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December 6, 2017 – Curtis Brings on the Ho-Ho-Ho, Another Posche Debacle, a Bit of Star & a Hippie Thursday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Ned apologizes for making Alexis come over and being insensitive. She says they all need to process everything. She opens the door and Julian is standing there. He says he’s not stalking her or trespassing. He’s there to see Olivia-Q. Olivia asks what he wants, and he says, his son.

Carly is making out cards, and tells Sonny they have lots of people to catch up with. Sonny asks if he can’t have one day without conspiracies, mysteries, bad guys, or stationery. A day to enjoy his wife, his kids, and Christmas.

Jordan asks Curtis if he’s ready to do this. He wonders how this became his job, and she says there’s no one else she trusts. He’s dressed like Santa, and does a ho-ho-ho.

Michael takes Rocco to see Santa. Nelle comes out dressed as an elf. She says she’s Santa’s helper, and anyone who wants to see him has to go through her.

Lulu tells Maxie that Operation Sweet Smell of Defeat is a go, and they’ll be out of the hazmat suits soon. They just have to wear them long enough to get in, get the scoop, and get out. Maxie says she feels like she’s been wearing it long enough for corsets to make a comeback. She tells Lulu no offense, but Sam is probably focused on which Jason she’s going to be with, and not finding a place for Lulu in the company.

At the station, Dante questions the credential of the Naval lawyer, who tells him the warrant stands for itself. In the interrogation room, Sam tells Drew that they’re arguing the letter of the law with the lawyer, but it’s just a stall. If they don’t come up with something, he’s going to be court marshaled. Drew says, for leaving a life he didn’t know he had.

Olivia asks if Julian has been released, and Alexis says it’s conditional, and he’s getting a new trial. Ned is sure he’ll be guilty again. Julian hears Leo on the monitor. Ned tells him not to do anything stupid, and goes upstairs. Olivia says if he does, Diane will have him back in Pentonville. She has sole custody since he was convicted, and he has no right to be near her son.

On the phone, The Intruder dude says he has photos, texts, and an adult Teddy Ruxpin costume. Lulu and Maxie knock on the door, telling him he has to evacuate since ammonium sulfide has gotten into the air. They push him out of the office. Lulu says they have to work fast, before he figures out that’s the chemical name for stink bomb. She starts to go through the files.

Michael tells Rocco that every CEO counts on their employees, and the elves are Santa’s eyes and ears. Rocco goes to get hot chocolate, and Michael says he sees Nelle is putting her professional experience with kids to good use. She tells him she can’t be picky, and he says she’ll land on her feet. She says she always does, no matter who tries to keep her down.

Sonny kisses Carly. He suggests they bundle up Avery, and get some holiday cheer. She’s all for a drama-free day, but doesn’t think it can be delivered. He says everything is good, and it’s all settled. She tells him nothing is settled.

Drew tells Sam that he didn’t see this coming. Sam says he’s not a deserter. He was kidnapped by a most wanted criminal. He says a lot of what he did was classified. He doesn’t know where he was sent or what he did, but he sure the Navy doesn’t want him sharing it. Sam says they’re looking at him as a traitor, and he tells her that they’ll transport him to a secure location, and debrief him. This might be a problem, since he doesn’t remember what he’s supposed to know or who he told.

Olivia asks Alexis to tell Julian to scram. She says he’s got grown kids to visit, and asks if they slammed the door in his face. They want nothing to do with him, and neither does Leo. Leo doesn’t remember him, and he’s nothing to Leo. Julian hears Leo call Ned “daddy” on the monitor. Olivia says he’s a non-entity in Leo’s life. Why doesn’t he do what’s best for everyone, and stay far away? Alexis says she’ll give him some free advice. His mere presence there jeopardizes his chance of acquittal, not to mention any chance of release. He says it’s not that simple, and she says it is for her.

Carly tells Sonny that Drew is determined to keep everything that belongs to Jason, and Jason won’t fight. He tells her to give everyone a minute. Maybe he’ll see that they weren’t siding against him. Their friend came back, and they’re honoring that friendship, but they’re still his friend too. Carly says he feels like they betrayed him. She doesn’t know how to fix that, and show him they’re still friends. Sonny says Drew can’t figure out who they are to him, until he figures out who he is.

Dante tells the Naval lawyer that Drew is part of an ongoing case, but the lawyer says he has to bring him back for dereliction of duty. I guess they never bothered looking for him? Sam tells Drew that the most important thing is to keep him in Port Charles. The Navy could take him anywhere, and not disclose it. They have to stop it before it starts. He tells her that whatever happens, and no matter how long it takes, he’ll find his way back to her. She says she’s counting on that. The Navy guys come in

Jordan tells Curtis that he’s got to go in alone; the Navy is taking his friend away. He wants to go with her, but she tells him to stay and entertain the kids. There’s nothing he can do right now. She’s going to protect her turf. She says if any brazen elves get within mistletoe distance, they’ll have to answer to her.

Michael asks Nelle how the apartment is, and she says it feels a little big without him. He suggests putting up a temporary wall, and getting a roommate to save on rent, but she doesn’t think it’s come to that yet.

Maxie asks if Lulu is sure the bomb isn’t toxic, and she says only smelly. Maxie holds her nose, and Lulu tells her to use both hands to look. Maxie says it’s taking too long. Lulu asks if she’s resigned to not knowing who tipped the intruder off. Maxie says if it means saving her hair from smelling like a cesspool, yes. Babies are expensive. She can’t afford using a paycheck to fix her hair. Lulu says she’s a genius. Look for paystubs or a checkbook. The article quoted an anonymous source; they can see how the source was paid. Lulu goes through a folder and finds something. She tells Maxie it even says Ask Man Landers tip. It’s a check for $10K made out to Nelle Benson.

Lulu wonders why Nelle would sell them out. Maxie says the answer is in the dollar signs. It takes two hands to count how many jobs Nelle has been fired from, and Crimson was the last one. It’s probably how she found out. Lulu says she has an exposé to write, and Maxie has some choice words for Nelle. They’re met at the door by The Intruder dude and two other men.

Maxie and Lulu sit in a jail cell. Nathan asks what they were thinking, and Dante asks why they smell so bad.

Michael tells Nelle that he’s flexible if she has a problem with the rent. She says they’re in an awkward place right now, but she has the feeling they’ll make things work, and be in each other’s lives for a long time. Sonny and Carly show up with Avery. Rocco comes back, and Michael says he’s not used to Sonny being called grandpa. Carly says better him than her, and Nelle tells her she’s very suited to the title. Ouch. Curtis comes out as Santa, doing his ho-ho-ho thing. Nelle is left with Carly. Nelle says she loves this time of year, so much possibility. She doesn’t get depressed, since her luck can change at any moment. Carly says as long as it has nothing to do with Michael, and Nelle says that’s up to him. Carly tells her not to mistake his cheer; he’s seen the real her. Nelle looks forward to resetting her expectations, and Carly asks what that’s supposed to mean.

Olivia tells Julian to go before it gets ugly. He says if he leaves, he’s abandoning Leo, and if he stays, the cops will drag him out. He tells her it’s not cut and dried. Look how it almost turned out with Dante. One day Leo will come to him, and he’ll tell him the truth. Ned comes down with Leo, and Julian says he’s leaving. Olivia tells him they’re going to the park to see Santa, and to meet them there.

Sam tells the Naval lawyer that he’s making a mistake. Drew did nothing wrong; he was kidnapped. Drew tells her it’s okay, and to take care of the kids and herself. Alexis walks in, and tells them to uncuff Drew. The lawyer asks who she is, and she says the woman in charge of taking them down, and he’s her client.

Maxie tells Nathan and Dante not to look at her; it was Lulu’s idea. Lulu says they had to buy uninterrupted time, and couldn’t break in, since that’s illegal. Dante is like, so you chose noxious fumes instead? She tells him it was harmless, and he says to tell that to Homeland Security. She says they did this for Nathan. Maxie says they know who almost got them busted for fraud – Nelle.

Nelle goes to do her elf thing, and Sonny joins Carly. Carly wonders what Nelle knows that would turn her world upside down, but Sonny says it’s not the right time. Avery wants picture with Santa. I have to mention that there’s been a jump in all these children’s ages.

The Naval lawyer tells Alexis it won’t help the circumstances in the long run. Alexis says it’s due process. They have a warrant for Andrew Kane, but they’ve yet to see physical evidence that contradicts he’s not Jason. She shows them the folder, and says Andrew doesn’t even look like him. The lawyer says they’ve been apprised of the twin theory, but Alexis says his legal name is Jason Morgan. The lawyer snarks that he probably changed his face so he could enjoy his new life. Yeah, he’s been having a real ball. Sam says he was in a terrible accident. Jordan arrives, and isn’t willing to have him removed from her jurisdiction. He’s connected with a WSB most wanted criminal, and is their only lead to the whereabouts of Faison. I get excited all over again.

Michael welcomes everyone to Christmas in the Park. He thanks the parks department, and Ned thanks the sponsors, saying they’ve donated $50K to underprivileged children. Sonny sees Julian, and tells Carly they were supposed to come here to get away from trouble. He asks what Julian is doing there. Olivia tells him it’s a conditional release. His sister’s confession that she extorted him got him another trial. Sonny tells Julian to be careful on the icy roads; accidents happen. I wonder if Sonny has the power to make ice on the roads, since it’s in the 50s. They take the kids’ photos with Santa, and Olivia is obviously not happy in the photo with Julian. She suggests they take an extended family photo. Nelle takes the picture, and Julian pops his head in between Ned and Olivia. It’s actually a pretty funny scene. I like when they take pictures.

Jordan has a judge’s order and can’t relinquish custody. The Naval lawyer says for a half hour; he’ll have a word with the judge, and Drew better be there when he gets back. Sam tells Alexis she’s amazing, but Alexis says hold her applause. They have less time for a save than a pizza delivery.

Lulu tells Dante and Nathan they found a five-figure check made out to Nelle. Dante hopes she didn’t take the stub, and she says she says of course not. She took a picture; they’re not thieves. Nathan tells them they’re free to go. He only had to promise to take Maxie to Cabo. Maxie asks Nathan if he’s really mad. He says no, and she says that she’ll see him at home. He tells her to shower first.

Michael says Lulu was supposed to pick up Rocco, but Olivia says he can come home with them. Julian tells Ned to get used to him being around. He intends to be a presence in his son’s life. Leo is going to call him “dad.”

Michael thanks Curtis for taking the hit, and he says it’s his pleasure. Curtis tells Nelle that she did a good job wrangling the kids. He leaves, and Michael says he can take it from there. Nelle says it’s not his job. He says it’s his event, and she admits she could use a break. He says that’s what are friends for.

Back at home, Olivia tells Ned that Santa wore the kids out. Ned asks if Leo wondered about the strange man who crashed his visit with Santa. Olivia asks how mad he is, and he says he’s not mad; he’s perplexed. Julian has minimal legal standing, he’s on conditional release, and wearing an ankle monitor. It would have been a win to have him arrested. Olivia says she’s a coward. Ned says she is not. She’s fearless, strong, and gutsy; she even stood up to Monica. She says she’s a coward when comes to her kids. She can’t stand the thought that they might not love her. If Dante had been a different kind of person, it would have been a tragedy. She lied his entire life. Because of it, he went undercover, gathering information on a man he didn’t know was his father, and Sonny shot a man he didn’t know was his son. That Dante survived was a miracle, and an even bigger one was that he forgave her. She has to do better with Leo. She can’t pretend Julian doesn’t exist. Ned says it sounds like a plan to him. She asks what happens when grows up, and wants to know his father? He’ll look for Julian, and will find him. How does he think Julian will handle it? He’ll whine about how much he wanted to be father, and how Olivia kept him from it. He’ll make it Leo’s job to love and save him, and she’s not letting that happen. Ned asks what the alternative is, and she says minimal contact. Ideally, he’ll be in prison, but it’s better for Leo to know the truth than have an idealized picture. Ned says she’s not only fearless and beautiful, but incredibly wise. She says she’s lucky she married him. They kiss.

Maxie and Lulu arrive at the park, and Maxie says it looks like it’s all over. Lulu can’t believe she missed it. She gets text from Olivia saying Leo is with her. Maxie says what a shame; let’s go to the spa not. She can’t think, and needs her wits to go to battle with Nelle. She says, speaking of the skank…

Curtis hunts down Jordan at the station, and she explains she was called in to deal with Drew. He wonders why Maxie and Lulu were hauled in, and what is that smell?

Carly tells Sonny so much for a Christmas outing. He says next time he has a bright idea, remind him of today’s events. She wants to finish her cards, and says she just has Sam and Drew left. Sonny asks her to let him write that one.

Nathan puts Drew in a cell, saying, sorry. Drew tells him there’s something he can do. If Alexis can’t pull this off, and get the Navy to back off, Sam and the kids will need looking after. Others might come looking for him. He knows Curtis will step up, but he’ll need more than one man. He can’t trust Sonny anymore, and Jason will just bring more danger.

Sam asks Alexis how Drew’s chances are. She says Andre is their best shot. She might be able to get the warrant tossed. But if they have nothing more than his word, they need more ammunition and time, and she doesn’t know who can give it to them. Sam says she does.

Tomorrow, Lulu confronts Nelle, Drew confronts Andre, and Sam asks for help from Jason.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Interior decorator Joyce drops by Margaret’s house. She needs the living room done asap. She shows Joyce around. She thinks Joe #3 is crossing over into the style lane, when he’s supposed to stay in the execution lane. She has to go to Italy, and hopes it can be done in a couple of weeks She tells Joe they’ll fight about it after she comes back.

Melissa and Joe #2 make salad. He misses his mom. Melissa feels like no matter how much time passes, he’ll miss her; it’s just the way it is. He’s talked to a medium, because he wants to know that his mom is okay. In his interview, he says he was raised old school, but is hoping the medium will “connect” him. Melissa tells him about Dolores and Siggy going to Kim D.’s store, and how she said Teresa is fanning an old flame. She says there was a time when Teresa was supportive of Kim, but sees the truth now.

Margaret tells Joe #3 the Kim D. story, and about how Teresa went gangster style over it. She says tonight they’re confronting Kim at the fashion show. Joe is a little concerned, but she says she can outrun anybody in her heels.

Dolores and Siggy show up to get their makeup and hair done before the show. Kim D.’s eyes shoot flames. She asks how it’s going, and Siggy tells her about the dinner and how they’d repeated what she said. Kim asks what the reaction was, and Dolores says Teresa threw a wineglass and everyone hates Kim now. Some chick demonstrates how the guy was hugging Teresa in the club, and it’s pretty ambiguous. Dolores and Siggy aren’t impressed either. Kim says she heard Teresa is done with Joe #1 anyway. In her interview, Siggy isn’t cool with Kim messing with Teresa’s marriage. Dolores doesn’t believe Teresa is cheating, and Sylvia Miles Kim says, welcome to the Posche fundraiser. Toodle-oo! Idiot.

Teresa arrives at Melissa’s. Melissa asks if she’s ready for this, and she says no. She wonders why Kim D. wants to start rumor, and Melissa says because she’s an a-hole. I’d say that about sums it up. Teresa can’t wait to confront Kim. She doesn’t care about herself, but her kids. Melissa says Kim goes deep and hard.

Danielle goes to Margaret’s house to wait for the others. She tells Margaret the last time she went to the Posche fashion show, she got chased from the event, and had her hair pulled out. Margaret says they go in, accomplish what they have to do, and never see her again.

Melissa tells Teresa to be careful. Teresa says Kim knows how to push her buttons. In her interview, Melissa doesn’t think Teresa should put herself in this kind of position. If she gets in trouble, she’ll have to “go away” again. Italian for being thrown in the pokey. Teresa says something happens at every fashion show, but if anyone puts their hands on her, she’ll walk away. In her interview, Teresa says she used to like Kim, but she came after both her and Melissa.

They pick up Danielle and Margaret. Danielle says they’re going to a real Italian shake down now. The ladies arrive at the venue, and Teresa says it’s time to call that bitch out. Melissa is nervous. She says you don’t have to be genius to know this isn’t going to end well. They hit the bar and head downstairs. As Melissa walks down the steps, she says it feels like she’s walking into the lion’s den.

Teresa goes in first, and the others follow. There’s a long pause of silence, and Kim welcomes them and asks how they are. In her interview, Dolores says she’s lived in this part of the zoo a long time, and Teresa is not coming in peace. Kim asks if this is going to be one-on-one or are they all talking to her? Teresa asks if they’re scaring her, and Kim says she can “take youse all on.” Teresa says no one is going to talk about her husband or her, and Kim tells her, too bad. Teresa asks if she saw him screwing another girl, and Kim says, no. Kim calls them all dirty bitches, and says her girls have seen Teresa going to clubs. Melissa says Kim is the queen of going out, and Teresa can do what she wants. Who gives a flying; it’s her business. In her interview, Melissa says Kim just admitted her whole basis for destroying Teresa’s marriage is that someone saw her at a club. She can’t believe Dolores and Siggy. Teresa wants to straighten Kim out, and calls her trash. Kim says she’s the one who went to jail, and if Teresa touches her, she’s leaving in handcuffs. Margaret says don’t even speak her. Kim says she hasn’t seen Danielle since Teresa chased her from the first fashion show. In her interview, Danielle says she knows what Kim is capable of, and knows what Teresa is capable of, and she’s glad she’s on Teresa’s side of the fence. Teresa tells Kim that Posche stands for piece of sh*t crazy homewrecker every day (or something like that), and says she doesn’t want to go there. As Kim walks out with her entourage, Teresa says she’d love to grab her by the back of her hair. Me too. Kim says touch her, and Teresa is done. Teresa invites Kim to come at her, and Kim calls them animals.

In her interview, Teresa says she set Kim straight, and whatever her and Joe #1 go through is nobody’s business. We flash back to Joe being stupid, and Teresa says you don’t know what’s really going on unless you’re living together. Kim wants them out. Melissa says she’s disgusting. She can’t believe Dolores and Siggy are walking in the show. Dolores gets a few inches from Melissa’s face, and says, don’t tell her what to do. Melissa asks why Dolores is getting in her face; they’re supposed to be friends. Dolores screeches that it’s for charity. Teresa calls them Kim D.’s puppets, and Dolores says they’re acting like ladies at a fundraiser. In her interview, Dolores is dumbfounded by Teresa’s behavior, saying there’s a time and place for everything, but it’s not here at a charity event. She says she’s a grown woman, makes her own enemies and fights her own battles. She doesn’t need to get involved.

The show starts. Kim explains the fundraiser is for families who lost someone in a tragedy. Siggy dabs at her eyes, and Dolores tells her, let’s go, probably wanting to circumvent the waterworks. Siggy says no kind of rumor or drama will get in her way of doing acts of kindness. She’s thinking of how much money they can raise for the families. Don’t try to stop her. Zzzzz…

The girls gather at Margaret’s house, and she gets them cocktails. Melissa says it was a real sh*tshow. Teresa is glad she went. No one is going to talk about her family, and get away with it. Kim doesn’t scare her, and if she’s going to blatantly lie, Teresa is going to deal with her. Margaret thinks Kim was scared, and won’t say anything else. I wouldn’t bet on that. She wants to be on this show badly, and it’s her only connection. They agree that Siggy and Dolores aren’t supportive, and Margaret tells Teresa their silence says a lot. Melissa can’t believe they just made plans to go to Milan. Teresa isn’t sure she wants to go with them. In her interview, Teresa says it seems to be a pattern with Dolores. We flash back to her being unsympathetic. Teresa asks how many chances does she give Dolores before she sees Dolores isn’t there for her? She thanks everyone and says she’s torn about Siggy and Dolores. They’ll have to come to her.

Margaret goes to the office in rollers, and tells the fashion show story. Marge Sr. thinks it’s ridiculous. Margaret has finally set up her mom with Steve, her accountant. Marge hasn’t had serious boyfriend in years. She was like a wild divorcé in hot pants. She makes an appointment for her mom to get her hair done at the house, so she’ll look glamorous.

Frank and Dolores go out for pizza. Dolores thinks son Frankie needs to see life beyond his girlfriend. In her interview, she asks how a kid in high school is supposed to have relationship? It’s an anchor. She tells Frank that their son should have no distractions. Siggy joins them. She tells Frank about how Kim gossiped that someone saw Teresa getting cozy with a man at a club. She says things got ugly at the fashion show, and she called Teresa a criminal. Frank asks what did they do? and they tell him they did nothing. He asks if they stayed walking in the show. He’s looking at it from Teresa’s point of view, and what message was shown. They should have let Teresa know they had her back. Dolores says in hindsight, maybe they should have gone. Siggy says it makes sense. She thinks as her friends, they have to let Teresa know that they have her back 100%. These two are either stupid or insane.

Melissa and Joe #2 wait for the medium. Melissa says she doesn’t do this sort of thing. Joe #2 asks if she’s afraid of ghosts, and yes, she is. Teresa arrives, and they have some vodka. Joe asks if she’s ready. In her interview, Teresa says mediums aren’t her thing, but she’s there to support her brother. She’s not ready for all this. Medium Concetta enters. Melissa offers her a drink, but she says she never mixes alcohol with dead people. Good to know.

