When Max becomes smitten with an old stray cat that's been hanging around the apartment, Caroline tries to convince her they need to find it a better home. But just when they think they've found one, the cat's fate takes a turn.
Daniel is reunited with his son when Nancy and Parker return from Brazil – and Chloe struggles to keep up the lie that they were in New York. Daniel and Chloe spend some time with Parker in the town square, where pained Jennifer discreetly observes the family moment. Daniel later returns to the apartment where he stumbles upon Nancy’s passport… Earlier, Lucas comes to see Jennifer, having heard about her ugly public breakup with Daniel. He’s unaware she was made to do it and is celebratory, happy she’s come to her senses. Later, emotional Jennifer makes mysterious travel plans. Kristen freaks out when Hope tells Brady they’ve arrested the man who mugged him. Hope would like him to come down to the station and id the man. Kristen pulls out all the stops to get to the station first, and her relief is palpable when she sees they’ve arrested the wrong man. However, Brady takes a fresh look at a mug shot book – and to Kristen’s horror, he recognizes Sy! Meanwhile, Sy, clearly unhappy with Kristen’s meager payoff, calls Victor and anonymously claims he has information about Brady and Kristen. Vargas eavesdrops on a conversation between Abe and Nicole. He later manipulates Nicole, who finds herself opening up to the ex-con.
Daniel almost seeks sexual comfort with Chloe but catches himself before things go too far. Chloe wisely doesn’t push and leaves. Alone, Daniel considers numbing his pain with alcohol, but a visit from Maggie gets him to reconsider. Meanwhile, Hope and later Kristen visit a guilt-ridden Jennifer. They offer their concern and support but also question her motives. Later, Chloe shows up to tell Jennifer she is bringing Parker home to console a devastated Daniel – and reminds her Daniel will only have his son as long as Jennifer stays away. Later, Jennifer and Daniel both end up at the town square, where they lock eyes. But the pain is too great for words and they part without speaking. Kristen shows up at John's hotel room and drops off a box of old photos from their time together. John wonders what her game is. Abigail and Chad return to the club just in time to see Cameron stripping on stage. Cameron sees them and later angrily confronts them for spying on him. He explains the gun they saw is a prop and that he’s only stripping on the side so he can pay back the money he borrowed from a loan shark to help his struggling mom. Eric reveals to Nicole he may be getting transferred. Nicole wrestles with her feelings, knowing this might be for the best but hating the thought of being separated from the man she loves. In the end, Eric learns it was all a misunderstanding and Nicole is faced with mixed emotions.
At the hospital, Daniel pulls Jennifer into a passionate kiss, then proceeds to lay bare his feelings for her in an attempt to win her back. But knowing what she must do to ensure he is allowed to raise his son, Jennifer rebuffs his advances. As Chloe watches with approval, Jennifer tells him he needs to accept the fact that she doesn’t love him. As a crowd gathers (including a horrified Maggie), Jennifer humiliates Daniel, making it clear she never wants to see him again. Hating what she had to do, Jennifer rushes home, where she encounters a livid Maggie. Meanwhile, a devastated Daniel goes back to his apartment, where Chloe offers her “sympathies.” Vulnerable and hurting, he pulls her into a surprising, intense kiss. Lucas confronts Sami, having heard she moved into the DiMera mansion. He vows to seek full custody so Allie so she won’t have to live at the mansion. Sami blurts she moved in for Will’s sake and reveals the plan to ask for Stefano’s help. Lucas has major reservations, but ultimately comes around. Later, he runs into Nick, who is twigged by his cousin’s calm demeanor. Meanwhile, Sami confides to EJ she told Lucas of the plan. While EJ isn’t thrilled, they work past their argument and end up in a kiss. Earlier, EJ drops by the rectory and meets Vargas. Nick, having been summoned by Vargas, has to hide to avoid being seen. Once EJ leaves, Vargas informs Nick he’s about to get his hands on the money Nick made for him in prison. He wants Nick to use the money to make him even wealthier. Abigail and Chad secretly follow Cameron back to his apartment. Hoping to get Cameron to explain why he’s been lying about working extra shifts at the hospital, Abigail knocks on his door. Cameron apologizes but he can’t talk right now – though he assures his distant behavior has nothing to do with her being a virgin. Abigail is mortified when she realizes Chad overheard. They later spy Cameron leaving his apartment with a gun. They trail him to a club in Chicago, but once inside, they lose track of him and leave. After they exit, Cameron takes the stage – as a stripper!
