BY GEORGE DICKIE
Steffy and Ivy’s unfortunate interaction fired up the rumor mill at Forrester. Wyatt vented to Liam about Ivy. Wyatt and Thomas tried to set aside their mutual disdain while awaiting word of Ivy’s prognosis. Zende tried to be supportive as Nicole’s pregnancy began to affect their relationship. Steffy realized Liam didn’t completely believe her when she told him she meant Ivy no harm, and she begged him to not end their engagement. Wyatt put Thomas in his place when he interrupted a private moment between him and Ivy. Maya witnessed the effect pregnancy was having on Nicole and Zende’s relationship. Wyatt pressured Thomas to come clean about Steffy’s role in Ivy’s accident. Steffy confessed to Ridge and Caroline what really happened between her and Ivy. Ridge scolded Thomas for getting involved with Ivy. Wyatt realized Ivy’s concerns were real when Steffy arrived to apologize. Ivy wasn’t in a forgiving mood.
Abigail and Chad tried to escape the burning cabin. JJ and Lani located Ben. Hope had a surprising announcement for Roman. Theo got a cruel, anonymous text. Abigail pleaded with Ben to tell her what he did with her baby. Hope demanded answers from Dr. Malcolm and struck a deal. Eduardo and Kate got to know each other. A person from Steve’s past turned up in Salem with a secret. John questioned Eduardo about Winterthorne Academy. Andre targeted Belle to get to Sami. Steve and Kayla made love. Joey was in over his head but didn’t know it. Philip had big plans for Titan. Brady confided his concerns about Philip to Theresa. Hope’s arrangement with Malcolm took an unexpected turn. Rafe was suspicious of Hope’s behavior. Chad comforted Abigail as she tried to put her life back together.
Sam demanded Liz to tell Jason the truth. While Anna and Mac acted on her suspicions about Paul, Paul acted on his suspicions about her. Sonny’s recovery dragged. Julian reminded Ava not to underestimate Sonny. Jason defended Liz, only to learn later the depth of her deceit. Patrick assured Emma of their future with Sam. Johnny turned to Lulu for help and she turned to him for revenge. Valerie asked Dante his intentions. Hayden and Nikolas called a truce. Liz buckled under pressure. Patrick called the shots. Lulu made a deal with Johnny. Dillon announced surprising plans. Michael covertly tried to find out more about Sabrina’s pregnancy. Liz made a confession. Patrick tried to mend a broken heart. Robin was on borrowed time. Olivia lost it. Dillon was wrong about Johnny. Sonny had advice for Jason. Liz and Nikolas braced for fallout. Morgan got reckless with his meds.
Ashley urged Adam to tell her what Victor has over him. Marisa tried to seduce Luca to get more information about their daughter. Noah asked Kevin’s help in finding dirt on Luca. Nick pleaded with Sage to not push him away. Adam told Chelsea that working with Victor allows him to protect Jack. Sharon told Dr. Anderson of her worries about losing the baby. Paul was happy that Dylan was content as a family man. Dylan asked Paul’s help in getting an early Christmas present for Sharon. Lily hoped to mend fences with Cane but his tirade brought her to tears. Ashley tried to make a deal with Victor to end the Jabot/Newman feud.