An irresponsible media announcement leaves Sami and EJ believing Johnny is dead. EJ holds Sami responsible for his son’s death and verbal abuse turns physical and EJ and Sami have sex to block out their grief.
Meanwhile Will and Rafe rush into the Brady Pub calling out Johnny’s name. Johnny comes crawling out from under one of the tables. Will and Rafe are relieved to find him unharmed and their focus turns immediately to letting Sami know. Rafe however, can’t raise Sami on her cell phone. Rafe takes Johnny home assuming that is where Sami will eventually head, and Will heads over to the DiMera mansion to fill EJ in on the good news.
Brady finds Madison putting up posters of missing Johnny in the Horton town square. Nicole arrives and helps. Brady leaves to head over to Sami and EJ’s loft to see if there’s anything he can do there, but not before he warns Nicole not to go there with EJ again.
Will arrives home just as Brady is leaving clearly upset. Though he seems to want to tell Rafe what he witnessed he keeps quiet. Back a the square Brady tells Nicole and Madison the good news that Johnny has been found safe and unharmed. Nicole rushes to EJ.
Nicole arrives at the mansion. Nicole professes her love for EJ and though EJ is happy he is also guilt ridden and confused since, she had him sign divorce papers. Together EJ and Nicole head to the loft where Johnny is reunited with his father. Sami apologizes to Rafe who misunderstands thinking she’s apologizing for their argument.
Will confronts his mother asking where she was. Sami recognizes he is upset with her and apologizes telling him if she could undo her not being there she would. Rafe continues to be nothing by loving and supportive of his wife, adding to Sami’s overwhelming guilt.
Jack tells Jennifer that he wanted to make a grand romantic gesture to win her back, but since he has no money and Jennifer isn’t really into those gestures he goes with a heartfelt apology that he clamed up on her when they were at the cabin. Jennifer accuses him of adding playing possum to his avoidance tricks which already include running away. Jack tells Jennifer that the man who broke her heart died in that cave in Afghanistan, that the experience wholly changed him. He doesn’t know who he is anymore and is lost. He needs help, jack admits to Jennifer.
Abby tells Jack and Jennifer she was alone. Austin too doesn’t tell Carrie he spend the time with Abigail…
The following day, while packing Thanksgiving food boxes, Abby is uncomfortable around Chad with her parents watching. Abby still wearing Austin’s hat, is thrilled however when Austin turns up sans Carrie, who is at John’s hearing.
Jack receives a phone call and rushes outside the Pub to take it. Jennifer is distracted by the filming of mayoral candidate Abe Carver handing out food to the poor, but when she follows Jack outside, Jennifer overhears Jacks conversation. Assuming he heading off on assignment Jennifer lays into Jack. When Abby arrives with Austin asking what is going on, Jack tells her that her mother misunderstood. He has been offered an assignment of sorts, but its teaching at Salem U.
Jennifer tells Jack he should take the job only if he wants it, not because he thinks it’s what she wants him to do.
Carrie supports Marlena who almost collapses as John is lead away to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Victor, Melanie, Daniel and Maggie prepare a Thanksgiving meal in Maggie’s old kitchen. Daniel is touched when Maggie prepares his favorite cranberry sauce recipe that his mother (Lillian) used to prepare. Maggie, concerned for the impact myasthenia gravis would have on Daniel’s career suggests that he and Melanie are tested. They agree though the risk would be slim…