What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Lucy bangs on Scotty’s door. She says it’s important and can’t wait.
Felicia invites Nathan to poker night, and invites him for other nights. He wonders why she’s booking up all his free time. She says they don’t want him to get lonely with Maxie away.
At the hospital, Amy is perusing some Man Landers questions. Bobbie asks her for a favor. Amy asks Bobbie a personal marital question, but Bobbie says they’re not there yet. She tells Amy to let Monica know that she’s taking an early lunch. Bobbie sees Carly, and tells her that she’s meeting with Felicia. Carly says Michael can’t find out; he’ll think they’re on a witch hunt. Bobbie says they are, since Nelle is a witch, but they’ll be careful.
Outside of Crimson, Michael tells Nelle he missed her, and they kiss.
Sonny tells Oscar that any problem he’s got, Sonny can fix. Oscar starts to record the exchange on his phone, and tells Sonny to get out before it goes viral. Josslyn tells Oscar that he’s her stepfather. Oscar starts to apologize, but Sonny interrupts. He says what Oscar did was exactly the right thing to do.
Bobbie tells Carly to play nice with Nelle. If she can’t, she’ll blow everything. She says the hardest part will be seeing her with Michael, and when they attack, he’ll want to protect her. She tells Carly to stay pleasant and calm, but not too sweet. Carly says she can outplay Nelle easy.
Nelle tells Michael that he likes to live dangerously, since this is Carly’s turf. He says he thinks his mother knows they’re doing more than holding hands.
Nathan tells Felicia that he has been lonely, but the job is a great opportunity for Maxie, and she’s able to see Georgie. Felicia says he’s an enlightened guy, but that doesn’t keep you company. She says Maxie is concerned, and Nathan wishes Maxie would tell him what’s really on her mind. Felicia says Maxie thinks he’s keeping something from her. He gets a text from Amy.
Scotty says Lucy’s emergencies always translate into grief for him. He’s lucky to be alive, and keeps looking over his shoulder since she blabbed about his involvement with Morgan’s pills. He asks her to leave, saying that he’s billing Julian by the hour, and expects it to be his early retirement. Lucy starts to cry, and says it’s about his father. She says she’s sorry, but he’s gone. He says that can’t be true; he just talked to him, and he’s healthy as a horse. He wants to know why Lucy was called, and she says Serena called her but didn’t want Scotty finding out over the phone. He wants to call Serena, but Lucy says that she’s focused on Gail right now. Lucy tells Scotty that he went peacefully, so there’s some comfort in that. He says it’s out of the blue, and calls Lee a bulldog. Lucy says that’s what makes it hard to accept. Having very recently had a friend pass away suddenly in their sleep, this is getting to me.
Oscar says he was in the wrong, but Sonny says he didn’t know. He likes that Josslyn has a friend who takes action on her behalf, and as far as Oscar knew, he was a stranger trying to get Josslyn alone. He tells Josslyn that he has good news. Her dad’s immigration issues are resolved, and he can come back to the US any time he wants.
Felicia tells Nathan that Maxie has an active imagination, but also good instincts. He says she has no cause for concern. Bobbie arrives to meet with Felicia. Nathan gets another text from Amy asking if he can meet her, and says that he has to go. Bobbie asks if everything is okay, and Felicia says that remains to be seen. Bobbie says Nelle has her hooks in Michael, but not on her watch, and it’s time to take her down. She asks if Felicia is with her, but Felicia says no.
Michael and Nelle run into Carly. She asks what he’s doing there, and he says taking Nelle to lunch. Would she care to join them?
Nathan tells Amy to make it quick. She reads him a Man Landers question, and asks how his sex life is. He says his wife is across the country; what does she think? She hands him the proofs from the photo shoot. He says this was the emergency? He has his own life, and the more they’re seen in public, the greater the chance they’ll be figured out. After this, they’re done with him being the face of Man Landers. She says she needs one more teensy thing – for him to be the face one more time.
Sonny wanted Josslyn to be the first to know. He found out from a friend who works for the government. She asks if it’s the same guy who had her father deported. She’s glad, but wishes it hadn’t happened in the first place. Sonny apologizes again, and says he cares about her and always will. He’ll always have her back. That’s one thing he and Oscar have in common.
