Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Greed-Stupidity Cocktail

Bo and Carly stand on the dock sucking on each other like the bottom feeders down there cleaning the bed of the Salem river. Bo comes up for air, "I'll always (say it with him) be here for you."

"I love you so much," says Carly.

Vivian watches and smirks, "Do you drug them, Carly... hypnotize them? How else can you explain the endless supply of intelligent men that fall for a woman like you?"

Carly asks, "Do you want me to explain the why the intelligent men fall for me or why Bo fell for me?"

Hope sits in her office at the cop-shop and pretends to work. She flashes back to an argument with Bo as Justin comes in. Hope looks up at him, "This isn't a good time."

"This can't wait," says Justin, "You played God with my life."

"Who was playing," asks Hope.

Abe is with Sami in her apartment to assure her Nicole can't get anywhere near Sydney and tell her the apartment is being watched.

Here's a real news bulletin. Sami Brady is out of control. She spews. She rants. She erupts, "All I want is five minutes alone with the governor and a a penknife." We'll leave it up to your imagination to figure out what she would do with the penknife, but you probably won't have to think about it too much. I mean, let's face it, you're not going to carve out a guy's bowels with a penknife, so the only thing left would be... never mind. Sami screams, "Did he commit political suicide or what? What made him do it, or who?"

Victor and Rafe are together at the Kiriakis mansion. Victor tells Rafe Anna spent a lot of time alone with the Governor at the fundraiser.

Governor Ford is with EJ in the rumpus room. They sit at the chessboard and EJ rants. The Governor insists Anna gave him no choice and he had to pardon Nicole. EJ threatens, "I'm going to find out what Anna used to blackmail you and make sure a copy of it goes into every newspaper in this state, "When people cross us, they pay."

"Don't threaten me."

"It's not a threat," promises EJ, "So tell me every single word Anna said to you."

Meanwhile, down in Santo Domingo, the Justice of the Peace runs out to get the marriage license and bumps into Nicole, "Ahhh... you must be the beautiful bride!"

Paca the flash-in-the-pan extra helps Arianna dress. She starts to put the pearls on Arianna and we pull the old DOOL stunt of the string of pearls coming apart and the pearls rolling all over the room. The writers are so creative. They just pulled that one with Maggie and it worked so well they just had to drag it out again. This, of course, sends Paca into a voodoo, black magic hissy fit, "Something terrible is happening, madame."

Nicole asks the JP, "Did you say Brady's bride?"

The JP removes his foot from his mouth, "You are not Arianna?"

"No."

"I am so sorry," says the JP, "Brady said there would be no friends or relatives, so I thought you had to be the bride. The wedding is this afternoon." He excuses himself to go get the license.

"I got here just in time," says Nicole.

Paca asks if the pearls were a gift from her fiancée. Arianna says they were. Paca blithers, "That makes it even worse. That means this union will not stand!"

Nicole gives herself a pep talk, " Do the right thing. It's over." Brady walks by, stops and stands like a statue as he sees her. Whatever statue he's supposed to be, we know it isn't 'The Thinker.'

Justin is peeved at Hope for bringing Adrienne to Salem. Hope claims she didn't mean to upset things. Justin says he thinks she did that to convince herself that she and Bo have a chance, "You have to move on."

Hope holds up her left hand to show him she's not wearing a ring, "I already have."

Justin asks, "Are you sure?" He apparently hasn't read the 'Quit While You're Ahead' section of the Guy Manual.

Vivian asks "Do you bring all your studs down here?" She turns to Bo, "Yesterday Carly was here with the doctor who knocked her up."

Bo orders Vivian to stop harassing Carly, "Stop now and live, or I will end your life before you end hers."

Victor tells Rafe he thinks Anna got the pardon to get back at EJ for Tony's death. Rafe wonders what deep dark secret Anna knew about Governor Jim that would enable her to blackmail him. "Governor Ford has all the restraint of a drunken frat boy," says Victor, "I'm sure she had the goods on him."

Governor Ford tells EJ Anna never mentioned him, "I suppose this means a political donation is out of the question."

"You are nothing but a corrupt parasite."

