They were all stunned to learn that not only did Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) orchestrate Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) going after him to kill him, but that he may have faked the whole thing in general, and now, Paul (Christopher Sean), Rafe (Galen Gering), Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Marlena (Deirdre Hall) will head to Prague to try and see if Stefano is genuinely alive and well in the country on Days of Our Lives.
They all want to know if he really is alive and trying to restart his empire because of the damage he inflicted on their lives over the years, and the threat that he very well could do so again, but the main focus is to find out if he is alive because it would mean Hope can be freed from prison since she couldn't kill someone who was still alive. But in order to learn the truth they have to operate carefully.
Stefano would have the know-how to fake his death and rise again, since he has done it before, and it's more important than ever to prove he did it again because Hope is in genuine danger in the jail. Because she was a cop before going in, she's been targeted by violent inmates who want her dead. They already killed her protector, Chile, and have even stabbed her in warning. Now, she needs to fight for her life in order to make sure she gets back to her family, and that makes the mission in Prague even more important, because if they succeed too late in proving Stefano's alive, or fail completely, there is no longer any hope that Hope will be saved.
Days of Our Lives airs Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. on NBC.