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July 13th, 2018 – No Way to Start a Wedding, Improv Fun, a Hoarder Speaks, PentaQuotal & Pass the Windows


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Nelle and Michael stand at the altar. When Ned says Michael may kiss the bride, Nelle stabs Michael in the stomach, and says that’s what she calls the kiss of death. Carly wakes up, and says, not my son.

Olivia helps Michael with his cufflinks. She tells him it’s okay to be nervous; it’s normal. He says there’s nothing normal about this wedding.

Mike says, will wonders never cease. Jason is wearing a suit and tie. He asks what’s happening, and Sonny says they’re going to a wedding. Mike thinks it’s Jason getting married, but Sonny says it’s not him; it’s Michael. Mike says Michael is finally settling down. It’s a cause for celebration, isn’t it?

Nelle tells the baby, we did it, baby; we’re in. She looks at the prenup, and remembers saying, as long as she and Michael are together, the papers are meaningless. Ava comes in, and takes the papers out of her hand, saying the door was open. Nelle says she was thinking about something. Ava says, like the prenup? She sees Nelle has signed it, and says it’s strategic, but that’s her thing, isn’t it? Nelle says, prenups can be dissolved, but Ava says, a Quartermaine and his money aren’t soon parted. Ask Tracy, whose father took his money to his grave. But of course this is a true love match; she and Michael together forever. Nelle says, till death do us part.

Sam sees Drew at the MetroCourt. He says they must be the first ones there.

Mike wonders why they’re not happy for Michael. Sonny says Michael has had share of bad luck with women and relationships. Mike asks if he knows what he’s doing with the woman he’s marrying. Sonny tells him, he says he does, and they have to take him at his word. Jason says, he’s a grown man, and it’s his decision.

At the hospital, Brad tells Lucas that they have to get going, but Lucas wants to take a detour to the beach. They haven’t been there in a year, and the sand and warm water would be perfect. Brad says they have to be there in less than an hour. Lucas says Michael won’t miss them, but Brad says, Nelle will. She’s his friend. He thinks Lucas’s mom got to him. Lucas says he’s not the only one who realized Carly’s life tanked when Nelle came along. He tells Brad that he’ll go, but don’t expect him to throw rice.

Carly flashes back to Nelle’s visit, and Nelle asking if she can call Carly mom.

Josslyn is getting ice for Nelle, but sees Oscar, who tells her that she looks beautiful. He says Julian was trying to give him fashion advice, and she says he doesn’t need any help; he looks great and smells great. She asks if he likes the cologne, and he says he loves it, but mostly because she gave it to him. Josslyn needs to get back.

Ava asks if anyone is helping Nelle, and Nelle says Josslyn is her maid of honor. Ava starts to leave, and says, with all sincerity, she wishes Nelle the best. Nelle hopes she means that. A lot of people in her life are fake. Ava says it’s no secret that his family loathes her, but Nelle says they’ll come around when the baby is born – if they want a relationship with her child. Ava tells her not to overestimate the power of marriage, and don’t let her guard down. Sonny and Jason won’t rest until Carly is free, and when she is, she’ll try to break them up for good. Nelle says she got rid of everything that would point to her, and Ava says, not quite. Nelle asks if that’s a threat on her wedding day, but Ava says it’s just a reminder. Nelle says, better a reminder than a revelation. Imagine if Griff found out about the test results Ava kept on her phone. She adds there’s no point in them threatening each other. You do you, and I’ll do me.

Olivia hopes Michael doesn’t mind her filling in for his mom. She would be there to help if she could; she loves him. Michael knows that, but says she wouldn’t help with this wedding if someone was holding her at gunpoint. Ned comes in and says he sees Michael is ready. He has his notes, and asks how Michael is feeling. Michael says he’s been thinking about this day for a long time. Ned asks if he’s ready, and Michael says, that’s one way to put it. He says he’ll see them at the hotel. Ned and Olivia leave, and Michael’s phone rings. The number says unavailable, but he answers. It’s Carly. She’s glad she caught him.

Sonny says there’s no point in putting it off, and Mike hopes it works out. Jason is worried how Carly is going to take it. Michael thinks it’s his responsibility because he let Nelle in, and now thinks the problem is solved. Sonny says he told Carly that it’s Michael’s game. Even if she wanted to fight, she can’t do anything.

Michael says he didn’t think they let patients make calls, and Carly says they don’t. He asks how she’s calling then, but she says it doesn’t matter. He can’t marry Nelle. She knows he has a plan to neutralize her, but it’s dangerous for him and the baby. He says it will get better, and she says it will when he and the baby are safe. He says keeping the baby safe is all that matters. Carly says she doesn’t have much time. She didn’t push Nelle. Nelle is lying, like she did about everything else. She tells him that he can’t marry her; it’s not worth risk. He says everything will be okay; he promises. She tells him that she loves him, and ends the call. He says he loves her too, to an empty line. Carly sees the phone battery is low.

Drew tells Sam there seems to be a lack of empathy for the sacred union. She says Michael is marrying Nelle because of the baby; she’s not feeling the love. Oscar comes in, and takes a picture of them. Sam asks how his summer is going, and he says he’s interning at Aurora. She likes it. Drew says he could be working on his tan, but he’s in boring strategy sessions. Oscar says they’re planning a world take over,

Ava doesn’t want every encounter with Nelle to be so contentious; she just wants to know where they stand. Nelle says, shoulder to shoulder against Carly. They’re in it together. Josslyn returns, and asks why Ava is there. She says she was just leaving, and Josslyn tells her that she’s sorry Morgan couldn’t be there. Ava leaves, and Josslyn says she knows Ava is Nelle’s friend, but when she sees her, she wants to punch her. She asks what she can do to help, and Nelle asks about the ice. Josslyn says she forgot. Geez, she had one job. Josslyn gives Nelle a gift box. Inside, is a hair ornament that was her grandmother’s. Her mom gave it to her, and she’s loaning it to Nelle, so Nelle can have something old, borrowed, and blue. She thought they could have something to tie the families together. Nelle says, other than Michael and the baby. Nelle takes a photo of herself and Josslyn, saying she can send it to Josslyn’s mom. So she can have a tie to the wedding, even if she can’t be there.

Oscar take photos. Lulu says Dante is away, but he probably wouldn’t be thrilled. Olivia tells her, the fewer harsh words we say, the fewer we have to take back. Lulu says most of the guests are here under duress, and Ned says he has too much in his own past to pass judgments. It’s Michael’s life, and it’s what he wants. Lulu says, this can’t be it. Who gets married on Friday the 13th? Olivia says, when in doubt, smile, and Lulu says, no comment. Oscar takes the picture, and Lulu’s face is priceless.

Brad tells Lucas that he turned his life around; maybe Nelle did too. Lucas says the only thing Nelle did was get pregnant. Brad thinks she should be given half a chance, and if he’s wrong, he’ll eat his words. Lucas can hold it over him for the rest of his life. Lucas supposes that’s a no on the beach. Once they have the baby, there will be zero time for spontaneity. Brad says if Lucas plays his cards right, there might be spontaneity tomorrow tonight. Right now, they’re going to welcome Nelle into the family. Bobbie joins them, and says, let’s do this. We don’t see her, but Lucas and Brad look surprised.

Mike asks where Carly is, and Sonny says she’s not going to be there. Mike says, no Dante, no Morgan, and where are the grandmothers? Ned tells him Monica has the flu, but Bobbie will be there. She walks in with Brad and Lucas. She’s dressed entirely in black. Olivia says, that’s how to make a statement.

Carly throws a chair at the door, and yells she wants out of there. She’s sick of this place. She pounds on the window. Mary Pat is outside the door showing Doc a video of Carly with her phone. She says she’s never seen anything like this in her life. Really? In a hospital for the criminally insane? She tells Doc that Carly needs restraints and heavy sedation. Leaving the wedding, Doc tells her not to do that. Mary Pat says Carly is liable to hurt herself. He says he’ll make that assessment when he gets there. Mary Pat tells him that she’ll take any action that Carly’s behavior warrants. She tells Carly to behave, and tells Doc to hurry, before her patience wears thin.

Brad asks for minute with the bride, and Josslyn promises to get ice for real. Brad gives Nelle a present, saying, it’s a little something for luck. It’s a beautiful pendant necklace. Brad puts it on her. It’s funny how when bride’s get surprise jewelry in movies and TV shows, they’re never wearing any already. Nelle says in a few minutes, she’ll be walking down the aisle with a man no one thinks she deserves. What luck does she need? Brad tells her to let it be a reminder she has a friend in her corner. She hugs him, and says she’ll treasure it forever.

Jason sees Michael at the Quartermaine’s, and says he could put an end to it. Stay there, and he’ll make the apologies. He says, do not marry Nelle.

There’s a knock on Nelle’s door. Its Chase.

Griff introduces Oscar to Ava, who says Julian mentioned he was an impressive young man. She notices his cologne, and he says Josslyn gave it to him. Ava tells Griff the cologne Josslyn gave Oscar is the same one Morgan wore. Griff says Carly imagined the cologne at Morgan’s grave; it was brought up in the trial. He says personally, he wouldn’t know one from another.

Carly screams to let her out. Mary Pat says she needs a strong sedative; a good twelve hours. Doc arrives and wants to see her alone. Carly tells Doc that Nelle is going to hurt Michael, or worse, she’s going to kill him, like she killed Zack. She has to stop the wedding. Doc asks how she expects to do that, and she says Michael’s life is at stake. She can’t lose another son.

Michael tells Jason that he’s sticking to the plan. He gets that he’s taking a risk. Jason says he has a lot on the line. He has people who care about him, and Nelle is dangerous. Michael thinks it’s worth the risk, but Jason asks if he’s sure he’s not punishing himself, making it his fault. Michael says he ignored what was in front of him. He thought he could fix Nelle, and brought her into their lives. Now she’s bringing an innocent life into the world that she can use as leverage. It’s his responsibility as a father.

Chase tells Nelle to get her stuff and come with him. She says, why, and Chase says she doesn’t love Michael. Michael loves his child. He’s a stand-up guy, but thinks it’s his obligation; there’s no real connection or basic understanding. He says she deserves real love, not the imitation she’s settling for. Nelle says when she marries Michael, she’ll never have to settle again. He says money can’t make her happy; he can. She says she never saw the charm in being poor and in love. He asks if she’s admitting she loves him, but she says she didn’t admit to anything. He tells her to look him in the eye and say she doesn’t think about him. She says, what she thinks about, is getting everything she’s ever wanted with Michael. Chase says she deserves a guy who loves her for being herself. She’s empty inside, and thinks wealth and a big house will fill the void. If anything, she’ll feel more lonely than before. Michael will come to resent the marriage of convenience, and the glow will fizzle out. He’ll cut her loose, and claim his child. She’ll be alone again. Then what? He cares about her. He always has and always will. When it falls apart, and it will, what is she going to do. She starts to say, it depends on… but he grabs her and kisses her. Josslyn walks in, and gives the second-best face of the day.

Josslyn gasps, and Nelle says, get off me. Josslyn tells Chase to get away from her. He apologizes, and Nelle says she’s getting married. She loves Michael; leave her alone. Josslyn pushes him out. He says he was wrong, and hopes Nelle gets everything she deserves. Josslyn asks why he was there. Nelle says he pushed his way in, and tried to convince her to run away with him. Josslyn thinks she should tell Michael, and Nelle says she can later. Right now, she just wants to get married and be with Michael. They’ve been through enough. Josslyn says, whatever she wants, and Nelle thanks her. She says Josslyn is the best sister-in-law in the world. She’s lucky to have her.

Carly tells Doc that she used to complain she didn’t know where Morgan was going, and didn’t know what he did. When he left, she’d wonder if she said goodbye or I love you. Doc says Morgan knew how much she loved him. She says she found pieces of her beautiful baby boy. The night he died, he was confused and in pain, and she wasn’t there. She couldn’t protect Morgan. Michael is in danger, and she can’t protect him. He’s going to die. Doc says she’s just overwhelmed. He promises it will be okay. She says she has to help him, but doesn’t know what to do. Doc says he can give her something to help her anxiety, and tells her to breathe.

Doc comes out of Carly’s room, and tells Mary Pat that she’s suffering an acute panic attack, probably triggered by the wedding. Mary Pat thought as much, and Doc agrees a stronger dosage might be applicable.

Sam asks Brad what he thinks of Bobbie’s dress. Brad gives credit for well-thrown shade, but wonders if it’s dawned on anyone that Michael might want support. Jason asks to talk to Drew. Lucas wonders what that’s all about, and Brad says if there’s a fight, he bets Drew throws the first punch. Sam says there’s not going to be a fight. She hopes.

Jason tells Drew about Nelle’s last fiancé dying under questionable circumstances. He doesn’t want Michael to be next. Drew says they’re all living under the same roof. Jason says Nelle is good at staging accidents, and Drew promises to keep eye on things. He knows Jason cares about Michael, but he does too.

Mike wonders if Bobbie thinks it’s a wedding or funeral. He hopes Michael knows what he’s doing. Mike asks Sonny why Bobbie is mad, and Sonny says she doesn’t approve, but don’t worry about it. Michael asks for a moment with Sonny to get some marriage advice. Sonny tells him, don’t go through with the marriage, but he ants to talk about his mom. She called him. Sonny says Jason gave her a burner phone, and she took a chance. Michael says she begged him not marry Nelle, but he has to do this. Sonny explains that parents don’t always see their kids; they listen with their heart. His mom is afraid for him, and so is Sonny. Michael asks Sonny to visit Carly tomorrow, and reassure her that he knows what he’s doing, because he does.

Mary Pat says what a pity Carly is making a spectacle of herself on her son’s wedding day. She couldn’t hold it together and be happy. Instead, she had to make it about her. Self-absorption shows no evidence of recovery. She told Doc that his optimism was premature, but what does she know? She gets a syringe ready, and says Carly won’t be getting out anytime soon, but Carly grabs her arm and says, guess again.

Everyone takes their seats. Josslyn comes down the aisle, followed by Nelle. Nelle is wearing a sweet empire waist number, with bling at the waistline, a bow in back, and the cutest little lace cap sleeves.

Doc looks in on Carly, and sees someone sleeping under the blanket. What he doesn’t see, is the syringe on the floor.

Ned starts the ceremony. Chase scowls. Ned says if anyone can show just cause that they shouldn’t be joined together, speak now. Carly appears, and says, hell no. Her son is not getting married today. Bobbie smiles.

On Monday. Brad has news for Lucas about the baby. Griff thinks Ava is avoiding him, and Carly says Nelle is dangerous and deadly, and Michael can’t marry her.

😂 Bravo has been running mini marathons of Whose Line Is It Anyway? If you’ve never seen this show, you’re in for a treat. Featuring Aisha Tyler and Wayne Brady (one of my favorites), among others, it’s all improv, and one of the funniest shows ever. Not being talented in that area, it amazes me how clever this group can be off the tops of their heads. Using props, suggestions from the audience, and music, it will have you rofling in no time.

💥 I saw a hoarder on Dr. Phil this week. Two of my favorite things – I thought my head might explode. She also gave me a quote for my Hall of Fame: You just never know when you might need a wheel.

🎤 Quotes of the Week

You’ve heard of Doctors Without Borders? We were nurses without credentials. – Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), 2 Broke Girls

There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.Ron Swanson

When did heat get so hot? – Caroline (Beth Behrs), 2 Broke Girls

What the eye can’t see, the heart won’t grieve over. – Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol), before deciding to serve chicken that fell on the floor, Downton Abbey

Death is a passage from this brutal world. You don’t deserve the exit. – Ake (Zahn McClarnon), Ghost Nation warrior, to the Man in Black (Ed Harris), Westworld

🏡 Keep Passing the Open Windows…

As I quoted from John Irving to a friend this week.




July 12, 2018 – West Nile on Spoon Island, the Winter Wonderland Ball & My Spirit Animal


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Valentin tells Nina the stable master had a family emergency, so he has to take care of the horses himself. He’ll say hello to Lumiere for her. When he’s gone, Nina calls Obrecht, but it goes to voicemail. Nina says, put down whatever torture device you’re using and answer the phone.

Peter talks about what’s important in life as he dictates the book, ending with, the first time a mother reached out to hold her baby. Why, Octavian thought, do we never understand life’s value and true meaning until we’re about to lose it all? Obrecht calls it drivel. She says it’s supposed to be a brilliant sequel. His fate depends on it. Peter says they both know how it ends. When he finishes the story, she finishes him. She says, back to work. He has a deadline; no more stalling. No one is coming to his rescue.

Curtis meets Sam and Jordan at the MetroCourt. Curtis says they have footage that might prove how Peter vanished. Sam says, it’s more like he didn’t have a choice.

Stella sees mike Sonny and Mike at the hospital. Sonny says they’re waiting for a prescription. Mike says Griff suggested he take tango lessons, but he needs a dance partner. Sonny says Mike is an incurable flirt, and Stella hopes they never find a cure. She loves to tango, and Mike says he has himself a dance partner. Stella leaves to put a rush on the prescription. Sonny asks if Mike is okay, and he says he was just kidding around with Stella. It would be nice to have one last tango with someone that lovely. Maybe tonight at the wedding. He tells Sonny that he’s not losing a son, but gaining a daughter.

Alexis arrives at the Quartermaine’s. Michael thanks her for coming on short notice. She’s surprised he didn’t call Diane, but he says she’s his father’s lawyer. He’s his own man, and thought he’d get his own lawyer. She says, as opposed to the ELQ army he has. He says, that’s business, this is personal. He wants her to draw up a will. It wasn’t what she was expecting to hear from a groom on his wedding day. He says he wants to get it out of the way – the sooner the better. With the baby almost here, he can’t put it off. After today, everything changes. He wants to put the happiness and welfare of his family first. He wants to make sure the person who means the most is taken care of after he’s gone. Nelle listens from around the corner.

Mike talks about dancing with Sonny’s mother at their wedding. The family didn’t approve of him, so they eloped. He remembers someone saying, you may kiss the bride, and he did. Sonny’s mom said he was a terrific kisser. They had first dance. Adela loved to dance, and when he held her… He’s never forgotten how much he loved her. He says, when you find that one person… Sonny knows what he means.

Jordan tells Curtis and Sam there’s no way to tell if it’s Peter under the laundry, or who’s pushing the cart. Sam tells her to check out the shoes. They seem to be sensible work shoes, but look closer – a heel. Jordan assumes they’ve traced the brand. Sam says there’s only one website that sells them. Jordan says now they need a face to do with the shoes.

Peter asks Obrecht if Nina is coming back. He’s hungry, tired, and in pain; it’s not conducive to creativity. Obrecht thinks she has half a caramel stashed in her bag, but he says he doesn’t need a piece of candy; he needs Nina. Obrecht asks if she’s his muse, and he says she’s less likely to do him bodily harm. Obrecht shows him a riding crop, and says, instead of thinking of it as an instrument of pain, think of it as inspiration. He asks, what if Nina was arrested, and the police are on their way? She says it would be lucky for him. Her phone buzzes. She says it’s probably someone trying to sell healthcare, but checks it.

Nina finds Valentin at the docks, and tells him that he can’t go home. She got a call from environmental department, and they’re checking for West Nile virus on Spoon Island. He says it sounds a panicked bureaucrat afraid of losing their job, but she says it’s serious. She doesn’t think he should go there, and says it’s a good thing Charlotte is staying at Lulu’s. She tells him to stay at the MetroCourt; she’ll drive him. He says for someone whose divorcing him, she’s very concerned about his welfare, and asks if there’s another reason. An officer comes out. He says he’s been trying to get ahold of Valentin, and puts up a sign saying the launch is closed, and tells Valentin that Spoon Island is quarantined until further notice.

Sam tells Curtis they can cross Maxie off the list. She was in the hospital when Peter disappeared. He ask if she knows someone who would do it as a favor. She says, only Jason, but he’d tell her. He says Nina has the funds to hire someone to do her dirty work. Sam reminds him that she hired them to prove Valentin was an accessory. He says that leaves one woman who has the means, opportunity, and motive. Obrecht.

Peter says he warned Obrecht that the story might not end the way she wans it to. She says no one knows they’re at the stables. He says unless Nina let it slip. She only wanted justice. Obrecht says that’s what she wants, but Peter says, she wants revenge. Nina knows it’s wrong. Maybe in a moment of clarity, decency, and sanity, she confessed. Obrecht’s phone dings. The text says, West Nile detected. Obrecht says Nina managed to divert all curious parties away. She suggests they pick up where they left off.

Jordan sees Stella at the hospital. She’s looking for TJ, and Stella says he’s spending his spare time in medical library. Jordan tells Stella that she and Curtis would like her help in planning the wedding.

Mike asks Sonny what’s wrong. Sonny says, nothing, but Mike doesn’t buy it. He has that concerned look, like when he’s worried. He asks if something is wrong with the wedding, and Sonny says he might say that. Mike asks if the groom is getting cold feet.

Alexis tells Michael she’ll make a boilerplate, and when he gets back, they’ll fill in the blanks. She asks what’s the rush, and he says he wants to make sure the person he loves most will be completely taken care of. Alexis says she’ll make that happen. Go forth and get hitched. When he gets back. She’ll make sure his wishes are crystal clear. He says it’s pretty simple. He’s going to leave everything to his child. The sooner, the better. Alexis says, understood, and he thanks her for making it a priority

Stella tells Jordan that it’s early to be planning, especially without a date. Why not enjoy an old-fashioned courtship? Don’t spoil it. Jordan gets that they’ll never be best friends, but she and Curtis love each other, and they’re going to be married. It would mean a lot if she’d sit down to supper and plan the wedding with them. Stella agrees, but when Jordan is gone, she calls Shondra. She leaves a message, saying that she was thinking Shondra should visit. Curtis would love to see her. The sooner, the better (phrase of the day).

Curtis says it wouldn’t be the first time Obrecht crossed the line. Sam says she’s a doctor, and has access to sedatives. Sam says she was just with her at Maxie’s baby shower, and has a hard time believing yjr same woman celebrating her grandson’s birth is the one in the video. Curtis says maybe she’s upset that her grandson is without a father. She has a big ass motive that just got bigger. He thinks Nina knows or saw something. Either way, they’re talking to her.

Nina tells Valentin that he’s a refugee in a five-star hotel; boohoo. He says she cares about him, but she says Charlotte would be upset if he keeled over from West Nile. She has to deal with the magazine. He might have bought hem some time, but she has to provide real ads from real businesses with real products. Unless he wants her to be the laughing stock of the publishing industry and the entire world. He says she could have let him find out on his own, but instead, she raced to the docks. It could only mean one thing.

