Max's Garage : Abby just finished working on a car when Nick comes in, telling her he has a leak in his brain, and he was wondering if she could fix it. Nick tells Abby that he should have listened to her and told Chelsea the truth, that he was behind the emails. Abby agrees that he should have listened, as now he faces the possibility of Chelsea never speaking to him again. Nick asks Abby what she is doing at the garage. Abby explains that Max has work piling up and she wanted to give him a hand. Nick warns Abby that she should not spend so much time with Max, worried that she may get hurt. Abby confesses to Nick that she told Max about having a crush on him and to her surprise; he felt the same way also. However, he is with Mimi, and everything is okay. Nick goes on to beat himself up for what he did to Chelsea, and starts to think up ideas to make everything all right. He suggests that Abby and Max can find a connection for him to buy Chelsea a car. Abby thinks that is ridiculous, and tells Nick that she is his cousin, and Chelsea's friend, and would rather stay neutral and does not want to be in the middle. She suggests that Nick talk to Dr. Rebert and try to get Chelsea the lab assistant position in his office. Abby gets a call from Chelsea asking her to come over. Before leaving, Abby tells Nick to call Dr. Rebert.
Billie's Apartment : Chelsea is still upset, as she listens to the numerous messages left by Nick, to call him so he can explain himself. Chelsea tells her mom that she wishes he would stop calling her. Billie comes to Nick's defense telling Chelsea that the emails he sent where words from his heart, and that he wanted to tell her the truth. Chelsea agrees that he should have been honest with her. Billie asks Chelsea how she would have reacted if he had been honest with her. Chelsea does not have a response, and Billie thinks it is because she would have laughed at him, as she has done on numerous occasions. She goes further to tell Chelsea that she has always made fun of him and called him names. Chelsea asks Billie whose side she is on. Billie retaliates with the story of Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne, telling Chelsea it is somewhat romantic. Chelsea seems a bit annoyed with her mom. Billie tells Chelsea she has a right to be upset, but to get over it, give him a second chance, treat him the way she would want to be treated, and that Chelsea, of all people, knows what it is like not to get another chance. Billie further emphasizes that statement by telling her that Nick has been an exceptional friend to her.
Later, Abby shows up to talk to Chelsea. She tells Abby that she has had a bad couple of days. Abby brings up her dad but Chelsea does not want to talk about it. She goes further to say that she hates Nick and never wants to see him again. Abby tries to defend Nick. She tells Chelsea how terrible Nick feels, and how she tried to talk him into telling Chelsea the truth. Chelsea is furious. She cannot believe Abby knew about this all along, and did not say anything to her about it. Abby tells her that she has no excuses for not telling her, that she is both their friend, and did not want to be in the middle. Chelsea wonders who all knew, and if everyone is laughing at her. Abby assures her that only her and Nick knew about the situation. Chelsea's phone rings, it is Dr. Rebert asking if she is still interested in the job, and he asks if she would like to come down for an interview. Chelsea tells him she will be right down. Abby is shocked that Chelsea still wants the job. Chelsea tells her she is going to use this job to make Nick jealous. Chelsea asks Abby to lock up when she leaves. After Chelsea leaves, Abby calls Nick and tells him it was a great idea to call his boss. Nick tells Abby he has not called Dr. Rebert yet. Abby tells him that the Doctor called and asked Chelsea to come for an interview.
Chez Rouge: Nick is up at the bar at Chez Rouge, slamming back beer. Billie comes over to talk to him, asking why he wanted to meet her. Billie asks how many beers Nick has drunk; he clearly seems a bit buzzed. Nick tells her, he has had two beers, but is going to have three. Billie is upset that Nick is drinking and takes the beer away, ordering him an espresso. Nick wants to know what he can do to make things right with Chelsea. Billie tells him, knowing her daughter the way she does, it will be awhile before she forgives him, and that awhile, could be a long time. Nick goes on and on about what he did, and Billie tells him that everyone makes mistakes, look at her; she slept with the person interested in her daughter. Nick takes his espresso and drinks it like it is a shot of the best tequila, burning his mouth in the process, and tries to calm it with a glass of water. He wonders what he can do to make this up to Chelsea. He tells Billie of Abby's idea, but thinks it could go either way, she could forgive him, or she could hate him more. He tells Billie he is going to call Dr. Rebert tomorrow. Nick gets a call from Abby telling him that Chelsea has an interview, Nick looks worried and leaves.
