house and sees Carly's clothes tore up and thinks Vivian was in the house and frantically calls out for Ciara. Ciara reenters the room with the scissors in her hands and says she didn't do it. Bo talks to Ciara about coming to him or Hope if she needs to talk about anything and asks her again if she did this to Carly's clothes and Ciara admits she did it. When Hope arrives to pick up Ciara, Bo tells her about the clothes. Hope is not happy Bo is allowing Carly to move back in and insists that Ciara will not be coming around anymore.
Hope informs Bo that she will be filing for sole custody of Ciara. Carly walks in and demands to know when Hope is doing this to Bo. Kate visits Maggie and asks to speak with Melanie about Vivian. Maggie tells Kate that Melanie is with Vivian at the Kiriakis' mansion. Vivian gives Melanie that gift but decides they should wait to open it until the wedding. Kate arrives and the two get into it again. After Kate and Melanie have left, Gus drops by and Vivian is telling him her master plan when she realizes that gift is gone and Kate must of token it. Kate walks on the docks carrying the present and wonders what Vivian got Melanie. Melanie asks Maggie to be the mother of the bride and Maggie gladly accepts. Rafe catches Anna sliding the note under the door and questions her. Sami arrives home after dropping off Johnny with E.J. and tells Rafe that Anna's is an old family friend. Anna tries to leave saying she only had a few minutes but Sami convinces her to stay. Sami tells Anna about her worries for Sydney and Anna reassures her that Sydney will be fine. Sami questions that statement but Anna covers. After Anna leaves, Rafe notes to Sami that Anna was acting oddly. Rafe shows up at the DiMera mansion and asks E.J. about Anna.
E.J. demands answers from Anna when Rafe informs him that Anna was visiting Sami. Vivian finds Kate before she can give Melanie that poisioned gift. Chloe chats with Father Matt about being able to give Daniel a child. After talking with Stephanie about Philip's wedding, Chloe realizes that she is late and may be pregnant.
Vivian fanatizes about killing Melanie on her wedding day with the poisioned head piece. Carly realizes that Vivian knows Melanie is her daughter and rushes off to inform Melanie. Melanie runs into a drunk Nathan outside the Pub and her and Stephanie take Nathan back to Maggie's. Melanie tells Vivian she doesn't think she can marry Philip and Vivian guilts her into going through with the wedding. Rafe is preparing to leave Sami's and the two end up having sex. E.J. decides that he is through with Anna and tells her to leave. Anna pleads her case that Sydney has grown attached to her and doesn't need another person ripped from her life.
Abe convinces Hope to rejoin the police department. Kate seeks help from Hope in stopping whatever Vivian has planned. Carly tries to warn Melanie by visiting the Kiriakis mansion but no one will open the door for her and she ends up slipping and hitting her head. Carly is brought to the hospital where she is confused as to why she was at the Kiriakis mansion and why she contacted Bo so many times. Vivian is still insisting that Melanie go through with the wedding. Melanie even tells Vivian about Nathan but Vivian will hear nothing of it. Philip overhears Melanie say she can't go through with it. Chloe buys a pregnancy test and runs into Arianna on the docks. Chloe tells Arianna that even if she is pregnant she can't tell Daniel. Brady catches Daniel helping a boy at Java play a computer game.
Chloe's pregnancy test comes back positive. Carly awakens from her fall and doesn't remember why she was at the Kiriakis mansion. When she finally does remember, she tries calling Bo and Melanie but neither answer. Carly attempts to leave the hospital but Gus knocks her out. Vivian pesters Melanie as she prepares for the wedding and Arianna has to throw her out. Hope lets Justin in on her suspicion that Melanie is Carly's daughter and Vivian probably has figured it out as well. Maggie tells Melanie she can't come to the wedding because she is sick.
Chloe and Daniel bask in the news that she is pregnant. Melanie writes a letter to Nathan asking if he still has feelings for her and if he does she won't marry Philip. Melanie asks Stephanie to deliver the letter but Steph ends up reading the letter and doesn't deliver it to Nathan. Nathan tells Maggie that he won't go out of town with Maggie in the condition she is in. Maggie agrees to go to Melanie's wedding. Philip gets a call that the Justice of the Peace is unable to officiate and Abe agrees to step in. Carly awakens to find herself trapped in a room with Gus. Carly gets the upper hand and knocks Gus out and texts Vivian from his cell phone to come quickly. Carly also sends a text to Bo asking for his help. Hope questions Victor about Vivian's plans for revenge but Victor insists Vivian won't be trying anything under his roof. Vivian has finally got the comb in Melanie's hair and has to take off to deal with Carly. Vivian lets Carly know that even though she got her away from the wedding her plan is still in full swing. Hope arrives at the police station and finds out Bo is still on a stake out and left his cell phone. Hope sees that Carly has set Bo a text and looks around to see if anyone is watching her.
Stephanie leaves Melanie alone after telling her that Nathan refused to open her letter though Stephanie never gave the letter to Nathan. Melanie becomes dizzy and passes out on the bed. Everyone takes their places for the wedding and when "Here Comes the Bride" plays and Brady steps out to walk Melanie down the aisle she is no where to be found. Brady goes up to the room and later reappears with Melanie. Nathan stands outside the Kiriakis mansion going back and forth about entering. Chloe rushes out of the wedding after feeling sick and runs into Nathan. Hope arrives at the canary basement after reading Carly's text to Bo. Hope tells Vivian and Carly that Victor figured out Vivian's plan and switched the combs. Hope begins to arrest Vivian for attempted murder when Gus awakens and knocks a bunch of crates unto Hope and Carly. Vivian takes off and returns to the mansion after Philip and Melanie have been married. E.J. is not thrilled when he arrives as the Brady Pub and sees Sami and Rafe have reunited.
Daniel and Chloe has a sonogram done but the doctor tells them that Chloe isn't pregnant. Chloe insists there must be something wrong with the equipment because her clothes are tighter. Bo finds Hope trapped beneath the boxes and gets her out. At the hospital, Hope tries to tell Bo about Carly and Vivian but can't get enough strength. Vivian drags Melanie up to the balcony where she says she knows her mother and then tries to drag her to the edge for a better view. Melanie's fear of heights kicks in and she tries to back away. Carly rushes in to the mansion and Maggie tells her that Melanie just went upstairs with Vivian. Carly rushes upstairs just as Vivian is attempting to drag Melanie to the edge. Carly demands Vivian get away from Melanie and pulls out a gun. Melanie steps in front of Vivian just as Carly shoots. Philip and Brady rush upstairs and find Carly kneeling over Melanie screaming that she shot her own daughter. The rest of the wedding guests make their way upstairs and Brady pulls Carly off as Lexie takes over holding pressure to the wound. Vivian thanks Carly for doing her dirty work for her.
Daniel tells Chloe that she wanted to be pregnant so bad her body started going through the symptoms. Melanie is rushed to the hospital and into surgery where Daniel operates to remove the bullet that is near her heart. Maxine informs Bo about Melanie and is shocked to learn that Carly was the one that shot Melanie. Victor warns Vivian that if Melanie dies there will be hell to pay. Rafe calls Anna in for more questioning. E.J. throws the clothes Sydney was wearing when she disappeared into the river. The clothes happen to have a blood stain from when Sydney had a bloody nose. The clothes are found and Rafe has to inform Sami of the latest news.
Melanie clings to life as Abe orders Bo to arrest Carly after she has given blood. Abe also orders that Vivian be arrested as a suspect for attempted murder. Daniel is surprised to learn that Carly is Melanie's mother. Carly tells Bo that Victor figured out Vivian's plan with the hair piece and switched it out so they have no proof. Vivian is released due to lack of evidence. Rafe gets the call that the clothes are Sydney's. At the Pub, Lucas tries to comfort Sami and Sami is clearly upset with Rafe who is too busy doing FBI stuff to pay attention to her. Anna is not pleased to hear that E.J. is faking Sydney's death.
Bo posts Carly's bail but tells her that their is a restraining order against her being with 20 feet of Melanie. Carly refuses to listen and takes off for the hospital. Daniel tells Philip that he doesn't know why Melanie hasn't woken up yet but encourages him to be positive. Maggie and Brady each visit Melanie and encourage her to wake up. Daniel tells Chloe that he is worried about her state of mind and wants her to talk to a therapist. Chloe ends up canceling the appointment even after Arianna encourages her to talk to someone. Hope leaves the hospital to tell Bo about Victor knowing what Vivian was up to. Hope is not pleased when she finds out Bo bailed Carly out of jail. Justin informs Philip about Victor knowing about Vivian's plans. Maggie leaves a message for Nathan to call her back as soon as possible. Nathan catches Stephanie with the letter and when she tells him it is from Melanie he says he doesn't want to see it. Daniel catches Carly sneaking around the hospital and tells her to leave but Carly convinces him to let her talk to Melanie. Carly apologizes to Melanie for everything and as she is leaving Melanie wakes up.
Philip angrily confronts Vivian about trying to kill Melanie. Melanie wakes up and doesn't know what happened to her. Carly explains that she accidentally shot her. Melanie doesn't understand why Carly says she cares about her and Carly reveal that she is her mother. Arianna tries to console Rafe about Sydney. E.J. calls Brady to the pier where he tells him about Sydney and asks Brady to break the news to Nicole. Arianna arrives at the pier and isn't happy to find out that Brady is going to talk to Nicole. Abe reminds Bo that anything Carly does will she is out on the bail he posted will come back to him. Bo questions Victor about switching the hair piece but Victor has covered all his bases so nothing can be proved.
Carly tells Daniel that he is Melanie's father. E.J. is furious after finding Sami is bed with Rafe. Vivian won't stop until she finishes Melanie off.
Daniel is livid when Carly tells him that Melanie is his daughter. Carly explains that she couldn't tell him in fear that Lawrence would kill him. Vivian attempts to smother Melanie with a pillow but then realizes that Melanie has suffered enough in her life and Carly will have to live with causing a lot of that. E.J. asks for the memorial service to be held at the docks and Sami agrees. Once there E.J. asks Will and Rafe to take Johnny and Allie to the car and he shows Sami the new ransom note.
As Maggie is confronting Carly about using the mother card to find out information on Melanie she becomes dizzy and nearly passes out. E.J. shows Sami that new ransom letter and has to try and convince her not to tel Rafe. Daniel visits with Melanie.
Roman informs Brady that Nicole turned down his request to visit. Arianna reiterates that she doesn't want Brady involved with Nicole at all. Mia continues to manipulate Chad after overhearing him make plans with Gabi. Gabi asks Will if he thinks Mia is really into him. E.J. and Sami see footage of Sydney and the new demand of $5 million. E.J. has a software program installed on Sami's computer when she watched the video of Sydney and he can now watch her. Rafe continues to look into who kidnapped Sydney.
Carly spills the beans about Daniel being Melanie's father to Chloe. E.J. watches Sami nearly tell Rafe about Sydney and calls her asking her to come over to talk. Nathan and Stephanie contemplate staying another day at the cabin but Nathan notices that Maggie has called him several times. Nathan returns to the hospital where a nurse informs him that Melanie was asking about him and that she was shot.
Nathan is shocked to learn about what went down after he and Steph left Melanie's wedding. Stephanie shows up to see Melanie and mentions being out of town. Melanie realizes that Steph and Nathan were together. Melanie also realizes that Stephanie never gave Nathan her letter and asks Steph to destroy it. Carly tells Bo not to talk to Melanie about the shooting. Bo doesn't listen and fills Melanie in on Lawrence's past misdeeds. Daniel confronts Vivian about trying to kill Melanie and asks for Victor's backing as his godson but when Victor questions him about why he is so intent on protecting Melanie the only Daniel will tell him is that Melanie is his patient. Philip tells Victor that he won't return home with Melanie if Vivian is still living there. Vivian takes it on herself to move out.
Melanie refuses to listen to Bo and is intent of throwing Carly under the bus. Hope offers to step in and interview Melanie so it doesn't look like Bo has a bias. Justin offers to be Carly's lawyer. Sami is devasted when E.J. calls and tells her that Sydney is dead. Rafe doesn't understand why Sami got so upset and brings her to the Brady Pub where he calls Will and asks him to join them. Rafe calls E.J. wanting to know what he told Sami that made her so upset by E.J. doesn't answer. E.J. gives Anna the $5 million to leave town and Anna is sad to part ways with Sydney. At the Pub, Sami tells Rafe that she thought she was ready to let Sydney go but she doesn't think she can anymore. Suddenly, E.J. walks through the door holding Sydney and tells Sami that she doesn't have too.
