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September 12, 2019 – A Close Call For Obrecht, It’s a Girl, Good Reality, Scheana Moves On, Off To College, Only Bethenny & Justice Weekend

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Carly thanks Jax for coming by. She just got off the phone with Michael, and Josslyn is okay. Michael thinks going back to school was tougher than she realized. Jax says that doesn’t excuse her walking off campus and not returning their texts. She asks what he wants to do about it.

Dev finds Josslyn in Charlie’s. He says Carly has been texting, as well as Trina. Josslyn says, her dad has too. He suggests they get going, but she tells him there’s no law that says they have to leave together. He can leave now, and she’ll catch up. She’s not sure how long it will take for her to finish her latte, or she might go to the library. Whatever she decides to do, she’ll be fine. He asks why she’s afraid of going home, but she says she’s not. Sonny has come in, and says, maybe she should be. She knows how her mom gets when she’s worried, and she’s worried about Josslyn.

At Charlie’s, Ava wonders how much she could get for her penthouse. Julian asks if she’s moving, and she says she wouldn’t if she could get a guarantee of no more letters from Ryan. She should have killed Ryan while she had the chance. Lucas texts Julian a picture of him, Brad, and Wiley.

Obrecht helps Sasha with walking, and tells her, baby steps. Sasha says Obrecht doesn’t have to babysit her. Obrecht says, nonsense. They’re family, and in this together now. if only Sasha had met Britt. The resemblance is striking. They could be sisters instead of cousins.

Valentin tells Nina, Sasha is on her way to recovery. Nina can spend the night with him. Nina says she can’t relax about Sasha as long as Cassandra is on the loose.

Curtis and Laura meet in the café. She says it’s quieter than Charlie’s, and if they’re seen in public, people might wonder why she’s talking to him about an international criminal. Curtis says he’s sorry for bringing up bad memories. Helena passed away before he moved to Port Charles. Laura says, dead and gone, but not forgotten. In her experience, Helena’s reach can extend from beyond the grave.

Josslyn tells Sonny, in the beginning, it was fine, but it got to be too much; the combination of everything ordinary, but Oscar not being there, and he never would be. So she left. Sonny says the issue isn’t that she left, but she didn’t tell her mom. She says she’ll try to explain when she gets home. Dev tells Sonny that his day was pretty good. He thinks he did the Corbin name proud.

Ava tells Julian, it’s ironic. Sonny has how many kids, and another on the way. He makes their lives miserable, but they adore him. Kiki wouldn’t speak to her when she died, and they keep Avery away from her every chance they get. Julian is planning to move away from his kids. They’re a fine pair.

Carly tells Jax that she wants to be on the same page before Sonny gets home. Jax thought they were on the same page for their daughter, and Carly says she’d like to avoid a clash. He says his sole interest is Josslyn, and also Carly. She’s in her third trimester, and isn’t supposed to have stress. Josslyn shouldn’t cut school for any reason or not answer their texts. Carly says she’d like to cut the stress, and focus on Josslyn, instead of being a buffer for him and Sonny. He asks if he’s just supposed to suck it up, and she says, yeah. He asks when it’s his turn to make outrageous demands, and Carly says she’s trying to see it from his perspective, but Sonny is doing the best he can. Jax says he’ll have to take her word for it. Carly says Josslyn ran into Michael, he texted that she was fine, and just confirmed it with a phone call. He thinks Josslyn is afraid to come home because of the trouble she’ll be in. Jax thinks they should see how she feels about splitting her time between their homes.

Laura suggests they start with what Curtis already knows. He says he knows Helena was a big bad somebody who hurt a lot of people. He’s surprised at her reach; he wasn’t aware she cast such a long shadow. Laura guesses Helena is the worst of the Cassadines, and that’s saying a lot. He says, presumably, there’s no love lost, and Laura says she loathes Helena, and the feeling was more than mutual. Helena blamed her for the death of her eldest son. Stavros was obsessed with Laura, and also happen to be Spencer’s grandfather. For his sake, she doesn’t dwell on the detail. Let’s just say he was insane, and Helena did everything she could to enable him. Curtis says, one could say Laura’s knowledge of Helena is up close and personal. If anyone wanted to know the ins and outs, she’s the person to ask. She says, Alexis might beg to differ, but she’d say she has the most experience. She wants him to tell her more before she talks. She’d like to know why he needs the information.

Valentin says he wants to put Cassandra behind them as much as she does. Nina  wishes Sonny had said he’d deal with her, and Valentin says, he still might. He’s controlled all criminal activity in Port Charles for the last twenty-five years – allegedly. He says allegedly, because most of the time, any charges didn’t stick. That’s because Sonny is careful and a planner. He wouldn’t tell them about it if has a plan. Cassandra made an error in targeting their family, and it went from bad to worse when Michael came into her crosshairs. One thing Sonny does, is protect his family. Whoever targets his children, disappears, and he hopes Cassandra does.

Carly tells Jax, one bad first day doesn’t require new living arrangements. He says they’re just talking options, but she says he doesn’t even have a place. Why is he pushing it? He says, Josslyn didn’t have to ditch school. All she had to do was call, but she didn’t; she disappeared. Carly says, she’s grieving. She needs space and reassurance. She should be able to come home, and get support and limits. Jax says, the home she comes to could also be his. He’s not trying to take her away, but with Sonny’s cousin living there, and a baby on the way, it’s getting crowded. Josslyn, and Dev come in.

Ava is sorry her grief is cramping Julian’s style. Julian says, in a few days, he’ll be turning the place over to Olivia, packing up the car, and driving to Manhattan with Kim. He needs to make sure Ava will be okay. Doesn’t she think he cares? Ava says, not enough to stay and look out for her. That’s okay; she’s not his responsibility. He’s moving on to the next chapter in his life. She has herself.

Obrecht says, she thinks it’s time she and Sasha discuss who Sasha is to Nina, who Nina thinks she is, and how they can preserve the illusion for all concerned. Sasha would like to says they’re on the same side, and Obrecht says, they are. Nina’s side. Her niece gave her heart to Sasha and Valentin, and they need to guard her happiness. She can never learn the truth about either of them. Michael joins them, and asks why Obrecht is there. Obrecht says she’s more qualified to oversee Sasha’s recovery. Sasha says, maybe better qualified, but not better built. She’ll be back at Windymere tomorrow, and Obrecht can put her through her paces. Obrecht says it will be a good chance for them to get to know each other better, and share their secrets. Until then, don’t overtax herself. She must be at her best for the wedding, lest she disappoint Obrecht’s niece. Sasha has fast become Nina’s whole world. Obrecht leaves.

Valentin tells Nina, try not to worry. They’re safe; Cassandra is a fugitive. Nina says, it didn’t stop her before, but Valentin says they didn’t have this level of protection. The authorities are looking for her too. He suggests they put their energies somewhere else. She says, like their wedding? He says, unless she wants to postpone again. She says they’re doing this. She’s not waiting anymore. She messes with her phone, and says she posted it. Once it’s posted, there are no take backs. Is he ready for this? Because there’s no getting off this ride. He says he doesn’t want to get off this ride, and they kiss.

Carly asks Josslyn if she’s okay, and Josslyn says she’s fine. She’s sorry to make Carly worry. Jax says it’s not okay to ignore their texts. Josslyn says, Michael texted, and they knew she was okay. Carly says she was relieved, but what if she hadn’t run into Michael? She can’t disappear like that. Josslyn says, by third period, she lost it. It was like nothing had changed, but at the same time, everything was different because Oscar wasn’t  there; life was going on without him. She had to get out, so she left. Jax says, leaving her pregnant mother worrying. Josslyn says Jax told her it was fine if she left, but he says he didn’t say to just leave and disappear all day. It was irresponsible and selfish. Josslyn tells him, she said she was sorry. She doesn’t know what else she’s supposed to tell them. She runs upstairs, and Carly says she’ll talk to her. Jax says he’d like to be part of the conversation, and she says he’s welcome to join her, but she doesn’t want Josslyn to feel like they’re ganging up on her. Jax sees her point, and asks her to tell Josslyn that he loves her, and to call him tonight. He suggests the three of them have breakfast this weekend, alone, so they can talk. Carly says it works for her. Sonny comes in, and Jax asks how Dev’s first day was. Dev says, fine, and Jax asks if he found his way around. PC High is pretty big. He asks how it compares to Dev’s previous school, and Dev says, it was a bit of an adjustment, but nothing he couldn’t handle. Jax says, he’s not familiar with Bridgetown schools. Sonny says, Bridgeport, and suggests Jax can go now.

Curtis tells Laura, he’s not at liberty to discuss the nature of his inquiry. She asks who hired him. She needs to know what’s going on. He says he needs information on Helena, and Laura says, she was deranged; a throwback to the dark ages. Helena blamed her and Luke for the death of her true love Mikkos. She put a curse on them on their wedding day, and spent the next thirty years making sure it came true. She failed miserably. Laura survived, and Helena is dead. She’s earned that break, and needs a good reason to dredge up the memories. He says, word on the street is, prior to her death, Helena concealed a valuable artifact on a Cassadine property. She asks, what kind? and he says, the kind that could turn the tables on Valentin.

Nina tells Sasha that Valentin is insisting she sleep in her own bed tonight, and Sasha says, he’s right. Nina needs a break from the chair. Are you kidding me? They couldn’t even bring in a cot for her? Nina tells her if she needs anything, call. She’ll come back tomorrow to take Sasha home. Sasha likes the sound of that. Nina says she loves Sasha, and Sasha says she loves Nina too. Nina and Valentin leave, and Michael says he should probably get going, but Sasha asks him to stay. He says, Epiphany won’t like it, and she asks if he’s still afraid of her. Michael says, yes, adding, Epiphany isn’t afraid of anybody, even Obrecht. Sasha thinks that’s a lesson she could use a tutor for. Michael says, you can’t choose your relatives, but if you’re lucky, you can choose how much time you spend with them. He admits Obrecht is a lunatic, but she seems devoted to Nina, and by extension, Sasha. Why does Obrecht intimidate her?

Julian tells Ava, if he thought she meant that, he’d have left long ago. Ava asks if he wants her to beg. It won’t make a difference. He’ll be off to heal his wounded girlfriend. He says, Kim can’t do it herself. She’s not as strong as Ava. He asks how much Ava had to drink before she came, and she says, enough to tell him the truth. You can’t leave yourself. Kim is going to grieve no matter where she is, and he’ll still be him. What about the energy and effort he’s put in to become the friendly neighborhood barkeep? Julian says he wants a fresh start, and Ava says, she’s tried; over and over again. The world doesn’t let you forget who you are, and they’re Jeromes. You think you’ve put it behind you, but then circumstances will change. You find yourself backed into a corner, an learn how quickly you can maneuver into the person you’ve always been. Obrecht walks in.

On the terrace, Carly tells Josslyn, the weather is going to change soon. She’ll miss the nice nights. Josslyn says, that’s it? and Carly says, fall is nice; the nip in the air, and sweaters are great. Josslyn says Carly’s not letting her have it? Carly tells her, her dad said what needed to be said. Josslyn says she knows he’s right, and Carly says Josslyn scared her. Josslyn says, sorry, but Carly says, let her finish. She can handle Josslyn skipping school, but being unavailable and not returning texts can’t happen. She needs to know where Josslyn is. When most parents don’t hear from their kid, they assume their kid is afraid to come home because they’ll be punished. Theirs is not a typical family. When she doesn’t hear from Josslyn, and she disappears from school, Carly’s mind goes to a different place.

Dev tells Sonny, classes were okay, and the kids were nice. They didn’t ask too many questions. He still thinks it’s a waste, and he’d do better working in Sonny’s warehouse. Sonny says Dev won’t get anywhere in life without an education, and if he’s not in school, people will ask questions. And the same people will figure out who he is. Dev says, like Josslyn’s father.

Nina sees Jax in his office, and says he’s there late. He says he was looking for papers he wants to take home, and she says, her too. He asks how Sasha is, and Nina says, she’s doing so much better. Her recovery is on track, she’s walking and talking, and Finn thinks she can be discharged tomorrow. Jax says he’s relieved. He would hug her… Nina says she’d let him if she didn’t know he was out to destroy Valentin.

Obrecht orders a vodka and tonic. Ava says, no karaoke at The Floating Rib? Obrecht says she was banned, but it’s only temporary. There was an unfortunate incident during Drag Bingo involving a feather boa and her cards. Words were exchanged. She tells Ava she’s buying, and Ava asks what they’re drinking to. Obrecht says her grandniece’s long life. Her prognosis turned for the better. Julian says he’s glad. Happiness is hard to argue with. Julian feels the same way when he sees Lucas with Wiley. Obrecht says, even at the expense of his real parent. Ava asks what she means, and Obrecht says, bad choice of words. She meant his biological parent; a little slip. She knows how powerful a mother’s love is for her children. Julian mixes their drinks, and slips something into Obrecht’s.

Sasha tells Michael that she and Obrecht are still getting to know each other. Michael says, so are they. What struck him is that he’s never seen Sasha intimidated. Maybe he’s reading it wrong. But if there was any time to be intimidated, it was Wiley’s birthday party when she was surrounded by his crazy family. She says, they were nice, and Michael says, she took it in stride. With Obrecht, it seems different. She says he’s right. Obrecht does make her nervous. She puts Sasha on edge because she knows Sasha’s not the person Nina wants her to be.

Laura tells Curtis, she was at the reading of Helena’s will. If there was a valuable artifact or something that would bring Valentin down, she thinks she would know. There was nothing mentioned in the will. How does Curtis know it exists? He says his employer is convinced it does. Laura says, and it can bring down Valentin? He assumes that appeals to her, and she says, it does. He has to remember Valentin is Charlotte’s father. Whatever happens to him, also happens to Charlotte. He says, right, but she also has to think about her grandson. If the job gets done, there will be no need to keep an ocean between Spencer and Valentin. Spencer can return home permanently.

Sonny says Dev figured out Jax. Impressive. They can’t stand each other. Jax wants to take Sonny down, but not at Dev’s expense. Dev doesn’t think Jax likes him, but Sonny says, what Jax doesn’t like is a teenage boy living under the same roof as his daughter. Dev asks if him being there is causing trouble for Josslyn, but Sonny says, Josslyn is going through a lot. She’s going to go through the same thing, with or without Dev.

Carly tells Josslyn, it’s not a conversation she wants to have, but the reality is that Sonny is her husband and Josslyn’s stepfather. A lot of people want what they have, hate them for having it, and will hurt them to get it. So when Josslyn disappeared and didn’t return her texts, Carly’s mind went to a dark place. Josslyn says she’s really sorry. She didn’t want make Carly worry. Carly knows that, and she’ll get over it, but she needs Josslyn to promise to talk to her. She knows she’s asking a lot of her. She has a lot of stuff going on at home and school, and if it’s too much, Josslyn has to tell her or her dad. She can’t keep it bottled up. The more you hold back, it turns to poison. She takes Josslyn’s hand, and says it will hurt her more in the long run than if she just tells them how she’s feeling. Let them help her. Josslyn nods.

Jax tells Nina that she’s gone through hell, and he has his own daughter’s drama. Can they do this tomorrow? She says she’s just stating a fact. He has files on Valentin and Cassandra. It’s no accident, and he’s up to something. She doesn’t know what his agenda is, but thinks Aurora is a cover for it. She’s going to make sure Drew knows. He says, that’s not possible, and she says, what the hell does that mean? Valentin pops in, and says he thought they were leaving. Nina says they are, but Jax doesn’t want her to share her suspicions with Drew. Jax says, Drew is missing, and presumed dead. He’s the sole remaining CEO of Aurora.

Sasha tells Michael, she’s not the person Nina wants, and Obrecht knows it. She sees through to who Sasha really is. Michael says Obrecht is no one’s idea of a good judge of character. She’s made Sasha question her calls, when she’s come to trust her instincts She asks, what do his instincts tell him? He says, that she has a story to tell, and there’s an ugly part. So does his story. If she doesn’t turn away from his, he won’t from hers.

Obrecht is passed out on the bar, and Ava says, who knew she was such a lightweight? Julian tells Ava that her ride is there, and she says he can’t wait to be rid of her. He wants to get away because she reminds him of the things he wants to forget. Like happiness is fleeting for people like them. Regret like a slow poison. You don’t know where it came from, but you wake up and can’t breathe. She doesn’t blame him for trying to get away, but he can’t escape himself. He walks her to the door, saying he loves her, but she’s had a little too much. She asks if he’ll be mad at her in the morning, but he says, absolutely not. She’s given him a lot to think about. Ava says he’s still her brother, always and forever. She toddles off, and Julian goes back to the bar and an unconscious Obrecht. He picks up his paring knife. Great weapon of choice.

Dev says, maybe it would be easier if Josslyn didn’t have to keep the truth from her dad. Sonny says, it’s not an option to tell the truth. Josslyn and Carly come back in, and Sonny asks if everything is okay. Carly says, it’s good, and Josslyn says, sorry to worry them. Sonny is just happy she’s okay. Carly suggests Josslyn and Dev get cleaned up for dinner. Josslyn goes upstairs, but Dev says he has to get a book out of the car. Sonny asks Carly if everything is really okay. She says, tonight it’s okay. What did Dev say? Sonny says he’s just concerned about Josslyn lying for him. She says, he’s perceptive. They do need to discuss what they’re going to do with him. Sonny says he’s not looking forward to it, but Carly says, it’s not working. They have to send Dev away for everyone’s good, including Josslyn’s. Dev listens from outside the door.

Laura says Curtis makes a good case. He asks her to tell him what she knows, and she says she’ll do better. She can think of a couple of places Helena may have hid the artifact, and she’s going to help him find it. He laughs, and says, she’s mayor. She doesn’t have the time. She says he made a case to bring her grandson home; she can make the time. Congratulations. He has a partner again. They high-five.

Julian raises the knife… and stabs the cutting board. He tells Obrecht, time to get up and get a cab to go home. She’s drunk.

Michael says he’s going to go; Sasha needs her rest. Sasha says she promised him answers, and he says, when she’s fully recovered. Still being in the hospital is just getting there. That comes after she’s discharged. She can tell him what she wants, or not. He’s got the only answer he needs. Finn told him that she’d be okay. He kisses her, and tells her, get some rest.

Nina ask if there’s no chance of finding Drew alive. Jax says he’s hired crews to help search, but the plane went down in the Gulf of Aden, and the wreckage was confirmed. He’s sorry to tell her like this. Nina says she can’t remember the last time she saw Drew. His poor family. He’s been so supportive; it doesn’t make sense. Valentin tells her, let’s go, and they leave. In the hallway, Nina says she was so happy. Her daughter pulled through, and she’s going to marry Valentin. She was on top of the world. He says she will be again, with him, and sooner than she thinks.

The index finger of a manicured hand taps on the table. The other hand holds a phone showing Valentin and Nina’s wedding announcement. The woman smashes the phone down, and we see the announcement through a cracked screen.

Tomorrow, Peter needs to tell Valentin something,

🗽 On Million Dollar Listing New York…

Ryan interviewed agents for a new rental team to deal with the building he’s obligated to broker. Amelia’s mom came to stay for a while, and when Ryan brought a baby outfit home, he got schooled in Greek superstition. Not only is it bad luck to buy gifts for the baby before it’s born, you can’t walk over a pregnant woman’s legs. This can cause the umbilical cord to wrap around the baby’s neck. It’s also necessary to give in to every demand the pregnant woman makes, or the baby could be born with a birthmark in the shape of what’s been requested. A rule obviously made up by a smart, but demanding, pregnant woman. Ryan didn’t want his baby coming out shaped like ice cream, so he said he’d take the outfit back. He built a rental team from his interviews, but developer David wanted to put things on hold, since the apartments were still under construction. Ryan explained to us that he’d named several buildings to make the apartments more recognizable, rather than just listing them by number address, and it helped with sales. David nixed the name the Smile, but I would have too. It’s not exactly the Gibraltar or the Jacqueline. Later, Ryan’s team received a list from David, of twenty-five things they were doing wrong with the property in the Great Jones building. It sounded absolutely bogus. For example, one thing was not playing up the history, when Ryan went so far as to dress in costume for an open house. He found out David had gotten the information from other brokers, and said they were just trying to get the listing, but he decided to take it seriously. The complaints went after what he’s about; his commitment and work ethic. He told his team to get to work. He met with David, who was about to fire him. Ryan told David that the accusations were false, and drummed up by jealous agents, trying to get the property. What Ryan really thought the problem was, was the market, so his team came up with several new ideas in seven hours, including informational booklets. He also suggested the penthouse be sold first, and the others, one by one. He said buyers were tired of new developments. He offered to split the cost 50/50 with David, of the $150K it would take to do what was needed. David was impressed, and decided to keep Ryan, but told him to save the hug for after he sold the apartment.

Steve was still looking for a rental for childhood friend Phil. Steve told us a common conundrum with people looking for investment properties, was that they start thinking about themselves and their personal taste. Luiza was in London, tying up some loose ends, so Phil and Steve hung out like the old days. They did some boxing, some cryotherapy (Steve did anyway), and shots at a bar. Phil had looked at two units in the same building, one of them being brokered by Fredrik. They made an offer of a million less than the asking price, one of the factors being that it was competing with another apartment in the building. Fredrik felt it was way too low because of the parking spot, and countered at only a hundred thousand less than full ask. While Phil and Steve enjoyed their time at the bar, Steve called Fredrik’s competitor, said they were in active negotiation with Fredrik on the other apartment, and got the apartment at the $6.5 million they’d offered Fredrik. This one was on a lower floor, but also had a terrace, whereas the other apartment did not. Fredrik called while they were in the bar, and Steve gave him the good news that Phil had taken the other apartment for well under seven million. Back from London, Luiza had gotten the baby’s gender in an envelope from the hospital. She wanted to find out together with Steve, so she gave it to a balloon company, and got a balloon. When they popped it open – Steve made Luiza chase a moving target – pink confetti flew out. Steve and Luiza are having a girl.

