Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Whistler's Mother

I-Felta & Co. are gathered at the cop shop. The whiz kids decide they are in trouble. Billie lectures them for not coming to her before things got out of hand, but she figures without a body the cops have nothing, "In most circles, this is known as Habeas Corpus," says Billie, "On DOOL, we refer to it as Habeas Crapus."

The girls strategize (I use the term loosely). Chelsea and Morgan argue. Chelsea just won't hear of any more shenanigans. Of course, since she let the cat totally out of the bag, that wouldn't do much good anyway. Stephanie calls Max. She tells him where they are, "OK, I'll tell them." Stephanie hangs up and says, "Max will never tell where he put the body."

A leaking hydraulic line delayed Phillip's plane. The boys argue about who should have known what and when. The girls try to break it up and say they want to focus on Claire. Belle broods. Shawn stares. Chloe wonders if they will find Brady there, too. She flashes back to telling Phillip about her and Brady.

Bo fakes an Irish accent as Hope decides they are lost. Hope definitely did not leave her nagging skills in the States. Bo is confused about which side to drive on. A passing semi refreshes his memory. Hope checks the map and thinks they are near a pub where they could get a great serving of gooseberry crumble. Her phone rings. It's her direct line to Interpol. They inform her their intelligence has figured out Crystal is in a town called New Ross. Hope tries to figure out what "New Ross" spelled backwards means.

John and Marlena enter a nearly empty pub. John announces that it's the St. Obbin Bed and Breakfast in New Ross. John says this is Obbin's hometown, "The target is here. I can feel it."

Marlena says, "That's not the target. You're leaning against the radiator. Maybe they're around back."

John says, "Stay here. I'll have a look."

Marlena says, "No. You're not getting out of my sight."

"It always was nearly impossible to get away from you," mumbles John.

"What did you say," says Marlena, "I didn't hear you."

"I'm right by your side," says John.


Marlena remembers her threat to take him down with meds if he gets out of hand. She clutches her purse and follows him.

A proprietor comes out. His buddy Igor follows. The proprietor asks if he can help. John asks about a room. The proprietor claims they are full. John asks if he can have a look around. They tell them to get out. Igor makes a few grunting sounds. John wonders if they are hiding something.

Hope yammers directions. Bo absorbs some of it. She says it's 35 kilometers to New Ross, "So how much is that in miles?"

"That's about 20 miles," says Bo.

"My metric converter says it's 50 miles," says Hope.

"That's if you're using dog-kilometers," says Bo.


Tense times reign on the plane. Belle wonders why Shawn keeps looking at her. "I'm a glutton for punishment," says Shawn. He and Phillip bicker. Belle wonders why things aren't settled between Shawn and Phillip as her IQ approaches absolute zero.

Billie says the main concern is to keep the girls out of prison. "We screwed up," says Stephanie, "That doesn't make us criminals."

"Why do I feel like one," asks Chelsea.

Billie tells them to stay calm and quiet. She tells them they don't have to answer Roman's questions without an attorney. Crawford and Roman join them. Roman is somber, "I hate to do this but... the DA signed an arrest warrant. Chelsea will be charged with the murder of Ford Decker."

Billie stands up for Chelsea. Crawford says he will leave the matter of her innocence or guilt up to the courts. Stephanie steps in and defends Chelsea. Crawford goes off the deep end, "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING MORE FROM YOU, SLUT!"

Roman comes to Stephanie's defense. Stephanie rages, "Ford came from you. He probably learned it from you. How many women have you raped, Mr. Decker?"

Roman thanks everyone for acting like adults. He calms Stephanie down and repeats his threat to Crawford. He'll throw him in jail if he has to.

Chelsea whines and says she didn't murder Ford. Crawford doesn't buy it.

Belle moves Chloe and sits by Shawn. "What can I do to settle this," she asks, "I love you and want to be with you, but you have to understand I still care about Phillip."

"I don't sleep with everybody I care about," says Shawn.

"I screwed up, OK," says Belle.

"UP has nothing to do with this," says Shawn, "I believe it was Phillip.