Nelle joins Michael, who wasn’t expecting to see her until the main event. He asks if she shouldn’t be getting dressed, and she asks if he loves her.

Nina tells Valentin, despite her non-positive feelings, she doesn’t want him walking into a mosquito hot zone. Human decency is the only reason. He says if he’s taking a suite there, they might find themselves next to each other. Curtis comes to the office, and Nina tells Valentin to go. Curtis tells Nina that he and Sam have a new theory. What can she tell him about Obrecht?

Peter dictates. A small glimmer of light, a symbol of hope. He drove into the night. The road long and dark stretching on forever. He stops and tells Obrecht she looks like needs rest. She says, when he’s dead. He says he was watching her, and she looks like she could almost be a mother, a mother in pain. She says that’s who she is, and don’t forget who caused it. He tells her, Cesar Faison. It was inflicted on him his whole life. She doesn’t seem like bad person. She asks if he’s developed Stockholm Syndrome. He says they’re going about the sequel wrong. It shouldn’t be about him. She says the first book was about him and his father. Why wouldn’t it be about him after his father’s demise? He says he left out a compelling character – her.

Jordan finds TJ, and tells him there’s been a stumbling block in planning the wedding. He assumes it’s Stella, but Jordan says she stepped up to the plate. The other hurdle is the bride needs someone to give her away. Speaking for the bride, she can’t think of anyone better than her son.

Stella tells Sonny the pharmacy is backed up, but their working on Mike’s prescription. Mike asks Sonny to go to the pharmacy and wait. Stella says he needs to get to a wedding, and she’s trying to avoid one. He asks if she means her nephew and the commissioner. He ask if she’s ever missed a funeral, and she says it’s her Christian duty to attend. He asks, then why deny seeing two people’s happiness?

Alexis sees Sonny, and tells him that she’ll accommodate Michael’s wishes. It’s a first to draft a will hours before a groom takes his vows.

Michael says of course he loves Nelle. Why is she doubting it? She says she put him through so much, and then the baby. He says it’s the best thing that ever happened to them. She loves him more than anything, but can’t live with the fact that he might think she’s using the baby to trap him. He says, he’s the one who proposed, and wanted to be married today. If anyone is trapping, it’s him. He says after they’re married, they’ll be so happy. He hugs her, and practically rolls his eyes.

Valentin reserves a suite on the executive level, and asks if they’re sure things will work out. Sam says she couldn’t help overhearing; it’s an occupational hazard. Valentin tells her about Spoon Island being quarantined tells her. Sam says, don’t worry. They don’t want anything to do with it anymore.

Nina asks Curtis if Obrecht is a person of interest. He says she has one hell of a motive. Other than Maxie, who has more reason to hate Peter than Nathan’s grieving mother? He asks if Nina has noticed any odd behavior. She says Obrecht is brilliant, but also a lunatic. She’d be suspicious if Obrecht acted normal. She needs to get back to work. Curtis says if she runs into Obrecht, they never had this conversation. She says, what conversation?

Jordan doesn’t want to put TJ on the spot if he’s uncomfortable. TJ says it’s not that. His dad’s been gone a long time. Like he told Stella, he thinks his dad would want them to be happy. She asks if that’s a yes.

Stella says Mike would understand if he knew the circumstances. There are many reasons why they’re all wrong for each other. He asks if they know reasons, and she says, they do, but want to go ahead anyway. Against reason, decency, and common sense. He says she’s been a good friend, so he’s giving it to her straight. He takes her hand, and says, life goes by in the blink of an eye. If two people are lucky enough to find love, they should grab it. Anyone who tries to take it away, is not doing their Christian duty. They’re robbing themselves of the most precious thing; time to love. He tells her not to make that mistake.

Sonny tells Alexis that Nelle’s last fiancé died before they got married. She thinks Michael’s too smart to take a chance. After they’re married, she’ll revisit the will and work out the details. She leaves, and Sonny says, that may be too late.

Nelle says she’ll see Michael at the chapel. He says he can’t wait. When he’s gone, Nelle calls the lawyer again. She has a quick question for a friend. she became sick with no will, and is terrified her husband and daughter won’t get anything. She asks what happens if someone dies with no will, Michael listens in.

Sam meets Curtis. He says Nina didn’t kidnap Peter, but she knows more than she’s telling. She couldn’t jump through enough hoops to avoid answering questions about Obrecht. Sam asks about the West Nile virus, and Curtis says it’s not there. She asks how much thinks Nina knows.

Nina thanks the officer, and gives him something for his time and expenses. He gives her a flyer from the theater troupe he’s in. They’re doing Bye, Bye Birdie in the park, and he’s playing Conrad. She asks him to leave he sign, and tells him to break a leg.

Valentin makes and appointment with Finn. He needs an infectious disease specialist as soon as possible.

Obrecht rejects Peter’s attempt at flattery. He says the entire story was only about the father and son; they need a mother. It’s time for a story not with a secondhand viewpoint, but her own words. She says no one ever asked about her. It was always Cesar, Cesar and Anna, Cesar and Robin. No one considered she might have story to tell. He says, now’s her chance. She says she’s not a writer, but he says neither was J.K. Rowling before she gave the world Harry Potter. He says pretend he’s the reader, and begin anywhere. Repeat after him, once upon a time… She says, there was a little girl that absolutely no one understood.

TJ tells Jordan, it’s a definite yes. He hopes the wedding is everything she and Curtis would want. She hugs him.

Sonny comes back. Stella says she stopped by to help his father, and he turned the tables and helped her instead. Mike says he still has a few surprises. She says, he certainly does, and tells him not to miss wedding. He says, her too. Outside, Stella calls Shondra again. She says, on second thought, it’s not a good time. She forgot to mention Curtis is getting married.

We see an empty desk chair. On the desk, the phone says a missed call from Stella.

Mike tells Sonny that he loves weddings. Who’s getting married?

Nelle says, so in New York state, if intestate, the spouse inherits everything? Her friend will be glad to hear that. Michael eavesdrops.

Tomorrow, Lulu asks Ned who gets married on Friday the 13th, Carly wants out, and Nelle stabs Michael.

Southern Charm

The Winter Wonderland Ball is being set up and Patricia approves. Kathryn flips through Patricia’s book, The Art of Southern Charm.

Cameran visits Craig at his new house. She asks if he’s swept the floors since he moved in. He says yes, but she’s skeptical. She suggests he hire a cleaning service. He offers her something to drink, and she says she’ll take some wine if it’s not old. From the look on her face after taking a sip, I think it might be. He asks if the baby is awesome, and she shows him a picture. He thinks she’ll make a kickass mom. He’s waiting on a character fitness profile from the bar, which verifies they’re comfortable letting him represent people. At present, it’s pending. Craig tells Cameran about his pillow-making operation. She asks if pillow-making is a passion, and if the end goal is to make a business. He says there’s no reason for it not to, and shows her his pillow covers. She tells him it’s not rocket science to stuff them. She says it’s nice, but in her interview says, wtf?  Cameran says, God bless him, truly, but she thinks it’s nothing more than an excuse not to do what he really wants to be doing. Craig says he needs to focus on one thing; it’s been a pattern in his life. He needs some soul searching to find out why he can’t stick with one thing and follow through. Cameran asks what his life coach said, and he tells her that he stopped calling back. In his interview, he thinks it’s because of shame. We flash back to her asking why he’s a liar, and how they have to work on his vulnerability. Cameran says he has to learn to be accountable, and he believes that was the problem with him and Naomie. Naomie said it more harshly, but she was right. Cameran thinks it would be cathartic to talk to her about it, and also get his house cleaned.

Naomie visits Kathryn, who says they didn’t get to talk at the polo match, because she got sucked into a conversation with Thomas. He was expressing how he and Ashley aren’t doing well, and he’s not happy. She thinks he feels stuck because he’s paying for everything. Kathryn tells Naomie that she got an Instagram message that Ashley was a high-end escort for polo men in Santa Barbara. Naomie heard she was a polo rat. In her interview, Naomie thinks Ashley must have some kind of monetary ambition. Naomie asks if Kathryn is nervous, and she says, not about Ashley, but seeing Patricia will be intense. We flash back to Kathryn telling Shep that she thought she was being served when she got the invitation. Naomie thinks Patricia is over it. In her interview, Kathryn believes it’s a test. Patricia picked the most formal type of event for her to eff up. She tells Naomie that she’s going with Shep, and Naomie says Craig texted her about asking someone else, and seemed to be trying to make her feel like it was her decision. Kathryn asks, why can’t he be straight up? and Naomie says, because he’s Craig.

Craig and Austen pick up their outfits for the Ball, which is tails for the men and gowns for the ladies. Austen tells Craig last night was not an early night. We see a clip of Austen and some of the other guys doing karaoke. Craig says he made it there. Austen says he’s never worn tails. Shep joins them, and says it’s been a while since he’s worn them, explaining that the vest must be even with the coat. In his interview, Shep says the girls get to wear cool dresses, while the men are like Star Wars stormtroopers; everyone looks the same. Craig says he might have to paint his brace. He asks if that girl is still around; the one Thomas is dating. Shep says she is. They talk about Ashley asking if they’d date her, and in his interview, Shep says it’s like she’s hedging her bets. Craig thinks Thomas is throwing money at her to shut her up. She still has no job. Austen thought she was a nurse in California, but Craig says she’s not working now. He asks if Whitney didn’t ask Thomas how much it would take to pay her off. We see a clip of just that, and Ashley suggests five thousand. Being the gentleman he is, Whitney says it should be more like fifty, and suggests Thomas do it.

Everyone gets ready. Ashley asks Thomas for a stiff drink. In his interview, Thomas says if it wasn’t for Ashley’s persistence, they’d have broken up. She feels they still have a chance to make it, and he thinks she has a point. He gives her a cocktail, and a present. He hopes things start looking up. In his interview, he says he doesn’t want to waste his remaining years looking for a partner to share his life with. Ashley opens the box, and its’ a locket with their initials on it. She says she’ll never take it off, and he puts it on her. In his interview, he says he doesn’t want any regrets, and wants to make sure he’s given it everything he has. Ashley says she’ll probably see his baby momma there. Thomas asks if Ashley is going to chat with her, and Ashley says she wants to feel comfortable. Thomas says he gets along with her well.

Chelsea goes to Kathryn’s hotel room, since getting ready with two kids isn’t doable. Ooh, Chelsea is wearing a fur stole, hopefully faux. Chelsea says it’s like a Dior commercial. Kathryn says it’s her first invite in five years. Patricia thought she was a liability. She’s been obsessed with white tie, so there’s no room for criticism. Chelsea says Patricia needs to know her outside of Thomas. Kathryn says she doesn’t care to. She says, Patricia was a single mom going after a single mom. In her interview, Kathryn says Patricia believed Thomas. It’s too bad Patricia didn’t know her outside of that. Austen calls Chelsea, and says he’ll be there in ten. Kathryn says she’s always ready on time, but I’m not sure if she’s being sarcastic.

The quartet plays. The steps outside are covered with bubbles that look like snow. Everything is sparkly and beautiful, including Patricia. Glittering Christmas trees and white lights are everywhere. Champagne is served. Ashley tells Thomas that she hopes to enjoy the company of their friends, but she doesn’t really have any.

Jennifer tells everyone that her child’s favorite word is boobie – in public. Everyone trickles in. Cameran says it’s like the Titanic. Whitney tells Ashley that she looks like Ava Gardner, 1961. Quite debatable. JD (bleh) walks in, saying, let’s get the party started, wearing fur coat over his shoulders. Elizabeth tells him that he looks good. That’s what stress does to you.

Cameran asks if Ashley and Thomas are still together, and Naomie says, very much.  A dude whose name I can’t catch, says there’s an awkward rumor, and Cameran asks if Ashley is pregnant. He says that’s the wrong tree; it’s in the opposite direction. Cameran says, an escort? He says he heard it from a family friend in Santa Barbara. Jennifer isn’t buying it. Craig walks in with his date, Bella, and Naomie gets all weird.

Cameran asks Craig what kind of date it is, and he says they know each other. Cameran says she’ll shut up then, but I’m not sure what all that meant. Thomas asks Whitney, who’s that, looking at Kathryn. He says he didn’t recognize her, and now he lost his train of thought. Kathryn says she’s going the My Fair Lady route. In her interview, Patricia says enough people have told her Kathryn has been redeemed; she wants to see it for herself. She doesn’t want to think of this as test, but… Shep tells Kathryn to let the party settle before she approaches Patricia.

Mingling happens. Shep asks if Kathryn is okay, and she says she’s always good. Austen says Ashley reminds him of Cruella de Vil. That’s certainly more accurate than Ava Gardner. Danni talks to Jennifer, who says her relationship with JD is transforming. Danni says, next stop, boyfriend. Jennifer says she has three little boyfriends at home. Patricia explains to Austen how to sit in tails. Everyone sits down to diner.

Kathryn takes her gloves off with her teeth, and Austen says that’s definitely the way it’s done. Shep pulls them off for her, pretends to sneeze in them, and puts them in his coat pocket. She tells him to keep them. Dinner is served. Cameran FaceTimes with Jason. Whitney says he’s missed. Patricia tells a friend that Kathryn is the one with the tiara. Kathryn knows their staring at her, and says she wants to thank Patricia for inviting her. In her interview, Kathryn says Patricia has a statuesque resting bitch face, and she can’t read her. Bella cuts Craig’s food for him. I have no words. Bella steps away, and Cameran asks if he’s going to talk to Naomie. He says he needs a few drinks first. Jennifer says she’s had no contact with Kathryn, and Ashley says she burned that bitch. Kathryn tells her table about last seeing Jennifer at the deposition where she lied. We flash back to the reunion, and Kathryn calling her a liar. Kathryn says Jennifer deserves no acknowledgement from her. Ashley tells Jennifer that Kathryn says she never thinks about her, but she’s delusional. Every night, she thinks about how Ashley Jacobs is winning. Thomas looks like he has a headache.

Kathryn asks Chelsea about the rumor. She’s not being mean, just throwing it out there. Chelsea asks how much escorts make, since she’s a businesswoman. Naomie makes fun of Bella, who doesn’t know to take her gloves off for dinner. Jennifer tells Thomas it’s not going well with Ashley, and he says she lacks diplomacy. Jennifer says she’s not from the South. Austen starts to talk about the rumor, and Thomas says it’s absurd. Jennifer says she moved there for Thomas; it’s not fair.

Austen says women can be nasty, but it’s being said Ashley is an escort. Jennifer says she has a career, and his remarks are incendiary. Ashley appears in a puff of smoke like the wicked witch. She asks if Austen thinks she’s a nurse. Austen says he has no idea. He’s never seen her do anything but spend Thomas’s money. Jennifer says that’s insulting, and says he called her hooker. Austen says he was just relaying what’s being said. In his interview, Austen says if it was his girlfriend, he would hope someone would tell him. Jennifer asks what if it was Austen’s sister, and they start to argue. Patricia watches from her table, telling Elizabeth the dynamics are interesting. Ashley tries to shove her nursing license in Austen’s hand, and when he won’t take it, shoves it in his face. Cameran asks Whitney what’s with the card Ashley is pushing at Austen? Craig thinks Thomas is happier when Ashley’s not there. Ashley screeches at Austen that she needs a South Carolina license to work in South Carolina. He asks what’s happening with that, and she squawks, it’s called a process. She says there’s no reasoning with him. Thomas tells her to stop it, and be above it.

Austen tells Chelsea that Ashley brought his sister into it. Ashley gripes that Thomas didn’t have her back, and he says he didn’t want to stoop to that level. Dude whose name I don’t know says, the party isn’t going in your favor if everyone says you’re a hooker. A cautionary tale for us all. Ashley doesn’t want Craig to think she was hitting on him; she was just flattering his ego. Then she says it was a joke, because she can’t make up her mind which story to go with. Back at the table, Austen says she attacked him, and told her no one here was calling her that. Chelsea says, only their whole table. Ashley tells Craig that he’s not a backup. He has her confused with Kathryn. She’s not going to break up with Thomas then screw his friends. Craig says she’s not working, she’s spending Thomas’s money, then she says she’d date him or Shep if they were older. It as guy code to ask Thomas if he’s sure about her motives.

The music starts. Patricia wonders what deal is with Kathryn. She invited her, but is yet to be thanked or acknowledged. Elizabeth tells Patricia that Kathryn does want to talk to her. Patricia says, that, and a quarter, making me laugh. (In case you’re not familiar with the phrase, the rest is, will get you on the bus. In other words, it’s meaningless unless Kathryn puts her desire into action. Although the bus costs a lot more than a quarter now.) Kathryn dances with Shep, and Kathryn calls him aggressive. Austen and Chelsea dance. Kathryn asks Shep what to say to Patricia, and he tells her to be contrite. Thank her for the invitation, say she doesn’t want to bother her, but it’s such a lovely party. And it’s so much better than two years ago. They laugh. In her interview, Kathryn says five years ago, she was in exile, blacklisted, and painted as a psycho. We flash back to Patricia calling Kathryn a shameless strumpet. Kathryn wonders, do they hug? Kiss? Shake hands? She didn’t google the etiquette; she just googled the clothes.

Kathryn approaches Patricia, and thanks her for the invitation; it means a lot to be included. It’s been a while, but she wants Patricia to know how much she appreciates the beautiful evening. She says Patricia also looks lovely, and Patricia says, as does she. Patricia takes Kathryn’s hand and thanks her. Elizabeth gets up, and tells Kathryn to sit down. Watching, Shep is excited, saying, it’s all happening. Kathryn says it gives her a chance to be acceptable; it is very different from five years ago. We flash back to Kathryn screaming Thomas’s name while chasing him down the pier. Cameran tells Whitney that it’s jarring. He says like the mailman shaking the Doberman’s hand (isn’t that paw?)>Enemies coming together. Patricia tells Kathryn that Thomas said she’s doing well, and is having a good time with the babies. Kathryn says she also has a job, and structure is good for her. Being a mother is difficult, but it brings joy. Patricia asks about her job. When Kathryn says it’s at Gwenn’s, Patricia she always liked clothes, and looked good. She likes to get on her soapbox about women having careers. It’s important, and gives them a sense of accomplishment, whatever happens in life. Kathryn admits to looking up white tie, and Patricia is glad she did, because she looks perfect. Kathryn says she researched the history. Thomas comes over, but Ashley won’t have it, and can’t drag him away fast enough. Jennifer sits down, much to Jennifer’s dismay. Kathryn says she didn’t mean to interrupt, and takes her leave. In her interview, Patricia says she was pleasantly surprised. Kathryn was gracious, charming, and she was impressed by her demeanor. She feels a genuine liking for Kathryn. I nearly get tears in my eyes, if only because Kathryn has worked so hard to better herself against all odds. I also have to add that she does look fabulous. Her hair is in an updo with whitish streaks (probably extensions). She’s wearing an off-the-shoulder velvet gown that has a thigh-high side slit. The updo also sports a delicate tiara.

Kathryn tells Shep about how Patricia appreciated her googling white tie, and said she wore all the right things. She wanted Patricia to realize that she respects her. Shep says there’s not one person against her in the room. Kathryn says, actually, there is, but it’s irrelevant. He hugs her, and calls her his demure, well-behaved, wonderful date.

Thomas and Craig twirl in their tails. Whitney dips Cameran, and she tells him that he’s secretly the one she’s wanted all along. Kathryn goes back to her original table. Craig approaches Naomie and says he wants to apologize for things in their relationship. When she’s ready to talk, let him know. She says he’s not a genuine person and to eff off. He says, that’s not mature. In her interview, Naomie says it’s the moment she’s been waiting for; him saying she’s not the only problem. But he picks the night it stopped mattering. He says he’s sorry for everything that happened, and she tells him to go away. He mumbles apologies, and wanders off, telling someone, that went well.

There’s sporadic dancing. Patricia says, there’s no crazy going on, and wonders if she missed something. Kathryn goes out for smoke, and Ashley follows her. Kathryn is sitting outside on a bench, and Ashley asks if she can join her. Kathryn says she’d love it. Ashley says she didn’t want to talk upstairs. With everyone around, it gets her charged. Kathryn says she’s resolved her issues with everyone, even Patricia, and she’s in a good place. She’d like to understand where Ashley is coming from, since she has no clue. Ashley wants to begin by apologizing. She says things got heated at Hilton Head, and she’s sorry for her part in it. How about the part where she started it?  Kathryn has no idea where Ashley’s head is at. One minute, Ashley respects her, and the next, she’s a terrible person. Ashley crossed the line in so many ways. Ashley immediately becomes her true, evil queen self, and tells Kathryn, don’t deflect, which makes no sense whatsoever. Kathryn says she’s not. Ashley tells her not to forget her kids were taken from her. Kathryn says she can’t ever forget that. Ashley starts to rant, and Kathryn tells her to calm down. Ashley says, there she is. Kathryn says all Ashley is, is a gold-digger. No one likes her, including her boyfriend. Ashley says she’s not going anywhere, and Kathryn says it’s all in her head. Ashley insists that she and Thomas are best thing to ever happen to one another. Kathryn asks why he’s miserable and depressed then. She says they talk. Ashley gets all weird and shaky, and says when Kathryn calls or texts, it gets Thomas stressed. He can’t stand her. Kathryn says they talk all the time, and Ashley is freaking her out. Ashley tells her to be careful. She knows a lot of information. Kathryn asks if Ashley is threatening her, and Ashley says, yeah, she is.

Kathryn calls Ashley psychotic, but Ashley doesn’t care. Kathryn tells her to back the eff up, and realize her place. Ashley says she has life Kathryn wants; that’s why she’s so threatened. Ashley heads for the door, telling Kathryn God bless. Kathryn says, peace.

Ashley confronts Thomas, asking if he’s been talking smack about her with Kathryn. He insists he hasn’t. Ashley says Kathryn is nasty, and Thomas tells her to stop. He suggests they leave. Kathryn calls him over, and tells him that his girlfriend is a psycho. Ashley tells him not to be a p*ssy, and to speak up. Tell Kathryn how great their relationship is. Kathryn says they’re not talking about her, and Ashley tries to pull him by the arm. Thomas tells her that he’ll be there in a minute. She wants him to tell his baby to find someone else to screw. Danni has her head in her hands. Kathryn points out how Ashley treats her. She knows he’s in a hard spot, and has to go. She says Ashely is scary, and probably scares him too. She won’t accept Ashley being around her kids. She tells him to be careful. If Ashley threatened her, she’ll threaten him too.

