Episode #11278 --- Sami comes upon Rafe in an unguarded moment and realizes that he is grieving as deeply as she is, just in a different way. They talk about everything that went wrong during the search for Sydney and agree that the thing that matters most is that they love each other. While Rafe remains determined to find out what happened to Sydney, he takes Sami home. They fall into each other's arms and make love.
Meanwhile, EJ makes his final farewell plans. Anna cautions EJ that Sami may go back to Rafe if he abandons her now, but EJ is sure she never will. Meanwhile, Stefano learns of Sydney's apparent death and is devastated. Kate comforts him. EJ comes home and tells his father he is