Thursday, January 31, 2008

May You Rot In Hell Part Deux

The group in Ireland stands around the cranky old woman. Marlena just can't believe it's Colleen. The rest pipe in with their disbelief. The old woman insists she really is Colleen Brady.

The tweenies reconnoiter at the pub. They debrief about their recent meeting with Crawford. "He has one mission in life," says Max, "To see someone pay for his son's death."

But my credit card is maxed out," whines Chelsea.

Stephanie says it's Ford's own fault he died. And they didn't mean for Max to be involved. Max says he still can make a deal with Crawford. Chelsea thinks the deal he wanted to make didn't involve Max. She thinks maybe she shouldn't have said anything in the first place. Nick tells her she did the right thing. Just to make things more interesting, Crawford comes into the pub. He swaggers over to their table, "I just came from the morgue. I saw Ford's body. It was terrible. It was... it was... shaped like a cylinder. I've had a change of heart."

Sami bounces they crying Ali. Sami thinks she may have a cold, but hopes it's not the flu.

Lucas calls. He asks which one of the babies is crying. Sami tells him it's Ali. She rants at him for not being there, but of course blames herself, "I caused this but I feel like I want to hate you."

Bo challenges the crusty old coot. She claims she really is Colleen Brady. She's heard Sami is the spitting image of her when she was younger and is pleased about that, "Over the years, may love for Santo held me together and tore me apart at the same time."

Colleen tells them what happened after they thought she killed herself. It's more or less the Reader's Digest version. She wanted everyone to think she killed herself, but to do that would have been a mortal sin, so she didn't jump. She ran and hid and Santo went back to his life with his wife and son. Her hope of a future with him was dashed. She heard Santo never smiled for one day after that and Stefano bore the brunt of his father's pain, "And Stefano blamed me for all the days of his life."

Max reminds Crawford of his deal. Crawford slugs down a shot of booze and says maybe he can't win but he can make Chelsea's life hell. Max reminds Crawford of the girls Ford raped. "There is no proof he did that," says Crawford, "but there is proof he is dead." He thinks the victim was Ford. Stephanie says they didn't want to kill him, they just wanted him to stop hurting people.

Crawford rants at Chelsea, "Somehow you lured him to the house. He never would have come there on his own, so that's another piece of evidence against you."

Chelsea says Ford was arrogant. She denies she pushed him. Crawford says, "I'm going to the DA. I'm going to have him press full charges. May you rot in hell for what you did."

Crawford storms out. Nick consoles Chelsea.

Sami rants at Lucas, "I still love you but I want to kill you." As she rants she discovers EJ standing at the door. She tells Lucas she can't talk anymore and hangs up. "How long have you been standing there," she bellows, "What are you doing here?"

EJ remains calm, "I live here... for the moment."

"What does that mean," snorts Sami.

"Our situation has changed dramatically," says EJ, "We're going to start working with a good script and a real plot."

Colleen says Santo's love was merely a memory to her. Stefano was consumed with hate for all his life. He held Colleen responsible. Colleen insists by faking her death she gave Santo back his life, "In other words I saved him the torture of living with a nasty old nag like me."

Bo isn't buying it, "Does anybody believe her?" Some do, some are skeptical. Colleen gets in Bo's face and screams, "I'm Colleen Brady. I'z barn with that name. It's the name I'll carry to me very last breath." Bo hopes that last breath comes sooner rather than later.

The brat throws a fit. Nick tries to console her but she beats him away, "Would you feel differently if Mr. Decker were threatening you?"

"No."

Billie rushes in with Kate. She knows Chelsea didn't do it and thinks Crawford knows deep down she didn't either. Kate tells the group she knows how to help Chelsea as she drags her out of the pub, "Bloomingdale's is having a sale." Billie follows.

Guards bring Lucas into Roman's office. He says he has something to tell Roman, "I want to confess. I did it. I shot EJ in the back. I was trying to kill him. I don't want a trial, just time served. All I ask is you get me in the same cell with Carmine."

