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January 7 to 11, 2019
Kayla told Jack about her rape. Abigail warned Ciara to break off her relationship with Ben after Ben admitted he had kidnapped Gabi for Stefan. Eve told Jennifer that she planned to marry Jack. Xander demanded that Victor make him CEO of Titan. Hope convinced Ted to represent Stefan in an effort to get Stefan to flip on Ben. DiMera Enterprises hired Chad as the CEO. Ben attempted to quit his job, but Chad fired him. Ciara overheard Claire confess that she had plotted with Ben. Ciara fought with Ben about Claire, and Ben broke up with Ciara. Leo offered Xander information in exchange for sex. Sonny and Will worked together to dig up dirt on Leo. Ciara flew to South Africa. Chad set up the Deveraux family to have dinner together. Eric told Chloe that he would not pursue custody of Holly. Chad offered Eve a position at DiMera. Melinda Trask told Haley that no one could know they were sisters. Rex returned to Salem.
January 14 to 18, 2019
Chad made headway with Abigail. Jack decided to go home with Eve instead of Jennifer. Eric attacked Xander after he learned Xander was alive and in Salem. Abe warned Melinda to get along with Hope. John agreed to help Will track down Leo's mother. Haley opened up to Marlena. The police arrested Xander, but he was freed because the evidence had been deleted when Xander had conned Sheila. The government dropped the charges against Stefan. Chad offered to give Gabi back her company, but Stefan vowed to destroy it instead. Hope pleaded with Rafe not to leave Salem to help Sami with the children. Rex told Sarah that he had slept with her sister. Sarah kissed Eric. Xander agreed to sleep with Leo in order to obtain leverage against Victor.
January 21 to 25, 2019
Xander drugged Leo to avoid sex, but Leo learned that Xander had tricked him. Xander had sex with Sarah, and Eric ended his friendship with her because of it. Victor hired Brady as CEO of Titan. Kayla looked for Dr. Rolf's notebook in order to recreate the serum for Jack. Eve convinced Jack to run for mayor. J.J. and Jack bonded over a beer. Kate refused to entertain Ted's offer to reconcile. Haley treated Tripp for a burn. Claire and Tripp made out. The DiMera board named Stefan and Chad as co-CEOs. Rex was suspicious of Eric and Sarah. Melinda announced her candidacy as mayor. Haley confessed to J.J. that she was an illegal immigrant.
January 28 to February 1, 2019
Leo's mother, Diana, visited. Diana refused to give Will incriminating information about her son. Haley confessed to J.J. that she was an illegal immigrant. Rex and Sarah reconciled, and Eric wondered if he had feelings for Sarah. Will told Jack about the serum to restore his memory, and Jennifer told Jack that the notes to create the serum were missing. Xander stole Rolf's notebook from Eve. Ben told Tripp about teaming up with Claire, and Tripp walked out on Claire. Ben confided to Marlena that he was in emotional turmoil without Ciara. Adrienne warned Leo to stop harassing Sonny for sex. Eli and Lani confessed their love for one another. Someone sent a bloody knife to Chloe in the mail. A mysterious figure kidnapped Ciara and held her hostage in a cabin. When Diana saw John, she called him Roman.
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February 4 to 8, 2019
Tripp forgave Claire. When Ciara disappeared, Marlena told Hope that Ben had missed a dose of his medication. Stefan protected Chloe from two men who wanted to avenge El Fideo's death. John told Marlena that Diana Cooper was actually his former lover, Diana Colville. Jordan kidnapped Ciara and Charlotte to protect them from Ben. Eric accepted Sarah's apology and agreed to be friends again. Stefan invited Chloe to move into the mansion for her safety. Abigail rebuffed Jack. Jack let it slip to Eve that J.J.'s friend was an illegal immigrant. Chad confronted Ben about Charlotte. Ben found Jordan ransacking his room.
February 11 to 15, 2019
Jack confided to Eve about J.J.'s friend's immigration problem. Brady worried about Chloe's move into the DiMera mansion. Sonny and Will spent Valentine's Day at the Salem Inn together. Jordan pointed the police toward Ben. When Eli found Charlotte's blanket and Ciara's phone in Ben's room, Hope arrested Ben. Ben escaped custody and saved Ciara before she burned to death at the cabin. Jordan staged Kate's suicide, but Rafe found Kate in time and took her to the hospital. Chad returned Charlotte to Abigail. Abigail told Chad she wanted to be a family with him again. Sarah and Eric spent Valentine's Day dinner together. Jordan knocked Ben unconscious. Ted kissed Hope.
February 18 to 22, 2019
Sarah worried that Rex had cheated on her the previous Valentine's Day, and she investigated to confirm that was not the case. Chad and Abigail remarried and moved to Paris. Furious that Gabi had tied him up so that Sonny and Will could spend the night together, Leo handed over his photos to the police. Eli was forced to arrest Will and Sonny for attempted murder. John told Diana that he intended to inform Marlena that Leo was his son. Stefan fired Gabi. Eve discovered that Haley was Melinda's sister, and Eve convinced Jack to use the information for his campaign. Ben saved Ciara from Jordan but was shaken by the fact that he almost killed his sister. Abe appointed Ted as the interim D.A. The judge dropped the charges against Jordan and ordered her to go to Bayview for treatment. Claire thought about when she had set the first fire at the cabin.
