Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Iceman

Shawn sits on a rock and thinks. Let's rephrase that. Shawn sits on a rock. If anyone in this scene has a high enough IQ to think, it's the rock. Belle comes up behind him, "I thought I'd find you here."

Shawn apologizes for taking off. He wasn't angry or upset, but asks why Belle wanted to know if he was in Indianapolis. He swears he had nothing to do with Phillip getting the phone calls.

John and Marlena sit at a booth in the pub. Bo joins them. His arm is in a sling, instead of his butt for a change. It seems Bo pulled a Shawn and tried to drive his motorcycle through something solid. Bo and the motorcycle lost. Anyway, Bo introduces Jim, who is already sitting in the booth. Jim has been sitting in the booth with John and Marlena for some time now, and they wondered who he was.. Bo tells them Jim is a lock expert. Jim analyzes the key, "It's from the Vatican." Bells go off in the background.

Roman is ready to leave the hospital. Sami tells him she bets he's having a great time there with all the nurses hovering around him. "My nurse's name is Rob," snorts Roman, "And right now I really need something smothered in chili."

Back at the pub, Anna orders chili."

Roman and Sami talk about the key. Sami wishes Stefano had swallowed it and choked on it. Roman tells her to stay out of it. It isn't worth it if she goes after Stefano and hurts the twins.

EJ says, "Sorry Lucas old chap, you're about to have an unfortunate accident." He sends a text message, "There! That should do nicely."

Belle says Shawn can't pull the "if you don't trust me its' over routine." Only Princess Belle is allowed to pull stuff like that. She lectures.

Shawn says, "I thought you wanted to be a nurse, not a cop." Belle just wants to know what's going on. She insists she understands. "I'm not so sure you will this time," says Shawn.

"The Vatican," says Bo, "That's big time." Give a gold star to Bo. Jim thinks the key opens a tabernacle. "Oh," says Bo, "The sacred vessel that holds the communion wafers. That would be sacrilegious, but I guess you'd expect that from the DiMeras. Now, of all the tabernacles in the world, we have to find the one this key opens."

Sami doesn't want the DiMeras ganging up on them. "You're not a one woman army," says Roman, "More like a one woman psych ward."

Lucas gets what he thinks is a text from his mom. She asks to meet him at restaurant row. Sami is sure some bartender just mixed her martini wrong. She wants to go with him, but Lucas says he can only handle Kate and her one at a time. He leaves.

Roman asks if Sami is OK. "Yeah," she huffs. She says she's a little nervous when someone she loves is out of her sight. He says Lucas can take care of himself. Sami says she thought Roman could too, but she was wrong.

Shawn says he was planning on going to Cleveland, but Mimi called. Meanwhile, Lauren stalks. Shawn says Mimi just wanted to tell him the divorce is final. He started thinking about all the strings attached to the job in Cleveland and it all seemed wrong, "I just needed to stop and take a breath. To think. Well, to take a breath anyway." He swears he didn't go to Indianapolis. Belle says she believes him. Hugs. As they hug, Shawn sees Lauren cowering in the bushes. He suggests going to the pub. She thinks he might want a Brady burger, "You need some red meat to build your strength for later." He asks her to go ahead and order for him.

After Belle leaves, Lauren walks up to him, "I need help."

Jim analyzes the key, "The head is the shape of a shamrock, so the church is in Ireland." Jim leaves. John asks, "Any guess where our mystery church is?"

Roman sits in bed with his tray of mystery food in front of him. He tells Sami he's on a hunger strike until she promises to stop messing with the DiMeras. Sami reminds him he could have died. "Nobody flies solo," says Roman.

Sami says she made a vow to end the vendetta, "We have to hit them."

"The moment you're willing to kill someone," says Roman, "is the moment you become one of them."

Lucas drives up and gets out of his car. He leaves the door open and walks down the street. He hears muffled cries, "Help! Somebody help me!"

Lucas calls out, "Mom?" More screams for help. "Mom, where are you?" EJ peers over a wall like Kilroy.

"The tabernacle must be in St. Malachy's," says Hope. John wants to head over in his private jet. Marlena worries. She just got him back and doesn't want to lose him again. Bo says he has frequent flyer miles he needs to burn, so he volunteers to go. John doesn't think he's up to it, what with his bum shoulder and all. Hope, however, thinks it's one way to keep him off the street, and out of her hair. They all agree. Bo will be the one to go.

