Thursday, May 21, 2009

Supernatural Bonding

Well, Prevuzers, here's my story and I'm stickin' to it. The transmission was so bad this morning I really couldn't tell what was going on. The picture was broken up and the sound was worse. I could make out who was on the screen, but couldn't really hear what they were saying.

This has happened before. The last time it happened, we got no transmission the following day and the day after that the picture was fine. We'll see what happens this time.

A reader who seemed to know what he was talking about once emailed me and said I might be able to improve the poor picture quality we've had with this new equipment by adding another piece of equipment to our satellite system. I'll look into that, but for the short term, we have to put up with this nonsense (The transmission problems, that is. The nonsense we get on the show is permanent ).

Anyway, here's the best I can do with what I think I saw today:

Sami tries to convince Will that Rafe is a good guy. She rationalizes the fact that they are cavorting around while somehow trying to convince Will he shouldn't be doing the same thing I guess. The DOOL rule is: the amount of cavorting you can do is directly proportional to your age. (Biological age, that is. If the rule applied to mental age, Sami couldn't cavort at all). Will takes the moral high ground.

Arianna thinks Sami isn't good for Rafe. He thinks she's the best thing that ever happened to him and refuses to defend his feelings. She tells him, "It's all happening all over again."

"That happens a lot on this show," says Rafe. Max butts in and wants to know what's happening all over again, as if it's any of his business.

Phillip calls EJ, "I want to arrange the Steph-Stef swap."

"Steph-Stef swap?"

"Steph-Stef swap."

EJ asks, "Are you talking about exchanging Stephanie for Stefano or are we doing the Pasa Double over the phone?"

Owen pours his heart out to the unconscious Stephanie. He uses his dad's embalming equipment to paint over her head wound.

Nicole listens as EJ makes arrangements with Phillip. Phillip tells EJ he'd better make it fast because Stefano isn't in good shape. EJ hangs up and fills Nicole in. He goes into a rage and reminds Nicole his father's life is in danger.

Owen continues to embalm Stephanie. He's clearly becoming infatuated with her and assures her things will get better. In this case, Owen knows what he's talking about. When you're on a slab in a morgue being embalmed, things can't get much worse.

Sami continues to rationalize her own teenage behavior to Will. She tells him it's wonderful that Rafe wants to adopt Grace. Will resigns himself to buying her story.

Arianna formally introduces Max and Rafe. Max finds out that Sami is Rafe's "friend."

"Technically," says Max, "She's my niece. Once you dump her, I may ask her out."

Rafe goes off to make a call. Max and Arianna debrief on the Rafe-Sami situation.

Phillip says as soon as he has details he'll let Victor know what's going on. Brady butts in and wants to know the same thing.

Owen tells the still-unconscious Stephanie he wants to help her, "I won't charge for embalming you."

EJ calls the lost phone and gets no answer. We pan into the phone sitting on the Jan Spears / Willow Starke Memorial Rock as it rings.

Stefano says he hopes EJ will not fail him.

Sami asks Will to babysit while she goes out, "This being-a-mother thing really gets old after a while."

Max and Arianna continue to chat. He leaves and Rafe comes back.

Bo and Max have a conversation outside the pub. Bo's on top of things, of course. Too bad those things don't have anything to do with solving crimes and making Salem a safe place to live.

Victor hands the argument off to Brady. Phillip tells Brady he has to do what he has to do.

Owen wanders through the woods. He just happens to stumble onto the cell phone as it starts ringing. He answers and EJ blows his top. Owen fills him in about Stephanie. EJ ain' happy.

Arianna badgers Rafe. Rafe tells her she doesn't understand. Arianna thinks he can do better than Sami, "What happened before – I'm warning you. That woman could destroy your life." Sami walks up behind them and soaks it in.

Phillip and Brady talk things over.

Victor visits Stefano at the warehouse. He does not, however bring flowers.

EJ instructs Owen. Owen stammers around. EJ tells him to get with the program.

Stephanie vegetates.

The marines have arrived! Mia comes in to help Will with his babysitting duties. Will says he is concerned that Sami isn't telling him the truth, "She still says she's telling the truth."

