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July 1, 2008
Don't Dilly Dally Dolly
begin showing up for the big Luis/Fancy, Miguel/Kay, Paloma/Noah and Gwen/Ethan
wedding rehearsal at the church, which has a fantastic view of the harbor,
incidentally. The caterers, Vincent and Viki, are disgusted by all the
happiness. Dressed as a mature woman in a grey wig, Vincent puts on a faux
accent and stirs their deadly mushroom sauce. When Esme shows up, Viki
introduces Vincent as "Dolly" the caterer. Esme raves the food will surely be
memorable, but after she leaves, Vincent chuckles, "Only those left in Harmony
will remember this dinner, because the rest will be dead." That includes his
parents and anyone who might take Esme from Viki.
the church, Fancy gushes to Luis about the big day, which gives way to kissing.
Sam and Ivy leave them to canoodle, but Sheridan shows up and watches
dejectedly. "Look at them," she sighs to herself, comparing the couples' evident
joy to her and Luis' not-so-real wedding in Mexico. She quietly wishes them
luck, before admitting she can't give up Luis. When Ivy joins Sheridan, she
asks, "Where did I go wrong?" But she stops Sher from answering, sighing that
she has one child dead and one in the mental hospital. Sheridan reminds her she
still has Fancy and Ethan, insisting Pretty's downfall was Alistair's doing, but
also Pretty's fault for reveling in hatred instead of asking for help. Ivy
reveals she's ordered flowers be delivered anonymously everyday. When Fancy
waves her over, she almost manages a smile. "At least one of my daughter's is
happy," she says as she goes to join her and Luis. Sheridan wonders if she's any
better than Pretty, noting, "It's hard not to get bitter when thwarted love is
involved." When Ivy returns, she sighs that she hopes Pretty gets the help she
needs. She empathizes with what a scene the breakdown must have been for
Sheridan. Sheridan admits it was, especially as it made her think of the stories
about Great Grandmother. "She was mad as a hatter," Ivy sighs. When Sheridan
responds all Crane women fear the insanity gene, Ivy says she kept the stories
away from her daughters. Sheridan wonders if that was the best idea and Ivy
can't argue that it was. She does however note, "The Crane women went crazy when
someone they loved was taken from them. I'm certainly glad you didn't go mad
when you lost Luis."
After Beccs meets Gwen, Ethan and Gertie near the altar, Ethan
heads off to drop the garment bags in the changing rooms and Gwen sends
Gert-resa on "a very special errand". When her mom asks what she has in store
for Gert-resa, Gwen smiles, "She is all taken care of."
is thrilled to be just a day from marrying Noah, but her mother is too
distracted by her fears over Juanita. Paloma begs Pilar to enjoy the special
day. Pilar just wants the weddings over and done with, so they can hit the road
and be safe. Paloma warns she can't protect them forever, but Pilar is intent on
staying alert. When she joins Luis and Fancy, she overhears Ivy as she
"entrusts" Luis to take care of "one of my greatest treasures". The two old
friend embrace over the twist of fate that has their children tying the knot and
Ivy hopes their status as in-laws will help rekindle their friendship. Pilar is
"open to that possibility," but not till after the trip. Sam and Ivy are very
curious, maybe even suspicious, about how the whole family managed to schedule
their vacations together on such short notice. Pilar shrugs that she can't wait
to be with the family.
Gert-resa gives her baby sis a pep talk and a hug over her big day, Paloma
empathizes with how hard it must for Gertie to watch Ethan and Gwen. Gert-resa
shrugs that she's over it, so Paloma laughs that she's lying. When Gwen walks up
to find them in an emotional embrace, she marvels pointedly at their surprising
closeness. Then she asks Gert-resa to go get a gift for Ethan that's in the
basement. Gert-resa heads straight down and spots the box for Ethan, but then
she hears the door shut. When she goes to open it, it's locked. She knocks and
calls for help. No one answers and in her desperate search for keys, she
accidentally knocks over a stack of boxes. She goes back to knocking on the
door, not knowing the boxes have opened the gas line! Soon, she starts coughing
and realizes something's wrong. She calls for help as she drops to her knees.
