What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Elizabeth is about to knock on Kim’s door, when Kim opens it halfway. Franco tells Kim, there’s no point in dragging things out. There’s nothing there for him, and there’s nothing there for her. It’s not easy, but they’ll make up for the time they lost. They kiss. Elizabeth sees, and Franco locks eyes with her. Why he opened them while he’s kissing Kim, I have no clue.
Sitting outside Kelly’s, Cameron tells Josslyn that he doesn’t know why they look at the menu, and she says, they know it by heart. He says he’s surprised she wanted him to meet her. He thought she’d be at volleyball practice. She says she can afford to miss a practice; she has plenty of time to make it up. The second she steps on the court, all she’ll be thinking about is serving, and setting up the next shot. Cameron asks if that isn’t the point, and she says, it’s supposed to be, but she’s supposed to be thinking about Oscar.
Inside Kelly’s, Dustin calls Lulu, who’s at the MetroCourt. She says she didn’t expect to hear from him. He says he thought they had a great time. She says, it was eventful. He says, aside from her mom… but she asks, how is it that he doesn’t see that’s not the only glaring thing? and don’t say it’s because he only has eyes for her. He says, okay, he won’t, but it’s true. He asks if she wants to get together this weekend. She says, maybe. She’ll text him, and let him know. Maxie joins her, and asks if she was on the phone with hot Dustin. Lulu says she was, and Maxie sits and says, tell her everything.
Jason meets Sonny at the bar. Sonny asks if there’s been any word on Drew, but Jason says, nothing new. Sonny says, this is a big mistake, and hurt a lot of people. Andre being stabbed, and Drew’s plane going down; someone wants to take them both out. Jason says Drew wasn’t as lucky as Andre. Andre was able to sketch the guy who attacked him. Does he look familiar? He shows Sonny a picture on his phone.
The guy in the sketch wanders around the docks. Peter meets him, and gives him an envelope. The guy looks inside, and says it isn’t the fee they agreed on. Peter says he only completed half the assignment. The guy says he can stick around and finish the job, but Peter says, it’s too risky. He’ll have to find another way.
Sonny tells Jason that he’s never seen the guy. Has Jason? Jason says not that he remembers. Shiloh calls Jason, and says he has important information for him.
Elizabeth says Chase told her Franco was there. No more ankle monitor. He says he’s a free man. Elizabeth says that’s what she was afraid of, and apparently, she had a right to be so. He’s leaving? Franco says he’s sorry she’s in pain. He’s sorry she lost man the man she so obviously loves. She says, her husband. He says he’s sorry he’s not that guy. The only solution that will make it bearable for everyone is if he goes. Elizabeth asks if he thinks this is bearable. He doesn’t know what to say, and tells Kim that he’ll be at Pier 55 at 10 pm. He leaves. I tell Elizabeth to punch Kim out now, while no one is around. Instead, she says they need to talk.
Lulu says, there’s nothing to tell, and Maxie says she’s a liar. Spill. What did he say? Did he ask her out? Did she say yes? She should go, and get her feet wet. Not all the way, but she can wade in. He’s a super good-looking, super nice guy. She asks if Lulu remembers the butterflies from a first kiss, and whatever else that follows. Lulu says she’s going to stop Maxie there. They had a first kiss, and whatever else. Maxie asks what Lulu is talking about, and Lulu says she and Dustin had sex today.
Dustin reads Josslyn’s English paper.
Josslyn tells Cameron that she had a talk with her brother. It was mostly him talking to her, but he made sense. Oscar would want her to move on. He told her himself, and she will sometime soon, but it has to feel right. Everything is about the future, picking colleges and making out applications; it’s all anyone is talking about. The more absorbed she gets it that, the more removed she is, and leaving Oscar behind. Cameron asks if that isn’t the point of moving on. Josslyn says she will, and he says, just not today. She says she wants to grieve a little longer; Oscar deserves it. She says, and this where he tells her what’s going on with him. He says he’s fine, but Josslyn says, he’s not. What’s up?
Peter tells sketch guy that he can’t risk it. Now Franco knows. He needed Andre killed. Sketch guy says he wasn’t prepared for the target to be skilled in self-defense. Peter says he should have been prepared. In light of his track record, Peter is giving him 70%, rather than 50%. He tells sketch guy to go.
