What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Sam thanks Jason for his help, and he tells her, anytime. They move directly to kissing, and a new version of their theme music.
Jordan meets Margaux at the MetroCourt. Margaux has a stack of letters she’s written to her father. She wrote to him once a week, and kept writing even after she realized he was probably dead. There’s no question now; he’ll never read them. It was a wasted effort. She asks why Jordan asked to meet, and Jordan says it’s about her father’s case.
A sandwich board sign says, In Loving Memory – Morgan Stone Corinthos. Sonny tells Mike that he has a meeting with his business partners. Mike says Sonny is a rich man, and Sonny says he does all right. Mike remembers how much it meant to Sonny; money and power. When he was too young to know the real cost. Sonny says he knows now.
Ava puts flowers on Morgan’s grave. She says he should be there, and she wishes he was. She touches the headstone.
At the Crimson office, Lulu asks Nina if it’s a bad time. Nina asks Lulu to call her on her cellphone, and Lulu points out that Nina is holding it. Nina want to make sure it rings. Lulu calls, and it does, but Nina says it’s not the call she was waiting for.
On the docks, Valentin is on the phone with Curtis, who tells him the results of the second test are in. Valentin says it’s what he thought; excellent. After he’s done talking, he drops the phone, and reaches around under a pallet. A foot comes down on his free hand. It’s Laura, who says, Valentin Cassadine, finally at her feet. They’re dressing her so much better. Laura is no frump anymore.
Lulu tells Nina that she dropped by to give her the materials for the book fair. Nina says she didn’t forget. It’s just that something has been occupying her attention. Lulu says if there’s a conflict, Valentin can take Nina’s shift. He’s great about volunteering. Nina tells her not to mention it to him, and Lulu asks if he’s giving her grief about the divorce. Nina says, it’s been finalized, and he was more than fair. He also did something incredible. He found her daughter.
Laura says she likes Valentin on his hands and knees, since a bad attitude apparently came with her new clothing. He tells her not to get used to it. He’d like his hand back; he doesn’t want to scuff her shoe. She’s like, oops, and takes her foot off. He says Lulu didn’t tell him she was coming home, and Laura says it was a surprise. She was about to visit him at Windemere, and he says he saved her a trip. The water can be treacherous this time of year. She says he has experience in treachery. He asks how long she’s in Port Charles, and she says as long as he calls Port Charles home. She’s here for good.
Sonny tells Mike that Carly said he’d remembered something important Sonny needs to know. Mike says they talked about him going to daycare. He thinks it would be good for him to socialize. Sonny says if that’s what Mike wants. Mike tells him to not just say that. They have to follow through. He thinks it would be good for both of them if he gets out of the house.
Carly joins them, and asks if they had a good talk. Sonny says his dad wants to start daycare, and they have to set it up. Carly says that’s great news, but does Mike remember what else they talked about? Jason was late because the DA called him in to question him about Sonny and Vincent Marino. He said Sonny had nothing to worry about. Mike laughs, and says, it’s at the bottom of the Hudson river. Sonny asks, what? and Mike says, the gun. As he was driving to Port Charles from Croton, he was crossing a bridge. He pulled over, and threw it in the river. Sonny asks if he’s sure, and Mike says, thirty years, at the bottom of the Hudson. Sonny is safe. He did one thing right. Sonny says, more than one, and thanks him. Mike tells Sonny that he loves him, and they hug.
Julian asks Ava how long she’s staying. Ava tells him that if he’s nervous, he can go. She’s staying until she’s said what she needs to say. The only two people who have seen good in her, and a reason to give her a chance, have been Griff and Morgan, and she’s lost them both. Julian says he sees he good in her, but she’s not sure that counts. He says, Avery and Kiki. Kiki appears, and says she used to see the good in Ava. Then she wised up.
Jason and Sam get busy on the desk. They both have a hard time with the buttons on her shirt, and I laugh because I don’t think it was intentionally scripted. He picks her up throws, her on the couch, and they get busier. They hear a key in the door, and Alexis walks in. She says, sorry; she didn’t man intrude. Sam says key privileges aren’t to be abused, but Alexis says Kristina left her wallet, and didn’t think Sam was home. She didn’t pick up the phone. Jason says he’d better go. When he leaves, Sam asks if Alexis has something to say. Alexis says, you’re welcome. It looks like she got there in the nick of time.
