Monday, October 23, 2006

Heartless And Cruel

Marlena returns to the penthouse. John greets her as she comes in. Smooches and croissants. John apologizes about last night. Marlena reminds him he was saying something about making an honest woman of her. "First things first," says John. Kiss.

Sami sleeps on her couch. EJ comes in and says good morning. She asks what time it is. He tells her it's ten o'clock and gives her coffee. Sami's says she doesn't remember coming home last night. She just remembers listening to music at his place. EJ says she was exhausted and he carried her back to her place. He stayed in his own bed. She thanks him for taking care of her. EJ says when things calm down they need to have a little chat. He feels there is something special between them. He also thinks it's time they had a little fun. Sami can't remember the last time she wasn't worried about someone finding out about something she had done.

Shawn comes out into the garage. He tells Max he crashed there last night. Max says he thought Shawn was staying on the boat. "That didn't work out," says Shawn. Max says his meeting with Stephanie didn't go so great. He hadn't looked at the present, so she was blindsided when he told her he wanted to break things off and hyperventilated. He didn't know what to do. Shawn wants to know if he's going to string her along. Max says he will be honest with her but will wait until she gets out of the hospital to ruin her life.

Mimi comes in, "Max, I need to talk to... you." She didn't think Shawn would be there. Mimi fills Max in on the little cruise Shawn took with Willow. Shawn says he wants Mimi to stay out of his life. Mimi says she bets Max would be like to know about Willow's professional background, "She's a hooker."

"At least she's not a liar," screams Shawn as he storms out.

Mimi apologizes to Max. Hugs.

John and Marlena kiss. Marlena moans, "I love being with you again." John says the way New Jersey could have played out scares the hell out of him. Marlena feels so safe in his arms.

John takes a knee, "What do you say we make this a forever kind of thing?" On cue, the doorbell rings. Marlena says it's Roman. She asked him to come over. She opens the door.

"Bad time," asks Roman.

"No," says John. He asks how Roman is doing and says he has to get to a meeting. On the way out he tells Marlena he will ask her that question later.

After John leaves, Roman says he's really glad Marlena called. Marlena smiles.

Roman is glad John found her in time in New Jersey. She says she is lucky to be alive. Roman says he wanted to go with John to New Jersey, but couldn't. Marlena thanks him for discovering she was missing. He asks what's going on. She tells him John and her are back together, "Things are good. Except for one thing – Sami."

Sami says her life sucks. EJ assures her things will get better. Sami runs down the litany of her sins. EJ advises her to tell people she isn't going to apologize any more, "They just need to get over it."

John meets Patrick at Chez Rouge. They order drafts and sit down. Patrick says he was surprised John wanted to get together. John thanks Patrick for Morgan Island. Patrick thanks him for helping him get into the police academy, "Even though I've been suspended." They drink to happier times. John walks Patrick through his separation from Marlena, the New Jersey thing and Marlena coming back home safe. Patrick mentions Hope's baby, "Bo isn't so happy about it, though. He's making my life a living hell."

"How is that," asks John.

"He exists," says Patrick.

Mimi says she didn't intend to come over and cause trouble. "That's what friends are for," says Max.

"Shawn hates me," says Mimi.

"No," says Max, "Shawn is mad at the world."

"You're just trying to make me feel better," says Mimi.

Max thinks Shawn still loves her. Mimi insists he used to love her. She says she came about her car. It needs a new transmission but she doesn't have any money. Max offers to look at it. Mimi says she will pay but it will be in installments. Max suggests she have Shawn drive it though a wall and she can collect the insurance and buy a new one.

Willow interrupts the tender moment, "I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN YOU WOULD BE HERE, YOU BITCH!"

Marlena tells Roman about meeting with Sami yesterday, "This is the worst thing she's ever done. She blackmailed Lexie into telling Carrie any child she had with Austin would have a fatal genetic abnormality... You don't even look surprised to me." Marlena figures it out, "YOU KNEW! Why didn't you tell me? When did you know?"

Roman says, "I found out the day of Sami's wedding."

"Which one," asks Marlena.

"My hands were tied," says Roman, "Tek told me."

"TEK KNEW," gasps Marlena.

"It made me sick," says Roman.

"Why didn't you tell me," asks Marlena, "What was I, invisible?"

"Yeah, Doc, you kinda were," says Roman, "You took off after the wedding to New Jersey. The business between Lexie and Sami got involved in a police investigation. I pressed Sami and instead of opening up about her and Lexie she clammed up."

