In the Horton living room, Kayla admitted to Abigail that she knew that Chad had lied about his tumor and that E.J. had covered it up. Kayla explained that Cameron had consulted with her on the case and that Kayla had been unable to tell Abigail the truth. Kayla defended Cameron, but Abigail countered that Cameron had been wrong because he had not trusted Abigail to choose the right man.
"I hate to say it, but he wasn't wrong. I mean, I was jerking him around and Chad," Abigail said. Kayla said that Abigail had not forced Chad to lie. Abigail countered that Chad was a good man, as evidenced by his selfless actions during the shooting at the club. Confused, Kayla asked Abigail if the shooting was why Abigail had not told Jennifer about Chad's fake brain tumor.
"I don't feel like explaining it to people when it clearly sounds insane. All that matters now is that Chad is gone and it's over," Abigail said. Kayla promised not to tell Jennifer about Chad's tumor. When Kayla asked Abigail if it was truly over with Chad, Abigail said that she was not interested, and had not been even when E.J. had pushed her to reconsider the relationship.
In the pub, a man named Henry informed E.J. that a virus had destroyed Mad World Cosmetics' digital network, including the plans for the spring line. When Henry mentioned that only the work for projects handled by one contractor had been affected, E.J. smiled and guessed that Nick Fallon had been the contractor in question. E.J. noted that the time was right to attempt a takeover of Mad World.
After Henry left, Abe and Theo arrived at the pub. A thrilled Theo ran into E.J.'s arms. E.J. asked Theo to visit more often. As Theo went to get food, Abe asked if E.J. was too busy for visitors since the video with Kristen surfaced. E.J. refused to condemn his sister, noting that the only person that knew what had happened the night that Kristen and Eric had sex was Kristen.
While E.J. and Theo sat at a table by the bar, Abigail arrived, and Abe greeted her at the door. Abe informed Abigail that Cameron had sent his regards via email. As Abigail shifted nervously, Abe told Abigail that no matter what had happened between Abigail and Cameron that Cameron cared about her. Smiling, Abigail commented that she was sure Theo missed Cameron.
Spotting Abigail, Theo yelled hello and ran over to hug her. E.J. joined Theo, Abe, and Abigail by the door. Abigail offered to take Theo sledding sometime, and he excitedly asked Abe for permission. Laughing, Abe agreed and ushered Theo out of the pub. When E.J. asked Abigail about her relationship with Theo, Abigail explained that she had grown close to Theo because she and Chad had spent a lot of time with him. E.J. remarked that Theo had said he missed his uncle.
"I bet he does, and in case you're wondering, I don't," Abigail said. E.J. noted that Chad's actions had been reprehensible and commented that Abigail had made mistakes in her life. Abigail admitted that Chad was not a bad man but not necessarily the right man for her. To prove her point, Abigail argued that E.J. was a good father.
"I know you've made plenty of mistakes in your life. Does that mean you're not a bad man?" Abigail asked. "No, my dear. I most definitely am a bad man," E.J. said as he walked away.
At Club TBD, a protective Jordan asked Kate to give Rafe and Gabi space to talk alone. At a nearby table, Rafe asked Gabi what Nick had done to her. Gabi thought about how she had hit Nick in the head with a rock. Concerned by Gabi's silence, Rafe threatened to kill Nick if he had hurt Gabi. Worried, Kate attempted to get Gabi's attention while standing at the bar. Confused, T asked Kate if she wanted to order something. Kate shooed him away.
Across the bar, Gabi told Rafe that she felt ashamed. Gabi explained that Nick had been the one that had arranged for the modeling contract in New York so that he could reunite with Gabi. As Gabi fumbled for what to say, an alarmed Kate rose to her feet and approached the table. Jordan intervened and stopped Kate.
"You're his therapist, not his bodyguard. Buzz off!" Kate growled. As Kate reached the table, she overheard Gabi tell Rafe that everything had gotten out of hand. Kate sat down at the table and asked what had upset Rafe. Rafe explained that Nick had manipulated Gabi into moving to New York.