Lulu says Valentin told Nina that she has a daughter, after Madeline died. Nina knows what Lulu is thinking, and says she’d gotten clues independent of him; like the necklace her mom left to her. There have also been two DNA tests, and she’s a genetic match. Her name is Sasha. Lulu is happy for her. She wishes the circumstance were different, but it’s amazing. Nina says Valentin got the information from her mom, and Curtis tracked her down. He also requested the DNA tests, and she trusts him. Sasha Gilmore is her daughter. Lulu says it’s going to change her life forever, and asks if Nina has figured out how to tell her. Nina says she left a message.
Valentin asks Laura if Spencer is with her. He doesn’t want Spencer breaking into his house again. Laura says he’s in France, away from the man who murdered his father. Valentin says Nicholas went out the window. He’s assumed dead, but they can’t be sure; he’s faked his own death before, and there was no evidence contradicting it was self-defense. She says Valentin stole Spencer’s inheritance, but Valentin says he claimed the inheritance left to him by his father. He tells Laura that he and her daughter have set their differences aside for Charlotte’s sake. Laura should take a page from Lulu’s book. They’re one big happy dysfunctional family. Join them.
Margaux asks Jordan if she’s found something, but Jordan says, sorry. Margaux says there must be a lead somewhere on Skully’s connection to Sonny. Jordan says they’ve poured over everything. It’s time to move on. Margaux asks if they’re dropping the investigation.
At the memorial, everyone tells stories about Morgan. Kristina talks about the time Morgan took off his shirt after he got it dirty. It was the most successful promotion ever. Every girl in town showed up, although they did get a ticket from the health department. Sonny says he never heard about that. Bobbie says Morgan was handsome, and Michael says he was shameless. Mike says Morgan sounds like his kind of guy. Carly reminds him that Morgan was his grandson. Josslyn says it feels like only yesterday, but it’s been two whole years since they lost him.
Kiki asks Ava if she’s going to show up where she’s least wanted, and hurt the people Morgan loved. Or is hurting them the point? Julian tells her to stop, but Ava says it’s okay. She’s here because no matter what Kiki believes, she loved Morgan. Kiki asks when did she love him? When she switched his meds and he was taking placebos instead? When he spiraled out of control and took off in a car rigged to explode. She never loved him; she loved that he loved her. She’s incapable of live because she’s incapable of basic empathy. Here she is, a vain shallow narcissist, making a day that should have been about Morgan, about her. Kiki tells her to leave. Ava asks what if she doesn’t, and Kiki says she’ll drag Ava out herself.
Laura tells Valentin that she’d never fault Lulu about making compromises for Charlotte’s sake, but she’ll never forget what he did. He asks if she’s waiting to strike, but she says she won’t have to lift finger. Children grow up fast. He can’t hid the truth from her forever. Valentin says, that her uncle faked his death and skipped town, leaving an innocent man to take the fall? Laura grabs at Valentin’s neck, saying she’d never say her son was a saint, but he’d never murder someone in cold blood. Valentin says she’s assuming Charlotte would believe her version of the events, but she’s a stranger. Little more than grandma in name only. She slaps him. I can’t stand Laura getting out of control this way. She’s already assaulted him three times, and is lucky he’s not calling the cops.
Nina tells Lulu that she thought she was prepared. She called Sasha, got voicemail, and I’m your mother comes tumbling out before she realized, and it was too late to take it back. This is how the poor girl got confirmation. Lulu says it’s a voicemail she’ll never delete; the first time she heard her mother’s voice. Nina says, rambling and incoherent, but Lulu says, a voice full of love. It would be shocking no matter how she did it. Nina says it proves she has no business being a mother. She doesn’t know what she’s doing. She called Sasha’s entire life into question. What if Sasha wants nothing to do with her?
Avery, who is growing like the Starchild in V, says she misses Morgan. Kristina says she’ll miss his crazy schemes, and Carly says she misses his smile and laugh. Sonny says he misses them sitting together late at night when they couldn’t sleep. Mike says the way they’re talking, it’s like he never left. It’s like he’s right here with them.
