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August 7, 2019 – Shiloh Finds a New Subject, Shep Is Not Charmed & Don’t

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Blah-blah-blah. They’re telling me the weather is bad, even though I can look out the window too.

At the MetroCourt, Laura asks a distracted Scotty if he’s with her. She was talking about a retaining him if Lulu’s divorce should happen. He says he’ll do it pro bono, but he needs her to do a favor for him. She asks, what kind? and he says help him get rid of a con artist, looking at Ava’s table nearby. Laura asks if he means Chelsea.

Chelsea says Ava asked to meet, and now she’s messing with her cell phone. I know that feeling. Ava says she was shutting off her social media alerts. She thought the frenzy would die down by now, but guesses her fifteen minutes is lasting longer. Chelsea asks her to cut to the chase. Ava says she tried to do right by Kiki. She went to see Ryan, and asked him to exhibit remorse and let her go. Chelsea says she doesn’t need to have psychic power to know how that went over.

Valentin brings dinner to Nina and Maxie. Maxie takes the bag into the reception area, and Nina says she and Valentin need to talk about what happened last night. He says he thought it was excellent. She says, it was amazing, but she’s talking about before that, with Hayden and Jax.

Finn calls Jax, saying he got the number from Bobbie. He wanted to check on Hayden. He saw her earlier, and wants to make sure she’s okay. Hayden walks into the MetroCourt, and Jax says he’s looking at her right now. She seems fine. Finn thanks him. Hayden sits down, and asks who that was. Jax says, Finn.

In her hospital bed, Sam startles awake. Jason tells her, she’s okay. She repeats, she’s okay, but then says, she’s not okay.

Cabot goes into a brick building with the address of 721.

Elizabeth and Franco go to Rice Plaza. Elizabeth wishes Cameron would clean his room this well. He’s supposed to meet them, and he’s late again.

Cameron yells at Shiloh to let him go, as Shiloh ties him to a chair. Cabot walks in, and asks, what’s going on? Shiloh tells him, meet his new subject.

Laura tells Scotty that she sees two women having drinks. Scotty says he sees a woman with a hook in her mouth being reeled in. Laura asks what he wants her to do, and he says put his tax dollars to work. She says it’s not her place to tell Ava how to grieve. Scotty says, mayor, pillar, beacon, and Laura says, ray of sunshine? Scotty says, that too. She tells him, Ava lost her daughter in the worst possible way. How she gets through it is her business. He says he knows about grief. He’s got no problem with Ava getting on with her life, it’s who she’s doing it with that bugs him. Laura says she thought he came to Elizabeth and Franco’s reception with Bobbie, and he says they’re in talks right now. He’s not cozying up with Ava. They’re friends. Laura is a friend. If he saw vultures over her head, he would shoo them away. He’s just asking for old time’s sake. Do him a favor.

Chelsea tells Ava, she could have told her seeing Ryan wouldn’t give her satisfaction or closure, It’s not what psychotic killers do. Kiki appreciates the attempt, but Ava has to make a different kind of amends if she wants to reach Kiki. The kind that will test her like she’s never been tested. Ava says she’d do anything for Kiki. Suddenly, Chelsea stares into space, and says, give a hoot; don’t pollute. Chelsea says they’ll have to pick this up later; she’s leaving. She tells Ava, try not to be too mad at him. He means well.

Hayden asks how Finn got Jax’s number, and Jax says from Bobbie. He says Finn just wanted to know how she was. She was kind of out of it. She says she’s never been so obliterated. She needs some hair of the dog. He says he doesn’t get it. Unless she drinking before he picked her up – she says, no – she only had one drink. She says she can’t explain it, and he wonders if someone else can.

Nina asks Valentin if he still thinks Jax and Hayden were looking for something at WIndymere. He says, doesn’t she? He knew it the second Hayden went off with the nonsense about the diamonds. Nina says, what is it then? He doesn’t know, and she says, but he’ll be keeping an eye out? He says, always.

Maxie tells Sasha, a vacation together? It must be getting serious. Sasha thinks she caught the bug.

