Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Drop Dead!

Stefano finds EJ in the foyer and asks about the vigil. EJ says he doesn't want Stefano to attend. He leaves and Kate is there to console rejected Stefano. He sighs, "Children — they are either selfish or geniuses."

"Too bad EJ had to be so selfish," says Kate.

Melanie stands in her nightie and Phillip looks on half-naked. We get the impression that perhaps Phillip has sampled the wares prior to the nuptial buffet. Melanie looks at the bobble and tries her prospective new name on for size, "Mrs. Phillip Kiriakis, it has a nice ring to it. And a nice ring comes with it."

"And," says Phillip, "I've already had Belle and Stephanie's names crossed off and put yours on the inscription inside."

Rafe is outside talking on the phone looking for leads. He bumps into Carly. They chant in unison, "It's you!"

Yu says hello to both of them, thanks them for patronizing his Chinese laundry, turns and leaves.

Jugs and Doolie arrive at Bo and Hope's house for the party. Optimistic Julie thinks things are gong to be just perfect.

Sami meets Bear Bryant... Uh, I mean Hope wearing her official Bear Bryant hat... outside the pub. Sami tells her she's trying to stay strong for the twins. Hope asks, "Can I give you a little advice?"

Sami says, "You can give it, but if it's sensible I won't take it."

Brady is in the Kiriakis den talking on the phone, masterminding the search as Arianna comes in and gives him a little Christmas cheer. Brady gets a call, "No, dammit, not next week, tomorrow! Nicole DiMera is your client and your retainer will be on its way." Arianna stands in the background and loses her egg nog when she hears Nicole's name.

Nicole flashes back to the Syd-napping and hearing the voice, "I know that voice... but who is it?"

The owner of that voice, meanwhile, continues to work on her kidnap note. She pines for Tony and tells his picture she's not alone for Christmas.

Hope tells Sami to immediately take action on any piece of information she gets on Sydney. She compares kidnapping notes and says she doesn't know if Ciara will ever be able to forget what happened. Of course, Hope blames it all on that despicable husband of hers.

Bo tells Doug and Julie this probably won't be the perfect Christmas. Julie can't accept that. She wants things worked out. Bo tries to reason with her, "I love you, Julie, and don't want to disappoint you but it would take an awful lot for us to get that Christmas miracle this year."

Carly says she thought maybe she had imagined Rafe. He thanks her for saving his life. She tells him she's back in Salem permanently.

Brady orders the attorney to meet with Nicole tomorrow. He goes back to Arianna who is despondent because Brady is working with Nicole. We go over well-trodden ground and then Arianna decides she has to go. She huffs out. Brady sees a present sitting on the table. You may want to pause and take a breath if all this suspense is getting a little too intense for you.

Nathan and Stephanie arrive at Maggie's to pick her up. Mickey says he just wants to nap on the couch. Maggie goes to get her things. Nathan — you remember Nathan, the guy who could hardly muster up a peck on the cheek yesterday under the mistletoe... that Nathan? Well now that they're alone, Nathan grabs her, bends her back and plays tonsil hockey.

Melanie tells Phillip this is a big decision. Phillip asks, "So the answer is no, you won't marry me?"

Rafe and Carly sit on a park bench. He talks about Sami and Carly figures that's what he was trying to tell her on the boat. Carly says she knows Sami. Rafe invites her to the vigil. Carly accepts.

Doug's phone rings and hands it to Julie. She sees it's a text from Mickey, "He'd like help getting Alice into the kitchen. He has her on the driveway."

"It would have been easier to pick her up if he'd left her in the car," says Doug. On the way out, Doug tells Julie not to push.

"I wouldn't dream of it," says Julie.

Hope says she wants to help Sami solve all her problems even though her life's a mess. She puts her official Joe Gibbs fedora back on and heads for home.

Rafe calls Sami. She tells him she'll be right down at the vigil site but there is something she has to do first. She hangs up. On her way out of the pub she says, "Hope's right. I have to go with my gut."

Melanie looks at the ring and whimpers, "This is just really sudden." Phillip tries to convince her to take the leap. Melanie hesitates, "I don't want to be this months prize that you can get for a kiss and a song."

"You want to wait?"

"I want to wait." She tugs at the ring to take it off and give it back to him. Unfortunately, but predictably, the ring is stuck.

Rafe meets Arianna at the pub. Arianna broods about Brady getting Nicole the lawyer. Rafe says he isn't Brady's biggest fan, but it is Christmas, "Maybe he's doing Nicole one last favor so he can concentrate on you."