"Well," says Marlena, "She unclammed up when she got here didn't she? Sami is still the same selfish, conniving little wench she always was, and one of the most disgusting things about her is sometimes she even resorts to name-calling."

Prevuze

The aforementioned little wench says EJ can't be serious, "You think I should tell my father to get lost? You don't understand. I hurt so many people..."

EJ asks, "Do you think you're the only person who ever hurt someone? You're perfect the way you are. You are a beautiful, intelligent woman. You can be a bit headstrong, but you have this wonderful energy. If others can't accept you, that's their problem. Be Samantha Gene/Jean Brady. A woman I happen to be crazy about."

Patrick says Bo is out of control. He claims Bo planted the evidence to frame him, "He attacked me because he can't stand my relationship with Hope. I pressed charges. He arrested me and I figured I'd return the compliment."

John says Bo wouldn't frame anyone, "It takes intelligence to do that. He must've had some kind of reason." John says Patrick proved himself to him on the island, but he has to find a way to coexist with Bo. If he winds up with Hope Bo will have to get over it. Bo had a problem with him before he got involved with Hope, "You worked with the DiMeras. You have to prove that chapter of your life is over. Maybe if you told me about your history with them, I could convince Bo."

John asks him, "Who were you taking your orders from, Stephano or Tony?"

Patrick says, "Why am I beginning to feel like this isn't such a friendly little drink we're having here? It's starting to feel like one hell of an interrogation."

Marlena says Sami has hurt so many people, "She wasn't coming here to confess. She came so I would run interference between the two of you. Until she takes responsibility nothing will change in her life."

Roman says Marlena might not believe this but he was about to come to her today. Marlena is skeptical, "What a coincidence."

"It's true," says Roman, "Because of Will. Sami always lets him down. Poor kid was so disgusted after the wedding he went to Chicago

"I know," says Marlena, "He watched the Cubs play. It doesn't get more disgusting than that."

"I'm afraid next time he will do something more dangerous," says Roman.

PrevuzePatrick thinks Bo sent John there. He wouldn't be surprised if John was wearing a wire. Things degenerate. John clicks his teeth so hard the building shakes.

"You're a cop and I'm a shrink," says Marlena, "What we do is help people in trouble."

"I guess we help other people and don't spend enough time with the kids," says Roman, "Sami loves to make us feel guilty. Carrie and Eric turned out fine, didn't they?"

"Yes they did," says Marlena, "Carrie has such strength. She waited at least a day or two before breaking her marriage vows. And who was the other one again? " Marlena suggests a united front. Roman says, "You want me to be tough to and let her know we aren't going to come to her rescue any more. You know what. I think I'll go see Sami right now."

Marlena says, "Tell her she's welcome to destroy her own life, but we will not let her destroy ours."

Sami is flattered. EJ says he has been attracted to her since the day they met. EJ says he's been on his own since he was a kid. Before that he was constantly uprooted and had to learn to take care of himself. He doesn't have much contact with his family. He tells her she deserves to be with someone who loves her unconditionally.

Sami says, "So you're saying nothing I could do would shock you so much you wouldn't have anything to do with me..."

He walks up to her, "I adore the bad girl in you." Kiss. EJ breaks into song:

I smile, I grin, when the gal with a touch of sin walks in.
I hope, and I pray, for a Hester to win just one more "A"
The sadder-but-wiser girl's the girl for me.
The sadder-but-wiser girl for me.


They maul each other.

EJ's phone rings. "Ignore it," screams Sami.

"I intend to," pants EJ.

Patrick closes his cell phone in frustration. John watches. He walks outside the restaurant and calls Doc, "I need your help."

Willow tees off on Mimi, "What I told you was supposed to stay between us. Who the hell else did you tell?"

Mimi says, "Any body who makes a living on her back has no right to get self-righteous with me, especially when she's sleeping with my husband."

Max pulls them apart. The racket brings Shawn out of hibernation. Willow tells him Mimi tattled. Shawn turns to Mimi, "You are the one who told my mommy on me? I should have known it was you."

Mimi yells, "I'm your wife, Shawn. I have a right to know who you see..."

Shawn interrupts, "You have no rights with me, Mimi. Looking at you makes me sick."

Marlena comes into Chez Rouge and asks Patrick if he's seen John. Patrick says he was there. He tells her about their conversation. Marlena says, "You look like you need a friend... not a psychiatrist."

