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October 16, 2019 – Nina Stands Firm, Girls and Gays Bachelorette, Big Wedding, Another Loss, LuAnn Redo, New Black & a Spell

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

On the phone, Chase asks Jordan if she’s sure about that, and says he can do it.

Alexis sits at Charlie’s bar, and tells Julian that her life coach is trying to kill her. She thinks it’s a conspiracy far and wide, since all the trainers at the gym are part of the cabal. He asks what he can get her, and she says it’s her cheat day. She orders a breakfast the size of what The Rock eats on his cheat day. Julian says before he gets it, did she get Olivia to back off? Alexis adds some more food to her order. Julian says, this is Olivia’s latest masterpiece, and shows her a flyer. Last year a dead body; this year, who knows? Alexis says, Olivia isn’t behind it. Does he have any enemies that want revenge. He says not that he knows of.

Brad goes to Nelle’s parole hearing. She says he came, and he says she didn’t give him much choice. She says, it’s going to be the best parole hearing ever. Michael shows up, and wonders why Brad is there. Nelle says they have a big surprise. Brad says, don’t, but she says now that she’s getting out of prison, it’s time Michael knows the truth about his son. Jonah didn’t die; he’s alive. She gave him to Brad and Lucas. Michael says, Wiley is his son? He gets angry, and Nelle thanks Brad for looking after their son. Now that she’s getting out, she and Michael can finally be a family with their son. Michael says, over his dead body, and pushes Brad. He walks toward the door, and Brad asks where he’s going. Michael says, to get his son. Brad wakes up, yelling, don’t go! and Lucas asks, who’s Michael, and why doesn’t Brad want him to go?

Sasha and Michael go to Kelly’s. She wonders if it bothers him to be seen with her in public, and he says he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings, but compared to the scandals in his family, hers hardly rates. Lulu is there with Maxie, and asks, what is Michael thinking? He knew Sasha was an imposter, and didn’t say anything. Maxie says, he’s non-judgmental. Maybe because he’s both a Corinthos and a Quartermaine. Michael tells Sasha, not implicating Valentin was a noble gesture. She says she couldn’t do that to Charlotte, or cause Nina any more pain. Michael says, Valentin was the mastermind, but Sasha tells him, she said yes. Michael says, so did Valentin. It’s not fair that he should skate with zero consequences. Lulu asks if Maxie has seen Nina since the wedding, and Maxie says she did. Nina was on the fence about… correction was on the fence. It looks like she climbed over, and jumped in. Nina and Valentin walk in holding hands.

Martin asks if Nelle read the notes he gave her. Nelle says she did, and thanks him, but she doesn’t need them. He asks if she thinks she can handle her first parole hearing on her own. Nelle says, first and last. Trust her; she’s got this. She’s going to be out of Pentenville by tonight.

Lucas says, Brad sounded freaked out that someone named Michael was leaving. What was he dreaming about? Brad says he doesn’t remember. Lucas says, it seemed intense, and Brad says he feels that, but as far as details, he can’t tell Lucas any more than that. Lucas says he’s been restless at night, and Brad says, sorry. Lucas says, don’t be. Just talk to him. Shiloh is dead, and Wiley is safe. No one is coming after Wiley, but Brad seems more stressed than ever. Brad says he’s trying an anti-anxiety medication, and shows Lucas the bottle. Lucas wonders why Brad didn’t tell him that he was seeing a therapist. Wiley cries, and Lucas goes to check on him. Brad calls Julian.

Julian ignores Brads call. He tells Alexis, if it’s not Olivia, he can’t think anyone else who would want to run him out of business. She tells him, think harder. Kendra walks in, and Alexis says, there she is. The woman who’s making her a better person. Julian says, even if it kills her? Alexis tells Kendra, she just had a workout, and is going to have a whole grain bowl. She leaves out the entire pig of bacon and six dozen eggs she just ordered. Kendra asks if she’s keeping up with her supplement, and Alexis says, about that. She was skeptical, so she had her GPA look at the ingredients. Kendra asks what her doctor said.

Martin didn’t think he’d have to remind Nelle that she pleaded nolo contendere to murder, attempted murder, and a host of other crimes. Even having a hearing this early is tantamount to a miracle. She asks if she should change her plea, but he says, it’s too late for that. Nelle says, it was clearly entrapment, but he says, it wasn’t. Legal terms don’t change because she wants them to. She says she was about to give birth, and was trapped. He says he has two expert’s statements on hormone disorder, as well as an OB/GYN statement on the effect of pregnancy on behavior. It’s doubtless that’s what led to her confession. He says she admitted she was the cause of her ex-fiancé’s death, and conspired to murder. She asks if he submitted it to the parole board, and he says, of course (🍷) not. All they care about is that she’s taking responsibility for her crimes. She says she pleaded nolo contendere, she’s had success in rehab, and has an impeccable record there. If that’s all that matters, she’s walking. He says, there’s no guarantee. Even if the board is inclined to rule in her favor, it can take weeks, sometime months, to get released.

Lulu says, don’t tell her Valentin and Nina are back together, and Maxie says she didn’t think it would be this fast. Lulu says, she thought they would? and Maxie tells her, Obrecht said Sasha acted alone. Sasha confirmed it, and apparently, Nina believes it. Lulu says, Obrecht was in on it, and possibly Valentin too, but Nina won’t listen to her. She tells Maxie to go to Nina, but  Maxie says, no. Lulu says Maxie knows as well as she does that Valentin is behind this. Maxie says, all she knows is, Lulu made huge mess of things.

Sasha tells Michael, she knows it must seem hypocritical to tell a lie to repair the damage, but she couldn’t bear to see Nina left alone. Michael says Valentin knows what he knows. Sasha says she doesn’t expect a thank you, but she might get Valentin to convince Nina to forgive her. He says he wouldn’t hold his breath.

Nina tells Valentin about a play she wants to take Charlotte to, and says he’s staring. He says she’s too damn beautiful. It was the greatest night of his life when she showed up. Better than when she showed up with Jax. She says she’s not with Jax. She didn’t come back so he could be a jealous idiot. He’s just glad she did. Nina says, even if the reason she left is sitting there? Lulu is there too; they’re surrounded. Valentin tells her, forget them, and focus on us. He suggests they go to city hall, and she can marry him right now. Chase walks in, and Michael says he thought he was meeting Chase at Pentenville. Chase says, the plans have changed. He asks Sasha to get up, and Michael asks, what’s going on? Nina tells Valentin that she knows what Chase is about to do; his job. Chase says Sasha is being charged with identity theft, and burglary in the second degree He reads her rights, and she looks panicked.

Alexis tells Kendra that she got the all clear from her doctor. Kendra asks if it’s helping her sleep, and Alexis says, it’s a miracle. She falls asleep, and stays asleep, and she has more energy. She’s going to need a refill. Kendra says, next time they meet. Alexis’s phone dings, and she says she’s got to go. Kendra says, so much for lightening the work load, but Alexis says it’s a family issue, and leaves.

Valentin tells Nina that Jordan wasn’t going to take action unless Nina wanted to. He wishes she hadn’t, and Nina asks why he doesn’t want to see Sasha punished.

Maxie can’t believe Chase is arresting Sasha, and Lulu says, it makes no sense to be putting Sasha in handcuffs while Valentin is in the clear. Maxie says it’s all about Valentin for Lulu. She hates him because he murdered her brother. What better way to pay him back? Lulu says she’d rather him go to prison than just have a bad wedding day, but what it’s really about is Charlotte and Rocco. How can she teach them to be honest if she’s not honest herself? Maxie says, however ethical, all Lulu did was kill Nina’s dreams and have Sasha arrested.

At the station, Michael asks Chase, what’s happening? Chase says, Nina made a statement, and Jordan witnessed Sasha’s confession at the wedding. Michael says, Sasha’s grandmother was sick, and Chase asks if he knows how many times they’ve heard that, and the grandmother is fine. Michael says he checked, and Sasha’s story is true. Chase says he’ll share the information, but Sasha told Nina that she acted alone. Michael says Chase doesn’t believe that, does he? Chase says, the complaint was made, and charges have been filed. He has to do his job. Michael asks, what about Nelle’s parole hearing? and Chase says he’ll take care of it. He tells Michael to stay there. If all goes well, he’ll keep Sasha out of prison, and Chase will do his best to see that Nelle stays behind bars.

Brad texts Julian that Nelle’s parole hearing is today. Michael will be there. What if she tells him? Lucas comes in, and asks Brad to tell him more about therapy. Brad says Neil wants to see the both of them. He’ll just tell him no. Lucas says he’d be happy to go. He wants Brad to feel better, and to stop calling another man’s name in his sleep.

Nelle says Martin has been nothing but negative, and wonders why she bothered hiring him. He says she didn’t. He took the case pro bono. She asks why take it if he thinks she’s going to lose? but he says he doesn’t. He only cautioned her that she may not win today. She asks what she’s supposed to do, and he says the Nelle he met was charming and sweet. Be that Nelle today, not the one she is now.

Lulu admits it wasn’t the outcome she expected, but her conscience is clear. Maxie says, good. Sasha is on her way to jail, and Nina is with Valentin, but Lulu can sleep at night. Lulu suggests Maxie get off her high horse. She had an illegal DNA test done. Maxie says she wanted to keep Nina from being exploited, but she stopped wanting to be right. She saw how Nina would light up when Sasha was in the room. Lulu says, Nina sat by Sasha’s bedside when she was sick. She was terrified to lose a daughter that wasn’t hers in the first place. Maxie says Lulu should have left well enough alone. Lulu says Nina is James’s aunt. If this had fallen in her lap, don’t say she wouldn’t have told the truth.

Nina tells Valentin, Sasha committed fraud, and broke her heart. She doesn’t understand why he’d want to let her go. Valentin thinks holding onto anger and chasing revenge might send Nina into a negative spiral. She asks, who is he? Next, he’ll be telling her to trust karma. Valentin says Sasha hurt her, and he wants her to be whole, and choose to heal, so she can be happy with him and Charlotte. He wonders if that’s enough for her.

In the interrogation room, Michael tells Sasha that he was hoping it wouldn’t come to this. She says, her too, but Nina wants justice, and she should have it. He asks if she’s thinking of pleading guilty, and she says, maybe, but she’s just saying she doesn’t blame Nina. Michael says before Alexis gets there, she should consider making a deal. Sasha doesn’t know what she’d have to offer, and Michael says, tell her that Valentin masterminded the scheme. He had three DNA tests falsified, and is a bigger fish than she is. Robert will jump at the opportunity, so would Laura and the rest of Nikolas’s family. Alexis comes in, and says she has a copy of the charges. Sasha perpetrated fraud and pretended to be Nina’s daughter? Sasha says, it’s true, and Michael asks if Alexis can help her.

Julian tears up the flyer. Lucas comes in, and Julian asks if everything is okay. Lucas says he was hoping Julian would talk him down. Shiloh is dead, and there’s no more threat to Wiley, but Brad is still tense and anxious. He’s was talking in his sleep. He kept saying, Michael.

Chase comes into the parole hearing room, and Nelle asks where Michael is. Chase says, he had a family emergency. Lucky her, right? The board comes in and sits down. A woman says they have an initial application for parole. She thanks Chase for being there, and says they’ve read impact statements from Michael, Carly, and other members of the Corinthos family. Nelle has requested an attorney be present, which isn’t necessary, but allowed. She says they’ll hear from Chase first, and then Nelle.

Julian asks if Lucas thinks Brad is cheating. Lucas says, of course (🍷) not, but since Wiley has been in their lives, he’s been different. He’s hard to read. Lucas wishes he knew what was going on in Brad’s head. Julian doesn’t think that’s going to happen, but Lucas says, it might. Brad’s therapist wants to see them both. He’s glad Brad found a safe space to talk about what’s bothering him.

Martin says Nelle has been a model prisoner. The warden said – and he quotes – he’s never seen a prisoner turn their life around as thoroughly as Nelle, and thinks she would be an asset to the world outside these walls. The woman asks if Nelle has taken responsibility for her crimes, and Nelle says, she has now. Although her hormones were raging because of her sweet little Jonah, she can’t blame her crimes on what was going on inside her. She takes full responsibility for the heinous actions that hurt so many. When she realized what she’d done, she had a breakdown, and was sent to Ferncliff. When she returned, she had the drive and determination to make amends to so many people she’s hurt. No matter what, she’ll never stop trying.

Alexis says, Sasha entered Nina’s home with the intent to commit fraud, but Sasha says that’s not why she went to Windymere, but okay. Alexis says there’s criminal impersonation in the second degree. She pretended to be Nina’s daughter in order to benefit herself or harm someone else. Sasha says she never meant any harm, but it was about money in the beginning. Alexis says, that’s a class A demeanor, and knocks out second degree burglary. She says she needs Michael to leave now; it will compromise the case if he stays. Does he want that? He says, of course (🍷) not. He’ll see what he can do on his end. Sasha asks what he means, but he tells her, good luck, kisses her head, and jets. Alexis says now she wants the whole truth. What part did Valentin play in this?

Nina can’t see why Valentin wouldn’t want Sasha to pay, but he says, of course (🍷) he would. He’s worried about the toll it’s going to take on Nina. She’s going to have to rehash this over and over in court. Nina says, that makes it less appealing, and Valentin says she should focus on what makes her happy, like Charlotte. She says, and him. Valentin says he loves making her happy. Nina starts to say, it’s a consolation, but then says he’s so much more than that. She can’t wait to see where this unexpected new beginning takes them. Valentin says, how about city hall? They can get married today. Her phone dings, and she says, it’s Jax with his own marriage proposal. She laughs, and says she thought it was funny. Alexis is representing Sasha, and needs to speak with her. Valentin says he’ll go with her, but she says, no; stay here. It’s something she needs to take care of on her own.

Maxie tells Lulu when she sees how much the truth hurt Nina and caused her to spiral, no. She wouldn’t have dashed Nina’s hopes. Lulu says, that’s not the question. If she’d known Sasha was lying, but didn’t know how it would play out, would she have told the truth? Maxie says, no. She thinks it would be better to keep the secret. Lulu says, like Maxie did when she was her surrogate? Maxie says, oh my God. I say, I’m not surprised she brought that up. I think Lulu is kidding herself all over the place.

Nelle tells the board, because of her good behavior, she got the privilege of training a support dog, and her sweet mutt Scrapple is going to a loving person. It breaks her heart, but knowing he’s going to a good home makes it less painful to say goodbye. Nothing will ever be as painful as letting go of the child she lost. Beautiful Jonah’s lifeless body was in her arms as she was saying goodbye. The only way for her to heal is to do good for others. She’s also been working at the hospice center, helping ease their pain. As hard as it will be to let them go as well, giving them comfort gives her comfort. If the board sees fit to release her, she intends to work in a hospice. Chase says, give him a break. It sounds pretty loud, but I assume the board doesn’t hear. She says she intends to be a productive member of society, and correct her mistakes. Being in prison gave her the opportunity to fix herself, and she thinks she’s a better person. She thanks them for hearing her case, and dabs at her eyes, looking at Brad. The woman says the board is ready to make a decision.

We see flowers on a grave. Kendra says, nine and a half years, his death went unpunished. We see it’s Kiefer’s grave, and she says, everything has changed. Shiloh told her that Kristina confessed that her mother ran him down. Alexis murdered him. Now it’s time to pay her back.

Alexis tells Sasha that she spoke to Robert. He’s willing to reduce the charges, and there will be no prison time. Sasha asks, what’s the catch? and Alexis says, no doubt Valentin had something to do with the fake DNA tests. Sasha says, she has a friend, but Alexis thinks it’s more than that. She thinks Sasha is covering for him. She asks if he’s threatening her, or if she’s doing this for Nina. Sasha says she never meant to hurt Nina, even though Nina wants to hurt her now. Nina comes in, and says, Alexis wanted to speak to her. Alexis says she has a proposal, and Nina says she’s not interested. Alexis says, hear her out. She’s not undermining Nina’s pain, but doesn’t think putting Sasha in prison will lighten the load. Nina asks if Alexis wants her to drop it, but Alexis says, not at all. She can sue Sasha in civil court. Nina says, Sasha has no money, but Alexis says they can hammer it out. Sasha is prepared to pay back every penny Nina spent; whatever she thinks is appropriate. What does Nina say?

Lulu says Maxie didn’t tell them that the child was hers and Spinelli’s, not Lulu and Dante’s. Maxie can’t believe Lulu is throwing that in her face. She thought they were past that. Lulu says, they are. She’s making a point. By the time the truth came out, she and Dante were deliriously in love with Connie, but it wasn’t Connie; it was Georgie. Maxie says the truth hurt everyone, and Lulu asks if she regrets telling the truth. Maxie says, of course (🍷) not. Lulu knows the truth can tear your guts out, but sooner or later every lie comes to light. The longer you wait, the deeper the pain. Does Maxie get it?

Valentin leaves Kelly’s, and Michael is waiting. He blocks Valentin, telling him, shut up and listen. He doesn’t know if Valentin had a hand in Sasha’s arrest, but he cares about Sasha. She did the noble thing by not implicating him. Valentin says that’s because he had nothing to do with it. Michael says they both know that’s not true, and he’s a lot less charitable than Sasha is.

The board tells Nelle that they can’t recommend parole at this time. Nelle says they can’t be serious.

Brad texts Lucas about Nelle’s parole hearing, and Julian asks if she made parole. Lucas says, she’s still safe behind bars. Julian says, at least until her next hearing.

Brad tells Nelle that he’s sorry. Martin says they only need two votes. She should be disappointed, but not defeated. For the next two years, she needs to keep her eyes on the prize. Nelle balks at two years, but he says it could be sooner. She says she’s trying, but she misses Wiley. Brad says he’ll send her pictures, and she says that will ease the pain until she’s finally free.

Michael says he knows everything Valentin did. Sasha told him everything. Valentin says then she’ll be hearing from his attorney; that’s slander. Michael says, time’s up, and Valentin says, just hers. She was hoping to save herself. Michael says if Sasha doesn’t tell the DA, he will.

Alexis asks if Nina thinks it’s possible to keep this out of criminal court, but Nina says, no. Sasha knew what she was doing was wrong. She could have come clean at any time. Instead, she lied to Nina’s face. Nina mothered her. Sasha allowed Nina to love her, and all that time, Sasha pretended to love her back. Sasha says she does love Nina. Nina says if that’s how she loves someone, God help her enemies. Take her love and take her deal, and the both of them can go to hell. She leaves, and Sasha says she didn’t expect Nina to agree. Alexis says neither did she, but it was worth a try. Sasha asks, what happens next?

Kendra tells Kiefer that she’ll always miss him, but justice for his death will lighten the load. She takes a container of the supplement out of her backpack, and says, Alexis said she needs a refill. She puts something into it, and says she’ll make sure Alexis gets it.

Lulu tells Maxie, Michael better be careful. Valentin is dangerous. Maxie says, Michael has Sonny and Jason. Valentin can’t touch Michael, and they both know that.

Valentin tells Michael to do himself a favor, and stay out of it. Sasha is playing him like she did Valentin. She lied to everyone. Michael says she did lie because she didn’t implicate Valentin. She was willing to save Valentin, but if Valentin doesn’t get Nina to back off, and Sasha goes to prison, he’ll make sure Valentin goes down with her. He walks away.

Tomorrow, Lucas asks Brad what else he’s hiding, Doc says he has to determine if Franco is in his right mind, and Jason visits someone in prison.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Brandi brings Brooklyn to cheerleading practice. In Brandi’s interview, she says when she was Brooklyn’s age, she wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleader, but she never pushed it on her girls. When Brooklyn came to her, she was secretly glad. Everything is a struggle in their relationship, and she has high hopes this might be a bonding experience. Brooklyn tells Brandi that her form is terrible, and Brandi says it’s been twenty years. Brandi stands at the top of a pyramid. She tells Brooklyn that she didn’t have the proper training, and it was hard. In her interview, she says, growing up, her parents couldn’t afford private lessons. She just taught herself. She tells Brooklyn, it’s all about her core.

Kameron meets Stephanie at a coffee shop. She asks how Stephanie’s weekend is going, and Stephanie says, good. She tells Kameron that they had their differences at LeeAnne’s shower, but she’d love to close that chapter and figure it out. She feels like they’re past it. She knows Kameron hasn’t felt accepted in the past, and they’ve both felt judged. She’s sorry. Kameron says she felt like their issues began when she and Brandi tangled. Brandi was screaming in her face, and saying the eff word, and Stephanie just sat there not saying anything. When someone is attacked, it’s appropriate to stick up for them. Stephanie says she’s not Jesus, but Kameron thinks Stephanie feels afraid about what Brandi will think. Stephanie says she’ll defend someone when she sees a clear-cut right and wrong. In Stephanie’s interview, she says if Kameron had just walked away, she would have stepped in, but what Kameron did was ten times worse. Kameron says, a good friend would say, sit down and don’t yell in people’s faces. Stephanie says she was having a hard time during the trip, and Kameron says Stephanie talked to Kary, who she just met, when Kameron has known her for two years. Stephanie says she didn’t feel that Kameron was the person she wanted to go to in that moment. She’d love to have the kind of relationship where they can lean on one another, and be more than surface friends. She doesn’t tell Kameron deep things. Kameron says she thought they had the kind of friendship where they could call one another about anything, and Stephanie thinks Kameron is minimizing what she’s saying. Kameron says Stephanie is telling her the friendship is just surface level. In Kameron’s interview, she says she put effort in to being friends with Stephanie. She reached out, and thought she’d worked it out with her. Now she’s saying Kameron is a surface friend? What the eff?  Kameron tells Stephanie, she can’t. She was attacked, and thought her friend would be there. Now Stephanie is telling her that she’s a bad friend, when she should have been defending her friend about getting attacked. In Stephanie’s interview, she says when she’s fighting with Kameron, she feels like a hamster in a wheel. When it’s over, you feel like you got the sh*t kicked out of you. Kameron says she’s all about being a good person, and apologizes if Stephanie felt it wasn’t there. Stephanie understands that Kameron felt alone, and she’s trying honor those feelings and move on. Kameron wants to move on too. She wants Stephanie to feel comfortable, and she’s glad they talked. In her interview, Stephanie says it’s the most exhausting day of her life. She feels like she’s given birth to a six-foot blonde baby. She tells Kameron that they’ll work together to work it out, and thanks Kameron for meeting her.

Brandi and Stephanie meet for lunch. Brandi tells Stephanie that she knows Brandi is open to the spiritual realm, and thinks it would be fun if they did a haunted house. Stephanie thinks they should get a medium too. In Brandi’s interview, she says she always wanted to go to a haunted house she’s been hearing about for years. They can exorcise their demons. Stephanie tells her about meeting Kameron for coffee. It took a long time, but she thinks Kameron got it. In Stephanie’s interview, she says it’s hard for her. She’s been working with a coach on her self-esteem. She told Kameron how she felt and didn’t die doing it. It’s one small She tells Brandi that she never says how she feels. She doesn’t want to feel fake when she sees Kameron. Brandi says she wasn’t invited to LeeAnne’s bachelorette party, so she’s having a cheer party. Stephanie doesn’t think D’Andra was invited to anything, Brandi doesn’t think she was either, and Stephanie says, LeeAnne is celebrating every moment; there’s a ton of events. Everyone says what they’re invited to in their interviews, ending with D’Andra saying she didn’t get invited to anything, like Charlie Brown getting a bag of rocks. Stephanie says, LeeAnne might as well go all the way.

The bachelorette party is packed with guests. When LeeAnne arrives, everyone cheers. Steve puts a crown with a veil on her head. The veil has Rich’s face all over it. She tells the women that she got her hands filled (meaning, with fillers, not that she has stuff in her hands). She says they’re still swollen, and she slept with ice packs. In her interview, she says, they go between the knuckles with the needle. Ouch. In Kameron’s interview, she says they all know LeeAnne’s hands are not knives. LeeAnne finishes, they’re just hands. Kameron says it’s LeeAnne’s night to do whatever she wants. In her interview, Kameron says, LeeAnne is a true Texas woman, and it’s a total Texas thing to celebrate many, many times before your wedding. They all love it. Cary asks Stephanie if she and Kameron are good, and Stephanie says, peace above everything. Cary tells Kameron that she heard she and Stephanie had a good conversation, and Kameron says they’re good. Cary says she feels like Kameron is lying, and Kameron says she feels like some people are faking something. Cary tells her, go with her gut. In Kameron’s interview, she says she thinks Stephanie belittled her friendship. Kameron agreed to move forward, but she’s not moving any further forward. Steve welcomes the guests to Girls and Gays; LeeAnne’s bachelorette party. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says a tremendous amount of her friends are gay men. Drag queen Jenni P. dances for LeeAnne. In her interview, LeeAnne says she’s a drag queen trapped in an old white bitch’s body. In Kameron’s interview, she says, drag queens are better than strippers. Strippers are all sweaty, and they grab you, but you don’t know who they touched. LeeAnne gets a lap dance. The cake is brought out, and Steve says, it’s LeeAnne riding a wiener – i.e. a dark haired Barbie sitting on a penis cake. LeeAnne thanks them for coming, and there’s lots of hugging. In Kary’s interview, she says she feels guilty that D’Andra isn’t there. D’Andra introduced her to everyone, and they should both be there. She tells LeeAnne that she wasn’t invited to the wedding, and LeeAnne says she was. Her invitation must have gotten lost in the mail; 30% of mail gets lost. In Kary’s interview, she wonders why the credit card bills are always there, and jury duty notices never get lost. She asks LeeAnne why D’Andra isn’t there. Like it’s her freaking business. True story. When I was getting married, a good friend called, saying they hadn’t gotten an invitation. I sent another one, and both arrived on the same day.

LeeAnne says she’s waiting for D’Andra to reach out, and Kary says D’Andra already apologized. LeeAnne asks what if she told Kary that Eduardo was screwing other women, and she should own up to it because she owes LeeAnne that. Kary says she can’t keep bringing it up if she’s over it. LeeAnne says D’Andra committed the sin, but she should be the one that rises higher? Kary says she should be the bigger person, and LeeAnne says she always has been with D’Andra. D’Andra has the courage to talk sh*t about Rich when he’s faithful. She has the courage to trash Rich’s name, and destroy his reputation. Kary says, that’s not moving forward, and LeeAnne says Kary isn’t letting her finish. The one thing D’Andra has no courage for, is to come to her and say she misses LeeAnne as a friend. Kary says D’Andra invited LeeAnne to her party, and LeeAnne said she forgave D’Andra and wanted to move forward. We flash back to LeeAnne announcing that all she cared about was her and D’Andra taking steps to move forward. LeeAnne tells Kary, D’Andra hasn’t taken any steps to do that, and asks if Kary wants to see her phone. Actions speak louder than words. In Kary’s interview, she thinks LeeAnne is a hypocrite when she says she wants to move forward. LeeAnne says she reached out to D’Andra; now it’s D’Andra’s turn to step up and grow up. Everyone else gets it. Kary says she’ll ask them. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says Kary told her that she was the negative one, and now Kary comes to her bachelorette party and acts negative. Kary asks Kameron and Stephanie if they think it’s weird that D’Andra wasn’t invited. Kameron doesn’t think D’Andra is really making an effort, and Stephanie thinks LeeAnne and D’Andra should mend things one-on-one. Kary says, D’Andra apologized, but LeeAnne says, so did she. She’s waited 51 years to get married. She’s screwed a lot of frogs. Kary says, that’s not the point, but LeeAnne says, it is. It’s about her; it’s her wedding, and is only happening once in her life. Kary says, D’Andra’s 50th birthday was important, but LeeAnne says, so is a wedding for a woman who’s waited this long to get married. In Kameron’s interview, she says, this isn’t cool. It’s LeeAnne’s time to have fun. LeeAnne asks if Kary thinks she should invite D’Andra even though she talked sh*t about Rich. Kary says she thought LeeAnne was forgiving D’Andra, and LeeAnne says, Rich hasn’t. We flash back to him saying forgiving is the Christian thing to do. D’oh! LeeAnne says she’s not making her party about someone who’s not there. These are the people who love and want to celebrate her. Kary says, D’Andra is that person, but LeeAnne says, she’s not. Kameron says D’Andra hasn’t come to LeeAnne, and Kary says, D’Andra apologized. LeeAnne says, that’s different. In Stephanie’s interview, she thinks LeeAnne and D’Andra should just move forward, or leave each other alone. LeeAnne is sorry Kary doesn’t understand. The people there have shown her via their actions how much they love her. So when D’Andra gives her action, she’ll get an invite. Until then, she can stand in the vasectomy line. Cary is like, what? and LeeAnne says, it sounds good. LeeAnne goes to Steve, and says she’s getting flack because the great almighty fat cow isn’t there to be worshiped. Meow!

