Maggie arrives home to Victor with "that puppy dog look" on his face. What has he done now? Victor says, "I own True Vista magazine." Maggie's shocked. He's sorry and admits the article was his idea. He wanted to stick it to Stefano and EJ. Maggie curses.
Days Recap: I Hate Talking.
Sonny tries in vain to get Will to talk to him, Clyde sticks his nose in where it doesn't belong, and Julie surprises EJ.
Sonny arrives home to pick something up. Will's demeanour is chilly and petulant. Sonny feels punished. He made a mistake but wants to face it. Will says Sonny's so confident and self-assured while he's a screw up. Sonny makes excuses for Will but Will lists off his past mistakes and whines that everyone hates him for writing the article. Suddenly he doesn't want to talk. "I hate talking." He hides in his room. Sonny tells him through the door they'll get through this. He goes. Tad shows up. He offers to hear him out without judgement. They talk and Tad thinks he needs to give it time. They got through their own rough patches. Will agrees but what he did to Abigail...
Jordan meets Rafe at the Horton square. The job Abby wanted at the sportsplex is taken. Jordan picks fluff off Rafe's shoulder and then stops herself. She thanks him for trying. From nearby, Clyde watches. Jordan wonders why Rafe just didn't text her this. Rafe grins. It was an excuse to see her. She runs along and Clyde walks up, glad they're working things out. Rafe doesn't want to discuss his personal life. Clyde gets it but wants his daughter's happiness. Like his son has "with that little cutie Abigail." It gets awkward and Clyde makes a point to thank him for introducing him to Kate.
In the supply closet at TBD, Abigail flashes to kissing EJ while making out with Ben. She pushes him away. Upstairs, Julie stops by Kate's table. She feels renewed after her and Doug's yoga cruise. She hands over a small Buddha ornament she calls calming. Kate's thankful. She sees True Vista magazine and scowls. Tad walks up and praises Will's writing ability and gives the magazine to Julie. He runs off and Kate warns that she won't find inner bliss in that magazine. She returns the Buddha. "You're gonna need it more than I do." Downstairs, Tad opens the closet door and Abby takes off. The guys bring some boxes upstairs and Tad wonders what's going on with him and Abigail. Ben's not sure.
At the Brady's pub, Sami receives a text and whispers, "Stefano." She makes a run for the door. EJ calls Stefano and later bumps into Julie outside. Before she can say anything, he tells her he has already ripped himself to shreds over this more than she could. Julie says she believes him. She has hurt people in the same way. EJ says she seems different. Julie had to get away after they lost Nick. Her trip opened her inner eye. She found the pathway to peace. "Higher consciousness." She gives him the Buddha. He makes a call to find out about his father.
Sami arrives home and texts Kate to get the hell home. Kate arrives and Sami says Stefano's returning home. They wonder if he'll be arrested and head to SPD to find out.
Abigail winds up at the park thinking about kissing EJ. Jordan finds her and tells her the sports complex job was taken. They discuss Rafe. Jordan says she was able to talk to Rafe as friends and forget about their problems. Abby sees that as a positive sign. She goes and Clyde shows up. She asks him to return to Poplar Bluff but he's sticking around to see how things go with her and the 'po-lice man'. He tells her he was introduced to Kate Roberts. Does she know her? Jordan walks off without answering and Clyde says, "Bulls-eye."
Sonny interrupts Maggie and Victor's discussion at the mansion and takes full responsibility for the article. Victor knew Will would be writing. They tell Maggie that Sami outed Abigail's name in the article, not Will. Sonny and Victor argue over who is to blame. Maggie asks them to stop. She understands. Finally. Sonny goes. Maggie can see he did all this just to help Will. She's mad but asks him to think twice about this next time. They make up and kiss.
Abby returns to TBD to explain why she pulled away from their kiss but EJ walks in and looks around and she pauses. Ben seems upset.
Sami and Kate go to Rafe's office at SPD. He walks in and they tell him Stefano's returning. Rafe goes to talk to someone. He returns and says the prosecutor who wanted the DiMera men behind bars was replaced and Stefano's hearing is tomorrow. Sami and Kate groan.
Sonny arrives home. Tad mutters that the first year of marriage is always the hardest. He goes.
Salem Spoilers for the next Days of our Lives:
Kate has bad news for John's family.
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- Christine Fix