Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ego, Greed, A Tainted Empire, A Brazen SOB, Vengeance And A Chill Pill

Rolf walks through the DiMera mansion hallway with a suitcase. Stefano asks, "Going somewhere?"

"Iz not vhat it lookz like," says Rolf.

Stefano orders, "Put the suitcase down."

Rolf comes into the room, "How about zee drink, Ztefano, perhaps zome Strega."

"Rolf," says Stefano, "Shut up." Stefano tells him they have urgent business.

Patch rages. Roman wants to speak with Kayla and him. Kayla steps in and whines, "I really need to go be with Joe."

Roman says, "Not now. One more minute, Kayla."

WhinebuttKayla begs, "Oh pleeeeeaseeeee..."

Roman interrupts, "One more..."

Patch tries to calm her down, "We have to help." He fills Roman in on what happened, but Kayla steps all over him. She and Patch continue to rant about Stefano's misbehavior.

John comes in and asks about Marlena. Lexie is combative. She lectures John about coming in without permission, but suddenly stops, "Wait! Her brain activity just spiked. She's regaining consciousness."

"That's strange," says John, "DOOL isn't over yet."

Tony and EJ wait together in the infamous stairwell. "You're not as much fun as Sami," says EJ. They talk about Stefano and his unpredictability. EJ doesn't understand why Stefano wants to taint the empire he has built. Tony says Stefano's fortune is theirs, "But I think we have a problem that we've brushed aside, and it is the time that we confront it head on."

EJ asks, "You mean John Black?"

Tony says, "No. I mean this hospital coffee. I think I'm going to be sick." EJ isn't sure if he wants to continue their father's legacy. Tony says this is about dignity, not money.

"John has been good to me," says EJ.

Tony snorts, "Oh, for God's sake, send him a dozen roses." EJ thinks Stefano will go gunning for John. Tony suggests they wrest control from those who would sabotage the empire.

Stefano chuckles, "Rolf, you should take a chill pill. Or has that phrase become passe since I was in my coma?"

"No," says Rolf, "It vas passe yearz ago." Stefano tells Rolf they have much to accomplish and it's good to be back, but he has to go underground.

"In ozzer verds," asks Rolf, "Zey're kickink you off zee zhow again?"

"No," says Stefano, "Better safe than comatose. Unless you are watching DOOL." Stefano hands him a portfolio and asks him to guard it. He also says he wants to leave a message for Marlena. He walks over to the chess board and breaks the queen in half. Rolf gasps, "But zoze chezz peizez are over 100 yearz oldt!"

"I know," says Stefano, "just like Marlena. But these pieces are mine to do with as I see fit." He tells Rolf they can catch up on things when they reach their destination. Rolf is coming with him.

The nurse hands L'il Joe to Kayla and tells them Dr. Lopez checked him out and he is fine. Patch wonders if he is really all right. "I'm sure he is all right," says Kayla, "Dr. Lopez has taken care of him since he was born."

"Now there's a long-term relationship for you," says Patch. He continues to make wild threats against Stefano, "If he did anything to L'il Joe, I would kill him."

"I would help you kill him," says the compassionate woman of medicine, "Or at least take that kidney back."

Sami freaks at the thought that Marlena is waking up. The three of them hover over Marlena. John asks, "Dr. Carver, what's going on? You said she was snapping out of it."

"No," says Lexie, "I said she was snapping at me and she's always out of it."

Sami calls out to Marlena, "Mom, (say it with her) we're here for you and we will be (say it with her) here for you for all the Days Of Our Lives."

Lexie shows John the empty syringe and says she knows it was an antidote. She says she isn't sure who administered it, "I'm going to go run more tests. The more tests, the bigger the bill."

Sami tells John she knows he cares about Marlena, "You have a heart in there and right now it's breaking. You love her, don't you?" John is evasive. He says he doesn't understand love but he admits he has been more concerned since Stefano targeted her in the lockdown. Sami asks if he is holding out for someone else like Ava. John is silent.

