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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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 14, 2019 – A Step Closer To Takeoff, A Little 90 News, Tea For Three Wives & Yes It Is

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Fear the Walking Dead

Alicia faces the zombie barricade. She radios the kids, asking if they can hear her. Nothing. She takes out her crazy weapon, and chops through the ropes linking the zombies.

Victor shoots at the zombies, and suggests he and Charlie beat a hasty retreat. He has to check the propeller, and Charlie yells, this way! coaxing the zombies away from him. Morgan radios, saying he heard gunshots. He tells Victor that they need to stay away from the zombies with burns on them. Stay as far away as they can. He’s seen people who were exposed, and it ain’t pretty.

Alicia chops zombies down like Joan Crawford chopping rosebushes. She ignores the ones who are restrained. She pikes a few in the head for variety.

Morgan tells Victor that Alicia is looking for Max and Annie. He asks if Victor is still near the balloon. Victor says they are, and asks Morgan for something. I miss what it is, but Morgan says he’s on it. June radios Morgan, saying she’s on her way. Morgan says he doesn’t know where John is, and if she wants to help, she can do that by finishing the plane. Morgan radios Grace, and says he needs some help. Some people crashed on the other side. They’re all right, but they need her. It’s the only way they’ll finish. He tells her that he’s past the roadblock. She says if he gets any closer, he could be contaminated. He says she has what they need to fix the plane. She tells him that he needs to get back to the truck stop, unless he wants less time to finish. She tells him where he can stop to get what he needs.

Alicia continues on through the woods. She gets a little fascinated with a tied-up zombie. She feels something behind her, and turns around to find Dylan. He tells her to follow him. The forest is crowded with zombie deterrents, attached to trees.

Victor drags the propeller, as the zombies toddle after him. He tells Charlie, now, and she pulls the balloon material up to make a barrier between them and the zombies.

At a tall, wooden gate, Dylan says, olly, olly, oxen free. The gate opens, and Alicia follows Dylan in. Max holds a gun on her, and Alicia says she wants to help. Annie says she told Alicia that they didn’t want it. She never should have come there. The gate closes.

Annie asks why Alicia has that thing, meaning her weapon. Alicia says it gives her another day. They’re running out of time. They all are. They’re not safe there. Annie says they made it through the first one, but Alicia says, one day the wind will blow in a different direction, and kick up the radiation. Annie asks why Alicia can’t leave them alone. Alicia says she can’t leave knowing she didn’t do everything to keep them safe. They could die, or worse, live and kill everyone by staying there. She knows getting on a plane sounds crazy, but so is staying there. Annie says Alicia crashed a plane, and someone almost died for a person who wasn’t even there. They put a barrier up, and Alicia still won’t give up. There’s something else. What is it? Alicia says she wants to do something good to make up for what she did. Annie asks if Alicia hurt people, and Alicia says she did. She asks if Alicia killed people, and Alicia says, yes. She doesn’t want them to go through what she did. Annie says she’s not going, and neither is Alicia. She tore down the only thing protecting them. She needs to help put the barricade back up, and make sure no one followed her. If Alicia misses her flight, it’s her fault.

Gas drips from the airplane, and Luci tells Al that they must have put a hole in the tank when they moved it. Al checks out the damage, says, sh*t, and gets into the cockpit. The plane won’t start. June says they’re standing on a giant gas tank, but Al says it’s not the same. They need aviation fuel. She knows where they can get some.

Morgan checks inside a car, and finds a bag with a mask in it. He goes into a house, pokey stick at the ready. He bangs on the floor, but all is quiet. He looks through some drawers, and radios Alicia. He asks if she’s all right, and she says, yeah. She found the kids; they’re with her now. She asks about Victor and Charlie, and if they’re still in the contaminated area. Morgan says, yes, and so is he, but not for much longer. He picks up a birthday card, and looks at it. He tells Alicia, John and Dwight are out of range. Stay safe, and get the kids back to the truck stop. Alicia says she tried, and she can’t. She can’t get through to them. Morgan should be there. Morgan says they’re both exactly where they’re supposed to be. He looks at some personal mementos on the refrigerator, and finds a set of keys. Alicia says she’s starting to wonder if this is right, but Morgan says, it is. He hears a zombie being noisy outside the window. He looks at it, and the reflection of his face looks like it’s the zombie’s face. He tells Alicia that they’re getting everybody on the plane, and they’re going to do what they came there to do.

June asks if Al is sure where the helicopter landed. Al say she is. She can climb up, and see what’s left.  John’s voice crackles over the radio. June tells him that he has to get back to the truck stop. He says they’re still a ways out, but she says, the second reactor might melt down. Grace said they don’t have much time. John has a problem hearing her, and loses the signal. Dwight found tells John that he found something. John says they need to get the hell out of there. Dwight tell him to go. John has done more for him then he needed to. He he has to keep looking. He asks if John would get on the plane if he knew June was out there, and John says, of course not. John almost gives Dwight the note from Shari, but decides against it. He says, come on.

Charlie asks if Victor thinks the material is going to hold, and he says, yes. She tells him, Daniel said, every day was a chance to start over; to get it right. Victor says, he speaks the truth, but she doesn’t think the barrier is going to hold for long. They might not get a chance. Victor says they already have. He knows he’s said that should have been his plane, but the truth is, he might have been able to get back on. He hesitated. Charlie asks, why? and he says he doesn’t think he believed in it – in them. They were on the precipice of something extraordinary, and he balked, but he’s standing there now. So is she, and they did something extraordinary, and didn’t balk. They’re not starting now.

Victor gets his gun ready, but blood starts to spatter on the other side. It’s Morgan, shooting up zombies while wearing a Hazmat suit. Victor tells him that he just said they’re due for a break. Morgan asks where the propeller is, and says he’s got to get them out of there.

Annie asks why Dylan brought Alicia there. He says, she wants to help, and Annie says, she’s a mess. Dylan says, the plane can work, and she asks if he wants to get in a plane that’s already crashed. If they stay there, they stay safe. They fix the zombie blockade, and jet.

Up in a treehouse, Alicia looks through a box of photographs, and finds a notebook of a child’s drawings. There are drawings of a family, a zombie barricade, and it looks like the kids as zombies. Dylan asks what she’s doing, and she asks if he drew these. He nods, and she says, he’s scared, isn’t he? She tells him, it’s okay, but he takes the book, puts it back in the box, and moves the box out of reach. He says he drew them before; at the beginning, when everything happened. He says, they were playing. Annie saw them, and thought they were scary. She thought if they made it real, it would scare away the others, so no one would bother them. Alicia says they’re living in his nightmare, and Dylan says, everything is a nightmare now. Alicia can’t argue with that. He looks at her weapon, and she says, it wasn’t always like that. She sharpened it after she lost her mom. It saved her from the dead, but kept the living away. She thought if she scared them, they’d leave her alone, but she was the one who was scared. Annie comes in, and says the zombies followed them.

A kid reinforces the gate, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to hold.

The generator doesn’t work, and Grace bangs on it. She puts her head in her hands. Morgan radios, and says he got what he needed. She tells him the generator isn’t strong enough; she’s sorry. He asks how long before a meltdown, and she says, twelve hours; maybe a day. Morgan says they’ll finish by then. She say she can still buy them time. He asks if that’s the truth, and she says she can try. She uses a wrench to tinker with something, and tells Morgan that she’ll go to the truck stop when she’s done.

Morgan gives Grace directions to the truck stop.  He tells Victor that he’ll meet them there. He’s going to get her. Victor says he thought they just said Grave was meeting them, but Morgan says, she’s not coming back. He was at her house, and saw who she was when she had something to live for. He says he’ll meet them there, and Victor and Charlie take off.

June packs up the gas containers, and tells Al it should get them over the mountain. Al says the fact that she knew where to find it, points to them being able to do this. She radios John, but it’s dead air. June says she went over a year without seeing John, without hearing his voice. She’s not letting that happen again. She waits a moment, and says, well? Al says she asked if Al wanted to talk about what happened when she was missing. She does, but June can’t tell anyone.

She tells June that she met someone. June says, who? When? Al says while she was gone, she met someone and felt something she hasn’t felt in a long time. But Al can never see her again, never talk to her, and doesn’t know how to live with that. June says when she left John in the cabin, she thought she’d never see him again. She felt… gone. Like she wasn’t the same as when she was with him. She was a ghost. She couldn’t talk about it. Nothing anyone said would have made it better. What do you say when someone is missing a piece of themselves? The piece that makes them who they are. She told herself every day, even if never saw him again, she’d always be grateful for what they had, and who she could be. Grateful that she could still feel that way for someone after everything. That it could even exist. She chooses to believe that whoever she is, Al will see her again. Al knows June will see John again. June says, as sure as sh*t, she knows that.

The fence isn’t doing well. Alicia asks about guns, and Annie says, they’re not loaded. She insists the fence will hold. They put the zombies there, and Alicia can’t stop them by herself. Alicia begs Annie to give her the guns. Max says, she’s right. He saw her after the crash. Dylan agrees she can keep them safe. The zombies start to come through. Alicia tells Annie to work on a plan to get down, and she’ll hold them off. Zombies begin to come across on a footbridge that hangs over the water, and Alicia meets them halfway. She impales one, not even breaking her stride.

John drives until the gas tank is empty. He says they have to raise June on the radio, or they’re up the creek. Dwight points out a giant rig. They get in the cab, and John tries to hotwire it. Dwight says they can walk if they have to. He says she might have made it across the mountain; they can too. John says it doesn’t sound like they have days. He thinks he may have gotten them into trouble. When Dwight asked if he’d found anything in the car, he said no. He lied. He found this… He hands Dwight the note, and Dwight reads it. John says he’s sorry. Dwight gets out of the truck.

Grace works on the generator. Morgan arrives wearing the suit, and carrying his pokey stick. He says Grace might not know how much time she has left, but she’s not dead yet, and he’s not letting her act like she is.

Alicia whacks and stabs zombies. She radios the kids, asking how it’s going. Max says they need more time. Zombies start trickling in. Alicia gives it everything she’s got, but one gets her down, his eyeball hanging in her face. This really pisses her off, and she flips him over, stabbing the other eyeball into next week. She sees the ID from the nuclear plant around his neck, and realizes there’s blood on her and she probably got it in her mouth.

Annie shoots at a couple of zombies, who tumble down the hill, pushing them even closer. She’s not a great shot but finally gets them in the head. Alicia asks if they’re okay, and Max says, yeah. Her? She looks around, and says, this isn’t going to work. She can’t do what she said. Annie tells her to come up, but she says, no. She knows they don’t want to leave, but they’ll die if they stay. You have to know when to let go. She tells Annie, get the kids on the plane. That’s how to protect them. Annie doesn’t know what Alicia did, but thanks her for it. She tells the kids, let’s go, and they head out.

Alicia bangs on the gate, and says, come on.

Luci tells Victor and Charlie they can shower and get fresh clothes. Victor tells her, Morgan said he’d be there, and Luci is sure he will.

Sitting outside the truck, Morgan tells Grace that he didn’t have much choice. He did what he had to do. Grace says they don’t know how much radiation they’ve been exposed to. He says he tried to face things, and almost died trying. A man named Eastman helped him. Eastman taught him that all life is precious. Grace asks how he knew she wouldn’t leave, and he says he didn’t. He just took a chance. Eastman taught him something else, about redirection. He didn’t think his own life was worth saving, so he made it about someone else’s life. She asks what if she’d refused to leave? and he says he didn’t think of that. She laughs, and says they have the same problem. They think everyone else’s life is more valuable than their own. She gets in the truck.

Charlie says they have to get to work. The kids show up at the gate. Luci introduces Victor and Charlie. Dylan says, The Little Prince. That was Charlie’s book. Charlie says it was. Luci says they came back, and Annie says, Alicia was convincing. Victor says, she usually is, and asks where she is now. I think Annie says, stuck, but I’m not positive.

Alicia leads the zombies through the forest.

Dwight looks at Shari’s rings. John supposes Dwight isn’t happy with him. He’d said that the world hadn’t touched John. Dwight knows why John did it. He wanted to keep Dwight going. John says, it doesn’t have to be the end of the road. Dwight says she didn’t want him looking for her, and looks at the note again. He reads, find something to live for, and live. He says he doesn’t want to give it up, even if she’s telling him to stop, but if he does find a reason to live, he has to make it right. Maybe they’ll end up like him and June. Maybe… she’s alive. Impossible sh*t happens. John says it happened for him, and Dwight says he’s going to get John back to June.

Alicia rinses her mouth in the creek. I don’t know how smart that is. In the car with Grace, Morgan radios, and asks if she’s all right. After the longest pause ever, she says she’s okay. She picked up a pack of walkers, but thinks she lost them. He tells her that the kids made it to the truck stop. She did it. He says when he and Grace were on their way back, he kept thinking about what she said. He thinks helping people isn’t the only reason. They might be right; trying make up for the lives they took. When they stopped living on their own, they kept finding people to help, but also helped themselves find a way to start living. Alicia says they will. Morgan asks her to tell him where she is. She gets up. A few zombies have nearly caught up to her.

A siren goes off, and Morgan says, is that…? She says, yes. We see the plant, where the zombies try to get at the speakers blasting the sound.

Next time, Max Headroom is back, June tries to find John, and the plane is started.

💍 The new season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days will begin on August 4th. I can’t wait. The Family Chantel, starting July 22nd, sounds intriguing, but phony as hell. I’ve always had the nagging suspicion that, even if their story is based in truth, these people have been reading their lines. And they’re bad actors. Yet somehow they’ve charmed the fans and gotten a spin-off.

🎧 The Countess Meets DJ Shore…

It remains to be seen whether this is a match made in heaven.

https://pagesix.com/2019/07/12/luann-de-lesseps-and-dj-pauly-d-working-on-music-together/

💞 Another New Connection…

Bethenny finally seems to be on the right love track.

https://pagesix.com/2019/07/12/bethenny-frankel-posts-sweet-selfie-with-boyfriend-paul-bernon/

🔃 Undecided About Caring…

Although she became more interesting after the season was over.

https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/gina-kirschenheiter-pleads-guilty-dui-sentence

📅 This About Says It All…

Except how it gets here so fast.

June 24, 2019 – A Wonderful Surprise Costs Willow, Prince Charming Does Lunch, Pillow Talking, Bethenny’s Nightmare, Forgotten Film & Vacation In My Head

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General Hospital

Maxie shows Ava dresses from the Crimson closet, but nothing is suitable. Ava is concerned they don’t share the same vision. Maxie says she’s trying to get a sense of Ava’s vision, so she can pick the perfect pieces to tantalize readers into wanting to read the riveting interview inside. She has to scream survivor, but whisper victim. Ava says, that’s the problem. She’s not a victim, and that includes the image she wants to project on the cover. She gets a phone alert for dinner with Kiki.

Curtis tells Jax to contact him after he’s checked out Curtis’s references. Don’t believe a word Drew tells him; he’s biased. Jax takes it they know each other. Curtis says they’ve dumpster dived together, dug up a crypt, and narrowly escaped suffocation in a locked room filled with smoke. Jax tells him, say no more. He’ll have HR send the paperwork. Curtis leaves, and Josslyn joins Jax. He asks if she wants something to eat, but she says she’s already had breakfast, with her surprise new family member. Jax says she must be referring to Sonny’s cousin. He tells her, don’t worry. He didn’t take the bait either. If it gets too crowded there, she can always move in with him.

Curtis calls the hospital, saying he wants to make arrangements for Jordan’s discharge. He says, say what?… She what?

Chase hears applause, and goes out into the squad room. Jordan says she’s back on feet, and well on her way to recovery. She thanks them for their support and well-wishes. It helped more than they know. Now back to work. Chase says, nicely done, and Jordan says she’ll have to relinquish her position to the acting commissioner, and tells Chase that Mac Scorpio will be taking over. He says he has no problem with that, but does she? Is that why she’s there?

Jason meets Michael, who says Willow trusts him, so he knows he can tell Jason. The man who OD’d in Beecher’s Corners was Willow’s father.

Carly startles Bobbie at the hospital reception desk. Bobbie asks if everything is okay, and Carly says she’s just picking up some prenatal vitamins. Bobbie is glad, since there’s only one family emergency allowed at a time. Carly asks, who’s sick? Bobbie opens the door to the examining room. Brad is there, and says, it’s getting worse.

The judge announces, David Henry Archer vs Willow Tait. He asks where Diane’s client is, and Diane says she’s been unavoidably detained, but will be there shortly. The judge hopes so, since he intends to move forward whether she’s there or not. Shiloh smiles.

Willow tells Nina to let Charlotte know she’ll cherish the photobook. She has to go. Lulu says she can’t go, but Willow says she’s already late. Elizabeth says they have one more thing for her, and Lulu promises it will be worth the wait. Principal Schultz walks in, and says, before she goes, he’d like a word with he about her future there at the school. Willow sees a call from Diane coming in.

Josslyn asks how she’d move in with Jax, since he doesn’t even have a place. He says he’s about to make an offer, but just needs her stamp of approval. She tells him not to buy something based on whether she likes it, and he says he wants them both to like it.. She says she’s not sure about moving. She’s comfortable with her mom and Sonny. Avery would miss her, and a new baby is coming. Jax says, no pressure. They’ll fix up a room for when she visits, and if things change in the future, they’ll deal with it. She says, it’s strange to think about the future. You assume things will happen, and people will be there, but sometimes they’re not. He says, never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. She says, Satchel Paige. He used to tell her that after a rough volleyball game. Oscar was always quoting things too. He was a nerd that way, and she loved it. She supposes that’s because Jax does it too. He asks if she’s saying he’s a nerd? and she says, not even. She says it’s hard to think about anything right now, and he says he has something that might help. He grabs her hand, and says, let’s get out of here.

Ava looks at her phone. The message asks if she wants to confirm the reservation. Maxie asks if she’s okay, and Ava says everything is fine. It’s just one of those appointment reminders from a restaurant out of town. She and Kiki went last year after the article on Dr. Bensch came out. Kiki was worried about talking to Ava, and how she would take it, but when the truth came out, she was so proud. She thought they were moving forward to a new, stronger relationship. She wanted to go back to the restaurant, but Kiki was too busy with med school. So she made Kiki promise when she was done for the summer, they’d go back; a year from the date the article ran. She never dreamed she’d have to cancel because… of what happened.

