What Happened in Salem Today 01/23/2012
Todays characters Maggie, Melanie, Daniel, Victor, Kate, Gabi, Chad, Sonny, Will, Dustin, Sonny's other friend, Bo, Hope, Stefano, Abigail, Madison, Quinn, Brady.
Before I start with the recap, I just wanna say that I could have gone through the tv and choked Bo and Hope today! You will find out why in a minute lol.
My goodness, today was a busy day for the folk in Salem.
The show started with a series of short scenes that told us mostly what we would be seeing today. The first scene was (again in the lobby of intensity) where Brady and Quinn were kickboxing in some long board shorts and bare chests. Those boys are serious about working out! Muscles gallore but Quinn is much larger built than Brady. He has a chest for days....
They are getting pretty hot and heavy into it when Quinn calls time. he confronts Brady with some hostility that he was feeling. Brady admits he still harbors some anger about his role in Chloe's situation last summer ( you know when she was a hooker and Quinn was her pimp. Brady ommits that part where he was the drug king in Salem for a while. Well like he eventually says more or less, "nobody is perfect!"). Quinn assures Brady that he is trying to be a new man. He has been seeing Marlena to help him change. Brady accepts this as a sign that Quinn is different now.
Kate is trying to talk Chad into modeling for her with Gabi and makes it clear that they are a team. She won't need Gabi, if there is no Chad. He does not want to work for the Dimera's he chims in. She claims that he works for her only not Stefano. After talking to Gabi about her pov, he changes his mind and decides to let them photograph them. Gabi has felt unpretty because of the fact that Will was turned off by her. Apparently Chad has no problem with that. He finds her very pretty inside and out (apparently he is able to not notice that she is pretty manipultive and generally gets her way.)
The boys in the band ( I mean Sonny, Chad, New potential interest for Sonny, and a fourth character whose name I didn;t get.) are hanging out at the bar. Will the boys were talking about different stuff and one mentioned a new bar Unicorn Highway (my guess is that this is not for bears and leather guys). They said that Will would love it. It's the towns newest gay bar. Sonny mentions to Will that he likes one of the boys Dustin, and maybe Will could put in a good word for him. The conversation turned to coming out tales. Dustin talked about how he took his family out for pizza so they couldn't make a scene. All his mom said was "Duh. I knew you were gay when you were like 5." Sonny said his folks were great about the whole thing.
Dustin asks Will how his coming out went. Will didn't exactly know how to respond and Sonny covered for him by changing the subject. Later on Sonny apologized for his friends assumption and Will waved it off. Later alone, Will was at Sami's apartment and looked into a mirror of a minute and then spat at his own face in the mirror.
Madison offers Abigail a job at Madworld but says she has more in mind than just an intern job. She would tell her more later. Abbie went off to make alot of phone calls and Brady pops up to hang with Madison. They talk for a few then Madison wants to tell Brady she has been hiding something. She tells him that Sami still works for her and is a mole at Countess W.
Brady just about flips his lid! Don't you know what you have done? Kate and Sami go way back. She says yeah Kate used to be her mother in law. In an excellent use of show history Brady says yeah and onetime Kate set her up on murder chargers. Stunned Madison said she didn't know. And since Madworld is owned by the Kiriakis family and The Dimeras own Countess W, that puts them on opposite sides again. The last time that happened people nearly got killed! With real bullets. Again Madison admits she did not know these things. How could she she has only been in town for 3 months! She says she is sorry and admits she shouldn't have kept this secret. She hopes that Brady isn't too mad at her. He mentions she seems to really be after Kate and Madison is vague about why but says they once had a run in that she doubts that Kate remembers.
Daniel is saying aloha at the Kiriakis mansion today. Maggie and Mel are still in tears. Vic is trying to stay cool. Suddenly Jennifer pops in and realizes that Daniel is leaving. He says he's starting out in Aulstralia (surfing).Mel wants a pic of Daniel in his boardshorts (can that be appropriate behavior for a daughter? I must say though I want that pic too! That boy has a chest and 8 pack with that chest hair that just doesn't stop!) Jen says same as Jack? (did I miss something? Jack is in Aulstralia?) Daniel says he doesn't really think Jack is leaving. (I smell a story here lol). Vic wants to talk to Daniel before he leaves. They talk about how close they are and that Daniel feels like this is home to him. Daniel tears up (as usual. he is such a girl lol!) They are talking about Maggie being Daniels mother and how short of a time they had together. Victor says that he "knew". Then passed it off as he knew that Maggie would be uset, however from the context of the dialog it was apparent that Victor knew something previously about Maggie/Daniel being mother and son. (perhaps he is the boys father as well!) Everyone comes back into the living room and Daniel hugs his mom and daughter and swears to Mel he will return sometime. Hey says I love you (really to Jen) then adds the word all. Hugging everyone but Jen he walks to the door. Jen soon follows and lays a lip lock on him and tells him to come home soon!
It was such a good day and so many things went well and the pacing was good and Bo and Hope had cornered Stefano and taken him to the bank to open that stupid lockbox with his and Alice's key. Stefano is posturing, Hope is having doubts that she wants to know what's inside. Bo finally steps in and says we can do this another time because Hope is not ready for this! (UGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!) I could have shot him! I swear if I could have gotten through the tv screen (and had a gun to use) Bo Brady would have been gone! NO! Hope might not be ready for what is in that box but I AM! (Ok I will admit this is kinda good soap that they take you right to the edge then make you wait. BUt damn that is frustrating. They better not do it many more times!) So everyone takes their keys and goes home with Bo and Hope declaring they might come back and want to do it again and Stefano better cooperate! I liked this part of the story because Bo and Hope finally tricked Stefano and actually did good detective work. Then they didn't finish the job! UHHHHGGGGG again (still frustrated lol)!