In the Square, JJ asks Abe (who's with Valerie) for his blessing to marry Lani. Abe hopes he's thought through this decision. There are pregnant pauses of hesitation from the grownups as JJ stumbles through reasons Abe might not be OK with this. Valerie admits she has reservations, wants to make sure he and Lani are marrying for the right reasons. JJ loves Lani, wants to be an "official" family so the baby has his name. He continues to seek Abe's approval, gets it after Abe blows some hot air. In the police multi-purpose room, Eli deals with Lani's admission. He admits he was quick to believe it because it was what he wanted to hear. They review the circumstances leading to their encounter (which was 6 weeks ago mind you) and Eli is angry he was "kept in the dark" about his "child." Eli wonders why the change of heart, Lani says it was because of Valerie. She reviews Val's illicit actions that led to her discovery, and ultimatum. Eli realizes it was because of him and his "dad". Lani continues to believe it will be best if the truth is kept to them. Eli is furious, Lani reveals that JJ's learning of the pregnancy was accidental. She doesn't want to break his happiness, and suggests the four of them live a lie ad infinitum. They take 30 seconds to talk about Gabi's guilt or innocence before segueing back to concealing Lani's misdeeds forever. Eli won't agree to Lani's terms. In Kayla's office, she brings him the results some blood tests. No news. He's angry and has an attack. At the hospital/nurse station, John arrives to pick up Marlena. Will and Paul are spying on him, and still arguing about whether or not to involve the cops. The guy John met in the park approaches them, claiming it's about a case. John sends Marlena away, and she runs right into Will & Paul. They claim they're here to see Derrick, who works in administration. They zip off; Marlena has a one-shot which suggests she doesn't believe it. At the Teen Loft, Claire raves about Tripp's cooking. She asks about the secret he shares with Ciara. Tripp can't say. Blah blah. (The most noteworthy thing about this is Claire says "[Ciara]'s mom and my grandma's wedding" which Tripp is attending as a plus one.) She is needy, doesn't want to lose his friendship. Later, they talk about her "uncle Brady" and Eve who want her to enter a contest for models to re-launch Bella magazine. She thinks she's a shoo-in and not just because her "pop pop" owns the Company. (I would pay $10 to hear her call Victor that, LOL.) In the Private Area, John meets with the as-yet-unnamed goon (even CC didn't list a name, and they usually do even if it's not been said on screen yet). The upshot is they have been watching him, know he smashed the vial, have more drugs for him to give Steve. They threaten his family and the ISA "muckety-mucks" want Steve Johnson dead. A few more doses will kill him. Paul and Will are eavesdropping. Will will follow John, but isn't allowed to call the cops, per Paul (who will tail the unnamed guy). John calls Steve, says they need to meet about a case, he'll grab coffees on the way. Later, Steve and Kayla are near the nurse's station when Marlena happens upon them; she's been looking for them. They say Steve's okay and then talk about how great John is. Later, Steve takes the call from John (above) and Kayla and Marlena worry that their beaus will tie one on. Val and Abe are eating in the Square as she waxes dramatic about "no child being kept from his father" "despite the good intentions of" a mother. Eli happens by, Abe takes a call. Eli says he knows about the baby, but doesn't know what he's going to do. Eli is not sure what he will do. JJ goes to the police station, gives Lani a rose for "carrying my baby," and wants to take her to Chez Rouge. She doesn't feel like it, he goes on and on, I almost retch. Lani has something to tell him NOW. Gabi's been arrested. Unnamed guy has gone to an alley. Paul is in pursuit. Guy pulls gun on Paul. Outside the Pub, Will watches as John pours the vial into one of two coffees. He is halfway through texting Paul when John comes out, Will tries to keep him, says he can't let him hurt Steve. Steve tells Kayla he'll be home shortly, the case won't take long. He collapses by the Nurses' Station.