Sami arrives at the DiMera mansion to deliver Countess W papers to Kate and is shocked to see Will there holding a set of car keys. She is even more perturbed when she learns that Will is now working for EJ. Will and Sami argue in front of EJ, Will adopting EJ’s calm demeanor and never telling his mother that EJ blackmailed into working for him.
Alone with her son, Sami tries to remind Will what kind of man EJ is, but Will simply retorts that he’s only working for him, not bearing him two children. Will’s snarky comments shut Sami down who leaves but promises Will this isn’t over.
Jennifer is still livid from EJ stealing Abe’s job’s initiative and presenting it as his own. When she runs into Nicole in the town square Jennifer calls her on it. Nicole doesn’t know what Jennifer is going on about (EJ organized the theft without Nicole’s knowledge), but defends EJ.
Jack and Daniel arrive in time to pull the women away from each other before they fight becomes physical. Nicole is surprised to see that Daniel is still in love with Jennifer and advises him to stay away from her. Jack talks Jennifer down and explains that the behavior Jennifer is describing is how the political game is played. He also fills Jennifer in on Daniels plan to leave town.
Bo and Hope also meet with Roman, who shows them the new tablet hardware and app bundle that will give Salem police access to real time crime and criminal data. Bo scans a list of Salem’s most wanted on the device. Roman then tells Bo and Hope he wants them to head up the task force t bring down each one of the punks on the list. Bo is excited by Hope is still distracted by the mystery of the safe deposit key. Scanning the list, Bo notices that Stefano DiMera’s name is missing from the list. Bo suddenly also thinks that Stefano is the other signee of the safe deposit box account. It makes sense, since they already know Alice helped to save EJ’s life as a baby…
Abby storms off, again, and Quinn arrives having overheard the exchange and offers Melanie an ear. Maybe he can help her get her man and best friend back, Quinn tells Melanie. Melanie is impressed that Quinn listened to her story and tells Quinn, he’s not as bad as people say he is, to which Quinn simply tells Melanie he’s trying. The he tells her he has to get back to intensity. (Quinn calls Melanie “love” in the same way EJ calls everyone “Dahling”).
But when Kate and Sami approach Gabi and Chad they both decline the offer to be a focus group of two! Chad declines because he wants nothing to do with anything DiMera and Gabi because she doesn’t want to do it on Quinn’s dime. Gabi’s concern is allayed when Quinn gives his ok, and Kate convinces Chad that it would be a personal favor to her and Stefano has nothing to do with it.
In the town square, Brady asks Madison if she’s made a decision about Titan yet. She hasn’t partly because the only person she can ever imagine running mad World other than her, is her clone! When Abby overhears Brady and Madison discussing appointing a Salem U student as an intern at Mad World, Abigail approaches Madison and expresses her interest.
The conversation turns back to business and John admits Basic Black has always been about fashion to him (despite all the other divisions in the old company) so they decide to stick with what they know.
Madison interviews Abby and asks her to send her a resume. When Madison realizes Marlena knows Abigail, she asks if she can recommend her, which Marlena does without hesitation. Marlena also asks Madison why Sami left Mad World. Madison simply tells her that they didn’t see eye to eye on her personal life.
Nicole asks EJ how he got hold of Abe’s job incentives plan. She thinks it too coincidental that Will was hired one day and EJ presented Abe’s stolen jobs plan the following day. When Nicole is persistent EJ becomes somewhat peeved and reminds her that there are things she’s better off not knowing about this campaign.
Will is waiting for EJ at the town square when Marlena runs into him and asks him to join her for coffee. They discuss his relationship with Sami, but when EJ and Nicole arrive and Marlena learns Will is working for EJ her focus changes and she demands to know what is going on. Will gently tells his grandmother that he loves and respects her but this is his decision. He’s only working for EJ as an intern for a couple of months.
Marlena is even more concerned about Will working for EJ when she learns from Abby that EJ bought Will a car. Will finally tells her that he took the job partly to irk Sami. Marlena goes to the DiMera mansion and asks EJ directly why he wants Will working for him – other than his Horton name. EJ claims he was happy to accommodate Will when he wanted work because he’s family. They are after all connected through Johnny, Sydney and Kate. Marlena tells EJ she will see him and his father dead if they harm Will.
Bo and Hope waste no time meeting with Rafe and Carrie. Rafe is happy to take the job. Carrie agrees but is initially conflicted as her heart is in defense work, not prosecution.
At Carrie and Rafe’s office, Sami witnesses the growing rapport between Carrie and Rafe as they joke about the heat being stuck on the previous day.
Abigail spends the afternoon helping Austin lodge his fist class syllabus on his tablet. When Carrie calls and can’t make dinner, Austin decides to take Abby out instead, totally missing how smitten she is with him.
Melanie shouts Maggie a treatment at the spa and suggests lunch or shopping afterwards. Maggie is wise though. She appreciates that Melanie is tryin to keep her busy on Michey’s birthday but it isn’t necessary. She’s no longer sad, just grateful for the long happy life they had together. And she has Victor, Daniel and Melanie now.
As they talk, Daniel calls Melanie and asks her and Maggie to join him at the pub (he’s there with Victor). Daniel has lunch with Victor, Maggie and Melanie at the pub where he tells them he’s leaving Salem. He needs some time away to regroup and think about what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. Maybe he’ll go back to travelling the world and surfing the big waves. Melanie is upset and snidely tells him that’s a great idea – instead of saving lives here. I need to save my own now, an emotional Daniel tells his daughter. Daniel tells his daughter he’ll be back. You’ll always be in our hearts no matter where you are, Maggie tells her son. Daniel bids his family farewell.