What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
In the park, Carly tells the baby about the next ultrasound, and says no matter what, she’s got them. Kim comes by, and tells Carly that she’s starting back to work, slowly, but surely. She asks how Carly is doing, and Carly says she’s in her third trimester. Kim says, as a friend and OB, what’s going on?
Brad beings Wiley to the hospital to see Lucas. Lucas asks if Brad got some sleep. Brad says he did, but skipped dinner. Lucas suggests they stop by Kelly’s before Wiley’s swimming lesson. They don’t want to be those parents who are asleep in the bleachers. Julian joins them, and Lucas gives Wiley to him, telling Wiley, say hi to his grandpa. Julian says he came to see Kim, but she’s not in her office yet. She’s easing back into it. He says maybe it’s not a bad thing that he missed her, and caught them instead. He has something important to discuss.
Neil goes to Alexis’s house. She says she was just on the way to his office, and he says he was hoping to catch her before she left. They need to talk about what happened in the elevator.
At the reception desk, Finn tells Epiphany that he was hoping she could help him with something. She asks, what kind of something? He says one of his patients just got prescription he didn’t prescribe, and he’s wondering if she can check the file. We can tell she already isn’t buying Finn’s story, but she asks what the patient’s name is. He says, Arthur Cabot, and she asks if he doesn’t mean Dr. Arthur Cabot. Why is Finn looking for information about the likes of a criminal like him?
Shiloh calls Jason, who asks what he wants, and how he got the number. Shiloh says Sam gave it to him – more or less. If Jason wants to see his girlfriend alive again, he’ll do exactly what he’s told. The clock is ticking. We see Sam on the floor of Shiloh’s room, her hands and feet bound with duct tape, and her mouth covered. Shiloh asks if Jason got the text, and Jason finds that Shiloh has sent a picture of Sam. Shiloh asks if he has Jason’s attention. Jason asks what he wants, and Shiloh tells Jason to meet him at the lovely Midwood Motor Lodge. Come alone. No weapons. He has one of his followers watching, and if Jason doesn’t do what he says, Sam won’t be so alive anymore. Jason makes possibly the most pissed off face ever.
Alexis asks if she can get Neil anything, but he says, no thanks. The way he opened up to her was inappropriate, unprofessional, and crossed the line. Alexis says they’re even. Usually she’s the line crosser. Whatever he said is already forgotten. He tells her, that’s not possible. He knows she’s trying to be nice, but she’s not forgetting. She says, maybe not, but that doesn’t mean they have to talk about it again. He says, whether they do or not, it doesn’t matter. When they talk about Kristina, Alexis will see similarities, and how he couldn’t save his daughter. His oversharing changed the way she thinks about him moving forward. She asks if she shouldn’t be the judge of that, but he says she shouldn’t hear raw, personal things about her therapist. She says maybe he’s right, but she’ll probably think about how badly they sang. It has nothing to do with their professional relationship. He says, it changed everything for him. He can’t see her anymore.
Epiphany tells Finn that when Cabot was there last, the WSB was involved. Finn says he was there earlier, and said he was picking up a prescription. If he knew what it was, he’d have a better idea what Cabot was up to. She asks if it’s a WSB investigation, but he says it’s just him – for now. She checks the computer, and tells him, she was never there. He says, he knows, and she steps away. Finn looks at the screen. Drew comes by, and Finn asks to speak to him. He thinks they have a potential situation going down.
Carly tells Kim they don’t have to talk about her pregnancy, and Kim asks if everything is okay. Even though she’s high risk, they didn’t expect any complications. Carly says there are some complications, but not because she’s high risk. The baby has spina bifida, but they won’t know how severe it is until the next ultrasound. Kim can only imagine how stressful it must be, but says Carly has an excellent physician who will make the right call about treatment, and she’s around if Carly wants to talk or has any questions. She’s delivered babies with spina bifida before. Carly says she might text Kim late at night when her thoughts go dark, and Kim says that’s all right.
Julian says he wants to show something to Lucas in person. Brad asks if he’s not invited, and Julian says he can come, but he wanted Lucas’s take on it before he made a purchase. He thinks it’s a good deal for the whole family. Brad tells Lucas to go ahead. He’ll take Wiley to swimming, and if Lucas gets home first, maybe he can catch a nap. Lucas says, that last part sealed the deal, and be sure to take plenty of pictures. Lucas leaves with Julian, and Brad asks Wiley if he’s ready for his swimming lesson, and is he ready to be the next Michael Phelps? Obrecht appears, and says, wonderful idea. When she was shoved overboard, only her ability to swim saved her life.
