"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
Gabi is torn when Will asks if Vivian shot his grandmother; Kristen demands Xander help her win back Brady; Lucas weighs out options about Kate’s life; Brady confesses to Sonny that he’s having difficulty fighting off his attraction for Kristen.
Kristen enlists Rolf for an unusual procedure; Lucas has Kayla run tests to see if Kate’s heart would be a match for Julie; Sarah and Brady try to bolster one another over the havoc Kristen has created; Ben seeks Marlena’s help regarding Jordan.
Julie makes a dying request to Maggie; Sarah prepares to end her pregnancy; Jack and JJ continue to search for Jennifer; Jennifer tries to gain Dr. Shah’s trust.
Jack and Dr. Shah have a showdown over Jennifer!; Eli and Lani learn Lucas is giving Kate’s heart to Julie; Rolf delivers shocking news to Kristen; Lucas and Will say a tearful farewell to Kate.
Gabi is furious when she hears Vivian tell Stefan he’d be better off with Eve; Jack and Jennifer have an emotional reunion; Kristen is thrilled over her stroke of good luck; Sarah decides to keep her baby.
Doug and Hope deliver bad news to Julie; Lucas comes under fire for his decision; Rafe grills Gabi and Stefan about Vivian; Jack and Jennifer share a heartfelt reunion with JJ.
Kristen informs Brady she’s pregnant with his child!; Rafe warns Gabi about helping Stefan and his mother; Vivian seeks shelter from an old ally; Xander gives Nicole what she wants.
Julie makes a dying request to Doug; Ciara’s life is threatened; Vivian pulls a gun on Kristen; Nicole asks Sarah if she’s pregnant.
Ciara and Ben tell Lani they think Jordan tried to kill Ciara; Brady tells Marlena that Kristen is pregnant with his baby; Stefan and Gabi have a romantic night; Tragedy strikes as Vivian tries to flee town.
Jack informs Eve he got his memory back; Gabi receives horrific news; Lani is shaken when she realizes what she’s done; Julie passes out after she and Doug reminisce about their life together.
Gabi is devastated when she learns of Stefan’s prognosis; Kayla reveals a solution to saving Julie’s life; Vivian sneaks out of Salem when Robin Strasser exits Days of our Lives.
Brady breaks the news about Kristen’s pregnancy to Victor.
Ciara finds herself in close quarters with Jordan.
Hope struggles to escape from Rolf.
Doug and the rest of the family prepare to say a final good-bye to Julie.
Xander enlists Rolf’s help; Anna is blindsided by Tony; Nicole and Eric have a heart-to-heart; Marlena and John become concerned about Hope.
Nicole stumbles onto a secret; Sarah reveals to Eric that she’s leaving Salem; Brady and Kristen bond over her pregnancy; John and Marlena fear Brady is making a mistake.
Victor orders a hit on Jordan; Ben and Rafe get new information about Ciara’s near hit-and-run; Gabi is grief-stricken over Stefan’s death; Xander tries to convince Nicole to keep her mouth shut.
Julie discovers Gabi gave her Stefan’s heart; Gabi is furious when she hears Eli and Lani happily making wedding plans; Kate is perplexed by an encounter with Hope; Jack makes amends with Abe.
Nicole struggles to keep the truth from Eric; Ben apologizes to Jordan; Hope’s strange behavior continues; Kayla reveals to Gabi, Eli, and Lani that Julie isn’t out of the woods just yet.
Brady supports Kristen during a medical crisis; Xander asks Sarah for a favor in return for keeping her secret; Eve refuses to sign Jack’s divorce papers; Jennifer tries to access Rolf’s flash drive.
Jordan cooks up a deadly plan; Kayla and Roman question Hope’s odd behavior; Rolf threatens Jennifer; Things turn romantic as Ciara helps Ben make a gift for David.
Justin proposes to Adrienne!; Eli and Lani plan their wedding while Gabi plots to end their happiness; Brady receives the results of the paternity test; Jack and Jennifer’s romantic plans are derailed.
On the day of Stefan’s funeral, Gabi vows to avenge his death; Jack asks Jennifer to marry him!
Ciara suddenly doesn’t feel well at David’s party; Gabi lowers the boom on Lani; Eli and Julie have a heart-to-heart; Rolf completes his plot against Hope.
Ciara finds incriminating evidence in Ben’s coat pocket; Gabi proves to Lani she’ll make good on her threat; Haley informs John and Marlena of a strange encounter with Hope; Jordan realizes her plan has claimed an unintended victim.
Jordan attacks JJ; Rafe becomes suspicious of Jordan; John and Marlena confront “Hope."; Jack and Jennifer have a tense run-in with Dr. Rolf.
