Thursday, December 20, 2007

Get The Pope On The Line

Shawn and Maggie plot and scheme together at Chez Rouge. Shawn confirms that what Bo and Hope think will be an intimate little dinner will actually be a big surprise party for their anniversary. Shawn thanks Maggie as she leaves. Chloe walks up and chirps, "Hi, Shawn." Shawn gives her the cold shoulder and walks away.

She follows and asks what's wrong. Shawn grits his teeth, "You've got some guts to waltz in here after that stunt you pulled."

Belle studies her nursing book, "Distal phalanges... middle phalanx... proximal phallic... Oh, hell, I'll just call them fingers on the test. Who'll know the difference? " Phillip walks in and startles her. She sticks her middle phalanges in the air and tells him to get out. He reminds her Shawn is the one who betrayed her. Belle tells him it doesn't matter, "We shouldn't have done it in the first place. And we also shouldn't have planted the gun." Phillip thinks Shawn shouldn't have blabbed. He made Belle an accessory. Belle blows up and says she's glad Shawn told the truth and she doesn't deserve his love.

Billie arrives at Lucas' place in a rush. Lucas had told her it was an emergency with the kids, but now he says it's something else. Billie thinks maybe Lucas is upset about her conversation with Bo, "I swore to him you couldn't have tried to kill EJ. If you did, you're the worst shot in town."

"Except for the bozos who missed him completely," says Lucas.

Sami rages at EJ. She wants an annulment or a divorce. EJ reminds her of her so-called feelings and asks if that is a lie. She says him faking paralysis is a lie. Sami seethes. She's had it, "Call your father and tell him to get the Pope on the line or whomever. We are getting this marriage annulled. I want out right now."

Phillip wants to know what he can do. Belle says he can leave her alone. "I'm the only one who understands you," he insists, "Well, I understand most of your personalities, anyway." He asks why she told Shawn.

"Because Chloe told him we were in the hotel room together."

Phillip suggests, "Maybe you should be honest with him."

Belle says, "It would be a total disaster."

"Gee," says Phillip, "Wouldn't that be a shame."

Chloe rolls her eyes, "I guess it's kill the messenger time." Chloe thought Shawn would want to know about it. Shawn thinks her timing was lousy. He insists Belle isn't cheating. Chloe says Belle clearly didn't want her to know she and Phillip were in the hotel room together. She apologizes. Shawn softens, "If I had seen them at the hotel together I probably would have thought the same thing... If I could think, that is," He tells her Phillip has been going after Belle for months. He would be furious with anyone who didn't tell him if they were having an affair. Chloe changes the subject. She has good news. She has a date with Phillip tonight.

"You sure you wanna go that route," asks Shawn.

Chloe's smile fades, "That's not the reaction I wanted. I thought you'd be happy since we are friends. Am I still your friend?"

Shawn smiles, "Friends don't let friends date Kiriakis'." Chloe says she's going out with him to help Shawn. The selfless angel of mercy thinks she can distract him from Belle. She wants to get close to Phillip again. Shawn says, "Phillip isn't the same guy you used to know. Only about 2/3 of him is the same."

Sami wants the marriage over. EJ doesn't think she's in any frame of mind to make decisions. He wants to revisit the subject when she calms down. Sami says there is nothing to revisit, "I won't let you rape me again!"

EJ gets nasty. He tells her to get out, "You'll be back, though, because you need me and want me."

Lucas, the wank who couldn't shoot straight, asks Billie to be Ali's godmother. Billie is stunned. She wonders if they don't want someone else. "I want my daughter to model herself after you," says Lucas.

"After a former drug user," asks Billie.

"No," says Lucas, "After a former drug user, home-wrecker and prostitute who got it on with her daughter's boyfriend. You've had obstacles that would destroy most women. I want her to be like you." Billie would be honored. She thanks him and agrees to do it. She says she's a little scared about it, though. Lucas says she will be great. Billie has one more question, "Now that Bo knows you were at the church and knows you had a gun and now that you are looking for someone to take care of Ali... Lucas, I, want to know – are you about to get arrested?"

Lucas says no and tells her to calm down. Billie says he can tell her anything. Lucas snorts, "Oh yeah? And what happens when Bo asks you about it."

"Touché," says Billie, "But why the rush to make me Ali's godmother? You're worried. What is it?"