Concetta tells them ask questions. She’s simple girl who’s talked to dead people her whole life. She tells Teresa that her mother is next to her, and has been. She says that one of her children is sensitive to the other side. We flash back to Milania talking about seeing her nonna cooking. Concetta tells her not to discount it. She says their mother is home and at peace. She had a wonderful life, and hears herself being adored. Teresa says she still needed her, and Concetta says she hears the support and love. She tells Joe that she hears music playing. It’s Momma, sung by Connie Francis in Italian, and Joe says he danced to that song with his mother at his wedding. Concetta tells him that his mother had a hard time walking, but now she can run. In her interview, Melissa tells us that when Joe visited his mother in the hospital, he would whisper, go, run now, mom. Concetta knows things that she wouldn’t know unless she was really talking to her. Concetta tells them that she’s worried about their dad. He’s missing her terribly, and secretly talking to her, wishing he could join her. She wants him to know, don’t be in a hurry. Someday, they’ll be together again. Teresa believes Concetta is really talking to her mom, but it still hurts. She wants her to be there to hug, and it’s so painful. A sad, but uplifting and interesting scene.

The hair person arrives at Margaret’s. She asks if Marge has a safe word in case the date isn’t going well. Marge says she’ll pull her earring. Margaret wants her to be happy and have a companion. If it’s not Steve, she’ll find someone with one foot on a banana peel and a big will.

Siggy visits Teresa. She says sorry about yesterday, and Teresa says, her too. Siggy says it got heated, and Teresa asks if Siggy sees what she’s been talking about. What Kim said was out of line. Siggy agrees, and Teresa says if the roles were reversed, she would never support that person. what said out of line Siggy tells Teresa that she defended her in the store, and told Kim it was disgusting and below the belt. Teresa says after she heard it, why not just give her donation and leave? Siggy says they were there for the charity event. She didn’t care about Kim; she didn’t want to disappoint the families. Teresa gets it, and is fine with it. I’m not. Even if they’re considered minor celebrities, and people were there to see them walk, why didn’t either one of them put it like that before? I’d probably leave, but announce why first. Teresa says she never thought Kim would go against her, and it could happen to Siggy or Dolores. Siggy tells Teresa that they’re her friends. She can’t talk with Margaret, and Danielle is up Teresa’s ass. Teresa thought everything was good with Siggy and Margaret. She says it was until Margaret referenced Hitler at the dinner. We flash back, and I wonder if Siggy actually heard and/or understood what Margaret was saying, since it was an appropriate example. She thinks Margaret is missing a sensitivity chip. She doesn’t hate her, but she’s over it. Teresa appreciates her coming, but wonders where it leaves them. Siggy doesn’t know what’s going down, but wants to go to Milan. She won’t go without Dolores though, because we’re twelve. Teresa doesn’t mind Dolores going, but doesn’t know about Melissa; she’s the one who asked them to come. Siggy says if it works out, great, but if not, she wants Teresa to know she loves her.

Margaret and Joe #3 double-date with Steve and Marge Sr. Margaret tells Steve to watch Marge, she can be handsy after a few drinks. Margaret asks Steve what kind of woman he’s looking for, and Joe says, breathing. Steve admires Marge’s tattoo. She’s been thinking about one no one would see unless she’s naked. He asks if she’ll be getting it by their third date. Ha-ha! In her interview, Margaret says it’s going better than she planned. She asks about Steve’s five-year plan, and he says he eventually wants to settle down. Margaret says he doesn’t want to grow old alone; no one does. In her interview, Margaret says, move over, Siggy. She’s not the only matchmaker. Steve asks if they can have another date without them next time. Margaret says he’s approved.

Teresa calls Melissa, and tells her about Siggy’s visit, and how she didn’t want to let the families down. Melissa understands. Teresa says they were talking about Italy, and Siggy won’t go without Dolores. Melissa says she’s not taking the invitation back, but she’s always felt like Dolores is an older sister, and she got in her face. She should have gotten crazy on Kim, if she was in the mood to get crazy. The bottom line is that she doesn’t want to deal with anybody’s sh*t when they’re in Italy. She’s done with Dolores if she disrespects her like that again. Dolores is on her sh*t list.

Next time, a lively trip to Milan, a heated dinner, and Danielle throwing things.

💫 I was only half-paying attention to Star, but saw the important stuff. Like Queen Latifah in a gorgeous shoulder-length deep magenta wig. Star also deserved kudos for bringing on a 1920s bob with waves. Cotton had serious love troubles, with Elliot wanting to get serious with her, and running into her previous bad boyfriend when they were out together. Jahil told Hunter’s mother, Arlene, that Brody was trying to sell pictures of Star looking battered after Hunter beat the crap out of her. Miss Lawrence let Carlotta know what was going on with Brody. She didn’t want to sink to his level, but Miss Lawrence told her to, sink, bitch. Rehearsals for the showcase were not going well, but when the performers were told that if it failed, Ayanna would have no choice but to sell the label, they pulled it together for the dress rehearsal. Noah apologized to Alex, who told him to never kiss her again, but the look on her face wasn’t jiving with her words. The best part, besides the hair, was Arlene meeting Jahil, and telling him that she wanted Brody dead. Brody appeared out of nowhere, turning the tables, and slashing her a million times. Afterward, he returned Star’s phone, and told her that he’d never bother her again. Right. Next week, the finale.

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December 4, 2017 – The Two Jason Aftermath, Vanderpump Rules Again, Shep Looks for a Mate & Don’t

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Elizabeth tells Franco that something huge has affected all their lives. She doesn’t know how they’ll come back from that.

Josslyn pulls a DNA test out of her bag. Oscar says it will be the longest 48-hours of his life, but she tells him that she’s paying to have it expedited, so it will only be 24-hours. Michael comes by and asks what they’re up to.

Andrew asks Sam where they go from here? She says home, and looks at him like he’s stupid. He says home suddenly seems as unreal as he is.

On the docks, Jason sighs, an art he is perfecting. Alexis approaches him. She was wondering when she’d run into him. He tells her that they’ve finally found proof that he’s the Jason he says he is.

Sam tells Andrew it’s real. Her and him in this room is real. Her arms wrapped around him are real, and her eyes looking into his. It’s because of who he is, not his name. He’s the man she married and loves. They have a family and home. She wants him to tell her he knows it’s real, and he says it’s as real as it gets.

Oscar tells Michael he’s keeping Josslyn company while she does her homework, and Josslyn explains that Carly wanted her where people could keep eye on her. Michael says he just talked to her, and Josslyn asks if she’ll be released soon. He says she’s at the station getting answers about Jason. Oscar wonders if they know who is who yet.

Elizabeth tells Franco she’s proud of him, not just because he dropped the charges, but he helped unravel the mystery of the two Jasons. If he hadn’t told them about there being twins, who knows how long it would have dragged out. He says he told them kicking and screaming, but she says he did it, and that’s what matters. It’s all out in the open. He tells her he can’t say no to her, and she says they can all get on with their lives now. Robin joins them, and asks if there’s proof now. Elizabeth says that they found out Andrew was a Navy SEAL, and had prints on file. Robin says it’s crazy; Jason lost five whole years. Franco says that he’ll live to terrorize another day, and wanders off. Robin asks Elizabeth if they know why, and she says they don’t know the details, but have Andre to thank. He created a memory mapping program with the WSB, but there were ethical concerns, and it never got off the ground. He found another backer, and Elizabeth explains that Andre came to Port Charles to keep an eye on Andrew. Robin says it’s a lot to figure out, and Elizabeth says there will definitely be some serious conversations in the future.  Franco breezes through with a sarcastic remark, and Elizabeth says Robin probably intimidates him; he gets snarky when he’s uncomfortable. She says it goes back to his childhood, and has been an emotional roller coaster. Robin reminds Elizabeth about what happened when she came back, and Patrick was getting married. She says none of it was her fault, and none of this is Jason’s fault.

Sam says, talk to me, Jason, then apologizes. He says it’s okay, it’s only a name, just not his name. He opens his wallet, and takes out his ID, saying he never liked the picture anyway, and throws it on the table. He starts flinging things out of his wallet. Sam tells him to stop pretending it’s not hard. He says he never pretended or lied; it’s very hard.

Jason tells Alexis he needed to think, and asks why she’s there. She says she has no fond memories of the place, and is a glutton for punishment. She asks if Sam knows, and when he says she does, Alexis asks where she is. He tells her that Sam is with his brother. Alexis says she’d be lying if she told him that she wasn’t relieved to hear that.

Michael tells Josslyn that a fingerprint match sealed it. She asks how Sam is, and he says, adjusting. It’s going to be an adjustment period for all of them. Michael admits she’s happy, but still feels bad. Andrew didn’t have the life he thought he had, but at least he can figure it out now. Nelle comes by and asks to borrow Michael.

Nelle tells Michael not to look so happy to see her. He tells her he thought they’d said everything they needed to say. She says that something came up. She ordered a Christmas present before they broke up, and it arrived. He tells her to just return it, but she says it’s for Josslyn.

Robin knows Jason won’t push to see Jake; it’s on Elizabeth. She knows it would be easier to let it lie, but tells her don’t do that. Jake will be lucky to have Jason in his life, no matter the capacity. Elizabeth says Jason hates Franco, and Robin says she can’t argue with that; he’s entitled to. Elizabeth tells her that Jake loves Franco, and so does she. She’s stuck. She can’t explain Franco to Jason, or Jason to Franco. Robin says she had to explain to Patrick why there was a mobster in her life that she trusted and relied on. She understands what it means to Elizabeth, but not why. Jason would never do anything to hurt Jake, physically or emotionally, and would stay away if he thought it was the right thing to do.

Franco goes to Andre’s cell, and asks if he shouldn’t be the one lying down. Andre asks why he’s there, and Franco says he needs a session in the worst way.

Alexis says he didn’t see Sam after he disappeared. She completely shut down until she tried to save him. She put on a wet suit, dove into the water, and looked, but couldn’t find him. He hates that she went through that. Alexis knows, and has done everything to spare her. She tells him to consider this a second chance. Sam survived. She did better, and persevered, putting the darkness and danger behind her. She has a new life; does he understand? A loving, well-adjusted life with her husband and children. She asks him not to make her give that up.

Andrew asks what they should tell Danny. He’s going to be scared of Jason; he’s a stranger. Sam says they’ll figure it out. Andrew asks if she wants him to be there, and she says of course. They’re in this together. He’s her heart, and she loves him.

She tells Michael not to tell Josslyn it’s from her; Carly will freak. Just put it under the tree, and say it’s from Santa. Michael says she’s a big girl, and Nelle is her friend; she should know.

Josslyn tells Oscar that he doesn’t have to do this, but he says, let’s go for it, and does the swab. She knows the chances are minuscule, but if it turns out Andrew is his father, who is he bringing the results to; his mom or his dad?

Elizabeth tells Robin that Jason would never hurt Jake; just the opposite. Robin asks what about Franco, and Elizabeth says he’s living with her. She gets he’s not Robin’s favorite person, and Robin asks if he’s anybody’s, which I think is highly insensitive of Robin, and Elizabeth says, um… hers? She says it seems crazy, but not to her. He makes her laugh, he’s amazing with the boys, and when she’s with him, she feels safe and secure. She’s more herself than she’s been in years; she’s even thinking about art again. He challenges her, and wants more for her because he thinks she deserves it. Robin says she does. Elizabeth says it’s beautiful, uncomplicated, and honest, and he’s her partner in every sense of the word. They’ve created a home together, and she can’t imagine life without him.

Franco tells Andre that he got the painting, but Andre says that’s not all he left. He was hoping Franco did right thing, and Franco says, like he did a couple of weeks ago? He left everyone hanging for years. Andre says look what it got him. Franco asks why not take him down, and Andre says Franco is still his patient. He abused the relationship, but still respects it, and him and Elizabeth. Franco says Elizabeth is super pissed at him. Andre says she has the right to be. He betrayed her trust, and it wasn’t Franco’s mess to clean up. He apologizes for involving Franco, but Franco says he kind of involved himself. Andre says he won’t tell anyone, but Franco asks what’s up with his tone. Andre tells Franco the truth shall set you free. Franco says it landed Andre behind bars. Andre says for the first time he can breathe. No more lies, no more secrets. He asks if it wouldn’t feel good to say the same.

Andrew tells Sam that he sees it every day, especially how she stood by him in the last few weeks. She tells him she wouldn’t say I love you if she didn’t. He says that if she wants to go back, he won’t stand in the way. Sam says that she loved Jason, but that was five years ago. A lot has changed, and she loves him. That’s not going to change.

Alexis tells Jason that she’s not saying it lightly. She knows what he and Sam meant to each other. Sam was devastated when she lost him, but he put her life in danger. She knows he doesn’t mean to hurt her, but did nonetheless. Sam was okay in her life with him, but she’s moved beyond that, and as mom, Alexis is relieved. Sam knows she’s loved, secure, and safe. She understands that Sam thought Andrew was him, but it’s no less real. Jason says he understands. Alexis will never understand why he chooses to do what he does, but knows he loves her daughter. She tells him don’t call, don’t show up, don’t offer to help, don’t ask anything, just don’t. Let Sam go.

Oscar says he’s been so focused on this part, he doesn’t know what comes next. Josslyn says he doesn’t have to. By this time tomorrow, they’ll have an answer. Michael comes back, and says Nelle has something for her, an early Christmas present. Oscar leaves, and Nelle says she hopes she didn’t interrupt. Josslyn says she can always interrupt for a present, but feels badly because she didn’t get anything for Nelle. Nelle says her friendship is all she needs. It’s a personally autographed photo of Shawn Mendes. Josslyn freaks out, and Nelle says she called in a favor. Josslyn hugs Nelle, and thanks her.

Robin tells Elizabeth if Franco makes her happy, it’s good enough for her, and wishes them the best. Now, she has to get back to her husband, kids, work, and life. She say, damn life; always getting in the way. They make small talk, and Elizabeth says life is fabulous, and she thinks it’s about to get even better.

Franco asks if doctor/patient confidentiality still applies. He’s still threatened by Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Elizabeth has been in love with both of them, and now they’re rearing their ugly muscled heads. Andre asks if they’re the problem, or is Franco sabotaging his own happiness. Andre believes Franco thinks he doesn’t deserved to be loved, and Franco says maybe he doesn’t. Maybe Jason was right to try and kill him, and maybe Drew would be right too, after he pushed him down the stairs. Andre says he was a child. Franco says two brothers from the same mother want him dead. Andre thinks he’s using it as an excuse to not be honest with Elizabeth. The more he holds it in, the more it eats away at him, and erodes the relationship. Franco asks what if she doesn’t understand or believe him? Andre says if she stops loving him, it’s going to happen anyway if it continues down this path. He tells Franco to learn from his mistake. Tell her the truth and give her a chance to decide. He might be pleasantly surprised. The guard says, time’s up, which is actually funny, since that’s what a shrink always says at the end of a session. They wish each other good luck.

Alexis tells Jason that Sam and Andrew had a child together. Jason says, so do they. Alexis says she’s happy, and that state of being doesn’t come easily to Sam. She says Andrew is a good man, and walked away from Sonny for his family; don’t pull her back into that dark cloud. Jason says he never told her what to do, and he’s not starting now. Alexis hopes Sam is a mature enough mother to know he’s not an option for her. She walks away, and Jason heaves another sigh.

Sam tells Andrew the last five years led her to him, the man she loves. She didn’t fall in love because of his name, but because he’s him, and she couldn’t imagine life without him. Their life is real. Nothing is going to change that. Andrew says it would kill him if he lost her, but she says he didn’t; she’s standing right here. He tells her that he needs to figure out who Andrew Kane is, and she says they’ll do it together. He says it’s a lot. He’ll need to think. He leaves, and she looks at the picture of him in uniform with his old face.

Alexis sees Sam, and tells her she just ran into Jason – the legal one. Sam asks what he said, and she says not much; typical Jason fashion. She knows it’s hard to process, and Sam says it’s a little overwhelming. Alexis knows how much she loves him, and what a huge person he was in her life, but he’s not going to change. They know that’s who he is, and it might work for him, but doesn’t work for her. Alexis tells her to think of her children. Sam asks if Alexis thought about hers when she hooked up with Julian. Valid point. Alexis says if she goes back, she does so knowing what he does and what he’ll do to her children. Sam says she can’t breathe and has to go. She jets.

At the hospital, Franco tells himself, just tell truth. It’s not the end of the world, just his world. He sees Elizabeth, who thought he went home. He says he did, but came back because he needs to tell her something important that possibly might change things. She says she has something too, and tells him, let’s get married.

Andrew is on the bridge. Oscar shows up, and he says, we meet again. Oscar says, sorry, but Andrew says don’t apologize; it’s a good place to think. He asks if Oscar’s mom knows where he is, but then remembers she tracks him on the phone. Oscar says no anymore; he ditched the GPS. Andrew says he understands being impulsive. They place their hands exactly the same way on the railing.

Sam goes to the docks (oh, come on), and sees Jason. They gaze at each other.

Franco is surprised Elizabeth wants to marry him. She says more than anything. He asks, why now, and she says because she’s madly in love with him. She can’t imagine her world without him in it. He says those are good reasons, and he has the same ones. She asks if it’s a yes, and he says a gazillion yeses/ They kiss. She asks what he wanted to tell her, but he says it’s not important. He loves her, and she makes him happy. They kiss again, and he holds her.

Josslyn tells Nelle it’s the best gift ever, and Nelle tells her they’ll have lunch at Kelly’s soon. Michael is taking a call in the hallway, saying to call him back when they have the numbers. Nelle says a CEO’s work is never done, and thanks him for encouraging her to give Josslyn the gift; she had fun watching her open it. Michael says it was a home run, and Nelle says it was nice to put a smile on her face. She leaves, and when she gets to the elevator, takes a Sharpie out of her bag, and clicks it shut. Ooh, I guess she autographed the photo. Slick Nelle.

Josslyn puts the test in the envelope, and says, here goes nothing.

Oscar says he should leave Andrew alone, but Andrew says he doesn’t have to go; there’s plenty of room. They stand exactly the same way, with their arms folded, and I have to laugh. It’s kind of cute actually.

Jason and Sam approach each other. He says, it’s gonna be okay. Whatever happens, it’s all gonna work out. A tear rolls down her cheek. She thanks him, and he walks away. She wipes the tears off her face.

Tomorrow, Olivia wishes Monica could see her as a member of the family, Maxie surprises Amy, and Ned suggests buying out Jason and Drew.

Vanderpump Rules

It’s Scheana’s birthday costume party. Someone says they had sex with Jax. We see everyone’s reactions, and the interviewer asks if he cheated on Brittany.

Things are jumping at SUR. Lisa steals a French fry. Oh, wait. It’s probably pommes frites there. She says the restaurant has really matured in ten years. In his interview, Jax says he and Brittany are doing better since Kentucky. We flash back to the miserable time they had there. He says she stayed for a while, but since then, things have been great. She’s getting off the couch now, and into the gym. Because, God knows, that was the main issue with their relationship. Sighing like Jason on GH.

Scheana says she’s in a good place, and in a new relationship. His name is Rob, and they dated off and on, then she took a six-year break with Shay. We flash back to her telling Shay that she wants a divorce. She says if it was anyone else, she wouldn’t have started dating so quickly. She’s still waiting on the final divorce certificate.

Lisa tells Tom they’re waiting for the paperwork on the bar that she and the Toms are opening. She tells him he has to commit to it. In his interview, he says they want him and Schwartz to invest $100K. He can manage to scrape it together, but they’re not officially partners until he writes her a check.

Scheana tells Ariana to avoid Katie, who’s been rage texting. She took something as an insult that wasn’t meant that way, and they haven’t talked since. Since Katie and Stassi haven’t been in her life, Scheana feels like a weight has lifted. She tells Katie she’s not invited to her birthday party because she doesn’t want drama. This is one of the rudest things I’ve ever seen anyone do, and I’ve seen a lot of rude things. Not inviting someone is fine – it’s your party – but making a point of telling them they’re not invited? No, just no. Katie says one minute she’s a best friend, and the next Scheana hates her. She was a bridesmaid at Katie’s wedding, and made a decision somewhere along the line that they weren’t friends. Scheana tells Katie that her friends don’t speak to her the way Katie does, and Katie says her friends don’t speak about her the way Scheana does. Scheana thinks she’ll need to have the same conversation with Stassi, and Katie says count her out.

Sitting in one of the booths at SUR, Tom tells Ariana that he’s nervous. He thinks Ken and Lisa will just be doing their thing, and put the Toms’ names on it. Ariana says he’s done research. In his interview, Tom tells us about his research trip with Schwartz and Jax, where they looked into a way to incorporate weed into the venue, but found out you can’t legally incorporate it into drinks. He’s afraid that he’s going to get pushed around and told what to do. Tom suddenly realizes that Ken and Lisa are about two tables away. Giggy! In his interview, Tom says he’s positive they’ve heard every word he said. He cuts what he’s saying short. Lisa wonders what’s wrong with him, since they haven’t even started yet. What my father called crying before you’re hurt.

Katie visits Stassi, who recently moved into a new apartment in the same building. It doesn’t have central air-conditioning, and Stassi is tearing open a box with a window unit. She suggests blending some margaritas, since fruit is healthy. Katie tells Stassi about Scheana informing her that she’s not invited to her party. She says it’s fine if Scheana doesn’t want to be friends. Stassi suggests texting her and asking if she’s invited. Ha-ha! I love Stassi’s sense of humor. In her interview, Stassi says Scheana seems to be going out of her way to be an a-hole. She tells Katie that she and Patrick are doing well, and it seems like it’s changed now. Katie hopes so; she doesn’t want to see Stassi go through the pain again. Stassi says it seems like there was a shift. Katie tells us that married life is amazing, and better than dating life. They can plan for the future in a real way, and to the ultimate, final destination they’re both headed for – death.