Jason asks what Shiloh wants, and Shiloh says his trial starts tomorrow. He’s looking forward to seeing Sam on the stand. Jason asks again what he wants. Shiloh tells him to check out The Invader. They did a piece on him, and Peter greenlighted the piece. He thought Jason would be interested. Jason hangs up, and Sonny asks what that was about. Jason says Shiloh is trying to tell him something about Peter.
Elizabeth asks if she can come in, but Kim doesn’t think Elizabeth wants to do this right now. Elizabeth says her husband just informed her that he’s leaving town and wants Kim to go with him. She thinks they need to do this now. She comes in, and sees the pillows and blanket on the floor, and says, oh my God. Kim slept with him. Kim says, yes, and Elizabeth says, all she gets is a yes? Kim says she knows it’s not fair. Franco did the noble thing, and the procedure happened, but he doesn’t remember being Franco. As far as she’s concerned the man who left is Drew. Elizabeth can’t believe Kim is saying this. Kim says he doesn’t remember loving Elizabeth; he doesn’t remember her period. He remembers Kim, and they’re in love. Elizabeth says, that’s not Drew, but Kim says, it is. He’s just in another body. She doesn’t want to hurt Elizabeth, but Franco is Drew in his head and heart. He doesn’t want to hurt her either. Elizabeth says, Kim doesn’t want to hurt her? She should have thought of that before she had sex with Elizabeth’s husband. Elizabeth cracks Kim a good one across the face, and I cheer.
Cameron says, you know how they say, be careful what you wish for? and Josslyn finishes, because you might get it? Cameron says he knows what it means. He spent so much time hating on Franco, and wanting him to go away. Now Franco is gone, and he should be glad, but he’s not. He hates every minute of it. Part of it is watching his mom and brothers being miserable and confused. His mom is the worst. She’s getting more desperate and sad, insisting Franco is coming back. Josslyn asks if Cameron doesn’t think he is, and he says, the whole transfer procedure isn’t perfect science. Josslyn asks what the other part is that he hates, and he says he’s grateful for Franco saving his life. Josslyn says she is too, and he tells her that he’s realizing how completed Franco made their family. He made their house a real home, and now he’s gone. Josslyn says, it’s terrible, but hopes Cameron knows it’s not his fault. He knows, but feels like he put so much energy in the universe, and finally got what he wanted. But it’s not what he wanted at all.
Sonny asks if Jason thinks Shiloh is trying to intimidate him. Jason doesn’t think so, and Sonny asks, why the call? Jason says he dropped Peter’s name, saying he greenlighted an article on Shiloh in The Invader. He doesn’t know what it means, but he’s going to find out.
Maxie says, okay. She was not expecting that. Lulu asks if she’s horrified, and Maxie asks, why? They’re two consenting adults who enjoyed themselves. She did enjoy it, right? Lulu says, that’s not the point. Maxie says, that’s always the point. Where did the magic happen? Lulu says, the Haunted Star. She was giving him a tour, and he was regaling her with nautical tales. They got swept up, and went to one of the staterooms. Maxie loves the story, but Lulu says, not how it ends. Her mother walked in, with Curtis. Maxie says she’s trying to picture it, but Lulu says, don’t do that. It was one of the most mortifying moments in her life. Karma in a nutshell. Maxie says, it’s payback for what? and Lulu says her divorce is only half a second old, and she falls into bed with the first guy who shows interest. What’s wrong with her?
A guard deposits Shiloh in the visiting area . Peter sits on the other side of the glass, and Shiloh asks where he’s been. Peter says he’s been busy putting out fires. Shiloh says he thought he was the biggest thing that could burn Peter. Peters phone rings. It’s Jason, and Shiloh says he may have called Jason and mentioned Peter’s name. Peter asks why the hell he did that, and Shiloh says Peter knows why. What he didn’t tell Jason is what Peter did to him and his twin, and that he’s responsible for imploding their lives. He just put Peter on Jason’s radar, since he’s been dragging his feet. Peter says, things have been crazy, but Shiloh doesn’t care. His trial starts tomorrow. Get him the hell out of there.
