EJ is stunned when Stefano reveals he knows he slept with Abigail! Stefano assures EJ’s secret is safe – as long as his son helps him win back Kate. Nick and Gabi are about to make love when Sami arrives outside the door. Nick manages to hide before Sami finds them together. The two women argue about Nick again, and Gabi makes clear that if she decides to get back together with Nick, Sami will have to respect that. After Sami leaves, Nick reveals he overheard all and shares a gentle kiss with Gabi. Nicole angrily accuses Marlena of trying to influence Eric into not marrying her. Eric arrives and intervenes. Nicole is horrified when she learns she’s made a mistake, and Marlena realizes Eric isn’t sure whether he’s willing to marry Nicole outside the Church. After Marlena leaves, Nicole warns Eric she can’t wait around forever for him to make a decision. Meanwhile, Marlena tells Hope she’s certain Nicole is keeping a secret. At the same time, someone tries to put together some of the shredded evidence Nicole thought she burned. Brady is tempted by Theresa’s offer to score some coke, but ultimately declines. He goes to Hope and Eric to learn more about her past. Eric thinks dating Theresa is not good for Brady – and to his surprise, Brady agrees. However, Brady has every intention to keep dating her. Meanwhile, Theresa is certain she will get Brady back on coke – and then she’ll have him wrapped around her little finger. Father Louis is adamant Hope and Aiden work together on all future fundraisers for St. Luke’s – and he won’t take no for an answer. Later, Aiden meets up with Marlena – and makes a curious inquiry.