Elvis waves Tony's warnings that Stefano isn't grooming him as empire heir but probably sets him up to be blackmailed. Rafe grudgingly goes Christmas gift shopping for Sami's children. That allows the killer to find him and put a knife to his throat. After Philip and Stephanie are liberated from the vault and Melanie assures the presentation is ready, he gives both the rest of the day off. Mel goes 'warn' Max that Philip is moving in on his ex, but he rebukes here mean jealousy and hands her a letter from Nick, who wants to discuss a financial matter. Brady goes along when Nicole meets student Kelly, who wants to sell her unborn baby, but smells a rat.