What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Lucy tells Mac she wants to have lunch with him, Felicia, and Doc. They’re just having a friendly get together with old friends.
Chase is sorry to interrupt Anna. She says it’s her pleasure, but he says there’s nothing pleasant about it. The WSB has a lead on Obrecht.
Peter sees Ryan pretending to be Doc at the hospital. He says he’s heard Doc treats trauma survivors, and he needs help.
At the MetroCourt, Franco and Ava sit at the bar. She’s sold one of his paintings, and he guesses they’re having another truce. Ava says, a lucrative one, and gives him the check. She says there was a bidding war between collectors of the macabre. Now he can give Elizabeth her dream wedding. He toasts to dream weddings, and Ava toasts to true love.
Kiki sees Griff at the hospital, and asks if his suspension is over. He says he just came in to finish up some things. Maxie approaches, telling Kiki that she has a proposition. Griff says he’s late for a meeting, and leaves. Maxie asks Kiki if everything is okay, and she says it’s just hospital stuff. She asks what the proposition is, and Maxie asks how she’d like to appear in Crimson?
Lulu thanks Felicia for meeting her, and asks if it’s okay to record their conversation. She tells Felicia that it’s okay if she changed her mind. She knows the memories are painful. Felicia says it didn’t stop her from wanting to dig them up. She’s the sole survivor of Ryan Chamberlain’s killing spree, and she’s speaking out for those who no longer can.
Jason tells Sam that he knows about Oscar. She asks who told him, and he says he ran into Oscar on the pier. He was upset, so he let Oscar talk. Sam asks if Oscar told Jason that he’s dying. Jason says Oscar walking in on a meeting between his parents and the oncologist. He feels betrayed. It’s his life and he felt his parents had no right to keep the truth from him. Sam says, he has a point. Jason says it took a while to calm him down, but he got Oscar to call his parents. Sam says Oscar is lucky he ran into Jason.
Chase tells Anna that he got a message from Robert to pass along. She wonders why Robert would call Chase, and he says he’s the PCPD liaison for the WSB. Robert couldn’t reach herm and asked him to deliver it in person. Anna sees she missed a message and a text. She tell him, go on, but he says he’s not privy to the details; it’s outside the PCPD jurisdiction. She says she’ll call back, and find out who the operative is. She apologizes for being curt. It’s her exasperation with Robert. It’s like old times.
Maxie tells Kiki it took guts to take on David, and they want to showcase her power in a fashion spread, along with an article, and celebrate her strength and beauty. Kiki doesn’t know if that’s the way to go, but Maxie says she spoke truth to power. Crimson wants to show that beautiful women aren’t subject to harassment. Kiki made a bold, inspirational choice; a public choice. Let Crimson honor her.
Felicia tells Lulu that people go on about the murders like it was Ryan’s great achievement, but the man was evil. He’s dead, and deserves to be forgotten. Lulu promises to make sure the public knows the names of the victims, and gets a sense of who were. Felicia is concerned about a monster becoming a pop icon, but Lulu says the purpose is to take away the mystery. Felicia says they want to dive into his psyche like he should be somebody. He would love the attention.
Maxie tells Kiki it’s a powerful message that needs to be heard and seen. She can make an impact on women suffering the same battles day in and out.
Peter tells not-Doc that he just needs a prescription for something to sleep without nightmares. Maxie joins them, and says she hopes not-Doc is giving him help. She asks if he told not-Doc about the panic attack. Not-Doc says he had no idea Peter was so important to Maxie. Peter says he’s not, and its complicated. Not-Doc says Maxie’s mother is one of his oldest, dearest friends. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for Felicia. He says he’ll be happy help Peter sort out his demons, and tells him to make an appointment. He can’t write a prescription without a session. There, they’ll determine the best plan of attack. He excuses himself, saying he’s meeting Mac and Felicia for lunch. Maxie asks Peter if he’s still having panic attacks, or is he trying to get a prescription for other reasons? What’s going on?
Lulu tells Felicia that she wants to help. She can’t stop the avalanche of media attention, but was hoping if Felicia maps out what she’s going to say, they’ll get ahead, and she’ll be protected. Felicia asks how Lulu can protect her, and Lulu says she’ll print it word for word, the way Felicia wants. Felicia says she has to go meet Mac and Doc for lunch, but she wants Lulu to know she’s not Ryan’s victim. He came after her, but he didn’t get her. He lost, and she won. He’s dead, and she survived. She gets to have the life he tried to take from her, and she’ll never be his victim again.
Lucy tells Mac the old gang is getting together; like the good old days. Mac says, very old, and Lucy says, and very good. It’s been a while, and Doc needs their company. She got the weirdest vibe, and didn’t like it. Laura should be there; she’s been gone a long time. She thinks Doc is feeling the effects of her absence. It’s up to them to life his spirits.
Franco asks if Ava is still licking her wounds. She says they’re fresh wounds; her daughter’s claws are sharp. She went to make amends, and tells Kiki that she means more to her than any man could. Franco says, impressive, and asks how she screwed it up. When she got there, Kiki was half-dressed, along with Griff. Her boyfriend just moved in down the hall. The one night mistake keeps going.
