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August 4, 2019 – The New 90, Heartbreak At Sea & Goodbye Sunday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

90 Day Fiancé

The new season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days premiered. I’m so obsessed with this franchise, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Like Paul in The Other Way, the series has a repeat customer, Darcey. This time, loving a dude from England. Considering her experience last time with Jesse from Amsterdam – the poor man’s Alexander Skarsgård, who would have made a wonderful Nazi – I’m surprised she’s throwing her hat in the ring again. From the previews, it looks like another accident waiting to happen,.

I’m also in the thick 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (Mondays at 9 pm, although I watch the later rerun encore performance), where one half of the couple is an American moving to another country for the love of their lives. While I don’t recap any of the franchise – since these train wrecks need my full attenton – since the dead aren’t walking tonight, I thought I’d bring you up to speed on the couples from The Other Way, and maybe you’ll watch with me. To make it simple, the first half of the couple is the one moving to the country listed with them.

Paul and Karine – Brazil

We’ve met these two before, on Before the 90 Days. Paul is an absolute mess, a germophobe with a sketchy past. His ex has a restraining order out on him, and he’s been arrested for stalking, as well as arson. Apparently, he set fire to his own property. Since he’s terrified of any and all ailments, from malaria to a piranha biting his junk, the Amazon is not the best place for him, although it’s pretty funny for us. Karine is now pregnant, and Paul is trying to get Brazilian citizenship. At present, that’s been hung up, since the Brazilian government considers his crimes akin to terrorism. Paul already threw a huge tantrum after finding out his visa was denied, so good luck with that.

Tiffany and Ronald – South Africa

These two met when she was on vacation, so IMO, that’s slightly better than a dating app. Still not a good enough reason to pack up your life and head to another country, especially when the guy has an arrest record as long as my arm. And she has an eight-year-old son. Did I mention Ronald is also a gambling addict fresh out of rehab? It would be hard to pick a worst factor, but Tiffany didn’t even know the details of Ronald’s criminal history before she was getting on a plane with her kid. While Ronald actually seems like an okay guy – which doesn’t necessarily make him a catch – one of the first things he said to the son was, do you know what human trafficking is, my boy? Of course he didn’t, so Ronald explained to his future stepson that he had to be careful because traffickers were looking for a child just like him. This isn’t just starting off on the wrong foot, It’s just plain wrong.

Cory and Evelin – Ecuador

I’m very confused by this couple. Not only soes her name sound suspiciously like Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe, she doesn’t really seem to like him a lot, even though she says I love you on occasion. The show started with her having spent several months in America with him, but definitely missing home. After pumping quite a bit of money into the relationship – for real estate and funding a bar as a business, nothing in his name – he sold his everything and followed her. She’s created a bizarre catch-22 for him. She’s made it clear she doesn’t want to get married, yet she’s also made it clear she wants him to take care of her. If she doesn’t marry him, he won’t be able to get a visa and work, so I’m not sure how she expects him to do that. She didn’t even bother meeting him at the airport, her excuse being she wanted him to learn things on his own, and not be dependent on her. She also complains about his complaining, because he prefers having things like hot water and mosquito netting. Oddly enough, there are rumors that these two were married before the show started. So who knows?

Deavan and Jihoon – South Korea

Another couple who met face-to-face first when Deavan was on vacation, but in a twist they never saw coming, she became pregnant. She already has a four year old that seemed out of control on a trip to Las Vegas, where Jihoon’s parents met them for a visit. Hoping to ask their blessing for the marriage, it wasn’t looking good – and Deavan was looking mighty weepy and tired. No surprise, since daughter Drucilla was climbing on the counters, and sticking her hands in everyone’s food. Why nothing she did nothing was beyond me, but maybe she just didn’t have the energy after chasing Drucilla around the airport. She also practices attachment parenting, which may or may not be related to this misbehavior, but was a real surprise to Jihoon, when she told him that her daughter sleeps with her every night. Deavan’s mother swooped in, taking Drucilla off of everyone’s hands, and Jihoon’s parents gave their blessing. Deavan smiled for the first time, and finally seemed to relax. Her groom-to-be also got her an engagement ring, even though he’d said that’s not a common practice in his culture. Despite the hurdles they’re going to have to overcome, they seem like the golden couple in this mess of six. They also seem like sweet people, and his parents were very cute, so I’m rooting for them. I just hope that kid learns some manners.

Jenny and Sumit – India

This one is kind of sad, and I’m also rooting for them. Their thirty year age difference – Jenny being the older of the two – genuinely doesn’t seem to matter. They clicked online, then clicked in real life, and Jenny left everything behind to follow her heart. They stand out in a crowd, but Sumit also stands up for his lady. Except where his parents are concerned. While it seems bizarre for a thirty-year-old to require his parents approval, per Sumit’s culture, that’s the case. Apparently, his parents can interfere with the wedding plans too, should they so desire, even though he’s in his thirties. Telling them that he took a job in a city with too long of a commute (yes, he lives with them), Sumit and Jenny are living together, but their funds are going to run out quickly, as Sumit has no job, and Jenny can’t work without a visa. It remains to be seen if they’ll make it to the altar, but it’s not for lack of wanting to. And they too, seem like lovely people.

Laura and Adadin – Qatar

The age gap is smaller, although it’s still the dude who’s younger, I think the cultural gap is the widest here. To put it in Laura’s words, they have chemistry, but he’s not rocking her world in the bedroom. It sounds like he’s pretty straight-laced, but when she made her big move, she brought along some (contraband!) sex toys to spice things up. He was not happy. What separates them from the other couples is that they’re already married. In Qatar, unmarried couples can’t stay in the same hotel room, so they got hitched. She’s now moved in, and it’s a big change from playing Bingo in Florida. While I’m all for saying age is just a number, I’m skeptical of Aladin, who, if I’m being honest, is way higher on the good looks scale. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but I wasn’t loving the way he was treating her prior to her trip there. He was periodically blocking her both personally and on his social media when they had a disagreement, exerting his control and (no surprise) triggering her insecurity. If this isn’t a huge red flag, I don’t know what is. This just seems like a bad, bad idea.

You can meet the couples here:

https://screenrant.com/90-day-fiance-the-other-way-couples-tlc/

😞 An Equal Opportunity Disease…

I was saddened to read that Captain Lee’s (Below Deck) son passed away from an accidental overdose. I have no doubt that he and his wife are wonderful parents, but addiction doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, what color you are, or how well you were raised. My heart goes out to The Captain and Mary Anne, as well as all who knew and loved Joshua.

https://people.com/tv/below-deck-captain-lee-rosbach-son-dies-accidental-drug-overdose/

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/07/below-deck-captain-lee-rosbach-son-dies-addiction-disease/

🚴 Moving On…

Another one come and gone.

July 16, 2019 – Nina Asks Curtis To Triple-Cross Jax, Beverly Hills Begins Reuniting, Other Way Capsule & Gone

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Lulu asks Maxie why Dante shot Peter. Maxie thinks it could have been anyone; he just fired. She tells Lulu, Dante is in trouble. It’s really bad.

Finn asks Peter how he’s feeling. Peter says, about the same. The pain is manageable, and he’s just glad he doesn’t need surgery. Finn says he should be glad he’s alive. He can’t be reckless like that. Peter says, it was an accident, and Finn tells him, try to avoid future accidents, especially ones involving bullets. He’ll tell Anna that Peter will make a full recovery. Peter says he’s not telling Anna anything.

On the phone, Robert says he got a call from the Bureau; something is going on with Peter. He asks if they can meet him at Charlie’s. Julian asks to what does he owe this headache? It’s been a minute. Robert says, not long enough. Kim watches through the window from outside. She takes Oscar’s teddy bear out of her bag, and flashes back to drugging Drew. She walks away.