Ashley says she wants to save Thomas, and tells him to give her a hug, because everyone thinks they’re breaking up. Kathryn says Ashley must be pretty flexible, since she manages to have her foot in her mouth and her head up her ass at the same time. She walks over to where Thomas and Ashley are standing. She tells Ashley to look her in the eye. She says Ashley crossed line as a mother; screw her. Ashley says she’d hoped they could be cool, and Kathryn says they’ll never be cool. She’ll be gone in a week. Ashley tells Kathryn she’s not the best mom, and does she want her kids to see her like that, pointing to the slit in her skirt. Oh man. Kathryn says Ashley needs to hear her. She’s such a child, and needs to STFU. She doesn’t want Ashley coming around her or her children. Ashley says, good luck with that, and smiles, edging closer to Thomas. Kathryn says she screwed with the wrong person, and screwed with the wrong family. Ashley says they’re not a family. She’s just an egg donor. Kathryn says it’s her effing town, and Ashley says she’s not going anywhere; God bless. Kathryn says, peace, bitch. Ashley tells Kathryn that she’ll in her prayers. Kathryn suggests she pray for herself. Danni cracks up, and Kathryn says, effing psycho.

The text tells us: Six months later, Thomas and Ashley are still together, but Thomas and Kathryn are joyfully co-parenting. And now, Kathryn has 50/500 custody. Yay!

Next time, the reunion.

👾 Because It’s 4 am & I Love Max…





July 11, 2018 – Peter’s Location is Changed, NYC Wives Speed Date, Raw Duck, Nimrods & Endless


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Maxie looks through swimsuits in the Crimson closet. Lulu says she’s busted.

On the phone, Nelle says, so if things don’t work out, she has no way to protect herself. Michael comes in, and asks who she was talking to. She tells him that it was a lawyer advising her on the prenup.

Chase goes to the hospital to see Finn sees, He says they need to talk about his mother and their father.

Obrecht tells Peter to quit sniveling. He says she sedated him again, and wonders what happened. She tells him that she’s moved him, and welcomes him to Spoon Island. They’re in the stables. He yells, like that’s ever helped.

Valentin finds out that the stable hand had a family emergency, and tells them that he’ll take care of the horses.

Drew finds Nina at the MetroCourt. He wants to talk about Aurora. He thinks Nina has been hiding something for the last few weeks.

Lulu thought Maxie was on parental leave, but Maxie says there was a problem with Crimson’s Instagram story. She asks if Lulu is implying she’s neglecting her son, and Lulu wonders what’s going on with her attitude. Maxie says, for one, Lulu barged in, saying she was busted. Lulu says she was teasing. She came here to see Nina and set up a visit with Charlotte. Maxie says it doesn’t feel that long ago that she lost her job trying to get Lulu the same thing. Lulu says it’s ancient history, and asks why Maxie is digging it up. She thinks Maxie is finding a reason to be mad at her. Maxie says she doesn’t have to look very far.

Nina tells Drew that she’s not hiding anything. He asks her to explain next month’s issue. He just had to talk a publisher off the ledge. The next issue is due at the printer tomorrow, and over a quarter of the letterhead space is unsold. Nina insists it was a communication breakdown. She says, It isn’t supposed to go until… and realizes it is tomorrow. She can’t believe this happened. Drew can’t believe the oversight. With that much left unsold, the magazine is going to hemorrhage money. They’ll have to cut features in the September issue. Nina says he can’t, but he says this is what happens when things fall through the cracks. He asks her, what’s going on?

Peter calls out he’s in the stables; someone help! Obrecht asks if he’s finished. She thought he’d appreciate a change of scenery. She and his father shared many happy times there – until he tried to gas her to death along with Lulu. Peter yells some more, and she asks him to kindly stop his banshee wailing. He tells her the horses need to be taken care of, but she says the equestrian staff won’t be there for the next few days. He asks if she’s going to keep dragging him from place to place forever. She says, forever is just a word. Everything comes to an end. When the story comes to a conclusion, so will he. She doesn’t want to waste the time they have. She looks in her bag, but can’t find her notebook.

Chase tells Finn not to worry about his parents’ impending visit. They’ve been invited to Germany. Finn says he wasn’t worried. He knows Chase was looking forward to seeing them. Chase says he tried calling Finn, but it went to voicemail. Finn says he’s not avoiding Chase; he’s been busy with something. Chase asks, what?

Nelle tells Michael that she wanted to make sure signing the prenup is the best decision. It’s not a corporate merger; it’s her life. They said it’s pretty straightforward with no red flags, but it seems unromantic to go in thinking it’s going to fail. Michael gets it, but it’s not his idea. She asks why he was so insistent then. He tells her the Quartermaine’s are protective of their fortune. Ned refused to officiate unless she signed it, but don’t take it personally. Everyone who comes into the family has to do the same thing. It only comes into play if they divorce, and he’s not planning on it. Is she? Nelle says she has no reservations about signing; it’s just a formality. As long as they’re together, the papers are meaningless. She signs it, and says, all done. Michael thanks her for being understanding. The only things left is to say their vows. Nelle says she has a lot to get ready for, and Michael tells her to put the prenup in a random drawer, and never look at it again.

Finn tells Chase it might have more to do with his area of expertise. Chase gets a text from Michael, saying, she signed the prenup; UR ON. Chase says he has to go, unless there’s a crime to report. Finn thinks he can handle it.

Nina apologizes to Drew, saying it won’t happen again. He tells her that he’s someone who cares about her, and thinks she didn’t take enough time to grieve. She admits to throwing herself into her work, but it suited her fine. Drew says, maybe, until this. She says they don’t know each other well, but assures him it’s an anomaly. He says, it’s not the end of the world. They can spread the deficit out over a few months. Nina says she’ll get the ads sold. He appreciates the effort, but thinks there’s no way she can do it by tomorrow. She says, watch her; she won’t let him down. Drew tells her, good luck, and leaves. Valentin walks in.

Lulu asks Maxie if they didn’t laugh and have fun, and weren’t they overjoyed with James coming home? Was she dreaming? Maxie says, it happened, and Lulu asks, what is this? How can they have a day like yesterday, and now Maxie is treating her like dirt? Maxie says maybe it’s because Nina’s assistant called her because they weren’t prepped, so she had to come to the place where Nathan was shot. It’s made her remember how he’ll never hold James, and James will never know him as anything but a photo. If the super journalist had thought it through, that could have been avoided. Lulu say she’s actually lost track of how long she’s been apologizing, and begging for Maxie’s forgiveness. Maxie says, five months; Nathan died five months ago. Lulu knows Maxie is living her worst nightmare. Maxie says Lulu thinks she’ll get over it, and they’ll go back to being best friends. Lulu says she stays up at night, wondering how she could have done things differently. Maxie says, join the club. Lulu says, she blew, and she’s sorrier than she can ever say. She wasn’t just bringing Faison out to further her career. She thought he would be arrested, and Maxie and her family would be safe. Maxie says, another Spencer plan goes down in flames. Lulu says every time Maxie pushes her away, then there’s a moment when she’s given hope, and thinks their friendship is back. Is it real or a game? Is it her version of revenge? She asks if she’s just supposed to take Maxie’s punishment forever. Maxie says Lulu is the one who treats her friends like garbage to get what she wants. She says, it’s not fair to give a deadline on grief, but Lulu wonders when she’s going to be forgiven. Maxie says, as usual, it’s all about her. She’s a self-righteous narcissist. Lulu says Maxie can say what she wants, but she’s trying. Maxie says she treated someone she said she cares about like garbage. She turns her back to Lulu, who throws a beachball at her. They start to fight with pool noodles.

Nina asks what Valentin is doing there, and he says, getting breakfast. She says he has staff to do that. He admits he welcomed the opportunity to bump into her, and she asks what his angle is. He says, no angle, and she asks if he’s done blackmailing her to stay in the marriage. He says running into her was serendipity. Charlotte wants to invite her to dinner. She says, now it’s emotional blackmail, but she knows better. Charlotte is staying with Lulu, who said she can see Charlotte whenever she wants. Valentin says it means a lot for her to stay in Charlotte’s life. Nina gets a call. When she steps into the hallway, Valentin says, 3… 2… 1… We hear Nina say, what?! She comes back and asks, what the hell did he do?

Obrecht says it must be here somewhere, and Peter suggests she dropped it when she was moving him. She says she thought she put it in her bag before she took him. She must have left it in the cabin. She has to go back. Peter says, maybe they came back for a second look. If they find the notebook, they’ll turn it into the police. She can’t keep cops away forever. It’s time to choose between her revenge and her freedom.

Nelle mopes on the couch, and Ned asks if she has bridal jitters. She says, guilty, and he tells her not to worry. At least about the wedding. He’s been trying to get Michael to relax and enjoy his final hours as a free man. He asks if she has anything planned, and she says she’s tying up odds and ends; she’s not in a celebrating mood. The prenup was a buzzkill; all clinical. He says she knows how it works in their family. Olivia did the same thing; she insisted. Nelle asks, what about him? He says the thought never occurred to him. He’s been married before, but knew this would last forever. It’s recommended, but not mandated. Olivia wanted to be no question that they weren’t getting married for money. He thinks it was a good idea. It takes the doubt out of marriage. He thinks Nelle made the right decision.

Nelle’s phone rings. It’s Chase. He needs to see her right now.

Lulu starts to throw a shoe, but Maxie stops her, saying they’re on loan for the Instagram story. Lulu puts it back gently, saying she doesn’t think it was damaged. Maxie says it was really close, and they laugh.

Nina says how dare Valentin? It’s outrageous, buying the remaining ad space for the August issue. He asks if he can be honest, and she says, why start now? as I would have said. He overheard she needed sales, and he wanted to be of assistance. Cassadine Enterprises has a robust ad budget. She hasn’t even looked at it. She reads a copy on her phone. To my darling wife… I’m sorry. My heart yearns for your forgiveness. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love you. Come back and make my life full again. (I might have paraphrased a tad there.)

Finn leaves another message for Anna, saying he’s on to something, but doesn’t want to explain in a message. He asks her to call him back. He sees Deanna bringing in Wyatt, who has poison oak. He says he’ll take a look. Deanna is surprised he doesn’t have anything more pressing, but he insists he has the time.

Chase meets Nelle on the docks. Shirtless, because he needed to get in his run. I roll my eyes. He tells her that he wanted to apologize for how he acted at the MetroCourt. He went too far. He meant everything he said, but it wasn’t fair to throw it in her face so close to the wedding. He was wrong anyway. Michael clearly wants a future with her and their child. He’s sure the Quartermaines will welcome her into the fold. She’ll be bringing new blood to the family. Nelle asks if he thinks that’s enough, and he says, all that matters is Michael wants to spend the rest of his life with her. He asks if she’s been given reason for doubt, and she mentions the prenup.

Drew arrives at the Quartermaine’s. He tells Michael that he heard he’s getting married; it’s kind of sudden. Ned says he can assure Drew that they all hounded him plenty. He says they’re going to put their reservations aside, and honor the Quartermaine tradition of sending a bachelor off in style. He asks if they are still getting married. He saw Nelle sulking, and thinks the prenup is getting under her skin.

Chase tells Nelle that he didn’t mean to upset her. She says it’s none of his business, but he says divorce scares him. How will she provide for herself? She says they’re not getting divorced, and he asks if Michael agrees. The more he hears about it, the more he doesn’t like it. She doesn’t have to go through with it. She asks what the alternative is, and he says they can still be together.

Ned says he has cigars with their names on them, and leaves to get them. Drew asks if Michael is going to break it to him that cigars make him gag. Michael knows how important traditions are with the Quartermaines. Drew wonders why everyone else seems more excited than Michael is.

Nelle says Chase can’t be serious. When they were at the courthouse, he was threatening her. Was it just romance? He admits his pride got the better of him. He was scared to admit how he felt when he saw her. She’d moved on. He shouldn’t have been afraid to tell her. She asks what makes him think she cares? He says it was now or never, and he’d kick himself if he didn’t. He says Michael is in it for the baby. He can get a divorce, and sole custody. Chase loves her. He can never give her the life she deserves, but he loves her. She says it’s not that easy. Michael is the father of her child, and they’ve planned a life together. Chase says they can raise the baby. They’ll find a place far from the Quartermaines and Corinthoses. They can do things right this time. He can give her the love Michael never could. She says Michael can give her something Chase can’t.

Maxie says she’ll never look at pool noodles the same way, and Lulu says she’ll help clean up. Maxie gets a message that the ad space was sold, and tells her to leave it. She says she doesn’t hate Lulu; she hates herself. She goes back and forth in her head, and knows Lulu isn’t the reason Nathan was killed. He was determined to lure Faison there to arrest him. If Lulu hadn’t written the story, he’d have found another way to track him down. Lulu says, but she did. Her fear of failure led her to take a shortcut. Ambition clouded her judgement. She can understand why Maxie wants to see her suffer. Maxie doesn’t want that, but at the same time, her happiness makes Maxie’s grief worse. She’s not proud of it, but when she sees Lulu with her family, she starts mourning all over again; for the family she’ll never have. Lulu says her life is less perfect and happy with Dante gone. Maxie says misery loves company, but she mostly thinks about how lucky Lulu is. The man she loves is coming home eventually. The man Maxie loves, never will.

Nina asks Valentin how he expects her to react? Be humbled? Touched? Grateful? He says they’re all great. She tells him the ads are not going in. He asks how she’s going to justify turning down revenue; it’s not that objectionable. She says he didn’t say their names, but people will connect the dots. It undermines her authority as editor-in-chief. He asks, how? Proving to the world she’d loved? She says she can’t trust him again. She doesn’t think he’s even aware of lying all the time. He says he never lied about loving her, and she says, he lied about everything else. The final straw was finding out he took an innocent child to seek revenge against Anna. She remembers being pregnant, and felt love. She never wants anything to happen to a child, like he feels about Charlotte. He took an innocent boy, and gave him to Faison. It changed how she’ll look at him forever.

Peter tells Obrecht, if the cops find the journal, they’ll know he was there with her. She says even if they connect it, they’ll never find them there. Really? Really? After they found Mike and Avery there, and it was the first place they wanted to look for Faison? Really? Peter says they’ve lost two chapters, and have to start over. Who knows how long they’ll be safe there? Obrecht says he’s cunning, but she has an excellent memory; thank you, Sodoku. She tells him, let’s pick up where we left off.

Finn wraps Wyatt’s arm, and gives him some cream, saying he’ll explain it to Wyatt’s mom. He wonders if he can ask Wyatt a question. Wyatt asks, what? and Finn asks if he could identify the man in the woods if he showed him a picture. He brings up a picture of Peter on his phone.

Lulu tells Maxie that she’s sorry. She never wanted to add to Maxie’s grief. Maxie knows, and she’s sorry too. She’s all over the place right now. Lulu says she wants to respect how Maxie is feeling. If it means giving her space… Lulu starts to leave, saying she wants Maxie to know she’s there, if she’s ever ready, and know she loves her no matter what. Maxie asks her to wait, and says she loves Lulu, no matter what. They hug.

Michael tells Drew that he thought it through, and given the situation, it seemed like the right choice. Drew asks, for him or his kid? and Michael says, what’s right for his kid is right for him. Drew trusts he knows what he’s doing. He thinks they should make an effort to try to act like family again. Michael likes it. Drew congratulates him, and they clink glasses.

Nelle tells Chase that Michael can give her stability and comfort. Why leave that behind just because he wants to whisk her away? She doesn’t want to make that mistake, and even if she did, how would they start a new life with Michael’s family looking for them? Chase says they’ll work it out. Nelle says she shouldn’t have come. She hopes he can move on. She has. He asks her to wait, but she jets.

Finn tells Wyatt to take his time, and look closely. Don’t tell him what he wants to hear, but tell him the truth. Wyatt doesn’t think it’s him, but Deanna interrupts before he can say more. Finn is needed in the ER stat. Finn tells Wyatt that his mother will get him in a second, and leaves. In the room alone, Wyatt says, it could have been the guy, but he had a beard. You’d think Finn might have thought of that. Being a junior spy and all.

Obrecht tells Peter that when they left their hero, all was lost. How is he feeling now? Peter says, useless, helpless, doomed. She tells him, don’t be so glum. Think of the novel as his legacy. It will outlast him, no matter what unfortunate ending comes his way.

Valentin tells Nina that he loves her, and she admitted she loved him too. They can fix anything. He has to take care of the horses, and tells her, if she wants, he’ll saddle Lumiere. He leaves, and Nina calls Obrecht.

Obrecht says Peter is holding back, and not to allow self-pity to interfere with the narrative flow. He says their hero was surprised to realize the things he’d chased – money, power, revenge – were all meaningless. He discovered what he loved most were moments – ice cream with an unexpected friend; laughing until your sides hurt, with a girl with sparkling blue eyes; a baby’s first breath and cry; the first time his mother reached out to hold him. Why, Octavian wondered, do we never understand life’s meaning and true value until we’re about to lose it all? Obrecht ponders.

Tomorrow, Jordan asks Stella for a favor, Nina tells Valentin that he can’t go home, and Mike tells Sonny that he’s gaining a daughter.

The Real Housewives of New York City

LuAnn rehearses with her accompanist. She didn’t expect to get arrested, and feels stressed that she only has four weeks to practice. She explains that her director worked with Liza Minelli, Chita Rivera, and other cabaret stars. I wonder if they’re hard-up for money. She says she’s lucky to be surrounded by a great team. Sonja will also be in the show to take the pressure off. The script is based on the story of LuAnn’s life, and the songs she likes to sing. Rachel Dratch will be involved somehow, but she doesn’t explain how that happened. The show is called #The Countess and Friends, just to mess with everyone who rags on her about being The Countess. Sonja arrives, thrilled to be a part of the show. She’s in her element. The director maps out what will be happening with Money Can’t Buy You Class. LuAnn will start telling a story, and Sonja will interrupt, saying that’s not how it happened. We see a clip from Sonja’s Caburlesque show. In her interview, LuAnn says Sonja will be wearing panties. It’s a snatch free zone.

Tinsley visits Carole, bringing her a present. Carole says Adam sent five dozen tulips. In her interview, Carole says it’s no secret Adam wants her back in his life, but she’s not sure how she feels. Tinsley gives Carole a pair of fingerless gloves that make a heart when you put them together. Carole says when her friend, Tripp, was walking Baby, Adam ended up coming back with her. Tinsley thinks it’s annoying that he’d walk in unannounced. Carole says break-ups are messy, and she wants to make it right. She’ll contact him when she has time. Scott is in town, and wants to live with Tinsley in New York. She wants to continue staying in the hotel, so they’re moving into the penthouse, which has three bedrooms. In her interview, Tinsley says they hung in during a year of long distance, now she’s happy to wake up next to him. She hopes she’s easy to live with, and Carole says, keep it cute. Good luck with that when you’re living together.

A package arrives. Carole has a friend who runs a matchmaking service, and it’s an invitation to her speed dating party. It’s really cool; a clear box with roses (about four inches of stem) in water. Like something the Queen would send out. They talk about who else could use a date in three minutes. Carole likes the idea.

Sonja drops by Bethenny’s place. Bethenny gives her another pair of Skinny Jeans. I’d call them burgundy, and Sonja declares them the color of the year. In her interview, Sonja says she’s not thrilled about Bethenny and Carole being on the outs, but she’s happy to be getting the jeans. In her interview, Bethenny thinks Sonja has no shortage of men, but needs to be strategic in her dating moves. Sonja wants to dip her toe in the dating pond, and has a profile online. Her flag is up, and it’s waving wildly.  Bethenny reads Sonja’s profession from the profile, and it’s a list of five thousand things. Bethenny tells her that it takes information from all the apps she has. She tells Sonja that no one looks at it anyway. The only look at the picture, age, and height.

Dorinda goes to Jovani. LuAnn needs something glam and wonderful for her cabaret act, and needs about ten costume changes. Dorinda says Jovani has been good to her over the years in lending her dresses, and she persuaded them to extend the favor to LuAnn. LuAnn wants to do a modern take on cabaret, and envisions different dresses for different scenarios. Dorinda wants her to look her best, and she does. Everything she puts on looks sparkly and fabulous, and there are a lot of mermaid hems. LuAnn is amazed that everything fits perfectly. Dorinda asks about court, and LuAnn says it was cancelled today. Her attorney wants to review the evidence. He’s hoping for no criminal charges, since she didn’t show criminal intent; she was under the influence, and not normally aggressive. She thinks having gone to rehab showed initiative, and is hoping for leniency, along with community service. Dorinda says, it will ultimately go where it’s going to go, which sounds like a bad fortune cookie.

Tinsley tells her precious little dog Bambi not worry about the suitcases. She’s not getting left behind. Tinsley’s friend, Michael, is helping her move. She tells him it’s the easiest move ever. She takes sweaters out of the oven, surprising both Michael and myself. I used to store extra dishes in the dishwasher, and admit to storing bakeware and the occasional box of cereal in the oven, but never clothes. I wish I’d thought of that with my first apartment, since the closet was a small triangle. But I digress… In her interview, Tinsley says she and Scott thought this should be the next step in the relationship. Michael stops her from just throwing really expensive shoes into a box. He refuses to watch as she does it anyway. She’s let Scott off the hook for helping, since he helped with the last move. In her interview, she says Scott is very much in charge at work, and she hopes him moving to New York puts them on a more equal level. him in charge at work. She shows Bambi around their new place. She says for once her clothes will be in a closet. In her interview, she explains she likes to always be with her man, and hopes this works out.

LuAnn meets Carole for coffee. They’re both boring coffee drinkers, just regular with milk. LuAnn is slightly more adventurous with cream. In her interview, Carole says she’s weirdly honored that LuAnn asked her to go for coffee after her meeting. LuAnn tells Carole that she’s been nesting. She’s supposed to stay away from people, places, and things, and is taking it day by day. The meetings help her to stay in line. In her interview, she says she doesn’t label herself. She makes a day to day decision not to drink, and she’s good with that advice. She tells Carole that the meetings encourage that she’s here for a reason, and to keep coming back. Carole asks being around other people drinking is cool, and LuAnn says it doesn’t matter if others drink. Carole says she thought it was a good move when LuAnn left he table at the Mayflower. LuAnn says not drinking is exhausting. She’d been burning the candle at both ends, and now she gets up early and does yoga. In her interview, Carole says she’s prepared to be a friend to this LuAnn, who understands her actions have consequences, and is trying hard to turn her life around. They talk about LuAnn’s upcoming cabaret, and Carole tells LuAnn to tell Sonja to wear underwear. LuAnn says she can’t play snatch-guard. She’ll be too busy singing.

