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Wednesday, August 28th Daily Discussion
Topic Started: Aug 28 2013, 07:21 AM (9,915 Views)
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I sort of tuned in today - first time catching a live show in years and years. I stopped because I saw Chad kissing Abby which vaguely intrigued me. (I think I started about halfway through). Then Nicole started lecturing JJ about Dannifer. Then Jennifer started talking to Kristen about Daniel. Then Daniel started talking about Jennifer. And everyone was talking about the retconning of Parker's paternity (which just infuriates me). Then Abby started chasing after the boring, charmless and lifeless what's-his-face (Cameron?). Sami doing pushups. EJ and Justin arguing. Jennifer lecturing JJ about Daniel. Brady and a 50-something Kristen talking about having biological children.

I just couldn't. I had to pause the TV until I could fast-forward, and then I had to fast-forward everything because it was all either about Fetch or stupid or boring or unbelievable or all of the above.

I'm sort of stunned this still on the air. It made me want to punch something.

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Director: Herb Stein
Scriptwriter: Carolyn Culliton

Segment 1: Sami comments that she wishes the jury selection had taken longer; it all happened so fast. EJ thinks Justin made good use of his challenges. He got rid of anybody that was predisposed to convict. Sami can't get used to the sound of 'predisposed to convict.' Justin arrives. I met with our expert about the makeup of the jury. Sami - What did she say? Does she think I have a chance?

Abe is with Cam at the hospital thanking him for taking Theo to the baseball game. Cam was thrilled to do it; he got to see Wrigley Field for the first time. Abe is appreciative because he knows Cam is busy with his work at the hospital and there's Abigail. Okay, so what happened?

Abby goes up to the guy at the bar in the club and tells him she lost her necklace the night before and she was wondering if anyone turned it in. Chad comes up behind her with necklace in hand. She's happy he found it. Chad - It was in the lost and found box. He puts the necklace on her. I remembered how pretty it looked on you. Abby - Thank you so much. Chad says the clasp was broken so he fixed it for her.

JJ, Bev and Rory are in the park. Rory - Damn, I hope I didn't screw up that final. JJ - You did. Rory - Wait! How do you know? JJ - I looked at your test. The answers were lame not to mention wrong. Rory - Hah! Well I cheated off of you Einstein. JJ - Really? Then you need glasses my friend. Bev - You guys really need to learn how to take notes. JJ - Notes are for girls and losers. Bev swats him. JJ's cell rings. Rory - Oh oh, there's Mommy wondering how little JJ did on his test. I thought you were supposed to jump every time you heard her ringtone. JJ - Not anymore.

Dan tells Nicole he'll catch Eric another time then. Nicole - Wait, what are you doing here? Is it about when Eric was sick before. Did you find something new.

Eric dreams uneasily about the rape and wakes up with a start.

Kristen asks Brady what that kiss was for. Brady - For giving me a chance to see the real you.

Eric - What was I dreaming about?

Nicole - Come on Jonas, give it up. Dan - Do you remember that law where I can't discuss a patient with anybody. Nicole - That doesn't apply to me though because I'm your friend. Dan - The law was made for friends like you. Nicole - Why? Dan - Because you can't keep a secret. Nicole - Yes I can. Okay ... well I guess I know why you're here. You want counselling from the good Father. Dan - Why would I want that? Nicole - Because I told you that I thought Jennifer might be pregnant and you found out she really is, right?

Jen is up in her room leaving a message for JJ. It's me again and I know you're out of your exam which means you are deliberately not picking up. We need to talk so I need you to call me back; better yet just come home. She then scrolls to Dan's info. No, no I can't.

Kristen - How did I manage that? Brady - I heard you talking to Jen. Kristen - Were you eavesdropping? Brady - I didn't mean to. You're a sweetheart. I heard you telling Jennifer to not give up on Daniel. Kristen - What else was I going to tell her? Brady - Face it, you believe in love ... you do ... and all that stuff. When you told Jennifer not to walk away from Daniel I couldn't help but think that you were giving yourself the same speech about you and me.

Eric is sitting on the edge of his bed. Why can't I remember. It must have been some dream because I feel like I haven't slept at all. He lies back down.

Brady and Kristen move into the Horton living room. Brady - We both made mistakes. Kristen - It seems to me the only mistake you made was trusting me. Brady - You were trying to work something out from a very long time ago. Kristen - I was using you to do it. Brady - I know but you couldn't go through with it. The power of love and all that. Now I believe all that stuff is behind us. Kristen - I don't think John and Marlena would agree with you for one second. Brady - To hell with them. I don't care how they feel. All I know is I heard you today and it hit me; I can trust you. This time I just know it's real. Kristen hugs him.

