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March 26, 2019 – Jason Slams Shiloh, Denise Gets Married, Sorry Adan, Caroline Again & Peaceful Ending

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Lulu meets Dante outside of the house, saying, she was just going to call. She asks how Sonny is, and he asks why she’s outside. She says Rocco is waiting with his baseball cards, and she wanted to warn him… He brushes past her and goes inside. There’s a surprise party waiting, and Olivia hugs him.

Anna sits on the steps outside, reading a letter. Peter approaches, and asks if everything is okay, but she says, no.

Chase sees Finn in Charlie’s. Finn thought he was going away for a long weekend, but Chase says, change of plans. Finn asks if something happened between him and Willow. Chase says, in a way. Her ex is in town. Finn says, the timing stinks. It was going good; does he want her back? Chase says, in a way (phrase of the day), and Finn asks if it’s a problem. Chase doesn’t think so, but Willow doesn’t want to get involved yet. She’s worried about being around her ex, given their history. Finn asks if he was abusive, and Chase says it’s not his story to tell, but she’s scared of him. Finn asks if it’s not enough to involve the police. Chase says, he’s influential, and Willow is afraid they’ll believe him over her. Willow said she needed more time to think about it. Chase wants to be there for her, but he’s not sure she’ll let him. She needs someone in her corner, but he’s not sure if she thinks he’s the right guy. Does Finn have any idea what that feels like? Finn says he’s sure he does.

Alexis asks Sonny how he’s handling DOD, but he says she doesn’t need to know. That’s what she thought. She dials her phone, saying she knows how he handles situations. Sonny tells her, slow it down. She asks to speak with Jordan. Sonny says, hang up, and she says, it’s urgent.

Outside Kelly’s, Shiloh tells Jason that his anger is a manifestation of his fear. Sam is breaking new boundaries and she’s opening herself up to him. The more she does, the more intimate and intense the process grows, and the better it gets for her. Let him do for Jason what he’s doing for her. He touches Jason’s shoulder, and Jason grabs him by the throat and slams him up against the wall. Shiloh slides down. Sam sees, and shouts, Jason!

Sonny tells Alexis, hang up. She says to have Jordan call her. She has information about a possible crime. Sonny wishes she hadn’t done that. He needs to protect their daughter. Alexis says, from what? and he says he’s worried she’s involved in a cult. She’s turning her back on her family to please the leader. Alexis says the answer isn’t murder, and he asks, who said anything about murder? She says she’s all ears. What does he have planned for Shiloh?

Sam runs over to Shiloh, who says, it was so fast. A waitress from Kelly’s has come out, and says she’s calling 911. Jason could have killed him. Jason says, but he didn’t.

Chase asks Finn if an old flame of Anna’s is getting in the way. Finn says Anna’s ex is cool; likes him, but Anna’s sister said something. Chase is surprised to hear Anna has a sister. Finn says, an identical twin, but they’re not close. She said she thinks their relationship is temporary because Finn won’t be able to keep up with Anna. Chase asks if he believes that. Finn says he doesn’t think about the future too much, but they are different, and took different paths. Chase says maybe they balance each other out. Finn says, maybe. Or maybe he’s a nice diversion from her real life. Chase’s phone dings, and he says dispatch needs him at Kelly’s. To be continued. They wish each other good luck with their respective ladies.

Peter asks if Anna wants to talk, but she says, no. She doesn’t want to trouble him. He says he asked, and sits. She says she was on her way to see Finn, and the letter was in her doorway. It’s from Griff. He’s gone. He left town. He didn’t say where he was going, but that he needs to get out of Port Charles. Peter says he’s sorry. He knows they were close. Anna says it’s been hard for Griff since Kiki. She should have been there more for him, but took him for granted, thinking he’d always be in her life. She’s only known Griff for a few years, but he feels like… Peter says, the son she never had.

Olivia tells Dante, welcome home, baby boy. Rocco says he’s still there, and Olivia says, he’s home for good. Dante tells Rocco, don’t worry. Lulu says she wasn’t sure if he was up for a big gathering. Olivia says her son is a hero. Him being home safe is cause for celebration. Ned says he knows how much Olivia likes to throw a party, and welcomes him home. Michael and Maxie hug him. Dante says, this is great. If he’d known, he would have gone away more often. Olivia tells him, don’t joke. She was worried sick. They’ll have to make up the guest room, since she’s keeping an eye on him. Michael tells Ned, the house is going to seem empty, and Ned says he’s pretty sure she’s joking. Maxie asks where he was, and Lulu says, that’s still classified. Maxie says, no exclusive? Dante flashes back to saying he will complete the mission.

Sam tells Shiloh, the bleeding has stopped. The waitress says, he could have a concussion. Shiloh says he was more surprised than anything. He just tried to assure Jason that DOD is a safe harbor. He thought they were just talking, and can’t imagine what he did to offend Jason that he’d lash out with such violence. He asks if Jason does this to everybody, or is he a special case? The waitress tells them to wait for the police to sort it out

Curtis tells Dante that his mother-in-law is doing a fantastic job. Jordan asks how long before Dante comes back; Chase need a partner. Dante asks, where is that ingrate? Jordan says his desk is waiting for him, and Dante says he thought Chase was partnered with Valerie. Jordan says it was just so she could shadow a senior officer. Curtis tells her that Dante just got home. Chill on the work talk. She says she’ll do that after she checks her messages. Lulu is looking at Dante, and he says, what? She tells him that he’ll probably catch her staring at him for at least a week. He wants check on Rocco.

Anna tells Peter that he’s really unfair. She’d never use Griff as a replacement. He says when she looks in Griff’s eyes, she sees Duke, the love of her life. When she looks in his eyes, she sees Faison, who terrorized her for decades. Anna says she’s tried to keep on building a relationship with him, but it’s hard when he doesn’t answer her texts or phone messages. He says he’s busy, but she says he’s avoiding her. He insists his excuse is legitimate. He’s sorry Griff took off, but thinks Anna is pursuing a relationship with him because it’s her obligation. She cries, and says he’s wrong. She’s pursuing a relationship with him because she’s his mother.

Shiloh tells Sam, sorry. He had no idea what she meant about Jason being controlling, and the violence he’s capable of. That she broke free is incredible. He gives her credit. Sam says she sees clearly why she needs DOD. She needs peace, enlightenment, and she needs him. Chase arrives, saying he heard there was a disturbance. The waitress says she works there, and Jason attacked Shiloh for no reason. He asks if she witnessed the attack. She says she turned around and saw Shiloh reach out, and Jason shoved him into the wall. Jason could have killed him.

Sonny tells Alexis, the less she knows, the better, in case something goes south. She says he’s confusing her with Carly. Carly would look the other way while he wreaks havoc on whoever didn’t do what he wanted. She’s an officer of the court. Jordan calls, and Sonny says, don’t involve the cops for Kristina’s sake. It could just make it worse. Jordan says she got a message that Alexis has information about a possible crime. What’s going on?

Anna tells Peter, perhaps they wouldn’t have a relationship if they weren’t related, but they are. He’s her son. Peter says she gave him up. She doesn’t understand. He can forgive Obrecht, who tortured him for weeks, and Valentin, who gave him over to Faison. Even if he believes she made a mistake in giving him over to a loving family, it’s what she thought she was doing. She was really young, and overwhelmed. He says that’s where she loses him every time. She wasn’t an adolescent who got pregnant by accident. She was a WSB agent, with nerves of steel. Anna Devane, cold, calculating, and a success. She could have provided for him, but a baby didn’t fit into her plans. He’s not accepting her excuse. She knows it didn’t work out the way it was supposed to, but she gave him up to save him from Faison. Even if he sees it as a mistake, she doesn’t understand why he can forgive everyone else, but not her.

Maxie shows Dante pictures of James. Lulu says how cute he is, and Maxie says, he’s a showboat. He fusses all the time when no one is around, but then smiles when he sees Peter. Dante says she’s been spending time with Faison’s son, and she says he’s James’s uncle. She knows she asked him to be James’s godfather before, but when she had James, she and Lulu weren’t on the best terms. Then, when they were, he was gone. Now that he’s back, she’d like to make it official. She asks Dante and Lulu to be James’s godparents. She knows they’ll both be there for her son.

Ned tells Laura that he’s glad to see her back, safe and sound. Laura says she was thinking about how Ryan endorsed her. If he swayed even one voter, it makes her feel sick. Ned says she won, fair and square, but that’s beside the point. He’s glad she’s okay. She says he’s a good guy, and asks if anyone has ever told him that he’s an awful lot like his grandfather. He says he could never determine if it was a cut or a compliment. She says, compliment.

Alexis tells Jordan that she may have exaggerated, but has it on good authority that someone might be targeting Shiloh. Jordan asks, how? Alexis tells her, all she can say is, keep an eye on things. They’ll talk later. Sonny wishes she hadn’t done that. She says he keeps saying that, but if she’s saved one person’s life, even if it’s creepy Shiloh, she’ll rest easy. He says there’s no threat from him or Jason. Not this week. He just wants their daughter out of the cult.

Chase reiterates that the waitress wasn’t watching. She says they were conversing, just talking. He asks if it seemed like a fight. She says Shiloh was talking, and Chase asks if she can describe the conversation. Did Jason say anything? She says Jason was just standing there, and bam! he had Shiloh be the throat, and slammed him into the wall. He ask if any customers witnessed what happened. She says it was so fast, when she turned around, Shiloh was down. Chase says, so no one else saw, and asks Sam if she’d say the account is accurate.

Curtis asks if Jordan is sure someone else can’t handle it. She says, it’s just a feeling she got from Alexis’s call. She’s putting her ear to the ground, and seeing if she can’t find out more. She leaves.

Maxie texts, and Lulu looks over her shoulder. Lulu says, she’s texting Peter. Maxie asks why Lulu is sneaking up on her. Lulu says she was so focused on texting, she didn’t notice. Interesting how she keeps downplaying spending all that time with Peter. What’s going on? Maxie wonders if Lulu is asking for her sake or Peter’s, and Lulu says, both. She doesn’t want Maxie stringing him along when he wants more. Unless she does. Maxie says Lulu’s husband is home. They should celebrate.

Anna asks if Peter will ever be able to forgive her. He gets Maxie’s text, asking him to meet her at Charlie’s. He says he has to go. Anna says, please, but he says it has nothing to do with forgiveness. She keeps saying she wants him in her life, but every time she looks at him, she sees something she wants to forget. The memory of his father will always be a defining point in their relationship, no matter what. Anna says, the child of her enemy. He sees a mother who abandoned him, and that’s all they’ll ever be to each other. Unless they get to know one another, and make new memories to overcome the past ones; open their lives to each other. She’ll never give up hope. She tells him that she has to go to Charlies, and he says that’s where he’s headed too. Does she want him to give her a ride? She nods, and says she’d like that.

Michael says it’s good to have Dante back. Dante is sorry about Nelle and the baby. Michael says, not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about Jonah, but keeping busy helps. Being Wiley’s godfather is amazing. Dante says, so all is good, but Michael says, it’s not all good. Kristina is in a cult. Molly thinks she’s been brainwashed. He doesn’t know how much is true, but Kristina is the type who can be manipulated like that. She’s not like Dante and him. Dante flashes back to saying, will complete the mission. Olivia brings out the food.

At the station, Shiloh tells Chase that he was leaving the restaurant, when Jason approached him, and told him to stay away from Danny, saying Danny was off limits. He shouldn’t talk to him or even look at him. The next thing he knew, Jason had him by the throat. Chase says the waitress said they’d been talking for several minutes. Can he recall what was said between Jason’s warning and the attack? Shiloh says he tried to tell Jason that his group, DOD, was about spiritual growth and peaceful resolution. Sam has been on a journey of discovery, and Danny joined her. He told Jason the DOD door was open if he wanted to join them both. Chase says, no hostile gesture? and Shiloh says, none whatsoever. Jason glares at him.

People start leaving Dante’s party. Dante thanks Curtis for looking after Lulu. Curtis is glad Dante’s back, and Dante tells him to let his wife know that Chase never showed to his welcome home party. Olivia starts clearing the buffet table, and Lulu asks what she’s doing. Olivia doesn’t want to leave the mess for Lulu, but Lulu says Olivia fed all of them, and she and Dante could use some time to reconnect. She takes Rocco to get cleaned up, and Dante tells Olivia, don’t cry. She says she’s so happy. She was sick with worry the whole time. For so long it was just him and her, and she knew she couldn’t give him everything he deserved. He says she did great, and she says she did her best. Every decision she made was to keep him safe. She watched him grow, and realized her job was just going to get harder. He’s not the kind of man who will ever be content to be safe. He’s a hero, in every sense of the word, and she couldn’t be prouder. Dante says he’s the man he is today because of her, and her sacrifices. She’s his hero. She cries and hugs him. He says he couldn’t have asked for a better mom. As she’s on her way out, he says he loves her, and she says she loves him more.

Shiloh says if Chase knew anything about him, he’d know Shiloh is committed to non-violence. Chase asks if Shiloh made physical contact at any time. Shiloh says he may have put a hand out to reassure Jason. Chase says, might or did? and Shiloh says he touched Jason’s arm. Chase asks if Jason disputes anything, but he has nothing to say without his attorney. Jordan comes in, and takes Chase to the side. She says there was an altercation between Jason and Shiloh, and two witnesses saw Jason attack Shiloh unprovoked? Chase is pretty sure it’s not that simple. Between them, he thinks there’s more than meets the eye. He wants to cut both of them loose. Jordan thinks about the call from Alexis, and sees Sam come in. She says she doesn’t think that’s a good idea.

Sonny tells Alexis that he’s not planning on killing Shiloh. If anything happened, and Kristina thinks it’s his fault, she’ll blame herself. Better to keep Shiloh breathing than cause Kristina more pain. She asks, why not say that in the first place?

Dante looks at the welcome home sign. Rocco startles him with a hug from behind. He wants to say goodnight. Rocco goes upstairs, and Lulu asks if Dante is okay. He says, it’s just that… and she says, it’s overwhelming being bombarded by his nearest and dearest all at the same time? He says she could say that. She asks if he wants to meet upstairs and keep celebrating. They kiss, and he says, sounds great. She goes to put Rocco to bed. Dante flashes back to his dream of loading the gun, saying he will complete the mission, and shooting Lulu. He says, I will complete the mission. He flips the table over, and everything goes flying.

Anna sees Finn at Charlie’s, and Peter says he’ll leave them to it, Anna thanks him. She looks pretty happy, and Finn asks if there’s anything she wants to share, but she says, no. At least not yet. He’s sorry about Griff. Anna says, he left town. Finn knows Griff is like a son to her. She looks at Peter, and says Griff never was.

Maxie comes in, and hugs Peter. He asks, how was the homecoming party? and she says, interesting. Dante was exhausted, but he’s not fully there yet. Peter says he was in deep cover; it’s to be expected. She’s sorry she didn’t bring him, but she didn’t want it to be awkward. Peter says Dante was not his biggest fan when he came to town. It would have been an uncomfortable plus one.

Lulu finds Dante asleep. She gets in bed. She sees the scars on his back, and says, oh my gosh! Dante dreams of saying he understands. The mission will be completed.

Sonny tells Alexis they have to arrange to bring Kristina home. Alexis says she’s an adult, ready to write her family off, and call DOD home. Are they going to lock her in a room until she agrees? That’s kidnapping. Sonny asks what’s her plan? but she doesn’t have one. He says, exactly, and tells her, listen to him. Kristina and Morgan were the kids most like him. They don’t ask for help, and just spiral until they hit rock bottom or someone catches them. God forbid it’s someone who doesn’t have their best interest at heart. When Morgan died, he promised he’d never miss a cry for help. The more he hears about DOD, the louder the cry. They have to get her out of there. If they don’t think it through carefully, it could backfire in an unexpected way.

Jordan places Jason under arrest, and reads him his rights. Shiloh smirks. Sam looks at Jason.

Tomorrow, Willow doesn’t trust Shiloh, Dante is afraid of what was done to him, Jordan tells Jason it’s in everyone’s best interest if he cooperates, and Shiloh tells Sam that Jason tried to kill him.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Erika meets with her creative team. Creative director, Mikey says they’re going on tour. They’re doing many costume changes in fifteen cities. In her interview, Erika says it’s an hour-long show in three acts: new material, vintage Erika Jayne, and new material. Mikey shows them sketches of the costumes. In her interview, Erika says they’re coming from changing clothes in the hallway. We flash back to Erika having to go through a kitchen to get to the stage. Erika gets all excited about the costumes, but IMO it’s no Lady Gaga attire. She opens some champagne, and they toast to selling out.

Kyle meets Dorit for shopping. They need to find Denise a wedding gift. Dorit knows she’ll be carrying Kyle’s bags. Babydoll Teddi joins them (bleh). All she knows is Denise likes tequila. Kyle tells them about the dinner where Denise went on and on about Aaron’s penis size. Dorit (which tried to autocorrect to dirt – ha-ha!) can’t believe the wedding is in two days. Kyle says she can’t go because of the company anniversary party. She’s curious about what kind of wedding can be pulled off in two days, and wants pictures. She’s thinking, disaster.

Denise and Aaron check out Cypress Sea Cove, bringing along Denise’s assistant, Mikey. What’s with these grown men named Mikey? It’s gorgeous, and looks like a little village. Denise thinks it looks like it’s out of a storybook. It’s so much what you don’t get in Malibu. They still need to get pretty much everything. Owner Matthew explains how they set up for weddings. In Denise’s interview, she says she had the big Hollywood wedding to Charlie. The wedding was much better than the marriage. Aaron tells the manager the wedding is in two days, and Denise says they’re setting themselves up for a challenge. In her interview, she says Aaron wants to get married on a date with the number eight in it. His divorce was finalized two weeks before September 8th. Denise thinks the venue is beautiful and magical. They’ll take it.

Kyle says if Denise pulls it off, it will be a miracle. Teddi says she didn’t have a big wedding, and it still took six months. Dorit tells them that her wedding planner was in London. We see pictures of her wedding, and she says it was a Gatsby/Roaring 20s theme at the Rainbow Room. The best moment of her life, and one of the most beautiful memories. Kyle tells Teddi that she’s going to see LVP. Teddi says she said her piece, and has nothing else to say. Dorit thinks LVP might make jabs. In Kyle’s interview, she says it’s not fun being stuck in the middle. She tried getting Teddi and LVP together. We see clips of her calling LVP, who says she has no interest in it, and calling Teddi, who tells Kyle that she has nothing else to say. Kyle says, maybe it’s selfish, but it would make her life easier if everyone was okay. They see a glassware set that they love, and Dorit says she’ll get the tequila; they can get the stuff that goes with it. We see the glassware comes to over five hundred bucks. Teddi is sure there will be no issue at the wedding. Kyle says nobody is going to do that, and they all laugh.

LisaR tells us that she’s busy. She goes to QVC once a month, and her hustle is still strong. She needs to support the family – #WhatDoesHarryDo – and the business is huge; more than anyone realizes. She FaceTimes with Denise, saying she’s making it back for Denise’s wedding. In her interview, LisaR doesn’t think Denise is rushing into it. She’s seen Denise struggle, and she would have married Harry that quick, but he didn’t want to. Denise says if things aren’t perfect, she’s okay with that. LisaR likes her attitude. We see a picture of LisaR’s wedding to Harry, and in her interview, she says that they were married at the house. Everyone around them was holding candles, and the entire wedding was lit by candlelight. She’s sending Denise good wedding vibes, prayers, blessings, and love.

Fluffy! Ken and LVP go kitchen shopping. Ken doesn’t think they need a new kitchen, but LVP hates their kitchen, and says it’s dark. She wants it bright, and loves the kitchen model they’re in. Ken says she was all sad when they came there, and asks if she’ll be all happy if they buy the new kitchen. She says she wants and deserves it. She’s had a horrible time. In her interview, LVP says if she’s learned anything, it’s do what makes you happy. Surround yourself with people and things that make you happy. She says it’s depressing in the kitchen, and she has no room in her life for any negativity. We flash back to Teddi saying if LVP can live with herself doing this, fine. LVP tells Ken, in the unlikely event that they sell the house, buyers won’t mind paying an extra $300,000. Ken says, it’s a big step, but if he says yes, she’ll be happy, and he’ll have a great night ahead. LVP thinks it will be good for the soul, but maybe not the bank account. Ken tells the salesman, don’t let him down.

The night before the wedding, Denise and Aaron meet with the officiant. We see a clip of Denise ordering the food, cake, and music. Aaron asks if they can get dunk tank, but Denise reminds him that it’s not a carnival. She’s praying when her dress shows up tomorrow, it fits. No matter what has gone on with Charlie, she’s invited him. Even if he brings a prostitute as a date, it is what it is. She wants to have a candle lit for her mom at the ceremony. In her interview, Denise says she was so close to her mom. Her mom had her at seventeen, and passed away thirteen years ago, but it’s still hard. She would have loved Aaron, but it’s part of life. Denise wipes some tears away, and I relate, still missing my father after 30+ years. The officiant asks if they want anything special for the girls. Aaron feels that it’s a bit of a disservice, telling girls so late. In Denise’s interview, she says she was afraid of her daughters judging her, so she waited until two days before. In hindsight, she should have told them a while ago, and regrets that part. It’s the norm in Hollywood to be married more than once, so it’s not so abnormal in their family. Aaron gives the girls necklaces. Denise gives Aaron credit. He has no children, but fits in. Not a lot phased him, which makes her love him more.

Everything is being set up for the wedding. Denise is glad the location is close to home, so she can get ready there. She wonders where the sunshine is. She has no idea what anything looks like, what flowers are there, or if there’s music, and they had no rehearsal. She’s nervous no one will show up, since it was so last minute. She takes a picture of the girls getting ready, and her oldest daughter says, mom, stop it.

Erika picks up LisaR. She’s wearing one of LisaR’s jumpsuits, and LisaR says she looks sexy. In her interview, LisaR says Erika has the most fabulous clothes of anyone. We flash back to some of Erika’s fashion moments. LisaR is flattered that she made the effort to put on her polyspan jumpsuit. I’ll bet those sell out now.

Teddi can’t believe Denise pulled everything together this quickly. There’s an artist on the grounds, painting the scene. Very cool! In Camille’s interview, she says she’s excited for her own wedding, but Denise beat her to the altar. It’s okay though. Denise deserves happiness. Teddi says it’s the first time she’ll be seeing LVP. She’s going to do her best to be cordial, and pull it together. She can ruin a 50th birthday, but not a wedding.

Denise tells her dad that if he walks her down the aisle, she’ll feel like the oldest bride in LA. So she’s going with the girls. Dad Irv says, it’s fine, and she asks him to light a candle for her mom. In her interview, she says her dad stayed with them after her mom passed away. She was going through a lot with Charlie, and he ended up staying five years. I remember she was constantly looking for a date for him on It’s Complicated, but I guess he’s still single? It’s two o’clock, and Denise is still not dressed. Irv says she’s late for her own wedding, and reminds her that they can’t start without her. She loves her dad.