Tyler’s seller Jillian was in panic mode. She needed to sell quickly because they’d already found their dream home. The other property on his plate was in the Mercantile building, where people were paying $8-$12K a month to rent (my heart). He decided to have a residents’ event, and turn renters into buyers. He recruited friend Oz Pearlman, a mentalist from America’s Got Talent, to come to his open house. He was amazingly accurate, and even explained a little about how he gauges people’s reactions to his questions. Some things were still a mystery though, and I wondered how the blip he did it. Tyler’s brother Zack also paid him a visit. Tyler explained that he and Zack were complete opposites – he being out there energetic and gay, and Zack being lumberjack straight and quiet – but somehow their relationship works. Zack was getting ready to drive a van through South America with his wife for the next year. He showed Tyler the van, and described how he was going to revamp it for travel. That there would be the lack of a toilet, caused Tyler to wonder how they came out of the same woman. Not getting any offers yet for the Mercantile, Tyler also did private showings for non-residents. He found the problem to be that there were competing properties that were more of a blank canvas or a turnkey property – something immediately available to move in to. The apartment had been very specifically renovated, with a little girl’s room and a walk-in closet turned nursery, and the owners were still living there. When he found out the time frame had changed, and Jillian’s family couldn’t move for another few months, he suggested getting a temporary rental for them, and re-renovating the apartment to be more attractive to buyers. They could put off selling, and do it when the time was right, getting a better price. Since the sellers owned the apartment outright, they could afford to wait. He told us moving was the second most stressful thing (death and divorce being number one and three, respectively), and he wanted to show his buyers that he cared about the transition they were going through, including being patient. I have to confess, I thought he might be a d-bag from the previews, but that’s very selfless. He’s tipping the scales toward good guy.

Most of Fredrik’s story was with Steve, but he did have an open house on what turned out to be the coldest day of the year. Steve was supposed to be there, but was forty-five minutes late. By then, a lot of the people had left. Fredrik wanted Steve to come up with Phil’s offer, but Steve held firm, reiterated that it was a buyer’s market, and you know the rest. Fredrik met with broker Younghee, and Pomeranian, Hendrix the Dog, and told her about Phil buying the other apartment. He said a comp was established, and affected everything. She called her seller, and spoke in an Asian tongue, so Fredrik couldn’t listen in and kibbutz. He said the only solution was for him to learn every language in the world. The seller wanted another $100K, and Fredrik’s buyer took it.

Next time, Ryan competes with Tyler for a listing, and Fredrik and Ryan dress up like Tony in Saturday Night Fever.

💬 Along with Southern Charm and Below Deck (I prefer the original, but the Med ain’t bad), IMO, Million Dollar Listing New York is one of the best reality shows. While I don’t mind a good catfight, many of the Housewives shows have deteriorated, while these shows have grown. Below Deck is a different animal, with the crew changing over frequently, and the guests ever-changing, but I include it because the focus is less on the fighting, and more on the job and the vacation. Unless the fighting is among the guests, and we get to laugh along with the crew members. I miss Josiah who gave me one of my favorite quotes when guest Crystal drunkenly refused to leave the deck to go to bed, and swatted at anyone who tried to encourage that. She’s wrapped herself in a sort of shame cocoon. Many of the cast members in SC and MDLNY have grown from basically bratty young adults to contributing members of society. Well, Fredrik is still a little bratty. Many of them have kids and serous careers now, which I’m sure accounts for a lot of the change. All three have one major thing in common – the cast seems to genuinely care about one another. While they might be at odds at times, deep down they feel affection for each other. They make me smile and laugh more than I’m shocked at the stupidity and/or obnoxiousness. Proof positive that reality TV is more than table flipping and wig pulling.

To end my mini diatribe, I include another quote, this time from Captain Sandy (Below Deck Mediterranean) who I was recently watching in Captain Sandy’s Yachtrageous Moments, a compilation of scenes from seasons past. When I wake up thinking about you, it’s not a good day for you, because it’s probably your last day.

🍸 Adam Who…?

I guess having a relationship, but insisting they didn’t, didn’t work out.

https://extratv.com/2019/09/11/new-couple-alert-demario-jackson-and-scheana-shay-spotted-on-disney-date/

🌺 All Growed Up…

I don’t think any of this stuff is from Five Below either.

https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/home-design/teresa-giudices-daughter-gias-college-dorm-at-rutgers?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_4442037

👰 Funny, I Didn’t See It That Way…

I never thought Bethenny meant anything except Suckerfish Hoppy still won’t legally let her go.

https://extratv.com/2019/08/23/is-bethenny-frankel-secretly-married-what-she-just-said-after-rhony-exit/

👓 Probably Not My Weekend…

But I like the beat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 28, 2019 – Cassandra Must Be Found, a Reunion Ends With Charm, Posh World, Without Joe, Laverne’s Wisdom, Breaking Now, an Idea & Victoria’s Heart

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jordan tells Curtis she’s clear. She’s gotten the go ahead to work full time. His baby is ready to roll. She asks, what’s wrong? and he wonders why she can’t work part time. She says she could, if she didn’t mind losing her sanity. She can only delegate so much for so long. She needs to get back to work.

Michael tells Sonny that he just came from the hospital. Sasha is sicker than they thought.

Monica thanks Jax for coming to the hospital. She’s called anyone who worked in close proximity to Sasha. They’ve identified her illness. It’s the Avian flu, a strain they haven’t even seen before. In the meantime, anyone who’s had contact with Sasha has to be tested, and have a round of anti-virals. He asks if the symptoms wouldn’t have shown up by now. She says, in all likelihood, but it’s a precautionary measure. They’re using an abundance of caution. He asks about the prognosis, but she says she can’t even speculate. They don’t even know if they caught it in time.

Valentin talks on the phone to Charlotte, who’s in the park with Lulu and Rocco. Charlotte tells him about her softball game. He says he’s sorry he can’t be there today, but she says her mom took a video. She gives Lulu the phone, and she asks how things are going. Valentin says, it’s all wait and see. She tells him, please give Nina her best, and tell her that she’s praying for Sasha. Don’t worry about Charlotte; she’s totally fine. He thanks her, and says he’ll be in touch. Valentin tells Nina that Charlotte successfully stole two bases. She gets it from her father. Nina says she needs something else from him. He says, anything, and she tells him that she wants Cassandra – alive or dead. Can he arrange it for her?

Jason sees Cameron at the hospital, and asks if he’s waiting for his mom. He says he’s here on his own. He wants to talk to Franco’s doctors.

Elizabeth says, hi, and Franco says if she’s on her way out, he can come back. She says, that’s okay. She was going out to look for him. He asks if she’s there by herself, and she says the boys aren’t there; just her. He says he figured that he owed them both a conversation. He can tell her a little bit about himself, and she can tell him about the man he used to be. She invites him in, and says, welcome home.

Robert shuffles through files, looking for one on Shiloh, and another on Cabot. Mac finds them for him, and asks why he won’t use the software. Robert says he likes the feel of paper, and he’d also have to learn it. He thanks Mac, even if he alluded to Robert being some kind of dinosaur. Mac says he didn’t,  and Robert says they work well together. Where else can he kick his little brother around? Mac says his days as Commissioner are over.

Jordan tells Curtis that congratulations would do. He congratulates her, and she thanks him. He says he’s really concerned that she’s pushing it, but she says she got clearance to work full time. She’ll be drawing full pay, and he can ditch his job with Valentin, or Jax, or both. He asks why he’d do that, and she says he’s bordering on corporate espionage. He says it’s helping them making bank, and they can knock out the medical bills and put away some for TJ’s college fund. She asks what he’s going to do if Jax finds out he’s taking money from Valentin? He says he’ll handle his business. She says, and she’ll handle hers, but he can escort her to the station first.

Elizabeth shows Franco a drawing Jake did. She says Jake is her middle child. He’s an artist like the both of them. He was instrumental in promoting Jake’s talent. She asks if it looks familiar. He just looks at her, and she says she knows he needs time. She ask if he’s hungry. Her youngest, Aiden, baked cookies. He’s the one who discovered Aiden was a gifted baker, and he’s Aiden’s sous chef. He says he already ate, but she says she’ll bring some out anyway. He must still have the same taste buds, and he loved Aiden’s cookies. He says he thinks it would make things easier if she didn’t refer to him as Franco. He’s Drew. Elizabeth says, sure. She didn’t mean to offend him. He says, nobody does. Except maybe that German woman, the doctor. Elizabeth says Obrecht considers herself a good friend of his… of Franco’s. She’s direct and intense. He says she also slapped him. She actually tried to slap some sense into him. Elizabeth says, sounds like her. What did she have to say? He says she told him the life he’s living doesn’t belong to him, and to get out of Franco’s way. He doesn’t understand. Why would anyone want that? Why would they want to be around a killer?

Cameron tells Jason that he tried to register for a class with a philosophy professor, but it was too early. He read that Descartes said, I think, therefore I am. If Franco started to think he was Franco, and really believe it, it might help. He thought he’d run it by Franco’s doctors. He asks if Jason thinks it’s dumb, but Jason says he can talk to Monica, and arrange it. Cameron thanks him, and says it’s just hard to understand how everyone is going along with this. How could Franco forget his family and loved ones? Jason knows what it’s like, doesn’t he?

Jax tells Monica, the flu is contagious. It’s strange how only one person contracted it. Monica says, especially since Sasha has never been to Asia. It’s a matter for law enforcement now. It’s no accident that Sasha came down with the flu.

Nina asks Valentin how they can make it happen. He says they do nothing. He’ll take care of it. Nina needs to know there are no more threats to her family. She can’t do this again. She feels helpless and out of control. Valentin says, those days are over, but she says that person is still inside of her. She knows the signs. He says he knows she’s a strong woman, and knows he loves her. He has those protective feelings too. He tells her to take care of Sasha, and he’ll take care of the rest.

Michael tells Sonny, as a precaution, he’s getting a round of anti-virals. Sonny asks what about Sasha? and Michael says they’re afraid they took too long to diagnose her. They’ve never even seen the strain in this hemisphere. Sonny wonders how Sasha contracted it, and Michael says it was on purpose by someone on the island – Sandy Lance. Sonny knows her by Cassandra Pierce.

Charlotte asks Lulu when they’re going home, but Lulu says Rocco’s game isn’t over. Charlotte wants to go to Windymere. It’s been forever, and she left her doll in the trophy room. Lulu knows Charlotte misses Nina and her papa, but they’re taking care of Sasha. Charlotte asks if Sasha will be better soon. Rocco runs over, and says he hates this game. He wants to go home. Lulu says he can’t quit, and Rocco says, it’s okay for his dad to quit, but not him? He asks if his dad is ever coming home. Dustin appears, and asks if someone lost their glove.

Mac tells Robert that he thinks Jordan is returning tomorrow; end of mission. Robert says, what if it doesn’t happen? What if Jordan gets kidnapped by pirates, and the mayor gives Mac the job? Mac says he’s not out to steal Jordan’s job. Robert says he’d rather sling drinks and keep cleaning up after drunks than admit he likes police work? Jordan comes in, and says she just got clearance to work. From the sound of it, it’s not a moment too soon.

Sonny tells Michael that Cassandra wanted him to help her import something, but he told her he wasn’t importing it into Port Charles. Maybe Sasha is collateral damage, and Cassandra was trying to get to him? Michael says, no. She sent a picture to Nina as a message. She wanted Nina to know it was payback. Sonny says, for what?

Elizabeth says, Franco’s not a killer. Franco says, kidnapping, assault, arson, murder. She asks where he got this, and he says, the internet. She tells him, Franco did bad things while he was sick. He found out he had a brain tumor, and when it was removed, he was cured. Franco says now he knows he’s not sick, but Elizabeth disagrees. He says she’s not the only one objecting, She says she’s lost a husband, and her children love him, and want him back. He says, wanting doesn’t make it so. She says if anyone can undo what happened it’s Andre, the man who perfected the procedure. Drew is bringing him back from Ethiopia.

Cameron says Jason used to be a Quartermaine until the accident; that’s what his mom told him. Jason says, that’s right. Cameron says he didn’t remember his old family, changed his name, and found a new one. Jason says it wasn’t as easy for him as it seemed. The Quartermaines wanted him to be someone he wasn’t. Cameron says, that’s what’s happening to Franco. Jason says he used to feel that way about the Quartermaines, but time passed, and he eventually found a new relationship with them. They got to know him as he is now. Cameron asks how long it took, and Jason says, years. Cameron says his mom and brothers don’t have years for Franco to figure out that they matter to him.

Curtis gets a text from Valentin – Must see you asap at GH. He tells Jordan that he has to go. Jordan tells Mac and Robert that she doesn’t officially return to full time until tomorrow. Sonny comes in with Michael, and says he’s there about Cassandra Pierce. Robert says they’re aware of the situation, and Mac says they’ve been pulling files. Sonny wants her found before someone else gets hurt, and Mac says, odds are, she’s not in Port Charles. Robert says they were on to her after she escaped. Mac says they know she’s flying under the radar. Sonny knows all about that.

Jax asks Nina how Sasha is, and she says she’s waiting. He says, alone? and she tells him that Valentin just left to take care of business. Jax says Monica filled him in a little; how can he help? Nina laughs, and says, him? He says he knows Finn has a good reputation, but he has connections. She says he can drop the phony concern. She knows he doesn’t care about Sasha or her. He says, that’s not true, and she says he wouldn’t know truth if he was shot up with the bird flu. He’s been lying to her since he came into her office. She knows about his secret file on Cassandra Pierce. That woman is the reason her daughter is sick. That psycho almost killed her daughter.

Jason tells Cameron, there’s no way to predict what will happen with Franco. They don’t even know if it’s reversable. Cameron asks what he should do, and Jason says, try not to pressure Franco. Cameron has to accept Franco is as confused as he is. Jason didn’t make allowance for how other people felt, and he regrets that. Cameron says Jason’s loved ones were older, and had perspective. His brothers are still young, and look up to Franco. Jason admires that Cameron wants to fix it, but he’ll have to wait. Cameron says his brothers need Franco. The more time he’s away, the more screwed up they are, and they’ve been through so much already. Franco needs to suck it up, and come home.

Franco tells Elizabeth that Drew was going to Afghanistan for him, but never mentioned Ethiopia. She says he just found out where Andre was yesterday, and diverted the plane. Franco says Drew didn’t mention it to him, and Elizabeth is sure Drew was in a hurry.  Franco thinks it’s part of a larger plan to keep him there, but Elizabeth says, Drew wouldn’t do that. Franco says, he’s wasting a trip. He’s not talking to any doctor. As soon as this bracelet is off, he’s gone. Elizabeth tells him not to do that to the people who love him. They can help him. He asks why he’d want help. Help means the end of him.

Monica asks Jason for a favor. He says, anything, but she tells him, don’t say that until he’s heard her out. Jason was with Franco when he got arrested; how did he seem? Jason says, angry and confused. He insists he’s Drew. Monica is afraid he might bolt. This might be her only chance to find out what Drew was like growing up; the son she and Alan never got to raise. She doesn’t want to let the opportunity slip through her fingers. Jason says she may have to. It might already be too late. I’m surprised at Monica being so selfish. She already went through this with Jason, and should know better than to push. I could understand if she wanted it for Drew, but for her own personal interest? Really?

Franco says the doctor will screw with his head, and chances are, it might not work. Or even worse, it does. She knows it’s incredibly selfish, but she’s asking anyway. The boys want her to fight for him. He says he doesn’t know them, and they don’t know who he is and who he loves. It’s his chance to get back the life he was robbed of. She says, that Drew was robbed of. He’s robbing her of her husband. He says, it’s not him. He doesn’t remember marrying her. The ring he’s wearing, a symbol of vows he doesn’t recall making. Wearing it is dishonest. He tries to hand it to her, but she doesn’t take it. He says he’s not trying to hurt her or her children, but he wants to get on with his life. He puts it on the table, and Cameron walks in.

Lulu introduces Dustin, saying, he’s a teacher. Rocco asks what he teaches, and Dustin says, including and not limited to, snake wrangling, jumping out of planes, a bunch of other crazy stuff, and baseball fielding. Lulu tells Rocco, if he’s nice, Dustin will give him some tips. Dustin says, only in exchange for a signed game ball, and gives a ball to Rocco.

Jordan tells Sonny, there’s only so much they can do in their jurisdiction. Robert says Michael and Sasha encountered Cassandra on Sonny’s island, and Sonny says he’s made some calls. If anything goes down, he’ll hear about it. Jordan asks if he’s going to share, and Sonny says, share and share alike. Nina said Cassandra is after her. Don’t they think her story might help give them a lead? Jordan says they know how to do their job. Sonny says, then they don’t need him, but Robert wants to ask Michael some questions. He wants to know more about their interaction with Cassandra. Michael tells Sonny to go. Michael goes into the interrogation room, and Jordan asks, what if Sonny finds Cassandra first? Mac says let him look. It will keep him out of their hair… her hair. Jordan says, about that…

Curtis tells Valentin if he wants another update on Jax… Valentin says, forget Jax. He needs help with something more important – protecting his family.

Jax asks Nina, how sick is Sasha? She says, Sasha and Michael crossed paths with Cassandra, and now Sasha has been diagnosed with a strain of bird fly never seen in this hemisphere. She shows him the picture, and says, then she got this text. Does he know where Cassandra is? Jax swears he doesn’t, and Nina says she feels so much better. Never mind about the angle he’s been working against her and Valentin since she caught him in her office unannounced. He has a file on Cassandra. Jax says he has nothing to do with her. She asks if she’s supposed to take his word, and he says he has nothing against her. He admires her. Valentin is another story. Nina says while he avoids answering her questions, her daughter could be dying. Spare her his false concerns and empty promises, and tell her the truth or get out. He says, it is the truth. What’s happening is horrible, and all he wants to do is help. He thinks there’s more to Cassandra’s relationship with Valentin than he’s letting on. She might want to protect herself. No matter what she thinks of him, he’s not her enemy. She says, if this is how he treats his friends, she doesn’t want to be his friend. He leaves, and she sits on the bench and sobs.

Jordan wants to clear the air. She knows Mac enjoyed himself. He says he has, and she says she understands he’s done a terrific job. Word is, her people wouldn’t mind keeping him around. Robert says he knows Mac wants to be in a leadership position, so he can affect change. Mac says he never considered this more than temporary, and Robert says it was his idea. Jordan says it was hers; he just agrees with her. She asks Mac, how does Chief of Detectives sound?

Curtis tells Valentin that protecting his family isn’t a one person job, but he can reach out to his contacts. Valentin says he can hire his own bodyguard. He needs Curtis as a detective. He needs Curtis’s problem solving skills. He needs him to find Cassandra before the WSB does, but Curtis doesn’t think she’ll be easy to find. Jax sees them talking.

Sonny approaches Nina, who tells him, go away. She already had enough with Jax. Sonny says she has a problem with Jax? Been there, done that. Nina says, and he’s overwhelmed with sympathy. He says she’s worried about her daughter, and he may be able to help. He tells her to round up Valentin, and tell him about their history with Cassandra.

Jason tells Monica, Drew knew Alan was his father. He figured it out in high school. He saw Jason’s picture in the paper, and knew Jason had to be his twin. He assumed they just wanted one twin. Monica says, nothing could be farther from the truth. He says, Franco did not want to listen, but she says she has to let him know. He doesn’t think Franco cares. Sorry, but his best advice is to let Franco be.

Cameron says Franco is home, but Franco says, it’s not like that. Elizabeth says, he just came by talk things out. Cameron asks why she looks upset, and she says, it’s been upsetting. Cameron says Franco can make it easier, but Elizabeth says. he’s doing the best he can. Franco says they haven’t met, and Cameron introduces himself. He knows Franco doesn’t remember, but those two freaks, Dr. Cabot and Shiloh, wanted to do a memory transfer on him. He was hooked to the machine, when Franco showed up and took his place. He owes Franco more than he can ever repay. Franco asks if he’s okay, and Elizabeth says they’re all okay. Cameron asks Franco to stay for dinner, but Franco asks if they can just agree to take things slow. He’s had his fill for tonight. He starts to leave, and Cameron stops him, saying, he doesn’t get to leave

Monica says she has to reach out. Drew should have been a Quartermaine from day one. Jason says she won’t get through on the first try, or probably the second or third. She says she’ll try as long as it takes for him tell her his story. So she can tell him hers. Jason is sorry, but she says, don’t be. He says, not for that. For the way he treated her and Alan. It took too long for him to see from their perspective. Monica says, he’s himself, and that’s all that matters to her.

Cameron says Franco has to stay. Franco says he’s not the guy Cameron wants him to be, but Cameron says he just needs Franco there. Franco had a life, and a family, and it’s on him to try and keep it going. Franco says, sorry. He can’t be something he’s not. He walks out, and Cameron slams the door. He asks, how anyone can be that selfish? Elizabeth says, he doesn’t mean to be. Cameron says, his wedding ring, and picks it up. He says, that’s why Franco was there,  to return the ring. What’s wrong with him? She says, it’s not his fault, but Cameron says he stole Franco’s life, and there’s nothing they can do to get it back. Elizabeth says, please, Cameron. He starts to cry, and slaps the ring into her hand. He runs upstairs, and Elizabeth looks for her phone. She makes a call, and says she needs a lawyer.

Lulu says she knew Rocco could do it. Dustin says, he just forget to close his glove. He has the same problem. Rocco whispers something to Lulu, and runs off. Dustin asks what he said, and Lulu tells him that he said, Dustin is cool. He says, best review ever.

