It's a tale from the crypt for Gabi, as she's staggered by a Stefan-sized shocker amongst the other dead (and supposedly dead) DiMeras
An astonished Gabi tries to make sense of Stefan standing before her, and his mindset will further shock her to her core
Stefan's state of mind causes Gabi great distress, while she also stresses out over telling E.J. her true love has returned
Fearing Ava's mind will be proven a little more stable now that Stefan is sauntering around Salem, E.J. must act quickly
E.J. approaches his recently returned-from-the-grave brother with an extraordinary suggestion sure to entice Stefan
Li and Kristen's needs for Stefan should seemingly line up, as they both need him as a pawn in their individual pursuits, but the timing is off
Crossing Kristen DiMera can be a dangerous thing, but a cross Li isn't afraid to be combative with the heiress
Though Li frets about Stefan's new lease on life, he promises to make good on his proposal and marry Gabi
While Gabi's shock over Stefan continues, Chloe is also shocked when an alive Stefan comes calling on her
Chloe stands by Brady as Rachel's custody case hits the courts, though getting Brady and Kristen together is always combustible
Things quickly blow up during the custody hearing, and Brady's particularly blown away by Kristen's callous claims
Newlywedded bliss blows up in Xander and Sarah's faces when a shocking secret surfaces and threatens everything
Stephanie contemplates lowering Alex's threat level after the driven Kiriakis heir suggests they share a few drinks
Fate seems to be keeping Eric and Nicole in one another's orbits, while Rafe is rattled over a threatening dream including his wife and her ex
Newlywed Nicole hopes to tempt Eric into some risky business, while Rafe wants to know all about his wife's wishes regarding her ex
Jada's all ears as a normally guarded Eric lets down some of his defenses and discloses more of himself to her
Ava and Johnny attempt to guard their closeness, but E.J. catches them in a moment that might be hard to explain away
Johnny has an important ask from his sister, who's a bit astounded by his budding relationship with Ava
Once Chanel learns of Johnny's latest love life update, the Tasty Bits twosome butts heads over his choice
Paulina is always known to deliver big shocks, and she certainly blows Chanel and Allie away when she updates them on her latest life twist
Twisted Orpheus' reign of terror isn't exactly over yet, as a mysterious malady befalls Marlena, Kate, and Kayla
Despite Jada's suggestion to let the police do the detective work, Black Patch isn't about to back down from a case
While John and Steve start to connect the dots to discover Orpheus' hideout, Rafe and Jada make a big discovery
It could be wedding bells for Clyde and Nancy when he pops the big question, though her response might not please everyone
As Leo must turn to the woman he betrayed, memories of Sonny's backstabbing start to return to him
Rafe is rattled upon receiving some unexpected news from his little sister, while a recently reconciled couple receives a rattle of their own
Abigail's murderer is finally revealed
Orpheus continues to play his twisted games
A secret from Paulina's past threatens to derail her future plans
Alex is clearly smitten with Stephanie, but does she feel anything for him? Or does Stephanie's heart have its sights set on someone else?
As Nancy and Clyde grow closer, Chloe is in a position where she has to decide if she will support their relationship
Eric and Nicole somehow always seem to find themselves circling each other; are they over and done, or is it only a matter of time before they are unable to deny their feelings?
Gwen and Jennifer's relationship takes a surprising turn
How long will Xander and Sarah's marital bliss last? Will Xander's secrets rip them apart, or can Sarah learn to look past them?
Johnny and Ava grow closer... but exactly how close will they get?
Li asks Gabi to marry him, but what will happen if and when she runs into Stefan?
The custody battle for Rachel gets ugly