In the limo, LisaR tells Erika that she doesn’t know what to expect. Erika says Teddi is coming briefly. She has to leave four, and Erika does too. She asks LisaR if she thinks LVP is coming, and Erika relays the information about the penis dinner. She says they didn’t talk about the dog drama. In LisaR’s interview, she says, the dog is fine. Move on. Erika thinks everyone should be on their best behavior. LisaR tells Erika that she’d be happy to never talk about the dog again, but knows that’s a pipedream.

What? LVP and Ken didn’t bring a dog? What’s the world coming to? In her interview, LVP says she’s not thrilled to see the other women after Camille’s birthday. She hopes there’s no repeat of the intense animosity that transpired there.

Big baby Teddi sees LVP, and says, perfect. They give each other a Hollywood kiss. LVP asks if Camille is taking notes. In Dorit’s interview, she doesn’t see an apology from LVP in the near future. If she wants to pretend all is well, Dorit is perfectly fine with her. LVP loves an apology, but she ain’t dishing them out.

Denise is now thirty minutes late. She puts her dress on. She didn’t want a big, traditional ballgown. She wanted something beachy and who she is. I love this dress! It’s a white lace romper, with a sheer white overskirt, slit up the front. Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell arrive. Jerry introduces himself to Dorit, who already knows who he is. He says a lot of people think he’s Jason Bateman, so he likes to get it out there. LVP grabs LisaR’s ass, and everyone does Hollywood kisses. In her interview, LisaR says she has no beef with LVP, and LVP can’t help but want a piece of her. She’s slightly obsessed. In Dorit’s interview, she says Denise is late to her own wedding, and on Teddi’s radar. We flash back to the conflict when Dorit was late to meet Teddi. Dorit says, the punctuality police will ticket her.

Denise gets touch ups on her makeup. The girls aren’t liking their heels. One of them wants to wear sneakers. Denise says, wear sneakers; she doesn’t give a sh*t. In her interview, LVP can’t blame Denise for being late. If what she says about Aaron is true, it’s a wonder she ever gets out of bed. Everyone starts getting antsy. Erika is hot and mad. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s sweating, and the jumper she’s wearing is going to combust. It doesn’t breathe. She says she has to keep drinking. Denise says, let’s blow this popsicle stand. They have to hurry before everyone leaves. They get in the limo. At this point, they’re an hour and ten minutes late. LisaR heaves a sigh.

The limo arrives – one hour and twenty-one minutes late. Denise says it looks like a real wedding. She can’t believe they pulled it together. LisaR alerts everyone that there’s wedding stuff happening. In Denise’s interview, she says she doesn’t like being the center of attention, so she’s relieved it’s a group effort. It’s more about the marriage less about the hoopla of a wedding. Her two older girls go first to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, otherwise known as the theme from Ordinary People. Aaron, Denise, and her youngest, follow to some heavy metal, which Camille recognizes, but I don’t. Camille says, awesome.

The officiant says at this joyous occasion, they want to remember their loved ones. Irv lights the candle for his late wife, and they take a moment. Or try anyway. Paparazzi fly over in a helicopter. LisaR says it’s a normal situation for an outdoor wedding in Malibu. Sometimes, it’s a normal situation for the Jersey Shore too. When Heather Locklear married Richie Sambora, the reception was not far from where I live, and we all cursed them and the traffic. But I digress. A guy takes pictures on a hill, and LisaR waves to him. In her interview, she says if the paparazzi are at your wedding, you know you’re still doing well. If there’s nothing, uh oh, time for a job. The couple exchange rings. Ken snoozes. They seal their vows with a kiss, and are pronounced husband and wife. In Dorit’s interview, she says the wedding fits Denise’s personality. She’s exuding excitement, happiness, and peace. It’s a nice moment to witness.

Infant Teddi has to jet, but feels weird saying goodbye. She decides to send a text. Maybe it’s me, but it seems like that would be adding more rudeness to the already rude leaving early. Erika goes with her. The artist continues to paint various scenes. A group Housewives photo is taken. LisaR says Denise is a legend. Denise introduces Patrick Muldoon. Dorit tells him the first story she heard when Denise joined the cast, was how Denise and LisaR were shagging him at the same time, and didn’t know. LVP asks who was better. LisaR suggests not answering, and he says it was so long ago. In her interview, Denise feels good that the ladies showed up. She knows everyone has a life and commitments, and it was last minute.

In Dorit’s interview, she says she had a nice time with LVP. Everything is behind them, and she feels like the dog situation is over. LVP will never admit her part, but Dorit is okay with it. She wants to move on, and someday get back to trusting LVP. In LVP’s interview, she says she has no choice but to get on with it. She’s not a victim, and wants to be there to congratulate Denise. She thinks she should have gotten apologies, but if they don’t want to, that’s fine.

The cake is cut. Denise thanks girls for accepting Aaron. She’s blown away at how fast they put it together. She hopes their future holds a lifetime of happiness, and they’ll be together forever. She’s told Aaron, even if it goes south, she’s not divorcing him.

Back home, Dorit tells PK that she needs an hour to go over payables; a solid hour of his full attention. She looks at her phone, and says, oh my God. An article just came out, and she’s been stabbed in the back. She reads from Radar Online that LVP is extra hurt that her long-time friend abandoned one of her rescue dogs, dropping it off at an animal shelter. It says she apologized to LVP, saying she was too ashamed to bring it back. Dorit tells PK, that’s so untrue. It can be damaging to their reputation and children if people think she mistreats animals. PK thinks she should just blow it off, but she says, people’s perception is what they read and believe. She continues reading that LVP is still upset because she’s known her friend a long time, but she’s not the type of woman who holds grudges. In her interview, Dorit says everybody in the world believes otherwise.

The article says LVP was told the dog nipped at one of the children. Dorit says only a few people knew it was a chihuahua mix; LVP and her team. She asks PK if he thinks the article came from LVP, and he says, who else. Dorit says she had called the next day, and LVP used those exact words; the dog nipped at the kids, which can happen. It’s not a word she’s ever used. PK says, it’s an English word. Dorit knows LVP has a relationship with Radar Online, and this has LVP all over it. At the wedding, she thought the dog business was behind her. (Don’t step in it – ha-ha!) Maybe in her mind, LVP dealt with it, but she doesn’t know. She takes two steps forward and ten back in this friendship. PK says the article is below the belt. He suggests maybe LVP has an over-zealous staff, who thinks they’re acting in her best interest, but Dorit doesn’t believe it. LVP has full control. She wonders why LVP did this, and says, it’s a whole other layer of betrayal. In her interview, she says she doesn’t know where begin with the friendship after this. She tells PK that she’ll see if LVP gives her a call. PK says LVP must know the truth will come out.

Next time, Harry sets up a tent, Kyle is grilled about LVP leaking stuff to the press, LVP tells Kyle that she’s not saying she did something when she didn’t, and she’s done with this.

💃 On Mexican Dynasties, Adan’s mother said Adan’s voice was like Freddy Mercury and Whitney Houston had a love child. If there was a camera here, I would have looked at it like this – 😐 That would be no. Just no.

🚤 And the Beat (Down) Goes On…

The circus that is Caroline never ends.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/below-deck-caroline-bedol-suicidal-thoughts-after-show/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🎵 To Leave You On a Literally Peaceful Note…

And in case you’ve never heard it.

March 22, 2019 – Shiloh Confronts Willow, Sad Sonny, Housewife Hilton, Not So Sweet Caroline, 90 Preview, Karma Shade, 8-Legged Quotes & That Moon

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the hospital. Jason asks Sam how it went, and she says, it worked like a charm. Shiloh is going to be her personal mentor, and show her the ways of DOD. All she has to do is, whatever he tells her to do.

Willow says, Shiloh. He says she does remember him, and closes the door. He says he was scared when she vanished. What could possibly have taken her from him? She asks if he really wants to know, but he says, it doesn’t matter. He’s glad she’s safe and well. He knew he’d run into her again. He didn’t know when or how, but knew he would destined to see her. Now he’s here, and once again she can stand by his side.

Laura goes to the station, and sees Jordan and Margaux. She’s surprised Jordan is at work, but Jordan promises she can handle it. Laura tells her to make sure duty doesn’t get in the way of her health. Jordan says, there’s been no progress. They haven’t recovered Ryan’s body. Laura wonders if there’s any possibility he survived, and made it back to Port Charles.

Griff punches the crap out of Doc on the pier.

In her office, Lulu is on the phone with Peter. She can’t believe being late to a meeting caused him to reassign a story she’s working on. The door handle rattles.

Carly finds Sonny in an examining room. Lucas says he’s fine, and Sonny says, it’s not that bad. She says, fine isn’t the same as not that bad, and asks, what the hell happened? Sonny says, hey, good lookin’.

Lulu tells Peter to call 911. She’s going out the back. The door opens, and she grabs something as a weapon. It’s Dante, who says he surrenders. He says she changed locks, so he had to pick it. He would have called, but thought she was working. She gets Peter back on the phone, and tells him, call off the police. It’s just Dante. Dante says, that’s all he rates? She jumps into his arms, and kisses him.

Carly asks Sonny how it happened, and how many stitches. She reminds him the doctor told her to avoid stress, but he says she’s still glowing. She wants to know everything, like how he got shot. He says Dante is the one who shot him.

Sam tells Jason that Shiloh was more than happy to welcome her. She has to allow his choices to become hers; no questions asked. He asks if she’s having second thoughts. She tells him that Shiloh said to learn commitment, she has to give up self-control. Jason says it’s crazy that people fall for it. Sam says she has to convince Shiloh that she is.

Julian sees Brad at Kelly’s. Brad asks what Julian is doing there. Julian says, don’t tell his customers, but he loves a Kelly’s BLT as much as everyyone else. Brad says he’s having a family downfall. Doesn’t Julian read The Invader? It’s there in black and white.

Shiloh tells Willow that she can’t dodge fate, even if she changed her name. He erases Miss Tait from the blackboard. She wants him to leave, but he says that’s not what he wants. She made him a promise not to leave, and she broke it.  She says, it was made under duress; it was meaningless. He says he never coerced her, but she says he had others do his dirty work. He asks what she’s talking about. She says she means it – go. He says he’s glad she became a teacher. He bets she’s good at it; better than him. His lessons didn’t stick, but there’s still time for her to be her best self. She says she warned him. She’s calling the police.

Laura says they searched from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, and nothing? Jordan says, the police believe he was carried to the lake and froze. Margaux adds, or died on impact. Laura asks what Jordan believes. Jordan says the body will turn up in time, and Laura says like when they assumed he died in the fire. Margaux tells her the FBI is closing the case. Laura asks, is the PCPD?

Griff kicks Doc. Doc says, please, and Griff says, please what? Doc asks Griff to let him go; don’t hurt him. Grigg wonders if Kiki said those words to his brother. He wakes up wondering – when he actually sleeps. He asks himself if she had enough time to wonder if he’d come back to save her. Now Doc knows how she felt. Nobody came to save her, like no one is coming to save him. He picks up a pallet, and is about to slam Doc with it, when Ava appears. She yells at him to stop.

Carly asks Sonny if he’s sure he’s okay. Lucas says he’ll be fine with exercise and antibiotics. She can’t believe Dante shot Sonny. He says it was enough to satisfy Raj, and she asks if she should complement Dante on his marksmanship. She’s mad, but understands. He found Dante, and brought him home safe. She hugs Sonny.

Lulu tells Dante she was so scared. Some days she wasn’t sure he’d ever come home. Is he back for good? He kisses her, and says, Raj is dead. He says he shouldn’t have left, but she says he did what he needed to do to protect their family. He says he didn’t. He knows what happened while he was gone. He’s sorry he didn’t keep her safe.

Jason asks, when is Sam’s next lesson? Sam says Shiloh’s final instructions were for her to be available 24/7. Jason says, for what? but she doesn’t know. She’s just supposed to go, no questions asked. Jason says, Sonny is back. He has to tell him. Sam asks if it can’t wait, but he says, if it was their kid, wouldn’t she want know? If Sonny says it’s time to make a move, that’s it. She says it could destroy Kristina. She needs some time before Jason tells him.

Willow asks if Shiloh doesn’t believe she’ll call the cops. He asks, why the cops? He says she cares about the school; she’s a good fit. She says he doesn’t have kids, and he asks how she knows. Has she been keeping tabs on him? She says any woman would be crazy to leave a child under his influence. He says she left him, after what they went through together; what he did for her. She says he’s a loser, a liar, and a manipulator. His words are weapons, and if she has to, she’ll turn him in. He wonders what she has against him. He’s the injured party.

Jordan tells Laura that they’re going to keep looking, but have no federal Canadian resources. Laura says she’ll assist any way she can. She asks if they’ve spoken to people who knew Ryan. Jordan says they’ve spoken to Mac and Felicia. Laura says they can consult Doc too, if necessary, but Margaux says, at this point in time, Doc is a liability, and they’re going to treat him as such.

Ava says, what the hell? Griff can’t do this. He’s not Ryan; he’s Doc. He didn’t kill Kiki. Griff says, not with his own hand, but he might as well have. He knew his psycho freak brother was alive, and didn’t tell anyone. She asks if Griff is any better, beating Doc to death. Griff says she’s called him a hypocrite so many times. How does it feel to be right? She tells him, go home, and he asks why she’s protecting Doc. She says she’s protecting him. Kiki wouldn’t want not want Doc’s blood on his hands. That’s not the man she loved. Griff says Doc is all hers. Doc thanks her.

Dante says he left Lulu unprotected. She says, it already happened. She doesn’t want to waste breath on it. He’s home. That’s all that matters. Dante’s phone rings. He says, Director Jones, and Lulu says, Frisco Jones, director of the WSB? He should take the call. He answers, and thanks Frisco. He says he did what had to be done. Raj is no longer a problem. They’ll all sleep better now. He’ll have a full debriefing.

Jason asks Sonny and Carly if he’s interrupting. Sonny tells him to come in, and he asks, how’s the arm? Carly says, it’s a minor injury, but that’s not the same as fine. Sonny asks, how’s Dante? Jason says he drove him over to see Lulu, and he took it hard when he found out what happened. Sonny asks Carly if everything is okay, and she says there was trouble while he was gone.

Lucas sees Griff, and asks, what happened? Griff says he’s fine, but Lucas says he’s not. He wants to look at Griff’s hands, and says, let’s go.

Margaux tells Laura that Doc knew his brother was alive, and didn’t tell a soul. He’s not going anywhere near the investigation. Besides, he’ll be too busy defending himself. She’s charging him as an accomplice.

Doc says Ava doesn’t have to do this. Ava asks if he thinks he deserves a beating. He says, there’s not much worth saving. Ava asks if Griff is right; if he knew his brother was alive. Doc says he was treating Ryan in secret at Ferncliff, before Ryan got the jump on him, and took his place. He’s sorrier than he can say. Ava is sure he is. She’s sure he never intended for anyone to get stabbed. She tosses him a pack of tissues. She says he told himself he was doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. She knows about that lie. She’s told it to herself many times. Now here she is. The one whose kid is dead, and someone is telling her they didn’t mean for it to happen. He says she has every right to despise him. She says she didn’t ask for approval. She asks if he’s filing a police report, but he doesn’t want to make trouble for Griff. Enough people Have been hurt on his account. She says he can’t stumble off like that. Her brother will know somebody to send. He asks why she’s helping him after what happened.

Brad reads a letter from Obrecht’s Invader column to Julian. It’s about a mother who’s adoptive baby’s mother was insane. She’s worried that her baby inherited the mom’s illness. Obrecht writes, maybe. Studies have shown that the offspring of people with mental illness have a predisposition. Now Brad is worried about Wiley’s birth mom being unstable. Not only that, Wiley’s mother had to be crazy to give him up. Julian says, what about the father? Maybe he’s the one Brad needs to worry about.

Shiloh says he won’t have Willow slander his good name. She backs away from him, and says she won’t let him push her around anymore. He says her regression is staggering, but he has plenty of time to get her back. She says she’s seen how he repatriates people. He ask if she’s worried about discipline, and says they’ll welcome her back with open arms. Doesn’t she miss her family? She says, of course, but she doesn’t belong there. She has a new life. He asks if she has a new family. She doesn’t seem happy. They have everything she wants and needs. Come on. He holds out his hands. Chase walks in.

Julian asks Brad why he’s making himself crazy. A few people know that Wiley isn’t Willow’s son, and unless she starts making noises, he has nothing to fear. Julian’s phone rings, and he says it’s his sister. He notices Brad popping antacids, and suggests he see a doctor. Brad says he did, and they thought it was the stress of being a first time parent. Julian says, keep it that way, and leaves

Carly tells Sonny that she and the baby are fine. Jason says Ryan jumped off the footbridge into the Niagara River. Besides it being a long drop, it was freezing, so the cops think he’s dead. Sonny asks if that’s what Jason thinks, but Jason doesn’t know. Sonny tells him, call in every favor, and if Ryan is alive, make sure he’s not. Jason says, right now, Ryan isn’t their only problem.

Chase asks Willow if he’s Interrupting. Shiloh says, yes, but Willow says, no. He’s on time for his parent/teacher conference. Chase says he’ll let the station know where he is. Shiloh ask what’s worse, being a single parent or a detective. Chase says not much phases him. Shiloh introduces himself, and Willow says, he was just leaving. Shiloh says it’s good seeing her again. His door is always open. She just needs to walk in.

Laura says there’s no way Doc was an accomplice. Margaux says, three people were killed because he shielded his brother. Laura says she knows her husband, and Margaux asks, her point? Jordan acknowledges that it’s a politically sensitive moment, but no matter how she spins it, Doc was complicit in Ryan’s crimes. Laura asks if they think she’d try to sweep it under the rug because of political fallout. Margaux says she’s a good mayor, and Port Charles is better off with her being in office. They’re telling her so she can get in front of it. Laura says there’s nothing to get in front of or spin. She intends to be transparent. Margaux asks if, when the time comes, they have her support.

Ava tells Doc that his brother did do a lot of damage. If they added it up, she thinks she lost the most. A cop comes out, and asks if everything is okay. He sees Doc, and draws his gun. Ava says, he’s not Ryan, and the cop says he can prove that down at the station. Ava says, it’s not right. She fumbles for her phone, and drops it, asking what his badge number is. The cop asks if she wants to be booked for public intoxication. Doc says, it’s not necessary; he’s surrendering voluntarily. Ava says she’s not intimidated, but Doc says she’s saved enough people today. Call a cab, and go home. The cop leads him away.

Lucas says in med school, they all wondered who this warm, generous, gorgeous guy was. Everyone was either jealous of him or in love with him; some of them both. What happened to that guy? Griff says, he’s lost, and Ryan suggests they find him, take him home, and get him fixed up. Griff says he can’t do that there. All he sees are ghosts, and all he feels is rage. He asks Lucas to write something for him, and Lucas gets a pad. Griff says, Dr. Quartermaine, consider this my letter of resignation effective immediately.

Jason tells Sonny, Kristina is in deep. Molly got into it with her, and said straight out that Kristina was in a cult. Kristina said she didn’t need Molly or her negativity, and took off. She’s isolating herself, and cutting people from her life. He thinks this guy is controlling her. Sonny says, it has to stop. Jason says if Shiloh happens to have an accident or disappears, Sam is concerned that Kristina will know it came from Sonny, and blame herself. Carly agrees. The guilt could break her. Sonny is more concerned about what Shiloh is doing to his daughter.

Sam goes to Kelly’s with Danny. She and Brad talk about Wiley, and she tells him, the first year is the hardest. She holds Wiley, who promptly spits up on her. Brad asks Danny to get some napkins. Shiloh shows up, and says it looks like they need help.

Chase asks Willow what he just walked in on. She says, nothing, but he says she’s shaking. She can tell him or he’ll get answers from Shiloh. She says, stay away from Shiloh. Don’t get involved. He says he already is; he got a personal invitation. He saw what happened when Michael brought up Shiloh and DOD. Whatever she couldn’t say then, tell him now. She says the only thing she has to tell him is she’s canceling the weekend. He says, there will be other weekends, but she says, no, there won’t. She can’t stay in Port Charles.

At the station, the cop from the pier says he might have brought in Ryan. Laura sees Doc, and says, it’s not Ryan. It’s her husband. She asks, what happened? and he says nothing he didn’t have coming. She tells Jordan that she’s sure it’s Doc. Jordan nods, and the cop uncuffs him. Jordan says, sorry for the mistake, but since he’s there, would he answer some questions. Laura tells him, not without a lawyer, but he says he’ll answer their questions, with or without a lawyer.

Dante and Lulu get busy. There’s a song part. I finish my sandwich.

Lulu knows Dante is still thinking about what happened. She knows he won’t be at ease until Ryan is gone, but wants him to promise not to leave her alone again. He promises, and she says they can face anything together. They kiss, and we see whip marks on Dante’s back.

Lucas suggests he hang on to Griff’s resignation until he’s sure. Griff says the letter is the only thing he’s sure about. Sonny sees them, and Griff’s bandaged hands. He asks, what happened? and tells Griff, take it easy on the heavy bag. Griff says Dr. Hoffman is an excellent neurologist, and will take care of them. Carly asks, what about him? Griff says, it was an honor to take care of Mike and to know the family. He wishes them the best. He leaves, and Carly asks if he just said goodbye. Lucas says, for now.

Griff looks back before he goes out the door. Then keeps moving.

Ava takes off her ring and hurls it into the water.  Julian arrives, and she says he’s late. He says, and she’s three sheets to the wind. She says, well stocked is well armed, or something like that. He suggests they get her home. Her phone rings. She answers, and tells Julian, there’s no one there, but then says she can hear them breathing. Ryan? Julian takes the phone, and says, come near his sister again… He tells Ava, whoever it was hung up, and holds her.

Jordan puts a recorder on the table, and says, for the record, is it true Doc knew his brother was alive, and secretly placed him in Ferncliff in order to treat him without the authorities being aware? He says he found that his brother was alive, and in deep psychosis. He admitted Ryan under the alias Todd Wilson, with the intention of treating him, while concealing his existence from the authorities. Margaux says he’s under arrest for aiding and abetting Ryan. Jordan cuffs him, and reads him his rights.

Chase asks if Willow thinks Shiloh won’t find her again. She’s not thinking straight. She says, don’t tell her that. He gets that she’s scared, but he can help. Let him. She says he doesn’t understand; he can’t help. He says she got caught up in the group, somehow got out, and changed her name. She says she can’t talk about it, and he asks why she cares so much. Just say it. Shiloh is the father of her child, isn’t he? That’s what I was thinking.

Sam introduces Brad to Shiloh. Danny informs her, it’s baby spit, and she asks him to come with her to clean up. He says he’s too big for that, and Shiloh says he’ll stay with Danny. Doesn’t she trust him? Brad says he’s there too, and Sam says of course she trusts him. Danny sits, and Shiloh introduces himself as a friend of his mom. He says they can be friends too, and they fist bump. Jason sees through the window.

On Monday, Chase tells Willow the more she tells him, the more he can her and the baby; Kristina tells Alexis the only family she can count on is her family at DOD; and Jason tells Shiloh to stay away from his son.

