Someone figures out what Theresa has been hiding!
Daniel and Kayla inform Brady they have a drug that could cure John.
Kate is wary of EJ and Sami growing closer – is she about to lose her ally?
EJ and Sami share a close moment just as Kate arrives. They cover but when EJ steps out to take a call, Kate makes it clear to Sami that she can see what’s going on: Sami’s giving up on revenge and wants to reconcile with EJ. Meanwhile, EJ talks to Stefano, who has no idea his son betrayed him. Eve lays out her plan to Jill to keep her daughter away from JJ. Meanwhile, Paige is uneasy when JJ lovingly says he hopes they can “be together” soon. Jill then shows up on her mystery mission from Eve and finds her target: Rory. Jennifer arrives for her coffee date with Daniel. She gets a surprise when she asks to see Parker, and Daniel says he’d rather she didn’t. He explains he wants to take things slowly and until they’re sure they’re back on track, he doesn’t want to send Parker confusing signals. Jennifer (sort of) sees what he means. Before they can leave for their date, Jennifer learns she must handle a work crisis, and they have to postpone. Hope is struggling with her feelings for Aiden when she encounters Kayla. She confesses how badly this all makes her feel, stressing that while Aiden has said he has feelings too, he’s not interested in a relationship. Kayla advises Hope to come clean with Aiden about what she’s been feeling. Meanwhile, Aiden runs into Nicole. After a scratchy start, they decide to have a drink together. Nicole picks up on his frustrations about Hope, and she trashes Hope a little. Hope arrives and upon hearing she’s the topic of conversation, she shuts down and reiterates to Aiden that she thinks they should keep their distance.
Abigail locks herself and Ben in the storage room so she can confess what's in her heart.
EJ tries to deny he helped Rafe keep Stefano out of Salem, but Sami has figured out the truth. He finally admits she’s right but he needs to keep his name out of it for both his sake and Sami’s. They get very honest with each other, Sami admitting how much hurt she felt when she realized he’d been with Abigail. EJ swears he’d spend the rest of his life making it up to her, if he could… and they come together in a kiss! Abigail has locked herself in the storage room with Ben to explain why she pushed him away earlier. She admits she did suddenly find herself thinking of EJ while with him… and she only stopped their kiss because the memory made her feel unworthy of Ben. Ben is overwhelmed by her emotion and honesty, and they kiss. Hope and Aiden run into each other at the kids’ school, the first time seeing one another since their surprising kiss the night before. It’s awkward and tense, but she rebuffs his attempt to talk about it, saying it’s best forgotten. But later, Hope finds herself having an unwelcome fantasy of Aiden… Eve observes a younger girl, Jill, working as a prostitute. After explaining she was once in her shoes, Eve offers Jill a way out… but Eve wants something in return – and it has to do with JJ. Meanwhile, Jennifer tries to make JJ and Paige’s first day of college a special one. Later, JJ and Paige decide to attend a big party kicking off the school year – while Eve plots to break them up.
Kate pressures Sami to back up her lie to keep Stefano out of Salem.
Abigail accidentally locks herself and Ben in the club’s storage unit. They make the most of their intimate time together, and things start to heat up. Suddenly, Abigail remembers being in a similar clinch with EJ, and she tenses up. EJ has kept his end of the “bargain” – reaching out to DiMera board members and reassuring them all is fine with Sami – and now it’s time for Sami to keep her end of the bargain and join EJ for lunch. As they eat, the wall starts to come down between them, but before this can go further she gets a message on her phone and reacts. Hope has cramped up after a run and Aiden insists on helping massage her leg. Aiden finally admits his attraction to her. He quickly adds he knows she is happy in her marriage and he’s not looking for a relationship, not with anyone. Hope is surprised and a little relieved. Aiden confides his marriage wasn’t a happy one, and he’s been full of regret since his wife died. He wasn’t a good husband. Paige is annoyed when Theresa insists that once Paige sleeps with JJ, he’ll disappear. Meanwhile, Eve encounters JJ, who at first he fears Theresa has blabbed about him and Paige getting hot and heavy. Once he realizes Eve is in the dark, he relaxes a bit. Eve sees his guitar and challenges him to play something and is surprised at the talent he displays. Eve’s reservations about him start to melt and they even perform a duet – Eve knowing she’ll never really be able to sing again until she has that surgery. Later, Theresa visits her sister, and when Eve expresses some optimism about JJ, Theresa sets her straight, revealing what she saw between JJ and Paige. Eve is resolved: JJ has got to go.
JJ asks Hope for gift-advice for Aiden and finds it odd when she curtly says she can’t help him. Later, Aiden and Hope get into it over a small police matter, and Aiden wants to know why they always end up yelling at each other. Hope then goes for a run and gets a cramp. Aiden happens upon her and after some hesitation, offers his help. Paige recruits JJ to help her move some of her and her mom’s things. JJ finds something Paige’s father gave her, which leads to an emotional moment. They bond and begin to make out. Theresa interrupts and JJ leaves, not wanting to cause any trouble. Theresa offers Paige some unwanted advice about boys. Meanwhile, Eve and Jennifer clash. Eve then goes to the Horton house and runs into JJ, who wonders what Theresa told Eve. Earlier, Theresa is caught bad mouthing Abigail, and Jennifer takes her to task. Clyde approaches Rafe and Kate. He pretends he doesn’t know Kate in front of Rafe, then urges Rafe not to give up on Jordan. Later, it’s clear a smitten Clyde has designs, professionally and personally, on Kate. Jordan offers to help Abigail with a potential job, even though she’ll have to ask Rafe for a favor. She then runs into Rafe and he is more than happy to oblige – he’s just thrilled she’s talking to him. At the same time, Abigail helps Ben clean out a storeroom, and the two manage to get trapped inside.
After getting slapped, Sami shoves Abigail and snaps she’s still the same wimpy girl she was before she slept with EJ. However, Abigail fires back and threatens to call Shin and tell him Sami has been lying to him. Abigail agrees not to talk to the board – if Sami agrees that her revenge against Abigail is over. Later, Abigail surprises Ben with a good night kiss. Meanwhile, Sami assumes EJ wants back in her bed in exchange for his help with the company. But all EJ wants is another chance to win back her heart – and Sami reluctantly agrees. Earlier, EJ confronts Victor about his ownership of Truvista Magazine. Will blasts Sonny for having Victor pull strings to get him the magazine gig. Sonny calls Will on how turned on he seemed over bringing down his mother and EJ. Will storms out, and ends up getting advice from Marlena. Meanwhile, Sonny warns Victor that Will discovered the truth. Daniel catches Kristen in John’s room, and she asks for a chance to talk. Kristen snidely thanks him for bringing her back to Salem – things are working out for her better than she could have ever imagined. Shaken off his encounter with Kristen, Brady briefly considers drinking but ultimately stays strong. He offers his support to Maggie regarding Abigail. Later, Brady rushes to John’s side when Daniel tells him of Kristen’s visit. As the two men try to figure out what she is up to, Kristen sends John’s medical records to an unknown person.
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