Thursday, October 18, 2007

Old Iron Pants

Stefano crashes John's party. He gets out of his wheelchair and walks forward as Marlena walks toward him. Closer... Closer... Tex Ritter sings, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin'."

They stop face-to-face. Stefano says, "There's not room in this town for both of us."

Marlena says, "If you don't lose some weight, there won't be room in this town for you by yourself. You've been after John ever since he turned on you."

Stefano says, "I assure you that..."

Marlena's fires the other barrel, "It kills you that your pawn turned to his enemies."

Stefano zings, "The only thing that ever bothered me was he was with them woman I love."

"That's not love," snaps Marlena, "That's sick obsession. And it made you want to hurt him even more, didn't it? You may have destroyed his body but you can't touch his spirit. I will despise you for all the Days Of Our Lives."

Stefano insists he admired John. Marlena screams "GET OUT!"

Roman and Bo back her up. Stefano says he will leave her to her grieving, "I pray you and your family do not have any more funerals." We pan in on Sami. The blood drains from her face. The crowd gasps, oohs and aahs as Stefano leaves.

Kate tells EJ Sami is his for the taking. EJ thinks that might not necessarily be true. He says he might need Kate's help. The vendetta doesn't end until they are married. He says he's sorry about John, "I know you and John were close. Of course, that's true of every guy in Salem, but still..." He says he has to go. As he leaves, Kate tells him if Sami marries him to end the vendetta she will be the hero.

Kate stands alone and remembers being with John in a restaurant as the crowd cheers. Kate is embarrassed but John doesn't care if the whole world knows how happy she has made him. He toasts, "To us..." Kiss...

"Goodbye my love," says Kate. Tears.

They wheel John's coffin out in slow-slow-slow motion. Dramatic music plays.

Marlena carries John's flag and goes into the lonely, quiet, dark penthouse. She turns on the light in the bedroom and looks at the empty, unmade bed, "John?" His coat is draped over a chair. She hugs it and cries. She sits, looks at the scene and sobs.

Bo looks at pieces of the headlight through a magnifying glass. Hope suggests he take a break. Bo says there is no time to waste.

Max joins Stephanie. He asks how she is doing and she insists she is OK. She says she'll never forget the look on Marlena's face when they lowered John's coffin into the grave, "I'll never forget when the grave worker said, 'Damn! This thing is heavy. You'd think it was full of bricks instead of a body.'" Max says at least Marlena has Belle and Sami but when they buried Steve, Kayla didn't have that kind of support since Stephanie was just a baby. And things haven't changed much. Stephanie knows she couldn't have been there for Kayla then, but she worries that she has never been there for her.

Billie asks Chelsea to promise she will be careful. Chelsea wonders if the DiMeras will come after her. Billie says she is worried about the rapist on campus more than the DiMeras. Chelsea insists nothing will happen to her. Translation: she's doomed.

Suckerpunch Roberts sits with shook-up Sami. He can't believe John is dead, "And it could happen again."

"You mean Stefano could kill someone else," says Sami.

"No," says Lucas, "When John comes back to life, Stefano could kill him again." Stefano made it clear today that he won't stop."

Sami asks, "What are you saying."

"You have to marry EJ." Lucas takes a knee, "Samantha Gene Brady, will you marry EJ?"

Maggie tells Belle she made Marlena promise she would call if she needs anything.

Tony twiddles his drink and muses, "Stefano was right. He was my brother, but I never knew him." Anna says there is nothing he could have done. Tony decides there is something he can do now, though. He walks over and re-introduces Anna and Lexie. Lexie tells Anna she and Tony aren't really related. Tony says they both survived Stefano together, so that counts. He invites her and Abe to dinner. Lexie would like that.

Stephanie goes up to Patch and Kayla's table. She says she noticed Kayla hasn't eaten all day, "Moms need taking care of too." She sits down and gives them the address to the sorority, "Just in case you want to get in touch with me."

"What do you mean, in case," asks Patch.

Bo reads numbers from the headlight fragment as Roman and Abe watch in amazement. Bo thinks they should run the numbers through a computer. He slowly reads the full set, "419-99-1426"

"Hey," says Roman, "That's my Social Security Number."

Sami tells Lucas this isn't want she wants. She thanks him for understanding. Lucas asks, "I'm never going to stop, you know that?"

"What," asks Sami, "Loving me?"

"No," says Lucas, "sucker punching people." Hugs. EJ watches.

OMB proposes a toast, "To my boy Johnny – a Brady if there ever was one."

Stefano stands in the sanctuary and remembers branding John with the phoenix.

Flashback... Canoeing... Camping... Romping... Good luck charms for Marlena's second chance at life...

OMB is ready for another drink, "To our friend, our son, our brother."

Flashback-a-paloosa.