Sam tells Jason that she thought she’d die in the freezer. She did everything she could. She did not, and I’m not letting it go. She says she kicked, struggled, and tried to scream, but she couldn’t breathe; there was no air. She thought that was it. She’d never see him, Danny, Scout, or anyone she loves again. She knows everything is okay now, but.. Jason says, she’s scared, and she nods, saying it freaked her out. He says, whatever she needs, or whatever she’s feeling, he’s there. He knows her, and knows how strong and resilient she is. He knows she’ll get through this. Shiloh can’t break her. She’ll be okay. She hugs him.

Elizabeth leaves Cameron a message, telling him video games are a privilege, not a right, and she’ll take them away faster than he can say Minecraft. She tells Franco, you’d think the prospect of a car would instill responsibility. She doesn’t want to be late for work. He tells her, go. He’ll make sure Cameron gets home. She tries to hand him the car key, but he says, no. She asks if this is about what the psychic said. He says she told him, don’t take the drive. She knew it would be a nice night. Maybe they’ll bond on the walk.

Cameron tells Shiloh, let him go. This is crazy. He starts yelling, and Shiloh tells him, stop. He already told Cameron, no one can hear him. No one knows he’s there, or even knows he’s gone. Shiloh promises if he’s a good boy he won’t get hurt, but if he’s a pain in the ass, all bets are off. Got it?

Maxie asks if Sasha is feeling okay. Sasha says she’s just tired. She thinks the vacation caught up with her. Maxie says, there are worse reasons to be under the weather. She’s just going to say it. Michael is the best; the best of the best. And he’s been through the ringer. Sasha says she knows, and Maxie says she’s really lucky. Don’t screw it up.

Nina wishes she had a better read on Jax, and Valentin says, he can’t be trusted, and he’s connected to Cassandra. She says, Jax doesn’t seem like the type to team up with a drug dealer. He says, Jax’s brother is at the top of the WSB and Interpol most wanted list. Nina says they don’t think St. Peter is a murderer because of his father Faison. Valentin says, Jax is up to something. He might have a hard time convincing Nina that Jax is evil and sinister, but has he convinced her that Jax isn’t as transparent as she thought? How can he convince her more? She says he’ll never know until he tries, and they kiss.

Jax asks what was going through Hayden’s mind? She just put it all out there about Finn. She says she didn’t, but he says, she kinda did. She says she suddenly felt the need to tell the truth. It was building, and she couldn’t hold back. One drink, and it was out the window. It was like an out of body experience. She was talking, and nothing could keep her from telling the truth. He asks if she was going to tell Finn the real reason they were there, and she says, 100%. If Jax hadn’t jumped in, they’d have heard the whole plan. Jax says, which is what they wanted exactly. She says, oh my God. Does he think they laced her drink?

Laura says Scotty has been playing the old friend card a lot, and he says it’s the card he was dealt. Laura doesn’t think Ava wants to hear what she thinks, but Scotty says, go right for the psychic. There are laws in this state about crystal balls. Send her back to her carney folk where she belongs. Laura says, it could backfire, and maybe Ava is getting closure. Scotty’s phone rings.

Cabot tells Shiloh that’s not the subject they agreed on. Shiloh says Jason got the jump on him, but lucky for them, the universe dropped this kid in his lap. Cabot asks if he didn’t make it clear, the procedure is designed for twins. Shiloh says, improvise. Cabot asks, what about Drew? but Shiloh says he couldn’t get him. Cabot says they agreed Jason would be in the chair, and SHiloh delivered a child to him. Shiloh says it’s what they’ve got, and what they’re working with. He can’t go back. The cops will be all over him. Cabot says, then he’ll take his leave, but Shiloh grabs him, and says no one ever abandons him. Funny, since most of his followers did. Cameron continues to struggle against his bonds.

Franco sees Chelsea in Rice Plaza. He says he’s been avoiding cars, and golf carts, even though he doesn’t golf too much. She says she’s getting a different message. He asks her to elaborate. She stares into space, and he asks, what’s going on? She tells him, forget what she said. He has to take that drive.

Laura approaches Ava’s table, and Ava invites her to sit. Laura says Scotty is worried about her. Ava says, not worried enough to scoot himself over. Laura guesses he thinks the situation has progressed beyond that point. Ava asks, what situation?