Segment 2: Justin - Our consultant was closely watching the responses of all the potential jurors today and once the jury was impaneled I asked her to predict how she thought this particular jury would react to hearing the evidence and during deliberations. Her job is to sort of give the odds I guess. Sami - So what are my odds? Justin - 80% Sami - She thinks I have an 80% chance of getting acquitted? Justin - No, she thinks with this particular jury the chances are 4 out 5 that you'll be convicted.

Cam - I like Abigail but that's all. Abe - Something tells me that there's something wrong. Cam - Sometimes you have to look at the big picture and just try to do what's right. Abe - What the hell does that mean? Cam - I really miss having Lexie to talk to. Abe - As a sister or a doctor? Cam - Both. Certain cases make it extremely difficult to maintain your objectivity. Abe - She struggled with that a lot. Cam - I'm sure she did.

Chad asks Abigail if she's okay. She is now but she was a mess this morning when she thought she'd lost her necklace. It's the last gift my Dad gave me before he ... Chad - Now I'm really glad I found it. Abby - I don't know how I would have explained it to my mom if I had lost it. Chad - She would have understood. That's the thing about your family; when bad things happen you guys take care of each other.

JJ makes another drug deal. The kid asks - How do I know this stuff is good? JJ - Because you bought it from me now go take a hike. Bev - That was pretty awesome. JJ - Am I cool or what! Bev - You so are! Who else could hook us up with donuts full of cinnamon instead of weed. JJ - I'll find a way to make it up to you. Rory - Okay, I'm going to go get a soda from this dude over here ... JJ kisses Bev. Cole comes along - Hey jackass, what the hell do you think you're doing.

Brady - I'll admit to being pessimistic about this second time around for us. Kristen - For good reason. Brady - But I always believed there was something real between us ... just us, nothing to do with Dad or Marlena. I heard you talking to Jennifer today and I knew I was right. Kristen - So what does that mean? Jen comes down. You're still here. Am I interrupting something? Brady - Nothing that can't be continued later. Jen - It's almost lunch time. Do you want me to make you some lunch. Brady - Actually I think I have everything I need right here.

Dan - Jennifer is not pregnant. Nicole - But the pregnancy test she had was ... Dan - For a friend. Nicole - I'm sorry I got your hopes up and now you are so disappointed. Dan - I'm not going to discuss my feelings with you especially about something that wasn't even real. Nicole - I thought we were friends. Dan - We are but this topic just makes me very uneasy. Nicole - Come on, you know that I've been rooting for you and Jennifer lately and I've done everything I can to make things work for both of you. Dan - I know you tried. Nicole - Tried? Who's the one who told you about Chloe and warned you about JJ. I think I've been downright lovely. Dan - Yeah you have; maybe even a little overzealous but I think you've been well-intentioned. Nicole - Thank you. Dan - You've made a real turn around since you started working here. Nicole - I guess, yeah. Dan - That just makes me wonder, this thinking about others, what's in it for you?

Eric continues to dream about the rape. Again he wakes up. What are you trying to tell me?

Segment 3: Sami - So there is no hope. EJ - We're not giving up hope. We're going to prove that this is the one of the 80 times out of hundred that this woman is dead wrong. Justin, how many investigators do you have trying to find information on Bernardi? Justin - You see their bills. Sami - They just come up empty handed. EJ - You're not going to prison. You haven't done anything wrong. Justin - I think you and I should get out of here and let Sami have some rest. Sami - Thank you. I just want some time alone to think. EJ tells her he'll be back.

JJ - Get out of here Cole. Cole - It's a public park. What are you doing with him? Bev - You don't have anything to say about who I'm with. We're not together anymore Cole. They leave. Rory returns. Hey Cole, you've got to chill. Listen, I've got something that could make a charging rhino chill, it's on the house. Cole slaps the baggie away - I don't want any part of your little business. Rory - Alright, suit yourself. Rory leaves. Cole mutters - Stoner, huh. You're going to pay for that one.

Chad and Abby sit at one of the tables. Chad guesses she didn't have much fun at the opening last night; your date wasn't exactly paying attention. Abby - You were fine. Chad - No I was all over the place. Abby - This is your club. It was a big night for you; I totally understand. Chad - I don't know why since I didn't even kiss you goodnight. Abby - That is true. Chad makes up for it by kissing her just as Cam comes in.

Eric kneels by his bed and prays for guidance.

Dan guesses that whatever it is it has to do with a man ... am I getting warmer. Nicole - No! I am a strong, independent woman whose life no longer revolves around humans of the male persuasion. I've evolved. Dan - That's impressive. That was very good. Evolving is quite a challenge from what I here because I myself have never really attempted it. Nicole - Are you making fun of me? Dan - Sorry, I forgot. You evolved types tend to have no sense of humour. Nicole - Stop it. Seriously, why is it so hard for you to believe that I've changed. That I no longer need to obsess over some guy to keep my adrenalin flowing or whatever. Dan - Of course you don't need to obsess about a man. The thing is you always kind of do.

