Maggie and Victor decide to get married even though all their guests are caught in the snow storm. E.J. and Nicole fall into old habits by sleeping with each other. Brady leads Madison to believe they slept together before finally telling her the truth. The two discuss their pasts and their families.
Brady convinces Daniel to go see Jennifer but he is devastated when he sees Jennifer kissing Jack. Abby decides to give Jack another chance. Melanie agrees to keep the gambling issue with the website from Abby and Gabi. The guys think they have fixed the problem but when they are not looking the gambling back door reopens. Marlena hypnotizes John as Rafe and Carrie look on. Marlena asks John questions that about dates and when she asks him about a day in December 2006 which is when they remarried in Italy, John says he was killing a French diplomat.
Hope and Jennifer continue to dig into Alice's secrets trying to figure out who Alice was giving money too. They find a clock with an inscription and the Phoenix symbol. E.J. gloats to Stefano about setting John up by cloning his cell phone and making it impossible for John to look anything but guilty. E.J.'s hope's that by defending John's "victims" he will change how people see the DiMera name and will allow Johnny to inherit the family name and business with dignity. Someone watches as everyone gathers at the Brady Pub to support John before the jury selection begins in his trail. Suddenly, shots ring out and everyone runs for cover. In the chaos after the shooting Sami realizes that Johnny is missing and they begin a frantic search for him.
Jack lets it slip to Jennifer that he wasn't asleep when she was talking to him at the cabin and Jennifer than accuses Jack of lying about being the person following her in the mask at Halloween. Roman sees Quinn is back in town and threatens to take him in for breaking his deal to leave town. Roman is able to pulls some strings and let John and Marlena visit Sami but Sami continues to blame John for Johnny's disappearance. Sami also blames Rafe for convincing her to bring the kids to the pub to support John. Roman gets the news that a blood shirt matching the one that Johnny was wearing has been found.
Sami unleashes her anger on Rafe. Will apologizes to John and Marlena for Sami taking her anger out on them. Austin tells Bo and Hope that the account Alice had money transferred to is highly sophisticated. When they tell Austin that Stefano appears to be involved Austin tells them that he will see if Kate knows anything. E.J. feels that Stefano just sees Johnny as collateral damage. E.J. realizes that setting John up lead to his son's disappearance. Bo and Hope arrive at Sami's to tell her that a body matching Johnny's description was found.
Sami refuses to believe that the body found in the woods is Johnny's. Rafe tells Sami that he will go to identify the body. Sami ends up leaving the apartment and heads over to the DiMera mansion. John insists upon pleading guilty because he doesn't want anyone else to get hurt. E.J. and Sami see the news report that the body found is indeed Johnny and they lash out at each other before they kiss. John asks Carrie to contact the DA and the Judge to get a hearing ASAP. Rafe tells Bo and Hope that the body is not Johnny's and tries to call Sami at the apartment but just gets Will who has seen the news. Rafe tells Will that the news is wrong and the body was not Johnny. Rafe and Will talk to Allie about some of Johnny favorite hiding spots and they head back to the Pub where they find Johnny under one of the tables. John faces the Judge and pleads guilty and is taken away.
Sami and E.J. console each other with grief sex. Rafe and Will worry when they cannot get hold of Sami. Will goes to tell E.J. the good news and walks in on Sami and E.J. having sex but they don't see him. Madison gives Nicole advice about her relationship with E.J.
Jennifer keeps getting reeled back in by Jack. Abby flirts with Austin. Sami continues to feel guilty about sleeping with E.J. as Rafe shows her more attention. Will lashes out at Sami for taking off when Johnny went missing but doesn't reveal he saw her and E.J.
The residents of Salem begin preparing for the following days Thanksgiving feast. Maggie tells Daniel and Melanie they should be tested for Myasthenia Gravis since it can be genetic. Hope confronts Stefano about the clock he gave Alice. Stefano tries to tell Hope that it must of been sent to Alice for her charitable work which Hope doesn't buy. Abby continues to flirt with Austin and pushes Chad away. Jack gets a job offer from Salem University which Jennifer thinks is a reporter job and Jack will take off again. Austin announces they he has also been offered a job with Salem University designing a course in forensic accounting. John decides not to speak on his own behalf at his sentencing hearing. The Judge sentences John to 50 years in prison.
Jack tells Abby that he entered her article about college athlete GPA's and it won. Abby tells Chad, Will and Sonny about the award and it may bring some attention to their website but the guys have just discovered that the gambling back door has reopened. They decide to shut down the website and look for a new opportunity. Kate tells Quinn that he needs to make sure every vendor turns down Madison's products. Brady apologizes to John for not being there for him and the two begin to mend fences. Jack goes to see John and asks to do a story on him. John initially refuses but eventually agrees as long as no one in his family is hurt by the article. John realizes that Jack is still dealing with being held hostage and tells him that he should see Marlena. Madison wants to leave town after her run in with Kate but Brady tells her that if she does she will lose Mad World cosmetics to Titan.
E.J. tells Sami that if Rafe finds out about them he will leave Sami. Nicole gets relationship advice from Patti Stanger. Will confides in Marlena about his disgust with Sami. Carrie and Rafe discover that the picture of John in Paris has clearly been altered.
Jack tries to skip with appointment with Marlena but she tracks him down at the Pub and they eventually go back to Marlena's penthouse. Jack tells Marlena about a man that was held hostage with him and their captures eventually violently killed the man because they realizes how much the two relied on each other. Daniel plans a date with Jennifer but tells her they can go another time so they can help Bo and Hope search Alice's things. They eventually come across a letter from Susan Banks asking for help finding a doctor for E.J. and she says she is including a photo. They realize that the mystery baby picture must be of E.J. Brady and Madison nearly have sex until Madison calls it off.
Madison catches Sami skipping work to go the Quinn's spa. Kate continues to plot ways to bring Madison down. Roman warns Madison about Stefano. Chad, Sonny and Will plan a dinner for the girls and tell them that they had to shut down the website. Will completely loses it when Gabi tells him that she won't move in with him and that they should take a break. Carrie and Austin decide to make Salem their permanent home which excites an eavesdropping Abby.
Sami and Rafe confront Will after hearing that he destroyed Maggie's home. Bo and Hope think about Zach after finding his Christmas ornament at Alice's. They are surprised when they find a note hidden in one of the ornaments from Stefano requesting that the person holding it be given the same treatment as if it was Stefano himself. E.J. gives a interview and holds up pictures of people who lost all their money. Later, John faces a deposition by E.J. and the tow get into it.
Chad and Melanie are held hostage by the two guys behind the gambling ring. Artie warns Will and Sonny that they are all in danger because they shut down the website. Abby wanders why she hasn't been able to get a hold of Chad as she prepares for the award ceremony. Rafe asks Bo and Hope for help when Jay Jordan, a basketball player from Salem U, seeks his help. Jay tells Bo, Hope, Rafe and Carrie that he was approached by two men wearing hoods and told to throw games or they would hurt his family. When he didn't follow their orders at his recent game he came home to his family to find out the house trashed and his family missing. Bo and Hope seek out Will to warn him but they miss him in Horton Square. Gabi, Abby, Will and Sonny all receive the same picture of Chad and Melanie being held and decide not to go to the police.
Nicole continues to use dirty tricks to get the upper hand in the mayor election by having someone call Jennifer and tell her the charity luncheon Abe was supposed to speak at had moved locations. E.J. than gives a speech and announces that local business are donating to the charity. When E.J. finds out what Nicole did he isn't overly happy. Jennifer encourages Abe to start playing dirty and he agrees. Kate continues to be nice to Sami and jumps into watch the kids when Sami's babysitter has an emergency. Madison realizes that Brady is avoiding her and she tells him that it is hard for her to commit to someone.
Daniel decides to step aside so Jennifer doesn't have to chose between him and Jack. Marlena surprises John with a romantic dinner at his cell. Marlena refuses to give up trying to prove John's innocence. Brady recreates the night of the blizzard for Madison. Madison invites Brady back to her place and they make love.
Sami is upset when she cannot get the church on Christmas Eve for her vow renewal with Rafe. Both Austin and Rafe wonder why this renewal is so important for Sami. Abby confesses to Jennifer and Melanie that she has feelings for someone else besides Chad. Gabi and Chad study together and it is clear Gabi has developed feelings for Chad after he saved her life. Kayla returns to Salem to help Caroline run the Pub.
Brady wakes up to find Madison gone and thinks she took off. When Madison returns with breakfast she sees Brady dressing and thinks he was trying to make a quick getaway. Brady convinces her that he only got dressed because he thought she left and wanted him to leave too. Brady than convinces Madison to take the day off of work. E.J. and Stefano present John with an offer to buy out Basic Black and they will drop the civil suit. John refuses the offer and wonders if they planted someone in the company when he remembers a woman who quit right before the embezzlement came to light. Rafe and Carrie show Bo and Hope the picture of John and tell them the shadows don't match up to the time stamp. Hope realizes that Alice may hold the key to getting John out of jail and shows Rafe and Carrie the card from Stefano to Alice granting all the privileges a DiMera would receive to Alice. Hope tells them that she can convince Stefano to prove John's innocence because he clearly owes Alice for helping save E.J.'s life years before.
Sami tries to warn Madison about Brady but Madison tells her to back out of her personal business. Madison has a cryptic phone call with someone who demands she call them back in a timely fashion. Nicole and Kate get into it over Nicole living at the DiMera mansion. E.J. treats Nicole to a massage and pretends to be the masseuse and Nicole flirts with him. Kate overhears Brady telling Sami to stay out of his and Madison's relationship and Kate continues to be oddly nice to Sami. Carrie and Rafe visit John and Marlena at the prison and find out about Stefano's visit. John tells them he refuses to make any deal with the DiMera's. When John has to return to his cell, Carrie and Rafe tell Marlena about Alice's note.
Marlena is resistant to agree to Hope's plan until Bo tells her that after the civil trial is over, John will be transferred to a new prison. Marlena suggests to Rafe that Will come live with her until things cool off with Will and Sami. Melanie helps Maggie pick out a gift for Daniel, a pair of cuff links with the medical symbol on them. Daniel continues to have tremors in his hands and is surprised when Lexie informs with he doesn't have Myasthenia Gravis. Daniel tells Lexie he needs to be taken off the surgical rotation until they find out what is causing his tremors. Bo and Hope present their offer to Stefano. Stefano gives them a cryptic response.
Kate offers Sami a job at Countess Wilhelmina with double the salary. Sami believes Kate has an ulterior motivate and refuses her offer. Bo and Hope tell Marlena, Carrie and Rafe that Stefano wouldn't accept Alice's note but they begin to realize his cryptic saying of "not being able to turn something on and off like a faucet" is probably means more. They brainstorm various ideas and realize that if the internet and cell phone towers where down on the day the money was taking John would not of had anyway to access the funds. Madison and Brady talk about their parents more.
