Friday, August 21, 2009

Overextended

Satellite Update: Our satellite problem continues to be intermittent. Norris arrived yesterday, but couldn't fix it. We have ordered equipment which will be able to pick up the signal better and it will be installed next week. In the meantime, with all the messing around on the dish yesterday, we were able to pick up the signal this morning, so this update is for the show that will air in the US on Monday.

In the meantime, here's a brief recap of what we missed yesterday:

Melanie reacts like a woman scorned. Phillip reacts like a guy in a jam. Stephanie joins the party and says she and Phillip will take it step-by-step. She wonders what's going on with Melanie and Phillip. Melanie brings up Nathan.

Melanie runs to Arianna and tells her Stephanie is back with Phillip. Arianna wonders if Melanie will tell the big secret.

Phillip has Melanie come back to talk. He tells her he still loves Stephanie. Melanie threatens to do something about that, but then says she won't tell Stephanie. Unfortunately, Grabowski has a video of Phillip and Melanie's big event.

EJ says he could have done something for Grace. Stefano kind of defends Sami. EJ decides to set up DNA tests for everyone as a precaution. Nicole thinks it's a bad idea. Nicole tells Stefano if she goes down she's taking him with her. Stefano reminds her it can be unhealthy to threaten him. He assures Nicole he will make sure the tests come out in her favor.

Sarah tells Rafe Dr. Baker was a good doctor but became evasive. She figures out Nicole delivered at the clinic. She doesn't remember Nicole but does remember EJ. When Rafe fiddles around and brings up Sami's picture, Sarah says that's the person who was there with EJ.

Theo tells Roman and Abe he saw Ciara.

Nicole and Arianna talk about Rafe. Nicole doesn't like Arianna's attitude. She thinks Rafe is up to something.

The kidnappers make another call. Bo interrupts and blows up. The 5 mil will be for snitches. The kidnappers threaten. Bonnie wants out. Clyde gets rough with her and Mr. Sucker. He says he has a plan to get the money, based on a mother's love.

Bo tries to convince Hope he's right.

Justin advises Hope to let it go. She thought he said let it blow, and does.

And that's where we pick up today's uber-exciting action...


Nicole and Maxine are in one of the hospital rooms with Sydney. Maxine keeps telling Sydney how sweet and cute she as as Nicole keeps protesting the senseless test. Maxine suggests Nicole leave the room while she tests Sydney. Nicole passes Sydney over and Sydney throws a fit. Outside, Nicole buries her face in her hands, "Dammit, Stefano, you'd better come through for me."

Stefano walks up behind her, "Boo! When did I ever let you down?"

Sarah and Rafe are together in the clinic. Sara says she did not see Nicole at the clinic with the "British guy." Dejected Rafe twiddles with his phone and a picture of Sami pops up. "That's her," says Sarah, "That's the woman who came in with the British guy. She gave birth to a baby girl." Rafe scowls. For him, this is definitely overacting.

Hope sits across a table from Bo. They decide to work together and not spring any more surprises on each other. Hope warns, "If anything happens to her...

"Don't think like that," says Bo.

"One of us has to think," says Hope, "And one of these days you have to stop telling me what to think, Brady." Hope reminds Bo his visions don't always come true. They argue about what the kidnappers will do when they get the money.

Mr. Sucker, Bonnie and Clyde discuss a new plan. Clyde says Bo thinks he calling the shots so they should go around him, "His weakness is that bitch he calls his wife."

Ciara chimes in, "At home sometimes, she's his wife he calls that bitch."

"I'll use Hope," says Clyde, "to make him change his mind."

Bo and Hope continue to argue about their situation. The mute button on your remote will come in handy at this point.

Will stands outside. He puts up a sign and talks on his phone (the guy's a real multitasker), "I can't.. I just can't." He flashes back to kissing Mia as T-Boy comes up. Will tells him he can't make the party tonight because his cousin is missing, "My whole family is freaking out."

"I'm glad they're acting normal in the face of this crisis," says 't.

Chad walks up and overhears, "Tell me what you need and you got it." Will thanks him and leaves.

Chad turns to the T-ster. "So Will won't be at the party," he drools, "Wonder what Mia Will do for company?"

Dr. Baker paces in his island retreat and talks on the phone, "I'll get the money. I promise I'll get the mon..." He stares at his dead phone.

