What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
At the bar, Julian tells Alexis her eyes aren’t deceiving her. He’s real.
Ava looks at the contract which leaves the doctor with no responsibility.
Josslyn meets Oscar at the footbridge. She tells him Sonny and her mom are holed up in their room, probably talking about his mom mistaking Jason for Drew. Oscar says his mom was freaked too. She wouldn’t answer any questions and went to her room. Josslyn asks if he’s thinking what she is; that Drew is his dad.
Andrew and Sam cuddle on the couch. She says he’s definitely still him, her husband, to have and to hold. He tells her that all they need is proof, and once again it will be official.
Jordan and Curtis go to her place to make a frozen pie. He says as amazing as the Quartermaine pizza extravaganza was, he’s old school, and like turkey with Stella’s stuffing and cranberry sauce. Jordan says she never thought of him as Mr. Traditional. He might be enlightened, but he’s really just as stuffy as the Quartermaines. He asks why, because he wants all the trimmings? He gets a text, and she asks if it’s about Andre.
Julian tells Alexis that he’s out on bond. Alexis says she saw his sister’s statement, and thought maybe he’d get an appeal, but not a conditional release. He says there might be enough grounds for a new trial, but the judge thought he might have some family who wanted to spend the holidays with him. Alexis says Scotty must be thrilled, and he tells her it was mostly the judge’s call. He asks about Thanksgiving and the family, and the Jasons. Alexis tells him that there was a DNA test, and they’re identical twins, both a match for Jason Morgan. He can’t imagine how confusing that must be for Sam. Alexis says it’s mind-boggling, but she decided to stay with her husband and keep the family intact. Julian says it makes for tricky legalities for sure. He says he might never have a relationship with his children, but it’s not because he doesn’t want to. Alexis is glad he realizes that. Julian says he doesn’t expect anything from her – except one thing.
Griff call Ava and leaves a message. He says he’s getting a familiar feeling. He’s going to check her apartment, and if she’s not there, he’s assuming she’s seeking treatment for her scars. He tells her that he cares about her.
Ava tells Dr. Zajac that she understands he needs to protect himself, but it seems extreme. He asks if she didn’t sign the same kind of form at Dr. Klein’s clinic, and she admits to not paying attention. The doctor says his lawyers insist on it, and it’s not different than the pamphlet that comes with medication. No matter how obscure side effects, they have to be listed. It seems extreme, but they rarely occur. It’s her decision if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Andrew suggests tequila and dominoes, so he and Sam can relive a favorite memory. She tells him that he doesn’t have to do that.
Oscar says, so Jason’s twin got hit by a car, and had his face removed? Josslyn says he looks nothing like did before. He asks why they thought he was Jason, and she says the DNA matched. Oscar wonders why he didn’t say it was a mistake, but she says that’s the weird part. He remembers being Jason. Her mom and Sonny are trying to prove who the real Jason is, but the other guy thinks he’s Jason. He’s living in Jason’s apartment with Jason’s wife. Her mom says he’s in denial, probably because they have a baby daughter. His wife has two kids; one with Jason, and one with Andrew. He asks if she can tell him more about his father, but she says more than that, and tells him to prepare to be blown away.
Dr. Zajac tells Ava that she’s an excellent candidate. He can see why Dr. Klein was so keen to take her on. He says they can start as soon as his nurse finishes prepping her. Ava says she was taken off-guard about him wanting to start so quickly. She says Dr. Klein took photos, and gave her something to relax. Dr. Zajac tells him that photos will be taken once she’s under. His nurse enters with a syringe, and he tells Ava to lie back. He says soon it will be like twilight, and once she’s under the anesthesia, she won’t be aware of any pain. I notice how much makeup Ava is wearing. That alone would make me run, since you’d think any doctor who was going to work on her face would want that removed. He asks if she’s ready, and she says definitely not.
Julian wonders why his sister made a spontaneous statement exonerating him, and Alexis suggests maybe therapy was the motivation. Julian tells her they both know that short of a full-frontal lobotomy, that wouldn’t happen. She has no sense of decency or goodness of heart, and no therapy is that strong. He thinks someone coerced or threatened her.
Curtis says the text had nothing to do with Andre, and they probably won’t hear anything until after the holidays. Jordan says she feels like he’s not telling her something, and they’d promised to share information. He tries to turn her attention back to the pie, but she’s not having it. She says it’s probably his side babe at the MetroCourt. He says he’s helping her find her ex, and not stressing over it. She congratulates him on being enlightened, and tells him to show her the damn text.