Brandi checks out the haunted house. Hill House Manor owner Linda thanks her for coming. In Brandi’s interview, she says the house is outside Dallas. You can rent it and go ghost hunting. Linda says it was purchased as an investment property, but they couldn’t keep it rented because of the tenants having experiences. She personally had a conversation with someone on the other side of the shower curtain. She thought it was her husband. She tells Brandi, they have ghost hunters there frequently, and they have all kinds of events. In her interview, Brandi says she’s been able to see into the spiritual realm since she was little. As a child, she saw her grandmother. It’s hard to open up about it without looking like she’s crazy. Linda says Brandi has her number, and if there are any problems, text her.

Kary has everyone meet at her place. D’Andra asks Kary if she’s ready. Kary says she’s just going along for the ride. She’s had no personal experiences, but she’s open to it. She explains Mexico’s Day of the Dead. (I love a sugar skull!) She asks if D’Andra has heard from LeeAnne. We see a clip of D’Andra telling Kary that she’ll send a text, but that’s it. D’Andra says LeeAnne texted back, thanking her for reaching out, and saying she thought D’Andra was upset about something that happened in Mexico, and it made her sad. She added that all weddings should be elopements, because it’s too much work. Kary asks if something happened in Mexico, but D’Andra says nothing happened. In her interview, she says she and LeeAnne got along fantastically. LeeAnne doesn’t want to see or include her, and is putting it on her. It’s complete bullsh*t. Kameron joins them, and Kary asks if she’s ready for ghosts. Kameron says she’s afraid.

Stephanie meets Brandi at the house. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she’s never encountered a ghost, but how bad could a ghost be? She thinks Southern ghosts would display good hospitality. She tells Brandi that she’s scared she’ll need an exorcism. Brandi suggests they pray, and asks God, if it’s His will, to open their eyes to things they don’t know. She asks if they should pray for the others, but Stephanie says, they can pray for themselves. Brandi says she’s so bad. I guess we’ll let it slide that this is contrary to any Christian belief.

Kary thinks some people see ghosts. D’Andra says they lived in a haunted house, but her dad always had the ghost visits. Kary asks if LeeAnne believes in ghosts, and LeeAnne says she prays there’s an afterlife. Kary tells her, Brandi says she can see ghosts. In LeeAnne’s interview, she’s not happy with Kary, so she’s ghosting her.

As they pull up to the house, Brandi flashes the lights from inside, and the women get all weird. Brandi tells them to hurry in; she saw something. Kameron says, that’s not funny, and Brandi leads them to the murder room. Kameron screams, and something moves. Kary calls Brandi a stinker, and Brandi suggests they have drinks. Kameron says she needs a lot of drinks, and LeeAnne wonders if ghosts have bars. In her interview, LeeAnne says she thinks ghosts are bullsh*t. Mostly because she grew up in a carnival, where they convinced people to believe that bullsh*t, and took their money. She had a deeply religious upbringing, and was told it was witchery. It’s anti-religious, and against Christian beliefs. What I said, but longer. Brandi says, a medium is coming, and boo! there’s a knock at the door. Medium Lisa introduces herself. Kameron says she’s not a fan. A friend once got in contact with Kameron’s dog using a Ouija board. She felt her dog’s tail brush against her, and freaked out. It’s scary for her. Lisa says on any property, there’s some sort of spirit or ghost activity. She gives each of them a pendulum, and says, it can only answer yes or no questions.  

They go to a room that has toys in it, and Lisa thinks it’s a home for kids who have passed, and come back to play. Kary wants to sit on the floor, and Lisa tells her to roll the ball and see if they’ll play. Stephanie rolls the ball, and says she’d love to play, but nothing happens. Brandi says, they don’t want to play with the ball anymore, and it’s sad. The ball rolls back, and they freak out. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, you know what balls do? They roll. Unless they’re attached to a scrotum. They go back downstairs, and Kary asks if Lisa does readings. Lisa says she’d rather do that in private, and they go out on the porch. In Kary’s interview, she says she knows mediums are intuitive, and if Lisa is the real deal and can give her insight, why not take advantage of that? Lisa tells Kary that she had a rough start in life, but good things have happened over the years. Kary may have felt… Kary says, it’s not fair. Lisa says Kary made her way through, and is stronger. Kary asks about her husband, and Lisa says, it’s a good relationship. She sees nothing wrong. They hug. Most. Boring. Reading. Ever. And nothing I didn’t know, so I assume nothing Kary didn’t know either.

D’Andra asks the pendulum if she should have more tequila, and answers, yes. Kary comes back in, and LeeAnne asks if Lisa saw ghosts around her. Kary says Lisa told her that she had a rough start, but she’s been lucky. LeeAnne asks what was difficult about Kary’s childhood, and Kary says her parents were alcoholics. Her dad said he couldn’t live with her mom, but he was keeping Kary. Her mom had to kidnap her, and took her to Mexico, where she grew up. Since her mom was an alcoholic, she had to parent herself. LeeAnne asks how young she was when she started going to clubs, and Kary says, fourteen. LeeAnne says she was thirteen when she started having sex. Kary says she was nineteen, and LeeAnne says, people who have been sexually abused, use sex. I Kary’s interview, she says, LeeAnne thinks she’s the only one who had a tough life, and her childhood experiences are more important, but it’s not a competition. Wow. She got all that from one sentence? Kary thinks she could have made excuses, but chose to be positive and enjoy life. LeeAnne asks if that was directed at her, but Kary says, no. I say, yeah, right, and LeeAnne says people have said she uses her childhood as an excuse. Kary says, does she?

LeeAnne says she doesn’t think so, but it can be a catalyst for how she behaves. Kary says maybe people say that because she talks about it a lot. Brandi and D’Andra decide to check out the murder room. In Brandi’s interview, she says she’d rather hang out with a ghost, or the wall, than hear LeeAnne talk about this bullsh*t again. Kameron thinks it’s an explanation for some of LeeAnne’s actions. Kary says they all grew up a certain way, but that doesn’t excuse how they act. LeeAnne says how they live doesn’t have to be the same. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says comparing their childhoods is a joke. Kary needs to reserve her condescending judgement. Kary doesn’t think LeeAnne has gotten over it, and LeeAnne says she doesn’t think you ever do. Kary says, you have to forgive. When she did, she felt lucky to have what does now. There are screams from upstairs, and LeeAnne is 100% sure they’re scaring the sh*t out of each other. Kameron asks if they should get going, and LeeAnne says, she’s convinced nothing good happens after eleven.

D’Andra and Brandi come back downstairs, and D’Andra says they were trying to talk to the people in the rooms. She asks LeeAnne if she wants to go somewhere to talk, but LeeAnne says she’s fine with right there. Kameron looks like she wants to disappear. D’Andra says she sent LeeAnne a text because she was thinking about her. She doesn’t know what happened n Mexico; she thought they were fine. LeeAnne says he did too, but when she didn’t her from D’Andra, she thought maybe she said or did something. D’Andra says she knows weddings are crazy, and didn’t want to invade LeeAnne’s space. LeeAnne says she was trying to start a dialogue. In D’Andra’s interview, she says whatever LeeAnne wants from her, apparently she’s not giving it. LeeAnne is making it difficult to communicate, but maybe LeeAnne feels the same way about her. Kary says she told D’Andra about their talk, and thought she should send a text. She felt guilty about D’Andra not being at the bachelorette party. D’Andra wonders why invite Kary, who LeeAnne barely knows, and LeeAnne isn’t sure she did. Kary says Steve did, and reads his text and invite. LeeAnne says she didn’t give him Kary’s contact information, but thinks he knew she was on the list. In Kary’s interview, she says LeeAnne is trying to pretend she didn’t know Kary was invited, but she made up the list. Brandy asks if everyone is ready for night-night, because she’s used to talking to toddlers. She says, it’s been a spooktacular evening.

Next time, bunny Playboy Bun-Bun Redmond’s funeral, D’Andra thinks about taking out a loan, and Kameron suggests crashing Kary’s happy hour.

🐮 Doin’ It Big In Dallas…

Some snippets of LeeAnne’s wedding. Hint: it’s fabulous.

https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-dallas/home-design/leeanne-locken-rich-emberlin-wedding-decor-entertainment-details

✨ Another Star Goes To the Sky…

He was Cherry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/robert-forster-oscar-nominated-actor-in-jackie-brown-dies-at-78/2019/10/13/dde37bf8-edc3-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

At least Tarantino didn’t cut him out.

https://www.cbr.com/breaking-bad-el-camino-deleted-scene-robert-forster/

🎤 But Does He Love Cabaret…?

LuAnn rebounds in more ways than one.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/07/luann-de-lesseps-and-ex-rich-super-appear-to-be-back-together/

💡 A Thought…

Black is the new black.

🔮 It’s Not Halloween Without It…

A classic from a classic.

 

 

 

 

October 15, 2019 – Nina Forgives Valentin, Shannon Celebrates Fifty-Five & Silver Earworm

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason comes to the interrogation room, and asks if Sam is okay. Diane says, okay is a bit of a stretch. They’ve gotten bad news. Sam is being transferred to Pentenville tonight.

Jax walks into the hospital, carrying a bouquet of flowers. He sees Carly, and she asks what he’s doing there. He says he was bringing her the flowers, but he’s surprised to see her dressed. She says she’s being discharged, and he asks about Donna. She says Donna has to hang out there for a while, but she hopes not much longer. He’s glad things are going well with the both of them, and asks if she needs a ride. She says Sonny is picking her up, but she thinks he made a stop. She thinks she knows where.

There are flowers on Morgan’s grave, and Sonny says he sees Morgan had visitors today. It should give him comfort. So many loved Morgan and remember him, but right now, all he can think about is how wrong it is that Morgan is gone.

Trina, Cameron and Josslyn carve pumpkins in Sonny’s kitchen. Trina asks, why are they doing this again? Since it’s two weeks until Halloween. Cameron says the pumpkins will be rancid by then. Josslyn says Avery is over the moon excited about Halloween, and she wants to make it fun for her. Dev walks in, and Trina tells him to grab a knife. He asks what they’re dong, and Trina says, carving jack-o-lanterns. Josslyn says, for Halloween. Dev asks if Sonny is around. He wants to borrow a car. If Sonny isn’t there, he’ll just take it, and be back before Sonny is home. He knows Sonny’s other kids would do that. Josslyn says when her brother took the car when he wasn’t supposed to, it exploded with him in it.

At the hospital, Finn remarks that Alexis has a new trainer and a new outlook. She says, Alexis 2.0. He says he was a fan of the original, but happiness looks good on her. She suggests he try it, but he says he is happy. He just has it on a low simmer until Anna gets home. She asks how that’s going, and he says he has Roxie to talk to, but it gets frustrating, since he never knows where she stands on things. Alexis tells him to admit he’s miserable, and he does. She asks what he’s going to do about it.

At the MetroCourt bar, Peter tells Obrecht, no. He doesn’t think submitting her column from abroad will add an air of sophistication. Does her leaving have anything to do with Sasha’s identity scam?

Nina sees the suitcases, and asks if Valentin is running away. He’s not even going to try to explain? Valentin says he can explain, but he won’t try to defend it.

Finn tells Alexis that his misery has to do with Hayden. Alexis thought they had no issues, but Finn says there will always be an issue. That doesn’t mean he wants a life with her. She suggests Finn is high maintenance, but if the temptation issue isn’t the thing, what is the thing? He says he knows Hayden is lying to him.

Obrecht tells Peter, his insinuation isn’t worth a response. He says, if she knew nothing, why the sudden departure? She says, like with him, the masses will assume the worst, that she did a horrible thing to her niece, and she’ll be railroaded to Pentenville. Peter says, one would think it’s where she belonged all alone. One meaning him. She says the winds might change for him as well. Or have they already?

Jax asks how Carly is feeling, and she says, good. She just wishes she could get out of there. He says, and take Donna? She says, the thought of leaving her without her… He says if she took Donna, it would be what she wants, but not necessarily what’s best for the baby. Carly says, it would be selfish to take her now, and he says he’s known her to be selfish in other aspects, but not as a mother. She says she’d like to believe that, but they know the truth. He can say it. He has no idea what he’s supposed to say, and she tells him, if she hadn’t gone back to Sonny, there’s a good chance Morgan would still be alive.

Sonny says Morgan should be out living life, with his potential and gifts, and meeting his baby sister. She’s so cute. When he thinks of the loss and injustice, he gets angry, and the angrier he gets, it poisons everything. That wouldn’t honor Morgan, so he goes on with living life. For the most part, he succeeds, but he misses Morgan. He touches the headstone, and says he misses Morgan so much every day.

Cameron tells Josslyn, Dev didn’t mean it like that, but she doesn’t care. She says her brother died three years ago today. Now is not the best time to make jokes about Sonny’s car. She runs out of the room, and Dev asks if he should go after her. Trina says, definitely not.

Jason tells Sam, don’t make waves; just go through the motions. He knows she’s tough, and tells her to know he can do it. He’ll get her out as soon as possible. A guard comes in, and says they’re waiting to process Sam’s transfer. Sam says, let’s do this, and he takes her out. Diane says Jason just promised to get her out. Tell her how he’s going to do that. it’s not going to be easy.

Nina tells Valentin, start simple, but Valentin doesn’t think that exists. She asks where he’s going, and why. Valentin says he’s taking Charlotte home to Greece. He doesn’t want her being in the same town as Nina. If he loses her all over again, it’s his fault, but he’s not putting Charlotte through that. Nina says, what about Lulu? Won’t it hurt Charlotte not seeing her? Valentin says Charlotte and Lulu have a fine relationship, but Charlotte doesn’t love Lulu the way she does Nina. So he’s taking her home to Greece. He’s sure Lulu will lawyer up, and they’ll hash it out, but it’s important that he and Charlotte be together as far away as possible. Nina says she might not agree, but she understands why. Whether she feels good, bad, or indifferent about him, she can’t argue with how much he loves Charlotte. How could he put Charlotte aside, and have her love and believe she had a new sister based on a lie? Valentin says Nina knows why, but she says she needs to hear him say it. He says it was the only way he could get her back.

Carly tells Jax, sorry. Today is the anniversary of Morgan’s death. He says he knows. He and Josslyn put flowers on Morgan’s grave. She thanks him, and he says, they’re just flowers. Carly says he was Morgan’s stepfather, and made sure Morgan had a happy childhood. There was so much love, and tons of laughter. Jax says he loved being a family. Watching her be a mother made him want a child. Carly says, enter Joss. He’s glad Josslyn is theirs and Carly is her mother. They made Josslyn. Carly says she’s glad too. He says, what happened with Morgan was the result of a lot of choices, not just hers. She knows, and he says, does she? She says she’s trying. He says she loved Morgan the best way she could, and gave him what she could. She she cries a little, and thanks him. He asks if she’s sure he can’t give her a ride, but she says there’s somewhere she has to go, and she has to do it alone.

Dev says he’s seen pictures, and people have mentioned Morgan, but he didn’t know about Josslyn’s brother. Trina says, he was kind of wild, but super nice. Cameron says, he was awesome with his sisters. Trina says, Josslyn doesn’t talk about him often, but it’s obvious she loved him. Dev says, she must miss him, and Cameron says he can’t believe he forgot what day it was. Trina says they both did.

Peter tells Obrecht, throwing his past in his face isn’t likely to keep her paycheck coming. She asks if it’s really in the past, and says, it better be, for Maxie’s sake, calling him Henrik. She says she’ll be across the world, but she’ll be watching him. He asks if that’s supposed to scare him, and she says, it should. If he even once considers letting Maxie see who he really is, she won’t just expose him. She’ll make sure he loses everything.

Valentin tells Nina, once she learned he gave Peter to Faison, she said using a child for revenge crossed the line. She made it very clear, and he felt awful. He’d regretted it the moment he did it. That’s why he entered Faison’s world, so he could watch Peter. He hated it. He’s not trying to diminish what he did, but when she left, it was like she was reliving the pain of losing her own child. He was now the focus of her personal anger. He’s a fixer. He solves problems, and it was a problem he could solve. He could see there was a seven month window between her going into a coma and going to the hospital. He pushed Madeline, and she admitted Nina had a baby girl that was given up for adoption. She asks why he didn’t tell her truth. Then they could have looked together. All of this would have been so different.

Diane tells Jason, up until now, she thought this was nonsense. A couple of Dawnies blaming Sam for the death of their idol. He says, now it’s a different story, and she says, Sam has a list of priors a mile long, some of them Federal crimes. He says, there’s no evidence, and she says, of prior intent, not really, but Shiloh was shot in the back and fell overboard. Sam’s prints are all over the flare gun, and there’s only their word that Jason was in imminent danger and Shiloh wasn’t pushed. He says, that’s not what happened, and she says she knows that, but he’s also a suspect in multiple Federal crimes. He pleaded nolo contrendere, and it’s on record. He agreed to a conviction. He says that was only to get into prison so he could protect Michael, but she asks if he thinks they care. In the eyes of the law, he’s guilty. He says, so she’s telling that the Feds are going after Sam because of him?

Carly arrives at the cemetery, and says she thought she’d find Sonny there. He says, sorry. He knows he was supposed to pick her up, but lost track of time. Carly asks if she told Morgan about his baby sister, and he says he was getting to that. He was telling Morgan how much he misses him. She says, her too.

Jax meets Hayden at the MetroCourt, and apologizes for being late. She says she was catching up on the news. Was Nina’s wedding as horrible as it sounded? He says he wouldn’t know. When he got there, the bride was fleeing the church. Hayden says, yikes. She wonders if Valentin could be thrown in jail before he can leave. He could decide to grab Charlotte and the Cassadine fortune, and disappear. Jax says, or he could be so distracted, he won’t see them coming. She likes his scenario better, and he suggests they focus on the task at hand right now. She says, it’s of the utmost urgency, and he guesses the reason is Finn.

Alexis says, Hayden talks to her dog on the phone? Finn says the dog is named Honeybun, but Alexis thinks that’s kind of saccharin sweet for Hayden. He says, then there was the whole thing with Aiden. She asks if he means Elizabeth’s son, and he says he saw Hayden with a finger painting. She told him that Aiden made it, but when he mentioned it, Aiden didn’t know what he was talking. She says he thinks Hayden is lying about a dog and a finger painting? He doesn’t know, but in some twisted way, he wants her to be lying. Maybe he’s looking for subterfuge where there isn’t any. She asks why, and he says, it’s just a feeling, but maybe Hayden has been lying to him all along, and now that she’s back, brought the truth. Alexis says she’s trying, but she’s not following him. He says, what if Hayden never miscarried? What if she had the baby?

Valentin tells Nina that she has no idea how many times he’s asked himself that question. Why didn’t he come to her with the information. All he can say is, she was so angry, and obviously Madeline was manipulating him to get to her. He needed to be certain, so he exhausted every avenue to find her child, but hit a dead end. His grand plan to win her back was a failure. Maybe he should have left it there. Nina asks what he means. What did he do?

Finn says it’s probably crazy thinking like that, but Alexis says, not necessarily. It wouldn’t be the first time a child was kept from a parent. He wonders how Hayden could do that, knowing how much he loved her. He had to learn the hard way that lying is sometimes how Hayden deals with things. Alexis says, has he thought of asking her? He wonders if he should just call and ask how come she had their have child and didn’t tell him, and Alexis says, not those words. He says he’ll sound crazy or paranoid, like he’s hanging on to something they used to have, and that’s not him. It took a long time for him to move on. Alexis knows he has, but what if he’s right? Then what?

Hayden tells Jax that Finn heard her calling their daughter honeybun, so she had to make up a story. She shows him a picture on her phone, and asks if it looks real. He can’t believe she’s using her time to doctor a photo with an image of a dog. She says, it’s not that hard, and he says, apparently lying isn’t either.

Peter says Obrecht can’t stand him. Why would she want him with Maxie? She says if she had her way, he’d stay as far from Maxie as possible, but it’s about what Maxie wants. Maxie loves him, and he makes her happy. Maxie has lost enough. That’s something  she’s learned; bad people can make good people happy, as long as they keep their façade in place. If he can do that, she has no problem. He thanks her for not interfering, and she says it’s a gift to her late son. Above all, Nathan would want Maxie’s happiness, so happiness she shall have.

Jason asks what Diane’s plan is. She says their best option is to try the facts. It was self-defense on Sam’s part, and the prosecution doesn’t have much to go on. The word of a convicted felon. Shiloh isn’t going to help their case being leader of a cult nightmare. He murdered Douglas Miller, and kidnapped Sam. Jason asks what about the recording and the nurse? She says, pure hearsay, and while they can’t prove the tape was doctored, the state can’t prove it wasn’t. She’s going not petition the judge, tell him that Sam is in jeopardy in Pentenville, and she should be remanded to the county lockup pending her trial. He asks how long it will take, and she tells him she’ll work some magic, but it’s not going to happen tonight.

Carly tells Sonny, October is a big month; Morgan was born and died. Sonny says, and Morgan loved Halloween. Carly says, he was the last of the kids to stop trick-or-treating. Sonny says, he loved the candy, but she says, he loved the experience. He says, Morgan was like that about a lot of things, and she says, he sure was. Sonny says, next year, Donna will be old enough, and Carly thinks she’d make the cutest pumpkin. She won’t be old enough to understand, but when she is, they’ll tell her all about Morgan.

Josslyn comes back to the kitchen, and says she’s sorry. Dev says he’s sorry he upset her, and she says he stormed out like a toddler in a tantrum. It was unfair. He asks if she’s okay, and she says, no. She misses her brother, and she misses Oscar, but she doesn’t want to be that person who takes out her pain on her friends. They’re awesome, and she’s lucky to have them. Is she forgiven? Trina says, there’s nothing to forgive, but they are awesome. Dev asks if Trina has always been like this. Cameron and Josslyn say, yeah.

Valentin tells Nina that he got drunk. He drank a lot, but couldn’t drink it away. He couldn’t get it out of his head. He checked the evidence, over and over again, in his head. He was prepared to tell her, and went to her once, but he didn’t go through with it. She asks him, why? and he says he could never fail her. He’d be failing them. So he turned to Curtis, who found the lawyer who facilitated Madeline’s adoption. He came back with a name – Sasha Gilmore, her daughter. Or so he thought. Here’s my thought. Did anyone ever actually look at a real DNA test for Sasha? I keep thinking/hoping that she really is Nina’s daughter.

Valentin says he didn’t realize he’d given the lawyer a perfect opening; a trail of breadcrumbs to Sasha. At the time, he thought she was the answer to his prayers. When he met her, nothing seemed wrong or off, but he never met the lawyer. He doesn’t know how he manipulated Sasha to do what she did. He believes the lawyer’s intent was malicious, but he doesn’t believe Sasha’s was. She was a good person, maybe down on her luck, following the opportunity presented to her by a bad person. He’s so sorry. Nina asks, why? He didn’t do anything wrong. He says he had a million chances to stop it, and he didn’t. He’ll never forgive himself for that. Nina’s heart is broken, but he can protect Charlotte from this. There’s nothing to undo what he’s done to her, and he’ll always regret that. All he ever wanted to do was love her. He cries, and tries to take her hand. He says, always, and picks up a suitcase. Nina says, about his part in this? She believes him.

Alexis tells Finn, it would change a lot of things. His world will be upside down. She asks what she can do to help, and he says nothing beyond what she’s doing; being a friend. She thinks he should talk to Anna. For something significant like this, she should come back to help. He says, she’s on a mission, and it’s important. She says, he’s important, and if it’s possible he’s a father, he needs to find out.

Hayden tells Jax, it’s none his business what she does. He tells her lie if she wants, but as a father, he thinks what she’s doing, hiding Finn’s child from him, is not okay. She says Finn is none the wiser, and he says she’s already robbed him of years with his child, and she’s robbing herself too. Doesn’t she miss her daughter? She says, of course (🍷), and he says those are years she won’t get back, and neither will Finn because of her choices.

Diane tells Jason to breathe. Jason says, Sam is going to prison because of him. She says, that might be the motive, but the Feds are doing this because of what Sam has done. He’s not solely responsible. When he and Sonny chose a life outside of the law, they knew it could come back to bite them. Sam made the same choice. He asks if she’s saying Sam deserves it, and she says, no, but she can only help if they understand the reality that their up against. He says there’s no one better than her, and he needs her to be the best she’s ever been – for Sam. She says she will be. Sam is walked back in, and Diane says she’ll give them privacy.

Sam says, it’s really bad, isn’t it? and Jason says, it’s pretty bad. There are still some good options, but they have to stop thinking that there’s a quick fix and it will be over soon. It could take a while. She says she can handle it. She knows he can too, but what about the kids? He holds her. I’m seriously confused. Why is no one acting like their normal pragmatic selves? And why isn’t he saying anything about Henderson being the guy that stabbed Andre? I would think that would make Henderson a lot less credible. It’s annoying the hell out of me.

Valentin says, Nina believes  him? and she says, yes. He says, good; he’s glad. He starts to leave, and she tells him, hold on. She gets it. She hates how it ended, but she was on the verge of being the happiest she’s ever been in her life. He screwed up, but he was lied to as much as she was. It’s on Sasha and the lawyer, and probably her mother. It’s their fault, not his. He asks what she’s saying, and she says, the only thing that makes finding out Sasha isn’t really her daughter worse is if she lost him and Charlotte. So she forgives him. He asks if she’s sure, and she says, don’t go to Greece. Please. She loves him too. He drops his bag, and kisses her.

Finn calls Anna. He says he knows they talked this morning, but he needs to see her in person. He hates to ask, but he needs her to come home.

Jax tells Hayden, it’s not a profit and loss column; it’s real life. She’s making decisions for two people who are in the dark. She says Finn doesn’t know what he’s missing, but Jax says, he’s a smart guy. Doesn’t she think he’ll figure it out? She says she does. That’s why they need to wrap this up before it happens.

