Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So Much For Auld Lang Syne

We pan back from a roaring fire and find Sami holding one of Sydney's Christmas presents and, it goes without saying, brooding. She flashes back to seeing the note from the kidnapper and huffs. Rafe comes out and blows on one of those cheap party horns.

"What's that," asks Sami.

"A party in a box."

"I thought it was gonna be the two of us," says Sami.

"Who says you need more than two for a party," says Rafe. My guess would be Johnny and Allie but, hey, how important can a couple of irritating kids be?

Daniel saunters into the hospital all tuxed-up and tells Nathan he's taking Chloe to Chez Rouge. Nathan tells him about his date with Stephanie, but assumes Daniel thinks he's still hung up on Melanie. He stammers around and they talk about her engagement with Phillip.

The Voyager Spacecraft slowly approaches the planet and... Oh, check that. We're panning in on Melanie's diamond. Melanie and Phillip stand in Maggie's kitchen as Phillip announces his jet is all fueled and ready to head to Vegas. Melanie hesitates.

A nurse congratulates Carly for saving a life as Carly flashes back to Lawrence's death. Technical note: in commemoration of the coming year, that was exactly the 2010th time we have seen her slice and dice his gut. "I don't deserve praise," says Carly, "I did what I had to do."

Vivian toys with an envelope as she flashes back to talking to Victor about Carly's child, "Once I find you... you inglorious bastard we'll make Carly suffer."

Hope is in the Kiriakis mansion den with Justin planning to hunt for evidence once Victor and Vivian skedaddle.

Rafe hands Sami a feather boa. She wants him to wear one, too. Rafe stops her, "I'm the only one who touches the box."

Speaking of touching, Prevuze would not touch that one with a ten foot pole.

Rafe dives in and pulls out champagne glasses. He reminds her of their last New Year's Eve and they bicker about who was more irritating in the safehouse. They both win.

Victor and Vivian walk in on Hope and Justin. Victor accuses them of conspiring about something.

Melanie insists she isn't having second thoughts. She reminds him Kate wasn't happy when Lucas and Chloe eloped. Phillip says his mom is no longer a part of his life.

Nathan thinks Phillip and Melanie getting together so quickly is a little strange. Daniel butts in with a piece of advice, "She's not married yet. Better to work out your unresolved feelings now." He leaves.

Nathan stares, "He's right. I can't leave things like this."

Victor presses and Hope just says she's concerned about Ciara. As he and Vivian turn to leave Victor gives her a parting shot, "Try not to burn the house down."

With the coast clear, Justin says, "I thought they'd never leave."

Hope says, "It's time for us to get to work."

Daniel finds Carly and congratulates her on saving the life but Carly don' need no stinkin' congrats. Daniel says, "Something seems to be bothering you... can you talk about it?" Greeted with silence, Daniel continues, "Just know I'm (say it with him) here for you if you need me."

Carly breaks the silence, "No matter how many lives I save it doesn't make up for the one I took..."

Daniel is a little confused, "Huhwah?"

"Lawrence," says Carly, "I did it. I killed him." She walks away. OK, so I guess it doesn't take a high IQ to become a doctor.

Julie and Maggie are standing... somewhere... maybe Maggie finally added that living room to her house... and they're all dolled up and ready to party. They share small talk about their husbands and decide they are keepers. Maggie gets a call as they head for Chez Rouge. Vegas odds are about 10 gazillion to one that the Mickster can't make it.

Stephanie shows up at Maggie's to pick up her camera. She asks about Nathan and Melanie says he's not there. Eagle-eyed Stephanie sees the luggage and asks about it. Melanie tells her she and Phillip going to Vegas. Stephanie gets all-excited, "Oooo... Donnie and Marie? Cirque du Soliel? Wayne Newton? The Gorge and Puke Buffet?

"No," says Melanie, "We're getting married."

Nathan stands at the elevator and contemplates, "I've gotta do this in person."