Jason tells Sonny that Peter didn’t pick up. He asks what Sonny thinks of him, but Sonny doesn’t really know him. Jason says the guy held him captive for five years. He wants to present himself as a good guy, but he wanted Jason to kill his dad, and lured Anna in, and was planning to kill her. Sonny wonders what’s his connection to Shiloh, but Jason has no idea. Maybe Maxie and Lulu know something. Jason asks how Carly is, and Sonny says, physically, she’s fine, but she’s worried about Josslyn. She skipped the first day of school. It’s not surprising; she’s been dreading going without Oscar. Jason asks if Carly is upset, and Sonny says, she gets it to a point, but she turned it into a thing about Dev. She thinks Dev is making Josslyn’s life harder. What does Jason think?
Josslyn tells Cameron that she’s sorry about what’s happening to him and his family. It’s terrible; there’s no other way to put it. She asks if there’s anything she can do, and he says, talking helps. She says she’s available any time. No one has come out to take their order, so she goes inside. Dustin sees her, and says he was just reading her essay.
Lulu tells Maxie that she loves talking about this with her ex-father-in-law across the room. Maxie says, the operative word is ex. Sonny knows Dante divorced her. Lulu says, and she was already with someone else. Maxie says her mom and Curtis got an eyeful. Lulu groans, and Maxie says, being interrupted isn’t a big deal. Maxie is happy for Lulu, but she needs to remember that she’s in rebound city. It’s a great place to be, but she doesn’t want live there. Lulu says she’s clear on that, and Maxie tells her, go for it.
Peter says, Jason can’t stand Shiloh, and Shiloh says he’s not president of Peter’s fan club either now. They had a deal. Either spring him or he’s going to tell Jason everything. Peter says if Shiloh tells Jason, he’ll have to confess to his own crimes. Stealing the money, and his deception of a Navy SEAL. If he implicates Peter, he implicates himself.
Franco approaches Cameron’s table, and Cameron says, Franco. Franco says, still Drew. He thinks they should talk.
Elizabeth says, this is insane, and Kim says, but it’s real. Elizabeth gets that Kim’s son died, and she’s an emotional wreck, but she’s snapped if she thinks this is real. It’s an illusion. Kim says Elizabeth keeps saying that, and Elizabeth says, because it is. Her husband was subjected to a hideous procedure, and he’s delusional. Now Kim took advantage. She’s made every excuse in book for Kim, but there’s no excuse for this. She slept with a married man. Kim says, he’s not married in his heart, and Elizabeth says she has a certificate and three boys who say otherwise. Kim says, sorry, but it’s Drew’s life. It’s his choice, and she knows who he’s choosing. Elizabeth says, he’s not Drew, and he’s not in his right mind. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, but Kim does, and she did it anyway. It’s unforgivable. Kim says it would be, if she’d seduced him and tore their family apart. It was already torn. He’s not Franco, and not Elizabeth’s husband. Kim feels horrible for her, but Elizabeth is acting like Kim’s the one who imploded Franco’s memory, and set this in motion. Drew wanted this; they both did. Elizabeth says, call him Drew one more time… Kim says Elizabeth has a right to be angry. If their roles were reversed, she would be angry too, but Franco is gone, and Elizabeth can’t get him back any more than she can get Oscar back. Elizabeth says, watch her.
Kim asks if it can even be reversed, and Elizabeth says, when it happens, Franco will be back and not Drew. Kim asks how she knows. There’s no science that says it’s possible. Elizabeth tells her, Andre says it is. Kim says Drew’s memories are on a flashdrive; they’re real and tangible. Unlike the Drew now, Franco has no baseline. How is Andre going to get his memory back? Elizabeth doesn’t know, but she knows it can be done. Kim says she’s not facing reality, and Elizabeth says Kim is the one who’s not facing reality. Kim says, it’s an untried procedure. Why does Elizabeth think it will work? Because she wants it to? Elizabeth says, so does Franco, and her boys. They need him. Kim says, please. She’s heard enough. Oscar told her about Cameron’s opinion. Don’t put it on them. Elizabeth is the one who needs him. it’s sad that he doesn’t exist anymore, but Drew is here, and has the right to make his own choices. He did, and he didn’t choose Elizabeth.