"Who else goes into politics," asks the Governor. He leaves. Say what you will about the DOOL writers, they certainly learned their civics lessons.

EJ calls Anna and asks where she is. Anna sits on her plane and chirps, "Somewhere where you can't find me."

"It really is you," asks Brady, "I can't help you."

"It's OK," says Nicole, "I got a pardon."

"How did you know I was here?"

"I didn't know until I got here," says Nicole, "I came to see you. Talk to you."

"You shoulda called."

Nicole says she knows she told him she couldn't deal with him when she was in prison but now she's free, "Everything has changed, Brady. Everything."

Sami continues her breakdown, "I thought Nicole didn't have a friend in the world except Brady and... Tweedledum."

Abe says he doesn't think either Brady or Chloe (a.k.a Tweedledum) could get the Governor to do something like this, "It would take someone with clout."

"Right," says Sami, "And everyone with clout hates her more than we do. It doesn't make sense."

"It's DOOL," says Abe, "Get used to it." He says he's sure Rafe is working on it, "You can ask him about it." The earth shifts on its axis as Sami's mood swings from pyroclastic to the depths of depression. She tells Abe she and Rafe are on a break. Abe tries to be upbeat, "It could be just a rough patch."

Rafe asks if Victor knows of any connection between Anna and Nicole. "They both married into the DiMera family," says Victor, "So there is a kind of a greed-stupidity cocktail at work there." Rafe thinks he's looking at things the wrong way. He starts to go and Victor says, "Well, maybe a little fresh air will clear your head." Fresh air is all Rafe has in his head in the first place.

Arianna is in her room with the hotel manager and Paca complaining about the little vodoo-wonk the manager sent to help her. Paca defends herself as she walks out, "The pearls never lie." The manager leaves also. Arianna flashes back to an argument about Nicole and then tries to reassure herself, "Everything will be just fine. I don't need pearls to get married."

Brady calls the prison to make sure Nicole isn't lying. He congratulates her. "I've lied to you for the last time," says Nicole.

"You just told me you were here on business," says Brady.

"I'm free," says Nicole, "From prison, from EJ, from wanting what's bad and wanting what's right. Like you." Brady reminds her he's there to get married.

Bo tells Vivian he really means what he said. "You'd give up everything," asks Vivian, "You really love her."

"How perceptive," snorts Bo.

"It's not fair," drones Vivian.

Justin says he's really worried about Hope. Instead, he should start worrying about what she's going to do to him. Hope lectures him for his interference. He says he knows she made it clear nothing can happen between them, but that hasn't changed how he feels. He takes the microphone to the cop-shop intercom, presses the button and broadcasts, "I'm in love with you, Hope. I guess that's my problem, isn't it?"

As the echo from the broadcast reverberates through the halls of the SPD, Adrienne walks in, "You're in love with Hope?"

Anna tells EJ he'll never find her. EJ says he just wants to get rid of her, "So, I'm assuming Nicole remembered you. That's why you pulled that stupid stunt with the Governor."

Anna flashes back to scenes with Nicole, "What do you think I was doing? Working on my amnesty international merit badge?" EJ wants to know if she implicated him. "Here's the deal," says Anna, "I covered for you. If you decide to go DiMera on me... hello... hello?" She hangs up, "That went well."

EJ walks out of the rumpus room. The loudspeaker announces, "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building."

Nicole accuses, "You're marrying a drug dealer."

"We're in love," insists Brady, "She's not a dealer."

"I don't want you to get hurt," says Nicole.

Brady thrusts the knife into her gut and twists it a few times, "No one has ever hurt me the way you did."

"I know," says Nicole, "And I hate that. Before I go just let me say... I want you to be very happy." She kisses him.

Oh, this is just a day full of coincidences. Arianna walks in, "What the hell are you doing?"

EJ arrives at Sami's place, commonly known as ground zero. He says, "I think Anna blackmailed the governor."

"Why would Anna want Nicole to go free," asks Sami. Rafe joins the party, "Nicole made Anna blackmail the governor. I think Nicole got her memory back and remembered Anna kidnapped Sydney."

Adrienne asks for a minute alone with Hope for some 'girl talk.' Translation: If mud wrestling is one of your favorite sports, stay tuned. Justin protests, "I'm sorry you had to hear it like this."

