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Monday, November 12, 2001

Belle leaves a message for Chloe as Shawn is driving Belle home. Belle knows that Chloe is probably waiting at Belle's, and asks Shawn to speed up because she knows Chloe will be upset if Belle isn't there. Chloe arrives at Belle's to find only Brady there, who accuses her of not needing him anymore now that Philip is back. Chloe apologizes for not spending much time with Brady since she has been back, but she is just there to see Belle. Chloe starts to leave, but Brady stops her and tells her he was only kidding. Chloe sits down to wait for Belle, ignoring Brady who just stares at her, then they begin to argue as Belle and Shawn come in. Belle and Chloe start to look at a magazine and Brady asks what everyone is up to that weekend. Belle tells him about her and Shawn's date for the movies, and Brady asks Chloe if she's going with Philip. Chloe admits Philip asked her, but she turned him down. Shawn suggests Brady double date with him and Belle sometime, but Brady lets them know he and Nicole have more important things to do. Belle and Chloe laugh at Brady for thinking he is going out with Nicole, then Belle suggests that Chloe and Brady go out to the movies together. Brady rejects Belle's idea and leaves, and Belle asks Chloe if she would accept a date with Brady if he asked...

Philip arrives at Dot.Com and Cynthia openly flirts with him. He sits down to play a video game with Jason, who suggests that they make a bet on the game. Philip remembers what happened with the last bet that Jason suggested, and refuses. They play the game without the bet, and Philip wins and is congratulated by Cynthia afterwards. Cynthia asks if Philip is going to ask her out, but Philip tells her he is still not sure where things stand with Chloe. Cynthia tells Philip she hasn't decided yet who she's going to the movies with on Saturday, but he'd better hurry up if he's going to ask her. Jason tells Philip he should go for Cynthia, and that everyone thinks that Philip is "whipped" by Chloe. Philip reminisces about Chloe and agrees Jason is right - Chloe has called all the shots in their relationship. Jason has a sure-fire way for Philip to be more in control with Chloe - ask Cynthia to the movies to make Chloe jealous!

Bo brings J.T. into the pub and tells Caroline that the doctor has said J.T. is just fine. Elizabeth bursts in and demands to know where Colin is. Elizabeth says this is just like when they were in Ireland and Colin would disappear for his secret liaisons . Bo perks up, asks Caroline to watch J.T. and offers to keep Elizabeth company while she waits for Colin. Elizabeth is suspicious, as Bo has never done anything but insult her, but agrees to wait with Bo. Elizabeth admits that in Ireland, she thought that Colin might have been sneaking away to meet with another woman, but now she know that is not true. Bo asks where Colin was really going, but Elizabeth doesn't know. She suggests Colin may have been going to clandestine meetings and working for the underground, then asks why Bo is so interested. Bo spins a story about an English ancestor who he has always been interested in, and Elizabeth accepts this, but can offer no new information about Colin. Caroline brings J.T. back and Elizabeth leaves to look for Colin, as Caroline praises Bo for getting along better with his future cousin.

Barb calls Glen as she is driving home and leaves a frantic message for Glen to call her ASAP. She calls again and again until she finally reaches him, just out of the shower. Barb tells him she has big news, but can't tell him over the phone. When she arrives home, she hugs him as he asks what happened in Salem. Barb announces she has found out for sure about the baby - that she is definitely pregnant with Glen's child! Glen is happy, but is worried about losing his job and providing for a family, but Barb pulls out a wad of cash - $5,000 - and says it will not be a problem, that there is more where that came from.

Lexie tells Rolf she will not allow Barb to be "eliminated" as Brandon comes to the door. Lexie tells Brandon that Barb was there and has proof that J.T. is Glen's son and that J.T. and Isaac were switched. Rolf is eavesdropping at the door, and leaves to call Stefano to tell him of the mistake his daughter is making in telling Brandon. Lexie continues to tell Brandon that Barb hasn't told Hope or Glen about the babies, but that Barb is blackmailing Lexie for $5,000, and also asked for a million after Lexie gave her the money. Brandon tells Lexie not to give in to the blackmail, but Lexie can't risk losing her son - she just wants Barb to go away. Brandon insists that as long as Lexie is paying her, Barb will never go away, and then Lexie suggests that she could kill Barb. Brandon knows that Lexie couldn't do that, and tells her he knows exactly what she needs to do...

