What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
At the hospital, Curtis tells someone on the phone that he’ll be handling the investigation from here on out. Jordan comes to visit, and wonders who he was talking to. He asks if she’s there to bug him about phone calls or give him good news. Is he out? She says he’s being released from the hospital, but he’s still in police custody.
Finn calls Alexis, who tells him Molly is improving, and TJ hasn’t left her side. She asks if he’s still at the hospital, but he left the ER an hour ago. She asks if he needs a sponsor, but he says, no. He needs a lawyer.
Josslyn visits Oscar, and gives him a soda. She asks how he’s feeling, and he tells her the same as before she got the drinks. She talks about how pale he was, and she wasn’t sure he was breathing when the cop dragged her out. He laughs, but she says she was afraid he was dying. She’s never been so scared.
Michael asks new nurse Francesca where Oscar’s room is.
Olivia finds Leo with Nelle. Nelle says she heard him fussing and brought him downstairs. She thought Olivia could use the rest after helping with the displaced people. Olivia remembers that Nelle is good at anticipating people’s needs. Nelle calls Leo smart and adorable, and Olivia says he gets that from her. Nelle admits to finishing a casserole that was in the refrigerator. Olivia has no problem with that, but says if Cook 2 finds out she was in the kitchen, she’ll be evicted before she unpacks. Carly is suddenly there, and is startled that Nelle is living at the mansion. I think Monica would be startled that Carly just walks into her house uninvited. Olivia tells Carly that Monica generously offered Nelle a place to stay. Now she’s part of the household.
Jordan tells Curtis that they’ll find a sympathetic judge who can decide on his bail. He says they just went through a not-so-natural disaster, and asks how everyone is. Jordan tells him that everyone is fine, and Stella is helping to find temporary housing for the victims. Jordan was hoping Jim would drop the charges, but he hasn’t. She says he did offer his resources to help, so there’s that. Curtis says he’s trying to make himself look good. Jordan knows he’s corrupt, but needs concrete evidence. She hasn’t heard back from the geologist yet. They kiss, and she asks how his leg is. He says better, now that he’s holding her. It will be 200% better when he gets Jim. Jordan says, we, after he makes bail.
Elizabeth asks if Franco pushed Drew down the stairs, and he says that’s what his mother implied. He went to see her last fall to find out why Drew was put in an orphanage. She told him he’d fallen down the stairs, and she wanted to separate them. She didn’t say it straight out, but implied he’d pushed Drew, but Jim did straight out say he pushed Drew and that he laughed. Elizabeth wonders if it had anything to do with the tumor, but Franco says Doc told him it wasn’t a factor. Franco was afraid if the was capable of doing something that terrible, it meant he’s not a very good person. He loves her and the boys, but he’s also terrified and confused. It’s exhausting policing and questioning himself, but now he knows something for sure. One thing is perfectly clear. Jim is a liar.
Alexis arrives at Charlie’s. Julian remarks that Finn called her, and Alexis says she just walked in. She wonders how he’s still doing business, when everything is in shambles around him, and he says they don’t build them like they used to. There’s definitely something to that. I live in a 100+ year old house, that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, and we didn’t even need the floors replaced. She goes to confer with her client. Finn says her ex-boyfriend tried to throw him out. She asks why, and he brings out Roxie. I go, aww!
Oscar asks if Josslyn found the cop to apologize. She didn’t, and feels kind of bad, but she had to focus on Oscar. She knows the cop did the right thing, but in her heart, she felt like it was wrong. She says never has she ever followed her heart instead of her head, and takes a drink. Oscar says, never has he ever been in an earthquake with someone he loves. They both drink. Michael stops in, saying he’s checking on the hero who saved his sister. Oscar tells him to try the idiot who thought it was cool to hide out in the freezer. At the time, he thought it was romantic. Michael suggest the storeroom next time. Josslyn asks if he’s there to check on Oscar, or see Nelle.
Nelle asks if she can get Carly something. Carly wants to know how it happened that Nelle is living there. Olivia says her apartment was damaged in the earthquake, and Monica generously offered. Carly wonders what Michael said, and Nelle tells her that he’s relieved she and the baby are fine. She asks if it isn’t wonderful. The baby will grow up surrounded with love, and its parents under the same roof. Out of something tragic, came something wonderful.
At the station, Chase says Jim is on his way over. He assumed Jim is following up on the charges with Curtis. He asks if she wants him to take Curtis downstairs for holding. Jordan says he works in tandem with the PCPD, but Chase says he’s still under arrest.
