From home, Abigail overhears JJ making a date to see Paige in the park. Once he hangs up, Abby teases him mercilessly. JJ says they're just friends but tells her not to go to their mother with this. Abby advises him not to act nonchalant about his feelings for Paige or he'll send the wrong message. She gets a text and learns Daniel was suspended. They run out.
Days Recap: That Criminal.
JJ blows off a date, Liam is angry with Jennifer's faith in Daniel, and Aiden goes to Marlena for personal reasons.
From the Brady's pub, Eric tells Marlena about Daniel being drugged, which reminds him of Kristen drugging him. He tells her he and Nicole are going to be married at some point, just not in the Catholic church. Marlena can tell this has been a tough decision since the Catholic teachings are his life. Still, she's happy for him. He's paged and leaves as Aiden walks in. He thanks Marlena for interviewing a client of his for a case. She thanks him in turn for referring a new client to her but he's confused. He never sent her a referral. When he took her card he meant it for himself.
Liam comforts Jenn when she types out the press release for Daniel at the hospital. He offers to help her and it looks like she might agree when Hope arrives. Jenn asks Liam to leave them alone. He does but punches the wall once outside. Meanwhile, Jenn fills Hope in about Daniel's case and says to wait for the internal investigation to be done before calling Kim and Shane. Later, Hope goes and Liam finds Jenn. She tells him she's fine now and makes sure he knows she has faith in Dan.
Brady receives a visit at the Kiriakis mansion from Theresa who babbles about not having anything to do with what happened to Daniel. Brady is confused so Theresa spells it out. He calls Daniel.
Nicole barges into Daniel's apartment on edge. He tells her to calm down and gets her some water. She's about to tell him everything when Brady calls to see how Daniel's doing. Daniel can't discuss the case with him because he's on the hospital board but says he's okay. They hang up and Daniel assumes Nicole wants to do an expose on this. He doesn't want to go to Theresa with this but Nicole says Theresa may not be...Daniel cuts her off. She again tries to explain but JJ and Abigail arrive. They ask what they can do and Daniel says Nicole was about to tell him her plan. Nicole stammers a little and says they'll talk strategy later. They know she helped their uncle Eric so think Daniel's in good hands. Abigail takes off and Dan goes in the other room. JJ apologizes for being rotten to her when they first met. Nicole accepts and goes. Outside, she recalls Liam blackmailing her. Later, JJ asks Daniel how he can help bring Theresa down. Daniel says he can't risk JJ going to prison. He asks JJ to concentrate on school and his life. JJ realizes he ditched Paige by accident. It's been an hour! He goes.
Marybeth finds Paige at the park waiting for JJ and gets on her case about "hanging out with that criminal." She worries JJ will drag her down. When JJ doesn't show up, Marybeth wonders if he found something better to do. She drags her friend off to TBD for a drink. Later, Nicole and Eric meet. She's upset about Daniel and Eric loves that she's such a wonderful friend. She tells him to stop it. "I'm horrible." Eric reminds her of the good she did for him.
Back at Brady's, Theresa tells him the rest of the story after he hangs up from Daniel. Brady thinks it's a set up. Theresa hopes he believes that she had nothing to do with it. Brady tells her Daniel's the best friend he has and he loves Jenn, too. He warns that he'll crush anyone who messes with them. "Is that clear?" Theresa tears up. Brady believes she didn't do this but if she's playing him, if he finds she has had even a small part in this, he'll come after her. She tells him she'll give him a pass this time but won't wait forever to make it up to her. She flashes to giving Liam Daniel's house key and tries to find a way out of her mess.
Paige and Marybeth arrive at TBD. Marybeth drones on about how horrible JJ is. Paige doesn't want to discuss it. She's down so goes to get some cookies.
Hope runs into the pub and sees Aiden with Marlena. They cover and Marlena goes.
JJ arrives in the park - Paige is gone, so he texts her.
Back at TBD, Marybeth intercepts JJ's text and deletes it.
Daniel runs into Theresa at the parkette.
Brady goes to Jenn at the hospital to hear who their suspects are.
From home, Liam yells and schemes because things with Jenn didn't go his way.
Salem Spoilers for the next Days of our Lives:
Rafe wants to know what everybody is hiding about his sister.
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- Christine Fix