Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Enough Garbage For Today

John works on the ventilation system wires as Tony watches. Anna comes in choking. Tony goes to her rescue. John sucks on the flashlight and finishes the job. The ventilation system comes on. He checks Tony and Anna, but Stefano booms over the loudspeaker, "It's too late, John." John curses him and attacks the loudspeaker.

Marlena vegetates as a light comes into her room. She looks up, "You."

The apparition says, "It's me — Sam. Have you missed me?"

John rushes into the next room yelling for Stefano. YoungStef sits there, "My name is Stefano."

Sam says, "Marnie, look at me."

Marlena looks up and thinks, "My sister was murdered — a long time ago. Before the writers murdered this show." She asks, "What if I'm not dreaming and you really are Sam? Am I dead?"

The audience cheers.

"No," says Sam, "You're alive." The audience boos. Sam goes on, "You did a bad thing and now you're gonna pay for it."

YoungStef says, "My name is Stefano DiMera."

John asks, "Do you know who I am? My mother was Colleen. Does that sound familiar?"

YoungStef blows a gasket, "Colleen ruined my life!"

Sam tells Marlena she broke her oath as a doctor, "Why did you do it? I know why but do you?"

Marlena tells her she's been injected with the Same stuff she gave Stefano, "I need an antidote."

Sam tells her a little story.

"No," says Marlena, "I need an antidote, not an anecdote."
She tells Sam she did it because of what Stefano did to John. Sam thinks there is more to it than that. Marlena says she knew Stefano wanted John as his pawn again. Sam wants more. Marlena gets frustrated, "The bastard deserved it."

"Now we're getting somewhere," says Sam.

YoungStef says Colleen tricked his father. John insists it was not his mother's fault, "It was our father's fault." YoungStef runs out and John chases him. Santo is in the hall, "Allo, my son-a."

Santo asks John why he's acting like this. John accuses him of leaving Colleen pregnant and alone. Santo claims Colleen never told him she was pregnant. He says if he had known he would have claimed John as his son. John says he wouldn't have wanted that. Santo claims Stefano was as pure as the driven snow, but life turned him into a monster. He says he thinks about Colleen every day.

Sam says she is there to help Marlena, "Revenge never was your style."

"No," says Marlena, "it's your style."

We have a flashback to a time where Sam had drugged Marlena.

Marlena says Sam wasn't very nice back then. Sam says Marlena found a way to help her then, and Sam will find a way to help her now. She tells Marlena she is there because Marlena lost her way.

"If that's why you're here, you should have been here years ago," says Marlena.

"You spent your time and energy trying to save John," says Sam, "but lost sight of who you are as a person."

Santo says he is there to give John a message. He says the life John is now leading is wrong. Stefano made him forget who he is but that doesn't mean he has to become cold and unfeeling, Do-a not-a be like-a me or Stefano. You are Colleen's-a son-a. You are a good-a man-a."

John says, "I don't have a clue what you just said, but you don't know who I am. Neither did Colleen." Santo tells him Colleen did what was necessary.

"My mother abandoned me," growls John. He turns and finds Santo is gone.

Stefano holds L'il Joe. He bets Patch and Kayla have big plans for him, "But I have some big plans for you too. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!"

Sam says if it hadn't been for John Marlena wouldn't be in this mess. Marlena says she would do it all over again. She describes the horror of discovering John was mindless, "And that was before Stefano ever got his hands on him. The man I know and love would have despised NewJohn. I have to get better to help him."

"You can't help somebody who doesn't want to be helped," says Sam, "What will you do when it doesn't work?"

Santo reappears and says Colleen did what she thought was best for John. He says Marlena is a good woman, can help him and loves him. John doesn't want to be the man he used to be, "I don't need her!"

OldJohn stands behind him, "You're wrong, John. And that's a fact."

OldJohn says he is there to help NewJohn. Santo has disappeared. OldJohn says he doesn't like the way NewJohn has been living. NewJohn says they are entitled to everything Stefano has. OldJohn reminds him they were already rich, "And being a DiMera has it's disadvantages, like your upcoming drug trial. I think you should have walked away."

Marlena tells Sam about John... OldJohn. Flashback to wonderful times together. John gives her a charm bracelet, "It has a star... and an anchor..."

"What's this," asks YoungMarlena.

"It's a couch," says John, "After all, you are a shrink."

"And what's this blob," asks YoungMarlena.