James and Logan have a drink. Logan is James’s new best mate who he met at PUMP. He tells Logan he’s been kicked out of PUMP six times. He tells Logan that Raquel is coming back for the entire summer, and he’s refurbished accordingly, like getting a new rug that doesn’t have vomit and wine stains on it. Raquel arrives, and James tells Logan to get lost. See you in September, Logan.

Tom and Schwartz go to the TomTom site. Tom wants it to have heart and hand-crafted cocktails. And sexy TVs. Whatever that means. Schwartz thinks Tom’s attention to detail is great, but he becomes hyper-focused on unimportant things. Tom is worried that Ken and Lisa will be doing everything. He tells Schwartz about them overhearing his conversation with Ariana. Schwartz asks if it’s an issue, or should they pretend it didn’t happen. Tom says wait to see if they bring it up.

Ken and Lisa arrive. They talk about the kitchen. Lisa says a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes. It’s going to be romantic industrial, not pretty, but with pretty elements. Tom asks if it’s going to be comfortable, and Ken says yes, explaining the floor plan. Tom is skeptical, and in her interview, Lisa says what were they thinking, doing thirty-three restaurants without Tom’s input? In Tom’s interview, he says he’s investing $100K, so they’ll have to deal with his questions. Both logical comments. Schwartz says they have the experience and are putting in the majority of the of the capital. Lisa says, all of the capital, and tells him that she and Ken had decided to have a quiet drink, and heard Tom saying a lot of negative things. Tom says she purposely hid. He was venting on the assumption that they were alone. Well, of course Lisa can do no wrong, but it sure looked like they’d been there a while, and I think Tom and Ariana sat down without noticing them, so way it goes. Lisa says they’re giving him a leg up because she’s invested in him. She’s giving him an opportunity to shine with his artisan cocktails, and hears negative comments straightaway. Schwartz is concerned that Tom is screwing it up before it starts. Lisa says she’s going to PUMP and rethinking it.

Brittany does a facial mask on Jax. He tells us that they upgraded their housing; it made sense. Brittany thinks they’re going to have fun tonight. They haven’t been out in a while, and they need this. She says dating Jax is confusing, because he has multiple personalities, and it’s hard to know who he really is. She tells him no more mess-ups, and asks if he loves her. He says he does.

Tom sets up a credenza. He tells us that he and Ariana have been together three years. It’s time to take the next step, and buy a credenza together. He tells her about Lisa bringing up the other night, and not being happy. Ariana thinks she shouldn’t be eavesdropping. He had valid concerns. He says she wasn’t sure about moving forward with the bar, and is worried he’s jeopardized it for Schwartz as well. He wonders if he’ll have to be bartender for the rest of his life.

Schwartz tells Katie what ties his outfit together is the mask. He’s wearing a suit with a Jason from Friday the 13th mask. In his interview, he says since they tied the knot, it’s getting better, but he doesn’t want to push it by telling her about Tom jeopardizing their venture. He puts on another mask to show Stassi. She asks if there are any more options, and puts on Jason mask. Ariana asks if he’s excited, and tells him that Scheana has been talking sh*t a lot. Why is he going??? In her interview, Stassi says he has a wife, and should put her first. Exactly. There’s no way in hell my husband would be going to a party I was told I wasn’t invited to. Schwartz says they have enough friends. If they lose one or two, eh.

Jax goes on a beer run. To Schwartz’s apartment. He asks if he can grab a beer, and Schwartz says he never texts; he just comes to the door. Stassi tells them that she’s seeing Patrick again. Schwartz says he got suspicious when she was out of town, and he saw Patrick in her car. Jax asks what Katie and Stassi are doing, and they say getting wasted. Schwartz suggests they put a hex on Scheana, that every time someone takes a picture with her, it’s on her bad side. Stassi tells us that she always photographs at the same angle, and will refuse to take a photo if it isn’t that way. Jax finally leaves after examining every edible thing in their kitchen.

Rob comes to pick up Scheana. In her interview, she says she cleared the apartment of everything Shay. She’s turned his mess of a room into her new bedroom, and the master bedroom into huge walk-in closet. Omg, I did a similar thing in my house. Hers is nicer than mine though, with more expensive clothing. She tells Rob that she pretty much invited whole crew, minus Stassi and Katie; Lala is out of town. Scheana tells him to be prepared for Lisa to grill him. In her interview, she says Rob was the last person she slept with before Shay, and the first person she slept with after Shay. She tells us that everything is bigger and better.

Everyone gets ready. I love Scheana’s mask! It’s a Victorian lace thing. Something like Lady Gaga would wear. Ariana tells Tom that he looks like General George Washington’s gay friend. Ariana tells us that they love costume parties. Tom tells her a buddy ran into Faith at the OK! Magazine party, and she said she’d been sleeping with Jax. Ariana says if it’s true, she’ll kill him. We flash back to Faith, who was a server at SUR, but not an integral part of any story. Not even Housewife “friend” caliber. Ariana tells Tom to talk to Jax, or she’s talking to Brittany. He thinks it’s farfetched, and maybe just a rumor.

The venue is a restaurant called The Guild, and the password is 420. It’s pretty crowded. Kristen and Faith are both there. James feels safe around Jax now, and in his interview, Jax says his opinion has changed. He used to want to bash James’s face in, but now kind of wants to take him under his wing, like a lost puppy. Scheana arrives, totally glam. Jax says Kristen must be excited, since usually crashes a party. In her interview, Kristen thinks Scheana should pump the breaks a little. She’s not looking for boyfriend, but a husband. Tom tells Jax about the candid conversation with Ariana, and how Lisa told him that she needs to think about it now.

Lisa comes in wearing a feathered headdress mask. Scheana introduces her to Rob, and she says he’d better be worthy. She tells Scheana not to minimize marriage. In her interview, she says that Scheana’s feelings aren’t a reliable source. At Katie’s wedding, she said she had butterflies for Shay, and she needs to slow down. Rob promises his phone is off. Jax talks about having kids, and how most of the world thinks he shouldn’t reproduce. I would be in that group. In her interview, Brittany says he knows marriage and kids are in her plan, and he told her family he wants to marry her. We flash back to that. She says they’re going in the right direction.

Stassi says it’s late night done right. She, Katie, and Schwartz are out for a pre-party drink. Stassi went to Bora Bora with them on their honeymoon. In her interview, she says there’s not much to do there, and she made it fun. She’d invite her too. She says she wouldn’t make it a thing not to invite someone to a party, and doesn’t know what went wrong. She feels good about it. She put in the effort, but now she’s free of it. She’s learned her lesson with Scheana. We flash back to their tumultuous relationship. She says time has proven they’re not meant to be friends.

Tom pulls Jax aside. Elsewhere in the room, James asks Faith if she’s okay. Tom tells Jax there’s a rumor about him and Faith. Faith tells James that says Jax told her he’d wanted her for a long time, and it happened so fast. Tom says he heard a rumor that Jax had sex with Faith, but he says he’s past that kind of behavior. Faith tells James she hasn’t had her period. In his interview, James is sure if Faith is pregnant, she’ll keep the baby, and says his head would explode just thinking about a mini Jax running around. Adam tells Brittany there’s a rumor that Jax slept with Faith.

Schwartz tells Brittany if it was true, he would cover, but he hasn’t heard anything about it. Brittany says that she basically can’t believe anybody. In his interview, Schwartz says Jax seems to love her. He doesn’t have his usual side chicks and low-key Tinder accounts. Jax tells Faith to let them know it’s not true. Shades of what he did to Lala. Faith asks if he’s serious. Tom says she went to Adam. She says she knows what she did. Brittany says she’ll go insane, and asks if someone can’t be honest. Adam says he doesn’t want to believe it, but he does. Brittany asks where Jax is. Scheana tells Lisa. In her interview, Brittany says Jax has done a lot of effed-up things, but if this is true, she’ll drop kick both their asses and they’re dead to her. She tells everyone she changed her life for him, and  if he cheated, she’s done.

Brittany approaches Jax. He says he didn’t do it; he’s getting into trouble for nothing, and being set up. He asks why he would hook up with someone in their circle, and we flash back to Kristen. Tom tells Scheana about it. In her interview, Kristen wants to bash his privates in with sledgehammer. She calls him a bunch of names, and tells him to go eff himself. Lisa asks if Brittany is okay, and she says no; it’s not fair. Kristen goes outside, and confronts Faith.

Jax tells Brittany that he didn’t do it. She says if she finds out it’s true, she’s moving out and taking the dogs with her, and he can rot in effing hell.

This season, flipping out, shot skis, twerking, drinking, nakedness, voguing, Stassi’s birthday, Pride Day (there can’t be one without Lisa), Mexico, Harrison! Giggy! Lisa says there are a lot of skanks in this town, Stassi says where there’s smoke there’s fire, Stassi and Patrick break up again, Lisa wants 100% commitment from the Toms, Lala is back, and Lisa asks for Jax’s resignation. Whew!

👱 I checked out RelationShep, and it’s light, but worthy. Cameron thinks it’s time for Shep to grow up. Me too, but I don’t have much hope for that. Shep says he’s unbearably wonderful, and Cameron believes he has the potential to be a catch, but has some things to work on. Shep doesn’t want to wake up 45 and single, so his friends across the country are going to be his matchmakers. It works kind of like The Bachelor, where he goes on dates with them, and then the final picks will go to his hometown to see if they gel. I like Shep, but my jury is out on whether he’s really ready to settle down or not.

😱 Alexis giving Jason a list of what not to do on GH, reminded me of the fake trailer for a fake movie called Don’t in the full version of Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse. Be forewarned, it’s gory. Funny, but gory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czR4qJbkSuc

Don'tGrindhouse

November 28, 2017 – Oscar’s Possible Father, Timothy is Back On Board & a Warner Brothers Staple

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

At the bar, Julian tells Alexis her eyes aren’t deceiving her. He’s real.

Ava looks at the contract which leaves the doctor with no responsibility.

Josslyn meets Oscar at the footbridge. She tells him Sonny and her mom are holed up in their room, probably talking about his mom mistaking Jason for Drew. Oscar says his mom was freaked too. She wouldn’t answer any questions and went to her room. Josslyn asks if he’s thinking what she is; that Drew is his dad.

Andrew and Sam cuddle on the couch. She says he’s definitely still him, her husband, to have and to hold. He tells her that all they need is proof, and once again it will be official.

Jordan and Curtis go to her place to make a frozen pie. He says as amazing as the Quartermaine pizza extravaganza was, he’s old school, and like turkey with Stella’s stuffing and cranberry sauce. Jordan says she never thought of him as Mr. Traditional. He might be enlightened, but he’s really just as stuffy as the Quartermaines. He asks why, because he wants all the trimmings? He gets a text, and she asks if it’s about Andre.

Julian tells Alexis that he’s out on bond. Alexis says she saw his sister’s statement, and thought maybe he’d get an appeal, but not a conditional release. He says there might be enough grounds for a new trial, but the judge thought he might have some family who wanted to spend the holidays with him. Alexis says Scotty must be thrilled, and he  tells her it was mostly the judge’s call. He asks about Thanksgiving and the family, and the Jasons. Alexis tells him that there was a DNA test, and they’re identical twins, both a match for Jason Morgan. He can’t imagine how confusing that must be for Sam. Alexis says it’s mind-boggling, but she decided to stay with her husband and keep the family intact. Julian says it makes for tricky legalities for sure. He says he might never have a relationship with his children, but it’s not because he doesn’t want to. Alexis is glad he realizes that. Julian says he doesn’t expect anything from her – except one thing.

Griff call Ava and leaves a message. He says he’s getting a familiar feeling. He’s going to check her apartment, and if she’s not there, he’s assuming she’s seeking treatment for her scars. He tells her that he cares about her.

Ava tells Dr. Zajac that she understands he needs to protect himself, but it seems extreme. He asks if she didn’t sign the same kind of form at Dr. Klein’s clinic, and she admits to not paying attention. The doctor says his lawyers insist on it, and it’s not different than the pamphlet that comes with medication. No matter how obscure side effects, they have to be listed. It seems extreme, but they rarely occur. It’s her decision if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Andrew suggests tequila and dominoes, so he and Sam can relive a favorite memory. She tells him that he doesn’t have to do that.

Oscar says, so Jason’s  twin got hit by a car, and had his face removed? Josslyn says he looks nothing like did before. He asks why they thought he was Jason, and she says the DNA matched. Oscar wonders why he didn’t say it was a mistake, but she says that’s the weird part. He remembers being Jason. Her mom and Sonny are trying to prove who the real Jason is, but the other guy thinks he’s Jason. He’s living in Jason’s apartment with Jason’s wife. Her mom says he’s in denial, probably because they have a baby daughter. His wife has two kids; one with Jason, and one with Andrew. He asks if she can tell him more about his father, but she says more than that, and tells him to prepare to be blown away.

Dr. Zajac tells Ava that she’s an excellent candidate. He can see why Dr. Klein was so keen to take her on. He says they can start as soon as his nurse finishes prepping her. Ava says she was taken off-guard about him wanting to start so quickly. She says Dr. Klein took photos, and gave her something to relax. Dr. Zajac tells him that photos will be taken once she’s under. His nurse enters with a syringe, and he tells Ava to lie back. He says soon it will be like twilight, and once she’s under the anesthesia, she won’t be aware of any pain. I notice how much makeup Ava is wearing. That alone would make me run, since you’d think any doctor who was going to work on her face would want that removed. He asks if she’s ready, and she says definitely not.

Julian wonders why his sister made a spontaneous statement exonerating him, and Alexis suggests maybe therapy was the motivation. Julian tells her they both know that short of a full-frontal lobotomy, that wouldn’t happen. She has no sense of decency or goodness of heart, and no therapy is that strong. He thinks someone coerced or threatened her.

Curtis says the text had nothing to do with Andre, and they probably won’t hear anything until after the holidays. Jordan says she feels like he’s not telling her something, and they’d promised to share information. He tries to turn her attention back to the pie, but she’s not having it. She says it’s probably his side babe at the MetroCourt. He says he’s helping her find her ex, and not stressing over it. She congratulates him on being enlightened, and tells him to show her the damn text.

Sam says Andrew-who-thinks-he’s-Jason doesn’t have to prove anything. He says he’s not trying to. He asks if she remembers the night during the storm. He was upset, and she made him realize he still possesses empathy, sorrow, and love. She made him whole, new, and complete again, just like tonight. I desperately want the planter on their coffee table. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s totally distracting me. Sam says, the past is past, now is now, to the future and learning how. Or something like that. They drink a shot, and she says it’s definitely better than wine. She suggests they go upstairs, make love, and sleep in each other’s arms. He tells her that she doesn’t have to ask twice. No surprise, there’s a knock at the door. It’s Josslyn and Oscar.

Alexis doesn’t think she has the wherewithal to coerce Julian’s crazy sister, nor does she lack the sense to petition on his behalf. Julian says maybe the beating got to her. She says he should give his lawyer credit, but he says Scotty was as shocked as he was. It had to be her. She asks the bartender for a drink.

Ava says everything is happening too quickly. She had a bunch of paperwork sprung on her, now Dr. Zajac wants to start the procedure. She asks if the check cleared. Dr. Zajac says the timing was perfect, and he thinks his skills are on par with Klein’s. He says he doesn’t normally do this, and shows her some testimonials on his tablet. Ava says she can relate, but what’s the rush? The doctor says he was under the impression she wanted to move forward quickly, but if she wants to prolong the treatment, he’ll return her check and see what he has open after the holidays. He looks at his schedule, and tells her he’s booked solid until February. Ava says let’s go ahead. She doesn’t want to wait that long. Dr. Zajac says she won’t be sorry, and it will be over before she knows it. She should see the full effects by Christmas or shortly after, and in the new year, she’ll be as beautiful as she was before the accident. No she won’t. Griff busts in and stops him.

Josslyn introduces Oscar, apologizing for dropping in so late. She didn’t think they were the types to turn in early. Sam asks if Carly knows she’s there. Josslyn says she can call or text, but she didn’t want to bother them, since they’re all wound up with the double-Jason thing. She says it’s not an issue for them. They’re neutral territory. They’re Switzerland. Andrew says they’re in short supply. Sam asks what brings them by, and Josslyn says they’re doing research on a lost person.

Dr. Zajac tells Griff that he’s in the middle of a treatment. He can’t bust in and violate the patient’s privacy. Griff says he’s a physician too, and what he’s doing is unethical and dangerous. Ava says she knows what she’s doing, but Griff says, no, she doesn’t.

Alexis gets her drink, which is club soda or something like that. She tells Julian that she won’t let this encounter, or any other, drive her to drink. He asks why they’re meeting in bar, She reminds him how she ran him over with the car the year before, and he says he’s recovered. She tells him about the turkey landing on the floor with the rest of the dinner, and everyone leaving hungry. Julian laughs, and says, sorry. Alexis says she takes pride in her sobriety, so don’t think he’s preventing slip up. He asks why here, and she tells him maybe to remind herself that she’s stronger than a year ago; maybe to get out of the house for a while. She tells him they’re not going to have casual conversation where she confides to him about her day. He says that won’t stop him from caring. Alexis asks where he’s going.

Jordan accuses Curtis of playing her with text from Stella, and he says he got her going. He says the Andre trail is cold, and Jason is a friend. It’s way important and personal. They’ll find the answers they need. Jordan says they’ve always been a great team. Curtis tells her stressing isn’t doing them any good. Maybe they can start by heating things up tonight, and he doesn’t mean the pie.

Josslyn tells Sam that since she’s a PI, she thought Sam could give Oscar pointers on how to track a lost person. Sam says she doesn’t work in the field any more, but she can help with research. Andrew asks if it’s really for school, and what class. Oscar says it’s a seminar on forensics, but Andrew isn’t buying it. He tells Oscar to start over, and give them the real reason. There’s a knock at the door. Andrew says it’s like Grand Central, and Oscar got a reprieve. It’s Kim.

Dr. Zajac tells Ava that he realizes her friend thinks he’s helping, but the sooner he treats her, the sooner she can return to confidence and beauty. Ava tells Griff she’s sorry, but she knows the risk for vanity, but it’s within her grasp. Griff tells Dr. Zajac that he can leave now, or he’s contacting the police and they’ll see if his facility is licensed. Dr. Zajac walks out, telling Griff to leave premises immediately. Ava asks how he knew where she was. He tells her he saw the research on her laptop, and took a chance she’d be there. She thanks him, saying he stopped her from something incredibly stupid. He says doctors like this prey on a patient’s vulnerabilities, but Ava says she’s the one who sought him out. It was after what Carly said about how Griff would become interested in someone younger and more beautiful. He doesn’t want her to worry about that, but she says she does. She tells him that Carly said out loud what she was thinking. She doesn’t want to be needy and insecure. Griff tells her that she’s one of bravest, strongest, and most stubborn people he knows. He says that if she needs reassurance, he’ll never get tired of giving it to her, and kisses her.

Julian tells Alexis that he’s not sure where he’s going. Ava hasn’t returned his calls, and he thought he’d lie low until she gets back. Alexis asks if there’s a date for the retrial, but he says not yet. He wants to try and connect with his family, and supposes he’ll have to find a job now that he’s sold the media company. He doesn’t know who would hire someone wearing an ankle monitor though. He says you know what they say about hitting bottom, and Alexis finishes, there’s no place to go, but up, adding that it’s one of those pithy AA slogans. Julian thanks her.

I guess Curtis finally put the pie in the oven, because Jordan’s place is full of smoke. Curtis says the pie isn’t the only thing on fire; good thing he already had dessert. They banter with each other, and Jordan tells him that he’s really a softy, and a traditional guy. He says not to tell anyone; it will ruin his street cred. He looks at his phone, and says his contact got a hit. They have an address for Andre.

Kim asks if Oscar is there, and introduces herself. Oscar wonders how she knew, and she reminds him there’s an app on his phone. Josslyn begs her not to tell Carly about it. Kim says she’s Oscar’s only parent, and she needs to know where is at all times. She asks why he’s bothering people he doesn’t know. He tells her it’s research. Sam used to be a PI , and was helping with his homework on how to find lost person.

Griff takes the flash drive. Ava says she’s ready to go. He wonders if he should call the cops, but she says no; pretend the place never existed. She says even though she was being foolish, he came through for her again. They leave the clinic.

Alexis isn’t sure what Julian is thanking her for, and he says for whatever she did to get him out. She insists she didn’t do anything. He says he’ll put it another way, and thanks her for caring. She watches him leave.

Jordan is all excited, saying she has to pack, and what is she going to do about her hair? Curtis wonders what the what about her hair, and she says it’s humid in Cuba. Curtis says they’re going to find him. She says he’s the only person who can tell them why two men have the same memories, and who is really Jason.

Kim apologizes for the disturbance, and says she’ll take Josslyn home. Josslyn says she can Uber, but Kim says she doesn’t think so. She thanks Sam and Andrew for being understanding. In the hallway, Oscar says that’s the other Jason, the one they were talking about who might be Drew with another face. Kim says she feels sorry for him; he’s in a difficult situation. Kim tells Josslyn that she’s taking her home first. Josslyn says her mom knows where she went, and Kim says then she won’t be surprised when she tells her where she found Josslyn. She tells Oscar they’ll talk later, and she leaves to bring the car around. Oscar asks if Josslyn will be in trouble, and she says most definitely, but she’s sorry she got him in trouble. He tells her it’s worth it. This guy could be his father.

