Meanwhile, Sami reports to her first day at work at Countess Wilhelmina. Kate’s first order of business is to have Sami spill on Madison’s plans. Sami suddenly feels stupid for thinking Kate actually wanted to hire her for her brain. Kate assures Sami that she does think she’s a smart exec, but her biggest asset right now is what she knows about Mad World. Kate reminds Sami that jobs are scarce and Sami caves. Madison is working on a new line for the lucrative 18-34 year old market, but that the launch is being delayed. Kate sends Sami home to get Mad World documents from her laptop.
Will is dubious, but tries anyway when he finds Sami at home. But Sami is in a hurry to get back to work with her laptop and doesn’t realize how important it is to Will to talk to her.
The two Mayoral campaign teams meet to hammer out a deal for a series of debates. Nicole wants the questions scripted and approved in advance, but Team carver thinks the voters should be allowed to ask questions on the spot. The women argue. Abe and EJ take calls and make a quiet agreement on the side and go to tell the women how it’s going to be. The women laugh when EJ and Abe tell them the arrangement. They came to a similar agreement – they just went about it differently.
Sonny advises Will to leave town…
Bo and Hope have therapy
Carrie and Rafe get their first client…
Carrie bosses Rafe and Austin around as they move into their new office. When Austin teases Carrie about the queue of clients, Carrie takes it a little too personally. Austin apologizes as Rafe walks in with Tillie, their first client. Austin heads out to get their office supplies and Rafe and Carrie interview Tillie about the missing love of her life – Charlie Aaron – who turns out to be a cat! Tillie gives them a $5 retainer and warns them not to bill her for chit chat.
Abigail learns about Chad and Melanie
At the town square Abigail catches Chad caressing Melanie’s cheek and loses it accusing them of betraying her since Halloween when Chad supposedly accidently kissed Melanie. Chad and Melanie deny it, but Abigail leaves in tears and runs into Austin at the Brady Pub.
Brady offers to work with John
Brady goes to see his dad. John tells him about his plans to rebuild Basic Black from the ground up, and Brady makes an enticing offer. He’ll leave Titan to be John’s partner in the rebuild effort. John is delighted with Brady’s offer, but isn’t sure this isn’t just an emotional decision. Brady has built quite an empire at Titan and he can’t let him just walk away from that. This is what he wants to do, Brady tells his dad. John tells him to go speak to Madison about it. If he still wants to partner with him after that conversation, he’ll gladly accept him as his partner.
Jack shows Jennifer the itinerary for their family vacation to Hawaii. Jennifer is thankful not only for all the planning he has put into the trip but for the separate bedrooms. They discuss their relationship and jack admits he was hoping that Jennifer would tell him separate bedrooms weren’t necessary. Jack is frustrated. He knows what he wants but even with Daniel out of the picture, he doesn’t know how Jennifer feels about Daniel. Jennifer tells him she can’t give him any more at the moment.
Meanwhile, Maggie accompanies Daniel to his appointment with Lexie to review his lab results. Lexie regretfully tells Daniel that his conditions is incurable and likely the result of a tiny stroke he suffered and wasn’t even aware of. Daniel is devastated, being a surgeon isn’t just what he does, its who he is. Lexie and Maggie try to comfort him, but Daniel storms out.
Quinn likes Melanie, Gabi likes Chad, but Chad and Melanie like each other…
At the spa, Quinn starts the first self defense training class with Gabi and Melanie. Melanie keeps quiet when Gabi wonders whey Abigail is a no show. Chad however does turn up while Melanie is training with Quinn. Melanie accidently lands a kick on Chad’s head (how she reached is beyond me) knocking Chad out cold.
Brady and Madison have dinner at the Pub and he tells her about quitting Titan to work with his father rebuilding Basic Black. Madison is initially put out. First Sami leaves her and now Brady. She doesn’t know why he’s talking to her about it because it sounds like he’s already made up his mind. Madison calms down however when Brady explains that he sees partnering with his father not just a once in a lifetime opportunity to build something from the ground up but to rebuild his relationship with his father.
Will loses it and pulls a Sami like stunt
Rafe is concerned about Will’s anger towards his mother but believes he just needs time to get over the break-up with Gabi. Sami puts aside thinking about work, and Will’s issues and she and Rafe have a romantic evening along at home.
Stefano is guilty…
Outside the Brady Pub Kate asks Stefano what’s troubling him – he seems distracted. Stefano admits to having a secret from EJ – one he would never forgive him for – but John and Marlena arrive before he can tell her anymore. Stefano and Kate offer to buy the broke couple dinner but John tells Stefano he’s done enough. Kate asks Stefano what John meant by that, but he covers saying that John is still convinced he is responsible for the missing pension funds.
At the DiMera mansion EJ answers the door to a livid Will. Will tells EJ he wants to leave town and he’s going to give him the money to do it. When EJ asks why he would do that, Will tells him because he knows his secret…