Brady leaves. Jen - Oh my goodness, he must have heard us talking. I am so sorry. I thought that he had left. Kristen - Don't ever apologise again. Brady's right, you're the best friend I've ever had. She hugs Jen.

Nicole - You are one to talk. You've had a woman on the string since the day I met you. Dan - Touché. I do not like to be alone but neither do you and I'm not buying for one minute that you are satisfied with this filing and typing. So now, who is he? Nicole - I'm telling you ... she stops when she sees Eric come in. That wasn't a very long nap. Eric - I'm fine. Hi Daniel. Nicole - Daniel's here to talk to you so I'm going to skedaddle. She leaves. Eric - So why do you want to see me? Daniel - What's wrong? Eric - That's supposed to be my question. Dan - No, something's bothering you. Did you finally remember something about the night you got sick.

Segment 4: Cam leaves - Abby sees him go. You probably have a lot to do this morning. Chad - I can always make time for you. Abby - That's sweet but I know how busy you are and I want your full attention so I'm going to get going. Bye. Chad - What just happened!

Jen - Since it's going so well maybe you can tell Brady there was someone ... Kristen - It was one meaningless night. Jen - And I believe that and Brady will too. Kristen - The time that I should have told Brady was before I told him there was a chance for us to try again. Jen - Okay. Who am I to talk about being honest, I've lied to my son about Daniel so many times. Kristen - About that, I know how much your kids mean to you, but you've found someone else that you want to share your life with and Daniel feels the same way ... that doesn't happen to a lot of people you know. Jen - I know. Kristen - Do you honestly think it's good for JJ, to let him get away with keeping you and Daniel apart?

JJ sees Nicole in the park and tells Rory to get out of here. Nicole - Hey JJ, are you having a picnic? JJ - Why are you stalking me? Nicole - That's cute. Well I know where to find trouble and that's just what you and your merry little band are. JJ - Why do you care? Nicole - About you? I don't. It's your mother. JJ scoffs. Yeah right. Nicole - I was wrong to keep Jennifer away from Daniel and so are you. JJ - You've been talking to him about me, haven't you? Nicole - I absolutely have because your mother believes that you've changed and I know you haven't. JJ - Who cares what you know or think you know. Nicole - Well here's something you better learn and care about, Daniel and Jennifer love each other and that is never going to change and it's only a matter of time before your mother realises what I already know ... you are a selfish little brat who's not worth sacrificing the happiness that she's found in the man she loves. You got it! She leaves.

Eric - I still don't remember anything about that night I got sick. I wish I did. Dan - What is it, you look exhausted. Eric - I was at the hospital all night with a parishioner, a young woman, she died earlier this morning. Dan - I know the case. It's so hard when they're young. Eric - She finally realised what was happening. She accepted it. I hoped I helped her find peace with that but I'm still not used to seeing someone die. Dan - You never get used to it. Eric - Is that why you came here to see me? Dan - You said if I ever wanted to talk you're here. Eric - Of course. Is this about Jennifer. Dan - Yeah. Try as I might I just can't see the situation clearly so I was hoping maybe you could help me with that.

Abe tells Sami he came to tell her he talked to Melinda Trask. Sami jests - She doesn't have a case and decided to drop all the charges? Abe - She's feeling pretty confident about the jury. Sami - Yeah, so is the jury selection specialist that we hired. She's pretty sure that Melinda Trask has it in the bag. Abe - I've been subpoenaed to testify for the prosecution. Sami - Well who hasn't Abe except my Mom and maybe my grandma and even them ... Justin has considered bringing them in as character witnesses but I really don't see the point. At this point no one is willing to believe that I shot Bernardi to protect Rafe. Abe - I believe it.

Justin follows EJ into the living room of the D mansion. EJ - I just think you don't need to be so negative in front of Samantha. Justin - What would you like me to do ... make her believe she has this case won. EJ - Of course not but she can't be so beaten down that she's not going to fight to save herself. Justin - She doesn't have to fight, all she has to do is tell the truth when I put her on the stand. The fight is up to me. I just have to prove that her version of the story is what actually happened. EJ - And you will, I'm sure. She's going to beat this Justin, I know it. Justin - Oh yeah, why don't you tell me what makes you so sure of that.

Segment 5: Brady and Kristen are in the pub. He asks her if she's ever been to ??? Wherever it is she hasn't been there. Brady tells her it's beautiful and she's going there with him. He thinks they need time alone to get to know each other again. He doesn't want people questioning whether they should be together or not. Tell me you want to go. Kristen says no.

Eric - Jennifer's solution is to keep JJ believing something that isn't true? Dan - Exactly. Psychiatry is not my field but even I know this is not about me, it's about JJ's anger with his mother. He's actively trying to make her miserable and if she does not confront that I don't see how this situation could even change ever. If feels like no matter what I do JJ wins. Eric - Maybe you're too immersed in the situation. Dan - That could be true. I spend most of my time trying to figure something out. Eric - I found in my life that people asking God for perspective can help me see things that I may have missed even if they were right in front of me.

