Friday, September 07, 2007

Creepy Crawlies

Phillip and Belle approach the safe house in Tulsa. Phillip isn't sure this will do any good. Belle tries to be cheerful, "Maybe you'll get lucky."

"I didn't think this was that kind of house," says Phillip.

Belle practices her part, "Let's see... I'm a relative of Lauren's and you are my friend. OMG! That's so much to remember. I don't know if I can do it."

They walk inside. Big Bertha the attendant comes up. Belle tells her they are looking for Lauren, who is on the run. Phillip chimes in with a few details. Bertha says she can't help.

Bo flashes back to Stefano's stabbing. Shawn pops in. He wants to talk. Bo says he is busy and wants to talk later. He asks if this is about Shawn becoming a cop. Shawn the sharpie puts two and two together, "Mom told you!"

"Yeah," says Bo, "We have this crazy habit of talking about our kids now and then."

Bo goes into Stefano's room. He congratulates the team for doing good a good job faking Stefano's death, "I don't know whether to recommend you guys for an Oscar or a commendation. I'd recommend you for an Emmy, but an Emmy has never been seen anywhere near this show. It's just too bad the news of Stefano's death has been greatly exaggerated."

Patch and Kayla are in an office. He tells her he thinks the blood looks real. Kayla thinks it looks too real. He's proud of what he did with a retractable knife from Ernie's Joke Shop and a few packets of fake blood. He tries to reassure Kayla things will be OK. She says she doesn't like the idea of him being behind bars. He says it's only for one night. Pocket is over at Bo and Hope's until this whole thing is over. Patch appreciates Kayla going through this, "If Andre believes this, he will crawl out from under his rock and we will get him."

Kayla worries Andre will try to avenge Stefano's murder by coming after Patch. Patch struts, "You should have seen me. It was Brando time. The hospital security cameras have the whole thing. I'll bring you a DVD. Acting is hard work. I worked up an appetite, but I'm not looking forward to jail slop."

Kayla to the rescue – she raided the vending machines. Patch decides he'd rather have jail slop than a dried Twinkie. He has his arms cuffed behind his back. Kayla thinks they should call someone to uncuff him so he can eat. "They can't," says Patch, "I'm a dangerous man. You have to feed me."

Rawlings asks, "So what will it be, Maxwell Not-So Smart, a bullet or a parachute? Max doesn't like his options. Rawlings asks, "How about I put a bullet in your head and take this pretty lady and add her to my stable?" Max grabs the chutes and tells Stephanie to put one on.

Roman makes the announcement of Stefano's death to the press, "The accused is Steven Earl Johnson. He will be arraigned tomorrow. The charge is first-degree murder." He dismisses the press. EJ stands off to the side and Roman asks what he can do for him. EJ wants to see the body.

Stephanie removes her earrings. Max tells her not to be afraid. He promises to keep her safe even though it's pitch black outside and they have no idea where they are. Rawlings moves them over to the hatch. Max puts his arm round Stephanie as she frets.

Max asks for a flashlight and rope. Rawlings chuckles, "What – You think this is a reality show?"

"Nothing even approaches reality on this show," says Max, "I think it would be better if you just shot us."

"Speak for yourself," says Stephanie."

"It's better than jumping into unknown terrain," says Max, "I'll have a great view from heaven when you try to get two bodies past customs."

The Lord speaketh, "The view isn't so great where you are going, Max."

Rawlings points the gun at Stephanie.

Big Bertha tells Phillip to wait in the foyer. Belle tells him she thinks she would have a better chance of getting in if he leaves. They bicker about it until April Hudson comes up and introduces herself. Belle is cheerful, "Hi. I'm Belle, and this is my husband, Phillip Kiriakis." She gives April their cock and bull story.

April would like to help but says she can't betray the confidence of the women and asks them to leave.

Shawn wants to talk. Max is losing the garage and Shawn is losing his job. He wants Bo to put in a good word at the academy. Bo hesitates. "You don't think I got what it takes," asks Shawn.

Kayla holds the apple. Patch takes a bite and eyes her, "Mmmmmmm..."

"You are a cheap date," says Kayla, "It's only an apple."

"I'm not talkin' about the apple," says Steve, "I'm talkin' 'bout you. I need kisses."

She smooches him, "You've gotta be satisfied with that."

"I'm not."

She reminds him they're going to come in any minute and get him. Patch asks her to play it real when she visits him in jail. He says she can't tell anyone the truth. Kayla says she will swear Stephanie to secrecy, but not lie to her.