Stefano assures Nicole no one will find out she's not Sydney's biological mother. Nicole thinks the DNA test is too big of a rest. Stefano's phone rings, "If you'll excuse me I have to go take a call from a pest." He leaves and answers his phone, "Mr. Hall, how nice to hear from you... wonderful."

Nicole drones, "There is no way I'm going to lose my baby."

In one of those situations that can only happen in Salem, Mia walks up and overhears, "What... Nicole is there something wrong with Sydney?"

Nurse Sarah computes but says there is no patient named Brady listed in the clinic's records. Rafe holds up a picture of Nicole but Sarah confirms that she doesn't remember her. As she leaves she suggests Rafe ask Sami and Nicole what's going on. "I may just have to do that," says Rafe.

Rafe meets Arianna at the pub and tells her about his conversation with Sarah. He thinks it's miraculous Sami and Nicole both gave birth at the same place on the same night. "Something's not adding up," says Arianna.

Nicole tells Mia that Sydney is there for blood work, "We're all getting tested." Mia wonders why. "It's just that EJ is being hyper cautious. Don't worry, I have it covered and the tests will show I'm Sydney's mother."

"Why didn't you just call me and have me give some blood they could have tested instead of yours?"

"That would have been far too simple," says Nicole.

A cop sticks his head into the room with Bo and Hope and announces the TV guys are there. He leaves. Bo turns to Hope, "Are you with me on this?"

"No."

"I'll take that as a 'yes,'" says Bo. He leaves.

Justin comes in and asks if Hope is OK. Hope blubbers, "No. Bo going on air is putting Ciara in more danger."

The kidnappers continue to argue. Clyde insists his plan will work.

Hope wails and tells Justin Bo didn't listen, "He is so wrong!"

Bo stands in front of the cameras, "My name is Bo Brady. I am the police commissioner. But I am talking to you as a father. My daughter was kidnapped. I am offering a five million dollar reward for information leading to her release. That's two tanks of gas at the Handy-Mart."

Clyde clicks the keys on his computer like he actually knows what he is doing. The three ne'er-do-well's watch as Bo pops up on the screen and makes his plea.

Bo shows Ciara's picture for those of us in TV-land and asks anyone who has seen her to call the SPD, "Better yet, if you want the five million and want us to get Ciara back, call the FBI." For dramatic effect, Bo walks over to the suitcase which sits closed on the table. He slowly opens it... Geraldo Rivera style. It just sends shivers down your spine, "Five MEEEEEELLLLLIIIIOONNN dollars. This is what the kidnappers thought they would get for a ransom. It's now a reward." Bo "Doesn't-have-enough-sense-to-quit-while-he's-ahead" Brady continues, "My wife is asking for your help, too." He calls Hope over.

Hope staggers in front of the camera and gives them her 'I haven't eaten in a week' look, "Please help us. Help our little girl. Help us."

Arianna speculates, "I wonder if Sami used an alias."

"I don't know about that," says Rafe, "But she might have used a fake name. I wonder if Nicole found out Sami was giving birth and showed up for another reason and hopes no one will ever find out."

Mia says she didn't bond with Sydney because it would make it harder to let go, but that doesn't mean she didn't care about her. Mia breaks down. It's not much of a breakdown but she's still young and hasn't learned the ways of a Salem woman yet. Nicole suggests Mia just stay out of things. Mia walks off and Nicole gets a call.

Baker is cheerful, "Nicole! I'm giving you a courtesy call before I call Sami and tell her what really happened."

Mia sits on the ubiquitous park bench and types in her journal, "Maybe I should just stay away, live my life and be with Will. The last time I thought I had all these stupid feelings for a guy..." If that doesn't call for a flashback I don't know what does. Mia remembers standing by her locker at school. She gets her MP3 and listens as Chad comes up and kisses her neck. They munch around on each other.

Mia continues to type, "Even though he left me all alone to have the baby, I still don't hate Chad. I wish I could, but I don't."

Rafe speculates Nicole was at the clinic to do something to Grace, "To eliminate the competition, so to speak." Arianna reminds him Sami and Nicole are friends. Rafe thinks that's out of guilt to soothe Nicole's conscience. Rafe tells her when Grace died Nicole was a basket case, "When it comes to Nicole I wouldn't put it past her to hurt Grace, though."

Nicole tells Baker Sami trusts her now. Baker gets his first laugh in a long time, "No one trusts you, Nicole. Even baby Sydney knows her mom is a liar. Look... the reason I called... I'm a little, uh, overextended... by about $200,000. So, do I tell Sami?"

