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Monday, February 25, 2002

Not amused to find Jack trying to follow them as they shop together at Salem Place, Jennifer advises Greta that she intends to spill the beans about Jack's sexuality lie. Greta's thrilled to run into Colin but then is disappointed when he asks to speak to Jennifer alone. He explains his hope to restart their friendship but his hopes are dashed when Elizabeth finds him. Hope and Bo try to convince Shawn to control his emotions and not do anything drastic where J.T. is concerned. They explain that their only chance is if Glen decides against seeking custody. Shawn finally reveals the shocking lie that he is the father of the baby Jan is carrying. Austin returns to his place and finds Kate with a bedridden Lucas. Lucas wakes and recognizes his brother which is thrilling news for Austin. Kate explains that they'll be staying at Austin's place for the time begin and urges him to tell Sami before she learns about it from someone else. Sami argues with Roman about moving to Hawaii with Austin and Will in order to solve her problems with Lucas and Kate. The two end up fighting as Roman warns her that he's finding it difficult to agree to walk her down the aisle when she acts like this.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Jen and Greta try to get rid of Jack, but he continues to follow them. The two verbally spar about Jack's sexuality until Jen finally yells to Jack to stop spying on them. A police officer overhears and hauls Jack away, with a worried Greta protesting. Jen is sure that Jack will smooth talk his way out of any charges and she plans to seduce him to prove to Greta that he is not gay. Jen and Greta go shopping at a lingerie store and they both try on sexy nightgowns. True to Jen's prediction, Jack isn't detained for long by the officer and is soon hiding behind mannequins in the store. He accidentally pulls the arm off a mannequin only to be accused of having an arm fetish by the salesperson. A scantily clad Greta walks out of the fitting room and Jack springs on her, begging she tell the saleswoman that he is gay. The saleslady doesn't buy it saying, "Any self-respecting gay man would not be caught dead in that coat." Suddenly, Jen walks out of the fitting room, dressed in red lingerie and Jack is left speechless and practically drooling. Jen tells a puzzled Greta that she told her so.

Sami tries to relax Austin, who is clearly uneasy about the news he has to break. He finally tells her that Lucas and Kate are staying at his place while Lucas recovers. Sami drops a glass in shock. She is seething and argues with Austin, who defends his family. He won't kick them out, so Sami orders him out of her apartment. Austin tries to smooth things over by telling Sami he'll take her and Will out to dinner, but she snaps, "Why don't you give me a call after you've gotten rid of your family." She then tells Austin that she is disgusted and disappointed with him.

Meanwhile, Kate pulls Roman into Austin's apartment to see Lucas. Roman questions her on why she brought Lucas there. Lucas stirs, making Roman uncomfortable. As the doctor and nurse hover in the background, Kate talks to her son. She asks Roman to help her with Sami. He suggests that Kate work hard to improve her relationship with his daughter. She refuses to leave Austin's apartment until Lucas is fully recovered. "If Sami tries to fight me, she'll lose. And if you try to help her, you'll lose, too," she threatens.

Belle talks to her mother about Shawn, wondering what he's hiding from her. The conversation turns to Jan, and Brady comes in, saying that Jan needs serious help. Belle admits that Shawn is her whole life and that she can feel something bad happening to him. Marlena and Brady both try to convince Belle not to make Shawn her whole life. Marlena is not comfortable with his recent actions and Brady doesn't want Belle to give Shawn total control. Belle says, "I love Shawn." Her and Brady argue about love and she wonders why he doesn't just admit that he's crazy about Chloe. Marlena calms her angry daughter and she reminds Belle that she would go on without Shawn. Marlena says that she gets through difficult times because she has the two of them to share their lives with. Brady says, "We love sharing our lives with you, Mom." Belle is surprised that he said "Mom." Brady shrugs and Marlena smiles warmly. Belle says she loves them both and they all have a group hug.

