The Sound of Music
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Rafe makes headway on the lead Nicole gave him re: the woman's boots. He and Abe agree not to tell Sami until they've corroborated the info so as not to get her hopes up, but Rafe believes this could break the case wide open. Meanwhile, Sami encourages Will to go ahead with his plans to take Mia to the dance and assures him that Sydney will be home for the holidays. Sami comes home to find that Rafe has surprised her by having the townhouse decorated for Christmas. He gives her a mother's ring and promises the family will all be together for Christmas. Grateful Sami falls into his arms, and they make love. Sami is asleep when Rafe gets info that forensics showed prints at the bus station matching the boots Nicole described. Off this information, Rafe calls Roman and asks for a favor explaining he has an idea that he hopes will bring Sydney home. Brady confronts Victor about his role in the drug ring, and Victor finally admits that he was indeed the kingpin. However, he tells Brady that he sold the operation for Brady's sake. Brady asks who he sold it to, but Victor won't tell him. Brady threatens to call the authorities on his grandfather if he doesn't give up the info, but Victor explains that he's not protecting himself â€“ he's protecting Brady. Meanwhile, EJ feels out Arianna and determines her to be a cagey operative. He tries to pump her about any leads Rafe might have found re: Sydney, but Brady moves in and interrupts. The men have words, and EJ moves off. Brady tells Arianna what he learned from Victor. He urges Arianna to stay away from EJ, but she thinks EJ's bark may be worse than his bite. Brady strongly disagrees. At the DiMera mansion, Troy checks in to ensure that EJ's requested meeting with Arianna was satisfactory. EJ says it was, but that he might need another soon. EJ learns from his operative that Nicole claims she remembered a woman wearing boots. EJ vows to get to the bottom of this memory - himself. Mia's study group with T and Kinsey breaks up early. Mia's upset that the whole world seems to be moving on when her baby is still dead. Maggie counsels Mia that it takes time to heal. Mia admits that maybe she doesn't want to heal since her grief is all that she has left of her daughter. She goes to the Java CafÃ© and sees Gabi and Chad chatting. Jealous, she interrupts. Chad and Mia bond in their shared grief, and in moment of weakness, she winds up accepting his invitation to the winter dance. Meanwhile, Will shows up at Maggie's house, and Maggie's glad Will and Mia are going to the dance together.