Alexis tells Neil, don’t do this. Don’t fire her as a patient again. He says, it’s not an option, but she doesn’t understand why. She respected his boundaries. He says she has, but it’s not just wrong and unethical. It’s dangerous.
Carly says she doesn’t want to put Kim in an uncomfortable position, but Kim says it’s actually good for her to focus on others. It makes her feel like she has a purpose, and she’s useful. She hasn’t been able to bring herself to conduct a delivery yet. Bringing life into the world with such potential is a lot for her. She thinks of Oscar, and when he born, and how much life he had ahead of him. Then she realizes how short that life turned out to be.
Finn tells Drew that Cabot was the original architect of memory mapping, which led to Andre’s breakthrough. He’d been in the custody of the WSB until recently, and now he’s in Port Charles. He asks if Cabot has reached out to Drew, but Drew says he wouldn’t know; he’s never met Cabot. But it’s not the first time something about his stolen memories came up this week. Finn asks, what else happened?
Brad asks why Obrecht is at the hospital, and she says she was following up with her physician, making sure there are no further complications from her near-drowning. He might remember that some wretched human being pushed her off The Haunted Star. Brad says, it’s horrible, and she says, criminal really. He hopes she got things sorted out; he and Wiley have to be on their way. She stops him, and says he must forgive her. Normally she’d love to play cat and mouse, but her patience has run thin. He says he doesn’t know what she’s talking about, but she thinks he does. She thought about who would want her dead, and take advantage of the circumstances on the boat. She was distracted by more obvious choices, but he’s the one who tried to kill her.
Brad asks if Obrecht’s doctor checked her for a concussion. She must have hit her head hard. She asks if they must continue this charade. If he doesn’t tell her the truth, she’s going to open the conversation to a wider audience. He asks why she hasn’t said anything to anyone else, and she says she doesn’t like to involve the police in her affairs, especially when she’s concerned about the subject. He must know she knows the truth about Wiley. Wiley is Nelle’s son.
Lucy meets Juliann and Lucas at the door of the old DOD house. There’s a small mountain of stuff outside, and she tells them, sorry. She’s having it hauled away. Michael had bought the house to open a shelter for battered women, but it’s not zoned for that, so he put it back on the market and he’s finding an alternative. The proceeds will go to the shelter endowment. We’ll just overlook that zoning thing, since it wouldn’t have been any different than DOD. Julian asks what Lucas thinks, but Lucas doesn’t know. Lucy tells him not to let the DOD thing interfere with what he thinks. It could be a great house. She says the price is non-negotiable, and Julian says, it’s pretty steep. Lucy doesn’t think so. It’s a great house in a great neighborhood, with a lot of square footage, and her expert opinion, it’s at a great price. Lucas asks since when does Julian want to buy a house? and Julian says he’s been living in the back of his bar. It’s time he put roots down, and have a room to call his own. Maybe Kim will move in.
Kim and Carly walk through the park. Carly says she’s sorry she hasn’t checked in, but Kim says Carly has been busy, and she hasn’t made herself available. Carly says, if taking the time to grieve is helping, that’s what she should do. Carly says she’s thought a lot about Kim; Josslyn has too. Josslyn wants to stop by. Kim says she’d love it; she misses seeing Josslyn. Carly says she’ll make sure Josslyn knows that. Kim says she’s grateful for Josslyn. She kept Oscar’s last days filled with hope, and kept him strong. It means the world to her. Carly says, Josslyn feels the same way. Kim says, it will be nice to see everyone, and Carly says, when she’s ready. Kim wonders how long she’s going to keep crying at the drop of a hat, and staring into space for hours. Oscar has been gone three months. Carly says, there’s no time frame. Kim apologizes, but Carly says, the pain of losing Morgan never goes away. She’ll wake up from a dream that he’s still alive, and she can barely get out of bed. Eventually, it gets easier, and the good days outweigh the bad. You focus on what you still have, and the love in your life. Kim says that’s wonderful for Carly. She has a strong family and support system there in Port Charles.