Michael tells Jason that Willow blamed herself for her father’s death. She was supposed to meet him when Shiloh announced it was time for her initiation. Jason says, so she was being drugged and tattooed while her father was dying. Michael says she doesn’t think it was an accident. She thinks Shiloh murdered him. She’s sure of it, and so is he. Jason says him too. They just have to prove it.

Carly asks, what happened? and Bobbie says, Brad has been complaining of severe abdominal cramps. Lucas is on his way. Carly asks what the doctor said, but Brad says the doctor can’t help him. No one can. It’s too late. He’s dying.

Willow sees she missed the call from Diane. She says she wasn’t aware she had a future at the school, and Principal Schultz says he was misguided, and apologizes. He’s officially inviting her back to be a member of the teaching staff next year.

Chase asks if Jordan knows how long Mac will be filling in. She says her recovery is a work in progress. Mac is a consummate professional, and the PD is in good hands. Curtis walks in, and she asks what he’s doing there. He says he could ask her the same. What the hell is she doing?

Bobbie says maybe the ER doctor could look at Brad, but his abdomen isn’t rigid and he has no fever. His blood pressure is elevated, but there’s no indication of immediate danger or dying. Brad thinks he could have stomach cancer, but Bobbie says he should know it presents differently. He says he feels awful; maybe it’s an ulcer. Bobbie says she can arrange for a test, and Carly says it wouldn’t hurt to rule it out, but does he really think he has an ulcer? He doesn’t know, and asks what Bobbie thinks. She thinks he has a bad case of acid reflux or he’s having an anxiety attack.

Jordan asks Chase to give her and Curtis a moment. She asks Curtis where he gets off, chastising her in the middle of the squad room? He asks where she gets off, signing herself out without telling him? she wasn’t aware she needed his permission. He says he’s her husband and partner. He loves her; till death do them part. She could have at least allowed him to escort her out after major surgery. She says, sorry. She should have waited. He says she didn’t because she wanted to come there, and knew he’d be against it. He says Mac’s got this, and she needs to take it easy. She says she feels fine. She feels so good, maybe she doesn’t need to rest. Maybe she’s ready to resume her role as commissioner.

Principal Schultz tells Willow that a group of parents came to him with their concern about her termination; almost her whole class. Not only the parents, the faculty too, lobbied on her behalf. And the numbers don’t lie. Almost all of her students have improved their grades. In reevaluating the whole year, her assets outweigh her missteps. She’s a gifted educator. Willow thanks them for what they did on her behalf. She knows not everyone agrees. Nina says it’s true she didn’t speak on Willow’s behalf. but as it happens, she does agree, and thinks Willow should stay. The principal says, since Willow’s students are on a field day, maybe she wants to go over her contract with the union rep. Willow asks if they can schedule it for another day. Nina asks if she has somewhere better she needs to be.

Diane calls Chase, telling him that she’s calling from the courthouse. Willow is late and not answering her phone. The judge isn’t having it, and is going to start without her. She tells Chase, find her and get her there immediately. He says he’s got it, and jets. Diane runs back into the courtroom.

Jason tells Michael, according to Spinelli, Willow’s father had no history of substance abuse. Michael says Shiloh doesn’t typically attend the initiation ceremony until later, and Jason says giving him time to go to the hotel. Michael says Willow told him that Shiloh slept with her after he murdered her father. Jason says, someone else took the rap. Carol Lockhart. She served some time, and is now waiting tables in Beecher’s Corners. Michael says Jason is on the town’s radar, but Jason says he’ll find a way around it. Michael suggests he go in Jason’s place.

Maxie tells Ava that they can reschedule. Nina will understand. Well, probably not, but Maxie will convince her. Ava says she agreed to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Ava, so that’s what they’re going to get. She wonders about the other choices, and looks through the clothing rack. Jax comes in with Josslyn, who asks what Ava is doing there. Jax tells her, be nice. Ava chooses a dress, and leaves to try it on. Jax tells Josslyn that Ava is contracted to do the cover. He’s going to try and teach Josslyn a valuable lesson. You don’t have to like or approve of people you do business with, if it’s a mutual, beneficial agreement. Josslyn asks if the next one can not include Ava. He says it can be arranged. Maxie asks what she can help with, and Jax says he wanted to run something by Nina, but she can also weigh in. He’s thinking about a summer internship there for Josslyn. Maxie thinks it’s a great idea. She can teach Josslyn everything she knows, and Josslyn will probably be running the place by the end of the summer. She says, hold that thought, and runs off. Jax asks what Josslyn thinks. Josslyn says she thinks he should have asked her about it first.

Brad asks if Bobbie thinks he’s a hypochondriac. She says he mentioned that he was under stress. Is there something going on that would cause him extreme anxiety? She can order the tests, or Doc is back on staff. He says he’d rather take the endoscopy. Bobbie says another option is talking to his mother-in-law. Brad says he didn’t want to trouble her, and Carly says he hasn’t told Bobbie what’s going on?

Willow says she’s sorry. She’s honored and happy, but has somewhere she really needs to be. Nina says after the parents moved heaven and earth to have her reinstated, she can’t even stay to thank them? Willow says they have her sincere appreciation. Chase runs in, and says they have to go, and she flies out the door with him. Nina says they can see where her priorities are.

Diane requests a brief recess. The judge asks if Shiloh had any difficulty getting to court on time. Zara suggests perhaps Willow stalling, and Shiloh says she could be fleeing with his child as they speak. Diane says, first he has to establish that there was a birth. Zara says they’ve established that Miss Tait had a child, and Diane asks how they obtained privileged information. It’s protected under HIPPA, and Willow never signed a release.

Jax agrees he shouldn’t have assumed, and Josslyn asks why he did. Her mom does it all the time, but he never does. He says the last time he saw her excited was when she was there with Maxie. Josslyn says they weren’t talking about Crimson; it was something else entirely. She thinks it would be fun, but he can’t sign her up for things like she’s six and it’s volleyball. He says he’ll do better, but she has to admit volleyball turned out good; she’s crushing it. He’s proud of her, and he’s not apologizing, because he loves her. She says she loves him too, and they hug.

Curtis tells Jordan, let him get this straight. She’s ignoring the doctor’s advice, and jumping back in to a fast-paced, intense job. Go for it. She says he’s usually not sarcastic, and he says she’ll set her recovery back. Why risk it? Mac is more than capable of holding things down while she’s away. She says that’s what she’s worried about. He says she’s not that insecure, and Mac doesn’t want her job. She says she’s on medical leave, and disability only pays 50%. In the meantime, her medical expenses are soaring. He doesn’t want her worrying, and says he took a job that will more than make up the difference.

Lulu asks Franco and Elizabeth what they make of Willow’s leaving. Franco gets a call, and Elizabeth says she doesn’t know why Willow wouldn’t stick around to go over her contract. Lulu wonders if Willow wants to come back. She tells Elizabeth that she got the wedding invitation, and she’s looking forward to it. Elizabeth says, it’s just a reception. Franco and the boys insisted they have a party. Lulu says she knows Elizabeth said she was happy to exchange vows in a prison cell, but come on. Elizabeth says, okay; she’s happy. She tells Lulu about the venue. Done with his call, Franco asks what they’re talking about, and Elizabeth says, the reception; she kind of into it. He says, don’t be. He doesn’t think it’s even going to happen.

Carly meets Lucas in the hallway, and tells him, Brad is okay. Bobbie thinks it’s just stress. Brad told her everything. Lucas guesses he’d better face the music. He can’t let Brad to it alone. He goes in the examining room, and Brad says, Carly ratted them out. She says, for their own good. Lucas says he’s sorry, but Bobbie says they have a lot on their plate, and not to worry about it. She asks if they’ve spoken to Alexis, and asked what the chances are that the court will unseal the records. Lucas says, they can’t be unsealed, and Brad says, the records don’t exist. Bobbie says, the time for anything less than full disclosure is over. Spill. Lucas says he told Julian, and Bobbie says, he got rid of the records?

Willow comes running in. Diane tells her, calm down; she got there. There’s been a recess, but the judge is going to rule once they resume. Willow says, but she wasn’t there, and Diane says he’s allowed to rule without hearing her.

Nina comes back to Crimson with Valentin. Valentin tells Josslyn that he enjoyed her performance at the Nurses Ball. She’s a talented young woman. Maxie says she’s there about a possible internship, but Jax says he might have gotten ahead of himself. He has another matter to discuss with Nina though. He, Nina, and Valentin go into her office. Valentin closes the door, but Jax says it’s a business matter. Nina says, it’s fine. Whatever he has to say, he can say in front of Valentin.

Maxie says Josslyn isn’t feeling the internship? Josslyn says, it’s not that she doesn’t want it. She thinks it would be fun. It’s just that her dad got the wrong idea when he saw their conversation. Maxie asks if she didn’t tell him about reaching out to the other side. Josslyn says, no, but she did talk to Lucy, who gave her some good advice. She tried a séance with some friends. They tried reaching out, and she thinks it worked. Oscar was there with them. Ava overhears.

Jax tells Nina that he’s hired a new head of security. He believes she’s worked with Curtis before.

Jordan says, so Curtis is now head of Aurora security? He says he just needs to sign the paperwork. She asks if it’s something he truly wants, or is he doing it because of her and the bills piling up? He wanted to remain self-employed. Is he taking a corporate gig because of her. He says, it’s not your typical corporate gig. Hypothetically, he was hired by one party to run a long con on the other party.

Franco tells Elizabeth the venue has a mold issue, and they’ve canceled all reservations. She says she knew it was too good to be true. Franco says they wanted to do it nice, and Lulu says, maybe they still can, after what she put them through. Franco says, no one blames her. They’re just glad it’s over. She says she’d still love to make amends. She owns the perfect venue for a wedding reception, and says she’d be honored to have it on The Haunted Star – free of charge. Elizabeth doesn’t think it’s such a great idea.

Bobbie says, leave it to Julian to make it worse, but Lucas says, he only did what he was asked. Now there’s no record. She says, that they know of. Does he think there’s something else out there? He doesn’t know, but Carly says, Shiloh is a master manipulator. There’s a good chance he’ll realize Wiley is his son. Lucas says, there are no records to tie them together, and Bobbie hopes he’s right. It could easily go the other way. When the records are unsealed, the court will realize they were tampered with. Bead says, his stomach, and Lucas asks for a moment alone with him.

In the hallway, Carly tells Bobbie, sorry. She knows from experience cover-ups don’t always work out. Bobbie says she’ll be back soon. She has business to take care of.

The judge comes back, and says it’s nice of Willow to join them. She says she’s so sorry. If she could just explain… He says, it’s not necessary. He’s made his ruling, and the court is ruling in favor of the plaintiff, David Henry Archer aka Shiloh.

Nina tells Jax that she’s worked with Curtis, and he’s a good friend. He asks if she approves, and she says, in theory. Taking a corporate job doesn’t seem like him. Valentin says he does have financial pressure after Jordan’s transplant, but Nina wonders why he didn’t mention it to her. Jax says she’ll have to ask him.

Josslyn tells Maxie about how they thought, if Oscar could hear them, he’d be laughing his ass off. It’s true; he would be. They all relaxed and started to remember the good times and funny things. They were still holding hands, and Trina saw the water ripple. Maxie asks if they thought it was Oscar, and Josslyn says, that’s why the glass was there. If the spirit visits, they signal their presence by rippling the water. She swears Oscar was with them. She knows it sounds crazy. Maxie says, not to her. Josslyn says, feeling him there, and being together and happy felt good. Like he was okay, and it gave some sort of closure. It meant everything to her. Ava looks at her phone, and confirms the reservation.

Jordan says, Curtis is working with Valentin to spy on Jax, and the job is a cover? Curtis says, it’s a win-win, and he gets a corporate salary. Jordan says what he’s doing is a felony, and he says he’s not stealing secrets; he’s just gathering information and providing a useful service. Jordan says, he’ll be head of security? He says he’ll be tightening the ship, and making sure the company is safe. She asks how he thinks Drew will feel, and he says, if he turns up something, that’s good for Drew. She doesn’t like it. Jax has an excellent reputation. He’s a brilliant businessman. She’d choose him over Valentin. Curtis says he would too – if he was looking for a bestie. This is business. Jordan says, exactly. Why is he choosing to do business with the bad guy?

Elizabeth tells Lulu that The Haunted Star holds unpleasant memories for Franco. Lulu understands, but Franco says he thinks it’s the perfect place. Lulu says the last thing she wants is to stress them or trigger sadness on a day that should be their happiest. Franco says he’s been thinking a lot about this kind of stuff. The past is past, and a place is just a place. They get to choose the energy and memories. He chooses happiness with their friends and family, but it’s her call. Elizabeth tells him that he keeps saying he’s doing it for her, but it’s for the both of them. She says, if he’s sure, and he says he is. What could possibly go wrong?

Bobbie goes to Charlie’s, and Julian says, oh Lord. What brings her by? She says her grandson. Julian says she sees more of Wiley than he does. He seems great, and Lucas and Brad couldn’t be happier. She says, no thanks to him, and slaps him across the face.

Michael goes into diner. The waitress says they’re closed, but he says he only needs a few minutes. Is her name Carol Lockhart? Outside in the car, Jason listens in.

Shiloh thanks the court. Willow asks Diane, what happens now? Diane says, it’s a temporary setback. They’ll file an appeal to overturn the order. The judge says Willow is ordered to turn over all relevant information on the child she gave up for adoption to the plaintiff. Shiloh smirks, and I say, that’s not how any of this works.

Tomorrow, Bobbie tells Julian that he might have lost Wiley for all of them, Sonny thinks he’s found a way for Dev to stick around, and Jason won’t let anything happen to someone.

Below Deck Mediterranean

I’m just going to say it. I think Aesha and Anastasia are one person. It’s driving me nuts. Not only do their unconventional names start with the same letter, they look alike.

10:15. Captain Sandy says they failed today in the food department. Mila tells Anastasia at least nothing was sent back. The captain tells Hannah that they’ll give the guests a hardy breakfast. Jack asks if Mila requested Anastasia, and Mila says the captain told Anastasia to go to the galley. In his interview, Jack says he feels bad for her, but it’s her own doing. She’s completely incompetent. The size of her balls are huge. She has to be mental to take on this job.

In Aesha’s interview, she says she’s drawn to Jack. Their personalities click, but she’s not going out of her way to find a guy. The guests go to bed. Anastasia says she was sh*tting her pants during dinner service. She calls her mom, and tells her all about it. Mila comes in, and talks to Anastasia’s mom in Russian, and says Georgian girls are great. Everyone goes to bed. João gets a message from Brooke, telling him, good luck. Colin says he and João have gotten closer because of sympathy over Brooke.

Mila wants to show Captain Sandy that she doesn’t need help. The captain tells Jack to haul anchor. I hear wrong and think one of the guests ordered scrapple, but it was scrambled eggs. I’m relieved. I went through a scrapple phase many years ago, but no one should eat scrapple, especially on a luxury yacht.  The guests toddle in for breakfast. Captain Sandy calls João to the bridge. Anastasia does cabins. Mila attempts to make pancakes, but their misshapen and awful, reminding me of the one and only time I made pancakes, and they were better. She throws them out. The guests are hungry, and demanding the pancakes. Hannah wonders, how hard can they be? She sees that Mila is using boxed batter, and says, a chef who doesn’t know how to make batter is a problem. Mila suggests Hannah cook, and Hannah says Mila already has her third stew. She’s been serving sh*t to guests, so don’t come at her with anything. In Hannah’s interview, she says, a chef who can’t cook pancakes is not an effing chef. One of the guests (Jennifer’s husband?) complains about it taking an hour to make pancakes. He’s bailing. In the captain’s interview, she says she’s given Mila multiple chances. We flash back to the nachos… and the cake… and the crab. Captain Sandy says, she can’t make pancakes? Come on.

Hannah tells the guests sorry about breakfast, but the dude says it’s fine. Sandy suggests lunch ashore to Jennifer, saying she’ll join them. She tells Jack to do something with his hair. She tells João that she’s friendly and kind, but now she’s getting pissed. Anchor goes down in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The captain tells Hannah they need quality of food. In her interview, Hanna says had a look at what’s causing her anxiety. The best thing she took out of it was, if there’s anything she can’t control, there’s no point in stressing about it. Just do the best you can and hold on for the ride.

Hannah makes reservation for eight people at two. The captain calls Anastasia to the bridge. She wants Anastasia to run with dinner. It’s the guests’ last meal, and she wants it to be amazing. In Anastasia’s interview, she says it’s a lot of pressure to control the galley, but from what she’s seen, she’s the better chef. The water toys are out, and the guests play. Jack takes Jennifer out on a jet ski, and she flirts with him. In his interview, he says he knows where the line is, but he’d risk his life to bang Dr. Jen; never mind his job. He tells Travis that he hasn’t had sex in ten days, and they were up close.

Captain Sandy calls Mila to the bridge. She thinks Mila is overwhelmed. Being brutally honest, she’s having Anastasia do dinner. She’s sorry, but she needs Anastasia to cook. Mila asks if the guests were happy yesterday, and the captain says, no. The steaks had no flavor, and they weren’t seared. Mila stupidly says, they ate them, and Captain Sandy says, they were hungry. She needs Anastasia to take the lead. Mila says she’s happy to work together in the galley. In Mila’s interview, she says it does strike her ego, but she’s not a quitter. She cries in the bathroom.

Hannah asks Anastasia if they can do an Italian dinner, and they go over some things. Mila says if Hannah doesn’t want to discuss it with her, she can cook herself. Hannah says that’s not what she get paid for, and the food is being sent back by the guests. In her interview, Anastasia says she can’t listen to them. Mila says Hannah is doing a perfect job, and Hannah says the guests are happy with service, but not the food. Mila gripes that Hannah isn’t talking to her face, and Hannah tells Mila that she’s saying it to her face. Anastasia needs to cook because her food is sh*t.

The guests and Captain Sandy go to a restaurant on shore. In his interview, Jack says his hair has always been a mess, but it’s never been an issue. João tells him, it has to be proper, and Jack says, business in the front, party in the back, making a high pony. João laughs. In her interview, Anastasia says she’s used to being the third stew, and just asking what she should be doing today. Now, she needs to write a menu, and she has no idea where Mila is. In Mila’s interview, she says she’s being tolerant (ha-ha! interesting word choice), but it’s not limitless. There’s a piece of meat the size of a dinosaur leg on the counter, and Anastasia asks Mila what it’s for. Mila says it’s just something she wants to cook. Anastasia say she’s getting stressed. She needs space, and the meat keeps appearing.

