Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hope meets Justin at the pub. He sees the evil Dr. Carly Manning sitting at the bar and suggests going someplace else. Hope refuses, "This is my (former) family's pub. We eat free here."

Maggie comes into the kitchen and sees the ruined wedding dress. She asks Melanie, "What happened?"

"Carly Manning happened."

Vivian sits in the den with Victor thinking out loud and coming up with a laundry list of way she can torture Carly. Victor tells her to shut up and take action. He says he's not interested in Lawrence; he just wants to get Carly out of Bo's life.

Rafe sits in the cop shop and computes, "DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!"

Bo asks him about the kidnapping and he suggests Bo look and see if he missed anything. Bo looks at the screen, "All I see is a picture of Anna DiMera carting off Sydney, a map to the place where she's hiding and a picture of her, EJ and Sydney together at the hideout. Nope. I don't think you missed a thing. There is nothing here. Go home. Be with Sami."

Rafe pouts, "I don't think Sami wants to see me any more."

EJ calls Anna. She tells him Sydney is doing fine and has no fever, "But she has been asking for her Da-Da." He hangs up and Sami shows up.

Sami's in one of her funks, "Remember when you said you didn't remember what Grace looked like. It's happening to me. I can't remember what Sydney looks like. I'm scared I'm going to lose her."

Maggie cleans the soiled wedding dress, "Carbolic acid works wonders." Melanie tells her what happened at the Java Café. Maggie scolds her for being mean to Carly, "I'm sure you regret what you said."

"I don't," says Melanie, "Carly just presses all my buttons." Maggie says she doesn't like Melanie being rude. She suggests she take the high road. Melanie vows to be polite and tolerant, "When I can."

Rafe tells Bo Sami blames him for Sydney's predicament and is leaning on EJ more and more. Bo thinks that's a bad idea after what the DiMeras have done to people.

Sami rants that all her decisions are wrong. EJ is supportive and reminds her she did these things for her daughter. Sami continues to beat herself up. She tells EJ he's a great father and knows he would do anything for Sydney, "And I lied to you about her."

There is a knock at the door as Maggie and Melanie chat. Maggie answers. Earl the delivery guy stands there with a couple boxes. He hauls them in and sets them on the table. Maggie asks if Earl knows what it all is. "It's stuff from a Mr. Mickey Horton's office. The staff cleared it out so they can rent it out."

"But Mickey owned the firm," says Maggie, "And that means I now own it. How can they decide to rent the place out?"

"There has been a coup."
Earl leaves. Maggie, falls apart.

Victor tells Vivian she can't rub out Melanie. The audience boos. "Get rid of Carly and do it soon. No fingerprints. At least not mine."

Carly walks past Hope and Justin and leaves the pub. Justin says, "At least she had the decency to leave. Carly has changed. I hope Bo realizes what he's letting himself in for."

Rafe vows to bring Sydney home as a cop brings the forensics report to him. He leafs through it as Bo watches. Rafe turns red in the face and his brain cell explodes, "That SOB!" He storms out.

EJ shows Sami pictures of Sydney. Sami frets, "I'm worried that Sydney will be scarred for life."

"With you as her mother," says EJ, "You can count on it."

Maggie and Melanie go through the boxes. Every piece of junk is a memory.

Justin gets a call. It turns out to be a small emergency, so he and Hope have to break it up.

Carly is at the pier. Bo calls her and asks to meet at the pub. She suggests the Java Café instead since the pub is tainted with the presence of evil people. Carly hangs up and a mystery person appears.

EJ swears he knows Sydney is safe, "My network goes to places the FBI doesn't even know about. I will find her. I promise."

Sami buys it lock, stock and barrel, "There is one thing I know about you, EJ. you keep your promises."

Maggie reads a card from the Mickster, "Red, if I've figured things right we're in the Aegean Sea off the island of Crete having the time of our lives." She looks at Melanie, "He wanted me to open this on our anniversary..."

"That's right," remembers Melanie, "Your anniversary was on Valentine's Day."

"Yes," says Maggie, "That saved Mickey the trouble of having to shop for two presents." She reads on, "Let's have the happiest Valentine's Day ever." Maggie opens the heart-shaped box and finds tickets for the ballet. She suggests Melanie go instead of her.

Carly watches as Vivian descends the stairs at the pier and asks, "What are you doing here?"

Vivian asks, "What do you think, you disgusting whore? It's time to bury you again. This time I'm not going to bury you alive." Vivian attacks...


Fantasy over. Vivian bustles around the den and worries about her headache. She takes a compress and soothes her brow as someone places a hand on her shoulder.

Now we find Hope on the uncommonly busy pier with Carly, "We need to talk. This isn't a game. You hurt my husband you will answer to me."

