What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Nathan nearly walks in on Maxie messing with her wedding dress. She screams at him to get out. She puts the dress away and asks why he’s there. He says he was able to take some time off and thought they could hang out together. She asks how much he saw of the dress and he says enough to know it’s gorgeous. He asks why she even had it there and she says she was making sure it was perfect, but now it’s cursed.
Griff is obviously distressed. Anna asks if he could use a friendly ear. She asks if they’re friends and he says she was cordial at the Nurses Ball, but he thought she was just faking it. She says it was one thing to find out he was a priest, but another to see him give last rites to the man who murdered his father. Anna says she realized she didn’t have to understand his reasons, just that he believes differently. She wants them to stay good friends, not just because of Duke, but because he’s been supportive of her in other ways. She asks how he became a priest and why he didn’t tell her. He asks how well she knows Nathan.
Morgan brings Carly flowers and she asks what he wants. Ha-ha! He says he’s just thanking her for being a good mom. He adds that he’s also in a good mood over Kiki. Carly says they must have had some chat last night. He says she must think he’s manic, but she says she knows the difference between that and a good mood. He says Kiki decided to give him another chance, after he’d stupidly broken up with her the last time she visited. Carly doesn’t want him pinning his recovery on another person. Morgan says he and Kiki have a bond like Carly and Sonny. Carly says they’re not exactly the best example, which is an understatement. Morgan says Kiki almost got interested in Dillon.
Dillon meets with Kiki. He tells her he doesn’t want to give her up without a fight. Dillon says he thought he was being the good guy by bowing out gracefully. He tells Kiki that there’s been so much drama in her and Morgan’s relationship, that it’s blurred reality. He says he cares about her and she deserves to be happy. She says Morgan needs her and what if Morgan is the person who makes her happy? Dillon says if that was the case, they wouldn’t be starting over for the millionth time.
Julian grabs Sonny’s arm and says he’s lying, and that Alexis can’t be pregnant because he doesn’t know how babies are made. Sonny tells Julian not to touch him. He tells Julian that after he framed Alexis for Carrrlos’s murder, she finally got a clue as to who he really is. He says he’s going to find a way to put Julian behind bars or in the ground.
Alexis looks over old photos of her daughters. She tells herself she can do this.
Morgan tells Carly about seeing Kiki kiss Dillon and that he showed up when Morgan was at Kiki’s place. He says Kiki told him that there was nothing going on with Dillon in comparison to what they have. He says Dillon isn’t keeping boundaries though, so he needs to talk to him. Carly tells him that she loves him and to be careful.
Kiki tells Dillon he’s a great guy. He says if it’s the start of a letting-him-down speech, stop now. She says he’s going to find someone wonderful. He thanks her for the compliments, but asks if there’s a small part of her that wants to pursue things with him. She says she can’t. He says, can’t or won’t?
Julian shows up at his home, asking Alexis if it’s true that she’s pregnant. She threatens to call the police, but tells him it’s true. Julian asks why she didn’t tell him and she says why bother? He asks how far along she is and she tells him to get out. He says they need to make plans. She says what kind of plans, pre-natal care while she’s incarcerated or him taking the baby while she’s in jail? She says he married her under false pretenses and she’s not thinking of getting rid of the baby; she’s thinking about how to keep it away from him. He says he’d never hurt her and she says that’s all he does. He tells her to calm down for the baby’s sake. She smacks him and tells him to never mention the baby again. She says he might not get punished and she might go to prison, but he’s never getting near her child.
Morgan goes to meet Kiki at the bar and sees Sonny. Morgan asks if Sonny can give him a job. Sonny says he’s opening a new coffeehouse and Morgan can work there. Morgan is excited about Kiki and Sonny tells him not to rely on one person to keep his bearings. Morgan says Kiki is the one who matters most.
Dillon says if Kiki is reconnecting with Morgan out of a sense of obligation, it’s a disservice to all three of them. He says obviously she’s drawn into the chaos that surrounds Morgan, but she should at least consider the alternative, being in a relationship that doesn’t include drama. They kiss and Carly sees them.
Maxie goes on about a one-of-a-kind dress from Lisbon turning into doom. She tells Nathan their luck has sucked and she wanted this one thing to be problem free. Nathan says he seems to be putting her through one thing after another. She says she’s no prize either. He says if she had her heart set on the dress, just wear it. She reconsiders how perfect it was and says she’s going to look for the real perfect dress.
