Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Lips And Thumbs Are Sealed

Lucas sits and broods at Chloe's bedside. Lexie comes in. Chloe immediately takes a turn for the worse. Lexie tells Lucas she knows how hard this is for him, "Because every now and then I go slumming myself and I know how that makes Abe feel. No one ever poisoned me for it, but I once was locked in a tunnel for months. Eventually we all move on and forget things like that. Especially the writers."

Lucas says he keeps wondering what to decide. Right on cue, Craig walks in, "That's why I'm here." He walks over and checks Chloe out.

Kate wanders by the Shawn Brady Sr. Memorial Park Bench. Daniel finds her. He's stewed to the gills and tells her he's just trying to kill the pain. She starts to go but he asks her to stay.

EJ is elsewhere in the park giving Sydney a sports lesson, "Football... involves a foot... and a ball... That's why they call it football."

"Gosh, Daddy," asks Sydney, "How do you figure out such complex things?"

EJ goes on, "In football... real football, you can't touch the ball with your hands. Americans don't play real football."

"Not if they play for the Detroit Lions," says Sydney.

Mia finds EJ and ends today's sports commentary. He asks if she plays soccer. She says she did when she was younger. EJ chuckles, "You make it sound like you're 100 years old."

"I know," says Mia, "I was SORASed." He gets a call and hands Sydney to Mia. Sydney throws a fit. Mia calms her down.

Brady is at the pub. He tells the new Arianna he's coming back later and leaves. Well, that was a meaningful conversation. Arianna goes over to Rafe's table. He sits there with enough electronic equipment in front of him to run the entire SETI project from his table. He tells her he's working on finding out what Nicole and Baker did and if it had anything to do with why Grace died.

Baker wanders around his room, "Nicole... I'm going to take the next little bit of seed money you give me and turn it into a fortune."

Nicole is on the phone with the bank trying to make sure Baker can't get into her account. She rages at the customer service person on the other end about bank's poor phone support. "I think you should calm down and enjoy the beautiful day," says the voice on the phone, "I don't know what it's like there, but it's a beautiful day here in New Delhi."

"Nicole begs, "NO! Don't transfer me! NO!" Too late. Nicole gets transferred and sent back into phone-menu hell. She loses it and screams, "AND WHAT NUMBER SHOULD I PUSH TO SHOVE MY PHONE UP YOUR..."

The doorbell interrupts Nicole's tirade at the critical moment. She heads for the foyer, "What fresh hell is this?"

Sami is at the door, Dr. Baker called me. You won't believe what he told me."

Kate talks. Daniel slurs. He tells her, "You broke my heart and don't even know what you did to me." Sami says Baker asked about Grace and didn't know she had died, "I had to hell him... I just want to hold my baby again. I want her back so much." Sami has one of her patented breakdowns.

EJ comes back and tells Mia she's a natural at holding Sydney. Mia thinks Sydney is lucky to have such wonderful parents. EJ scoops up protesting Sydney and leaves to take her to the hospital.

Mia sits alone for two seconds until Brady finds her, "Everything OK?"

Mia whines, "No, not really." It's just a hunch, but I'm guessing they are going to talk about Mia's problems.

Arianna accuses Rafe of stealing Nicole's phone. Rafe tells her Nicole "misplaced" her phone and he just happened to find it. The phone rings. It's Baker. Rafe picks up. Baker talks to dead air, "Hello, Nicole, are you there?"

Nicole urges Sami to stay strong. Too late. Sami says Baker told her there was something important he had to tell her, but he never did. She tells Nicole he was calling from the Dominican Republic, "He also didn't answer when I asked if the complications from her birth caused the meningitis. He said he was calling all his patients to let them know he had changed locations. Did he call you, Nicole?"

Nicole deflects the question and tells her to stay strong. Sami wails, "There is something wrong and I have to find out what it is." She tries to call Baker.

Craig comes out into the waiting area and says he examined Chloe, "I examined Chloe but... no signs of intelligence." He tells Lucas he shouldn't blame himself for this.

Daniel tells Kate a real man would keep his feelings to himself and never let her know how much she hurt him. Kate is skeptical, but Daniel is convincing. He says he ran to Chloe only after he broke up with Kate, "I found the anti-Kate." He throws the flask and dares her to walk away, "You're good at that – like you're good at being alone."

Rafe the electronic genius claims he has used Baker's call to trace his exact location in the Dominican Republic. He fakes a text from Nicole back to Baker, "With EJ and Stefano. Bad time. What do you want?"

