Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Black Widow

Sami, Rafe and EJ are in the DiMera mansion rumpus room. EJ encourages Sami. Sami halfway ignores him and asks Rafe how long it will take forensics to finish its tests. Rafe goes off to find out. EJ tells Sami she's being a brave little trooper. Sami says she doesn't feel brave, "I prayed for a sign... anything and then we find her bloody dress..."

EJ tells her it doesn't mean anything because the dress is common, "Rafe doesn't know anything for certain."

Vivian rants against Carly. Carly insists Vivian was going to harm Melanie on the rooftop. The gals go at it and Bo tells Vivian to shut up.

Vivian ain' in no shuttin' up mood, "Oh... just because you're sleeping with the woman...." She turns to able, "Mayor Carver, aren't you going to do something?"

"I'll do anything for a campaign donation," says Abe. He turns to Bo, "If you don't arrest Carly, I'll have to get someone who will."

Back in the OR, Dr. Daniel operates, "Don't you dare give up, Melanie. That's my job" He turns to a nurse, "Time?"

"Ten minutes, Doctor," says Nurse Ratchet, "Should we call it? That long without oxygen could lead to brain damage."

"In her case," says Daniel, "There is nothing to damage. Come on Melanie!"

Sami goes into whine-a-paloosa. EJ hugs and comforts. And stares.

Carly tells Bo he doesn't have to protect her. She asks to be in the OR. Phillip blows his artificial stack. Lexie drags herself out into the waiting area looking like the harbinger of death.

Phillip gasps, "How is she?"

Silence.

"Oh, God no," screams Carly. Lexie gives the DOOL death stare.

Commercial break... Hours pass... The sands of our hourglasses all run out...

Finally, Lexie gives her report, "Melanie coded on the table. Dr. Jonas is doing what he can to revive her. She's a fighter so we are taking every possible measure." Carly offers to donate blood, "Melanie is AB- and I am AB- so I'd like to donate." Phillip agrees. Bo escorts Carly into an office where Vlad the Phlebotomist goes to work on her.

Back out in the waiting area, Kate walks in dragging a log with a bump on it. Oh, sorry, that's not a bump on a log, that's Lucas. It's hard to tell the difference.

Rafe walks back into the rumpus room and says there is no news yet, "Don't worry, they're dragging things out as much as possible."

Kate and Vivian argue. Abe is on the phone. Kate tells Phillip it makes no sense Carly would shoot her own daughter. Phillip performs a miracle and shuts them both up. Lucas has nothing better to do so he comforts Phillip.

Vivian thanks Victor for his support. Victor growls and gurgles, "If Phillip loses his bride because you disobeyed me... this isn't about Carly it's about Melanie. If she doesn't survive, your life as you know it will be over."

Bo asks Carly what happened. Carly tells him about Vivian kidnapping her, as she gives blood. Bo says he will put out an APB on Gus, "Vivian will not get away with this."

Carly drones, "She already has."

Sami asks EJ to tell her stories about Sydney. EJ rambles on. Rafe gets a call as EJ tells Sami Sydney was musical. Rafe tells them it's forensics on the line. We wait.

Carly tells Bo Victor switched the deadly comb and that's why Vivian took Melanie up to the roof. She says she took Hope's service revolver but didn't intend to use it, "I should never have come back to Salem."

Kate comforts Phillip, "I am praying for you and for Melanie. I love you. I do. you are generous... sweet... bionic..." Hugs.

The operation continues. Daniel encourages Melanie to stay strong and fight.

Anna shows Sydney her new sun-suit, which Anna thinks will be appropriate for where she is going for her brand new life with her daddy.

Rafe continues his phone conversation, "You're sure? OK." Rafe hangs up, "The DNA results are back."

Sami asks, "Is it Sydney's blood?"

Rafe nods, "Yes."

KABLOOIE!

Bo tells Carly it wasn't a mistake for her to come back to Salem. Carly disagrees. She insists Vivian followed her to Salem and this whole mess is all because of Carly's selfishness. Bo reassures her, "When Melanie recovers and finds out what you did to save her she will be grateful and happy. Or not." Hugs.

They pump Carly's blood into Melanie. Lexie informs Daniel that Carly is Melanie's mother. Dr. Dan's eyes pop out. "It's a long story," says Lexie, "We've drug it out for months."

Daniel orders Melanie off bypass, "Now, we wait."

Beep... beep... beep...