Curtis asks if Drew has a minute. He has a couple of delicate issues to discuss. He knows the will reading was today, and says he’s sure that was tough. Drew says, it wasn’t fun, but he’d rather not get into it now. Curtis says, no problem, and Drew asks, what else? Curtis wonders who drugged him, and asks if he knew Hayden was on The Haunted Star?

Nina tells Jax that she has good news; excellent news. Ad sales are up in anticipation of their Ava issue. He says with luck readership will increase, and she says, luck has nothing to do with it. She gives the readers what they want. She tells him she’s wrapping it up for the day, and he asks if she’s got a hot date with Valentin. She wonders why he wants her to share information about Valentin, and he says he thought he knew the family. Then Valentin falls out of sky, and inherits everything. He’s curious how Valentin managed it. She says he already knows everything there is to know about her fiancé, doesn’t he?

Ava goes out on the hospital rooftop, and sees tables with candles set up. She calls out for Sibley, who comes up behind Ava, startling her. Sibley asks if she’s ready to contact her daughter. Ava asks why Sibley snuck up on her. Does she want to give Ava a heart attack? Sibley says she got distracted by the view. It’s beautiful, clear, and perfect for channeling. Ava asks if the candles are meant to draw Kiki, but Sibley says the candles will keep them from bumping into each other. She knows Ava paid the guard to let them up there, but if the lights went on, it might draw unwanted attention. Ava asks, what now? Do they just start? Sibley says, after she receives payment. Ava hands over the money, and Sibley says, so let’s contact Kiki.

Lulu tells Maxie that she knew Dante was in trouble, but she had no idea it was this bad. Maxie says she’s sorry, and Lulu asks what she was doing there. Maxie says she called in a favor from her dad, and Lulu asks, why? Maxie says she wanted to tell Dante how much his family needed him. Lulu says Dante is in there for treatment. What the hell was she thinking?

Finn tells Peter that he has to let Anna know. Peter says they both know she’ll drop whatever she’s doing, and race back. Finn says, probably, and Peter says they’re still trying to figure out who they are to each other. They don’t need a mother and son reunion based on a crisis that didn’t happen. Finn doubts Anna would see it that way, and Peter tells Finn, call it what he wants, but he’s not telling her, and as his physician, Finn isn’t either.

Robert asks if Julian is tending bar, but Julian says he owns the joint. Robert says he heard a rumor that Julian was going legit, and Julian says, it’s not a rumor; it’s the truth. Robert remembers putting Julian in the Witness Protection Program, and it wasn’t long before he went back to organized crime. Julian asks if there’s a point to this, and Robert says he knows what Julian is; a killer who could revert to form. Julian says he doesn’t think so. Now he has somebody to be on the straight and narrow for. He tells Robert the first round is on him. He steps away, and Robert orders a bottle of their most expensive scotch.

Kim comes in, and Julian asks how the reading was. She says, hard, and he asks if she wants to talk. She says, maybe later, but first, she needs to tell him that she’s so sorry.

Drew tells Curtis that he doesn’t want talk about it. Curtis says Drew was drugged. Why is he more pissed about it than Drew. Drew says nothing happened. The person responsible realized they were wrong. Let it go. Curtis tells him if he says so. Drew says as head of Aurora security, does Curtis have anything business related to tell him about? Curtis says he wants to warn him. Jax… Hayden walks in, saying they need to talk about firewall protection. Drew is like, what?! When did she get back? More important, why is she in his office? She says she was looking for Curtis. Drew says he runs security there, and asks what her concern is. She says she’s the new CFO of the Aurora print division. Jax hired her. He asks Curtis to give him a minute, and Curtis says he’ll be outside. Hayden tells Drew, let’s get it over with. She works for Jax, and has nothing to do with him. He says ulterior motives are her forte, and asks what she wants now.

Curtis finds Jax, and tells him that his new CFO announced herself to Drew. He might want to do damage control. Jax tells Nina that they’ll talk later.

Finn says Peter was wounded in a WSB facility. Anna is going to find out. Peter says he’ll be recovered by that time. Finn says, that’s not the point. Keeping secrets is a mistake. Peter says, it’s his to make, and Finn is ethically bound to honor it. He can’t disclose any information, even to his fiancé. Finn starts to leave, and says, as fast as Peter and Anna knock down the wall between them, he keeps building it back up. He’s his own worst enemy.

Maxie tells Lulu that she should have thought the plan through, but Lulu says, there never should have been a plan. She shouldn’t have interfered in Dante’s progress. Now it’s obliterated, and he’s back to where he started. Finn comes out, and tells them Peter is up for visitors, and asks them to limit it to one at a time. Maxie tells Lulu to go. Finn asks if Maxie is okay, and she says she’s doing the best she can. He says it’s all any of them can do.

Ava asks Sibley how this works exactly. Sibley says Ava told her the building was important to Kiki. Ava says GH was like her second home. She was in medical school, and worked there part time. They see her memorial plaque from the ledge. Sibley asks if Ava brought something, and Ava gives her a necklace. She says she gave it to Kiki for her high school graduation. She wore it most of the time, even when she was furious with Ava. Sibley explains the difference between channeling and being a medium is. As a medium, she relays the messages around her. Like playing telephone, but the voices are louder. When she’s channeling, she has to open herself to another plane. When Ava speaks to her, she’ll be speaking directly to Kiki, and she might not like everything she hears. Ava says, Kiki wasn’t one to hold back. Sibley says she’ll be speaking directly to her daughter, providing Kiki avails herself of the opportunity. Shall they begin? She takes Ava’s hands, and says she needs total silence and the utmost concentration. She tells Ava to close her eyes, and open her mind. Think of the strongest memory of the relationship. Sibley asks if Kiki is there. She makes some weird movements, and Ava asks if it worked. Sibley breathes hard, and looks at Ava. Ava says, Sibley? and Sibley says, no, mother; it’s me. Ava says, Kiki?

Kim tells Julian that she had a session with Dr. Massey. He asks how it went, and she says it was difficult but she thinks she got some clarity. She told the doctor about what happened with Drew. She couldn’t believe what she was saying. It sounded crazy, like she was talking about someone else. Julian says, it’s her grief, that’s all. She says she was convinced having a child with Drew could fill the void left when Oscar died. She forgot the good things she still had in her life. Dr. Massey had her write them down, and the first thing she wrote was her relationship with him.

Hayden tells Drew that he has every reason not to trust her. He says at least they agree on that. She says her motives shouldn’t impact him or Aurora. They have the same logo on their stationery, but they never need to cross paths. He says he’d planned on building a legacy for his son, and now that Oscar is gone, he’s building it for his daughter. Hayden says, it sounds like Oscar was a great kid. She’s sorry for his loss. Jax comes to the door, and says he sees they’re getting reacquainted.

Nina tells Curtis that Drew must be surprised. Hayden exploited his amnesia, and planned on being his ex-wife. He’s sorry he didn’t tell her. Nina says that’s kind of his thing now. He says, what thing? and she says Jax hiring Hayden isn’t the only secret he’s keeping from his closest friends.

Finn meets Robert at Charlie’s. He tells Robert that Peter is expected to make a full recover. Robert says, Anna will be relieved, but Finn says, she doesn’t know. Peter insisted on keeping it to himself. Is Robert listening to him?