"While I'm gone," says Bo, "Take care of Roman."

"I won't even let him get on a motorcycle," says John. John gets fifteen yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Roman once again tells Sami to leave the DiMeras alone. Sami doesn't understand why this is his fight. "I'm not pregnant," says Roman, "Why don't you just knit booties like every other expectant mother?"

"Yeah," says Sami, "Knitting needles – they would make a great weapon." Sami says she wants Roman around to tell exaggerated cop stories to his grandkids. She says she will cool it for a while, but he can't expect her to sit around forever.

Lucas snoops around. He thinks the cries for help might be coming from a refrigeration truck parked there. He goes inside and investigates, "MOM?" Lucas sneaks to the front of the truck and finds a tackily dressed dummy with several necklaces, "Yep, that's Mom all right," he says, "A tastelessly dressed dummy." He also sees a tape recorder sitting beside the dummy playing the cries for help.

SLAM! Lock.

EJ finishes locking the truck. Lucas screams for help as EJ walks away.

Marlena says she knows it's tough for John to sit this one out. He says if she needs him here, here is where he will stay. He kisses her. Belle walks up as they go at each other, "Get a room, you two." She sits down and shows them the Salem U catalog and announces she has applied. They are sooooooo thrilled. John offers to pick up the tuition tab. Belle is grateful, but says she will pay him back. John says they will work something out. Marlena asks if Shawn is OK with this. Belle tells them Shawn agreed to support her, after acting like a typical possessive Neanderthal.

"Good marriages aren't born," says Marlena.

"They are created," says John, "And your mom has had a lot of practice creating them, that's for sure." He suggests there is married housing on campus. Belle thinks a dorm isn't the answer.

"And living with Phillip is," asks John. John is in a hole now. Fifteen more yards. "If it doesn't work for both you and Shawn, it doesn't work for either."

"Except if it works for me," says Belle, "It works for both of us."

Lauren wants payback. She's worried that Phillip has her phone number and probably her address. She decides it would be best if Shawn just take the baby to Phillip. "You're ditching your own baby," asks Shawn, "What kind of person are you?"

Sami comes out of Roman's room and meets Bo in the hallway. He asks her to sit down. Concerned EJ stands in the background. Bo is distraught, "It's Lucas... I'm sorry, Sami, the bad news is we found him too late. He got stuck in a refrigerated truck. The good news is he won first place in the Salem ice-sculpture contest."

Sami screams, "That's not possible!" EJ hugs her and consoles her.

Back to reality. They wheel Roman out of his room and he sees EJ, "What the hell are you doing here." EJ is still in dreamland. "I asked you a question," booms Roman.

Sami shoves Roman's wheelchair forward, "Want me to run him over, Dad?"

EJ says he just came to see how Roman is doing. He says he doesn't know where Andre is, but is sure he isn't too far away. They wheel Roman to radiology.

EJ tells Sami she looks tired. "Thanks," says Sami, "That's code for 'you look like hell.'"

"No," says EJ, "You look beautiful. Tired, but beautiful. Kate walks up. She says she brought Roman some reading material – books about cops, "He has to learn what a cop is supposed to do somehow." Sami asks where Lucas is. "How the hell should I know," asks Kate. Sami reminds her she sent Lucas a text message asking to meet him. Kate has no idea what Sami is talking about.

That does it. Sami digs deep inside and one of her multiple personalities emerges. It's the one that is a blithering out of control basket case. "This could be another trap," she wails.

Lucas pounds, screams and shivers. The dummy is pretty calm, though. He sees the fan blowing cold air. He takes out his handy-dandy Boy Scout knife and tires to disable it.
ZAP! Lucas sizzles and drops. Well, at least that warmed him up.

Meanwhile, back at the hospital, EJ tells Sami there is no reason for concern. "Are you kidding me," bawls Sami, "My family has been picked off like carnival ducks. Of course there is reason to worry!" She runs around the hospital corridors like a crazed pinball.

EJ turns to Kate, "What have you done?"

"I didn't do anything," says Kate.

"The text message came from your phone," says EJ.

"That doesn't mean it came from me," says Kate, "If you've hurt my son..."

EJ denies, "What, do you think, after I got drunk and threatened him I was stupid enough to go out and do something?"

"Well," says Kate, "Making men stupid is Sami's specialty."

