Eric and Nicole sit at home looking at photos of Holly on their cell phone and Eric talks about how moved he is to call him dad. He misses Mackenzie. Brady arrives. He tells them about finding Sarah handing Rachel over to Kristen and that she left afterward. Eric wonders why he is upset. Brady admits that Kristen did not return to Salem with him. He took Rachel and disappeared. Brady says he let her go. Eric blows a board. “Did you let her go?” Brady feels like he had to. He cries saying that it was the most difficult thing he had to do. Nicole hugs him. She is very sorry. Eric has a breakdown. “Do you regret it?” Eric had no choice but to give up his daughter. He yells, “Do you give a damn how that affected me?” Brady believes that Kristen will take good care of Rachel, but Eric disagrees. She is a psychopath. “How could you do something so stupid?” Brady swore that he would be a part of her life and now he has lost her again. Brady doesn’t know what to say and apologizes before leaving.
Xander visits Victor at the hospital with his mail. “You look like hell,” says Vic. Xander explains that things did not go as expected in Paris with Sarah. Victor believes there is a silver lining to Kristen’s life in prison. Xander doubts that since he left. Victor reflects on whether Brady could forgive him when his children are older and have to face commitments to protect his loved ones. This is Xander’s hope for Sarah too. He is concerned that Sarah will face charges and runs away. Victor reads a letter from Maggie.
Sarah visits Maggie in Statesville. She admits that she shouldn’t have taken the baby and she did it out of desperation. Maggie says she now knows that she killed her own grandson. “Yes you did,” Sarah says deadpan. Maggie tells her daughter that Xander explained the baby change to her and that Victor did it to protect her. He didn’t think she could live with what he had done. Maggie cries. She knows how much pain Sarah suffered for her. Maggie doesn’t know how to live with herself. Sarah is in no position to throw rocks. She kidnapped a baby and left Rex tied up in an apartment. And still, he forgave her. Even Kristen understood why she kidnapped the baby. Sarah thinks it’s only fair that she forgives her mother. “You have an illness and you did something horrible, but it was never anything you wanted to do.” Maggie remembers holding the bottle and taking out the glass. “Obviously I drank so much that I passed out.” She still knows that she is responsible. Sarah considers herself lucky to be Maggie’s daughter and could never hate her. Maggie doesn’t think she deserves Sarah’s forgiveness. Sarah disagrees and takes her mother’s hand. As they speak, Maggie tells Sarah that Kristen stabbed Victor. Sarah’s time is up, so she leaves, leaving Maggie crying, muttering, “I love you so much but you’ll never see me again.” Sarah talks about Maggie murdering Mackenzie DAYS
In SPD, Zoey tells Rafe that Evan confessed a secret. Although she is bound by attorney / client confidentiality, she is telling Rafe anyway, because she is concerned about what Orpheus will do next. Zoey says Orpheus came to Salem a year ago with David in mind. Since she had no money, she considered kidnapping Maggie Kiriakis and holding her to rescue the last Mother’s Day. Evan and Orpheus appeared at the mansion and found Maggie considering a drink. Orpheus chloroformed her before she took a sip. Evan was not comfortable with that, but kept going. “There were two murders,” admits Zoey. She heads to Orpheus by kidnapping and driving with Evan and Orpheus to Rafe’s house. Along the way, Orpheus glanced toward the back seat to speak to Evan when he pulled them out of the way. Rafe sighs. It is the same day that Adrienne Kiriakis died in a car accident along with Sarah Horton’s baby. Zoey blames Orpheus for this. Orpheus put Maggie in the driver’s seat and poured her vodka to make it look like she had been drinking. Rafe realizes that Maggie did nothing wrong and can get out of prison.
Orpheus enters Marlena’s office at the hospital. He says the life of someone he loves is at stake. Marlena rolls her eyes. He talks about his son going to prison. Marlena calls it justice. He wants your help. He wants money. He clings to John’s photo and says this is where she comes in. He holds John prisoner and if she wants him back, she will have to do what he says. In his own room, Victor reads Maggie’s letter. “Dear Victor. I am writing to say goodbye to you.”