Wednesday, March 17, 2010

24

Vivian arrives at the Kiriakis mansion and compliments Henderson. She hands him a bottle of champagne, "Don't drop this bottle — it's worth more than your retirement annuity." Henderson leaves as Victor comes in and asks who died. "Why do you ask that," asks Vivian.

"Because you came in with booze, a new haircut, touching Henderson inappropriately... I've got it! You have Carly in the trunk of your car!"

Vivian gushes, "No need for that... Carly Manning's life has already gone up in flames."

"Right," says Victor, "Because she came back to Salem and it's full of flaming idiots."

Kate walks outside the pub talking on the phone with Stefano, "EJ is getting impossible to deal with. Did you have any time with the baby? We'll just keep trying." She hangs up, looks in the pub and goes inside where Phillip is playing with his phone. They chitchat about Melanie. Kate asks where she is.

Chloe finds Daniel at the hospital. He tells her Melanie has been released and says she went to the courthouse to clear her mother.

"Why would she do that," asks Chloe.

"I asked her to."

Back at the courthouse, Carly tries to get close to Melanie, but Melanie doesn't want Carly to touch her.

"I'm a toucher," says Carly.

"Wow," says Melanie, "What a pair of parents... a toucher and a groper. I kept you from prison because it was the right thing to do. I don't want anything to do with you."

Anna advises Nicole to move on. Nicole mocks her and threatens to call people. Anna doesn't admit anything but asks what Nicole wants. "Just a small little thing," says Nicky the con, "I want you to get me out of here."

Carly wants to be Melanie's mommy. Melanie don' wan' no stinkin' mommy, "Stay out of my life."

"I can't."

"You were great at it for years." A referee penalizes Melanie for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Anna can't believe it, "You want me to bust you out of this joint?"

Justin calls Phillip and tells him about Carly getting off. Phillip hustles out to find out why. Kate mumbles, "Not everyone is going to be as happy as Carly about this." She makes a call, "It's me. I need you to track down Vivian. I have wonderful news for her."

Vivian walks into the den and sees it's set up for a party. Victor says he's throwing a fundraiser for the Governor. Vivian gushes about how great it will be and goes through everything she has to do before the party. Victor growls, "What makes you think you're invited?"

Chloe wonders why Daniel asked Melanie to help Carly. Daniel wonders if Chloe is upset because he has a kid and she can't give him one. Chloe insists she's handling it. Daniel says he knows otherwise and says he hopes she's talking to Dr. Gilbert, her shrink. Chloe claims she's feeling better. Daniel says he is glad the secrets in their relationship are over.

Carly asks if Phillip knows what Melanie did. Melanie says no and Carly figures that means Victor doesn't know either. She says she's grateful for what Melanie, did, but thinks it will make some people unhappy and it could wind up hurting Melanie.

"Don't make me out like Joan of Arc," says Melanie, "This was my way of cutting ties with you, just like you did when you gave me away. I grew up with a psycho because of you."

Carly whines, "I want so much to be in your life."

Melanie whines back, "You can't. I came here because my dad asked me to. My father. The one you kept from me. I did this for him."

Anna can't believe Nicole's request, "What do you think this is, a movie. Babes in the big house?"

"They show that a lot here," says Nicole, "It's very popular. But I don't want you to bust me out of here. I want out legally."

Anna asks, "What am I, a lawyer?"

"No," says Nicole, "But you do carry a lot of clout, right?"

"Yes," says Anna, "But I've been on a diet."

Carly doesn't want a misty-eyed momma. She gets misty-eyed herself and says Daniel said he would have loved to be her dad for her whole life. Carly says she's glad the two of them are getting closer but Melanie cuts her off. Carly says she wants a chance to make things up. Melanie blows her stack as Phillip walks in. He gives Carly a dirty look as he escorts Melanie out.

Victor tells Vivian she isn't on the guest list. Vivian thinks there was an oversight, "If I were living here, I would have known about this."