Brady decides to propose to Arianna while on a romantic get away. Stefano promises revenge on whoever kidnapper Sydney and is overjoyed when he sees the Sydney has been returned. Sami admits to Rafe that she knows about the ransom note. Rafe doesn't get mad but insists they bring Sydney to the hospital. Stephanie tells Lexie that she could of prevented Melanie's shooting by giving Nathan her letter. Melanie mentions the letter to Nathan but he is left confused. Melanie realizes that Stephanie never gave her letter to Nathan.
Arianna says no to Brady's proposal but tells him that she doesn't want to end things just slow down. Rafe continues looking into Sydney's kidnapping and is curious about things E.J. has said. Maggie passes out in the Horton kitchen. Stephanie refuses to apologize for keeping Melanie's letter away from Nathan.
Hope tries to talk to Melanie about testifying that Carly didn't mean to shoot her. Max returns to town to visit his little sister though they are no longer related with the revelation that Carly and Daniel are Melanie's parents. Rafe locates the cottage but E.J.'s crew makes it look like the place has been abandoned for years. Nicole finally puts it all together and realizes Anna was the one that kidnapped Sydney.
Carly decides to plead guilty to the judge. Bo tries to talk her out of it but Carly won't listen. Justin informs Daniel about that is going to happen and Daniel tells Melanie she is the only one that can prevent Carly from going to prison. As Carly is pleading guilty, Melanie rushes in. Max warns Philip not to hurt Melanie like he did Stephanie. Stephanie tells Nathan that she was supposed to give him Melanie's letter. Steph insists she didn't give it to him because he kept insisting he didn't want to talk about Melanie. Nicole calls Anna and tells her to get off the plane and come visit her in prison. Fay visits her daughter in prison and isn't happy that Nicole seems to think everything is turning around for her. Nicole tells her mother to leave and never come back. Anna finds away off the plane and gets to the prison wanting to know why Nicole summoned her there.
Anna denies any invovement in Sydney's kidnapping but Nicole keeps pressing with information she has. Stefano and Kate trick Will into letting Stefano spend some alone time with Sydney. Mia continues to lead both Will and Chad on. Gabi finds the necklace that Mia got from Will when she runs into Chad on the docks. Melanie askes to speak to the Judge before Carly is sentenced. Bo and Justin both think that Melanie will cause the Judge to give Carly a harsher sentence. Melanie tells the Judge that her lied before because she was upset with Carly for lying to her and that Carly didn't mean to shoot her. The Judge ends up sentencing Carly to just probabtion.
Nicole tells Anna that she better use her connect with the Governor to get her a pardon or she will inform Roman. Vivian is dismayed when she learns that Carly won't be going to prison. Daniel overhears Chloe telling Philip that she is not going to therapy. Melanie and Philip move in with Maggie.
Anna shows up at Victor's fundraising for the Governor with a lame story about wanting to talk Philip. Anna asks the Governor to give Nicole a pardon but he refuses. Anna continues to put the moves on the Governor especially after he informs her that he and his wife have an agreement regarding their marriage. Sami tells Rafe that she is applying for a job in the FBI office. Lexie visits E.J. at Sami's and brings along Theo. When Lexie goes to play with Sydney, Theo informs E.J. that he knows about Sydney not really being kidnapped. Vivian tells Carly that she will have to reassess her plan not to go after Melanie now that Carly won't be going to prison. Daniel recommends that both he and Chloe attend therapy.
Governor Ford turns down Anna's advances. Anna freaks out and thinks about the possibilities that could happen if she doesn't get Nicole a pardon. Anna calls Nicole and tells her the Governor turned her down but she has another plan. Nicole gets angry in her cell and promises to make Anna pay if she doesn't come through. Bo tells Vivian that she better back off Carly or she will have hell to pay. Lexie overhears Theo telling E.J. that he knows that Sydney was safe with E.J. during the kidnapping. E.J. attempts to use Theo's autism and taking things literally. Lexie tells E.J. that Theo is very bright and she wonders if Johnny may know something about Sydney's kidnapping and that Stefano is possibility involved. Sami asks Rafe for a recommodation for the job she is applying for with the FBI but Rafe refuses giving a few different excuses. Sami thinks it is because Rafe is still upset about the whole lying issue but Rafe finally tells Sami that she would never pass the background check due to her past misdeeds. Will confronts Mia about the necklace and realizes that Mia has been lying and breaks up with her. Mia continues to be rude to Gabi.
Anna has drugged Governor Ford's food and taken a variety of pictures of him in compromising postions. Anna tells the Governor that she will give him all the pictures if he agrees to give Nicole the pardon. Nicole has called Rafe to her jail cell thinking that Anna isn't going to come through. Just as Nicole is getting ready to tell Rafe that Anna is the one who kidnapped Sydney, Joyce walks in and hands her the phone telling her that the wardon wants to speak to her. The wardon puts Nicole on with the Governor, who is still handcuffed to the bed with Anna holding the phone to his ear, and tells Nicole that he is granting her a pardon and she will be released that day. Nicole does a little happy dance and Rafe is confused as to how this could happen. Hope tells Justin that she is no fan of Carly but is glad that Melanie did the right thing. Justin returns to the Kiriakis mansion to have Victor sign a few things and is surprised when Henderson tells him that he has a vistor. Justin is even more surprised to see Adrienne standing in the living room. Adrienne tells him that Hope called and said he was in trouble and she got the first flight out. Hope arrives and Adrienne is upset that Hope lied and dragged her out to Salem for nothing and she storms off. Maggie questions Melanie about still having feelings for Nathan. Nathan wants to know what the letter said and is still upset with Stephanie for keeping it a secret and ends things with her. Steph warns Philip to look out for Nathan.
Bo warns Victor that he will eliminate Vivian and face the consequences if she doesn't back off her revenge plot. Brady and Arianna are preparing to elope as Nicole makes her way to the island thinking Brady is just there on business. Rafe confronts Governor Ford about giving Nicole a pardon and he gives the excuse that it is what the people wanted. Rafe informs Sami and E.J. that Nicole is out of prison. E.J. makes his way to Governor Ford's room and demands to know why he gave Nicole a pardon. Governor Ford tells E.J. that Anna was the one that got him to give the pardon and he assumed the DiMera's knew about it. Melanie lies to Nathan about what was written in the letter. Nathan forgives Stephanie for not giving him the letter.
Arianna is getting ready for the wedding when she breaks the pearl necklace Brady gave her. The woman helping her get ready, Paca, tells her that it is a bad omen. The Justice of the Peace runs into Nicole as he is going to get the marriage license and thinks she is Brady's bride. Brady is surprised to see Nicole and even calls the wardon on Nicole's suggestions to make sure she is supposed to be out of jail. At first Nicole lies about her reasons for being on the island but soon admits she came to see him and get a second chance. Nicole is kissing Brady good-bye when Arianna shows up and lashes out. Governor Ford tells E.J. that he didn't have much choice from Anna on the pardon. If he didn't do it she would expose the pictures she took. Rafe visits Victor where he learns that Anna was there the night before for the fundraiser and was obviously making her move on the Governor. E.J. and Rafe both return to Sami where they fill her in on Anna and Rafe tells them that Anna was the one that kidnapped Sydney. Rafe tells them that Nicole was getting ready to tell him that information when she got the pardon. Bo tells Vivian that if she doesn't stay away from Carly he will shut her up for good. Vivian takes Victor up on his offer to marry her and she will stay away from Carly. Justin visits Hope and is not happy that she is playing God with his life by calling Adrienne. Justin tells Hope that he loves her just as Adrienne arrives. Adrienne asks to speak to Hope alone. Hope insists that she has no feelings for Justin and notes that Adrienne must still love Justin or she wouldn't of fly around the world to see him. Adrienne tells Hope that it is obvious that Hope is still in love with Bo.
Nicole is starting to flirt with the Justice of the Peace when Fay arrives. Fay doesn't understand how Nicole managed to get a pardon and worries about what will happen when Stefano finds out she is out of prison. Brady eventually convinces Arianna to marry though Nicole's comments are no help. Things continue to go wrong as the area they are supposed to get married in floods and they have to wait. When everything is finally ready the Justice of the Peace informs them that something has gone terribly wrong and Arianna blames Nicole. Gabi interrupts Mia and Chad making out and calls out Mia for playing two guys against each other. Chad over hears and isn't happy that Mia was just using him and Will. Mia attempts to use them having a baby to keep Chad. Will tells Kate that he broke up with Mia and doesn't like being used as anyone's pawn. Rafe tells E.J. that he thinks Anna was just working for someone and notes that Anna was able to leave on a few occasions. E.J. leaves saying he has a meeting and Rafe follows him to the DiMera mansion where he begins questioning Stefano about Anna.
Brady and Arianna have to call off their wedding when a incoming hurrican forces everyone to leave the island. After Fay talks to Brady she tells Nicole that she thinks Brady still has feelings for her. Carly interrupts Daniel and Melanie's outing at the Brady Pub. After Melanie gets angry at Carly and leaves, Daniel chases after her slipping and hitting his head on the ground. Adrienne decides to stay in Salem a little longer.
Sami and Nicole get into a knock down drag out fight on the docks. Rafe has to break the two up and bring them into the police. Rafe takes this as an opportunity to question Nicole and inform her she could be in trouble for interferring with a federal investigation. Daniel experiences double vision as a result of his fall. Melanie defends Carly to Chloe.
Rafe is livid when he finds out that D.A. Woods released Benny from custody. Chloe twists Carly's words to upset Melanie. Stefano finds Anna and prepares to eliminate her for her role in Sydney's kidnapping. Anna spills the beans that E.J. was behind the whole kidnapping. Nicole tries to get Brady to dump Arianna and come back to her. E.J. tells Sami that he forgives her for lying about her pregnancy.
Will returns to the penthouse to find Sami and E.J. hugging. Will starts to go off on Sami and tells her that he ran into Nicole while he was out with Sydney. Sami starts screaming at him about allowing Nicole near Sydney and what a poor choice he made. Will turns the tables on Sami and notes all the bad choices she has made in her life especially recently. Nicole takes Brady's offer to give her a loan to mess with Arianna. Bo surprises Carly with a romantic night out but they are interrupted when Bo receives a phone cal about Kimberly from Caroline. Stefano doesn't believe Anna when she tells him that E.J. was behind the kidnapping. Anna is able to prove it by a voice message she kept on her phone.
E.J. gets a call from Stefano telling him to come over right away. E.J. thinks Stefano will be signing the papers to hand over the mansion and all the assets to him but Stefano plays mind games with E.J. until he reveals that he knows that E.J. was behind the whole kidnapping. Bo finds out that Kimberly has been diagnosed with leukemia and he is a match for bone marrow. Bo warns Victor to keep Vivian away from Carly. Daniel suggests that Carly move in with him and Chloe while Bo is out of town. D.A. Woods is brought into the hospital after being attacked and he id's Rafe as his attacker. Hope has to call Rafe in for questioning and he has no alibi for the time D.A. Woods was attacked though he should of been at the movies with Gabi. Sami tries to convince Will to change his mind about moving in with Kate and Stefano.
Sami gets her hands on D.A. Woods statement and attempts to lie by telling Abe and Hope that Rafe was with her with Woods was attacked. Sami's plan falls through when Rafe tells Hope he didn't see Sami at all the night prior. Chad begins to doubt his father accusations against Rafe. Carly continues to refuse Daniel's offer to move in with him and Chloe while Bo is away. Hope finds out through Maggie that Kimberly is sick. Hope thinks Bo didn't inform her but Maggie tells her he left her numerous messages. Hope can't remember deleting the messages. Stefano has E.J. right where he wants him and blackmails E.J. into letting with see Sydney and Johnny.
Roman tries to get through to Sami that E.J. will never change because he is a DiMera. Sami is not happy when Will announces he is moving in with Kate and Stefano. Nathan ruins Stephanie's prospects with a new guy. Vivian overhears Chloe's disgust for Carly.
