In the aftermath of John and Brady’s fight, both are hospitalized and treated. Marlena’s worried sick and lays into Kristen until Kayla intervenes. Marlena goes in to see John, who still feels remorse for not believing Marlena all along about Kristen’s motives. Marlena was right about her, and John was wrong. Guilty Marlena is on the verge of confessing her part in this mess (sending John to Brady’s office knowing Brady and Kristen were probably together) but they are interrupted by Sami and Eric. The twins are stunned to learn of their step-brother’s affair with Kristen. Meanwhile, Kristen apologizes to Brady for causing so much trouble. Though she’s beginning to have the tiniest true feelings for him, she tries to end things between them. However, an upset Brady refuses to let her go. Later, Kristen’s demeanor is very different when she talks to EJ, completely unrepentant about the turmoil she’s caused for John and Marlena. EJ realizes this could complicate things for him and Sami. Sami arrives and lashes out at Kristen, who feigns remorse for her benefit. EJ drags Sami away, but she refuses to talk to him. She’s too upset about what his sister has done to her mother and Brady. Later, an emotional Sami bumps into Rafe… and bursts into tears. Meanwhile, John’s alone when Kristen enters. He tells her to get out – they’re done. But Kristen smiles slyly, saying they are only just beginning. Earlier, both Sami and Rafe think about the kiss they shared on New Year’s Eve. Sami’s interrupted by EJ, who makes another move on her… but Eric arrives with the news of John and Brady’s fight. Meanwhile, a confident Rafe tells Nicole he believes things are going to work out for him and Sami… and there’ll be no more playing games. Rafe asks how Nicole’s doing, and she claims she’s focused on work, but she’s privately troubled by her conflict with Eric (when she accused him of trying to mold her). She heads to the rectory to apologize. She realizes something’s not right with him, but Eric won’t talk to her about it. Nicole is hurt.