"Your nosiness is one of the reasons you're not," says Victor, "That and the fact that you tried to bump off my daughter-in-law. I really hate it that Victor steals so many of my snarky remarks. Victor says he hopes Phillip and Melanie will move in but knows they won't as long as Vivian is there. Vivian insists she's going to the party. She leaves saying she has to find just the right dress to wear.

Nicole says she read in the paper the gov is visiting Salem, "You know, Governor Ford, your old boyfriend."

"He wasn't really my boyfriend," says Nicole, "I haven't seen Jim in ages."

"Well," says Nicole, "This is an opportunity for you and Jim to catch up."

Anna asks, "What do you get out of this?"

"A pardon."

Anna gasps, "He liked me, but not that much! Besides, he's married."

"He's a politician," says Nicole, "Dry those tears and start working that mojo or you'll wind up in the cell next to mine."

Carly walks by Phillip and Melanie on her way out. Melanie has reached the Sami-Brady-level of hysteria. Phillip wonders why Melanie didn't tell him what she was going to do.

"You would have tried to stop me," blubbers Melanie.

"Well look how happy it made you," says Phillip. He tells her Justin called and told him. Melanie hugs and says she's glad he's there. He says she shouldn't have gone through this, "I wish I would have taken the bullet for you."

"No," cries Melanie, "You don't have any places left to destroy."

Phillip vows, "I am never going to let anyone hurt you again." Translation: Except me. They head for home.

Vivian is at the Java Café. She calls and makes an appointment for a manicure as Kate walks up. Kate assumes Vivian is getting ready for the Governor's party and they trade a few wisecracks. Vivian expresses her joy over Carly's misfortune.

Kate savors the moment, "You haven't heard, have you? She's free. They dropped charges."

Vivian practically has a stroke, "That's not possible!"

Daniel moves in and gropes and tells Chloe how great she's been. A call interrupts. Daniel looks at his phone, says it's not important and says he wants to keep talking. Chloe tells him to go save the world. Dan leaves as Carly comes in. Chloe asks her to talk. Carly says she can't because she has an appointment. "It has to wait," says Chloe, "We have to straighten some things out.

Anna refuses to help, "You don't have a single thing on me." Nicole threatens to talk to EJ and Anna immediately changes her tune.

"What do you know," gloats Nicole, "I think I finally hit pay dirt.

Phil guides Melanie up to Maggie's back door, "Keep your eyes closed."

"I've had my eyes closed all the way over here," says Melanie, "I'm getting dizzy."

"Your dizziness has nothing to do with the fact your eyes are closed," says Phillip.

Melanie asks, "Is this the place you put the bid on?"

"I put that on hold," says Phillip, "Sub-prime mortgages are hard to come by these days. I think you will like this place. Open your eyes."

Melanie opens her eyes and sees they're at Maggie's' house. Hey, What's a 60-room mansion when you can have a run-of-the-mill crackerbox? Phillip says, "I thought you were happy here and this could be our new home together." He carries her across the threshold.

Chloe says she thinks Carly has put Daniel through enough. Carly says she's at the hospital to see about being reinstated on staff. Chloe isn't sure that's a good idea. She thinks Daniel needs time and doesn't need to deal with anything else. Daniel waltzes up and says he will take care of things himself. He suggests Chloe meet him at the Java Café. Chloe snorts, "Fine." She turns on her heel and leaves.

"That," says Daniel, "was the special Chloe 'fine' with the unspoken phrase, 'you big jerk.'" Carly thanks him for convincing Melanie to speak in her favor. "I did this for Melanie," says Daddy Dan, "not you."

Anna protests and says she figures EJ would hang up on Nicole. Nicole insists EJ would stay on the line if she said she knew the person who took Sydney. Anna thinks EJ wouldn't believe her.

"Well, there is always Stefano," threatens Nicole, "He hates you and loves to torment you. If I call the cops they'll make you my bitch. If I go to Sami and Rafe — same result. Stefano doesn't have people arrested, so I prefer the option of you working your magic on the Governor. You have 24 hours. Otherwise let the games begin."