February 25 to March 1, 2019
Jack betrayed J.J. and informed the world that Haley was an illegal immigrant and Melinda's sister. Haley moved out of J.J.'s apartment. Gabi convinced Mr. Shin to force Stefan to rehire her at DiMera Enterprises. Hope apologized to Ben. Chloe bonded with Stefan over chess. After the police released Will and Sonny, Will punched Leo. John defended Leo against Will. Rex proposed to Sarah at work, and she turned him down because of Eric. Rex asked Eric for help with Sarah. Victor made a deal with Diana to help Sonny in exchange for Victor's help with John. Victor told Marlena that John was Leo's father. ICE ordered Eli and Lani to arrest Haley. Melinda dropped out of the mayoral race. Tripp found the lighter that Claire had used to set fire to Ciara's cabin. Ben questioned his sanity.
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March 4 to 8, 2019
Claire lied to Tripp about the lighter. J.J. worried that Haley might be suicidal. Ciara told Haley she could hide out in the loft, but a jealous Claire told Eve where to find her. Jack announced his candidacy as mayor, and he swore to arrest Haley. Stefan rehired Ben. Ben broke up with Ciara, and Claire urged Ben to reconsider. Kate told Rafe about her past with Ted. Hope counseled Ted not to quit as D.A. Sarah told Maggie about her feelings for Eric. Stefan kissed Chloe, but Gabi interrupted. After Stefan called Gabi jealous, Gabi agreed to work with Brady. After confronting John, Marlena helped him steal Leo's DNA to test paternity. At Will's request, John broke into Diana's safe. Diana plotted to kill Marlena.
March 11 to 15, 2019
The police arrested Haley. Diana poisoned a box of cookies for Marlena. Marlena almost died from an allergic reaction to the cookies. Brady warned Rex that Eric might go after Sarah. Tripp and Ciara were suspicious that Claire had informed the police about Haley. Rex applied for a job at the hospital. Eric told Sarah about his history with Brady. Nurse Shelly covered for Diana and accused Kristen DiMera of poisoning the cookies. Sarah kissed Eric, and Brady saw them. John confirmed to Leo that he was Leo's father. Leo suspected that his mother had poisoned Marlena. Julie told Ciara that Ben was working for Stefan again. After Diana poisoned Marlena's I.V. fluids, Marlena went into cardiac arrest.
March 18 to 22, 2019
Marlena had a near-death experience. Eric swore to God that he would not pursue Sarah if Marlena survived. With Gabi's help, Brady set a trap for Leo and Stefan. The cartel shot up the DiMera mansion, narrowly missing Ben and Ciara. Sarah confessed her feelings to Eric, and he told Sarah that he only wanted to be friends. After a judge ordered Haley to leave the country, J.J. proposed to her. Haley rejected J.J.'s proposal in favor of marrying Tripp. Eve covered for Claire and told Tripp that a neighbor had tipped her off about Haley. Jennifer, Kayla, and Tripp lashed out at Jack for his willingness to ruin Haley's life for political gain. Rafe and Hope celebrated their first wedding anniversary, but Ted interrupted their plans. Gabi agreed to continue to help Brady spy on Stefan. John set a trap for Diana.
March 25 to 29, 2019
Stefan saw Brady kiss Chloe. The police arrested Diana for attempted murder. Diana told Leo and John that she had altered the paternity test. Leo signed annulment papers. Will fell ill soon after Leo had cursed him. Ciara forced Ben to seek treatment for an injury and gave him a sponge bath. Brady attempted to blackmail Eric. Sarah told Rex about her feelings for Eric. Chloe told Stefan she was not ready for a relationship. Eric told Marlena about his vow to God. Gabi kissed Stefan. Sarah accepted Rex's proposal. Claire filmed a marriage proposal between Tripp and Haley and posted it online. Rafe told Abe about Ted's past. Jordan told Rafe that she'd had a baby but denied she had set the first cabin fire. J.J. was suspicious that Claire had set the cabin on fire. Eve recorded Tripp's confession to Claire about his sham marriage.
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April 1 to 5, 2019
Hope felt abandoned by Rafe when he ran off to California to help Jordan track down her son. Abe refused Ted's resignation letter because of Jack. Ted kissed Hope. J.J. theorized that Claire's lighter had been used to start the first cabin fire after Jordan denied she had set it. An ICE agent interviewed Haley and Tripp. Eve and Jack called a rally to play Tripp's confession video, but the file had been deleted. Eve announced that she and Jack were getting married. Rex continued to run tests on Will. Brady asked Gabi to seduce and marry Stefan. Stefan asked Ben to track down cartel members, and that worried Ciara. Maggie asked Sarah if she was marrying Rex for the right reasons. Kate asked Victor for a job. Lani bonded with Jordan's baby.