Sami freaks, "OMG! You can't keep leading Mom on like this. I know you want to start over but you owe it to her not to give her false hope. When she wakes up I'm going to tell her she needs to move on."

John stops her tirade. He says he's just trying to process things. Sami apologizes for going off the deep end. John knows that's not exactly uncharted territory for her. Sami says she is in no position to criticize since she is on shaky ground when it comes to romance herself. But her kids are important so she's going to go find them and give them a big hug. She goes over to Marlena and tells her she's leaving but Marlena is in good hands. Sami leaves.

Tony says power corrupts when it's all about ego and greed. EJ agrees, I'm with you on this." Hugs. Tony goes to find Anna and take her home.

Just as he leaves, Nicole comes into the stairwell, "So this is the infamous stairwell." EJ tells her he knows he hurt her. Nicole says she knows they didn't have something serious, but it's been a long time since she poured her heart out to a man, "Actually, I find you pompous and stuffy. You're not even my type. I don't blame Sami. It's all you. You are cruel and insensitive just like 99% of the male population."

"I know," says EJ, "It's guys like me that give the other 1% a bad name." He takes a peek at the guy manual, "The situation is complicated and we have issues."

"I don't care anymore," says Nicole. She says EJ is a liar.

"Even when I told you I have feelings for you," he asks.

A mushroom cloud appears over Salem hospital, "Is that supposed to make me feel better? You made out with Sami and twenty minutes later announce your half baked feelings for me?"

"They aren't half baked," insists EJ. Nicole says she wants him out of her life and storms off.

Rolf insists he's a scientist not a manservant. Stefano tells him to dismantle the labooooratory and move it to a new location. Rolf tells him John Black destroyed the lab.

Stefano goes into meltdown, "That brazen SOB! Half brother or not, he is finished! He and Marlena make quite a malevolent destructive pair. Vengeance is mine and it will be sweet. I am going to raise up a new generation of DiMeras, more powerful and invincible than ever. The vendetta will live on. In the meantime, I will wreak havoc with John and Marlena, the legendary lovers of Salem."

Sami and EJ pick the twins up where they left their baby buggy parked by the curb and return to the mansion. EJ walks in and sees the room has just been abandoned, "Father?" Sami comes in and asks what's wrong.

Nicole meets Lucas. He tells her he's glad this whole thing happened since it's reinforced the fact that it's over with Sami. Nicole says, "You're better off without her."

Miss Meathooks overhears, "I couldn't agree more."

John looks toward the heavens and prays, "First of all, the ceiling needs painting. Marlena's just gotta get better. OK, I will make whatever deal you want me too." John looks toward the floor, "With either one of you. Come on Blondie, it's time to wake up. I have something important you might want to hear."

Nicole thinks this is big news. Suddenly Lucas decides he has to focus on his daughter and leaves. Chloe says she feels like Lucas just blew her off. "Hey," shrugs Nicole, "he's a man — unpredictable and emotionally unavailable." Nicole offers to buy coffee.

Chloe is shocked, "You drink something other than booze?"

As they walk off, Nicole says, "The Cubs are really doing great this year."

"Give them time," says Chloe, "They don't call them the 'meltdown masters' for nothing. Besides, I heard a rumor the Cubs are moving to the Philippines. They're going to call them the Manila Folders."

Roman says they will be working full time to get Stefano. Tony walks up as Patch talks about Stefano taking L'il Joe. Roman turns to Tony, "You know anything about that?"

Tony hyperventilates, "Damn him!"

EJ tells Sami it's nothing. One of the twins cries and Sami gets up to get a bottle. As she does, she discovers the broken chess piece.

John says he knows he's hurt Blondie. Gradually, her pain has affected him. He knows he's not the John she fell in love with but he says she is important to him. He wants her to pull through. Lexie walks in. John asks, "You have the test results?" Lexie nods. John asks, "She's gonna be OK?"

Roman asks Tony where Stefano is. Tony says he doesn't know. He can't believe Stefano would target a child. Kayla whimpers. She wants to go home. Roman says he will post security on their place. The taxpayers will pay.