"With you here," says Patrick, "It's a good thing I don't need a psychiatrist." Marlena suggests Patrick switch to ginger ale as she excuses herself.

Inside the ladies room, she rummages through her purse. A cell phone drops and scoots across the floor. It comes to a rest in front of a stall. We see a pair of men's clodhoppers behind the door. Marlena sees the shoes and drags out her trusty pepper spray. John the perv opens the door and sits there chomping a carrot, "Eh... What's up, Doc? Is that phone for me?"

She smacks him and says he scared her to death. Marlena can't believe she swiped the phone from Patrick. "It'll just take a few seconds for the info to download," says John.

Sami and EJ hear a knock at the door. They ignore it until they figure out it's Roman. He screams as they dress. Sami lets him in and explains they were just going to lunch. Roman says EJ will have to eat alone.

EJ leaves and Roman asks how Sami could do that to poor innocent little Carrie.

Patrick asks the bartender if he has seen his cell phone. Marlena walks up behind him holding it up and asks if that's what he is looking for, "It was right here." They drink their soda and ginger ale.

"I make you sick," asks Mimi, "How do you think I feel? I don't know what you expected me to do. Were still legally married."

"I'm working on that," says Shawn.

Max separates them. He tells Shawn Mimi is welcome to come to the garage anytime, "Leave her alone. After what you did to my car you can get another job."

"I'm outta here," screams Shawn. He storms out. Willow, Max and Mimi all stand there dumbfounded that Shawn leaves through the door instead of going through a wall. Finally, Willow turns to Mimi and screams, "You keep your mouth shut or I will shut it for you!"

She leaves and Max offers Mimi a shoulder to lean on. Hugs.

Marlena comes back to the penthouse to find John working on his computer. She says Patrick never suspected a thing. John tells her she was magnificent. He's sorry he got her involved. She kind of liked it. He makes life so darned teeth-clicking exciting. John says, "Let's see, I was working my way up to asking you a question."

"I'm ready when you are," says Marlena.

Sami says she didn't mean to hurt Carrie. But Austin and Lucas were both panting after her. Roman laces into her, "Do you not see how sick this is? It was heartless and cruel. Until you change I don't want anything to do with you."

Sami gives it back to him, "You know what. I'm sick of people trying to change me. I am who I am. And if you and Mom love me unconditionally you will accept me. I am through trying to be the perfect person you want me to be. I am sick of begging people for forgiveness. If you have problem with that, you can leave."

Roman is sarcastic, "Good attitude. There is no way in hell I'm walking out before we have this out."

"I'm going to lunch," says Sami, "Have it out with yourself."

Chain link fence. Feet walk. Guys talk. "I warned you not to contact me," says EJ.

"Things got complicated," says Patrick.

"If things are more complicated it's because of you," says EJ, "I'm not sure I like your tone. I don't want this trail coming back to me."

"Do you want to know about this or not," asks Patrick, "John is on to me."

"Don't worry about John Black," says EJ, "I have his future all mapped out." FF.


Previews
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Stephanie tells Kayla, "We're both in love with guys who stopped loving us. What's wrong with us."

Chelsea asks, "Did you know that she was a drug addict?" Patch says, "Yeah." The brat says, "Well then I guess that you also know about the porn movies she's made."

Austin says, "I want to get the hell out of here and move to Europe." Carrie says, "I can't move to Europe with you... or I won't."

John whispers, "Will you please marry me, Marlena?" Marlena smiles.

16 Comments:

Blogger Vampire Bear said...

John should get his own copy of Bejeweled and not try to download it off of Patrick's phone. Or is it tetris?

7:27 AM  
Anonymous applecheeks said...

The pictures were spot-on as usual, especially the ones of Marlena refusing to forgive Sami since she wasn't Belle and the Government Doofus Protection Program. HAHAHAHA

I cracked up over Squint's teeth clicking. He looks like a demented ventriloquist's dummy in the moving picture.

For a minute, when Shawn told Max he "crashed there last night", I thought he meant it LITERALLY. LOL

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or isn't Marlena the worst mother in history??

7:49 AM  
Anonymous KOTU said...

Pard to Doc about Sami, "We aren't going to come to her rescue anymore." Say what!? I about choked on that one.

Like when have they ever "rescued" Sami? Lectured; turned their back on; abandoned; married the person who has tried for years to take Sami's son, kill, and/or otherwise ruin Sami's life. But rescue? I don't think so.