Ava tells Kiki that she has every right be there. Kiki says until Sonny and Carly come; they’ll be there soon. She needs to go before she makes another scene in front of Avery. Julian says they can pay their respects another day. Ava tells Kiki that she prays no one Kiki loves ever speaks to her the way she’s spoken to Ava. Kiki says all she did was tell the truth. Ava leaves, and Julian tells Kiki that he knows she’s angry. Kiki says she’s done; no more. Julian suggest she try not to provoke Ava. She’s hurting right now, and that’s when she’s at her most dangerous.
Josslyn tells a story about hiking with Morgan. How she wanted to go back, even though she’d begged to come, and thought he’d be mad at her. On the side, Mike asks Sonny if he’s upset because Mike is fuzzy about Morgan; it goes in and out. Sonny says nothing Mike does upsets him. Mike asks, since when? and Sonny says, not the way he’s thinking. Mike thinks maybe he shouldn’t have come, but Sonny says Mike loved Morgan. He belongs there.
Sam comes downstairs, and says, still here? to Alexis. Sam says she told Alexis that she’d give Kristina her wallet. Alexis guesses Sam isn’t talking about it, and Sam says, works for her. Alexis says she’s Sam’s mother. She has a vested interest in her well-being. Is she back with Jason?
Carly sees Josslyn, and says, tough day. Josslyn asks if Carly is okay, but Carly likes talking about Morgan. She calls Josslyn a trooper, and says if she needs a break, tell her. Josslyn says she’s fine. Carly says she’s strong; it’s not the same thing. If she needs to talk… Josslyn says she doesn’t, and Carly tells her if that changes… Josslyn says she will. She’s fine. The only person she wants to talk to is Oscar. Carly tells her to give him time to get his head on straight. Josslyn says if he doesn’t, she’ll do it for him, and Carly says, don’t push too hard. Carly sees Jason, and hugs him.
Kiki puts a white rose on Morgan’s grave. She sees the bouquet Ava left, and has to hand it to her; she has good taste. She apologizes to Morgan for the drama, but he loved a good confrontation. Her relations with her mother are at an all-time low, and she wonders what he’d tell her. Not to write Ava off just yet? To make the effort? She’s tried more than once. He got a second chance, and seized it. She’s lost count of how many chances she’s given her mom; it’s easy to get confused, since she reverts to form every time. Kiki calls herself an idiot for believing Ava’s promises. This time it’s different. Not anymore. She sees her mother for who she really is. She’s just sorry she didn’t see it sooner – for Morgan’s sake. She touches the headstone.
Julian tells Ava that she and Kiki will find their way back to each other. Ava says, some betrayals can’t be forgiven. Ask Alexis.
Sam tells Alexis that her relationship status is none of her business. Alexis says she just admitted to having one. She doesn’t want Sam to get hurt. Sam suggests Alexis respect her enough to back off. She knows what she’s doing, and can handle the consequence, good or bad. She asks Alexis what time it is. Alexis is wearing her mother’s watch, and says it’s not working. She’d gotten it fixed, but it stopped at the same time again, 10:10. Sam says there must be a glitch somewhere. Alexis is glad she kept it; it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry. She thought of getting rid of it, but it was her mom’s, and it’s all she has left of her. She knows the relationship didn’t work out, but it was given in the spirit of love. Sam says that she sounds like Molly, and tells Alexis she’s going to be late.
Valentin is disappointed that Laura marked the occasion of her happy homecoming with threats and assaults. She says it’s not a threat. Children grow up and stop seeing their parents through rose-colored glasses. Valentin says the only thing he cares about is that Charlotte is happy, and that she has love and consistency. He thinks Lulu could use some help. Laura asks what he’s implying, but he says it’s just an observation. Dante is gone, and she’s juggling two small children along with her job. She asks who’s keeping him warm at night? She heard Nina came to her senses and left. What a shame. The weather is about to turn, and it’s going to be a very long cold winter. She walks away, after annoying the hell out of me. Did she get a bad attitude with that new wardrobe?
Nina asks Lulu, what if Sasha says not to contact her again? Lulu says in the beginning, Charlotte hated her. It took a lot of time and effort to win her over, but she did. Nina points out that Charlotte is a child, and adaptable. Sasha is a grown woman with an established life. Lulu agrees that Nina has a tougher task ahead. Nina asks if Lulu is saying she should give up, but that’s not what she’s saying. Regardless of the circumstances, Sasha is her daughter. She tells Nina not to wait for her to call. Go to her. Be prepared for it not go well, and for her to not want Nina around, but don’t let it go. A good mother never gives up on her child.
