Marknsprmo's First Recap 1\19\2012
Excellent episode today. Great mix of actors, drama, a touch of humor, even remembering the dead.
The key characters today are Marlena, Will, EJ, Nicole, Daniel, Victor, Melanie, Maggie, Abigail and Austin.
Marlena is momma tiger today. She is after the truth behind why William is working for the devil EJ. She rakes Will over the coals for a while. She suggest that Will is working for EJ to make Sami suffer. Which is a pretty good reason really and Will tries that on for size. It kinda works for him. He is unable to really tell Marlena the truth. (reaching for my hanky) Will tells Marlena that she is the most important person in his life handsdown. He asks her not to get involved (yeah right).
Meanwhile EJ is getting his own coal raking by the smart as a whip wife of his. Nicole is not gonna take this new relationship lying down. She WILL find out why Will is working for EJ and whats up with them. I am sure she is sensing the sexual tension between them as much as we out here on this side of the camera sense it. Nic makes a phone call finding out for sure that that new little snazy car that Will is driving around is in his name. She hides that she is snooping from EJ.
She even has the ever standard sofa sex with him to keep him off guard (do they not have servants in that house?). Then she sets up a meeting with WIll!
Today is Mickey Horton's birthday (people on soaps so rarely have those). Maggie is thinking about Mickey but her new relationship with Vic helps her grief. But all is not well in Melanie and Maggies world. Daniel has decided to leave town and they are torn up about it. Tears abound and I am not sure how Daniel could break their hearts so he can go surfing everyday.
Oh yeah and Abbey is openly making out with Austin in her fantasies. ( I would love for them to do a Nola from Guiding Light and have her fantasize the two of them in scenes from movies or novels or tv shows. That would be fun and seperate them from the 4 or 5 other new couples on the show.) Abbey tells Austin that she is gonna maybe intern for MadWorld. He is concerned that she is taking on too much. She doesn't mind because she has no life. I am glad that winter is so mild in Salem this year that the two of them can work outside! Why is Austin so stupid when it comes to computers? Didn't he just graduate from that obscure mathmatics thingie that he does? So suddenly he is too old to work a computer? From actor Austin Peck I would have bought that. Maybe Austin had way too many punches in the head as a prizefighter.
Then the real stuff kicks in. Marlena goes to see EJ! "What are you doing with Will?" "You will NOT corupt him you know!" She wants answers now. Why do I have to have an ulterior motive to hire Will? he asks. Marlena punches back "that is the only kind of motives you and your father have!" (YOU GO GURL)
EJ insists that everything is above board and that Will approached him not viceversa. EJ claims that he and WIll are family through Johnny and Kate. Will is like a son to him. Marlena exclaims that EJ he is treating Will like a toy and she will see EJ and his father dead before they hurt Will (as a sideline, I hope that Marlena follows through with finding out why Will is working for EJ. So many times she threatens the Dimera's but does not follow through. It would be nice once to see her getting the better of them!)
Nicole starts talking to Will about Sami. What happens at the "office" stays at the office. Nic wants Will to
do something for her. But we will not find out what that is today!