Thursday, June 26, 2008

When The Knives Start Flying

Tony and Anna are at dinner. Prior to coming to the restaurant, they engaged in their favorite way of working up an appetite. "It sure beats the elliptical," says Tony. Tony turns on the charm and makes a suggestion, "Why don't we take an aperitif on the terrace and take in the sights of the city?"

"That sounds great," says Anna, "Nothing like a bloated body or two floating down the Salem River to top off a romantic dinner. You're acting like we're still on our honeymoon." As far as Tony is concerned they always will be.

Over at the bar, Victor meets Phillip. He is upset that Paul is missing. Phillip assures Victor things are under control. Victor wants the situation contained.

Chelsea and Daniel dine in the patient room. He turns down the lights, "Tonight I just want to bust out and take you to... whisper-whisper-whisper."

Chelsea blushes and smiles, "But Chuck E. Cheese isn't open this late."

John isn't sure he wants to know about his past. The doorbell interrupts the same boring argument they had yesterday. Ava arrives. Ava decides to go when she sees Marlena. John wants her to stay. Marlena... well it's hard to tell what Marlena thinks. The smoke pouring from her ears obscures her face.

Tony toasts forever being newlyweds. He feels guilty for being so happy, but thinks there is one thing that could make their happiness complete. Anna jumps on that, "You mean that Beach front triplex in Bora-Bora?"

"No," says Tony, "We're on DOOL. We're already in Borea-Borea."

Anna asks, "Then what could make our happiness complete?"

Tony says, "If you would quit your job at Lundberg advertising and come and work for me."

Victor doesn't want Phillip in over his head. Phillip tosses a glance at Morgan as she walks by and Victor nukes, "Morgan Hollingsworth! Are you sleeping with Paul's daughter?"

"No," says Phillip, "But Paul is sleeping with the fishes."

Marlena reminds John they were having a discussion. John wants Ava to weigh in. Marlena starts to leave. John stops her.

Lexie comes down, "Theo is asleep. I had to read Goodnight Moon three times. I read it to Theo, too." Abe asks her to talk. She wants to know what more there is to say, "Theo is autistic and we have to learn to live with it."

Daniel and Chelsea go at it. "This is strange," says Daniel.

"What," asks Chelsea, "Don't you usually kiss on first dates?" He reminds her the doors don't lock. "Bummer," she says, "Maybe we should have dessert. Daniel gets a page. He says he'll be back as soon as he can.

Anna refuses to quit and go to work for Tony. Tony heads for the terrace to make a phone call so she can think about it. He leaves. A stranger walks up, "Are you Anna DiMera?" Anna says that's who she is. The stranger introduces himself, "I'm Reginald Lundberg... Your boss." He found out she would be dining there and felt he had to do this in person, "I have some bad news."

Phillip says he isn't sleeping with Morgan, "She's just a friend. I figure if Paul resurfaces she'll be the first to know about it."

"Resurfaces may be a poor choice of words," says Victor. Morgan comes over and introduces herself to Victor. She turns to Phillip, 'I got your voicemail. What's up?"

John says he isn't about to take advice from anyone on this. Marlena thinks his honesty is refreshing. "Not really," says John, "I just like messing with you."

"You can mess with me anytime you like," says Marlena, "Just take that disc seriously. Ava starts to leave. John stops her and holds up the disc, "It's amazing, isn't it? How one little disc can cause all this commotion."

"Well, no wonder," says Marlena, "How did you get that? All the stores are sold out of Grand Theft Auto IV."

"Supposedly this is a key to my past," says John, "This lacquer-coated, silver alloy polycarbonate plastic holds the key to my life."

Marlena repeats, "Lacquer-coated, silver alloy polycarbonate plastic... For a minute there I thought you were talking about my boobs."

"Maybe you should investigate it," says Ava.

Phillip offers to buy Morgan a drink. Victor hopes there is good news about her father soon. Phillip and Morgan excuse themselves. Morgan wants to know what Phillip really wants.

Reginald tells Anna he's been forced to close the agency. He's bankrupt and can't offer a severance package. He tells her to take care and leaves.

Lexie says, "I don't see what good endless discussions will do, but we'll have them anyway."

Abe says, "Theo still has the potential to change and grow and make his way in this crazy world."

Lexie says, "It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. For now... Here's looking at you kid."

Tony comes back. Anna says she has decided to accept his offer, "On one condition – that I work with you and not for you." Tony smiles.

Morgan tells Phillip, "Your girlfriend just got divorced from your nephew, which I consider a little weird."

Phillip says, "You're right. In Salem, Chloe and I should be more closely related to have a really meaningful relationship."

"So what's this all about," asks Morgan.

Marlena decides she's had enough. John says he was just being honest. Marlena hopes he comes to his senses, "The man you were is the only man worth being." Marlena leaves.

