Abigail warns Sami she has the means to destroy her.
Will is furious when he figures out Sonny's secret.
Kristen pulls off a miracle in court.
EJ rips into Sami for once again going after Abigail.
Will's article is published - and all hell breaks loose.
At the police station, Kristen waits to hear her fate as the grand jury hears witnesses. Fresh from testifying at the courthouse, Nicole arrives, finally getting her chance to confront her enemy. Kristen taunts Nicole about losing Eric. Kristen then goes to court but is told the grand jury has one more witness to hear. She turns and comes face-to-face… with Eric. Daniel visits Brady, who is grateful Daniel has brought Kristen back to face justice – but Brady has no intention of seeing her. Victor vows he’ll take care of Kristen in his own way if the courts do not. Privately, Daniel asks Maggie to help Jennifer with the Eve situation. Later, Daniel runs into Eric, surprised to hear he was given the opportunity to return to the priesthood, but declined. Meanwhile, Brady is tempted to drink. Paige confronts Eve over using Theresa to undermine Paige’s belief in JJ. Paige insists she’s committed to JJ. Meanwhile, Marybeth gives JJ a hard time about Paige’s decision to delay Stanford, questioning whether he’s really changed or not. Even Rory has doubts. Later, JJ and Paige watch Parker together, and it’s clear JJ’s past still eats at him. Jennifer meets with Aiden about her case when Maggie arrives with a proposal, offering to sweeten the deal so Eve will settle and drop the lawsuit. Jennifer’s intrigued but has a mysterious rider she wants Aiden to attach to the proposal. Eve, already worried about losing and getting nothing, is presented with the deal by Jennifer: take it or leave it but it must be signed now. Earlier, Hope confronts Aiden, wondering if he had been trying to make her believe he was dating Jennifer. Aiden admits he was worried Hope had developed feelings for him. She denies, and claims she thought he was the one who had feelings for her. They go their separate ways, both in denial. Jennifer is surprised when Eric tells her he won’t be returning to the priesthood. Later, he has more disturbing fantasies about Nicole, unable to eject her from his thoughts.
Sami tells Kate about the article Will wrote detailing their takeover of DiMera Enterprises. They worry how the board will react – and also fear this could push Stefano over the edge. Sami tries to do damage control with Shin, who strongly hints it would be best if Sami could say she and EJ reconciled. Sami later thaws a bit with EJ. Meanwhile, Will and Sonny anxiously wait for the online edition of Will’s story to hit the web. Will gets testy when he feels Sonny isn’t being supportive. They soon make up, then Kate arrives, demanding answers from her grandson. Earlier, Abigail (who’s out with Arianna) and Ben run into each other in the park and share some romance. As they kiss, EJ enters, and things get awkward. JJ is stunned when Hope mentions that Jennifer had a date last night. JJ presses his mom, who admits she had plans with Aiden but they fell through – then makes clear it was intended to be purely platonic. Aiden arrives, and he and Hope are extremely uncomfortable around each other. When Jennifer reenters the room, Aiden quickly makes an excuse to leave. Jennifer explains to Hope about the non-date with Aiden, and Hope later asks Aiden why he misled her. Eve surprises Theresa by sending her on a mysterious mission to speak with Paige. Theresa visits her unsuspecting niece and pretends to be happy that Paige is dating JJ, reinforcing the idea of how fun and wild he is. Later, Paige confronts her mother, demanding to know if she sent Theresa to talk to her. Earlier, Eve interrupts JJ and Rory to tell JJ she’s disappointed in him – he’s much more like his father than she thought.
Sami is furious learns Will wrote the scathing article and she confronts him. Reeling Sami can’t believe he would do this to her, but Will says she gave him no choice. She warns he will regret ever writing it. Later, Zoe orders a change to the article, revealing the unnamed mistress – Abigail Deveraux. Earlier, Sonny and Will celebrate Will’s story and Adrienne stops by. She learns about Will being published and nearly lets the cat out of the bag that Victor is the publisher of the magazine. Later, Sonny worries about Will finding out he had a hand in getting him the job. EJ warns Kate that Stefano might be gunning for her and Sami. Kate rejects this, but it’s clear EJ has hit a nerve. Later, EJ gives the green light to his new business. He runs into Rafe and can’t help wonder if his breakup with Jordan was about Sami. Rafe balks, and EJ realizes Jordan dumped Rafe. Ben learns Clyde spoke to Abigail and he’s angry. Abigail thinks people do change and that maybe he should give his father a chance. Later, Ben seeks Clyde out and tells him to leave Abigail alone. Clyde agrees, but only if Ben will agree to give him a chance to prove he has changed. Earlier, Clyde tells Jeremiah it’s full steam ahead with their “business.” Adrienne and Abigail talk about her affair with EJ. Abigail assures that EJ is in her past. Earlier, Jordan listens to Rafe, and while he apologizes, he just wants the two of them to try to work things out. Jordan can’t make any promises, but Rafe just wants her to think about it. Later, Jordan runs into Abigail, who determines Jordan’s issue with Rafe isn’t about love, but trust. Abigail thinks if the love is still there, they shouldn’t throw it all away.
When Brady learns Kristen is back, he angrily rushes to the station to confront her. Marlena talks him down, making him realize he would be giving Kristen what she wants. Meanwhile, Kristen calls Stefano and asks for help. She vows EJ will pay for turning his back on her. EJ convinces Sami he’s done with Kristen. Sami warns EJ he’s on thin ice. After EJ sings Sami’s praises to a board member, he tries to warn Sami that she and Kate are playing with fire when it comes to Stefano. But Sami rushes out, leaving EJ to give this warning to an unreceptive Kate. Will and Sonny celebrate the impending publishing of Will’s article. At the same time, Zoe hands Sami a copy to read. Kate "comforts" Rafe, assuring him she wants only the best for him and Jordan. Meanwhile, Jordan confides in Ben, who advises her to talk to Rafe. Later, Jordan and Rafe run into each other, and it appears as if Jordan might give Rafe another chance. Meanwhile, Clyde hints to Kate that he knows her intentions have been less than honorable regarding Jordan and Rafe. Earlier, Clyde corners Abigail and tells her he is at fault for the anger his children have towards him. As his plan to do business in Salem starts to take shape, Abigail tells Ben about her conversation with his father – and Ben flares.
Jennifer, Hope, Sami, EJ, Nicole, Marlena and Eric are stunned by Kristen’s return. As Daniel tells his story, Sami, Nicole and Marlena’s tempers flare. Hope stops them from getting at Kristen and takes her to be questioned. Nicole lays into Sami when EJ goes off to act as Kristen’s attorney – and Sami returns fire when she learns from Eric that he had to turn down the cardinal’s offer of reinstatement because of his hatred for Nicole. Eric laments to Nicole that if only Kristen had been found sooner, he may have had the chance to still love Nicole. Meanwhile, EJ tells a stunned Kristen he is cutting ties with her. Jennifer follows Daniel to the hospital and does her best to reconnect. However, Daniel still thinks they should remain apart. Brady wakes with a sense of dread. He finds himself at the lake, where he remembers a hot moment with Kristen. He runs into Theresa and tells her he needs to focus on the future. Later, Marlena tracks him down and tells him Kristen is back.
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