"I didn't know quite how to depict a Botox treatment," says John.


Then John guides YoungMarlena onto his jet. She gasps when they go back to the cabin and she sees it all decked out with a bed, "Oh, John, you've recreated our wedding night."

"No," says John, "I just want to join the mile-high club."

Sam can see why Marlena loved OldJohn, "But he's gone now and you have to accept that, Marnie." Marnie no can do.

OldJohn and NewJohn continue their discussion. OldJohn tells him Marlena isn't going to go away, "But I thought maybe if we put our heads together we could figure out a way to get rid of her. Life is about love John. It's about family and friendship. You had it all before Stefano took it away. The life you had was so much better. You just walked away."

"And I would like you to walk away," says NewJohn, "I've had enough garbage for today."

"You're out of luck," says OldJohn, "The show isn't over." OldJohn thinks Marlena can help bring NewJohn back and turn him into OldJohn again. He asks NewJohn to reconsider, "Don't throw away the best thing that ever happened to us."

"I won't," says NewJohn, "I still have the pornmobile."

Marlena tells Sam she just can't give up John. Sam tells her there was a time people wanted Marlena to give up on her but she didn't. Sam reminds her of the day she was sent away. Flashback. Marlena tells her, "They're not going to lock you up, they're going to help you."

"I'll bet you say that to all your patients," says Sam.

Sam says she was able to forgive herself because of Marlena. Marlena says it was Sam's own strength and determination that got her off drugs, "John is in a different place and thinks he doesn't need help. That's why I have to get better. To drive him over the edge."

Well," says Sam, "I have to go." We have a tearful goodbye. Sam picks up her purse and says, "I'll see you, sis."

Marlena stops her, "Oh, Sam, I need your help."

Stefano holds L'il Joe and asks, "Have you completed your assignment?" Rolf says he has and it is an honor to be working for Stefano once again. Stefano says there is much to be done as he hands L'il Joe to Rolf. Rolf says he will follow his instructions to the letter and leaves.

Prevuze

Tony and Anna wake up. Tony helps her up. Anna says she had a strange dream about Stefano. So did Tony. Tony thinks John must have successfully activated the ventilation system. They wonder where John is. Tony assumes he's gone for help. He tells her he will make sure Stefano gets what he deserves. Anna scolds him, "Don't you talk like that or you are no better than he is."

"I am not my father," insists Tony.

"On this show you never can tell," says Anna.

Stefano barks instructions into a phone and then turns to find Rolf. Rolf tells him things went exactly as planned.

Marlena asks Sam to give her the antidote. Sam says she can't do that, "Only you can save yourself."

Marlena begs, "I'm paralyzed." Sam tells her she can do it and disappears. Marlena gives herself a pep talk.

NewJohn says he doesn't know what he's going to do about Marlena. Santo tells him whatever he decides, not to give up on love. He hugs him and then NewJohn stands alone. A tear drops down his face.

Marlena struggles. Slowly, her shaky hand hits the tray. She works it across to the syringe, grabs and jabs.

Prevuze

Previews
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You can watch the previews later today on our PREVUZE II website. Prevuze II should be up no later than noon, Eastern Time.

17 Comments:

Anonymous crpedm said...

Sounds like this will be a great episode to watch. Now if the writers just don't screw this up, oh what am I talking about, they will find a way to screw this up as well. Oh well, but it still sounds like a good episode. Thanks Prevuize!!!

4:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No-no-no! Do not bring OldJohn Back!!!!!!!!!!! That would not be good. NuJohn, so much more awesome.

4:18 AM  
Anonymous LimitedAmountofTime said...

Bring back boring John and it'll be the beginning of the end.

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Stefano holds L'il Joe.
 
I’m glad to see that L’il Joe has moved from being a pile of blankets to being a rubber doll.
 
"What's this," asks YoungMarlena.

"It's a couch," says John, "After all, you are a shrink."

"And what's this blob," asks YoungMarlena.

"I didn't know quite how to depict a Botox treatment," says John.

 
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
OldJohn thinks Marlena can help bring NewJohn back and turn him into OldJohn again. He asks NewJohn to reconsider.
 
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She can’t do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Put her in a coma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We want NewJohn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Flashbacks and heart wrenching conversations with dead people…such is the Days of Our Lives.  Why are dead people always smarter than living people?  Just asking.
 
