Monday, December 24, 2007

Flat Out Lying

Marlena lies awake in bed and flashes back to John's splatification. She jumps, exhales and picks up his picture, "How am I gonna get through Christmas without you?" Metal clanks outside. Marlena investigates.

Chloe meets Phillip back at his office. She tells him he's keeping her guessing. Phillip confronts her about the divorce. He says he found out the Viennese police would like to talk to her. He asks why.

Marlena walks into her dark living room, "Who's there?"

It seems Sami has broken in to set up a Christmas tree. "Merry Christmas, Mom," says Sami Claus. Marlena lays her Uzi aside and hugs her.

Stephanie drags Cordy to the big anniversary party. Cordy gives Kayla a present and thanks her for letting her stay with them for Christmas. Max joins the party. Hugs and backslaps abound. Stephanie goes to look for Hope. Max follows, "If you are looking for Hope, just start spreading rumors and she'll find you." He wonders what Stephanie's problem is. Stephanie says he caught her off guard when he kissed her and huffs off. Protective Daddy walks up to Max and wants to know what's going on.

Shawn tells Belle Chloe left and points out the mistletoe, "Since Chloe is gone, I'll settle for you."

Hope lurks in the restroom. Since no one else is in there telling secrets, she has to be content with remembering Belle and Chloe's conversation.

Marlena oohs and aahs over the pathetic Christmas tree Sami has set up. Sami gives her a present from Ali and Johnny. A pair of depends to match their diapers. Marlena can't believe John will never see the twins, but she needs to be strong for her children. Sami tells her she left EJ. Marlena is ecstatic. Sami tells her Lucas is "adjusting" to the situation. Marlena is concerned she hasn't heard from Brady in ages. She tried to call him but no luck. Sami decides this is serious and says she's going to call Roman.

Phillip hands Chloe the fax from the Vienna. Police are calling her a person of interest in Brady's disappearance. Chloe says she and Brady had been arguing for months.

"I guess you even drag out your arguments," says Phillip. He wants to know what they were about. It seems she wanted to come home and Brady didn't, so she "conveniently" forgot to get her visa renewed. Brady was furious and walked out. After that, Chloe came home. Phillip is skeptical about her story.

Patch has a father-to-scoundrel talk with Max. Max says he thought things were cool between him and Stephanie, but then suddenly Stephanie shut down. Patch tells him she's crazy about him.

Stephanie and Cordy meet in the restroom to go over well-trodden ground. Cordy lectures her for not telling anyone about being raped. Cordy thinks that's why Stephanie's pushing Max away. Stephanie says she can't tell him, "I don't want to be treated like a victim for all the Days Of Our Lives." She swears Cordy to secrecy.

Doug and Julie arrive. They have just flown back from Anguilla, an Island just west of Melaswen. They see Shawn and Belle kissing. Julie wants to find her own mistletoe.

Roman has arrived at Marlena's. He says the detective in Vienna is looking into things. Sami tells him about leaving EJ. Roman wishes she'd done it before she married him.

"I don't have that much sense," says Sami.

Marlena is still focused on Brady's whereabouts, "I called everywhere in Vienna. I was so desperate I even called the opera house."

Sami gasps, "Haven't you heard? Chloe is back in Salem."

Phillip can't see Brady ditching his wife over an expired visa. She claims Brady has changed. "We'll straighten this out," says Phillip. He picks up the phone, "I'll just call the cops in Vienna." Time freezes with Phillip's forefinger poised above the phone.

Patch knows the score, "Stephanie likes you. Just like in the fifth grade. But she is afraid of getting hurt again." Max doesn't blame her for being gun-shy. "I'll let you in on a secret," says Patch, "But you have to keep your mouth shut. That job at the Cheatin' Heart didn't fall into her lap. I set it up because she wanted to be near you."

Stephanie begs Cordy to keep the secret. Cordy agrees. Stephanie breaks down, "I wish I could stop feeling so..."