Jan looks at her baby's ultrasound picture, until her mother comes into the room offering her a bowl of fruit. She tells Jan that she is getting fat and she demands to know what's going on with her. Jan says that Shawn is on his way over and then they will tell her together, but Mrs. Spears doesn't want to wait for an answer.

Meanwhile, at the Brady's, Bo and Hope are stunned to learn that Shawn is the father of Jan's baby. Bo thinks that he's protecting the real father and asks, "Are you sure that you're the one that got Jan pregnant?" They both want to meet with Jan's parents, but Shawn refuses. Shawn leaves while his parents are angry and worried.

Jan and her mom continue to argue until Shawn arrives. Shawn is calm, but Mrs. Spears is clearly not. She finds the ultrasound picture and screams, "You little whore," as she slaps Jan. She then attacks Shawn, who trips and falls on the floor, getting momentarily knocked out. Mrs. Spears says that her life is over because Jan is giving her an illegitimate child. Jan helps Shawn to his feet and continues to argue with her mother, accusing her of not loving her and thinking that she is a loser. Jan dramatically throws the fruit bowl. Mrs. Spears refuses to support the baby, "You're no daughter of mine," she yells. Shawn tries to interrupt, but Jan says she's leaving. "I will hate you until the day I die," she yells at her mother. Mrs. Spears says to Shawn, "I'm going to press charges and have you arrested for statutory rape."

After Shawn leaves, Hope cries and Bo can't understand why Shawn had sex with Jan on the island. Hope won't accept that he is the baby's father. Bo wants to go to Jan's house, but Hope thinks that Shawn can handle the situation for now. She thinks that Shawn is lying and Bo says that he is not a liar. They wonder about Belle. Hope eventually has another white-out, but tells Bo that she was remembering curling up on the couch with their family watching videos. She thinks everything is falling apart. "How do we get through this," she asks.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

As Craig and Nancy prepare to play Monopoly together, Nancy mentions that she is happy that her and Chloe are getting along. Alone in her room, Chloe declares that she is bored and contemplates calling Philip, but decides against it because she doesn't want to be self-destructive. She decides she wants ice cream instead and says, "That's always a better option than boys."

Meanwhile, Brady leaves Belle and Marlena after a group hug and drives around town, not knowing where to go. He thinks about Chloe and eventually ends up ringing her doorbell.

Just as Nancy finishes telling Craig that she is hopeful for her and Chloe's future, Chloe breezes through on her way to the refrigerator and asks her parents if they would like to join her in some ice cream. They accept and ask her to join them at Monopoly. Nancy is giddy when Chloe accepts, until the doorbell rings and she discovers Brady on the other side. Brady gets drawn into the Monopoly game and everybody but Nancy is pleased. However, the game gets exciting and Nancy doesn't seem miffed any longer, until she attacks Brady for criticizing Chloe's singing. Chloe defends him and everyone convinces her to sing and she agrees, as long as Brady joins her in a duet. They sing 'People Will Say We're in Love' like they are well-practiced Broadway stars. After the duet, Chloe asks him his opinion and he admits that she did have a small spark of passion, however, she still has a lot of work to do. Chloe replies confidently, "I'm going all the way, Brady, with or without you."

Marlena tells Belle to trust Shawn. Belle admits that she thinks Jan is using him. She lists the facts in her and Shawn's relationship: 1. Shawn loves her. 2. He's keeping secrets. 3. She's freaked out about fact #2. She asks her mother for some advice and Marlena is happy to comply. Belle brings up her father's infidelity, but doesn't think that Shawn would betray her. Marlena is pleased that Belle has waited to have sex and she is proud of her daughter's maturity. Belle asks if she worries because of all that happened with Sami. Marlena second-guesses her parenting and Belle reassures her. Marlena is proud of Belle and they hug as Belle says that, not only is Marlena her mom, she is also her friend.

