As it rains outside, operatic music fills the mansion. Stefano listens in his chair in his room while he remembers the rantings of all of his adversaries. A black-gloved person shoots Stefano in the back and then checks for a pulse. Stefano's dead.
Wet from the rain, John arrives home to Marlena. Each covers for why they've been late and each looks guilty.
A guilty looking Bo arrives at the pub to see an equally looking guilty Hope. She's there because the house is quiet with Ciara on a sleepover. Bo receives a call from Roman, telling them to come to the DiMera mansion. In the background, the police hover over Stefano's body.
Kate arrives to Ian's office at Titan looking upset and guilty. She doesn't want to discuss Stefano.
EJ finds William running through the square, panting. EJ comments that Will looks afraid. Will shrugs. He doesn't owe him an explanation so EJ leaves.
Abe goes home, where Lexi finds him wet from the rain. This seems to disturb her. Is he alright? He assures her he's fine. She woke up in a cold sweat thinking about her father, feeling sad and disappointed. Abe promises never to let anyone hurt her again. Her favorite TV show is on. "You know the one with the cop and the guy..." Lexi goes to make tea while Abe turns the tube on and learns Stefano's dead. Lexi returns to ask what flavor of tea he wants and Abe shuts the TV off. He tells her the show's a re-run and hugs her.
An officer heads into Roman's office. There's a call for him... Roman takes a call and gets anxious. "Repeat that," he yells.
Melanie shows up at the Coffee Bean where Chad tells her Gabi has taken to checking in with him. He asks if she's alone and she looks at Andrew and tells him her friend's dropping her off at home. Gabi pays Andrew off. He has ideas about how to take this stalker thing to a new level. She wants him to simply stick to the plan. Meanwhile, Chad thinks they should ask Stefano for help with the stalker. Gabi arrives as Melanie attacks Stefano's name, making Chad annoyed. Chad goes off to see his father.
Back at the townhouse, John turns on the TV and he and Marlena learn Stefano's dead.
Bo and Hope arrive to the scene of the crime. The killer left the gun behind. Roman assumes it's the murder weapon and tells them it was fired once, but there were more bullet holes in another room. Roman says a person using a voice altering device called the murder in. Roman tells them they're here to answer questions. They're suspects! Though Bo thinks the world is a better place without him, nether killed Stefano. They lie that they were home together all night, while both flash to pulling guns on Stefano. Roman wonders, can anyone confirm their alibis? When asked if either has seen the murder weapon, both flash to seeing it and lie that they haven't. Chad walks into the room and sees his father's body. He's in shock.
EJ sips tea at the pub, alone.
Will races into Titan offices asking Kate if she's alright. She hasn't heard so he tells her Stefano's been killed. Kate starts to cry and denies it. Ian holds her.
Abe lets Roman in his house to discuss Stefano's death. Lexi comes down the stairs, overhears and gasps. "My father's dead?" She's aghast to hear he was murdered and sobs with grief. Roman questions them. Abe lies that the last time he saw Stefano was with Lexi at the house. Roman leaves and Lexi admits she wondered briefly if Stefano killed himself. Abe holds her as she sobs and promises to see that justice is done.
Roman goes to Titan and Ian, Kate, and Will. Roman questions them and Kate flashes to seeing Stefano earlier but lies that she can't recall the last time she saw him.
Roman questions Marlena and John at home. John's overjoyed that Stefano's dead. They both flash to seeing Stefano earlier but claim they never saw him. Roman leaves and Marlena asks if they should have told Roman that they were out tonight. John reminds her he didn't ask and they've nothing to worry about since they were telling the truth.
EJ arrives at the mansion looking morose. Chad rushes to his brother, wondering who could kill their father.
EJ turns up in Roman's office. He flashes to shooting up Stefano's mansion and tells Roman he and his father had a strained relationship. He wants to help with the investigation by having Roman rule him out. Later, Roman is upset to learn the murder weapon belongs to Abe Carver. The cop tells him the lab's working on the prints. Later he returns with a match to the prints. They belong to Abe, Hope, Bo, John, Marlena, EJ, Kate, and Will. "One of these people murdered Stefano DiMera. But which one?"
Melanie runs into Chad's arms, sorry to hear about Stefano. Gabi asks what she can do. He tells them he is completely alone. Andrew walks by, gazing at them.
Bo and Hope arrive home. Hope thinks they should get Ciara but Bo doesn't want to ruin her sleepover.
EJ sits quietly by his father's chair at the mansion.
Lexi tells Abe she let go of her father's role in her illness because life is too short.
Sami consoles EJ about his father's murder.
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