Alexis asks Finn if he needs emotional support after the earthquake, but he tells her it’s Roxie that needs the support. He found her cowering in the corner of his room. Alexis says there was no damage at the MetroCourt, but he says she still felt it. He’s not leaving her there after what she’s done for him. She asks why bring her to Charlie’s, and he says the MetroCourt has a limited menu to begin with, and they just fed half the town; their supplies are low. He never thought her ex would kick her out. She tells Julian he must know there are laws covering emotional support animals, but he says there’s no law that says he has to let a reptile into the restaurant.
Michael tells Josslyn that Nelle was released last night. Her apartment was damaged, and she couldn’t go back, so she’s staying at the Quartermaine’s. Josslyn says, with him, and he says, no. It was his grandmother’s idea. She says it’s still great, but he tells her that she has it wrong. Obviously, he was worried; she’s carrying his child, but they didn’t have a romantic reconciliation.
Nelle tells Carly that Michael isn’t there. Carly says she’ll text him later. She sees Nelle has recovered, and Nelle says they kept her overnight to monitor her, but luckily, there were no complications. Since Monica is a doctor, all her bases are covered. Olivia says they’re delighted to have her in the house.
Franco says his memory isn’t clear, but one thing he knows for certain is that Jim’s version is a lie. Elizabeth says she knew something happened; she’s known since last fall. He tells her that ever since he saw the picture of him and Drew, he’s been obsessed. When his mother told him, his mind went to the worst case. He ran into Drew on the stairs in the hospital before the wedding, and something shifted; something in his subconscious dislodged. He remembered Drew being pushed, and remembered Jim being there, so he went to confront him. Jim told him he pushed Drew and was proud, but it didn’t make sense. He told Jim he was lying, when the earthquake happened, and Jim left him for dead to cover his tracks. Elizabeth says when Jim confirmed his fear, he decided to lie. He says he was trying to tell her everything, and she has to believe him.
Josslyn tells Michael that Nelle cares about him. She’s trying to be a good person, and Josslyn likes her, so does Oscar. She looks at Oscar for confirmation, but he’s asleep. Michael suggests they let him rest, and asks if Josslyn wants to go to lunch. She tells him changing the subject won’t work. Why not try again? He laughs, and asks her if she knows who she sounds like. She says, don’t say “mom.”
Olivia asks Nelle to take Leo for a snack. He has special dispensation to be in the kitchen. Carly wonders if she entered the twilight zone. Olivia says it’s not her idea, but she can’t make a stink, and suggests Carly tread lightly. Carly says Nelle has managed to ingratiate herself with Monica. Olivia says Monica adores Michael, and has never forgiven Carly for making him a Corinthos. She’s going to make sure her grandchild is a Quartermaine. Carly tells Olivia not to ever turn her back.
Alexis looks up the laws for emotional support animals on her tablet. Julian says he’s already familiar with them. Service dogs and mini horses are allowed, but not reptiles, so Finn and his lizard have to go. Finn says Roxie is a bearded dragon, and it’s not about Roxie. Julian doesn’t want him in there. One guess as to why.
Jordan says she’ll bring Chase up to speed, and tells him that Curtis has been working with the PCPD to investigate the cause of the earthquake. Chase says, shifting tectonic plates, and Curtis says that’s debatable. They believe illegal drilling might be the cause. He’s not saying it’s intentional, but drilling caused the quake. Jim walks in, and says now justice can prevail.
Elizabeth doesn’t know what to think or say. Jim never said anything when she treated him. Franco says Jim left him under a cabinet, and raced off to tell Sam and Drew. Drew believes him, and knows Jim is a liar. Elizabeth starts to say something about Sam, but Franco interrupts, saying, who cares about her? Elizabeth is the person he cares about most; the only thing he cares about is what she’s thinking. She thinks he had a brain tumor; that’s a medical fact. When it was removed, he was free to choose between right and wrong. She believes he sincerely wants to be a good person. He’s glad to hear her say that, and asks if they’re good. She says, no, not at all.
Finn says Julian doesn’t have a problem when he’s there with Alexis. Julian says he has a problem with Finn’s lizard. Finn says he’ll bring legal action, and Julian says he’ll counter-sue for him posing a heath risk. Alexis says Julian is within his rights according to the law. Finn says Julian’s cook is a health risk. Julian says he’ll take Roxie out himself, and starts to reach for the cage. Finn punches him, and says, don’t ever touch her.
Jordan tells Jim if he’s there for the arraignment, the courts are backed up, so he’s out of luck. Jim says it’s wrong to trespass and take photos of proprietary information. Regardless, his project is scrapped now, and it’s a total loss, so he thought it was only fair to drop the charges.