Prevuze

Chloe and Nicole share coffee. Nicole toasts, "Here's to us standing strong against the forces of an evil, deceitful woman who can get decent men wrapped around her little finger."

"OMG," gasps Chloe, "Who has she been going out with besides EJ and Lucas?"

Sami reports the twins are asleep. EJ asks why the chess piece upset her. "It's the queen," says Sami, "Stefano used to call her the queen of the night." She thinks this proves Stefano has been there. The Richter Scale registers yet another one of Sami's mood swings, "You knew that, didn't you? Admit it. This place is no longer safe. We need to get out of here right now."

Marlena wakes. John asks, "Hey Blondie, are you coming back to us?"

Nicole fills Chloe in on her and EJ, "It was just a crush. But who wouldn't have a crush on him?" She blames EJ for succumbing to Sami's charms. She says she is furious with him. I blame Sami, but it takes two to foxtrot.

Chloe speculates, "But if Sami weren't in the picture..."

Nicole asks, "You have something in mind?"

"Sami always shoots herself in the foot," says Chloe. Nicole toasts to Sami coming up empty.

Tony tells Anna bout the Joenapping. Anna thinks Stefano is a maniac. Tony tells her they will take back the DiMera name.

EJ tries to whoa Sami up. However, Sami is in a mood to panic. EJ insists he isn't running away from his problems. Panic-o-rama-paloosa.

Lexie is back in with John and Marlena, "I'm going to go run more tests. The more tests, the bigger the bill."

"Welcome home," says John, "These last few hours have been strange, huh? Seeing people that weren't there, having conversations with... doesn't matter. I know now I'm on a mission where failure isn't an option. We need to work on things starting with our relationship and maybe even our marriage. What do you think?"

Tony explains that he and EJ are joining forces to take back the empire. Anna doesn't like it. Tony says he can't watch the empire go up in smoke. "It's about bringing honor to the DiMera name," says Tony. Anna is tired of hearing that. Tony insists he and EJ have to take control.

Lucas walks into the DiMera mansion and finds EJ and Sami, "There's the happy couple."

"Go back where you came from," growls EJ.

"No problem," says Lucas, "I'll just take my daughter. I'm leaving right now."

John asks, "Did you hear what I said, Doc?" He smiles, "That's right, I called you Doc. Maybe there is a piece of the old John inside me."

Marlena turns, scowls and drones, "Who are you?" John's smile fades like that other cheap candy melting in your hand, not in your mouth.


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12 Comments:

Blogger Gordon Davidescu said...

Marlena turns, scowls and drones, "Who are you?"

Perfect timing for The Who to pop up behind her. "Who are you? Who who, who who?"

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

"Wait! Her brain activity just spiked. She's regaining consciousness."

"That's strange," says John, "DOOL isn't over yet."



Being comatose does have some advantages.



Rolf gasps, "But zoze chezz peizez are over 100 yearz oldt!"

"I know," says Stefano, "just like Marlena.



Chortle, chortle, chortle!!!!!



Sami freaks, "OMG! You can't keep leading Mom on like this. I know you want to start over but you owe it to her not to give her false hope.”



Kinda like the way Sami strings along EJ?



She says EJ is a liar.

"Even when I told you I have feelings for you," he asks.



It appears that EJ has morphed into Sami.



As they walk off, Nicole says, "The Cubs are really doing great this year."

"Give them time," says Chloe, "They don't call them the 'meltdown masters' for nothing. Besides, I heard a rumor the Cubs are moving to the Philippines. They're going to call them the Manila Folders."



The ref puts his hands on his hips and gives Prevuze a game misconduct. The commissioner’s office will be contacting Prevuze shortly. OK, you’ve got me weeping and saying “it won’t happen this year” between my snivels.



Lexie is back in with John and Marlena, "I'm going to go run more tests. The more tests, the bigger the bill."



Can you say “defensive medicine”?



Bulldog, you are right on with that caption. Thanks for another great update, Prevuze, and go Cubs!!!!

6:11 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Marlena turns, scowls and drones, "Who are you?"