Stefano prepares to show Sami the tape of Anna but she could care less about anything Stefano wants to tell her. Stefano tells E.J. he did one thing right but getting Sami to somehow believe everything he says. Hope and Carly argue about Bo. Adrienne signs the divorce papers in front of Justin. After Justin leaves, Adrienne hears a noise outside the Cheatin' Heart and she rushes out to find Justin unconscious on the ground bleeding. Arianna gives Nicole a check from her and Brady.
Philip rushes to help Adrienne with Justin and makes out some of the person that attacked Justin. Chad notes that similarities between Justin's attack and his fathers. Sami cannot believe what she is hearing when E.J. tells her that he is going to bring Johnny and Sydney to see Stefano. Kate tells Stefano that she ran into Madeline Woods at Java. Carly runs into Adrienne at the hospital and finds out Adrienne is staying at Steve and Kayla's apartment. When Adrienne tells Carly that if she needs anything to ask Carly takes her up on it. Daniel finds some baby clothes that Chloe bought when she thought she was pregnant. Chloe tells Daniel she couldn't part with the items so she hid the instead and also tells him that she worries Carly will take him away from her. When Carly calls and tells Daniel she is moving in with Adrienne instead he thinks that is for the best. Stephanie tries to persuade Melanie not to reenter the nursing program and admits she read Melanie's letter to Nathan. Philip overhears Melanie and Stephanie talking about the letter.
Rafe is released from jail and Roman tells him about the attack on Justin was similar to the attack on D.A. Woods. E.J. tells Sami that Stefano is sick which is why he is having a change of heart about letting the kids see Stefano. Stefano calls and demands E.J. arrive with the children or he will notify the authorities about E.J.'s involvement in Sydney's kidnapping. Sami refuses to allow E.J. to take the kids but he tells her that their custody agreement allows him to take them wherever in his days. Sami insists that she accompany E.J. to Stefano's. Once there, Sami notes that Stefano doesn't' t look sick and Stefano has no clue what she is talking about. E.J. jumps in saying that Stefano's diabetes is acting up. Once Sami leaves the room, Stefano tells E.J. that he won't be playing sick so E.J. better some up with a no excuse to get the children over. When Sami says it is time to go Stefano announces they will be spending the night. Melanie insists to Philip that she loves him only but Philip can forget what he overheard.
Philip overhears Melanie admitting to Nathan that she wrote him a letter but that she loves Philip. Nathan loses a patient and is devastated. Nicole accuses Arianna was setting her up with Cece and the camera crew. Cece does a live interview with Nicole and gets her own show in New York. Philip sees Nicole's interview and offers her the job of roving reporter for Titan Television. Arianna is offered the job as production assistant to the roving report unaware the Cece has taken a new job and Nicole is the reporter. Stefano tells E.J. that he wants Sydney and Johnny to live with him. E.J. wants to know how he is supposed to make that happen with Sami. E.J. flips the tables on Stefano and tells him if he tells anyone he was behind Sydney's kidnapping he will never see his grandchildren. Rafe is not happy to hear the Sami allowed her children to stay with Stefano overnight. Later, Rafe questions E.J. about Stefano's declining health.
Hope's behavior continues to be random as she returns home late at night and finds Ciara on the couch. Hope tells Ciara that Justin might be her new daddy. Lexie worries that Nathan was distracted by Melanie when he lost his patient. Stefano tries to make nice with Sami when he makes her angry.
Hope is confused when Ciara tells her that she is taking a bridal magazine to school for show and tell because Hope told her Justin was going to be her daddy. Hope gets a call that Abe has been attacked and rushes off to investigate. Lexie and Abe tells Hope that people tried to call her several times the night before but she didn't answer. Hope has to question Carly about Abe's injuries and overhears her talking to Bo. Hope has to leave and pick Ciara up from school because she stole her teacher's stickers. Later, Ciara goes to Hope's room and plays dress up where she finds a box under Hope's bed. Carly gets one of her doctor friends to do the surgery on Daniel. When Daniel goes to tell Chloe he overhears he calling Carly a whore. Vivian also overhears everything and decides to use Chloe to eliminate Carly. Nicole wonders if Brady was behind her being hired as the new reporter. Arianna shows up for her first day of work as Cece PA and finds out Nicole is the new reporter.
Abe agrees to an interview with Nicole and when Nicole gets rude with her questions, Arianna stops the interview. Brady is surprised when he hears from Gaby that Ari is the PA for Nicole. Brady offers to have Ari reassigned but she doesn't want him pulling any favors. Victor overhears Carly talking to Dr. Yang about Daniel's surgery and forbids her from scrubbing in. Carly tells Victor he can't tell her what to do and she is the only doctor on staff that has been briefed about the surgery. Daniel takes off from the Pub after arguing with Chloe and tells Victor to back off. Carly tells Daniel that he needs to tell Chloe about the surgery. Vivian sits down with Chloe to talk about Carly and Chloe could care less about Vivian. Father Matt shows up and gets rid of Vivian. Chloe realizes that Daniel called her phone and thinks that he is going into surgery as a doctor not a patient. Father Matt encourages Chloe to go to the hospital and talk to Daniel. Vivian gets her hands on a nurse to lie about Carly and Daniel. Nurse Greg tells Chloe that Daniel and Carly are both not at the hospital. Hope worries that Ciara is acting out because of the separation. Justin tries to reassure Hope that Ciara is fine. Hope decides to go to bed early and pops some pills before jumping in bed. Later, Hope suddenly wakes up claiming to be late and changes into an all black outfit and puts on a heavy coat of lipstick and announces tonight is the night.
Hope is interrupted by Justin as she loads a gun and hollers out the door that she is fine and just tired. Later, Hope attends a poker game where she wins the pot and runs into Dr. Baker. Sami has her hands full with a temperamental Johnny. E.J. comes over just as Sami is calling him to help with Johnny and puts the kid to bed. Chloe demands answers from Nurse Greg and he tells her that the rumor is Carly and Daniel went to a motel. Chloe checks out the motel and the clerk tells her that no one with either Carly or Daniel's name checked in. When Chloe shows him a picture he says that he saw Daniel at the motel. Nathan stops by Maggie's to see Melanie and the two share a passionate kiss as Philip looks on. Melanie tells Nathan that it is over and the kiss was good-bye. Philip starts drinking at the Kiriakis mansion and Justin encourages Philip to talk to Melanie. Philip ends up at Chloe's apartment.
Chloe and Philip sleep together before figuring out that they were wrong about their respective mates. E.J. asks Sami to move in with him and Stefano. Sami initally refuses but when E.J. tells her that she can spend all her time with Sydney she has second thoughts. Later, Sami tells Rafe of the possibility and he lashes out but Sami tells him that maybe now Sydney with call her mama. Hope convinces Dr. Baker to help her do her dirty work. On the pier, Dr. Baker runs into E.J. and E.J. doesn't understand why he is alive. Hope walks up behind E.J. and knocks him out. Dr. Baker tells Hope that E.J. knows him and this isn't going to work like they planned.
Hope catches Dr. Baker before he leaves town and demands he stay and hand over the cashier's check from the money he stole from E.J.'s account. Vivian gets the motel clerk to tell Chloe another pack of lies and he switches the story around getting Chloe to believe that Carly set her up to think Daniel was cheating. Nathan acts weary to stay with Daniel and Carly to work on a case if Chloe will be there. Arianna and Brady's evening is interrupted by Gabi who has a computer crisis and needs Ari's help. Nicole swoops in to beg Brady for help with E.J.'s accusation. Nicole instead tries to put the moves on Brady and he rejects her and throws her out. Nicole sees Ari at the Pub with her sister and pretends to be talking on the phone to Brady and thanking him for a great night. Brady goes for a walk and is mugged by Hope and Dr. Baker. Stephanie realizes that Philip has done something that will mess up his relationship with Melanie and worries it will cause Nathan to rush to her aide. Stephanie throws away her birth control pills.
Arianna goes to the mansion to find Brady but he is no where to be found. Hope takes her mugging to the next level and brands Brady with a symbol on his chest. Gabi and Nicole get into a fight at the Pub and Gabi pours a drink on her. Brady stumbles into the Pub and into Nicole's arms and passes out. Brady is rushed to the hospital where Nicole is questioned by Roman but she has an alibi since she was with Gabi. Nicole plants the blame on Arianna. Vivian's plan to mess with Chloe's hand works fine as Chloe lashes out at Carly just as Daniel returns home. Chloe tells Daniel that Carly set her up to believe he was having a affair with Daniel and the motel clerk even told her that Carly told him to tell her that she was there with Daniel. Daniel and Chloe find the motel clerk but he claims to have never met Chloe before in his life. Melanie is curious why Philip left Chloe a message to not do anything rash with Carly. Philip tells Melanie that Chloe has come to him with her problems and it is awkward so he doesn't think Melanie should spend a lot of time with Daniel anymore.
Nicole realizes that Arianna has no alibi for the time that Brady was mugged so she continues her plan to frame Arianna. Hope thinks Ciara got into her make-up when she finds it scattered all over the floor. Roman questions Hope why she didn't answer her phone when Brady came into the hospital. Hope recognizes that symbol as being Irish. Sami and E.J. move into the DiMera mansion but it doesn't take long before Sami and Kate are at each others throats. Anna runs into Calliope while on the island and avoids saying much about why she is there. Later it is revealed that Calliope is working for Rafe and has to get information out of Anna about the kidnapping.
Chad doesn't understand why his mother doesn't want him hanging out with Will. Things get even more confusing when Kate hides a picture of her and Madeline looking chummy in some of Will's papers and Chad sees the picture. Sami decides against staying at the DiMera mansion but has to change her plans back when a water pipe breaks in the penthouse. Rafe tells Calliope that if she doesn't assist with getting information out of Anna she will have to have charges from the IRS. Calliope eventually gets Anna to start talking.
Victor rushes Maggie to the hospital after she passes out. Nicole is surprised to learn that Dr. Baker is alive and back in town while she is doing her undercover story. Melanie doesn't tell Nathan about Stephanie throwing away her birth control pills. Stephanie throws her pills in the water this time. Calliope nearly gets the goods from Anna but Anna passes out drunk. Will catches Sami and E.J. in a comfortable position. Hope is unable to go on the police stakeout for the mugger since Maggie was supposed to watch Ciara.
Nicole tells Dr. Baker to pin the muggings on Arianna. Daniel tells his worries to Carly. Vivian continues to stear Chloe into thinking that Carly is trying to steal Daniel away from her.
Mia announces that she is considering moving to New York to pursue dancing again. Chad tells his mother that he doesn't want to go away to boarding school. Chloe nearly tells Daniel everything. E.J. becomes jealous when Rafe sends Johnny a FBI jacket. Calliope finds Anna recovering from a hangover and continues to coax her to reveal who she was working with. After hugging Callope, Anna pulls out the camera attached to her shirt.
Arianna and Brady set a wedding date. Nicole moves forward with her plan to set Arianna up for the muggings by pulling some hair out of Arianna's brush. Madeline is not pleased when Chad announces he would rather go to Salem U then Wake Forest. Will confronts Kate over the picture of her with Madeline but Kate plays it off that the two just ran in the same social circle but are by no means fans. Anna finds the camera hidden in Calliope's shirt and tries to make a run for it. Rafe encourages Anna to stay and let him know who she was working for in order to set herself and Calliope free.
E.J. freaks when Stefano informs him that Anna did not call in at her usual time. E.J. figures that it has something to do with Rafe's secret mission. Stefano also tells E.J. that he told every contractor in the area not to work with Sami on fixing her apartment. Will overhears E.J. yelling at Stefano that if Sami wants to leave with her children she is allowed to do so. Sami asks Will to teach Johnny poker and she is surprised when he doesn't tell her no. Later, Will brings Johnny downstairs and Sami, E.J., Will, Johnny and Sydney have a poker night. Arianna catches Nicole stealing her fork but Nicole makes up some crazy story about doing a story on people stealing items for local restaurants. Nicole brings the hair and the finger print she got off a glass to Dr. Baker and tells them to plant them on the next victim to frame Arianna. Ciara tells Hope that she is happy now after their talk but Hope doesn't remember having any talk with Ciara.
Arianna and Brady get into another fight which works out perfectly for Nicole because Arianna will not have an alibi. Hope does not want Dr. Baker to frame Arianna for the muggings. Hope takes out another victim....Roman. Mia tells Maggie that she is thinking about dropping out of school to go to New York to dance. Maggie tries to talk Mia out of it and wants her to finish school. Stefano talks on the phone to someone about completely a task. Rafe thinks Anna is faking passing out but soon realizes that Anna has poisoned by her food.
