Will asked Sonny about his chat with Gabi. Sonny tried
to avoid the subject; then admitted he didn’t like Gabi and
thought she was liar and a user. “Where is this animosity
coming from?” asked Will. Sonny said he was watching Gabi and
how she dragged him into her baby drama. Will noted that he
was a friend, who wanted to help her. Sonny insisted that Gabi
didn’t deserve Will’s loyalty and urged him to “cut the cord
and never look back.” Will didn’t like being told what to do
and stuck up for Gabi.
Nick to the Rescue
Gabi slipped up, when she told Sami that she was 11 or 12
weeks pregnant. Hope noted that Nick told her Gabi was five or
six weeks along. Sami, Rafe and Hope looked to Gabi for an
answer. A nervous Gabi tried to explain. Nick walked in and
told Gabi they had to tell the truth. Nick concocted a quick
story, noting that he and Gabi had gotten together earlier
than anyone had thought. They kept it a secret, because Gabi
didn’t want anyone to know.
Rafe asked how soon they’d gotten together. Was it as soon as
Nick got out of prison? He accused Nick of taking advantage of
an innocent girl. Hope stuck up for Nick, noting that he loved
Gabi and was going to make a good home for her and their baby.
“Isn’t that what really matters?” asked Nick. Rafe couldn’t
take any more and took off. Sami suggested they continue
planning the wedding another day, while Hope consoled Gabi and
Nick. Later, Nick reassured Gabi that they had done the right
thing. Now they wouldn’t have to lie about the timing when the
baby was born. He also told Gabi that he loved her and her
Calm After the Storm
Sami went after Rafe. She noted Gabi felt terribly that she’d
disappointed him. Rafe didn’t want that, but he didn’t
understand what had happened. How could Gabi have turned to an
ex-con in her hour of need instead of him? Sami insisted that
Nick was a good guy and that he and Gabi loved each other.
Rafe noted that love didn’t always make a marriage work. He
and Sami should know that. Sami urged Rafe to support Nick and
Gabi, and he took her words to heart.
Later, Rafe ran into Will and said he knew the
truth. Will assumed he was talking about Gabi’s baby’s
paternity. Then, Rafe told him about Gabi’s due date and how
soon she and Nick had gotten together. Will stood up for the
couple. Rafe asked Will if Gabi had considered having an
abortion, because she was afraid of disappointing him. Will
swore that wasn’t the case. Rafe thanked Will for being such a
good friend to Gabi.
Meanwhile, Sami stopped by the coffeehouse. She found Sonny
and asked if he would be an usher at Nick and Gabi’s wedding.
“Hell no,” said Sonny, quickly covering that he had too much
going on. Still, Sami was perplexed by his reaction.
Kate finished up a checkup at the hospital and ran into
Maxine, who mentioned that Kate would soon be celebrating her
five year anniversary of being cancer free. Kate was touched.
She showed Maxine a picture of her grandson, Parker. Daniel
watched them. When Kate went to look for her cell phone, she
left the photo behind. Daniel couldn’t help but sneak a peek
at the little boy he once thought was his son. When Kate
returned, she questioned Daniel about the tyke. Daniel
admitted he’d never forget Parker, even though he hadn’t seen
him since Chloe moved away with him.
Kate noted that she was in remission from cancer, because of
Daniel’s work and that she’d always be grateful to him for
that. Then, she told him all about Parker -- how he was
running and climbing and curious about everything. Maxine
interrupted with the surgical schedule for the following week
and explained how Daniel had saved Jennifer’s life. Kate was
happy to learn that Daniel was operating again and curious
about his relationship with Jennifer. She asked if Daniel was
still in love with Jennifer. Daniel told her it was none of
her business. Kate recalled telling Daniel that Jennifer would
never get over Jack, months earlier. She also recounted her breakup with
Stefano. Daniel said he was sorry. Before Kate left, she
gave Daniel Parker’s photo and wished him a Merry Christmas.
Jennifer remembered telling
Daniel that she loved him. Abigail walked in and noticed
something was wrong. Abigail wanted to call Daniel. Jennifer
told her not to. Then, she recounted what happened between her
and Daniel at the cabin. “I told Daniel I loved him,” admitted
Jennifer. “Do you?” asked Abigail. After some
hemming and hawing, Jennifer confirmed that she did.
Saying Goodbye to Jack
Jennifer said she understood if Abigail felt she was betraying
her father, because part of her felt the same way. The pair
discussed missing Jack. Abigail, however, noted that her
father was gone and that her mom shouldn’t stop living her
life. “Dad wouldn’t want that,” insisted Abigail, asking
Jennifer if she was ready to move on with Daniel. Alone,
Jennifer flipped through a photo album of pictures of her and
Jack and smiled. Then, she put the album away and told Abigail
she was going out. Jennifer arrived at the hospital and found
Daniel. “I had to see you,” she told him.