Steve and Kayla's Suite: Kayla comes into the living room to find Steve lifting weights. He tells her that he cannot sleep. Steve asks her if she is disappointed in him for not staying at the hospital. Kayla tells Steve that she is just frustrated; she wants to see Steve get some help and get better. She asks him if he has another plan, because if he does; it is time to step up to the plate. Steve insists that he cannot live doped up in the hospital, and all that he needs is her. Kayla feels that Steve is trying to get her to give him an ultimatum. That he wants her to tell him to pack his bags. Kayla tells Steve not to take a cowards way out. She reassures him that he is the man she wants, that she has never given up on him, and never will. Steve cries and tells her that he is scared, he does not want to live like this; things have to get better. Kayla comments on the fact the DiMeras took him from his grave and tortured him all these years, any other person would not have made it through, but he is a strong man and he will make it through this as well. Later, Steve and Kayla are in bed, and Steve tells her that when he meets "the big dude", referring to god, and he asks him what the best thing he ever accomplished was, he is going to tell him the best thing he did was letting his guard down once, and letting this woman named Kayla into his heart. He goes further to say that he does not know if that will get him into Heaven, but right now, this is heaven, as he holds her close. Steve tells Kayla that he has decided to talk to Marlena. Kayla thinks that is a good idea. Later, as they are asleep, Steve dreams about being tortured, he hears E.J keep saying "you're one of us now Steve." Steve wakes up suddenly, staring at Kayla.
E.J at a Warehouse: E.J is secretly meeting an unknown person at a warehouse. This person tells E.J, "HE" is in the back of the truck. E.J demands the man put him in the warehouse. Inside the warehouse, it seems it has been made into a hospital room. The doctor checks the person's vitals and he seems stable. E.J pays the man who delivered, and tells him it would be a good idea if he kept his mouth shut. Later, we see E.J sitting beside this person saying, "I have bought the best technologically advanced equipment, I have paid for the best Doctors and Nurses, nothing is too good for you, Father." E.J turns on opera music, saying he knows how much he loves it. He further says, he has escaped death so many times and will again. E.J tells him, he is the person today because of the advanced education he received, and all the luxuries that he provided, and how he gave him the world. E.J states that now, it is time for him to give back. E.J tells him, he is going to save his life, even if it means others must die.
At the Hospital: Chelsea arrives for her interview with Dr. Rebert. Nick listens outside the door, as Chelsea is informed she has the position. After her interview, Nick tries to explain his side to Chelsea, going as far as telling her he loves her. Chelsea brushes off Nick's heart felt sentiments, telling him from this day forward they are co-workers only.
Later Chelsea visits Abby at the garage, telling her she was hired as the lab assistant. Chelsea also mentions to Abby that Nick told her he loved her. Chelsea cuts the chat short to go buy a new wardrobe of clothing with dual purposes, to impress Dr. Rebert, and to make Nick jealous.
Sami's Apartment: Lucas and Sami are talking about their upcoming wedding. Sami is still unsure of whether it will even take place. Lucas reassures her they will be married this time. Kate stops by and Lucas informs her that he has proposed to Sami. Sami gets a call from Celeste while Kate and Lucas are taking; telling her she had better stop by within ten minutes or Celeste will call the cops. Sami tells Lucas she has some shopping to do while he and his mother talk. Kate tries to talk Lucas out of marrying Sami. He tells his mom that Sami is having his baby and the wedding is going to take place, however she is not invited. Lucas further tells Kate she is out of their lives.
Carver Home: Before calling Sami, Celeste opened a speeding ticket. Photo radar shows a picture of Lexie's license plate, however the occupants where E.J and Sami. Sami arrives and Celeste tells her that she knows Sami was with E.J the night John was shot. Celeste shows Sami the photo of the speeding ticket. Sami tells Celeste the whole story; how Lucas was hurt and it was E.J who stopped to pick her up, held a gun demanding she help him get past the police road block, and finally telling Celeste that E.J forced her to have sex with him in exchange for helping save Lucas. Celeste tells Sami; E.J raped her and she must go to the police. Sami tells Celeste she is pregnant. Sami further tells Celeste how E.J was told by Stefano to "plant his seed" into a Brady woman. Celeste is horrified, she is positive E.J has killed Lexie. Sami begs Celeste to keep this a secret. Celeste agrees.
Steve and Kayla's Suite: Steve is asleep being taunted by dreams of being tortured. E.J takes off Steve's restraints and lets out and evil laugh as Steve tries to choke him. Steve wakes up realizing that he is strangling Kayla. He is horrified at what he has done as Kayla grabs a lamp to protect herself from any further attacks. Steve is crying as he tells Kayla he was dreaming that he was choking E.J. Steve feels that it would be best if Kayla calls Bo or Roman to have him arrested for assault, saying if he were in jail, he would not be able to hurt her. Kayla refuses, and Steve decides it would be best for Kayla if he leaves her.
