Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bada Bing!

A map of France pops onto the screen. Without it, we wouldn't know where Max is. Max still isn't sure. He chugs along on the Orient Express. The Train à Grande Vitesse whizzes by on the other track. Max opens his door and stops the conductor. He asks what time they will be arriving in Marseilles. The conductor says, "Nous devons arrêter le train. Nous devons obtenir une femme folle."

Max gives him his Mortimer Snerd smile, "Oui." The conductor leaves and Max closes the door, "Whatever you said... because I have no idea."

Max goes back over to his couch and sits down. Suddenly, Stephanie barges into the berth, "Celez vous? Is this seat taken?"

Surprised Max says, "Steph... I..." She flops on top of him. Mortimer Snerd makes another appearance, "Hi..."

Ava meets Nicole in the pub and gives her an update on her relationship with John, "Nothing happened."

Rolf comes into the pub dressed like a 1910 motorcycle racer. He meets Marlena. "You look like an extra from the Sopranos," says Marlena.

"Vell," says Rolf, "If John findz out I'm here vith you – Bada Bing! I'll be zleeping vith zee fishes."

"I doubt it" says Marlena, "It's already too crowded down there with Paul floating around."

Rolf asks, "Vhat is zis all about, Marlena?"

Marlena says, "I need your cooperation and I'm not taking no for an answer."

EJ awaits his guest. He claims this meeting will restore John's standing in the community, "You don't trust me, do you?"

John says, "That's right."

EJ says, "You will. After this night you will."

Roman tells Lucas there is a slight change of plans, "You're going someplace much worse than Statesville."

Lucas screams, "NO! NOT BACK TO SAMI!"

Ava says, "John and I kept things PG-13."

Nicole is disgusted, "What is the point of foreplay if you're not gonna play? I don't get it."

Ava sighs, "Neither did I." Ava says she isn't trying to change John like everyone else, but she doesn't think he's over Marlena.

Rolf gets a call from John. John asks him to pick up a bottle of port on the way home from his ceramics class. John says they are going to have to have a little talk when Rolf gets home.

Judge Fitzpatrick arrives at the DiMera mansion. They make small talk about a mutual acquaintance, Harry Roddinghouse, and then EJ introduces Karen to John. John doesn't remember her. He walks off. "That poor man," says the judge, "To think what he's gone through. Married to Marlena. How could any man stand that? "

Lucas tells Roman, "I'm in, even though this mission is dangerous. I don't want Sami to find out where he I'm going – maximum security."

Of course, Sami walks in, "What?"

The Orient Express chugs along. Stephanie tells Max how she got there. Max thinks Patch will kill him. Stephanie insists she talked to Patch and he's OK with this. She says she can help Max. he says she's getting off at Clermont-Ferrand.

Fitz and EJ discuss John and, of course, John's rather well-endowed checkbook. EJ thinks things will turn around for John. It seems John wants to make a small donation to her campaign. He hands her the check. The air rushes out of the room as the judge looks at the amount and gasps. She says she just can't accept.

Sami Freaks. Roman assures her Lucas will be OK and it's out of his hands. Sami turns into Lizzie Borden without the axe, "Lucas! How could you do this?"

Ava and Nicole sit and cluck about Marlena. Nicole thinks John will come around, "I hope you're having better luck with John than I am with EJ."

"What," says Ava, "Noting has happened?" Nicole gives Ava a look that tells all. Ava gasps, "YOU DIDN'T! YOU DID! WHEN?"

"It was during the blackout," says Nicole.

"Now I understand how it happened," says Ava, "EJ couldn't see you."

"It was pretty hot," says Nicole, "Totally off the charts." Ava asks if they are exclusive now. Nicole says she pushed him away. She screwed up and doesn't think she can fix it.

Marlena shows Rolf the broken disc. She wants Humpty Dummy to put it back together again.

Fitz just can't accept. EJ cajoles. He says he's heard she's not exactly a shoe-in at the next election. He doesn't think her opponent would have the same reservations about accepting a donation. He gives her the check and says whether she decides to cash it is up to her. Karen caves and takes the brib... check. She decides it's time to go. She thanks John on the way out.

