Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Null And Void

Max meets up with a guy who tells him, "I understand you're looking for Mel." Max stares at him with an expression that looks like a pumpkin before it's carved up for Halloween.

Trent calls Melanie from the java café. No answer, so he leaves a message.

We pan in on Nick sitting alone in the java café and watching a video on his computer. Do I hear Desperado playing in the background? Trent comes up and they shave a conversation about the joys of coffee. Trent asks about Nick's bartender friend.

EJ plays with the children. Sami comes in looking for her cell phone. "I'm sorry," says EJ, "but I'm kind of new at this and two children is about all I can handle." EJ clowns around and Sami goes along with his shenanigans.

Chloe comes out of Lucas room and rants about how horrible and grisly his face looks. And all she saw was the picture of him taken last month. She can't believe they put him in maximum security with a bunch of hardened criminals, "I understand his cell was located right between the Pacers and the Pistons." Nicole and Chloe hope he doesn't have to go back to prison.

Roman asks, "Lucas, what the hell happened."

Lucas moans, "I did what you asked and they almost killed me for it."

Play, play, play. See the kiddies play. See Allie and Johnny play, too. Sami eats it up. She knows she has been hard to deal with and she's sorry. EJ knows he's not the easiest person to live with, too. She tells him his threat to take Johnny out of the country sent her over the edge.

"I know," says EJ, "But your GPS is programmed to go over the edge every time anyway."

Sami says, "This has been great. I hope we can find a way to get on and be friends."

"I enthusiastically agree," says EJ."

"Why would you be so anxious to get on and be friends," asks Sami.


"Oh," says EJ, "I thought you said get it on. But you know what the problem will be – Lucas." EJ walks away and continues to play with the kids. Sami double huffs.

Lucas tells Roman his cover was broken. He got close to Manny Ortega and found out he was still trafficking drugs in present, "One minute we're talking about moving 50 keys to LA harbor and the next minute someone jumped me and started kicking me in the head. I was lucky they didn't bash me somewhere that could do some damage.

Roman says, "I had my doubts about you doing this. But I figured since it would be you who got the stuffing beat out of him instead of me, it was worth the risk."

Lucas asks, "I don't have to go back to prison, right?"

Roman stares. Lucas asks, "I'm a free man, right?"

The Bimbo Brigade walks into his room. Chloe gasps, "You are?"

Nick tells Trent he doesn't know where Max is. He and Trent dance around each other.

Fauntleroy wants to know why Max is looking for Melanie. Max says he doesn't want any trouble. "What do you want with Melanie," asks Fauntleroy, "Where is she?"

"So you're looking for her, too?"

"That's none of your business," says Fauntleroy, "And you're gonna tell me where she is right now." Stephanie watches and wonders if this would be a good time for a side trip to Niece.

Nicole says, "Lucas, you look like hell."

"Compliments will get you nowhere," says Lucas.

"Don't worry," says Nicole, "It's nothing a little TLC won't take care of, right Chloe?"

Roman decides to give them some privacy. He says they can talk later about springing Lucas.

Lucas tells Chloe and Nicole he made a deal with the Feds and in exchange the Governor commuted his sentence. "You caught a lucky break," says Nicole, "You're really a great guy, Lucas, about five million worth. Anyway, I've gotta go." Alone at last, Lucas tells Chloe he's been thinking about her ever since he left.

"Me too," says Chloe, "I think about me a lot."

Holy cow. Somebody flipped Sami's switch. She rants at EJ for trying to have a simple conversation about their child and he turned it into a conversation about Lucas. Sami would have to lose a few poles to become bipolar.

"Things were great around here," says EJ, "until Lucas came back and now you've become a different person. You've become... highly strung. You keep trying to prove yourself to Lucas while in reality he should be proving himself to you."

"Lucas is back in prison," says Sami, "so he's not in this equation any more." Sami's cell phone interrupts. She goes over and digs it out from underneath a pillow on the couch. Roman tells her Lucas is in the hospital. He asks her to join him there and he will explain things when she arrives.

Nick asks why Trent is so curious about Max. Trent tells him Max is his son, and asks him to keep that information to himself. He says there are still issues he and Max have to resolve. Trent excuses himself.

Chloe comes out and reports that Lucas is fine, "He'll be better when the shipment arrives from the Phillip Kiriakis Face Emporium, though."

Nicole wants to talk to Chloe about her relationship with Lucas, "I don't think you'll be happy with him... not as long as Sami is in the picture. So if I were you, I would turn around and walk away." Nicole's barking phone interrupts.

Trent wants to know if Nicole is making any headway on her assignment. Nicole says she still doesn't know why Max is in France. Trent tells her to work harder.

Roman asks if Lucas is excited about going home. Lucas says he doesn't know where his home is anymore. Roman is sure Lucas and Sami can find someplace. "I love your daughter with all my heart," says Lucas, "But after everything that's happened, I don't know if we can work it out."

"The question is," says Roman, "Do you wanna be with Sami?" Lucas stares.

