Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Karma's A Bitch

Chelsea and Daniel are at the Java Café. Chelsea asks, "So, you've tried the coffee and scoped out the place, what do you think?"

"Salem could use a Starbucks," says Daniel. He asks what her story is.

She tells him she goes to school and hangs out with friends for fun, "I'm actually kind of boring."

"That goes without saying," says Daniel, "You are an actor on DOOL."

Daniel wants her to show him Salem's hotspots, "I'm on a mission to hit every cool place I can and Salem is the town I'm in now. So are you in?"

Chelsea says, "Definitely. I’m in." Nick watches in the background.

Sami and EJ are at Chez Rouge. EJ says they're there to keep up appearances and act like they are in love. Maggie meets them. EJ announces, "I'm here to romance my beautiful wife."

Phillip is on the phone barking orders to Jake, "You have one week to find him." Chloe overhears. She comes into the room and tells Phillip she's distraught. Phillip vows to find Brady. Chloe thinks her life is a mess. She got another message from the Austrian consulate. Phillip is upset that the consulate called her directly.

Chloe whines, "At some point we have to face the possibility we may never see Brady again. I might go to prison for the rest of my life, OK? I could die in prison."

Nicole walks in and asks, "What are you guys talking about?"

Marlena sits at her desk, phones her secretary and tells her to clear her schedule for tomorrow. John walks in and asks if she is going somewhere. Marlena doesn't answer but asks why he is there. John says, "I've decided to give you what you want."

Marlena asks, "Which is?"

John says, "Me." He has decided to become the old John, "Go ahead Blondie, give it your best shot."

"What is it you want me to do," asks Marlena.

John gives her bod the once-over and smiles his sly smile, "Well, a few things actually." He thinks they have to address a few issues. She has to accept the old John no longer exists. That's a problem for Marlena. John wants her to face reality, "The man you see now is the man you will see for all the Days Of Our Lives." He asks her to hypnotize him. He thinks it's the only way for her to turn him into the man she knew. If it doesn't work, she will know he's this John forever.

Nick comes up to Chelsea and Daniel's table. Nick and Daniel sort of reintroduce each other and Chelsea invites him to join them. Nick is impressed with Daniel, "You're the doctor who convinced the Swedish government to build an entirely green hospital. How did you do that?"

Daniel explains, "Several Swedish hardware stores ordered too much green paint and they had a sale." Nick talks bout his grant. Chelsea zones.

Sami tells EJ she can't do this. Maggie brings wine.

Phillip tells Nicole they were discussing Brady. Nicole asks if there is something she can do to help. Chloe is helpful, "You could go back to where you came from." Phillip asks Chloe to let them talk alone. Chloe leaves. Phillip tells Nicole he has something to discuss.

"You can talk to me," says Nicole, "but only under one condition. I want food. I'm starving." She wants to talk over dinner and wine at Chez Rouge. Phillip OK's it and goes for the car. Nicole goes for the booze. She makes a call, Could I please have the number of the Austrian Consulate?" Phone books are a mystery to Nicole.

EJ approves the wine. Sami remains annoyed. EJ tells her he needs to stay in this country and be a father to his son. Sami reluctantly tells him she will help him do that. He asks what happens when Lucas comes back. Sami says they will make arrangements, "It's not like he's coming home anytime soon." Translation: I'm surprised Lucas isn't standing at the door.

Chelsea fidgets as Nick and Daniel talk. Nick babbles about wanting to drive a hydrogen car. Daniel says he can arrange for that. Nick and Daniel run out of drivel to talk about. Daniel looks over at Chelsea who's sweating like the proverbial pig. He asks if she is felling all right.

Marlena tells John hypnosis may not solve his problem. John insists memory loss isn't his problem. He likes the way he is. It makes him angry when he thinks about what Stefano did to him. Marlena asks what he would say to Stefano if he were there. "If Stefano were here I would tell him karma's a bitch. Stefano is in a coma and I am the heir to his fortune. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy." Marlena agrees to hypnotize him.

