In the DiMera living room, Sami showed her diamond earring to Harold and asked him to be on the lookout for the other half of the pair. Sami checked her cell phone and saw a text message from Will asking to meet. As Sami sighed, E.J. entered the living room and asked her why she was ignoring work at the office. E.J. said Sami's neglect was out of character.
Defensive, Sami said that she was not neglecting her work and was delegating work. E.J. countered that Sami did not like to delegate. Sami argued E.J. was talking about her work ethic because he was sexually frustrated with her. E.J. offered to stop asking Sami about work if she would agree to return to their bed. As E.J. pulled Sami close to him and kissed her, she resisted and noted that she was not offering a bribe. Sami stressed that E.J. was not welcome in her bedroom.
E.J. joked that Sami was saving herself for a Christmas present for him. When Sami shrugged, E.J. reminded Sami that she was sleeping in his bed. Sami was annoyed at E.J.'s ploy. Changing tactics, E.J. told Sami that he knew something was wrong with her and that he wanted to know the truth. Sami countered that she was waiting for E.J. to tell the truth about Kristen.
In Eric's hospital room, Nicole lied and told him that she was dating Daniel. As Eric stared in disbelief, Daniel walked in the room, smiling, and asked how Eric was feeling. "That was quick," Eric said sourly. Daniel reviewed Eric's chart and asked Eric if he was in any pain. When Eric stared at Nicole, Daniel asked what was going on between Eric and Nicole.
"Between us?" Eric asked. Confused, Daniel left to talk to another patient. Eric questioned Nicole about the start of her relationship with Daniel. Nicole explained that when Eric had accused her of rape, she had turned to Daniel. Nicole explained that she and Daniel had supported one another. Eric said that he was worried about Nicole. Nicole explained that she and Daniel had decided not to tell anyone about their relationship to avoid any negative comments.
When Eric asked Nicole why she had told him about the relationship, Nicole explained that she wanted to explain honestly why she was no longer attracted to Eric. Nicole stressed that when Eric accused her of rape that she had realized that Eric did not know her, and she did not know him.
"We know each other's motives, so let's just move forward and focus on the truth," Nicole said. When Daniel returned, he asked for a moment alone with Eric. Reluctant to leave, Nicole asked why. When Daniel reminded Nicole of his duty to provide doctor-patient confidentiality, Nicole countered that if she was going to help Eric then she needed to be kept in the loop. Daniel said that Eric could tell Nicole about the conversation later.
After Nicole left, Daniel examined Eric. Eric admitted that he felt groggy. Daniel explained that he would have the test results within a few days. Eric thanked Daniel for his help and asked him if things would be awkward between Daniel, Nicole, and Eric. As Daniel knitted his brow, Nicole returned to the room. Daniel told Nicole that Eric needed rest, and he escorted her out of the room.
In the hallway, Daniel asked Nicole why she was behaving strangely with Eric. Nicole explained that she had informed Eric that she was dating Daniel. When Daniel asked why, she explained that she needed to convince Eric that she no longer had feelings for him. Daniel said that he would not lie to Eric. Shrugging, Nicole countered that she had already told Eric that she was dating Daniel.
Annoyed, Daniel said that he wanted to tell Eric the truth. When Nicole asked Daniel if he was refusing to help her, he countered, "How many times does a lie have to blow up in your face?" Daniel stressed that Nicole's lie would be a disaster. When Daniel walked into Eric's room to tell him the truth, he found Eric asleep. Nicole smiled and reminded Daniel that he did not need to tell Eric the truth.
In the Brady Pub, Ciara showed Allie her diamond earring. When Allie asked about the other earring, Ciara said that the earring was so special that there was only one, just like her. Ciara swore Allie to secrecy about the earring.
Across the pub, Sonny left a voicemail for Justin, asking Justin to call him. Hope overheard Sonny and asked if everything was fine. Sonny thought about the conversation he had overheard between Sami, Kate, and Gabi. Shaking his head, Sonny said he was fine. When Hope offered to help Sonny with any problems, Sonny explained that he was worried about Arianna's fussiness.
Hope looked across the room at Ciara and told Sonny that she was worried about her daughter. When Sonny asked about Bo, Hope said that she had expected Bo to return months before and that she was not sure if Bo would make it home for Christmas. As Sonny nodded, Sami placed her hand on his shoulder and startled him.
Sami thanked Hope for taking Allie ice-skating. As Hope talked about the skating, Sonny stared solemnly at Sami. When Hope went to check on the girls, Sonny started to leave. Sami stopped him and asked to talk. Sami told Sonny that she had spoken to Adrianne and that she and Adrianne had enjoyed a good talk. Sonny said he was happy to hear the news but that he had to leave.
