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Sonny wakes Will up in bed and they talk about yesterday being rough. Will hoped everything that happened with his dad was just a horrible nightmare. Sonny wishes he could tell him it was, but shows him his phone with an article in The Intruder about Lucas being arrested at his wedding.

Lucas sits in the interrogation room, handcuffed to the table. JJ walks in and says he just came from the courthouse and heard that Lucas plead not guilty to kidnapping Sami even though he admitted that he did to a room full of people. JJ asks if now he wants to admit that he killed his sister.

Kate guesses that Roman told Marlena. Marlena confirms that he did and tells Kate not to come back to her house. Kate stops her and says she needs her help. Marlena responds that Sami needed her help, when Kate’s son kidnapped and terrorized her but Kate said nothing and covered for him. Kate points out that Sami is fine. Marlena argues that Sami is fine physically but is a mess in every other way. Kate apologizes. Marlena argues that she’s only sorry because she got caught. Marlena adds that it’s bad enough that Kate knew Lucas kidnapped Sami and said nothing, but then she sat in the church in front of God and everybody and she was about to allow Lucas to marry Sami. Kate states that when she learned about what Lucas had done, Sami was already free. Marlena points out that EJ wasn’t free.

EJ talks to the portrait of Stefano in the DiMera Mansion about how Sami says she’s leaving Salem for good and he thinks she means it. EJ states that Stefano always taught him that there’s nothing more important than family and look what he’s done. EJ goes over that he’s lost Sami, disrespected Belle, Kristen turned on him, and he’s alienated Chad, who he hasn’t seen or heard from in days. Chad then walks in to the room.

Xander and Sarah kiss in their room at the Salem Inn after a shower. Sarah removes Xander’s towel and they kiss onto the bed.

Kate thanks Marlena for letting her in. Marlena says it was only because she didn’t want the neighbors to hear her tirade. Marlena adds that she’s always known Kate could be a little selfish, but never dreamed she would let an innocent man sit in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Kate argues that EJ is hardly an innocent man. Marlena responds that EJ did not kidnap Sami and he did not deserve to go to prison for Lucas’s crime. Kate asks what about the other crimes EJ never paid for. Marlena argues that you can’t take something EJ did in the past and try to make him pay for it instead of what Lucas needs to pay for. Kate admits she did feel badly for EJ which is why she led Belle to the evidence that exonerated him. Marlena asks if Kate felt sorry for Sami because she was the victim of a horrendous crime. Kate remarks that Sami is nobody’s victim.

Chad tells EJ that he saw Sami on his way in and asks if she’s leaving town. EJ assures that Sami will be back since her parents and her children are here. Chad thought since Sami knows EJ didn’t kidnap her, that maybe they had a shot at getting back together. EJ admits he did too. Chad tells EJ that he’s here because he owes him an apology as he was wrong in making a terrible accusation, blaming EJ for his death. Chad says he was just angry that EJ didn’t tell him that Clyde threatened their family but he shouldn’t have gone off on him because he jumped to the conclusion that Clyde killed Abigail, but now it’s clear that it was someone else.

Lucas tells JJ that he knows how much he loved Abigail. JJ points out that Lucas loves Sami too but it didn’t stop him from hurting her. Lucas is sorry that JJ is hurting. JJ doesn’t want his sympathy, he wants answers, and declares that he’s not leaving until he gets them. JJ asks Lucas if he killed Abigail. Lucas admits that he doesn’t know. JJ questions how he could not know if he stabbed someone to death. Lucas cries that he doesn’t remember anything. JJ could understand not wanting to remember doing something that horrible, the terror in her eyes, her screaming, crying, and begging him to stop with all that blood. Lucas cries that he wants to remember everything, but he can’t because he was drunk and blacked out. JJ asks why he looks so guilty then. Lucas says he’s ashamed and he hates himself for what he did, for kidnapping Sami, falling off the wagon, and not knowing what he did after. JJ suggests maybe Lucas just needs a little help. JJ says that Lucas doesn’t seem to be having much luck on his own so maybe he can jog his memory. JJ grabs Lucas and screams that maybe he needs to beat the truth out of him.