Ramona meets a friend at the gym for a workout. In her interview, Ramona says the best thing about staying in shape is that you can wear anything. Truth! It sucks to go through a million outfits that don’t look right. Ramona says she hasn’t met the guy yet. She doesn’t know why she’s good with flirting, which she’d rather call, open to meeting men. She tells us that she has a high libido, which I didn’t need to know. The trainer helps with the machines. Ramona says she wants someone as smart or smarter than herself (which shouldn’t be too hard), but attraction is number one. Meeting men isn’t a problem, but meeting the right one is. Preach it, sister.

Dorinda and LuAnn pass the church where LuAnn’s AA meetings are held. They’re also near Dorinda’s church. LuAnn tells Dorinda that she’s keeping up the keeping up, but restaurants are the hardest. Dorinda says someone sent her a gift basket with wine, and it’s the first thing she thought of on a cold night. She’s proud of LuAnn. In her interview, LuAnn says it’s not easy. It’s like something you’ve learned for a long time, like brushing your teeth another way. It’s not the anxiety of not drinking, but the habit that you’re fighting. They go inside Dorinda’s church. She says it’s helped her get through difficult times. She likes to meditate, recalibrate, and refocus. She thinks it might be a good tool for LuAnn. They could go to church, and then have coffee. Dorinda shows LuAnn the candle she lit for her when she was in rehab. In her interview, LuAnn says Dorinda has been the most supportive. She thinks everyone’s thoughts and prayers together make a difference. Thank you. Dorinda tells LuAnn that Carole is doing a high-end super fun speed dating thing. She thinks LuAnn should come, just see what it’s like. In her interview, Dorinda thinks it might be good for LuAnn to go through the actions, but no real dating. She needs to date herself. The church looks familiar, but I didn’t see what street they’re on. They light a candle together, and Dorinda prays for strength for LuAnn.

It’s time for speed dating! Carole tells the matchmaker that she has six friends coming. Two are coming to observe, and the other four are in various stages of dating. The girls trickle in, with Ramona leading the pack, and latching on to a guy named Bryan before the dating even starts. Sonja says it’s amazing and mesmerizing to watch. In her interview, Bethenny says she and Dennis love each other, but he’s not capable of being a partner, so she’s open. It turns out she knows Bryan, and she says, the dating plot thickens. It’s the last place LuAnn wants to be, and Sonja asks a guy if she smells like mothballs. Tinsley says even if she wasn’t spoken for, no way would do this. She’s a Southern girl, and needs to be wined and dined. We flash back to the kiss she laid on Scott five minutes after meeting him. Carole finds out her date has kids, and it’s swipe left. Tinsley says Ramona’s got game. Dorinda says it’s like watching a fluffy kitty before it pounces on a tiny mouse. Bryan sits with Bethenny, and kind of hits on her. In her interview, she says it’s flattering, but he’s not her type. She doesn’t want to make herself like someone just because they like her. A guy asks LuAnn what she did for the holidays. She says she was supposed to go to South America, but didn’t make it.

Ramona kisses a dude for thinking she’s around 44, and it’s time to mingle. Carole didn’t meet the guy she wanted to (i.e. Bryan), because he was being devoured by Ramona and Bethenny. Ramona gets tequila for Bryan. A guy at the bar says he thinks Bryan likes Bethenny, but Ramona claims she’s just returning the favor since he bought her a drink. She slinks over with it, and makes a presentation. In her interview, Bethenny does an over-the-top, but accurate imitation of her. Tinsley tells a few of the girls about staying in Cartagena, Columbia, and wants everyone to go there with her. Dorinda only knows the scary things that happen in Columbia, and prefers places that have commercials, like the Bahamas. Tinsley shows pictures of the house she stayed in, and Carole says she had them at private island. Sonja talks to a guy about bondage. Carole tells everyone about the trip. Sonja can’t imagine not having an amazing time. Wow. Is she optimistic.

Next time, the Cartagena trip, Ramona gets a ride in a wheelchair, and Bethenny tells Dorinda that she doesn’t always have to share.

🍴 On MasterChef, the contestants made dinner for the wedding of the Season 7 winner, Shaun O’Neale. Juni and Julia were team captains, blue and red respectively, but something happened that I missed (because, dogs), and Taylor ended up taking Juni’s place. The red team undercooked the duck to the point where it was nearly raw, and needed to re-plate that for a few guests. Unfortunately, they’d made the genius move of throwing out everything that was left, and had to start from scratch. Miraculously, they still won. And we learned that service isn’t over until the last person leaves. On the losing blue team, Gordon deemed Taylor and Shanika safe from elimination. To everyone’s surprise, there was no pressure test. Gordon got right to the point, saying Ashley cracked under pressure, and Juni let go of his responsibility. It was Juni who was out, Gordon saying the team was doomed before they started. They had a bad concept and lost direction. Still, Juni gave a graceful exit, thankful for the opportunities. He said there weren’t many people who could say they cooked in the MasterChef kitchen, and that Gordon tasted their food. He thought he made his mom proud. Well said. Next week, it’s crawfish, and Aaron cooks alongside the chefs. It’s the shock of the season, and Joe says there’s more on the line than they thought.

🔥 A once vibrant town that had become desolate, Greenville, Mississippi was Gordon’s destination on 24 Hours to Hell and Back. Sherman’s, owned by the Nimrod family, had been a thriving business, but no more. Gordon made every joke possible about the Nimrod name, since it’s also slang for inept person. Even they recognized the wisdom in not changing the restaurant’s name when they bought it. Gordon did his disguise thing, and found the flounder to be funky; the food dull, bland, embarrassing, and atrocious; and no surprise, the owners argued these points. The hidden cameras revealed loads of cross contamination, and the usual cockroaches. The owners were resistant to change, but Gordon convinced them to give one of the staff the new position of running the kitchen. He also persuaded them, as only Gordon can, to stop arguing with the patrons and online reviewers, and not to allow the chef to use the microwave. Before he disappeared into the night, Gordon told them to watch out for 6’2” Scottish guys with beards. Three months later, the business is booming, and the online reviews are great. Next time, Hollywood and a very dysfunctional family. The whole 24-hour thing is really amazing.

🌌 Yep…

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July 10, 2018 – Obrecht Pretends To Be a Kinkball, Justin Visits Wyatt & Hannah Has a Fake Birthday


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Jason tells Sonny to guard himself when it comes to his father. He has a lot going on, and he’s handling it as best he can. Sonny wishes he thought that way. Jason says if Sonny needs help with anything, let him know. Sonny asks about Peter, but Jason says he’s out of it. He hates that Peter is out there, but respects Anna’s right to handle it how she sees fit. Sonny says, he’ll walk away clean, but Jason says, maybe not. The PCPD hired Sam and Curtis to find him.

Sam meets Curtis at the MetroCourt. He’s surprised there’s no apology, and she asks, for what? He tells her that she woke him up at the crack of dawn. She calls him a baby, and he says, babies need their sleep. He says that the MetroCourt uses the Port Charles laundry service, and whoever was pushing that cart is not an employee there.

Finn tells Franco that there’s a part of this that’s not computing. The notes are about the PK Sinclair book. Why would Wyatt say that Obrecht was holding someone captive? While Peter isn’t necessarily responsible for her son’s death, do the math. Franco says he doesn’t like math, but if he’s doing it, he’s got it. He thinks Finn doesn’t really care about Peter. He’s just interested because of Anna.

Peter tells Nina that Wyatt promised he’d tell someone; the police could be there any minute. If they find them both there, it’s over for her; there’s no going back. Or, she could set him free. Nina says, then what? He’s in no shape to go anywhere. He says he’ll die or get caught. Either way, if the latter happens, and she’s set him free, he won’t implicate her. He won’t even mention her name; it’s a win-win. It’s a fair shot, especially for her. She can go back to her life with no consequences. He asks her to make the best choice for both of them. She walks to the bed, and starts to untie his wrists.

Doc visits Carly, asking if she’s ready for their session, or a visit. He asks how she is, and she says, fantastic. He wonders why he doesn’t believe her, and she says because she’s in Ferncliff. She asks if he brought the cards, and he produces a deck. He tells her that he’s happy to play poker, but since they’re here. how about using the time explore where she’s at? She asks if he’s still on that, and he says psychiatrists are persistent that way. She says, so he wants to explore her grief over Morgan.

Chase asks Nelle what she’s doing, and she says, looking for bridal gowns for pregnant women. He says she’d look beautiful in anything. He tells her the marriage to Michael isn’t going to work, and they both know it.

Jason asks Sonny what angle Michael is working. He wishes it didn’t involve marrying Nelle. Michael joins them, and says he’s glad they’re together. There’s been a development, and the wedding has been moved up. He and Nelle are getting married tomorrow.

Curtis tells Sam that the employee on duty called in sick. Whether they were a no show or really sick, they didn’t crack under questioning, but the employee who worked that night didn’t clock in until forty-five minutes after the time stamp on the security footage. All of the other employees were on other floors. The odds are increasing that someone was in the cart. Sam adds that there was no sign of Peter leaving the hotel.

Franco tells Finn not to overreact. Finn says, who’s overreacting? There’s only a guy tied to a bed who Obrecht is keeping prisoner. Franco says Obrecht isn’t thinking clearly; she just lost her son. Finn doesn’t care about Peter. He just cares about his girlfriend. Finn says he’s right. He doesn’t care, but Anna does. She needs to find her son. He’s going to do everything he can to get Peter out of the cabin alive. Finn gets in the elevator. Franco realizes Finn is definitely not changing his mind, and gets in the elevator with him.

Sonny asks Michael if it was Nelle’s idea to have the wedding as soon as possible, but Michael says it was his. He needs to be locked in for his strategy to work. Jason isn’t on board with it, but Michael says it’s not his decision. Sonny agrees, and says he trusts Michael to make the right one.

Carly tells Doc that Morgan’s death was a gift to Nelle. It gave her the edge to get to their family, and Carly walked right into it. She wanted to believe Morgan could come back. Doc says her feelings are natural and understandable, but she says he has to include Nelle. Carly says Nelle came to see her yesterday. Doc says it must have been an unwelcome visit, and Carly says he has no idea. Doc asks what she wanted, and Carly says Nelle wanted her to know she’d forgiven her, and managed to smile while she said it. After that, she jumped to goading, and told Carly a story about how she took Josslyn lingerie shopping. She doesn’t believe it, but Nelle saved the best for last. She and Michael are getting married. She had the ring to prove it, and was waving it under Carly’s nose. Doc asks about her reaction, since she seems calmer than he would have expected. Carly says that’s because she played it perfectly. She smiled, said all the right things, and outplayed Nelle. It’s the first time she’s felt like herself in months. Doc says, the real Carly. Carly says she finally turned it around, but she doesn’t understand why it took so long to get there. Doc says, since on they’re on the subject, why don’t they explore that for a while?

Nelle tells Chase that Michael loves her. Chase asks if he’s told her that, and Nelle says, it’s called forgiveness. Chase tells her, even if he says it, how long will it last? She says Michael doesn’t care what his family thinks, but Chase says, deep down he does. What if he divorces her? She’ll be stripped of everything, including her baby.

As Obrecht reaches the cabin, Finn calls her name. She accuses him of following her, but he says he and Franco were just out for a stroll. Obrecht tells them that she should call the police. Finn says, she should, but Franco says it’s not necessary. She asks if he supports this witch-hunt. Finn is harassing her to look more virile to his scarecrow girlfriend. She tells them it’s her special place where she comes to be alone. Franco encourages Finn to leave, but he kicks the door to the cabin open. Obrecht follows behind him, saying he’s breaking and entering. The cabin is empty.

Nelle says Chase clearly thinks her marriage is doomed, and needs to look at it objectively. He says he’s trying to help her. She asks if she’s supposed to leave the father of her baby. For what alternative? Chase says, him.

Jason tells Michael that Nelle is in a league of her own. No one has been able to handle her so far, even Sonny. Sonny says he didn’t see it coming. He’d been dealing with his dad, but now he sees it. Everyone does, even Michael. When he told Carly to have faith in Michael, he believed it. Michael says Nelle is overconfident. She got rid of his mother, and thinks she can do whatever she wants now; it makes her vulnerable. Sonny says Michael is a born strategist. After Sonny killed AJ, it was like looking at a stranger. It hurt like hell, but it was brilliant and it worked. If Michael wants to take Nelle down, he will.

Carly tells Doc the shower was the icing on the cake for Nelle. Carly gave her what she wanted. She was a furious, out of control person she didn’t even recognize. It helped create the divide with Josslyn. She couldn’t sit back and let Nelle spin her psycho wheels. She wishes she’d never been on the stairs, and Doc asks why she was. Carly tells him that Josslyn wanted her to apologize, and Doc says, so she was trying to repair things with daughter. Carly says she went upstairs, but Nelle’s taunts continued, then she had the baby blanket. She knows Nelle’s end game wasn’t never to fall down the stairs, but when it happened, it couldn’t have ended better. She and the baby were fine, and Carly came out looking certifiable. It’s not like her to let someone have that kind of power. She was focused on stopping Nelle, and keeping her out of Michael and Josslyn’s lives; she lost perspective. She could have fought Nelle in her sleep before. Doc asks, before what? It was about protecting Michael and Josslyn, the way she couldn’t protect Morgan.

Curtis says Sam was spot on, and they should concentrate on who was wheeling the cart. Sam says she went back, and focused more on the footage. She found something that might narrow their search.

Obrecht asks Finn and Franco if they found what they wanted. She tells them to leave the premises, and she’ll be expecting payment for the door. Franco tells Finn there’s nothing to find, but Finn wonders about the picture. He sees the restraints still tied to the bed, and asks where Peter is. Tell him, or he’ll get the cops; her choice. She asks Franco if he believes this nonsense. He says he doesn’t want to, but it is a little suspicious; tell them what happened. She says the boy did see something shocking, but it’s not what they think.

Chase tells Nelle that he believed in a girl who walked into the police station in Maine. Deep down, what she wants is to be loved and seen. He saw her, and swore she saw him too. Nelle says he followed her because he wanted payback; his fury is showing. Chase says he is angry; with himself. He didn’t take care of her when he had the chance.

Carly tells Doc when Morgan died, she was handed her first true defeat. Doc asks if she never lost before, and she says, not like that. She’s struggled more than once, but was always able to dig her way out, but sheer force of will or it just got better on its own. When Michael was in a coma, she refused to give up. She had Patrick perform experimental surgery, and Michael woke up. Doc says, Morgan won’t, and she says she hasn’t been able to come to grips with that. Even though he grew to be big and tall, she can still feel him in her arms like a baby. What happened to Morgan shot her instincts into overdrive. She didn’t want to fail her other kids the way she failed him. She takes responsibility. Ava came in her house, and tampered with Morgan’s medication. She and Sonny knew how hard he’d worked. It was a victory Ava took away from him, sending him on a downward spiral, and they knew it. They knew something was off, but didn’t want Morgan to know. They wanted him to think they had faith in him. He died doing something crazy because they were afraid to rock the boat. Doc thinks it’s difficult to get from point A to point B with that.

Michael thanks Sonny. Jason says it’s not about faith. He trusts Michael. Michael asks, why not on this? Jason says he loves Michael too much to let him throw his life away. Michael says the PCPD is backing him. Sonny wonders since when, and Michael says, recently. Sonny tells Michael that he wants to know everything.

Obrecht tells Finn and Franco it’s been a difficult time for her; losing her son was more pain than she could bear. She looked to others for relief. Kinky sex with a willing and adventurous partner. The boy did see someone tied to the bed, but not Henrik. Finn asks if Franco is buying this, and Franco says it’s not like there’s anything really incriminating. She says they failed to find Anna’s precious offspring. He’s out there somewhere, but hers is gone forever. Finn and Franco leave.

Sam tells Curtis that she couldn’t see a face, but she zoomed in on the shoes. She shows them to Curtis, who acts like he’s been blinded, saying, what are those? She says they’re sturdy work shoes like a lot of people wear. She tells him to look closer, and points out a heel, or what passes for one in unisex shoe world. Curtis asks if she thinks it’s a woman, and she says, bingo.

Obrecht sees Nina outside, and tells her Peter is gone. She tells Obrecht that he’s in the root cellar. He’s still secure, but exhausted. He can barely move, and it will take both of them to carry him.

Jason tells Michael that he’s out of his mind. Michael insists it’s going to work. Jason says he can’t do this to his parents, but Michael says it has nothing to do with them. Jason says they’re just getting back on their feet after losing Morgan, and Michael says to stop guilt tripping him. Jason says he’s just giving Michael the facts. He’s the one kid that Sonny and Carly raised together; he’s the heart of the family. Michael says his child is his heart, and it’s being held hostage. Jason says Nelle is crazy, dangerous, and violent. Michael says she’s in their lives because of him, so it’s up to him to fix it. This is the only way. If he doesn’t do this, Nelle will have as much say as he does in their child’s life, and he won’t have it. He would do anything to protect his child. Jason says that’s how his parents feel, but it’s his child, his choice, and his risk. Michael tells Jason not to take it away.

Doc tells Carly when terrible things happen, we can blame one thing or another, but it doesn’t matter. She’s endured the worst thing that can happen to a parent, but she’s here; living and breathing, and focused on moving forward. He asks what she wants her life to look like now, but there’s a knock at the door. It’s Sonny, who was told the session was wrapping up. Doc says, it is, and tells Carly that they’ll talk soon; she did the work. She gives him his cards, and when he leaves, Sonny hugs her. She’s glad he’s there, but why? He has something to tell her, and she says nothing can be worse than Nelle marrying Michael. Sonny says, even if they’re getting married tomorrow?

Franco says there was no sign of Faison Junior, but Finn says the restraints were there. He thinks they should get the police to dust for prints and look for DNA. Franco says if they find Peter, they’ll arrest him. Is that what Anna wants? Finn says it’s preferable to him being dead. Franco thinks he should discuss it with Anna first and get her approval. Finn walks away, and Franco messes with his phone.

Obrecht says Nina lied to her. Nina says she protected Obrecht, and to give Peter the meds as promised. Not that he deserves them. Obrecht says she knew Nina would fall prey to his so-called charms. Nina says he’s weak, and if it wasn’t for her, Obrecht would be in police custody. Obrecht wonders how Franco and Finn knew. Her phone dings, and she says it’s a text from Franco. Finn is thisclose to alerting the authorities. She tells Nina there’s been a change of plans. Forget the confession. They need to rid themselves of their prisoner, and leave no evidence. Obrecht comes at Peter with a pillow.

Chase says Nelle turned him in, but he can’t deny that he believed in her innocence. He would have done anything to prove it, but he didn’t get the chance. She asks if he really expects her to fall for this. He asks why it’s hard for her to believe someone loves her. He’s loved her since the first moment he laid eyes on her, and he’s thinking he always will.

Carly asks Sonny whose idea it was to move up the wedding, and Sonny says it’s Michael’s plan. She hopes he knows what he’s doing. Sonny does too, and asks how she is. She says, as well as can be expected. He asks how the session went, and she says they talked about Morgan, and how his death shaped everything that came after. She didn’t realize how her guilt affected things; it was her part in what happened. Sonny says their part. She says Morgan had been fine, but spent his last couple of days dealing with his bipolar disease. It was his choice, and they wanted to have faith in him, but knew something was off. If they’d trusted their instincts as parents, their son might still be there. Sonny holds her.

Nina says Obrecht is insane. She can’t kill him. Obrecht says, a life for life sounds good.

Sam shows Curtis the shoes on a website called Sesso Sesso. He says whoever has Peter is a female, and they’re going to find out who it is. Sam has a feeling they know them, and Curtis says he does too. Jason comes in and asks to talk to Sam. Curtis wonders who the kidnapper is.

Nina tells Obrecht not to try that again. Obrecht says, or what? Nina says she doesn’t want to know. The police could be there any minute; they have to hide him. Obrecht wonders where, sine the entire city must be on alert. Nina says Obrecht is going to listen to her now. She’s not killing him. Obrecht says, from where she’s standing, she has no other perspective.

Finn calls Anna, and leaves a message. He knows she’s busy, but it’s important. It’s about her son.

Jason wants to talk to Sam about Michael. A courier arrives, gives her an envelope, and she sets it down. Jason tells her that Michael is considering doing something dangerous, and told him not to interfere. She asks if it’s for his kid, and says, as a parent, it’s his right to take chances. Jason should understand. He’d take any risk for his kids, and no one could stop him, but she gets it. To him, Michael is one of his kids. He says he can’t stand by watch and watch it happen.

Chase understands Nelle acting impulsively to save herself, but Michael isn’t the man for her. Just because they share a child doesn’t mean they should rush into marriage. It would be the worst thing for her and the baby. Michael appears, and tells Chase to get away from Nelle. He asks if Nelle is okay, and she says, now that he’s there. Before he leaves, Chase asks if this is for her or the baby. Nelle thanks Michael for showing up. Chase was dredging up the past, and he’s delusional. Michael says that’s one more reason to get married tomorrow. He talked to Ned, who will be glad to officiate. Nelle has some things to do, but Michael says he has one more thing discuss.

Carly says they can’t let Morgan’s death be for nothing. They need to learn from their mistakes, and trust their gut. Sonny says, and protect their kids no matter what. He tells her that they’ll survive this like they’ve survived everything else. Carly knows they will.

Nelle asks Michael if there’s something wrong. He says he just wants the business stuff out of the way before the wedding. He wants her to sign a prenuptial agreement, and asks if she has a problem with that.

Sam tells Jason that Michael grew into a man, who learned from him how protect the people he loves, no matter what the cost. It’s hard to stand back. Jason says he doesn’t know if he’s strong enough, and Sam reminds him that he told her, sometimes we have to force ourselves to do what we don’t want to. She says, speaking of things she doesn’t want to do, and picks up the envelope. She tells him it’s the divorce papers. Her marriage is officially over.

Tomorrow, Nelle wants to talk to a lawyer, Chase wants to talk to Finn about their father, and Peter tells Obrecht to choose between revenge and freedom.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Benny is arrested for robbery and attempted murder. Hanna says they’ll figure it out. Benny struggles, insisting he didn’t do it. One of the officers asks if there’s anything in his pockets, and another one pulls out stacks of cash. Benny says he borrowed it. As he’s put in the car, Hanna says she’ll call a lawyer.