OMB decides it's time for yet another belt, "To our beloved John Black." He slugs it down and passes out on the floor. Hugs and smiles from the crowd.

Marlena watches the rain through the bedroom window. Heather Headley sings "If It Wasn't For Your Love" as the John Black tribute rolls. A single tear falls down Marlena's face.




Patch and Kayla stare at Pocket through the ICU glass. Poor Pocket man is sick again. His foster parents brought him in this time with the same symptoms. Patch wonders what is going on. He thinks the doctors can't blame them any more, since this didn't happen when they were caring for him. He thinks they can get him back.

Phillip rushes in. Kayla fills him in. "At least now you know it wasn't us," says Patch, "I couldn't care less, but I think you owe Kayla an apology."

"That's not necessary," says Kayla, "Pocket is OK, and that's all I care about."

Phillip has a meltdown, "Tyler! His name is Tyler! My son has been poisoned and you're worried about your wife's hurt feelings? Get out of my face."

"Which one," asks Patch.

Phillip tries to barge past them. He grabs Patch and shoves him out of the way. Patch decks him. Kayla yells, "STEVE!"

Bo and Shawn race down at the docks. Bo wins. In the original script, Shawn won, but the AARP sued them for geezer bashing. Bo huffs, puffs and says, "Wait until Commander Flynn gets a hold of you."

Shawn asks, "You mean 'Old Iron Pants?'"

Bo gasps, "Do not ever let him hear you say that. If he catches you..." Bo thinks it was a good idea to get out and get some fresh air. He tells Shawn he might have a lead as to who hit John. He also says Belle wishes Shawn had never joined the academy. Hope feels the same way. Shawn thinks Hope is too worried and points out she's a cop, too. "She's your mom," says Bo.

Shawn fires back, "And I'm an adult."

"When did that happen," asks Bo. He reminds Shawn they have just lost one of their closest friends.

"John wasn't a cop," says Shawn, "Besides, it might have been an accident."

"Does your gut tell you it wasn't an accident," asks Bo. Shawn admits his gut tells him it wasn't. Bo doesn't know how Marlena will face this day alone. Shawn says she has Belle.

"John died like your little brother," says Bo, "Your mom is tough as steel, but she couldn't handle losing another son."

Marlena lies and reminisces. Belle brings breakfast – pain du chocolate, John's favorite. Marlena remembers how John would go into the pastry shop and pretend only to speak French.

"Dad spoke French," asks Belle.

"He only pretended to," says Marlena, "He thought it was a great way to pick up the girl behind the counter."

Belle opens the drapes. She asks Marlena if she slept. She didn't. Belle asks why she didn't take something. Marlena says she couldn't find John's stash. Besides, she didn't want to drug herself into a dreamless sleep so she could wake up and reach out and remember he wasn't there. Belle assures her it will get better. Marlena says first they have to go through it –The anger, loss, grief, and acceptance. She says she has counseled hundreds of patients who have lost someone, "They would look at me as if I were mad. I must have been. No psychiatrist can mend a shattered heart. We can just offer sage advice. I don't know how I could have been so naïve."

Belle insists Marlena helped her patients with their grief. This is unspeakably painful for Marlena. She had no idea of what her patients were going through, "How could I ever say to them, 'You'll get through it?'"

"What else can we do," says Belle.

"I don't know," says Marlena, "Words can't even scratch the surface of a grief that goes right to their core. I must have sounded like a horrible senseless greeting card or worse, a DOOL script."

Belle comforts. She tells her life isn't over for her, "You're scaring me. You're always the strong one."

"I'm not strong now," says Marlena, "Not without your daddy."

Belle assures her they will get through this. They will give each other strength. Belle drags out all the clichés. Marlena isn't sure she can go on.

Sami interrupts with French pastries and coffee. She sees Belle beat her to it. Sami jumps in bed with them. Hugs laughter and tears. Once again, we confirm Eric, Carrie and Brady are so sorry they weren't there. Belle and Sami vow to take care of Marlena. They decide to move in with her, "We will stay as long as you need."

Marlena says, "You are both so sweet, but it's completely out of the question."

Previews
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31 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Oh my, such naughtiness today! Shawn an adult, Kate and John being close, the bricks, the pictures, John's last picture...so bad I'm never coming to this site again!! Who am I kidding? I'll be back in a couple of hours to read the comments. Thanks for the early morning laughs!

4:11 AM  
Anonymous Law Student 2011 said...

Ok, off of John for a moment, but it's about time that someone gave Phillip a sock to the chops.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Law Student, if you liked that, check out next week's spoilers:

Marlena delivers Sami's twins this week, a boy and a girl.
It'll be the newest fad in Salem. Therapy from birth. God knows most of them need it.

EJ pressures Sami to get a divorce from Lucas. Because the best way to get a woman to love you is to force her to marry you!