Marlena tells Kate that she’s aware that Sami has gone to extremes to help her family but that does not excuse Lucas. Kate argues that Lucas made a mistake, but doesn’t deserve to go to prison. Marlena points out that Lucas was just arraigned for kidnapping his fiancée and he’s under suspicion for killing his niece. Kate argues that Lucas isn’t capable of killing anyone. Marlena brings up the concept of denial. Kate understands that she’s angry but asks if she really believes Lucas killed Abigail.

EJ tells Chad that he’s sorry again about Clyde as he should’ve told him right away that he threatened their family, but he thought making a deal with him was the best way to protect everyone and as soon as he heard that he was arrested in connection to Abigail’s murder, he couldn’t keep quiet any longer, so he went to Rafe but it was too little, too late. EJ states that Chad was right that he was arrogant and selfish by thinking he had this all under control. Chad calls it the DiMera Way. EJ says so is putting family first. EJ assures that he will help Chad get justice for his wife, whatever it takes. EJ says they now know that Clyde has an airtight alibi while Chad points out that Lucas does not.

Lucas tells JJ to go ahead and hit him. JJ asks if Lucas was in Abigail’s house or if he went up to her room. Lucas cries that he doesn’t know. JJ demands he think and asks if Lucas asked Abigail to keep quiet about what he did to Sami and when she refused, he stabbed her, ending her life. JJ demands an answer. Lucas screams that he doesn’t know as he told everybody and he wants to remember, but he can’t. JJ guesses he’ll have to beat it out of him then. JJ raises his hand to Lucas but Jennifer runs in and calls for him to stop.

Xander and Sarah continue kissing in their room until Sarah mentions that she has to get to the hospital to pick up a refill of her prescription, noting that the adjusted dose seems to be working. Sarah mentions that she hasn’t had any hallucinations in a few days which is great, but she doesn’t think they are out of the woods yet. Xander says he’s very optimistic. Sarah is grateful that she didn’t hurt anyone when she was seeing Kristen as she would never be able to forgive herself. Xander is sorry that she’s still dealing with this. Sarah hopes their life can finally go back to normal. Xander wishes he could say the same for Jack. Sarah notes that he didn’t talk much to Jack at Abigail’s funeral. Xander says he was surrounded by family, so he didn’t want to intrude. Sarah bets Jack would really like to hear from Xander in person. Xander agrees that they should drop by and offer condolences to Jack and Jennifer too.

Jennifer stops JJ and questions what he’s doing. JJ responds that he’s trying to find out if Jennifer’s brother killed his sister. Jennifer tells JJ to let him go. JJ screams not until he answers him. Jennifer pleads with JJ to let go of Lucas until she successfully pulls him off. JJ cries that Abigail is gone and he needs it to make sense. Jennifer says they all want answers and promises they will get them. Jennifer says that Abigail being taken from them will never make sense. JJ then storms out of the room. Jennifer tells Lucas that it was wrong of JJ to put his hands on him. Lucas says they both have every right to be furious at him. Jennifer says he’s her brother and she loves him. Lucas responds that he’s not worthy of that. Jennifer tells him not to say that but Lucas says it’s the truth as he made a terrible choice. Lucas states that he chose to drink and knew it would turn his life upside down, but he did it anyway because he wanted to numb his own pain and didn’t care about the pain he caused other people. Jennifer encourages that he’s a good person. Lucas disagrees, pointing out that he didn’t come clean until his back was against the wall. Lucas declares that he lied, denied, and framed EJ all on his own, so if he goes to prison, the psych ward, or gets the death penalty, he doesn’t care because he deserves it.