Franco says Elizabeth just told him she believed him. She says he discovered the picture months ago, and talked to his mother last fall. She knew something was up, and she kept asking, but he lied. He just tells half-truths. After he confessed to knowing about Jason and Drew, he said he’d never do it again, but he’s already doing it. Why can’t he just be honest with her? He says he wanted to find out everything first. She says Scotty knew, and Franco says Scotty is his father and lawyer. He needed a sounding board. Elizabeth says he promised to share his life with her, but without sharing the truth, she’s afraid she’ll have to cut him out of her life. He’s right.
Josslyn says she and her mother have opposing opinions, but Michael says they have the same approach. Josslyn asks if having a baby counts for something, and Michael says it does. He’s going to be the best father he can be, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be together. Josslyn tells Michael to give Nelle a chance, but he says he’s given her so many already. It didn’t work. Josslyn knows the weirdness with Sonny was wrong. Michael gets that she likes Nelle, but she needs to be careful. Nelle has pulled stunts before, and he realized she can’t be trusted. He’s not getting into specifics, and not pressuring her to end the friendship, but just watch herself.
Olivia tells Carly that Nelle does have a knack with kids. Carly says she latches on to a child, then uses them as leverage. Olivia says she won’t let her use Leo, and Carly tells her to keep her guard up. Nelle is there every time you turn around. She manufactures situations, and then jumps in to help. She wants to be adored and sabotages it at the same time, punishing people for the happiness she’ll never have. Olivia says it’s disturbing, and Carly says that’s not the worst of it. She was implicated in the death of her fiancé. No matter how guarded Michael is, she’ll be a part of his life for a long time, and it worries her. Nelle hears everything.
Nelle tells Olivia that the nanny is back, and Olivia thanks her for taking care of Leo. She says in the future, just wake her up, but Nelle says she’s happy to help. She asks Carly if she’s going to tell Michael that she checked on her, and Carly says, absolutely. Carly says she’s happy her grandchild will be surrounded by love and family. Olivia tells them she’s going to check on the relief efforts, and tells Nelle to rest. She and Carly leave. Nelle tells the baby that she needs to step it up. Carly almost had a chance to redeem herself, but she blew it.
Francesca asks Michael where Josslyn went, and he says she went to get candy. He introduces himself, and they make googly eyes at each other.
Nelle looks up Morgan’s social media page.
Alexis tells Julian not to be absurd and escalate things. He says Finn punched him, and it’s a crime. She says he was fighting for Roxie, and Julian says he just wants to run his restaurant while her boyfriend wants to take it to the Supreme Court. She says as his lawyer, she advised him that Julian is in the right. She says she knows he loves Roxie, but he has no right to bring her, and she’s fairly certain he knew that. Chase comes in. He sees Finn, and says, Hamilton? Finn says, Harrison? Alexis asks if they know each other and Finn says Chase is his brother.
Jordan gives Jim a non-prosecution document to sign. She assumes he’s leaving town, but he says he’s sticking around to help rebuild. Curtis steps away to take a call. Jordan says Jim is being generous for someone who just sustained such significant losses. He says he just wants to help, and leaves. Curtis thanks Professor Stone, and hangs up. Jordan asks if he hijacked her geological professor. He asks if she wants to lock him up again or find out why Jim can afford to be so generous. He has the answer.
Franco says, just like that, they’re done? Elizabeth asks him if he thought he was capable of doing something bad, why did he move in with her? He says he’d never hurt them. He panicked. He was cowardly and selfish. She’s everything to him. He asks her to please forgive him, but she says she needs to be alone to make some decisions. He tries to take her hand, and she pulls back. He says okay, what decisions is she talking about, and she says she needs to figure out if any part of what they had is real or just pretend. He showed her what he wanted her to see. She wonders who he really is, how he feels, and what drives him? He says he loves her, and would never do anything to hurt her or her boys. He would lay down his life for her. All she knows for sure, is that he did disturbing and violent things When the tumor was removed, he said he was different, and she could trust him, but he lied time and again. How different can he be, and how much can she trust him?
Finn thought Chase was in Florida, but he explains how he ended up in Port Charles. Julian asks if it’s an arrest or a family reunion. Chase gives Finn his rights and cuffs him.
Jordan says Jim just lost a fortune, and nobody is that generous. Curtis says they are when they can afford it. He’s a billionaire, sitting on a goldmine – natural gas. I’m not so sure it works that way, but okay.
Franco begs Elizabeth not to go. He needs her. Before they met, he knows he wasn’t a good guy, but being with her makes him feel good. She makes him better. Elizabeth says that’s not her job. She tells him not to call or come home. Just leave her alone. What’s he supposed to wear?
Josslyn tells Oscar that she doesn’t care what Michael says; living in the same house brings people closer. Oscar says, not to be dramatic, but he is in the hospital recovering from a near-death experience. Josslyn takes that as he wants her to focus on him. He asks if that would be so bad, and she says, not at all. She gets into the bed next to him. She hopes this feeling never goes away. Oscar says, him too.
