"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
Sonny has a painfully honest discussion with Paul about Will; Hope and Rafe learn they both expressed interest in the commissioner job; Eli runs into someone from his past; Bonnie tries to seduce Victor.
Andre and Kate set new ground rules for their fake marriage; Abigail gets ready at the church with Jennifer and J.J.; Paul asks John and Marlena for advice about his vows; a mysterious figure escapes from Bayview.
Maggie and Justin interrupt Bonnie and Victor's wedding; Kayla and Steve try to figure out what's causing Adrienne's bizarre behavior; Hope and Sami demand answers about Will from an old foe; Jennifer urges Eric to come back to Salem.
Justin, Steve and Kayla work to free Adrienne; Eli confides in Gabi about a regretful decision from his past; Hope enlists J.J. and Lani to uncover secrets regarding Will; Bonnie and Sheila prepare to flee Salem.
Eve has another unexpected revelation for Victor and Brady; Eric and Brady have a tense run-in; Kate presents Gabi with a lucrative opportunity; Eli and Rafe clash on their first day as partners at the police department.
Sami has a surprising request for Rafe; Eve desperately tries to extricate herself from Brady's trap; Chad confronts Andre about sabotaging the company; Chloe tries to get Lucas to stop drowning his sorrows.
John gets Roger to admit to Will that Susan has been lying to him; Paul thanks Sonny for defending him, but Sonny makes clear all is not forgiven; a familiar face visits Susan; Eve blasts Brady and Victor for trying to set her up.
Rafe is forced to hide when Hope shows up at Sami's hotel room; Will reunites with Belle, who inadvertently reveals an unpleasant incident from his past; Paul confides in John that he fears he's going to lose Sonny; Eve turns the tables on Brady.
Sami lashes out at Belle; Hope opens her heart to Rafe, who is wracked with guilt over sleeping with Sami; Sonny makes his decision about whether he wants to be with Paul or Will; Will flirts with Paul.
Sami urges Lucas to sober up and be there for his son; Eric appeals to Will to give his mother a chance; Brady asks Paul to dig up dirt on Eve; Maggie fights back when Eve asserts her authority in the Kiriakis household.
Will finds Hope's engagement ring in Sami's hotel room; J.J. offers to make an unexpected move on Hope's behalf; Eli and Rafe get new information about the night of Theo's shooting; Kayla and Steve confront Kate about blackmailing Tripp.
Sami and Rafe get stuck in an awkward situation with Hope; Abe questions Eli about the investigation into his son's shooting; Doug gives Rafe a stern warning; Eric tries to help J.J. deal with his guilt.
Vivian and Stefan secretly discuss their plans for DiMera; Kate and Andre's evening is interrupted by an unexpected adversary; J.J. pleads with Lani not to end her pregnancy; Eric is jealous when he sees Jennifer with another man.
Abigail accuses Stefan of trying to stir up trouble between her and Chad; Lani feels guilty as J.J. continues to think he's going to be a father; Abe learns surprising news; Gabi questions Eli when she finds Lani's earring in his room.
Chad continues his quest to find the dirt necessary to bury his brother; Stefan asks Gabi out to dinner; Vivian questions Stefan about his feelings for Abigail; Theo says goodbye to his family and friends.
Chad's suspicion of Andre grows, but Abigail comes to her brother-in-law's defense; Stefan is appalled when Vivian suggests they resort to extreme measures; Lucas asks Chloe out on a date; a murder rocks Salem.
Hope urges Roman not to get involved in the murder investigation; Sonny overhears an incriminating conversation between Brady and Eve; Will talks to Marlena about his attraction to Paul; Steve's dizzy spells continue.
While reviewing security footage from the night of Andre's murder, Eli and Rafe make a surprising discovery; Stefan assures Vivian her tracks have been covered; Lani confesses to Gabi; John and Steve investigate the origin of Anna's letter.
Steve tells Kayla about his dire health news; Will vows to help Paul find out about what is happening with John; Sonny doesn't want to hear Eve's relationship advice; Victor suggests how Brady can gain Eve's trust.
Will and Paul spy on John and discover his unsettling plans; Steve's condition worsens as he and Kayla race against time to find out what's wrong with him; Eli faces a difficult decision; Claire tries to get the truth out of Tripp.
Hope is curious about Carrie's reaction to her and Rafe's wedding invitation; while speaking with Rafe and Eli, Abigail implicates Gabi; Marlena questions John's behavior; Kate discovers a shocking scene at the DiMera Mausoleum.
Abigail and Stefan share a moment; John attempts to inject Steve with another dose; Kate is reunited with Billie, who has a mysterious reason for being in town; Claire confronts Ciara about the secret she shared with Tripp.