Peter asks if Obrecht is really going to leave without talking to Maxie. She says, it will be easier this way. Her phone rings. It’s Valentin, who says, forget leaving town, and she says why would she do that. He says, Nina believes Sasha acted alone. They’re in the clear for now. She says, excellent to hear, and thanks him. Peter says, good news? and she says, only the very best.

Josslyn tells Carly, welcome home. Sonny says, they’re carving already? and Josslyn says, Avery is excited. She’ll carve a new one for Halloween. Avery loves the holiday, like Morgan did. Carly says they were talking about that, and Sonny thanks her for putting the flowers on Morgan’s grave. Josslyn says she’s been missing him a lot today. Carly says they all are. Morgan would be happy. Not just because of the holiday and his baby sister, but that they’re happy, and all still together.

Jason tells Sam, it will be okay. Danny and Scout are at the Quartermaine’s. He’ll see them, and find a way to explain. The guard says, it’s time, and she asks Jason to tell them she loves them. Make sure they know, and tell them she’s not scared. Jason repeats, it will be okay. She says she loves him, and he says he loves her too. The guard takes her, and Jason and Diane look sad.

Tomorrow, Alexis says there she is, Nina wonders why Valentin wouldn’t want to see Sasha punished, and Nelle tells Michael it’s time he knew the truth.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Tamra tells Vicki, you can’t pull a train without penises. Vicki doesn’t think Kelly is going to find it funny. Tamara thinks Kelly is over it, but can yell at her if she wants. In Tamra’s interview, she thinks if they’re going on a train, they should make fun of it. We flash back to the endless train discussion. I decide I’d rather walk on broken glass than hear all this again. Tamra says it might be too soon, but thinks they should make fun. Vicki sees all the penis party favors, and says, it’s not a bachelorette party. Tamra says they’re pulling a train. If this was a drinking game, we’d be drunk already. She tells Vicki that Gina is pissed off at Emily. She set Gina up with a guy who had a girlfriend, and Gina is ex-ing her out. Emily’s been texting, but Gina isn’t responding. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Emily is a difficult person to understand. Why set Gina up with a guy who has a girlfriend when Gina’s husband had a girlfriend?

Meghan arrives at the meeting place for Shannon’s party. Emily is there already, and introduces herself. Meghan says she doesn’t know Emily, but feels like something is wrong. Emily says she has good intuition. In Emily’s interview, she says there’s been zero communication between her and Gina. It’s going to be awkward. The others trickle in. Shannon is excited to see Meghan. In her interview, she says she misses Meghan. That girl can drink cocktails. She can’t believe Meghan is the only one dressed up. Meghan is dressed like a conductor/dominatrix, so I’m not sure what’s going on with that. Megan tells them Jim is… somewhere. I tuned out for a moment because he’s a jerk and I don’t like him. Kelly joins them. In Kelly’s interview, she says she and Meghan have had a few rough patches – we flash back to that – but she doesn’t hold grudges. Vicki and Tamra are next to get there. Tamra asks if Shannon feels older. Braunwyn arrives with Gina, and says she knows how much Shannon likes a good theme. She gives Shannon a conductor’s hat. Tamra announces they can’t pull s train without sex toys, and takes out a vodka filled penis flask. The women all hold up a sign that says hot mess express, and take a picture. The real train to San Diego is ready to roll, and they do a shot. Vicki insists she has to not go backward. In Kelly’s interview, she says, the train rumor was absurd. She has to laugh and make it a joke. She’d be lucky if eight guys liked her at once. Kelly points out the traffic, and says they should be glad they’re not in it. There’s a lot of BJ talk, and in her interview, Braunwyn says she hates it. She hasn’t given one since ‘97, unless it’s for a nice handbag. Priorities.

Kelly says she has a little dilemma. Brian was supposed to call her after surgery, and when she called him, he was at a bar. He said he’d had a bad day. Kelly thinks it’s weird that he didn’t check in. She doesn’t expect him to call every minute, but it’s a boyfriend/girlfriend thing. She asks if she’s being weird. Vicki thinks checking in is part of a committed relationship. In her interview, Gina says, single Kelly is very different than committed Kelly. She tells him then Brian called her insecure. In her interview, she says he should be saying he’s sorry, he loves her, and knows how important it is to her, and if he thinks she’s insecure, make her feel secure. Tamra asks Gina how her train is. Shannon asks if Gina is rescheduling the date. Gina says she got stood up; it’s fine. Everyone gets quiet.

The actual conductor asks how going. In her interview, Shannon says, Del Mar is part of where fun Shannon was raised. She and a girlfriend used to down a bottle of Andre champagne and go to the parties. Vicki asks if they’re eating tonight, since everyone is already working on tomorrow’s hangover. Shannon says she wants a birthday kiss, and Vicki says Tamra will kiss her. They reach their first stop, the Poseidon restaurant, where they’re getting cocktails. Like they need more of them.

Kelly and Vicki sit next to each other, and Tamra can’t believe it. In Kelly’s interview, she tells us, Vicki has said the most atrocious things, but everything is copacetic. She’s not forgetting, but trying to forgive because she knows it’s the right thing to do. Tamra tells the waitress that they’re celebrating a birthday and need bubbles. Shannon blows a whistle. They order drinks and appetizers, and Vicki wonders what going on with Gina’s date. Gina wonders how Vicki knows about it. Kelly calls to Emily at the other end of the table, and in Emily’s interview, she says it’s obvious Gina has had conversations with other people that have to do with her. Kelly’s whole I-tell-it-like-it-is, I’m direct thing is bullsh*t. They toast, and Shannon says if she sees someone handsome that she thinks is for her or Gina, she’ll blow the whistle. She looks around, and says, no one is whistle worthy. Vicki pumps Gina for more information, and the non-date is discussed. Tired of hearing it, Emily goes to the bathroom. Meghan follows her. In the bathroom, Emily tells Meghan that she knew Gina would run her mouth. She’s been texting for two days, and there’s been no response, but Gina will tell everyone else. She doesn’t even know why Gina is mad. At the table, Gina says, you should know enough about someone before setting them up. Emily tells Meghan that Gina acts like she murdered someone. She set them up, but they never went out. Braunwyn comes in, and asks Emily to come back, but Emily doesn’t want to. Braunwyn tells Gina that Emily is upset about the situation. Shannon suggests everyone stay out of bathroom. Braunwyn thinks Gina should just talk to Emily. Gina gets up, and says, her worst nightmare. Emily tells Meghan that she tried to do something nice, but it didn’t work out. No harm, no harm foul. It’s not like Gina was emotionally invested and then found out. Gina blows in, and says Emily just met Meghan. She’d never bring a stranger into her business. Emily says Gina didn’t want to talk to her. In Gina’s interview, she says, who TF is Meghan? She and Emily just met, and Emily is going to spill her guts to Meghan in the bathroom? Emily says she called three days in a row, and Gina says she was pissed at Emily. Emily says she’s pissed. She walks out, and says she wants to get a car and go home. In the bathroom, Gina tells Meghan that she can only be a friend as much as she can. She’s allowed to be offended. Emily thinks Gina is abandoning her because she has abandonment issues. Now who’s spilling their guts? Emily sits outside.

Ugh. It’s getting to the point where the NYC and Dallas Wives are the only ones I can tolerate. Maybe it’s time to retire this franchise. Where are the Melbourne Wives when I need them? At least the country was interesting.

Gina goes outside, and tells Emily that she’s allowed to be mad. Back at the table, Kelly says she’s going to the ladies room. Shannon tells her to get them out of the bathroom. This is ridiculous. She blows her whistle. In Kelly’s interview, she says, nothing good comes out of bathroom. Ask Shannon. We flash back to the scene at The Quiet Woman. Kelly finds Emily, and says she thought they were having a meeting in the ladies room. Emily tells her, be careful. She wants to fight someone. Gina should pick up the phone and tell her if she’s mad. Don’t tell everyone else. Kelly gets Gina, and tells her to talk to Emily. Gina tells Emily she was hurt, and Emily says, then pick up the phone. Gina says she wasn’t ready. Inside, Shannon wonders what to do to get the party started. Gina asks Emily what she thought would happen if she set Gina up with someone who had a girlfriend. Emily says she’s never met a girlfriend; what’s her name? Gina says she doesn’t know, and Emily says she doesn’t either. Shannon wants to go, saying, it’s her party. Gina tells Emily, this is what Shane wanted, but Emily says Shane didn’t know the cousin that well. Gina says, why set her up then? In Emily’s interview, she says Shane didn’t grow up with his cousin, and just got to know him recently. He and Gina met at a party a while back, and hit it off, so she thought it would be fun if they all went out. Every time Emily saw the cousin, he was by himself. She tells Gina that she’d never do anything on purpose to hurt her. Gina says Emily should know her better, and Emily guesses she doesn’t know Gina. Gina says if Emily doesn’t know her, don’t set her up on a date with someone who has a girlfriend. This is bullsh*t. She’s done.

Gina tells Shannon that Emily doesn’t know her, and apparently, she’s a terrible person. Shannon says there’s always a problem with Emily, and Gina says, she’s probably sitting in front of the restaurant, screaming at people coming in. Meghan feels badly, and Gina says she feels terrible. Outside, Tamra tells Emily that she thinks Gina built up resentment against her, and Emily says Gina gets pissed over petty bullsh*t, and she doesn’t have time for it. Tamra tells her, then stand up for herself. Go back in with her head held high. In Emily’s interview, she says she doesn’t know what happened with their friendship. Maybe they weren’t meant to be friends. Gina tells Shannon, she’s sorry this happened on her birthday. Emily comes back and sits down. Braunwyn says, her daughter Rowan is having a fashion show for OC fashion week, and she’d like them to come. We flash back to Braunwyn explaining to Shannon that Rowan has OCD bad. Shannon says her daughter Adeline is modeling in it. We see a clip of Shannon encouraging her girls to have a sport, and Adeline saying, modeling is her sport. Shannon can’t wait. Braunwyn says she’d love it if any of them who are free could be there. Shannon wants to move on to a little spot in Del Mar, and says, let the train continue. Gina takes selfies in the taxi with Tamra.

At Sbicca, Shannon warns the staff that their table might be loud. Tamra yells if there are any single guys. Shannon tells the waiter they need shots. They need to get this party started. Shannon says she just wants a kiss on her birthday. In Kelly’s interview, she says, Shannon is full of sh*t. She went to Brian’s office and got the O shot. Shannon says she doesn’t have a vagina obsession like Tamra does. They take another shot, and Shannon says, fifty-five is going to rock. Kelly says, AARP, and they all laugh. They order food, and Tamra asks again if there are any single guys. In her interview, Tamra says Shannon told her specifically that she wanted to meet a guy on her birthday. They call her the expediter. Having no luck in the restaurant, Tamra goes into the kitchen, and says, Shannon is looking to get laid. She comes back to the table, and says, everybody is married. I’m guessing if they’re not, they’re still saying they are. Tamra tells Braunwyn that they’re going to make out, and licks Gina’s face. Shannon tells Vicki what happened in the kitchen. Braunwyn says, no guys are attractive anymore. Gina looks uncomfortable sitting in between Braunwyn and Tamra. In Gina’s interview, she says she feels like she just met Braunwyn, and it’s like, hi, how are you doing? I have threesomes with my husband. Braunwyn and Tamra fist bump, and Shannon blows her whistle. Gina does the same. Emily tells Gina that she loves her. She swears on her children’s lives that she’d never put Gina in a situation that would hurt or embarrass her. Gina says she believes it. Braunwyn sits on Tamra’s lap. Vicki tells them, stop it. Emily tells Gina, when Gina doesn’t talk to her, it hurts. Tamra and Shannon kiss, and Shannon says, no tongue. In Shannon’s interview, she says she’ll kiss a girl dry, but if any moisture comes in, she’s out. Kelly says if they buy her something, she’ll be sexual. Emily explains that Shane didn’t grow up with his cousin because of some falling out in the family. He only just recently started talking to him. Gina says she gets it. Braunwyn announces that she likes women’s lips, and kisses Tamra. Shannon screams. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says, Eddie is a lucky man. In Vicki’s interview, she says she doesn’t know why this is happening. She knows girls kiss girls, but they’re not lesbians, so how are they doing this, and why are they enjoying it? Are they cheating? They get a thumbs up from one of the other patrons. Braunwyn and Tamra keep kissing. Emily tells Gina that she loves her, and it breaks her heart. Gina knows that Emily would never do anything intentionally to hurt her. They hug. In Gina’s interview, she says she knows Emily cares about her and loves her. It’s a character flaw, and makes it difficult. If you have something and damage it, if it doesn’t heal correctly, it’s vulnerable. Vicki says, everyone, go back to your own chairs. In Kelly’s interview, she says she’s been around Vicki long enough to know the chick can be a two-bit hooker. Now she has a cop in her life, and she’s holier than thou? Shannon says she doesn’t want any snatch. Vicki asks if Tamra and Braunwyn are done, but Tamra says they’re just getting started. Tamra sits back down, and almost misses the chair.

The food comes, and Braunwyn tells the waiter that she and Tamra are dating. In Tamra’s interview, she says she married a younger guy for a reason. Nothing is wrong with a threesome once in a while. Tamra asks, what a-hole got fried chicken? and Shannon says Tamra’s girlfriend. Tamra says she thought of Braunwyn when she and Eddie had sex. Braunwyn says that’s her thing when she closes her eyes. She imagines another girl is there. Shannon asks what the other girl is doing, and Braunwyn says, reading Shakespeare. Tamra falls off her chair, and Kelly starts filming. Vicki tries to help Tamra up, and also ends up on the floor. Shannon tells them to get up; they’re making fools of themselves. At this point, pretty much everyone in the restaurant is noticing. Some are laughing, and some, not so much. Gina blows her whistle. Emily says, happy birthday, Shannon. In Gina’s interview, she says when she’s fifty-five, she won’t be rolling on the floor in a restaurant. Mark her words. Except it isn’t Shannon rolling around, so that makes no sense. Does she not know their names? TBH, I think Gina is a little stupid, and is actually the one with the character flaw. She’s known Emily how long, and immediately thought Emily set her up with a dude that had a girlfriend on purpose? Then like a big baby, she refuses to talk. I would never say no wonder she had relationship problems,  but I just did. Tamra and Vicki manage to get back in their chairs, and there’s applause. The birthday cake comes, and everyone sings the usual. Shannon tells the women that birthdays aren’t a good day for her, and she didn’t want to celebrate, but Tamra insisted. Now, her stomach hurts from laughing so much. She’s grateful, and appreciates them. They applaud, and in Tamra’s interview, she says she loves Shannon. They’ve had their ups and downs, and it’s nice to finally see her in a place where she’s happy. Shannon says she’s going next door where the single people are. Tamra says, lead the train. On the way over, Braunwyn says she had no idea that her laughter was annoying.

They head to Jimmy O’s next door, and immediately hit the dance floor. Kelly offers a guy $200 to pick up Shannon. In her interview, she says, aren’t they there to find Shannon a dude? One of the bouncers says, the white dress girl is fine, meaning Kelly. Vicki says Braunwyn bugs the sh*t out of her. In Vicki’s interview, she says, Braunwyn always has to be the center of attention, and it’s annoying. She’s tired of watching it. She tells Shannon that she’s going home. Braunwyn is dancing like a twelve-year-old. Kelly dirty dances with the bouncer, who throws her over his shoulder. Gina encourages a guy to introduce himself to Shannon, and he tells Shannon that his name is Marcos. He grabs her, and they’re sort of dancing. Shannon says he’s a little forward, and Tamra tells him, it’s Shannon’s birthday. He says he heard, and kisses her, but it looks like a soap opera kiss where their mouths aren’t really meeting. In Shannon’s interview, she says, wow, but I’m thinking this looks like it was set up. Braunwyn finds Tamra hot, and is all over her. In Emily’s interview, she says she feels like she’s in Amsterdam. Are animals next? Is there a donkey somewhere? In Kelly’s interview, she finds it bizarre that she’s the one with the rumors. Look at them. Emily says, time to go home, and Braunwyn says she’s so drunk.

At Kelly’s, Brian looks at a ginormous blinged-out bottle opener, and calls it the Liberace of bottle openers. He wonders if you could cut off someone’s head with it. They sit with some wine, and he asks about the party. He says she sent some video of girls rolling around on the floor. He says when she came back, she seemed pissed off. He didn’t appreciate how him not calling affected her. All did not was, not call right away after work. She says, it was six hours. He checks out, and she doesn’t like it. That’s what having a girlfriend is about. Brian says sometimes the clinic can be overwhelming, and in those moments, he needs down time. Kelly says he doesn’t have to be a jerk about it, and he says he tries not to be. It was a tough day, and he wasn’t sure she wanted to keep trying. She says, when you introduce the kids, you can’t just break up. He says he didn’t appreciate her telling him that he didn’t know how to parent after she bought his son a PlayStation 4. He would have preferred she ask him first. It’s a big gift, and he wants his son to appreciate how thoughtful it is. She hadn’t told him Jolie went to camp on a private jet. She says a lot of her friends have private jets. In her interview, she says, Brian isn’t forking over the cash. If she wants to give her daughter a camp experience in London that she feels is educational, that’s her business. She asks if he thinks Jolie is spoiled, and he says he hasn’t spent enough time with her to know. Kelly says she has one child, and has the means to give Jolie opportunities she didn’t have. Brian says Kelly has to teach her to appreciate (his favorite word) those opportunities. That’s the key. In Kelly’s interview, she says she likes spoiling Jolie, but she’s also teaching her compassion. We see a clip of Kelly and Jolie working at the soup kitchen, and Jolie saying they’re blessed to lead the lives they do. Brian says their relationship has had hiccups that weren’t comfortable. Maybe it would have been easier if they’d been friends, but they’ve worked through it. He never had somebody who wanted to hear from him so much. He appreciates (what did I say?) the love she gives him. He can’t promise it won’t happen again, but he’ll be aware, and try to call and tell her. She says she was dancing with a bouncer, and he asks if she used her best moves. She says she did, and he asks if she gave him her phone number. She says, no, and he says, good girl. She says he looks at boobs all day. Does he ever think of motorboating them? He says, no; he doesn’t.

Next time, Rowan’s fashion show, Tamra says Ryan is treading water, Dr. Deb gets disrespected, and Braunwyn has a tirade on the way home.

👂 A Halloween Earworm…

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October 12, 2019 – Sasha Lies About Her Lies, a Little Bit of Soap, RIP Julia, Goodbye Grand, Paul Does It Again, No To Mila, NeNe On Blast, No Shame, a Joke, Quotes On Life & NYC Noise

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Alexis brings Sonny a gift for the baby, a sippy cup that says Corinthos Coffee. He tells her Carly will love it. She asks how Carly and Donna are doing, and he says, great. They’re just waiting to get the all clear to bring Donna home. Alexis gets a text from Julian that he needs to see her asap. It’s about her client. She says, that’s great news; it should take the edge off. Sonny says, the edge off what?

At Charlie’s, Brad gives Julian a new welcome mat, saying it’s more of a welcome back mat, since he’s not leaving. A fresh start. Brad says now that he’s not leaving, Julian will be able to be around Lucas and Wiley all the time. Julian says, there is that. Brad says since he’ll be there, Julian can help out when problems arise. Julian asks what problem has arisen. Obrecht again? Brad says, no. Nelle.

At Crimson, Sasha packs up her stuff. Michael asks if she’s got everything. She nods, saying, it’s just a few odds and ends; her notepads with her name on them. Nina was so great to her. Caring for her as a real daughter, bringing her into Crimson to start a career. Now her life is as random as what’s in the box. Michael tells her she’s strong and she’ll get her footing again. She says, just without Nina. She looks at a picture of the two of them.

Valentin tells Nina that he was worried. She asks if Charlotte is there, and he says, she’s with Lulu. Nina says, good. She’s just there to pick up a few things to tide her over, and she’ll be on her way. He asks where she’s going, and she says, anywhere but here. It’s none of his business anymore, where she goes or with whom. He says, the hell it isn’t.

Sasha asks Michael if he thinks she should leave a note, and he says it’s her call. She guesses not. Nina would just tear up anything that she left. She can’t stand how much she hurt Nina, but Nina isn’t ready to hear anything she has to say. Lucy blows in, and says Sasha is just the person she’s looking for. Sasha says she’s on her way out, but Lucy says, no. She made Sasha a once in a lifetime offer, and she keeps saying she wants to think about it. Michael says they have to go, but Lucy says they can, as soon as Sasha answers her question. Is she going to be the new face of Deception or not? Sasha says she’s way ahead of Lucy.

Valentin tells Nina, whatever happens, he’s still the man who loves her. He’s still the man who would lay down his life for her. She says, the man who would manufacture a daughter for her? He understands why she’s angry. Yesterday was a tumultuous ride for both of them. She says, it wasn’t a ride; it was a betrayal of everything she believed in. He says Sasha’s lies were reprehensible, but they were Sasha’s lies. She asks if he thinks she believes he wasn’t involved. He asks her to consider the source. Lulu had been drinking, and overheard a conversation in a public restroom. She heard what she wanted to hear. Nina says she doesn’t trust Lulu, but she doesn’t trust him either anymore. They were estranged, about to be divorced, and he had a conversation with her now dead mother about her child, who survived and was adopted. Miracle on top of miracle, he found that child. She was so stupid, she took Sasha in, and brought him back into her life. Sasha isn’t her child. Sasha is a con woman, and he’s telling her that Sasha not only betrayed her, but the great Valentin Cassadine. He says she’s right. He went looking for her daughter to get her back.

Dev asks Josslyn, what’s this? She says it’s the homework he missed. It’s better to try and keep up than get hit with a bunch of makeup homework later. He says, it’s not fair. He’s not allowed off the grounds, and now he has homework. All because she ratted him out to her father.

Alexis shows Sonny the text, and he says, that’s a lot of exclamation marks. She says, Julian does have a flair for the dramatic. Sonny asks why he’s not leaving, and she says he’s had a change of plans. Sonny says, Olivia is furious. She’s thinking of suing Julian, and he hopes she cleans him out.

Brad says he wants Julian to help protect Wiley and Lucas. Julian asks if it’s like the Obrecht situation. Does Brad want him to knock off Nelle? Brad says, Nelle is the last wildcard, and he needs help to contain her. Julian says, it’s too much. It’s Brad’s mess; he needs to clean it up. Brad says, what if he can’t, and Nelle spills everything? He and Julian have been seen together. Sonny will do the math, and put together that Julian was in it. And he’s not the only one. How does Julian think Lucas will feel when he finds out his father was a part of it? Julian asks if Brad is threatening him, and Brad says he’s making sure Julian knows where he stands. Julian grabs Brad by the throat, and says he wants to make sure Brad knows where he stands. He doesn’t take kindly to threats. Ava comes in, and says she doesn’t think Lucas would take kindly to Julian strangling his husband.

Josslyn tells Dev that she couldn’t keep lying to her dad, but her dad won’t sell him out. He wouldn’t do anything to hurt Dev because it would hurt her. Dev asks how it would hurt her if he got sent away? She says she’d feel responsible, so she’s doing what she can to fix it. She starts to type a text, and Dev asks what she’s doing. She says, fixing it.

Alexis tells Sonny that Julian seems committed to staying on the right path. She hasn’t seen any backsliding. Has he heard anything? Sonny says, not yet. She says, since Julian isn’t going anywhere, she thinks it would behoove them to continue to cultivate the current détente. He says she has more faith in Julian than he does.

Ava asks Julian if this is the afternoon floorshow, or do they require a referee? Julian says, the show’s over. Right? He tells Brad, give his best to Lucas and Wiley, and shoves him toward the door. Brad jets, and Ava asks if he’d like to tell her what that was all about. He says, it’s a family matter. Brad asked him to intervene, and he told Brad that he didn’t take sides. She says, so he was driving the point home by choking him? and Julian says, sometimes you need to be blunt, especially with people who won’t take no for an answer. She must know people like that. She says, a few, and tells him to pour her a drink and tell her about Nina’s wedding. She can’t believe he was invited. He says he gave Nina her start at Crimson. Ava says he hired her hoping she’d drive the magazine into the ground, so he could write it off as a loss. He thinks maybe Nina wanted to rub her success in his face, but he didn’t go. She was hoping for some juicy details, and wonders if Nina tripped going down the aisle toward her groom of doom. He says he heard Nina’s eyes were opened before they said their vows. He went to the reception to drop off a gift, and it was a ghost town, except for a few people taking advantage of the open bar. Apparently, Nina stormed out of her own wedding.

Sasha tells Lucy that she’s sorry, but has to pass. Lucy says, funny, and good. A good spokesperson should have sense of humor. Michael says Sasha is serious, and Lucy says, that’s insane. Sasha knows it’s an incredible opportunity, and Lucy says, piffle. She didn’t even begin to negotiate yet, and it’s more than incredible. She wants to give Sasha a stake in the company; she’ll have her own voice. Sasha says she might want to rethink that in the light of recent developments. She no longer comes with a Crimson connection. She no longer has a relationship with Nina. The truth is, she never did. She’s not Nina’s daughter. It was all a hoax, and came out at the wedding. Michael is surprised it hasn’t hit the tabloids yet. Sasha says Lucy doesn’t want her affiliated with her company. She’ll be notorious. Lucy says, notorious is kind of great. Notorious sells. She says, they’ll make bajullions, and hugs Sasha.

Jax’s phone signals that he has a text, but he doesn’t check it. Nina says, so Valentin admits it. He says he admits he wanted to find her daughter, and it got the ball rolling, but Sasha’s actions were her own. Nina says they’re done, but he grabs her arm. Jax tells him, let her go, and Valentin tells Jax, get out of his house. Obrecht comes in, and says Nina is all right. She acknowledges Jax, but Valentin says, Jax was just leaving. Jax says he’s not going unless Nina wants him to, but Nina says she can take care of herself, and it sounds like someone wants to get ahold of him. Jax looks at the text from Josslyn. It says, waiting on u; plz help Dev. He tells Nina that he’s just a phone call away. He leaves, and Obrecht says, bagel? Nina says she has no appetite. Valentin tells her, leaving him solves nothing. Nina says, maybe, but it’s a good way to start. She says, it’s over; they’re through, and goes to pack her things.

Ava tells Julian that she knew Sasha was too to be good true. Does he think Valentin paid Sasha to be Nina’s daughter? He says, of course () Valentin denied any involvement, and she says, of course (🍷). Obviously, Nina doesn’t believe him, or she wouldn’t have left him at the altar. He says she’s enjoying this because it’s Nina, but Ava says, a year ago, she may have felt differently. Now that her life was destroyed by an obsessive man’s lies, she can’t celebrate that kind of pain anymore. Not even Nina’s. He tells her, feel that? That itchy, stretchy feeling? It’s called growth. He’s proud of her. Ava asks him to give her his best bottle of scotch and two glasses. He says, scotch? and she says, it’s more portable than vodka martinis, and vanquishes demons just the same. He says, at least she and Nina are free. Nina is done with Valentin, and she’s done with Ryan. Ava says, it’s not always easy to make a clean break. He’s living proof. If Kim hadn’t come along, he’d still be pursuing Alexis. Maybe he would have even worn her down. He says, doubtful, and she says, guess who just walked in? Alexis smiles at him.

Neil says his vitals aren’t bad. Panic attacks aren’t uncommon. Has he had prior experience with therapy? It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s treatable, but first, they have to get down to the root of the problem. We see Brad sitting on the couch, and he says, that’s easy. It’s his father-in-law, and his son’s mother… and his son’s father.