Kiki asks Griff if he’d like to go to lunch. He’s been there for her, and she wants to be there for him. He says, Maxie seemed excited; what did she want? Kiki says she had a crazy idea to do a fashion spread with her. A powerful women in powerful clothes follow-up to #GHTOO. Griff thinks it’s a good idea, but she says she has a hard enough time being taken seriously at work. He says she doesn’t have to choose. He thinks she should do whatever she wants, but doesn’t think she should hide how beautiful she is. They decide to meet at the MetroCourt.
When Chase is gone, Finn says Anna is going after Obrecht, isn’t she. She tells him the WSB is capable. She’s not interfering. She just got back from a kidnapping. Finn says he was there. He tells her Cassandra is out there, but she says the drugs have probably worn off, and she’s in a coma again. Finn says she wants to do this herself, and she says he’s right. It will make her crazy if someone else finds her. He says he’s coming along, but she says he has his patients. He says his father’s life isn’t at risk; hers is. She asks him not to make her sneak out. Peter could be in danger, and she’d like Finn to keep an eye on him. They kiss.
Sam says it’s great that Oscar can talk to Jason. He doesn’t know how much good he did. The kid has more questions than answers. Sam says he’s not comfortable, and when he does something uncomfortable and supportive, he acts like it’s an accident. She hopes he knows giving Oscar a safe place to talk about hard stuff is a gift. He says he promised not to tell anyone, and Sam says Kim kept the truth from Oscar, and now the instinct is to keep the truth from everyone else. Jason says he gave his word; he has to keep it. Sam says it’s tearing him up, and eventually everyone who loves Oscar will find out, and be heartbroken.
Griff visits Anna, and tells her that he had to hand off patients at the hospital. It’s been a rough month or so. His access to sacraments was revoked. The monsignor believed he was performing duties related to the priesthood after he gave up the collar. She asks if she can help, but he doesn’t think so. He was leaving the hospital when it hit him. He’s without an occupation or a vocation. He didn’t know where to go, so he came there. He knows he kept the information that Peter was Faison’s son from her. She wishes he’d told her, but she can’t resent him looking out for Peter. He says sometimes he thinks he’s doing the right thing, and it tuns out to be a bigger mistake. His moral compass is spinning.
Peter is grateful for Maxie’s help, but they don’t work together anymore. Maxie says, he’s asking her to stay out of his life? Where has she heard that before?
Chase sees Finn at the hospital, and Finn asks, what’s going on? Chase he’s been given a tiny window to see into how Finn felt when his mom got sick. He feels better knowing Finn is the one taking care of dad. He thanks Finn.
Not-Doc sees Lucy and Mac sitting at a table, and Ava at the bar. He says Ava is as beautiful as ever. She turns around, and he apologizes, saying from the back, she looked like Felicia. Franco gives him the side-eye.
Lulu complains to Maxie that she can’t get into the medical records archive to look into Ryan, and Maxie tells her it’s not a library. Lulu says she needs a legal release from the next of kin. She hates bothering Doc, but she met with Felicia who had a great take on the story. Maxie wants to know about the confab between her and Peter. Was Lulu telling him to avoid her?
Franco introduces not-Doc to Ava, who says they’ve met. He apologizes for the mistake. Felicia comes in, and hugs him, saying they have so much to catch up on. Lucy runs up. She’s tells them she’s so excited, and grabs not-Doc, taking him to the table. Ava asks what’s up with Doc. Is he self-medicating? Franco says they all have their own medicines.
Felicia tells them about Lulu wanting to interview her about Ryan. Not-Doc says he thought that was a difficult subject, and Lucy thinks it should be put in the past. Mac says, serial killers are all the rage now. Not-Doc says his brother had a special kind of genius, and Lucy says, evil genius. But everything he lacked in kindness, compassion, and being human, Doc made up for. Felicia says it sickens her. He was a sick, empty shell of a human, but she’s now living the life he tried to take. She doesn’t have to worry about him touching her again. Not-Doc takes her hand, and it’s a pretty creepy moment.
Lulu tells Maxie that she didn’t tell Peter to avoid her specifically. Maxie asks what she did say specifically, and Lulu says she told him that his constant presence was muddying the water, and to stay as far away as possible. Let her live her life. Maxie appreciates Lulu’s intentions, but tells her, butt out. Lulu was just trying to help, but she gets it. They’re Maxie’s waters to muddy, and she’s not even dipping her little toe in.
Finn sees Peter at the hospital, and tells him that Anna has already packed a bag, and is going after Obrecht. Peter is surprised, and Finn thought Anna told him. He says she left a voicemail, but he hasn’t had a chance to check it out. He asks if there aren’t any other agents, and Finn says she’s the only one determined to protect him. How many times does she have to risk her before it’s okay? He wants to know when she can quit making amends.