Valentin goes to Nina’s office, and says he just got off the phone with Curtis. The results are back from the second test, and Nina has a daughter. Nina tells him it’s technically true, but remains to be seen. Valentin says if she wants a sounding board on the way to best approach her, he’s there. Nina says she left Sasha a voicemail, like an idiot. Valentin says she’s not an idiot, but Nina says she has no business being a mother. He thinks Charlotte would disagree, but she says he’s just being nice. He says, sorry. He likes being nice to her.
Ava, who’s been guzzling martinis, sees Alexis at the MetroCourt. She has a small job for Alexis; a small revision to her will concerning Kiki. Alexis tells her to find someone else, and Ava asks if it’s not worth her time, but Alexis says, no. She doesn’t want to, and she’s representing Kiki. Aside from that, she’s not getting involved in another Jerome family feud. She can give her a referral though, and some advice from one mother of a sometimes estranged daughter to another. Give it a week. If she if still feels like hurting Kiki, give it another week. And keep giving it a week until she can let it go. If she doesn’t, what she’s feeling now will pale in comparison to what she feels when she needs Kiki and she’s not there.
Margaux tells Jordan that she can’t turn her back on a murder case. Jordan says she can’t allocate resources to something that’s outside of her jurisdiction. Margaux asks if the PCPD has no room for justice. Jordan tells her that if she doesn’t back off and get a sense of perspective, Margaux is going to do serious damage to her career. Margaux says she’s going to get Sonny – with or without Jordan’s help.
Jason says he only knew Morgan as a boy. He wishes he’d known the man Morgan became. Sonny says he was a good man. Carly says he would have driven Jason crazy, but they’re not here to mourn him. They’re here to celebrate the time they had together. Avery asks if they can start now. Kiki and Sam arrive. Sam and Jason smile at each other. There’s a song part (Heaven’s Got Another Angel), while everyone hugs. Sam takes Jason’s hand. Laura and Lulu join them. Laura hugs Sonny. They let memorial lanterns fly into the sky. Bad. One of those landed in my yard once – still on fire. Don’t do it.
The memorial moves to the MetroCourt. Kiki tells Michael about Morgan’s transformation of the boat house. He says Morgan believed in grand gestures. He’d do anything for those he loved. Ava tells Julian to look at Kiki hanging on Michael like she’s part of the family. She cheated on Morgan, and it devastated him. Julian suggests they go to Charlie’s. Ava feels like she’s always on the outside looking in; alone. He says she’s got him, but she says she’ll always be the odd one out; the pariah. Would it be something for Kiki to know what feels like? To be hated, scorned, and despised? She says, yes; that would be something to behold.
Nina tells Valentin that she doesn’t know why she’s so keyed up. This is something she’s wanted her entire life, and she blew it, alienating her daughter on the first try. He tells her to give it time. She asks how long before panic should set in. She can’t look at her phone forever. In perfect soap timing, the phone rings, and it’s Sasha. She says she doesn’t want an audience, and Valentin tells her, good luck. She answers, saying this must be Sasha. She guesses Sasha got her message.
Michael stops Jordan as she’s leaving the MetroCourt. He heard she payed some visits to his father’s house, and questioned him about the explosion. Sonny can obviously take care of himself, but the DA is hounding his grandfather. Jordan says Mike answered all the questions to their satisfaction. Tell Sonny that the case is closed. He’ll know what she means.
Carly and Sonny visit Morgan’s grave. Carly can’t believe another year has come and gone without Morgan. Sonny says he’ll never forget Morgan, and neither will she.
Jason come back home with Sam. She asks if he thinks Danny would like to see a memorial lantern. He thinks it’s a good idea; they can watch it disappear into the sky. He tells her to name the date and time. He’s about to leave, but she asks him to wait. She wants him to stay.
Tomorrow, Laura needs someone’s help, Kim thinks she and Drew should intervene as parents, Oscar tells Josslyn it’s over, and Jason says Sam can tell him anything.
