At the Aubin B&B in New Ross, Ireland, Colleen tells everyone, "It is I, in the flesh as any fool can see!" Hope and Shawn don't think it's possible but Colleen says the wrinkles have changed her. She is proud to know that Samantha is the spitting image of her when she was young! Marlena tells her they've read the letters to Santo and Colleen reminisces about them. She longed for Santo's strong arms around her but had to settle for his words. While his love held him to her, it also tore him from her at the same time. She says what she did was a disgrace to the church, God and her family and that's why she left her habit on the cliff and ran and hid. She did it in order for Santo to go back to his wife and son, after he lied to her and dashed any hope for a future. She says she heard Santo never smiled since then and Stefano bore the brunt of his pain. "For all the days of his life," she finishes. She says she never loved again. Marlena tells Colleen that Stefano hated her for his father's heartbreak. Colleen knows and says she didn't want to be found out so she moved to another part of Ireland, changed her name and took work as a seamstress, then moved to South America and became a clothing designer. With the money she made, she hired help and grew an empire. With the money she made, she searched for relatives and found them in Salem. After finding out what Stefano had done to them she took some responsibility and tried to help. Marlena doesn't blame her. Bo calls Stefano evil and Colleen agrees. She asks for their forgiveness for taking Claire and calls to Crystal, who brings Claire to them. Everyone hugs and kisses Claire and tells her how much they missed her and Colleen smiles as she watches. Unnoticed, John takes out the knife he stole earlier and stares Colleen down. Marlena reminds John that Claire is his granddaughter and asks him to go to her. He does so and Bo berates Colleen for kidnapping Claire but Colleen says she had to protect her and felt the same about Brady Black. Chloe's eyes grow wide and suddenly everyone is quiet. Chloe yells at Colleen to tell her where Brady is but Colleen doesn't know. She wonders if Chloe does, but Chloe denies it and runs off crying. Colleen says they can only pray that no evil befell him, and she sits down to rest. Marlena tells John that Brady's his son but he is disinterested. Outside the room, Chloe sobs for Brady and when Phil tries to comfort her, she pushes him away.
For all the days of his life
Colleen explains what she's been up to all these years, the Bradys welcome Claire back and Lucas confesses to attempted murder.
At the pub, Max tells Nick and Chelsea that he doesn't feel bad for Ford. Chelsea is sorry Max got involved but Max replies that there is nothing they can do now. Chelsea reminds them that Crawford said he wouldn't press charges against her but he didn't say anything about anyone else. Max thinks the autopsy will prove that Ford fell and wasn't hit. Stephanie wishes her parents were there but they're in Ireland and though Nick feels the truth is out and they can now move on, Stephanie doesn't trust Crawford. Just then, Crawford makes an appearance. He looks beaten down and lets the group know he came from the morgue after seeing Ford's ravaged body. "It was sickening," he says and he has had a change of heart. He's pressing charges. Max is angry that he's changing his mind but Crawford explains that an autopsy won't tell him anything and says Ford's body is broken and defiled. Max counters that Ford defiled sorority girls but Crawford retorts there is no proof. They argue about what type of a future Ford could have had and Stephanie tells Crawford they didn't want Ford to die; they wanted him to stop raping girls. Crawford wonders why then, did they lure him over to the Theta house. Chelsea stands up for what they did and calls Ford arrogant - just like his father. Crawford is going to the DA and will press full charges against Chelsea no matter the autopsy outcome. "May you rot in hell for what you did," he says, and then storms off.
Kate and Billie arrive and comfort Chelsea, who is sick of defending herself for something she didn't do. Kate tells her Crawford is the one who needs to be afraid. "I know exactly how to handle this. Come with me," she says, and takes her from the pub. Nick leaves and Steph thanks Max for sticking up for them.
At the safe house, Sami notices that Allie is crying and feels feverish. She worries that her daughter has the flu. Lucas calls from jail and hears Allie's wailing and immediately worries. He wants to know what's wrong with her but Sami comments that he can't help her anyway, because of something stupid he did for her! As EJ enters the house, Sami yells to Lucas that this makes her feel like she wants to hate him! She is angry that the man she loves isn't with her right now. Lucas is happy to hear she still loves him but they continue arguing until Sami notices EJ in the room. She hangs up and accuses him of eavesdropping. EJ comments that he lives there too and tells her their situation has changed, somewhat dramatically. He tells her about Stefano's condition and how he's no longer a threat. Sami is floored when he tells her that Tony, Lexi and him decided to let Stefano rest. "In an inexplicable coma?" Sami asks. EJ tells Sami he regrets following in Stefano's footsteps. She tells him he can't change the past but EJ says he can be a better man for her and her children. They can go home, he tells her. She receives a call from Lucas again but puts him off. He asks her to visit - with Allie so he can say goodbye!
Lucas is brought to Roman's office and wants to confess. Abe is shocked. "I did it. I shot EJ in the back. I was trying to kill him," he says and doesn't want a trial. Just time served. A stenographer arrives and Luca tells them everything. Abe and Roman want to know why Lucas is doing this and Lucas tells them there is no use in fighting this - Sami knows he did it. He didn't trust her and is now paying the consequences. He knows it'll be rough but is hoping someday he'll get off with good behavior.
Chelsea, Billie and Kate arrive at Victor Kirakis' mansion and after greeting Victor, they tell him about what happened with Ford Decker and Kate says Chelsea is still in trouble but did nothing wrong. Victor says, "Oh well we can't have that. Consider the matter taken care of." He picks up the phone, makes a call and says the deal is done. Chelsea is shocked. She tells him Max is involved and helped move the body but Victor hasn't many friends at the police department. He doesn't think that Max will do time, since he has no record.
Billie and Chelsea arrive back at the pub and tell Max and Stephanie that Victor made a call and fixed everything for her but Max didn't get so lucky. He still has to go to the police station.
Victor has Crawford Decker to his home and tells him there has been a misunderstanding…
Next on Days of our Lives:
Lucas tells Sami it's over. He pled guilty to attempted murder.
Bo tells the gang they've got to make sure pop sees his sister! "He's in for one hell of a reunion."
John tells Marlena, "I told you I'm not going to hurt anyone, especially not that helpless woman."
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