When Maggie finds out that Daniel took himself out of surgical rotation, she worries that he has MG. Daniel tells her and Victor that he and Melanie are both clear of MG and eventually has to tell them that he has been having tremors which is why he took himself out of surgery. Bo, Hope and Rafe track down internet usage records and reach a dead end. Rafe finally remembers that the political unrest would of been happening at the same time as a few of the dates John supposedly made transactions and the French government shut down the internet to prevent more violence. Rafe calls a friend at Interpol who eventually calls him back and tells him that the internet was definitely turned off during certain dates. Abby helps Austin set up a message board for his class and is jealous when Carrie shows up. Chad and Melanie continue to act awkward around each other.
The residents of Salem celebrate Christmas. Abe reads the Christmas story and Doug dress up as Santa. Carrie presents the new evidence to the Judge and they await his ruling. Will insists that Marlena accompany him to Sami and Rafe's vow renewal. Hope is still upset about Stefano bringing up her past with John in front of Bo. John surprised Marlena and everyone when he shows up at the Horton Town Square after being released. E.J. is shocked and realizes this will hurt his mayoral race. Lexie and Abe decide to put E.J.'s actions on the backburner for Christmas and visit the DiMera mansion with Theo.
Sami and Rafe enjoy a night alone after renewing their vows. Bo and Hope are goofing off in the town square when Hope spills some coffee and Bo slips on it. Hope is upset that they have broken the plaque for Tom and Alice and Bo discovers a key on the back of the plaque. Brady surprises Madison with a picture of her and her mother. Later, they head over to John and Marlena's when they hear the good news about John being released. Madison receives another call from an unknown person telling them she can't make it away right now. Marlena asks Will to move in with her and John.
Sami decides to take Kate's job offer and gives her notice to an upset Madison. Bo and Hope track down the plaque maker who tells them that Alice requested the key be put into the plaque. Marlena has to tell John the truth about Stefano's role in his release from prison. Carrie and Rafe consider going into business together.
Kate actually shows concern for Daniel when he tells her about his tremors. When Austin shares a book about love and relationships with Chad, Melanie, Abby and Gabi he cause them to rethink their current situations. Melanie admits to Daniel that she has feelings for Chad. Will begins to confide in Marlena but before he can admit when it really going on he shuts down again. John confronts Stefano about his involvement in his release. Stefano offers John a gun and tells him to shoot him but John though tempted refuses.
Sami tells Rafe that she quit her with Madison to take a job with Kate he wonders why she didn't discuss it with him first but doesn't make a big deal out of it. Rafe tells Sami that he is thinking about going into business with Carrie as a lead investigator for a new law firm she is starting. Sami gets upset and Will calls her out for being selfish and a hypocrite. Abby and Chad mutually decide to break-up. Chad finds Melanie at the New Year Eve party and kisses her. Will tells Marlena that he caught Sami having sex with E.J.
Madison and Brady argue over delaying the launch of the men's line for Mad World. Abe and E.J. come to an agreement over taking questions for an upcoming debate. Nicole tells E.J. that she will get her hands on the questions before hand so E.J. can prepare. Jennifer tells Abe and Lexie that she thinks Nicole will play dirty by getting access to the questions early and plans to stop her. Kate demands that Sami tell her about Madison's upcoming projects and Sami reluctantly agrees. Marlena encourages Will to talk to Sami and work on forgiving her. Will tries to take Marlena's advice but catches Sami in a rush to get back to work and becomes angry again.
Bo and Hope have a session with Marlena where they discuss Zach's death, Ciara's kidnapping and Bo's relationship with Carly. Abby becomes upset when she catches Chad and Melanie together. Rafe and Carrie get their first case at their new firm. Will questions Sonny about coming out and the effects it had on his family.
Lexie gives Daniel the bad news that it appears he had a mini-stroke while sleeping and there is no way to cure the tremors long term. Maggie worries about how to reach out to help Daniel. Daniel runs into Jennifer at the square and shares the news with her. Jack catches Jennifer embracing Daniel. Quinn reveals to Chad that he is interested in Melanie while Gabi reveals to Melanie that she would like to date Chad again. Brady offers to buy into Basic Black which John initially refuses.
Will tries to blackmail E.J. into giving him money or he will expose that he slept with Sami. E.J. turns the tables on Will and tells him that he knows that Will was the one that shot him and Lucas took the fall. Jack eavesdrop on Jennifer and Daniel talking about his tremors and they end up catching him. Jack realizes that Jennifer still cares for Daniel and they need to step back from this whole arrangement so Jennifer can figure things out. Bo and Hope continue to discuss their trust issues.
Brady breaks the news to Victor that he will be leaving Titan to work with John at Basic Black. Victor is upset but Maggie convinces him that this is what Isabella would of wanted. After Brady leaves, Victor offers Madison the job of CEO of Titan. Abby calls out Chad and Melanie for betraying her. Abby talks with Marlena who points out that Abby may be seeing a betrayal when there really isn't one. Sonny questions Chad about cheating on Abby.
E.J. begins his blackmail on Will by making Will go to John's interview and get Abe's job proposal off Abe's computer. Sami suggests o Kate that Countess Wilhelmina has a search to be the new face of their campaign. Madison informs Brady that Victor offered her the CEO job at Titan. Maggie suggests the Victor try to involve Bo more in Titan business.
Abe and Jennifer are shocked when they see E.J.'s videotaped press release with his job plan stolen from Abe. Bo and Hope find out they can't have access to Alice's safe deposit box because she opened it with another person who is still living. Nicole takes self defense classes from Quinn. E.J. gives Will a fancy car.
Bo and Hope figure out that Stefano is probably the other person that opened the safe deposit box with Alice. Sami is at the DiMera mansion when E.J. gives the keys to Will for his new car. Sami doesn't understand why Will wants to work for E.J. but Will tells her to stay out of it. Will realizes that working for E.J. will have an upside because it will make Sami angry. Jennifer confronts Nicole about stealing Abe's job plan and the two get into a fight and Daniel and Jack have to pull them off of each other.
Sami and Kate think they have found their faces of Countess Wilhelmina in Gabi and Chad and put the two through a make-over and photo shoot. Melanie tries to explain that her and Chad are not an item to Abby who refuses to listen. Brady and John brainstorm what venture they should pursue to renew Basic Black. Madison considers taking Abby as an intern as Mad World.
Lexie lashes out at E.J. for stealing Abe's job plan. Bo and Hope ask Rafe and Carrie to join their task force to bring in criminals. Marlena finds out that Will is working for E.J. and is upset.
Daniel tells Melanie, Maggie and Victor that he is leaving Salem for the time being. Marlena warns Will about being involved with the DiMera's. Nicole is curious as to why E.J. brought Will into the campaign. Austin worried Abby is spreading herself to thin between school, working for him and the internship with Madison.
Bo and Hope decide to trap Stefano into meeting them to talk about the safe deposit box. Kate loves the test shots on Gabi and Chad and wants them to be her new models for Countess W. Melanie confides in Chad that Daniel is leaving town but backs off when he tries to comfort her. Madison asks Hope to be one of her models for Mad World. Later, it is revealed that Sami is still working for Madison and setting Kate up.
Madison tries to convince Quinn to ditch Countess W in favor of MadWorld. Madison also wants both Abby and Melanie to be models for her line but the two have to get along for it to work. Brady and John disagree about how to move along with their launch of Basic Black but Brady eventually convinces John about the social networking angle. Marlena brings Jack to a PTSD group therapy with soliders with where in Afghanistan.
E.J. asks Will to bring Sydney to the house for a birthday party. Jennifer and Abe are trying to think of a way to plant the fake debate questions when Lexie shows up and tells them that E.J. invited them to Sydney's birthday party. While they are there the debate questions are dropped off and Abe tries to switch them but E.J. comes into the foyer and asks Abe what he is doing. Bo and Hope call out Stefano for not wanting to open the box. Stefano explains to them that Alice had something on him and he had something on the Horton's and they agreed to put both items in the box. Rafe and Carrie prepare for Sydney's princess party. Abby fantazies about telling Austin she has feelings for him.
Abe is able to cover with a story about not signing Sydney's card when E.J. nearly catches him exchanges the debate questions for fakes. Sami and Austin catch Rafe and Carrie dancing and both are jealous. When Sami calls Will to bring Sydney to her party Will tells her that they are at E.J.'s. Sami is furious and her and Rafe march over to the DiMera mansion. Sydney tells her parents to stop fighting and wants E.J. to come to her party at the pub. Bo and Hope insist that they want the safety deposit box open. Stefano suggests that they each take their envelope and no one can reveal what is in the other but Bo and Hope disagree.
Sami over reacts when John gives her advice. Carrie confides in Rafe that her and Austin got into a big fight and he left. Abby finds Austin sleeping on the couch in his office. Madison has seconds thought about her plan to bring Kate down but Sami tells her that are already in to deep to back out now.
Carrie and Rafe get the bad news that her law firm is pulling their funding. Will asks Sonny more questions about being gay. Abby informs Jack and Jennifer about Madison's offer to be a model and Jennifer gets extremely upset. Jennifer tells Abby if she pursues modeling she cannot live with her anymore.
Bo, Hope and Stefano finally open the safe deposit box. Madison tells Sami that she is pulling the plug on sabotaging Countess W campaign but Sami tells Madison that she isn't quitting Countess W and resigns from Mad World instead. E.J. tells Nicole that Will is working for him because Will was the one that shot him not Lucas. Will is upset that E.J. tells Nicole and wonders if E.J. wants to clear the air on everything. Nicole realizes that Will must have something on E.J. for E.J. to give him cars and apartments. Sami isn't happy to hear that Will is moving out and into an apartment E.J. leased for him and wants to know why Will has been so cold to her.
Abe gets the upper hand at the debate when E.J. has prepared for all the wrong questions. E.J. and Nicole realize that Abe switched the questions somehow. E.J. brings up Abe's personal life at the debate. Sami demands to know why Will has been acting so cold to her lately and he finally admits he saw her having sex with E.J. when Johnny was missing. Later, Sami walks in on Carrie and Rafe kissing.
Sami walks in on Carrie and Rafe kissing and freaks out accusing Carrie of always wanting what Sami has. Austin walks in and overhears that Carrie and Rafe kissed. Bo and Hope debate over opening the envelope. when Hope finds what she believes is a sign from Alice to open the envelope. Stefano worries about what will happen if Hope opens the envelope. E.J. tries to accuse Abe of knowing the questions ahead of time. E.J. and Nicole realize that they cannot expose Abe without exposing themselves.
Hope opens the envelope and is shocked to find a marriage certificate for her and John, it appears they married while under Stefano's mind control. Bo and Hope tell John what they found. Rafe tries to talk to Sami about why she has been so distant ever since Johnny disappeared. Austin shows up drunk to the office where Abby is waiting. Carrie confides in Marlena. Brady surprises Madison with a date in the square.