Sami rushes around and bumps into EJ. She tells him she has to go to the hospital to see Lucas. EJ tells her he hopes everything is OK and prepares for more adventures in babysitting as mommy once again flies the coop.

Fauntleroy wants to know where Melanie is, "Is it true you're an American racecar driver? I hear people in your profession make a lot of money. I'll stop looking for Mel, but only if you pay me what she owes me."

Nicole shows up at the DiMera mansion, "EJ, I need your legal advice."

Sami rushes into Lucas room and asks what happened. Lucas gives her the short version. Roman leaves so Lucas can give Sami the good news. Lucas tells her he's being released, "I'm coming home."

Nick surfs and finds Party girl's video blog. Video girl gushes about her party life. "Who are you," says Nick. He flashes back to his conversation with Max about his sister. "OMG," gasps Nick, as Premiere Party Girl signs off.

So much for legal advice. Nicole and EJ talk about Lucas. Nicole fills him in and tells him Lucas' sentence has been commuted, "Some bad guys beat him within an inch of his life."

"That's a shame," says EJ, "Too bad they couldn't finish the job."

Nicole finally gets back to the legal advice, "How do I protect myself from a blackmailer." She tells him Trent is the one doing it.

"What does Trent have on you," asks EJ.

"Something pretty big," says Nicole, "I need you to help me burn Trent before he burns me."

Sami falls apart, "Lucas, you risked your life so we could be together."

Lucas shakes his head, "No. that's not why I did it. That's not the reason. Not at all."

Max tells Fauntleroy he doesn't have a lot of money. Faunty tells Max if he doesn't pay, he may never see his girlfriend again. Max says she's not his girlfriend. Stephanie, being the aforementioned girlfriend, scoots. Fauntleroy says he doesn't believe Nick.

Nick calls Stephanie and says Trent has been asking questions and volunteered the fact that he is Max' dad, "Tell Max I know how to find his sister."

Nicole tells EJ about her marriage to Trent. She says she eventually left him and never thought she would see the SOB again but, as we know, the world revolves around Salem, and here he is. Then Nicole drops the big bomb, "I never filed for divorce. Trent and I are still married."

Lucas tells Sami, "I did it for the kids."

"See," says Sami, "So you really did do it for me." Sami says she knows when Lucas said he didn't want to be with her any more he was just being noble because he was going to prison.

"No," says Lucas, "I had one of my few moments of sanity." He bursts he balloon and told her he knew about this deal before he went to prison. She rants about him keeping her in the dark. Aside from wishing he were back in prison, Lucas tells her he couldn't confide in her after what happened.

Sami strolls through Fantasyland. She decides they can just wipe the slate clean and move on, "Don't you want us to have a future together?"

"I don't know what I want right now," says Lucas, "I don't want to act like nuthin' bad has happened between us."

"Sami sobs and grovels, "There has to be a way that we can start over and have that dysfunctional relationship I've always wanted."

Stephanie asks, "You know how to find Melanie?"

"Yeah," says Nick, "She's a Blogger."

Stephanie gasps, "You mean like that Prevuze nut?"

Nick fills her in on Premiere Party Girl. Stephanie tells him the more she finds out about Melanie, the more she realizes how much trouble she is. She stares out the window at the Fauntleroy-Max Smackdown. The call gets cut off.

EJ wants to know why Nicole didn't tell him this before. She says she didn't know about it until he came back. EJ says, "So you're saying you didn't file for divorce but didn't realize you were still married. You are one sharp cookie. You realize if word of this gets out your divorce with Victor is completely null and void."

"Don't throw legal terms at me," says Nicole, "What does 'null and void' mean?"

"It's like what happens to your brain when you watch DOOL," says EJ.


EJ wants to know what Trent is blackmailing her for money or something else. Nicole tells him he's doing it for small favors, "He did do one thing I really regret. He forced me to stay away from you."

Max tells Fauntleroy he's not giving him any money. Faunty gets in his face, "Then you'd better pray you find Mel before I do."

Sami wants to know what Lucas thinks about getting together. Lucas says it's always been hard for them. Sami thinks love is all that matters, "The kids are just a hobby."

"I don't have the energy to talk about it any more," says Lucas.

"THANK GOD," yells a gal in the audience.

Too bad. Sami has enough energy for both of them, "Are you saying we are through?"

Lucas thinks they need time apart, "A couple months or something." Sami breaks down. Lucas wants her to leave.

Sami runs out, "Blather, blather blub, glub glug..."


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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty good episode. Thanks so much for taking the time away from your much needed, much deserved vacation. Hope ya'll are having fun.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Sami comes in looking for her cell phone. "I'm sorry," says EJ, "but I'm kind of new at this and two children is about all I can handle."

Right on Prevuze!!!

Roman asks, "Lucas, what the hell happened."

What kind of bleeping question is that? Apparently, Deputy Commander Einstein, he had the cr@p beaten out of him. Geez!!

"One minute we're talking about moving 50 keys to LA harbor and the next minute someone jumped me and started kicking me in the head. ”

Too bad he missed his mouth.

The Bimbo Brigade walks into his room.