Sonny tells Will that he can’t imagine Lucas killing anyone, let alone his own niece. Will says if he asked him a week ago if Lucas was capable of killing anyone, he would’ve said no that’s crazy but he just found out he kidnapped Sami and kept her captive for months. Sonny argues that was different because he was scared and terrified that he was going to lose the person he loves the most and they both know what that was like. Sonny calls it a huge jump from kidnapping to murder. Will feels it’s not if you’re desperate and drunk. Sonny questions killing Abigail being the solution. Will argues that Lucas wasn’t thinking and was operating on emotion, adrenaline, and fear. Will complains that Lucas has motive, means, opportunity, and a huge gash on his hand that looks bad, questioning how to explain that. Sonny encourages Will to breathe and asks if he can really imagine Lucas stabbing Abigail. Will responds that he couldn’t imagine them rolling up Leo Stark’s presumed dead body up in a rug but they did. Sonny calls that totally different. Will asks how since it was anger turned to violence. Will states that Lucas was angry and scared, so it’s entirely possible that he got drunk, went to confront Abigail, things got heated and he did what he thought he had to do to keep from losing Sami. Sonny doesn’t think that’s what happened. Will hopes he is right. Will calls it all speculation anyway as none of them know what happened and Lucas doesn’t remember anything about that night.

Kate tells Marlena that even after what Lucas did to Sami, there is no way he could’ve killed Abigail no matter how drunk he was. Marlena asks what Kate is doing here and what she wants from her. Kate wants Marlena to help Lucas.

EJ knew from the start that Lucas was responsible for Sami’s kidnapping but no one believed him and according to Roman, Kate knew Lucas was guilty and said nothing and was perfectly happy for him to take the fall. EJ acknowledges that he and Kate had their differences but he never expected that level of treachery from her. Chad asks what about from him which EJ questions. Chad then reveals that Kate wasn’t the only one who knew that Lucas was behind the kidnapping, as he did too. Chad admits that he knew EJ was innocent all along.

Will informs Sonny that Sami texted him that she’s leaving Salem and she vows to never ever come back. Sonny understands she’s very upset, but once she calms down, he promises she will come right back to town. Will asks Sonny to distract him from all this. Sonny got him a blueberry scone and iced coffee from the bakery as they then start kissing.

Xander goes to see Jack and tells him he’s so sorry about Abigail. Jack mentions seeing him at the funeral. Xander says he wanted to approach him, but kept his distance out of respect and fear of Julie. Jack is glad that he was there as it meant a lot to see him there as they hug. Xander acknowledges that so many people loved Abigail. Jack calls it a lovely service and he can’t believe they got through it. Xander encourages that he’s really strong. Jack credits having Jennifer by his side and is thankful that Chad had EJ.

EJ questions when Chad knew it was Lucas. Chad reveals he caught Lucas planting evidence on a DiMera computer. EJ acknowledges that led to his false imprisonment. Chad knows it was wrong but he was so angry at EJ for getting under his skin with Johnny’s movie and trying to cut him out of DiMera. EJ realizes that by conspiring with Lucas to frame him, Chad could run the company on his own so they both would’ve got what they wanted and says it makes perfect sense. Chad admits he was fine with EJ getting booted from DiMera but as soon as Belle told him that he could be sentenced to 10 years, he planned to come clean on his trial but then he saw what he thought was him forcing himself on Abigail at the courthouse when the Devil morphed in to him. Chad says that EJ hurt him, so he wanted to punish him. EJ states that he’s the one in the family that everyone says is as ruthless as Stefano, but it turns out he’s not alone. EJ asks about Chad planning to testify that he planted the evidence and asks about Lucas. Chad reveals that he promised Kate that he wouldn’t implicate him as all he cared about was keeping EJ out of prison, so he figured Lucas would hang himself eventually and didn’t see the point in bringing him down with him. EJ is sure Kate appreciated that very much and it’s probably why she didn’t throw Chad under the bus when he confronted her.