Sasha tells Lucy that she’s hurt Nina enough already. She’s not using publicity from the scandal for her own end. Lucy is sure Nina would understand. Michael says he’s not. Lucy says Crimson’s revenues soared when Nina put Ava on the cover. Nina did that, so don’t act like it’s not a moral thing to capitalize on a good thing when you see it. Sasha says she’s not capitalizing on anything. She can’t do it. Not to herself or Nina. She loves Nina, and hates how much pain she caused. Lucy asks if Sasha believes she’s the first person to be embroiled in a scandal. Lots of people go through it. The public loves when the guilty are redeemed. Sasha says, there’s no redemption here, and Lucy says, yet. Does Sasha think punishing herself will make up for everything she did to Nina? Sasha says, no, but not making a media spectacle is a start. Lucy asks if Sasha really wants to make amends to all the people she’s wronged, and Sasha says, of course (🍷). Lucy asks how she’s going to support herself while she’s doing it. Does she have a new job? She looks at Michael. Or a sugar daddy? Sasha says, absolutely not. Lucy says, atoning is a lifetime endeavor. It’s not just repentance and lit candles. You have to live your life. If Sasha is skittish to take advantage of her mistakes, she can soften that. That’s what a media trainer is about. Forgiveness is two things; reparation and presence. If she wants to make it right to the people she’s wronged, she has to be in their face. She can’t make reparations by retreating into the shadows. Otherwise, how does anyone know she’s repenting? Lucy says she did it. She put herself out there, and went everywhere. Now everybody loves her.. Well, except her dry cleaner, but everyone else loves her.

Obrecht tells Valentin, Nina was still in her wedding gown, and she came in with Jax. Are they supposed to assume the two of them are… Valentin asks Obrecht to tell him. Jax is such a gentleman. Would he take advantage of a runaway bride on her wedding night? Nina comes out, and Obrecht tries to approach her, but Nina says she’s not talking to her. She’ll send for the rest of her things. She tells Valentin, one more thing. He said when he talked to her mother, she’d said her daughter was alive. Was that a lie? Never mind. What was she thinking? She can’t believe anything he says. Valentin says, don’t say goodbye. His life is meaningless without her. She says, that, she can believe, and leaves.

Sonny answers the door, and it’s Jax, who asks if Dev is there. On the terrace, Dev tells Josslyn, only fifty more assignments to go. She says he got off easy because he’s a hero. He asks if they’re still saying that, and she says she did rescue Wiley from that manic. They’re still talking about it. He says, Sam is the hero, not him. She says he still rates, but he says they didn’t know he was in the process of running away. She says, taking off on his own? He’s brave… but stupid. He says her flattery is overwhelming him. She asks where he was going. How was how planning on taking care of himself? He says he can manage. He got to Port Charles on his own. She asks if he didn’t think about the people he would hurt by leaving. He says Sonny would understand. Her mom probably would have been relieved. Max might have missed him taking the car and speedboat out. Who else did he miss? She said, people. Is there someone he missed? Would she miss him? She says, hardly, and he says he’d miss her too. She says she didn’t say she’d miss him. He says, not to his face, but he guarantees it’s in her diary. He grabs it from her, and she says, that’s private. He says, let’s see what she’s writing about him. She tries to take the diary back, and they end up face to face.

She asks if she can have the diary back now, and he lets go. He says he was just having a little fun, and she asks if he would think it was fun if she looked through his things. He says he wasn’t going to read it; her secrets are safe. She asks him to promise he’ll leave it alone, and he promises. Sonny and Jax come outside, and Sonny says Jax has something he wants to tell them.

Alexis asks Julian, what’s so urgent that it required three exclamations points, and an asap? He shows her a flyer, and asks if she knows about these. They’re all over the neighborhood; questioning his A rating, the quality of his meat, and claiming he waters down the liquor. Customers are starting to ask questions. Ava says, the liquor is just fine. She can attest to that. He says he knows Olivia is behind it, so tell her to cease and desist, or he’ll sue. Alexis suggests he give Olivia back her deposit if he wants to rectify things. He says he’s not giving back the deposit. Besides, he already used it to put a deposit on a place in New York. Since he backed out, he can’t get his back, so why should he give Olivia hers? I dunno. Maybe because it’s the law? Alexis says, no justice, no peace, and he says, she thinks this is funny? She asks why he doesn’t finish the sale, and buy something else? He says he likes Charlie’s. He’s put his blood, sweat, and tears into it. She says he’s only been there two years; how invested can he be? Ava says, Charlie’s is more than just a restaurant. It’s where Julian landed when he started over. It’s a new era. AAD – after Alexis Davis.

Neil tells Brad, open adoptions are quite common now. Does Brad’s son have a relationship with his biological parents? Brad would rather not go into details. He just wanted some meds to help with his nerves. Neil says he can’t prescribe something without determining the underlying issue. He assumes Brad came there to get at the root of his anxiety. He tells Brad to take a deep breath, and Neil about his mother. Brad just looks at him, and Neil says, just a little shrink humor to get Brad to relax. Brad says he’s not relaxed. The reason he has anxiety is, his son was kidnapped. He was taken away, and every day Brad worries that it could happen all over again.

Lucy tells Sasha that she knows being the face of Deception might seem like an improbable road to redemption, but Sasha can use the platform any way she wants. Sasha says she just wants to make things better for Nina. Nina had everything taken from her, and Sasha wishes she could give something back. She doesn’t care how the world sees her. Nina comes in, and asks what Sasha is doing there. Sasha says she was getting her things. Nina sees that she has them, and tells her, get out. If Sasha comes there again, she’ll call security. Lucy suggests Nina ease up a little. Nina asks if Lucy heard what happened, but Lucy tells Nina, she’s just saying Nina should take into account that Sasha is extremely remorseful. And she did bring a bit of happiness to Nina’s life. Nina says, all Sasha brought into her life was a pack of lies. She’s lost everything because of Sasha; the man she loved, the aunt who she thought loved her, her home, her self-respect, her reputation, and Charlotte, the closest thing she’ll ever have to a real daughter. That’s why she came there. To remind herself that at least she has Crimson. Her job is the only worthwhile thing she has left. Sasha says she’s wrong. She still has Valentin and Charlotte. Sasha did this on her own.

Jax says now that he’s been brought him up to speed, he’s given the situation a lot thought. He’s not contradicting Sonny’s story. If anyone finds out the truth, it won’t be from him. Josslyn thanks him, and he says he thinks this is the one time taking action would be counter-productive. Jax flashes back to telling Sonny that he’s made a decision about Dev’s situation. He doesn’t want to destroy Dev by uncovering the lie. He won’t put Josslyn through that, and he doesn’t want to put Dev in any more danger. He hates being part of Sonny’s cover-up, but doesn’t see an alternative. He’s going to leave things as they are. Sonny thanks him, but Jax says, don’t thank him just yet. Back on the terrace, Jax tells Josslyn that she’s given him a lot to think about. He doesn’t want to stand in the way of her helping Dev. Sonny started this lie, and they’ll have to live with it.

Sasha tells Nina that Lulu never heard her say Valentin’s name because he wasn’t involved. She got a call from the lawyer who handled her adoption, Carter Buckley. Michael says she doesn’t have to do this, but she says she does. She says he told her that a P.I. was looking for the daughter of a wealthy woman and she’d be about Sasha’s age. He figured they could orchestrate things so it would look like she was that daughter. The plan was to get money from Nina, and they would split it. He was dying, and wanted to provide for his family. Nina asks why he chose Sasha, and Sasha says he handled her adoption; he knew no one was looking for her. She needed the money, so she said yes. Carter died soon after, and Nina knows the rest. What Sasha thought would be a brief meeting turned into so much more. It became harder for her to keep her distance. She wanted Nina to believe the lie, but she wanted to believe it too. She didn’t want to lose Nina. That’s the truth. Nina says she’s good. She’ll give Sasha that, but no way she did this on her own. Valentin had to be the one who set it up.

Obrecht tells Valentin it’s possible she was a bit premature when she suggested there was a way out of their predicament. Nina may never take them back. He says Nina is his life. He can’t accept a future without her. Obrecht says she’s never seen Nina so hurt and angry. Time to get while the getting is good. He asks where she’s going, and she says, Switzerland. It’s lovely this time of year, and since she’s a citizen, it will be impossible to extradite her, should Nina choose to press charges. Valentin might want to follow her example. He says he’s way ahead. He and Charlotte are going back to Greece. She says, with Lulu’s permission? and he says he’s not afraid of Lulu. His lawyers will tie her up in family court indefinitely. He doesn’t want Charlotte seeing Nina or the family. And maybe his absence will make Nina’s heart grow fonder. Obrecht says, or maybe he’s deluding himself.

Alexis tells Julian, she realizes Charlie’s has significance to him, and apologizes for being insensitive. Julian accepts. He says, back to Olivia’s smear campaign, but she says he doesn’t know Olivia is behind it, but she’ll relay his concerns. He says, not good enough. Olivia is messing with his business and interfering with his customers. He may need to sue. She says he’d have to prove she did it, and it will cost a lot. He should take his resources and start something new; change things up. The Rib has Drag Queen Bingo now, and it’s packed every night. Ava says, that sounds like fun, but Julian says, it’s not a drag bingo kind of place. Alexis says it wasn’t a gastro pub kind of place either, until he made it one. He’s a master of reinvention. She tells hm, you know what they say; every morning you wake up anew, so what you do today is all that matters. He asks if she got that from her shrink boyfriend. She says he’s not her boyfriend, and it’s none of Julian’s business. She leaves, and Ava asks if he heard that. He’s not her boyfriend.

Neil says Brad’s son was kidnapped? and Brad says, yes. Neil asks if he was the boy who was in the news recently. Brad says, yeah.  The cult guy. Neil says, so Shiloh is his son’s biological father. Brad doesn’t see what it matters. His son was stolen, and he feels like he could be taken away at any time and any place. No one understands. He can’t sleep or eat; he’s falling apart. Neil says he’ll give Brad something to make feel better. The medication works differently on everyone, so he’ll tweak it until they get the right dosage. In the meantime, they’ll keep talking, but next time, he wants Brad to bring his husband.

Sasha says she never met Valentin before. She only dealt with Carter and Curtis. Nina says Sasha wants her to believe she faked three DNA tests. Sasha says she had help from someone who knows their way around a lab. Nina says, so she and Obrecht are friends now? but Sasha says, not Obrecht. She had friend from college help her. Obrecht only figured it out a few days before the wedding. If Lulu had heard the whole conversation, she would have heard Nina try to convince Obrecht not to say anything. Nina says, the best laid plans, and Lucy says, it’s food for thought. Sasha says Nina has every right to hate her, but don’t cut out the two people who, despite their flaws, love her very, very much. Charlotte needs Nina, and Nina needs Charlotte. Nina says she needs them all to clear out now. They leave, and Nina throws things and cries.

Dev says he’s in Jax’s debt, and Jax tells him, stay out of trouble. Honor the secret, and he’ll consider the debt paid. Jax flashes back to telling Sonny that he won’t tell Sonny’s secret, but he won’t keep it either. If the Feds knock on his door, he’s not going to perjure himself and give them an excuse to kick him out of the country. Like Sonny did. In the present, Sonny says he doesn’t anticipate any trouble. Dev is a Corinthos now, and there’s no one to say otherwise.

Brad asks why Neil wants Lucas to come, and Neil says he’s concerned about the toll the kidnapping is taking on Brad, and that he doesn’t feel supported in the aftermath. Maybe he can open a line of communication. Brad says, couples therapy might help. Lucas is pretty busy. He can’t guarantee Lucas will come, but he’ll ask. Neil says they’ll get control Brad’s anxiety, and address the underlying issue. He’ll feel better when he sees his fear is unfounded. Brad runs into Alexis as he’s leaving, and Alexis says, bad timing? Neil says, not at all. How was her day? Anything to report? Alexis says, nope. Nothing at all.

Julian looks at a flyer that says he’s paying off the sanitary inspector, and crumples it up. He gets on his phone. At one of the tables, Sasha says Michael thinks she did the wrong thing. He says she took the blame for Valentin so Nina wouldn’t lose the people she loves. Sasha says, they love her too. Valentin would never willingly hurt Nina. The whole twisted situation came out of Valentin’s love, so she’s taking blame, but she’s also clearing the way for them to heal. Charlotte is a great kid, and deserves to be happy. Nina makes her happy. Michael doesn’t agree with her actions, but he can’t argue with her motives. She asks what he would he do, but he tells her, it’s impossible to say. He’d like to think he’d tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. She says so he would have told Nina that Valentin was behind it? Michael says it’s possible that when she cools off, she would forgive him. There was no malicious intent, and he did hire a wonderful woman to pose as her daughter, but with Sasha’s way, she’s just waiting for another lie to be exposed.

Ava goes to Nina’s office, carrying the scotch and glasses. Nina says she knew she’d see Ava. She was right; it’s a long, long way to fall. If Ava is there to gloat, have at it. Ava says she’s there in solidarity. She knows a little something about horrid, lying men, and hell on earth.

On Monday, Kim asks if Elizabeth is sure she’s doing the right thing, Jordan tells Henderson to start talking, Obrecht asks Valentin if Nina’s child is alive, and Jason needs to see someone right away.

🛀 Soap Suds…

Soap stars and dogs. What’s not to like?

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/photos/soap-alums-at-the-hero-dog-awards/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Or as I call him, Colonel Sanders Jr.

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/exclusive-michael-e-knight-on-joining-gh/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

😢 Farewell To a Pioneer…

She broke barriers and did it all.

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/photos/dynasty-alum-diahann-carroll-dies-at-84/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🏨 It Was Grand While It Lasted…

I’m starting to think it’s a conspiracy against Eva Longoria.

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/grand-hotel-canceled-by-abc/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💒 Congrats To the Good Doctor…

Let’s hope it’s not botched this time.

https://extratv.com/2019/10/07/dr-paul-nassif-marries-much-younger-fiancee-brittany-pattakos/?adid=extra_eme_27219_2019-10-07_rightnow5

🚫 No, Just No…

Is Mila Kunis insane?

https://starmagazine.com/photos/ashton-kutcher-mila-kunis-real-housewives-beverly-hills/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🍑 NeNe Needs To Chill…

Kenya might be thirsty, but NeNe wants to drain the ocean.

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhoa-blowout-nene-leakes-kenya-moore-huge-fight-filming-divorce/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

😔 The Last Bastian Of Shaming…

I totally get wanting to be healthy, but this woman is gorgeous, and it’s sad how trolls have body shamed her.

https://radaronline.com/videos/rhoc-emily-simpson-embarrassed-weight-gain-marriage-crisis/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🃏 BA-DUM-CHH…

Senior: I bought a hearing aid. Cost $2,000, but it’s state of the art.

Friend: What kind is it?

Senior: A quarter to 12.

🏁  Quotes of the Week

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie

In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. – Kristin Hannah

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.Helen Keller

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. – C. JoyBell C.

It’s life. Lower your expectations. – Max (Kat Dennings), 2 Broke GIrls

🗽 What Fredrik Said…

See you when Alpha whispers to Omega. In the meantime, enjoy the noise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2019 – Martin Has an Angle, LeeAnne’s Lingerie Shower & Rainy Thursday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Yep. I missed the very beginning. I was listening though, and the main takeaway points are, Cameron asked if he could testify at Franco’s hearing, and Spinelli has been allowed to listen to the recording of Sam.

Jason and Sam are with Sonny in the kitchen, which seems to be the only room in Sonny’s house now. Jason tells Sonny, Spinelli got access to Peter’s banking records. The same day Shiloh escaped, Peter withdrew $35K. Dev said he was carrying a gym bag at the pier, and it looked like the bag was full of cash. Sonny wonders what the connection between Peter and Shiloh is.

Maxie tells Peter, Nina wanted a deeper connection, and before Sasha knows it, she’s working for Nina, living at Windymere, and they’re bonding like crazy. If she loves Nina, why not come clean? Peter says, she knew how much it would hurt, and Maxie says all the more reason to keep it private instead of being outed by Lulu at the wedding. Sasha was sitting on a timebomb, and knew it. Peter asks if they’re in a position to judge. She knows what he means. She did the same thing to protect Dante and Lulu when she miscarried their child. Peter says, because she loved them, but she says lying about her daughter was the biggest mistake of her life. Like lying to Nina is the biggest mistake in Sasha’s.

Monica tells Franco that she’s sorry. Jason told her how he found out about them from seeing Jason’s picture in the paper. He’d assumed they kept Jason and gave him away. That couldn’t be further from the truth. She’d hoped they’d have time to straighten it out, but then Drew disappeared. He says, still no news? She says, no. How does he feel about that? Franco doesn’t know, but thinks the other guy who’s him seemed like a good guy. Monica says she lost Jason so many times in so many ways, and Franco says Jason is still there. Monica says, there’s a big difference. She’s worked so hard to hang on to the children she has left; she should have focused on what he needed from her, rather than what she could get from him. Franco says he owes her an apology. He was angry, and took it out on her. She doesn’t deserve it. Monica says she’s tough, and so is he. After all, he is a Quartermaine. Okay, that’s better from Monica, but I sure wish she’d focus on what’s for the greater good of everyone.

Elizabeth asks if Camron is sure. She knows he has doubts about how she’s dealing with Franco. Cameron says he doesn’t doubt her love for Franco. Franco told him to look to her for clarity in times of trouble. Scotty says, that’s his kid. Hip, cool, and schmaltzy. He asks if Elizabeth is fine with him putting Cameron on the stand, and she says she is. He says he doesn’t know who’s representing Franco, but they’re going to grill Cameron about his relationship with Franco. Cameron says it won’t be the first time Franco put him in a tough spot. They haven’t always gotten along. They were just starting to when Franco saved his life. Franco looked him in the eyes, and said to tell his mom that he’ll be back. Scotty says, that’s great, and Cameron says he was standing over Franco when the procedure happened, and watched Franco disappear. He was the last one to see Franco.

Kim tells Martin, all they want is another shot at having a life together. They’ve been apart too long. Martin says that it seems like everyone is forcing them to stay apart. Kim says it’s not that she’s not sympathetic to Elizabeth, Franco’s wife, and Martin says Elizabeth doesn’t have much sympathy for Kim. They know the world, and finding peace doesn’t come easy. Before Kim can find what she seeks, they have to make noise – a whole lot of noise. In order to win, he’s going to put Drew in the center ring. There’s going to be a circus of publicity, and when he’s finished, no court will be willing to deny Drew’s true identity.

Jason tells Sonny, when Shiloh called, he made a point of mentioning Peter. Sam says Peter visited Shiloh a few times. He said he was laying the groundwork for a story in The Invader. Sonny says, Peter is always in the proximity of a crime, but never at fault. He’s innocent or it’s bad timing. Jason says, he’s good at covering his tracks. Faison orders Peter to kill him, and instead, he drugs Jason up, and locks him away from his family for five years, so Jason can assassinate his father. Than he turns it around, and makes himself the victim. People believe him because he’s Anna’s son. Sam says, and Maxie’s boyfriend. She believed in his redemption. Jason says he doesn’t care what Peter means to Anna or Maxie if he’s the one who’s framing her.

Spinelli listens to the recording, two guys in suits staying with him. He says, ah-ha… uh-huh… uh-huh… ahh. He puts the headphones on one of the guys, and says, here. The guy says, uh-huh… Spinelli says, and here. The guy says, uh-huh, and Spinelli says, now. The guy says, ah-ha, and they say, ah-ha together. They try to do a high-five, and miss.

Robert asks Jordan how Jason’s mastermind is doing. Jordan says, he’s been in there a while with the tape. They’ll know soon enough. She asks how his interview with the witness went, and he says, Daisy is unhinged. She wouldn’t shut up about what an honor it was for her to give herself to Shiloh. Jordan asks what kind of witness she’ll make, and he laughs, saying, the kind that comes across unreliable. They’ll see how it goes. Jordan asks, what about the nurse? and Robert says he’d rather put Daisy on the stand. His phone rings, and he tells the caller that he knew it was a long shot. He thanks them for calling first. He tells Jordan that he has news he needs to deliver in person, and to keep in touch.

Monica tells Franco that she didn’t want Jason at first; her husband’s love child with another woman. Franco says she had a right to feel that way, and Monica says, she did, but realized it wasn’t Jason’s fault. Then she got to love him as one of her own, and soon, he was like one of her own. It’s how the Quartermaines operate. Franco says, all of them? and she says, there are quite a few who like nitpicking about the stocks and shares, but at the end of the day, family is what matters most. That’s how it was with him. If they had known Drew existed, they would have searched every inch of the earth, and done everything in their power to find him. Even after all this time, it’s good he’s here. She wants him to know that she’s here for him, and he thanks her. He would have reached out if he’d known. In all fairness to him, they have a terrible reputation. She laughs, and says he doesn’t know the half of it. He says if they’d made contact when Alan was alive, maybe it would have played out differently. Monica says, but it didn’t, and here they are now. They can’t regret things they can’t change. There’s been a lot of love that’s come into her life in the strangest ways, and she’s grateful for all of it. Franco says, if things go his way, maybe he’ll stick around and get to know each other better.

Kim wonders if publicity is the right way to go, and Martin says, the ramifications will be precedent setting. The question of identity is in the forefront of our culture; gender, racial, class. Kim says, Drew just wants the right to be himself, and make his own decisions. Martin says, don’t we all? Some will argue against him that Drew was once another person, but that person is gone, erased. Kim says, Drew has no connection to the man Franco was. He says, and Elizabeth won’t accept it? She says she can’t blame Elizabeth. Biologically, Drew is still Franco. He asks if it isn’t fair to say that it’s not even biologically, since it’s no longer Franco’s heart and mind. She says, that’s what Drew believes, but Elizabeth sees it differently. He says Elizabeth thinks she can force him into a procedure where he stands a better chance of being a vegetable than bringing Franco back. Actually, that’s inaccurate. He stands the same chance, and a 50% chance of staying Drew. So, pfft! on Martin being so smart. She says she doesn’t fault Elizabeth for loving her husband, and he says, of course (🍷) she doesn’t. She says, Elizabeth already lost Franco. Should she have to lose Drew again. She’s terrified of what’s going to happen if he’s not able to stop Elizabeth.

Jason says they all know Peter is somehow connected to Shiloh. Sam wonders if they shouldn’t slow down. Maxie’s heart will be broken. Sonny says, it didn’t take Peter long to go after his brother’s widow. Sam is just saying they need conclusive proof. Jason tells her, waiting is going to hurt Maxie worse in the end, and Sam says they can tell Maxie that after they blow her life apart again.

Maxie tells Peter, maybe it’s selfish to say, but she’s proud of them. What they’ve been through, and the work they’ve done to be together. They’ve done good. He thanks her for having faith in him. She makes him want to be worthy of her. She’s glad they did things right. Instead of hiding their insecurities, they were honest. He thinks that’s why they work. They accept each other’s wounds and imperfections – so far. She says, one thing she knows is, she’ll never have to look over her shoulder like Nina. Peter will never betray her like Valentin. He’s not that kind of man. She tells him, don’t look miserable. She just told him how great he is. He says he’s worried she won’t always feel that way, but she says of course (🍷) she will. Just don’t screw it up.

Cameron says Franco came to his rescue. He knew the risks; his memory and his life could all be gone. He was brave. Scotty says that’s the picture they’ll paint. An empty warehouse, the mad scientist, the cult leader in a Nehru jacket, Franco hooked up to a machine. Cameron says he can tell them how terrified he was. He didn’t know if he was going to get hurt or killed. How Shiloh and the scientist drugged him, and he was out of it. Scotty asks if they know that, and Cameron says he doesn’t think so. Scotty tells him, then don’t mention it. It might bring his credibility as a witness into question. Elizabeth says, what if they ask? and Scotty says he’ll cook something up. Cameron says he can make something up, but Scotty says, no. Tell the truth. Paint the picture of Franco as a hero who put his life on the line to save Cameron’s. Cameron says, it sounds dramatic, but it’s what happened. Scotty says he’ll argue that Franco chose to give up his life for Cameron’s, wants to come back, and deserves every opportunity to do that.

Martin tells Kim that they’ll argue that Drew possesses all the attributes of his own emotional life; his memory, and personal intel. Everything except one. Drew isn’t defined by the vessel he’s contained in. His mind and soul embodies him. How’s he doing? Kim says, great. She thinks it’s time he met his client. He needs to know he’s not in this fight alone.

Sam gets a text, and tells Jason that Spinelli needs them to come to the PCPD ASAP. Sonny hopes it’s good news, and Sam says Spinelli will tell them when they get there.

Jordan asks if Spinelli just told Sam to come to the station. Doesn’t he think it’s premature? He asks if she didn’t hear it, and she says she heard, um. He tells her, listen again. She does, and says, uh-huh.

Martin tells Franco that they’re not arguing who he is biologically, but who he wants to be. They’ll insist on a psychological evaluation. Kim asks, to prove his competency? but Martin says, no. To prove he’s sentient; that he’s his own man. Franco says, if  they can find a shrink. They say nothing, and he says, it’s a joke. They’re in a mental institution. Martin says it’s good he has a sense of humor. They can use it. He warns Franco, if he’s pretending in any way… Kim says, of course (🍷) not, and Franco says he wouldn’t do that. Martin says, Franco is no more. Elizabeth has no claim on him, and they’re willing to fight to prove it. Franco says he’s never been afraid of a fight, and Martin says, good. Martin tells Kim to pull together all of Drew’s commendations, his ribbons and medals. They’ll remind the judge that Drew was willing to risk his life for his country. Kim asks Franco what he thinks, and he says, it’s time to get the ball rolling. Kim says she told him that she’d find someone to fight for him. Martin asks if Franco knows of any potential witnesses that could describe what it means to lose him. Is there anyone he can think of. Franco says, there is one person, but he’s not sure he can convince them to take the stand. Martin says, don’t worry. Just point him in the right direction, and he’ll take care of the rest. He leaves.

Robert tells Monica that the plane was indicated as going down in bad weather. The pilots were scrambling before they lost control. The search didn’t turn up any survivors. Monica says, so that’s it then, and he says he’s afraid so. In a couple of hours, Drew is going to officially be declared dead in absentia. Through her tears, Monica thanks him for coming himself. It was thoughtful. Robert is sorry for her loss. If it’s any consolation, the Navy held Drew in high esteem. He was quite remarkable.

Jason goes into Kelly’s, and Maxie asks how Sam is. Jason says, good. There’s some new evidence that should clear her any time now. Peter says he must be relieved, and Jason says he is. Thank God Peter was there to get Dev and Wiley to the hospital. Peter says, right place, right time, and Jason says, lucky. Dev said he was going to work out, but Jason didn’t know there were any gyms by the pier. Peter is puzzled, and Maxie says, his gym bag. Peter wasn’t going to the gym. It’s not like Jason never walked around with a bag of money. Jason asks why Peter would be on the docks with a bag of money.