😪 For Me It Was At the Nurses’ Ball…

Although anytime Max Gail is on the screen, I’m prone to cry.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/maurice-benard-general-hospital-scene-brought-to-tears-170066

🗼 She’s No Lisa Vanderpump…

And if anyone deserves a million, it’s Giggy.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/paris-hilton-desperate-to-join-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-she-wants-a-million-bucks/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🚤 The Best Worst Third Stew…

Next, she’ll be saying it’s a conspiracy. While Kate and Josiah were pretty juvenile when Caroline was on her way out the door – or rather, wouldn’t go out the door – she’d been very taxing, and they had enough. There’s no shame in having a problem, but if you’re an adult, there is shame in not getting help for it.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/11/below-deck-caroline-bedol-feared-assault-by-brother-violent-domestic-fight/

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/11/below-deck-caroline-bedol-rips-bravo-over-body-image-controversy/

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/01/police-rush-below-deck-caroline-bedol-home-suicidal-tweet/

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/below-deck-caroline-bedol-confesses-to-being-homeless/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💍 From Bad…

Can you say mismatched? Colt and Larissa were doomed from the start. Why anyone would think otherwise, I’ll never know. Included, a sneak peek of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?

http://extratv.com/2019/03/20/sneak-peek-at-drama-packed-new-season-of-90-day-fiance/?adid=extra_eme_26956_2019-03-21_rightnow6

👎 To the Worst…

Methinks NeNe should worry about her own karma.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/nene-leakes-thinks-gregg-cancer-karma-cheating/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🙊 Quotes of the Week

I love an inauthentic apology. Then you’re really swallowing your pride.Kate Chastain, Below Deck

Promise me you’ll always remember; you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

A good walk in the fresh air sorts everything out. – Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), The Queen

The first thing I ever remember was my mother changing me at a bus stop. I was so embarrassed. Of course, I was 14 at the time. I jest. I was probably about two years old. – Alice Cooper

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller

Recently asked how she’s managed to live such a long and fulfilling life with minimal health issues, the 95-year-old said it boils down to always indulging in vodka and hot dogs: “Probably in that order.” – interview with Betty White

Putting a guy who’s in the closet in the closet? That’s like gay nesting dolls. – Max (Kat Dennings), 2 Broke Girls

It ain’t what you do it’s how you do it. – Leon Spinks

🌝 Calling It a Night…

Hope you’ve enjoyed your own personal Supermoon this week.

 

 

 

February 6, 2019 – Franco is Framed, Jennifer’s Apology Tour, Sweet Advice, Channel Your Inner Franco, After the Deck, All About Terry & Too Many

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

 

General Hospital

🎱 My apologies for attributing Maxie and Peter’s conversation to the wrong characters yesterday. Luckily, and to my embarrassment, they repeated it today. That’s what I get for trying to decipher my shorthand in the wee hours. Moving on…

At the park, Nina can’t wait to see Charlotte’s face when she sees Sasha. She asks Sasha why she reacted the way she did when Nina told her Valentin proposed, but before she can answer, Charlotte runs up to Sasha and hugs her. Valentin follows behind Charlotte, and Nina says she has her family all together.

Maxie tells Peter that Nina is crazy about Sasha, but Valentin being involved makes her nervous. Nothing is what it seems with him. Peter says, and heartbreak follows. She asks if he’s talking about in general, or something specific. Peter says, with Valentin, the ends justify the means. Maxie says, in other words, he’ll do anything to get what he wants. Peter flashes back to asking Valentin how bad it is, and if it’s so bad he’s going to lose Nina. Maxie says, the problem is, what Valentin wants most is Nina.

Obrecht works at a table in the MetroCourt. Anna, Robert, and Finn come in and sit down. Finn says after he found Cabot in the book about identifying twins, he found out he was specifically studying them. Robert says, twins raised apart. He left the university after the study, and never resurfaced. Finn says he knows exactly where Cabot is.

Elizabeth finds Franco in the art therapy room and asks if he’s okay. She wants to see his drawings. He says don’t say he didn’t warn her. She looks at them, and says, someone was in a mood. He says he can’t figure out what bothers him more. That he’s the go-to guy when something bad happens, or that he feels like he could be. Elizabeth tells him to leave that part of his past behind him.

Not-Doc asks if Lulu can see his face. The man with the knife. She can see his face now. It’s Franco. He’s the killer. Not-Doc says, good. She’s remembering. She says, Franco is the one who attacked her, right? He says, yes, it was Franco. We can tell he’s tickled with himself. He’s going to count to three, and she’s going to wake up. When she does, everything she told him will be true.

Lulu wakes up. Not-Doc asks her to tell him what she remembered. She says she saw him. She saw everything. He asks who she saw, and she says, it was Franco. She saw Franco. He says she’s safe now. Just breathe. He’s having her mother and the commissioner come in. He brings them in the room, and Laura asks if Lulu is all right. Jordan asks if she remembered, and Lulu says she did. She remembered everything. His gloves, the knife, feeling trapped. She’s seeing his face over and over. Jordan says, who’s face? and she says Franco. Franco tried to kill her.

Nina tells Valentin that she was just bragging to Sasha about how happy the three of them are. Valentin says, like family should be. Charlotte asks if Sasha likes ice skating. Nina brought skates, so they can ice skate together. Charlotte asks if poppa is skating too, but he has to meet with Willow, and pick up her schoolwork. He can’t today. Nina says that gives her more time with her beautiful girls. They leave for the skating rink.

Robert asks Finn why he didn’t say something before, but Finn says he just confirmed it. Cabot was on staff at the university in Sweden, and retired, but ARCP journals are still being sent to his last known address. He’s at home. The waitress comes to their table with champagne, compliments of… her. Obrecht turns around, and says, guten tag, freunde. Robert says they’re not her freunde. She wants to celebrate her new job. Finn says a real doctor needs a medical license. Obrecht says, Henrik… she means Peter, hired her to work at The Invader. She raises her glass.

Peter tells Maxie, Valentin is a man of many secrets; Nina is right not trust him. Maxie says, on one hand, it’s wrong to condemn him with no evidence. On the other, it’s right because he’s a liar. The only honest thing about him is how much he cares for Nina and Charlotte. If he loves her, why lie? Of course she lies sometimes too. Peter admits he does too, sometimes; everybody does. Maxie says Valentin’s lies have caused damage, but so have others. Peter says they’re both doing their best, but Valentin lies when it’s expedient. Maxie says, sooner or later, the lies might come to light. Peter says, it could be nothing, but Maxie says, it could be everything to Nina.

Maxie tells Peter that she can’t stop thinking about the horrible things Valentin might be hiding from Nina. She’s talked to Nina, but common sense and logic take a back seat when the heart has other ideas. Peter asks what choice Maxie made, and she says she chose to follow her heart.

Valentin tells Willow he’ll take Charlotte’s schoolwork and be on his way. Willow asks him to wait. Charlotte’s situation has been on her mind. Valentin says she’s doing better, and her mother is in full recovery. Willow says she brought Charlotte’s workbook, and her classmates wrote her letters. They miss her in school. Valentin says, all of them? and Willow says no one is missed by everyone. He wonders if it’s a bit of a relief not having her around.

Franco tells Elizabeth that Aiden was so happy skating; not a care in the world. Elizabeth says he was free from everything he’s going through. He had a good time with Uncle Lucas and Brad. Franco says their elaborate and flawlessly executed plan worked perfectly. She says she wanted Aiden to enjoy himself as long as possible. They kiss.

Obrecht says Anna isn’t as close to her son as she’d hoped. Anna tells her congratulations, but Obrecht says only if she means it. Anna asks if Obrecht wants her say what she means. She doesn’t understand why her son gave a job to someone who tormented and tried to kill him, or why he didn’t send her to prison. She understands Obrecht’s cruelty is caused by her grief, and they both understand about keeping their child away from the clutches of a monstrous father. Obrecht says that’s the only way they’re alike. Anna says should harm come to her son, whether or not Obrecht caused it, she’ll see Obrecht dead. Finn tells Robert to remind him not piss off Anna. Robert asks if he still needs to be reminded. Obrecht says she’s processed her grief, and has been given a second chance to be a grandmother to Nathan’s son. She’s not wasting it. Anna says she’ll be back. She wants to find out why her son has lost his mind. Robert pours the champagne.

Jordan asks Lulu to tell them what happened. Laura says she’s still shaky, but Lulu wants to purge the experience. Jordan asks if she’s ready to tell the truth exactly as she told not-Doc. She says she’s ready.

Jordan sets up a recorder. Lulu says she was working at her desk, and heard someone at the door. She went to let them in. She wasn’t alarmed, and walked back to her desk. He followed her into her office, and closed the door. They must have talked, but she can’t recall what they said. She knows he scared her. She stood up, and tried to edge past him, but he blocked her. That’s when she saw he had a knife. Jordan says she keeps referring to the killer as he. Did she recognize him or does she know who he is? Lulu says, Franco. Jordan asks if she’s sure, and she says she can see his face as if he were standing there. Franco is the man who attacked her.

Sasha and Nina watch Charlotte skate. Nina asks, where were they? and Sasha says, Valentin’s proposal. Nina thought Sasha’s reaction would be all amazing and she’d want to be maid of honor, but it seemed tepid at best. Sasha says, sorry, but Nina says, no apology needed. Sasha says when she met Valentin, he was a stranger, wanting to get his ex back, but then Nina told her about the things he’d done. Nina says she’s gotten over it; why can’t Sasha? Sasha says it’s hard for her. Nina put her heart on the line, and risked it, all on a guy who… Nina says, who what? Found Sasha and brought them together, and convinced Sasha to give her a second chance? In the past year, that guy gave Nina her child back, and when she thought she’d lose Sasha, gave her a second chance. How could she not love him?

Peter asks Maxie to clarify what she meant when she said she was opening her heart. She says she meant to him. Clear enough? He says, it’s not at all murky. She wonders, how could he miss the hint? She’s never been subtle. He says he didn’t want assume after what she’s been through. She says after what he’s done for her, he has the right to assume. He says, good to know (which has replaced for what it’s worth as the phrase of the day). They almost kiss, but Anna blows in, asking, what the hell is going on? Has Peter lost his mind?

Lulu says she was at her desk, and he was scaring her. She tried to leave, but he’s right there. She saw the knife in his hand. She’s sorry, but that’s the last thing she remembers. Jordan knows it’s hard, and she’s doing a great job. Lulu wishes she felt great. Jordan says, anything else? Does she remember how she got from her office to the MetroCourt? Lulu says she can see Franco’s face, and the knife coming at her. We flash back to that, but it’s not-Doc saying, time’s up. Lulu says she should remember him stabbing her, but that’s it. Laura asks if Jordan has enough. Jordan asks if she remembered anything else. Lulu says she’s afraid not. Not-Doc says given the nature of her reaction, he’s not sure if she’ll recall any memories beyond the initial attack. Laura thinks it’s time to do what needs to be done.

Laura asks not-Doc to stay with Lulu, while she talks to Jordan. She tells Lulu to rest; she did a great job. In the hallway, Laura asks if Jordan knows where Franco is. Jordan says he’s not scheduled to come in today. Laura says he lives with Elizabeth and her grandsons. She doesn’t want them in the crossfire. Laura calls Elizabeth. Elizabeth asks if Lulu is okay, and Laura says, she’ll be fine. She needs to talk to Elizabeth, and asks if she’s at work. Elizabeth says she’s in the art therapy room with Franco. Does Laura want to meet In Lulu’s room? Laura agrees, and tells Jordan where Franco is. Jordan is on her way.

Lulu hates this; being so fragile, but not-Doc says that’s the last word anyone would use to describe her. He wouldn’t. She says that’s kind of him. She was shaking in terror. He says she was nothing short of magnificent. He says, don’t worry. It will soon be behind her. Laura comes back, and says Jordan is on her way to arrest Franco. Lulu hopes he’s put away forever. Not-Doc says try not to let it upset her. She’s entitled to her feelings, but it’s too much like allowing Franco to victimize her all over again. Laura helps her up. Not-Doc says Franco is his patient, and he might need to talk him down. He tells Lulu, good job. Laura seconds that.

Not-Doc closes the door to his office, and takes out his locked box. He goes through the driver’s licenses, and wipes his prints from them.

Peter says Anna must have run into Obrecht. Anna says Obrecht couldn’t wait gloat, and tell her that she was working for him. It’s like Stockholm Syndrome. She wonders what possessed him, and Maxie says he did it for her. She convinced him to hire Obrecht, and as long as they’re talking openly, she talked him into dropping the charges. Anna asks, why? Didn’t Peter help deliver her baby. Peter says it’s not her fault. It was his decision. He made the decision to hire Obrecht, and knows what he’s doing. Anna says, explain it to her then.

Willow says her description of Charlotte was both objective and accurate. She was bullying Aiden. Valentin says she showed genuine remorse, and Willow saying she was cheating was upsetting. He wonders if Charlotte hadn’t been bullying Aiden, would Willow have been so quick to jump to conclusions. She made a mistake. They all do that from time to time. Willow says her job isn’t just as an instructor. She wants to help the children interact with the world, giving them the best tools possible for when they when grow up. Charlotte is strong willed and intelligent. Valentin says, wise beyond her years. Willow says, clearly, she’s had a non-traditional upbringing. She thinks Charlotte needs room to be a kid, and learn kid lessons. She needs to learn how to get along with people, even when you don’t like them.

Franco tells Elizabeth that he just texted the boys. He wants them to be part of a family baking project. He feels it’s really important to show interest in what interests Aiden. Plus there’s dessert. Elizabeth loves him. They kiss. Jordan busts in, telling Elizabeth, step away from Franco. Elizabeth asks, what’s going on? and Jordan tells Franco to keep his hands where she can see them. Elizabeth says, what’s happening? Not-Doc shows up, and tells her to do what she’s told, and no one else will get hurt. Franco tells not-Doc to let them know, whatever they think he’s done, he couldn’t possibly have done it. Not-Doc says he’s getting agitated, and Elizabeth says they’re making him that way. Jordan says, Lulu remembered, and named Franco as her attacker. Franco swears he didn’t do it. Elizabeth tells him, don’t move; she’ll call his dad. He says, fine; move aside. He doesn’t want her in danger. She says she’s not in danger from him, but he says she’s in danger from Jordan. She’s got a gun. He tells her, it will be okay. Jordan reads Franco his rights.

Obrecht says she’ll tell Finn and Robert about her new position. Finn still doesn’t care. She says it’s a medical advice column. Maybe she can interview Finn, and on the dos and don’ts of self-medication. Finn says she knows where to find him. He asks if her first article is going to be on how to be a better kidnapper. She says it’s a pity she’s not a psychologist. Robert says she’s a piece of work, and Finn can’t wait to read her column.

Sasha says Nina told her more than once that she couldn’t go back to Valentin. Nina tells Sasha, she said love didn’t make a difference, but it makes all the difference. Married or not, they can’t love each other any less. Charlotte asks if Sasha saw her axel. Sasha says she did, and Charlotte offers to teach her. Sasha says she’ll be right there, and tells Nina, if they love each other, why say no. Nina says she has a bad track record with marriage. It’s always the beginning of the end of her relationships. She was happy for the most part, but Valentin couldn’t stop keeping secrets. She doesn’t want to worry about the future. She wants to live in the moment. She wants to start believing in the two of them.

Peter tells Anna that he has no love for Obrecht, but she’s part of Maxie’s family; James’s grandmother. She’s Nathan’s mother, and he’s not taking her away from the family he has left. Anna says he’s giving Obrecht more mercy than Obrecht will ever show him. She makes him promise to be careful, and says if Obrecht tries anything, come to her. He says he doesn’t need her fighting his fights. She tells him, humor her. She needs to know he’s safe. He can’t stop her. She leaves, and Maxie says she’s sorry. She didn’t consider what it would do to him and Anna. If he wants to back out, she’ll understand. Peter says, he and Anna have things to work through. One more struggle won’t make a difference. Who knows? Maybe Obrecht will be a good medical columnist. He’s sure she’ll have interesting ideas. Maxie laughs.

Finn asks Anna how it went with Peter, but she doesn’t know. She understands, but it makes no sense. She asks where they were with Cabot. Finn says, in Sweden. Robert says someone has to infiltrate, and Finn says he can speak to the researcher. Robert says they don’t know the last time Alex saw Cabot. It’s no reflection on Anna’s capabilities, but he has practical concerns. She says she understands. They have a better chance if she’s not there. She wants them to keep her posted. Robert says he’ll go put the ball into play, and steps away. Finn says he knows Anna is staying to keep Peter safe after what Obrecht did to him. She tells Finn, be careful. He’s had his share of mad scientists and crazy people. He asks, what could possibly go wrong? She says he has Robert to watch his back. He’s looking forward to that. Anna wishes he’d stay out of danger, but at this point… He says, she has only herself to blame. She tells him, stay safe, and he kisses her.

Charlotte thinks it’s cool that they all know how to skate. She wonders if it’s inherited. Sasha says maybe there’s a skating gene. They need to celebrate themselves. They go to the MetroCourt, and Nina says she has to make a phone call. She tells them to get a table; she’ll just be a minute.

Valentin thanks Willow for looking out for Charlotte’s best interest. He’ll have her back in school very soon. Willow looks forward to it – honestly. Valentin says, in the meantime, if she needs to, she can contact him or Nina. She says, legally, the school is prevented from contacting anyone who isn’t a parent. Nina appears, and says, no problem. They’re getting married again. She’ll be Charlotte’s stepmother.

Maxie thank Peter for being open. He says, Obrecht might have useful information. She knows he’s doing it for James, so he can know his grandmother. He says that’s all the incentive he needs; James’s family. Maxie says that makes her Peter’s family too. If they find out Valentin is messing with Nina, or using her in any way, all bets are off. Peter asks if she just said, we. Maxie says it’s up to them to find out what Valentin is hiding, and to find out before Nina does.

Elizabeth tells Franco that she’ll talk to his dad. Franco tells her to say he didn’t do it, but she says Scotty already knows, like she does. She kisses him, but a cop pulls him into the elevator. Elizabeth calls Scotty, leaving a message. She tells him to get down to the PCPD as soon as he gets it. Franco is in trouble. As she’s walking, she comes face to face with Lulu and Laura. She asks if this is why Laura needed to talk to her. Laura says, Franco attacked Lulu. He could have killed her. Elizabeth says they know he didn’t. He’s not the same person. Lulu says, it was him. She’s sorry.

Not-Doc looks at more licenses. He says, oh well. His friends are gone to serve the greater good. At least he still has them. A testament to a job well done.

Tomorrow, Terry has Oscar’s latest test results, Franco says when he’s done suing the PCPD he’ll own Port Charles, and Sonny tells Margaux he doesn’t want someone getting away with it again. I forgot Margaux was on this show.

😠 I can’t even say how irritating this storyline is. I don’t know much about hypnotism, but I don’t think that’s how it works. And to have Franco be the suspected bad guy? Again? Every single one of them should know better.

💋 On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I’m confused as to why Teresa has taken Jennifer’s side so quickly – especially since Jennifer obviously goes insane on tequila  and also why Danielle is pissed at The Marge. Teresa claimed Jennifer reminded her of her old self, so we did get to see the gift that keeps on giving – the clip of Teresa calling Danielle a prostitution whore, and flipping the table. Marge found that someone else had the same idea about the children’s hospital gowns, called Brave Gowns, and they decided to pool their resources and have a giant fashion show, the Hospital Hero Gala. BTW, Marge Sr. looks amazing after her face lift. Both Marges have been blessed with smooth necks, so it works. Nothing worse than a tight face on a wrinkly pedestal. Jennifer was embarrassed about her behavior in Cabo, and was reluctant to tell her husband. He wasn’t mad, but told her she was wrong. I say don’t go around breaking glasses unless you’re really going to use them. Not that I advocate cutting a bitch, but it just ends up looking stupid. Joe #2 told Melissa, Danielle corrupts anyone and anything she’s around. He said, Marty was a stand-up guy until she got her claws in him. She’s like the black widow of New Jersey.

Frank asked Delores if he was holding her back, and said he wouldn’t hesitate to move out if it would make her happy. She said he was her safe place, and she didn’t really know what she wanted because she was so used to doing for everyone else. Of course Frank is holding her back. Who’d want to date her with Frank hanging around? Besides the elusive David. I’m also guessing Frank still pays the bulk of the bills. They’re co-owners of the gym, but I doubt people are coming to train with her, rather than a former Mr. New Jersey.

Marge and Teresa had lunch. Teresa didn’t understand why Marge dropped Danielle as a friend, but had to admit she didn’t know everything. In her interview, Teresa said she thought they were both wrong, but said Marge gave her a lot to think about. I hope her head doesn’t explode. Marge hoped Jennifer wouldn’t cocktail it up at her charity event.

After Marge told Jackie how hard she was trying to get back together with her children, Jackie decided to call her estranged sister. Wow. Something good actually coming out of this hot mess of a show is a true miracle. The call went well, and they made plans to get together with the kids. Jackie went to Melissa’s store and told her all about it. Melissa told her about how Joe #2 belittles her business. Maybe she should ask him how the restaurant business is going. Hint: it isn’t.

Marge’s ex, Jan, brought a date to Marge’s event, who was Joe #3’s ex-wife’s best friend. Jennifer and Marge seemed to squash their beef, with Jennifer sort of apologizing to several people. She was afraid to approach Melissa, since she’d broke a glass and put it in Melissa’s face. I think the time to have been afraid was immediately after she did that. Melissa would have had every right to thump her. It was a black and white affair, and Marge looked gorgeous, as well as the décor. They used a lot of white branches, which I love. The women also had the most fantastic HUGE earrings. When Jennifer showed up in a green jumpsuit, I thought maybe the color combo was just a coincidence, although she seems like the type who wouldn’t bother with the memo. The gala was a success, and everyone cried during the kids’ speeches.

Next time, the season finale, belly dancing, Delores is moving out, Marge thinks Danielle is dangerous, and Marge pushes Marty into the pool. That dude seems like a d-bag. Or at the very least, misguided.

🏡 On Sweet Home Jennifer designed for someone who apparently has two young children, but no possessions. I’ve never seen such an empty house. Jennifer had done the interior of the house ten years prior, so it was interesting to see how her taste had changed. A good takeaway point was to keep kids’ rooms neutral to give them longevity. Like if you buy a crazy bed, the kid isn’t going to want that for long. They can personalize with things like posters and unicorn pillows. Although I’d prefer llama pillows. I also have personal experience with this issue. When I was a kid, my father worked for Ethan Allen, and I was getting wallpaper from there for my room. I was probably about twelve or thirteen, and thought this psychedelic paisley wallpaper would be great. He talked me out of it, saying I thought so when I was looking at a swatch, but a whole room of it would be busy, and I’d get tired of it. A few years later, I knew he was right. I also had a canopy bed for a hot minute before I thought it was more trouble than it was worth. I won’t even get into the white rug…

🎨 Get to Know Franco Better…

Understand art therapy.

https://blog.society6.com/what-is-art-therapy-5-ways-guided-creativity-can-help-you-grow/?c_crid=cta2&utm_source=society6&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1292&utm_content=020219_news_c&c_cxid=020219&c_aid=020219_news_c&bxid=3144268

🏊 No Surprise…

Caroline is still overwhelmed

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/01/police-rush-below-deck-caroline-bedol-home-suicidal-tweet/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🎸 Surprise… 

Terry Dubrow’s (Botched) brother Kevin was the lead singer for Quiet Riot.

http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/terry-dubrow-things-you-didnt-know-heather-dubrow-husband

☁ Is It Possible…

I’ll float into dreamland early? Nah.