Bo is worried about Chelsea. Hope is too, but thinks she will be OK. She wants to focus on finding Claire. Bo followed her directions and they are lost again. They bicker about directions. Hope decides they are going the wrong way. Bo figures she had the map upside down. Salem's finest continues to argue about how to read a map and drive on the right... left... correct side of the road. Bo's phone mercifully interrupts. He listens, hangs up and announces that the New Ross police have lost Crystal.

"I didn't know there was another police force as incompetent as the SPD," says Hope. Bo decides they will go door-to-door to find her if they have to.

Belle insists she was weak. Shawn doesn't think weakness is an excuse. Belle figures that strategy won't work so she says she slept with Phillip because of unresolved feelings. She pours out her love for Shawn. She loves him and only him, "Shawn, I love you... and I want to build a life with you and Claire and any other kids we might have."

Chloe and Phillip soak it in.

Marlena thinks they need to go. John thanks the boys for their help, "Your Irish hospitality is warming the cockles of my heart."

"I love it when you talk dirty," says Marlena.

John and Marlena leave. The boys make sure they are gone and head to the back. John and Marlena double back and sneak upstairs.

Chelsea claims innocence. The girls gang up on Crawford. Billie tells them to shut up. Roman seconds that idea. The audience cheers. Roman and Crawford get into it. Stephanie jumps in with another shot, "Your son was an evil predator!"

Suddenly, Billie has an idea...

Chloe takes Phillip to the compartment up front, "I just thought you didn't need to hear all that coming from Belle and Shawn."

"Nobody deserves to have to listen to that," says Phillip.

Belle goes back to brooding. Shawn comes over and says he loves her but he can't buy everything she is saying. He doesn't know how he is supposed to trust her anymore. Belle says she loves him and only him, today, and even loved only him when she was married to Phillip. Shawn says she has to be held responsible for her decisions. He thinks Belle and Phillip would be together if Claire were Phillip's daughter.

Hope drives. Bo stares at her and smirks. It's not very often he gets to sit and stare at his beautiful wife when her mouth isn't moving. He still sees the girl he fell in love with. Hope thinks being in the country of his ancestors has made him soft in the head. Bo assures her his head is soft no matter where he is.

We go through a series of flashbacks of their wonderful life together... Bo and Hope meeting... Their wedding... Skinny dippin' in the lagoon... Flying in a balloon... Bo doing Billie in the pit... Hope romping with Patrick on the beach...

"How close are we," asks Hope.

"Very close."

John and Marlena continue to sneak around.

Crawford suggests Chelsea plead guilty and tell them where the body is. Roman asks what Billie thinks. Billie thinks they might be able to work something out. Her plan: Chelsea will not plead guilty. She reminds Crawford he has no evidence and no proof of Chelsea's guilt, "You can't win. If you drop the charges, we will produce the body."

Stephanie screams, "NO!" I wonder what part of 'shut up' confuses her.

Chloe comes back out and asks, "Are you guys done?"

"Yeah," says Shawn. He leaves. Chloe sits beside Belle, "You know you're jerking them both around."

"What else do you do with a couple of jerks?"

Shawn tells Phillip he's tired of this. "Tired of what," says Phillip, "Hating me?"

"No," says Shawn, "This monotonous plot. I don't hate you. I'm ticked off."

Phillip sees an opening. He thinks it over, "I banged his wife and he's 'ticked off.' The guy is dumber than I thought." He turns to Shawn, "I can handle 'ticked off.'"

"So can I," says Shawn.

Chloe insists she had nothing to do with Brady's disappearance. She loves him. "Do you," asks the ever-poignant Belle.

Shawn and Philip decide they are a lot alike. "We certainly have the same taste in women," says Phillip.

Bo gets back in the car. He tells Hope he found someone who saw a woman carrying Claire into a bed & breakfast near there.

Roman is on the phone as Billie appeals to Crawford. Crawford rants, "I know it won't bring Ford back, but someone has to pay."

Roman gets off the phone, "The DA will agree to the deal if Mr. Decker will."

Crawford goes uber-dramatic on us, "Mr. Decker says... ... ... the end of time approaches... ... "No deal!"

Phillip tells Shawn he knows they both love Belle, "But she is your wife. I just borrow her from time to time."