Colleen insists it's the truth. Afterward she moved to another part of Ireland, changed her name and became a seamstress. She didn't stay in Ireland. She went to South America. She never got married. "I worked making clothing. I started by making clothes for the children. Then the women liked my work so much they asked me to start making clothes for them. Then I also started making men's clothes. One thing led to another and the business grew. I found out I had a knack for finances, too, so I changed my name to Levi-Strauss, started a company and made a nice chunk o' change." She says she only recently found out she had relatives in Salem. She asks all their forgiveness, but says she took something of theirs. Colleen summons Crystal, who stands at the door and motions for Claire.

EJ says they are there so they can be safe from Stefano. He tells her Stefano is no longer a threat. "What," asks Sami, "Is he dead? I doubt that. He's pretended to be dead so many times he probably has his own drawer at the morgue."

Kate and Billie take Chelsea to see Victor. They tell him about Ford and the fact that Crawford is trying to put Chelsea in prison. "Consider the matter taken care of," says Victor.

Chelsea asks, "Just like that?"

"Just like that."

A stenographer records things as Lucas makes his confession. Abe tells him he's doing the right thing. They will have it typed up and Lucas can sign it. Abe asks why he is doing this. "Sami loves me but wants to kill me," explains Lucas, "I look at it as protective custody."

Abe says most people don't plead guilty without a deal. He thinks there is something more. Lucas says he talked to Sami. She knows he's guilty and there is no reason wasting the taxpayers money, "It won't be a life sentence."

"It's not a picnic either," says Roman. Lucas says all he can hope for is that the judge will be lenient.

Stephanie thanks Max for standing up for them. Nick leaves. Stephanie thinks Max really handled Crawford. "If helping you isn't the right thing to do," says Max, "then lock me up."

Claire runs to Belle. Shawn joins in the joyful family hug. John wanders as Colleen smiles. "You win some you lose some," says Claire.

John slides the knife into his hand. Marlena walks over and reminds him Claire is his granddaughter. John retracts the knife, "How nice."

Bo goes over to Colleen and says she has some 'splainin to do.

Victor gets off the phone and tells Chelsea, "It's all taken care of."

"Just like that?"

"Just like that."

"What is it, again, you do for a living," asks Chelsea.

"I'm a businessman," says Victor, "That's all you need to know. It's best not to dig too deeply."

Billie thanks him. "Anything for Chelsea," says Victor.

Chelsea asks another favor, "You know... Max sort of moved Ford's body."

"Sort of...," asks Victor.

Chelsea comes clean and tells him the tale of Max the body-snatcher. Victor says if Max is charged he won't get much more than a slap on the wrist, but there isn't much he can do for him.

Bo lectures Colleen for taking Claire. Hope piles on. Colleen rants and says she had to do it because she feared Stefano. Bo and Hope assure her they already know Stefano is a sociopath. She didn't have to take Claire to convince them of that. Bo threatens to press charges. Colleen defends herself, "I had to protect her. I felt that way about protecting everyone from Salem. Everyone. Including Brady. Brady Black."

Stephanie and Max sit at a booth. Stephanie gushes, "You are awesome when we need you."

"What do you mean 'when WE need you,'" asks Max, "How about you?"

"OK," says Stephanie, "When I need you. You are the only one who would have been dumb enough to help with Ford."

Billie and Chelsea come back into the pub. Chelsea tells Max and Stephanie about Victor making one phone call and getting her off the hook, "Unfortunately, Max, Victor said he couldn't do much to help you."

EJ tells Sami about Stefano's coma, "They say he's catatonic, vegetative."

"They don't know how this happened," asks Sami.

"All they know is he was watching DOOL," says EJ, "Lexie could do more tests, but Tony and I agree with her that we shouldn't. We are going to send him to a state sanitarium and he will be there until he meets his maker."

