Patrick went back to Jennifer's to apologize for fighting about Billie and they promptly went another round on the issue. On the staircase, Chelsea listened as a worried Hope entered the Deveraux residence to ask Jennifer to watch her boys. Hope explained that she had a bad feeling that Bo was in trouble and learned he never showed for his flight. Desperate, Hope informed them she was winging her way to Europe tonight to help Bo. Patrick insisted on going with her and after packing, off they went. Once the twosome was out the door, Chelsea came downstairs to ask Jennifer if Hope was hot for Patrick. A laughing Jennifer told her there was no chance of that, to the relief of Chelsea.
In the faux Georgia household in Europe, Bo and Billie struggled to free themselves from the ropes tying them to chairs. Bo fretted over Hope's temper when he would not be coming home as promised but then worried more that she would be impulsive and come find them.
In the European DiMera castle, Roman and Marlena anxiously awaited news of Belle's safety after seeing the wedding fiasco via satellite. Marlena felt she might be to blame for breaking up Shawn and Belle. Feeling guilty, Marlena worried what might come next.
In the Penthouse bedroom, Kate entered to find a syringe and two drug vials on the bedside table. Furious, she lashed out at John who continued to stick by his ISA prescribed story. Kate wasn't buying it and as a test, offered to toss the drugs. John agreed. The two began to discuss the outcome of the wedding and the safety of everyone.
In the DiMera castle, Roman and Marlena were treated to a feed of John and Kate's discussion. They rejoiced over Belle's safety but were disappointed when the feed cut off as John and Kate began to comfort each other in a warm embrace. Taking a cue, Roman and Marlena kissed and cried on each other's shoulder.
Back at the Penthouse, John told Kate he didn't know what he would do without her. When Kate went to take the drug paraphernalia downstairs, John asked her not too. Kate resisted him and when John grabbed her arms, they struggled. Kate fell backward, screaming, and then was knocked unconscious on the floor.
Sami arrived at the loft to apologize to Belle for her behavior but was intercepted by Mimi who was trying to give Belle and Shawn some time alone on the roof. Sami explained that life was too short to be angry with family but Mimi continued to give her a hard time. A sleepy Philip stumbled into the hallway looking for his missing wife and Sami surmised Belle was on the roof with Shawn. Angry, Philip tore off up the stairs to find them.
On the loft rooftop, Shawn continued to badger Belle with what if questions. Belle insisted she would have still married Philip even if Shawn had arrived before the wedding. Shawn didn't believe her and repeatedly kissed her. During one lip lock, Philip burst on to the rooftop.
Rex and Jan hear raised voices in the hall. They come out to find Sami and Mimi arguing. Jan and Rex are furious when Sami spills the beans: Mimi got Belle to go upstairs to meet with Shawn! Rex explodes at Mimi and can't believe she is still involved - - she promised him she wouldn't interfere! Rex races upstairs to keep Philip and Shawn from killing each other. Jan glares at Mimi and vows she's going to pay. They all race upstairs to the roof.
Philip catches Shawn kissing Belle on the roof and sees Belle push Shawn away. Phil vows to kill Shawn! As the guys start a fight Belle intervenes. Philip decides he's going to call the cops and get them to revoke Shawn's bail. Belle begs Philip not to do it and Philip can't believe she's defending Shawn. Jan, Mimi, and Rex arrive. Belle asks Mimi: Who told Philip she was upstairs with Shawn? Sami enters and Belle fumes. Downstairs, Shawn tells Rex that Belle made a big mistake marrying Philip. Sooner or later, she's going to admit she married the wrong guy! Belle and Philip overhear this.
Jan takes Mimi aside and vows she's going to tell Rex that Mimi had an abortion without telling her boyfriend. Sami eavesdrops and hears that Mimi had an abortion... that information could be very useful to scamming Sami!
Kate gets knocked out as John struggles for the drugs. When she revives, Kate works hard to convince John that he has a problem. Finally, John admits Kate is right and she wants him to see Lexie. John refuses; he wants to see an ISA doctor. John thanks Kate for being here for him and we see them drawing closer.
