Nicole tries to come clean with Eric and tell him about destroying Dr. Chyka's evidence. However, she can't bring herself to do it, and they end up making love instead.
EJ's hit man corners Sami and demands a meeting with her fiance. Sami rushes back to EJ, and they wonder if the hit man wants to blackmail them for his silence. However, when EJ returns from the meeting, he informs a shocked Sami that the man only wanted to return the money EJ paid him - because he didn't get a chance to complete the job. Someone else shot Nick!
Hope questions Lucas, and it gets progressively worse for him when she reveals she knows he had arranged to meet Nick only minutes before the shooting. Meanwhile, Marlena visits Gabi, who opens up about her deeply conflicted feelings about Nick.
John suggests to Brady that they go to Europe together to track down Kristen - it will give his son the closure he needs. Brady angrily insists he doesn't need closure and sure as hell doesn't want to help John assuage his own guilt. He storms out and winds up running into Theresa. She plays it carefully as he gets drunk... and they wind up in a sexy clinch.
Earlier, JJ and Paige enjoy their first real date. While Paige fields a call with her mom, JJ runs into Theresa, who's interested to learn he's out with someone. It gets tense in a hurry as Theresa wonders how his new girlfriend would react if she knew JJ was dark and twisted. JJ gets Paige out of there before the two women can meet. Paige reacts to JJ's sudden change in mood, and when he refuses to tell her what's upsetting him, she calls an early end to the night.
Sami and EJ receive shocking news.