Andrew asks Sam what just happened? And you know what happens on my TV? GEORGE STEPHANOPOLIS. Two minutes – I kid you not – before the end of the show. But I catch the last freaking sentences on YouTube.

Andrew asks Sam what just happened? She says Josslyn is probably like her mother. She’s up to something, and dragging Oscar along. She’ll be grounded for a week. Andrew says it strange; he thinks he might have met Kim before.

Tomorrow, Jordan and Curtis find Andre, Maxie announces she’s pregnant, and Nina calls Sam out.

Below Deck

Drunk off her ass Jen screeches at Bruno, and flails her arms at him. Bruno tells her if she doesn’t stop screaming, he’s locking her in the bathroom. Kyle gets in between them, and closes the door on Jen. Bruno says he’s bleeding; she attacked him. In his interview, Nico says it’s out of control, and Captain Lee is going to hear about it. Kate says that if they fire Jen, the two who will suffer are Jen and herself. I’ll bet Jen is suffering in the morning.

The boat is readied for the guests. Jen is realizing the harsh reality of her situation. She was out of line calling Baker a whore, and feels remorseful. Come on, man, you just shouldn’t drink.

Nico says the guests are coming on board from an alternative watercraft, with two of them arriving later. Kate says Timothy likes to grandstand. Ugh! I couldn’t stand that guy. She tells Matt she wants fish with eyeballs looking at them, saying their charter has begun.

The deckhands discuss the previous night, Kyle saying he got the worst of it. Jen tries to down some coffee, and Kate asks for a meeting. She says there are only two rules: don’t embarrass yourself, and don’t embarrass yourself. Jen broke both. Jen tries to defend herself – she has what my MIL calls excuse-itis – but Kate says it’s not a conversation; it’s a lecture. She’s to keep the boat clean, and only ask what she’s to do next.  If Captain Lee hears about it, he won’t have a problem letting her go. In her interview, Kate says if she hires someone new at this point, it will just be more work for her. Kate asks if Jen wants to stay, and Jen says of course. Kate tells her to start ironing linens.

Nico asks Bri how it’s going, and she tells him about the meeting. She’s just going to keep on keeping on. Baker hugs Jen, and tells her it’s all good. In her interview, Baker says it’s how Jen rolls. She gets drunk and crazy, and they’re used to it. Kyle asks if Kate needs anything. She says it’s his time to shine, and asks if he can make balloon animals. In her interview, Kate says Bri has shown tremendous progress, and she also wants Jen’s to pride suffer. She tells Bri to get her epaulet jacket, and gives her another stripe. Kate won’t listen to anything Jen has to say, except how can I help? Jen asks Kate to open a door for her, and Kate tells her to figure it out. I know it seems mean, but I don’t blame Kate. She’s had enough of this insolent drunk.

Kate says Timothy doesn’t want to take five minutes to walk down the dock, and he’s already annoying. The Valor docks. Nico says it’s been a long season, but this is it, and the deck crew actually has their act together. Kate says Timothy wants his life to be like Puff Daddy’s, and is surprised didn’t ask for Cristal champagne. The guests come in on jet skis, and Captain Lee calls them effing morons. I like how the captain never minces words.

Timothy tells them the helicopter wasn’t available, and remarks on the boat upgrade. He tells Captain Lee that he’s done well for himself. In his interview, the captain calls him a condescending pr*ck. Kate does the tour. Timothy says the other yacht was like the Holiday Inn in comparison. We flash back to how rude he and his guests were. The luggage arrives. Kate is grossed out by the fish eyeballs. The captain tells Timothy they can proceed, and arrange transport for the other two guests, but it will be uncomfortable and wet for them. Timothy says that’s what they get for arriving late. In her interview, Kate says Timothy wants to prove to people who thought he was a nerd in high school, that he’s actually cool. I’d say that hits the nail on the head. Too bad he’s not successful at that.

Nico calls his ex-girlfriend, Melissa. He says there’s been no communication, so hearing her makes him realize he screwed up big time. He says it’s not you, it’s me. <gag> In his interview, he tells us that Bri was like Tom and Jerry chasing each other, and an exciting new thing, but now that season is ending, he doesn’t know what to do. More like he doesn’t know how to dump her. Another disappointment.

Kyle gets that Kate isn’t happy about his criticism, but if you can’t take criticism, it’s not the job for you. I think it’s more like who the criticism was coming from. He’s a deckhand Bri grabs a snack, and Jen says must be nice to eat, and proceeds to use her fingers, taking pieces of fruit from trays for the guests. If it wasn’t for this jerk being the primary, I’d complain.

Timothy goes to galley, and Matt gives him the rundown. In his interview, Matt says it’s sink or swim, and he’d might as well go out with bang. Kate tells us garbanzo hummus is so twenty-sixteen. Timothy is working three phones. Nico says he’s never seen anybody so obsessed with Wi-Fi. Bruno feels like a real deckhand, and people can count on him.

Nico tells Kate about the quest for Wi-Fi. She says this particular beach has Wi-Fi, cocktails, and a sunset. The last two guests arrive. Matt grills vegetables and snapper fish, informing us that fish tastes best cooked whole. Other than the eyeballs, it looks phenomenal. Kate says there have been so many salads this season, even eyeball snapper is a welcome change. The guests enjoy the lunch. Kate explains about the cocktails and Wi-Fi sunset.

The water toys are released. Bruno gets his leg caught in a bungee cord when the slide is being put over the side of the boat. Nico helps get him out. He says for a second, he thought he’d lose his leg. He’s trying to forget the pain, and just work, but Nico tells him ice it now.

Timothy goes down the slide, and I hope he gets eaten by a shark. Jen says last night was out of control. She drank too much, and was obnoxious, but she’s over everybody thinking they’re better than her. She calls them pieces of sh*t for how they’re treating her. This chick is truly delusional. With the exception of Kate being pissed off, it all looks normal to me. The guests get ready to go to shore. Timothy says he can almost taste the Wi-Fi.

Captain Lee isn’t surprised Bruno hurt himself, and doesn’t feel sorry for him either. He says it was a stupid mistake, but he learned. The guests go to a cute place called Smokey’s on the beach. Kyle asks how Kate is. In her interview, she says she has to plan a circus party, deal with Jen and Matt, and can’t deal with Kyle, or at least she has good excuses not to.

Tonight is the tasting menu, with a lot of really cool dishes including something served in a half-coconut. Baker talks to Nico about Bri. In his interview, he says he doesn’t know what’s going to happen. She’s a great chick, but they live on opposite sides of the country. He tells Baker that he doesn’t know. The guests return.

Matt is proud that he’s pinpointed all of their palates. There’s ceviche, a beet salad, salmon over edamame, lobster bisque, and beef tartar, with another option for the vegetarian. The guests are loving it, but Timothy claims they’re still hungry. Kate thinks he’s joking, but says if he’s making the comment, why not make something else? Matt whips up a beef tenderloin course with couscous. Timothy says the chef got game. The dessert is coconut lychee sorbet, served in the half-coconut. Matt is proud of himself. Um… it’s not over yet. Take it from me; don’t relax. In her interview, Kate says that last night, she held Matt’s hand, and walked him through every food item he should serve.

Kate finds Kyle sleeping in the same place where he was saying the interior was lazy – the crew mess couch. She says he’s been there less than a week, and he’s already sleeping on job. Kate tells him go to bed, if he’s going to nap. In his interview, Kyle says Kate can be a bitch, even though he gets it. Everyone turns in.

Bruno says his leg is better, and he’s not feeling the pain. He’s going to learn from it, and move forward. Nico tells him he needs to focus. Matt asks Bri what she’s doing after the season is over, and she still thinks she’s hanging with Nico. Nico says Bruno is showing initiative. He likes how Bruno keeps on going. The breakfast is a lobster omelet. Timothy says he wants to go somewhere there’s Wi-Fi. Enough already. Don’t go on vacation in the middle of the water if that’s what you want 24/7. Kyle asks Kate if he can get an hour, and she tells him stand by and wait for direction. He says he missed her.

Jen’s daughter calls, upset that her mom isn’t there. Jen says she tries to shelf the negative, but it’s hard to pretend everything is okay. They make plans for when Jen gets back. She agrees it sucks that she can’t be there. Anchor is dropped. Captain Lee thinks Nico has made great strides in the right direction; better late than never. Timothy tells Matt to make it ridiculous, as much seafood as possible. He asks Kate if she’s going to be a clown, and she says no, but they’re having one. She also has to set up the fireworks, and create a champagne tower. They also want bottles of Dom Perignon for spraying each other. Timothy wants the crew involved. Kate is like, it figures Captain Lee gave them a lecture about the big money tip, and the guest is miserly.

Kate orders seventy-two bottles, and protective eyewear. She says so many things have been requested, it’s only a matter of time before the boat sinks. Nico offers to take the guests in for Wi-Fi. I’m going to cry if they keep saying that. Kate tries to build the tower, and talks to Nico about Kyle being obnoxious. She tells him that when someone says, “because we’re friends,” they’re being an a-hole. I never thought about it before, but she’s right. The morons go to shore for their stupid Wi-Fi. In his interview, Kyle says the last season they worked together, he and Kate were fine. He wants to know if they’re mates or not, and just wants to know where he stands.

Kyle is going to be the clown, and Kate says there’s a character for each crew member. Jen is going to be the mime. In her interview, Bri calls Kate clever, saying she knew Kate would find a way to keep Jen from talking. Baker tells Nico she’s going to spend some time in Bali after the season is over. Nico says he’s going home, and checking in. Bri says his brother passing away was a huge loss. He says it was almost unbearable. In his interview, he says he’s been running from his problems, and has to fix what he messed up and make it right again. Baker says time is a gift. They hug. A double rainbow happens.

Timothy asks if anyone wants pancakes, since they can if they want. Nico texts Melissa. He tells us that he realizes what had before, and wants to fully commit to Melissa now. Kyle complains that Kate has been highfalutin. Kate doesn’t want him coming to her with feelings. She thought he’d be a breath of fresh air, and instead he gave criticism when they don’t need more. Then he takes a nap on the mess couch. It doesn’t match with the guy who was critical. Kyle says no one would say anything. She says it’s not about him, it’s about the charter guests. In her interview, Kate says this is why they’re not as good of friends as Kyle thinks. She tells him not to focus on his feelings, but focus on work. They have no time for feelings.

Next time, the finale, the circus party happens, Timothy says it wasn’t perfect, and Nico has to end things with Bri.

😴 It’s Been a Long Day, So…

That'sAllFolks

 

November 27, 2017 – Kim’s Explanation, the OC Exits, a Rehash & the Pressure Mounts

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Griff asks Kiki how Thanksgiving was, and she says she spent it working and studying. He tells her he’d been hoping to spend it with Ava, but she’s not feeling well. Kiki asks, since when?

Ava visits Dr. Zajac at a clinic where he has visiting privileges.

David and Alexis kiss. She says, sorry. David says they can’t do this. They can, but they shouldn’t. I wonder why.

Sam tells Andrew the kids are down for the count. He says pizza and Quartermaine bickering must have worn them out. She says there was less bickering this year, which he attributes to Tracy’s absence. He asks how she liked the CEO they interviewed, and she thinks he’s perfect. Andrew hopes the job is still theirs to give.

Sonny introduces Jason to Kim, and she calls him “Drew.” She asks how this is happening, but he says he’s not Drew. She’s mistaken him for someone else; his name is Jason. She asks if he has no clue who she is, and if something has happened. He tells her yes, but not the way she thinks. His name has always been Jason Morgan, but he has a twin named Andrew. Kim is embarrassed and apologizes. She swears she’s not crazy, but she hasn’t seen Drew in forever. Carly asks how knows him, and she says he’s a friend from San Diego. Josslyn and Oscar look at each other. Kim’s phone rings, and she tells them on top of this weird drama, they have to leave. She has a colleague begging for consultation on a paper she needs to present. She apologizes for being terrible guests. Carly starts to say something, and Jason makes a motion for her to zip it, but she asks if Kim could please answer some questions about Andrew.

Sam tells Andrew that everything is in a tailspin with his twin, and she doesn’t know what the future holds, but it will be okay. He says that Sonny and Carly resented him walking away, and it makes sense that they’ll buy what his twin is selling because they want to believe it. But what if Sonny decides to call in a favor, and suddenly there’s full proof that his twin is Jason? Sam says they wouldn’t do that to him, but he doesn’t believe it.

David tells Alexis that he likes her a lot, and thinks about kissing her more than he should, but it’s the holidays. It’s a tough season, she’s going through a lot, and this time of year brings stress. Alexis apologizes again, but he won’t accept it. He says there will be a next time, but it will be because she wants to – if he plays cards right. She thanks him for taking an awkward moment, and making it marginally less awkward. She’s grateful, and he says he is too. He had a wonderful time. She says even if she dropped the turkey, and he says because of her dropping the turkey. It was a moment to remember, and this one will be too. He kisses her on the cheek, and says he’ll be calling her.

Kiki is surprised Ava turned Griff down. He has the nagging suspicion she’s fine, and it was just an excuse, but he wants to give her space. Kiki asks if he wants her to get all up in this, and he says that’s what daughters are for. Kiki says it’s possible Ava is under the weather, and she just missed her saying something in her haze of studying. Griff says, maybe. Kiki thinks it’s sweet that he’ worried, but her mom is in a good place.

Dr. Zajac looks at Ava’s face, and says it’s remarkable. He asks if there was more scarring originally, and she says a lot more; half of her face was unrecognizable. The doctor says he can tell because he’s a plastic surgeon, but the average Joe would never know. He asks why she’s not going to the who performed this miracle. She says he’s currently unavailable, but she has his protocol, and now, so does he. She hands him the flash drive.

Molly teases Alexis about hanging out with David. Alexis says he was helping her clean up. Molly says he’s a nice guy; smart, a doctor, good-looking, a good listener, and he looks adorable in an apron. Alexis asks if Molly can give her an early Christmas present by backing off the matchmaking. Molly says she dropped by to pick up some books she left, and also to check on her. Alexis says she knows it’s the anniversary of her vodka binge, and asks about Kristina.

Dr. Zajac says he’s never seen anything like it, and Ava asks if he can finish what Dr. Klein started. He says of course. It’s revolutionary, but nothing he can’t understand. He asks if she’s aware it will be illegal, but Ava says that shouldn’t be a problem for him.

Sam tells Andrew that she doesn’t think Sonny and Carly would steal his identity and give it to someone else. He doesn’t know what to think. He says he just left a Thanksgiving dinner where everyone stared at him like a stranger. Sam says that’s not true. She knows Aurora is his dream, and it’s hers too. She was surprised when he bought the company, but she’s all in. She tells him that’s just part of the dream though. The other part is what they already have; each other, Scout, and Danny. Even if everything goes belly-up, and their assets are frozen, who cares? It will be frustrating, but it’s nothing they can’t handle. She asks what he’s really afraid of?

He tells her it’s like watching someone play him on stage, doing the things he’s supposed to do, and remembering what he’s supposed to. He does remember. They’re his memories of what happened to him, but people can’t or won’t hear him. Sam is sorry he’s going through this. He says Carly, Sonny, Michael, and Robin, he’s convinced all of them. What he’s afraid of, and can’t handle, is what if they convince her to believe him too? He can’t lose her.

Kim says she didn’t know Drew all that well; they should ask his brother. Jason says he doesn’t know him either, and Carly explains that they were separated at birth. Sonny wordlessly hands her a drink, and I laugh. Carly tells Kim that during the time Jason was away, Andrew was hit by car. He needed plastic surgery, and no longer looks the same. Now there’s a legal question as to who’s who. Sonny knows it’s a lot to take in, and Kim says, so it’s a case of mistaken identity. Jason says more or less, and Sonny tells her it would be helpful if she could tell them what she knows. Carly says she’s the only link they have.

Alexis doesn’t want to lose Kristina, but Molly says she never will. Kristina is almost as stubborn as she is, and knows Alexis will never stop trying, so she’s comfortable keeping her at arm’s length. She tells Alexis to look at it from Kristina’s perspective. It’s not easy to be in love with someone who everyone says you should hate. Every time she’s happy, it’s tainted by knowing there’s no support. Alexis says it sounds like Molly has jumped on the Kristina/Parker train. Molly says what Parker did was wrong, and she has days she wishes Kristina had never met her, but think of how she’s grown. She’s also more in touch with herself than she’s ever been, and maybe the reason for that is Parker. Isn’t it possible that as flawed as she is, Parker loves Kristina? If that’s the case, Kristina has the right to choose happiness, even if no one else supports them. Alexis says, like her and Julian.

Griff admits to Kiki that he’s concerned about the magic formula Ava dropped in his lap. She’s so focused on her face, she can’t see anything else. Kiki disagrees, saying Ava knows she doesn’t have to risk everything for a procedure, and thanks Griff for making her understand. He has a way of getting through no one else does. She tries to get Griff to give her some tips on studying, but he’s not paying attention. Kiki tells him that he needs to chill. Ava is dropping the experimental treatment, and she’s back in action at the gallery. Life is good.

Dr. Zajac asks what Ava is implying? She says she’s not implying anything; she’s saying it straight out. He’s been investigated several times for shady procedures. He says he’s never been convicted, and hasn’t she heard of innocent until proven guilty? She tells him to relax. She’s not from the FBI; just google her. She flew to Russia for what she had done, and doesn’t want to do it again. She wants the treatment finished here, with no FDA scrutiny. Is he available? He tells her she came to the right place.

Kim says she was doing her clinical research at a Naval hospital in the early 2000s, and Drew was a Navy SEAL. They met in a bar in the city, and found out they had people in common. He dated a friend of hers, and was a nice guy; honest and straight-forward, but also had mischievous twinkle, and could make everyone laugh. Sonny asks when she saw him last, but she can’t say; it was so long ago. She says they really have to go, but Carly asks for one more question. Does she know what happened to Andrew?

Sam tells Andrew that he’s not going to lose her. He’s the man who delivered their baby on a freezing cold embankment, and made her believe it would be okay. He’s the man who makes Danny laugh, knows her noodle order by heart, and made love to her in a barn. He’s her partner in business, life, and parenting. He’s shown her time and again that her and their children are the most important people on the planet to him. She wouldn’t trade one second for anything. He’s her heart, soul, compass, and husband. She loves him with everything she has, and no one can take it away from them.

Alexis tells Molly that she followed heart, and look how badly it turned out. Molly says she hates Julian, and Alexis knows why, but she wants Alexis to understand that she never hated her for loving him. He made her happy, and she had every right to want him to be better. She’s just sorry he wasn’t. Alexis says she’s one wise Molly Lansing Davis. She loves her now get out, and go home to TJ. Molly leaves, and Alexis gets out the photo album.

Kim has no idea what happened to Drew, or where he ended up. Carly tells her that he’s in Port Charles. Jason asks if she’s okay, and Sonny tells her that they were just trying to figure out where was before that. Kim says he was probably deployed or transferred. He and her friend had broken up, and she lost track of them. Carly wonders if they could find her friend. Kim asks Jason what he meant about being gone, and he says he’s not sure what happened. He got shot in 2012, and didn’t wake up until 2017. As far as everyone knew, he had disappeared. Kim says, so he lost five years. She wishes she was more helpful, but hasn’t seen or heard from Drew in fifteen years. She says it’s wild that he’s here, and Carly tells her Port Charles isn’t that big. They’re bound to run into each other.

Andrew thanks Sam; she means everything to him. Sam says she’ll tell him as many times as she needs to. He says it’s like dying small death, every time he sees the question in someone’s eyes, or when they go from looking at him with love to looking at him with pity, like he’s been duped and doesn’t know his own life. She tells him to look around. Their life, their home, their family. She loves him with everything in her. They hug.

Alexis looks at pictures and hugs the album to her chest. She flashes back to meeting Julian, nookie with Julian, Julian asking her to marry him, and telling each other I love you. She says she’s not going to do this anymore, and goes out.

Griff’s phone goes off. He has to get back to work. David sees Kiki, and asks how Thanksgiving was. She says she was there, and he tells her to get used to it. That’s how it is when you’re a doctor. She says if she gets to be one. The exams are driving her insane. He guesses it’s molecular biology, and she asks if everyone hates it. He says that’s the consensus, but he can help walk her through it. He knows some memorization tricks. He tells her to meet him in the breakroom in fifteen minutes. She calls Ava.

Ava tells Dr. Zajac that money is no object. He says she might reconsider when she hears the number – $75K. She says it’s no problem, and asks when they can start.

Kim says she and Drew probably won’t run into each other, since she works crazy hours. Look how long it took for them to meet, and their kids have been dating a while. She’s sorry to cut it short, and I wonder why Oscar can’t stay. He’s not five. Jason thanks her for answering their questions, and she apologizes again for not being much help. Carly says she was more helpful than she knows, and she’ll send some leftovers. Josslyn tells Oscar to text her, and Sonny says it was nice to meet her. Kim stares at Jason the whole time she’s going out the door. Carly says it was enlightening, and Sonny says Jason’s twin being a Navy SEAL explains a lot.

Outside, Kim tells Oscar it will be all right. As long as she’s got him, she’s fine. She hugs him.