Alexis says at least Neil isn’t dumping her for crossing boundaries. Now she’s dangerous. It’s a new dynamic. Neil says it’s been there since he found out Kristina was involved in a cult. He considered telling her, thinking the similarities would make her feel like she wasn’t alone. He posed the question to his own therapist, who thought it was dangerous to both of them. Him losing his daughter isn’t some past trauma; it’s still a raw nerve. Helping patients gets him through the day, but the topic is still sensitive. She still doesn’t understand why he can’t see her, but he says if she starts withholding things she thinks might upset him, their roles won’t be clear. It’s unhealthy, and it’s his professional obligation to take care of her. He can’t do that if she’s concerned about taking care of him. She says, that is a problem. She does care about him.
Jason bangs on the motel room door. Shiloh asks if he came alone, and Jason asks, where is she? Shiloh says Jason can’t help her unless he follow the rules. He ask for Jason’s gun, and Jason hands it over, but then he slams the door open right into Shiloh’s face. He grabs Shiloh by the neck forcing him down, and asks, where the hell is Sam?
Sam is… I dunno where, but she’s still duct taped.
Carly says Kim has so many people who care about her. Kim says it’s nice of her to say, but Carly says, it’s the truth. Drew, herself, her whole family, the Quartermaines, Julian. Kim says, it’s been wonderful, but it’s just not the same. She was never really afraid of change, but she always had Oscar as a constant. She came there in the hopes of finding his family, so he could be part of something bigger. Now, he’s gone, and she sees reminders everywhere; the marker, Oscar’s Meadow, the school. She thought it would be helpful, but it’s turning out not to be; it’s suffocating. Carly takes her hand, and says maybe she does need a change of pace; a change of scenery.
Julian asks what Lucas thinks, and Lucas says, it’s something. Julian was hoping for more of an opinion than that. According to Brad, Lucas is on Zillow all the time. Lucas thinks the house has nice bones and a nice layout. Julian asks if he thinks Kim will like it. Lucas thinks she would, but Julian says he doesn’t sound very encouraging. Lucas says it’s great that Julian wants to move in with Kim, but is he sure it’s the right place? Julian asks, why not? and Lucas asks what he’s going to do with all this room? Julian says they can each have a home office, and there’s plenty of room. Leo can have his own room, and maybe he and Kim will want to have their own baby. He’d rather have more space for a family to grow, and there’s plenty of room for Wiley.
Brad tells Obrecht that she can’t say that in front of Wiley, but she says he’s in no position to tell her what to do. She knows his darkest secret, and he tried to silence her. She asks how he found out she knows about Nelle, and he says she was trashed, and poured her heart out to Franco. She didn’t give details, but was wondering if she should tell the truth about Wiley’s real mother. She says so he tried to bury his secret by killing her. Better luck next time. Brad asks where that leaves them. She asks if he expects her to turn the other cheek, and he says, exactly. Now they’re even. She asks, how? and remembers pushing him from the parapet. She says he barely had a scratch; he fell into the hay. He says she didn’t know that would happen. She was trying to protect her own secret. She asks if he wants a truce. He says as long as no one knows who pushed her, and they’re on the same page. The truth about Wiley will never come out. Obrecht says the problem is, they’re not on the same page.
Finn tells Drew the medication Cabot picked up is a key element in the memory transfer serum. He thinks Cabot is formulating a new batch. Drew asks if Finn is assuming Cabot is going to do the procedure on someone else, and Finn can’t think why else he’d risk it. Drew appreciates the heads up.
Jason asks Shiloh, where’s Sam? And pushes Shiloh’s face into the desk. Shiloh says, let him go, and he’ll tell where she is. Jason grabs him up, and pushes him across the room, asking, where is she? Shiloh says, she’s in a secret location, and it’s probably getting stuffy.
Oh – ha-ha! – she’s in a freezer in that pile of stuff outside the old DOD house. She yells, but it’s muffled because of the duct tape over her mouth, and I wonder why she doesn’t just pull that off, since her hands are in front of her and tied at the wrist. Jason asks what Shiloh wants, and Shiloh shows him the flashdrive, saying he planted a decoy. Sam took bait, but he this one is the real deal. Drew’s memories are there, ready to be transferred to the recipient. That’s where Jason comes in.
Neil tells Alexis that’s exactly what he’s talking about; her concern over his well-being interferes with her own. She doesn’t get it. How is she not supposed to care after what he’s done for her family? It’s not her first rodeo. Big surprise, she’s been to therapy before, and hated it. She likes it with him. He treats her like a real person, calls her on her issues, and makes her take responsibility for them. He also doesn’t let her take responsibility for anyone else’s issues. They work well together. He makes her feel like he cares about her as a real person. Neil says he does. That’s why need end this thing before it’s too late. Oh for goodness sake, one of you just ask the other out already.