Sami completes her out of control tour of the hospital. She runs up and says she thinks they should call the cops. They argue about who did what. They decide to split up and look for Lucas. Kate goes one way while EJ and Sami go another. Meanwhile, Lucas goes numb. The Ice Man Numbeth.

Lucas wakes up on a nice, warm beach. Sami comes up and he asks where she has been. They have missed each other. Kiss. Lucas backs off. "Where are you going," asks Sami. Lucas says he has to go, but wants her to go with him. Sami can't.

"But it's so peaceful and calm over there," says Lucas.

Sami begs, "Please don't leave me." Lucas backs off as Sami begs again. "This isn't your time," she bawls, "Hold on, Lucas, just a little while longer!"

Lucas wakes up, grimaces and falls unconscious again.

Belle says lying has become second nature for her and Shawn. She says she isn't keeping anything important from him though. Marlena asks, "You told him that you got that fabulous wardrobe from Phillip. You did tell him, didn't you, sweetie?" Sweetie gives a blank stare.

Shawn says he doesn't even know if the baby is real. He didn't see one in Indianapolis. Lauren insists it is real. Shawn says, "It's pretty obvious to me that you're scamming Phillip. I don't want any part of it. You're on your own."

Belle says she wanted to tell Shawn about Phillip giving her the wardrobe, but doesn't want any more fights. Marlena wonders how Belle would like it if Shawn were taking presents from women. For one of the few times in her life, Belle gets it.

Lauren has handed Shawn a birth certificate to prove the kid is real. Shawn looks it over but says this is her problem. He doesn't want Belle thinking he has anything to do with it, "This is all the help you're getting from me."

Sami finds Lucas' car and screams for him. EJ tries to calm her down, "There are no signs of a struggle." He suggests talking to the merchants in the area to see if they have seen him. Sami feels Lucas is close. She wonders what the truck is doing there. She wants to check it out. She screams and pounds. EJ tries to back her off, but Sami says she isn't going anywhere until she finds out what is inside.

Sami screams. Lucas zones.

Lauren cries. Shawn tells her that won't help. Lauren thinks she should get something out of the deal. Shawn says it's a baby not a deal. If she tells Phillip he might surprise her and she won't go to jail. He says he wants out of it and walks away as she yells for him.

"Why is life so complicated," asks Belle.

"That keeps it interesting," says John, "unlike DOOL."

Belle agrees to tell Shawn about the clothes. But she still wants to be a nurse. Belle remembers quiet time she and Marlena used to share. Marlena would come home with her casework and Belle would sit beside her with her crayons. Marlena remembers it well, "That was a great afternoon we spent together yesterday, wasn't it? " Belle was the most important thing in the world to Marlena. Belle feels that way about Claire.

Still unsupervised, Claire crawls along the ledge of the fifty-seventh story of the Salem Towers trying to catch the cute little birdies.

Poor Belle feels sorry for herself, though. She doesn't get to do what people her age do, "I – wah – don't – wah – get – wah – to – wah – any – wah – parties – wahwahwah." John and Marlena offer to help so poor little Belle can do the things she wants to do and have her own quiet time with Claire, who at the moment is teetering from the microwave antenna atop the Salem Towers as lightning flashes around her.

John and Marlena tell Belle they may have found the key to the feud. John thinks maybe things are falling in their favor. Speaking of falling, Claire...

Bo and Hope are in Roman's room. Roman is peeved Bo gets to go to Ireland alone. He tells Bo be careful. He will keep an eye on Sami. Bo says, "Man, she's talking like a one woman wrecking crew."

Roman says, "Let's put and end to this thing."

"Amen brother," says Bo.

Sami wrestles with the lock on the truck as EJ tells her to stop wasting her time. Sami objects. Lucas frosts. Sami struggles with EJ, "I'm gonna stay here and find my husband! Lucas! Lucas!"

EJ tries to drag her off. Sami don' wanna. She says she is scared. EJ understands. He finally gets her to walk off crying. Lucas tires to move. He drops his arm and goes unconscious. FF Frosty.

Previews
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Phillip says, "If there was a baby here there would have to be something left behind. Blankets, diapers something left behind to prove..." Billie holds up a little teddy toy, "Something like this?" Phillip grabs it from her, "Dammit!"

A social worker holds a baby and says, "You're stuck with me now, huh?" Kayla gasps, "Don't go! I'll take care of him." Lexie looks on.

Shawn says, "I wasn't in Cleveland." Belle asks, "Where were you." Shawn says, "Indianapolis. Trying to help Mimi."