Lani tries to outmaneuver Gabi; Xander needles Nicole about Eric’s feelings for Sarah; Ciara plays cat and mouse with Jordan; Ben frantically searches for his sister.
It’s Halloween in Salem!; Tony has a startling revelation for Marlena; Jordan breaks Claire out of Bayview to wreak havoc on Salem when Olivia Rose Keegan returns to Days of our Lives; Ben gives in to his dark side.
It’s Lani and Eli’s wedding day!; Lani suggests a compromise to Gabi; Xander is thrown when Hope doesn’t seem to recognize him.
Lani makes a heartbreaking decision; Gabi forces Lani’s hand; Marlena warns Sarah about dating Xander; Justin and Adrienne share good news with Jack and Jennifer.
Princess Gina takes drastic measures to protect Rolf’s secrets; A double wedding takes place in the town square!; Eve tries to stir up trouble for Jack and Jennifer; Jennifer makes a shocking discovery.
Kayla and Haley work to save Jennifer’s life; Lani punches Gabi!; Gina has a run-in with Rafe; Julie is stunned when Eli tells her what happened at the wedding.
Ben fears he’s going to have to kill Jordan; Kristen has a pregnancy scare; Jack and JJ search for answers about Jennifer’s fall; Nicole struggles with whether or not she should tell Eric that Sarah is pregnant.
Gina tries to ensure Jennifer never wakes up; Ben makes a horrific discovery; Kristen drops a bomb on Eric; John and Marlena mark their one-year wedding anniversary.
An unexpected death is revealed; Jennifer is reunited with Abigail and JJ; Sarah’s baby drama takes a surprising turn; Ben shares his woes with a surprising confidante.
Ciara tells Victor she’s given up on Ben; Princess Gina has a shocking new companion; Jack informs Jennifer the person responsible for her fall is in prison.
Eric realizes JJ is high; Nicole and Sarah share their guilt over their deception; Brady recalls his struggles from the past year; Chad makes a confession to Abigail.
Chad admits to Abigail he’s been in contact with Stefano; Gabi tells Eli she thinks Chad is plotting against her; JJ blows up at Brady; There is a shocking reveal involving Lani.
Princess Gina makes a move on John; Julie is alarmed when her heart starts to race for apparently no reason; Kristen talks about the incident that caused her to leave Salem; Kayla heads home for a romantic evening.
Kayla and her new beau reminisce about how they came together; He’s revealed to be Justin!; Sonny opens up to Evan; Marlena’s return throws a monkey wrench into Gina’s plans; Chad and Abigail argue about Stefano.
Ciara snoops around Xander’s office; Sarah and Xander bond over the baby; Eve summons Abigail; Chad is put to the challenge.
Ben is horrified by Clyde’s confession; A frantic Sarah tells Xander her baby is missing!; Sonny confides to Chad about his situation with Will; Eve urges Abigail to investigate Jennifer’s fall.
Jennifer receives devastating news from the past year; Clyde puts the screws to Xander; Ciara takes matters into her own hands; Eric informs Roman about his big plans for the future.
Abigail catches Eli going through Chad’s laptop; Xander hands Hope his confession; Eric has a surprise for Nicole; Ciara plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Ciara takes on Mickey’s kidnapper; Chad’s meeting with Stefano doesn’t go the way he imagined.
Lani finally confides to someone why she left Eli; Abigail and JJ talk about Haley’s death.
Marlena receives a present from an admirer; Eve celebrates her first Thanksgiving in prison with Hattie; Steve Johnson comes back to Salem
John and Marlena suspect Stefano is the one who reached out to her; Justin and Kayla discuss taking a huge step in their relationship; Ciara updates Ben on her investigation; Clyde makes an attempt on Will’s life!
Ben tries to stop Clyde from hurting Will; Ciara breaks into Xander’s metal box to uncover his secret; Nicole urges Eric to forgive her; Evan pulls Sonny into a kiss!
Gabi sends Eli off to Rome to thwart Chad; Abigail tells “Hope” she doesn’t believe Eve pushed her mother; Lani reveals to Abe she’s made a commitment to someone; JJ is desperate to uncover Kristen’s location.
Sarah tells Xander that Eric is willing to share custody… but on one condition; “Hope” offers resistance when Abigail asks to look into Jennifer’s case; Rafe questions “Hope’s” odd behavior; Eric introduces Mickey to Roman and Marlena.
Lani is stunned when she comes face-to-face with someone from Salem; Gabi and Chad go head-to-head for control over DiMera; JJ trails Eli, hoping he’ll lead him to Kristen; Marlena tells Eric that Mickey has a fever.