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 13, 2001

Brady, Chloe, Shawn & Belle
Unaware that Brady is eavesdropping, Belle and Shawn grill Chloe about her feelings for him. She admits that she would like to go to the movies with him on Saturday night, but she doubts that he would want to go out with a high school girl. Belle promises to fix them up, but Chloe pleads for her not to. Brady decides to amble downstairs, where he plays dumb and pretends like he has no idea what's going on. Belle starts to inquire about the movies, but Chloe interrupts her. The girls instead head off to Dot.Com, where they continue their discussion about Brady. Chloe again says that she would enjoy going out with him. This time the one listening in is Philip, who promptly goes and asks out Cynthia. Jan happens to see this occur and runs to tell Chloe. Meanwhile, Brady and Shawn play basketball, during which Brady has a weird daydream about Chloe showing up as Allen Iverson. Shawn tells Brady that he knows he really cares about Chloe, but if he doesn't admit it, he'll lose her.

Lexie, Brandon, Barb & Glenn
Brandon tells Lexie that even if she pays Barb the million bucks, it will not guarantee Barb not coming back for more. Lexie knows this, but she doesn't know what else to do. Brandon further urges Lexie to come clean with Abe, but she knows that Abe is a cop at heart and won't stand for keeping Hope's baby. When Brandon leaves, Rolf also urges Lexie to cough up the dough. His reasoning is that once Barb is payed off, Lexie can leave town with Abe and Isaac. She decides to call Barb, but can't reach her, which sends Lexie into a tizzy. As it happens, Barb is showing off her $5 Grand to Glenn. He wonders how she got the money, and she explains that it was the least Lexie could do after yanking their chain when they first came to Salem. (She never tells him exactly how she came into the money.) When she says that she can get more, Glenn tells her that they'd be better off with their $5,000. However, Glenn missed a shift at work, which does not go over well with his boss, who fires Glenn. After losing his job, he is willing to reconsider Barb's plan.

Jack, Greta & Jennifer
Greta decides to have Jack and Harold bump into each other at Salem Place. When she points out her surprise at seeing someone, Jack gets excited about "the timing being perfect." Unfortunately for Greta, it isn't Harold that Jack is happy about seeing; it's Jennifer. She's staring in a window and he tells her to buy whatever she wants. They proceed to argue (again), but Jennifer does admit that she doesn't want Jack to leave her. Brandon arrives, however, after having talked earlier with Jen about going out on a date. When he does, she leaves with him. Jack runs to Greta to plant a big smooch on her, but his plan goes awry when Jennifer doesn't see it. Greta and Harold are dismayed that until then, Jack had ignored them.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Salem Place
After their lip lock, Jack tries to start setting Greta straight. He tells her he's never been with a man, but her wheels start spinning and she promises him a fix-up. She kisses him again and then massages his shoulders while he tells her they need to go to the movies so he can spy on Jen and Brandon. Greta agrees, but later faces the jealous wrath of Harold. He thinks she wants Jack for herself, but she assures him that she's working on getting the two of them together. They hatch a plan to have Jack come back to her apartment after the movies, where Harold will give Jack the massage of a lifetime. Jack goes to hover over Jennifer and Brandon, who enjoy their get together. Brandon is smitten. After he takes off to head back to work, Jack pretends to discover Jennifer. She doesn't fall for the ploy, although she does let him walk her home.