Lulu tells Peter that she’s relieved he’s okay. He says she can talk about Dante if she wants. She says she’s in shock. She still thought he was getting better, when he’s gotten worse. It’s disturbing. He’s sorry she had to learn this way, and she says he’s last person who needs to apologize. She knows it wasn’t his idea. He says, for what it’s worth, Maxie did believe she could bring Dante home to her. Maxie comes in, and Lulu says she needs time with Peter. Got it. She breezes past Maxie. Peter takes Maxie’s hand, and he says, it’s okay. Lulu is just upset. It’s not her fault. She says, yeah; it is.

Laura sees Lulu, and says, it’s okay. Lulu runs to her, and says, it’s not okay.

Ava asks if it’s Kiki, and Sibley/Kiki says, yes, mother; it’s her. Ava wants to believe her, but wonders how she can be sure it’s not some kind of scam. Indicating the necklace, Sibley/Kiki says she wore this a lot, but not the night she was killed. She took it off, and never wore it again after Ava drugged Sasha, and set up Sasha and Griff like they slept together. Ava says, everybody knew that, and Sibley/Kiki says, Ava came to Kelly’s, and she tried to slap Ava, but Ava caught her hand. She’d slapped Ava weeks before, and Ava had said she only gets one. Ava says she has so many questions. There’s so much she needs to say. Most important is, she’s sorry. Sibley/Kiki says she never wants contact again. She never wants to talk to Ava again. I’m wondering why Sibley claimed earlier that Kiki wished she had shown up at the dinner. Kind of contradictory.

Kim tells Julian that she was convinced a baby like Oscar could heal her, and lessen the pain. She didn’t stop to consider the pain she’d be putting him through. For him to walk in on her with Drew… Julian says she doesn’t need to rehash it, but she says she wants to face it, and figure out what’s left. Julian has been her rock, and she’s scared that, after what happened, things have changed forever. Julian says she has a right to feel that way. They have.

Finn tells Robert that he reluctantly has to honor Peter’s wishes. Under HIPPA laws, he can’t tell Anna the details about her son. Robert says he’s all for following the law, but when Anna finds out, she’ll go ballistic. Finn says his hands are tied, but Robert says, his aren’t.

Maxie says Peter could have died. He says, he didn’t. She says she should be thrilled; dancing for joy. He says he’d like to see that, and she tells him, don’t flirt. She’s too upset to appreciate it. She meddled when everyone told her not to. Now Dante is worse off, and the WSB will ship him God knows where. Even if they don’t, he’s not safe to be around Lulu and the kids. He says she cares, and Maxie says she wishes she could turn it off. He says it’s one reason he’s crazy about her, but she doesn’t think Lulu would agree.

Laura tells Lulu that she’s sorry. She had no idea it was that severe. Lulu says, the doctors knew. That’s why they were treating him. Maxie barged in, and ruined everything. Laura says she doesn’t really believe that, does she? and Lulu says, no. Laura says Maxie was misguided, but there’s a silver lining. Lulu finally has the answers to the questions that have been haunting her for months.

Ava says they have so much they need to say to each other, but Sibley/Kiki says, not really. Ava always found new and creative ways hurt her. She’s finally at peace, and does Ava know why? Because Kiki is no longer with her. Ava says she doesn’t mean that. Ryan said Kiki forgave her. Sibley/Kiki asks if Ava’s that desperate for absolution, that she’ll take the word of the man who murdered her. She can’t believe his lies, and take no responsibility for her actions. Ava says they can’t undo what’s done, but can they can move past the pain they caused each other. Kiki inflicted her share of pain too. Sibley/Kiki says Ava will never change. They’re done. Ava says, no, they’re not, but Sibley/Kiki says, yes, they are. Goodbye. Ava says, please wait, but Sibley says, sorry. Kiki is gone. She doesn’t want to talk to Ava anymore. Sibley warned her that she might not like what Kiki had to say. Ava asks if Sibley thinks she can scare her. All of a sudden, Kiki doesn’t want to talk, until she’s charged for a few more sessions. Sibley says, wait; she’s back. Ava laughs, but Sibley says, no. She has a message. Kiki wants to send a message to her sister. She wants Avery to know that she loves and misses her. No matter how she feels about Ava.

Ava asks if there’s anything else. The knife is already lodged in Ava’s heart; she might as well give twist. Sibley says she can’t control what the dead tell her. She and Kiki never met, but obviously she’s still hurting. Ava says it’s probably the most truthful thing Sibley has said all evening. Sibley says, maybe Kiki doesn’t want to talk now, but will eventually. If she rebuffs Ava again, Sibley won’t charge anything. Ava wants Kiki to know she’s changed. Maybe the article in Crimson will do the trick. Sibley says she’s going to clean up now. Ava says, while Sibley is there, there’s somebody else she’d like to contact. There’s someone else she needs to make amends with. She doesn’t have a personal item, but this place was important to him too. His name is Nikolas Cassadine.

Laura says Lulu has been in a holding pattern a long time, wondering if and when Dante would come back. Lulu says now the time is further off. Laura tells her that Dante did say not to wait for him. He must have realized it would be a long time, if ever, before he could come back to her and the kids. Lulu says she was holding out hope that he’d walk in the front door, and everything would go back to normal. Now she knows normal is never going to happen. Laura says at least now she knows she doesn’t have to be in limbo. She can make plans. Lulu says she sounds like Maxie. Laura says, Maxie wanted to help. She botched the landing, but meant well. How does Lulu think she knew to show up? Lulu says Maxie called her. Laura says Maxie knew Lulu needed her. She’s good like that. Maxie sees them.

Robert tells Finn there’s no law preventing him saying he received word on Peter’s condition. Finn says, if Anna shows up, it could backfire, and wreck any progress she and Peter have made in their relationship. God knows Robert doesn’t like Peter, but he doesn’t want to hurt Anna. Robert says he hates it when Finn is right, but it’s the perfect opportunity to bring her home. Isn’t it what Finn wants? Finn says he wants her home more than ever, and Robert says, of course (🍷). His ex is in town.

Drew says he’s not telling Jax how to run his half of the business, but he and Hayden have a complicated history. He thought it was in the past. Hayden says, far in the past. Drew asks if Jax is aware that Hayden was fired from GH for embezzlement. Jax says he is, and Drew asks why he hired her.

Nina says Valentin told her that he hire Curtis sot spy on Jax, and it was his idea Curtis take the position at Aurora. Curtis says he needs the extra money. The medical bills are piling up. Nina says he has options, and he appreciates her offering to pay, but he has to do it on his own. Besides, it’s a temporary gig. Jax is a shark, and he’s bound to find out eventually, but it would help a lot if Nina didn’t tell him herself. She says she has no intention of telling him what Curtis is up to. She has another job in mind for him.

Kim says she understands if Julian wants to break up. He says he doesn’t want to, but she says he told her things changed. He says they can’t go on pretending things are the same. She lost the most important person to her. His feelings haven’t changed. She says, even after Drew? and he says she messed up, but she owned up to it, and she’s trying to do better. He’s messed up plenty. A lot of people are eager to remind him, but he’s not the cut and run type. He stays and fights. She says she won’t run either.

Maxie asks if it’s safe to approach. Lulu says, yeah, and Laura says she’ll let them talk. Maxie sits next to Lulu, and says Lulu was right. She shouldn’t have gone. Lulu says she shouldn’t have snapped. Maxie is just looking out for her, like always. She was just upset that Maxie did what she wished she could have done. She found Dante, and got the answers Lulu needed, even if they’re not the ones she wanted. Maxie says she’s not mad? Lulu says, no, and Maxie says, thank God. She despises fighting with Lulu. Lulu says she’ll need Maxie more than ever to get through the next phase of her life. They hug, and say they love each other.