Hanna tells Candace every time she comes around this is what happens. Candace asks why they arrested Benny, but Hanna says, don’t worry about it. Candace wants to help, and Hanna asks, like she helped with Quincy or helped with the drugs and the car? Candace says Benny is her brother, and Hanna asks if she knows that. Candace tells Hanna she just wants the money, but Hanna isn’t letting her near it. She’ll give it to the FBI first. Candace says, no crime was committed, and Hanna tells her to move out of the way; she’s not getting a damn thing. Candace tells Hanna not to make her show how evil she can be, but Hanna says she sees it all the time. Candace asks if she wouldn’t rather own her house. Hanna says she works for what she owns, and Candace says, she does too, but Hanna doesn’t think selling ass is a job. Candace says if Hanna doesn’t give her the money, she’ll make her. Hanna would like to see her do that. Candace says, okay, like I say okay sometimes, when it really means, just try it and see what happens.

Erica asks David if everything is okay. She leads him to the bathroom where there’s a bubble bath with rose petals in it. She made him a bath and there’s champagne. He says it’s early, but she says they’re mimosas and have orange juice in them. They get in the tub. Erica wants him to relax; no thinking about crazy exes or burning cars, and no talking about it either. He has to tell her one thing though. He needs her to be careful. Things are different now; he raised the bar. She asks what he did, and he says he hit Veronica; it just happened. He went over to tell her to stop with Jeffrey, and she wouldn’t listen. She started pushing and slapping him, and he lost it. Erica says, it’s okay, but he says, it isn’t. Erica says he needs to forgive himself. David says for all those years, Veronica was his wife and he protected her. Last night, he hit her. Erica says she pushed him, and he’s only human. He says it wasn’t him, and he can’t believe he did it. She wishes her ex hadn’t abused her, but this is different. Veronica abused him; she broke the window in his house, and set his car on fire. She tells him to forgive himself. He asks if she can forgive him, but she says he doesn’t need her to; it’s okay. He’s safe there, and she loves him. He loves her too. They get busy in the tub.

On the phone, Veronica says she’s tracking it. It has the address, and she’ll meet them there. Her doorbell rings. Dude asks why she summoned him, and she gives him a picture, saying it’s his target. He says he’s got it, and hands it back. Veronica wants her too, and he’s also got that. He asks where his money is, and she says he’ll get it when it’s done. He says he’s not a rookie. She says, he hit me, and she’s on that roll again. Dude says he’s got her, but needs something. She throws some stacks of money at him, because apparently, this is how people keep money around the house in Savannah. He says it will get it done. She tells him don’t call, and don’t text; she’ll reach out to him. He says, nice house, and she tells him to put it out of his memory. He’s never going to see it again. He says she’s still cold blooded, and she says he’d better know it. He asks how she wants it done, and she says, big, with big explosions; now get out. He finds the dark side of her attractive, and she asks what would she do with his broke ass?

After dude leaves, Veronica’s phone rings. It’s RJ, who asks how she is. She says, fine; bye. He wants to see her again, but she isn’t in the mood to be a sugar momma. She tells him to find someone else, and ends the call.

At the Artisian, Gia says RJ must really like Candace. He says he’d like to hit that. He knows she gives Gia a hard time, but she can learn a lot. Gia tells him that Candace beat Rocky’s ass with a golf club because he crossed her up. He says maybe Rocky shouldn’t have done it. Gia says he does have it bad. He tells her he’s going to make enough money to go to LA. He’s going to be a huge star, so she should get his autograph before it’s too late. Gia says she had big dreams too, but she’s still in Savannah. RJ says he’s not her, and she says he’s right. A bandaged-up Rocky asks to see RJ. RJ meets him in the back, and asks if he really crossed Candace up. Rocky asks if he knows anything, and RJ says he’s Team Rocky not Team Candace. Rocky says, don’t worry; she’s going to be taken care of. He knows RJ likes her, but she’s not what he thinks she is.

RJ calls Candace and says, you got dude real bad. She tells him to speak proper English, and he asks what happened with Rocky. Candace tells him that he doesn’t want to mess with her. Crazy as she is, she needs him and Gia, and they can get enough to get out. RJ says he’s in. Candace says a convention is coming in town, and they need to run them hard. She also needs to find some muscle. RJ wonders for who, and she says, her mother for one; call them now.

Sarah’s phone rings. It’s Jim, wanting to say hello. She says she gave him what he wanted; leave her alone. He asks what she’s wearing, and she says she’s not doing this. He asks if there’s any more evidence. He wants them left with a circumstantial case. She says he has the main, but he says he wants it all. She says the only other thing is his son. Jim says he’ll handle Wyatt. Sarah hopes he’s not going to hurt him, and Jim asks if she thinks he’s a madman. (Actually, yes.) She says no, and he tells her if she did, he’d have to start demanding things. She mentions the whore in the bar, and tells Jim that she’s an undercover informant, trying to uncover information on him and Candace. There’s a prostitution ring at the hotel, and the bartenders and manager are in on it. They think he might be too. That’s all she has. Jim calls her a good little girl, and thanks her. When the call is over, Jim says, son-of-a-bitch. He has something to do with a prostitution ring.

Jeffrey asks for drink at the hotel bar. RJ thinks they met in jail, but Jeffrey doesn’t remember him. RJ says it must have been someone else. He calls Gia, saying, nice shoes, nice watch, nice money. Gia says she saw it, and approaches Jeffrey. She tells him that she loves his shirt, and runs her hand down his sleeve. She asks if he’s checking in and if it’s his first time. Jeffrey says he stays there a lot, and she introduces herself. When she gets no response, she says, and his name is…? Jeffrey says, gay, and I laugh. Gia says nice to meet him, but he says, no. Gay as in meaning he’s not interested. She says, a girl can hope. She wanders off, and RJ tells Jeffrey, sorry; she always wants to flirt. Jeffrey says she’s a hooker, and RJ hopes he’s not interested; a married man like him. Jeffrey says he’s not married; he’s gay RJ says he thought so. He kind of has radar. Jeffrey asks if RJ is gay, and RJ says he is. He thinks Jeffrey is cute, and asks if he’s seeing somebody. Jeffrey asks if he’s flirting, and RJ says, yes. Jeffrey is flattered, but in no mood. RJ offers to do all the work, but Jeffrey repeats he’s not interested. RJ says, yet, and gets him another drink.

Jim approaches Gia. She says she’s glad to see him. He tells her that he has a room.

Wyatt needs a fix, but the nurse says they can’t do that there. He wants to get out, but she says they can’t do that either. She says she’ll get the doctor, and Justin walks in as she walks out. Wyatt says he’s not supposed to be there, but he just wants to talk. Wyatt has nothing to say, and Justin says, since he’s all tied up (BA-DUM-CHH!), he’s going to listen. Wyatt yells for the nurse, and Justin says he can scream all he wants, but they don’t like him that much. Justin tells Wyatt that he has a belt. He can tie it up, so Wyatt can hang himself. He’s just there to assist him. Wyatt tells him to get the eff out. Justin says he has heroin, but Wyatt says he’s not doing that. Justin says, no junkie can refuse it. Wyatt is keeping Jeffrey from him. Wyatt says he’s not gay, and Justin says, neither is he. Wyatt calls him a sick son-of-a-bitch (phrase of the night). Justin says Jeffrey loves Wyatt. He tries to hide it, but Justin knows it. He can see Wyatt wants the heroin; he’s starting to sweat. He has it bad. Justin can see it all over his body. Wyatt stares at the baggie in Justin’s hand. Justin says he can’t resist, and Wyatt tells him to put it away. Justin says he can just slip it into his arm, and Wyatt says, I’m wearing a straitjacket, dumbass. Justin says he’s actually pretty good, and can use another spot. Justin pulls out some works, and says he’ll just cook it up here. Wyatt tells him to put it away, but Justin says he needs it. He can’t just kick on his ow

Justin wonders what Wyatt has that he doesn’t. He touches Wyatt, and says, nice, but he’s got Wyatt beat. Wyatt tells him to get the hell out. Justin says the heroin is coming with him, which is fine with Wyatt. Justin suggests he take it, and Wyatt asks, why? So Justin can kill him? Justin says, no; so Wyatt can feel better. Justin puts some heroin in the spoon and heats it with a lighter. The nurse walks in and says he’s not supposed to be there this long. Here’s a clue – the heroin wasn’t supposed to be there at all. Wyatt says Justin is a friend of his, and they were just talking. The nurse is like, no, and Justin saunters out.

I have finally found a hospital more lax than the one on General Hospital.

Jim sees Oscar, and tells Gia go to his room. He asks Oscar where his damn money is, but Oscar doesn’t have it yet. He says he’s sorry, and Jim says, stop telling him that and get the money. Oscar says he will as soon as he finds Candace. Jim asks what happened to his head, and Oscar says, long story. Jim wants to know how much David told him, and who his sources are. Oscar says he has his ways, and Jim hopes he was told Jim is a real son-of-a-bitch when he’s wronged. He tells Oscar there are things worse than death, and Oscar says he doesn’t like being threatened. Jim gets knocks Oscar up against the wall, and gets his head in a viselike grip. He bets Oscar doesn’t like this. He’s running out of time. Oscar needs to find the bitch, the money, and the time to leave. Oscar pushes Jim away, and says he’ll find the damn money.

Jim goes to his room, and says he missed Gia terribly. She says she’s here now, and Jim says, yes, she is. First things first, he wants to know everything she knows about Candace, and everything Candace told her. She doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He tells her that she’ll see how badly it goes for her if she plays games. He knows she’s a DA informant; they can start there. What has she told them? She says, nothing; she hasn’t said anything. He asks if she’s been wearing a wire, and she says he saw her naked. He wonders why not? She says she was supposed to get him to relax, then start to wear one. He believes it, and thinks it might actually be a good thing he can use. Gia says she doesn’t want to go deeper, but Jim says it’s way too late. She says she has to leave; she can’t do this. He says she’s not leaving until he’s done with her. They have a new arrangement; no more cash on the dresser. He tells her to take off her clothes. She begs, but he grabs her, and pushes her onto the bed.

Hanna waits at the station. Kathryn comes out, and Hanna asks what she’s doing there. She says she had to take care of some things. Hanna tells her that Benny was arrested for the thing she told Kathryn about. She called Marty while she was driving there, and he said he was on his way. She knows he didn’t do it. Kathryn says Marty will get him out and get him off. Hanna hopes so. She thanks Kathryn, who has to go, and talks to the desk sergeant.

Kathryn cries in the car. Like a heart-wrenching cry. I want to cry watching her. If she cries much longer, I’ll be sobbing uncontrollably over my keyboard.

RJ gives Jeffrey another drink on him. Jeffrey asks if he does this for everyone, but RJ says just the ones he likes. He thinks Jeffrey is cute, and asks if Jeffrey thinks he is. Jeffrey says, just a little. He thinks RJ is pushy, but RJ says he goes after what he wants. He suggests they talk about it in his room, but Jeffrey doesn’t think so. RJ tells him to bill the drinks to his room, he’ll get the number, and go up on his break. Jeffrey is all, no, and leaves to sit at a table.

Candace calls RJ, and asks if he’s seen Oscar. They make plans to meet later. She tells him she’s coming through the lobby. He asks if she’s sure she wants to do this, and she tells him, don’t question her. He needs to know their next move. She asks if anyone is watching, and he says, no. She crosses the lobby.

Candace’s elevator door opens, and Oscar jumps in. He knocks her all around the cab, and drags her out. On his floor, I presume. He passes some guests and say she had too many shots. He brings her into his room, and throws her on the couch. He asks her where the money is, and slaps her. He keeps asking, but turns around for moment. When his back is to Candace, she pushes him out the window. I gasp. Wow. That was quite a little scene.

Next time, Kathryn tells Hanna that Wyatt shot Uncle Vinnie, Wyatt tells Kathryn that he hates her and Jim, and Veronica tries to get Melissa from Hanna’s house.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Josh hassles Adam about getting some food. Hannah tells him that they were waiting on the last guest, and Adam wonders why he has a guest is in the galley. He’d thought they were communicating. Dinner is finally served, and Adam comes upstairs to explain the dishes. He had me at crispy leeks. Josh pronounces it Michelin Star food. Hanna tells Adam again that the last guest wasn’t seated. He tells her if there’s a next time, asks the primary if they should start serving.

João wants to upgrade his position. In her interview, Captain Sandy says she sees how hard João has been working, which makes her love him. This annoys Conrad, who says he’s been working his own ass off.

Kasey finds some animal masks on a guest’s bed, and shows Jamie. Jamie puts on the unicorn mask. In her interview, Kasey wonders what role playing in the bedroom is like. Snort-snort.

The guests proclaim dinner incredible, and move to the Jacuzzi. Some animal masks appear, and I don’t want to know. Josh tries to flirt with Kasey. Brooke asks if Conrad is thinking about a future with Hannah. Conrad says he likes her, and it would be nice to see her away from the boat. In his interview, Conrad says the boat is an environment where everything is heightened, and there’s no escape. You want to find a rock, and Hannah surprised him. Everyone finally turns in.

Adam pops breakfast buns in oven, and makes breakfast sandwiches that look like they’re to die for. He shows Kasey how to serve with several plates on her arm. The guests are impressed with the breakfast sandwiches. Colin tells Brooke if he could rearrange the alphabet, he’d put U and I together. Everybody goes, aww. Not really.

The yacht shoves off to Capri, and anchor is dropped in a new area. Kasey, Jamie, and Colin are setting up lunch on shore. Adam gets testy because the food should have been in the fridge. Hannah doesn’t think it’s a big deal, and tells him just put it in until she asks for it. Conrad drops the others off at the pier.

Hannah tells Brooke that in her eight years of yachting, she’s never been on the boat on her birthday. She thinks the decorations they have are tacky. In her interview, Brooke feels tension coming from Hannah, because she likes João. She wants to show Hannah that she cares about their friendship, and even though it’s not Hannah’s birthday until the fall, she promises to plan something special.

Colin tells us there are no mountains on Long Island, so he’s thrilled that lunch is at the top of one. The view is spectacular. Coming over in the tender, Josh says the girls look like Jackie O. Conrad welcomes them to Capri. The food is delivered. Everything and everyone has to go up in these little cars like a ski lift. At the yacht, João gets jet skis out. In her interview, Captain Sandy says he has a great attitude and he never stops

The guests are literally in the clouds, and more than thrilled. Hannah says they’re crying; it’s a good sign. Josh toasts to good friends and an amazing trip. Conrad asks Hannah about a second date, saying could do something like this. Colin thinks João should ask Kasey out. João he doesn’t want to be with anyone, but gets drunk and flirty. He doesn’t want a relationship, but likes the attention.

The guests go into town. Hannah and Conrad take a selfie and kiss. In her interview, Hannah says Conrad has a softness and vulnerability. She’s developing genuine feelings, so it’s confusing. Brooke talks to Adam about Hannah’s birthday. Adam says Hannah makes him nuts, but they have fun together. The guests return to the yacht.

Adam says the picnic isn’t as glam as he likes it on the boat, so he’s doing up dinner. A lot of amore, but not too spicy. Giant swells start to come up, and the captain says it’s getting rough. Two of the guests gets sick. Captain Sandy says it doesn’t look good, which isn’t something you want to hear from your captain. She decides to slowly cruise back to Naples. Kasey gets sick, but rallies. The captain explains they’re going to the mainland where they’ll be protected by the mountains. I note there are tiny white lights throughout the centerpiece, and the sick guests show up anyway. I would too, even if I had to crawl. Hannah tells Adam the sick guests requested chicken soup. In his interview, Adam says they just went over it. We flash back to him telling Hannah if it’s not requested in advance, it won’t be made. He says had he known there were sick guests, he’d have prepped something more effective, like with ginger. Chicken soup isn’t going to cure their seasickness. Adam likes a lot of control, but my take is that the guests are supposed to get whatever they want, whenever they want.

Captain Sandy says it’s getting calmer as they head inland. I’m pretty sure I’d eat this dinner, even if I thought it was going to return later. Hannah asks the captain if she wants to eat. Captain Sandy says she can’t now, and Hannah goes to put it in the fridge. The captain changes her mind, and tells Conrad to bring it anyway. Hannah doesn’t understand why they’re even having service in this weather. Captain Sandy grows impatient waiting for Conrad. She says it’s frustrating, and he looks like an idiot. She calls him to the bridge, and finally goes downstairs herself. She tells Conrad, who is talking with Hannah, that when she calls him, don’t stop to have a chat. She goes to get her own food.

Josh says this is the yachting life; at the mercy of the sea. The captain is like, wtf? with Conrad, and says he’s obviously lost focus on his primary role as a crew member. Adam sets some pasta on fire. The entree is saffron risotto lobster, and I’m in. Anchor is dropped in Naples. Conrad tells Hannah that the captain wants him to set up the slide at 7 am, and bring it back up at 10:30. He doesn’t understand the logic. The guests take their unicorn mask and go to bed.

It’s the last day of charter. Josh says it doesn’t suck, and asks for a breakfast sandwich again. Jamie asks Colin how long he’s had the feels for Brooke, but he insists he doesn’t. She asks why he doesn’t want to talk, and he says it’s 8:30. He doesn’t like talking until half past ten. I’m with him there. Hannah tells Kasey that she’s having a fake birthday dock party. Kasey thinks Brooke is kissing ass.

Captain Sandy is irritated with pretty much anything Conrad does or says. Brooke tells João about doing the dock barbecue. Anchor is pulled up. Conrad tells Hannah about the captain almost biting his head off. Captain Sandy sees some stuff that should have been done, and tells Conrad he has to make them a priority. Conrad doesn’t understand what her problem is.

The crew changes into their whites. None of the guests are happy about leaving. Josh says it was bucket list beyond, the food was incredible, and the staff made the trip. He hopes to do it again. Conrad tells Captain Sandy that he thinks there’s been a shift in communication and the way they work together. She says it’s the Hannah thing that annoys her. In her interview, she says Conrad has to figure out who he is, the bosun or Hannah’s boy, and pick one. Whoa.

There’s a fake birthday party committee meeting. Adam doesn’t know what Hannah likes, other than wine and cigarettes. Hannah tells Conrad that if the captain doesn’t want the bosun communicating with the chief strew, fine; they won’t talk. In her interview, Hannah says they’ll see how smoothly the boat runs when they don’t talk.

At the tip meeting, Captain Sandy confuses me with that euro thing again, but it’s $1080 a person. Even she thinks it’s not as heavy as it should be, but tells them not to take it personally. She commends João for his hard work. She says they have to turn the boat around, but they’ll have time off tomorrow. She scored a day at the beach club for them. In her interview, Kasey says she’s gotten through the wrath of Hannah and seasickness. João calls some friends who are just outside the port, and invites them to Hannah’s party, saying, a fake birthday for fake person. Jamie says Conrad’s mind has evacuated the premises.

Adam, Brooke, and Conrad go into town to get decorations. Adam talks Conrad into getting Hannah a pair of Crocs because she hates them. In the crew mess, João tells Colin the beer tastes like bad decisions coming. Everyone gets dressed, and Kasey announces that Hannah is, thirty, flirty and thriving. Colin thinks he has a good connection with Brooke, but he’s the worst at reading girls, and isn’t sure if he’s stuck in the friend zone. Yep, he’s the worst. Everyone gathers on the deck, along with a stray cat. Adam barbecues, and Hannah declares it the best birthday ever. Brooke tells João’s friend that João is a nice guy, but acts like a bit of a d*ck. She finds it amusing. João thinks the penny dropped, and he knows what he wants. It’s Kasey, and Brooke looks bummed.

Conrad gives Hannah the Crocs, and says it was his idea not Adam’s. Hannah thinks thirty is the age where you stop loving birthdays. She freaks over the pink Crocs, puts them on for a second, and throws them into the water. It’s time for several cakes. Hannah and Conrad have a cake fight, and chase around. They kiss at the top of a bridge. Adam says it was anti-climactic, and everyone boos. Brooke tells Adam it’s a love triangle. João says he’s happy for once, but he’s probably just drunk. Conrad says it was his first food fight. Believe it or not, I’ve never had a food fight. Or been in a bar fight. And I’ve been in some pretty dicey bars. Brooke asks how João is doing. Adam says it was a proper dock party. Brooke tells João they have blatant chemistry. In her interview, she says she doesn’t want any regrets. She asks him how he feels, and he kisses her. What I feel is that he’s a d-bag. Colin is like, whaaat? Kasey calls bullsh*t.

Next time, Hannah tells Brooke to stay away, Jamie gets very sick, primary horrible guest Kenny returns, João cries, and Hannah pours her heart out to Captain Sandy.

🌅 Calling It a Morning…

And hoping the editing was on point.


July 3, 2018 – Nelle Visits Carly, David Pimp Slaps Veronica, Tales from Bravoland & Independence Day Fun


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Michael says he told his mom that he’d look out for his family and protect them. Sonny says his mom is his family, and she’s in Ferncliff, thanks to Nelle setting her up. Sonny wants to tell her about the impending marriage before someone else does. Michael says there’s something else she needs to know.

Julian and Kim go to The Floating Rib, and see Brad and Lucas there. Sam asks Lucas why he’s so serious, and he says he needs Sam’s help.

Terry and Elizabeth go down Memory Lane. Cameron, who’s aged quite a lot in a very short time, comes downstairs, and Elizabeth introduces him to Terry. He leaves for the fireworks, and Elizabeth tells Terry that he’s a pretty responsible kid. Terry says, so he’s nothing like they were. Franco comes home, and Elizabeth introduces her childhood friend. Franco says Elizabeth told him that Terry was her first kiss. Terry says she’s proud of it, but she went by he at the time.

Oscar unpacks a picnic at the park. Josslyn asks if there’s room for one more. He says he wasn’t sure she would show, and she apologizes for ripping his head off the last time they were together.

Rupert tells Carly that she has a visitor. Nelle says, hi, grandma, explaining to Rupert that Carly is her baby’s grandma, not hers. Rupert asks if Carly wants him to escort Nelle out. She says, no, but wait outside; she won’t be long. Nelle says the place is worse than she imagined. Carly tells her maybe one day she’ll find out for herself. Nelle says, someone is in a bad mood, but she has news to make Carly’s day. She’s been thinking long and hard about the damage that’s been done, and has one way to make better. Nelle says she forgives Carly.

Michael tells Jason and Sonny that his mom warned him about Nelle, and he has to pay for his mistakes.  paying for his mistakes. Sonny doesn’t see it that way, and wants to protect Michael. Michael says Sonny has; now it’s his turn. He’s going into the marriage with his eyes wide open. Sonny says, it’s a losing battle. Michael says to tell Carly it’s going to be okay. Even if he’s lying, say he believes in Michael.

