Marlena calls Will in Hollywood and lectures him about not making time for Gabi and Sonny. Will gets defensive but promises to send Gabi some photos and videos of Arianna. He goes back to work only to be harassed by Lucas, who has been pressured by Adrienne to call and find out what is going on between him and Sonny. Will finally calls Sonny and angrily accuses his husband of badmouthing him to everyone. Looking for Abigail, Melanie walks in on a naked Ben, who is just out of the shower. Ben rushes to put his clothes back on when Abigail returns, and the two women have a happy reunion. Melanie warns that Chad may have gotten Abigail her job back, but he is still not to be trusted. Abigail then goes to work, where she has another run-in with Theresa and Anne. Theresa continues to pursue Paul with Anne’s help. Jordan tells Chad she is over Rafe, and it’s clear where her heart now lies as they share a kiss. Stefano calls Chad and reminds his son he can’t afford for Jordan to know he’s using her. Later, Chad runs into Marlena, who inquires how he is handling EJ’s death. Chad then tries to provoke Ben into another fight. Jordan informs Ben that it was Kate who brought Clyde to Salem. She then goes to Clyde’s hotel room to give him a piece of her mind – and is stunned to find he and Kate have just made love. Adrienne is thrown when she sees a familiar face in town.
Melanie informs Chad that just because she has returned to Salem, it doesn’t mean she’s interested in him. Chad sort of insults Melanie and she bolts. She then meets up with T, who tells her she can find Abigail at Ben’s apartment. Melanie heads over – and accidentally gets an eyeful of Ben! Earlier, Ben and Abigail make love, and Ben wishes his mom had gotten to know Abigail. Jordan blasts Kate for bringing Clyde to Salem, and Kate admits it was her, but says she only did it to prove Jordan was a fraud. Jordan goes to Chad to warn him about Kate. Chad promises no one will hurt Jordan, but he needs to know if she still has feelings for Rafe. Rafe tries to talk to Sonny about Will. Since Will’s been so busy out in California, Gabi hasn’t heard from him and is feeling shut out of Arianna’s life. Sonny admits he hasn’t heard from Will, either. While Rafe goes to Marlena and asks for her to intervene, Sonny gets a big surprise. Clyde has his therapy session with Marlena and talks about his regrets about the past. Later, Kate accuses Clyde of blabbing to Jordan. Clyde realizes his slip and apologizes. He comments on how sexy Kate was barging into his room and this leads to a hot kiss. Theresa gets closer to Paul.
Melanie confronts Nicole about her "friendship" with Daniel. Nicole goes on the offensive, asking Melanie about her "surprise" return. Melanie deflects but then after an emotional reunion with her father, Daniel has the same questions. Later, Melanie surprises Chad with a visit. Earlier, Daniel tells Eric that he and Nicole have worked through their issues. Eric cannot help but ask if their relationship is purely platonic, and honest Daniel admits though he is attracted to Nicole, he has no plans to act on it. Meanwhile, Nicole runs into Maggie, who learns she and Daniel are friends again – and Maggie gives her blessing. Daniel later reassures Nicole that Melanie will accept their reconciliation. Eric tells Jennifer about Daniel and Nicole, and she assures she’s okay with it. The conversation then turns to Eric’s time in Africa. Paul flirts with Jordan during his physical therapy – which Chad walks in to witness. After the air is cleared, Chad and Jordan share a romantic moment but are interrupted by Ben. Ben and Chad spar. Chad leaves, and Ben makes an innocent comment to Jordan about his earlier exchange with Clyde, which tweaks her. Earlier, Clyde bonds with Ben over their mutual dislike of Chad. Clyde runs into Kate, who is stewing over Will and Sonny’s possible marital discord and Marlena’s reluctance to intervene. Later, Kate is confronted by Jordan, who accuses her of bringing her stepfather to Salem! Paul rebuffs Marlena’s help once again.