Nicole blows her stack, "We had a deal you SOB! Don't forget, if you drop the bomb the whole building comes down on you, too. Do you want to go to prison?"

"Well," says Baker, "Right now, it sounds pretty good... nobody breaking my bones and three squares a day."

"Three squares," says Nicole, "Why would EJ, Lucas and Rafe go to jail with you?" Nicole hangs up, "No, he's not gonna say a word. Not to Sami or anyone."

Arianna says Rafe has no proof against Nicole. Rafe says he's not going to quit until he finds out what is going on, "I have to do this for Grace."

Arianna asks, "And for Sami?"

"For Sami," sighs Rafe, "It may be over but I still love her."

Nicole has Sydney, but Maxine walks up and says, "Sydney wasn't born here so we don't have a palm print or footprint for her. I'd like to take her to do that if you don't mind, but mainly I just want to get the kid off screen." Nicole passes her over. Sydney throws another fit as Maxine takes her off. Stefano comes up to Nicole. He tells her all tests are now complete and she and Elvis are forever connected to Sydney's DNA, "A little thank you would be nice."

Nicole 's voice is monotone, "Thank you."

"What's wrong," asks Stefano. She tells him about the call from Dr. Dick. Stefano grits his teeth, "What does he want?"

"Two hundred grand or he tells Sami everything."

Bo and Hope are alone in the cop shop. Hope has a fit that makes the Mount St. Helen's eruption look like a burp. She bawls him out for making her go on camera, rants, raves and lectures, "You're gonna get her killed, Bo!"

"I'm doing what I think is right," he says, "That money is our leverage..."

"SHUT UP ABOUT THE MONEY!"

Bo takes that as his cue to keep talking about the money, "Ciara's life is tied directly to the money." Hope runs out and Bo chases. He stops when he gets a call, "Yes governor, I appreciate the call. Thank you for the help you've given us through the state police. It's good to have people involved who know what they are doing."

Mia arrives at the Cheatin' Heart for the big party. She bumps into T-Man and asks where Will is. 'T' tells her Will can't make it. Mia leaves to call Will. Chad makes his entrance. 'T' heads to get something in his car. Mia sees Chad and smiles as Will comes in and soaks it all in.

Stefano says this is what happens when they try to appease a chronic gambler.

The kidnappers argue. Clyde pops a cigarette in his mouth, which proves he's a bad guy, "We will get that money one way or another." He nervously opens and closes the top of his Zippo (the special Days Of Our Lives edition, which you may buy on QVC for $39.95) as he talks. Open... close... open... close... open... close... Every time we hear the click of the top, Ciara's head jerks like someone smacks her. Subtle, huh? Too bad she's blindfolded or she'd see the blinking neon sign over Clyde's head, "CLUE TO IDENTITY... CLUE TO IDENTITY." Frankly, I think it would be more fun if the kid grabbed the lighter and burned the shack down.

Justin arrives at the park bench Justin time to give hope Hope. Hope is practically suicidal, "What he's doing is going to get our daughter killed!" Justin tells her not to give up as Bo arrives.

Rafe computes. A message box pops up on the screen, "To continue, press any key."

"Dang," says Rafe, "I can find the 'Esc' key, the 'Ctrl' key and the 'Alt' key, but I can't find the 'Any' key."


Nicole tells Stefano that Dr. Baker is desperate. Stefano tells her he will deal with Baker and says she should remain calm, "Trust me, nothing bad is going to happen. Your secret is safe." Translation: The secret is done for. Just wait till the November sweeps.

Clyde continues to play with his Zippo as Bonnie messes with Ciara. Clyde suggests Bonnie and Mr. Sucker go get food while he watches Ciara. They leave and Clyde pats Ciara's head.

Bo tells Justin it's time for him to step back, "When she blows, she will annihilate everything within a three-mile radius."

Justin leaves. "Let's not make this personal," says Bo.

Let's see, they're married, it's their kid who's been kidnapped. It's kind of personal... only Bo could come up with something like that.

Hope blubbers, "We should have paid the ransom and we'd all be home right now. If something happens to our daughter... if she dies... the blood will be on both of our hands and I will not forgive you for all the Days Of Our Lives."

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the DOOL writers are borrowing the script from "Ransom" with Mel Gibson. Much better movie than this storyline...

4:56 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

"Boo! When did I ever let you down?"
He won't be able to say this in 1 month, well 6 months... hmm, at some point in the indeterminable future he won't be able to boast about this.