Cordy interrupts, "Dirty. Is that why you won't tell anyone? You're the one who told me I didn't do anything wrong. You're still the same person. What he did to us will only destroy us if we let it. So don't let it. Don't let that creep win."

Stephanie thanks her for those words of wisdom, "I needed to hear that."

Shawn thinks the party's a hit and so was Belle's speech, so she won't have to worry about Bo and Hope being mad at her anymore today.

Bo tells Hope he thinks there is a problem, "Shawn and Belle are hogging the mistletoe." He picks up some garnish off a plate on the table and holds it above their heads. A new Christmas tradition is born.

Marlena can't believe Chloe hadn't tried to contact her since she got back to town. She vows to find her and also find out what's up with Brady. Roman volunteers to use his cop-powers to get her new cell phone number.

Chloe stops Phillip from making the call. She says she can't give him details, but she's in trouble. She insists she didn't do anything, but the police just wouldn't understand. She says she tried to find Brady but couldn't.

"Did you try looking in the Alpha Chi Theta basement," asks Phillip. Chloe says she will explain when she can but wants his trust.

"Why should I trust you," asks Phillip.

"I thought we were friends," says Chloe.

Phillip says, "This reunion... you just wanted to use me." Chloe says the reason she came back is because Salem is home to her and she is scared. She didn't know where else to turn.

Phillip asks "What the hell did you do? Kill Brady?"

Her phone rings. She looks at the caller ID, "OMG, it's Marlena. And no, I did not kill Brady."

Chloe answers. Marlena says she needs to see her right away. Tonight. Marlena wants answers, "I'll expect to see you within the hour." Chloe bolts.

Bo and Hope smooch. Hope asks if the kiss is for her birthday or what. Bo kisses her, "This is for your birthday." He kisses her again, "This is for our anniversary." Another, "This is for Christmas." He thinks a moment and plants one more, "Kwanzaa. And you should see what I'm going to do for the 4th of July."

"Let the fireworks begin," says Hope.

From across the room, Doug yells, "Julie and I already beat you to it."

Shawn and Belle go over to see Kayla. As they pass, Hope wonders if they will be together as long as her and Bo.

"I hope not for his sake," says Bo.

Patch says he knows Max' reputation as a ladies' man. Max says that's ancient history. Patch says, "Let's put it this way... If you hurt my baby girl I'll come after you with something sharp."

Max says, "I take it you're not coming after me yourself, then."

Cordy assures Stephanie things will be OK and volunteers to go with her to tell Kayla.

Steve gets fresh with Kayla as the girls approach and see them talking to Max. Kayla goes after the girls as playful Patch chokes Max. Kayla catches up with the girls and senses something is wrong. She wants to drag Patch into it. Stephanie doesn't want her to. Kayla says, "Can we please go get Steve?"

Stephanie whimpers, "No! I don't want him to know."

Kayla says, "OK, now you're really scaring me." Stephanie drops the rape bomb. Hugs and tears.

Marlena paces as they all wait for Chloe. Roman gets a call from Vienna and takes it in the other room. Chloe arrives. Unfriendly Sami answers. Marlena lectures Chloe for having to chase her down. Chloe says she has no excuses. Marlena seethes and lectures. Chloe insists she doesn't know where Brady is. She tells her they had a fight and he walked out. Marlena doesn't buy it.

Stephanie hugs Kayla, bawls and tells Cordy she can take things from there. Cordy leaves. Stephanie beats herself up. Kayla tells her this isn't her fault. Kayla vows to have Bo and Roman track Ford down. Stephanie totally freaks, "You can't tell Bo and Roman and you especially can't tell Dad."

Chloe insists she doesn't know where Brady is. Marlena doesn't believe it. She asks for details about the arguments they had. Chloe just says she doesn't know where Brady went. Marlena accuses her of hiding something. Chloe denies it. Marlena yells, "Stop! Tell me where Brady is... why he's not with you... Why I can't reach him."