Hope knocks Roman out and begins going through his pockets when she nearly catches Dr. Baker planting the evidence on Roman to frame Arianna. Arianna nearly calls Brady but hears a commotion outside her room. Caroline pumps into Arianna in the Pub dressed all in black and out of breath. Carly happens upon the scene but Hope and Dr. Baker take off. When the police and Abe arrive, Carly notes the women ran off and had long dark hair. Nicole worries that Arianna might have an alibi since she was with Caroline but realizes the two just ran into each other. Chloe pushes away from intimacy with Daniel. Nathan offers to get Stephanie a drink but she makes up an excuse that she has a headache and doesn't want to drink. Melanie and Philip arrive and Melanie is suspicious of Stephanie refusing drinks. Later, Stephanie tries to grill Philip on what he did that could hurt Melanie.
Abe announces that the fingerprints found on the flashlight match Arianna's. Dr. Baker worries what will happen if Hope figures out the he planted the evidence on Roman. Dr. Baker wants Nicole to give him money to get out of town.
Carly overhears Nathan's suggestion that Chloe go to a sex therapist. Daniel goes over to Maggie's to confront Philip about having dinner with Vivian and Philip thinks he knows about Chloe. E.J. forbides Stefano from taking Will under his wing. Will thinks to himself that Stefano isn't that bad. Melanie demands to look in Stephanie's purse and the two get into a fight over it before being broke up by Nurse Lesley and Maggie. Rafe demands the doctor give Anna something to help her come out of her coma.
Rafe is arrested for poisioning Anna and thrown in South American jail. Arianna is arrested for the muggings but not before Nicole reveals the information on Arianna's past. Carly figures out the Chloe had an affair and encourages her to tell Daniel.
Hope drops Ciara off at Bo's and alerts with to Ciara making things up, noting the most recent story about Hope having a treasure box (when night time Hope keeps the wallets she has stolen from people she has mugged). Arianna doesn't think Brady believes her and won't take his help by hiring a lawyer. Daniel wants to move up his and Chloe's wedding date. Philip cuts off Nicole's broadcast and Nicole and Melanie exchange words. Vivian and Victor argue about the wedding and Vivian hears a thud after Victor has left the room. Later, Bo, Philip and Daniel receives texts about Victor.
Everyone who received the text about Victor being in trouble shows up at the Kiriakis mansion followed by people they were with at the time. Victor wants to know why everyone is there. Vivan announces to everyone's surprise (most of all the groom's) that she and Victor are getting married that day. Madeline demands the Stefano stay away from Chad.
Maggie attempts to get Victor to change his mind about the wedding and offers to help him sneak out. Bo tells Brady, Philip and Daniel that he told Victor to keep Vivian on a short leash to prevent Vivian from harming Carly or he would take care of Vivian himself. Bo didn't think that Victor would go as far as to marry Vivian though. Philip doesn't care what Bo has to say and announces he won't be sticking around. Maggie tells the girls that they should convince everyone to stay to throw Vivian off. Victor is shocked that everyone has stayed for his wedding and rushes through the ceremony. Kate, Nicole and Carly all think back on the times they married Victor and shudder. Victor thinks back to when he first married Vivian. After the ceremony, Vivian prepares to throw her bouquet to Chloe but Carly catches it instead just as Hope returns home with Ciara. Rafe receives a cellmate and is surprised that it is Shane Donovan who he recognizes from Sami's pictures.
Arianna takes E.J. up on his offer to be her lawyer. Carly initally tells Chloe that she won't tell Daniel about her affiar but after a talk with Kate she learns this isn't the first time Chloe has betrayed her significant other. Ciara continues to talk about Hope's treasure box so Hope decides to take a look herself under her bed. Maggie returns home and talks to a picture of Mickey but is interrupted by Victor who came to check on her. Philip tells Stephanie that Melanie told him about Steph's plan to get pregnant. Nathan announces that he received a fellowship at John Hopkins but plans to turn it down.
Arianna realizes that she has an alibi for the night Justin was attacked since it was the night she gave Brady's check to Nicole. E.J. tracks Nicole down at the Cheatin' Heart to ask her about not coming forward with the alibi. Bo and Hope look in the box under Hope's bed but find it empty. Ciara puts the wallets into her backpack. Daniel announces that Father Matt can marry them tomorrow and Chloe suggests they just elope that night. Gabi asks Sami for help in locating Rafe and talking to Roman for Arianna.
E.J. asks Nicole to verify that Arianna was with her the night Justin was attacked. Nicole hopes the Arianna is remembering her dates wrong. Brady lets it slip to Caroline that Victor married Vivian. Chloe seeks Vivian's help with Carly. Vivian tells Chloe to get Carly into an elevator and gives her the number of a guy who will take care of the rest. Chloe isn't too sure about killing Carly Daniel is surprised by Melanie's negative reaction to the news that he and Chloe are getting married the next day. Daniel asks Philip to walk Chloe down the aisle. Carly asks to see what is in Ciara's backpack but she refuses. Bo nearly finds the wallets but is interrupted by an angry Caroline. Hope bring Dr. Baker to Bo's house and sees that Ciara has the stolen wallets.
Hope is able to sneak into the house and retrieve the wallets when Dr. Baker distracts Bo with a car alarm and Caroline calls Ciara into the kitchen to finish making cookies. Chloe doesn't think she can go through with Vivian's plan but Carly makes her angry again by calling her and encouraging her to tell Daniel about the affair. Stephanie realizes her plan to get pregnant without Nathan's knowledge is stupid and seeks advice from Adrienne. Adrienne encourages Stephanie to get the Plan B pill and Nathan ends up finding the packaging.
Nicole tries to make up excuses to avoid giving Arianna an alibi and loudly has a converstation about Brady making a new check when she knows D.A. Woods can hear their converstation. Sami worries over Johnny falling down the steps and hitting his head. Chloe continues to fret over killing Carly and changes her mind but gets distracted by Daniel. Chloe finally does make it to the hospital and does everything possible to distract Carly from going on to the elevator. E.J. cannot get Arianna's arraignment moved up so she has to spend another night in jail. Nathan finds the emergency birth control on the night stand and questions Stephanie. Stephanie tells Nathan she lost her pills and after their converstation she wanted to make sure she wasn't pregnant.
Gabi catches Brady hugging Nicole and questions Brady on his feelings for her sister. Carly has had enough of listening to Chloe's ramblings and steps on the elevator. Chloe freaks out and pushes Carly out but the doors before she can get out herself and the elevator shoots to the ground. Daniel finds Chloe and she is rushed into surgery. Victor notes that Vivian has been acting antsy all night and warns her that if she hurts Carly she will pay. Philip has a nightmare about Melanie finding out about Chloe and heads to the kitchen where he runs into Maggie. Maggie mentions not being able to sleep because Alice isn't feeling under the weather. Melanie gets a call from Daniel that Chloe was in an accident.
Julie arrives at Maggie's after visiting Alice and tells her that Alice isn't doing any better. The two begin to make calls to loved ones to come and see Alice. Stephanie tells Nathan that she is not pregnant. Hope can't take the news that Alice may not make it and visits Bo where Carly walks in on the two hugging. Madeline rents out the Cheatin' Heart for Chad to throw a big graduation party for all the seniors. Chad, Will and Tad discuss Madeline's past with Kate. Daniel awaits but Chloe side as she recovers for the elevator accident.
Jennifer arrives at Maggie's house before visiting Alice. Jennifer runs into Carly on her way to Bo's house. Bo doesn't tell Hope that he originally called her to tell her he filed for divorce. Jennifer ends up finding the papers and shows them to Hope. Daniel overhears Philip and Chloe talking but Philip is able to cover. Chloe is sick of telling lies since she constantly has to come up with a new one to cover for something else. Chloe asks Philip to retrieve Daniel's wedding present out of the apartment because that is why Chloe told him she was out. Philip runs into Adrienne in the hallway of Daniel and Chloe's apartment and she sees him with the gift. Nicole goes to the police station before Arianna's hearing but Arianna doesn't want to see or talk to her and the two end up getting into a argument just as E.J. shows up. E.J. tells Arianna her hearing is delayed an hour and she will be taken back to her cell. Alone with Nicole, E.J. accuses her of being the mugger. Melanie tells Nathan that Stephanie is no longer taking her birth control pills but Nathan tells her to stay out of it.
Melanie visits Arianna in jail where they discuss Nicole. Victor gives Brady a new money clip and tells him the importance of it. Bo realizes that he left the divorce papers out back at his office and attempts to call Hope. Jennifer shows Hope the papers and says she didn't realize Hope and Bo were divorcing. Hope says she didn't either. Hope tells Jennifer that her and Bo had discussed a divorce months prior but hadn't really talked about it since. Hope heads over to visit Alice and remembers a conversation she had with Alice about Bo years before. Jennifer arrives back at Maggie's where they are joined by Marie. The three reminisce about Alice. Marie remembers a time after she had a miscarriage and Alice was so supportive and understanding. E.J. continues to accuse Nicole of being behind the muggings. Nicole tells E.J. that he was never been more happy then when he was with her and Sydney.
Daniel overhears Melanie telling Philip that she supports his marriage to Chloe. Melanie gives Daniel a wedding present which is a patron saint of marriage necklace. Melanie also has bought flowers to surprise Chloe. Carly continues to encourage Chloe to tell Daniel the truth or at least postpone the wedding. Later, Vivian shows up at Chloe's room and demands to know what went wrong with the plan. Everyone shows up at the hospital for Daniel and Chloe's wedding. Chloe ends up stopping the wedding. Nicole tells Dr. Baker he needs to go underground to prevent anyone suspecting he has anything to do with the muggings. Brady is at the Pub when one of Dr. Baker's poker buddies recognizes his money clip. Brady gives the guy money and takes his picture with his camera phone to get him to tell where he saw the clip. Brady shows up at the poker game and Dr. Baker nearly walks in by recognizes Brady. Dr. Baker pays another guy to drug Brady's drink. Stefano tells E.J. about Alice and E.J. tells Stefano not to mention anything to Sami if he sees her first. Stefano gets off the phone with someone telling him to take care of Rafe. A guard comes and takes Shane away and another guard appears and tells Rafe that he is their to get him out. Rafe insists that they help Rafe as well and as Rafe's back is turned the guard prepares a rope to strangle Rafe. Sami dreams about Rafe knowing that she was moved in with E.J.
Brady's starts to feel the effects of the drink Dr. Baker had drugged and leaves the poker game. Chloe stops the wedding and asks to have confession with Father Matt alone. Chloe tells Father Matt that she cheated on Daniel with Philip. Father Matt tells Daniel that he can't marry him and Chloe. Melanie suspects that Carly knows what is bugging Chloe. Sami gets a call from Lucas informing her that Alice isn't doing well. E.J. arrives home as Sami is getting off the phone and she tells him the news. E.J. tells Sami that he already knew and was hoping to be the one to tell her. Sami accepts E.J.'s offer to drive her over to Alice's. After visiting Alice, Sami remembers advice Alice gave to her about love. Sami catches up with Jennifer. Stephanie and Nathan drop by to see Alice. They return to the hospital where Nathan is surprised to hear that Daniel and Chloe are getting married that day. Rafe is able to break free from the fake guard and Shane returns with the real guard who Rafe knocks out. Anna wakes up in the hospital and tries to escape before one of Stefano's men can get her. Jennifer is surprised to answer the door to her parents, Laura and Bill.
Kate is not happy when Stefano doesn't seem to care about her children and more upset when she learns he knew the Alice's health was failing and didn't tell her. Kate goes to drop off some flowers at Alice's and runs into Bill. Laura and Kate exchange words until Bill tells Laura that Alice wouldn't have judged Kate. Kate returns to the mansion and Stefano tells her that she doesn't have to participate in pretending to be Madeline to gain access to her safety deposit box but Kate says she is still in. Daniel demands Chloe explain why Father Matt won't marry them. Chloe says it is a church thing and also that she would like to get married in the church. Nicole finds Brady passed out on the pier and smelling of booze. A cop come along and Brady takes a swing at him. Later at the hospital, Bo questions Nicole's involvement in Brady's apparent fall off the wagon. Bo realizes that Nicole still has feelings for Brady. Nicole thinks that it is her fault that Brady is drinking because of setting up Arianna. Chad tells his mother that he doesn't understand why Mia lied to him about Grace. Caroline lays into Victor about marrying Vivian. When Victor says he did it to protect Bo it leaves Caroline confused.