Hayden asks if Jax thinks they tried to drug her with truth serum. He doubts Nina was involved, but poisons are a Cassadine trademark. They already knew there was an ulterior motive to inviting them to Windymere. Hayden says, oh my God. She could have told Finn… She could have demand he break up with Anna. Jax asks if it’s so bad if Finn knows how she feels. She says she would have gotten there eventually, and now she doesn’t know what to do. Jax ask if she wants his advice. She says, no, but he says he’s giving it anyway. He thinks she should let Finn go.

At the hospital, Elizabeth asks Finn what she missed. He says, the usual death-defying acts by Jason and Sam. He asks if she’s heard of Shiloh, and she says, the guy running the cult? Finn says, that’s the one. She looks at Sam’s chart, and says, Sam was trapped in a freezer? Finn says, she’ll be okay. They sure know how to keep it interesting. Elizabeth says she’s grateful for her uninteresting life. Which, IMO, is still pretty interesting.

Sam tells Jason that she went to the motel to look for the flashdrive. She found it, and was getting the hell out of there, but when she opened the door, there he was. She can’t remember what he did to her, but the next thing she knew, she was in the freezer and couldn’t get out. Jason says, it was a set-up. She was the bait, but Shiloh is after him. She asks, why? Drew has the information he needs from their time in Afghanistan. He says Shiloh wanted to imprint Drew’s memories in him, because they’re twins. Sam says from what Faison told them, memory mapping wouldn’t have worked because of Jason’s brain damage. Jason doesn’t think Shiloh cares. He’s lost it. That’s why he’s not going to win.

Franco says, Chelsea told him… She says she knows what she told him. She was wrong. He says, she’s a psychic. How could she be wrong? She tells him the drive is an easy decision. It’s what happens afterward that’s the hardest thing he’ll ever do. She’s sorry she wasn’t right the first time, but she’s sorrier for what’s to come. His phone rings, and he tells her, stay there. He answers, saying, it’s not a good time, and Scotty says, Cameron is in big trouble.

Cameron keeps trying to break the straps, but can’t get free. Cabot tells Shiloh, there’s no need for violence. Shiloh says, no one said that. In the eyes of the law, they’re co-conspirators. If he goes down, so does Cabot. The only way out is to download the information. Then they can disappear forever. Cabot begs him to see reason. The procedure has only been performed on twins. Shiloh says Cabot was looking to branch out. Cabot says, eventually. The idea was to apply the procedure to unrelated subjects, but only after further research. Shiloh says, he’s speeding up the timetable, but Cabot says, it was never meant for someone so young. There’s no telling the consequences on a developing mind. It could be altered in a way they don’t intend. He could be rendered insane or even killed.

Scotty says Franco’s kid just got a parking ticket. A meter maid used to date wrote the ticket, and he was parked illegally at 721 Dewitt. Franco asks since when is Scotty dating a meter maid, and Scotty says she saw his permit in the window. Franco says, Cameron lost his license, but Scotty says, he didn’t get the memo. Franco wonders what Cameron was doing in that neighborhood, and Scotty says, whatever he was doing, he’s not parked in the right place. He’ll buy the meter maid a T-bone, and take care of it. Just find him, and get the car up on blocks.

Cabot tells Shiloh, proceeding is dangerous at best, and at worst, lethal. Shiloh says they’ll shoot for the best alternative. They’re both facing life in prison; what’s one more crime? Get on with it. Cameron is freaking out. Shiloh and Cabot go back in. Shiloh laughs, and says he’ll have to tighten Cameron’s bonds, since they’re getting loose. When he comes near Cameron, Cameron kicks him, saying, freak; let go of him. Shiloh almost pops Cameron one, but Cabot stops him. Cabot says, it might be prudent to restrain his feet as well, and Shiloh says, good idea.

Jason tells Sam, layer by layer, Shiloh is losing things, and his options are becoming smaller. He’s fixating on Afghanistan, and the information Drew has. He’s got tunnel vision. Sam says, it doesn’t make sense, but Jason says, Shiloh doesn’t care. He’s losing it. The good thing is, the more desperate Shiloh becomes, the more sloppy he gets. Sam says, and the more dangerous he’ll be. Jason isn’t saying they shouldn’t be on their guard. They know what Shiloh is capable of, but his hold over people is done. He has no one to hide behind anymore. That makes him more vulnerable.