"You're right," says Arianna, "When he's on me he really concentrates."

Brady opens the box from Arianna and finds cuff links and a note, "These belonged to my grandfather. He was special to me and so are you."

Julie badgers Bo, "Look, things are seldom perfect. It's called life."

"I know that," says Bo, "I'm not an idiot."

"You could have fooled me."

"Our problems aren't going to just vanish," says Bo.

Speaking of problems, Hope makes her entrance, "Bo is right, Julie. We're happy to welcome you to our home, but the party won't solve everything." Maggie arrives. Julie and Maggie... together again. With that duo on your case, who needs the Spanish Inquisition? Julie refuses to butt out. Doug comes in and tells her to back off. Julie makes a mental note to leave fresh sheets on the couch tonight.

Nicole ponders the voice, "Why can't I remember that voice.

Suddenly, what to our wondering eyes should appear, but Sami Brady and her Christmas cheer. "So it's true," says Sami, "you are remembering something."

Julie tells Doug she just wants to help. She apologizes for interfering. Maggie thinks that doesn't apply to her. And just when we thought things were going to quiet down, Lucas shows up with Will and fifteen year-old Allie. Johnny is out back grooming the reindeer.

So with pretty much everyone at the big gathering, we roll into the requisite Christmas scene...

Ornaments...

Happy scenes...

Fired actors of the past...

Fired actors of the present...

Fired actors of the future...

Top Five Most Dangerous Professions

5. Underwater electrician

4. Bull castrator

3. Shark trainer

2. Rattlesnake cage cleaner

1. Actor on DOOL

Hope contemplates Zack's ornament and we flashback to former Bo and Hope troubles, reminding us that recycled scripts are good for the planet.

Rafe asks what Arianna got Brady for Christmas. Arianna proudly announces, "Grandpa's cufflinks."

"Wow," says Rafe with more emotion than he's shown since the last time he was unconscious, "I Hope you can explain that one to Mom."

"She'll understand when she meets him," says Arianna.

Hope finds Bo outside. They stand together in silence for the better part of a month. Finally Hope says, "If this were a movie you'd take me in your arms."

"Thank God it's not a movie." Bo cuts things short and goes in to check on Caroline and Sami. Hope bawls.

Nicole says, "I know who the voice is but I can't place it."

Sami asks, "In other words, you know who it is but you don't know who it is?"

"That's what it boils down to."


Sami gives her a verbal beating and, by gum, orders her to remember who it is.

Stefano phones Anna to wish her a merry Christmas, "I would like it if you would spend tomorrow with us. It would help me to feel closer to Anthony."

"You wanna feel closer to Tony," asks Anna, "Drop dead!"

"I'll take that as a no," says Stefano.

Nicole insists she is trying to recognize the voice. Sami backs off and says she believes her, "Please focus and do whatever you can and when you do remember, please call me." Nicole agrees. Sami wishes her a merry Christmas and leaves.

Melanie can't get the ring off her finger. "This is fate," says Phillip, "Face it. We've bonded. We were meant to be together for all the Days Of Our Lives."

"That's a really long time."

"Not long enough," Phillip hauls her over to the bed and they play Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The crowd gathers at the pier for Sydney's vigil. If you're going to have a candlelight vigil, make sure to hold it at the seediest place in town. Sami rushes up to Rafe and tells him Nicole thinks the voice sounds familiar. Rafe thinks that's great news. EJ walks up as Sami wonders what their lives would have been like if Nicole hadn't pulled the switcheroo, "EJ is in the picture now. It's so complicated. It could have been perfect for us."

Rafe says, "Listen to me. I love Sydney and will raise her like she's my own."

"Good," says Sami, "There's nothing like having a built-in babysitter."

EJ interrupts and Sami tells him about the voice. EJ is skeptical but Sami says she thinks Nicole is telling the truth.

Rafe steps in, "We will get Sydney back. My gift to you." Smooch. EJ watches.

Abe climbs up on the steps and speechifies.

Hope asks to ditch Ciara with Julie while she goes to the vigil. She heads out. Julie stares.

EJ makes the televised appeal. Sami joins him and then we fade to her speech to the crowd, "Whoever has my little girl, if you can hear my voice, I'm begging you to please don't let me lose my daughter again." Rafe and EJ both hold her hands as EJ asks the crowd to join them in silent prayer. Sami looks to the heavens.

Melanie and Phillip seem to have had a good time, "After something that great, how can you say no to my proposal? There is no greater foundation for a marriage than animal lust."

"You're right," says Melanie, "How could I say no?"