Sam says Andrew-who-thinks-he’s-Jason doesn’t have to prove anything. He says he’s not trying to. He asks if she remembers the night during the storm. He was upset, and she made him realize he still possesses empathy, sorrow, and love. She made him whole, new, and complete again, just like tonight. I desperately want the planter on their coffee table. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s totally distracting me. Sam says, the past is past, now is now, to the future and learning how. Or something like that. They drink a shot, and she says it’s definitely better than wine. She suggests they go upstairs, make love, and sleep in each other’s arms. He tells her that she doesn’t have to ask twice. No surprise, there’s a knock at the door. It’s Josslyn and Oscar.
Alexis doesn’t think she has the wherewithal to coerce Julian’s crazy sister, nor does she lack the sense to petition on his behalf. Julian says maybe the beating got to her. She says he should give his lawyer credit, but he says Scotty was as shocked as he was. It had to be her. She asks the bartender for a drink.
Ava says everything is happening too quickly. She had a bunch of paperwork sprung on her, now Dr. Zajac wants to start the procedure. She asks if the check cleared. Dr. Zajac says the timing was perfect, and he thinks his skills are on par with Klein’s. He says he doesn’t normally do this, and shows her some testimonials on his tablet. Ava says she can relate, but what’s the rush? The doctor says he was under the impression she wanted to move forward quickly, but if she wants to prolong the treatment, he’ll return her check and see what he has open after the holidays. He looks at his schedule, and tells her he’s booked solid until February. Ava says let’s go ahead. She doesn’t want to wait that long. Dr. Zajac says she won’t be sorry, and it will be over before she knows it. She should see the full effects by Christmas or shortly after, and in the new year, she’ll be as beautiful as she was before the accident. No she won’t. Griff busts in and stops him.
Josslyn introduces Oscar, apologizing for dropping in so late. She didn’t think they were the types to turn in early. Sam asks if Carly knows she’s there. Josslyn says she can call or text, but she didn’t want to bother them, since they’re all wound up with the double-Jason thing. She says it’s not an issue for them. They’re neutral territory. They’re Switzerland. Andrew says they’re in short supply. Sam asks what brings them by, and Josslyn says they’re doing research on a lost person.
Dr. Zajac tells Griff that he’s in the middle of a treatment. He can’t bust in and violate the patient’s privacy. Griff says he’s a physician too, and what he’s doing is unethical and dangerous. Ava says she knows what she’s doing, but Griff says, no, she doesn’t.
Alexis gets her drink, which is club soda or something like that. She tells Julian that she won’t let this encounter, or any other, drive her to drink. He asks why they’re meeting in bar, She reminds him how she ran him over with the car the year before, and he says he’s recovered. She tells him about the turkey landing on the floor with the rest of the dinner, and everyone leaving hungry. Julian laughs, and says, sorry. Alexis says she takes pride in her sobriety, so don’t think he’s preventing slip up. He asks why here, and she tells him maybe to remind herself that she’s stronger than a year ago; maybe to get out of the house for a while. She tells him they’re not going to have casual conversation where she confides to him about her day. He says that won’t stop him from caring. Alexis asks where he’s going.
Jordan accuses Curtis of playing her with text from Stella, and he says he got her going. He says the Andre trail is cold, and Jason is a friend. It’s way important and personal. They’ll find the answers they need. Jordan says they’ve always been a great team. Curtis tells her stressing isn’t doing them any good. Maybe they can start by heating things up tonight, and he doesn’t mean the pie.
Josslyn tells Sam that since she’s a PI, she thought Sam could give Oscar pointers on how to track a lost person. Sam says she doesn’t work in the field any more, but she can help with research. Andrew asks if it’s really for school, and what class. Oscar says it’s a seminar on forensics, but Andrew isn’t buying it. He tells Oscar to start over, and give them the real reason. There’s a knock at the door. Andrew says it’s like Grand Central, and Oscar got a reprieve. It’s Kim.
Dr. Zajac tells Ava that he realizes her friend thinks he’s helping, but the sooner he treats her, the sooner she can return to confidence and beauty. Ava tells Griff she’s sorry, but she knows the risk for vanity, but it’s within her grasp. Griff tells Dr. Zajac that he can leave now, or he’s contacting the police and they’ll see if his facility is licensed. Dr. Zajac walks out, telling Griff to leave premises immediately. Ava asks how he knew where she was. He tells her he saw the research on her laptop, and took a chance she’d be there. She thanks him, saying he stopped her from something incredibly stupid. He says doctors like this prey on a patient’s vulnerabilities, but Ava says she’s the one who sought him out. It was after what Carly said about how Griff would become interested in someone younger and more beautiful. He doesn’t want her to worry about that, but she says she does. She tells him that Carly said out loud what she was thinking. She doesn’t want to be needy and insecure. Griff tells her that she’s one of bravest, strongest, and most stubborn people he knows. He says that if she needs reassurance, he’ll never get tired of giving it to her, and kisses her.