Laura says Scotty is concerned about the company Ava is keeping. She says, who? Chelsea? Laura says Scotty is convinced Ava is being taken advantage of, but Ava says she can take care of herself. Laura says she knows, but Ava is still grieving, and nobody wants to see her preyed upon again. Ava says Chelsea isn’t a serial killer, and to be honest, she’s helping. Laura hopes that’s true. Ava asks if she doesn’t believe in that kind of thing, and Laura says, she doesn’t know, but Ava deserves peace. Ava says there’s no peace for her, but that’s okay. She just wants peace for Kiki. If Laura thought Nikolas was as restless as she knows Kiki is, she’d do everything in her power to unburden him.

Jax tells Hayden, as one business partner to another, it’s been a while. Finn has obviously moved on. She should too. He asks if that’s why she agreed to work with him; so she’d have a chance to fight for Finn. Hayden says she’d be lying if she said it hadn’t crossed her mind, but things have changed. In the meantime, things with Valentin have gotten serious and personal. That eurotrash and his Park Avenue princess poisoned her. Jax says it was meant for him. He has no reason to suspect Nina, but she brought up Cassandra Pierce. Cassandra is the key. Why are they so worried about what he knows?

Sasha tells Maxie, she is lucky. Michael seems too good to be true. Maxie says, probably because he is. Sasha says she’s going to take it slow; make sure they’re on the same page about where they are, and where they’re going. And they’ll get wherever that is when they do. She asks Maxie if she passed, and Maxie says, with flying colors.

Valentin says he’s so glad he’s on Nina’s team. She tells him, funny he should say that. The Ava issue is done, they’ve relatively handled the Jax situation. They can turn the attention back on themselves. They have a date in September, and the preliminary arrangements have been made. Now they need to ramp it up. It’s around the corner, and she doesn’t want to waste one day or one minute before marrying him. They kiss.

Maxie comes in with a giant display of flowers, saying, delivery. Sasha follows her in, and Nina asks, how was the island getaway? Sasha says, unreal. They had the best time. She thought she’d catch up on work, but she’s beat. She’s going to head home. Nina wants to give her the big news first, and asks Maxie for a drumroll. Nina says, she and Valentin are getting married. Maxie says they knew that already. Nina says they probably assumed it would be postponed again, but no. They’re fully committed to the September wedding date. It’s going to take a lot of work. Maxie says she’s going to have to pull next month together, and Nina says she’ll help.

Jax says Valentin has upped the ante. He tells Hayden not to be fooled. There’s nothing refined about Valentin. Now he’s on to them, and they’re in a dangerous position. Hayden says it’s going to be harder to snoop around Valentin’s office, or that creepy trophy room. Unless they exploit a weakness; Charlotte – Jax says, that’s out of the questionor Nina. Jax doubts Nina knows anything. He thinks they should let Valentin think they’re harmless, and when his guard is down, get him.

Laura tells Ava, after Nikolas died, she didn’t know how to go on. Ava asks how she did it. How did she even get out of bed in the morning? Laura says, Spencer. She knew he needed her. Ava says she tries to feel that way about Avery. When Avery asks if Kiki is happy, she lies, and says yes, but she doesn’t know. Laura says she needs to look inside herself to find peace. Ava says what if she doesn’t find it, and Laura says, keep looking. Not with a psychic; that might prolong the pain, and they make money off of people’s pain. Ava says she is in pain, but she’s also still herself. Laura laughs, and Ava says that Chelsea knows things no one could possibly know. If Laura doesn’t believe it, try it for herself.

Jason tells Sam, there’s an APB out for Shiloh and his accomplice. Elizabeth and Finn come in, and Elizabeth asks if Sam is okay. Sam says, accomplice? Is it someone from DOD? Jason says, no. It’s the doctor who developed memory transfer – Cabot. Finn says, Arthur Cabot? His work was based on using twins. Anna and her sister were his initial subjects. Finn ran into him, and warned Drew, but had no idea he was working with Shiloh. Jason says maybe Cabot stands a better chance at getting something off the flashdrive. Finn asks doesn’t he need Jason or Drew to make it work? and Jason says, not necessarily.