Hope, Bo, Marlena and John get the news that Hope and John are legally married. Abby leads Austin to believe that they slept together when they didn't. Austin forgives Carrie for kissing Rafe. Rafe and Carrie end their partnership.
Bo, Hope, John and Marlena get no where when they try to visit Stefano and ask for answers about John and Hope's marriage. The four also find out that an annulment will be more complicated because the marriage happened in Alamainia. Brady surprised Madison with a romantic dinner and a marriage proposal. Brady tells Madison to think about and they return to her room. Nicole and E.J. witness Brady's proposal. After Brady leaves, Madison is surprised by a man in her room.
Will is upset that Sami would kick Rafe out after she cheated on Rafe and all Rafe did was kiss Carrie. Carrie informs John, Marlena, Bo and Hope that Hope and John will have to go to Alamania to finalize their divorce. Abby tells Melanie that she is okay with Melanie dating Chad. Madison is shocked by her visitor, Ian. Later, Brady shows back up at Madison's room and Ian introduces himself as Madison's husband. Abby is devastated to see Austin and Carrie are working out their issues.
Brady is devastated to learn that Madison is married to Ian. Will tries to convince Rafe to not let Sami walk all over him because of the kiss. Bo informs Roman about Hope and John's marriage and that he needs time off to go to Alamainia. Rafe shows up at the police station and Bo prods him as to why he and Carrie are no longer working together. Rafe finally admits that he kissed Carrie just as Roman walks in. Abby admits to Melanie that she is in love with Austin and even continues her lie about sleeping with him.
Election day arrives and Jennifer informs Abe that someone approached her about fixing the results if they don't go Abe's way. Sami barges into Carrie's hotel room to confront her about Rafe. Abby insists that Melanie and Chad would make a good couple.
Rafe attempts to get Sami to forgive him. Brady refuses to listen to Madison's apology. Ian and Kate discuss their past together. Jack wonders who broke Abby's heart. Carrie comforts Abby when she is upset unknowing it is over Austin.
Victor announces Ian as the new CEO of Titan but when it is revealed he is married to Madison, Victor wants to rescind the offer. Ian informs Victor the contracts have already been signed and he is stuck with him. Lexie refuses to take the podium and runs off upset over Abe sinking to E.J.'s level. Nicole tells E.J. that she has things take care of. Roman announces that there have been discrepancies found in the voting and there will be a recount done. Bo, Hope, John and Marlena are ready to head to Alamainia but issues arise with their visa's. An official announces that only Hope and John will be able to travel to Alamainia.
The recount results come in and E.J. is named the victor. Lexie tells Abe that she is moving out with Theo but Abe insists that he will be the one to move out. Ian kisses Kate and Kate slaps him saying she won't be pulled back in by him. Brady finally lets Madison tell him about her past with Ian which is when she reveals that she was nothing more than a trophy wife to Ian. Madison also tells Brady that Ian had numerous affairs including one with Kate.
Marlena calls Sami out on her blaming Marlena for all her troubles. Jennifer and Abby try to work out their issues with Abby wanting to model for Mad World. Rafe and Carrie have an awkward run in at the office. Austin tells Abby that he will find her a new work study job next semester.
Marlena admits to Sami that Will told her that he walked in on her and E.J. having sex. Marlena tries to convince Sami to tell Rafe the truth but Sami doesn't want her marriage breaking up to be her fault. Maggie is still upset over Victor's comment that marrying her made him not look more thoroughly into Ian. Victor is impressed with Ian's business proposal for Titan. Kate gets a double shock when she sees Mad World products have replaced Countess W at Quinn's spa than she finds out that Ian and Madison are married. Carrie nearly overhears Abby telling Austin to tell Carrie about their night together. Abby flirts with Quinn to make Austin jealous.
Hope and John have to head to Alamainia without Marlena and Bo. Rafe overhears Will telling Sonny that he caught Sami and E.J. having sex. Rafe confronts Sami about her lies. E.J. proposes to Nicole again. Will hangs out with Sonny and his friends and gets drunk. Will shares a passionate kiss with another guy.
Rafe angrily shows up at the DiMera mansion to confront E.J. and punches him in the face. Nicole is devastated to learn that E.J. and Sami slept together. Nicole sits in the town square and someone comes up and touches her shoulder. Hope and John finally leave for Alamainia but a mysterious stranger watches him in the airport as their plane is delayed. Will confides in Marlena that he kissed a boy and asks Marlena is she thinks he is gay. Sami accuses Marlena of telling Rafe about her sleeping with Rafe.
Sami continues to accuse Marlena of telling Rafe and gets more upset when Marlena won't tell her what is going on with Will. Will talks to Sonny about kissing the boy and the possibility that he is gay. Rafe confides in Carrie about Sami and E.J. Nicole is surprised to see that Daniel is back in town. Daniel catches Nicole when she passes out and brings her to the hospital for tests. Daniel gives Nicole shocking news that she is pregnant.
Abe gets drunk and nearly loses it when E.J. shows up at the Pub. E.J. finds out that Nicole is at the hospital and shows up to see her. Daniel runs into Jennifer at the hospital. Later, Daniel nearly tells Nicole's pregnancy results to E.J. unaware he is in her room. Madison tells Ian that she loves Brady but Ian won't let Madison go.
John and Hope get settled in Alamainia and have lunch at a restaurant and both remember certain details about when they were there under Stefano's control. When Hope leaves to call Bo, John begins talking to an Agent named Spencer. After John and Hope leave, another man is stabbed with a syringe. Ian informs Kate that Madison sent Sami in as a spy. Kate tells Sami that they have a spy but doesn't reveal she knows it is Sami. Sami calls Lucas for help. Brady still acts distant with Madison.
Sami asks Rafe to watch the kids when she goes out of town for business and tries to get him to try and work things out. Bo and Hope continue to have memories for their previous times in Alamainia under Stefano's control. John admits to Hope that he is working with some ISA agents and Hope insists upon accompany him when he meets one of them. E.J. asks Lexie to be Salem's health commissioner. Nicole convinces Daniel to help her keep her pregnancy a secret for E.J.
Lucas arrives back in Salem from Hong Kong to help Sami deal with her latest crisis. Hope and John are surprised when Stefano arrives at the cafe but the ISA agent never shows up. When Hope and John get back to their room they find the agent dead. Flowers are delivered to the spa and Gabi sees the card is from Chad and thinks they are for her until Melanie comes in and Chad tells Melanie they are for her. Later, Gabi throws the flowers in a fit of rage. Abby finds out where Austin and Carrie are going for their getaway and asks Melanie to go with her on a girls weekend. Brady decides to forgive Madison and wants to team up with her to bring Ian down.
Kate is surprised to see Lucas back in town. Austin realizes that Abby followed him and Carrie to the lodge. Melanie confronts Abby about using her to track down Austin. Ian tells Madison that if she doesn't break things off with Brady he will plant evidence of a white collar crime at Titan on Brady.
John admits to Hope that he in undercover for the ISA and Marlena has no idea. John explains to Hope that he was contacted because it is clear Stefano is up to something. Hope realizes that is must involve them as well. Kate is not happy to see Lucas with Sami. Sami tells Kayla that she is happy Lucas is engaged to a woman named Autumn. Jennifer hopes that Daniel stills want to be friends. Roman tells Bo that he is on the Maroni case and a search warrant has just been issued. Roman and Bo are jumped in the park and Bo is beat up very bad. Roman is able to drag Bo to the Pub where Kayla works to keep him alive.
Bo is rushed to the hospital where he slips into a coma. Roman and Kayla are unable to get in touch with Hope to tell her the news. Bo and Hope have a run in with Stefano. Rafe spends with with Allie, Johnny and Sydney who wonder why he has moved out. E.J. finds Nicole and won't leave her alone until Rafe tells him to back off. Will talks more with Marlena about his feelings after kissing Neil. Marlena gets the call from Roman about Bo and worries when she finds out no one can get in contact with Hope and she has been unable to get reach John. Jack, Jennifer and Maggie remember Tom and Alice.
Billie returns to town to help with the relaunch of Countess W. Billie notices the chemistry between Gabi and Chad. Lucas informs Billie that Bo is in a coma. Abby arranges for Carrie to win a message in order to get closer to Austin. Austin just out of the shower is surprised by Abby and tells her he has no feelings for her. Melanie realizes Abby's trick and tries to stop Carrie from going back to her room but it doesn't work and Carrie walks in on Austin hugging Abby. Madison has to tell Brady that she was just using him to get back at Ian in order to protect him for being set up with a white collar crime.
John and Hope realize they are going to have to take extreme measures to get their passports back and plan to break into the consulate. Billie, Victor and Maggie visit Bo at the hospital. Hope is finally able to get through to Salem and Billie answers the phone in Bo room just as Bo starts to have a seizure. Carrie demands to know what is going on when she walks in on Austin in a towel hugging Abby. Melanie drags Abby from the room and Austin tells Carrie that Abby is confused and has a crush. Abby returns to the room and announces her and Austin slept together.
Hope is surprised when Billie answers the phone in Bo's room. Bo starts to seize and Billie begins shooting for a doctor and saying that Bo is dying as Hope listens helplessly on the other end of the phone. Lexie is able to stabilize Bo but Billie loses the connection with Hope. Hope and John rush to break and get back their passports but they are interrupted by someone. Will tells Lucas that E.J. knows that Lucas wasn't the one that shot him. E.J. wants Abe to let Lexie leave him.
Stefano agrees to help Bo and Hope get out of Alamainia but they have to help him first. Abby lets it slip to Melanie that she and Austin didn't sleep together and Melanie encourages Abby to tell the truth. Carrie confides in Rafe that Austin cheated on her. Austin is surprised to find Billie in his room and tells her about the mess with Carrie and Melanie.
Sonny and Chad celebrate the opening of Common Grounds. When Chad overhears Sonny got a investor he assumes it is Stefano and freaks out. Sonny informs everyone that it definitely wasn't Stefano and the investor wanted to remain anonymous. Later, Ian reveals himself as the investor. Melanie has to miss the opening to deal with Abby and try to convince her to tell Carrie and Austin the truth. Austin overhears Carrie telling Rafe she was falling in love with Rafe when they kissed. Gabi erases Melanie voice mail to Chad. Brady tries to talk to Madison again about Ian because he knows she is lying about her feeling for him.
Sami returns from her business trip to find her desk belongs to Billie. Kate puts Sami to work demanding a report that will take Sami all night to finish. Later, Billie questions why Sami is working for Kate. Kate fills Billie in on the Madison spying plot and that she knows Sami is the mole. Lucas shows up at the DiMera mansion and informs E.J. that Will won't be working for him any longer. Will tells Lucas that he likes working for E.J. even though it started as blackmail. Daniel talks to Brady about Brady's troubles with Madison. Melanie waits for Chad at the Brady Pub and when he doesn't show up she finds him with Gabi in the town square. Chad wonders how his phone got turned off. Madison confronts Ian about manipulating her into breaking things off with Brady. Abby decides to tell Austin the truth but Austin tells her that Carrie is in love with Rafe.