Rafe busts into the rumpus room and finds Sami and EJ sharing their Kodak moments. He says he just got the lab results back, "There is one person's DNA and fingerprints all over them — EJ."

We pan up from the hand on Vivian's shoulder to find Lawrence, "Hello aunt Vivian." Vivian hugs him. He tells her this isn't a dream, "It's a warning about Carly." He asks if she loves him. Of course she does. "Then forget about Carly," he orders.

Carly rambles about how much Hope has hurt Bo and wonders why she is worried about Bo getting hurt. "Bo has no idea who you have become," says Hope, "You are a cold-blooded killer."

"You left Bo and you don't have a say," insists Carly.

Hope sneers, "I have a say in Ciara's life and will protect her."

Carly reminds her she had a small part in raising Shawn. At least the two mortal enemies share something in common. The great failure that is Shawn Douglas Brady.

Of course, Bo stumbles onto the scene, "What's going on here?"

EJ says the fact his prints are on the ransom notes is not unusual. Rafe lectures him for smearing his cooties all over the notes and preventing a proper analysis.

Sami drops into panic mode, "What can we do?"

"We can pray," says Reverend Rafe.

"Histrionics are more effective," says Sami.

Lawrence says the last thing he wants is to see Carly dead, "Look at me. If this is dead... not so bad. Where is the suffering in that? OK, I'm not in heaven, so Carly will be joining me. Hell on earth. That's what She deserves. Make her suffer, Auntie."

We're back at the pier. This isn't the three-way Bo has always dreamed of. We share several uncomfortable moments in deodorant-failure limbo. Hope finally speaks up, "Carly, I know you were (say it with her) there for Shawn; too bad you didn't make it official. you could have had Bo then but you chose money and Lawrence over love."

That does it. Bo 'n ho leave.

Hope stands alone and stares. She breaks the unbearable silence, "And I have nothing."

Sami blows her fragile stack, "PRAYER? PRAYER? That's all you can come up with?"

God steps in, "Yes. I am quite aware you are unfamiliar with the concept."

EJ jumps in before Sami hits critical mass and says he had his people analyze the notes and they found nothing, "The FBI may be at a loss but my people are working and will find Sydney." He leaves to avoid the fallout.

Rafe says, "The FBI won't give up either."

Sami achieves the aforementioned critical mass, "WHAT CAN YOU DO? NOTHING!"

Carly and Bo arrive at Bo and Hope's house. Carly tells him Hope is the least of her worries.

Lawrence says he thinks destroying Carly's bastard daughter is a good idea. He tells Vivian to forget Victor, "Do you want that classless, shallow girl flouncing around this house? Please give me the justice I deserve. Take Carly's daughter away from her forever."

Maggie has decided to give the ballet tickets to the hospital charity to sell at an inflated price and provide the hospital with yet another source of funds for much-needed money to pour down the drain. Melanie thinks Maggie is amazing for being so selfless in her time of sorrow. Maggie sends her to the shelter with other things. Melanie leaves and Maggie looks at a box of Christmas gifts. She rummages and finds a... dumb-da-dumb-dumb... bottle of champagne.

Rafe tells Sami there will be more clues and information. Sami is skeptical. She asks why he didn't come home last night. Rafe tells her he was working at the police station. She says that reminds her of how he disappeared before and thought it was happening again.

"Well, it looked like you didn't need me this morning," says Mr. Tact, "What were you two looking at — baby pictures?"


Anna is on the phone with EJ, who is out in the foyer. In spite of the distance and the closed door, the SamiRaferuption comes through loud and clear. Anna wonders what the argument is all about, "It sounds like Armageddon."

Maggie staggers to the sink with the champagne with the intention of pouring it down the drain. She stalls and contemplates. She takes a glass. More contemplation.

Vivian decides Melanie is expendable. "Once she is gone Phillip will find some other unworthy slut to play with," says Lawrence. Vivian is convinced. Melanie must die. Lawrence leaves. The audience cheers.

Hope makes a call, "I need to talk to you."

Carly wonders if all this would be happening if she told Hope and Justin why she really came back to Salem. Bo is pensive. Carly asks, "Are you thinking about Hope?"

"I'm thinking about your tight sweater," says Bo, "I'm right where I want to be." He moves in on the tight sweater.

Sami and Rafe scream at each other. EJ tells Anna, "I don't know about Armageddon but somebody's world is coming to an end." Anna wants to know when she gets her five million. EJ says things are progressing. He hangs up.

Sami and Rafe ramp up the smackdown of the small minds. Sami screams, "If it had been any other FBI agent in that safehouse there wouldn't have been any secrets!"

Rafe asks, "Are you saying you wish you had never met me?"