Roman tells EJ the body is at the morgue and then will be taken to the DeWitt funeral home after the autopsy. He says EJ has to wait until then to see the body.

EJ asks, "How do you expect to do an autopsy on someone who is not dead?"

"Things like that are routine for the Salem PD," says Roman.

Belle begs April to let them in. She says Lauren needs counseling and support groups. She drags out a photo to show her, but April says she can't give out any info.

Max says there are plenty of people who know he and Stephanie are on the plane. Rawlings decides they can have a flashlight and rope. The plane hits an air pocket and everyone jounces. Rawlings goes to check things out. Max turns to Stephanie and tells her jumping out of a plane is as big a rush as taking a curve at 200 mph.

"I don't want a rush," says Stephanie, "I want my mom."

"Me too."

Rawlings comes back and says the autopilot can't handle the turbulence and he has to go fly the plane. Max begs him to let Stephanie go.

Belle asks April what it could hurt to let them talk to Lauren. April threatens to call the police. Phillip loses it, "Maybe you should do that. Then I can tell them you are harboring a woman who kidnapped my son!" They come clean and tell Lauren the real story. Phillip is worried Lauren might hurt Tyler. He asks April to reconsider.

"For all I know," says April, "You are the man who abused Lauren." She holds her ground and says they can't go in.

Suddenly, Phillip sees Lauren holding a baby covered with a blanket. "That's her," he screams, "She's got my son!" Phillip starts to rush in, but Belle holds him back.

Bo says he has been dreading this moment since the day Shawn was born. Shawn asks, "Do you think I can't handle it?"

"Did you hear me say that," asks Bo. Shawn says he needs the job to provide for Belle and Claire.

"Why," asks Bo, "You never seem to be around either of them." Bo wonders what will happen to their security when Shawn is gunned down in the line of duty.

EJ says, "I have seen street theater more convincing than what you put on today."

"This is DOOL," says Roman, "I'm telling you, it's the writing not the acting. Besides, you know Steve is crazy."

"I know Steve howls at the moon," says EJ, "but I think it was an act." He doesn't know how they did it but he is sure they faked the death. Roman asks why they would do something like that. EJ isn't sure but he says he will find out.

Kayla refuses to let Stephanie believe her father is a murderer. Steve agrees she has been through enough. Kayla will tell her when she returns. Steve is glad this is the last Touch The Sky run for Stephanie.

Max shoves Rawlings back and opens the door. He shoves Stephanie out and follows her. "Geronimoooooo!"

Belle holds Phillip back. He breaks away and chases Lauren, "I want my son!"

Bo wants to know what Belle thinks of Shawn becoming a cop. Naturally, the doofus hasn't told her. Bo asks, "Do you know what it has been like for your mom to kiss me goodbye each morning not knowing if I'll come back that evening?"

"Yeah," says Shawn, "I know there has been a lot of disappointment in that – you've always come back.

Shawn thinks if he can be half as good a cop as Bo he can give back to the community. "If you can only be half as good a cop as me," says Bo, "You'll need both hands and a GPS to be able to find your butt. But you do seem to be determined."

Shawn says, "Look, Dad, I know I've given Belle a lot of grief. I've lost Belle to Phillip once. I'll be damned if I let it happen again."

Roman insists Stefano's murder was all above board. They drag Patch out. EJ confronts him and claims it was all an act, "Who put you up to this and why?"

Max and Stephanie limp along the dark rocky terrain. She has a twisted ankle. They find a cave. Max says they have to settle in for the night. "Are you crazy," gasps Stephanie, "Who knows what kind of creepy crawlies are in here?"

"Us, for starters," says Max. He finds a place where someone has built a fire and says they aren't the first people who have stayed there. He checks out her ankle and then goes to start a fire. He drags a wad of $100 bills out of his pocket and lights it, "It was dirty money, anyway. You know what I found out? The price was too high. I've never felt so alone, even when Frankie and I were living on the streets."

"You're not alone any more," says Stephanie.

Max has gone out to search for dinner. The intrepid hunter comes back with pinecones. "I'm not a nature girl," says Stephanie. He tosses one at her. She catches it and squeals, "Ouch. That really stung."

He rushes over, "Let me kiss it."

"Why would you want to kiss a pinecone," asks Stephanie. Max kisses her hand and asks if it is better.

"It's getting there," she says. Max ramps up the treatment.

Phillip pulls the blankets off Lauren's baby to reveal a dark skinned kid. Phillip rages, "What have you done with my son?"

Suddenly, a security guard comes up behind Phillip and whacks him with a nightstick. DOWN GOES PHILLIP!

