Nicole, churning inside over her feelings for Eric, nearly blurts to him the truth. She seizes on Hope’s arrival to end the uncomfortable conversation. In private, Hope remarks to her how devoted Eric is to helping Nicole. Nicole later runs into Sydney and then EJ. Hit with the knowledge that there really isn’t anything left in Salem for her – except for Eric, who she can’t be with – she resolves to leave. Meanwhile, Eric kneels down for a prayer and all of a sudden, a gun is stuck in his back. Kristen has rationalized to herself that using Brady will not serve her mission of seeking revenge on John – and she’s ready to break up with him just as Brady arrives with an idea for the two of them to move in together. During a brief interruption, Kristen has a fantasy of a gloating John, and later she has an angry confrontation with Marlena. Both instances help Kristen refocus, and she finally accepts Brady’s invitation. Daniel comes looking for Jennifer to try to resolve their issues but finds confrontational Abigail instead, who wants assurances that he won’t hurt her mom. Daniel insists that’s the last thing he wants – but at the same time, Chloe gleefully informs Jennifer she’s moved in at Daniel’s invitation. When Jennifer and Daniel finally connect, she can’t control her emotions and lashes out at him, recalling all she went through at Nicole’s hands and refusing to be put through the wringer like that again. Daniel lets her know he is getting a hotel room and had no intention of sharing his place with Chloe, but Jennifer’s too angry to see how that makes a difference. When Chloe learns Daniel’s made other living arrangements, she knows she must take action and heads off on a mystery mission. Marlena gets a call from John and is hopeful this means he’s coming back to Salem but he insists he was only calling to check in… and plans to stay away for some time longer.