"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.
Victor and Deimos convince the Kiriakis men to join together until the escaped prisoners are captured; Victor delivers shocking news to Sonny; Nicole tells Chloe she may be making a mistake; Eduardo is upset to learn Dario is working for Deimos.
Steve commits to caring for Kayla during her recovery; Claire gives Ciara, Jennifer, Julie and J.J. the slip; Adrienne, Lucas, Chad, Theo and Thomas hunker down at the DiMera mansion; Orphues, Clyde and Xander make a coordinated move.
Steve discovers his family is being held hostage; Hope and Aiden spend time together at the Brady Pub; the lights go out while Theo is watching Arianna and Thomas; Chad and Gabi bond while trapped in the panic room.
Andre suggests to Chad that they take advantage of the Kiriakis blunder; Deimos, Justin, Brady, Philip and Sonny deal with fallout from the attempted raid; Justin insists Adrienne leave the mansion; Gabi helps a friend defend against looters.
Blanca's ex interrupts her breakfast with Dario; Nicole tells Chloe she can't keep her secret much longer; Theresa tells Brady the truth behind Xander's incarceration; Maggie's doctor's say her inability to walk is in her head.
The Halloween charity fundraiser ends with a surprise announcement; Hope and Ciara argue over a proposed trust fund for Ciara; the magician's show at the hospital takes a dark turn; Theo remains at odds with Valerie.
Chad celebrates Thanksgiving and Thomas' birthday with the Hortons; J.J. makes a discovery in the attic; Kayla, Kimberly and Roman visit Bo's grave; Abe brings Valerie to dinner; Shawn, Ciara and Rafe try to cheer Hope up.
Sonny interferes in an argument between Justin and Lucas; Kayla gets Adrienne's test results; J.J. and Gabi get together; Jennifer tries to get Abigail to let Chad know she's alive; Shawn and Rafe review the events leading up to Stefano's death.
Nicole confesses she's ready to move on with Deimos; Kate helps Adrienne through her ordeal; Deimos tells Brady he's getting closer to discovering the truth; an argument escalates between Jade and Joey.
Nicole says a heartbreaking goodbye to the baby; Kate debates whether to betray Eduardo; Theo and Claire overhead a suspicious conversation while spying on Theo and Claire; Brady gets the test results.
Hope battles for her life; Rafe, Steve and Paul prepare for a meeting with a man they think is Stefano; Kayla, Shawn and Ciara find out Hope escaped prison; Carrie and Austin help Marlena and Anna; Deimos romances Nicole.
Nicole and Chloe overhear Deimos making a threat; Sonny tries to get control over Deimos; Valerie offers Claire and Theo advice; Justin offers Adrienne help.Nicole and Chloe overhear Deimos making a threat; Sonny tries to get control over Deimos; Valerie offers Claire and Theo advice; Justin offers Adrienne help.
Deimos's victims are in danger; Abigail and Gabi consider how to retrieve the hard drive from Kiriakis' mansion; Nicole worries that everyone was right about Deimos; Belle disapproves Chloe's move regarding Holly.
Chad and Gabi's situation devolves; Eduardo, Kate, Dario and Abigail talk about how to rescue Chad and Gabi; Victor tells Deimos to clean up his act; Adrienne, Jennifer and Anne work to destroy the Orwell device.
Sonny gets beaten for trying to escape his captor; Deimos, Eduardo and Andre negotiate for their loved ones' release; Drew asks Shane for help; Abigail gets Dario's assistance looking for Gabi and Chad.
Chad and Abigail have an awkward encounter with Gabi; Rafe and Hope learn about changes at the police department; Brady and Deimos butt heads over how to help Nicole; Eduardo promises not to give up on Kate.
Steve tries to save Kayla; Chad moves to dismantle Deimos' empire; Sonny and Paul try to find out what can be done about Deimos' connection to the stolen antiquities; Eli pushes Valerie to tell Julie the truth about his father.
A jealous Deimos makes one last heartfelt plea to Nicole; Eric plans his return to Salem; Chad runs into Gabi, and the two share memories from high school; Dario continues his dancing-lessons ruse and finds himself further drawn to Abigail.
Nicole hides out with Holly; Victor is angry that Brady is once again ensnared in Nicole's web; Kate commends Chad for his sneaky move against Deimos; Sonny tells Paul he needs incriminating evidence against Deimos; Adrienne receives some pampering.
Abigail and Chad hold a press conference to publicize tonight's Salem High charity event; Chad can't get Gabi out of his head; Julie organizes a Horton gathering to welcome Eli to the family; Ciara finally tells Claire about her feelings for Theo.
Brady is ready to take Nicole and Holly off to Canada; Kate sees Chloe and Eduardo together and lays into them; Jennifer and Eric share a kiss; Julie suggests that Ciara admit to Theo how she feels about him.
Chad learns Dario is in love with Abigail; Gabi walks in on Abigail and Chad's celebration; Ciara feels Wyatt is more than he seems; Claire and Theo share a romantic evening; Paul and Sonny declare their love for each other.