Franco sits with Cameron. He says he didn’t ask for any of this. He does wish there was some way he could help Cameron and his mom and brothers, but he’ll never be the man they need him to be. Cameron asks if there’s any chance they could stop him, but Franco says he’s not giving up the woman he loves and the life he has. Not even if it means they don’t get the person they love back. Cameron asks what his plan is, but Franco isn’t entirely sure. Cameron asks if he’s leaving, and Franco says, it’s too difficult for everyone if he sticks around. Cameron says, before he leaves, he wants to tell Franco about the man he’s replacing.
Dustin tells Josslyn, he knows they hate it, but he likes to assign an essay right off the bat. She says, to annoy them? but he says, to get to know them. He says hers was thoughtful and comprehensive. She deserves an A, but as impressive as it was, it left him wanting more.
Jason tells Sonny, there are a lot ways to help Dev that aren’t adoption. Sonny tells him, that’s what Carly says. She thinks he’s projecting Morgan onto Dev. Jason is sure she’s just worried about Josslyn. The bigger thing is, they have a baby coming. Dev is taking time and energy, when they’re having a child who will need their time and energy.
Shiloh tells Peter that his public defender says there’s no way he can beat the charges. What’s one more crime? What’s one more miscalculation or error in judgment? They don’t have to talk to him, just read a paper. Andre has a near-fatal stab wound; Drew is presumed dead. Peter has been trying hard to convince everyone he’s not the son of an evil man, but secrets have a way of coming out, If Jason wants the truth, Shiloh has nothing to lose, but Peter stands to lose everything.
Maxie says, a hottie ride-share driver English teacher… Lulu says, his name is Dustin, and Maxie continues, hot Dustin is okay for the stateroom, but not for falling in love. That’s the last thing Lulu needs. Lulu agrees, and Maxie says she’ll be Lulu’s biggest cheerleader, unless she sees Lulu getting in too deep. Sonny and Jason approach the table, and Jason says he was hoping Maxie could answer a few questions about her boyfriend. Maxie says if he has a question, he should ask Peter directly. Jason says he called, but Peter’s not picking up, and she says she’ll do her best. He says The Invader is running a story on Shiloh tomorrow, and Maxie says she knows about it. After all the crap he pulled, Peter is one of good guys now. Lulu asks where this is coming from, and Jason says Shiloh called him. He made a point of mentioning the story, and dropped Peter’s name. Sonny says they’re trying to figure out why.
Peter tells Shiloh, okay; he’ll put a plan in place for his escape. Shiloh laughs, and says he was under the impression there was already a plan in place. He thinks he’ll have another conversation with Jason. Peter says he’ll come through. Shiloh knows he will. He’s worked hard to polish his tarnished reputation. What would his mother think if the truth came out? Or that perky girlfriend of his? Peter tells Shiloh that he said he would, and he will. He’ll be in touch. He slams the phone down and leaves. Shiloh says, he’ll be waiting.
Dustin says he was tempted to give Josslyn a B. She says he told her it was good, and he says, one of the best. She’s clearly bright, and technically, it’s on point, but he senses she’s capable of going deeper. He says he’ll see her in class, and she picks up her order.
Cameron needs to say what a great guy Franco was. Franco says from what he’s heard, not everyone feels that way. Cameron says he came around. Franco showed up in time to save him. If he hadn’t, Drew would be in this body. Franco says, that would be awkward. Cameron says he owes a lot to Franco. Not for the way Franco treated his mom and brothers – he was amazing – but for how Franco treated him. Franco deserved his respect. Franco thanks Cameron, and tells him, good luck. They shake hands, and Cameron says, good luck to him too.
Kim tells Elizabeth, Drew made it clear. He doesn’t want to go away. Elizabeth says that’s because Kim is encouraging him into thinking they have a life together. It would have never gotten this far if she’d told the truth. Kim says, the truth is obvious, and Elizabeth is ignoring it. Elizabeth says forget about her, which seems easy for Kim to do. What about Julian? How can she do this to him? He’s willing to leave his entire family, and start a new life for her; with her, because it’s what she wanted. She doesn’t care? Kim says, of course (🍷) she does, but Elizabeth says, not enough to not destroy him by having an affair with her husband. For the last time, he’s not Drew, and will never be Drew. Kim says, they’re going in circles. She’s not changing her mind, and would like Elizabeth to go. Elizabeth says, gladly. I call Kim names. When Elizabeth is gone, Kim calls Julian. She gets voicemail, and says she wishes he’d picked up. She needs to talk to him right now. She wants to tell him how grateful she is for everything. She thanks him, and hangs up. She writes a note, starting, Dear Charlie…
Elizabeth calls Scotty, and says, Franco is leaving town – now; in a matter of minutes. He told Kim to meet him at Pier 55 at 10 pm. No more stalling. They have to do something now, or they may never see Franco again.