The guests love the restaurant. Colin talks to his mom on the phone. In his interview, he says in the ferry world, you work eight to ten hours, and go home. In yachting, it’s random people. and he has to get used to them. Sandy loves the view in the restaurant. There’s no wind, and she can see the boat. She doesn’t know if Anastasia is the right solution. It’s a massive job, and she hopes Anastasia doesn’t crack.

João helps Hannah. Aesha feels like they’re all doing the time for someone else’s crime. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’s using her mom’s meatball recipe. She guesses they must be Georgian balls. In Mila’s interview, she never expected Anastasia to be giving her instructions. She’s not feeling it. João tells Hannah that he messaged Brooke, and she says he’s not even drunk. In his interview, João says he’s been opening up to Hannah, which is surprising. In her interview, Anastasia says Mila is her sous chef tonight. She can make a simple salad, but that’s the extent of it. She can’t take a risk that the guests will return the food.

Hannah meets the guests with hand towels. In her interview, Anastasia says she’s vegan, but tries everything she makes. You have to make sure everything tastes good. After she tastes the meatball, she spits it out, and in her interview, Mila says, effing vegans. The guests give high praise to Aesha’s margaritas. The deckhands discuss their dating profiles. Colin asks if Travis’s is small d*ck, big heart. Travis reads it, and Colin asks how many matches he gets. Travis says, about seventeen a year. They talk about stranger danger, and Colin says his word was snuffleupagus. But then he told his mom that he’s twenty-nine; he’s a big boy now.

João moans about Brooke to Captain Sandy, who tells João that he’s a good person, and did nothing wrong. He says he never trusted anyone, and giving his trust was the hard part. The captain says he’s got to feel it. Have a cry; it’s healing. In his interview, João says as much as he tries to hide how he feels, he can’t bottle his emotions when it’s someone he trusts, and he’s opened up to Captain Sandy. The captain says they’re not going to sleep together, but he can trust her. In João’s interview, he says she reminds him of his mom. She hugs him, and tells him that he can come to her any time. She loves him. They hug again.

Hannah asks João to pop the towels in the laundry. She wants to keep Aesha on cabins, and asks if the deckhands can do service with her. Travis says he and Jack can do it. Captain Sandy is eating with the guests. Hannah tells Anastasia, whose reaction is, arrgghh! She’s already cooked, so she can’t take the captain’s preferences into consideration. It’s another person to judge her, who also happens to be her boss. The guests take pictures on deck. Aesha hates doing the cabins. She’s a people master, and she can’t talk to the bed. Hannah tells Anastasia that the guests aren’t sitting yet, and Anastasia is annoyed because the appetizers have been plated, and there’s horseradish foam involved. In her interview, Mila says she sees Anastasia’s panic. And I see that she seems to be enjoying it. Like it’s Anastasia’s fault the guests didn’t like Mila’s food.

The appetizer is served is served, but neither Jennifer nor Sandy eat raw meat, so Hannah brings theirs back.  Anastasia says carpaccio is an Italian staple, and there was nothing on the preference sheet. She shrugs, saying they can eat the salad. In Anastasia’s interview, she says, if they don’t like her food, that’s on them, imitating Mila, Colin eats the shunned appetizers, and the salad goes out. Aesha tells Jack that she’s proud of him for learning the washing machine. He tells Travis that he’s jacking he plates like he’s the best waiter in the world. They joke around, and Anastasia tells them to be quiet; she needs to concentrate. In Jack’s interview, he says he finds a girl who bosses him around quite attractive.

In Mila’s interview, she says if Anastasia wants to serve dry meatballs, go for it, again smirking. Spaghetti and meatballs are served. In her interview, Captain Sandy says, it’s not groundbreaking. Now she’s nervous about every meal that comes out of the galley. One of the guests announces they’re a meatball expert, and everyone eats in silence for a moment. The meatballs are pronounced well done – not as in tenderness, but as in done appropriately. The captain is thrilled that the guests are happy. Anastasia says the dessert is in three parts. In her interview, she says she wants to do something she knows tastes good, and she’s making affogato, but a lot of the dessert is smoke and mirrors because it’s interactive.  She explains the dessert to the guests, telling them it’s basically gelato with a shot of espresso, but she’s added a shot of Grand Marnier. Pancake dude asks if she’s sure she isn’t Italian, and she says, fuggedaboutit. The captain says, it’s the best part of the meal. Hannah and Anastasia high-five in the galley. In Hannah’s interview, she says she wouldn’t be happy if she was in Mila’s position, but she seems to be taking it in stride. That means either she’s really patient or used to it.

While they do the dishes, Hannah asks if Colin is homesick, and he says, a little. She says she doesn’t feel it anymore. A few of the guests sort of dance. Anastasia calls her mother. One of the guests (not pancake dude; other dude) says he’s going skinny-dipping. In Travis’s interview, he says there’s a universal love for skinny-dipping. One of the women decides to jump in with him, and Travis thinks she’s in shape for an old bird. Sexy.

It’s the last day of charter. In her interview, Mila says it’s not in her nature to give up. You have to adapt to different things, and not see them as a problem. Jack asks João what the plans are, and João says dinner and drinks. He doesn’t think Mila is going to stay. Travis hopes there isn’t a yelling fest at Mila tonight. In the galley, Anastasia tells Mila her pancake batter is too thin, but Mila says they’re Russian pancakes, which are more like crepes. If she says so. The guests believe it, and like them though. Captain Sandy calls João her protégé. In her interview, she says she’s interested to see where he goes in life. He’s hungry and grateful for all of his experiences. The guests pack.

The crew gets in their whites. Hannah says the saving grace was that the guests were Captain Sandy’s friends. João asks Hannah if she thinks Mila is going to get fired. She does, and he says chefs do about 50% of the work. They work alone, and it’s all about the food. Hannah tells him the tip is divided, no matter who does how much work. I’d always thought that was kind of unfair. The deckhands dock the boat, and Captain Sandy tells them, well done. The crew says goodbye to the guests. Jennifer says they were impressed how Captain Sandy managed the staff, along with their concerns. The deckhands were in the water, engaging, teaching, and helping them, and it didn’t go unnoticed that she made changes that made the experience better. She gives the captain an envelope, and it’s kiss-kiss, back to work.

João tells Jack not to bring back any loose strangers. Jack asks why they need loose strangers when they have loose crew members. Hannah asks Aesha how she feels about Jack. Aesha says she likes watching him, but she’s more attracted to him as a brother. Hannah says she’s not supposed to be attracted to her brother, even though we both know what she meant. Time for the tip meeting.

Sandy says they all know there were challenges in the galley. She thanks the deck team. and commends Hannah. She tells Anastasia that she loved the dessert. Well done (phrase of the night). The tip is $i8K, $1430 each, which the captain didn’t expect. Aesha says she thought it would be closer to $500 total. In his interview, João says it’s because the team pulled together. In Hannah’s interview, she wonders who would accept a tip when they almost single-handedly effed up the charter. Hannah has a smoke, while chatting with Anastasia. Aesha jokes around and blows a fart near Hannah’s head (I kid you not). Hannah says Aesha is the dirtiest bitch she’s ever met in her life.

Captain Sandy says no matter how many times she’s talked to Mila, it’s always, yes, captain; she has respect. She calls Mila to the bridge. Hannah tells Anastasia she worked hard to help Mila. The captain says Mila’s attitude is amazing, and she can see Mila has passion for what she does. I wonder if the captain and I are seeing the same person. Other than crying in the bathroom a couple of times, and gloating over Anastasia having it tough, she’s sleepwalked through the whole season. Captain Sandy says, it’s a pleasure coming into the galley. In Mila’s interview, she says during charters where the food was great, and there was a problem with the captain, she thought maybe it was her personality. Hearing that Captain Sandy thinks she has a great personality is pleasant [sic]. Not exactly what the captain said, but again, did I miss something? A whole lot of something? She tells the captain that she wants to show she can do it. She wants to prove it to her. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says, it’s hard to find a chef mid-season. If she has no chef, she has no charter. What does she do?

Dammit. I guess we have to wait until next week to find out.

Next time, a serious wind comes up fast, Anastasia is scared, the crew parties, Colin isn’t fitting in, and the anchor ends up on deck.

👻 At Least He’s Not a Ghost This Time…

But Stuart Damon has lunch with some ghosts from Alan’s past.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-vets-lunch-reunion-171285

🙊 Another Other Way…

Pillow Talk’s Annie and David spill some tea.

https://www.eonline.com/videos/290007/90-day-fiance-stars-david-annie-talk-larissa-and-colt

🎪  Bethenny’s Circus Continues…

Suckerfish Hoppy sinks to a new low.

https://pagesix.com/2019/06/21/bethenny-frankels-ex-denies-taunting-their-kid-with-dead-dog-drawing/

👠 I Forgot All About This…

And surprisingly, have never seen it. Now I want to. It’s campier than the Met Gala. Which most guests missed the mark on anyway.

June 20, 1980 – The Biggest Gay History Day Since Stonewall. “Can’t Stop The Music” Opens Starring Bruce Jenner and The Village People!

🌉 Just Like a Vacation…

Not really, but the pictures are pretty. Behold, Villefranche-sur-Mer.

 

 

May 17, 2019 – Red Carpet At the Ball, Chef Lisa, Throne Theory, Jim Has Not, Adios Coltee, OC Alumni, Miami Forgettable, Reality Troubles, a Mix Of Six Quotes, RIP For Three & Goodbye Mr. Tudball

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Five minutes to the Nurses Ball. Maxie tells Nina that she has to be there has to be on the red carpet, not making grand entrance. Sydney Valjean (Chandra Wilson) joins Nina, who thought she’d be late. Sydney says, never, especially when she’s hosting. Nina reminds her that she’s co-hosting, and Sydney says she knows it’s Nina’s night. Maxie is live tweeting, and Nina tells Sydney to go easy on the guests’ outfits, but she says she stands for truth in fashion. She’ll be cordial, but she’s not going to lie. Nina says if someone is wearing something… challenging, she’ll take it. Starting with the first guest. She’s extra.

In Toronto, Curtis and Laura are tied back to back. Curtis comes to, and tells Laura, wake up. They have trouble. She opens her eyes, and says, oh my God.

Carly comes downstairs in a sparkly red gown. Sonny tells her that she looks great, and asks what the verdict is. Are they staying or going?

Nina welcomes the viewers to the 2019 GH Nurses Ball. She’s being joined by Crimson magazine’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Valjean. It’s the first Ball Sydney has been to in person, and she’s ready to get the night started. Nina says for once, they’re on the same page. She usually saves this guest for last, but suggests they get to the good stuff first, and introduces Lucy, who’s wearing a mosaic patterned dress with a fishtail hem. Sydney says she looks stunning. Lucy gushes over Sydney, saying she’s such a fangirl. Nina says she’s right there too. Can Lucy give the audience a taste of what to expect? and Lucy says, no. She doesn’t want to ruin the delicious surprises. She goes over to Maxie, who compliments her dress, which Lucy calls delirious. She says, let the Nurses Ball begin.

Doc and Ava come in, and Sydney says Doc is looking dapper. Ava says, isn’t he though? Ava is wearing a black gown with sleeves of silver fringe dripping down to a cuff at the wrist. Nina tells her, kudos for being bold. She asks what they’re looking forward to, and Doc appreciates the raising of money for a truly worthy cause. Ava says they want to help any way they can. They move on to Maxie. Ava asks if there’s something wrong, and Maxie says she’s just surprised to see them together. Ava says, it will take some getting used to.

Nina introduces Scotty as lawyer extraordinaire. Does he want to say hello to the audience? He says, hello… and goodbye. Maxie asks who he’s wearing, and he says, expensive. She wonders who has his trousers in a twist, and he looks at Doc and Ava, saying, those two are all wrong, Maxie says, agreed, and he says he wants to make it right. He blocks the camera with his hand.

Laura tells Curtis, he’s gone. That poor woman. He killed her after she helped him. Curtis says, he killed her because he knew she was going to help them. He doesn’t think Ryan is coming back any time soon. It’s up to them to get themselves out. She says, please tell her that he has a knife in his pocket. He thinks the corners of the chair is sharp enough. If they work together, they can free themselves. She says, wait a minute. She smells gas.

Carly tells Sonny that Josslyn is definitely not going, but wants them to go. Sonny doesn’t want to, but Carly doesn’t know. She asks what he thinks, and he says it would be good for Carly if she went. She knew he’d say that, and he wonders why she asked. She tells him, next time tell her what she wants to hear, Sonny says he secretly hates this night. It reminds him of Stone, and how he’s gone, and the others who have died; but he hears Stone in his head, telling him, get off your ass, and go, so he goes. He sees people propping each other up, having a good time, and loving each other. He sees what good it does, and he’s glad he put his tux on and went. Carly says they’ll wait for Kristina to get there.

Franco picks up Elizabeth at the hospital. She looks like a princess, in blue sleeveless gown with a train. He says, wow, and she tells him that he looks handsome. He says she’s so beautiful, and kisses her. Epiphany tells them to get a room – or at least a supply closet. Elizabeth and Franco agree Epiphany looks great, and she does in an orange gown with a tie at the waist and a front slit. TJ, Deanna, and Amy join them. TJ says they’re ready to get their Ball on, and Deanna says she’ll call an Uber. They don’t want to miss the red carpet. Franco says he hired an enormous stretch limo. They can’t have the Ball without the nurses, and they’re going to arrive in style. Amy says Franco is ridiculously nice. Franco suggests they get going.

Nina introduces Willow escorted by Chase. She says, rumor has it that he’s performing again, and he says she’ll have to wait and see. She says Willow must know, but she says, he’s like a vault. She tried to get it out of him. Sydney asks, how? and Chase tells Willow, just be patient. Sydney says, they’re adorable. Nina is like, meh, but then says, he’s adorable, and runs to Valentin. They kiss.

Sasha comes in with Michael. Nina is happy to see them there together. Michael is happy to be there. It’s a cause dear to his heart. Nina says, which he showed with his company’s generous donation. She thanks him. Sydney knows it’s Willow’s first Ball, and asks how she feels. Willow says she was nervous at first, but she’s ready to have fun now.

Ava thanks Doc. He says, for what? and she says she was close to ripping Nina’s face off, and he smoothed the waters. He says she has prioritize. They have a bigger mission tonight. Ava thinks Ryan won’t be able to resist, and he agrees. She’s the best way to draw Ryan out, but nothing with Ryan ever goes according to plan.

Curtis says he can smell the gas, and feels it. He coughs, and Laura says she knows what Ryan is doing. Curtis suggests she fill him in. She says Ryan was supposed to die in a funhouse explosion. He wants her to die the same way he was supposed to. Curtis says, a funhouse? He’s not having much fun. There’s no way he’s going to let this freak win.

Lucy asks Scotty what Doc is thinking. Scotty says, Doc thinks he can douse his grief with guilt, and Ava is milking it for all it’s worth. It’s like a like runaway train, and they have to put brakes on.

Michael hears Maxie is on online tweeting duty, and she tells them to smile.

Nina says, here come newlyish weds, Franco and Elizabeth. Sydney admires Elizabeth’s dress, and Nina asks if they’re looking forward to the performances. Franco says he really stays for the nurses. He feels fortified being with them. He tells Nina, a gaggle of rowdy nurses is coming, and the gaggle follows them in. Epiphany asks who’s he calling rowdy? She runs a tight ship. TJ says, a tighter ship has never been run. Nina introduces Epiphany has GH’s head nurse, and Sydney asks if Magic Milo will be joining them. Epiphany says he had a work conflict, so Milo is keeping the magic in his pants this year.

Sydney introduces renowned coffee importer, Sonny Corinthos, and his lovely wife. Sydney says the cause has a special significance to Sonny’s family. Sonny says, it’s always a good time. It’s a blessing be there, and realize how precious life is. He and Carly kiss.

Michael tells Sasha that he’s sorry if Nina gushing over him made her feel uncomfortable. She says, it didn’t. She thought it was sweet.

Chase tells Willow that he has a great idea. The next time he visits her class, he’ll bring Thor, but also deputize the kids. She thinks it is a great idea, but he’ll have to do it in someone else’s class. She was fired. She’s finishing the yea, and then she’s done. He asks when it happened, and she says, yesterday. He’s so sorry, and asks if it’s because of the Charlotte thing. She says she doesn’t agree with Nina and Valentin’s choices a lot, but the truth is, she could have handled it better. Chase suggests focusing on the upside. There are a lot of private schools that would jump at the chance to hire her. Sometimes things that seem to be the worst, actually turn out to be the best. She says it worked out for the best the night she met him.

Franco tells Elizabeth that no one can hold a candle to her. She says it’s going to be a good night, and he says, it’s already pretty good.

Maxie hugs Peter, and brings him over to Nina. She introduces Maxie as her superior fashion editor, who’s doing double work. With her, is the publisher of The Invader, along with his star reporter, Lulu. Maxie hopes it’s less eventful than last year. I die over Lulu’s dress, which is sparkly and from fairyland. Nina gets something caught in her throat, and excuses herself. Sydney says she thought Nina would never leave, and asks about Lulu’s dress.

Unfortunately, I don’t get to hear the answer. Nina goes on the terrace, and sees Jax. She says she’s looking for water, and he asks if she’ll settle for champagne. She says, sure, and sips it. She apologizes, saying she doesn’t usually steal people’s booze, but her throat closed up. He asks if it was an interview with press, and she says she’s a publisher doing this for charity. He says it’s generous of her. She doesn’t know if her throat closed because of the lights (?) or because she hates those two. Did she just say that out loud? Jax says she’s lucky he doesn’t know who she’s referring too. She says champagne goes to her head, and thanks him, saying she’ll see him on the red carpet.

Carly sees Michael, and he introduces Sasha to her and Sonny. Carly says they’ve already met. At the MetroCourt after Sasha’s workout. It’s nice to see her again. Michael says, no Josslyn? and Carly says, no, but she insisted they come. She had second, third, and fourth thoughts about it. Michael tells her to give Josslyn space and confidence. She’ll be okay. Carly excuses herself to go to the ladies room. Sonny says, Michael knows she’s going to text her daughter, right. Michael says, 100%.

Lucy says Scotty knows what to do. He says she just told him. Just go. Lucy says, it’s going to work, and gives Scotty a thumbs up.

Ava tells Doc, don’t worry. Ryan won’t come there with all these people. He’ll wait until she’s alone.