Carly sees Michael at the hospital. He says sorry, he forgot to text her. Nelle living at the Quartermaines’ wasn’t his idea. He’s not happy about it, but there’s nothing he can do. Francesca gives him her number in case he wants to text. Carly asks who’s that, and Michael wisely says, bye, and leaves.
Nelle prints out a picture of Morgan, and orders a scarf like he’s wearing.
Tomorrow, Curtis is going to bring Jim down, Valentin asks what happened between Nina and Peter, and Franco and Drew set out to find the truth.
The Haves and the Have Nots
Justin walks into the interrogation room while Wyatt is hugging Jeffrey. Justin doesn’t want Jeffrey to see Wyatt, but Jeffrey says, too bad. He wants to see him. He tells Justin his dad is outside, and the cameras are working. Justin says there happened to be a short while he was in there. Jeffrey tells him to stop it; he’s not dealing with this. Justin says Jeffrey is going to deal with him, and Jeffrey says he doesn’t get it. Justin says he told him to stay away from Wyatt. Wyatt says they’re friends, and tells Jeffrey that this guy is crazy. Jeffrey tells Justin leave. Justin says Wyatt told him that he’s Jeffrey’s lover. Wyatt says that Justin came to his house. Jeffrey asks why, and Justin says Jeffrey wouldn’t see him. Wyatt says he’ll get Jeffrey’s dad, but Jeffrey says Justin was just leaving. Instead, Justin sits down.
Justin asks Jeffrey why he’s doing this to him; he’s torturing him. Jeffrey says he isn’t, and Justin says he’s with this guy, indicating Wyatt. Wyatt asks if he’s really listening to this, and leaves. Jeffrey says Justin got his wish, and Justin sarcastically says he’s so happy. He walks in there, and sees Jeffrey with Wyatt. He’s kicked Wyatt’s ass, threatened him, and tried being nice; what does it take to make him realize that Justin is serious? He’s in love with Jeffrey and can’t stop. He’s lost everything, and Jeffrey can’t leave him for Wyatt. Jeffrey insists he’s not with Wyatt, and Justin asks why he was hugging him. Jeffrey says he’s told him over and over that Wyatt is his friend. Justin doesn’t believe him. Justin reaches for Jeffrey, who says, let him go.
David comes in, and tells Justin to leave. He asks Jeffrey what is going on? Jeffrey says, nothing, but Wyatt says, tell him. Jeffrey insists it’s nothing. David says he always holds things back until it’s too late. Wyatt says Justin is so in love with Jeffrey, he’s been to Wyatt’s house twice, and they got in a brawl. David asks if that’s true, and Jeffrey admits it is. Wyatt asks if Jeffrey likes Justin, and Jeffrey says he’s going through a lot and needs help. Wyatt says, it’s crazy, and David asks to talk to Jeffrey alone. David tells Jeffrey that he’s his father; Jeffrey can tell him anything. Jeffrey explains that Justin helped him when the body was found, and he’s a nice guy (when did that happen?), but has major issues. David offers to put a stop to it, but Jeffrey says he can handle him. Justin is in love with him. David asks if Jeffrey is in love with Justin, and Jeffrey says he’s never had someone be so passionate about him. David tells him abuse is not passion, and he needs help. Jeffrey thinks David is the last person to lecture him about the wrong person. David knows that, but he did get out. Jeffrey says, after twenty-five years. David says it didn’t start out that way, and asks if Jeffrey is sure he can handle it. Jeffrey says he can, if David lets him. Against David’s better judgement, he will. He tells Jeffrey that he’s reached out to a judge who’s reviewing the case, and should be able to get him out on bail. In the meantime, he might have to spend another night. David tells Jeffrey that he loves him, and hugs him. Jeffrey says, him too, and thanks David.
Candace sees Oscar in the hotel lobby, and keeps walking. Oscar calls Jim, who’s at Wyatt’s place with Kathryn. Oscar thinks he’s got what they’re after. He has all the information, and can make the transfers in the morning. He has Wyatt’s ID, and someone who looks like Wyatt who will make it happen. He’ll call Jim when it’s done. Jim thanks him, and Kathryn asks what that was about. Jim says, Wyatt’s inheritance; he got it back. She asks how, and he says he has his ways. He didn’t get all of it, but most of it. He says Kathryn went to Wyatt, but he went around him; there’s a difference. He keeps telling her that she needs him. He asks her to do him a favor and let him handle it. She asks if Wyatt knows, and Jim says he doesn’t know squat. She says he’ll be mad as hell, but that’s where Jim wants him to be.