Kiki tells Griff that she called her mom, but it went to voicemail. Maybe she is really sick, and she’ll try again in the morning. She leaves, and Griff makes his signature worried face, and says, what if the morning is too late?

Ava suggests seeing the doctor in Boston in a couple of weeks, but he says what about tonight? Um… Even though he’s unconventional, I might be a little concerned about his hurry.

Alexis sits at the dive bar, and stares at the vodka bottles. Julian asks if this seat is taken.

Sonny says it makes sense. That’s why Jason’s twin can handle weapons and fight. Carly says he’s comfortable in a crisis. She says in all this time, they’ve only been thinking of Jason. It’s the first time she’s thought of Andrew’s life, and what he left behind.

Andrew says Sam is right. Even if they lost everything, they would be okay. They have each other. But they’re not going to lose a damn thing. Not the company, and not one piece of the life they’ve built. It isn’t going to happen. Sam says, no, it’s not. They kiss, and start getting busy.

Tomorrow, Josslyn tells Oscar to prepare to be blown away, Ava’s procedure starts, and Julian only expects one thing from Alexis.

The Real Housewives of Orange County – The Reunion Part Two

And we’re back. Andy talks about Shannon’s stormy season. A viewer asks where fun Shannon went, and she says she’s right there. We see clips of Shannon flailing around and shouting nonsense, ending with her throwing her plate at the ironically named Quiet Woman. She tells Andy she’s reactive, and tells Lydia, way to make herself relevant by trying to get reactions out of her. Lydia says she doesn’t need to try; Shannon’s being crazy right now. Tamra says Shannon didn’t want to admit her marriage was falling apart. Shannon says she was raised with manners, but everything flew out the window this season. I hate to tell her, but I think it’s been every season. Andy asks if she owes anyone an apology. She says she has apologized, so he asks for a show of hands. Peggy thinks from the beginning Shannon has been disrespectful, and brings up Shannon calling her “that one,” rather than using her name. Meghan thinks Peggy is the disrespectful one, and we flash back to her clipping Meghan’s mouth shut with her fingers. Andy says he wouldn’t love that, but Peggy says Meghan kept going on and on, and wouldn’t shut up. Meghan says if they’re talking about disrespect, she should get an apology.

Andy asks about Baby Aspen, and tells us that even with being a busy new mother, Meghan still found time to stick her nose where it didn’t belong. We see clips Aspen being cute, and Meghan being stupid. Andy asks if they’re defrosting more sperm, and she announces she’s pregnant. A boy this time. He asks about her friendship with Kelly. The text thing comes up, which she started. She claims she had no malicious intent, and she asked Kelly directly if she had an extracurricular boyfriend, whereas Kelly came to her, not Jimmy. Andy asks if she’s suggesting Kelly should have texted Jimbo, and Meghan looks confused. He asks if it’s not girl code to alert a friend to rumors. Meghan says she knew Kelly and Michael had a rocky relationship, and had no intention to hurt her. In other words, it was okay for her, but not for Kelly. Kelly says they both apologized, and she’d thought they were done. Meghan whines that she was still hurt.

We go back to drag/Bingo night, and how Kelly told Meghan to take care of her baby. Meghan asks why she’s so damaged that she comes up with such ugly things. Kelly says her meaning was that Meghan should have been more worried about her baby than gossiping. Andy says Kelly has been tweeting about Meghan’s marriage. Kelly says Meghan had written in her blog that she was cheating on Michael prior to the separation. Shockingly, Andy realizes this is a lost cause, and moves on.

Next is Peggy, who makes no apologies for who she is. We see both her extravagant lifestyle and her breast cancer… issue? Scare? I don’t even know what to call all it anymore. Andy says viewers are of two minds. They think either Diko is controlling or super supportive. She says in the beginning, she thought he was controlling, but as they grew to know each other, she felt he was protective. He asks if her mother’s death played a part in her having a double-mastectomy. It did. He asks about them finding cancer, and she says they did, but she was more concerned about her father’s death. It happened just before her surgery, and a few weeks later, they started filming, so if she seemed confused, it was because she wasn’t normal. She didn’t want sympathy; she just wanted support. Shannon says she thinks David was genuinely puzzled, and Lydia quietly tells Peggy it’s all lies. Peggy says when she asked if Shannon was okay, she wanted to help; she could see Shannon wasn’t happy. But inside, she really wanted some support herself. Shannon tells her that she did ask if she was okay in return, but Peggy says it was the way she asked. And Peggy is totally right. Shannon was being rude and nasty when she said it. Meghan says Peggy should have said something. Lydia says no one acted supportive. Andy brings up Meghan saying Peggy “played the cancer card.” Meghan claimed Peggy ended the argument unfairly. Andy asks why Peggy thinks people have a hard time understanding. Peggy says she was in denial, and had a hard time expressing it. Vicki says she didn’t have a double mastectomy because she had nothing better to do, so what more did they need to know? Wise words from the OG of the OC.

On to Iceland. Andy says they partied non-stop, but it wouldn’t be an all-cast trip without Vicki going to the hospital. We see clips from the excursion, and I get jealous all over again. Ha-ha! The casserole. Andy asks about the blanket covering Vicki’s head when she was carted to the ambulance. She says Peggy had poured water on her, and she looked like she had clown hair. It just kept getting bigger. She talks about the various medications the women gave her throughout the day, and Andy says she was high. He asks about the fermented shark, and Meghan – the only one brave enough to actually eat it – says bleh, gross. He asks if they were sober at all during the trip, and that’s a no. Lydia being left out of the group text comes up, and Lydia says Shannon is sensitive too, wouldn’t she have felt left out? Especially after they’d all gone to dinner previously, and no one invited her. She says she apologized, and watching it, agrees she totally overreacted. A fly attacks the women, and Kelly manages to put it out of commission with her bare hand, also using the opportunity to smack Vicki on the head.

We flash back to the Viking dinner, and Shannon acting like a buffoon. We revisit Vicki’s apology, and Peggy’s altercation with Kelly, leading to Peggy leaving early. Andy says it was fun seeing Vicki and Tamra together, and Tamra says the last few episodes gave her hope. Andy asks why Shannon thought Vicki’s apology was bullsh*t, and she says because Tamra told her to apologize. Vicki says it wasn’t an ideal situation, but it was the best she could do.

We move to Peggy telling Kelly she’d have her husband call Michael, and Kelly misinterpreting it, replying with her dad could beat up Peggy’s dad. Peggy tries to explain why she said what she did, and Kelly insists she was drunk, and didn’t remember Peggy’s father had just died. Peggy says she did know about it, but accepts her apology. Andy asks about Peggy recording the women when she thought they were laughing at her, and she says Meghan’s baby was crying, so she went to see what was up. Lydia says Peggy heard the crying, and then heard them laughing, and felt it was about her. Andy asks why she left early, and Peggy says she was in pain and had no support. Vicki says she was feeling isolated. Kelly thinks she took it wrong, but she apologized because she wanted to make things right. Andy says Peggy was going through a great deal of pain, but it wasn’t evident, and her emotions were raw.

Andy talks about the roller coaster ride that is Vicki and Tamra. We see clips of their various altercations and reconciliations. And Shannon being annoyed. Andy asks if Tamra assumed the friendship was over, and she says she went back and forth because of their history. He asks why it was important for Lydia to bring them together, and Lydia tells him that her best times were laughing with them. Tamra tries to bring up Vicki going after her marriage, and Vicki insists that’s not what she did. Shannon says Tamra called her crying once a week, and she didn’t want her to get hurt again. Tamra thinks Ricky’s comments about Eddie were staged. Kelly thinks the whole thing is funny. Andy asks Tamra how Vicki chose Brooks over her? Tamra says instead of coming to her and saying she was right, that’s not what happened. Shannon says they had fun in Iceland, and wondered why Vicki screwed it up. Lydia asks what she did. Tamra says one of Vicki’s friends is on social media with a let’s-get-Eddie-out-of-the-closet campaign, but Vicki says she made them delete it. Shannon claims not to be jealous, but I don’t believe it. Andy asks if Shannon and Vicki will be friends again. Vicki hopes so, and thinks they made headway in Iceland. Vicki says she’s made mistakes, but they’re not innocent. Andy says she makes it worse by saying, if Eddie is gay, or that she doesn’t know, and asks if she can see how this plays into Tamra’s anger at her. Tamra says her actions are homophobic. She’s trying to insult Eddie by saying he’s gay. I’m not sure if that really applies here, and Vicki insists she’s not homophobic. She starts to say something else, and Tamra goes, ♫ la-la-la-liar! ♫ and puts her fingers in her ears. I’m not kidding. Vicki says not a good look, and Tamra says nothing looks good on her. Vicki walks off, calling them effing a-holes, and says she’s off the show.

Lydia checks on Vicki, who says she’s not okay with this. Lydia says they’re both coming from a place of hurt, and they’re strong women. She gets Vicki to come back to the stage, and Tamra asks if she can’t just apologize and mean it. Vicki reapplies her lipstick.

Andy says Tamra seems emotional. Vicki says, she’s sorry and she means it. Tamra wants her to talk from the heart. Her family is important to her, and for Vicki to go one about it, is hurtful. Andy asks Vicki if she understands how it affected Tamra. Vicki says she does. She’s sorry, and won’t ever talk about it again. She promises, and totally surrenders. Shannon makes a face. Vicki says she reached out to Tamra when she found out that there was a situation with Sidney, even though they weren’t talking. Andy asks if Vicki doesn’t owe Eddie an apology, and Vicki says of course, but she planned on having coffee with him or something. She never meant for it to get to the place where it’s at. Andy asks Vicki if Tamra could do anything to help on her end, but Vicki doesn’t know if it’s fair to ask Tamra. Tamra tells her to just say it. Vicki wants her to stop saying she was in on the cancer scam. She was scammed, and will never get the time and money back that she invested in Brooks. Andy asks for them to hug, and they both cry and hug like we haven’t been here before. Vicki wants to hug Shannon too.

She tells Shannon she knows it will be bumpy for her, and Kelly says, this is healing. In the Vicki-Shannon-Tamra huddle, Vicki says they need to bring each other up, not tear each other down. Shannon reluctantly agrees, and asks if they can get shots. Kelly tells them that they’re messing up their makeup. Tamra wants to change couches. She says the last three episodes broke her heart, because they’re good together. Tamra tells Vicki that Eddie is precious, and Vicki can call her ugly, fat, and stupid, but don’t hurt her family. Vicki says she felt alienated, and heard Tamra was telling the others not to film with her. Andy asks how Shannon feels. She says being in Iceland, they had so much fun, and she thought it was a shame. Andy tells her that in twelve seasons, she was the first new housewife that Vicki connected with right away. Vicki says they have a lot in common. Tamra invites Vicki to sit on the same couch with her, which they haven’t done in years. Vicki sits between Tamra and Shannon, holding their hands.

Andy tells them that they have to be transparent and thoughtful with each other. It’s real, but fragile, because of hurt feelings and emotions. He says to be careful what they put out there. Vicki says she admires Shannon’s strength, and she’ll be okay. And if she needs a job, she can come and work for her. Andy says they’re in a beautiful place, and it’s a great place to leave it. He brings out Black Death shots, and a non-alcoholic one for Meghan.

Shannon leads a final Icelandic cheer of Skoal!

The girls go backstage. Tamra sees cake, and tells Vicki they can have friendship cake. She says she has the friendship bracelet Vicki gave her, and we see a clip of them becoming BFFs. Vicki asks if they’re back, and Tamra says they are.

Apparently, this isn’t worthy of more than two parts, so that’s all for the OC, folks.

🍸 I watched Vanderpump Rules: How They Got Here, which was just what you’d think it would be. Old clips from past seasons.

🎄 Just to be a Brat…

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November 21, 2017 – Robin Makes the Rounds, Wrong Loving Finale, a Disco Party Drunk & a New Inn

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Franco gives the boys hats that are exact replicas of pilgrim hats. Elizabeth asks if there’s a bonnet for her, but he says the costume shop supports gender fluidity, and gives her a hat. Franco is thankful for them, and the welcome to their family. He vows to protect them and the beautiful life they share, no matter what.

Robin stops by Sonny’s. She tells Carly about seeing Jason, and Carly asks if there’s any doubt in her mind. She says none whatsoever. Carly tells her they made a terrible mistake.

Michael, Jason, and Sonny have a beer on the patio. Jason is thankful to be home.

Alexis stops by Sam and Andrew’s place. Sam tells her there’s a work emergency. There was a break in the programming for a broadcast. Andrew says it has something to do with Olivia-J.

Ava emails Dr. Zajack. She’s heard he’s had wonderful results with cutting-edge methods, and thinks he can help her. She asks to discuss it with him. Griff arrives. He asks what has her so intent.

Sonny thinks Klein’s boss cut his losses. Jason thinks he’s waiting for the right time to strike. Sonny says they have to find him.

Sam wonders why they’re promoting Olivia’s case, and Andrew says it’s newsworthy. She tells him to go on to dinner, and she’ll catch up. Alexis says the good news is he’s leaning into his role as a media mogul, and Sam tells her that he wants something lasting for their family; something no one can take away.

Robin asks what they were supposed to think when the DNA test came back a match? Carly says when she looked into Real Jason’s eyes, she knew. Robin tried to be logical, saying he could be the twin, but then she just knew it was him. Carly says they don’t have to miss him anymore. The guys come in.

Griff says Ava’s not returning his phone calls. Is she swamped or avoiding him? He says things were uncomfortable at the MetroCourt, and Ava says Carly couldn’t wait to blame her for Morgan’s death. It’s Carly venom; don’t pay attention. Griff says Carly doesn’t know him or what he wants, and he’s not going anywhere. He asks why no Thanksgiving with Kiki, and Ava says Kiki is working, so she followed her example. Griff is on call, but has no plans. Ava is surprised he’s not volunteering, and he tells her he just came from there. She says once a do-gooder always a do-gooder, and he says that now that the doing good is done, he can’t think of better person to spend this day with.

Griff brought Thanksgiving subs from Kelly’s, and mulled apple cider. Ava says he’s thoughtful, and he tells her that he has no intention of letting her be alone. She says she has plenty to keep her occupied with reconstructing her life. He says Carly was brutal, but if Ava hangs on to anything from her old life, refuse to be ruled by how others see her; focus on how she sees herself.

Elizabeth is thankful they have each other, and that Franco joined their family. Aiden is thankful for his grandma helping him with his homework, Cameron is thankful he met Aunt Hayden, and Jake is thankful that his mom and dad are getting along better. There’s a knock at the door. it’s Andrew. Jake hugs him.

Robin thanks Sonny for his help. She tells Carly that she contacted Sonny because she knew Jason would be with him. When Sonny said he wasn’t, she went to the footbridge. She tells Jason that she thought it was a dream and had to double-check. Jason asks if she can stay, but she tells him Anna is waiting; she’s doing her best to put on a big dinner. Sonny tells her to bring Noah over asap. They leave Robin and Jason to talk. Robin asks how he’s feeling, and he says he can’t complain. She guesses even though he’s found his way back home, he’s still far away from Sam and Danny. He says five years long time, and can’t blame her for moving on. Robin says she didn’t really; she thought she married him. Jason says Sam’s husband thinks he’s him, and he doesn’t want to put Sam in the middle. Robin says it’s easier for Sonny and Carly; they saw him and knew. Sam has a baby with her husband, and she can’t recognize him without breaking his heart, but that doesn’t change her love for him. If anyone gets it, she does.

Sam brings out pies she picked up for dinner. Alexis thanks her, saying Molly is so invested in impressing TJ, her fridge is full. She asks Sam if there’s been any word on Patient 6, but she says they haven’t heard anything since the confirmation of them being twins. Alexis asks what she thinks, and Sam says she loves her husband more than anything, but if turns out that Patient 6 is Jason, what does she do? What does it mean for them and their family if she believes it? She tells Alexis that she feels guilty, and Alexis says no one can blame him for fighting for his family. Sam says she doesn’t blame anyone, except whoever put it in motion. She says her husband wants to focus on Aurora, so that’s what she’s going to do. They sit down to watch the broadcast.

Nora is having a press conference. She explains that she’s the attorney on record for Olivia Jerome. She’s there to read a statement about the events that led up to the conviction of Olivia’s brother, Julian.

Ava gets a text from Kiki. It’s a link to a live feed of the broadcast, Nora reads Olivia’s words, saying how she experienced a break from reality. Her healing is slow and difficult, but she’s once again of sound mind. Now that she’s recovered, she couldn’t wait to clear her conscience. Julian was not acting of his own free will. He had no choice but to do her bidding, and should not be held responsible for any of her crimes.

Robin tells Jason that she watched Patrick struggle with same thing. Jerry Jax and Helena had kept her captive. She got away, and found her way back to Port Charles, but Patrick was about to marry another woman when she showed up. It was heartbreaking for everyone, especially Patrick. He’d moved on and fell in love. He couldn’t just pick up their life. He needed time and space to figure it out. Maybe Sam needs that too.

The boys go to watch football. Andrew says he’s going to Sam’s mom’s house for dinner. Jake asks if he’s talked to the guy pretending to be him, but he says he hasn’t found out anything. Franco goes to check on dinner. Andrew tells Elizabeth at least his son believes who he is, and her. Sonny and Carly believe the other guy, when he’s always been their friend. Elizabeth can’t imagine how he feels. He says they’re willing to trust his twin, when they don’t know where he came from or what he wants. Elizabeth tells him not to stress out over it; it will do more harm than good. He says that’s easier said than done. She tells him that it’s out of his control, but answers are on the way. He wishes he was as sure she is, and she says she has faith he’ll find answers he’s looking for.

Robin visits Elizabeth. She sees Andrew, and says, hi. He tells her it’s not much of greeting. She says she’s sorry, and he asks why she’s apologizing. She tells him that she thought he was Jason, but now that she’s seen his brother… Andrew finishes that she thinks he’s Jason.

Jason looks at Morgan’s photo. Michael comes in, and Jason asks what Morgan was like. Michael says reckless, charming, and funny. Morgan could make him mad, and then make him laugh so hard, he could barely stand. I’m telling you, he only became a laugh riot after death. I do not remember him being that way at all. Michael tells Jason there were a lot of ups and downs, and it wasn’t always nice when he got in trouble. Michael sometimes resented his job to clean things up, and wonders why he has to take care of everybody. For the first time ever, I identify with Michael. Jason says because they need him. He wishes he’d been there to help Morgan too.

Carly peeks in on Michael and Jason talking, and Sonny tells her not to hover. He told her that Michael would see the truth. She says a year ago, she didn’t think she’d be thankful for anything again, but  instead of being lost and in pain, she’s grateful for what she lost and got back. They go inside. Sonny sees the broadcast. Nora is saying that Julian was never a willing accomplice. Olivia forced him to cooperate.

Sam asks Alexis if Olivia is trying to exonerate Julian. Nora continues, saying Duke was murdered by one of Julian’s associates, and Olivia blamed Julian. She wanted him to suffer, and told him that his loved ones would pay the price if he didn’t help her. He had no choice but to commit any crime she told him to.

Elizabeth goes upstairs. Andrew asks how could Robin, of all people, not know the truth? He was with her at the clinic. It was her dream and research that saved him. When the clinic blew up, he carried her out and saved her life, but she says he’s not Jason. He tells her that Faison shot him, and he was pulled out of the river by Helena’s men, and kept on the island. She says while all that was happening, Helena messed with his mind, and convinced him that he’s Jason. He says that’s not possible. He remembers her, and their relationship. It’s not just memories; he feels it. None of that is real?

Michael tells Jason about Nelle being Josslyn’s kidney donor. She wasn’t a volunteer, but her father sold it without her permission. Jason says he sounds like a great guy. Michael says he was Carly’s stepfather. He lied, and Nelle wanted revenge. She lied and did bad things to his family. When she found out he truth, she was sorry, and he forgave her, but Carly, not so much. She kept on lying and keeping secrets though. He gets that she had a hard life, but she couldn’t stop. He told her they needed to take a break and give each other space. She kept pushing, but if she’d given him space, they might have made it work. Although I’m not too fond of Nelle at this point, I’m annoyed that Michael makes it sound like she chased him down. She kept offering to exit his life.

Nora continues to read Olivia’s statement, saying Julian has done things he should pay for, but she can’t in good conscience, allow him to pay for her crimes. Nora tells the press that the document has been forwarded to the proper authorities, and she’s not taking any questions.

Sam wonders what it means.

Griff asks what the point is. Ava says she wasn’t even thinking about what Olivia did to him. Her family is a nightmare, and he should run for the hills. He says he’s not going anywhere, and asks if she’s sure he can’t tempt her into spending Thanksgiving with him. His phone rings, and he’s needed in the ER. He asks for a raincheck. Ava says sure, but she’s going to be working on a project for the next couple of days. He calls it her big, secret project, and says he’s glad she’s diving in head first. Before long, she’ll feel like her old self again. She says she’s counting on it.

Carly asks who would give Julian a get out of jail free card. Sonny thinks someone is working on it, and she wonders if it’s Alexis.

Sam asks Alexis if this will exonerate Julian, but she says it might be enough for another trial. Sam says she doesn’t even view him as a father because of the horrible things he’s done to Alexis. Even if he’s not an accessory to Olivia’s crimes, he’s committed plenty of his own that he hasn’t paid for. She wonders why a statement came out of nowhere. Alexis tells her it’s Thanksgiving, and let’s just spend the day with family. Sam says they can talk tomorrow about how blindsided they both are. At least she is. She gets the feeling the news isn’t a complete shock to Alexis.

