Sami pressures Kayla to fire Abigail.
Kristen returns - and she's up to no good!
With Victor by his side, Brady learns he will not be facing any criminal charges. Meanwhile, Theresa’s relieved John will likely not be coming out of his coma. She tells Brady she hopes they can still be friends. Eve, after getting discouraging results from Dr. Chung, needs a favor from her sister, but Theresa’s in no mood to help. Later, Eve overhears Theresa and Anne talking about John, and wonders why Theresa is so concerned about John waking up. Daniel and Eric talk about Eric’s possible return to the priesthood. Nicole interrupts and Eric leaves. Daniel makes it clear he still wants nothing to do with Nicole, and she’s heartbroken. Eric encounters Nicole again after visiting with Marlena and blessing John. He asks if Nicole is going to Rome to testify on his behalf, and she says yes. Eric goes to the monastery to pray and encounters Brother Timothy. Timothy observes Eric still has strong feelings for Nicole, which Eric can’t deny. Nicole goes to Brady, and they make amends. After a terse run-in with Eve, Daniel goes to St. Louis for a conference. At the hotel, he’s knocked out by an unknown assailant – who is revealed to be working for Kristen! Roman sees Marlena’s devotion to John and realizes she still loves him. Marlena admits she didn’t realize it herself until now. Later, Marlena gets a strange feeling that something horrible is about to happen. JJ apologizes to Paige for pushing too far the night before, and Paige concedes she may have overreacted. They admit to each other that they’re falling in love. Victor offers support to Jennifer regarding the lawsuit and hopes she and Daniel can find their way back to each other.
JJ and Paige's romantic night takes a horrible, unexpected turn.
Victor and Maggie return to Salem to provide support for Brady. Brady admits to Maggie his guilt over what happened to John. He knows now he has a problem with drugs and alcohol and vows he will stay sober. Meanwhile, Victor tears into Theresa. Brady and Maggie interrupt, and Brady privately assures Theresa he has nothing but gratitude for her. However, he believes it’s best if they go their separate ways. Theresa pretends to be cool with all this but later freaks out and makes plans to skip town. But Eve catches her and suspects her little sister is fleeing trouble. Back at the hospital, Abe informs Victor and Brady the final forensics report will be delivered tomorrow – and then they will know if Brady with be charged with attempted murder. Earlier, Eve tries to cover her tracks with Paige about her hitting on Daniel. Paige buys it but still blasts her mother for always needing a man. Meanwhile, Daniel advises JJ to stay out of the lawsuit mess and enjoy his time with Paige. When Paige later comes by, she and JJ start to make out and it looks like things might progress even further. But with her mother’s words ringing in her ears, Paige put on the breaks – and freaks when JJ doesn’t stop right away. She flees, leaving behind a mortified JJ. Nicole tries to apologize to Jennifer – she feels guilty about being part of the reason she and Daniel broke up. However, Jennifer is wary of Nicole’s motivations and the two end up arguing. Later, Aiden tells Jennifer he submitted a summary judgment on her behalf – hopefully they won’t have to go to trial. Eric meets with Bishop White and learns drastic measures must be taken to clear his name. Nicole later also meets with the bishop, who explains he is sending Eric to the Vatican to plead his case – and Nicole must go with him. Meanwhile, Eric explains the same thing to Caroline.
Hope is horrified when Ciara invites Aiden and Chase to join them on vacation.
Sami starts to open up to EJ, and just as it looks like she might forgive him, Johnny rushes in and inadvertently reminds her of EJ’s affair. EJ tries to stop Sami from shutting down but it’s too late. Later, Will strongly warns his mother to back off Abigail but she refuses. Things get heated to the point where she slaps him. Will leaves angry as Sami insists she will not stop until she destroys Abigail. Earlier, Will tells Sonny he agreed to write the magazine article about his mom and EJ. They later meet up with Abigail, and Will is horrified to learn how Sami has been going after her. He storms off to confront his mom while Abigail maintains with Sonny she must take responsibility for what happened. Earlier, Abigail reels from Ben’s confession about his family. Ben takes off to track down Clyde and Jordan and finds Jordan shaken up by her encounter. Rafe arrives, wanting to talk but Ben gives Jordan an excuse to leave. Earlier, Kate is forced to admit she was seeking revenge on Stefano on Rafe’s behalf. Rafe realizes Kate’s feelings for him may be deeper than he thought but she insists she only considers him a dear friend. Rafe heads out to tell Jordan about his affair with Kate. Hope’s plans to get away from Salem (and Aiden) hit a snag when Ciara invites Chase and Aiden to join them on their vacation. Hope and Aiden pull themselves out of the awkward situation but their attraction is clear. Hope and Ciara head out of town while Aiden darkens when Chase mentions wanting to visit his mom’s beach house.
Jennifer blasts EJ over his affair with her daughter.
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