Dr. Chyka opens a gas valve and exits, leaving Nicole and Eric to die. As the gas pours into the basement, Eric makes a shocking confession to Nicole – he’s in love with her! Someone spies on Abigail. Maggie realizes Brady is still drinking and tries to get him to admit he has a problem. However, he blows up and leaves. While drunk, he runs into Theresa who smells the alcohol on his breath. When she points this out, he angrily lashes out. Theresa pumps JJ for info on Nicole, and he uses the opportunity to mess with her. After a talk with Maggie, JJ formulates a plan to bring down Theresa. Will is sorry he put Sonny’s proposal on hold, but Sonny vows he will wait for Will. Julie is determined to find Nick and zeros in on Gabi.
As Chyka is about to inject Nicole with a memory erasing drug, Eric manages to knock the syringe out of Chyka’s hand and break it. The desperate doctor decides he must get rid of them – permanently. Wounded Jennifer runs off when Theresa shows up at Daniel's door. Theresa tells him she needs to know the details of the night she overdosed. He reluctantly agrees to a dinner date to discuss it. Theresa heads to the hospital to torture Jennifer, who turns the tables by informing her of the other woman in Daniel's life – Nicole. An irked Theresa summons JJ and demands to know who the hell Nicole is. Earlier, JJ and Abigail argue when he tries to figure out what’s bothering her. Kate denies to Sheryl and later Rafe that she had any ulterior motives for bringing Jordan's friend to town. Meanwhile, Jordan questions Lucas about why he hired Sheryl. Will stuns Sonny by turning down his proposal.
Eric and Nicole regain consciousness and figure out Dr. Chyka must’ve been the doctor working for Kristen. While Chyka leaves to retrieve just the right drug to give them, they unsuccessfully struggle to get free. Chyka then returns with a drug to wipe out their memories. Upstairs, Daniel discovers someone’s messed with his home computer as well. He calls the computer tech at his office, and Jennifer volunteers to deliver a device which could help him. She stops by the apartment, and she and Daniel begin to thaw. However, Theresa arrives and ruins the mood. Earlier, Theresa seeks advice from Caroline. Theresa then admits to Anne that nothing actually happened with Daniel. She asserts the good doctor is protecting someone but stops short of telling Anne about JJ. Alone, Theresa realizes this will give her some leverage with Daniel. Sonny surprises Will with a marriage proposal! Kate tells Sami that Nick’s cell service is about to be cut off. They decide to send one last text to his loved ones, saying he’ll be out of touch for a while. Sheryl and Jordan disagree about whether or not Kate brought Sheryl to Salem because of her friendship with Jordan. Later, Jordan confronts Kate about bringing Sheryl to town. At the same time, Rafe meets Sheryl through Lucas and is surprised to learn she knows Jordan. When Jordan arrives, Rafe asks why she didn’t tell him her old friend was in town.
Marlena is upset Eric admitted his romantic feelings for Nicole to Father Matt. She fears it could jeopardize his reinstatement as a priest. Roman enters, and Eric tells them both Daniel has a medical lead that might confirm the poisoning. While he heads over to Daniel’s home, Marlena and Roman comfort each other about their inability to help their son. Nicole stumbles upon Dr. Chyka in Daniel’s apartment, which leads to a struggle. Chyka knocks her out and must do the same to Eric when he stops by. Chyka drags them both to the basement in Daniel’s apartment complex, where he ties them up and plots to inject them with a drug. Daniel realizes all the files on his computer have been destroyed. He interrupts Anne’s session with a computer tech to steal the guy away over her objections. Anne tries to get Daniel in trouble but Jennifer comes to his rescue. Meanwhile, the tech confirms someone deliberately tampered with the computer and all records of his work on Eric’s case are gone. Daniel returns home to check his personal computer. EJ and Sami remain at odds. He still loves her, but his life with her has been chaos. Later, Gabi brings EJ a gift as a thank you for all his help. Julie questions Abigail, then Kate about Nick. When Julie gets heated with Kate, Adrienne intervenes on Kate’s behalf. Later, Abigail feels the heat when Adrienne innocently blabs to Jennifer.
Dr. Chyka recovers from his surprise at finding Eric with Daniel. He gives a cover story for his visit and later destroys all medical records on Daniel’s office computer to make sure Kristen cannot be proven guilty. Daniel is thrown when he discovers the sabotage. Meanwhile, Chyka breaks into Daniel’s apartment to wipe out the rest of his records and is caught by Nicole. At the same time, Marlena tells Eric she believes Nicole still has feelings for him. Eric corrects her: he’s the one who has feelings for Nicole. Earlier, Maggie comes to Nicole with a favor – she would like her to encourage Brady to check into rehab. Nicole promises to think about it. Meanwhile, Brady attends an AA meeting where Theresa attempts to make small talk with him. She thinks he’s lucky not to be part of the Brady family after all, but he blows up at her and storms out before the meeting starts. Earlier, JJ meets with Daniel to tell him about Theresa’s blackmail. Before he can tell him anything, JJ spots Theresa lurking and he is forced to cover. Sami returns home from her trip and is thrown by what she overhears. However, EJ manages to cover.