Belle accuses Chloe of trying to sink her claws into Shawn. Chloe reminds her she sunk her claws into Phillip. Chloe knows Phillip will get over Belle. Belle wonders how Chloe feels about Shawn. Chloe says she cares for Shawn but knows he is Belle's husband.

Belle says she loves Shawn with all her heart. She doesn't want anyone else for the moment. Chloe insists she wants Brady back. So that settles it. Belle and Shawn will be together, Chloe and Brady will be together. Phillip is in the toilet.

Phillip says he knows Belle will choose Shawn. The boys shake and decide it's time to go get Claire.

John and Marlena continue to sneak around the bed and breakfast. John eyes a used dinner tray as they head into a room. Marlena decides the room is empty, but John checks it out, "Not that I don't trust you or anything."

Bo and Hope come in downstairs. Bo gets a call from Shawn. He gives the phone to Hope, who tells Shawn they are getting close. She tells him they are in New Ross.

Crawford doesn't see any reason to take any kind of a deal. He gets in Chelsea's face, "You're going to jail."

Stephanie steps in and says she is a victim of Ford's, but won't be one of Crawford's victims. She says she will testify and tell the world what a creep Ford was. Cordy backs her up. Morgan says she has the same stories she can tell. They ask if that's what Crawford wants his son's legacy to be. Crawford eases up. Roman asks what he wants to do. Crawford just wants to know where the body is. We pan across the line of girls.

Hope tells Shawn they are at St. Obbin's bed and breakfast. Bo takes the phone and tells Shawn the witnesses said Claire looked fine. Shawn hangs up and the fearsome foursome heads for New Ross. Meanwhile, the plane goes into its landing pattern.

The proprietor and his goon come back into the bed and breakfast.

John creeps into the room. Marlena asks him to look into her eyes. John stares his nouveau squintless stare. Marlena asks, "Are you going to kill someone?"

John unzips his jacket, "No. Go ahead. Frisk me." Marlena gives him the once over, head to toe. "Oh," moans John, "Do it again."

"Not that I don't trust you," says Marlena. Marlena moves into the next room. John deadpans and lifts a butcher knife off of the tray.

Crawford once again asks where the body is. He says if they tell him, he will have the DA drop the charges. The girls whine in unison, "But we don't know where the body is."

In steps Max the body-snatcher, "I know. I'm the one who took him away.

Bo tells the proprietor and Igor he's looking for Crystal. The boys hesitate, but up at the top of the stairs Crystal says, "It's all right. You can look around but you're already too late."

John and Marlena enter the next room and discover an old woman in a rocking chair. Marlena gasps, "Whistler's Mother! "


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22 Comments:

Blogger cfish said...

I think I figured the way out of the "Ford Fiasco" -- they'll do an autopsy and find out that he had a brain aneurysm (or some other previously undetected and immediately fatal condition) and would have died no matter where he was or what he was doing. Of course, that doesn't explain how they'll get out of the "abuse of a corpse" charges that SHOULD be filed, but at least it's a start!!!!!

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"habeaus crapus"---nuff said.


dazeisdum

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY love the picture of Caroline and Pee Wee Herman! I still think he got a raw deal...Also loved Bope flashbacks on their life together..."Bo doing Billie in the pit... Hope romping with Patrick on the beach..."Can't wait to FINALLY see Colleen. Hopefully they go someplace with that story and not just flush it down the toilet. For those of us who have been watching since the beginning of DOOL, this should be a good payoff for all these years of wondering why the Brady's and DiMera's were feuding, but sadly, I don't think that's what will happen. :(

5:45 AM  
Anonymous I challenge you to a DOOL said...

Crawford goes uber-dramatic on us, "Mr. Decker says... ... .. the end of time approaches ... ... "No deal!"

Howie Mendel turns to the camera: Which one of these girls has the case with the grand prize, your son's body? We'll find out on DOOL or No DOOL, right after I fire my agent for putting me on another crappy show.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Marlena remembers her threat to take him down with meds if he gets out of hand.

She also remembers the orange sunshine she took in her hippie days and wishes she had some of that stored in her purse. Better living through drugs. Marlena is curbing John’s aggressive behavior with a dime bag.