Abigail brings Jennifer back to the scene of the crime to jog her memory.
Lani makes a huge appeal to JJ to spare Kristen; Gabi tries to throw Chad out of the house.
Eric and Sarah receive upsetting news about Mickey.
Will and Justin come face-to-face; Kate blasts Sonny when she learns he shared a kiss with Evan; After hearing the news about Mickey, Nicole tries to comfort Eric; Sarah and Eric make a big decision to help their daughter.
Feeling the pressure, Hope makes plans to flee Salem; Chad helps Abigail investigate her mother’s case; Xander becomes suspicious of Ciara; Jack brings Jennifer home from the hospital, and they share a little romance.
Will makes a difficult sacrifice for Sonny’s happiness; Clyde reams Ben out for betraying him; Ciara’s mission to find the truth is thwarted by Xander; Eve is cleared when new evidence is discovered.
Marlena gives John an ultimatum about “Hope.”; Lani and Kristen hatch a plan to win back what is rightfully theirs; Julie cares for JJ as he struggles with sobriety; Chad confronts Kate about Stefano.
Rafe attempts to hunt down Rolf; Jack comforts an unsettled Jennifer; Marlena confides in a guilty Kate; Gina is upset by John’s decision.
Victor becomes suspicious of Ciara; Gina is put on the hot seat when Rafe finds her in the secret lair; Kate gets under Kayla’s skin; Evan and Sonny grow closer.
Roman realizes Kate is hiding someone in her room; Gabi is stunned when she receives a call from Kristen; Abigail questions Eli’s feelings for Gabi; Stefano gets a surprise visitor.
Kayla and Justin plan a romantic Christmas together; “Stefano” is tempted to reveal himself to Marlena; Rafe questions why “Hope” and Kate were fighting; JJ comes clean about his addiction to Jack and Jennifer.
Eve and Hattie both receive an early Christmas gift; It’s Christmas Eve in Salem!; Julie worries no one is going to come to the Horton tree trimming; Xander has a Christmas surprise for Sarah.
“Stefano” secretly joins the Christmas party at the hospital; John gets an unpleasant surprise at home; Marlena helps Ciara visit Ben without Victor’s knowledge; Kate is upset to see Sonny with Evan.
Marlena finds a mysterious gift in her purse; Kayla follows “Stefano” and confronts him; Hattie asks Roman for a favor; Xander gives Sarah a special Christmas present.
Lani indirectly strikes back at Gabi; Hattie is thrown when she finds “Steve” in Kate’s room; Lani and Kristen return to Salem; Nicole impulsively pulls Brady in for a kiss.
Kristen is enraged when she spies Brady and Nicole kissing; Marlena confronts “Hope” about her feelings for John; Kate threatens to expose Stefano; Gabi discovers someone has vandalized Gabi Chic.
Julie and Doug’s New Year’s Eve party is crashed by an unexpected couple; Eli receives surprising news about the person who threw a rock through the Gabi Chic window; Kayla, Justin, Marlena, and John share theories about who might’ve been the mystery Santa Claus; Kristen is tormented by the thought of Brady being with Nicole; Eve leaves Salem after wreaking havoc on Salemites when Kassie DePaiva exits Days of our Lives.
Kristen attacks Nicole; Marlena, John, Kayla, and Justin are stunned by Steve’s return; Kristen tells Brady she wants him back; Gabi is stunned to discover Lani is back in town.
Kayla confronts Steve one-on-one; Gina lashes out at Rafe; Ciara supports Ben on the day of his final appeal; Xander and Victor realize Ciara has been playing them.
Ciara’s confrontation with Victor takes a stunning turn!; Evan and Sonny share a kiss; Kayla presses Steve to tell her about the woman he loves; Xander threatens Ben.
Kristen uses Gabi to get what she wants; Eli questions Lani about why she threw a rock through Gabi’s window; Xander blames Ciara for Victor’s medical crisis; Brady learns about Victor’s condition.
Lani confides in JJ, who offers his help; Nicole lies to Kristen about her relationship with Brady; Gabi tries to cover her tracks with Eli; Kate warns Will about Evan.
Kristen is thrown when someone unexpected shows up on her doorstep; Jack rips into “Steve” and is perplexed by his brother’s behavior; Brady decides to go along with Nicole’s ruse; Xander warns Ciara to stay away from Victor.
Ciara delivers bad news to Ben; Justin urges Victor to do the right thing regarding Ben; Gina squirms as John questions her about Steve; Stefano tests Kristen’s loyalty.
Clyde suggests to Ben they break out of prison; Hattie causes complications for Kate; “Steve” reveals his true identity to Kristen; Ciara is blown away when Xander and Victor’s secret is revealed.
