Their Horton Square vow renewal behind then, Sami and Rafe return to the loft that he has done his best to make look like a fancy hotel suite. He wanted to get them a hotel room, but it was so expensive, this being Christmas Eve and all.
Rafe asks if Sami was in a hurry to renew their vows because of EJ. Sami covers but her guilt shows. Rafe assures her it wasn’t her fault that EJ tricked her into betraying their vows when she slept with Fake Rafe. Sami uncomfortable with the line the conversation is taking is glad when the mood changes and they consummate their vow renewal.
Madison and Brady exchange sentimental Christmas present relating to their mothers. She gives Brady the closest star she could get near Isabella’s, and Brady found a photo of Madison and her mother during happy times before her father walked out. Madison cries as she explains that she thought all the photos of her mom lost. She had tried to find exactly what Brady has found but failed. They are both touched by the thoughtfulness of the gifts. Madison also has tickets to an exclusive Swiss Ski resort which impresses Brady.
Brady and Madison arrive at the penthouse after hearing that John was freed. John and his son discuss his relationship with Madison. When he learns Madison bought his a star, like he bought for Isabella, he regrets not realizing the “space” think Brady went through as a child wasn’t just a childhood phase, but related to his mother. The group take leftover food (Maggie has catered Christmas for half of Salem it appears) to a women’s shelter. Before they leave, Madison takes a call. She thanks the caller for their gift, tells them she can’t get away and wishes them a merry Christmas.
When Melanie realizes Daniel is on the surgical roster she tracks him down to the spa where he’s taking a kickboxing class. He doesn’t have myasthenia gravis he explains to his daughter, but there is a problem with his hands. Melanie offers him unconditional support and leaves to see Maggie who apologizes for not telling Melanie. Daniel confides in Brady and Quinn convinces his he could start over if he had to. Daniel then receives work that his lab results are in…
Jack wants to take the family away on vacation and Jack and Jennifer share a kiss.
Carrie and Rafe discuss going into business together – the PI business. Rafe tells Carrie he’d love to but needs to discuss it with Sami first. Meanwhile Sami accepts Kate’s job offer(she clearly has a plan in place) and resigns from Mad World without consulting Rafe. Rafe isn’t happy that Sami quit her job and took another one without talking to him first. He too has a job offer, he tells his wife. Sami isn’t exactly thrilled when she learns the job is with Carrie. Will, who witnesses the exchange, believes his mother is being selfish.
Happy New Year
Will watches Sonny and his friend Tyler with interest. They are out and completely at ease with their sexuality making Will upset enough to leave. EJ watches with interest…then brings in the New Year with Nicole and a kiss.
John and Marlena celebrate New Year’s at home. They have just learned that they are flat broke. Will turns up finally ready to talk. But the secret he confesses isn’t the one Marlena was expecting. He tells Marlena that Sami slept with EJ!
Bo, Hope, Doug and Julie also discuss Alice’s mysterious bank account and how funds are routed around the world – including Africa. Doug realizes that he, Bill and Mike were all in Africa at the time the account was opened.