Sam asks Jordan how long she should expect to stay, Jordan says, Spinelli couldn’t completely debunk the tape, but he attempted authentication. Sam says Spinelli was trying to prove her guilt? Jordan says, he couldn’t do that either. Spinelli says, when listening, particular attention was paid to a frequency known as a room hum. When someone is splicing a tape, they pay the most attention to a middle frequency. He couldn’t identify a precise frequency. (He said a lot more words than that, but that’s the gist.) Jordan says, it was inconclusive. Both sides agree that they can neither confirm or deny that that the tape is authentic. Sam says, and that means…? Jordan says she called Robert, and all of the charges have been dropped. Sam’s free to go. Sam hugs Spinelli, and calls him a genius. He says it’s his great pleasure.

Kim says Drew’s true self, his embodiment and soul differentiate from the body he lives in. Franco says they just have to convince a judge. She says, that’s Martin’s job, and he’s good at it. Franco says he has to be honest. They’ve got a real fight ahead of them. He’s worried about the strain on Kim, but she says she can handle it. After Oscar died, she didn’t think ever breathe again. Then he came back and found her. Franco says, now she can breathe? Kim says, even better now. She can hope.

Elizabeth thanks Scotty for letting Cameron be a witness. Scotty says Elizabeth is allowing Cameron to testify. He’s just the shark lawyer using every trick he knows. Elizabeth says he’s a good man, and he says, don’t tell anyone. She says, who’d believe her? She thinks it’s good for Cameron. It will empower him. Scotty says he still needs something else to go in with. Elizabeth says that’s why she wanted to speak to him privately. She has something else. Kim. Scotty tells her to sit; he’s all ears. What does she have on Kim? Elizabeth says, it’s nothing like that. A while back. Kim had a conversation with Drew after Oscar died. She asked Drew if he’d have another child with her. She’s convinced Franco is Drew, and is desperately seeking a connection to Oscar. Elizabeth feels for her. She remembers what it felt like when she lost Jake. She remembers the pain, but she’s not giving her husband to Kim as a consolation prize. Hey, this brings up another good point. Someone should tell Kim that if she has another baby with “Drew,” it’s still going to have Franco’s DNA.

Maxie tells Jason, the money was for a down payment on an apartment. Jason says, in cash? and she says, it’s not uncommon. It’s not, and Jason should know that. She asks if this is a low key interrogation, and Jason says he’s just curious. She says he’s never just curious, or makes conversation. Peter says Jason is entitled to be suspicious. There’s nothing more to tell. Jason asks if he got the apartment, and Peter says, no. He gave a ride to Dev and Wiley, and by the time he was finished, the opportunity had slipped away. Another oh geez. You mean to tell me that Peter doesn’t know Jason is savvy enough to be able to fact check that?

Sonny sees Robert at the hospital, and asks for a favor. Robert asks if Sonny wants him to deep bury evidence, or look the other way? Sonny asks him to get word to Dante that he has a new sister. He thinks Dante would like her. Robert says, that, he’ll gladly do.

Martin approaches Monica, and tells her that he’s representing Drew. She says she thought Alexis was handling Drew’s estate. She guesses he means Franco, but he says, no. The man formerly known as Franco (like he’s a Prince symbol), who now identifies as Drew. Monica asks what she can do for him. He starts pontificating, and she says as a doctor, she values brevity and conciseness. He says he’ll be as concise as he can. If he loses the case, there’s nothing standing between Drew and the procedure that may leave him a vegetable. She says she’s aware of the risks, and he says she can sit back and see how it plays out, or fight for Drew.

Kim wonders if she’s jumping the gun, but they could start making plans about where they want to live. Franco suggests they not get ahead of themselves. They’ve been talking about making up for lost time, but need to focus on what they have there now. She says he’s right. Now is good. They kiss.

Scotty asks if he heard Elizabeth correctly. Elizabeth says, if it becomes necessary, use Kim’s state of mind against her on the stand. Scotty says, this could get ugly. Elizabeth knows, and she knows Kim is still grieving, but Franco is Franco, not Drew. They have to do what they have to do. Franco is her husband, and she loves him. This is war, and all is fair.

Outside Kelly’s, Jason’s phone rings. Jason asks how it went, and Sam says, Spinelli did it. The charges were dropped. Jason asks if Spinelli proved the recording was fake, and she says, not exactly, but close enough. They also brought in the guy who helped Shiloh escape. Jason tells her to stay where she is, and goes back inside Kelly’s. Peter asks if he’s had any news, and Jason relays the news that the police captured the guy who helped Shiloh escape.

Tomorrow, Finn thinks Hayden is lying to him, Sasha tells Michael that she has to face the music, and Charlotte asks why Lulu ruined the wedding.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Everyone decides on their outfits for LeeAnne’s lingerie shower.

D’Andra is thankful to get another meeting with Travis. She feels horrible about missing the first one. We flash back to her calling him after she canceled. She needs help since her mother gave her a big fat lemon. She’d going to try to be on time. Jeremy asks what on time is for her, and she tells him, stop it,

Kameron tells daughter Hilton that she got the information on sleepaway camp. She asks if Hilton is nervous. She’d going at a younger age than Kameron did, and Kameron says Hilton is braver than she was. In her interview, Kameron says, Texas is hard core about sleepaway camp. They start at age eight, and she had to put Hilton on a waiting list when she was eighteen months old. It’s a great way to make connections for when you grow up. She tells Hilton that she ordered a customized special trunk. She says, mommy is nervous, and Hilton says, peace out. I’m not sure if that applies here, but it’s funny. Kameron says it’s the first time Hilton will be gone from her family, and Hilton says she’ll write letters. Kameron says there won’t be any boys, and Hilton is a tomboy. What’s she going to do? Hilton doesn’t know. In Kameron’s interview, she says she thought she and Stephanie had a connection, but then Stephanie had some deep conversations with Kary, who she just met. It’s hurtful. Hilton says the camp doesn’t have football, and Kameron says, that’s because girls don’t play that. I like Kameron, but clearly, she’s not living in this century. In her interview, she says she was never a tomboy, but her daughter is completely. She’s a daredevil like Court, and likes to push boundaries. The trunk arrives, and in Hilton’s interview, the producer asks why she needs a cool trunk. Hilton says she needs to fit all her stuff in it. She can’t take more than one suitcase, unlike her mom. Kameron loves that Hilton has a bond with her daddy, but sometimes she feels left out. She wants Hilton to share activities and make memories with mommy as well. Court tells Hilton, mommy’s camp is called Dallas.

D’Andra meets with Travis in his office. In D’Andra’s interview, she says Travis has been where she is, and is now an enormous success professionally and personally. She aspires to be where he is. She tells him that she spoke to Stephanie about the trouble her company is having, and Stephanie thought maybe they could talk. The business has been a big impediment in her relationship with her mom, but when her mom finally gave it to her, it was in a rock bottom, bad position. Court says D’Andra’s mom is like his dad. He’s competitive, which is odd for a parent. He says she’s in a unique spot. Businesswise, his question is, is this what she wants to do? She says she does. It’s a legacy. Her mom is a cancer survivor, and was the first woman to have this kind of company. D’Andra lived through the inception in 1996, and wants to keep what’s been built and make it better. She did what she could, but the company is in a sh*tty situation. The trust is locked up, and she can’t touch it. He asks how long it will be solvent, and she says four to six weeks before they’d have to close. Court suggests she look at what’s making money, and get rid of what isn’t. Don’t keep what’s not making money, and do it as fast as she can. She says Jeremy wants her to put it in the house, which would help the cash flow situation. Travis asks what the overhead is, and she says, $8K a month. He says he’d do it in a heartbeat. Business is about making hard decisions. She says she has an accountant and marketing person she’ll have to let go, and Travis says, if she doesn’t, she’ll have to let everyone go. In D’Andra’s interview, she says, it’s a tough pill to swallow. Firing long-time employees is emotional and scary. He says she can’t let the company go down because she doesn’t want to make hard decisions.

Kary and daughter Sofia meet for tea or smoothies or whatever it is they’re drinking. Kary asks if Sofia will be in town for her 21st birthday. Sofia says she never liked celebrating her birthday that much. She’s a college senior, and has three more weeks of school. Kary feels like it’s yesterday she took Sofia to college. She asks if Sofia is still thinking about nursing school. Sofia says she is, but she’s freaking out, wondering if she’s going to get in some schools. Kary asks how long Sofia has been with boyfriend Luke, and Sofia says, three years. Kary asks if it will bother Sofia if she gets married and she’s only had one boyfriend. Sofia doesn’t think that’s a bad thing; she thinks it’s a good thing. She tells Kary that she and Luke have talked marriage. In Kary’s interview, she says, in Mexico, the wife does what the man wants her to. Her mom raised her by herself and had the money, so she called the shots, and did what she wanted to. She tells Sofia that she and Luke should finish school and get jobs first. It’s important to have a career, so you have your own stuff. In her interview, Kary says she ended up marrying a man who had money, and she stayed home and took care of the kids. After a while, she hated it. She tells Sofia, in a perfect world, you’d be married forever. Her biggest regret is not having her own stuff. Sofia says that’s Kary’s own fault. Kary wants Sofia to be independent, and learn from her mistakes. Then maybe she won’t have financial issues. Kary says it’s hard. She doesn’t want any of her kids not to be independent.

Stephanie asks Travis how the meeting went, and Travis says they talked about tough decisions, but he doesn’t know if she’ll do it. She needs to get rid of people. Stephanie says, it’s hard, and he says, it is, but he’d probably scrap the business. Owning a business that’s starting to fail is difficult to rebound from. It’s easier to go on to something else. Stephanie says, Mexico is behind her now. It was the best of times, and the worst of times. There were moments that were fun. They drew names for rooms. We flash back to Kary putting names in a hat. Travis asks if she drew Brandi, and she says, no. Brandi roomed with D’Andra, and she had Kameron. Brandi and Kameron got in a fight, and Brandi got in Kameron’s face. Kameron threw a napkin at Brandi, and called her trash. I just have to weigh in a little here. Do they realize how stupid it sounds to be bitching this long over someone throwing a napkin? It’s not like Kameron chucked a beer stein at Brandi’s head. She also never called Brandi trash. She said Brandi’s behavior was trashy. Travis says Kameron thinks she’s up here, and they’re all beneath her. Stephanie tells him that Kameron said she felt judged. When Kameron gave a toast, saying Kary was welcoming, but she hadn’t felt that way from some of the others. It was like a slap in the face. Travis asks how she feels, and Stephanie says she thinks she drank too much, and got emotional. Travis tells her not to blame herself, but Stephanie says it got depressing. Travis asks if Stephanie can say how she feels without saying it’s her fault. Stephanie says she feels like she can’t do anything right in her friendship with Kameron. Kameron makes her feel like she’s a bad person, or not enough. Travis says she’s the greatest, coolest person he’s ever met. Stephanie wonders how to put boundaries up, and he thinks she should tell Kameron that she’s now all that. Everyone should be told that. Stephanie says, it sounds mean. In Stephanie’s interview, she says Travis used to not take her seriously. Now she feels like he listens to her, and gives her great advice. It’s like she’s hanging out with a friend, not just her husband. If she didn’t know better, she’d think he’d grown a vagina overnight. Travis says, if it comes from the heart, at the end of the day, if Kameron gets mad, she gets mad. Stephanie says the shower is LeeAnne’s day, so she doesn’t want to start anything. Travis asks if she’s wearing lingerie, and she says, it’s lingerie-ish. He thinks she should wear the dirty stuff, but she says she’ll do that just for him.

Stephanie and Cary (from previous seasons – not to be confused with Kary) meet outside the venue for the shower. Stephanie thinks the theme must have been Cary’s idea. Cary says she does love to wear skimpy outfits. Stephanie says this is the first party in a million of them. They have this, the shower – she knows she has to bring a gift – and the bachelorette party. Obviously, math is not her strong suit if she thinks that adds up to a million. In her interview, Stephanie says she’s hosting this with Cary, but LeeAnne planned the Moulin Rouge/lingerie theme, hired the caterer, and did decorations. She’s just cutting the check. Cary says D’Andra wasn’t invited, and Stephanie says LeeAnne felt they weren’t in the right place. They’re making steps, but LeeAnne doesn’t know if she’s inviting D’Andra to the wedding. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she never thought she’d be hosting a shower for LeeAnne with Cary, and D’Andra wouldn’t be there. She tells Cary that she loves Kameron, but feels like she looks at what Stephanie does wrong instead of what she does right. Cary says it’s Kameron’s problem, and Stephanie says she knows. Carly says, put it back on her.

LeeAnne comes in wearing a bustier with garters, a sexy tuxedo coat, and top hat, carrying a crop. She says she tried to leave in just the outfit, and Rich was like, uh, coat? She says, it’s her circus, and she needs monkeys. In her interview, she says she’s having the lingerie shower, a bachelorette party, a couple’s shower, the rehearsal, the wedding, and reception. That’s good considering most weddings easily have ten to twelve parties. In Texas they do it big. Guests arrive. Kameron is wearing a modest silk robe, and in her interview, LeeAnne says Kameron could walk into church straight from the shower. In Kameron’s interview, she says she doesn’t need to see everyone half-naked, especially in this this group.

In Brandi’s interview, she says she and LeeAnne didn’t leave Mexico in a good place, and she feels bad. LeeAnne says she thought Brandi hated her, but Brandi says she wouldn’t be there looking like a prostitute if she hated LeeAnne. In Kameron’s interview, she says, if your legs are exposed, and your cleavage is flying out at the same time, you’re a ho-ho. LeeAnne tells Brandi, let’s party. She thanks Brandi for coming, but wants to be transparent. She was scared to have Brandi there after Mexico. Brandi says she’s not proud of what happened, and she’s sorry. LeeAnne thanks her. She was afraid that, no matter what she said, she wouldn’t get through. Brandi’s reaction to trash is the same as LeeAnne bringing up her past. In Brandi’s interview, she says she doesn’t know what LeeAnne is talking about, but thanks for sharing. LeeAnne says she doesn’t want Brandi’s pity, and more than anything, wants them to be at peace. They hug and exchange I love yous.

Everyone looks hot. Even the waiters are half-naked. Like me, Kary says, no fruity drinks.  Kameron says she’s the youngest one, and she’s in the grandma outfit. In Kary’s interview, she wonders who in the world has a lingerie shower at 1 pm on a Wednesday. I guess that would be LeeAnne. Kary is wearing a black nightgown with a plunging neckline, and says Kameron helped her pick it out. We see a clip of Kameron telling her that it’s something she can wear outside that doesn’t make her look like a ho. Everyone agrees it looks amazing, and I’m wondering why Kameron didn’t choose something like that for herself. LeeAnne tells Cary how Kameron peed behind a trailer in Mexico. Cary says it’s not on brand for Kameron. She’s proud of her. LeeAnne says D’Andra got so drunk, and Cary says she didn’t invite D’Andra. LeeAnne says she want to move forward, but doesn’t want the continued hostility. Cary says, you have different friends for different reasons, and they don’t have to be at everything.

Jeremy goes to D’Andra’s workplace to help. He says he doesn’t want work for her, but she thinks he’s enjoying himself. He just doesn’t want to admit it, because then he feels like he’s not doing his life’s work. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she really needs help. She needs family help. She knows it’s not what Jeremy was planning on doing, but it’s do or die time. Jeremy says he’s been picking people’s brains, and sees three choices. She can have an investor come in now and put up money, take out a loan, or shut down now and do something else. He thinks her best option is to close it down, and move it into the house. D’Andra says Travis said she’d be saving money on overhead, and had similar advice. She feels like the last step is moving to the house, and she’ll have to make employee changes. Jeremy says she’ll have to lose good people, and D’Andra says, they’re the same people who need the money, Jeremy says, welcome to the world. They all have pressures. D’Andra says, it’s not that. She didn’t think she’d be in this position at 50, having to start over. In her interview, she says if she was her mother, she’d have extreme guilt. Her mother talked her out of her career in DC. Phone call after phone call, asking her to come home. She said she’d give D’Andra the business. She tells Jeremy that she trusted her mother, but her mother lied to her. Jeremy says he believes that. D’Andra says, it’s hurtful on so many levels, but it’s hard to be angry. He takes her hand. She says she’s trying to have a relationship with her mother. She’s 78, and her father isn’t there anymore. She’s trying to do the right thing. Jeremy says she’ll surpass, and  make her own legacy. They’ll do it together. She says she doesn’t want to look back, and wants to see it through. Jeremy says she’ll step up, see it through, and move it into the house. She doesn’t know how she’ll get out of the lease, but he says that’s the least of her problems. They can do it. She just made her first decision in her new career. They kiss.

At the shower, a woman comes out and says, ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between. Step right up. The guests gather, and she tells LeeAnne, this is her circus, and these are her monkeys. In Kameron’s interview, she says it’s Mad Hatter/Moulin Rouge, and she’s all for it. It’s LeeAnne’s special day. A cake that looks like a circus tent is brought out, and LeeAnne fawns over it, saying she doesn’t want to eat it. Cary says, LeeAnne is pretending like everything is a surprise, when she set it up. They all sit, and Cary says she called rich, and they had a colorful conversation. She asked him some questions, and they’re going to see if LeeAnne gets the answers right. If LeeAnne was a carnival game or ride, which one would she be? LeeAnne says, either the Himalaya or the Tilt-A-Whirl. Oddly enough, I know exactly which rides those are. Carly says, she’s correct on Tilt-A-Whirl. She asks what’s LeeAnne’s sexiest article of clothing or accessory, and LeeAnne says, her skin. Cary says she’s right, and asks what’s the weirdest place they’ve done the deed. LeeAnne says Rich will kill her, but Cary says he gave her the answer. LeeAnne says Rich drilled a hole in the neighbor’s fence. I really don’t want to know any more, but Cary asks if he stuck his d*ck through it. LeeAnne says, be careful; there are splinters. In her interview, Stephanie wonders why they didn’t find a chain-link fence. Cary says, that’s not the answer, and I steel myself. She says they were at a friend’s house for a party, and did it in the bathroom. LeeAnne says they didn’t just do it, they took a picture. With one of their third hands, I guess. In Kary’s interview, she says, wakala, and we see from the subtitle, it means disgusting. LeeAnne opens her gifts, which are all lingerie/sex related. She gets leather handcuffs from Brandi, and in Kameron’s interview, she says Court would freak out if she brought those home. He’d think she was going to lock him up, and steal his credit cards. LeeAnne gets a pair of briefs with Rich’s face on them, and puts them on. She toasts to the first party for her wedding, and thanks everyone. In her interview, she says the first event means she’s really getting married.

Stephanie asks to talk to Kameron. In her interview, Stephanie feels like Kameron is being insensitive. She could squash her feelings, but she doesn’t want to feel resentful. She just wants Kameron to know how she’s making her feel, and hopefully, change things. She tells Kameron, she thought they were getting along great in Mexico, but she feels like Kameron is looking for things to prove Stephanie isn’t good enough. Kameron made her feel like she’s not a good friend. Kameron says she only stated facts, and Stephanie says she’s not bringing up the past, but she thought they were good. Kameron says, if they’re good, why was Stephanie leaving the room all the time? The argument wasn’t between them, but Stephanie went to Kary and talked about personal issues. Kameron says Stephanie has known her for two years. She put her heart on the line getting to know Stephanie, but she opened up to Kary, who she just met. Stephanie says she was having a tough time emotionally. It had nothing to do with Kameron, and she wanted to talk to someone out of the drama. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she was depressed, overwhelmed, and vulnerable, but Kameron is making it all about her. Kameron says she has friends who go through the same thing, and she’s there for them. It breaks her heart that Stephanie didn’t think she’d be there for her, when she would have been. Stephanie reminds Kameron that she said Stephanie wasn’t a good friend, but Kameron says that was because of the situation they were in. Stephanie says trash is a trigger for her too, but Kameron says she didn’t say it to Stephanie. It was between her and Brandi. She’s apologized 200 times, and promised herself that if anyone said the word again, she’d walk away. She’s not being part of the drama. She felt like she was spiraling when Brandi threw the eff word in her face, and no one did anything. She’s done with this. No one cared what Brandi did. In Kameron’s interview, she says friendship is about sticking up for people when things aren’t appropriate, but everyone just sat there, and didn’t do anything. Kameron says she doesn’t know what to do, and Stephanie says don’t call them trash. Kameron says she defended herself when she was being attacked, and now she’s the bad guy. She walks out, saying, seriously, she’s done with it.

In her interview, Kameron says she was blown away. Stephanie wants to be the victim, and she wasn’t even in the conversation. Brandi sits with Stephanie. Kameron comes back inside. Stephanie tells Brandi that she felt judged, but it’s Kameron not her. Kameron tells LeeAnne that she feels sick. She was attacked for saying a word she regretted. She said she was sorry, and she’s not talking about it anymore. Stephanie tells Brandi, maybe she can’t be friends with Kameron. A friend should let you speak. Brandi says she loves Stephanie, and hugs her. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she felt defeated and humiliated. No one else was in the conversation, but Kameron got up, threw a tantrum (geez, she has kids, but apparently doesn’t know what a tantrum is?), and made people believe Stephanie is a horrible person. She tells LeeAnne that Kameron said she was attacking her, and she wasn’t. LeeAnne tells Stephanie, stop it. She’s a beautiful human being

LeeAnne asks for a group photo. In her interview, Stephanie says she’s never stood up to Kameron. She usually apologizes just to get out of the situation, but she’s not doing that anymore. She created her own hell. She wants to be Kameron’s friend, but not her bitch.

Next time, a girls and gays party, Kameron likes drag queens better than strippers, LeeAnne says it’s about her, and a visit to a haunted house.

☔ It Certainly Is This Week…

As a matter-of-fact, I’ve seen enough rain to last a lifetime this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a cool tune to go with it.

October 8, 2019 – Nina’s Wedding Is Shattered, Tamra Plans Two Birthdays, Alexis Returns & Underwater Dreams

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Nina asks what Lulu said, and Lulu tells her, Sasha isn’t her daughter. She’s so sorry. Nina says, can this just end? Does Lulu have to ruin everything? Lulu says she overheard Sasha and Obrecht talking at the bachelorette party. She’s sure Valentin is in on it. Nina says, this is turning out to be a party. Maybe everyone is in on it. Curtis says there were three DNA tests; they couldn’t all be wrong. Nina says she’ll ask her daughter. One word from Sasha can end this once and for all. Sasha looks stunned, and Nina says she shouldn’t have to defend herself, but tell Lulu that she’s wrong.

Ryan says seeing Ava makes everything in the prison fall away. She says she’s not there for him, and he says, yet she is. He asks what happened to her hand, and she says she broke a glass. He jokes, him too. Not that he’d let his handicap get in the way of their love making. She tells him that he said that countless times in his letters, and brings out the stack that he’s sent to her.

Outside of Kelly’s, Willow tells Chase that she didn’t realize how much Shiloh’s presence was weighing on her until he was gone. Everything is warmer, brighter, and filled with possibilities. They go inside and see Brad with Wiley. Chase says, the day just got better.

Nina says she’s not asking Sasha to prove she’s her daughter; she knows Sasha is her daughter. It’s not about her. It’s about Lulu. Valentin says, it definitely is. Lulu needs to explain herself. Nina says, it’s not about Sasha either, and Obrecht says they all know it’s because Lulu can’t stand to see Valentin happy with her niece. Valentin says it’s his fault she’s there. She wants to hurt him. Lulu says, it’s not about that, and Nina agrees. It’s about Lulu ruining her wedding because Lulu’s husband deserted her, and she wants everyone to feel as miserable as she does.

Ryan says Ava saved his letters. He knew it. It was breaking his heart thinking she was ignoring him. She says she was ignoring him, but he says she still kept them. It’s so Victorian, isn’t it? Writing and sending letters. Does she read them by candlelight? Does she look forward to a new one? She says, they’re not keepsakes. She saved them to show the authorities that he’s harassing her, and it needs to be stopped. She brought them to the warden in hopes he’d forbid Ryan to send any more. He says please tell him the one activity that keeps him alive isn’t going to be taken away.

Brad tells Willow and Chase that he and Wiley were getting an early breakfast. Chase says he doesn’t know if Wiley remembers him, but he’s sure Wiley knows this beautiful lady. Brad says he was taking Wiley to the park, and Willow says Lucas told her that the swings are Wiley’s favorite. Brad’s phone rings, and he says he has to take the call. Willow says they’ll sit with Wiley, and he goes outside. Brad says he’ll accept the charges, and asks how they’re doing. Nelle asks, how’s Wiley? and he says, good. What’s up? She says she needs his help. Can he come visit right now? He says Lucas is working, and their babysitter is off. Nelle tells him to bring Wiley with him to visit his mom. He says that’s not going to work, but he’ll find someone to watch Wiley. He looks through the window at Willow and Chase with Wiley.

Lulu says, okay. It’s obvious Nina doesn’t want to hear the truth. Nina says Lulu doesn’t want to hear the truth about Dante. Curtis says he made certain the tests were legitimate. He wouldn’t be a party to fraud. Jordan says, Valentin did hire him, and he’s an expert in logistics and a well-plotted crime. Valentin says Jordan will look for any excuse to lock him up. Nina says Lulu was just biding her time, waiting for the perfect opportunity to get back at Valentin for her brother. Valentin says, and because of Charlotte. It’s obvious Charlotte loves Nina more than Lulu. Nina says Lulu is jealous about Charlotte, and made up this ridiculous story to ruin her wedding day. She’s spiteful. Maxie tells Lulu that she must have heard something she misinterpreted. Drop it. Lulu says she would never willingly do this unless she had to. She tried to talk to Nina before the wedding, but Nina shut her down. Lulu didn’t want to know this, but she overheard it clear as day. Obrecht says she’s making it all up; it’s a lie. Lulu says she heard them talking in the ladies room when they didn’t know she was there. Valentin says she was drunk, but Lulu says, don’t even try. Nina says Sasha is the only one who can end this. All she needs to do is tell everyone there that she’s Nina’s daughter. Sasha starts to cry, and says, she’s sorry, but she’s not.

Ava tells Ryan, the warden said the prison can’t curtail free speech. They can only intercept talk of escape or a direct threat. Ryan says, whew! Count him out. He only wrote about his love for her. She says, why the warden didn’t see that as a threat, she doesn’t know. He says he cherishes her, and she says Alexis told her that she can’t get him to stop, but suggested she come there, thinking the warden might take pity on her. No such luck. He says no one knows her like he does, and wonders why no one interviewed him for the Crimson article. He knows her better than anyone. Not Ava in the Garden of Good and Evil, but Ava in the Garden of Only Evil.

Sasha says she’s not Nina’s child. Nina says, that can’t be true. They have multiple tests as proof. Sasha says, all three were faked, and Nina says, that’s crazy. Who could fake three? They act like each other, and finish each other’s sentences. Sasha says, they do, but it’s not genetic. Nina says Sasha is her flesh and blood, but Sasha says, listen to her. It was an elaborate scheme to give Nina the one thing she wanted more than anything; to make her happy. Nina turns to Valentin, and says, to make her happy. Sounds familiar.

Willow says she can’t believe how big Wiley is getting. He’s not a baby anymore, is he? Chase wonders if this was a bad idea; them watching Wiley. He shouldn’t have offered. He’s an insensitive ass. Willow asks what he’s talking about, and he says it’s too hard on her. Willow says she loves this. She’s treasuring every second, and she’s grateful. She wanted to offer, but it’s already awkward with Brad. She knows she makes him nervous, especially around Wiley, and her chances are going to be fewer and farther between. Chase asks, why? They said they want Wiley to know her. She thinks it’s mostly Lucas, and there have to be limits. She gave birth to Wiley, but Brad and Lucas are his parents.