"One of us has to think," says Hope, "And one of these days you have to stop telling me what to think, Brady." Hope reminds Bo his visions don't always come true.
Oh so hostile Hope. And again, what was point of that 'sharing is caring' crap she whined about? If she's going to dismiss visions she doesn't like, then why not leave Bo to suffer his delirium alone. At least they don't pick at him.

Chad turns to the T-ster. "So Will won't be at the party," he drools, "Wonder what Mia Will do for company?"
Is Mia really that desirable? I find her gloominess annoying.

"I may just have to do that,"
Err... if he's serious, why didn't he didn't do that in the first place. Oh, well I know why, it's just this show, with its quirks.

Rafe meets Arianna at the pub and tells her about his conversation with Sarah.
If you call a bunch of "no!"'s, "I dunno"'s and an"ask someone else!" a conversation. Man, he was an FBI agent!? lol

That's two tanks of gas at the Handy-Mart."
lol, a new classic.

Mia breaks down.
Oh my. The gloomy moodiness!

"Even though he left me all alone to have the baby,
Ok. Does Chad even know Mia was pregnant? He doesn't seem to care about the missing child which means, if he did know, Mia should have a reasonable ammount of resentment towards him. But if he doesn't know, how could he have left her alone?

~Baker is the only interesting character at the moment.

~I have never drank a beer so I shall ponder along with Stephanie.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Chad turns to the T-ster. "So Will won't be at the party," he drools, "Wonder what Mia Will do for company?"

Is Mia really that desirable? I find her gloominess annoying.


Regardless of where Mia and her gloominess might fall on the scale of desirability, one has to consider Chad is a 17-year-old guy with hormones seeping out of every pore, who is apparently otherwise not getting any.

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Rafe scowls. For him, this is definitely overacting.

Any kind of acting is a marked improvement.

Hope warns, "If anything happens to her...”

Ahhh, threats – I think we all know where this is going.

Bo and Hope continue to argue about their situation. The mute button on your remote will come in handy at this point.

Fast forward works even better.

Nicole drones, "There is no way I'm going to lose my baby."

Let’s see. The actress is pregnant. Thankfully her pregnancy isn’t going to be written into the show so the handwriting is on the wall for Nicole. Shortly diaper duty will be over, and Nicole will have to find other things to do with her time. Wait a minute. I bet Nicole has never changed a diaper so let's make that Nicole will no longer be obsessing over being a mommy. Instead, she’ll be filling her time by taking Pookie for walks again. Since she doesn’t do poopie scoops either, Nicole will be taking Harold with her.

Hope staggers in front of the camera and gives them her 'I haven't eaten in a week' look.

It’s more like the “I haven’t eaten in six months” look. Geez!

Arianna speculates, "I wonder if Sami used an alias."

"I don't know about that," says Rafe, "But she might have used a fake name.”

You think? Duh! This whole conversation and scenario is absolutely ridiculous. For heavens sake, Sami was in the witless protection program being guarded by an obviously witless doofus. Secrecy and keeping her whereabouts were paramount. Since Rafe was her half-a@@ed protector, I don’t for one minute believe that Sami wouldn’t have shared with him every detail regarding the birth of her baby.

Nicole hangs up, "No, he's not gonna say a word. Not to Sami or anyone."

Is the theme from “The Godfather” playing in the background? Stefano’s involvement in this charade makes him Nicole’s accomplice, and he’s not about to be pulled into the abyss with Nicole. No doubt Stefano has ways of taking care of situations like this.

~Baker is the only interesting character at the moment.

Amen to that.

~I have never drank a beer so I shall ponder along with Stephanie.

OMG – Klaus don’t you know that beer is good for you, beer is good for you, beeeeeeer is good for you!

Thanks to the satellite gods Prevuze got another exciting DOOL feed. Prevuze, be assured that the ever faithful Prevuzites are most grateful for the snarky recap. TGIF and TGFP!!!!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

EJ decides to set up DNA tests for everyone as a precaution.

A precaution for what? It’s not going to keep anyone from kidnapping Sydney if that’s his concern.

Bo turns to Hope, "Are you with me on this?" "No." "I'll take that as a 'yes,'" says Bo. He leaves.

“SHUT UP ABOUT THE MONEY!" Bo takes that as his cue to keep talking about the money.

Bo had better start getting his fire retardant wet suit ready. I think he’s going to join Philip in that pool of boiling oil soon.