Mac and Felicia arrive. Sydney says it’s not their first Nurses Ball. What’s their favorite act from over the years. Mac says Mr. Something-or-Other (a bad act he did once), of course (🍷).

Sydney welcomes Jax back, and he says he’s happy to be back. She asks if he’s performing, and he says, Sonny sang last year, so maybe he’ll do a dance number. Anything is possible. A reporter grabs him, and asks if it’s a quick visit, or will Port Charles be seeing more of him? He says they’ll see what happens. He likes to keep his options open. Nina stutters trying to ask Jax a question, and Sydney says he’s an international financier; what brings him back to Port Charles? He says he lives in Australia, and Nina says she loves Australia. He asks if she’s been there, and she says, no, but the accent is great. Jax says he just finished a project there, and he’s looking into some opportunities. He’s missed Port Charles, and it’s great to be back, especially for an important cause. Nina says he should say hello to Maxie, and trails off. Sydney tells him, have a good evening, and pokes Nina. Maxie says she didn’t know he was back, and asks how long he’s home for. He says, indefinitely.

Sam and Shiloh walk the carpet. Nina doesn’t know him, and Sam explains that he runs DOD. Nina says, fantastic, and asks where Jason is. It’s not surprising he’s not there, since he probably doesn’t go to events like this. Shiloh says, it’s irrelevant. Sam isn’t defined by anyone else’s decision. Nina says, awesome, and passes them to Maxie. Sam says they heard she was live tweeting. Maxie says she was, but she just shut down. She has to find a friend. I laugh at Sam’s face when their picture is taken. It’s amusing in general how some of the photos have their true feelings written all over their faces.

A man goes up to Doc, telling him a woman passed out on the red carpet. They took her upstairs, but now she’s hysterical. He asks Doc to take a look. Doc asks Ava to excuse him. She says, if it starts, she’ll save him a seat. Scotty smiles.

Valentin approaches Peter and Lulu. He says Lulu looks exceptionally nice. She says Charlotte helped her pick out her dress. Valentin says, she helped Nina with her ensemble as well. Lulu says, maybe she’ll follow in her stepmother’s footsteps. Jax walks in.

Carly tells Jax that she so did not want to come. Jax says he kept offering to bail, and Carly says Josslyn ordered him. Josslyn doesn’t want to be the reason they stayed home. Jax says, it shows they’re listening, and have faith in her.

Lulu sees Sonny at the bar. He thought her mom was coming, but she says Laura is working on a special assignment. He says, mayor business? and she says, something like that.

Curtis tells Laura, they’ve got to get out. She thinks she can reach his knot. She gets his arm untied, and he says she is good.

Scotty tells Ava to with him to see something, and drags her off.

Doc knocks on a room door. He says received word someone needed assistance. Lucy pulls him into the room. She’s wearing nothing but a slip, and he assumes she didn’t faint on the carpet. She says, no, but it’s truly an emergency. Ava doesn’t know him like she does. She doesn’t see he’s feeling guilty about something he didn’t do. He says, that’s not what’s happening. She says he has a big, generous heart, but he doesn’t have to take care of Ava. Please let her save him from himself.

Jax talks to Josslyn on the phone. He says if she changes her mind, he has his phone on. Lulu, Peter, and Valentin come down the hall. Lulu introduces her boss and Valentin to Jax, but I get the vibe that Jax and Valentin know each other.

Willow and Chase sip champagne. She says, it’s no vintage of love, but it will get her through the evening. She suddenly stops, and Chase asks if she’s okay. She sees Shiloh and Sam.

Nina introduces Finn and Anna, former super spy. Sydney says they’re a lovely looking couple. At least Anna doesn’t look like an old lady this year, and has a nicely draped, black sleeveless dress; kind of Grecian. Sydney asks who she’s wearing, and Anna is like, umm… Nina says don’t keep them in suspense, and Anna stares at Robert, who just walked in. Nina introduces him as another super spy, and says he’s looking dashing. As they all are. Sydney says, an intriguing trio, and Nina says, for sure. She tells the viewers, the Ball is starting.

Chase tells Willow that she’s safe. Sam asks Shiloh if he’s sure he wants to do this. He says he just wants to say hello to Sonny and Carly. He asks how Kristina is, and Sonny says, better now. Shiloh says they’re looking forward to her return, but Carly says she wouldn’t count on it. He assures them he has the best intentions, as well as being Kristina’s friend. Sonny says he’s a philosopher, right? He says he used to be called that. Carly bets he’s been called other things too. Sonny says the philosophy he goes by is, family first, and always, at any cost.

Curtis gets loose, and unties Laura. He says they have to get out of there. It’s gonna blow. They run outside, and get blown off the porch.

Scotty brings Ava to the hotel room where Doc is. She says she has no time for this nonsense. He tells her, trust him. It’s for her own good. He opens the door, and goes, ah-ha! Caught you! but looks surprised himself.

Nina tells Sydney that she was flawless. Sydney says Nina too. They make a great team. Nina says, in print and on the red carpet. Sydney thinks Nina has someone waiting for her. Valentin is there, and says, let’s get out of here. Nina and Sydney air kiss. Nina says they’ll talk soon, and Sydney says, not too soon. Nina goes inside with Valentin.

Finn tells Robert that he wants his ring back.

Felicia tells Anna that she and Robert made quite an entrance. Which one is her date?

The Nurses Ball is about to begin. Everyone takes their seats. Jax watches Nina and Valentin.

On Monday, Lucy welcomes everyone, Anna tells Robert that Finn is her date, Maxie says Shiloh is the perfect name for a cult leader, and Jason tells Spinelli that they’re setting Shiloh up tonight.

🍳 Tonight, I happened to catch MasterChef: Celebrity Family Showdown. I hadn’t even heard about this particular Gordon Ramsay effort, but as if getting that blessing on a Friday night wasn’t enough, Lisa Vanderpump was a contestant, teamed with her daughter Pandora, against Snooki and JWoww from The Jersey Shore. The other two teams were Johnny Weir and his brother, vs Tara Lipinski and her husband. It was cooking something with a while fish, and Tara won, but who cares about them? The next teams’ challenge was to recreate a dish from tasting it, blindfolded. Lisa and Pandy were given a swordfish dish, while the Shore babes were given veal piccata. Puffy was along for the ride with Lisa, and although he was presented with his own tiny apron (so he wouldn’t feel left out – aww!) by Gordon, he was palmed off to Ken when the cooking started. The prize was $25K to the winner’s choice of charity, but the loser would still get $15K. Both teams were off somewhat, with Lisa and Pandy substituting snapper for swordfish, and Snooki and JWoww making marsala instead of piccata. Since they got the veal part right, the latter team won. I couldn’t even tell you the charity, since I was concentrating on Lisa, whose money would have gone to the dogs. My favorite part was when Lisa kicked the fridge door shut with her foot. Queens who can do no wrong! They’re just like us! The next part airs on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8 pm (FOX), and will be rerun on Friday at 9 pm. Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and their daughters will be competing against Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya and their daughters.

🐉 Another Theory…

The horse belonged to Zoolander.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a27474871/arya-dead-white-horse-theory-game-of-thrones/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_cos&utm_medium=email&date=051519&src=nl&utm_campaign=16874146

💸 Another Bad Day For Jim…

He has, but she wants him to have not.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/dukes-of-hazzard-star-john-schneiders-wages-garnished-by-ex/

💃 She’s Movin’ Moved On…

Larissa wasted no time after Coltee was out of the picture.

http://extratv.com/2019/05/14/90-day-fiance-star-larissa-lima-doesnt-look-like-this-anymore-see-her-post-divorce-makeover/?adid=extra_eme_27028_2019-05-16_rightnow5

❓ Remember Her?

No longer naked wasted, but still behind in payments.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/pregnant-gretchen-rossi-accused-of-falling-26000-behind-in-home-payments/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

❓❓ Remember Them?

Me neither.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/rhom-plastic-surgeon-leonard-hochstein-legal-battle/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🃏 Harsh Realities…

The only sure things in life are death, taxes, and Jax being an idiot.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/vanderpump-rules-jax-taylor-owes-80000-in-taxes/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

A soon-to-be married idiot.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1040483/all-the-details-on-jax-taylor-s-epic-first-bachelor-party?source=email&medium=emn-content-5&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

The suckerfish that is Hoppy just won’t go away.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1041732/bethenny-frankel-says-jason-hoppy-tortured-her-during-dramatic-court-showdown?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

📚 Quotes of the Week

I tried every diet in the book, I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book — it tasted better than most of the diets!Dolly Parton

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. – Virginia Satir

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?Vincent Van Gogh

Is your d*ck circumstanced? – Felix Kendrickson (Jasper Pääkkönen), BlacKkKlansman

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. – Ho Chi Minh

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.Gilda Radner – I couldn’t agree more.

✨ In Loving Memory…

Of Marisol’s Mom. Anyone have some good champagne they’d like to share? Makes you wonder about the botched plastic surgery though.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/rhom-star-mama-elsa-patton-dies-at-age-84/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Of the blonde in the squad, and an icon of the 60s.

https://pagesix.com/2019/05/12/peggy-lipton-of-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-dies-at-72/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190513&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7911525-711673032

Of internet sensation, Grumpy Cat. We’ll miss you most of all.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/05/grumpy-cat-died/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🎭 And Last But Not Least…

I loved him on the Carol Burnett Show, especially when he and Harvey Korman would crack up.

 

 

 

 

April 11, 2019 – Oscar’s In the Home Stretch, Chip Chick, Runway Out, Three Wives Tales, Giggy! & Pet Day

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Alexis calls Sonny from Charlie’s. She asks where Kristina is, and when can she see her? Sonny says, she’s safe. When Jason got her, she was still knocked out by whatever they gave her. Alexis says, so much for DOD being the only people she can trust. Sonny hopes Kristina sees it that way. Alexis tells him to keep her posted. Julian comes by, and asks if she’s okay. She says she’s had better days. There’s a lot at stake. He asks if she’s referring to Kristina. She just bailed on work.

Jason looks at the text he just sent from Kristina’s phone. She wakes up, and he tells her, everything is okay. She’s fine. She asks, what happened? He says she was in a bad place, and he took her out.

Still in bed, Chase sees Willow’s tattoo. She says it doesn’t bother her anymore, but he says it bothers him. It’s like Shiloh branded her. She used to look at it that way, but now it’s just a tattoo. She’s free. They kiss. He asks if she knows what he wishes, and she says, that he could kiss it and make it better? He says, something like that, and she says he’s welcome to try.

Harmony asks Shiloh if he’s heard from Kristina. He says she hasn’t called, and his calls are going to voicemail. He has Daisy out looking for her. Harmony says maybe Kristina isn’t as devoted as he thought, but he insists, she is. He made sure of that. Sam walks in, and says she’s kind of embarrassed about last night. Shiloh says she had a moment, and moved through it. Instead of calling Jason, she reached out to him. Harmony asks if she’s spoken to Kristina this morning.

At the hospital, Sonny asks Josslyn how Oscar is doing. She says she and Carly are waiting for him to wake up. Sonny asks her to get something to eat for Carly at the cafeteria, and for herself. She needs to gain strength. When she’s gone, he asks Carly if there’s been an update in Oscar’s prognosis. Carly says he’s been taken off the ventilator. He can breathe on his own, but they don’t know if he’ll ever wake up.

Terry tells Drew and Kim, all they can do is keep Oscar comfortable and wait. The machine dings, and Kim asks if Oscar can hear her. He says, hi, and Terry tells him that they took the tube out, and it will be a while before his voice comes back. Don’t worry. Drew says Josslyn is outside, and asks if he should get her. Terry says she’d like a minute alone with Oscar. She wants to examine him, and run some simple tests without any distractions, happy though they may be. Kim tells Oscar that she loves him, and kisses his forehead.

Josslyn gives Carly a smoothie, and asks if there’s any chance she can see Oscar. Drew says, a pretty big one; he’s awake. Kim adds that he’s breathing on his own. Drew tells her about the tube, and says he can’t speak, but the good news is, he can’t cut her off. Josslyn says she’ll take full advantage of that. Drew tells her that she can’t go in just yet. Terry is running some tests. Kim leaves to call Julian, and Sonny says he’s going; they’re in his prayers. Carly says she’ll keep him posted. Josslyn tells Carly, it’s not over yet. She gets to see and talk to him again, and he can talk to her. Carly hugs her.

Willow asks Chase if it’s okay that she spent the night. She’s not sure about the etiquette. This is her first relationship. She asks if it’s too soon to call it that, but Chase says he definitely considers it a relationship. He’s happy she spent the night, and hopes there are many more. She says her too, and they kiss.

Julian tells Alexis that Oscar is finally awake, and he’s going to head over there. Molly comes in, and says she’s glad Alexis is there. Alexis is surprised, considering the location. Molly says it’s Kristina’s shift, and she was hoping for a truce. At least maybe they can agree to disagree about DOD. Alexis says Julian told her that Kristina isn’t coming in. She didn’t say why. Molly asks if Alexis has seen her, but Alexis says, nope. Kristina has ghosted her too. She’d love stay and chat, but she has a meeting. She tells Molly not to worry. Her sister will show up.

Sam tells Harmony that she hasn’t heard from Kristina, but she wasn’t expecting to. She asks if something is wrong, but Shiloh thinks they just got their wires crossed; it happens sometimes. Harmony asks Sam how Kristina seemed yesterday, and Sam says, great; the best she’s seen Kristina in a long time. She seemed happy and at peace. Why? Shiloh says he does a check-in every morning, and she missed it. It’s a first. Sam laughs, and says Kristina isn’t known for following rules. Shiloh says she’s been reliable, and Sam says, everyone has an off day. She wouldn’t worry. She’s sure Kristina will turn up.

Jason gives Kristina some water. She asks, what is this place? and he says, it’s a property. She says, a safe house? Why is she there? She says, omg. She was at DOD for her ceremony. He says, it never happened, and she asks what he did. He says he let himself in. She was in the attic, and he carried her out. She says he had no right. This is her choice. Shiloh honored her. Did Shiloh know he was there? He says, no, and she says Shiloh just thinks she ran off after he chose her. How could Jason do that to her?

Terry tells Drew and Kim that Oscar is sleeping; it’s normal. Josslyn wants to sit with him, but Drew says she needs to prepare herself. This last seizure took its toll. She tells him not to worry. She can handle anything. She leaves, and Terry says she believes her. Carly steps away to give them privacy, and Terry tells Drew and Kim that Monica asked to be included. They all leave to go somewhere more private.

Jason tells Kristina that she can’t leave. She asks if she’s a prisoner. He says Max and Milo are outside, and tells her to be mad at him, not them. He can’t let her go. She says he violated her rights, agency, and free will. He’s acting superior, and kidnapped her because he’s jealous of Shiloh. Sam sees the truth. Shiloh is enlightened, and he’s on a path to nowhere. He asks if she wants breakfast, and she says the only thing she wants is her freedom. He’s known her for her entire life. She thought he was the only person who would be fair to her. He says if it had been up to him, he would have taken her out weeks ago. She says he can’t do this; he has to let her go. He says she’s right about one thing. He’s known her for her entire life, and whenever possible, he’s kept her safe. Does she think he’d stop now? She scowls at him.

Michael comes by Chase’s apartment. Does no one call ahead? He was thinking about Willow told them regarding DOD. There has to be a way to close Shiloh down. Chase says he has to be careful. He can’t consider anything illegal. Michael wonders if they can’t come up with another sting. Willow comes out, wearing one of Chase’s T-Shirts. Michael says they can discuss it later, but Chase says he’s already there. They’ll think of an out-of-the-box way to trap Shiloh.

Sonny calls Jason, and asks if there were any problems. Jason says, no. Sam got Shiloh away, allowing him time to get Kristina’s phone. He found her in the attic, and carried her out. Sonny asks how he unlocked the phone, and Jason says Kristina gave him the password. She was pretty doped up. She didn’t realize what was happening. He texted Julian from her phone, and said she wasn’t coming in. Sonny says, so as far as Shiloh is concerned, she ran off on her own. He asks how she is now, and Jason says, understandably furious. Sonny walks into the safe house, and Kristina runs to him, crying. He says, it will be all right. She says she knows he thinks he’s trying help her, but he’s doing more harm than good. She thinks she’s better off at DOD. He has to take her back. She cries, and he holds her.

Terry tells Drew and Kim, the growth of the tumor has severely compromised Oscar’s mobility. His right side has been significantly weakened, and she’s concerned he’ll have trouble walking. Josslyn goes in to see Oscar. She takes his hand, and kisses it. Terry wants to make it clear; Oscar will not regain the ground he lost. In her experience, when this stage is reached, it progresses quickly. Oscar smiles, and thanks Josslyn. He says, sorry, and she says she forgives him – this time. Terry says, other than keeping Oscar comfortable, there’s nothing further they can do, medically speaking. Monica guesses it’s time to figure out what they’re going to do.

Monica says she’s made arrangements for Kim and Oscar to stay as long as they need to. They can come today. Kim thanks her, saying it’s generous. Monica says, it’s not generosity; it’s family. Drew says they’ll have to ask Oscar first, and Monica says, of course (🍷); no pressure. He may want to stay in his own room, or go to Mount Kilimanjaro. Drew says, he told her? Monica says, Oscar’s wishes are paramount. Kim guesses the first thing they need to do is talk to Oscar about the end of his life, and ask where he wants to live the rest of his days.

A now-dressed Willow hates to say it again, What Shiloh is doing is wrong, but he doesn’t break any laws. Michael says they need a new angle. What about the money? Willow says, the people who give him money consider it an honor. The more they give, the deeper they move into his Trust. Michael says, it implies coercion. If Kristina stops paying, she’ll be expelled. It’s extortion. Chase says, good luck proving it in court. Michael says they might have no way in, but they have something – Willow.

Sam apologizes to Shiloh again. Last night, she was kind of a mess, but she thinks she made a tiny breakthrough. Shiloh says, it was a significant breakthrough. Molly comes in. She sees Sam, and asks if she’s there to check on Kristina. Shiloh says she must be Molly, and she says, he’s Shiloh. The guy who’s not running a cult. Her sister called in sick. Molly asks if Shiloh can send one of his minions to get her. He says she’s not there, and Molly says she lives there, doesn’t she? If she’s not at work, and not home, where is she? Sam says, she could be anywhere. There are a lot of other options. Molly asks if she’s not worried, and Sam says, not yet. Shiloh explains that Sam is one of his students, and Molly asks if she’s completely lost her mind.