Mac says Robert knew about this, and was pulling Mac’s chain. Robert says, it was a test, and he passed. Jordan says, her team respects him, and the squad could use his leadership skills. Say yes. He says he has to clear it with his lady, unless they told her in advance. Jordan says, with her approval, welcome back.

On the phone, Michael tells Diane he doesn’t need a lawyer. He tells Robert that Diane wanted him to remind them that it’s voluntary cooperation. Robert says, duly noted and appreciated. He read Michael’s account, but wants to hear it. He might remember something he’s not aware of. Michael says he’s been replaying it over and over, and thinks Robert is right. He may know how to find Cassandra.

Val knows Curtis cares about Nina, and will do what he can to protect her. He’s not asking lightly. Curtis says he’s not taking it lightly. If he finds Cassandra, he’ll turn her in to the WSB. Valentin says that does him no good. Find her, and walk away. And ask no questions.

Sonny tells Nina, something has to be done about Cassandra. The cops can’t find her, and she escaped from the WSB. He doesn’t want to see Nina hurt, and she’s a target. Nina says, please leave, but he says he’s not going anywhere. She says, fine, then she will. Sonny says he’s not through, and Jax says, yes he is. Is there a problem?

Tomorrow, Robert says they have their best lead, Valentin tells Curtis that he’ll get $5 million if he finds Cassandra, and Sasha asks Finn if she’s terminal.

Southern Charm – The Reunion – Part Two

Backstage, Madison is nervous. In another room, Danni says it was personal, and not a good example, especially for a mother to be saying.

Andy welcomes us back like we were the ones who left, and welcomes Danni, who’s joining the reunion. Andy starts with Kathryn’s sobriety. Austen says what she did on Watch What Happens Live was ridiculous. He couldn’t believe the things she said. We flash back to last week, where Austen said he was upset when he tweeted in, and Kathryn said don’t think for an effing second he can come after her sobriety. Back up. Naomie says she got aggressive with Austen just now, but someone saw her drinking when she was on the show. Kathryn asks, who? and Naomie says, a mutual friend. Kathryn says she’d tell them if she drank, because she can. Cameran says, no one is coming at her, but at the same time be honest. Craig says, no one knew if she was allowed to drink, so they just said she wasn’t, and covered for her for the last six months. Andy says there were several reunions where Kathryn felt they were coming against her, and they say the opposite. Shep says, what they’re  trying to say is, they protected Kathryn more than she knows.

Andy says Kathryn planned the treehouse trip, and then was MIA for the days before it. A viewer says, Danni isn’t Kathryn’s mom. If she seems testy, maybe it’s because Danni is crowding her. He asks what Danni meant when she said Kathryn was never held accountable? Danni says, Kathryn gets a lot of passes, especially from her. She wanted Kathryn to have valid reasons why she wasn’t responding. It can be perceived as obnoxious or irresponsible. Kathryn thinks she made a bigger deal about it than it was. Andy asks why she was defensive, and Kathryn says she’s used to her phone ringing, and it being Thomas, or her lawyer, or something else not good. Cameran says she can’t alienate other people who don’t have ill intentions. Kathryn says she talks to her actual friends, and Chelsea asks if they shouldn’t expect a  response since they’re not real friends? Just tell them she’s busy. Kathryn says just so they know, Thomas can bring this up in court. Danni rolls her eyes. Andy asks if that shouldn’t motivate her to be better, and Kathryn says she’s just trying to focus on her kids. Andy says she knows how that makes people feel, and Kathryn says when it’s more than one person, she gets overwhelmed with being ashamed, and portrayed as a terrible friend. Andy asks if she and Danni think it was an unfair representation of their friendship. Danni says they have a unique friendship. She can depend on Kathryn, but not all the time. She says Kathryn has been hanging out with Madison, and Kathryn says their kids play together. Austen says they didn’t hang out just one time, and Kathryn tells him, she didn’t say that. She needed someone for supervision with the kids. Austen thinks she’s playing both sides, and Kathryn says she has no one else, and Andy explains, Thomas approved Madison to supervise the kids. Kathryn says she thought it was okay with them, and she was being decent. Shep says she shouldn’t have to ask if it’s okay. She knows it’s not, because it bothers her friend. Danni has been there for her. Kathryn says she’s in the middle, and it’s a hard place to be. She loves Danni. Danni is her best friend, but it’s way more complicated in her mind. She doesn’t want Madison to feel like she did when no one talked to her. Cameran says, Madison put herself there. Craig says he thinks Madison is manipulative. It’s hard to see Kathryn with someone who caused problems. Andy says she didn’t realize it would go to that level. Naomie says Madison is manipulating Kathryn to hurt Danni, or Kathryn is afraid of her, and wants to keep her enemies closer. Austen says she’s not just asking Madison to watch the kids. If she likes Madison, admit it. Kathryn says she does. Madison makes her laugh. We take a break. Well, they take a break anyway.

Andy says, fresh off a family scandal, Eliza wasted no time getting back in the saddle of society. He asks if it was the hardest time after her father’s affair, and she says she doesn’t like to talk about it. She starts crying – that didn’t take long – and says they were so close. She felt uncomfortable and unwanted everywhere she went. Andy says he’ll change the subject, but she might not like this one either. After her debut at Patricia’s dinner party, viewers thought she was like a bull in a china shop. We flash back to her talking stupid at the party, ending with her saying Kathryn could be a surrogate. Andy assumes she meant no harm by the comment about Kathryn, and Shep says, Eliza is harmless, sweet, and docile, but her social awareness is lacking. Eliza says she’s only twenty-three; she’ll learn. Cameran says she talks too much, and Eliza says she does when she gets nervous. Andy asks if Eliza feels unfairly judged for her relationship with Thomas. Eliza says she’s used to people not liking her because of her family, but she can’t control that. Connie from Houston asks what she sees in Ashley that the rest of the world doesn’t? Eliza says she sees the good in everyone in her life. Ashley didn’t hurt her, so why be mean? Andy asks why she invited Ashley to the skeet shoot. Did she think Ashley would mend her relationships. Eliza says she knew Ashley said mean things to Kathryn, and she thought it was terrible, but she didn’t know Ashley had offended almost everyone there. We flash back to that fiasco. Chelsea says she’s all for forgiving, but Ashley goes about it all wrong. Eliza says Ashley made her look like an idiot for giving her a second chance. Andy asks if they’re still friends, and Eliza says they talk occasionally. He asks if her family is still friends with Thomas, and she says, absolutely. She can’t speak on his behalf, but she’s not leaving him hang out to dry for something that she has no involvement in.

Andy tells us that Chelsea has a brand new house, and brand new man. Dating a professional sailor means a long distance relationship, and it’s causing some to wonder how they keep it afloat. We find out no one has met Nick, and Chelsea says, when he’s in town, his time is short, and they’re trying to spend time together. A viewer asks why Chelsea is so trusting. For all she knows, he has a girl in every port. Andy says, it’s a fair question, and Chelsea says they communicate often and well. Andy asks how dangerous his job is, and Chelsea says, very. There were two fatalities in the last race. A viewer says Chelsea’s dad seems hesitant about her picking men who aren’t around. Chelsea thinks he’s afraid of her moving away, since she’s done it before. Andy asks what Austen thought about her dad calling him a housecat. Austen says she seems like more of a housecat, since she goes to work and goes straight home, but Chelsea says, a housecat is a gamer who hadn’t gotten out much, and her father shouldn’t have said that. A viewer asks if Chelsea feels like an anomaly among her privileged, trust fund friends. Chelsea says she doesn’t think about that, and Austen says no one has a trust fund except Shep. It’s a silly thing to say. Andy says the perception is that they don’t have jobs. Shep says it’s not like he’s raking in government money. Would he be more liked if he worked in a coal mine? Chelsea says she’s had a job since she was fourteen. Even if she won the lottery she’d have a job. If she wasn’t working, she’d feel worthless.

Andy switches gears. There’s been a new drama with Austen and Chelsea every year, and this year it was the screenshots Madison sent to Chelsea of Austen talking about her. Austen says he was venting to Madison, and guesses he was angry. Chelsea says when she first posted about Nick, there were comments about her finally finding a man, and getting rid of Austen. Austen was tagged, and she’s sure it made him angry. Andy says, it wasn’t flattering. Shep asks if Austen didn’t regret it, and Austen says he ate crow. Andy says Chelsea forgave Austen, and took him under her wing to reform his party ways. We flash back to her saying Shep and Craig are bad influences Shep says it bothered him, and made him angry. Chelsea says Austen asked for her advice, and he can take it or leave it. It won’t hurt her feelings. Kathryn says he respects Chelsea’s opinion; that’s why he asked. Andy says goodbye to Eliza, who we already forgot was there anyway.

Craig says if there was ever a time for him to take Adderall, it would be now. Madison comes out, and Andy asks what the status of her and Austen’s relationship is. Austen says they’re not together, and Andy says they’re not friends with benefits? Austen tells Andy, he didn’t say that. Madison says, they’re not together together. Danni asks when they last slept together, and Madison says, last night. Andy says, it’s complicated is the answer, and he promises not to play the video. He does want to talk about it though. Austen claimed he didn’t hook up with the women, and nothing happened. Austen says he’s as honest as a heart attack. Kathryn shakes her head, and says, he hooked up with the blonde one. Craig seconds that. Austen says he was so drunk, and Madison says he blacked out. Andy asks why the blonde’s panties were off, but Austen honestly doesn’t remember. A viewer doesn’t understand how Austen possibly cheated and it was recorded on video, but Madison hooked up with someone when they were temporarily broken up, and she’s the crazy one. Andy asks if Kathryn thinks it’s a  double standard, and Kathryn says, it’s definitely a pattern . It’s typical of the men to blame it on the girl. Shep says they’d tweeted they were together. Austen says he thought things were good between them. Madison says she saw Michelle at a party, and said, woman to woman, did she have sex with Austen? and she said, yes. She told Austen, eff this; she’s done, and they didn’t talk. Cameron says, that’s not a solid relationship. Shep says, it doesn’t matter. You can do anything to Austen. Madison thinks Shep should focus on his own relationships, and leave theirs alone. Craig says Austen calls him crying because she posted a picture, and she tells him to mind his own business. Andy asks what they fight about, and Madison says, mostly Shep and Craig. Craig says she blames them for the DM stuff. They didn’t send it, she did. We flash back to Danni telling Craig about a friend DM’ing Gentry about Madison. Craig says she deflects to everyone else. Austen says, it was made into a big deal, but what mattered is, she didn’t personally send it. Danni says she clearly communicated what happened. She didn’t say Madison sent it. Madison says, after the video, her clients were saying, girl, come on, get out there, and a friend wanted her to meet Gentry. Danni says she heard enough chit chat around town. She didn’t think it was a big deal because she thought Madison was single. She couldn’t keep track of their relationship. Craig knew their status, and did what he wanted with the information. Andy asks if Danny regrets telling Craig, and she says she does. Craig says, it’s Madison’s fault, and no one else’s. Danni says Madison started a bunch of sh*t, and reached out to her boyfriend. Chelsea says thinks it got blown out of proportion, and Madison took her anger out on Danni. Dannie says all she did was try to mitigate it. Madison is a bully and a psycho. Madison asks why she’s so upset, and Danni says, for many reasons. Andy says it’s a great spot to take a break.

Andy says, while the boys whisked Austin away on an RV trip to get over his breakup, Madison divulged to Chelsea that Shep called her white trash. He asks what the definition is, and Madison says, working class, not born into money, and he’s better than she is. Austen says Shep said it to him, and he wasn’t pleased. Shep says Austen told him she’d cheated, and he told Austen, good; get rid of her. He says you have country, who are the best folks, but also have redbacks. I guess those are like rednecks? Cameran tells him not to say white; just say trash. Kathryn says Shep called her white trash at the pillow party. Does he feel that way about her? He says she was acting trashy. It was crazy talk. She thinks it’s harsh to call someone trash. Andy says Shep had to know it was going to get him labeled elitist, which he’s already labeled all the time. Shep says Andy should see his Palm Beach friends, but Andy says it doesn’t sound like he wants to. Shep says it manifests when he sees someone not raised properly. Andy asks what he means? Is it good manners to call someone trash? Shep says, Eleanor Roosevelt said, if you can’t say something good about someone, sit next to me. (Not totally accurate, Shep, but close enough that I’ll let it pass.) The hoity toity aren’t exactly the bastion of being nice to one another. Andy says, Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady, not Brooke Astor. Shep thinks he means that etiquette lady (I assume he’s referring to Emily Post or Amy Vanderbilt), and Andy has to explain who she is (New York socialite and philanthropist). For Shep claiming to be so well-read, he’s not really. He knows some big words. A viewer thinks Madison turned Shep down at some point, and Shep says he’s never made a secret of that. He was whispering in a cheap blonds ear (ugh. he just can’t not insult people), and she wasn’t having it. We flash back to a barbecue where she told him, don’t even. Andy says, another theory is that, in Shep’s world, the one thing worse than losing a girl, is losing one to Austen. A viewer who works in couples therapy says she’s seen couples who hate each other, and as a professional, doesn’t think Shep hates Madison. In fact, he loves her. She asks if he’ll ever admit it to himself. Shep says, they’re both too strong willed. He would never admit defeat, and neither would she.

Changing topics. To help Cameran get her mojo back, the gang headed to Colorado, and Craig unloaded emotional baggage before they got to the baggage claim. We flash back to Craig losing it at the airport, ending with Chelsea telling him to check his pants for a vagina, because he’s being a p*ssy. Chelsea says she was mortified, and the feminists were on her ass, but she’d had enough. Craig says he was just trying to get them on the bus, but Andy says he was frothing at the mouth. Andy says, the weed dinner was fun to watch, and Shep says, it was awesome. In case everyone forgot, Andy says, Kathryn got upset. BadGuyAndrew tweeted, they’re hypocrites. They attacked Kathryn, treated her like an addict, and said her kids should be taken away, then got high the whole trip like there was nothing wrong. Andy says, Austen knew her history and never checked with her or thought about it? Austen says, she knew for weeks, but Kathryn says, that’s not true. She knew a week before, but don’t be dramatic. Austen says, she was silent until she finally asked who arranged the dinner. Kathryn says, on the after-show, he said she did it for attention. We see a clip of that. Andy says Cameran said she didn’t two f**ks. Kathryn say she thought she’d be fine. It was literally the first time she’d been around it. I have to add, it wasn’t like they just passed a joint either; it was everywhere and in her face. And these dudes are LOUD when they’re high. Andy asks what bothered her more, being around it, or no one asking if it was okay. Kathryn says what bothered her most was the guilt that she wasn’t with her kids for months. Austen genuinely apologizes, and Kathryn says, bullsh*t. He says she’s right, it is, and Danni is like, what? Shep says they’ll do a mushroom dinner next time Andy says, we’ll leave it there.

Andy asks if Madison thought she and Austen would get back together in Colorado. Madison says, yes, and Andy says she was obviously upset after talking to him in the hot springs. We flash back to that, and Andy says, after talking to Shep, it escalated, and she revealed something private. What made her go there? She says, at that point, she had so much rage, she blacked out and said something she shouldn’t have. She felt provoked, and felt like Shep was constantly coming after her. Danni asks why she got brought in. She knew both Madison and Austen had animosity toward her, but didn’t know to what extent. It was hurtful, humiliating, and not true. She starts  to cry, and says she doesn’t know how Madison came up with it. Andy asks if Austen made it up. We see a clip from eight hours earlier, where he’s telling Madison that he didn’t make it up. Austen says it could have been misconstrued; maybe he took it wrong. Kathryn asks if he’s sure he didn’t make it up for fun. Austen says he would never make it up for fun. Andy says, so Shep told Austen. Shep says he and Danni dated eight years ago. Practicing to be a future Housewife, Danni says she has her medical records with her. Andy says they called Dr. Jackie from Married to Medicine, who said it’s pretty common. Cameran says, it’s effed up. She would be mortified if someone said that about her. She thinks any of the women would be. Andy brings up Shep saying Austen should tell Madison STFU. Andy asks what Cameran thinks, and she says she kind of agreed. Austen asks if she’d want Jason to tell her STFU, and she says he has told her that when she’s been out of line. So she STFU. Andy asks who thought it was wrong for Shep to bring the girls from the threesome video to Patricia’s party. Austen says, it was a d*ck move. Shep says, it was salacious. See? Big word. Andy says it was messier than any of the Housewives. Andy says Shep has been espousing manners and upbringing; how well people are raised. Is that an example? Shep says he’s not fighting back with fists. It’s his little way of fighting back. Danni says it’s his way of saying Austen and Madison’s relationship is a joke. She says she’s not surprised at anything  hateful toward her from them. Andy asks if Shep enjoyed inflicting pain on them, and Shep says they bicker all the time; it was just another night. He and Chelsea have a history. Chelsea asks him to say her last name, so no one thinks it’s her. Shep says he might have taken her anyway. The other girl was manufactured be him, and approved by Craig. Naomie says they could hardly form words, and Kathryn does a Valley girl imitation. Andy asks if Shep has any regrets, and Shep says, not giving the proper amount of respect to Austen’s relationship, despite his protestations. Andy asks Austen and Madison what’s happening in regard to them sleeping together. Austen doubts tonight and Madison says, probably not. Andy is leaving it there.

Outside, Madison tells Danni that she feels sh*tty about what she did. Danni says, it’s a nightmare when the guys get together. Whenever they’ve had bad communication, the guys are involved. They agree to call each other directly from now on, and hug.

Martinis are passed out, with Kathryn opting for water. Andy thanks them for being there, and sharing their lives. He has one final question. Last year, Naomie was a strong voice for female empowerment, but this year, came off less strong. Naomie agrees, but says she was navigating a new relationship. It wasn’t just about her any more, and she was mindful of another person’s feelings. She thinks that’s normal, if not healthy. Andy asks if Craig is ready to put his angry outbursts in the past, and focus on his burgeoning pillow empire. Craig says he’s working toward being happy, enjoying every day, and finding someone. Andy asks what’s happening for Kathryn in the next year, and she says, hopefully, she’ll be settled in the house she’s renovating. Her kids will be happy and safe, and that will make her happy. He asks if Austen and Shep repaired their friendship, and Shep says, never better. Austen says they took time apart, now they’re better than ever. Andy says, even if Austen dates beneath him? and Shep says he’ll be supportive as possible. Andy asks if Cameran is positive she’s one and done, and she says one is all she can handle. He asks if Chelsea has any upcoming adventures with Nick, and she says, New Zealand. He’s going to be there for eight months. Andy wants to see him on the show, but Chelsea says, he’s not about it.

Andy gives Shep the last word of the season. Shep says, it’s been a tough one for a lot of them, but they’re going to keep doing it and have fun. They enjoy each other’s company, and he’s a better person for having known them. They’ll always be connected, for better or worse. They toast to that. Andy says, Patricia sent a toast via Dorothy Parker. I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table; after four I’m under my host. Shep says he had a toast, and Andy tells him, go ahead. He says, there are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be. Shep tells them, they earned this, and they drink.

Even though Shep infuriates me, I’ll miss them. <sniff>

✈ Spicy Vacay…

They invited me, but I couldn’t make it. I was washing my hair.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1067985/inside-david-and-victoria-beckham-s-luxurious-vacation-in-france-with-elton-john?source=email&medium=emn-content-1&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

👙 While Juicy Joe Rots On ICE…

Teresa goes ringless in Greece.

https://hollywoodlife.com/2019/08/27/teresa-giudice-bikini-mykonos-photos-without-ring-joe-deportation/

🌈 A Lesson For Us All…

Laverne Cox tells it like it should be.

https://www.avclub.com/laverne-cox-on-the-importance-of-compassion-and-the-leg-1837579029?rev=1566850132989&utm_source=AV_Club_Daily_RSS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=

💣 Break This…

A little tease.

https://ew.com/tv/2019/08/24/breaking-bad-movie-teaser-airdate/

Walter Jr. has grown up nicely.

https://ew.com/tv/breaking-bad-cast-reunion-photos/?slide=5957192#5957192

🎭 During an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Betty Gilpin (GLOW) suggested a remake of Streetcar Named Desire using the Vanderpump Rules cast. Jax as Stanley, Lala as Stella, and Stassi as Blanche. I thought about this for a hot second, and it actually might not be a bad idea, but I’d switch it to Stassi as Stella and Lala as Blanche. After all, Lala has always depended on the kindness of strangers. The ones with private jets.

💫 Sometimes It’s In My Head All Day…

A catchy tune from solo Posh.

July 21, 2019 – Christmas Lights Guide the Way, Michonne Walks, Jorge Works, Joe Waits, Matt the Creeper & It’s Back

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Fear the Walking Dead

Morgan gets on the radio. He says they’re looking for people. We see each of them take a turn at the mic; Alicia, Victor, John, Sarah, Charlie, Luci, and June. Alicia says they just want to help. Victor says, they want to offer assistance, but it’s not selfless. They need it too. John says, don’t be shy. If they’re hungry, there’s help. Sarah says, they’ve got beer. Charlie asks if anybody’s there. They all wait. Morgan asks again if anybody is there. Alicia says it was a good idea, but maybe they can’t make up for what they did. Maybe they’re the last ones left. Morgan knows they’re not. She tells him, dinner’s ready; take a break. They leave, and someone asks if anyone is there. They could use some help. Morgan runs back in, and says, copy. Everything’s going to be all right. Morgan asks where he is.

We see Logan at the truck stop, and it’s a mess. Everything has been thrown around everywhere, stuffing ripped out of cushions, furniture overturned; all covered with what looks like vacuum cleaner dust. Someone calls for Logan to get his ass down there. He comes out on a landing, and several people stand below him. A woman says they’ve searched every inch, and it ain’t there. Tell them where it is, or the next hole they dig will be for him.