Mrs. Spears calls 911 to report Shawn as a rapist and Jan grabs the phone from her. Jan convinces the operator not to send the police and hangs up the phone. Shawn tries to reason with the irate mother, who again threatens jail time for him. Jan begs her mom not to have Shawn arrested. Mrs. Spears says that Jan is not having the baby, but Shawn says that she has already decided to have it. Her mother tries to scare Jan about parenthood and asks Shawn, "Are you going to marry her?" Shawn is hesitant and says they know they are doing the right thing. Mrs. Spears kicks Shawn out, and after Jan's okay, he moves toward the door. "What are you doing here?" he says to someone on the other side of the door.

Sami is mad about Austin's mother and brother moving in with him. Austin doesn't understand or believe that Kate wants to ruin his fiancÚ's life. He accuses Sami of being selfish. She claims that Austin is using Will to get what he wants since he never had a relationship with his father. "I thought you'd changed," he slings. Sami defends herself. Austin thinks she should forgive his mother and Lucas. He wonders what Sami will do when Will grows up and realizes what all the people he loves are really like. Sami asks Austin if he is threatening to not marry her if she doesn't let Will see Lucas. They argue loudly, until Will runs out of his room wondering why he heard loud voices. Sami hugs Will and Austin tells him they were having a "very loud discussion."

Lucas continues to mumble his son's name as Roman warns Kate that she'll regret any stunts that will ruin Sami's dreams. He says that he is the one looking after Will's interests as his mother and grandmother continue to fight. Kate turns on her power of manipulation and appeals to Roman about getting their families to live in peace. He gets confirmation from the doctor that Will's visit really had an impact on Lucas. Kate pressures Roman to convince Sami to do the right thing. She suggests they go together to Sami to tell her that they agree. Roman agrees to this. As Kate approaches Sami's apartment door, she is delighted to hear Sami arguing with Austin. Kate knocks and Sami answers the door. Roman tells his daughter that they have got to try to work things out. "Over my dead body," she replies. Kate looks like she'd like to see that.

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Thursday, February 28, 2002

Roman arrives and infuriates Sami by insisting that Austin is right about allowing Lucas to see Will. She warns them about falling for Kate's tricks and then convinces Austin to marry her right away. Later, Sami panics to find Will missing only to learn that the boy has fallen asleep next to his father. Kate blasts Sami for putting Will in danger after learning he climbed out the fire escape to find his father. Abe walks in to find Mrs. Spears insisting that he arrest Shawn for raping her daughter. When she offers to forget about having him arrested in Jan will have an abortion, Jan refuses. Ordering Shawn and Abe out, Jan's mother threatens to send her away until she can put the baby up for adoption. Jan freaks at the idea of being without Shawn. Meanwhile, Belle worries more when Bo and hope call for Jan's phone number. She and Philip stop by Jan's house where Mrs. Spears lays into Philip for all that has happened. Bo and Hope worry when they hear about the possible charges of statutory rape where Shawn is concerned. As they talk about J.T. and Isaac, Shawn urges Abe to fight together against Glen in order to keep their sons. After an impressed Abe leaves, Bo lets Shawn go upstairs as he reveals he has to tell Belle about Jan tomorrow.

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Friday, March 1, 2002

John agonizes over the revelation that he's not J.T.'s father. He argues with Marlena about Abe's reaction should she share in any of the guilt involved in this paternity/baby-switching mess. Hope is affected by another burst of white light during which she "sees" a mysterious gloved hand. She decides to find out what this means. Meanwhile, Bo updates Roman with the news that neither John nor Stefano is the father of Isaac. After Roman leaves, Hope complains to Bo about their good "friend" Lexie. Bo urges her to take things slowly and wait for the courts to grant them visitation rights or custody of Isaac. Lexie pretends to be shocked when Abe informs her that Isaac is Hope's baby. However, she reacts for real when he continues his report by saying that neither John nor Stefano are Isaac's father. When she tells Rolf, he guesses an honest mistake occurred which fooled Stefano and him. He later admits to Bart that he dropped the samples before switching them. Roman confronts Lexie and Abe about the switch and Abe vehemently defends his wife. However, he later worries about the consequences if she's found to be lying.

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