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Monday, August 6, 2001

Jack and Jennifer are still having their discussion. Jack repeats that he loves her as she stands there in shock, speechless. She tells him that when they were married, he never showed her enough love. He vows to do whatever it takes to prove to her that he loves her, but she says that he doesn't have the capacity to love. Jack tries to defend himself and his actions as he talks about the things he did was all to provide for her and Abby. Jen asks what's wrong with just a plain job with medical insurance and two weeks vacation. But he says that she KNOWS that wouldn't be for him. She says that being a parent changed her and should have changed him as well. He talks about when she was starting out as a reporter, he was so proud and supportive of her and nurtured her along...and he expected the same from her. She snaps at him, then immediately apologizes for hurting his feelings. She says that all she wanted was for him to BE THERE for her. Jack even offers to stay at home and play "mommy" if Jen wants to work, but she points out that isn't the issue, as they have separate finances now.

He talks about her despising him, which she denies. BUT, he says he loves her, which makes her very uncomfortable. She reminds him that their life together wasn't all bad in her eyes. There were times when she was happy and truly loved him. He reminds her of their wedding vows. Jack says that he had no idea that that long winding road (that Jen speaks of in her vows) would diverge into 2 separate paths. She says that looking back, she thinks it started falling apart immediately, even on their honeymoon. She talks about him getting involved in a scam and running out on her. She says that she has changed and isn't the same person he married. He swears he has changed as well, but she has her doubts. She wants her own life now...NOT married to him. You can see in his face that his really crushes Jack so she immediately apologizes and says that she is sure that there ARE good times ahead, with them as parents to Abby and that he is such a good father to her. But Jack wants to be close even when Abby isn't around. Jen thinks that they are doing okay right now. But Jack says that they can do better. He tells her that he has a plan and wants her to go with him somewhere.

Chloe is rushing around getting ready for her "date" with Brady. Nancy asks where she is going, as Chloe is vague and says with a "friend." The doorbell rings and Nancy opens the door to find Brady there, to which she isn't too pleased. She reminds him that they have already met at Tuscany and that he was very rude to both her and Craig (although Brady doesn't even remember it). She lets Chloe know immediately that she disapproves, to which Chloe doesn't care and informs her basically that it's an NYB. As they leave, she comments on his "sporty van" which embarrasses him a bit. So next time we see them, they are on location at (what looks like a real) car lot (Star Chrysler & Jeep) looking at vehicles. Chloe admits she knows nothing about cars and looks mainly at the colors. Brady doesn't see any he likes. Something catches his eye, a black (how appropriate) convertible Jeep Wrangler and rushes over to it. The salesman beats a path over and starts his pitch (as he openly flirts a bit with Chloe). Brady decides THAT is the one he wants. Later, we see them driving along in it and he asks if she is hungry. He wants to drive over to Green Mountain and try it out on the curvy roads. She looks through his CD's for music and pops in opera. He sings along, acting silly and she calls him a goofball. He tells her that "it takes one to know one" in Italian and they laugh together.

In case you missed on Friday, you get a replay of the boat (the Miss Christi) hitting the sandbar, Belle getting hurt and Mimi doing a nose dive overboard. The captain raises hell with Paul but he assures him that all will be okay. He points out that they are at the wrong island and that it has criminals on it, but Paul assures him that all will be okay. Jason and Jan worry if that they don't make it to the island, they will have to go home. Shawn rushes over to help Belle, but he and Philip can't get her to wake up. She comes to and they explain what happened. She swears she is okay as Ms. Perez checks her out. Mr. Woods meets the "real" captain as he explains they must wait until high tide to make it to the island, but Paul says they can transport them in a several trips on the inflatable. Woods finally gives. Belle assures Ms. Perez that after her head injury last fall, she knows the signs of a concussion and that she is fine and the wound is only a scratch. She rags on Philip a bit for knocking the breath out of her and he apologizes. Jan has some smart-ass remarks about the "precious Belle" and Philip tells her to just go away. Belle notices that Mimi is missing as we see her flailing around in the water. Jan is a real jerk to Belle, who lets her have it and puts her in her place. Jason comes over and sees the blood and asks if there is a catfight going on. Shawn and Belle continue to look for Mimi and see her in the water. Jason shouts "Baywatch moment" as he, Shawn, Philip and others dive in. But they are having too good of a time to help Mimi and seem to forget about her as she yells for help. Jan comments that she doesn't need all those guys to help her, she has her own personal flotation device