Anna gets up to leave. As she opens the door, Nicole reminds her, "24, Anna... 24."

Phillip and Melanie stand in the kitchen and talk about Maggie's Myasthenia Gravis. Phillip says they are there to help Maggie out and Melanie thanks him. She wonders how Maggie agreed to this. "Daniel and I are the only ones who know about her condition," says Phillip, "so I talked her into letting us help her and also keep it quiet." They kiss as Maggie walks in.

"Maggie averts her eyes, "I'm going to have to learn to knock." Phillip goes off to make calls. His excitement about being with his new bride is just boundless.

Melanie squeees, "That's my husband!"

"And I know you love him very much," says Maggie, "So why are you moving in here to take care of me?"

"You took care of me when I was at my most obnoxious," says Melanie.

"I didn't realize I had taken that much care of you," says Maggie.

Carly says the only way she'll have a connection with Melanie is through Daniel. Daniel says he's had enough of secrets, "I will protect my daughter. I'm sorry but I can't help you."

Vivian is livid. Kate drops the other bomb and tells Vivian Melanie is the one who exonerated Carly. Vivian stands stunned. Kate meows, "I really hate to burst your bubble. But I tell you what... I'll call Helga and take your manicure appointment because I really need to keep my nails... well, I need them for emergencies."

Anna walks outside and makes a call, "I'm an old friend of Governor Ford and I wanted to leave him a message... Anna DiMera... What do you mean I'm not on the list? You can't take a message? A fund raiser? I'd like to know everything about that."

Chloe and Phillip meet at the Java Café and exchange pleasantries, "I'm good," says Chloe.

"Good," asks Phillip, "As in... kind of a mess?" Chloe tells him she hasn't told Daniel about not seeing the therapist, "The longer this goes on the worse it will be when he finds out the truth."

Daniel walks out of a shop with a big bouquet of flowers.

Maggie tells Melanie she has her good days and her bad days, "You're here, so it's a bad day. How are you feeling?"

"I have my good days and my bad days. Today was a little bit of both. The good news was finding out I was going to live with you. The bad news is a scene I had with Carly." Maggie tries to convince her to try some mommybondification. Melanie insists she needs Maggie.

Kate meets Carly at the pier. While waiting to watch them turn the Salem River green for St. Patrick's day,* Kate congratulates her on her freedom. Carly says Daniel isn't happy with her. Kate says Daniel isn't happy with her either and they have a mutual enemy in Vivian. Kate tells Carly Vivian knows she got off and she needs to watch her back.

*Oops. Too late. The Salem River is always green.

Nicole makes a racket in her cell, "LOIS! LOIS!" McTavish walks up. Nicole asks, "What time is it?"

McTavish is irritated, "It's twelve minutes later that the last time you asked."

"Good," says Nicole, "I only have 22 hours and 16 minutes left in here."

McTavish rolls her eyes, "Whatever you say." She walks off.

Nicole says, "Come on, Anna, you'd better come through for me."

Anna is at the Kiriakis door practicing her speech to Victor. She looks to the heavens, "God, help me."

"Sorry," says God, "You know the Governor a lot better than you know me."

Anna continues to fret, "I'm on my own. What is wrong with me? Why do I do these things? You don't have a choice or you'll wind up in the joint with the roommate from hell."

Victor answers the door, "Well, Little Orphan Annie DiMera. What a surprise. And I distinctly remember telling Henderson to take the trash all the way to the curb."

Daniel walks into the Java Café. Chloe picks up a megaphone and announces, "I won't tell Daniel I'm not seeing the shrink and and will keep pretending. I don't know what else to do."

Phillip says, "Daniel is my father-in-law and I don't want in the middle."

Daniel goes back out and comes back in. Phillip passes him on the way in and tells him they are living with Maggie.

Daniel walks up to Chloe and hands her the flowers. Chloe senses something is amiss, "What's wrong."

Daniel growls, "Why have you been lying to me?"

Maggie tells Melanie she can't ignore her mother, "Carly is part of your life, like it or not."

