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Monday, November 12, 2001

Natalie kissed Seth, but he pushed her away. They went into the library and Jessica eavesdropped on their conversation from the foyer. Seth still felt very badly about the way he hurt Jessica. Natalie reminded him that he didn't feel that way when they were together in the garden shed with Jessica out in the rain looking for them, or when Jessica almost caught them together in Seth's apartment. Seth insisted that he did feel badly about it and what Natalie and Allison have done is just evil. He turned to leave and spotted Jessica and called for her to wait. Natalie said that Jessica doesn't want to talk to him. Jessica told Natalie not to speak for her and agreed to talk to Seth for five minutes. He gave her red roses and told her how sorry he was about her grandfather's death. That's *my* grandfather, Natalie interjected. Jessica turned on Natalie and said that he would never be her grandfather, it was Jessica that had memories of spending time with Asa when she was a child and when she goes to his funeral tomorrow she wil be surrounded by friends and family that love her and that Natalie will never have that. Jessica told Seth that she could never trust him again and asked him to leave. Natalie vowed to herself that Jessica would never have Seth and that she would get the love that Jessica now has.

Chad came up to Al at the student union and started asking questions about Jenn. Since Cristian was out of the picture, Chad was interested in getting to know her better, especially after seeing her half dressed on Cristian's web site. Al pushed Chad up against the vending machine and ordered him to stay away from Jenn. Al insisted that he and Jenn were just friends, but Chad figured out from his reaction that there was more between them. Jenn is still hung up on Cristian, Chad warned, Al will only get hurt if he wants a serious relationship and no woman is worth that much grief.

Jenn and Lindsay were talking about Jenn sleeping with Al and how Jenn shouldn't let her breakup with Cris affect her self-esteem. At least you were taking birth control pills, Lindsay said. Jenn turned her back on her mother with worried look on her face and recalled throwing away her pills. At least Al is from a good family, Lindsay continued, apparently approving of the relationship. Why, because he's rich, Jenn asked, mentioning that Asa is dead. Lindsay was stunned, she had no idea Asa was dead. Al came over to rescue Jenn from Lindsay, who was trying to insist on going to New York with Jenn for her modeling shoot. Lindsay left and Al asked Jenn if she was excited to be going to New York for the modeling or because she might get to see Cristian again.

Antonio explained to Keri that the Valentine's Day card has been from his ex-wife, Andy. He had been planning to tell her about his divorce, but the right time hadn't come up. Keri asked if the fact he had kept the card meant that he still has feelings for Andy. No, I don't, Antonio said, ripping up the card and throwing it away. Keri admitted to Antonio that she came to town searching for her father. She had never imagined that when she found him, he would want nothing to do with her. Antonio told her how he was devastated when his father died, but he had good friends that were like mentors to him, like Bo, Nora and Hank. Keri was surprised to hear how much Antonio admired Hank, and kept quiet about her possible relationship to him. She then had to leave to get back to class, Antonio assured her he'd get his paper done as quickly as possible.

Hank told Rae that Keri's mother never wants Keri to know the truth about who her father is. Rae was trying to convince Hank to tell her more when R.J. arrived. Hank asked what he was doing there and R.J. replied he was there to see Keri Reynolds. What do you want with Keri, Hank demanded to know, and then warned him to stay away from her. But Hank's strong reaction just increased R.J.'s curiousity. He left more determined than ever to get to know Keri. Rae figured out that R.J. is really Keri's father. Hank swore her to secrecy, R.J. can *never* know the truth about Keri.

Todd asked to talk to Blair alone and Sam convinced Starr to leave the room with him. Andrew left after speaking with Sam, saying perhaps it was all for the best. It's not all for the best, Starr told Sam, Blair was going to tell Todd the truth and ruin everything. Sam realized that Starr knew the truth about the baby being Todd's. Back in the living room, Todd was angry and confused, they'd finally admitted they cared about each other and were so close to getting married. He wondered if Blair was trying to get revenge for what happened at their last wedding. No, that wasn't it, she insisted, she has to tell Todd something about the baby. It took a while, but in the end Blair FINALLY blurted out the truth - "The baby was yours, Todd. You were his father."