Max gets closer... closer... closer... Five minutes later an owl hoots as Max is still approaching. He decides it's time to stoke the fire. Stephanie decides she will wait to see what's on the menu for breakfast. She pulls out her cell phone and says maybe tomorrow they can hike to the top of a hill and get service. Max is thrilled she was able to swipe her cell phone back, "You're amazing!"

"I'm glad you noticed," smiles Stephanie, "After tonight, I will never doubt you again." Max suggests getting some shuteye. Stephanie snuggles up in the parachute, and apologizes for having lost the other one. Max finds a rock to use as a pillow.

"I always wanted silk sheets," says Stephanie, "You don't look very comfortable. Why don't you join me?"

Security hauls Phillip out as the crowd mumbles. April threatens to have him arrested. Belle says, "Who just knocked who out? I'd think twice before pressing charges."

They drop Phillip in a heap outside and Belle runs to his aid. She checks out his head, "Omygosh, You have a bump the size of a golf ball. Oh waitaminute... that's your brain."

"I sure handled that one well, didn't I," asks Phillip. He chuckles, "We make one hell of a team."

Belle thinks he should get checked out. Phillip says he isn't leaving until he has his son.

Shawn insists on joining the academy. Bo decides to see if he can score him a spot with the recruits. A call from Chelsea interrupts. Bo gets the news and tells her to sit tight. After he hangs up, he tells Shawn about Jett's shooting, "He's alive, but he was shot in the line of duty. This is your life, Shawn. You'd better get used to it."

EJ asks Patch who put him up to it. Patch asks Kayla to unzip his jacket. She does, and Patch steps back to show EJ the blood on his shirt, "Bring me the head of Stefano DiMera? I guess your old man's blood spatter will have to do."

Belle can't believe Phillip is staying. Phillip thinks if a cop shows up maybe Lauren will get scared and talk. Belle apologizes for letting him down. Phillip thinks she was great. He starts to call his pilot, but slips and almost falls. "That does it," says Belle, "I'm staying."

Bo and Shawn part. Shawn gets a call from Belle. She tells him they found Lauren but no baby. She's going to stay and help. She just can't leave Phillip. Shawn reminds her they were supposed to have dinner, but says he guesses he understands. Shawn hangs up and looks puzzled.

Roman orders Patch to be taken off to his jail cell. He apologizes to EJ for letting Steve rub it in his face, "But your old man is dead and there is nothing you can do about it."

Stephanie once again urges Max to come over and get in with her. Max goes over and settles in. "Goodnight," says Stephanie.

"Goodnight," says Max. He rubs her arm and stares.


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32 Comments:

Anonymous Joan said...

I am so sick of Shawn and Belle . All Shawn does is tell Belle what he is going to do and then tells her over and over the same thing . Get rid of the 2 of them . Sami and EJ are all that is interesting on the show now . The cops at Salem need to take a lot of training so they can at least act like cops and not so dumb . Sami is so pretty and EJ is so handsome . Glad to see Billie back on the show she is beautiful .

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sick of EJ and Sami. All EJ does is whine about his father yet does nothing, then stalks his victim and takes advantage of her when she's drugged or someone she loves is in danger. RAPE IS NOT ROMANCE, and a rapist flirting with his victim is horrible. THIS is why the ratings are so bad. Horrible writing coupled with horrible matches.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Wouldn't it have made more sense for Belle to ?act? like a victim of domestic violence and infiltrate the not so safehouse? No, let's barge in and insist to see someone who is supposed to be in hiding and protected. I still can't get over how Billie supposedly found the safe house info. on the Internet, including a list of people hiding there.

This father and son talk about joining Salem PD is kind of forced and unbelievable to me. Somebody tell me if I'm wrong but isn't Hope a cop too, or at least used to be? Doesn't Shawn have all sorts of family in the Salem PD or ISA??? Let's keep the incompetence in the family.

Max and Stephanie sitting in a cave, k--i-s-s-i-n-g. I lost track of Jeremy.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I agree Joan, but hey that's what fastforward on your DVR is for!

And now..........
APPLECHEEKS! OMG woman, that is the most incredible censored link I have ever seen! I LOVE IT!!!!
I hereby relinquish the Parody Picture crown to you!!!

Oh I almost forgot to comment about the show! LOL

Stephanie was a world class race car driver and she is squeamish about jumping out of a plane and sleeping in a cave. Yeah that's consistancy in writing.
Even when Max makes a reference to the fact that she used to race, she acts like a big whiney baby.