Valentin says Sasha needs to explain herself, and Sasha says Nina needed a daughter, and she needed money. Nina says Sasha never asked her for money. She gave Sasha a job, a place to stay, and some gifts, but whenever she tried to give Sasha anything expensive, Sasha refused. They just talked, rode together, and shared their love for horses. Sasha says she loves to ride horses, and loved their talks; they have so much in common. All of that was absolutely real, but she’s not Nina’s daughter. Nina says Sasha kept her distance at first. When Nina would get close, Sasha retreated, and Nina learned to pull back. Sasha says he had to fight herself so much. She liked Nina, and felt horrible about the lie. She thought distance would be easier for both of them. Nina says all the moments they spent together; the affection, sitting at Sasha’s bedside when she was so sick. Sasha says, it was wonderful. She’s never felt so cherished, but she felt so guilty. She hates hurting Nina like this, but Lulu is right. She’s not Nina’s daughter. Everyone looks so sad, I just want to cry.

Willow says she thought she’d never see Wiley again. She didn’t want to know him. Mostly to protect Wiley, but she thought separation would give her closure, and she’d be able let go. Then Shiloh found Wiley, and suddenly, she had to be close. She had to be in her baby’s life. Now she gets moments  when she has Wiley in her arms. She can smell his hair, and he knows her; not as his mother, but he recognizes her. He smiles when he sees her. It’s too late to feel that closure; to find that distance. Chase says, now that Shiloh’s not a factor, she can change what she wants for Wiley.

Brad sits in the visiting room with Nelle, who says she’s happy he came. Is Wiley with Michael? Brad says Wiley is with the woman who thinks she’s his mother, and the detective who followed Nelle to Port Charles and tried to put her in prison for her fiancé’s murder. She says, Wiley is with Chase? and Brad says he had no other option. She says she’ll let it go. As long as Brad doesn’t leave Wiley with Michael’s new girlfriend.

Nina asks if Obrecht knew, but Obrecht says, nein. Nina asks Sasha, why? and Sasha says, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Simple, clean. She’d come there and say she was Nina’s daughter, then leave as soon as she could. Something happened that she didn’t expect. She found herself loving Nina. She lied about being Nina’s daughter, but not about anything else. She’s grown to love Nina with all her heart.

Ava tells Ryan that she doesn’t want to talk about Crimson, Nina, or what he thinks he knows about her. She gets enough opinions on social media. People are still weighing in on the article. He says she always made an impression, and asks what they’re saying. She says, losing a daughter is what she deserves. Her grief is hollow, and her remorse a pretense. Kiki will never forgive her. He wishes he could make it stop, but Ava says they’re right about Kiki. Kiki will never forgive her. Ryan asks how she knows. Oh, the psychic charlatans who want him to let her go. She says Kiki came to her in a dream. She told Ava about all her failings as a mother; how she’s mean and lets people down over and over. She let Valentin off hook in exchange for the doctor who fixed her face. Doc asks, why revisit Nikolas’s death? She says she revisits everything. She can’t change the things she’s done. She’s afraid she’s the same woman she’s always been. He says he loves her for that.

Sasha asks Nina to please believe her. Nina is the most generous, compassionate person she’s ever met. She loves Nina so much. Nina asks if that’s why Sasha pretended to be her daughter, because Sasha loves her? That’s not love; it’s betrayal. Daily. Hourly. Is she supposed to be happy that she wasn’t tortured? Comforted that Sasha thinks she’s a wonderful person? If that’s Sasha’s version of love, she’s probably after Michael’s money too. That isn’t love. Sasha lied with every beat of her heart. She doesn’t have a heart. Nina snatches the necklace off of Sasha’s neck, and says she loves nothing. Valentin tries to put his hand on Nina’s arm, but she tells him not to touch her. Sasha didn’t do this by herself; she’s not smart enough. What Sasha said, to make her happy. He says they can work through this. He suggests they get Charlotte and go home. She says he lied. He lied to her again. She’s so stupid. She runs out, which is pretty hard in that wedding dress. Outside, she runs into Jax. He holds her, and she tells him to get her the hell out of there. He holds out his hand. She takes it, and they leave.

Brad says Nelle knows about Sasha? and Nelle says Josslyn told her. She was on work detail, and they ran into each other in the park. Josslyn made a point of singing Sasha’s praises. No gratitude for Nelle saving her life. She gives Josslyn a kidney, and Josslyn turns around and tries to hurt her. Josslyn has no idea that it stopped her from blowing the Wiley thing up. She was going to tell Michael in a moment of weakness. It was Wiley’s birthday, and she was on the verge of making Michael the happiest man on earth, when he texted her a picture of Sasha holding the baby. Don’t let it happen again. Brad says it’s impossible at family outings, but he’ll try. She says, do that, and he asks if that’s why she called. She says, no. She needs something else from him.

Chase’s phone rings, and he tells Willow that he has to take it. He goes outside. Willow says she knows what he’s asking. It’s the question she’s afraid to ask herself. Does she want to try to revoke the adoption?

Ava tells Ryan, Kiki is right, but he says he’s not. She says he claims to love her, but his letters are killing her. They’re eating at her soul. She needs him to stop. Please stop. Ryan says it pains him to see her suffer, and she says, stop then. He says he’s not the one killing her. She’s doing that to herself.

Sasha cries, and Michael stay with her. Curtis says, it makes no sense. He vetted Sasha to make sure this very thing didn’t happen. To make sure Nina didn’t get her heart broken. Jordan says he was deceived the way Nina was deceived. There was someone behind the scenes pulling the strings. Maxie says she and Peter knew she was a fraud. Sasha says she was going to tell Nina before the DNA results came in. Maxie wonders why the test results weren’t correct, and Lulu says, she had help from Valentin.

Outside, Valentin tells Obrecht, the limo is there, but Nina is gone. Obrecht says there’s nothing he can say or do. He’ll just make the pain worse. Valentin says Nina acts impulsively without thinking when she’s in pain. Where did she go?

Ava tells Ryan, don’t shrink her. He says their sessions were electrifying. They were good at playing doctor. He nurtured her innermost desires; her deepest, darkest thoughts. She says she has a real therapist now, who believes in her. He says the online venom has her more isolated than ever. He understands. She says, he doesn’t, but he says he’s the only man who ever understood her. She thrived when he treated her. When he came to her, she was wasting away, and when she gave herself to him, she brimmed with life, and glowed with passion. She was happy and healthy, and now look at her. She can’t deny it. She needs him as much as he needs her.

Chase looks through the window at Willow and Wiley. Willow tells Wiley that she wants to really be his mother. She wants to sing him to sleep at night, and cuddle with him in the morning. She wants to push him on the swings, and kiss his booboos when he falls. But that’s what she wants. She knows what he wants. He wants the family he has. He wants Brad and Lucas to read him stories and sing to him. She could never take him away from the daddies he loves. She prays someday that they’ll have their own relationship. When he’s old enough, and comes to her with questions, he’ll understand why she chose to leave him where he is. She wants his happiness more than her own, because she’s his mommy, and loves him with all her heart. Chase smiles.

Nelle tells Brad, she has a parole hearing coming up. Martin Gray is representing her. Brad says, he took her case? He’s practically a celebrity. He asks if it’s pro bono, since she has no money. He wonders if she’s asking him for money, but she says, no. They’re friends. She wouldn’t complicate a friendship with money. She wants him to sign an affidavit on her behalf, talking about her hormonal changes when it went down with Michael. He says, when she tried to kill Michael? and she says, he’s not dead, is he? Her freedom rests on proving she wasn’t rational when Jason set a trap to try and get her to do Michael in. Brad is her one, true friend. Can he write that he noticed her behavioral changes? He can do that, can’t he? After all she’s done for him and Lucas. She’ll never forgot how grief stricken he was when she found him and the poor, lifeless baby in the backseat, and she graced him with hers. Brad says, of course he’ll do it for her. She says she knew she could count on him. They know each other so well. Brad says if she’s granted parole, what is she going to do about Wiley. She says, Wiley will be fine. He asks what she means, and she tells the guard she’s done. She thanks Brad, and jets.

Lulu doesn’t think Sasha could have pulled this off without help. Maxie says, Obrecht and Valentin. Michael says, Sasha had every intention of telling Nina the truth, at a better time and place. Maxie asks how long he’s known, and he says they can’t do this right now. He tells Sasha, let’s go, and they leave. Maxie says Lulu needs to tell her exactly what she heard. Lulu says she’s sorry, but she thinks Obrecht and Valentin were in on it. Maxie asks if that’s what she thinks, or what Sasha said. Lulu asks what she’s implying, and Maxie says Lulu was eavesdropping, and something they said convinced her. Lulu says, it happens to be true, but Maxie tells her that she didn’t say it wasn’t. Lulu asks why she’s defending Valentin. She heard what she heard. Obrecht comes back in, and Maxie says she need to know the truth from her, as James’s grandmother. Valentin joins them, and says Lulu finally got to him, and broke Nina’s heart. Good for her. Enjoy her victory.

Jax brings Nina to a house, telling her that he just got this place. He takes the cover off of a couch, and asks her to sit down. He says he’ll get her a drink, and they can talk if she wants to. Nina sits, looking shell-shocked.

Ava tells Ryan that she’s not punishing herself. She’ll get better without him. Stop writing. She’s not reading his letters anymore. He says when she admits her love, he can start healing her, and she tells him, go to hell. She’s leaving the letters; she doesn’t need them. She gets up, and he says, those are hers. She leaves, and he slams the phone down. The guard tells him, back to his cell, and he gets up, laden with chains. He sees Nelle in the hallway, and she asks if he had a good visit with Ava. He says, she’ll come around, and asks how Nelle is doing. Nelle says, never better.

Chase tells Willow, sorry, but she says, don’t apologize. She and Wiley were having a deep conversation. He says, about what? and she says, about how happy he is with Brad and Lucas, the daddies he loves. Chase thinks she’s great, and she says he’s pretty great himself, and Wiley agrees.

Nelle says she has a parole hearing soon. A fantastic lawyer is representing her, and she could be free by winter. Ryan says keep him in mind when she’s on the outside. He may need a favor. She says, that’s what kindred spirits are for.

Sasha tells Michael that she didn’t intend for it to happen like this. She could have lied, but she had to be honest. This was supposed to be Nina’s happiest day, and she broke Nina’s heart. For what? To pat herself on the back for telling the truth? Meanwhile, Nina just lost her daughter, fiancé, and stepdaughter. Michael says, it’s Lulu’s doing, but Sasha doesn’t care about Lulu. She cares about Nina. She loves Nina. Michael holds Sasha, and says she has to get herself together.

Curtis tells Jordan that Valentin not only hurt Nina, he used him to do it. Big mistake. He’s going to find out how the DNA test went wrong. Jordan says they have no evidence of fraud, but it’s early. They’ll see how everything shakes out. Curtis says, Valentin will pay.

Obrecht tells Maxie that Lulu misunderstood. She wouldn’t dishonor Nathan’s memory by hurting his sister this way. She’s off to find her niece. Maxie tells Peter that she believes Obrecht. He isn’t sure what to believe anymore, and she says, her either. She wants to go home, see James, and remind herself that there’s good in the world. He says, him too. She says she hates that they were right. Poor Nina. She hugs Peter, and asks him to promise there will never be secrets between them.

Lulu tells Dustin, everyone thinks it’s her fault. He says, they’re blaming the messenger, and she says she did this to set an example for Charlotte. Valentin comes out, and says Nina lost her stepdaughter today. He supposes that’s been Lulu’s goal all along, but she destroyed the woman he loves in the process. She’s going to regret that for the rest of her life.

Jax tells Nina that he has a bottle of scotch he always keeps in reserve. He doesn’t drink it that often. He had a glass when his father died, and after his father’s funeral, and he’s had a few with his brother Jerry. He saves it for when he loses something or someone. When life knocks wind out of you, you don’t know if you’ll ever breathe again, but you do eventually. Nina says Sasha’s not her daughter. She said so. She doesn’t have a daughter. She cries, and says, she never did.

Tomorrow, Robert has to deliver some news in person, Kim visits Martin, and Sonny wonders what the connection between Shiloh and Peter is.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Scottsdale, Arizona. Kelly meets best friends Christine and Lisa at a bar. In her interview, Kelly explains that Lisa was her best friend in grade school, and she’s known Christine since college. They always have her back. They sit outside, and Kelly tells them about bopping the bowl on Shannon’s head, claiming it was only of medium force. Christine thought Kelly’s punching days over, and Lisa reminds her of when they used to go out, and there would be fighting. In Kelly’s interview, she says as a seventeen-year-old, she was a bit rambunctious and wild. She almost got kicked out of Catholic high school. She put gas on an S and M, for St. Mary’s, on the school lawn and set it on fire. She ended up getting arrested. She reads a message from brother Eric, and says she misses seeing him and her mom. She and Eric have always been best friends. She reads, I love you sis. In her interview, she says for him to make an apology was huge. What had been said felt wrong, but it felt wrong for them not to be together. Christine says they’re better together than apart, and Lisa says they’re too close not to talk. I make snore noises, wondering if this is the best we can do.

Shannon invites Vicki, Gina, and Emily over for a food tasting. She wants to get her website going, and she’s working on new meals for her cuisine line. We flash back to the first tasting with her kids. Emily asks Shannon if she’s resolved things with Kelly. Shannon thinks so, but then… In her interview, Emily says that she’s the first person at Costco on free sample day. If Shannon wants someone to try out her free food, she’s there. Gina says she had a date with Shane’s cousin. She was excited (it must not take much), and he stood her up. Emily says the cousin texted her and said he got injured. Gina says it’s par for Gina 2019. Clearly, she’s having a bad year. Shannon says she went on a blind date with a sprained ankle. Vicki thinks Gina should call him. Shannon asks if anyone has talked since the trip, and Gina says she had fun. Emily says once she and Gina worked through things, it was good for her. Vicki says they’ve all gone sideways at some point. Emily tells them it means a lot to have a fight like that, say things they regret – we flash back to their argument in the hotel – then come back to the friendship, being legitimately sorry. In Emily’s interview, she thinks she’s good now, and can trust in the relationship, but she’s still a little hurt. Gina says she and Matt have been separated for a year and a half now, and he’s trying to get back in her pants. Vicki asks if she’s tempted. Gina says, no, and Emily asks if Vicki thinks Matt would cheat on his girlfriend with his ex-wife. Gina says she get to the point where she’s moved on, and he pulls her back. Emily has been texting, and says the cousin broke his big toe playing soccer. Gina says she got stood up for a toe? In Gina’s interview, she says, you only have ten. When one goes down, you can’t possibly soldier on. You only have nine more. It’s just a toe, bro. Emily calls the cousin, and says Gina wants to talk to him. Gina says he stood her up, and he says he’s heartbroken too. For a toe, it’s very west coast of him. It wouldn’t happen on the east coast. She could just piggyback him. Maybe it’s just as well he stood her up, since he sounds weird.

Braunwyn is having photographer Joey take a family photo. In her interview, she says, doing a photo shoot with seven kids is like Dante’s seventh circle of hell. They’ve taken one whenever they’ve had a baby. They don’t fit the California norm, so why try? If she sees one more family photo on a beach with everyone wearing khaki pants, she’ll vomit on herself. They pose around a giant chair outside. She says, the chaos with the ladies can’t compare to the chaos with her normal. Afterwards, Shawn asks how the trip went. Braunwyn says she thought it would be all kale, green juice, and namaste. It was a little namaste, and a lot of tequila. She didn’t think she would talk about half the stuff she talked about. Shawn says she got away from the kids, and she says it was super fun. She went topless in the hot tub with Tamra. She’s very pretty. She spaces out, and we flash back to the hot tub. She tells Shawn that she got sidetracked. She told Tamra about the threesome on big birthdays, and Shawn says, now she knows a bit about him. She says, sorry, and Shawn says they feel each other’s boobs, and it’s downhill from there. Braunwyn says they do have the apartment, and Shawn says, not with anyone they’re close to. Yikes.

Gina meets Emily and Shane for dinner, and says, great date. In Gina’s interview, she says, it’s important to find humor in situations. If you don’t have to cry, you might as well laugh. Emily has been having physical problems, and Gina tells Emily that she needs to take care of herself. Shane says she made a doctor’s appointment, but didn’t go. Emily says she knows it will be bad, and she’ll have to do physical therapy. In her interview, Gina says she’s watched Emily struggle physically, and it pisses her off that she doesn’t go to the doctor. Emily and Gina order a pig head, and freak out when they’re served a pig head. Emily asks if Gina texted the cousin, and Gina says she got a text back, and he told her she’s sweet. They’re good. She says Matt texted her, calling her for not going to one of the kid’s baseball games. Shane asks if she’s gone to other ones, and she says, of course. He says Matt’s no less of a parent; why didn’t he go? He asks if Gina thinks Matt really believes that or is he just trying to make her feel bad? She says he’s trying to make her feel bad, and Shane says she’s letting it work. In Gina’s interview, she says she does one thing for herself, and gets annihilated. She says, being sexy didn’t work, now he’s trying to make her think she’s not a good parent. Shane says a cow will walk a fence looking for a hole, but when they realize there’s no exit, they stop. Matt is looking to see what works. Don’t let him get to her, and he’ll stop. She says, Matt’s the cow.

In her interview, Shannon says she’s had a multitude of natural procedure to fix herself. Today, she’s getting an O shot. The doctor tells her it heightens orgasm, and will give her some oomph. Shannon says she’s turning 55, and on the dating scene. If it’s nothing invasive, and on the natural side, bring it on. Up until now, she was in a marriage that didn’t work out so well. We flash back to the interview where she said David told her that he went to his mistress after being intimate with Shannon on her birthday. She says today, she’s celebrating, and kicking it up a notch. She also gets a facial peel while she’s at it. The doctor says she looks happier, and Shannon says she’s happier than she’s ever been. She gets the shot, and she’s like, wow. She says she needs to have sex.

Tamra and Shannon go to Braunwyn’s apartment, and she gives them a tour. It’s really beautiful, with her mother’s art everywhere. She says, Shawn’s office is two minutes away. Braunwyn tells them about Rowan doing her first fashion show, and says she’ll be the youngest designer to ever show during OC fashion week. We see a clip of Rowan discussing her designs, and Braunwyn says the show is on a three story mega yacht. Shannon tells them about the procedure she had, saying it heightens arousal, and Braunwyn is like, go for it. Tamra thinks it sounds painful, and Shannon says it lasts for about six months. Tamra says Shannon had better get looking, and Braunwyn is excited for Shannon and her vagina.

Tamra, Vicki, and Steve go golfing. Tamra tells Vicki that she doesn’t like group birthdays, and Vicki says she and Shannon always celebrate their birthdays together. We flash back to some celebrations, and Tamra says Shannon wants to go barhopping to find guys. Vicki says she’s over that, and Tamra says for Vicki’s birthday, she thought they’d go to a Southern tea house. They can have a tea party and dress up with big hats. It will be elegant and classy like her. They hug, and Vicki tells Steve about it. In Tamra’s interview, she says Shannon hasn’t had the best birthdays, and she thought it would be fun to pull a train… take a train. Vicki asks Steve to tell Tamra what’s going on, and in her interview, she says she thinks Steve has a ring in his bag on the golf cart. She steps away, and Steve tells Tamra that he’s planning to propose. He has the ring already. Tamra asks how he’s doing it, but he says, that’s the secret. Vicki comes back, and Tamra says Meghan is coming. Vicki asks why Meghan would be coming to her birthday, but Tamra says, she isn’t. She’s coming to Shannon’s party. Vicki asks if she’s bringing the kids, and Tamra says, no. Sure. People always bring their kids when they go bar hopping.

Emily goes to Cut Fitness, where Eddie and Tamra are waiting. Tamra says she told Eddie about Emily’s injuries, and Emily says she has arthritis in her hips and knees. Tamra asks if it flares up when Emily gains weight, and Emily says, it’s a vicious cycle. In Tamra’s interview, she thinks Emily has issues in her life, and gains weight when she’s unhappy. She does. Eddie tells Emily that he understands. When he was dealing with his heart issue, he had no motivation, and he’s a trainer. Tamra asks how Emily’s diet is; what’s her normal day? Emily says she has coffee with cream and sugar in the morning. She might eat lunch, but if she’s at work, she goes to Del Taco. In her interview, she says she doesn’t think tacos are bad per se, but she’s not a one taco kind of girl. She felt if she told Tamra about the problem, it’s a first step. Tamra asks if Emily wants to take another step, and looks at the scale. She says, only Eddie has to look. Eddie explains that the scale shows how much body fat and how much lean muscle there is. Emily says she hasn’t weighed herself in almost a year; she doesn’t want to know. She takes her shoes off, and says she’s avoiding knowing. She prefers living in ignorance and denial. She doesn’t look, and Eddie says he’s going to print out a report. She can take it, or they can keep it. She says she’ll look at it in her closet. In Emily’s interview, she says living in the land of denial works for her. If she doesn’t know, she doesn’t have to address it or do anything about it. Eddie says, without telling her the total weight, her total fat is 65, and muscle 126. Since we can all add, she knows that’s 191, and says it’s the most she’s weighed in a while. Considering her height, I actually don’t think it’s that bad. Eddie says her body fat percentage is 34%, which is considered obese. Again, not awful, since I think the maximum for women is around 21%. Tamra says, Shannon was at 40%, and look at her now. In Tamra’s interview, she says her heart breaks for Emily. Emily doesn’t open up often, so seeing her this upset, opens Tamra’s heart to her. She tells Emily, don’t concentrate on the number. In her interview, Emily says she’s upset with herself. She can’t keep up with her children, and wants to play with them. Eddie tells her, it’s a lifetime project.

Kelly goes to lunch with brother JR. In her interview, she says he’s her eldest brother, and has great relationships with her mom and Eric. When her life goes to sh*t, he’s there to pick up the pieces, and tell her how to behave. He says he misses Jolie, and they need to get everyone together. They don’t want any regrets, and Kelly needs to have a conversation with their mom. In Kelly’s interview, she says she and her mom have issues because they’re similar. Her mother is the first one to get in a fight, and we’re products of our environment. JR’s wife Karly joins them, and Kelly asks if she should call Eric now. JR suggests she try. She gets Eric on the phone, telling him that she’s in Scottsdale, and says she appreciates the apology. She says JR is getting them all worked out again. She loves him and misses their mom. She resolved her issue Vicki, who she hates, and thinks it’s time to make things right. Holding on to resentment and anger eats you up inside. Eric says he wants to try and meet, but he’s going into a work meeting right now, so they’ll talk later. Kelly tells JR that she doesn’t know why Eric is being so sensible. JR says it’s been two years since Kelly talked to their mom, and it would be nice to have the relationship back. They can make this happen. In Kelly’s interview, she says she came on the trip to see her mom, and it’s the perfect window of opportunity to make amends with both her and Eric. She thanks JR and Karly for their support.

Emily meets Alexis Bellino for dinner. In her interview, she says she and Alexis have the same circle of friends, and runs not her frequently. She’s a sweet person, and they both have three kids and a lot in common. Alexis says she just got back from Thailand, where she went with boyfriend Drew, and has jet lag. It’s like fairy tale love, and she can’t believe it’s real. Everyone says she and Drew have something they’ve never seen. Emily asks how co-parenting with Jim is going, and Alexis says, it’s working out well. She loves the relationship between Jim and their kids. They were married for fourteen years, and divorce sucks; it’s like a death. You can grow apart or together, and they grew apart. It was broken for years. We flash back to Jim telling Alexis that wives should stay home. Alexis realized it was time to move on. She says Emily seems tense, and asks how she’s doing with the women. Emily says Gina was pissed at her.

Gina meets Tamra for shopping. She asks if the party for Shannon is a surprise. Tamra says it was supposed to be, but Shannon asked, saying she’d tell Tamra. Tamra says she needs to get some gag gifts at Spencer’s. They need a lot of d*cks on the train their pulling. Gina thinks it’s hysterical. She says she’s not happy with Emily. She was supposed to have a date with Shane’s cousin. Tamra says she heard he broke his toe, and Gina says she texted him and said it was okay, but feel free to ask again.

Emily tells Alexis that Shane’s cousin had a girlfriend, but she didn’t know.

Tamra wonders why the cousin agreed to go, and Gina insists Emily must have known. She was humiliated. Tamra wonders if it was a pity date.

Emily says she got a text from Gina, but when she texted back, she got no response. She called three times, and texted at least ten.

Gina says she doesn’t want to hear Emily’s excuses, and Tamra says she just got in a good place with Emily. Just a thought, but Gina needs to quit taking everything so personally when she doesn’t really know what’s going on. She needs to be a grown-up instead of running away, and ghosting Emily every time there’s a perceived problem.

Alexis tells Emily, just because Jesus said to turn the other cheek, sometimes it’s a no. In Emily’s interview, she says she didn’t know he had a girlfriend. When one sentence could clear it up, Gina won’t give her the opportunity. She says, on Shannon’s birthday, they’re taking a train to Del Mar, and she has anxiety about it. She doesn’t want to do this there, or ruin Shannon’s birthday. It’s the wrong time and place. Alexis says Emily is a good person; no question about it.

Gina tells Tamra that she doesn’t want to take time away from her kids to go on a fake date. She’d rather not date at all. In Gina’s interview, she says Emily is supposed to be her best friend. She’s supposed to be doing things to make Gina’s life better. She tells Tamra that she can’t trust Emily or Shane, and Tamra says, it’s just a dirty game.

Later this season: costumes, parties, costume parties, Brian puts Kelly in the friendzone, Vicki gets engaged, Gina hooks up with Matt, Emily feels like Shane talks down to her, Tamra goes to therapy with son Ryan, Braunwyn is out of control, Tamra thinks Shannon is behind the drama, Kelly talks to her mother, Kelly tells Emily that she failed anger management, sharks, and Vicki says Kelly is a terrible person.

🐣 The Rebirth of Alexis…

Sorry. I mixed her up with Gretchen when talking about the preview last week. They all start to look alike after a while.

https://people.com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellino-jim-bellino-broken-marriage/

🐙 Dream On…

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October 7, 2019 – Making a Connection, a New Deck In Thailand, Valor’s Newbies, GG Has Good News, Mario Pushes Jill & Cohen Fire

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Great start to the week already, I miss a minute or two of the beginning. The bizarre thing is, I started off with extra time this morning. Such is life. Moving on.

Peter says, they’re all set. All they need now is the bride. Valentin wonders what the delay is, and Maxie tells him, it’s the bride’s prerogative to keep her groom waiting.

Outside, Obrecht wants to take one more picture, but Nina says, there will be plenty of time for that later. Lulu says she needs to speak to Nina. It’s important. Nina asks what’s more important than the happiest day of her life?

Obrecht is sure whatever Lulu has to say can wait until after the ceremony. Lulu says, it can’t. Nina says it’s her wedding day. She’s getting ready to walk down the aisle. Lulu says they have to talk right now; privately. Nina says, it’s never ending with her, and Lulu asks what that’s supposed to mean. Nina says she knows what it means. Michael arrives, and says Sasha looks incredible, and so does Nina. Nina thanks him, and he says he’ll see Sasha inside. Maxie comes out with two bouquets, giving them to Nina and Sasha. She says, Valentin is getting antsy. Let’s do this, people. Ready? Lulu says she has to tell Nina something that can’t wait.