"I'm worried about Will," says Lucas, "He belongs here, not in Zurich. I wanna know if something happens there is someone who will take care of Ali." Billie promises to keep Ali safe.

EJ knows what he is saying frightens Sami but that's because she knows it's true. Sami chortles, "I know you're sneaky and selfish but I grew up. Now I'm a sneaky and selfish adult." She tells him to call Stefano and have him fire up the vendetta again.

EJ threatens, "If you do this, people you love will die."

"In that case," says Sami, "maybe I should fall in love with you."

Shawn says Phillip is more ruthless and manipulative than he was in high school. Chloe claims she can take care of herself. Shawn asks about Brady. Chloe says they grew apart, "People change."

"That's my point," he says. Chloe thinks maybe she will like the changes in Phillip. She appreciates Shawn's help, but not his advice, "I'd stop worrying about me and Phillip and start worrying about Phillip and your wife."

Phillip tells Belle Shawn will find out about their little romp one way or another, "Bo and Hope could turn on you if you do something they don't like... Or Kayla." He promises he won't say anything. Belle says it would kill Shawn if he found out and asks Phillip to leave. On the way out he mentions Chloe and says he asked her out.

The blood drains from Belle's face, "She left you for my brother!"

"Chloe said she wants to get back together," says Phillip.

"That would be a rebound relationship."

"The more casual the better," says Phillip, "Why do you care?"

Belle doth protest too much, "She's using you."

"Maybe I want her to use me," says Phillip, "I've decided to take your advice and get on with my life." He leaves. Belle huffs.

Shawn claims he can handle Phillip, "And the bar at the pub has the impressions of my forehead in it to prove that." He cautions Chloe to be careful with him and leaves.

Billie asks if Lucas will be taking Ali to Alice's for Christmas. He suggests maybe she could do that. Billie gasps at the horrible prospect that Lucas won't be with Ali on Christmas. Lucas says he will be with her earlier that day, but thought Billie could take her to Alice's. She asks if he wants to run this by Sami. He doesn't. He also doesn't want to hang around the Brady clan as the ex husband. He'd hate to have to compete with all the other ex-husbands. Billie agrees to do it. Hugs. Billie smooshes a teddy bear in his face and leaves.

EJ tells Sami if she walks out she is no longer protected. She says his threats don't work any more. She's going to collect the kids and get out. EJ yells, "You're doing this because I am this close to being the man you danced with on the pier."

Sami goes berserk. She rushes his wheelchair, picks up the front end and dumps it. EJ goes somersaulting backwards across the room. When he stops rolling he screams, "What did you do that for? Get me up! Get me up!"

Sami refuses. She tells him he doesn't have to pretend to be an invalid any more. Lucas comes in and asks what happened.

"It's over Lucas," cries Sami, "I'm getting a divorce."

Lucas hugs her, "That works for me." Sami says there has to be another way for their family to be safe. EJ begs them to get him up. They ignore him. Finally Lucas turns to him and sneers, "You're not getting any help form me."

Shawn comes into the pub. He had Belle share small talk about the upcoming anniversary party which will, of course, give Hope another chance to slice her to ribbons. She tells him Phillip was there. She says she didn't ask him to come but he wouldn't leave. She wanted to tell him because she didn't want him to think she's keeping anything from him, even though she is, "Shawn, talk to me. Forgive me."

Hard-hearted Shawn won't do it, "I can't. At least not yet." She goes whiney on him – she's reallyreallyreally sorry. He berates her, "You deceived me without batting an eyelash." Belle bats her eyelashes.

Phillip joins Chloe. She asks if they are going someplace romantic. Phillip says that would depend on her definition of romantic. She finishes her drink and they take off.

Belle says it wasn't easy doing what she did. But she wanted him to get into the academy. Shawn says she played right into Phillip's hand. She begs him to believe her and says she's sooooo sorry. He says, "Sorry isn't enough. Things need to change around here."

Phillip has taken Chloe to the most romantic spot in town – his office in the Titan building. Chloe is impressed with all the grandeur. She asks if work is his life. He tells her it's not everything he does. He also sits on seven other boards. Chloe is again impressed. She thinks people must think a lot of him. He says people respect power, but he has been called ruthless from time to time. "Ruthless," gasps Chloe, "I've always thought you were a teddy bear."

"I'm nobody's teddy bear."

Lucas takes bottle of water from EJ's fridge. "Help yourself," says the prone and struggling EJ. He claims Sami will be back in his bed before long, "Once the jury finds you guilty life won't be so rosy for you." Drums of doom sound in the background.