Back at the hospital, Carly hopes she wasn’t crossing the line with Kim, but wants Kim to know she always has Carly’s family’s support. She’s never alone. Kim thanks her, and asks her to tell Josslyn to come visit whenever she wants. They tell each other, good luck, and Carly leaves. Drew comes over to Kim, and she says she’s glad to see him. There’s something she’d like to tell him. She’s just come to a decision about her future. She’s leaving Port Charles.
Obrecht tells Brad that she’d thought the truth about Wiley’s paternity might prove useful, but she’s grown uneasy. She thinks about Michael mourning his boy, who is very much alive. She almost feels guilty. Brad ask if she’s capable of that, and she asks why he thinks she was venting to Franco in the first place. She’s not used to the sensation. More than that, she must do right by Wiley. Brad says that means Wiley staying with him and Lucas. She says she sees how that works for them, but she’s less certain about Wiley. Brad tells her to think about what it would be like for Wiley in the Corinthos family. He’d be a Quartermaine, but Sonny would consider him a grandson, and he’d be a target for a mob rival. She says, Sonny is very effective in protecting his family, but Brad says, sometimes being loved by a dangerous person puts a target on your back. That’s what happened to her son. She says he has a point. He says, Britt knows everything. Her staying silent is a violation of her parole. She’ll be sent back to jail. Obrecht asks if he’s blackmailing her, and he says, call it what you will. He’s keeping Wiley safe. She says, not safe enough. She’ll keep quiet because Britt’s freedom is at stake. He has a deal.
Julian tells Lucas that Wiley would have his own room if he visits. Or if he and Brad want to get away, Julian can watch him. All of his grandchildren will have their own space. Even for Sam’s children if she allows it. Lucas thinks he should pump the brakes on that front. Julian says he can’t tell Lucas how grateful he is to spend time with his grandson. He wants a legacy to pass down to them. Lucy clears her throat. She asks what they think? Does Lucas approve? Lucas says he does, and she says, fantastic. She’ll get the ball rolling. Julian says, one step at a time. He wants to crunch the numbers, and see what Kim thinks. Lucy says it could be the start of something special for his family. Don’t wait too long. She has to show the house to several prospective buyers. Julian says he’ll let her know when he gets an answer from Kim. When they’re gone, Lucy tells the pile of junk that it’s not helping. It needs to be gone sooner rather than later (another phrase they use a lot on this show).
Sam heard me, and finally takes the tape off of her mouth, but not fast enough. Lucy is back inside. Well, now would be the time to chew the bonds off of her wrists. It’s not even done that well. Come on, Sam. I expect better of you.
Jason says if he goes through with the procedure, how does he know Shiloh will hold up his end of the bargain? Shiloh says Jason has his word, like this means something. He says once Jason is sedated, he’ll give his follower the word, Sam will be released, and Jason will get photo proof. He knows it’s a big sacrifice for Jason to give up his own memories, like a factory reset, but then Drew’s memories can be uploaded in him. Jason grabs Shiloh, and shoves him up against the wall.
Alexis says, so that’s it? No final session? No semblance of closure? Neil doesn’t think that’s wise. She doesn’t think it’s wise of him to abandon her. She’ll have to start from scratch with someone else. He says he’ll leave it to her to find her own therapist. He’s not the right guy. She says, funny. She thinks he is the right guy.
Finn calls Robert, and tells him to use his Bureau contacts and find out why Cabot is back in Port Charles. If his hunch is correct, Cabot plans to do serious damage.
Drew asks Kim, when? and she says, not like tomorrow. She’s been thinking of a plan for a while, and just talked to someone who made sense of what she’s feeling. Drew says he gets it. She could use a fresh start. She says she could, and he hugs her. He says she’d better tell him where she’s heading, and stay in touch. She says she will, and he tells her to take care of herself. She says she’s trying. She watches him walk away. Then she sees Julian.