As they watch, Penelope tells Susan she doesn't know how to swim, so Susan promises to teach her. As the guys play, Belle and Jan jump in to help Mimi. Jan yells for Jason (claiming that her top came off, even though you can clearly see she still has it on). Then, hoping to attract attention, Mimi begins to yell that her top is coming off too (as she pulls at it). Belle makes it to her and points out that she DOES know how to swim, but Mimi claims that her pants are pulling her down. We then learn (from Susan) that she saw Mimi hitting the vending machine before they left the hotel and Kevin comments that she is like the "beef jerky" guy from Survivor 2. Shawn swims over and tries to help her, by taking off her pants.

She has on those cargo pants and from all the candy and stuff floating around on top of the water, must've had every pocked crammed full. All the guys decide to swim a race to shore and take off, leaving Belle and Jan to help Mimi. Paul has flashbacks to his prison days and we learn that he is illiterate and cannot read one word. He realizes that he won't be able to read the map. The guys make it to shore, with Shawn winning the race and Philip coming in last. Philip says he lost his focus but Shawn realizes he is too preoccupied with Chloe. Philip agrees and thinks maybe he should just go home as Shawn shakes his head. Paul has the map, but can't read a lick of it. He isn't worried though; he says those little bastards will lead him right to the treasure. He hopes that they have a good time while they can...it may be their last chance.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Grandpa Shawn calls Victor to the Pub for a meeting. He tells Victor that, even with DiMera gone, he is worried about Bo's safety. Shawn explains that Bo is still planning to go back to Ireland to investigate the DiMera's, and asks Victor to try to discourage Bo. Victor agrees, which pleases Shawn.

Nicole tells Brandon about Paul's curiosity with the teens and their trip to Puerto Rico. She explains that Paul buried a necklace for Fayeand wants it back now, but Brandon is skeptical and believes that he's really looking for stolen goods that he hid somewhere. Brandon is sure that Paul will not give up until he finds the buried goods. Brandon points out Victor's presence in the Pub, and Nicole heads over to say hello to Victor.

Jack takes Jen to the Brady Pub, where he hopes to convince her that they can still be civil to each other, even when Abby isn't around. He explains that learning to be civil when they are alone together is a major hurdle that they must overcome if they want a reconciliation in the future; Jen, however, tells Jack in no uncertain terms that she DOESN'T want a reconciliation. Jack tells Jen that he may change her mind in the future, but they are interrupted by the mother of one of Abby's classmates, who stops by to say hello to Jack. He introduces Jen, who immediately informs the woman that Jen and Jack are divorced. After the woman leaves, Jack yells at Jen for being so rude, and the two get into another argument. Jen gets angry and storms out of the Pub, asking Brandon to give her a ride home. Outside, she tells Brandon that she doesn't really need a ride home- she just didn't want Jack to follow her. Back in the pub, Jack spies Brandon and Jen outside and is obviously jealous. Jen defends Jack when Brandon calls him a jerk, explaining that she just needs to get away from Jack once in a while because he reminds her of a part of her past that she can never go back to. Brandon asks Jen out on a date, and she accepts. They head off to the Blue Note, and as soon as they leave, a jealous Jack places a call to someone and asks them if they are up for a little dancing.