"It was quick and to the point," says Adrienne, "Just go." Justin leaves.

The fun begins. Adrienne makes the first move, "Bo dumped you and you went for my husband?"

Vivian can't believe Carly killed Lawrence and now she's having the happy ending, "I want justice so bad I could choke on it."

"Then choke," says Bo, "No one would care. Leave Carly alone or you'll be joining Lawrence in hell sooner than you think."

Sami's mood swings back to anger, one of her favorites, "Anna took Sydney? That wacko took Sydney and Nicole wants her to go free? Find her and make her pay."

Rafe says, "When I visited her at the prison, I think Nicole was going to tell me but she got the pardon and clammed up mid sentence."

EJ says he wants Anna brought to trial. Rafe wants to know why Anna would do something like this. EJ insists it was the money. He wants to question Nicole.

It's Arianna's turn to go off the deep end. She unleashes on Nicole, "Sorry to spoil your fun but you need to go back to prison. You should have gone to Brazil instead of Santo Domingo. Brazil doesn't have extradition."

Brady explains Nicole was pardoned. Nicole says she didn't know they were getting married. She says she was kissing Brady goodbye and starts to leave. Arianna ain' through by a longshot, "You're not getting away that easy."

Bo continues to threaten. Vivian reconsiders, "Maybe it's right to stop living in the past and let things go." Carly wants to know if she's trying to convince them she's letting bygones be bygones.

"I won't say au revoir," chirps Vivian, "just goodbye." Vivian leaves.

"She's lying," says Carly. Bo is done talking. His mind has two gears... Neutral and let's-have-sex. He drags her off.

Hope tells Adrienne Justin was reeling from losing her, "He was crushed." Adrienne says she doesn't care what Justin was feeling.

Sami wonders if Nicole and Anna are in it together. Rafe gets a call and leaves. Sami says she can't believe it was Anna. EJ can't believe he was this stupid, "It's my fault. She blames me for Tony's death. She isn't rational."

Sami wonders, "How did she know where Nicole was? How did she know she was in Cleveland?"

EJ beats himself up, "I should have known when she came back. She has to be laughing at us." Sami thinks there is more to this. EJ says he takes full responsibility, "I'll understand if you're never able to forgive me."

Arianna rants. She thinks Nicole is there to break up the wedding, "You came here to get me to overplay my hand. So what do you do? You walk away hoping I will overreact."

Nicole rolls her eyes, "Well, I think that's already happened."

Arianna moves into a dimension where nothing makes sense but people just toss words out, "You wanted to leave and then all we would think of was you when we were getting married. If you don't want to marry me Brady... it's OK. I don't want to get married. I'm fine with that."

Hope thinks Adrienne came because she still has feelings for Justin. Adrienne says she thinks Hope's heart might be in the right place, "You're not really talking about Justin and me. When you say that, you're really thinking of you and Bo."

Well, Hope may be thinking of Bo, but Bo isn't thinking of her. At the moment, he's having a heapin' helpin o' Carly. Carly stops him. Beauregardus interruptus, "Bo, would you really kill Vivian?"

Bo chokes, "Uh... um... this is the time of day when we don't talk."

Carly presses. Bo gets the idea the train has to leave this station before it will move on down the tracks, so he cooperates, "The important thing is what she thinks. She'll go to Victor and he'll tell her I'm serious."

"So it's over," says Carly.

"So is this discussion," says Bo, "We have better things to do."

Vivian is with Victor. She says she's changed her mind, "I'm not going to kill Carly. I'll marry you instead."

Victor is overjoyed, "Oh boy."

"I want our relationship to be based on trust," says Vivian, "I won't harm Carly."

Victor asks, "Moving on to psychological warfare are we?"

Sami takes the bait and tells EJ not to blame himself. Rafe comes back and says he has news.

Brady begs Arianna, "Don't do this. I love you and want to marry you."

"You also love Nicole," says Arianna.

Nicole puts in her two cents worth. She tells Arianna, "I think the only person with doubts is you."

Bonnie... uh, I mean Adrienne says, "The fact is, Bo is with Carly and to save yourself, you have to move on." Adrienne leaves. Hope stares.

