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Friday, November 17, 2017

In Horton Town Square, Gabi handed a cup of coffee to Eli as he examined the crime scene of Theo's shooting. Rafe arrived looking for Hope, but he was glad to find Gabi instead. Rafe informed Gabi that Will was alive but brainwashed by Susan. Rafe confirmed that Will had no memory of Arianna yet. With a grin, Rafe asked Gabi to keep the news secret until Sami could reach out to Lucas and tell him.

After Rafe left, Eli asked about his cousin Will, and Gabi said that Will was a great person. When Eli gently asked about Gabi's relationship with Will, Gabi explained that she and Will had slept together in high school when Will had still been confused about his sexuality. Gabi said she hoped Arianna would get her dad back.

In Memphis, Will sat in his room and thought about when Sonny and Sami had told him that his name was Will and not E.J. When Susan carried in breakfast, Will asked her for the truth. Susan avoided the question then pointed out the black eye that Sami had given her. Susan added that the police had believed her and arrested "mean, mean Sami Brady." Nodding, Will said he had looked at a death certificate for Will Horton, proving that he could not be Will.

Curious, Will wondered aloud what he would find if he looked up E.J. DiMera on the Internet. Susan cried that Will had broken her heart, believing Sami over her. Will calmed Susan. As Susan dried her tears, Will asked why he could not look himself up on the Internet. Susan retrieved a box of items from E.J.'s life. Susan showed each one to Will, telling him the story behind them. At the bottom of the box was E.J.'s birth certificate. Will examined it, and he noticed that the birth date was smeared. Susan claimed that her son had smudged the certificate with his sticky toddler hands.

Shaking his head, Will admitted that the idea that he had been married to Sami horrified him. Will asked about the other people with Sami. Susan explained that the other people were lying in an attempt to secure money from the DiMera fortune. Susan told Will that his heart knew the truth. With a gasp, Susan bent forward. Susan claimed that she had experienced a premonition that Sami would take "E.J." away from her. Susan begged Will to leave town with her. Will was reluctant to leave his life in Memphis, but Susan promised the trip would be temporary. Will agreed, and they packed.

In the Memphis jail, an officer berated Sami for punching Susan, and he told Sami that he did not believe her story about Will. Marlena arrived, and Sami rushed into her mother's arms. Sami told Marlena everything that had happened, including Susan's brainwashing of Will. Marlena reminded Sami that they had overcome their past differences, and she believed Sami and Will would as well. Chuckling, Sami said that Will's snide comments were proof that her son was still "in there somewhere."

When Sami asked for professional advice, Marlena noted that recovering memories was difficult. Marlena said that she believed Will would remember how much Sami had loved him. The officer returned and informed Sami that Justin had secured her release. When the officer added that the restraining order had been rescinded, Sami whooped with joy. Marlena advised Sami not to run after Will, and she offered to go instead. With tears in her eyes, Sami said that she needed to be the one to get through to her son. Sami ran out of the precinct.

At Will's bar downtown, Paul called Sonny and left a voicemail. Paul pleaded with Sonny to call him, and he promised he would do anything to help. John walked in and hugged his son. When John told Paul he was proud of him, Paul interrupted and told his father that he should not be proud. Paul called himself a coward. When John raised his eyebrow, Paul explained that he had waited until after everyone had left Memphis to tell them that he had seen Will in the bar. Paul said that he had not planned to ever reveal the truth.

Paul said that no one, including Marlena, should forgive him. John argued that Paul had suffered a moment of weakness but had ultimately told the truth. John stressed that they would not have known about Will if not for Paul. Shrugging, Paul countered that Sami would have found Will on her own. With a sigh, John reminded Paul that Sonny and Will had been separated, and he urged Paul to keep fighting for Sonny. Marlena texted. "If it is meant to be, it will be," John said as he left to meet Marlena.

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In his hotel, Sonny confided to Adrienne that Paul had lied about Will. Adrienne noted that it was not like Paul, and she suggested that Paul had been desperate to hold onto Sonny. "He should be," Sonny grumbled. Sonny wondered aloud why Paul was insecure. Adrienne said it was easy to see why Paul would worry. Sonny said he wanted to give his relationship with Will another chance. As Adrienne nodded, Sonny gasped. Sonny said he remembered it was Will's birthday. With a wistful smile, Sonny talked about a birthday they had spent eating tacos in a park. Adrienne advised Sonny to follow his heart.

Sonny went to the bar and found Paul sitting alone at a table. At the police station, John met up with Marlena. Marlena confided her fear that Sami would alienate Will and lose him forever. In the cabin, Sami arrived and found E.J.'s room in disarray. Sami worried aloud that Susan had taken Will from her again. Susan returned for an item she had forgotten and found Sami standing in Will's bedroom. Will walked in behind her, and Susan grabbed Will and pulled him close to her.

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