Phillip smiles, "Merry Christmas, future Mrs. Kiriakis."

"Merry Christmas," says Melanie.

Stefano and Kate share a drink. Having only each other for company on Christmas, they need one.

Bo and Carly's eyes meet at the vigil. Hope watches and stews. As long as they're praying, someone ought to say a little prayer for Bo's health.

Brady joins the group and finds Arianna.

Back in her cell, Nicole ponders and prays, "Dear God last year I begged you to bring EJ and me a baby. Now I'm asking you bring EJ and Sami's baby home safely. Please."

Hugs and back-slaps abound at the pier. Rafe assures Sami they will get Sydney back. They smooch. EJ stares.

Anna turns off the radio, "OMG, Tony, even your wicked father is trying to do the right thing, which means... come on Sydney, you and are are going to take a little drive to Salem and do what has to be done." She packs up Sydney and leaves as we pan in to the baby Jesus.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand Sami's behaviour..why does she deny Ej's daddy role to Sydney ? Rafe is just her boyfriend, nothing more !
The scene on Grace's grave was why ? It's never existed or what ?
When Safe relationship will crash and it will, i will cheer !!!!

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Suddenly, what to our wondering eyes should appear, but Sami Brady and her Christmas cheer. "So it's true," says Sami, "you are remembering something." Yeah right? Maybe the prison food did'nt agree with Nichole's stomach and hense she has a constipated look on her face. Geesh.

I agree about the top 5 most dangerous jobs. Any actor who has no screen time should be very very careful. Whether they can act or not act.....

Is this a set up for a Christmas miracle? Oh boy.

And for once a Hernandez is right - Arianna - the shirts need to come off more often and then we won't care what any of the male actors are saying.

Um Rafe, hate to break it to you - you can't raise Sydney like she is yours - because she isn't and her father is still alive and in the picture. What a lunkhead. Someone please pass me back my barfbag.

Happy hump day and almost Christmas everyone.

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question...haven't been keeping up I guess. Isn't Anna Sami's biological mother (?) Maybe I made that up...can't remember! If she is, does she know that Sydney is Sami's baby?

Sorry if these are dumb questions...I feel like a DOOL writer.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Carrie is Anna and Roman's. Sami is Marleana and Romans. Bell is Marleana and Johns. Brady is John and whats her name, Victors daughter.As for todays show. Why wouldn't all the Bradys and Hortons go to the prayer vigil,is hanging ornaments more important than praying for a baby? Sorry that may have a been rational thought.
Oh and Pervuze loooveeed the stocking.ItsalmostChristmas!!!!!!c

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the teens will have their dance on christmas day with the Mel/Phillip stuff so looking like they will pickup where they ended yesterday, but they solved it well. Really wonder why the sudden change in Nathan. Is Steph surprised he is suddenly so into her? I quess they could cut some their stuff from yesterday and that´s where they decided to be more than friends. It wouldn´t be the first time editing screwed up.

Brady is an idiot. Even if he is in love with Nicol she will spend next X-years in the prison. He better be nice to Ari if he doesn´t want to stay celibate for that long.

Melanie is such a genius. For her entire life she attempted to seduce rich guys and con them out of their money and she made hardly few bucks. Now she tries the nice mistunderstood girl approach and she has Mr. Dimples himself eating out from her palms. And if she is really such a pro in certain activities as the show suggest he may not even want a marriage contract.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Bulldog, your stocking picture was priceless. Princess Gina's name could have gone in there as well (if there had been room). HA

The half-naked Brady was asking Arianna something I thought about as well. How hot could their night have been with Arianna practically in her street clothes?

I'm blaming Prevuze for a cold cup of coffee. I didn't dare try to drink any of it while reading 'cause I kept running into funny, funny Prevuisms like:

”And," says Phillip, "I've already had Belle and Stephanie's names crossed off and put yours on the inscription inside."

They chant in unison, "It's you!" Yu says hello to both of them, thanks them for patronizing his Chinese laundry, turns and leaves.

You may want to pause and take a breath if all this suspense is getting a little too intense for you.

Julie and Maggie... together again. With that duo on your case, who needs the Spanish Inquisition?

"Wow," says Rafe with more emotion than he's shown since the last time he was unconscious
.

I'd suggest Prevuze squeeze another activity into the Top Five Most Dangerous....reading Prevuze with something in your mouth.

Happy Pre-Christmas Eve y'all!

Word verification: strand I'd love to strand the DROOL writers in the Prevuze compound for a few weeks & have Prevuze teach them how to write!