Bo and Carly romp, "I love you, princess."

"I love you, too," says Bo.

Vivian says Bo and Carly are together but not for long. "I can live with that," says Victor.

Rafe comes back after his magic phone call and announces Nicole is in Santo Domingo. "What," asks Sami, "Why would she go there?"

Brady turns to Nicole, "All right... this would be where you zip it." He turns and begs Arianna, "Don't do this."

"She's free," says Arianna, "That changes everything."

"Only if you let it," says Brady, "I know what I want, so the ball is in your court. Do you want to marry me or not?" We pan to a closeup of Arianna. Then to a closeup of Nicole. Then to a closeup of all of us sitting on the edge of our seats.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Berg said...

Will he or won't he???? Oh the drama of Brady Black - who will he choose????

Again Victor with another great line!! "So there is a kind of a greed-stupidity cocktail at work there."

I am still trying to figure out how Nicole can afford to fly off to anotehr country when I am struggling to find a good price on airline tickets to Huntsville. And for the record, I didn't just get pardoned out of prison.

Oh EJ. Poor stupid, pointless plot, EJ. Anyone can see this runaway train storyline from a mile away. Just as Sami starts to get close to you and all the EJAMIs cheer, she will find out you kidnapped Sydney. The sound of breaking hearts will be heard around the world. Even though, Sami has done just as bad, it won't matter. It never ever does.

Hope/Justin/Adrienne/Bo/Carly I just can't seem to make myself care.

Happy Hump Day.

4:01 AM  
Blogger azrial1 said...

Wow, I can see I'm going to be fastforwarding all the Bo and Carly scenes. It is just nauseating for me to watch, so I don't. Stupid stupid Bo. Go away Carly, no one in Salem likes you but Bo (gag.)

You are so right Berg, Sami will start to fall for EJ and then, surprise! she finds out EJ was behind the kidnapping. So predictable, IMO.

Hope/Justin/Adrienne .... don't care.

LOVE Victor's scenes, he's the best these days!

Thanks!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

thanks bulldog, great pics this morning.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous mike said...

Hey Bulldog-

You had to leave out Sydney, Alice, and Maxine?? lol

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

“How else can you explain the endless supply of intelligent men that fall for a woman like you?"

Excuse me?! The words “Bo” and “intelligent” are polar opposites.

"Did he commit political suicide or what? What made him do it, or who?"

If Clinton could justify pardoning Marc Rich, explaining away Nicole’s release from the slammer ought to be a piece of cake for Governor Ford.

This, of course, sends Paca into a voodoo, black magic hissy fit, "Something terrible is happening, madame."

Something terrible has already happened – this storyline. Sigh.

Sami continues her breakdown, "I thought Nichole didn't have a friend in the world except Brady and... Tweedledum."

Tweedledum/Chloe – LOL!!!!!! OK, Sami gets points for that one!!

Fresh air is all Rafe has in his head in the first place.

The space between Rafe’s ears is a veritable wind tunnel.

Brady reminds her he's there to get married.

What a lucky guy that Brady Black is but who to choose – an ex-con pusher/user or an ex-con kidnapper/porn star? With Nicole’s superior knowledge of the Kama Sutra, she probably has the edge. In any case, I would hardly describe either one of the – ahem – ladies as a step up from Chloe.

"It was quick and to the point," says Adrienne.

Unlike like the sheer drudgery of the Bo/Carly/Justin/Hope/Adrienne pentangle.

“You walks away hoping I will overreact."

Overreact and overact…

Throwing Anna under the bus is not exactly a wise move for EJ because Anna has far too much ammunition to bring him down with her. By the way, how did Anna think she would be able to escape the long arms of the DiMeras? She’s starting her journey on a commercial jetliner. Even before Anna reaches her destination, EJ can find out where she’s landing. Geez!

Bulldog’s series of photos and captions are hilarious. I especially like the dangerous, insane Kate and her botoxed lips!! Great job everyone!!!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

I imagine EJ thinks Anna is long-gone, so he's safe in pretending to Safe that he wants to get his hands on her.