Obrecht says she must admit, Brad has come a long way from the sniveling lab technician she first met. He says, thank you? She says he threatened his best friend with a lengthy prison sentence to keep Wiley’s mother a secret. Brad says he thinks Britt would understand. He has to look out for his own first. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep Wiley. She says, fine; he has a deal. Carly sees them shake hands. Obrecht tells Brad, good luck. He’s going to need it. Carly is like, hmm…
Jason squeezes Shiloh’s throat. Shiloh says if Jason kills him, Sam dies. If he wants to give her a chance to live, he’ll do what Shiloh is asking.
Sam becomes weak, and passes out. I’m so disappointed in her.
Tomorrow, Alexis says she and Neil have crossed the point of no return, Jason has to make a choice, and Josslyn has a surprise for Cameron.
Below Deck Mediterranean
Travis and João go underwater to check out the anchor. They discover an old anchor in the seabed has latched on, and have to remove it before theirs can be pulled up. João explains they’ll have to tie a line on the old chain, lift it and get their anchor free, then raise their anchor into the pocket, and drop the old chain. Sounds easy, right?
The guests go to town. João explains what’s going on to the captain, and tells Travis what they have to do. In her interview, Captain Sandy says without an anchor, it’s illegal to enter port. She doesn’t want to kill the charter season by leaving it. They begin to lift the chain, and the captain says, please. I guess to God.
Aesha tells us that Monaco is as lush as it gets. You have to be the rich of the rich to live there. In Anastasia’s interview, she says last night, she had issues with the food temperature. It sucks, but she can’t control the distance from the galley to the table. Now the guests are saying she’s a sh*t cook because of it. Even though they’re a little obnoxious, I don’t recall them saying that. João continues to work on freeing the anchor, two hours later.
Anastasia and June get some dessert and coffee. June says she thinks she’s comfortable with the guys. Colin is sweet, but she wishes Hannah would understand she’s trying. Hannah looks at her like she’s an idiot. The anchor finally comes loose, and is brought up. Captain Sandy says, amazing. In his interview, Travis is glad he and João put their differences aside, but just because they worked together, doesn’t mean they’re best mates. The captain tells Hannah that they’re going to Monaco.
June tells Aesha about how her dad got sick suddenly, and passed away. She needed to be strong for her mom. In her interview, she says her dad always told her to stick up for herself, and never let anyone treat her with disrespect. They get some stuff to go.
Hannah talks to Travis, who’s getting tired of running between deck duty and the galley. Hannah says, sometimes you need to complain a bit. In Travis’s interview, he says they’re just friends, but if the opportunity arises, he’d be into shagging. The captain asks for the anchor team. When the anchor is down, she’s happy.
Aesha tells June that Jack is the first person she’s been on a date with who’s similar to her. They walk through the park. Back at the boat, Captain Sandy looks at the wind forecast, and says, holy crap. In her interview, she says, two hours ago, it said the weather was going to be okay. Now, it’s supposed to start blowing around midnight. Sounds like where I live. If she chooses to stay, and it’s sh*t weather, the guests will fear for their lives, and she’s a bad captain. She makes calls to see if she can get a slip. She calls the girls to get the guests, and come back immediately. The weather is coming in fast. Aesha tells June they have to go back. The captain says, the only slip available is in St. Tropez, three hours away.
Captain Sandy tells the deck crew that they need to be St. Tropez by seven, or they’ll lose their slip. The guests return, and the captain explains there’s bad weather coming, and they’re going to St. Tropez. Johnny says Monaco was fabulous. The deck crew gets the tender back on board. In the captain’s interview, she says she’s never missed a docking before, and doesn’t know if they’re going to make it. The guests go into the hot tub. Anastasia says if she can cook crossing the North Sea with a six meter swell, clipped to the galley – we see pictures – she thinks she can handle a swell on a motor yacht. Hannah tells June what kind of glasses they’re using for dinner, and as usual, June is confused.
Jack and Aesha play cards, joke, and kiss. Hannah sees them, and in her interview, she says, they need to realize they’re still in a professional environment. You don’t go into an office and see people making out in the corridors. Do it in your cabin. She tells them, stop smooching, and get back to work. João sees a whale, and everyone checks it out. Captain Sandy tells João he’s winning her over today. One of the guests tells Sandy they don’t care if the boat gets docked, but she says they will. They’ll be up all night going in circles.
The guests dress for dinner. It’s twenty minutes until the slip closes. João is nervous, and says the difference between meters could be a million dollar mistake. The captain asks Travis how close the starboard bow is. It’s close, and she asks for João. The guests don’t think they’ll make it, and a crowd watches from shore. I realize my mouth is hanging open. This is worse than parallel parking. They finally dock, and the captain says, well done. It was their first time docking like that together, and it was amazing. Johnny says, it was cool. Captain Sandy tells João that he did an amazing job. Every word was precise and calm. João thought it was awesome, and feels fantastic. The captain goes on shore for ice cream.
