The Loony Bin
|A lot of things come back from the dead on DOOL, but in this case it appears that DOOL itself has made the big comeback. The Prevuze team has been working for weeks to install the right satellite equipment to be able to receive the new digital signal. Yesterday we got that job done and waited with the proverbial baited breath this morning as it was time for the feed to pop in.|
When it did, it was like seeing an old friend we thought was long gone. We're still having some technical issues on this end, but they won't affect you at all. In a nutshell...
This is the first of what we hope to be many more day-ahead episodes.
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Once again, we have to thank everyone who has helped us with this project and also our readers for their patience.
Now, let's get back to having some fun.
Nicole comes out of the pub and thinks about being pregnant. She smiles, "It's a miracle."
"Miracle... maybe," booms the Lord, "But I think in your case, we can be certain it's not a virgin birth."
Maggie greets EJ at Chez Roughage and they talk about Caroline. EJ says he's there to meet a client. He was supposed to be taking Johnny to the zoo but had to change those plans. He goes over, sits with Phillip and says to tell Victor he doesn't have a prayer.
Lucas comes back into the DiMera mansion and finds Sami's comatose body, "Dammit, Sami, how many times have I told you not to watch two episodes of DOOL back-to-back? "
Phillip disagrees with EJ, "Nicole is entitled to squat."
"Thank you," says EJ, "But I'm not sure we're right for each other. You know, Nicole was the victim of a deception." Phillip says that's not his father's problem. "What about good faith," asks EJ.
"There was nothing good about her and leave my father's mistress out of this," says Phillip, "And don't forget, nobody crosses Victor Kiriakis."
Victor talks to officer Chadsworth and demands to see Caroline. Kayla comes in and says Victor is used to getting his way. She tells Chadsworth she can handle the situation. The Chadster goes off and Kayla tells Victor Caroline doesn't need his help.
Mad Dog Brady waits and paces alone in her cell. Bo comes up. He tells her she's not getting out anytime soon.
Lucas works on Sami. Sami stirs. She immediately starts worrying about Caroline and decides she has to get to the station. Lucas tires to calm her down and says he's taking her to a doctor.
Kayla tells Victor Caroline doesn't need him. She knows Victor cares but she thinks the DA has it out for her and Victor doesn't need to butt in. Victor says, "In all my years of loving your mother I have never done anything intentionally to hurt her and I certainly don't intend to start now."
He walks off. Patch walks up to Kayla, "What did he want?"
"What he always wants," says Kayla, "My mother."
Caroline tells Bo she's innocent but doesn't want them looking at Max as a suspect. She knows it looks bad. "This isn't over," says Bo, "For one thing, they can't do anything until the gas chamber is refurbished." He assures her they will continue to look for more evidence. Caroline wonders what if they don't find any other fingerprints on the knife. "Let me put it this way," says Bo, "Statesville will be serving a lot of chowdah in its dining room."
"Don't do anything stupid," says Caroline.
"You can't just ask me to stand back and do nothing," says Bo, "But I’m not gonna tamper with evidence."
"You're damn right you're not," says Caroline, "Of course, let's face it, you wouldn't know evidence if it walked up and slapped you in the face. If you do tamper with it, I'll turn you in myself."
Melanie remembers Bo telling her not to leave town. She overhears Maggie talking about the Kiriakis table and remembers hearing Victor is one of the most powerful men in town.
Phillip tells EJ this is Victor's battle. He meets a group of Japanese tycoons and tells EJ to scram.
Nicole bumps into EJ with that beautiful, glowing 'we had monkey sex in an elevator and now I'm knocked up' look in her eyes.
Patch says he doesn't trust Victor, "He can be a creative badass." Kayla worries that Victor could get to Caroline.
Caroline has turned things around on Bo and reassures him she will get out of there. She tells him not to throw away the opportunity to be the police commissioner, "If you get that job, you can walk the last mile with me when they take me in for my lethal injection." She says she didn't like Trent but is innocent. Chadsworth comes up and says there is another visitor. Victor comes up behind him and Chadsworth opens the door so Bo can leave. Mad Dog makes a break for it and it takes all three guys to subdue her.
Victor tells Caroline he couldn't stay away. Caroline is upbeat, "I'll be out of here in time to make chowdah for supper."
"I'll see if I can get them to revoke bail," says Victor. Victor asks about her attorney. Caroline tells him she's using Mickey. "Good God," says Victor, "Let me get Gene Briscoe working for you."
Caroline refuses, "If Michelangelo Horton was good enough for Joan of Arc, Mickey is good enough for me."
"Yes," says Victor, "But look what happened to Joan."
"I know," says Caroline, "But they gave her a substantial discount on her legal fees." Victor wants to do more to help. Caroline tells him to cool it. Victor can't agree to do that.
Sami sits in her curtained-off little room and insists she feels better. Lucas says Maggie picked Allie up, "She's letting her play with the cutlery at Chez Rouge." The doc grills Sami about what she's eaten lately. He's not sure why Sami fainted, since it appears she hasn't eaten at the pub in weeks. He wants more tests. Sami protests but the doc is grim and insistent.
Victor points out Caroline was caught holding a knife that killed a man, "In the eyes of the DA that's a slam dunk." Caroline says she knows the judge will set bail and she'll be out in no time. Victor won't let her spend another night in jail. He's going to fix it so she doesn't.
Patch tells Kayla not to worry about Victor. He says the cops are looking at Melanie as a suspect, "She hated Trent. He tried to pimp her out." Kayla points out Max threatened Trent, too. "Max doesn't have it in him," says Patch, "There isn't room for it what with all that brown stuff he's full of." Then he tells her about Nicole. Bo comes up and chimes in that Nicole's marriage to Victor was invalid. Chadsworth gives him a report. Bo looks at the folder and says he thinks it might be the break they are looking for.