Daniel wants to take Chelsea to the hospital. She resists. She decides to shed a couple layers of clothing and get a cold drink. As she walks off Nick shouts, "For God's sake, don't shed too many layers." Daniel tells Nick to keep an eye on her.

"The more layers she sheds," says Nick, "the harder that is to do. You care about her, don't you?"

"I care bout all my patients."

Nick snorts, "Do you go on coffee dates with all your patients?"

Daniel makes a face, "Was that stuff coffee?"

EJ says he doesn't hate Lucas, "Everyone makes mistakes. Lucas just made a mistake."

"Yeah," says Sami, "He aimed poorly."

Phillip and Nicole walk in. Nicole sees Sami and decides she should hay hello. She rushes toward Sami and EJ's table. Phillip rolls his eye, "Maybe I should tell Maggie to hide the Crystal." Nicole crashes the EJ-Sami party.

Chloe comes down looking for Phillip. The phone rings and she picks up. Someone wanting Chloe hangs up. "That was weird," says Chloe.

Nick wants to know what's going on between Daniel and Chelsea. Daniel says he's just making a new friend with an ex-patient. He's close to her because their families are friends. He thinks it's cool Nick called him out. He thinks Nick is marking his territory, "Chicks dig that."

Marlena asks the hypnotized John about his first memory. He remembers a room. It's cold. There was lots of steel and lights. He remembers a man... his doctor... Rolf. There is pain.

John gets morose. "Clear your mind," says Marlena.

"How do you clear a black hole," asks John.

Marlena asks him to remember a place that makes him happy. He says the mansion makes him happy. She tells him a story about a man and wife. The woman adores him. We have a flashback to their date in a classic car. Then we move to one of the multitude of times John asked Marlena to marry him. Then, John plays cabana boy and serves Marlena pineapple and strawberries in bed.

She tells John this man and woman were very happy together, "There is something really important I need you to remember."

"What's that," asks John.

"If we ever get back together – Tuesday is trash day."

Nick remembers talking to Chelsea when she was in the hospital. She didn't want things to go back to the way they were.

Chelsea comes back to Nick, but no layers were shed. Now she feels cold, but insists she's fine. Nick asks where she sees herself in five years, relationship-wise. She dunno. Nick sees himself with her. Chelsea thinks that's good. He wants her to know their relationship is his primary focus. Their relationship comes first. Hugs. Chelsea watches Daniel.

Nicole pulls up a chair and joins EJ and Sami, "Sami, you look... like you've just had twins." Sami tells her to get out.

EJ introduces himself. "EJ DiMera," asks Nicole, "Stefano really gets around." EJ tells Nicole he and Sami are married.

Nicole turns to Sami, "You did good, Sami." She turns to EJ, "You didn't." Phillip comes up and tells Nicole their table is ready. She announces she is back in Salem to stay and they leave. EJ asks Sami to tell him more about Nicole.

Marlena asks John if he remembers the events she just described. He doesn't. John rages, "Why don't I remember my own life?"

Sami tells EJ Nicole is married to Victor and tried to have him killed. EJ thinks Nicole is lovely. "She's a lovely woman," says Sami, "if you like the gold-digging backstabbing type."

Phillip scowls, "I'm not messing around with you, Nicole. You've got my father upset."

"I want my relationship with Victor to work," says Nicole.

"You really are crazy aren't you," asks Phillip.

"That's why I came back to Salem," says Nicole, "I fit in so well."

Daniel comes back and announces he has to go. He leaves. Chelsea senses some tension between Daniel and Nick, "What's going on?"

"It's a guy thing," says Nick.

Phillip asks, "Have you forgotten you tried to have Jan Spears kill my father? You won't get any money and my lawyers are working on finalizing your divorce as we speak."

Nicole, having learned EJ is an attorney, goes back over and asks EJ if she 's still legally married if her husband was declared dead but wasn't really dead.