Brady wakes up in the hospital with Nicole by his bedside. Brady insists he did not drink or take any drugs and he was drugged by the same person behind the muggings. Nicole realizes that Dr. Baker is behind this and takes off to confront him. Lexie calls Maggie to tell her about Brady. When Maggie arrives at the hospital but first runs into Victor. Victor wants to go off to Brady about Arianna causing this and Maggie tells him that it won't help Brady get better. E.J. tells Arianna that the Judge is out so her arraignment has been postponed again. E.J. also tells Arianna of his suspicions of Nicole setting her up. D.A. Woods and Madeline try to talk Chad into going to Wake Forest. D.A. Woods ends up starting to side with Chad about going to Salem U which upsets Madeline. Madeline decides to give Chad some bonds she has been saving in her safety deposit box. Mia tries to talk to Gabi and ends up telling her that she still has feelings for Chad which Chad overhears. Kate dons her Madeline disguise and gets into the safety deposit box when Madeline shows up and Kate shoves everything into her bag and takes off. Kate returns to Stefano and they find the tape.
Nicole angrily confronts Dr. Baker about drugging Brady and informs him that Brady is a former addict. Brady is upset when Arianna doesn't believe that he didn't take any drugs or alcohol and was set up. Father Matt visits Chloe after receiving a call from Daniel and is not pleased that Chloe used him to lie about not getting married. Nicole overhears the nurses talking about Chloe and goes to visit her where she comes up with a plan for Chloe to get Daniel to marry her. Maggie welcomes Melissa back to town to visit Alice and the two share memories. Daniel visits with Melanie and tells her the wedding is postponed. Melanie doesn't hide her relief at the news. Daniel and Melanie head over to visit Maggie at Alice's. When Melanie leaves the room, Daniel tells Maggie that she is in remission from her myasthenia gravis. Stephanie enters the Pub and is surprised to see her mother, Kayla is back in town a day early. Daniel shows up at the hospital to see Chloe and doesn't understand why Chloe has suddenly changed her mind and wants to get married right away again.
Chloe tells Daniel that she had a dream that he wouldn't marry her so she wants to get married right away or the dream will come true. Daniel eventually agrees and calls a former patient that is also a Justice of the Peace. When Daniel tells Melanie she is still taken aback with the sudden change of mind again. Stefano and Kate watch the tape they found in Madeline's safety deposit box. It shows a younger Madeline "entertaining" an older man that was an associate of Stefano. We hear Stefano's voice enter the scene when the other man realizes he is being taped and Stefano hits him over the head and he dies. Later, Stefano meets up with Madeline and accuses her of keeping the tape to use against him. Stefano realizes that is not the only thing Madeline was hiding her box. Kate goes through the rest of the box and finds a piece of paper and is shocked. Lucas returns to town with Allie and they first visit Sami at the Pub. Lucas questions where Sami is living and isn't happy when she tells him she is staying with E.J. Lucas and Sami head over to Alice's where they visit with Alice whose health continues to deteriorate. Lucas remembers when Alice welcomed him into the family with the traditional Christmas ornament.
Chloe is on the phone leaving a message for Nicole about how right she was that once she marries Daniel there is nothing Carly can do. Melanie walks in and demands to know what kind of games Chloe is playing with her father. Melanie softens to Chloe when Chloe mentions that she was her foster parents throw her out when she was young. Maxine tells Carly that Daniel and Chloe are preparing to marry. As the Justice of the Peace is starting the ceremony, Maxine enters and tells them there is a urgent call for the Justice. Carly then enters and tells Chloe that this time she is going to say what needs to be said. Madeline demands the contents of her box returned and Stefano agrees. Kate looks at the piece of paper she has found among Madeline's things and figures Stefano couldn't know about whatever is on the paper. Madeline runs into Chad and begins grilling him about his future plans. Chad tells her that he is going to Salem U, amazingly Madeline says she likes the idea of Chad being closer to home. Later, Madeline shows up at Maggie's to talk to Mia. Lucas uses Alice's feelings about the DiMera's to tempt will to change is mind about living at the mansion. Jennifer tells the family that Mike's flight has been delayed. Laura comforts Jennifer as she looks at a scrapbook she never finished for Alice. The ladies prepare to make Alice's famous donuts. Kayla is talking with Caroline about hoping to come home soon for a happier occasion. Nathan overhears and wonders what she means. Stephanie jumps in and covers for her mother. The Horton clan ends up at the Pub where they finish the scrapbook. Jennifer gets another call from Mike whose flight has finally landed.
Arianna apologizes to Brady for not believing him when he said he didn't drink or do drugs. Nicole tells Brady that she is worried about her job. Brady tries to get Nicole to do a piece on the muggings by she tells him that her boss is not allowing any reporting on the subject. E.J. catches Nicole trying to do a piece on Alice Horton. Carly barges into Chloe and Daniel's wedding with an important announcement. Once Philip and Melanie leave, Carly makes her announcement but it is not about her cheating but that Chloe is pregnant. Daniel runs off to find a doctor to do an ultrasound. Chloe accuses Carly of using her hysterical pregnancy against her by creating a new one. Carly insists she is telling the truth. Carly ends up doing the ultrasound and Chloe is shocked when Daniel tells her to look at the screen because she is indeed pregnant. Lexie goes to check on a patient and is surprised to find Mike Horton who has been in a car accident trying to get to Alice's. Jennifer is frantic when Mike doesn't show up but soon gets a call from Lexie with the news. Will opens to door at the DiMera mansion to find Carrie. Sami and Carrie reunite and all is forgiven over their past. Carrie even apologizes for her mother, Anna stealing Sydney. Madeline gives Mia a letter telling her she has been accepted to the High School of the Performing Arts. Mia never applied but Madeline worked her magic to get her in. Mia ends up deciding that she can't pass up with opportunity and says goodbye to Will and Sami thanking them for their support. Carrie ends up at the hospital and visits Mike. Jennifer arrives and is glad Mike is okay. Mike tells Lexie that he has to get to Alice as soon as possible. Jennifer arrives home hollering for her parents but Maggie comes downstairs crying and tells Jennifer that Alice has just passed away.
Jennifer makes a call to the reverend and finds out that Alice had planned her funeral after Mickey passed away. Kayla arrives at Bo's with Kimberly. Kimberly tells Bo and Kayla that Shane has disappeared and hasn't made any contact with her or their children. When Bo mentions making a call to Carly, Kayla goes off on him. Hope seeks comfort from her dad who tells her that things may be swinging back in her favor for getting Bo back. Shane informs Rafe on the plane that Alice has died. Sami swears revenge on Anna to Carrie and then apologizes but Carrie doesn't condone what her mother did by kidnapping Sydney. Lucas talks with Kate about Allie coming back to Salem for good. Kate worries that Allie could get lost in the shuffle between Johnny and Sydney. Will overhears Lucas and Kate's conversation. Lucas invites Will to come stay with him in Hong Kong but Will doesn't want to change schools. Abe drops by the Horton's to give his well wishes and remembers when he had to arrest Alice. Bill drops by Maggie's and she immediately gets defense about everyone checking up her. Bill tells Maggie that both Alice and Mickey wanted him to look out for her.
Bill and Jennifer have to tell Mike that Alice has died. Mike is further upset when Lexie tells him that he can't be released from the hospital since this spleen burst and they need to continue monitoring him. Mike has an outburst but realizes he has upset Jennifer and the two hug. Carrie tells Sami she needs to choose between E.J. and Rafe. Kayla and Bo argue over his relationship with Carly. Adrienne runs into Justin on the docks and she is surprised when he tells her that he hasn't seen Hope in a few days. Later, Kayla joins up with them and Adrienne realizes Stephanie hasn't told her about the birth control pills. After the church service, the Horton's and Brady's gather for a graveside service where all of Alice's loved one say their goodbyes. Sami is unable to attend the graveside service because Kate calls and tells her Johnny is sick. Sami answers the door and is surprised to find Rafe. Mike has a private moment in his hospital room for his grandmother. Shane arrives at the service and finds Kimberly but Kimberly doesn't want to talk to him and runs off.
Nathan finds a tape at Alice's that is labeled "Special Day" and they all sit down to watch it. It is Tom and Alice's second wedding ceremony. Mike has his own private moment after he leaves his hospital bed. Madeline thinks she has kept her secret from Stefano but it appear Kate knows everything by what she found in the safety deposit box. Hope overhears Ciara telling Theo that she saw Hope hugging a strange man. Hope scolds Ciara for lying. Kimberly yells at Shane for not being there for her when she had cancer. Shane tells her that he was in prison but Kimberly notes that he made his choice when he takes off on his missions. Sami tells Rafe that she missed him and has to explain why she is living at the DiMera mansion.
E.J. catches Sami and Rafe kissing. Rafe is not happy when Sami makes up excuses to stay at the DiMera mansion. Rafe goes to visit Arianna at the prison. Daniel tells Chloe she is about two months along. Chloe realizes that the baby could be Philip's. Stephanie tells Kayla that she is worried Philip has done something that will cause Melanie to run back to Nathan. Kayla confronts Philip about turning his back on his son, Pocket. Melanie walks in at the end of their conversation. Carly seeks advice from Jennifer. Jennifer has a private moment at Alice's grave. Kate and Madeline continue their conversation. Kate apologizes for dragging Madeline into the whole hooker business years ago.
Shane tells Kimberly he is leaving the ISA. Philip explains to Melanie that he let a great family raise his son. Nicole visits Chloe as she is getting ready to leave the hospital and finds out she didn't marry Daniel yet. Nicole is coming up with a plan when Daniel walks in and nearly overhears that Chloe slept with someone else. E.J. declares his love to Sami. Nicole calls Dr. Baker and threatens him to be careful when Rafe walks up behind her.
Arianna finally has her arraignment hearing and is granted bail which E.J. pays. Will overhears Madeline talking to Kate about being a former hooker. Brady hires a private investigator to look into the muggins and clear Arianna. Rafe nearly catches Nicole on the phone admitting to setting up Arianna. Shane and Kimberly leave Salem together.
Chad attacks Sami's character and Will tells Chad that at least his mother is not a whore. Chad and Will get into a fight before being broken up by a cop. Later, Chad meets up with Madeline and quizzes her on how she put herself through law school. Caroline doesn't like that Sami is planning a picnic with E.J. Hope returns to her odd behavior. Ciara tells Justin that Hope had his wallet along with a bunch of others. Justin goes to talk to Hope about what Ciara told him. Hope distracts Justin by kissing him just and Adrienne catches them in a hug after Ciara told her that Justin was upstairs with Hope. Stefano tells Nicole she has two options, either leave town or go back to prison. Nicole decides to break into the DiMera mansion.
Nicole is still in the house when Stefano and E.J. discuss how E.J. was behind Sydney's kidnapping. Vivian admits to Chloe that she set up the lie about Daniel having an affair with Carly.
Caroline gets upset with Maggie for spending time with Victor. Philip finds Melanie's big sister t-shirt and she has to tell him that Chloe is pregnant. Nicole demands E.J. meet her and she lays into him about putting her through hell. Nicole then informs E.J. that she was in the mansion when he was talking to Stefano about Sydney's kidnapping. Carly tells Chloe that she needs to get a paternity test and if the baby is Daniel's she will keep her affair a secret.
E.J. doesn't believe that Nicole has any proof that he hired Anna to kidnap Sydney. Nicole pulls out the tape recorder and pays his confession for him. E.J. grabs it away and smashes it on the ground. Nicole notes that she isn't stupid and has plenty of other copies including ones with letters for Bo and Roman. Philip confronts Chloe about being pregnant. Daniel walks in on the two hugging after Philip tells Chloe that if the baby is his he will do right by it. Sami and Rafe run into each other at the beach where she is looking for the twins lost penguins.
Melanie tricks Brady and Arianna in meeting her at the the beach in hopes of reuniting them. Philip is able to cover when Daniel walks in and overhears Chloe and Philip talking about keeping things between them. Nicole decides to tell all on air with E.J. and Sami watching.
