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March 29, 2020 – Alpha Haunts Carol, a Comparison, Dead On Hold, Doing Well, Pink’s Cut, Jill’s Secret, Fiona Fun & Beta’s Song

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What I Watched Today

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

 

The Walking Dead

Negan sits in his cell in Alexandria. The cell door opens, and he says, as he lives and breathes. It’s Carol, and he says he thought Gabriel was coming down to give him last rights. She asks if he wants forgiveness, but he says he’s done what he’s done, and he’s not getting on his knees. She asks what he wants, and he says, TiVo, a beer, and some rocky road ice cream. What does it matter to her? She says, what if he didn’t have to die? and he says he didn’t know she had a say on the kangaroo council. She says she’s not there for the council, and he says he’s getting that. What he doesn’t get is, why she’s dealing with him instead of lining up the skin queen in her crosshairs? She asks what he thinks this is, and he smiles. He says, damn. Word has it, she’s certainly a badass, but she missed her shot. What happens if he muffs it? It will make things worse for everyone, and despite what people think, he’s not down with that. Carol says they need this done; it will help everyone there. He asks what he gets out of it, and she says he’s been eating whatever sh*t they throw his way, hoping they forget. They won’t. Not unless he does something to make them forget. Bring her Alpha’s head, and that’s what people will remember him for. She’ll make sure of it. He has her word, but do it fast.

Carol puts Alpha’s head on a pike, and steps back to admire her work. Negan says, it’s what she wanted. Alpha’s mouth continues to move, making zombie gurgles, and Negan suggests they get moving. It was their deal; start spreading the news. She asks, what took him so long? and he says, doing her dirty work? He guesses he wanted get out with his head attached. Sh*t like that takes time. He’s held up his end, and he’s asking her to hold up hers. He wants to open a new chapter in the Book of Negan. She says they’re not going back; not yet. He says he can’t go back alone without a noose immediately being tied around his neck, and she says, then wait. She starts to walk, and he asks how long she’s taking. She says he’s free. Now he can do whatever he wants. Wait or don’t; it’s up to him. She says she needs to be alone. Sh*t like that takes time.

Dianne tells Ezekiel that he did good, but he says he got lucky. It doesn’t absolve his failings. Jerry tells him to take it easy on himself, but Ezekiel says, these days mistakes stick easier than trials. He and Jerry hug Magna, and Ezekiel says he’s so sorry. She says she’s okay.

Rosita checks out her wound, and Eugene asks how she feels. She says, all right, and he says they can bring her to see Alex when they find him. She says they don’t have to. He has to go; tell them already. Eugene stands up, and gets everyone’s attention. He says he has something he needs to confess. He’s been communicado on the radio with someone outside of their orbit; a new person. They’ve set up a time to meet. Yumiko asks who it is, and he says, her name is Stephanie. She’s from another community. Jerry asks what it is, and Dianne says, he’s meeting her? Magna says, she could be a spy, and Yumiko asks how long Eugene has been talking to her. Ezekiel says he has some of the same questions, but if Eugene’s instincts are that Stephanie is a new ally, they should hear him out before they jump to conclusions. They’re all on the same side. Eugene says some of them are aware that he relocated to Hilltop to make a metaphorically fresh start. He struggled, burying himself in work and community duties, and the voice in the void became a friend. Some might think he’s foolish, but spare him their derision. After what just happened, he’s willing to be a fool, and believes new good people are worth the risk.

Magna sits outside, and Yumiko joins her. Yumiko says, Magna can and should take her horse and go with them. She’s never wanted to be cooped up. She can go back out on road, and have an adventure. Look forward, not back. Magna says she likes it there. Some routine might be good for her. Someone else can have an adventure and meet new people. It’s okay. Yumiko says she’d be leaving at the worst time, but Magna says, there’s nothing to fix. Go. Yumiko leaves.

Ezekiel gets his horse ready, and Jerry asks if he’s really going. Ezekiel says he is, but Jerry doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Ezekiel says, because he’s sick? Jerry says, because he’ll miss Ezekiel. He can’t stop a man willing to be foolish. Ezekiel says, or a fool willing to believe in future friends. It’s enough for now. He tells Jerry, the Kingdom needs him. Make sure the legacy lives on. Jerry says he’s got it, and they hug.

Alpha’s head moves its mouth as Beta approaches with two Whisperers. One says, he’s the Alpha now, and Beta tells him that Alpha can hear him. Take off his mask (that’s never good), and hear her. He tells the guy to move forward, and asks if he’s listening. What is she saying to him? Beta he pushes him closer, and says, just listen. He pushes the guy’s head near Alpha’s mouth, and she bites his ear, pulling it off. The other guy takes off, as we all would. Beta says, just listen, and I wonder how he’s going to do that with no ear. Beta shoves him aside, and takes down Alpha’s head, cradling it in his arms.

Negan goes to the cabin where Lydia was being held. He sees she’s gone, and says, sh*t. Daryl puts a crossbow in Negan’s face, and asks where Alpha is. Negan says, she’s dead; he killed her. Daryl calls him a liar, but he says he’s not lying. He has something in his pocket; it’s not a weapon. He’s going to do a slow reach. He pulls Alpha’s mask out of his pocket, and shows Daryl. He says the whole reason he threw in with them was to get close enough to slit Alpha’s throat, and silence Alpha. Why else does Daryl think his girlfriend let him out of his cell?

Carol walks through the woods, and hears her name being whispered. She hears it more clearly, and turns to see Alpha. Alpha says she’s always watching.

Beta strolls along with the Whisperer bitten by Alpha, who starts coughing. A zombie comes by, and the guy moves to kill it, but Beta shoves him down. The zombie descends on the guy, and finishes him off. Beta listens to Alpha’s head, that he’s now carrying in a bag. He hears a noise, and moves toward it.

Beta goes inside a hotel, and shoves things aside, even though he doesn’t need to. He puts Alpha’s head down, and picks up a note. He reads, these 2 eyes see 1 truth. He sees a gun on the floor, and looks up at a poster for the band Half Moon. He rips it down, and smashes a nearby guitar.

Alpha tells Carol, she’s lost. So was her boy. She sent him away, and he never came back. He died out there, alone and afraid, just like Sophia. She respects what Carol did. Negan drew the blade, but Carol ended her, like a true Alpha. Carol says, stop it, and Alpha asks if she regrets it. Carol says she doesn’t, and Alpha says people were hurt in the name of vengeance, and now she can’t go back. They don’t accept what she’s done, but maybe they would if she says she’s sorry. Sorry you’re mad; please don’t be mad at me. She tried being on her own before, but they always pull her back. She’s always wanting more; love, motherhood, death. They don’t know what she truly wants. Admit it. What does she want? Say it. A zombie pops out of a tree, and Carol spears it through the throat and into the head. She says she wants to be alone, but Alpha says, that’s not it.

Eugene, Ezekiel, and Yumiko head out on horses. Ezekiel wonders if the new community will be handy, and Yumiko asks what Eugene thinks about that. He says his mother was a pistol, but he remembered something kind she’d done. She used to get him chocolate bunnies at Easter. Biting their heads off made him upset, but he associates it with family.  Yumiko says, please don’t tell her that they’re on this journey for chocolate bunnies. Eugene says he’s on the journey for the future hope of mankind, but candy would be nice. He asks if Ezekiel is okay, and Ezekiel says he’s not the best audience at the moment. They ride past a cage with two zombies in it, and Yumiko wonders if it’s a trap. Eugene doesn’t think that’s the modus operandi, but Ezekiel says, they’re not alone. Who would do this? Yumiko suggests they take the time to investigate in case it’s a warning.

Off by himself, Ezekiel gets off his horse. He sees some wandering zombies, and kills them. He coughs and stumbles, as another one comes closer, but he manages to stab it. He sits on a fallen tree. Yumiko says, all clear, and calls to him. He says he’s coming. All clear here.

Negan, his hands bound behind his back, walks in front of Daryl. He says, this follow-the-leader routine is like déjà vu. It’s the same way it went down with Alpha. He tells Daryl to get pissed at his gal pal for not letting him in on the plan. He’s pissed too. The lone wolf isn’t thinking of the pack. Daryl says the children at Hilltop almost died because of Negan. Although I’m not sure how Daryl came to that conclusion.

Beta looks at a record album, Half Moon Live in Concert. He puts on a turntable, and I try not to think about why the turntable works when there’s no electricity, and any batteries in it would have leaked or gone dead by now. The music draws zombies to the hotel.

Carol goes to the cabin, and Alpha says, this is her plan? and calls Carol brainless. She had no peace on the ocean, thinking about Alpha, and wondering where they’re going to land, and looking for sign. Give it up. If Alpha knows the truth, so does she. Hear her. Carol gets up on a stepladder, and fiddles with something on the ceiling, but the whole thing caves in, and she falls, the ceiling and everything surrounding her falling on top of her. Alpha says, she’s stupid too.

Negan leads Daryl to where Alpha’s head was, and tells Daryl, it was right here, on this spike. They can wait there for Carol. Daryl says take him to Lydia, but Negan asks what he’s talking about. Why would he stash her out there unless it was to keep her safe? He used her as bait to get Alpha alone. What’s wrong? He didn’t do it fast enough? It took a minute; he had to get her trust. He wasn’t going off half-cocked on a suicide mission. Daryl says, it was because Negan liked it. They hear the sound of a gun cocking, and some Whisperers step out of the woods, one of them holding a shotgun. Daryl drops his crossbow, and one of them says, Alpha is dead because of Negan. Kneel to the new Alpha. They kneel, and Negan laughs.

The music plays, while zombies gather. Beta stands above them, on the balcony, his arms outstretched. He smiles, something we’ve never seen, and pulls half of his mask off.

Negan tells Daryl, sorry. He’s savoring the moment. Daryl’s wrists are now tied, while Negan is free, and Negan says he’s taking his sweet-ass time. All right, fellas, down to business. Wait one damn minute. He’s the Alpha, right? He’s a bit confused. If he’s the Alpha, why is someone who’s not the Alpha holding the badass shotgun? The Whisperer holding the gun gives it to Negan, who says, that’s what he’s talking about. It feels good. He’s never had a kid of his own, but if he did, he imagines this is what it’s like holding your baby for the first time. But it turns out his baby can kill people by spitting bullets at them. He wants Daryl to kneel to the Alpha, and the Whisperers try to push Daryl down, but he shrugs them off and kneels. Negan says, it’s starting to get real now, ain’t it? Daryl was right when he said Negan liked it. In fact – he points the gun at Daryl – he likes it a lot. Daryl says Negan should probably shoot him, and Negan says, don’t threaten him with a good time. Negan shoots two Whisperers, and stabs the other in the head. When they’re down, Daryl tells Negan, untie me, a-hole, and Negan laughs.

Ezekiel, Eugen, and Yumiko sit by a fire, when Ezekiel’s horse suddenly whinnies and keels over. I had to look away here – that’s right, I can watch a million people get their heads stomped, but I cannot bear for an animal to be hurt. Ezekiel tells his horse, it’s not going to hurt anymore, and puts the horse out of its misery. Yumiko tells him that she’s sorry, and he says he shouldn’t have come. She asks, why? and he says, if he falls, they have to promise to leave him behind. His horse wasn’t strong enough to make the journey. Maybe he’s not either. He’s okay with that, but not with putting them at risk. Yumiko asks if he wants to turn back because of what might happen, and he says, it’s for the best. She says they don’t know what lies ahead; no one does. She had all these plans for her life, and for what? She’s here to find out what’s possible. None of them can predict or imagine what’s ahead, but she knows who they need with them. A man who built a kingdom.

Carol lies under the rubble, as a zombie pulls itself out of the creek nearby. Alpha says, her mom used to say, everything works out the way it’s supposed to, and Carol tells her, shut up already. The zombie crawls toward what’s left of the cabin, and Alpha says, this way, friend. Is Carol ready for them, and to see how this ends? No one is coming to save her. Not Ezekiel, and certainly not Daryl. Not after what she did to Connie. The zombie, who’s pretty well deteriorated, starts pushing through the slats in the wall. Alpha says, no matter what Carol does, she loses people. If she goes back, Daryl could be next. Carol says she won’t let that happen. She knows what she has to do. Alpha says, it could have been anyone, but they chose her. She gets the job done. Carol struggles, and Alpha tells her, look at the flowers like she’s supposed to. One…two… The zombie pushes through, but Carol pulls herself out, takes out her knife, and stabs it in the head. She collapses, and Alpha is gone.

Ezekiel now rides behind Yumiko. They ride down a highway, seeing a city in the distance.

Negan drinks from a canteen, and passes it to Daryl. They sit side by side, each facing a different way. Negan says, not to be a spinning record, but he doesn’t think Carol is coming back. He’s not bullsh*tting Daryl. Daryl says he knows, and Negan tells him, when he said he liked it, that wasn’t part of the act. Daryl says he knows. Negan says, when Daryl’s people locked him up, he lost everything. He spent seven years staring out that little window. It sucked so bad, even his memories have bars painted on them. When Alpha took him in, he admits he liked it. It was nice, feeling like he mattered again, and being respected, but she took it too far. You don’t kill people who don’t deserve it, and you never kill kids. Daryl asks if that’s supposed to make him like Negan, and Negan says, no. Daryl says, good, and Negan asks, what about his winning personality? Daryl gets up, and starts to walk. Negan asks, what about Carol? and follows.

Carol walks to the gate, and Daryl opens it. She walks in, and neither one of them says anything. Daryl closes the gate.

