Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fortune Cookie Philosophy

We're on the road, so here is a bit shorter version of today's show:

Trent wants to clear the air with Melanie and get back to the way things used to be. In the good old days, she'd let him pimp her out without a fight. Trent tells her he knows she would have gone through with things in France if her idiotic friends hadn't shown up. Trent figures if Melanie is going to behave like a whore he might as well capitalize on it. That does it. Melanie wishes Max had killed Trent when he had the chance and throws her hat in the ring by threatening to kill him herself. As they argue, Trent backs into the gutter and steps on a wino. This angers the wino who also threatens to kill Trent. Melanie huffs off in disgust.

Nick confronts Trent about messing with Melanie. He threatens to go to the board of regents. Trent threatens to tell the grant commission Max doctored Nick's grant work. Melanie watches as Nick calls Trent's bluff and tells him to stay away from Melanie. Trent refuses so Nick adds his name to the nation of suspects threatening to kill Trent. A passing car sports a bumper sticker, "HONK IF YOU WANT TO KILL TRENT."

Hope supports Lexie and tells her Abe did a noble thing. Lexie tells Hope she supports Abe, or at least that's what she keeps telling herself.


Lexie says nothing will stop Abe from going after Stefano, but now he doesn't have to do it by the book, not that he ever let that l'il ole book bother him before.

Bo and Roman try to convince Abe to come back to work. Abe refuses to come back and work for a corrupt administration, but suggests Roman should take the job. Roman don' wanna. He refuses to work for a corrupt administrator, too, although he never considered Abe to be as corrupt as the mayor. He convinces Abe he won't take the job, so Abe moves on to his second choice, Bo. It's pretty bad when your second choice is that close to the bottom of the barrel. Bo don' wan' no stinkin' commissioner's job either. Roman gets called away; Abe continues to work on Bo.

Roman calls Bo from the station and tells him the mayor has picked Abe's successor. Bo heads out as Lexie comes in, says Hope heard the same thing and went to the station, too.

Anna and Marlena get together and talk about John's recent strange behavior. Marlena thinks he's headed off the deep end. She's totally baffled. She also doesn't understand John's recent behavior. In fact, Marlena is so concerned, she's decided to split. The problem is Ava. Marlena thinks John's problem is biological. She thinks he just wants a woman in his bed. He's willing to settle for Marlena, though. Anna tells Marlena she's out of her mind. Anna has a firm grasp of the obvious. Anna encourages Marlena to give John another whirl. Marlena thinks John is short-circuiting. Marlena can't bring herself to continue to invest in John. He's kind of become the Lehman Brothers of husbands. Bipolar Anna finally does a 180 and decides Marlena divorcing John wouldn't be so bad after all.

Marlena and Anna wrap things up. Marlena decides she doesn't want to see John self destruct, but figures there's no rule that says she has to watch. After Marlena leaves, Anna calls John and tells him it's time they had a nice long talk.

John comes in and finds Stefano reading the classics to the uber-SORASED Johnny and Allie. Stefano thinks John is there to provoke him and tells him to take his best shot. John wigs out and gets what he calls a little headache as he and Stefano trade barbs. Stefano goes for ibuprofen (Just holler when the excitement gets to be too much for you). John refuses the meds because he doesn't trust Stefano. He tells him he's half owner of everything Stefano owns. Stefano says John's hubris astounds him. John thanks him and says he's been using Enzyte for a couple of months. Each thinks the other belongs in prison. Stefano is happy because John likes his new self better. He tells him this is not a little fight any more, it's war. Stefano reminds John he created him and can destroy him. John continues to get "headaches." He wants Stefano to hand over his house. Stefano vows his grandchildren will live there. John says Stefano's grandchildren will hate him. He says Stefano could have salvaged some dignity by playing ball with him. Stefano extols on virtues like that and says he thinks dignity is all smoke and mirrors. John is tired of Stefano's fortune cookie philosophy.

Rolf comes in after John leaves and tells Stefano everything is ready. He cautions Stefano that soon John's brain will overload and he will soon be dead.

The mayor and Roman have a private conversation. Roman likes the mayor's choice for commissioner. The mayor comes out and blathers for an eternity in front of the TV cameras, then announces the new commissioner is Hope Brady. Back at the carver residence Abe tells Lexie he couldn't convince Bo or Roman to take the job so he made a few calls and arranged for Hope to get the job. He didn't have enough time to warn Hope. The TV camera pans in on a stunned Hope.


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


Anonymous LB said...

You know, I haven't watched Days in, oh say, 3-4 weeks. I also haven't gotten around to taking it off my DVR. That said,I think I might watch today. Don't worry it's not becuase I find the show even remotely interesting today or because I'm sick or anything. I am simply curious to see just how "UBER SORASED" Johnnie & Allie are. I mean, I think Brady & Belle hold the prize for UBER SORASED. I was just in grade school then and didn't know about the SORAS0ing stuff. Imagine my shock when one day Brady & Belle were both in baby carriers and like a week later out comes Brady as this mad, angry teen/early 20's guy all in black and black combat boats with an attitude. In comparison, Belle wasn't that bad as she was only in the beginning of high school. Prevuze, thank you so much. I keep reading you in hopes that my all time favorite show will get better but unfortunately, it just seem like it's going to happen.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

John comes in and finds Stefano reading the classics to the uber-SORASED Johnny and Allie.