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February 5, 2019 – Lulu Remembers What Not-Doc Wants, Jim Tells Sarah She’s Dead, the Yachties Reunite & Time to Close

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

My streak was too long and too good to be true. I missed the beginning, but nothing major ever happens in the first few minutes. So without further ado…

Not-Doc says no one else can be in the room when he hypnotizes Lulu. The patient may recover personal or private information that they don’t want to share. Jordan says everything will be confidential, but he says it’s non-negotiable. If they want to be present, he can’t perform the procedure. They can get someone else, but neither will any other therapist worth their salt.

Nina says she told Valentin that she needed a dose of her daughter, and here Sasha is. She asks how long Sasha is staying, and Sasha says a few days. She’s not complaining, but wonders if Nina is still staying at Windymere because the killer hasn’t been caught. Nina says they haven’t caught the killer, but she moved back in with Valentin and Charlotte.

At the office, Peter tells Maxie that he had the cleaning crew in, since the police signed off on it. It was grim and sad that they have a special cleaning team for crime scenes. Maxie says, it’s not easy to butter him up, and she needs another favor. She thinks a medical advice column might boost circulation. He asks who would write it, and she says that’s the out-of-the-box part. He’s going to think it’s the most outrageous idea. He says the best ones often are, and asks, who? Obrecht walks in, and says, me.

Carly tells Jason that Sam took all that time to find herself, and she’s breaking up with him? She was just torturing him – and herself. She’s calling Sam. Jason tells her Sam is just pretending so she can investigate the leader of the group Kristina is involved with, Dawn of Day. Carly asks who it is, and why do they need investigating? He says the guy’s name is Shiloh. They know he’s a con artist, but he may be worse.

Nina says Charlotte will be happy to see Sasha. They need to have another girls’ night. She thanks Valentin, and says she’s going to march Sasha in front of Obrecht, saying this is her daughter. Then she’s going to ask how Sasha is going to leave her brokenhearted and empty like Obrecht. Sasha asks who she’s talking about, and Nina says her Aunt Liesl, who’s mad because Nina won’t give her a job. She has no idea who would hire her.

Obrecht asks if Peter is opposed to hiring one of the best medical minds in the world. She gathered some questions from the internet to give him some sample responses. She’s used everyday language, and humor where it’s applicable. He can try her out, and if she boosts circulation, which she inevitably will, they can renegotiate. Maxie says medical issues are a booming topic on the internet. He says she wants him to pay a woman he hates, who tortured him? Obrecht say she was crazed with grief. Maxie says he already exonerated Obrecht, and she’d thought his attitude had softened toward her. He says he did it because she wanted Obrecht free. He doesn’t think it’s a good fit. Obrecht tells him to just read the samples. She thinks he’ll like them. She hands him the paper, and he reads.

Not-Doc says hypnosis requires complete focus, and deep relaxation. Having other people present only hinders the process. He understands Laura might not want him, and she can get another doctor, but if they allow observation, he’d question their professionalism and ethics. I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think that’s how it works. Lulu says it’s not their choice; it’s hers. She’s unhappy with how he treated her mother, but professionally, she trusts him. Jordan has another idea. She wants it recorded. Not-Doc says that’s not possible. It’s a violation of privileged information. Lulu asks if she won’t remember when she comes out. They won’t need to record it. She’ll just tell them. She wants to get started.

At the skating rink, Aiden has wiped out, but Franco says he’s fantastic. He has some smooth moves going backwards. He goes back to the rink, and Franco tells Elizabeth that he’s so happy. Almost as happy as he is. Brad and Lucas arrive with Wiley. Lucas says it looks like they all had the same idea, and Elizabeth says it’s a good day for ice skating. Lucas asks where their skates are. Franco says they’re the cheering section. Lucas says Aiden is really good. He asks if they’d mind watching Wiley. Franco says the three of them suck at subterfuge. He tells them, stop. It’s painful.

Laura tells Lulu she’ll be right outside, but Lulu says Laura is making her more nervous. She hates not being able remember. Not just who attacked her, but what she was working on. It must have something to do with the killer. We flash back to her calling not-Doc and asking about the list, and that she wants to go over the names. Lulu tells not-Doc to make sure to ask her about that. He says he wants to help her find all the answers she’s looking for.

Nina leaves to get Sasha’s room ready. Sasha says she’s so happy, and Valentin says he loves seeing her happy. Sasha says she’s incredibly endearing, and full of love. Nina makes her mother’s absence less painful. Valentin says it would destroy her to find out Sasha was only playing a part. Sasha say she always will, but he’s not in charge anymore.

In the hallway at the hospital, Jordan tells Laura, hopefully, they’ll get answers. Laura says, if Lulu remembers, what’s next? Jordan says they’ll collect the forensic details. She might send them in a direction they’re not considering. Laura asks if Lulu’s memories will be admissible in court, but Jordan says it’s a grey area. Laura asks if Jordan thinks Lulu will remember it’s Franco.

Franco asks if they think he believes it’s a coincidence. Elizabeth says she had a talk with Brad and Lucas about Aiden. Brad says it’s nice that he has a gay couple in his extended family. Franco says, and he thought Brad was the sneakiest technician at the hospital. Lucas says, a lot has changed.

Carly goes over what Jason has told her. She says, Shiloh also has a history with Drew, and now he’s dragging Kristina in, so they’re breaking up to get Sam closer? Jason says he doesn’t like it, but what it’s what she has to do. Carly asks if he thinks she’s in danger. He doesn’t think so, but wants to make sure nothing happens.

Peter says Obrecht explain things simply without sounding condescending. Maxie asks if he likes Obrecht’s writing. He does, and says with the glut of information out there, it might be nice for someone to sort through it. Maxie says, so she’s hired? and he says, on a trial basis. Maxie thanks him, and he says he can’t say no to her. The lightbulb comes on, and Obrecht says Maxie removed her ring, and is moving on. Don’t tell her that she’s moving on with Henrik? Maxie says she and Peter are friends; good friends. Obrecht says she’s having a romance with Nathan’s half-brother, who brought Nathan’s killer to Port Charles.

Not-Doc explains to Lulu that hypnosis is really self-hypnosis. The subject has to be willing. They’re neither asleep nor unconscious, and don’t do what they don’t want to. He asks if she’s comfortable, and tells her to relax. She’s in a safe, calm, and peaceful place. She can go anywhere she needs to if she wants. He tells her to close her eyes. She controls the entire experience. Listen to his voice, and let the words wash over her. He asks how she feels, and Lulu says, good. He tells her to go to the night of the attack. All she has to do is let him guide her to what really happened. Is she ready? Lulu says, yes.

Obrecht asks how Maxie can consider a possible romance with Henrik. Maxie says she’s worked out her personal issues with him, and she didn’t say it was romantic. She’s trusted him, and he’s proved himself repeatedly. He’s also James’s uncle, and James has few blood relatives on his father’s side. She’s not keeping Peter out of her life, and if she disapproves, she can find employment elsewhere. Obrecht says she wants to selflessly steer strangers back to good health, and accepts Peter’s offer. She was uncharacteristically nervous about the meeting, and needs to fortify herself. When she returns, he can show her to her office. She leaves, and Maxie says Peter will get used to her. She hugs him.

Sasha tells Valentin that they both want the same thing; to make sure Nina doesn’t get hurt. Maybe he should take a step back, so she can have a real relationship with Nina. Valentin suggests Sasha stay away from Obrecht; make excuses if she has to. Nina says Sasha’s room is ready. They have a lot of catching up to do. She asks if Valentin doesn’t have a conference call, and he says she wants to get rid of him. He gets it. She tells him that he’s the absolute best.

Brad says Aiden is looking good out there. Aiden says Wiley is bigger than he was at Christmas. Lucas says baby’s grow fast, and Brad asks if Aiden knows any kids with two mothers or two fathers. Aiden isn’t sure, but wishes he had a baby brother or sister. Franco asks if he wants to skate some more. He does, and goes back out with Brad and Lucas.

Jordan asks how Laura knew about Franco. Laura says Elizabeth is like a daughter to her, and told her about Franco being questioned. She guesses he’s the suspect. Jordan says one victim tried to reach him, and his alibis range from flawed to non-existent, but everything they have is circumstantial.

Not-Doc asks if Lulu can picture her office. Tell him everything she remembers. She says she was working. Her mom came to get her to go to the party. She was frustrated. Peter wouldn’t publish her article. It was about a potential link between Ryan Chamberlain and the serial killer. Her mom agreed with Peter, and they talked about something that troubled her about a list. A list he made. A list of Ryan’s victims. Not-Doc asks, what troubled her? She says her mom said there were nine names on his list, but the police report said Ryan killed seven, not nine. She gets agitated, and he tells her not to let her emotions cloud the truth. Her mother never mentioned nine victims. They talked about the list, but never talked about number. Lulu says, she didn’t? He says he called her, and they discussed seven victims. She says, she did? He says she remembers clearly now.

Carly thinks Jason and Sam are a great help. It’s one less worry for Sonny. Too bad he and Sam can’t be together. He tells her that he never said that. Carly says they can meet in private, and he says, that’s the plan. She tells him, enjoy sneaking around. It can be fun. Obrecht comes in, and says she’s celebrating. She wonders if she can have complementary waffles.

Peter is surprised at how well Obrecht writes. Maxie knows she’ll be on her best behavior, or she won’t be allowed to see James. He says, James is quite the motivator. He’ll keep his eyes open all the same. Maxie thinks that’s a good idea, and he thanks her for what she said about them. Nina calls, and Maxie leaves to talk to her. Peter sighs. He calls Valentin and tells him that he hired Obrecht. He can thank Maxie.

Laura tells Jordan that Elizabeth has three boys she loves dearly, and might be living with a serial killer. Jordan says Laura knows him better than her. Laura thinks he couldn’t have done it, but she’s old enough, and seen enough of the world to know nothing is impossible.

Franco wonders if maybe he and Elizabeth will have a baby. Lucas limps to the bench. He was trying to bust a move, but instead busted his butt. He says Aiden is loving it, and chatting up the crowd. He doesn’t think Aiden caught on to the gay sting operation. Elizabeth agrees, but says he’s observing them though. Franco thanks Lucas. He knows he’s not Lucas’s favorite person. Lucas says he remembers what Franco did to his sister, but he also remembers how Brad was. It’s where any of them can be. You have to look past people’s mistakes, and have faith in them changing. Brad listens in. Aiden comes back.

Not-Doc says Lulu is doing really well. Who else did she call other than him? She says she spoke with Peter. She asked him again to please run the story, but he said no. Shortly afterward, someone came to the door. She jumped when the handle rattled. Her mom insisted she lock the door. Someone was trying to get in. He asks if she was frightened, but she says, no. She went to open it, but wasn’t afraid. She went to her desk, and he followed her. He was wearing gloves, and she thought it was odd. She can see his gloves… his coat… She’s looking at him, but can’t see his face. He tells her, stop there. He promised her mother not to upset her. She asks why she can see him, but not remember his face? He tells her, calm down. They’ll get there. He’ll help her remember. He tells her, listen to his voice, and what he’s telling her. He smiles.

Nina tells Maxie that Valentin arranged a surprise visit from her daughter. Maxie says Valentin being involved makes her nervous. Nothing is ever quite what it seems with him, and heartbreak follows.  Nina asks if the heartbreak is general or specific, and if so, how?

Nina tells Sasha she’s happy to be back together with Valentin, and she has Sasha to thank. Once Nina had Sasha in her life, everything fell into place. They’re as in love as ever. In fact, he’s asked her to marry him again. Sasha says she didn’t say yes, did she?

Carly wonders why she’d give Obrecht complimentary anything. Obrecht says, common courtesy, good business sense. She’s working in the building, and can send customers Carly’s way. Carly would prefer Obrecht not mention her business. Obrecht says, her loss. Carly tells her, congratulations on her new job. She can afford to pay for her own meal. Obrecht apologizes for her lack of manners, and gives Carly her deepest condolences on the tragic loss of her grandson. She met the child’s mother briefly, poor creature. She leaves, and Carly says, that was random. Jason asks how well Carly knows her. Carly says she has very little to do with her if she can help it. She wonders how Obrecht met Nelle.

Jordan tells Laura that they have no way of knowing how long the session will take. Laura wants to be close by if Lulu remembers it’s Franco. Jordan says they could be wrong. Laura hopes so. She hopes Lulu isn’t suffering too much, reliving that night. Jordan does too. Lulu has already been through enough. Hypnotherapy is a tool that will bring them closer to safety, especially Lulu. Laura says she can’t let the killer come back to silence Lulu. Jordan says Lulu will lead them right to prison.

Aiden loves ice skating, and Franco says he’s a natural. Aiden wants Franco to skate with him, but he had fun with Brad and Lucas. He wants a snack, and Elizabeth takes out a sandwich. Aiden runs off with it, and Franco thanks her for giving him perspective. It was the perfect antidote to being questioned at the PCPD. This is what’s important – her and the boys. Everything is going to be okay.

Not-Doc asks if Lulu heard everything he said, and she says, yes. He says, it’s easier to remember when you’re calm. Is she ready to remember the face of her attacker? She’s in the office, working. There’s a rattle at the door. She opens the door. The visitor follows her in. She goes behind her desk. She’s behind her desk, but something isn’t right. He’s scaring her, and she tries to leave. Lulu says, oh my God, he has a knife! She can see him. Not-Doc asks, who is it? Franco? In her flashback, everything is the same, but it’s Franco’s face. She says, it’s Franco. Not-Doc smiles more broadly.

Tomorrow, Anna will see Obrecht dead first, Peter says Valentin will lie, Lulu says Franco tried to kill her, and Jordan arrests Franco.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Madison pushes Jeffrey to the floor, and tells him there’s a laser pointed at him, like the kind from a gun. Jeffrey sees it on the wall, and says, its fine. Madison tells him not to go to the window, and asks who’s out there? Jeffrey says, it’s just Justin, and it’s just a laser pointer. He’s looking right at him. Madison asks if he’s sure. He is, and Madison says, this kid is nuts. He tells Jeffrey not to go out there, but Jeffrey tells Madison to let him handle it. He knows ow it goes. Madison says, it’s not fine; he’s nuts. Jeffrey asks him to go upstairs and check on his dad. He goes outside.

Jeffrey asks what Justin is doing. Justin says, watching him. Jeffrey says he’s tired of this. Justin is sorry. Jeffrey knows, and tells him, go home. Justin says he misses Jeffrey. Jeffrey says his dad is there. Justin says, and that boy? Jeffrey says Justin shouldn’t have hit him. He didn’t do anything. He says, this has to stop, and Justin says, okay; he’ll stop – if Jeffrey comes home. He knows Jeffrey wants him. Jeffrey says he wants him to leave. Justin tries to kiss Jeffrey, but Jeffrey pushes him away, saying, get off of him. Justin says, I love you, and Jeffrey says, stop it. Justin says is Jeffrey isn’t in his life, he has nothing to live for. Jeffrey says he keeps saying the same thing, and he needs to leave. Justin wonders what he’d do without Jeffrey. He’s not letting Madison have him. Jeffrey says, good to know, and goes back inside.

Madison asks if Jeffrey is okay with all this; with Justin coming over. He needs a restraining order. Madison is going first thing in the morning, and thinks Jeffrey should come. Jeffrey says, okay, and asks if he can go to bed. Madison says, he’s still out there, but Jeffrey says he doesn’t care. Madison says he should. He’s calling the police. Jeffrey says, be my guest. and Madison says Jeffrey really doesn’t care about this. Jeffrey says, nope.

Candace goes to the Iron Bone. Mitch says she’s looking for him, and sits with her. She asks if they don’t like Black people there, and Mitch says, you know how these guys are. He asks what she needs, and she says she needs a lot of money. He says he has a little bit, but she’s not asking for it from him. She has it, but can’t get to it. It’s in her mother’s bank account. She sent it to Benny, and they have a joint account. Mitch asks if she’s talking about the eight million. She asks if Benny told him, but he says he just heard. He asks what she needs from him. She says her mother took Benny to the bank, and wanted to give it back to Jim Cryer, but Benny wouldn’t sign. They need two signatures, and Benny is on the fence. She thinks Mitch can convince him not to sign. Mitch says Benny is thisclose to being taken out be two different families. He needs to do the right thing: give the money back. He asks if she has any idea how dangerous Jim is. She says, he’s not, but Mitch says, he is. She says she can handle it. He tells her Benny got stabbed by Cryer. He put someone on Benny as a warning. He needs to give the money back. She says, he can handle Benny. She’ll handle Jim. She says the money will get her out of there. She’ll give him a couple hundred if she gets it. He says he’ll believe it when he sees it. She says, good. He needs a new car. He says he drives it by choice, and she says, just help her. He asks if she wants a drink, but she says not in a place where people look at her – like that, referring to a guy wearing a weird beard who’s half-glaring, half-ogling her. Candace leaves, and another guy says, what the hell? to Mitch. Uncle Vinnie doesn’t want people like her hanging out there. Mitch says, that’s Candace Young. Grandma Rose said it’s okay. The guy says, she’s hot. He wants to hit that. Mitch calls him an idiot. She would wear his ass out. The guy brags that he’s a stallion, and says Mitch does need a new car. Mitch suggests the guy buy him one.

The grits are ready. Veronica puts on oven mitts, and takes them into the bedroom. I don’t think to eat. She walks to the bed, and sets them on the nightstand. She pulls back the covers, and says, she asked him to leave. RK jumps up, and asks what the hell is she doing? She asks if he’s hungry. She made grits. He says, grits his ass. She was about to grits his ass. She’s crazy. She says, yes, and she will still grits his ass if he doesn’t leave. He says she’s lost her mind, and grabs his clothes. She tells him, don’t worry about it. She knows he stole her jewelry. He tells her, go check her maid. She wants her jewelry back by noon tomorrow. He says he has nothing of hers. She says, man, boy, they’re all the same. He tells her, he could say the same about women. She asks if he’s still there, and he says he’s a hologram. She tells him to holo his ass out of her house, and don’t come back. He leaves in a hurry, and she gets in the bed. She says, baby boy, can’t do nothin’ for her. She needs a man.

There’s a knock at Roderick’s door. It’s Kathryn, and he tells her that her car sticks out like a sore thumb. She says she won’t be there long. He he says that’s disappointing, and she tells him, cut the bull. He’s glad she called. She says he thinks she’s a fool. He wants her money. He says that’s not all he wants. He enjoys making love to her. She says his place is underwhelming, but he says, it’s cozy. She asks if he’s making money at the hotel, and he says he is. She asks if he has a drug problem, but he says, no. He has a family back home, and sends them money. She thinks that’s sweet. She asks if the prostitution ring is shut down, and he says it is. He asks if she wants a drink, and she says, sure. She watches him pour liquor into Solo cups, and says, on second thought, she’s not that thirsty. He says it’s all he has, and she says that’s sad. He says, it’s okay, but she says, it’s not. Play his cards right, she might keep him. Set him up in a nice place. Maybe a new car. She’ll take care of him. He asks what he has to do, and she says, her. He says, let’s get on with it, and kisses her, pushing her toward the bed. She doesn’t think this is going to work. He says he knows it’s not much, and she says, it’s not anything. He asks if she wants to go back to the hotel, but she says it’s getting late. She’ll call tomorrow. He’s sorry she came all this way, and there’s nothing he can do to make her happy. She says, there is, just not in this place. She asks him to walk her to her car, and asks if he’s ever seen the backseat of a $270K car. He says, only from the outside, and she tells him, he’s in for a treat. It’s probably nicer than my house.

Wyatt tells Sarah that he needs money. She tells him to calm down, and he says he needs a fix. She says she has some pain pills. She gets them, and he practically rips them out of her hand. She tells him not to take all of them, but he already did. He wants a drink. He tells her that he knows his tolerance. She doesn’t want him to die, but he says he won’t. She tells him, calm down, and he says he’s trying. There’s a knock at the door, and he goes in the bathroom. it’s George with some gigantic cops. One comes in with him. He asks if she has the bullet, and she says she has Wyatt. She knocks on the bathroom door, and Wyatt comes out. He tells George that he wants money, and get the hell out. Sarah says, arrest him. Make him testify. George asks if she thinks this will help her. She failed with the wire, and didn’t give him anything. George tells the big cop, arrest her. She tells him to take Wyatt. George say he can’t hold Wyatt. The Malones want him dead. She says, he has cocaine in his pocket. Wyatt says he doesn’t, but pulls out a small bag. He says he could have been getting high this entire time. I die laughing. He starts putting a line on the counter, and George reminds Wyatt that he’s the DA. He says, take them both, and take the drugs. Wyatt calls Sarah a bitch on his way out. She tells George, all she needs is a day. She can get him to talk. She gets close to him, and says she’ll do anything. He pushes her back, and says she has one day. One. She thanks him. I’d get the hell out of town.

Another nameless woman tells Charles that the hospital visit was good press. She gives him some briefing sheets. The President wants a meeting moved up. Charles says, okay, and she asks if there’s a female, but he says, there isn’t. She says the new First Lady usually meets with former First Lady. He says she’ll have to get his wife out of the grave, and asks if there’s an inclusion for that. She apologizes, and he tells her not to ask again. He wants a moment. Everyone leaves, but he says, not you, Landon. It’s like being called out by the teacher, and Landon looks like a naughty child. Charles punches him, knocking him down. Charles doesn’t know what that was, but wants to get one thing clear. Don’t ever try anything like that again. Not only will he have to fire Landon, he’ll eff him up, He holds out his hand, saying, olive branch, and helps Landon up. Landon is really sorry, and Charles says, about what? He’s glad he got it off his chest. He feels better. Doesn’t Landon? Landon says he does. Charles says, that will be all, and tells Landon to straighten his tie.

Veronica’s doorbell rings. She calls for Alice, who wanders out. She asks if Alice heard the door, and Alice says she did. Veronica asks if she’s going to get it, and Alice says, no. She just came to give Veronica this. She hands Veronica an envelope, and Veronica asks if she’s resigning. Alice says, no. She’s suing Veronica for a hostile work environment. Veronica asks who she’s been talking to; it’s not hostile. Alice says she has it documented. Veronica tears the papers up, and says that’s what she thinks of Alice’s lawsuit. She tells Alice, the new maid will clean it up. Alice says, the maid always knows a lot of secrets. Veronica doesn’t give a damn. Alice says it’s the ones they think don’t have the power, who are the ones who bring them down. Veronica tells her, take her power and go to unemployment. Her blind ass can’t see how to clean anything anyway. What’s really funny is how this is coming from left field. We’ve never even seen Alice until very recently, and they’d actually made it seem like she was lazy and not doing her job.