Abe is devastated when Lexie tells him Theo doesn't want to see him. Sami admits to Lucas that she was the mole. Daniel and Billie bond over boxing their frustrations out. Nicole tells Rafe that she is pregnant.
Rafe worried when Nicole can't eat and has dizzy spells and calls Daniel. Daniel recommends that someone should stay with Nicole and Rafe offers to stay. E.J. shows up at Nicole's room and see Rafe without a shirt and accuses Nicole of sleeping with Rafe. Gabi plants an earring in Chad's bed. Abby begins to tell Austin the truth when she is interrupted by Kayla telling them Bo may be making progress and she has to leave the Pub and Austin offers to close up for her.
Kate informs Sami that she knows that Sami is the mole and warns her to watch her back. Sami's day gets worse when Rafe tells her that she should file for divorce. Stefano admits he was behind Bo's beating to Hope and John and shows the two footage of Marlena in the town square being followed by a man who gives her a flower. Lucas warns Will about joking around with Sonny in public because people might get the wrong idea. Abby tells the truth to Austin, Jennifer and Jack when Carrie arrives. Abby realizes that no one believes her and thinks she is lying to protect Austin. Abby in finally able to convince everyone and Carrie slaps her.
Stefano tells John and Hope that the only way Marlena will be safe is if they agree to his terms. Stefano wants John and Hope to find a missing piece of art he had "the pawn" and Princess Gina steal but they never gave to him. John and Hope have no clue where the piece of art is but Stefano tells them they will have to revert to being the pawn and Princess Gina. Kate tells Will that she has suspected that he is gay for awhile. Nicole begins to develop feelings for Rafe but he goes off to try things with Carrie. Rafe arrives and over hears Austin and Carrie trying to work things out but he leaves before Carrie tells Austin that she can't just turn off her feelings for Rafe. Agent Spencer tells Billie that she needs to move into the DiMera mansion to dig up more dirt on Stefano.
E.J. offers Sami help with Kate. Hope worries that Bo could be dead and demands proof from Stefano that Bo is alive before she does anything for him. John convinces Hope that Marlena wouldn't of been out in the square if Bo had died, she would of been with Bo's family. Kate looks at the envelope Stefano's man left for him and sees pictures and a detailed account of Marlena's every move. Melanie finds the earring Gabi planted in Chad's bed. Brady calls out Ian at the dinner Ian planned for investors and competitors of Mad World. Will continues to sort through his feelings.
Abe and Lexie try to work on their marriage. Lexie experiences headaches. Nicole tells E.J. that she filed the divorce papers he signed a few months back. Carrie tells Sami that Austin didn't sleep with Abby and that Abby made the whole thing up. Will tells Marlena that he isn't gay but Marlena encourages him to be honest with himself. Billie tells Kate that she wants to move in to the DiMera mansion.
Sami confronts Rafe about sleeping with Nicole. Rafe can't tell Sami the real story since it would expose Nicole's pregnancy. Stefano begins the process of changing John and Hope into the pawn and Princess Gina. E.J. catches Billie snooping around but she covers telling him she is looking for a Countess W document Kate left her. Marlena tells Kate that she wants nothing to do with Stefano and wishes that he would stop calling her his Queen of the Night.
Caroline tells Lucas that she saw Sami leave with E.J. Lucas covers and tells Caroline that Sami was probably talking about Johnny's parent teacher conference but admits to Kayla later that he is worried that Sami will get herself into trouble with E.J. E.J. gives Sami and the kids an apartment. Princess Gina and Pawn John search for the missing piece of art and disable all of Stefano's cameras and microphones in the room. Melanie tells Abby about finding an earring in Chad's bed. Chad shows Gabi the earring Melanie found and she admits that it is hers. Gabi explains to Melanie that she must of lost it when she was helping Chad prepare for his date with Melanie. Abby doesn't buy Gabi story. E.J. overhears Rafe and Nicole talking about her pregnancy.
Princess Gina and Pawn John challenge Stefano to a high stakes poker game which they lose but losing was part of their master plan. Sami admits to Lucas that she still has feelings for him. E.J. overhears Nicole saying she is pregnant. Rafe steps in and says that he is the father of Nicole's baby not E.J. Marlena helps Carrie come to a decision about Austin and Rafe.
E.J. demands a paternity test on Nicole's baby. Carrie is devastated when she overhears Rafe telling E.J. that he father Nicole's baby. Sami schemes to get Lucas to stay in Salem by pretending to be his secretary and cancelling his flight. Abe and Lexie are celebrating their anniversary when Lexie is hit by another headache and passes out. Marlena and Roman confront Kate about Stefano's whereabouts. Princess Gina and Pawn John knock out Count Wilhelm to get the egg.
Abe insists on calling Daniel to have Lexie checked out after her fainting spell. Celeste shows up and warns Lexie that she is in danger. Sami convinces Lucas to stay in Salem. Pawn John sees a pictures of Marlena and remembers who he really is but he has to get Hope to come back by telling Princess Gina about Bo. Billie gives Agent Spencer pictures of the documents she found in the DiMera mansion. Will talks to Marlena about being gay.
Celeste tells Lexie that her tarrot cards showed Lexie was in danger and insists that Lexie gets the tests done right away. After Lexie has her tests done, Celeste is preparing to tell her about a secret when Daniel returns with the results. Nicole and Rafe tells Daniel that E.J. knows Nicole is pregnant. Someone writes about Melanie's past on the Mad World website and Melanie tells Chad about the things she did and isn't proud of. Later, it is revealed that Gabi is the poster posting the items. Will confirms that he is gay to Marlena but isn't sure he is ready to tell Sami and Lucas yet.
Stefano finally calls Kate and tells her that a package will be arriving with information and pictures of Marlena to use as leverage. After hanging up, Stefano reveals he was testing Kate with the package and vows to make her pay for sleeping with Ian. Hope and John find a half a coin in the egg and make a copy before Stefano shows back up to claim the egg. Stefano gives them fake passports under different names and Hope and John rush off to get back to Salem before Stefano figures out the coin is a fake. E.J. shows up at Sami's and kisses her and they agree that their is nothing between them. Will tells Sonny that he told Marlena that he is gay. Sonny encourages Will to tell Sami himself and not let her hear it from someone else.
Stefano realizes the coin is a fake. John and Hope are stopped by the flight attendant working for Stefano before they can board the plane. Agent Spencer shows up and knocks out the flight attendant and tells John and Hope that they have an ISA agent in Salem trying to connect E.J. and Stefano to the missing pension funds. Agent Spencer arranges for a private jet to take John and Hope back to Salem. Nicole and Rafe look at an apartment but stumbles on Sami's apartment where E.J. is over after trying to fix something at Sami's. Nicole nearly reveals that E.J. is the father of her baby. Chad asks Gabi to set up his place for a romantic night with Melanie.
E.J. catches Billie snooping in a hidden compartment in the DiMera living room. After Billie leaves, E.J. pulls out the files and is shocked by what he finds. Nicole shows up not realizing E.J. would be home to pick up the rest of her stuff. E.J. is upset and Nicole thinks he knows about Stefano rigging the election for E.J. is lose. E.J. is even more shocked at what Nicole tells him because the files show that E.J. framed John for pension funds going missing. Daniel warns Rafe about saying he is the father of E.J.'s baby. Daniel encourages Rafe to admit his true feelings to Carrie. Rafe meets up with Carrie and Austin joins them. Carrie asks Rafe to dissolve their partnership. Chad and Melanie spend all day in bed.
John surprises Marlena at the coffee house. John tells Marlena he is back in the ISA and she is not happy. Hope rushes to Bo's bedside and thanks Billie for staying with him. E.J. tells Nicole that the money he stole from the pensions is now missing. Later, Billie returns to the mansion to look at the file again but it is gone and E.J. comes into the room to ask if she is looking for the file in his hands. Nicole tells Rafe that he doesn't have to continue pretending to be her babies father but he is committed to it. Lucas surprise Sami with a "campfire" in the apartment with the kids.
E.J. is shocked to discover that Lexie has an inoperable brain tumor. E.J. tries to blame Abe for not paying attention to Lexie but Abe points out they were separated when she was accused for rigging the election. Kate shows up at Sami's angry that Stefano has given control of Countess W to Sami. Lucas goes to track down Kate and she tells him they also lost Hearth and Home. E.J. shows up at Sami's and wonders why there are Countess W files and Sami tells him that Stefano put her in charge. E.J. is furious Stefano didn't consult him before making this decision. Marlena worries about John beings involved with the ISA. Bo briefly wakes up and Hope pleads with Daniel to take Bo out of the medical induced coma.
E.J. finds out that Kate cheated on Stefano. Stefano confronts John and Hope about his missing coin. Will tells Gabi that he is gay. Chad sets up Abby with Cameron but Abby refuses to go to the movie with him later Abby chockes on some popcorn and Cameron performs the Heimlich. Abby is less than grateful to Cameron for saving her life.
E.J. demands to know why Stefano is trying to undermine him. Ian tells Madison that he is granting her a divorce. Gabi thinks she turned Will gay because another guy she liked was also gay. Will tells her that it has nothing to do with her and later refuses to help her break up Chad and Melanie because he watched his mother go after men that didn't want her and it just caused trouble. Kate tells Ian that Stefano found out about them and took everything from her.
E.J. tells Sami that the only reason Stefano gave her Countess W was so it would crash and burn under her watch. Lucas remembers meeting Ian when he was younger. Ian summons Madison to Titan and she thinks he is going back on granting her a divorce. Ian announces that he is offering Kate a job with Mad World. Nicole has a run in with E.J. Carrie can't stop thinking about Rafe.
Abe overhears Stefano worrying that Lexie's condition may be his fault. Nicole arrives at the hospital in pain and is worried she might be having a miscarriage. Daniel refuses to allow E.J. entry into her room because of the papers Nicole signed. Melanie and Chad plan a romantic getaway but Gabi stops them before they can leave and shows them a headless doll and threatening note by her room. Celeste warns Cameron to stay away from Abby after Celeste reads her cards.
Sami and Lucas spend the day with Will and Allie at a family day in the town square but Will still acts distant with Sami. E.J. and Billie try to work on other on information about Stefano. Hope and John have to tell Bo that they couldn't get the divorce because Stefano turned them into the Pawn and Princess Gina. Later, a man watches Bo and Hope from outside and another man grabs Marlena and holds her at knife point.
A man grabs Marlena at knife point but Marlena is able to think quickly and frees herself. Roman decides John, Marlena, Bo and Hope needs to be moved to a safe house. When they arrive at the safe house they are unaware that Agent Harmon is reporting back to Stefano. Kate is livid when she sees Lucas and Sami kissing. Later, Kate runs into Madison and after exchanging a few barbs the two realize they need to team up to bring Sami down.