April 8 to 12, 2019
Ted told Hope he loved her. Jordan asked Rafe to look after baby David. Claire yelled at Eve for failing to stop Tripp's marriage to Haley. Jennifer kidnapped Jack and begged him not to marry Eve. Rex gave Will bad news about his health. Rex pushed Sarah to set a date for their wedding. Eric made Marlena promise not to tell anyone about his feelings for Sarah. Hope told Rafe about Ted's confession, and Rafe announced he would move out until Hope decided what she wanted. Ben asked Ciara to spend the night with him. Claire interrupted Haley and Tripp's wedding. Jack stopped his own wedding.
April 15 to 19, 2019
Despite Adrienne's efforts at sabotage, Jack married Eve. Claire interrupted Tripp's marriage to Haley, but she decided against giving proof to Agent Smith that the marriage was a sham. Ciara and Ben almost made love. Marlena promised Eric that she would not tell Sarah about his feelings. Gabi suggested to Stefan that they should have sex. Brady tricked Chloe into having a picnic, and she was furious. Will had a seizure before his biopsy surgery. Eric offered to be Sarah's wedding photographer. The cartel attacked Chloe and Stefan. Eli killed Ramon. Hector shot Rafe and kidnapped Ciara.
April 22 to 26, 2019
Kate was suspicious of Ted's interest in Hope. Ben was wounded after he fought with Ciara's captor, but he rescued her. Victor hired Kate despite Maggie's protests. Eve urged Chloe to pursue a relationship with Stefan. Gabi and Stefan had hate sex. Chloe and Stefan had a date night at home. Maggie counseled Brady to take a break from dating. Jack suspected that Abe was involved in something with Sheila. Rafe told Hope that Ted was lying to her, and Ted claimed it was over jewelry. Rex informed Will that his tumor was benign. Brady told Gabi to cancel their plan to seduce Stefan. Nicole returned to Salem. Ciara and Ben made love. Eli and Lani argued about her connection to David. Sarah confronted Eric about his feelings for her. A mysterious figure kidnapped Holly.
April 29 to May 3, 2019
Xander kidnapped Holly with Ted's reluctant assistance. Nicole reunited with Eric, and she blamed Chloe for Holly's kidnapping. Sarah struggled emotionally with Nicole's return. Hope learned that Ciara and Ben had slept together. Immigration informed Haley that she would not be deported, but it meant that Tripp and Haley needed to remain married for years. Claire was forced to move out of the loft. Jack announced at a rally that Abe was having an affair with Sheila, so Sheila resigned in order to save Abe's campaign. Abe broke up with Valerie. Lani wanted to take a leave of absence to help Rafe care for David, but Eli and Rafe disagreed. Stefan and Gabi had sex again. Will started treatment.
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May 6 to 10, 2019
Brady discovered Gabi's affair with Stefan, but Gabi convinced Brady that Stefan had rejected her. Ted tricked Rafe into believing that he had spooked the kidnapper. Sarah refused to tell Rex that she had almost left him for his brother. Victor threatened to call the police on Nicole, but Sarah defended her. Maggie confided to Sarah that she did not believe Victor loved her anymore. Xander gave Holly to a new family and staged a car crash to convince Nicole that her daughter was dead. Will's tumor did not change after treatment. Nicole refused to forgive Eric. Maggie struggled to remain sober. Using Claire's recording, Eve blackmailed Haley into confessing about her sham marriage.
May 13 to 17, 2019
Brady made a deal with Xander to obtain Nicole's confession in exchange for a job at Titan and a divorce from Nicole. Stefan rejected Gabi's advances. Rafe signed Hope's divorce papers. Lani continued to keep Ben separated from David. Melinda confessed that Haley was her daughter, not her sister. Jack won the race for mayor. After Sarah made a plea to Nicole on Eric's behalf, Nicole suspected that Eric was involved with Sarah. Tripp broke up with Claire after he learned that Claire was to blame for Haley's deportation. Claire almost confessed to Ciara that she had set the cabin fire. A judge ordered Haley's deportation, but J.J. grabbed Haley, and they ran off together. Xander's partner was revealed to be Nicole.
May 20 to 24, 2019
Will's memory loss and mood swings grew worse. Jack announced that Eve was the new police commissioner. Tripp agreed to give money to J.J. to help him run to Canada with Haley. Ciara asked Rafe about letting Ben visit with David. Claire attempted to set fire to Tripp's possessions, but Ben stopped her. Gabi tempted Stefan into bed, and Chloe found them together. Maggie turned to alcohol. Nicole kissed Brady, but he politely turned her down. Eric kissed Sarah. Xander changed Holly's autopsy report, and Rex found him in the restricted area. Nicole pulled off a mask to reveal that she was actually Kristen and not Nicole.
May 27 to 31, 2019
A drunken Maggie saw Kristen in Nicole's hotel room then told Brady. Will continued to exhibit behavioral issues, and Kayla confirmed his tumor was growing fast. Brady covered for Maggie. Eric theorized that Xander wanted to make Nicole believe that Holly was alive. Rex and Sarah reviewed Rolf's files. Jack arrested Jennifer after she helped Tripp escape with J.J. and Haley's passports. Jack remembered another moment from his past. Ben underwent hypnosis to remember the cabin fire. John asked Eve to return Rolf's diary in order to help save Will's life. Xander refused to give Rolf's diary to Eve.