As train wrecks go, Sami Brady is at the top of the heap. Rafe and EJ try to convince her they don't know for sure that Sydney is dead. Rafe changes his tune from "I will get Sydney back" to "I will find who is responsible."

A small mushroom cloud settles over Salem as Sami reacts. She screams and flails at Rafe, "I DON'T CARE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE! I JUST WANT MY DAUGHTER BACK!"

EJ flashes back to spending time with Sydney, "I just want you to have stability. None of this moving back and forth between parents. I want that for you and your brother. We'll be together. Just the three of us."

Sami ejects herself from the game of sanity.

Carly and Bo walk out into the waiting area. Victor takes a couple potshots at Carly, "If she's done bleeding herself, please escort her out." Carly begs to stay until they know Melanie is OK. Abe vetoes it. Brave Bo takes Carly aside to arrest her.

Abe turns, "I'm taking you in too, Vivian. As a suspect."

"Who put you back on the police force," asks Vivian.

"Like the mayor of most small towns," says Abe, "I'm a self-serving demagogue who has no clue how the city works and I think I have more power than the President and can do anything I damn well please."


Abe has officer Sullivan handcuff Vivian. Hizonner reads her rights, "You're accused of attempted murder. You have the right to remain silent..."

Vivian gasps, "Victor, do something." He does. He stares.

Bo cuffs Carly, "I'm sorry..."

"Don't be."

Bo drones, "You have the right to remain silent..." He escorts her off. Stares abound.

Sami is exhausted. Hissy fits really take it out of you. "We didn't give that woman money and she didn't need Sydney any more, so she threw my little girl away." She turns to Rafe and plays the blame-game, "She threw her away... Just like I told you she would. I told you... I told you... I told you... I told you... I told you... " I guess she must've told him.

Kate asks Victor if Vivian was going to push Melanie off the roof. Victor ignores her. Kate gives him both barrels, "I know why you brought that malevolent witch into your house. You both wanted to bring Carly down. If Melanie dies..."

Victor walks all over her tirade, "Your concern for her is disingenuous. You hate the girl. Just like Chloe."

"Chloe was cheating on Lucas."

"I need to be alone," growls Victor.

Kate rants, "Because you are feeling sorry for yourself or guilty? You know you are responsible for all this. I remember the vigil for Phillip and together prayed for his recovery. If his heart is broken it's your fault. You brought Vivian back into our lives."

Bo grills Vivian down at the cop-shop. Vivian doesn't have much to say. "We can do this all night long," says Bo.

"I assume you mean squandering your time," says Vivian, "The mayor just told me I have the right to remain silent." Bo interrupts the silence for her and runs through a litany of the crimes he suspects her of.

Vivian mocks, "Oh, blah-blah-blah."

"When Hope wakes up," says Bo, "she will corroborate Carly's story, so if I were you, I would pray to whatever god you know that Melanie survives."

"I will pray," says Vivian, "I will."

Lawrence's ghost is in the inquisition chamber with Carly. He applauds, "A standing O. That's what you deserve. One bullet... perfect aim. I couldn't have done better myself."

Sami has nothing left. Rafe says he has to go make calls. Sami follows and tells EJ they will talk soon. She and Rafe leave as EJ remembers talking to Johnny, "You might be hearing some not so good things about your sister soon but they aren't true and that is our little secret."

Rafe sits in the pub. Haggard Sami joins him, "So much for being with family. Grandma is asleep and Will is out with Mia."

Rafe asks, "Do you want to go home?"

"No," says Sami, "I want to stay here. And brood in public." Rafe goes to make the calls. Sami digs out her own phone, "Hey it's me. I was wondering if you could come talk to me at the pub. Something terrible has happened. I ate the chowdah."

EJ arrives at the hideout and tells Sydney he missed her. He congratulates Anna on her role, "The stage is finally set. Now we can have a stable life for you and your brother. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?"

Phillip asks if Victor knew about the connection between Carly and Melanie. Victor completely sidesteps the issue, "Whatever Vivian did she acted alone, but I have grown genuinely fond of Melanie. I am praying for her recovery and for you to have a long and happy life. I really mean that." Hugs. Kate watches.

Bo gets off the phone and tells Vivian she's free to go. Vivian taunts, "Oh, you don't seem too happy about that... Look at the pressed face, furrowed brow, clenched jaw."

Bo warns, "Don't get to comfortable."