Maggie works the floor at Chez Rouge. Billie comes up to her and says she is there to talk about Lucas. Maggie has her sit down. Billie tells her about the godmother thing, "He made it sound urgent that I am there for Ali in case something happens to him."

EJ says he thinks Lucas shot him, "If I were you I'd have something stronger than water. You should think about taking up drinking again because where you are going you'll need it."

Phillip says high school was another life, "I've seen things no man should ever have to see and done things no man should ever have to do, like being married to Belle. This is all I know how to do. You need someone who can love you. I've lost the ability to love."

"I know that isn't true," says Chloe, "Because I've seen the way you look at Belle."

Belle knows they have to be honest with each other. She apologizes about the gun again. He knows she was trying to help. Hugs. They exchange perfunctory 'I love yous.' Shawn wants to make the marriage work, but there can't be any secrets, "Is there anything else you want to tell me? Belle?"

Finally, Belle breaks the silence, "Yeah. There is something else you need to know."

"Whatever it is, we can handle it," he says, "Or is there something else you haven't told me about Phillip?" Belle backs off. She says she doesn't know if she want to have any more kids.

"That's it," asks Shawn, "I thought you were going to say something much worse – like you and Phillip paid the academy to get me accepted." He thinks they had better get ready to go to Chez Rouge. He can't believe she thought he would be mad about that, "There is nothing you could do to change the way I feel about you. And I remember saying exactly the same thing to Mimi before she lied to me, too." He thanks her for trusting him, "No more secrets ever, OK?" Smiles. Shawn leaves. Belle bawls.

Phillip doesn't want to talk about Belle. Chloe says she isn't the same person she was in high school either, "I'm tired of being alone, aren't you?" Chloe moves in. Phillip doesn't mind. They hit the couch.

Maggie wonders what if Lucas is drinking again. Billie insists he's not. She isn't sure what is wrong, though. "Well," says Maggie, "If I hear anything I will let you know. And the rest of the town, too."

Sami brings the kids out. EJ says they will discuss this later. Sami says there is nothing to discuss. She and Lucas leave.

Outside, Sami tells Lucas the only thing she regrets is how long it has taken her to come to her senses. She apologizes for everything she has put him through. As Sami goes into the apartment, Lucas remembers Kate encouraging him to get out of the country.

Sami calls him. Lucas snaps out of it. She says for the first time in months she feels free and happy. She kisses him. Lucas scowls.


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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bleck.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Bleck.

Didn't like the episode? I hope it's not, as Chloe might say, "Kill the messenger time."

5:05 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Guess it must be "re-hash" Friday.

One of those episodes where nothing really happens, just everyone going over and over the same crap they've been over more times than any of us care to remember.

Sigh. So here are some spoilers for next week:

Marlena asks Chloe about her marriage to Brady. Finally? Took long enough

Crystal, a psychic, (Ashlee Holland, I Wanna Be A Soap Star) gives Marlena a message about John!Again, finally. And OMG not the "message from John in the great beyond" SL again

The annual Horton/Hospital Christmas traditions are held.Oh boy, so I wonder if only Ali will get an ornament on the Horton Family Tree.

Stephanie tells her mom about the rape.Getting tired of typing FINALLY!! But it seems to be the theme for next week

Belle denounces Phillip in public and embarrasses him.What could she possibly embarrass him with? He's already lost his leg, his face, his wife, his kid...what's left?

Belle comes clean with Shawn Oh that should be interesting.

Lucas is arrested for shooting EJ!But the big question is, how long will he stay in jail. And what's the record for the most people arrested for one crime?

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double bleck. About the episode. Not the Prevuze. Loved the pics - the MIL from Hell and 10 second love scene ones were a hoot! :)

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not all Bleck. I like Sami knocking EJ over.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

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6:44 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Got a great laugh out of Belle's purity ring picture. All the pics were funny.

Shawn claims he can handle Philip, "And the bar at the pub has the impressions of my forehead in it to prove that." That will keep me laughing all day!

I've been meaning to mention this since I heard that the Soap Star winner was going to be a psychic...I know they had to find something for her to do, but psychic? What about Celeste? Are we going to get to have a Celeste vs. Crystal smackdown with "dueling vibes"?

Thank goodness for Prevuze and my daily dose of laughter.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Yeah, I agree. this episode may be quite the sleeper, but Sami knocking EJ over should be fun!