Lucas asks why Jennifer is here. Jennifer says she knows he loved Abigail and he didn’t do this. Lucas argues that she doesn’t know that. Jennifer questions why he kept this to himself while comforting her over the loss of her daughter when he thought he was the one who might have hurt her. Jennifer asks why he didn’t just tell her. Lucas talks about being scared and thinking about almost losing Will. Lucas calls it devastating to think he inflicted that same pain on his own sister and he felt she was going through too much. Lucas says every time he looked at the bandage on his hand and the bottle he drank, he thought about how much he loved Abigail. Lucas recalls memories of Abigail growing up. Lucas talks about Abigail’s life and how now her husband and kisd have to go on without her. Lucas adds that he didn’t tell her because he could barely tell himself that he might be responsible for taking Abigail away.

Chad tells EJ that he’s truly sorry for what he did and acknowledges how EJ has been here for him for the last few weeks like a true brother. Chad hopes EJ can somehow find a way to forgive him. EJ says he’ll have to give the matter careful consideration because his betrayal has cost him a great deal, including what may have been his last chance with Sami. EJ knows Chad just lost his wife and he respects him admitting this to him. Chad hopes they can find a way to get past this. EJ calls it ironic that Chad slammed him for not reporting Clyde Weston, yet Chad did the same with Lucas, kept quiet about his crimes and allowed him to remain free which may very well have cost Abigail her life. EJ then exits the room.

Xander tells Jack that he’s surprised to hear EJ stepped up for Chad. Jack responds that Abigail brought out the best in everyone. Xander says except maybe Gwen, then apologizes for bringing that up. Jack tells Xander that he doesn’t need to tiptoe around him as he knows he had his issues with Abigail as well. Xander admits at first he blamed Abigail for leaving the syringe in the secret room at the DiMera Mansion but then he realized she had no way of knowing it would be used to hurt Sarah. Jack says that drug warped Abigail’s mind and she felt awful about what happened to Sarah. Xander notes that in true Abigail fashion, she actually did something about it, got to the bottom of Kristen’s crazy scheme, found Sarah on the deserted island and risked her own life to bring Sarah home to him.

Sarah runs in to JJ in the town square and notes that she barely got to talk to him at the funeral but she wanted to tell him again that she’s so sorry. Sarah asks what’s going on. JJ responds that he just came from the police station where he confronted Lucas and asked him if he killed Abigail but he said he doesn’t remember. Sarah asks if JJ believes him. JJ doesn’t know what to believe. Sarah knows Rafe will fight for justice just like Abigail would. JJ brings up hearing that Sarah was injected with the same drug as Abigail and asks how she’s doing. Sarah says she’s better but she got a double dose so it’s taking longer to get it out of her system. Sarah mentions having hallucinations and seeing Kristen everywhere and wanting to kill her.

Lucas tells Jennifer that he must be losing his mind. Jennifer asks Lucas to do something for her and forget that she’s his sister and just talk to her like a reporter. Lucas agrees to tell her whatever she wants to know. Jennifer wants to know everything, starting with the kidnapping. Lucas explains that he was desperate to get Sami back and he did something insane by keeping her locked up where no one could find her, but she was safe the whole time. Jennifer asks about him setting EJ up and sending him to prison. Lucas confirms he did but says it worked out because EJ was released but Sami still thought he was guilty, so he thought he was going to get everything he wanted but then he found out that Abigail knew about the kidnapping. Jennifer asks what he did then. Lucas admits he panicked because he didn’t know if Abigail was going to tell people and if she did, he knew he’d lose Sami and she’d go back to EJ while he would end up in prison. Jennifer asks about after he talked to Kate. Lucas felt he had one final night of freedom so he went crazy, polished off a bottle and drank himself in to oblivion. Jennifer questions if he doesn’t remember anything he did that night which Lucas confirms. Lucas says he wants and needs to remember because not knowing is killing him.

Kate tells Marlena that she knows how painful it is when someone you care about has no memory. Marlena remarks that if they were talking about somebody that she cares about, she might be inclined to help. Kate asks if she cares about Abigail. Marlena says she does very much. Kate tells Marlena to hate her and Lucas but to do this for Abigail, because if she helps Lucas get answers then she will help get justice for Abigail too.