Just how "uber-SORASED" are we talking here?
Grade school? College?

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Trent figures if Melanie is going to behave like a whore he might as well capitalize on it.
…and the father of the year award goes to (drum roll please)…Trent Robbins!!!!
Abe tells Lexie he couldn't convince Bo or Roman to take the job so he made a few calls and arranged for Hope to get the job.
What?!!!  Exactly how did he pull that one off?  If Abe has the selection committee in his back pocket, why is he worried about a corrupt mayor?  It would appear that Abe has enough connections for work around the mayor. 
For me, the other big head scratcher is Stefano reading to the twins.  Where’s Sami?  Is she off to the gym?  The whole gym thing just doesn’t make any sense either.  With a crib the size of the DiMera mansion, wouldn’t you think it would have a room big enough to hold a variety of professional quality exercise equipment?  It’s obvious Stefano has never used a treadmill but, certainly, Jawn’s been working on his hairy abs.
Thanks for another great installment of Prevuze and have a wonderful road trip! 

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Foo said...

I have a suggestion for a bumper sticker. "Honk if you DON'T want to kill Trent." Otherwise the cacophony of horn blowing will be deafening!!


6:29 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

OK. So maybe I overdid it with the phrase "Uber-SORASED." Let's just say, it seems to me the twins are growning up rather quickly.

I sincerely apologize since it is Prevuze' policy never to exaggerate. OK, mostly never. OK, not much. Really. Unless it suits our twisted purposes.

Which it always does. We're kind of like that. Uber-twisted.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous CherryNose said...

I say we keep Trent and kill off Marlena!

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Deb" haven't heard from you on a while,nice to have you back. Cherry nose I second that motion!!!!. Ubersorasing for your own purposes I am just shocked :P Thanks prevuze for taking the bullet.c.

7:08 AM  
Anonymous lb said...

Well, I must say I'm a bit disappointed about the sorasing. I was thinking that if might be better to have the kids Theo and Ciara and Clare's age. Then they're not crying and can interact some. Of course, we'd make fun of it but it might be more interesting. Or just make them Will's age. Why not? Has anyone else noticed that Theo is like the only child to not have been soras'ed crazy? Not sure how old he is supposed to be vs how old he is but he seems to be on the picture and on a somewhat normal timeline (in comparison -- ie. Ciara). And frankly, Stefano might be the most normal influence on these poor kids.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Well I'm laughing over everyone's comments as well as Prevuze. And in Prevuze I'm still laughing over "The Lehman Brothers of husbands" HAHAHAHA

Come on!! Even in Salem would a position like the police commissioner go to someone they hadn't even interviewed? Asked if they even wanted it? Pard and Bo turned it down how'd they know Hope wouldn't? Jeez, where I work when my husband worked here he couldn't be a temporary supervisor for even one day since I worked here, too.

Anyway, I wish Bart had been made the new commish. Makes about as much sense.

I'm going to get a bumper sticker that says Go Prevuze! Thanks. :D

8:00 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

A passing car sports a bumper sticker, "HONK IF YOU WANT TO KILL TRENT."

Dang, Trent is one of the few characters I LIKE on this show right now.

Marlena can't bring herself to continue to invest in John. He's kind of become the Lehman Brothers of husbands.

Undervalued and overpriced??

(Just holler when the excitement gets to be too much for you).

Jeez, the audience would have to wake up first.

Wow! Prevuze was short but packed full of strong, mind-altering prevuisms today. Bless you, o’ snarky one.

PS - Jawn, please pass me over some of those strong, mind-altering pain killers would ya?

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, I loved EJ with little Allie. He was so cute with her. I hope they haven't aged too much.

I agree with keeping Trent and killing Marlena. After all John has been to her, he's not worth the effort? If she ever had to deal with an average American husband, she'd appreciate him even as new John. He's a good provider, takes care of himself, loves her, and is funny and sexy to boot. She's the one who pushed him away. She's one spoiled .....

Thanks for the preview!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Hey Deb, it’s nice to see you back. By the way, James Scott is appearing at an event in Peoria next month. Since that seems to be right in your neck of the woods, will you be attending as a Prevuze cub reporter? I would certainly love your take on what is sure to be a lot of silliness.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Why keep Trent, they just denigrated his character into the devil. Pimping kids and what not. I liked him when he was skeezy and not evil.

Jawn is mostly honest and blunt, which why I like him. Marlena needs someone to lie to her, like all the characters on the show. They need false promises and 'LUV U FOREVARS!'s while they sleep with their spouse's rival.

re: Nicole's baby - did she even sleep with anyone other than EJ!?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case anyone's interested, here's a link to spoilers for the week of 9-29 to 10-03...


Leslie, a big THANK YOU for the heads up on James Scott's appearance in Peoria next month. When I told my daughter about it, she said we need to take a ride to go see him...she thinks he's just as hot as I do, albeit for different reasons! ;-)


10:02 PM  

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