Chloe lies to Daniel she has not seen or talked to Jennifer. Daniel accepts, then says he wants to go to New York to see Parker. Chloe quickly insists she’ll have her mother bring him back. Daniel calls Parker, and the young boy nearly reveals he’s not in New York. Nancy manages to cover. Daniel also sternly tells Chloe she has to move out – the place he got for her is ready. Chloe goes to Jennifer and warns that Daniel is still holding out hope – she needs to rectify that immediately. At the hospital, Daniel surprises Jennifer with a passionate kiss. Earlier, Abigail urges her mom to work things out with Daniel. Vengeful Sy is determined to speak with Marlena about Kristen. Kristen panics and enlists EJ’s help to deal with him – though she keeps brother in the dark about exactly why she’s in a tizzy about this man. While EJ distracts Marlena, Kristen gives Sy some cash – and then puts the fear of God into him. Will is stunned when Sonny tells him Kate and Rafe are a couple. At first, he doesn’t believe him, but then Rafe and Kate arrive and admit it’s true. Later, Will tells Sonny he plans to ask for Stefano’s help to deal with Nick. Chad and Abigail are determined to uncover Cameron’s secret and decide to follow him.
Reluctant Jennifer pulls out all the stops to convince Daniel that Jack was the great love of her life, and he can never be replaced. Abigail interrupts, and Daniel goes, vowing this isn’t over. Alone with Abigail, Jennifer admits she hurt Daniel but is unable to tell her daughter why. Chloe wriggles out of Kate’s questions about her trip. Chloe heads back to the apartment, where Daniel accuses her of doing something to upset Jennifer. He demands to know what she said to her. Kristen and Brady shop for wedding rings. When Brady moves off, Kristen is once again approached by Sy, who wants hush money. She’s unnerved when he reveals he has a picture of her paying him for Brady’s mugging. Kristen still brushes him off and is later horrified when she spots Marlena meeting with her new patient – Sy! Earlier, John asks Sami to spy on Kristen since they are now living under the same roof. Sami is sympathetic to John’s concerns but refuses. Brady arrives, and later questions Sami about what his father was asking of her, and she reluctantly tells him. Meanwhile, Marlena tells John she’s not giving up on him. Will confronts Nick about the name he called Sonny. Surprisingly, Nick admits he wants to apologize but then has to run off to work. Will meets up with Sonny, who feels guilty that he’s keeping a secret. He reveals Kate and Rafe’s affair. Meanwhile, Kate presses Nick for answers as to why Will gave up his parental rights.
Per Chloe’s orders, Jennifer is forced to break up with Daniel. But he doesn’t understand this sudden turnaround and questions if this has anything to do with Chloe. Desperate to make this believable, Jennifer finally insists it’s about Jack. She thinks Daniel is amazing but he can’t live up to her dearly departed husband. Meanwhile, Chloe confides in Anne about how she threatened to take Parker away from Daniel forever unless Jennifer broke up with him. Anne’s not so sure Jennifer will comply, and Chloe takes out her ticket to Brazil, saying she’ll make good on her promise to disappear with Parker if things don’t go the way she plans. Just then, Kate comes upon them and notes the plane ticket. Where is Chloe going? Will confides in EJ about Nick’s homophobia. Later, Sami and Will take their first step in reestablishing a bond with Stefano, hoping to lay the groundwork before asking him to take care of Nick. Nick is shocked and horrified that Vargas is free and in Salem. Vargas reminds how he protected Nick in prison and cryptically refers to their “deal.” Nick’s even more alarmed when Vargas reveals he knows about Gabi… and their baby. Vargas promises he’ll be in touch. Nick is still shaken when a curious Will encounters him… Earlier, Sami visits Eric at the rectory and ends up bickering with Nicole, warning she’ll never find forgiveness in this town. Vargas overhears and later comforts Nicole. Later, Eric gets upsetting news. Earlier, Kate and Rafe encounter Stefano and his new girlfriend, Cecily. Kate worries Stefano may suspect she’s involved with Rafe.