Franco leaves a message for Cameron, saying he knows Cameron is on a joyride, but stay put. Franco is coming to get him, and Cameron is going to owe him big time.

Cameron says he won’t tell a soul, but Shiloh says, sorry; no can do. Cameron asks if they know Jason is his half-brother. His dad is going to kill them. Shiloh says he’s connected to Jason? Even better. Cameron says, please don’t do this. Shiloh says, Drew survived; Cameron will too. Cameron says they can’t make him forget everything, and Shiloh says he won’t even remember being scared. Cabot injects him with (I assume) a sedative.

Scotty sits with Ava, and she says his pal already took a crack at her. Scotty tells her to fasten her seatbelt. She’s in for a bumpy ride. She says her eyes are wide open, and it’s fine. He asks her to do him a favor, and keep the psychic away from his son. He doesn’t need that. She thanks him, and he says, for what? She says he knows what.

Laura calls Chelsea. Laura says she’s heard a lot about her, and understands she has a special way of helping people. She thinks she might be in need of that kind of help.

Jax tells Hayden that he has every intention of gaining Nina’s trust. Not just in a business sense; he genuinely likes her. She’s creative, intuitive, and smart. He’s way ahead of Hayden.

Nina asks how Valentin knew they’d have something to celebrate? He says he didn’t. They’re not from him. Nina reads the card. Thanks for making my early days at Aurora memorable. Here’s to many more. Jax. Sasha keels over.

Franco gets to 721 Dewitt. He knocks on the door, and yells for Cameron. He turns the knob, and the door opens. Wow. I would say Shiloh is getting sloppy, but Cabot was the last one in, so really?

Finn tells Jason that he thought the procedure was supposed to be used on twins. Jason says there’s a better chance of success, but theoretically, it can be performed on anyone. The real concern is the subject ending up in a vegetative state.

Franco hears Cabot and Shiloh arguing. Cabot says he wanted to complete his life’s work, and Shiloh tells him, stop whining and get the job done. Franco opens the door, and sees Cameron in the chair. He asks, what’s going on?

Tomorrow, Finn says it’s not looking good, Drew tells Curtis that he won’t believe who Cabot has been calling in Port Charles, and Franco asks if Cameron has been given Drew’s memories.

Southern Charm

Chelsea meets dad Ken for lunch. She says she missed him, and they order hushpuppies and fish bites. I guess it’s the Southern version of fish and chips. Ken asks how her boyfriend Nick is doing with his travels, and she says he gets to be on the water and travel; it’s awesome. In her interview, Chelsea says she knows her father’s fears about her dating someone who’s not around a lot, but you love who you love. She tells Ken that she’s still figuring her next move with work. She was thinking about going into business with Madison. Madison has been doing hair forever, but the more she thinks about it, it doesn’t make sense. Their personalities are different, and if they had a disagreement, it might be pretty intense. In Chelsea’s interview, she says, seeing how Madison reacted in a stressful situation, she wonders, would Madison attack her in a stressful business situation? She says, best friends go into business, and end up hating each other, and Ken says, he did. A couple of times. It’s good for years, then you’re faced with a lawsuit. He thinks if she can do it, do it on her own. He says, she can do it, and she says, strong like bull, something my father used to say.

Danni visits Kathryn, who says she’s in love. He lives in Nashville, and writes music. In her interview, Kathryn says a girlfriend invited her to Nashville for the weekend. There was a couples dinner, and the friend invited a guy. They hit it off. His name is Hunter. She thought he was dressed classic Nashville country singer. They stayed up talking all night talking. He’s silly, funny, and wonderful. Danni says she’s glowing. Kathryn unpacks the food Danni brought, and asks what’s up with her? Danni says she talked to Madison. We flash back to Madison making a jerk of herself, and embarrassing Danni. Danni says Madison feels bad, and said she took her issues with Shep too far. Unfortunately, Danni was involved. Kathryn thinks she’s genuinely sorry, but it doesn’t mean she excuses the behavior. Kathryn says she feels like she and Madison connect on a mom level, and she doesn’t want it to affect her friendship with Danni. Danni says she’s more put off by Austen. Everything stemmed from him. Kathryn says Eliza texted her. She’s finally having a fox hunt. Who would like to tally-ho? Kathryn swears Eliza googles classic Southern activities. She doesn’t even know what tally-ho means. She wonders if they dress up like it’s a reenactment. She has a red vel jacket. Danni says she has to go. Tally-ho.

