Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Virtue Is Its Own Reward

Brady sees Nicole at the Java Café and joins her. He asks what's wrong. Nicole says nothing. Translation: Everything.

Nicole tells him about the arrangement for Johnny's custody. Brady is indignant and asks if Nicole is on board with this. She tells him she will help Sami see Johnny. Brady thinks this means Nicole is still worried about Mia blabbing.

Rafe finds Mia in the St. Luke's sanctuary. They share a hug.

Phillip makes a deal at the docks with a shady character. He contemplates the Tony DiMera memorial palette as Victor walks up to check on him.

Stephanie wanders onto the Kiriakis terrace, checks a few things and heads over for the chaise. She doesn't make it. Instead she staggers and drops like DOOL ratings during the May sweeps.

Stephanie's cell phone rings. Trooper that she is, she struggles to get up and answer it, but drops into unconsciousness.

Arianna runs out of the pub to bring Tommy Bear to Ciara. It seems Ciara is either becoming very forgetful about Tommy Bear or Tommy is trying to run away from home. Bo has a flashback to his flashforward about Tommy and Ciara.

Daniel discovers Stephanie lying on the terrace, "OMG! Someone call a doctor!"

Bo tells Hope has to run to an important mission and asks her not to let Ciara out of her sight. Hope and Ciara leave. Bo sighs.

Melanie finds Nathan in Maggie's kitchen. He's back from a run and all sweaty. She asks him to hang out after his shower. Nathan agrees and heads upstairs. Maggie bumps into him on his way out. Maggie asks Melanie to help get the Horton Cabin ready for the summer, now that Lucas and Chloe have moved into their own mansion hovel. Melanie moans and whines, "I don't know if I can do it... my plate is full."

"I understand," says Maggie, "And I know your rent here of $0 is such a burden I would never want you to do anything like help out. But I was hoping you could help Nathan and me.

Suddenly, Maid Melanie agrees to do whatever is necessary to get the cabin ready for summer. Maggie just can't believe Melanie's turnaround, "What caused you to change your mind?"

"Virtue is its own reward," says Melanie.

"No wonder your trophy case is empty," says Maggie.

Nicole insists she isn't worried about Mia. Brady says he won't lecture her on telling the truth, right before he launches into his lecture on telling the truth. He says he just wants her to be happy. She thanks him for his sweetness. Brady leaves for a meeting at St. Luke's.

Mia tells Rafe she is OK but was just thinking about Grace. They agree to talk after Rafe runs a few errands. So many kids without laughing penguins... so little time.

Father Matt walks in on Mia. He introduces himself and says he thinks he knows her. He remembers her singing at Grace's funeral and stepping forward at Nicole's wedding.

Daniel calls the paramedics and finds Stephanie's pills. He holds the bottle-o-pills up and asks, "Stephanie, what have you done?"

Melanie is at the pub saying she hopes Max comes back soon. She tells Arianna her home is in Salem now and 'guy' things are looking up for her. Arianna asks, "What's he like?"

Melanie winks, "I'll have to get back to you on that."

Hope and Ciara are with Nathan in Maggie's house, which only has a kitchen. The conversation works its way around to Melanie, and Hope clams up. Nathan wonders why Hope stopped talking, "From what I've heard about her, this is unprecedented."

"Maybe," says Maggie, "she feels uncomfortable because Nick is your cousin."

Nathan gets it, "Oh, that Melanie – the one who got Nick sent to prison."

Mia tells Father Matt Rafe was just looking for him. Matt runs off to find him. Mia takes a parting look at Grace's picture and leaves. Outside, she runs into Brady. He says he's there for an AA meeting. They talk about Grace. Mia, of course feels this mysterious bond with her. She says she is also worried about Sydney. More hugs.

For the numerologists out there, today's DOOL feed is show 11111. For the non-numerologists, well... it's still show 11111.

Phillip tells Victor the deal is almost complete. Victor says he doesn't like him meeting with Korsicoft's alone. Other than that he thinks Phillip is doing well as the Titan tycoon. Phillip wants to talk about Stephanie. Victor would rather join Patch and Kayla in Bora Bora.

Stephanie wakes at the hospital. She looks up to find Daniel and Lexie standing there. At Salem Hospital, the doctors have nothing better to do than to stand around for hours staring at unconscious patients until they wake up. Stephanie asks what happened. The explain and offer to call Patch and Kayla. Stephanie doesn't want her parents called. Lexie leaves, so we begin to get the idea Stephanie might survive. Daniel confronts her about the pills.

Back at Maggie's house, Maggie rushes in and shows Hope the newspaper. The girls bustle out as Maggie says she can't believe they would print that.

Melanie joins Nathan and starts rambling about their big night out and the drudgery they will share cleaning the Horton cabin. The tone of Nathan's voice approaches absolute zero, "I'm not free tonight...or any night." He leaves. Melanie broods.