Carrie begins to leave the safe house but Rafe stops her when he notices the lights on the security system are blinking. They soon discover that the safe house is wired to exploded if someone opens any door or window. Bo, John and Rafe work to defuse the bomb. No one is able to use their cell phones to call anyone because the Agent Harmon jammed their cell signals. Roman runs into Kate and finds out Stefano dumped her. Roman worries when he cannot get through to anyone at the safe house and Agent Spencer suggests he go up and check things out. Kate attempts to rattle Sami by showing her papers that say the Countess W name and logo are her property. Lucas immediately sees through the plan and knows that Kate signed everything over to Stefano. E.J. confronts Stefano about what he found in the document saying that E.J. is not Stefano's son. Stefano admits that it is true and says the E.J. is not a DiMera and cannot carry on the family name. When E.J. notes that Tony wasn't a blood DiMera either but Stefano consider him his son, Stefano says that it is different because Stefano knew Tony since he was a baby and E.J. spent his youth with his mother.
Roman shows up at the safe house and they hold the door so he cannot open it. Hope slips a letter under the door telling him what is going on. Roman calls in Shane to help defuse the bomb. They think they have successfully defused the bomb and as they are celebrating a timer suddenly starts counting down and they realize that by cutting the wires they really just started the timer for activation. Lexie tells Chad about her brain tumor and ask him to be a bigger part of Theo's life. Madison thinks that Ian is stalling the divorce when his lawyer won't return Justin's calls. Ian insists that he wants the divorce so he can move on with Kate. Later, Ian talks on the phone saying he has on interest in giving Madison the divorce.
Lexie tells Celeste and Cameron that she is not going to pursue any medication for her brain tumor. Roman and Shane believe everyone in the safe house is dead after the bomb explodes. Suddenly, everyone appears and explains that there was a secret passage under the carpet and they made it in just in time. Everyone agrees that they need to maintain everyone died in the blast to get the upper hand on Stefano. Roman and Shane have to tell the loved ones back at the Pub that everyone in the safe house is dead.
The safe house "victims" loved ones real upon learning of their "deaths". Stefano is livid with the measures Harmon took to take care of his enemies. The Brady's vow revenge. Ian surprises Kate with a date in the town square. E.J. holds a press conference assuring that the person responsible for the bombing will be brought to justice.
Roman brings the safe house "victims" loved ones to a secret location blindfolded and reveals that they are alive. Sami is upset that they put them through thinking they were dead and is clearly jealous of the close bond Marlena and Will share. Carrie and Rafe decide they want to be together but Carrie doesn't tell Austin. Bo, Hope, John and Rafe come up with a plan to bring down Stefano and they decide to use Agent Harmon and feed him bad information.
Will reveals to Sami that he was the one that shot E.J. not Lucas and working for E.J. began as blackmail. Will points out to Sami that he is his mother's son using blackmail tactics. Billie arrives at the police station to find Bo and Hope and she informs them about the information she found on Stefano taking the money E.J. stole to buy arms. Hope suggests that Billie flat out telling E.J. what she knows in order to turn father and son against each other. Austin pleads with Roman to take him back to Carrie because he is worried about her spending time alone with Rafe. Rafe and Carrie stop things before they get to physical because she wants to tell Austin first. Abe and Lexie work on family scrapbooks. John vows to bring Stefano down one way or another.
Bo, Hope and Shane work on their plan to bring Stefano down which involved Bo and Hope traveling to Italy to meet the man who made the coin. Later, Bo and Hope spend some quiet time alone after Shane leaves. Agent Harmon nearly catches Bo and Hope in the office. Roman brings Austin to the safe house to see Carrie. Carrie cannot bring herself to tell Austin that their marriage is over. Lexie decides to prepare videos for Theo to watch as he gets older. E.J. confronts Stefano with what Billie told him about Stefano helping John get out of prison.
Maggie buys the day spa and asks Melanie to help run the day to day operations. Chad runs into Gabi who pretends to have seen someone following her when Melanie shows up she insists on calling the police. Sami confronts Lucas about taking the blame for Will shooting E.J. and she is upset when he tells her that he knew about the blackmail for a few months. When they confront Will about working for E.J. and the blackmail, he eventually blurts out that he is gay. Bo and Hope hide just before Agent Harmon enters the office and watch him rummage around drawers and pulls is gun as he opens the safe and removes the coin. Just as Agent Harmon leaves he hears a phone ring. Bo is able to get the phone in the main room before Harmon comes back in the room and Agent Harmon answers it to find Shane at the other end. Shane covers and tells him that he lost his phone so he called it to find it. Later, Bo and Hope arrive back at the safe house and inform Shane, John and Marlena that Agent Harmon stole the coin. Shane gets intel about an arms dealer making his way to Salem. They decide to feed the information to Agent Harmon who is with Stefano and lets him hear the conversation on speaker. They hope this will flush Stefano out and they can catch him with the arms dealer and make an arrest.
Will comes out to his parents and Sami refuses to believe her son is gay. Will makes a jab that most mothers say they always knew but of course Sami wouldn't since she is so selfish. Sami leaves the apartment and runs into E.J. and finds out E.J. suspected Will was gay for awhile. Bo, Hope, John and Rafe meet with the arms dealer trying to make a deal in hopes that Stefano will show his face. Ian spikes Brady's drink again and Brady ruins a business dinner with an important MadWorld client.
E.J. encourages Sami to return to the apartment to help Will through his time of need. When Sami arrives home she overhears Will telling Lucas that he confide in Marlena. Sami is upset that Will went Marlena instead of her. Sami tries to apologize and mentions talking to E.J. which just upsets Will and he leaves. Vladimir, the arms dealer, figures out who John, Hope, Bo and Rafe really are because a camera took pictures of them when they entered and uncovered their true identities. John explains to Vladimir that he wants to buy the arms to get back at Stefano for stealing the pension funds. Bo and Hope explain that with E.J. as mayor they will probably be losing their jobs anyway. When Vladimir makes the deal they reveal that nothing they said was true and arrest Vladimir and his men on the spot. Lexie gathers her loved ones and announces she is taking everyone to Paris. As everyone is busy planning, Lexie gets the bad news that the doctor doesn't think it is wise for her to travel. Abe, Cameron, Chad and E.J. all make an excuse to leave the Pub and later surprise Lexie with a Paris theme in the town square. Celeste warns Cameron to stay away from Abby.
Bo poses as Vladimir and asks Stefano to come to a meeting location. Bo is able to get Stefano to confess to buying arms and Bo, Hope, John and Rafe all reveal themselves to be alive and arrest Stefano. Carrie talks to Marlena about her feelings for Rafe when she is over come with nausea. Marlena suggests to Carrie that she may be pregnant. Lexie enjoys her Paris in the square with friends and family. Abby is suspicious of Gabi's stalker accusations. Celeste continues to warn Cameron away from Abby. Lucas encourages Sami to try and mend fences with Will. Maggie surprised Victor with a birthday dinner. Later, Maggie overhears Victor telling Henderson that Maggie must never find something out.
Victor comes up with an excuse that Maggie doesn't buy and she leaves the mansion. Victor tracks her down at the Pub and admits to her that he was the only who arranged for Lillian to receive Maggie's eggs. Lexie begs E.J. to help Stefano get out of prison. Austin excitedly plans for his future with Carrie. CIA Agent Neuman arrives and demands Stefano's release.
The CIA agent announces that Stefano was working with them to bring down arms dealers in return for immunity for his recent crimes. As everyone argues in the police station, Lexie becomes overwhelmed and passes out. Carrie still cannot bring herself to tell Austin that she loves Rafe. Carrie still feels sick and buys a pregnancy test that comes back positive. Sami admits to Lucas that she ran into E.J. again. Lucas tells Sami that he saw them together in the town square and is glad that Sami didn't try to hide the truth.
Chad asks Melanie to come to the DiMera mansion with him but she refuses. After talking to Will, Melanie changes her mind and surprises Chad at the mansion. Lexie arranges for a photographer to take family portraits. Hope and Bo celebrate their anniversary. Bo reminds Hope of Alice's bank account statements. Will questions Gabi about her stalker. Marlena catches John buying a gun and convinces him to get rid of it. Various Salem residents vow to keep their families safe from Stefano.
Marlena and John visit Lexie and Abe and recreate a trip they took to New York. Lexie tries to make her goodbyes without letting on that she doesn't have much time left. Sami receives advice from Kate. Will ends up revealing to E.J. that Stefano made him make sure that Rafe found out about E.J. and Sami sleeping together. Carrie and Austin drop by to see Daniel and get a pregnancy test done. Rafe and Nicole end up at Daniel's office for Nicole's appointment as well. Carrie hopes that she isn't pregnant because it would complicate her having feeling for Rafe even more. Daniel reveals that Carrie is indeed pregnant.
Lexie attempts to convince E.J. to resign as Mayor and encourage Abe as his replacement. As much as E.J. loves Lexie, he cannot give in to her wish. E.J. admits to Lexie that he is not Stefano's biological son and Stefano has basically disowned him. Sami finds Will at the DiMera mansion and they are able to start mending fences. Jack and Jennifer celebrate their anniversary and new engagement with Abby. Cameron runs into them at the town square and Jack and Jennifer are surprised when he tells them he is Lexie's brother. Later, Jack gets information from a source that E.J. wants to run for governor but do it secretly.
Lexie overhears Abe and Stefano discussing that Andre's holding Lexie in the tunnel could of caused her brain tumor. Sami is shocked when Will admits that he made sure Rafe found out about her and E.J. Nicole and Rafe arrive for the paternity test when E.J. shows up and vows that one the test proves that he is the father he will sue for sole custody. Nicole attempts to get into Daniel's office to change the results. E.J. fires Will and demands the keys to the car and apartment back.
Roman warns Bo, Hope and John about taking matters into their own hands regarding Stefano. Marlena finds Will out in the rain by the Pub. E.J. tells Lucas that he fired Will. Daniel finds Nicole in his office attempting to change the paternity test results. Nicole tries to plead her case and Daniel ends up kissing her. Abby questions if Gabi really has a stalker. Gabi hires someone to attack her telling him that it will get her publicity to return to modeling. Gabi calls Chad who rushes to her aide. Lucas runs into Will and finds him with a gun. E.J. confronts Stefano with a gun.
The residents of Salem begin to hear the news that Stefano has been shot and killed. Roman is investigating the case and tells Bo and Hope that they are suspects and not allowed to work the case. The gun used to shoot Stefano is left at the scene and Bo and Hope say they have never seen it. The gun ends up coming back registered to Abe but there are several sets of fingerprints on the gun. Turns out that each of people that confronted Stefano returned to the house and ended up touching the gun. Lexie is devastated when she hears the news even though Abe tries to keep it from her.
