What’s happening this month in Salem on Eleven?
Gas explosions rip through Salem, killing MADISON (Sarah Brown), JACK (Matthew Ashford) and ANDREW (Caleb Hunt)! BRADY (Eric Martsolf) mourns his fiancée, while JENNIFER (Melissa Reeves) and her children grieve for Jack. CHAD (Casey Jon Deidrick), GABI (Camila Banus), MELANIE (Molly Burnett), NICOLE (Arianne Zucker) and SAMI (Alison Sweeney) luckily survive the carnage.
STEFANO (Joseph Mascolo) returns from the dead when IAN (Ian Buchanan) kidnaps EJ (James Scott). He reveals that he faked Stefano’s death, also confirming the disturbing news that EJ is really Stefano’s biological son! Nevertheless, EJ out of hand rejects Stefano’s reconciliation offer, prompting him to leave town, hurting KATE (Lauren Koslow) – she’s humiliated by his rejection.
EJ wants to reconcile with SAMI but she rejects him for her children’s sake – even though LUCAS (Bryan Dattilo) dumps her. Sami shares intimate moments with RAFE (Galen Gering), but EJ wins her over and they passionately reunite! The charges against them relating to the murder investigation are dropped, but EJ loses his position as mayor. Outraged to hear that
MELANIE was involved in GABI’s abduction, CHAD dumps Gabi and has impromptu sex with WILL, who’s devastated after getting into fights with LUCAS and SONNY. Afterwards, though, they agree to remain “just friends” because Will’s yearning to be with Sonny.
NICOLE decides to be with DANIEL (Shawn Christian) but worries when EJ vows to learn the baby’s true paternity... Nicole seeks refuge from EJ by moving in with JENNIFER and learns her baby’s a boy! She taunts Jennifer about being with Daniel, who bonds with Nicole over the baby just as Jennifer worries Nicole will break his heart.
NICK FALLON (Blake Berris) comes up for parole and JULIE (Susan Seaforth Hayes) pressures his victim MELANIE not to oppose his release from prison. A tormented Melanie endures nightmares about her past ordeal with Nick; he genuinely worries about hurting her again. Melanie eventually supports Nick’s release, pleasing Nick’s mother JESSICA (Jean Bruce Scott) and HOPE (Kristian Alfonso). However, CHAD angrily warns Nick to stay well away from Melanie while he’s living in Salem, as per his strict parole conditions. In order to protect Melanie, Chad proposes marriage... but she hesitates to accept before coming face to face with Nick, who’s now living at the Kiriakis mansion.
ABIGAIL (Kate Mansi) almost makes love to CAMERON (Schuyler Yancey)... but can’t go through with it, later nervously admitting to JENNIFER that she’s a virgin!