Chad grows suspicious of Kate; Abigail is surprised to find “Steve” with Kristen; Eli proposes to Gabi!; Lani reveals to JJ what Gabi has done.
Abe is stunned when Eli fills him in about Lani; Gina and Stefano devise a new plot to break up John and Marlena; Armed with a hidden agenda, JJ pays Gabi a visit; Julie has bold advice for Kayla.
“Steve” convinces John to leave town with him to hunt down Stefano; JJ attempts to disable Gabi’s pacemaker app; Lani enlists Kristen’s help; Kayla and Rafe compare notes on Hope.
Sonny visits Will in prison so they can sign their divorce papers; Eric and Sarah receive more bad news about Mickey; Xander demands to know what Ciara is going to do now that she knows the truth; Kristen wants to talk to Brady about the day their baby died.
Sonny and Justin revisit the last day of Adrienne’s life — which happens to be last Mother’s Day; Sonny has a surprising proposal for Will; Sarah goes into labor; Brady causes tension when he brings Kristen to his parents’ townhouse for Mother’s Day.
Tragedy strikes Adrienne and Sarah; Tony learns Anna has betrayed him; Maggie gets an upsetting visit from someone from her past; Xander makes an admission to Victor.
As Kristen prepares to give birth, a complication arises; Will finds Adrienne and Sarah in a precarious situation; Xander helps Sarah deliver her baby; Kayla relays heartbreaking news to Justin.
Victor and Xander make a fateful decision; A guilt-ridden Will confides in JJ; Kristen’s entire world is shattered; Justin informs Sonny that Adrienne has died.
Brady is stunned to learn what Kristen has done; Abigail tells JJ that Haley is dead; Will confesses to Sonny and Justin; Jack tearfully says goodbye to Adrienne.
Brady and Kristen bond as they grieve over their daughter; Will and Ciara debate whether or not they should come forward with the truth; Sonny and Evan grow closer; Kristen stirs up trouble for Eric and Nicole.
‘Steve’ explodes at Anna, and Eli dreams of Lani; John and “Steve” run into familiar faces as they search for Stefano; Kate realizes Marlena is in danger; Gina is rattled when Shawn arrives in Salem at Rafe’s behest which brings Brandon Beemer back to Days of our Lives; Lani learns Eli and Gabi are getting married.
Kate confronts Gina about her and Stefano’s plans for John and Marlena; Anna, Tony, and John are shocked when “Steve” lashes out at Anna; Rafe is stunned when Shawn explains his theory about his mother’s strange behavior; Chad grills Kristen about her meeting with Stefano.
Princess Gina tries to lure Marlena into a trap; John grows suspicious of “Steve.”; Rafe and Shawn desperately try to track down Gina; A guilt-ridden Kate makes a confession.
“Steve” informs Marlena that John is dead!; Chad and Abigail make a startling discovery; Believing Nicole is with Brady, Eric turns to someone else for comfort; Brady is thrown by Xander’s urgent request.
Xander is stunned when he finds Eric and Sarah in a compromising position; Gina consoles John over Marlena’s “death."; Nicole comes clean; Chad and Abigail have many questions after discovering the portrait of “Stevano.”
Brady and Kristen share a kiss; Sarah declares her love for Xander!; Eric and Nicole reconcile; Ciara fears she’s let Ben down.
Gabi scrambles to keep control over Julie’s heart; Sarah and Xander have a romantic evening; JJ and Lani make moves to thwart Gabi’s hold over Julie; Eric moves back in with Nicole.
Gina drugs John!; Ciara hits upon a new theory regarding Jordan’s killer; Clyde pushes Ben to escape with him from prison; Rafe and Roman arrive in Prague to search for Hope and Marlena.
“Steve” reveals his true identity to Marlena; Will helps Clyde and Ben with their escape plan; Gina goes for broke to win over John; Abigail and Chad question Kristen about the portrait of Steve.
Marlena makes a sacrifice to save John’s life; Stefano and Chad come to blows; Ben and Clyde’s prison escape goes awry; Kate and Rafe desperately try to track down Princess Gina.
Chad and Abigail get locked inside Gina’s lair; Jennifer finally remembers it was Hope who pushed her off the balcony; Princess Gina attempts to outwit Rafe; “Steve” seeks help from Kayla.
Ciara hides Ben at the DiMera gatehouse; Kayla smuggles “Steve” out of the hospital; Sarah and Eric receive news about the bone marrow search for Mickey; Kristen keeps a secret from Brady, even as they grow closer.