Terry doesn’t want to intrude, but Elizabeth and Franco ask her to stay. Terry asks if Franco is weirded out, but he says he’s relieved. He had been a little jealous. Terry appreciates the candor, and Franco says Elizabeth could have clued him in to… Terry explains it’s called gender transition, and that Elizabeth didn’t know. They drink to surprises.

Lucas and Brad talk about including everyone in family gatherings, and ask Sam if she’ll be there. She says Danny loves being a big brother, and will take on a new cousin like a champ. Brad says this is really happening.

Kim asks if Julian wants to talk about it. He wonders what there is to talk about. She says his son and daughter are there, and not even looking in his direction. He’s glad they’re spending time together. He’d like to be a part of it, but thinks it’s too late to be a father to them. Kim disagrees, at least with Lucas. Maybe he can’t be a full-fledged father, but he can have a relationship. She saw them at the hospital, and it’s not lost on Lucas how hard he’s tried. She thinks he has a chance.

Josslyn says Oscar seems bummed. He tells her that he hates his mom being with Julian. He knows things are hard for Josslyn with her family right now, but Josslyn says they can’t do anything about their moms tonight, so they should enjoy what they can control. They have an awesome spot for the fireworks. They kiss, and Cameron appears, asking if he’s interrupting.

Carly can’t believe Nelle came all that way just to say she forgives her. Nelle says it’s an important part of healing. Carly says making peace means so much to her. Being in there isn’t ideal, but she sees how much she needed it, and is going to do whatever work it takes to get back to her family. Nelle says, ever growing family, and Carly asks how she’s feeling. Nelle says, wonderful. Michael is waiting on her hand and foot. The pregnancy went by quickly, and there’s been a lot going on. Carly says Nelle has been busy, but Nelle says, never too busy for her.

Sonny tells Michael that he does believe in him, and to take care of himself. Jason tells Michael these are not normal circumstance. Nelle will do anything to get what she wants. Michael says, she wants him. Sonny says they don’t know what she’ll do now. He and Jason explain about the flyer, and how Nelle was trying to make Carly believe his brother was still alive. There’s no line Nelle won’t cross. Michael says he’s smart enough to call for help if he needs it. Sonny has to go, and tells Michael to be careful. After he leaves, Jason asks Michael why the hell he’s marrying Nelle.

Brad thinks it’s the perfect time, and Sam asks, for what? Lucas says they would be grateful if she’d be their baby’s godmother. She’s an amazing mom, and they know if it came to it, she’d go to the ends of the earth for their kid. She’s in, and they make a toast to the godmother. Julian approaches the table, and hopes the baby arrives safely, healthy, and happy. They thank him, and he says he wants it for both their families. Lucas says they’ll let him know when the baby arrives. He goes back to his table, and Sam says her first order of business as godmother is to advise they don’t let Julian in the baby’s life.

Terry says she wasn’t brave; she was scared to death. Elizabeth says that’s why she’s so brave. Franco asks if there was a turning point, and Terry says the older she got, the more trapped she felt, until she couldn’t stand it. Elizabeth can’t believe Terry didn’t tell her. Terry says back then, she just felt like something was off, but she was comfortable and could be herself with Elizabeth. Elizabeth wishes she’d been there to offer support, and Terry says she didn’t know. Elizabeth asks about her parents. Terry tells her, at first, they didn’t know what was happening. Terry acted out with negative behaviors, and they just wanted her to get better, but when it meant that they had to acknowledge she was a girl, no one wanted it. Least of all her brother.

Josslyn explains to Oscar that she and Cameron grew up together. Cameran tells him how they got married in elementary school, and Josslyn ate the licorice ring. Cameron asks how Oscar likes Port Charles, and Oscar says Josslyn has been showing him the ropes. Cameron tells them he’s life-guarding this summer. Josslyn says Oscar has an internship with his dad, and she’ll be reporting for duty as a camp counselor. Cameron says they can hang out.

Nelle gets Carly some water. She says she’s been spending time with Josslyn; they have special bond. Josslyn is excited about becoming aunt. Carly says Josslyn is growing up, and Nelle says, in more ways than one. Carly asks what that means. Nelle says Josslyn confided in her about her relationship with Oscar. It sounds like things are heating up. She hopes Carly doesn’t mind, but she took Josslyn to buy some lingerie; nothing trashy, but age appropriate. Whatever that means at age fourteen. Carly says she trusts Nelle implicitly, and Nelle says then she won’t mind that she asked Josslyn to be her maid of honor. Michael proposed. She asks if she can call Carly mom. Carly says she’s speechless. Nelle says she couldn’t believe it either. The alone time brought them closer with no interference. Carly asks when, and Nelle says, as soon as possible. They’re going to be a true family from the start. Carly thinks it’s amazing. Getting married for the sake of baby is great, although those marriages don’t always last. She married AJ for Michael’s sake. Nelle asks if Carly doesn’t think Michael will love her, and Carly says he put a ring on it, but just because a couple can make a baby doesn’t mean they should be married. Nelle says, not her and Michael, and Carly tells Nelle that she’s right. Rupert tells Carly she has another visitor. Sonny asks what the hell Nelle doing there.

Michael tells Jason to let Nelle think her plan worked, and that he’s in love with her. Over-confident people make mistakes. Jason says she killed her last fiancé; he’s risking his life. Michael says he gets it. Nelle is dangerous and evil and all those things. He’s not pretending she isn’t, but she’s carrying his child. She put his mother, and Jason’s best friend, in an institution. There’s no limit to what she’ll do, but she’s not playing him again. It’s his turn, and he guarantees he’ll win.

Sam tells Lucas he has an I-feel-bad-for-dad face. Lucas says Julian did what he wanted, and respected the boundaries. Sam needs to stand down. Sam says, not when it comes to Julian. She strongly suggests he do the same.

Kim tells Julian that wasn’t so bad, but he says he can feel the arctic chill. He doesn’t expect things to change. He’s concerned about Lucas not knowing anything about the birth mother though. She can snatch the baby back at any minute, and he doesn’t want Lucas robbed of the chance to be a father.

Terry tells Elizabeth that her brother hasn’t spoken to her since her transition. Elizabeth says she must have felt betrayed. Terry says he thinks she just decided she was over being a boy, and would rather be a girl, but she was finally reconciling her physical and emotional sides. Franco says she was freed to be seen for who she really is. He gets it. He knows the pain of rejection. They agree it stinks.

Carly tells Sonny that Nelle came to tell her that she and Michael are getting married. Sonny thought she was getting her ring sized. Nelle says the jeweler is close by. Sonny says he can’t stop the marriage, but he’s not letting her get in his wife’s face. Nelle says she’s glad to brighten Carly’s day. Carly tells her to give Michael a hug, and when she’s gone, tells Sonny, this is not happening.

Michael tells Jason the mistakes his parents have made were because they let emotions get in the way. The baby is 100% innocent, and he’s going to protect it at all costs. He needs to make Nelle feel comfortable, secure, and loved as long as it takes to exonerate his mom. Right now, he needs to focus on the baby. Jason says he couldn’t do it, and respects him for that. He tells Michael that every time he lies, it will cost him. Michael says he knows it, and Jason tells him not to give up his soul for her. Make sure he can live with his choices. Michael says he can live with anything, as long as his mom and the baby are safe.

Kim realizes that’s why Julian wanted to know about the records. He says he wants to know the deal with the birth mother – and father. Does the father even know? He doesn’t want anyone hurt in this scenario, especially his son. Kim tells him that he’s not a party. As much as it stinks, it’s out of his control. She asks, given his experience, if it’s hard to be with her because of what she did to Drew.

Lucas tells Sam that he loves and is grateful to her. They drink to the baby.

Jason goes to the footbridge.

Elizabeth wishes she’d been there, and Terry asks if she thinks she could have talked sense into her brother Sean. Elizabeth says she could have been a friend and listened. Terry says she’s doing that now, but Elisabeth wonders why Terry didn’t confide in her sooner. Terry says for one thing, she was gone, and Elizabeth was her Biz. She couldn’t stand the thought of rejection. Elizabeth realizes Terry thought she wouldn’t accept her.

Cameron has camp training early, and leaves. Oscar says he seems like an okay guy, but he’s not going to lie. He likes it being just the two of them. Josslyn says, her too.

Carly tells Sonny that Nelle is dangerous. He says Michael knows, but she says Nelle is psychotic dangerous. She’s a sociopath who killed her last fiancé. Does Sonny want Michael to go next? Carly tells him that he has to do whatever it takes to stop it.

Julian says he doesn’t judge Kim’s choices about Oscar. The situation is different. She wasn’t trying to keep Drew from his son. She says she could have worked harder. He says she did the best she could. She did what was necessary, and he respects her decisions. She says, then instead of jumping to the worst case scenario with the biological parents, he should think that they’re doing what’s in the best interest of their child; giving them to a good home. Julian says he wasn’t able to protect Lucas growing up, and doesn’t want him to get hurt. Kim says, getting hurt is part of the job. He thanks her for listening. He appreciates her solid advice – and her.

Terry tells Elizabeth that she’s knocked on a few doors, and not many have been as warm and welcoming. Elizabeth says Terry is her friend. She loves her, and nothing will change that. She asks if Terry would like to stay with them, but she has a consult in morning. Elizabeth is excited that she’ll be working at GH, and says she has to come to the wedding. Terry is her oldest friend. Terry agrees, as long as Elizabeth stops calling her old. She’s happy Elizabeth found Franco. She tells Franco that Elizabeth has a huge, compassionate heart that was meant to be shared with someone like him. He says he’s a lucky guy, and grateful. Terry leaves, and Franco hugs Elizabeth.

Sonny says Michael is doing this because he feels guilty. He’s been beating himself up for getting involved with Nelle, and her ending up in Ferncliff. Carly says they’ve already lost Morgan; they can’t lose Michael. Sonny tells her that Michael is a grown man. He trusts Michael, and she needs to trust him. She says it’s Nelle who she doesn’t trust. She might kill him out of spite. He says Michael’s got it, and she asks if he’s got Michael. He says, always. Sonny has some good news about the flyer on her car. He says, invisible ink, and laughs. Carly calls Nelle a bitch, and asks if he can prove it. He says not that Nelle is behind it, but they’re trying. Until then, everything has to stay as it is. Carly says, so she stays in there, and Michael marries Nelle.

Michael asks how the sizing went, and Nelle says, actually, she went to visit his mom instead. She wanted to tell her about the engagement personally. She thought if she could explain how much she loves him and the baby, it would make it easier, but no such luck. Michael doesn’t think it’s a good time to reach out. Carly is still in recovery, and needs space. Nelle apologizes, saying she was so happy, she wanted to share it, and give Carly a piece of joy to hold on to. She asks Michael what if Carly never accepts her, and he says, then so be it. He loves her, and him, her, and the baby are all that matters; they’re a family. He doesn’t think his mom will shut her out forever. Things change, and eventually she’ll give in; she has to. Nelle hopes he’s right as long as motivated by good intentions everything will be fine

Sam brings Danny to the footbridge. Jason asks if Danny is there to watch the fireworks. Danny tells him that his mom says it’s the best view ever. Sam says she was telling him about how Jason built the bridge. Jason says he wasn’t out there with a hammer, but he paid for it. The old one had been special to a friend of his, and over time, to him too. Danny asks if Jason will watch fireworks with them, and Jason says he’d like that. Sam smiles.

Elizabeth and Franco sit on the couch, talking about the visit from Terry. Cameron comes in home early. He tells them that he saw Josslyn, and she’ll be being working at camp. It should be cool. He stomps upstairs, and Franco says, teenagers. The fireworks start, and they stand outside. Franco says it must have been hard for Terry, not being herself. He forgives Elizabeth for making out with Terry. They kiss.

Everyone goes outside at The Floating Rib. Oscar and Josslyn watch from their blanket. Oscar tells Josslyn that he tried the cologne and really likes it.

Nelle tells Michael, next year, they will be a family. He says, perfect.

Sonny has to go. He tells Carly, the next time, the celebration will be hers; he promises. They kiss.

On the footbridge, Danny sits on Jason’s shoulders. Jason and Sam smile at each other.

Tomorrow the show from January 17, 2018 will be aired. Why that one? Who knows? On Thursday, Stella tells Griff not to impose, Oscar tells Kim to stop wasting time with Julian, and Drew tells Sam they’re divorced.

The Haves and the Have Nots

RJ asks David, what the hell, and David says get out of his face. Veronica can’t believe David really hit her. He says after all he’s done for her, and all the sacrifices he made for her. The new house was supposed to be hers after she burned the other one down. She starts freaking out, and hopping up and down. David says she’s made his life hell. RJ tells David to go, but David tells him to mind his own business. Veronica says she has this. She’s going to show him how bad it can get. David tells her to give it her best shot. She says when they got married, she had two rules. One, that he not cheat on her, and two, that he never lay a hand on her; now he’s done both, and he’s with that heifer. He says he never cheated on her, but he had to see her with Benny in the paper. He gave up on her ass. She says he doesn’t know what cheating is, and he calls her insane, telling her not to go near his son or Erica. Stay out of his life. She says, you’ll regret it, and repeats it in a singsong way.

RJ asks if she’s all right. She screams at him to get out, and keeps singsonging, you’ll regret it. After RJ leaves, she repeats, he hit me, over and over. She gets her phone and sits on the couch. She calls Derek, who tells her it’s the middle of the night, but she doesn’t give a damn; she needs some help. She needs some numbers for a partner in crime. He says he’s not doing this, and she says, don’t tell her what he’s not going to do. She wants the numbers at her house by the morning. He says he’s not in that life anymore, but again, she doesn’t give a damn.

Jeffrey sits in the middle of the trashed condo. David comes in, and asks if he’s okay. Jeffrey keeps saying he’s sorry, and David tells him to stop that; his mother is a mess. Jeffrey says she didn’t do this, and David asks who did. Jeffrey tells him, Officer Justin, and David asks if it was before or after they had sex; Veronica told him. Jeffrey says, after, and he knows David is going to tell him to end it. David didn’t know there was something to end, and Jeffrey says, he doesn’t know there is. He likes Justin, and he needs help. David says, so does Jeffrey’s mother, but she won’t change. He says, this kind of behavior leads to bodily harm, and asks if Justin has been abusive. Jeffrey says he has, both physically and verbally. David wonders if Jeffrey didn’t study this in psyche class.

Justin comes out, and says he’s sorry. David says he didn’t know Justin was there, and Jeffrey says, that makes two of them. Justin says he’ll pay for it, but David asks if he can afford a $16,000 couch. Justin says, no, but he’ll try. David says Jeffrey is an adult. If he chooses to be involved with someone like Justin, there’s not much he can do, but Justin needs to get help. Justin says he knows, and David says he’ll be watching. Jeffrey’s mother is nothing compared to what he’ll do to protect the well-being of his son. He asks Jeffrey if he’s sure this is what he wants, but Jeffrey doesn’t know. David tells him when he figures it out, let him know. He has to leave before he gets sick. He tells Justin the misusing of his son makes him want to throw Justin off the balcony, and tells Jeffrey that he’ll have new furniture sent over. He leaves and Jeffrey tells Justin that he’s serious, and asks why he came back. Justin says to beg forgiveness. Jeffrey tells him that he says that a lot, but he’s forgiven. Justin says there’s a program at the department where he can talk to a psychologist, and Jeffrey says he needs to. Justin asks if it works and he gets better, will Jeffrey move in with him? Jeffrey tells him to just focus on getting better. Justin says he will, and Jeffrey says, get out. Justin says he loves Jeffrey, and wants him to say the same. Jeffrey says, I love you; bye. Justin leaves.

DA George is told they have footage from across the street from the bar. An officer asks what’s the hold-up with the Cryer case, and George says the family is strong. They’re connected, and he needs every bit of ammo he can get. The officer asks, what about the son, and George says, he’s a drug addict; not a good character witness. They look at the footage that’s focused on the bar. George wonders what Wyatt is doing there, and then sees Jim, and wonders what the hell he’s doing there. The officer says the witness didn’t see them, but recognized this guy, pointing to Benny coming out the door. The witness said he was the assailant. George says, it’s Benjamin Young. He was hit with a car by Wyatt, and the family covered it up; what’s going on? The officer says the witness claims he’s the guy, and George tells them to bring Benny in.

Sarah asks for evidence to check against a case. The deputy, who obviously thinks she’s hot, lets her into the evidence room. He tells her a shift change is coming, and to hurry, because he doesn’t want anyone to know he let her in. She takes out a box, and puts something in her purse, presumably the bullets. She thanks him, and leaves.

Hanna calls Kathryn. Neither one of them slept well. Kathryn tells Hanna that she called the attorney. Hanna thanks her, saying she thinks the police will be breaking down her door any minute. Kathryn tells her to calm down, and not to worry about the cost. After the call ends, Hanna takes out her laptop, saying she has $32.00 in her account. Not anymore. It’s $8 million now. What bank is that? The interest rate is phenomenal. She calls Kathryn back, and gets voicemail. She leaves a message saying she can’t accept it, and to call her back.

Jeffrey visits Wyatt, who’s still in a straitjacket. Wyatt says he’s been in restraints all night. Jeffrey tells him that he looks better, and will get what he needs. Wyatt wonders if it isn’t illegal to keep him there, but Jeffrey says he said he was going to kill himself. Wyatt says he was kidding, and Jeffrey says they don’t know that. He tells Wyatt that his mother will be coming, and he’ll be fine. Wyatt says they’re going to kill him, and tells Jeffrey to go. He leaves, and Wyatt lies down.

On the phone, Sarah tells Jim, it’s done. He asks where it is, and she says she’s getting rid of it. He asks how he’ll know, and she says, when the case is dropped. He wants proof, but she says she’s not sending him proof. He tells her that he wants it brought personally. Do it, and they’re through. She asks how she knows he’s telling the truth, and Jim says she’ll have to trust him. Sarah says that will never happen. He knows how dangerous this is. He says, bring it. He’ll text the address, and make sure she’s not followed. She says, no sh*t.

There’s a knock at Veronica’s door, and she says, there’s a doorbell, boy. Derek comes in, and she asks if he got her numbers. He puts a paper on the end table, and starts to leave, but she tells him, not so fast. When she calls, she needs for him to come. She doesn’t care what he’s doing. Unless he wants her to call his parole officer. He says, some things are worth going back to jail for. Why not leave him alone? He’s living a clean, honest life. She doesn’t give a damn. He owes her, and she always collects. He asks how much is enough? and she says when she decides it is. He wonders if she knows what he was in for, and she asks if he’s threatening her. He says call him again, and yes. She laughs at him, and says she can’t wait to need something else. She says, they better be good numbers. When he leaves, she can’t believe a damn convict is threatening her.

Benny is surprised to find Hanna at home, and she says she’s not going to work with this thing hanging over their heads. Benny says it will be fine, and she says, she knows; she got a lawyer. She doesn’t want to use Veronica, and they can afford it. She checked the account, but her boss put too much in. Benny wonders why Kathryn is being so nice, and asks, how much? She says she’s going to use it to pay for the lawyer, and give the rest back. Kathryn calls back, and Hanna asks if she’s lost her mind. She put over $8 million in Hanna’s account, and she can’t accept it. Kathryn says she didn’t put it in there, and Hanna asks, who did? Kathryn has an idea, but can’t talk right now. She’ll call Hanna back. Hanna tells Benny it’s a mistake, and starts to call the bank. He says, it’s not a mistake.

Candace’s phone rings. It’s Benny, who asks how much money she put into the account. When Hanna hears the money came from Candace, she freaks. Benny insists he told Candace it was a joint account, and she says they have to move the money. He asks where it came from, and she tells him, it’s legit. She’ll explain when she gets there, and don’t let Hanna touch it. Benny tells Hanna that they should hear what Candace has to say, but Hanna says they’re not keeping it. He says they don’t know where it came from, and Candace says, it came from the devil.

Charles practices a speech, and Landon tells him it’s perfect. He’s going to knock the ladies dead again. He leaves to check on their departure times. Another member of Charles’s staff is there (another guy who has no name), and tells Charles to be careful of Landon. He doesn’t see it, the way Landon caters to him. Charles says Landon is a good guy. Dude says, he’s gay. Charles says, no, but dude says, yes. Now Charles feels stupid, having talked to Landon about women. Dude says Landon is smitten with him, but Charles can’t believe it. He says Landon is a professional and won’t cross lines, and he’s not so sure Landon is gay. Even if he is, so what? Dude says, just be careful. Charles says, they’re adults. Landon can’t do anything to him. Dude says that’s not what he means. Some of the staff are whispering about them. Charles says, ridiculous. Dude says Landon is territorial. All the nights in Charles’s room, the staff is wondering if there’s more to the relationship. Charles says he’s done with the conversation. He doesn’t want to hear it again. Landon comes back, and tells him the car is ready.

Erica looks at an ovulation test. She calls Rocky, and he tells her about Candace beating him with the golf club. He tells her be careful, but she says she still has to work a john. He asks how it’s going, and she says, better. Today, she’s ovulating. He tells her to be careful, but she says, this one is worth it. She needs him to apologize to Candace, and he says, hell no. She says he’s on the inside, and she needs it to happen; just apologize. She needs to know what Candace is up to, and he’s the only one who knows her. She’ll pay him when payday comes. He asks how much, and she says they only deal in millions. He tells her to let him get out, and he’ll think about it.

David goes to Kathryn’s house. He needs Jim to talk him down. Veronica made him come out of himself; he had to pimp slap her. Jim laughs, and David says it’s not funny; he feels terrible. Jim says, about a bitch who tried to burn him alive in his own house? David knows it sounds crazy. Jim asks how hard it is when you pimp slap someone, and David says she flew across the room. Jim can barely keep it together, and says he gave that bitch some wings. David says it was a lot of rage, especially for him. Jim thinks David should have let him take her out when he had the opportunity. David asks where Kathryn is, but Jim doesn’t know and doesn’t care. David says Veronica is going to retaliate, and it will be brutal. He thinks she’ll go after Erica first. Jim asks if she’s the girl living with him, and says David is smitten. David admits he is, and Jim asks what he knows about her. David says he’s not marrying her. He had Oscar check her out, and Jim snarks that’s a real confidence builder. Oscar had better get his money back. Candace put it in Benny’s name. David calls her a clever fox, but Jim says he’s a clever fox watcher, and he’s not playing in the trash anymore. Sarah comes up the walk, and Jim says, here comes his get-out-of-jail-free card. David should leave – plausible deniability.

Sarah gives Jim the evidence envelope, and says, we’re done. Jim says, not quite, but she means it. He repeats, not quite. He wants to show her something upstairs. She says it’s his wife’s house, and she’s not doing that. She’s done, and she means it. She walks out, and Jim smiles.