Alice leaves, and two women walk in. One is a woman from a foster care program that Veronica wanted to help, but no surprise, she doesn’t have a name. However, she introduces the other woman as Karen. Veronica asks what brings them by, and nameless lady says Karen would be perfect for Veronica’s offer. She wanted to help a girl coming out of foster care, and she thought Karen would be a good fit. She aced high school, and is studying to be a pharmacist. Karen says Veronica has a lovely home. Veronica thanks her, and says, sorry she won’t be seeing it again. The other woman wonders if she got it wrong. She thought Veronica wanted to help. Veronica says she did want to help – a Black girl, not a white girl. She wants someone who looks like her. The woman says she didn’t say that, but Veronica thinks she should have caught the hint. The woman says they don’t see race, but Veronica says, bullsh*t. Everyone does. The woman says, sorry, and Veronica says, don’t be. Just bring back a Black girl. Someone darker than her. Now take Becky, and go. Not getting the reference, Becky Karen says her name is Karen. The woman says this will disqualify Veronica for the program, and Veronica says, then it will disqualify them from her check. Not Karen says they can use the money. Veronica says, then bring her an African American girl. Goodbye, Becky Karen Becky. They leave, and Veronica wonders, what’s wrong with people? She has things to do.

Madison looks in on David, who says he’s much better. David asks where Jeffrey is. Madison thinks still sleeping. David asks how they’re getting along, and Madison says fine. David says, just fine? What is it? Madison asks if he’s met Justin. David says he has; why? Madison thinks Jeffrey is in over his head. Justin has been very threatening, David knows, and Madison asks if he knows Justin had a laser pointed at Jeffrey’s head. David says, as in a laser-sited gun? He tells Madison to get Jeffrey. Madison is concerned he’s going to let Jeffrey know what he said, but David insists he get Jeffrey. Madison leaves, and David calls Jim. He tells Jim that he needs to get a message to Benji. Jim asks if it’s for their lady friend, but David says, no. He’ll handle her himself. It’s for the punk harassing his son.

There’s a knock on Sarah’s door. They says, delivery, but it’s Jim. He says she took Wyatt from the house. She says she didn’t know he was in the car. Jim asks, where is he? but she says she doesn’t know. Jim tells her, don’t lie. She repeats she doesn’t know. He asks if the DA has him, and she says she doesn’t know. He grabs her by the throat and backs her against the wall. He asks if the DA is holding Wyatt. She says she can’t breathe, and he says he’ll ask one more time. She says, yes, and he lets her go. He asks if she knew Wyatt was in the car. He thinks she did, but she insists she didn’t. He pushes his arm against her throat, and asks how they got to Wyatt. She says she called once he got there. Jim says, it’s a shame. She’s dead. He kisses her, and says, it’s a no win situation for her; she’s dead. He leaves, and she puts her head in her hands, and cries. Seriously. Leave. Now.

Hanna wakes Benny. She has breakfast going; his favorites. He says he had to get stabbed for her to cook something for him. He asks if she really likes this dude, and she says she does. He doesn’t. Benny says he needs to leave her alone, and Hanna says Benny needs to hush. The doorbell rings, and Benny says, if it’s him, tell him go home.

Hanna goes to the door. It’s Mitch. He asks if Benny is up. Hanna asks if Mitch’s family is still after Benny. Mitch says, no. He talked to them, and they took the money. He goes upstairs.

Mitch asks how Benny is doing. Benny says, like hell, and Mitch says he looks like hell. Benny says, screw you, and asks if Mitch’s family took the money. Mitch says, yeah, and Benny asks why they came after him like that. Mitch told him it wasn’t them. Benny asks, who was it? and Mitch says he did some poking around. Can he ask Benny about something? Does he have a little money from Cryer? Benny asks what Mitch knows about it, and Mitch says, he heard about eight million through his family ties. They heard he had it. That’s what happened. Cryer put somebody on him. It wasn’t Mitch’s family. Jim Cryer had someone stab him as a warning. He wants the money back. Hanna appears, and asks what Mitch just said. Mitch looks seriously panicked.

Next time, Hanna says she’ll take care of Jim, Jim is sick of George, Charles asks if Landon is attracted to him, and David wants Justin to understand the cost of harassing his son.

Below Deck – Reunion

This is still in cheap reunion territory – at the Clubhouse, and only one part. Andy says hello to everyone. Chandler and Caroline are absent. He asks who kept in touch. Ashton and Ross are still having a bromance. Ross’s arrest is brought up. He says it was a big misunderstanding, and Andy says, it always is. He asks if Krystal was the worst charter guest of the season. Kate says, of her life. We find out that Ross went out with Krystal, and it’s benefits without friends. He claims she’s not married.

Kate’s stew situation is discussed, and we flash back to her being thrilled with Josiah, things going south with Caroline, and the conflict with Laura. Everyone is laughing. Except Captain Lee. A viewer asks what the deck crew’s thoughts were about Caroline. Rhylee says she was distraught all day, every day. Ashton says she wasn’t coping. Andy says he spoke to her, and she said there was a pattern of stews not getting along with Kate. A viewer asks if Captain Lee thinks the complaints about Kate have merit, but he says the only ones who complain are the ones who don’t want to do their job. He has no sympathy. Laura says she felt bad for Caroline. She wasn’t there, so she doesn’t know how it went down, but doesn’t think she was treated fairly. Kate says they were nice to her at first, but they got frustrated. In a tweet, Caroline says, when Kate and Josiah blasted music outside her door, what was shown wasn’t remotely close to what happened. Kate says, Caroline has a flair for the dramatic. She’s intelligent, and is good at playing the victim. Andy plays an extended clip with unseen footage, where Kate and Josiah are talking about Caroline, loudly, outside of her room. Andy says, it’s kind of mean. Kate agrees, but says Caroline lied, and she was the bully. Kate doesn’t think she started it. Captain Lee says he was uncomfortable when he saw the show, but realized it was an ongoing thing that Caroline didn’t pull her weight. Andy asks if Kate and Josiah regret anything. Josiah says, it was in the moment, and they were angry. Kate felt like a hostage. Caroline was doing what she wanted. Ashton thinks they had to be pushed to be that nasty. Andy says they didn’t want to be mean girls, but ended up being mean girls. Josiah says Caroline lied about how horrible everyone was. A viewer points out Josiah said he was bullied when he was younger. Josiah says it made him stronger, and they liked Caroline, but she wasn’t doing her job. Another viewer asks if Captain Lee felt validated in questioning Kate. He says he could have handled it better, but he didn’t have all the information. Kate says she didn’t like at the time, but feels glad about it now, because it shows he’s fair. She wishes all three of them had all been in the wheelhouse, so there was no confusion.

A viewer asks why Laura came in hot with a superior attitude. Laura say she didn’t think she had an attitude, but recognized it after seeing the show. It wasn’t her intention, which is why she’s sad about it. She says everyone has their breaking point, but Captain Lee says he would have fired her on the spot. Kate says she was bewildered. Laura said she was a chief stew on a vessel the same size, and Laura was doing the one thing she shouldn’t be, screaming at Kate in front of the guests. It was almost amusing. Almost. Captain Lee says the worst thing was Laura asking how dare Kate go back and check her work. Laura says she was angry and in hysterics. She was backed into a corner. Kate says Laura cornered her. Laura tells her, don’t act innocent. There were things leading up to it; she had a reason she felt pushed. They weren’t nice from the beginning. Andy asks what advice Laura would give Kate. Laura says, kindness goes a long way. She thinks Kate has been doing this for so long, she doesn’t put up with stupid mistakes. She needs to try and look at it from the other person’s point-of-view. Kate says she’s as kind as she can be with the time she’s given. They both say they would work together again.

Andy says, Adrian’s behavior left a bad taste in other crew member’s mouths. We see clips of Adrian’s a-hole moments. A viewer says, since Adrian is an undercover jerk, why didn’t anyone say anything? Kate says, he’s from St. Martin, and it’s very different. Whatever that means. Are kids raised by wolves there? Josiah says Laura was telling him just be wary, and Adrian appreciates that. He feels apologetic, and says he misread the situation. He’s sorry they didn’t show other parts of his and Laura’s relationship. Ross thinks Laura should have said something earlier, but it’s close quarters on the boat. Andy says the chef is technically her boss, but it’s a unique workplace. A viewer asks why Laura didn’t deal with Adrian by going to Kate. Kate says if she’d been aware of it, she would have told him, Laura is freaked out, and to knock it off.

Next, we see the screw up that was Chandler, who didn’t even know port from starboard. I don’t either, but I don’t have to for my job. Andy asks what was the problem. Captain Lee says, he was overwhelmed. He had a lot going on, plus the cameras. He isn’t sure why, since Chandler seemed like he had the necessary tools. Ross thinks he had the skills, but lacked managing skills. Andy wonders how much filming had to do with it, and Ross says it was a big part. Rhylee says she was relieved when he was gone. He treated her poorly. She didn’t jump for joy that he was gone. She thought he’d just be demoted. Ashton says, somebody was needed, and he wasn’t surprised. Andy asks Ross if Chandler deserved to be fired. Ross says he wasn’t performing as required; there were too many mistakes. They agree he was a good guy, and Josiah thinks he just wasn’t used to it. A viewer asks what was it about Chandler that Rhylee hated. She says she didn’t hate him, but hated how he treated her from the get-go. It set her tone of behavior. She was being dismissed by the deck crew; Chandler most of all. He didn’t want to manage her. Andy asks if she thinks it’s because she’s a woman, and she says she never cried woman. She doesn’t know, but he was very quick to blame her for everything. She’s not soft spoken – they all laugh – sometimes to her detriment, but she won’t let anyone walk on her. She thinks she didn’t handle it, but Chandler couldn’t be bothered with anything with her. She didn’t care if he was her boss or not. Josiah thinks it was her strong personality. It’s rare to see a female deckhand, and there are preconceptions. Chandler wasn’t used to having a strong woman around.

Andy says, Rhylee wanted her voice heard all season. We see clips of her, mostly being loud. Andy asks if she has regrets. She says she’s reactionary, and when she’s upset, you know it. A viewer asks if Captain Lee regrets not firing Rhylee, but he says, no. He doesn’t regret keeping her, and he’s glad she made it to the end. Chandler’s method of handling the situation was being a condescending pr*ck. He says, for the most part, Ross could have been firmer and more up front. Engaging when someone is volatile isn’t wise. Rhylee says her issues with them were different. Ross was an amazing bosun and person. They were able to fix their issues. She felt it was more miscommunication, and was apologetic about being reactionary. Ross thought he couldn’t win at times. Andy gets a viewer’s text, asking how much sexual tension was there between Chandler and Rhylee. None. Were they watching? Rhylee asks if they’re effing kidding her. None at all. She was never attracted to Chandler. Andy says everyone had a problem with her, and she says every one of them, except Chandler, had a problem with her, but came to her for lovin’. She chalked it up to them drinking, and being man and woman, and wanting to hash it out sexually. Andy says hook-ups are common on boats, and it doesn’t matter if they’re your superior. Rhylee knew Ross didn’t want to be with her, and she didn’t want to just hook up.

Andy tells us, more than waves had the crew’s bunks rockin’. We take a look at the romances on board this season. Andy asks everyone’s status. Ashton and Laura are dear friends; Tyler and Rhylee, ditto, but I’m thinking, not so much. Andy says there were conflicting reports about the crow’s nest, bur Ashton says there was no sex for him this season. However, he did get together at the end. Laura seems embarrassed about it. We find out Ross tried kiss Kate, but Kate doesn’t think he knew it was her. Ross also hooked up with Hannah (Below Deck Mediterranean). He believes so anyway. WTF? How drunk was he? We see a clip of Tyler griping that it’s a turn-off for someone to worm their way into his life. Andy asks how Rhylee felt when she saw what Tyler said. She says she thought he was a d*ck when he said that. She wasn’t writing his name on her notebook. He says he felt it was his idea. Rhylee says they also feel the pressure of crew, who run them through the gauntlet of truth, asking if they liked each other. Kate says she didn’t think Tyler handled it gentlemanly. A viewer asks if Ashton thought Adrian was competition in pursuing Laura. Ashton says he and Adrian had a good relationship, and were honest with one another. Andy asks if Adrian is still in an open relationship, and he says, no, but I don’t catch if they’re no longer together or really together.

Andy asks for their biggest regret this season and what they’re doing now. Adrian regrets that he wasn’t as mindful of other’s feelings as he should have been, and is working as a private chef for a couple in New York. Tyler has no regrets. Of course not. Because he has the sensitivity of a potato. Who cares what he’s doing? Rhylee regrets how she spoke to her superiors, and has been working on several boats. Josiah regrets the way he handled Caroline’s exit, and has been traveling. Kate dittos that regret, and says she opened up a non-profit store in her hometown. Nice of Andy to speed that along, and she doesn’t even get to give us the name. Kate says she regrets how she handled her situation with Kate, and is living in Toronto, instructing yoga. Ashton regrets his accident, but he’s grateful to be alive. He’s working for a family in Atlanta, doing security, being a trainer, and managing the estate. Ross regrets trying to kiss Rhylee. He’s in Florida, probably getting black-out drunk, and Captain Lee regrets the way he handled the situation with Kate and Caroline. He’s still running boats.

Andy says the scariest moment in Below Deck history was Ashton’s accident. Andy has a surprise. It’s Brent, the camera man who saved Ashton. They hug and everybody gets teary. Brent sits. It’s the first time they’ve seen each other since the show wrapped. Ashton calls Brent his real life hero, and hopes he does Brant proud. He wants Brent to say, thank God he saved Ashton’s life. Look at what he’s doing with himself. Wow. That’s a beautiful goal. Brent says it wasn’t just him. Rhylee made the first call, and Captain Lee got the boat out of gear. Ross untied the lines. Andy says Brent was just there to shoot the show, and at some point he made the call to put his camera down. Brent says he noticed where everyone was, and saw Ashton go in the water. He joined the others to access the situation, and they went through several possibilities. He realized the solution, got Aston off the lines, and started shooting again. Ashton was under water, struggling for about twenty-five seconds. Ashton says he mentally prepare for his foot being ripped off. That was the force around his ankle. Two seconds longer, and he would have lost his foot. Brent says every time he tells the story, he gets anxious. Captain Lee says if Rhylee hadn’t said man overboard, it would have been over. He’s been in yachting for thirty-five years, and this ranks at the top of accidents. It’s never happened before, and hopefully never again. Captain Lee shakes Brent’s hand, and they bro hug. Ashton says the do a dangerous job, but get complacent. It’s a massive wake-up call. Andy says Brent prefers being behind the scenes. It wasn’t his first choice to be there, but they begged him.

He thanks everyone for the season and we’re out. Geez, not even a farewell shot. I think we can do better than this. <sniff> I’ll miss Kate and the captain.

🌇 It’s Late…

And the S on my keyboard is getting temperamental.

 

January 29, 2019 – Lulu Starts to Remember, Wyatt Hitches a Ride, Best Deck Ever, Tired & the Lion

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Lulu says, it’s right there; on the tip of her tongue. Jordan says she was working on her piece. and someone came to the door. Lulu remembers someone coming in. She sees not-Doc lurking in the doorway, and says, it was you. Ava arrives on the scene.

At Sonny’s place, Griff asks Sonny to tell him about Mike’s behavioral changes. Sonny says his mood changes are more frequent. He’s not just forgetting things; he’s disoriented and angry. Carly says Mike hit Sonny, and Griff says, unfortunately it’s not that uncommon. What the patient can control shifts day to day, and the lashing out is fighting for control. Carly says Sonny isn’t Mike’s enemy, but Griff says like small children, they attack who they love most; the relationships that are safest. Sonny wonders if it’s not doing Mike any good to be there anymore, and if it’s making life harder for Mike.

At the hospital, Curtis hears Stella say, Curtis Byron Ashford, and stops in his tracks. She says he didn’t tell her that he talked to Marcus about her. What gave him the right go behind her back?

Shiloh hopes this doesn’t change the way Kristina feels about him and the organization. She says Daisy’s confession has caused her to second guess the integrity of Dawn of Day. He says she can ask him anything she wants. He’ll repay her honesty in kind; he has nothing to hide. The only important thing is regaining her trust.

Alexis sees Julian at the hospital, and says she’s been thinking about him. He asks, what’s up? and she wonders if he talked to Kim. She’s hoping Kim is all right, and they patched things up.

Sam returns home, and Jason asks, how’d it go? He tells her Spinelli went to the hospital, and he has to stop at his place before dealing with the coffee shipment. They can get together tonight. Sam says, sorry; she can’t. They have to break up. Jason asks, why? and Sam says Kristina is in a lot more trouble than she realized.

Lulu says not-Doc was there. She saw him. He says he was just there, checking on her. Laura says he was there when Lulu woke up. Lulu says she thought… sorry. Laura thinks it’s too much, but Lulu wants to keep going. Jordan says she wasn’t alone. Does she remember who was at the door? Lulu says, mom. She remembers Laura came to get her for the launch. She cries, saying she’s sorry she didn’t go, and then this happened. Laura says it’s not her fault. She didn’t ask to be attacked. Jordan says Laura is right. She did nothing wrong. Ava says, you’d expect to be safe in your own office. Jordan says there are too many people, and asks if not-Doc isn’t still a patient. He says, technically, and tells Ava that they should go. He’s happy Lulu is awake. They leave, and Jordan tells Lulu that she’s sorry about what happened, but with her help, they’ll find the attacker. Lulu knows it’s important, and wants to remember, but there’s nothing there.

Ava asks not-Doc, what if Lulu remembers? Why leave? He says, Lulu needs rest, and she won’t get it with everyone hovering. He tells Ava, it’s not unusual to have no memory of an attack. Ava says, it’s only a matter of time. They’ll get the bastard who killed Kiki, and he’ll get what’s coming to him.

Mike tells Sonny that he was going upstairs, but Sonny tells him Griff is there. Mike says it’s good to see him, and Griff asks how he is. Mike says, good. He says he knows he’s late on rent, but he’ll have it in a couple days. Sonny says he doesn’t have to pay, but Mike says he’s good for it. He just can’t find his checkbook. Carly tells him, no rush. They know where to find him. He laughs, and says he’s just been very busy. Griff doesn’t want keep him, but Mike says he’s always happy to say hello to a friend of Sonny’s. If Griff is ever looking for a place to stay, these two are great. He goes upstairs, and Sonny says he didn’t know who they were. Griff says he handled it well. Sonny says his confidence was shaken, and he’s struggling to find a way. He wants Mike to hold on to his memories. Griff says he wants to make sure Mike has the best life he can, and Sonny says, even if it means lying. Griff says, even if Mike’s world is inaccurate, it works for him. It gives him the comfort and safety he craves. The disease moves in one direction. He’s seen personally how much this has meant to Mike. HIs mind is slipping, but he feels the love his family has for him. They thank Griff, and when he leaves, Carly holds Sonny.

Stella asks what Curtis thought he was going to learn. He ask what motivated her to contact Shondra? She says she already apologized for that. He says, and he accepted it. He loves her, and knows she thought she was doing what was best for him. She tells him, don’t act like he’s thinking about her best interest. Did he think talking about ancient history would be good for her? Curtis says he assumed there was a miscommunication. Marcus seems like a great guy. Maybe if they talk things out… She tells him to refrain from making assumptions about her life.

Jason asks Sam how it would help Kristina if they break up. Sam says, if she’s single, it will give Shiloh the opening he wants. She was at the Dawn of Day house, and Shiloh was so deeply concerned about their accusations, he opened his own personal investigation. Jason takes it Sam didn’t like what he found. She says she didn’t. He convinced Daisy to take the blame. Jason asks if she thinks Daisy is lying. Sam thinks she believes what she was saying. Daisy was desperate for Sam to think she was responsible. Jason says, too desperate, and Sam says, it was like her life depended on it.

Jordan tells Lulu that her mother left, and she went back to work. She spotted a discrepancy. Lulu says she went to the door. Jordan asks if it was open, but Lulu thinks it was locked. She remembers opening it. She starts crying, and Laura says she’s safe. Laura is there with her. A nurse comes in, and Laura tells her that Lulu is upset. The nurse suggests increasing the pain medication, but Lulu says she needs to remember; they’re stopping too soon. Laura says she’s done enough for now. Lulu says she’s sorry, but Laura tells her that he doesn’t need to apologize. Jordan is glad she’s safe. Jordan leaves on her LOUD shoes. Laura tells Lulu to rest, and know she’s safe.

Julian asks Alexis why she’s pushing him to be with Kim. She says Kim’s son is ill, and she needs him. She might go as far as to say he needs Kim too. He says he has his hands full, running Charlie’s, and she says, there’s more to life than work. Or so people tell her. Kim grounds Julian, and she’s worried about what will happen to him without her. He says, with all due respect, how his life turns out is no longer her concern.

Stella says she adores Curtis, but will thank him not to interfere in matters that don’t concern him. Now she has to meet Marcus at the MetroCourt to discuss what Curtis said to him. He says, it seems there’s air to clear. She says she’s a grown woman. If she wanted to rehash things, she would have done it already. Curtis tells her to cancel. Don’t bother to hear what Marcus has to say. She says, Marcus already made reservations, and he’s waiting. The least she can do is join him. She gets in the elevator, and Curtis smiles.

Kristina tells Shiloh that Daisy is the reason she became interested in Dawn of Day. Daisy was so open, and now she wonders if Daisy was playing her from the beginning. Shiloh understands why she feels that way, but Daisy was attempting to follow their practice of mending hurt and sewing common ground. Kristina say Daisy broke both her and Sam’s trust, and made Sam more suspicious. She admits she’s felt stronger and more positive after getting involved with the group. She doesn’t want to let go of the two positive things she’s gotten. Shiloh says, out of Daisy’s misguided actions, she uncovered truth, and shined the light on Kristina’s new viewpoint.

Jason wonders why Shiloh would call Sam out on her past using Daisy. Sam says Shiloh’s hands are clean, and he can still be the forgiving, kind mentor. Jason says, so her sister can’t see him for who he is, and Sam says, she bought his entire act. Kristina needs someone to believe in. He sees that, and takes advantage. He’s going to lead her down the wrong path, and isolate her from her family. If Sam is going to protect Kristina, she has to beat Shiloh at his own game.

Jordan gives a guard instructions about Lulu’s room. Not-Doc strolls past after eavesdropping, and Jordan apologizes for being short with him. He says he let his personal concern override his professional judgement. Objectivity is the only way they can be truly effective.

Griff meets with Laura, who called him to consult. Laura tells him that Lulu had a huge physical reaction when she tried to remember. She knows there’s probably trauma, but wants make sure there’s no brain injury. Griff says he’ll have a look. He prefers to examine her alone. He doesn’t her to want downplay the symptoms to save Laura’s feelings, and Laura can probably use the downtime herself. He leaves, and Ava sees Laura, handing her the eternally empty coffee cup. When, Lord? When will the make it seem like there’s coffee in those cups? Ava asks how Lulu is, and Laura says she’ll make a full physical recovery. She doesn’t know about the emotional trauma. Ava says, it may take time, but Lulu is strong. She’s glad Lulu was able to escape. She starts to leave, and Laura asks her to wait. She thanks Ava for checking on her daughter. Ava says she wouldn’t wish what happened on anyone’s daughter.