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June 3 to 7, 2019
Nicole told Eric she never wanted to see him again. Brady rebuffed Nicole's advances because he did not want to betray his brother again. Ben remembered that he had heard Claire's ringtone at the cabin fire. Kayla told Will that he had days to live. Jack blackmailed J.J. into turning himself in to police. Tripp agreed to help Haley cross the border. Xander and Maggie had a heartfelt conversation. Eli dumped Lani, and Lani kissed Rafe. A jealous Claire set fire to the Horton cabin with Tripp and Haley inside. Ben threatened Rory. Sonny threatened to murder Eve if she did not turn over Rolf's diary.
June 10 to 14, 2019
Eli arrested Ben for arson at the Horton cabin. Tripp and Haley suffered smoke inhalation in the cabin fire. Will proposed to Sonny. Lani realized that she was using David to avoid her heartache over her own son. Ben and Ciara plotted to convince Claire to confess to arson. Maggie told Victor about her drinking. Kristen continued to pose as Nicole and convinced Stefan to hire her to run Basic Black. Jennifer confronted Eve about Rolf's diary. Xander gave Rolf's diary to Maggie. Ted stole the autopsy report from Xander, and told "Nicole" that her daughter was alive. Kristen knocked Ted unconscious. Haley asked J.J. to let her go and left for China with Melinda.
June 17 to 21, 2019
Will and Sonny remarried. Kayla, Sarah, and Rex worked on a treatment for Will. Ciara told Tripp that Claire had set the fire. Stefan comforted Gabi. Sami and Lucas arrived in Salem. Caroline Brady died. Will suffered cardiac arrest, but Caroline turned him away from the light. Salem mourned Caroline. Rex asked Sarah to marry him during their break. To force Claire to confess to arson, Tripp and Ciara pretended to be dating. Will's tumor shrank. Kristen ordered Xander to kill Ted.
June 24 to June 28, 2019
Eric married Sarah and Rex. Sami physically fought with "Nicole" and almost discovered her mask. Jennifer told Jack that Kayla had Rolf's diary. Xander gave Ted's necklace to Sarah as a wedding gift. Kate investigated "Nicole" and Xander's connection. Justin turned down the D.A. job and agreed to be Ben's lawyer. Will gave Rolf's diary to Jack in exchange for dropping all charges against J.J. Lani and Eli honored the anniversary of David's death. Stefan and Gabi had a date night. Eve ran interference with the police to protect Xander. Kristen knocked out Kate. Xander lied to Kristen about killing Ted and Kate, and instead, he stashed them in the tunnels. Kristen sent a text to Hope from Ted's phone. With political help, Haley returned to Salem and reunited with J.J. A jealous Claire held a knife to Tripp's throat. Ben told Marlena that Claire was the arsonist.
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July 1 to 5, 2019
Hope saw Ted's necklace on Sarah. Kristen sent Hope a Dear John text from Ted's phone. Marlena talked Claire down from burning Ciara or herself alive. Shawn and Belle learned about Claire's rampage and sat by her side in the hospital. Eve refused to drop the charges against Ben despite the evidence. John threatened to publicize Eve's coverup of Claire's arson. Rafe and Carrie slept together, and Hope learned about it. J.J. and Haley finally made love. Jack told Eve he wanted to take the serum. Rex gave Xander's necklace to Chloe. Eli proposed to Lani. Brady and Rex grew suspicious of Kate's sudden trip. Hope questioned Xander about Ted. Kristen found Ted and Kate alive and kissing.
July 8 to 12, 2019
Kristen confronted Xander about his refusal to murder Ted and Kate. Eve stole Claire's phone from evidence in order to cover her tracks. A judge sentenced Claire to Bayview for treatment. Maggie struggled with her sobriety and entered treatment. Jack convinced Eve to drop the charges against Ben. Ted confessed to Kate that he had partnered with Xander. Eric showed Marlena that Sarah had moved on from him. The hospital released Will to go home with Sonny. Stefan fired "Nicole" after she attacked him. Kristen revealed herself to Ted and Kate. Julie canceled the DiMera launch event after she found Gabi and Stefan having sex in her office. Gabi and Stefan agreed to be an official couple. J.J. and Haley moved into the loft. After Hope rescued Ted and Kate from the dungeon, they told her that Stefan had kidnapped them.
July 15 to 19, 2019
Gabi lit into Brady for telling Chloe about her scheme to ruin Stefan. The police arrested Stefan for kidnapping. Xander made bail when he offered to roll over on his partner. Gabi offered to help Stefan because she believed he was innocent. Ted and Kate lieds to police about Stefan, but Kate told Ted she eventually wanted to stab Kristen in the back. Xander took Kristen's Nicole mask, so Kristen disguised herself as Susan. Jack revoked Jennifer's press pass. A frustrated Brady was unable to fire Xander. Jack decided to take the serum. Hope and Rafe's divorce was finalized. Hope kissed Ted. Rafe told Ben he would revisit the idea of Ben spending time with David. "Susan" kissed Brady. Gabi stole Xander's briefcase, which included Kristen's mask. Gabi gave the briefcase to Brady without looking inside it. The real Susan surprised Will with a visit.