Abe visits the same doctor Hope has been seeing about having trouble sleeping. The doctor gives Abe a prescription for the same sleeping pills and Abe asks about the side effects. The doctor tells Abe the side effects for men are minimal but some women have been known to "sleep walk" and do things they wouldn't normally do. Hope shows up later to get another refill and the doctor tries to fill her in on the study about aide effects about she won't listen. Nicole decides to tell E.J.'s dirty secret on air but is interrupted by breaking news by a baby animal being born. Adrienne confronts Hope about catching her with Justin but Hope has no idea what she is talking about. Justin tells Bo that when Hope is ready to move on he will be there for her and calls Bo out about not wanting Hope to move on.
Nicole considers telling Brady about E.J. hiring Anna to kidnap Sydney. Adrienne expresses her concerns about Hope to Justin and Bo. Hope cautions Carly against PDA with Bo since he is the police commissioner. Chad questions Kate about his mother's past but Kate avoids giving any information. Kate warns Madeline that Chad is suspicious. Chad finds his mother and flat out asks her if she was a whore. E.J. takes his anger out at Johnny. Sami demands that E.J. tell her what Nicole was so desperate to tell her.
E.J. informs Arianna that he may have to leave town for an unspecified amount of time. Hope runs into Carly when she is out on one of her missions and acts completely different. Hope tells Carly that she did what she had to do when she killed Lawrence. Adrienne tells Bo that Hope is acting strange and he notes that he has noticed a few things. Madeline admits to Chad that she was a hooker and the two get into a fight over it. Chad goes to leave up the dock stairs and Madeline rushes after him. Chad pulls away from his mother and she falls backwards to the ground. Kate rushes to the hospital after getting a call about Stefano. Stefano forget to take his insulin and came in for a check-up with Lexie. E.J. has Marco bring Nicole to the mansion where she tells him that she hasn't told Brady about Sydney yet. Dr. Baker questions Hope about what she plans to do with the supplies she made with purchase.
Madeline is rushed to the hospital for surgery but doesn't survive her injuries. Chad's father wants to know what Chad and Madeline were arguing about. Chloe tells Philip that she told Father Matt about sleeping with someone else. Daniel runs into Father Matt and wants to know when the problem with Chloe annulment to Lucas will be cleared up and Father Matt informs him there isn't a problem with the annulment. Dr. Baker convinces Hope to hold off on her plan to kill Bo. Melanie walks in on Stephanie and Nathan making out of the beach. Ciara tells Bo she saw Hope hugging a man.
Hope smashes some pills into Bo's drink when she is at his house. Lexie informs Chad and his father that Madeline died as a result of a preexisting condition that she had been taking medication for, a brain aneurysm. Chad's father still wants to blame his son and Kate and Stefano try to step in. Nathan shows up at Maggie's to return the items Melanie was looking for on the beach and catches Melanie is Philip's shirt. Daniel is sick of Chloe's back and forth and attitude. Stephanie tells Adrienne that Nathan suggested moving in together.
Hope proceeds with her plan to kill Bo after he passes out from the pills she put in his coffee. Hope pours gasoline all over Bo and prepares to light the match. Nicole tells E.J. she is prepared to blow his secret if she doesn't give her want she wants. Sami gets jealous when she meets Rafe's new assistant, Tiffany.
Hope's is getting ready to light Bo on fire when she is interrupted by Daniel. Hope unleashes her anger on Dr. Baker and finds out that he was the one that called the ambulance. Carly rushes into Bo's room when he is brought to the hospital. Daniel explains that Bo has been knocked out by some sort of drug and that he reeked of gasoline. Roman shows up later and informs Carly and Daniel that someone rigged the smoke detectors not to go off. Hope angrily tells Dr. Baker that she is sick of the men she knows taking advantage of her and explains her reasoning's for mugging several of them. D.A. Woods called off the investigation into Ciara's kidnapper, Justin has feelings for her that she can't return and of course that Bo has moved on with Carly. Rafe walks up on Nicole and E.J. discussing Arianna but only hears something about a secret not hearing the part where Nicole tells E.J. she wants him to prove that Arianna is innocent before Brady does. Rafe tells Sami that he overheard E.J. and Nicole on the docks but she figures it has to be something else.
Hope decides to finish Bo off by inserting something into his IV. Bo wakes up as she is putting the syringe in but Hope takes off before Carly and Daniel enter the room. Bo goes into cardiac arrest but Daniel is able to revive him. Later, Bo removes the tube from his throat and Carly realizes that he wants to tell her something. Rafe uses a pay phone and voice changer to get Nicole out of her motel room. Rafe snoops around and finds a book in Nicole's drawer with some sort of code on it. Nicole thinks E.J. has tricked her down to the docks and returns to her room to find the window open. E.J. tells Sami that he has set up a family picture as a surprise. Victor visits Maggie to talk more about the scholarship fund. Vivian vents to Gus about Victor spending all his time with Maggie. Gus tells Vivian she should get even not sad.
Bo awakens but doesn't remember anything about what happened the night before even after Carly telling him he pulled out his tube the night before trying to tell her something. Justin informs Hope that Bo is in the hospital. Hope rushes to the hospital finding Carly in Bo's arms. Carly gets the drug test back and informs Bo and Hope that Bo was drugged by some sort of sleeping pills. Bo flashes to drinking coffee but doesn't remember who was with him. Caroline shows up angry that Victor didn't call her about Bo no matter what Roman said. Nathan picks up some things from Maggie's where he tells Melanie that he is moving in with Stephanie. Adrienne tells Stephanie that her dad is concerned about her moving in with Nathan. Stephanie finds a picture of Nathan and Melanie in his belongings. Philip is able to get Melanie's nursing school grades earlier and she has aced her classes. Kate runs into D.A. Woods at the Pub where he tells her that Madeline's safety deposit box was empty. Kate realizes she is the only one that knows that D.A. Woods isn't Chad's real father. Will feels guilty for telling Chad about Madeline's past. Theo finds a wallet in the sand and brings it to Abe and Lexie talking about Hope's treasures.
Rafe looks at the picture he took of the secret code in Nicole's journal. Rafe and Arianna argue over Rafe continually pursing E.J. for one thing or another. Stefano offered Will an internship with DiMera Enterprises and both agree to keep it a secret from Sami. Chad drops by to talk to Kate to talk about Madeline's past. Stefano's interrupts the two and Kate covers by saying she was just offering her condolences. Stefano tells Kate that she should steer clear of Chad from now on. Chloe worries to Philip about Daniel. Carly tells Chloe that she can do the paternity test the following day at St. Mary's. Daniel invites Melanie to watch a surgery with him at none other than St. Mary's.
Carly tries to help Bo remember by using relaxation techniques. Hope shows up just as they are getting ready to start and they ask her to stay. Carly asks Bo to remember a special moment and he remembers getting ready to sail around the world with Hope. Maggie warns Brady to stay away from Nicole. Victor shows up and Maggie tells him he is not welcome around her house anymore. Nicole demands money from E.J. He warns Nicole that she has just as much to lose as he does since he will reveal that she set Arianna up. Nicole notes that E.J. has no proof. Sami brings Johnny to visit Rafe at work and Rafe thinks it is best they don't spend a lot of time together anymore. Rafe thinks he has cracked the code he found in Nicole's book and ends up at a locker at the bus station but it is empty. Sami is upset when Johnny gets mad at her and she tells E.J. that Johnny told her that he wanted to tell the judge he liked him better. E.J. tells her Johnny told him the same thing. Dr. Baker tells Nicole he is leaving town and wants money but Nicole refuses. Brady runs into Dr. Baker on the pier. Hope doesn't want to keep leaning on Justin and he is confused because they shared the kiss. Hope only remembers the kiss from several months ago and she leaves Justin confused.
Theo tells Bo that the treasures Ciara had where wallets. Bo questions Ciara about the wallets and she tells him that Hope that one from Uncle Justin and Abe. Rafe tracks down Fay. Nicole worries about Dr. Baker not getting out of town quick enough. Carly drops by the Kiriakis mansion to talk to Hope and gets a completely different Hope who seems annoyed with her. Vivian tries to implicate Carly in Bo's attack. Hope goes off on Vivian and later asks Carly if she planned Lawrence's attack. Caroline is annoyed with Sami asking for her advice when Sami is going to do her own thing.
E.J. proposes to Sami but she says no because she is still has feelings for Rafe. E.J. doesn't care and says they can get past all that. Johnny interrupts them and asks if they will be getting married. Nicole hires someone to scare Dr. Baker into leaving town. Brady and Nicole have sex. Rafe finds an envelope in Fay's locker. Justin calls Bo to talk about Hope and they meet up at the Pub. Justin expresses his concerns over Hope that she is acting like two different people. Hope calls Bo and asks him to come to the house. Maggie is sick of Vivian accusing her of going after Victor and throws her out of the house.
Bo is able to fend off Hope. Bo soon realizes that this isn't "Hope" he is talking to and he handcuffs her to a chair. Hope angrily talks about Bo leaving her and she couldn't let Ciara continue to be hurt by Bo moving on right in front of them. Bo finds the sleeping pills in Hope's bag and calls Carly and asks what medication was found in his system. Carly tells him it is a sleeping pill and Bo questions what could happen to a person that was taking the pills. Carly tells him that some people especially women have experience bizarre sleep walking incidents. Nicole has to leave Brady when Dr. Baker calls her telling her he has been arrested after a cop saw him making a gambling transaction. Carly takes a mouth swab from Daniel telling him it is for a study but he suspects she is worried about Melanie. In reality it is so she can run a paternity test for Chloe. Fay gives Rafe a broken disc that Nicole sent her.
Hope wakes up confused as to why she is asleep on Bo's couch. Bo shows her the taped confession and explains that the sleeping pills caused her to do everything. Hope is devastated by the revelations. Dr. Baker is still in custody when Roman gets a sketch of the man that brought the supplies to kill Bo and realizes it is Dr. Baker. Brady gets a call while at Nicole's hotel room from a bank questioning a large sum of money deposited in Nicole's account. When Nicole gets back, Brady questions her but she continues to make up excuses and they make love again. After, Nicole realizes Brady is being very distant and he promises that is the last time they will ever have sex. Daniel gets a call that his appointment was canceled and he wants Chloe to cancel her plans as well. Daniel's appointment ends up not being canceled and he heads off to meet with Melanie. Carly brings Chloe to St. Anne's and she goes by the name Dana Scott. Sister Anne notes that the hospital has some new nurses and things have been out of order. Daniel and Melanie arrive at St. Anne's, where Daniel gets his consultation with a burn victim named Donna Scott. Sister Anne directs Daniel to a room with a curtain which just happens to be Chloe's room. Melanie runs into Carly in the hospital lobby. Stephanie tells Adrienne about finding a picture of Nathan and Melanie. Adrienne notes that Stephanie probably have pictures of Philip.
Hope insists that she has to turn herself in to the police. Ciara returns home and Hope apologizes for not believing her about the wallets and everything else. Ciara clings to Hope when she realizes Hope may not be coming back anytime soon. Julie arrives to look after Ciara and tries to get Bo and Hope to talk things out. Julie doesn't realize that there is something bigger going on. Brady confronts Nicole with the money transfer and demands that she tell the police. Chloe is able to hold the curtain to stop Daniel from seeing her. Daniel thinks his burn victim is nervous and he starts talking about family and even tries to call Chloe. Carly soon figures out that hospital has made another mistake with their patients when she finds out Daniel's patient has a similar one to Chloe's fake name. Carly stops Daniel from pulling back the curtain and explains the woman is her patient and she doesn't know a lot of English. Later, Daniel insists upon apologizing to Carly's patient. Roman arrests Dr. Baker.
Carly is able to stop Daniel from pulling back the curtain and makes up yet another excuse that the woman behind the curtain is Middle Eastern. Sister Anne offers Melanie a job at St. Mary's when she finishes nursing school but Melanie says she hopes to work with her parents. Chloe is on her way out of the hospital when she thinks she forgot her phone and she ends up running into Daniel. Daniel questions how Chloe knew he was there but she says she called the hospital and got his schedule. Caroline shows up at Bo's and finds Doug and Julie. Doug and Julie tell her that Bo and Hope took off and something was up that they weren't telling them. Caroline tells them that she sensed tension between Bo, Hope and Carly a few days ago. Hope and Bo enter the police station and Dr. Baker calls out Hope's name. Dr. Baker covers saying Hope ran into him and questioned him about the muggings. Roman is confused when Hope confesses to the muggings. Bo shows Roman the taped confession. Hope can't bear what she has done but Roman forgives her. Brady is sick of Nicole's lies and leaves her crying in her hotel room.