Josslyn brings the order out to Cameron. She starts to tell him about what Dustin said, and asks, what’s wrong? Cameron says, he doesn’t know if this is the best or worst news, but Franco is gone. Josslyn hugs him.
Maxie frowns, and says, that was weird. Lulu says, not really. Jason and Sonny have personal reasons to want to see Shiloh go down. They’re probably covering their bases, and making sure The Invader isn’t printing fake news. Maxie wonders why Shiloh would be talking about anything with Peter.
Sonny says Maxie seemed surprised at a connection between Shiloh and Peter, and Jason says, it was news to her. He needs another set of eyes. Sonny says, let him guess. Spinelli.
Peter waits at the pier. Sketch guy shows up, and says he thought Peter wanted him out. Peter says, there’s been a change of plans. He’ll get his 30%, plus a bonus. The guy says, in exchange for…? Peter says, taking care of David Henry Archer. Yes!!!
Franco waits at Pier 55. Kim shows up, and I’d like to drop kick her into the water. He says she came, and she says, how could she not? They kiss, and she says, they’re really doing this. He says they are, and she just has one question. Where are they going? He doesn’t know. Does it matter? Anywhere they want. It doesn’t matter as long as he’s with her. She suggests they go to the airport, and he says, it’s a good place to start. He takes her suitcase, but two orderlies grab him, and say he’s coming with them. He’s in custody. Kim tries to intervene, but one of them says she’ll have to speak to a judge. They inject Franco with something, and Kim tries to fight with them, but they take him away. She starts to call the police, but Elizabeth appears, and says, don’t. Kim says, Elizabeth did this, and she says Kim gave her no choice.
Tomorrow, Nina tells Valentin it’s only a matter of time before she goes to prison, Shiloh tells Willow when it’s over they’ll be together, and Sonny tells Cassandra to watch her back.
The Real Housewives of Dallas
Stephanie calls Travis at work. She tells him that D’Andra had to cancel her meeting with him. She texted at 1:30 am. He wants to hear the text, and Stephanie says D’Andra had been getting her hair done since 6 am. It wasn’t working out, her hair was dyed several times, and wouldn’t turn back to blonde. She’s not being unprofessional, but has to sleep. Travis says, it’s very unprofessional. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she set up a time for D’Andra and Travis to meet and discuss D’Andra’s business. Now Travis is pissed at her, but she doesn’t know how it’s her fault. He says in his 30 some odd years of business, he’s never heard of a hair emergency. He doesn’t care if she wears a hat; she should show up. Stephanie says he’s not Beyonce. He says he’s going to call D’Andra, and Stephanie tells him to be nice to her friend. Don’t piss her off. In her interview, Stephanie says Travis’s toughness and aggression are good for business and their bank account, but not so good in relationships. When things go wrong, Travis become Mariah Careyish. Travis gets voicemail, and says he did his part, and didn’t get her message until nine, when they were supposed to meet at eight. He thinks it was disrespectful. The thing about business is, you have to show up or nothing is going to happen. Happy birthday.
Leeanne and wedding planner Steve go to see Nardos, a costume designer. LeeAnne tells Nardos that she’s excited, but behind. In her interview, she says, hi. My name is LeeAnne, and I’m a procrastinator. Nardos says they have six weeks, and it usually takes six months. LeeAnne knows she wants to show her figure in the front, but have a train. Steve says LeeAnne has to see it, and LeeAnne says everyone is ten years old in the bridal magazines. In her interview, she wonders if she has to look at mother-of-the-bride dresses for inspiration. Nardos does some sketches, telling LeeAnne, the back should be a statement. LeeAnne says, that’s what everyone stares at for a while. Nardos asks about the budget, and LeeAnne asks what she can get away with. Nardos asks how $10K sounds, and LeeAnne says, that’s a scary number. Nardos says, how about $7K? and Steve says, so many people want to do things for LeeAnne. She’s always hesitant and humble about accepting things, even though she does so much for them. In other words, he’s asking her to give LeeAnne the dress for free. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, it’s an awkward moment. She knows Nardos does amazing work. If she had the money, she would write a check, but she can’t. A reminder of where she comes from. Nardos says it would be an honor to do her dress, and tells LeeAnne, breathe. Steve wonders if they can put it on Kameron’s bill. LeeAnne asks if she can send Rich a picture, but Steve says he can’t know anything about the dress.