J.J. and Lani pressure Guy into confirming what everyone suspects; Nicole dreads falling back into Deimos' clutches; a group sets out to raid Xander's compound; Brady says a heartfelt goodbye to Tate and John.
Eli helps Gabi come to terms with her feelings for Chad; Paul and Sonny have an argument over Sonny's obsession with Titan; Victor backs up Justin and the board's decision to kick Deimos out of Titan; Jade secretly decides to help Claire.
Steve uncovers information regarding Adrienne's competitor; Tripp starts formulating his plan to punish Kayla; Chloe makes a surprise appearance at Nicole's hearing; Nicole blasts Deimos for his role in her kidnapping.
Gabi and Chad talk about where they're headed romantically; J.J. warns Sonny that extreme measures may be used to take down Paul; everyone assumes the worst of Claire; Steve encounters a face from the past.
Salem residents celebrate the rescue from the Greek island; Paul discovers Sonny has the cursed amulet; Chad and Abigail learn their divorce is final; Nicole and Eric work together to promote the Horton Center.
Deimos drugs the drinks at the Martin House party; under the effect of the drug, Chad and Abigail imagine that they are renewing their wedding vows; Nicole and Eric share a kiss; Rafe proposes to Hope.
The fallout from the party at the Martin House continues; Marlena is brought in to hypnotize J.J.; Lani feels awful after implicating J.J.; Chad meets with Abigail to talk about what happened to them while they were under the influence.
Rafe is taken aback by Hope's response to his big question; Marlena hypnotizes Lani, hoping to trigger Lani's memories of the night of Deimos's murder; Sonny confesses to Paul; Eric and Nicole remember details of the party.
Abigail and Theo race against the clock to protect Chad; Chad admits he lied to Gabi about Abigail; Nicole comes to a decision about Eric; Jennifer confronts Brady about using her to try to keep Nicole and Eric apart.
A fight erupts between Chad and Gabi; Abe is furious when he finds out Theo is working for DiMera Enterprises; Dario lays the gauntlet down with Abigail; Steve distracts Kayla from her problems at the hospital with a romantic evening.
Abigail and Andre are desperate to get their hands on the Theo's laptop to save Chad; Gabi is surprised to learn her brother has been arrested; Steve helps Kayla pack up her office; Chad, Abigail and Dario face off.
Steve has a startling realization about Tripp; Chad demands that Abigail tell him the real reason she is leaving town with Dario; Marlena's plans take a surprising turn; an attempt is made on someone's life.
Gabi tells Chad that Abigail and Dario's marriage was for green card purposes; Jennifer and JJ wait for news about Abigail; Anjelica can't keep her cohort in check; Marlena finds herself in a familiar place.
Marlena finally contacts John and begs him for help; while ransacking Eric's room, Brady makes a startling discovery; Eric gets surprised when he interrupts Hattie and Bonnie's party; Sonny remembers something from the night of Deimos's murder.
Tripp shocks Kayla by offering an apology for everything he's done; Steve talks to Roman about Joey's need to atone for killing Ava; Hope, Rafe and Raines fret about their inability to identify Dario's partner; Abe confronts Theo.
Chloe confronts Brady about his drinking; Bonnie finds herself drawn to Lucas; Adrienne desperately tries to convince everyone at the prison she is not Bonnie; Hattie, posing as Marlena, attempts to win over Roman.
Eric struggles with his feelings for Nicole; Jennifer and Abigail are concerned when Lucas shows up drunk; Andre confronts Kate with knowledge of her kissing another man; Chad and Sonny realize they have the same idea.
Marlena and John realize Hattie must be working with someone; an unexpected death changes shakes things up; Gabi learns Chad and Abigail are getting married; Chad and Abigail, and Paul and Sonny realize they may be in direct conflict.
Hattie and Bonnie panic over their sticky situation; Hope and Rafe conspire with Abe; Eli tries to stop Lani and JJ from blowing up his plan; and Maggie isn't thrilled when she learns Adrienne is moving into the mansion.
Chad, Abigail, Sonny and Paul decide to have a double wedding; John and Marlena try to find a way out of their predicament; Andre asks for "Marlena's" help, not knowing she's actually a vengeful Hattie; and Lucas gets a horrible shock and turns to Chloe.
Brady plays dirty on Nicole's behalf; Kayla opens up to Valerie about her issues with Steve; JJ and Lani take time out for a little romance; and Claire helps Theo deal with his frustration towards Abe while they work on mending their relationship.
Tripp tries to make things right with Kayla; Theo is jealous when Claire says she wants to invite Tripp to move in with them; Hope questions Bonnie about Anjelica; Gabi finds herself in a dangerous situation.
Andre holds a press conference to make a shocking announcement; Chad and Abigail share their big news with Jennifer and J.J.; Paul starts to catch on to Hattie's deception; Abe and Theo have a heartwarming reunion.
Bonnie begs Hattie not to expose her; Sheila gives Adrienne disappointing news; Eric tells Marlena about Hattie's strange therapy session with Adrienne; Theo admits he wants to get back together with Claire.