Finn asks how Robert knows about Hayden, and Robert asks if Finn doesn’t think he does his research. When Finn and Anna started playing house, he had a dossier put together. Finn says, of course (🍷). Robert says, Hayden’s name leapt off the page. He knew she’d resurfaced and was involved with Jax apparently. Finn says apparently Robert thinks she has another agenda. Robert asks, does he? Finn says, with Hayden, anything is possible.

Jax tells Drew that he’s a big believer in second chances. Hayden says she is too. Jax says they all should be. She won’t be doing any finances on Drew’s end; no data, nothing. Drew says, understood, but he’d appreciate it if Jax doesn’t drive Aurora into bankruptcy. Jax says, duly noted. As Jax leaves, Drew tells him to watch his back and his wallet. Hayden walks out with him.

Curtis tells Nina that he’s confused. Nina wants him to pass along the same information about Jax to her that he’s giving to Valentin? She says, but she wants it first. He’ll be triple-crossing Jax. It’s simple. Valentin is leaving her out of the loop, and she needs to be in it. Are they clear? Curtis says, what could go wrong?

Hayden thanks Jax for standing up for her. He wants to be clear. If he’d only hired her as CFO, she’d be out on the street. She says, but she’s not. Why is she there? He says they’re going to keep poking and prodding, and Valentin and his house of cards are going to come tumbling down. Then, they’ll both get what they want.

Ava asks Sibley if there’s anything, but Sibley says, sorry. There could be many explanations, but she can’t feel any presence from the other side. I’m guessing we’ll see a new Nikolas soon.

Tomorrow, Diane has good news, Carly ask if there’s a problem with Dev and Josslyn, and Sonny tells Ava do it again and see what happens.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Reunion – Part One

Andy FaceTimes with Anderson Cooper, saying, there’s trouble in Beverly Hills. He tells Anderson that LVP isn’t there, but Camille is. They’re breaking a lot of news today.

There’s the usual schmoozing before air time. Andy welcomes us. Denise is excited for her first reunion, and Kyle says, that’s such a newbie thing to say. He tells Teddi what a difference a year makes. She says her dad told her not to have her boobs hanging out, and Mellencamps don’t cry. Andy says, obviously someone is missing. LVP said she’s skipping the reunion and not returning to the show. He says it brings to mind season three, where Adrienne Maloof didn’t show. We flash back to LVP at the same reunion, saying she thinks that’s a mistake. She should have come and cleared up her mess. Andy says LVP’s final act as a cast member was telling a reporter she’s not showing up. Kyle thinks she gave the interview yesterday, knowing if she didn’t show up, she’d be fired. She asks if Andy thinks she wanted to show up when she and Kim were on the outs. He says LVP had said the objective of a reunion is to reunite, and she had no inclination to reunite with the women who have been harassing her for ten months. Kyle says LVP hasn’t seen them since Denise’s wedding. LisaR says LVP pinched her butt, and they were laughing. We flash back to that.

Andy says a source close to LVP said, she was burned at the stake, nailed to the cross, and stoned by her co-stars. Erika says, get of the cross; we need the wood. I’m not impressed, since she stole that line from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Andy tells them a source said LVP always wins. Kyle thinks it’s a mistake for her not to be there. They could have worked it out, even if it meant agreeing to disagree. Dorit says she doesn’t think LVP is capable of that. Andy says she drew a line in the sand, and said she wasn’t caving on the issue. Teddi feels like there’s a chance she’ll show up for dramatics. LisaR says she keeps looking at the door. Andy says he knows Kyle is holding out hope. She’s had LVP’s birthday present since September. Andy says, if she doesn’t come, he’s opening it. Denise asks Kyle why she thinks LVP didn’t show up. Kyle thinks she doesn’t want to face them because she’s been unmasked. She was called out on what happened at Vanderpump Dogs. Why do that to someone you care about? She’s been focusing on the Radar article, so she doesn’t have to talk about what actually happened. Erika says she’s expecting a stunt, and will be fully disappointed if it doesn’t happen. A limo pulls up, trying to make us think LVP decided to show, and Camille gets out, along with friend Kimber.

Andy tells us that LisaR and Harry got in a heated Twitter battle with Nicolette Sheridan about Michael Bolton. LisaR had said Nicolette went off with Michael after a concert. LisaR says Harry was in another city, felt strange, and had to go home. When he got back, he found a love note in the trash. Nicolette had slept with Michael Bolton that night, and without Michael, she wouldn’t be with Harry. Nicolette said it was fake news. LisaR reminds us that Denise’s husband was married to Nicolette. Andy says she’s making a compelling case for Nicolette to be on the show.

Andy says, Denise swears like a trooper, and drinks tequila like the world is not enough, thinking he’s being funny by referring to a couple of her movies. We see clips of her throughout he season. My favorite is when she talks about the women dressing up all the time in an interview, and says they’re lucky she put an effing bra on. Andy is amazed how chill she is, and asks what Charlie’s reaction to the show is. She says he was supportive when she told him that she was doing it, but he hasn’t been super happy about some of the things she’s said. Like the time she talked about having one of his ladies of the night to Thanksgiving. Denise says, she was lovely, and we flash back to that story, and Denise saying, even a hooker deserves have Thanksgiving dinner. She told Charlie she didn’t think his past was a secret, and he’d said he was in a different place now. She told him people love him because he’s honest, and his ladies were a big part of his past.

Andy asks Erika about Denise’s laid back sense of style, and Erika says, everyone should be themselves. Denise says she dresses up, but day-to-day, she’s a jeans, tank top, and T-shirt person. She considered the shorts she wore in the Bahamas fancy. A viewer says she’s been through a lot, but never seems like a victim. How is she so good at hanging with crazy? Denise says Charlie is her daughters dad, and they’ve been divorced for fourteen years. She didn’t want her daughters privy to the negative in his life. When he was diagnosed with HIV, they didn’t know. She moved into his neighborhood, and he knew he could call her any time, and she’d be there. A lot of people judged her for that, but she wanted him to be the best dad he could be because she has an amazing relationship with her father. She’s no saint, and she’s made mistakes, but she thinks it’s best not to talk negatively about her children’s father. Ultimately, they’re the ones who suffer. Andy asks LisaR about Denise, since they’ve been friends since the earth cooled. LisaR says Denise is a saint, and she has a lot of respect for her, dealing with a difficult time being so public. Denise says, it was just a snippet of what was really going on. Andy says it struck him that Denise could have taken Charlie to the cleaners. She says they had no prenup, and he got Two and a Half Men while they were married. Andy says she could have asked for a piece, since he had ownership. Denise adds, he made a lot of money. Andy asks how Aaron gets along with Charlie, and Denise says, they do get along. Out of respect, Aaron called Charlie to let him know when they were getting married.

Andy asks about Eloise, and Denise says she has a chromosome disorder that caused delays in speech and development. Erika asks how old Eloise was when they found out, and Denise says it was about two years ago; she’s eight now. She says it’s difficult to diagnose, and it was hard to see it in black and white when she saw the medical report. She tears up, saying, a two-year-old can talk, but Eloise can’t, even though she wants to. She’s a free spirit and happy. She doesn’t know. Andy asks what Eloise has taught her, and Denise says, you can communicate without verbally speaking. Eloise is a bright light. When she hears music, she dances, and doesn’t care who’s watching. Denise has to keep an eye on her 24/7 though. She’s taken swim lessons since she was a toddler, but wouldn’t be able to save herself. Dorit says, it’s hard to hear, since Jagger was a delayed speaker. He’s five now, and did reach milestones. She understands. As a mother, your biggest job is to protect and take care of your kids. Denise says, kids are mean, and it starts young. Dorit says Denise is a great mom.