Glad Sami finally stood up to her sanctimonious father a little!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous -
It isn't just you. I couldn't believe when I read how Marlena talked about her own daughter. You might not approve of what she's done, but what loving mother would talk about her daughter in those terms.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Marlena's the most helpless, annoying, useless, "Mom" character on the show. I hope the writers give Sami a little more power now and quit making her so desperate. I'm counting on you, Hogan!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Bulldog said...

Amen to all of the above comments about how horrible both Marlena and Pard are as parents! He married Kate after he suspected her of framing Sami for death row for Pete's sake. And Marlena never cared about her at all. If EJ is what it takes for Sami to get a backbone against these creeps then go, EJ!

I wonder how Max's garage can possibly keep afloat after losing a star employee like Jr. HAHAHAHAHA

So many times I had to quit reading Prevuze and stifle my laughter today - Squints chewing his cud, "Samantha Gene/Jean"...it's a long list. Great Monday Prevuze!! :D

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, Marlena is the worst mother and frightening that she is a shrink. Thankfully she is kidnapped so often that she never works or who knows how much more messed up the Salemites would be!!!

Why oh why are Austin and Carrie still around?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

"John should get his own copy of Bejeweled and not try to download it off of Patrick's phone. Or is it tetris?"

Pong is more in John's league.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with all the comments so far about Roman and Marlena as parents. Didn't Roman even turn his back on Sami (at first) when Kate set her up with Brandon? Marlena knows her daughters are in crisis, and she takes off for some "empowerment" trip?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Marlena is awful for saying that about Sami. Sami does ANYTHING to get what she wants no matter how much it hurts others. Sami has called Marlena MUCH worse.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marlena is the most hypocritical character in Salem. The only time she was remotely tolerable was when she was killing people every couple of weeks, and she didn't even do that properly!

EJ you're such a prince. How much of Nanny's Tea did you have to drug Sami with before you mauled her?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Well, Prevuzers, this has been a fun thread to read. We certainly have strong feelings about Sami and Marlena out there in DOOL-land, don't we?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOhhhh I don't know... I was watching Christopher Titus. He said something that is quite fitting for Ms Sami-Jean:
(Sami) You’re like what…30??? When are you going to stop living life backwards (and stop blaming your mother’s faults for your garbage)? Here let me flip it for you! See! Now your past is your past and your future is in front of you. So! Climb down from that cross, build a bridge--AND GET OVER IT ALREADY!”

Sami needs some guts? BLACKMAILING someone into telling the sister (you cried over in a BATHROOM AT A BAR TO A TOTAL STRANGER--no less) that she couldn't be with the man she loved ...that's spineless? Cowardly?

If I had a daughter that called me a whore every chance she had for an affair that happened over 15 years ago that EVERYONE else has let go...I don't know. Maybe its me.

You're right...Marlena sucks! I mean she got Sami the job at BB, lent her $$, defended Sami in the fight with John at Salem Place. That Witch!

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats--it's probably too late to post this, but I personally don't think this is really Marlena. I think the woman John found in the trunk is someone else. Marlena is being held somewhere by some DiMera. I say this because her behavior before her trip to NJ is so different than it is now. Before, she wanted to take it slow with John, and work on empowering herself and others, and she was so loving to Sami on her wedding day.

Now, suddenly she is all over John physically, is chomping at the bit for that proposal, and instead of helping Sami (as is her profession and her role as a mother) she tears her down completely, leaving her with NO ONE else to turn to (thus being completely vulnerable to EJ). That's empowering her daughter???

Either it's an imposter pretending to be Marlena, or she's being controlled by someone.

Or I'm just dillusional.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

(lightbulb moment)
Anonymous, I think you're right! You'd think watching DOOL since 3rd grade would make me smarter about the storylines. It's NOT Marlena, it's SOMEONE ELSE! How could I have not thought of that? Even if you're wrong, I'm still impressed by your conclusions.

On another topic, I just can't stand Marlena. I can't help it. For someone who's supposed to be helping people with their lives, her life is the most screwed up. She's annoying and helpless. Considered a saint, though some of her actions are less than saintly.

As for the Sami bashing, her character has never been allowed to succeed at anything. Marlena and practically everyone else on the show has had an affair, gotten pregnant with "another man's baby", been divorced, etc etc. But no one ever gets punished for anything EXCEPT for Sami. Go figure

6:06 PM  

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