Roman asks Bo, Hope, John and Marlena to take a gun shot residue test and tells them he isn't happy that they all didn't tell the entire truth about returning to the mansion. Sonny isn't happy when he finds out Will used him to follow Stefano's order to tell Rafe about Sami and E.J. and Sonny isn't thrilled when Will attempts to use him again to test Sami. Roman shows up at the coffee shop to question Will and Sami blurts out that Lucas found Will with a gun. The paternity test results come back on Nicole's baby showing that Rafe is the father. Daniel tells Nicole and Rafe that he couldn't allow another child's life to be ruined by the DiMera's.
Roman asks Will what happened to the gun Lucas put in the safe at the Pub. Will says that he took it out and took it apart and dumped pieces all around time. Roman has Will take a gun shot residue test and it comes back positive. Roman is forced to arrest his grandson. Gabi has Andrew put a dead rat in her salad that opens in front of Chad and Melanie. Chad and Melanie insist on calling the police. Rafe overhears and demands that Gabi quit modeling. Austin is excited about planning for the baby with Carrie.
Will is arrested for killing Stefano. Lucas and Sami worry that the blackmailing will come to light and make Will look even quilter. Jennifer and Jack visit Lexie. Kayla tells Abe that he can talk to her if he needs to.
E.J. posts Will's bond which means Will is back under E.J.'s thumb. Roman tells Marlena and John that Will was arrested. Rafe suggests that Carrie represent Will which Sami refuses. Roman decides that he can no longer run the investigation and asks Rafe to take over.
Stefano's loved ones gather for his memorial and each takes a moment to say their good-byes. Chad finds out that Will was arrested and confronts him. Gabi tells Andrew that he can't go around doing stalker type things to her unless she tells him revealing that the rat was all Andrew's idea. Andrew sets up a room and looks at a picture of Chad and Gabi. Sami tells Marlena that she thinks E.J. is hiding something from her.
Victor begs for Maggie's forgiveness. Kayla tells Abe and Jennifer that things are probably over for her and Steve. Hope and Bo have a session with Marlena where they discuss what happened in Alamainia with John.
Maggie decides to give Victor another chances but insists that they tell Daniel the truth about Victor's role in getting Daniel's parents the eggs. Brady asks Daniel to give him a drug test and explains that he has been on edge. Later, they visit Victor and Maggie. While Brady and Maggie discuss being an addict, Victor warns Daniel about Nicole unaware of Daniel's feelings for her. Abby scores tickets to a Black Eyed Peas concert but Cameron isn't available to leave town. Abby passes off the tickets to a stranger and spends the day with Cameron.
Abe arranges for a picnic in Lexie's flower garden. Lexie dies peacefully in Abe's arms. Sami agrees to let Carrie be Will's lawyer but assumes that Carrie knew that Rafe had taken over the investigation and wanted to use Will's case to get close to Rafe. Neil comes forward with an alibi for Will. Andrew kidnaps Melanie.
Bo and Hope are watching Theo when he tells them Lexie went to heaven. They rush over to Abe and Lexie's to find that Theo sensed the Lexie has passed. Ghost Lexie encourages Abe that Theo needs him and asks Theo to look after his father. Abe and E.J. put the past behind them to honor Lexie's wish. Neil arrives at the police station and announces that he was with Will at a gay night club the night Stefano was murdered. Roman refuses to believe it but Will tells him that it is true. Gabi tells Andrew that Melanie has taken off and Andrew brings Gabi to his place where Melanie is locked in the basement. Melanie tries to use a hair pin to get out of the room.
John and Marlena show up at Abe's after hearing the news about Lexie. While there they get the news that the charges against Will have been dropped. John is surprised by the news that Will is gay but when he sees Will later he tells him how proud he is of him. Melanie nearly escapes when Andrew returns and forces her back into the room. Gabi steers Chad away from contacting Melanie. Celeste insists that Cameron stay away from Abby.
Kate sends Carrie a not so subtle message warning Carrie not to hurt Austin again. Will nearly sees the letter from Alice about E.J. not being Stefano's son. Agent Ellis is put in charge of the case of Stefano's death. Daniel and Nicole consider their options.
Sami worries about Will being publicly outed by the newspapers and about Will going back to work for E.J. Bo writes his eulogy to Lexie. Daniel and Nicole continue to get closer. Will promises Sonny he will get the upper hand with E.J. E.J. meets with his lawyer and holds him to keeping the truth about E.J. not being Stefano's son to himself.
Sami asks E.J. to stop blackmailing Will. Lucas realizes that Sonny has a crush on Will. Rafe thinks that evidence of E.J. shooting Stefano will be at his apartment but they cannot get a search warrant.
Kate realizes that Ian is drugging Brady. Madison opens up the test results that show Brady tested positive. Brady confronts Ian. Nicole fakes a dizzy spell to get E.J. out of his apartment and she rummages around until she finds a box of bullets. E.J. and Chad decide to put aside their differences to try and build a relationship. Melanie tries again to break free of Andrew. Rafe makes up an excuse to see Carrie.
Lexie's loved ones gather in her memory and share their favorite memories. Daniel and Nicole share dinner.
Sami finds out that Carrie is pregnant. Rafe bluffs in an attempt to get E.J. to take a polygraph. Will finds the letter from Alice that says E.J. is not a DiMera.
Sami confronts Rafe about Carrie's pregnancy. E.J. overhears Rafe saying he never slept with Carrie but thinks that he means Nicole. Daniel and Nicole sleep together again. Will has the upper hand with E.J. Carrie and Austin have a doctors appointment.
Will lays out his demands for keeping the truth about E.J. not being Stefano's son a secret. Chad thinks Gabi should move out if her talker isn't bothering her anymore. Gabi discovers that Andrew is keeping Melanie hostage. Rafe tells Carrie that Sami confronted him about her pregnancy.
Kayla encourages Abby to admit her feelings to Cameron. Later, Abby overhears Cameron taking a job and going to Chicago but it turns out that it is just for training and Cameron will be staying in Salem. Ian sets Brady up when he goes to score drugs and has someone take pictures of him. Andrew tells Gabi that if she tells anyone about Melanie he will tell them Gabi was in on the whole thing.
E.J. shows up for the lie detector test but becomes angry when one of the control questions is if he is Stefano's son. After E.J. calms down the test resumes. Later, the lie detector administrator meets with a mysterious person who gives him money. Roman tells E.J. that he failed the lie detector test. Kate nearly takes one of Ian's packets of drugs he was slipping in Brady's protein shakes. Nicole tricks Daniel when they play basketball. Madison demands the Brady be honest with her. Carrie continues to fantasize about Rafe even as her and Austin look at homes.
Chad and Daniel go to the police to report Melanie missing. Gabi tries to convince Andrew to let Melanie go but he has Gabi on tape. E.J. and Sami argue and kiss. John announces he is going to try and take over DiMera Enterprises.
Rafe, Roman and Agent Spencer search E.J.'s apartment after obtaining a search warrant. A mystery person plants a pair of gloves in E.J.'s apartment. Chad takes matters into his own hands and ends up at Andrew's place where Gabi is trying to warn Andrew but he has already moved Melanie. Lucas walks in on E.J. and Sami and assumes the worst.
E.J. arrives at his apartment just as Roman, Rafe and Agent Spencer find the gloves. E.J. believes that they planted them there but Roman tells him that have it all on videotape. The search for Melanie continues as Chad arrives at the house that Andrew was keeping her and sees Melanie's bracelet on the floor and forces his way into the house. Gabi hides in the basement room and pretends to be knocked out when Bo gets the door open. Ian finds Kate's divorce papers.
Hope finds Gabi's number written on a piece of paper in the room Andrew held Melanie in and they figure that whoever took Melanie must of been after Gabi and she doesn't refute the idea. Melanie realizes that Andrew brought her to the tunnels under Salem and tries to tell him that they are toxic. Nicole sticks by Daniel's side as they search for Melanie. Carrie decides that she can't be in Salem anymore with her feeling for Rafe and tells Austin she wants to go back to Switzerland.
Bo and Hope find information on Melanie's kidnapper who has a criminal history and escaped for a mental hospital. When they show Gabi the picture of Andrew but give his real name she pretends not to have ever seen him. Chad recognizes him from the Countess W shoots. Sami and E.J. find surveillance footage of E.J. throwing the gloves away and someone coming and taking them out. Will angrily confronts Lucas about turning over the letter. Rafe, Roman and Agent Spencer arrive at the DiMera mansion to arrest E.J. Melanie pleads with Andrew to move them because the tunnel is starting to fall apart. Andrew leaves to find a new place but leaves Melanie behind and she ends up being knocked out by falling debris.
Ian is revealed as the mystery man as he remember pulling the gloves out of the trash and has a tech person erase the surveillance footage. Sami is upset that E.J. didn't tell her that he wasn't Stefano's real son. Brady and Madison announces that they are getting married the very next day. Daniel thinks that Nicole is trying to seduce him while his daughter is missing but Nicole explains she just wants Daniel to take care of himself.
Sami reveals that she saved a copy of the surveillance footage to a flash drive. Bo and Hope start to realize that Gabi's story is not adding up. Chad finds out the E.J. has been arrested for Stefano's murder. Melanie is able to convince Andrew to take off his mask and gets her hands on his cell phone. Carrie and Austin say their good-byes. Sami is attacked.
Sami is attacked and the memory stick is stolen. E.J. can't make bail because he is cut off from the DiMera money. Melanie is able to get a call out to Chad but he can barely here her. All Chad makes out is tunnels and Brady figures she must be in the tunnels under Salem. Jack gives his approval on Cameron.
The tunnels continue to fall around Melanie, Andrew and Gabi. Melanie realizes that something is going on between Gabi and Andrew. Brady and Chad continue to search the tunnels. Sami uses Countess W as collateral to bail out E.J. from jail. Roman gets a call from a mystery person telling him the E.J.'s plane is ready to leave the country. Victor tries to warn Daniel about Nicole.
Salem gathers for a fundraiser in Lexie's honor for autism research. E.J. is able to remove his ankle bracelet and leave it behind. E.J. and Sami go to a abandoned warehouse where Will meets up with them with Johnny and Sydney. After Will and the kids have left, Roman moves in having followed Will. Andrew is getting ready to reveal all to Melanie when another explosion hits and knocks Andrew out. Melanie goes to get help while Gabi stays behind saying she can't walk with a hurt ankle. Gabi tries to move the debris off of Andrew when Chad arrives. Chad demands answers from Andrew who tells him to ask Gabi. Melanie finds Brady in the tunnels. Madison thinks that Brady has stood her up for their wedding. In the tunnels, explosions happen all over the place and rock the fundraiser. E.J. tries to hold on to Sami who is dangling from a ledge at the warehouse.
The town is thrown into chaos after the explosion in the tunnel. Ian cradles a dying Madison in his arms telling her that he was only using Kate unaware that Kate is listening to everything. Daniel works to free a trapped Nicole who is going into premature labor. Jack has to overcome his PTSD to help save Abby who was in the elevator when the explosion hit. Will finds out that Sami is at the warehouse and rushes to find her. Sami tells E.J. to let her go so they both don't get pulled down by Will arrives in time to help E.J. lift Sami back up. Brady suddenly has an urgent feeling to get out of the tunnel just as Madison dies. Chad asks Gabi why Andrew said to ask her where Melanie went but Gabi is able to cover saying the Melanie had went ahead when Gabi faked her hurt ankle.
