Family surrounds Ari as she dies, and Nicole and Kate bicker.
Kate walks in on Brady by Ari’s bedside, admitting he did something to Vivian. Kate steps outside the room and goes to Melanie at the nurse’s station and questions her about Vivian. She learns Vivian has disappeared. Kate’s intrigued. She brings up Arianna, upsetting Melanie who didn’t know she was dying. Inside Ari’s room, Brady apologizes for treating Ari like dirt and thinks she was right about him. She opens her eyes and tells him she was wrong about him and squeezes his hand. Brady lets her hold his mother’s rosary. In the lounge, EJ tells Rafe that his sister was desperate to tell him something and thinks it’s time he fessed up. Rafe thinks it’s time to stick his fist down his throat. EJ blames Will for badgering Ari enough so she ran into oncoming traffic and doesn’t want Sami mothering his children considering she can’t even be a proper mother to Will.
Nicole finds herself in Vivian’s boudoir. She puts on the headset and Vivian tells her she saw the look on Brady’s face when he received word that Arianna was dying. Vivian thinks Brady has never gotten over Arianna and thinks Nicole will end up broke and alone. Vivian shares that as a Duchess she has her own oil fields. She offers to give them to Nicole, who doesn’t bite. They bicker and Nicole turns off the feed and tells herself she and Brady are fine. In the meantime, Vivian’s surprised Nicole didn’t take the bait. She hopes somebody new shows up to let her out. Downstairs, Kate arrives. Henderson refuses her entrance but Nicole turns up and lets her in, surprising Kate, who didn’t know she moved in. Kate slings insults at Nicole, who insists Victor thinks she’s good for Brady. Kate doubts that and can’t believe the manse is turning into Papa Kiriakis’ boarding house. She’s only too happy to fill Nicole in on the scene she witnessed at the hospital between Brady and Ari. She calls it a scene out of La Bohème and taunts Nicole. Nicole has had enough and leaves so Kate goes rummaging through Vivian’s room. Vivian thinks God has a sick sense of humor and hopes somebody saves her. She turns on the feed and finds Kate. She makes fun of Kate’s hair and begs her to turn the feed on. Kate finds the remote and turns it on, shocked to see Vivian. Vivian tells her to put on the earpiece and once she does, Vivian explains she’s in Isabella’s sarcophagus. Kate snorts and asks if Brady put her there. It has to be the most interesting thing he has ever done. Vivian thinks Kate can get revenge on Nicole by letting her out.
Gabi goes to Ari’s room, crying. Outside her room, Will beats himself up about the accident and Lexi comforts him. Nearby Melanie comments to Brady that she knows he still loved Arianna. Brady wipes away tears and thinks maybe he did. In the lounge, Sami interrupts Rafe and EJ’s quarrel, telling EJ he’s making things worse. If it were Lexi in the hospital, Rafe would back off. EJ slightly nods and leaves to find Lexi. She tells him he shouldn't be there. He can’t leave without the evidence that Sami shot him and worries she’ll destroy it. A code blue is heard over the hospital speakers and it brings everyone to Ari’s room. Melanie attempts to assist Lexi but cries over Ari’s bed, remembering they’re supposed to go shoe shopping. Lexi brings Ari back, then updates the family. Ari doesn’t have much time. Sami talks to Brady about EJ calling him to the hospital. She thinks he did it in the hopes that Ari would open up to him about what she knows. Meanwhile, EJ goes to Will, who admits he knows EJ’s been stalking them. If he shot EJ, he wouldn’t have stopped at one bullet. EJ knows Sami shot him and like Ari, Will knows it. He badgers Will to talk until Lexi kicks him out. In the waiting room, Sami and Brady tell each other how much they mean to each other while Gabi questions Rafe in Ari’s room about why they were arguing. Rafe says none of that matters now. Sami pokes her head in and they have a group hug as EJ hovers near the door. Rafe takes a call from his mother and Ari calls for her mum but Rafe’s gone. She sees Sami and grabs her arm and croaks. "You won’t get away with this." Rafe and Gabi return and Sami tells them Ari told her she loves them. Ari flatlines and Lexi’s unable to save her this time. Arianna passes on. Everyone sobs and EJ returns with flowers but realizes he’s too late.
Nicole goes down to the pier and considers Kate and Vivian’s words about Brady loving Ari. She tells herself they’re both wrong. Brady comes by and Nicole tells him how sorry she is about Ari.
Salem Spoilers For Tomorrow's Days Of Our Lives:
"Keep away from her," says Will to EJ.
"I have some bad news," Bo says to Hope.
"I know your dirty little secret," Kate tells somebody.
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