After Sonny left, Sami asked Hope if Sonny was upset about anything. Hope said that Sonny had been looking for Justin, and everything was likely fine. Hope said goodbye to Allie and Sami, and she headed out of the pub with Ciara. Sami put a coat on Allie and told her that they were going to see Arianna.
Abigail visited Will at his apartment and cooed over Arianna. As Abigail held Arianna, she talked to Will about her college workload. Will talked about balancing work, school, and family. Will wrote tags for Christmas presents as Abigail talked about Arianna. When the conversation turned to Nick, Abigail said that she was upset with Nick's behavior.
Abigail asked if Will was still in touch with Nick, and Will said no. Will added that he did not believe that he could have kept silent about Arianna and denied her paternity. Smiling, Abigail told Will that Sonny was as proud a father as Will. Will noted that he and Sonny were the luckiest guys in the world.
Gabi visited Rafe's new apartment and took a poinsettia plant. Gabi asked the therapist if she had the right room, but when the man turned around, Gabi saw the bloodied face of Nick and dropped the potted plant on the floor. Rafe rolled his wheelchair into the living room and asked what was wrong. Gabi blinked, and Nick was gone. Standing in Nick's place was Rafe's new physical therapist, Pete. Rafe introduced Gabi to Pete.
After Pete left, Rafe asked Gabi if her jittery reaction was because of Nick. Rafe noted that Pete looked like Nick. As Gabi nodded nervously, Rafe reminded Gabi that Nick had left and was not returning to Salem.
After Gabi left, Hope and Ciara stopped by for a visit and took case files to Rafe. Rafe thanked Hope for the gift and noted that it helped him feel useful. As Hope remarked that the files included breaking and entering and larcenies, Rafe joked that he was hoping for a homicide. Gabi's face fell slightly, but she recovered and looked away.
Hope reviewed the files with Rafe while Gabi talked to Ciara about Arianna. When Ciara said that Hope was too busy to take Ciara over for a visit, Gabi assured Ciara that Hope would make time for Ciara. Ciara nodded sadly.
After Gabi left, Rafe asked Ciara if she was feeling okay. Ciara shook her head no. When Rafe asked what was wrong, Ciara informed Rafe that she had fought with a girl because Ciara had been jealous of the other girl's skating ability. Rafe offered to teach Ciara how to skate when he was able to walk again. When Ciara said she could not skate backwards, Rafe informed Ciara that she should not say she could not do anything. Smiling, Ciara high-fived Rafe. Hope thanked Rafe for taking time to talk to Ciara and cheer her up.
At a table at Club TBD, Abigail flipped through an art history book on Rafael's angels as E.J. entered the room. Embarrassed, Abigail noted that she had not purchased the book based on E.J.'s comments about Rafael's paintings. E.J. countered that he believed Abigail had purchased the book because of Jack.
Abigail admitted that she wanted to understand why Jack had given her the angel wing pendant. E.J. leafed through the book and pointed out a painting of the Madonna and her child. E.J. noted that the angels in the painting had grown in popularity.
"I believe that when a man has a child, he sees the world through different eyes. He's no longer the most important person in his life. And in his children, he sees the image of his better angels," E.J. said. Abigail said if that were true with Jack then she had proved Jack wrong.
E.J. argued that Abigail was too hard on herself. E.J. asked Abigail why she felt so strongly about lying. Abigail explained that Jack had taught her that nothing was more important than the truth. With a grin, E.J. said that Jack would be proud of his daughter. Abigail thanked E.J. for helping her understand her father's message.
At Will's apartment, Sami and Allie stopped by to visit Arianna. Sami asked Will if he had seen her diamond earring. Will said no. Allie noted that Ciara had an earring like Sami's but that the earring was a secret. When Sami showed the earring to Allie, Allie said that Ciara's earring looked like Sami's and that Ciara only had the one earring. Allie stressed that it was a secret and asked Sami not to tell Ciara that Allie had told her.
When Sami said it was time to leave, Will stopped her and informed her that he knew about his surprise party. Sami said that there was no party. Unfazed, Will asked Sami to cancel the party. Sami agreed. Suspicious of Sami's quick response, Will stressed that he did not want a party. When Sami shrugged, Will explained that Sonny had been hiding in the closet when Sami, Kate, and Gabi had been talking. Sami's jaw dropped open.
In the town square, Gabi called out to Sonny. When Sonny saw Gabi, he thought about Gabi's confession that she had murdered Nick. Noting the look on Sonny's face, Gabi asked him what was wrong. Sonny said he was in a rush to get to the club. When Gabi said that it was Sonny's day off of work, he countered that the club was slammed and that they needed him. Gabi cocked her head and added that she had just left the club and that it was dead.
Gabi asked Sonny why he was eager to get away from her. Shaking his head, Sonny said he was preoccupied. Unsure, Gabi asked Sonny if something was wrong. With a sigh, Gabi asked Sonny if he knew about Nick.