Back upstairs, Ethan wonders where Gert-resa is and Gwen tells him she's taking
care of something. He hopes she gets back soon, but Gwen is smiling at the
thought that she won't.
and Eve are excited for the big day too, but Eve has some news for him and it's
weighing on her. Julian has high hopes about what "the best penis man in town"
had to say, but before Eve can tell him anything, Esme joins them. She picks up
on the tone, so Julian catches her up on his seeing the specialist. Esme gets
sidetracked by thinking Julian means a gay man and then suggesting the penis doc
is still likely gay, before asking what the doc said about fixing (and
re-enlarging!) Julian's penis. He looks horrified as she empathizes over his
"great American tragedy". She hopes they find the culprit... Viki overhears and
smiles that she'll do anything to anyone who tries to take Esme from her. Esme,
however, is not smiling when Julian asks her to leave him to talk with Eve
alone. She stutters her assumption that the couple has reunited and fights tears
as she cries, "Am I being abandoned again?!" Julian tries to explain, but she
gives him the hand and sighs, "The end of a dream... but it was a lovely dream,
wasn't it? The sex goddess and the billionaire." She notes how Ginger always
loved the professor on Gilligan's Island and then asks Eve to take care of
Julian. Eve says Esme's misunderstood, but Julian says the "episode" with his
penis has changed his priorities. Esme fights tears as she waxes on about being
an independent woman and her new career in catering. As she leaves, she notes
the new career may even land her another moneyman. She walks straight in to Viki
and "Dolly" and starts barking orders, insisting she's the boss. "Don't dilly
dally Dolly," she says, sending the kids to get the rest of the food from the
truck. Intent on getting started on her new career, she leans in to try the
alone, Eve asks Julian what he meant about those new priorities. "All I care
about now is love. And the woman I love, and the woman I love has always been
you," he says. She's surprised he wants to "rehash" their relationship at this
moment and Julian reverts to asking abut the doctor. "There's nothing he can do.
The penis can't be turned around," she apologizes. He doesn't blame her, knowing
it was Vincent who got her hopped up on pills and then orchestrated the surgical
disaster. They fall into a sad embrace, but then Julian jumps back, remembering
an erection will kill him. Muttering about dead kittens, nuns and such un-sexual
nonsense, he goes on a desperate hunt for ice, just happening to pass Esme.
She's intrigued by Julian's odd behavior, but goes back to taking a taste of the
sauce. As it gets to her lips, Viki intercepts it. Esme, intent on learning the
ropes to being the caterer to the stars, demands to know why she can't taste the
sauce. Viki and "Dolly" tell her it's not at the right temperature to be tasted,
so she leaves. When Viki frets that they almost killed Aunt Esme, Vincent
doesn't respond out loud, but it's clear he wouldn't mind her going down with
everyone else. Then Viki asks how she can count on the poison sauce working, so
Vincent suggests she try it out on a cat. Viki is horrified that he'd suggest
something so repugnant, so Vincent pours some into a Gerber plant and it quickly
keels over. With Vincent's prodding, she admits, "You are an evil genius."
to them, a suspicious Sheridan is watching, trying to figure out what is so odd
about that old woman. She figures it out when she hears Viki worry that if
everyone doesn't eat the sauce at once, those served first will "start dying and
we won't get everyone." Vincent says the filet sauce will be served at the last
minute and that no one will start eating until the brides and grooms do. Viki is
satisfied, giddy over how much more satisfying mass murder will be than her
other murders. Sheridan gasps over what she's stumbled upon and spies Sam. She's
about to run to tell him, but then it occurs to her that if the Vicious Vs go
through with their plan, Fancy will die too!
panicked Pilar starts to come undone, so Paloma ask her to cheer up, reminding
her that three of her kids are getting hitched. Luis is trying to cheer her up
too when Fancy arrives with news that Father Lonigan won't make the rehearsal.