“Steve” continues to deceive Kayla; Shawn confronts Princess Gina and tries to get through to his mother; Gabi plots to maintain control over Julie’s heart; Lani fears nothing will stop Eli from marrying Gabi today.
Gabi and Eli’s Valentine’s Day wedding begins; Abe and Eli have a heart-to-heart about Lani; Chad and Abigail share a romantic moment on Valentine’s Day.
Gabi makes a huge admission; Lani crashes Gabi and Eli’s wedding; Valerie Grant attends her son’s wedding when Vanessa Williams returns to Days; Julie collapses!; Sonny and Will separately recall their last Valentine’s Day together.
Jennifer receives sad news about a loved one – the death of Bill Horton; Doug reflects on his 50 years in Salem (Bill Hayes’s 50th anniversary episode); As Bill Hayes celebrates 50 years on Days, he’s honored when his character Doug has an unexpected death in the family which causes him to reminisce about when he first came to Salem; Rafe arrests Gabi!; Lani attempts to explain her actions to Eli.
Hattie and Roman share a sweet moment; Kayla is shocked by “Steve’s” revelation; Marlena and John have a romantic Valentine’s Day; Rafe and Justin try to track down Kayla.
Ciara shares with Ben her theory about Jordan’s killer; Kristen has an unsettling dream about Rachel; Sarah receives hopeful news about Mackenzie!; Sonny asks Will why he hasn’t filed the divorce papers.
Will questions Maggie about the night of the accident; Ciara resorts to desperate measures to stop Rafe from arresting Ben; Gabi faces a bleak future; Sarah is shocked when she learns the identity of Mickey’s bone marrow match.
Gabi uses a stunning revelation to her advantage; Maggie wrestles with unsettling memories; Ben and Ciara are separated once again as he’s escorted back to prison; Victor pressures Will not to expose Maggie.
Sarah and Eric are faced with a difficult decision; Maggie confronts Xander and Victor about the night of Adrienne’s death; Gabi makes a last ditch effort to avoid prison; Valerie and Julie urge Eli to work things out with Lani.
Eli and Lani reunite!; Maggie makes a confession to Sonny; Chad gloats to Gabi that she’s been fired from DiMera; Justin is thrown when “Steve” shows up on his doorstep.
Maggie offers a heartfelt apology to Justin; Ben prepares for his execution; Stefano attacks Gabi!; Will has a big surprise for Sonny.
Stefano tells Justin he wants Marlena in exchange for Kayla; Ben says goodbye to Clyde before his execution begins; Rafe confronts Evan about his deceit; Ciara receives key information about Jordan’s killer.
Kayla is horrified as Rolf suggests a new way for Stefano to have Marlena; Justin turns to John for help; Ciara tries to stop Ben’s execution!
In a race against time, Ciara and Will work to exonerate Ben; As the lethal injection begins, Ben has flashes of his life with Ciara; Kristen lays into Gabi; Xander is upset when he runs into Dr. Raynor, who knows about the baby switch.
Ben flatlines!; Rafe makes an appeal to Evan to find David; Nicole suspects Xander and Dr. Raynor share a secret; Maggie prepares to turn herself in.
Jennifer has an intense confrontation with Princess Gina; Justin and Marlena meet with Stefano to negotiate Kayla’s release; Roman blasts Kate for aiding and abetting Gina and Stefano; Chad falls under Stefano’s spell.
Chad prepares to carry out his father’s deadly wishes; John and Justin’s plan goes horribly awry; Julie blasts Gabi for her actions; Eli and Lani’s reunion is interrupted by unhappy news.
Marlena tries to talk her way out of Rolf’s procedure; John, Justin, and Kayla find themselves in grave danger; Chad attempts to smother Gabi; Ben thanks Ciara for saving his life.
Chad receives orders to kill Kate; Stefano tries to reconnect with Marlena after Dr. Rolf’s procedure; Justin confides in Jack his fear about losing Kayla; John seeks Gina’s help to find Stefano and Marlena.
To Rafe’s dismay, Evan scores a legal victory; John apprehends Rolf; Gina taunts Shawn and Ciara, insisting they will never get their mother back; Kate’s unaware her life is in danger.
Will lays into Victor; Kristen and Brady reminisce about Rachel; Rafe and Sonny confront Evan; Suspicious Nicole questions Xander about Dr. Raynor.
Evan meets up with someone unexpected; Kristen asks Eric if she can hold Mickey; Will and Sonny recommit to their marriage; Nicole starts to put the pieces together regarding Mickey and Rachel.
John questions Kristen about Stefano; Nicole reels as she realizes Mackenzie could be Brady and Kristen’s child; Xander proposes to Sarah!