Julian tells Alexis that he’s not sure where he’s going. Ava hasn’t returned his calls, and he thought he’d lie low until she gets back. Alexis asks if there’s a date for the retrial, but he says not yet. He wants to try and connect with his family, and supposes he’ll have to find a job now that he’s sold the media company. He doesn’t know who would hire someone wearing an ankle monitor though. He says you know what they say about hitting bottom, and Alexis finishes, there’s no place to go, but up, adding that it’s one of those pithy AA slogans. Julian thanks her.
I guess Curtis finally put the pie in the oven, because Jordan’s place is full of smoke. Curtis says the pie isn’t the only thing on fire; good thing he already had dessert. They banter with each other, and Jordan tells him that he’s really a softy, and a traditional guy. He says not to tell anyone; it will ruin his street cred. He looks at his phone, and says his contact got a hit. They have an address for Andre.
Kim asks if Oscar is there, and introduces herself. Oscar wonders how she knew, and she reminds him there’s an app on his phone. Josslyn begs her not to tell Carly about it. Kim says she’s Oscar’s only parent, and she needs to know where is at all times. She asks why he’s bothering people he doesn’t know. He tells her it’s research. Sam used to be a PI , and was helping with his homework on how to find lost person.
Griff takes the flash drive. Ava says she’s ready to go. He wonders if he should call the cops, but she says no; pretend the place never existed. She says even though she was being foolish, he came through for her again. They leave the clinic.
Alexis isn’t sure what Julian is thanking her for, and he says for whatever she did to get him out. She insists she didn’t do anything. He says he’ll put it another way, and thanks her for caring. She watches him leave.
Jordan is all excited, saying she has to pack, and what is she going to do about her hair? Curtis wonders what the what about her hair, and she says it’s humid in Cuba. Curtis says they’re going to find him. She says he’s the only person who can tell them why two men have the same memories, and who is really Jason.
Kim apologizes for the disturbance, and says she’ll take Josslyn home. Josslyn says she can Uber, but Kim says she doesn’t think so. She thanks Sam and Andrew for being understanding. In the hallway, Oscar says that’s the other Jason, the one they were talking about who might be Drew with another face. Kim says she feels sorry for him; he’s in a difficult situation. Kim tells Josslyn that she’s taking her home first. Josslyn says her mom knows where she went, and Kim says then she won’t be surprised when she tells her where she found Josslyn. She tells Oscar they’ll talk later, and she leaves to bring the car around. Oscar asks if Josslyn will be in trouble, and she says most definitely, but she’s sorry she got him in trouble. He tells her it’s worth it. This guy could be his father.
Andrew asks Sam what just happened? And you know what happens on my TV? GEORGE STEPHANOPOLIS. Two minutes – I kid you not – before the end of the show. But I catch the last freaking sentences on YouTube.
Andrew asks Sam what just happened? She says Josslyn is probably like her mother. She’s up to something, and dragging Oscar along. She’ll be grounded for a week. Andrew says it strange; he thinks he might have met Kim before.
Tomorrow, Jordan and Curtis find Andre, Maxie announces she’s pregnant, and Nina calls Sam out.
Drunk off her ass Jen screeches at Bruno, and flails her arms at him. Bruno tells her if she doesn’t stop screaming, he’s locking her in the bathroom. Kyle gets in between them, and closes the door on Jen. Bruno says he’s bleeding; she attacked him. In his interview, Nico says it’s out of control, and Captain Lee is going to hear about it. Kate says that if they fire Jen, the two who will suffer are Jen and herself. I’ll bet Jen is suffering in the morning.
The boat is readied for the guests. Jen is realizing the harsh reality of her situation. She was out of line calling Baker a whore, and feels remorseful. Come on, man, you just shouldn’t drink.
Nico says the guests are coming on board from an alternative watercraft, with two of them arriving later. Kate says Timothy likes to grandstand. Ugh! I couldn’t stand that guy. She tells Matt she wants fish with eyeballs looking at them, saying their charter has begun.