Eugene, Yumiko, and Ezekiel ride into the city. They go past a store, where a zombie in costume is tied to a rocker. The look into a café, where two zombies sit with martinis. Another sits on a delivery cart. It’s like a weird Disney ride, with zombies in various tableaus. They look around, and find one in a car, handcuffed to the steering wheel, while a police zombie is about to give them a ticket. Ezekiel starts to laugh and point. He laughs so hard, he has to wipe tears from his eyes. They see a pile of bones on the ground, wearing a boa, and a voice says, oh my God! Hi! A woman, also wearing a boa, and dressed sort of like Madonna, circa the late 80s, stands in front of them, holding an automatic weapon. (For those who are familiar with the comics, it’s Princess.)

Beta takes out the note, and says, someday we’ll rise. He takes Alpha’s head out of the bag, and says, thank you. He sees now, like she does. He puts a knife through Alpha’s head, and sits nose to nose with her for a moment. Zombies clamor at the hotel door.

Beta opens the hotel door, and walks out. He walks through the crowd of zombies, and they follow him as he walks down the street.

Next time – the last episode before the finale – Alpha says we walk, Judith and Daryl run from zombies, and Aaron and Alden hide to watch Beta.

🐭 On Talking Dead: Home Edition, comedian Ron Funches thought the zombie tableaus were like the ones at Chuck E. Cheese, but not as frightening. I couldn’t agree more.

⚰️ Postponing Dead…

News about the finale.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/03/25/the-walking-dead-forced-to-delay-season-10-finale-due-to-pandemic-shutdown/#3f112691bcc2

👍🏼 They’re Fine…

While I’m by no means downplaying the seriousness of the current world situation, there is good news that most of those who aren’t in a high risk group only experience mild to moderate symptoms.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1131526/game-of-thrones-star-kristofer-hivju-tests-positive-for-coronavirus

https://www.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital/chloe-lanier-shares-health-update

✂️ Celebrities; They’re Just Like Us…

I’ve never given myself a haircut while drunk, but when I had my first apartment, I did let my next door neighbor cut my hair when we’d been drinking. It wasn’t awful. And it grew out.

https://extratv.com/2020/03/25/p-nk-gave-herself-a-haircut-while-drinking-at-home-see-the-results/?adid=extra_eme_27439_2020-03-26_rightnow4

🗽 You Still Don’t Get Your Apple Back…

That Jill Zarin. Always full of surprises.

https://www.realitytea.com/2020/03/27/ally-shapiro-learned-jill-zarin-used-a-sperm-donor-to-conceive-her-by-snooping-through-jills-emails/

🦛 Something Fun…

While housebound, you can find loads of fun, free things on the internet. Museum and city tours, concerts, Doug the Pug’s workout on Instagram, and Fiona!

https://www.eonline.com/news/1131307/fiona-the-hippo-to-star-in-cincinnati-zoo-s-home-safari-video-series-amid-school-closures

🎼 Helping Ryan Rock…

The Half Moon song Beta listened to tonight was written by Emily Kinney who played Beth many seasons ago.

Stay safe out there.

Beta’s Half Moon Song on ‘The Walking Dead’: Full Video & Lyrics

March 26, 2020 – Nelle Refuses To Sign, Chefs Inspired By Gold, Farewell Chef Floyd, Strange Eatery, New Listing, Get Well Andy, Ramona Stays In, a Crossover & Don’t Say It

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I missed the first minute or so. Because I had extra time. Why that always happens, I have no clue.

Michael tells Nelle, he had the same condition as Wiley when he was a baby, and the same surgery. Nelle says the last time she checked, he wasn’t Wiley. Doesn’t elective mean he doesn’t need it? Monica says, it doesn’t mean it’s frivolous, and Michael says, Wiley will have a better quality of life. How can Nelle possibly object?

Laura visits Sonny, who asks if she wants coffee, while we’re totally distracted by the moss centerpiece. She says she wishes it was only a social visit, and he asks if he’s talking to the mayor, or is his friend in there? She thinks she can be both. As mayor, she’s there to ask for help; as a friend, she hopes he says yes. He asks what he can do for her, and she says, a new wave of drugs has hit the streets. He says she knows that’s not his business. He has nothing to do with that. She says, but he knows how it happened, doesn’t he?

At Rice Plaza, Chase tells Willow that he forgot his skates in the car. She says, it’s lucky Sasha, Michael, and Wiley aren’t there yet, and he leaves to get them. Willow leaves a message for Sasha, saying she hopes they’re still coming, and to call her back. Jason approaches her, and says he’s glad he ran into her. She says she is too. She wasn’t sure if she should call him. She had breakfast with her mom, and Harmony seemed nervous. And the way she was talking, Willow is worried. Jason says, she should be. Harmony is mixed up in something serious.

Sam asks Delores what she’s doing with Spinelli’s phone. Is he all right? Delores says, he’s in custody, and Sam asks, why? Delores says, before she sends him to lockup, she wants Sam to meet her in Queen’s Point, at a bar on the corner of Third and Main.

After running into Neil at the hospital, Alexis says their situation has been on her mind. Maybe she should find another meeting. Neil says she told him that she felt at home there, but she says, there are meetings all over town, and Neil’s office is there. He says his primary focus is on addiction recovery, which is why she was referred to him. She says, and look at where they are. He says they can handle it, and she says, like they handled meeting at the opera? He says they have to come up with a different strategy. As much as he knew about her, he never pegged her for a opera lover. She says she’s more of an enthusiast. She won’t buy a ticket, but she’ll go if she’s invited. He’s not sure if he believes that, and she says, keep calling her a liar, so it will dampen her regard for him. He says, it makes sense she would like opera, since she has operatic emotions. She asks if he’s calling her a drama queen, and her phone rings. He says, saved by the bell. It’s Sam, who says she needs Alexis’s help. Spinelli has been arrested. Alexis tells Sam to text her the address; she’s on her way. She tells Neil, it looks like she’s going to have to miss her meeting. She leaves, and Doc comes by. He asks Neil if everything is okay.

Sonny says Laura wanted him to clean up the waterfront; he thought they were on the same page. She says, a lot has happened since the shootout, and he says he’s done everything he can to make sure the situation didn’t escalate. She recalls a warehouse explosion, and he says, it housed an operation run by Cyrus. She says she can’t prove that, and Sonny says he’s just as concerned as she is about the drug problem. She says she knows he’s got guys out there, and that he’s reluctant to tell her what he knows. She knows about the code, and understands, but she needs him to understand that it’s not a battle if it becomes a war. If he can’t bring an end to this, she’ll have to step in, and come down hard on crime, and it might include him.

Jason tells Willow, Harmony is involved with some dangerous people. Willow asks, how? but he tells her, just be careful; keep her distance until this is over. She says, until what’s over? and he wonders if her mom has asked her for anything. Willow says it was all she could do to talk Harmony into meeting her for breakfast. Jason says, that’s good; it means Harmony is trying to protect her. She asks, from what? Is she involved in organized crime? He says he’s told her what he can. She says, sorry, but since he obviously knows what’s going on, can he look out for her mom? He says he’ll try.

Nelle says she researched Wiley’s condition on the internet. Sasha wonders if that makes Nelle an expert after five minutes, and Nelle says, Monica is a cardiologist, and can tell her if it’s right or wrong. It’s an elective surgery, which means it’s not necessary, right? Monica says, it means, at this moment, it isn’t an emergency. Michael says it’s a preventative measure to prevent Wiley from suffering more heart damage that could threaten his life. Nelle asks if that’s a fact or theory. It’s a risk she doesn’t think she wants to take.

Monica understands Nelle is scared. No parent welcomes their child having surgery. She says, Michael seems to. He’s ready to let them work on Wiley like a frog in a biology class. Sasha says, it could give Wiley a better quality of life, for the rest of his life. What’s wrong with her? How can she say no? Nelle says, why willingly expose Wiley to the danger of surgery, when he doesn’t need it? Michael says, what if he continues to have trouble breathing? What’s Nelle’s plan then?

Chase comes back, and tells Willow, it got hairy. There was a mother in a van with squabbling kids, who was parked dangerously close to him. He realizes she’s not listening, and asks, what’s going on? She says, Jason was just there. He told her that her mom is into something dangerous, and she should do everything possible to keep her distance. That shouldn’t be too hard, since Harmony has been pushing her away. Jason thinks Harmony is trying to protect her. Chase asks, from what? and she says, Jason knows, but won’t say. It’s freaking her out even more because he’s a mobster, or whatever the legal term is. Chase says, racketeering, and she says Jason has been kind to her, and he’s the one who got through to her mom. Now it sounds like her mom is into something more dangerous than Dawn of Day. He says he knows Willow is trying to see the best in her mom, since she turned her back on Shiloh, but he can see how she fell for Shiloh in the first place. Harmony seems fierce and strong… Willow says, but it’s not the first time she’s been taken in by something dangerous. She doesn’t think it’s about Harmony this time though. She thinks this time, it’s about her.

Sonny tells Laura, the situation is shifting, and Laura asks if he’s set something in motion. He tells her, all he can say is, steps have been taken to end this. His phone rings, and he steps away for a moment, but says, sorry. He thought it was Turning Woods. She asks how Mike is doing, and he says his dad doesn’t remember him half the time, but what he doesn’t let go of is bullets whizzing by his head, and hiding under the table in a pub in Bensonhurst, screaming that he wants it to stop. It’s haunting him. She says she’s sorry, and he says, that’s why this thing with Cyrus is going to end. Jason comes in, and asks if it’s official business. He can come back. Laura says Sonny was just reassuring her about the problem. She asks if Jason has anything to add, and he says he’s sure what Sonny told her is all she needs to know. She says, good answer. She’s surprised Sonny told her as much as he did. She tells Jason, don’t worry; Sonny wasn’t specific.

Neil shows Doc his new office, and Doc says, not bad at all. It’s good to have Neil there. Neil says he’s glad to be on staff, especially after that business with the board. Doc says he heard something was going on, yet here Neil is. It clearly worked out. Neil says, yeah, and Doc says, or not. Neil says Doc doesn’t know why he was under review? Doc says, Neil caught him. He understands Neil was accused of inappropriate behavior with a former patient. Neil says he’s sure Doc knows who it is; the rumor mill travels. Doc has a sneaking suspicion it’s Alexis.

Sam introduces Alexis and Delores, and Delores says, Sam brought her mother? Alexis says she’s not there in a parental capacity, but as Sam and Spinelli’s attorney. She’d like to confer with her client. Delores says, before she does, she wants to make sure Alexis is aware of their attempt to neutralize her. Alexis asks, how? and Delores says Sam sent her friend – Alexis’s client – to spy on her; to dig up dirt to leverage against her.  Alexis says, since they have Spinelli in custody, she can only guess it didn’t go well. Delores says, clearly his forte isn’t physical surveillance. Sam asks Spinelli if he’s okay, and he says only his pride is wounded. Alexis asks if Delores is suggesting Sam violated her parole, and Spinelli says he must speak. Sam had nothing to do with it. It was his idea, and she’s an innocent woman. Delores says, right. Whether Sam returns to Pentenville to finish her sentence is entirely up to her

Monica tells Nelle, it’s a simple procedure, but Nelle says, all she sees is Wiley under anesthesia with a tube in his mouth, and that in itself can have complications. Monica says, they have the best pediatric anesthetist in the state, and Nelle says, people can and have died under anesthesia. Monica says, mostly the elderly and the most vulnerable, and Nelle says, Wiley is a baby; he’s vulnerable. Michael says, with the exception of Wiley’s heart condition, he’s strong as an ox. Nelle says, what about contagion? and Monica says, they’ll do their best to keep Wiley safe. Nelle tells her, she’s read about doctors on the internet, who feel they have to prove something to get kickbacks. Monica says, the good news is, no one there has to prove a damn thing. It’s been proven just by them being there. If Nelle wants a second opinion, she has colleagues worldwide who will be glad to take a look, but Nelle says, they’ll just agree with her. Michael says, there’s a reason for that, and Monica says she’ll get Nelle the information anyway, and leaves. Sasha asks if Michael wants her to go, and Nelle says, that would be great, since Wiley is her and Michale’s son, not Sasha’s. Sasha says, she was asking Michael, and walks away. Michael ask Nelle, what the hell is wrong with her? She’s risking Wiley’s health; why? My suggestion: get Nelle off the internet.

Willow tells Chase, her mother said it herself; everything she does is for Willow, and how happy she was that Willow is with someone who can keep her safe. Chase says, he remembers, and she says, the only thing that makes sense is, someone is using her for leverage to make Harmony do things she doesn’t want to. Sasha calls, and Willow says she’s going to tell Sasha that they’re not in the mood for skating anymore. Sasha says she’s sorry; they forgot about the skating. Willow asks if something is wrong, and Sasha is afraid so. Wiley is in the hospital.

Doc says he saw Neil and Alexis earlier, and it looked intense. Neil says, it was; it always is. Doc says Neil had told him that he was having conflicting feelings for a patient. Neil says, and Doc told him not to cross the line, and he didn’t. Alexis stopped being his patient, but they’d run into each other, like at drag Bingo. Doc laughs, and Neil says, there was an impulsive kiss. They didn’t mean for it to go further, but the board got wind of it. Doc says, the two-year rule is for a reason. Neil says, it’s over, but Doc says, it didn’t look over.

Alexis asks what Spinelli was arrested for, and Delores says, unlawful surveillance in the second degree. She cites the code, adding that the victim’s image is taken when in a private moment. Alexis says, the peeping Tom law? and Delores says, it’s six-months in jail, and a fine of $1000. Alexis says, someone can only be arrested for that, if the video or photo catches the victim in the act of disrobing or having sex. So Delores can imagine what her next question is going to be.