"What is it," asks Patch, "The lab report on the fiber?"
"No," says Bo, "It's a 50% off coupon at Tubby's Donut Shop"
Phillip the tycoon barks into the phone. Melanie comes up to him, "Is your name Kar-a-oke? "
Phillip says, "Close enough."
Melanie says, "Then you're just the man I'm looking for."
Nicole asks EJ for a few minutes. He's busy, but asks what it's all about. Nicole smiles gently, "EJ... I'm pregnant."
Beads of sweat erupt on EJ's forehead as he yanks the Guy Manual out of his pocket, and looks at the index under the letter "P." He reads, "We sincerely hope you're not trying to look up the word 'pregnant,' but in that unfortunate circumstance, calmly look around the room you are standing in. Over many doors in public places, you will find a sign that says 'EXIT.' Locate one of those signs and use it. Quickly."
Lucas tires to talk Sami into cooperating. He kids her and then backpedals, "I make stupid remarks when I'm nervous."
"You must be nervous a lot," says Sami.
"You know," he says, "I've never stopped caring about you. In fact I said that to Chloe just yesterday when we were romping around the Horton Cabin naked. But I guess some things just aren't meant to be."
"I thought we were meant to be," says Sami, "In fact, I said that to EJ just the other day when we were romping around the DiMera mansion naked."
Nurse Battleaxe comes in for blood. Sami panics. "I promise I'll be gentle," growls Battleaxe. Lucas asks to stay. Sami hates this. Battleaxe moves in.
Sami can't look, "Squeal."
Caroline doesn't want Victor to hurt someone else while he's trying to help her, "It's enough just knowing you are (say it with her) here for me." Victor says he never stopped caring because he never stopped loving her and never will.
Bo goes through the evidence on the fibers, "The lab report says it's cotton. I want everyone in Salem wearing cotton arrested immediately! It's a long shot, but it's the only way we can help Ma."
Victor insists he's not going to lose Caroline again. Caroline insists she won't even be charged with a crime. Victor asks her to trust him. She begs him to let her handle this her way.
"What are you going to do," asks Victor, "Put your faith in God?"
"He's never let me down," says Caroline, "I hope I can say the same about you."
Bo and Kayla talk about Caroline. Kayla thinks Victor is using this to manipulate her. Bo thinks they are past that. Kayla insists, "You never stop wanting love. She can be weak where Victor is involved." Bo insists she won't let Victor get involved. He says he's looking for evidence to prove Mad Dog's innocence.
Nicole beams, "We're gonna have a baby."
EJ chokes, "But... you told me... that you couldn't..."
Nicole smiles, "It's a miracle."
EJ changes his tune and kisses her, "Nicole you just made me the happiest man in the world."
Nicole snaps back to reality. "What are you going to tell me," asks EJ. Nicole starts to tell him but he gets a call. The client has canceled. Now he's free. Nicole says there is still time to take Johnny to the zoo. What she has to say can wait until later. They make a date for dinner tonight.
Melanie says, "I need your help, Victor." Phillip 'splains that Victor is his father. "I need him to help track down a killer," says Melanie.
Sami is anxious. Lucas tells her to relax and be a good patient. "I'm staying right here with you. I'll hook up with Chloe later."
"I've never known such a sensitive guy," says Sami, "So, how are things going with the two of you?". He tells her things seem to be going well with her, but Chloe wants to get back into singing, "There's no way I can be in the same house with her with that going on." Sami thinks Chloe would be a huge hit in Vegas. Lucas wants to change the subject. Sami admits to being a little jealous but thinks Chloe isn't right for him.
Lucas thinks the same thing about EJ. Sami gets defensive about EJ and says they aren't a couple. She says she just wants a job so she can get out of the loony bin over at the DiMera mansion, "I don't want to be with EJ and nothing will change that."
Victor agrees he won't do anything Caroline won't approve of, "But I will never give up until I find the real killer."
OJ Simpson yells from the next cell, "You and me both, buddy."
Victor asks who wanted Trent dead. Mad Dog quips, "It would be easier to find someone who didn't want him dead." They both chuckle. Victor says it does him good to see her smile. Chadsworth comes and takes Victor away. Caroline sighs and cries.
Kayla calls Kimberly to give her the latest family news, "I'll put the full details in our Christmas letter."
Bo tells Kayla he has the final lab report on the fingerprints, "Caroline's prints are the only ones on the knife." Bo gets a call. He says the report can't be right. He hangs up and tells Kayla, "That was the DA's office. They're going to arraign Caroline and charge her." Pan to Victor.
Bo and Kayla visit Caroline. They tell her about only her fingerprints being on the knife.
"What does that mean," asks Caroline.
"Let me put it this way," says Kayla, "You won't be missing OMB much longer. "The DA feels there is enough evidence to charge you. You will have to stand trial for murder." Hugs.
Melanie tells Phillip that's her story. Phillip wants to know why she came to them. She says she knows they are powerful. Phillip says he's sorry for her loss, but neither he nor his father are PIs. He wishes her luck and goes off.
EJ and Nicole seal the date. He invites her to the mansion and then nuzzles in and smooches her, "Give me just a little clue as to what this is all about."
"I don't have a clue," says Nicole.
"That's obvious," says EJ, "But I was just wondering what you're going to tell me."
"Prepare for a big surprise."
Lucas wishes Sami luck in standing on her own two feet. He says he'll be there to help her with the kids. Sami says nothing is going to stand in her way.
The doctor comes back in and makes the big announcement, "You're not dying... you're pregnant."
"Can we get a second opinion," asks Lucas.
You can watch the previews later today on our PREVUZE II website. Prevuze II should be up no later than noon, Eastern Time.