Stefano is alarmed that Daniel is close to proving Dr. Chyka’s role in Kristen’s plot. He summons Chyka and tells him to put a stop to Dr. Jonas. Meanwhile, Daniel works on his list of “suspects” when Brady arrives to apologize for hurting him. When Brady learns Daniel is getting close to exonerating Eric, Brady’s not exactly thrilled. Nicole is rattled by Eric’s emotional admission during their interview. Later, Brady apologizes to Nicole, too. She quickly gets the sense he’s got residual issues with Eric and Brady confirms. Nicole’s upset by this and Brady calls her on the feelings for Eric. Against this, Eric goes to Daniel for a progress report – just as Dr. Chyka arrives. Gabi accidentally comes close to revealing all to Abigail. Meanwhile, Jennifer and EJ face off. Jordan is stunned when she sees Sheryl. Without attracting Rafe’s attention, Jordan tells Sheryl to meet her in private. When the women meet up, Kate is there to eavesdrop but she doesn’t learn anything new. Undeterred, Kate tells Lucas to hire Sheryl so they can learn more about Jordan.
Eric confronts EJ about hurting Sami before she left town. Later, Eric meets with Nicole so she can interview him for her special report. During the interview, she asks what has hurt most about his ordeal… and he looks her in the eye and says it was how he hurt a friend. Daniel tells Nicole he’s close to helping clear Eric. He’s uncovered the mix of designer drugs that were used on Eric and is sending them to a DNA lab to be decoded. Stefano then shows up, having been alerted to this latest development. Daniel keeps mum but Stefano can sense from the doctor’s demeanor that he’s on to something. Later, Daniel receives a list of scientists who work with the kinds of drugs he’s uncovered… and one of them is Dr. Chyka. Gabi manages to cover her nerves when Rafe and Jordan drop by for a visit. Later, Kate accidentally gives Gabi bad advice involving Abigail. Meanwhile, Abigail makes a difficult confession to Jennifer. Despite Lucas’ objections, Kate continues to use Sheryl in hopes of learning something incriminating about Jordan. Kate manipulates a run-in between Sheryl, Jordan and Rafe.
Abe arrives to handle the shoplifting case, and it looks bad for JJ and Rory until the shop owner confirms they weren’t involved in the theft. JJ delivers the weed to Theresa but rips into her for putting him in that situation. Later, he tells Rory he has to find a way to take Theresa out. Earlier, Hope questions Theresa about her involvement with JJ but is interrupted by Ciara, who has had a rough day at school. Sheryl reacts to seeing Jordan, who doesn’t notice her old friend. Lucas regrets drawing Sheryl into this ruse, and Kate suspects her son is smitten. Kate subtly gets Sheryl to admit she used to be friends with Jordan, and Kate realizes she is one step closer to finding out Jordan’s secrets. Meanwhile, Jordan tells Rafe she got an uneasy feeling about Kate. Will and Sonny try to keep Gabi calm, assuring EJ will convince Abigail not to speak with Hope about Nick. Later, EJ confirms with Gabi that he succeeded but he privately wonders if he’s made a mistake.
Abigail and EJ argue about whether she can trust him. JJ insists to Jennifer he’s okay with her dating – but he wants her to be with someone special (i.e. Daniel). Later, he reluctantly heads out to buy drugs for Theresa and is almost caught by Daniel and Nicole, who are working together to scare the dealer into leaving town (for Brady’s sake). JJ is able to escape undetected. However, when he later gets drugs from Rory, the boys get mixed up in a shoplifting arrest and it looks like JJ might get caught with the dope. Meanwhile, Eric suggests Jennifer doesn’t know the whole story about Daniel and Theresa. She later has a bittersweet encounter with Daniel. After confiding in Father Matt, Eric tells Nicole he will agree to be interviewed. Brady hides his drinking from Maggie, but agrees to attend another AA meeting, where he runs into Theresa. She’s put off by his attitude. Kate brings Sheryl, an acquaintance of Jordan’s, to town under the guise of an interview – however, Kate is actually hoping to get information on Rafe’s mysterious therapist. She pressures Lucas to conduct the job interview with Sheryl in order to get the goods but her plan may backfire as Rafe, Jordan and Sheryl end up on a collision course.
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