Days of our Lives

Season 43 Episode 451

Ep. #10892

Aired Weekdays 1:00 PM Aug 18, 2008 on NBC
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Ep. #10892
Nicole fantasizes her life is like a Philip Marlowe detective noir film. With dialogue evocative of Humphrey Bogart's films, the dream includes, E.J. who is her husband who's sleeping with Sami, E.J. tells Sami to hide before Nicole sees her. In the style of Sam Spade noir films, Lucas is a private eye down on his luck - he's broke and his wife is cheating on him. He's had to fire his secretary (Chloe). After Nicole finds an earring on the bedroom floor, she realizes that E.J.'s been unfaithful. Sami returns to Lucas's private eye office and notices that she's missing one of her earrings. Philip offers a down on her luck secretary (Chloe), a job singing at the club, but says she has to change her look if he wants to sing for him. Chloe's voice and makeover makes her a hit at Philip's club. Nicole hires Lucas to help find the woman E.J.'s been sleeping with. When she shows the earring he immediately knows that it belongs to Sami. Chloe comes back to confess to Lucas that she loves him. She tells him Sami will never love him the way she does. Nicole wants to join the stakeout in order to catch E.J. and Sami together. At the office, Lucas confronts Sami about her affair with E.J. Lucas goes to the club and see Chloe and Philip kissing. Sami enters Nicole's house looking for E.J.. Nicole strangles, then suffocates Sami. Nicole's dream pauses and she looks in the mirror and says she'll always be the bad girl.moreless

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  • Impressive homage to Bogart, Chandler & Hammett

    Wow. I've been watching DOOL on & off for over 20 years. (Off-when they got crazy, conservative & ultra Christian)

    This was one of the most pleasantly suprising days I've ever watched it. It was a cute attempt to do a noir film homage. The costumes, the lighting the camera work are all reminiscent of the genre. Even the dialogue was in the style, some of it was literally ('hill of beans', 'you know how to whistle') from Humphrey Bogart films. Lucas as the Philip Marlowe/Sam Spade down on his luck, gritty detective was really good. Sami overacted a bit to be the high-pitched ditzy platinum blonde. Nicole (never my fav) shined as the femme fatale. Chloe did a good job voicing period songs evoking the era.

    In true noir style, everyone betrays everyone else and death visits at least one character.

    Bravo. This was new, clever and amusing. It cleverly tied in things that had occured in "the real world" with the fantasy. I'd enjoy seeing more of this kind of thing!

    My only quibble: It would have made a little more sense though if one of the people trapped with "hallucinigenic vapors" were the one to experience such a vivid daydream though. It sort of came out of left field to suddenly leave the "crises" and have Nicole be the one to imagine it.moreless
  • The characters did a good job with the story they were giving.

    The story was alittle on the silly side. I have watched days all my life. I feel like I am a part of the family but this story was alittle out there. Please stick to the stories we all love...And please keep Sami with E. J. they r cute together and poor Lucas needs a good love which I think the pairing with Chloe looks promising. And please fix John. Love him but hate the robot character. He is hot so put him back..The steve and Kayla and the baby really a sweet couple. Love Tony and Anna also they have great chemistry.moreless

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    • Philip's club Marlowe and Lucas' character as a P.I. is an allusion to the fictional P.I. of Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe was created by Raymond Chandler and brought to the screen by Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946)

    • Lucas: "It doesn't mean a hill of beans to most guys."
      is probably an allusion to Casablanca, when Rick (Humphrey Bogart) intones " it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world".

    • Chloe: You know how to whistle don't you?
      Lucas: No, I never learned.
      Nicole: Put your lips together... and blow.
      is an allusion to the famous line inTo Have and Have Not (1944), when Lauren Bacall seductively purrs to Humphrey Bogart "You know how to whistle don't you Steve...You just put your lips together and... blow."

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