Nicole reads a private letter, Philip takes Parker and leaves Chloe, and Melanie recognizes the intruder.
As Melanie readies for bed, a masked intruder looks in the window at her. Suddenly she hears a noise. He’s inside and grabs her. He admits he killed Arianna and says he plans to do the same to her. They struggle, she pepper-sprays him, he threatens to kill her and she plants a vase on his head. He goes down and as they struggle Dario comes in and begins beating the man. The intruder falls and is unconscious. Dario removes his mask and Melanie recognizes him.
While walking outside Kate talks aloud and tells a non-existent Philip not to back down. She has a smug look on her face as Victor approaches and guesses that something is up. She tells him to go home and find out for himself.
At the Kiriakis home Chloe is surprised to find that Kate taped their conversation. Philip asks if Kate doctored the tape. Chloe admits to him that she said those things. Chloe defends herself and Philip is not impressed. He tells her that she wants him to feel sorry for her. She admits she shouldn’t drink when she takes medication. She blames Kate for what she said and brings on the tears. He says that no one is going to use Parker like this, especially her. He says she moves from man to man looking for attention and doesn’t think change is possible for her. She claims she’s a good mom but he reminds her she got wasted and drunk-dialed his mom. He doesn’t want Parker to grow up with her and says he and Parker are leaving. She stands there stunned then chases them around the house crying. She pleads and wails as Victor overhears it all. She grabs Parker as Philip tells her to kiss him goodnight. She refuses. Victor walks in and advises her to do what Philip says. She kisses Parker and hands him to Philip. She cries to Victor and he says she’s a disease. He’s glad Philip’s keeping Parker away from her. He and Parker leave promising to keep in touch. Victor keeps her from going after them. He calls her a tramp and slams the door as she leaves.
In the operating room Dr. Watterson asks Carly if he should take over the operation. She moves aside and discretely takes some pills and leaves to scrub up again. He wonders how she keeps working so long. After the operation Carly sees that she’s run out of pills.
Dario tells Nicole at the funeral home that Rafe took off. She hangs up and the minister joins her. He reminds her that Faye loved her. When he leaves her alone, she begins to write her letter to Faye. She sees that Taylor’s envelope isn’t sealed and reads the letter. She’s shocked to read that Taylor admits that she did something that wasn’t supposed to happen and disappointed their mom. Nicole wonders what it was.
After the limo accident EJ and Taylor lie knocked out. EJ wakes first and tries to bring her around. He screams for help but no one answers. She wakes with her leg pinned and he explains what happened, kisses her forehead and holds her close. The driver tells them he hit a tree. He says he won’t leave her. They caress and comfort each other and he says he’s done the wrong thing. He explains that when he thought she was dead he realized that he was in love with her. They start to smooch it up big time. Nicole comes onto the scene and sees the wreck. She tries to open the limo door.
On the phone Jennifer talks to a potential hospital philanthropist at the nurse’s station and orders a pizza while Maxine and Daniel listen in. She leaves with balloons. She returns and runs into Daniel and they briefly touch. She offers tickets to a concert and thinks Carly would like it too. It’s obvious by the look on his face that this wasn’t exactly what he had in mind. She offers the tickets to Carly but she’s too tired. Jennifer continues to run into Daniel physically. He says he wants to spend the evening with a woman he could have something with. Her cell rings and it’s Hope. She learns that Ciara ran away with Theo.
Outside the hospital Maxine runs into Carly. She has the posters about the missing children. Carly drops her stuff and realizes she wants to help Bo through this.
Philip is at the DiMera mansion with Parker. Kate says that he’s going to give Parker more than she gave him and they hug. He promises to call and send photos. He leaves with Parker.
Salem Spoilers for the Next Days of Our Lives:
EJ and Taylor feel the guilt of what they've done.
Justin and Adrienne see a shared moment between Daniel and Jenn.
Dario attacks Troy intent on killing him.
Dario and Mel bond.
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