Life coach Carmen goes to Stephanie’s house. Stephanie tells Carmen that she’s not taking care of herself, and knows she’s not visiting Carmen like she should. She’s not centered and she’s anxious. In her interview, Stephanie says, last year, when she opened up about her suicide attempt and depression, she felt a weight lift off her shoulders. She’d been true to herself, and was living an authentic life. She felt connected. Strangers started reaching out, and a lot of them were suicidal. She couldn’t take the pressure, and started spiraling. She tells Carmen that she’s considering taking antidepressants again, but feels like it’s a step backward, and feels shame. Carmen asks, if she met a beautiful young girl who’d been put on antidepressants, would she say that? Stephanie says, not at all, and Carmen says Stephanie wants the standard for herself to be extraordinary. Stephanie says she struggles with self-esteem. Carmen asks when was the earliest she felt that way, and Stephanie says, kindergarten. Carmen tells her, try to remember how that felt. What would she say to her youngest self? Stephanie says, you’re perfect the way you are. You’re enough. Carmen thinks she needs to take a step in building her self-worth, and Stephanie says she feels like she spent the majority of her life hiding who she really is. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, sometimes you need to go on vacation to escape life. I try to remember what the word vacation means, and she says she’s looking forward to going to Mexico. Carmen says, whoever you are, is perfect. Who told her that? Stephanie says, she told herself.
Jeremy does the laundry. D’Andra says she hasn’t done it since college. She’d rather work three or four jobs. Jeremy says he was taught in the military, and he likes it. He asks if she’s talked to Travis, but she doesn’t know what to say. As a man, he’s not going to understand. Jeremy says he doesn’t understand. Travis doesn’t want to hear her hair story. Just say she effed up. She says she didn’t know he didn’t get the message. Jeremy looks at her, and she says, but it’s her fault. He says, it is. In her interview, she says she’s embarrassed, but it’s important that she call. She took some time out of his life, and was expected to show up. She has to do it now, or he might think she’s a flake, and has no interest in business. She doesn’t want him to get the impression she doesn’t care, because she does. Jeremy says, good luck.
D’Andra calls Travis. She says she apologizes. She’s sorry for missing the meeting. It’s her fault, and she knows she took his time. She’s sorry for how she handled it, and hopes he gives her a chance to meet with him again. She’d love to have his help. There’s a really long pause, and she asks if he’s still there. He says he knows crazy things happen sometimes, but when there’s an apology, everything is good after that. She says, it won’t happen again. She hangs up, all weepy.
Everyone packs for the trip.
Rich asks if LeeAnne has talked with D’Andra. Nobody apologized to him, and he’s at the bottom of it. He’s forgiven people when they haven’t asked for forgiveness. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the Christian thing to do. LeeAnne says they talked, and she’s not mad. Rich says she’s doing a good job, and tells her to pack. She looks at a sheet she was given, and wonders what this hiking sh*t is. Why are they going hiking? Don’t they know her?
Kameron shows up at the airport with three huge bags for the weekend. Stephanie has been scared to go to that part of Mexico. She heard they’ll put your head on a stick. Kameron practices her Spanish. Badly.