Laura says Sonny isn’t going to give her any details, is he? and he says, no. He just wants her to know he’s concerned. She says, it’s not just a public safety concern for him, and he says, all she needs to know is that he’s keeping it under control. She says, okay. She has no choice but to take his word. He walks her to the door, and she leaves. Sonny senses Jason’s disapproval, and says Jason doesn’t think he should have said anything. Jason says he doesn’t understand why Sonny would give even a hint about what’s going on with Cyrus and Jordan.

Delores tells the cops holding Spinelli to go. Alexis says she’s sorry to have to ask, but when Spinelli photographed her, was she in the act of disrobing or sexual activity? Spinelli says it was an extracurricular activity, and they were in the back seat. Alexis says, one more word, and she’ll let him rot. Don’t speak; don’t breathe. She asks Delores, where were they? and Delores says she and the councilman were there to discuss a sensitive legal matter, and didn’t want reporters following them. Spinelli tells Sam that Delores was half-naked. Sam asks if he got a photo, but he says the car was rocking so much, any image was blurred. That’s when Delores and her lover apprehended him. Delores tells Alexis, her client as much as admitted his guilt. She can have him held until his sentencing, and he’ll be separated from his partner and daughter. Sam asks if Delores and Donald aren’t married to other people. If it goes to trial, that will come out, and be pretty embarrassing. Delores tells Alexis, as she sees it, Sam is clearly trying to blackmail her. She thinks if she threatens Delores, Delores will ease up on her parole, and allow her to see Jason. The terms of parole clearly state she can’t associate with a known felon. Alexis asks if there’s any way Delores will consider dropping the charges.

Delores says she might be willing to make this ugly incident disappear, and Alexis asks, in exchange for what? Delores says, Sam and Spinelli keeping silent about her relationship with Councilman Raskin. Sam says, and if she refuses? and Alexis tells her to quit while she’s ahead. Delores says, the councilman will face scandal, but Sam will be in Pentenville, along with Spinelli. Alexis asks Sam if she can do that. Then Delores will forget she was complicit in blackmail and extortion as well. San says, this is extortion, and Alexis tells her not to make it worse. Shut up and take the deal.

Michael says, Nelle just wants to make him suffer; that’s why she’s refusing to sign. She’s hurting his son to hurt him. She says, not everything she does is about him, and he says she tried to talk Chase into having him killed. She left him do die, and put someone else’s dead baby in his arms, claiming it was his son. Should he keep going? She says, this has nothing to do with him. She’s protecting her son. He’s not going to die any time soon. Give her time. He says she’s not a doctor, and she won’t have a say when she’s excluded in the custody arrangement.

Jason says, when Cyrus is released, Laura is going to realize it’s part of their plan, and when he turns up dead, she’ll suspect their involvement. Sonny says, so will everybody. Even if somebody else gets to him before they do, they’ll be the prime suspects, but no one will be able to prove it’s them.

Sam says, fine. She won’t breath a word. Delores asks if Alexis can guarantee Sam and Spinelli will abide by the agreement, and Alexis says, if they don’t, she’ll personally drop them off at the Queen’s Point PD. Delores says they both know where they stand, and she won’t be intimidated. She’s going to be even more vigilant. Sam says, it’s harassment, and Delores says, it’s law enforcement. Delores leaves, and Spinelli tells Sam that he’s sorry. She says it was her one shot to get out from under Delores’s thumb; now what? Alexis says that’s not the question Sam should asking. Sam should be asking, what the hell was she thinking?

Nelle tells Michael, the law is on her side. Even without full custody, she’s still Wiley’s mother, and has a say. She’s going to visit her son. She stomps off, and Monica asks if Michael made any headway. He says, not even close, and Sasha asks what he’s going to do. He asks what options he has. How much danger is Wiley in? Willow and Chase join them, and Willow asks, what’s going on? How’s Wiley? Michael says, okay at the moment, and Monica says she’s going to check on him. Chase asks, what’s the problem? and Sasha says, like usual – Nelle.

Alexis tells Sam, of all the insanely stupid things she could have done, it was a terrible choice to blackmail her parole officer. Sam says she was thinking she wanted her family together. Alexis says, she made a decision that almost got Spinelli arrested, and her sent back to Pentenville. Delores is going to be watching now, and will send her back if she so much as drives a car without a seatbelt, and it’s her right to do it. Sam asks if Alexis is agreeing with Delores, and Alexis says Delores is doing her job. When Sam was granted parole, the agreement said she wasn’t to associate with a known felon. Instead of following the rules, she did what she wanted. Did she think of Scout and Danny? Sam says, Jason is Danny’s father, and the closest thing Scout has to one. All she wants is her family put back together. Alexis says, that’s what will happen if she holds out for two years, but Sam says, two years is a long time. Alexis says she knows exactly how long it is, but it’s Sam’s job as a parent to stick it out and suck it up. Do what she needs to get through it. Sam says, of course (🍷) Alexis would say that, and Alexis asks what Sam means.

Michael tells Willow, even though he’s Wiley’s guardian at the moment, both parents need to consent to the surgery because it’s elective. Willow says, if it gets worse, how bad can things get? Michael says, in the worst case, Wiley’s heart will deteriorate, and he’ll need an operation to save his life. Willow says they can’t risk it. Wiley needs to have the surgery now. Sasha says, it’s more important than ever that Michael win sole custody. Nelle is suddenly there, and asks, who says Michael is going to win?

Doc asks Neil, concerning him and Alexis, what did they decide? They can make the conversation confidential by Doc treating Neil as a patient. There’s a knock at the door, and Neil says, hold that thought. Laura comes in, and Neil says if the mayor was looking for her husband, Doc is helping him break in his new office. Laura says, it’s a nice surprise, but she actually came to see him. He asks to what he owes the pleasure, and she says, Port Charles is facing a crisis, and she needs his help.

Sonny tells Jason, there can’t be any evidence; nothing that ties it to them. Jason says, there won’t be, and Sonny says he doesn’t think anyone is going to shed tears about Cyrus’s death; they’ll be relieved. Jason says, and Laura? Sonny says, she wants the problem solved, and they’re solving the problem. He’s going to bring peace back to Port Charles.

Sam says she doesn’t know what the hell happened to Alexis. It’s not the drinking, and it’s not Julian, but Alexis became a pushover who plays by the rules and refuses to fight. Alexis says Sam doesn’t know what she’s been fighting, and Sam says Alexis cooperated with the board when she could have questioned the system, so they would question it too. Alexis says, it’s not that simple, and Sam says, what about Neil? Is there a connection? Does he make Alexis feel good? Then why the hell not fight for him? Alexis says, it wasn’t an option, but Sam says, it’s too difficult. Alexis is afraid she’ll get in trouble. She was never scared before. She used to be persistent. She was Sam’s hero, but now she obeys the rules, and sits back. She doesn’t do anything Sam used to admire. Sam wanted to be like her, and now Sam just feels sorry for her.

Nelle tells Michael, it’s rare for the father to get sole custody, and he says, it’s not common, but it’s not rare. Willow adds, unless the mother is unfit. Nelle says she didn’t give her baby up, and Willow says at least she didn’t hand her baby to someone on the side of the road. Nelle says, as of right now, Wiley is healthy and happy, and she promised to protect him from anyone poking around inside him or harming him. Willow suggests, if Nelle wants that, stay away from him. Nelle says she’s going to do everything in her power to keep her promise, and protect her son. She walks away, and Sasha asks if Michael is okay. He says he’s not letting Nelle into Wiley’s life. She’s done enough to jeopardize his health. Willow says, he doesn’t have a choice. He needs to do whatever it takes to get full custody.

Jason tells Sonny, he ran into Willow, and gave her a heads up about Harmony. Sonny says, good. She helped Kristina, and he doesn’t want her in the line of fire. He doesn’t want anyone traumatized like his father is. Jason asks if Mike hasn’t recovered from what happened in Brooklyn, and Sonny says, the opposite. He’s been worse. Jason says he’s sorry to hear that, and asks if there’s anything he can do. Sonny says, when he was at Turning Woods, Mike was there with Brook, and he was having a great time. Brook said, when things are cloudy, the things he remembers mostly are about Sonny’s family. Not recent things, but old memories; ancient history. That’s what comforts him. Sonny’s phone rings, and he tells Jason, it’s Turning Woods.

Sam tells Alexis, she’s so sorry. She didn’t mean what she said. She’s really angry at Delores. Alexis is right; she was selfish, desperate, and stupid. She asks if Alexis accepts her apology, and Alexis says, of course (🍷). She just needs a little time. Spinelli interjects that the jalapeno poppers are on the way. Sam says, talk to her, and Alexis says she will, but not right now. She just needs space. Sam suggests she and Spinelli go home to their kids; they almost didn’t have them. Alexis says she’ll call Sam tomorrow, and Spinelli says, on behalf of Ellie, Georgie, and himself, he thanks her for her help. They leave, and Alexis stands at the bar. The bartender puts a shot in front of her, and says it looks like she’s having a hard night. He thought she could use a drink.

Neil asks what Laura needs him to do, and she says, Port Charles has a new drug lord in town, who’s flooding the streets with his product. She has to find a way to stay ahead. She’s talked with the heads of GH, and they’re going to open a clinic, his area of expertise. Doc says Neil’s reputation precedes him, but they did ask what he thought. Laura says Doc sang Neil’s praises about a seminar he gave, and Neil asks if he’ll be working with Laura’s husband. She says, that’s up to him, and Doc says, it’s not his specialty, but he’d be happy to help. Neil says, great. They can talk as soon as he puts an idea together for the clinic. He and Doc can catch up later. Doc asks if Neil doesn’t want to continue their discussion, and Laura apologizes for interrupting. Neil says they can catch up any time. He likes to give recovering patients the dignity they deserve. Laura says he’s just he guy she was looking for, and Neil leaves to talk to the head of the department.

Alexis remembers Sam saying she cooperated instead of fighting back, and the meeting with the board at Neil’s review. She thinks about Neil telling her that he doesn’t want to say goodbye to his career, or her, and wondering how they can pretend it never happened. She remembers saying that’s immaterial; he has his practice back. She downs the shot, as I say, nooo.

Tomorrow, Trina talks to Josslyn about Cameron, Carly says she’ll deal with Nelle, and Alexis asks for another drink.

🥙 On Top Chef tonight, there was no quickfire challenge. Instead, the chefs were to explore L.A.’s food scene, using the late food critic Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants of L.A. Less a food critic than food lover, Gold was the only food critic to have won a Pulitzer Prize, and his guide includes unique food trucks, mom and pop cafés, and ethnic cuisine. In the elimination challenge, the chefs were instructed to create a dish from anything that inspired them during their exploration – a dish they loved, a story they heard, or food they tasted. At the Union Square train station, they would be serving 200 guests who knew Jonathan personally, along with guest judge Ruth Reichl, a foodie extraordinaire. Tom said Gold wrote about what he loved, and if you cook what you love, you’ll make great food.

After their exploration, the chefs went shopping at Whole Foods, which was probably the last thing they felt like doing after all that eating. Being a close friend of Gold’s, it was an emotional challenge for Padma. Out of the top three – Kevin, Nini, and Bryan – Kevin was tonight’s winner, with a pork and mushroom terrine, involving his granny’s apple butter, which was a major hit with Ruth. He told the judges that he had a personal connection with the challenge, as he had spent a long time battling an illness, and didn’t know if he’d still be cooking, or even be there at all. He proved to himself that his journey wasn’t over. Ruth thought the bottom three – Angelo, Stephanie, and Eric – had forgotten food was supposed to be delicious. Ouch! Angelo had to pack up his knives, since his tuna crudo was overly sweet, and the components never came together. In Angelo’s interview, he said he thought his dish was balanced, but wasn’t letting his circumstances define him, as he moved on to Last Chance Kitchen.

Next time, the chefs visit a museum, and are challenged to interpret a work of art on a plate.

🍽 No Worries Here…

But I’d be remiss not to include a Top Chef’s passing. Please note, he had not only felt ill after traveling overseas, but went to the hospital, which oddly, can be the worst place for a sick person.

https://ny.eater.com/2020/3/25/21193746/floyd-cardoz-chef-dies-covid-19

https://www.eonline.com/news/1134312/top-chef-masters-winner-floyd-cardoz-dead-at-59-after-testing-positive-for-coronavirus

🍤 An L.A. Legend…

I’ve only been to Los Angeles once, for a V convention. Unfortunately, it was a first for the people who put the convention together, and we had little time to go to the bathroom, much less explore the city. But while I didn’t get to experience the food that the Top Chef contestants did tonight, one place I did get to eat at was Clifton’s Cafeteria, probably the weirdest restaurant I’ve ever seen. The food was fantastic, and incredibly cheap, so we ate like kings for a couple of bucks. Sadly, it’s since closed, but forever imbedded in my memory, will be the woodland scenes tucked into every nook and cranny possible, like some weird Disney show that ended up on the Food Network.

https://secretlosangeles.com/is-cliftons-forest-themed-cafeteria-closed-for-good/

https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/photos-historic-cliftons-cafeteria-through-the-decades

💰 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles begins its new season on May 5th.