Anna tells Griff that she’s worked closely with Nathan and he’s been kind to her. Griff says he got into a situation between Maxie and Nathan and isn’t sure he handled it properly. She asks if he’s interested in Maxie, but he says no way. Although he’s on leave, he’s still a priest. Anna asks why he left the priesthood. Let me add here that he never answered her first question about how he became a priest in the first place. He says he tried to provide support for a woman who said her husband was cold and cruel, and he allowed himself to be seduced. He says he chose to break his vows and it ended horribly. Anna asks if he was able to help her and Griff said she didn’t really need help, that she lied about her husband, and in the end, they all paid a terrible price.
Sonny says one of the problems with being bi-polar is that when you’re in a good mood, people worry. Morgan says he knows that he has a support system if things go bad, and Kiki isn’t his entire world, but she’s important. Sonny tells him to take his time. Morgan says he is.
Kiki and Dillon continue to kiss. Carly disappears. Kiki says she can’t right now and Dillon says he respects that. He says that he said what he came to say and has to get back to work. He doesn’t want to pressure her, but wants her to think about things.
Julian says he can’t believe the anger and hate coming out of what should be an amazing moment, because he’s delusional. He says all Alexis can talk about is keeping him from his child. Alexis says she’s going to prison because of him, but then again, he never takes responsibility for anything. He says he loves her and the love is even greater now. He says something has to change and they need to rethink how they’re going to proceed. Not exactly saying he’s going to take his own heat.
Maxie tells Nathan their relationship has been filled with complications and obstacles, and she just wanted something to go right, but in the end, it’s just the two of them that matter.
Anna asks if Griff is in trouble. He says he’s already said too much and the rest of it is between God and the people involved. He asks about Alexis getting arrested. Anna says she’s a good investigator and one way or another, Julian will pay for what he’s done. Griff says not to neglect her own needs and that he thinks Duke would want her to find someone. She says first she has to gather evidence.
Alexis asks what Julian means by rethinking things. She says they can’t change what happened, but Julian says maybe they can change some things. He says he didn’t realize the toll it would take on her going to trial. He asks her to allow him to show her how much he loves her. Alexis still isn’t getting her question answered and asks if he’s going to still make her stand trial for what he did.
Griff ponders things. He flashes back to a night of passion with Claudette, which isn’t exactly The Thornbirds.
Nathan and Maxie discuss wedding dates. She picks one and he asks if it’s not too soon. She says it’s not soon enough.
A woman we don’t see looks at Nathan and Maxie’s engagement announcement on her tablet.
Morgan approaches Dillon at the bar. He tells Dillon that he and Kiki are back together. He says don’t take it the wrong way, but he thinks it’s best that Dillon keep his distance from Kiki for now.
Carly asks Kiki what the hell she thinks she’s doing to her son.
Anna visits Sonny. He asks why she doesn’t seem to trust him after all they’ve been through. She says her trust is limited and conditional. Sonny says if what they’re doing doesn’t work out, he’ll find a way to get Julian. Anna says the last thing she wants to do is investigate Sonny for murder. He says it’s not necessary – Julian took his bait. Oh…
Alexis tells Julian to promise she won’t stand trial for Carrrlos’s murder because he’s going to confess. He says there’s one more thing. And gives her a pregnancy test. I call him several names out loud.
Tomorrw, Carly confonts Kiki, Finn is in jail, and Alexis tells Julian to confess first before she takes the test.
The Real Housewives of NYC
I’m glad the Wednesday shows got shuffled around so I can watch MasterChef and Wayward Pines. While a lot of critics were unhappy with the changes to Pines, I ‘m enjoying the move forward.
The girls are meeting for lunch or dinner or some meal. They trickle in. Jules is still hurting from her whoha accident. She shows a picture to Bethenny, who says she’s scarred for life now. Why do people have to memorialize everything on their phones? I hope she didn’t put that on her Facebook page.
Bethenny talks about her own whoha problems. She tears up, talking about how Dorinda went to the appointment with her. She doesn’t have any family and I can relate.
In this restaurant, you make your own pizza. My first on-the-books job was making pizzas. I didn’t eat them for years afterward. Carole talks to Jules about Jules’s eating disorder, and in her interview, Jules wishes they could get through one food activity without talking about it. The guy takes the pizzas to bake. Ramona, who got her pizza baked ahead of the others, is leaving early to meet a friend. She takes her pizza with her. On the restaurant’s plate.