Baker texts back, "Ditch them because we have a lot to talk about."

Nicole tells Sami Dr. Baker is a troubled man and she doesn't need him in her life right now. "I'm used to troubled men," says Sami. But she agrees and leaves. Nicole closes the door behind her and leans against it, "This time you went too far, Dr. Baker, and I'm going to make sure it doesn't happen again."

What a shock, Brady asks Mia about her problems. She tells him she ran into EJ and got to hold Sydney. She's worried she'll get into trouble with Nicole, who told her to stay away from the baby.

Lucas shows Craig Chloe's living will, which says she doesn't want to live like this. He asks Craig what he should do.

Daniel continues to try to convince Kate he still has feelings for her and that Chloe was 'Rebound Girl.' He says he can't just walk away like Kate did. Kate warms up and asks is all this true. "You didn't have to do anything to Chloe," slurs Daniel, "All you had to do was ask me to come back."

"I don't know how I could have been so blind," says Kate, "I just have one question."

RRRIIIPPP!!!

She rips open his shirt, "Where's the wire?"

Rafe texts, "We don't have anything to talk about." Arianna tells him if he keeps it up, he'll peeve Baker. "I have to make him think I'm Nicole," says Rafe.

"Why don't you just dress up in a skirt and six-inch stilettos like you do sometimes and send him your picture?"

Baker texts back. "That's not true. Call me when you're alone or else!"

Rafe decides to take the next step. He computes, "Arianna..."

Arianna gasps, "NO!"

"You don't even know what I want," says Rafe. She figures he wants to go to the Dominican Republic but doesn't have enough money to go there. BINGO! Arianna gets her purse and gives him her credit card, "I want you to travel on the cheapest airline you can find. COACH!"

"That's exactly what I'm going to do," says Rafe. He points to the computer, "See I found a cheap flight right here. It's on this airline called Touch The Sky." Rafe leaves.

Arianna sighs, "Dr. Baker, you have tangled with the wrong guy." She gets a mystery call, "I can meet you in the park." She asks Pete to cover for her and leaves.

Nicole starts to call Baker, "What are you doing? You don't have the number. You don't have it because you don't have your phone. You don't have your phone because the guy who has your phone stole it. What are you up to Baker, why did you call Sami. OMG, if she finds out what I did..."

EJ finds Lexie at the hospital and asks for a copy of the McDNA tests. Lexie tells him if he had run those tests on Grace, it wouldn't have changed what happened, "I was her doctor. She was doomed form the start."

Craig says he can't tell Lucas what to do. Lucas leaves to give him time alone with Chloe. Craig sits and babbles, "You didn't deserve this."

Daniel stands there with his shirt ripped open, his glistening chest heaving and we pan in on this episode's gratuitous shirtless scene.

Prevuze

Daniel says he isn't wearing a wire. He finishes the job, takes his shirt completely off and puts on a show, "None of this had to happen." He starts to go but Kate stops him.

Sami finds Pete at the pub and asks if he's seen Arianna. He tells her Arianna's gone and Rafe is on the way to the Dominican Republic. Sami figures Rafe is off to see Baker. A few more brilliant deductions like that and Sami could qualify as a Salem police officer. Pete gives her the brochures and she takes off.

Mia says she was scared and didn't want to give up her life so she gave up the baby instead. Brady insists her baby is OK and Mia can move on with her life. Mia leaves. Brady calls the pub and asks for Arianna. He finds out she left, hangs up, "Where did you go? Brady takes off just as Arianna walks up.

Luke O. Sistine shows up, "I tried to help you but I need something extra for my trouble."

Lexie tells EJ they need to talk about EJ and Sami.

A horn honks as Sami bustles around her place, "Keep your shirt on!" She grabs her bag and leaves.

Nicole answers the phone in the rumpus room. Baker asks if she got his texts. Nicole says someone stole her phone. "Just wire me the money," says Baker, "If you do, my lips and thumbs are sealed." Nicole says she sent him the money and he's not getting any more. Baker threatens, "Then I'll just return Sami Brady's call."

Baker hangs up and Nicole blows up, "Stefano, where the hell are you?"

Arianna says if Luke gets her a meeting with the higher ups, shell get him more money. Luke gives her his best sleazeball look, "I wasn't talking about the money." Brady watches.

Lexie says she's worried about EJ, "I want you to think."

"Thinking gives me headaches," says EJ.