The deckhands discuss the previous night, Kyle saying he got the worst of it. Jen tries to down some coffee, and Kate asks for a meeting. She says there are only two rules: don’t embarrass yourself, and don’t embarrass yourself. Jen broke both. Jen tries to defend herself – she has what my MIL calls excuse-itis – but Kate says it’s not a conversation; it’s a lecture. She’s to keep the boat clean, and only ask what she’s to do next. If Captain Lee hears about it, he won’t have a problem letting her go. In her interview, Kate says if she hires someone new at this point, it will just be more work for her. Kate asks if Jen wants to stay, and Jen says of course. Kate tells her to start ironing linens.
Nico asks Bri how it’s going, and she tells him about the meeting. She’s just going to keep on keeping on. Baker hugs Jen, and tells her it’s all good. In her interview, Baker says it’s how Jen rolls. She gets drunk and crazy, and they’re used to it. Kyle asks if Kate needs anything. She says it’s his time to shine, and asks if he can make balloon animals. In her interview, Kate says Bri has shown tremendous progress, and she also wants Jen’s to pride suffer. She tells Bri to get her epaulet jacket, and gives her another stripe. Kate won’t listen to anything Jen has to say, except how can I help? Jen asks Kate to open a door for her, and Kate tells her to figure it out. I know it seems mean, but I don’t blame Kate. She’s had enough of this insolent drunk.
Kate says Timothy doesn’t want to take five minutes to walk down the dock, and he’s already annoying. The Valor docks. Nico says it’s been a long season, but this is it, and the deck crew actually has their act together. Kate says Timothy wants his life to be like Puff Daddy’s, and is surprised didn’t ask for Cristal champagne. The guests come in on jet skis, and Captain Lee calls them effing morons. I like how the captain never minces words.
Timothy tells them the helicopter wasn’t available, and remarks on the boat upgrade. He tells Captain Lee that he’s done well for himself. In his interview, the captain calls him a condescending pr*ck. Kate does the tour. Timothy says the other yacht was like the Holiday Inn in comparison. We flash back to how rude he and his guests were. The luggage arrives. Kate is grossed out by the fish eyeballs. The captain tells Timothy they can proceed, and arrange transport for the other two guests, but it will be uncomfortable and wet for them. Timothy says that’s what they get for arriving late. In her interview, Kate says Timothy wants to prove to people who thought he was a nerd in high school, that he’s actually cool. I’d say that hits the nail on the head. Too bad he’s not successful at that.
Nico calls his ex-girlfriend, Melissa. He says there’s been no communication, so hearing her makes him realize he screwed up big time. He says it’s not you, it’s me. <gag> In his interview, he tells us that Bri was like Tom and Jerry chasing each other, and an exciting new thing, but now that season is ending, he doesn’t know what to do. More like he doesn’t know how to dump her. Another disappointment.
Kyle gets that Kate isn’t happy about his criticism, but if you can’t take criticism, it’s not the job for you. I think it’s more like who the criticism was coming from. He’s a deckhand Bri grabs a snack, and Jen says must be nice to eat, and proceeds to use her fingers, taking pieces of fruit from trays for the guests. If it wasn’t for this jerk being the primary, I’d complain.
Timothy goes to galley, and Matt gives him the rundown. In his interview, Matt says it’s sink or swim, and he’d might as well go out with bang. Kate tells us garbanzo hummus is so twenty-sixteen. Timothy is working three phones. Nico says he’s never seen anybody so obsessed with Wi-Fi. Bruno feels like a real deckhand, and people can count on him.
Nico tells Kate about the quest for Wi-Fi. She says this particular beach has Wi-Fi, cocktails, and a sunset. The last two guests arrive. Matt grills vegetables and snapper fish, informing us that fish tastes best cooked whole. Other than the eyeballs, it looks phenomenal. Kate says there have been so many salads this season, even eyeball snapper is a welcome change. The guests enjoy the lunch. Kate explains about the cocktails and Wi-Fi sunset.
The water toys are released. Bruno gets his leg caught in a bungee cord when the slide is being put over the side of the boat. Nico helps get him out. He says for a second, he thought he’d lose his leg. He’s trying to forget the pain, and just work, but Nico tells him ice it now.
Timothy goes down the slide, and I hope he gets eaten by a shark. Jen says last night was out of control. She drank too much, and was obnoxious, but she’s over everybody thinking they’re better than her. She calls them pieces of sh*t for how they’re treating her. This chick is truly delusional. With the exception of Kate being pissed off, it all looks normal to me. The guests get ready to go to shore. Timothy says he can almost taste the Wi-Fi.
