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December 10, 2019 – Andre Is Attacked, The OC Leaves Miami, Shriner Birthday, Kim’s Goodbye, Griff’s Hello, NeNe’s Shade, NeNe Shaded, Annoying Jennifer, Brandi Gets Lit, Feuds & Wrap This

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

So here’s what happened, I’m guessing just on the east coast. When I turned on GH, it was breaking news, but actually relevant to my area – a shooting in Jersey City. Okay. I get them breaking in for that, especially since it was ongoing and they hadn’t apprehended or killed the suspects at that point in time. Nevertheless, because it’s my job – albeit a volunteer one that I created for myself – I went on the hunt. Here you go.

Scotty asks Elizabeth if Andre said how long it’s going to take, but she says, no. He wonders if they’re just going to sit around, staring at the clock, and asks Cameron how long it took Shiloh and Cabot to scramble Franco’s brain. Cameron says he guesses he was too scared to notice.

Andre tells Franco/Drew that he’s an incredibly brave man. If this works, it’s the last time he’ll know himself. Andre will do his best to make sure the sacrifice isn’t in vain. The program is almost ready.

Peter runs into the hospital. Laura says she needs a word with him, and he asks if it can wait. She says it can’t. It’s city business, and it’s urgent.

At the MetroCourt, Anna hugs Griff. She’s glad to see him, but sorry for the circumstances. She knows he and Lucas were friends. They sit, and she asks how he is. He says, glad to have her back in town. She says she was gone too long, and he says he bets Finn is thrilled. She says Finn had a bit of a surprise for her. It turns out he has a daughter with Hayden. He says, what?! and she says she reacted that way too. He just found out about her; her name’s Violet. He asks how Finn is taking it, and she says, it’s hard being thrust into the role of a father. Griff says he remembers, and she says, that’s right. The same thing happened to him with Charlotte.

Nina holds out her hand to Ava, and asks if Ava will take down the Cassadine boys with her. Ava says, no thanks. She has zero interest in partnering with Nina. Nina asks, why not? and Ava says Nina visited her at Shadybrook because she wanted to get her hands on the portrait. She’s no better than Valentin or Nikolas. Nina says she’s wrong. She’s on Ava’s side, and wants Ava on hers.

Valentin continues to ring Jax’s doorbell, and Jax tells Nikolas to get out of there. He invites Valentin in, and ask what he wants. Valentin says, closure. Things got heated between them at the MetroCourt. Jax admits he wasn’t very gentlemanly, but thinks he got his message across. Valentin says, partly, but if Jax is trying to take his inheritance, he’ll fight back hard. Or they can pool their resources, and they both win.

Nina says when she saw Ava at Shadybrook, Ava was shattered. It broke her heart. Ava asks what she expected after Nikolas said those cruel things to her. Kiki is in hell because of her. Nina asks if Ava wants to let him get away with that, and Ava says, of course (🍷) not. Nina says Nikolas preyed on her vulnerabilities; let’s make him pay. Ava asks why she should trust Nina. How does she know Nina isn’t Valentin’s emissary, and going to prey on her vulnerable state? Nina says she has no interest in helping Valentin. Ava says Nina is in love with Valentin. She probably sprinted home to tell him about the ring, and how Nikolas is alive and well. Nina says Valentin has no idea that the man who broke into Ava’s gallery is Nikolas. Ava tells her to warn him, so he can swoon over her more than he already does. Nina says Ava is right. Valentin loves her and would do anything for her; even fabricate a daughter that didn’t exist. He was behind Sasha’s lies and orchestrated the whole thing. She’s known for months, and it’s her chance to turn the tables.

Valentin tells Jax, the more they fight each other, the more they stand to lose. They’d be better off joining forces to find Helena’s portrait. Isn’t it what they both want? Jax says, so Valentin wants a truce and a collaborator, and Valentin says he does. Jax laughs and says, that’s never going to happen. Valentin says he knows Jax had someone break into Ava’s gallery. Jax feigns ignorance, and Valentin sees the garbage bags full of Nikolas’s clothes. He asks if Jax has a new roommate, and Jax says his daughter is coming to stay with him. Valentin says, daughters are the best; he has one of those. He compliments Jax on his home, and asks if Jax minds if he looks at the sunset. Nina has been raving about the view. Valentin goes out on the terrace, and Jax follows, saying, he’s surprised Nina noticed. She was pretty upset after that debacle of a wedding. Valentin says they’re fixing that soon, and Jax asks if Valentin thinks he’ll make it through the ceremony this time.

Griff tells Anna not to worry. The Charlotte thing isn’t a trigger for him anymore, but he can still remember the feeling of surprise fatherhood; how full you feel in your heart. He asks how Finn is handling it, and Anna says, it’s day by day, but they’re starting a lovely connection. He says, speaking of which, have she and Peter grown closer? She says they’re getting there. He and Maxie came for Thanksgiving. They’re together. Griff says a lot has changed since he left. She says especially Peter, but she thinks he still struggles with being Faison’s son. As much as she tells him that he’s not his father, he can’t allow himself to be happy. She asks how Griff is getting on, and he says work keeps him busy. He still has his faith. The other parts will fall into place when the time is right. Maxie asks if she’s interrupting, and Anna says, of course (🍷) not. Maxie thanks Griff for coming for Lucas. He says he wishes he could have done more in the short time he’s there; he’s leaving Port Charles tonight.

Elizabeth tells Scotty, the last time Franco did the memory transfer, it seemed like forever before he opened his eyes, and when he did, he had no idea who she was. He called her ma’am. Scotty says, that must have been brutal, and she says, this whole ordeal has been brutal. The good news is, it’s about to end. Cameron understands she’s trying to be hopeful for Franco, but he also knows she’s scared. Scotty says they’re all scared. Elizabeth thinks it’s possible to be both at the same time.

Peter tells Laura that he doesn’t have time. He’s there on important Invader business. She says, it’s about The Invader. She sent him an email, and he never replied. He asks, what’s going on? and she says, prisoner overcrowding at Pentenville. They’re considering early release of several prisoners. Her constituents are worried, and there’s been no coverage in The Invader. She expected better from him.

Andre tells Franco, the procedure is mostly out of his hands, but he’s going to work like hell to make sure he comes back as he really is. Suspicious dude comes in, and points a gun at Andre.

Ava says she thought the Valentin/Nina love story was one for the ages, but Nina says, not all love stories end in hearts and flowers. She’s hoping Ava keeps the information she’s giving her between them. Ava asks why should she? and Nina says she’s putting a lot on the line trying to prove herself to Ava. Ava says she wouldn’t worry. Even if she told Valentin, he wouldn’t believe her. Nina says if Ava gives Valentin even a little reason to distrust her, he’ll figure out her plan. Ava asks, who else knows?and Nina says, Jax. Ava says, and he wants the portrait. If Nina wants her help, she’ll have to enlighten Ava. Why do Jax, Valentin, and Nikolas want the portrait? And is Laura next? Maybe she’s just pretending to be Ava’s friend; Nikolas is her son. Nina is sure Laura doesn’t know Nikolas is alive, and if she’s looking for the portrait, it’s for Spencer’s sake. Ava asks why Nina is looking for the portrait.

Jax asks if Valentin is surprised he was invited to the wedding, and Valentin says, no. He’s Nina’s boss, and was invited to the first one. Why wouldn’t he be invited to the second one? Jax says he’s looking forward to it. Almost as much as he’s looking forward to Valentin getting to the point of why he’s there. Valentin says, Spencer. He’s in the dark, right? He’s unaware of the whole mad dash for Helena’s portrait and the codicil. He’s just living the life of the American teenager abroad. Jax says, lucky him, and Valentin wonders how Jax got dragged in. Why is he so desperate to get his hands on Helena’s portrait?  If it’s not for Spencer’s sake, then whose?

Maxie tells Griff, that’s so soon. Anna asks Maxie if she and Griff can finish their conversation, and Maxie asks Griff to check in with her before he goes, leaving them to talk. Anna says she was hoping Griff would have a chance to meet Violet, but he says he’s sorry. The losses in Port Charles are still too fresh. She understands, and he hopes he can at least take her to dinner tonight. She says she’ll have to cancel her phlebotomy, and he says her health is more important. He promises to do better at staying in touch. She says getting emails from him is the highlight of her day. He’s doing such great work; for others, and for himself. Duke would be proud of Griff. She is. She tells him keep it up, and he tells her to take care of herself. They exchange I love yous and hug. Anna tells him not to be a stranger.

When Anna leaves, Maxie asks Griff if everything is okay with her, but Griff says they were just catching up. She says she wouldn’t mind some catching up herself, and he says he’d like that. He asks if she and Peter are official, and she says, that’s one way to put it. As of today, they’re officially living in sin.

Peter gives Laura his full assurance that the overcrowding issue will get full coverage in The Invader. She says she’s meeting with community groups and prison officials tonight and tomorrow. He tells her to email the details to him, and text him with updates. He gets in the elevator, and she tells him to at least get it in tomorrow’s website.

Elizabeth reminds Cameron of his playoff game against Sawyer. Their team was down by five goals. She asks if he was scared he was going to lose, and he says, for a while, it looked really bad, but they got more intense and focused, and in the end, they won. She says because they banded together, and turned the game around. She says that’s what they’re doing there. She has faith that between their hope, and Andre’s talents, this procedure will work. Cameron says, what about Scotty? He’s a lawyer. He sees things the way they are, not the way he wants them to be. What does he think is going to happen to Franco once he gets in the operating room?

Andre struggles with suspicious dude, who is now a gunman. The gunman drops his gun, and Andre jumps on him. Andre lands some good punches, and they continue to struggle as the procedure keeps going.

Jax asks if Valentin doesn’t think he has his own reason to want him to fall, and Valentin says, sure, but he also knows Jax isn’t acting alone. Who’s in Jax’s corner? Valentin thinks it’s Laura, acting on Spencer’s behalf. Jax asks if Valentin’s fishing expedition is going to take much longer, and Valentin says whatever they’re paying, he can top it. Jax says, it’s not about the money, and Valentin asks if there’s anything he can do to make peace between them. Jax says, no, and Valentin says he can only assume Jax is moving him out of the way so he can have Nina all to himself.

Nina tells Ava that she’s not interested in that Godforsaken portrait. They’re after the codicil that Helena hid inside. Ava says they’re finally getting somewhere. What codicil? Nina says Valentin’s father left a codicil to his will. It’s supposed to disinherit Valentin, and leave everything to Spencer and Nikolas, and it’s supposed to be hidden in Helena’s portrait. Ava says, that explains a lot, and Nina says, Valentin and Nikolas really want it, but if she and Ava get it, they’ll have a lot of leverage. Ava asks what Nina means by we; she hasn’t agreed to work with Nina. Nina is in love with Valentin, which clouds her judgement. Nina says she’s clear on this; Valentin and Nikolas don’t deserve it. If anyone deserves it, it’s Spencer. Or doesn’t Ava want to help Spencer anymore? She withdrew her statement, so Spencer’s wrongful death suit fell apart. She’s sorry, but Ava didn’t step up. Ava says it’s a mistake she deeply regrets. Spencer should have had peace after losing his father. Nina says, but he didn’t lose his father. Nikolas is alive and wants the portrait. Does Ava want to give it to him? Does she want to give it to Valentin, or does she want what’s behind door number three?

Maxie tells Griff that she and Peter are living together. He congratulates her, saying, they’ve made quite a U-turn. She says, a little of Griff rubbed off on her. All that talk about forgiveness, redemption, not judging, and not casting the first stone. It turns out he was right. He asks how she and Peter got together, and she says they found a connection; first friendship, then more. And it’s not because Peter is Nathan’s half-brother or James’s uncle. They connected on a level she didn’t think she could still reach after Nathan died. He says he’s happy for her, and she says, it took a while. They messed up for a couple of months. They’d get close, then one of them would chicken out and take a step back, but they were finally able to admit their feelings for each other. He says she deserves it, and she appreciates that. She wants Griff to trust he’ll find love again. It won’t replace Kiki or what they had, but they’ll make something new. Laura comes in, and says she’s sorry to interrupt. Maxie says she just said the same thing to Anna; everyone is happy to see Griff. He’s there to help Lucas. Laura says it’s kind of him, and she’s sure it’s a comfort to Bobbie. He says they’re praying for the best; it’s all they can do really. Maxie suggests calling Peter; maybe they can all have dinner. Laura says she just ran into Peter at the hospital, and he barely had time to talk to her.

The gunman gets the better of Andre, and knocks him out. I say, sh*t! He goes over to Franco. Peter walks in, and picks up the gun. The gunman asks what he’s doing, and Peter takes the silencer off of the gun.

Scotty tells Cameron that he has to be honest; he’s scared too, like Elizabeth, but they have to hope. They have to have faith, and believe this is going to work.

Anna comes in, and goes to the reception desk to check in for her phlebotomy appointment. A gunshot is heard, startling everyone. Anna tells the reception nurse to call 911, and tell them there’s an officer on the scene, but to send back up. Elizabeth tells Anna, it sounded like it came from the OR. Anna takes out her gun, and jets. Elizabeth tells Scotty to take care of Cameron, and Scotty pulls Cameron away, despite his protests. Elizabeth follows Anna, and Scotty shoves Cameron into an examining room. Cameron says he has to be with his mom, but Scotty says, they have an active shooter out there. Cameron doesn’t care, but Scotty says he’s not letting Cameron put himself in danger.

Anna busts into the OR, and says, don’t move. Peter says, don’t shoot; he’s unarmed. He tells her the gunman is right there. She sees him lying on the floor, kicks the gun away, and asks, who fired? Peter says, he was just walking by… Elizabeth runs in, and goes to Franco. Anna asks Peter, what happened? but he says he doesn’t know. He came in, and Andre was unconscious. Anna asks if Andre is okay, and Andre says he will be. Elizabeth checks the gunman, and says, he’s still alive.

Jax opens the door, and Valentin says Jax has always been after Nina. He doesn’t blame Jax. She’s brilliant and beautiful, but she’s taken. Jax says Nina is his associate, and he respects her. Valentin says he just happened to be outside the church that day to whisk her away after the wedding, and he just happened to be available to bring her to Windymere the next morning. Jax says, they’re done here, and Valentin says whatever happened between them that night, that’s the last time. Make sure he’s at the wedding. He wants Jax to see who she’s chosen.

Jax closes the door, and Nikolas comes out. He asks if Jax still wants to call it quits, or help him out. Jax tells him, just find his damn ring, and walks out. Nikolas slams the door.

Ava tells Nina, aside from righting the wrong she did to Spencer, she doesn’t see what teaming up with Nina gets her. Nina asks if she doesn’t want to see Valentin lose, and Ava says, who wouldn’t? But as Nina pointed out, the painting is leverage against Valentin and Nikolas, and she has the painting. Nina says, for this reason. Ava forgot she has this. She takes out the ring, and says Ava checked herself into Shadybrook, claiming she saw dead people. What’s going to keep Sonny from taking away her one remaining daughter?

Maxie apologizes for Peter being short with Laura, saying, sometimes he’s so focused on work, he doesn’t realize he’s being rude. Laura says she didn’t take it personally. She just wanted The Invader to be aware that she’s having a meeting tonight about criminal justice reform, and it’s important to get that out to the public. Maxie says she’ll make sure Peter follows up. Laura asks if she can count on them to join her, but Griff says he’s leaving tonight. Laura says, that’s too bad, and Griff says he would have liked to see Lulu. He asks how she is, and Laura asks how much time he has. A lot has changed in Lulu’s life since he left town. Dante volunteered for an undercover assignment with the WSB, and it was rough. He came home with a terrible case of PTSD. He’s in a facility, receiving treatment, but he and Lulu are divorced now. Griff is sorry to hear that, and asks about the kids. Laura says, Rocco is taking it pretty rough; Charlotte, not so much. She misses Dante, but still has Valentin, for better or worse. Jax walks in, as Griff says, Charlotte still has her father. Laura says, loving Charlotte is about the only good thing Valentin does. Jax says, hello, and Griff introduces himself. Jax asks if he heard them mention Charlotte, and Griff asks if he’s a friend of Valentin’s. Maxie says, hardly, and Griff asks how he knows Charlotte. Maxie asks if anyone told Jax how Lulu came to have a child with Valentin, and Jax says he thought it was probably more tactful not to ask. Griff says, for a time, he thought he was Charlotte’s father, and Jax asks if he and Lulu were involved. Maxie says, it’s way more convoluted than that. Laura says, Charlotte was carried by a surrogate, and Maxie adds, a shady lady named Claudette. Jax asks where Valentin fits in, and Maxie says she’s getting to that.

Nina says Ava has been trying to tell people Nikolas is alive, but without the ring as proof, nobody is going to believe her. Ava asks if she’s really lost that much credibility, and Nina says she’s been on a long, downward spiral since Kiki was killed, and she was poised to follow. She gets it. The anger, the hate, the sadness; they have that in common. She’s sorry for everything she did to Ava, but they can change this. They can turn it around. They have Nikolas’s and Valentin’s fate in their hands. Doesn’t it feel good. Ava says follow her. She shows Nina a painting, and removes a layer. Underneath is Helena’s portrait. Nina smiles.

Cameron asks how long they’re supposed to wait, and Scotty says Elizabeth will come get him. Cameron says they haven’t heard anything for a while, but Scotty won’t let him leave. He says Cameron’s mother would have his head, and Franco would kill him if he put Cameron in harm’s way. He knows Cameron is upset, and he’s the horrible step-granddad, but come soccer season, he’ll be the granddad on the sidelines, cheering Cameron on. He wants to be out there too, but they can’t. Not until everything has been neutralized. Cameron asks what do they do in the meantime? Think happy thoughts until the shooter goes away? Scotty says, why not? He’ll think about how he felt when he found out Franco was his son. Cameron says, what was that like? and Scotty says, it was kind of a nightmare.

Elizabeth asks how Andre feels, and Andre says, a little hazy. She asks if he knows what happened, and he says he started the program, and heard the OR doors open. He turned around, and a man was standing there with a gun in his hand. He rushed the guy, they struggled, and the gun fell to the ground. Andre lunged for it, and it must have been when the guy knocked him out. That’s the last thing he remembers until seeing them. Anna asks how Peter knew something was going on, and Peter says he wanted the story for The Invader. Out of respect for the family, and to make sure no boundaries were crossed, he decided to come there and do the story himself. He was headed for the waiting room, and saw a guy in scrubs. Something seemed off about him. He was lurking, and it seemed like he didn’t want anybody to notice he was there, so Peter waited and watched. Andre says, good intuition, and Peter says he knew Andre had been attacked once before, so when he saw the guy come in, he followed to make sure everything was okay. When he came in, Andre was unconscious, and the guy was standing over him with a gun. They fought, but the guy kept coming at him. He just reacted, and shot him. He didn’t know what else to do. Andre says Peter saved his life, and thanks him. Elizabeth says, what about Franco? His vitals are good, but is the program still running? What’s happening to him?

Nikolas flashes back to being with Ava at Shadybrook, and pulling his hands away from hers. He says, she grabbed his hand. The ring is in her room at Shadybrook.

Nina says, it’s been here the whole time, and Ava says, hiding in plain sight. Nina says she’s brilliant, and Ava agrees. Nina says she’s always hated this picture. It seems benevolent, but the more you look at her, the more vicious she becomes. Ava says, because she’s got a secret, and Nina says, she’s got the codicil inside. Maybe they should cover it until they plan their next move. Ava says she already has. She says she knows exactly what they’re going to do next, and calls Nina partner.

Valentin arrives at the MetroCourt, but sees Jax with everyone, and walks back out. Jax says, so Valentin hired a surrogate who gave birth to Charlotte, then posed as her mother and took off with her. Griff says, Claudette was complicated, and Maxie says, she was a pathological liar. First she tried breaking up Maxie and Nathan, then told Griff that he was Charlotte’s father. Griff says imagine his surprise when Valentin came in, and Charlotte ran to him, calling him papa. Jax says that must have been hard for Griff, and Laura says, it still is. Imagine how Lulu felt, finding out she had a daughter and she’d missed the first years of her life. Jax asks, what happened to Claudette? and Laura says, sadly, she committed suicide. Griff says he doesn’t believe it. He accepts Claudette is dead, but doesn’t believe it was suicide. She had her share of problems, but loved life too much to have killed herself.

Scotty says he doesn’t have to tell Cameron about Franco’s reputation, does he? and Cameron says, it’s all over the internet, and Franco kidnapped Aiden when he was little, so… Scotty says, that was before the tumor was removed. He was worried about his own reputation, so he distanced himself from Franco. Cameron says he did a lot of that himself when Franco started seeing his mother. Scotty says, this whole thing stinks right now. They’re waiting on the procedure, and there’s a lunatic out there with a gun. Cameron tells him not to jump to the worst case scenario before they know what’s going on. Anna knocks at the door, and tells them, the gunman has been subdued. Scotty asks if he’s alive, and she says, he’s in surgery. Franco is unharmed, and Elizabeth is with Andre. They’re trying to figure out what’s going on with Franco and this whole procedure. Scotty asks what went on? and Anna says, someone tried to kill Andre, and Peter saved him. Scotty tells Cameron, let’s get out of here.

Peter wipes the silencer clean of prints, and ditches it in a trashcan. He joins Anna, Scotty, and Cameron, and Scotty says Anna told them that they owe him some thanks for intervening. Cameron asks if anyone knows why the gunman tried to kill Andre, but Anna says, not yet. Scotty says, someone tried to kill Andre when he came to town, the same day Drew died. Anna says, and someone tried to kill Andre today. Cameron thanks Peter for all their family, and Peter says he’s glad he could help, but it all happened so fast; he really didn’t do much. Anna asks if she can talk to Peter for a second, and they go around the corner.

Peter asks if there are any updates on the guy who tried to kill Andre. She says, he’s in surgery. He’s in critical condition.

Elizabeth asks Andre how it’s looking. Andre says, the gunman came in just as the program was starting to run. He wasn’t able to supervise or control any of it. She asks if there’s anything he can do to adjust it, but he says, no. The program just finished running. The screen says, program complete, and she asks if it worked. He says they won’t know until Franco wakes up. She asks Franco to wake up and come back to her.

Tomorrow, Julian says it’s all his fault, Nelle tells Martin that she has to get out of Pentenville immediately, and Sonny says he’s not going to sit around and watch his father die.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

You can dress them up, but you can’t take them out. And some, you can’t even dress up. <sigh>

The women get ready to go to a museum. The three amoebas amigas hang out in Vicki’s room. Tamra says they’re supposed to be going to someone’s house, and Shannon says, he better have good coffee.

Emily tells Gina and Kelly that Tamra sent a video of Vicki going in an ambulance. Kelly guarantees Vicki isn’t hurt. Vicki tried to bully her, and picked on her. Braunwyn says she’s tired of picking sides. Emily says she’s not doing that, but Kelly says, they make you feel like you have to. In her interview, Emily says it’s like high school, but instead of the senior girls hating her, it’s the senior citizens. In Braunwyn’s interview, she’s excited about going to Earnest Hemingway’s house. says she loves the time he lived in; they lacked moderation. She identifies. Tamra wonders who Hemingway is, and if he’s still alive. Vicki checks on her phone, and says he died in 1961, before Tamra was born. Vicki wonders why he still has a house. I don’t even know what to say. Even Max on 2 Broke Girls would know who Hemingway was. Tour guide Rusty greets them at the house. Kelly asks if that’s a lighthouse right next door, and Rusty tells her it was so Hemingway could find his way home from the bars. There are all kinds of unique artifacts in the house, including an original Picasso tchotchke. In her interview, the producer asks Kelly what her favorite Hemingway book is, and she says For Whom the Bells Toll [sic], so points for that, close enough. There are some cats hanging around, and Rusty says Hemingway loved six-toed cats. I actually knew that, so I give myself some points. Emily tries to pet one, but kitteh is not having it. They go outside to the pool. Rusty says there’s an insane story behind it, and Emily says, whatever the story is, Kelly has done worse. I’m pissed when we don’t hear the story. It’s probably going to be in some lost footage extra episode at some point. <another sigh>

Tamra checks Vicki’s leg, and asks if she can walk. Vicki says she can, and picks up a pair of crutches. She insists they must be two different heights, and doesn’t navigate them well. Eventually, she falls, but manages to stumble back to the bed. She slides to the floor, and laugh-cries. Shannon tries to demonstrate how crutches are used, and steps on Vicki’s foot.

After changing clothes, the women meet to do some water sports. Gina is wearing the same surfing top as Kelly, but doesn’t fill it out like Kelly. In Kelly’s interview, she says, Gina went platinum, but she shouldn’t stop at the hair. She needs to get herself some tatas. If she wants to fit in, she can’t have pancakes. She, Gina, and Emily are doing some jet skiing, while Tamra, Shannon, Braunwyn and Vicki go parasailing.

In her interview, Braunwyn says she thought the trip would be the perfect opportunity for them to all work through their issues, but the camp is divided. They’re separated by where they’re staying, separated at dinner, and in the cars. She misses Shannon and Tamra, although I can’t figure out why. It feels like she still doesn’t know Tamra.

Gina wails about fish being in the water. News flash, they were here first. And she’s from Long Island. She’s never seen the ocean or been to the beach? She doesn’t understand why there aren’t more people in the water. In her interview, she says, sharks and whales eat people. It seems inappropriate. Clearly, she’s a genius when it comes to marine life too. Shannon tells the boat captain that Vicki hurt herself running from the popo. On the jet ski, Gina says she’s nervous, and Emily says, mama’s got it. In Emily’s interview, she says she used to date a drug dealer, and he had a boat and lots of jet skis. The instructor, and brother to Captain Obvious, says it must be Gina’s first time. Kelly picks up a starfish, and freaks Gina out with it. I do remember dropping the first one I picked up, since I didn’t realize it would start walking around in my hand.

The instructor gives life jackets to Tamra and Shannon. We flash back to Shannon having a meltdown over the rope climbing course they did in a previous season. In her interview, she says, maybe the string will break. She and Tamra are lifted out, and Shannon repeats, be zen, to herself. She doesn’t know if she can look. Mind you, this is passive parasailing, where she and Tamra are seated, and it’s more like an amusement park ride. The instructor tells them, once they get up, relax. On the way back down, Shannon screams, no touching the water, but she’s not the boss of this, and they glide through it. She says she hates Tamra. Still on the jet skis, Kelly sees stingrays, and Gina sees a shark. In her interview, she says, this is how I die. Kelly still has the starfish, and I get pissed, since if you don’t put them back, they die.