John apologizes to Ava for the scene. "Oh," says Ava, "That was nothing. When the knives start flying we've got something to talk about."

"With Marlena," says John, "That happens more often than you would suspect." Ava isn't sure she wants him to go back to being his old self. John likes the way she thinks.

Daniel returns. Another day another miracle. He asks, "What were we talking about?"

Chelsea says, "I believe we were discussing the socio-political implications of health care in third world countries." She tells him to close his eyes, "I feel blessed to know you so I thought you should be rewarded. You can open your eyes now." She proudly displays the jello she stole from the patient in the next room. Daniel decides he doesn't need that kind of dessert. He goes for Chelsies Jubilee instead.

Tony wouldn't have it any other way. He's confused about her sudden about face, though. Anna says Tony is what changed her mind, "My ego isn't that fragile. In fact, I have self-esteem to burn. We are going to make a great team."

"Yes, It will be a one-two punch," says Tony prophetically. Anna goes to freshen up. Tony will order more champagne.

Reginald comes up to Tony and introduces himself. He tells him Anna is resourceful, "I know she will land on her feet."

Marlena comes into Chez Rouge and orders a white wine. Victor offers to buy her a drink. Marlena isn't in the mood for company. Victor asks, "Is this about John?"

John puts down the disc and moves in on Ava, "I'm tired of the old John. The poor SOB. He's like some shadow I can't shake. I know what I want." John goes for what he wants.

Lexie bawls as Abe tells her they have to get through this together. He assures Lexie Theo will be fine, but they have to fight.

"No problem there," says Lexie, "You and I fight all the time." Lexie thinks Theo's whole life will be a struggle. Hugs.

Reginald tells Tony about his bankruptcy. Tony wishes him luck and Reggie leaves. Anna returns. She wonders why Tony looks so serious. "You know my motto," says Tony, "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

"Tony..."

"All right," says Tony, "I admit it. Oscar Wilde said that."

"Well," says Anna, "I have some Mark Twain for you – If you tell the truth you never have to remember anything." Tony wants to talk about her sudden decision.

Morgan wants to know if Phillip just wants to be her friend, why he kissed her. She asks if he is attracted to her because he wants to find her father.

Marlena decides she was less than gracious to Victor, "I don't think you can help me, but Phillip could."

Ava and John are glued to each other. Ava says, "Something about this feels right, am I crazy?"

"Of course," says John, "But it still feels right." Ava wonders if Marlena could come back. John assures her she won't. Suddenly, John backs up. He says he can't get his mind off the disc.

Ava thinks he's doing all right the way he is, "If it ain't broke don't fix it. I think you should destroy the disc."

Daniel and Chelsea go at it hot 'n heavy. He asks if she feels like dancing. She says they don't have music. Daniel never goes anywhere without his MP3. Chelsea smiles, "DJ Dan." He turns it on and they dance. Apparently, he never goes anywhere without his mondo-boffo speakers either.

Anna wonders what there is to talk about. Suddenly, the lights flicker. The crowd oohs and aahs. The lights flicker again. More oohing and aahing. Apparently, Paul's body has found its way to the Hydro Plant. Tony says Anna doesn't have to explain herself. He doesn't care how they got there but he's so glad they did. He says he's lucky she will be working by his side, "To our relationship and our relationship in business as well."

Phillip says he didn't call Morgan because of her father. He wants to find Paul, but that's not why he called her. He wanted to see her cheer up. He suggests giving her a ride home. Morgan accepts.

John isn't sure he wants to destroy the disc. If that's the case, Ava suggests he stick it in the bottom of a drawer and forget about it. John says, "If you face your fears it makes you stronger. I think maybe I can find something in the lab that is compatible with it and take it from there."

John heads for the lab. Ava says, "John... wait. Let me go with you."


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16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great update! Thanks!!!

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

"Why don't we take an aperitif on the terrace and take in the sights of the city?"

"That sounds great," says Anna, "Nothing like a bloated body or two floating down the Salem River to top off a romantic dinner.”


Breakfast anyone?

"Tonight I just want to bust out and take you to... whisper-whisper-whisper."

Chelsea blushes and smiles, "But Chuck E. Cheese isn't open this late."


…but there’s always the McDonald’s drive-thru for a Happy Meal.

Marlena... well it's hard to tell what Marlena thinks. The smoke pouring from her ears obscures her face.

Is the Botox melting?

“I figure if Paul resurfaces she'll be the first to know about it."

"Resurfaces may be a poor choice of words," says Victor.


I had the same thought. I’m wondering if there is actually a DOOL writer with a taste for irony. I must admit I’m more than a little curious about who had Paul offed. If it was Phillip, that will make him one smarmy dude with the way he’s smoozing Morgan.