Well, since oldMarlena just can’t seem to wrap her head around the concept of moving on from oldJohn, I guess this is the only way Joc with ever get back together. NuMarlena will fall in love with nuJohn. But MY GOD, this is going to be tedious.

LOL at Lucas and his dead telephone as well as Sami preferring surrender to Stefano over being examined by Lexi.

Roman says they will be working full time to get Stefano.

Like with the SPD that means anything.

Panic-o-rama-paloosa.

While the title of today’s post was great, the above would have been a good title as well. Pretty much sums the show up.

”Manila Folders." Prevuze is pretty brazen, taking on the beloved Cubs fans. Duck and cover, Prevuze. Duck and cover!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

"Give them time," says Chloe, "They don't call them the 'meltdown masters' for nothing. Besides, I heard a rumor the Cubs are moving to the Philippines. They're going to call them the Manila Folders."


Bwahahaha! I have to use this one on my husband, who still goes into the garage to cry every time the Cubs lose.

Great pictures and Prevuisms...I haven't been around much and have missed Prevuze! Thanks for a great morning read!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous em said...

"Who are you?"

Oh for crying out loud. Here we go again.

I've been gone for months, and I feel like I haven't missed a step. Writers, at least pull up an old scrip that is INTERESTING.

At least I've got Prevuze.

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

I realize this isn't real life but I couldn't help wonder when Marlena was seeing her sister...if you're "visiting" with someone who died a long time ago wouldn't you picture them as THEY were THEN and not how YOU look NOW? HAHAHAHA

So I guess the soap magazine rumor that RoboJawn meets RoboMarlena is coming true. As Deb would say, how many of us are looking forward to that? * * crickets * *

LOL over Lucas calling the repairman. And this is the greatest: "But zoze chezz piezez are over 100 years oldt!" "I know," says Stefano, "just like Marlena."

Prevuze, you could be doing this for 100 years and it would never get old! Thanks! :D

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prevuze, you could be doing this for 100 years...

That brings up a good point. Somewhere deep within the Prevuze compound is the Prevuze staff creating clones, or perhaps some PrevuzePawns, of their own to continue the good work into the future??

BWAAAAHAHAHAHA

KOTU

8:43 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

Boy, the DAZE writers are REALLY getting lame. Not only are they repeating story lines, they're repeating them while the original story line is still going on!!! If they're not careful, they'll find themselves in an infinite loop and never be able to get out!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anterior/Exterior said...

OMG are we going to find out Marlena has a split personality and it was Samantha who drugged Stefano, giving her an instant out.

I wondered why Marlena didn't see Samantha as she was when she died, too, and wondered why her sister didn't do the scene. Afraid they no longer look quite as alike as they did?

Great banners. At least the black and white stuff was good.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Lily Luna said...

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7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok. So, is Salem a place where idiots go to die? I watched the staircase episode and wanted to scream at Chloe...SHORT, SHALLOW breaths, you moron! Lucas told her take short shallow breaths and she sat there heaving her orbs like oxygen was chocolate. I can see their baby now. Deer in the headlights eyes, furrowed brow, protruding upper lip and thin lower one. Ick.
Now, EJ and Sami are out of the staircase of love. Lexi convinces Sami to have bloodwork done so we can see if the gas did any permanent damage. I'm just going to stay off of that obvious plea for a remark. But, answer me this....why did Sami have to disrobe and get into a hospital gown for Lexi to just draw blood? And, who's xrays are those on the wall in every exam room. Looks like brain xrays and they are lit up so all the world can see. I've never been in an ER exam room and been able to just stand and browse the xrays of previous patients at my leisure.
Salem.....Where idiots go to die.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said it before and I'll say it again...when Lexie draws blood, she'll find out Sami's pregnant with EJ's baby. Yeah, yeah, I know...why would they run a pregnancy test?!? This is, after all, Salem University hospital!

I really do hope they write in Alison's pregnancy and make it EJ's baby...I like her with him more than Lucas, and that way, it'll keep James Scott around for a while! MMMMMMMM..... :D

9:08 PM  

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