"That's not all!" Gabi said. As Gabi started to continue, Kate interrupted to tell Rafe how sorry she was about Nick. Kate explained that she had been in the town square when Gabi had learned what Nick had done. Kate stressed that Nick had left for New York. Upset, Gabi said that she needed to tell Rafe everything. Nervous, Gabi stammered. Kate interrupted again and told Rafe that Nick and Gabi had had sex.
"She did absolutely nothing wrong, and she made it abundantly clear to him that it was over," Kate said while Gabi sat with her mouth gaped open. Rafe said that he wanted to strangle Nick for taking advantage of Gabi when she had been vulnerable. Kate assured Rafe that Nick was gone and that there was no need to let Nick ruin their lives.
Jordan joined the table and asked Rafe if everything was all right. Kate commented that all was well and that she would take care of Gabi. Gabi told Rafe that she loved him. Smiling, Rafe said he loved Gabi, too, then he left with Jordan. With Rafe gone, Kate asked Gabi what she had intended to tell Rafe. Gabi said that she did not feel like she would be able to lie to Rafe about what had happened with Nick.
Kate reminded Gabi that she'd had no problem lying to everyone about the paternity of the baby. Gabi countered that she had hated lying about the baby. Gabi added that this time the lie involved a murder and that was too big an issue to cover up. Sighing, Kate reminded Gabi that Rafe was an officer of the law and that if she told Rafe the truth, Gabi would force Rafe to either turn Gabi in or lie for her to the police. Kate reminded Gabi that she would ruin Kate and Sami's lives, as well, because Gabi would crack under questioning. Gabi asked Kate why she had told Rafe about Gabi and Nick's brief affair.
"I thought it was preferable to telling him that you killed a guy," Kate said. Kate reminded Gabi that if she told the truth, Gabi would lose her daughter. Gabi agreed to keep silent. Kate urged Gabi to call if she needed to talk then Kate left.
A despondent Gabi sat at the bar and put her head in her hands. T delivered a vodka and a hot tea to Gabi, saying that he thought she could use one or the other. When T offered an ear for Gabi to talk to, she cut him off and stressed that she needed to work through her problem on her own.
At the hospital nurses' station, Victor begged Maggie to return home to the Kiriakis mansion. Maggie refused. "You're never sorry for anything, are you?" Maggie asked. Victor admitted he was not sorry for protecting Brady. Maggie argued that Victor had turned a blind eye to everyone else's lives. Victor argued that he was the only one that had known what to do to save Brady from Kristen.
Maggie commented that she was another in a long line of failures and that she had been a fool to believe that Victor had changed for her. When Victor stressed that he was not sorry for what he had done, Maggie countered that she was sorry for what he had done and that she could not return to him.
Nicole talked to her producer, Miles, in his office. Nicole thought about when Eric had apologized to her in the park. Shaking off the thought, Nicole explained to Miles that she needed to talk to someone before she could continue working on the story about Eric.
In the town square, Daniel found an unconscious Eric on the ground. As Eric woke up, he explained to Daniel that a parishioner had been upset with Eric for talking to the parishioner's daughter. Daniel was worried about a concussion and escorted Eric to the hospital. Daniel smuggled Eric into a room at the hospital and treated his head wound. Eric argued that the man that had attacked him had a point.
Eric explained that he had left a message with the bishop, explaining that the video of Kristen and Eric having sex had gone viral. Daniel reminded Eric that Eric was not to blame for what had happened with Kristen in the capital. Daniel urged Eric not to give up his search for the truth. Shaking his head, Eric explained that Kristen was gone. Daniel said he believed there was a way to clear Eric's name without Kristen.
Daniel offered to testify that he had believed that Eric had been drugged from the first time that he had treated Eric after Eric had been sick in the capital. Shaking his head, Eric reminded Daniel that there was no medical evidence to corroborate Daniel's testimony. Daniel offered to investigate Eric's case and refused to give up until he proved Eric's innocence.
"I want to get right with God. I want to get right with my church. I can't help anybody else until I help myself," Eric said. Daniel assured Eric that he would get through this scandal. Eric thanked Daniel and left.