Alicia showers the blood off of herself. Grace tells her the water is almost down, and gives her a towel. SheGrace says they need to make a move pretty soon. We hear a siren, and Grace thanks Alicia for getting the kids. She says she should have gotten them, but Alicia says she didn’t know. Grace says she didn’t look. They crashed a plane, and found the kids right away. Alicia says they’ve been doing this for months; Grace never did. Grace says she’s going to be okay, but Alicia say she doesn’t know that. Grace says she doesn’t know she won’t be. The siren means more radiation is coming than got on Alicia.

Morgan sees the coming zombie horde. Luci tells him to get to the truck stop, but he says he can’t risk it. The zombies are too close as it is. He’s going to keep leading them away. She says they have the plane radio running, and to let them know when he’s coming. She likes their chances. Morgan says, keep working. He’ll catch up as soon as he can.

Grace asks if Alicia is okay, and Alicia says she just had a hot shower, so there’s that. Morgan says they’ve got to keep moving. He listens to the siren, and says he’s starting to hate that sound. Grace says she does too, but if it stops, the real trouble begins. The zombies continue to come.

Dylan asks June if she wants to look for John, and she says, more than anything. But if they don’t fix the plane, it won’t be ready when he gets back. Dylan asks if she thinks he’ll make it. She says she’s seen a lot of bad – he has too – but he needs to know that’s not all there is. There’s got to be good too. Otherwise, it doesn’t add up. They haven’t seen whole lot of good lately, and she thinks they’ve got some coming. Dylan agrees.

Dwight and John go through a used car lot, looking for something to hotwire, but have no luck. Nothing starts. Dwight says they’ve got to keep looking. John tries to radio, but gets dead air. Dwight says they must be out of range. John looks in a car, and says, this one will work. Dwight tells him, try it, but he says he doesn’t have to. He sees wrappers from the butterscotch candies he likes on the dashboard. The car starts immediately, and tells Dwight, they’re going to make this thing work yet. They drive off.

Grace drives with Alicia and Morgan in the car, leading the zombies away. Alicia tells Morgan that she should have left them at the tree houses. She couldn’t kill anymore. She says, sorry, but he says, there’s nothing to feel sorry for. When they get back, he’ll teach her the exercises he does. They’re not just about fighting. They’re about protecting yourself and other people, even your enemies. They help him; maybe they can help her too. They arrive at the car blockade. Grace says, get down, and they all crouch inside the truck, as the zombies go by. Grace tells them, don’t move. Hopefully the zombies will keep following the sound. Morgan says as soon as they get to the first ridge, they’ll double back to the plane. Alicia tells Morgan to look, and they see a cloud from an explosion rise in the distance. Presumably from the plant. Suddenly, an errant zombie pops up at Morgan’s window, and tries to get to him. Grace backs up and out. She hits one of the cars, and gets stuck. They get out, and Morgan grabs his pokey stick, still in plastic. Morgan radios Luci, and says they’re coming, but they’re not going to be alone.

Sarah blocks Logan’s truck as he’s driving out. They both get out, and Logan asks if she’d mind moving he rig, calling her sweetheart. She notes that he has a black eye, and says if he calls her sweetheart again, she’ll give him a shiner in the other eye to match it. He assumes they want the truck stop back, and says he’s moving on. He was looking for something, but it’s not there. She says before he leaves, she wants him to do something for her friends. They nearly got themselves killed saving his ass. They’re fixing a plane, and need to find a way to light up a runway. If he hits the brights on his convoy, it will work. He says she’s asking for help, and that’s not how he operates. She tells him, the rig she’s driving, belonged in part to Clayton. She stole with her brother. Now they’re just trying to help too. That’s how they operate. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t regret what they’ve done. She’s read what Clayton wrote, and it gnaws at you. If you walk away from helping people who need it, you’ll spend what’s left of your miserable life making up for it. He owes it to them – and Clayton. He says, nice speech, but unlike his partner, he’s above ground. He’s not his sticking neck out. it’s kept him breathing, and he kind of likes breathing.

John asks Dwight, how far? and Dwight says, fifteen or twenty miles. The car starts sputtering, and stops. John can’t get it going again. He says they had a full tank of gas, but Dwight says it probably went bad. He’s noticed it before. Dwight points out the cloud in the distance. They get out of the car, and John gets June on the radio. She says they must be getting closer, and he says they are. He asks if they’re both looking at the same thing. He’s not giving up, but he might not make it in time. June asks where they are; she’ll come there. He says, it’s too far. He says he’ll do his best to get back, but asks her to promise they’ll take off whether he’s there or not. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he found a reason to live. He wants her to have a reason, whether he’s there or not. Dwight listens as he uses Shari’s words, find something to live for, and live. He says, promise him, and she promises. He says he loves her, but the sound starts breaking up, and John’s radio dies. Dwight says he’s sorry he can’t make it right, for John or anyone else. John sees a message written on a tree, if you’re reading this, it means you’re still here, and asks Dwight how far he thinks Shari’s car is.

Luci asks if June is okay, and June hands her the radio. Luci tells Morgan the wind has changed direction, and he says they need to get on the plane now. They’re closer than she thinks. She sees them running out of the woods. She says they’re not leaving until they have to, but they need help. The zombie horde emerges from the woods. Man, these zombies look tired.

Sarah tells Wen that Logan and his sick squad tore the place up. It looks like they were digging to China. He wonders what they were looking for, and she says, not flares. If she has to shoot sunshine out of her ass to make runway lights happen, then that’s what she’ll do. A car comes squealing in. Wen says they’ve got company. Daniel gets out with his hands up, and Sarah says, Dan the man? She lets Skidmark go, and he runs to Daniel. Daniel says his cat got fatter. Sarah asks if that’s why he’s there, and he says he heard them on the radio, and brought some things to help. Wen says it’s thoughtful, but unless he has spotlights in his trunk, it won’t be enough. Daniel asks him to help unload.

June tells Charlie to get more ammo. Morgan asks Grace if he can use his pokey stick, and she says it should be fine.

Victor works the controls, and asks Al if she’s ready. Al says they’ve got the engines running, and can’t wait much longer. Morgan says they’ll keep them off as long as they can. Al tells Victor that she’s glad she’s not doing this alone. Alicia makes sure the kids are buckled in. She and Victor are scared, but excited. Victor says, he’s got this. Al says they need to leave now, or they won’t have enough fuel. Victor asks if everybody is ready, and Luci says he can do this. He counts down, three… two… and June says, wait. She made John a promise, but this isn’t it. She tells Morgan to get on the plane, and he tells Alicia and Grace to run. Victor tells Al, when he says go, hit it. Morgan, Alicia, and Grace run to the plane, which opens in the back. They hear a car horn, and John and Dwight zoom up, John shooting zombies as they drive. They run to the plane and get in.

Three speedier zombies get hooked in some kind of netting hanging from the plane. One just gets dragged along, but two cling to the open doorway. Al tells them, lose the dead weight now, and John shoots them. The plane goes up with the doorway open. If this was on a big screen, I’d probably feel queasy. They go over the cloud of smoke, and John says they’re all right. Victor says they’ve got this, and everyone relaxes. Dwight looks at Shari’s ring. Morgan looks at his pokey stick. June tells John that she didn’t want to leave, and John says he knows. He kisses her forehead. Victor says, look at that, seeing the mountain. Al says it’s not the prettiest thing she’s seen since the end of everything.

The plane works surprisingly well. Alicia asks Morgan what they do now, and he says, make it back. She says, then do what? He’d said they should keep looking for people to help, and make sure others are living, but how do they do that? He laughs, and says he doesn’t know. That’s what they have to figure out. The plane shakes grace takes her belt off, and breaks the contaminated end off of Morgan’s stick, tossing it out of the plane. She gives the rest of it back to him, saying she fixed it. It was the only way. Morgan says she’s not the first person, and thanks her. June asks John if Dwight will be all right, and John says he thinks so. He wouldn’t have made it without Dwight. They found the car, but thought they hit a dead end. He saw something that made him understand that there are two ways to look everything. He thought he’d never speak to her again, and there was so much he had to say. He can’t keep going unless it’s said. He takes out a candy, and says he knows it doesn’t make sense, but would she do him the honor of becoming his wife. He shows her a ring he’s made from the gold candy wrapper. June says yes, and he says, before they die, he’s putting it on her. He does, and they kiss.

Sarah and Daniel set up numerous stings of Christmas lights, all connected to each other to line the runway. Sarah asks if he thinks they’ll see, and Daniel says they’ll know soon enough. Victor radios Sarah, and she tells him to keep his eyes peeled. He says that’s music to his ears; they’re uncomfortably low on fuel. He sees the makeshift runway, and tells the others they have to see this.

At the generator, Wen turns his chair around, and sees a zombie. He backs up toward the zombie, impaling it on the swords he can eject out of his chair. He didn’t count on the zombie being stuck on the swords, and grabs his rifle. Another zombie heads for him, and trips over the cord going to the generator, turning out the lights. I make a very loud noise. Al says that’s not good. They’re low on fuel.

All of a sudden, the plane starts to jerk. Sarah tries to get Wen on the radio, but he drops it. He propels himself out of the chair. He grabs the radio, and tells Sarah that he wants to say, if he doesn’t make it, she makes the worst beer he’s ever tasted. He loves her anyway. Sarah starts running toward where Wen is. Victor says they need the lights now. Wen crawls forward. Al says they’re going down, whether they like it or not. Wen manages to get the plug back in, and they land. It’s super rough, but they land, and they could see where they were going. Victor laughs

Morgan says, they’re all still standing. He introduces Sarah to Grace. Sarah says they can thank Dan the man for supplying the lights. Dan says he told Al not to show his interview to anyone. Morgan says they did it, and congratulates everyone. Dylan gives Luci the copy of The Little Prince, telling her it helped him a lot. Sarah asks the kids, who’s hungry? There are busted up vending machines that need raiding. The kids run inside, and Alicia runs to Daniel. He’s sorry about what happened. She is too, and says she’s trying to make it better. She thinks that’s happened. She introduces Dwight to Daniel, who says he needs a haircut. Alicia explains that Daniel used to be a barber, and Dwight says he might take Daniel up on it. Charlie hugs Daniel, saying she thought she’d never see him again. He says, after he left, his daughter Ofelia was gone, but he couldn’t let go. (#WhereIsOfelia) He couldn’t let himself say goodbye. Now he could, so he’s back, and he brought all the good records. He tells Victor that he was wrong. Victor says they all are at times.

Sarah, Luci, and Wen clink beers. Wen says it was crazy down there, and her beer still tastes like sh*t. Sarah tells him, keep drinking. It gets better.

Morgan practices with his now shorter pokey stick. A woman comes in on the radio, asking if he copies. He asks who it is, and they ask if they was his plane. He says, yes; who are you?  She says she’s heard them before, and saw their boxes on the road. He asks why she didn’t say anything, and she says she didn’t think they were real. Now she saw the plane, and knows they are. She could use some help. Morgan gets feedback, and Logan’s voice says, sorry to interrupt, but he needs to chat. A car pulls in, and Logan gets out. Sarah says, too little too late, and the group surrounds him, pointing their guns. He says, okay; that’s fair. Morgan asks what he’s doing there. He says he listened to Morgan plan to help that woman on the radio, and he has a proposition. Alicia says he’s got to be kidding.

Logan tells them, because of the hurricane, and other elements, eventually it will be impossible to cross the mountain without a plane. Clayton knew the problem was coming, and set it up so people could cultivate a resource to rectify the situation – gasoline. Clayton wrote down the location in in one of his journals. Logan thought he could find it, but he was wrong. He thinks they have it. Luci says they do. He says if they give him the journal, he’ll take them there. Luci asks, how they know it’s not a trap? Victor asks, why not bring his convoy? Logan says they’d kill him, and them, if they knew he was there. He has bad sh*t to make up for too. Alicia said trust her if he wanted help. If they want anybody to get help ever again, they have to get to them. Soon, they won’t be able to. If they want to help people, they’ll help him find it.

Next time – in three weeks – more people are found, Victor wonders if the universe is testing them, a message is found on a tree, and landmines need to be navigated. Literally.

👋 Judith Loses Another Mother…

Unless Judith goes with her. I hope not. She’s one of the few bright spots in The Walking Dead.

https://pagesix.com/2019/07/19/danai-gurira-announces-shes-leaving-the-walking-dead/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_content=20190720&tpcc=morning_report&mpweb=755-8120982-711673032

💍 More Than 90 Days…

Jorge seems to be doing well for himself in prison.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/07/90-day-fiance-star-jorge-nava-working-prison-cook-garbage-man/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

☔ The Juice That Is Joe…

Out of prison, but still not doing as well as Jorge.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/07/joe-giudice-submits-appeal-brief-last-ditch-effort-avoid-deportation/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

😧 A Little Disturbing…

I haven’t seen much of any the Little Women shows lately (speaking of which, whatever happened ot New York?), but Matt just gets creepier and creepier.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/little-women-la-briana-renee-testify-matt-grundhoffer-sexual-assault-minor-trial/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

⛅ Because It Is…

And wondering how it happened again so fast.

June 20, 2019 – Sonny Brings Home a Surprise, Dorinda Brings Back the 80s, More Than a Cup of Tea & Solstice This

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Neil sees Alexis at Kelly’s. She says they have to stop meeting like this, and he asks if she comes there often. Living in Jersey, he became a diner buff, and might become a regular there. She tells him Kristina said she’s doing well in therapy, but she didn’t get much more out of her. She knows; boundaries. He says he looks forward to seeing her at their regular session, and leaves.

Sitting at a nearby table, Diane tells Alexis, it’s an inspiring view. It’s nice to see her flirting with anyone who’s not Julian. Alexis says, that would be highly inappropriate; he’s her therapist. Diane says, it doesn’t look like the typical patient/therapist interaction. Alexis says, there’s a little more to the relationship, and Diane says, mmm-hmm.

Doc’s secretary, Heidi, says she’s glad the Board decided to reinstate him. He thanks her, and says he’s getting settled back in. She says it wasn’t the same without him. They’re lucky to have him back. He thinks he’s the lucky one.

Franco sees Drew at the hospital, and says he didn’t know Drew was back. Is he there to see a doctor? Drew says he’s fine. He just has no energy to go home. The jet lag hit him like a hammer. Franco asks how the trip was, and Drew says, it was a beautiful experience in a lot of ways, but also very hard. He and Kim had to do it for themselves. Oscar made it to the summit, where they scattered his ashes. It hurt like hell, but gave him a sense of closure. Maybe. Franco asks how Kim is, and Drew says, not so well. He doesn’t think it affected her the same way. She’s taking Oscar’s death hard.

Elizabeth brings Kim a vegetable lasagna, and tells her that the whole family is thinking about her. Kim asks if Elizabeth is pressed for time. She’s not, and Kim asks her in. She says the lasagna is thoughtful, and Elizabeth says she thought it would be one less thing to worry about. There should be enough for her and Julian. And probably half the apartment building. It’s gigantic.

Jason tells Carly that she needs to keep busy, and she asks how the hell she’s supposed to do that with Josslyn at the police station? Jason says she’s not in trouble, and she texted she was okay. Carly says whatever happened, it was serious enough for Sonny to go handle it in person.

Josslyn tells Sonny that she found the guy in Lulu’s house. She figured Carly would freak out, but she wasn’t in any danger. Sonny asks why she’s so sure, and she says the guy says he knows Sonny. Sonny looks through the window, and sees Dev (I had his name wrong, sorry). He tells Chase that he thinks they made a mistake with the kid. He’s actually a friend. He asks Chase to give him a second to clear it up. Chase says, be his guest, and Sonny goes into the interrogation room. Dev says, Mr. Corinthos, and Sonny tells him to call him Sonny. Dev thinks he could be in serious trouble, but Sonny says, stop that. First, what is he doing there? Why was he robbing Dante’s house?

I notice Franco has Luke’s old spot as the final headshot in the credits.

Franco tells Drew that it will probably take Kim time to put the pieces together. She’s lucky to have Drew. Drew says he’s trying. Franco says it’s a beautiful thing they did; taking Oscar’s ashes to Kilimanjaro. He admires it. Not many people get a tribute like that. Drew says, he deserved nothing less; he was a great kid. Franco agrees, and says if Drew needs anything, let him know. Drew appreciates that, and says if Franco is serous, there is something he can do.

Elizabeth asks how Kim is holding up. Kim says, it’s tough; the grief comes in waves. The morning is the most challenging, waking up and remembering Oscar is gone. Elizabeth asks how the trip was, and Kim says, beautiful. Elizabeth asks, what else? and Kim says it was really painful. There’s something about being on another continent, being far away from everyone she knows and everything that happened. Landing back in Port Charles is like another level and depth of pain. She doesn’t know what to do next. Elizabeth says she doesn’t know exactly what Kim is feeling, but Kim can lean on her. Julian too. Kim says, not really, and Elizabeth asks if something happened. Kim says she asked Julian to have a baby with her.

Carly tells Jason that she’s a mom. She can’t turn it off when it’s inconvenient. He says she seems more than worried. What’s up? She says she’s not excited about him going to Beecher’s Corners. What if someone recognizes him, like the cop who tried to arrest him? He says somebody has to figure out if Shiloh is involved in Douglas Miller’s death. She asks why that someone has to be him. Why not Spinelli, or Max and Milo? He says Spinelli’s been there already, and Max and Milo look like exactly what they are – bodyguards someone sent. She says Jason isn’t inconspicuous, but he says he can fly under the radar. If there’s evidence, they need it.

Michael says, Willow killed her father? She says, not literally, but it feels that way sometimes. He asks, what happened? and she says before DOD and Shiloh, they were a family. Her father wasn’t a spiritual seeker like her mother, but he supported and respected her. He followed her from one commune and ashram to the next. When she got involved with DOD, he joined too, but it didn’t last.

Dev says he wasn’t robbing Dante’s house, but Sonny says, the cops disagree. When they met, Dev tried to take his phone; he is a thief. Dev says he’s a professional, and Sonny says he was impressed. Dev says he steals from people who deserve it, but he made a mistake in Sonny’s case. He came looking for Sonny first. Nice estate. Sonny says Dev was at his house? Dev says he snuck in, and went to the front, but couldn’t find a way in, so he looked for Dante. He saw there was a break-in, and scared the guy off. He grabbed the bag, but he wasn’t taking anything. Then the girl came in, and jumped to the wrong conclusion. Sonny suggests they not get ahead of themselves. Why is Dev there in Port Charles? Dev says, it’s a long story. Sonny sits, and says they got the time.

Neil stands in Doc’s office doorway, and says he guesses they let just about anyone work there these days. Doc says, it’s been years, and Neil says, seven. The last time he saw Doc was in Boston at a symposium. Doc asks how he is, and Neil says, well. He has a private practice there. Doc says, if he’d known, he would have been calling about sharing a space, but the Board lifted his suspension. Neil says his patients must be relived, and Doc says, some. Others are too disturbed about Ryan, so he has lots of openings. Neil asks if he can pencil in an old colleague. Doc asks if he wants to grab a drink, but Neil says he meant for a session.

Alexis tells Diane that Neil is treating Kristina. Diane is disappointed. She thought Alexis meant there was more of a personal relationship. Alexis says Neil was treating her, and Sonny sought him out for Kristina. He’s an expert in recovery from cults. She’s grateful for that, but Diane says it must be awkward, sharing a therapist with her daughter. She thinks Alexis should find another therapist, and take Neil for a spin on her couch. Alexis says, put down the bow, Cupid. Diane says it wouldn’t hurt to have a romance. Alexis says Neil has an unusual style. It’s not what she’s used to. He challenges her, and she likes it. He doesn’t let her get away with making excuses. She doesn’t like it, but knows it’s good for her. The sessions are exhausting, but rewarding. Diane says, the hallmark of the best relationships.

Doc tells Neil to have a seat. He asks if it’s personal or professional, and Neil says, a little of both. He’s having conflicting feelings for a patient.

Sonny asks why Dev came to the states? The Bureau said they’d take care of him after he helped Dante escape from Raj’s compound. Dev wonders why he should trust the Bureau. Sonny says they have a long range, and Dev says they’re too powerful. For all he knows, Raj’s people have bonded with them. Sonny says, so he took matters into his own hands? Dev says he got some financing. There was a lot of money around Raj’s compound. Enough so he could get a passport and travel there. Sonny asks why Dev came to him. Dev says if Sonny doesn’t help, he’ll be deported, and he’ll be dead if they send him back to Turkey.

Franco tells Drew, anything he needs. Drew says maybe they could grab a beer sometime. Franco says, that’s it? and Drew says he thinks he might need a friend to vent to. He usually goes to Kim first. **Franco asks if he’s Drew’s second go-to? Drew says what he’s trying ask is if Franco thinks they can be the brothers they once were. Franco says, no problem. Drew asks what Franco has in the folder, and He shows Drew the flyer for the wedding. Drew says, it looks like an invitation.

Kim tells Elizabeth that Julian was being supportive, and before she knew it, she suggested they have a child together. More than that; she flat out asked. She knew it was impulsive, but once she said it, she really wanted it to happen. Elizabeth asks what Julian said, and Kim says, maybe sometime in the future. Elizabeth says, so he’s open to the possibility, but Kim says, he’s just being kind. She probably sounds insane, but she’s not trying to replace Oscar. Elizabeth doesn’t think that, but thinks Kim should consider why she wants a child now. Kim says, Oscar was the most important thing to ever happen to her. Since the moment he was born, every choice she made was about him; his quality of life, and his future. She wanted to show him how be a kind, caring, and generous person. Elizabeth says she did that. Oscar was all those things. Kim says, being a mother, nurturing another life, is who she’s become, and she can’t see herself not being that. She doesn’t know who she would be.

