Last week on Days, Carly and Vivian argued in the mausoleum. Carly warned Vivian to stay away from her, Daniel, Chloe and Melanie, adding that if Vivian wanted Victor to be happy she should just crawl in the sarcophagus herself. When Carly stormed out, Vivian told Gus that she was going to find out why Chloe and Carly were suddenly “thick as thieves.” As Vivian continued to scheme to bury Maggie alive, Gus announced he wanted no part of what Vivian was doing. Vivian tried to bribe him, but Gus quit on the spot. As he was leaving town, Gus called Maggie and warned her to be careful.
As Vivian made some calls and searched for a replacement, Brady entered the mausoleum and demanded to know what Vivian was doing. Vivian was coy, but Brady noticed the video monitor in the coffin. Growing more suspicious, he searched and found the straw. Brady said Vivian seemed to think he and his family were gullible. Grabbing Vivian by the wrists, Brady asked who the coffin was meant for and where his mother’s remains were. Vivian said Isabella’s remains had simply been delayed and she didn’t want to alarm the family. Vivian tried to storm out, knocking over her purse in the process. Brady picked up the forged notes and realized Vivian was planning to bury Maggie alive.
Brady lectured Vivian for being stupid. When he turned his back, Vivian picked up an urn and bashed him over the head with it, saying he was about to join his dead mother. As she pondered how to quietly dispose of Brady’s body, Brady woke up and grabbed her ankle. Vivian claimed that he’d passed out on his own while they were talking and she’d had Isabella’s remains transferred to Victor’s crypt so they could spend eternity together. Brady went through the rest of Vivian’s papers and found the receipt from the pet cemetery. Realizing that’s where his mothers’ remains were, Brady ordered Vivian to run for her life. Brady quickly caught Vivian and locked her in the sarcophagus. He taunted her with the microphone and she pleaded for mercy. Brady left her in the mausoleum and went home.
After a heart to heart with Melanie, Maggie went to the Kiriakis mansion to tell Victor she planned to stay in town after all. She admitted it was because she enjoyed his company. Flattered, Victor said he enjoyed her telling him off. Maggie said they needed to set boundaries because he was married and she was still mourning Mickey. Even if Victor was single, she said, she wouldn’t be ready to date him. Maggie told Victor that Gus had called her and wondered why. Victor suggested Maggie call Vivian and find out. Brady overheard and said that Vivian was hard at work on the memorial and didn’t want to be bothered. Brady discovered the cameras in Victor’s bedroom and realized Vivian planned to force Maggie to watch her have sex with Victor. Brady taunted Vivian again, saying Maggie was downstairs and she looked good. Vivian claimed she wasn’t going to leave Maggie locked up. Brady said Lawrence probably wanted company in hell. He taunted her as Vivian pleaded for her life. Brady forged an email from Vivian to Victor wishing him happiness with Maggie, which he read out loud to a distraught Vivian.
The prison warden, Jane, escorted Hope to her cell and assured her that no one knew she was a cop. Hope was introduced to her cellmate, Tina, who greeted her coldly. Hope pulled out pictures of Ciara and Tina softened, lending her tape so Hope could put the pictures up. When the mail came and Hope’s name was called out, Tina realized who Hope was. Tina begged the guard to let her out, fearing that Hope would attack her. Hope assured Tina that she had been on medication at the time of the attacks and wouldn’t hurt her, but Tina wasn’t convinced. Tina tried to attack Hope. Hope defended herself and Tina was taken to the prison infirmary. Jane warned Hope that the infirmary was “an information clearinghouse” and that Tina would tell everyone she was a cop. When Tina returned, she warned Hope not to eat or shower and to stay away from the exercise yard.
Melanie ran into Nathan in the locker room at the hospital. After admitting it was his fourth shift in a row, Nathan fell asleep leaning against a locker. Melanie convinced him to lie down on a cot, where he hit his injured elbow against the bed frame. Melanie went to get him some ice and when she returned, she overheard Nathan say “Melanie… I love you” in his sleep. As she turned to leave the room, Melanie knocked over a trash can and woke Nathan up. Melanie claimed he’d said “I love you Stephanie” in his sleep. Back at Maggie’s, Melanie thought about what Nathan had said. “It’s over, Nathan,” she whispered. “It has to be.”
Daniel walked into EJ’s hospital room and heard Nicole tell him it broke her heart to see him that way. Nicole explained to Daniel that even though she hated EJ now, she had once loved him and seeing him like that made her remember those times. When Daniel left, Nicole remembered all the terrible things EJ had done and told him that she did hate him and that he should do them all a favor and die. Arianna overheard, rushed into the room and ushered Nicole out of it. Nicole ran into Arianna on the pier and demanded to know why she had done that and why she suddenly cared so much for EJ. Nicole encouraged Arianna to get to know EJ if he woke up and assured her she’d wish he had died, too.
Stefano wondered why Kate was claiming Sami was innocent when she had once spent her days trying to pin a capital offense on her. Stefano guessed that Will also could have shot EJ. Kate warned Stefano not to suspect her grandson, vowing they’d be at war if he went after Will. Stefano admitted that if Will had shot EJ, there would be a problem, but agreed to drop it since there was no evidence that he had. Meanwhile, Sami explained to Will that she hadn’t gone to the mansion to shoot EJ but that she was simply trying to protect her children. After giving it some thought, Will agreed to keep Sami’s secret.
At the Brady Pub, Rafe asked Will how he felt about the shooting. Will replied that EJ got what he deserved, then snuck out to see him. At the hospital, Will commented that EJ had done this to himself but that if he died, his mother would never forgive herself. Kate entered the room and asked what Will was doing there. Will said he just wanted to see if to himself. When Will left, Kate begged God to not let Will have been the one to shoot EJ. Kate then realized she was the only one who knew that Chad was Stefano’s son and wondered how she could use that to her advantage if necessary. Kate met Will at the Brady Pub and urged him to confide in her. Will told Kate to stop asking him questions he couldn’t answer.
At the hospital, Sami checked on EJ and asked how he could’ve kidnapped Sydney when he claimed he loved her. Lexi said that EJ had loved Sami and was trying to make up for what he’d done. Sami said she’d loved him too, but that love was gone. Lexi said EJ had taken a turn for the worse. Sami wondered what to do since she was the one who had to make the decision. Through tears, Lexi told Sami that she should take EJ off life support. As Sami wondered what to do, Stefano verbally attacked her. Sami and Rafe walked down the hall while Stefano went into EJ’s room.
Sami wondered what to do. Rafe suggested she leave the machines on because if he died, whoever shot him would be charged with murder. Sami realized Rafe knew who the shooter was and urged him to just say it. When he said “Will,” Sami asked why he thought that. Rafe said he had the motive and hadn’t been straight with him. Rafe swore he wouldn’t turn Will in and would protect him. Sami said her son hadn’t shot EJ and they’d never be able to prove he had. Sami and Rafe returned to EJ’s room in time to hear Lexi tell Kate and Will that he’d taken a turn for the worse and his fate was in Sami’s hands.
Lexi examined EJ again and announced that the chances of recovery simply weren’t there. Sami went into EJ’s room as everyone watched and told him she’d loved him and hated him, sometimes at the same time, but she never wanted it to end like this. As Stefano and Lexi hugged, Sami gave the order and the nurse unplugged the machines that were keeping EJ alive.