Sami refuses to let E.J. go alone and Will says he will cover for them. Will finds Lucas passed out and lies to him about seeing Sami. Lucas goes to the warehouse to search and Will eventually admits that Sami is safe and has left with E.J. Theo helps find a little girls missing mother. Bo helps Daniel remove the debris from Nicole but Daniel is knocked out by more falling debris. Jack and Cameron are able to open the elevator doors enough for Jack to get in. Jack and Abby share a special moment as the elevator cables continue to snap. Cameron is able to open the doors again and Abby gets out but time runs out for Jack as the cable snap and the elevator plummets to the ground.
Kate confronts Ian about using her and he angrily admits that he killed Stefano. Daniel and Bo continue to search for Nicole but when they get through the debris Nicole is gone. Later, they find Nicole wandering around and in labor. Melanie has to revive Brady after debris falls on him. They eventually find a way out of the tunnel and are hugging when Chad and Gabi find them. Roman gives Jennifer and Abby the bad news that Jack died instantly from his injuries.
Sami and E.J.'s make out session is interrupted by a crypt message from someone saying they have information to clear E.J. name. Sami ends up spilling tea on herself and changes into the skimpy dress Silvio bought and Sami sees that someone is trying to get in through the door. Before Sami can figure out who is at the door Rafe grabs her from behind. Kate tries to push Brady into attacking Ian by telling him that Ian was messing with Madison's head about Brady. John shows up and demands Kate leave and not use Brady for her revenge on Ian. Kate finds Lucas at the coffee place and finds out the Lucas is through with Sami. Melanie is reunited with Maggie and gives her statement to Roman. Gabi worries that she will be exposed. Later a patient into the room and it turns out to be Andrew. Daniel tells Maggie that he can't use Nicole anymore just because he is afraid of being alone. E.J. is knocked out.
Melanie and Gabi are shocked when they realize the patient is Andrew. Melanie runs off to get help while Andrew grabs Gabi's arm. Chad overhears everything Gabi and Andrew say to each other and knows that Gabi knew Andrew and Gabi admits that she didn't really have a stalker but never wanted Andrew to kidnap or hurt Melanie. E.J. comes to and realizes he has been kidnapped by Ian. Daniel tries to tell Nicole that they should cool things off but is interrupted by Maggie telling him that Andrew is in the hospital. By the time Daniel gets to Andrew he is dead. Chad decides to keep Gabi's deception a secret. Tad confronts Will about being gay. Sonny kisses Will.
Ian reveals that Stefano is alive and he has been holding him hostage for information. Ian also reveals that he changed the paternity test and Stefano is indeed E.J.'s father. Maggie informs Daniel that Jack has died and thinks Daniel still has feelings for Jennifer. Will rebuffs Sonny's kiss but after talking to Marlena realizes that he may have feelings for Sonny. Rafe waits with Sami for E.J. to return. Abby and Jennifer read Jack's book.
Will catches Sonny with Brian and misreads the moment. Lucas tries to get Will to come to Jennifer's with him about Will is to upset. People gather at Jennifer's to comfort her and Abby about Jack's death. Jennifer gets a plant left at the door with no name. Chad demands that Gabi leave and move her stuff out of his apartment. Gabi runs into Will and the two end up kissing. E.J. is able to knock out Ian and calls a anonymous tip into the police that Ian has kidnapped someone. E.J. leaves Stefano tied up since he is still mad that Stefano attempted to disown him when he thought E.J. wasn't his son. Silvio attacks Rafe with a knife and Sami uses Rafe's gun to shoot at Silvio and the bullet grazes his arm. Tad shows up at the coffee shop and confronts Sonny about "turning" Will gay. Bo and Hope arrive at the location after tracking E.J.'s call and find Stefano alive.
E.J. finds Sami and Rafe having a moment together when he returns to the safe house. Bo and Hope bring Stefano under disguise to the hospital. Daniel informs Nicole that Stefano is very much alive and promises that he and Rafe will continue to protect her baby. Roman tells Kate that Stefano is alive but Bo and Hope refuse to let her see him. Jennifer and Abby head to London to be with JJ. Will and Gabi sleep together. Justin finds Sonny knocked out on the floor after Tad punched him but refuses to allow Justin to call the police.
Julie is hopeful that Melanie won't stand in Nick's way of being paroled from prison but is not aware that Melanie has not yet received the letter informing her that Nick is even up for parole. Kate informs Chad the Stefano is alive and gives him the letter Stefano left when he checked himself out of the hospital. Lucas and Billie try to convince Kate not to go running back to Stefano. Will and Gabi agree that sleeping together was a huge mistake.
Maggie arrives at the hospital just as Julie is asking Melanie not to stand in Nick's way of getting parole. Hope visits Nick in prison. Sami and Nicole trade barbs over E.J. and Rafe. Chad wants Melanie to confide in him about Nick.
Sami is torn between the men in her life. Will gives E.J. his notice that he is quitting. Daniel runs into Jennifer who has returned from spreading Jack's ashes. Adrienne asks Will about Brian after seeing him spend time with Sonny.
Melanie shows up at Nick's parole hearing just as the board is ready to make their statement but they allow Melanie to speak. Lucas tells E.J. that Sami has only made one person truly happen for anything longer than a minute and that person is Rafe. Sami is mugged and Rafe shows up in time to help her and arrest the guy. Abby considers sleeping with Cameron but pulls away. The parole board approves Nick's parole.
Daniel and Nick are surprised when Nick's parole is granted and even more so when Melanie tells them she did not speak against it. Brady informs Kate that he is the CEO of Titan and is keeping her on to run Mad World. Sami is surprised to learn that both Gabi and Chad have quit Countess W. Gabi asks Chad to let her return to Mad World but he refuses telling her that she tried to take away the thing he loved so he will take away the thing she loves.
Melanie finds out that Nick will have to stay in Salem as part of his parole. Rafe accuses Sami of firing Gabi to get back at him and she informs him that Gabi quit. Kayla returns to Salem University Hospital as chief of staff and tells Daniel that she wants to rehire Jennifer as Director of Communications. Daniel defends Jennifer when a worker at the hospital talks negatively about Jennifer. Sonny wants to invite Will to a concert but when Sonny gets a call from Brian, Will sneaks off.
Nick needs a place to stay in Salem and Maggie agrees to let him stay with her. The Governor calls for E.J.'s resignation as mayor and he agrees. Chad proposes to Melanie. Abby continues to have trouble getting closer to Cameron. Nicole asks Daniel to be the godfather of her baby.
Melanie is shocked to find Nick at Maggie's house. Caroline offers Nick a job at the Pub washing dishes. Jennifer and Abby have a fight and Jennifer runs into Daniel who lends her an ear. Nicole warns Jennifer not to lead Daniel on. Sami and E.J. agree to have a romantic date.
Daniel worries that Melanie may be using getting engaged to not deal with Nick living at Maggie's. E.J. seeks out Justin to be his lawyer. Nicole tells Rafe she wants to name the baby Daniel Rafael. Rafe worries that naming the baby after Daniel may raise a flag for E.J. since Daniel did the paternity test. Will advises Sami to not rush into things with E.J. Tad tells Will that Sonny has feeling for him. Brady and Jennifer find support in each other dealing with Madison's and Jack's deaths.
Rafe shows up at Sami's as she is preparing for date with E.J. and Rafe cautions her against getting involved with E.J. again. Adrienne worries that Will may have to much baggage to date Sonny. Chad and Melanie announce their engagement to their friends.
Sami leaves Rafe frustrated after their kiss. Sami makes up an excuse to postpone her date with E.J. but he isn't buying it. Daniel once again has to tell off the HR person who wanted Jennifer's job but didn't get it when she assigns Jennifer to a basement office. Nicole tries to get Maggie to take Jennifer out of town. Chad threatens to tell Melanie all about Gabi but Gabi calls him out noting that Chad will have to tell Melanie that he knew about Gabi for awhile. Maggie worries that Melanie is only marry Chad as a reaction to Nick. Will and Sonny decide to take things slow when they realize they are both attracted to one another.
Rafe and E.J. fight over Sami in the town square. E.J. calls Justin demanding to meet immediately to take action against Nicole. Jennifer overhears E.J. and Justin's conversation. Bo and Hope receive news that their salaries will be cut by the Police Department. Hope is fine with the cut but Bo thinks this might be the opportunity to explore other areas.
Daniel is concerned when Melanie announces that she plans to marry Chad in two weeks. Jennifer and Nicole have it out over Daniel. Sami tells E.J. that she needs to focus on her children right now. Chad grows concerned with he sees the Nick and Gabi have grown closer working together. Will overhears Adrienne's expressing her displeasure over Sonny dating him and ends up cancelling his date with Sonny.
Kate's plan to plant rumors about condition in Countess W shops is aborted when Rafe points out that it would just bring the same attention to Mad World. Bo makes a list of what he wants to do if he quits the force. Melanie becomes upset when Maggie questions Melanie's reasons for getting married so quickly.
Nicole photo shops a picture of her and a picture of Rafe together in bed and plants it so Sami will see it on her phone. Melanie runs into Nick and the two talk. Melanie realizes that Nick has changed. Melanie arrives for her dress fitting at Daniel's apartment. Chad worries when he cannot get a hold of Melanie and finds Nick with Melanie's scarf and attacks him. Sonny is furious with his mother when he finds out that Will overheard Adrienne say negative things about him.
Nicole's picture photo shopping idea nearly back fires when Sami notices the time stamp is today's date. Gabi comes across Chad beating up Nick and pulls him off. Gabi insists Nick get treatment and brings him to Kayla. Later, Gabi arrives at Daniel's apartment where Chad and Melanie both are and tells Melanie about Chad beating up Nick and is on the verge of telling Melanie the entire truth. Kate warns E.J. about Sami. Will and Sonny share their first kiss.
Gabi reveals the whole truth about Andrew to Melanie. Melanie demands Gabi leave than lays into Chad about keeping this from her. Melanie realizes Chad was trying to cut Gabi out of her life instead of telling her and Melanie ends up calling off the wedding. Jennifer prints the paternity test results and Daniel catches her but Jennifer tries to cover. Sami and Rafe go on a date to the pub where Sami tells Rafe she will support him with Nicole's baby.
Gabi confesses to Rafe about hiring Andrew to be her stalker and knowing about Andrew kidnapping Melanie. Daniel warns Chad to stay away from Melanie while she figures things out. Chad doesn't listen and goes to see Melanie, who informs Chad that she is going to see her mother in Europe. Caroline confesses to Bo that it would be a relief if at least one of her sons was off the force. E.J. continues his plan to bring down Rafe when Sami tells him that they had a dinner date.