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

UrGh! There's so much wrong with this episode that I just can't even... UrGh! Embrace the lunacy for sure, except I'm sick of being force fed the kool aid.

So we are expected to believe that anyone and everyone can use the old John Black "I have a cell phone programmed with his number" trick. So annoying! And here I thought I was gonna have a good day!

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go, Sami, go rescue your man!! :) I liked her talk with Roman, she needs to listen to him. She's got two babies that need her to be calm. She should at least wait til they're born before she goes running around like a crazy woman.lol

EJ's just plain crazy but then what else is new. Can't wait to see Lucas' dream!!

4:55 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

I agree this episode wasn't the best. And is EJ really going to try and kill Lucas and NO ONE IS GOING TO KNOW IT WAS HIM??? Lets see where this goes tomorrow. Go Sami, I agree....save your man! LOL.

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5:05 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

The DOOL hoodie picture was LOL great. All the pictures cut me up today.

Of all the wonderful Prevuisms today, The Iceman Numbeth still has me laughing. It was a good thing I had just swallowed a mouthful of liquid as I got to it.

My TLT question for today: If they are in "restaurant row" a refrigerated truck wouldn't be all that out of place. So why is Sami focused on the truck? Why isn't she running around to all of the surrounding buildings looking for Lucas? Why am I even asking these pointless questions? HAHAHAHA

Great Prevuze, thanks!

6:46 AM  
Anonymous KOTU said...

Well, speaking of TLT questions - if Mimi called Shawn about the baby that must mean she knows about it. She was desperate to have a child, which is why they did they whole surrogate thing in the first place. She doesn't want to have HER OWN BABY now?

Just asking another pointless question.

Love Prevuze. You're just keepin' it real......real funny!!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Oh! How could I forget? One more thing that really struck my funny bone:

Lucas sneaks to the front of the truck and finds a tackily dressed dummy with several necklaces, "Yep, that's Mom all right," he says, "A tastelessly dressed dummy."

Another dead-on description. LOL

6:52 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

I loved that one too
Lucas sneaks to the front of the truck and finds a tackily dressed dummy with several necklaces, "Yep, that's Mom all right," he says, "A tastelessly dressed dummy."

That was great! LOL

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6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get this...Bo came to the hospital and told Sami that they found Lucas too late, he was stuck in a refrigerated truck. As if the cops knew he was in the refrigerated truck and said "It's locked, oh well." But then when Sami gets there, he's obviously still stuck in the truck. How did Bo know he was in the truck, and if he did, why didn't he do something about it?

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Anon - I think that was another one of EJ's fantasies where he could go over and rescue a distraught Sami.

Did Prevuze miss something while typing or did Hope really pull this "St. Malachy's" out of thin air?? (Is this the chorch Colleen was in?) Of course, it IS St. Hope so I suppose if anyone could...

Great Prevuisms today - Belle and her crayons and Lexie's hoodie. And I swear I'll be laughing over the tackily dressed dummy all day! HAHAHAHAHA Excellent today! :D

7:36 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Did Prevuze miss something while typing or did Hope really pull this "St. Malachy's" out of thin air??

That's what Hope said and even though it buzzed by quickly, we took the spelling from the closed-captioning and believe it to be accurate. I think, BD, you are missing the hidden DOOL meaning here. Malachy spelled backwards is Yhcalam and , as we all know, St. Yhcalam is the patron saint of boredom.

8:00 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

kotu -- I think Mimi was desperate to have SHAWN's baby, not just her own baby. She thought if she and Shawn had a child he would stay with her even if he found out that Claire was his daughter.

Bulldog -- St. Malachy's is the church where Bope found OMB when he fled to Ireland to "commune with the dead". "Jim" said the key belonged to a tabernacle in a church in Ireland, so naturally it HAS to be that one ...

"The Iceman Numbeth" -- OMG, that has meaning at so many levels!!! Not just Lucas and his 'numbing' inane banter, but if you've ever seen a bad to mediocre production of "The Iceman Cometh", you'll completely understand it's 'numbing' effect ...

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooo many questions.... so little time....

So we finally see Lauren and she apparently was the one who was harrassing Phil? Shawn NOW knows about the baby - will he tell Phil?

