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Monday, November 5, 2001

At the Blue Note, Jennifer and Brandon both admit they're nervous about their date, but both agree they're having a good time. Jennifer looks over her shoulder to check on Jack, and Brandon suggests they go somewhere else to get away from him. Jennifer tells him Jack will follow them wherever they go, and suggests they move to the bar area where Jack can't see them. Brandon readily agrees and Jennifer wonders aloud who Harold is and what he and Jack are up to. Brandon changes the subject and asks Jennifer to go out with him on another date to a romantic French film. Jennifer agrees and Brandon offers to see her home, assuring her that Abby will not see her with another guy. Jennifer is touched by his kindness and understanding, and warns herself to go slowly with Brandon.

After his big entrance, Harold excuses himself to freshen up. Greta asks Jack if he likes Harold as Jack watches Jennifer and Brandon. Greta nearly reveals her set-up, but quickly saves herself. Harold returns and begins winking and flirting with Jack, who is completely oblivious. Greta tells Jack to forget Jennifer, then Harold realizes that he recognizes Jack's name from his days at the Spectator. Harold tells Jack how much his ideas helped the people of Chicago, and Jack preens under the praise and begins to talk about himself. Harold thinks to himself that Jack really likes him, and Greta thinks the same, but Jack only thinks that Harold is interested in his newspaper work.

Bo and Hope prepare for a romantic evening alone when Shawn comes home from the basketball game and wants to join them in watching a movie. Bo and Hope attempt to get Shawn to go do his homework, but Shawn assures them he is all caught up, and offers to bring down the now awake J.T. Hope asks Shawn about Belle, and Shawn admits he likes her a lot, but reveals another guy was hitting on her at the game. Shawn says he would still like to see Belle, even if she sees other guys too, then changes the subject to another girl he knows who is in some trouble. He does not mention Jan's name and says he cannot reveal what happened to her, but he admits his concern for her and that he feels partly responsible for what happened to her. Assuring his parents that Jan is just a friend, he again changes the subject back to Belle, saying he is looking forward to their second date. Bo and Hope share their concerns about this other girl with each other, then the family all settles down to watch the movie together.

John and Marlena are enjoying a romantic moment, roasting marshmallows over a candle in the living room. Belle and Brady burst in laughing and talking, then realize that John and Marlena are in the room with them. John and Marlena start to explain what they were doing when Belle notices the action figure that Brady placed by Isabella's picture. Brady admits Marlena found the figure for him to replace the one he lost long ago, and Brady and Marlena smile warmly at each other. Belle and Brady join John and Marlena on the floor roasting marshmallows, and they all reminisce about a day at the beach when Belle lost one of her dolls. Brady changes the subject and asks Belle what's going on with Shawn. Belle admits she likes Shawn, but thinks she likes him more than he likes her. She still thinks Shawn is "the one", however, and excuses herself to go to bed. Brady, John and Marlena share their concerns about Shawn and Belle, and Brady says that the kids are in over their heads, and promises that Shawn will be sorry if he ever hurts Belle. Upstairs, Belle calls Shawn, who is playing with J.T. and doesn't recognize her voice. Belle hides her hurt feelings and asks for Shawn's history notes. Shawn agrees and hangs up quickly, leaving Belle to wonder if he really likes her at all, and wishing she'd never called him.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Brady Pub
It's couples night, as Austin and Sami, Bo and Hope and Brandon and Jennifer descend on the Pub. Austin and Sami canoodle over a hot fudge sundae, reveling in their love. Sami turns green with envy, however, when Brandon and Jennifer enter. Brandon and Austin discuss Titan, with Brandon warning Austin that if he wants to keep his job, he'll get Sami to leave Nicole alone. Austin rubs in his happiness with Sami, but Brandon is wise to that scheme. Unbeknownst to Jen, Colin is at the Pub. He and Bo get into it again over the Irish history of the Bradys, with Shawn eventually running interference. Hope realizes that Colin's last name is not Brady but Murphy, and she puts two and two together and comes up with Jennifer's love interest. She runs over to Jen, points out Colin, and Jennifer grabs Brandon to beat yet another hasty retreat. She explains that there is someone in the Pub that she just can't see right now, but she does agree to go to the movies with Brandon on the weekend. Hope, meanwhile, grills Colin, asking him about his relationship with Jennifer. He passes it off as an acquaintance, which raises Hope's hackles.

Jack and Greta
At the Blue Note, Jack is appalled to realize that Greta has fixed him up with Harold. He freaks out, haranguing Greta, who tries to explain that she merely wants him to be comfortable in his sexuality. Jack storms out, which saddens Harold, who had thought that he found his dream date. Greta promises to hook them up again soon.

Abe, Lexie and Barb
Lexie's chickens are about to come home to roost. Abe is chagrined to notice that Lexie has taken a little to easily to being the lady of the DiMera manor. She bosses around the help, demanding that the servants bring cognacs, dessert, and - most galling of all - to put Isaac to bed. Abe is not happy. He goes to tend to his son, whereupon Barb enters the scene. She wants cash, as she and Glenn are about to go belly up. Lexie tries to derail Barb, but Barb announces that she has proof that JT is Glenn's son, which means that Isaac belongs to Hope. Barb demands money, but Lexie tells her she has to come back the following day. Barb smells victory; Lexie's nose tells her that trouble is coming.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Salem High
Philip is quite the man about campus, as all the girls fawn over him in hope that they can date him now that Chloe dumped him. Philip, however, still pines for Ms. Lane. He corners her in a classroom and begs her to forgive him. Chloe explains that the memories of dance night are very clear in her mind, and she's not sure she can ever get over it. Philip vows not to lose her, which prompts Chloe to wonder why Nancy never felt that way. Philip comforts her and then asks if she'll go to the movies with him Saturday. She agrees, they embrace, and then are caught by Mimi and Belle. The movies prove to be a popular date spot, as Susan asks Kevin if he'd like to go with her. He says no, but then turns around and asks an ecstatic Mimi, provoking Susan's jealousy. Shawn finds Belle, apologizes for not paying much attention to her, and asks her to the movies. She agrees. Later, Shawn and Jan discuss Jan's continuing problems. She can't help but be excited that Shawn is all the friend she ever needed. When they part, Susan tries to pry information out of him about Jan, implying that she knows what happened. Shawn doesn't give up any info, but he does ask Susan to help Jan.