And now they are going to put her and Max back together? Helloooo didn't he dump her and break her heart?

Oh well I guess you can't have a good episode every day.

Anonymous:
We have debated the "rape" to death here. Sami is a guilty as EJ when it comes to sex with someone against their will.
Her drugging of Austin is as bad if not worse than the "sex for help" deal EJ used on Sami.
Remember she did NOT have to do it.
She had a CHOICE. She could have told him no. He didn't force her.
Then later she didn't report it.
She could have given him up at the roadblock, but she didn't.
Then she could have turned him in after Lucas was safe.
Again she didn't.
Sami wasn't so much a victim as she likes to claim.
These Are The Daze Of Our Lives

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of EJ and Sami - although to get into any more detail about it would just go over previous posters' turf. Well, I guess that won't stop me after all. It was extortion, not rape. Lucas and Sami have done up to that or worse (murder, rape). And you'd think the New York Times was about to report a startling appearance in "jump-start your relationship with rape" classes with how some people are posting.

Can the Salem Stalker come back and get rid of Chelsea, Stephanie, and Max? Wasn't the incest supposed to stop after JERk left?

Oh - on another tangent. Back in the day, OLTL did a GREAT job with rape storylines and stalker storylines, without trivalizing or romanticizing them. They involved Roger Howarth as Todd Maning, one of the old regulars from 24, and another guy who did a surprise turn over the years from "regretful rapist" to sadist.

It can and has been done. Just not here.

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sami had no choice. Sex under duress is rape. Sex when all you want is your loved one to be safe is rape. Sex with a gun pointed at you is rape. Sex while threatening to kill people is rape. Sami was raped by EJ. Rape is not romance, and a rapist flirting with his victim is horrible. The ratings speak for itself.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Keg said...

Okay, let's get over the rapist stuff. Yes, the show has trivialized rape and it really sucks. There are TRUE victims out there, and we are talking about A FRIGGIN' SOAP! I agree with "just pick one and stick with it."

By the way, I didn't realize it ever came out on the show that Lucas/Kate nearly got Sami death by lethal injection. Did they find out Lucas was really the one that shot Franco and why?

5:18 AM  
Anonymous keg said...

Oops, I meant pick one GUY and get on with it.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

I'm tired of Shawn and Belle as well, I'm starting to just think these two shouldn't be together, and she should stay with Phillip. She lies just as much as Shawn. These two do not have a healthy relationship! =/

They need to move along these EJ and Sami story too, all he does is drop little things insisting they belong together....and she keeps yelling at him. Same story for the past...? How long as it been?

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5:24 AM  
Anonymous Ridiculous SL's said...

We could debate the rape "storyline" forever, it's still not going to change anything about DOOL scripts. Some victims report rape, some don't. Some know their attackers, some don't. Blah blah blah. So many different scenarios to consider. Sami even TALKING to EJ doesn't make sense to me, but then again IT IS A SOAP!

5:34 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Here we go again…the R word. It is only a (here comes the F word) folioing soap opera. Besides there are rumors (time to ram your heads into the walls) that there is MORE THAN ONE EJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can have a sexy EJ, rapist EJ, kidney snatching EJ, murdering EJ, and popsicle making EJ. He’s doing a Spice Girls thing all by himself.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Excellent, more than one EJ. How many doppelgangers can one town have? They need to bring back Susan to visit her beloved Elvis Junior, at least she was a hoot.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Max and Stephanie sitting in a cave, k--i-s-s-i-n-g. I lost track of Jeremy.

Apparently, so did Max and Stephanie...

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than one Tony. More than one EJ. The Phoenix rises more times than Fawkes from the Harry Potter books.

Hee hee - the last post made all the EJs sound like Smurfs. Rapey Smurf, Murdery Smurf, Kidney Smurf, and Sami Smurf. Co-starring Andre in drag as Smurfette and Stefano Papa Smurf.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Ooooo, more than one EJ!!
Hey why not! Salem has got to be second only to Twinsburg Ohio as the twin capital of the world!!

We've had:
Marlena and Samantha
Andre and Tony
Hope and Gina
Marlena and Hattie
Shane and Andrew
Duke and Earl
Victor and Joseph
Gillian and Grace
Bo and Mitch
Isabella and "The Demon"

And even QUADS!!
Kristen, Susan, Penelope and Sister Mary Moira

So yeah, two EJ's, Not a stretch.

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These Are The Daze Of Our Lives

6:36 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Than you, Deb. But I can't claim total credit. I sent the idea to Prevuze who actually created the picture. Prevuze also added the totally twisted, but hilarious bit about the certain substance being for sissies. That one blew me off my chair!