Chloe and Brady hang out in his "hip and happening" new car, and Brady urges Chloe to take off her glasses. She agrees, then opens up about her relationship with Philip. She explains that she always felt that she was playing a role when she was dating him- saying and doing things that she thought would be considered "normal." She admits that she isn't normal, and says she will never pretend to be again. Brady asks her why she stayed with Philip for so long, and she admits that being with him made her feel loved. She tells him that she can't get all of the memories of her time with Philip out of her mind, which is making it hard for her to get over him. Brady admits that he is still skeptical of Philip's "love" for her, and tells her that one day she'll find someone who will love her for who she really is. Later, Brady takes Chloe to the Pub. Victor and Nicole aren't very pleased to see the two of them together- Victor is determined to keep Chloe from ruining Brady's life like she ruined Philip's- and as they leave the Pub, Victor tells Brady that they will have to talk about this very soon. He and Nicole then leave, giving Chloe cold stares as the exit the Pub.

Philip tells Mimi that he's thinking of going back to Salem early. He admits that what he did to Chloe was worse than what Jan and Mimi did, because Chloe expected more from Philip and he betrayed her. Mimi tells Philip that he should be grateful for the time that he spent with Chloe- at least he has been in love, which is more than she can say about her own life. Philip assures her that she will fall in love one day, but she isn't convinced. She cheers up considerably, however, when Philip tells her that he thinks she is a great person.

Shawn tells Belle that he was really worried about her earlier, when she fell and hit her head. They are about to kiss when they are interrupted by Paul, who offers to help them search for what they are looking for. Shawn tries to pretend that they are just searching for birds, but Paul tells them that they don't need a map to look for birds, and admits that he heard them talking about his grandmother's ruby, as well. He makes up a story about the tragic deaths of five teens in 1990 on the island that they are on, which frightens Belle. Shawn thinks that Paul is just making the story up, but Paul assures them that he is being serious. Jan interrupts them and seems to have a lot on her mind as she passes by, and after Jan leaves, so does Paul. Belle admits that Paul creeps her out, but Shawn tells her not to worry and agrees to let her help set up his tent if she agrees to go swimming with him. They head to a nearby lagoon and begin to swim together, as Shawn teases Belle about Paul's "floating heads" horror story. They can hear music playing in the distance from one of the teens' CD players, and they share an intimate dance in the lagoon. After telling Belle that she is beautiful, Shawn admits that their first date was a big disappointment. Belle seems upset at first, but Shawn explains that he just didn't want their first date to end the way that it did. He tries to explain how he really wanted the date to end, but gets tongue-tied, so he decides to show her instead- and the two share their first kiss.

Paul follows Jan and flirts with her, telling her that she is pretty enough to be a model. He assures her that he can help her get started in the modeling business when they return to Salem. He tries to get information out of her regarding Shawn and Belle, but Jan tells him that she needs to head back to the campsite before he is able to get anything from her.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Jack is driving to the Blue Note with the most dependable person in town, Greta. He tells her this, making her sound like a dog vs. human. She gets tired of him repeating they're JUST FRIENDS, telling him she knows that's all they are. Jack arrives and excuses himself to wash his hands as he looks around for Jen. He plucks a rose from an arrangement, pricking his finger in the process. He's so anxious about Jen's getting there that he can't even decide what to drink and Greta orders a couple champagnes. She finally tells him to tell her why she's there or she's leaving. She doesn't like being used.

Colin and Elizabeth are already at the Blue Note drinking She wants out of Salem as he thinks about Jen. She complains and asks what Salem's known for and jokingly kids the mall, Salem Place?. Colin's mind is drifting back to Africa as he's about to kiss Jen.

Brandon and Jen chat during their drive to the Blue Note in his convertible with leather seats. He learns who Jack is and how difficult the current situation is for her. Jen vows no more Jack talk as she's in a cool car with a cool guy on the way to a jazz club! He asks about her. Their talking comes back to her being a good mom, then Jack again. She tells Brandon she's been afraid to date since what happened with Jack. Brandon tells her this isn't a date, so don't worry about it and she appreciates it and thanks him for rescuing her. He tells her that's his specialty, rescuing beautiful women. She feels bad it didn't work out with him and Sami. They finally arrive and go in. Elizabeth bumps into a waitress on the way to the ladies room and tells the "twit" to watch out. The waitress mutters "bitch" under her breath and Brandon tells her he agrees as he and Jen observed what happened, and asks if she's okay. Cue smile from the waitress.

