At the Brady Pub, E.J. ordered Rafe to find Dimitri. Rafe assured E.J. that Rafe's best detectives were looking into Dimitri's whereabouts. Rafe surprised E.J. when he said that he had no problem with how E.J. was choosing to prosecute Dimitri and Leo.
Rafe said that he had concerns about E.J.'s decision to prosecute Ava. Rafe added that the forensics report backed up Ava's story that Gil had attacked her. E.J. agreed that there was no reason to press charges against Ava for Gil's death.
Outside the pub, Eric agreed to allow Nicole to hold the baby. After hearing the baby cry, Nicole swore that the baby was hers. Nicole flashed back to the night she had given birth, and she continued to insist that she was the baby's mother.
E.J. appeared, and he listened as Nicole explained why she believed the baby she was holding was the same as the one she had been holding in her arms on the night she had given birth. E.J. sympathized with Nicole, but he said that the baby belonged to Eric and Sloan. Nicole's breath grew shaky when E.J. asked her to hand the baby to Eric.
Nicole apologized through tears as she handed the baby to Eric. Eric told Nicole that she had nothing to apologize for. Nicole left with E.J. after he suggested he take her home. Just then, Rafe stepped outside the pub. Rafe asked Eric if everything was okay. Eric shared that Nicole had thought the baby was hers.
At Sloan and Eric's apartment, Dimitri deduced that Sloan had stolen Nicole's baby. Dimitri didn't believe Sloan when she tried to protest. Dimitri had started to dial the police when Sloan admitted that she had taken Nicole's baby. Sloan explained how her plans to adopt a baby had fallen through.
Dimitri was unmoved by Sloan's story, and he demanded that Sloan find a way to have all charges against Leo dropped. "Or I swear I am going to sing like a canary," Dimitri vowed. Sloan agreed to help Leo. As Dimitri prepared to leave, he told Sloan that he was short on cash. Sloan emptied her wallet to hand cash over to Dimitri.
On his way out, Dimitri had one more warning for Sloan. "I would highly recommend you to use every trick in the book to get Leo out -- and fast. Otherwise, I promise you, I will make certain that this little baby-stealing scheme of yours is the biggest piece of news of the 21st century. And this whole beautiful, perfect life that you've built for yourself will blow up in your face," Dimitri said before leaving.
At the DiMera mansion, E.J. wanted Nicole to spend the rest of the day relaxing. A distracted Nicole said that she had been certain that the baby she had held earlier had been hers. E.J. reasoned that Nicole was simply mistaken. E.J held Nicole in his arms, and he offered to brew a pot of tea for the two of them.
After E.J. stepped out of the room, Nicole flashed back to the night she had given birth, as well as to having held the baby outside the Brady Pub a short while earlier. "I don't care what anybody says. I know that was my baby," Nicole said.
At the same time, Eric returned to his and Sloan's apartment with the baby. Eric told Sloan about his run-in with Nicole. Sloan made another blank facial expression when Eric said that Nicole had believed the baby was Nicole's.
At the Salem Police Station, Ava met with Harris after previously chatting with Stefan to determine who would break into the evidence room at the police station on orders from Clyde. Harris was touched when Ava presented him with a dish of linguine carbonara. Ava laughed nervously when Harris recalled having lost his keys.
Harris learned from Rafe by phone that E.J. had decided not to charge Ava in Gil's death. Ava was thrilled, and she wrapped her arms around Harris in the excitement of the moment. Still awash in excitement and relief, Ava left.
Nearby, in the interrogation room, Jada offered to make the charges against Leo go away if he agreed to a plan that would place Dimitri in police custody. Jada insisted that Dimitri had left Leo "holding the bag" for Dimitri's crime. Jada added that E.J. was "out for blood," and she left the room to allow Leo time to mull over her offer.
Moments later, Jada entered the evidence room as Stefan scurried to hide after having rummaged through files in an attempt to exonerate one of Clyde's drug dealers. Jada left after finding the file she had been searching for.
Jada returned to the interrogation room to ask if Leo had made a decision. Leo said that he wouldn't betray Dimitri. At the same time, in a motel room somewhere in Salem, Dimitri swore to himself that he would get Leo out of trouble with the police.
Back outside the Brady Pub, Stefan confirmed that he had found the evidence that he had been searching for in the evidence room. Ava said that she regretted having lied to Harris.