Stefano prepares to bring the house down on his enemies.
Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) is not amused. He sends a threatening message to John and Hope (Drake Hogestyn and Kristian Alfonso) on Wednesday 20 May – either the pair return the coin from his Anastasia Egg or someone they love will die. And it’s no idle threat. Spooked, John starts arranging for Marlena (Deidre Hall), Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope’s protection and Ciara (Lauren Boles) is sent out of town. And Roman (Josh Taylor) packs the lot of them away to a safe house, with help from Carrie and Rafe (Christie Clark and Galen Gering) on Thursday 21 May. But little do they know that they’re walking into a trap…
A lion is never more dangerous than when it’s wounded. On Friday 15 May, Stefano is devastated when he learns that his daughter Lexie (Renee Jones) is dying and why he’s responsible. When his double-agent on the ISA team, Agent Harmon (Matt Riedy), reveals where Hope, John, Bo and Marlena are going on Thursday 21 May, Stefano orders Harmon to “deal” with his enemies – and he doesn’t care how. So Agent Harmon simply rigs the safe house to blow sky high the instant anyone opens a door or window.
Luckily Rafe spots the problem in the nick of time on Monday 25 May. But they’re trapped now… and there’s no cell signal, so the couples must find a way to communicate with the outside world. On Tuesday 26 May, Hope gets a message to Roman and an old friend arrives to help – ISA Agent Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy), who unwittingly sets off the countdown to their doom and a giant kaboom.
“There we are, trying to defuse a bomb, raining curses on Stefano,” jokes Charles. “I was a little bit confused as to what exactly was going on other than Stefano was trying to blow everyone up again, though it seemed to be par for the course. We never really knew what was going on in the old days.”
Stefano dumped Kate and made Sami the boss of Wilhelmina, Bo came out of his coma, and Lexie’s half-brother Cameron arrived in Salem.
13 – 15 MAY
Carrie dreams of waking up in bed with Rafe, while Ian makes Kate and Madison co-CEOs of Mad World. Lucas agrees to be Sami’s ally against Kate after his fiancée dumps him, and Stefano’s devastated when he finds out that he might be responsible for Lexie’s tumour when specialist Dr Yu tells Lexie that she has weeks to live. Meanwhile, the code on the coin from the Anastasia Egg contains the name Yvette.
18 – 22 MAY
Abe and EJ both vow revenge on Stefano, and Celeste warns Cameron to stay away from Abby. Carrie overhears Rafe vowing his commitment to Nicole and “their” baby, Billie and EJ try to find out what Stefano’s really up to, and Roman and the ISA arrange protection for John, Marlena, Bo and Hope, while Ciara’s sent out of town. EJ then finds the document revealing that he isn’t Stefano’s biological son.
25 – 26 MAY
Rafe realises that the safe house is a death trap, and Kate’s revolted when she realises that Lucas and Sami have just had sex. EJ and Stefano have a chat about EJ not being a real DiMera, Shane Donovan arrives in Salem, and a phonecall reveals that Ian’s up to no good.
Shane and Roman look on as evil Stefano’s plan blows up before them.