Kate, Sami and Gabi have a heated discussion. EJ meets with Stefano and confides that Kristen's misdeeds have put a crimp in his plans with Sami.
Nicole expresses discomfort to Daniel about outright helping Eric. Daniel believes Eric deserves their help.
In the wake of the DVD from Kristen, an emotionally wrecked Brady decides to snort the coke.
In the wake of the DVD from Kristen, an emotionally wrecked Brady decides to snort the coke. Nicole shows up to tell him about the story she’s doing on Eric and why. Though he seems unfazed, she doesn’t catch on that he’s high. Victor tries to get Maggie to move back home, but she refuses because Victor will never be sorry for what he did, and she can’t get past that. He heads home and almost catches Brady with the coke. Daniel comes upon Eric, who is bleeding after being shoved by the angry parishioner. Daniel insists on checking him out at the hospital. Eric’s fine physically, but opens up about his troubles. Daniel comes up with a way for his friend to clear his name. Kate tries to stop Gabi from revealing a major secret to Rafe. Kate instead reveals that Gabi has been sleeping with Nick again. Jordan takes Rafe back to the hospital, where Kayla reveals they have a transitional apartment lined up for him. He’ll be leaving the hospital soon. At home, Jordan remembers kissing Rafe, promising herself it can’t happen again. She later pulls out several fake IDs. Abigail tells Kayla why she can’t burden Jennifer with the truth about Chad right now. Kayla won’t let Abigail blame herself for what Chad did. Later, EJ pleads Chad’s case with Abigail once again. Abigail witnesses EJ being affectionate with Theo and realizes he’s good with kids. EJ assures he may be good with kids, but he’s definitely a bad man.
Hope informs Brady and Eric that the video of Eric and Kristen has gone viral.
Hope informs Brady and Eric that the video of Eric and Kristen has gone viral. This news ruins any hope for a rapprochement between the stepbrothers. Meanwhile, Nicole is told about the video by her producer, who wants her to look at it. She goes off to watch it alone and is rocked. Eric comes upon her and jumps to the conclusion that she’s doing the story on him without his cooperation. Nicole’s hurt by Eric prejudging her yet again. After Hope urges her to help Eric, Nicole returns to her producer and tells him she’ll do the story. Meanwhile, Eric is attacked by an angry parishioner. At the same time, Brady has an emotional meltdown when he receives an unexpected video from Kristen. He takes out the coke he lifted and considers using. Sonny and Will are relieved Gabi changed her mind about moving to New York. Meanwhile, Gabi is haunted by her secret. Gabi continues to unravel and seeks help from Rafe. Kate realizes the flash drive Nick gave her destroyed every piece of work he ever did for her at Mad World. EJ hears Kate blaming Sami. Jordan backs away from Rafe’s kiss, insisting it can never happen again – not while she is his therapist. Sonny agrees to keep T on at the club. T flirts (ineptly) with Jordan and shows concern for distraught Gabi.
Sami panics when she realizes she may have left incriminating evidence at the scene of the crime.
Sami panics when she realizes she may have left incriminating evidence at the scene of the crime. Meanwhile, Abe takes Theo for a hike, and the young boy secretly pockets Sami’s earring. As EJ curiously observes from afar, Kate plugs in Nick’s flash drive – and freaks out when it destroys her Mad World files. Rafe asks a few innocent questions about Jordan’s past in Birmingham but she remains evasive. When she helps him try to walk, they end up in close proximity. Rafe leans in and they share a kiss. Daniel is surprised when Maxine shows him a folder full of testimonials that will be presented on his behalf at his disciplinary meeting… including one signed by Jennifer. Meanwhile, Anne pulls Theresa aside with a statement she made up that will sink Daniel. However, Theresa ends up saying only positive things about Daniel and he is cleared of any wrongdoing. Afterwards, Jennifer lets Daniel know she signed that letter because she thinks he’s a talented doctor… who just happens to be a lousy human being. Elsewhere, Anne rips into Theresa for blowing it. Meanwhile, JJ runs into Rory and Bev, who do not understand why he’s not the fun-loving juvenile delinquent they loved so much.
Sami and Kate struggle to keep things from spiraling even more out of control.
Sami and Kate struggle to keep things from spiraling even more out of control. Sonny and Will come to a new understanding about what to do when Gabi moves to New York. Lucas arrives and is surprised to hear their news. Lucas is impressed that Sonny is willing to compromise and reminds the boys the changes they’re contemplating won’t be easy. Later, Gabi returns and announces she’s not moving to New York after all. Hope comes to EJ with a search warrant, still on the hunt for clues that will lead them to Kristen. Meanwhile, Eric reacts with anger to Nicole’s request to interview him. He goes to see Sami and finds EJ instead. He quickly realizes EJ must have known what Kristen was up to before it all blew up. Meanwhile, Nicole insists to Victor she hates Eric. Brady gets a call from an anonymous source promising Kristen’s location. He connects with Hope and they go to the address… but Kristen isn’t there – the place is just full of homeless squatters. They go, disappointed… but just as he’s leaving, Brady spots a bag of cocaine… and swipes it.
Kate, Sami and Gabi receive a horrifying shock.
Kate, Sami and Gabi receive a horrifying shock. Nicole’s TV producer urges her to make Eric her first story, saying it may be the priest's only chance to have his side heard. As she considers this, Eric gently rebuffs Marlena’s attempts to reconcile. He later gets a sudden burst of hope when Nicole approaches him to talk, but he realizes she just wants to use him for a story. Caroline confronts Victor over the way he exposed her grandson. Victor owns his choice – he did what he had to do to save Brady. Later, Caroline comforts Marlena, who is distraught over Eric’s rejection. Brady demands EJ reveal Kristen's whereabouts. EJ defends his sister, blaming Brady for not trusting Kristen's love. Later, EJ ponders the cost he might pay for protecting Kristen – namely, Sami. Meanwhile, Brady considers numbing his pain with alcohol but then gets a mysterious call offering to tell him where Kristen is.