Clyde is thrown when Ben tells him Evan’s real name; Ciara delivers bad news to Ben; Gina makes one last plea to Rolf to save her; Lani and Eli help Rafe search for David.
Jennifer and Kayla reveal devastating news to Hope; Hope is shocked to learn Rolf turned her into Princess Gina: Clyde reveals to Ben how he was partly responsible for Jordan meeting Evan; Rafe grills Evan.
Xander warns Victor that Nicole is on to them; Stefano instructs Chad to organize a family reunion; Kristen and Brady comfort one another as they reminisce about Rachel; Nicole takes steps to prove her suspicions.
Chad attacks Kate and Gabi; Nicole picks a fight with Kristen; Hope presses Kayla to learn what other damage she caused while she was Gina; Stefano makes headway with Marlena.
Kate and Gabi find themselves trapped together; Chad struggles to hide the truth from Abigail; Stefano attempts to connect with Marlena; Sonny urges Evan to do the right thing.
Maggie says goodbye to her loved ones before going to prison; Ben is released from prison and reunites with Ciara; Kayla fills in the gaps for Hope; Nicole gets answers about Mickey.
Nicole confides her suspicions to Abe; Hattie presses Roman about his feelings for her; Eric expresses concern to Sarah about Xander’s role in Mickey’s life; Ben and Ciara enjoy a day of romance.
Hattie makes a surprising decision about her future; Stefano proposes to Marlena; Anna and Abigail grow suspicious of Chad’s behavior; Chad convinces Tony and Kristen to attend a very special family gathering.
Abigail makes a shocking discovery; Tony and Kristen are stunned when Stefano reveals he and Marlena are getting married tonight; Marlena is conflicted when she feels John reaching out to her; While searching for Marlena, John and Brady turn to Hope for help.
Brady is shot; Stefano urges Marlena to end John’s life; Anna and Abigail attempt to rescue their loved ones; Abe helps Nicole track down Dr. Raynor.
Anna creates complete chaos at Stefano’s hideout; Abigail tries to break Stefano’s spell over a brainwashed Chad; Kayla and Justin discuss the fate of their relationship; Ben and Ciara discuss their future.
Clyde turns Ben’s world upside down when he escapes from prison; Nicole is stunned when someone from her past shows up on her doorstep.
Eric realizes Nicole lied to him; Nicole confronts Dr. Raynor; John tricks Rolf to get what he wants; Eli and Lani have a frosty encounter with Gabi.
Brady is perplexed by Mackenzie’s birthmark; Eric confronts Abe about Nicole; Kristen and Tony bond over their feelings about their father; Hattie says farewell to Salem.
Nicole reveals to Eric the truth about Mackenzie; Xander makes plans for his and Sarah’s nuptials; John nervously awaits news about Marlena’s surgery; Stefano is determined to thwart Kayla’s attempts to end his control over Steve’s body.
Kayla makes a bold decision in order to get Steve back; Stefano makes one last request to see his children; Eric prepares to tell Brady and Kristen the truth about their daughter; Abigail and Anna voice their concern over Chad and Tony.
Kayla and Sarah encounter an unexpected complication during Steve’s surgery; Eric shares a tearful goodbye with Mackenzie; Xander has a surprising request for Sonny; Evan meets with Ben face-to-face.
Justin confides in Jennifer about his fear of losing Kayla; Victor and Xander share a touching moment; Eric and Nicole intercept Sarah on the day of her wedding; Kayla sits vigil with Steve after his surgery.
Sarah gets the shock of her life; Steve wakes up from his surgery, but there’s a hitch; Kristen struggles with her pain; Marlena tries to help Steve.
Marlena and John intervene on Kristen’s behalf.
Kayla informs Steve she is with Justin now.
Sarah makes a shocking decision!
Hope continues to struggle with her past as Gina.
John breaks the news to Marlena about Orpheus.
Steve makes a surprising decision regarding Kayla; Rafe is thrown when Zoey declares she’s suing for custody of David.
Kate applies for a job with Abe; Hope and Steve commiserate together; Gabi goes up against Chad; Kayla tells Justin her decision about their future.
Brady, Kristen, Eric, and Nicole wait for word on Sarah and the baby; Victor berates Xander for allowing the truth to come out; Gabi lobbies for the CEO position at DiMera.
Kristen attacks Victor!; Gabi is stunned when she sees a familiar face; Li Shin makes a decision about Chad’s fate at DiMera; Sarah hides out in Paris with Rachel.
Ben has a shocking encounter; Chad and Abigail celebrate their victory; Victor is rushed to the hospital; Xander pleads with Sarah on the phone, insisting he can help her.