Shawn and Phillip get into a fight! It's at 3 O'clock behind the school, pass it on

Belle and Phillip get intimate with each other. Grammar police! Was the "with each other" needed? Who else were they going to "get intimate" with? Forget it it IS DOOL, so I don't want to know.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

You Prevuze guys are terrible... This one was a real hoot...I cannot believe I laughed that hard at seven in the morning. For shame. I loved it. Thanks for a good start on the day.

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Ellie said...

Thanks Prevuze. Loving the Santo/Colleen letters picture.

Sigh. Sounds like another heartbreaking show. And the writers seem to have only acknowledged Marlena and John's history now that John is dead.

I wish your "wood in the coffin" picture(also loved that!)were true!!

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellie,

I watched when they did the same thing roughly 16 years ago with Steve's death, the whole good-bye thing and the montage and all with the coffin switch they left the door open. The closed coffin from yesterday leaves a hole to bring him back if they and he ever choose to. Just hope it won't take another 16yrs or 16 months to happen.

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Ellie said...

Thanks Anonymous! :) I also hope that it wouldn't take that long!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

All I can do is echo the previous commentors - hilarious, all of it!

Let me add to the prevuisms not already mentioned - Lucas taking a knee and asking Sami to marry EJ.

[And what's with the spoiler that EJ pressures Sami to get a divorce? Lumi just both signed the annulment papers. Jeez.]

"I'll never forget when the grave worker said, 'Damn! This thing is heavy. You'd think it was full of bricks instead of a body.'"

And....
Bo wins. In the original script, Shawn won, but the AARP sued them for geezer bashing.

That whole exchange between Belle and Doc came way out of left field. It was a DOOLism to beat all DOOLisms:
"I don't know how I could have been so naïve"...She had no idea of what her patients were going through, "How could I ever say to them, 'You'll get through it?'"

Say what? You mean she didn't feel grief or loss the other half dozen times Roman and/or John were presumed dead???

6:20 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

"Phillip has a meltdown, "Tyler! His name is Tyler! My son has been poisoned and you're worried about your wife's hurt feelings? Get out of my face."

"Which one," asks Patch."

Sorry, but I had to LOL at that one!!!

I've been a busy recently and just got around to watching Monday's episode last night, and an exchange between Stefano and EJ made me rewind and listen again. Stefano is counseling EJ to be careful how he handles Sami or he will lose her "Like I lost your mother". EJ's next comment is "Father, whatever happened with Marlena?" Is that implying that Marlena is EJ's MOTHER????? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Stefano crashes John's party.

Stefano shows up in his Dr. Everett Scott wheelchair. From beneath his lap robe, he thrusts out a fish net stocking clad leg. All the mourners shout “great scott”, the viewers pelt their televisions with toilet paper, and Stefano breaks into song. Beware, fair readers, we’re not talking opera.

It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
I've got to keep control

I remember doing the TIme Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me and the void would be calling
Let's do the time warp again...
Let's do the time warp again!

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane, (Marlena faints dead away)
Let's do the Time Warp again!

Thank you Prevuze for letting us know what is inside that coffin. My first thought had been donuts but that certainly would not have been practical. It would probably take over 100 boxes of Dunkin Donuts to approximate John’s weight. Without Prevuze, John’s “death” would have been quite the maudlin affair.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous KOTU said...

Prevuze just inserted the nice (but kind of maudlin) montage Marlena thinks about while looking out her window.

I'm just thankful they didn't use a clip from that wedding of theirs that was supposedly held outside in a mid-west winter. Marlena wore one of the ugliest wedding outfits I've ever seen on this show. HAHAHA

6:52 AM  
Anonymous dazeisdum said...

So, exactly how many times have Marlena and John been married. I remember at least 3. Did they get remarried after the whole Alex North incident?? I'm so confused.
Also, I see the demonic possession was left out of the montage. Too bad, that's when days was really really crappy. Prevuze could of had a field day with that!!!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Phillip has a meltdown, "Tyler! His name is Tyler! My son has been poisoned and you're worried about your wife's hurt feelings? Get out of my face."

"Which one," asks Patch.

good one.

Leslie, loved your Rocky Horror sendup. Very funny stuff.

Now that we have John's death to preoccupy us it will take forever to find out what really happened to Colleen.Or the SL will be left to die on the vine with no resolution.

Belle and Phillip get intimate with each other. Grammar police! Was the "with each other" needed? Who else were they going to "get intimate" with? Forget it it IS DOOL, so I don't want to know.

4:49 AM

Nice work. Do they have a vacancy on the DOOL writing staff?

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

You mean it's been a couple of hours now and Tocket's test results aren't back from the Salem McDNA lab yet??

