"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.