It’s dinner time. In Hanna’s interview, she says the food looks pretty, but pretty don’t fill up an American baseball player. She doesn’t want criticize Anastasia to the point she’s out of her comfort zone, or she might eff up the food. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’s going for simple and familiar. Italian food is familiar, and reduces the margin of error a little. When the entrée is served, Johnny is hesitant. Hannah asks if he doesn’t like eggplant, and he says he’ll let them know. He tastes it, and he’s okay with it, but says the portion is small. It looks like it would small for me, and he’s a big dude. Hannah radios June. Captain Sandy suggests checking the connection, but Hannah says she has. A lot of times. The captain finds June in the laundry room, and wants to see her radio. João tests it, and June suggests maybe she can’t understand her own name. In June’s interview, she says she wishes Hannah knew that she was a nice girl. She can feel Hannah’s eyeroll. I’m perplexed as to why she thinks being nice is the only job requirement. Although I’m starting to think perhaps she needs a hearing test. Hannah tells João that she’s been dealing with this for days. The guests watch a dance performance on shore from the boat. The captain asks how their dinner was, and Johnny says not as good as way she docked. Jack and Aesha twirl glasses on each other’s private parts, and I literally lol. They’re like two twelve-year-olds.
June is sitting in a corner on deck, and João asks, what’s wrong? She says, it’s just vibe, and he suggests she go sleep, reset, and wake up in her happiest mood. She thanks him for his concern, but says she can handle herself. The conversation is done. Geez. I don’t think it was the best advice, but he didn’t deserve that. He leaves, and in her interview, she says, being the new girl, she doesn’t know who to trust, and thinks she gave João too much information.
An adjacent yacht owner asks to come on board, and one of the guests tells Hannah. In her interview, Hannah wonders if he’ll remember her. Her first charter season, she worked for him. She didn’t want to see him when she was working for him, and doesn’t want to see him now. He apparently doesn’t want us to see him either, since his face is blurred and they bleep his name. Hannah says he had a four-year-old son, and when she told him that he couldn’t wear shoes on deck, he said, they’re not shoes; they’re Toffs. Little pr*ck. No-Name gets on the boat, and gets quickly on a roll about how he’s from Norway, and they love and depend on America, but what the f**k is America doing? He knocks some food on floor, breaking the plate. I’m guessing he’s drunk. Hannah wakes up João, and asks him to come up. Colin tries telling him that they’re closing up, but it doesn’t matter. Hannah tells João that someone invited him on, and asks João to tell him to get the hell off the boat, in a nice way. João says he’s going to quickly make it professional, and changes into his uniform. No-Name asks if they want to come check out his boat. Michelle says she’s in charge, and she says no. He says she’s a lady, and he has respect for that. She tells him, don’t get confused; she’s not a lady, and Johnny isn’t effing going anywhere. Johnny says he’s not messing with her, and she says, it’s not happening. To emphasize her point, she wags her finger in No-Name’s face, and he grabs her arm.
João grabs No-Name from behind in a bear hug, and says he’s going to escort him to his boat. In his interview, João says, forget the job. When he sees a man get physical with a woman, he’s not having it. Anders says he’s sinking No-Name’s boat. Hannah tells him, stop it, and Michelle says she rules this boat, and she can make this sh*t happen. Don’t effing touch her. In Hannah’s interview, she says these people need to understand it’s not Disneyland. It’s St. Tropez, and they don’t act like that here. In Colin’s interview, he says, drunk billionaires, people fighting each other; it’s not something he signed up for. Finally, these jerks go to bed.
In Colin’s interview, he says he’s usually awkward around beautiful women, and he’s most awkward around June. Maybe it’s part of his charm. Breakfast is made. The captain says she heard the guests had an eventful night, but João took care of it. On the bridge, she sees the wind is going to kick up to sixty knots. In her interview, she says the deck crew needs to be ready for anything at a moment’s notice. She can’t miss the window she has to dock, or they’ll be stuck in St. Tropez. She’ll miss the turnaround and the pick-up for the next charter. She tells the guests that they have to leave. Aesha wonders when things changed, and Hannah says it’s not hers to question why. In João’s interview, he says, it’s been the charter from hell. They’re fighting the weather, fighting the anchor, and fighting the owner of the boat next door. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Anchor is up, and they pull out.