Carly asks Michael if it’s a real invitation, but says she’s late for an appointment, so she can’t. Nelle says maybe another time, and Carly says maybe. When she’s gone, Nelle tels Michael that was interesting. She doesn’t know who’s more shocking, Michael or Carly. He says he thought it might do some good. Nelle wonders what would have happened if she’d said yes, and Michael tells her it would have been the shortest lunch on record in a place that has no knives. He says that Carly didn’t take her head off, so that’s progress.
Felicia tells Bobbie that she’s not defending Nelle, but she thinks it’s a mistake. She doesn’t want them alienating Michael, and thinks they’ll just push him away. She suggests they let him live his own life. God forbid.
Scotty calls Serena, but it goes to voicemail. He asks her to call when she gets the message. He says they love her, and maybe it was good that she was there. Lucy says she’s sure Serena must be helping Gail with the details. He tells Lucy that she can go, but she says she took the day off. He pours some liquor, and suggests she go to the spa; he can take care of himself. She asks, by downing a drink? and he says that he’s just getting started. Lucy says Lee had problems with alcohol, and is that a way to honor him? Scotty says he was a disappointment to his father in life, so why not in his death?
Nathan tells Amy that he’s out. He has a career he enjoys, and this wouldn’t help if he’s found out. Amy says her brother was on a wait list for surgery, and the approval just came through. It means she’ll have to take a leave from GH. He doesn’t see what it has to do with him. She tells him that she doesn’t have vacation days, so she’ll have to take a leave of absence. In lieu of her salary, she’s arranged for a gig. Man Landers is giving an interview.
After Sonny leaves, Josslyn asks Oscar not to tell anyone about what happened. Oscar says he won’t, and it’s his fault anyway. He says he’s kind of glad he got to meet Sonny; he’s cool. Josslyn says Sonny did have the good sense to compliment Oscar on his improvised defense tactic, but he can’t do it again. She can’t have him sticking up for her, even if he does it well.
At the MetroCourt, Sonny meets Carly, who tells him about seeing Michael. She says she didn’t scream or yell, and kept her cool when Michael invited her to lunch with them. She can’t stand the position that Nelle is putting him in; she’s driving wedge between them. Sonny asks if she’s making progress or is she playing Nelle? She says Nelle played them, and she’s just trying to put her family back together in bad circumstances.
Bobbie tells Felicia that it’s hard to watch and do nothing. They see Nelle and Michael walk into the restaurant. Felicia tells Bobbie to weigh the risks, and if Bobbie still feels the same way, she’ll do it. Bobbie doesn’t want her to be uncomfortable, but Felicia says she’d be more uncomfortable if it was taken to another P.I., and to let her know.
Lucy tells Scotty that Lee wasn’t disappointed in him. Scotty wants to be alone, but Lucy won’t leave. She knows she wasn’t Lee’s favorite of Scotty’s many exes, but she managed to do something wonderful bringing Serena into the world, and then she and Lee were in each other’s orbits. She says he loved Scotty very much. Scotty says he did, but he failed Lee every step of the way. He says Lee was a great guy, and he took advantage and took him for granted.
Nathan tells Amy to forget it. Amy begs for just one interview. She can shepherd him though it. He says he agreed to the other one, but this is as far as he goes. Amy tells him that she needs all the money she can get; she and Chet still have to survive after the surgery. He asks what about the next time, and the time after that? As her audience grows, so will interview opportunities. She can’t hide behind him forever, and maybe now is the time to reveal herself. She says she’s sorry she dragged him into it, and she’ll figure something out. He tells her to wait, and asks how it’s going to work. She hugs him.
Sonny tells Carly that he was able to give Josslyn some good news. He pulled some strings, and got Jax’s deportation order rescinded. He thinks she was glad, but it’s going to take a while to make it right. Carly appreciates that he’s trying, and says that Josslyn will get there eventually. He asks if she knows anything about Oscar.