The pictures were awesome, as usual! The purity ring was the best!
Thanks, Prevuze.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is that picture of Tony supposed to mean he is gay or Thaao is gay or what?

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I swore to him you couldn't have tried to kill EJ. If you did, you're the worst shot in town."
"Except for the bozos who missed him completely," says Lucas.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

And what are DOTW panties?

Good job Sami, do the whole ridiculous marriage/vendetta thing just long enough for your husband/son to shoot EJ and have to go to jail for the next 20 years, and THEN come to your senses...

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that island pic is from like six months ago, me thinks someone is *cough* retaliating for Marlena's separated at birth a few days ago *cough*

Nice try, but Thaao and Leann Hunley are dating in real life.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

And what are DOTW panties?

DOTW = "Day Of The Week." So, for example, since today is Thursday, Your DOTW Panties should have "Thursday" embroidered on them. A reliable source tells us Belle's DOTW panties say "Monday" today. We have no idea what Shawn's DOTW panties say.

7:32 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

Shawn's DOTW panties probably say "TODAY" ...

8:05 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

The blood drains from Belle's face, "She left you for my brother!"

"Chloe said she wants to get back together," says Phillip.

"That would be a rebound relationship."

"The more casual the better," says Phillip, "Why do you care?"

Belle doth protest too much, "She's using you."

"Maybe I want her to use me," says Phillip, "I've decided to take your advice and get on with my life." He leaves. Belle huffs.[

Poor Belle, now Chloe gets to use Phillip instead of her.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before Belle tells Shawn about the night they slept together and at the same time - Phillip and Chloe will have started a relationship? Will Belle be left out in the cold, alone?

They did the SAME friggin'? thing when Shawn left Mimi and Belle and Phillip were still together - then Shawn hooked up with 'Weeping Oak Tree'....

Next will see Phillip and Shawn fighting for Chloe's affection.... Wouldn't that be a hoot? - What a 'welcome home' present for Chloe...

And 'lo and behold' ("Ta Daaaa", the angels sing...) Sami finally realizes this whole thing is stupid? Duh? And you're right - just in time for Lucus to be hauled off th prison - so predictable... C'mon writers - how about 'stunning' us again with something out of the blue- (like you did by shockingly taking John)...?
I guess the whole plan of theirs to try and make EJ more human-like (with feelings) didn't work with viewers. I guess I liked it better when he AND Sami were doing the plotting together... (Pre-Rape). Having HER at odds with him (and having Lucas as an accompliss) doesn't sit well with me.

As much as I give the writer's credit for pulling off - Sami turning good and respectful... (and the viewers being able to buy it) - I have to admit - she's become boring! She's one of those you love to see - being bad...
Maybe once Lucas goes to jail (or Switzerland) she can turn back to the 'Dark Side. And who knows maybe then people will be more accepting of her and EJ together... or not!!! LOL!!!


Billi is the Godmother? Oh please, don't even go there... Billi needs to be taking care of a baby like... like... I need a mohawk and purple hair! Chelsea is still her baby and even though there's no dirty diapers to change - she certainly is a handful...

Thanks Prevuze for the GREAT writings... Funny pictures too! Loved the Rusty 'Ol Purity Ring - priceless!

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get the whole Billi as Godmother thing either, but more because of the way she took it - like she is going to be the one taking care of Ali if something happens to Lucas....uh, what about the baby's MOTHER? I know Sami is very busy, but couldn't she step up and take care of her own children for a change?!?!?

9:46 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Late in the day, but I am finally watching yesterdays episode, and had an OMG OMG OMG moment.

The "soldier" in the basement is:
BENJI!!!

Stefano was sitting there going on and on about restoring the Dimera name etc. AND the guy under the sheet had white feet. So it's NOT Tek.

I still believe the mystery woman is Vivian. But another thought crossed my mind, what if it is
Stefano's mother??

She made Santo's life a living Hell after he came back from Galaway, so that would be enough to make Stefano bitter.

Any thoughts? Anyone?

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Background on Belle's panties:

Shelle 1.0 (JC/KS) were going to have sex for the first time. When Shawn saw Belle's Days of the Week (DOTW) panties, he laughed. He thought they were funny. Belle was not amused. She went ballistic. Shelle did not have sex that day. They had a big fight instead. (Okay, so it was really Belle throwing a hissy fit and Shawn going, "HUH?" But I digress.)