Roman informs Sami that Dr. Baker and Hope have been arrested for the muggings and Bo's attempted murder. Sami is shocked about Hope and that Dr. Baker is alive. E.J. confronts Dr. Baker at the police station and Dr. Baker tells E.J. he knows that E.J. was behind the kidnapping of Sydney. Sami shows up at the station prepared to lay into Dr. Baker. Arianna catches Brady drinking at the Brady Pub. Brady tells Arianna that they arrested Hope for the muggings. Melanie shows up to see that Brady is drinking. Carly returns to Bo's house to find Julie who doesn't know what is going on with Bo and Hope. Carly heads to the police station where she is informed of everything that went down with Hope. Hope tells Justin that she doesn't want a lawyer and is planning on pleading guilty. Julie and Doug wonder what they are supposed to tell Ciara about Hope.
Chad continues to ask Stefano questions about his connection to his mother. Will runs into Chad and tells him about his internship with DiMera Enterprises. Will wants Chad to help out with his project. When Will meets with Stefano he informs him that he could use Chad's help but Stefano doesn't think it is a good idea to involve the D.A.'s son in DiMera Enterprises. Sami finally answers E.J.'s proposal question with a yes. Later, Rafe overhears E.J. on the phone with Stefano informing him that he and Sami are engaged. Arianna confronts Hope about setting her up to take the fall for the muggings. Arianna doesn't believe that the pills caused Hope to mug people. Doug visits Hope and tells her that the recent happenings don't take away from the person she was before the pills. Chad's father tells him that he won't be able to drop him off at school and tells him that going away to college is up to him. Kate and Chad have another visit.
Abe tries to convince Hope not to give up so easily. Abe tells Hope that she is failing Ciara but not getting a lawyer and pleading guilty. Lexie walks in and tells Abe to stop. Later, Abe and Lexie bring Ciara to the the beach with Theo and they agree they have to be there for Ciara during this whole mess. Sami tells Will that she is engaged to E.J. Will doesn't seem excited by the news. Rafe takes his frustrations out on a punching bag after overhearing E.J. talking about his engagement to Sami. Rafe runs into Sami and sarcastically congratulated her. Sami tracks Rafe down at the locker room and the two get into before Rafe grabs her and kisses her. Victor offers financial help to Bo for Hope's lawyer and Bo angrily says no but apologizes for being abrupt. E.J. pulls strings with someone at the police station to talk to Hope. Bo arrives as E.J. is lashing out at Hope and demands he leave. Vivian anger increases when she finds Maggie and Victor together again.
Rafe and Sami continue to make out in the locker room before Rafe pulls away. Stephanie becomes upset when she catches Nathan hugging Melanie in Maggie's kitchen. Adrienne tries to calm Stephanie down but Stephanie goes off and breaks into Chloe and Daniel's apartment because she knows something is going on between Chloe and Philip. Nicole and Rafe drink over their miseries at the Cheatin' Heart.
Victor isn't happy to see Brady sulking over Nicole. Stephanie is still hidden in the closet in Daniel and Chloe's apartment when Philip comes over and Chloe and Philip talk about that Chloe's baby might be his. E.J. and Sami announce their engagement to Stefano and Kate. Melanie catches Stephanie trying to break into a computer at St. Mary's. Rafe tries to get the goods on E.J. through Nicole at the Cheatin' Heart.
Roman and Caroline are not pleased when Sami tells them she accepted E.J. proposal. Brady and Nicole are getting hot and heavy when Brady suddenly pulls away. Rafe seeks help from Victor, who tells him that Nicole is always looking for a man to replace how her father treated her. Victor tells Rafe that if he can get Nicole to fall for him she will do anything. Sister Anne shows up at the Cheatin' Heart to find the mother of a pregnant patient and stops to talk to Daniel. Sister Anne nearly sees Chloe but Carly shows up and Chloe is able to escape. Stephanie can't get into St. Mary's computers but she calls upon a friend to help her out. Melanie helps out at the free clinic along with Nathan when a guy attacks her.
Hope insists on pleading guilty and using a public defender. Bo, Doug and Julie all try and talk her into fighting but Hope won't give. Rafe defends Nicole when a guy recognizes her from a porn movie. Daniel catches Carly telling Chloe she would pick her up the next day. Chloe covers and says Carly is taking her to a spa for her birthday. Nathan rescues Melanie from the guy trying to strangle her but hurts his arm. Ian is able to break into St. Mary's computer system but Chloe's test results are not in yet. Sami nearly catches E.J. and Stefano talking about the kidnapping but E.J. covers.
Hope is not pleased when Bo tells her that they are calling character witnesses on her behalf. The prosecutor asks to withdrawal the plea deal of 10 years and give Hope the maximum. Both Abe and Justin speak on Hope's behalf forgiving her for attacking them. Arianna shows up and asks to speak. Arianna thinks Hope should pay for her crimes since she still doesn't believe Hope acted under the influence. The judge sentences Hope to two year at the Salem correctional center where she will receive therapy. Arianna catches Rafe with Nicole at the Cheatin' Heart. Rafe and Nicole head to her apartment. Sami runs into Arianna and asks if she has seen Rafe. Arianna tells Sami he is probably at Nicole's. Sami thinks Rafe has evidence to arrest Nicole and makes her way to Nicole's place.
Kate remembers a conversation she had with Madeline not long before she died where Madeline stresses that Chad and her husband can never find out Stefano is really Chad's father. Sami fantasies about Rafe arresting Nicole and getting back together with Rafe. Sami sees Nicole and Rafe kissing and runs back to the DiMera mansion. Vivian tells Victor she wants to design a new burial place for Isabella.
Carly almost can't get Chloe's test results when the consent form is misplaced. Stephanie is devastated when she sees that the test results show that Daniel isn't the father. Philip talks on the phone to someone about doing him a favor. Stephanie convinces Ian to change the result from negative to positive but before he can they are shocked to see the result is now positive. E.J. and Sami's wedding ceremony is interrupted when Roman shows up. Roman tries to arrest Sami but she convinces him that she knows what she is doing. Roman agrees to stay for the rest of the ceremony. Rafe brings Nicole down to the station when he gets a call from Gabi telling him that Sami and E.J. are getting married. Rafe rushes out and arrives just as Judge Fitzpatrick is getting ready to declare E.J. and Sami husband and wife.
It appears multiple people have reason to change the paternity test to show Daniel is the father. Daniel arrives back at the apartment talking to himself that he did it to make Chloe happy, Melanie has her computer open to St. Mary's page and says she did it for everyone sake, Nathan also has the St. Mary's website up and is staring at it, Carly flashes back to looking at the results and saying done and Philip gets a call telling him everything is taken care of. Carly tells Chloe that Daniel is the father and she is overjoyed. Sami is livid when Rafe storms in to the wedding. Sami agrees to give him 5 minutes and she tells him that she saw him making out with Nicole. Sami ends up deciding she wants E.J. there when she talks to Rafe and asks the rest of the guests to leave.
Bo lashes out at Dr. Baker during his hearing for taking advantage of Hope. Nicole seeks out Brady for help telling him that she knew E.J. paid Anna to kidnap Sydney and Brady wants nothing to do with Nicole's latest drama. Maggie tries to convince Brady to go to an AA meeting with her when she catches him ordering a drink. Victor tells Nicole that he told Rafe her weaknesses. Vivian unveils her plan to Gus for Maggie that she is going to burying Maggie alive. Rafe plays Nicole's confession and E.J. grabs the tape recorder away from him. Sami tells Rafe she wouldn't believe a word out of Nicole's mouth. Rafe tells Sami he wouldn't expect her too but he has E.J.'s word as well and pulls out the CD and places it into the player.
The prosecution rests their case and Dr. Baker's lawyer takes over calling Hope to the stand. The lawyer grills Hope until Dr. Baker stands up and pleads guilty. Rafe plays the CD with E.J. talking about kidnapping Sydney for Sami. Sami asks Rafe to leave and lays into E.J. E.J. tries to defend himself saying he was upset and wanted revenge. Maggie tells Melanie that she is considering leaving town for awhile to visit her daughters and go on the cruise she had planned with Mickey. Vivian tells Gus that no one will miss Maggie because she will lay the ground work to make it look like Maggie left town on her own.
Vivian's plan continues as she bothers Maggie for the name of the funeral parlor she used and finds out Maggie is planning to go out of town. The sarcophagus arrives for Vivian's plan to bury Maggie alive. Sami tells E.J. she is moving her children out of the DiMera mansion. Stefano is upset when he finds out that Nicole knew the truth and E.J. couldn't keep her quiet. Nicole thinks a hit man is breaking into her apartment but it is an FBI agent looking for her. Chloe and Daniel tell Victor that Chloe is pregnant.
Arianna feels bad for E.J. and sympathizes with him. Chloe lets Nicole stay with her and Daniel before checking with Daniel. Daniel agrees to let Nicole stay. Kate tells Will about E.J. being behind Sydney's kidnapping. Kate lashes out at Stefano for keeping E.J.'s secret since it hurt her grandchildren.
E.J. finds Nicole on the docks and is livid at her for giving the recording to Rafe and ruining everything. Rafe and Sami reconnect and make love. Sami wakes up from a bad dream and tells Rafe that she and her children will never be safe from E.J. Nathan prepares for his first solo surgery when a nurse rudely tells him that the only reason he is getting one so early is because he is a Horton. Nathan realizes that his elbow is giving him some trouble but if able to complete the surgery fine. Stephanie suspects that Phillip changed the paternity test results and asks Ian to make sure all the tracks were covered. Kate tells Stefano that if Will finds out Stefano knew about E.J. being behind Sydney's kidnapping and she loses Will she will leave Stefano. Caroline overhears Arianna leaving a message for E.J. to call if he needs anything and Caroline confronts Arianna.
Caroline tries to convince Will that Stefano is a dangerous person. Daniel arrives just in time to stop E.J. from killing Nicole. Kate calls Sami and warns her that E.J. is planning to try at take the kids and leave the country. E.J. is drunk and out of his mind as he sits in his room and points a gun at his head. Sami shows up at the DiMera mansion and fidns E.J. asleep with the gun on the bed. Sami picks the guy up and aims it at E.J.
Bo takes Ciara fishing with Carly. Ciara asks if Hope went away so Bo could be with Carly. Carly explains to Ciara that Hope took some medicine that made her do things she would of never done otherwise. Stefano and Kate find E.J. in his bed bleeding from the gunshot wound. Nicole decides she wants to leave town and asks Chloe for money which Daniel objects to. Daniel is called away to do emergency surgery on E.J. Rafe proposes to Sami who is still dealing with the guilt of shooting E.J. Brady catches Vivian in the tomb and finds out about her “plan” for his mother.
Lexie tells Stefano that E.J. drew up papers to put Sami in charge of any medical decisions if he was unable. Stephanie asks Ian to look into server at St. Mary's to see if Philip was the one who changed the test results.
Sami is shocked when E.J. opens his eyes when she is talking to him. Chloe tells Carly that she worked with Vivian to try and kill her.
Sami tells Will the entire story about what happened the night she shot E.J. Vivian knows something is up between Chloe and Carly and vows to figure it out. Brady walks in on Vivian with her sarcophagus and realizes it has a television screen in it.
Hope is put in her cell with cellmate, Tina, who ends up recognizing her as the cop who mugged a bunch of men. Tina freaks out thinking Hope will do something to her and demands a new cellmate. When the guard refuses, Tina attacks Hope who used skills she learned as an officer. Daniel overhears Carly on the phone with Chloe talking about Vivian. Stephanie drops by to visit Chloe with a baby gift but she is really there to get information off of Chloe's computer for Ian to find out if it was Chloe that changed the test results. Brady finds the forged letters from Maggie in Vivian's purse and figures out Vivian is trying to burying Maggie alive. Melanie walks in on a sleeping Nathan at the hospital mumbling that he loves her. Ciara tries to be nicer to Carly and is disappointed when Maggie tells her she will miss her recital. Maggie gets a cryptic call from Gus trying to warn her about Vivian's plans.
