Abe has walked up as Stefano realizes Lexie’s tumor may have had its genesis in the time Andre held her in an underground tunnel. Stefano is consumed with guilt and grief, knowing he allowed Andre to run amok. Abe tries to press Stefano about why he thinks he’s to blame – but they’re interrupted when Nicole, in distress, comes into the hospital needing treatment. EJ rushes in but is prevented from getting to Nicole. He’s overwrought, even more so when Rafe is allowed in her room. He demands Stefano help him – but Stefano’s consumed with his own issues and refuses. EJ gets so angry he threatens Stefano, which is overheard by the others. Stefano returns home, feverishly trying to figure out if he’s the cause of Lexie’s illness. Meanwhile, Abe questions Lexie’s doctor about her conversation with Stefano. The minute he hears that gases found in tunnels could cause this kind of tumor, Abe knows for sure: Stefano is to blame. Abe vows to kill him! Nicole is treated by Daniel, and only when Rafe arrives is she able to start to calm down. She’s given a sedative and Rafe never leaves her side, talking her down as Daniel tries to find the source of her sudden pain. In a dream induced by her drugs, Nicole imagines a future after she’s given birth to her baby with EJ by her side. But suddenly that figure transforms… and she finds herself with a loving and caring Rafe. She wakes with a start, the dream telling her a truth she’s been too blind to see: she has feelings for Rafe. Melanie and Chad make plans to leave town for a short trip. When Gabi sees them, she reminds Chad they have a photo shoot later. She’s distressed to learn that it’s been cancelled and that he and Melanie are headed out of town together. She wishes them well but she’s privately upset by the prospect of their romantic getaway. Later, she comes rushing back into the pub with a headless doll she says was left at her doorstep with a threatening note. She’s being stalked! Abigail sees Cameron and learns Lexie is ill; she comforts him as Celeste gets her first look at their growing friendship. Later, Celeste does a reading for Abigail and reacts to something in the cards, not telling her what she’s seen. In private, Celeste warns Cameron to steer clear of Abigail – there’s an aura of danger around her.