🧸 Wishing Andy Well…

You can’t keep a good Bravolebrity down.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1133097/andy-cohen-tests-positive-for-coronavirus

https://www.eonline.com/news/1134119/andy-cohen-calls-being-separated-from-his-son-the-very-worst-part-of-his-coronavirus-experience

🏡 Quarantine Makes Strange Bedfellows…

I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1134262/ramona-singer-talks-andy-cohen-s-coronavirus-diagnosis-self-quarantining-with-ex-mario

🐉 Blink and You Missed It…

In last Sunday’s episode, Westworld gave a nod to Game of Thrones.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/westworld-just-killed-off-this-surviving-game-of-thrones-character/

🧾 Every Day Is Saturday…

While right now, Friday doesn’t exactly have the same connotation it usually does, you’ve made it through week one. No one likes rules, but hopefully, everyone is behaving like adults. New Jersey was just declared a major disaster area, but I’ve been telling people it was for years now.

And now, and explanation on why instructions have to be compulsory.

January 29, 2020 – The Scoop On GH, Jennifer Is a Jerk, New Same Old House, Another Ripple, Another Loss, Handsy Jax, Don’t Do It, I’m With Beau, a Reprieve, It’s Coming & the Drug Is Love

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Here’s what I got. Supposedly, ABC is letting the new episodes loose now. I checked their site, and it’s showing the episode with the shootouts, so I’m ahead by two. When this airs on real TV, I’m not sure, but if the site has them, On Demand should have them too. On Demand has been akin to the devil during this blackout, listing an episode as new, when it’s a random rerun. Merry Christmas, Shiloh! Anyway, I’ll keep my eye out for news, and recap again as soon as they’ve caught up to me.

What ABC says:

https://abc.com/shows/general-hospital/news/gh-news/abc-to-resume-airing-original-unaired-episodes-of-general-hospital

What Soaps In Depth said:

https://www.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital/new-episodes-return-today?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9641&recip_id=5057&list_id=9

About Brando (and it sounds like a good theory):

https://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2020/general-hospital-spoilers-is-brando-corbin-an-undercover-cop-devs-father-back-from-the-dead-determined-to-take-down-sonny/?fbclid=IwAR2xqVwcZ-m3gmlynMuM3xrrh5WQnhbShobObg2hSuH8pRz5pnTGYullwis

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

When we last left, Jennifer had tossed a fork and plate at Melissa in a restaurant because she has absolutely no manners whatsoever. She said, blah-blah-blah, don’t talk about my kids, when no one was talking about them. She’s one of those people who likes to change the narrative to suit themselves, and it’s working my last nerve. Apparently, Melissa’s was also being worked, since she said she wanted to pop Jennifer one. Jennifer left, staring daggers at Melissa the whole way to the car, and since we’re in middle school, Teresa and Dolores went with her. Marge wondered why Teresa always leaves with the uninjured party, which is a good question. The topic of Jackie not eating was addressed, and Jackie explained that people don’t understand about how difficult it is getting past an eating disorder. We saw a clip of her watching a video of her younger, overweight self with her father, and he said, it was almost worth it. While I’m sure he didn’t mean it in a malicious way, that’s really an awful thing to say. She told Marge and Melissa about eating only apples and canned tuna during a trip to Mexico with her husband, and putting herself into treatment when they got back.

In the car, Jennifer claimed she didn’t want people criticizing Jackie, when she seems to be the only one doing that. As soon as they got back to the house, she started making noises about leaving, and of course the other Musketeers, Dolores and Teresa, said they’d go too; Teresa saying, since they all came together, they would leave together. When Jennifer told Jackie that she’d be leaving, in Jackie’s interview, she suggested Jennifer take her kooky tequila-ass self and walk back to NJ. I couldn’t have agreed more. Melissa asked Teresa to stay, and Jackie wondered if she was back in high school. (Thank you.) Teresa decided she didn’t want to choose friends over family, and in a rare move, did the right thing and stayed. Jackie said she’d wanted the weekend to heal wounds, but it was worse than ever.

The guys also got together over the weekend – Joes #2 and #3, and Frank Sr. – for drinks. It wasn’t lost on me how when the men get together, the atmosphere is the opposite of the women getting together. The guys always encourage each other, and have a lot of laughs. If there are any altercations, they’re solved in ten seconds with a beer. They have so much more fun than the women do, and no one throws anything. Well, maybe a football. In the Hamptons, the remaining women – Jackie, Marge, Melissa, and Teresa – went out to dinner to a restaurant on the water (gorgeous!), and somehow it was uneventful. Probably because Jennifer had taken her tequila-ass self home.

Back in New Jersey, Melissa told Joe #2 that Jennifer got gangster on her, and asked why crazy people intrigue Teresa. Joe said Teresa was going through something, and they give her attention. Despite her legal/financial troubles, Marge was celebrating 20 years in business, and invited Marge Sr. for a visit. She said she worried about Marge Sr. more than Marge Sr. worried about her, and now that Marge Sr. was in Manhattan, she felt like a kid again, who didn’t want her mom to go to work and leave her alone.

Teresa met Joe #2 for drinks and apps, and told him about Not-So-Juicy Joe saying no one would want her, since she had so much baggage. Joe #1 said Not-So-Juicy was just trying to mess with her head. On the way to taking the girls to see their dad, Teresa realized she’d forgotten her wallet, and they had no ID. The problem was, they were already an hour and a half into the trip, and had to be there at a certain time. To be continued…

🤽🏼‍♀️ Tonight, Bravo aired a half hour of a Summer House retrospective/sneak peek of the new season. The best blast from the past was Amanda saying Kyle was like one of those little dogs humping your leg. You just want to kick him off. And then getting engaged to him. As for the future, from what Kyle told us, we should expect them to act like family – drunk, obnoxious, and dysfunctional, but in a loving way. While I think all families are dysfunctional to a degree because they involve people, he’s not describing my family. Although it might explain why he’s the way he is. There will be a few new faces, and the good news or bad news, depending on how you feel about the show, is that the people are all still awful.

🏀 A Sad Six Degrees…

That crash was far reaching, and a lesson in how temporary our life here is.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/27/christina-mauser-who-was-killed-in-helicopter-crash-with-kobe-bryant-coached-shannon-beadors-daughters/

💔 Another Farewell…

Bidding adieu to a grande dame of the soap world.

https://soaphub.com/days-of-our-lives/beloved-soap-veteran-marj-dusay-passes-away-at-83/?fbclid=IwAR3hmf_67w-p6Oz5H6iNfR43FMVGlY0LffgsMFxvWDH-JhwdIRR4P_wb-fA

🍹 Hunk Being a Matter Of Perspective…

And how did Lance Bass get involved?

https://radaronline.com/videos/vanderpump-rules-jax-taylor-handsy-with-stripper-bachelor-party/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🍾 Brittany Continues To Get Jaxxed…

Watch What Happens Live viewers gave their marriage six years, but how do we know she doesn’t just want to torture him for life?

https://starmagazine.com/photos/vpr-jax-taylor-lies-strip-club-brittany-cartwright/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🍜 It’s Not About the Pasta Either…

For the record, I’m on Beau’s side. Tom seemed cool early on, but he’s kind of a d*ck.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/stassi-schroeder-tom-sandoval-fight-tomtom-book/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

👠 The Queen Of Second Chances…

I doubt there’s much LVP doesn’t have the power to do, but she does tend to give many do-overs.

https://radaronline.com/photos/lisa-vanderpump-rules-doesnt-have-power-firemax-boyens-racist-tweets/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🐲 If We’re Still Here In 2022…

And maybe old George will have those books finished by then.

https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/house-of-the-dragon-release-date-and-everything-el/2900-3356/

💋 Because It’s Almost Valentine’s Day…

Okay, it’s not that close, but this never gets old. They’re like Riff Raff and Magenta 2.0, and Oscar Isaac is yummy.

January 24, 2020 – Still Waiting With a Side of Updates, 90 Day Rewind, Donnalicious, a Real Peach, Wives News, Off Probation, LalaCast, GoT Redux, a Farewell, Nearly Ten Quotes & Have a Happy Rat Year

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

So what do General Hospital and the trial coverage have in common? General Hospital has been on for fifty years, and the same information is being repeated for what feels like fifty years. Seriously, when this is over, these people should get newscaster jobs. They also love to repeat things over and over.

The scoop (or as much of it as we have):

https://www.inquisitr.com/5853008/general-hospital-update-impeachment-preemptions/

A message:

https://www.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital/message-regarding-preemptions?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9392&recip_id=5057&list_id=9

The spoilers:

https://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2020/general-hospital-spoilers-brando-corbin-johnny-wactor-back-from-the-dead-sonny-demands-answers-from-carlys-savior/?fbclid=IwAR1KmPqLrFotd-KgiooLEsPh3vRNERGMKy6kW2BnNB9htRspbBuMA8_eJVs

This pretty much says it all:

💍 Catching Up With 90…

I figured since GH is on hiatus, and this Friday had a gap (I will forever miss you, Z Nation <sniff>), I’d give you the skinny on the latest 90 Day Fiancé couplings. I am obsessed with this franchise. So much so, I can’t even recap it – I want to take in every second. While I love all of the spin-offs (this could give Law and Order and CSI a run for their money, even put together), my favorite is Pillow Talk/Watch Party, where former cast members watch the latest show, and give commentary. The only thing better than watching TV, is watching other people watch TV. The original is back for a new season, and here’s where they are, in case you want to take the plunge.

American dude Mike and Natalie, a beauty from the Ukraine, seemed to be on shaky ground from the start. Mostly because Natalie’s method of communication is to bore holes in Mike with her eyes, and expect him to know what’s going on in her head. And what’s going on in her head is ridiculous. Mike went to the Ukraine to help her get a K-1 visa, and his time ran out while it was still hung up in the process. During a joint interview, where they were asked if they loved one another, Mike was quick to say yes, while Natalie hemmed and hawed, and said love would come as they got to know one another. Since they were already engaged, this didn’t exactly thrill Mike, causing Natalie to react like a petulant child. She literally threw the ring into his suitcase, but then ended up accompanying him to the airport when she didn’t get the desired response – which was that he should put the ring back on her finger, apologize (for what, was unclear), and sweep her into his arms. She ended up accompanying him to the airport, where she continued to bore holes into him until he left. This was definitely left up in the air.

Finnish lovely Jasmin arrived in America to meet with her fiancé Blake, and so far, it’s a match made in disaster. They have absolutely nothing in common (that I can see anyway), and even worse, Jasmin is a teetotaler/health nut who gets miffed every time Blake dares to have an alcoholic beverage. It doesn’t stop there though. Jasmin refused to get to know his friends, and answered all their questions with barely monosyllabic answers. The topper came when Blake’s best friend was having a birthday. They were supposed to go to a more intimate dinner with just the two couples and on to a party, but Jasmin begged Blake for a dinner alone with him first. This wouldn’t have been so bad if she hadn’t then refused to go the party, and decided to visit her sister instead, who happens to live nearby. I don’t think it takes a Sherlock to figure out there might be some ulterior motive here. Even the sister is telling her that she’s behaving badly. I would have packed this one back to Finland by now.

American born Tania and Syngin from South Africa would be a match made in heaven, if it weren’t for the fact that Tania is a self-centered twit. Syngin has it all; he’s good-looking, articulate, funny, and a hard worker. While he’s not allowed to have a job until he has a green card, he’s still proven his diligence by doing anything and everything that needs to be done, from garden work to revamping a shed for their living space on her mother’s property. A shed Tania was supposed to have finished by the time he got there, but surprise! there was nothing done. As a reward for being such a great guy, Tania took off for 30 out of their 90 days to attend a workshop on natural healing in Costa Rica. Since this is her chosen career, and they agreed it was an investment in their future, Syngin was cool with it. He wasn’t so cool with Tania getting sh*tfaced on the weekends with her classmates, and refusing to call him when she got back to where she was staying. It wasn’t even her getting wasted that he minded, although what he didn’t see was her also flirting shamelessly with any halfway decent dude at the bar. All he wanted was to know she was safe after her night out, because, you know, she was getting blackout drunk in a foreign country. Because her world revolves around herself, Tania failed to see how this was anything but being possessive and harshing her buzz. And even though Syngin had toted and fetched for her mother 24/7 while she was gone, when she came back, Tania was pissed that Syngin hadn’t investigated woodworking courses as she’d instructed him to. Never mind he’s in a foreign country where he knows no one, has no real money, and she left him hanging five minutes after he got there. My advice: Run, Syngin. Run.

Angela from America and Michael from Nigeria are back and badder than ever. I never thought they’d last, much less be riding the Fiancé franchise for this long. Sadly, Michael’s K-1 visa was denied, although it’s unclear as to why. This often seems to be the case, where the applicant is kept in the dark over important particulars. When a visa is denied, the couple has two options. They can appeal the denial or get married in the country of the applicant, and reapply. No surprise, Michael’s family is pushing for the marriage in Nigeria, while Angela wants to be surrounded by her family and friends. Michael shed real tears while giving the news to Angela, so she hopped on the next flight to see him. In the meantime, Michael also told his friends, who have given him grief about the relationship and had gotten in an altercation with Angela on her last trip, to piss off. This is when I started thinking maybe he actually cares for her. With the two being at odds as to how to approach the denial, their reunion started off on shaky ground. It didn’t get any better when, at a gathering of his relatives, their age gap (22 years, with Angela being older) became an issue when the subject of children came up. Michael’s uncle suggested that if Angela’s one remaining egg couldn’t produce progeny, he should have kids with someone else. Needless to say, this didn’t go over too big with Angela. It’s just one more argument in the long line that is their relationship.

