Kate picked up Lucas when he was released from rehab. Overcome with emotion, Kate complimented Lucas on how good he looked. "It was your tough love. You and Sami. You made me see that I wanted to live again, to be a father to my kids," Lucas said. Kate said Will was excited to see Lucas. With a nod, Lucas said he was anxious to be a father again. Kate offered to help find Lucas work.
When Lucas asked about a job with Countess W, Kate said she would see what she could do about getting him a job with Gabi Chic. Talk turned to Stefan, and Lucas joked that Stefan had to be a treat, with Vivian and Stefano as his parents. Kate said she had been able to face the transition, thanks to Andre. Lucas asked Kate if the marriage had become real. With a sly smile, Kate said things were good. Kate added that Andre had told her that he loved her. Lucas asked his mother if she felt the same way about Andre.
Kate said she did not want to answer the question because Lucas would not like anything she could say on the matter. "He's changed. I like being around him. I like the way he makes me feel," Kate said. Lucas noted that Kate deserved to be happy. Relieved, Kate hugged Lucas.
Chloe summoned Brady to Doug's Place under the guise of making another payment on her loan to him. Chloe said she had asked him to pick up the check at the restaurant in order to grill Brady about Eve. Chloe informed Brady that she had confronted Eve about exploiting Brady's vulnerability. "Are you using her? Is she using you?" Chloe asked. When Brady asked for Chloe's opinion, Chloe admitted she believed there was something special between Brady and Eve.
Chloe counseled that if Brady wanted to have a relationship with Eve, he and Eve needed to eliminate suspicion from the relationship. Chloe suggested that Brady prove himself to Eve. After Brady left, Lucas stopped by to see Chloe. Elated, Chloe gave Lucas a hug when she saw him. Lucas told Chloe that he could not have gotten through rehab without her. When Lucas asked how he could repay Chloe's kindness, she suggested they be friends. Grinning, Lucas asked Chloe out on a date instead. Chloe agreed to join Lucas for ice-skating the next day.
In the Kiriakis mansion, Maggie overheard Eve telling Tate a fairytale story about Theresa. When Eve mentioned something sensitive, Maggie swooped in and escorted Tate into the kitchen for cookies. After putting Tate to bed, Maggie returned downstairs and cautioned Eve to be careful about fairytale stories she told Tate. Eve protested that she believed Theresa loved her son and that he should know that. Maggie asked Eve about Theresa. With a shrug, Eve said she did not know anything about her sister. Maggie confided to Eve that she was worried Eve would shatter Brady's heart like Theresa had shattered it.
After Maggie left, Eve called Theresa on the phone and left her a voicemail. "I miss you, and I know that Tate misses you, too. There is something I would like to talk to you about," Eve said. Brady walked in. Flustered, Eve hung up the phone and lied about the caller, explaining that the conversation was about Gabi Chic. Eve said she was disappointed about losing out on the bid. Brady said he had an idea of how to proceed.
In Stefan's office, Vivian suggested to Stefan that they should "neutralize" Andre because he would snitch on them if caught. When Stefan asked for ideas, Vivian suggested that they kill Andre. Stefan refused. Defiant, Vivian said she would handle Andre with or without Stefan's help. Annoyed, Stefan cautioned Vivian that he would not let her return to her old ways, like burying people alive. Vivian argued that her revenge on Carly had been personal, not business. Stefan ordered Vivian to promise that she would not kill Andre. Vivian said she would leave Andre to Stefan but warned him that he would regret letting Andre live.
In Andre's office, Andre fired Gabi for committing fraud. Shocked, Gabi demanded an explanation. Andre explained that the seed money for Gabi Chic had been from Eduardo, an assassin. Gabi protested that she was not a criminal, but Andre said he needed to protect his family by severing ties to Gabi. Gabi refused to leave. Gabi argued that Andre resented her. Andre chuckled.
"You are a liability, so you are out," Andre said. Gabi said she would not leave without her company. Andre reminded Gabi that their contract provided that DiMera would retain control of the company. Furious, Gabi pointed out that Andre was part of a family of criminals and was a hypocrite. Andre claimed that the business had become legitimate. Gabi asked Andre if Chad and Abigail agreed with him. Gabi added that Kate would be upset, as well. When Gabi threatened to call Kate, Andre warned her not to bother. Gabi threatened to return and make Andre pay.
In the park, Abigail asked Chad why he believed Andre was to blame for the hacking of the company. Chad said that someone on the inside had sabotaged the deals, and only Andre would have known the details of Kate's plans. Abigail did not believe Andre would stab Kate in the back. Shaking his head, Chad said Andre's first love had always been power. Abigail offered to prove to Chad that Andre could be trusted. Abigail listed all the times that Andre had helped her without a motive. With a nod, Chad agreed to wait for evidence before going after Andre.
"Stefan's not just trying to take your business. He wants everything you have," Abigail said. "What's that supposed to mean?" Chad asked suspiciously. Abigail stammered that Stefan had daddy issues. Abigail added that Stefan's best means to sabotage the company was to turn the family against itself. With a nod, Chad said he would follow the evidence, but if it pointed at Andre, Chad would never forgive him.
As Abigail walked home, she ran into Gabi. Emotional, Gabi told Abigail that Andre had fired her. "He's not going to get away with this. I swear I will kill him for this!" Gabi yelled as she marched off.
At the DiMera mansion, Vivian told Stefano's painting that their son's heart was "too big." Vivian read a text message from Andre explaining that Gabi had been terminated. Vivian noted out loud that Andre was no longer useful. In his office at DiMera Enterprises, Stefan listened to Vivian through a planted microphone. Stefan made a phone call. "It's me. I have a job for you," Stefan said.
Kate went to see Andre in his office. A glowing Kate said that Lucas was good. Kate added that Lucas had made her realize that she loved Andre. "You do?" Andre asked in disbelief. "I can't tell you how I've longed to hear those words," Andre whispered. Andre said he hoped Kate still felt that way after he told her his news.
In the morning, Lucas went to pick up Chloe at "Doug's Place," but she was not available for the date because of a job offer. Chloe explained that she was headed out of town for two months for a role. Lucas told Chloe he was happy for her. "Rain check on that date?" Chloe asked with a smile. Lucas joked that the ice would be melted by then, but they could attempt bungee jumping instead. Chloe agreed.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Eve woke up next to Brady in bed. "We keep ending up like this," Eve purred. "We do. I wish I could remember it," Brady said. Brady's phone beeped. Thrilled, Brady announced that there was a problem with the IPO for Gabi Chic. At the DiMera mansion, Kate looked at a disheveled Chad and commented, "Looks like we both had rough nights." Upstairs, Vivian rushed into Stefan's room to tell him that they needed to get their stories straight. At DiMera Enterprises, Abigail found Andre's body on the floor of his office. Abigail broke down in tears.