Josslyn tells Oscar that he got lucky, but don’t push it. Oscar says he and Sonny are good. She says that Morgan was the only one who could bust on Sonny and not get challenged. Oscar wishes he could have met Morgan. Josslyn says that Morgan would have liked him. He liked anyone she did, but he was spontaneous. He leaped before looking, like Oscar did when he stood up to Sonny, and when he asked her to meet him on the footbridge. She says that doing something just for fun or because it’s a cool idea is very Morgan, but he has to promise not to challenge Sonny next time. Oscar says that’s fine, as long as she promises there is a next time.
Nelle asks Michael if Bobbie is still watching, and Michael says they’re still the center of attention. Nelle wants to leave, but he says the sooner everyone accepts reality, the better off they’ll be. When Nelle goes to the bathroom, Michael approaches Bobbie. She says that she didn’t want to interrupt, but she doesn’t want to pretend she approves or it’s not breaking Carly’s heart. Michael says they have a right to their feelings, but it’s his life, and he has to be true to himself. Bobbie says funny that he’s using the word true. She thinks Nelle is using his graciousness against him, and isn’t sure it’s not part of her master plan. He tells her that both she and Carly have made their share of mistakes, and were given more chances. Why shouldn’t he do that for Nelle?
Scotty tells Lucy that Lee never forgave him for goofing things up with Laura. Lucy says they were just kids. He says that Lee was thrilled. He was going to be a success story, then everything went downhill. We flash back to when Scotty was practically a child and arguing with Lee. Lucy takes the glass from his hand, telling him that’s enough. He’s allowed to feel sorry for himself, but not to rewrite history. He made mistakes and disappointed Lee sometimes, but it was a long time ago, and not who he is now. She says when Scotty met Dominique, it was magic, and together, they brought Serena into the world. Lee saw him as a new man. He had tears of joy, pride, and love when he saw Serena, and for the man Scotty had become. His father forgave him.
Josslyn talks to Oscar about Jax. She’s glad she didn’t have to visit him in Abu Dhabi, and says she’d either be inside all of the time, or die from a heat stroke. She thinks things here are better. They part company, and Oscar smiles.
Carly says that Oscar was the boy drinking with Josslyn. Sonny says he thought Oscar was cool, but Carly gets unreasonable as usual, acting like Oscar led Josslyn astray, when they were just sitting there talking quietly and barely drinking. Sonny says he’ll support her no matter what. She says that she has to intervene, and she will. Carly spends so much time spinning her wheels over protecting her family from imaginary situations, it’s a wonder she gets anything else done.
Nelle tells Michael that she heard what he said to Bobbie, and asks if he’s ready for this. He says that he’ll respect his family’s wishes, but can’t live his life to please them. She asks what if he’s wrong about her, and he asks if he is. She tells him no.
Bobbie tells Felicia that she thought it over and wants to move forward. Felicia tells her to have Carly call HR. She wants to see Nelle’s employment records. She thinks the real dirt is where Nelle started – in Florida.
Amy tells Nathan that the interview is a podcast, and that she has a plan.
Lucy gives Scotty some coffee. He says he only had two drinks, but she says he’ll take it and like it. He tells her to go, but she promised Serena that she would stay with him. There’s a knock at the door. Scotty says to tell them he’s not there, and goes into another room. It’s Serena. She and Lucy hug and cry. Lucy calls to Scotty, saying when he sees who’s here, he might change his mind. He comes back, and sees Serena.
Tomorrow, Alexis talks to Valentin, Kiki brings Ava a surprise, and Dante has bad news for Sonny.
🐘 Not much else going on TVwise tonight, but I’m glad to see that Zoo is back. It’s worth watching for the special effects alone, but the story is intriguing, the acting top notch, and there are a couple of scruffily cute guys on it. Oddly enough, I’m not a huge James Patterson fan (and they should never, ever let him read from his own books), but this story is completely different from anything I’ve read of his. It seems more like something Michael Crichton would come up with. In a nutshell, animals everywhere are organizing and attacking humans. A zoologist, a safari guide, a newspaper reporter, a veterinary pathologist, and a French intelligence agent join forces to find out why. While the animals are the real stars, the supporting cast ain’t bad either.
🌷 Good Advice from a Lady in a Pink Car
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash
“I like people… I just prefer when they’re not around.” – Mitch Morgan, veterinary pathologist, Zoo