Willow tells Michael that her father was the first to realize something was wrong with Shiloh, and confronted him. Shiloh made a show of hearing him, but after that, he went against her father, and undermined him. Shiloh was pulling the strings, but she didn’t see that. Her father was driven out of DOD. He wanted to take her with him, but her mother wouldn’t let him. Truth be told, she didn’t want to go; she was so brainwashed and completely in Shiloh’s thrall. Every few months, her father reached out. He even sent a key to his apartment in case she wanted to visit, but she knew she was never leaving DOD. She ignored him for weeks. then one time he called the house, and said he was staying at a hotel in town. He begged her to see him. She sensed something was off. She could hear desperation, like he was in trouble. Shiloh was there when he called, and encouraged her to see her father. It was classic Shiloh. He acted like it was her choice, but he was setting her up to do what he wanted. Michael asks if they met, and Willow says they planned to meet at the hotel for dinner. When she was about to leave, her mom stopped her, and told her that Shiloh had decided it was time for her initiation ceremony. In that moment, she had to choose between DOD or her father, and she chose DOD. She cries, nd Michael holds her.

Jason tells Carly that he’s not going to Beecher’s Corners tonight. She asks, why? and he says, it’s late, and it’s a long drive. Carly says he’s afraid if he leaves before Sonny and Josslyn come back, she’ll go to straight to the police station. It’s incredibly condescending for him to save her from herself. He says he can’t stop her from doing anything. She says when he tells her not to do something, he’s always right, but she never realizes it until after the fact. He asks if she’s going to the station. She says, no, and he says what if he left. She says she wouldn’t go, but it would be harder to stop herself. He says, exactly. That’s why he’s sticking around. He thinks she’s doing the right thing by Josslyn.

Josslyn tells Lulu that Dev and Sonny obviously know each other. Lulu wonders how they know if he’s telling the truth. Josslyn wonders why he was robbing the house, and Lulu says, it doesn’t make sense. Sonny comes out, and Josslyn asks, what’s going on? He says he’s trying figure it out. Josslyn asks who he is, and Sonny says he’ll explain later. He asks to speak with Lulu in private. Josslyn looks at Dev for like the millionth time.

Michael asks how her father’s death is Willow’s fault? She says she let Shiloh and her mother get in her head. She should have known how badly her father needed her, but instead she made plans for breakfast with him. They were going to walk around the lake and talk; see where things were at. When he didn’t show up, she went to the front desk. They took her to his room. The door wasn’t shut, and the TV was on, so she went in. She found him dead on the bathroom floor of an overdose. She says it wasn’t an accident, and it’s clear it’s all her fault. She chose DOD over her dad. Now he’s gone.

Alexis tells Diane, one thing Neil said… and Diane says, Neil, Neil, Neil. She knows all the signs, and this is more than a professional interest. Alexis says she respects the boundaries between therapist and patient, but she is a little curious. Diane asks if she’s done any digging, and Alexis says, of course (🍷). Diane asks what she found, and Alexis says he was married, and lived in Montclair. She cut herself off after that, but the temptation remains. She’s trying to respect the boundaries. Diane says, of course (🍷) Alexis should, but that doesn’t mean she has to.

Doc asks if Neil has romantic feelings, but Neil says, it’s nothing like that. He’s clear on the boundaries, but the patient is struggling, and he feels invested in seeing things work out. Doc asks if he isn’t always, but Neil says it’s a different scenario. He and the patient share something in common, and he knows what they’re going through. If he shares his experience, maybe they won’t feel alone. Doc asks, what’s preventing him?

Carly tells Jason that you don’t foresee helping your kid with their grief. She’s just trying to be present, and give Josslyn space. Jason says the last thing she wants is to have Josslyn feel like she’s trying to make everything okay. Carly says it’s Josslyn’s nature to be strong and act like everything is fine when she’s dying on the inside. She wants Josslyn to see a therapist, but Josslyn is against it. Jason says, maybe she’s not ready. What matters is that she knows Carly is there for her, but it doesn’t mean fixing everything. Carly says, it’s tempting, but when he’s right, he’s really right. He says, it happens sometimes. She tells Jason the kids had a séance; they were trying to contact Oscar. She didn’t want to discourage Josslyn, but she’s afraid if Josslyn keeps doing things like that, she won’t move on. Jason asks if she told Josslyn that, but Carly says, no. Assuming she’s safe, maybe Josslyn being at the station is a good thing. It will give her something else to focus on for a minute.

Lulu says, Dev helped Sonny free Dante in Turkey? What’s he doing there? Sonny says, he was looking for Dante, and scared off the burglar. Lulu wonders why he left Turkey, and Sonny says, he’s afraid Raj’s people are after him, and he doesn’t trust the WSB. Lulu can’t fault him on that. Sonny says, if he goes back, he won’t make it, and Lulu asks what they’re going to do. Chase asks, what’s going on? and Lulu says she made a mistake. It’s as the young man described. He’s the one who scared off the burglar. Chase asks what led to this realization, and Sonny says, it turns out the young man is a friend of the family.

Elizabeth tells Kim that she doesn’t need have baby with Julian to be a mother. The title and experience is part of her; it always will be. Like Oscar will live on in his father and her. Kim thanks her. She thinks she needed to hear that from another mother. Elizabeth says, there’s no road map for what she’s going through. There’s no right or wrong way to process grief, but please be kind to herself. Feel what she needs to, and give herself time. Kim thanks her for not judging, and for the good advice and lasagna. She came at the perfect moment. Elizabeth says she doesn’t have to leave. She can get someone to cover her shift. Kim says that’s sweet, but thinks maybe she should crash and deal with the jet lag. Elizabeth hugs her, and says call any time.

Drew ask if Franco and Elizabeth aren’t already married. He remembers officiating at the ceremony. Franco says there was no celebration. They want a celebration with their friends and family, where they eat too much, drink too much, and dance a little. There was never a right time, but he feels selfish doing it right now. Drew says, life goes on. They deserve to be happy, and a wedding deserves a celebration. It would mar Oscar’s memory to let death impede the living. He’ll be there.

Doc asks if Neil feels he’s gotten himself into a tricky limbo, and Neil says, hence his visit. Doc says under the best circumstances, Neil can use his experiences as a template to help a patient get through. Neil asks, what if the issue isn’t past, and he’s still grappling with it? Doc thinks he already knows the answer. He can’t involve a patient with his personal life, and can’t unburden himself about his own struggles.

Diane looks on her tablet, and asks Alexis, Burn as in fire, or Bern like the lead singer for the Talking Heads? Alexis asks, what’s a talking head, and Diane says her right now. Never mind; she found him. She reads something, and tells Alexis, it’s nothing. Forget she said anything. All that will come up is related to his books. Except one thing. Alexis asks, what? and Diane says, a death notice.

Carly gets a text, saying Sonny and Josslyn are on their way home with a surprise. Nothing bad. She wonders what Josslyn is talking about. Jason says he’s taking off. She thanks him for waiting. She says, Josslyn will be okay. She’ll find her way a little at a time. He says, it’s all anybody can do.

Franco sees Elizabeth, and says he just had a difficult conversation with Drew. Elizabeth says she visited Kim earlier. She’s really struggling. They’ve experienced unimaginable loss. All they can do is listen and offer support, but Kim seemed better when she left. Franco says maybe Elizabeth said something that inspired her. Elizabeth says, maybe.

Kim calls Drew. She’s surprised he answered, and he’s not crashed out. He asks, what’s up? and she says she was wondering if he was free for dinner tomorrow. There’s something she’d like to discuss.

Willow tells Michael that she’s sorry for melting down. He says she has every right to grieve her father’s death. She can’t blame herself. She says she was supposed to be there with him. If she’d gone when he asked… Michael says they can go over hypotheticals all day long, but it won’t change anything. There’s no point in beating herself up. She was coerced, emotionally, if not physically. She should give herself credit for breaking free. It took incredible courage. She says, look where led her. What if Shiloh finds Wiley?

Doc tells Neil the boundaries are there for a reason. Sharing in the patient’s struggles is problematic, and muddies the dynamic. Neil says, so it’s not clear which one seeking help.

Alexis asks Diane who died? Diane shows Alexis the tablet, and says see for herself. Alexis reads, Joanna, beloved daughter of Neil and Deidre Bern. She says no wonder he didn’t want to talk about his personal life. He lost his daughter.

Lulu tells Chase that Sonny left. She asks what he’s thinking, and he says from the description Dev gave of the intruder, it’s interesting that the guy ran. He could have taken Dev down with no problem. Maybe he didn’t want any violence. Lulu says, it fits the pattern of the break-ins. Chase says between him and Lulu, it seems more than convenient that the kid turned out to be a family friend of Sonny’s. What’s going on? She says she couldn’t tell him even if she wanted to, and walks out of the station.

Josslyn comes back, and Carly hugs her. Josslyn says Carly is freaking out, and Carly says, yes, she is. Josslyn called Sonny from the police station, and has been gone for hours. What’s happening? Josslyn says she’s fine. Dev and Sonny come in, and Carly asks, who is this. Sonny introduces Dev, and says he’ll be staying with them little while.

Tomorrow, Shiloh asks if Alexis takes pleasure in his pain, Nina tells Jax that she has her eyes on the bigger prize, Josslyn asks Dev how he knows Sonny, and Sonny tells Robert it’s time to pay up.

The Real Housewives of New York City

When we last left Bethenny was freaking out, telling LuAnn she was a sicko, and to look in the mirror.

Bethenny says she doesn’t want LuAnn near her. She didn’t know she felt this way. Dorinda tells her she’s having a panic attack, and she says she can’t take it. Ramona thinks she should take a moment. LuAnn says Bethenny has pent up anger, but Ramona says she has pent up emotions. Now Ramona is upset that Bethenny is upset. In Ramona’s interview, she says she can feel Bethenny’s pain. She had an aha moment, thinking maybe she if she had given to Dennis what she gave to LuAnn, he would be alive. Wow. That’s pretty insightful for Ramona.

Dorinda and Barbara tend to Bethenny. Ramona tells LuAnn that they wouldn’t be having this conversation if they didn’t like her. She doesn’t seem to care about them. Bethenny asks if she called LuAnn any names. Dorinda says, she called LuAnn intolerable, and it’s true. Maybe it will help her. In Dorinda’s interview, she says Bethenny did what they’ve all wanted to do. There’s only so many times they can kiss the ring. Cleopatra wasn’t so adored. Tinsley tells LuAnn that they feel like she checked out. In her interview, LuAnn says, the hypocrisy is stunning. Tinsley and Ramona both went out separately from the group. Why is she the only one getting heat? LuAnn says Bethenny doesn’t want to talk to her, so she’s leaving. Dorinda asks if she’ll be up when they get home, but LuAnn says she’s going out.

In her interview, LuAnn says Denio has been texting her to go out, but she knows if she goes out, she’s going to drink. That’s where she is in her mind. Bethenny apologizes, and Ramona says she feels Bethenny’s pain. In Bethenny’s interview, she says it’s not entirely LuAnn’s fault. The irony just hit her. In Dorinda’s interview, she thinks Bethenny doesn’t recognize how much pain she’s in. LuAnn comes back to the table. In her interview, she says she couldn’t leave. She was standing on the curb, thinking she couldn’t throw away all her hard work for them. They’re not going to win. She’s not letting them break her. That’s part of LuAnn’s problem. She doesn’t just think life is a cabaret; she thinks it’s a competition. Bethenny says she’s sorry for screaming. LuAnn doesn’t know what to say. She feels terrible. It started with Barbara, and then Bethenny. She just wanted to talk calmly. Sonja says, let’s do. LuAnn says she’s sorry she’s been wrapped up in herself, and selfishly dealing with a lot. Dennis’s death was a major thing, and she wants Bethenny to know she thought he was a special guy; she liked him a lot. She didn’t want to keep bringing it up. She thought Bethenny had kind of moved on. Bethenny says she only wants LuAnn to be successful. She’s not mad. She was doing her, and bit off more than she could chew, was digesting it slowly, and vomited it all out. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, LuAnn is a mountain of insufferable. Strangers who have approached her are kinder to her. Bethenny tells LuAnn she has to make a change, and she hopes LuAnn really receives this. Sometimes the Band-Aid has to be ripped off. In LuAnn’s interview, she says she’s sorry. She gives up. Take the foot off her head now. Bethenny hugs LuAnn, and she asks if Bethenny is okay. Bethenny says she released it. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, maybe LuAnn will change, but you don’t see many leopards walking around with no spots. Bethenny tells them that she’s embarrassed, and LuAnn says, everyone had dinner and show.

Ramona and LuAnn get home first. By the time the others get there, LuAnn has gone to bed. Sonja says her clock is punched, and asks what they’re doing. Ramona says they’re doing it all. Bethenny says she has to change and pack. In her interview, she says she just wants to go to sleep, wake up, and talk to her daughter as soon as possible. In Dorinda’s interview, she says, everything in Tinsley’s closet is brand new. And not TJ Maxx new; I’m talking Madison Avenue. It’s not adding up. Sonja says trips are great for them. They get tense, but work it out. They decide to have a dance party, and Tinsley gets on the bar. She says she only busts out her super moves when she’s with the girls. Barbara says, it’s good girls gone wild.

Bethenny does some stretches. Dorinda asks if she needs help. Bethenny says, everything’s swell. Dorinda can’t believe how neat she is. Everything in her life is neat. She says Bethenny is brave, but Bethenny says she’s upset with herself. She assassinated LuAnn’s character. Dorinda says LuAnn assassinated her own character, but she doesn’t want to talk about LuAnn. Dorinda says, it was bad, and Bethenny agrees. She starts to cry. In her interview, Dorinda thinks it’s important for Bethenny to accept and acknowledge what happened with Dennis. She thinks if she runs fast enough, they won’t catch her, but they always do. She says Bethenny is highly functional, to the point that it’s bizarre. Bethenny says, it’s unhealthy. She’s going to take some time, and get through the holidays. In Bethenny’s interview, she says it’s been the most challenging year of her life (again challenging meaning biggest pita ever). She needs to put herself back together like Humpty Dumpty.

6:15 am. Bethenny asks what a trip would be without her being the last to arrive and the first to leave? But she always makes her mark during the short time she stays.

Everyone packs. LuAnn does yoga. She says she feels like she was hit by a truck. The instructor says they’ll get the truck off her. In LuAnn’s interview, she says, these are her friends, and this is how they make her feel about herself. She woke up with a knot in her stomach. She loves her life, and isn’t going to let them ruin it. Sonja calls Barbara, saying she can’t find Barbara’s earrings, but she does see a lot of spray tan everywhere in her room. That’s the problem with white houses. Ramona says she’s not going back yet. She’s going to Art Basil at the convention center with some friends. Sonja asks if she’s going out with her new fancy friends. In Ramona’s interview, she says, it’s cold in New York. Why leave Miami? Great people, great parties, great friends. She’s staying. Tinsley says she’s headed to Palm Beach to check in on her mom and her dog. Bambi was diagnosed with lymphoma, and is getting chemo once a week. Her world is crashing. In LuAnn’s interview, she says Miami isn’t seeing her for a while. She’s staying away from Florida for a long time. Dorinda says she’s used to being with these women. It’s like being cellmates.

Back home, Ramona and Sonja go to June Jacobs labs, where Ramona’s skincare line is made. Sonja says they’re like Laverne and Shirley, except they’re selling Ramona’s sh*t.

LuAnn goes to the studio.

Dorinda shows Bethenny her new apartment. Bethenny says she sees no evidence of John. Dorinda says, that’s because there is none. He doesn’t stay there, and neither one of them push it.  Bethenny say she wouldn’t know they were in a relationship, and Dorinda says, it’ll be seven years in March. Bethenny asks where sex happens. Dorinda says he comes over, they have sex, then he goes home. Now that Bethenny thinks of it, she’s never heard him in the background. Dorinda says she’s doing it for the dry-cleaning. She’s lowering the standards. In her interview, Dorinda says she’s gotten used to the luxury of dry-cleaning, and even has her thongs dry-cleaned. Bethenny says, it was rough last night. After her explosion, she was exhausted, but calm. It was an emotional release, and there was a change. In her interview, Bethenny says she doesn’t want negativity with LuAnn. She doesn’t have to get close to the fire anymore. She tells Dorinda that LuAnn has been texting her non-stop, and Barbara was texting her, saying LuAnn is manic about her. Dorinda says she didn’t do anything worse in Cartagena. We flash back to Dorinda telling LuAnn, at least she didn’t get a mug shot. Bethenny thinks Dorinda’s tirade was more rogue and guns blazing. Dorinda says she and LuAnn didn’t speak for eight months, and LuAnn is texting Bethenny two days later. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, Dorinda measures things in a vacuum, and doesn’t see the whole picture. She has to put the whole pie together. Bethenny thinks LuAnn has screwed her more. Dorinda says she doesn’t want a friend who requires her to be an audience. Bethenny says, even at her intervention, LuAnn was the star. She’s punched out.

LuAnn says this will be her fourth dance single, and she’s excited about it. She sings (using the term loosely), one day at a time; keep it cool and we’ll be fine. Feelin’ Jovani, and it feels so good. In her interview, she says when she comes out, people yell, Jovani! She thinks it’s become more of an adjective. It’s a feeling.

Dorinda’s friend Jon (not John) comes over. In her interview, Dorinda says she was a popular aerobics teacher in the 80s, Jon was her biggest competitor. She recently went to a dancercise class he was teaching, and they had a dance off. She thought they might have something, and she wants to bring it back. She wants to recreate an 80s class, involving the LBGTQ community, with the proceeds going to charity. If it goes well, they can do more. Jon says they’re going to restore having a good time. In Dorinda’s interview, she says, 80s aerobics classes were social, colorful, engaging, and fun. She wants to do something with the other women, and not talk about cabaret. She doesn’t want to talk at all, just dance and dress up.

Tinsley weeps. Ramona comes into her apartment, and Tinsley sobs on her shoulder. She says, Bambi wasn’t just a dog. Ramona says Tinsley has to calm down; it’s unhealthy. In Ramona’s interview, she hopes she’s not like this when Coco dies. Through her tears, Tinsley tells Ramona luckily she was there. She gave Bambi three kisses, and when she checked on him later, he was gone. She called 911, and the firetrucks came, but they couldn’t revive him. In Ramona’s interview, she says, this is major. Tinsley had no lashes on, no makeup, not even lip gloss. Wow. She tells Tinsley that she knows it’s hard, but Bambi is in a in better place. Tinsley says Bambi was twelve, and not old for a chihuahua; her last one was seventeen. Sonja joins them, and in her interview, she says she’s never seen anyone this hysterical about a dog, and this is coming from someone who had a dog funeral. We flash back to Sonja scattering her dog’s ashes, and ending up wearing some of them. She thinks Tinsley needs stability, and she’s glad Tinsley has them. Tinsley says if she has a kid, she’s naming it Bambi. Sonja says she should think that through; there’s no rush. In Sonja’s interview, she says Tinsley might want to rethink that. She knew a stripper with the same name. Tinsley says there’s going to be a viewing tomorrow, and explains how the dog is put in the freezer, and somehow thawed out for the final goodbye. She says, it’s nice closure. In her interview, Ramona wonders, who wants to hug a dethawed [sic] dog? Sonja doesn’t want her to be alone. She knows Tinsley doesn’t have Scott now. Tinsley says Scott was sweet and sent her a pair of shoes. She shows them a pair of Bambi shimmer sneakers, which are pretty cute. In Sonja’s interview, she says, it’s just another gift; not a bereavement gift for someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. I dunno about that. It seems like something he put some thought into actually. Tinsley says she doesn’t want to go to the aerobics class.

A small digression, but still relevant. I love my dogs more than anything. I love all dogs more than anything, but dog viewings are weird. When my father passed away, my in-laws took his dog, who retired along with them in upstate New York, and lived to a ripe old sixteen. A friend of mine had an animal cemetery plot – in the same animal cemetery where Richard Nixon’s Checkers is buried – and since you can bury more than one pet in a plot, she offered me the space for Fairfax. The ground was frozen when Fairfax passed, so Fairfax had to stay frozen a while too. When it came time for the funeral, they had a literal viewing first. I did not know what to do or think, and the people who worked there seemed straight out of the Addams family, and freaked me out a little. Anyway, it’s like a human wake, except in a smaller room. I loved Fairfax with all my heart, but it took everything in me not to laugh. Then, we trooped to the gravesite, Fairfax ahead, in a container in a wheelbarrow. My friend was with us as well, and at this point, I started thinking of the musical Oliver! when Oliver gets a job walking in funeral processions, and imagined us all wearing tall hats. I wanted the ground to swallow me up, since I could barely contain myself. So while my eyes were tearing as Tinsley sobbed, I couldn’t help but think about this solemn, yet humorous occasion. Okay. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

LuAnn visits Ramona. She asks how Ramona’s dating life is. Ramona says, it’s weird; nothing sticks. LuAnn says the older they get, the pickier they get. They know what they want. Ramona says she went to a dinner party, and liked a guy, but… LuAnn says, there has to be that chemical thing. I think she means chemistry. Ramona says she had it with Mario, and LuAnn asks how she feels about him. She says they went to dinner, and he was melancholy, saying he messed things up and misses his family. LuAnn asks if she’s thinking of going back. Ramona wishes she could, but too much has happened. They’re different people.  In Ramona’s interview, she says she doesn’t think they’ll ever get back together, but what they had was special. It’s good to be on nice terms. Ramona asks if LuAnn has spoken to Bethenny, and LuAnn says they’ve been texting. LuAnn feels like she was the punching bag for a trauma that happened. She’s trying not to take it personally, but it hurt. Ramona says it took gumption and guts to come back to the table. She couldn’t believe LuAnn did it. LuAnn says she knew if she went out, she would drink. In her interview, she says the women don’t respect her sobriety. She’s on probation, and has to use a breathalyzer three times a day. We see a clip of her demonstrating, and Dorinda asking what happens if you don’t pass. LuAnn says, they come and get you, and lock you up. That’s the reality of her life. Ramona says she doesn’t want to beat LuAnn up, but Bethenny was trying to point out that sometimes she seems self-absorbed. If she can, try to work on it. LuAnn doesn’t disagree, and says she owns it. Having said that, LuAnn moves on to the topic of her cabaret, telling Ramona that she’s gotten them seats at her Christmas show. It’s sold out. Ramona says they support and love her, but they don’t want to go again. They want something more social, so she’s throwing a surprise party for Sonja and Dorinda the same night. LuAnn can come afterward. LuAnn asks why she would do it on the same night, and Ramona says there wasn’t another one. LuAnn says she could do it any night. In her interview, Ramona says there was a group text where they decided they’d rather do something else. She tells LuAnn that they love her, but they don’t want to see a show they’ve seen a few times. LuAnn says it’s a Christmas show, and different from her other shows. In LuAnn’s interview, she says it’s disappointing to find they don’t want to support her. It’s like your parents not coming to your school play. No it’s not. Grow up.