Bulldog, how true, how true. If Nicole doesn’t want Trent anywhere near her, she needs to contact Salem’s finest. Wait a sec, that would be Abe, Roman, and/or Bo. Hmm, there’s got to be another option.

Prevuze, another great recap, more super photos, and an outstanding homage to “Casablanca”. Here’s looking at you, Prevuze!!!

5:42 AM  
OpenID tripp3235 said...

He goes for Chelsies Jubilee

Clearly the most disgusting thing Prevuze has ever said here. You guys are just evil!

So what have Chelsea and Daniel learned about each other in this date? What? Oh right, nothing. And I guess they don't have to since they are "in love".

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds really good

5:50 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Clearly the most disgusting thing Prevuze has ever said here.

New reader?

6:08 AM  
OpenID tripp3235 said...

New Reader?

No but that's the first time both my skin crawled off while throwing up in my mouth.

Of course, only Prevuze is talented enough to make that happen!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

tripp3235 -
"Clearly the most disgusting thing Prevuze has ever said here."

You think that's the most disgusting thing Prevuze has ever said?

To quote the immortal Bette Davis:

"Fasten your seat belts It's going to be a bumpy ride."

7:08 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

That early bird, Leslie, got all the great wormy Prevuisms I was going to mention. So I'll shout out for the two great pics that haven't been pointed out yet -

Pard's explanation of a second explosion at the dock and Abe preferring "autistic" to "whackjob". The latter still has me LOL.

My HUH?! moment - Anna's boss (who had never even met her face to face) walking up to Tony and talking about his business going under. What was THAT all about, except an excuse for Tony to know why Anna had changed her mind about working for him?

Loved the report as always!!

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Wouldn't anyone love for their doctor to squeeze them in for a quick exam between his makeout sessions down the hall?

Maybe the lights flickering really IS Paul getting to the hydro plant. HAHAHAHA

LOL over "Phillip says, "You're right. In Salem, Chloe and I should be more closely related to have a really meaningful relationship." How true.

But my favorite Prevuism is: "Marlena repeats, "Lacquer-coated, silver alloy polycarbonate plastic... For a minute there I thought you were talking about my boobs." Prevuze at it's snarky best! Thanks! :D

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do John and Ava kiss as grossly as he and Marlena have always kissed???

Enquiring minds want to know...

Thanks Prevuze!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched Prevuze II and here are a couple of questions:
1. What was with the look on John's face when Ava said she'd go with him. Did the laxatives just kick in?
2. What is going on with Chelsea's Hair? Did a bird fly out of it because that was one ugly nest.
3. I hope they give EJ and Sami so decent airtime without Lucas there being whiney and making Sami whiney. This isn't a question but I had to say that I find them more interesting than all this other dribble that's going on.
4. Who thinks DOOL is going to cover up Ali's (Sami) pregnancy and who thinks they'll write it in as a love baby from her one night romp with EJ?

~Lisa

9:58 AM  
Anonymous em said...

I'd go with the love romp w/ej story, but how will they extend a real life pregnancy for 12 months? She'll need a few weeks after the real baby's born.

Laugh out loud fun today with Marlena's boobs.

Pure gagging over the Dr. & jello girl.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous mayfield said...

Nothing like a bloated body or two floating down the Salem River to top off a romantic dinner. Great start to a great Prevuze!

Chelsea & Daniel are just wrong, wrong, wrong. That combo makes my skin crawl.

Last time Ali was pregnant, she became "Stan". Script recycling time again?

And going back to yesterday's Prevuze, I coulda swore it was Billie that had the abusive, drug-pushing, porn-loving father, not Nicole. Oh wait, it was such a great storyline, they had to use it twice.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad Max talked to Steve. Now, Steve can get Steffy to sit down and leave the boy alone.
How cute when Dan commented on Chel's smile and she covered her face with the menu. OH GAG!! Remember in The Color Purple when Celie would cover her smile every time she smiled? Reminded me of that. Did they say Chelsea was OVER 21? I was thinking they transposed the numbers and she's actually 12. Nobody over 21 acts that coy and silly on a date, much less buys four outfits like it's the prom and winds up wearing the only one she brought that looks like she's going to a poolside funeral.
And in the same episode, Bo told Hope she was more beautiful than the day he married her. My husband and I both said aloud.....NO SHE"S NOT!!! Be surprised lightning didn't strike the set right then and there.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Last time Ali was pregnant, she became "Stan". Script recycling time again?

She could always hit her head on the Jan Spears memorial rock and be in a coma for a while.

Or get a hangnail and have to spend 3 months in the hospital.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I find prevuze similar to the old Mystery Science Theater 3000 shows. When we watch Days, we both make comments as the show plays on tv. Everytime Chelsea does that teenybopper smile, we both giggle like shy little school girls. It just adds to the lunacy.

7:28 PM  

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