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Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Blair's House (site of wedding)
After Blair told Todd she could not go through with the wedding; he asks why; she finally tells Todd that the baby was his – that it was their baby and that she is sorry. Todd tells her there is nothing to be sorry about. Blair tells Todd that the baby died because she didn't tell him the truth about his being the father and went to Mexico to have the baby, that it was her fault the baby died. Todd still will not believe the baby is his.

Outside in the hall Starr tells Sam to go inside where Todd and Blair are talking. Sam tells Starr that he is not sure how Todd is going to take the news that the baby is his – that he might do something stupid. Sam tells Starr that whatever happens that he will be there for Todd and will help him through this. Starr tells Sam that he doesn't get it – that when Todd knows the truth, when Blair tells him that the baby that died and went to heaven was his, that no one will be able to help him.

Back in the room Todd still doesn't believe the baby is his – that it belongs to Max. Blair tells Todd that the baby does not belong to Max and when Todd accuses Blair of being in love with Max – Blair tells him she was never in love with Max, only him. Blair tells him that the baby was conceived in the one night they spent together. She only knew it was his when the doctors told her how far along she was.

Blair asks Todd if he couldn't look in to the baby's eyes and feel it in his arms, how small it was – that it was his baby.

Starr and Sam go into the room where Todd and Blair are and Starr tells Todd about the collage and the letter that Blair wrote him – Todd asks her what it said and Starr said, "It is your baby Todd". Todd also finds out that Sam knew the truth all along and he tells Sam he is supposed to be on his side. Blair sends Sam and Starr out of the room and when Todd asks her who else knew the baby is his, Blair tells him Sam, Starr, her Mother, Kelly and Max also knew. Todd remembers events that would have let him know that the baby was his. When he is finally convinced – he yells at Blair "do you know what you made me do?"

Al and Jen
Al asks if Jen is getting cold feet about going to New York and Jen said no. Al asks if she hopes to see Cristian and Jen replies that she has no interest in seeing Cristian – that New York is a big place and there is no chance of running into him. Jen said that Cristian would be sorry he dumped her when he sees her on a magazine or billboard. Al further believes that the trip is about her continued interest in Cristian.

A friend comes up and asks Al if he needs someone to go to Asa's funeral with him and he said he didn't. Afterward Jen offers to cancel her New York trip to go with Al to the funeral and Al tells her it is not necessary.

Antonio calls Cristian in New York and tells him that they have stopped having the undercover cop trail Jen – they have reason to believe the stalker has given up. Cristian gets upset with this news and Antonio tells him not to worry, that while he is in New York she is safe. Cristian tells Antonio the important thing is Jen's safety. Cristian tells Antonio that he still loves Jen but that he needs to get on with his life, get a job and make some money.

Nora's House
Nora calls Troy and tells him that Sam is running late for their celebratory dinner at the Palace and will meet them later. Troy tells Nora he plans to go on to the Palace for a drink anyway, so he will pick her up at her house and they can meet Sam at the Palace. Troy mentions to Nora that a new article in a medical journal suggests that chances are getting better of patients regaining their lost memories. Nora again assures Troy that she is not interested in getting her memory back; that she wants a future with Sam and Matthew.

Matthew brings Nora a picture he made for Sam and asks where he is – Nora replies he is at a wedding. Matthew asks Nora if she and Sam are going to get married. Nora tells Matthew that if they get married it will be because she and Sam want to not because Matthew wants them to. Nora tells Matthew that she and Sam care for each other and that they both love Matthew very much. She tells him that after the dinner with Dr. Troy this evening that she and Sam are going to sit down and figure out things between the two of them. Matthew says "what things" and Nora said "grown up things and not for you to worry about". She said her and Sam will talk about the future and Matthew asks what happens when they decide – Keri walks in to say she would like to know the answer to that too. Nora sends Matthew upstairs.

Keri tells Nora that she is going out with two eligible bachelors (one a lawyer and one a doctor) and that she wants her life! Keri then asks a surprised Nora who she is dressed up for Troy or Sam? Nora and Keri have a conversation about Nora's possible future with Sam and tells Keri she is dressed up for Sam. She also says that she wants to have a whole night with Sam – the first in a very long time. Then Nora asks Keri about her date with Antonio. Keri tells her Antonio is a terrific dancer and she hopes to see him again. Keri tells Nora to have her evening with Sam – that she will stay the night with Matthew.