Sonny tells Kristina that she knows he loves her, and because he loves her, he’s keeping her there. He’s keeping her safe, and she’s not going back. Kristina starts yelling, saying, he can’t do this; he has no right. He says he has every right to protect his daughter from a predator. Kristina says Shiloh understands her in a way he never could. Sonny says Shiloh is using her. She wants to talk to her mother. She knows about the law, and he’s breaking it. He says he’s broken worse. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Alexis. Sonny tells Kristina, go ahead. Talk.

Josslyn reads The Wind in the Willows out loud to Oscar, while Drew and Kim watch. Kim tells Josslyn that she’s an entertaining reader. Josslyn says, it helps having a captive audience. Drew asks for parent/son time, and Josslyn says she’ll be outside. Kim says Oscar must be tired. He is, but he doesn’t know why. All he’s been doing is sleeping. Kim tells him that they talked to Terry. The tumor is growing rapidly, which is why he’s not as strong on his right side after the last seizure. As time goes on, he’ll probably have more seizures like this. Oscar, says, okay. He guesses this means he’s finally in the home stretch. This is it. He’s really dying. Kim calls him beautiful boy, and cries, as she touches his face.

Kristina asks if Alexis went along with this. Alexis says it wasn’t her first choice. Kristina says she’s an adult. She’ll press charges, and get Alexis disbarred. Alexis says when she gets out, do that. It will be worth it. Kristina asks why they’re afraid of people who are kind, generous, and loving. Alexis says they behave falsely to lure in impressionable young people. Kristina suggests Alexis just call her stupid, but Alexis says she’s not stupid. There’s a knock at the door, and Kristina asks if everyone was invited to this kidnapping. Someone help her. Sonny opens the door, and Alexis says, Neil. Sonny says they know each other? Alexis says, you could say that. He’s her therapist.

Molly says Sam has fallen for this guy’s act. Sam says she’s investigated Shiloh, and while he has questionable things in his past, everything if legit. Molly tells Shiloh, he is good to get Sam to fall for his act. What it is, is a front. She read his book. It’s derivative, some of it is plagiarized, and the author is a textbook narcissist. Sam tells Shiloh, sorry, but Molly says don’t apologize for her. Good luck with her enlightenment. She walks out, and Sam follows her. She tells Molly to listen to her. Molly says, this place is a cult. They’re getting people to open up about their lives, and she wonders what they’re doing with the information. In the meantime, they’re taking money, and getting in between the followers and their families. Sam says nothing is going to get between her and Kristina. Molly says she’s not losing both sisters to Shiloh. She leaves, and Sam smiles.

Michael says Willow can meet Shiloh in public; she knows his tricks. She asks, then what? Record it? Shiloh is too smart to say anything incriminating. Chase says he’s seen the games Shiloh plays. He finds Shiloh manipulative, creepy, and unsettling – and he carries a weapon. He’ll help if they can come up with a decent plan that won’t put Willow near that guy. Michael says, what if she didn’t have to go near Shiloh?

Josslyn tells Carly that she can’t believe Oscar never read The Wind in the Willows when he was a kid. Carly says she didn’t either. Jax got it for Josslyn because his mom read it to him. Josslyn knows Oscar will love it; it’s an awesome book. Carly missed out. Monica approaches, saying Drew and Kim wanted them to have an update. The tumor is progressing. They’re going to keep Oscar as comfortable as possible, and hopefully he’ll have a few more alert days. Josslyn says, days. Monica says, the time is very short, and Josslyn asks if he’ll have to die there. Oscar probably won’t say anything, but it’s not what he wants. Monica says she doesn’t think so either. His parents are talking options as they speak. Carly thanks her. She leaves, and Josslyn says maybe they’ll have time to finish the book. She cries in Carly’s arms.

Michael thinks Kristina might listen if Willow talks to her alone. Willow says, members are taught that doubters are weak and less evolved. Michael says he’s done everything he can. Kristina needs to know the truth, and Willow might be the one person she’ll accept it from.

Kristina says, priceless. Her father accidentally hired her mother’s therapist to deprogram her from an imaginary cult. Nice to meet their accomplice in a federal crime. Alexis says Kristina doesn’t know everything. Neil tells Kristina that she can call him Neil, but she says she’s not doing that. He should cure her parents. They need his services more than she does. They’re keeping her here against her will. Neil says they think she’s in danger, but Kristina says they don’t want her to find peace. Neil says, all good parents want that for their kids. Kristina doesn’t care what they want. DOD is her new family. Neil asks, how so? and Kristina says she’s not doing this. It’s wasting time. She walks out of the room. Alexis says, please tell her that Kristina isn’t going out the back door, and Sonny says, Max and Milo are outside. There’s no way to get out. Alexis says, so Neil is here, and Neil says, it looks that way. He thought she said it was a bad idea, and she says she did, but Sonny ignored her advice. What a surprise. Sonny asks, what happens next? Neil says this makes his work harder, but Sonny says if Kristina had left on her own, they wouldn’t need him. Neil says he usually works with people who have left on their own, and want to get better. If she returns to DOD, full of rage and betrayal, they’re not likely to see her again.

Carly wishes she could do something to make it easier. Josslyn says, it’s not supposed to be like this. But if loving Oscar means it’s going to hurt, bring it. It’s better than not loving him. Carly says she knows.

Drew tells Josslyn that Kim and Oscar are moving in with the Quartermaines to live as a family. Josslyn is welcome any time, all the time. She thanks him, and goes back in to see Oscar. Julian holds Kim. Drew sits with Monica, and she cries. Josslyn is glad Oscar is awake, and they can still talk. She was afraid she wouldn’t even get that. Oscar says, no way. She takes his hand, and says, one more question. What does he want to do with the rest of his life? She gets in the bed with him, and they cuddle.

Willow says she’d like to help. She can tell Kristina what she knows, but when Shiloh finds out – and he will… Michael says she’s afraid Shiloh will come after her. He understands, but there are two things he’d like her to consider; him and his father. He’s the CEO of ELQ, and has more connections and resources than Shiloh. He can protect her. His father is allegedly the most powerful crime boss, and controls the city. He has a long reach, and would do anything to protect the person who helps his daughter. He thanks her for considering it, and leaves. Chase tells her if she’s worried about provoking Shiloh, or that he might figure out she had his child, don’t do it. Michael is resourceful. He’ll find another way.

Shiloh throws his book across the room. Harmony runs in, and tells him, the cup is gone. She took it. If she shows it to the wrong people… Shiloh says, she’s loyal. Harmony hopes he’s right. If she didn’t take it, someone else did. It could be bad for them. He tells her, go find it. Just find it. And look for Kristina too. She’s too valuable for them to lose.

Jason looks at the cup with the tattoo symbol on it. Sam calls, and asks how Kristina is. He says, she’s pissed. Sonny and her mom are with her. She tells him Molly stopped by DOD, and she told her that she was taking classes there. She was looking for Kristina. Jason asks about Shiloh, and she says he asked about Kristina, but she acted casual. She thinks he believes Kristina left on her own. She told him that Kristina gets like this; she’s a flake. He seemed to buy it. Jason thinks it’s going to take a while to get Kristina to believe Shiloh is not a good guy.

Alexis can’t believe Neil is helping Sonny. Sonny says Kristina was already drugged, and was about to be tattooed and literally screwed. Neil tells them they can’t be arguing. If they need to, they should go outside and get it out of their systems. Kristina is going to work hard to manipulate them, and pit them against each other. They have to show a united front, no matter what throws at them.

Tomorrow, Valentin tells Spencer that the truth always comes out, Ava asks if Jordan thinks Ryan is dead, and Laura asks Finn if he thinks Ryan is dead.

🔎 I Spy…

GH alumni Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer ) in a chip commercial.

https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/535922/brytni-sarpys-lays-commercial-and-sasha-calles-for-indeed/

✂ Tonight, on Project Runway, the challenge was the future of streetwear. What is that anyway? The same thing as the used vintage stuff I wore when I was in acting school? Kovid was out for a lack of cohesiveness, although I loved his vest with Steampunkish accents. He had also been in the bottom three about fifteen times, even though they were only on episode five. Oddly enough, the guy who’s cried his way through every episode, didn’t shed a tear.

🍵 Let Me Pour You Some Tea…

Despite a rougher year than most of us, Bethenny is looking good. And like Billy Crystal said as Ricardo Montalbán (SNL), it is better to look good than to feel good.

https://radaronline.com/photos/bethenny-frankel-attends-event-amid-dennis-shields-controversy/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

The hits just keep on comin’ for Vicki, but apparently, she’s still a Real Housewife.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/preying-on-trust-vicki-gunvalson-sued-by-82-year-old-woman-for-alleged-fraud/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

And at least Shannon is still a size two or whatever.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/rhoc-star-alexis-bellinos-husband-wont-pay-shannon-beador/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

The next best thing to Giggy getting his own spin-off.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/01/vanderpump-dogs-project-in-works/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190302&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7668467-711673032

💖 And While We’re On the Subject…

🐶 🐱 🐁 🐇 🐹 Happy National Pet Day! 🐤 🐠 🐎 🐷 🐍

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March 28, 2019 – Anna Advises Dante, Tracy Takes Dubai, Andy On Vacay, Project Nasty, a New Show, an Old Abbey, It Never Ends, No Paris & Friday Reality

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Anna tells Finn, it’s official. Alex is in Steinmaur. Finn asks if she’s having second thoughts. She is a little, but Alex wasn’t surprised, which leads her to believe Alex double-crossed her. Finn says she seemed genuinely affected. She’s also an expert at manipulation. Anna asks if Alex tried to seduce him. He says, no, but Alex did try to convince him that he’s not good enough for her.

Chase sees Willow, and says he saw her throw something away, and noticed she tore it up first. Tell him it was her letter of resignation. She says she never turned it in. She’s staying. They hug, and he kisses her. He says, sorry, but she tells him, don’t apologize; she liked it. He says he did too, and asks what made her change her mind.

Elizabeth is sitting in Kelly’s, when Nina comes in. Nina says she’s happy to hear Franco was exonerated. She knew he was innocent. Elizabeth says she’s not sure he realized that. She didn’t. Nina knows things are tense between them because of Charlotte and Aiden, but hopefully, that’s behind them, and they can create a new start. Especially now that Miss Tait is leaving.

Valentin brings Charlotte to Lulu’s house. He says they were power shopping, and Charlotte bought something for Dante. Is he there?

In the MetroCourt bar, Dante’s hand shakes as he brings a drink to his mouth. Carly tells him it’s on the house. He jumps, and she says she didn’t mean to startle him. He says it’s good to see her. She says it’s good to see him too. He’s been gone too long. He says, it feels that way.

At the hospital, Josslyn asks if, besides wanting out, Oscar wants to check things off their list. There’s Eckert’s and the ballroom at the MetroCourt. He says she put that in, but she shows him. He says they’re supposed to perform at the Nurses’ Ball, but it’s weeks away. She says the ballroom is free today. They can plan out their act, unless he’s not feeling up to it. He says he’s actually feeling pretty good. Josslyn makes him put on his alert bracelet. He thinks it looks stupid. She says it looks like a watch, but it doesn’t tell time. Oscar says, it doesn’t have to.

Kim and Drew meet with Monica. Monica says she’s read the lab results, and the tumor is becoming more aggressive. Drew says, he probably has a couple of weeks. Monica was hoping for more time, but at this point, they have to prepare Oscar for the end.

Willow tells Chase that she thought it over, and he was right. If she runs now, she’ll be running for the rest of her life. The only way to deal with Shiloh is to face him down; prove to him and herself that he has no power over her. He says he’ll do whatever he can to help her. She knows he means that in the best and most generous way, but she can’t rely on anyone else. She has to protect herself. He respects that, and her. He tells her do what she thinks is right, but know he has her back. She says, lucky her, and they kiss.

Lulu tells Valentin she’s sorry, but Dante’s not home. Charlotte says she’ll tell Lulu what it is, if she promises not to tell Dante. Their Monopoly game is missing pieces, so she got a new one. They can all play. Valentin says, she misses family game night since Dante’s been gone. Lulu says they all do. Charlotte can’t wait until Dante is there, and they can play together. She says she has a birthday party to get to, and goes to get her pink sweater. Lulu thanks Valentin, but he says, it was Charlotte’s idea. She cares about Dante, and she’s glad he’s home. She said, maybe mommy will smile a bit more now.

Carly is sorry she and Sonny couldn’t make Dante’s party. He knows they’re busy, and tells her, congratulations. She says the baby is an unexpected, amazing surprise. Dante says, a fresh start. They’re lucky to have that chance. Jason comes in, and tells Carly, everything is okay and there’s nothing to worry about. He tells Dante, welcome home. Carly says Sonny is proud that he rescued Dante, when the WSB couldn’t. Dante says, it was a complex operation. Carly says Sonny told her that he had to dress up like a guard, and as they were sneaking out, some kid showed up. He’d met the kid while he was picking someone’s pocket at the café. A server drops a tray, and Dante picks up a knife, and Jason grabs his arm.

Jason tells Dante, let go of the knife. Just let it go. Carly says, it’s okay. It’s just a service tray; it’s fine. Dante drops the knife, and says he’s sorry. He heard a crash. Jason asks if he’s okay, and he says he’s fine. Carly tells him not to worry. He’s been undercover for months. He’s allowed to be shaky. Dante says he hasn’t acclimated yet. He has to get out. Carly tells him, stay and eat something, but he says he has to call somebody. He’s sorry. He leaves, and Carly looks at Jason.

In the hallway, Dante makes a call. He leaves a message to call him back. He has a problem.

Valentin asks Lulu if she got the information he sent about the high achiever program. She says she did, but needs to go over it in depth. He says, it’s pretty straightforward, and Charlotte is more than qualified. Lulu agrees that Charlotte is intelligent, but thinks it’s too soon to be pushing her into the high achiever program. Valentin thinks she’s bored in school, and that’s why she’s getting into mischief. She says it’s the parent’s responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen, and he says that means all four of them. She tells him she doesn’t trust him, but believes he puts Charlotte first. He says that’s why he’s there. Charlotte comes back, and asks Lulu to tell Dante that she can’t wait to welcome him home in person.

Anna tells Finn, it’s completely unrelated, but she has to meet someone. Robert comes out of the elevator, and Anna says she needs to ask a favor. He tells her, Alex has a lovely room with a view. She knows that, but needs him to do research on an old case. He’ll have to go to London and dig through the files to unearth information about an operative involved, Boris Makala. He was a scientist who was defecting and got ambushed. Robert says she was the courier, but Anna says Alex claims she was, and the memory was transplanted. Robert thinks it’s unimportant, but she says, it matters. He died in front of her – or Alex – and she needs to know which of them it was. She wants to know the truth about her own life. She leaves, and Finn tells Robert that he’s right. This thing with Alex’s memories is real, and it’s getting to her.

Nina sits with Elizabeth. She knows Willow had her supporters, but believes it’s a blessing in disguise. Elizabeth asks, how? and Nina says whatever happened with Charlotte and Aiden is over, but a more experienced teacher would have nipped it in the bud on the first day. Elizabeth asks if Willow is leaving at the end of the school year, but Nina says she was handing in her resignation yesterday. Elizabeth says, it makes no sense. Willow is meeting with her there. Why would she do that if she was planning on leaving?

Willow has to get going, and Chase says this is him not infringing on her independence. She’s glad to know he means it. He says he never wants her to feel pressured. She can tell it’s not his style. He says, she knows his style? She says she’s learning it little by little. He’s glad she’s staying. She is too.

Cameron comes by Oscar’s room, and asks if they’re interested in a magazine. Oscar is surprised he’s pushing the library cart, and Cameron says, community service takes many forms. This might be the last time they see him as a free man. Oscar asks if he wants them to come to court with him, and explain what happened. Cameron says he’s learned Judge Carson isn’t interested in excuses. He’s going to tell her that he’s making up the hours, and throw himself on her mercy. Josslyn is sorry, but Cameron says he was the one who wanted to get out of Port Charles. Before he takes off, Oscar needs to tell him something.

Monica asks if they’ve discussed anything, and Kim says Terry brought it up a few months ago, but it was too soon. Drew says when he hears the term, palliative care, he thinks of an old person who needs help because they’ve used their life up. He doesn’t think of a kid. Monica says, it’s really unfair. She’s seen the tests. The tumor is already beginning to affect his cognitive awareness and emotional responses. Kim’s phone dings. She has a patient to attend to, and Drew tells her, it’s okay. She leaves, and Monica says she knows he’s being strong for Oscar and his mom, but how’s he doing? Drew says, okay, but she says, no, he’s not. He wouldn’t be human if he was okay.

Elizabeth tells Nina that Willow helped Aiden. it’s hard to believe she resigned with no notice. Nina says she and Valentin stopped by the classroom, and Willow told them herself. Willow comes in, apologizing for being late. Nina is sure they have a lot to talk about, and sits with Valentin. Willow tells Elizabeth that she’s just been handling some stuff. Elizabeth asks if it’s true she’s leaving Port Charles Elementary, but Willow says, no. She’s not going anywhere.

Chase visits Lulu, and she thanks him. He asks what he did, and she says, saved her from reading Valentin’s email about the high achiever program. Valentin wants to enroll Charlotte, and Lulu agrees she’s ready. She wanted Charlotte to be a normal child in a normal classroom, but doesn’t want to deprive her of a shot at an Ivy League school. Chase thinks she has a few years to worry about that. She doesn’t want another fight with Valentin, but Chase says she has backup, now that Dante is home.

Anna meets Dante. She’s glad to see him. They hug, and she asks, what’s going on? He tells her that he took his grandfather to breakfast at the MetroCourt. They talked, and he sees an interesting man slipping away, but felt that Mike could really hear him. Maybe his guard was down with him. He took Mike back to Turning Woods, and should have gone straight home, but stopped for a drink at the MetroCourt. He was talking to Carly and Jason, and heard a loud noise. The next thing he knew, he and Jason were wrestling over a knife. He doesn’t remember what he did, but Jason stopped him. Anna asks if he has PTSD, and he says PTSD is the least of his worries. He thinks he’s been brainwashed.

Jason tells Carly that he doesn’t think Dante realized what was going on. Sonny knew he was struggling. Maybe she should tell him to back off, and give Dante a chance to solve his own problem. Carly asks what Jason was thinking, taking a swing at Shiloh? He says he didn’t take a swing; he tried to strangle him. He wanted Shiloh to know how easy it would be for Jason to make him disappear.