And Belle, our 'selfish, bipolar,' Belle... She's just now realizing she's not 'like girls her age'? Hello, Belle you have a child - remember - you were married to Phillip? You're now divorced and engaged again to Shawn?!?
Why MUST the writer's insist that all 'young Salemites' keep making bad relationship choices? Look at the whole Max/Stefanie/Chelsea/Mimi storyline... Then the Stefanie/Jeremy storyline? Nick/Chelsea storyline? Hmmmm....It makes me wonder about the writer's marital status!!! LOL!!!

Belle keeps telling everyone that she WANTS to be with Claire and provide a great life for her, yada, yada, yada, - THEN, WHERE THE H*LL IS CLAIRE RIGHT NOW??? (I have a 'little one' and every waking moment (besides work) she is practically attached to my side....) Belle and Shawn just come and go AS IF they don't even HAVE a child!

And this whole Lucas/Sami/EJ triangle continues... I have to admit, I do like the fact they went back to the 'evil EJ'. Having 'two, wimpy, Salem guys' chasing after 'Raving Lunatic Sami' is just too painful to watch everyday! -Now if we can 'flash freeze' Lucas and shelve him for a while, (like a couple of years), we'd all be better off!

Funny funny stuff -Prevuze! I LOVE the 'Claire-isms'! They're the best!
Keep up the GREAT work!

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite Prevuism today was after Bo joins John and Marlena at a booth in the pub and introduces Jim, who is already sitting in the booth. Jim has been sitting in the booth with John and Marlena for some time now, and they wondered who he was. That's just too funny!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I am sad to see EJ went bad again. I was hoping he would stay good and Lucas would go bad. Just because I dislike Lucas and think that EJ is a good looking man that should be with Sami. Although, now that Sami has gone completely bonkers maybe it would be best if EJ found a new girl.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Frog said...

if you've ever seen a bad to mediocre production of "The Iceman Cometh", you'll completely understand it's 'numbing' effect still has me LOL

Man did Prevuze miss a golden opportunity! How about Lucas' frozen head next to Walt Disney? Or Ted Williams? HAHAHAHAHHHA

10:53 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Man did Prevuze miss a golden opportunity! How about Lucas' frozen head next to Walt Disney? Or Ted Williams?

True, Frog, but Walt Disney and Ted Williams were worth preserving.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Malachy = Malarkey
Must've been a typo in the closed captioning....

12:13 PM  
Anonymous KOTU said...

Ooh, oooh, but Prevuze has uncovered a clue to the whole hidden meaning behind the feud. Exposed at last!!

We had the Di Vinci code, now we have the Di Mera code - St. Malachy, spelled backwards, St. Yhcalam. Leading to the revelation that the entire town is an off branch of a Yiddish sect, stranded there during the Diaspora but trying to blend in as Irish Catholics.

Young OMB had to silence Colleen before she left the village and exposed their secret to the world.

Maybe I should have kept this little gem back for our next "do-it-yourself DOOL story". HAHAHA

1:01 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

We had the Di Vinci code, now we have the Di Mera code - St. Malachy, spelled backwards, St. Yhcalam. Leading to the revelation that the entire town is an off branch of a Yiddish sect, stranded there during the Diaspora but trying to blend in as Irish Catholics.

In order to verify that theory, KO, we'd have to figure out what is the meaning of St. Yhcalam spelled backwards. Then we'd really have someth... OOOHHH MMMYYY GGGOOODDD! CIRCULAR LOGIC! THE SEMINAL ESSENCE OF DOOL!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Belle remembers quiet time she and Marlena used to share. Marlena would come home with her casework and Belle would sit beside her with her crayons. Marlena remembers it well, "That was a great afternoon we spent together yesterday, wasn't it? "

That's the best Prevuze

007 EJ Wells and the unnecessarily elaborate, slow and unreliable death trap

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and yet we keep coming back for more.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

....because it is just so damn fun to dis!

How much poorer the Days Of Our Lives would be without DAZE to rant about and Prevuze to laugh about.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question. Shawn doesn't want to work more than a garage job cause he "wants to be there for Claire." Belle wants to go to school. But, Shawn doesn't want her to cause she " needs to be there for Claire." Here's my question...Where has Claire been the last few episodes while they argue about this? With a babysitter? Why don't Shawn sell motor parts, Belle go to school for three days and become a Doctor or whatever and let the poor child grow up in peace?

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed so hard at the thought of Claire at the top of the salem towers while mommy whines over who's going to pay for her back to school supplies.

8:52 AM  

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