Days of our Lives Daily Recaps: 2013
DAYS summaries from 2013
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January 7 to 11, 2013
Sami blasted Kristen and Brady about their relationship then said that she would make things right again in the family. Brady played into Kristen's hands and cut off ties with his family to be with her. Marlena admitted to John that she had known about Brady and Kristen's affair for a long time. John decided that he needed some time away from Marlena to sort things out and checked into a hotel. Caroline and Kayla received news from Stephanie that would change Daniel's life. Chloe showed up at Daniel's apartment and said Parker was his biological son. Daniel was overjoyed to see and spend time with his son. Later, Daniel reassured Jennifer that he loved her, and that Parker would not get between them. Chloe told Nicole that she wanted Daniel back and found an ally in an old friend at the hospital that might help her. Kate and Chloe had a run-in about Parker, and Kate was determined to get revenge. Cameron realized that Nick was not the father of Gabi's baby. Gabi met with Cameron to ensure he kept her secret, but while they talked, someone eavesdropped. Gabi asked Will to be the godfather of her baby, but Nick convinced them that it was not a good idea, and alienated Will again in the process. Rafe told Sami that he wanted to be with her after the wedding. Chad accepted Abigail's offer to be her date at the wedding, with his own agenda in mind. As Gabi and Nick's wedding was about to conclude, Chad announced to shocked guests that Nick was not the father of Gabi's baby.
January 14 to 18, 2013
Chad revealed that Nick was not the father of Gabi's baby led Rafe and Chad to blows. Will admitted to family and friends that he was the father. Sami was furious with Gabi for lying to her about the baby's paternity and trying to pass Nick off as the father. Later, Sami and Rafe had an intense argument over her son and his sister. Nick learned that Lucas had gone to prison to protect Will. Cameron defended Abby when Chad tried to apologize to her. Marlena confided in Hope about her rocky marriage and how she wished she could make Brady see the truth about Kristen. Marlena's plan to get Kristen to admit her plan on tape failed after Kristen caught on to what she was doing. Brady was curious about a torn note he found in Kristen's room. John learned the reason that Marlena hadn't told him about Kristen and Brady's affair. He told her that he was leaving town and needed time to think about their marriage. Kristen told Stefano about her plan to take down Marlena. Brady caught up with Chloe and learned that Parker was Daniel's son. Kate told Jennifer about Chloe's past as a prostitute and encouraged her to tell Daniel for Parker's sake. Jennifer decided not to tell Daniel about Chloe's past. Chloe used what Jennifer knew, and with Anne's help, set Jennifer up to look bad in Daniel's eyes. Sami did her best to give Will advice about becoming a parent.
January 21 to 25, 2013
Rafe accused Sami and E.J. of manipulating Gabi and Will. E.J. offered to help Will fight for custody of his child. Nick asked Justin for legal advice on how to win custody of Will's child. Nick pressured Will to give up the legal rights to his baby, but the plan backfired. Will was elated to see the first sonogram of his daughter. Sonny couldn't forgive Will for lying to him. Adrienne and Sami had words over their sons. Lucas and Sami argued over her erratic love life, but they put their personal feelings aside and agreed to support Will as his parents. Chad apologized again to Cameron, who seemed more receptive the second time around. Eric forced Brady and Kristen to resign from the church board. Eric told Brady that his actions were causing a rift in John and Marlena's marriage, but Brady didn't seem to care. John and Marlena shared an emotional goodbye, while Kristen enjoyed the moment. Chloe played on Jennifer's good heart and made Jennifer feel guilty about her relationship with Daniel. Later, Chloe asked Daniel if she and Parker could move in with him.