Captain Lee isn’t surprised Bruno hurt himself, and doesn’t feel sorry for him either. He says it was a stupid mistake, but he learned. The guests go to a cute place called Smokey’s on the beach. Kyle asks how Kate is. In her interview, she says she has to plan a circus party, deal with Jen and Matt, and can’t deal with Kyle, or at least she has good excuses not to.
Tonight is the tasting menu, with a lot of really cool dishes including something served in a half-coconut. Baker talks to Nico about Bri. In his interview, he says he doesn’t know what’s going to happen. She’s a great chick, but they live on opposite sides of the country. He tells Baker that he doesn’t know. The guests return.
Matt is proud that he’s pinpointed all of their palates. There’s ceviche, a beet salad, salmon over edamame, lobster bisque, and beef tartar, with another option for the vegetarian. The guests are loving it, but Timothy claims they’re still hungry. Kate thinks he’s joking, but says if he’s making the comment, why not make something else? Matt whips up a beef tenderloin course with couscous. Timothy says the chef got game. The dessert is coconut lychee sorbet, served in the half-coconut. Matt is proud of himself. Um… it’s not over yet. Take it from me; don’t relax. In her interview, Kate says that last night, she held Matt’s hand, and walked him through every food item he should serve.
Kate finds Kyle sleeping in the same place where he was saying the interior was lazy – the crew mess couch. She says he’s been there less than a week, and he’s already sleeping on job. Kate tells him go to bed, if he’s going to nap. In his interview, Kyle says Kate can be a bitch, even though he gets it. Everyone turns in.
Bruno says his leg is better, and he’s not feeling the pain. He’s going to learn from it, and move forward. Nico tells him he needs to focus. Matt asks Bri what she’s doing after the season is over, and she still thinks she’s hanging with Nico. Nico says Bruno is showing initiative. He likes how Bruno keeps on going. The breakfast is a lobster omelet. Timothy says he wants to go somewhere there’s Wi-Fi. Enough already. Don’t go on vacation in the middle of the water if that’s what you want 24/7. Kyle asks Kate if he can get an hour, and she tells him stand by and wait for direction. He says he missed her.
Jen’s daughter calls, upset that her mom isn’t there. Jen says she tries to shelf the negative, but it’s hard to pretend everything is okay. They make plans for when Jen gets back. She agrees it sucks that she can’t be there. Anchor is dropped. Captain Lee thinks Nico has made great strides in the right direction; better late than never. Timothy tells Matt to make it ridiculous, as much seafood as possible. He asks Kate if she’s going to be a clown, and she says no, but they’re having one. She also has to set up the fireworks, and create a champagne tower. They also want bottles of Dom Perignon for spraying each other. Timothy wants the crew involved. Kate is like, it figures Captain Lee gave them a lecture about the big money tip, and the guest is miserly.
Kate orders seventy-two bottles, and protective eyewear. She says so many things have been requested, it’s only a matter of time before the boat sinks. Nico offers to take the guests in for Wi-Fi. I’m going to cry if they keep saying that. Kate tries to build the tower, and talks to Nico about Kyle being obnoxious. She tells him that when someone says, “because we’re friends,” they’re being an a-hole. I never thought about it before, but she’s right. The morons go to shore for their stupid Wi-Fi. In his interview, Kyle says the last season they worked together, he and Kate were fine. He wants to know if they’re mates or not, and just wants to know where he stands.
Kyle is going to be the clown, and Kate says there’s a character for each crew member. Jen is going to be the mime. In her interview, Bri calls Kate clever, saying she knew Kate would find a way to keep Jen from talking. Baker tells Nico she’s going to spend some time in Bali after the season is over. Nico says he’s going home, and checking in. Bri says his brother passing away was a huge loss. He says it was almost unbearable. In his interview, he says he’s been running from his problems, and has to fix what he messed up and make it right again. Baker says time is a gift. They hug. A double rainbow happens.
Timothy asks if anyone wants pancakes, since they can if they want. Nico texts Melissa. He tells us that he realizes what had before, and wants to fully commit to Melissa now. Kyle complains that Kate has been highfalutin. Kate doesn’t want him coming to her with feelings. She thought he’d be a breath of fresh air, and instead he gave criticism when they don’t need more. Then he takes a nap on the mess couch. It doesn’t match with the guy who was critical. Kyle says no one would say anything. She says it’s not about him, it’s about the charter guests. In her interview, Kate says this is why they’re not as good of friends as Kyle thinks. She tells him not to focus on his feelings, but focus on work. They have no time for feelings.
Next time, the finale, the circus party happens, Timothy says it wasn’t perfect, and Nico has to end things with Bri.
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