Josslyn tells Jax that she didn’t know at the time, but Dev helped Sonny rescue Dante in Turkey, and ended up saving Sonny’s life. When Dev was on his own, he didn’t feel safe. Jax asks, from what? and Josslyn says, the people after him; she’s not sure exactly. Dev made it to the U.S., hoping Sonny could help him out. He came there first, but Sonny wasn’t home, so he went to Dante’s. That’s how she ended up at the police station. Jax says, what? and she says she wasn’t under arrest. Jax says he would hate that, and hate to be the last person to know. She says she went in Lulu’s house, and thought Dev was a burglar. He kept telling her that he knew Sonny, but it didn’t make sense. By then the police were there, but she called Sonny, and it was straightened out. The next day, Dev was there. Jax says, strange for her, and Josslyn says, it was pretty random, but he seemed nice enough. Sonny wanted to find a way to protect Dev. It wasn’t safe to send him back, so he made Dev part of the family. Jax says, his life was on the line, and she says, no one shared the details, but that’s the impression she got. He says it sounds like she didn’t get a choice.

Sam says, just because he wasn’t dressed for it, doesn’t mean Peter wasn’t headed to the gym. Jason says, there are no gyms by the pier. Sam asks if Dev is sure Peter didn’t say where he was headed. Dev says he was in a hurry, and not really paying attention, and she asks, what about at the hospital? Did Peter seem anxious? Dev says he was more focused on the police finding Shiloh. Jason thanks Dev, who asks if they think Carly is up for a visit. Sam says Sonny is in with her; maybe tomorrow. Dev ask them to give Carly his best. He leaves, and Sam says, Peter was definitely working with Shiloh. That had to be it. Jason says now they have to figure out how.

Sonny tells Carly, she needs to sleep. Carly knows, but she can’t stop thinking about how differently things could have gone. Sonny asks if they did, and she says, no. He says, Donna had an addressable, correctable condition, and they have amazing resources at their disposal. She says, so many don’t have them, especially the support of family. Sonny says their daughter will live a normal life, and Carly says, screw normal. She wants Donna to live a spectacular life. She tells him to say it again, and he says, what? She says, their daughter. He kisses her, and leaves.

Lulu asks Nina if there’s somewhere they can talk, and Nina says, the reception, or her office after the honeymoon. Maxie says, it’s not the time, but Lulu says if she doesn’t, it will be too late. Nina can’t believe this, and Maxie pulls Lulu aside, and tells her that she gets Lulu doesn’t like Nina with Valentin. She doesn’t either, but whatever Lulu is about to do, don’t. Lulu says Maxie doesn’t understand, but Maxie says she does. It’s hard to watch Valentin get his happily ever after, but don’t ruin it for Nina just because she doesn’t like him. Charlotte runs out, and says, the music started, and Sasha says, she’s on. Obrecht says unless Charlotte’s mother has other ideas. Charlotte asks, what’s wrong?

Lulu says they’ll talk later, and Nina says she can’t wait. She tells Charlotte, good luck, and asks Maxie if she has any idea what that was about. Maxie says she doesn’t, and doesn’t want Nina worrying about it. Not today. She tells Nina, break a leg, and goes into the church.

Lulu sits next to Dustin, and says she couldn’t do it. Charlotte was so excited and hopeful. Peter tells Valentin, it’s show time. Dustin puts his arm around Lulu, and everyone sits. Charlotte comes down the aisle, tossing rose petals, and Valentin blows her a kiss. Sasha follows, and nods to Michael. Here Comes the Bride begins to play, and everyone gets up. Obrecht walks Nina down the aisle.

Josslyn tells Jax, it’s not like that. She told them that she wanted to help. He says he knows, and she says, no one pressured or forced her; just the opposite. Her mom went overboard, asking her if it was okay. She hated that Josslyn was lying to him.  He’s glad her mom is looking out for her – and him. It’s an untenable situation, and needs to be fixed. She says, if the only fix is sending Dev away, it’s not the fix she wants.

Carly wakes up, calling out for Donna. Bobbie tells her, it’s okay. Carly says she thought the baby was crying. Is Bobbie sure she’s fine? She asks Bobbie to check on the baby, and Bobbie says she’ll be right back.

Jason and Sam goes to Spinelli’s hotel room. He apologizes that there are no snacks in the mini-bar, and Jason can’t believe he blew through it already. Sam says they didn’t come to eat, and Spinelli says he hasn’t received authorization yet from the court to check the recording out. Jason says, while their anxious to prove it’s a fake… Sam finishes, that’s not why they’re here. Spinelli asks if Carly brought forth another Corinthos, and Sam says, a baby girl – Donna. Spinelli says, Italian for great, noble lady. It’s fitting. Sam says, everyone is great, but that’s still not why they’re here. Spinelli is intrigued, and Sam says they think Peter has a connection to Shiloh. They need Spinelli’s help to narrow it down. Spinelli says, done.

Maxie tells Lulu, good call. She’s never seen Nina so happy. They go inside, and the minister says they’re here today to witness and bless this marriage. Marriage is a sacred trust, not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and honestly. He asks who gives Nina to Valentin, and Obrecht says, she gives herself, but on behalf of the family, she gives their blessing. She kisses Nina on the cheek, and sits. Valentin tells Nina that he loves her, and she says she loves him too.

Jax understands Josslyn’s impulse to help, and he’s proud that she wants to, but Sonny set this in motion. It seemed like a good idea, and she went along with it, but she’s just a kid, and her mom is married to… Sonny. Josslyn says, so? He says he’s looking at this from a closed perspective, and not looking at avenues other than his own. As her father, it’s his job to look out for her. Josslyn asks what he’s going to do, but he doesn’t know yet. She says, Dev is a good guy, and desperate to stay in the country. He’s not arguing with her compassion, but Dev isn’t his priority. He has to figure out what’s best for her. Sonny comes in, and Josslyn asks how Carly and the baby are. Sonny says, great, and the cutest. Josslyn can’t wait until the baby is older, and Sonny says, it’ll be a while, but worth the wait. Jax asks if Sonny has a minute to talk, and Josslyn says she has to meet up with someone. She’ll text if she won’t be home for dinner. When she’s gone, Jax calls Sonny a son of a bitch, and says he hasn’t changed at all, has he?

Carly asks Bobbie if Donna is okay, and Bobbie says, if by okay, she means perfect, then Donna is okay. She had a great feeding, a good burp, and is currently passed out. Carly can’t wait to hold her again, and Bobbie ask when that will be. Carly says, tomorrow. It feels like a long  bumpy road is finally starting to smooth out. Bobbie asks why Carly didn’t tell her what she was dealing with.

Jason tells Spinelli that Shiloh called him out of the blue, offering him information. Spinelli says, and he dangled Peter in front of Jason. Sam says they think there’s more to it, and Spinelli says, he didn’t think anything of it at the time, but he overheard Peter on the phone at Crimson the day Shiloh was being transferred. Sam says, the same day Shiloh escaped.  She asks who Peter was talking to, and Spinelli tells her, Peter said it was a colleague, currently working on the magazine. He insisted they’d better be finished by the end of the trial, and to keep him posted. Sam wonders what was to be finished, and Jason wonders who Peter was talking to.

The minister tells everyone that Nina and Valentin wrote their own vows; less work for him. Valentin says, ladies first. Nina says it’s no secret they’ve been there before. it didn’t end well, and she thought that was it. She’d never find the faith to trust, or the courage to let herself love again. She found those things in an unexpected place. The husband who broke her heart, rebuilt it to be stronger. He blessed her a million times with her beautiful stepdaughter, Charlotte, and added to that joy with her beautiful daughter, Sasha. She can’t express how much it meant. It’s forever changed her life in the best possible way. She was broken before, and he healed her. She didn’t think she could love him anymore, then realized she couldn’t love him any more. She loves him forevermore. He tears up, and thinks he should have gone first. He doesn’t know how to follow that. She may not have been his wife, but he’s always been married to her. She is always, has always, and always will be, the love of his life. He thanks her, and thanks whatever forces brought her to him. They’ll never be apart. They belong together. Two crazy peas in a pod. He’s grateful to whatever forces led him to her. Lulu flashes back to Valentin telling her, they need to stay calm and communicate as adults. There are some things she doesn’t know. She says she knows he’s a liar and murderer. Why would she believe him? Valentin thanks Nina for putting faith in him that he didn’t deserve. He thanks her for believing in him when she shouldn’t have, and thanks her for second chances. He promises her that he won’t waste it, just as he promises to love, honor, and cherish her, as long as he draws breath. The minister says, for formality’s sake, if anyone knows a reason why this couple shouldn’t be married, speak now or forever hold your peace Which, btw, they only say at fictitious weddings. Lulu says she has something to say. Valentin looks pissed.  I’m thinking I don’t believe what she said to Dustin that revenge has noting to do with it. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think I’d leave everyone have their happiness here.

During the break, there’s a commercial for a DNA kit, which is kind of funny, considering.

Sonny says Josslyn told Jax about Dev, and Jax says, yeah. Sonny says, here’s the deal. Jax can be mad at him all he wants, but don’t take it out on Dev. Jax says he’s not taking it out on Dev; he’s protecting Josslyn. Sonny asks, from what? and Jax says, whoever Dev is running from.

Josslyn waits at the café. Dev comes in, and she thanks him for meeting her. Dev asks if everything is okay, and Josslyn says baby Donna and her mom are fine. He says she had him worried. He’s guessing he should still be worried. She says her dad knows the truth about him, and Dev asks how he found out. She says she told him.

Carly tells Bobbie, it’s not about trust. Bobbie had so much going on with her diagnosis. Diabetes is a lot; all day, every day. She thought Bobbie had so much on her plate already. Bobbie says when it comes to her kids, she can always take more. Capiche? Carly says, capiche.

Sam doesn’t understand why Peter would be monitoring Shiloh’s trial. Spinelli says Peter tried to spin it, saying it was because he was a publisher, but Sam says, that’s what reporters do. Spinelli says he doesn’t trust Peter far as he can throw him. Sam says, he’s sleazy, and Spinelli says, that’s the word. Along with deceptive. Sam says, inauthentic, nauseating…  Spinelli says Peter should be imprisoned, like he did Jason. Jason says they have nothing on him yet. What about the colleague Spinelli mentioned? Spinelli says Peter called from a burner phone, and Sam says Peter will just say he’s calling an anonymous source for The Invader. Jason wonders about the surveillance cameras where the phone was purchased, and Spinelli says he’ll look into it, but right now, they should look into the world’s biggest motivator, and follow the money.

Lulu says she’s sorry to interrupt, but needs to speak to Nina alone. It’s not something that can wait. Charlotte asks what she’s doing, and Lulu says what she needs to say is really important. Michael gets up, and suggests he take Lulu outside for some air. Lulu says she doesn’t need air; she need to talk to Nina. Nina tells Valentin that she’s about to lose her mind, and Valentin asks Lulu to please leave. She says she’s not leaving until Nina hears the truth.

Jax says, it’s vintage Sonny. Hiding behind innocents who love him. He uses those who love him as a shield, like he did Robin and Brenda. He continues to use Carly. Jax has watched for years, as Sonny hid behind them, but he’s not letting Sonny put Josslyn’s life in danger. Sonny says he can’t send Dev back to a country where there’s a bounty on his head. Jax says Sonny invited Dev into his daughter’s home, and Sonny says, where nobody can find him. Jax says, what if it goes wrong, and Josslyn gets caught in the crossfire? He can’t live with that, and wants Dev out. Sonny asks if he’s threatening to take Josslyn, and Jax says what he wants to do is protect Josslyn and Carly.

Josslyn tells Dev, her father asked, and she couldn’t lie anymore. Dev says he totally gets why she told the truth. How did he take it? She says, he wasn’t thrilled, especially since it’s illegal. He wants her safe. She tried to convince him to leave things the way they are. He’s not going to turn Dev into ICE, or have him deported or arrested. He’s just worried about her and her mom, and when her dad is worried, he usually does something. She just doesn’t know what the something is going to be.

Carly says she’s still scared, and Bobbie says, there’s nothing worse than fearing for the well-being of your child. Carly says, what if she’s not enough for Donna, and the challenges she’s facing? How will she help Donna get through them? Bobbie says it’s no secret they haven’t always agreed on Carly’s choices, but there’s no stronger or more committed and loving mother than she is. Donna’s condition is correctable, and she’ll be okay. Carly says she’s grateful. Bobbie says, no matter what, she’ll always be the support and help Carly needs. Carly says she loves Bobbie so much, and Bobbie says, back atcha. Always and forever.

Spinelli tells Sam and Jason, success! He’s accessed Peter’s bank account records – for research purposes only. Sam says she sees a lot of zeros. Peter withdrew $35K in cash the same day Shiloh took her hostage on the Haunted Star. Jason says, Shiloh could have used Peter’s help to get away, and Sam adds, he could have facilitated Shiloh’s escape, Spinelli says he wants it to be true. And not just because Peter should get what’s coming to him. Sam says, it will break Maxie’s heart. Spinelli says Maxie was planning on making Peter part of his daughters life. He’s been playing along, because Maxie will say it’s just a grudge, but it’s more than that. Peter is vindictive, deceitful, and evil. Jason says they need to prove he’s guilty, and Spinelli says, then prove it they shall.

Valentin says no one has any interest in anything Lulu has to say. She says she’s not going anywhere, and Nina asks the reverend to take Charlotte to the playroom downstairs. Charlotte doesn’t want to go, but Nina explains it’s an adult conversation. She’ll get Charlotte as soon as they’re done. Valentin says something to Charlotte in French, and she goes with the minister. Nina says Lulu is being s spiteful little bitch. Maxie gets between Lulu and Nina, and Lulu says she doesn’t care what Nina thinks. Nina says Lulu doesn’t care about anyone but herself. It makes sense given their history, that Lulu would ruin this day. At least she’s consistent. Lulu says she has to tell Nina that Sasha isn’t really her daughter.

Bobbie says she brought Carly something. Technically, it’s for Donna. She hands Carly a gift bag, and Carly looks inside. She takes something out, and says, BJ’s music box. Bobbie says, now it belongs to BJ’s little niece. Carly asks if Bobbie is sure she wants to give it away, and Bobbie says, BJ would want Donna to have it. Carly says, it’s perfect, and thanks her. Bobbie says, let her dance, and Carly opens the box. Music plays while the ballerina twirls.

Josslyn says she wishes she could tell Dev nothing is going to change, but she knows her dad. Dev thinks it’s cool. She says, which part? and he says, her and her father. It’s an honest relationship, and he acts on her behalf. Even if they don’t agree, they still respect each other. Josslyn says Dev has that too; someone looking out for him – Sonny.

Jax says the only reason he doesn’t take Josslyn out of there now, is that Carly just gave birth to a baby with special needs. She has enough stress; they don’t need to pile it on. Sonny says he and Carly are on the same page, but Jax says he saw the look on Carly’s face. She wasn’t happy. She wanted to send Dev to boarding school. Sonny just doesn’t care, does he? He wanted to ram this new family member down everyone’s throats, play the big hero, and feel good about himself. He always knew Sonny was selfish, but Sonny just took it to a whole new level. Sonny claims he loves them, but Jax actually does. He will protect Carly and Josslyn, no matter what. Sonny asks what Jax means, and Jax says he’s late for a wedding, and jets. Sonny wonders what to do about Dev.

Spinelli wonders if Maxie should get a heads up, but Jason says they’re just operating on a hunch. Sam says they’re not close to their objective. Until they know what the connection is, they’re going to sit tight. It’s going to blow some people’s worlds apart. Jason says that’s why they need to know the truth. Spinelli hates that Maxie is getting in deeper.

Nina asks, what did Lulu say? Lulu repeats that Sasha isn’t her daughter. She’s sorry. Nina asks if Lulu has to ruin everything, and Lulu says she overheard Sasha and Obrecht talking at the bachelorette party. She’s sure Valentin is in on the whole thing. Nina says it’s turning out to be a party; is it a conspiracy? Maxie says there were three DNA tests, and Lulu says she’s just repeating what she heard. Nina says she heard wrong. Nina looks at Sasha and says, tell Lulu that she’s her daughter.

Tomorrow, Jordan tells Curtis that someone is pulling the strings. Ryan tells Ava that she needs him as much as he needs her, and Nina says one word from Sasha can end this once and for all.

Below Deck

Kate is excited to be in Thailand. It’s been on her bucket list for years. She’s hoping it goes better than last year. Captain Lee says, the scenery is impressive. Ashton says this time, he’s in a position to lead, but he still wants to have a lot of fun. New chef Kevin says he’s made waitresses cry, but thinks that’s behind him now.  New stew Simone says her friends would describe her as the life of the party, and other new stew Courtney says she likes yachting, but not working. She’d rather sip champagne on the beach, but she has to make money. New deckhand Brian is from South Africa. He grew up a wild child, and works hard, but what’s life without a bit of fun? Other new deckhand Abbi says she’s always been one of the boys, and loves to prove people wrong about her. Third new deckhand Tanner’s motto is GVO – good vibes only. Kate says she thinks it’s possible for them to be one big happy family, but it never lasts long.

Phuket, Thailand. I will refrain from jokes. Kate tells us that Thailand is unlike any other place. It’s beautiful, the massages are great, and she loves pad Thai. Captain Lee complains about the charts having no depth indications on them. He asks Kate if she’s ready, and shows her what she has to work with, noting there’s a new chef. She looks their sheets over, and he says, Ashton is coming back as bosun. Kate says, he’s earned it. He tells her the Valor hasn’t changed much. She’s a cocky old broad.

Everyone arrives. Simone and Courtney meet Ashton, and Ashton goes to the bridge to say hi to the captain. Captain Lee says Ashton’s got both feet. Ashton says he’s healthy and strong, and excited to be bosun. In his interview, Ashton says he has 100% more pressure this season. He had to manage himself last season, and that in itself was a challenge. The captain shows him the deckhands’ sheets, and says he has some good talent. Ashton confirms guests are coming tomorrow, and the captain says they’ll try to keep him alive this year. In Captain Lee’s interview, he says, last season, Ashton displayed the qualities of a bosun. He’s hoping Ashton steps up to the job, because babysitting ain’t  happening.

Kevin introduces himself to Kate, and she tells him that he’s bunking with Ashton. In her interview, she says if she had a dollar for every crazy yacht chef she’s worked with, she’d have her own yacht with a crazy yacht chef.  We flash back to the various crazy chefs over the seasons. She says, Kevin looks like Tom Cruise mixed with Hugh Grant. (I don’t see it, but okay.) She’s hoping he’ll break the crazy mold, but God has a wicked sense of humor. In Kevin’s interview, he says he’s worked for six years on super yachts, and cooked for some very important people. His standards are high, and he expects the others to match him if not better him.

In her interview, Abbi says, growing up, they didn’t have a lot of money. She moved to Greece on a whim, and her family thought she was crazy, since she had a full scholarship to law school. She had a gut feeling though, and her gut is her best friend. Ashton and Kate make small talk. Kate meets with the stews. She asks Courtney about her experience, which has been one season. Kate asks what her favorite part about being a stew is, and she says, meeting the guests. She’s uncomfortable with service, since she’s not used to servitude. In her interview, she says she was an only child, and she’s more used to being served. In business school she learned nothing, and possibly lost brain cells, in addition to having loans to pay back. Simone tells Kate that she needs guidance with housekeeping and laundry. Kate says it’s going to be super hectic, and they have to mentally prepare. In Kate’s interview, she says, in her experience, when she asks stews to do things, they start to think she’s picking on them. We flash back to Rocky and Lori. Kate says she’d love it if they could get along and get the job done. Since Simone has more experience, Kate makes her second stew. She shows them the galley and pantry, and introduces Kevin.

Abbi asks Brian if they get American TV in South Africa, and he says, it’s not like it’s animals running around everywhere. Ashton welcomes the deckhands, and asks for a quick chat. Brian is the most experienced, and is made lead deckhand. Ashton tells them he wants everyone to try and get along, and pull together for a good season. They’re given their bunks, and unpack. In Kate’s interview, she says they have a hot crew. Every one is hotter than the next. They’re so hot, Ashton is the least hot. Everyone learns where everything is. In Ashton’s interview, he says when he thinks of being a bosun, he wants to be someone who’s respected, but also approachable. Last season, Chandler didn’t make things easy. We flash back to the nightmare that was Chandler. Ashton’s goal is to communicate, and that they all be on the same page. The boat is cleaned, and Kevin preps the galley. In his interview, Tanner says he loves being a deckhand. He wishes he hadn’t gone to college, and just became a deckhand immediately.

The captain calls a staff meeting. He welcomes them aboard, and introduces first officer Tate and engineer Darrien, who we will never hear from again. He tells the crew the usual, don’t embarrass yourself or the boat. If he has to bail someone out of jail, they go straight to the airport. In her interview, Abbi thinks the captain is intimidating AF. Captain Lee tells them , safety is of the utmost importance. Last year, they had a near catastrophic incident. We flash back to Ashton’s accident. The captain can’t stress the radio enough, and tells them it’s time to make money and show the guests a good time. The provisions come in, and Kate tells them to prepare themselves for provision apocalypse. In Kate’s interview, she says the heat there is a silent killer. In two minutes, you’re drenched, and feel like you’re going to pass out. It’s effing hot on the boat. In Abbi’s interview, she says she’s a psycho perfectionist. Abbi asks if Brian is close with his parents, and he says his dad passed away. He has a five-year-old daughter in South Africa, who’s the love of his life. Her mother is the first girl he kissed, and they were together three years before it went south. In his interview, he says, having a daughter was a big reality check. He used to be a big drinker, and needed to change his ways. He’s been in the industry for three and a half years, and wants to be a role model for his daughter. If he messes up on the job, he lets his daughter down.

The captain calls Ashton, Kevin, and Kate for the preference sheet meeting. The primary is Michael Castellano an entrepreneur, who’s bringing girlfriend of six years, Samantha, and some close friends. He wants to have a private, surprise candlelit dinner with Samantha, and have a live violinist. The captain says they can’t screw that up. In Kate’s interview, she says, this is advanced level service. Two dinners with two stews who don’t like service, which makes it scarier. Captain Lee says, Thai tops the list of their favorite cuisines, and they want an island excursion as well. Courtney tells Simone that she’s the worst at laundry. In Simone’s interview, she says there are no people of color in the industry, and she wants to learn to be well-rounded. She’s worked hard to get there. Courtney gets frustrated with the wrinkles on something she’s trying to iron.

Kevin asks Kate if there’s a label maker, since he wants to label the spices. Kate loves the concept, and the label maker, but thinks it’s secondary in priorities, because there’s so much to do. In her interview, Kate says she’s easy going, and knows not to upset a chef, but they have guests coming tomorrow. She has a label for him – OCD.

Kate goes over wine list with the stews, and asks who’s comfortable making drinks. In her interview, Courtney says she knows what drinks are because she likes to drink. Kate gives Simone instructions about laundry. Ashton tells the deckhands, if something is obvious, fix it. Last minute tidying and finishing touches are done. Kevin prepares vegetable tacos for the guests to snack on. Kevin says he’s serving lunch family style, but Kate thinks it would look better on a plate. In her interview, she says, family style is a gimmick. It looks like a feast, but the chef doesn’t have to think about a plating composition, and she has to carry and wash more dishes. She asks the stews to get the pantry as clear as possible.

The guests arrive, and are greeted with the usual champagne, along with a lei from Kate. The captain says Kate will give them a tour, and they’ll get this party started. Kate does the tour, and the captain is right; the boat hasn’t changed much. The robo-toilet is still there, and working – for now. Ashton puts Abbi on the bow with himself, and Tanner and Brian on the stern. In Ashton’s interview, he says it’s a new crew, and a new job. The captain has his eye on Ashton, and he can’t mess up. All lines are on deck, the all clear happens, and the captain pulls out. Tacos are served.

In Kevin’s interview, he wants to make a good effort for the first lunch. At the end of the day, it’s all down to the food. Everything needs to be perfect. The guests sit on the sun deck, and Courtney serves drinks. In Kate’s interview, she says, Courtney is good at service, and Simone is great at laundry. They’re so nice and respectful, it’s refreshing. Simone asks what time lunch is, and Kevin says, as soon as they’re ready for it. He’s waiting for Kate, who went to change. Michael wanders down, wondering if they can get a cheese plate. In Kevin’s interview, it’s the first lunch, and he’s embarrassed. He wonders where Kate it. Simone stands outside Kate’s room.

After standing there stupidly for a while, Simone finally knocks. Kate says to tell Kevin lunch is as soon as possible. In her interview, Kate says she’s trying to change, and feels like a mom who wants two minutes to go to the bathroom. She’ll be out in a second. Go play with your brother. The scenery is breathtaking, and the water a vivid green-blue. They drop anchor, and the guests are seated for lunch. Since they’re used to the food being plated, the stews forget to set out plates. In Kevin’s interview, he says, it’s service 101, and they haven’t even got a 1. In Kate’s interview, she says, usually, chefs plate the meals. Kate tells Kevin that the carrots got left behind in the confusion about the plates, and he says, it’s just the first meal, and they need to be positive not negative. I’m shocked when instead of smacking him, she says she is positive. She’s just relaying the facts. In his interview, he says he’s not letting her screw him up. If it’s not perfect, it’s just the first charter. The guests love it, and one says it’s the best lunch he’s had today. A guest asks if they need to wait an hour before going in the water, but another says they’re mom’s not there, so it’s okay. That was funnier than the best lunch joke.

In her interview, Abbi says she had a year’s experience on a sailboat. She’s comfortable with lines and driving a tender, but she’s not used to rushing; it’s wild. The water toys are put out, and the guests dive into the water, some of them taking out a kayak. There’s a blue mountain in the distance, and I realize I’m staring at it with my mouth open. It’s just so awesome. Kevin says he’s making a Thai dinner tonight. He worked in a Thai restaurant, and loves the flavors using the fresh, spicy, and salty ingredients. Ashton tells the deck crew to change into their blacks. Ashton has them bring the toys in. It’s 8 pm, and Ashton finds out they haven’t eaten.

Ashton tells Abbi to grab dinner. In his interview, he says he feels terrible that he didn’t give them a break. It’s part of the leadership role to manage that, and he’s already slipped up. It’s not okay. Kate tells Simone to turn down the master suite. Ashton tells the deckhands to let him know if they haven’t eaten. He needs them happy and motivated. In Ashton’s interview, he says he couldn’t ask for a better crew. If he’d gotten a green crew, he would have thrown himself off the boat, but he got lucky. The starter is tom yum soup, which I’ve never heard of, not being familiar with Thai food. The guests say it’s incredible, and it looks incredible. Kevin gets anal about the plates, and In Kate’s interview, she thinks the issue with Kevin is service. He’s particular, and he’s going to lose it soon. The main course is pork belly, with yellow curry and toasted rice. It looks just as good as the soup, and Samantha says, Kevin is a keeper. In her interview, Kate says, all yacht chefs are crazy or their food would be bad. Kevin just proved he can cook well.