January 28 to February 1, 2013
Nicole tried to frame Kristen so that she would look guilty in Brady's eyes. Brady was suspicious of Kristen when he found Titan files on her computer, but later realized that Nicole had set her up. Brady confronted Nicole and warned her to stay out of his personal life. Marlena blasted Kristen about her plan to ruin Brady's life. Marlena admitted to Brady that she had worn a wire to try to prove that Kristen was using him to get back at her and John. Brady was furious that Kristen had lied to him, but she covered her tracks and coaxed Brady back into her bed. Jennifer asked Daniel to go on a romantic trip after a run-in with Chloe. Billie accepted a new job in Europe and said a tearful goodbye to Kate. Rafe told E.J. that he and Sami had planned to reunite before the turn of events at Nick and Gabi's wedding. Sami and E.J. got back together. Rafe warned Sami to stop harassing Gabi. Will was heartbroken when he saw Brian and Sonny kissing. Nick was not happy that Rafe convinced Gabi to postpone the wedding. Nick planned to use Will's criminal past to get what he wanted. Abigail and Cameron agreed to meet and talk things out. Chloe was determined to find a way to interfere with Daniel and Jennifer's plans.
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February 4 to 8, 2013
Brady fought with Sami after he learned that she and E.J. had reunited. Kristen thought of a new way to get back at John. She tried to convince Brady to marry her so that she could dump him at the altar. Gabi asked Nick about his scar, but he told her that he didn't want to talk about what had happened to him in prison. Rafe and Sami had a terrible fight about the custody of Will and Gabi's baby. Will gave his apartment key back to Sonny. Hope questioned Nicole about the stolen Titan files. Sami urged Will to get a paternity test to establish his rights to Gabi's child. Jennifer asked Nicole to fill her in on Chloe's plans for Daniel. Jennifer, Daniel, Brady, and Kristen drove to Chicago for a night on the town. Jennifer lied to Chloe about where she and Daniel were going on their date. Kristen acted drunk to try to get Brady to propose marriage. Chloe and Anne devised a plan to get between Daniel and Jennifer. Parker ended up at the hospital with a high fever, and Chloe was frantic to contact Daniel. Nicole fought her feelings for Eric. Nick devised a plan to keep Will away from Will's baby girl. Nick sent Lucas an anonymous text message. Lucas panicked, called Will, and then asked him who else knew that Will had shot E.J. Nick taped Lucas and Will's conversation as part of his plan to get Will out of the way permanently.
February 11 to 15, 2013
Kristen faked being drunk to show her vulnerable side to try to get Brady to propose to her. Brady explained to Kristen the reason why he couldn't marry her. Kristen seemed truly moved by Brady's feelings and considered calling off her plan for revenge. Parker's brief illness caused Daniel and Chloe to spend time together. Jennifer had a run-in with Anne and realized that Anne and Chloe were scheming to break up her and Daniel. Jennifer and Daniel argued over why she had lied to Chloe the night that Parker was sick. Marlena did not react well to Sami's news that she and E.J. were back together. Sami thought that E.J. had bought her an engagement ring. Sami was embarrassed when she learned that the ring she'd found in E.J.'s pocket was part of an advertising campaign. Nicole thought about telling Eric the truth about her feelings for him. Stefano called Kate and ruined her day. Kate and Rafe commiserated about their love lives, had too much to drink, and woke up the next morning in bed together. Rafe and Kate confronted Nick in order to protect Gabi and Will's rights. Nick continued to lie to Gabi about his plan to keep Will away from the baby. Will and Lucas tried to figure out who had sent them the threatening text message. Will misunderstood the meaning of Sonny's Valentine gift. Victor spent time with Caroline, his past love. Cameron learned something interesting about Abigail's past.
February 18 to 22, 2013
Chloe purposely provoked Victor so that he would throw her out of the mansion. Chloe couldn't wait to tell Jennifer that she and Parker had moved in with Daniel. Jennifer and Daniel argued about Chloe's mission to break them up. Jennifer told Daniel that he had to cut all ties with Chloe or else their relationship would never work out. Nick had memories of a traumatic event from his time in prison. Nicole couldn't deal with her feelings for Eric and decided to leave town. Nicole walked in on a junkie who held Eric at gunpoint. Eric was injured in an attempt to save Nicole from the robber. While Nicole believed Eric was unconscious, she told him that she loved him. Marlena's run-in with Kristen prompted Kristen to say yes to Brady's invitation to move in with him. Later, Kristen told Brady that the only way that they could live together was if he moved into the DiMera mansion with her. Brady told Kristen that he could not accept her ultimatum and walked out on her. Brady's actions forced Kristen to move forward with her plan for revenge. Sami and Gabi argued about why she had not scheduled the paternity test. Gabi soon developed stomach pains, and Will and Rafe rushed her to the hospital. Sami's attempt to apologize for her actions seemed to cause more problems for everyone. Gabi and the baby were out of danger, but the doctors warned the family that Gabi had to avoid stress. Nick was furious with Sami and handed her a stern warning. Sonny and Will bonded during the baby crisis. Sonny read Will's heartfelt letter. Cameron learned that Abigail was still a virgin.