In the Kiriakis living room, Brady held a bag in his hand and contemplated the white substance within it. Brady shoved the drugs back in his pocket as his phone beeped with a news alert. When Brady examined the text, the headline read that the video of Eric with Kristen had gone viral. Upset, Brady pulled the bag of drugs out of his pocket and sat on the couch. Brady pulled a bill out of his wallet, spilled the white powder on the glass coffee table, used a card to line up the powder, and he rolled up the bill and snorted the drugs.
Brady put away all the evidence of his relapse and nervously eyed the front door to the mansion. As Brady finished cleaning, he answered the front door and found Nicole on the front porch. Nicole walked into the living room and explained that she had been hired as a news reporter. Brady guessed that Nicole's first assignment was about the sex tape. Nodding, Nicole explained that she wanted to cover the story so that she could protect the people that she cared about in Salem.
Nicole explained that she wanted to remove the sex from the story and concentrate on the evil that Kristen had committed. Brady supported Nicole's idea. When Brady asked if Eric had been upset by Nicole's story, she joked that Eric's favorite sport was abusing her. After chatting, Nicole noticed a broken DVD on the floor and asked Brady if someone had sent Brady a DVD of the sex video.
Brady admitted that someone had, and he shrugged. Suspicious, Nicole asked Brady why he was acting calmly. Brady avoided the question and said goodbye to Nicole. Confused, Nicole nodded and left. Once alone, Brady pulled the bag of drugs out of his pocket and stared at it. As Brady turned his gaze to the trash can, Victor entered the living room and greeted Brady.
Brady quickly pocketed the bag and asked Victor how he was. Victor explained that he had had a difficult discussion with Maggie. When Brady asked Victor for time off from work, Victor consented. Brady was surprised. Victor noted that he had shown the sex video to protect Brady from Kristen, and he intended continue to support Brady.
"I truly am more grateful to you than you will ever know," Brady said. Victor was pleased to hear Brady's comment and thanked him. Victor informed Brady that Maggie was concerned about Brady's sobriety. Brady assured Victor that he was fine. "I feel very good," Brady said cooly.
Jordan and Rafe returned to the hospital. When Jordan said she would see Rafe the next day, he responded, "I hope so!" As Jordan smiled and walked away, Kayla called out to Rafe. Kayla informed Rafe that she had found a transitional apartment for Rafe to live in after his release from the hospital. Thrilled, Rafe said he was excited to have his life back.
In her apartment, Jordan thought about her kiss with Rafe. "I can't do this," Jordan said. Jordan opened a lockbox and removed a collection of fake driver's licenses with her photo on each. Fighting tears, Jordan sighed.
When Nicole returned to Daniel's apartment, she set up her laptop on the table and reviewed her email. Nicole was frustrated to learn that all the emails were about the sex video. "Sorry, Miles, but I'm doing the story my way," Nicole muttered to the computer. As Nicole worked on her computer, Daniel returned home. Nicole asked Daniel if they could talk about Eric.
At the Brady Pub, Eric talked to Father Matt about the video. Father Matt offered to help Eric with the investigation. Father Matt steadfastly supported Eric and said that Eric would be exonerated. "Do not let Kristen get away with what she has done to you," Father Matt said firmly.
In the town square, E.J. ran into Kate as she walked through the square, arguing on her cell phone. Kate hung up her phone call to talk to E.J. E.J. told Kate that he was sorry to have heard about the computer virus that had attacked Kate's servers at Mad World.
"When you were cursing at your computer you said that you should never have listened to Samantha," E.J. whispered. E.J. asked what Kate had meant. Kate's phone rang, and with a quick glance, she could see Sami's name on the caller ID. Kate ignored the call and walked away from E.J.
In the park, Kate answered a second call from Sami. Kate growled that they needed to hope that if Nick's body washed ashore that his body did not land on the shore next to Sami's earring. Kate ordered Sami to find the earring. In the woods nearby, Abe talked on his phone as Theo stared at Sami's earring that he had found by the river.