They arrive at Puerto Vallarta. In Kameron’s interview, she says, in her yearbook, she was voted most likely to get lost in the airport on the way to college. She was also voted most like be on the cover of Cosmo, so she guesses it’s okay. Kary tells them, the worst part is the drive to the house. She opens champagne on the bus, and they drink out of Solo cups. Kary puts names in a hat, and says, whoever they pick is who they’ll share a room with. In her interview, she says she’s trying to mix it up, so they interact and get to know each other. LeeAnne says, but she has seven bedrooms. In Brandi’s interview, she says, D’Andra is probably the hardest to room with. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, D’Andra has sh*t everywhere, all the time. And she hogs the bathroom. LeeAnne says, D’Andra is a hot mess of a roommate. In D’Andra’s interview, she says it looks like two tornados met a cyclone. LeeAnne is paired with Kary, Stephanie with Kameron, and Brandi with D’Andra. Brandi says she did not win the lottery on this trip.
They make a stop on the way to Careyes, to go to the bathroom and buy liquor. LeeAnne says, this sh*t sucks, and wonders why they didn’t just fly the whole way. Stephanie feels like she’s been in the car for days. Mind you, this is a two hour ride, and while two hours is usually my limit, I don’t get champagne and comfy seating. In Kary’s interview, she says they’re driving through a rural area, and it’s not glamorous. It sure isn’t. At the place they stop, the toilet has no seat and the door is a curtain. Or as Kameron puts it, a hole in the floor with flies. Stephanie says, it looks like gremlins have peed and pooped in it for years. LeeAnne says it’s the most disgusting thing she’s ever done, and I’m sure that’s saying a lot. They get back on the bus, and hand sanitize.
It’s worth the two hour drive. It’s absolutely beautiful. Kameron says, it feels like something out of a James Bond movie. She wants to get on a fabulous metallic bathing suit. Kary tells D’Andra she’s happy they were able to come and celebrate. LeeAnne thinks taking a helicopter would have been better. Kary says the property has been in Eduardo’s family for about thirty years. It was one of the first trips he took her on, and it’s like her own special paradise. She gives them the tour. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says there are seven bedrooms, and only six of them. She’s not sleeping in the same bed with someone else. Kary says whatever name they got, they have to stay with that person. She thinks LeeAnne is trying to get out of rooming with her, and it’s disrespectful. In her interview, LeeAnne says, the place is like a Stairmaster on crack. While going down yet another set of stairs outside, she says, clearly, you can’t drink too much and walk around this property. In Kary’s interview, she says she’s trying to get to know LeeAnne, and LeeAnne is disregarding all of it. She points out a footbridge that looks long and extremely frightening, but she tells them, it’s a fun experience. LeeAnne says she’s not doing it, but Kary says she’s done it a million times. Her kids have done it. In her interview, Kary says LeeAnne is ruining the vibe, and she asks LeeAnne if she’s always so negative about everything in her life.
Kary says LeeAnne has been complaining since they got there. We flash back to ten seconds ago when LeeAnne was complaining about the ride. In Kary’s interview, she says she won’t bring negativity into her world. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says the host just aggressively came at her. Here’s my beautiful home, and you’re a negative bitch. She’s not negative. She used to have an inspirational blog. In Brandi’s interview, she says, somebody finally called LeeAnne out for her bullsh*t. She loves Kary. Kameron thinks the bridge is scary. They unpack. In D’Andra’s interview, she says it doesn’t surprise her that LeeAnne wants her own room. She likes to be in control or she’s not happy. LeeAnne tells herself, don’t kill anyone. Jail is not worth it. Stephanie and Kary look at the view. Kary feels like LeeAnne doesn’t care to get to know her. She says LeeAnne always picks something to be negative about LeeAnne. LeeAnne asks Kameron if she’s being negative, and Kameron says, no. In Kameron’s interview, she doesn’t get why LeeAnne is often misunderstood in this group. She’s not paying attention to any negative comments. She wants Mexico to be fun and fabulous, and she’s going to have a margarita with a little pink umbrella in it. Kameron tells LeeAnne that her feelings would have been hurt if Kary had said that to her, and LeeAnne says she’s offended. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says not only has Kary not given her a chance, she’s been made to feel unwelcome.
