The last we’ll see: Stefano flees Salem to avoid being blamed for the attack on Rafe (Galen Gering). Then ’til now: Chad (Casey Diedrick) leaves Salem with Stefano after being shot protecting EJ from Bernardi’s widow on EJ and Sami’s wedding day. And Sami, Kate and Chad conspire against Stefano, keeping him out of Salem. EJ is murdered and Stefano loses another child when Kristen (Eileen Davidson) falls out a window while fighting Marlena (Deidre Hall). Heartbroken, Stefano returns to take revenge against Marlena but Hope (Kristian Alfonso) kills him in a rage, and Rafe helps her to frame and jail Andre for Stefano’s murder when Andre returns.