"That would be good advice for you, too," says Vivian, "Now that you've let the black widow into your house."

"Hope hasn't moved back in yet," says Bo. Vivian leaves.

Lawrence tells Carly the next time she wants to protect those she loves to turn the gun on herself.

Daniel and Lexie come out and announce they saved Melanie, but things are touch and go. They let Phillip go in to see her.

Victor gets a call, "What? I will. Thanks." He turns and says to anyone who happens to be listening, "It seems Vivian has been released for lack of evidence."

"Lack of evidence," asks Kate, "You're protecting her. She almost ruined Phillip's life. Why would you want to protect her?

Vivian stands alone, "Lawrence, darling. I did this all for you. May you rest in peace."

Bo comes into the interrogation room and uncuffs Carly, "I have to take you down to your cell."

"If Melanie dies," says Carly, "I Hope they give me the death sentence."

"Whatever happens," says Bo, "I will (say it with him) be there for you to remind you what you have done was to protect your daughter. When she recovers things will be very different for her. She will finally know a mother's love."

"Nothing says mother's love like a Glock-9," says Carly.

Melanie vegetates. Phillip puts her ring on, "We didn't get our first dance, but we will because you are too feisty to let them take that away from us." Hand smooch.

Carly prays, "Melanie, please know I love you and have always loved you from the moment you were born until the moment I blew your guts to kingdom come." Bo hugs.

Melanie beeps... Phillip watches.

Lucas arrives at the pub and hugs Sami, "I am so sorry." Rafe stands across the room and makes his call.

"What do we do," says Sami, "How do we tell Allie?"

"We have to find her first," says Lucas, "Then we'll figure something out. I want you to know (say it with him) I'm here for you." Lucas asks who Rafe is calling. Sami dunno.

Rafe barks orders, "Have the river dragged. Do whatever it takes."

Sami falls apart, "I can't stay here. Not with him." Sami bolts. Lucas chases.

Sic transit gloria Lucas.

Anna lectures EJ, "You let everyone think this little girl is dead!" EJ defends himself by bringing up Sami's shenanigans with Grace. Anna asks, "So you're paying Sami back like this? I'm a mother. I know Sami has done hateful things, but to lose another child..."

"You listen," says EJ, "This little girl and her brother are far better off with me than Samantha. I have a new life with them. We're going to disappear. Right now."

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25 Comments:

Blogger azrial1 said...

I have to say how much I look forward every morning for your recaps of the show. I'm online at 0600 refreshing my page until you post and I thank you for what you do. You make me laugh!

I wish this kidnapping was over with. I hope Rafe senses something is just not right with Anna. This just has to blow up in EJ's face, it just has to.

Oh, Bo makes me sick.

4:27 AM  
Blogger connie said...

I love days. But I too am tired of the kidnapping, enough already... EJ needs to be caught He is being a real jerk... I like the actress that plays Melanie but she is awfully young to be playing the role of a "Kiriaks" wife. OMG Enough of Kate, she is too much..

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Ugh my post was deleted. IT was so full of wit and hysterical. Wah!!


Back out in the waiting area, Kate walks in dragging a log with a bump on it. Oh, sorry, that's not a bump on a log, that's Lucas. It's hard to tell the difference. When is the bump on the logs final episode?

While I think bloody clothes in the river is a bridge too far - I am still enjoying the payback to Sami for lying to EJ about his child and thinking she and Rafe can cut EJ out of Sydney's life. Who does she think she is? Like that isn't truly painful?

Enjoying Sami getting served up some hate that she totally deserves at this point.

Tired oh so tired of Saint Hernandez. Maybe it's my reaction to Starfish's acting?

Love more screen time for Victor, and will enjoy seeing how Vivienne extracts herself from this latest scheme. Do we know who Melaine's father is yet? Are we suppose to think it's Bo when it's Daniel?

I want to join Anna, EJ, Johnny, and Sydney on some remote island away from DOOL. Sounds good to me.

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Oh and what's worse than eating glue paste and dried macaroni with paint on it? Suffering through Safe and having to watch it being shoved down our throats. The DOOL writers can't end this pairing soon enough for me.

4:46 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

When is the bump on the logs final episode?

My info says today was his last day. With the DOOL crowd, it's tough to tell though.

I guess if it was his last day today, that means his last scene was chasing Sami out the door. On some level, the Lumi crowd might see that as appropriate.