American Robert and Anny from the Dominican Republic are a perfect match, just not for each other. Robert has a four-year-old son who he co-sleeps with, while Anny is more interested in another type of threesome. While Anny isn’t behaving like any prize, Robert also misrepresented himself, telling her that he’d buy her clothes when she got there and not to bring anything, and saying he’d take care of all her needs. If her needs were a small one-bedroom for two and a half people, and clothing from the second-hand store, then they were met, but her dreams were a little bigger than that. While their trip to a strip club for her birthday, at her suggestion and complete with a lap dance for her, was a little awkward; him taking her to look at an apartment, only to tell her he’d just signed a one-year lease where they already were, was downright mean. He gave her a give-it-time speech, but I’m not so sure she’s willing to wait. And to be fair, it’s not what she signed up for. I’m also not so sure he wants the stepmother of his son to be quite so freewheeling sexually.

Emily from America met Russian Sasha while she was teaching English in his country. They got to know each other so well, she was pregnant by the time they were on the show. Now they’re living in America, preparing to wed, and Emily has had the baby, but hasn’t shed the baby weight. Fitness coach Sasha has taken this as a personal challenge to get his family healthy, which I think is code for getting Emily to drop a few pounds. In a bold move, he started tossing anything he deemed junk into the garbage, while Emily wailed that the veggie chips were fat free. He doesn’t exactly seem too hands-on with being a father either, and did I mention he has two ex-wives who he also got pregnant before marriage? Sounds like a pattern to me. Still, I think this could go either way. We’re down to getting the wedding dress.

American Michael met Brazilian model Juliana while in Croatia. After a rocky start, and a denied visa, Juliana is now in the US. Another couple with a big age gap (19 years, with Michael being older), Michael has an ex-wife and two children. You’d think this would be a hurdle, but you’d be wrong. His children are a delight, wise beyond their years, and his ex has become Juliana’s biggest ally, even going wedding dress shopping with her. Juliana has also been married before, but it was more of an arranged situation, where she was mistreated, and she split. There was a shaky moment, where Michael suggested a prenup (he has a few bucks), but seriously failed in explaining it to Juliana, who freaked out because he’d dropped out of her life once before when she was still in Brazil. Wisely, he scrapped this idea, and we’re at the wedding. Since I read they’re in the process of adopting her niece and nephew, hopefully, this one lasts.

The one that already didn’t last was Anna from America and Mursel from Turkey. I would have bet the farm on this one at the beginning too. Drawn together online with a shared love of beekeeping, neither one knew the other’s language when he arrived to begin the 90 days. Her two sons weren’t thrilled, mostly the older one, but how could two beekeepers not make it? They were so cute together in their bee suits. Anna had picked out her dress, when she decided Mursel keeping her children a secret from his family was a no for her. She insisted he tell them, and the reaction was not good. During FaceTime with his mother, Mursel got honest, and his mother told him to come home, saying that Anna was no good. As if this wasn’t bad enough, he made it sound like he’d just found out, when he knew all along. When his mother called Anna a deceptive liar, he made no move to correct her. No matter how much Anna cried and begged, Mursel packed his bags, and went home to mommy and daddy. The worst part was, as he was headed to the plane, he turned around and came back to Anna. Both Anna and the viewers thought he’d changed his mind, but he had only returned for another tearful goodbye. I’m all for respecting one’s family, but he’s 35.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1113701/is-the-perfect-world-shattered-for-90-day-fiance-s-mike-and-natalie?source=email&medium=emn-content-4&cmpid=morning-a&content=emn-news

👧🏼  I’ll Have What She’s Having…

I’m using the fact that she was on GH to justify including this, but I swear, every time I see Donna Mills, I’m startled. She’s nearly 80, and doesn’t look much different than she did when she was on Knots Landing. Either she has one helluva plastic surgeon or miracle genes.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/18/donna-mills-reflects-on-knots-landing-40-years-later-sexual-harassment-in-hollywood/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20200118&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8541949-711673032

🍑 NeNe NewsNews…

Reminiscent of Flavor of Love.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/16/nene-leakes-tries-to-spit-on-kenya-moore-in-rhoa-mid-season-trailer/

They’ll have to pry that peach out of her cold, dead hand.

https://extratv.com/2020/01/21/is-nene-leakes-leaving-the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/?adid=extra_eme_27356_2020-01-21_rightnow6

🏃🏻‍♀️ All the News That’s Fit To Run From…

Coast to coast Housewives.

https://pagesix.com/video/denise-richards-alleged-affair-and-more-housewives-news/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20200124&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8557701-711673032

🥂 Much Ado About Uber…

Publicity for LuAnn is a double edged Chambord.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/13/luann-de-lesseps-now-drinking-responsibly-accepts-ride-home-from-stranger/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20200114&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8529823-711673032

💋 Lala and…

I love how she thought up a podcast name that could be changed just in case. Planning is everything.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/17/lala-kent-and-randall-emmett-launch-podcast/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20200118&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8541949-711673032

✍️ Write Faster…

One of my greatest fears is that George R.R. Martin will die before he finishes these books.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/23/game-of-thrones-fans-may-finally-get-their-wish-a-new-ending/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20200123&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8554178-711673032

🖐 So Long Mr. Lacey…

And my favorite Willie.

https://popculture.com/celebrity/2020/01/23/john-karlen-dead-86-dark-shadows-cagney-lacey-actor/?fbclid=IwAR0sOLsMypfpxY4oPYXU81xkZ6SqICQPb_uXGCQIYgy99GxrvE3lmNyMHoA

🗣 Quotes of the Week

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same.C. JoyBell C.

The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.Tricia Cunningham

Hey, fellas – stop manspreading. – Awkwafina, the new voice of an NYC subway train. And the voice of reason.

Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever. – Wil Zeus

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. – Doris Mortman

If you have a boy, you only have to worry about one penis. If you have a girl, you have to worry about them all. – Herb (Ryan Stiles), Two and a Half Men

I am not good at noticing when I’m happy, except in retrospect.Tana French

If you ask me I don’t think there are any such things as curses. I think there is only life. That’s enough. – Junot Diaz

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.Ovid

🐭  Pay No Attention To That Rabbit…

It’s the year of the rat. Happy Lunar New Year!

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

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What I Watched Today

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

 

The Walking Dead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🎃 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop…

So much Halloween.

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

Heidi’s Halloween.

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

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

TV personalities dress up.

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

Daytime dresses up.

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

👴 42 Is the New Old…

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

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

😕 Jim Edmonds, D-Bag Or D-Bag…?

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

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

The accusations.

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

Jim claps back.

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

The nanny speaks.

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

Headed for divorce.

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

Maybe not.

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

📺 Desperately Real Housewife…

Vicki grasps at storyline straws.

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

🙇 The Countess Can Relax…

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

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

Remember Him…?

No reason you should. I don’t.

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

Seriously. The Final Word…

I would have never suspected Varys.

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

🐎 A Little Will…

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

I never met a man I didn’t like

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

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

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

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

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

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

🍂 November Song…

Officially moving on from Halloween.

 

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2019 – Halloween Prep, a Masked Man Revealed, Million Dollar Finale, New Nik, Sam, Halloween Past & Halloween Present

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

 

👻 Due to decorating and preparing for little monsters demanding candy, today’s GH  recap will be less detailed, since I was quickly watching it at 2 am. A disappointment or a blessing – you decide. While we used to get 80 to 100+ kids, sadly, the powers that be have decided trick-or-treaters over the age of twelve, can be hit with a misdemeanor. Now we get half the kids. No surprise that NJ government has figured out yet another way to poop on everyone’s party. Hope the editing isn’t too wonky. God knows I am, and I only ate one Kit-Kat bar. Moving on…

General Hospital

The first thing we see is a dude taking a shower. We don’t see his face, but we see a signet ring on the vanity. Could it be…?

Chaperoning the PCHS Halloween Dance, Dustin is dressed as a busker. Cameron (a 50s teen), Josslyn (an 80s teen), Trina (an angel), and Dev (a football player) arrive together. No surprise, Lulu comes as Mary Poppins.

Neil shows up to keep an eye on Alexis at the hospital, relieving Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her boyfriend, Captain America, so they can go to the MetroCourt. At the MetroCourt, Kendra shows up, dressed as a mermaid. Valentin continues to yap to Nina about how important Helena’s portrait must be, and Ava has her listening ears on, as Judge Judy would say. Jax wonders if the treasure isn’t in the painting, but is the painting. Laura thinks it would be just like Helena to have them chase their tails when what they’re looking for is right in front of them. Laura wants to be the one to bring Valentin down. She couldn’t bear to lose Spencer the way she lost Nikolas.

Funny how in the next scene, we see the dude with the ring again. And we see a mask. Could it be…?

Sam meets her cellmate. It’s Cassandra. I find it a little hard to believe that Cassandra would act like a streetfighter, but okay.

Cameron and Josslyn commiserate. They both wish it was two years ago. Cameron tells Josslyn he has a way to make the dance more bearable, and shows her his hidden liquor.

Buzz Lightyear (Chase) and Cowgirl Jessie (Willow) arrive at the MetroCourt.

Jordon continues to worry about TJ and Molly committing too soon.

Valentin whines that Laura sees something he doesn’t in the portrait. Ava thinks perhaps there’s more the painting than she thought. The dude from the shower with the ring arrives wearing the mask. Jax wants to talk to Hayden, but she’s busy at the hospital.

Cassandra acts large, in charge, and immediately tries to walk all over Sam.

Valentin asks Ava what a painting by J. Garrin might be worth. She says five figures, unless it’s a puzzle, asking if the painting of Helena might contain a secret message. Laura literally runs into Nikolas the masked dude.

Josslyn wonders what Cameron is doing with liquor, and he says he thought it would make the dance more fun, or at least easier for them. She’s not sure that’s the way to go, especially since he’s on probation. She also reminds him that they’re at the dance with Trina and Dev. Ava calls Trina, wondering about the receipt for the painting, and Trina tells her that Dev got it from the trash barge, but they’d said it was okay for him to take it. Laura apologizes to the masked dude, and he says nothing, following Ava to the elevator. The doors close before he can get in.

Molly introduces herself and TJ to Kendra, saying Alexis raves about her all the time. TJ adds, Alexis swears by the results of the supplement Kendra gave her. Kendra describes it as, the right amount of elements to put the world in order.

Neil offers Alexis a ride home. Hayden apologizes to Finn again. He’s still trying to wrap his head around the fact that his daughter even exists. Hayden says, going forward, she wants Violet to be closer to her father.

Sam tells Cassandra that she has to prep for her trial. Cassandra says they have her dead to rights, on two continents, and in the Caribbean. Sam asks what Cassandra did, and Cassandra asks, here, or in the Hague? Sam asks who she is, and she says, Cassandra Pierce, but Sam can call her boss.

Finn asks what part he’s going to play in Violet’s life, and she asks, what part does he want to play?

Ava checks out the portrait again, remarking, Trina was right; it is creepy. She wonders why anyone would want Helena on their wall, and why so many are interested in her portrait.

Sasha tries to be nice to Nina, but she’s not having it. She thanks Sasha for reminding her of what she lost and she’ll never have again. She doesn’t even want to look at Sasha, but says she’ll soon be in prison. Unless Michael buys her freedom. Willow interrupts, telling Nina, that’s enough.

Curtis thinks Jordan is comparing TJ and Molly to her own life, and marrying too young. She admits they’re more mature than she was, but says that still doesn’t mean they should get married so young.

Lulu tells Dustin about traveling the world when she was a kid. She’s happy to have settled down now, and asks Dustin if he’s happy, and did he always want to be a teacher. He tells her that he had ideas for his life, but life had other plans. Cameron talks Josslyn into partaking, but she wants to drink outside. Trina tries to chat up Dev. Dev notices Cameron and Josslyn are gone, and Trina kisses him. He says he likes her, just not in that way. I go, ugh. Nobody wants to hear that. She says his loss, and asks if he’s interested in someone else.

Cameron and Josslyn drink on deck. They talk about Oscar and Franco. Cameron says he’s not allowed to miss Franco, because he has look out for his mom and brothers. Josslyn tells him about journaling. He asks what she’ll write about tonight, and she tells him, it could have been worse, but it wasn’t. Because of him.

Jordan isn’t sure Molly and TJ are up to the challenge of mixed race children. She wants at least one of them to move away, and have more life experience first. Curtis says she likes Molly. What if TJ picks someone she doesn’t like? She says she’d have to respect his choice, and Curtis wonders why that doesn’t apply here. She said her piece. Now it’s up to TJ and Molly, but it’s not a done deal. When Stella hears about it, she’ll have something to say, and Jordan can let her take the fire.

TJ goes to catch up with Jordan, and Molly tells Kendra about Alexis being in the hospital.

Neil says a teeny part of him was glad to find out Alexis was really sick, and not faking it to get rid of him. Hayden tells Finn he can be what he wants to Violet. It’s up to him, and she’ll go along with whatever he decides. Jax shows up at the hospital, and Hayden explains Violet got sick, and Finn now knows he’s her father. He tells Hayden that they have a theory as to where the codicil might be.

Ava talks to someone about the portrait. She’s going to have it appraised, but needs to safeguard her investment. She tells Helena’s portrait, maybe she’ll finally bring more than heartache and heartbreak. Things are starting to turn around.

Dustin asks if Lulu wants to make the rounds with him. He tells her what the dance rules are, and explains kisses are on a case by case basis. He demonstrates by kissing her. Trina pumps Dev for information on who he likes. He says he’s too busy for romance.

Cameron says the dance has been pretty okay, thanks to Josslyn. She says she would never have made it this far without him. He’s the best friend she could have.

Alexis tells Neil his visit was not expected, but also not unwelcome. She suggests they try it again. She suddenly feels pain from the rash on her palms.