July 22 to 26, 2019
Kate accidentally hit Sarah with an ice bucket. Lani was suspicious of Kate and Ted's story. Stefan made bail and confronted Kate about her motives. Brady did not see the Nicole mask before Xander returned it to Kristen. Kristen told Xander that she no longer wanted to work with him after he returned the mask to her. Sarah and Rex moved into the Kiriakis mansion. Xander told Sarah that he had saved Kate and Ted from Stefan. The DiMera board suspended Stefan as CEO, so Gabi suggested they marry so she could run the company during his absence. Jennifer was unsuccessful in her attempt to date. Eve swapped out the real serum with a fake before she injected it into Jack. When Jack found Eve had burned Rolf's diary, he learned of Eve's betrayal and he demanded a divorce. Haley's PTSD worsened, and she grew closer to Tripp. "Nicole" visited Andre DiMera.
July 29 to August 2, 2019
After Eve destroyed all trace of the serum, Jack asked for a divorce. Will warned Hope about the inconsistencies in Ted's story. Ted took his necklace back from Chloe, and he gave it to Hope. When Ted refused to tell Hope the truth about his kidnapping, she ended their relationship. Jack appointed Eli the new police commissioner. Sarah told Rex that she was in love with Eric. Kristen convinced Tony to marry "Nicole," and they returned to Salem. Stefan married Gabi. Mr. Shin appointed Gabi as CEO of DiMera on the condition that Stefan sign over everything to her. In control, Gabi told Stefan to pack and get out. Kristen said she intended to eliminate Gabi.
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August 5 to 9, 2019
Kristen revealed herself to Ted. Tony accidentally shot Ted, and Kristen dumped the body in Ted's apartment. Hope saw a mystery woman in the park after Ted's murder, but she did not discover that it was Kristen. The police found Stefan with Ted's body and arrested him. Sarah slept with Eric. Xander and Rex bonded over drinks. A drunken Xander almost told Maggie about "Nicole." Jack avoided Jennifer. "Nicole" slept with Brady, and he was unnerved that she reminded him of Kristen. Kate confided in Tony about Kristen's return to Salem. Gabi struggled with her feelings for Stefan, even as he vowed to make her suffer for throwing him out of his house. Hope theorized that Stefan was innocent. Rex left Salem.
August 12 to 16, 2019
Kristen threatened to murder Anna if Tony did not stay away from her. Stefan asked Ben to investigate the mystery woman, and he and Ciara learned that Kate and Nicole were working with a third party. Brady confided to Chloe that he could not stop thinking about Kristen since he had slept with Nicole. John and Marlena planned mutual surprise parties for one another. Hope and John teamed up, and they convinced Xander to tell the D.A. the truth. Julie planned an engagement party for Eli and Lani. Eve hired Justin to sue Jack for wrongful termination. Jack yelled at Jennifer for her latest article about his administration. Anna told Tony to divorce Nicole or she would marry Roman. Shin told Kate that he might consider her as CEO at DiMera. Gabi fought with Kristen and pulled off her Nicole mask. Rafe suggested to Stefan that he and Gabi should admit their feelings for one another.
August 19 to 23, 2019
Kristen locked Stefan and Gabi in the wine cellar when they learned she was alive. Stefan and Gabi gave in to their passion. Will and Brady suspected that Kristen might be alive. J.J. told Tripp that he and Haley intended to move out of the loft. At the surprise anniversary party for John and Marlena, John realized that Kristen had been posing as Nicole and exposed her. Kristen told everyone that she had used Holly's death as a wedge to secure Brady. When Kristen took Marlena hostage, Susan knocked Kristen out. The police arrested Kristen.
August 26 to 30, 2019
Stefan talked Gabi out of firing Ben. Shin hired Kate as CEO, and Kate moved into the DiMera mansion. The police arrested Tony. Will and Sonny rescued Gabi and Stefan from the wine cellar. Kristen told Brady that Holly and Nicole were alive. Eric attempted to strangle Kristen, but Brady stopped him. Kayla offered to reach out to the FDA on Jack's behalf. Jack agreed to an immunity deal with Kristen in exchange for the location of Holly, Nicole, and Dr. Rolf. John and Marlena celebrated their anniversary and the capture of Kristen. Xander urged Sarah to confront her feelings about Nicole. Eric told Sarah about Nicole, and she suggested they break up. Chloe moved to New York. Tripp left for medical school. Eli talked to Julie about her culturally insensitive comments. Julie suffered a heart attack after an argument with Gabi. Stefan leveled a gun at Kate. Jack, Jennifer, and Eric traveled to Chicago to find Holly, Nicole, and Dr. Rolf.