Combine the two of them, and you get a C-cup. Chloe, of course, providing the major contribution.

Sami would have to lose a few poles to become bipolar.

HAHAHAHA!!! You’ve heard of PMS. Sami has UMS – ugly mood swings.

Roman tells her Lucas is in the hospital. He asks her to join him there and he will explain things when she arrives.

What a doofus. Roman knows Chloe is bonding with Lucas, and he calls the Prozac poster child to come and visit him in the hospital.

"Yeah," says Nick, "She's a Blogger?"

Stephanie gasps, "You mean like that Prevuze nut?"


Oh, Prevuze, you may be too much but you’re certainly not a nut!!!!

Lucas thinks they need time apart, "A couple months or something." Sami breaks down.

I can only hope that’s true. I know I can certainly use a respite from the groveling, whining, sniveling, ranting, slobbering, annoying, gesticulating, etc., Sami. Nice going writers. You’ve really turned her into an incredibly unsimpathetic mess.

Your vacation is certainly energizing you Prevuze. Thank you for taking time out to give us your turbo charged recap of Daze!!! Truly outstanding!!!

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

This is going to be great. Lucas is more or less giving Sami the heave-ho and EJ is going to be involved with Nicole. Sami can turn on the bawling afterburners and really go insane.

So Nick, still sitting in the Java Cafe (what is he getting, the coffee intravenously?) can figure out how to find Melanie faster than Stax can. HAHAHA

"What does 'null and void' mean?"

"It's like what happens to your brain when you watch DOOL," says EJ."
That's true. But then our brains are recharged by reading Prevuze.

Thanks for still thinking of us while on vacation!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Hope ya'll are having fun.

The vacation is fun. Searching for an Internet connection isn't.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Okay, once again I hate to interject reality into the vast emptiness of logic that is DOOL, BUT:
Under Illinois law (and we have all agreed Salem is in IL) Nicole would still have to divorce Victor legally.
Even if she's still married to Trent, she legally married Victor. All that does is make her guilty of bigamy.
It does not make her any less married to Victor.

Okay enough reality it's
SPOILER TIME SPOILER TIME SPOILER TIME

Monday, August 4th
E.J. tells Ava there's a new judge on her case who can't be bribed; Hope is upset Bo risked his reputation and career to help Philip; Philip tells Morgan he had a dream that she was falling in love with him; Max tells Melanie he is her older brother.

Tuesday, August 5th
Stefano secretly wakes up from his coma and vows to get revenge; John is upset that Ava left him; Hope talks to Philip about why he threatened Paul; Stephanie and Melanie do not get along; Melanie is arrested.

Wednesday, August 6th
Stefano continues to pretend he's unconscious; E.J. visits Stefano and is shocked when Stefano speaks to him; Kayla, Maggie, Julie and Chelsea help Hope prepare for a big night; a person in a ski mask enters Marlena's home.

Thursday, August 7th
Bo tells Hope he wants them to renew their wedding vows; E.J. and Tony realize Stefano has spoken to both of them in secret; Anna demands Tony tell Lexie the truth about Stefano; Marlena is confronted by a masked intruder.

Friday, August 8th
A reporter accuses Bo of suppressing evidence in the Hollingsworth case; Melanie is accused of stealing Tiffany's bracelet; Stefano tells Tony and E.J. he's going to get revenge on Marlena; Marlena tries to call for help, but is paralyzed.

TIVO Alert!
Thursday – Family and friends gather to watch Bo and Hope renew their vows.
*I want to move to Salem and start a bridal shop! I'd be rich!!!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Although the quantity of pictures has declined during Prevuze semi-vacation from the post, the quality hasn't. Bravo!

Max was all over Trent's case about a "sister". All of a sudden Max just drops the subject. The sister is in France and the next time Trent turns around, Max is in France. I just have to ask, how does Trent NOT know why Max is there??? TLT

Max stares at him with an expression that looks like a pumpkin before it's carved up for Halloween.

Now there is an interesting visual.

"I know," says EJ, "But your GPS is programmed to go over the edge every time anyway."…Sami would have to lose a few poles to become bipolar.

A couple of great Sami snarks.

Lucas tells Roman his cover was broken. He got close to Manny Ortega and found out he was still trafficking drugs.

Took all of about a week before he blew his cover, did it? Again I bring up the total improbability of sending a totally untrained doofus into a maximum security prison and trying to get him “in” with a drug lord. I’m sure the state penitentiary system was in “enthusiastic agreement” with that plan by a local, podunk police department!

Stephanie watches and wonders if this would be a good time for a side trip to Niece.

Loved that typo, or Freudian slip! She IS the niece and Max has been having plenty of side trips with her already. LOLOL

"Some bad guys beat him within an inch of his life." "That's a shame," says EJ, "Too bad they couldn't finish the job."

Not bad, but I expected a Prevuze snark something like, “That’s a shame. So without that inch Lucas now is downsized to a midget from a dwarf?”

Took me forever to get logged into Prevuze today, but worth the wait!

11:59 AM  

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