February 25 to March 1, 2013
Kristen lied to Brady about Stefano's health and convinced Brady to move in with her. Brady was furious when he overheard Kristen tell Stefano that she had tricked Brady to move in with her. Kristen panicked and reeled Brady back in when she shared with him the horrible things that had happened to her during the time that she had been away from Salem. John and Marlena tried to reach each other with Brady's news, but they couldn't connect. Sonny and Will reconciled then made love. Nick went to see Will and demanded that he give up his parental rights to the baby. When Will refused, Nick revealed that he had proof that Will, not Lucas, had shot E.J. Nick encouraged Will to do the right thing or else face prison time. Nick told Gabi to name him as the baby's father on the birth certificate and not to worry about Will or Sami. Nick assured Gabi that he would protect her and the baby. Will told Lucas that Nick knew the truth about E.J.'s shooting. Sami's attempt to threaten Nick backfired after she learned Nick had blackmailed Will. Lucas and Sonny tried to talk Will out of turning himself in to the police. Nick had Will and his family right where he wanted them. Nick handed Will a legal document and forced him to sign away his parental rights. Lucas, Sami, E.J., and Sonny stood by, powerless to help Will. Eric's life was in danger again, but he talked down the junkie that had attacked him and Nicole earlier. Nicole almost told Eric the truth about her feelings for him. Eric asked Abe to help start a prisoner's outreach program. Chloe and Abigail came to blows in Horton Square. Jennifer told Daniel that she wanted to break up with him.
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March 4 to 8, 2013
Will confronted Nick, who admitted that he had forced Will to give up his parental rights because he was gay. Nick justified his actions and told Will that he and Gabi would provide a more stable home for the baby. Nick moved up his plans to marry Gabi. Nick started to open up to Gabi about his time in prison, but she was concerned about what he did not tell her. Sami and E.J. plotted to get Nick out of Will's life. Kristin invited Chad to move into the mansion. Nicole almost confided in Chloe about her feelings for Eric but changed her mind. Victor and Maggie learned of Brady's plans to move into the DiMera mansion with Kristen. Nancy arrived in Salem to help Chloe with Parker as well as to help her get Daniel back. Kayla and Maxine's plan to get Daniel and Jennifer back together didn't work out as planned. Anne called Chloe and reported that Daniel and Jennifer had left Maxine's party and planned to meet in Horton Square. Nancy, to clear the way for Chloe, found a way to ruin Daniel and Jennifer's evening. Later, Chloe took full advantage of Daniel, who was quite drunk. Kate asked Rafe about the status of their relationship. Chad reached out to Abigail, who was upset about her fight with Chloe. John surprised Brady with a visit to the DiMera mansion. John gave Brady a special gift to remind him of his mother, much to Kristen's displeasure. Stefano was happy to be home. Roman comforted Marlena, who was worried about the state of her marriage; just then, John walked in.
