16 - 20 July
Bo and Hope receive a ransom note, Melanie is left devastated when Philip opts to work this out with Stephanie and Bo has a vision of Ciara being shot when Hope drops off the ransom money.
Rafe begins digging into Dr. Baker's history by visiting his old clinic, Philip breaks Melanie's heart after Stephanie wants to see where things go and Rafe meets a former nurse for Dr. Baker and gets more information about the patients that Dr. Baker saw.
Melanie decides not to tell Stephanie about sleeping with Philip, Roman realizes that Theo must have seen who took Ciara when he keeps repeating "Ciara and Angel", and the motel manager watches a tape of Philip and Melanie having sex.
23 - 31 July
Stefano has to pull some strings when E.J. wants to have DNA testing done on Sydney, Bo turns the tables on the kidnappers by putting the $5 million as a bounty and announcing it on television and Dr. Baker warns Nicole to send more money.
Dean starts to get desperate and removes his pictures from the hotel room, Hope finds out that a man staying at a nearby hotel is a registered sex offender and Dean shoots Kyle.
Brenda thinks she has gotten through to Dean but he ends up shooting and killing her, Bo and Hope figure out that Ciara must be held at the shed and Dean ends up making it look like he was the hero and was shot by Brenda while trying to save Ciara.
Dr. Baker ends up calling Sami but after Sami tells him that Grace died Dr. Baker doesn't fill her in and ends up calling Nicole wondering why she didn't tell him about Grace's death.
Rafe visits Nicole and swipes her cell phone while she is distracted, Nathan walks in on Kate visiting Chloe and Brady asks Melanie to help Daniel with Chloe.
Craig returns to Salem to visit Chloe, Lucas gives him Chloe's living will and asks for his advice and Craig tells him the chances of recovery are slim but asks for time alone with Chloe.
Daniel attempts to break Kate but it doesn't work, Sami shows up at the DiMera mansion and tells Nicole that Dr. Baker called her and that she had to tell him that Grace died and Rafe arrives in the Dominican Republic at Dr. Baker's hotel room and sees Dr. Baker with a rope around his neck.
Nicole frantically calls Stefano and when E.J. overhears he demands answers, Stefano enters and tells E.J. they were just planning a surprise party for him and Nicole tells Stefano that Dr. Baker left a letter revealing everything in case of the event that he should die.
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