Anna says, can you hear the waters whispering? and tells Dante it was her trigger phrase when she was brainwashed early in her career. It’s such a violation of who are as a person. You can’t rebel because you don’t remember. Dante says he remembers bits and pieces of Raj’s interrogation techniques. Raj wanted to break him down, and prove he was trustworthy. He has tasks he doesn’t know about. When they feed him the trigger phrase or image, he’s given the mission, and it’s over. He doesn’t remember a thing. He thinks he’s supposed to kill someone. She asks if he knows who, and he says, no, but he had a dream that he was loading a gun, and saying, he will complete the mission. Then Lulu walked in. She wasn’t supposed to see, so he shot her point blank. Then he was awake. He told himself it was just a dream, and to get himself under control, but he can’t. He’s not in control, and it’s getting worse.

Chase says he should have texted Lulu first, but she says he’s always welcome. He saved her from Valentin’s insight on their daughter’s future. He was wondering about Dante, and when he’s coming back to work. She says, he hasn’t had a chance to think about it, and Chase says, that doesn’t sound like Dante. The only thing he loves more than being a detective, is her and the kids. He tells her good luck planning her daughter’s academic career, and leaves.

Elizabeth tells Willow that Nina said she was leaving. Was it wishful thinking? Willow says she did tell them that she was dealing with a personal situation. Elizabeth asks if there’s anything she can do, but Willow says she’s handling it. She realized quitting a job she loves won’t solve anything.

Nina tells Valentin that Willow and Elizabeth look like two porcelain dolls. Women who act helpless and frail, are really passive/aggressive and manipulative. When someone like her calls them out, she’s being a mean and insensitive bully. She teases him, asking how he can be with her, and he says, some men have taste, and kisses her.

Elizabeth tells Willow about the party, saying, it’s not as overt, but every kid was invited except Aiden. Willow says, Bianca is his best friend. Elizabeth says, according to Bianca’s narrow-minded mom, ex best friend. It’s about what people perceive as his gender identity. If that’s not bullying, she doesn’t know what it is.

Carly says Sam left Danny alone with a cult leader who could have manipulated him, and Jason says that’s why he wanted to make sure Shiloh didn’t approach Danny again. He stopped Shiloh in front of Kelly’s, and told him to stay away from Danny. Shiloh got in his face, talking his cult crap, and baiting him. He let Shiloh get closer, and told Shiloh not to touch him. When he did, he took Shiloh down. Shiloh decided to forgive him – Sam was there watching, of course – but now Shiloh knows Jason can take him out any time. He’s far from beaten, but he knows to be afraid. It’s a good place to start.

Cameron says, assuming he’s not shipped off to juvie, does Oscar want him to get his car? They took the bus back, so it’s still in Niagara Falls. They can do a road trip; legit this time. They can take the bus, and really go see the Falls. Josslyn says, it would be great but… Cameron says Oscar doesn’t trust him behind the wheel. Oscar says he trusts Cameron, but it’s just that he can’t take any more road trips. Argh! I hate that they’re manipulating me into feeling terrible about this, and tearing up over something other than Mike.

Monica gives Drew her award for years of meritorious service. She wants him to throw it against the wall, or out window, but don’t hit anyone. He needs to break something before the pain bottled up inside him breaks him. He thanks her, but it won’t give Oscar more days or help him say goodbye. Monica wishes she had some advice, but she doesn’t. He just has to see it through when the time comes. Drew says, the time is here. Oscar is dying, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Monica says he can still talk to Oscar, and touch him. Treasure every moment, no matter how brief. Kim comes back, saying, false alarm. Monica would like to suggest something. She knows they want to have better care for Oscar when he can’t care for himself. Drew says Oscar made it clear that he didn’t want to spend his last days in a hospital bed. Monica says she wouldn’t want that either. He should be surrounded by the people who love and care about him, and will see him through every step. She’d like Oscar to stay at the Quartermaine house.

Robert wants to speak to Finn about Anna. She’s an incredible woman, but emotionally damaged. She can’t fall in love. She’ll never ask for a commitment. She won’t ask you to make promises. Finn appreciates the information, but none of it is Robert’s business. Robert says, it is, because of the family. The family wants her happy. Robert does too. Finn has the ability to make her happy, but just as it’s starting to happen, her past comes back to bite her, and she pushes him away. Beat her to the punch. Finn asks if Robert wants him to break up with Anna. Robert says, he is an idiot, isn’t he?

Anna says the good part is that Dante recognizes something was done to him. Dante says, the first step is admitting you have a problem. Anna says, the next step is more painful. You have to address it. Dante asks, how? He doesn’t know what he was programmed to do or what the triggers are. What happens if an innocent person gets hurt, or someone he loves is caught up in it? She says he needs to be treated by experts in a secure environment. There’s an estate in Wales; it’s nice, remote, and restricted. You’re not locked in a cell, but have to stay on the grounds. He says it sounds like she’s had personal experience, and she says she was there. It’s like rehab, but with an open-ended stay, and they practice Gestalt therapy. Dante is concerned that he’ll be reprogrammed for their objectives, but Anna says they’ll give him the tools to help set him free of Raj’s influences. He has to confront who he is, as opposed to who he thought he was. He thinks he should leave as soon as possible, and Anna says she’ll make the arrangements.

Elizabeth has to get going. Willow is glad Elizabeth told her about the party, and says she’ll monitor the situation in the classroom; Aiden has her support. Elizabeth says, it means everything to him. Willow says, it’s not enough. She wants to get more involved in the community, and if certain people don’t like it, too bad. Elizabeth is glad she’s Aiden’s teacher, and thinks she’s a good example for him.

Nina tells Valentin that she can see a judgmental smirk a mile away. Willow approaches their table. She wants them both to know she’s staying on. Nina asks, what happened to the emergency? and Willow says, it’s been addressed. She hopes everyone will consider this a restart. Nina says, everyone? Valentin says Willow has expressed a clear bias against his fiancé and daughter. Willow says things got heated, and she overstated. Nina says Willow told her Charlotte didn’t stan a chance with Nina in her life. She’s messed with the wrong stepmother. She’ll see to it that Willow’s days at the school are numbered.

Kim knows that the Quartermaines would offer care and comfort, but… Monica says they have plenty of room, and she wouldn’t dream of separating them. Kim and Drew are invited as well. Kim says it’s a lovely gesture, but she can’t be the one to accept. It has to be Oscar’s choice. Monica says she’s right. It’s Oscar’s journey, and he gets to decide what path to take.

Oscar explains to Cameron that he’s in the end stage. He’s going to die in a month; maybe sooner. Cameron asks if the doctors are sure, and Cameron says they were told last night, but honestly, he can feel it. He tires easily, and his coordination is shot. He got dizzy when Josslyn was tying his shoes. Cameron asks if they’re doing something or just going home. Oscar says they’re going to Eckert’s; does he want to come with? Josslyn says he has court, but Cameron says it’s in a half hour, and Eckert’s is near the courthouse. This might be his last sugar cookie for a long time. He asks if they’re walking or Ubering. Oscar says they’ll start walking, and Uber if they need to.

Finn tells Robert that he said Anna would push him away unless he beat her to the punch. Robert says he meant putting his heart on the line. Tell her that you love her, and her background doesn’t matter. Whatever goofy thing pops in his head. She’s not groveling; he has to do it. Anna returns, and Robert tells her that their granddaughter won some prize, and wants to tell her in person. He leaves, and Anna tells Finn that he’s a strange and lovely man. She adds, never tell him that she said that, and Finn says her secret is safe. He kisses her, and she asks, what was that for? He asks if there has to be a reason, and she says, no.

Dante comes home. He looks at the folded up welcome home sign. Lulu asks if something is wrong, and he says, it’s hard to explain. Lulu tells him to take his time. He says he’s out of time. He has to leave.

Tomorrow, Obrecht tells Valentin that he should have heeded her warning, Laura doesn’t want a divorce, and Ava is getting phone calls from beyond the grave.

💰 Tonight was the season finale of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and I’m happy to say, Tracy was given the job as US Ambassador for Royal Atlantis in Dubai. She had an open house for brokers, who were impressed, thereby impressing the owner. I can’t imagine a more amazing, and lucrative, real estate opportunity. Josh Altman sold a one-bedroom house with a twenty-five car garage, for $7.3 million, making it the most expensive garage in LA. Josh Flagg had to learn the meaning of compromise when, after wanting a house based only on his own taste, husband Bobby wondered when he got to be happy. In his interview, JoshF admitted to knowing he was selfish because he feels entitled, but is dealing with it in therapy. Like Dante said above, admitting you have a problem is the first step, so my hat’s off to him for that. Next time and season, the Josh’s co-list a property to hedge their bets, and guarantee themselves a listing. That should be interesting.

👄 Watch What Happens Live is going on one of its many hiatuses, and will be back on Sunday, April 7th.

👗 I’ve kind of been watching Project Runway. While I love fashion, I’ve never been that interested in this show, but it’s on when I’m waiting for the next program, and nothing else is competing. It’s made me glad I’m not in the business, since designers can be more temperamental than Housewives. Or at least give them a run for their money. Tonight, Nadine was asked to pack her sewing kit and go, and I said, good riddance. The only reason I’m even posting about this show is that, while emotions can run high, it’s mostly crying or pitching a hissy fit about a bolt of tulle. This woman was nasty. She tried to blame her bad design on the model – IMO the top of her pantsuit was great, but the pants part was a mess – saying the model disrupted the flow somehow because she was curvy. In case you didn’t know, that’s fashionspeak for fat and/or big. This wasn’t the first time a designer has been thrown off by their model’s stature, so you’d think they’d keep that in mind in the planning. She was mean to her model from the jump, getting impatient with how she walked. Even the judges were horrified at how she spoke regarding this unfortunate woman who had to work with her. As soon as she realized she was on the bottom, the attitude really came out. By the time she went to the back, to await her fate, Nadine got even worse. She said, and I quote, them bitches can send me home. After being told she was out, she didn’t even wait for Karlie Kloss to say her piece, and marched off the stage. To her credit, she did admit that it was a bit much for her, and she just wasn’t cut out for it. She got that one right.

🐮 New Bravo show, Texicanas, premieres Tuesday, May 7th. You can read about it here:

https://www.bravotv.com/texicanas

🗽 I Love It Too…

Downton Abbey’s creator talks about my favorite city. On a side note, I didn’t know Cindy Adams was still alive.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/26/why-downton-abbey-creator-julian-fellowes-loves-new-york/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190327&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7730516-711673032

🎤 This also gave me my favorite quote this week, right from the streets: April holidays are coming. You recognize old age when your wife gives up sex for Lent — and you don’t even notice it until Labor Day. – muttered by a senior

🎠 Someone Stop the Merry-Go-Round…

Suckerfish Hoppy needs to make like Elsa and let it go. I’m honestly surprised he hasn’t been court ordered to seek help.

The suckerfish FaceTimes…

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/bethenny-frankel-sobs-ex-jason-hoppy-facetime-plays-court/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

The suckerfish makes girls cry…

https://www.eonline.com/news/1026573/bethenny-frankel-tears-up-during-custody-battle-with-jason-hoppy?source=email&medium=emn-content-3&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

But sometimes they put him back in the water, where he belongs.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/25/bethenny-frankel-threw-water-on-ex-called-him-white-trash/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190326&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7728291-711673032

🚫 Andy Nixes the Rumor…

I’d rather see reruns of The Simple Life anyway. Or a video of her dogs in their two-story house.

https://pagesix.com/tv/andy-cohen-responds-to-the-paris-hilton-housewives-rumors/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20190327&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-7730516-711673032

😀 Friday Is Here…

What I anticipate…

FridayFresh

Friday night’s reality…

PeanutsSnooze

March 6, 2019 – Convergence At the Falls, Doggate Dominates the Bahamas, NYC Begins, NJ Ends, Judy Wears a Bun, Creeper Hoppy, No More Juice & Thursday Song

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Chase tells Laura that Doc is safe. They’re transporting him from Ferncliff right now. Laura doesn’t understand why she has to be there; she’s perfectly fine. Finn explains about the virus to her, and says once the virus is neutralized, it’s a simple procedure to restore Doc’s vision. She wants to see the commissioner, but Chase says, she was hit by a car and has internal injuries. She’s in ICU. Finn says, her condition is serious, and they’re doing everything they can.

Jordan stirs, and Curtis asks if she can hear him. She says she has to tell him something. He says she was in an accident, and she’s in the hospital. He’s grateful she’s awake. He tells her, rest. She says there was a set up for the killer, but he says they already know and know who it is. Ryan Chamberlain. All along it’s been Ryan Chamberlain.

Ava tells Ryan it’s more rustic than she expected, but he says there are amenities, and a charming footbridge where they can over to Canada. He wants to leave their options open. He’s arranged for them to be married at a charming (WOTD), picturesque chapel. After that, it’s five star all the way. He tells her explore the room; he’ll get the luggage and meet her inside.

Ryan opens the trunk, and takes out the suitcases. He tells Carly, isn’t that better? She can almost stretch out.

Jason goes to the reception desk at the hospital. He tells the nurse he found Carly’s phone in the garage, and asks if she was admitted, but she says no one by that name was checked in.

Julian puts up the closed sign at Charlie’s. Kim shows up, and he asks if something is wrong. She asks why something has to be wrong to see him. Maybe she’s there because something is right.

Trina asks what Cameron thought of the movie. He wishes Mary Poppins was real, and his mom would hire her. Trina says he’s a little old for a nanny, but he says his brothers aren’t. He makes the observation that Mary Poppins really fixes broken families. Trina asks if he thinks his family is broken. He says he feels that way since Franco moved in.

Oscar tells Josslyn it takes forty guys to close the valves at the same time when the falls shut off at night. She’s like, what? and he laughs. He’s sorry; it’s too easy. She says she thought he was hallucinating, and hits him with a pillow. He says she’s so beautiful, and he loves her. They kiss. Oscar asks if she’s sure she’s not with him because she feels sorry for him. Josslyn says when she looks at him, she sees him. The cancer is a part of it, but just a small part. When she looks at him, she sees the incredible, smart, sensitive, seriously cute guy she fell in love. The guy who listened and understood, and accepted her from the first moment they talked at her party. The one where no one was supposed to be drinking. She didn’t know what it was like to fall in love. She imagined it, watching rom-coms, reading books, dreaming up scenarios. He thought she was too busy climbing mountains. She says he was wrong. She dreamt about it, but it’s nothing like the real thing. He’s sorry about the breakup, but she says, don’t be. Everything about loving him has been wonderful. They kiss

Jason calls Olivia, and asks if she’s seen Carly. He tells her to let him know when she shows up. He has her phone. How can Jason possibly be this dense?

Doc is wheeled in, and Laura runs to him. He says it’s good to hear Finn’s voice. Chase leaves with the officer who brought Doc in, to get a full account of Ferncliff, and what Do said in the car. Finn needs to check on Jordan, since he’s the only doctor in the hospital today. Doc asks if Ryan hurt her, but Laura says it was a car accident. He asks if Ryan has been caught, and she tells him, no; he’s still out there. Jason sees Doc, and asks if his blindness returned. He thought there would be no reoccurrence. Laura says he wasn’t treated; it was actually Ryan. Doc says his brother has been impersonating him for months, while he was locked in Ferncliff. Laura says she’s going check Jordan. Jason wants to ask Doc some questions, and he says they can talk while the nurse preps the IV. Jason says the patient in the room next to Carly was his brother, wasn’t it? Maybe they should just periodically shake down Ferncliff for people who aren’t supposed to be there.

Jordan struggles to sit up, saying she has to get back to work. The killer is out there. Anna says she has a team on it. Curtis says, first things first. Tell him what she remembers. She says it’s not that clear, and he asks what the last thing is she remembers. She says she was on her way back into the hospital. She was leaving a voicemail, and a car came right at her. She says, Franco. She has to tell Chase that he needs protection; he’s cooperating with the investigation. Curtis says, they know. Franco is in ICU. She asks if something happened, and he says her plan worked. She says, Ryan Chamberlain is dead, but Curtis says, not so much. Apparently he’s been impersonating Doc months. He tried to kill Franco, but Franco managed to get away. She asks how badly he’s hurt, and Curtis tells her, don’t worry; just rest, and he’ll be back. In the hallway, he tells Finn to give it to him straight. Finn says she’s much better. Her blood pressure is stabilized, and there’s no sign of infection. The remaining kidney isn’t processing the fluids they’re giving her, and while they’re waiting on a transplant, they should start dialysis. Does Curtis want to tell her?

Jordan tells Anna, the frame-up was too good, and with Franco’s history, she told him the only option was to cooperate. She heard the interview. It was chilling and compelling, and she’s not surprised the real killer showed himself. She thought Ryan died over twenty years ago. Anna says the body was never found. Jordan says he made himself indispensable to the investigation. She should have known. Anna asks, how would she? They all thought he was dead.

Ryan comes back in to Ava naked in bed. She says since the suitcases were in the car, she had nothing to wear. She hopes he doesn’t mind starting the honeymoon tonight. He says they could travel the world, and he would see nothing as breathtaking as her right now.

Julian asks if everything is okay, and Kim says everything in her world is going well. She watched her beautiful boy take on another day. Sometimes the simplest act of bravery is putting on foot in front of the next. From now on, she’s going to enjoy every moment of every day. She says this is where he comes in and asks how he can help. She has some suggestions. He likes where this is going, and she pulls down the shades.

Trina and Cameron play cards. He says he used to play with his mom and brothers. They had game night with no phones. He remembers going easy on Aiden, who somehow beat him for real. He doesn’t remember the last time they did it. Trina asks why they stopped. He says, Franco, and she asks if he’s not a card player. Cameron says, don’t know, don’t care. He didn’t want be around Franco, pretending that he’s a good guy. It was bad enough his mom fell for it, but seeing his brothers believe in him, he couldn’t be a part of it, so he wasn’t around for the pseudo family togetherness. He wishes he’d gotten through to his mom before they got married. Trina says Franco pled guilty, and his mom still thinks he’s innocent. There’s nothing he could say or do to change her mind. She’s going to ride this train to the end. He asks what he should do, and she tells him, be there for his brothers; they need him. Hopefully, when Franco is in prison, his mom will let it go. Cameron says, it’s not bad advice, and Trina says she’s actually very insightful.

