EJ isn’t buying it, but is delighted with his wife’s antics, knowing that he was never supposed to speak at the event. EJ decides he hired the right woman for his PR manager.
While Lexie, Abe and Jennifer are trying to establish where they should be, EJ is giving an address announcing that he has arranged for the DiMera Foundation to fund the recreation center and after school care facility. EJ’s announcement is well received. Later the two parties confront each other. Jennifer is furious while Lexie is disappointed in her little brother’s behavior.
Madison tells Brady he’s not like any other guy she’s met, and that putting up walls is a defense mechanism. She doesn’t know why she does it. Brady suggests she work through her issues and when she’s about to put up walls again, Madison changes tack and kisses him instead.
Abigail admits having a crush...
A heartbroken Jennifer tells Abigail and Melanie about Daniel breaking up with her. Jennifer recommends Melanie give her dad some time alone when she wants to go find him. Jennifer tells Abigail she hates hurting Daniel by having feelings for two men at the same time, and hopes they can eventually be friends. Abigail understands and admits that even though she thinks Chad is wonderful, she is having feeling for another man (Austin). Melanie listens intently when Jennfier asks if this man feels the same way about Abigail. Abigail tells Jennifer she doesn’t know and that its complicated, but doesn’t mention the other man is married.
Meanwhile Chad is spending time with Gabi, who is also falling for him. She is lending him her Political Science notes. Gabi is reminiscent of the time they dated in high school…Gabi quizzes Chad for the upcoming test.
At the loft Carrie has just read Sydney to sleep and checks in with Rafe who is working on John’s case. Rafe tells Carrie that John was at the Paris café, and Carrie who doesn’t let him finish is frustrated by this latest development. When Rafe gets to finish though, Carrie learns that John was at the Paris café where the funds transfers were made, just not when the prosecution says he was. The date on the photo has been altered. But whoever edited the photo didn’t remove the shadows that couldn’t possibly be there given the awning on the café. (years ago, when John was there, the café didn’t have an awning). Carrie and Rafe hug over the news as Sami arrives home. There is obvious tension between Sami and Carrie and Carrie leaves to meet Austin.
Carrie is late to meet Austin, but he surprises her with a special gift – her Christmas Album—that he had sent from Switzerland. Austin and Carrie got out to the Horton Square where they hang their ornaments (Including one for Anna) on the Christmas tree. Jennifer draws Melanie and Abigail’s attention to the romantic moment between Austin and Carrie not realizing that Austin is the man Abby is developing feelings for. Abigail’s eyes mist over with tears.
Chad tells Gabi they should probably sign Melanie up for the self defense calls as well. Gabi and Chad discuss her breakup with Will. She’s great Chad tells her, she won’t be alone for long. When
A suspicious Gabi tells Abby that Professor Reed is hot, but Abigail feigns disinterest. Chad and Abigail head out for lunch just as Melanie arrives for her interview. Melanie gets the job and catches up with Chad and Abigail in the square. While Chad is ordering their lunch Abigail asks Melanie is she’s going to tell Chad about the guy she has a crush on. After listening to Austin talk about Carrie Abigail realizes nothing can ever come of her crush. And Chad is a great guy…
At the Brady Pub, Daniel meets Austin and they bond of Belgian lager and baseball. Daniel invites Austin to come along to as his guest – he has two season tickets. Austin in thrilled. Jack arrives, and Daniel invites Jack to join him and Austin talking baseball and drinking beer. Jack fills Daniel in that Jennifer hasn’t decided about their relationship yet. When Daniel signs the check Kayla gives him grief about making out his signature…