"I'm gonna go with not," pouts Melanie, "Carly can fall off the face of the earth for all I care."

Carly calls Bo. She tells him Melanie still wants nothing to do with her, "Yeah, tomorrow is another day. Another day, another cliché." She hangs up.

Vivian walks up to her, "You didn't live up to your part of the deal. What am I supposed to do about that?"

Hey, happy St. Pat's, everyone. To help celebrate, here's an old Irish toast: "May ye have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head. May ye be out of Salem before the devil knows you’re dead."

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Berg said...

Victor answers the door, "Well, Little Orphan Annie DiMera. What a surprise. And I distinctly remember telling Henderson to take the trash all the way to the curb." Once again Victor has the best line and steals the show. Maybe it's the luck O' the Irish? Poor Shaun Brady may he RIP.

I am really not sure what is going on with the whole Carly story now that she won't be in prison.

I guess today's show was okay. A bit too Melanie laden for me.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know they want Nicole out of jail (and i am totally ok with that) but it is so contrived, they write Anna as a dimwit, come on why did she go see Nicole whereas she was finally out of this Salem mess ?!! Too contrived, dumb plot for my taste and she admited so easily her involvement in the Sydnapping..come on it is ridiculous..oh well little rant of the day ! lol

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

“Carly Manning's life has already gone up in flames."

"Right," says Victor, "Because she came back to Salem and it's full of flaming idiots."

So true, so true!!!

"I'm a toucher," says Carly.

"Wow," says Melanie, "What a pair of parents... a toucher and a groper.”

…and Daddy’s mantra is – reach out and grope someone, and hopefully that someone has big boobs.

Daniel wonders if Chloe is upset because he has a kid and she can't give him one.

It would seem that Dr. McSmarmy lacks a fair amount of sensitivity.

“I grew up with a psycho because of you."

I wonder if Melanie would have preferred psycho Lawrence to psycho Trent.

I really hate it that Victor steals so many of my snarky remarks.

It’s not Prevuze writing Victor’s dialogue?!!!!!!! There are times it really appears as if TPTB made a brilliant move by employing Prevuze to put words into Victor’s mouth. By far, Victor is the most entertaining character on the soap.

Anna protests and says she figures EJ would hang up on Nicole.

You think? The stupidity of the whole Anna-Nicole mess is epic.

Daniel growls, "Why have you been lying to me?"

Recycled dialogue and recycled plot device pilfered directly from one of Rafe’s equally exciting Sami harangues. Chloe should hold off seeing the shrink until Daniel agrees to join Tiger in sex addiction rehab.

Top o’ the morning to ya Prevuze!!! Glad to see the blog is wearing o’ the green!! Let’s all forget about watching Daze, and all go raise a pint or two or three at the Brady Pub!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the faithful Prevuzites!!!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

I wonder if Melanie would have preferred psycho Lawrence to psycho Trent.

What I wish, Leslie, is the next time Melanie throws out that whiney, “What would my life be like if Carly hadn’t given me away?” someone would just say, “You wouldn’t have to worry about it, because Lawrence would have killed you.”

….touching Henderson inappropriately

Ahhhh, Victor’s back. Almost spit out my mouthful of coffee at that one. (It wasn’t italicized, so I was caught off-guard.) If nothing else in this episode is worth watching at least he is on the scene, spreading the snark.

Melanie has reached the Sami-Brady-level of hysteria.

OMG, that can be lethal. On the other hand, Melanie has been working her way up to that level daily for the past few weeks so I guess she can handle it. Question is, how much longer can WE handle it?

Even Kate has her moments this episode. As long as I avoid Melasqueee’s scenes it might be watchable.

Thanks, Bulldog. I always wondered where the snakes left when they were driven out of Ireland. And THANK YOU, Prevuze, for the "stimulating" St. Patty's Day kickoff.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole thing about Philip and Melanie moving in with Maggie is so impossibly bizarre. First Victor says, "I hope they move in here," as if there was no plan whatsoever for where they would live after they got married. As if people just walk around with a change of clothes in a backpack and just wing it as far as where they're going to spend the night. And since Philip is a rich guy, you'd think he'd already have his own house, and especially if he was getting married, he'd buy his own house.

