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Lexie makes a wonderful introduction for Abe, but EJ steals the spotlight and announces his candidacy for mayor.
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EJ's platform will be to promote innovative businesses like Chad and his friends' internet project for Salem U.
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The press surrounds EJ, ignoring Abe. Lexie blasts her family for stealing Abe's thunder and warns she won't put up with dirty tricks.
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A reporter questions Nicole about EJ's heroics when Gus held her hostage. Nicole concedes he did rescue her, but she privately warns EJ she …
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EJ invites Nicole to the mansion and asks her to be his campaign publicist. Nicole thinks EJ must have ulterior motives.
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She's not interested in any relationship with him other than business. Nicole says she'll think about it and let him know.
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Nicole finally agrees to be EJ's campaign publicist - as long as they keep things professional. EJ agrees.
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Scheming EJ tells Nicole that John may not know it yet, but he's going to help EJ win the mayor's seat.
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Carrie learns EJ is filing a class action lawsuit against John.
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EJ and Abe go at it on live television, and EJ points out his opponet's support for John Balck. Abe stands up for his friend even though it'…
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The cost of Abe's admirable traits becomes clear when reaction to the broadcast filters in and EJ comes off as the clear winner.
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Abe and Lexie reluctantly arrive at the mansion for lunch at Stefano's invitation. They're stunned when they hear the reason he invited them…
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If Abe agrees, Stefano will then pull some strings to get him a job in the state government. The two leave in a huff, though Stefano is dete…
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Later, EJ and Stefano toast the arrival of John's trial. In a huge reveal, Stefano applauds EJ for framing John, to the advantage of his may…
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EJ had intended all along to ride the terrible publicity surrounding John all the way to the mayor's office... and to a newfound integrity f…
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When John's legal team manages to prove he was set up, EJ's plan starts to crumble. Stefano, knowing he was behind it, encourages his son no…
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EJ later arrives at the pub just as John announces his intention to refund the lost pensions. EJ quickly states he is not too big of a man t…
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Jennifer is furious after realizing EJ must have stolen Abe's very detailed jobs program and passed it off as his own.
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Nicole continues to press EJ about how he got his hands on Abe's jobs plan. EJ repeats there are some things he simply can't share with her.…
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Jennifer comes to Abe with a proposal: EJ plans to get the debate questions in advance... and she can do the same for Abe. Abe agrees.
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EJ is stunned when he's hit with questions for which he hasn't prepared. At the same time, Abe does extremely well.
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When the polls come in, Abe is the clear winner. In front of Lexie, EJ accuses Abe of knowing the questions in advance.
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When the results are announced, they are stunned that Abe Carver has won! Nicole decides to make a few phone calls, promising to handle this…
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Nicole shows up with news that there is a challenge to the results due to ballot tampering. Abe can't believe this and questions Jennifer.
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Later, Nicole and EJ are hugely celebratory, confident that EJ will be named mayor after the recount.