Phillip informs Victor he has offered Stephanie a position at Titan heading up PR. Even though Phillip is now in charge, he tells Victor he values his opinion and asks if he is OK with doing that.

"I'd rather have root canal without anesthesia," says Victor.

Phillip defends Stephanie, "She doesn't just talk the talk she walks the walk and pops the pills." Bo rushes down the stairs and interrupts their conversation.

Stephanie says the doctor prescribed the pills. Daniel thinks they are potent and says she needs to limit her intake. He can count, and sees she's taking twice the prescribed dose. He gives her a lecture and tells her she fell because she OD'd on them.

Nicole orders a coffee from Arianna. She asks about her relationship with Brady. Not that she would pry or anything.

Brady encourages Mia and tells her Nicole would never let anything happen to Sydney. Rafe walks up.

Bo and the Kiriakis boys have a game of one-upsmanship. Bo tells them when they work outside the law they lose the protection of the law.

"If the law in Salem was competent, that would be significant," says Victor. Lexie calls Phillip and tells him about Stephanie's 'accident.'

Stephanie tells Daniel she's ashamed she abused the drug. She insists she's fine and doesn't want any more pills, "But you can get me the same medication in liquid form, can't you?"

Arianna thinks Nicole has a problem with Brady and her.

Mia explains she and Brady met at a 12-step meeting, "I'm a recovering addict."

Rafe presses, "Are you guys trying to hide something?"

Brady steps in and tells Rafe to back off, "Things are the way they are."

And the dialog remains as inane as ever," says Rafe. Brady books.

Rafe wants to talk about Mia and Brady, "When I got here a little while ago I heard Brady say that she would be glad that you said something. Who is she?"

Nathan marches back into Maggie's kitchen. Melanie wonders why Nathan has done the 180° on her. He brings up Nick. Melanie blows up, "One minute you're looking me up and down and the next minute you're looking through me because you think I hurt Nick." She turns on the afterburners, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA THE THINGS THAT NICK..." she runs out. Nathan stares.

Victor growls, "This is family business."

"I thought I was family," says Bo.

Mark the date. Bo gets in a zinger. I thought it would never happen.

Maggie and Hope have arrived at the hospital. They talk with Lexie about the autism contribution Hope made to help kids with autism whose parents did not have insurance.

"I remember it well," says Lexie, "You gave a $500,000 contribution."

Rewind... zerp-zerp-zerp-zerp-zerp. "You gave a $500,000 contribution."

Huh? Zerp-zerp-zerp-zerp-zerp. "You gave a $500,000 contribution."


Hope gave $500,000? A cop, recently off unemployment, married to another cop gave $500,000? All I can say is some cop must've had her hand in the till.

We learn the donation was anonymous. You got that right, because if anyone found out a cop was tossing around $500 Large, there would surely be an investigation. Magnanimous Hope claims she just doesn't want recognition. Lexie vows to find out how this happened. Hope rushes off to take care of a family thing. The light bill is overdue and they don't have enough money to pay it.

Daniel brings Stephanie her test results, which are fine. He goes back over well-trodden ground as he cops a few feels and grills her about why she was taking the pills. Stephanie says she doesn't want to tell Phillip as Phillip rushes in and hugs her.

Stephanie insists she is OK and just slipped and hit her head. Daniel backs her up, "Her tests are normal. Her head isn't, but that doesn't have anything to do with the fall." Daniel leaves so they can talk. They hug and Stephanie looks at the pills, "All I need is you."

Oh, the double meaning!

It's night now and Hope meets Bo at the cemetery. She brings up the newspaper article but says she'll talk to him about it later. We pan in on Zack's gravestone.

Maggie asks Melanie if she could help her at the hospital since none of her volunteers have shown up. Melanie agrees and starts arranging her cart. Phillip walks up and she says it has been a day of people thinking the worst of her. Phillip assures her she has changed as Stephanie walks out insisting she is fine. Melanie observes, "You're a little jumpy, Stephanie."

Nicole says she doesn't mind if Brady gets involved with a great person... Or Arianna either. "Just be nice to him," says Nicole, "Brady and I a long time ago were..."

Arianna interrupts, "An item?"

"Like a couple of adolescent rabbits," says Nicole, "Brady has been burned. If the Right woman comes along she could get him to love again."

Brady walks up and challenges Nicole, "What the hell do you think you're doing?"

Mia says she and Brady were talking about Nicole. She clams up as Father Matt comes in. Mia leaves. Rafe asks if Father Matt knows Mia.

Not really," says Father Matt, "I just know what she did."

Melanie fluffs the pillows in the room Stephanie has just vacated and sees the bottle-o-pills. She picks them up and looks at the label, "Oh, these are pretty heavy duty. Things not working out with Phillip?"