Lexie wonders if he's upset Sami shared her life with another man. EJ insists it's because she kept his daughter form him. He says he's happy in his marriage. If that's true, Lexie wonders why he can't let Sami and Rafe go.

Daniel drinks. He says he thinks his fate is sealed and he's wasted enough of Kate's time. He tells her to go home.

"I think I should go home says Kate. She sashays off. Daniel huffs.

Arianna tells Luke if he gets her a meeting with the higher ups she can work something out. Brady recognizes Luke as the guy who attacked Arianna before and rushes up wanting to know what's going on. Luke takes a powder.

Kate wonders, "What just happened? Is he playing me or not?"

Daniel tells himself, "It makes my skin crawl to touch her, but whatever it takes to bring her down and bring Chloe back."

Lucas comes back. Craig tells him he's checking into the Salem Inn and says whatever Lucas decides Nancy and he stand behind his decision, "This is no life for my daughter." He kisses Chloe and leaves.

Lucas drones, "I know what I have to do." He yanks every plug in the room.

Nicole leaves a message for Stefano as EJ walks in, "Nicole, why do you need to talk to my father?" Geez, the guy's a buttinski.

Baker packs. There is a knock at his door. Baker stares and freezes, "I don't think that's my pizza delivery."

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie said...

Eventually we all move on and forget things like that. Especially the writers."

All DOOL writers must be able to prove they suffer from short term memory loss. If a writer can't remember his/her address, he/she is a candidate for head writer.

“Americans don't play real football."

"Not if they play for the Detroit Lions," says Sydney.

It’s only the preseason, and Prevuze is already getting flagged for unnecessary roughness.

She loses it and screams, "AND WHAT NUMBER SHOULD I PUSH TO SHOVE MY PHONE UP YOUR..."

What do you know? I feel Nicole’s pain on this one and, yes Prevuze, speaking to Susan in New Delhi is always a hoot.

Sami has one of her patented breakdowns.

After Sami runs over to the most unholy of all unholy places – the Dimera mansion, she has a breakdown in front of Nicole. Good heavens – it’s not like Sami doesn’t have family to lean on. She’s got Roman, Caroline, and nosy Maggie. It’s soooooooo convenient for her to be blubbering in Nicole’s face about Grace. What if EJ had been home? If Sami really needed to talk to Nicole, she could have called her. Oh, that’s right. Rafe has Nicole’s cell phone. By the way, Nicole doesn’t seem particularly upset over the fact that the ex-FBI hunky dude stole the phone. If I were Nicole, I would really be obsessing over that one and trying to figure out exactly what the hell Rafe was doing with my phone. I might even consider calling the cops. What a novel concept.

He tells Lucas he shouldn't blame himself for this.

No – he should blame Kate.

Rafe is on the way to the Dominican Republic. Sami figures Rafe is off to see Baker.

This is sooooooo convenient. Geez!

Baker stares and freezes, "I don't think that's my pizza delivery."

Oh noooooooooooooo!!! Another interesting character is going to bite the dust. Good bye Dr. Baker – we hardly knew ye!! What we do know is that Dr. Baker was always a snarky and well-acted good time. I guess that was enough to doom him on DOOL.

Although I do cheer the fact that we are finally getting some movement on the baby switch story line, the Sami/Nicole scenes are far too contrived, totally unbelievable, and just plain silly. Thus far, everything has happened at a snail’s pace and now it’s full speed ahead. Miraculously and ever so conveniently, everyone knows that Dr. Baker is in the Dominican Republic and have managed to immediately snag tickets to fly off to see him.

In the absence of good semi-believable drama, we at least get good gratuitous chest baring and a super Prevuze recap!

5:53 AM  
Anonymous DakotaDays said...

What is the picture of ex- Teresa Lopez Fitzgerald doing within the text???

6:06 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

DakotaDays - They fired the previous Arianna and brought Teresa in to play her. She, Rafe & Brady get to re-create their Passion roles. DOOL - ever creatively bankrupt.

I know Leslie already mentioned the next two, but I just have to repeat them.

“Americans don't play real football." "Not if they play for the Detroit Lions," says Sydney.

Pre-season isn’t even over and Prevuze goes for the jugular – unlike the Lions it seems.

Nicole gets transferred and sent back into phone-menu hell. She loses it and screams, "AND WHAT NUMBER SHOULD I PUSH TO SHOVE MY PHONE UP YOUR..."

Oh I REALLY hope that’s actually in the show. Now THAT’S true life!