Loved the Bulldog picture series. Besides the ones Mike mentioned I also noted the absence of Gabi, Caroline and Chloe. Was this due to space constraints? Will we, perhaps, get more another time? Hope so.

Vivian asks "Do you bring all your studs down here?"

Unfortunately, Viv, since the production went all cheap-ass and struck the Salem Mall set, the creepy dock is the only outdoor place people can meet at. It’s there, or the cemetery.

Adrienne makes the first move, "Bo dumped you and you went for my husband?"

As I seem to remember, Adrienne, YOU served Justin with divorce papers before you knew anything like this was going on. Oh, and Hope points that out in a few scenes. HA

Beauregardus interruptus. We can add another term to our Prevuze lexicon. And we find out about another chapter to the Guy Manual, Quit While You're Ahead. None of these folks have read that chapter!

Thanks for the mid-week boost!

PS: word verification, tounta. Paca will put the curse of tounta on Arianna for talking bad about her to the boss.

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Ah, Chloe! I guess she's so bland she blends into the wallpaper and I forgot about her. Either that or I've blocked her out of my mind. Anyway, I wish I'd spelled 'dangerous' correctly.

Not only where did Nicole get the money for the plane ticket, how was she going to send the big reward to McTavish? I'm surprised she didn't toss getting half of Anna's $5 million into the blackmail scheme, too. That would've at least explained how she has money.

BTW - I just have to say it was a three time rewatch moment for me yesterday when both Adrienne and Justin told off St. Hope. HAHAHA

Loved Carly asks, "Do you want me to explain why the intelligent men fall for me or why Bo fell for me?" and the image of Brady the non-thinker statue.

Great Prevuze today.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Bo with Carly. They dont even look good together and he look like he is trying to play a young boy again instead of acting his age. But Hope was stupid to leave him in the first place. But seriously the Bo-Carly thing needs to be done. Oh and Nicole she needs to just crawl in a hole and die. I am just tired of seeing her. EJ and Sami need to Just make up and get back together. They both have done garbage.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

Sorry Ejami fans, I've put some thought into it and come to the conclusion that EJ and Billie are the one true pairing.

"This can't wait," says Justin, "You played God with my life."
Lol. He has been manipulating situations just to get Hope. Hypocrisy.

"That makes it even worse. That means this union will not stand!"
Well DUHHH! I'm not a witch doctor and even I can tell that.

~And what's with Brady buying those cheap pearls. Falling apart like that... must have gotten it at a street corner.

Nicole accuses, "You're marrying a drug dealer."
No Nicole! That was work! She's a former drug addict.

Oh, this is just a day full of coincidences. Arianna walks in, "What the hell are you doing?"
lol

The fun begins. Adrienne makes the first move, "Bo dumped you and you went for my husband?"
Yes! That's why she called you from Salem, genius!

Victor asks, "Moving on to psychological warfare are we?"
2 points for Victor.

Then to a closeup of all of us sitting on the edge of our seats.
I fell off!

~I too, am not interested in the Justin/Adrienne/Carly/Bo/Hope angle. Though I will express that I dislike smug Justin and hopes he leaves.

A+ for Bulldog and those pics.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous kay-tee said...

The bulldog screencaps are all funny. Still giggling over the botox.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous LB said...

Maybe I missed something - but - isn't it a little strange that Nicole was pardoned from prisoned,checked out of prison, hopped a jet, flew to SD, and found Brady at the wedding location AND Anna is still sitting on a runway somewhere? I mean, even with the airlines these days...

11:51 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

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11:55 AM  
Blogger Klaus said...

LB, WHY! Why would you say that? Now this is going to nag at me constantly. lol

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How far has Bo fallen? He's settling for a woman who looks like a tranny having a bad day.

Uhh, I guess Justin really doesn't want Adrienne and Adrienne is kinda stoop-id. If a woman's going after your husband she's not gonna call you and have you fly in.

Just ask Carly.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Bret said...

If Carly looks like a tranny on a bad day I'll take all of that you can send my way.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Sarolite said...

Waitwaitwait, so Ethan can't decide whether to marry Teresa or some blonde girl he used to go out with? Really? #PassionsFail

5:38 PM  

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