Ben can’t get over Jake’s resemblance to an old friend; Brady goes to extremes to protect Kristen; Abigail has a terrifying experience; Gabi tells Will about seeing Stefan’s reflection in the store window.
Abigail and Chad learn the reason for her hallucinations; Hope apologizes to John and Marlena for her actions as Gina; Justin gives Rafe disheartening news about his plans to adopt David; Kayla lays into Steve.
Evan tells Zoey his secret; John agrees to Orpheus’ offer; Chad accuses Gabi of drugging Abigail; Steve and Kayla share a moment as she helps him put back on his patch.
Gabi faints when she sees “Stefan."; Sarah is stunned when she runs into Rex in Paris; Kristen tells Brady she’s going to confess!: Ciara holds vigil next to Victor in the hospital.
As Sarah prepares to flee, Rex learns she’s on the run; Kristen is alarmed when she learns Victor has woken up; Eli questions Victor about his stabbing: Ciara and Ben celebrate his new job.
Believing he’s really Stefan, Gabi accuses Jake of lying about his identity; Abigail has another hallucination; Sarah pleads with Rex to keep her secret; Kristen makes a confession to Lani.
Xander breaks devastating news to Maggie; Sarah takes extreme measures to keep “her” daughter; Eli becomes suspicious of Lani.
Zoey tries to intimidate Sonny as he prepares to testify at Evan’s trial; Maggie slaps Xander; Sarah opens up to Rex about Maggie’s role in Mackenzie’s death; Lani helps Kristen track down Sarah’s location.
Ben finds himself in a dangerous situation; Gabi kisses Jake!; Marlena questions Kayla about her feelings for Steve.; Hope and Steve bond as they try to put Princess Gina and Stefano behind them.
Lani explains to a furious Eli why she helped Kristen escape; Ciara tends to an injured Ben; Xander warns Victor that Maggie knows the truth; Sarah’s plans hit a snag.
Kate gives Jake the rundown on Stefan DiMera; Sarah prepares to disappear forever with “her” daughter; Brady and Xander come to blows; Ben asks Ciara an important question.
Ciara accepts Ben’s proposal; Sonny and Will reflect on the anniversary of Adrienne’s death; Brady makes a difficult decision; Sarah and Kristen come face-to-face.
Abigail attacks Kate; Gabi seeks answers from Rolf about Stefan; Ciara tells Hope about her engagement to Ben; Ben questions Jake about the goons who came by the garage.
Evan and his family arrive in court for his verdict; Jake rejects Gabi’s attempts to help him with his memory; Chad, Jack, and Jennifer rally around Abigail; Lani tells Eli she’s going to confess to Rafe.
Orpheus delivers horrifying news to Marlena; Maggie and Sarah have an emotional heart-to-heart; Zoey reveals Evan’s secret to Rafe; Eric is furious with Brady when he learns what he’s done.
Marlena and Rafe compare notes about Orpheus.
Xander desperately attempts to revive Maggie.
Eli and Lani question Gabi about her attack on Jake; Victor asks Brady for forgiveness; Ciara begins planning her wedding to Ben; Chad tells Abigail about a possible treatment for her hallucinations.
Brady plays hardball with Victor; Xander pleads with Sarah to give him a second chance; Lani arrests Gabi; Sonny appeals to Evan to come clean.
Zoey keeps a secret from Rafe; Orpheus reveals to John he has big plans.
Steve and Marlena meet with Orpheus to save John; Hope and Rafe desperately search for David; Eric asks Nicole to marry him!; Nicole warns Abe he’s making a mistake by hiring Kate.
Rafe is shot; Orpheus has one last trick up his sleeve for Marlena and John; Justin angrily confronts Orpheus; Will and Sonny share a romantic night.
Jack lays into Gabi; Eli proposes to Lani; Ciara asks Julie an important question; Abigail shares a heartfelt goodbye with her family as she leaves for Florida.
Eli and Lani receive shocking news; Ciara helps Ben out of another dangerous situation; Justin visits Adrienne’s grave to ask her permission to marry Kayla; Jake pushes Gabi away.
Steve prepares to tell Kayla he wants to be with her; Xander confronts Brady about stabbing him in the back; John rips into Victor for what he did to Brady; Sonny and Justin have a heart-to-heart at Adrienne’s grave site.
Lani grapples with her fears about her pregnancy; Steve witnesses Justin’s proposal to Kayla; Will and Sonny make a life-changing decision; Rafe is surprised by Zoey’s news concerning David’s custody case.
Jake comes clean with Ben; Sarah lays into Victor for what he did to her; John questions Brady’s motives; Marlena gets a surprising call.