6:50 AM  
Blogger jeremy said...

well looks like lumi's fans are going to have a mass suicide soon

http://blog.soapoperafan.com/2009/12/bryan-dattilo-exits-from-days-of-our-lives/

It is being reported that the actor will soon be departing from the show he has called home since 1993. He has taped the final scenes. His contract expires in February 2010. The actor has been informed that the show will not be renewing his contract.

A final air date has yet to be released.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous WingNut '75 said...

Finally getting caught back up on my Prevuze after spending the second half of last week and last weekend in the Windy City. Sooooo many good Prevuisms I missed last week - I wish I could have commented on some of them. But I've got to start today with a WTH moment:

EJ walks up as Sami wonders what their lives would have been like if Nicole hadn't pulled the switcheroo, "EJ is in the picture now. It's so complicated. It could have been perfect for us."

That comment raises questions on so many levels. First and foremost, maybe I missed something, but didn't Grace die of meningitis or some other communicable disease? It wasn't something genetic, was it? So if Nicole hadn't switched the babies, NOTHING would have been different other than it would have been Sydney who was exposed to the disease wherever Grace was and she would have died instead of Grace.

Second, how would Safe's life have been any more "perfect" if Nicole hadn't switched the babies? EJ is Sydney's father whether she and Grace were switched or not - thus EJ would have been "in the picture" whether or not the baby switcheroo had been perpetrated.

Third, why does it even have to be so "complicated"? How many people have made joint custody agreements? For crying out loud, Sami's already got 3 other kids by 2 guys. One would have to assume she has some sort of joint custody agreement with Lucas for Will and Allie and that she and EJ already have a joint custody agreement for Jonny. It's not like EJ and Sami are trotting down an uncharted "complicated" path.

Whew! With that off of my chest, I can now enjoy the rest of the great Prevuzisms like:

He sighs, "Children — they are either selfish or geniuses."

"Too bad EJ had to be so selfish," says Kate.


That could apply to any of Kate's children or step-children.

"And," says Phillip, "I've already had Belle and Stephanie's names crossed off and put your on the inscription inside."

Does Phillip use the same caligrapher to come up with the script for the inside of his engagement ring as Bo uses for the stockings over his fireplace?

Sami asks, "In other words, you know who it is but you don't know who it is?"

"That's what it boils down to."


Nonsensical statements like that are pretty much what all of DROOL boils down to these days.

Rafe says, "Listen to me. I love Sydney and will raise her like she's my own."

As Berg pointed out, Sydney already has a father, Rafe. How the heck are you gonna' raise her like she's yours?

Finally, I had to comment on this one...

Finally Hope says, "If this were a movie you'd take me in your arms."

"Thank God it's not a movie."


Too bad he didn't really say that. Even so, anybody else think that they're gonna' find Bo's body in a water heater by the time this storyline's over? Princess Hope doesn't take too kindly to being jilted.

Happy Hump Day everyone - especially since it's Friday for most of us! And a Merry Christmas to all and to all a DROOL free and Prevuze-full New Year!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Here's one of those meaningless questions that pop up when watching DOOL - why would Arianna get grandpa's cuff links instead of Rafe?

I'm glad you said Hope looks like Bear Bryant in that outfit, Prevuze, because after I saw her in Prevuze II yesterday I couldn't put my finger on who it was. Prevuze - best fashion blog on the internet!

I chuckled at the SORASing of Allie and wonder how much of an exaggeration it is. Or not. I remember Brady and Belle being SORASd from about 6 and 3 to 35 and 16 in two weeks.

He has her on the driveway. "It would have been easier to pick her up if he'd left her in the car," says Doug." Sad as it is I had to admit I chuckled at the image of that. Why didn't he CALL or just walk into the house and ask for help in lieu of texting? Oh that Mickster is so hip! HAHAHAHA

I'm so looking forward to seeing the ghosts of fired actors past, present and future. Thank you for the holiday cheer this gloomy rainy day, Prevuze! :D

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG - Alice got run over by a reindeer!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

OMG - Alice got run over by a reindeer!

You guys are just all too entertaining.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

"Mrs. Phillip Kiriakis, it has a nice ring to it. And a nice ring comes with it."

"And," says Phillip, "I've already had Belle and Stephanie's names crossed off and put your on the inscription inside."

Since I can’t believe that they’ll make it to the “I do” part of the ceremony, Melanie’s name will have to be crossed off too.

Sami meets Bear Bryant... Uh, I mean Hope wearing her official Bear Bryant hat... outside the pub.

Quite excellent Prevuze!!! You are a true fashionista.

She puts her official Joe Gibbs fedora back on and heads for home.

