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Monday, March 4, 2002

When Brandon stops by to pick up Jennifer for a "date" at the gym, Jack quickly starts insulting his rival. After they leave, Jack complains to Greta about the two which causes Greta to complain that she thinks he's using her to make Jennifer jealous. Hurt, Greta runs off crying. He chases after her and forces her to reveal that she's in love with him but knows he's not interested. She decides she can't live there anymore. At the gym, Brandon's upset when Jennifer fails to call him her boyfriend to a friend. Austin leaves for work after Sami boasts that they'll be married in less than a week. Will tells his mother that he's not going to school because he wants to spend the day with his father. Meanwhile, Lucas wakes and asks Kate where Will is. Just then, Sami brings Will in and watches as the boy runs to his father. A smug Kate boasts to Sami that their love is unbeatable. Away from Lucas and Will, Sami and Kate argue with Kate vowing that Sami will lose Austin and Will soon. After she leaves, Sami searches for some documents and then places a call to Victor. At work, Austin boasts to Nicole that Lucas' time with Will has helped his brother. He then explains that he'll need a few days off so that he can marry Sami. Shocked that it's so soon, Nicole urges him to delay the happy nuptials. Philip kisses Chloe and asks for another chance with her. When Belle finally finds him, Shawn blurts out that Jan's pregnant and he's the father.

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Sami plans on finally getting what she wants as she drives to Titan. She wants to get Austin and Will away from Kate and she also wants to get away from Nicole.

At Titan, Nicole and Austin talk about business, but Nicole can't resist bringing up personal topics. She questions him about his upcoming marriage. He says that the marriage will end the war between Sami and Kate. Nicole accuses him of being naive and wants to know why he focuses on keeping his fiancée and mother happy.

Sami, now at Titan, eavesdrops outside of Nicole's door until the receptionist pulls her away. Sami announces to the skeptical receptionist that she's there to see Victor. Just as she bursts into his office, Nicole peeks out of her door and tells Austin that she thought she saw Sami. He doesn't believe her and asks, "What would she be doing here?" Nicole asks the receptionist about Sami's appointment and is intrigued when she learns that Sami had a manila envelope with her.

Sami smugly says hello to Victor. He gives her five minutes to explain why she's there and reminds her he doesn't trust her. She tells him that she still has the incriminating photos of Kate. Victor doesn't care, but Sami says that Philip will care if he finds out his mother was a hooker. He tells Sami that she squandered her life and that she is a disgrace, then he demands to know what she wants. "I want Austin transferred to Titan's offices in Hawaii," she says.

Hope looks at a picture of her and Lexie with their babies taken during happier times. She doesn't understand how she could not have known Isaac was hers. She wants to know who the father is and is sure that it couldn't be Bo. Bo talks about his confusion regarding Shawn's situation. Mickey arrives looking grim. He tells the Brady's that he hopes Glen will terminate parental rights after a few more visits, once he realizes all that is involved in taking care of J.T. Bo fills Mickey in on Shawn's situation and tells him that he doesn't know what Shawn's plans are. Mickey informs them that legally, Shawn can fulfill all the responsibilities of fatherhood without marriage. He then gets a phone call and learns that the judge has ordered that Glen have another supervised visit with J.T. Hope is disappointed, but hopes that Mickey's prediction about Glen not wanting to pursue custody after a few more visits with J.T. will come true.

In a classroom at Salem High, Jason hits on Cynthia, who calls him a jerk and walks away. She then tries to plot revenge on Philip with a reluctant Mimi. Jason's friend busts on him for Cynthia's brush off. Philip and Chloe spend a few intimate moments gazing into each other's eyes as Cynthia looks on, spewing anger to Mimi about how Philip used her. The bell rings and Mr. Woods enters the classroom. He comes down hard on the unruly class and notices that Jan, Belle, and Shawn are the only ones not present. He decides to give an oral, pop quiz. Chloe and Philip daydream about their shared kiss as Cynthia remembers her night with Philip. Mr. Woods asks her a question and she announces that what she's thinking about will soon be "on the street." After class, Mr. Woods tells Philip to continue to work hard at school and quit staring at girls in class. Jason questions Mimi about Shawn and Jan. Cynthia gives Chloe the x-rated tape of her and Philip.

Belle cries as Shawn tells her that he is the father of Jan's baby. She is very upset and Shawn begs her to talk to him. He apologizes. She thinks back to the island when Shawn turned her down for sex. "You didn't want me," she cries. He cries that he doesn't want to lose her. She questions him about when he had sex with Jan. He tells her it doesn't matter, but he needs to help Jan. "I thought I knew you, but I don't, and I obviously never did," she cries. Belle wants to know who else knows and after Shawn tells her that his and Jan's parents know, Belle says, "I don't mean anything to you, do I?" He says that she means everything to him and tells her that the situation is complicated. "I hate you," she says as she walks away. Shawn violently kicks a garbage can. "How could I do this to her?" he questions himself. "Someday we'll be together again, Belle. I know we will," he weeps.