Chloe takes Phillip to the compartment up front, "I just thought you didn't need to hear all that coming from Belle and Shawn."

"Nobody deserves to have to listen to that," says Phillip.


Ain’t that just the truth!

Phillip says he knows Belle will choose Shawn. The boys shake and decide it's time to go get Claire.

Is this how this ridiculous storyline is going to end…with a handshake? Now, if only Chelsea could shake Crawford’s hand and make that mess go away. Chelsea is going through a major crisis, and her father is trading quips with Hope on their bed and breakfast tour through Ireland.

John and Marlena enter the next room and discover an old woman in a rocking chair. Marlena gasps, "Whistler's Mother! "

…or “Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother”. Very good Prevuze, and very funny!!!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Is this how this ridiculous storyline is going to end…with a handshake?

I would say that's doubtful if Shawn and Belle were going to stick around. They've taken us down this road before. I almost made some refernce to the dialogue being the same as when the three stooges were on the crippled boat just off of Tinda Lao, and all made a pact to live in peace and harmony for all the days of their lives. We saw how long that lasted. Of course, if the pair is leaving the show... let's just say it's not the first lame wrapup we've ever seen on DOOL.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Camilla said...

Where's E.J.?

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She reminds Crawford he has no evidence and no proof of Chelsea's guilt..."

Uh, no evidence other than the fact that she confessed in front of everyone at the pub. Right?

7:36 AM  
Anonymous LB said...

I'm with Camilla. I know some people are sick of EJ & Sami but I want to see them. And it seems like it's been awhile since they've been on together. And aren't they supposed to be fairly important to the Colleen story line? Obviously, DOOL doesn't care about parents actually being with their kids...drop the twins with Carolyn or Ciara. She left them the first night they were born to go out of the country...what's different now?

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hip-hip-hooray, the Salem Time Travel Machine is up and running! They can ALL make it to Ireland within a half an hour! Sooooo Stupid!

After all of this - Shawn and Phillip are going to kiss and make up? (ooops, I mean Shawn and Belle... LOL!)

How long after Claire is retrieved from Crystal, will it be before Shawn, Belle and Claire leave town?
Why, to keep Belle from Phillip? Why did they switch the Claire actresses?
(I'm sooooo bummed out about them leaving! I really wanted Belle BACK with Phillip - JMO)

And speaking of kids - who is watching Ciara? It certainly isn't Kayla and Steve - their too busy 'finding Kayla's window!' Poor Caroline - trying to run the Pub and taking care of a toddler/infant... No wonder she sounded soooo loony the other day!

I have to admit, the past couple of days have been pretty interesting. Let's just hope all of this momentum doesn't end up on a road to nowhere! They have some real potential for the storylines.

I find it very hard to believe the DA would be willing to make a deal - they haven't even ARRESTED Chelsea (or any of the girls for that matter)...
The writer's must really want to end this fiasco quickly. We've had to watch and listen to all of the girls cry and whine about it before their December break - and now, out of the blue, the D.A. is willing to make a deal?
Ohhhh Pleeez!!!!!

Great job Prevuze, as usual!

8:31 AM  
Blogger *Tricia* said...

yessss prevuze...another day filled with laughs and aahhhas!!....look at johns socks...heeeheeehheee...patch and kayla soft core porn...hohohohos....the weekend at bernie's storyline with fords body...hahahahah....the laughs never end!!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope they put Philip with someone he is too cute not to be a romantic lead.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all those who wanted the Colleen storyline to be something amazing - she's dead by the end of next week. Yes we've been dragged through this SL for months and they get Mrs. Partridge to act on the show only to kill her off Days later. I think she has some mysterious illness and I was going to say it is the same mysterious illness that Bo will end up having but then I remembered that they are not blood family so that theory is gone. Other rumours are circulating that besides Shawn and Belle leaving the show, so are Billie and Kate. And Adrienne's last show is this week. I wonder how they're gonna clean up all this missing character gaps. I know that Steve's mysterious love child from an old relationship will turn up (it's a girl - Carly from another soap - maybe the someone for Philip?) and that Steve and Kayla will be pregnant by next week, so their baby will be in their 20s in a year or two. But I'm still trying to figure out why they brought Chole back.
Just my thoughts.
~Lisa

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

I agree - Phillip is too good for whiney Belle and whiney Chloe. Let's get a gorgeous, SMART romantic interest for him.