Troy's House
Lindsay comes over because Troy had called with a "life and death matter". Lindsay tells Troy to button his shirt because she can't think and what was the life and death matter? Lindsay says "oh no, this is about Nora isn't it?" Troy tells her that it is not about Nora – that Nora and Sam are planning a future together. When Lindsay seems upset – Troy tells her she is in love with Sam. Troy then proceeds to tell Lindsay he wants to apologize to her for accusing her of causing Nora to lose her memory – that he called her over to ask her if she would help him with a hospital fund raiser at the hospital, using her gallery. Lindsay said okay and for Troy to call her with the details – he tells her he can give them to her now and she says she has to go and have a meeting at the Palace with a client. Troy can call her later with the details.

Palace Hotel
Lindsay arrives for her meeting with a client. Renee tells Lindsay that she can leave if she doesn't want to stay because the client is not there. Renee also tells Lindsay that she is a lonely woman and that no one likes her. Lindsay then has flash backs of Nora asking her in the court room if she can name anyone in town that would vouch for her or that likes her and Lindsay said no. She also remembers conversations with Jen – Jen has told her on more than one occasion that she wants to have nothing more to do with her and remembers Sam kicking her out in the rain when she ruined Jen's relationship with Cristian. Renee then tells Lindsay that the client called to say she was running late.

Lindsay calls Sam on the cell phone and leaves him a desperate message that she needs him and needs to talk to him about Jen. She looks up and Sam has entered the Palace (Lindsay does not know he is there to meet Nora and Troy).

New York – Cristian has found an ad in the newspaper about a photographer job with a modeling agency, not knowing it is the agency Jen is going to for her photo shoot.

Jen arrives in New York at the modeling agency.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001

"Do you know what you made me do?" Todd loses it after Blair tells him the baby was his and he admits to letting the baby go. About all he can keep on muttering is "thought it was Max's." Blair misunderstands and tells him not to blame himself for the baby's death; he didn't do anything wrong. Todd is disbelieving and in shock and disagrees. Blair promises to make it up to him and she will prove that she loves him and only wants their family. She begs for another chance but Todd storms out, telling her that nothing is right.

Jen goes to the modeling agency in NYC while at the same time Cris calls for a job interview for a photographer's assistant. He gives the name of Mark Lindsay and agrees to come in. Once Jen is ushered into another room to fill out papers, Cris arrives for his interview. Peg, the woman at the agency, checks in on Jen and verifies that she's not involved with anyone, as she needs her full concentration for the job. Jen assures her that she is not. In the other room, Cris gets the job and says he has no need to see the new model's picture, he'll meet her in the morning. Jen is on her way out of the inner room but drops something. By the time she recovers and is out, Cris is just going out the front door.

Troy arrives to take Nora to dinner and hands her some papers. He's done more research and has learned she has a better chance of regaining her memory than they thought. Nora tells him she's satisfied with her life as it is and is not interested.

As Sam enters the Palace he's approached by Lindsay who tells him she wants to stop him from making a mistake. Sam informs her that he already knows about Jen going to NYC but realizes that Lindsay really wants to annoy him about Nora. She reminds him of his previous almost wedding and how Nora hurt him. Sam wants her to take off and leave him alone. When Troy and Nora show up to meet Sam for their special celebration dinner, Lindsay is irritated that Troy didn't inform her of his plans earlier. She hates seeing Nora and Sam together. During this time Sam and Nora have been seated where Sam is ecstatic over how beautiful Nora looks and he tells her he loves her. When Troy joins them, Nora decides to look for Renee so that she can extend her sympathies about Asa. Troy looks over at a nearby Lindsay but Sam tells him not to be concerned as she won't be causing any more trouble. As Nora heads for the ladies' room she is accosted by Lindsay who tells her she owes her big time for Lindsay having saved her life in another ladies' room in the past and she will collect from her tonight. Lindsay accuses Nora of alienating Sam from his "old family" and forcing Will and Jen to leave town because of her selfishness. Nora in turn tells Lindsay that they left due to her smothering. Lindsay inquires about the status of Nora and Sam's relationship and Nora assures her they are getting closer, that possibly Lindsay could catch the bouquet at their wedding. Lindsay tells Nora that she can run but not from what she did to her.