Andy says, chaos and anxiety follow Kyle wherever she goes. We see clips of her life, and her saying she always feels her life is like whack-a-mole, which I totally understand. She has an anxiety disorder, and automatically imagines the worst. Sarah from Colorado asks if LisaR regrets taking Kyle along on her mammogram, since she suffered so much anxiety, but LisaR says, no. She thinks everyone should have one. She says she got positive feedback, but then people were saying Kyle’s appointment was possibly set up for the show. Kyle says she gets one every October, and was scheduled for the following week. Since both of them were expected, the doctor put time aside for Kyle, so she figured she might as well do it, since they give the results on the spot. A viewer asks if Dorit’s gigantic breast implants affect her mammograms. Dorit asks if they’ve seen gigantic. I agree. They’re always falling out, but I wouldn’t say they’re gigantic. Andy says LisaR said it was like a check-up for her implants. LisaR says she also gets an ultrasound. We see a clip of the doctor saying there’s no sign of a leak or rupture. LisaR says she wondered if it was okay to show it, but it’s the absolute truth. You need to be more careful when you have implants.

Andy asks Teddi how she helped Kyle when she was spiraling. Teddi says they actually went to her therapist together, and we see a clip of them. It’s not like talk therapy though. More like some kind of relaxation therapy. Kyle says her anxiety got so bad, Mauricio almost had to call 911.

Andy reminds us that Erika had toasted, all hail the true queen, Kyle. Erika says look at them today. Kyle is the queen. She says look who showed up. Dorit says Kyle is one of the originals, and the leader of the group. Erika says Kyle binds them, and Kyle thanks them. I watch her head get bigger.

In the hallway, Camille tells Kimber, it’s like walking into the lion’s den with these women. Everyone greets her all fake happy. Andy says an original Housewife is back. Camille doesn’t know if she should be happy or terrified. Andy congratulates her on the wedding, and we flash back to that. Andy says he wants what Mauricio had at dinner in Hawaii. So does everyone else, me included. We flash back to Mauricio wanting to tell a joke, and then forgetting it. Andy says the crew was laughing so hard, they had a problem with the audio. A viewer asks what the best part of Camille’s honeymoon in Switzerland was. She says, everything. She loves skiing, and they did a lot of that. We see photos of Camille’s temporary home, and Andy points out that the house is 1200 square feet. Camille says they’re still in it. It’s got great views, and it’s comfortable. Andy reminds Camille about how she griped about 3500 square feet in NYC. Camille says she thought it would be uncomfortable with two small kids. How times have changed. She went from a grand estate to 3500 square feet. We see clips of that. Andy says he was talking to Denise about raising kids with an ex. Camille says her mother watched Denise’s interviews, and said, that’s the classy way to do it; make it about the kids. Andy asks why she kept the name Grammer, and Camille says, for her kids. Denise says she couldn’t wait to get rid of her married name. Camille says she took the name off of her social media, but it’s still on her passport. Andy asks how David feels about that, and she says, he has no problem; he understands. Andy brings up her reaction to Denise not having a prenup. Camille says she was married for thirteen years. Denise says she was married just under five. I’ll bet it felt like a lot longer though. People think she should have asked for half. He was almost bankrupt before they married. Camille says she felt like she worked hard. She wasn’t sitting around eating bonbons. Dorit asks if Denise likes bonbons, but she says she’s never had one.

10 minutes later. While getting her makeup retouched, Camille says she didn’t expect that. In another room, Denise says wait until they get into Camille’s stuff. She’s already being mean. Camille can’t figure out why Denise is bothered by the money thing. The makeup artist tells Denise, maybe Camille isn’t happy, and Denise is getting laid. Teddi says she has hers scheduled for after this.

Andy tells us just because the women are proper in the streets, doesn’t mean they’re prudes in the sheets. He loves that rhyming stuff. We flash back to all the sex talk this season. Andy tells Denise that viewer Zoe has a question. Denise bets she does. He asks why it was okay for Aaron to get the happy ending, when Denise could do it herself. Denise says she does do that, but he’d never had one, and it was a wild night. Andy said he inferred that she was an old lady. Denise says he was mortified and embarrassed. Andy asks Erika how Tom felt when she said he probably paid for sex as a young man. She says he used to go to Vegas, win money, and the hotel would send up back scratchers. A viewer asks Denise how big is it? and Denise says she only said something once. We go back and count, and it’s like, four. Kyle says compare it to her shoe, and Denise says it’s bigger than that. Andy wants clarification. Denise says he was embarrassed at first, but now he’s glad. Denise asks where Andy falls, and he says nowhere near Aaron. Erika says Denise is the MVP of the group. They discuss her posting a pic online of him at full-mast under the sheets. She says she took it down because the kids saw something. Andy asks how LisaR and Harry keep it spicy after 22 years. She says they like to do some kinky sh*t. #WhatDidHarryDo She says she took a strip class, but all you have to do is bend over. Good to know. Sounds like a lot less work.

We revisit the battle between Teddi and LVP. Like we haven’t seen enough of that. Andy says, from Teddi’s point of view, what happened off camera before the season started? She wants to apologize again first. She should have never gotten involved. Dorit asks why she did. She says she was told that since she wasn’t getting along with Dorit, and LVP was friends with her, it was less weird for her to bring it up, and to figure out a way to make it happen. She was told the dog was in a kill shelter from John Blizzard. She says there was so much going into it; three and four way calls. Denise asks, why get involved? and Teddi says she made a mistake. She was angry at Dorit last year for what happened when they were leaving the reunion. Dorit refused to go to lunch if Teddi was there, and Teddi acted out. Andy doesn’t understand why Teddi didn’t talk to LVP directly. Why was she speaking to the employees? Teddi says she was going there because her kids go to a class nearby. She didn’t hang out with John. Andy says that makes it all the more weird. Teddi says she didn’t think twice, because John said he was talking to LVP. Dorit says it looks bad that she went along; she’s not dismissing Teddi’s bad behavior. Andy reminds them that Erika said Teddi wasn’t to be trusted last season, and we flash back to the previous reunion. Erika says she didn’t realize how much Teddi disliked Dorit.

Andy says for someone who’s the queen of accountability, it’s amzing that Teddi had such a lapse. This is definite shade, and I’m wondering if Andy isn’t just a little pissed that he lost LVP from the Housewives franchise. Dorit says she wondered why, if Teddi didn’t want to go through with it, she didn’t stop it when she was at Vanderpump Dogs. Instead she made Dorit the scapegoat. She thinks it wasn’t that Teddi didn’t want to do it to Dorit, but she didn’t want to be the only one to do it. That hurt.

Next time – Part Two – Andy stirs the pot by asking why the women think Erika doesn’t want to be around them, Camille says they want her to jump on the hate bandwagon. Denise suggests Camille think before she speaks, and Camille walks off.

💍 Another Way To 90…

The Other Way in a nutshell.

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👣 A Perfect Fit…

For a gone Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

June 21, 2019 – The Last Class Collides With Court, Shiloh’s Lawyer, the Other 90, New 90 News, Four Plus Four Quotes & Weekend Living

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Dev scarfs down food. Sonny asks if he’s still hungry, and Carly says they still have Olivia’s leftover ziti. Dev is all for it, and says they’re too kind. Sonny frowns and ponders as he sips his coffee.

Curtis meets Valentin at Kelly’s. Valentin says he expects daily updates, but Curtis says he’s not working for Valentin. Valentin says Curtis knows Jax, and knows he’s a shark. Nina needs protection.