Chloe answers the door. Two men ask if she is Chloe Black. Chloe says she is. Franz says, "Zee Austrian Conzul vishes to zee you."

"I've never been 'zeed' before," says Chloe, "Sounds kinky."

Marlena brings John out of it. He asks how things went. She tells him he didn't remember his old life. He says that means the old John no longer exists. She agrees to stop pressuring him and to let him live his life the way he wants. John is relieved, "Don't look so sad. At least you know the truth. Besides, I'm not all bad." He leaves.

Marlena stares, "Our love still exists. It's there. You know it."

Outside, John says, "There's nothing wrong with the way I am now... you'll accept me, Blondie. I just know you will."


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17 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie said...

"You really are crazy aren't you," asks Phillip.

"That's why I came back to Salem," says Nicole, "I fit in so well."


…so many crazies so little time. Maybe after Ava gets through with him, Nicole should hook up with Steve. Now, that could be very entertaining. Between the two of them, they might have one brain cell that functions normally.

Nicole pulls up a chair and joins EJ and Sami, "Sami, you look... like you've just had twins."

Meow!! Actually, that was pretty funny.

EJ thinks Nicole is lovely.

EJ, you need glasses. At best, Nicole’s looks are average. Talk about meow!! I sometimes wonder if all the over-the-top compliments are written into the actresses’ contracts.

I find the whole Daniel/Chelsea/Nick thing to be more than a little creepy. What’s with the good doctor wanting to be friends with Chelsea? Haven’t the writers gone down the “just friends” road with Chelsea and Jett? That really worked well.

As usual, a super Prevuze, and, for a change, a Daze I won’t have to zap!!!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Finally an episode worth watching.
Well except for all that Chelsea/Nick/Daniel stuff.

Nicole, oh how we've missed you.
The drama, the chaos, the scheming, the lies, the acting......LOL

Let us pray the current writers don't turn her into some tragic parody of herself.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Tripp said...

"Chicks dig that."

Does Dr. Surf really say that? Wow, Prevuze, they practically do your job for you don't they? It snarks itself.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous mayfield said...

First image that came to mind when I read about Nick marking his territory was a little male dog running around to every tree in sight, and ... ummm ... marking his territory.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love Nicole, here's hoping there are going to be some good scenes with her and Sami...!

DOOL is still boring. Loved the pancreas hanging in there pic!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marlena asks the hypnotized John about his memories.

John remembers... a priest's collar, a red dress... Princess Gina!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

"Chicks dig that."

Does Dr. Surf really say that? Wow, Prevuze, they practically do your job for you don't they? It snarks itself.


He really said that. However, he was only with Nick when he said it and therefore, was actually playing by the rules according to the following excerpt from the Guy Manual:

"Never call broads chicks when there are dames around. Terms such as this are only acceptable when you are exclusively with one or more guys. When in the company of one or more wenches (sometimes called 'mixed company'), it is only acceptable to use the obscure and archaic term, "women." For such occasions, practice tossing the following sentences randomly into any conversation: "I am for womens' liberation," and "They really should pass the Equal Rights Amendment." This sounds really good, even though you don't have a clue what you are talking about. Remember, terms such as chicks, broads, dames, bitches, hos, sluts, wenches, hogs, cows and a host of others are inappropriate in mixed company unless you have imminent plans to become a Franciscan monk."

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

The EJami/Nicole scenes sound entertaining in this one. And maybe Jawn. AND, NO Ho and Dope or Payla so it might be better than usual.

Loved all of the pics, Alias99 was excellent as always and the poor Fancy Face IV adrift with no sails. HAHAHAHAHA

Thanks, Prevuze, for some cheer on a very gloomy day! :D

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaaayyyy!!! No Bo/Hope or Steve/Kayla!!! Wow, made my day.

And Leslie, I agree...there is something weird-looking about Nicole now that she is back. I never thought she was gorgeous, but she now looks "rode hard and put up wet" if you'll excuse the crude phrase. Looks like the years have not been kind to her.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Roselyn said...