Carly asks what Sonny is thinking. He asks if he’s doing the right thing. Everything Griff said has come true. He wonders if he’s selfish, thinking he’s the only one who can do right by Mike. Upstairs, Mike packs. Carly says he’s not selfish. He’s a loving, good son, and he heard what Griff said. Mike knows they love him. Even when he’s past remembering anything, Mike will know how much they love him. And she hopes, despite the mistakes, misunderstandings, and years apart, that Sonny knows how much his dad loves him.

Jason asks how Sam is going to beat Shiloh, and she says, by out conning the con. He says she’s been confrontational so far. If she turns too quickly, Shiloh will suspect something. Sam says she has to let him think she’s vulnerable, and what’s more vulnerable than them breaking up?

Ava sees not-Doc packing, and asks if it’s a legitimate release, or is he busting out? He says he’s a free man, and she says, finally, some good news. He’s worried about her, thinking Lulu’s attack opened the wound about Kiki. She tells him, some days, his support is the only thing that gets her through. He says, now that Lulu is going to be okay, he thinks they should take the chance to get out of town. She says she can’t. She won’t leave without Avery, but he says he’s talking about just a vacation, not a permanent exodus.

Griff tells Laura and Jordan that he’d like to discuss his permanent assessment of Lulu. He’s found no markers indicating brain injury, but he’s ordered a CAT scan just in case. Laura says maybe they pushed too soon. Jordan asks how soon Lulu will be able to ID her attacker, but Griff can’t say. Her recall will get better as she regains strength, but a psychiatrist is better suited to address her memory loss. Laura goes back to Lulu’s room, and Jordan thanks Griff. He says he’s just as eager for Lulu to remember as everyone else. He wants Kiki’s killer found. Jordan gets a phone call. She asks if there are any updates; then says she has to call back. She sees not-Doc about to leave, and trusts he got a clean bill of health. He says he’s no longer a patient (interesting choice of words). She asks if he can join her in Lulu’s room.  Wow. She’s going to feel like a real jerk when the truth comes out.

Stella meets Marcus at the MetroCourt. She says she knows her nephew spoke to him. Marcus says Curtis was upset about how he treated her. Stella says, he had no right, but Marcus says, he had every right. Curtis loves her; he deserved to be called out. He’d decided not to interfere with Yvonne’s relationship with Mike, and was saying goodbye in a way. He lashed out at her, but it wasn’t her fault. The fault lies in the disease that took Yvonne away from him, and herself. Stella says, it’s devastating to lose someone you love, whether it’s gradual like with Yvonne, or quick… She says, any loss is painful, and he says, even if it was quick, like them?

Shiloh tells Kristina that Daisy isn’t evolved enough to be the outreach ambassador. Kristina asks him not to make her leave; she’d be crushed. He says he’s not, but he wants her to recommit to her learning. Kristina sees the bigger picture, and it makes her a perfect candidate. He can’t think of a better ambassador. She doesn’t know if she’s ready, but he says he sees her ability, and asks her to consider it.

Sam says she’ll tell Kristina that she realizes she and Jason have no future. She still cares about him, but needs time by herself to figure out who she is, and to stand on her own and figure things out. She’ll admit to Shiloh that she can’t stand on her own. He’ll offer enlightenment and guidance, which he’ll be eager to provide. Jason asks if she’s joining Dawn of Day, and she says she is. It’s the only way to find out what Kristina is getting into.

Kristina tells Shiloh, it’s a critical role, but he has faith in her. She accepts, and promises she won’t let him down. He has no doubt his trust is well-placed.

Marcus tells Stella that she never asked if he was willing to stay with her instead of taking the job. She says she knew he would have stayed. He worked hard to put himself through school; working two jobs, and still graduating at the top of his class. The opportunity in San Francisco was too good to pass up. He asks if she means positions like that are seldom offered to a Black man. Stella says, right out of school. He says she made her decision clear. She says her sister needed her. There was no way she could raise those two boys by herself. They had to break up, and she was right to do it. He’s had a wonderful life. He says he did. He and Yvonne loved each other deeply over thirty years, but it doesn’t lessen the love he felt back then for her. She was fierce, stubborn, and beautiful, and he was proud to be her man.

Carly asks Sonny if the arrangements have been made. Sonny says Mike’s room is waiting at Turning Woods. Mike comes down with a suitcase. He’s glad he caught them. He wants to thank them; they have a swell place. He appreciates them taking him in. Sonny asks if he’s going somewhere, and Mike says, it’s time to take the plunge. He’s moving in with Yvonne. He’s sorry it’s short notice, but Sonny says they knew the time would come. Carly says they’ve loved having him, and Sonny says there’s a room there any time he wants. Mike thanks them, and guesses he better be going. Yvonne is waiting, and she hates when he misses a card game. It’s also a long bus ride. Carly has an idea. Why doesn’t she give him a ride? He hates to impose, but says it beats public transport, and she’s the best looking cabbie he’s ever had. She goes to get her coat, and Mike tells Sonny, she’s a keeper. Sonny would like his gal; she’s a keeper too. He thinks he left his gloves on the bureau, and asks Sonny to watch his bag. Mike goes back upstairs, and Sonny decides to make sure his gloves aren’t in his suitcase. He opens it, and cries a little. He looks at the picture of them from the Nurses’ Ball, and puts it in the suitcase.

In Lulu’s room, not-Doc says it’s unclear what Laura is asking. Laura understands it’s important for Lulu to remember, but her first priority is Lulu’s health. She asks if remembering can be dangerous, and not-Doc says, the mind is fragile. Loss of memory can he the psyche protecting itself from experiencing trauma the patient isn’t ready to face. They could be forcing unforeseen consequences. Laura says Lulu wants to remember; she’s not fighting it. Not-Doc says they need to trust the message the brain is sensing. He tells her to be patient. Stop the questioning until Lulu has time to gather her strength. Jordan leaves to check on something, and Lulu says she can’t keep her eyes open. Not-Doc says, rest is still the best medicine, and Laura tells her to let herself heal. She thanks not-Doc, saying, despite everything that’s happened between them, she appreciates that he’s there for Lulu, and her. He says there’s nothing he wants more than to make sure Lulu is completely taken care of. It’s so clever how they word his dialogue. I love it.

Curtis arrives at the hospital, and asks Jordan, how is she? Jordan says, healing. Lulu should fully recover, but she has no memory of her attacker. Jordan doesn’t know when, or if, Lulu’s memory will return.

Kristina calls Alexis, and asks if she’s free for dinner. She promised to approach Dawn of Day with an open mind, so Kristina signed them up for a seminar tonight.

Sam calls Shiloh, leaving a message with her number. She hopes hear from him soon. Jason asks how this is going to work. Sam says he can visit Danny there, but here on out, they have to act like exes. Only in public; not in private. She just got him back, and doesn’t want lose him. He says she told him he could only visit Danny there, and she says, good thing he has a place of his own. She hasn’t seen his bedroom yet. He tells her to come over and see it for herself. She says maybe for now, they can use hers. He says, after what she just said? She tells him that they’re not officially broken up yet. He says he’s losing track, and she says she’ll keep track for both of them. She kisses him, and he picks her up, carrying her up the stairs.

Julian asks Ava if hanging around there is a good idea. She says as long as there’s a chance Lulu might remember who attacked her, she can’t go home. She knows it’s not rational, and Doc suggested they leave town for a bit. Julian says he should probably leave himself. A break would be good for her, and Port Charles is getting claustrophobic for him.

Laura tells Jordan that she’s worried about Lulu’s safety. She’s the only living witness, and could be a target. Jordan says she has cops posted at the hospital, and Laura says, as mayor, she wants as many on the street as possible. As a mother, she wants one whose sole purpose is her daughter’s safety. She asks Curtis if she can hire him to be Lulu’s bodyguard, and he doesn’t see a problem. Jordan thinks it’s a good idea. Curtis says, anyone coming for Lulu will have to go through him.

On the phone, not-Doc says he knows they’ve called several times. He’s busy. He says, Wilson? What kind of emergency?

Marcus tells Stella that their conversation is thirty-five years overdue. He hopes they have more. He’s staying in town to be close to Yvonne. Stella doesn’t see why they can’t be friends. It helps to have someone to talk to. He agrees, it does.

Carly asks Sonny where Mike is, and Sonny says he went upstairs. She says, it’s happening fast. Is Sonny sure he’s okay? He says if it makes his dad happy, he’s happy. She suggests he come with them. He might feel better seeing Mike settled in. He says she fakes it better than him, and he doesn’t want to make it worse. Mike comes downstairs. He says they’re such good people. He’d recommend this place to anyone. Sonny says it was good to have him there. They hug, and Mike says it was good to be there. They sure know how to make a guy feel at home. He hopes to see Sonny around. Sonny says he will. Mike and Carly leave. My heart cracks in half, as Sonny cries.

Tomorrow, Anna tells Robert that she’ll take a lie detector test, Drew asks to buy Kim dinner, Julian tells Willow he held up his end of the bargain, and Brad asks Lucas what’s wrong.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Landon goes to Charles’s room. He asks if Charles has tried to sleep, but Charles says he can’t. Landon asks if there’s anything he can do. Charles says he’d like to take his kids to the park without the Secret Service. He’d like to go to a restaurant, spit on the sidewalk, and ride his motorcycle. Landon says for the most part, not for the next eight years. He’s sorry. Landon says Charles is a single man; he can set up a date. Charles asks who will set it up? Howard? He laughs, and asks Landon if he’s seen the women Howard brings around. He’ll pass. Landon says, so it’s Candace? Charles pours a drink. He says she’s spellbinding. It was so good, the weekend they spent together. He felt free. They both came from nothing, and are both hustlers in their own way. Landon says Charles has standards and morals; Candace is low level. Charles says they cleaned her up. She just has to stay clean. Landon says her record is spotless. Is Charles considering seeing her again? Charles says he can’t help her. He’s just thinking about how she made him laugh. Landon says he needs to have fun. He can call Charles’s Army or college buddies. Charles says they look at him as President. Once he was no longer his mother’s son, he knew he’d lost everything. Even his mother looks at him different now. He knows why Presidents go grey in their first few years. He’s not prepared for that. Landon says he’ll be fine. Charles downs his drink, and says, tomorrow, but not tonight. He pours another drink, and one for Landon. Landon says he’s on duty, but Charles tells him, don’t act like they haven’t done this before. They toast to the Oval. I think. At first, I thought they said oatmeal.

Veronica watches a video of her and David’s wedding. They say they love each other, and they’re having lots of babies. She tells RK that David used to love her. Now he wants to hit her. He actually hit her. RK tells her, turn it off. He’s trying to sleep. She says David used to take care of her. RK turns the TV off, and she asks what’s wrong with him. He says it’s driving her crazy. She says she’s not crazy. Didn’t he see? David knocked her to the floor, and he didn’t do anything. He says he protected her. She says, Benny Young, and RK says there’s something seriously wrong with her. He thinks she should find someone, and get it checked out; somebody to talk to. She tells him that he’s disrespectful. He says he’s tired. She doesn’t like it, and wants an apology. He says, for what? and she says, saying she needs help. He says she does. He’ll apologize to himself for letting her wake him up. She tells him, get up, and keeps repeating it. She says, get out of her house, and he tells her to leave him alone. She says, get out now, and he says she’s one crazy bitch. She attacks him, saying she’s not crazy. He says he’s sorry all right. She says, okay, and gives him a peck on the mouth. He says, that’s more like it. He goes back to sleep, but I’d be afraid she was going to kill me in my sleep.

Veronica goes to the kitchen, and takes out some quick grits. She puts water in a pan, turns on the stove, and puts the water on to boil. She pours in the grits, saying she’s tired of him disrespecting her. She won’t have it. They’ve forgotten who she is; Veronica Harrington.

Charles and Landon are laughing it up. Charles thinks it’s time to call it a night. He has trouble getting to his feet, and Landon helps him. He doesn’t want the staff see him like this, but Landon is sure they’ve seen many presidents like that. He says he can’t even undo his belt. Landon helps him undress, saying he’s working out too much. Charles says he has to do something, and laughs. Landon undoes his belt. Charles wants something to take his mind off, just for a moment. Landon says maybe he can do that for him. Charles says he’d welcome anything. I say, oh, Landon, don’t, but he undoes Charles’s pants. Charles backs up, and asks what he’s doing. Landon says he’s sorry, and Charles tells him, get out. I say aw gee. I like them both, and find this sad.

Rocky asks if Candace wants anything else, and she says for him to get out of her face. He asks why she’s hostile. He said he was sorry. She says he told Oscar her plan, and Rocky says, she took care of him. She asks what he said, and he says, nothing; he’s sorry. She says she’ll beat a bitch out again. Is he saying she’s the reason Oscar jumped out the window; make it clear. He says he’s not saying that, and she asks for another drink. Landon comes down, saying he needs a double shot of tequila. Candace asks, what’s wrong? but he says, not now. He downs his drink, and she says she hasn’t seen him this disheveled since he peed his pants. He thinks he lost his job, and she asks what he did. He says he tried to go down on Charles; she’s the reason. She started saying he’s gay. Candace says, he’s not, and Landon asks, why say it? He tells Rocky to keep the shots coming. He tells Candace that she put the idea in his head. He was with Charles in his room, and they got drunk. He started helping Charles out of his clothes. She laughs, and asks what he said. Landon says Charles sobered up quicker than he thought humanly possible. He was angry as hell. She says he shouldn’t have done that, and he says she shouldn’t have said that. She says she was just trying to get under his skin. Landon asks Rocky to bill it to the room. Candace says, hers too? but he says, no. He hates her. He calls her a bitch, and she laughs.

Sarah parks in a lot, and when she gets out, Wyatt bangs from inside the trunk, saying, let him out. She opens it, and asks what he’s doing in there. He says he had to get away, and she asks why he’s in her car. He tells her it was the only way get out. She says his family is insane, and he says, tell him about it. Does she have money? She asks if he’s robbing her. He says he needs a fix, and takes her bag. She says he could help her with the DA, but he says he’s not doing anything unless she has money. She says if he helps her, they can go to her apartment and get money; she promises. She wants him to come with her and talk to her boss. Then they’ll go to her apartment.

Candace calls Mitch, who’s at his uncle’s bar. She asks how her brother is, and he says Benny is with their mom; he’s fine. She asks what happened, and he says he’s trying to find out. He’ll let her know if she tells him something. She’s with the President now? She says, no; she’s not. Mitch doesn’t know how the hell she pulled that off, and she repeats she’s not with him. She needs to talk, and asks where he is. He tells her that he’s at his uncle’s bar, and she says she’s coming by. She leaves the hotel.

Uncle Vinnie comes in, telling a guy he can’t help him; he don’t remember nothin’, and he’s got a business to run. Mitch asks what they said, and Vinnie says, they’re the Keystone Cops. Mitch asks what Vinnie told them, and Vinnie says he didn’t tell nothin’. The family refuses; they don’t talk to cops. Mitch asks if Vinnie knows about the Cryer kid, and, being a man of few words, Vinnie says he knows what he knows, and he’s going to get him. Mitch asks if he’s letting Benny go, and Vinnie says, it’s done. There’s no one after him… No one in the family. Mitch asks, who did it? and Vinnie says, the town is small. He’ll find out. He asks what’s with Mitch and this kid? and Mitch says they’ve been friends since high school. Vinnie doesn’t like it. Mitch asks who’s after Benny. Vinnie says he is, if he doesn’t get his money back. Mitch hands him the $45K, and Vinnie says, it’s got blood on it. Mitch asks if he’s never seen that before. It’s still green. Vinnie asks, where’s the interest? but Mitch says Benny can’t afford it; he has no money. Vinnie laughs, and says his friend has eight million in the bank. That’s why he got stabbed. Mitch asks what he’s talking about, and Vinnie says, Jim Cryer sent someone to stab Benny. He told then the right spot to hit. Not to kill him, but send a message. And they’re going to keep coming after him until he gives them the money. If they don’t get him, Vinnie will for the interest. Mitch asks for time, but Vinnie says his friend didn’t have the decency to bring the money himself, with eight million in the bank. He told Rose that he’d be getting the interest. That’s why she called it off. Mitch jets.

Jeffrey tells David that Madison is there. Madison says he has to change the bandages. David asks if it will make him more comfortable. Madison says, no, but it will help him heal. David tells him to do what he has to, and Madison starts peeling off the old bandages, and changing them. He asks Jeffrey to help. David says, that bitch. He doesn’t like speak ill of Jeffrey’s mother, but she did this to him, and blew Erica up. Jeffrey says, don’t get upset, but David says he’s not. He’s angry as hell, and scared of what he’s going to do. Jeffrey doesn’t blame him; she needs to be stopped. David says he’ll do it, and Madison says he can’t hear this. He’ll have to excuse himself. He asks if David needs any medication, but David wants to feel the pain. She did this to him, and he wants to feel it. He needs to feel it. Madison says, tomorrow, he’ll clean David’s wounds. He helps David to the bed. David tells Jeffrey that he loves him, and Jeffrey returns the sentiment. He says they’ll be downstairs. They leave, and David makes his way to his phone.

Jim’s phone rings. David says he’s done with that crazy bitch. One time she told him that she gave several different pieces of incriminating evidence to lawyers, in case anything happened to her. They could put them together, and it will create a picture that will put them away. Jim asks if David believes her, and David says, yes. Jim says they need find the lawyers. Veronica is smart, but not that smart. David says they have to do it quickly. He’s done. Jim says, it sounds final, and David says, it is. Jim asks what David is going to do, and David says Jim will know when he’s done. Jim says, God rest her wicked soul. David says, she was behind this; everything with Erica. Veronica and Candace set everything up. He’s getting even, and putting an end to this. Jim says, the only way to do it, is standing over her grave. He’ll be the grieving friend right beside him. David puts the phone back, and says, that bitch.

Jim calls to Leo, and asks if he’s found Wyatt. Leo says, no, and Jim calls him pathetic. He asks how Wyatt walked out, but Leo doesn’t know. Jim says, check the cameras, and Leo says his colleague is looking now. Jim tells him to grab his buddy, and get the hell out. Kathryn says, there you have it, but Jim doesn’t want hear it. If his son says one damn thing… He calls Leo back in. He asks where the other man was when Leo was guarding Wyatt’s door. Leo says he was making the rounds; walking the perimeter. Jim says, while Sarah was there? She was the diversion. Wyatt snuck out. He tells Leo to look at the footage from the camera facing the front. He bets Wyatt crawled under her car. Kathryn says, so the DA got him. The one thing he needed to bring them down. Wyatt is mad as hell, and will be singing like a bird. Jim doesn’t want hear it. He tells her, shut up, and Kathryn says, tell her again. He does, and she throws her drink in his face. She says, tell her again, and he says, bitch. Leo comes back, and tells them that Wyatt got in the trunk. Jim pushes past Leo.

Derrick cuddles Hanna, but she tells him, stop it. He says it’s hard laying this close. He can’t control it. She says, one night? and he says he’s trying. She tells him, go home if he can’t control himself. He calls her a tease. She acts ignorant, and he asks if she comes to bed in that every night. She’s wearing a lacy number with spaghetti straps, and she says, it’s just old nightgown. He says he saw old things in her bathroom when he was looking for towels. She’s got grandma muumuus, and she comes in dressed like that. She admits she wanted to look pretty. He says she is, but is that fair? She’s got him lying there, and comes in looking like that. She says, in all fairness, and puts pillows in between them. He laughs says, that’s not going to help. They laugh, and Benny comes in, saying he’s not feeling good. What in the hell…? He’s already not feeling good, and now he’s about to be sick. He tells Derrick, get up. He’d better get his ass out of bed. Derrick gets up, and Benny gets in the bed. What is he? Five? He tells Derrick to go. Hanna says she’ll walk him to the door. Benny says, he knows where it is, and what is she wearing? He tells her, put on a big-ass muumuu. Derrick says, busted. Benny tells him, don’t come back, and tells Hanna, don’t wear that no more. She says he’s a mess. A big old baby.

Derrick tells Hanna, sorry. She says she’s sorry. Benny is a knucklehead, thinking he’s protecting his mother. Derrick says Benny loves her. She knows that, and thanks him. Derrick thanks her, and she asks what she did. He says she tried. She says that brat is their way of escaping, but Derrick says, he won’t always be there. She tells him, go home. He kisses her, and says he thinks he’s staying. She pushes him toward the door, and he leaves.

Kathryn calls Roderick. She asks where he is; she wants to see him. He says he can’t. Her husband threatened him within an inch of his life. She says, that’s because Roderick has more inches, and she wants every one of them. Alrighty then. She says it’s not a polite request; it’s a demand. She wants to meet at her house, and Roderick asks if it’s the house she share with him. She says, yes, and he stammers. He’s sorry, but he likes his life. She asks if he’s really worried, and he says Jim is an intimidating man. She asks where he lives; she’ll come over. He doesn’t think that’s a good idea. It’s not a not nice place. She says she’ll be the judge. He texts her the address. Rocky asks what that was about, and Roderick says she’s coming to his house. Rocky asks if he remembers what Jim said. Roderick says, every word. Rocky asks if he’s kidding, and Roderick says he needs to hurry and clean up. Rocky says he’s asking for trouble.

Jeffrey tells Madison that he has the guest room set up. Madison asks if Jeffrey doesn’t want to sleep with him, but Jeffrey says, no. They don’t know each other that well. Madison says they knew each other well enough to make out. Jeffrey says his dad’s room is next door. It would be kinda weird. Madison says, especially since he’s noisy. Jeffrey is like, what? and Madison says he likes to let his partner know he’s having a good time.

Jeffrey asks how many partners Madison has had, but Madison isn’t ready to go down that road. He asks how many Jeffrey’s had, and Jeffrey says, two. Madison says, he’s a virgin. I guess he has a different definition of that than I do. Jeffrey says he’s fine with his two. Madison asks if the cop is one or two, and Jeffrey says, two. Madison says, it makes sense. That’s why Jeffrey is really into Justin. Jeffrey says he’s not. He’s just the one Jeffrey did the most with. Madison asks how they met, and Jeffrey says, long story. Madison says they’ve got all night, but Jeffrey isn’t telling him. Madison says, was it weird? Jeffrey has to tell him at some point.

Suddenly, there’s a red dot – a laser – on Jeffrey’s forehead. I gasp.

Next time, Charles wants talk to Landon, Mitch tells Candace that Benny needs to do the right thing, and Madison tells David that Jeffrey is in over his head.

Below Deck

When we last left, primary Krystal was in a drunken stupor on deck, and Kate wanted to get the hose.

Kate didn’t get into yachting to watch spoiled princesses sleep. She tells Josiah, get the hose out. She says Krystal has two legs; let’s go. It isn’t the preschool at the country club. Krystal doesn’t give a flying what they do, but she wraps herself up in a blanket, and stumbles to the main suite. Kate says, go live your best life. Krystal kicks Kim? Kam? – the bunch of them are like the Kardashians – out of her bed. The crew finally gets to go to bed. What an asshat.

