Austin/Abby: Mr. Reed turns to Ms. Devereaux after his showdown with Rafe and Carrie. Later, Abby uses an opportunity to her advantage for Austin.
Jen: She lies to help Abe win the election.
Will: Young Mr. Horton rips Sami for her treatment of Rafe.
Austin/Carrie/Rafe/Sami: Rafe and Carrie get a tad bit carried away while they practice dancing for little Sydney's birthday. Unfortunately for them, their spouses walk in at that exact moment. Both Rafe and Carrie try to explain what Austin and Sami walked in on, but the two aren't buying what they are selling them. They get a bit of a reprieve from Sami's wrath when she notices Sydney's missing. She finds out Will whisked her off to EJ's. She goes over to the DiMera mansion to tell him off. Afterwards, Rafe tries once again to tell Sami what she walked in on, but Mrs. Hernandez isn't hearing what her hubby has to say.
Sami focuses on work, hurting Rafe with her brush off. Later, Rafe and Carrie get bad news when she finds out her law firm won't pony up the money for their business anymore. Carrie wonders if this is a sign for her to move back to Switzerland and continue there. Rafe gives her a pep talk not to pack it in, but to fight to make their venture work. The two get a little break when a new development in their case occurs. The two get caught up in the moment and share a kiss! Sami walks in and is not thrilled by what she sees..
Hope: Fancy face learns something stunning about her marriage.
Madison: Her past arrives in Salem.
John/Hope: The two try to repair what they find in Alice's envelope. Meanwhile, Stefano is stunned by what he discovers in his.
Abby: She heads over to Austin's office and figures out he slept there. Abigail believes Austin really cares for her and wants a relationship and uses this as a green light to snag him all for herself. She and Austin go to breakfast together and are spotted by Carrie. Carrie thinks the worst and start to accuse them of fooling around. They both soothe Carrie's fears by telling her nothing happened. Abby meets up with her parents and fills them in on Madison's job offer at Mad World. Jen is not thrilled by the idea, thinking it will distract her daughter from school but Abigail disagrees and fights tooth and nail for the job.
Jack sides with Abby, seeing his daughter is now a woman and not a child. Abigail is shocked her dad is taking up for her and is glad at the gesture. Jen keeps coming up with reasons for her not to do it but Jack tells his ex-wife she has to let their daughter grow up and learn from things. Jen is not amused by his stance, causing more strife between the two.
Bo/Hope/John/Marlena/Stefano: The love the couple’s have for their significant other is going to play a key role against Stefano.
Austin/Carrie/Rafe/Sami: The chemistry between Rafe and Carrie combined with Sami carrying the secret about EJ is going to lead to explosive ramifications for the couples involved. Everything Sami despised Marlena for as child comes back on her tenfold.
Austin/Abigail: The fallout from Austin/Carrie/Rafe/Sami, affects his relationship with Abby.
Daniel/Jennifer/Jack: Dr. Jonas returns leaving Jen conflicted on her feelings for him. Meanwhile, Jack respects she's moved on and gives her room to breathe.
Abe/Lexie/EJ/Nicole: The Salem elections go down in Feb.
Brady/Madison/Ian: While Brady and Madison get closer, Ian hits town, causing some things to take shape in their relationship. Meanwhile, Madison isn't the only Salem resident he is close to...
EJ/Will/Sami: Will starts to embrace being a bad boy, and is also having a tough time with his sexuality. EJ steps up to the plate for his former stepson, due to Lucas being out of town and his tumultuous relationship with Sami.
Chad/Melanie: The duo are trying to take a stab at a relationship, but the timing is off.