Jack sees Jen walk in, so does Greta and figures out what he's up to. Greta tells him not to worry about it, Brandon won't take advantage of Jen. She asks if they should go say hello and when she turns around, he's under the table hiding. Greta rushes up and insists Brandon and Jen sit in the other room and they finally do, but Jen tells Greta she's been hanging around with Jack too much as she's starting to act like him. Greta returns and Jack gets up from under the table in time to see Brandon put his arm around Jen's shoulder to lead her into the other room, determined not to leave now. Brandon orders for him and Jen and the same waitress flirts with him.

Colin looks around the room for Elizabeth, but Jen's back is to him. When he returns to the bar, Greta comments on how Colin is the most handsome men she's ever seen and as he orders a drink she hears his English accent and gets even more excited. Elizabeth joins him and Greta's sad the best ones are always taken.

Jen talks about Sami and Austin. Brandon hints for Jen to start seeing Austin if he's such a nice guy and she figures he'd like her to take Austin out of the picture for Sami. Jack figures he's got to nip Jen and Brandon's relationship in the bud He loudly pretends to be just arriving at the Blue Note and seeing Greta there. Jen watches as he offers to buy Greta a drink. Jen asks Brandon to take her home as she misses her little girl something awful. They run into Jack and Greta in the doorway and Jack asks if their date didn't work out. She hears Colin's voice and sees him in the bar.

Lexie and Rolf are back arguing about what to do with Hope. He tells her it's her decision between her son and her best friend and she chooses (drum roll) her son as he needs her (even though he rarely sees her). Rolf goes to call Stefano with the news as Lexie instructs him to tell Stefano she doesn't like his idea. Rolf said if they're going to act, it's got to be now. Later, Illiana brings Isaac in to see his mama and Rolf takes him, telling Lexie to say goodbye to her son. She threatens to kill him if he doesn't give her son to her. Rolf loves to hear that and tells her that's what it will feel like if the authorities take Isaac away from her. They have to move quickly to change Hope into Gina before she figures it out.

The kiss continues as we get a replay of Belle and Shawn in the water for their first kiss. Philip and Mimi watch from the bushes. Mimi starts yelling that she sees something and B&S hear her and figure they better leave After they join Phil and Mimi, she acts surprised it was them. Shawn tells Philip about what happened with the can, and how one of the jewels belongs to his great gran. Paul lurks in the background as the foursome debate letting Paul help them. He decides to join them and insists on being called "Uncle" Paul . He puts his arm on Mimi's shoulder, saying they'll search together the next day. Mimi takes his hand away and says not tomorrow as Philip puts his arm there to protect her. Paul leaves and the foursome talk about taking a private walk the next day to look at the fauna. They gag about the "Uncle" Paul bit and Mimi tells them she's not even desperate enough for that old man. Paul lurks nearby listening in. Mr. Woods blows his whistle. Philip calls him Captain Von Trapp

Hope calls John from her car parked in front of his building. She asks to speak to him. He tells her Marlena is upstairs working and he agrees to comes down and talk with her. He tells her Marlena okayed him telling Hope about Gina. They sit in Hope's car and talk. She starts talking about the intense sex they had and John gets uncomfortable. He admits being deeply in love with Gina and they had spine shattering sex. He tells her how Gina was the most exciting person he's ever known and oh, lucky us, we get a flashback of them dancing and kissing when Hope was in her Gina mode. As he remembers, he says how Gina was everything he wanted in a woman and a lover. He corrects himself telling Hope it wasn't her, it was Gina. As John looks at Hope he sees Gina. Hope wonders if she brought her Gina memories to the surface if it might help their case against Stefano and save her family. John reaches behind Hope's neck, saying he saw something, but it was just a piece of lint. He can't talk anymore and Hope tells him they'll talk again, soon, and drives away. On the curb, John tells himself about feeling the chip at the base of Hope's neck. Stefano taught him well to do the surgery to remove it, but if he fails, it will kill Hope and Stefano will be rid one more Brady