Sam says Cassandra is the one who messed with Michael’s girlfriend. She’s surprised Cassandra lived long enough for them to meet. Cassandra says, life is unpredictable. She’s surprised Sonny has lived that long as he has after turning down her business proposal. Sam says her husband and Sonny are business associates, and Cassandra says, not Jason Morgan? and is she the infamous Sam? Sam says Cassandra will be sorry if she messes with her, and Cassandra takes out a knife.

Michael tells Valentin that he’s running out of patience. Valentin says Nina is upset, and it’s going to take time to talk her out of prosecuting Sasha. Michael says Valentin doesn’t want to lose Nina and go to prison, and Valentin says Michael doesn’t want him as an enemy. Laura says it’s not shaping up to be Valentin’s night.

Nina asks if Chase and Willow have any idea what Sasha did to her. Willow says going after Sasha isn’t going to make Nina feel good, and Nina thanks her for the life lesson. She’s sure it’s easy to say that from the sidelines. She asks what if someone came to Willow, and said Wiley wasn’t her son, and she was never a mother at all?

At the gallery, Ava hears something, but tells herself that she’s just being jumpy. She turns out the lights, and the masked dude walks in.

Trina needs to talk to Josslyn, but realizes she’s drunk. She says they need to get Josslyn out of there, and on the way out, they see Dustin kissing Lulu. Josslyn says she’s going to hurl. Dev asks where Cameron was, and Cameron says, around, knocking over the candy bowl on the snack table. Dev tries to help Cameron pick up the candy, and realizes Cameron is drunk. Josslyn throws up over the side of the boat, and Trina says they have to get her out of there, but Lulu and Dustin walk out, and Lulu asks if Josslyn has been drinking.

TJ updates Jordan and Curtis on Alexis. Jordan suggests Alexis is going to be TJ’s mother-in-law, but he says Molly has to say yes first. He asks if she’s on board, and Jordan says he’s his own man. She couldn’t be happier or prouder of him.

Molly tells Kendra that she has complete confidence in the medical staff at GH, and Alexis will be fine. Kendra says she can’t be too careful, since Alexis’s illness might be catching. Molly doesn’t want to get what Alexis has.

Alexis tells Finn she’s getting a prickling sensation in her hands. He checks her feet, and she feels the same thing there. He says, whatever she has, it’s not just something going around.

Nina says Michael’s mistress doesn’t know when to let something drop. Michael joins them, and says Sasha has as much right to be there as Nina does, and Nina says, how any of them dare imply she’s treating Sasha unfairly? For a year, Sasha lied to her face, used her, and took advantage of her deepest loss. What if twenty years from now, someone came to Michael, and said they were the child he lost? He’d love to know why Nina is so convinced Sasha came up with this lie all by herself.

Hayden tells Jax the portrait is an expensive piece of trash, and he flashes back to Dev saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and saying people put expensive stuff in the trash all the time. Hayden tells Jax it’s worse than being back to square one if Valentin is suspicious. He asks what she would do, as an enterprising teenager, if she came across the portrait. She says, burn it probably, but he says she’d try to sell it. She’d take it to Ava.

Laura wonders what’s next for Valentin, after his wedding being ruined and getting slapped down by Michael.

Cassandra says Sam must be a disappointment to the Cassadines, who are ruthless, but refined and cultured, except for her. Sam asks if that’s what Valentin told her, and Cassandra says, amongst others. She flashes back to being in a limo, and asking what someone wants from her. A hand, wearing the signet ring, rests on her knee.

We see the ring on the hand of the masked dude. Ava comes up behind him with her gun, and asks if he ever gets that feeling; like he’s being watched.

Laura thinks Valentin’s time at the head of the Cassadine table is up. He asks who’s going to take it? Spencer.

Ava says as soon as she saw him, she knew he was the man who was stalking her. No one believed her, but here he is, and she’s going to find out who he is. She tells him, take off the mask. He does, and she says, Nikolas?

Tomorrow, Jax tells Laura that Helena’s portrait may have found its way to Ava’s gallery, Cameron is busted by Dustin, and Carly tells Brad that the ball is in his court – play it wisely.

Million Dollar Listing New York – Season Finale

Ryan was trying to hunt down Luis about their co-listing for Ian, but Luis was spending every minute he could with his daughter. They finally connected, and Ryan set up a socialite dinner party, where he invited everyone from the influencers of influencers to Ramona Singer. Ramona was – no surprise – a total pita; pointing out every negative she could think of, whining about how outdated the décor was, and bugging the chefs cooking the dinner. Luis managed to keep Ramona sidelined, so she didn’t interfere with Ryan showing the apartment. One of the guests talked to a friend, who turned out to want a private showing. He decided the apartment wasn’t for him, since it would require too much in the way of renovation. Ryan just happened to mention the raw space Ian was renovating downstairs. That, he was interested in, and made an offer.

Luis also got an offer on the original apartment, but Ian said no to both. Ryan blamed it on the 12 month extension that Luis had wanted. Much to their dismay, Luis and Ryan realized they enjoyed working together.

Steve did some private showings of the Bed Sty townhouse, while Jess did separate showings. Steve was thrilled that Jess was doing what takes be a good agent in a tough market. The sellers had moved to Manhattan, and were more motivated to sell, but the seller still balked at Steve getting an offer for less than the full asking price, and Jess getting an offer for asking price, but it would require a 60 day contingency. This basically meant that the buyer had 60 days to get financing, but during that time, the apartment would be off the market. Understandable why  the seller wouldn’t be keen on that. In the end, there was a compromise. The seller took the full ask offer, but the contingency was shortened to 30 days, and none of the furnishings would be included.

Fredrik was showing the huge Soho apartment non-stop, but got no offers. He told us that people from L.A. tended to want more space, and found an L.A. broker with a mogul client. It wasn’t quite what the mogul was looking for, and Fredrik let slip (cough, cough) that the owner also had a penthouse, but it wasn’t on the market yet. He’d gotten in trouble for showing an unlisted penthouse once before, and took a chance. An offer was made, and while the owner wanted to wait for a better price, she gave Fredrik the listing, admiring his drive.

Tyler was met with two owners about a property in Nomad that had a private pool, and wraparound terrace. Once again, he came up against his usual problem, the owners weren’t keen on someone who hadn’t sold in that price range before ($13 million). Tyler told them that what he could offer was dedication. He’d taken his team from three employees to two hundred, but even better had dropped two hundred pounds and kept it off. The two men conversed in Hebrew (I think), and one of them said when they were immigrants, they’d needed first chances, and gave him the listing. Both Tyler and I were more than thrilled, and after throwing so many parties to show apartments, Tyler had his own party. Tyler said he wasn’t afraid of the other brokers he was up against, and hoped to build an empire like theirs. This year had been about finding out who he was, and figuring out his place in the world. Goal achieved.

Steve threw a housewarming party, with Fredrik, Ryan, and Luis, along with their families in attendance. Steve told us that he finally realized what life was about. The year had been his most rewarding; personally, professionally, and financially. He felt like the luckiest guy in the world.

Ryan joked that Steve was copying him by moving and having a baby. He and Amelia were busy renovating their new Borum Hill townhouse, and he was excited. The year had been up and down for emotionally, and the market had beat him up. But he took a breath, and said he’s got this. He was doing it for his family, which was the most important thing.

Fredrik decided, ultimately, he was thankful for the horrible market. To continue his climb up, he had to be inventive and creative. He decided to rent the house in L.A., and even better, brother Sigge would be following him. He and his family felt at home wherever Fredrik was. Fredrik was excited about the future, and while he would never really leave NYC, decided he could date two cities at the same time.

Luis told us that he’d gotten used to being back, but he and his family would be moving to Puerto Rico for a year or two, and focusing on their daughter. He told us, let time unfold, and it will show you that it will be okay. He’d gone off to find himself, and now he was driven by the realization that he was finally in place of substance.

👑 The New Rightful Heir…

Either Nikolas has a case of the Benjamin Buttons, or he found the fountain of youth while he was gone, since he looked like Nikolas ten years ago.

https://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/comings-and-goings/552465/general-hospital-nikolas-cassadine-recast-with-marcus-coloma/

🎃 Better Keep That Pumpkin Lit…

I love Sam. He’s so cute… until he isn’t. I must have watched Trick r Treat three times in one week.

https://characters.fandom.com/wiki/Sam_(Trick_%27r_Treat)

👻 Ghosts of Halloweens Past…

 

🐾 This Year’s Theme…

Game of Bones. Jon Snow still knows nothing.

 

June 17, 2019 – A Surprise for Peter, Mila’s Food Is the Worst, a Departure, a Retirement, GH Pride, a Return, Fake Apology & Myself

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

 

General Hospital

Valentin sees Jax at the MetroCourt bar. He tells Jax that when he was at the launch, he notice a flashy new yacht. Is it his? Jax says it is, and Valentin says, it’s gorgeous. Jax hopes Valentin isn’t angling to buy it, but Valentin says he likes money too much to buy a yacht, but he does have a proposal for Jax.

At the hospital, nuNina asks Curtis how Jordan’s progress is going. He says, good. Her body hasn’t rejected the kidney, and there’s no sign of infection. Nina says, that’s a relief. What about him? She’s getting weird vibes. He seems distracted and stressed. He says Jordan’s surgery was a success, and he’s grateful for that, but now they have to figure out a way to pay for it.

Finn tells Jordan that she’s infection free, and officially no longer his patient. She thanks him, and he says, it’s all part of the job. She knows this case is outside of what he normally does, and he says Curtis is his friend, and Jordan is important to Anna. He understands, according to this relationship thing, that makes Jordan important to him. He wants to give Curtis the news, but she has a question first. How is Ryan doing? Finn says when he last saw Ryan, he was recuperating, and Jordan asks if he’s recuperating as well as she is.

At Kelly’s, Maxie asks if Mac is clear on the plan, and Mac says, yes. He knows what to do, and it’s going to work out great. She asks if they shouldn’t go over it, just in case. He says he knows what to do. Laura comes in, and says she’s sorry to interrupt, but does Mac have a minute? Mac says he’ll see Maxie later, and she tells him, don’t mess it up. She leaves, and Laura says she needs Mac’s help.

Maxie sits with Peter, and notices he ordered pie. He asks if that’s a problem. She says they came for desert, and she thought he’d get cake. Doesn’t he like cake? He says he does; he just prefers pie. She wishes he’d told her.

Lulu thanks Felicia for offering the restaurant for Peter’s party. Felicia says, Maxie is in full Maxie mode about it, and Lulu says, how great is that?

Kim and Drew come back to Kim’s apartment. Drew sees the refrigerator is empty, and suggests he get groceries. Kim says, no rush. All they have is time. Time to miss their son.

Josslyn puts a framed photo of Oscar on a table that has candles and a glass of water on it. Cameron and Trina arrive, and she thanks them for coming. Cameron asks if there’s a reason why they had to come through the back, and Josslyn says she doesn’t want her parents to know. Trina says, party time, and Cameron says, great idea to throw a rager at Sonny’s house. Josslyn says there’s no party, but if her parents knew what she was doing, they would worried, and they’ve worried enough.

Valentin says Jax has defied the business model. Jax says, some people flip houses; he flips companies. He finds it rewarding. Valentin can understand why Aurora was an attractive acquisition. Jax says, it still is, but it’s in need of some TLC. Valentin says Jax usually invests in things like pipelines and brokerage houses. He can’t imagine Jax is too attached to Aurora. He’d like to buy Jax’s half. Whatever his projected value is a year from now, that’s his offer. Jax will get all the money, and do none of the work. Jax says, it’s a generous offer, but he doesn’t need it. He isn’t sure Valentin would be doing this if it weren’t for Nina, and Valentin says he’s absolutely right.

Nina asks if the transplant wasn’t covered by insurance, and Curtis says, it was, but all the stuff around it, not so much, like the extended hospital stay. Nina says if she remembers correctly, she was the best person at their wedding, and she made a commitment to support their marriage. Let her take care of the medical bills; it’s not a problem for her. He thanks her, but says, no. They’ve got this. She tells him, if anything changes, let her know, and they hug.

Finn tells Jordan that he supervised the transplant, and Ryan is well on his way to a full recovery. Jordan says, good, but he says, not everyone agrees. She says not everyone has Ryan’s kidney keeping them alive.

Laura tells Mac, it’s hard to get Jordan to back off of work, and she needs to. She’s hoping to find someone to fill in. Someone with experience who she can trust, and who would be willing to walk away when it’s time for Jordan to return. Mac thinks it’s a smart plan, and she says, so he’ll do it?

Maxie asks, when Peter was little, did he want to be a baseball player or an astronaut? He says, ninja. Is she okay? She says, fine, and he says, what about her? She says, fashion designer, and if that didn’t work out, President. She tells him that she’s meeting Lulu, and she’ll see him later. He thought she was working later, and she says she meant they’ll talk later, or tomorrow, depending on how busy she is. She leaves, and he’s like, huh? This reminds me of when there was a surprise birthday party for a friend of mine, and I had lunch with her the same day. I came thisclose to saying, I’ll see you later, when we parted company.

Drew tells Kim that he put her bags in her room. She thanks him, and he says he needs to sleep about twelve hours. I think of how heavenly that would be, and he says he’ll check on her in the morning. There’s a knock at the door, and Drew answers. It’s Julian. He says he thought Kim might need some things, and he brought burgers from Charlie’s if Drew wants to stick around. Drew says, thanks, but he needs sleep. He leaves, and Julian puts his arm around Kim. She looks out the window, and says, while they were scattering Oscar’s ashes so close to the sky, it was like they were returning him to the heavens. Julian says, it sounds beautiful. Kim says, it was. Whenever she looks into the night’s sky, she sees Oscar in the stars.