March 11 to 15, 2013
John and Marlena's reunion did not go as well as she had hoped. Brady and Stefano made an effort to get along with each other to please Kristen. Brady seemed skeptical of John's change of heart toward Kristen. As a sign of good faith, John invited Brady and Kristen to dinner so that they could try to work things out. Kristen taunted Marlena with the news that she, Brady, and John planned to have dinner together without Marlena. Marlena seemed upset at first until she realized that John had his own plan to get Kristen away from Brady. Chloe drugged Daniel then set it up so that Jennifer would believe that she and Daniel had slept together. Nancy covered for Chloe and returned to Daniel's room to get the bottle of sleeping pills that Chloe had left there. Chloe was thrilled after she overheard Jennifer break it off with Daniel. To cover her tracks, Chloe told Jennifer that nothing had happened between her and Daniel. Sami was furious with E.J. because he hadn't told her that Stefano was back in town. E.J. asked Sami and the children to move into the DiMera mansion with him so that Stefano could help with Will's case. Sami thought about it but realized that moving in with Stefano and Kristen would be a disaster. Kate feared for Rafe's safety when she learned that Stefano was back in Salem. Meanwhile, Nick warned Will to think twice about telling Gabi the truth or else face going to prison. Gabi and Rafe were still unaware that Nick had blackmailed Will into giving up the rights to his child. Nick and Gabi finally married, the same day that Vargas was released from prison. Eric and Hope did not know of Vargas' connection to Nick and or bad blood between them.
March 18 to 22, 2013
Brady overheard John and Marlena discussing their plans to get Kristen out of Brady's life. Brady confronted John and Marlena about lying to him and said that they were no longer part of his life. Brady left them, rushed off, and proposed to a shocked Kristen. Later, Brady told a stunned John that he had asked Kristen to marry him. Sami and E.J. agreed to move into the DiMera mansion. Daniel, who was on his way to a conference in San Francisco, decided to delay his trip so that he could talk to Jennifer to clear the air. When Daniel arrived at Jennifer's house, Kristen was there and told him that Jennifer had left for Smith Island. She told Daniel what Jennifer believed had happened in his hotel room and why Jennifer was so upset. Daniel, frantic to find Jennifer, left for Smith Island to make things right with her. Daniel explained to Jennifer that Chloe had kissed him, but that they had not slept together. Daniel and Jennifer reconciled and made love, but they were unaware that Chloe was outside watching them. Ready to give up, Parker inspired Chloe to devise a new plan to break up Daniel and Jennifer for good. Abigail witnessed Cameron conducting a shady business deal with an unknown person. Eric and Hope took Vargas out for lunch at the Brady Pub, where Vargas learned that Gabi was Nick's new wife. Gabi questioned Nick about why he didn't want Will involved in the baby's life. Nick admitted to Gabi that he had convinced Will to sign away his parental rights because he knew something that could harm Will and his family. Nick told Gabi that he had made the decision because he wanted to protect her and the baby. Sonny punched Nick for his anti-gay taunts.
March 25 to 29, 2013
Will met with Sami and told her that he would accept Stefano's help to eliminate Nick. Sami and E.J. moved into the DiMera mansion, where they were surprised at Stefano's warm welcome. Lucas warned Kate not to press Will about the reason that he had signed away his parental rights. Kate contacted Stefano and told him that she had moved on. Kate told Rafe that she wanted to end their relationship. Later, Rafe convinced Kate that they should still see each other, regardless of what Stefano might think if he found out about them. Cameron and Abigail's brunch was headed south but ended on a happy note. Nick opened up more to Gabi about the horror of his prison term. Nick was shocked to see Vargas in Salem. Daniel learned that Kate and Rafe were seeing each other, but he agreed to keep their secret. Brady bumped into Marlena and told her about his plans to marry Kristen. Shortly after, John arrived, but an argument started, and it seemed to make matters worse. Just when Kristen thought that everything was going her way, her past with Sy, the man she had hired as a mugger, returned to haunt her. Chloe and Nancy schemed to split up Daniel and Jennifer. As part of Choe's bizarre plan, Nancy took Parker out of the country. Meanwhile, Chloe showed up at Jennifer's house and outlined the terms of her ultimatum: give up Daniel or else he would never see Parker again.