Sounds like a great episode. I am especially loving the Dan/Nick/Chelsea stuff. Not creepy at all for the Dr. to like Chelsea...she is legal. And he may think she is cute. And older men like younger women...known fact. Not that they are playing up the age factor here...but just saying it is plausible he could like her.

Love that Dan was trying to give Nick relationship advice...which Nick obviously needs. Why does he persist on asking about the status of his relationship with Chelsea every five minutes? Chicks definitely don't dig that!

I am just happy to see Chelsea really sparking with someone. I wonder if they made RM and SC do scenes together before he was hired? Their chemistry is really natural and believable. It is really showcasing her as an actress.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why must John's hair continue to look like he stuck his finger in a light socket?
I think EJ will use Nicole, to make Sami jealous.
I wish they would get to the point of where Brady is and what happened to him. As usual they are draaagggginngg it out.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just happy to see Chelsea really sparking with someone. I wonder if they made RM and SC do scenes together before he was hired? Their chemistry is really natural and believable. It is really showcasing her as an actress.

Really? I think they look creepy. RM looks like she is 17 years old and because the show keeps trying to hide SC's real life age with lame surfisms makes it all the harder to believe.

Nick's too good for Chelsea.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous em said...

Literally LOL at the trimmed sails. Shawn & Belle are even funnier gone at sea.

Looking at the pic here of Nicole -- I haven't seen her on the show yet -- but gg, what DID happen to her? These gals have got to quit getting the lip injections.

I absolutely agree that the Chelsea/Dr. Dan thing is ridiculous -- agewise and otherwise. (Cattiness Alert) And would someone please get her a stylist? While I'm glad she doesn't have the shades of Farrah hair ala Hope, Stephanie, Morgan, that look is just plain wrong.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Dan is obviously supposed to be 30 something. There is nothing ridiculous about his youthful spirit. Not everyone acts like Shawn and Belle as they age. Those two were acting older than their parents at one point. Did they ever lighten up?

But whatever...TPTB obviously see how well the actors are working together and that is why they are putting Chelsea and Dan in scenes together.

I also think they are doing it to give some angst to Chick. I am sure it will amount to nothing but a bump in the road on their continued journey to snoozeville.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Dan is a total douche. He's in his mid to late 30's (sorry but I'm not buying him as any less than that) and Chelsea was recently SORASed to 21 but she looks about 17 normally and 15 on bad days. I could understand him being after someone like Stephanie, who at least has a womanly look about her, but Chelsea looks like a kid. It's disgusting and I hope they don't go there. He sounds like such a fool when he spouts those surferisms. He's supposed to be a "world class" surgeon, not a "world class" boob.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad Nicole is back. This will sound crazy, but I hated the character until I met the actress, Arianne Zuker, at a DOOL/Passions thing in Nashville. After that I started rooting for her character. She was SO nice and gracious, it made me feel sorry for her character.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Great pictures - Sugar Daddy, the non-singing Brady, pancreas hanging in there. And the trimming the sails picture was hilarious. Heck, maybe that IS what Shawn wanted Belle to do given his sailing expertise. LOL

Salem could use a Starbucks. You mean there is somewhere on the planet that there isn't a Starbucks? Salem must be fictional.

I'm enjoying all these great tidbits from the 'Guy Manual'. Even a complete explanation of when to use "chicks". Another educational bonus from Prevuze.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned these great Prevuisms:

He asks what happens when Lucas comes back. Sami says they will make arrangements, "It's not like he's coming home anytime soon." Translation: I'm surprised Lucas isn't standing at the door.

She tells John this man and woman were very happy together, "There is something really important I need you to remember."
"What's that," asks John. "If we ever get back together – Tuesday is trash day."
LOLOL

It was an ugly day. Prevuze is usually my "wake-up" exercise. Tonight it had to be my bed-time story. Thanks!

8:46 PM  

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