And why is Maggie's sickness a big shameful secret?

6:35 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

I liked Melanie before this Carly issue. I really wish someone would point out to her in no uncertain terms how dangerous Lawrence was. While her life wasn't sunshine and ponies, at least she's alive.

Chloe wonders why Daniel asked Melanie to help Carly.
Jeez, everyone is so cynical, anytime someone does something moral somebody has to question why they did it.

"You can't. I came here because my dad asked me to. My father. The one you kept from me. I did this for him."
Never mind that Trent fed you, clothed you, educated you, raised you to be 'socially aware', sent you around the world and kept your many teeth in well shape.

"Well look how happy it made you," says Phillip.
Because being happy is what you should base all your moral decisions on.

You know, I'm just going skip the whole millionaire moves in with Maggie debacle.

She thinks Daniel needs time and doesn't need to deal with anything else.
As much as I may regret saying this but... the people shouldn't be deprived a doctor because Daniel may feel bad.

"I did this for Melanie," says Daddy Dan, "not you."
Whatever that means.

~I don't care how silly the Anna-Nicole story is, I just want Nicole out of prison.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is some one going to let E.J know he does'nt have any kids. Damn.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

and kept your many teeth in well shape. LOL, Klaus! I always enjoy your comments so much. HAHAHAHA

Phillip goes off to make calls. His excitement about being with his new bride is just boundless. And it's only downhill from here, Phil.

Maggie tells Melanie she has her good days and her bad days, "You're here, so it's a bad day." And with them living there it's downhill from here, Maggs.

And I agree about why is her disease such a big secret? Suzanne Rogers agreed to the storyline because she has the same disease in real life and "wants to bring awareness to it." So a good example of dealing with it and bring awareness is, as you said Anonymous, is hiding it like she's got leprosy?

My 'HUH?' moment today - Nicole makes a racket in her cell, "LOIS! LOIS! McTavish walks up. I don't really know anything about prison protocol but I'd bet inmates can kill each other in the cells or holler all they want and the guards don't go over to accommodate them all the time.

Loved the Irish look of Prevuze and LOL over Anna's "stimulous package". Begorrah! And thanks, Prevuze!

8:33 AM  
Anonymous chaya said...

I am so disappointed that they will let Nicole out of prison. I'd love to see Anna as her bitch - was that *really* in the dialog? HBO's Oz comes to Salem?

If they could have a show with just Victor & Vivian & Nicole & a few others, I'd start watching again.

Oh but wait, I'm not a 24 year old boy - nobody cares what I watch. Good thing - going to ride out to the desert to see the wild flowers instead. At least they can't talk in cliches.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anom Ej has two kids so no need to let him know he doesn't have any kids since HE HAS TWO KIDS !! HAha !

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Scolly said...

Prevuze - Just curious. How did you decide the title of this episode would be '24' instead of 'Babes in the Big House'? HA

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much shocks me anymore. But I'm FLOORED that no one has made a crack about "24" and Jack Bauer. ROFL

'Course, as Prevuze Previews pointed out this morning, not even Jack could keep this lead balloon of a soap opera from sinking in the morass of bad writing.

(But I'd rather watch him try than listen to one more, ear piercing, screetch from Melanie.)

KOTU

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Lemon Yellow said...

EJ has two kids much to Rafe's chagrin.

I hope Melanie keeps Carly, far, far away, makes her so miserable Carly decides to leave town forever.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Lemon Yellow said...

EJ has two kids much to Rafe's chagrin.

I hope Melanie keeps Carly, far, far away, makes her so miserable Carly decides to leave town forever.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Prevuze - Just curious. How did you decide the title of this episode would be '24' instead of 'Babes in the Big House'? HA

Not sure how, but you definitely got that one right — Those were the two candidates.

12:32 PM  

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