Ryan tells Ava, gazing into her eyes and holding her is what he appreciates the most. Holding her, he feels invincible. She never felt so needed and at home before. It’s a gift. Everything about him is a gift to her. He believes they came to each other to heal each other’s wounds, and they have the rest of their lives to do it. That’s all she needs to know.

Jason tells Doc that he heard the patient next to Carly screaming, but Doc stopped him as he was about to look. Doc says he did it to protect Carly, but Jason doesn’t buy it. He thinks Doc just didn’t want him to see that it was his brother. Doc says he’s exhausted, and it’s too complicated to explain. Jason says the patient was listed as Wilson, and Carly thought there was a connection, but Doc blew her off. Doc says if anyone talked to him in the last five months, they were talking to Ryan. He asks where Carly is, but Jason doesn’t know.

Ava puts on Ryan’s shirt. He likes her in it, and says she’s glowing. She says it’s the locale and the company, and being away from Port Charles and all of those people. Ryan says they don’t have to go back. Why let the toxic naysayers pollute their relationship? She says she’s not giving up Avery. He understands, saying he just got caught up in the moment and her beauty. She goes to take a shower.

While Ava is showering, Ryan takes an envelope out of his bag. Inside is a passport. a wad of cash, and tickets to Singapore. He says, the springboard to the rest of their lives. He’s sorry about the kids, but he’ll make sure this makes up for the one Ava lost and the one she left behind.

Julian tells Kim that he’s buying a lottery ticket. He doesn’t remember when the Jeromes had such luck. Kim says he’s the only Jerome getting lucky tonight. Julian tells her about Ava stopping by, and how she was going to Niagara Falls and eloping tonight. He was worried, but she insisted it was fine. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s not to get between Ava and what she wants. Kim says Ava deserves happiness after what she’s gone through. Julian isn’t sure he can get used to her with Doc. Kim kisses him, and he says they should take it to his room. She pushes him against the bar, and says, no. They get busy.

Laura sees Jordan, and asks how she is. Jordan says every time she took Doc’s advice, she thought it was based on his experiences with his brother. She never imagined he was the killer. She says she’ll give her resignation, but Laura tells her, don’t be silly. No one knew he was still alive. She was living with him and never suspected. He never would have been flushed out if hadn’t been for Jordan; it was her plan. Jordan says that’s what Anna told her. Laura says, no more talk about resigning. She needs to focus on her recovery. Laura needs her in tip top shape. Chase comes in, and says, good to see you, boss. He needs to talk to Laura, and they go into the hallway. Anna tells Jordan that her team needs its top cop back. She tells Jordan that she’ll be fine, and she loves her. She’ll check in later.

Finn tells Curtis that Jordan as a good chance with the transplant. In the meantime, dialysis patients lead normal lives. Curtis says, or some semblance of it. He says, she’s strong; she can handle it, and Finn agrees, she can. He says, it’s good to lead with that, and Curtis goes back to Jordan’s room.

Chase asks if Laura can think of where Ryan might be. She tells him, find Ava, and he’ll find Ryan. Chase says he’ll try to locate Ava, and she tells him, be careful. Ryan is so infatuated with Ava, she thinks he’ll stop at nothing to be with her.

Josslyn can’t believe Oscar’s story about not eating. Oscar says, those days are gone. He needs to hydrate, since he doesn’t want to feel nauseous. Josslyn goes to get water. When she’s gone, a headache comes on, and Oscar slides off the bed to the floor. Josslyn comes back, and tells him, breathe. She yells for help, and I wish she’d quit shaking him. I don’t think that’s helping. Cameron and Trina run in, and Josslyn tells them that Oscar is having a seizure. Cameron gets on the phone, and calls an ambulance, explaining about Oscar’s brain tumor. He gives them the address, and tells Josslyn, they’re coming. Josslyn tells Oscar to stay with her. She wonders, what does she do? Wow. She made it sound like she could handle this kind of thing if it happened, and you’d think she might have educated herself a bit. I know she’s a teenager, but she’s no dummy, and she’s been through this scenario before. Underground with no one for miles.

Laura asks the nurse at the desk if Jason is still there. She says he was there a few minutes ago

Anna tells Doc that he was an unwilling participant. Cabot laid the groundwork, and Andre did the memory transfer. Finn says the virus became active in a select period of time; the symptoms manifesting regardless of when the serum was taken. Doc says that explains why he and Ryan went blind around the same time. Finn says the procedure is quick, and relatively simple. Doc can’t wait. He was afraid he’d never see Laura’s face again. He thought he was going to die. Anna tells him, rest, and Doc says it’s important they catch Ryan before he claims another victim.

Jordan gives Chase instructions on what she wants done. She wants Margaux to know that Franco will be changing his plea. Curtis tells her, that’s enough for now. Chase says, he – the whole force – is glad she’s back. Curtis asks if Jordan wants medication, but she needs a clear head. She can’t conduct a manhunt from bed. He says, no can do. They have to talk about what comes next.

Ava lays out a white dress. She wonders where her shoes are, and thinks they got left in the car. She gets the keys from Ryan’s bag, and goes out.

The ambulance comes. The EMT says Josslyn will have to follow and meet them there. Josslyn tells Cameron this is worse than when they were in the catacombs. Oscar isn’t waking up

Curtis tells Jordan the accident was serious. He’s glad she made it out alive, but she needed surgery. She asks, what is it? and he says she broke two ribs, and they lacerated her left kidney. It was a grade four injury. She’s guessing that’s bad. He explains the kidneys regulate blood pressure, and hers spiked, so they removed it. She nods, and says, okay. She can still live a full, healthy life with one kidney. Curtis says the other was also damaged; not quite as bad, but she’ll need dialysis, and eventually a transplant. She says she’s not going to the station after all. He knows it’s a lot, but he’s glad she’s alive. Deep in his heart, he knows she’ll be okay. She asks if TJ and Stella know, and he says they’ve been a great tag team, helping him understand medicalese. They both said she’s strong, and can manage until the transplant. Jordan says she’ll have to keep up with the rules she’ll need to follow. Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose, and it’s his job to find him.

Jason goes to Charlie’s, and asks Julian where Ava is. Julian tells him to have Sonny call or text her. Jason says Carly is in trouble, and Ava might be the only one able to help. Julian wonders why Ava would help Carly. Jason says if he has to track Ava some other way, and Carly gets hurt in the meantime, he’s holding Julian responsible.

Ryan comes out of the bathroom, saying the shower gave him an appetite. He sees Ava is gone. Outside, Ava can’t find her shoes, and says they’ve got to be there somewhere. She looks at the trunk.

Finn tells Anna that he doesn’t envy Curtis having to tell the woman he loves that she’s in for the fight of her life. Jordan has a million questions and concerns. Curtis says it’s a lot to process, but they have a lot of time to think about options. She says she’s just a little freaked out. She’s been healthy, and took it for granted. Curtis says her good health was an asset, and she’s glad she was diligent about working out. Curtis is too, for a number of reasons. She asks if he’s flirting with her, and he says, of course. He loves her very much. They kiss.

Chase finds Doc looking for Laura. He thought she was with the commissioner, but was pulled away for questioning.

Julian tells Jason that he’ll deal with the consequences. Kim says Ava and Doc were eloping, and headed for Niagara Falls. Jason flies out the door, and runs into Laura. He tells her about Ava, and says he has to find them. She says she’s going with him, but he says he has to do this alone. She says she’s known him a long time, and asks what would Sonny say. He says Sonny would tell him to take hr. Let’s go.

Julian leaves a message for Ava, saying if Jason shows up, it’s not to say congratulations. Kim’s phone rings. It’s Josslyn, who says she’s sorry to call, but Oscar had a seizure. Kim asks where they are, and Josslyn tells her, Niagara Falls. Oscar was taken to the Niagara Medical Center. Kim says she’s on her way. She tells Julian that her boy is in trouble.

Cameron almost smacks right into Ryan outside.

Ava says her shoes better be in the trunk, and opens it.

Next time, Sonny asks what else someone sees, Kim tells Drew about Oscar, Ava wonders what happened, and Ryan can’t let Cameron go – not yet.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

We start off with everyone’s take on Doggate. Dorit is now saying that Lucy bit the children several times. She thought she gave the dog to someone who loved her, and it blew up in her face. To top it off, people are talking.

Teddi says last night was a sh*t show. She doesn’t understand why LVP tried to manipulate her. She’s not the most easy-going, but not out to sabotage anyone. Honey, you are a grown woman. Nobody made you say anything. That was all you.

LVP doesn’t know why she’s getting the blame. She went out of her way not talk publicly, now Dorit is siding with everyone else. Dorit insists it’s not about the dog, but her. LVP says her priority has always been the dog. She has no idea how sort out this whole bloody mess.

Still in the Bahamas, Dorit books a snorkeling trip for some of the ladies, Erika invites Teddi to play golf, and Kyle calls LVP to go shopping. LisaR, Camille, and Denise go with Dorit. They stop first for fancy drinks that are mixed using a bike.

Erika tells Teddi that she started taking golf lessons, and out drove Tom. It was the first and last time they played together. In her interview, Teddi says with all the bullsh*t going on, she’s glad she and Erika put aside their differences. She’s excited for the opportunity to golf, especially since it’s not in a group setting with all the opinions flying. Erika is good. I suck a golf. Teddi is sure her three-year-old is better than she is. All she knows about golf is the Tiger Woods cheating scandal. Erika tries helping her, but Teddi might be right about her kid being better.

Dorit’s group goes snorkeling. On the boat Dorit whines that she feels like she’s been rolled over. Denise is confused; she doesn’t know the whole story. She also does rescue, and says not every dog is suited to everybody. Dorit says she adopted a previous dog, but it bit her kids, and she took it back. Alrighty then. I get what this brainless twit did. It’s possible the kids might be too rough, but regardless, she did do it right the first time by returning the dog to LVP. I would bet the farm, the reason she didn’t do that the second time was because she was afraid LVP would think she’s a serial returner. She tried to be slick, and it backfired. She did speak to LVP the day after she sent Lucy to another home. Camille thinks that’s the issue, and Dorit should have called LVP before giving the dog away. In Camille’s interview, she doesn’t understand why Dorit waited, but thinks it could be because it was the second dog. Thank you Voice-of-Reason Camille. Dorit insists, it’s not about that. She and LVP talk all time. Camille says, that’s what makes it worse. Dorit keeps saying, that’s not it, but in her interview, Camille thinks she was shady. LisaR says something stupid about LVP creating the situation. What is wrong with these women? Don’t answer that. The list is too long.

LVP wants retail therapy, saying, it’s the best option. Kyle says she was already looking at watches. LVP picks up a huge tote bag, and says they can put their anxiety in it, but Kyle says, it’s not big enough. LVP says she didn’t sleep well, but they’ll talk after she focuses on something happy – i.e. shopping.  Kyle doesn’t think anyone ate; they were so upset. LVP says they’ll talk in a minute. They check out the jewelry. Kyle asks if LVP has talked to Dorit, and she says she did this morning. Kyle asks how it was, and LVP says, fine. IN her interview, Kyle thinks LVP is stubborn, but not talking won’t help. Kyle doesn’t buy anything, saying she has her eyes on bigger things, like a Rolex.

Erika asks how Teddi feels. Teddi didn’t like the shift at dinner. It made her look vindictive, and she wonders why LVP can’t be up front. In Teddi’s interview, she says you don’t warn someone that somebody else knows something about them. Why not? Erika says, it looks like a well-orchestrated plan to turn two women against each other. Teddi asks if she thinks it’s a lie, that LVP’s staff told her damaging information. She didn’t tell anyone. We see a clip of her telling Kyle. Teddi says she knows the employees were told to tell her by LVP. In Erika’s interview, she says LVP made a critical error in judgement. She thought Teddi would do what she wanted. Teddi tells Erika that she doesn’t want to pull out proof, but Erika says she might have to. Because we’re twelve.

The ladies go snorkeling, but in her interview, Denise says, not a fish, not a flower, no coral, nothing to look at. LisaR says, not even a snail or a turtle. Just sand. They get out of the water. Shouldn’t the captain have known what location was good?

LVP and Kyle have reserves a cabana in beautiful cover. LVP heard there are baby flamingos there. They have a butler, and order dinks and food. They drink some wine, and Kyle says it was weird how LisaR was chiming in. Because they’re close, Kyle can tell LVP what it looks like from the other side. Teddi thinks she was set up, and Dorit thinks that LVP was counting on Teddi bringing it up.

Teddi says it would be done if LVP just said she made a mistake. Erika says Teddi was fed bad information on purpose. Teddi says she’s going to be accused of not letting things go. Erika says she wouldn’t let it go.

LVP says John was out of order. We flash back to John asking Kyle if she recognizes Lucy. LVP says he shouldn’t have talked about it. We see a clip of a phone conversation between LVP and John, where he says he’s not her employee; he’s her partner, and she doesn’t control what says. LVP tells Kyle that John has his own agenda. Kyle thinks he’s upset with Dorit.

Denise asks what LVP would have to gain by setting Dorit up. LisaR gets on the protect-your-children-at-all-costs bandwagon, saying Dorit did the right thing. Protect your children, and tell everyone else eff off. She’s such an ass. Dorit could have confined the dog, and called LVP. It’s that simple. Dorit seems like the one who had an agenda. To keep her stupidity a secret.

Here come the baby flamingos! Just wandering into the cabana. They are the cutest, fuzziest little things, and I desperately want to hold one. LVP asks if their keeper feels like a parent because she raised them. In her interview, LVP says she’d like to hang out with the flamingoes, rather than those other silly old birds.

Everyone makes phone calls home, and then gets ready for dinner. LVP calls Teddi, and asks if she can talk for a second. Teddi comes to LVP’s room, and immediately asks if she’s getting an apology. LVP would like an explanation; she doesn’t understand. Teddi says LVP is smart, and that’s what makes it a bummer. She says from the get-go, she was told that LVP wanted her to know about the dog. There were direct instructions to tell her. LVP insists that’s not the case. In her interview, Teddi says it’s a boldface lie. She asks if LVP didn’t text Dorit about her knowing, and LVP says she did. She knew their history was tenuous. If she hadn’t told Dorit, and Teddi brought it up, there would have been another problem. She wanted to clear it up before it started. Teddi wants her to apologize for putting her in this situation. LVP says she’s sorry Teddi is in the situation, but she didn’t tell her employees to get involved. She wanted to shut it down, and stands by that. She asks if Teddi wants her to call John. Teddi says she thinks LVP is creating sh*t because she got busted. She needs to get her story straight. Teddi says she’s not doing this, and blows out, running into Dorit on her way. She tells Dorit, it’s not fair. She tells LVP that she’s smarter than she’s leading them to believe, and she’s not being LVP’s pawn. In her interview, Dorit says LVP has been her friend, and they have a history, but the person she has a precarious history with is defending her. What is she supposed to do? I dunno. Take your head out of your ass and quit trying to cover it?

Kyle calls Mauricio. She’s sent him pictures of the Rolexes she’s interested in. She didn’t want to buy anything that expensive without discussing it first. In her interview, she says after the robbery, she knew she couldn’t replace everything, but little by little, she wants to add to her collection. She tells Mauricio that it’s tax free. He’s good with her buying it. BTW, it’s over $10K. Teddi knocks on Kyle’s door. Both Kyle and I note, that face. Teddi asks how clear Kyle was when she spoke with LVP, and Kyle says, very clear. Teddi doesn’t know how LVP could possibly be confused. She came for an apology, but didn’t get one. Instead, she’s irritated. She asks if she’s supposed to just sit at dinner and smile now. Kyle says, yep.

LVP tells Dorit it’s bullsh*t that she told her employee to talk to Teddi. It looks like John is making things up. Dorit basically ignores this, and says she doesn’t want to be late for dinner.

The ladies cross a footbridge to get to a gorgeous table by the water. Everyone is having trouble navigating it in heels. Camille says she’s going to have good time. She’s having bread tonight. Kyle asks what everyone did today, and LisaR says they didn’t see any fish, but had fun. Dorit and LVP show up last, and Dorit apologizes for being late. In Erika’s interview, she says she doesn’t know what happened before dinner, but it doesn’t look good. Kyle tells everyone about the shopping and says she has something being delivered. LVP is giving the side eye all over the place, and no one even talks to her except Dorit. In her interview, LVP says they didn’t even acknowledge her. She feels about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool. LisaR (who I just typo-ed as liar – ha-ha!) tells Denise the food doesn’t fit with their white trash palates. In Denise’s interview, she says she likes toasted cheese and burgers. Fancy food is pretty for an Instagram photo, but she prefers the kids menu. LVP tells Camille that she wants to get to the bottom of it, and in her interview, says she and Kyle are leaving early. Kyle is getting Sofia off to school, and she has a scheduled event.

LisaR toasts to Dorit, saying it was a lovely time blah-blah-blah. Dorit is glad everyone is there, even though there were some unpleasant moments. Camille hopes they work it out. It gets really quiet, and Kyle asks how Teddi’s day was. Teddi says she had a good beginning to the day. She wishes she felt better about things, but she doesn’t, and she’s not going to sugarcoat it and make small talk, because she’s not effing fake. Dorit knows exactly how she’s feeling, and believes everything Teddi said. Teddi thanks her, but says, it feels yucky. Oh please. In her interview, LVP says, Dorit stands for nothing. She should have loyalty for the friend who’s had her back for two years. With friends like these… you know the rest. LisaR gets all dramatic, asking, why is this happening to Teddi Mellencamp? Why? LVP gets up, and says, it’s fine, but has to get up at four. She’ll discuss it individually, but she’s not doing it there. Dorit begs her not to leave, and in her interview, says it reminds her of when LVP left the dinner with her and Kyle last year. We flash back to that. LVP tells Kyle that she doesn’t want to hash it out now. In Dorit’s interview, she wants to say she believes LVP, but needs to be true to herself, and needs to process everything. For Dorit to process anything could take our entire lives. I don’t blame LVP for leaving. This was yucky all right, but not in the way Teddi would like us to believe.