Back at the Kiriakis mansion Stephanie listens as Phillip and Victor stand on the terrace and talk. Victor says, "Stephanie can't know everything about the family business."

Don't worry," says Phillip, "CENSORED."

Bo and Hope stand looking at Zack's tombstone. Hope glances at Bo, "Ciara didn't even know her brother."

"Too bad Zack did know his older sister," says Bo, "But Ciara is keeping his memory alive." Hope says she's thinking about Sami and her predicament. Bo hangs back as Hope and Ciara leave. He he brushes off the grave marker and suddenly...

ZACK!

Zack hands Tommy Bear to Bo, "Give this to Ciara. If she loses it something bad will happen."

A mysterious guy sits at a table in the Java Café and looks at Hope's picture in the newspaper. He circles the picture, "Yep. She's rich and sweet." Zero out of two ain't bad.

Nicole leaves and Arianna and Brady chitchat. Brady tells her to ignore what Nicole has to say.

Nicole watches from outside as Mia walks up. They talk about saying goodbye to Grace. Mia stammers, "I want you to know... Sydney... I don't think about her any more and I know you'll be a good mom." Mia leaves.

Father Matt tells Rafe about Mia standing up in the DiMera wedding. Rafe thanks him for the info as Father Matt goes to lock up the church. It used to be that Father Matt never locked the church, but because of the economy, God has had to cut back on his hours of operation.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:01 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Phillip makes a deal at the docks with a shady character.

Someone told me
It's all happening at the docks.
I do believe it,
I do believe it's true.

Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Whoooa. Mmmmm.

It's a light and tumble journey
From the Kiriakis mansion to the park;
Just a fine and fancy ramble
To the docks.

But you can take a chauffeured driven limousine
If it's raining or it's cold,
And the thugs will love it
If you do.
If you do, now.


Something tells me
It's all happening at the docks.
I do believe it,
I do believe it's true.

Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Whoooa. Mmmmm.

Let me take this opportunity to apologize to Paul Simon for dragging him into this mess. Anyway, you would think the SPD would be patrolling the area regularly.

It seems Ciara is either becoming very forgetful about Tommy Bear or Tommy is trying to run away from home.

I would be much more inclined to go with the later rather than the former. That statement just proves that even I am capable of writing dialogue for DOOL.

Maggie asks Melanie to help get the Horton Cabin ready for the summer, now that Lucas and Chloe have moved into their own hovel.

Did Lucas and Chloe trash the place?

Even though Phillip is now in charge, he tells Victor he values his opinion and asks if he is OK with doing that.

"I'd rather have root canal without anesthesia," says Victor.

Victor needs to join the club. Watching DOOL is often like having a root canal without anesthesia. I can already tell this episode will be extremely painful. Time to rev up the zapper!

We learn the donation was anonymous. You got that right, because if anyone found out a cop was tossing around $500 Large, there would surely be an investigation.

Prevuze, there is a logical explanation. The money came from Hope’s grocery budget.

Why is Rafe spending so much time wandering about and asking questions? Doesn’t he have a job? Someone needs to pay for Grace’s funeral. Sami isn’t working. Let me rephrase that. Sami is not being paid for working it, and EJ certainly isn’t in the mood to offer bailout money.

The snarky censored link is hysterical and the Rafe/Will photo is equally spew worthy!! Prevuze, thanks for taking another one for the faithful!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Why is Rafe spending so much time wandering about and asking questions?

Well, he sure as hell doesn't have any answers.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

"If the law in Salem was competent, that would be significant," says Victor.

LOL – Except for the fact Victor has been given some pretty snarky lines lately I would have thought that was an un-italicized prevuism. Hope he really did say it.

You got that right, because if anyone found out a cop was tossing around $500 Large, there would surely be an investigation.

Hope did have a trust fund that gets brought up every once in a while when they need money. But, I thought she used that to buy the Fancy Face III (or IV or V) over Bo’s objections a few years ago. Oh well, giving it to an autism fund in honor of the son of a “friend” who once switched her baby with yours makes more sense than saving it for your own kid’s and grandkid’s education, doesn’t it?

This episode was just full of head-scratching wonderment.

HUH?! #1:
heading up PR.

What possible qualifications would a two-year, college graduate have to HEAD public relations for an international firm? Wait, this is DOOL. Nevermind.

HUH?! #2:
She picks them up and looks at the label, "Oh, these are pretty heavy duty.

And she knows this from what extensive medical training?

HUH?! #3:
Hope glances at Bo, "Ciara didn't even know her brother." Bo, "But Ciara is keeping his memory alive."

Just, “HUH?!”

EJ & Nicole can afford better babysitters. How nice. Will is taking a break from moping to look on the bright side of all this. HAHAHA

Bulldog, loved Owen as the consumate fashion maven. Prevuze, thanks for the mid-week boost.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

HUH?! #2:
She picks them up and looks at the label, "Oh, these are pretty heavy duty.”