Jennifer is stunned as Chloe lays out the terms of her ultimatum – if Jennifer does not agree to give up Daniel, Chloe will make sure he never sees Parker again. She reveals Nancy has taken Parker to Brazil – and because of a snafu with Parker’s birth certificate, Daniel has no legal claim to his son. In the eyes of the court, Chloe is holding all the cards. Jennifer points out even if she breaks up with Daniel, it doesn’t guarantee he will reunite with Chloe – in fact, she’s sure that won’t happen because Daniel doesn’t love her! Chloe covers, insisting she’s doing this for Parker’s sake, to keep Jennifer away from him. Realizing she has no choice, Jennifer argues she’s not sure Daniel will believe her if she tries to walk away – he knows how much she loves him. Chloe coolly insists Jennifer will find a way to convince him if she cares at all about Daniel raising his son. Later, upbeat Daniel arrives at Jennifer’s house, and Jennifer hides her pain, knowing what she must do. Earlier, Daniel calls Nancy and almost realizes she’s not really in New York. Later, Chloe calls her mother and assures everything is going according to plan… Rafe and Kate once again make love – Kate’s attempt at ending things having failed. They commit to keeping their relationship a secret to prevent things from getting messy. But later, while Rafe is waiting for Kate in the town square, Daniel catches him with her bracelet. As Daniel sees Kate enter, he then recognizes the bracelet as Kate’s… and figures out they are involved. Rafe rushes after Daniel, explaining no one can know. Daniel assures his friend he will keep quiet. Rafe reports back to Kate that Daniel will keep their secret. She’s relieved… until Stefano suddenly shows up and the two are caught together. Has Stefano figured it out? Nick moves Gabi into the Kiriakis mansion. Gabi thanks Hope for getting Nick to agree to talk to a therapist about his time in prison. Meanwhile, Nick continues to be haunted by what happened but puts up a good front for Gabi and Hope. Later, Maggie arrives, and Nick and Gabi celebrate their new life together as husband and wife. Meanwhile, Vargas is truly affected by Father Eric’s kindness and generosity. He’s later visited by Hope, who warns him Eric has a lot riding on Vargas’ rehabilitation. Vargas swears he’ll do his best. But later, he goes to the pub looking for Nick and is interested to learn he’s living at the Kiriakis mansion. Later, Nick is horrified when he runs into Vargas – who looks very menacing with a wrench in hand.
Brady tells Victor about the upcoming wedding. Victor has a strong reaction but pulls back, not wanting discord between him and Brady. At the same time, Kristen is visited by Sy, the thug she hired to beat up Brady. He has fallen on hard times and is looking for extra payment. Kristen takes this all as a blackmail threat and is imperious with the man, kicking him out and warning him not to try a stunt like this again. When Brady returns, she stuffs her anger, and they make love. Meanwhile, Marlena seeks out Eric and asks for guidance – feeling she has been the maker of her own disaster. Eric reminds her of the power of prayer and though she’s dubious, she tries it, such is her desperate state. Later, she’s contacted by the thug Kristen so rudely brushed off… and it appears her prayers might be answered after all. Chloe comes to see Jennifer and admits she went to the island and saw her and Daniel making love. She knows she’s lost. Jennifer is gracious and encourages Chloe to move on. Chloe’s expression grows dark as she says there’s a problem with that. She’s come to believe Jennifer is wrong for Parker and can’t stand by and willingly allow her access to her son. Jennifer doesn’t see how Chloe has a choice in the matter. Chloe insists she does. If Jennifer doesn’t back away from Daniel, then she’ll have no choice but to deny him his own son. Meanwhile, Daniel’s looking for Chloe to set her straight, but can’t seem to track her down. He crosses briefly with Nicole, who gives him a vague warning about Chloe. Later, Daniel calls Nancy to see if she knows where Chloe is – and he can tell from her voice that something is wrong. Earlier, Nicole’s trying to get some work done when Eric sets up Vargas in the office to help with his job search. Initially Nicole finds the whole thing a little claustrophobic, but when Vargas hits a wall in his search because of his prison record, she sympathizes a little and they start to hit it off. Later, she gets Eric to hire him here at the church as a handyman.