Jules and Dorinda go out for a smoke and Carole and Bethenny discuss Jules. Carole says she claims to weigh 115, but Bethenny thinks Jules must be talking ounces. She thinks Jules is still in the middle of it and not dealing with it. The ladies regather, and their pizza creations come out. Jules has made something more like a calzone. Inside, there’s a fork, knife and measuring cup. Is Jules nuts? Dorinda thinks maybe her pain meds are getting to her.
Carole talks to Jules about her eating habits. Jules also takes Adderall, which concerns Carole as well. Jules, however, says she’s fine. Not once did I ever cook a fork in a pizza. Not even during the 70s.
Heather, who was on the previous two seasons, gets together with Carole and their men, to go skating. It’s the winter village at Bryant Park. The girls go for a drink, while Adam and Jon continue skating. Carole talks about the cookbook that she and Adam are creating and how they can’t get past the proposal. Heather suggests taking a break from it for a while. Carole tells Heather about the calzone. Carole thinks Jules is playing games with her food, which is something people who have eating disorders do.
Dorinda visits Jules. Jules tells her about Carole being annoying. She felt like Carole and Bethenny were picking on her and says that Bethenny makes jokes at other people’s expense. She says she’ll have her guard up with Bethenny now and Dorinda says she should talk to her. I dunno about that. In her interview, Dorinda says she feels responsible for Jules, since she brought her on board.
Jules says that when she had her accident, she couldn’t get ahold of her husband and her brother had to take her to the ER. Since they’ve filed for divorce since the show started airing, I look at everything suspiciously. He doesn’t seem to be much of a caretaker with the kids either. Dorinda says women are perceived as super human. Right on, sister. In her interview, Dorinda says she feels Jules’s unhappiness.
Bethenny is going for a pre-op check up. The doctor wants the bleeding, which has been excessive, to slow before she has surgery. Her driver, Kevin, thinks she just needs bed rest, since she’s moving 24/7. In her interview, Bethenny says she spends more time with Kevin than anyone else and there’s a lot of TMI. Apparently so.
Sonja says she’s a high class hoarder and I have to agree. The basement of her townhouse is chock full of everything you can imagine. Dorinda is coming over to help her purge. She’s pretty helpful, especially when Sonja wants to keep things like every baby toy her daughter ever had. Sonja talks about her ex-husband and says she’s over him, but not over the family situation. She doesn’t want to give up the sense of family attached to the objects.
They talk about the Tipsy Girl thing. Sonja says she texted Bethenny, saying that life is short and it sounds like they’re in a slightly better place. She doesn’t want it to be extra stress for Bethenny. Too bad she didn’t think of that in the first place.
While in the car, Bethenny talks to her assistant about a living will. The doctor has told her it’s going to be a major surgery and this is something she needs to have. She calls another friend, upset that she also has to sign something about her uterus being taken out in the event of her hemorrhaging. She’s feeling lonely, since she has no family to turn to. Kevin tells her it will be all right. This is actually sad.
The Countess creates a night out for everyone. Tom isn’t there, but she’s meeting him later. She says she thinks Tom is going to propose on Valentine’s Day. She talks about having a party in Palm Beach. In her interview, Sonja expresses surprise at The Countess and Tom being serious about one another. Ramona tells Dorinda that The Countess hasn’t reached out to Carole in a more meaningful way in regard to an apology.
Dorinda thinks The Countess and Tom are moving fast, but she’s happy for them. Ramona calls The Countess over to the side. She tells The Countess that she’s on the outs with Bethenny and Carole. The Countess asks if she looks like someone who gives a flying. She’s miffed that they didn’t even RSVP. Ramona says she fumbled the ball with Carole. She thinks The Countess should have followed up. Yeah, we saw how well that went with Bethenny. She says she apologized and invited Carole to the party and that should be enough.
The Countess says she doesn’t care any more, but Ramona keeps telling her to go for a cup of tea with Carole, because she’s oblivious to anything but the sound of her own voice. The Countess tells Ramona she loves her, but she’s done. Jules is talking to Dorinda about Carole picking on her eating habits. Ramona joins them. Ramona repeats the whole thing that just happened with The Countess, who then horns in on the conversation. At this point, The Countess thinks Carole should apologize to her. She says she’s not inviting Carole to her wedding and Bethenny is questionable.
Next time, Dorinda tells The Countess that she needs to be more involved with the
show other women, Bethenny opens up to Carole about the surgery, and The Countess complains about the ladies not being happy for her.