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Jack talks to himself about all the lies he told Greta, supposedly to protect her, but he wants to continue the lies until he gets the job with Oliver Wentworth. His conscience speaks to him through a mirror and tells him that he has to stop mistreating Greta. "If I tell Greta the truth, I could lose everything," he answers. Greta overhears and enters the room saying, "The truth about what?" He tries to fast-talk her while his conscience eggs him on to tell her the truth. He dreamily explains his past relationship with Jennifer, focusing on the time following Abby's birth, and admits that it was the best time in his life, though he didn't realize it then. Greta is impressed with his sensitivity and hugs a guilty looking Jack.

Brandon and Jen continue their workout and talk about plans for their next date. Jen tells Brandon that she's "not ready for any late night action". He says he doesn't want to pressure her and that's why he invited her to work out, so they could relax. He questions her about Jack and says that her ex-husband is holding her back. She disagrees, and then tells him that Jack told Greta he was gay. "How do you know it's not true?" Brandon asks. Jen can't believe that Brandon would think that it is true. He says that maybe Jack is a late bloomer. He wants to know if Jen still has a thing for Jack. Jen says that she just wants to prove to Greta that Jack is a liar.

Kate pushes Lucas to work on his exercises until Roman shows up to check on his progress. Kate pulls Roman into the hall, saying that Lucas is sensitive about people seeing him in his condition. "You're a good mom, Kate," he says. She hugs him, leaving Roman curious about her motive. "You're as slick as they come, Kate Roberts," he says. She tells him that she's just trying to be friends and tearfully enlightens him on how much she has changed. She is now "joyful and thankful" for all her blessings! He tries to leave, but Kate keeps the conversation going, talking about Marlena. He admits that Marlena left him because she wanted to and doesn't understand why he just admitted that to Kate. Kate moves closer and tells him that she'd like to help him. "You hitten' on me, Kate?" he asks. She says that she is just looking for a friend and says that she'll leave it up to him to decide and walks into the apartment. Roman looks suspicious and says, "What are you up to, Kate?"

Nicole tells an astounded Austin that Sami is in Victor's office. She tries to convince him that he shouldn't marry Sami.

Meanwhile, Sami tells Victor that she wants Austin transferred to Hawaii. He orders her out of his office, but Sami pretends to call Philip to tell him about a package that she sent to him depicting his mom in her "glory days". Victor is angry, but Sami warns that she will let Philip know the truth if Austin doesn't get transferred. Victor bluffs that he won't help Sami, but will help Kate instead. "Together, Kate and I are going to destroy you," he says. Sami, not taking him seriously, tells him that he has twenty-four hours to tell Austin that he's transferred and then makes her exit.

Victor crosses the hall to Nicole's office to find she's having a serious conversation with Austin. He gets bristly and orders the receptionist to tell Nicole to get in his office immediately. When she arrives, Victor says he may promote Austin out of her department and Nicole hints that her and Austin are building up to an affair. She laughs at Victor's obvious jealousy until he realizes that she was playing him. She refuses to be Victor's "whore" or "mistress" and storms out, telling him that her bed is none of his business. Victor decides that sending Austin away might be a good idea.

Sami makes her way to Austin's office, only to get a very angry greeting. He is not happy to see her. After some arguing, she tells him that she asked Victor to have him transferred.

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Nicole and Victor continue their fight in his office over whether he should transfer Austin to the Hawaii office. She says that he is jealous and she hates his attitude. She says that he had no right to throw their relationship away or to say that he lowered himself when he slept with her. She says that he never felt younger or more vital than he has since he was with her and she says she has five million dollars of her own and she doesn't need him. She tells him she could start her own business if she wanted that she does not need Titan or him. Then she turns to go and he says that he is sorry for what he said and she tells him it is to late and leaves the office.

Kate shows up and realizes that Nicole is very upset and storms passed Marie in to Victor's office. There she decides to rub it in to him about how he is not going to get anywhere with Nicole today with the mood she is in. Victor is furious.

Marie goes in to give Nicole the file that Austin left for her and she giggles as she sees the note he has attached to it. She tells Marie that Austin is a very funny man for someone so serious. She tells Marie of Victor's plans to send Austin to Hawaii and tells her they will be screwed at Titan if he goes ahead with it and they can't figure out how Sami got him to agree with the whole idea when he hates her so much. Marie finally asks Nicole if she is in love with Austin or if it is really just Titan she is worried about. Nicole denies her feelings for Austin but Marie does not believe her.

Sami is scrubbing pots and saying that she wishes it was Kate's' face she was tearing up at the same time. She is saying that she will marry Austin despite Kate's interference and they will go to Hawaii with Will ASAP so that she can no longer interfere with their lives so her plan is going to backfire.

Roman is at work and Austin comes in and asks to talk to him about Sami and the wedding. He tells him that he thinks that Sami and he are rushing into this wedding and that the time is not right for them to get married.