Thursday, August 9, 2001

On the island, Shawn warns Jan not to get caught drinking. Shawn shows Paul the treasure map and guesses his grandmother's ruby is in a rock formation in the ocean. Susan offers to help a shy Penelope get to know Kevin. At the pub Brady's upset when Chloe considers how Victor would react to her dating Philip again. After some fun eating their pancakes, Brady pushes Chloe to concentrate on her music instead of Philip. Elizabeth listens as Colin comments to Caroline that Elizabeth is not the usual kind of woman he dates and then describes the qualitites he likes in a mate. Caroline guesses he's describing someone he used to date. Elizabeth interrupts and asks Colin if he really loves her. The two then kiss. Jennifer fails to find Colin after hearing his voice and explains to Brandon that the voice she thought she heard belongs to a man who is in Ireland. Hearing Jack flirt with Greta, Jennifer interrupts and offers to drive Greta home, vowing to use the time to tell her all about Jack. In the car Greta won't say whether she's interested in Jack but does admit they're friends. Jennifer downplays her past with Jack but Greta reminds her that she once felt strong enough about him to marry him. Meanwhile, Brandon boasts to Jack that Jennifer's very attractive.

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Friday, August 10, 2001
by GERI

The Wesley Family are having breakfast as Chloe comes down in an extremely good mood. Nancy asks her about it and Chloe bluntly tells her basically that it's none of her business. Meanwhile, Brady is outside in his jeep, having flashbacks of his "date" with Chloe. When Nancy questions Chloe further, and Chloe tells her that she is going out with Brady, it leads to an argument. The doorbell rings and Craig (looking for an out) goes to answer it. Brady plays nice and apologizes to Craig for his rudeness that night at Tuscany. Craig finally forgives him and questions him as to his plans with Chloe. Meanwhile, Nancy give Chloe a little lecture about her fascination with Kiriakis men. Chloe tells her to lighten up. Chloe then apologizes and wants to share something with Nancy. She admits that she got involved with Philip too deep and she promises not to make the same mistake. This confiding pleases Nancy, who says that she is proud of her.

Chloe comes rushing out the door by Craig and takes off with Brady. In the car, she tells him about her argument with Nancy and how she pulled the wool over her eyes, telling her what she wanted to hear. But, she defends Craig and says that he is cool. Inside, Nancy is upset, not wanting to see Chloe get hurt again as Craig calms her down. She basically tells him that SHE is her mother. He gets upset (referring to himself as only the "stepfather") and tells Nancy that maybe she should call Chloe's REAL father and let HIM deal with it and storms off. Brady and Chloe end up at Salem High's music department and he tells her to refer to him as "Professor Black" as he is going to teach her how to sing. He turns on some music and has her sing. He stops her and says it sucks...it has no feeling. She gets upset, but he promises to help her.