Ashley visits Eliza at the hotel. In Eliza’s interview, she says she feels for Ashley, but she’s irritated and feels betrayed. She worked hard get Ashley a platform where she could apologize, and move on with a clean slate. We flash back to whatever mess that was. They sit, and Eliza says she hasn’t seen Ashely since Airy Hall. Ashley thanks Eliza for her facilitating that. If it wasn’t for Eliza, she wouldn’t have had the opportunity. Because of that day, she had had a chance to talk briefly to Naomie. Eliza asks if it went well, and Ashley says Naomie is a straight shooter. She asked if Naomie thought Kathryn would ever talk to her, even if they ran into each other; would she be open to talk? We see a clip of Naomie saying, no, no, and no. But since Ashley is delusional, she says she felt a little opening, and hopes to get another chance. In her interview, Eliza says, in the Bible, Peter was forgiven seven times. Six more to go. She tells Ashley that she has a fox hunt coming up.

Craig and Austen meet for drinks. Craig tells Austen that he has a partner in the pillow business, and they’re making moves. Austen says he had a conversation with Shep. Craig asks if Shep said he won’t be friends if Austen goes back with Madison or did he just say it a betrayal of his trust? Austen says, both.  Craig says, so it was basically an ultimatum. As a friend, Craig doesn’t think it’s healthy, but he’d still be friends. Shep looks at it as Austen is choosing sides. Craig’s personal opinion is that Danni should be mad at Madison for involving her, Shep should be mad at Austen for spilling his secret, and Austen should be mad at Madison for breaking his trust in various ways. Austen should also be mad at Shep for not being a good friend and giving him an ultimatum. He says Austen picked a hellvva spider web to be in. Austen says Madison called him up, and said he’s afraid of what his friends think, and it’s kind of true. He can’t bring her to a party without Craig and Shep looking at him like he’s an idiot. How is their relationship supposed to survive when they’re telling him what to do? In Craig’s interview, he says he gives Austen the same proposition he gave Naomie the day he left. If the world ends tomorrow, and he could take one person to go live on an island somewhere, who would he take? Who’s on the island with him? Austen says, he’d take Madison.

Cameran meets Shep for dinner. She tells him his sweater looks like Mr. Rogers, and he says he’s trying to be more domestic. He did his due diligence on the land he purchased. It’s going to be challenging. Cameran says, because it’s on a marsh. He asks, how did she know? In Cameran’s interview, she says, what does she know? She was only at the top in sales at her company last year. Shep orders ginger ale, and Cameran is impressed. She says she’s proud of him. He says they’ll see how long he can last. She asks how long it’s been, and he says, three days. He’s got to start somewhere. She asks if he talked to Austen, and Shep says he and Madison can ride into the sunset as far as he’s concerned. He won’t be around to watch. In Shep’s interview, he says, you think you know someone, but you don’t. It’s a shock to his system. He tells Cameran that Austen and Madison were buddy-buddy on the trip. Cameran says, maybe she has something on him. Maybe he’s a sexual deviant. Shep knows he is. He has information; he just doesn’t use it. Cameran won’t let up until Shep tells her. On Valentine’s Day, Austen spelled out butt stuff? in rose petals on the bed. She said okay. Cameran and I make the same face, and Shep admits, it was an amazing move. Cameran doesn’t even know what to say.

Kathryn calls Danni, and tells her that she got a text from Ashley. Danni says, what?! and Kathryn says that’s what she said. She reads the text to Danni, with Ashley saying she was invited to the fox hunt, and doesn’t want to have drama. She wishes Kathryn no ill will, and no pressure to talk. She wishes Kathryn the best. Kathryn doesn’t give a sh*t. She’s never done anything to Ashley. She has no mental space left for this mental person. She can’t. In Kathryn’s interview, she says she’ll give Ashley major props if she keeps to herself, but if Ashley comes to her, she’ll just tip her hat. I guess that means keep moving?

