Brady tries to save face, Will comes to terms with what happened to Nick, and Anne visits the Horton's.
In the park, Will tells Arianna how he will protect her. Sonny joins him and agrees, explaining the choices he made were for her protection. Nothing's going to bring Nick back and he doesn't want Arianna's mother to go to prison after witnesses saw Gabi screaming at Nick in the square. Will's sorry Sonny's in another mess but Sonny recognizes that Will's family is doing right by Gabi.
At the apartment, EJ reminds Kate that everyone's freedom is on the line and promises to have someone break into her home to steal all of her clothing and shoes if she doesn't stop arguing about her boots. Gabi gets a call about Club TBD being swamped for New Year's Eve and EJ and Sami rush off to help. Alone, Kate asks Gabi to stay positive so they can get through this. Gabi hugs Will apologetically when he returns with Sonny and Arianna. Kate offers to watch Arianna with Gabi so they can go to Club TBD. After, Gabi pours them a drink to ring in the New Year together.
At the hospital, Jenn thinks Anne has another thing coming if she plans to fire Abby. Anne shoves Abby's paperwork in Jenn's face to prove she didn't sabotage a Horton. Jenn rushes off as Anne yells after her asking where she got the idea that she was shredding the paperwork.
At the Brady Pub, JJ talks to Liam about his mother's involvement with Daniel and how in love she was. Liam's concerned when JJ changes the subject and starts to discuss his legal problems. He doesn't want Liam to tell Jenn what they were discussing when she returns. She pulls JJ aside and promises Abby's going to be fine but he's not. She knows what he's doing by trying to keep her from her date and wants him to respect her. JJ reluctantly leaves, upset that he's messed things up. Jenn rejoins Liam and apologizes. She makes an effort to explain how she's working through her feelings after losing her husband. Maybe New Year's Eve is too much pressure for a first date and Liam recommends they try to get together next year.
Before leaving the Horton's, Abby gets Cameron's text that he's still thinking of her. She claims she received a text from work and can't go to the party with her friend, who then leaves. Abby wipes her tears away when Anne arrives beating on the door while looking for Jenn. She's there to deal with whoever is spreading lies about her but Abby shows her out. She gives JJ a hard time when he arrives home, knowing he was responsible for Anne's visit.
Nicole screams for Brady, Daniel and Eric to stop after a brawl breaks out outside of the Kiriakis home. Brady gets loose and puts Nicole in a headlock. He lets her go and starts apologizing. Daniel won't let him fail and Eric offers to take him to a meeting. Brady makes it clear that he wants to tell Maggie himself. Privately, he tells Eric how sorry he is before leaving to change. Eric watches as Nicole fusses with Daniel's scrapes before they leave.
In the square, Brady gives Eric a line about only members being welcome at the meeting and they part ways. Brady heads off in the opposite direction of the meeting. Later, Eric returns to meet Brady and learns the meeting broke up and he wasn’t there.
EJ and Sami arrive at Club TBD and don aprons. Sami rushes to Will when he arrives and holds him tight while crying. He understands and promises they will figure something out. He wonders what time it is, knowing the New Year is close. Sami tries to make out like 2013 wasn't that bad. She rejoins EJ and Will makes it to Sonny's side at the bar in time for the countdown.
At Daniel's, Nicole recommends he let her take care of him as she bandages him up. They hear the fireworks and she wishes him a Happy New Year with a peck on the cheek.
Liam wishes Jenn a Happy New Year when they hear the fireworks as they reach her door. He gives her a kiss on the cheek and she just smiles.
In the park, JJ and Abby watch the fireworks together and decide being with each other is enough for both of them. Elsewhere, Brady scores some drugs from his dealer.
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