It was the beginning of the end for Shelle. The moment they Jumped the Shark, you could say.

Belle later gave up her virginity to Philip BEFORE they were married. Which was really funny since she made such a big deal out the purity rings with Shawn.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

A couple of you stole my thoughts on Sami before I could post my comment - that maybe it's a good thing they've confiscated Lucas' gun! Because after hearing Sami say 10,000 times this was the ONLY way to end the vendetta and then she suddenly does a 180 AFTER you're going to be arrested wouldn't you feel like shooting her, too? HAHAHAHA

Isn't a godmother/godfather usually a friend instead of a relative? Billie is already Ali's aunt. I don't know how that works.

Great Prevuze today!

10:44 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

Deb -
I can't imagine even Stefano referring to his own mother as his "nemesis". Besides, she'd be like what, 80 years old or something? The more I keep thinking about it, the more I'm convinced it's Daphne back from the dead. She could have some really good dirt on old Stefano, and she did "stick it to him" when they were together. Too bad, though, that if they do bring Daphne back it can't be played by the same actress (Madlyn Rhue died in 2003).

I like your theory about the soldier being Benjy, but what kind of "work" do you think Rolf was doing on him? I got the impression that it was some kind of facial plastic surgery. Maybe he is turning "him" into a "her" -- so we can finally get to see this Caroline Bielskis who was supposed to be TWIB.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

I'm watching today's episode and just have to vent.

I can see what's going to happen now. In today's actual episode EJ gave Sami a chance for a deal - she moves to his apartment full time and sleep with him and he'll not press charges against Lucas. (Legally, I don't believe you can do that. Attempted murder is something that state takes pretty seriously. THEY are the one that levies the charges. With the evidence that the bullet in EJ came from Lucas's gun, they don't need EJ's cooperation. Of course, the Salem legal system seems to work in another universe as well.) Be that as it may - big argument today and tomorrow. Sami is DONE WITH EJ. Lumi are happy, happy. The minute the word comes out that Lucas IS the alleged shooter, Sami will have to flash-back to the offer about a bazillion times and after another bazillion conversations with Lucas, Doc, the rest of Salem about whether to do it or not, she'll go back to EJ and make the deal. What a waste of time!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Belle "give up her virginity" to Shawn in the barn, where the fire happened and they both lost their memories of the event ever happening?

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Applecheeks, in the world of soaps if someone doesn't press charges that means the person can't be prosecuted at all. Happened in Passions all the time.

Soap rules, like evil twins, and who's the daddy.

12:06 PM  
Blogger cfish said...

Okay, okay, I get the "Shawn Brady Doofus of the Year" award. I can't believe I've been so dense about TWIB. Even though they said it was Marlena (we know how THAT goes!), I keep waiting for this Caroline Bielskis to show up as a new character. All of a sudden it dawned on me today that she isn't going to be playing a new character -- she was just a "stand-in for Deidre Hall as Marlena during the EJAMI wedding episode. DUH! They just cast an actress who has approximately the same build as Deidre to shoot the WIB scene because they didn't want anyone to recognize her as Marlena, but wanted to be able to reveal later that it was.

OMG, do I feel stupid. And all of you were just too polite to point out my stupidity to me. What nice people. After this major bit of idiocy, I may never post again -- I'll be too ashamed!!!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous not anonymous said...

You mean a J&M fan was been retalitory by submitting a 5 month old pic bashing an actor? Surely you can't be serious!

I think we all know that LeeLee and Lola got slipped The Package on numerous occasions. ;-)

9:05 PM  
Anonymous mudcat said...

Isn't a godmother/godfather usually a friend instead of a relative?

Bulldog,
A godparent can be either friend or family; their function is to provide moral guidance.
Billie is an adequate choice (as she is now). Sidenote: Shawn and Mimi as godparents to Claire were a VERY poor choice.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that too. LeeLee and Lola sure didn't seem to mind sharing The Package. There's plenty for both of them. :-)

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belle lost her virginity to Philip prior to Frozen!Barn!Sex! with Shawn. That's why Claire was originally believed to be Philip's child. Phelle had sex before they were married. Belle discovered she was pregnant shortly after the wedding, and Shelle didn't remember their roll in the hay.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: exactly when Belle lost her virginity.

I'm so confused.

I'm going to have to dig thru the archives to remember this one!

2:55 PM  

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