EJ comes back from showing Karen out . John says he was watching the whole thing on closed circuit TV. He especially enjoyed the part where EJ told her he would throw his support to her opponent. He still doesn't trust Elvis, though.

Roman leaves Sami and Lucas alone. Sami blithers, babbles and bawls. Lucas tells her he called Will about this and Will is upset. Lucas knows he let everybody down and he has to pay the price. Sami wails, "ALLIE is the one paying the price."

"Yeah," says Lucas, "She's going to have to live with her mother the nutcase."

Sami hits him with the big one, "I wish you'd been thinking of your daughter when you decided to have sex with Chloe."

"Sami," says Lucas, "That's sick. I know it hurts – just like it hurt me when you had sex with EJ."

Sami asks, "So why did you go to Chloe instead of talking to me."

"Chloe was willing to have sex."

Max and Stephanie argue about whether or not she can tag along with him. Max defends leaving the family without notice, "I did what I thought was best."

"What's best," claims Stephanie, "is having someone to lean on. Or in my case, having someone to stomp on."

John says he doesn't trust anyone. But he was pleased how EJ handled things, "One good deed doesn't change the fact that you shot me and relieved me of a kidney."

"That was a long time ago," says EJ.

"It was so long ago I can't remember," says John. EJ claims he did it for his father. He says that should show John how far he will go to protect his family. John says they can do business if EJ proves he will be as loyal to him as he was with Stefano, "But first you have to figure out what to do with Samantha."

Lucas tells Sami he has tried to be civilized but thinks he may not be as noble as he thought he was. Sami begs him to try to beat this rap. Lucas says he can't accept her having feelings for EJ.

Sami grovels, "I'm desperate Lucas. I'll shut EJ out of my life."

Lucas reminds her, "You and EJ share a child."

Sami won't give up, "We share a bond, Lucas. We're both as nutty as fruitcakes. I can call EJ a mistake, but I want to know if Chloe was a mistake."

Before Lucas can answer, the screws appear at the door to take him back to his holding cell. Lucas vows to find a way out.

Sami whines, "So you can come back to Chloe?"

"So I can come back to Allie," says Lucas, "I don't know about anything else." They haul him off. Sami bawls. Roman comforts. He tries to tell her Lucas will be fine, but Sami won't buy it, "He – wah – won't – wah – be – wah – there – wah – to – wah – watch – wah – Allie – wah – grow – wah – upppppp..."

"Let's hope she does," says Roman, "Her mother never did." Roman opens his book of clichés and reads to Sami, "Lets just take this one day at a time and hope for the best."

Sami gives Roman a photo of Allie to give to Lucas. Roman invites her to dinner. Sami agrees, and surfs out on a wave of tears.

John knows EJ is still in love with Sami. EJ tries to deny it. John is direct, "You'd like another roll in the hay with her, wouldn't you?" EJ won't deny that. John lights a cigar, "That court order – we're both aware of your motivation."

EJ says his motivation was to protect his son. He wonders when John started to care for Sami. "Let's say she's started to grow on me," says John. EJ thinks John is just trying to score points with Blondie by acting like he cares for Sami. He wants John to admit feelings for Marlena.

Rolf thinks if the old John were to resurface he would get life without parole. Marlena says, "Not if I can get you immunity."

Ava advises Nicole to go for EJ. Nicole thinks her situation with him is complicated. Ava says she saw EJ earlier and he said he was upset about a woman, "He likes you. Call him and invite him to coffee." Nicole wishes she could but she says there is something Ava doesn't know, "Trent Robbins is in the way." She swears Ava to secrecy.

Time passes.

"OMG," says Ava, "Trust me I won't say a word. Aren't you glad you got that off your chest? Now there is nothing there."

Marlena works on Rolf. Rolf says he just can't trust her.

John tells EJ not to worry about him and Marlena. Sami storms in and chokes on the smell of John's cigar. She says she's looking for Rolf. EJ asks what happened. She tells him Lucas is heading to prison.

John drones, "One less mouth to feed."

EJ thinks it's time for Sami to move on.

Sami asks, "With you?"

"Don't flatter yourself," says EJ. Sami insists Lucas made a mistake with Chloe just like she made a mistake with EJ. Sami says she will forgive Lucas but not EJ.