Sami bawls, "Rafe, I just want her back. You keep telling me it's going to happen but it hasn't."

Rafe says, "But EJ also keeps telling you it will happen and it hasn't."

That does it. Sami makes a bull in a china shop look like a sleeping puppy as she stomps out of the room, huffs past EJ and storms out the front door. EJ walks into the rumpus room. Rafe stares.

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Anonymous Berg said...

Well it's bad enough when the only sane person with any good ideas on the show is a dead one - Lawerance. I agree, Melaine has got to go bawhahahaha!

Just got back from my trip to New Orleans - WHO DAT? Saints!

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

“I can't remember what Sydney looks like.”

If Sami can’t remember what Sydney looks like, she probably should have spent more time with her than Caroline.

Victor tells Vivian she can't rub out Melanie. The audience boos.

…and to think I like Victor. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Rafe turns red in the face and his brain cell explodes.


We pan up from the hand on Vivian's shoulder to find Lawrence.

Lawrence is dead, and he’s getting more screen time than Lucas.

Rafe lectures him for smearing his cooties all over the notes and preventing a proper analysis.

It figures. Rafe – the tool – rushes over to the DiMera mansion to lecture EJ about messing up the note. It’s not as if something like this has never happened before. The FBI must deal with this type of situation all the time. Even if one of Anna’s finger prints had been on the letter, wouldn’t her prints have to be on file for the FBI to ID her? Unless Anna has been arrested and the police finger printed her, there’s squat on file.

"Do you want that classless, shallow girl flouncing around this house?”

Even in death, Lawrence is incredibly perceptive.

All the photos are super but I especially like the one in which Hope is comparing herself to Elin. Instead of going after Bo with a 9-iron, I’m thinking Hope would use the whole bag. Fun stuff Prevuze!!!!!!!

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allison has got to have a constant headache from acting all the explosive drama, not to mention the actors working with her...

I liked the old Sami. Sami needs time without a constant superhero to find her old character again.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching yesterday's show and noticed that Kate has added some blue streaks to her hair, she is calling her inner smurf.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I noticed the blue hair too. I personally think she is a little old for that style. JMO.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Lawrence is dead, and he’s getting more screen time than Lucas.

Dear Leslie: LOLOLOLOL

"There has been a coup."

Loved the prevuism, but poor Maggie, trying to be logical when it comes to the way the Salem world turns.

You hurt my husband you will answer to me."

Now there’s a HUH?! moment. I expected to find a follow-up prevuism like, “I’m the only one with the license to rip Bo a new one.”

At least the two mortal enemies share something in common. The great failure that is Shawn Douglas Brady.


"Do you want that classless, shallow girl flouncing around this house?

Got to give the ghost points for that observation.

I'm back in the land of the living, back at work, and back to thanking the gods-that-be Prevuze is around to made it all bearable!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

"Do you want that classless, shallow girl flouncing around this house?”

Even in death, Lawrence is incredibly perceptive.

* * *

"Do you want that classless, shallow girl flouncing around this house?”

Got to give the ghost points for that observation.

Should've made today's title, "Flouncing" — great word.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

The way Anna was preparing/handling those ransom notes bare-handed there's no way there wouldn't be SOMETHING on one of them. A partial print, DNA, etc. But then the Salem PD wouldn't recognize it anyway if there were.

Sami achieves the aforementioned critical mass. Rafe, get out while you can, man!!

Isn't this the second time (at least) Holier than Thou Hope has said to Carly she chose Lawrence and his money over Bo? Why doesn't Carly remind her that she and Lawrence had a son, Nicholas, and maybe that might have had something to do with it, too?

Sami rants that all her decisions are wrong. "Then if all your decisions are wrong, the opposite would have to be right." -Jerry Seinfeld to George Costanza. Sami needs to take some life lessons from tv. It worked for George. HAHAHAHA

Great Prevuze and pictures today. Thanks!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:14 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...


We must be talking about football here because any sentence with the word "Saints" in it can't possibly have anything to do with anyone in Salem.

Prevuze - Best sports blog on the Internet®

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victor n vivian the hottest new couple since brad and angelina vivian would look great in a bikini

3:21 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

With so many "fantasies" appearing on the show, it's sometimes hard to guess what is real and what is a fantasy. Seems to me that the writers are relying on this technique TOO much. Guess it saves time when they have to get *something* ready to be aired,and they have hit zero again.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

If ever I tune in and see Vivian flouncing around in a bikini, I am SO outta' Salem forever!

10:36 PM  
Blogger I Love Baby Quilts! said...

LOL with the captions about Ciara on the webcam. Starfish was the best one! Also the nice of daddy to hold those for her after her shirt fell off. Visual!

10:44 AM  

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