Kyle follows LVP. LVP says she wasn’t even there five minutes, and they’re all acting like she’s a bitch. At the table, LisaR says Teddi shouldn’t have been put in this position. She has empathy, since she’s been where Teddi is. Teddi says she’s never once told a lie, and they’ll never hear her tell one. Just a little self-righteous – and unbelievable. LVP tells Kyle she doesn’t understand. Something is wrong, and she wants to figure it out. Denise wants clarity, and asks if they think LVP set it up, and isn’t admitting to it. Teddi says she has proof, and shows them a text from John. Kyle comes back, and LisaR jumps her, asking if it isn’t the case that LVP doesn’t always tell the truth. Kyle says she’s closest with her, and LisaR asks if LVP has ever lied to her. Kyle says knows who LVP is. She’s not saying it’s okay, but it part of who she is. LisaR demands an answer as to why LVP did this, and Kyle says she doesn’t have one. She’s not responsible for LVP’s actions. She knows this about her, but loves her; LVP is her friend, and everyone has both a good side and a bad side. LisaR asks when do they say enough is enough? The only sane one (well, Denise seems sane, but she’s not really in the mix yet), Camille, says she doesn’t know what happened, but there are people she’s wanted apologies from for years, and sometimes it never happens. In her interview, Camille says every woman there has done something to hurt someone else. We flash back to Kyle putting Camille down, and Dorit calling her the c-word. She says, friendship is about moving on, and life is too short to hold grudges. Teddi whines, who wants to live like this? Good God, Camille isn’t asking you to marry LVP, just be nice at dinner. Erika says Teddi doesn’t want to pretend to be nice to someone who screwed her over. Erika says she’ll give Denise $1000 to knock on LVP’s door, and asks her about it. In Denise’s interview, she says her Spidey sense tells her not to get on LVP’s bad side, and she doesn’t need the money. Ha-ha! Smart chick. In her interview, Erika says Denise was married to Charlie Sheen and she’s afraid of LVP? I actually think Denise isn’t afraid of anyone, and was just being funny in her interview, but who is Erika to dictate anything? Does she even know who Denise is, offering her a pittance? Erika says had fun anyway. Kyle’s Rolex arrives, and she puts it on. She asks for Rolexes on the rocks.

LVP tries to call Ken, but the call keeps dropping. She finally finds out he’s not home

At 4 am, LVP and Kyle are in a limo to the airport. Kyle says she had some fun after dinner, and we see clips of them making fools of themselves at a club. In her interview, she says they were perhaps a little overserved. We see a clip of Kyle and Teddi rolling around on the floor, and Kyle says she’s made better choices in life. She tells LVP that she was having shots two hours ago. LVP didn’t sleep much, and starts talking about what a-holes these girls are. In Kyle’s interview, she says she slept for two hours. She can’t listen about Lucy right now.

Dorit has the ladies to her suite for breakfast. In her interview, Denise says, they even dress up for breakfast. They’re lucky she put an effing bra on. I die laughing because that sounds exactly like something I would say. So far, I love Denise, but I also loved the reality show she had for like, five minutes, with all the animals and her cute, single dad. I was disappointed when it wasn’t renewed. LisaR says they had little bit of a late night, and this old broad doesn’t recover like she used to. She says she enjoyed night, but woke up feeling doom. Omg, does she ever not dramatize something? In her interview, Dorit says her friendship with LVP extends beyond the two of them, involving PK and other people. She hopes they work things out, and she can rebuild her trust in LVP. She tells the ladies that she wants ownership and an apology, but that’s not where this is going. It’s time to pack.

Ooh, seeing an aerial shot of Lisa’s home, it looks like a Polly Pocket village. Harrison! LVP tells Ken she didn’t have a good time, even though that’s what she went for. She felt left out. She needed a break, and the women kept hammering at her. She tears up, saying Ken doesn’t know what it’s like. He tells her that he got John to print out all the texts between him and Teddi. Teddi asked him to have the dog there when she went to Vanderpump Dogs, and she would say it looks like Dorit’s dog. WTF? We flash back to John asking if Kyle and Teddi recognize the dog. Her text says, either way, it will come out. LVP can’t effing believe it. She wonders how Teddi could have set her up, when she’s emotional anyway, and encourage her friends to turn against her, when she sent a text telling John to have the dog there. What does that say about her character. Ken thinks Dorit will go crazy when she sees this. Nah, she’ll just sit on the fence like always.

Next time, Sofia goes to college, denies says she’s getting married, and Erika tells Teddi not to back down.

The Real Housewives of New York City

We flash back to six months ago, and LuAnn being excited for the future. We see a headline saying Luann’s children are suing her, and another that she’s back in rehab. We flash back to Andy asking Bethenny if there was an intervention. She says, there were a few people there. We see a headline saying Dennis has been found dead. The producer asks if Bethenny can talk about Dennis, but she can’t say anything.

Tinsley has a car delivered from Chicago in a massive truck. Sonja walks her pup in the park. LuAnn talks to Victoria, saying she added Girl Code to her show, and asks if Victoria would sing it with her. Bethenny does a photo shoot for Skinny Girl jeans. She cries in the bathroom, but doesn’t want to. Ramona says she renovated her apartment to sell it, but likes it now. Dorinda meets friend Luke in the park.

Dorinda wants a real walk. Luke says she looks good. She says if Carole can do it, she can. She’s decided to spend time doing her, and has been exercising and being healthy. She says, nothing good happens after a couple of drinks. She doesn’t handle alcohol well, and we see some clips, including the clip! clip. Luke tells her people have said she gets nasty, but Dorinda says it was only LuAnn who said that, and she was deflecting. I believe it if you believe it. Luke says LuAnn isn’t one to talk. Dorinda says in a year and a half, LuAnn has made a lot of erratic decisions. She was married, divorced, arrested, assaulted an officer… Luke says, some people don’t even do that in a lifetime. Dorinda says, she went to rehab, came out, was still drinking the whole time, and went back into rehab. She wishes LuAnn well, but it’s not healthy for them to be around each other. In her interview, Dorinda says, at this moment, they’re in a place where they need a minute.

Bethenny’s friends Jimmy and Gina come for lunch. In her interview, Bethenny says Dennis passed away three weeks ago. His daughter called her crying hysterically, and she started screaming. She tells them about the letter she wrote to Dennis, and how Brynn added underneath that she misses him. Bethenny starts crying. In her interview, she says she’s never felt like this in her life. Nothing matters though. He’s gone; there’s nothing to say. Jimmy says he had two friends die last year. You have good days and bad days, but he doesn’t think they’d want him to be sad. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, time is healing the wounds, but then she feels guilty. She’s trying to do what he would want. The bottom line is to enjoy life, and live every day like it was the last. She jokes that they should take their tops off and have an orgy.

There’s no food at Sonja’s new apartment, and no closet space. Ramona arrives, and tells Sonja that she has two dates tonight. In her interview, Sonja says she feels lighter not living day to day at the townhouse. She loves the simplicity, and is in the park every morning, developing a deep connection with her poodle. Sonja tells Ramona that her daughter wants pink walls, and a black lacquer door. Ramona says the color scheme gives her a headache. She tells Sonja that her apartment is going on market. She needs something new and fresh. She asks if Sonja is going to the Hamptons next weekend, and Sonja says she’s riding out with Tinsley. She doesn’t want Bethenny to be alone, but she’s there if Bethenny needs her. Ramona says, you think you’ll live forever, but time is limited. In Ramona’s interview, she feels badly. Bethenny doesn’t have that many close friends, and relied on him. Sonja says the dog wants to go out three or four times every day; he has friends in the park. Ramona suggests it as a way to meet men, but Sonja says she wants to meet someone through friends of hers, not the dog’s friends.

LuAnn is in Sag Harbor. Her friend Barbara drops by while LuAnn is changing her Vespa. LuAnn suggests they go to town for lunch. In LuAnn’s interview, she says she and Barbara met when their sons went to summer camp together. LuAnn makes a flower arrangement for Barbara, and has an espresso maker for her. She says she’s grateful for Barbara. The things going on with the kids were overwhelming. She’s glad she went back to rehab. She needed a change, and fell in love with the house upstate, but couldn’t get a bank loan. She wanted to sell the house in the Hamptons, but her kids didn’t like that idea, and joined their father in putting a legal hold on it. It was upsetting, and she had a relapse. She says when the sh*t hit the fan, Barbara came to her rescue, along with Bethenny. In her interview, Barbara says she was there with Bethenny and Ann; LuAnn’s Charlie’s Angels team. She was a mess. Barbara watched the mistakes LuAnn made with Tom. We flash back to the party where Barbara said LuAnn would rather go ahead and get married, than admit defeat and call it off. She didn’t want LuAnn to make another mistake, and encouraged her to go back. LuAnn says she goes to meetings every day. She gets weepy about her kids, and Barbara hugs her, saying it’s great that they see her sober. LuAnn says she can’t slip again. Barbara says she won’t. In her interview, LuAnn says going back a second time, she wasn’t proud. She failed, and it’s not easy to live sober. She takes it day by day; it’s a struggle. They leave for lunch on the Vespa.

Tinsley is out shopping, and Dorinda joins her. Dorinda asks about Scott, and Tinsley says last year, they traveled a lot, but this summer they settled in Chicago. She got to play hostess at a party for his employees. In Tinsley’s interview, she says she’s an optimist. She thinks this time it’s a lot different, and better. They’ve talked about marriage and babies, and he knows what kind of ring she wants. They’re on the same page. Dorinda asks if Tinsley cooked, and Tinsley says she helped grocery shop. Dorinda confesses there were many nights she catered, but put the food in the oven like she made it herself. It’s all about presentation. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. Tinsley asks if Dorinda has talked to LuAnn, and Dorinda says, nope. In her interview, Tinsley doesn’t know all the facts, but two big egos aren’t working out. They talk about Bethenny. Dorinda says they’ve all been through things like this, and you need to let people do it at their own pace. Just be there if they need you. It’s a personal journey.

Sonja’s assistant, Taylor, makes toast for Sonja’s breakfast. She brings it to the bedroom, and Sonja says she wondered what was taking so long. There’s no explanation, but yeah, toast shouldn’t be that complicated. Sonja tells Taylor to make sure the shoes are being shipped out. In her interview, she says, Taylor is like a breath of fresh air. She has no window coverings, and says thy have to measure and paint before the blinds can be put up. In Sonja’s interview, she says it feels great in the new apartment, although she would have liked the blinds up already. She says her Netflix and Chill guy is coming, so she wants to put something up. They duct tape towels to the window. Sonja is worried they’ll fall while she’s having sex. She says at least they’re monogrammed; that’s classy.

Swimming instructor Boris arrives at Ramona’s. She’s not good swimmer, and tells him about the boat ride from hell. She says she’d die out on the ocean. They head outside. Ramona hopes she can concentrate on swimming, since he’s cute. Mmm… meh. He starts with the breaststroke, which is all she can do. She practices while keeping pool noodles under her, and makes suggestive remarks.

Tinsley and Sonja head out. They’re going in style in a Bentley. Tinsley hopes she can drive it. She hasn’t driven in five years, but she was a good driver before; she should be a good one now. Um.. maybe not. Sonja is nervous. She says she’s a good driver, but she’s a control freak. They’re finally on their way. Sonja likes to take the bus, but she’s letting Tinsley drive, since she’s excited, and it’s time well spent with her friend. Tinsley swears she knows how to drive, but isn’t sure if she’d pass a test. She has no idea how to get to the Hamptons. Sonja doesn’t want to die.

At her house in Bridgehampton, Bethenny sets out food. Assistant Meg says she hasn’t had a luncheon in a while. She says she invited LuAnn over, but hasn’t seen her since the intervention weekend. LuAnn arrives, bearing a pie. Barbara doesn’t want to come in empty-handed. She goes to her car, and brings out a toolkit. She’s a DIY guru, and always has a spare of her tool line for when the going gets rough. LuAnn presents the chocolate mousse pie to Bethenny. In her interview, Bethenny says she’s known Barbara for years. LuAnn’s relationship to her is an enigma, but they both live in the Hamptons, and Hamptons people gravitate to each other. Someone sent Bethenny a picture of Dennis. She says she’s fine, but it threw her off. LuAnn says it’s her right to be fine or not be fine. Barbara says she finds it therapeutic to use a hammer and pound something. Bethenny makes a joke about Barbara liking a pounding.

Ramona sets out food. Dorinda arrives, and mentions how she always brings a fabulous candle. This time, she’s put it in a tote from LuAnn’s wedding. Ramona thinks it’s bad luck, and doesn’t want to touch it.

Luanna asks if Bethenny invited Sonja. Bethenny says she texted Sonja, and said she can stay there. LuAnn says Ramona always guilts her into staying.

Ramona tells Dorinda that LuAnn is in a bad place. She looks good superficially, but inside, she’s broken and trying to cover. She’s not acting rationally. Dorinda says part of healing is being humble, and Ramona says, never going to happen.

LuAnn tells Bethenny that Ramona is a liar. She made up a story about her at a party. Barbara was with her. Ramona claimed she was asked to leave, but she hadn’t wanted to stay; there were too many people drinking. Barbara confirms that they left after a short time. Bethenny asks why Ramona would make it up, and Barbara says, she loves spreading lies. She and LuAnn were dancing at a club once, and Ramona asked LuAnn, what’s she doing there? LuAnn told her Barbara was her friend, and that’s how she knows Ramona. Ramona runs into her, and acts like she doesn’t know her. In Barbara’s interview, she says she’s probably met Ramona fifteen times, but Ramona never has any recollection. She doesn’t think she’s forgettable, but apparently Ramona does. LuAnn says the real issue is, Dorinda is really angry with herself. Bethenny says Dorinda gripes that she was always there for LuAnn, and uses it as an excuse. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, the small things build up and become big things. LuAnn thinks Dorinda has hatred for herself. She’s not the Dorinda that LuAnn knows.

LuAnn says Dorinda isn’t reaching out. Barbara asks what LuAnn would say if she did. LuAnn thinks that’s pointless, since she hasn’t.

Dorinda tells Ramona that she hasn’t not seen to spoken to LuAnn since March. She gets teary, saying she was hurt by it. Ramona tells her not to cry. LuAnn isn’t in a good place; she can’t help it. In her interview, Ramona says, Dorinda has a heart of gold. She gets angry fast, but forgets fast.

Barbara says she’s known Dorinda forever. In her interview, LuAnn says Dorinda shows no sign of remorse for the way she behaved. She’s not seeing Dorinda unless she reaches out.

Dorinda doesn’t know what to do. In her interview, she accuses LuAnn of being on her high horse on another level.

LuAnn doesn’t know if she’s going to the clambake. Bethenny says if she’s feeling emotionally unsteady, she has to do what she needs to. LuAnn would rather not see Ramona either.

Dorinda tells Ramona that she and LuAnn need to give each other space. She feels like LuAnn thinks she should bend the knee to her. Where are we? Winterfell? In her interview, Dorinda says if LuAnn thinks she’s self-righteous or sanctimonious, it doesn’t help mend the relationship. Ramona says maybe LuAnn will come to her senses on her own. Dorinda says they need space.

Luann says she’s not apologizing to someone who hurt her. She hasn’t healed, and it’s unhealthy.

This season, a circus, pool floats, a naked chef, making out (with each other), Dorinda insists she didn’t heckle LuAnn, Tinsley isn’t leaving NYC without a ring, Halloween, Jill, Ramona is into hot sex and I don’t want to know, Bethenny feels guilty about Dennis, a trip to Miami, Sonja falls under the table, Christmas cabaret with the Countess, Bethenny tells the Countess life is not a cabaret, lots of yelling, Bethenny calls someone a sicko, Tinsley is miserable, and Bethenny toasts to being in a good place.

🍷 On The Real Housewives of New Jerseythe Reunion, Part Three – Teresa admitted that if Joe #1 got deported, the long distance thing wouldn’t work for her. She already established last week that she wouldn’t be hauling the kids to Italy. She said she and Juicy Joe had discussed it, and they both believed they’d move on if he had to leave the country. Joe #2 felt Joe #1 deceived Teresa, and she has the right to do whatever she needs to. Andy asked if she reached out to any of the Trumps, since she knows them, but she said no. That made me wonder if she really wants him back. If Kim Kardashian can get a total stranger off the hook, why not make an attempt?  Since by Part Three they’re running out of material, the guys were invited to join the magic circle. Frank, Bill (Jennifer’s husband), Evan (Jackie’s husband), and Joe #3 sat behind their SOs. When the guys did taglines, Joe #2 got in the Housewife spirit by using a gold curtain or blanket or something, as a dress, saying, I don’t flip tables; I have sex on them. Danielle was paraded out, and said she was in the process of divorcing Marty after a whole two months, but they were still living together. I’m not sure how they’re working that, since they also have mutual restraining orders. Danielle claimed to want it out of the public eye, but everyone agreed it was all over social media. The thirst is high with that one. The wedding details were rehashed, and we found out Marty is still friends with the dudes, which doesn’t surprise me. After seeing clips of Danielle throughout the season, Andy asked about a sex toy she had received at her bachelorette party. Danielle said what we were all thinking, after all that, that’s your leading question? There was a lively discussion about how Danielle ruined Mary’s life, and only got married for the TV exposure. We received some of the new gift that keeps on giving – Marty being tossed in the pool by Joe #3 and the Marge. We got a blow by blow from Marge herself, and an endless rehash. Although I do have to say, some of the women had a point that he could have gotten hurt, especially since it was dark out. Teresa was gifted by several cast members, and seemed more embarrassed than anything else. At the end, the girls gave Andy a surprise – a rich kid’s toy car. The kind they can ride around in, along with a tiny tracksuit. Each Housewife also gave him a piece of advice on being a parent. There was a group hug and we were out.

🔱 Judge Judy was wearing a messy bun in court today. I almost went into shock. It was like seeing my dad in jeans for the first time.

🍴 Something had to give on such a TV-crowded night, and it was 24 Hours to Hell and Back. Since it was the two-hour finale, I’m hoping to see it On Demand in the next few days.

😵 Why Won’t He Leave Her Alone…

Suckerfish Hoppy is at it again.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/05/bethenny-frankel-rips-jason-hoppy-apart-over-daughters-school-rejection/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_content=20190306&tpcc=morning_report&mpweb=755-7675568-711673032

https://www.eonline.com/news/1021242/inside-bethenny-frankel-and-jason-hoppy-s-custody-trial-rhony-star-gets-emotional-in-court?source=email&medium=emn-content-6&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

🍊 The Juice Is Running Low…

Is this the end of Juicy Joe and his childhood sweetheart?

http://extratv.com/2019/03/06/teresa-giudice-explains-why-shell-split-with-joe-if-hes-deported?adid=extra_eme_26937_2019-03-06_features1

🎼 A Thursday Song…

Because there’s nothing the internet doesn’t have.