Brady finds the paperwork for a pet cemetery and realizes that Vivian put Isabella there. Chad gives his sympathies to Kate. Kate worries to a comatose E.J. what would happen if Stefano found out Chad is his son. Melanie tells Maggie about Nathan talking in his sleep about being in love with her.
Brady turns the tables on Vivian by putting her in the sarcophagus. Brady taunts Vivian with the video cameras she set up to use with Maggie. Maggie tells Victor that she has decided to delay her trip. Rafe suspects that Will may of shot E.J.
Sami makes the decision to take E.J. off life support. Rafe tells her that if she pulls the plug whoever shot E.J. would be charged with murder. Vivian pleads with Brady to let her out of the sarcophagus and tells him that there is toxic paint in it. Brady writes an e-mail to Victor from Vivian. Kate demands answers from Will.
The nurse takes E.J. off life support and everyone watches on. Stefano sits by E.J.'s bed begins talking to him and E.J. suddenly starts breathing on his own. Later, Kate suggests to Sami that she should pick up her stuff and Kate starts questioning Sami's guilt. Stefano arrives and tells Sami that the gun used to shoot E.J. was the one he kept in a box only people that lived in the mansion knew about. Stephanie is still obsessing over who changed the paternity tests results and she now suspects Daniel. Adrienne overhears Stephanie talking to Ian about figuring out if it was Daniel. Later, Adrienne makes a call talking about Steph and suggesting someone come back to town. Victor can't believe the e-mail he gets from Vivian. Vivian finds a remote and listens in on their conversation. Victor sees that Vivian's jewelry and Lawrence's ashes are gone and he starts to celebrate. Everyone gathers for Isabella's re-dedication and Victor announces that Vivian left.
Bo tells Carly that Vivian has left town but Carly puts out that it doesn't seem like Vivian to leave suddenly like that. Victor tells Justin to start the divorce proceedings against Vivian but Justin isn't sure Vivian is really out of Victor's life. Maggie finds Vivian's earring on the floor. E.J. starts to wake up murmuring Sami's name. Tina and another inmate attack Hope. The warden goes against Hope's wishes and calls Bo. Stefano thinks Will was the one that shot E.J. and vows revenge if he gets proof.
Nicole gets drunk and shows up at Chloe's baby shower and nearly ruins Chloe's secret that she slept with someone else. Stephanie is surprised when Kayla shows up and not pleased when Kayla tells her that Adrienne called her. Ian shows up at the hospital needing stitches and Daniel works on him. Ian realizes this is the Daniel that Stephanie has been talking about and tries to figure out a way to figure out if he knows about Chloe. Stefano tells Kate that he knows will didn't shoot E.J. because his finger prints are not on the cabin where the gun was kept.
Melanie demands to know what Nicole means by Chloe hurting Daniel. Nicole says she was just running her mouth because she is drunk and upset. Later, Melanie has everyone play a guessing game about the baby and Nicole gets emotional and excuses herself. Stefano sits by E.J.'s bed and tries to get him to wake up and accuse Sami of shooting him. Later, Arianna visits E.J. and he wakes up saying Sami's name. Rafe knows that Sami and Will are hiding something from him. Kayla doesn't believe Stephanie when she says everything is fine especially when Kayla overhears Steph on the phone with Ian. Kayla walks in on Ian telling Stephanie that he got a hold of Daniel's phone and he doesn't appear to know that Chloe's baby isn't his based on his calls to prepare Chloe's birthday party that same day.
E.J. awakens but has no memory of Sami finding out about Sydney and thinks Sami is his wife. Chloe tells Nicole that they cannot be friends anymore because Nicole could ruin her and her babies future. Nicole takes off and visits her dog at the pet cemetery where she runs into the director. Later, Nicole overhears Brady talking to the director about a pet ape. Daniel overhears Nathan make a nasty comment about Chloe. Stephanie admits to Kayla that she had Ian break into St. Mary's hospital records.
Carly thinks that Nathan might of been the guy Chloe cheated on Daniel with. Chloe tells Carly that it is no one she knows and shows Carly that she got the permit for having her wedding at the park. Lexie pleads with Sami to go along with E.J. thinking they are married because she is afraid he will have a stroke if he learns the truth. Sami brings Johnny and Sydney to see E.J. where Johnny tells E.J. that they are living with Rafe. Melanie tells Carly that she overheard Nathan saying he loved her in his sleep. Kayla tells Stephanie that the test results might not of been changed by anyone just an error that was caught be the technician before the test results were given to Chloe.
Nicole is on a mission to find out about the orangutan Brady was talking to the pet cemetery director about. Later, Nicole finds Brayd's blue tooth on the floor and puts it in her ear hearing Vivian's voice. Rafe doesn't like that Sami has to play along to keep E.J. alive. E.J. tells Stefano that he hasn't lost his memory and this is part of his plan to win Sami back.
E.J. tells Stefano that he shot himself and when Stefano informs him the evidence shows that the wound was not self inflicted E.J. seems surprised. Melanie and Philip's offer on another house falls through. Maggie, Melanie and Philip all realize that Victor is behind the houses that the two want being bought up and that he is doing it to stay close to Maggie. Melanie announces that she and Philip will move in with Victor.
Brady sleeps with Nicole to keep her quiet and on his side. Roman questions where E.J. can manipulate the machines to go off whenever he wants. Arianna founds out the Rafe and Sami are engaged and isn't happy and she is more worried about E.J. than anyone else.
Hope begins work in the infirmary with another inmate Lee. Kayla visits Hope and Hope tells Kayla she is going to give Bo his freedom. Nathan tells Stephanie that he overheard Chloe admit to having an affair. Melanie ends up overhearing this admission.
Melanie is devastated upon hearing the news the Chloe cheated on Daniel. Maggie tells Melanie to make sure she has all the facts straight before confronting anyone though Maggie doesn't know that it is Chloe's affair that Melanie is upset over. Chloe gets the bad news that her parents can't make it to the wedding because her mom and little sister are sick. Nicole worries that if they let Vivian out she will go back to prison. Brady tells Victor that he would like Vivian's room and that Nicole will be moving in with him. Vivian remembers that she gave Gus an extra remote and he turns it on when he is with a girl but has the music too loud so he can't hear Vivian's cries for help.
E.J. asks Arianna to do some digging to see if it was Will or Sami that shot him. Sami walks in on Arianna questioning Will. Melanie confronts Chloe about cheating on Daniel and Chloe admits to cheating. Melanie wants to see the paternity test and Chloe doesn't have the results. Chloe tells Melanie that the only other person that knows the results is Carly. Chad asks Kate for the internship at DiMera enterprises as long as Kate realizes they can't be in a relationship. Kate reiterates that she has no interest in Chad.
E.J. asks Arianna to do some digging to see if it was Will or Sami that shot him. Sami walks in on Arianna questioning Will. Melanie confronts Chloe about cheating on Daniel and Chloe admits to cheating. Melanie wants to see the paternity test and Chloe doesn't have the results. Chloe tells Melanie that the only other person that knows the results is Carly. Chad asks Kate for the internship at DiMera enterprises as long as Kate realizes they can't be in a relationship. Kate reiterates that she has no interest in Chad.
Bo visits Hope in prison. Chloe tells Philip that Melanie knows she cheated on Daniel but she doesn't know with who yet. Daniel tells Victor that if he won't accept Chloe than he can't be in his life anymore.
Dr. Walters tells E.J. that he is free to leave the hospital but E.J. does not want to leave yet. E.J. calls Sami to bring the kids for a visits. Sami shows up without the kids but with Roman and Rafe. Rafe got the word that E.J. can be released from the hospital and they can tell him the truth which they do. Later, Rafe tells Sami that he resigned from the FBI so she can tell him the truth about E.J.'s shooting. Philip doesn't have any luck convincing Melanie not to tell Daniel about Chloe's affair.
E.J. is served with papers telling him he cannot see Sydney and Johnny until a family court hearing. Arianna overhears Sami and Will talking about Sami shooting E.J. and debates whether or not to tell E.J. Stephanie tells Kayla that Melanie knows about Chloe cheating. Melanie agrees to keep Chloe's secret. Daniel and Chloe are finally married.
Arianna prepares to tell E.J. that Sami is the one that shot him when they are interrupted by Kate who think E.J. is using Arianna to spy on Will. E.J. ends up collapsing and Kate tells Arianna that Lexie told the staff to limit E.J.'s stress. Arianna leaves to meet Gabi for dinner and is shocked when Gabi tells her Rafe resigned from the FBI. Nicole worries about Vivian. Gus prepares to free Vivian when he is knocked out. Melanie lays into Carly about keeping Chloe's secret. Chloe worries that Melanie will never forgive her.
Sami pleads her case to Arianna who refuses to give Sami the benefit of the doubt. Arianna reveals that she was recording Sami's confession the whole time. Bo arrests E.J. for having contact with Sydney at the hospital. Victor decides to keep Vivian in the coffin. Brady imagines his mother appearing to him and telling him what he is doing is wrong.
Hope begins questioning April's death and tells Bo her suspicions. Lexie tells Rafe and Gabi that Arianna was a registered organ donor and they have a young girl awaiting a heart. Gabi is hesitant but Rafe knows this is what Arianna would want. Victor finds Kate in the tomb and Vivian realizes Kate isn't her ticket out of the coffin. Sami and E.J. get into an argument and Will steps into defend his mother. Sami realizes that Arianna must of put the camera in her room above the pub since it wasn't in her purse or at the scene of the accident.
E.J. catches Sami in Arianna's room and Sami tells him she was just getting Arianna's rosary. E.J. doesn't buy it and the two wrestle over the box Sami found. Caroline is livid when she finds the Kinsey brought Sydney to the park to see Nicole. Kayla tells Caroline that she thinks Carly was the one who changed the paternity test results to show Daniel was the father and Bo should know what Carly did. Caroline tries to stop Kayla and Kayla realizes Caroline is hiding something. Melanie tells Carly that she thinks Carly would of kept Chloe's secret even if Daniel wasn't the father. Nathan proposes to Stephanie.
Maggie visits Hope in prison where Hope tells Maggie about April and her worries there may be a cover up. Bo is surprised when Chloe invites him and Carly to dinner because he thought the two didn't like each other. Carly jumps into tell Bo they became friends when Chloe found out she was pregnant. Caroline tells Kayla that she was the one that changed the paternity test results. Kayla doesn't believe Caroline at first but Caroline tells her that she overheard Stephanie and Ian talking about the test. Caroline also tells Kayla that Philip doesn't deserve a child after taking Pocket away from Steve and Kayla. The toxic paint begins to take effect on Vivian as she imagines Kate having her coffin moved to be cremated. Chloe hears about Arianna and drops by to visit Melanie at Maggie's. Melanie is in the process of telling Daniel about Chloe when Chloe drops in. Stephanie says yes to Nathan's marriage proposal.
Hope tells Bo more about her suspicion regarding April's death. The guard moves in closer to Bo and Hope's conversation so Hope has to disguise what she is saying. Carly volunteers to do some investigating at the hospital as to how the prision protocal works for inmates who are ill. Kayla tells Stephanie that Philip is the father of Chloe's baby and that Caroline changed the test results. Melanie and Maggie arrive at the pub where they hear Caroline toast Nathan and Stephanie's engagement. Kayla gets a call that Steve has fallen ill with malaria. Brady thanks E.J. was notifying him that Arianna was in the hospital. E.J. tries to convince Brady to seek info on Sami for Arianna. Philip has to tell Melanie their move to the Kiriakis manison has been delayed. Philip questions Brady about letting Nicole move in and later catches Brady in the tomb. Vivian hallucinates about Lawrence.
Philip catches Brady talking to himself and doesn't believe Brady when he says he was just talking to Isabella. Philip thinks Brady was on the phone with dealer and wrestles the ear piece away to discover Vivian on the other end. Vivian tells Philip there is no proof that she had any plans for Maggie but Philip tells Vivian that she is the proof due to past history. Victor informs Brady that Kate knows about Vivian and Philip announces he knows as well. Arianna's loved ones gather to say good-bye. Melanie tells Maggie that she is curious as to why Victor put off the move-in. Melanie wonders why Philip and Brady never showed up for the memorial. E.J. drops in and Rafe lets him stay. Justin shows up and tells Rafe, Sami, Gabi and E.J. that a will and shows them a box. Vivian thinks she hears someone in the tomb and the coffin lid opens.