In the Brady Pub, Steve confided to Tripp that he believed that nurse Shelley had set up Kayla. When Tripp asked why, Steve said that Kayla had disciplined Shelley in the past and that Shelley had been the one that had almost administered the fatal dose of medication to Hope. When Steve asked Tripp if he hadnoticed anything suspicious during his time around Shelley, Tripp said he remembered that Shelley had badmouthed Kayla. Steve vowed to make the responsible party pay.
In the square, Adrienne and Jennifer met with a banker named Helms. Adrienne and Jennifer pleaded their case to Helms, and they promised never to give up on the paper. With a smile, Helms said that, based on their passion, he was willing to take a risk and buy up the loan for Adrienne and Jennifer. Thrilled, the women thanked Helms for his time, and they returned to the paper to work.
Justin walked over to Helms and thanked him for his help with the loan. With a shrug, Helms noted that Justin was floating the loan. Helms marveled at the fact that Justin was extending himself to such lengths for his ex-wife. Justin noted that his divorce with Adrienne was "beyond amicable." Chuckling, Justin added that he also found the maneuver satisfying because it screwed over Anjelica.
In the park, Steve ran into Anjelica, who accused him of running into her on purpose. Anjelica stressed that she would not change her mind about taking over the paper. Steve asked why she wanted the paper. With a wicked grin, Anjelica said she wanted to take something that Adrienne loved from her in retaliation for Adrienne's part in taking away Anjelica's son, Alexander. "It really is about petty revenge," Anjelica confirmed.
At Club TBD, J.J. and Lani sipped drinks at the bar and celebrated time off from work. With a nervous smile, Lani told J.J. that she had been assigned to work with Eli and the FBI on a task force investigating the crime families in Salem. J.J. congratulated Lani on the news. When she pointed out that J.J. seemed less than thrilled by the news, he stressed that he was happy for Lani but sad to lose her as his partner. Lani asked if he was concerned that she was working with Eli.
Shaking his head no, J.J. said he understood that Lani and Eli's kiss had happened while they had been under the influence of Halo. J.J. pointed out his own behavior with Gabi at the party. J.J. assured Lani that he was fine with her assignment. J.J. then changed the subject to his new room at the Martin house. As Lani and J.J. toasted their mutual good news, they noticed Tripp walk in and sit alone at the bar. J.J. invited Tripp over to join them.
J.J. asked Tripp about his work at the hospital. Tripp admitted that Kayla had been suspended. With a grunt, J.J. said he did not believe that Kayla was capable of hurting a patient. Tripp thought about when he had switched the dosages on Kayla's tablet, and he smiled to himself.
After Tripp left, J.J. and Lani talked about him, and they agreed that he appeared to be preoccupied. J.J. changed the subject back to his new living quarters, and he waggled his eyebrow at Lani. "I'd like to add a woman to the decor if you want to come up and see my etchings," J.J. said. After a passionate kiss, J.J. escorted Lani back to his room, and the two made love.
In the park, Dario called out to Chad as they passed one another. Dario asked about Gabi, and Chad bristled. Chad growled that Dario should ask his sister. As Chad started to walk away, Dario accused Chad of being jealous. Dario added that Chad was angry because Dario could make Abigail happy when Chad had been unable to do so. Annoyed, Chad called Dario a petty crook and a bad influence on Thomas. "You're jealous I won and you lost," Dario said as he walked away. "You're a fool," Chad muttered.
In Dario's office at Club TBD, Theo hacked into Dario's laptop and learned that Dario had been counterfeiting money and stealing real money from various businesses. With a gasp, Theo noted that Dario had drained all the bank accounts of Countess W. When Theo pointed out the complexity of the hacking, Abigail realized that Myron had done the work on Dario's behalf. Theo copied all the digital evidence onto a thumb drive. As Theo and Abigail waited for the files to finish copying, they heard Dario talking in the hallway outside.
When Dario entered his office, Theo and Abigail had already ducked into the closet to hide. Dario grabbed a pile of papers and left. Alone again, Theo and Abigail rushed over to the computer to check on the files. With the evidence copied, Theo and Abigail hurriedly left and retreated to the park to discuss what they had found.
Theo and Abigail reviewed the evidence on Theo's computer as they sat on the park bench. Abigail refused to call the police. When Theo demanded to know why, Abigail explained that she wanted to give Dario a chance to fix his mess. Abigail begged Theo not to tell his father. Theo reluctantly agreed not to tell Abe. Instead, Theo went directly to the DiMera mansion and told Chad everything. Theo justified his actions by saying that he had only promised not to tell his father. When Chad wanted to act, Theo begged Chad to help Abigail because he was worried that she was in trouble.
At the Martin house, Abigail called Dario and asked him to meet her at their home. Chad knocked on the door. When Abigail let Chad into her room, he unloaded on her for involving Theo in her scheme. Abigail begged Chad not to confront Dario or tell the police what he had learned about the stolen money. Chad said he was worried about Abigail, and she countered that Dario would not hurt her because he loved her. "So did Ben," Chad snapped.
As Abigail groaned, Chad apologized. Abigail said he knew that Chad believed her choice in men was terrible, but she asked Chad to trust her. Abigail asked for time to convince Dario to return the money. Abigail added that if Chad turned Dario in to the police, she would never forgive him. With a grunt, Chad stormed out. When Dario returned home, Abigail confronted him about the stolen and counterfeit money.
At the pub, Jennifer and Adrienne laughed about ruining Anjelica's plan to steal the paper from them. When Anjelica walked in, the women happily told her that she no longer controlled the loan or the paper. Anjelica was in disbelief. As Adrienne and Jennifer chattered about how they were more than capable of running the paper, Anjelica icily noted that Jennifer was no Jack Deveraux and would flounder. While Anjelica talked to her contacts on the phone in the corner, Jenifer crowed about how fun it was to win. On her way out, Anjelica vowed to have the last laugh.
At the hospital, Steve talked to an orderly about Shelley. The orderly admitted that Shelley had disputes with many people at the hospital, but he had overheard Shelley say about Kayla that "that cow should be put out to pasture." The orderly said that no one at the hospital believed that Kayla had made those mistakes. With a raised eyebrow, Steve said he did not believe they were mistakes but instead a plot to harm Kayla's career.
On his way back to the pub, Steve called Tripp and told him what he had learned from the orderly and another nurse. Another nurse had told Steve that Shelley had "been gunning" for Kayla. Steve reiterated that he would not stop until he found the culprit. When Steve reached the pub, Justin walked in at the same time. The two men sat down with Adrienne and Jennifer, and the women told them about their good news. Justin feigned surprise when Adrienne announced that they had secured a loan to save the paper.
Worried about Anjelica's reaction, Steve asked for details about Adrienne and Jennifer's conversation with her. Steve added that he and Kayla had broken into Anjelica's room and had overheard her talking to someone about doing their homework. Alarmed, Adrienne stepped away to call Alexander and ask him if he had been in contact with his mother.
Jennifer confided to Steve that she had felt like she would have let Jack down if she had not saved the paper. Steve patted Jennifer's hand reassuringly. When Adrienne returned to the table, she said that Alexander had not heard from Anjelica. Although Justin and Jennifer chose to believe that their troubles with the paper were in the past, Adrienne and Steve were worried what Anjelica had up her sleeve. When Anjelica returned to her office, she found Marlena waiting for her.
• Nicole makes a decision.
• Jennifer confronts Brady.
• Chad makes a confession to Gabi.
• Abigail and Theo try to protect Chad.