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Maggie Mae said...

Can Rafe have any more glitter poured on him? UGH! He's like that stuff you can't scrape off the bottom of your shoe.

Hate to see EJ carrying this to such an extreme, but I understand why he's doing it which is more than I can understand Sami's decision to wash her hands of Johnny and hide Grace when all she's ever said was that EJ was a fantastic father.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous sbrLori said...

Every time I read "Melanie beeps" I laughed and spewed.

Great descriptions as always, Prevuze. We're glad you take a bullet for us every day.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AhAhAh The daddy Daniel saves his little girl Melanie ! So heroic..at least it is not Lexie, remember the doc who thinks people are dead when they are alive ! lollllll
So the writing : Ej is uber selfish and rather evil, Sami is clueless and Rafe finds every secrets and above all can not do wrong but he is the weakest actor..good job writers good job really ! Remember when Sami was one of the most clever character on this show..yeah i know a long time ago..
Don't worry guys of course Ej's schemes will bite him in the ass, it is one of the major Soap opera rule : villiains, schemers always lose at the end (ok except for GH but Sonny and Jason are considered like heroes on this show lol) but when it will be his fall i want Sami to kick his ass not the uber lame Rafe Hernandez (please writers you can at least do that) !!!
Ah thanks Ej now Sami will ugly cry and scream even more ! Joy !

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

He turns to Bo, "If you don't arrest Carly, I'll have to get someone who will."

Please do. This is just another example of a law enforcement official being assigned to a case involving a woman that he’s boinking. Can anyone in Salem say “conflict of interest”? Remove Rafe from the Sydnapping debacle and take Bo off the Carly/Vivian altercation before it becomes too stupid for words. Neither Rafe nor Bo can be expected to exhibit any objectivity. Enough already – geez!!!

“That long without oxygen could lead to brain damage."

"In her case," says Daniel, "There is nothing to damage.”

I have to wonder how it’s possible to determine that Melanie suffered brain damage.

Bo escorts Carly into an office where Vlad the Phlebotomist goes to work on her.

…so that’s where he’s working. LOL!!!!!!!!!

Lucas has nothing better to do so he comforts Phillip.

Today is Lucas’ swan song. You would have thought the writer’s could have sent him off with a little more fanfare. A sucker punch or two for old times sake would have been very appropriate.

She screams and flails at Rafe, "I DON'T CARE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE! I JUST WANT MY DAUGHTER BACK!"

News flash to Rafe – you better check the Guy Manual for some alternative options because there will be no romping with Sami tonight.

She and Rafe leave as EJ remembers talking to Johnny, "You might be hearing some not so good things about your sister soon but they aren't true and that is our little secret."

That child is a real chatterbox. It shouldn't take long before he shares the secret with Sami.

"Oh, you don't seem too happy about that... Look at the pressed face, furrowed brow, clenched jaw."

…insipid snarl.

Sic transit gloria Lucas.

Hasta la vista baby!

The picture of Nathan and Stephanie is a hoot and very timely. Today is the day that pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Stephanie should have booked a room in Mesa instead of Alpine Valley!! Thanks for the fabulous recap Prevuze!!!!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

”That long without oxygen could lead to brain damage." "In her case," says Daniel, "There is nothing to damage.”

LOL – my thought exactly, Prevuze.

Lexie gives the DOOL death stare.

Commercial break... Hours pass... The sands of our hourglasses all run out..
.

Once more Prevuze has caught the action perfectly. I can see it now.

Rafe walks back into the rumpus room and says there is no news yet, "Don't worry, they're dragging things out as much as possible."

The FBI must not use the McLab that Salem Hospital uses. Heck, they can get DNA tests done in less time than it takes Sami to throw a tantrum.

Like the mayor of most small towns," says Abe, "I'm a self-serving demagogue who has no clue how the city works and I think I have more power than the President and can do anything I damn well please."

Hmmmm, sounds like Prevuze has some personal knowledge of a mayor like that. LOLOL

As for poor Lucas, perhaps tomorrow's show will reveal he ran out of the pub, slipped on the ice and went back into a coma. Although, given his storylines lately, who would be able to tell.

A couple of other LOL moments: "Nothing says mother's love like a Glock-9," says Carly. And Vlad the Phlebotomist. And the naughty, NAUGHTY censored link. I don't know how you keep coming up with this stuff you guys, but it's priceless.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous I Challenge You To A DOOL said...