Will and Sonny lay in bed together. Will wants to stay like this forever and shut out the outside world, but then he gets a text message and announces it looks like Sami might not be the only person leaving Salem…

Sarah tells JJ that she just picked up a refill of her meds. JJ asks if they are working. Sarah says she’s getting there. JJ responds that Abigail beat Dr. Rolf’s drug, so he’s sure she can too. Sarah brings up when she had her first hallucination and how she was really scared and thought she’d never be cured again. Sarah adds that Marlena suggested she talk to Abigail because she had been through it. Sarah says the night Abigail died, she was going to and maybe if she had gone, she could’ve stopped the killer. JJ points out that she could’ve been killed too. JJ adds that he keeps having the same thoughts and guilt but he keeps reminding himself that the only person responsible for taking Abigail away from them is the person who murdered her. Sarah asks if he really thinks it was Lucas. JJ responds that he really hopes not, but whoever it was, God help them when they face him.

Xander hopes that it’s at least a bit of a comfort for Jack and Jennifer to have JJ back. Jack responds that unfortunately nothing is much of a comfort right now. Xander says he understands and says if Jennifer isn’t already in enough pain, now her brother is a suspect. Jack says he is praying for his sake and their sake that he didn’t do it. Xander assures that he’s here for him no matter what. Jack wants to hear about Xander and Sarah. Xander states that Kristen caused a lot of damage, so they are still feeling the effects. Jack reminds Xander that he has a chance to start again with the woman he loves. Xander assures that he realizes just how lucky that makes him.

Lucas tells Jennifer that Kate went to talk to Marlena and thinks if he gets put under hypnosis then it will all come back to him, but he doesn’t know why Marlena would help him after everything he did to Sami. Jennifer responds that she’s sure Marlena would do whatever it takes to figure out what happened to Abigail. Marlena walks in and says she’s right about that. Marlena declares that as upset as she is about what Lucas did to her daughter, she does think that Jack and Jennifer have a right to know what happened to their daughter.

Will reminds Sonny of the streaming service that he wrote the Alamanian Peacock mini-series for and the Christmas movie. Will reveals he pitched a bunch of new projects and they want to do one. Sonny asks what the project is. Will says it’s top secret but they want to come to LA to possibly direct. Sonny calls that an amazing opportunity. Will says it is but he will have to turn it down because he has to stay here for his dad. Sonny argues that his dad wouldn’t want him to put his entire life on hold. Will asks about Sonny and Arianna. Sonny says they’ll be fine and will arrange visits so it will work out perfectly. Will asks if he’s sure. Sonny says he is. Will says he loves him and they kiss.

Lucas tells Marlena how incredibly sorry he is about what he did to Sami. Marlena states that Kate asked her to hypnotize him in hopes of helping him remember what happened the night that Abigail was killed. Lucas is grateful that she agreed. Marlena clarifies that she’s not doing this for him or Kate, but for Abigail and her family. Marlena adds that Rafe is letting her do this with the understanding that nothing they discuss will end up in court, but they all think it’s important to find out the truth about what happened. Lucas agrees that he needs to know if he did this. Marlena decides to begin the hypnosis.

Kate goes to the DiMera Mansion and informs Chad that Marlena has agreed to hypnotize Lucas so maybe he can remember what happened on the night that Abigail died. EJ walks in and tells Kate that he’s glad she’s there. Kate thought she was his enemy. EJ confirms that she is and adds that now Chad is as well. Chad thought he was going to take time to think it over. EJ responds that he has and his first thought was to have them both thrown in prison but upon further reflection, he believes there’s another way. EJ declares that if they wish to remain free, they both have to sign over their DiMera shares to him.

Xander returns to Sarah in their room at the Salem Inn. Xander sees she got her meds and tells her about seeing Jack. Xander says while he was talking about Abigail, he was reminded that they have to make the most of every day. Sarah agrees and asks how they should make the most of today. Xander suggests they could get married which makes Sarah smile.

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