JJ’s wracked with guilt about sleeping with Eve and appears on the verge of confessing to Jennifer. However, Paige interrupts and reiterates how much she loves him. Once she goes, JJ instead honestly talks to his mom about his unresolved feelings about his father. Jennifer reminds him that Jack made amends, and everyone was able to move on. JJ later calls Paige and says when he sees her next, he has something important to tell her. Maggie’s overjoyed when she’s reunited with Melanie. Melanie announces she’s moving back to Salem – for good. Once alone, Melanie’s upbeat attitude fades a bit as she checks her purse, which contains stacks of cash. She goes to reconnect with her father but instead finds Nicole at his apartment, fresh from the shower. Melanie wonders just what the hell she is doing there. Earlier, Daniel and Nicole have an unexpected moment in the park, fraught with an attraction they both feel and strongly resist. They go back to his place and agree they should remain friends. Nicole spills a drink all over herself, and Daniel offers his shower while he goes out. Later, Daniel tells Eric he has something to tell him about Nicole. Sonny’s furious to learn Chad’s taken the Co-CEO position at DiMera Enterprises without notifying him. He wonders if Chad’s secrecy has anything to do with Sonny being a Kiriakis. Chad denies it and assures he’s got Sonny’s back with the club expansion. Meanwhile, Kate confides in Clyde about Chad’s appointment. Clyde later runs into Chad and offers congratulations. Chad, knowing how Jordan feels about Clyde, isn’t interested in being friendly. At the same time, Kate warns Sonny about being partners with a DiMera. Eric gets a surprise visit from Caroline, Roman and Marlena at his new apartment.
Eve covers with Jennifer by telling a half-truth – that Paige learned about Jack’s rape of Kayla all those years ago, and it’s caused problems for her and JJ. Eve goes, and Jennifer comforts her son, who is clearly shaken by what’s happened. Meanwhile, Paige insists to Daphne that Eve is a good mother. When Paige gets home, she stubbornly tells Eve she’s not giving up on JJ. Eric tells Marlena he’s moving to a new apartment. She wonders if he’s truly over Nicole, and he says he may never be truly over her, but the relationship is done. Later, Nicole runs into Eric and learns he’s moving, but he doesn’t tell her where. After Daniel speaks with Maggie about Jennifer, he meets Nicole at the park. While playing ball, it gets fun and physical… and they end up in a compromising position. Meanwhile, Maggie gets a pleasant surprise when Melanie unexpectedly returns to Salem! Chad tells Jordan he is the new Co-CEO of DiMera Enterprises. She wonders how he will deal with working with Kate, and he assures he can handle her. Later, Marlena overhears Jordan leaving a congratulatory message for Chad, and they talk about the DiMera family. Meanwhile, Victor expresses concern to Sonny about Sonny and Will being apart for so long. He also warns Sonny about his partner, Chad, who is a DiMera, after all. Later, Sonny learns Chad is the new Co-CEO at DiMera Enterprises and is not pleased.
Hope is upset when she believes Aiden did an Internet search on her private fortune. After a brief interruption by Caroline (who reiterates her approval of Aiden), Hope confronts him. Aiden realizes what happened – he and Chase somehow switched tablets. He apologizes on behalf of his son, and Hope apologizes for thinking the worst of him. Aiden insists Hope’s money means nothing to him, and they part on happy terms. Later, Aiden sternly warns Chase not to tell anyone that his mom was rich… Theresa lashes out at Brady for blabbing to Victor about her pregnancy scare and for showing up at her place of work after insisting they go their separate ways. She then informs him she’s moving on with someone new. She goes back to Paul’s room and flirts some more – but can’t keep Brady far from her thoughts. JJ confides in Abigail that he wants to take a break from Paige, but doesn’t get into the real reason why. Meanwhile, Paige gets upset when Eve encourages her to accept JJ’s request to break things off. Paige refuses and later confides in Daphne about her mom. At the same time, Eve hammers home with JJ that he needs to convince Paige to break up. As they argue, Jennifer returns home from her trip and wonders what they are talking about. T overhears that Chad is going to be Co-CEO of DiMera Enterprises, and Chad warns he needs to keep that quiet. Later, Stefano calls and reveals he knows what Chad did. Chad defends himself, only to learn that Stefano isn’t angry – he’s proud of him. Meanwhile, Abigail admits to Maggie that Chad has a dark side.
Eve tells Theresa that Victor has informed their father about Theresa’s pregnancy scare. Theresa again swears she truly thought she was pregnant – and is determined to move on from Brady. At the hospital, Theresa learns Abigail has been reinstated – and also learns eligible celebrity bachelor Paul is a patient. Theresa pays him a visit and flirts up a storm – all in an effort to forget Brady. However, when she spies Brady across the way, it’s clear he’s not out of her system. Earlier, Dr. Mandrake orders a thug to get information on Theresa. Earlier, Brady makes amends with Maggie regarding his behavior while he was with Theresa. However, he still feels a bit lost about where he goes from here. Later, Eve pays him a visit in a subtle effort to make sure no one suspects she knew about Theresa and John – and to also make sure her sister is off the hook. Eve can’t help but flirt a little with Brady, who asks her to convince Theresa things are over between them. Hope and Aiden have breakfast with Ciara and Chase in an effort to bond their families. Ciara and Chase are surprisingly okay with their parents dating. Later, Hope borrows Aiden’s tablet and is stunned to discover a search involving her and her fortune. Ben and Abigail share a morning of romance at his apartment. Ben later goes into work, where Clyde “accidentally” reveals he’s seeing Marlena for therapy. Ben is affected by his father’s efforts. Earlier, Clyde meets with Marlena, hoping she’ll take him on as a patient. After Marlena’s professional services are strongly rebuffed by Paul, Marlena decides she has enough room in her schedule to accommodate Clyde.