Sami's Apartment: Lucas again reassures Sami that everything will be okay. He shows her a necklace he bought for their little girl; who will know Lucas is her daddy from her first breath. Lucas tells Sami if it is a boy, he will jazz it up with a football. They proclaim their love for each other. E.J knocks at the door. He tells them he came over to congratulate them. E.J tells them he would like to know the date so he can mark it on his calendar. Lucas and Sami are puzzled. E.J tells them he is talking about their wedding. He offers Lucas a full month off with pay for their honeymoon and use of his private jet to take them anywhere they want to go. Lucas declines. E.J insists they must accept his offer. He decides to leave and as he walks by the door, he grabs their garbage. Once in the hall E.J comments, one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Sami comments to Lucas that she thought E.J was referring to the baby earlier. Lucas wants to know why Sami is so persistent that E.J not find out. Sami tells him it is a private affair. Sami tells Lucas the doctor told her, the baby is fine, but her blood pressure is up a little. Lucas agrees to keep quiet about the baby for now.
Aboard the Cruise Ship: Belle is worried about what will happen when they dock. Shawn has an idea; he found a raft they can use to float to a nearby island. He tells Belle that he found an air vent in the bathroom, and he is going to crawl through it. He tells Belle to pack some necessities and he will return in an hour. Chief officer Stratton knocks. Belle quickly turns on the shower. He comes in the room; Belle tells him Shawn is taking a shower. Officer Stratton tells her of an article in the Canadian papers referring to the couple as kidnappers, and while she can stay in the cabin with her daughter, Shawn is going to be held in the brig. Belle gets rid of him, saying she needs to personally feed their daughter. He tells her he will be back in ten minutes.
Philip is up on deck as Willow comes to talk to him. The two talk for a few minutes. Philip tells Willow that her free ride will end. Willow tells him that he needs her. She informs Philip that she could go to the judge and tell him she was paid to lie on the stand. Just when she figured she put him in his place, Philip picks her up and holds her over the side of the railing. Willow screams, terrified, yelling at Philip to pull her back up. He pulls her back up and puts her on deck, and then leaves.
Shawn comes out of an air vent, onto the deck. He finds Claire a life vest, an officer's uniform and keys to the cabins. He returns to their room just as Officer Stratton is leaving. When the coast is clear, he enters their room with keys. Belle informs him that Officer Stratton will be back to throw him in the brig. They get ready to leave; however, Philip is in the hallway outside their door.
Steve and Kayla's Suite: Kayla tries to talk Steve out of leaving. Steve tells her he is afraid of hurting her, maybe worse. He is adamant that he is a danger to her. Kayla tells Steve he is her life, and he might as well strangle her, because she cannot live without him. Steve goes to leave, as Kayla tackles him to the floor, sitting on him, she cries and slaps him, telling him he cannot leave her. Steve gets up and runs for the door, telling her he loves her, and has to leave. He is gone, as Kayla cries.
Kayla looks at her and Steve's wedding photo, and drops it. She picks up her cell phone, and makes a call saying; "it's me. I need you right away. It is a matter of life and death."
The Warehouse: E.J arrives at the warehouse with Sami's bag of trash. He goes through it and tells his father; it is just as he expected, Samantha is expecting a baby. He sits next to him and tells him that he has succeeded in planting the "DiMera seed." E.J goes on to say, that his father made him into the man he is today, and E.J vows to make him healthy again. The hand reaches out to hold E.J's.
The sliding door to the warehouse opens, and we see Steve. He tells E.J he won, and will do whatever asked of him, just not to hurt Kayla. E.J turns, as Steve grabs him and holds a knife to his throat. E.J takes out his tarot card and uses it to get Steve off him. Steve, down on his knees, asks what he needs to do. E.J tells him, "You're one of us, it is something easy. Bring me John Black."
At the Station: Bonnie confesses to killing her husband. Roman explains to Mimi that David Lockhart came home drunk one night and he and Bonnie got into a fight and she killed him with a fireplace poker. Roman also tells Mimi that Connor went back to a juvenile ranch. Max leaves to try to find the ring, and take it for DNA testing, saying it is a long shot. Mimi speaks to Bonnie. She tells Mimi that she killed her father and to let it go. Mimi is not buying her story. She informs Bonnie that Max is going to help try to prove her story with the ring. Bonnie informs Mimi she stole it from a patient at the hospital, and to let it go. It was her, and only her that killed David Lockhart. Bonnie asks Mimi to understand as Roman takes her away.