Jet ski guy tells Gina, no one ever died from a hammerhead, but she doesn’t want to go near it. She’s never getting in water again. In her interview, Kelly imitates her and laughs. Tamra lets go of the handlebar, as the parasailing thing goes through the water, and Shannon continues to scream. Kelly gives Gina the starfish for support, and Gina feels better now that she has a weapon. I shake my head. Shannon checks parasailing off her bucket list, never to be done again.

Emily, Gina, and Kelly sit down for lunch. Gina says, shark and jail. Her top two terrible experiences in life. Kelly says Vicki is in a wheelchair. Maybe she should be in a convalescent home. Emily has to explain what that is to Gina, and I start to wonder if anyone even graduated high school. The other women go somewhere else for lunch, and Braunwyn tells them, Kelly admits that she has anger issues. She knows she has a problem, and thinks she should go to therapy. Tamra says, or shock treatment, once again proving her high level of sensitivity toward others.

Kelly wonders why Vicki hates her so much. She doesn’t know how Vicki can have so much hate. She doesn’t know what she did. Gina says the dinner cruise is going to be great. Vicki tells the others that she doesn’t get the girl code thing. Kelly’s ex wanted to date a friend of hers; so what? We flash back to Kelly saying that Vicki is the one who should have told her. Vicki says she thinks Kelly is still in love with Michael, and reinforcing her ignorance about what Kelly was actually angry about. Braunwyn asks if Tamra thinks they can still have a boat ride and have fun tonight, and Tamra says, doesn’t it sound like it?

The women meet at the dock, and have a drink. Tamra asks if everyone had fun, and Gina says, it was like shock therapy. Braunwyn thanks them for coming. In her interview, she says it didn’t go at all as she’d hoped. We flash back to all the screeching, and then more screeching. Tamra has gotten AF hates for everyone, and they put them on. Gina’s says, Single AF, but she thinks it should be Confused AF. Kelly’s says Krazy AF, and in her interview, she says, they want to poke the bear, and thrive on getting her angry. She’s tired of it. Emily tells Kelly, all she can do is handle her own reaction, and admits to flying off the handle too. She says she found herself being reactionary, and yelling in front of her daughter. Then she saw Annabelle yelling at her little brother the same way. She has to get it under control. Kelly suggests they go to anger management together. In Kelly’s interview, she says she gets defensive and reacts. She goes for the jugular, and doesn’t want to live life like that. She needs to learn how to walk away. She says she and Tamra have been in many fights, but Tamra is there to forgive when she screws up. Sure. So Tamra can pat herself on the back and gossip about it later. Kelly says she didn’t know how the Jim thing would affect Tamra, and should have called her. Tamra says she really had Kelly’s back, and Kelly says she knows. Tamra promises to never repeat anything they talk about, and Braunwyn says, a fresh start. She wonders if Vicki and Kelly can have a fresh start. Vicki says Kelly called her a pig, and Gina says, it will take time to heal. Vicki wonders how it’s going low when she does nothing back, but Tamra says, she did, and we flash back to Vicki consistently talking about Kelly and talking to the girl from the bar fight. Braunwyn tells everyone, don’t engage; take a step back. She’s going to get so drunk, they can blame her for everything

Back home, Braunwyn tells Sean there was a lot of drama and fights, but they had fun. They keep rolling. Get in a huge fight, just jump in a convertible, and puke out the side.

Shannon meets a party planner to talk about decorations for Vicki’s engagement party. Tamra gets impatient.

Gina and Sienna get their ceramic on at a pottery place. Sienna wants to be Batgirl when she grows up.

Eddie, Tamra, Braunwyn, Sean, Shannon, and Ken meet for dinner. Tamra tells Braunwyn that they don’t have many couple friends. In her interview, Shannon explains that Ken doesn’t live in California, but they’ve kept in touch. He’s in town, and they’re having fun. Eddie asks why the girls keep calling him babe, and Shannon says when they first went out, she called him that without thinking. Tamra says they had a lot of fun on the trip, and it makes her sad. Kelly and Vicki have known each other a long time. She hopes they can come to an understanding, and bury the hatchet. They’ve both gone dirty. It’s not like one is worse than the other. Shannon says going low causes long term damage. She went through that with Vicki. Tamra says Vicki did it to her and Eddie, and Shannon says she did it to David too. Tamra says, when she feels backed into a corner, she attacks. Shannon says Vicki and Kelly are alike that way. Tamra tells Shannon that Kelly and Emily are going to anger management together. Acknowledging anger is the first step. Maybe they can agree to disagree. In Shannon’s interview, she says she’s been in therapy a long time, and seen an improvement. One session isn’t going to change anything. In Tamra’s interview, she says, if Kelly doesn’t go to Vicki’s engagement party, she might regret it. If she can get back on track with Vicki, she knows Kelly can. Tamra says she invited Kelly to Vicki’s engagement party, but she might not go.

Kelly and Brian hit balls at the batting cages. Kelly gets four to Brian’s zero. She tells him that she talked to Tamra, who invited her to go to Vicki’s engagement party. Vicki keeps going after her, and these people are like Jekyll and Hyde. Brian asks if she thinks they can save the friendship. Is there anything left? Kelly says, no, and he says, then stop trying. Kelly says she’s done. In her interview, she says, why go? Vicki will be nice to her, then cut her, and then pour salt in the wound. Vicki wants to take her down. It doesn’t make sense. Brian tells her to think about priorities. Kelly asks what’s next for them, and he says they need to start looking for a place. She says she’s not moving in with him without being engaged. In Kelly’s interview, she says, Brian clearly has commitment issues, but she wants to do things the right way. If he can’t meet her criteria, bye Phillipe. Brian says they’re not getting tired of each other – yet.

In Gina’s interview, she says they’ve sold the Codo house. She looks around and sees happy memories, but there are also bad memories. She calls Susan, who compliments Gina on her shorter hair – which does look a million times better – and Gina says she took the extensions out, and is letting her hair get healthy. Good call. She tells Susan that they’re packing; the deal is going through. Both she and Matt are excited, and it will be a done deal in two weeks. Susan asks how it affected the relationship, and Gina says they’re not getting divorced. Susan says, wow, and I second that. Gina says, it’s the first time Matt has been in a fight for his family. They both get it now, and they’re more connected. In her interview, Gina says, they’ve been through a lot – we flash back to the main points in their relationship throughout Gina’s two seasons. She says she’s going to embrace this. Susan says she didn’t know Matt well. She knew the Matt that he wanted to present, but she knows him better now. He had a genuine moment when he found out Sienna needed to go to therapy. She could see in his face that he understood. Gina says, it was a wake-up call, and Susan says, marriage is hard work. If you hang in, you get to a special place where you know the person in a more complete way. In Gina’s interview, she says she’d be naïve to trust Matt 100%, but she’s doing her best to let go of the anger, and let her guard down. That’s the only way it’s going to work.

In her interview, Tamra says, Spencer broke up with his girlfriend, and he’s never had this kind of pain. Since then, he’s gotten four tattoos, and a septum ring, and he’s dyed his hair three different colors. Who is he? Ryan comes in, and Spencer says he looks like a struggling alcoholic with his shades on. Ryan says he’s struggling, but Spencer is already there. Tamra says they had their last conversation on social media. In Tamra’s interview, she says she wants her sons to sit down and talk it out. She wants everything normal again. Ryan says he didn’t anticipate some of the things Spencer said. Spencer has to be more understanding about how their upbringings and lives are different. Spencer says he’s grateful for what he’s gotten, and doesn’t try to take advantage of it. Tamra says, sounds good, and Ryan says, Spencer has done it in the past, but Spencer says he’s over it. He points out that Tamra has been pissed about work, and taking it out on others. In her interview, Tamra says someone is trying to rip everything away from her – we see media coverage of the lawsuit with Jim – and she’s been taking it out on Eddie and the kids. Spencer says they don’t talk that often, and Tamra says she’s been up until four the last few nights talking to him. Spencer says she just told him, get over it. In Tamra’s interview, she says she was on the phone with Spencer when she was in Florida, trying to help him with the break up. She doesn’t know where this is coming from. Spencer has a broken heart. He’s upset, and taking it out on her. Spencer thinks they should address it, and Ryan says the whole family is like that, and Tamra is no different than anyone else in the family. Tamra gets up, and says this is his family too, and it’s difficult on everybody. In her interview, she says Ryan isn’t speaking to his father. Spencer isn’t speaking to his father, and Sidney doesn’t speak to her. It’s the most dysfunctional functional family ever. Spencer says they crack jokes to deal with things.

Kelly and Emily meet with therapist Mike at the beach, and they sit. Kelly says she needs to learn how to walk away, and not let herself get angry. He asks what goals they have. If he waved a magic wand, what would they want changed? Emily says when her husband rubs her the wrong way, it makes her mad. She gets defensive, and she’s quick to snap at him. Sometimes, he deserves it, but not all the time. He asks where she thinks it comes from a hard childhood. Her dad left when she was young, and her mom was a single mother. Emily was angry as a kid. In Emily’s interview, she says she wondered why she had to put herself on the bus, why there was no lunch money, and why there was no food. Kelly says she had a good childhood, but her mom was combative, and had a sharp tongue. If you’re going to fight with her, game on. Emily says she noticed her six-year-old yelling at her brother, who’s four. She was really going at him, and it crushed Emily’s soul. She realized a change was needed, and she had to dig deeper and choose loving kindness. Mike tells them to close their eyes. Who do they see as the person who’s always easy to love? Kelly says, her daughter Jolie, and Emily says her three kids. He tells them to move on to the person or people who are most difficult to love. Emily says, her parents, and Kell says Vicki, Eric, and Michael. Mike tells them to say, may you be happy; may you be healthy; may you be peaceful. Kelly flashes back to Vicki giving her the finger, and says she wants to punch Vicki in the face. Ha-ha-ha! He says if they react, they’re letting them win. The ultimate winning is to cultivate calm. Emily says she realizes she’s hard on herself. She wants her kids to be perfect, her house to be perfect, and her husband to be perfect. She grew up in chaos. He says she has to learn to loosen her grip, with herself too, in order to learn how to be kind to other people. Kelly says it takes everything in her not to lose her sh*t with Vicki. She doesn’t want to hate Vicki, and wants to act with love and kindness. She wants her daughter to be a better form of her, and she’s an example. He tells her that when she Vicki says something, see her daughter in her mind’s eye, and do it for her. Kelly says, it’s brilliant. He asks what they can do differently, and Emily says she’s going to take what she learned home, and focus on a visualization of her kids. She wants to think of them being happy and healthy, and tell herself that she’s better than this. Mike wants to talk about Vicki. What are they doing at present; using avoidance? Kelly says she does try to avoid Vicki, and he says, change happens through experience. When people have a phobia, it’s not the idea of a snake, but the experience of seeing one, and the person realizing they’re not going to die, that cures it. Experiences profoundly change us. Emily says when she sees Vicki, she’s not going to let Vicki get her goat. She can deal with her. She can go with the tools she’s cultivated today. Kelly says she feels like Emily is at level 400, and she’s regressed to the GED level.

In Kelly’s interview, she says she doesn’t want to succumb to being vicious and angry. She wants to be more kind and loving, and hopes this works. Emily thinks it’s an opportunity for Kelly to prove Vicki wrong, and be classy. Mike says it’s the ultimate test, and Kelly has what it takes.

Next time – the finale – Emily wonders how much Matt has really changed, Vicki’s engagement party, Shannon is disappointed in Kelly, and Tamra yells eff you and runs off.

🎉 Happy Birthday, Dear Scotty…

Does anyone remember Kin’s brother Wil, who had a talk show for five minutes?

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/gh-general-hospital-kin-shriner-birthday-120558?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7363

👋 Surprise Exit…

I can’t say I saw it coming either.

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-tamara-braun-speaks-out-about-her-gh-exit/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

😧 He’s Been Refining His Worried Look…

I admit it. I actually got confused when I saw Griff, since I’d thought he was dead. Then I remembered, it was only an attempt.

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/matt-cohen-checks-back-in-to-gh/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💰 She Appreciates the Money Though…

And Andy probably loves it.

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhoa-nene-leakes-lashes-out-andy-cohen-shady-dress-criticism-watch-what-happens-live-video/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🔊 Can’t Say I Blame Them…

Oh, the horror. I doubt it’s the first time.

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhoa-cynthia-bailey-kenya-moore-caught-trash-talking-nene-leakes/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🚿 Get This Girl a Filter…

I guess having all those bathrooms has caused a full of it situation.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/rhonj-jennifer-aydin-bethenny-frankel-feud-crypt-wwhl/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🍹 She Was Holding It For Someone Else…

Sure it was spiked. The part she left out is that she spiked it herself.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/brandi-glanville-tweets-drink-drug-spiked-molly/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

👑 There Can Only Be One…

The feud that pretty much ended Beverly Hills for me.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/real-housewives-top-feuds-2019-new-york-beverly-hills/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🎁 My Least Favorite Christmas Task…

But another one of my favorite Christmas songs. Seriously, I’m all for just smushing tin foil around the gift.

November 3, 2019 – Negan’s Biggest Fan, Can’t Let Go Yet, 90 Begins, Meghan’s Mess, Vicki Sues, the Countess Is Pleased, Jailhouse Fight, the Coffee Cup Heard Round the World, What Will Said & Tom’s November

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What I Watched Today

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

 

The Walking Dead

Kelly is out in the woods. We see tattered rags on a clothesline, and a wild boar. Kelly gets her slingshot ready, but she’s having trouble hearing. The boar is down, but not dead, and she has to stab it. A zombie sneaks up on her, and she stabs that too. Zombies fall on the boar, devouring it, so Kelly has to abandon that idea. She runs, and a zombie follows. She tumbles down a hill. She’s hurt, and crawls forward. She leans against a tree, and a seriously creepy-looking zombie reaches for her from behind.

Negan looks at his reflection in the creek, and splashes water on his face. He debates drinking some, but decides not to. A voice says, gotcha. Don’t try anything. Negan turns around to see Brandon, who says, the look on his face. He was just messing with Negan. Brandon tosses him a canteen, and says Negan is fast. It took forever to catch up to him. Negan smiles. Damn he’s handsome.

Yumiko and a couple of others are still working on killing straggling zombies outside the wall. Yumiko goes inside to check in with Eugene. Aiden says Eugene has come up with a zero waste plan, and Eugene says, it seems as good a time as any to master the Pueblo art of basket weaving. On the side, Aiden suggests to Yumiko that they make weapons and catapults. She thinks it’s a good idea, just not now. Things are too complicated. Yumiko moves on, and Earl tells Aiden, the Whisperers toppled their wall with a tree, and now they’re throwing walkers at them, but they’re twiddling their thumbs. Breanna tells Yumiko that Connie was in the root cellar again in the middle of the night. Yumiko asks, who was on watch?

Yumiko goes inside her house to find Magna listening to music and reading. Yumiko shuts off the gramophone. She tells Magna that someone stole the crate of fish they got from Oceanside. Breanna said it was gone from the root cellar. Magna says, everything is strange at the moment. Yumiko says it would help if they stuck to the jobs they were given. Magna turns the music back up, and goes back to her book.

Ezekiel leans against a fence and ponders. Daryl rides in on his bike, and Siddiq follows behind on a horse. Connie waves, and signs talk later to Daryl. Ezekiel says, no sign of Negan? and Siddiq says they searched day and night, thinking about what he took from them, and they didn’t take from him. Ezekiel says they could use a hand in the infirmary, and Siddiq says they were planning on leaving tomorrow, but of course he’ll help.

A group of hunters comes back, and Connie writes, Kelly? Aiden says, she’s not there? She was tracking something, and said she’d meet them back at Hilltop. She should be back by now.

Negan cuts little sucker branches off of a big branch. Brandon whistles, and asks Negan if he got it. His dad used to tells him how the Saviors whistled back and forth. He asks how Negan got out of the cell, but Negan doesn’t say anything. Brandon says at least tell him what they’re looking for, but Negan says he wants to play it safe. Brandon says he heard how badass the Sanctuary was. Then Rick comes along, and talk about a hypocrite. He kills their parents, drags them to Alexandria, and gives them a lecture on community. He heard Negan made Rick cut his own kid’s hand off, and then killed him. Negan says he never did that. Carl was… He would never kill a kid. Brandon says they’re both Negan. Negan starts walking again. Brandon follows.

They come across a mess of barbed wire, and Brandon asks, who would do this? Negan says, the skin freaks. Brandon asks if they should cross. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Negan says, no, and a zombie comes out of nowhere, knocking Negan down. He holds it off with his newly fashioned stick, pushes it off of him. and uses the barbed wire to cut three-quarters of its head off through the mouth. Then he smashes the head with his foot. He says, thanks for the help, and Brandon says, sorry. He needed a second to wrap Negan’s gift. He holds out Lucille, wrapped in barbed wire. He says he swiped it from Alexandria, and was waiting for the right time to surprise Negan. He takes Negan’s leather jacket out of his backpack, and says, it took forever to find it. It was in the back of an old storage garage. His dad said he never saw Negan without it. Negan tells Brandon to put it in his backpack. He doesn’t want to be recognized. Brandon asks if he likes it though, and Negan says it’s a big hit.

Aaron looks around on the bridge, and hears something. He goes into the woods, and watches Gamma dispatch a zombie. She cuts it open, and blood flows into the creek. She shoves the body into the water; its entrails popping out.

Negan and Brandon stare at some zombies meandering around, and Brandon tells Negan that he’d say she’s a seven. Negan just looks at him, and he asks if this isn’t this kind of stuff the Saviors did to kill time. Negan tells Brandon that he can’t say he remembers rating walkers on their hotness. And she’s clearly a three. They hear screaming, and Negan takes off, Brandon following. Negan runs to a bus, where the screaming is coming from, and slams a zombie against the side of it. He breaks the knife in the process of stabbing it in the head. He looks at the handle, and says, you’ve got to be kidding me. He goes inside the bus, where he finds a woman screaming and fending off several zombies. Negan kills one, and she takes down another. Negan smashes the third zombies head in the bus door until there’s nothing left. A little boy peeks out from behind one of the seats. Brandon says, damn. Classic Negan.

Connie and Daryl search the woods for Kelly. Daryl says it’s not her fault, but Kelly signs that she should have gone with Kelly. Daryl asks if he’s told her about his brother Merle. One time Merle took him fishing on a big lake that was private property, in a boat that was stolen. Merle was drinking and fishing, and fell in the lake. Daryl had to swim back to shore while holding onto Merle. He saved Merle’s life, and know what he says? He writes, Dummy, go get the beer. Connie laughs, and he says, idiot, right? He tells her it’s going to be all right, and Dog barks. I always get nervous when dog is on screen

They see the rock from Kelly’s slingshot, and the remains of the boar. Daryl almost shoots Magna, who comes from another direction. Kelly gives Magna a questioning look, and Magna shakes her head.

Yumiko says she should be out there with them, and  Aiden says if she was lost in the woods, who would she want to find her? Somebody has to come back with her. Killjoy Earl asks if Aiden really thinks Kelly is okay, and Aiden says he hopes so. Earl says, what about them? The tree didn’t fall on its own. He thinks they might be coming back with something worse. Isn’t Aiden thinking about them at all? Aiden says, after what happened to his family, he thinks night and day about them. Earl says, don’t stop.

Ezekiel tells Siddiq, they took a quarter of the medical supplies. Ezekiel holds a metal tiger, and Siddiq says he’s sorry. Ezekiel says Henry forged it during his apprenticeship. He has a sudden coughing fit, and Siddiq says, that doesn’t sound good, but Ezekiel says, it’s nothing. The regular slings and arrows. Siddiq says it could be from smoke inhalation, and reaches out to touch Ezekiel, who slaps his hand away. Ezekiel tells Siddiq that he said he was fine. After a moment, Ezekiel pulls down his sweater to reveal a protrusion on his neck, saying, it’s grown. Siddiq touches Ezekiel’s neck, and says, it could be a lot of things, but Ezekiel says he knows what it is. Siddiq says, without a test, he can’t be sure, but Ezekiel says he knows. Siddiq sits, and Ezekiel says when he was growing up, his grandmother had it, and so did his father. The pain, the coughing, and swelling; he watched them fight it and win. There was 98% survival rate for thyroid cancer with the treatments that were out there. Now, they both know what it means. Siddiq says, it can be managed; acupuncture, hypnosis… He’s struggling with own condition. He can’t stand how everyone looks to him for some kind of answers. Maybe Ezekiel can’t get away from it, but they can talk about it. What are they there for if not for each other?

Amelia, the woman on the bus, tells Negan that she and Milo have been walking for weeks, since the Whisperers scattered everyone from their camp to the four winds. They went back to what it was before, and what it is in the end, moving from place to place, surviving. Brandon says he’s been there. Amelia asks if Milo wants to walk, and Brandon says, be safe. When they’re gone, Brandon says he knows what Negan is thinking. Negan says, people are a resource, but Brandon says, not them. He starts to go after them, and Negan grabs him, shoving him into a seat. He says he appreciates what Brandon has done for him since he left Alexandria, but it’s only going to get more dangerous from there. It’s best for him to go on alone, and Brandon should go home. Brandon says, okay, but if he goes back, everyone will want know where he’s been. What is he supposed to say? He’s never been a great liar. Negan laughs, and asks if Brandon planned that. He can go wherever the hell he wants. Brandon can go back to Alexandria and tell the whole world exactly where he is. He doesn’t give a sh*t, as long as doesn’t have to see that creepy pasty-ass face of Brandon’s again. Brandon says Negan is just like all the others. He grabs his bag, and gets off the bus.

Alpha watches as a Whisperer slices the face of off a zombie. She says, the ears are tricky. (I find out later on Talking Dead, that this is actually the zombie Kelly killed in the beginning scene.) Gamma approaches, and Alpha touches her face, saying she has something for Gamma. Gamma says she just came back from the creek, and Beta says, another one lost. Alpha says, strategy takes time. If they treat the water, and build a dam of zombies, it will crush them. A Whisperer wants to talk to Alpha, and Beta grumbles, but Alpha tells him to speak his piece. He says instead of what she’s doing, why not cut their enemies down all at once? Alpha asks if anyone agrees, and gets silence. She says, there’s democracy for you, and slices his hamstring. The Whisperer falls to his knees, and she says, the human body is fragile. All it takes to collapse it are a few nicks in the right spot. He makes a feeble attempt to stab her, and she slices his arm. She says, the strong ones know where to come to be safe, and hands Beta her knife. Beta slits the Whisperer’s throat, and Alpha says Gamma wanted another guardian.

Milo plays with a toy plane, and Negan asks how he is, telling Milo that he doesn’t bite. Milo’s mom it packing, so he has time to kill. Milo asks where Brandon is, and Negan says, he went looking for supplies. He tells Milo that he’s going to be rea; he told Brandon to get lost. It turns out he’s not the best co-pilot, if Milo catches his drift. He says Brandon doesn’t, does he? He’s never been on a plane. It’s not Milo’s fault that God turned the world into an ass pit before he was born. It feels like you’ve been sitting on the runway forever, and suddenly you hear a groan. The plane creeps along, moving faster and faster, until everything out the window turns into a blur. The wheels come up, and you’re flying, like voodoo magic. Up and up, higher and higher, until it’s like you’re floating on top of the world. The houses and cars look like toys. The food is a no. He was served beef stroganoff that looked like baby sh*t. There’s so much Milo is going to miss growing up in a screwed up world. Driving his first set of wheels, video games, nut tapping. He explains that you catch a guy off-guard. Keep your wrist loose, and snap your fingers on their nuts. You can’t go too low or too high, or you’ll get nothing but d*ck. He has Milo demonstrate the technique, and says he’s a natural. If nut tapping was a sport, Milo would be in the hall of fame. He tells Milo a fire isn’t happening without wood. Is he packed? Milo says he is, and Negan says he knows it sucks, but tells him mom that Negan knows a place where they’ll probably take them in. It has high walls, farmland, and has a mansion in the middle. They can’t tell who brought them there, but he’ll get them as close as he can. There’s one condition. Milo has to keep his fingers holstered when Negan’s nuts are around. Deal? Milo says, deal, and they high-five.

Gamma walks with the new zombie to the creek. She stabs him again and again, remembering throwing her sister into the zombie horde, and seeing Alpha kill the Whisperer. She’s stabbing so aggressively, she ends up cutting herself, and dropping the knife in the water. Aaron sees, and tosses her a bandage wrap. He says, it’s okay; it’s for her hand. He tells her that his name is Aaron. He knows they don’t do names anymore, but she’s got to be from somewhere. He’s from Vermont. Gamma jets, and he says, you’re welcome.

Connie and Daryl continue to search. Dog barks, and they find Kelly passed out, leaning against the tree. Connie wakes her up, and asks if she’s okay. Kelly signs that she couldn’t hear before, but she’s fine now. Magna gives Kelly some water, but she chokes on it. Connie signs that they have to get back to Hilltop. Daryl thinks they need to find somewhere closer. Connie walks over to a brush pile, and uncovers a big box of supplies. Daryl asks if she knew about this, and Connie takes a medical kit out of the box. She signs something to Magna, and Daryl asks what she said. Magna tells him that Connie doesn’t trust her. Daryl says Hilltop took them in. They have sick children and mouths to feed, and she steals from them. All she’s good for is talking sh*t. Connie writes not to tell them. Let her handle it.

Negan carries a small pile of wood in his arms. He hears whistling, and sees Brandon. Brandon says, that’s it, right? Negan drops the wood, and sees that Amelia and Milo are dead; their bodies next to the bus. Brandon says he remembers Negan kicked people out, but he was messing with them; keeping them in line. He realized this was a test. Negan said it was going to get a lot more dangerous, because he wanted to make sure Brandon had the balls to do what had to be done. Brandon looks at the bodies, and says, what does he think? Negan picks up a big rock, and Brandon turns around, saying, I passed. I am Negan. Negan slams the rock into Brandon’s head, and pounds his head to a pulp. He takes Lucille and his jacket, and walks.

Daryl returns with Connie, Kelly, and Magna. Yumiko runs to them, and asks, what happened? Connie signs that she’ll explain later.

Dante jokes to Siddiq on the radio. He says either Siddiq’s mic is out or he’s laughing balls off. He says he’s still there, and asks how Rosita is. Dante says he didn’t want to tell Siddiq, but she got a bump. She’ll be fine. Siddiq says he’ll leave for home tonight. He asks if Carol is around, and Dante says he’ll grab her. Ezekiel takes Siddiq’s place at the mic. He touches the metal tiger, and listens to Carol’s footsteps coming toward the radio. He shuts the radio off. Not that it’s ever in a happy place, but this show is just heartbreaking tonight.