Austen meets Madison for dinner. He says he hasn’t seen her, and she says she doesn’t know how to act around him. He asks where her head is at, and she says she’s not 100% sorry for what she said about Shep, but she’s sorry for telling on him. He says he knows Shep pushed her, but it’s the second time now that she’s totally hurt him. The friendship is strained because if information he told her. In the beginning, he’d never been so happy, and it spooked the hell out of him. In his interview, he says in the beginning, Madison came to him, and said she was ready to put down her walls, and be with him fully. When that happened, something snapped in his head, and he wondered, does he marry her and jump into the daddy roll? He sabotaged the whole thing. We flash back to the aftermath of his infamous threesome. He tells Madison, that was clearly one of the worst decisions he’s made in his life. Since then. he’s had to claw his way back for them. He wants make it work. They’ve been through so much together. He loves her. She says she loves him too, and they kiss. I’m not a corny-loving person, but that made me smile. He says he truly wants to make it work, and she says, let’s do it. 100%, not half-assed any longer. He asks if she has an early day, and she says she moved stuff in case things went well. They clink glasses.

Airy Hall; Limehouse Plantation. The horses are unloaded. Eliza’s Aunt Nina is the master (ha-ha – spellcheck gave the selection of hamster) of hounds. In her interview, Eliza says she was tally-hoing when she was super little, but started joining the hunt at nine. Her aunt created the club, and is the founder. She says a lot of preparation goes into a hunt. The hounds need to be trained. They’re hounds, not dogs, and get offended if you call them dogs. You have the huntsman and the control masters. The huntsmen follow the masters, and the members follow the huntsman and hounds. Red coats are for masters, and black coats are for huntsmen. Tally-hoers provide refreshment for those riding. It’s basically being drug around while drinking.

Shep picks up Bailey. He asks if she’s wearing fox, and she says she wants to warn them what’s coming. Shep says he’s tired; he fell off the wagon. Bailey says he fell hard. He says he hasn’t seen a lot of people in a while, and he and Austen are in nuclear winter. In his interview, Shep says Bailey is a great friend. They had a brief romance – we flash back to that – and she introduced him to Austen. He tells Bailey that he’s disappointed and hurt by the whole thing. She ask if he’s going to try talking to Austen, but he says, no. He’s not giving Austen a big hug.

They get to the hunt, and Bailey says hello to Austen. Shep barely asks him how it’s going, and Austen says, well. In his interview, Austen says, Shep is like a stranger right now. He feels the tension. Naomie tells Chelsea it’s intimidating. Port is served in paper cups. Craig demands drinks immediately. In Eliza’s interview, she says, fox hunting is not for the feint of heart. You have to be able to hang on for dear life. Bailey gives Craig a cup of port. He takes a sip, and asks if it’s Robitussin. I agree. I don’t like port much either.

Danni picks up Kathryn. Her car beeps as she backs up, and Kathryn says, it sounds like Ashley when she tries to speak.

Ashley arrives at the hunt. Ready to ride in the back of a hay wagon, Craig sees Ashley, and says, take your positions. Ashley gets on. Craig asks Naomie how she feels, and she says, awkward. The bitch doesn’t listen. In Naomie’s interview, she says what did she tell Ashley? Don’t come near Kathryn. Don’t do it. Just don’t. And she’s here anyway.

Chelsea and Naomie think it’s too cold to ride, and decide to stick with the hay wagon party. Chelsea says she’s not snuggling with Austen, referring to Madison’s jealousy over an Instagram of her and Austen a long time ago. Eliza thanks everyone for coming. She thanks the masters and the landowners, her grandparents. She explains that no foxes would be harmed. They’re doing a drag with a fake scent. If they use a real one, the hounds will go after real foxes, and she wants to protect them. Oh, okay. I’d be into this then. It was creeping me out a little before. Craig says he has zero clue as to what’s happening. There’s no fox, no guns, and he’s on a hayride. It really looks like a lot of fun. If you’re outdoorsy. Which I am. The hounds lose the scent. In her interview, Eliza tells us, if they lose the scent, the hunt ends, and you’re done riding for the day. Craig puts a scarf on his head like a babushka.