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April 1 to 5, 2013
Chloe's scheme forced Jennifer to break things off with Daniel, who was unaware that Chloe had threatened to take Parker away from him if Jennifer did not comply with Chloe's demands. Daniel suspected that Chloe had played a part in Jennifer's decision, but she denied that she'd had anything to do with the breakup. Chloe, still not convinced that Daniel believed Jennifer, pressured Jennifer to return the necklace he had given her as a gift. Jennifer humiliated Daniel in front of the hospital staff and told him that they were through. Maggie blasted Jennifer for hurting Daniel in such a cruel and public way. A devastated Daniel went back to his apartment and turned to Chloe for comfort, but before things went too far, he told her to leave. Hope and Kristen both visited Jennifer and tried to figure out the real reason behind her sudden change of heart. Sy approached Kristen again, but with E.J.'s help, she turned the tables on him before he showed the photos of his meeting with her to Marlena. Vargas was surprised to learn that Nick was free and living in Salem. Vargas pressured Nick to help him with a new scheme. Kate warned Nick to tell her the truth about why he had forced Will to give up his parental rights or suffer the consequences. Will learned about Kate and Rafe's affair. Abigail and Chad followed Cameron and learned that he was a male stripper. Cameron told them that he needed the money to pay off student loans and help his mother. Nicole was relieved to learn that Eric's transfer papers turned out to be a clerical error.
April 8 to 12, 2013
Chloe's scheme began to fall apart after Nancy returned to Salem with Parker. With Rafe and Nicole's help, Daniel learned the extent of Chloe's deception and realized that she had used Parker to force Jennifer to break up with him. An enraged Daniel confronted Chloe about her lies and deception, and he told her that she would never take Parker away from him. Frustrated that she could no longer cover up her lies, Chloe threatened Daniel that he had no legal rights to Parker. Daniel appealed to Chloe's motherly instincts and asked her to reconsider her actions and to do what was best for Parker. Chloe finally realized that Parker needed both of his parents and agreed to allow Daniel to be part of his son's life. Jennifer went to see her mom and confided the real reason that she had broken up with Daniel. Later, Jennifer told her mom that it would be too painful to continue to live in Salem and that she had decided to move to London to be with J.J. Sy continued to annoy Kristen. Rafe was upset with Kate for pressuring Gabi to sign a legal document that would protect Will's rights to his child. Kate also neglected to tell Gabi all the other details contained in the document. E.J., Sami, Will, and Sonny met to plan Nick's downfall. Nick was distressed after he and Gabi bumped into Nicole and Vargas at the Brady Pub. Gabi and Nicole were both surprised when Vargas revealed that he and Nick had known each other in prison. Chad and Abigail kept Anne at bay to save Cameron's job at the hospital.
April 15 to 19, 2013
Daniel tricked Jennifer into returning home and told her that he knew that Chloe had blackmailed her so that he would not lose custody of Parker. Chloe, sincere and regretful of her actions, told Daniel and Jennifer that she planned to leave Salem to get her life back on track. Chloe asked Daniel to take care of Parker until she returned. Chloe said goodbye to Nicole and Anne, who was still determined to take down Jennifer. E.J. was ecstatic that Sami agreed to marry him. Victor, Brady, and Kristen's meeting was interrupted just before they opened the envelope to reveal the incriminating picture of Sy and Kristen together. Stefano decided to take care of Sy but told Kristen that the photograph was still missing. Kristen was frantic to find the missing photograph, unaware that Ciara had found it on the floor at the coffee shop. Hope told an excited Ciara that Bo would soon be returning home. Gabi learned that Rafe and Kate were together, even though he tried to convince her that they were over. Rafe apologized to Kate, and they agreed to try the couple thing again. Vargas continued to pressure Nick to honor their deal. John gave Kristen a gift that was reminiscent of a special time in their past. The gift was part of John's master plan to expose Kristen's true agenda. Maggie told a shocked Brady the significance of the baseball shirt that John had given to Kristen. Sonny, Will, and friends shared some happy times together.