Nicole tries to convince Brady that his father does indeed have a drug problem. Brady disagrees and trusts his dad. Unable to convince him, Nicole can see the writing on the wall... Brady will always side with his father. It won't be long before John convinces Brady to dump her! Brady promises that's not going to happen but dispirited Nicole is afraid she'll never measure up to the level of perfection Chloe set for Brady.
Chloe is in a bad way on the night before her big surgery. Nancy tries to get her to eat and to call Brady! He deserves to know Chloe's alive. Unable to take the pressure, Chloe escapes from the hospital. She goes to the (empty) Kiriakis mansion and fantasizes about revealing herself (scarred face and all) to Brady. After the fantasy Brady comes home with Nicole and Chloe can't face him. She hides in the closet and Nicole opens the door, comes face to scarred face with Chloe and blurts our her name: Chloe!
Mimi and Jan have it out on the roof and Sami savors hearing the two women spill their secrets. Sami's cell phone goes off and she nearly falls off the fire escape. Freaked Mimi thinks someone has heard them talking about her abortion. Smelling Mimi's fear, Jan digs the blackmail knife deep and tells Mimi that if she screws up again and tries to put Belle and Shawn back together, Rex will know about her abortion.
Shawn wants Belle to tell him if she still has feelings for him. Rex and Philip get involved and it looks like Belle will finally reveal her answer.
Nicole sees Chloe and passes out. Brady comes to the rescue and we think Chloe will reveal that she is alive but Nicole comes to. Brady reassures Nicole that Chloe is dead. Nicole disagrees and they investigate the closet. Brady thinks he knows why Nicole thought she saw Chloe -- he holds up an old hooded sweatshirt that she used to wear. Nicole admits the only thing she really remembers is her face and it was horribly disfigured. Brady says that proves it wasn't her because the Chloe Lane he knew was beautiful. This hits Chloe hard and Chloe vows to return as her former, gorgeous self. Brady realizes he's hurt Nicole's feelings and tells her she is the only woman for him now.
Maggie appeals to Bonnie to leave Mickey. Maggie tries to bribe Bonnie and it looks like Bonnie may take the bait. Maggie tries to take the check back but Bonnie says she is going to keep it and show Mickey that Maggie is playing dirty.
Due to news coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, today's episode was pre-empted. This pre-emption was planned for and there will be no lost episodes. Regular broadcasting will resume tomorrow and pick up where Wednesday's show concluded.
At Belle's loft, Shawn is still pressing Belle for an answer. Belle hesitates... and is saved from answering by Philip. He just got a call telling him he has to ship out early; he wants to spend the rest of his wedding night with his wife. Shawn won't be put off and insists Belle answer his question. As Mimi, Rex, Jan, and Philip look on, Belle (off her fear of Philip going into danger) makes an impassioned speech about her love for Philip and tells Shawn she has no regrets about marrying Philip. Shawn is devastated and goes back to the loft where Jan tries to get him into bed. Shawn isn't interested and tries to persuade Mimi to help him to see and talk to Belle again. Mimi (off a stern warning from Rex) tells Shawn she can't help him. Jan is convinced it's only a matter of time before Shawn has to accept that Belle's with Philip and will be hers again!
Sami is about to tell Mimi she knows about the abortion when Rex and Lucas show up and want to know what Sami and Mimi are arguing about. Lucas prevails upon Sami not to cause trouble. We see this kills Sami but she agrees. Back in her apartment, she tells Lucas about Mimi's abortion and insists that Rex has a right to know. Lucas tells Sami to stay out of it and not meddle in other people's business. Sami says she won't as long as no one interferes with her.
John is in the painful throes of drug withdrawal. Kate gets into bed with him to comfort and help him through. John finally falls asleep. Kate gets on a call with Eugenia, more determined than ever to break up Lucas and Sami before they make it to the altar.
In the castle, Marlena is desperately trying to convince herself she and Roman will escape and get back to John and Kate. Roman isn't sure they will. Marlena refuses to believe that their spouses will fall in love again. Suddenly, the monitor comes on and they see John and Kate in bed together. Marlena is devastated and begins to believe Roman could be right -- she and Roman have lost John and Kate for good. Roman comforts despondent Marlena.