Abigail accidentally locks herself and Ben in the club’s storage unit. They make the most of their intimate time together, and things start to heat up. Suddenly, Abigail remembers being in a similar clinch with EJ, and she tenses up. EJ has kept his end of the “bargain” – reaching out to DiMera board members and reassuring them all is fine with Sami – and now it’s time for Sami to keep her end of the bargain and join EJ for lunch. As they eat, the wall starts to come down between them, but before this can go further she gets a message on her phone and reacts. Hope has cramped up after a run and Aiden insists on helping massage her leg. Aiden finally admits his attraction to her. He quickly adds he knows she is happy in her marriage and he’s not looking for a relationship, not with anyone. Hope is surprised and a little relieved. Aiden confides his marriage wasn’t a happy one, and he’s been full of regret since his wife died. He wasn’t a good husband. Paige is annoyed when Theresa insists that once Paige sleeps with JJ, he’ll disappear. Meanwhile, Eve encounters JJ, who at first he fears Theresa has blabbed about him and Paige getting hot and heavy. Once he realizes Eve is in the dark, he relaxes a bit. Eve sees his guitar and challenges him to play something and is surprised at the talent he displays. Eve’s reservations about him start to melt and they even perform a duet – Eve knowing she’ll never really be able to sing again until she has that surgery. Later, Theresa visits her sister, and when Eve expresses some optimism about JJ, Theresa sets her straight, revealing what she saw between JJ and Paige. Eve is resolved: JJ has got to go.