"Better yet, if you want the five million and want us to get Ciara back, call the FBI."

I wondered about that the other day. Where IS the FBI. It's not like this is a hush-hush kidnapping any longer.

Subtle, huh? Too bad she's blindfolded or she'd see the blinking neon sign over Clyde's head, "CLUE TO IDENTITY... CLUE TO IDENTITY." Frankly, I think it would be more fun if the kid grabbed the lighter and burned the shack down.

There isn’t enough neon in the universe to give anyone on this show a clue.

The look on Stephanie's face is pretty much my reaction at the first swallow or two of beer.

Loved the phrase, a lifetime of memories packed into one affordable evening. Guy Manual I suppose?

It's a fabulous Friday here. Could be a cool fall day. Prevuze to top it off and what could be better! TGIP

6:29 AM  
Anonymous LemonGrass said...

Is Mia really that desirable? I find her gloominess annoying.

Are we absolutely positive that
Mia isn't related to Stephanie? Talk about two stick in the muds who would bring a party down in 2.0 seconds flat.

I have had it up to my eyeballs with the Hope constantly bashing Bo unless he does what she demands.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly, E.J. was out of town when the babies were born. I thought he did not even know Sami was pregnant. More rewriting of history, or am I remembering incorrectly?
Amber

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

If I recall correctly, E.J. was out of town when the babies were born. I thought he did not even know Sami was pregnant. More rewriting of history, or am I remembering incorrectly?
Amber

You are correct. When the babies were born, EJ was out of the country. EJ showed up at the clinic to be with Nicole. She was busy faking the birth of Sydney. I, too, was scratching my head about the nurse saying that Sami and EJ were at the clinic at the same time. Sami hightailed it out of the clinic as soon as her baby was born. Nicole made a number of visits to see Dr. Baker so I don't know how the nurse missed her. Anyway, if the writers could move the conception of both of the babies back to April and within days of each other, there's no telling what they are cooking up now. DOOL is suspended in time and space.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

It's rough when you can't get to Prevuze until lunchtime!

I'm glad I'm not the only one confused about a couple of things - why Rafe is that suspicious and why EJ is having DNA tests done. But you know, I'm not going to waste what little brain power I have left trying to figure out DOOL non-logic. HA

Prev - maybe Clyde's Zippo is from the very special Kristian Alfonso QVC collection and has a delicate fleur-de-lis on it which accounts for the price.

Stephanie wonders what's going on with Melanie and Phillip. Stephanie has definitely joined the ranks of EJ and Luclueless.

LOL over "When she blows, she will annihilate everything within a three-mile radius." and the Melalip picture.

Thanks, and happy Friday - FINALLY - and weekend to all! :D

PS: word verification comur as in today's episode of Daze without benefit of Prevuze would put the viewer in a comur.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Cinder Ella said...

Clyde choking out the goon in the kidnappers' shed was hilarious. With all the out of work actors, surely DOOL could hire better actors. Seriously. However, he's not as bad as Chloe and Stephanie and they have long term contracts.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Saggy Baskets said...

Sounds like the DOOL writers are borrowing the script from "Ransom" with Mel Gibson. Much better movie than this storyline...And they borrowed it from an old Glenn Ford movie. Even Hollywood recycles.

If anyone knows why Rafe is suspicious simply because Nicole was sad a baby died, let me know. This makes absolutely no discernable sense.

I don't know for sure, but I thought Ej is getting DNA tests done in case someone does kidnap Sydney. They may need her DNA for identification. Or in case there's a baby switch.

I can't believe Stephanie couldn't see what happened between Melanie and Phil with one glance.

She's not her momma's daughter. Kayla would have nailed Steve in a second on that.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Purple Crayon said...

Saggy Baskets, Stephanie can't nail Phil.

Unlike Kayla who knows Steve like the back of her own hand, Stephanie doesn't know Phil at all.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Lemon Grass said...

Bulldog, I just read that the reason EJ's having a DNA test done is to find out if there could have been a genetic reason Grace died, if she were predisposed to diseases.

It might not be great, but at least it's a better reason than I thought.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Jessi said...

yea i thought that sami had conceived in april, and nicole in july in the elevator.

but anyways, why is ej getting testing done??? it makes no sense whatsoever. i mean maybe testing for diseases and stuff you have when your born cause it wasnt a great clinic, but why genetic????? this one i cant figure out

4:06 AM  

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