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Emily’s trainer does a session with Emily and Gina. And the dog, who wants in on the action. The trainer leaves and Gina says she’s happy for Shannon. She hopes they can ride on that vibe. She feels like she has to start over every time they meet. Shannon is the sun they all revolve around. Emily is meeting with her fertility doctor. Shane doesn’t want more children, but she’s always wanted another daughter. In her interview, thinking of destroying the embryos breaks her heart. She’ll probably pay for storage for life.
Gina tells Emily that she and Matt are rotating being in the house. It’s not the ideal situation, but okay for now. In her interview, Emily says Gina shouldn’t make this long term. It needs to be a clean break. She tells Gina it’s like a limbo thing. Make it temporary, and after six months or so, she can move on to the next stage. It doesn’t bother Gina to think of Matt dating, but bothers her to be alone. In her interview, she says she’s never been by herself and it’s scary to think of being on her own. She tells Emily that she can’t cry anymore; she can’t afford the wrinkles. Emily says they’ll kick her out of Orange County when they have wrinkle inspection.
Shannon tells Eddie that Shannon is having a celebratory dinner. She has a really hard time saying celebratory, and it keeps coming out celibatory. Eddie is confused, and Tamra says Shannon was only celibate during her marriage. Eddie has to check his heart rate with a device he uses on his phone. In her interview, Tamra explains that an irregular, erratic heartbeat can cause blood to pool, and Eddie could have a stroke. If he doesn’t take medication, it could be deadly. Eddie says he’s back to normal, but then sees possible AFib. In Tamra’s interview, she says when Eddie was first diagnosed, they all said it would be a breeze. Almost a year later, they found out he’d been having heart issues for a long time that he didn’t know about. It’s not life threatening, but life altering. She tells Eddie that he’s too young for it not to be fixed, and he’ll beat it.
Shannon says she just got home from Philadelphia. Server Caitlin is helping to prepare for dinner. Shannon calls herself the moron who invited everyone for dinner. Tamra gets there first, and tells Shannon how good she looks. Emily is next, and in her interview, she says she made an effort to be friendly. Shannon didn’t respond to her text, but Emily is giving her the benefit of the doubt. This is another opportunity to introduce herself. Maybe she should wear a name tag. Tamra is wearing real shoes again. Gina arrives, and marvels over Shannon’s house. Vicki also raves about the house, and says she’s proud of Shannon. Kelly rounds out the group, bringing a bottle of wine. Shannon promises good tequila.
Shannon wishes she’d had more time to prepare. In her interview, Gina says she’s trying hard to be nice and be friends. Just ask how her day was. Interesting. The girls who complain about Shannon all say the same thing – she’s self-centered. Tamra had this same complaint earlier. Everyone tells Shannon she did an amazing job, and they toast. Vicki tells her about trying to order, and getting hung up on twice. Tamra is thinking they need to really celebrate with a girls trip. Vicki suggests the Caribbean. Tamra has never been there. Me neither. Emily suggests the resort where her sister just celebrated an anniversary. We flash back to Vicki renewing her vows in Turks and Caicos. Emily has three kids and will go anywhere. Jamaica is suggested, and In Kelly’s interview, she says she’s looking forward to the food and the herb.
Gina gets sad about a trip she and Matt had booked for Tahiti. She bought a bunch of stuff for the trip, and wants to use it. In her interview, she says that they took good vacations, and she’s losing that privilege of going on vacation as a family. It’s part of the process, but it’s hard to walk through. In her interview, Vicki thinks it’s obvious Gina still has feelings for her husband. She asks Gina if they were good four months ago, but Gina doesn’t want to talk about her relationship problems. Shannon is glad she’s not involved. In Shannon’s interview, she says she’s sorry Gina is getting a divorce, but there’s going to be head butting. She needs to lower her expectations. Kelly says looking back, she made a mistake going back to Michael. Gina says she misses Matt’s family, and starts to cry. She’s scared she won’t see anybody again. Vicki says it will be okay. Emily tells her to go on the trip and have fun. In Emily’s interview, she understands. She loves Shane’s family, and his parents treat her like their own daughter. The group talks about changing with age. Kelly says she’s still the same person – immature.
Dinner is served. Everyone takes a seat. It’s something wants to try for fall or winter, a pork tenderloin dish that looks quite tasty. Kelly says it’s fabulous. Shannon asks who wants a drink. Gina says drinking tequila is probably not the best thing tonight. In her interview, Gina says Shannon has a way of looking right through you. Shannon wants to take some time to decompress. She thanks everyone for being supportive. She’s looking forward to Jamaica.