I think the first thing I'd ask Colleen is why help us now? Why not during the last 50 years of DiMera torture?

Loved Pee Wee and Habeas Crapus. HAHAHAHA Great Prevuze!

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I want to know is ... what da hell happened to Ford's webcam and his journal? I know he took them somewhere when he realized Nick and Chelsea had been in his room but surely they could pop up, so to speak. It would be more believable if Crawford dropped the charges because he doesn't want all that coming out in court. I just don't see him being cowed by the threat of completely uncorroborated testimony by the same sorority girls who're accused of killing him.

I know. This is Daze. But with the regular writers on strike, who knows?

9:57 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

Yeah, I'd like to know where the webcam and journal are too. Maybe he gave them to his Dad. I can well imagine his dad being a recreational rapist. I think I just puked in my mouth a little thinking about it.

How does everyone know which village to go to in Ireland?(except Bo and Hope) Is it the same one that OMB is from? Did somebody slip notes under everyone's door? I must have missed something.

The cop-shop scene with the debate about Chelsea's guilt and punishment is unbelievable. No lawyers? No trial? Just strike a deal at the copshop with the accused killer and the deceased's father? Stupid. I hope it ends this though.

Total recycle script with S-B-P-C. They are even going to another island.

Enough bellyaching from me. Prevuze makes even the most boring and far fetched plots bearable.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with Marlena and John, then Bo and Hope, walking in and staring at Colleen Partridge in the rocking chair? If you were snooping around a house or hotel and opened a door and saw an old lady in there, wouldn't you say, "Oh, sorry" and leave, or if you wanted to see the person, say "Excuse me..." and introduce yourself or ask them a question or something? You don't just walk in, stand in front of the person's chair and stare down at them.

Another thing I wondered about yesterday...why did they make a point of talking about Bo and Hope having blood tests, unless it's some kind of ever-so-subtle foreshadowing that one of them has a disease or Hope is pregnant or something?

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there were spoilers that Bo does have a terrible disease.

And I thought the exact same thing about when they find Colleen. The only semi-reasonable explanation is that she is asleep. Either way, it is rude and non-realistic.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous em said...

Why are these people not plane-pooling to Ireland. They can save Claire and the Earth all at once.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Howie Mendel turns to the camera: Which one of these girls has the case with the grand prize, your son's body? We'll find out on DOOL or No DOOL, right after I fire my agent for putting me on another crappy show. Good one, Challenge. ROFLMAO

Jawn (John the Pawn) had figured it out when he dug up the name Obbin in Stephano's dungeon. Ho & Dope had Interpol clue them in. But, I was wondering the same thing about how the four Mouseketeers had a clue where to go when Prevuze reported Shawn called Hope for the info.

I thought his parents had told the kids to stay home. When Shawn called, Hope should have kept the news to herself and told him to tell Philip's pilot to turn the plane around and go back to the states. But that would have required logic and storyline continuity. Can't have that. LOLOL

I am so pissed that all of these years of the feud and all the past months of the Santeen story are going to come down to six episodes with Colleen. How great would it have been to have scenes between her and OMB, her and Stephano, her and the Santeen dopplegangers - Ejami?

I am a DOOL watcher, hear me scream!!!!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous KOTU said...

To all of the previous comments I add my chuckle at: "Your Irish hospitality is warming the cockles of my heart." "I love it when you talk dirty," says Marlena.

And how about this for being conveeeeeenient: Bo gets back in the car. He tells Hope he found someone who saw a woman carrying Claire into a bed & breakfast near there. I just had to stop in awe of the implausibility of that one.

Thanks for a great afternoon pick-me-up Prevuze!

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

How great would it have been to have scenes between her and OMB, her and Stephano, her and the Santeen dopplegangers - Ejami?

Applecheeks:

According to a spoiler after Colleen dies, John disposes of her ashes over the cliff. He sees ghostly apparitions in the mist. This could be closure of the Santeen storyline or just the Loch Ness monster.

2:39 PM  

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