Candace calls the bar, and tells Rocky about Oscar sitting in the lobby. She needs him to take photos of Oscar’s laptop screen. Rocky says he’ll need a distraction, but she’s already on it. She wants Gia to call her. Rocky slips Gia a note, and she calls Candace. Candace asks if she sees Oscar, and says she needs her to distract him; keep his back to the bar. She tells Gia he won’t go for her being a hooker, just flirt and be a little drunk. Get him away from the computer.
Gia sits with Oscar, who says he’s really busy. She tells him that’s rude, and closes his laptop. She says she hates when guys are rude; she was just asking for a drink. He says he’s not into hookers, and she acts offended. He says it’s written all over her; he knows her type. Rocky takes pictures. Oscar tells Gia to go somewhere else. There must be another john somewhere; find him. She closes his laptop again, and he tells her, enough. She asks him if he sees the guy over there. He’s her pimp, and if she doesn’t sit there and pretend to talk, she’ll have a bad night. Oscar asks if this is his problem, and she says, please? He says, okay, talk, and she asks him just to let her sit there. She thanks him for saving her life, and he thanks her for interrupting his. She starts babbling about how she likes to swim and loves shopping. Rocky sends the pictures to Candace.
Candace says, this is good. She’s got Jim’s account numbers, and she’s got Jim.
Veronica gets a call from Candace, who says she needs something from her. Veronica calls her a hood rat always looking for cheese. She calls Candace little girl, and Candace tells her not to be condescending; she’s trying to help. She asks if Veronica knows Lloyd at the bank. She needs an account opened in the name of the Cryer companies with her as the only signer and registered owner. Veronica asks what she’s up to, and Candace says, David. It’s what she has to do to help her take him down. She tells Veronica that David bought a house. Veronica asks if it’s a house for her, and Candace says she’s living with him. Veronica says he barely knows her, and Candace says her girls are really good. It’s in the same neighborhood Veronica wanted to live in, but he’d told her it was too expensive. Veronica asks for the address, but Candace says she’ll get it after she opens the account. Veronica looks stunning, in an off-the-shoulder bodycon dress with bell sleeves, and a high ponytail Blond Ambition style.
Veronica calls Lloyd, explaining that she needs an account set up right away, and gives him the particulars. She says since she and David are going through a divorce, she needs him to think it’s the Cryer’s account and not hers. Veronica walks away, and Melissa, who also looks amazing in a blue paisley sundress (and not the ones you get for five bucks), checks out Veronica’s phone. She sends a text.
Benny says, this woman. Hanna asks why his face looks like that, and he says it’s nothing. He asks if he can have some space for his personal business. She tells him to do what he wants, but don’t see that crazy-ass woman. He says he’s not, and tells her to stop. Hanna tells him to stop it with her. He says he’s sorry for all of it; whatever he did. Hanna says he knows what he did, and he says he’s sorry for whatever she wants him to be. The doorbell rings, and it’s Kathryn’s glam squad. They heard Hanna has a date. She directs them to the bathroom, and calls Kathryn.
Jim asks if there’s anything to drink, and Kathryn reminds him that Wyatt is clean. Hanna calls, and tells Kathryn don’t try to sound innocent; there’s a serious makeover team there. Kathryn says it will be fun and wonderful; she’ll look fantastic. Hanna thanks her, and says she’s been thinking about something else; praying about it. Does Kathryn remember when she offered Hanna a promotion? I hope so, since that was last week. Hanna thinks she can come back to work, but as a supervisor, Kathryn says that’s good news, and they’ll talk later. Hanna says she’d kill her, but thanks. Kathryn wants her to enjoy her date, and can’t wait to hear about it.
Candace comes by Oscar’s table and tells Gia to get her ass up. She asks Oscar if he’s messing with whores now, and Gia says she’s not a whore. Candace tells her again to get her ass up, and Gia leaves. Candace says she thought Oscar was smarter than that, and asks if he’s still got his wallet. He says she didn’t come near him, but Candace says she made him look. Oscar says she’s in a better mood, and she tells him she wants to hear about the plan for Charles. Oscar says, finally. Is she in? She wants to hear the plan first, but not there. She tells him to come up to her room, and stop messing with whores. She says not to make her wait too long; she’s horny. He says, yes, ma’am.