As Troy and Sam wait for Nora's return to the table, they can hardly believe that they are actually having dinner together. They agree to forget the past. Renee wanders by and she tells Sam how much Asa really respected him. They invite her for a drink but she's too distraught and would rather work. The men wonder what may have happened to Nora.

Lindsay recovers and says she was only referring to her saving her live and begins to taunt Nora rubbing in how she has all of her own memories, including when she fell in love with Sam and when she had his children. She accuses Nora of hurting Sam. As Nora becomes more upset and as the taunting becomes louder Sam and Troy burst in. Sam removes his ex-wife from the room, demanding to know what she has said. Nora will only break his heart again, she snarls, while Troy calms Nora down. She has decided to go for the memory recovery treatment, she tells him.

Max stops by the Buchanan mansion to pick up some papers and encounters Gabrielle with an urn; she's had Asa cremated to hide any evidence that may appear. Bo happens to stop by at the same time and Max slips out to be out of sight but close enough to listen. Gabby cries about how much she misses Asa but Bo wants to know why he was cremated. Gabby claims she followed Asa's wishes and tries to convince Bo that everyone should remember Asa as strong and handsome. Bo doesn't believe it as he discussed this with his father in February when he had a heart attack and Asa made it clear that he wanted to be buried. An eavesdropping Max can hardly believe what she's saying either. Gabrielle wasn't familiar with any previous conversations, she tells Bo, but she and Asa discussed it many times and he felt the immortal soul was more important than the body. They may have wanted to run more tests, the police commissioner states. Gabby wonders if they still suspect foul play. Bo tells her he has evidence now and leaves. He stops and calls the medical examiner to make sure they have enough samples for tests. Gabby wants to know why Max appears so worried but he thinks everything went ok, he tells her. Gabrielle apologizes to Asa's ashes but she just can't have more tests done.

Keith is on the phone, ordering someone to track down Cris, while he'll do the rest. A short time later he gets a call; apparently there's been no success in locating Cris. Maybe he'll just have to take Jen, he announces.

Bo sits with Renee at the Palace and informs her that Gabrielle had Asa cremated. They both agree that he never would have wanted that. Renee feels like a failure in enabling Asa to marry Gabrielle. Bo lets her know about the extra body samples and tests being run, so that no evidence will be destroyed.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001

Todd tracked down David Vickers and demanded he give the infant back. David insisted that he knew nothing about the child's whereabouts, but Todd appeared victorious when he heard a cry emanating from the next room.

Jen prepared for her first modeling session, and Cristian readied himself for his photographer's assistant gig at the agency. Jen and Cristian were shocked when they finally came face to face.

Gabrielle and Max remained on shaky ground as they tiptoed around the possible causes of Asa's death. Nigel admitted to Bo that he saw Gabrielle fooling with Asa's medication, and Bo continued to investigate.

Ben struggled with conflicted feelings about Asa, and Viki worried about Jessica who maintained that she needed to learn more about her biological family. Natalie went to Allison and spilled her upset about Seth. Natalie returned to Llanfair, and she decided to take a new course of action as she read Asa's obituary. At Asa's memorial service, many of his former wives were revealed.

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Thursday, November 16, 2001

Cristian is shocked to see Jen at the photo shoot, and is even more so when she slaps him. Peg asks Jen if "Mark" is upsetting her, and she claims that she hasn't met him. Confused, Peg says that Cris is Mark. Jen claims that Cris must be stalking her, but he responds by saying that she is the one stalking. He tells her to go back to Llanview and she refuses. Later, she and Peg talk, and Jen wonders if Cris still loves her.

Todd is surprised to see that the baby he thought was his... isn't even a boy! David tries to get out of his room, but Todd stops him. After Todd treatens him with cops, David gives him the address of the baby's new home.

Natalie is dressed for a funeral. Alison comes and tells her that she will never be accepted as a Buchanan if she begs for attention. She has to demand it. Alison gets to Natalie, and she changes her clothes.

Nora and Troy enter the funeral after agreeing that Lindsay can't win. During Asa's service, Alex, Delilah, Becky Lee, Pamela, Renee, Blair, Bo, Nora, Ben(!), and Jessica speak. Starr cries for Asa and the baby. Natalie interrupts Jess's speech to declare that Asa wasn't her grandfather. She takes off her coat to reveal a red dress inappropriate for a funeral.

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