Andrew wonders how the life he remembers with Sonny and Carly and his wife wasn’t real. How is it possible that it was programmed into him? This, coming from the same guy who wondered how she programmed him not to remember.  Robin says what she knows for sure is that they’re biological twins, Susan is their mother, and Alan their father. He’s a Quartermaine, and Scout’s father. All the people who care about him, still do. That’s what matters. He says he needs them to believe him into him, and he’s looking at someone who cares that doesn’t. Robin says she has to go, and she’ll call Elizabeth later.

Franco comes out, and says it sounded rough. Andrew tells him not to start. Franco says he gets that “Jason” doesn’t like him. He feels the same way, but here they are. He’s trying to be a friend, and tells him what he needs to hear. He knows what it’s like for someone to tell who you are. They know, or think they know, about your past, and get to tell you who you are and what you want. He says screw anybody and everybody who tells him that he’s not Jason. He knows who he is, and what mattered. Don’t give up without a fight. Elizabeth listens from the hallway.

Dr. Zajack calls Ava. She says she’s heard amazing things about his work, and would like a consultation. I’m wondering if he’s Klein’s boss.

Sam thought Alexis would have had a bigger reaction. What if Julian is released? He held her at knifepoint. Alexis says she’s a Cassadine. She grew up in a world where violence and deception were the activities of the day. No matter what she does, it doesn’t change where she came from. Sam asks if she thinks deserves Julian, and Alexis says she thinks we’re drawn to the familiar and what we’re accustomed to. Both of their worlds were toxic, and they understand more than anyone else can. Nothing can change that. The ties they have are deeper than what logic can define. If Julian gets out, it will be better for him than where he is now, but she promises to move on to the next chapter. Sam hopes she means that. Alexis says she does, and leaves with the pies.

Franco tells “Jason” that he was once Jake Doe, but when his memories returned, he didn’t fall back in line as Sonny’s sidekick and Carly’s enabler. He built a life that works for him. Don’t let anyone take it away. Andrew says Franco’s is the only opinion he doesn’t give a damn about, because he’s turning into the biggest a-hole on the planet. He leaves, and Elizabeth tells Franco, nice try. He says he has his moments. She says, yes, just not with Jason. She asks why he reached out. Franco says it’s important to her and Jake, and they’re important to him. She says he always surprises her, and she loves him. He says despite circumstances and logic, she does, and just so she knows, he loves her too. They kiss.

Carly asks Michael where Jason is, and Michael says he thought Jason was with them.

Sam calls up to Danny to get a move on. She hopes Alexis isn’t visiting Julian by now. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Real Jason. They stare at each other.

Tomorrow, David does some Thanksgiving cooking, Andrew asks Monica if they’re still good, and Jason asks Sam what she wants him to do.

If Loving You is Wrong

Larry acts ignorant about saying Marcie was pregnant. He changes it, telling Randal that he was talking about Alex. Randal asks if Marcie is pregnant with that bastard’s baby. Larry says Randal is getting worked up over something he didn’t say. Randal says he doesn’t like Larry playing, and tells him get out. He doesn’t want to drive drunk, and Randal says he just did. Larry keeps insisting he didn’t say it. Randal says he ran into Marcie at the hospital, and kicks Larry out. Call Uber, Larry.

Marcie’s phone rings. It’s Randal, and she lets it go to voicemail. Her car won’t start, so she calls a tow place (Benny’s?) and they say it’s a two-hour wait. They have to send someone from Cincinnati. She says she’ll take a cab, but they need her to stay with the vehicle. Huh? If she’s taking a cab, why not wait until morning for the tow? She agrees, and I think, no good will come of this.

Brad’s phone rings while he’s sleeping. Alex answers. Marcie says, oh, all disappointed. Alex says she told Marcie not to call. Marcie says she needs Brad, and Alex repeats herself. Marcie tells Alex that she has car trouble, but she doesn’t care. She says call a cab. Marcie says if she does, she’ll come to the front door and take Brad out of bed; she’s not waiting two hours for a tow. Alex says her husband doesn’t belong to Marcie, and Marcie says it felt like it when he was in her bed. She promises she’s coming over there, but Alex hangs up. Marcie calls a cab.

Randal tells Larry to get off his porch. Larry says he’s waiting for his car. Randal pulls him up. He says he’s going to Marcie’s, and Larry grabs his keys. Randal jumps him, and they start fighting on the lawn. Alex hears something, and looks out the window. I’d laugh and go back to bed. Larry gets Randal in a choke hold. Randal says he’s not playing with him, and Larry asks if he’s calming down. He says he is, so Larry lets him go. Then – no surprise – he jumps Larry. Randal sees Alex, and says he knows what she wants to see, unzipping his pants. She closes the curtains, and Larry calls him a fool. Brad asks if he’s hearing shouting, and Alex tells him Randal is fighting with some guy. Brad hopes he gets his ass kicked.

Randal throws Larry up against his car, and tells him to go home. Larry says he’s not going anywhere. We see some whips and chains on the passenger seat, and Randal says Larry brought his toys. Larry says, wishful thinking, and he calls Larry a freak. Larry says Randal has tried it, but Randal says that was in college. He asks, as a friend, if Marcie is pregnant. Larry starts laughing. He forgot what a fool Randal is when he’s drinking. He heads toward Randal’s house, saying he’s going to sleep it off. Randal follows.

Natalie’s phone rings. It’s Kelly. She heard something in the backyard, and asks if Lushion is there. Natalie says he isn’t, but she’ll come over. She brings her gun. Kelly comes out, but Natalie tells her to stay on the porch, while she goes around to the back. The yard is empty, but Eddie pops up from behind the fence, asking what she’s doing with that toy gun. She tells him people are trying to sleep, and he tells her to get her ass back inside.

Natalie tells Kelly it was Eddie in Brad’s backyard. Kelly wonders why, but Natalie doesn’t know. She wants to give Kelly the gun, but Kelly doesn’t want to take it. Natalie says it’s hers and it has a nice balance. Kelly asks what if he comes to her house, and Natalie says she wishes he would. She’d cut him up in little pieces. Kelly goes back inside with the gun.

Now Brad hears something. He says that bastard, and goes downstairs; Alex following him. He sees Eddie sleeping in a lounge chair, and tells him to go home. He says he doesn’t have one, and Brad says he’s not sleeping there. Eddie tells Alex he has no place to go. By the time he got to the hotel, Brad’s credit card reached its limit. He says he’s not bothering anyone, and asks for a blanket. Brad goes inside. He tosses Eddie a blanket and pillow, and Eddie sarcastically says he’s a real friend, and he likes his eggs scrambled.

Alex asks Brad if he’s really sleeping there, and Brad says he’ll be gone in the morning. Brad says he’s her cousin, but Alex says she’s disowned him. There’s a knock at the door. Busy night in Maxine. They both go back downstairs. It’s Marcie. She says she called Brad, but Alex wouldn’t put him on the phone. She tells him sugar is in the tank of her car, and ruined the engine. She’s sure it’s Randal, and asks to borrow his car. Alex asks if she can’t rent one, but she says she’s not going into the city at this time of night. Brad says he doesn’t need his car for a couple of days. Marcie tells him she needs to get some boxes out of her car, and he offers to help. When he goes upstairs to get some shoes, Marcie tells Alex that he’s always going to rescue her. This isn’t going away any time soon. Alex says as soon as they walk out, she’s telling Marcie’s husband that she’s pregnant. Marcie says that will be around the time she’ll be screwing Alex’s husband. He loves her, and when she screwed him, she made sure he’d remember. Brad comes back, and Marcie tells Alex they’ll be a while, so she should go back to sleep – she looks tired.

Lushion knocks on Kelly’s door. She asks what happened, and he says they let Travis go; they couldn’t keep him. He says they’ll get him. She says he’s ruined her life, and they can’t even hold him. She tells Lushion to find something to hold him, but he says it will take time. She asks how much, but he has no answer. She asks if Travis has to kill her before something is done. He won’t let that happen, but she wonders how they can stop it. She has a son to think about. It’s too much, and she can’t keep doing this. She wants her life back. She wants her freedom back. Lushion says they’ll get him, and he’s right next door. He tells her to put the alarm on and lock the door. He leaves, and she sets the alarm.

Lushion goes home. Natalie says Kelly thought she heard something in the backyard. He asks if it was Travis, and tells Natalie that he’s out. She says it was Eddie. His dumb ass was in Alex’s backyard. Lushion says they did toss his place pretty good. She asks how Travis got out, and he says they couldn’t hold him. She tells him good thing she gave Kelly her gun. He’s not on board with that, but she says it calmed her down; it gives her some comfort. He’s getting it first thing in the morning, and asks if she hasn’t learned her lesson. Natalie says her gun is legit. He says it doesn’t matter, and Natalie tells him that she’s going to bed.

Larry goes out on Randal’s back porch to see the infamous shed. He says it’s a good spot, and explains how his BDS&M stuff can be set up. Eddie hears them. Larry and Randal have another drink. They laugh about Brad’s house being so close. Larry says he’s thinking of something else he’d like to do. Eddie pops up, and asks if he wants to do Randal. He asks who Larry is, calling him ma’am. Larry invites him over for a drink, but he says it looks like ladies’ night. Randal tells Larry that Eddie doesn’t have their history, and Eddie says no new history with him. Larry asks if he’s coming, and Eddie says he thinks he will. Randal asks what he’s doing, and Larry says what they did to Michael, and they do some weird secret handshake thing.

Eddie asks what the ladies are drinking. He tells them Alex is his cousin, and she’s the one Randal did in the shed, where he wants to tie up his chains, Larry says he wants to do Randal, but Randal’s not into it. He thinks Eddie might be though. Randal says Eddie took him to the woods and tried to kill him. Larry asks if this is the guy Randal came to see him about. He tells Eddie that he’s a lawyer. Eddie says he looked him up, and knows he has a wife and kids. He says Larry was a smart guy, dropping the charges. Larry says that was Randal. Eddie asks if his wife knows he’s there trying to get in the shed. Larry says he and his wife share everything, including Randal. He tells Eddie that she’s a dominatrix, and he has some stuff in the car. Eddie says as tempting as it is, he’ll pass. Larry says, let’s do this. Eddie asks for higher quality booze, and Larry goes inside to get something else.

Eddie asks if Randal is still trying to get Alex, but Randal says she’s old news. He has his eye on Esperanza; she’s his kind of ass. Eddie says she doesn’t like his kind, and Randal calls him a sorry, racist SOB. Suddenly, Larry comes up behind Eddie, and puts a plastic bag over his head. He struggles, and Randal helps subdue him. Well, I wasn’t expecting that.

Brad takes Marcie to her car, and moves the boxes to his car. He says the boxes are practically empty, so what’s going on? She says he offered, and she wanted to see him. He tells her she can’t do this. She wants to know why he can’t help her get over him. He asks if she flattened her own tire the other night, and she says she wouldn’t do that. She’s not crazy, which is debatable. He says she needs to call the police, but she says she has no proof. He tells her that she can’t keep calling him this late; he wants to make it work with Alex. She says Randal won’t let him. Brad admits Randal is trying everything, and Marcie says he’s relentless. She asks what she’s supposed to do when she misses Brad, and he says it will pass. She tells him she was at dinner with a really attractive guy, and she could only think of him. She’s having a hard time with this. He says he loves his wife, and Marcie is the one who begged him to save Randal. She asks if he’s saying she should go back to him, and Brad says she loves him and she knows it. Alex calls, and he says he’s on his way back. Pouting isn’t a good look for Marcie.

Travis jumps Kelly’s fence. He opens the electrical box and cuts the wires to the alarm. He tries to open the window, but it only opens an inch or two. She hears him, and silently approaches. He says, hi, and notices she’s not scared. She says, no. He asks to come in, and she tells him okay. She deactivates the alarm, so I have no idea what wires he cut. She opens the door, and steps away from it. He comes in, and closes the door, locking it. She asks what he wants, and he says her. She tells him to take his clothes off, but he suggests going in the bedroom. She says that’s too close to Justice, and tells him she missed him. He says he knew she wanted him back. All he had to do was wear her down. She says he has. He tells her to take her clothes off, but she says she wants to see him. She thinks about it all the time. Then she shoots him four times. Yes! He slumps down by the door, struggling to breathe.

This was the finale, so no preview.

❗I didn’t catch the dates, but next time, If Loving You is Wrong will be moving to Wednesday, while The Haves and the Have Nots will remain on Tuesday.

Below Deck

Captain Lee calls Kate to the bridge. He says he had a conversation with Matt about his less than stellar performance. Kate tells the captain they’re on the same page. Bruno doesn’t know why he’s been kicked out of the galley, and tells Matt that he needs to prove himself.

Kyle says he can tap into Jen’s craziness. Kate thinks a lot of people would have expected her to fire Jen by now, but hiring a new stew this late in the game would only be more work for her. In her interview, Jen says she’s there, working, and not giving Kate any reason to fire her, and she’s not quitting. Kate tells her to focus on the charter guests.

Matt’s making something in a muffin pan, and I want one. Jen bitches to Bri, and Kate walks in. In her interview, Kate says she’s thankful for every day she works with Jen, because she’s one step closer to not working with her. The Valor drops anchor. Captain Lee watches Matt, who can’t figure out why the captain isn’t loving his cooking. Those are quiches in the muffin pan. I still want one.

Nico says he did respect EJ, and learned a lot. He wants to channel into being a focused leader, but not a d*ck, and wants to end the season strong. The guests love he quiches, and I want one even more. The water toys are set up. The captain will be joining the guests for dinner, and Kate irons his white uniform. Some of the guests go off on jet skis. Matt thinks maybe he should pack his bags now. Kate tells Bri there’s a disco party tonight.

Nico is called to the wheelhouse. Captain Lee is checking on how things are going. He thinks Nico has more confidence now. The deckhands will step up and get it done, or Nico will drop a hammer on their asses. He tells Nico that if he needs him, don’t call. Kate and Kyle hang out on their break. She’s glad to see a familiar face, and he’s a welcome distraction. They play shag, marry, kill, and eat Doritos. The guests drink mass quantities of white wine.

Baker asks Bri how it’s going. She says riding the roller coaster of Jen. Baker thinks Nico seems calmer, and that Bri has a good effect on him. Bri talks about them going to decompress in St. Martin.

Cutest. Table Setting. Ever. Lot of glow sticks, but it looks better than it sounds.

The captain bugs Matt some more. In his interview, Matt says his goal is not to mess it up. He needs to prove he can do this, and says the meal needs to go perfectly.

Captain Lee says let’s go bust a move. The guests are bummed that it’s their last night. Everyone is dressed in white, and he tells them how lovely they look. In his interview, the captain says having dinner with the guests is awkward, and they sometimes get carried away, but it comes with the territory and you have to roll with it. They take pictures, and sit down to dinner. Jen is picking up what Kyle is putting down, and says he’s an intriguing individual. He’s not a basic bitch. Matt creates salads. He says cooking for the captain is more intimidating than cooking for guests. He hopes they like it, but hopes he likes it more.

Kate serves a scallop salad. One guests complains that the scallops are gummy, and picks them out. In her interview, Kate says charter guests need, want, and expect rich and crazy every night, but Matt isn’t all that. Shelly asks if the captain is coming to their pajama jam, but he says he has paperwork to do. I would too.

Next is salmon, and one of the guests doesn’t eat fish. It wasn’t on the preference sheet, and Matt says he can’t win. All the captain will see is the guests not liking fish, and it looks bad. He makes linguine for the non-fish eaters, and it looks great. A lot better than when I make it with jarred sauce. In his interview, Captain Lee says it was exactly what he doesn’t want to see, and mediocrity is not acceptable. Shelly tells the captain she can do the splits. He looks so bored, I laugh. Jen tells Kyle that Kate’s not happy with her. In her interview, she says it’s refreshing to have someone to talk to who gets her. She has a thing for accents, but doesn’t understand half the sh*t that comes out of his mouth. Too bad he can’t carry around subtitles.

The disco party begins. Shelly says it’s like Studio 51, and another guest has to correct her. In his interview, the captain says there’s always one group of ladies that are batsh*t nuts, but they’re fun. It’s like a lounge atmosphere, but everyone seems drunk and half falling asleep. Shelly sings to Captain Lee, and the other girls wander off. She tells the captain that he’s intelligent, and she loves who he is as a person. Kate doesn’t know what it is with Captain Lee and a certain demographic, but it’s strong. He says there’s a fine line between a lot of fun and sloppy. Shelly does the splits and falls over. The captain makes his excuses, and gets the hell out of Dodge. On the way back to their rooms, one of Shelly’s friends says she’s being mean. Shelly says she’s the primary, and you don’t eff with the primary

A commercial comes on for A Very Kardashian Holiday, and I already know I’ll be skipping that.

Two of the guests realize there probably isn’t going to be much of a pajama party. Matt says fun and exciting isn’t the easiest thing to do. Shelly tells Kate the others are jealous. They think the captain liked her, but she’s the primary and doesn’t care. Kate says she’s sure they’ll regret it in the morning. In her interview, Kate gives the stages of being hammered: this is fun, I love everyone, I really love everyone, I hate you all, I hate my life, and goodnight. Shelly says she needs new friends.

Jen is sleeping when the guests ask for coffee. Kyle offers to make it, and she says her alarm didn’t go off. Yeah, right. She’s lazy. I’m not saying I could do this job, but she’s a lot younger and it’s what she signed up for. Baker swabs the deck. The captain asks Kate how she thinks dinner went. She says the scallops weren’t a hit, but she liked the color. She thinks it was just okay. In her interview, she says Matt just isn’t good enough. Captain Lee says he thought it was better than usual. Kate agrees that Matt made more of an effort, but if the guests had more discerning taste, and less wine, they might not have thought it was as good as they did.

Shelly makes it out of bed. Matt makes omelets. Bloody Marys and Mimosas are ordered. Kate tells Jen there was big time drama with yelling and screaming the night before. In her interview, Kate says she’s had to train plenty of stews, but with Jen it’s different. She started at an older age, and is more set in her ways. She’s no longer at a learning stage in her life. Kate points out that she obviously hasn’t changed her hair style in ten years. Nico asks Bri if she’s happy about the season. She is, but also kind of sad because it went by quickly. In his interview, Nico says Bri has been a great thing for him, and a good escape, but he doesn’t know what he’s doing next. He needs time to assess what he wants to do after the season is over. Yep. She was fine for the boat, but he’s ditching her now.

It’s time to head back to shore. The captain tells Nico, good job. One of Shelly’s friends says it wasn’t funny, and she doesn’t need it in her world. I assume she’s talking about Shelly’s drunken tirade. The guests pack. The docking is frenetic as usual, but the captain pronounces it outstanding. Nico says he may not be bosun, but he takes his job seriously.

The guests say goodbye, and there are lots of hugs. Shelly says it was amazing, five-star, and perfect. She says Matt is so talented, and his salad dressing was off the charts. In his interview, Matt basks in the praise, saying, in in your face. Jen is excited, and hoping for $2K each.

Tip time. Captain Lee thought it was a good charter, and a good job, but they only got $15K. The captain tells Bruno that’s the same look he had. They seem to be stuck at $15K, and he’s not impressed. He says if there’s one mediocre (the word of the day) player, the whole team is mediocre. He wants to see the $25K tip. He tells them to hash it out constructively, and figure out what they’re doing wrong. In his interview, the captain says he’s at his wit’s end. One situation gets solved – the deck crew has turned around – but now Matt is playing it safe. He’s hoping to finish strong, but thinks it’s a distant hope. In her interview, Kate says people think Captain Lee doesn’t know what’s going on, but he does, and his tip meeting speech proves it. The galley is suffering.

Kate asks what everyone wants to see differently from the interior. Kyle says service sets the tone for the beginning of the day, and there was no service when the guests woke up. In her interview, Kate says he can’t be a close friend and have opinions on the boat. Jen can’t believe she trusted Kyle, and he ran his mouth to the person she least wants to hear it. Bri tells Matt to take as much risk as possible. Kate says it’s important that they deliver the best charter food ever. The crew cleans the boat.

Nico calls his mother. He says it hasn’t been easy. His family situation is rocky, since losing his best friend and little brother. It changed his perspective. The BS doesn’t matter; family does.

Kate asks Jen what Kyle was talking about, and she mumbles something about silverware still being in the dishwasher. In her interview, Kate says she knows Jen slept in and is lying to her, because she’s getting defensive. Nico texts his ex-girlfriend.

The captain has a preference sheet meeting with Kate, Matt, and Nico. The primary is Timothy Sykes. Kate calls him a character, and I remember this guy. We flash back to him making a big production about taking money out of the tip in front of everyone because of some stupid infraction. Nico says he sounds like d-bag. He’s celebrating the ten-year anniversary of his teaching company, and bringing his top three employees to reward them for their dedication. Captain Lee tells them the more extravagant, the better. They want fireworks on the beach, and a chef’s choice tasting menu. Kate says he’s particular, but let’s you know what he wants, or what I call an a-hole. She says if you deliver what he asks for, he’s happy. In her interview, she doesn’t want to tell Matt how particular he is, because it will freak him out even more. Although he probably won’t nail it either way. The captain says whatever it takes, get it done.

Kate wants to get off the boat, but doesn’t want to waste time. She’s going to take the wheels, and ride this charter home to good food town. She and Matt decide to discuss it over dinner. She wants to be prepared, but needs to get out.