Kelly takes Jolie to the soup kitchen again. She says the ultimate goal as parent is to teach lessons. She’s trying to be the best parent she can be. She thinks it’s the best thing for the both of them. She’s proud that Jolie wants to help the community. Jolie thinks the food looks better than Kelly’s cooking. She loves doing this, but gets sad to see babies, who will know this their whole lives. Geez. Let’s hope not necessarily. She wants to hug everyone, and cries. Kelly is glad she has such a big heart. For real. All kids her age should be like that. In Kelly’s interview, she says people who grow up with wealth don’t like to see struggle. Jolie has compassion and a huge heart. She doesn’t see anyone as being less than herself. It all comes down to her being a great human being. They help clean up, and Kelly says she needs Jolie to start doing this at home. Kelly shows her how to use the mop and wring it out. In her interview, Kelly says now that she’s divorced, she sees the valuable lessons she didn’t teach as a parent. Jolie doesn’t even know how to clean. Kelly tells her they’re burning calories.
Gina meets Kelly in the park. Kelly says she’s been reading up on Jamaica. She’s fascinated by the history. In her interview, she talks about Jamaica being sold to Britain, and Britain bringing in slaves from Africa. And that’s why it’s primarily African American. Wait. It’s not African American; it’s Jamaican. That was pretty funny. They walk, and Kelly asks how it’s going with Matt. Gina is upset at Shannon, saying Shannon never asks her anything about herself. She doesn’t know if Shannon knows anything about her. Kelly says it took long time for her to get to know Shannon. In Gina’s interview, Gina says that’s not how friendship works. There shouldn’t be a time frame for Shannon to acknowledge her existence. It shouldn’t take this much time for her not to be an a-hole. Kelly says when Shannon is ready to let Gina in, she will. Gina thinks that’s not fair that Shannon gets to decide how much time is enough time before she acknowledges her. Kelly says maybe Gina should open up more on the trip. You get to know people on trips. I’ll bet. That’s why I don’t travel with friends. There are things I probably don’t want to know.
Emily and pipsqueak Shane go out to eat. He actually jokes about wanting a booster seat. I think he’s joking. He ignores her offer of a pillow. Emily tells him she was trying on bathing suits with Tamra, and says, who wants to do that? Shane says he does, and Emily says, never again. She tells him that she’s going to see the fertility doctor. She knows he’s not on board with having more children. He says it’s not in a negative way. In her interview, Emily says Mormons have lot of kids, so you’d think he’d want another. We see a clip of Pary telling her that Shane had always wanted six children. She says they have five; they’re so close. Emily says there will be no more little Emilys, but he doesn’t think it’s right that she keeps pushing him in that direction. She says she’s not pushing. He says he’s being honest and sensible. She says she’s been open about wanting more than one girl. Shane says he wants to be six feet tall, but it’s not going to happen. She wonders what to do with the embryos. It makes her sad. Shane doesn’t know how to answer. In Emily’s interview, she says she knows the kids are exhausting, and she understands. Shane’s reasons are valid and reasonable. Her heart doesn’t agree, but her mind does. She says a surrogate would be another concern, since her sister doesn’t want to do it a second time. Shane suggests she talk to the doctor about the embryos. She can learn what her options are, and maybe he can answer her questions. She agrees that’s a good idea, but doesn’t look happy.
Vicki and Steve are going to Michael’s house for dinner. It’s important for Vicki to blend the kids; they have six between them. She wants them to get to know each other. Steve’s daughter Amanda is coming with her boyfriend. Vicki says it’s been nice getting to know Amanda better. Everyone gets along great.
Michael and girlfriend Danni make drinks in a blender. Vicki is proud of Daniel. He’s the VP of her company, and doing great. She toasts to the first family dinner at Michael’s place. Pug Walter steals a bag of crackers. Vicki says she’s happy with life, pointing out none of them are married, but still happy with their partners. Amanda thinks maybe marriage ruins it. Steve laughs, and Vicki says she told him they’re not dating forever; there has to be an end goal. He says he thought the end goal was being happy. In her interview, Vicki says they need to set an example for the kids. She tells Steve she’d be happier with a ring. He says it’s not like they’re going to have kids. Vicki tells Michael and Danni that they should be pregnant within the next two years. Danni thinks she just wants another dog, and figured they’d have a bunch of Pugs instead of kids. Steve tells Vicki that they’ll have kids when they decide, not when she does.