Candace goes to Hanna’s house. Benny asks where she got the money, and she says she blackmailed someone powerful. Hanna says, first Jim, now the man running for President. Candace says she’s talking to Benny, and she’s not telling who. He needs to open an account, and move the money. She’ll give him a million dollars. It’s for the tow yard and house; she wants to make it right. Hanna asks how can she make right what she’s got wrong? Candace says she was talking to Benny, but Hanna says, it’s her house. Candace asks, is it? Candace tells Benny that she’ll leave the money in the account for him, and that thing. Benny tells her to watch her mouth. She asks if he doesn’t want a fresh start. Benny says someone is going to be after her; they always are. Hanna tells her that everything she does, comes back around; it already has. Candace says she’s heard that before. Hanna is like a broken record or an R&B song – or is it an old Negro spiritual? Hanna says this is the kind of mess that her baby got killed over; is she crazy? Candace says she needs the money. Hanna calls it death money, and shows her a picture of Quincy Jr. She asks if Benny is going to be a criminal too, and why can’t Candace look at the picture? She tells Candace, it takes two signatures, and Benny says, she’s right. Candace wants to know why Hanna is like this; so self-righteous. She tells Benny that she needs this, but he says he can’t do it without Hanna. Candace tells Hanna that the money is hers. Hanna says it’s blackmail money, not her money. She won’t give it to Candace, but she will give it back. Candace asks, to who? Hanna says, the FBI. They must be looking for it.

The doorbell rings. It’s the police with a warrant for Benny, and they arrest him.

Next time, Candace wants her money and says, don’t make her show how evil she can be; Justin visits Wyatt, and suggests he hang himself; and Candace calls RJ for some muscle against her mother. Who will get revenge first?

😵 Apparently, Jill Kargman Isn’t the Only One…

Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) doesn’t remember the 80s.

🍹 Because I Just Can’t Get Enough…

#hiashley is a thing now.

🍹🍹 Ditto…

T-Rav is a problem.

🌀 A Twirling Tide No Moore…

Kenya is no longer bringing the drama.

AmericanFlagHeart  Have a Fabulous Fourth!

Keep your pets inside, and enjoy your holiday! I’ll be partaking in my annual viewing of 1776. I probably learned more about the Declaration from that film than history class in high school. While flawed, our forefathers did their best, as we all do.


🐣 Waiting for the Chirp, Chirp, Chirp…


July 1, 2018 – A Raging Raccoon Finds Peter, Million Dollar Listing’s Bad Day, the TV/TV Nots & an Idol Memory


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

At the shower, the stragglers are talking about what they’re grateful for. Obrecht says she’ll post it on social media for all to know and appreciate. Maxie is grateful for bringing James home. On the side, Obrecht tells Nina that she wishes James was coming home with his father as well. Nina suggests he’ll be visiting them in Pentonville, if anyone finds Peter. Obrecht insists no one will find their guest.

Peter yells for help. Someone lifts up the mat outside, gets the key from under the mat, and opens the door. It’s a boy who’s some kind of Scout. Peter says, thank God, and says the boy has to help him.

Nelle tells Michael it happened fast. It sure did, since they already have a license. He thinks they skipped a step, and shows her a ring. He wants to make it officially official, but she says she can’t accept it.

At Pozzulo’s Sonny tells Jason he got a text from Spinelli, saying, the invisible is visible. He asks if that’s some kind of code. Jason tells him Sam borrowed the flyer from evidence. Nelle wrote the message in disappearing ink, and Spinelli restored it.

Carly does crunches, and hears more knocking. It’s not SOS though.

Maxie asks Sam what the plan is to track down Peter. Sam says there isn’t one, but Maxie tells Sam that she already talked to Jordan. She knows Jordan hired a PI firm, and who is better than they are? She asks if there are any leads, and Sam asks, why? She thought Maxie was hoping he vanished. Does she really want him found?

Curtis walks in, and approaches Nina. He says she’s not returning his calls, but she says she’s been working hard. He asks for a private word, and Obrecht comments that she can smell the cigars he’s been sneaking. She says she’ll arrange the onsies in ascending order, according to their aesthetic value. She steps away, and Curtis asks Nina what she said about his ankles. He tells Nina that, thanks to her, they were able to search Windemere, and Valentin is in the clear. She says that’s one thing he didn’t lie about. Curtis is curious as to why she didn’t ask, if Valentin doesn’t have him, who does?

Peter tells the boy that he knows it must look strange; it’s strange for him too. He introduces himself, and finds out the boy is a Port Charles Pioneer Scout. They’re troop calls themselves the Raging Raccoons. He was there practicing his bugle, and heard shouting. He found the key and unlocked the door, but he’s going now. Peter begs him not to go, and asks if he’d like to earn another badge.

At the PCPD, Chase tells Jordan that he wants to brief her about a potential conflict of interest. He says she’d asked why his career took an early nosedive. It was because he became romantically involved with a suspect, and it compromised the investigation. She appreciates his honesty, but he says she might change her mind when she finds out the suspect was Nelle.

Michael asks if Nelle changed her mind about marrying him, and she says can’t help but think about Zack. He says, that’s what every fiancé wants to hear, and she tells him that when Zack gave a ring, fate realized she was happy, and couldn’t have that. The next thing she knew, he was gone. Michael asks if she thinks fate will strike him down. She says she’s never been allowed to be happy. Michael says, it was an accident, not because fate had it out for her. He doesn’t want to hide what they have from fate or his family. He wants to show they belong together, and once the ring is on, they don’t have to worry. She tells him, it’s big, and he says it can be fixed. She says he always looks for the good, but his mom is going to be dead set against it.

Sonny asks Jason if it’s enough to take to court, so they can pin it on Nelle. Jason says, not yet, but at least there will be an official record. Diane can subpoena the evidence, and use it to validate Carly’s statement. Sonny says, Nelle messed up. If she left this behind, so there must be something else. Sonny says, they’ll be ready.

Carly looks up the code, and says, held against my will. She asks, aren’t they all?

Maxie tells Sam that she knows Peter had a rotten childhood, and growing up with Faison couldn’t have been easy, but Oliver Twist was never an accessory to murder. At least she doesn’t think so; she almost fell asleep during the movie. He still has to pay for his part in Nathan’s death. Bobbie interrupts, saying something is going on at the Quartermaine’s, and Michael asked them to be there. She and Lulu leave. Sam asks if Maxie needs a ride home, and Maxie says she’s not letting her off that easy. Tell her what the plan is. They sit down, and Sam says they’ve ruled out Peter having help, at least not from a friend. Maxie asks if they’re thinking it’s an enemy.

Nina tells Curtis If Valentin doesn’t have Peter, maybe he reinvented himself and fled to another country with a new identity. Curtis says they have another theory, but it’s a work in progress. When it’s solid, he’ll let her know. He leaves, and Nina tells Obrecht, they have a theory. Obrecht says, so did Aristotle, until Newton came along. From the moment she took Peter, she’s crossed every T and accented every O. Nina jets, and she follows.

Peter asks the Scout if a raccoon is a badger, but he says it’s a wolverine. Peter says that’s even cooler. He asks if there aren’t badges for community service, and courage; and isn’t the highest level life-saving, like if he rescues someone drowning? Peter says he can earn all three at once, if he gets him out. The Scout asks if the head Pioneer put Peter up to this, but Peter says, no. It was a crazy lady, like the wicked witch. The Scout says if Peter doesn’t know the head Pioneer, he knows nothing about badges. Peter suggests the Scout say he’s sick, but the Scout says he’s not supposed to lie. Peter shows the Scout his hand, saying it’s infected, and asks him to bring the head Pioneer there, and hurry. The Scout says he would, but the barbecue is starting. Maybe he’ll bring Peter something after. He leaves, and Peter sees that he left his bugle. Geez, no badges for that kid. He should have them taken away.

There’s more knocking, and Carly gets out the phone. She looks up how to signal, stop, I can’t help you.

Michael thanks everyone for coming. Ned tells him that Monica is in surgery, and Drew is in New York on business. Sonny and Jason come in, and Michael wants to let them know he and Nelle are getting married. They probably think it’s sudden, but the baby is going to be a Corinthos-Quartermaine, and they want it to be part of a loving family. He asks them to welcome the future Mrs. Michael Corinthos.

Curtis site with Maxie and Sam. Sam tells him that Maxie already figured out they’re working for Jordan. Maxie says if they think Peter’s enemies are involved, start with her. Sam thinks they definitely should.

Coming into the cabin, Nina tells Obrecht she knew they shouldn’t have left him. Obrecht says she secured more antibiotics, but she was pressed for time, so couldn’t get much. She asks if Nina took out his gag, but Nina says, no. Obrecht tells him to wake up, and he asks about the shower. Nina says it’s none of his business. Obrecht gives him the antibiotic shot, and says she brought cake and another treat. She wants to know what they missed while they were gone. Peter looks at the bugle.

Carly knocks back, stop, can’t help you. She hopes it did the trick. The door opens, and it’s Doc. It’s not time for their appointment, but he was concerned. She says she’s fine, and still here. He asks if the patient next door has attempted contact again, but she says, not a peep. It’s been quiet, but that could change at any moment. He tells her to let him know if the patient does anything to upset her. She asks if there’s any reason she should be worried.

Michael says congratulations would be nice. Olivia says, let her be the first, and Ned interrupts, saying it seems sudden. Michael says babies bring people closer together. Bobbie tells them, over her dead body, adding that she’s just saying what everyone else is thinking. Nelle says she knows they’ve had their differences, and Bobbie says she’s been nothing but trouble, and tried to destroy Bobbie’s family. Nelle says she was lied to, and she tried to make amends. Bobbie says she tries a lot, and God help them when she succeeds. She tells Sonny to do something, and Sonny hugs Michael. He says Michael is his son and he loves him, and he hopes to hell Michael knows what he’s doing.

Curtis says Sam can’t think Maxie took Peter. Sam says she’s the one Peter spent the most time with, and she knew him best. Maxie says she thought she knew him. Curtis says he’s a great liar, and as a recovering addict, Curtis knows the best weapon is the truth. He must have had unguarded moments with Maxie, and Curtis thinks he might have let private thoughts slip. Maxie says the only thing she knows, is that he hated his father, and must have been happy when Faison was killed.  He said he didn’t like talking about the past. Curtis wonders if maybe it’s someone loyal to Peter’s father, avenging Faison’s death. Maxie asks if they think Peter is dead, and Sam asks if she cares.

Peter tells Obrecht and Nina that while they were gone, he had a poker night. It was hard shuffling and dealing, but he managed. Opening the beer with his teeth took skill. Obrecht tells him, no answers, no cake. He says he had a vivid dream, and asks if koalas are native there and speak Italian. Nina tells him to stop talking. She tells Obrecht it’s been too long. Julian almost found him, and they were almost late to the shower. Obrecht says they made it in time, although the onsies were less attractive than she wanted them to be. Nina says she has a magazine to run, and a divorce, and asks how much longer? Obrecht says, as long as it takes. She leaves to get supplies from the car, telling Nina to just think about Maxie and James with no husband or father. When she’s gone, Peter says it’s the last shot at redemption for the both of them.

Chase explains to Jordan that he opened a cold case from another jurisdiction. He didn’t want to take action until another crime was committed, because it might look like bias, but now, Nelle has framed Carly. He tries to give Jordan his badge and gun, but she says he seems to be doing good work. What does he need? He says jurisdiction to pursue in Port Charles what he started in Florida. She asks why he thinks he’d be more successful. He says he’d like to think he’s learned about himself, being a better cop, and Nelle. She had the advantage last time, but not this time. She asks if he’s sure about that, and he says his feelings died in Florida, but Nelle doesn’t know that. She thinks he’s still infatuated with her.

Doc says Ferncliff is wall to wall with the psychologically complex, and Carly says, some are even patients. He tells her, touché, and says they have to treat them as individuals, and also manage their coexistence as a group. He’s waiting for a bed in the general care wing for her, but here, the patients are dangerous and delusional. She says her record says the same thing. Does he believe they’re more dangerous than she is? He says, they can be.

Sonny isn’t going to pretend he’s happy. Bobbie says Jason is supposed to be Carly’s best friend. Jason says he doesn’t like it any more than she does, but it’s Michael’s choice. He’s his mother’s son, and if Jason tries to stop him, he’ll just be more determined. Michael hopes Jason can wish them well, and Jason wishes them all the happiness they deserve. Sonny says they’re not turning their backs on Michael, especially when he needs them most. Michael thanks them for the love, but asks them not to talk like he needs to be rescued. Lulu asks if it will be a long engagement, and Olivia says they can have the wedding there; how about September? Nelle says they don’t want to wait, and Michael says they want to get married as soon as possible.

Maxie tells Sam that she doesn’t want Peter to die. She wants him to pay, but not with his life. Sam says they’re supposed to be celebrating life today, and Maxie says she’s going to focus her energy on baby James. She leaves, and Sam asks what Curtis has. He tells her the security footage shows that Peter entered the hotel the same day he disappeared. Sam says, but they have nothing showing him leaving. He tells her, they do now, and shows her somebody pushing a laundry cart. She says that’s not Peter, but he says, it’s not who’s pushing the cart, but who’s in the cart.

Peter tells Nina not to be like her crazy aunt. She has every reason to hate him, but she’s not about revenge, and it’s all Obrecht wants. Nina says, Obrecht’s son is dead, and her brother is dead. Peter says he’ll regret it every day of life, which doesn’t look to be much longer. The police will figure it out, and she has to stop it while she still can. She wonders why he thinks anyone will find him, and asks what happened. He said he was just thinking. He’s leaving here alive or dead, but either way, it’s not good for her. He tells her to help him, and make Obrecht pay. Nina says he doesn’t know Obrecht; she’s never had to pay for anything she’s done, and she’s not starting now. Peter says the only person who can keep Nina out of prison is Nina. What is she going to do about it?

Doc tells Carly that as a psychiatrist, he believes in the insanity defense for those are truly insane, but frowns upon using it as a legal loophole. Carly says if she had it to do over again, she’d sit in Pentonville until she proved her innocence. Doc says, in layman’s terms, she’s not crazy, but she’s locked up with the seriously crazy. She might as well use the time to work on herself. She’s still grieving. She’s strong and resilient, but it can work against her. She forced herself to soldier on. If she unpacks the feelings about Morgan, she will have gained something. At least Nelle won’t push her around anymore. She says she has to stay strong, and is hesitant to revisit the pain. Doc says it might give her agency over it, and besides, they have to talk about something.

Nelle says that, other than Michael, the only opinion that matters is Josslyn’s. She asks if Josslyn is okay with it, and Josslyn says she always thought they belonged together. She is thinking about her mom though, and Nelle says she’s been thinking about her too. Sonny bets she has. Nelle is hoping when Carly is better, she comes home and accepts the baby – and her. She asks Josslyn to be her maid of honor. Josslyn says, of course, and Bobbie throws up her hands. Bobbie is about to drag Josslyn out, and Lulu says they’re not married yet. Bobbie tells Josslyn they’re leaving. Ned tells Olivia that he’s glad Nelle can’t get her hands on any shares of ELQ. Nelle tells Michael that she’s afraid the ring will fall off, so she’s going to the jeweler. Michael tells Sonny and Jason that he thinks it went great; didn’t they?

Sam and Curtis agree that it looks like someone could be hiding in the laundry cart, but Sam thinks they should focus on who’s pushing the cart. They have the date, time, and image; finding the dude ought to be easy.

Obrecht says she tried to find the most savory foods to bring back; she enjoys tormenting Peter. He tells her sauerkraut and Limburger mean different things to different people. Nina says she has a magazine to run, and a stepdaughter to raise. She tells Obrecht that false imprisonment and intense interrogation aren’t hobbies for her. She leaves, and Obrecht says she’s not completely without heart. She’ll give him a sliver of cake. Peter says her kindness knows no bounds, and she tells him, but first, they’re going to continue their collaboration of the sequel to The Severed Branch. He has to tell her story. He says it’s not ending the way she thinks it will, and looks at the bugle again. He’d better quit looking over there, or she’s going to figure it out.

Jordan tells Chase what he’s proposing is risky, and potentially fatal if everyone isn’t on board. The PCPD will hold up its end, as long as he does the same. She starts to tell him if anything goes wrong… and he says, it won’t.

Jason tells Michael he meant it when he said Michael makes his own choices, but he also has to live with the consequences. Sonny says, if he lives. Michael says he told Carly that he was going to protect his family, and that’s what he’s doing. Sonny says Carly is stuck in Ferncliff because Nelle set her up. Can he imagine what it’s going to do when she finds out they’re getting married?

Rupert tells Carly she has a visitor. Nelle walks in, saying, hi, grandma. She tells Rupert that Carly is her baby’s grandma, not hers, in case there’s any confusion. Rupert asks if Carly wants her escorted out, but Carly says no. She tells him to wait outside though; Nelle won’t be long. Nelle says it’s worse than she imagined, and Carly tells her she might find out for herself soon. Nelle says she has news that will make Carly’s day.

Tomorrow, Elizabeth introduces Terry to Franco, Jason asks Michael why he’s marrying Nelle, and Sonny asks Nelle what the hell she’s doing.

💰🗽 On Million Dollar Listing New York, we saw some apartments bigger than my house. One of the potential buyer’s actually got so lost in 50 Cent’s house, his broker had to call him to find him. Fredrik was co-listing with Jennifer, and wasn’t too happy when Jennifer got an offer on 50’s house, and talked to him without Fredrik. They eventually got full asking price, which made Fredrik happier. Alas, it was not to be, as 50 decided to give the house to a charitable organization he started for afterschool programs. He does seem like a really nice dude. Fredrik felt good in spite of himself. I was only half-paying attention to Steve, since I was watching the show while going through a stack of mail as tall as my forearm is long. He was trying to sell an apartment that was next to the construction of another building which would eventually block the view. Of course the apartment was fabulous, but that was a tough hurdle. He didn’t end up with a sale, but he did display one of the best selling maneuvers I’ve ever seen. Since the building was all glass, he pointed out how it reflected the water view beautifully. It did, but, wow. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons. Ryan had the worst day ever. His visa to China was held up because of the political climate, and it turned out he’d have to wait weeks, maybe months, to get cleared. Sadly, since he couldn’t make the meeting in Singapore the next week, he lost out on the listing. Not only did he lose the China thing, another seller dropped him because they wanted the broker to have an image closer to their target buyer; someone slightly older with kids in private school. Next time, Emilia and Ryan discuss IVF, and a seller tells Fredrick his ideas are cockamamie. Now there’s a word you don’t hear often anymore.

FYI, Tuesday night, July 3, The Haves and the Have Nots will be airing a new episode, but Below Deck Mediterranean is a rerun.

😭 Ryan’s Day Brought This Song to Mind…

It was the worst when they used to play this during the loser’s montage on American Idol. And then they’d make them sing one last time.

June 28, 2018 – David Lawyers Up, Polo at Brookland & About Tom


What I Watched Today

(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)


General Hospital

Sam punches the bag at the gym, while Chase holds it. Chase has to get back to the station. Jason comes in, and asks if she needs help. Chase leaves, and Sam asks if he wants her to hold the bag. He does. He needs to punch something.

Drew visits Elizabeth. He says he got the invitation to their wedding in November, and wondered if it was a mistake. Elizabeth says she sent them out early. I’d say so. Drew isn’t so sure he should have been invited.

Ava tells Franco, there’s all kinds of ways; a rowboat on a quiet lake, a drum in a landfill. Franco says that’s a bad idea because of scavengers. She says this is why she needs his help. He thinks of everything.

At Charlie’s, Alexis tells Kiki that she’s going to file the lawsuit, get Francesca’s deposition, and canvas the hospital to see if anyone else has had a problem with David. Kiki says now she’ll be dragging in her coworkers. Alexis says if she’s serious, she has to woman up. Kiki doesn’t want to cause trouble for anyone else. Alexis says she’s not causing trouble. David walks in, and she says, he is. She tells Kiki to keep her eyes on her, and says he had the courage to get it rolling.

Finn calls Anna, and leaves a message. He misses her.

Dante wanders around his apartment. He remembers saving Lulu from drowning. His phone, and he asks, how much time does he have?

Michael tells Nelle once the baby comes, things will get better and they’ll get closer. He asks her to marry him. He suggests they make it official, and become a family.

Lulu comes home, and Dante hopes he didn’t take her away from anything. She’s working on a story, but says it can wait; what’s up? He tells her to sit down, and she asks if someone died. He says, no, and she says he scared her. Dante says it’s something good. There’s been a lead on the location of Rog, the guy who tried to drown her. The WSB is putting together a task force, and he’s going to be part of it. He’s been accepted as a temporary transfer, and he’s leaving tonight.

Nelle doesn’t know what to say, and Michael tells her to say yes. She says, it’s sudden. He says they’ve been through so much, and ever since she got pregnant, they’ve been growing closer. She says she feels that way too, but he’s taken every opportunity to make sure she knows they’re not a couple. Marriage and parenthood don’t always go together. He asks if she’s turning him down.

Sam is glad to see Jason. The last time they met, he was thinking of committing himself to help Carly. He says he came close. He got a job as a custodian at Ferncliff, after Elizabeth gave him a recommendation from GH. Sam says that was smart, and he can keep an eye on Carly. He says it worked great until Doc got him fired.

Elizabeth tells Drew that she thought he supported her relationship with Franco. He says he does, but he’s not sure Franco would want him there. She says he insisted, and Drew teases that she must be the one who didn’t want to invite him. She says she didn’t want to set Franco up for disappointment if Drew turned them down.

Ava makes more suggestions to Franco; something to induce a heart attack, or an untraceable poison. She wonders if Julian still has connections in the chemical industry. Franco says they can’t actually kill David – or can they? Finn comes by, and says Franco likes it bloody, right?

Alexis tells Kiki to ignore David, and she says she’s been doing it for months, and look where it got her. Alexis says she’s filing a lawsuit. Kiki says he thinks he’s already beaten her, but little does he know she’s dragging his butt to court. Alexis thinks it’s time to let him know. She walks over to David, and tells him she’s on her way to the courthouse to file a lawsuit against him. He says, it’s ridiculous. Kiki’s allegations are frivolous and nonexistent. She tells him to lawyer up, and she’ll see him in court.

