Matt’s Musings: Days Of Our Lives Thoughts For November 22-26.
In Salem this week, Rafe and Sami decided on a life in wedlock to avoid one locked behind bars. She said ‘no’ to his less-than-romantic proposal at first and then cried and then laughed and said ‘yes’ and cried some more. Apparently Alison Sweeney’s scripts don’t feature periods, just emoticons of weeping faces. The not-so-happy couple woke up the children and told them that they were dragging them out to the woods for a midnight wedding. Johnny and Allie were confused enough to be excited but Will was worried and realized his mom was up to something. All the same, they all filed out to the Salem woods, though there were no leaping mutated fish to scare Sami this time. Rafe had the place decked out with fairy lights and, apparently, had a clergyman who couldn’t even make it in Vegas brought in just for the occasion. Caroline busted out the collection of ropes she’s been keeping handy since Samantha Jean was a troubled teen and the bride and groom tied themselves to the children. This symbolic act was soon to be undone however. Across town, Nicole was busy trying to talk herself into EJ’s good graces. She may have given him the proof that Sami literally made him lose part of his mind, but he still wasn’t forgiving her for what she did to taint his love for elevator sex. They got marginally more sentimental, but the tender moment was shattered when his spies tipped him off about the wedding. He had a fit and dragged Nicole with him to tear the children from Sami’s arms. Samanther was forced to say goodbye. Even Nicole was grossed out by how cruel the whole thing was but she went along with it and went back to Casa DiMera with Syd and EJ. He told her not to get her hopes up, but things were clearly looking up for them.
Victor charged into the mausoleum to rescue Maggie. Gus jumped him and zapped him with a tazer. As the curmudgeon crawled on the ground, he managed to spit out a few more insults as Viv ramped up the theatrics before suddenly pulling a giant blade out of thin air. Before she could fillet the old gangster, Brady rushed in, fresh from roughing up poor Augustine, and grabbed the frail but evil old woman. The ambulance and cops were called. Maggie was pulled out and recovered at lightning speed. Vic sobbed and told her he loved her. She couldn’t be with a man who enjoys torturing his wife though… no matter how nice his mustache is, that is still a turn off. He sadly slouched away. Meanwhile, Viv and Brady were transported through what seemed to be a time warp to Salem in the seventies. They were questioned by a cop who looked like a reject from the cast of “Barney Miller.” Brady even opened up his shirt to try and fit in. Viv vowed to take them down with her, which was an odd way of putting it since she just went through Hell and it was all above ground. Brady retracted his statement and the men agreed to let Viv walk free. They had to bribe the cop to bury the case. With real estate values being what they are in Salem, it only took pocket change. Babs stormed in and made faces when he found out.
Meanwhile, Babs’ other half was at the hospital making faces about Mel. Daniel puttered around thinking about bacteria while Mel and Nate sat in the quarantine room barely conscious. Since they didn’t have their wits about them, they had to talk about how they really felt about each other. Even they kept falling asleep during this discussion. Admitting that they love each other seemed to embarrass them so much that they turned beet red. Over at the prison, the infirmary was even more dangerous than University Hospital. Another patient was dropped in after eating the expired chowder that Caroline ships to the jail. Hope started to freak about what would happen to her if Lee was allowed to practice her surgical skills again. When she swiped a cell to make a call, the warden caught her and it was only a few ‘tsk-tsks’ before Hope was bandied off to solitary. And in the week’s other sideshow, Chad showed up at Casa DiMera with a switchblade. He didn’t seem to know what to do with. Apparently he’s been watching a lot of 50s melodramas and thought you had to act like a greaser if you were going to get in a fight with your father. He flashed Stefano the birth certificate and they went down to the hospital to have a DNA test. Kate’s blue hair started to turn white. Stefano seemed about as enthusiastic about having a new son as he was over having gruel for breakfast.
Lines of the week:
Detective Hanson: This is the craziest story I’ve ever heard.
EJ: I’m taking my children away from the narcissistic, promiscuous, irresponsible mother.
Viv: It’s Maggie’s word against mine. Due to the fumes for all she knows she was kidnapped by Liza Minnelli.
EJ: Why would I do that for you?
Nicole: For one thing, I didn’t shoot you in the head.
Fun fact! Matthew Purvis wrote this story just for you on November 26th, 2010 |