Java Café: Abby is occupied with her laptop as new boy from school; Jed comes up to talk to her. Abby is uninterested. Chelsea come to meet Abby, and in the process, makes a snide remark to get Jed to leave them alone. After her leaves, Chelsea teases Abby about him. Chelsea complains about her calculus class, and Abby tells her that Nick would be only to happy to help her, but Chelsea reminds Abby that she does not have the time of day for Nick anymore. However, she does plan on making him squirm, and using her new boss to do just that. Chelsea notices the time and leaves to go to work. After Chelsea leaves, Jed re approaches Abby, and asks for a ride to the mall. Abby tells him that she is involved with someone, and knows the kind of games guys plays. She further tells him, to go back to his friends and tell them that he struck out.
At the Hospital: Dr. Rebert talks to Nick about his awkward approach to woman, and tells him he is the dumbest person in the world, when it comes to girls. He further tells Nick that he will teach him a few tricks. Nick tells Dr. Rebert, he does not want advice, and that woman would not like the way he talks about them. As Dr. Rebert leaves, Max comes into see Nick. He explains the situation with the ring and Bonnie and Nick agrees to check it out. Before leaving, Max asks Nick to say "hi" to Abby for him.
Chelsea arrives for work and quickly starts flirting with Dr. Rebert. She tells him that she is eager to learn and will do anything to make him happy. Chelsea tells the doctor of her trouble with calculus, and he offers to help her. Nick is unimpressed. Dr. Rebert takes Chelsea around the hospital, and later when they return, he asks her out for dinner. Chelsea agrees, as they walk out, with Chelsea looking back over her shoulder at Nick.
Meanwhile, Max returns to the station. Mimi tells him she is sure Bonnie is hiding something, that she might be protecting someone else. Max suggests she get away for a little while. She agrees, and suggests they go over to his apartment, but Max informs her he needs to get back to work, he has quite a load waiting. Mimi offers to come and help, however, max protests. Mimi decides to return to his place and wait for him there. After Mimi leaves, Max calls Abby and leaves a message for her, telling her he is going to the garage if she would like to stop by and say hello.
Aboard the Cruise Ship: Shawn tries to calm down Belle. Philip is in the hall, watching their door, as Officer Stratton comes to take Shawn to the brig. Shawn tells belle to take Claire and run. Belle informs Shawn that they are on a ship and there is nowhere to run. He demands Philip return to his room. Philip protests as they both knock on the door. Shawn tells Belle he has an idea. Belle tells the officer that Philip has been harassing them, and Shawn is in the bathroom with Claire. Philip angrily busts into the bathroom to see an open air vent, assuming Shawn took Claire and escaped through it. Officer Stratton and Philip leave to look for Shawn, as he comes crawling out from under the bed with Claire.
Shawn, Belle and Claire attempt to escape, and run into Willow. She tells them Philip is paying her to help get his daughter back, and reaches for the fire alarm. Shawn begs Willow to let them go. Officer Stratton and Philip figure out that Shawn has another officer's clothing and keys, and head back down stairs. Willow, laughing, tells them to go, and she will tell Philip they said goodbye.
Philip and Officer Stratton search Belle and Shawn's room, and realize they are gone. Philip runs into Willow, asking if she has seen them. She tells Philip they just left, and Philip is furious with her, telling her he will deal with her later. Willow laughs and snidely remarks that she cannot wait. Officer Stratton tells Philip he is going up on deck to look for Shawn and Belle.
Shawn and Belle are up on deck, and he tells her there is only one-way off, they have to jump. Belle is scared that Claire maybe hurt if they jump. Shawn re assures Belle they will be all right. He throws their things into the raft, grabs Claire; they take a deep breath and jump.
Chez Rouge: Chelsea is on her date with Dr. Rebert. He seems to have plans of talking about anything but calculus. Chelsea notices Nick hanging around the bar, and decides to make him jealous by playing along with Dr. Rebert. Nick is upset and Maggie tries to convince him that his intentions will only annoy Chelsea. Nick is worried about her, as he has a good idea of what Alan Rebert really wants. Nick tells Maggie that Chelsea is not as tough as people think.
Alan talks to Chelsea about his past relationships and then turns his conversation on Nick. Chelsea tells him that Nick has had a crush on her since he came to town. Rebert suggests they take a collection at work to buy him a life. Nick orders a beer at the bar and points out to Maggie that Rebert is giving her wine, and she is underage. Maggie goes to the couple's table and takes her wine away. Alan demands an explanation. Maggie tells him she owns the restaurant, her husband is lawyer and that Chelsea is underage. Alan suggests to Chelsea that he fix them a steak at his house. He angrily leaves to get the car.