Being old school, I think it looks more like a George Halas fedora!

Hope contemplates Zack's ornament and we flashback to former Bo and Hope troubles, reminding us that recycled scripts are good for the planet.

DOOL received a commendation for saving an entire rain forest.

"Wow," says Rafe with more emotion than he's shown since the last time he was unconscious.

…and he didn’t even have to take a brick to the head.

"You wanna feel closer to Tony," asks Anna, "Drop dead!"

"I'll take that as a no," says Stefano.

LOL!!!! Actually, I’m hoping that we will all be feeling closer to Tony sometime soon.

"After something that great, how can you say no to my proposal? There is no greater foundation for a marriage than animal lust."

How about animal lust in an elevator? That worked out really well.

Wing Nut - I have to agree with you about the Sami and Rafe’s coulda shoulda woulda perfect relationship sans baby switch. On top on that, PDAs and lovey dovey conversations in front of the kidnapped baby’s real father are totally inappropriate. Obviously, both Sami and Rafe are completely oblivious to the fact that EJ is doing a slow burn. So, you spent time in Chicago? Were you at the United Center? My favorite Blackhawk you ask? That would be the Golden Jet. Like I said - I’m old school or is it that I‘m just old?

Bulldog - I thought the same thing about the cufflinks. I also thought it was equally strange that Rafe gave Sami his mother’s antique ring. I guess good romping is reason enough for the Hernandez siblings to bestow family treasures on Brady and Sami.

Prevuze - thanks for the most excellent recap!!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

My favorite Blackhawk you ask? That would be the Golden Jet.

Strange, I completely missed any question about a favorite Blackhawk. I guess I should pay closer attention. Anyway, in my book, it may be the #1 classic hockey picture of all time: CLICK HERE Merry Christmas, Leslie (& everyone else, too).

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10:37 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Thanks for the link Prevuze! I think it's fair to say that all Bobby wants for Christmas is his two front teeth. LOL!!!

2:16 PM  
Anonymous WingNut '75 said...

OMG - Alice got run over by a reindeer!

That calls for a song and since I missed out on the 12 days of DROOL, I guess I'll just have to contribute this little ditty...

Alice got run over by a reindeer
(sung to the tune of Grandma got run over by a reindeer)

(Chorus:)
Alice got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from the pub on Christmas eve.
Now you might say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for all of Salem, they believe.

She had eaten too much chowdah...
Maggie begged her not to go.
But she was in a big old hurry,
Just tryin' to get away from Stef-n-Ho.

Roman found her Christmas mornin',
And the cops were really lame.
There were hoof prints on her forehead...
Still the SPD is clueless who to blame.

(Repeat Chorus)

Now we're all so pround of Mickey,
He's been takin' this so well.
He gave up his legal practice,
And left town to sail the world with Shawn and Belle.

It's not Christmas without Alice
To referee around the tree.
Sami's ball was placed by EJ's,
Now the EJami's in the crowd are yelling "SCREEEEEEE"!

(Repeat Chorus)

Now there's donuts on the table,
Don't touch the fruit dish brought by Kate,
'Cause we sure don't want the writers,
To recycle the storyline of "Apple-gate".

We've warned all of Salem Commons,
Better watch out for yourselves.
They should never give a license
To Chelsea Brady or a man who plays with elves.

(Repeat Chorus)

Merry Christmas everyone!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous WingNut '75 said...

So, you spent time in Chicago? Were you at the United Center?

Never made it down there. My time was spent between our hotel and restaraunts along the Magnificent Mile (and a walk to Navy Pier) and the convention at the McCormick Place.

My favorite Blackhawk you ask? That would be the Golden Jet.

He was good, but couldn't hold a candle to Mr. Hockey himself, Gordy Howe! :-)

Anyway, in my book, it may be the #1 classic hockey picture of all time:

Thanks for the link Prevuze! I think it's fair to say that all Bobby wants for Christmas is his two front teeth. LOL!!!


ROTFLMAO!

Prevuse® - Best sports blog on the internet

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Sami's ball was placed by EJ's,
Now the EJami's in the crowd are yelling "SCREEEEEEE"!

WingNut - I am so glad I have once again delayed putting together the apple and pumpkin pies to check out Prevuze! That was tooooo funny!!! How great to have yet another Prevuze Christmas tradition!!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Alice got run over by a reindeer
(sung to the tune of Grandma got run over by a reindeer)


BRAVO!

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to all the lumi fans it is a sad day lucas has been canned as of feb sorry to report this :( :( :(

3:18 AM  

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