Chloe stands in the Java Café and dumps some cream into her cup-o-joe. Daniel walks up behind her and cops one of his patented feels. He suggests ditching their date options and going for a private party. "You may be on to something," says Chloe. And we all know what Daniel hopes that something will be.

"I can't wait to get out of this tux," says Daniel.

Chloe asks, "Can I help you?"

"You bet your ass you can." Daniel sees Carly and heads over to talk to her, "We need to finish our discussion."

Apparently Victor and Vivian are exhausted from their long drive so far. So much so that they've had to stop for coffee after traveling the first mile. They stand outside the Java Café and wonder what Carly and Daniel are doing in there.

Hope and Justin start the search.

Melanie tells Stephanie she and Phillip are eloping. Stephanie congratulates her and says what she and Phillip had is over, "I'm happy for you, but you don't seem happy. Are you sure you want to do this?"

Meanwhile, outside the pub, issue-laden Nathan bumps into flower-laden Phillip. Phillip gives him the big news, "We're eloping... tonight."

Carly wants Daniel to stay out of things, even though she was stupid enough to blab to him. She hitches as Vivian and Victor walk in. Carly tells Daniel Vivian knows the truth, but asks him to stay out of it.

Carly starts to leave and heads directly into Vivian's path, "Get out of my way."

Vivian fakes being gracious, "I Just wanted to wish you a happy Two-Oh-One-Oh. I'm happy we all made it through this year in one piece. Well, except poor Lawrence — he didn't make it."

Hope and Justin search.

Rafe tells Sami he has news, "The false leads on Sydney are just rolling in. Not only that, but the FBI has lowered it's standards to the bottom of the barrel, and I may be reinstated. Now I'll have direct access to all kinds of files — officially this time." He goes for more champagne.

Sami grabs her phone and calls EJ, "I know what you're thinking — this isn't about Rafe. I think I'm gonna tell him about the ransom note... tonight."

Maggie is soooo disappointed, "Oh, Mickey, do you have to cancel out on me again?" The Mickster explains that the case he is working on is just too hot to leave for a New Year's Eve party. It seems his client was clocked going 40 in a thirty-five and the legal ramifications are just too complex to leave hanging. Mickey breaks up and hangs up. Maggie gets off the phone and turns to Julie, "So much for Auld Lang Syne."

Julie suggests it's time for Maggie and Mickey to go on a cruise. She paints the picture of the wonderful time they can have when they get seasick together and have to spend the whole trip in their cabin. She also invites Maggie to spend the evening with her and Doug, "Put your best foot forward." Maggie puts her foot forward and reveals her red shoe.

This, of course, is the catalyst for yet another flashback. Maggie lies in her hospital bed as Mickey gives her a pair of dancing shoes and tells her, "You were born to dance, Maggie." The girls exit singing a chorus of Auld Lang Syne.

Chloe asks Daniel what's up with Carly. Victor wishes them a happy new year. Victor also wants to know what was up with Daniel and Carly. Daniel tells him to leave Carly alone.

Outside, Carly huffs, puffs and nearly faints. She recalls being buried alive as Vivian lies sprawled out on top of her living grave and cackles.

Vivian recalls the same thing. Carly looks in at her. Staredown. Carly leaves.

Victor wonders if Chloe wants her future husband hanging with Carly. Daniel and Chloe become indignant and leave.

Vivian walks up to Victor, "How did it go with Daniel?"

"When it comes to women he's an idiot, and with Daniel, it's all about women. He'll wind up kicking her out on her ass."

"I love it when you wax eloquent," says Vivian, "And Carly will pay for what she did to Lawrence."

Justin and Hope continue to search the Kiriakis mansion. Justin finds a locked door. Hope finds a locked closet. The suspense hangs in the air like the smell of that milk jug you left open on the counter all night.

Sami bickers on the phone with EJ as Rafe comes back out. Sami hangs up. Rafe asks whom she was talking to. "It was EJ," says Sami, "He was checking up on the search."

"Don't worry," says Rafe, "I'm sure someone will find Johnny and Allie before too long." Rafe thinks she was acting panicked. Sami says EJ was just being obnoxious.