Rafe blows Sami off while he is dealing with Gabi's possible legal troubles. Melanie tells Chad that she is going to visit her mother alone and she is not sure when she will return. Chad seeks E.J.'s help in getting back at Gabi for whom he considers to have ruined things with Melanie for him. Brady apologizes to Marlena for things he said and did in the past to her and John. Adrienne apologizes to Will for saying negative things about him.
Melanie says her good-byes to Maggie, Daniel and Brady. Melanie asks Maggie to return her engagement ring to Chad. E.J. uses the situation with Gabi to his advantage and blackmails Rafe to stay away from Sami. Chad wanted E.J. to stop Melanie from leaving but when E.J. arrives at Daniel's he is informed Melanie has already left. Lucas tells Adrienne that he thinks she was right about Will and Sonny. Lucas admits he saw the two kissing and Adrienne calls him out about not wanting to see his son kiss another guy.
Sami is devastated when Rafe tells her that things won't work out. Nicole rushes to comfort Daniel after finding out Melanie has left town. Abigail tells Jennifer about Nicole's comment about Jennifer. Bo forgets out Ciara poetry reading at school which furthers his thoughts about quitting the force. Roman notices Caroline forgetting things.
E.J. positions himself to be the person Sami leans on after getting rejected by Rafe. Chad shows up at E.J.'s demanding to know if E.J. found Melanie. Chad tells E.J. he will go to the police so Gabi will be arrested but E.J. stops him because it would ruin his blackmail plan. Daniel stops Jennifer from calling DNA labs and the two get into it. Later, Jennifer and Nicole run into each other in the town square and precede to have a public shouting match. Chad confronts Gabi when she is alone at the pub.
Chad shows up at the Pub while Gabi is alone and threatens her until Nick returns. Nick tells Chad that if he goes to the cops about Gabi that Nick will tell the cops he was the one that beat him up. Nick than tells Chad that he will sign a legal document that he will stay away from Gabi and won't go to the police. Later, Chad tells E.J. that he signed papers and Gabi will never pay for what she did to Melanie. E.J. is angry because if Rafe finds out Gabi is safe than E.J.'s black mail to stay away from Sami will be useless. Jennifer and Nicole continue their fight in the town square until Brady shows up. Brady brings Jennifer home who finds a bottle of Nicole's prenatal vitamins and asks Brady to return them to her. Brady realizes that this is just an excuse for Brady to check in on Daniel while he is with Nicole. Later, Daniel tells Brady that he will stand by Nicole no matter what. Billie and Bo discuss the possibility that Bo may leave the force. Caroline continues to have memory issues.
Sami figures out what E.J. is up to and confirms it after talking to Chad. Gabi tells Rafe about the depositions that Nick and Chad signed exonerating her of being involved with Melanie's kidnapping. E.J. talks to a lawyer who tells him that the depositions are solid. Chad confronts E.J. about using his situation with Melanie to his advantage. Sami and Rafe search for each other. Maggie visits Jennifer and tells her that Daniel is hurt by Jennifer not thinking very highly of him because of Nicole. Nicole comes up with a half baked scheme to get Daniel to adopt her baby by showing him a law that basically strips a father's rights if another man has adopted the baby but it requires them to move to Utah. Daniel shoots down the idea. Nicole has a doctor's appointment and the doctor cannot find the babies heartbeat.
Nicole is left devastated when the doctor informs her that her son has died. Later, Nicole gets another blow when she sees Jennifer and Daniel together. Sami confronts E.J. about his lies. When Sami is alone with Rafe she asks for the truth about the father of Nicole's baby. Bo finds out from Hope that Roman has to lay off some officers and hands in his resignation.
Sami tells Rafe that she will help him and Nicole keep Nicole's baby from E.J. if E.J. is the biological father. Stefano calls E.J. and realizes that he is upset but E.J. refuses to confide in Stefano. Due to a power outage and computers being down, no one knows that Nicole's baby died and Nicole takes her patient file and tells no one what happened. Victor invites Sonny and Will over to the house. Lucas apologizes to Sonny and Will for how he reacted when he saw them kissing.
Bo wants to travel around the world with Hope and Ciara but Hope admits that she isn't keen on the idea. Sami continues to ask Rafe to admit that he is not the father of Nicole's baby but he won't budge. Gabi tells Bo that Caroline has been forgetting things and tells him about Caroline saying that "Maggie's married her Shawn". Jennifer rages to Billie about Nicole. Nicole continues to keep it a secret that her baby died.
Nicole and Jennifer continue to trade barbs as Nicole tries to leave Jennifer's house. Daniel tells Maggie that he is leaving the hospital and moving away. Later, Daniel tells Nicole it will take time to move to Utah and she insists they need to leave as soon as possible. Bo tells Hope about his concerns with his mother. When Bo goes to the pub, Caroline has closed the place down to deal with a deposit issue. Caroline than tells him about Lexie telling her a story last week about Theo and Ciara. Bo tells Caroline that Lexie has been dead since June and tries to bring up his concerns about her memory issues she refuses to listen. When Caroline drops a try of glasses in anger and Bo tries to help she keeps calling him Shawn. Kate seeks Nick out for a job at MadWorld but he is concerned that Kate will get him in to trouble. Abby wants to know what happened between Chad and Melanie.
Nicole accuses Jennifer of pushing her down the steps an accusation that Billie and Brady cannot completely deny since all they saw was the two of them on the steps and than Nicole falling. Kayla begins to run tests on Caroline to determine if Caroline may have Alzheimer's. Daniel rushes to the hospital where Nicole has given birth and everyone finds out the baby has died but thinks that it is from the fall. Kristen balks at returning to Salem to help Stefano mend fences with the family. Marlena and John run into Sami and Rafe on their date.
Daniel is shocked when Nicole tells him that Jennifer pushed her down the stairs. Abby and Hope visit Jennifer who is being held on murder charges. Rafe's date with Sami is interrupted when Daniel calls to tell him Nicole is at the hospital. After Rafe leaves, E.J. shows up drunk but after seeing the missed call on the caller id heads to the hospital thinking his child is being born. Once there he overhears Nicole and Rafe discussing that fact they don't have to pretend Rafe is her babies father anymore. Kristen finally agrees to return to Salem to help Stefano mend the family. Sonny asks John to help him with a new speaker feature at the coffee house but John turns him down.
E.J. makes a call to Justin to get someone to the hospital for a DNA test after overhearing Rafe and Nicole's conversation. E.J. is crushed when a nurse tells him that the baby died after Nicole was pushed down the stairs. E.J. vows revenge on Jennifer. Caroline has to admit to Roman that she may have Alzheimer's. Nick and Gabi meet up with Sonny and Will in the town square.
Victor and Caroline reminisce about the past and Victor offers his support to Bo. Maggie sees the computer screen and realizes that Caroline is having health issues. John has a nightmare about waking up next to Kristen. E.J. plays Nicole's taped confession for Rafe and Sami. Sami is angry that Rafe did not trust her to tell her the truth and ends up even angrier when she finds out Carrie knew about Rafe not being the father. E.J. is at his office and opens the door to find Kristen who tries to get him to forgive Stefano.
Bo, Roman and Kayla gather to discuss possible treatment and care for Caroline and Bo insists they include Caroline in on their conversations. Jennifer is released from jail and runs into Daniel. Abby tries to convince Nicole that it was an accident. Kristen spies on Marlena and John in the town square and later tracks down Marlena in the park.
E.J. shows up at Jennifer and confronts her about pushing Nicole. Sami tells Lucas about Rafe lying about being the father of Nicole's baby and that he had told Carrie. Lucas calls Sami out for being a hypocrite. Daniel agrees to move away with Nicole but wants Nicole to drop the charges against Jennifer. Kristen shows up at John's office and tells him that she has changed. John attempts to call the police since he think Kristen has outstanding warrants but Kristen tells him they have expired. Marlena accuses Kristen of stealing her phone until John's receptionists comes in and tells her she left it in the waiting room that morning.
Kristen offers to help E.J. get Sami back. Later, Kristen shows up at Sami's apartment and tells her that she is now in charge of Countess W. Bo and Hope discuss the possibility of a caregiver with Caroline who doesn't like the idea at all. Kayla shows up later and tells them about a treatment program located across the country. Chad continues to act hostile towards Gabi and Abigail still wants answers as to way Melanie suddenly left. Chad gets the news from one of E.J.'s associates that E.J. was the father of Nicole's baby.
Caroline balks at the idea of traveling to California for treatment. Bo and Hope eventually get Caroline to agree to go and Bo will accompany her. Kristen tells Sami that E.J. never signed the papers to relinquish the company and they have not been able to file the quarterly tax returns so they are being fined. Kristen planned this to get Sami to see E.J. Nicole gives her statement to Roman telling him that her fall was an accident.
Jennifer realizes that Daniel agreed to leave town with Nicole in exchange for Nicole dropping the charges against her. Daniel has the baby clothes Nicole bought donated to charity. A nurse wants to take a item of baby clothing from lost and found which Nicole left after losing her baby but Maxine tells her to put it back. Marlena runs into Kristen again at the cafe and becomes livid when she finds out Kristen is using the same therapist as her thinking Kristen planned it. Bo and Caroline say tearful good-byes to family as they leave for California.
Marlena demands the Sami quit her job but Sami wants more proof that Kristen is really after Marlena again. The item of clothing the Nicole left behind at the hospital the day she lost her baby is part of a two piece set. E.J. finds out that Nicole's statement means the charges will be dropped against Jennifer and he shows up at her place irate. Daniel admits that he loves Jennifer which is why he got Nicole to change her statement and agreed to leave town with her.
Jennifer hopes Maggie can change Daniel's mind. E.J. tells Nicole that he will be pressing charges against Daniel and Rafe since she let Jennifer off the hook. Brady breaks into Kristen's apartment to warn her again to stay away from John and Marlena. Nick tells Gabi that he is not comfortable with Will and Sonny's lifestyle. Will warns Lucas about messing with his relationship with Sonny.
Kristen makes Sami an offer she cannot refuse to stay with Countess W. Jennifer wants to turn herself in for pushing Nicole in order to get Daniel to stay in town. Daniel tells Nicole that they will leave town that night. Nicole asks Sami for help in getting E.J. to back down with Rafe and Daniel. Daniel returns to the hospital looking for his lost necklace and while at lost and found he finds the shirt to the pants that he found in Nicole's baby stuff. Lucas tells Will that he thinks Sonny is just using him.
Daniel finally puts all the pieces together and realizes Nicole lost her baby before her encounter with Jennifer in the square. Marlena is determined to not let Kristen get to her. John runs into Kristen yet again at a Church fundraising board meeting they are both now serving on. Victor wants Brady to through himself at Nicole.
Hope asks John and Marlena to winterize the cabin so they can have some alone time together. Marlena ends up being unable to go when a patient calls needing a emergency session so John goes alone. Daniel tracks down Nicole at Jennifer and demands that the whole truth be told.