I have to say, Lawrence's ghost cracks me up! I hope they find a way to bring him back to life -- between him, Vivian and Victor, the show has some wit! They're the spoonful of sugar helping the DOOL medicince go down.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

A censored link! My day is complete. :D

But what will keep me chuckling all day was this: "Now that you've let the black widow into your house." "Hope hasn't moved back in yet," says Bo. Gee, Hope was back on the job for what, half a day before she bungled the job? Now she can apply for workman's comp and be out recouperating for months.

"What do we do," says Sami, "How do we tell Allie?""We have to find her first" HA BTW, tell her what? She was home with Sydney for again, half a day? I doubt she'd even know who Sami was talking about. Get real, writers!

Since I don't see the character of EJ leaving any time soon I wonder how he'll get out of this one. They surely won't have him escape unscathed when the truth comes out but this is Daze, who knows.

Thanks for the great Prevuze and pictures. Happy hump day all! :D

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or are people looking at what EJ's doing as an equivalent to what Sami did?

Maybe I'm crazy, but I might have tried to hide a child from a family responsible for drug rings, murder, and general misery that never seems to be punished by law. . .

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget rapist. Any "real" person would never trust her rapist.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sami is also a rapist and try to murder him after he "raped" her so..
just to say it ! lol
They are just crazy soap characters who do crazy things !

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If (thats a big if) this were the real world.Sami would have gone to jail a long time ago for raping Austin, kidnapping Will to keep him away from Lucus and Kate,lieing about lucus in a court of law saying that he had hit Will,kidnapping Belle because she was just nuts. I mean she of all people should be sympathic to E.J.s cause. Since she has done it before.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

If it where the real world, it would have ended decades ago. I sure there were insidious scandals even before Hope became shrill harpy and before Bo became a dope.

Also, it was rape, then it "was what it was". Whatever the heck that meant.

I am also sick of the sydnapping, mainly because I am sick of Rafe strutting around like a jackass. Even more smug than Ej. Bleh.

Re; Melanie stuff. Since this is Salem, the only way Carly can go to jail is if Melanie presses charges on her. Victor should know this.

~Ej's plan is so stupid, I don't even know what to say.

"You listen," says EJ, "This little girl and her brother are far better off with me than Samantha. I have a new life with them. We're going to disappear. Right now."
That little spat he with Sami is his cover??

Soooooooo stupid.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

I sure there were insidious scandals even before Hope became shrill harpy and before Bo became a dope.

You learn something new every day. I was never aware before this that the dinosaurs had any scandals at all.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Berg said...

When is the bump on the logs final episode?

My info says today was his last day. With the DOOL crowd, it's tough to tell though.

I guess if it was his last day today, that means his last scene was chasing Sami out the door. On some level, the Lumi crowd might see that as appropriate.
Is there no explaining his disappearance to the audiance or have the writers correctly assumed there is no one left to care?

As for Sami keeping her child from a murdering, stealing, lying family - isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? Anything ANY pairing is better than Rafe - Starfish - boringer than watching paste dry on paper - Hernandez. I would rather have my eyeballs waxed.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Isn't Hope's dad married to her sister or something like that?

I am too lazy to check Wikipedia.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Anything ANY pairing is better than Rafe - Starfish - boringer than watching paste dry on paper - Hernandez. I would rather have my eyeballs waxed.

Waxing eyeballs?!!! Ouch!!! That has got to be painful! My goodness Berg - you really know how to paint a picture with words.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Isn't Hope's dad married to her sister or something like that?

Correctamundo. Julie and Hope are half sisters. They are both the daughters of Addie Horton, but Hope's father is Doug Williams while Julie's father is Ben Olson. Doug is therefore the first in a long line of Salem men who have had a mother-daughter relationship, but not the kind they speak of in Family Circle Magazine.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Bill raped Laura and now they are happily ever after in Africa ! Oh soap, beautiful world where everything is possible !! lol

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Berg said...

Waxing eyeballs?!!! Ouch!!! That has got to be painful! My goodness Berg - you really know how to paint a picture with words. Desperate times call for desperate measures Leslie.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go EJ!!!! Sami is a hypocritical witch and she deserves all of this and more. Instead of EJ, Johnny and Sydney having to leave Salem to get away from the cow, I wish Scami would just die. Have her tick off Viv and Kate and they can poison her! Muwhaaaa!

1:41 PM  

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