At the MetroCourt, Jax gives Nina the projection figures for Crimson. She says Crimson’s readership is already up since they announced Ava being on the cover, and the team is thinking up new ways to cash in on her notoriety. He asks, what about after that? and she says, the next issue will be even better. He says she sounds confident, and she says she thought liked that about her

Willow gets ready to welcome the parents for the students’ awards ceremony. Elizabeth, Franco, and Lulu arrive early. Elizabeth has brought cupcakes, and suggests Willow have one before the kids devour them. Franco says he’s just the delivery guy; Aiden made them all by himself. Apparently, Franco isn’t qualified to ice a cupcake. Willow says she’ll miss Aiden’s baked goods almost as much as she’ll miss the kids. Diane calls, reminding Willow that they have court this afternoon. Willow says she’ll be there by three, but Diane would prefer 1:30, so they can go over their strategy. She can’t stress the importance of Willow’s timely presence. Willow says she’ll absolutely be there, but just can’t miss the award ceremony. Diane commends her dedication, but is asking her to prioritize. The hearing will make sure Shiloh never gets near her son, so be on time. Willow says she will be.

Diane goes into the courtroom, and asks what Alexis is doing there. Alexis says her hearing ran late, then admits she wanted to run into Diane. Diane says she plans to keep Willow out of Shiloh’s crosshairs, and Alexis asks her for specifics. Diane understands she’s worried, but says, trust her. There’s no legal evidence to prove Shiloh’s biological relationship. Alexis says Shiloh tends to make his own interpretation of the law, and she’s concerned about the judge. Diane suggests she spend her energy unloading on Neil, or vice versa. Alexis says she was just offering a sounding board, but Diane says she doesn’t need one. What she needs, is for Alexis to leave, so Shiloh doesn’t see their heads together. Shiloh says, too late, and I wonder why he’s like, three hours early.

Elizabeth tells Willow that they have an ulterior motive. Franco says they didn’t want to do this in front of the other parents. Lulu gives her an envelope from the MetroCourt, and says, it’s the ultimate package for services and lunch. Willow says, it’s too much, but Lulu says for Willow wrangling her kid and Nina, it falls short. Elizabeth doesn’t know what they would have done her helping Aiden. Willow says, he toughed it out, and he will, until he finds his place. Elizabeth says she played a big part in making him tougher, and Franco says they’re working on something else. He tells Lulu, what about the other thing, and Lulu gives her a wine bag. Franco says, don’t drink it all in one place, and Elizabeth says, or alone. She thinks Chase will like it. Willow says she hopes they have reason to celebrate.

Alexis says she was just relaying her hard-earned knowledge of Shiloh’s depravity to Diane. Diane says she’s itching to get it on record. Shiloh says he’s in pain, and he thinks they take pleasure in it. Alexis says she’s getting off on it, and Diane adds, what she said. Shiloh knows Alexis has a sadistic streak, but Diane is a mystery. He says she should take a class to plumb her psychic trauma. She says, hard pass. Her phone dings, and she steps away. Alexis says Shiloh can try to prove he’s the father, but he won’t be able to do it. He tells her to wait, but she has nothing more to say. He tells her, just listen.

Josslyn watches Dev eat. He asks if there’s something on his face, and she says no; she’s just curious. How does he know Sonny? He says, they’re friends. She asks who he thinks called Sonny for him. If not for her, he’d still be at the PCPD. He says if not for her, he wouldn’t have gotten arrested in the first place. She asks who was holding the bag of stolen property? and he says she’s right. It was foolish, and she saved him. How can he ever thank her? Carly tells Sonny, that kid can eat. Sonny says, it looks like he hasn’t had three squares in a long time. She says Dev didn’t come to the US under conventional circumstances, and they’re not a low key family. People are going to notice.

Valentin tells Curtis that Jax is charming, sophisticated, and has the golden touch when it comes to business. But if he digs deeper, he’ll see the first business Jax had was co-run by his brother Jerry, a convicted arms dealer and smuggler. Curtis says Valentin should be the last one to talk. As far as he can see, Jax is a legitimate businessman, like Drew. Valentin says Drew gave Nina a wide berth and proper respect. Jax has other designs. He wants to be involved in the day to day running of the magazine, and it’s already created friction. Curtis says, so Nina came Valentin for help? He has a friendly warning; let Nina fight her own battles. If he sticks his nose in, she might turn on him. Valentin tells him to look into Jax and his agenda, and make sure there’s no conflict of interest. Curtis says, hers or his? Valentin says hers are his, because he loves her and needs to protect her. He hopes Curtis understands.

Jax asks if Nina still thinks he’s too good to be true, and she says, that’s yet be determined. He drops down from the sky, charming and gorgeous, bringing champagne, assures her that they’ll make Crimson bigger and better, and then sabotages her. He says he got Ava’s signature, and she says after he unloaded on her. Nina has to bite her tongue until it bleeds, but she has her eyes on the bigger prize. He says she saved the magazine for the greater good, and he’s grateful. She says, not grateful enough to give her the autonomy she had before. He says they were underfunded and overextended, and would have gone under. He has faith they can take Crimson to new heights. If she wants it to be successful, they need to trust each other and work as a team. She says maybe she’ll quit his team and go to another one.

Valentin says he was under the impression that Curtis’s wife recently had transplant surgery, and Mac is acting commissioner. Curtis says, so? Valentin says maybe he’d appreciate another stream of income. He’ll compensate Curtis handsomely. Curtis says, research only? and Valentin tells Curtis to bring him whatever his research uncovers, and he’ll act on it, or not, of his own accord.

Jax asks if Nina wants to quit, and she says it makes her want to walk when someone questions her. She doesn’t want to leave, since she poured her blood, sweat, and tears into the magazine, making it her own. He says it would hurt to let her go, but he will. She says she has a daughter and stepdaughter, and more going on in her life than just the magazine. Jax says he’d be disappointed. Under her leadership, he thinks the magazine will not only survive, but thrive. She’s honed the content, expanded the readership, and gave the magazine a voice beyond fashion, but collaboration and sacrifice lie at the heart of business. She asks if he thinks he can do it on his own, and he says, maybe he can, but he doesn’t have to. They both want success, but if they can’t agree on how to achieve, and if she can’t work with him, she’s free go. He warns her though, she won’t have it half as good anywhere else.

Robert approaches the table, and says, Jasper Jax. Nina takes it as her cue to leave. There’s somewhere she needs to be. She says, until they meet again. Jax says he looks forward to it, and Nina says, but will she? Robert says, the old Jax charm not working like it used to? Jax assumes he’s representing the WSB. HIs hands are clean. Robert says it’s not Jax’s hands he’s worried about.

Dev tells Josslyn that he’s short on cash. How about flowers? There are beautiful rose bushes outside. She says, those are Sonny’s, and advises him not to touch them. He asks how he can show his gratitude, and she suggests he shower her with information. Where is he from, and how does he know Sonny? He says, it’s complicated, and she says they’ll start easy. What’s his real name? Sonny says he has to take care of some things. Dev asks where they’re going, but Sonny says Dev is staying put. Dev says he barely knows Carly and Josslyn, but Sonny tells him, stay out of trouble. He’ll have his guys keep an eye on things. Carly promises to take great care of Dev, and Sonny says he’ll be back soon. Everything has to be sorted out. On the side, he tells Carly, obviously Josslyn is asking questions, but the less she knows, the less he has to lie about.

Shiloh apologizes for failing Alexis. He thinks if they built upon her initial success, the distance between them wouldn’t be as daunting. She asks if he believes that insipid drivel. He says he pities her, but pities her daughters more. Now he sees how they came by their faithlessness; they learned from her. She says he can’t possibly be lecturing her on family and love. He says he has a son, and would never do anything to hurt him. Can she say the same about her and her children?