It appears that we’re back to DOOL in slow motion.  Thank goodness Prevuze is turbo charged!!!

5:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL J&M had become members of the mile high club a long time before that. Thanks for the great Prevuze! Can't wait to watch this!

6:22 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Funny pics as usual - the pseudo-Salem Slasher with her Ginsu letter opener; "if we can prove there was a murder"; and Payla's desperate choice for a babysitter - loved 'em!

“Am I dead?" The audience cheers. "No," says Sam, "You're alive." The audience boos.

An umpire steps up and calls unsportsmanlike conduct on the DROOLing writers for pulling our chain.

We have a flashback to a time where Sam had drugged Marlena.

Now THAT was a cool storyline. Pretty unbelievable that a husband (was it Don or Roman then?) wouldn’t know his wife from her twin sister, but at least within the realm of possibility. Loved seeing Marlena locked away in the looney bin there for a while.

"Don't throw away the best thing that ever happened to us." "I won't," says NewJohn, "I still have the pornmobile."

With Ava gone and Marlena paralyzed, Jawn will need some kind of action. LOLOL

My HUH?! moment today:
Stefano barks instructions into a phone.

So, Stefano was able to block all cell phone communications except for his own?? I want HIS plan.

Thanks for the great Prevuze, Prevuze.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

I totally burst out laughing over "She describes the horror of discovering John was mindless. And that was before Stefano ever got his hands on him." HAHAHAHA

NO NO NO!!!!!! I'm with everyone else. DO NOT BRING THAT SYRUPY, SAPPY SQUINTS BACK!!!! I love NuJawn. >:(

So many great Prevuisms today.. "They're not going to lock you up, they're going to help you. 'I'll bet you say that to all your patients'" and all of the noir pics.

I'll be chuckling over these all day. And making my co-workers think I need to be locked up!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Scolly said...

My favorite:
"You are a good-a man-a."

John says, "I don't have a clue what you just said."


Aaaahhh..good-a old-a Santo.

And-a Prevuze-a!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

So the new writers are so lost they have to have a flashback episode to give them time to come up with a new storyline.
All those who didn't see that coming speak up...

~~*~~*~~*crickets*~~*~~*~~

Maybe just maybe (ATTN NEW WRITERS HINT HINT HINT)
Old John and NuJawn will somehow meld into one person and become...
NEOJON!

All the old memories, but with a new sarcastic attitude.

I agree with cpedm, this may be an episode I will actually have to watch, and not ZAP! LOL

8:23 AM  
Anonymous David the Gnome said...

OMG say it ain't so! The thought of Old John returning makes me wanna HEAVE!

Keep him and send Marlena far, far away to the land of make believe where she can pretend to be perpetually sixteen.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Awesome! I can't wait for 'old' John. The bracelet is one of my favorite scenes (one of a million).

I haven't hated new John, but I've really missed old John. I love that huge heart and goodness. I don't mind him saying things like it is and being 'tougher', but his core needs to be 'old' John. His love for Marlena and core goodness need to come back.


Wonderful Preview as usual. Thanks!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marlena tells her she's been injected with the Same stuff she gave Stefano, "I need an antidote."

Sam tells her a little story.


LMAO!

Thanks, Prevuze -- looking forward to seeing The Real Baby Joe reunited with his parents on tomorrow's day ahead :-)

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

David the Gnome said...

“OMG say it ain't so! The thought of Old John returning makes me wanna HEAVE!”

David, you need to come out of your shell and tell us how you really feel. Oh, wait a second. That’s how I feel too. Barf bags anyone?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Josephine said...

Sounds like a great show! Can't wait to watch this, and I can't wait to see John and Marlena finally talk in the next couple days.

I'm also surprised by some of the comments here, that some people hated old John so much. Wow...I wonder how he remained so popular for so many years with people saying that bringing him back would be the beginning of the end.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the part of the show that actually aired today with Philip growling to Chloe, "Come back in something tight and low."

I spent the next five minutes LMAO, thinking about Prevuism that came after that.

Actually, Chloe did come out in something tight. Not very low, though. Where are those rubber bands when you need them???

KOTU

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Does It Really Matter? said...

Josephine, have you ever thought that is why he was killed off and brought back as someone new?

John was boring and J&M weren't knocking them out in the test audiences, at least not with the younger viewers.

But New John, he's a treasure worth keeping.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Josephine said...

LOL! I love the reasoning.

12:13 AM  

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