Roman overhears and says the Vienna police want to ask Chloe the same question.

Bo gives Hope a combo birthday – Christmas - anniversary present.

"You always were a cheapo," says Hope. She opens it and finds a fleur-de-lis necklace from her favorite French designer, Crackerjaques.

Shawn and Belle lock arms and try to drink champagne, but it's way above their level of competence. They give up, drink it the old fashioned way and vow nothing will come between them. Translation, goodbye Shawn and Belle.

Chloe says she doesn't know anything. "At least we all have something in common," says Roman. He says the Vienna police got a phone call from a neighbor who says she heard them arguing. The Vienna police investigated and found someone had ransacked the apartment. Not only that, they found traces of blood, "The Vienna police have questions they want to ask you, Chloe."

Kayla promises she won't tell Patch. She says they will get through this together.

Hope says she has always loved fleur-de-lis. Doug brings cake. They give Hope the honor of cutting it. As she does, she looks at Belle and lectures on what it takes to make a relationship work. After Hope cuts the cake, Belle drags her aside and tells her she agrees with what she said. Hope is soooo glad. Hugs.

Phillip's arrival interrupts the mutual admiration society. Deadly silence fills the room. "Happy anniversary," says Phillip.

Marlena threatens, "You're on notice if you hurt Brady."

Chloe interrupts her. Roman interrupts her interruption. He says the Vienna detective is faxing some questions to his office. Roman wants to drag her to the station.

"If I don't go," asks Chloe.

"We'll extradite you back to Austria," says Roman, "We are doing you a favor." Chloe says this is all a misunderstanding. She says she loves Brady and Marlena both. "Then you have nothing to worry about," says Roman. He and Chloe head for the cop shop.

Marlena turns to Sami, "That girl is flat out lying." Marlena just knows Brady is OK. She lost her husband and won't lose anyone else.

Phillip toasts Bo and Hope. Belle tells him to leave, "You're here because of me. There is no hope for us. Get over it. I love Shawn. You have no place in my life. Do you understand?"

"Yeah," says Phillip, "You make yourself clear. He apologizes for interrupting, wishes everyone a merry Christmas and leaves. Shawn and Belle hug. Bo and Hope stare.

Outside, Phillip stews.

And... one of our Christmas favorites...


You can watch the previews later today on our PREVUZE II website.


Anonymous moposh said...

DAYS Gets a New Claire

DAYS has hired adorable four-year-old Alina Foley, daughter of actor / comedian Dave Foley and actress wife Crissy Guerrero, to take over the role of Claire Kiriakis Brady. This means that the character of Claire has been slightly SORASed (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome). Unfortunately, this also means that the cuties who currently portray Claire, Ava and Olivia White, have been let go.

Alina was born April 16, 2003 and is only two years older than twins Ava and Oliva White. It's interesting to note that on the December 12 episode Belle announced to her high school pals that Claire just turned two in September. Now all of a sudden she'll be four right after the new year!

Alina already has an acting resume at a tender young age, since she has appeared as Leah Remini's daughter in the web series In the Motherhood this year. She will first debut as Claire on Thursday, January 3, 2008.

This sucks. I like the twins who play Claire.

6:20 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

I think it's really stupid that they're bringing on that soap star winner to play a psychic. What about Celeste???!!!! Use her. I like Celeste. We don't need any new actors on the show.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Well since this seems to be the day for spoilers, here's what's happening this week:

This year on Christmas, Max reads the Christmas Story at the hospital. He dresses as Santa, while Nick plays the elf at the hospital party. Later the Hortons gather to hang their ornaments. Look for Alice, Doug and Julie all to appear!

Lucas has to say goodbye to Allie and he leaves Sami a goodbye letter. Meanwhile, Roman tells Sami the results of the ballistics report on Lucas' gun. Lucas plans to leave the country as Sami tries to find him.