Dev asks Josslyn if she has any Idea where Sonny is going. She suggests he ask Sonny, since they’re friends. He says she’s Sonny’s stepdaughter, but she says Sonny never tells her about his business, or anything questionable. That might explain why she knows next to nothing about him. He asks if she thinks he’s questionable, and she says, is he? Carly asks Josslyn to pick up Avery’s toys on the deck. She goes outside, but crouches under the window to listen. Carly asks if Dev is still hungry, and he says it was delicious. She wonders what he did to help Sonny and Dante in Turkey. He says, not much, but she says, Sonny said otherwise, and Dev wouldn’t have left if he wasn’t in danger. They need to talk about how to make things safe, for him and her family.

Sonny tells Jax, the rumor at the Bureau is that where Jax goes his low-life brother follows. Jax says he hasn’t seen Jerry in years. After he escaped Steinmaur, Jax doesn’t know where he went. Robert says he was a no-show at their mother’s funeral. Jax says he didn’t see Jerry. Robert says, didn’t or didn’t want to? He hasn’t gotten over Jerry’s role in Robin’s captivity. If Jerry so much as checks the weather in Port Charles, he’ll dismember him. Jax says, if they’re going to co-exist, they have to get along. Robert says his date is there. Nice chat. He leaves, and Curtis approaches. Curtis says Jax is one of a kind. Jax says he doesn’t know Curtis, and Curtis says he doesn’t, but he will.

Robert asks Sonny why he didn’t come by to say hi, but Sonny says he has enough Jax in his life. Robert suggests Sonny cut to the chase. Sonny says, the WSB owes Dev, and it’s time to pay up.

Nina stands outside of Willow’s classroom, where Valentin finds her. He asks what she’s doing there, and she says psyching herself up for the final judgement round. Willow will be gone after this, and she was excited, but she and Jax got into it. She threatened to quit, but it’s as likely as her quitting Valentin. It’s impossible. He tells her, once more, unto the breach, and they go in.

Willow tells the parents that the kids will be there any minute; find a spot, and get their cameras ready. She thanks them for coming. She’s had an amazing year. It’s been a privilege and rewarding to teach this third grade class. The class has had its ups and downs, but that’s true of any class. The unique way they came together was impressive; both individually and as a group. She might be their teacher, but she did just as much learning, thanks to the kids, and their parents’ commitment to their growth. It’s been a hard year at times, but she wouldn’t change a second. She looks at Nina.

Diane sees a woman in the hallway, and says, Zara Amir. Her reputation precedes her. Zara says Diane’s does too. She’s had success in family court, but Diane has had more in criminal court. Although Sonny Corinthos has had his share of custody battles. Diane says she never discusses her clients if they’re not present. Zara says Diane’s client this time is Willow, and hers is Shiloh.

Alexis says Shiloh will be glad to know she’s working on her relationship with Kristina. He hopes that’s true, but he’s worried about Kristina’s well-being. She was his finest, most trusted student. It was satisfying to both parties. Kristina worked hard and gave of herself; it’s a bond not easily broken. Nothing can erase the Pledge she made to him and DOD. Alexis must know all about that. He’s sure Kristina shared its meaning, for her in particular, or hasn’t she?

Alexis tells Shiloh that she knows what Kristina’s Pledge was; blackmail. She knows it hinges on her, and Shiloh says, but not how? She says whatever Kristina told him, he misunderstood or it’s old news. If he was going to use it, he’d have done it by now. He says, the Pledges are sacred; made in confidence. He’d never divulge them or use them as leverage or blackmail. She says, come and get me, you SOB. He says even though she’s exhibited rage, he can’t give up on her or her daughter. They have so much work left to do. Interesting that Alexis used the term old news. I’m always surprised that Shiloh has come as far as he has, when he can’t even seem to do simple research. He would have quickly found out Kristina’s Pledge was exactly that, old news.

Diane says, impressive. Zara managed say Shiloh with a straight face. Zara says, the fact remains, Diane’s client concealed a child from her client, and he was denied his parental rights. And she intends to prove it.

Jax asks how Curtis found him. Curtis says Aurora wouldn’t be using him to revamp their security if they knew his ways. Jax says, Drew mentioned him, and said Curtis wasn’t interested. Curtis says that’s not what he said. He said he needed to think about it. So he thought. If he takes the job, they’ll be up close and personal. He can’t protect them unless he knows them inside and out. Is he ready to open up?

Dev tells Carly that he doesn’t want to cause a problem. He’ll leave. Carly says, no. Sonny will fix things. He says he’s a stranger in her home, and she says they can fix that. Tell her about his family. He says, anything but that. She asks where he learned to speak English, and he says, TV, movies. He can do an American accent. It’s impressive. Carly says, almost as impressive as him lifting Sonny’s cell phone. Dev says he’s a professional. She says if he hadn’t tried to steal Sonny’s phone, he wouldn’t have been there to save his life.

Sonny tells Robert that his people were supposed to provide protection for Dev. Robert says, he and his people have parted company. Sonny says, it sounds like it wasn’t mutually agreed upon. Ignoring that, Robert says he reached out to a former colleague. The Bureau agreed to give Dev a new identity, a place out of harm’s way, and some cash, but Dev took one look, and bolted. He probably thinks they’re a bunch of backstabbing bastards. They don’t think Dev is an asset or obligation. He’s just someone else’s problem.

Alexis tells Shiloh not to even think about contacting her daughters. He says he’ll honor her wishes. She’ll need to have a word with them though. They can’t seem to stay away from him. Zara comes in, and tells Shiloh, let’s talk. Diane asks why Alexis is still there. Alexis says, thank God Diane came back. He’s a cancer. Diane agrees, and says she’s going to win this case. Alexis says, he’ll still walk. Her baby’s not safe until that man is behind bars – or in the ground.

Sonny asks Robert what the situation is, and Robert says, not all of Raj’s people are in custody. Dev is still a target. Sonny says, maybe. He managed to evade the Bureau, and slip into the US. It seems to him, Dev is good at looking out for himself, but he turned up on Sonny’s doorstep, and he has him at the house. If anyone asks questions… Robert says, he hasn’t seen him. Which is the truth, as it turns out.

Carly can’t imagine how hard it was to make it there, and Dev says, it was difficult, but he’s not without talents. She asks why he’s alone, and he says the Bureau offered him assistance, but it didn’t meet his needs. She says Sonny’s assistance is more to his liking. He says, it was a leap of faith, and he’s been rewarded. She says that Milo picked up some clothes for him, and he can shower and change. He thanks her, and she tells him, pull back on the humble gratitude. A little goes a long way.

He goes outside, and finds Josslyn under the window.

Jax tells Curtis that he’s not used to potential employees approaching him. Curtis says he didn’t want to take the job if Jax didn’t want him to. Why waste both their time? Jax says, if Curtis is hired, Curtis will have access to his life. He can’t speak for Drew. Curtis says a lot people say that until the excavation begins. There are secrets buried for so long, they forget they had them. Jax says he doesn’t have any, and Curtis says he’s not thinking hard. He puts a stack of papers about an inch thick on the table, and says he managed to find all this in a matter of minutes.

Franco tells Aiden that he’s a budding rock star. Lulu says she’s proud of Charlotte. Nina says Charlotte doesn’t want to be late for the relay race. Charlotte wishes they were riding instead. Valentin says, in honor of her award, they’ll take the horses out when they get home. Lulu tells Charlotte not to forget about the gift. Aiden presents Willow with flowers, and Charlotte gives her a book of photos to remember the year. Charlotte is going to miss her. Willow says she’ll miss Charlotte too, but Charlotte says, fourth grade is just one floor up. She’ll still see Willow next year, right?