Rafe pours the champagne. He toasts 2010 and talks about next New Year's Eve, "We'll all be together then."

"And we can get a babysitter, dump the kids and go out and have some fun on New Year's Eve," says Sami.

Rafe toasts, "To us and our family."

Out in the audience, the Ejamis stew like that overcooked pot of New Year's cabbage.

Stephanie insists she and Nathan are good for each other. Melanie asks, "And do you think I'm going to get in the way of that?"

"No," says Stephanie, "I won't let you."

Nathan says he refuses to let Phillip marry Melanie, "She's only rushing into marriage because she's confused. She's doing this to punish me."

Phillip thinks that's ridiculous, "Her decision has nothing to do with you."

Nathan thinks Phillip will ruin Melanie's life. Things get rough. They move into the pushy-shovey stage and Phillip lands a haymaker on Nathan's jaw.

Lucas wanders in, helps pick Nathan up and gives him some advice, "You shoulda sucker-punched him when you had the chance."

Victor worries that Daniel is now involved in Carly's intrigue. Vivian insists she has things under control, "Don't worry. Mama has it all figured out."

Victor decides they're not going to make Chicago in time. Vivian suggest having a bite in Salem. Victor tells her his appetite is ruined.

Vivian gives him a suggestive look, "What would you rather do instead?"

Justin is beginning to think the papers aren't there. Suddenly Hope finds a secret panel in the closet. She opens it and finds a puzzle box.

Rafe mumbles, "I was thinking..."

This shocks even Sami, "Really? HAHAHA!" Rafe suggests a family camping trip. Sami isn't too thrilled with the prospect of a woodsie, "The last time I went camping I got attacked by a snake and a tiger."

That doesn't compute with Brainiac, "A tiger?"

"Don't ask," says Sami. She suggests renting an RV. Rafe thinks he's got a real nature girl on his hands. Speaking of back-to-nature, Sami moves in on him. Rafe responds.

Melanie says she doesn't appreciate Stephanie's insinuation that she will come between Stephanie and Nathan.

Someone needs to come between Phillip and Nathan. Things have degenerated into a full-blown...

FIGHT!

Joe the cop rushes up and breaks it up. He tells them they'd better cool it before they land in jail. Phillip says, "I'm done with this loser. I'm getting married... tonight."

Hope attempts to open the puzzle box.

Carly is back at the hospital, flashing back to to her burial. She remembers gasping for air as Vivian radios her goodbye. "She can never know about my daughter," whines Carly, "Never."

Stephanie starts to leave as Joe the cop calls Melanie. "I'll be right there." She gets off the phone and announces to Stephanie, "You'll never believe where Nathan and Phillip are right now."

Joe escorts Phillip and Nathan into their cell...

SLAM!

"Happy new year boys." The scofflaws stand together staring at each other.

Chloe and Daniel stroll outside and remember Chloe's injured ankle from last year. We have fireworks and smooch-o-rama. Munch-o-rama. He carries her off just like he did last year.

Hope fumbles with the puzzle box. They hear Victor and Vivian out in the hallway. Vivian walks in to find the pair glued to each other kissing and groping.

The kissing and groping are history over at Sami's place. She and Rafe lounge in bed. "I have something to tell you," whispers Sami.

"Hold that thought," says Rafe. He goes for champagne so they can have another toast. Sami's phone rings. It's a text from EJ, "We need to meet. It's important. Don't tell Rafe."

Meanwhile, in Times Square, the giant ball descends to mark the new year. Johnny and Allie ride it down and wave to the crowd as it lights up to herald the arrival of 2010.

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20 Comments:

Blogger Arlene said...

Being on the left coast and getting up at oh dark 3:30 and being able to read your lovely comments was a gift from the Prevuze Gods!

*Daniel is a little confused, "Huhwah?"*

*Thanks for speaking for all of us, Daniel!

Merry New Year Prevuze People. May 2010 be full of more mundane flashbacks, drole story lines and Prevuze to tell us the difference....and make us enjoy it all in the process.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Sami has a pattern : "give your children to your boyfriend of the moment regardless of the REAL fathers" but Rafe is ...weird, no ?
The guy wants desperately a family or what ? Is he sterile so he really wants children of other people..i don't know his behaviour about the parenthood seems more and more tacky/shady, he is the boyfriend, JUST. THE. BOYFRIEND.
And what is the deal with the writers never showing Sami with her damn children, they really want us to not like her hein..i saw your agenda writers but i don't understand the goal..go figure ! lol

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Melanie and Phillip stand in Maggie's kitchen as Phillip announces his jet is all fueled and ready to head to Vegas. Melanie hesitates.

The whole concept of Phillip actually wanting to marry Melanie is absolutely bizarre. From what we’ve been shown, it appears that all they have in common is some pretty energetic romping. Apparently, they also must have done some off screen bonding while reading their porn video fan mail.

Rafe stops her, "I'm the only one who touches the box."

Speaking of touching, Prevuze would not touch that one with a ten foot pole.

I must admit my mind was heading in the same direction. LOL!!!

He reminds her of their last New Year's Eve and they bicker about who was more irritating in the safehouse. They both win.

When it comes to irritating, both Sami and Rafe are Olympic caliber. Speaking of irritating, how about a New Years’ list of the most irritating storylines of the past season? While the possibilities are endless, I’ll go straight to the Big Kahuna – the chow blowing fiasco known as the never ending baby switch.

Phillip says his mom is no longer a part of his life.

…and pretty soon neither will Lucas. Oh Loserclueless – we hardly knew ye! On second thought, that’s not very accurate – we hardly knew ye when your mouth wasn’t wide open. There – that’s better.

Maggie gets a call as they head for Chez Rouge. Vegas odds are about 10 gazillion to one that the Mickster can't make it.

Those same bookmakers are not giving any odds against Mickey taking a dirt nap in 2010.

Things have degenerated into a full-blown...

FIGHT!


…over Melanie? Geez!

Of course, my other “what the hell” moment is Rafe declaring that he and Sami and all of Lucas’ and EJ’s children are part of his family. Did I miss something and someone switched the DNA tests again? Now we have the FBI reinstating Rafe so he actually has a job. Considering the fact that Rafe is an employee of the federal government, I guess it’s only fair that we tax paying citizens got to observe him lusting over Sami, going on a shopping trip for stuffed penguins, and making a general fool out of himself while he was supposed to protect her in the safe house. Heads should be rolling at the FBI for that one.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

My guess would be Johnny and Allie but, hey, how important can a couple of irritating kids be?

I echo the feelings of Anon above, it would be nice to actually see the kids once in a while. Not only SEE them, but see them together, not one one day and the other the next.

Speaking of touching, Prevuze would not touch that one with a ten foot pole.

And, with that pronouncement, Prevuze promptly touches the heck out of it. LOLOL

Today's post was chock full of tasty, LOL Prevuisms:

Technical note: in commemoration of the coming year, that was exactly the 2010th time we have seen her slice and dice his gut.

The suspense hangs in the air like the smell of that milk jug you left open on the counter all night.

Out in the audience, the Ejamis stew like that overcooked pot of New Year's cabbage.

Now THERE’S a smell that will hang in the air!

Bulldog, Prevuze, another great slew of snarky pictures.

Word verification: wablesh I was starting to become wablesh from all the flashbacks today. Which reminds me, was the one of Mickey/Maggie the original or remastered with the OldNuMickey or the YoungNuMickey? Inquiring minds...

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Ugh! This episode is full of stretching the storyline as far as we can because all the writers are either:

A. On vacation
B. Or at work (I figure the writings that bad)
C. Drank the Koolaid and saved none for the rest of us
D. Lost a bet and are being forced to come up with no new story ideas

Peculed is my word. I am particulary peculed at how fast Melanie and Phillip are being rushed to the alter.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Now we have the FBI reinstating Rafe so he actually has a job. Considering the fact that Rafe is an employee of the federal government, I guess it’s only fair that we tax paying citizens got to observe him lusting over Sami, going on a shopping trip for stuffed penguins, and making a general fool out of himself while he was supposed to protect her in the safe house. Heads should be rolling at the FBI for that one.