Great re-cycled Star Wars script picture.

Loved the Prevuisms today: "If you can only be half as good a cop as me," says Bo, "You'll need both hands and a GPS to be able to find your butt."

Even the writers got their own nomination for a prevuism for "Maxwell Not-so-Smart". I'm surprised none of us had come up with that one yet.

"Nothing even approaches reality on this show," says Max, "I think it would be better if you just shot us." Especially since parachuting out of a JET would pretty much be about the same thing as getting shot. Unless, of course, you get sucked into one of the engines and not just shredded by the several hundred MPH turbulance you would hit! Just my opinion.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wow, "Maxwell Not-so-Smart" was actually pretty clever! As were all the EJ Dwarf names, too funny! The possibilities are endless!

Love all the other comments, too!

Great Prevuze!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous em said...

"If you can only be half as good a cop as me," says Bo, "You'll need both hands and a GPS to be able to find your butt."

Not only funny, but this would also be considered a mathematics word problem by Shawn.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Have any of you seen SOD yet? I better get my issue this week. I'm still waiting for last week's issue. Grr....

http://www.soapoperadigest.com/sod_currentcoverlg.jpg

Is that James Scott??? Is it too much to hope that SOD includes the pictures????

8:38 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

There's a nice article with Julie Pinson in last week's SOW.

I really wish they'd get rid of Shawn or get a better actor and write better lines and story.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Wouldn't it have made more sense for Belle to act like a victim of domestic violence and infiltrate the not so safehouse?

That's what I thought she was going to do and why Phil needed a woman.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

SOD Cover

8:46 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Just an FYI, James Scott won as the 2007 Adonis on soaphunks.net

:)

8:52 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Just an FYI, James Scott won as the 2007 Adonis on soaphunks.net

I'm not surprised.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

When doesn't Shawn look puzzled?

Shawn should watch "The Academy". Then maybe he'd realize law enforcement isn't for him.

And wouldn't social services take Pocket away from Stayla now that Steve has been arrested for MURDER?

11:12 AM  
Blogger dazed & confused said...

Hey I am with you. Shawn and Belle either need to grow up and figure out that they are not 12 any more and have a kid or just find someone else. Maybe Shawn could find someone at the academy and Belle and Phillip could stay together in their ignorant bliss.

If Pocket is Tyler, than why have Kayla and Patch get so close to him. I mean Hope practically has Patch as his biological father by now. I just hate to see the baby taken from Kayla since she is so attached and Phillip never wanted him in the first place since it wasn't his and Belle's.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Hey, Moposh, good point. You'd think Child Protective Services would be over there to get Pocket before Patch is even in his cell. Of course, since the kid is usually someplace else, like Ho and Dope's, maybe they just can't find him.

Great Prevuisms today, especially the golf ball sized brain of Phillip's and the wonderfully low blow that the Emmys have never been around this show. HAHAHAHA

Prevuze, I was late reading you today but you certainly made a hectic day a lot better. Thanks! :D

11:54 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

"Shawn should watch "The Academy". Then maybe he'd realize law enforcement isn't for him."

Moposh, I think the problem is that Shawn watched the "POLICE Academy" movies -- and he thought they were right up his alley!!!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Or just watched his father bumble around.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Theresa said...

OMG! You people!!

Has Daze grown so into your blood that you don't know when to give it a rest?

THE HORSE IS DEAD!!!

Just sayin.....

And brendamouse that would make perfect sense...aaahh that's why Belle didn't do it!

Applecheeks/Prevuze your pic was hilarious! KY...that cracked me up!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sami raped Austin, Jack raped Kayla, but EJ should fry?! Lucas is an a-hole by the way; especially since he got away with murder. It's a soap. Think about that. EJ and Sami are made for one another and most of us loyal Days' fans want to see them together! Go EJami!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

I am so sick of selective morality. Geesh maybe chill pills should be issued on a daily basis! The show is seriously getting better and should continue on the right path as more changes kick in.

GREAT Prevuze -- and awesome write up on the fan event (and pictures too) -- TY!! How y'all managed not to faint with those men so close is beyond me ;)

Love EJ confronting Roman and Steve on Stefano not being dead. Love EJ period. Wonder if Shawn will use him as a reference for the PD.... The thought of Shawn being a cop is funny. Three bumbling Bradys on the force. That could bring some serious comedy to the show. Maybe Hope will go back and keep the other 3 in line.

10:50 AM  

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