David gets home sits on the stairs, bummed. Erica, who apparently only bought loungewear, says his energy is heavy; he has a lot on his mind. He tells her that he does, and she gets a bottle of wine, giving him a glass. He thanks her, and they sit in silence. She asks him to let her rub his shoulders. She wonders if he wants to talk, but he says not particularly. She asks if it’s crazy ex-wife drama, but he says it’s got nothing to do with her; it’s about his son. He’s realizing how much damage he did to him. When you love someone who’s no good for you, and stay with them, the children see it. They watch and learn, and it makes an impression. They become carbon copies of you. He thought he was being a good husband; loving, caring, and standing by her no matter what, but he was really teaching his son how to take abuse. He created a mess. Erica says he can’t help that he loved her or regret it. He doesn’t regret that, but regrets his son saw it and adopted that part of his heart that loves with disregard to his own well-being. She asks how old he is, and David says not much younger than her. She says, he’ll learn; he’ll get it. David hopes it’s soon. Erica is sorry he’s so stressed, and he says it feels good coming home to her. She likes him; he’s a good guy. He asks if she’s sure, and she suggests showing him. He says, please do, and they kiss.
Candace calls Veronica, and asks if it’s done. Veronica says, yes, and asks for the address. Candace wants to know what she’s doing with it. They’ve set up a great plan, and Candace doesn’t want her going over there. Veronica says she opened the account. Does Candace want her to close it? Candace wants to wait twenty-four hours, and says she’ll get it tomorrow. She hangs up, and Veronica says Candace thinks she’s playing with her. She calls back, and tells Candace to give her the address or the account will be closed. Candace says she’ll mess things up. She’s unstable, and Candace has a plan for David. She’s too crazy to keep control. Veronica says Candace doesn’t know her, and to give her the address now. Candace gives it to her, and Veronica hangs up.
Oscar comes to Candace’s room. She tells him to take his clothes off. He says he’s not doing this; she’s up to something. She says so is he, and calls him paranoid. She’s the one who should worry; he stole her money. He says that’s why he can’t trust her. He says she wanted to talk about Charles, and Candace says he got her out of jail. Oscar says his source was right; Charles is still into her. She wants to know the plan. He says powerful people want dirt on Charles, and it’s hard to get on such a clean guy, but they can bury him. Candace says he’s not like Oscar thinks; he’s smart like they are, and won’t fall for it. She suggests he take his clothes off and have a drink. He says he’s not doing this, and she says she’s not talking then. He tells her one drink only.
Wyatt goes to a bar in the middle of nowhere. He orders tequila, and the bartender asks if he wants to run a tab. Wyatt asks if there’s anything harder, and the bartender says, sorry. Wyatt gives him a credit card, saying he’ll run a tab. The bartender talks to another guy, and the guy goes over to Wyatt. He says if Wyatt is looking for something harder, go to the men’s room. Wyatt leaves the bar. The guy waits, then follows. He checks the stalls, and asks what Wyatt needs; he has it all. Wyatt asks if he has coke, and the guy asks if he’s a cop. Wyatt asks if he looks like one, and the guy says he looks like a choirboy. He asks how much, and Wyatt hands him a thick stack of bills. The guy gives him enough cocaine to choke a horse, and says whatever Wyatt needs, he has it – and he delivers. He leaves, and Wyatt looks at himself in the mirror, then looks at the coke.
Veronica drives to David’s place. She walks to the front door, and looks through the windows.
This was the pre-finale finale. HAHN will be back on May 1st at 9 pm for the most explosive single episode season yet. When you scorn the devil, everyone gets burned, and it isn’t who will die, but how many. It looks good!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The ladies meet for a meal. Dorit tells Teddi to fill everyone in. Teddi says Erika is pretending, and Erika says she never pretends, telling Teddi, don’t do that to her again. Teddi walks out and down the street with LVP following.
Five days earlier…
LisaR and Erika meet for lunch, and Eileen joins them. Eileen says she’s just been working, hanging with the family, and doing her thing. LisaR misses her from the group. Eileen says blah-blah-blah about her kids. LisaR says they’ve moved on and forward with Dorit, and thinks they’re making progress. Erika says they’re confused. LisaR says she and Dorit connected, but something always happens. Erika tells Eileen that they’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, and Eileen says a big, fat, effing boot.
Kyle shows Mauricio some furniture that she picked out to go with the renovation. She wanted more of a modern fresh feel. They went to a house to look at the floors, and are now discussing moving into it. They talk about the pros and cons. Kyle wonders why they’re doing this, when the other home already has everything they want. She confesses to driving by it every day. Mauricio thinks they should check it out again. Portia thinks they should move since she made a mess of her room. Rich people’s problems.