Sam steps in and offers his services, promising he already knows the plan. Then
he wonders after Julian, who should walk Fancy down the aisle. He's still off
searching for ice. When Eve finds him, he won't let her near, for fear he'll get
a killer erection. He can't even look at her face without getting excited, so he
holds a cup of ice to his groin. Relieved that it works, he desperately asks if
there's any chance another doctor could help him. She says they can look, but
may have to wait for science to catch up to his predicament. He can't imagine
there's a ton of research on correcting his ailment. When Ivy finds them, she's
stunned by the ice on his groin, but when he barks at her, she responds that
he's needed for the rehearsal. He says he'll follow and sends her off. Eve again
apologizes for the bad news. He's ready to accept it, but asks if she can be
with a man who cannot make love to her. "Maybe you can't make love to me
physically anymore, but intellectually and emotionally, I feel that we're
constantly making love. Just the thought of you is electric," she coos. They
kiss, until Julian is forced to stave off his fatal erection with a cup of ice
down his pants.
When Eve and Julian join the party, they ask Sam for any word of
Vincent. The chief wonders if perhaps they have heard from their son and then
notes that "with his talent for disguises and the fact that he can appear as
either sex, he can be anywhere." After that uplifting chat, everyone sits down
except for Luis, Julian and Fancy, who take their places. Luis smiles down the
aisle and Paloma and Pilar are touched by the love in his eyes. Pilar also notes
that, sitting with Gwen, there is no love in Ethan's eyes. She wishes her
daughter could be with him. Throughout Luis and Fancy's run-through, Sheridan
battles over whether to turn the V's in and make sure no one eats the poisoned
sauce or just make sure only Fancy eats it. "I'd have Luis all to myself and
Marty needs his father," she says, calmly deciding to stay quiet.
After the first rehersal is done, Sam says it reminds him of when
he and Ivy were "young and that in love". She counters that she's still that
much in love. Julian is touched by the scene, while Eve is touched to see how
Julian has changed. "Happiness seems to be very popular in Harmony today," Eve
smiles. "For some," Julian sighs, but Eve suggest he may find his happy today
too. Ethan wonders after Gert-resa, so Gwen sends him to get her bag, reminding
him their rehearsal is next. Beccs is impressed with her daughter for getting
rid of Theresa - who has just collapsed in the basement!
and Viki are walking protectively with their perfected sauce, when Esme spots
them and asks for that taste. Vincent distracts her by announcing that the bar
is open, which sends her running. Vincent spies his parents' body language and
tells Viki he can't wait for dinner. "Death will reign supreme in Harmony," he
smiles, but Viki just shrugs that she hopes there isn't a lot of "icky"
at Tabby's, Jua-melia and Hench are getting the bomb ready. He worries Tabby
might catch them, but she shrugs that the house will be hers soon enough and
with Tabby out doing errands, they have it to themselves for now. When Hench
opens the case, she exhales and has one of her usual rants about blowing the
Lopez-Fitzgerald's to smithereens. The impatient wacko hurries him, so he warns,
"These things can't be rushed. This is how accidents happen." She rolls her eyes
in response, spewing, "Don't teach a grandmother how to suck eggs. I know how to
build a bomb as well as you do." Then she pushes him aside and brags as she
finishes it off herself... but it turns out she's armed it! "Say your prayers," Henchy gasps and when she won't let him run, he drops to his knees. To his
relief, Juam-melia disarms the bomb. Then she demands he finish it for the
wedding. He finishes it off, adding both a timer mechanism and a remote
activation system, in case she can't wait. She can taste her revenge and wants
the bomb ready to blow. He worries they should hold off for the final touches
until the last minute, for safety reasons, but she counters he be "more
concerned with keeping me happy." He activates the alarm, but not the countdown,
which means Juanita can set it off with the remote at any moment.
On the Next Passions
After getting another warning, Tabby cries, "Disaster is almost
Eve sneaks up behind Julian and injects him with something!
Gwen smiles, "There is no way I'm going to let Theresa stop my
Ethan, Paloma and Pilar find Gert-resa, but she is unconscious.
"She can't be dead," Pilar cries.
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