Rafe digs for more information about Dr. Baker, Philip wants Stephanie back, and Melanie gets hurt.
Rafe continues doing research on Dr. Baker and says somebody on the clinic’s message board has agreed to meet him with information about Dr. Richard M Baker. He posed as a former disgruntled patient of Dr. Baker’s and is meeting this person within an hour.
Nicole calls Dr. Baker from the pier and asks if he received his money. He did and she tells him they’re through. Dr. Baker taunts her and asks her to send photos of Sami’s baby every so often. Nicole rants at him and he starts to laugh at his own joke. "I’m just playing with you. Now that I’ve got the money, my lips are completely sealed about your dastardly deeds." They hang up and Nicole tells Sydney that Dr. Baker will now disappear from their lives.
EJ finishes a business call when Stefano barges into the great room for a drink. EJ reminds him he’s not to drink, but Stefano says they have a big problem.
Stephanie asks Philip if he wants to get back together with her and when Melanie walks in, Stephanie is confused. "Do you want to tell her or should I?" Philip says he was under a lot of stress after he left Titan and his family and Melanie was there to listen to him vent. Melanie agrees. "It was one of those right place right time things." Stephanie asks why she’s there and where did Philip go all night. Melanie says he was with her. They spent the night together! Now isn’t the time to discuss this, says Philip, who says they need to focus on Ciara’s kidnapping. Melanie leaves and Stephanie makes a call to her family and worries about Hope and Bo. She asks Philip for the truth about what happened between him and Melanie last night. He stammers and Stephanie realizes she has no right to ask. The fact that he left his family proves to her he’s the hero she knew he was. Philip asks if there’s another chance for them and Stephanie thinks it depends on what he did with Melanie last night. Philip lies about what happened, saying they talked.
At the shack, Brenda chastises Troy for giving Ciara false hope, when he tells her things are going to be alright. Brenda goes to the drop off point to make sure Hope is alone.
At his desk, Bo has a vision that Ciara runs out of the woods with the kidnappers trailing behind. Brenda shoots Ciara in the back and Hope screams and holds her in her arms, crying. Bo gasps and Dean asks what’s wrong. Bo goes to call Hope, but she has turned off her cell phone so he tells Justin that Hope can’t go to the drop. He rushes off with Dean in tow. Victor arrives and Justin gives him a heads up about what’s been happening. Victor is concerned and wonders how Bo will forgive himself if he screws this up.
Bo arrives at the drop point and Brenda runs off while Bo tells Hope that she can’t pay the ransom. If she does, Ciara will die. He tells Hope about his vision, and Dean arrives and says he’ll stick around to see if the kidnappers left anything behind.
Rafe breaks into a room in the now closed clinic and is surprised there’s power to the building still. He starts research on the computer. He finds a few flyers for the Dominican Republic but when somebody else arrives, he hides. A woman arrives and is taken aback. She tells him something terrible happened at the clinic.
EJ calls and makes a meeting with somebody but Stefano worries it’s an ambush. Nicole interrupts with Sydney and Stefano offers to return later, so he and Nicole can talk. EJ has bad news and tells her Ciara was kidnapped. Nicole is visually upset and EJ says there’s nothing worse for a parent. She mentions how the only way it’s alright to take a child away from its mother is if the child is better off with another. EJ is confused but Nicole says she’s generalizing. He tells her without her, his life would be meaningless.
At the station, Victor tells Justin he has a meeting with somebody. He needs to find out if Ciara was taken because of him or the business.
Dr. Baker calls his bookie and gambles on racing. Later, he tells the bookie he’ll get his money. All of it. He throws down the racing form in frustration.
Dean heads into the shack and slams the door. He tells Troy and Brenda how angry he is that there will be no drop.
Hope and Bo return to Salem PD and Justin is surprised they called off the ransom drop. Bo tells Justin he knows that if they paid the kidnappers, they’d kill Ciara. Justin asks how they could possibly know this. Bo and Hope fight about his visions, but Bo can’t ignore what came to him. Bo says the drop off point is irrelevant. It’s the ransom. They’ll never get it. Hope thinks they’ll kill Ciara if they don’t get the cash. Justin agrees with Hope. They’ve got to play the kidnapper’s game. Bo knows Ciara can identify the kidnapper, so he knows they won’t let her go. Dean arrives with what appears to be some proof that the kidnappers are similar to other cases. Once they got the money, they always let the child go. Brenda calls and Hope says she’s not backing out. There was a slight mix-up. Bo tells them that he’ll pay off every snitch and there’ll be no place for them to hide. "I will hunt you down if it takes the rest of my life," Bo yells into the phone.
Melanie jumps on a stool at the pub and tells Arianna about her night with Philip. Arianna agrees to keep it quiet and is happy for Melanie, thinking they’re together. Melanie says not yet. He has a family crisis and is talking to Philip’s ex-fiancée. She’s sure Stephanie won’t take him back after she learns the truth.
At the manse, Philip professes his love for Stephanie and wants her back. They agree to hold off with the reconciliation until Ciara’s back. Stephanie worries this kidnapping will pull him back into the family, but he assures her it isn’t. She hopes this is for him, not to appease her. She claims there’s a book of hers in his room and runs off. Melanie returns and is stunned to learn Philip and Stephanie may get back together. Melanie gasps and asks what last night meant. Philip said things in the heat of the moment, he says, and meant what he said. He’s sorry. Melanie cries that he’s not sorry. He got his night with her and his precious Stephanie back. Philip asks her to keep this from Stephanie, but she thinks if she tells her, they won’t have a chance. Stephanie returns with her book and notices Melanie’s tears.
The Kiriakis and DiMera families meet and EJ tells Victor they had nothing to do with the kidnapping. Victor doesn’t believe them but EJ assures him he’d never harm a child. If somebody did, and he knew about it, they’d die a painful death.
Nicole arrives at the pub and brings up Sami and Rafe to Arianna, who wonders why she cares about them.
Next on Days Of Our Lives:
Nicole wonders what EJ is up to.
Brenda and Dean argue about what happens next.
I think you’re dead wrong, Justin tells Bo.
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