JJ comes home and finds Jen waiting in the foyer. You got my messages. JJ - Yeah. Jen - Good because we really need to talk. JJ - All we do is talk. I know everything there is to know about you and Daniel. Jen - But you don't know everything there is to know about me and you and that's about to change.

Sami - Thank you Abe. You have no idea how much it means to me to hear you say that. Maybe that means I have a chance. Abe - Listen to me Sami. If there's anything you're keeping quiet about ... if it could help, now is not the time to hold back. He leaves.

EJ - I don't think I like what you're implying. Justin - I don't care. I don't want to drop this case just before it gets started but I warned you not to undermine me again. EJ - And I told you I didn't. Justin - Then why were you so sure that the police would find something incriminating in Bernardi's house. EJ - Because he's a corrupt cop. If the police weren't so incompetent they ... Justin - Would have found whatever it was that you planted there. EJ - He was on the take. Justin - And you were complaining that my investigators weren't proving that fast enough and still you're sure that something is going to surface to prove Sami's innocence. So I'm starting to wonder if what you really want is to make sure that she's found guilty.

Segment 6: Abby runs to catch up to Cam in the square. OMG, you walk so fast. Cam - I'm late for an appointment. He takes off. She goes after him.

Jen - So here it goes. I'm going to be honest with you. I love Daniel. I love him and I want things to work out for him and me but at the moment I don't know if they will. JJ - What am I supposed to say Mom, that I'm sorry. Jen - No because I know that you don't like him but I also know you haven't even given him a chance but that is your loss. I want Daniel and I to work through our problems and I am not going to pretend anything anymore. So whatever happens between Daniel and me you're just going to have to accept it.

Dan shows Eric Parker's birth certificate. Eric - So Parker is your son in the eyes of everyone including the law. Congratulations. Dan - As soon as I got this I wanted to call Jennifer. I love her. Parker loves her and I know she loves us and she still doesn't know about this. Eric - It doesn't seem right, does it? Dan - So you think this is one of those signs I've been ignoring because I've been so mad at JJ. Eric - It could be. Dan - Thank you. I'm going to go and talk with Jennifer; see if we can't figure something out. Eric - Sounds good. Dan - I hate to say this but you look like hell. Something is definitely bothering you. Do you think maybe you're ignoring something that is right in front of you. Because if you are, maybe you should take your own advice ... try to deal with it.

Kristen - The school year is about to start. I've still got to interview a lot of kids for the scholarship I'm funding. She wants to go away with him but this is not the right time. The kids work so hard, I'd hate to make them wait ... they have such hopes and dreams. Brady knows how she feels about kids; it's one of the things he loves about her. Kristen tells him that Daniel got the birth certificate stating that he's Parker's father. Brady - That is great! Kristen - I think he had pretty much given up hope on ever raising his own child and now it's happening. I can't imagine what that must be like. Brady - Maybe you will one day; maybe we will. Kristen - I thought we were taking things slowly. Brady - We are but can't I surprise you at all. Kristen - Depends on what you're thinking. Brady - Let's just say it will be here in Salem and that's all you need to know. They kiss.

Abby catches up to Cam in the park. Hey, wait up. Cam - I told you I'm late for something. Abby - Yeah you did and I don't buy that for one second. You're avoiding me and I want to know why. Chad comes up to the gate and sees Abby and Cam.

EJ - Do you think I want her to be found guilty. Justin - No. EJ - Then why the hell would you say that. Justin - Because you're normally a shrewd guy; someone who knows what's best in the long run but now you're allowing feelings to cloud your better judgement and I'm afraid that Sami is going to pay the price. EJ - I would never do anything that would jeopardise her chance of being found innocent. Justin - You think you're so much smarter than everyone but stop and think. If evidence against Bernardi somehow miraculously appears and Melinda Trask finds out that ANYONE falsified that evidence in order to clear a cop killer she is going to make sure the judge and the jury think that Sami was in on it and they are going to send her away for the rest of her life. Do you get the picture now!

Sami does push ups and then looks at the pics of the kids. She recalls Trask's offer of a plea bargain. She calls the guard over and tells him she needs him to make a call for her. I want to talk to the special prosecutor.

Segment 7: We lost power here so I didn't see the last segment of the show ... sorry.
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So disappointed in Nicole. Stop it writers
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S loves EJ

I don´t think this episode was that bad I liked the ÉJ/Justin/Sami scenes and the cliffhanger at the end. Now I just want Sami to tell that prosecuter where to go and that she is 100 % committed to EJ.
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*Shrugs* I didn't think this episode was so bad either........
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