"Imagine that meeting," says Sami.

Ali's crying interrupts. EJ shushes her and she quiets down. He tells Sami he really regrets following in Stefano's footsteps. Sami understands, "You can't go back and change the past, EJ."

"No," he agrees, "Unless you're a DOOL writer. But I can be a better man for you and the children." Ali cries again and EJ picks her up and bounces her. Ali adds motion sickness to her list of ailments. Sami asks if they get to go home now. EJ says that's what it looks like. He continues to bounce Ali as Sami gets a call from Lucas.

Sami isn't in any mood to talk to Lucas, but he begs, "I want you to come and visit me and bring Ali so I can say goodbye."

Crawford arrives at Victor's place. Victor has him come in and sit down, "There has been a misunderstanding."

Colleen says she does not have Brady. She doesn't know where he is. She asks Chloe if she knows. Chloe says no and walks off. Phillip follows. "I pray no evil has befallen him," says Colleen.

"What evil could be worse than being a part of this wacko bunch," asks John.

Marlena reminds John Brady is his son. John don' give a flip.

Hope and Bo ask why Colleen had to kidnap Claire and Brady. "For safekeeping," says the old crank, "That's alll I'm goin' t'say right now."

John stares the stare of the damned. He drops the knife into his hand again as everyone gathers around Claire. Marlena comes over to John and they lock eyes.

Outside, Chloe cries. Phillip comes up to her but she walks off. Inside, John approaches Colleen and sits across from her. Pan in on Colleen.


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16 Comments:

Blogger Deb said...

Well, we finally get to find out what happened with Colleen, and it ends up being pretty much everything we predicted.
Not that we aren't just that good, LOL, but it would have been nice to have at least one plot twist or two.

I wonder how the original writers would have handled the "Colleen is alive" SL?

Kate and Billie take Chelsea to see Victor. They tell him about Ford and the fact that Crawford is trying to put Chelsea in prison. "Consider the matter taken care of," says Victor.

Chelsea asks, "Just like that?"

"Just like that."


And just to make sure we didn't get it the first time.

Victor gets off the phone and tells Chelsea, "It's all taken care of."

"Just like that?"

"Just like that."

Billie thanks him. "Anything for Chelsea," says Victor.


Since when does Victor care about Chelsea? Since when does Victor even know who she is?
Where was he when she was having all those problems after Zak died?
Have these writers ever even watched the show????

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I saw Ford's body. It was terrible. It was... it was... shaped like a cylinder.

Prevuze, it’s much too early to laughing this hard!!! My sides ache, and it’s your fault!!!

Crawford slugs down a shot of booze and says maybe he can't win but he can make Chelsea's life hell.

Go get her Crawford! This will be payback for Chelsea making all the viewers’ lives hell.

He tells her Stefano is no longer a threat. "What," asks Sami, "Is he dead? I doubt that. He's pretended to be dead so many times he probably has his own drawer at the morgue."


What’s this? A truly inspired line penned by a DOOL writer? Are you sure this shouldn’t have been in italics?

Hmmm, Lucas is actually going to the slammer, and Sami is supposed to show up with her sick daughter for a final visit. Hopefully, Ali doesn’t projectile vomit all over him. That could be a really messy send off.

This sounds like an entertaining episode. Prevuze was stellar as usual with far too many Prevuisms to mention. I loved the photos especially the one with Anna threatening to emasculate Tony.

5:33 AM  
Anonymous tnchargerfan said...

I'm just glad there's a Victor sighting tomorrow. Never mind the fact that he never seems to have had the first thing to do with Chelsea before now.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Forgot to "TOOT" today!!

Actually if you want an "alternate" Whatever Happened To Colleen SL, check out my blog.

These Are The Daze Of Our Lives

6:22 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Other than the fact that it wouldn't have given the quarrelsome quartet a reason to jet off to Ireland, why did Colleen snatch Claire? Looks like Ciera would have been more at risk from Stefano given the fact that she's Bo & Hope's daughter.