Dot.Com
Brady and Shawn give Philip a good dressing down over asking out Cynthia. When they tell him how upset it made Chloe, he decides that he did the right thing. He tries to bait Brady about Chloe, but Brady doesn't bite. Chloe and Belle discuss Philip. After Belle accuses her of not really loving Philip, Chloe weeps and tells Belle that she misses him dreadfully. Belle tries to talk Chloe into dating Brady, but Chloe doesn't want anyone to know how much that interests her. Maybe Chloe has yet to realize it for herself. When Brady comes upon the girls and asks Chloe out to the movies, she agrees, which surprises Belle. In a recurring pattern, Shawn happens upon an upset Jan. Jason had joked with her about getting lucky, but it brought back memories of Paul's attack. Shawn lets Jan listen to music on his headphones, evidently oblivious to the besotted look on her face.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001

The Park
An early snowfall means lots of fun in Salem. Sami, Austin and Will gather to build snowmen and enjoy the winter wonderland. Naturally the talk turns to marriage, with Sami being her usual non-subtle self. Austin agrees that it's time to pick out rings, which thrills Sami to no end. She wants to leave the park right then and there and get down to business. Austin tries to rein her in, but it's of no use. He's thrilled that he can call Will 'son' again. Belle and Shawn also enjoy the snow, throwing snowballs at each other and warming up their cold noses with some tonsil hockey. When they come up for air, they agree that Chloe can be moody.

DiMera Mansion
Unfortunately for the Carvers, Abe is not taking to the life of luxury quite as readily as Lexie. They argue - again - about living in the DiMera mansion, with Abe noting that he should be responsible for their financial well-being, not Stefano. They are interrupted by the doorbell. When Abe opens the door to find Barb, he is shocked. That turns to anger when Lexie tries to dismiss him like one of the servants. She apologizes and sends Abe on his way, but not before Barb orders a virgin Bloody Mary and announces that she's pregnant. She explains her visit by saying that she's there to get parenting tips from Lexie, which no one in their right mind would believe. Abe, alas, leaves the girls to their chit-chat. The talk turns straight away to money, with Barb again demanding $1 million. She further informs Lexie that she and Glen are moving to Salem, which sends Lexie into another panic attack.

Brady Pub
Bo tries to pump Elizabeth for information. She recognizes the DiMera name and says that the situation disturbs her, but Bo doesn't get much further. She realizes that he's only chatting her up to get the goods on Colin. This does not make her happy, so she leaves. Brady and John enjoy a father-son lunch, and Brady shows off a new shirt he bought. John teases him about buying it for his big date with Chloe. When Brady leaves, Bo sits with John and asks for his help with Hope and the Princess Gina memories. John at first is reluctant, but agrees that he'll do anything to save his family.

Chloe
Chloe enjoys an intimate dinner with Nancy, and confesses that she still loves Philip and feels lonely without him. Nancy is happy to learn that Chloe is going to the movies with Brady, noting that Chloe always seemed miserable and angry with Philip but much happier with Brady. This doesn't make Chloe very happy, but then, what does. She goes for a walk and ruminates over her relationship with Philip. She decides that it was doomed from the start, because he's popular and she's a nobody. Brady happens upon her and is startled when she calls off their date.

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Friday, November 16, 2001

Looking at rings with Austin and Will, Sami's joy is tempered when Will asks if his father can live with her and Austin once they're married. Nicole spots Austin staring in disbelief at the price of the ring Sami picked out and works hard to convince him not to get married to Sami but her words fail to stop him. As Austin puts money down for the ring, he realizes Sami has expensive taste but decides not to tell her he bought the ring. Nicole spots them and decides to do what she can to save Austin from a life with Sami. Upset that she's changed her mind about their date, Brady blames Philip for Chloe's decision. She tries to explain which only upsets him further. Chloe then has a change of heart and apologizes, agreeing to go to the movies with him. The two end up in a snowball fight with Belle and Shawn. Philip upsets Nicole and then arranges for Kate to stop by in hopes of getting her and Victor back together again. After Nicole leaves, Philip explains to both parents that he wants them to be a family again. Victor accuses Kate of using Philip to try to worm her way back into his good graces. Philip admits he tricked Kate into coming over. When Philip bashes Nicole again, Victor stops him and warns Philip that their family is done with and will never work out their problems. Later, Kate urges Philip to go out with Cynthia to test Chloe's feelings for him. She thanks him for his efforts today with Victor.

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