Brady listens as Eric makes a call looking for him at the church. Brady says he owes him an apology. Eric admits he was pushing him hard. Brady says he was right. They embrace. Eric then asks Brady to forgive himself. Brady says he ripped the family apart because he was stupid. Eric thinks Kristen is to blame, but realizes the remaining problem is John. Brady won’t discuss it. They part smiling.
Outside the pub, John tells Marlena his feelings for Kristen aren’t dead. Marlena smacks him across the face and tells him he destroys everything. Marlena rehashes how he told her he hated Kristen, and then forgave her. She says it turned out that not trusting him made excellent sense. John insists he was only thinking of Brady. Marlena says he had to have feelings to take it so far. She says he’s worse than Kristen. She’s done.
At the square, Nicole and Kristen tell each other to stay away from Brady. Kristen shoves Nicole who lands on the ground. She gets up and shoves back. A woman intervenes briefly. Nicole tells Kristen the difference between them is that she is always honest with Brady while Kristen deceived him. Kristen brings up Eric. Nicole says Brady wouldn’t believe her if she told him. She warns Kristen she’s not going anywhere. Kristen thinks Nicole would use Brady. Nicole says they are friends, sometimes friends with benefits, and she’s available if he wants to bury his rage – because he hats Kristen. Slapping and a catfight ensues. Brady appears and breaks it up. Eric, Marlena, and John appear as Kristen tries to ‘explain’ to Brady. He tells her he’s grown to hate her. Kristen insists she fell in love with him. He assures he they’re over. Kristen goes. Nicole and Eric ask Brady if he’s okay. He spots John. Nicole leaves with Eric. Brady glares at John and stalks off. John catches up. Meanwhile, Marlena has caught up with Kristen.
At the hospital, Gabi tells Katie she’s feeling overwhelmed. Kate says it looks like she’ll get her happy ending.
On a porch, Stefano recalls giving the orders to ‘cut it off’ and grins.
EJ arrives at the hospital. Maxine tells him Sami is visiting with Rafe.
In Rafe’s room, Sami spots Bernardi standing over Rafe with the razor and shoots him. Kayla enters and tells her to put the gun down. EJ reaches Sami next.
Abe tells Hope she’s in the clear in the café. She says she messed up. Abe points out that Will and Nick are alive because of her. Hope gets a call to the hospital.
Kate and Gabi arrive in Rafe’s hospital room, exclaiming, but Maxine quickly ushers them out. EJ appeals to Sami to give him the gun. Gabi hears Sami says the man was going to kill Rafe. EJ puts the firearm in a plastic bag as Bernardi is wheeled away. Kate hisses at EJ that he knows exactly who is responsible Gabi asks her who would try to kill Rafe? Kate pretends not to know. Gabi wonders why Sami had a gun. Kate says she gave it to her. Hope and Abe appear. Hope wonders how the guy was going to kill Rafe. Abe works to get Rafe transferred. Maxine takes Gabi to check on her baby while Kate leaves to take care of something. Meanwhile, Sami’s hyperventilating and tells EJ she had to protect Rafe. She thinks Stefano is behind it. Hope and Abe join them. EJ tells them not to blame the DiMeras; Sami’s not thinking clearly, but saved Rafe’s life. Sami recounts what happened in Rafe’s room. Kayla gives Abe the ID from Bernardi’s body. He tells Hope, Sami, and EJ that the man she shot was Detective Bernardi. Sami flashes to fighting him in the park and insists he was going to kill Rafe with a knife. Abe tells Sami the detectives went over the room – there was no knife or weapon found at all.
At home, Stefano triumphantly conducts to orchestra music. Suddenly he gets a call and asks, smiling, “Do you have a souvenir for me?” His face changes. “No!” Later, Kate arrives. She knows Stefano expected her. Kate warns Stefano to think long and hard before trying to kill Rafe again, and send his thugs after her too because she will do anything and everything to make sure he’s a dead man. Stefano tuts.
At the church, Nicole tells Eric she’s really worried about Brady. Eric asks how involved in his life she plans on getting. She tells him goodnight.