Captain Sandy tells Travis that they’re probably going straight to the slip. It’s going to get nasty tonight. Hannah tells Anastasia that they’re just doing one meal. Anastasia says, weird, but okay. She preps, and Travis curses his life. Hannah nearly falls bringing chips and other snacks upstairs. They dock at Port Camille Rayon, and the captain says, another amazing job. Hannah asks if one of the deck crew till pick up provisioning for her, and Colin brings on boxes on board. Anastasia looks inside, and says, they’re alive. She didn’t realize the lobsters would be alive, and doesn’t want to kill them. I very rarely cook anything complicated, but even I know lobster is cooked alive. Does she know clams are too, even though they’re not walking around?
João asks if Anastasia wants him to kill the lobsters for her. In her interview, she says it’s not hard to cook meat as a vegan, but she doesn’t want kill them. João kills and halves them. In his interview, he says in Zimbabwe, they’re primitive. They kill their food, eat their food, and respect where it comes from food. They guests are seated. Anastasia is disgusted by her entire dinner, and Hannah says, that’s encouraging. The first course is sea urchin. Johnny asks who put this on their preference sheet, and Anders says they didn’t come there to be normal. Hannah radios June, who doesn’t respond. In June’s interview, she honestly doesn’t know what’s going on, and doesn’t know why she can’t hear the radio. Anastasia tells Hannah that she can only cook two lobsters at a time. In Hannah’s interview, she says, that’s a no-no on a yacht. A superior chef would know how to work around it. It’s where Anastasia is lacking. Regardless, it looks really good.
Aesha and Jack sneak kisses. Johnny wants his lobster cooked more. He wants it perfect, and needs everything super warm. He can’t eat it. João eats gummy bears. I recognize the bag. Travis tells Anastasi to take a break, and she lies down on the dock. She says, horrible. Hannah sits with her, and says, killing animals is something you need to do as a chef, like you have to go out and shoot bear or something. The guests turn in before midnight.
Travis says he envies Anastasia. He feels she’s used her time well. She hugs him, and he says she’s an intelligent, strong woman; he respects that a lot. Not just with cooking. She’s done good things with her life. She appreciates that a lot. June tells Aesha that Hannah hurt her feelings. Aesha says she’s sorry, and hugs June. June says, Hannah’s attitude isn’t necessary. The captain sees all of the chairs pulled away from the table, and radios June. There’s no answer, and she finds June in the laundry room. June says her radio is charging, and the chairs are out because she just vacuumed. The captain says she needs to push them back in now. In her interview, Captain Sandy says, if a crew member doesn’t answer the radio, it’s her pet peeve. She gives June her radio, and says she must listen and answer Hannah or feel the wrath of the captain.
Antibes. June promises nothing was coming through, and the captain says they’ll trade radios for the rest of the season. And she’d better answer it. Jack and Aesha steal more kisses. In Aesha’s interview, she says she’s having fun with him, and wants to get to know him better, but they haven’t even banged yet. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’s completely rattled. She wants the guests to have a good meal, and get off the boat. Anastasia brings up the eggs benedict, and asks if they want anything else. One guest ants potatoes, and she says it will be about ten minutes. The captain asks if he knows he can order what he wants, and he says he just found that out. Captain Sandy asks Hannah if the guests knew they could get what they want. Hannah says they’ve been told. In her interview, the captain says they don’t tell the guests; they ask. That’s a huge problem for her. She tells Anastasia to put on her jacket when dealing with the guests. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’s over it, and needs them to go.
The crew gets into their whites. The captain asks the guests how it was, and one of the dudes asks if she wants to know the truth. She says the only way they can improve is if they’re told the truth. Anders says France has some of the best food in the world, and it wasn’t five-star. He was surprised. The captain asks if it was the quality, but Johnny says he has to eat hot food. Anders says their expectations were higher, and Johnny says they needed bigger portions. Michelle says they expected five-star, and it wasn’t. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says, promoting Anastasia may have been a been a mistake.
Next time, a resort day for the crew, João wonders where Aesha and Jack’s shame is, a hair is found in the food, and the captain asks João to reign in the guests in on the jet skis.
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The songs about Tuesday are endless, and I do love Bowling For Soup.