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September 2 to 6, 2019
Jack made a deal with Rolf to help him recover his memories. Gabi stopped Stefan from shooting Kate. Julie suffered a massive heart attack, and Gabi walked away because she did not believe it was real. Lani yelled at Gabi for leaving Julie to die. Kayla announced that Julie was not eligible for a heart transplant. Vivian reached out to Stefan, and he sent Ben to pick her up in Chicago. Eric rescued Holly and Nicole. Sarah confirmed that she was pregnant. After Xander refused to murder Ben, Victor attempted to strangle Ben himself. Brady offered Ciara a job at Titan. Vivian shot Kate and buried her in a grave.
September 9 to 13, 2019
Brady stopped Victor from strangling Ben, and Ben kept it a secret from Ciara. Ciara accepted Brady's job offer. Brady, Eric, and Nicole mended fences. Nicole confronted Kristen. Kate clawed her way out of her grave, and stumbled to the hospital. Stefan asked Gabi to cover for his mother with the police, and she did. Kayla agreed to set up a lab for Rolf, but Eve destroyed the new batch of serum Rolf produced. Lani told Rafe that Gabi had left Julie to die, and Gabi told Rafe that she had thought Julie had faked her heart attack. Eric told Nicole about Sarah. Xander learned that Sarah was pregnant. Xander told Maggie that Victor had ordered him to strangle Ben. Sarah chickened out of telling Eric about her pregnancy. Xander promised Nicole that he would sign divorce papers. Eve asked Vivian for a job. Brady barely resisted sleeping with Kristen.
September 16 to 20, 2019
Jordan retained custody of David and returned to Salem, and she refused to let Ben spend time with David. Julie and Gabi fought over whether Gabi had left Julie to die. Maggie warned Victor to leave Ben alone, but Victor would not listen. Vivian attempted to finish off Kate, and Kate fell into a coma. Xander comforted Sarah, and she decided to get an abortion. Nicole and Eric made love. Eve denied that she had destroyed Rolf's new serum or the lab. Kristen testified in court to help Tony, and he walked free. Brady struggled to resist Kristen. Kristen concocted a scheme to steal Sarah's fetus and pass it off as her own. Stefan provided Vivian an alibi for the shooting, but he warned his mother to stay away from Kate. Dr. Henry Shah kidnapped Jennifer, and Jack and J.J. raced to find her.
September 23 to 27, 2019
Lucas asked Kayla to check if Kate's heart was a match for a transplant to Julie. Jordan told Ben that she did not believe he was capable of change, and she forbade him from interacting with David. Kristen made Xander promise to help her steal Sarah's baby, but Rolf canceled the procedure because Kristen was already pregnant with Brady's child. Marlena refused to help Ben send Jordan back to Bayview. Rolf injected Kate's I.V. with a serum. Julie's heart grew weaker, and Lucas agreed to donate Kate's heart. While Kate was on the way to the operating room, she woke up from her coma. Jack saved Jennifer from Henry Shah, and Jack remembered their life together. Sarah decided to keep her baby when she learned that the doctor had not performed the abortion. Vivian urged Stefan to dump Gabi for Eve. Kate remembered that Vivian had shot her.
September 30 to October 4, 2019
Jack and Jennifer kissed and promised to never to be apart again. Kate woke from her coma and yelled at Kayla over her poor advice to Lucas. Kate told the police that Vivian had shot her. Rafe warned Gabi and Stefan that they were accessories to attempted murder if they continued to help Vivian. Kristen told Brady about the baby, and she took a blood test to prove it. Marlena cautioned Brady to pursue full custody of Kristen's baby if it was his. A car almost ran over Ciara, and Ben blamed Jordan. Xander asked Sarah not to leave town, for his sake. Vivian escaped through the tunnels but was stopped by Lani in the park. When Lani fired her gun, Stefan jumped in front of the bullet to save his mother. Doug took Julie out for one last night together, and she fell unconscious. Kayla declared that Stefan was brain dead.
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October 7 to 11, 2019
Gabi struggled to let go of Stefan after Rolf advised that there was nothing he could do to help him. Eli, Will, Sonny, and Doug asked Gabi for Stefan's heart in order to save Julie, and she refused them all. Vivian convinced Eve not to leave town but to instead stay for revenge. Jordan continued to make veiled threats against Ciara. Brady told Victor about Kristen's baby, and he asked Kristen to move into the mansion. Ben asked Victor to arrange for Jordan's involuntary commitment to a mental institution for treatment. Rolf drugged Hope and tampered with her brain. Gabi agreed to give Stefan's heart to Julie, but only if Lani begged. Xander schemed to tell Eric about Sarah's baby so she would not leave town. Gabi said goodbye to Stefan.
October 14 to 18, 2019
Sarah's pregnancy test results to Eric in exchange for lab space. Xander changed his mind, but not before Rolf delivered the envelope to Nicole and she read the results. Victor offered Kate the CEO position at Titan because of his anger over Brady's decision to move Kristen into the mansion. Anna was disappointed that Tony decided to take the job of CEO at DiMera Enterprises. Hope appeared distracted and stole the painting of Stefano. Kayla performed the heart transplant but learned that Julie also needed a pacemaker. Gabi fought through her grief and clashed with Lani. Ben apologized to Jordan, and she invited him and Ciara to David's birthday party. Maggie convinced Sarah to stay in Salem until Eli and Lani's wedding. Lucas left Salem.