Yumiko tells Magna it’s scary to think, but they probably wouldn’t have made it if they hadn’t found that stash. It sounds like they were far off the main road. Magna tells her, say it. Yumiko thinks she stole the supplies and hid them out there. Yumiko says, it wouldn’t be the first time, and Magna says Yumiko has thought she was selfish and stupid for the past thirteen years. That’s how she looked at Magna the day she showed up in her fancy suit. Yumiko says she was thinking, here’s an innocent person locked up for a crime she didn’t commit, and she’s never trusted anyone because no one trusted her. She was mad at everyone. Magna says her cousin was a little girl who had to go on living life when nobody came for him. So she did it. There it is. (For clarification: A man sexually assaulted Magna’s young cousin, and she killed him.) Magna tells Yumiko, they’ve both killed how many? and still that look.

Gamma approaches Alpha, and shows Alpha her bandaged hand. She says, the man with the metal arm gave to her. Seated on the ground, Alpha says, shh, and Gamma sits next to her. Alpha takes Gamma’s mask off, saying, different masks for different times. It’s kind of a sacrifice, like Gamma sacrificed her sister. Gamma says Alpha’s sacrifice was much greater, and Alpha says, the man with the metal arm could be useful. Gamma might just have to wear a new mask.

Connie walks through the stables, and hangs up a lantern. Daryl is there with his bike, and she asks if he’s leaving. He says he has to go back, and asks if Kelly is okay. Connie smiles and nods. She writes, sorry about Magna and Kelly asking him to lie for them. Daryl makes the sign for family, and Connie smiles. He gets on his bike, and she signs goodbye. He rolls out, whistling for Dog to follow.

Negan walks through the woods, wearing his jacket, and carrying Lucille. He walks past the barbed wire, and says, hey, sacks of sh*t, what does he have to do to get something to eat? Are they all scared of the big bad wolf? Little pigs, little pigs, let me in. (Which is what he also said when he first went to Alexandria.) He sees some zombies and says, there they are. He’s done talking. He whacks one with Lucille, and says he’s gonna blow their asses all the way home. He wallops a few more, and gets knocked down by Beta, who’s there with some Whisperers. I say, oh sh*t, and Negan says, all right, you big ass freak. Let’s do this.

Next time, Carol takes her gun and goes out walking, Alpha wants to test Negan, and Negan says he wants to join the Whisperers. They’re a survivor’s wet dream.

🎃 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop…

So much Halloween.

https://pagesix.com/tag/halloween-costumes/

Heidi’s Halloween.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/26/heidi-klum-reveals-secrets-behind-20-wild-halloween-party-costumes/

https://pagesix.com/2019/11/01/heidi-klum-reveals-gory-alien-halloween-costume-that-took-10-hours-to-create/

TV personalities dress up.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/halloween-costumes-tv-personalities-2019-costumes-kelly-and-ryan-good-morning-america-ellen-the-view-the-talk-more/

Daytime dresses up.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/31/daytime-tv-dresses-up-for-halloween/#1

👴 42 Is the New Old…

The new season of 90 Day Fiancé is here, and already the insults are flying.

https://nypost.com/2019/10/29/90-day-fiance-couple-were-not-a-sleazy-rich-guy-or-a-prostitute/

😕 Jim Edmonds, D-Bag Or D-Bag…?

The reveal. (And is Jim wearing eyeshadow in that picture?)

https://radaronline.com/photos/meghan-king-and-jim-edmonds-marriage-scandals-revealed/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

The accusations.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/10/meghan-king-edmonds-accuses-husband-jim-of-nanny-cheating/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Jim claps back.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/10/jim-edmonds-implies-wife-meghan-narcissist-amid-divorce/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

The nanny speaks.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/29/meghan-king-edmonds-nanny-speaks-out-amid-allegations-of-affair-with-jim/

Headed for divorce.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/26/meghan-king-edmonds-and-jim-edmonds-headed-for-divorce-amid-alleged-affair-with-nanny/

Maybe not.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/30/jim-edmonds-wants-to-make-it-right-with-wife-meghan-after-second-affair-allegations/

📺 Desperately Real Housewife…

Vicki grasps at storyline straws.

https://pagesix.com/2019/11/02/vicki-gunvalson-suing-rhoc-co-star-kelly-dodd-over-con-woman-statements/

🙇 The Countess Can Relax…

She’s probably just mad that Bethenny didn’t want to see her cabaret act for the thousandth time.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/29/luann-de-lesseps-says-rhony-cast-was-relieved-bethenny-frankel-left-the-show/

Remember Him…?

No reason you should. I don’t.

https://pagesix.com/2019/11/02/former-real-housewives-stars-son-slashed-in-jailhouse-fight/

Seriously. The Final Word…

I would have never suspected Varys.

https://pagesix.com/2019/10/31/emilia-clarke-reveals-culprit-behind-infamous-game-of-thrones-coffee-cup/

🐎 A Little Will…

In honor of Will Rogers‘s 140th birthday, a few quotes.

I never met a man I didn’t like

Papers say: Congress is deadlocked and can’t act. I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

This would be a great world to dance in if we didn’t have to pay the fiddler.

We all can’t be heroes, for someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

🍂 November Song…

Officially moving on from Halloween.

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2019 – Terry Confronts Franco, Hell Freezes Over, a Squeeze, So Close, Ignored & Halfway

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Hayden plays catch with Aiden in the park. As she runs backward, Finn grabs her.

Jax thinks Nina’s been avoiding him. She arrived late for the budget meeting, and left as soon as it was over. It’s clear she doesn’t want to talk to him. It’s no way to run a business. She agrees, and says professional communication is crucial. She asks if he has Crimson business to discuss. Is she falling short? He says they’re on budget, the readership is up; she’s delivered everything she promised. She says, they agree the magazine is thriving. Is there anything else he wanted to discuss? Unless he wants to discuss his campaign to undermine her fiancé.

Valentin walks into the MetroCourt restaurant, and sees Laura with Curtis. Laura tells Curtis she spoke to Spencer. He asks if Spencer was behind the search for the codicil in Mikkos’s will. She says her grandson has a casual relationship with the truth, especially if it’s something he wants. Curtis says, he denied it, and Laura says, uh-huh. He acted like it was no big deal, but she thinks he got her message. She wants to make it crystal clear that Spencer is not to be involved, or Lulu. The only person from her family who’s working with him is her.

Elizabeth runs into Charlie’s. Julian asks if something is wrong with Franco. She says she had him committed. It’s just for the time being. The more distance that’s put between him and Kim, the better, so Julian needs to leave town with her as soon as possible. Julian says he’s sorry, but he and Kim aren’t going anywhere. They’ve broken up.

Kim calls Franco from the park, and asks how he is. He says he’s been committed to Shadybrook, the latest in his humiliation. He’s glad to hear her voice though. She’s sorry Elizabeth is doing this to him; she has no right. He says, Franco is Elizabeth’s husband, and she thinks she does. He’s not insane. He’s in love with her, and what they have is real. She knows. Terry sees Kim, and asks if everything’s okay. Kim says no, but maybe she can help.

In the interrogation room, Diane says they all agreed, it was a clear-cut case of self-defense. Jordan says, that was before. New evidence has come to light. Diane says, it’s evidence based on hearsay. Jordan says, in addition to Sheri’s statement, they have evidence from another source that incriminates Sam. It’s Sam herself. Jordan plays a recording where Sam is saying she wants Shiloh dead and buried for what he’s done to her sister and the other women at DoD, and to her. She’ll do anything in her power to make that happen.

Finn tells Hayden, sorry. He thought she was going into the rocks. Aiden asks if Hayden is okay, and Hayden tosses the Frisbee back. Finn says he’s impressed, and she says he didn’t know she could throw things? She says, Aiden is great, and she’s realized, kids can be fun.

Sam says, that’s impossible, and Jason says, she’s being set up. Jordan asks if it’s her voice, and Diane tells Sam not to answer. She needs a moment with her client. Jordan steps out of the room, and Sam says, this is ridiculous. Diane tells Sam that she just moved from an uncontested, clear-cut case of self-defense to a possible charge of premeditated murder.

Valentin sees Curtis and Laura at the MetroCourt, and says, two birds with one stone. He can handle both of them. Laura asks why they need to be handled, and Valentin says he’s been a little busy planning the wedding, so it’s fortuitous to find them both in the same place. Laura says they were just discussing Cassandra. Unfortunately, the WSB won’t be able to extradite her to the Hague. Valentin says, she’s an international criminal. Laura says Cassandra will be standing trial there, and she’s going to have a front row seat. Who knows what secrets Cassandra will spill on the stand?

Terry asks what Kim needs, and Kim says Terry knows Elizabeth had Drew committed. Terry says she knows Elizabeth is concerned for her husband. Kim says Terry is Elizabeth’s best friend. Maybe she can get through. Terry isn’t sure she follows, and Kim says, what Elizabeth is doing is cruel. They sit on a bench, and Kim says, Elizabeth is punishing Drew. It’s not his fault. It was Franco’s choice to step in and save Cameron. Everything that happening is Shiloh’s fault, no one else’s. Terry asks what Kim wants her to do, and Kim says, Franco is gone; Drew is there. Her Drew. The Drew that remembers their love; Oscar’s father. Maybe she can help Elizabeth recognize that Drew is real. Pretending he’s crazy isn’t going to change anything. Terry takes Kim’s hands in her own, and says it was remarkable how Kim rallied again and again during Oscar’s illness, up until their last moment together. She was heroic Kim asks what that has to do with the pain Elizbeth is inflicting on Drew? Franco is gone, and Elizabeth needs to accept that. Terry says, maybe Elizabeth isn’t the one who needs to accept that someone is gone. Clinging to the memory of Oscar’s father won’t bring Oscar back. Kim says she should have known Terry wouldn’t understand. Terry says she understands Kim has experienced an extraordinary loss. Kim says, Franco is a memory. Drew is real, and he’s not crazy. Kim stomps off.

Elizabeth says Julian helped Kim through hell. He said he loves her, and Kim said herself that starting over with him was her only chance. Julian says, that was before she found another option. He’s sorry for what Elizabeth is going through. He thought all Kim needed was distance, but Franco has Drew’s memories, and Drew is Oscar’s father. Any connection to Oscar, no matter how tenuous, is more important to her than their relationship. Elizabeth says, so he’s just walking away? It’s clear that Kim is sick and confused. The connection she’s holding on to isn’t real. Franco is Elizabeth’s husband. Julian knows it’s a horrible situation, and he’s sorry she’s going through it, but there’s nothing he can do. Elizabeth says everyone knows who Julian is, and how willing he is to get his hands dirty. Don’t stand there and tell her that he won’t help, because he damn well will.

Julian says he’ll disregard what Elizabeth said because she’s angry. She has a right to be, but he can’t stop Kim from acting on her feelings. He’s truly sorry about that. She asks if he thinks saying he’s sorry will make it better. Sorry is when one of her kids comes home late or someone accidentally cuts her off. It’s not going to help her husband, or help Julian’s girlfriend from feeding into Franco’s illusion. She’s tired of everyone saying they’re sorry. They’re sorry they misjudged Franco; they’re sorry they didn’t catch Shiloh faster. They’re sorry there’s only a one in four chance she’ll get Franco back. She needs him to fight for Kim like his life depends on it, because hers does. She’s crossed lines she never thought she would to save her husband. She had him committed. Don’t offer her sympathy; help her.

Kim visits Drew, who says, it’s nice to see a friendly face; a beautiful face at that. He thanks her for coming, and she says, of course (🍷) she came. He needed her. He says it’s nice to be with someone who acts like they want to see him. She can’t believe it’s gone this far, and he says, Elizabeth is just desperate. She can’t accept that Franco is gone. He tried to convince Elizabeth that he’s real. Kim says they’re all victims of Shiloh, but he says he doesn’t think that helps. When he looks in Elizabeth’s eyes, he can see how she feels. Kim tells him, look into hers. He’s a good man, and she sees him. Bleh.

Jax tells Nina that he’s been dealing with the Cassadines off and on for many years. He trusts Alexis implicitly, but she’s the exception. Stephan and Nikolas tried to double-cross him, and he’d be naïve to think that Valentin isn’t a potential threat. Nina asks if he isn’t being a little melodramatic, and he says, not really. Since Valentin tried to drug him at their dinner party.

Laura asks if she said something upsetting, and Valentin says Cassandra means nothing to him. He’s too busy focusing on the wedding. Laura says she forgot what a hopeless romantic he is; always looking for his happily ever after. He says, it’s finally here. He heard Curtis is joining them at the bon voyage to his bachelorhood. Are they still on? Curtis says he can’t wait. Valentin tells Laura that Charlotte is looking forward to their visit, and asks when he should drop her off. She thinks it’s better if she spends the night at his place. Is that a problem?

Diane asks Sam, is there any chance… Sam says, none. Diane says even with their surveillance of Shiloh, which included allegedly illegal video and listening devices that she knows nothing about? Jason says, the house is clean. Diane says, it is now. Sam says she never said a word or expressed her feelings outside of there. If that’s her voice, the tape has been edited or cloned. Diane says then they’ll proceed with the argument that the tape is fake. Jason asks if they can request their own expert, and Diane says if he’s referring to Spinelli applying his illegal operations, it could be tricky. The court is about to close, and she has to act fast if Sam doesn’t want to spend the night in jail. Diane leaves, and Sam says they should have seen it coming. Of course (🍷) Shiloh would find a way to hurt them, even from his grave.

Valentin says Laura is Charlotte’s grandmother; she’s always welcome. He was under the impression that she was uncomfortable there. She says, because it was Nikolas’s home? He says, now it’s Charlotte’s home, and Laura says, that’s her point. Charlotte is excited about the wedding, and wants to help Nina get ready. Valentin thinks it’s a great idea. Charlotte will get the benefit of a good night’s sleep beforehand in her own bed. He asks what time she wants to come, and she says she’ll text what time she and Doc will be there. Valentin leaves, and Curtis says she’s good. Laura hopes it pays off. She only has one night to search Windymere.

Nina tells Jax that his statement is outrageous. He was perfectly fine at the dinner party. Jax says he told her Valentin tried to drug him. He thinks Hayden got the drink meant for him. Didn’t Nina notice how she was talking like she was given something to lower her inhibitions? Nina says maybe Hayden doesn’t know her limit. Jax says, true, he has no proof that Hayden got the drink meant for him. Nina says, or that the drink was drugged. Jax says he could press charges against Valentin for hiring Curtis to break into his office. Curtis would also be charged with corporate espionage. It’s a serious crime. Nina says he could do that, but there would be negative publicity for him. His security breached by the man he hired to run it? So much of business is the confidence people have in the CEO. Jax says, well played. They could call a truce. He likes her, and respects her judgment. Why she’s with Valentin, he’ll never understand, but she told him to stay out of her personal life, and he’s going to respect that. Nina has a better idea. Why not dive right in the middle of her personal life? If he wants to know the million reasons she loves Valentin, come to the wedding and see for himself.

Franco tells Kim, he’s being evaluated for schizophrenia, paranoia, and dissociative disorder. He has to prove his mind hasn’t been altered, and he’s capable of understanding his choices. Kim says she’ll be with him every step of the way. She’s going to help him find a lawyer to prove his competency. He thanks her, and says it would be great if he had an attorney interested in safeguarding his rights. She says he’s not alone. They’re going to face this together.

Hayden tells Aiden, nice catch, and he asks if he can get a snack. She tells him to stay where she can see him. Before he runs off, Finn says Hayden showed him Aiden’s finger-painting, and it’s a great use of color. Aiden says he doesn’t finger-paint; that’s for babies. Hayden tells Aiden to go quick, before there’s a line. She tells Finn, Aiden doesn’t like to talk about his finger-painting because it’s not age appropriate, and he doesn’t want to be compared to Jake. Finn says, you’re never too young for sibling rivalry. He asks how her stay with Elizabeth is going, and she says, good. She feels useful, like she’s helping out. He says she is. He feels terrible. Elizabeth was so happy on her wedding day. Now their lives have been turned upside down. Hayden says, and Elizabeth is watching the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with, build a future with someone else.

Sam tells Jason, it’s no secret that she hated Shiloh. Jason says the only person she told that to was him, and those weren’t the words she would use. She says what if she said it while she was drugged? He tells her not to fall into Shiloh’s trap, and doubt herself. They’re assuming the recording is fake. She just has to be patient. She says that’s his best virtue. Her, not so much. He says he’ll be with her every step of the way.

Diane tells Jordan that she’s going to make a motion that the recording be excluded as evidence. State law prevents anyone from being recorded without permission, and her client never gave it. Jordan says, only one person has to give their permission. Diane asks, who else was there? Jordan says, all in good time, and Diane says, the time is now. The recording is fake. Either Sam’s voice appears nowhere on it, or Sam’s words were pieced together. Knowing how she acquired this piece of evidence could point them in the right direction of the true criminal. Jordan says, Daisy disclosed it. She’s the one Sam is talking to. Diane says, Daisy remains an ardent supporter of Shiloh and Dawn of Day. She raided her trust fund to post Shiloh’s bail money. She’s hardly a credible witness. Jordan says that’s why Sam isn’t in jail. She made those threats… Diane says, which she ardently denies. Jordan says, until she hears back from audio forensics, Sam will remain in custody. Diane looks at Jason through the window, and shakes her head.

Jax says, Nina is inviting him to the wedding? She says he’s her boss. It’s only polite. He says she’s very generous, but he doesn’t know how her fiancé feels about that. Valentin walks in, and she says, ask him. Valentin says, ask him what? and she says she invited Jax to the wedding and he’s not sure how Valentin feels. Valentin says, clearly, Nina wants him there, so he should attend. Jax says he’d be delighted, and Nina says, it’s settled. She’s adding Jax to the guest list. He says he’ll see her tomorrow. He says he guesses he’ll be sitting on the bride’s side, but Nina says she and Valentin only have one side, and they’re on it together.

Elizabeth says she shouldn’t have gone off on Julian like that. Julian says he knows what it’s like to love someone so deeply, you start compromising what’s right. You start breaking rules before you realize it, you would risk anything. It’s a hard walk to walk. She asks if he thinks she’s going to quit, like he did with Kim. He says he didn’t quit. He just realized it’s not in his power to give Kim what she wants. Elizabeth says she knows Franco is in there, stranded behind Drew’s memories. What if he’s aware of what’s going on, and has no way of telling them. She can’t leave him like that. Julian hopes she gets what she needs, and she says, she needs her husband.

Aiden brings back a pretzel. Finn suggests mustard, but Aiden says he’s not a fan of yellow mustard; he prefers Dijon. He goes to play with the other kids, and Hayden says, he’s one of a kind. She likes the way Finn talks to Aiden, like he’s a person. Finn says he doesn’t discriminate based on height. His phone makes sounds, and he says it’s a time zone alert so he can call Anan when she’s awake. Hayden asks how Anna is, and he says, good. She can’t believe how much family Finn has accumulated in the time she was gone. He says he has a hard time wrapping his head around it sometimes. She must feel like that being with Elizabeth and her nephews. She says family is special to her, and he says he’s happy for her. He says he should go, and she says it was nice to see him.

Terry goes to see Franco. She says, hello, Franco, and he says if she’s waiting for him to recognize her, sorry. He doesn’t know her. She introduces herself, and says she and Elizabeth grew up together. She works with Kim, and she was Oscar’s oncologist. She grew fond of him and his parents. She’s there because Oscar would want her to look out for Kim. He says Kim isn’t in danger from him. On the contrary, he’s in love with her. Terry says, Kim is fragile. The strain of Oscar’s illness and death pushed her to the edge of reason. Franco asks if she thinks Kim being in love with him, and recognizing him as Drew, proves she’s crazy. She says, Kim is at her limit. Terry works with very sick kids, and knows the toll it takes on their parents. Kim is looking for healing and closure, and it takes time. She’s teetering on the edge of an emotional breakdown. The more swept up she gets in his situation, the closer she’s coming to losing herself completely.

Curtis asks Laura what that was about Valentin. Laura says, when Cassandra was arrested, she offered damaging information about Valentin in exchange for her freedom. Curtis says, and she turned Cassandra down? Laura says she didn’t see the point in exchanging on criminal for another, so she has absolutely no idea what it was, but Cassandra can provide a good distraction. Let Valentin think the threat is coming from Cassandra’s direction, while they proceed in another direction. Curtis likes the way Laura thinks. She says she only has tonight to search. Curtis says it’s a big house, and she’s looking for three sheets of paper, maximum. Laura says, hidden by Helena. She hates to admit it, but she knows how Helena’s mind works. It’s probably in a perverse location with a twist of dark humor. Helena appreciated her own sense of humor more than anyone else ever did. He asks if she thinks she can find it, and she says, if it’s hidden there, she can. Curtis appreciates how she’s staying on top of it, but they’re a team. He’s the P.I. Just lead him down the right path, and he’ll take it from there.

Hayden tells Finn there’s something she’s been keeping from him, and she can’t do it anymore. She lied about losing their child. She thought it was the right thing to do; to let him move on with his life. But there hasn’t been one day she hasn’t regretted it. They didn’t lose the baby. They have a daughter. She’s beautiful; the best of both of them. He doesn’t know how many times she’s dreamed of this moment. They hug.

Nina asks if Valentin minds that she asked Jax to the wedding. He asks if she’s kidding. He won’t even notice Jax. Nothing else matters than seeing her walking down the aisle to him. Nina says, except Charlotte and Sasha. She loves him today, tomorrow, and all the days after. Valentin says he can’t wait to give her everything, and she says, how about a hamburger? She’s starving. He says, his bride wants a burger, then a burger his bride will get.

Jax sits with Laura and Curtis, and says Hayden told him that she might have revealed the content of the document they’re trying to find. Laura says, he’s involved too? Curtis says he still needs to fill Laura in. Jax assumed Hayden would have told her. She says it’s the first she’s heard of it. But now that the cat is out of the bag, why would Jax be interested in the codicil to Mikkos’s will? He says since Valentin has been in charge, he’s decreased the value of Cassadine Industries. He’s interested in a certain elements of the company, but knows Valentin won’t sell them to him. With Valentin disinherited, he won’t be a factor. She says so he’s looking for leverage in a business opportunity. Curtis says, that sounds like a wise move. Jax says secrecy is at the request of the person they’re trying help. Laura says she understands, and Spencer is no longer involved. Her family’s involvement begins and ends with her. Jax says he respects her concerns. What’s next? Curtis says he and Laura have a plan they’ve set in motion.

Kim goes to Charlie’s. Julian asks if she needs something, and she says she found some of his things. She gives him a box, saying she thought he’d want them for the move to Manhattan. He tells her, thanks, but he’s not moving anymore. She asks what about his plans for a new bar? He says he’ll figure it out. Manhattan was about her. There’s nothing there for him anymore. She says she’s so sorry. She didn’t mean to hurt him. He says he knows, and Kim says he was right. She was lying to herself about the way she feels about Drew. Even though he’s in Franco’s body, it’s nothing she can stop or control. He says he knows it’s out of her control.

Franco says it’s not enough that Elizabeth is having him committed or thinks he’s sick for believing he’s Drew. Now Terry thinks Kim is sick for believing he’s Drew. Terry says, Kim is already emotionally fragile, and the added strain of dealing with his situation is too much for her. He says, no offense, but Terry has no idea what it’s like live in this twisted reality, and to be in the entirely wrong body. To look in the mirror and realize, you’re someone you were never meant to be. I laugh because he has no idea. He says, Kim is the only person in the world who accepts him for who he is. He loves her, and she loves him. Who the hell is Terry to tell him to give that up?

Hayden says Finn didn’t come to Rome. He says he was angry, and tried to get over her. He loves Anna, but he never stopped wishing for the life they’d planned. She says, he’s not angry? and he says he’s furious, but they’ll sort that out. He wants to see their daughter. Take him to her. They can be a family together. Elizabeth asks where Hayden was just now. Hayden says, in an alternate universe where everything works out the way it’s supposed to.

Jordan gets the forensics report. In the interrogation room, Diane tells Sam and Jason, this is a good news bad news situation. The recording is troubling, but Daisy is a less than credible witness. Audio forensics is checking it out now. Providing they can prove it’s a fake, she’ll have Sam out in no time.

Kim tells Julian that she doesn’t know how she would have made it through these last few months without his care. She does love him. Julian said he thought his love would help ease her suffering. She says, it did. As best as it could. Julian says he can’t help worrying that she’s walking into hurt. He tells her, take care of herself. She says she won’t be alone, and Julian says, yeah. Like an unconvinced yeah.

Terry tells Franco that she understands how it feels to be trapped. In fact, she thinks Kim is trapped too. She’s trapped inside her roll as a mother. She’s not seeing clearly. And Franco reminds her about a love that’s in the past. Kim won’t heal or move forward if this goes on. If he loved her, he would set her free.

Elizabeth asks Hayden to tell her about the alternate universe, and Hayden says, it doesn’t matter. What’s going on with her? Elizabeth says, the same. When she sees Franco, he’s getting farther and farther away. She’s never felt so alone. Hayden says she’s sorry. It’s a terrible thing to live with. She wants Elizabeth to know she’s there for her. Elizabeth thanks her, and says she’s there for Hayden too. They hug.

Valentin and Nina go to the MetroCourt, and see Jax sitting with Curtis and Laura. Valentin says that’s an interesting sight. It doesn’t bode well with him. Jax shouldn’t want anything to do with Curtis after Curtis was caught spying on him. Yet there they are, talking to Laura, who despises him. Nina says they’re probably saying nasty things about him, and that she’s a fool for marrying him, but all that matters is that they love each other. Valentin likes the way she thinks. They kiss, but he still has an eye on the table.

Laura says Valentin and Nina will be out of the house. As soon as Charlotte is in bed, she and Doc are free to search. Jax appreciates her help, but in a few weeks, this has spread to a few people – him, Hayden, Curtis, Laura, and now Doc. The longer they drag it out, the more people there are to mess up. They need a swift conclusion. Laura says, with a little luck, she’ll find what they’re looking for tonight.

Jordan comes back, and Diane says she assumes the tape is fake. Jordan says she ran the test twice. There’s no indication that it’s been doctored, and it matches Sam’s voice print. Daisy agreed to be recorded, so it’s admissible. The arrest stands. She’s charging Sam with the murder of David Henry Archer, aka Shiloh, and taking her into custody. Sam is cuffed, and Jordan tells the officer, take her to booking. Sam looks at Jason as she’s being led away, and he makes a worried face.

Tomorrow, Doc reveals something at Windymere, Peter asks how you throw a bachelor party for someone who has no friends, and Maxie arranges a spa day for Nina.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

We go back to last week’s ending, with Vicki saying  none of them have any intention of hurting each other. Kelly says if Vicki has no intention of hurting her, why is she always looking for dirt on Kelly? In Shannon’s interview, she says she brought them there for healing, but so far, the trip is a sh*t show. 

20 hours earlier. Shannon is excited to be there. 18 hours earlier. Kelly gongs Shannon’s head. 15 hours earlier. Shannon goes to the ER. 4 hours earlier. Kelly tells Tamra and Shannon that bringing Vicki was not being her friend. Vicki ruined her freaking life. 3 hours earlier. Emily and Gina argue. Not long ago. Shannon is feeling like the trip is an epic failure

Now. Kelly walks out. Vicki says Kelly is blaming her for her own bad reputation. She’s not allowed at her daughter’s school. Tamra asks what she means. Vicki says she doesn’t know if it’s still happening , but she couldn’t go to her daughter’s school. Emily asks if Vicki means Kelly is legally not allowed on the property, and Vicki nods. Tamra asks if Vicki knows this, or just heard it. Vicki says she doesn’t have a daughter who goes to that school. Emily asks how she knows, and Vicki says, schematics. Let’s just say she wasn’t allowed. At the end of the day, she didn’t damage Kelly’s reputation.

Kelly orders some food for herself, Braunwyn, and Emily. Braunwyn is glad she didn’t go. She tells Emily they’re going to be okay. In Emily’s interview, she appreciates the optimism, but feels emotionally drained. It was a difficult fight with Gina. It went deep, and things were said that were uncalled for. She still feels hurt. Kelly can’t believe what Vicki said, and Emily tells Kelly that, after she left, Vicki said she’s not allowed to set foot on the property at her daughter’s school. Kelly says she is too allowed, and Emily says she asked if Vicki meant legally not allowed, and she said yes. Kelly asks if Vicki is insane. She’ll call the school now, and prove it. She calls Michael, and asks if she’s allowed at Jolie’s school, and he says there’s no issue about her being around Jolie anytime. Kelly says, Vicki is a psycho bitch. Where does she get this information from?

Gina says she’s tired, and wants to take a nap. Tamra tells Vicki that she can’t say things like that. Don’t talk about the things she hears. Vicki says the lady sitting next to her when she was getting her hair done, has a daughter who goes to school with Jolie. She said Kelly can’t go to her kid’s school. She didn’t tell anyone. Tamra says, she just did. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Vicki brings this on herself. She throws a bomb, there’s an explosion, then she wonders what’s wrong. She tells Vicki to shut her effing mouth. If she didn’t hear it from Kelly, don’t repeat it.

Kelly calls Shannon, saying she heard Vicki said she’s not allowed on daughter’s school campus. Is she insane? Shannon has the phone on speaker, and Tamra and Vicki listen. Kelly asks how the hell she can say that. Shannon says Vicki told them it happened a long time ago. Kelly says, she’s a goddam liar. She can’t stop lying. Kelly says she told Vicki, she can’t do that, and the second she leaves, Vicki does it. She makes up lies, and she continuously goes after Kelly. Vicki says, tell Kelly to leave her alone. Tamra takes the phone, and says she told Vicki straight out, it’s not cool. Kelly says, what next? She’s a murderer? She can’t be around a psycho. Vicki takes the phone, and says she’s not a psycho. Kelly says she is. She’s a pig bitch, and a bleeping bleepity bleep. Kelly hangs up, and Vicki asks if Tamra is okay with how Kelly was talking to her. Tamra says she’s talking like that because of what Vicki said . In Tamra’s interview, she says, Vicki and Kelly are a lot alike. That’s the problem. She wants them to get along, but neither one of them is taking the steps they need get to get to that point. Vicki says, it’s Emily’s fault for repeating a rumor. She wouldn’t repeat something. Tamra says she just did.

Emily says maybe she shouldn’t have said anything, but Kelly says, it would have come out anyway. Vicki just keeps going .The food comes, and Kelly says she doesn’t know where Vicki gets it. Braunwyn thinks she makes it up. They talk about getting a text from Shannon about going to a beehive demonstration. Shannon told them they’d better bee-have. Kelly says she’s not going, and Emily says she shouldn’t be around someone who constantly says defamatory things. Braunwyn tells Kelly, don’t give her the power.

Shannon wants everyone to wear the leggings she’s gotten them. They’re going to have fun. She wanted to give everyone a fun gift, and who doesn’t like costumes? The leggings have each of the women’s faces on them. In Shannon’s interview, she says, get over it. Put the leggings on, and put a smile on your face.

A sign says, warning: active beehive. Braunwyn says Kelly is on the couch. She couldn’t even read. She’s angry. Back at the villa, Kelly gets into the pool nakey. Beekeeper Noel teaches introductory bee class. I would love this. He says the name of the game is, no exposed skin, He wants every square inch covered. Tamra tries to matchmake, saying Shannon likes him. They get into their bee suits, and Tamra tells Noel that Shannon is nice, single, and has a lot of money. Noel demonstrates using smoke to distract the bees, which makes them easier to work with. It doesn’t sedate them; it’s not that kind of smoke. Shannon says she’s afraid of bees. Vicki tells Noel to put his hood on, and he appreciates her concern, but says he doesn’t always use the gear. He takes out the honeycomb, and explains how bees work. Tamra says Vicki think she’s the queen bee, and Noel says she probably wouldn’t want to be one, since they mate with up to thirty bees, then spend the rest of their life laying eggs. Although it’s worse to be the drone she mates with, since he hurtles to his death afterward.  In Gina’s interview, she says she’s not doing as well as the bees. It’s getting cold, and so they go back, and huddle under blankets to drink champagne. Tamra asks what they’re doing tonight, and Shannon says, cooking dinner. She’s annoyed that they haven’t done something as an entire group.

Kelly calls Jolie from the pool. She wishes Jolie was there. She says, the others went on a bee excursion, and Vicki is being an a-hole. She’s making up lies again, and told everyone Kelly’s not allowed at her school. Jolie tells Kelly, Vicki is making this stuff up because she has a boring life. Whatever. In Kelly’s interview, she says, Vicki has nothing going on. Her kids have moved out, and she has a boring boyfriend, so she wants to invest her time in talking about Kelly. She tells Jolie that she couldn’t find a suit, so she’s kicking it live. Jolie tells her, that’s gross.

Gina apologizes to Emily. Emily tells her that she said a lot of mean things. We flash back again to their fight. She’s been sharing things with others, and not telling Emily. It hurt her feelings when Gina said Shannon was her best friend now. In Emily’s interview, she says she’s always been there for Gina, and that’s why it hurt so deeply. Emily says she knows Gina thinks it’s weird, but it was hard without Shane, then hard when he came back. They weren’t getting along, and him surprising her was a good thing. When Gina put that down, it hurt her feelings. She felt abandoned by Gina. In Gina’s interview, Gina says, that’s not what it feels like. That’s not abandonment. She tells Emily that’s she’s been going through catastrophic emotions, and acting weird. Things happened that the others could relate to more. They were more open to it because they’ve been there. In her mind, it was separate from what was going on with her an Emily. She wants that close connection, but they both have to make the effort to fix it. They hug, and Gina says she’s sorry, but she’s glad it happened. It needed to come to a head. In her interview, Gina says she regrets their fight. She could have been kinder. Emily is one of her best and dearest friends. She’s real and authentic, and Gina can’t imagine not having Emily in her life.

The ladies dress for dinner. Braunwyn asks if Kelly had a nice break, and Kelly says she went swimming. Kelly calls Brian, who’s at dinner with friends. She tells him that Vicki drove her nuts, and he tells her to stay calm. Vicki is trying to get to her. Kelly says, she’s doing a damn good job, but Brian says, it’s silliness. Kelly says Vicki is trying to ruin her reputation. Not that she has one to uphold. He tells her to be herself. Braunwyn suggests if Kelly gets frustrated or stressed, excuse herself and call Brian. He has a calming effect.

Tamra asks Shannon what they’re doing tonight, and Shannon says, cooking some things. Vicki says she’s getting circles under her eyes, and wonders what procedure she needs to have done. Tamra says she’s tired, and needs to recover. Shannon says when she’s exhausted, the only thing that wakes her up is a drink.

Kelly says she hangs out with Shannon, and talks to Tamra every day. They hurt her by bringing Vicki.

Shannon tells them, have fun and don’t fight. They realize they’re all wearing blazers from the same designer. Shannon babbles something loudly in Spanish about the tres amigas.

Kelly says, Vicki is persona non effing grata. Braunwyn tells her, just smile and nod, and makes Kelly practice. In Kelly’s interview, she says that’s not like her. She’s more like this. She gives the finger with both hands. Braunwyn says they’ll have fun if it kills them.

In Gina’s interview, she says she just needs one fun moment. She needs it like a crackhead needs a hit. The other girls come to their villa. Kelly stays quiet. Tamra says all they have is vodka and tequila. She asks if Kelly is okay, and Kelly says she has a migraine. In Gina’s interview, she says she’s stoked that Emily and Tamra are getting along. Maybe a little too well. She wonders if she should remind them about the sh*t they said about each other, and laughs. They toast to fun. Kelly smiles and nods. They clink glasses. In Vicki’s interview, she says if Kelly wants to talk about it calmly, she’s all about it. If not, you can’t force a friendship. She’ll just ignore Kelly, and not look for her to be kind.

They go to the resort restaurant. Emily wonders why they’re not making dinner, and Tamra says she can do that at home. Inside, stations are set up to make drinks. The instructor says they’re going to start with bartending, and learn how to make the restaurant’s signature drink Kelly flips her shaker a la Cocktail. In her interview, she says she has a master’s degree in partying. She has skills that can pay the bills. Shannon says she’s ready for food. They sit, and a chef says there are stations set up for them to create the first course – salad. Gee, that’s a hard one. In Emily’s interview, she says she’s an attorney and doesn’t think they should mix knives and alcohol with these women. Kelly has already committed two assaults. You don’t provide knives to batsh*t crazy a-holes. Tamra tells Kelly that she told Vicki what she said wasn’t cool. Kelly says, it’s obnoxious, and Tamra tells her that she said if Vicki doesn’t hear it directly from Kelly, don’t repeat it. In Kelly’s interview, she says, talk is cheap. Is Tamra sincerely trying to stop Vicki from spreading rumors? Not really. Braunwyn asks if Kelly has shared the texts Jolie got, but Kelly says she doesn’t need to. She doesn’t subscribe to still being friends with someone who causes her friends trouble. In her interview, she says she’s not an idiot. She knows Tamra is playing both sides. Where does her loyalty lie? She asks Tamra how she can continue being Vicki’s friend when Vicki does awful, disgusting things.

The chef tells them to take their salads to their seats. It does look good. Shannon says, cheers to an amazing salad. It’s called teamwork. Braunwyn demonstrates that she’s still lactating, and says she’s been nursing for nineteen years. A couple of takeaway points for me. She does look incredible for basically being pregnant for twenty years, and maybe it’s a mom thing, but how can they all be so interested in her mom boobs? Tamra says they are at the dinner table. Tamra asks Kelly about what they did after Vegas. She heard they crushed a car. We see a clip of them at the Dig This Amusement Park, doing exactly that. The car says Vicki and has a drawing of the emoji pic on the hood. Kelly says, they crushed sh*t up. She put Vicki’s face on it, if they must know. Tamra says Kelly destroyed Vicki’s face? and Vicki says she’s ugly; it’s okay. Tamra says they never said that. Kelly says she thinks Vicki is pretty, and Vicki thinks Kelly is pretty too. Everyone goes, aww! Shannon says Vicki told her that Kelly’s hair looked pretty at the airport. Vicki starts crying, and Kelly says she never hurt Vicki. She’s always been on Vicki’s side, and it’s disheartening to see her. Vicki doesn’t know what she’s done to Kelly. Kelly starts to cry, and says she never did anything to Vicki. She called Vicki a pig, and knew it hurt Vicki’s feelings, but she doesn’t really think Vicki is a pig. Gina thinks they love each other. Kelly doesn’t understand it, and Vicki says she surrenders. Kelly says it’s hard to look at Vicki, and Vicki hugs her, saying, they have a history. In Vicki’s interview, she says, hearing Kelly’s pain makes her feel bad. She feels accountable for the at least I don’t do cocaine comment. They locked eyes for the first time in a long time. Kelly tells Vicki that she doesn’t do cocaine or trains, and she’s allowed at her daughter’s school. Vicki says she’s done, and Tamra says they’re both sorry. Shannon wants them to make a promise; no more low blows. In Shannon’s interview, she says they’ve both been cruel, but she knows deep down, there’s a friendship. Kelly and Vicki hug. Kelly says Vicki ruined it with Jolie; she hates Vicki now. Vicki says she’s sorry, and Kelly says her too, but she’s only had Vicki’s back. In Kelly’s interview, she says she doesn’t want to continue with the ugliness. It hurts her feelings. She’s a kind person and has a heart. In Tamra’s interview, she says, hell has frozen over. She hopes it lasts. Shannon makes a toast, saying, cheers to the miracle of Miraval. Tamra says, let’s get naked, and Shannon says she knew that was coming.

Gina says Emily is her best friend, and she would never roll on her. She just got mad. Emily says she’s allowed. Tamra and Braunwyn get in the pool nakey. Vicki tells Tamra that she’s a grandmother and a mother; she needs to stop that. In Tamra’s interview, she says, to be part of the tres amigas, you have to be able to drink all night, take your clothes off at 3 am, and be a total a-hole. That means someone is getting kicked out. Bye, Vicki. Gina and Emily go to the hot tub at Gina’s casita. Braunwyn asks if it’s warm, and gets in. Gina says she’s not a nudie, but she’s adjusting. Tamra gets in next. Gina wonders what’s happening, and why is she the only one who brought an appropriate bathing suit.

Shannon gives a hard no to being outside and wet. Kelly gripes about getting older, saying, things are changing. Vicki says she’s going to be fifty-seven. How did that happen? They somehow get on the subject of furries (google it), and Braunwyn admits to having a threesome now and then. She and her husband have been together since they were teenagers. In her interview, Emily thinks it would be weird waking up the next morning. She asks where Braunwyn finds another girl, and she says it was a friend of a friend. Emily asks if they do it at Braunwyn’s house, but Braunwyn says, no; that would be weird. Like it’s normal to begin with. She says it’s more about her; her husband doesn’t have sex with the other girl. Gina is confused, and Braunwyn says she’s definitely straight, but she likes it occasionally, like every ten years. Tamra doesn’t think Eddie would go for that. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says she’d pick Tamra out of the group, and in Tamra’s interview, she says Braunwyn does have those luscious lips. She might be a little curious. In the hot tub. Braunwyn laughs like a dolphin.

Next time, Kelly tells Michael it hurts, Emily gets together with Alexis, Shannon gets rejuvenation in her nether regions, and Gina tells Tamra it was a pity date.

👌 Butt He Didn’t Mind…

In case you’re following the RHOP butt drama.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/rhop-michael-darby-andy-cohen-butt-ashley/

🚇 Almost Done…

LuAnn sees the light at the end of the probation tunnel.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/rhony-luann-de-lesseps-sober-completing-probation-might-change-mind-battery-arrest/

🚴 Well, She’s a Little Busy…

Like Bethenny has time to see more cabaret.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/luann-de-lesseps-rhony-cast-do-not-talk-bethenny-frankel-after-she-left-show/

🌓 You’re Half Week Life Is Here…

So step lively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2019 – Shiloh On the Loose, Last Day Of the Last Charter, B-ing Strong, Another Season, a Sudden Goodbye, Some Fluff & Portable Party

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

So sorry – I missed the very beginning. Sometimes dog duty calls. You’ll figure it out.

Confined to a hospital bed, Franco says, now is when Elizabeth tells him it’s a huge misunderstanding and he’s being released. He guesses not. Clearly, Elizabeth is a very determined woman. She tells him that he gave her no choice, since he won’t accept what the surgeons have told him. He was leaving town, never to return. He says she’s keeping  him from the woman he loves; the woman who had his child. He has no interest in hurting Elizabeth, but she needs to accept the truth. He loves Kim. Elizabeth has no claim on him, and no right to keep him. Scotty comes in, and says, not true.

Kim tells Julian that she tried to call him. He says he got her message, but he was stuck at Charlie’s with some last minute repairs. By the time he was done, he figured she was in bed, and he crashed in the back room, like old times. Kim says, it seems like a million years ago. He says her message sounded sad; what’s happening? She says she wanted to tell him how grateful she is for him. He says he’s the one who’s grateful. She changed his life. She made him a better man. He knows that now. The other day, he came close to making a choice he would have regretted, and would have put their future in jeopardy, but he had a moment of truth. He saw her beautiful face and knew he couldn’t betray her faith in him. She hugs him, and he says, from now on, it’s the Manhattan skyline and Sundays in Central Park. How about if he helps her take her luggage down. They’ll throw what they need in the car, and go tonight. Kim notices the envelope she was going to leave for him.

Epiphany tells Carly, Dr. Navarro is ready. Carly tells Sonny that he doesn’t have to wait, but he says his place is there. Epiphany says, sometimes he gets it right, and he says, if he doesn’t, she’ll tell him. Epiphany says, right again, and wheels Carly off to her appointment.

On the phone at the Haunted Star, Dev asks when the ferry is leaving. He says, tomorrow morning. His destination? Canada. All the way to Port Stanley.

Josslyn gives Jax the boarding school brochure, and says she found this. Her mom and Sonny are thinking about it for her.

Finn tells Peter that he’s misinformed. Franco isn’t his patient. Peter says Finn knows about Franco having the option of his memory being restored.   ** peter som ptions correct restor mem** Finn asks if he’s doing a story on Franco, or is he asking because of his own interest. Peter says, selling newspapers and driving internet traffic is a priority, but his interest is also personal. Finn says, that’s right. Peter was there for the initial transfer. Maybe Peter can answer some questions for him.

Chase tells Jason and Sam, the van was found abandoned, and the guards were gone. There’s no trace of them; nothing. The only thing they found is a pair of handcuffs. Sam says, Shiloh is a menace, not a superhero. Chase wonders if DoD helped Shiloh escape, but how would they know the route? Jason says, maybe it was an inside job.

Shiloh is sorry Bobbie recognized him, but she says, Just keep going, and she won’t tell anyone. He says then she won’t mind if he borrows her car. He opens the door and sees Wiley in the car seat. She tells him, just go. She’ll give him all the money in her purse. He tells her that she has something far more precious. She can give him his son.

Franco says Scotty and Elizabeth were in this together. Scotty was never going to defend him; he was going to drag out the trial as long as possible. Who’s his real client? Him or Elizabeth? Scotty says, his son. He just doesn’t know it yet. Franco says Scotty’s son is gone. Scotty can’t help him. Scotty says he’s done his research, and the law is clear. A spouse can file for guardianship when the husband or wife is incapacitated, and make medical decision. Franco says he’s not Scotty’s son. Scotty says Franco doesn’t believe his own driver’s license, and doubts who he is. The whole world is wrong, and he’s right. They’ll see how that plays out in court. Franco says it’s his life, and he gets to decide how he lives it and who he spends it with. Elizabeth says he told her at their wedding reception that he wanted to be by her side for the rest of his life. He told Cameron that he’d be back. So yes, she’s fighting for him to have that chance. He says, strapped to a bed in a mental ward? She says she’s not doing this to punish him. She’s doing this because she loves him.

Julian tells Kim, it felt good realizing he’d turned a corner with his character. The first step in being a man she can be proud of, and who will make her happy for the rest of her life. He sees the envelope, and asks, what’s this? Their first love letter? Does he have to write one? He knows he’ll get choked up when he reads it. Kim says it’s not what he thinks.

Sonny asks if Carly is okay, and Epiphany says, she’s doing well. How is he? He says he’s good, and she tells him have seat with her. She says, there are a lot of nervous daddies out there, even the experienced ones. Sonny knows how that is. She says he thinks he does, but because they’re friends, she’s going to be straight with him. Because she’s the head nurse, she reads the repots and confers with the doctors. Sonny asks if she knows the diagnosis. Epiphany says, every parent leaving with a newborn is facing something. Sometimes it’s right away, sometimes later, but all babies are perfect in God’s eyes. Does he get what she’s saying? He does.

Jax tells Josslyn that he can’t imagine her mom would want to send her away. Josslyn suggests it’s because she cut classes the first day, but Jax says, of course (🍷) not. They’re just worried about her. They know it’s been difficult for her without Oscar. Did she mention transferring schools? Josslyn says, no. She mentioned something about being homeschooled, but she wasn’t serious. Jax says maybe she misunderstood, but Josslyn says, how? There’s only one reason she found that. They want to send her away.

Peter tells Finn that his father was adamant about wanting Jason killed as soon as the transfer happened, but he hid Jason in the hospital. jason was severely injured, and it took years of rehab and care. Finn says it would have been nice if he’d let the family know, but Peter says he couldn’t take the risk. Finn says, fair enough. He saved Jason’s life. Peter says Dr. Cabot had it out for him. He wishes he could have done more. Franco has Drew’s memories, and Andre hopes to reverse the procedure? Finn says Andre thinks he can, but he was clear on the possible risks; there’s a one in four chance Franco will be in a permanently vegetative state. Peter says, tragic, and Finn says, the other outcomes are, he could restore Franco’s memories – Peter says, the best outcomeor there could be no effect. Franco will just continue with Drew’s memories. Peter says, disappointing, and Finn says, or they could intensify. He’ll have a clearer recall of Drew’s past; his capture and what happened when he was in Faison’s hands.

Jason asks Chase if there was any sign of a struggle. Chase says, nothing obvious; no blood trail. Someone had to be in on it. Chase’s phone rings, and he says he’ll meet them there. He tells Jason and Sam, one guard was found unconscious; a blow to the head. They’re bringing him to GH. He’s going to question the guard, assuming he regains consciousness. Jason asks where he was found, and Chase says, not far from the prison. Is Jason thinking of driving out there? Jason says he might take a look, and Chase says keep him informed. He leaves, and Sam asks what Jason is looking for. Jason says, the best option of escape is by boat. He thinks Shiloh is going to head for the closest port, lay low, and wait for the next boat. She asks what he wants her to do, and he tells her, go to GH. See if she can listen in when Chase questions the guard. His phone battery is low, so Sam trades phones with him. She tells him, be careful, and he says, her too. This is what the two of them always say instead of goodbye or see you later.

Bobbie yells for help. She shouts that her grandson was kidnapped. She tells herself, think. She decides she’ll have to walk to get help, but she gets dizzy. She falls to the ground, unconscious.

Franco says, he gets it. As misguided as it is, Scotty loves his son, and Elizabeth obviously loves her husband, but that’s not him. Franco is gone and he’s not coming back. Scotty says he doesn’t know about that. There could be a chance. Franco says, it’s a risky procedure. Elizabeth says he’s hung up on his fantasy past with Kim because he can’t hack the reality they share. He forgot, but she didn’t. There’s something else he doesn’t realize. She knows the real Drew Cane. The one who won medals, and took the flight to bring Franco back to himself, and them.

Kim tells Julian, the past came crashing back and took hold of her. She realized her mistake, and how it could affect her future; the future with him. He says, this is about Franco, He brings back memories of Drew. It’s like having the time back, and she remembers how Oscar came to be. He helped keep Oscar alive. Julian understands. Kim suggests they just go to New York like they planned. She’s ready to go tonight. Julian knows Kim and Franco kissed, and he accepted that, but was there more? What exactly happened last night?

Epiphany wheels Carly back out, and Carly says she and the baby are fine. Epiphany says she looks forward to meeting the baby. In the meantime, go home and enjoy their last few weeks of sleeping through the night. Sonny tells her that he appreciates her words. She leaves, and Carly asks what that was about. Sonny says, friendship. He asks what the doctor said, and she says, the ultrasound showed the baby is right on schedule and getting bigger. The position hasn’t changed. Sonny says they should take Epiphany’s advice and rest. The 2 am feedings are going to happen sooner than later. Carly says Avery has a school bake sale tomorrow. Sonny has to bake brownies. He says he’s not doing it, and she says then he needs to stop by the MetroCourt and get some pastries. Lucky she owns it.

Jax tells Josslyn that he could see floating it past Sonny, but he can’t imagine her mom considering boarding school. She says she knows she’s been stressing Carly out. Maybe she thinks they’d be happier with some distance. Jax says, it’s the last thing she wants. They’ll figure something out. Josslyn says she has. She’s moving in with him.

Peter says, so there’s still a chance to restore Franco to himself? and Finn says, that’s the best outcome for him and Drew. Anna blames herself for giving Drew Andre’s location, but there’s no way she could have known. Finn’s phone dings, and he says he has to get back. Peter says he looks forward to doing this again. He’ll pay the tab, and Finn can get the next one.

Shiloh brings Wiley to the Haunted Star. That boat has been more active lately than it is when it’s open. Dev watches Shiloh from his hiding place.

Chase asks how the guard is doing, and the doctor says, he’s lucky. There’s no apparent injury, and his vitals are good. There’s no sign of head trauma, but they’re doing a CT scan to make sure. The guard opens his eyes, and Chase says he’s in the hospital. The guard says, they’ve got to catch him. Chase says they’ve got that covered, but he says, not just Shiloh. The other guard jumped him, and set the prisoner free.

Sam answers Jason’s phone, and says, Dev? Dev says he needs Jason. Tell Jason that he’s on the Haunted Star. Tell him… The phone goes silent. Dev has been knocked out.

A car pulls up near Bobbie. Jason runs over to her, and asks if she can hear him.

Scotty says Franco made a choice, and now he’s making one for him. Franco gave his life for someone he doesn’t recognize. He wishes it didn’t have to be this way, but it is. He has to get going, and tells Franco this is what’s right. He hopes one day, Franco thanks his father for what he did. Sometimes loving someone means making a difficult choice for someone else. Franco says they want him to undergo a procedure that could leave him in a vegetative state. If they loved him, they’d forget he existed. Just like they said; he’s nothing but delusion. Elizabeth says, forget about him. How can he do this to Franco?

Julian says, what happened last night was more than a kiss, and Kim says, wow. He guesses he should have taken her call, but he was too busy getting ready, while she was too busy getting busy. She says she never meant for it to happen. She says she was leaving. Her mind was made up, and in an instant, everything changed. It would be so easy to put it on Franco, but she’s to blame. It’s so familiar. It was like reconnecting with Oscar’s father. Julian says, and that’s what she wants. Why would she want a guy who sold his restaurant to follow her? Who changed his life, and became better for her? For them? Kim says she’s sorry. She doesn’t know how to grieve Oscar, or how to deny Franco when he remembers everything about her and Drew. She can’t pretend it’s orderly. It’s messy, and complicated, and she doesn’t know what to do. Julian says she’s in pain and wanted comfort, but instead of turning to him, what did she do? Was she going to run away… He says, that’s what the letter is about. She says she was going to explain, and he asks, how? She’s leaving him for another man; thank you, have a nice life. That about sums it up.

Jax says he’d love nothing more than to have Josslyn move in with him, but he wants her to have her own room that she can decorate herself. She can’t until he buys something. They’ll get to the bottom of what’s going on; he promises. He didn’t come halfway around the world for her to go to boarding school. She tells him that she’ll spend the night in his suite tonight.

Peter’s phone rings, and he says, is it done? Shiloh asks if Peter means is he dead? No, sorry. It didn’t happen. Peter probably expected to hear from the guy he planted to kill Shiloh, but he’s not there. Peter asks what Shiloh wants, and Shiloh says, an apology for starters. He’s all about redemption, even for people who don’t feel the same. He has two phones. The burner phone he’s talking on, and another one he came across. It has names like Jason and Sonny in it. Peter asks again what he wants, and Shiloh says, cash. He wants all the cash Peter can get his greedy hands on. He’s on the Haunted Star, and if he sees any backup, he’ll sing like a bird about Peter’s involvement with Helena. He can kiss the sweet life he’s created goodbye.

The doctor asks in what condition Jason found Bobbie, and he says, she was unconscious. The doctor asks if she regained consciousness at any point, but Jason says, no. He asks if Bobbie has any preexisting conditions, and Jason says he thinks she was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Sam gets to the Haunted Star and sees Dev on the floor. She runs over to him. Shiloh pops out, and says it’s nice of her to join them. Can he make her some tea? It’s going to get pretty crowded on that boat in about fifteen minutes.

Elizabeth tells Franco, in nursing school, they were taught to be objective. She called on her skills, and weighed the risks. She searched her heart, and knows what she stands to lose. It shouldn’t be new to him. In Afghanistan, he put his life on the line every day. He got awarded for distinguishing combat action and extraordinary heroism. She wants him to be Drew. Be that hero again.

Julian says maybe he was wrong, thinking he was the only one who could help; that love was that powerful. He guesses it’s not. He’s not perfect. He never has been. He can spend the rest of his life not breaking any rules, and never catch up. She says he’s the only reason she’s functioning at all right now. He says he could forgive her. How can he blame her for wanting to ease the pain of losing her son, but then he finally has to admit that it’s always been Drew. Not the phantom, the feeling in love exalted memory. Not just the guy, the war hero she fell in love with seventeen years ago. She says she loves him too, but Julian says, just not the same way. She’ll never go over to him. It’s always been Drew.

The guard tells Chase that he’d never worked with the other guy. Chase asks what his name was, and the guard says, it was pure vanilla, Dave Smith. Chase says he’ll run it anyway. He asks if the guard can give a description; a general description is fine. The guard says he’ll do his best, and Chase says that’s good enough for him.

The doctor tells Jason that Bobbie is in a hypoglycemic state. Her blood sugar spiked, but they started treatment, so she should be fine. Jason says he needs to speak to her; it’s important. The doctor says, she’s in and out; make it quick. Jason goes in, and Bobbie wakes up. He asks if she can tell him what happened. She says, Shiloh.

Sam says, he’s breathing, and Shiloh says, of course (🍷) he is. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. His call did bring Sam to him, so maybe it’s fate. Here they are, together again, but this time there’s no Jason to get between them. Well, not right this minute.

Elizabeth tells Franco, if he’s really Drew, be Drew. Do the right thing, and make the sacrifice. He says, easy for her to say. It’s an experimental procedure, and he has a one in four chance of being a vegetable. She says she’s not taking it lightly, but she knows if there’s a chance for Franco to come back, he’d take it. She knows Franco is in there. The man she’ll love forever. The man who was willing to die for her son. She’ll never stop fighting for him. She’ll never stop fighting for them.

Julian puts the envelope down. Kim asks if he’s not even going to read it, and he says, no. He doesn’t need to. Besides, it’s addressed to someone else. His name is Julian. He walks, and I say, good job, Kim.

At the MetroCourt, Jax approaches Carly and Sonny’s table. Carly asks, what’s up? and Jax says, a miscommunication. At least, Josslyn hopes it is. Sonny asks if something is going on. Josslyn was fine earlier. Jax says, not now. She’s pretty upset. She wants to move in with him, and she’s staying at the hotel tonight. Carly asks, why? and Jax shows her the brochure, saying, because of this. Josslyn thinks it’s for her.

Jason asks if Shiloh took Bobbie’s car. Bobbie says he pulled her over, and told her to get out. He was wearing a uniform, and she thought he was a police officer. She didn’t recognize him until it was too late. Lucas comes in, and asks, what happened? Jason says he found Bobbie passed out, and Lucas asks, where’s Wiley? His mom picked Wiley up. Jason asks if Wiley was still in the car when Shiloh pulled her over, and Bobbie says, Shiloh has Wiley.

Sam thinks they should get Dev to a hospital, but Shiloh says, he’ll be fine. She says he knows nothing about kids, and he’s out of options. He’ll never make it. His best hope is to give himself up. If he helps Dev, it will work in his favor; she’ll speak up for him. Shiloh says, that’s really nice, but no way. There’s no way she’s conning him. She’s right. He doesn’t have experience with kids, but he’s willing to learn. He brings Wiley out, and says, luckily, he has Wiley to teach him.

Tomorrow, Jax says if it gets worse he’s coming to Sonny for answers, Brad tells Lucas this wouldn’t have happened if not for him, and Shiloh says he has too many hostages. Just wait five minutes, he’s going to have a lot more.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Antibes, France. In her interview, Anastasia says, hallelujah. She and Jack finally had sex, and she’s pleased with the merchandise. She tells Hannah that she only had an hour of sleep. Hannah feels like she’s under a microscope. Her whole season was based on her relationship with Captain Sandy, and she’s not messing it up now. João says he has a virus and a fever, but he’s fine to work. In the captain’s interview, she says she can’t allow João to infect the crew. He needs rest, and she needs to quarantine him. She tells Travis to be the bosun. He has to pick up the guests in Monaco. In Travis’s interview, he says he actually knows more than João. Provisions come in, and Anastasia asks Ben to help, which totally offends him. He tells Hannah to tell her stews not to tell him what to do. The inside dining table is totally covered with all kinds of decorating supplies that Hannah has pulled out. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says the weather is unreliable, especially now that winter is coming. She has to depart early to pick the  guests up. The pressure’s on.

Travis jokes that one must have a deep-rooted passion to do yachting. The sea is seriously rough, but he thinks it will be an easy charter. João’s temperature is still 102. In Colin’s interview, he says Travis has had a million years’ experience, and he’s great, but off the boat, they have problems. The only prescription for João is more yachting. The captain calls for the interior to be on deck. In Ben’s interview, he says he’s been in yachting for fifteen years. He started as a first officer on his first job, but the captain found out he could cook, and the rest is history. In João’s interview, he says he’s hearing Travis on the radio. He thinks Travis is doing a doing great job, but wants to be doing his job. They dock.

The boat is readied for the last charter. The captain calls all crew to the main salon. She tells them that they’ve been challenged by the weather, but hopefully, they can do water sports on the last day. João is looking forward to seeing what they pull together for the last charter. In Hannah’s interview, she says, when they have to stay in, the interior goes up a notch. Ben says, less love, more work. In his interview, he says, the last charter has to be perfect. It would be a shame for him to fly in all the way from Florida to do three half-assed charters. The guests arrive.

Captain Sandy welcomes the guests, saying, the weather is obviously not the greatest of conditions, but they’re happy the guests are here. Champagne is served, and Hannah does the tour. In her interview, Hannah says guest Dan is looking fine, but – she slaps her own hand – that’s not happening. Anastasia says it’s the first time she’s ever seen guests pack light. João tells Colin that he’s tired, and Colin says he’s got this. Ben makes up a cheese plate. He follows the plate to the guests, and says they’re not agreeing with each other on their preference sheets. In his interview, he says it puts a strain on cooking when the guests have nothing else to do but eat. He tells them he’s making a five-course dinner, and no one said they don’t like snails. One guest is leery, and he asks what if he hides it? and she tells him that would be okay.

Hannah tries to eat, and wonders why the girls aren’t answering the radio. The captain wonders why Colin is ordering drinks, and tells Hannah to have one person keep an eye on the guests. In the captain’s interview, she thinks because the stews are friends with Hannah, they think they don’t have to do their jobs. Jack and Aesha flirt. Ben tells them to get out of the galley and make themselves useful. In Hannah’s interview, she says they have two massive theme parties. She’s been spending her break and sleep time making sure this goes off without a hitch, to impress the guests and the captain.

João says he’s freezing, and Colin says João looks like death. He’s going to sleep in the crew mess just to be safe. Colin tells the captain that it’s a million degrees, but  João is freezing. The guests talk about their college days, and a Willie Nelson concert. In Aesha’s interview, she says, it’s so boring. It’s the most boring thing in the world. There’s nothing more boring than that. Anastasia wants to wow the pants off the guests. She doesn’t want Captain Sandy coming down on Hannah about table décor. The captain checks out the Great Gatsby themed table, and says, it looks great. In her interview, she says, finally. It’s what she’s been wanting, and she’s loving this. Colin tells Aesha about sleeping in the crew mess, and she invites him to share her and Jack’s cabin.

The guests dress up for the Great Gatsby dinner. Ben tries to open something, but can’t. Colin does that desperate thing many of us do, trying to open it with his teeth. Ben is having trouble finding a serving spoon. He says the guests requested a French themed menu, and he’s throwing the book at them. Shouldn’t that be le livre? He jokes about hiding the snails. A couple of crew members gather in the galley, but Ben says he wants silence when he’s plating, and it’s like a circus in there. Possibly the biggest exaggeration ever. Now he can’t find his plating tweezers. In his interview, Ben says he usually doesn’t want to eat his own food, but he feels like he’s missing out on this dinner. Big risks yield big rewards, and it was bloody good.

Aesha and Jack hug. He wonders, since they’re boyfriend and girlfriend, is it all downhill from here now? She’s not sure, but he hasn’t seen her in her granny panties yet. In Jack’s interview, he says maybe he should have put it off for a little longer. A few guests get in the hot tub. Dan flirts with Hannah, and in her interview, she says she can look, but can’t touch.

Travis is glad this is the last charter. Captain Sandy says they’re going to leave the dock, and show the guests what they can do with the yacht crew. I’m not sure what that means, since it’s not like they make the food or entertainment. Do they have hidden talents? Will they be the cancan dancers??? Anastasia has set the indoor table, and the captain asks why, since the weather is beautiful. Anastasia says Captain Sandy is right; she made a poor judgement call. It was a mistake. The captain tells her, take everything out, and Anastasia curses her life as soon as Captain Sandy is out of earshot. They prepare for departure, and pull out. They anchor down, and the guests have breakfast. João feels great, and whistles while he gets dressed. He can’t wait to go back. Captain Sandy tells them to put out the water toys. It will be amazing. João says he’s 100% better, but the captain doesn’t want him to be around the guests. Hannah calls for Anastasia, who is busy taking pictures. In Hannah’s interview, she says, here we go again, and we flash back to June, June, Hannah. She says, you can do your job for two more days.

Hannah doesn’t want to come down on Anastasia with an iron fist. Anastasia works well with praise, but crumbles under criticism. The water toys go out. Colin thinks it’s a baller move for primary Randy to bring his girlfriend on a trip like this. He takes his dates to McDonald’s to eat off the dollar menu. Hannah confirms the cancan dancers. Ben thinks he hit the wall again. João is surprised the boat hasn’t sunk. In Ben’s interview, he says Hannah is pressured to have the stews like her. Friendship overrides hierarchy, and when there’s no hierarchy, there’s no accountability. He tells Hannah, the girls nap longer than he sleeps. Captain Sandy tells Ben, it’s like the last supper. She’s noticed that the chefs she’s worked with count meals, not days.

João says he’s good for anchor watch. He feels guilty, and thinks it’s the least he can do. Everyone can get a full breakfast. Cancan dancer Mandy calls Hannah, saying she and the dancers at on the dock. Travis goes to pick them up. Anastasia says she’s never been so committed to table décor. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says when Hannah applies herself, and applies it to her team, it’s mind blowing. She doesn’t want to come down on Hannah to get this result. The guests are seated for dinner, and are properly impressed with the table.

The captain asks João how he’s feeling, and he says he’s a little bit under the weather. The dancers warm up. Insecure Ben asks if there have been any comments, but Aesha says, no. He wonders why something wasn’t eaten, and Aesha suggests he check with Hannah, since she’s been at the table more. In his interview, Ben wonders why Hannah is rushing things. He can’t be rushed, and she knows this. Ben tells Captain Sandy that he’s losing it. He’s forgetting what he just did. João and Jack snap towels at each other. Hannah tells the guests that she’s taking them upstairs for a little surprise.

The cancan girls dance. In her interview, the captain says she’s proud of Hannah. She tells Hannah, it’s mind blowing (her phrase of the week). Everyone loves it, and she wishes they’d seen more of it. In Aesha’s interview, she says the interior stepped up, and she’s proud of them. We did a great job. Jack takes to Hannah about Dan, asking if she can suggest they meet when the charter is over. The guests are ready to go to bed, and Dan asks if he can have a whiskey nightcap. He meets Hannah in the longue bar. In Hannah’s interview, she says it’s the last night of charter, and she deserves a break. She asks if Dan has had a good trip, and says it’s a pity he’s not staying longer. They flirt without flirting, and Hannah finds out that he’s seeing someone at home. He says, it’s very new, but her balloon has already deflated. João walks by, and in his interview, wonders what he interrupted. In the galley, he jokingly tells Hannah to maintain her professionalism, and she says she is.

Anastasia complains to Ben that she has nowhere to poop after her morning coffee. She doesn’t want to wake up Hannah. Thanks for the visual. Travis tells the deckhands to put all the water toys out, so when the guests wake up, they’ll be happy. Anastasia makes parchment paper for the decorations. Captain Sandy comes out, and tells Anastasia the table isn’t set. The deckhands have the toys out, and she didn’t even have to ask. That’s real yachting. Why can’t she get interior to work that way. Anastasia says they’re not having brunch until 10:30, but the captain says, a set table is a priority. It’s number one. She tells Anastasia to wake everyone up. She’s pissed. Hannah tells the captain the same thing Anastasia did about brunch being at 10:30, and says she has no idea why a table wasn’t set.

In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says she’s getting excuse after excuse. It’s the last day of the last charter, and she’s sick and tired of having this conversation. Aesha tells Anastasia that it’s a Captain Sandy typhoon; she’s pissed. The captain tells Hannah, if someone wakes up, there’s nowhere to sit and have coffee. What’s inviting? Hannah says, the view is inviting, but the captain says there’s nothing on the table. Hannah says she’s never done that, since the glassware might get salty. Captain Sandy says, then put the décor out. If she chartered the boat, she’d want the table set when she wakes up. She wants Hannah to make sure everyone is up. The deck crew is up. They were on anchor watch, and washed her effing dishes last night. She tells Hannah not to exacerbate her already upsetness [sic]. Wisely, Hannah says, sorry. In Hannah’s interview, she says her main priority has been to build a relationship with Sandy. She’s shut her mouth, had no breaks, and barely slept. She’s effing done. Find yourself another chief stew. The captain gripes some more, saying Anastasia said they’re too busy, when the deck crew has set up, and there’s nothing going on with interior. Where’s the OJ? Anastasia says brunch is at 10:30, but Captain Sandy wants it now, and she wants everybody up.

Next time – the Finale – Jack wonders how João puts up with him, a fire on a nearby boat, Captain Sandy wants to cry, Hannah says she can’t do it anymore, and the captain says yachting is not Hannah’s passion.

📖 Turning a Page…

Bethenny keeps on keepin’ on.

https://extratv.com/2019/09/22/bethenny-frankel-talks-her-next-chapter-after-rhony-exit/

☎ Best Lawyer Ever…

I only saw the first season and a half, but I would definitely call Saul.

https://extratv.com/2019/09/22/how-many-more-seasons-of-better-call-saul-are-left-bob-odenkirk-seems-to-know/

🌇 Farewell To the Captain…

The Devil’s Rejects is high on my list of favorite horror films, but he had quite an illustrious career. There’s also an early roll call of the celebrity dead on the page.

https://extratv.com/2019/09/23/horror-favorite-sid-haig-dead-at-80/

👠 The Important Stuff…

The clothes and parties.

https://extratv.com/photos/emmys-2019-parties/

🎉 My Kind Of Party…

You can take it with you anywhere, and it’s a lot cheaper to throw.

 

September 10, 2019 – Julian Learns the Truth, Dr. Deb Meets the Girls, Tinsley Walks, Bethenny Moves On, Tamra Fights, BH Newbie, Dorit Grilled & Middle

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Julian says, Nelle Benson is Wiley’s birth mother, and Michael Corinthos is Wiley’s birth father, right Brad? Brad says if Julian needs to hear him say it, yes. He stole Sonny Corinthos’s grandchild.

At the hospital, Maxie tells Peter, if Sasha doesn’t like it, she doesn’t deserve to be working at Crimson. Peter says, it’s sure to be her most prized possession. She suggests taking James to the park, and Peter says he has to do something first. Maxie tells him that she’s really, really happy about this… us. Peter says he is too. She leaves to see Sasha, and he makes a phone call. He wants to know why Andre is still alive.

There’s a knock on Franco’s hotel room door, and Monica opens it to find Jason. He says he’s there to see Franco, but he also has something important to tell her. She says, that doesn’t sound ominous at all, and Jason comes in. She asks, what is it? and he says, Drew’s plane disappeared.

Kim flashes back on kissing Franco. Elizabeth unexpectedly comes out of the elevator, and Kim babbles a little, asking Elizabeth how she is. Elizabeth says she’s hanging in there. Kim knows it must be so difficult with Franco gone. He’s not gone physically, but… Elizabeth says, his memories have been replaced with Drew’s. Kim asks how the boys are, and Elizabeth says, Jake and Aiden are confused. Obviously, they all are, and Cameron has been a huge help in trying to convince the boys everything is going to be okay. Which was made a little more difficult when he saw Kim and Franco kissing.

Josslyn sits by the plaque in Oscar’s Meadow. Michael comes by and asks if she shouldn’t be in school. She says she cut. Michael says a straight A student, on the honor roll, and athlete of the year is cutting? She says people are going to say she couldn’t take it being without Oscar; that it was too painful. But it’s worse than that. School was okay. She was okay, and that feels so wrong.

Sonny comes into the kitchen where Carly is sitting. Carly says, Josslyn never made it to fourth period, and  isn’t on the school grounds. Sonny says, it’s not surprising, since she has to be there without Oscar. Carly says, it’s more than that, and they’re going to finally have to deal with it.

Michael sits with Josslyn, and asks, what happened at school? She says, nothing really, which made it feel like everything. She’s already thinking about asking her dad to hire a tutor, and how she’s going to fit in in her schedule. Michael says she’s thinking ahead. She says she almost walked past Oscar’s locker without realizing it. The girl who was going back to school, and dreading it without him. It’s the first day, and she’s already blowing off Oscar. He’s dead, and she’s thinking of hiring a tutor and moving on. She doesn’t want be that person. Michael says, she is. She thinks about him, but she’s involved in the future; in the world around her. It’s one of the things Oscar loved about her. I kind of get how she feels. The last time I went past my childhood home, the only home I knew before having my own, it didn’t really register until we’d already gone past it, and that made me feel weird.

Julian shoves Brad onto a chair. He wants every detail, but Brad says he knows the story. Julian says, apparently not, and tells him, start at the beginning. Brad says, he came home from the hospital, and the real Wiley was asleep in the crib. He left the room, and came back to feed him, but he wasn’t breathing. The baby he and Lucas hoped for and dreamt about for so long, was gone, just like that. It was the worst moment of his life. Julian asks how Nelle came into this, and Brad says he put that Wiley in car. On the way to the hospital, he had to pull over, he was crying so hard. Nelle knocked on the window with a newborn in her arms. The switch was her idea. Julian asks why on earth Brad agreed.

Carly tells Sonny, Josslyn is with Michael. He says she’s okay, so don’t worry. Sonny says, good thing, and Carly says, it’s not working out. Dev. He asks where that came from. Josslyn cut class, so Dev’s not working out? Carly says, Josslyn had to cover for Dev in front of her father. She knows everyone has the best intentions, but she doesn’t want to ask Josslyn to keep this up when she’s dealing with Oscar’s death. Not that any time is okay. They have to think of an alternative situation for Dev. He asks why she’s being so selfish.

Elizabeth tells Kim, it’s okay. Well, it’s not okay. None of it is, but Elizabeth is trying to see it from Kim’s perspective. Kim says she’s so sorry; it was way out of line. Elizabeth says, it was. Kim says, the person that Franco thinks he is, that Drew, shared a genuine connection with her. Elizabeth knows, and Kim says, as much as she hates it to say it, he doesn’t remember Elizabeth or the boys, and she feels like that’s causing more pain. Elizabeth gets that Kim is grieving, and feels terrible, but the man she kissed isn’t Drew. So whatever she may believe or thinks he feels for her, is beside the point. Kim says she’s right. He also asked her to go away with him. Elizabeth knows. Cameron told her. He also told her that Kim didn’t say no.

Jason tells Monica, the plane went off the radar in the Gulf of Aden. Monica says, he was on his way to Afghanistan, and Jason says, the wreckage was spotted, but there’s no indication of any survivors. Monica asks if he’s telling her that Drew is dead.

Still on the phone, Peter says do as he asks… Gulf of Aden, no body? Andre’s the problem now. He can’t be allowed to perform the procedure…. Yeah. That’s the idea. What if it sharpens the memories? If there’s even the slightest chance Franco remembers him or what he’s done, this is finished. Someone pushes Peter, and he sees it’s Wyatt, the kid who helped rescue him from the cabin. Wyatt’s mother tells him he can’t run away, and he hides behind Peter. He says he saved Peter’s life last summer. Peter has to save his now.

Jason tells Monica, no bodies were recovered. It’s not certain, but everything points to Drew being dead. He went to Ethiopia to get Andre, and was headed to Afghanistan. Andre came back, and when he landed, somebody tried to kill him. Monica says she never expected the connection to be a threat to Drew, and Jason says, someone possibly wanted to kill them both. Franco says that throws everything back to him. Jason has no idea who’s behind it, or if the DVX has a stake in it. The WSB is on it, but at this point, they have no answers. Monica says she wants to get back to the hospital. She’s going to call the WSB and find out what’s going on. Jason says he’ll drive her car, and she says, okay. Franco tells Jason to take care of Monica, and Jason says he will. I’m startled that Monica can just call up the WSB and get information.

Kim tells Elizabeth, the kiss was like a moment out of time. She didn’t see or hear Franco. The person standing in front of her was the person she fell in love with in San Diego. Elizabeth says, it’s a fantasy. Franco is Franco, and Drew is Drew, the father of her child. He went to Afghanistan to return the money Shiloh stole. Meanwhile, Franco – her husband – is here, wearing an ankle monitor. Kim says he’s there physically, but emotionally and psychologically… it’s bizarre. Elizabeth says the only thing Kim is doing, is making her own pain worse.

Brad tells Julian, he couldn’t stand telling Lucas the child they’d planned and longed for, that he didn’t even have a chance to hold, was gone. And he had good reason for Michael not getting the baby. The Corinthos family is dangerous. All the kids have been kidnapped at one point. Wiley would be next. Julian says, it never occurred to him that Nelle is a sociopath, and setting him up? Brad says, she was a mother desperate to protect her child. Julian tells Brad that he was naïve. Nelle just wanted to keep him from Michael, and he played into her hands.

Josslyn tells Michael that Oscar’s locker was given to a new kid, Thomas something. They met when he found her and Oscar’s picture taped to the door. She asked for it back gave it to her and walked away. That’s when she felt how she’s supposed to feel; like she missed him. The world is broken without him. She still had to go to class, so she went to first and second period. By third period, she almost walked past Oscar’s locker without realizing. It’s not fair. She has so much going on in her own life, and Oscar will never do anything ever again. It hits her, and she feels like she can’t breathe. Michael says she’s right. it’s not fair. Oscar should be at school and hanging out with her, Cameron, and Trina, but it won’t make things better or more fair if she stops living her life. She says she was going crazy, and couldn’t handle it. That’s why she left. He says, it’s probably not what Oscar would want; her being there. Grieving takes longer than she thinks.

Sonny gets it; Carly is worried about Josslyn, and Dev is an easy target. She insists she’s not making Dev a target, and Sonny says Dev saved his life. He’s got nothing, and Sonny feels this is a way to repay him. Carly says in the time Dev’s been there, Sonny has gone from helping, to Dev staying the summer, to giving him a new identity, and now he’s talking adoption. Each time, it gets bigger than the time before, because it didn’t work. Maybe there’s a flaw in the plan. It’s based on a lie. Dev is using a name that’s not his, and they’re lying to everyone; even Kristina doesn’t know the truth. Sonny says, she will, when he gets to it. Carly says, it’s not working, and the sooner he admits it, the better it is for everyone.

Wyatt tells Peter, he has to help. His mom is making him have surgery. He asks, what kind? and Wyatt says, a tonsillectomy. She told him it won’t hurt, and it won’t when it happens, but after, ow! Peter asks if he remembers being sick, and missing something cool, like at school or the Pioneers. Wyatt says he missed the Pioneer Jamboree, and Peter says, that stinks. If he goes through the surgery, he’ll be sore, but he’ll be sick way less, and won’t have to miss anything fun anymore. Maxie watches from around the corner.

Kim tells Elizabeth, it was incredible to finally have the past acknowledged, and somebody to share the things she remembers; everything they shared. Memories are ultimately who they are, and what Drew is missing. Elizabeth says she connected with Drew in the present, over Oscar, not a bond with the past. Kim says that vanished with Drew. They had an unbreakable bond, and Franco remembered it all. The big things, and the little things, and everything in between. Elizabeth is right. There’s no future. It isn’t real, but it’s still important. Elizabeth says she has to let it go, and Kim asks what Elizabeth is going to do if Franco doesn’t come back. Elizabeth says, that’s not going to happen, but Kim says she doesn’t know that. If Franco only remembers Drew’s life, what is she going to do?

Sonny asks if they’re supposed to throw Dev on the street, and Carly tells him not to go to the extreme. They could send him to boarding school. She’s done her research, and there’s some good ones close by. He could live with Max or Milo. They’re not sending him back, but she thinks it’s impossible for Josslyn if Dev lives there. Sonny tells her not to pin it on her daughter. Don’t use Josslyn as an excuse. If she doesn’t want Dev to live there, fine.

Michael asks if Josslyn remembers him going to the grief meetings, and she says, please don’t make her go to a support group. He says she’d be surprised how well it works, but that’s something you have to do for yourself. One thing he learned was that everyone grieves the same and uniquely all at once. He and Josslyn are alike; setting goals, wanting a checklist. She wants to ace the grieving process. If she just follows the rules, and completes the milestones to get to point X, she’ll be okay. That’s not how the grieving process works. You think you have a hold on it, and it blindsides you. He tells her not to be mad when she doesn’t feel strong or runs into a brick wall. It’s going to happen. She says it doesn’t seem like it happens to him, but he has two words – Kensington Gardens.

Brad tells Julian, maybe he was stupid, but he’s not sorry. He and Lucas love Wiley. They’ve given him a  wonderful home, and they were so happy, despite the stress that was starting to fade into the background. Julian says, until Obrecht. Brad says when he overheard her talking to Franco, he realized she knew the truth and he panicked. Julian says, it was him. Brad pushed her off the boat. He was trying to kill her. Brad says he panicked. Obrecht figured it out, and that’s when she told him that she knew the truth.

Jason phones Franco, who asks how Monica is. Jason says she’s in her office, but didn’t want him to stay. He called a family member just in case. He didn’t want to say this in front of her… Franco says, but he’s probably next. Jason tells him, watch his back, and if he feels the need for protection, call him. Franco thanks him, and says he was under the impression they couldn’t stand each other. Jason says it would hurt too many people if he ends up dead, so don’t. Franco says he copies that.

Peter says, remember how Wyatt found him? Wyatt says, that’s not something you forget. The mean lady with the ax tied Peter to the bed. Peter says Wyatt told the people at the hospital about him. Wyatt is the reason he got out. Wyatt’s bravery saved him, and he needs Wyatt to be that brave again. Wyatt says, okay, and Peter tells him, think of the free ice cream afterward. Wyatt’s mom says she’s glad they bumped into Peter. Peter says he is too. He tells Wyatt, go get ‘em. Peter sees Maxie, and she smiles.

Elizabeth says she considers Kim a friend, and Kim says, as she does Elizabeth. Elizabeth gets that Kim isn’t responsible, but her sympathy only goes so far. Franco is her husband, and stepfather to her children. They love him. More to the point, he loves them. She’s going to do everything in her power to bring him back. Isn’t that what Kim would want? Kim says, of course (🍷), and Elizabeth says, then stop. Accept reality, and help Franco accept it by staying away. Kim says Elizabeth is right. It’s not her fault, but they both have to find their way through it.

Brad says, Nelle neglected to mention that Obrecht delivered the baby. Julian says, shocker, and Brad says supposedly, they came to a truce, but he doesn’t trust Obrecht. Julian says, don’t. The truth can’t come out. Brad says, which is why Julian has to kill her.

Michael tells Josslyn that he was on a business trip to London. It was a successful negotiation, and while he was on his way to dinner with a business associate, they crossed a pond in Kensington Gardens, where ducks were swimming around. He swears time stopped, and all he could think about was Jonah, and how before Jonah was born, he’d been looking forward to bringing him to the park to feed the ducks. He held it together long enough to tell his associate that he had to make an emergency business call to Singapore, and said he’d meet him at dinner. Josslyn asks, then what? and he says he hid behind some bushes and lost it. Lost it like falling to the ground and bawling his eyes out. There he was, behind a bush in Kensington Gardens because he didn’t get the chance to feed the ducks with Jonah, when he should have gotten a chance. Josslyn says, they both should have. Michael says if he’d stayed stuck, it would have been unfair. Not a tribute, but a waste. That’s not how he wants to honor his son.

Carly says she’s not using Josslyn as an excuse, and Sonny asks if she’s sure. She says, it’s a valid concern. Josslyn is under an incredible about of stress, and lying to her father isn’t helping. Sonny says, getting rid of Dev isn’t going to help Josslyn with her grief. Carly asks how he knows, and he asks if it helped her grief when she slept with Jax.

On the phone, Elizabeth tells Scotty that she had a conversation with Kim. Things are becoming problematic. Not only does Franco believe he’s Drew, Kim is reinforcing it. They have to get together to commit Franco. She sees Jason, and says she’ll call him back.

On the phone, Franco asks about a flight to San Diego. There’s a knock at the door, and he says he’ll try later. It’s Kim. He says he’s happy she’s there, and she says she has something to tell him. As amazing as their moment in the park was, it’s not real. It can’t last, and she can’t run away with him. He says there’s something he needs to tell her. There’s been an accident. Drew’s plane went down when he was on his way to Afghanistan. They haven’t found a body, but he’s gone.

Carly says she had every reason to believe Sonny slept with Nelle, and no; it didn’t lessen her grief. Did sleeping with Marina lessen his? It’s not about who slept with who. She has a legitimate concern. It’s wrong to throw that in her face about her targeting a kid. Sonny doesn’t care if Carly gets in his face, but don’t take it out on Dev. She asks what he’s talking about. They’re not doing this. She’s terrified and he’s terrified. She asks what they do when they’re terrified, and he says, they fight. She says, and when there’s not an outside target, what do they do? They fight each other. They’re getting ready to bring a baby into the world who could have a serious birth defect. They need each other. Their child needs them. She has enormous compassion for Dev, but she’s not going to let Sonny use him to drive them apart

Julian asks Brad if he thinks Obrecht is his only problem. What about Nelle? The woman is insane. Brad says, she’s in prison, but Julian says, she still has her vocal chords. Brad says, she’ll never tell. She hates the Corinthos family that much. Obrecht can spill anytime for any reason. A couple of drinks and she’s running her mouth. Julian has to kill her, or Lucas loses everything.

Maxie tells Peter, he’s amazing. He says he talked to a kid about a tonsillectomy, but she says he reassured Wyatt, and made him feel safe and strong, which brings her back to, he’s amazing. He says remember the time she told him not to put her on a pedestal because inevitably, he’d be disappointed? He wants to be the man she thinks he is, but he’s not. She says he’s a good person, who’s determined to make her think he’s worse. Helping people brush up their image is her thing. They don’t need pedestals. She just needs the real him. It’s more than enough.

Elizabeth doesn’t know what Jason heard, but he says he doesn’t care. She says she’s not giving up, and he says she needs to listen. Drew’s plane disappeared in the Gulf of Aden. They found the wreckage, but no bodies. So the only thing left of Drew is the memories implanted in Franco.

Franco tells Kim, he knows it sounds crazy. Drew is a dead man, but the man standing here is Drew. He knows this body isn’t his; however, the body of the man who did hold her and father her child, is at the bottom of the ocean. Drew is gone. He’s sorry.

Michael asks if Oscar ever told Josslyn to just sit in front of his rock and listen for the rest of her life. She says, just the opposite. Michael says, wherever Oscar is, he wants her to do great things. Josslyn asks what that includes. He doesn’t know, but they’ll be incredible. Josslyn hates being sad, but every time she feels happy or hopeful… Michael says, she feels guilty. Don’t. She says there are moments she feels good, even though it hurts, but it’s what Oscar wanted. Michael says, Jonah was too young to want anything for him, but he knows Jonah would want him to find joy in being a brother, a son, and someday, a father. That will bring honor to Jonah. Josslyn says, it’s like he has a radar or something. Every time she needs him, he’s right there. He says, that’s what big brothers are for, and hugs her.

Sonny apologizes to Carly, saying, it was a cheap shot about Jax. Carly forgives him, but says they can’t do that anymore. They need each other. Sonny says he doesn’t want to fight anymore. He asks if she thinks the baby will be as stubborn as her. She says they’ll have to wait and see. They exchange I love yous, and kiss.

Julian walks Brad to the door. Brad says, once the truth comes out, Lucas loses Wiley. Julian says, not necessarily, but Brad says Lucas wouldn’t want to keep another person’s child, no matter who it is, and it’s his own nephew. Julian says it’s messed up, and Brad says, here’s where they are. Lucas loses his son, and loses him. Either Sonny kills him, or he goes to jail for the rest of his life. Lucas will despise him, and even if he doesn’t, divorce him. Is that what Julian wants for his son? Julian asks, what kind of question is that? Brad says, any way they slice it, Lucas loses his family unless Julian gets rid of Obrecht.

Tomorrow, Lulu accuses Olivia of lying to Leo, Laura tells Jordan that Valentin isn’t giving them the whole story about Cassandra, and Sonny says they’ve got the wrong guy

The Real Housewives of Orange County

It’s Annabelle’s 6th birthday, and the party begins. She tells her guests that they have hair color and face paint, and they’re going to play games. In her interview, Emily says she’s from Ohio. When it was her birthday, her mom picked up a cake from the grocery store, and maybe there was a balloon. It’s competitive in the Orange County birthday party scene. She can’t keep track anymore of who had the biggest bouncy castle or the petting zoo. Everyone sings Happy Birthday, and Annabelle blows out her candles. Gina runs in, apologizing for being late. In her interview, she says, it’s hard to get out of the house. She has three little kids, and it’s difficult when you have to Uber everywhere.

As Kelly and Shannon walk, Kelly says Gina got on her nerves, and admits she was attacking everyone. Shannon says, pretty much, and we flash back to Kelly saying, eff off, everybody. Kelly says, if this chick had her life intact, she could give advice, but Gina is in no position. Shannon says, everything fell apart. When she got back from L.A., she got a phone call from her attorney friend. He said the police were scheduled to arrest Gina that Friday. She would have been in there all weekend. Um… you’re not her only friends, and her parents probably would have gotten her out. Shannon says, all the stars aligned for it not to happen. The craziest thing is, she and Gina are getting along. Kelly says she felt attacked, and Shannon says it wasn’t meant that way. She tells Kelly that Emily sent her a text, saying her apology was sincere, and she hopes they move forward. Kelly says she’s going to Vegas. She went to see Emily practice, but she’d never have the confidence. She imitates Emily’s dancing, gyrating on Shannon.

It’s piñata time. Too bad it’s not Shane’s head. In Emily’s interview, Annabelle joins her, and Emily asks if mommy did a good job planning her party. Annabelle whispers something to her, and Emily says she got 100. Gina tells Emily about almost getting arrested in front of her kids. Emily says she got taken away in an ambulance in front of her kids. In Gina’s interview, she says Emily isn’t listening. Medical care versus being handcuffed, put in a paddy wagon, and taken to the clink are not the same thing. Gina tells Emily that she and Shannon went furniture shopping, and Shannon is like her best friend now. Emily says, that was rude, and Gina tells her that Shannon didn’t take her spot. They hug, and Gina says Emily is irreplaceable.

Shannon tells Kelly that they all need a break from the drama. She found a place in Arizona that’s a retreat. You can work out, but it’s also spiritual. She thought it would be a good idea if they all went. That includes Vicki. Kelly says she’ll never talk to Vicki again, but Shannon just wants everyone to have the opportunity to heal. In Kelly’s interview, she says she knows it will be a disaster. Vicki and wellness is like oil and water. That sh*t doesn’t mix. Shannon says maybe they’ll make peace, but Kelly says, it’s not okay even being in the same room. Shannon says when she and Vicki got to that point, she got a bit of peace. We flash back to the reunion where they hugged it out. Shannon says there were parts of the friendship she missed. She’d appreciate it if Kelly gave it a go. In Shannon’s interview, she says she knows Kelly and Vicki once had a close friendship, and hopes over time, Kelly will do exactly what she’s doing.

Eddie does some grilling. Spencer just woke up, and comes downstairs. Tamra says he’s like an old man, and Spencer says his mental age is 45. She asks what hers is. Eddie tells him to just pull a number out of his ass. Spencer looks at her palm, and says, seven. Tamra tells Eddie that Spencer is going to be lead trainer at Starbuck’s. Spencer says he knows enough now that he’ll get paid for training people. In Tamra’s interview, she says she’s proud of Spencer. He’s going to school full-time, and has a job. He’s trying to juggle it all. He even broke up with his girlfriend to concentrate on school. The producer asks where he got that from, and Tamra says, f**k if she knows. She asks if Spencer has talked to Ryan, and he says Ryan claims he called him a Nazi, and he didn’t. We flash back to Ryan telling Tamra that Spencer called him a racist. Spencer says Ryan blocked him, but it’s not like he did anything. Ryan is closed-minded. He thinks Ryan will never apologize. He doesn’t need an apology, but wouldn’t mind Ryan being more open-minded and more understanding though. In her interview, Tamra says she doesn’t like family members not talking. Like the situation with her daughter. We flash back to that, and she says they have no relationship. It’s still a scary feeling, because she doesn’t know what tomorrow holds. It’s time the boys resolve their issue. Tamra tells Spencer, Ryan isn’t a bad person, and Spencer agrees he isn’t. Tamra says he’s not happy with who he is. Spencer adds Ryan has daddy issues. When he was young, they were busy a lot, and weren’t telling Ryan what to do. It’s probably why he has a problem with authority. Tamra says, it’s her fault, but Spencer tells her, he’s not saying it’s her fault. In Tamra’s interview, she says she raised Ryan at 18, and he had no structure. Simon changed his life. We flash back to the Simon days, when he and Ryan butted heads. She says he doesn’t like rules, and she feels guilty, because he’s kind of struggling now. She tells Spencer, the bottom line is they’re brothers. Spencer says, half-brothers. Tamra says they have the same mother, and they need to get along. Spencer should be the one to initiate it, since he’s more mature. Spencer says Ryan is 30, and Tamra says, well, Spencer is 45.

Kelly can’t find her phone, and asks Jolie to call it. Jolie asks her phone to call mommy dearest. Kelly doesn’t know if that’s very nice, but Jolie thinks it’s funny. Kelly finds her phone, and calls brother Jared. She tells him about being invited to the health and wellness weekend at Miraval. She doesn’t know if she’s going to go, but it would be nice to see family. Jared says Eric reached out and texted him, apologizing. In Kelly’s interview, she says her mother and her little brother Eric lived with her. It was only supposed to be a few months, but it turned into a year and a half. She felt like they took advantage, and we flash back to that. She says she and her mom had a huge fight, and they moved back to Arizona. It was two years ago. Jared knows she has issues with their mom, but she’s more fragile now. He thinks it’s the meds giving her low blood pressure. They have to get things back to where they were, but he doesn’t want to upset her. Kelly says she wants Jolie to see her, and starts to cry, saying she was close to her nana. Jared says their mom misses Jolie, and it kills her not to see her granddaughter. Kelly tells him, she never said her mom couldn’t see Jolie. In Jolie’s interview, she says she feels bad they’re going through this. She wants to be in their lives and see them. She thinks if they just talk it over, they could work it out. They need to get over the bad stuff, and leave the negativity behind. Kelly says she’s glad she has Jared as a brother, and she loves him. She tells Jolie that she’s sorry she never gave her a brother or sister, and asks if she misses nanny. Jolie says she does, and Kelly goes downstairs.

In her interview, Kelly explains that Brian rented the place below her. He’s there two nights a week, and they’re kind of moving slow. He hasn’t moved in with her entirely, but there are a lot of perks. She says she told Shannon what they did. We see a clip of her  telling Shannon that they had sex all morning, for two hours. Brian laughs, and she says she talked to Jared about the whole situation. He said their mom is in a fragile state. She wants to see her, and Brian says she just has one mom. He lost his dad suddenly, and asks if her mom passed tomorrow, would she be okay? Would she have said what she needed to say? You don’t choose who your family is. Maybe they’ll figure things out, but she might have to be the bigger person. Kelly gets weepy, and says she would never not talk to Jolie. She would beg to talk to talk to her.

Dr. Deb and Braunwyn take a walk near the beach where Deb was married. Deb says Braunwyn was three weeks old. In her interview, Braunwyn says her grandparents Mama Jo and Daddy Ray were a sort of foundation for her. They were the most nurturing people in her childhood, and were around the most. She asks how the boys were, and Deb says, good. Braunwyn says she didn’t appreciate that Deb’s sister came to the house. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says her mother was watching the twins in the desert. She dropped them by her mother’s house, and her aunt showed up. She’s not allowed to be around them. It’s her one line in the sand. Deb says, when people aren’t well, you have to love them. Braunwyn tells Deb that her sister says inappropriate, awful things, and can’t go ten minutes without insulting Braunwyn to her kids. She always embarrassed Braunwyn in front of her friends when she was a kid. It was awkward and uncomfortable, and she’s not taking a chance with her own children. It’s the one line she’s drawn. She says it’s hard for her bring up things up to Deb, because Deb shuts her down. She’s trying to get better with it. In her interview, Braunwyn says she would always shrink into herself in front of her mom. Either Deb wasn’t around or she felt Deb was judging her. In order to not get hurt, she would shut down. It’s indicative of most of her relationships. We flash back to the bus, where she moved her seat when the women confronted her. She says she’s trying not to do that, and stand her ground more instead of running. She says she’s glad the boys had fun, but it’s going to be harder for her to let Deb take the kids. She had one rule, and it got broken. It’s not cool. Deb gets it, and Braunwyn thanks her for understanding.

Shannon visits Tamra, and tells her about the wellness retreat. She says they have different activities, and there’s a spiritual side, but there are also fun things. Like visiting a beehive for a honey tasting. She says Gina needs a break, and so does Tamra. Shannon wants the nastiness to die down. She’s tired of the low blows and cruelty. Vicki and Kelly need to stop it. Tamra says she’s on Kelly’s side. Vicki hasn’t learned anything. Shannon says she needs to talk to Vicki. She can’t keep being delusional. Tamra says, tell her, and see how it works out. Shannon says she’s going to tell Vicki to own her sh*t. If she wants to be friends with the group, she’ll have to swallow her pride. Tamra calls Vicki, and asks if they can come by. Vicki says they can. Tamra tells Shannon, it’s gonna be a sh*t show.

Braunwyn and Gina go to a trampoline fitness class. Braunwyn says she’s only bounced on a trampoline with her kids, and Gina says she’s doing the new age L.A. workout circuit. Gina doesn’t think something fun can be a workout, but after bouncing a while, she feels sick, and leaves to throw up. In her interview, she says, when she was younger, she could bounce forever and not even think about it. Surrounded by OC jumping robots, she can’t get halfway through without tossing her cookies. The instructor says, it kills you, then you think it’s fun. Braunwyn tells Gina that her mom is having dinner with the group. In her interview, she says her mom wants to meet the women she’s hanging out with. They’ve helped Braunwyn face uncomfortable truths, and be a better person. Gina says she has the kids, and can’t come. Braunwyn wishes Gina was coming to Vegas with her and Kelly. Gina says Emily was upset with her about that, and kept pushing it. She loves Emily, but she’s coming off the heels of a horrible mistake. In Gina’s interview, she says she’s facing the biggest legal issue she’s ever had. and it’s not a good look for her to be partying in Vegas. She doesn’t understand how her friend doesn’t see what’s going on. Braunwyn tells her that everyone else on stage is topless, and girls are making out in front of Emily. Gina thinks Emily has something going on, like how men have a midlife crisis. Braunwyn says she had one, and ended up in the hospital. She’d rather be on a stage in Vegas.

Vicki puts out food for Shannon and Tamra. Tamra says she has PTSD after Eddie’s heart issues. She thinks about dying all the time, and wants to be stuffed. Vicki says she can’t do that, but Tamra says she’s too claustrophobic to be put the ground, a wall, or a vase. Shannon says she’s enjoying this conversation – not. In Tamra’s interview, she says, hey, there’s mom standing in the corner. She also wouldn’t mind torturing Eddie if he remarries. Shannon tells Vicki about the spa trip, saying it has the traditional spa amenities, and she’s hopeful everyone come. Vicki asks if Boring-wyn is coming, and Tamra asks what she just called Braunwyn. Vicki says, someone called her that, and Tamra says she just did. Vicki says she’s just repeating what someone told her. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Vicki loves to talk sh*t, and then say it’s just what she heard. We flash back to a half-dozen times when Vicki did that. Shannon wants Vicki and Kelly to go. She’s not saying they’ll emerge the way they were, but she wants the low blows to stop. Tamra says part of the nastiness is Vicki putting seeds out in the universe. Vicki says she wants peace, but she’s not going to be Kelly’s punching bag or pin cushion. She doesn’t deserve it. She’s not the type of girl to sit back and take it. Shannon says it happened to her last week, and Emily looked like a dumbass. Tamra says if Vicki wants to move forward, and Kelly throws a bomb, don’t react. Vicki says at some point, it has to stop, but if Kelly attacks her, they have to defend her and tell Kelly to stop. Shannon says if she sees nastiness on any side, Vicki will hear her say something. Vicki says she has no desire to hurt Kelly.

Braunwyn and Deb arrive at Breadcrumb for the group dinner. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says her friends always love Deb. The women have already met her through social media, but this will be the first time they’re meeting face-to-face. Deb tells Braunwyn that she brought gifts for the ladies. Tamra joins them, with Shannon and Kelly close behind. In Kelly’s interview, she says Deb looks a little bit like Betsey Johnson. I say, a little bit? They look like sisters. In their interviews, Shannon says she loves Deb’s style. Tamra says she keeps looking at her to find something new. Kelly says, she has great energy. Tamra says she kind of wants what Deb’s having. Deb and Braunwyn get in a weird argument about a ring Braunwyn is wearing. Deb wants it back, but Braunwyn says Deb gave it to her. Deb tells her, stop banging it and drawing it to her attention then. It’s pretty big, and I don’t think you’d have to bang it to draw attention to it. Kelly asks about Deb’s husband, who’s some kind of neurosurgeon. Deb says they met when he was 19, and she was 27; she loves younger men. She’s been with him 37 years. In Tamra’s interview, she says, seeing Deb, and her ability not give a f**k, she wants to be Dr. Tam when she gets older. Shannon asks how long Deb is going to be there, and Deb says until she’s not needed. Braunwyn says she’s babysitting the kids when they go to Vegas.

Ugh. Shane’s home. Emily shows him her dancing shoes for Vegas. He says, they look like Wicked Witch of the West shoes. She puts them on, and says she was practicing her dance. He asks if she’s exhausted by the time she gets her shoes on. She asks him to come over the couch and talk. He reluctantly does, and she says she’s going to Vegas to dance. He says, good for her. She asks if he’s going to take care of the kids, and he says, no; he’s going to neglect them. She says she hasn’t seen him for two weeks, and there’s been no communicating. He says he was focused, and she says she didn’t want him not to pass the bar, so she left him alone. He say she texted nasty things before he left, and she tells him, she said she was sorry. We see the texts, and at worst, she sounds annoyed, unless they’re not showing everything. For having such a smart mouth though, Shane is uber sensitive. She suggests a mediator might help them communicate better. She feels upset and resentful toward him, and thinks he does too. Shane thinks she communicates her feelings well. She says she has a problem with how he talks to her, and he says, this is turning into a Shane bashing session. (What did I just say?) She says he has a condescending tone, and he’s sarcastic all the time. In Shane’s interview, he says he doesn’t think the sarcasm is to the degree Emily says. He thinks she’s using sarcasm as a blanket excuse to cover everything. She tells him that she doesn’t like being the butt of his jokes. She says, tell me you love me, and he says, you love me. I actually wouldn’t mind Shane’s humor so much if he balanced it out with acting like a human. I come from a long line of sarcastic people, but we’re able to communicate in other ways too.

Deb hands out good-sized quartz crystals in velvet bags. Braunwyn tells Deb that Shannon is into new age healing. We flash back to some of Shannon’s many visits to Dr. Moon. Deb says she is too. In Tamra’s interview, she says Shannon doesn’t hold a candle to Deb. She brings it to a new level. Deb asks if Shannon has an altar in her home, and Shannon says she has crystals hanging in her home for feng shui. In her interview, Tamra says, Deb probably has crystals hanging from her vagina. Shannon asks Kelly if she’s coming on the wellness trip, but Kelly says she doesn’t want to see Vicki. Tamra wonders if Kelly could act like Vicki’s not there. Deb says she might never meet Vicki, and Braunwyn says Vicki can be very reactive, and goes immediately below the belt. In her opinion, Vicki is insecure. Tamra says Vicki loves to say she knows something about so-and-so that no one else knows, but she’s not saying anything. Shannon says she and Tamra spoke to Vicki, and she thought the conversation was encouraging. Vicki was apologetic. She wants the cruelty to end, and says she doesn’t want to fight. Kelly says, she wants the cruelty to end now? Shannon says she’s going to the bathroom. When she gets back, she’d like to hear that Kelly has changed her tune.

Tamra tells Kelly that she has good energy to back her up. Good energy outweighs the bad energy. She has Kelly’s back. In Kelly’s interview, she wonders if they do exorcisms in Arizona. She thinks that’s what it would take to make Vicki a good person. But she’s not going to let Vicki win. She’s not backing down from that old washed-up bitch. Shannon returns, and asks if there’s been any progress. Tamra says, Kelly is coming. We flash back to Vicki meeting Braunwyn, and Tamra tells her about Vicki calling her Boring-wyn. Braunwyn says she’s not boring, and she’ll deflect from Kelly as much as possible. Bring it on. Shannon says when she has peace, she’s a better person . She’s not saying they’ll be best friends, but they can get to a place where they can co-exist. In Shannon’s interview, she says she feels positive, and has high hopes for the trip. Tamra suggests she carry the crystal Deb gave her.

Next time, Emily dances in Vegas, the wellness trip happens, and Gina’s lawyer thinks she should plead guilty.

👠 Back To Her Runway Roots…

Looks like Tinsley is starting to get her NYC mojo back.

https://pagesix.com/2019/09/07/tinsley-mortimer-is-returning-to-the-nyfw-runway/

💃 Moving Forward…

Bethenny keeps fighting the good fight.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/bethenny-frankel-helps-hurricane-victims-bahamas/

Even though a-holes will be a-holes – i.e. Tamra.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/tamra-judge-slams-bethenny-frankels-rhony-departure/

💸 Speaking of That…

Ah-ha! In Nelson voice.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/tamra-judge-battles-insurance-company-over-jim-bellino-lawsuit/

😐 Irreplaceable…

LVP can never be replaced, but I would have thought they’d try a little harder.

https://radaronline.com/photos/kyle-richards-shoots-rhobh-with-new-co-star-sutton-stracke/

🔮 Let the Karma Begin…

Looks like Camille was kinda, sorta right about PK.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/rhobh-star-dorit-kemsley-grilled-over-husbands-legal-casedorit-kemsley-gets-grilled-in-court-over-money-in-husbands-legal-case/

🐫 Oh, Mike…

It might be Wednesday, but it feels like Friday to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2019 – Elizabeth Has a Brilliant Idea, News About 90, Bethenny Bolts, I’d Rather Ghost Than Fish, Septad Quotes & Another One

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Charlie’s isn’t open yet, but there’s a knock at the door. It’s Ava, who tells Julian, they need to talk. Julian asks if it can wait, but she says, it can’t. This came in the mail. She shows him an envelope, and says, a letter from Ryan.

Kristina and Sam meet at the MetroCourt for breakfast. Kristina reminds Sam that she works nights, and isn’t usually up this early. Sam thanks her for making an exception, and Kristina says she loves sister time. Sam does too, but Kristina says, the timing is too perfect.

Felicia asks if James had fun, and Mac says they bonded over the Yankees. Felicia says, the game put James to sleep. Then Mac fell asleep. He says, two peas in a pod. He didn’t mention this, since they were having a good time, but now Jordan is back, and he’s not Commissioner anymore. She says, Mac will be back by her side, running The Rib where he belongs.

Peter watches Maxie sleep. He flashes back to his conversation with Shiloh. Shiloh asks if Peter will help him get out, or would he prefer to face Robert? Everyone Peter cares about will know he was in on Drew’s kidnapping, and he was the Cassadine’s project manager. Maxie wakes up, and says she can spend the morning showing him how much she loves him. He says he loves her too. She asks, what’s wrong? He says he’s new to this, but he thinks in order for them to have each other fully, they have to tell each other the whole truth. She asks if this is about what he was trying to tell her the other day, that he’s as bad as Shiloh. He says, no. He’s worse than Shiloh.

Franco looks at the plaque in Oscar’s Meadow. Jason shows up, and Franco says, well, if it isn’t his father’s favorite son. He’s visiting the memorial of the son he never knew.

In the interrogation room, Chase tells Shiloh, chill. His hearing was delayed. Shiloh says, excellent. They can talk about Wiley. Chase says Wiley is safe with his fathers, and Willow is safe with him. Shiloh can’t touch them. Shiloh says he will when he gets out, but Chase says, that’s not going to happen. Alexis walks in, and says she thought her client was being brought up. Shiloh says, just the lady he’s looking for.

Elizabeth runs into Kim at the hospital. Kim says she was just introducing her former patients to Dr. Navarro. Elizabeth says, when that’s squared away, is she really leaving? Kim says, once Julian closes on Charlie’s, she’s hoping to get out as soon as possible. Elizabeth says Kim has been busy. Is that why Kim has been avoiding her, or does it have something to do with Franco?

Franco says Jason doesn’t consider Oscar to be his son. man of few words Jason says, no, and Franco says Jason still considers him Franco. Jason says that’s his legal identity. Franco says he’s glad he’s not that guy. He wants nothing to do with that guy or his crimes. Cabot and Shiloh did the world a favor with the memory transfer. Jason says the people who love him disagree. A lot of those people, he cares about. That’s why he can’t stand by and watch Franco hurt them.

Ava reads, dear Ava; to my precious goddess. I’ve been feasting off the memories of your visit for days. She says, it wasn’t a social visit, and Julian says he doesn’t know what she thought she’d accomplish. She says she went to peace about Kiki’s death. She asked Ryan to let her go, so Kiki could rest, but he gave her nothing. Julian tells her, tear up the letter. He doesn’t know why she opened it.

Kristina says Sam is keeping an eye on her while Shiloh is at the courthouse. Sam says, a little. She’s glad Kristina is free of Shiloh’s influence. Kristina says, more than free. She can’t wait to testify against him. Sam is worried that Shiloh is going to wiggle his way out of it. She doesn’t want him coming after Kristina. Kristina says, he wouldn’t dare. Not only does she have her father’s protection, she’s been brushing up on her boxing. There’s nothing to worry about.

Franco says Jason is talking about Elizabeth, but Jason says, not just her. He’s bound to meet Monica Quartermaine. Franco says, his stepmother? Jason says she didn’t know he existed. She has questions about Drew’s childhood. Will he answer them for her? Franco says he’ll talk to people who accept him as he is. It was difficult with Elizabeth. He can’t be the man she wants him to be. It would be better if he could take off. He’d like to start his life. Go someplace where nobody thinks he’s someone else. Jason asks how he’s going to manage that. Everything he has belongs to Franco. Franco asks what he has. A family who thinks he’s someone else? They want him to be the man they know. Kim can’t even look at him. She thinks he’s someone else, and so much time has passed, he’s ancient history. Jason says, what about Franco’s life? He made promises to Elizabeth and her sons. Is he okay with breaking those? Jason leaves, and Franco looks at the plaque again.

Kim apologizes for not returning Elizabeth’s calls. She didn’t know what to say about Franco. She knows Elizabeth saw the kiss. It took her completely by surprise, and she had no idea what was going on. Elizabeth asks if she’s seen Franco since, and Kim says she ran into him, and he wanted to know about Oscar. He considers himself Oscar’s father, and wanted to know everything. It’s very disconcerting. She sees Franco, but hears Drew. Elizabeth knows it’s confusing. How is she doing with it? Kim says she’s okay. She knows what’s going on now, and she’s just handling it.

Maxie says she told Peter before, there’s no comparison. He was an innocent victim of his father, and he’s moved on. He’s a good person, and he can’t tell her otherwise. He says, stop. He  has to get this out, and she’s making it harder. She asks, what is it? and he says he’s responsible for everything that happened to Drew and Jason.

Felicia tells Mac, that’s great news. He’s free to come back to The Floating Rib. He says he’s been offered a permanent position as Chief of Detectives, but he said he’d ask her first. She asks if it’s something he wants to do, and he says he thinks so. She tells him, accept the position.

Maxie says Peter isn’t responsible; Helena and his father are. He did what he could to keep Jason alive, so he could return home. Peter says he stashed Jason away to keep him in reserve, until he could use Jason to kill his father. He planned the whole thing, move by move. The best way to abduct Drew, and leverage Andre to be cooperative. She asks what he’s saying. He says he wasn’t brought in after the procedure. He was there from the beginning. She doesn’t believe him, but he starts to cry, and says he was there in Afghanistan with Helena when she delivered Drew. He painted himself as the victim so he could win the good graces of the people of Port Charles. He’s no innocent. He’s as guilty as Helena and his father.

Kim tells Elizabeth that she knows Franco’s not Drew. She tried to make it clear that she intends to spend the rest of her life with Julian. She’s sure Elizabeth is still planning to spend her life with her husband. Elizabeth says, absolutely. She’s just waiting for Andre to give Franco his memory back. Kim is sorry Elizabeth has to  go through this. She hopes the situation gets sorted out before she leaves, so when she goes, she knows they’re happy. They’ll talk before she leaves. Kim gets in the elevator.

Kristina tells Sam, she hates that she bought into Shiloh’s BS. Sam says, not anymore, and Kristina says, never again. He has no power over her. He’s lost his last piece of leverage.

Alexis says if Shiloh is looking for her to represent him, forget it. He says he’s not. His court appointed attorney encouraged him to plead guilty. Alexis says his attorney is better than he deserves. He’s lucky. He says he does consider himself a lucky man. Not only is he a father, he’s been given time to reflect on the people who have enriched his life, her daughter among them. Sam was an inspiration, but Kristina taught him the most important lessons.

 

Image result for swearing symbolsYou will never believe what happened here. The screen froze, and then it said I wasn’t authorized to view the channel. WTF, ABC? A new message appeared which led me to believe somehow Verizon had mixed up ABC with a sports channel, and a sports package is about the only thing I don’t subscribe to. After juggling remotes and rebooting, it came back. I’m in desperate need of sleep, and it’s not On Demand until the wee hours, but I only lost about five minutes. You’ll figure it out, as I did.

 

Elizabeth tells Scotty, an ankle monitor was a great idea, but Scotty says, it’s not forever. Franco is going to split as soon as it’s off. Elizabeth says, they have to stop him from leaving town. By force if necessary.

Kim goes to Oscar’s Meadow. She tells Oscar that she’s going to miss coming there to visit. She hopes he knows, everyplace in Port Charles makes her think of him. It’s a reminder, and makes her miss him more. She’s going to try and make a new start in Manhattan, but he’ll always be with her, no matter where she is. Franco appears, and asks why she didn’t tell him about this place. She says, she didn’t have a chance? (Her question mark.) She says, it’s Oscar’s Meadow. The Quartermaine family arranged it with the city, and they dedicated a spot to him. They put up the marker, and they all came after Oscar’s memorial to scatter wildflower seeds, and share a moment with Oscar that they remembered. He asks what moment she chose to share, and she says, encouraging him to have a relationship with his father.

Maxie tells Peter, she doesn’t understand. He’s been so good to her, and he’s close with James. She let him into their lives; into her heart. She loves him. He says he loves her too. He’s sorry. He’ll be the man she wants him to be, but he needs to be honest. He helped destroy Jason and Drew’s lives, and now Franco. He tried to keep it contained, but Shiloh is blackmailing him. Shiloh said he’s going public if Peter doesn’t help him get free. Picking up her phone, Maxie says, forget Shiloh. She’ll do it. Jason busts in, and shoots Peter. Peter wakes up, and Maxie asks, what’s wrong? Wow. Did they fool me.

Kristina asks Sam and Jason how they’re so solid. She can barely remember the last time she was in a real relationship. Not some sick excuse Shiloh encouraged. Sam says it will happen for Kristina too. Kristina says, someday she’ll find a love as great as theirs. Right now, she’s working on herself; figuring out what she wants, and going for it. She has to go, but Sam asks her to stay. She tells Sam, don’t worry. Shiloh is going straight to Pentenville. She leaves, and Jason asks if she’s really as good as she seems. Sam says, yes; she is. It makes everything they went through worth it.

Scotty says they can’t put Franco in a cage. It’s bad enough he has the ankle monitor. He was so desperate, he even tried to get Bobbie to put Franco in quarantine so he wouldn’t bolt. Elizabeth bets Bobbie didn’t like that, and Scotty says she threw drink in his face. He doesn’t blame her; it was unethical. He doesn’t think they can trap Franco like a rat. Elizabeth says, what if there was a legal way? One if, when Franco comes back, he’ll understand? She’s his wife, and if he’s mentally incapacitated, by law she’s permitted to make choices for him. She can argue that he’s not in his right mind, which is the truth. Once guardianship is granted, she can have him committed to Shadybrook, and when Andre gets there, she can make the decision to have the procedure done. Scotty says she wants Franco committed? She asks if he wants his son back. It’s the only way. Frankly, I’m surprised the hospital would even let him out, but that’s GH for you.

Franco asks what else Kim can tell him about the memorial. She says, Oscar wanted it to be a joyful occasion, and despite everything, it was. Oscar planned the whole thing, and everyone showed up. He says, even when Oscar was dying, he was making plans. He sounds like his mother. Kim was always making lists and planning. Kim says she’s learned to appreciate spontaneity. He says, as soon as she got used to a good surprise, they got one when he was deployed. She says, Franco was at the memorial, with Elizabeth and Cameron. He wishes he’d been there. He wishes he’d gotten to know their son. He thinks it might have changed things. She says she’s in a relationship now, and he asks if things are serious with Julian.

Kendra tells Alexis she has a new life plan for her. Alexis says, that’s a lofty goal. Can’t they start with cutting out junk food and exercising a little? Kendra says she can tell Alexis is ready for the holistic approach. It’s about inner strength, not just inner thighs. Julian asks if he can borrow Alexis, and she introduces him to Kendra, adding, Kendra is whipping her into shape. Julian asks if Kendra is a personal trainer, and Kendra says, among other things. He thinks Alexis is perfect as is. Julian brings Alexis over to Ava, who asks if there’s any way to get Ryan to stop writing. There must be a law against it. Alexis says she’s afraid there isn’t.

Mac says Felicia agreed pretty quickly. She just said she wanted him back. She says, yes, but she knows how much he adores police work. She was trying to make the end of his job less of a  letdown. It’s wonderful. He says, to be clear, she’s okay by herself? She says, okay with it? She loves it. Ever since he’s been gone, she’s made a million changes. She’s put locally sourced organic and vegetarian options on the menu, and their microbrews are a big hit. She had a single barrel whiskey tasting last week, and the revenues were never higher for a weekday. Their revenue overall has been higher than it’s ever been. Seeing how happy he’s been, inspired her to give her all to the restaurant. And when he comes home, it’s exciting, because it gives her an opportunity to miss him. He says he noticed an uptick in their nocturnal activities. She says, sexy cop, and he says, hot business woman.

Maxie asks if Peter had a bad dream, and he says, yes. She asks what it was about, and he says, losing her. She says, that’s not going to happen. She loves him, and she’s not going anywhere. She says they have plenty of time to order room service and make love before she has to get James. That will drive the demons away. He says he’d love to, but he can’t. He got a text about something he forgot at work. He must have dozed off after he read it. She says, nothing like work stress to freak you out. He says, sorry, and she says they’ll see each other later. It’s not the end of the world.

Sam tells Jason, they don’t have to worry about Kristina. She’s really good. She asks, what is it? and he says he ran into Franco again. He’s determined to leave town. Jason wanted to offer Franco money to just go.

Scotty tells Elizabeth, good idea. She can make medical decisions for Franco, but they still have a lot of trouble. They have to find Andre and reverse the procedure, but Franco is still locked up. She says, for his own good. Scotty wanted Franco quarantined. He says, but it was stupid, and Bobbie talked sense into him. He doesn’t want to force Franco, but Elizabeth says, it’s clear he’s incapable of making decisions on his own behalf. Scotty says, because he’s thinking like Drew, not himself. She says, exactly. Once the monitor is off, they’ll lose him forever. Scotty says, what if he hates them anyway? and she says, who cares? It’s temporary. He says, what if the reversal doesn’t work? Elizabeth tells him, when Franco gave himself up, he told Cameron to tell her that he’d be back. He can’t keep his promise on his own. Franco needs them, and Scotty needs to help his son.

Kim tells Franco, it’s very serious. She tried to keep it casual, but before she knew it, she fell in love with Julian. He asks, what about before Julian? She never married? She says, no, and he says she must have had other serious relationships. She says she dated, but Julian is the first man she’s fallen for since Drew.

Ava says, there’s got to be something that can be done, but Alexis says, unfortunately, prisoners have rights too. Ava can write refused on the envelope and send it back, but that won’t necessarily stop him. Ava says, he’ll never stop. What if they ask the warden to stop his outgoing mail? Alexis says, the warden isn’t obligated to do that, and if they do, Ryan will have a legal case that he was denied his first amendment rights. Ava knows he’s not going to stop, and Alexis suggests Ava not read them. Ava says Alexis has been a lot of help, and walks off. Alexis tells Julian, she wishes she could do more to help. He says, the law is the law. He tells Kendra not to be too hard on Alexis. She’s pretty perfect as it is. He leaves, and Kendra says he thinks highly of Alexis. Alexis suggests they not go there, and Kendra says they’ll get to work reaching her personal lifestyle goals. She hands Alexis her analysis.

Shiloh asks if there are any pictures on his phone that Chase would like to share with him. He’s sure Willow would want to share her son with the man she loves. Chase gets in Shiloh’s face, and tells him, watch it. Chase leaves to see what’s going on, and Shiloh bangs his head on the table. Peter walks in through the side door, and Shiloh asks where the hell he’s been? Peter says, it takes time, and Shiloh tells him, work harder or all of Port Charles will know his dirty little secret. He wonders when people will learn secrets are never safe?

Sitting in Julian’s office, Ava tells Julian she can’t believe a prisoner has the right to torment her like this. He tells her, tear it up, shred it, burn it. Don’t let it get to her. Ryan has done enough damage. She says she’s never hated anyone more, but Julian says she’s giving him the power, just give him nothing. He leaves, and she starts to tear the letter up, but doesn’t.

Alexis tells Kendra, it’s really a major overhaul. It’s a big exercise plan. Kendra says, a new mindset requires physical change; a new relationship to the body. Alexis asks if Kendra is sure she’s not trying to kill her.

Peter tells Shiloh that he hasn’t forgotten their agreement. Shiloh says he’s minutes away from his hearing. His attorney wants him to plead; there’s no way he’s avoiding the charges. Peter says he won’t do time, as long as he keeps his mouth shut. Chase comes in, and asks what Peter is doing there. Peter says Mac must not have told him. The Invader is doing an exclusive on Shiloh. Chase says he wasn’t told, and wonders who would want to read that garbage. He tells Shiloh, his hearing  is about to start, and pushes him out the door.

Maxie tells Mac, Chief of Detectives is fantastic. He says Maxie’s mom is on her way to making The Floating Rib the hottest spot in Port Charles. He’s happy. Maxie says she is too. She and Peter are madly in love. Mac says, that’s good news.

Sam says Jason didn’t actually give Franco money to leave? He says he tried to get through to him for Elizabeth’s sake. Sam asks if Franco listened, but Jason doesn’t think so. He doesn’t think anyone can convince Franco to stay.

Scotty tells Elizabeth that he can’t stand the idea of losing his son. It seems like just yesterday, he found out Franco was his son. He won’t give up. Elizabeth ask if he’ll help her, and he says, yes, he will. She hugs him and thanks him. He says he’s got to move fast. He has to get to the judge, and present his case for guardianship. And he has to make it fast before the ankle monitor comes off, and before Franco convinces Kim to be with him.

Franco asks if Kim remembers the CD he made for her. She says, Oscar found it a couple years ago. He says she kept it, and she says, Oscar made a copy and gave it to Drew, in the hope he’d remember. He didn’t. Franco says he remembers every second. He chose the songs hoping to remind her of a moment they had together. Kim says, this was a bad idea, and starts to walk away. Franco grabs her hand, and says he just wanted to tell her that he’s leaving town.

Monday’s episode will be a repeat of May 6, 2019. On Tuesday, Franco says Kim has made him rethink everything, Jordan tells Curtis that spying on Jax is a bad idea, and Sonny tells someone not to try to renegotiate their deal.

💍 All Kinds of 90…

Where are the previous 90 Day Fiancé couples now?

https://www.eonline.com/news/1069049/a-90-day-fiance-couple-keeps-talking-divorce-so-who-s-still-together?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

The Other Way, and the idiot who doesn’t realize he’s being catfished, even though there are so many red flags, we can’t count them.

https://www.eonline.com/videos/294637/90-day-fiance-exclusive-caesar-s-getting-catfished-right?cmpid=enewsvideo&content=Trending&source=taboola&medium=Below-Article-Thumbnails-Vertical-Gallery-Card-1

The latest on Before the 90 Days.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1065965/90-day-fiance-before-the-90-days-had-lots-of-firsts-from-meetings-to-sex?source=email&medium=emn-content-3&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

And the new Pillow Talk season begins September 15th at 11 pm. I can’t wait!

💔 My Heart…

Bethenny is leaving the RHONY again. It’s one of the few Housewives shows I’m still keenly interested in, and she was a big reason. I wonder if Jill Zarin will vie for the spot?

https://www.eonline.com/news/1067340/bethenny-frankel-says-she-s-married-after-shocking-real-housewives-exit?source=email&medium=emn-content-1&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

👻 Even Better Than Catfish…

The only halfway captivating thing about Catfish, is watching those two losers get excited over nothing. But this looks good.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1061248/mtv-taking-on-ghosting-with-new-reality-show-starring-rachel-lindsay-and-travis-mills?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

☝ Quotes of the Week

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you’re turning American on me, I shall be going downstairs. – Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), Downton Abbey

It’s better to come from a broken home than live in one. – Cindy Bakersfeld (Dana Wynter), Airport

He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.C.S. Lewis, from The Weight of Glory, compiled in Words to Live By

The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Horace

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

🙆 Here We Are Again…

Enjoy the long one, and the good weather if you have it, and hoping all stay safe from Dorian. See you at Dead time on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 12, 2019 – Franco Wakes Up, a Day At The Monte Carlo Bay, a Fact, a Tribute, Good For Her & Chartreuse Kitty

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At Turning Woods, Stella gives Mike a boutonniere for his lapel. He says she’s thought of everything. Carly says, all Mike has to do is remember to say I do. He addresses Sonny as Reverend, and asks if he has the passage Mike wanted.

Kim tells Julian he has talent for creating the perfect balance of milk and espresso. He says, luckily, it’s a skill that travels. Lucy asks if Julian is abandoning Port Charles, along with the purchase of the old DOD house. Julian says after what happened to Sam there, the house should be burned down. Lucy says, Sam is safe, and Shiloh is in custody. Julian prays he doesn’t get out. Lucy believes she can get full asking price for Charlie’s. Kristina overhears, and is surprised to find out that Julian is selling.

Alexis tells Doc that she’s glad he was reinstated, and he says he is too. She knows how hard it is, from when she lost her license. Doc says he knows she’s not there to talk about his professional status, so why don’t they talk about why she did come by? She says she has an issue she needs to address, but can’t talk to anyone else. He says, not even her therapist? She says her therapist is the issue, and he’s her former therapist. She’s no longer seeing Neil.

In Rice Plaza, Cameron throws his pick-up stick down, then picks it back up. Trina and Josslyn come by. Josslyn says Cameron blew them off, and Trina says he was supposed to meet them at the movies. He says, sorry. He was busy being kidnapped.

Laura sees Drew at the hospital, and asks how Franco is doing. He says Franco is still unconscious. Elizabeth was with him all night. She hopes he wakes up soon, so she can thank him in person. Drew says, if he wakes up. And if he’s still Franco.

Epiphany goes into Franco’s room, and asks Elizabeth how it’s going. Elizabeth says, same as last time, and Epiphany says she should have been more specific. How is she? Elizabeth says Franco is the one in the hospital, but Epiphany says she’s a nurse. She knows the drill. Loved ones need to take care of themselves too. Is there anything Epiphany can do for her? Elizabeth says, make him wake up.

Drew tells Laura, when he considered revisiting his lost memories, he never thought they’d come back to haunt someone else. She asks, why would he? What Shiloh and that doctor did was unconscionable. Drew says he should have destroyed the flashdrive the second he got it, but Laura says it’s not his fault. If it’s any consolation, Shiloh will pay dearly for this, but he says, it’s not going to bring back Franco. Laura says if his determination to live isn’t enough, she thinks Elizabeth’s love will be.

Epiphany tells Elizabeth that they’re all pulling for him. He’s a true hero. Epiphany leaves, and Elizabeth asks if Franco heard that. Epiphany called him a hero. She always knew he was, and he proved it again with what he did for Cameron. She tells him not to break his promise to come back. It’s hard, but he has to fight and wake up. Please wake up. She lays her head on his chest. Laura comes in, and hugs her.

Trina tells Cameron, very funny, but Josslyn says, he’s not kidding. She asks, what happened? and he says, it was insane. He was finishing his community service in the park, and saw a guy who looked pretty beat up. He asked if the guy was okay; he thought the guy was in trouble, but it turned out to be Shiloh. Josslyn says, the creepy cult guy? Cameron says Shiloh pulled a gun, and forced him to get inside his car. He’s probably way faster than Shiloh, and should have run. Shiloh was really roughed up. He made the worst mistake, and got in the car with a psycho.

Sonny tells Mike that he’s got it, and asks if he’s ready. Looking at Carly, Mike says, and she is… Carly says she really likes weddings. Mike says him too, and asks if she’s a friend of this guy, indicating Sonny. Sonny says, a good friend. Carly asks if she can help him get ready, and Mike asks how she is with a bow tie. She says she’s had a lot of practice. She leaves with Mike, and Stella asks Sonny if Sonny is all right. Sonny says, no.

Kristina asks if Julian was going to tell them that he was selling Charlie’s. He says he was planning on telling everyone this afternoon. Lucy says, whoopsie daisy, and Kristina says, why? He says he’s moving to New York City, but Charlies will remain a pub/restaurant. Lucy starts to say, it would be a great location for a flagship store, but sees Julian’s face, and says, sorry. Restaurant it is. Julian says everyone will keep their jobs if they want them; nothing changes. Lucy asks, what about all the stuff? Is it included in the sale? Julian says, yeah, and Kim asks if he’s sure. Julian says the new owner can decide what to keep and what to toss. Lucy says she’s on it, and Kim asks her for a minute. Lucy tells Kim, step into her office, and she and Kim sit down. Kristina says Julian is going to miss it, but he says not as much as she’s going to miss him. They had some decent times. She says he’s been fair, and he says, really? She says, more than fair, and she’s grateful. He’ll take it.

Alexis tells Doc that she finds Neil attractive, which is awkward since he was her therapist, but she didn’t let it interfere. He’s a good therapist, and her treatment is more important. But she found out, inadvertently, too many personal things about him, which made it awkward for him. Doc understands, but… She says, no need to say anything; she’ll come back another time. He says, there can’t be another time. He has too many conflicts. He wouldn’t be able to move forward ethically be comfortable. He’d be happy to find her another therapist. She says, my God, how many times can one person get dumped by their therapist? She thanks him, and he says he wishes he could have been more helpful. She says he has been. She now knows how many sessions she really needs. When he looks for another therapist for her, maybe he could find a woman. She hasn’t tried that. He says, done. She walks out to find Neil in the hallway.

Alexis says now it’s starting to make sense. She told Doc how she blurred the lines, and he fired her as a patient because Neil is his patient too. The boundary thing is kind of rough. Every time she thinks she’s respecting it, she’s not. Neil says they talked, and agreed to part ways. No harm; no foul. She tells him, have a nice session. He thanks her, and goes in. Doc says he hears they have a lot of work to do.

Kristina asks Julian if Alexis knows he’s moving.

Lucy tells Kim that she’ll set up a tie to stop by, and give her a ballpark asking price. Kim says, it’s that easy? and Lucy says, easy peasy. Kim says, it’s strange. She knows she hasn’t been there long, but so much has happened. Now, she’s shutting the door on everything. Lucy thinks it’s a choice thing, but it applies. When one door shuts, another possibly opens.

Sonny tells Stella that it seems ridiculous to be upset, but she says, no; it doesn’t. He says he’s seen it so many times, Mike not recognizing him, but he wants stand up for Mike, and share in his wedding. She says he still will, just not the way he envisioned. Sonny says he tells himself that, but all he’s been doing lately is letting go. Marcus walks in, and Stella says, if it helps, Sonny’s not the only one.

Cameron tells Josslyn and Trina that Shiloh took him to a warehouse. It was empty and run down, and he strapped Cameron to a chair. Then there was a doctor who stuck him with a syringe. Josslyn asks, why? and he says, it was an insane experiment. They wanted to give him someone else’s memories. Josslyn says, like with Drew and Jason? and he says, they were Drew’s memories. They were trying to imprint him with them, using an electroshock machine. He tried to run, but couldn’t. Trina says he must have escaped at some point. Cameron says he didn’t. Franco saved him.

Laura tells Elizabeth that she needs a break; she’s been there all night. She suggests they go for a little walk, but Elizabeth says, what if he wakes up? Drew comes in, and says he’ll stay with Franco. He’ll get to do all the talking, and Franco will have to shut up and listen for the first time in his life. He hugs Elizabeth, and tells her it will be okay. She thanks him for everything he did for Cameron. He wishes he’d gotten there sooner. He tells her, take a breather, and she goes with Laura. Drew tells Franco that he’d give anything to have gotten to the lab sooner. He knows he’s wasting his breath – there are no do-overs – but Franco didn’t hesitate. He did what he had to, and because of that, Cameron is alive. Elizabeth has her son, and Jake and Aiden have their brother. The only thing missing from their happy family is him. He needs to wake up. Drew takes out a medal, and asks if Franco remembers reading the citation. Apparently, Drew got it for some action he doesn’t remember from someone he doesn’t know who thought he was heroic. But in his opinion, what Franco did was far more heroic than whatever he did. He says, for conspicuous valor in the face of the enemy at great personal risk. It’s Franco’s when he wakes up. Drew puts it on the nightstand.

Neil tells Doc that Alexis is the first woman he’s clicked with in a long time. Doc says, define long time, and Neil says, since the divorce. Alexis walked in his office, and it was a non-starter. Doc says, it didn’t have to be, but Neil says, what if he wanted to be her therapist? Doc asks if Neil decided to keep treating her because he thought she needed help, or to keep her at arm’s length. Neil says he hasn’t thought of it that way, but maybe treating her was an acceptable way of interacting. She deserves more. Alexis is a remarkable woman. Doc says she’s also a woman who is no longer Neil’s patient. Next time, they’ll explore what that looks like going forward, with boundaries no longer an issue. Neil says, it looks terrifying, and Doc says, it’s as good a place to start as any.

Julian tells Kristina that he’s had no chance to fill Alexis in. Alexis joins them, and asks if she should be bracing herself. He says it depends on where she stands on the issue. Kristina jets for barista duty, and Alexis says she saw Lucy and Kim talking. Should she assume it’s real estate, and he’s expanding? He says it is real estate, but not what she’s thinking. He’s selling the place, and moving to Manhattan with Kim.

Lucy tells Kim there’s nothing wrong with looking back, or changing her mind if she wants to. Sometimes there’s such a pull from a place, along with the people in it.

Stella says she didn’t expect to see Marcus. He says he has Stella’s favorite dress. He thought she’d like to wear it. She asks if he wants to give to Yvonne. He says he knows he can’t stop the wedding from happening, but he won’t be a part of it. They can just tell her it’s from a friend. Carly says, it’s incredibly generous, and Marcus says, it’s a happy day for them. Sonny’s father gets to spend the time he has left with someone he cares about, but for him, it’s saying goodbye to the most important person in his life. He asks Carly to give Yvonne the dress. Stella says she’s owed Marcus a nice meal for a while. What say they make it happen? They leave, and Sonny says he doesn’t know if he could do that. He doesn’t know if he can do this; officiating at his father’s wedding. Mike doesn’t know who he is. Carly says he can do this, and she’ll be right next to him.

Laura tells Elizabeth, when she suggested a walk, she meant outside, but Elizabeth wants stay close. She asks how the boys are, and Laura says, fine. She took them to camp this morning, and they’re blissfully unaware. Elizabeth asks about Cameron, and Laura says, he’s having a hard time, and wants to be alone a lot. He was great with his brothers. They asked where she and Franco were, and he said she was on call at the hospital, and Franco was with her. Elizabeth says, he’s a master of technically blurring the line. He’s upset that Franco took his place. Laura says, survivor’s guilt. He’ll work through it, and he’ll be okay. Elizabeth says, what if Franco doesn’t make it? Doc comes by, and asks how Elisabeth is holding up. She asks if he’s heard anything, and he says he spoke to the neurologist, and the doctor asked him to look in on Franco.

Drew tells Franco not to worry about Elizabeth and the kids. They have an entire city standing by their sides until he comes back. And he is coming back. He might have married Elizabeth in a jail cell, but forever is forever; there’s no getting out of it. The machine Franco is hooked up to beeps. Doc runs in, and asks Drew to wait outside. Epiphany comes in, and Doc says Franco’s pulse is elevated. Franco jerks, and Doc asks if Franco can hear him. Franco opens his eyes.

Carly says the disease robbed Sonny and Mike of so much; this a gift, even though Sonny doesn’t see it. Mike is so happy. She understands that Sonny misses him, but he gets to share in Mike’s joy. It’s real joy, not troubled by Alzheimer’s or what he’s lost. He’s thrilled that he’s found the person he wants to be with; it’s a blessing. Sonny thanks her for reminding him. Mike comes back in his wedding clothes, and Sonny says he cleans up nice. Mike says thanks to Sonny’s friend. Carly says she’ll take the dress to Yvonne. Mike admits he’s nervous, but Sonny says, it’s pre-wedding jitters, and normal. Mike says, it’s strange not having his family there today. Sonny asks if he has family, and Mike says he did, a long time ago. He had a wife and a kid, but he blew it. Sonny asks what happened to his boy? and Mike asks how Sonny knows he had a boy. Sonny says, lucky guess. Mike tells Sonny that his boy grew up, and they grew apart. They don’t talk anymore. Not that Mike blames him. He failed, and can’t fix it now. Sonny says, it’s never too late.

Stella and Marcus go to Charlie’s. She tells him, what he did might not feel like it, but it’s such a gift. It was a selfless gesture. Marcus says, it’s just a dress, but she says, it’s way more than that, and he knows it.

Alexis says, Manhattan, and Julian says, it’s a fresh start, but not so far that he can’t visit Lucas and Wiley. Maybe someday, Danny and Scout as well. Alexis says, maybe distance will make Sam’s heart grow fonder. He says, a dad can dream. If not, he’s just glad they’re safe. Alexis says, her too. Kim joins them, asking if she’s interrupting. Alexis says, not at all. Julian was just telling her about their plans. Kim says, Lucy just left, and Julian says, she’s like the Roadrunner. He goes to relieve Kristina, and Alexis tells Kim, it’s wonderful for Julian. She wishes them the best. Kim says, that means a lot. Kristina comes out, and asks Alexis if she’s okay. Alexis wonders why she wouldn’t be. Kristina says, Dr. Bern, and Alexis says he didn’t hurt her feelings. Kristina says, no. She means, Dr. Bern. Alexis follows Kristina’s gaze, and sees that Neil just came in.

Cameron tells Josslyn and Trina that Franco won’t just have Drew’s memories; he’ll think he’s Drew. Trina says, not possible, and Cameron says he doesn’t know what will happen to Franco. He could stay in a coma and not wake up, and it will be Cameron’s fault. Franco offered himself to save him, but he wouldn’t have had to if Cameron had done the smart thing and run. He blew everything. Josslyn says, Shiloh is a cult leader. He pulled a gun on Cameron. How was he supposed to know what to do? He’s not trained for that. Trina says Cameron couldn’t have stopped it, and Josslyn says, the only person responsible is Shiloh. Cameron says Franco showing up at all, and then taking his place, is because of him.

Drew tells Elizabeth that Franco’s monitor went off. Epiphany and Doc are on it, and he’ll be okay.

Epiphany says Franco is stabilizing, and Doc tells him, welcome back. Franco says, water, and Epiphany gives him some. Doc checks Franco’s eyes, telling him to follow the light. He asks if Franco knows where he is, and Franco says, the hospital. Doc asks if Franco can tell him his name, and Franco asks, is that an actual question? Doc asks if he knows what happened to him, and he says, yes; he does. Doc asks what’s the last thing he remembers?

Laura’s phone digs, and Drew says, mayoral business. She looks at her phone, and says her place is with her family. Mayoral duties can wait. Elizabeth tells her to do what she needs to, and Laura says she’ll be back when she can, and she’ll get the kids at camp.

Mike wishes his son knew how sorry he is. He wishes things had gone different. Sonny thinks wherever Mike’s son is, he’s thinking of him, and Sonny believes he’s forgiven Mike. Mike asks if Sonny is a dad, and Sonny says, there’s nothing better in the whole world. Sometimes, you don’t get it right. Mike says, God knows he didn’t. He tells Sonny, if Sonny sees his boy – he goes by Sonny – tell him that he’s sorry. Sonny says, he knows.

Stella asks if Marcus plans on staying away from the facility. Marcus doesn’t know. Yvonne is still legally his wife. Stella adds, and in his heart, she always will be. He says he doesn’t want to confuse or upset Yvonne. It’s not good for her. Stella says it’s not good for him either. He says she’s happy with Mike, and being at Turning Woods with the patients. Stella says, it’s strange how you can gain a family when you’re not looking for one. Marcus asks why he senses a Stella Henry story coming on. She says, it’s a long one, and he says he’s got nothing but time.

Kristina goes to get Alexis and Neil some coffee on the house. Alexis tells Neil that she often finds it’s best to just do what Kristina says. He figured that. He says he has some notes to work on, and she says she has some legal briefs. She tells him that they’re bound to run into each other. Do they pass like ships in the night? Is waving okay? He says, waving is allowed, and she says, good to know.

Doc comes out of Franco’s room, and Elizabeth asks if Franco is okay. He says Franco is stable, but he’s off to find the neurologist to check on him. He says, before she goes in…. but Elizabeth pushes past him, and into the room. Franco is up, and she tells him that he’s not strong enough be out of bed. Franco picks up the medal, and looks at her. Well, if he’s not grabbing her immediately, I’m guessing he ain’t Franco.

Carly says Yvonne is ready when the groom is. Mike says he’s never been so ready. Padre? Sonny says he’s ready and honored. He wishes Mike and his bride to live an incredible life. Sonny kisses Carly’s hand.

Marcus says Stella’s relative wants nothing to do with her? Clearly, they haven’t heard how amazing she is. Stella’s phone dings, and she says, apparently, she spoke to soon. Her unknown relative has had a change of heart. They’re as anxious to meet as she is.

Alexis tells Neil, it seems Kim is doing, what they call in AA, a geographical. Neil says moving, and thinking the problem won’t follow. Alexis says, alas, it’s none of her business. He says that’s a different family reference from her, and she asks if he means in general or as pertaining to Julian. He says, pertaining to Julian. But alas, it’s none of his business. Kristina brings out their coffees, and they sit at separate tables. They take out their work, but keep stealing glances at each other.

Julian asks where in Manhattan Kim wants to live, and she says anyplace he is. He says that’s the place he was looking for too, and they hug.

Drew asks Doc if Franco is in there, or did Cabot’s experiment work?

Elizabeth tells Franco that she knew nothing and no one could keep him away. Franco continues to look at the medal. She asks if she can get him anything. He nods, and she says, tell her. He says he needs to speak to his superior officer.

Tomorrow, Julian tells Ava that he’s moving, Chelsea asks Laura who she’s trying to reach, Stella is flying out tonight, and Franco tells Elizabeth that he’s never seen her before.

I just had a mini brainwave, and thought another possibility is that Franco is faking it because he thinks Elizabeth is better off without him.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Port Camille Rayon. We return to Johnny and company’s expectations not being met.  Captain Sandy wants the truth. It’s the only way they’ll improve. On guest says they’ve never had a better acting crew. The service was five-star, and the food was good but not five-star. He was surprised at breakfast being so informal. Like this bunch is big on formalities. Another guest says their expectations were higher, and Michelle says, it wasn’t five-star like they were expecting. In Aesha’s interview, she says, Anastasia is going to be so upset. The captain tells the guests they can’t correct the problem unless they know about it. In her interview, the captain wishes they’d come to her sooner. She tells them she’ll be adjusting it.

It’s time to bid these idiots farewell. Johnny thanks the captain for keeping them safe. They would like to have been at sea more, but obviously the ocean had other plans. Michelle says they had to deal with Andy – he must have been the main idiot – and there’s extra in the tip envelope. Captain Sandy says, tip meeting in five minutes.

The captain says it’s been their most challenging charter, with the anchoring, the dockage, and the weather. She was surprised to find out it was João’s first time calling her into the slip. We flash back to that. She says, without all of them, running the yacht wouldn’t be possible. She brings up the radios, and says she’s seen June with her earplug pulled out. That’s one thing that sends her over the edge. She wants them on board tonight. They have the day off tomorrow, and the yacht owner has arranged for them to enjoy a hotel in Monaco. The tip is 17400 euros ($19,478.43) or 1480 euros each ($1656.79). Aesha says she’ll need a wax before they go out. The captain tells Anastasia, Hannah said the guests weren’t happy with food; it wasn’t five-star. Anastasia says, it’s shocking. She wasn’t aware they didn’t like it. Captain Sandy says Anastasia has to talk to the clients. She needs Travis on deck, and Anastasia has to own the galley. There’s no question in the captain’s mind that she can do this. In the captain’s interview, she says, if you have int someone behind you, supporting you, it’s easier not to perform. If you don’t have that, you have to focus solely on your task. With Travis back on deck, Anastasia has to step it up.

Aesha tries joking with Anastasia, who’s on the laptop, and basically ignores her. Aesha gets ready to vacuum, and Anastasia asks if she has any requests for crew meals. Aesha says, now Anastasia is listening to her, and Anastasia says her job requires brain power, unlike vacuuming. Ouch! In Aesha’s interview, she says, Anastasia needs to get over herself a little bit. She’s not curing cancer. Jack announces its beer o’ clock. Jack, Travis, and Aesha have drinks. Hannah asks João, when he said he was jealous about her kissing Travis, it was hypothetical, right? We flash back to him asking her what if he was jealous that she kissed Travis. She says, there was nothing behind it, and he says there wasn’t. She says it freaked her out. It made her think that he liked her, and he asks what difference that would have made. She says, there’s a big difference between hypothetical jealousy, and actually being jealous. He says, it was just hypothetical. In Hannah’s interview, she says part of her isn’t going there, so she puts it aside, but another part says, you never know. There’s a fine line between love and hate.

In his interview, João stumbles over his words. A producer asks if he’s into her or not, and he says he doesn’t know. June asks why Hannah is looking at her like she’s dumb. Hannah says she’s not trying to. In June’s interview, she doesn’t know the reason why Hannah doesn’t like her. She wants to get to know Hannah, but Hannah doesn’t do that. she tells Hannah they’ll work together, but that’s it. The crew goes to bed.

In the morning, a van comes and takes the crew to Monaco. In Hannah’s interview, she says this is where the richest people in the world come to play. It’s stunning that they’re at the Monte Carlo Bay hotel. They’ll be drowning themselves in rosé. June says it’s one of the prettiest places she’s been. In her interview, June says she’s connected the most with Aesha, but she wants to be more open. She’s going to be trying today. It’s going to be yachts of fun. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she was blindsided by the criticism. The day off couldn’t come at a better time. She needs to chill TF out. The crew eats, drinks, and plays in the pool. Hannah asks for ashtrays, and João says, romantic. In João’s interview, he says seeing Hannah with Travis turned him off. In Jack’s interview, he says people think he doesn’t take anything seriously because he goofs around, but he’s serious about Aesha. Travis tells Hannah that he’s going to be tame because he was pissed last night. Hannah thinks that’s sexier.

Aesha dances around. João says they have the day off in an amazing hotel where millionaires walk around 24/7, and some of the crew members are acting like trash. They get dressed for dinner. Jack says Aesha looks like a sexy Russian, and João says, one you pay for. Hannah sees Jack sleeping. In her interview, she says she’s protective of Travis. He reminds her of her older brother in a lot of ways. He’s sensitive, but closed off and damaged in some way. He’s a good person at the core, but has a drinking problem. The crew goes to dinner in a beautiful restaurant that has palm trees as part of the décor. Aesha tells Jack that she doesn’t think she looks like a call girl, and Jack says João hates fact that she looks attractive, but she’s not interested in him.

Within a minute or two, Travis has his head on the table, and Hannah tells him, have some respect. In her interview, Hannah says, passing out at a nightclub at 4 am is one thing, but passing out in the Monte Carlo hotel at 4 pm is another. She tells him to stay away from her when he’s this drunk; she’ll punch him in the face. The waitress shows them a bottle of wine, and Travis insists on opening it himself. The waitress reluctantly gives him the corkscrew. In Colin’s interview, he says, it’s disrespectful. They’re in the service industry, and they’d be upset if a guest did that to them. Colin tells Travis, calm down, and says the waitress wants to open the bottle. Travis finally hands over the corkscrew. Colin changes his seat because he’s afraid he’ll punch Travis. Hannah is genuinely embarrassed. Aesha says João is judging her, and it’s quite rude. He says he’s being honest. Maybe he should be one of the Housewives. They equate being rude with being honest too. He says someone scratching their vagina in front of him isn’t his style. Jack says, even if you need to scratch it? João says they see him as he is, and Aesha tells him, stop looking at her like she’s a POS. She’s not. Uh-oh. João is officially teetering back the other way with me. I couldn’t stand him, then he became tolerable, almost likeable, and now back to can’t stand. And anyone who has a literal alter-ego called Jezebub shouldn’t be judging anything except maybe a beer drinking contest.

He tells her, don’t judge. She asks if he’s telling her to stop judging her judging him, and says, it’s awkward. He says she reminds him of his mom. She’s been through hell, but is one of the most positive women he knows. In his interview, he talks about he and his mother going through an armed robbery. They stole everything they could, and beat his mother with an elephant bone. He tells Aesha that he sees something underlying that no one knows about. Outside, Hannah tells Jack he passed out, and he’s no company at all. Travis says at least she didn’t call him an idiot. She says he’s an idiot. She’s embarrassed to be with him. It’s called self-control. He says he gets it. João tells Aesha that he knows there’s more to her. She’s the most loyal person he’s met in his life. In his interview, João says he sees Aesha’s inner strength and positivity, and he’s thinking she’s gone through something. It’s not fair to call her out on what’s negative. He tells her that he’s never said a bad word about her (what? he basically called her a whore more than once), and she says she respects him for explaining himself. In her interview, Aesha says just because it came to a conclusion, doesn’t mean she forgives him. He’s a judgmental guy, and he’s never going to change. He did it to her before, and he’ll do it again. They leave the restaurant. In Hannah’s interview, she says this is not how she wanted to spend her night off; babysitting a drunk twenty-six year old. June says, tonight has been effing weird.

Back at the boat, Hannah wonders if it’s weird that she’s the one keeping people sane. Travis, Jack, and Aesha drink on the deck. Aesha says she stood up to the man. João said he’d never met someone as disgusting as her, and she told him to stop judging. In Travis’s interview, he says you get to be a family quickly on a yacht. He’s found one in Aesha and Jack. João is effing with people he cares about, and he’s not dealing with that sh*t.

The captain has a preference sheet meeting with João, Anastasia, and Hannah. She asks if they had a good day off, and tells them new primary Verne is the director of an accounting firm, who wants to cut loose with his friends. Hannah says they want the water toys, and a private picnic on the beach. Anastasia reads, for breakfast, champagne, lobster, and fresh fruit. In her interview, she says the last charter brought her down, but Chef Anastasia is not a quitter. Jack tells Colin that João was talking sh*t about Aesha. In Colin’s interview, he says Jack was blacked out and should be worried about how to treat service workers correctly. Jack says they’re being forced to work with someone who makes people feel like sh*t. João is the only thorn. Colin doesn’t feel that way, and Jack says, maybe he’s more forgiving.

Jack tells João that he made Aesha feel like sh*t because of how he’s judging her. Maybe he doesn’t mean it, so Jack is asking for his side before he just gets pissed off. João says he’s never been around a girl who speaks like that, but by the end of the conversation, she thanked him. Jack tells him, what Aesha said was very different. In João’s interview, he wonders why Jack is being the protective guy, when he was a right prick throughout the night. João doesn’t understand the issue. Jack says how he speaks is how he manages. If they can understand each other more, they’ll work better. In Jack’s interview, he says João is good at his job. He can’t judge him too quickly. He suggests they put their differences aside, and he and João shake hands. Captain Sandy calls the crew to a pre-charter meeting in uniform.

Captain Sandy tells them that they want to have fun, and knock it out of the park with the food. Travis is needed on deck. In her interview, the captain says, Travis has been working so hard, on both the deck and the galley. She needs her deckhand back on deck.

Hannah says, fake smiles, everyone. Verne and crew come up the dock. In her interview, Hannah says, they seem very loud and very fun. If she’s ever seen a party walking toward her, it’s right now. The usual happens, and the guests are impressed with the layout. Anastasia confers with the guests, and the guests take selfies. Lunch is served, but the lobster ravioli is cold. Anastasia tells the captain that she just took it out of boiling water, and put hot sauce on it. In her interview, the captain doesn’t understand why it’s not hot, and asks Anastasia what the problem is.

In Aesha’s interview, she says she can see herself dating Jack in the future. She really likes him, but she wants to create a friendship first. They goof around in the laundry room. Hannah radios, June, June Hannah – her mantra this season. Anastasia asks why she doesn’t just go get June, but Hannah wants her to answer the effing radio. She doesn’t want to have to chase her third stew around. She finds June, and says she has to turn her radio on. June says she was on break. Anchor is dropped. Aesha says the galley smells delicious. Verne says, here’s to the good life; they’re living their best life. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she needs to win the guests over with lunch. She has to get the temperature correct. Lunch is served, and the deckhands get the water toys ready. The captain visits the guests, who’ve gotten their lamb burgers, but start to chant, truffle fries. In her interview, Anastasia says, the fries are coming when they’re done cooking. Hannah says they’re coming, and the guests chant some more. In his interview, João says it’s a relief to a start charter with a full team. He holds no grudge against Travis, and hopes Travis holds none against him. Anastasia brings the fries upstairs, and Verne says they’re the best truffle fries he’s ever had. They were worth the wait. In Anastasia’s interview, she says, halle-effing-lujah.   

João explains to the guests that the jet skis have to stay 500 meters from shore. A fat guy gets excited, and says he’s king of the water slide. Two guys go off on jet skis. Captain Sandy sees the jet skis by a wave runner. They’re zipping around other boats, and a guy asks what the hell they’re doing? Captain Sandy tells João that they have to pull the captain card. If the guests ride where they’re not supposed to, the yacht gets fined. She tells João, bring them in. In her interview, she says, everything begins and ends with safety. João has to reign them in; it’s really dangerous. The police come around, and the captain tells João, go get them.

In his interview, João says, WTF is going on? They’re breaking the rules like they’re trying to screw them over. João tells them to pull back in. They pretend they don’t understand, but the captain says they almost hit someone. Jack explains that the white flag means there’s a diver underneath. Anastasia is nervous about tonight’s dinner. She knows the guests are picky, but at the same time, she doesn’t want to give up. She remembers her mom coming home crying because her co-workers said screw the immigrant, but she held her head up high. Which doesn’t really apply here, but okay. She says throw what you want at her. She belongs in the galley. Colin takes a sunset photo.

Dinner is Cajun snapper with rice and beans. I’m in. Key lime pie, not so much. A guest says Hannah outdid herself with the table, but I like Kate’s centerpieces better. One guest wants their fish reheated. What’s up with that? In Anastasia’s interview, she says when she plates the food, it’s hot. What happens in between the galley and the table, she has no control over. I understand, since I have an online store, and it’s the same with mail. Once I get it to the post office, it’s out of my hands. Another guest says their fish isn’t seasoned enough. Hannah says she’ll bring it back, and tells Anastasia, the rice is cold, and the fish has no flavor. Anastasia says she’ll plate another. The captain tells the guests to tell her the truth. The chef won’t take it personally; she’ll want to improve. They give her their complaints, and Captain Sandy tells Anastasia the food isn’t coming up hot. Anastasia doesn’t understand. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says, Anastasia doesn’t respond well to the criticism. She listens, but she has excuses. She tells Anastasia, the only way they’ll fine tune this machine is to listen to comments. Anastasia is feeling the exhaustion, pressure, and anxiety. She comes up with the dessert, which is a choice of cheesecake or the pie. She suggests they talk about dinner. Everyone says the rice was cold, and one dude says his fish missed the seasoning. Anastasia thinks maybe it’s too cold in the galley, and says she’s just one person. Captain Sandy suggests they put the plates in the oven, so that way the food will stay hot. Good idea from the not-chef. A guest finds a hair on the pie, and Anastasia says it’s not hers.

Next time, a special ninety-minute episode – a Mardi Gras table, a guest gets sick, Hannah says Anastasia’s mistakes are affecting the guests and her, and Colin talks to Captain Sandy (I think about Jack). IMO, if Anastasia doesn’t check herself, she’s going to end up like Chef Leon. And that’s not a compliment.

🏃 Hannah and João are starting to remind me of the camp counselors in Meatballs.

🍁 I Could Get Behind This Too…

According to Mental Floss, when Canada’s Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was Bob.

☔ Moved On, But Not Forgotten…

I have no clue what their relationship was really all about, but it’s clear Bethenny loved Dennis in her own way.

https://pagesix.com/2019/08/10/bethenny-frankel-posts-tribute-to-dennis-shields-one-year-after-his-death/

👙 For the Ladies…

And the men who love them. God forbid we should be a normal size.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1064106/how-model-emily-didonato-learned-to-be-at-peace-with-her-body?source=email&medium=emn-content-3&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

🐈 One Cool Cat…

Who’s down for deaux Chartreuse?