A misunderstanding between Kate and Rafe over Will pulls the two apart, but when each realizes they were wrong, they come together and things get amorous. Sonny arrives and is shocked to see the two together. He runs out, and Kate and Rafe try to stop him, but their hot pursuit leads them right into Sami. Rafe and Kate question Sami about Will giving up his rights. Rafe points out Gabi will allow Will to see the baby but Sami notes as long as Nick is in the picture, Sami can’t trust Gabi as far as she can throw her. She then reveals she’s moved into the DiMera mansion with EJ. Kate and Rafe are stunned. Earlier, Will tells him mom he wants Nick out of the way. Sami says in order to make that happen, Will must repair his relationship with Stefano. Meanwhile, Sonny vaguely confides in Justin about Will’s situation, but doesn’t tell him the whole story. Justin then offers legal help to Will if necessary. Will thanks Justin but notes his problem may go away. Later, Sonny runs into Will and it looks like he’s going to tell him about Kate and Rafe. Brady lowers the boom on Marlena that he’s getting married. John arrives and they all argue. Brady heads home and John calls, trying to work things out. However, Brady won’t have it. Kristen decides to make things worse by texting John and Marlena using Brady’s phone. She then takes Brady out to lunch, where they are met by a confused John and Marlena. Kristen innocently claims she was just trying to help, but she gets exactly what she wants when John and Marlena angrily rip into her in front of Brady, who defends his fiancée. Cameron and Abigail get hot and heavy, but when she pulls back from making love, Cameron is upset. She tries to explain it’s not about her being a virgin – it’s more about her seeing him take money – but he has to leave before she can reveal what’s truly bothering her. Later, he calls, trying to apologize, but it ends badly.
Sami and EJ move into the DiMera mansion – where Stefano greets them with open arms. But his warm welcome sets off alarm bells with Sami, who worries that EJ may suffer at the hands of his father if they stay under his roof. EJ reassures Sami and they make love. Nick finally opens up to Gabi and shares some (but not all) of the details of his time in prison – bonding the husband and wife further. Meanwhile, Will gets Sonny to admit Nick called him a faggot. He struggles with the harsh reality that his daughter is going to be raised by a homophobic bigot – and there is seemingly nothing he can do about it. He later has a fantasy of Nick stealing his little girl, prompting Will to finally agree with Sami that they should ask Stefano to get rid of Nick. Kate receives a text from Stefano telling her he’s back in town, which alerts a protective Rafe. Kate downplays it to her secret lover – but then calls Stefano and tells him to buzz off because she’s moved on! The news makes her ex-husband less than happy. Later, Kate overhears from Sonny and Adrienne that Will has given up his parental rights and makes a beeline for Gabi’s room. Instead, she finds Rafe – and slaps him across the face! Abigail, tweaked over seeing Cameron paying off a mysterious figure, hopes to get him to confide in her over breakfast. But the “secret” he shares is that he is hot for her – and when they kiss, it looks as if they might finally take things to the next level.
Daniel and Jennifer make love again while devastated Chloe watches through the window. Though enraged, Chloe slinks away and returns to Nancy, telling her it’s over. She knows Daniel will never leave Jennifer now. Getting into his history, Chloe has to admit to herself that once Daniel is committed to a woman, nothing can shake that commitment. Parker cries, and when Nancy brings the boy out, Chloe laments that she can’t stand the thought of her son near Jennifer, who’s a bad influence. Suddenly Chloe gets an idea. Meanwhile, Daniel re-commits to Jennifer, giving her a meaningful token of his love. They make love again. Nick gets into it with Sonny, who confronts him about his homophobia. Nick finally explodes in rage, calling Sonny a faggot. They come to blows, but Nick quickly backs off, fearing Sonny is trying to goad him into doing something that will wreck his parole. Meanwhile, Will admits to Gabi that he is torn apart over giving up his little girl. Gabi assures Will that she still wants him to be part of their daughter’s life. Will questions: has she run this by her husband? Gabi is sure Nick is on board, but Will disagrees – Gabi doesn’t know what kind of man Nick is. Later, Gabi confronts Nick, who says he never said he’d keep Will totally out of the baby’s life – he always said it would be up to Gabi. Nick assures Gabi that, despite what Will said about him, she does know him. Meanwhile, Sonny comforts upset Will. Brady tells Eric about his engagement to Kristen and seeks spiritual advice. Meanwhile, Sami and EJ find Kristen, who was expecting Brady, in a revealing, sexy outfit at the mansion. Sami sees her engagement ring and is stunned. Later, Brady returns, telling Kristen they should set a date soon.