Rhylee brings Krystal her tea in the morning, and gets reamed out for it. Krystal screams, don’t ever enter without her permission, and GTFO. Captain Lee says, anchor up. He thinks it’s been an epic season. They’ve had the highest highs, and lowest lows, and he still has the best goddam job in the world.

Adrian tells Laura that Ashton likes her butt. In his interview, Adrian says he feels comfortable with the friendship he and Laura have formed. Rooming together helped the relationship. He’s going to miss her a lot. He’s so clueless. Clearly she doesn’t feel as comfortable with him. She needs to stop hinting though, and just tell him.

Ashton tells Tyler that they missed out on the drama. Tyler says rich, spoiled clients aren’t his thing. Krystal acts like nothing happened at breakfast, saying she slept like a rock. Laura says, it’s one for the books. They’re acting like nothing happened. It’s the Twilight Zone, and it’s like they’re scared to talk about it. She takes breakfast orders. They order just about everything possible, and want it now. Laura tells Adrian, the main bitch is starving, and brings them biscuits to tide them over.

Ashton says it’s the last charter, and they don’t have much to do. They’re so well-oiled; mission accomplished. Krystal demands the slide, and wonders if they blow it up with their lungs. A collective sigh is heard from viewers everywhere. She wants the boat moved for some reason I don’t understand. Kate and Laura serve the food. They didn’t have ham, and Krystal says, it sucks, leaving her Eggs Benedict untouched. Kate brings it back. She hates thee people. She says she’ll take her own tip money to get plane tickets to get them out.

In Rhylee’s interview, she says she can still work with Tyler, but it’s awkward. The fact that nothing is going not come of this, is disappointing. Laura asks Adrian if she can have some avocado, but he says he needs them for the guess. Maybe if she asks nicely, and gives him a hug. She asks if he’s kidding, and he wonders what’s with the attitude. She says he’s being rude. She doesn’t need to hug him for an avocado.

The guests do the slide thing. Too bad Krystal can’t slide into another continent. Adrian asks Kate if they have an aquarium for the table setting. She’s never had a chef ask her about a table setting before. She says she does, and asks if he has live animals. It’s the last dinner, and Adrian wants it to be his max. He wants living things with a Tahitian vibe, and suggests hermit crabs with lights underneath. In his interview, Josiah says he’s tired, and doesn’t give a sh*t. Krystal bitches, and says she tries to live her best life. Kate and Josiah crack up.

Lunch is served. Uh-oh. It’s chicken. Surprisingly, the guests don’t complain, although they seem startled at the portion size, one of them saying they each got their own personal chicken. Adrian tells Tyler, ten minutes. He’s going to get changed, and then roll.

Laura visits Ashton, who has his leg up. In Ashton’s interview, he says their relationship has really progressed. The reality that they won’t be spending time together anymore, is sinking in. They’re running out of days, and it sucks. Tyler and Adrian go off in a small boat, and Adrian goes into the water. In his interview, he says he spent his youth snorkeling, and finding cool treasures. Kate thinks Adrian wants be the star their final night, and she appreciates it. He brings up a giant something.

Ashton says it looks like something out of Godzilla. Adrian says, it was a worthwhile trip. In his interview, Josiah asks, who wants to eat a lovely dinner while looking at a slug? Adrian is the most amazing chef and free diver, and got a slug? Kate wonders if he’s serious, and asks, why? Adrian tells the captain it had giant horns, and explains his idea. Captain Lee says, sounds disgusting. Krystal says she’s relaxed to the max. Kate tells Adrian, dinner is at eight, sharp.

Rhylee brings up the cage with the slug, and Kate is like, eww! She picks it up (wearing gloves), and it deposits something gross on her. She doesn’t like the idea at all. She understands the concept of a living tablescape. A neon jellyfish is a cool thing, but an ejaculating sea slug is something else. They decide to let it go. Adrian says he sees beauty in most things, but some people don’t. It’s disappointing. He says they’ll just go with the lights. He wishes he had another hour to prep. It’s the primary’s birthday, and there are fireworks at nine. An hour for a four-course meal is ridiculous.

The slide is put away. Everyone always hates it, and this time is no exception. Kate says the tablescape is more work than she needs, so she’s just using Rhylee’s coral collection with the lights, and calling it a night; The guests get ready for dinner. Adrian starts to plate. Laura does turndowns. Kate brings champagne to the guests. She realizes that she forgot balloons or streamers. In Kate’s interview, she says the primary is the most spoiled girl ever, and it’s her birthday, and she forgot. She tells Laura that she’s the birthday executive, and get to blowing. In her interview, Kate says she forgot the primary’s birthday, and Adrian is running late. She tells Laura, the clock is ticking. She’s not panicking, but definitely hustling. No, she’s panicking. Ross helps with the balloons. The first course comes out.

The guests toast to Krystal. She thanks them for coming, and doesn’t know what she’d do without them. In Kate’s interview, she says, it’s like in school when the rich girl has a party. You all hate her, but want that goodie bag. Ashton helps with the balloons. The next course comes out. One guest says she’s testing the durability of her Spanx. The fireworks are about to start, and Kate tells Josiah to make the table look like a birthday celebration while the guests are gone. Adrian wants sparklers for the cake. He’s creating a disco tower. In her interview, Kate says he knows the longer it takes, the more stressed she is. He’s doing it on purpose.

Josiah comes up with an idea for Adrian’s disco tower. Kate tells the guests there’s a meteor shower, and to head to the crow’s nest. The other crew members fly into the room to decorate. The fireworks go off. Kam says it’s a present to Krystal from them. They come back, and everything is birthday partied up. Krystal cries. The cake comes out, and Happy Birthday is sung. Krystal says her heart is full. Kate tells Josiah, it’s the best audition she’s seen in a long time. In Kate’s interview, she says she’s proud of the crew rallying together, and knocking it out of the park. Captain Sandy would be proud at Kate’s turn of baseball phrase. The cake is served, and red wine is knocked over. Krystal wants everyone to come to the master bedroom.

Josiah and Laura clean up. Adrian didn’t even see the decorations, saying those bitches didn’t use what he brought. He should have done everything himself. Kate tells Laura that she did an amazing job, and thanks her. Kate asks Adrian why the sudden interest in snorkeling? He gripes about them not using what he’d gotten, but it was their choice. Kate thought it would be too distracting. Adrian accuses her of being passive/aggressive, and it’s tiring. In his interview, Adrian says he doesn’t appreciate Kate attacking him. Kate doesn’t want to end on a bad note. She’s enjoyed working with him and thinks he’s talented. He stops her there, and says, end of conversation. These chefs are always so temperamental.

We hear Kam through the closed door, saying, she’s exhausted. She organized everything for Krystal; the whole effing trip, and Krystal treated her like sh*t. Sitting on deck with Laura, Ashton says, after this, any other boat will seem too normal. Laura says Adrian is pissing her off. She tells Ashton about making a charcuterie tray, and asking where’s the meat. We see a clip where Adrian answers her, saying the meat is right there, indicating… oh, you know. She says he’s vulgar, and it’s always when no one else is around. In his interview, Ashton says he cares about her, and doesn’t want someone making her feel like sh*t, but she’s a big girl. She’s tough, but if she needs help, he knows she’ll ask for it.

Adrian says he feels like a new person. Kate says she does too. In Kate’s interview, she says they had an uncomfortable argument, but everything is fine. Adrian isn’t a bad person; he’s insecure, but that’s a battle he has to fight with himself. Captain Lee says he’s pulling anchor. In his interview, he says in the beginning, the crew was scattered, and now they’re focused. Everyone knows their job, and it’s a  credit to Ross. It’s time to leave Tahiti.

Ashton tells Ross that if he finds something in New Zealand, let him know. Ross thinks he’d like it there, but jokes that Ashton better stay away from Alison. Ross is stoked. In Ross’s interview, he says it’s taken a long time to realize what Alison means to him. She puts up with his sh*t, and he’s excited to see her.

The guests praise another excellent breakfast. In his interview, Ross says pulling into the dock one last time, knowing the season’s done, is bittersweet. The beer will taste good tonight. Captain Lee says, for the last time, into their whites. The crew lines up, and there are hugs down the line. Krystal can’t stop crying. She says the trip meant a lot, and they made it great. In her interview, Kate says she’s the most obnoxious human Kate has ever met. She’s never been happier seeing someone walk away from her. Everyone is thrilled it’s over. They squeal going back in.

Captain Lee says it was the best charter crew ever. He doesn’t have a bad thing to say about any of them. Kate says this is a first; he’s never said that before. The tip is $20K – $1650 each. The captain says, well-earned. He tells them that they’re working until five, and he means working. Afterward, the owner has arranged some entertainment for them.

Everyone gets ready, and when they come out, Tahitian dudes are playing conch shells. Girls in flower crowns put leis on them. They’re given drinks, and watch some Tahitian dancers. Josiah says, Tahitian dancers, food and music. What more could they possibly want? The captain says he’s leaving, but wanted to see the entertainment. He tells them to enjoy a dinner cruise, and thanks then for a great season. In Ashton’s interview, he says this is the last time he’ll be with them, and during the season, they became the closest of friends. They eat. In her interview, Kate says she’ll miss Josiah the most, but she loved their effed up family. After dinner, they go to a club.

Kate wonders why Rhylee isn’t dancing with Tyler. Adrian says he’s at the point where he’ll dance with anything, even random objects. Tyler is down, but then he’s back up. He’s on the couch, looking wasted. He’s asleep. Rhylee says, not her problem. He’s a grown-ass man. Passing out at a club helps her get over him. There’s nothing attractive about a sloppy drunk. They send him back in a taxi.

More dancing. Laura and Ashton kiss. Tyler gets back to the boat, stumbles around, and somehow gets into his top bunk. Ashton is still kissing Laura on the ride back. At the boat, Adrian says he had a blast. Tyler is passed out. Rhylee asks where Laura and Ashton are, but Kate says she doesn’t need to ask. Ashton covers the camera in their cabin. Everyone thanks everyone for a great season.

Ross says, today is the day. They’re done. It’s time to go. Laura approaches Adrian for a chat. She tells him sometimes the jokes he made were super inappropriate. It didn’t make her feel good. There were overly sexual comments; girls working in the kitchen always have to take sh*t. In his interview, Adrian says the way he was raised, sex is not a serious thing. Laura says she was raised conservative. In his interview Adrian says it’s something that’s just another part of life. He says she never said anything, or he would have stopped. She says she’s telling him now, but he wonders why she didn’t when he was doing it. She says he’s so over the edge, and was singling her out in front of people. In Laura’s interview, she says banter is an interesting thing, but when it’s sexualized, it crosses the line. She wants him to know in the future, someone else might not be cool. He says she needed tell him if she was offended. He’s sincerely sorry. In Adrian’s interview, he says he’d never want make anyone feel like that. He thanks her for coming to him.

Ashton tells Tyler that he fell asleep in a strip club before, and Ross asks if it’s the one he worked at. In his interview, Tyler thinks yachting is cool, but doesn’t know about it long term. He’s going back to firefighting. That’s the plan for now. Rhylee says it was good to meet him; he’s a cool dude. He thinks she’s cool too. If they can connect, maybe they should knock boots for old time’s sake. In her interview, Rhylee says Tyler was an unexpected gift. Nothing more happened, but she hopes it’s not the end of a friendship. She would do the yachting thing again, but differently. She wants respect, but has to give it too. She’ll always stand up for herself, but she has to work on her delivery.

In Ross’s interview, he says it was a roller coaster with Rhylee, but he’s glad they made it, and finished on a good note. In his interview, Adrian says he learned to be more patient with himself. He’s not perfect, but has to own up to his mistakes. He’s accepted a job as a private chef with a wealthy couple. He’ll see where it goes. Namaste. Ross is sad to say goodbye, but happy to be going home to his ex and see his kid. He’s proud of the deck team. He loves yachting, and is doing it for the long run.

Laura is happy the interior ended on a good note. Kate and Josiah are now her friends, and it couldn’t have ended any better. Kate says she’d have Laura on her team any time. Ashton is makes plans to spend time with Laura. He says the bonds between people are precious, and after his near-death experience, the first thing he wanted to do was hug everyone. In those moments, you discover what’s real and important. He leaves the boat with Laura, and says, new adventures. She says, exactly.

Kate says she’s going to have separation anxiety. In his interview, Josiah says he doesn’t plan too much into the future, but can see himself as a chief stew one day. He’s going to miss Kate. They’re amazing friends, and he thinks they will be forever. He leaves, and Kate cleans up.

She goes to see Captain Lee. He says, good crew. Kate says, it’s amazing when they all get along; it’s magical. In her last interview, she says, it was a wild ride, with near deaths, firings, ups and downs. Being in Tahiti made yachting feel new for her again. It was their best season ever.

Next time, the Reunion.

⚓ An Appropriate Quote…

Below Deck is my Downton Abbey.Rebecca Romijn, Watch What Happens Live

😴 I’m So Tired That…

I saw a TV ad for a Burger King’s King Box, and thought they said kink box. Want whips and chains with that burger? Hopefully, my editing is on point. Do people even say on point anymore?

🐈 At Least Somebody Is…

 

January 24, 2019 – Sam Pays Jason Back, Chefs on Board, 90 Shutdown, King Quotes & Waking to Weekend

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sam sees Jason in the water, floating face down. She dives in

Marcus meets Curtis at Kelly’s, and asks what Curtis wants to talk to him about. Curtis says, Aunt Stella.

Mike and Stella walk into Sonny’s house. Mike says he didn’t know he liked Bingo so much. Stella thinks he likes Bingo with Yvonne. He asks if she saw the look on Yvonne’s face when she won. She has the best smile this side of the equator. He says Stella has a good one too. She asks what he’d like to do, and he says, about what? She tells him that his caretaker is on a break, and she promised Milo she’d stay with him. He wonders who Milo is, and she reminds him that he’s one of Sonny’s guards. She says they can hang out until his caretaker comes back. Mike says he has to get the last bus home. His parents will be worried sick.

Aiden, Jake, and Franco come home, laden with shopping bags. Aiden says, it was amazing, and Franco says, amazing prices. Aiden asks if they can bake something; the cupcake recipe looks good. Jake says their mom will kill them if she comes home and they’re still up. Franco says, that doesn’t sound like her, and Jake asks if he’s met her. Franco tells him to look at his brother’s face; he’s so happy. How could their mom be mad at a face like that? Jake suggests they get their bake on.

Kim tells Oscar that he has to stay in the hospital overnight for observation. He says, nothing happened, but she says he had a seizure. He tells her, it’s over, and Josslyn was more traumatized than he was. She totally stepped up. She says, it’s his turn. She knows he doesn’t want to stay, but he’s going to. Do it for Josslyn.

Carly hasn’t heard from Jason, and says he has to be fine. Josslyn says he’d better be. He saved her life.

Sam surfaces, and dives again. This time, she brings Jason up, and drags him toward the pier. He comes to, and pulls himself up, with Sam helping. I think about how cold he must be.

Stella tells Mike, it’s too late to catch the bus. She’ll call his parents, and tell them it’s best if he spends the night. Sonny and Carly have his favorite foods, and a room just for him. He says he didn’t like long bus ride anyway, and being so far from Yvonne. Stella says things must be good with them, and he says, especially since that man’s not getting in the way. She says, that man has s name; Marcus. He made an enormous sacrifice for his wife. Mike says, he gave her up? and Stella says, he did. Just like she gave Marcus up a long time ago.

Curtis tells Marcus that Aunt Stella would have his hide if she knew he reached out. He can’t stand that she’s suffering. He feels bad about how things went down at Turning Woods; she thinks she ruined the friendship. Marcus says if anyone did, it was him. She did nothing wrong.

Jake asks if can help decorate. Aiden says they’re doing flowers with the Russian piping tips Franco bought. If they do it right, it will look like a bouquet. Jake tastes the batter, and says, amazing. Franco tastes it, and says, dude, you’re a genius. He applauds, and says the chef should take a bow.

Carly tells Josslyn that Jason probably lost his phone in all the excitement. Josslyn says, it was stupid. What was she thinking, going to the catacombs, at night no less, when they’re closed off? Oscar wanted to go. Carly gets it; Josslyn wants Oscar to live life to the fullest. Sonny says she has to be careful. Josslyn says, now she put Jason in danger too. Carly says Josslyn knows what it’s like to lose a family member in an accident, and Sonny says she has to be aware, and not take risks. Carly tells her, going on an adventure is one thing; putting herself in danger is another. Josslyn says she’s really sorry, and Sonny holds her.

Sam asks if Jason is okay. He thinks so. She tells him that Spinelli accessed the records, and found out the aqueduct came out there. Jason says, it was so cold in the water. By the time he got there, he could barely move his arms. She says he popped up for a second, so she knew he was there. She guesses she owed him one.

Jason calls Carly, saying he’s fine. He found a way out. It’s all good. Carly asks if someone is with him, and he says Sam is there. He asks how Josslyn is, and Carly says, fine. Oscar has to stay the night for observation, but it didn’t seem to do him any harm. Carly asks him to promise he’s not dying; the kids are all right because of him. He promises, and she tells him, put Sam on. Sam says, he’s not dying, and Carly asks if she’s sure he’s okay. Sam says he’s a little banged up, and they’re both cold, but he’ll make it. Carly tells Sam to take care of him, and Sam says she thought she’d leave him out by the pier. Carly doesn’t really think that’s funny, and Sam says she will, even if she has to take him to the hospital. Carly wants an update later.

Carly tells Sonny and Josslyn that Jason is okay. Sonny asks, what happened? and Carly says Jason got stuck, but found a way to swim out. Sonny asks if he’s coming to the hospital, but Carly says that’s a hard no. Josslyn asks Elizabeth how Oscar is doing, and Elizabeth says, great, but he’ll be even better after a visit from her. Carly tells her, go, but they have to leave soon. Elizabeth says she’s clocking out herself. Carly and Sonny hug.

Aiden mixes colors. Jake says he’s an artist too. Franco thinks he should bring the cupcakes to school, but Jake says it’s not a good idea. Franco asks, why? and Jake says the school is getting crazy about what they bring in. The sugar will make them bounce off the walls. Franco says, Aiden made three dozen cookies for the bake sale. Bouncing off the walls is a guarantee. Aiden says, five minutes to go. Franco says they’re going to bed. They can frost the cupcakes in the morning. The boys go upstairs.

Sam tells Jason his ribs are probably bruised, and he has hypothermia. He needs to see a doctor. He says he doesn’t like hospitals, and she says, nobody does, but let them take a look. He tells her, not tonight, and she says, fine. He says she doesn’t have to watch over him, and tells her to go home and take a hot shower. She says he’s out of his mind. He’s coming home with her.

Elizabeth comes home, and asks, what smells so good? Franco says, cupcakes, and she asks if he baked. He asks if she wants the good news or bad news first, and she says, bad. He says, the bad news is the boys went to bed ten minutes ago. The good news is, Aiden had the best time baking the cupcakes, and Jake was helping. It’s a night he’ll never forget. Aiden was wildly enthusiastic, and wants to bring the cupcakes to school. Jake appears, and says they can’t let him do that.

Marcus tells Curtis, Stella did nothing wrong. He was too hard on her; she was only trying help. But he was freeing his wife up to find happiness with another man, and he lashed out. He was desperate to blame anyone for the illness. Curtis says the illness affects Marcus too, but Marcus says, that’s no excuse to blame her. She’s the best woman. Curtis doesn’t understand. Marcus and Stella are both loyal and genuine. What went wrong?

Stella sets up a card game, telling Mike that she used to play it with her fiancé. He asks if she’s getting married, but she says it was way back; they never made it. He asks if the bozo left her high and dry, but she says he was wonderful. She was afraid he’d have regrets, so she ended things and never looked back. She thought they’d reconnect, but royally screwed it up. Mike asks her to refresh his memory. Who are they talking about> She says, no one; sorry. They play cards.

Kim understands Oscar’s motivation, but it’s not okay. She says they need to discuss how this looks moving forward. Josslyn comes in, saying she wants to tell Oscar goodnight. Kim says she’ll be outside. Oscar tells Josslyn that her timing is literally perfect. He was just about to get a lecture. Josslyn says she got the same thing from her mom and Sonny, but they’re not wrong. She wants to do everything on the list, but they need to be smarter. He says she’s probably right. She says, probably? and he says, she’s right. She tells him Jason is okay, and Oscar says he’s doing better. He feels pretty good, except for one thing. She asks if he wants her to get a nurse, but he says, not unless she wants him to kiss the nurse instead.

At Sam’s house, she asks how Jason feels. He thinks he’s warming up. She gives him some brandy, and he says he’ll drink it if she takes a shower; she was in the water too. She says she was in a wetsuit. She’d rather go downstairs, and make something warm to eat. He asks what she’s making, and she says chicken tenders and broccoli with cheese sauce; microwave food. He tells her, wait. She’s still cold. She can take a shower on her own, or he can carry her into the shower. She tells him, drink the brandy, and goes to the shower. He drinks.

Elizabeth asks Jake why Aiden can’t bring the cupcakes to school. He says the kids are already teasing Aiden. It’s the last thing he needs; they’ll make fun of him. They’re setting him up to get hurt. He says Franco teaches art therapy; why doesn’t he know this stuff? Franco says, clearly, Jake has to walk them through it. Elizabeth says they thought it was better. Charlotte isn’t picking on Aiden anymore. Jake says, it started with her, but it’s way worse. Elizabeth asks, how much worse? Jake shows them a message on the laptop, and says, they’re calling him Gayden.

Marcus tells Curtis that he had a job offer in San Francisco. They were making plans, but after Curtis’s father’s funeral, she broke the engagement. She was setting him free. No discussion; no options. She was moving in with her sister, and helping out. If he’d died a year later, it would have been different. They would have been married, and figured out how to deal with it together. Curtis says, instead, he died, and Stella decided for both of them.

Carly, Josslyn, and Sonny return home. Mike calls Josslyn Mary, and asks if she want play stickball tomorrow. She asks Sonny if it’s okay, and Mike says, after school, and they’ll do their homework first. Sonny doesn’t see why not. Josslyn tells Carly that she’s exhausted, and Carly asks Mike if he’s tired. He is, and Josslyn says she’ll show him to his room. He says, thank you, Mary. They go upstairs, and Carly tells Stella that Mike has started calling Josslyn Mary. Stella asks, who’s Mary? but Sonny’s not sure. He thinks it’s some girl from the old neighborhood. Stella says that kind of confusion isn’t uncommon, but she didn’t realize it was a regular occurrence. Sonny says it’s not, but Carly says he’s been doing it more frequently. Stella says, everybody looks good, and she’ll see them soon. Carly thanks her. After she leaves, Sonny asks if Carly herd what wasn’t said. He did. It’s time, isn’t it? I tear up.