Josslyn asks Carly how long Dev is staying. Carly doesn’t know, and Josslyn asks if she doesn’t care about Sonny bringing home a random kid from Turkey for an indefinite stay. Carly asks how Josslyn knows he’s from Turkey, and Josslyn says she heard him tell her. Yes, she was eavesdropping, but this was completely unexpected. Carly says Josslyn just had to ask, and she would have told her. Josslyn says whatever Carly told her, she’d have to accept, so she wanted to hear it firsthand. She wishes Dev hadn’t caught her. It was too embarrassing. Josslyn says, now that she knows the truth, they need to figure out what to do next. Carly suggests cleaning up the toys. When Sonny gets home, they’ll figure out what happens next

A staff member comes into Willow’s classroom, and says Principal Schultz wants to speak with her. Willow says she has a pressing appointment, and the woman says she’ll try to hurry him. Franco says she doesn’t want to keep the principal waiting, and Willow says he’s not her principal anymore. She can’t be late. Nina has one question. Charlotte got all A’s, and Willow gave her the Kindness Counts award. Willow says Charlotte worked hard on showing kindness and concern to her classmates. Her grades speak for themselves. If they put her in the accelerated program, she’ll thrive, but Willow thinks she’ll miss her friends. Valentin appreciates her candor, and says they expect great things from Charlotte. Willow wishes she was going to be there to see them.

Diane says Alexis didn’t just threaten someone’s life in front of an officer of the court. Alexis says she was speaking metaphorically. Diane tells her, get her head on straight, and she’ll be fine. Alexis says, will she? Diane goes into the courtroom, and Judge Walters sits on the bench. The bailiff announces, David Henry Archer vs Willow Tait. Um… wouldn’t they be using her real name, since they’re using his? The judge asks where Diane’s client is.

Willow says she must be going. Lulu says she can’t go. Willow says she’s going to be late, but Lulu promises it will be worth it.

Carly says, Robert was fired? and Sonny says, more like forced retirement. He’s not happy. Carly says that’s not good for him, but Sonny says it doesn’t change his obligation to protect Dev, now that he gave the WSB the slip. Josslyn comes back in, and asks, what’s up with their guest. Carly says, the question of the hour. Dev joins them, and Sonny asks if he likes his room. Dev says it’s comfortable, and Sonny says it’s his for the summer. He’s staying for the summer, and after that, they’ll see. Methinks Sonny might put him to work. Josslyn asks what to say to people, and Sonny says, meet Dev; it’s short for Devon, his cousin. Josslyn says he has a cousin named Devon? and Sonny says, he does now.

On Monday, Curtis asks Jordan what she’s doing, Willow is late for court, and Jason tells Drew that Shiloh murdered Willow’s father.

💼 The New Lawyer in Town…

Rumor had it that it was going to be Ric Lansing or Nora Buchanan (my pick), but, in the end, it was a new character, Zara Amir.

https://soapdirt.com/general-hospital-spoilers-shiloh-hires-aggressive-lawyer-ric-nora-photo-leak/

💍 Another 90 Baby…

My favorite franchise, 90 Day Fiancé, never seems to run out of ideas to milk the original idea. This season, besides my favorite within my favorite, Pillow Talk, TLC is presenting 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, where Americans go to another country in the hopes of making it to 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? I don’t know what the consolation prize would be here, since none of the Americans seem to be jonesing for citizenship in another country. I’m happy to say, the people are just as awful though. I’ve never recapped this franchise, simply because I don’t want my attention divided as I stare in horrified fascination.

The Other Way’s cast includes Jenny and Sumit (from India), she being thirty years his senior. Under normal circumstances, who knows? This could probably work out, but at 30, he’s still under his parents’ thumbs, and they didn’t want him marrying Jenny. She’s coming anyway, and he rented an apartment, telling his parents he’s moving for a job. I don’t care what country you’re from; that seems a little old to be lying to your parents about living with someone in anticipation of marriage. Although I’m sure one of the reasons they’re unhappy with the match is that they won’t be getting any grandchildren. When they first met online, Sumit was catfishing Jenny – he’d been bored at his job, but came clean later, when he developed feelings – but they actually seem like nice people. Even if he is parent whipped, and she’s insane for moving to a place she’s unfamiliar with, bringing only $6K and a pipedream.

Then there’s Corey and Evelin (from Ecuador), whose name sounds way too much like Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe. Evelin stayed in the US for six months, but didn’t take to it the way Corey would have liked. She told him if it was going to work out, he’d have to move to her country. He’d also given her a bunch of money, some of which was to buy a bar and start a business. The catch was, it had to be in her name, since he wasn’t a citizen of the country. All of this would be fine, except she does not seem into at all. She barely seemed interested in the relationship. And in the last episode, she did not meet him at the airport. Rut-roh.

Next is the obligatory, seems meant to be if not for those obstacles, couple, Tiffany and Ronald (from South Africa). Tiffany has a son, and Ronald has a gambling addiction. She promised she’d be there when he got out of rehab, and they’re getting married in a few weeks. This could definitely work, but his recovery is a little fresh. He also has some, albeit dismissed, criminal charges on his record, which is why Tiffany had to go the other way.

We haven’t seen Deavon and Jihoon (from South Korea) yet, but she’s having his baby.

Sliding in from the original 90 Day Fiancé, is Paul and Karine (from Brazil – like way out in Brazil). Paul is still the same nutjob he was on the other show, somehow getting past the criminal charges that were keeping him out of the country, and having a meltdown at the airport when he was told, due to an embargo, he could only bring two bags. They’re married already, Karine is pregnant, and a town on the Amazon is the last place Paul should be living. While he’s learned no Brazilian whatsoever, she’s taking English classes so she can tell him what an a-hole he is in his native tongue.

Speaking of married already, so are Laura and Aladin (from Qatar). Apparently, you need a marriage license to even check into a hotel together, so they tied that knot. While the age gap isn’t quite as wide as Jenny and Sumit – Aladin is the younger this time, by 22 years – the odds seem slimmer. They are drastically not on the same level in the looks department. I’m not saying looks are all that important, and I’m certainly not saying it doesn’t happen, but it seems unlikely it would happen this way. He’s a trainer with a six-pack, and she’s a not-exactly-fit retired lady who lives in Florida. She plays Bingo. And not Drag Queen Bingo either. Bingo for retired people in Florida. With her son. I do have to give her props on catfishing her first husband when she suspected an affair. As her alter-ego, she told him there was nothing she loved more than a bald-headed man. When he asked her to shave his head because he wanted to try the style, she knew her marriage was over. I don’t see this lasting, but who knows?

🍵 The Other Tea…

Laura’s reels in her ex.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1048314/90-day-fiance-the-other-way-star-laura-reveals-she-catfished-her-own-husband?source=email&medium=emn-content-5&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

And jumps the shark.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1050135/90-day-fiance-the-other-way-surprise-laura-and-aladin-are-already-married?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

Meet the cast.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a27681487/90-day-fiance-the-other-way-cast/

📣 Quotes of the Week

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.Langston Hughes, American playwright

Chinese sons think their moms fart Chanel No. 5. – Peik Lin (Awkwafina), Crazy Rich Asians

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier. – Walter Savage Landor

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!Aly Raisman

The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing. – Joshua Harris

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. – Pearl Bailey

Everything I know I learned from dogs.Nora Roberts

🎸 These Guys Live For the Weekend…

Don’t we all? But this is more the reality:

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Than this: