Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Inevitable

Roman is alone in the sanctuary before OMB's funeral. He lights a candle and sits alone in a pew. Marlena joins him.

Marlena says she stopped by Roman's Place to see if he wanted a ride but he had already left. Roman says he came to the church early because he wanted to spend a few moments alone with OMB. "Actually," says Roman, "It's the most interesting conversation I've had with him in a long time."

Roman philosophizes about parents getting older and preparing for the inevitable, he himself being on the threshold of the inevitable. They approach the casket and Roman tells OMB he will miss him. John arrives and surveys the scene.

Shawn, Chelsea and Hope come into Bo's hospital room. Lexie reluctantly releases him so he can go to the funeral. Hope asks for a word with Lexie. Out in the hall Hope says, "I need you to tell me the truth. Am I gonna lose my husband?"

"I doubt it," says Lexie, "It looks like Bo's luck has run out."

Patch closes the blinds in the pub as Kayla, Stephanie and Max help get things ready. Caroline joins them. Caroline isn't hungry so, of course, Stephanie goes to make her some oatmeal. Caroline gives the obligatory message from Frankie who couldn't make it due to another commitment. Caroline breaks down, "I just don't know if I can do this."

Kimberly comes in right on cue, "You can do it because you have the love and support of your family."

Hugs all around. Kimberly tells Kayla she is thrilled about the news of baby #2. Baby #1 comes in and greets her. Max asks if Shane and the ISA have figured out who sabotaged the plane – they are responsible for Shawn's death. The group decides to focus on other things today. Caroline changes the subject, "You look wonderful, Kimberly. "What is your beauty secret?"

"I don't usually tell," says Kimberly, "All I can say is my motto is 'promise them anything, but give them formaldehyde.'"


Lexie doesn't want to speculate about Bo's condition or, God forbid, make a diagnosis. Hope rants about not knowing what's wrong with him, "He has to be OK. The kitchen floor needs mopping."

John says he is there to pay his respects. John and Roman go though the convoluted and mind-boggling Brady family structure and figure out they are cousins. John gives Roman and Marlena a suspicious look and says he didn't mean to interrupt. Marlena thinks he sounds jealous. John says he just thinks they are a little too cozy for a divorced couple. Roman says he and Marlena have been friends all these years. They tell John he never minded their friendship, which surprises Automa-John. Marlena assures him he and Roman remained close. "We were good," says Roman.

"Well, in that case," says John, "I owe you a hug." John throws his arms around Roman.

Marlena gives us a nervous smile, "This is a guy-hug, right?"

Sami, EJ, Chloe and Phillip arrive. Sami's in a mood. She gets on Chloe about not coming forward about Brady. EJ the conciliator tries to mitigate things and introduces himself to Chloe.

Phillip is surprised EJ has never heard of Chloe the world famous opera diva, "Perhaps you haven't heard of her because you're too busy ruining other people's lives." Apparently, Phillip is in a mood, too. He turns to Sami and lays into her, "Have you even talked to my brother or have you..." He looks at EJ, "been preoccupied?" Sami ignores it and tells Roman Lucas sends his condolences. Having done as much damage as can be done out there, Phillip takes Chloe inside.

Sami covers for the conspicuous absences of Will, Austin, Carrie, and Eric. "That's ok," says Roman, "At least cousin John will be here."

Back at the pub, Kimberly tells Caroline, "Let me drive you to the church, all right?"

Victor steps in, "Actually, I was hoping to do that."

We have an uncomfortable silence as the pub crowd files past Victor giving him a series of dirty looks as they all leave. Kimberly hangs behind and asks why he is there. "To take your mother to church," says Victor.

Kimberly finds it odd he wants to be a source of comfort right now. Victor insists he made peace with Caroline and OMB. Kimberly keeps up with her little snit but Caroline stops her and sends her packing. Kimberly can't resist a parting shot, "Mother just lost the love of her life. I'd appreciate if you don't take advantage."

Victor says he wouldn't do anything to hurt her.

Kimberly threatens, "If you do you'll answer to me." She huffs out.

Victor says, "You and Shawn certainly raised some feisty children."

"Feisty?"

"Their lips sometimes move faster than their brains," says Victor, "But with all that collagen weighing them down, I'm kind of surprised Kimberly's lips can move at all."

Bo and Roman sit in a pew and talk. "With Pop gone," says Bo, "there will be a big empty hole in the family. But enough talk about Shawn's brain." They reminisce about OMB and vow mutual support. They both think they have a good sense of humor and that will help them though. This leads to a contest about who has the best sense of humor. There is no real winner because a sense of humor implies having some sort of sense.

Hope interrupts with the mandatory kid report, "Ciara is napping at Doug and Julie's but they have their hands full with all those other kids."

"Ciara...," says Bo, "That name rings a bell."

Shawn and Belle meet up with Kayla, Patch, Stephanie and Max outside. Patch sends the crowd inside and, for whatever stupid reason decides to take a stroll in the woods, where Ava sees him and runs. Patch chases.

Patch bumps into Lexie and Abe. In spite of the fact he's breathing like he's in the middle of a heart attack, he insists he's OK, but asks to talk to Abe later. Abe agrees, and they all head into the church. Patch hangs back and surveys the woods.

Caroline says she doesn't think it's appropriate for her to go to the funeral with Victor. She thinks people will talk, and reminds him of Hope's hotline to the Salem Enquirer gossip desk. Victor insists people know they were friends. Caroline thinks Victor was a little too friendly. She knows OMB is grateful Victor is there for her but she's going on her own, "I'll walk. Shawn will walk beside me. It will be our last stroll together before he goes to heaven."

With Caroline spewing dialogue like that, Victor is happy to go to the church by himself.

The crowd grows at the church, including all the extras who have never even laid eyes on OMB. Maggie and Marlena talk about John. Sami joins in. Maggie wonders if they will ever get him back. Marlena dunno.

Roman and Kimberly hug. She asks how Bo is doing. Bo gets on Kayla for having a big mouth and yapping about his illness. Roman confesses to being the bigmouth, not Kayla. They banter around about who has the biggest mouth in the family. Kimberly the Collagen Queen wins.

Kimberly, Roman and Kayla go up to the coffin, hold hands and smile. Bo joins them.

Outside, Nick finds Chelsea and comforts her. "I'm really going to miss him," says Chelsea, "Even though we never actually spoke to each other."

EJ tells Sami just by looking at them he can just tell how much the family cares for each other. "When did you go blind," asks Sami. The redeemed EJ hopes he someday can do as well as OMB did. Sami senses it's getting a little thick, and goes to call The Williams Orphanage to check on the twins.

Victor comes in and sits behind Phillip. Perceptive Roman notices he came in alone and asks Kimberly where she thinks Caroline might be.

Before people can get their buns in an uproar, Caroline comes in and tells EJ she's glad he made it. He says he wasn't about to let her down. EJ escorts her to the front and she sits with Bo and Roman.

Roman gives the eulogy. He says he knows OMB would want him to keep it short so they can get back over to the pub to raise a couple of pints to his memory, "I am very honored Pop was my father. He taught me about hard work. I never did any, but he taught me." Roman thanks John for putting up the money for the pub. "Second," says Roman, "Pop taught me honesty. And third, he taught me always to hang on to my oxygen mask on a plane. He and my mom had an incredible marriage. They had rough spots but came out stronger. Pop's spirit lives on through his entire family. Hard work, honesty and love will be his legacy. Thank you, Pop, for everything. I love you."

Kimberly steps up and says OMB was known for his temper but she realized it was only because he cared so much. She wishes she had been around more and hopes he knew how much she loved him.

Kayla talks about fishing with OMB. It gave them an excuse to talk, as if Kayla needed one. As she got older the fishing trips became less frequent. One of the last took place before her wedding. We flash back to the fishing trip. Kayla kisses the coffin and tells him she will miss him.

Bo reminds everyone OMB wasn't his biological father. He says they didn't get along when he was growing up. Bo was a pain in the keister, but OMB was always there for him even after he found out the deep dark terrible secret. OMB had a heart full of love.

Flashback to OMB toasting the family.

Diva Chloe sings, "May all your days be filled with grace and beauty, And all your nights fly swiftly toward the dawn. May God’s great love go with you on your journey, And God’s spirit be in your song." There isn't a dry eye in the house, but Chloe vows to hit a few of the notes the next time she sings.

The crowd files up to the coffin and most of them leave a little memento on top as they leave the sanctuary. Marlena drags out a bewildered John. We pan to Bo, Kimberly, Kayla and Roman. Max hugs Caroline.

Flashback – Caroline remembers an anniversary. She goes to OMB's casket, "May the earth rest easy over you when you are laid under it. May it rest so easy that your spirit will fly up from under it and make its way to God. Goodbye Shawn. I will love you for all the Days Of Our Liv... forever."


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20 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie said...

They both think they have a good sense of humor and that will help them though. This leads to a contest about who has the best sense of humor. There is no real winner because a sense of humor implies having some sort of sense.

Thank goodness Prevuze has sense and a sense of humor. Otherwise, how would we be able to put up with the pap?

Hope interrupts with the mandatory kid report, "Ciara is napping at Doug and Julie's but they have their hands full with all those other kids."

"Ciara...," says Bo, "That name rings a bell."


Very snarky Prevuze and very accurate!!

He says he knows OMB would want him to keep it short so they can get back over to the pub to raise a couple of pints to his memory.

“Please keep it short!” the viewing audience chants. OK, the big questions is…will OMB stay dead? Thankfully, I fast forwarded through all the eulogies at John’s funeral because that certainly turned out to be a major waste of time.

Thank you so much Prevuze for another wonderful recap. As I shoveled snow this morning, all I could think about was getting to the office for my weekday fix of Prevuze. You are truly the best!!!

6:10 AM  
Anonymous mayfield said...

Hope interrupts with the mandatory kid report, "Ciara is napping at Doug and Julie's but they have their hands full with all those other kids."

So, Doug & Julie, who couldn't be found last week, made it back to town just in time to babysit, while Frankie, the adopted son of OMB & Caroline, had prior commitments? Along with Eric & Carrie & Will & who else?? Oh the messed up priorities!!

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Caroline comes in and tells EJ she's glad he made it. He says he wasn't about to let her down. EJ escorts her to the front and she sits with Bo and Roman."

For some reason I just love that...probably cuz I looove me some EJ!

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Prevuze is always at it's snarky best with dire tragedies like plane crashes and funerals. I had to LOL and create suspicion here at work before I even got off of the front page when I got to "It's the best conversation I've had with (OMB) in a long time."HAHAHAHHA

And how accurate it was they had Kimberly saying she wished she had been around more. I don't know how many times I've read Patsy Pease is always reminding TPTB she wants to come back.

Very funny pics and Prevuze. Keep up the great reporting!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that went through my head when I read that half the Brady clan couldn't be present at OMB's funeral, is that in Salem ppl die and come back so often, that funerals just aren't worth the trip.
Great Prevuze!!!!


dazeisdum

7:32 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Their lips sometimes move faster than their brains," says Victor, "But with all that collagen weighing them down, I'm kind of surprised Kimberly's lips can move at all." If I'd been silly enough to have liquid in my mouth, I would have spewed at that one!! I left a late comment yesterday that it was a good thing Prevuze ID'd Kimberly as the gal in the preview snippet, 'cause with the long red hair, botoxed lips and skin-tight face-lift I wouldn't have recognized her!

Hope interrupts with the mandatory kid report, "Ciara is napping at Doug and Julie's but they have their hands full with all those other kids." Was that last bit about having their hands full a Prevuism? Doesn’t sound like something the writers would actually come up with. LOL

When I saw this was going to be one of those sappy DOOL funerals I expected the worst. But Prevuze always manages to make the recap hilarious!

The pictures were great - the color bars as the most exciting part of the show; the Donner Party; and Victor telling Caroline she can't mourn forever.

Only thing sad about OMB's passing is the thought that there will be a cue card holder losing his/her job soon. LOLOL

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prevuze, you missed this one. Although, I guess it really IS a given.

"Sami, EJ, Chloe and Phillip arrive. Sami's in a mood."

When is Sami NOT in a mood!!!!!

Okay, so Phil is upset with Sami regarding Lucas, the brother he's never really been close to (hmmmm, I think that fits every sibling Phil has). But he didn't mind Chloe, his nephew's wife, coming on to him. Hmmmm.......

And why is it Kimberly always can get back for family emergencies, but nobody else can? Wish she'd bring Shane with her!!!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

So, I guess everyone forgives EJ for 'negotiating' with Sami.