The crew heads out to a restaurant, with Matt and Kate going somewhere quieter. Kate tells him that this guy must have grown up watching Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, because he wants champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

Bri is curious about what everyone going to do after the season, inferring that she and Nico know what they’re doing. Bruno is getting his visa and seeing some of the US, and Baker is going home, and then on to Bali. Kate continues to give Matt information as he takes notes. The crew has dinner, and Jen puts her fork into Kyle’s gravy to taste it. He says he doesn’t want to eat now, and leaves the table for a smoke. The rest of them explain to Jen that he’s big on table manners. Bruno says he doesn’t like people touching his food. In his interview, Kyle says anyone who effs with his food is dead to him. Wow. Nico tells Jen that he’s food germy. He’s not uptight at all, but strange about his food; it’s his thing. Jen says all she did was put her fork in it; she hadn’t licked it. In her interview, Jen says she was a fool to think she was going to have a great night. She’s the bad guy again. Baker tells Kyle to just say he’s not hungry, and not to blame her; she’s cray. In her interview, she says she’s just trying to keep the peace. Kate finishes going over things with Matt, and thinks it was a great meeting of the minds.

Jen says it doesn’t hurt to get rejected, but Kyle was the one person who distracted her from the bullies. Kate tells Matt it was the most productive meeting of the charter season. They go back to the boat, while the others go on to a bar and have shots, with Kyle being double-fisted. Bri and Nico go back to the boat. Jen is sick of everyone, and says they all hate her, so why be nice? She’s not going to pretend. On their way back to the boat, she wants to stop at a bathroom, but Baker encourages her to keep moving. She gets stupid, like she always does when she drinks, and Baker says she’s being an idiot. Jen calls Baker a whore, and wanders off. Kyle says she’s a moron.

Back on the boat, Jen barges into Nico and Bri’s room, rambling about what happened. Nico says he hears words, but they don’t make sense. Even the subtitles are nonsense. Kyle tells Baker to stick up for herself, and wants to know where Jen gets off calling someone a whore. Jen tells him to butt out; it’s between her and Baker. Baker thinks it’s funny, but Bruno tries to intervene. Jen gets about an inch from his face, and screams at him. He tells her that he’ll lock her in the bathroom if she doesn’t stop it. They’re at the top of some stairs, and he holds her back, but she starts kicking at him. This girl should not drink.

Next time, Kate doesn’t want to hear Jen’s voice, the guests want an alternative watercraft, Bruno gets hurt, and Kate gives Kyle a lecture.

🏡 I watched the premiere of Checked Inn, following If Loving You is Wrong, and it’s delightful. It’s a reality show about a bed and breakfast – The Mansion at Noble Lane in the Poconos – run by Monique Greenwood and her family. She’s looking to create generational wealth with the business, and wants to give guests a very personalized experience. In the first episode, one of the guests was Peabo Bryson and his wife, looking for some quiet, private time. I’ve loved Peabo ever since he sang the theme song for One Life to Live. Although he said he’d be cool, before they left, Monique’s husband just had to ask Peabo to sign one of his albums. It was very enjoyable, and totally positive. A rarity in the world of reality TV.

🍷 Next Monday, Bravo will be airing a Vanderpump Rules How They Got Here special at 9 pm.

🍗 Getting Close…

Thanksgiving

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November 20, 2017 – Thanksgiving Prep in PC, the Reunion Begins in the OC & a Meme or Three

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

At the MetroCourt, Jason asks how Sonny’s meeting went. Sonny says it will take a lot to rebuild in Puerto Rico, but he was lucky that there was no structural damage. It’s good, but it won’t happen overnight. Jason says it makes you realize how much we have to be thankful for. Sonny invites him to Thanksgiving dinner after they go to the gym. He says he’ll come to diner, but has to skip the gym. There’s someone he needs to see.

Michael tells Ned that Olivia-Q is going to cover every inch of the place in decorations. He calls her an excellent Quartermaine. Ned says they need to have a talk about Jason, his twin, and the future of EQ.

Finn goes to the gym and sees Chet using the punching bag. He’s impressed how fast Chet bounced back.

Amy visits Nathan and Maxie, and asks if they still have debtors prison. Nathan says no one is going to jail. Amy reads some internet comments out loud, but he says tomorrow, they’ll find someone else to go after. Amy wonders what if some enterprising lawyer comes after her for fraud? Maxie says if she’d thought about it before, this wouldn’t have happened. Amy says it wouldn’t have happened if someone hadn’t leaked it. Maxie asks if Amy is suggesting she did.

Felicia and Mac arrive at Anna’s for Thanksgiving, and are surprised to see Robin. Mac asks where the rest of the family is, and she tells them that Patrick had to work, but Emma is at a friend’s house and Noah is upstairs sleeping. Felicia gets excited over the baby, and says she gets first dibs when he wakes up. Robin says she had to come; she couldn’t wait to find out about her mom’s new boyfriend.

Chet infers that Finn must have no troubles, but he says he did, and they weren’t not that far removed from Chet’s troubles. He’s seven months sober. Chet asks how that’s working for him, and he says it depends on the day. He’s most thankful just to be alive. He tells Chet it’s not too late to fix things, but Chet doesn’t know how. He says the first thing is, not to run away from Amy.

Amy tells Maxie that she’s just Jealous of her success. Maxie says she’s pretty sure jail time is considered a universal failure. There’s a knock at the door. Nathan says they can’t keep dodging the publisher forever. It’s Quinn, and she tells them that their days of dodging are over, and so are they.

Ned tells Michael that the twins don’t even know who the real Jason is. They have to figure it out before it affects ELQ. Olivia follows Monica into the room, trying to get her to wear a homemade pilgrim hat. Monica doesn’t know why she bothered decorating, since no one is going to be there; everyone is doing their own thing this year. Olivia says it’s supposed to be a day of gratitude and family, and what difference does it make where they’re eating? Monica says she’s grateful not to be wearing that hat, and that it will all be done by the time she gets back. Olivia dubs her the first Thanksgiving Grinch. Ned tells Monica they need to have a serious discussion about ELQ. Michael says Ned thinks they’re in trouble, but Monica says it’s been a banner year. Ned tells her everything will be in doubt because of there being two Jasons. Monica says there aren’t two Jasons. Susan gave birth to twins, and Alan never knew. Ned says it’s going to affect the distribution of ELQ stock. The Jason who was presumed dead all this time couldn’t care less, but the other one used money that might not be his to bail the company out. Everything they’ve worked for is in jeopardy.

Sonny tells Jason that he can save him from his enemies, but not from Carly. Jason leaves, and Cassandra approaches Sonny, saying he’s just the man she’s looking for. She introduces herself, and tells him she’s a big fan of his coffee. He asks if she lives in Port Charles, and she tells him she’s based out of Monaco, but came there seeking medical advice. Since arriving, she hit on a lucrative business opportunity. She understands he’s a man who likes a business opportunity. Valentin joins them, and Sonny tells her that any friend of Valentin’s is no friend of his.

Chet tells Finn that he’s not running from Amy; he’s just there to clear his head. Finn says she’s a mess, but Chet says she’s better off without him. Finn wonders how he can believe that after all she’s done for him. Maybe it’s his pride talking. Finn understands the impulse, but people care, and it’s hard to look them in eye when they find out you’re not the man they thought you were. Chet says he didn’t mean to go on this path, and didn’t realize he was on it. Finn says if he can come back, so can Chet. It helps to have help (the same way it’s nice to be nice), and he needs to suck it up and accept it, before he drives them away.

Quinn uses just about every word for fraud in the thesaurus, and says they lied. Nathan presented himself as Ask Man Landers, and Amy as his representative. She was the writer; he was her beard. Nathan says they didn’t mean any harm. She tells them that the paperback sales are cratering, Black Friday is a bust, and they have to pull the hard copies from the shelves. The damage isn’t about a single book, but the entire company. Customers will think if they were duped with Man Landers, what about the diet or DIY books? They’re going to go public with a confession, and then pay through the nose.

Monica says every time she looks around, it gets more absurd. Every surface is covered. She’s right. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many Thanksgiving decorations, especially since the stores jump right to Christmas from Halloween. Jason comes in, saying he got her text that she was leaving, and he wanted to say goodbye. She tells him that she’s going to a spa for harmonic convergence. She doesn’t know what it means, but could use some harmony in her life, so why not? She says she’s not good at lying to him, and she’s really running away. The holidays are too difficult with so many missing faces; Emily, Lila, Alan, Edward, AJ. They need the snarking and imploding dinners. Jason says she’s welcome to come to Sonny’s, but she tells him, as Tracy would say, she’d rather stick cocktail forks in her eyeballs. He and Michael are all they have in common, and it’s easier to keep her distance and keep the peace. She’s thankful he’s home, and he says he’s thankful to be there. They hug.

Robin tells Anna it’s time to fill in the blanks; she’s been less than informative. She accuses Robin of  interrogating Finn via texts, and says she can’t do that to an adult. Robin says Anna wasn’t being helpful, and Anna tells her the relationship is in its early stages. She’s sorry she didn’t post a status update somewhere. Mac says there’s no need to get defensive, and Felicia reminds him that he said Finn wasn’t good enough for her. He says no one is, and Felicia only gave him a B. Felicia tells Robin that Mac played him like a fiddle, and it was embarrassing. Mac says Finn is a good guy, and adores Anna. That’s all that matters. Robin says that’s only half. Does Anna adore him back?

Valentin tells Cassandra she’s better off not talking to Sonny, and she says it’s too bad Valentin made an enemy of him. He says it wouldn’t matter. Sonny hates drugs, and he’s going to hate them being shipped through his territory. Cassandra says he needs to change his tune, or have it changed for him.

Sonny sees Finn at the gym, and asks how things are going. Finn says okay, and Sonny asks if he’s going somewhere for Thanksgiving. Finn asks if Sonny is worried he has the blues, and will make a bad decision, and Sonny says it’s that time of year. I assume for both the blues and bad decisions. He tells Finn they have a big table and a lot of food. Finn says he has somewhere to go, and Sonny says the offer stands. Finn tells Sonny there is something he can do. What does he know about street drug traffic?

Chet arrives at Nathan and Maxie’s place, and Maxie tells him not to get in the way of the public shaming. Quinn is preparing to live stream their admission of guilt to shield herself from a lawsuit. Quinn asks who Chet is, and he introduces himself. She says that nobody is going to sue Amy and Nathan, because when they’re done covering the costs, they’ll have nothing left to sue for, including their good names.

Jason looks at a family photo. Michael walks in, and Jason says it’s good to see him.

Valentin tells Cassandra if she rubs Sonny the wrong way, her operation could be over before it begins. She thinks he could be an ally, but will yield to Valentin’s expertise as soon as he’s productive. She’s not about to let some mafioso stop her. She tells him she spent a lot of money on research and development, and has a synthetic opioid that’s twice as potent and addictive. The formula is raw and unrefined, so she’s looking for someone with the right background to help her.

Finn tells Sonny that scores of people are OD’ing at GH, and he wants insight on how to mitigate the problem. Sonny says it’s bigger than one person. The drugs are cheaply made overseas, and it’s difficult to stop. Even if he knew something, bringing them down would just put a dent in the problem. Someone else will fill the gap. He tells Finn to stick to what he does best, saving lives and research. This is above his pay grade. Sonny says, hell, it’s above mine.

Anna tells Robin that she likes Finn just fine. Mac says she’s playing it close to the vest, and Felicia says she doesn’t need to make any declarations today. The baby cries, and Anna says, saved by the squall. Robin tells Felicia to go up, and she and Mac race for the stairs. When they’re gone, Robin tells Anna, out with it. Anna asks what, and she says the truth about her and Finn.

Quinn says they’re live, and Nathan and Amy look uncomfortable as hell. Amy explains that she’s the writer of the Ask Man Landers blog and book – surprise! Well, maybe not a surprise, since The Intruder announced it yesterday. She says it wasn’t a trick or scam; the whole situation got out of control. When interest arose in a book, she asked her friend Nathan to be the face. She didn’t think anyone would buy it if it wasn’t written by someone they’d want to be. The editor never knew the truth, and the publishing company is innocent. Everyone should be mad at her. Nathan says, and him. He made the decision. Amy says it started with her and should end with her. Chet steps in, and Amy says pay no attention to that man. Chet says none of this would have happened if not for him.

Michael didn’t know Jason was there; he forgot his phone. Jason says he came over to see Monica and him. Monica wanted him there for Thanksgiving. Michael says it would break her heart if he wasn’t there; he’s all they can talk about. He says he should have come to see Jason, but Jason says it’s okay. Michael says he was hiding, and scared to talk to him. He’d offered “Jason” a job at ELQ, but he went in a different direction. He wasn’t surprised. Jason Morgan working at ELQ makes no sense, but it did to him, because so much had changed in the last three years; “Jason” changed. Michael thinks the reason he asked him to join was that part of him knew he wasn’t really Jason. He felt too guilty to face the real Jason, because he had put his faith in someone else. Jason made the first move to make it easy for him. Jason always took care of him. It’s who he is, and he should have known that. He’s sorry. Michael starts to cry, and they hug. Jason tells him, it’s okay.

Robin tells Anna that she can play secret agent with anyone but her. She knows Anna is holding back. Anna says things are complicated, and that’s why they’re keeping it casual. She doesn’t want anyone getting the idea there’s a future with them. Robin says it’s been a while since she dated, and they’re just happy for her. The only thing that matters is if it works for her. The doorbell rings.

Cassandra says she’ll be vetting candidates, and he’d better get to work; the product won’t sell itself. Her phone rings. She steps away to take the call, first telling Valentin that she’s excited about their partnership. They’re going to do marvelous things together.

Anna opens the door to Finn. He tells Robin it’s nice to see her after all those text messages. Robin goes upstairs, and Anna asks what he’s doing there. He says he thought she was expecting him. She says every time the subject comes up, everyone keeps pulling for them as a couple. He tells her for what it’s worth, he’s willing to keep dating for as long as it takes. She tells him that he’s very noble, but she tried to explain she doesn’t need his help to bring Cassandra down. He asks why, because she has Valentin? He wonders if Valentin will have her back when the going gets tough. He can’t sit on his hands while the epidemic spreads. There has to be something he can do. Anna’s phone rings. It’s Valentin, who tells her that he just had an enlightening conversation with his new boss, and it’s worse than they thought.

Quinn starts to interrupt Chet, and Maxie tells her to shut up. She wanted the truth, and she’s going to get it. Chet explains that he was wounded in action, and the VA benefits weren’t enough to cover his medical expenses. Amy wrote the book to pay for his care, and Nathan agreed to be the face. He’s not always deserving of what she does for him, but he’s deeply grateful. This isn’t fraud; it’s love, friendship, and sacrifice. Amy never took credit for any of her work, and her work is pretty damn amazing.

Olivia tells Monica to enjoy something for once. Monica’s car has arrived, and Jason and Michael say they’ll walk her out. Monica tells Olivia not to get a Christmas tree until she gets back. Ned asks if she saw that; Michael and Jason. He is Jason, although Ned’s not sure how he’s going to prove it. In the meantime, the other one will hang on to what he thinks is his with a death grip. He tells her this is going to get ugly, and he’s seen more than his share of family infighting.

Amy says she’s proud of Chet, and he says it’s about time he did something for her to be proud of. Quinn makes noises about them hearing from her lawyers, and Maxie says, eat it, bitch. Quinn says, they commit fraud, and I’m the bitch? Happy Thanksgiving. Maxie tells her to feel free to spend the rest of it somewhere else. Quinn suddenly stops, looking at her phone. She says she’s getting real time updates from vendors. The presales are picking up, up, up. Chet turned the tide. Readers are no longer burning Ask Man Landers; they’re buying it in droves. The second Chet stepped in, I’m sure we all knew this was going to happen.

Valentin tells Cassandra that he’s leaving for dinner. She tells him they shouldn’t be late, and she hasn’t been to Thanksgiving dinner in years. He says she’s not invited. She threatened his family, and she can have his service, but not his friendship.

Finn asks Anna if it was Valentin on the phone. She says maybe, and he asks her to tell him what he said; he already knows almost all of it. She says Cassandra is working on developing a new product that’s cheaper and more addictive. He asks how far along she in in the development, and Anna says, pretty close. She needs someone to perfect the formula. They need to put end to the operation before it gets into production and starts killing people. Finn suggests they give her exactly what she wants.

Ned tells Olivia he has no intention of letting Alan’s sons feud ELQ into the ground. Olivia asks if he’s thinking that Michael is in over his head, and it’s time for him to step in as CEO.

Sonny does some sparring by himself at the gym. Michael and Jason come in. He asks if they’re going to just stand there, or spar with him. The guys laugh, punch each other on the shoulder, and everything is all happy. I’m sure not for long.

Tomorrow, Nora holds a press conference, Elizabeth tells Andrew/”Jason” that answers are on the way, and Carly tells Robin they made a terrible mistake.

The Real Housewives of Orange County – Reunion Part One

Kelly’s navy blue sparkly dangling earrings! Okay, I got that out of my system. There aren’t really any outfits that are standouts, but the accessories are all fabulous. Andy asks Lydia if she can stick it out this time, since at her last reunion, she had to take a breather. We look at clips of “hilarious hijinks” from this season. Shannon’s face looks thinner, and we hear that Sophie passed her driving test. Andy asks why Diko knows colloquialisms and Peggy doesn’t. I understand what he’s saying, but I don’t think colloquialisms are what she has a problem with. She says she understands half of it, but some doesn’t make sense, like Santa putting coal in your stocking. I think it’s because Diko wants to be in the know, and Peggy isn’t that interested. Meghan says she thinks Peggy is smart, and doesn’t believe she’s as ignorant as they pretend. They briefly discuss the ladies’ drag night costumes, and Andy asks Vicki when Steve is popping the question. She thinks it’s only a matter of time, but they’re comfortable right now as is.

He says Steve seems solid and straight as an arrow, but wonders if he’s enough for Vicki’s whoop-it-up personality. We go down Vicki’s Memory Lane, and see clips of her and Steve, as well as her medical appointments. Andy says Vicki claimed she didn’t want to get married again, but she says enough time has passed, and she doesn’t want to be alone. Tamra says she went from a crook to a cop. Andy asks how Steve reacted to Tamra saying he’s too boring for her. Vicki says they do whoop-it-up, but she’s interested in a stable relationship. He asks about her health, and she says she’s doing well. Ryan has retired from the service (I forget which branch), and Briana is having another surgery. A viewer asks if Tamra is still in contact with Briana. She says she recently got a text from her. She’d seen the shows from the Iceland trip, and it made her sad to think of how Tamra and Vicki used to be so close.

Lydia is up next. We flash back to the kids, the magazine, and Doug’s vasectomy. She talks about being uncomfortable on bingo/drag night, and says she saw things online about her being homophobic. She says Shannon contributed to it by retweeting something, and Shannon pretends not to remember. Lydia tells Andy it’s never been an issue, and one of her closest friends is a lesbian who was in her wedding party. Meghan says it was uncomfortable to watch Lydia being uncomfortable. Lydia asks what did they want her to do, dance on the table? They discuss psychics, and Meghan brings up her party where there was a psychic, and Lydia said she didn’t really want to be there. Meghan says It doesn’t make sense, since they’re not trying to push anything on her. She tells Lydia to use her brain, and not just believe whatever the Bible tells her. Lydia gives the perfect answer, saying she uses her brain to read the Bible, and tries to be open minded. Vicki says it’s her choice what she wants to be around. This whole conversation annoyed the hell out of me. Lydia is one of the few cast members I like. She’s honest, open, says what she means, and means what she says. Meghan desperately tried to find fault with her, continued to come at Lydia (who, at one point, told her to bring it on), and just came off looking like she wanted to argue. She can’t seem to grasp that, as a Christian, Lydia uses the Bible for guidance, but also uses her brain to figure out how it applies to today and what’s really important. Even though Lydia is willing to be a good sport, it’s like they want more than that; they want her to think like them. I love a good drag queen, but I might not have been comfortable with some of that evening either.

A viewer thinks it was sweet how Lydia prayed for Shannon at The Quiet Woman, and wondered why they didn’t become better friends. Lydia says they ended well, but Shannon got ridiculous when the show was aired. Shannon says Lydia called her crazy multiple times during the season, and Lydia stands by that. HAHAHAHAHA! Andy asks about Doug’s vasectomy, and if they’re still going to try for a girl with the frozen sperm. Lydia says it would be fun, but she’s overwhelmed with three kids, and thinks they’re at capacity right now.

Andy calls Kelly the comeback kid. He talks about the procedures she’s had, and wonders if it’s enough to save her marriage. We flash back to all of that, my favorite part being when she said she literally married her mother. Kelly says it’s sad. She’s lived with Michael most of her life, and they have a child together; it’s hard to see it go. They’re totally separated now. Andy asks how long after the show did she realize she wanted a divorce? She tells him a few months later. Michael would be nice one minute, and not the next, and wanted her all to himself; she had enough. He asks about Vicki’s advice regarding making it work. Vicki says she’s sad. Divorce isn’t easy, and she would have done things differently with hers. She thinks Kelly did what she could, and the age gap is a factor. Andy asks about custody, and Kelly says they’re working on it. Tamra’s advice is to say nothing bad about Michael to their daughter, and be supportive. A viewer asks why she made up with Shannon, and Kelly says she’s a good person and she likes her. Shannon felt Kelly’s apology was sincere, and likes her back. Another viewer wants to know why Tamra forgave her, and Tamra says time, and understanding that Kelly can be impulsive. Andy wonders what single Kelly will be like, and Kelly says she’s afraid. Andy says, lock your doors.