April 22 to 26, 2013
Brady tore into John for giving Kristen a special gift and warned him to stay away from her. John stirred up feelings in Kristen that created tension between her and Brady. Brady asked Kristen if she still had feelings for John. Hope received a call from Bo that upset Ciara just as Ciara was about to show the photograph of Kristen and Sy to Brady. Eric walked in on Nicole and Vargas as they were about to make love. Upset with Eric, Nicole decided to quit her job. In Nicole's room, while they were in bed together, she called Vargas "Eric." Vargas got angry and ended things with Nicole. Eric confided in Father Matt about his feelings for Nicole. Eric talked to Nicole and convinced her to keep her job at the rectory and work out their differences for the sake of their friendship. Jennifer and Maggie made up with each other. Anne's plan to get Cameron fired went bust, thanks to Abigail and friends. Adrienne offered to help Sonny spy on Nick. Sami, Will, and E.J. hinted to Stefano that they needed his help to eliminate Nick's threats against Will.
April 29 to May 3, 2013
Cameron and Abigail enjoyed a special night out on the town. Vargas gave Nick $30,000 and told him to invest the money and yield Vargas a big profit. Stefano told Sami, Will, and E.J. that he would make the evidence at the police station disappear. Roman blasted John for the way he treated Marlena. Victor forced John to tell him about his plan to take down Kristen. John told Victor that his plan might end his marriage to Marlena and alienate Brady, but it was the only way to get Kristen out of their lives. Kristen assured Stefano that she was determined to follow through with her plan. Ciara mixed up the envelopes in her backpack and showed Kristen and Brady the wrong photograph. Rafe questioned Nick about why he did not want Will to be part of his child's life. Sami and Sonny searched Nick and Gabi's room and found the evidence that they needed to clear Will. In a rush to leave Nick and Gabi's room, Sami grabbed the envelope with the $30,000 in it that she thought belonged to Nick. Nick threatened Sami to return the $30,000 that he knew she had stolen from his room. Gabi demanded answers from Nick about his strange behavior or else she planed to leave him. Vargas threatened to reveal Nicole's feelings for Eric to keep her in line. Kate gave Sami a gun as an engagement gift. Kate broke up with Rafe to protect him from Stefano. E.J. asked Justin for help in destroying Stefano. Sami told E.J. that Stefano planned to double-cross them.
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May 6 to 10, 2013
Kristen taunted Eric about Marlena and John's past indiscretions. Kristen was overwhelmed when Brady offered to adopt a child with her. Touched by his kindness and love for her, Kristen went to the secret room at the DiMera mansion to think. John followed Kristen to the secret room, where they talked about the happier times in their past. Brady nearly caught John and Kristen in the secret room together. Sami failed to convince Stefano's associate to give her the evidence against Will that he had stolen from the police station. Jennifer and Abigail were surprised to see J.J. back in Salem. Jennifer was furious when she learned J.J. had been expelled from school for dealing drugs. J.J. told Jennifer that he could explain his side of the story and hoped that she would believe him. E.J. and Justin continued their plan to take down Stefano. Rafe told Nick he knew Nick had forced Will to give up his parental rights because Will was gay. Rafe threatened Nick and said that he planned to tell Gabi about what Nick had done to Will. Nick attacked Sami and forced her to return the $30,000 that she had stolen from him. Nicole continued to fight her feelings for Eric. Someone attacked Rafe on his way to meet E.J.
May 13 to 17, 2013
Kate found a badly beaten Rafe in an alley behind Horton Square. Kate accused Stefano of hiring one of his associates to beat up Rafe because she though that Stefano knew that she and Rafe were lovers. Sami was shocked to learn that Kate and Rafe were lovers. Gabi became distraught when Rafe's health took a turn for the worse. Family and friends prayed that Rafe would recover from his injuries. Will and Sony suspected that Nick was behind Rafe's attack, but the evidence seemed to point to E.J. John agreed to divorce Marlena so that she would not catch on to his plan to take down Kristen. Brady and Kristen were at odds when he accused her father or brother of Rafe's beating. Kristen shocked Brady and told him that she wanted to call off the wedding. Later, Kristen's chance meeting with John encouraged her to go through with the wedding to get her revenge, unaware that John set her up from the start. J.J. caused problems for Daniel. Gabi and Hope told Sami that they had found more evidence against E.J., which forced Sami to ask E.J. if he was responsible for the attack on Rafe. Johnny snatched the photo of Kristen and Sy from Ciara's backpack.