Teddi goes for a mani/pedi with LisaR. LisaR tells her about having dinner with Dorit. She tells Teddi you would never have expected them to be together at a dinner table. We flash back to LisaR being an a-hole in Tokyo. Teddi asks if she thinks Dorit has put it behind her. In her interview, Teddi has a hard time with someone saying one thing, but thinking something different. Teddi reluctantly tells LisaR that after Vegas, she and Edwin had dinner with Dorit and PK, who were rehashing it. We flash back to PK said LisaR might be schizophrenic. LisaR tells Teddi that he’s said it before, and Teddi asks how she feels about it now, after she’d apologized? We go back again to the dinner, and PK inferring that she’s not really sorry. LisaR says you can’t fight it, and it’s on them. She tells Teddi that she’s been honest, open, and wanting to move on. In her interview, Teddi says it seems like a pattern with Dorit. We see some clips, one of which is Dorit accusing LisaR of a rage and regret schtick. Teddi says she felt fake looking at LisaR, and like she was a liar. LisaR says it’s not a big deal; there have been things much bigger. She tells Teddi that she wants to get the girls together for drinks and catching up on Saturday.
Erika gets ready for a book cover photo shoot. She wants it to be over-the-top, and to stand out, making people want to read the book. She says Simon and Schuster has been good to let her have creative control over the cover. She tells Mikey she just got another chapter. It’s about money, and she tells us, this sh*t is expensive. Explaining the process of a cover shoot, she says you go through a lot of set-ups and costumes to get the right picture; you have to make a statement.
PK and Dorit go to a meeting about the swimwear line. In her interview, Dorit says she’s spent endless time on the collection. They’re introduced to the head designer, and see the factory. Dorit says she grew up with the sound of a sewing machine and the smell of fabric. In her interview, she says she and PK are partners, but it was difficult to digest the changes he made. He’s a visionary and successful, so she feels lucky for getting the advice. They look at some sketches. Dorit says it’s fun, but classy, and feels like her brand; a blossomed idea of her initial thoughts. In her interview, she says she can always fire PK, but she still has to sleep with him at night.
Dorit visits Erika, and is impressed with the spread and the Cristal. In her interview, she says Erika gave her champagne in an actual champagne glass. They toast to their friendship. Dorit asks about the book, and Erika tells her that she just shot the cover. She’s enjoying the process, and the best part is the other people in her life sending her their memories; it’s a complete circle of events. We see a clip of her talking to her mom. She tells Dorit that she has a lot of work to do, but chapter by chapter, it’s coming along. They talk about Dorit’s swimwear line, and Dorit tells her the name was changes to Beverly Beach. Erika thinks it’s cute, and Dorit says it evokes a magical, fictional place; it’s a lifestyle. Erika says you can create anything you want it to be. For Pete’s sake, it’s just bathing suits. Dorit thinks she was ganged up on at LVP’s birthday party by Teddi and LVP. Erika asks if she’s detecting jealousy. In her interview, Erika says she’s disappointed in Dorit. The need for love and attention being the basis of a relationship, isn’t good for anyone. She believes everyone should be more independent.
LVP and Teddi go for a drink at PUMP. LVP asks Teddi if she thought her joke about Dorit’s glass at the party was funny. She did, but says she needs to have a conversation with Dorit where no one else is involved. She doesn’t want a serious conversation with a bunch of other people. LVP says then they chime in. Teddi says everyone else’s opinions cloud the situation.
Erika says LVP is going to continue to punish Dorit. Dorit says she likes Teddi, but she’d said a conversation with Dorit just goes around and around, when the same can be said for her. Erika asks why she didn’t say something. Dorit says if she wanted an accountability coach, she’d hire one. Erika says she seems to have issues with everyone except her, and Dorit says there are no issues with LisaR.
Kyle and Mauricio look at the house. Mauricio says it has a good vibe, and Kyle says it seems like a happy house. It’s the same vibe she’s going for in the reconstruction, but larger. It’s more property, but still has a homey feeling. It’s a better version of everything she loves about the house she’s living in now. Mauricio proclaims the backyard fantastic. He says it’s a hard call, but Kyle says it’s first one where she’s gotten the feeling she can make it her home. In her interview, she says properties sell fast in Beverly Hills, and they don’t have the luxury of sitting back, or it will be gone. Mauricio tells her an offer has already been made, so they have to decide quickly.
Teddi calls Dorit. She thought they should have a chat; a one-on-one conversation. She asks if she can pick Dorit up when they go for drinks. They can talk in the car.
The other girls get there first. Kyle tells LVP that they’re buying a new house. LVP is surprised Kyle didn’t ask her to see it first. Kyle says it’s lucky she knows the best realtor. There had been a few offers, and they had to move fast. She can’t wait for everyone to see it.
Teddi picks up Dorit, who comes out in a horrible pair of gold lame bell bottoms. Teddi has something that needs to be said, but she doesn’t want to make it a bigger deal than it is. Man, she just does not get it. These girls always make things a bigger deal than they are.