Dorinda arrives in 80s gear, her hair crimped, wearing the obligatory leg warmers. In her interview, she says now she doesn’t want to do it. She realized she’s not in as good of shape as she was in the 80s. She wore these one-piece things back then, but left her body there. Ramona is dressed 80s Kathy Smith style, nothing too outrageous, but the required headband and leg warmers. She explains that Tinsley isn’t coming. She tells the women about Tinsley meeting her without lashes, and talks about the frozen dog thing. Life isn’t going the way Tinsley wants it. Dorinda says, she’s spending money like someone who doesn’t make it. In her interview, she says when you date a rich guy, your lifestyle is upgraded, but when it’s over, you have to come back down. That’s not happening in Tinsley’s case. Doesn’t her mother have money though? Ramona tells her about the sneakers, and says Tinsley is still in communication with Scott and not talking about the break-up. In Ramona’s interview, she says, if it smells like a fish, it’s a fish. Sonja says she left her 80s body in the 80s. In LuAnn’s interview, she says she used to teach aerobics to the nurses in the rest home where she worked. In Bethenny’s interview, she thought it would be cheesy and lame, and no one would do it, but says she couldn’t have been more mistaken.

Bethenny tells the women that she wants to have a S’mores and Whores party, where she’ll have a surprise for everyone. She thanks LuAnn for the jacket, saying she thought she bought something in her sleep. (Ha-ha! I sent someone a Christmas gift directly from Wayfair last year and forgot to tell them. They thought they ordered something they forgot about.) In Bethenny’s interview, she says LuAnn got her and Barbara cute, fuzzy jackets. She thinks it was just customer appreciation day. Dorinda says Bethenny destroys LuAnn at dinner and gets a gift, while she argues with LuAnn and gets crucified. LuAnn says she did it for her own reasons, and it has nothing to do with that. Dorinda says LuAnn was hysterical. We all go, huh? and LuAnn says she was calm. Barbara points out that it was Bethenny who was hysterical.  Dorinda walks away. In her interview, she says no matter what Bethenny does, LuAnn doesn’t hold a grudge, but for the rest of them, it’s different. Dorinda starts the class.

It’s no Crunch Fitness, but everybody has a great time. In her interview, Bethenny says Dorinda should do this for real. She’s great, and gets everyone excited. In LuAnn’s interview, she says, what happened in the 80s should stay in the 80s. Dorinda thinks it was a success, and Bethenny makes a juice toast to the best class ever. In Dorinda’s interview, she says, watch out, LuAnn. She might be all aerobics next year. LuAnn might have the Jovani, but she has the thong leotard. She might take this on the road. Ramona tells Barbara about the party, but says she knows Barbara is going to LuAnn’s show. In Barbara’s interview, she says, Ramona knows LuAnn’s show is the same night as her party. I know you’re not going to make it, so here’s your invite. Thanks for nothing, Ramona. Barbara tells Sonja she doesn’t think it’s being supportive of one another. In Sonja’s interview, she says they’ve been to LuAnn’s cabaret over and over, but it’s not nice to have an event at the same time. Only Ramona would do something like that. I agree, and even though I’m tired of LuAnn saying/feeling/talking about cabaret, I think Ramona totally did it on purpose and it’s beyond shady.

Sonja tells Ramona that she’s being sneaky, and she doesn’t understand why they have to be there at eight sharp. Why can’t they do it at nine? Ramona says the party is for her, so she’s coming. Dorinda doesn’t know yet, so don’t tell her. Ramona turns to Barbara and says, thanks for blowing it. Um… you blew it yourself. Sonja knew there was a party already, and Ramona is the one who just blew the surprise. What a creep she is. LuAnn tells Bethenny, if they don’t want to come, that’s one thing, but to throw a party at the same time is declassee. Bethenny agrees.

In Bethenny’s interview, she says she told Ramona that she didn’t think it was a good idea. It’s a blatant F-U to LuAnn. Bethenny suggests getting to LuAnn’s show early, giving support, and then getting together afterwards. Sonja says they can do both, and LuAnn tells them to come at seven. Everybody wins. Yeah, for a minute, until there’s a problem.

Next time – the finale – Christmas has arrived, the surprise party, Dorinda doesn’t like to be played, Ramona accuses Tinsley of still being with Scott, and Bethenny has a near-fatal allergic reaction. Not. Bethenny’s. Year.

🍵 A Whole Pot of Tea…

A cornucopia of Wives’ news.

https://pagesix.com/video/bethenny-frankel-blows-up-at-luann-and-more-housewives-news-of-the-week/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190615&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8040366-711673032

I’ve never been Jill’s biggest fan, but my heart went out to her when she lost Bobby. I’m glad to see she decided life goes on.

https://pagesix.com/2019/06/19/jill-zarins-boyfriend-spotted-ordering-an-engagement-ring/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190620&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8052871-711673032

I really liked Erika, but I like her less and less as time goes on. There’s a difference between body positivity and being deliberately provocative. While I’m far from a prude, it just seems like there’s something wrong with someone who has to put their butt crack in your face online. Another problem I have with it, is that young woman who aren’t so fortunate to look like Erika, will only compare themselves. Body positivity is when we see a fat chick in a bikini, not when we see someone who’s been pampered and poofed within an inch of their life, posing nicely while nakey.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1051047/erika-jayne-claps-back-at-critics-after-posting-nsfw-business-casual-pic?source=email&medium=emn-content-6&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

Tinsley will survive. If they don’t hang onto Barbara and Tinsley, the show might lose it’s balance, and turn into RHOBH.

https://pagesix.com/2019/06/15/tinsley-mortimer-is-in-survival-mode-to-stay-on-rhony/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190617&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8043092-711673032

Speaking of Beverly Hills, It’s certainly been a year of ups and downs for LVP. RHOBH slowly sliding off my radar.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/06/lisa-vanderpumps-brothers-suicide-caused-her-to-quit-rhobh/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Like we didn’t see Teresa distancing herself from the jump. Cutting him out of Father’s Day is pretty harsh though.

https://radaronline.com/photos/teresa-giudice-snubs-husband-joe-fathers-day/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

I’m not crazy about either one of them, but I’d still take Shannon over Jim Baloney-o.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/06/rhoc-shannon-beador-awarded-138k-jim-bellino-lawsuit/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Vicki called it years ago. I haven’t always liked Meghan, but I think she’s an inherently decent human. I hope she dumps Jim’s sorry ass. I never liked him.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/06/meghan-king-edmonds-husband-admits-mistake-cheating-scandal/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

https://pagesix.com/2019/06/14/meghan-king-edmonds-on-husbands-affair-i-dont-trust-him-anymore/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190615&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8040366-711673032

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/06/kelly-dodd-slams-meghan-after-ex-rhoc-co-star-confesses-her-husband-cheated/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🌞 As If the Longest Day Wasn’t Enough…

Enjoy your Summer Solstice!

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June 14, 2019 – New Info On Shiloh Comes To Light, a Lawyer’s Lawsuit, Beverly Body Image, Joe Tries Again, Seven Plus One Quotes & Dad

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Yeah, yeah, not much happens in the first minute.

Nelle folds laundry. A guard tells her to stop; supplies need to be unpacked. She says she’s been on her feet all day, and needs a break. Brad walks in with a box, and says he could really use some help. She says she’ll take a break later.

Curtis tells Jordan that he can take her home soon. She says she can’t wait. He sees the bed littered with paperwork, and says he knows she’s in a hurry to get back to work, but he’s going to play bad cop, and impound the paperwork until the doctor says it’s okay. He looks at it, and says, are these medical bills?

At the Metro Court, Sam asks Jason if he’s sure the adoption can’t be traced. What if something goes wrong, and Willow or Brad slips? Carly tells her, don’t focus on the worst case scenario. It will stress her out. Sam says there’s no way she’s going to let that snake get his hands on Wiley.

Curtis says Jordan Just had surgery, is recovering, and some hospital bean counter drops all this in her lap? She says she asked for the bills. He says they’ll submit them, and insurance will handle them. She says her coverage is good, but like everyone else in the country, there’s a wide gap between what insurance pays and what the patient owes. I. Hear. That. She can’t lie there and watch TV. Figuring out their financial obligations will be good for her, even if it’s not good for their bank account. Like or not, they have to deal with reality, even if it means taking a second mortgage. He says, he can’t talk her out of it? and she says, no. He sits on the bed with her.

Willow takes the paper back from Michael, and says she’s going to hunt Shiloh down, and throw it in his face. Michael says she’ll be playing into his hands. He wants her to make a public scene. Then he’ll have proof she has something to hide. She says she does, and he says, all the more reason to keep cool. It’s like a game of chess; you have to take your time before you move. She says she has no time. She has to appear in court. Shiloh knows Wiley is his. Michael says if that was the case, he’d be on Brad and Lucas’s doorstep. He thinks she should call Diane. She knows the law, and how to bend it in her client’s favor. His parents are walking around free in large part because of Diane; she’s that good. Willow says he’s right. She’s the best, and will know what to do. She calls, but is told Diane isn’t there. Michael calls, and hands her the phone. She tells Diane that she’s just been subpoenaed.

At Kelly’s, Margaux thanks Lucy for putting her place on the market. Lucy is surprised she’s selling; she just got there. Margaux asks if it’s a problem, and Lucy says, no. She thinks she can get top dollar, and scheduled an open house this weekend. She asks if she can find something else for Margaux; maybe something smaller. Shiloh walks in, and Lucy asks if Margaux wants to take the conversation outside, but Margaux says she’s good. Lucy leaves, giving Shiloh a look as she passes him. Shiloh asks if Margaux is thinking of selling real estate now that she’s not on the public payroll anymore. She says she saw he found someone to take the fall for him. He says he doesn’t know what she means. She says Harmony didn’t drug those women. Didn’t his role model, P.T. Barnum, say there’s one born every minute? He says, every visionary has been called a huckster. There’s also a name for people like her, who turned him in for thirty pieces of silver. She tells him that he’s no Messiah, and she did it for free. He tells her he’s still there, and he’s just getting warmed up.

Brad tells Nelle that he knew she’d be working, but he didn’t want to sign in. Someone might be keeping tabs on him. He pops an antacid, and she asks why he’s so nervous. Why would someone be watching him? Has he been bad again? She realizes that’s not it, and asks if it’s her baby.

Jason tells Sam, as far as they know, Shiloh doesn’t know the baby survived, and he has no idea it’s Wiley. Sam says they eliminated the paper trail. Jason says one of his followers covered for him again. Sam says she knows. He’s leaning on DOD to back him up. That’s his pride and purpose, but also his Achille’s heel. He might have skated, but his reputation took a hit. People are calling it Dawn of Dead, and ex-followers are coming out about the Trust and the Pledges. His numbers are diminishing. Carly says he’s going under, and Sam says, not yet, but it’s starting to unravel. Jason says Shiloh is panicking. It might motivate him more to find the one thing he has claim to.

Lucy does business on the phone outside Kelly’s. Josslyn approaches, and Lucy hugs her. She asks how Josslyn is doing, and Josslyn says she’s okay. Lucy is glad see her. She says Josslyn has been on her mind a lot lately. Josslyn says she was speaking to Maxie, who said Lucy might be able to help her. Lucy says she’s a little young for her own apartment, but Josslyn says she needs a different kind of help. She needs to know how to contact someone who’s passed over.

Margaux tells Shiloh, his flock is deserting him in droves. He says the DOD numbers have never been higher, and she says either he’s more delusional than she thought, or he’s setting himself up for a colossal fall. He says one day, she’ll realize DOD is her salvation, and when that day comes, he’ll welcome her with open arms. He’s stronger now, and only growing more purposeful. She walks away, and he laughs like the nutcake he is.

Willow asks Diane if she’s sure there’s no choice. She says she understands. Michael says, not what she wanted to hear? and Willow says she has to appear, but Diane is prepared to fight and win. Michael says he can help. She says he’s done so much; now it’s her turn. No matter what happens, Shiloh is not getting his hands on Wiley.

Nelle asks if her baby is sick. Brad says his little boy is fine. He hopes that never changes, and it won’t, as long as Wiley remains with him and Lucas. He says the whole reason Nelle gave the baby to him was to keep him from growing up with Sonny and Carly. She asks if Carly is suspicious, and he says she’s clueless, but the birth mother has been poking around in their lives. Nelle asks if she still thinks Wiley is the baby she gave up. He nods, and she asks, what’s the problem? Brad says, the biological dad. Not Michael, but the real one, who thinks he’s Wiley’s biological father. Brad says he’s about to lose everything; Wiley, Lucas, his life, If Sonny realizes he took Michael’s son away. Nelle asks if he needs her now more than ever.

Curtis wonders how normal, everyday people can afford to be sick. That’s a good question, Curtis. He tells Jordan they’re not talking about this today. She says she needs to; it’s her fault. He says, it’s not. She says she’s the one taking thirty dollar aspirin. He says, because of an accident. He wouldn’t blame her any more than he’s blame Drew, who lost control of his car because a virus made him blind. She says, yes, it was an accident, but it’s still costing them everything they’d planned. Forget the honeymoon and vacations; what if she can’t go back to work? What if they sink into debt because of her? He says he’s got this. Luckily, he has an idea. He kisses her. While I applaud them addressing unaffordable affordable health care, didn’t Drew say he’d pay for all of this? Did I dream that scene up?

Brad tells Nelle if Wiley’s paternity becomes public, he needs to make sure she still wants Wiley to grow up with him and Lucas. He shows her a picture of Wiley on his phone. She says, he’s adorable. She sees a lot of Michael in him. She asks if he’s moved on, and Brad says, Wiley? She says, no; Michael. She saw the trash he was with on the red carpet at the Nurses Ball. Brad says they were talking about Wiley. She says, tell her the truth. Michael isn’t over her, is he?

Lucy texts Michael. Want to make an offer? Need to move quickly.

Willow visits Harmony in the pokey. She asks how Harmony’s arraignment was, and Harmony says, there’s not much to it. She pled guilty, and she’s being sent to Pentonville. Willow says she’s sending herself.

Carly tells Jason and Sam that she feels bad for Lucas. She says, there’s nothing worse for a parent than feeling powerless when your kid needs you. Margaux stops by the table, and asks to speak to Jason. They step away. Margaux says he probably knows she resigned. He says he heard her last act as DA was releasing Shiloh, and arresting Harmony, who lied to cover it up. She says she had no choice. Harmony confessed, and there was no evidence to disprove it. That’s not her problem. Actually, Shiloh is her problem. That’s why she came to see him.

Carly wonders what Margaux wants, and tells Sam, it’s great that Jax is back. Josslyn has been having a rough time. Sam is so sorry. She remembers what Carly said earlier, about being a mother, and feeling desperate for your child. The last thing she needs is more stress. Sam knows they’ve had their ups and downs, but if there’s anything she can do, or if Carly wants to talk, she’s there. Carly thanks her, and says, there’s nothing… She tells Sam that she’s afraid something is wrong with her baby.

She tells Sam the results of the CVS test were fine, and she thought she was free and clear, but her last screening indicated there could be a chromosomal problem. It can signal birth defects not detected in the CVS test. She’s spinning. Sam says she has to stop. Stay calm. She wants the baby to have the best life possible, and he will. There are plenty of reasons why her proteins could be elevated. Talk to Sonny, and they’ll work it out. She did tell Sonny, right?

Jason asks Margaux, why not stay and fight? She says her involvement with DOD would compromise the case. She did some digging though, and uncovered a file they haven’t seen before. A DOD member died of a drug overdose; Douglas Miller. Another follower took the blame, even though the death occurred after a dispute with Shiloh in Beecher’s Corners.

Josslyn says she heard Lucy had experienced contact with the other side. Lucy says she’s been known to dip her toe in, but Josslyn’s loss is too fresh. Why does she need help? Josslyn says she felt Oscar’s presence, and saw him at the Nurses Ball when she was singing. Lucy says, no doubt he was there and a comfort to her. Josslyn says, it was, but she never got the chance to say goodbye. She doesn’t even know what her last words were to him. Michael comes by, and asks if everything is okay. Lucy says, dandy. They were discussing how beautiful Josslyn’s performance at the Nurses Ball was. Josslyn says she had help. Lucy asks if Michael got the text. She tells him, if he’s looking for said person, they’re in there, and indicates Kelly’s. He asks if Josslyn is okay, and Josslyn say with the help of friends like Lucy, she will be.

Shiloh gets a text that he’ll need a $10K retainer for the custody lawyer, and pouts. Michael says he hears Shiloh has lost another follower. It’s starting to become a trend. Shiloh says, soon, he’ll be welcoming a new member. He’s sure Willow told Michael all about it. It’s not the first time he’s seen them together. What’s their connection?

Willow tells Harmony, it doesn’t have to be like this. Tell the truth. Shiloh isn’t the man Harmony thinks he is. Does she think he’ll be grateful, and suddenly put her first? Does she think he’ll adore her like she does him? In her heart of hearts, doesn’t she know better? Harmony says Willow never understood. Shiloh is the inspiration for DOD, and her love is unconditional. Willow tells her, wake up. The only person Shiloh loves is himself. Harmony says, Shiloh is a great man, and his work must continue. It’s an honor to help. Willow says they’re talking about prison. Harmony is going to be locked up with dangerous, violent women. How is she going to survive? Harmony says her faith will guide her through. It always has. Willow says Harmony has been a seeker; asking questions and looking for the larger truth. She’s throwing her life away on a lie. Does she really think Shiloh has the answer?

Brad tells Nelle that she should stop thinking about Michael. It would be best for everyone, especially Wiley, if she lets go of the past, and everything that binds her to Port Charles. Nelle says she’s doing laundry, not solving climate change. Seeing Wiley’s picture, she knows he’s loved. Brad says, so if someone tries to stake a claim on Wiley, she won’t interfere? She says cross her heart. He thanks her, and she says she doesn’t want someone else raising him, but she’s been on her best behavior, and could be up for early parole. He imagines she’d want a fresh start; somewhere new and exciting. She says, maybe, but maybe she’d want a part in her little boy’s life. He’d be open to that, wouldn’t he?

Curtis tells Jordan that he loves her. She says she loves him too, and he says, if just one kiss can change the conversation, then two or three… She tells him, stop. They have real issues that require real solutions. If they’re paying these bills, they need to prepare to sacrifice. Curtis tells her, stop thinking about what they’re giving up, and think about what they’re gaining. They can get creative in the kitchen. She wonders what he means by that, and he says they still to need eat, but instead of ordering out, they’ll make their own pizza. They might never see a Broadway play, but they can watch the Port Charles Players. Maybe he’ll sell his truck, and get a bike. They won’t have any gym fees. If they don’t opt for a second mortgage, they can sell the place, and buy a fixer-upper. They can flip it for a profit, and do it all over again. Before you know it, they’ll be out of debt, and closer than ever because they did it together. She says he’s crazy, and he asks if that’s a yes. She smiles.

Brad tells Nelle, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. She still has to do time, and he and Lucas need to do what’s best for their son. Nelle says, our son. It takes a village. Wiley will need a strong female role model. Brad asks if she means that she wants what’s best for Wiley. She tells him that she’s no threat. She’s his greatest ally. Her little angel’s happiness is all that matters. Making sure that bitch Carly doesn’t get her hands on him. The guard comes back, and asks if Brad is ready. Brad thanks Nelle. He says she may have contributed to saving a life. She says, anything for a good cause.

Willow says Harmony believes in Shiloh the myth. Let her tell Harmony about Shiloh the man. He’s willing to let Harmony rot while he takes her grandchild. It’s up to them to stop him. Harmony says she’s given Shiloh everything. Without him, she has nothing. Willow says, Harmony has her. Trust her. There is life after Shiloh. She’ll have the chance start over. Be a real family like they were before DOD. Not just a word or a slogan, but the real thing; mother and daughter. It all depends on her. She has to take the first step, and tell the truth. The guard comes in and says, the van is waiting. Willow says, it’s not too late. Do it for her grandchild and herself. Life has worth beyond Shiloh. As Harmony is led away, she says, goodbye. I bet she flips on Shiloh.

Jason asks why the police can’t revisit the case in Beecher’s Corners, but Margaux says they have no pull in that office. They consider the case closed. He says when he met Harmony there, Shiloh had the cops in his pocket. She says he clearly finds a way to get the law on his side. Maybe it works for them if he’s confident. If he thinks the authorities have accepted his version of the story, maybe he’s not being as careful. Maybe there’s evidence in Beecher’s Corners. She knows for sure, if anyone can crack the case, it won’t be a cop. Nail him for a crime he can’t pin on someone. He asks if she’s helping, and she says if anyone asks, she’ll deny it. He tells her, good luck, and she says, good hunting.

