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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) is playing with Claire while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) takes pictures. Caroline (Peggy McCay) offers to take a shot of Claire, Chloe and Shawn together, and then goes to get cake for them all.
Shawn leaves to change out of his uniform, and Belle (Martha Madison) comes in to see Claire with her rival. Belle is not pleased to see the picture.
Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson) finish the talk that they started testifying on behalf of Lucas. She still doesn't want to.
Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) says that EJ's (James Scott) threats are no good. EJ says that he's going to walk out the door and go straight to the police, but Stefano says that if he walks out the door, he won't walk back in.
EJ pretends to leave, and Stefano, thinking he is gone, says out loud that no matter what happens, EJ will always be his son. EJ makes his continued presence known, and says he won't be controlled.
Marlena (Deidre Hall) makes a heartfelt plea to Crystal (Ashlee Holland) for a shred of hope about whether John is alive. Crystal says that she hasn't seen him, but she's heard him and that Stefano DiMera has him.
Crystal's attorney arrives and stops the questioning. Marlena wants the cops to go immediately to bust down the door of the DiMera mansion, but they don't have a warrant. Marlena takes matters into her own hands.
Stefano lectures EJ on what it means to be a DiMera.
Chloe says that Philip is helping to cover her legal costs while she's being investigated for Brady's disappearance. He also helped her fight extradition back to Austria. Belle isn't happy about it.
Sami comes home to talk to EJ about his run-in with Stefano. EJ is ready to fight Stefano.
Marlena demands them to get a warrant, and gets angry at Hope (Kristian Alfonso), Roman (Josh Taylor) and Bo for not believing her. Nick (Blake Berris) shows up at Marlena's request. He says the ashes aren't John's.
Chloe apologizes to Shawn about going to Philip with her problems. Shawn wants to know what the deal with Philip is, why does he have such a hold over Chloe and Belle?
Belle brings Claire over to Philip. Belle is pissed, and demands to know why he helped Chloe fight extradition. She wants to know what games he's playing.
Sami repeats that if EJ is really ready to fight Stefano, she'll stand with him. But EJ says that he appreciates her offer, but it's his fight.
Belle rips Philip a new one about Chloe, and Philip says that he'll stop hanging out with Chloe if she wants. Belle is the only one for him.
Marlena says John is alive and they have to get inside the mansion. Sami gets onboard immediately, and Marlena asks EJ to help them get inside.
Chloe and Shawn walk out of the pub, and Shawn thanks her for being there for him and Claire. Chloe offers to get him copies of the pics she took of Claire. Belle tells Philip that she can't trust him.
EJ finally tells Marlena that she's right about John being alive.