The deckhands discuss the stews, and Tanner says Kate caught his eye. Good luck with that. In his interview, Tanner says the oldest woman he had was 58. They were playing darts, and one thing led to another. The next thing he knew, she was driving him to work the next morning. Samantha and Michael FaceTime with their dog Teddy, and it’s adorable. In Kate’s interview, she thinks they’re a beautiful couple, and the perfect example of a guy who has a lot of money and a very hot girl. Michael talks to Kevin about the private dinner, and says he’s going to propose. At the end of the dinner, he’s going to ask the important question. Kevin suggests filet mignon and lobster. Michael says he’s nervous, and Kate says, it will be amazing. Kevin suddenly isn’t feeling great; he’s getting stomach cramps. He goes to bed, and so do the guests. Courtney tells Kate that Tanner wants to bang her, and Kate says it’s flattering. In Kate’s interview, she thinks Tanner is the cutest thing ever – if she was in her twenties.

2nd Day of Charter. In his interview, Kevin says a stomach thing got him. He’s having massive cramps, but going to push through it. Brunch is served. Kevin runs to the toilet. In his interview, he says, this couple is going to remember this night for the rest of their lives, and he’s worried if he can get it all done. Kate says she’s sending Courtney to the beach. She’s going to be the cocktail waitress, and get drinks from the bar. In Courtney’s interview, she says she’d rather be anywhere on earth, including a garbage dump, than be at the beach in 90,000 degrees. Tanner goes along too. Kevin keeps running to the toilet, and asks Kate if they have any medicine. His stomach is churning . She goes to see what they have.

On the beach, Tanner and Courtney go to the beachside bar to get drinks for the guests. Courtney says it feels like she’s walking twenty miles on hot garbage. She whines about getting a polo tan, stepping on shells, and that she’d rather be doing anything else than this. In Tanner’s interview, he says he couldn’t date a girl like Courtney. He doesn’t know if she’s kidding, but he sees high maintenance. On the boat, Kate asks Captain Lee if they have a medical kit. He wonders if antacids would help, but Kate doesn’t know if they’d slow things down, or speed them up. In Kate’s interview, she says Kevin is about to cook the biggest meal in this couple’s lives, and she’s pretty sure he can’t do it from the toilet. In Kate’s interview, she says, something got into Kevin, and it wants out. Man down.

This season: Captain Lee says Thailand is unique and a sensory overload; cute elephants; disco; Ashton gets a request to strip; Captain Lee hopes it’s the last time he needs to have this conversation about the radio; Simone calls Kevin rude; Kate says choose wisely if you hook up with someone on a yacht; Abbi says waking up next to your boss is awkward;  Kate tells the deckhands, this is the most attractive crew she’s ever worked with; Ashton tells the captain, there’s a crew member who’s not bonding, and he’d like to go into the next two charters a man down; the tender gets stuck on shore; Captain Lee says if they don’t think he won’t fire someone mid-charter, they don’t know him; and Kate quits.

🚤 Sliding Into Season Seven Like…

Meet the new crew.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/below-deck-season-7-who-are-the-new-cast-members.html/

👶 Another Shah Baby…

And GG didn’t need a man to do it.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/04/shahs-of-sunset-star-golnesa-gharachedaghi-is-pregnant/

🍸 Just a Little Thirsty…

I think if Jill wants to be relevant, she’ll have to find something a little more current.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/10/rhony-jill-zarin-claims-ramona-singers-ex-mario-pushed-her/

📖 G’mar Hatima Tova…

Have a meaningful fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 4, 2019 – Lulu Makes a Decision, a Snub For Jeff, It Never Ends, Early Departure, Darcey Points a (Well Manicured) Finger, Unlucky Number of Quotes & a Petty Weekend

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Curtis shows up at the station in his tux. Jordan tells him how good he looks, and says it might be enough to salvage a thoroughly rotten day. Sometimes the wheels of justice take you places you don’t want go. Diane comes out and says, it’s blatant grandstanding. The evidence – and she uses the term loosely – is worthless. Jordan says she can make that argument in court. Diane says, Sam has been nothing but cooperative, and Jordan repays her by arresting her. Jordan says it was her only course of action, and Diane asks if it required Sam to be held without bail. Does she really want Sam languishing in a jail cell until the trial?

Jax and Josslyn visit Carly at the hospital. Josslyn asks Carly if Donna is really going to be okay. Carly says they’ll have things to look out for, but she’s pretty perfect. Josslyn says, she is. Jax joins them, and says as much as he enjoyed meeting Donna, he wanted to see how the baby momma is doing. She says, well. She feels great, and knowing Donna is going to be okay is the best medicine. Josslyn gives Carly an envelope, and says, it’s from Dev.

Dev is in the kitchen doing homework, when Sonny and Mike come in. Sonny says they were just visiting with Avery, and Mike says they took a bunch of pictures to show Yvonne. Dev is sure she’ll enjoy them. Avery is a beautiful little girl. He says it’s nice to see Mike again, calling him Mr. Corbin. Mike says, they’re cousins; call him Mike. Dev says, okay, Cousin Mike. Mike says Dev’s grandmother told him that she and Dev aren’t close. He wonders why is that? Dev looks at Sonny, and says, they just aren’t. Mike says Dev should give her a call some time. Sonny asks if Mike has been talking to Gladys, and Mike says, all the time.

Jordan says Robert deems Sam a flight risk, and she agrees. Diane tells Curtis, nice tux. As her client’s former business partner, does he really think Sam would skip town, abandoning her children, or take them with her, forfeiting her right to clear her name? He says he’s not taking sides, and she says, that alone speaks volumes. Jordan says, they have a witness. Diane says, who’s allegations are hearsay, and Jordan says, they have a recording. Diane says, obviously doctored.  Jordan says the PCPD techs proved it to be authentic, but Diane says, imagine their embarrassment when her independent analysis debunks their finding. Jason comes out with Sam, and Diane says she sees the exorbitant and arbitrary bail has been posted. Jordan asks why Diane is harassing her, when bail has been posted. Diane says, exorbitant bail. which few people could afford. Fortunately, Jason is one of them, but that doesn’t change this grievous miscarriage of justice. Someone is obviously trying to frame Sam.

Maxie says Peter just called. He and Valentin are on their way to All Saints. That means they need to step it up. Obrecht says they’re ahead of schedule, and Maxie says, they can’t become complacent; that’s when disaster strikes. Obrecht says there will be no disaster as long as she’s involved. Nina thanks Sasha for wearing the pendant. Sasha thanks Nina for giving it to her. Obrecht says, it’s a lot of schmaltz over a pendant no one will notice, but Nina says, who cares? She and Sasha know it’s there. Obrecht says, apologies, niece. Nina says she got a special gift of her own last night. She shows them the necklace from Valentin, and everyone is like, wow. Maxie asks who gave it to her, and Nina says, Valentin surprised her with it last night. Maxie says it’s bringing a tsunami of bad luck with it.

At the church, Dustin tells Lulu that she looks amazing. She says, all things considered, she was surprised she could dress herself, and he asks if she’s decided if she’s telling Nina that Sasha isn’t her daughter. Lulu says, and Valentin is behind it all? She hasn’t decided. Valentin and Peter come up the walk.

Jason tells Sam, Spinelli agreed to look at the recording. She adds, that just happened to come from Daisy. He says she’s still loyal to Shiloh, and it gives her motive to lie. Sam says, what about Sheri? and he says, they can’t prove anything; it’s hearsay. Sam tells him what Diane said was right. Someone is trying to frame her, and whoever it is, might be manufacturing more evidence against her.

Diane tells Jordan, Sam killed Shiloh to prevent him from impaling Jason with a gaffing stick. Jordan says, there were only three people on the boat, and one is dead. The other two have criminal histories that seriously compromise their credibility as witnesses. Diane says, Shiloh was the leader of a sex cult, whose followers would blindly follow him off the ledge of Mount Rushmore. One of those followers delivered a damaging declaration. She asks Jordan to please tell her she sees through this. Jordan says she’s welcome to cross-examine, question, and debunk the evidence. Do her job, and Jordan will do hers. Let justice prevail. Diane says she has no doubt it will. She leaves, and Curtis tells Jordan that Sam wasn’t just his business partner, she’s his friend. Jordan asks if he’s telling her that he’s biased, but he says he was wondering if she thinks the killings were anything other than self-defense.

Carly says, Dev was so thoughtful. Josslyn asks what it says, and Carly tells her, congratulations and best wishes. Children make the family’s kettle whistle. She loves it. Jax says, Aussies have a saying for everything, but he’s never heard that one. Carly wonders where Dev is, and Josslyn says, he was concerned it was too private of a situation. He didn’t want to intrude. Carly tells Josslyn, let him know, wherever family is welcome, he’s welcome. Looking at his phone, Jax says, the saying about the teakettle? It’s Turkish.

Dev says he’ll study upstairs, and Mike says he hopes they’re not interrupting. Dev says, no. There’s a book he needs upstairs anyway. He tells Mike it was good to see him, calling him Cousin Mike, and Mike laughs. Dev goes upstairs, and Sonny asks Mike how he got so close to Gladys. Mike says, it’s just one of those things. They weren’t that close when they were younger, but since she made contact with him, they hit it off. He says, it’s the way this disease works. He can recall old times with his cousins or buddies, but can’t remember why Sonny picked him up today. Sonny says Avery was asking for him, and Mike says does his old heart some good. She’s the best. Sonny says, she’s not the only one who wants to see him. He wants to introduce Mike to their new family member. Carly had the baby. Mike says, she did? He didn’t know they were… never mind. He’s a grandfather again. Sonny says they had a little girl. He and Mike hug, and Mike says, that makes seven grandchildren for him. Sonny says he pulled that number out fast, and Mike says they covered it in their memory care sessions. He wants to see if he can do it, and says, there’s this new one, and there’s Michael, Kristina, Avery – he hesitates, and Sonny says, DanteDante, Spencer, and Morgan. Sonny says he wants to introduce Mike to Donna. Mike likes the name, and asks if Sonny remembers Donna Messina from the old neighborhood. Sonny says, that’s why they chose it. Because they wanted to honor her. He and Carly have another surprise for him.

Nina asks Maxie, what’s wrong? and Maxie says, not to throw water on her special day, but Nina isn’t planning on wearing the necklace, is she? Valentin invited in bad luck giving it to her the night before their wedding. She doesn’t want to compound it by wearing the necklace at the ceremony, does she? Nina says, all that matters is that it’s a symbol of his love for her. She’s starting a new chapter, with Valentin, and her beautiful daughter Sasha, and her equally delightful stepdaughter Charlotte. Obrecht asks what they are? Bratwurst? Nina says she loves them both. She tells them to guess what happened a year ago today. A year ago today, she finally got up the courage to pick up the phone and call Sasha to let Sasha know she was her mother. Obrecht takes a drink.

Valentin introduces himself to Dustin. Dustin congratulates him, and he says, today, he feels like the luckiest man on earth. Lulu says he won’t feel that way after he hears what she has to say.

Carly says, Dev drinks a lot of iced tea. Maybe he got it off of a bottle cap. Josslyn says, Dev knows all kinds of random stuff. Jax says, okay. He tells Carly that Donna looks like her. She’s beautiful, just the other women in Carly’s family. She says he’s smooth today, but he says he means it. He has to go. He’s going to Nina’s wedding. Carly wonders how he got roped into that. She tells him, have fun, and he says he’ll try. He just wanted to tell her how happy he is that Donna is fine, and he hopes she’s home soon. Carly says, amen to that. Jax asks if Josslyn wants a ride, and Josslyn says she’ll never get her homework done there. She’ll be back soon. She can’t wait for both Carly and Donna to be home. She loves Donna already. Carly says Josslyn is making her cry, and tells Jax, thanks for the visit.

Jordan tells Curtis, the big mystery isn’t whether Sam planned to kill Shiloh; it’s how many people she managed to beat to the punch. Kristina, Willow, the Cooper-Joneses. Michael and Chase are the two most upstanding citizens she knows, and they could have done it. Curtis says, Sam was clear about pulling the trigger, and clear about why. Jordan says her gut tells her to believe Sam, but the evidence has left her no choice. She had to charge Sam. Curtis tells her not to hate him for saying this, but he hopes she doesn’t win the case. She says she still has to work it, but he says, not today. They have a wedding to attend. He gives her a garment bag, and she says she can’t believe she walked out without her dress. He says lucky for her, she has a loving husband to rescue her. She says, very lucky, and they kiss.

Diane tells Jason and Sam, if this case goes to trial with this Swiss cheese evidence, she’ll make fondue. Jason hopes it doesn’t. Diane agrees it’s clearly a frame-up, and asks if Spinelli is on board to examine the recording. Jason says he’s prepping. Sam says they could be manufacturing more evidence, and Diane says, there’s nothing they can do about it, so put it out of her mind. She has Sam’s statement about being on board the Haunted Star, and it’s thorough, but is there anything she left out. Sam says, nothing she can… Jason says, what? and Sam says Shiloh did say something that made her think he had an accomplice.

Valentin tells Lulu, it’s his wedding day. Can whatever she has going on, wait? She’s afraid not, and he asks if it has anything to do with Charlotte. She says, no, and he says, obviously it can wait then. She says, it’s about… Dustin puts his arm around her, and she says, Valentin is right. It can wait. They don’t have to talk about it right now. Peter says Valentin has to check in with the minister. Valentin thanks Lulu for joining them, and says he hopes they can all be happy for Nina’s sake. He goes inside, and Dustin says, no judgement, but he’s curious. Why didn’t she confront Valentin about Sasha?

Lulu says she knows from panful experience, if she shows her hand, Valentin will outmaneuver her. Besides, he’s not the person she needs to talk to. Dustin says, Nina, and she says, exactly. She doesn’t know if Dustin is aware of this, but Valentin killed her brother. Dustin asks, who is this guy, and why isn’t he in prison? She says, it happened in Greece, and the Greek authorities believed Valentin when he said it was self-defense. Even worse, everything that belonged to her brother, now belongs to Valentin. She wants Valentin punished, but right now she’s trying to make sure she’s telling Nina for the right reasons. Dustin says he’s just getting to know her, but she doesn’t strike him as the vengeful type. Is he wrong?

Valentin thanks Peter for the save, and Peter says, what are best men for? He wonders what Lulu’s problem is, and Valentin says she still blames him for Nikolas’s death. He only invited her for Charlotte’s sake. He thinks she should be asked to leave, and Peter says it would tarnish his halo. In Nina’s eyes, he qualifies for sainthood for finding Sasha. Valentin says, that’s a stretch, but he’d do anything for Nina. Peter feels the same way about Maxie, and Valentin says they have to escape their respective pasts for the women they love. Peter asks if Valentin has forsaken the dark side of his heritage (sounding like a character from Flowers in the Attic), and Valentin says, has Peter?

Nina asks if Charlotte realizes that when she marries Charlotte’s papa, Sasha will be her be true sister. Charlotte says she’ll get the sister she’s always wanted. Did Sasha want a sister? Sasha says not until she met Charlotte. Obrecht passes out champagne, and says, sisters are a gift. On this happiest of occasions, she can’t help but remember Nina’s mother. She’s sure Madeline is craning upward to look past the smoldering brimstone, to disapprove of all their choices. Sasha is glad she never met Madeline, but Obrecht says Madeline made it possible for Sasha to be there. That woman; never a hair out of place. Curtis knocks on the door, and Maxie asks why he’s there. Nothing can go wrong today. He says he wanted to talk to Nina before she marries Valentin. Nina asks, what’s up? and he says she told him to always be honest with her, no matter how much the truth hurts. Charlotte says that’s what her mommy tells her too. Curtis says, it’s good advice; she should follow it. Nina says if he’s there to try and convince her to call it off, she doesn’t want to hear it.

Mike gives Carly a bouquet in a cup that says, World’s Best Mom. He says he got it in the gift shop, and tells her not to go down and see how much he paid. She says it’s priceless to her. Mike said he heard the baby is a little sick, and Carly says, a little, but she’ll be fine. It just takes time. Mike says that means he has seven grandchildren. This new one, Michael, Kristina, Avery, Dante – he looks at Sonny – and Spencer, and Morgan. Did he get them all? Carly says, he got them. Sonny says Mike is surrounded by family, and they all love him. Does he want to see Donna? Mike says, after he meets Donna, does he get his surprise? Carly says, yes.

Sam tells Diane that when she was trying to get Shiloh to let Dev and Wiley go, he said they were running out time. He said he was on the clock, and when he got what he wanted, he’d go. Diane says, he never told her who or what he wanted? Jason says, it’s got to be money, and Diane says, someone would have to deliver it. They need to know who. Sam says, maybe Dev heard something. He was on the Haunted Star before she was. Jason says he’ll check on that, and Diane says she’ll continue to work on things from her end. She tells Sam to enjoy her freedom; live her life. She’ll let them know when it’s time to regroup. Sam says she wants to see Carly and the baby. Jason says, baby Donna made it through surgery with flying colors. Diane had no idea there was a problem, and Jason tells her, the baby has spina bifida, but there’s been no nerve damage, and she can live a full, healthy life. Diane says, thank God. Give the proud parents her love, and tell them that she’ll drop by soon. And Sam… Sam knows. Don’t leave town. Diane tells her, don’t, but she was going to say, don’t worry.

Josslyn and Jax find Dev in the kitchen, where he seems to spend most of his time. Jax says he seems jumpy, and Dev says he didn’t know anyone was there. Josslyn says they just got back from visiting Carly. She loved Dev’s card. Dev asks how Carly is doing, and Josslyn says, all things considered, she couldn’t be better. Jax says the quote Dev put in the card was Turkish, and Dev says, was it? He found it online. Jax says, good choice. Dev says they just missed Mr. Corbin, and Jax says, isn’t Mike his cousin? That’s kind of formal. Dev says that’s what Mike said. He’s trying to call him Cousin Mike. It’s a lot to get used to. Josslyn tells him that Carly said it was fine if he visits. She’d love to see him. He says he’ll head over there now. Dev jets, and Jax says, Dev couldn’t get out fast enough. He wonders why.

Josslyn says she’s sure Dev was saving them from standing around, making polite conversation. Doesn’t Jax have a wedding to get ready for? Jax says he’s not going to be angry, but he knows Josslyn is covering something up about Dev. He hates to see her trying so hard to keep it from him. She says, he’s right. She’s sorry. She has been lying to him.

Mike and Sonny look at baby Donna, and Mike says, she’s little. Sonny says, she came early, but she’ll be well enough to take home soon. Mike says maybe he can introduce her to Yvonne. Jason joins them, and Sonny says he and Mike came to check out the baby.  Jason says, she’s a beauty. Sonny tells Mike that he’ll be right back; he and Jason have to talk. Sonny asks, how’s Sam? and Jason says he persuaded Robert to let him post bail. He thinks Sam is a flight risk. Sonny says it doesn’t surprise him. He asks how the case against Sam looks, and Jason says, Diane doesn’t think it’s going to trial, but if it does, they need to be prepared. Sonny says he’ll do whatever he can, and Jason thanks him. Jason says he needs to talk to Dev about what happened on the Haunted Star, and Sonny says, if it helps Sam, be his guest.

Sam tells Carly that she’s sorry she couldn’t visit sooner. Carly says Jason told her what’s happening; it’s crazy. It’s obvious Sam killed Shiloh in self-defense. Sam says there’s evidence that says she planned to kill Shiloh. Carly says, who didn’t think about killing Shiloh? She was dropping hints to Sonny daily. Sam says, there’s a recording that says she was plotting revenge. Carly says she’s out on bail. She knows Sam and Jason will get to the bottom of this. Sam says, that’s the plan.

Dev comes out of the hospital elevator, and Jason says he was looking for Dev. Dev asks if he’s in trouble, but Jason says, no. He doesn’t know if Dev heard, but Sam was arrested for Shiloh’s murder. Dev asks, what kind of justice is that? That guy was out of control. Jason tells him to keep his voice down. He needs to know everything that happened on the boat with Shiloh.

Peter tells Valentin, he supposes there’s always a chance all their misdeeds could be exposed. Valentin says, no risk, no reward. Peter says, yes, but sometimes that risk can be overwhelming. Why do they live with it?

Lulu says Dustin is right. She’s not the vengeful type. He says, good to know. She says she used to be, and he says, also good to know. She says, if she tells the truth about Sasha, it won’t be out of revenge. It will be to save Nina from marrying a man who’s deceiving her; because it’s the right thing to do. How can she teach Charlotte to value honesty if she can’t be honest herself? He says it sounds like she knows what she’s going to do.

Maxie says she has to get to the church, and Charlotte asks if she can come too. She wants to see papa. Nina tells her, it’s okay, and Sasha says she’ll give Nina and Curtis privacy. Nina is sure Curtis won’t mind if she stays, and he says it’s about her too. Nina tells him, please don’t ruin her wedding by trash talking Valentin, but he says, let him finish. It’s no secret he’s not a fan of Valentin’s. He was skeptical about Sasha at first, but he liked her the moment they met, and two DNA tests proved she’s Nina’s long lost daughter. Obrecht says, thanks to Maxie, there were three tests, all yielding the same result. Curtis says, that means Valentin did right by Nina. And anyone who can make her happy, gets his stamp of approval. Nina throws her arms around him, and thanks him. He says, just in case, Aunt Stella gave him this when he was a kid. He gives her a blue handkerchief, and says, because everyone should cry at their wedding. Weeping, Nina says, really? She doesn’t think that’s a thing. He says, crying at your wedding, means there will be no tears throughout your marriage. He says she’s his best person, and she says he’s hers too. He tells her, never forget that, and tells Sasha, be good to her mom.

Jax says, Dev isn’t Sonny’s cousin, right? and Josslyn says, no. Jax asks who he is, and Josslyn says, it’s a long, complicated story. He says he’s all ears, but Josslyn says, first he needs to know that her mom and Sonny made sure she was okay with it. He says, sure, they asked, but was she going to say no? She says she could have. She can think for herself. He says he knows. He just wanted to make sure Sonny didn’t keep repeating the question until he got the answer he wanted.

Dev tells Jason that he was hiding on the Haunted Star when Shiloh showed up with Wiley. He told the baby it wouldn’t be long. He just need to grab some essentials for the trip. That’s when Dev called him, and got Sam. Then Shiloh hit him in the head. He didn’t lose consciousness completely, and heard Shiloh talking on the phone. He was asking for money. Does Jason know who it could have been?

Peter tells Valentin, it was easier to keep secrets when there was no one else he cared about. Valentin says, truer words, my friend. His advice is to forget about it today. Peter asks if that’s Valentin’s way of saying he’s making the wedding day about him. Valentin says he’s being practical. In the wee small hours of the morning, their secrets may find them. Not that he fears it. No, this is a good day.

Lulu tells Dustin, she hates that she knows this. Why does she have to be the one to break Nina’s heart? Curtis and Jordan arrive. Curtis shakes Dustin’s hand, and Lulu introduces him to Jordan. She tells Dustin that Jordan and Curtis were married a year ago. They had their reception on the Haunted Star (but we won’t mention that pesky murder). Curtis says, here’s to Nina’s wedding ending on a happier note. Charlotte runs up, and hugs Lulu. Maxie wants to grab Lulu for a word. Lulu says, thank God Maxie is there. Maxie says Lulu brought Dustin as her plus one. Lulu said she wasn’t going to do that, and they’re not a thing. Charlotte tells Lulu that Curtis visited Nina. He said Nina told him on his wedding day to always be honest, and never lie. Maxie says, there’s a recipe for disaster. Charlotte says, she told Curtis that’s what Lulu teaches her too. Lulu looks at Dustin.

Josslyn tells Jax, if she’d said no, her mom and Sonny would never have let Dev stay, and he’s glad to hear that. She says she kind of likes Dev. He drives her crazy, but it’s a nice distraction from thinking about Oscar every minute of every day. She hated lying to him. He takes her hand, and says he’s sorry Sonny put her in that position.

Mike tells Carly, the baby is beautiful, and Carly says, she is. He says she reminds him of someone; another little baby, but not Avery. He wishes he could remember. Sonny says, maybe Courtney? and Mike says, yes; his beautiful daughter. Sonny thinks now might be the right moment to give Mike his surprise. Carly says she and Sonny talked about it. Sonny wanted to honor his sister, and she agreed. Donna’s full name is Donna Courtney Corinthos. Mike is visibly touched.

Jason asks Dev, what happened when he left the pier? Dev says Jason told him to call 911, but he got worried about getting the cops involved. He saw Peter, and asked for a ride. Peter said yes quickly, and he was pretty cool. Jason asks if Dev remembers anything else. Dev says, Peter was carrying a gym bag, and he seemed pretty nervous.

Peter tells Valentin, it’s almost show time. Valentin says wish him luck, but Peter says it doesn’t sound like he needs it. Valentin says, it’s always good to have it. Charlotte runs to Valentin, and he tells her, tres belle. Charlotte says, Nina said the best thing. After Valentin marries her, Sasha will be her true sister. Valentin says, she will.

Maxie asks Lulu to tell her the florist is inside. Lulu says, they are, and Maxie says, everything is as it should be. She checks her list, the last item being, wedding planner’s BFF and hot date. They’ll be talking about how that happened later. Right now she needs to make sure everything is okay. Maxie runs inside, and Lulu tells Dustin that she has to catch Nina as soon as she gets there. He says he’ll wait with her, but she says she has to do this herself. He tells her that he’s just a text or a holler away, and she thanks him. She waits.

Obrecht, Sasha, and Nina approach. Obrecht says she remembers the last time she was there. Her sister lay dead in her coffin. May today be equally joyous. Sasha calls to Nina, and asks if she’s coming. Nina says she’s on her way. Lulu looks panicked.

On Monday, Charlotte asks what’s wrong, Lulu says she has to tell Nina something that can’t wait, Sam tells Jason that Peter was definitely working with Shiloh, and Josslyn tells Dev that her father knows about him.

👶 A Fight On Andy’s Playground…

It hasn’t exactly been Jeff’s year.

https://radaronline.com/videos/andy-cohen-slams-jeff-lewis-snubbing-him-after-son-birth/

😕 The Hits Just Keep On Comin’…

Spoiler 1: She didn’t do it, and Spoiler #2: It backfired.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/10/kathryn-dennis-accused-burglary-police-report-friend-arrest-false-police-report-southern-charm/

✈ Might As Well Go Early…

Maybe he realized Teresa isn’t having it.

https://people.com/tv/joe-giudice-released-to-italy/

💍 Well, He Did Allude To That…

I doubt Tom would have proposed, but Stacey didn’t help any.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1079773/why-90-day-fiance-before-the-90-days-darcey-blames-her-sister-for-her-crumbling-relationship

💀 You Decide…

I’d say it’s a toss-up between Herschel and Carl.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1079909/revisit-the-walking-dead-s-biggest-deaths-before-season-10-premieres

➡ Quotes of the Week

Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou

You had a boob job. You didn’t lose an arm. – Chris Sorge, Little Women LA

Big results require big change. – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Creed II

I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings. – Bruce Springsteen

Don’t ever miss a big chance to shut up.Dr. Phil

The past cannot be cured.Elizabeth I

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

The problem with this generation is that you have the knowledge to use the internet, but not the wisdom. – Dr. Phil

Welcome to your own petard, a-hole. – Trevor Kirchner (Matthew Morrison), American Horror Story: 1984

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. – Gustave Flaubert

Character is revealed when pressure is applied. – Unknown

💨 Kick Up Some Dust…

See you when there’s whispering among the Dead.