Tamra is next in line. The focus of her montage is mostly on her relationship with Sidney, and how left out she feels, ending with her going to Sidney’s graduation. She says it was the next milestone she didn’t want to miss, and was grateful to be invited. She gets weepy, saying it was hurtful not being involved, and tells Andy it’s not good now. For a few weeks they got along, but Tamra was seeing horrible stories coming out online, and she was impulsive, posting pictures when Sidney didn’t want her too. Sidney made a public Facebook post, saying her father pushed her to invite Tamra to the graduation. Andy says Sidney doesn’t want to be in the spotlight, but Tamra asks how you stay quiet? She thinks Sidney will understand when she has her own kids. Andy asks how Tamra reconciles Sidney not wanting her to talk, and if she wasn’t on the show, would it be better? Tamra says she’s been nothing but a loving mother. Vicki says it’s super sad because family is everything. I might as well put in my two cents here too. I doubt Sidney would care nearly as much if Tamra didn’t act like a screechy shrew half the time on national TV. I’m betting it isn’t as much about the pictures being posted, as it is the embarrassment over Tamra’s behavior. Andy asks about Ryan and Sarah. Tamra says they’ve been split up for a few weeks, and Sarah has a boyfriend. That was quick. We find out Tamra got a facelift for her 50th birthday, and it looks surprisingly good. She still looks like herself. Andy asks what’s next, and if she wants her implants back from the clubhouse. She says she’s good, but she might want vaginal rejuvenation in a few years. When did this become such a thing?

Andy tells us that Shannon wears her heart on her sleeve, and it was never more evident than this season. We flash back to her weight gain, and her blaming Vicki for it. They show one of my favorite clips, when Shannon gets stuck on the exercise bike. They end with her saying that she and David are in the same place they were before he had the affair. Andy says a lot of viewers related to the struggle. She’s lost twenty-five pounds, and says that when the season started, she didn’t want to be in front of the camera. She didn’t mean to offend anyone who’s over a size four, but says for her, it was a huge (I don’t think pun intended) change. Yeah, right. Like I don’t think she’d look at me and think I was fat, being an eight to ten, depending on what time of year it is. A viewer asks why she can’t take responsibility for her weight gain, and she says it was taken out of context. Sure it was. They all say that when they get caught saying something stupid. She makes the excuse explains that it started the ball rolling. Andy asks for Vicki’s reaction. She feels badly, saying it was a private conversation never meant to be discussed. Shannon says she could tell more about her relationship with David in scenes where they weren’t together. She was trying to convince herself it was okay, and took it out on others. She claims that she’s a fun person, and didn’t recognize herself. I think Shannon can be fun, but she’s way overreactive. Not that David should have treated her the way he did. She might be a drama queen, but he’s a total schmuck. Andy asks for the status of her life. She gets weepy, and says she and David aren’t together anymore. It’s not what she wanted and it’s hard, but she’s a mom and role model for her kids, and it got to the point where there weren’t any positive lessons. They deserve better. Andy asks whose decision it was. She says they went to Hawaii, and David left early. When she got back, he said they were done. The girls are living with her, and she’s grateful for that. They’ve agreed to be amicable, so they meet for dinner on Sundays and go to games together. Andy says Vicki seems emotional, and she says she’s sad because she didn’t know. She’d thought they were doing good, and if she was responsible for anything, she feels awful. Shannon says Vicki didn’t cause it; there were issues from the beginning. She talks about how difficult it was to go from the way it’s supposed to be, and have it taken away. She’d asked him what happened, since they had a few amazing years, but he told they only had a couple of good months. This is kind of interesting, since usually it’s the man who thinks it’s all good, when they woman has had enough. Shannon says it’s her job to show the girls, and she’s scared, but can teach a positive lesson. Vicki says wants the best for Shannon, and didn’t expect it. She tells Shannon that she’s got ladies who will be there for her. Shannon says she’s blessed. Vicki says she’ll be okay, but a bad marriage isn’t what life should be, and she deserves the best. Shannon says it will all be good.

There’s an hour break. Everyone is sad and teary-eyed. Shannon says that she needed time to process, and didn’t want anyone to know. Tissues are passed, and they all go back to the dressing rooms for lunch. Shannon tells Tamra it’s real now because she said it and it’s out there. The first time he goes on a date, it will kill her. Vicki talks to Kelly about how shocked she is, but says you can’t make somebody love you.

Next time, part two, a fly attacks, the arguments start, and Vicki says she’s off the show. The OG of the OC? No way.

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November 16, 2017 – Carly Outs Ava, a Little LA Listing, a Random Thought & a Quote

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Maxie reads the test instructions. She’s late, like, late.

Nathan sees Nelle on the phone. For a moment, I think he’s going to approach her, but Amy runs in. She’s upset, and says, it’s Chet.

Ava gives Griff an old photo of herself, and says she’s still waiting for an answer. He has the necessary research and tools to finish what Klein started. She wants him to turn her back into the woman in the picture.

Josslyn brings Oscar home. She says her parents aren’t there. They’re working on proving their friend is the real Jason, because their other friend thinks he’s Jason. She tells him if wants to run away screaming, now’s his chance. He tells her that he doesn’t, and that he listened to the CD again. He thinks there’s something on it that might help. Carly comes in, and Josslyn says she thought they wouldn’t be home. Carly asks if that was the plan, to be alone.

At the MetroCourt, Jason tells Sonny that whatever happened to him has to be connected to what happened to Sam’s husband. Sonny says the only two possibilities he can think of are Faison and Obrecht. Jason doesn’t know who Obrecht is, and Sonny says she’s a wack-job who was in charge of GH at one point, and did whatever Faison wanted. She’s out of town, but he thinks she’s their best lead when she gets back. Jason asks what’s going on with Sonny, and he says the same old. It’s been a strange year. He was getting out of the business, and even put Pizzulo’s up for sale, but he changed his mind. Jason asks if he was serious about going legit. Sonny says he thought Perks was the answer. Jason asks him what Perks is, and Sonny tells him it’s a coffeehouse that Kristina wanted him to buy, but was really Morgan’s baby. The last time he saw Morgan revved up about it, he thought he’d end up with a franchise. Jason says the last time he saw Morgan, he was a kid. Sonny says, and now he’s gone.

Amy tells Nathan that Chet is gone. He asks if she tried calling, and she asks if he’s met her. Chet won’t pick up. Nathan tells her not to panic. There are a number of reasons he could have left. She says only one scares her; him using again.

Maxie drinks water so she can do the test.

Nelle looks at the contract, and says it looks decent. The gossip rag guy says as soon as they vet the entire story, she’ll get paid. She tells him she has the goods on Ask Man Landers, and he says when they verify it, she’ll get her payoff. She asks what if she needs the money now, and he says that’s the way it works.

Josslyn tells Carly that wasn’t the plan. She knew they weren’t home, but that’s not why she invited Oscar over. Carly says she’s just messing with her. Since Oscar is there, she wants to set up a time to meet his mother. He says she’s been crazy busy, and Carly asks if she’s working on Thanksgiving. She wants to have them over; they’re new in town and might not have plans. She asks Oscar to text his mother and copy her. She has to leave, and when she’s gone, Josslyn apologizes, saying that came out of nowhere and was uber pushy. Oscar says her mom’s heart is in right place. She’s so… mom. Josslyn asks if his mother knows they’re hanging out. Oscar says she does, but doesn’t know who Josslyn’s stepdad is.

Ava asks Griff why not take the chance to restore her? Griff says it’s dangerous and he deems it a risk. She says all he needs to do is finish, but he says it hasn’t been approved by the US, Russia, or anybody. If it’s done improperly, he could make worse. She’s willing to take the risk, saying it’s her face. Griff says it’s his career. It’s risky and could cause more damage. Ava says she’ll find another doctor who will do it, and he begs her not to open that Pandora’s box. She says if it was that bad, why would Jason bring it to her.

Jason hates that he wasn’t there for Sonny and Carly. Sonny says that’s why he should have known. Sam’s husband is a good guy, and understanding, but something was off. He didn’t take Morgan’s loss like Jason would have. They agree there’s nothing worse than losing a child. Sonny tells Jason that Morgan was bi-polar, and he feels guilty for passing it along. Jason says it’s not his fault. Sonny says it was hard, seeing him go through it, and there was nothing he could do, but be there for him. He doesn’t do helpless well. Morgan had started his meds, and was great; focused and ready to get on with life. Jason says it takes a lot of work, and Sonny says he did the work, and was ready, until that bitch took him away.

Ava tells Griff that Jason is grateful and wouldn’t harm her. Griff says he’s not a doctor, and he’s not doing her favor. She says it makes sense, and she understands that it’s risky or could make things worse, but can’t shake the idea of being herself again. Griff tells her that she’s beautiful the way she is. She says a lot of people would disagree, and he says he’s not a lot of people. He asks if they can table this, since he’s starving. He suggests the MetroCourt; he wants to show off his dinner date. Ava says he’s on.

Jason tells Sonny that Carly mentioned something, but said they’d talk later. Sonny says she’s right; they should focus on the positive. He tells Jason before Morgan was taken, he was the best version of himself, and that’s what matters. Jason says he’s there when Sonny is ready to talk. Carly walks in, and asks if it would be embarrassing if she burst into tears. Both Sonny and Jason say, yes. She says it’s everything she wished for, but never thought she’d get.

Nathan asks when was the last time Amy saw Chet, and she tells him before occupational therapy. She realizes they can’t report him missing yet, but Nathan says he can do something unofficial. She’s going to check around to find out who was the last person to see him. Nathan says he’s supposed to be the detective.

Maxie asks what’s three minutes? A commercial break, a song, the time it takes to boil a tea kettle. She can totally wait three minutes. She thinks she should do something productive, and decides to do stretches while she watches the timer. When the three minutes are up, she looks at the stick and says, baby or no baby? There’s a knock at the door, and she hides the test, but not very well. It’s Chet.

Nelle says she’s out of there, and gossip guy asks if the scoop is that big. She says it’s huge, and he says they can give her three quarters up front. She wants complete anonymity, and he agrees. She tells him to add it to the contract, and I call her a bitch in my head. I wanted to like her too, but this is too much. She tells him that she used to work at Crimson, where Mrs. Man Landers works. She overheard them talking, and they were worried someone would find out what they’ve been hiding. Ask Man Landers is a fraud, and his sister and wife know.

Chet says someone put Ask Man Landers’s address on Twitter, and he needs to tell him about his sister. Maxie says if he needs Man Landers to play matchmaker, he’s happily married – to her. He says no, Man Landers knows his sister; it’s Amy. Maxie realizes it’s Chet, and says sorry; it’s been so long, she didn’t recognize him. He asks if they know each other, and she says she went to PC High when he was the football champion. He says it’s been a long time since high school. She tells him that she was a cheerleader, and he says thanks for that. She guesses she wasn’t as much of legend as he was, but he says he’s not a legend anymore. She says it depends on who you ask, and then wonders why he’s not at the hospital.

On the phone, Nathan says he knows it’s not policy, but it’s for friend. Amy comes back, saying Chet never went to occupational therapy. Deanna had seen him dressed about an hour ago, but knew he was being discharged, and had no reason to think anything was wrong. Nathan says an hour isn’t that long, but Amy says long enough to find a dealer; he knows Port Charles. Nathan says so do they, and they’ll use it to their advantage.

Josslyn says Sonny can be intimidating, and for good reason, but she knows how awkward the conversation can be; she’s had it with everyone. They all give her the same look, a cross between interest, terror, and pity. Oscar looks at his phone. His mother has accepted the invitation. Josslyn says it will be fun, and they can make it work. She’ll ask Sonny to demob the place. Oscar says maybe it’s best they meet. His mom will see what nice people they are, and what a great family. Josslyn says, bring on Thanksgiving.

Carly tells Sonny about inviting Oscar and his mom to Thanksgiving. She says they haven’t met, and they’re relatively new in town. Sonny thinks she’s trying to control the situation, but she says just the opposite. They need to get to know each other, but maybe they could cut back on security. Sonny thinks Max and Milo might like to spend Thanksgiving with their significant others. Sonny steps away, and Carly asks Jason, what if Oscar’s mom meets him, and decides to leave the state? Jason says that’s a little extreme. They’re great people, and care about their kids. Carly thinks it’s wonderful to be able to talk, and not be judged. She says she probably sounds stupid, but Jason says she sounds like a mom who cares. She leaves to get a drink, and Griff and Ava walk in.

Jason goes over to say hello. Griff says it’s good to see him on US soil. Jason thanks him for his help at the church, and insists on giving him the money back; he likes to pay his debts. Griff says he’ll put it in the donation dish. Jason asks if Ava got what he left for her. It was all he could think of to pay her back. Carly suddenly appears, asking why he’s talking to Ava. Jason says she helped him escape, and Carly says she’s also the reason Morgan is dead.

Chet tells Maxie he got an honorable discharge from the hospital. She asks what he needs Nathan for, and he says it’s personal. She tells him that she’s Nathan’s wife, so she’ll find out anyway. He’s with Chet’s sister, who’s worried sick about him. Chet says that’s just it. He doesn’t want her wasting time on him, and wants her to move on and be happy. He doesn’t want to be in Amy’s orbit. Maxie says he might have been a hero on the football field and in the battlefield, but he’s a coward when it comes to his sister.

Amy tells Nathan that Chet has no money, but he has credit cards. He hates taking the bus, and they agree he probably took a cab. She says that GH keeps recommended cab companies (like Port Charles must have so many) in the lobby. Nathan says that might help narrow it down. She thanks him, saying he’s one of the good ones.

Nelle tells gossip guy that Man Landers is really a nurse at GH, Amy Driscoll. She shows him some things she printed out, saying she checked account after account, and there’s strangeness all around Ask Man Landers, and they were accused of having an affair. They talk about the book launch, and she says none of the men were writing the column. Amy was.

Joslyn asks what it was Oscar noticed, and he says the water theme kept coming in and out of the songs. Josslyn compares it to the tides, and says it could be the San Diego thing; they’re all about the ocean. Oscar says, and the naval base; it’s one of the largest in the US. She asks if he thinks his dad was in the Navy, and he says it’s possible. They kick around the idea of him being deployed, and that’s why he said goodbye. Josslyn reminds Oscar that the Iraq war was in 2003. It would make perfect sense. Oscar says it might also explain why he didn’t come home, and why his mom doesn’t talk about him. What if he was killed in action?

Griff tells Carly this isn’t the time or place. Ava nearly died helping Jason. Doesn’t that count for anything? She says it can never erase her killing Morgan. She tells Jason what happened with Ava switching Morgan’s pills for placebos. He asks why, and Ava says he wasn’t supposed to die. She cared about him, but his mental illness wasn’t healthy for her daughter. She just wanted to get him away. She’d thought he’d go to the hospital. Carly says that’s bad enough, and Ava says she thought they’d pay attention. If his parents had done what they were supposed as parents, he’d still be alive. Jason tells her to stop, and says Morgan was his godson. He owed her, and he’s repaid the debt. They’re done. He goes back to the table, and Ava says it must be Carly’s best day ever. Now she has two men to fight her battles. Carly says she does her own fighting. Ava says nothing can stop her now, and Carly says not even her.

Chet tells Maxie that he’s trying to do right thing. She says, leaving his sister in shreds? She adores him, and lives her life for him. He says things are different now. Maxie says she gets it. Life dealt him a crappy hand, but Amy is doing everything she can make life better, even calling in favors. Nathan thought he was fighting the good fight, even if it was risky. He doesn’t know what she’s talking about, and she tells him to open his eyes. The VA isn’t paying his bills – Amy is. That’s how selfless and devoted she is.

Nelle tells gossip guy that she unearthed the old Ask Man Landers blogs, and no photo was used until the book deal. Gossip guy says Amy needed a man to front, as all women do. Nelle gives a look, but I’m surprised she doesn’t say something. She tells him there’s a connection between Amy and Nathan; Amy went to high school with his wife, who worked for Nina. Gossip guy says it’s all in the family, and that Maxie is a co-conspirator.

Oscar says he looked into the Navy records, but he didn’t know what he was looking for. He found a Naval pilot that was wounded and sent home. His name was Oscar O’Brien, and he was from Iowa. Josslyn is already on her phone, and tells Oscar that he’s on MyFace. <snort> She shows Oscar his page, and Oscar says he looks a lot like him. Josslyn says he looks exactly like him, and this could be his father.

Sonny tells Jason he wanted to say something, but didn’t want to revisit the pain. Avery is the only reason Ava is still breathing.

Ava understands Carly grieving and hating her, but she’s far from perfect. She’s lied, cheated, and done more than her fair share of damage. Carly says she didn’t rob a young man of his sanity and life. Ava says she didn’t kill him, and tells Carly to get down from her pedestal. Carly says she doesn’t want to be like Ava. Ava is scarred for life, and she can’t think of a more fitting punishment. She tells Griff that one day he’ll really look at her; scarred on the outside, and horrible and vile on the inside. He’ll move on to someone more becoming and younger. It won’t bring her son back, but it’s nice to know.

Sonny says he’s sorry; he shouldn’t have put Jason on the spot, but he hates her. Jason says he’s glad he knows, and Sonny says they have a lot of catching up. Jason thinks he’s done for the night. Carly says he must have so many questions, but Jason says they have time, and he needs to clear his head. Carly says she loves him, and he says he loves her too. He leaves, and Sonny looks at his phone.

Gossip guy tells Nelle that she’ll get the rest if the story pans out. She says it will. He says not only will it tank Ask Man Landers, but Crimson. Nelle says it’s not her fault the company’s integrity went down because of Nina and Maxie’s lies. So be it. Gossip guy likes it.

Chet asks Maxie how Amy got the money. Maxie says she wrote a blog, and the public loved it. She did the work, but got none of the glory. He asks if he’s heard of it, and she tells him it’s practically a household name. His sister is Ask Man Landers. Amy and Nathan walk in as she’s telling him.

Oscar is worried that his father might not want to hear from him. Josslyn says for all they know, he has no clue Oscar exists. It can’t hurt to reach out. Oscar wonders what if he’s disappointed to have a son like him, and Josslyn tells him that he’s an awesome guy, He’d be proud. Oscar wants to meet him, but is afraid. Josslyn says if he wants to call it off, she’s with him, but he says no. He wants to find his father. Josslyn says okay; then they will. He says it feels good to have someone on his side. They kiss. It’s about time.

Sonny looks at his phone, and tells Carly it’s all good.

Griff tells Ava not to let Carly ruin this for them, but she says, too late.

Carly wonders if Jason went to the footbridge. Sonny’s guesses he did. Carly says he looked lost, and wishes there was something they could do to help him. Sonny says maybe there is.

At the footbridge, Jason sees someone he recognizes.

Tomorrow, Amy admits being Ask Man Landers to Chet, Nina asks Sam what she’s afraid of, and Ava asks Franco what he’s going to do with two Jason Morgans. I’m wondering if, and hoping that Faison and Obrecht are returning. Faison is like Helena. He will never, ever die.

🏯 While I don’t normally blog abut Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, I watch it when I can, because I love looking at real estate I would never be able to afford even if I lived three lifetimes. Occasionally, a standout moment happens, and I have to applaud how the brokers work. One of James and David’s clients was selling two fabulous side-by-side houses, one of which had a guest house that’s bigger than mine. Sadly, he was selling both because his wife was ill, and even rich people can have astronomical medical expenses. They suggested he sell the larger property first, thereby setting the price point for the smaller one. This sounded like a smart move to me, but because he was anxious, the seller chose to list both of them at the same time. This turned out to be a bad idea, as people were only interested in the smaller home, and the one offer they got wasn’t full asking price. The client let his emotions rule, and insisted David and James get him the price he wanted, or it was no deal.

Heather (who is now pregnant) and Madison also met, and it was all good. He gave her what I thought was a sincere apology for ending their friendship over her dating Josh Altman. Seems it worked out for Heather all around. The Altman Brothers were left off of a local list of open houses, and it seemed dicey at first. Since they did get some brokers and agents from other areas, they made the best of it, and as Josh said, all they need is one buyer. Josh Flagg didn’t have much luck either, until he adopted a more laid-back approach that was a better fit for the area he was selling in. Rest assured, all of the properties were jaw-droppingly fabulous.

🎭 It’s strange to see a soap star out of context. It’s like seeing your doctor or therapist in line at Shoprite. One time I saw my favorite bartender – who looks like a young Kevin McCarthy – in Home Depot. He didn’t see me, and I couldn’t figure out where I knew this guy from, especially since he was wearing civilian clothes. (I figured it out later.) I got a weird feeling seeing Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) in the Lifetime movie, A Lover Betrayed. He was playing a police lieutenant, and I just kept thinking, I can’t. Although it was better than seeing Brytni Sarpy (Valerie, GH) being a reenactor on an ID channel show, where I kept thinking, Valerie, why are you here?

💭 My Thoughts Exactly

Q: Do you like social media? What is your personal definition of good content?

A: I have a Twitter account someone else set up for me. I never check it. My personal definition of good content is staying off my phone and living life face to face, looking someone in the eyes, as I listen and respond. – from an interview with Andrea Martin

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Sonny pretending to be a good guy