"You didn't have to do anything to Chloe," slurs Daniel, "All you had to do was ask me to come back."

As I recall she DID ask him to come back and Dr. Dan blew her off.

“It's on this airline called Touch The Sky."

Remember when we thought THAT was the worst storyline ever? Little did we know….

Loved the pic of Dean and Bulldog's observation that "T" looks more like LUMI's kid than Will.

As usual, DOOL was full of "HUH?!" moments for me, but the one that stands out is Sami taking off after Rafe. She couldn't go to Europe with her babies to visit her mother because she needed to stay for Will. But she can run off after Rafe to the Dominican Republic without so much as a "see ya later" to her son?

Until tomorrow, Prevuze. Have a good one y'all.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous I Challenge You To A DOOL said...

Oh, Leslie and Applecheeks... (shakes head) You challenge aspects of the plotline with thoughtful, logical points and really, you should you know better by now. Thought? Logic? In a DOOL script?

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

How does Sami know Dr. Baker's in the Caribbean? And how does she know that's where Rafe went? And how would she find either one of them, does she even have an address? And how does jobless Sami afford to fly there? Not to mention the other TLT's mentioned by Leslie and Applecheeks. This kind of stuff could drive you nutty if you let it!

It seems from just reading this that Craig is pretty unemotional seeing his beloved Chloe in that state. Kind of clinical like "Oh, OK. Do what you want Lucas." Where's the Bo-snarling gonna get revenge or Patch I'm gonna find out who did this kind of thing? And where's Nancy for Pete's sake?? This stuff could drive you nutty if you let it!

AND, why is EJ back at the hospital again with Sydney? He drug her over there after her trying day to pick up the McDNA results? This stuff could drive you nutty if you let it!

Other not-yet-mentioned Prevuisms: "I examined Chloe but no signs of intelligence." and Rafe's SETI equipment. HAHAHAHA

Well, we're saved from complete nuttyness only by the grace of Prevuze. We're almost to Friday, everyone. Thanks! :D

9:18 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Oh noooooooooooooo!!! Another interesting character is going to bite the dust. Good bye Dr. Baker – we hardly knew ye!! What we do know is that Dr. Baker was always a snarky and well-acted good time. I guess that was enough to doom him on DOOL.

Not to mention the fact that the actor probably isn't costing them an arm and a leg.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous DakotaDays said...

Wait...no seriously. Rafe + Arianna = Luis + Teresa, and Arianna + Brady = Teresa + Ethan. Seriously?? I'm a little weirded out right now. Will Arianna start talking about fate?? Will Marlena return as a witch?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Brady is at the pub. He tells the new Arianna he's coming back later and leaves.
Oh. Theresa... Again. "It's Fate Ethan Brady!"

Mia whines, "No, not really."
GGGLLOOOMMMM!

He tells Lucas he shouldn't blame himself for this.
Why would he? It would take a master thespian to spin it into his fault.

~OK, This is a bit ridiculous. Rafe's going to the DR, just to question Baker? What!??!?

Baker packs. There is a knock at his door. Baker stares and freezes,
Oh, look guys. Rafe made it there already!

@Dakota.
Because as fate(hurr!) would have it, she is playing Luis Rafe's sister again and is in a dalliance with Ethan Brady again! I love/hate this so much.

@Bulldog.
Yeah, Craig is pretty nonchalant about his daughter being in a coma. But, we must remember that comas are plentiful in Salem. The only non-recoverer(?) I can think of is poor Jan Spears.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

They should just SORAS Endora and bring her on.

10:06 AM  
Blogger cfish said...

DakotaDays said:
Will Marlena return as a witch?


Sorry DD, Kate already has that part taken.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

comas are plentiful in Salem. The only non-recoverer(?) I can think of is poor Jan Spears.

There's still hope...

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Dazed said...

Yeah, I did a double take when they panned to Ari, and lo and behold, it was Theresa. Noooo. Are we going to have to see those big, brown soulful, concerned, troubled eyes again?
Funny, right in the middle of a scene, too. One day it's the old Ari and the next it's the new. Sounds a little like Project Runway...one day you're in...
And the kicker is the Ari/Brady/Theresa/Big Ethan thing.
Noooo.
If they bring a chimp into the cast of DooL, I will lose my ever-lovin' mind.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed?! When Ari left the Pub to go meet the sleeze in the park, she was wearing a WHITE shirt. But once at the park, she had on a TURQUOISE shirt! WTH

2:05 PM  

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