As Jennifer’s appendix is about to burst, Daniel and Nicole are unable to catch the ferry off the island to get her to a hospital. Forced to do impromptu surgery, Daniel returns to form – and Nicole watches in awe as he saves Jennifer’s life with steady hands. While Nicole is out getting antibiotics from his medical bag, a grateful Jennifer has a brief moment of consciousness – which she uses to tell Daniel she loves him. Sami corrals Rafe into wedding planning as Nick surprises an over-the-moon Gabi with a romantic engagement present. EJ makes sure Rafe knows he and Sami are growing much closer. As Hope voices some reservations about Nick and Gabi’s rushed wedding, Caroline offers her full support. Will and Sonny share Christmas dreams in front of the tree, but Chad blows in with Gabi-hate, ruining the mood. Chad finally decides to spill to Sonny about Gabi’s involvement in Melanie’s kidnapping, while a torn-up Will gets roped into standing up as best man for Nick at the wedding.