Jen is having thoughts of Colin again as he was telling her he was leaving Africa. She says that she can't believe that she was foolish enough to follow him to Ireland. Abby comes in and wants to go to the park with her and daddy and Jen caves. Jack sneaks downstairs and calls Greta (waking her up) wanting all the details from her talk with Jen. Annoyed, she finally hangs up on him and the phone rings again immediately. She yells "WHAT?"...but this time it's Jen. Jen invites her to join them at the park, then she and Greta can go shopping. Later, J&J are at the park watching Abby and both agree that she is the ONE thing they did right. Jack asks her about her time in Ireland, but she won't talk about it. He keeps on until she tells him that she left Africa because he wasn't there for them. He changes subject and tries to question her about her "date" with Bradley (Brandon, she corrects him). But Abby interrupts and wants ice cream. Jen tells Jack she has plans later as Jack tries to find out who the "lucky guy" is. He tells her that he has plans later as well...he and Greta are going to lunch. He asks her about her talk with Greta last night as Greta shows up, both greeting her. Jack has egg all over his face when he finds out that Greta is the one Jen is going shopping with, proving that he was lying. Jack isn't so thrilled as the 2 go off shopping. As Abby eats her ice cream, she starts bickering with him. When he asks her where she learned that, she says from him and mommy. He wonders if he is really that annoying. Jack tells Abby that he has to be more clever and redefine his plan. Not understanding, she says "whatever." He gets a new idea.

Colin and Elizabeth are at Java Café with her being her nasty self. After complaining, she runs off to go somewhere Greta comes by for coffee (before meeting Jen) but there are no empty tables. Colin offers her a seat and she recognizes him from the Blue Note. She introduces herself as Greta Von Amberg and he calls her Princess. He explains he read all about her in the papers in Europe. As he talks about her work with the orphans, he takes her hand (of course just in time for Elizabeth to see them). She breaks it up as Colin introduces them. Liz informs Greta that her father is some hoity-toity banker, Sir Alister Cox, in Europe. She drags Colin off to go shopping as Greta wonders just WHAT he is doing with HER.

Later, Jen and Greta are shopping and talk about Jack. Greta is busy scanning the crowd for another glimpse of Colin. She tells Jen about him and when she mentions his accent, Jen asks her his name. Greta can't remember...Kevin, maybe? Jen asks her if it was Colin, but Greta is too busy looking around. Colin and Liz spot them, but Jen's back is to them. Liz quickly drags Colin off.

At DiMansion...
Rolf is on the phone with Stefano, telling him about his discussion with Lexie. We get the impression that Stefano doesn't want to follow through on the plan to change Hope to Gina. After Rolf gets off the phone, he says maybe he will have to take matters into his own hands. Bart hears him and calls him on it. Rolf gets angry and begins to choke Bart, demanding to know what he wants. He lets up as Bart questions him as to what is going on. Rolf tells him that Stefano changed his mind about the switch, afraid he will be blamed by the Bradys. Rolf wants to do it anyway and take the Bradys by surprise. Bart starts babbling about the wonders of science (talks about everything from Carrie Fisher in Star Wars to Dolly the sheep). Rolf finally tells him to shut up (thanks Rolf). Bart asks where "sexy Lexie" is and Rolf tells him about his conversation with her and how she doesn't want to change Hope. Rolf says she isn't a true DiMera and calls her weak. He wants to zap Hope right now. Bart asks him if he plans on taking matters into his own hands, which Rolf denies. After Bart leaves, Rolf says that Lexie doesn't trust him and never will.

Meanwhile...
Hope and Lexie are at Salem Place with the babies. Hope mentions Glen and Barb, which upsets Lexie. Lexie takes Isaac and promises no one will EVER take him away. As Hope reassures her that she is a good mother, Isaac says "mama." Lexie asks Hope to promise she won't let anyone take him and she does. They talk about the babies and Hope tells Lexie that when JT is old enough, she plans on telling him on how he came to be. She wants to know if Stefano every mentioned anything to Lexie about the time she was Gina. Lexie warns her not to go there and wonders if she could perhaps fall back in love with JT's real father if those feelings resurfaced. Lexie wants no part of it, feeling that Hope will end up getting hurt. Hope says that Greta and John both know of her quest and begs Lexie to help her as well. Lexie finally agrees, then Hope turns on her and says that she doesn't know if she can trust Lexie...she has been lying to her for weeks now. Lexie questions her and Hope tells her that John told her that Lexie KNOWS that John is JT's father. She asks why/how she could trust her or believe anything she says...Lexie stares in shock

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