Carly admits she hasn’t told Sonny, and Sam asks, why? Carly says she just found out, and they’re both really busy. Sam thinks if Carly asks, Sonny will make room to talk about the baby. She knows Sonny would be worried. Carly says he has Kristina and Josslyn to worry about, not to mention Lulu and Dante. He doesn’t need one more thing. Sam says her worries are his. Carly says she keeps thinking if she doesn’t tell him, there will be nothing to worry about. Until she knows for sure.. Jason comes back to the table.

Lucy tells Josslyn that she’s deeply sympathetic. It’s great that Josslyn wants closure, but Lucy believes Oscar would want her to live life, not spend it trying to contact him. Josslyn says, if that’s true, why did he come to her at the Nurses Ball. Lucy says he did it at a time when she really, truly needed him. Maybe he’s choosing to not contact her again. Josslyn says she doesn’t know how it works, and needs someone who does. She doesn’t need a fraud who will prey on her grief; she can’t let it happen. Oscar wouldn’t want it either. He wants her to learn to live life without him. Josslyn says, in other words, Lucy won’t help her.

Michael tells Shiloh, Willow is a friend. She has a lot of friend in Port Charles; in the PD and the private sector. One of those friends knows a lot about him, David Henry Archer. He says his name is Shiloh. He needs to get back home. Michael says, about that. He’s renting the house on Brookhaven, right? Michael thinks it’s a nice place, so he bought it.

Willow looks in a mirror, and tells herself that she said she’d fight to protect Wiley with everything she’s got. Michael told her how many people were on her side, and she has every single legal means at her disposal. She says, it’s okay, Wiley. We got this.

Michael tells Shiloh that he bought the house. He’s a Quartermaine, and could buy the whole block, but that seemed excessive. Shiloh says he has a lease, but Michael says ELQ is partnering with domestic violence prevention, and it’s going to be turned into a center. Shiloh gets a notification that $50K has been wired to his account. He tells Michael, good luck breaking the lease. He says when Michael sees Willow, tell her that he’ll see her in court.

Lucy tells Josslyn that she has business to conclude with Michael. She knows if Josslyn is meant to contact the great beyond. She’ll do it. Oscar would want her to be strong. She’s Carly and Jax’s daughter, and Lucy has faith in her. Lucy says they’ll talk again soon, and goes into Kelly’s. Josslyn looks at the séance article on her phone. She reads, death is not the end. It’s only the beginning of a journey we all have to take. Death is the first step.

Carly tells Jason that she and Sam had a nice conversation. It’s great to see the two of them together in public. Carly jets, and Jason asks if something is going on. Sam suggests they let Carly and Sonny handle their own problems, and Jason sits. Sam asks what Margaux wanted, and Jason says he may have to return to Beecher’s Corners.

Jordan says Curtis is right. She’s been given a second chance, and should make the most of it. The bills can wait. He says, whatever it takes to turn their real life into the good life, they’ll do it together. They kiss.

Nelle is introduced to her new roommate. It’s Harmony, who looks pretty nervous.

On Monday, Curtis tells Jordan that they’ll figure out a way to pay the bills, Laura needs Mac’s help, and Valentin wants to buy Jax’s half of Aurora.

🍵 Some Tea with Artificial Sweetener…

No wonder we rarely see Erika’s husband. He’s busy with his own problems.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/rhobh-erika-jayne-husband-tom-girardi-15m-lawsuit/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

It’s sad that Kyle felt such pressure to be thin, V8 was her only food. I don’t understand why she heated it up though.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1048569/kyle-richards-opens-up-about-her-battle-with-an-eating-disorder-i-was-very-self-conscious?source=email&medium=emn-content-5&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

There’s hope for Juicy Joe yet.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/06/rhonj-joe-giudice-begs-more-time-filing-deportation-appeal/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

📢 Quotes of the Week

Everything popular is wrong.Oscar Wilde

He who angers you conquers you.Elizabeth Kenny

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. – Napoleon Bonaparte

A winner is just a loser who tried one more time. – George M. Moore

If there’s no solution to a problem that you see, it’s up to you to create it.Ayah Bdeir, founder of toy company littleBits

I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. – Mahatma – This makes me feel better about naming the tiny spider in my bathroom. Shout out to Arthur!

It takes a lot of money to look this cheap. – Dolly Parton

👨 Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. – Wade Boggs

👔 And While I’m On the Subject…

A Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, father figures, pseudo fathers, pet dads, dads-to-be, and whatever other kinds of fathers might be out there!

⚓ My father was the best! This one’s for you, dude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2019 – Oscar Gets His Wish, nuShams, a Shower, Wives at Coachella, Vicki’s Suit, a Feud, Joe’s Oust, Tamra Served, a Divorce, Two Quartets of Quotes & a Catch

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I missed the first couple of minutes. Mea culpa and all that.

Sonny tells Michael that they all could have done better, but Neil said it’s a process. They have to keep trying until they reach Kristina.

Kim asks Oscar to come inside from the terrace. Oscar says they were just talking about how nice it was being outside, but Drew agrees it’s getting chilly. Oscar asks to see the picture Monica took of them. Kim shows him, and says his grandmother took a lot of great pictures today. Oscar says, there’s one person missing. Jason comes out on the terrace, and Oscar says he’s glad Jason made it.

Outside Kelly’s, on the phone with Robin, Anna says that she and Robin’s dad were reminiscing about working in Italy. She has a gift she’d like to give Robin; a bracelet they bought in Italy. It’s not valuable, but it’s kind of priceless. It reminds them of how lucky they are that she’s their daughter, and Anna wants her to have it. She says Finn is there, and he’s fine.

At the MetroCourt, Lulu tells Peter that her mom caught her up on a few developments. She knew there was a chance that Ryan could be alive, but finding his severed hand was news. Peter asks if that’s why she came back, to chase the Ryan Chamberlain story. She says Ryan came thisclose to taking her life. Now she knows exactly what she needs. He’s afraid to ask, and she says, a one on one with the object of Ryan’s obsession – Ava Jerome.

At the Crimson office, Nina tells Sasha to go home and get back in bed. Sasha says she’ll be fine. Maxie needs an objective opinion about what dress to wear. Sasha sneezes, and Maxie says, for the sake of her date, maybe Sasha should keep a safe distance. Nina says the worst that will happen is, she’ll have to cancel, and wait seven days. Sasha asks if Nina is still mad at Peter. Nina says he ran a DNA test behind her back. Some things aren’t forgivable. Sasha says Nina says it was her privacy that was invaded, and she forgave Peter. Why can’t Nina? She also forgave Maxie. Nina says, Maxie is family, and Maxie says, so is Peter. Nina says, for all his good intentions, all she can see is that he tried to take her daughter from her. Maxie says Nina has already forgiven her; she might as well forgive Peter. Sasha says, Maxie is right. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Let it go.

Michael tells Sonny and Carly that he’d promised he wouldn’t judge Kristina or the situation. Carly says his sister joined a cult. How open-minded are they supposed to be? They’re not saying she’s stupid. She wanted to find new experiences that make her happy, and that’s a good thing. Shiloh took advantage of her. Michael asks what she’s saying, and she tells him not to judge himself. They need to fall back and regroup. Michael gets that, but he lost patience, and stormed out. Sonny says, it was emotional for everyone. Neil will tell them when they can reach out again. Michael starts coughing, and says, maybe they can get together and talk about what they’re going to do for the next session, so they’re not blindsided.

Oscar tells Josslyn and Cameron about changing his name. Cameron says, technically, he just added a hyphen. Is he hyphenating? Oscar tells Cameron not to jump on his moment, and says, Oscar Nero Quartermaine at their service. He says he wouldn’t have changed his name without checking with his mom first, and she’s awesome for saying yes.

Julian arrives at the Quartermaine’s, and tells Olivia that Oscar’s mom said it was okay for him to come. Olivia says she’s trying to be supportive without getting in the way. From now to the end, it’s all about Oscar. He says, Kim probably already told her, but her help is appreciated. Olivia says Kim did tell her, but it’s still nice to hear. He wishes he could do more. Olivia can’t believe she’s saying this, but Julian might be just what she needs right now.

Kim asks Drew to pull rank, and tell Oscar that he needs to rest. Drew tells Oscar it’s nap time, but Oscar asks for a minute to speak to Jason alone.

Anna asks what the chances were of Robin calling. She’s glad she didn’t FaceTime, since she’d been so upset. Robert says she had a nasty scare. It was of her own creation, but she’s still entitled to feel relieved. She says she is. Finn asks how Robin is, and Anna says, she called up to see how her mom was doing. Her mom. Robert says, it’s got a nice ring to it. Anna says Alex’s mind games can’t take away Robin being her daughter. Robert says she’s his daughter too. Anna says, their daughter, and she wouldn’t change a thing. Robert asks if Finn would.

Lulu tells Peter that Ryan became obsessed with Ava. He murdered her daughter, and posed as Doc. She consented to have sex with Doc, not Ryan. Peter asks if she thinks Ava wants her story told. Lulu says she’ll be respectful and careful; she promises. Peter asks if she’s sure she’s okay. It’s not the only major event she’s carrying. Lulu says, Dante? That’s different. He didn’t abandon his family. As much as she loves and misses him, she knows he’s where he needs to be. Peter asks if she’s saying that Dante left because he loves her. She says, he did. It hurts like hell, but it’s the price you pay for loving someone. Peter says she makes it sound like it’s worth it, and she says, love always is.

Maxie goes to the Crimson closet, and looks at dresses. Nina tells her, go with the black, but Maxie is afraid it says Protestant in mourning, and she’s neither. Nina knows she loves and misses Nathan, but he’d want her to move on and be happy. Maxie says, just not this soon with this guy. Nina says, while she has her reservations, that’s her problem. It’s just that it’s happening so quickly. Maxie says, it’s one date. Nina says they both know that’s not true. If it goes the way Maxie wants it, Peter will become more than James’s uncle. He’ll be permanent and close. Maxie says, no matter what happens, Nina will always be a part of the family. Nathan… Nina says, would tell her to back off. She can hear his voice in her head telling her to stop. She tells Sasha that she would have loved him, but Sasha is passed out at her computer. Nina shakes her, and Sasha says, she’s okay. Nina says, she’s not. She’s burning up.

Carly tells Michael that he’s burning up. Go home, and get in bed. He says before she airlifts him to GH, he’ll nip it in the bud. He needs to be sharp when they see Kristina. He also doesn’t want to get anyone else sick, especially Carly and the baby, so he’s going to take off. Sonny says he’ll let Michael know when Neil calls. Michael leaves, and Carly says, nothing from Josslyn. Sonny says, maybe that’s good news, and Oscar is holding his own. Carly says, it’s not day to day; it’s hour to hour. She knows what’s coming for Josslyn, but can’t stop it. Sonny says, what she’s going through is devastating. Nothing can prepare her for what’s going to happen. Carly has to let her go through it, and be there when it does. Carly says she needs to let Josslyn feel what she’s going to, but wants to show her there are good things in the world to look for too, like the new baby. Avery appears, and says, what baby?

Oscar doesn’t mean to pressure Jason, but wants to make sure he didn’t change his mind about being executor. Jason says, whatever Oscar needs, he can count on him. Oscar thanks him, and Jason asks if he needs a hand getting back inside. Oscar says there’s one more thing Jason can help him with.

Finn tells Robert, any changes in the dynamic between him and Anna are their business. Anna says she’s happy. She can’t imagine things getting any better. Robert tells Finn, there’s no point in gilding the lily, old man. Finn says he’s glad they’re all on the same page, but he needs to get to work. We see Robert’s hands under the table, holding Finn’s engagement ring (I apparently missed how he ended up with it), and Finn makes a gesture to Robert behind Anna’s back. When he’s gone, Anna asks Robert if he’s happy now. Robert says he thought Finn would never leave, and Anna asks why he’s still giving Finn a hard time. What’s wrong with him?

Lulu tells Peter that she didn’t come home because Rocco was bored, or because she was done decompressing. She needed to be with the people who are there for her; her mom, Maxie, and Charlotte. Just being around them makes her feel better, and she needs to be there for them. That’s what love is. He says he wouldn’t know. The only emotions he had for his father were fear and hatred, and when his father wasn’t around, relief. He didn’t know his mom existed until he came to Port Charles, and their relationship is tenuous at best. She says there’s never been anyone else he loved? Be completely honest. He says he doesn’t know if he can love someone else.

Sasha tells Nina, it’s just a cold or a 24-hour bug. She’ll be fine by this time tomorrow. Nina says, by this time tomorrow, she’ll be on antibiotics. She asks if Nina has had a flu shot. Maxie says she needs to handle it before she spreads it around. Nina says, no more arguing. Sasha is coming with her.

Sonny says Avery was eavesdropping? He mom is great at it. Carly says Avery asked a question, and deserves an answer. Sonny was going to tell her when they time was right, but he guesses the time is right now. He says Avery has heard him and Carly talking about having a baby. How would she feel about a baby brother or sister? Avery looks around, and asks where they are, but Sonny says, a baby takes time. Carly says they don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, but the baby will need love, and it helps to have a big sister. Sonny tells Avery that’s what she’s going to be. She’s going to be a big sister. Does it make her happy?

Jason and Oscar go back inside. Jason tells Oscar he can’t do it without Kim’s permission. Oscar asks Kim if Jason can give him a ride on his motorcycle. Kim asks if they’re insane, and Julian says he’s not sure that’s a good idea. Kim says, Oscar could have a seizure and pass out. Olivia adds, there could be an accident. No matter how careful Jason is, they happen. Oscar asks Drew what he thinks. Drew thinks it’s a good idea, and Kim says he can’t be serious. Drew says it doesn’t have be far. Jason can stay on the property. Olivia says. it’s insane in his condition. Josslyn says, it’s what Oscar wants, and Cameron says, there’s so much he can’t do that’s on his bucket list. Why not do this? Kim says it’s nice they want to risk her son’s life for a thrill ride, but they’re not his mother. Every moment is precious. Oscar says, please? He’ll never get to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Jason says if something goes wrong, he can stop safely until help comes. Josslyn says Kim can trust Jason not to let anything happen to Oscar. Oscar says, just one time, and Kim says he will be wearing a helmet.

Robert tells Anna that he just wants her to be happy. She says, today is a banner day then. She is really happy. He says, tastes change, and she asks why he’s saying that. Because she chose a fundamentally good man, who’s dedicated his life to helping people? He says, as opposed to one who runs around shooting people? She says she cherishes the time she and Robert had together, and the day they created their daughter. Robert says, Robin. She’s their daughter, and always will be. She tells him, stop messing with Finn; give him a break. He tells her, so be happy. This guy better be worth it. Anna says, he is. She leaves, and Robert takes the ring out of his picket and looks at it.

Nina brings Sasha into the hospital. She tells Finn, Sasha has a fever, and is going in and out of consciousness. Sasha says it’s just a cold, or the early stages of the flu. Nina informs her that, during the first World War, more people died from the flu than bullets and bombs. Finn has a nurse take Sasha to an examining room. Nina says she might be overreacting, but she didn’t raise Sasha, and has no knowledge of her medical history. Finn says, Sasha is an adult; they can just ask her. He’s going to confer with the nurse, and be in to check on Sasha. He leaves, and Michael gets off the elevator.

Sasha waits in the examining room. Michael walks in, and sneezes. Sasha says she told him that she’s not good for him.

Lulu tells Peter that she knows for a fact he knows how love. She’s seen the way he is with Maxie. He delivered Maxie’s baby on the side of the road, and slept outside her apartment to keep her safe. She sees how he is with her. He’s nurturing and protective. He’s got the love thing down. He just didn’t know what it was. Maxie comes in. She’s surprised to see Lulu, and they hug.

Julian asks Olivia if it would be okay for him to see Leo, and she suggests they go together. Julian asks, what if he’s sleeping? and she says, they’ll wake him up. They might not get a laugh, but they’ll definitely get sounds.

On the terrace, Drew tells Kim that he knows where Oscar gets his bravery. She says she’s not brave. She just didn’t have the strength to say no to the both of them. She ask why Drew said yes. Drew says he wants Oscar to make the most of the life he has left, even if it means taking a risk or two. We hear the Jason’s motorcycle go past.

Maxie says she has so much to tell Lulu. Sasha really is Nina’s daughter. Lulu says she thought that’s why Sasha came to town. Maxie says, long story. It goes haywire, then comes back. Lulu says, right now, she has an interview to prepare for. She looks at Peter, and before he can say anything, says she’ll take that as a yes. She jets, and Maxie asks what they talked about.

Sasha tells Michael to keep his distance; she’s contagious. He says, too late for that. She’s sorry she gave him whatever, but he says maybe he gave it to her. She says, just so he knows, it was totally worth it. Nina comes in, and says it’s nice of Michael to check on Sasha. She asks if he’s there for a Board meeting, and he says he’s there to get a prescription. It turns out he and Sasha have something in common. Finn asks Sasha when she noticed her temperature rising, and she says, this morning at the gym. Ha-ha.

Carly asks Sonny how Avery is taking it, and he says she couldn’t wait to tell Laura. She’s asking about names, and Carly suggest they find out if it’s a boy or girl first. She asks what he’s thinking about. Whatever he’s got going on, tell her, so she doesn’t make up something in her head. He says, it’s all good. Her checkup was good. Everybody is happy. She doesn’t know why he can’t relax and enjoy it. He says for the same reason she can’t.

Back at the Quartermaine’s, Oscar says it was awesome. Jason says Oscar kept trying to get him to go on the highway, and Kim thanks him for not listening. Josslyn says she knew he’d be okay. Oscar tells Cameron that he should get a bike like that. Kim says Oscar should rest now, but he has one more favor to ask. It would mean a lot if his dad and Jason could figure out how to be brothers.

Maxie says she didn’t mean to put Peter on the spot. He says Lulu kind of left him in the lurch, and he has a ton of work. She says she understands. The cover proof is a total disaster. Maybe they should reschedule. He says she already got a sitter, but she tells him it’s fine. They’ve waited this long; they can wait until they don’t have to squeeze it in. She tells him to go, and he flies.

Anna sees Finn at the hospital, and he asks if everything is all right. She says, actually, she and Robert had a trip down Memory Lane. He says, they’re done already? It’s a lot of history. He would expect it to be a longer walk. She says it reminded her of how happy she is. He asks, how happy is that? and she says, pretty happy. She doesn’t want to keep looking in the past. They kiss, and she says she’ll see him tonight. When she’s gone, he sends a text.

Robert’s phone dings. He reads, you have something of mine. Robert looks at the ring again, and smiles.

Carly tells Sonny, no offense, but she feels like she’s handling the idea of a new baby a little better than him. He says, more than little. She says she’s still scared everything could go wrong, but thinks the odds are in their favor, and they’ll have a healthy baby. Sonny says, what if they don’t? If they get more, they’ll love more, and the more they have to lose. Carly says she’s learning something from Josslyn. She’s staying in the present, and that’s where she’s focusing. She only has Oscar today. She’s trying to do the same thing with the baby. It’s all good today. The baby is healthy today, and so is she. Sonny says, today be happy. It’s all they have. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

Nina runs into Michael, and says, he’s still there? He says he figured he’d check in on Sasha, and asks if she’s seeing visitors. Nina says she was given something for her fever, and will probably be drowsy, and shoves him into the room. Sasha says, Nina? Michael asks if she wants him to get Nina, an she says, Nina. She wishes Nina was her real mother.

Jason says he never thought he and Drew would find common ground, but now.. Drew says, Oscar? and Jason says, yeah. Drew thinks him for giving Oscar a ride, and Jason thanks Drew for trusting him with his son.

Kim asks Julian how Leo is. Julian says, good. She tells him that he doesn’t have to hold back. He’s allowed to have a healthy son, and be happy about it. She thanks him for coming. He says she’s welcome, but he’s not sure what good he’s doing. She says he doesn’t have to do anything. He’s there, and that’s what matters. They hug.

Oscar tells Josslyn that he needs to talk to Cameron a moment. Josslyn says, guy stuff? and Cameron tells Oscar, don’t be embarrassed. It’s brave of Oscar to come to him for manly advice. Josslyn leaves, and Oscar tells Cameron to get out his phone. He needs to make a video. Cameron hesitates, and Oscar says, trust him. Cameron starts filming. Oscar says, hey, Joss. If you’re seeing this, it means I’m gone.

On Monday, Franco has an idea for the Nurses’ Ball, Doc says they’ll give Ryan the memorial he deserves, and Neil asks what if Sonny is wrong?

🍵 My Teacup Runneth Over…

🍼 Baby Shams News…

M(J)other and baby doing fine.

https://pagesix.com/2019/04/18/shahs-of-sunset-star-mj-javid-finally-holds-her-baby-boy/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190419&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7792910-711673032

https://www.eonline.com/news/1033878/mercedes-mj-javid-remains-in-icu-after-giving-birth-they-saved-her-life?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

☔ A Shower of Gatsby Proportions…

All the parties in the world won’t answer my question of, why, Brittany, why?

