Rafe's regular application for a Salem PD job is warmly welcomed by grateful Roman, who digs into a long-term research budget to assign him to the DiMera malversations. Will meets future stepmother Chloe, who agrees gold-hearted Lucas shouldn't put himself down by taking the blame for their own faults. Daniel tries to comfort Lucas, who fears Choe's sudden idea to elope to Las Vegas bodes another no-show. Nicole can hardly believe her luck when Dr. Baker drops by, not to blackmail her again but announcing he's leaving the private clinic and her life for a Denver job offer. Hope, who lost hope, sees her suspension lifted after all.