I wonder if Stephano knows Jawn is his half-brother? He found out Colleen was alive and in South America, but did he know she had a kid and who it was? And will the writers even think to 'splain that one to the audience?? LOL

Laughed my way through Prevuze as usual. Great pictures.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

He tells her Stefano is no longer a threat. "What," asks Sami, "Is he dead? I doubt that. He's pretended to be dead so many times he probably has his own drawer at the morgue."

What’s this? A truly inspired line penned by a DOOL writer? Are you sure this shouldn’t have been in italics?


It's a scary thing when the DOOL writers start coming up with good stuff, isn't it?

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad some one else is confused about the Chelsea Victor relationship. Just another confusing factor from the DOOL writers.

So when Colleen and John look at each other, will she call him "Son" and everybody in the room will gasp??

Great Prevuze as always.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Not that any of it makes any sense but at least they tossed in that line about Colleen not knowing what was going on because she was in South America. Still, if she didn't know what a threat Stefano was until she got this old why didn't she try to at least get in contact with OMB over the decades?

Glad to see Victor even if it is probably for one episode.

Loved Colleen founding Levis and especially Ford's cylinder-shaped corpse. HAHAHAHAHA Excellent Prevuze today! :D

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Tamsin said...

I'm not confused by the Chelsea/Victor relationship. Bo is Victor's son. That makes Chelsea Victor's granddaughter.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Volcano said...

Thank you Tamsin... I am glad someonese gets the connection between Victor and Chelsea

8:52 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Volcano, I GOT the relationship between Chelsea and Victor, I am the resident Salem Genealogist you know.

But I don't understand why he's suddenly taking such an interest in her.
He was all over Claire, "Oh my grand-daughter this, and my grand-daughter that" and he has helped Shawn more than once.
But I think this is the first time he has even shown the slightest bit of interest in Chelsea.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too knew the biological relationship with V and C, but it isn't like they see each other or communicate on a regular basis. C herself didn't think of running to him for help. She had to ask him what he did for a living, not the closest relationship.

I read a spoiler that Shawn and Belle are going to be gone from the show for awhile, thank goodness.
And that Victor steps up and save's Bo's life, so hopefully Victor will be on the show more in Feb.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved this:
"Our situation has changed dramatically," says EJ, "We're going to start working with a good script and a real plot."

Boy wouldn't it be nice it that were true! We can certainly dream, right?

Thanks Prevuze - loved it all as usual!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite frankly, I am really disappointed in the new writing. I was hoping that all these story lines would drag on for months, if not years, only to not really have a resolution to anything...just to keep changing the plot. But NOOOO, they had to go and wrap everything up. And so neatly at that!
and on a side note:

I wonder if Isabelle will reappear to. maybe she isnt really dead, maybe Colleen wanted to save her too. And John will remember her, and not Marlena, and then there will be that little triangle..
hmmm

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

In fact, when Chelsea and Nick where helping Shawn and Belle escape with Claire to Canada(??) she was told to beware of Victor. I remember someone explicitly told her that helping Shelle would earn her the wrath of Victor though she seemed incredulous that Victor would harm her because she was his granddaughter.

With that out, I like the Victor thing. It's a bit cheesy and quick wrap up but I like when they actually behave like a family. I like when everyone was nicer to Sami.

Plus, I like Victor and Philip.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous carol said...

I also am a Victor fan.Really liked it when he and Kate were going at it. Unfortunately they show very little of him, maybe he is too expensive. I like Phillip with Belle they at least have some chemistry.She will (Belle)proably come back from Ireland with her R.N.
So glad the sorority stuff is wrapping up. Just wish some how the girls could have gone to class and learned something other than how to party and not get caught murdering people.
Poor John to find his mother and lose her in such a short time and still have to be married to Marlena. So tragic.:)

2:34 PM  

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