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/fun-times-vanderpump-rules-brittany-cartwright-throws-great-gatsby-wedding-shower/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

👟 I Hate Myself For This, But…

I had a fleeting thought of the same thing. Not that I’d ever be mean about it, or post it on social media. Although my thought was more along the lines of, what fifty-year-old woman wants to use a Porta Potty? Then again, anyone from RHOBH probably brings along their own private toilet.

https://people.com/tv/coachella-2019-kyle-richards-claps-back-troll-shes-too-old/

https://www.eonline.com/news/1032519/kyle-richards-has-the-best-response-to-someone-who-said-she-s-too-old-for-coachella#photo-998684

https://radaronline.com/photos/kyle-richards-lisa-rinna-teddi-mellencamp-party-at-coachella/

💸 Good Luck With That…

Apparently, now that Vicki has realized she kissed a frog, she wants a princely sum. Does she think Brooks got a job?

https://starmagazine.com/photos/rhoc-vicki-gunvalson-suing-brooks-ayers-cancer/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

📣 Team Kelly For Me…

Not because I’m on her side necessarily. I just don’t like Tamra.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/rhoc-tamra-judge-kelly-dodd-feud-refusing-film-each-other/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

✈ Getting the Feels Over People I Don’t Like…

Juicy Joe seems to be on a slippery slope. I’ve been watching them for so long, they’re like family. Like those annoying cousins you have to include because it’s Thanksgiving.

http://extratv.com/2019/04/19/joe-giudices-family-reacts-to-his-deportation-appeal-denial/?adid=extra_eme_26994_2019-04-19_rightnow3

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/rhonj-joe-giudice-deportation-delayed-petition/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🚮 Bellino Baloney…

Not. Tamra’s. Year. Although I’m sure she’ll skate.

https://www.yourtango.com/2019323464/who-alexis-bellinos-husband?utm_source=YourTango+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0cec3f7e5b-yt%2Bnewsletter%2B2019-04-14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_486ef2d3f6-0cec3f7e5b-395276601&mc_cid=0cec3f7e5b&mc_eid=d0177a2b3e

💍 And I Felt Nothing…

I was just watching their segment of Our Journey So Far. I hadn’t really seen their whole story during the regular 90 Day Fiancé season. They seem like nice people, but she has some problems, and he’s a player, so no surprise.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1035721/90-day-fiance-s-ashley-martson-files-for-divorce-from-jay-smith-again?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news#photo-951289

🔊 Quotes of the Week

All this unbridled joy has given me quite an appetite. – The Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), Downton Abbey

Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?Phyllis Diller

Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake. – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

Acting Childish seems to come naturally, but acting like an adult, no matter how old we are, just doesn’t come easy to us.Lily Tomlin

Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world.C.S. Lewis, from Surprised by Joy

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.Vincent Van Gogh

There are no victims, only volunteers.Dr. Phil

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.Albert Einstein

Normally I don’t drink in the afternoon, but it’s still morning. – Max (Kat Dennings), 2 Broke Girls

🎣 May Your Weekend Catch Be Plentiful…

Weekend hope…

PartyCatch

Weekend reality…

CatchZ

Because, why not?

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March 14, 2019 – Another Tattoo is Revealed, Dynasty Birthday, a Top Chef is Chosen, Junior Not Happening, Joe Can’t Go Home, SyFy Sux, Tinsley Moves On & Finally

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Ava sees Doc. She says, Kevin? She slaps him, calling him an SOB, and saying he killed her daughter.

Andre sees Anna at the bar, and says, long time no see. Anna hugs him.

At the hospital, Drew tells Kim that Oscar is doing well. Terry said it will take another few hours for the tests to be done, so does she want to grab dinner? She says, no thanks, and he asks how she’s holding up. She tells him that she was thinking about how many times they moved. Each time, she tried to cozy it up and reflect what Oscar was into at the time. She was thinking, barring a miracle, this may be the last room he’ll be in. Shiloh appears, and says he doesn’t know about that. Miracles are more common than they think.

Sam is on the phone at Charlie’s. She says Daisy is the one who recruited Kristina. The way she was acting, Sam thinks the tattoo is tied to DOD. She says, a palindrome? Go ahead and explore. Kristina and Molly come in

Finn asks if Alexis would care to join him for a bite. She’d love to, but she’s meeting her girls at Charlie’s. He says she just had a dream about Julian that nearly drove her to drink. Does she think that’s wise?

Willow knocks on Chase’s door, surprising him. He thought he was picking her up at home. She was ready early, and figured she’d come to him. He says, and what? She says, and this, and kisses him.

Lulu can’t believe what Laura has been through. Laura says, what all of them have been through. The most important thing is that they’re all okay now know. Lulu says no wonder Doc was acting strangely, but now Laura’s real husband is back. They can pick up where they left off.

Chase says Willow is full of surprises. She’s just as surprised. They’ve both been busy since Valentine’s Day, and they’ve texted, but it’s not the same as seeing each other. She doesn’t want him to think she’s losing interest. He says he’s not either. He enjoys spending time with her. Since she’s early, why don’t they ditch the car and walk through the park. She likes the idea. They leave, and it starts to thunder.

Alexis tells Finn that her daughter works at Charlie’s, and the girls want to meet there. He says she’s forgetting he knows her. She asks if he’s questioning her wisdom, and he says, isn’t she? She says, always, but she’ll be fine. He says he’s not above telling her I told you so. She’s not surprised.

Andre asks how Jordan is doing, and Anna says she’s stable. She’s recovering, but will need a transplant eventually. Andre says he got tested, but he’s not a match. He’d hoped to have good news when he saw her. Jordan is so strong and active, he can’t imagine how hard it is on her. Anna says she’s determined to triumph, and will be happy to see him. He says she wanted to talk about something else that she didn’t want to discuss on the phone. He asks if it has anything to do with his memory transfer work. She says it appears she was an unwilling participant In the study that laid the groundwork for his.

Drew asks what Shiloh is doing there. He says he heard Oscar took a turn for the worse. He reached out to his DOD family, asking about alternative types of healing. Kim remembers when Daisy was there, and placed her hands on Oscar’s head. She asks if it was Reiki, and Shiloh says they don’t label it. It’s specific to their seminars, and has to do more with the power of positive thinking. He asks if there’s anything he can do. He’d like to help, given his and Drew’s history.

Molly asks about the phone call, and Sam says it’s just a case she’s working on. It’s not important. Kristina tells her not to dismiss her work so lightly, and Molly says Kristina is really getting into those self-help classes. Sam says she has no idea. Molly is glad they’re getting together, and says she’ll grab a table. Valerie comes in, and says she’s glad Kristina is still there. She was hoping to talk. Kristina says she can’t; she’s having dinner with her family. Valerie doesn’t like how it ended. It escalated quickly, and she’s sorry. They’re friends. They don’t have to agree on everything Kristina is into, and she doesn’t get DOD, if that’s okay. Kristina says, actually, it’s not.

Alexis asks how Laura is. She says they’re all fine, but wants Alexis to know that Ryan switched places with Doc on Labor Day weekend. So whatever dealings she’s had with him since then, were with Ryan.

Ava wants Doc to burn in hell. Scotty grabs her, and she says she wants him dead. He tells her, that’s Doc. Ryan is gone.

Valerie asks Kristina why they can’t make it right. Kristina isn’t sure if they can, or if she wants to invite that kind of energy into her life. She needs to be mindful about who and what she lets in. Valerie says she’s known Kristina longer than her self-help guru Shiloh. What is she talking about? Kristina says, her. She has no room in her life for people who aren’t completely supportive about what she wants in life. It’s easy to dismiss what you don’t understand. Kristina says her guru is honest above all else, and Valerie isn’t even honest with herself. Valerie says she doesn’t know what Kristina means, and Kristina says she thinks Valerie does.

Shiloh knows it’s not their cup of tea, but wants to do what he can to help. Drew saved his life, and he hasn’t repaid the debt. Kim thanks him, and says she’s seen firsthand the benefits of spiritual medicine, but they’re past that point now. Shiloh understands, and asks them to tell Oscar that he stopped by. Drew says, sure. Shiloh says he knows it must be painful for Drew not to remember his past, but the man he’s become is a man Drew should be proud of.

Andre tells Anna, when he took the project, the DVX gave him the records from the previous project. There wasn’t much. Some data, and a good serum that proved useful. All of the subjects were referred to by number. He had no idea she was one of them. Anna believes him. He wonders why she never told him before, and she says she didn’t remember; she was drugged. He asks what he can do to help. She says Cabot said some of Alex’s memories may have been transferred to her. She wants to know if that was indicated in the bios given. He says it’s been a long time. He can’t recall any details, but might have something better.

Alexis tells Laura, she only had one session. She thought he was acting weird because she was representing Laura in the divorce, then he dropped her. Laura thinks the divorce is the only reason she’s alive. Lulu says he could have killed her. Laura says, poor Ava. She has so much to sort through. Alexis says they need to discuss the divorce, and Lulu says, it can’t be valid. Alexis says it’s probably already in progress, but she’ll handle it. They’re as married as ever.

Molly tells Sam that she recognizes Kristina’s body language. She’s anxious about something. Valerie tells Kristina that she’s throwing their friendship away for a bunch of people she just met. Maybe she should reexamine her priorities. Kristina says maybe Valerie should figure it out. Valerie asks why Kristina is so insecure, but Kristina says Valerie is. She can’t have this negative energy in her life. Valerie says maybe she’s right. The friendship has been one-sided for a while. She’ll see Kristina around. Or maybe not. She walks out.

Sam asks Kristina, what happened? Kristina says, nothing. She’s just wedding out the toxic relationships in her life. If people can’t respect the choices she’s made in life, they can’t be in it. Molly says, zero tolerance If anyone annoys her? She’s glad Kristina and mom had a meeting of the minds.

Alexis suggests Laura get her lawyers and public relations people in the forefront, before the story gets out. She’ll need Laura and Doc to sign something. Laura says she has a lot going on right now. They haven’t even recovered the body yet. Alexis says to let her know, and leaves. Lulu says, now that it’s just them, why is Laura in no rush to invalidate the divorce?

Chase and Willow come back to his apartment, drenched. Chase says there’s no way he’s sitting in a restaurant soaked. She says he has his wardrobe at his disposal. He says he’ll throw her clothes in the dryer. She can help herself to whatever she finds.

Doc tells Ava to look at him. He’s Dr. Kevin Collins; not Ryan. Ava asks how she knows it’s not another game? Scotty says he talked to Kevin when she was Niagara Falls. He checked into the hospital, when Ryan went over the Falls without a barrel. Doc shows Ava his wristband. She says she’s sorry. Scotty sits her down, and Doc says he realizes it’s hard to unpack. He asks for a moment to talk. Scotty asks if he’s out of his mind, but he says, just a moment alone. Scotty says, okay, and Ava glares at him.

Lulu asks if Laura thinks Ryan survived. Laura says he didn’t die, and managed to get out of the explosion. He left the country, and worked for the DVX until his mental health deteriorated. The DVX reached out to Doc, telling him to pick him up, or they’d kill him. Lulu says, so he went to get him. Laura says he put Ryan in Ferncliff under an alias. He treated Ryan secretly for months, and Ryan eventually overpowered him and took hsi place. Lulu says, if he had notified the authorities, they would have known when he started acting so bizarre. Someone would have realized it. Laura says, none of it had to happen. She understands Doc wanting to help his brother. but the secret went horribly wrong. There was always the possibility he would escape. Because they believed he was dead, no one questioned that Doc wasn’t Doc. The worst part is that he kept it from her; for months. She doesn’t know how to deal with it. Lulu thinks they’ll work it out.

Chase builds a fire. Willow comes out in an athletic jacket worn as a mini dress. Very mini. She hands him her dress. He tells her there’s an open bottle of wine, and to help herself.

Ava hopes she didn’t hurt doc. He says he’s endured worse in the past few months. He’s sorry for what Ryan did. Laura told him how Ryan deceived her, and got her to fall in love with him. She’s hurt, and he understands. Ava says he can’t understand how she feels; what she’s been through. Doc says they’ve both been violated. Ryan came into her life under false pretenses. He stole Doc’s life; corrupted and perverted it. She’s not interested in hearing his pain or bonding over it. Amy comes by, and tells Doc that she can’t find his wife, but can help discharge him if he’s ready. He says, in a minute, please. He tells Ava to talk to someone. Not him obviously, but he can help her find someone she can trust. Ava thanks him for his concern, but opening her heart up is how she got in this mess. She has no intention of making that mistake again.

Kristina says Valerie was undermining her goals, and she had to detach. Sam says she doesn’t have to be so quick to cut someone out of her life. They’ve been friends for a while, and DOD is new to her. She has to respect that Valerie has reservations. She can’t tell Valerie how to think or feel. Kristina says she doesn’t have to respect Valerie’s reservations. Molly says she would hate if Kristina did the same thing to them if they have questions. Kristina says, they’re family; that’s different. Sam has been supportive. She looks at Sam and says she knows Sam is into self-help. Shiloh was so impressed with her, he showed her something he only shares with his prize students. The place where he had his first awaking. She’s jealous. She pretends to be joking, but we know she really is. Molly thought DOD was just volunteering and self-help. Alexis arrives, but Sam gets a text, and says it’s from a client. She has to leave. Kristina guesses the case is more than not interesting. Sam admits it’s important, and jets.

Kim punches the pillow, and Drew says he thinks it’s been fluffed within an inch of its life. He asks if it has anything to do with Shiloh. Kim says she’s a believer in alternative medicine, but she can spot a charlatan a mile away. She knows they were close at one point. Drew says he only has Shiloh’s word on that. Shiloh says he’s not the man he used to be, but clearly, neither is he.

Finn joins Anna and Andre. Anna tells Finn that Andre thinks he has something useful. Finn thought the only copy of his notes was on a flashdrive that was destroyed. Andre says he got rid of everything else regarding his project, but not Cabot’s data. He shows Finn his laptop, saying he accessed the files on his private server. Anna asks what she’s looking at. Finn says, if he’s reading correctly, the notes suggest that memories were transferred from Patient Two to Patient One. Ann says Alex and her.

Sam walks into DOD. It seems empty, and she looks around. She asks if anyone is there. Her phone dings. It’s a text, along with a picture of the tattoo sketch, saying, haven’t found anything. Are you sure your sketch is accurate? Shiloh comes out, shirtless.

Kristina says Sam has been on edge since she and Jason called it quits. Molly asks why Alexis was at the hospital: is everyone okay? Alexis says she’s fine. Molly asks if anyone is suing for malpractice, and Alexis says, no, but she supposes it could happen. Kristina says she’s talking in riddles. Alexis knows they’ve read about Ryan, but it turns out there are a few more details. He switched places with Doc last Labor Day. She went to see a serial killer for therapy, but only one session. Kristina says that’s why talk therapy isn’t the answer. Alexis should come to more group classes. Molly asks if Kristina is for real. Their mom just said she was alone with a serial killer, and Kristina turns it into a pitch for self-help. Kristina says Shiloh taught her it’s dangerous to rely on someone else for your breakthrough. People are fallible. You have to go through it on your own. Molly asks if Shiloh is infallible. Alexis – in a how about them Mets? moment – says she has a new therapist. He’s good. Kristina says she’s welcome to her own choices.

Chase tells Willow that his culinary efforts begin and end with a meal prep service. He hasn’t graduated to shopping himself, other than cereal and frozen food. She’s in the same boat. She says she can make three things. After that, it’s salad or take-out. He asks for a literal rain check, if she wants. He’d like to spend more time with her. She was worried she’d scare him off with all her baggage; how she gave up her son. Chase says she has a life. They all do. He thinks she’s brave to open up , and appreciates her confiding in him. She says she never feels like he has an agenda. He hates to disappoint her, but he does. He likes her, and wants to spend more time together as a couple, and see where things go. It’s something she wants very much. They kiss. The dryer timer goes off, and he says he’ll get her clothes.

Andre tells Finn and Anna that he sent the files to them. Anna asks how she’s going to decipher them. Finn says he can try, but like Cabot said, it’s hard to quantify memories. Obviously, the data must be somewhere. Anna wonders which memories are Alex’s and which are hers. Andre says anything that was noted in any way should be in the records, but he thinks Cabot focused on relevant data. He wouldn’t have recorded what the memory was. He would have focused on it physically affected them. Anna says it’s not just data; it defines her. Some of her memories could be lies, and she has no way of finding out which ones they are. Finn says Anna might not know, but there’s someone who does. Anna says, her sister, and he nods.

Chase says Willow’s dress is a little wrinkled. He can iron it. She says, he has an iron? He tells her the department frowns on rumpled, unkempt detectives. She thinks she can stand the shame of wrinkled clothes long enough to get home, but thanks him for offering. I’m wondering why on earth they can’t still go out to eat. Or order in. Maybe they should be going to meetings with Alexis. All they ever end up doing is drinking.

At the hospital, Amy tells Doc, there’s his wife. She’ll grab a wheelchair. She’s sure he’s anxious to get home. Doc tells Laura that they’re letting him go home. That is, if she wants him to come home. She doesn’t think it’s a good idea right now. He understands. She says she’s glad he’s feeling better, and can’t walk away fast enough.

Ava a poster on the wall with Doc’s picture on it. She rips it down and tears it up. Scotty grabs her. She says, all those months; all those lies. Her Kiki. She sinks to the floor, as Scotty holds her.

Kim tells Drew that Oscar talked to Shiloh. He knows what that means. Drew says, Oscar is looking for a miracle. He’s afraid of what happens next. Kim says, so is she. He says, him too, and holds her.

Kristina says she has to get behind the bar. Next time, her treat. When she’s gone, Alexis asks what’s on Molly’s mind. Molly says she’s been busy with school, and spending every spare minute with TJ. She hasn’t been spending time with Kristina, and had no idea she was so into DOD. Alexis says Kristina always dives in head first, at the moment when passion seizes her. She thinks it’s good for Kristina’s self-esteem. She’s cautious, but not worried, as long as Kristina isn’t hurting herself or anyone else. Molly says, let’s hope not.

Valerie sits at the bar. She flashes back to Kristina kissing her. She orders a lemon drop, and asks the bartender to be generous with the vodka.

Molly asks if she can talk to Kristina about something. She knows Kristina was distracted before dinner, and she thought their mom and Sam were dancing around the topic. What’s really going on with her and DOD? It’s way past volunteering. Kristina lives there, and it’s all she talks about. Kristina says it transformed her life. Molly says, more like took over. When has she last had an original thought or said something that didn’t originate with Shiloh. Kristina says Shiloh is a great teacher, and spiritually evolved. Molly says she’s been indoctrinated. DOD Is a cult.

Shiloh asks Sam how he can help her. She says she came to talk about Kristina. He says he’s all ears, and she asks if he can put on a shirt. He asks if it makes her uncomfortable. We see the phone behind her back, with the tattoo sketch on the screen. Are you kidding? Wouldn’t Sam have made that disappear the second he came in?

Willow gets dressed. As she pulls her dress over her head, we see she has the same tramp stamp as Daisy and Harmony.

That was a good ending. I actually made a noise when I saw Willow’s tattoo.

Tomorrow, Valentin thinks Anna is desperate, Shiloh asks Sam if she’s worried about his safety, and Sonny asks where his son is.

💃 I almost forgot. I’m still hanging with Mexican Dynasties, where this week Paulina said her brother Oscar was her soulmate. Another cast member said it was like Game of Thrones around there, and I don’t want to know. It was also Oscar’s birthday, and he decided on an S&M themed party, which he had to explain to his eighty-plus-year-old mother. He was awakened on his birthday with a mariachi band playing the Mexican version of Happy Birthday, which he took a lot better than I would have. He and sis Paulina also had their own variation of the song, called Fatale Birthday, about less than cordial birthday wishes, and it was actually pretty funny. Adan was still having angst over his decision to pass on La Voz. He seems like a big spoiled baby who is easily manipulated.

🔪 Finishing up in Macau, tonight was Top Chef’s season finale. Eric, Kelsey, and Sara started off at the MGM Theater, where they saw montages of clips from throughout the season. Then Padma came out and told them they’d be cooking the four-course meal of their lives. The other contestants returned, and the three finalists each chose two sous chefs from the group, drawing numbered knives to see what the picking order would be. They were given thirty minutes for menu planning, and three hours to shop, being allowed to place special orders. They had six hours to cook, two hours being for the first course – wherein came the twist. After the first course, only two cooks would be picked to finish the next day, and one would be packing their knives. Kelsey went with a summers in the South theme, Eric wanted to smack them in the face with flavor, and Sara combined Asian and Portuguese, and gave it a Southern touch. Unfortunately, Eric smacked himself out of the competition by burning the lotus chips, as well as the judges not being able to taste the beef. It was down to Kelsey and Sara, who decided to have dinner at a five-star Japanese restaurant in the hotel. They had an unbelievable meal, filled with sushi beyond your wildest dreams.

For the last competition, Kelsey chose softshell crab as one of her dishes. Since there is no fresh crab in Macau, I thought it might cost her. Fresh is always best. Sara had a ribeye to die for, and a slice of duck that was perfection. And I don’t like duck. One of her courses was too salty, which didn’t go over big. I totally understood, not being crazy about salt, and being that person who can eat only one potato chip. Padma congratulated the finalists, and Tom said they competed with confidence and intention, and from the heart. Graham said Kelsey’s mushrooms were out of control. I have no idea what he meant by that, but they did look good. It must have been nearly impossible to choose, but Kelsey became the new Top Chef. Sara said second place was not too bad. On Watch What Happens Live, it was also announced that Kelsey was the fan favorite. You go, Southern Girl!

🍔 MasterChef Junior started again, but you can’t watch ‘em all, so I’m not. Maybe later in the season.

🚔 Juice on Ice…

My fantasy Thanksgiving table will be a little emptier this year.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1023591/from-bankruptcy-to-prison-a-timeline-of-teresa-and-joe-giudice-s-legal-troubles

👺 SyFy Strikes Again…

Adding insult to injury after mercying Z Nation, looks like a fifth season of Channel Zero isn’t going to happen.

https://deadline.com/2019/01/channel-zero-canceled-syfy-after-4-seasons-1202536195/

👠 Tinsley Is Over Men…

I’m sad that things with Scott didn’t work out. Even though I have no reason whatsoever to care.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/11/tinsley-mortimer-gets-flirty-with-model-bertil-espegren/

🎯 Finally…

My first weekend feeling well in years. Okay, weeks, but it felt like years.

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