Hilda. Don't forget poor Hilda... like Rafe did. Anyway, heads did roll. Or one head, at least. And the head had a name. It was Rafe. A head but no brain, but that's another story. And now apparently Rafe's head will unroll. So between the FBI's asinine action of reinstating Rafe and the TSA's SNAFU with the underpants bomber, I'm beginning to question the capabilities of our Federal agencies.

So, OK, I realize I'm mixing a little fact and fiction here but I just had to say "underpants bomber."

7:44 AM  
Anonymous bGirl said...

"Speaking of touching, Prevuze would not touch that one with a ten foot pole."

heh, heh - you said pole, heh, heh

7:57 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

heh, heh - you said pole, heh, heh

Good one. I always wondered what the "b" in bGirl stood for. I guess it must be either "Beavis" or "Butthead."

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought for sure that someone would mention the 'party in a box'. It would have been great if Rafe was holding it in front of his crotch. Happy New Year, All.
-Cookie-

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rafe is taking Sami on a camping trip in the middle of winter? Wow a plot ripped from the Utah headlines!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Sami attacked by a tiger - was that the one that later ripped poor Tony a new one? The second or third time he "died" - before the palletizing?

I wonder if Mellip are going to Vegas on Touch This Guy airlines. Now there's an airline for the underpants bomber. (I just had to say it, too, Prevuze! HAHAHA)

We all know EJ hasn't received the second note from Anna yet so he's calling her over there just to rehash and be with her at midnight. I can see the EJami's starting to drool and the Safe's gathering those rotten eggs to throw.

LOL ver the 2010th time we've seen the slice and dice scene and the odds we won't be seeing Mickey. Maybe he's hooked up with Bonnie. Oh the angst!

Late to Prevuze today but knowing I'd get to it kept me going. Thanks for the chuckles and Happy New Year everyone!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off I'll say I'm not a huge SAFE fan, BUT I don't get why everyone hates the guy. I gave up actually watching the show years ago (thanks to Prevuze I don't need to), so I don't know first hand how dull he sounds, I'm just taking y'all's word for it. This whole bickering about how he is talking about Sami's kids as part of his family - excuse me, but when you date someone with kids, isn't it a given that you take on the whole kit-and-kaboodle? Pretty sure if he was talking about the future with just Sami and not mentioning the plethora of kids, you'd be all over him for NOT including the kids in his plan.
Just my observation.

Oh, nearly spit out my lunch over the "not touching that with a ten foot pole", then how do you explain it to a coworker who not only has never watched Days (lucky soul), but doesn't "get" the magic that is Prevuze!!

12:37 PM  
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2:04 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

I know this must have been asked and answered already but what the heck happened to Victor's head? It's been bugging me all week. Sorry I've been out of the loop...

2:04 PM  
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2:06 PM  
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2:09 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

I know this must have been asked and answered already but what the heck happened to Victor's head? It's been bugging me all week. Sorry I've been out of the loop...

It has been asked, but as far as I know no one really knows. He has ditched the sunglasses and it looks like he may have had stitches in the area of his left eyebrow. I assume he took some sort of a fall, but don't really know.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Maggie Mae said...

Anonymous above. You take on the whole kit and kaboodle after you marry the mom, not when you're just dating them.

Even Phil's asked Mel to marry him which is more than Rafe has done. And Rafe is incredibly boring.

My word verification is glity. I wish they'd hose the glity off of Sami.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

john aniston, the guy who plays victor fell down the stairs a few weeks ago due to a flip flop malfunction according to soaps.com

6:11 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

john aniston, the guy who plays victor fell down the stairs a few weeks ago due to a flip flop malfunction according to soaps.com

A flip flop malfunction? That's a new one. It would be kind of funny if he hadn't been hurt.

11:11 PM  

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