Maggie meets up with Nick at the bar and the two high five. Chelsea approaches and calls Nick an immature loser, and a spiteful jerk, while further suggesting that he is a stalker. She goes on to say she likes Rebert because he is not Nick. He tells her he is not stalking her, but afraid for her, and wants to protect her from Rebert. Chelsea tells Nick she does not need nor want his help. Rebert returns for Chelsea, sending her out ahead, while he tells Nick what he intends to get from Chelsea. Nick goes after Rebert, who punches Nick in the stomach. He returns to the bar and drinks his beer. Maggie tells Nick not to give up, to fight for her. Nick leaves.
In the car, Chelsea asks Alan to take her home. She explains that she is not hungry. Alan tells her that he is and grabs her leg.
Aboard the Cruise Ship: Philip is looking tirelessly for Claire. Stratton informs him that Belle, Shawn, and Claire are not on the boat. He adds that they found out they are missing a life raft, and the three must have used it to get off the ship. Philip threatens to bring down the entire cruise line if they do not find his daughter.
Willow approaches Philip, and asks if there is any news. Philip is furious with her, and points out; all of this is her fault, she should never have looked the other way. He tries to toss her aside, as she connects with his jewels, telling him if he wants to play rough, she can as well. Willow suggests they work together as Philip turns her down, telling her he will not collaborate with a streetwalker. Philip tells her that she and Shawn's baby can rot in a gutter.
Stratton returns to tell Philip they found the raft, ripped in two, and they are calling off the search. Philip tells him he knows Claire is alive. The captain informs Philip that there was blood found on the raft, and they are going to have it tested, to see whom it belongs.
Willow tries to talk to Philip again. Extremely agitated, he yells at her to get out of his face. Willow suggests she helps to bring down Shawn. Philip tells her, he does not want her help. She tries to convince him that she owes him, and she always re pays her debts.
On an Island: Belle frantically tries to wake up Shawn. They have washed up onto an island. Shawn wakes up asking where Claire is, and Belle informs him that she lost her in the riptide. Both impatiently run around the island, trying to find their daughter. Shawn assures her that Claire will be found. After a while, Shawn shouts out to Belle that he found Claire. She was sitting in the sand, wet and cold, but he thinks she is fine. Shawn looks through their bag of food, and Belle notices Claire is bleeding. Shawn thinks the cut may have been from the knife he is wearing, and they bandage it up. He tries to start a fire, and hopes they will survive.
Kayla's Suite: Marlena is outside of Kayla's suite, talking to someone in regards to Belle and Shawn. She hangs up and enters Kayla's suite. Kayla informs Marlena of Steve trying to choke her, thinking it was E.J. Marlena insists they call Roman, but Kayla does not want to betray Steve. Marlena feels the situation is out of their hands, and insists she cannot let Kayla go after Steve.
Meanwhile, we see Steve in the hospital; he keeps hearing E.J telling him to bring John Black to him. Steve goes into John's room, continuously hearing E.J controlling him. He goes into a supply closet, thinking he can escape his orders.
Marlena tells Kayla that Steve is under the DiMeras' control, and she can no longer think of him as her husband, Steve Johnson. She continues to tell Kayla that Steve will only do what he is ordered to do, and wherever he is he only has he mission, to do what he is asked to do. Kayla, upset, cries that she cannot loose him again. Marlena responds that She cannot save him either.
Marlena suggests again, that Kayla call Roman. She starts to tell Kayla about what John said, however stops. Kayla is insistent that Marlena tells her. Marlena tells Kayla of the dream she had, that John told her Steve is programmed and dangerous, and she believes him. She further tells Kayla that she needs to think of Steve as the man who tried to kill her, not as her husband.
Steve enters Johns room is scrubs; he disconnects his heart monitor and breathing tubes. Steve puts John on a gurney, covers him up, and then pulls the fire alarm. He takes John out in the lobby, where he still hears the continuous banging and E.J over, and over telling him, he is one of them now. The nurses go into John's room and discover he is missing. We see Steve in the elevator with John.
Meanwhile, Marlena further tries to convince Kayla that calling the police is not betraying Steve. It is keeping someone from being hurt, because if that happens, Steve will be blamed, not the DiMeras. Kayla agrees that Steve wanted to be locked up, for everyone's sake. Marlena assures Kayla; Steve is in there somewhere and needs help. Marlena gets a call from the hospital, and finds out John is missing. She leaves with Kayla right behind her.