Stephanie pouts and decides she should go back to Salem. Max falls for it and decides she can stay. Slurping ensues.

Marlena says if Rolf doesn't help she will find another way to get John's memory back, and Rolf will be back behind bars.

John and EJ are alone together. John suggests EJ back off on the threats. EJ says the court order is his only leverage. John says, "She loves those rugrats and what you are doing is cruel." John won't say either yes or no to their collaboration, but if it goes forward, there are a couple of things to iron out, "First, you aren't working with me, you're working for me. Second, you still haven't proven yourself." EJ is sure he can do that. John goes to the chessboard, makes a move and tips the king over, apparently signifying he just beat himself at his own game.

Lucas is back in Roman's office. Roman gives him the picture, "Remember, you're doing this for Allie."

Lucas says, "I just hope the next time she sees me it isn't at my funeral."

A gal in the audience stands up and yells, "That makes one of us."

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie said...

Roman tells Lucas there is a slight change of plans, "You're going someplace much worse than Statesville."

Lucas screams, "NO! NOT BACK TO SAMI!"


No kidding!!! That is turning into a fate worse than death. Just watching her carry on like a raving lunatic is getting to be shear torture.

Nicole is disgusted, "What is the point of foreplay if you're not gonna play? I don't get it."

Ava sighs, "Neither did I."


Maybe what the mansion needs is an ELEVATOR!!!

"That poor man," says the judge, "To think what he's gone through. Married to Marlena. How could any man stand that? "

EJ replies, “Being married to her daughter is even worse”.

Roman opens his book of clichés and reads to Sami, "Lets just take this one day at a time and hope for the best.

…and Miss Samantha, tomorrow is another day.”

Rolf thinks if the old John were to resurface he would get life without parole. Marlena says, "Not if I can get you immunity."

Whose going to get Marlena immunity when Stefano resurfaces? Rolf takes ceramics classes and tango lessons? He’s the only character on this soap who actually has a life. You go Rolf!!!

Hmmm, Jawn has become a relationship counselor and morphed into EJ’s personnal Dear Abby. What’s scary about this is that he is dispensing better advise than his psychiatrist wife.

Well, I only took one year of high school French but here goes. Merci beaucoup Prevuze!!!

5:43 AM  
Anonymous LB said...

You know, I really used to love this soap. Sami was my all time favorite character and the reason I started watching it back in the early 90's. (Well, and Viviene and Kristin.) And they have managed to completely and utterly destroy her character. I love Bryan D. but they need to figure out something with the Lucas character. It's a shame to have all these great actors with such potential and completely waste it on a triangle that has gone back and forth for way to long. Just figure it and PUT SAMI WITH ONE OR THE OTHER, preferably EJ.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Bulldog, you are one twisted puppy! Loved your picture.

John says they can do business if EJ proves he will be as loyal to him as he was with Stefano.

Like when EJ told Marlena where Stefano had Jawn and when EJ agreed to committing his dear old Dad?

One of the biggest HUH?! moments yet for me:

Lucas tells Roman, "I'm in, even though this mission is dangerous.

Oh, for pete’s sake! Rather than sending in an undercover cop who might actually be TRAINED for this, they are sending civilian Lucas the Mouth into the pen on some “dangerous” mission which will no doubt earn him his freedom from an attempted murder conviction!!??

PLEASE tell me this is some fantasy of Lucas’s.

Since the show is giving us nothing but cr*p, it is so inspiring to see the Prevuze crew just throw everything into their work. French language lessons, the French Foreign Legion, French President Sarkozy, the new French Flag...heck, from the previews yesterday I thought even Rolf was wearing a French beret. Are we becoming totally French-i-fied or what? Mais, oui!

Au revoir et bon chance, Prevuze. Until tomorrow....

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPOILERS:

I see from reading spoilers for the next couple weeks that we are right that it was Ava's goons who killed Paul because Ava's bodyguard takes a shot at Morgan and Phillip gets in the line of fire.

It also says that Ava and John make love on the rooftop.

I knew Lucas would get out of prison some way, but to do it like this is just plain stupid. Fire those new writers on DOOL, they are worse than ever. Bring Hogan Sheffer back, at least when he was head writer, he moved storylines along fast, and without being disgusting.