Anna tells Griff she’s made worse mistakes than he has. She asks if he’s ever committed treason. She has, and should have been before a firing squad. They have people in their lives that they love, and their mistakes hang over them. Maybe she’s committed crimes, but she’s still done good, and tries to hang on to that. He says she’s saved more people than she’s hurt, and she says, so has he. He asks what he’s supposed to do? Wait and see? She says, even if the worst happens, his life isn’t over. He’s made big changes. He left the priesthood, and had a relationship; a whole one, with a beginning, middle, and end. Who’s to say a seismic shift wasn’t what he needed. He says she’s comparing his life to an earthquake, and she says, after an earthquake, you rebuild. They’ve both been running away from things they should have been running toward. He should stop and look around at life. See where he’s at. He says he feels lost, and she says he’s not. He’s still the same generous, giving person he’s always been. He’s dedicated his life to serving others. Maybe it’s time he just stopped for a minute and figures out what he wants back from the world. He says, how? and she says he needs to ask himself what he should be running toward.
Ava tells Franco that Kiki took Griff’s side while he said horrible things. She shouldn’t have listened to Julian. Franco asks if she’s just figuring that out now. She says, no more. She’s washing her hands of her daughter. Kiki walks in, and Ava says, speak of the devil. She says, isn’t this cozy? and Franco says, great timing. Ava wonders if living down hall isn’t good enough for them to see each other. Franco tells her this isn’t a good idea. Griff thinks they should leave, but Kiki isn’t running, and tells him, let’s take a seat.
Peter calls Anna, and leaves a message to stay safe. He sees Maxie, and says there’s a lead on Obrecht. Maybe she should warn Nina in case Obrecht wants to throw her under the bus about the kidnapping. Maxie says Obrecht wants him dead. What if she comes back to finish the job? Is he safe?
Sam says Monica has lost so many people she loves, and she and Oscar have bonded. It’s going to devastate her. Jason says she’s right. He has to be present, especially for Monica. Sam say she was terrified when Danny was sick, but she knew he’d be okay. She had that instinct, and she was right. She doesn’t know what Drew and Kim are facing is like. What it’s like to know there’s no cure.
Ava tells Franco that Kiki is trying to deliberately humiliate her in public. He tells her to let the martini do its job. She says she’d need more than one; more like five. He says she and Kiki love each other, and will remember that at some point, but she doesn’t think so; not this time. Her daughter is sleeping with the man she loved, and is rubbing her face in it. She knows what she’s doing, and knows there will be retribution. Anyone who hurts her, gets hurt in return. They’ll see who’s left standing. Whatever happens, Kiki asked for it.
Anna sees Finn at the hospital. She has him to thank, and shows him her phone. He asks if she means her calling plan or phone; both are not his first choice. She says she got a message from her son telling her to stay safe. It’s genuine concern. He says he’s come a long way from trying to shoot her. Not baby steps; leaps and bounds. She kisses him, and he says it wasn’t sufficient, but she’s not making out in the hall. She says they’re finally standing still long enough not to run away from each other. They kiss some more.
Peter doesn’t know if anyone is safe with Obrecht on the loose. Maxie tell him she’s pretty sure she is. Anna is going after Obrecht. She would do everything and anything to protect Peter. He doesn’t know if Obrecht still wants him dead, but better safe than sorry. Maxie knows Obrecht cares in a special way about her, James, and Nina, and has a frenemy bond with Anna. She would never admit it, but it’s there. She asks Peter to let her know if he hears anything, and she’ll pass it along to Nina.
Lucy is determined to lift not-Doc’s spirits. She says Felicia showed her an adorable picture of James. Not-Doc seems puzzled at the name, and Lucy says he’s Felicia’s grandson. She tells him that he only gets like this when he’s coming down with something. Felicia suggests they cut the lunch short. If he is coming down with something, she doesn’t want to risk it with the baby. They’ll do this another time. She and Mac leave. Lucy tells not-Doc while Laura is away, he’s been working himself ragged. She’s going to get him back on track. She knows when he’s not himself.
Jason tells Sam maybe they can do something at the Quartermaine’s this weekend. Bring the kids, and spend the afternoon with Monica. Sam says Danny should like it too. Why do they keep doing this to themselves? Having to be reminded of how precious time is, and spending every moment afraid to lose who they love. He says they have to find balance. She tells him that she doesn’t him for granted, and he says he doesn’t take her for granted either.
On Monday, Nina can’t get past the thing with Peter, Mike talks to Carly, and Margaux tells Jason that Sonny pulled the trigger and his father helped clean it up.
👹 Don’t Forget…
One more week until the new season of Z Nation. I can’t wait! Puppies and kittens!
☝ Quotes of the Week
If you can’t break a man’s rib-cage with your inner thighs, don’t ride a bull. – LeeAnne, The Real Housewives of Dallas
There’s only one party worse than this one – the Donner party. And they had better food. – Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), 2 Broke Girls
A one-armed deckhand is about as useful as a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest. – Captain Lee, Below Deck
Just eat cake and pretend everything’s okay. – Vicki, The Real Housewives of Orange County
The computer looks like something out of a crime scene. – a hoarder’s daughter, Hoarding; Buried Alive
People in LA are deathly afraid of gluten. I swear to God, you could rob a liquor store in this city with a bagel. — Ryan Reynolds
👀 For Your Z-Viewing Pleasure…
Have a wonderful weekend, and be careful out there.