Sam and Jason clink glasses in front of the fireplace. Sam takes a bite of a grilled cheese sandwich – that looks so good – and she says, it’s delicious. No wonder Danny loves spending the night with him. Jason says he loves having Danny there. Sam asks what he’s going to tell Danny about today. He asks what she means, and she says, mommy saved daddy’s back. He says, that’s a small part of the story, but she says she rescued him. He says, yes she did. She tells him to pinch her. She can’t tell him how many times she went to bed and dreamed of a different ending the night he disappeared. She’d gone into the water to look for him, but couldn’t’ find him, and she would dream that she rescued him, pulled him out, and he was there with her. Then she’d wake up, and he wouldn’t be there. He says he’s there now, and thanks her for saving him. They kiss.

Elizabeth wonders why kids are so mean. Jake says, if Aiden brings in purple cupcakes he made, they’ll tease him more. He was so excited – Elizabeth should have seen him. If he brings the cupcakes in, it will ruin all that. Elizabeth tells Jake he’s a good big brother. He’s trying hard protect Aiden, but he can’t always fight Aiden’s battles for him. Jake asks what he should do, and Elizabeth says, be there for him; look out for him. If he’s alone on the playground, play with him. Franco says, maybe Jake is right, but Elizabeth says, if they discourage him from being proud, they’ll discourage him from being himself, and they don’t want that. Jake doesn’t either. Elizabeth tells Jake that she loves him so much. It’s sad Aiden is going through a rough time, but it will get better. They’ll love him through it. She tells Jake, go upstairs, and follows. Franco looks at the laptop, and sees the message that calls Aiden Gayden.

Kim tells Oscar, they need to chat. Oscar knows what he did was stupid beyond stupid. She understands why he did it. He has a terminal diagnosis, and has the right to live the way he wants to while he can, but that’s not the same as risking his life – or someone else’s. She tells him, think about Josslyn, and do what he thinks she would want. He gets it, and says they talked about it. They won’t pull anymore stunts. But he is going to explore, take chances, and push limits. He doesn’t want to have any regrets. Kim doesn’t want him to have regrets either. They hug.

Curtis asks Marcus why he didn’t put up a fight. Marcus says partly because he was hurt, but partly because he knew her. Curtis has known her all his life. When she makes up her mind, you can’t change it. Curtis says, especially when it comes to family. Marcus says, then he found Yvonne. It was a happy marriage. His aunt was more an unanswered question. He was grateful in a way. If Stella hadn’t left him, he never would have met Yvonne, and he wouldn’t trade his life for anything. He imagines Stella feels the same way, raising him and his brother. Curtis says, life is crazy, and Marcus says he’s glad they had Stella. She did a phenomenal job raising him. Make sure to tell her. Curtis says he could tell her himself. Marcus says, goodnight.

Sonny tells Carly when Stella was talking, he knew his dad’s best life was not there with him anymore. He doesn’t care how much money he spends or people he hires. Mike is better off at the facility with Yvonne. He’s happier there than at home. He sees Mike happy. His eyes light up, and his mind is better. Carly says he remembers more there than he does at home. Sonny says, so that’s it? He lets Mike go? Carly asks if he’s ready to do that, and Sonny says, it would be selfish to keep him there. That’s not how he wants it to end.

Jason asks if this is okay, and Sam says, perfect. They get busy, and there’s a song part.

Franco asks what Elizabeth is thinking. She asks what he’s thinking. Franco says, does she think Aiden is gay, but she doesn’t know. He asks, would it surprise her? and she says, no. It’s been something in the back of her mind, but it’s the first time she’s said it out loud. And it’s not because he’s falling in love with baking. She wonders if this is something he’ll discover about himself. Franco says, if it happens, they’ll be there every step of way.

Stella sees Curtis at Kelly’s. He says, a minute earlier, she would have run into Marcus too. She asks if they talked, and he says they did. He has a question for her, but she says, another time, please. He asks if she’s okay, and she says, fine. He tells her, be real with him. She says she just came from Mike, and she’s sensing next time he sees her, he won’t know who she is. The disease just takes. Curtis asks if he can get her some tea. She says he was on his way out, but he says, is she kidding? He always has time for her. He takes her hand.

Sonny tells Carly, it feels so final; like admitting defeat. Carly says, no. It’s just the opposite. He knew before this started that his father wouldn’t have wanted any of them to see him fade away. He had so much dignity. Sonny says, out of the love he has for the father he remembers… he has to let him go. At this point, I grab a tissue. He says, but he’ll need her help, because saying it is one thing, and living through it scares the hell out of him. She says she’s there with him, beside him, wherever he needs her to be. She’s not going anywhere. She hugs him, and we see a picture of Sonny and Mike with the Luke’s sign behind them from the Nurses’ Ball.

Sam and Jason bask in the afterglow. He says he loves her, and he’s missed her. Sam loves him, and missed him too.

Tomorrow, Laura tells Lulu to wake up, Robert makes an appearance, and Ava asks not-Doc if he can see anything.

🔪 Captain Lee and Captain Sandy weren’t so much drivers as guests on tonight’s Top Chef. The captains greeted the chefs, who were split into teams, and showed them their respective galleys – which were family-style, and way too small, but still bigger than my kitchen. Captain Lee put a new spin on his usual, let’s get your/the party started, and told the contestants, get your stuff, get on board, and get after it. The teams threw houseboat parties on Lake Cumberland, with Emeril Lagasse being the guest judge. Brian’s pork fell apart (not a euphemism), which caused him to gripe that he didn’t get much sleep the night before, and basically blame the others for not having his back. I’m not sure what he wanted them to do. Hold it together with toothpicks? I didn’t mind seeing him pack his knives and go. He was proud of the way he competed, which is a nice way to go out, but he got more annoying as the season went on, and was starting to remind me of Colt on 90 Day Fiancé. Next time, the chefs go to Nashville.

💍 Now It’s Personal…

The shutdown didn’t affect me – until now.

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💬 Continuing the Vibe…

Wisdom from Martin Luther King Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

😴 And So To Bed…

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January 23, 2019 – Maxie Visits Nathan with News, NJ Goes to Cabo, Teresa Competes, All Decks on Chef & Bad Day

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I knew my on-time streak was too good to be true. I missed the beginning.

At Nathan’s grave, Maxie reads Yankee news to Nathan. She says, it must be hard, watching the Red Sox beat the Yankees. She’s sorry she didn’t break the news sooner. She probably shouldn’t do it today, their anniversary, but some secrets just don’t keep.

Charlotte asks Valentin if mommy is still mad about Aiden. Valentin says, not in the slightest. Charlotte says mommy told her it’s important to stick to the schedule, and Valentin says, unfortunately, the schedule had to be rearranged. Mommy’s been hurt.

Jordan tells Laura that detectives are coming the MetroCourt and surrounding area, and talking to guests and employees. They’ve gathered all the security footage, and they have several pieces of evidence. She asks how she should handle the press, and Laura asks if they’re pressuring her. Jordan says, not yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Laura tells her to stick to saying there’s an active investigation going on. In the meantime, she’ll craft an appropriate statement. She asks what the police know about this guy.

Anna tells Finn that she and Doc have some mutual friends, and he’s helped her a couple of times over the years. Finn asks if she ever worked directly with him, and she says she saw him a couple of times as a patient, but he referred her to Andre. She tells Finn the WSB is large; he could have been contracted for research on an operation. She asks if he thinks what Doc has is connected to her virus, and Finn says the results will be there any minute. If it is the same virus, it’s one more piece of the puzzle.

Ava tells not-Doc that he was talking in his sleep about Lulu. It’s understandable, given what happened. Not-Doc says, she’s gone? Poor Laura. Ava says, she’s alive, and still in surgery. He says, so she still may succumb, but Ava says, she still has a fighting chance; not like Kiki. She hopes Lulu makes it, so the bastard who did this won’t claim another victim.

Sam calls to Jason. She can’t see him. We hear sirens. She looks around for something she can use, and finds a roll of cable. A fireman arrives, and says they got word a man is trapped in the cellar. Sam says they have to get him out. She can’t hear him. Underground, Jason looks around with a flashlight. He calls to Sam, and asks if anyone can hear him. There’s no answer, and he says, okay. Somebody built this place so there’s got to be a way out. He sees a grate.

Maxie tells Nathan, James growing up fast. He’s strong and independent, like him. She’s learning a lot from him. How to stand on her own two feet again, and let new people in her life. There’s something else she needs to tell him. She’s getting closer to his brother. He came to town in a bad way, and made terrible decisions, but in spite of that, he’s a really good person. The thing is, she wouldn’t mind getting to know him better, but she keeps coming up with reasons not to let him in her life. She knows Nathan would want her to move on and be happy, but how can she do that? The only reason she was able to go on was James, and she’s scared to let someone in; to care again. She asks him to give her a sign. She adds, if he could get someone up there to create a waterproof mascara… Peter is behind her. He says he can’t help with the makeup, but will this do? He hands her his hanky.

Nina tells Charlotte that mommy is in the hospital, but has the best doctors. Charlotte wants to see her, but Valentin says she can’t right now. Mommy needs to rest, and have no distractions. Charlotte says she’s not a distraction. Mommy says she’s her luck charm, and she needs to see her. She begs, saying mommy needs her.

Jordan tells Laura that they couldn’t extract any tissue from under Lulu’s nails, but Laura knows she would fight back. Jordan says they have the knife, and they’re checking for prints. They also have a partial shoe print they believe belonged to the assailant. It appears to be a man’s shoe, but there’s nothing unique about it. Something stood out in the position though. Lulu left a blood trail, and the shoe print isn’t angled as it should be. It’s possible the killer got distracted, not realizing Lulu was still alive. Maybe she defended herself, wounded him, and got away. They’ve notified the ER to be on the lookout for someone who’s injured. So far there’s nothing.

Not-Doc asks Ava, what’s taking the doctors so long? What are they looking for?  Anna and Finn come in, and Ava asks what they’re doing there. Not-Doc asks who she’s talking to. Finn says it’s him and Anna. Not-Doc says he’s an infectious disease specialist, and Anna is a WSB agent. Anna says she had a temporary loss of vision that turned out to be from a viral infection. Ava says, she got her sight back? Which is kind of a stupid question, since obviously Anna can see. Anna says, yes, and she asks if they think it’s the same virus. Finn says they’ll know when they get the lab results back. They need to ask him a few questions. Anna asks if he’s ever worked for the WSB or the DVX.

Sam tells the fireman that she tried to give Jason her hand, but he wouldn’t take it. The fireman says he might have dragged her down too. She says she used her phone light, but couldn’t see him. The hole is too deep.

Jason looks through the grate. Water is pouring in. He pulls at the grate but it’s not budging.

Sam paces up above. The fireman says, sorry for the delay. There was a break in the floor; the planks are rotted. It looks like he fell though. He tells Sam the area is too deep to access. They’ll have to use special equipment, which they’re coordinating. The best case would be five or six hours. There’s a network of tunnels, some dating back to the 1800s. They have to do a detailed search. Sam thanks him. She steps away, and calls Spinelli. He asks if something is wrong, and she says she needs help. She wants him to look into the Port Charles engineering records, or the records from the water department. He asks what he’s looking for, and she says, the tunnels under Port Charles.

Maxie says this isn’t the first time, and asks how Peter manages to have an ample supply of hankies. He says he’s not keeping tabs, and asks why she’s out alone with everything going on. She says she’s safe with Nathan, and asks him why he’s out. He says he comes there from time to time, to talk to his brother. Maxie says she does too. She asks Peter if Nathan ever talks back, and he says, not yet. How about to her? She says, all the time. In the wind, a sudden ray of sunshine. She mostly hears his voice in her head. She knows Nathan so well; she knows what he’d say and how he’d say it. She told him about the Yankees. Peter says, tough. She says just when she thinks she’s through the worst of the grief, it knocks her flat, like a tidal wave. She guesses it never ends. He says, probably not, but in time, it will be less like the ocean, and something she can wade back into, like a tide. She asks, when? and he says, whenever Nathan tells her it’s okay to let it go.

Charlotte says mommy will feel better if she sees her. Valentin needs her take to the hospital. He tells her he will, but she has to be brave, and do what the doctors say. Charlotte asks if she can get mommy a scone, and Valentin tells her to pick some out. When she leaves the table, Nina says she understands why, but does he think it’s wise? Seeing Lulu hooked up to machines could be traumatic. Valentin is doesn’t think it’s of concern unless it’s to say goodbye. Nina says she likes Lulu; she respects her. Tell Lulu she’s praying for her. She’s not coming because she’d just be in the way. She wants Charlotte to focus on her mother. Charlotte comes back with a bag of scones, and Nina explains that she’s going to let Charlotte spend time with mommy. She’ll be waiting at home. Charlotte is glad she moved back. It makes everything better.

Not-Doc says he wasn’t a spy. Why the interrogation? Finn says, it’s hardly an interrogation. Anna says they want answers, and thinks he would too. Wouldn’t he want to know where and when he picked it up? He says he can’t recall coming into contact with any agent except her. He’s a simple psychiatrist. She asks if he ever met Arthur Cabot, and he says he’s afraid not. He tells them he’s feeling dizzy. Finn checks his eyes, and says, prior to the onset, he experienced an acute headache. Does he remember what he was doing? Not-Doc flashes back to attacking Lulu. He says, nothing out of the ordinary. Finn asks if he came in contact with any foreign substances; maybe an object. Not-Doc flashes back to holding Lulu’s driver’s license, and says, nothing he can think of. We see his coat on a chair.

Sonny says, no one should jump to conclusions, but does it look like the same person who killed Kiki and Mary Pat? Jordan says it does, and he asks if they have proof. She says, there are certain indicators, but it’s privileged information, and she can’t talks in front of Sonny. He makes himself scarce, and Laura asks what she has.

Not-Doc says the dizziness is better, but he’s getting tired. Ava says he’s too polite. It’s been quite stressful. Finn says he’ll see about the lab work, and have a nurse check not-Doc’s vitals. Not-Doc says he’d rather get some rest. Ava can keep an eye on him. Finn says he’ll be back with the results. He and Anna leave, and Ava asks what that was all about. Not-Doc says he has no idea. He asks if she’ll get him some herbal tea; it might help him relax. He asks where his coat is, and she says, on the chair. He wonders if she’d mind getting information about Lulu. As soon as she leaves, he gets up.

Jordan says the wounds are almost identical. The killer was aiming for the heart with surgical precision. He’s someone familiar with human anatomy. Laura asks if there’s anything else, and Jordan says, Lulu’s driver’s license was missing.

Doc gets up, and stumbles. He crawls to the chair, and feels around until he finds his coat. He gets Lulu’s driver’s license out of the pocket, but drops it.

Sonny asks Laura if she’s okay. Laura says she’s been briefed. It was the serial killer who attacked Lulu. Jordan says she’ll call when she knows more. Laura tells Jordan that she needs Lulu’s cell phone to see if she can contact Dante. Jordan says she can’t return it yet. Sonny says they need to check the calls, and asks if all the communication is accounted for. Jordan says, all but one. Whoever she spoke to before the attack.

Anna tells Finn that she doesn’t think she and Doc have barely spoken in the last ten years, let alone the last ten months. How is it possible he contracted the same thing she had within days? Finn says it’s another piece of the puzzle. He sees the lab results are in. Anna goes to Laura, and hugs her. She asks if there’s anything she can do to help the investigation. Sonny asks if she happens to know where her son is?

Maxie tells Peter, everyone says let go, move on, but no one tells you how to do it. He says, it doesn’t mean erasing Nathan’s memory. She says, no; just betraying it. He says it’s not a betrayal to be happy. In a sense, it would honor him. He loved selflessly, and would want her to find happiness; whatever that means to her. She cries, and he says he’d give her a hanky, but she already has it. He asks what Nathan is saying now, but she says, nothing. She can’t hear him. Nina shows up, saying she’s been trying to get ahold of Maxie, but then remembered the date, and thought she might be there. Maxie asks what’s wrong, and Nina says, Lulu was attacked.

Not-Doc feels around on the floor, panicking. He finally finds Lulu’s license under the bed. Ava walks in, and asks, what happened? Is he all right?

The grate hangs open. Sam tells Spinelli that the firefighter said the floor is broken. Jason fell through. Spinelli tells her all the floors are eight feet above surface level, and she tells him they said it was too deep to access. He says the distillery is located over the old water system, and leads to the harbor, but the documents he’s looking at are from 1910. He believes it lets out near Pier 55.

Alone at Nathan’s grave, Nina says Maxie already told him the Yankees lost. Next year. There’s  good news too. James is amazing; he’s the light of her life, and so much like Nathan. Maxie is incredible with him. His mom is back in town. They’re fighting, but she dotes on James. A lot is happening that’s confusing in her life. She misses him. She leaves a couple of quarters on the headstone, in case someone needs it. She says Maxie misses him too. She’s thinks Maxie is moving on, but Nina doesn’t hold it against her. She knows Nathan never would.

Jordan tells Anna that Lulu was attacked in her office, and Peter was the last person who called. She’d like to question him. Anna asks if she thinks he had something to do with it, but Jordan says she doesn’t know until she questions him. Anna says, he had nothing to do with this. Sonny says he kept Jason prisoner for five years, chased after him from Russia, and he kept Jason’s identity hidden. Jordan says the sooner he comes in, the sooner they can exonerate him. Anna says, he’s far from perfect, but he’s not a serial killer. Jordan says the sooner they can eliminate him as a suspect, the better.

Laura sees Valentin come into the hospital with Charlotte. She asks why Charlotte is out so late. Valentin says he assumed Lulu isn’t allowed visitors, but Charlotte insisted. Laura tells Charlotte that her mommy is with the doctors, and can’t see her right now. Charlotte says they’ll wait until they can, but Laura says, it might go on a long time. It’s best for her to go home with her dad. Charlotte says mommy needs see her, so she can tell her it’s okay. Laura says, it’s going to be okay. She knows because Charlotte’s mommy was in the hospital when she was a tiny baby. She was very sick, and got better against all the odds. That’s how Laura knew she was a fighter, and won’t let anyone or anything beat her. Charlotte bets she learned it from Laura, but Laura thinks she learned it from Lulu. And when she’s better, Charlotte will learn it too.

Maxie and Peter run into the hospital. Anna tells Peter that Jordan is looking for him. He says he saw messages, but just wanted to get them there. What is it about? Jordan asks him to come to the station to answer questions, but he says he’s not going anywhere until he knows Lulu is all right. Jordan says she needs an account of their phone conversation, and his whereabouts for the last four hours.

Not-Doc tells Ava that he wanted to turn on the TV, and couldn’t find the remote. Ava was going to see about Lulu, but doesn’t don’t want leave him alone. He says he’s just clumsy. Ava wants to support him the way he did her. He says no one has cared like her. There are a few well-intentioned people, but he doesn’t feel about them the way he does about her. He tells her, don’t forget that – whatever may come. She kisses him. Finn walks in, saying he’s sorry to interrupt. He has the lab results, and some answers.

Valentin and Charlotte start to leave, and Charlotte runs back, giving Laura the scones. Laura promises to give them to Lulu as soon as she sees her. Valentin thanks her. Laura sits, taking a deep breath. Sonny asks how she’s holding up. She says, it’s been a long night, and wonders why the doctors won’t tell her anything.

Peter tells Jordan that he went to Lucy’s book party, and went for a walk. Unfortunately, there’s no one to corroborate that. She says he made a phone call to Lulu. He says it was about her story angle; he wasn’t going to run it. She wanted to publish privileged information. Jordan asks how she reacted, and he says, she wasn’t happy. Jordan asks if she argued, and he says, she tried, but he shut it down; one of the perks of being a publisher. Jordan wonders if he wanted to make it clear what happens when he doesn’t get his way. Really? They think it might be Peter? Come on.

Finn tells not-Doc that his blindness can be fixed by surgery. Not-Doc asks if he knows what caused it, and he says the same virus Anna had.

Dr. Lacey tells Laura that Lulu is in recovery. The wound was severe, but clean, and they were able to repair the damage. Barring any complications, she’ll make a full recovery. Laura thanks him, and hugs Sonny.

Finn tells not-Doc that Monica knew of his concern. Lulu is out of the OR, and expected to make a full recovery. He says, wonderful news, but his face is too funny. His face is saying, omg, I’m screwed.

Sam goes to the pier. She sees Jason in the water, and dives in.

Tomorrow, Oscar wants no regrets, Curtis talks to Marcus, and Sonny is baffled that they’re letting someone go.

✈ On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa wanted to approach her mother about the extra sister that was somewhere out there, according to a medium. She, and the two sisters she knows for sure she has, took their mom out to dinner. Melissa told her the medium said she didn’t have two sisters; she has three. Her mother was pretty blasé about it, and it wasn’t the booze they’d plied her with. She really didn’t seem to care all that much, although she joked that she’d welcome the new sister, but go after her whore of a mother. Marge had a focus group of kids help her with designing the new hospital robes for children, and planned her gala to raise funds for the same.

Former Mr. New Jersey, Frank, continued to help Teresa getting ready for her competition. Teresa wondered if living with Frank wasn’t holding Delores back from a love life. Gee, ya think? She couldn’t believe how much time and effort had been put into the competition, thinking it was crazy for two minutes on stage. Frank Jr. also competed in the Junior Men’s division. Teresa looked fabulous, and got third place. Delores said she felt like a parent to both of them. Teresa said the experience changed her. For the first time, she did something completely for herself. She decided she liked the lifestyle of clean eating and working out, and wanted to keep it going. This didn’t stop her from indulging in tequila on the girls’ trip, since afterwards, it was fun in the sun in Cabo. That’s one thing Danielle has going for her. The face she makes when she even hears the word tequila is exactly how I feel when I hear it.

The ladies chipped in for a $2K necklace that Marge gave Teresa at their first dinner in Mexico. It’s was beautiful, a gold bar (love bar jewelry!) with the word strong in diamonds. Jennifer made a weird stink about it at dinner because her brother is a jeweler and they didn’t use him. I have the feeling that one shouldn’t drink. The second she gets a cocktail in her, she exhibits bizarre behavior. She called Marge ugly, and when Marge said she had bad manners, Jennifer said she did and owned it. Marge gave it back, and Jennifer lost her appetite. Danielle and Teresa followed her out, with Danielle backing her up all the way for being nasty to Marge. Admittedly, what Marge said was pretty immature – that Jennifer’s lip liner made her mouth look like a monkey’s a-hole – but, Jennifer did start it. (I know you are, but what am I?) Again, keep her away from the booze. She gets way out of line, even though she claimed to be on point like nobody’s business. I don’t even know what that means. BTW, Jennifer’s little girl, Olivia – the same one that screeched at her on FaceTime when she was away for a weekend – wailed at her in person this time, demanding Jennifer not leave the family. My Lord, that kid is cruising for some sort of attachment disorder. Next time, more Mexico, a camel ride, and a drink is thrown. Best quote tonight: There’s no rest for the Marge.

🏆 A Fit Theresa Is a Happy Teresa…

But what does Juicy Joe think?

https://people.com/tv/how-joe-giudice-reacted-teresa-giudice-bodybuilding-competition/

🔪 Don’t forget, Thursday night (January 24th), Top Chef merges a bit with Below Deck when houseboat parties are helmed by Captain Lee and Captain Sandy.

😐 This About Sums It Up…