EJ gives Stefano a photo of Johnny for Christmas. Meanwhile, Stefano tells EJ he has a plan to take care of things. Later EJ is attacked by someone at the mansion! Stefano and Rolf soon learn the patient has escaped!

Ashlee Holland, winner of "I Wanna Be A Soap Star Season 4," makes her debut this week as Crystal, a psychic. Crystal tells Marlena that John is alive! Marlena later tells Hope and they go to Crystal's store to investigate her.

Stephanie finally tells Kayla that Ford raped her. Later, Crawford Decker arrives at the sorority house looking for Ford. Chelsea, Stephanie and Max have to dig up and move Ford!

Merry Christmas to all my Prevuze friends!
And may the New Year find you happy, healthy, and joyous
All the Days Of Your Lives.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Ellie said...

Thanks for a great Prevuze!

"Did you try looking in the Alpha Chi Theta basement," asks Phillip.". Laughed out loud at that one.

Wonder if Hope's new jewelry is from Kristian Alfonso's jewelry line?

6:47 AM  
Anonymous mayfield said...

What a great guy Bo is. Giving Hope a necklace that she (the actor) designed. Is there the obligatory scroll at the bottom of the screen saying you can find this necklace and others like it at www. whatever it

6:48 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

And next week Belle tells Shawn about her and Philip and he asks her for a divorce. I say she's better off without him.

And I read that Brady disappeared. So Chloe is hiding things.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Regarding Kristen's jewelry line: lots of people write in to SOD asking where they can get the necklace/earrings/etc that Hope wore on XX episode. So apparently a lot of people like her stuff. I think I saw Sami wearing the earrings a couple times.

It's a smart move to have other business ventures because you never know when Days will kill you off.

Lexie is to return next year with a big story. I'll believe that when I see it. She'll probably be back to take Theo to college.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're totally pimping Kristian's jewelry line.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous mayfield said...

I'm not dissing her jewelry line. I think she has very pretty stuff. I'm not a jewelry wearer though.

I just think it's funny that Bo's handing her something that she designed, that's all.

Moving on to other things, can't wait to see the "patient" stomping around Salem with the mummy-like bandages over his face.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Her earrings ain't cheap! Whenever I see fleur de lis, I think of Boy Scouts.

I don't blame Days for using her jewelry. I assume that when she wears her own stuff, Days doesn't have to buy it. Thus they're saving money so they can hire the soap star winner to play a much needed psychic.

If Rolf can bring someone back from the dead, why can't he help Jan? I assume she's still in a coma.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous moposh said...

How does Patch know that Steph had a crush on Max when she was in the fifth grade? Patch was AWOL.

Too bad Hope left the loo before Cordy and Steph started talking about the rape. She could have had more juicy stuff to dish.

Steph tells Kayla about the rape at the party? That's not exactly private.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

I wonder if the shameless jewelry promotion is because it's not selling so well? Hmmm....

And I was just waiting for Hope to step out of the stall when Cordy and Stephanie left.

What's with this sudden concern and outrage Marlena is showing over Brady missing? When was she ever that close to him? As I recall, when they SORAS'd him from about 5 to 35 he was the town jerk and giving Squints and Marlena nothing but trouble.

Aaaahhh...nothing like reminiscing with a few Ho Ho Ho's on Christmas Eve! Thanks, Prevuze, for the fuzzy feeling - and laughs!! :D

Merry Christmas everyone!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

So much wrong with this episode and so little space. HAHAHA

As mentioned already - you tell your Mom about being raped in the MIDDLE OF A PARTY on Christmas Eve??

Then the story of Chloe's that she wanted to go "home" and Brady didn't. First of all, Brady had to leave home to go be with her since she insisted on being in Europe for her big opera career. Second, if she were going to go home wouldn't it be with Craig & Nancy and baby sis in New York?? TLT big time!

Great Prevuze today. Started laughing at splatification and never stopped.

Merry Christmas Eve everyone.

4:14 PM  

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