Finn tells Franco, sorry to interrupt, but he was getting food and thought Franco would like a burger. Franco thanks him, but says he’s not hungry. Finn says he’ll tell Elizabeth he tried. He leaves, and Ava asks why Franco didn’t say yes. They could start a casual conversation about infectious diseases. Franco says they’re not actually doing it. She says they were discussing possibilities, but Franco says they were venting. Ava says, she doesn’t vent; she acts, and David can’t get away with what he’s going to Kiki.

Lulu is shocked that Dante joined the WSB, and he’s leaving. He says it’s a temporary transfer, and she asks why they need him. He tells her that he asked to be included; Rog tried to kill her. She says it was over two years ago. Dante says he was never caught, and he’s got a chance to resolve this. Lulu would rather he got away than have Dante leave. Dante says he’s trafficking military grade weapons. If they can get him, there’s a chance to shut down a pipeline of illegal weapons. She doesn’t see why he has to be part of it.

Franco tells Ava that he recently went through his own personal hell, and doesn’t want to do it again, so he’s avoiding things like planning a murder. Kiki will have her day in court, and Alexis is representing her. Ava says less than 10% of these cases go to trial, and even fewer are successful. The odds are that he’ll be out there harassing women again in no time. What if his next victim is more vulnerable, and can’t stand up and fight back? She tells Franco to stop waffling and agree to help.

At the hospital, David sees Scotty, and asks if he isn’t an attorney. He needs to be vindicated, and the process, can make them very rich men.

Alexis tells Kiki, that was fun. David is probably on the phone right now, getting counsel. She tells Kiki to be ready for the onslaught. Kiki says, no turning back, and leaves. Alexis says, one lousy man down, a bunch more to go. Finn walks in.

Sam says Carly was going to Doc for therapy, and he seems like a good guy. She’s never heard anything bad about him. Jason says Doc thought he was protecting Carly. He was afraid Jason would be recognized, and it would come out that he knew him. He didn’t want to be taken off the case or the staff at Ferncliff. Sam kind of agrees. She thinks Carly needs a doctor on her side. Jason says he understands – if it was anybody but Carly. He didn’t just go to watch out for her; he went to talk her down.

Michael asks if Nelle doesn’t want a loving, stable home with both parents for their baby. She says, of course, but a lot of people co-parent without getting married. She doesn’t want to get married just because they’re having a child; those marriages are doomed. He says what if it’s more than that. It took Chase’s threat to open his eyes. They had something real once; it’s the reason they’re having a child. Maybe they can get it back. She asks if he’s saying he feels the same way she does. Does he still love her?

Dante tells Lulu that he’s good at undercover work. Rog has never seen him, and knows nothing about him. He can work for the security firm that’s Rog’s front. Lulu says he can do a couple of jobs and get in contact, and Dante says, that’s sort of the plan. She tells him that he’s not just risking his life; he’s risking the life of her husband, and Rocco and Charlotte’s father. Dante says he does it every day; it’s part of his job. She says, this is different, and he says, he knows.

Sam knows Ferncliff is horrible, but Carly knows he and Sonny are working to get her out. She just has to wait. Jason says when Carly panics, she does the wrong thing. It’s bad in there. She’s in a maximum-security wing, where the other patients are sick and dangerous. The supervising nurse is watching her, and trying to over-medicate her. Sooner or later, Carly is going to want to fight back. Ferncliff is designed to break you down, until all that’s left is instinct. Carly will come out swinging, and it won’t work. He can’t let that happen.

Elizabeth asks if Drew is there to decline the invitation, but he wanted to make sure Franco knew he was being invited. He doesn’t want to ruin the celebration. Elizabeth asks how he would do that, and Drew says he could be a reminder of the worst thing tat ever happened to Franco.

David tells Scotty that GH exonerated him, but no steps have been taken to clear his name. The piece Lulu published was filled with Kiki’s accusations. He’s suffered grievous damage as a result. Scotty says he’s done his homework; that’s the money word. He can sue Kiki, GH, and the Port Charles Press. That’s where the money is.

Franco says he thought Ava had a man in her life. When did he become her go-to? She says Griff cares very much, and he’s furious, but he’s not kind of guy who has it in him to do what needs to be done. Franco thinks she’s worried Griff will find out what she’s capable of doing. He wants to do right by Elizabeth, and doesn’t want to get involved. Murder is drastic, and he thinks they should reconvene after they see what the trial brings. Ava asks what if the law fails? He says if the law fails Kiki, they won’t.

Finn tells Alexis, it’s been a while. He keeps thinking he’ll see her at a meeting. She says she changed her schedule. He hopes it’s not because of him, and hopes that wasn’t as egotistical as it sounded. She says it’s because of work, but if she’s being honest, she’s still a bit mad at him.

Nelle asks again if Michael still loves her. He says he was afraid, and listening to others instead of his heart. He’s not doing that anymore. He’s always known they belonged together, and never stopped loving her. He kisses her, and she says she’ll marry him.

Dante tells Lulu that he’s not forgetting her, their kids, or the life they have, but arms dealers bring misery and death to millions of people. This is a way to make a change. Lulu suggests someone else can do it, but he says that’s the definition of apathy. It’s not why he became a cop and she became a journalist. She’s surprised he’s suddenly supporting her career. He says maybe he understands how. If you can make a change, you have to do it. It’s what they’re trying to teach their kids, and they should lead by example. She says it’s happening fast, and asks how much time they have for a proper goodbye. He says, long enough, so take from that what you will. They kiss.

Drew tells Elizabeth it’s no secret that the wedding is the most important thing in Franco’s life. He doesn’t want to be the dark cloud. She says he must really care about Franco. Franco cares about him too. She thinks he considers Drew one of his friends, but he’s waiting to see if Drew shows up before asking him to hang out. She tells Drew not to tell him about their conversation. Drew gets it; you have to take care of friends.

Jason tells Sam there are few leads. If Doc declares Carly sane, she can get out, but it takes time. Sam asks what if he can’t find evidence, and he says he’ll break her out. He had had time to study Ferncliff, and it’s an easy in and out. Sam says they’ll be fugitives. He says they’ll go to Canada, and let the lawyers figure it out. She doesn’t think Carly would leave her family, and if they get caught, Jason will go to Pentonville, and Carly will go back to Ferncliff. Then what? If Carly isn’t going to think, he’ll have to do it for her. Running will just make it worse. He says he has to prove she’s innocent.

Ava tells Franco that her way is more expedient, and he says he’s learning to delay gratification, and not let things lead to a trial afterward. Scotty comes by, and tells them David asked him to represent him in a countersuit. Franco says, he refused, right?

Finn tells Alexis that she’s one of the most politely enraged people he’s ever met. She says cynicism is her specialty, but it’s a way of masking pain. It’s the pain part she’s not good at. She’s realized she doesn’t know much, but needs to figure out why she does what she does. Finn says she didn’t do anything; he did. She asks if he’s making this about him. It’s about her choosing the wrong men, and the wrong men being drawn to her. That part is about him, since he’s one of them.

Chase goes to Dante’s place. Dante tells him that he’s leaving on a special assignment, and asks him to look after Michael. He’s not sure he trusts Chase completely though. He had it bad for Nelle, and was on the verge of throwing away his career. Chase says she got away because he screwed up. He’s not letting her do it again, to Michael or anyone else. Dante says he’ll have to trust him, calling him partner. Chase says, safe travels, partner, and they shake hands.

Alexis tells Finn that she had no business getting into a relationship with him. She wasn’t ready, and he clearly was pining for another woman. She’s now becoming aware of a pattern, and she’s trying to change it. She thanks him for being a jerk. He says she’s welcome.

Ava says Scotty couldn’t pass it up when he saw an opportunity for himself. Scotty says he turned David down. At first he agreed, but he gave it some thought, and then told him to go fly a kite. He’s a good father and a good friend, so thank you very much. Ava and Franco exchange looks. Ava smiles, and Scotty says, what?

Sam asks what kind of evidence Jason is looking for. He says the scarf, for one thing. She tells him that Nelle probably got rid of it, but he says he can find out where she bought in the first place. The break-in at Bobbie’s will be harder to prove; Nelle is good at covering her tracks. If he could find the bottle of cologne that was sprayed at Morgan’s gravesite, it would be something. He tells her that Nelle led Carly there by leaving a note on the back of a flyer, but when Chase saw it, the note was blank. Sam says, disappearing ink. Jason agrees, since there’s no way Nelle had time to switch it out. She asks if he’s sure Chase found the flyer, and Jason says he testified at the trial. She wonders what happened to it, but Jason doesn’t know, and Sonny has no idea. Sam says she might.

Elizabeth asks Drew if there’s been any word on Peter. He says, no, and she says he’s not going through the procedure with Andre, is he? He says he decided to move forward. Elizabeth is glad, and says a lot of people love him. He doesn’t like Jason’s memories banging around in his head, but she tells him to make memories of his own. He doesn’t need to carry the burden of Jason’s past.

There’s a breaking story that couldn’t wait ten minutes. I only miss a few minutes, and I know we’ll all figure it out. Just fill in the blank with Magic Milo if all else fails.

At the station, Michael tells Chase that he and Nelle were hoping Dante could help them with a marriage license, and speed along the process. Chase says it seems sudden. Michael says it was spur of the moment. Nelle says they were talking about the future and unfinished business. Michael says they decided to finish it together.

Scotty asks what Ava and Franco are suggesting; that he take on David, and then take a dive with the case? Ava says if he wins, David gets a chance at the next victim. His greatest win can be a loss. She’s willing to compensate him at double his rate.

Alexis promises not to ambush Finn again. He’s glad to help her clarify things, and asks if she’s still angry. She says, consumed, but not at him. He’s looking forward to the day when she’s not calling him Dr. Finn.

On the phone, David says he has a time sensitive issue that needs addressing. In the meantime, he’ll contact other lawyers. Scotty approaches him, and says good news. It turns out he has an opening. David says, that quickly? He was under the impression Scotty didn’t care for him. Scotty says he doesn’t have to like him. He’s being paid to defend him. He suggests they talk about strategy.

Elizabeth tells Drew that he doesn’t have to own mistakes that aren’t his; let them go. Drew knows a lot of stuff that can get Jason locked up. Elizabeth says Jason should be thankful he’s not that kind of guy.

On the phone, Sam thanks Sergeant somebody. She tells Jason, jackpot. When Chase answered the call about Carly being in the cemetery, there was one piece of evidence – the flyer. If it’s the same one, Spinelli should be able to make the message reappear. Jason says he has to get his hands on the flyer, but Sam says, not you; us.

Tomorrow, Maxie’s shower, Sam tells Jason it’s like old times, and Carly asks Doc if he got Jason fired.

Southern Charm

FYI Patricia’s cardigan from last week’s episode is by Dolce and Gabbana. In other words, I can’t afford it.

Craig works on some patriotic patterns. He asks Sean for help. In his interview, he says if Patricia had given him one more night, she’d have a bad-ass pillow concept, but it was a matter of principal. No. One night would have led to one more night and so on, and she knew it.

Cameran visits Shep. She likes his new décor He’s trying to make meatballs, and puts on an apron that has a graphic of a bodybuilder’s body. Cameran asks if he’s drunk, but he says he’s overwhelmed. In her interview, Cameran feels guilty to be out without Palmer, but she has to manage being a mother with her life, since babies are parasites and you’re their personal assistant. She thinks Shep should start over, and has to tell him not to touch things after touching raw meat. He says his mother has always done everything for him. Cameran thought she was useless in the kitchen, but at least she can read a recipe. She asks about Craig, and Shep says he made out with a chick at the bar. Austen had to beg him to kiss him to kiss her. Cameran says, Craig is such a girl. She says Shep can cook these for date, and he says if he wants to get rid of her. She tells him if relationships aren’t important, don’t rush it. He asks if he can just marry Kathryn.

Thomas is coming over to Patricia’s, so she warns Michael. What the hell? Her pen looks like a flamingo. She’s always full of surprises. Thomas arrives, and asks for Hamptons Gatorade aka rosé. Patricia is having a winter wonderland ball, and it’s going to be black tie. She’s counting on Thomas on the dance floor. He hopes his foot is healed from polo. He’s having one last hurrah this weekend. In his interview, he says he has the kids now, and can’t afford to get injured. Like anything else in life, when you get something, you have to give something back. 

Patricia thinks Ashley is having a hard time, and tells Thomas about her visit. He thinks there’s unevenness in the relationship, and resentment on both their parts. She could level the playing field by working, and focus on something other than him. Patricia says she told Ashley the same thing. Thomas says when he asked why she loved him, she said he was a good provider. Patricia says that translates into, he’s got money. In her interview, Patricia says, no job, no interests, no friends, and is just hanging out in an apartment paid for by Thomas. The word that comes to mind, is gold-digger. Thomas isn’t sure if this is what he wants, and she tells him to make a commitment or cut Ashley loose. Bring me the scissors.

Shep meets Kathryn on the pier. He’s gotten corndogs for them, and a bird almost steals Shep’s. He was sorry to hear about last week, and Kathryn says everyone thought she’d fallen off the wagon. It’s everyone’s go-to, and it’s not a problem, but it’s her label now. She explains she stopped taking her meds because she thought she didn’t need them. Shep says she’s doing well, and next time, just give them a heads up. He says everyone loves her. She gets weepy, and he hugs her. She says she stopped feeling that she could bring anything worthy to a relationship or friendship. Shep says if she had a batting average, she’d be hall of fame material.

Shep asks if Kathryn is going to the polo match, and she calls it Thomas’s final ride. She says she lived in the basement of Brookland Plantation for a year with Kensie. In her interview, she says it was a lonely time, and she thinks her depression started then. Thomas thought she would magically become the perfect companion and mother. We flash back to him complaining about dinner. She was twenty-two, with no family or friends, and cried on a daily basis. She tells Shep that she’s afraid she’ll feel emotional. She’s doing well, but still feels the weight of what happened. Shep says if she gets anxious, come sit with him in the corner, and they can make fun of everyone.

Chelsea and Austen meet for drinks. They do oyster shots. Chelsea thinks they smell horrible, but then says it tasted fantastic, and asks for another. Austen tells her about his tiff with Victoria, and how she threw a drink at him because he told her about hugging Chelsea. Chelsea asks if Austen would be okay with Victoria hanging out with an ex. He says it’s too early in the relationship for fights, so he’s done. He asks how she’s dealing with dating, but Chelsea says she’s at good and safe place, and it’s what she wants right now. In his interview, Austen is relieved it’s not him. She tells him that he’s one of her best friends, and he says he feels the same way. They get a plate of oysters, and Chelsea asks if they should go to the dance together. She means Patricia’s ball, but it sounds like high school. He wonders if she’s asking him out, but she says, no, nope, no.

Naomie and Chelsea go shopping. Naomie brings along Rocky the kitten, who she rescued on the way there. Rocky has some kind of back leg issue, and is wearing a diaper. And yes, Rocky is very cute. Chelsea asks if the polo match requires Kentucky Derby attire, but Naomie says, no, because it’s cold. They discuss being worried about Kathryn going, but Chelsea says Kathryn has them. She tries on clothes, while Naomie plays with Rocky, who tries to nurse on her.

Thomas takes Ashley to the plantation. She wishes they spent more time there, but thinks it’s boring for him. In his interview, Thomas says he wanted a companion and a best friend, but it’s different now. He feels like women are attracted to him for the wrong reasons. He thought fortune and fame would attract the right kind of woman, but he had it backwards. They check out the barn and horses. Thomas says he gets a rush out of playing polo. It’s going to be difficult to give it up, but he needs to, now that he has the kids.

Ashley says it will be fun to see him play. She talks about how beautiful the plantation is. It would be great for parties, and perfect for a wedding, because she just can’t stop herself. Thomas says he sees her as a wonderful person with a wonderful career. It’s one of the reasons he brought her here, but the way it’s going, he feels like a sugar daddy. Ashley says she wants it to succeed, Thomas says, he does too, but the energy needs to change. She’s insecure because she depends on him, and it puts her in a subservient position. Getting a job and being self-sufficient will change the energy. She says he’s telling her like she never worked before, when all she did was hustle. A nurse works holidays and weekends, and he might not like it. He’ll still be raging, but she won’t be chasing after him. He needs to change too. He says she needs to be independent, because it’s a good thing to do. Sorry, if she doesn’t want to work. He says, maybe they shouldn’t do this, if she thinks he’s such a such terrible person. She says, if she’s a terrible person. He says maybe they should call it quits.

Polo announcer Buck says you usually leave polo two ways; dead or broke. It’s miraculous not to break any bones. In his interview, Thomas is surprised the government allows it. It’s an extremely dangerous sport.

Danni and Kathryn get ready together. Kathryn wants Danni to wear a red hat, and Danni calls herself vanilla. Kathryn is glad they had a sleepover. She thinks it will be intense. She’s removed herself from the feelings, but being at Brookland will bring back memories. In her interview, Kathryn says she thought it was the dream; she and Thomas in love on the plantation. It was literally a figment of her imagination. Omg, she looks amazing. She’s wearing a vintage Victorian style button-up black velvet coat, with a military ribbon kind of pin.

Shep asks Craig why he’s not wearing undershirts, and if it’s a laundry issue, but Craig says he doesn’t know what to wear. Everyone starts to trickle in. Shep finds out Austen and Chelsea are going to the Winter Wonderland ball together. Chelsea asks who Shep is taking, and he tells her Kathryn. We flash back to Kathryn telling Shep, when the invitation from Patricia came, she thought she was being served. Shep thinks maybe Patricia has come to the understanding that this Kathryn isn’t the same one she knew. We see a clip of Shep promoting the new Kathryn to Whitney and Patricia, telling them how much she helped him after his surgery.

Thomas and the other players get ready. Shep waves to Thomas, and Ashley says he’s acknowledging Shep, but not her. She tells Shep things are not happy. Her voice is hoarse, and she says it’s because of stress, and she has stress related anxiety. Thomas is all she has. She’s alone and isolated, and doesn’t want to waste her time. Shep, who looks like he wants to disappear, says maybe she should think about that. She asks if Shep would date her if she broke up with Thomas. In his interview, Shep just chokes. He tells her he’s not a good safe bet. She thought it would be a good reason to stay in South Carolina.

JD (bleh) arrives. Ashley is happy to see him. Kathryn and Danni are next. Kathryn tells Danni it’s weird. Thomas lets Kathryn know they’re winning, and the team is undefeated. She thanks him for having them. She shows Danni where she and Kensie lived. She says she remembers the smell of the barn, and how the screen door sounded. Nothing has changed. Kathryn makes the rounds, and Ashley tells no one in particular that she doesn’t want to effing talk to her. I’m sure it’s mutual.

Kathryn tells Chelsea it’s the first time she’s been there since the break-up. She doesn’t know if she feels good or sad. Chelsea says, life is weird. JD asks Ashley how the relations is going. She says they argue too much, and when she talks to his dad, he always mentions that she’s still there. Chelsea suggests Craig and Naomie go to the ball together. Naomie asks if Craig wants to, and he says they’d have to talk. Chelsea tells him to quit being the p-word. In his interview, Austen says it’s an easy lie to avoid. Just tell her he’s bringing someone else. Craig says it’s different for them, since he thought they were getting married.

JD tells Ashley to applaud, and she asks if the match is over. JD says she was busy socializing, but it was good polo. They go to another area for a buffet picnic, featuring oysters on the lawn. Shep likes a change of venue. Kathryn says it’s weirding her out that she’s not even sad. It’s the place she thought she’d have a nuclear family, but she’s at peace with it. She says she never thought she would get over Thomas, and it’s good closure. She sees a fountain, and says that’s where Kensie was christened. We flash back to that. Everyone drinks and chows down.

Craig says Thomas looks like a Jersey mafia boss. Okay. If he says so. Craig tells Thomas there’s nothing wrong with Ashley not working, but there has to be resentment. Thomas says Ashley will get mad about something, and he thinks he just bought her twenty-grand worth of clothes. Craig decides to tell Thomas something Ashley said to him. She told him if he was only a few years older, she would be dating him. He wonders if she really meant wealthier and more established. JD says it’s hard to have a relationship with someone who’s constantly talking about a back-up plan. Craig says he knew he and Naomie were in trouble when he stopped feeling happy to see her car in the driveway. He asks how Thomas feels, and Thomas says he looks forward. He’s smart enough not to be looking up, while he’s walking through a cow field. I guess this is some kind of Southern wisdom that I don’t get.

Kathryn tells Thomas he did a good job, and they sit together. Ashley babbles to the ladies that Thomas goes for opinionated women, and she’s an alpha female. She says Kathryn is a scary one. Thomas tells Kathryn that the relationship is stressful. She says sometimes they don’t work out. They didn’t work out, but they did okay. He says he doesn’t have much success in his personal life. Kathryn says she can see where there’s a pattern. He’s a person who wants to get along with everyone, and needs to protect himself more. Things get over-complicated, but at the end of the day, it’s simple; there doesn’t have to be drama. She points out that Ashley is upset watching them talk. Thomas sagely says, you can please some people some of the time, but you can’t please everyone, adding a few other bon mots, like, to thine own self be true. He quotes a lot when he’s around Kathryn. Is she the only other one who reads? She asks if he feels like she’s less of a psycho now, since he’s dated Ashley, and they laugh. She says she’s there if he wants to talk.

When everyone is gone. Thomas and Ashley sit inside. Thomas says he didn’t get any oysters, and Ashley says she didn’t get to say goodbye to everyone. She asks how his conversation with Kathryn went, and he says it was calm and peaceful. She says she talked to Shep and JD, and everyone seems to ask how it’s going with the relationship. He asks what she told them, and she says they’re taking it day by day. She can’t pretend it’s wonderful. She wants it to get better, but with the arguments, she doesn’t know what else to do. Thomas says it’s not what he wants, and if he can’t be true to himself, he can’t be true to her or anyone else. Ashley says even if it ended right now, she’d do it over. She’s learned a lot about herself. Ha-ha! I’d almost feel sorry about her desperation if she wasn’t so mean. She says he was there for her, and she doesn’t know what to do. She doesn’t want to throw in the towel after investing so much. She loves him, and has more fight in her. She wants to say she tried, and he has the opportunity to give that to her. Thomas asks if she wants to continue. She says she has hope. Me too. That he dumps her and we never see her flip her hair again.

Next time, the season finale, Kathryn gets an Instagram message that Ashley was a high-end escort (frankly, I don’t think she’s refined enough), the Winter Wonderland ball happens, Craig apologizes to Naomie, Ashley threatens Kathryn, and calls her an egg donor.

🎃 Halloween a la The Countess…

Tonight, on Watch What Happens Live, we saw Elizabeth Perkins’s dedication to LuAnn on Halloween. I literally LOL’d.