Marlena shouldn't worry about giving empty advice to her patients. Since she's only been in the office once or twice in the last twenty years how many could she have counseled?

I started laughing at ol' Tex Ritter and didn't stop until I got to the very end. Loved the Santeen letters pic and OMB getting soused. HAHAHAHA

Preuve continues to amaze!

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To cfish--I think Stefano said "Like I lost HER mother"

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my question is when it was written she walks in to the penthouse and she is in thier room.....didnt she announce while he was in the coma that she sold the penthouse????!!!!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed opportunity for a prevuism:
"Belle insists Marlena helped her patients with their grief. This is unspeakably painful for Marlena." For Marlena? What about us DOOL watchers!!!! I too wonder about the suddenly reappearing penthouse.

9:10 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

Anonymous --

Thanks, that makes a LOT more sense -- not that ANYTHING on DOOL EVER makes sense ...

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! I thought I was going crazy - so Marlena did previously say that she had sold the Condo. I haven't actually watched the show in eons so I didn't know if when Prevuze said "the condo" if it was another condo or the same one as before. Maybe she bought it back and decorated it the exact same way as before. But I guess if people can die and return so can condos. And why is Sami moving in with Marlena? She has "limited" time with Lucas and she's marrying another guy but now she wants to make sure she has a 3rd house on the side? Don't even get me started on bi-polar Belle. This will just make it easier for her to not be with her fiancé so she can be with her ex husband.
~Lisa

10:00 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

<< didnt she announce while he was in the coma that she sold the penthouse????!!!! >>

I'ts probably not the penthouse. I'm just so used to calling Marlena's house "The Penthouse" I just said that out of habit.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous dazeisdum said...

JOhn's death is cheapened by the fact that I don't really think he's dead. When Steve died, everyone knew he was gone. With all the recent resurrections, I'm not so sure John will stay dead.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Prevuze II going to be up?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Just saw some of today's episode at lunch. Since they are still on funeral stuff, I just had to add a couple of observations.

Julie lamented to Payla, "First Benji and now John?" Which reminded me, was there even a service for Benji, or did they just roll him back in the empty casket and rebury it?

I noticed when Hope blubbered about how much John made her laugh she didn't include how much fun she had with him in the submarine when she was the faux Princess Gina and he relapsed into his "pawn" days.

Gotta love DOOL.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous chaya said...

Prevuze - you id it again. You just keep topping yourself. The last picture of John .. well words fail me.

The only problem was I forgot to read this before going to work. Reading Prevuze without being able to laugh out loud is worse than watching a DOOL marathon!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Julie lamented to Payla, "First Benji and now John?" Which reminded me, was there even a service for Benji, or did they just roll him back in the empty casket and rebury it?

What about the dearly departed Andre? Stefano made such a fuss about grieving for the loss of his soldier. What kind of flag was draped on his casket…a skull and crossbones? Andre was pure unadulterated mean and so much fun to watch. He had all the best and funniest lines, and he also had such an attractive wardrobe. I’m really missing him. I wonder what he did with his stash of duct tape. With more Lucas/EJ/Sami craziness on the horizon, that tape could be very useful.

Hey, Deb, keep those spoiler and comments coming. Your comments are spot on. As usual, Prevuze is the best!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

When is Prevuze II going to be up?

AAK! I FORGOT! Sorry.

Please have mercy. I had to deal with bureaucrats today.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Hmm, just watched Prevuze II, Marlena doesn't want either Belle or Sami to stay with her? Perhaps she's going to be hiding someone-perhaps John?

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the dearly departed Andre? Stefano made such a fuss about grieving for the loss of his soldier. What kind of flag was draped on his casket…a skull and crossbones?

--Not to mention poor old Bart! He got no send-off either. Maybe Stefano went to a 2 for 1 sale at Caskets R Us and buried them both on Tony's Island....

Foo

2:27 PM  
Anonymous mudcat said...

Someone please clearify! I thought flag-draped coffins were war heros or police officers. Super spies also get that send-off?

5:57 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

TY for the Prevuze and photos and for giving me a new name to use for lucas: Suckerpunch Roberts works beautifully!

WHY, why, why was John's funeral polluted by lucas and his buffoonery and Sami and her bipolar antics??

And I take it we're back to recycling old scripts where the feel free to smack anyone you want mentality is the norm.

Gotta love it when characters turn into punks - jumping on their high horses and flapping their jaws in self-righteous indignation. Hypocrisy and selective morality just enhance the show so much. Yeah, right.

mudcat - Abe was behind John getting a police officer send off.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be off-topic, but I viewed "Deb's Map of Salem" here, for the first time. I was cheerfully looking around, when something odd dawned on me: the "safe house" was far, far away from everything else--except for the DiMera Mansion, which was curiously quite near it! Bwahahaha!

6:47 AM  

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