Cameron asks, what is all this stuff? and Josslyn asks them to hear her out. She did research online and basically is trying to reach Oscar. Trina says, reach? and Josslyn says, communicate, summon, however they want to put it. She thinks this is how to do it. Trina says, a séance? and she says, yes. Cameron says no wonder she said she didn’t want to worry her parents. He’s worried. This isn’t her. It isn’t fair Oscar is gone, and Cameron believes his spirit is out there somewhere, but trying to talk to him in Sonny’s kitchen? Josslyn asks, what’s the alternative? What do they want her to do? Cameron suggests letting him go.

Cameron says there are other things they can do. If she wants to feel closer to Oscar, awesome. They can take a hike, or play guitar in Oscar’s Meadow. Josslyn says she tried that. She’s gone everywhere, and done everything. Trina asks if she’s never felt Oscar’s presence, but Josslyn says she only feels like he should be there and he’s not. She’s obviously doing something wrong. Cameron says, maybe she’s just missing him like they all do. Josslyn tells them that Oscar said he’d reach out. What if he is, and he’s just lost? Trina asks if that’s a thing, but Josslyn doesn’t know. She just wants to give him a chance. Trina thinks they should do it.

Laura needs to find someone she can trust to do the right thing, and she thinks it’s him. He asks how he can say no, and she says the city of Port Charles thanks him. Mostly she thanks him. She asks him to start tomorrow; she’ll alert the department. She says they’ll be able to see more of each other. He says, temporarily, and she says, of course (🍷). They hug, and Laura leaves. Peter comes over, and asks if Mac has a minute. Mac says that’s about all he has. There’s somewhere he needs to be. Peter thinks he knows where, and if he’s right, Mac needs to put a stop to it.

At The Floating Rib, Maxie says, everything looks great. Lulu says it’s perfect, but Maxie says, apparently not. Ninjas and pie are. She asks if Felicia has pie on the menu. Felicia says they have a beautiful cake in the back that Maxie ordered. Maxie says that’s before she knew pie was preferred. It’s a disaster. Felicia says, no; it’s not. Lulu asks, what’s going on? and Maxie says she wants Peter to like the party. Lulu says, he will, and Maxie asks how she knows. Felicia says because it’s from her.

Valentin says it’s just a business to Jax, but it means more to him. Nina is his fiancé and ex-wife. They went through a rocky phase, but he’s back in her good graces, and wants it to stay that way. Crimson is Nina’s baby, and she’s 100% invested in it. Jax asks if he’s concerned about Nina professionally. Valentin says, no, but the business means little to Jax and a lot to him. That’s why he’s willing to pay a premium. Jax appreciates Valentin’s honest, and wants to be honest in return. His reasons for buying Aurora have nothing to do with money. They’re entirely personal.

Jax explains that Josslyn is a lonely child right now, and tells Valentin that he’d like to live in the same place. Valentin says there are other businesses, and Jax says, true, but it was ideally suited to him. They needed a helping hand, and they’re located near Carly’s hotel. He can be around the people he wants to be around – with the exception of one or two. He respects what Valentin said, but no. Valentin tells him to name his price; everyone has one. Jax says Valentin sounds like his brother. He also believed that, but sooner or later you come across someone who doesn’t, and that’s him. Nina comes in, and asks, what’s going on? NuNina is going to take some getting used to. I keep thinking, who are you?

Maxie thinks the party is In good shape, and thanks Lulu and Felicia for helping. They’re happy to do it, and Maxie wants to check the kitchen. Felicia says everything is ready to go, but Maxie says she’ll be the judge of that. Lulu tells Felicia that she hasn’t seen Maxie like this in a while; nervous and excited wrapped in one. Felicia says she was skeptical of Peter at first, but slowly and surely, she sees he’s a good friend, and they’re good together. Lulu says, they help each other, and make each other better. Felicia thinks so too, but it’s nice to have it confirmed. Maxie comes back, and asks what they were talking about. Lulu says, nothing, and Maxie tells them not to pretend they weren’t talking about her.

The last thing Peter wants is to hurt Maxie’s feelings. Mac says, then don’t. Peter thinks a surprise party will be embarrassing. Mac says he’ll be in a room full of people who care about him, and want what’s good for him. After all these years, doesn’t he deserve it? Peter doesn’t know, but Mac says, Maxie thinks so. If he doesn’t want to show up for himself, show up for her.

Curtis tells Jordan that he just talked with the billing department. Jordan asks if the amount is a huge mistake. He wishes, but they can pay in installments over time. Drew stops by, and asks how Jordan is. She says, good; thanks to Ryan. He bets that’s a sentence she never thought she’d say. She asks how he’s doing. That was a long trip. He says they did what they needed to. Now it’s back to work. He tells her that he was responsible for the accident, and wants to know how can he help. Jordan says they don’t hold him responsible. Curtis says he went blind while he was driving; it’s not his fault. Drew says he can still cover the cost, but Curtis says, no dice. Drew asks Jordan to talk sense into Curtis. Jordan says, even if she wanted to, she can’t. Drew owns a major medical company, and accepting it could be construed as a bribe. She thanks him for his generosity, and he says maybe they’ll accept his counteroffer. Okay, at least that answers my question about Drew paying – even if the answer is pretty convoluted. Because technically, he did cause the accident, I doubt him paying her medical bills would be construed as a bribe.

Kim says she’s not hungry, but Julian says her body needs fuel. He tells her that she was a great mom. She says, was, and he says, sorry, but she says he’s right. She doesn’t know who she is now. She puts her head on his shoulder.

Finn comes into Kelly’s. He asks Peter how it’s going. Has he eaten? Peter says, no, and Finn says he thought maybe they could grab a bite. Anna thinks they should spend some time getting to know each other better. Peter suggests they get a table, and Finn says, there? Peter says, it is a restaurant, but Finn says he was thinking something more divey. Mac says, divey? and Finn says he meant more casual. Peter asks what he had in mind, and Finn says, The Floating Rib. Peter tells him, sounds good. Mac says he’s headed there himself, and Finn says, what a coincidence. Mac says, not really; he owns it. Peter says he knows about the party, and Finn asks why he didn’t say something sooner. Peter says he was enjoying this. Finn tells Peter not to say he spoiled the surprise. He’ll never hear the end of it from Maxie or Anna if they think he spilled the beans, and that’s its own special torture. Peter promises to act surprised.

Jax tells Nina that he and Valentin were just chatting about yachts, and this and that. How is their special project going? Nina says they’re already selling ads. Jax leaves, and Nina says, fantastic guy, isn’t he? Why doesn’t Valentin like him?

Drew asks Curtis to work for him at Aurora. Curtis asks if he’s for real. Doing what? Drew needs a security analyst, and Curtis says, him in an office? Drew thinks he’d be perfect for it. He honestly needs someone, someone he can trust, and there aren’t many people he trusts more. Curtis says he’ll think about it, and Drew asks him not to take too long.

Josslyn lights the candles. Trina asks what the glass of water is for. Josslyn says if they see a ripple, they’ll know Oscar heard them. She asks if they’re ready, and Trina says, let’s do it. They join hands. Josslyn says they’ve gathered tonight with open hearts, and wish to speak to their friend and loved one, Oscar Nero, who they miss so greatly. They’d like him to accept their loving invitation. Trina yowls, and says Cameron just squeezed the crap out of her hand. Cameron says, if Oscar is listening, he’s laughing his ass off. Josslyn and Trina agree, and they all laugh.

Everyone yells, surprise! and Peter does a good surprised act. He says he thought the place was closed, and Maxie says, it is to the public, but not to them. He says she did all this? and asks if Finn and Mac were in on it. Finn says, guilty. Peter says no one has ever thrown him a party before. Maxie says, yea or nay, and Peter says, definitely yea.

Laura sees Jax at the hospital, and says she heard he was back. He says he heard she was mayor; congratulations. He says he’s on the hospital board, and they’ll be working together now, but she says, when she became mayor, she had to step back. He asks if she can talk to him about Valentin.

Nina asks Valentin why he doesn’t like Jax, and he says he just doesn’t. Jax is coming between them and their wedding. Nina says he didn’t order her to postpone; it was her choice. She cares about Crimson. It’s her baby, and she wants it to succeed. He says he does to, and she asks, what’s the problem. He says there’s always an angle in dealing people, and there’s no angle with Jax. He can’t figure how to bargain with him. While there’s a legit reason for Jax swooping in, he hates it. He wants to marry Nina right now. She says so all they were doing was talking about wedding dates? Valentin says he tried to buy Jax’s half of Aurora, and Jax turned him down. Nina says, good for him. Her parents never let her fail; only because it made them look good. It gave her a distorted vision of the world. He says she turned out okay, but she says she’s not the person she was. If Valentin was her boss, all of her ideas would be brilliant. She can do no wrong in his eyes. She loves that trait in a husband, but it’s not necessarily the best trait in a boss. She kisses him, and says she loves him. He says he loves her, and would do anything for her. She says she needs him to stay out of this. He kisses her.

Curtis goes to get Jordan a smoothie, and she tells Drew that she’s drowning in kale. He says it’s good to see her looking well. She’s sorry she hasn’t been there for him recently, and asks how he is. He doesn’t know. Before, there was all this momentum; things to do, goals to meet. Now it’s done, and he doesn’t know what to do next.

Kim tells Julian, people talk about how your heart expands when you have a child, and it’s true. That kind of love is indescribable, immeasurable. He says he knows, and he’s so sorry. It’s going to take time. Kim asks if she’s healed when she no longer feels like a mother. The thought terrifies her. It would be like looking in a mirror and seeing a stranger.

Trina asks if they remember when Oscar laughed so hard, his milkshake came out of his nose. They talk about some funny times with Oscar, and Cameron says he never laughed so hard. Trina says, hey. There’s a ripple in the water, and they all look.

Mac toasts to Peter, whose steady hands brought their grandson into the world. Finn says he has a note from Anna, but he’s not doing the accent. He reads Anna’s happy birthday wishes, and Lulu says, to a kickass boss. Peter thanks them, especially Maxie for throwing together his first birthday party. Maxie says, it won’t be the last. He says it’s a wonderful feeling to look around, and see the people he cares about. He blows out the candle on his cake, and Finn says, not that hard.

Nina says Valentin misunderstands. The delay in getting married isn’t about her; it’s about Crimson. When she marries him, she wants to know everything is all right with her career, the girls, and them. When they say their vows, there will be no secrets, no ticking time bombs. When she marries him, she wants to know she’ll get the family she always wanted. It will be a beautiful September afternoon, and she wants it to be perfect and theirs. They kiss.

Laura thinks Jax knows how he feels after what Valentin did to Nikolas. Valentin is bad news, plain and simple. She’d say proceed with caution, but it’s best not to proceed at all. He says she’s a little late. He’s already involved. In that case, she hopes he doesn’t live to regret it. Jax has feeling he won’t be the one regretting anything.

Nina tells Valentin that she’s going to freshen up. When she leaves, he calls Curtis, saying he has a job that he can only trust Curtis to do. Curtis says he’s listening, and Valentin says he needs Curtis to find out everything he can on Jasper Jax.

Drew makes Jordan laugh, telling her how wiped out he was on his and Oscar’s first hike. Thank God there were a lot more. He thanks her, and she says, for what? He says, it’s nice to talk about how Oscar was. Remember the good things, and not focus on the fact Oscar is no longer there. She asks how Kim is holding up, and he says, not too good. She’s lost, and having a hard time finding her way back.

Kim tells Julian that she loves him. He says he loves her too, and they kiss. She asks him to make a baby with her.

Josslyn asks if it’s Oscar. They hear something outside, and go out on the terrace. Trina asks if Josslyn sees anything, but Josslyn shakes her head, and goes back in. They follow her, and Trina says she thinks it worked. She doesn’t know if Oscar was outside, but them hanging out being friends, and Josslyn laughing is what Oscar wants. He wants Josslyn happy and okay. Or maybe it was just a breeze. Who knows? Josslyn thanks them, and apologizes for wasting their night. Cameron says, it wasn’t a waste. She tells them to go out the front.

When they’re gone, Josslyn blows out the candles. Someone watches her from outside.

Tomorrow, Julian thinks it’s the best thing to ever happen, Margaux needs something from Drew, and Sonny says they have a problem.

Below Deck Mediterranean

The French Riviera. In the car, Travis says Mila’s opinion on gays is her opinion on humanity. Maybe he’s been with men, or gay men are his friends. He says she should just STFU. He tells her to sit on the opposite side of the table. and calls her an oxygen thief.

They stop at a restaurant. João thinks he might have a bottle of gin for dinner. Mila just wants to have a nice time, and doesn’t care what Travis thinks. They sit.

Drinks are ordered. In his interview, João says he can’t let Jezebub come out on the first night, and we flash back to some scenes starring his alter-ego last season. He says he’s a leader now, and needs to set an example or he’ll lose respect and be done. Anastasia tells João about her double-degree and how she’s passionate about the outdoors. In Mila’s interview, she wonders why expressing her opinion is bad. She has a gay friend who has done her hair since she was fourteen, and he doesn’t think her opinion is wrong about being open in public. (Or so he’s telling her. He’s probably afraid the place is bugged.) Anastasia asks, what happened? and Mala says she expressed an honest opinion, and Travis doesn’t want to sit at the same table with her. Maybe it was harsh but it is what it is. In Aesha’s interview, she says in the Republic of Georgia, no one is openly gay, but her mother is progressive in her views. To blame the culture is a load of sh*t.