Mia asks, "About what?"

Will says, "I still have this feeling she's lying."

Prevuze

Sami, Rafe and Arianna have a conversation at the pub. I think Rafe is telling Sami not to let Arianna bother her.

Bo and Max continue their conversation outside the pub.

Phillip and Brady argue.

Owen welcomes Stephanie back to the land of the conscious. Stephanie whines around as Owen tries to comfort her somehow. Stephanie is worried about the DiMeras. She thinks they are killers.

Sami broods at the pub and Rafe tries to talk her though it. He says the main thing is to keep Grace safe.

Nicole and EJ talk in the rumpus room. Nicole is supportive. EJ leaves. Nicole sighs and stares.

Phillip and Brady continue to argue.

Stephanie continues to slab out and worry about her fate. Owen continues to try to assure her that she's in good shape even though she's been kidnapped, her life is in danger and she's in a morgue half-embalmed, "Hey... look at it on the bright side... It's Friday!"

"It's Thursday, you nitwit!"

"Well, yeah... but this episode airs on Friday."

Stephanie turns on the whinerator. The more she whines, the more empathy she gets from Owen. He'll do anything to shut up the whining.

Victor and Stefano have a conversation. We assume they are tossing threats and insults back and forth.

Back to the pub and more worry from Sami and support from Rafe.

Will, Mia and Grace. Will passes Grace to Mia and the near-supernatural bonding continues. They seem to be a bit concerned about Grace who is probably coming down with that dreaded blood-transfusion requiring illness which maybe, just maybe, will move this storyline along a little. Hard to tell.

Brady calls Bo.

Owen tries to convince Stephanie how wonderful things are. Stephanie doesn't buy it. Stephanie says something poignant and we fade out to the sound of dramatic music. At least something on this show is dramatic.

Sami seems to be cheering up a bit. She probably conjured up a different personality. Rafe seems to be telling her how beautiful and wonderful she is as he paints a picture of security and bliss for all the days of their lives.

Mia bounces Grace on her knee and they continue to bond.

Brady and Bo meet at what seems to be the Java Café. Brady tells Bo he thinks Stephanie's life is in danger.

Phillip calls Victor.

EJ wanders through the woods looking for wild strawberries.

Stephanie asks Owen to help her. She throws some kind of a fit as we go to a... OMG...

QUAD SCREEN!

We have Owen in the upper left corner, EJ on his wild strawberry expedition in the upper right, Stephanie slabbing around in the lower left and Bo on the lower right. Oh, the excitement!

The producers really know how to grab an audience. They know that a quad split-screen provides FOUR TIMES the excitement. And we don't have to be math geniuses to know that on DOOL...

FOUR TIMES ZERO = ZERO.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie said...

I'll look into that, but for the short term, we have to put up with this nonsense (The transmission problems, that is. The nonsense we get on the show is permanent). For Prevuze, tt appears it will be a relatively easy but probably expensive fix for a return to sanity. Unfortunately, frontal lobotomies will be required for the entire writing staff of DOOL. Hmmm – wait a minute – maybe their brains have already been lobotomized.

DOOL rule is: the amount of cavorting you can do is directly proportional to your age. (Biological age, that is. If the rule applied to mental age, Sami couldn't cavort at all). Will takes the moral high ground. …for now. What until Will’s father tells him about the interesting gymnastics that can be performed in an elevator.

EJ asks, "Are you talking about exchanging Stephanie for Stefano or are we doing the Pasa Double over the phone?" Prevuze don’t need no stinkin’ picture to come up with excellent snark!

Nicole sighs and stares.

…so far this appears to be the most intelligently written scene in the entire episode.

Stephanie turns on the whinerator. Whinerator – an excellent new word for the Prevuze lexicon. Considering the level of whining that goes on in this office, I think I need to pass that one on to my boss.

They seem to be a bit concerned about Grace who is probably coming down with that dreaded blood-transfusion requiring illness which maybe, just maybe, will move this storyline along a little. Hard to tell. Rumor has it that little Grace is not long for this soap which means this storyline might not be concluded until the November sweeps. DOOL – a summer of torture. Geez!