Frankie has 'another commitment', more important than his father's death? These people go on and on about family. Jeez.

"Perhaps you haven't heard of her because you're too busy ruining other people's lives." Apparently, Phillip is in a mood, too. Lol, awesome Prevuze. Really though, that entire paragraph is awesome.

It takes a day to get to Salem from just about anywhere, none of them can make it??

Patch sends the crowd inside and, for whatever stupid reason decides to take a stroll in the woods...

"I'm really going to miss him," says Chelsea, "Even though we never actually spoke to each other."

I actually laughed till I cried.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Brendamouse said...

RIP OMB

Now he will probably get more air time as the inconvenient ghost conscience of John or something, much like John Abbott to Jack Abbott on Y&R.

Chances are this death will be an actual, honest to goodness death. A new concept on DOOL. Wait, I guess Willow, Jan Spears and Ford Decker have stayed dead too. My bad.


Prevuze said:
They banter around about who has the biggest mouth in the family.

What? Hope didn't get in on this little contest?

What's with the extra squirrelly man hug business between John and Roman? John is creeping me out. I hope he becomes the show's bad guy.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Brenda, I believe Jan is still in the COMA. Let's say Andre... (lol)

9:07 AM  
Anonymous em said...

Hmm. Good guy/bad guy.

As Brendamouse mentioned, I also like the idea of John becoming a bad guy. Let the Dimera in him shine.

EJ lover (I wish) here enjoying any screen time he gets. With Caroline befriending him, his integrity factor rises again. And his good looks factor remains high.

Let's enjoy his time as a good guy because you know it won't last forever.

Thanks for Prevuze for this recap . . . because it sounds mostly like another snoozer.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps you haven't heard of her because you're too busy ruining other people's lives."

Says Phillip about Chloe...

Oh, wait, maybe if she had been famous or made it, and not FLOPPED, people may have heard of her outside of Salem High.

EJ's taste in music must be above that bar. Heck, even mine is.

-nanny_74

9:53 AM  
Blogger onemore said...

Ok, I think it's time we start referring to OMB as ODMB.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please help me! Who is Ava?

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

argh. For the love of gawd. I'm 2 mins into today's U.S. airing of Daze, and that would be yesterday's prevuze, but Belle just sent me into a rage again. Caroline asks Belle where Claire is, and Belle says, with Mrs. Horton, "probably gorging on donuts". I've YET to see these dang kids, especially CLAIRE eat anyting other than cookies, Ice cream, donuts, and junk like that. What ever happened to healthy snacks for kids? Raisins? Carrots? Celery? Crackers? Apples? Bananas? Kids need sweets in moderation. I know Belle is over-compensating for her lack of motherhood skills, and over guilt of ruining Claie's emotional and mental state (thus far) by her crazyarse stunts, but for CRYING OUT LOUD. Sami needs to host biggest loser child stars or whatever asap. BAD message to send to people watching soaps.

Oh, lets not forget Claire's coffee pot incident, and many kidnappings, and on and on. Belle's a real winner. Thank GAWD she's leaving.

OK, DONE VENTING.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe I am confused, didnt Kimberly and Victor go at it hot and heavy years past when her and Shane were broken apart?
Wasnt it a forced relationship much like Sami and Ej? Marlena and Stefano?

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my god! Kimberly looks like that cat woman who had too much surgery!!1 What happened to her? She use to be so pretty.

Poor Anna, age has not been a friend to her.. She hasnt been tucked enough.

Funny, the older kimberly gets, the more she looks like her mother. I hope Kayla runs in fear!!!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous em said...

I like that Anna looks so real.

And decent enough for real.

And looking at folks with too much/bad work, like Kimberly, is like a trainwreck. I don't like what I see, but I can't not look. It's morbidly fascinating.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous moposh said...

Yes, Kim and Vic had an affair, but I think Kim only did it to keep Shane safe.

Isn't Kim married to the guy who played Susan's ex on Desperate Housewives? He was the actor. I thought she and Shane were divorced.

Yesterday's preview showed Kim so I only saw a second, but in that second I could tell she had not grown old naturally. Yikes!

Anna is beautiful!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous dazed said...

Kimberly never could pass up a good funeral. Or plastic surgeon.

1:37 PM  

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