October 21 to 25, 2019
Hope stole Stefano's painting and hung it up in Rolf's loft space. Jennifer took Rolf's flash drive, and she told him that she had lost it. Eve signed the divorce papers. Jack apologized to Haley. Kristen experienced cramps after the paternity test; the test confirmed that Brady was the father. Kate accepted Victor's job offer as CEO of Titan, but he explained that he had only offered her the job to teach Brady a lesson. Kristen and Brady fell asleep watching a movie in her room. Justin and Adrienne returned to town and crashed Jack and Jennifer's date. Justin and Adrienne got engaged. After a romantic night together, Jack proposed to Jennifer, and she said yes. Jordan dumped drugs in a cupcake meant for Ciara, but Rafe ate it by mistake. Gabi ordered Lani to dump Eli at the altar or else Gabi would use her phone app to stop Julie's pacemaker. Hope transformed into Princess Gina.
October 28 to November 1, 2019
Gabi demonstrated for Lani her ability to control Julie's pacemaker, and Lani agreed to dump Eli at the altar. Jordan convinced J.J. to pump Rafe's stomach on the way to the ER and saved his life. Haley confirmed that Rafe had cyanide in his body. Ciara found the empty vial of cyanide in Ben's coat pocket, and they determined that Jordan had attempted to poison Ciara. With Jordan's plan in shambles, she went on the run with David. Ben caught up with Jordan long enough to wrestle David away from her. Gina was eager to see John, so she pretended to be Hope. Jack and Jennifer obtained a marriage license. Xander needled Eric and Nicole about Eric's protectiveness of Sarah. Ben had a nightmare on Halloween that Jordan had broken Claire out of jail and gone on a killing spree with the Salem Stalker, Marlena. Eli and Lani's wedding began.
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November 4 to 8, 2019
Lani broke up with Eli at the altar, and he refused to accept Lani's reasons. Adrienne and Justin celebrated a double wedding with Jack and Jennifer, despite a drunken Eve's objections. Jennifer discovered that Rolf wanted to turn Hope into Gina, and Gina pushed Jennifer off the terrace balcony to keep her secret. Sarah prepared to leave town. Nicole told Sarah that she knew about the baby and would keep the secret. In an effort to make amends, Kristen told Eric about his baby, and Eric confronted Sarah. Ben was emotional over his nightmare about strangling Jordan. Rafe asked "Hope" to review security footage that showed someone on the terrace with Jennifer before her fall. Ben found a woman's body in his house. With the help of John and Marlena's hourglass, a year passed until Jennifer awoke from her coma.
November 11 to 15, 2019
One year in the future, Jennifer awoke from her coma. In the past year, Kristen had killed Haley, which had sent J.J. spiraling into pill addiction. Brady mourned the death of his baby. Abigail and Chad had returned to town, and Chad told Abigail that he was in contact with Stefano. Ben was in prison for murdering Jordan, and he plotted with Ciara to prove that Victor was the real culprit. Will was in prison for Adrienne's death. Eve was in prison for pushing Jennifer off the balcony after Rolf had doctored the surveillance footage. Xander had claimed to be the father of Sarah's baby, and Sarah went along with the lie to keep Eric from the truth. Nicole worked with Brady at Basic Black, and she struggled with the guilt of keeping Eric from the truth about his baby. Eli had taken over as head of security of DiMera and as Gabi's boyfriend. Lani and Kristen prepared to take their vows as nuns. Gabi accidentally set off Julie's pacemaker, but Julie survived. Kayla had started to date Justin. Gina had arranged to send Marlena out of town, and she had moved into the penthouse to get closer to John.
November 18 to 22, 2019
Marlena returned from her work sabbatical; she asked "Hope" to move out of the penthouse, but John intervened. Jack returned the hourglass to John and Marlena. Sonny spent time with Evan. Kate urged Will to reconsider his decision to tell Sonny not to visit anymore. Clyde ordered a man named Ray to kidnap Mackenzie as leverage to force Xander to confess to Jordan's murder. Clyde warned Ben that he would not return Mackenzie until both he and Ben were released from prison. Ciara visited Ray and attempted to trick him into getting drunk so that she could take Mackenzie from him. Jennifer learned about Adrienne's death and Justin's relationship with Kayla, and she took it poorly. Eve convinced Abigail to investigate and make sure who had assaulted Jennifer. Gina warned Stefano not to meet with Chad, but he agreed to meet with Chad in a hotel room. Without Victor's blessing, Xander wrote a confession in order to save Mackenzie. Eric proposed to Nicole.