Camille, Dorit, and Teddi join the group. In her interview, LVP says she dealt with Dorit as she saw fit. She loves and forgives her, and has moved on. Everyone orders drinks. Kyle is taking Portia to see Hamilton, and since tickets were a hassle to get (and no doubt cost as much as a Birkin), there’s no way she’s missing it, so she’s leaving soon. LisaR says her mom is coming to town, and invites everyone to lunch. Kyle tells them to behave, and jets. Camille asks if Dorit is still upset over the ball-gag gift, and Dorit says she isn’t. Camille says it was just a joke. Dorit blindsides Teddi, asking if she’d like to fill the ladies in on what they talked about. So much for a private conversation. Teddi says the reason they talked in the car was that she wanted to talk only to Dorit, and not bring everyone into it. If she’d wanted to announce it, she would have done it herself. In her interview, Teddi says that she wanted to protect LisaR.
She tells them that after Vegas, Dorit and PK were talking about LisaR. LisaR says their relationship has been amazing since Vegas. Teddi says she couldn’t look her in the eye. Dorit says it was three months ago, and in passing (whatever that’s supposed to mean). She says it’s to restart something with someone she’s trying to work out issues with. She thinks her hands are clean, but she’s starting fires. Some kind of mixed metaphor there. LisaR thinks Dorit feels she waited a long time to bring it up. Teddi says she’d never said something, and it was making her uncomfortable. In her interview, LisaR doesn’t think Teddi is stirring anything; she thinks she’s doing the right thing. She’s a baby dolphin in a pool of sharks. LisaR says she and Dorit have come a long way. She’s not upset; they’ve said things that are much worse. In her interview, LVP says the only thing Teddi is guilty of, is bringing up something that’s dead and buried. Igniting it isn’t the smartest move. LisaR tells Dorit that if Teddi sees loose ends, she has to tie them up; it’s who she is. Dorit is like, are you kidding me? In her interview, LisaR thinks Dorit’s time as pet is up with LVP, since a newer, younger version came along. Teddi says she wanted a real conversation with Dorit. Dorit says she wanted to end it, but it ends when Teddi decides it does. She says no one had the same impression Teddi did at the NYC dinner; they didn’t think she was badmouthing or bashing LVP. Teddi tells her that she didn’t say that. She said it would have hurt her feelings, and Camille and Erika agreed. Erika doesn’t remember saying that, but we flash back, and yes, she did. Teddi remarks on her possible pretend amnesia, and Erika gets really pissed. She tells Teddi to never say that. LVP tells her to calm down, but Erika says she’s serious. She doesn’t pretend; it’s the truth that she doesn’t remember.
In her interview, Erika says Teddi is implying she’s lying because she doesn’t have the balls to come out and say it, but she simply doesn’t remember, and she’s tired of being nice. LVP tells Erika she’s coming across as aggressive, but Erika isn’t having it. She says she’s not pretending. In her interview, LisaR says she’s queen of not remembering – we flash back to that – so she doesn’t blame Erika. Teddi didn’t realize it would upset her so much, and says she’s sorry; she thought Erika was changing her story for convenience. Erika says she told her that she doesn’t remember. LVP says, let’s go, and Teddi gets up. In her interview, Erika says she’s not the bad guy. She wanted to talk about it, expect a response. Camille tells Teddi to stay strong. Dorit and Teddi leave, with LVP following. Teddi starts to cry, and Dorit says she’s not allowed to be upset. Teddi starts booking down the street. Everyone is outside by now, and Erika tells Dorit to leave her alone. In her interview, Erika says you can’t expect to push and not get pushed back. Dorit says call her what you will, she still has a heart, and can’t stand to see anyone cry.
LVP tells Teddi they’ve seen this side of Erika before in Hong Kong when she blew up at Eileen. We flash back to that. Teddi says she kept being aggressive. She changed her story whether she remembers or not. LVP wonders why get that upset if her answer is legitimate? Teddi tells LVP that Erika is good at hurting her feelings. LisaR feels Erika was too strong with Teddi, but Erika says don’t call her a liar then. In her interview, LisaR thinks Erika will eventually apologize, but in her interview, Erika says don’t go looking for an apology; she’s never going to get it, calling Teddi Miss Crybaby.
Next time, Harrison! Giggy! One of LVP’s pets die (but it’s not Harrison or Giggy, thank God), LisaR’s mother arrives, and Kyle as a séance.
📖 I caught some of The Book of John Gray, and wondered who this woman was that I recognized. It turned out to be Tami Roman from The Real World: Los Angeles. That was back when the show was actually good. People had lives and jobs and did things, rather than just having drunken sex in a hot tub. She also gave a worthy quote: Sometimes unfair is necessary to help someone else. I don’t know if that’s true, but it sounds good.