Dinner is served. Kary says it’s a traditional Mexican dinner. In her interview, Kary says her nanny was also an amazing cook, and was her mom’s nanny. D’Andra tells Brandi their room looks like a bomb went off. LeeAnne says she’s roomed with D’Andra, and Kameron says, it’s scary. She’s seen it. She asks how Kary met Eduardo, and Kary says, through friends. They were both married when they met. She tells them, D’Andra dated Eduardo’s brother Guillermo. He’s still not married. D’Andra says she schooled him for everyone. In D’Andra’s interview, she says had she known he had a vacation home like this, she would have put in more effort. Kary says there’s been a dynamic change in coming there since the kids are older. She wants to leave something for her daughter, so she started a jewelry line. We see pictures. There are a lot of pieces with large beads; pretty, but not my style. Kameron says it’s nice having Sparkle Dog. Before that, she had an allowance. Kary says she hates that; she’s not his child. In her interview, Kary says she and Eduardo both grew up with money, but with her mom’s drinking, they lost most of it. She tells the women, she thinks it’s important to have your own money. When you get older, what if he decides to leave? Women without their own money are in a vulnerable place. In Kameron’s interview, she says, in Dallas, a prenup is expected. In D’Andra’s interview, she says, Jeremy didn’t even read it; he just signed it. In Brandi’s interview, she says she and Bryan had no prenup, since they both had nothing. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says they don’t have a prenup, but she guarantees Rich is never going to leave. In her interview, Kameron Says she heard that some wives have to weigh in, and get an allowance accordingly. She would eat a big cupcake every day. Brandi leaves the table, and after a while, Stephanie wonders where she is. She goes to look.
Stephanie knocks on Brandi’s bedroom door. Brandi is lying on the bed, and Stephanie asks if she wants to sleep or come upstairs. Brandi says, sleep. She’s tired. By the time Stephanie says, okay, Brandi is snoring. In her interview, Stephanie says she’s had a poop that’s worn her out. She thinks that’s what happened to Brandi. Stephanie tells the others that Brandi passed out, and they laugh. Kameron says, she wasn’t even doing shots. LeeAnne says Brandi was the first one at the airport; she was there at 6 am. Kary says she’s been doing birthday things for her daughter, and Kameron remarks on how fast the time goes. Kary ask if LeeAnne never wanted babies. LeeAnne says she had a difficult childhood. Kary says she did too. Her mom was an alcoholic, and her parents were divorced. Life is too short for negative energy. LeeAnne says she had a different childhood. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, that’s Kary’s her opinion, but she’s not in LeeAnne’s shoes. Kary doesn’t know her. LeeAnne says, because of the molestation, she didn’t trust men or women. Kary asks if she’s serous, and LeeAnne says, 100%. Why would she lie? She says, it still affects her; it’s permanent damage. Most people who have been what she’s been through commit suicide by age thirty. She’s only tried three times. And given the opportunity, she’d try again tonight. In Kary’s interview, she says, LeeAnne wants to get married and she’s taking about killing herself. What is she thinking? I actually figured it was a dig at Kary. LeeAnne says life was not pleasant for her most of the time. She apologizes for being negative, but she didn’t get much positive growing up. She’s learned to live with what she has. In D’Andra’s interview, she says depression runs in her family, but LeeAnne uses it as an excuse. We flash back to D’Andra telling them about her father’s suicide. She says she doesn’t want to be another person jumping on the tragedy train. Kary says she’s sorry, and LeeAnne says, don’t be. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, being dark and depressing is a way for LeeAnne to purposely shut the conversation down, and it works. It makes things very uncomfortable. Stephanie asks when they’re waking up. LeeAnne says, when God wakes them up. And if he doesn’t, she’ll thank Jesus for her time on earth.
Next time, D’Andra gets trashed, Stephanie thinks LeeAnne makes excuses to manipulate people, and Kameron and Brandi argue.
🏊 More 80s For Me…
I watched the premiere of American Horror Story: 1984, and I’m liking it. Freak Show is my favorite season, but this looks to be a close second. A combination of I Know What You Did Last Summer, Friday the 13th, a little Halloween, and Jane Fonda’s workout video, it takes place at a summer camp that is just about to reopen. The scene of a mass murder years ago, one of the victims survived, and has purchased the camp, and the counselors have come a day early. However, it seems Mr. Jingles has escaped from the mental hospital, and is up to his old murderous tricks. As if that wasn’t enough, Matthew Morrison (Glee) is a counselor sporting a 70s porn mustache.
🍺 In Case You Were Wondering…
Tallboy – A 16-ounce can of beer. And now an official dictionary word, thanks to Merriam-Webster.
🌻 Another Thursday…
In Jersey no less.