November 25 to 29, 2019
Ciara rescued Mackenzie and left her in the park for the police. Xander intercepted his confession from Sarah and burned it. Nicole told Eric about Mackenzie. Xander told Sarah he loved her, and he was interrupted when Eric demanded to see his daughter. Chad expected to meet with Stefano, but he was disappointed to meet with Rolf instead. Eli told Gabi that Chad and Abigail were hiding something. Lani confessed to Kristen how Gabi had forced her to break up with Eli. J.J. continued to struggle with his anger. Abigail investigated Jennifer's assault, but she did not find any evidence to support Eve's innocence. Jennifer apologized to Kayla, and Jack told Jennifer about Haley's death. Evan spent Thanksgiving with Sonny. Sonny gave Justin his blessing to be with Kayla. Justin asked Kayla to move in with him. Marlena suggested to John that something was wrong with Hope. Stefano was revealed, and he looked like Steve.
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December 2 to 6, 2019
Kayla said no to Justin's invitation to move into the mansion, and she asked him to move in with her instead. John and Marlena debated whether Stefano had sent her flowers. Clyde attempted to kill Will, but Ben intervened and was accidentally stabbed instead. Stefano struggled to accept that he was trapped in Steve's body. Eric told Nicole that their relationship was over. Evan kissed Sonny. Ciara broke into Xander's lockbox, but she did not find anything incriminating. Eric offered to split custody of Mackenzie with Sarah if Xander moved out of the house. Xander agreed to move, and he and Sarah almost made love. Mackenzie spiked a fever. Gabi sent Eli to Rome to buy Kristen's stock, and he found Lani in the convent. J.J. stowed away with Eli to Rome and held Kristen at gunpoint. Chad and Gabi agreed they were at war.
December 9 to 13, 2019
Gabi sent Eli to Rome to secure Kristen's shares of DiMera Enterprises. Lani begged J.J. not to shoot Kristen. Kristen decided to return to Salem. After learning Eli was with Gabi, Lani agreed to return to Salem with Kristen. Jennifer retraced her steps from the night of her fall, and she went home from the hospital. Kate reported to Stefano about Chad. Justin moved in with Kayla. Test results showed that Mackenzie had neuroblastoma. Eric and Sarah took Mackenzie to Boston for treatment, and Sarah asked Xander to stay behind in Salem. Ciara confided in Justin about her suspicions about Xander, and Justin offered to be Ben's lawyer. Ben warned Ciara to steer clear of Xander, but she planned to befriend him in his grief over Mackenzie. Stefano and Gina discussed the possibility of getting rid of Abigail. Chad recruited a tech firm to review the crime scene footage of Eve, and the expert confirmed that the footage had been doctored. Gina scrambled to leave Salem.
December 16 to 20, 2019
Will asked Sonny for a divorce. Xander placed Ciara on probation because he suspected she had switched out his lockbox. Evan apologized to Kate. To protect Gina, Stefano bribed Chad's technical expert to hand over a video of Rolf, not Eve, pushing Jennifer. Rafe grew suspicious of "Hope." Abigail told Jennifer that Rolf had pushed her, not Eve. Stefano sent Rolf away. "Hope" admitted to John that she had feelings for him, and he asked her to move out. Kate hid Stefano at the pub after Rafe discovered Stefano's secret loft. Ciara lied to Victor about why she had been visiting the prison. Rafe found Gina's tiara in the loft.
December 23 to 27, 2019
The Hortons decorated their Christmas tree, and Eve interrupted the party to announce that she was leaving Salem. Stefano stole Roman's Santa suit and went to the hospital Christmas party; he narrowly escaped when Kayla realized "Steve" was in the suit. Marlena and Will helped Ciara hide her visit to Ben at the prison. Hattie left prison. Marlena allowed Hattie to stay in the penthouse, and Roman hired Hattie at the pub. Hattie discovered "Steve," but he lied and said he was on an undercover mission. Chad met with Kristen, and he told her that Stefano wanted her to sell her shares to Chad. After watching Eli and Gabi declare their love for one another, Lani threw a potted plant through the window of Gabi Chic. Xander visited Sarah in Boston for Christmas. Brady spent Christmas with Nicole and Holly, and they ended the day with a kiss.
December 30 to January 3, 2020
Kristen vowed to win back Brady after she saw him kiss Nicole. Brady and Nicole decided not to sleep together and to instead remain friends. Stefano placed a brooch in Marlena's purse, and she turned it over to the police. Gabi suspected that Chad or Abigail had thrown a potted plant through the Gabi Chic window, but it was Lani that was caught on camera. Gabi warned Lani not to say anything to Eli. Hattie struggled to keep "Steve's" secret. Marlena warned "Hope" to stop hitting on John. Gina altered evidence from the loft to protect Stefano, but Rafe discovered Hope's fingerprints on the tiara. Gina and Stefano went to the New Year's Eve party as "Hope" and "Steve." Kristen told Brady that she wanted him back, but he rejected Kristen after she attacked Nicole. "Steve" convinced John and Marlena to let him stay with them in the penthouse. Steve told Kayla that he was in love with another woman. Xander failed to convince Victor that Ciara was still with Ben. Rafe confided in Roman about Hope's strange behavior. "Hope" fired Rafe.
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