And she knows this from what extensive medical training?


Hey, come on. Give her some credit. She has applied to nursing school. In Salem, that practically makes her the equivalent of Florence Nightingale.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

So people are out jogging, candy stripers are working and Ho and Dope are strolling thru the cemetery at night??

Also, Hope leaves with Maggie. Did she take Ciara with her or was she left alone to play with the knives in Maggie's kitchen?

I was also going to ask if that was a real Victor statement or Prevuism. Vic does get in some good ones.

LOL over the image of the hospital's only two doctors staring at a patient. OK, now that Stephanie is supposedly off of the pills she can turn to booze.

Loved the censored link and especially the zerp-zerp incredulous statement Hope gave $500 grand. In fact, I went back and read your rewind three times to make sure I read it correctly. That must have been one heck of a trust fund since they've pretty much had to live off of it most of the time and seem to buy whatever they want! And just where did this trust fund come from anyway? Dr. Shakes and Alice? Did they give ALL of their grandkids that big a fund? Because Doug was just a con man in prison when we first saw him and there are so many Hortons you'd think any piece of that pie would be pretty slim by now.

Thanks for the excellent hump day report, Prevuze! :D

7:22 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

Prevuze said...
Daniel discovers Stephanie lying on the terrace, "OMG! Someone call a doctor!"

I don't know why, but that really tickled my funny bone this morning. I'm still chuckling!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Phillip makes a deal at the docks with a shady character.
Always at the docks, with these people.

Victor walks up to check on him.
And Victor is just taking a walk on these criminally infested docks?

"And I know your rent here of $0 is such a burden I would never want you to do anything like help out.
Haha. My thoughts exactly.

Melanie is at the pub saying she hopes Max comes back soon.
What? Max left already? Did he say goodbye to anyone??

"Oh, that Melanie – the one who got Nick sent to prison."
Wow, and Nathan reveals that he's a moron, like everyone else. How many 'Melanie's has he met in Salem, who are associated with his family.

Outside, she runs into Brady.
I guess since they don't go to church on Sunday, they must instead be there at every waking minute.

Bo tells them when they work outside the law they lose the protection of the law.
Hmm, now I'm no cop or anything of the sort, but I'm going be inclined to disagree with our dear Bo.

"DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA THE THINGS THAT NICK..."
Oh, c'mon. He just killed your dad, grew an obsession over you and stalked you. Typical Salemite stuff, others have suffered worse. So stop whining and play ball, Melanie.

~lol at Hope's contribution. Weren't they whining about jobs, and money a bit ago. What about charity begins at home?

"What the hell do you think you're doing?"
Minding your business. Play ball, Brady, play ball.

~A whole day at the church. How FUN!!

~And someone needs to make a portmanteau of Nathan and Melanie.

8:43 AM  
Blogger heather said...

Klaus: "Nalie" or "Melan". As in nail-me and melon-head.

Leslie: Your comment about Hope's grocery budget almost got tomato soup out my nose. Well done.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous WingNut '75 said...

Nathan gets it, "Oh, that Melanie – the one who got Nick sent to prison."


Okay - are they already trying to re-write history that is less than 6 months old? Somehow Melanie got a completely innocent Nick thrown in prison? Me thinks Nathan needs to pull his head out of his a.... er out of the ground and take a quick glimpse at reality. Melanie didn't get Nick sent to prison - Nick got Nick sent to prison.


Rafe wants to talk about Mia and Brady, "When I got here a little while ago I heard Brady say that she would be glad that you said something. Who is she?"


A lady by the name of None Of Your Darn Business. For being a construction worker, he sure has a lot of free time to run around poking his head into everyone else's business. Most people I know in the construction business have better things to do with what little free time they have.


Mark the date. Bo gets in a zinger. I thought it would never happen.


I had to wipe a tear from my eye on that one. It made me feel so emotional. Seeing Bo mature enough to get in a zinger - it's like watching your little baby grow up and become a man.


Zack hands Tommy Bear to Bo, "Give this to Ciara. If she loses it something bad will happen."


Bo is seeing visions of Zack talking to him? With everything else that DOOL is bringing over from Passions, I'm afraid that it's not going to be long before he's going to have Tommy Bear talking to him.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most important question ever. Is Stephanie still in her tiny swimsuit when Daniel finds her? If so, oh-oh. Maybe she will replace Chloe in his wet locker room dreams now.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Put me down for whatever Steponme is having - sounds like a dream compared to this show!

Let me take this opportunity to apologize to Paul Simon for dragging him into this mess. Anyway, you would think the SPD would be patrolling the area regularly. That would imply that someone has a brain on the force, and well, let's just say they would make a great lead in to a joke...how many SPD does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

3:07 PM  

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