Lexie & Rolf
Lexie sends out an SOS to Rolf for help with the Barb situation. Rolf first instructs her to find out just what Barb knows. Maybe she's bluffing, maybe she doesn't really have proof. Lexie is nervous and convinced that Barb is telling the truth. She gets further upset when Rolf implies that the way to solve the Barb problem is to get rid of Barb. Permanently.

John & Hope
Hope is worried that her fingerprints might be on some of the artwork she stole during the Princess Gina days. John assures her that it's not possible, and then gets lost in a romantic Princess Gina reverie. Hope notices that he's daydreaming, but he won't tell her about the hot action between the two of them that he was remembering. The two then discuss the budding romance between their kids, with John expressing his concern that Belle is getting too serious too fast. He wants her to slow down some and asks Hope to encourage Shawn to feel the same way.

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Thursday, November 8, 2001

Salem Place
Alice and Sami check out a jewelry store window and Sami mentions that she'd just love for Austin to buy her a big rock. Alice urges Sami to let Austin dictate the course of their relationship, but does Sami listen? Of course not. She promptly finds Austin and Nicole celebrating the closing of a big business deal. When Nicole leaves, Sami wastes little time in trying to pin Austin down about a wedding. He tells her to stop discussing it, that he wants to surprise her. Nicole finds Jan and tries to get her to open up about Paul, but Jan refuses. Nicole is convinced that Jan will go down the same path she did unless she gets therapy. Belle and Shawn reconnect as a couple, reminiscing about their time on the island. Shawn is feeling frisky and spends as much time as possible smooching Belle. She points out her uneasiness over his friendship with Jan, and Shawn says that he's still surprised by it. He tries to explain that Jan is going through a rough time and needs a friend, and that friendship is all there is to it. Belle is mollified. Mrs. Horton comes upon them, showing off the ruby. She later runs into Mimi, who has come from a verbal jousting with Jan. Mimi threatens Jan with the "Lockhart treatment" should Jan continue pursuing Shawn. Jan makes it very clear that Shawn is the object of her desires, which further enflames Mimi. As Mimi and Alice are talking, Jan comes by. Mimi stops and hurls insults at Jan, which Alice doesn't like. Explaining that Jan deserves it, Mimi and Jan get into another shouting match, ending with Mimi shoving Jan into the path of an oncoming car. Shawn yells in fear.


DiMera Mansion
Barb shows up demanding $1 million. Lexie panics, especially when she learns that Barb has proof that JT is not Hope's son and that Isaac is. Lexie buys temporary time with $5,000 that Rolf gave her. When Lexie asks Rolf what his plans are, he again says that Barb needs to be killed off.

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Friday, November 9, 2001

Salem Place
Hope and Jennifer discuss Colin, with Hope reluctantly telling Jennifer that Colin referred to their relationship as a "casual friendship." Jennifer is relieved that he didn't mention her following him to Ireland, but nonetheless is curious as to why he's distancing himself. Alice interrupts the two and they talk about the ruby necklace. When she leaves, Hope bucks up the courage to tell Jen that Colin is engaged to a beautiful woman. Jen says that's good news, because maybe now she'll get over him. After Mimi shoved Jan, it appeared she had been hit by a car. As it turned out, Jan passed out; the car did not hit her. She refused to let the driver help her, agreeing only to Shawn taking her to the hospital. After they left, Mimi warned Belle about Shawn getting too close to Jan. Belle explained that they already talked about it and Shawn swears they are only friends. Belle feels she must trust Shawn, although it is obvious that Mimi thinks she's an idiot.

Hospital
Elizabeth shows up with a picnic lunch and surprises Colin. They spend much time smooching and are spied by Craig and Marlena. After his fiancée leaves, Colin confesses to Marlena that he lied about not knowing Jennifer previously. Marlena is surprised and confused, but Colin does not elaborate as to why he concealed the info. Shawn brings Jan into the hospital for a check-up. Colin believes that she is suffering from post traumatic stress and that her problems are largely mental. Shawn, meanwhile, is given the third degree from Marlena. He tries to explain his friendship with Jan, which Marlena seems to accept. She then asks him about his plans for the future, but it is clear that Shawn has none, whereas Marlena is counting on Belle going to college. When Colin brings Jan out, he catches Marlena's eye in a signal to try to talk to Jan. Naturally Jan refuses any help but Shawn's. Belle and Mimi come to the hospital, much to Jan's chagrin. She watches as Belle and Shawn leave together and then heads off on her own. She doubles over in pain, feeling nauseous. In the elevator, Shawn tells Belle that Jan is beginning to be a huge drain on him, which she sees as happy news. Mimi tells Marlena that what Jan wants, Jan gets, and if Jan wants Shawn, she'll find a way to get him.

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