Emily goes to the doctor with in-laws Larry and Pary. In her interview, Emily says Larry and Pary do everything together. He even waits for her when she gets her hair done. She hopes Shane does that for her someday. I don’t think I’d want my husband waiting for me during a hair appointment, and I definitely wouldn’t want Shane waiting for me. Dr. Long-Last-Name, so we’ll say Dr. N, comes out. Pary goes in with Emily, and Larry watches the kids. In Emily’s interview, she explains that Pary found the doctor through her Persian connections, and got her to the top of the list.
Emily tells Dr. N that she’s at an emotional crossroads. Even before she had children, she’d always wanted more than one girl. She’s close to her sister, and wants that for Annabelle. She says that Shane is opposed to it. The doctor says they have lots of girls among the embryos. He asks if her sister would carry another baby, but Pary says she told them the oven is closed. Emily asks about trying to carry the baby herself, but the doctor says she has, and hasn’t been successful. Emily asks about options. The doctor says if she’s not using them, they can be kept in storage, donated to science, or embryo adoption. As a last resort, they can be destroyed. Emily says the only option that isn’t very emotional is continuing storage. The first time they met, he’d promised she’d have a child, and it was the first time in five years she felt a sense of hope. Dr. N says there are lots of embryos and options, but it starts with Emily and Shane being on the same page. He asks if Shane is persuadable. Emily says he always is, but is it something she wants to try? At some point, they need to go to therapy together.
Shannon meets Kelly for lunch. Kelly says she took a nap, and never does; she’s exhausted. Shannon says she’s still catching up. They talk about packing for the trip. Shannon doesn’t want to put on a bathing suit. Kelly says she did didn’t she in Mexico, and Shannon says it was a mistake. We flash back to Shannon romping in the hot tub in what actually looks like underwear. Kelly tells her that Michael came over. They watched a movie, and had a good time. He texted her, saying it’s nice they can laugh together, and it makes Jolie happy. Shannon says that would never happen with her and David. Kelly says she thought never in a million years. In her interview, Shannon says when she and David separated, it was amicable. They went to football games and family dinners. That’s not the case anymore. It’s breaking the nasty meter.
Shannon asks Kelly if she’s talked to the girls since Friday, and if she talked to Gina about her outburst. My mouth is hanging open. I’d hardly call that an outburst, and compared to some of Shannon’s insane tirades, it was nothing. Kelly tells Shannon that Gina thinks she’s hard to know. Shannon says she and Kelly weren’t friends right off the bat. Kelly says they were frenemies, and Shannon says Gina is twenty-one years younger. She doesn’t know how much they have in common, but she likes Gina. In Shannon’s interview, she says Gina has stirred the pot a few times. We flash back to Shannon stirring the pot, and the divorce/money discussion. Shannon says it doesn’t make her jump for joy to carve out time to get to know Gina. Kelly says doesn’t really know her either.
Shannon says if she hears Emily say she wants to see fun Shannon tonight, she’s going to scream. She’s waiting for fun Emily, since she hasn’t seen it yet. Kelly wonders if Emily is in a bad marriage. Shannon isn’t talking. Last time, she had her ass handed to her when she compared Emily’s marriage to her own. She’s zipping her mouth shut, and keeping her boundaries. Yeah. We’ll see.
Next time, Jamaica, Tamra sees distance with Shannon, and Shannon is a huge bummer. No surprise.
📺 The dudes on Bravo Play by Play took a field trip to TomTom, and it was debatable whether it’s all about the pasta. Kelly Dodd SKYPED in. She has officially brought the word jam back into American slang. I love this show. They often give a voice to the things I’m thinking while watching Bravo. And I have to face the fact that People’s Couch is not coming back, and this is the closest I will get. Dave Holmes once again hit the nail on the head when describing Below Deck’s first primary of the season, returning guest, Steve. He said, Steve is like a Sammy Hagar song that made a wish and became a real boy.
🍸 Speaking of TomTom…
It’s been a bittersweet year for Lala.
👑 My Favorite Royal…
Hint: It’s not Camilla.