Sami goes to the door and the Nurse says that Kate is away and Lucas is tired and sleeping because he has finished a grueling physical therapy session. She tells her she is taking Will away when Austin and her are married and that she wants to explain it all to Lucas so he will not be upset by the move. The nurse is leery but Sami is so nice and reassures her that she will care for Lucas and she leaves to get Lucas his medicine from the pharmacy. This leaves Sami and Lucas all alone. She goes right after him and starts screaming at him that he is a drunk and a loser and she is going to take Will to Hawaii and he will never see him again.

Roman and Austin talk about the job at Titan and how much he loves the work and does not want to go to Hawaii. He asks Austin how he thinks Sami got Victor to agree to help her with her plan to move them when he hates Sami so much. Austin has no idea but does not want to go he says. He asks Roman to help him convince Sami that this is not for them at this time. He says it is a step up because he would be in charge but he is not interested. He says it would be boring after being in on all these big deals to just run the division in Hawaii. He tells him he has told Sami all of this but she is not listening to him and he says he will not go to Hawaii no matter what. He says taking Will from Lucas right now could kill his brother and he will not be a party to that. Roman says he can understand that and that he figures Sami just wants to keep Will and him to herself. Austin says that is not the way to do it and Roman agrees to talk to her and tells Austin to explain it to her in plain English that he will not go away.

Nicole tells Marie that Austin is a gentleman who does not make passes and does not mind that his boss is a woman. She says she can trust him and he would not backstab her and that they are very creative together and that is the only reason she wants him to stay. She says he was wonderful to her when her father died and she does not want to lose his friendship.

Victor tells Kate to ask Austin why Sami wants the move and then says forget it that he is more in the dark that she is and then he says that he won't help her. She says that if Will is taken from Lucas right now it will cause him to relapse and they may never get him back. Victor tells her it is her fault that Sami has pictures of her from her hooking days and has threatened to show them to Philip and that is why he is going along with her on this plan. So he says he is sending Austin to Hawaii and she can't stop him. Kate says she did not have any choice at the time because she had to feed her starving kids. He says he does not care only about Philip.

Kate leaves and starts to go to Nicole's office and overhears Marie and her talking about Austin and her feelings for him. She hears Marie say that any man who gets involved with Sami has only half a brain. Nicole tells her to get back to work and then heads to Victors office. She tells him that if he sends Austin to Hawaii she will leave Titan with him. She says she can afford it and he has already thrown them away. She tells him that Kate and Sami tried to kill him several times and she was the one that was there for him and that he could always trust. She says he had no right to practically call her a hooker and she will not take it from him or anyone. She says she will resign and heads to the door. Victor calls her back and says how sorry he is and that he loves her. He asks her to go to Tuscany for dinner with him to talk about it and she says she will let him know. Then she leaves.

Sami continues to scream at Lucas that he is a lazy bum and is someone sneaking him booze, etc. She is very cruel and tells him he will never see Will again and the more upset Lucas gets the more Sami says to him. He tells her how sorry he is for all he has done to her and Will and that Will depended on him and he let him down. He says he has had a lot of time to think and wants to make it up to them both for all that has happened. She continues her tirade and even grabs a pillow and holds it over his head threatening to smother him and then throws it telling him he is not worth it.

Kate asks Marie for a tissue and says she is so upset over the move and it appears so is everyone else. Marie says she thinks that Austin is responsible for the changes in Nicole lately. She tells her that she thinks that Nicole has feelings for Austin she is not admitting to.

Kate leaves and Nicole goes back to her office. Her cell phone rings and she answers it and it is Austin asking her to go to dinner with him tonight that he has something to tell her. She doesn't know what to say.

Sami continues her tirade at Lucas no matter what he says and says that she will take Will and within a year he won't even remember he has a father. He continues to cry that he is sorry and will make it up to them and she says she doesn't trust him and never will and continues to watch him as he passes out.

Friday, March 8, 2002

Victor asks for Nicole's forgiveness for his rude comments about her and Austin. She isn't interested and walks out. Kate spots her leaving and runs to confront Victor with a guess that he's having trouble with his love life. Victor is curt with her and finally mentions that Sami's trying to get Austin out of town. He then reveals that she's blackmailing him with photos of Kate as a hooker. When Nicole worries to Marie about Austin leaving town, Marie guesses that she's in love with him but Nicole denies it. Nicole then lets Victor know that if Austin leaves, she's going too. Confessing he still loves her, Victor invites her to dinner but later, Austin also invites Nicole out. Sami fools the nurse into allowing her to be alone with a sleeping Lucas. She wakes him and taunts him about being a drunk and a lousy father. When she threatens to take Will to Hawaii, he pleads for her forgiveness which causes her to pause for a moment. Meanwhile, Austin talks with Roman about Sami's idea of moving to Hawaii. He goes on to admit that he doesn't want to leave Salem because it's his home. Roman is quick to agree when Austin adds that he feels Lucas needs to be near Will. Roman offers to talk with Sami about her idea since Austin fears Sami will be very upset should he tell her.

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