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

You just gotta love that gal in the audience! HAHAHAHA

If I was Rolf I'd get a restraining order against Marlena so she couldn't bug me any more.

In the typical messed up Daze time warp, wasn't Max already on the train when Stephanie was sitting in the pub hashing everything out with Payla? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET ACROSS FRANCE ANYWAY?

I don't know any French but I got the gist of most of it. Insanite is right.

Excellent Prevuze today!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EJ says his motivation was to protect his son. He wonders when John started to care for Sami. "Let's say she's started to grow on me," says John. EJ thinks John is just trying to score points with Blondie by acting like he cares for Sami. He wants John to admit feelings for Marlena.

Okay, Days is usually greatly lacking in the realism department, but come on....like guys would ever really talk to each other about this stuff.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Well anon, we're all not that shallow. What else would they be talking about other than their personal lives. These people don't have hobbies - so no seeing them talk about sports and whatnot.

Lol applecheeks, people have done worse than Lucas and gotten off. The fact that Nicole walks free is testament to that. I agree, but they just need some semi-plausible way of getting Mouthy out of Carmine's grasp.

Bulldog, Salem is a few miles from every location in the world. I admit it was bizarre, when I heard Stephanie shows up on a train - I assumed it was train heading to an airport... in America.

I don't like it when they add all these random plot items to move it along. It's so random. Like EJ's ridiculous threats to Sami to hasten the vitriol between them and Stephanie's sickening obsession with Max which is supposed to be 'twu luv'.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teehee: Nous devons arrêter le train. Nous devons obtenir une femme folle. Translates to: We must stop the train. We must obtain a crazy woman.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to do the French have a show as bad as DOOL? YES - they actually show DOOL, about 3 years behind, with French voice-overs.

~Lisa

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A random thought strayed through my head last night...a rare occurrence, trust me! What ever happened to Gloria Loring / Liz Chandler? I loved her character but missed how she left the show. If she died we could always bring her back. Nobody ever stays dead on this show. I can see it now Viviane, Eugene and Liz show up...they could me someone’s mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. I’d love to see Marlena go up against Viviane.
Sherri

10:06 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Teehee: Nous devons arrêter le train. Nous devons obtenir une femme folle. Translates to: We must stop the train. We must obtain a crazy woman.

I could have said some of it better, but I was trying to make the French look as much like English as possible. I don't think I was too successful. I already got one email asking me to translate the word "train" into English.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have always liked ej, until now. i dont like what he is trying to do to sami. i think he is wrong for obatining a court order, which is probably just as bogus as the immigration thing or the anullment thing, to keep sami from taking johnny anywhere, yet he is planning on taking the same child out of the country. i heard they will be redoing the dna test on the twins, i hope they turn out to be lucas's now. that would serve ej right.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Roman's comment that Sami doesn't need either EJ or Lucas.
I have always suspected that both the twins have the same father and would be proven someday. Probably the man Sami will end up with on DOOL. She said she is willing to forgive Lucas for having sex with Chloe because she knows it was just a mistake, like she made by having sex with EJ. I can see the writers having Lucas pulling off some magnificient unreal feat in prison so he will get out of serving ten years plus, which is not very realistic.

Trent Robbins looks so weird looking up to Nicole on DOOL. He really is short huh?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

For the Anonymous wondering about Liz Chandler Curtis...I whipped out my DOL Complete Family Album (at least through 1995). Last time she's mentioned, is 1986.

I quote, "Eventually, she handled her own drinking problem, got through her tragedies [losing her brother and for a while her voice when she was shot in the throat], and her singing voice returned. But the stress had taken a toll on her marriage [to Neil Curtis]. When she landed a movie project in late summer, she and Neil divorced."

Since she isn't mentioned again, I assume she left to do her movie and never came back.

She/Neil Curtis/Viv/Ivan I'd welcome them all back.

PS - let's throw in Bart as one of the back-from-the-dead crowd. I miss Bart!

5:03 PM  
Blogger cfish said...

Applecheeks -- I totally agree about the "Bart" comment! As hilarious as Rolf has become, and as entertaining as NuJawn is, could you imagine a house with Rolf, NuJawn, AND Bart??? Now THAT would be TV worth watching!!!

6:50 AM  

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