And we don't have to be math geniuses to know that on DOOL...

FOUR TIMES ZERO = ZERO.


Once again we have proof positive that when you have Prevuze, you most assuredly don’t need DOOL!

5:21 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

EJ asks, "Are you talking about exchanging Stephanie for Stefano or are we doing the Pasa Double over the phone?" Prevuze don’t need no stinkin’ picture to come up with excellent snark!

The truth is, I tried to make a picture out of that and just couldn't make it work.

Whinerator – an excellent new word for the Prevuze lexicon. Considering the level of whining that goes on in this office, I think I need to pass that one on to my boss.

CAUTION! This could be a tactical error if your boss thinks it's your subtle way of telling her she's a whiner. We expect all kinds of tactical errors from DOOL characters, but don't let it rub off on you.

Rumor has it that little Grace is not long for this soap

When will these actors learn to tone down their salary demands?

6:03 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

And with that... Prevuze is off on a secret mission. Really. It's so secret I can't tell you where I am going, but I may tweet coordinates.

But there WILL be a posting tomorrow as long as I get a decent transmission.

"Open Channel D"

Double-0-Prevuze signing off.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Uh-oh. Secret mission. Road trip. Possible loss of communications. Inevitable loss of Prevuze posts! AAAAKKKK

All I can say is have a successful mission. Prevuzites will be praying for smooth sailing and clear transmissions.

Meanwhile - what a miserable episode. And this is a big Friday cliff-hanger during sweeps? How far down can they go?

LOL at the devil/angel picture and Bulldog's Twitter caption. It's a good thing prolonged exposure to DOOL hasn't dulled the sharp wit of Prevuze and of the folks who submit their snarky little pics!

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Whinerator – an excellent new word for the Prevuze lexicon. Considering the level of whining that goes on in this office, I think I need to pass that one on to my boss.

CAUTION! This could be a tactical error if your boss thinks it's your subtle way of telling her she's a whiner. We expect all kinds of tactical errors from DOOL characters, but don't let it rub off on you.
Prevuze, I work for a man, and he's the one doing the accusing. I just say that it takes one to spot one.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

A bit off topic but why does Stefano need insulin so badly? Are they force feeding him corn syrup? He has type 2 diabetes, most people treat it with exercise and diet, and when that doesn't work they go to oral medications. Most people go years with the condition without even knowing they have it. They don't even seem to be giving him food so the insulin would actually kill him if he doesn't eat. Ok, that's all for my rant.

9:54 AM  
Blogger t67days said...

I was thinking the same thing, Judy. His blood sugar must be through the roof for them to be giving him so much insulin without it going down. Or else they're force-feeding him exorbitant amounts of food, then giving him insulin to make the sugar level go down. If they want to kill him, all they have to do is WITHHOLD the insulin, and then he would go into a diabetic coma.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I am a type II diabetic and have NEVER had insulin, I was diagnosed in 1992. Both above are correct, diet and exercise and oral meds are all you need. Let ole Victor run out of insulin, Stefano won't die. On another note, all Phillip had to do was to tell EJ, "You got Stephanie, you keep her, I'm outta here." And that story line would be over. Sami and Rafe, won't even go there. When will this drivel ever end??

Mike

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Prevuze, best math blog on the web!

FOUR TIMES ZERO = ZERO. or double 00 at that.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Late getting to read Prevuze today and even later leaving my comments. But even tho you didn't get the full transmission, Prevuze, you were still able to give us enough to get us thru the day. AND while on a secret mission to boot! Looks like the Kiriakisis, DiMeras and/or Salem PD should hire you. They all need someone competent on their side! HAHAHAHA

Loved the picture of Owen's struggling conscience and the description of the quad screen. Can't wait to see that.

I'm on-the-road today, too. Not on a secret mission, tho. Just trying to get away from MY office's whiners for a few days (Leslie, I sympathize.)

Thanks for the chuckles!

5:16 PM  

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