Kate is furious when Chad threatens to tell Stefano about their partnership unless she makes him Co-CEO of DiMera Enterprises. Kate eventually gives in and later vaguely tells Lucas she may not be as in control as she thought. Marlena questions Jordan about the voice message she left, and when Jordan insists it’s nothing important, Marlena gently lets her know she’s available to talk anytime – and it would be strictly confidential. Clyde overhears this and later considers speaking to Marlena himself. Meanwhile, Chad walks Jordan home, and they share a passionate kiss goodnight. Earlier, Marlena offers her services to Paul, who only really perks up once he’s alone with Abigail. Meanwhile, Anne is outraged when Jordan informs her Abigail has been reinstated at the hospital. Anne interrupts Abigail and Paul, and later insinuates Abigail slept with Chad to get her job back. Abigail lets Anne have it. Later, Abigail visits Ben at his new apartment, and they make love. Sonny, stressed about the south side project, snaps at Ben, who isn’t sure he wants to make the time commitment required to work at the new place. Meanwhile, Lucas and Adrienne arrive, and things get tense when Lucas finds himself defending the fact that Will is so busy with work that he doesn’t seem to have time for anything – or anyone – else. Later, Sonny defends his husband to Adrienne, pointing out Justin does the same thing to her. She’s hit, admitting things aren’t great between her and Justin. Nicole is horrified when she accidentally smacks Daniel with a football. Things get worse when they go back to his place and she spills hot water on him. Angry Daniel insists she’s trying too hard to be a friend, and Nicole admits it’s only because he means so much to her. They share a close moment where it looks like they’ll kiss… but they resist.
Per Eve’s orders, JJ tries to break things off with Paige. Paige asks if he doesn’t love her anymore. JJ can’t bring himself to lie, so Paige refuses to believe they can’t find a way to work things out. Meanwhile, Eve gets a visit from Theresa, each with bad news of their own. They nearly bond but soon revert to their scratchy behavior. Jordan gets a charming gift from Chad and goes to the club to thank him in person. Instead, she runs into Ben, who isn’t shy about telling her he doesn’t trust Chad. Clyde arrives and opines Jordan and Chad might make a good match. Once alone with Jordan, Clyde plays more unsettling mind games with her. She later calls Marlena, ready to ask for help… but then loses her nerve and doesn’t leave a message. Chad gets a call from Stefano, who is ready to make his big move against Kate. Chad then goes behind Stefano’s back once more and heads to inform Kate. Chad bursts in just as Clyde pulls Kate into a passionate kiss. When Chad gets her alone, he tells her Stefano’s plans. Kate’s pleased, knowing just how to defeat him for good. Chad then hands her a mysterious document… Brady relays Theresa’s pregnancy scare to Victor, who thinks his grandson dodged a bullet. Nicole tries to cheer up Daniel by suggesting they do a little yoga. It’s not quite his cup of tea, so they go to the park to toss around a football. Nicole’s terrible at it and tosses the football in frustration – but it hits a tree, ricocheting back to Daniel, who’s knocked down.
Daniel nearly lets it slip in front of Paige that JJ is the one who borrowed his coat. Before that tidbit can come out, JJ manages to pull Daniel aside, using Daniel and Jennifer’s breakup as an excuse to talk privately. Eve is shocked when Paige, recognizing Daniel’s coat, accuses her mother of sleeping with the doctor. Eve quickly dismisses this and claims her one night stand was with no one Paige knows. Later, Eve shows up at JJ’s house and informs him that he and Paige are over! Aiden confesses to Hope about the night his wife killed herself. It brings them closer together. Maggie comes by and invites Aiden to Thanksgiving dinner. Later, Aiden and Hope book a hotel room, and it looks like they will consummate their relationship when Hope suddenly stops. After speaking with Kayla, Theresa and Brady deal with the results of Theresa’s pregnancy test. Theresa later confides in Anne, while Brady and Daniel make amends regarding Kristen. Meanwhile, Dr. Mandrake makes a mysterious call.
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