Xander asks Sarah for another chance; Eric and Ciara share their concern for Brady; Ben offers to help Jake locate his ex-girlfriend; Claire pleads with Marlena to help her gain early release from Bayview.
Hope goes to bat for Rafe in his custody battle with Zoey; Orpheus’ time in Salem is up.
Jake reveals to Ben and Ciara that Gabi has been kidnapped; A drunk Steve is tempted to tell Kayla the truth.
Ben, Jake, and Ciara try to track down Gwen; Belle and Shawn arrive in Salem to discuss Claire’s future; Will and Sonny realize Gabi is missing; Claire asks Gwen to keep her secret.
Claire privately anticipates Ben and Ciara’s wedding; Hope reassures Ciara about Claire’s impending release; Will and Sonny press Ben and Jake to tell them what they know about Gabi’s disappearance; Eric tells Abe he wants to surprise Nicole by getting married immediately!
Lucas comes to Kate with distressing news; Rafe is dealt a huge blow;Eric and Nicole get an unexpected visitor; Kayla questions Steve about his behavior.
Allie pleads with Eric and Nicole to keep her secret; Eli and Lani make a big decision about their wedding; Hope comforts Rafe in the wake of his loss; Will and Sonny discuss their plans to have a baby.
Ciara confronts Brady about his true intentions; Allie drops a bombshell on Lucas; Claire is released from Bayview; Xander seeks advice from Jack about Sarah.
Julie is stunned when she sees Jake for the first time; Sarah suggests to Brady they take their revenge a step further; Claire insists to Ciara she wants to make amends; Ben asks Will to be his best man.
A kidnapped Gabi fears her time is running out; Eli and Lani demand the truth from Jake; John and Marlena realize Claire tricked them; Claire provides key information to Ben and Ciara.
Ben and Marlena go to Bayview in search of Gwen; Ciara comes up with a plan to help Jake; Gabi tries to escape; Jennifer and Jack set aside their worries for a night to share a romantic dinner.
John and Marlena react to Claire’s surprise guest; Eli and Lani work together to try to track down Gabi; Xander makes a heartfelt gesture to make things right with Sarah; Jake and Ben’s plan goes awry as they try to negotiate Gabi’s release.
Nicole questions Allie about her baby’s father; Gwen and Jake have a tense reunion; Gabi takes action to prove Jake is Stefan; Kate takes her frustrations out on Hope.
Rafe attempts to strike a deal with Rolf; Chad and Gabi get into a heated exchange; Jake gets hot and heavy with Gwen; Claire apologizes to Hope for hurting Ciara.
Sarah makes a confession to Xander; Nicole and Lucas clash over Allie; Victor confronts Brady about his true intentions; While speaking with Will and Sonny, Allie has a realization about her baby.
A mysterious person spies on Lani; Eli throws a wrench in Brady and Victor’s plot; Will and Sonny inform Lucas of their plan; Allie has a warm reunion with Rafe.
Kayla and Steve have a heart-to-heart; Allie tells Nicole and Eric she plans to give her baby to someone in Salem; Sarah is angered by Xander’s surprising offer; The night before their wedding, Lani shares a new concern with Eli.
Gabi prepares to learn her fate; The morning of her and Eli’s wedding, Lani gets a surprise visitor; As Eli gets ready for the ceremony, he and Rafe share a warm moment; Ben has reservations about Claire being Ciara’s maid of honor.
Lani receives help from someone unexpected. Valerie has a surprise for Eli. Marlena comforts Brady, who longs for his family. Gabi's verdict is delivered...
Kristen and Brady reunite. A shocking guest crashes Lani and Eli’s wedding! Rafe and Hope share a nice moment. Gabi and Chad face off.
Chaos erupts at Lani and Eli's wedding. Lani attempts to diffuse a dangerous situation. Gabi and Jake eagerly await his DNA test results. Claire and Ciara bond over wedding planning...
Jake and Gabi reel over his DNA test results. Vivian is stunned to learn about Jake. Allie makes Rafe an unexpected offer. Ben and Ciara confront Claire about the damaged wedding dress...
Eric gives Will and Sonny disappointing news. Jake is rattled by his encounter with Vivian. Eli and Lani have a romantic wedding night. Gabi attempts to enlist Vivian's help...
Kayla learns of a major crisis as she gets ready for her ceremony. Sonny bolsters Justin the morning of his father’s wedding. Xander confides in Jack about Sarah. Victor defends Xander to Sarah.
Steve makes a big announcement to John and Marlena.
Justin stuns Kayla with a huge confession.
Justin gets a shock at Adrienne’s grave site.
Vivian asks Kate for a favor. Gabi gets an unpleasant surprise when she drops by Jake’s apartment.