Hannah goes for a smoke. Anastasia tells her about what Mila said, that being gay is wrong. Hannah says she doesn’t understand, and in her interview, says she’s in shock. Yachting is a multi-cultural industry, and the people working in it are usually open-minded. João passes a fish eye to Colin, telling him it’s a delicacy. Colin says he swallowed it like a pill. Aesha says she never takes pills. The body is designed to fix itself, and if you give it the right fuel, you won’t have to take pills. Hanna and Travis leave to have a cigarette. In his interview, João says, there’s a weird vibe; something is off. Hannah tells Travis that she doesn’t want to work with a homophobe who can’t even cook. Travis says, it’s a load of bollocks. She says she thought Mila was a sh*tty chef, but liked her as a person. It’s disgusting.

Hannah asks to switch seats with João, who can’t figure out what’s going on. In Mila’s interview, she says they’re not effing teenagers. Travis asks if she thinks gay people are animals, and why she thinks it’s disgusting. Mila says she doesn’t give a damn, and João asks, wtf is happening? Colin suggests a vacation on Fire Island. The crew moves on to a bar.

Hannah says she needs to stay away from Mila. Backhanding a bitch could get her fired. They go to a club called The Hop Store. João says it’s a yachty bar, and the beginning of all bad decisions. Mila is looking for Hanna. Travis makes himself scarce, and Hannah walks away. Everyone dances. In his interview, Colin says it’s a fun crew. They love to dance and drink, but maybe they’re a little too outgoing. Travis tells Mila not to touch him. In her interview, Mila says sometimes her opinion hurts people, but they’re there together, and can be friends. In that case, maybe she should have kept her opinion to herself. She tells Hannah that she’s going to have a long day tomorrow. Hannah ignores her and takes João outside for a smoke. He’s still clueless, and she tells him that Mila doesn’t think it’s right to be gay. João says some of his best friends are gay. Even though I have no doubt he means it, it always sounds so cliché when someone says something like that. In João’s interview, he says he grew up with his mother’s gay best friend, whom they called Auntie Shackle. He taught them how to put on cologne, and was the sunshine of their lives. Being gay is illegal in Zimbabwe, and he committed suicide. We both tear up. João says Mila is from a different culture, and they still have to work with her. Hannah tells him about the nachos she couldn’t take out; it was as bad as that. Her cake tasted baking powder. When you’re a chef on a super yacht, it’s reason to be fired. Mila says, sorry to interrupt. Hannah ignores her, and tells João that she’s gone above and beyond, but there’s nothing in her job description that says she has to show the chef how to do their job.

Hannah says, c’est la vie, and everyone goes back to the cars. The cheese Mila sits alone. Back at the boat, the crew gets ready for bed. Anastasia shoots whipped cream into her mouth from the can, and the can is passed around. Mila and Jack sit outside. Jack asks if Mila tried to sort it out with the others, and she says she did. He asks if she wants to go in the jacuzzi, but that’s a no. In Jack’s interview, he says, even if Mila’s opinions are sh*t, she’s sexy. Sexy Hitler. João cleans up

In the morning, Hannah tells the stews, let’s get this bitch ready for charter. João says Jack and Travis’s bunk smells like a brewery. He tells them it’s quarter after ten, and they look like d*ckheads. Everyone gets ready for the guests. Mila tells Travis that she’s sorry her opinion hurt him. He says, her opinion hurts humanity, and walks away. João says Travis looks like Shaggy from Scooby Doo, and he’s right.

Time for the preference sheet meeting. The primary is a return guest, Captain Sandy’s friend Jennifer. She’s a world renowned neurologist and LA’s top vaginal rejuvenation expert. We flash back to the last trip, which wasn’t stellar. They want to lay in sun, and keep the drinks flowing. In Hannah’s interview, she says Sandy was on high alert last time. We see a clip from the toast debacle. Hannah’s main focus is on the girls, and keeping the guests’ glasses filled. There can’t be one mistake. In her interview, Mila says she has to prove herself, and feels huge pressure. She tells the captain, she’s got this. Captain Sandy tells her to make sure the presentation is top notch. Ask her if anything is needed. She doesn’t care, as long as it’s good quality.

Last minute touches are done around the yacht. Aesha thinks the stews are a good team. Anastasia says she likes busting ass, but no one thanks you for it. The deckhands finish up outside. Colin goes into the beach club to get something out of a box of lines, and he slips. If you don’t normally watch this, the beach club isn’t really a club, but a storage area for the jet skis and such, and is occasionally cleared out and used for parties because it opens up to the outside.

João asks if Colin is okay. Colin says he’s hurt, but good. In his interview, he says, it hurt a lot. He slipped on grease. Jack suggests sitting down, and João tells him to take an inflammatory. In Colin’s interview, he says the signs are already pointing to he shouldn’t be there. Anastasia tells a story about discovering how poo comes out at the table while she and a few others are eating. In Jack’s interview, he says she knows she’s embarrassing herself, but she doesn’t care. it’s such a good quality.

Captain Sandy radios João, saying the water bike she ordered is there. The deckhands bring it onto the boat. The stews have a meeting. Hannah says the primary is one of Captain Sandy’s friends, and used to high standards. She wants them to focus on service, and over-communicate. The guys try to put the bike together, but no one knows what it’s supposed to look like. In his interview, João wonders how Jack got to be an engineer. The captain announces the guests will arrive at noon.

Everyone gets in their whites. Captain Sandy is happy the sun is out. They greet Jennifer and her friends. The captain thanks Jennifer for giving them another chance. She says Hannah will give them the tour, the luggage will be loaded, and they’ll take off. Champagne is served. Jennifer asks if there’s a jacuzzi, and the captain says there is. We look at the fabulous boat that even has a walk in closet. João drops the ground lines. It’s all clear, and they go. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says João is doing a great job because he cares and he wants it.

The table is set with a centerpiece of succulents, and crystal stones and stars. Anchor is dropped in Cannes. The guests sit for lunch, and the toys go in the water. Mila says she’s been working with the crab meat. At least it looks better than the nachos. Hannah gives the guests nibbles to start with, but they think the crab is a little fishy; make that super fishy. The entrée is served, and Jennifer wonders if it’s supposed to taste like that. She tells Captain Sandy the crab is fishy, and the shrimp is slimy. Bleh. In the captain’s interview, she wonders if they got bad fish or it’s Mila. She tells Hannah to take the fish off the table. In her interview, she says she wanted to knock it out of the park for her friends, and they won’t sugar coat it like the last charter. She tells Mila that they have a problem.

The captain says the fish is being taken off the table. She doesn’t want anyone to get food poisoning. She personally tastes the fish, and tells Mila that she has to make something else; she doesn’t think it tastes good. Hannah clears the dishes away. In Mila’s interview, she gripes about getting frozen shrimp from Viet Nam. If the fish isn’t good quality, what can she do? Captain Sandy suggests grilled chicken. Hannah comes in, and says one of the guests asked for grilled cheese. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says she feels frustrated. Mila’s food isn’t matching her photos. Either you’re sinking or floating the boat, and right now Mila is sinking the boat. The captain calls Anastasia to help. One of the guests says, so she’ll lose a couple of pounds. The captain tells Hannah the food is awful.

João tells Jack to help with the dreaded slide. Mila says she’s never had food come back. She asks Anastasia to try her panna cotta; she’s scared now. Anastasia says it’s good. Hannah and Travis chat as they work. In Travis’s interview, he says usually the chief stew is off-limits to a deckhand, but he and Hannah had a good talk, and he’s seeing possibilities. Aesha tells Mila that the guests don’t want dessert. In Hannah’s interview, she says, dinner is an epic failure. The guests are unhappy, Sandy is unhappy, and not only is Mila a homophobe, she officially can’t cook.

Some of the guests go on the toys. Jennifer takes pictures. Hanna thinks Anastasia should stay to help out in the galley. In her interview, the captain says, Hannah is different this charter. She has drive and focus, and a different energy. Captain Sandy tells Hannah to put Anastasia in the galley for now, until she and Mila can have a conversation. Hannah relays the message to Anastasia, and tells her to help the interior when she can. In Anastasia’s interview, she says it feels good to step up for the team, but she’s thinking of a thousand things. Hannah tells her not to take any sh*t from Mila. She doesn’t work for Mila, she’s just helping, which shouldn’t be happening.

Travis talks to Colin about drugs. In Colin’s interview, he says he got along with everyone on the last charter. This time, they’re nice people, but he wouldn’t hang out with them. Travis says Colin is too pure for this work. Anastasia asks Mila, what about dinner? but Mila doesn’t know. Hannah tells Mila that she’s got Anastasia for the rest of the charter. Mila says she’s scared to cook for these people. Hanna is sorry, but she understands what the problem is. The quality just isn’t there.

The guests come back on board. Anastasia goes over the menu with Mila. Mila says, beef is the only option, and Anastasia gives some suggestions. Mila says she doesn’t know what to give them. In her interview, Anastasia is sympathetic on a personal level, but not a professional one. She gets that it’s hard, but come on. Hannah tells João that she’s giving Anastasia to the galley for this charter, and João says he’ll help however he can. In his interview, Jack says he’d be devastated if he was the chef. Anastasia calls home, and tells her mom about helping in the galley, and discusses the menu with her. In Anastasia’s interview, she says her mom is her rock. She grew up in the kitchen. She’s pretty much a direct reflection of her mom, who says, if you’re not doing your best, you’re not working hard enough.

Captain Sandy asks about the dinner menu. Mila feels bad, and the captain tells her, it’s not personal. It’s about quality. They need to have it. Hannah takes drink orders at the jacuzzi. Mila cries in the bathroom. Hannah tells Aesha to change into her whites. Anastasia tells Mila that she needs a jacket. A guest screams for a lighter and ashtray, the latter of which is right there. This one seems like a snippy drunk, and she complains about her husband having an orgy with husband in the jacuzzi, since she’s the only one not in it. Hannah wishes she’d shut up. In her interview, Anastasia tells us, no matter what position she’s in, you can always find her in the galley.

Hannah tells Aesha that they’re going to have to forego breaks. Jack asks Aesha how service is going, and she says there’s only two of them now. Jack thinks he should be on break, and João calls him a tool. In her interview, Hannah says Jack is one of those guys who will do the minimal amount of work to not get fired. Yep. Every crew has one.

Anastasia says she’ll do anything to help. She’s not there because she thinks she’s better – like put me in game, coach – but she doesn’t want to serve sh*tty food either. Jennifer gives Captain Sandy new vibrator. In Hannah’s interview, she says, last season, Jennifer kept vibrators behind closed doors; this season they’re right out on the table, but at least it’s something appetizing. Anastasia asks for help with service. She sees the captain with a vibrator, and asks if she can have one. The captain asks if she’s serious, but Anastasia says she already has one. Travis and João crack up.

Dinner is served. In Anastasia’s interview, she says when she makes something for someone – be it a friendship bracelet or a salad – she needs validation. She watches the monitor, and says, just one. One of the guests pronounces it, very good, to which the others agree. Captain Sandy tells Mila and Anastasia, it was a beautiful presentation, and the guests love it. The guests look at the lights of the city.

Hannah tells João that she has to get the cabins done at the same time she’s doing service. He asks if he can help. In her interview, Hannah didn’t think she’d say this in a million years, but she and João are getting along. He’s helping her, and she doesn’t want to punch him in the face. He helps Aesha make the beds, and she shows him how to get the pillow in the case properly. Anastasia thinks Mila shouldn’t leave the steaks on for so long, and in Mila’s interview, she gripes about a stew telling her what to do. She’s the chef. She cooks the food. Eff off. Anastasia asks a question about how the entrée is going to be plated, and Mila asks if Anastasia is telling her how to do it. Anastasia wonders if Mila is giving her attitude. The entrée is served. Jack says the guests are talking filth up there; talking absolute smut.

Captain Sandy checks on how the guests like the steak. They say it’s good, but in her interview, the captain says they were less than enthusiastic. Another guest thinks it’s dry, and one says it’s fine. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says, people don’t charter a superyacht for just fine. She tells Hannah, dinner was a fail, and wonders, why me?

Next time, Jack flirts with Jennifer, Hannah tells Mila that they need Anastasia to cook because her food is sh*t, Travis says he has more work because Mila is a d*ckhead, Captain Sandy tells João that he did nothing wrong, and the captain doesn’t know what to do.

🔎 Margaux, We Hardly Knew Ye…

I don’t know if I’ll miss the character that much, but just when she got a little bit interesting, she’s gone. And with not much fanfare.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/elizabeth-hendrickson-says-goodbye-general-hospital-171085

🚤 Ah, the Good Life…

Luke’s Tony Geary’s life in Amsterdam looks amazing.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-anthony-geary-tour-home-amsterdam-171076

🌈 GH Shows Some Pride…

This is actually an ABC campaign, but GH was involved.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-celebrates-pride-month-171057

💣 DUN-DUN-DUNN…

I like the idea of Nelle and Ryan plotting together. I never once thought about them both having giving up a kidney – unwillingly, yet – so they have that interesting bond as well.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-chloe-lanier-return-general-hospital-171032

👑 You Know Something, Jon Snow…

This is not only well put together, it’s pretty funny.

https://pagesix.com/2019/06/16/watch-a-deepfake-jon-snow-apologize-for-final-season-of-game-of-thrones/

👓 Sometimes I’m Me All Week…

Back to the old grind.