Danni and Kathryn finally get to the hunt. Danni says she’s nervous. She doesn’t want to see negative people. Kathryn says everyone looks awesome. They talk to Eliza, apologizing for being late. Ashley walks past with some friend whose name I either don’t know or don’t remember. Kathryn’s hair is done in two long braids, and she’s wearing a nouveau Victorian outfit. Ashley tells the friend that Kathryn looks like Pippi Longstocking, and continues to call her Pippi. I realize my mouth is open, because I can’t believe she’s so juvenile and crass. She never disappoints in that area. She can’t control herself, even a little. Shep says he’s so hungry, he could eat a horse. Austen tells Craig that he and Madison are giving it another shot. Craig asks if he means at being exclusive, and Austen says he told Madison he loves her. Craig asks what she did, and Austen says she cried and said she loved him too. Craig has no problem with them trying again, but if she doesn’t treat Austen well, he’ll still be friends, but he’s not giving a f**k. They go in to eat. Cameron compliments Kathryn’s outfit, and Kathryn says she was channeling Beyoncé’s Formation.

A young German Shepherd and Lil Craig circle each other and sniff butts. Shep jokes that this is his cheat day. Inside, Don helps Eliza out of her riding getup, and she tells him that she invited Ashley and Kathryn. At one of the tables, Cameran suggests she and Kathryn role play; she’ll be Ashley. She does a perfect imitation, saying she wishes Kathryn the best, then saying she’s not listening. Kathryn says her coattails have holes. This show always makes me laugh at least once.

Ashley approaches Kathryn, saying her name, and I laugh because Cameran was spot-on. She asks if they can have a conversation. Austen says, oh sh*t. Shep says, hell has frozen over. Eliza watches from inside, and Don says, this should be interesting. Kathryn and Ashley go to a private bench. Craig says he’s going to make sure they don’t get physical – i.e. he wants to eavesdrop. Ashley thanks Kathryn for being approachable, and say she should have apologized a long time ago. What she said to Kathryn was none of her effing business. We flash back to Ashley behaving abominably. Ashley says who is she to tell someone how to raise their kids, or what kind of mother they are? Kathryn asks when she realized that, and Ashley says when she went home to visit her family in California. They didn’t talk to her; they were disappointed. Her sister said she’s a mother. If someone said that to her, she’d want to kill them. Austen says it looks like Ashley is doing a lot of a talking. Craig says that’s who should be talking. Ashley wants Kathryn to know she was never a threat. She wasn’t trying to break up her family. She was actually supportive of Kathryn and Thomas’s relationship. She was Kathryn’s biggest fan. Kathryn says Ashley said just the opposite to her. Ashley says, after the fact. Whatever the hell that means. Kathryn doesn’t know how Ashley could go from the polar opposite to here. She doesn’t buy it.

Ashley asks what it is Kathryn doesn’t buy; her apology? Kathryn says she doesn’t buy Ashley being nice to her. Ashley says they’ll probably never speak again after this, and Kathryn says she hopes. Ashley says she owes Kathryn an apology. It was never her place say or do what she did. She’s not asking for Kathryn’s forgiveness. She wants peace. If she sees Kathryn, she doesn’t want any hard feelings, animosity, or tension. They can wave, and wish each other well. I would totally buy this, if she hadn’t just insulted Kathryn a hot minute ago. Kathryn wants to feel safe and normal. Ashley says Kathryn needs to know that she’s deeply sorry; sorry for hurting Kathryn. She wishes she could take it back. Who was she to speak that way? Kathryn says she appreciates it. It was nice of Ashley. She gets up, says she does wish Ashley the best, and walks back to the party. Danni tells Shep that Kathryn is done. She gave Ashley her ten minutes. Shep says he tried to listen. Kathryn joins them, and says she was not emotionally prepared. In Kathryn’s interview, she says no way could she forgive the sh*t Ashley said about her. Hell no. Effing no.

Ashley tells her tiny group of pretend friends that she and Kathryn don’t speak the same language. They can’t understand each other. They’ll never get there. Eliza comes alongside Danni, saying she didn’t want to get caught in the crossfire. Danni says Eliza scared her. She thought Eliza was the one. She asks Kathryn how it went; she observed and it was stressing her out. Kathryn says they talked, but they’re not friends. Eliza says, it could be worse. Danni says, someone could be in the pool.

Lil Craig inspects the pool, but is a good boy, and doesn’t jump in. Shep says it would be freezing, but he’d have to jump in after him. Shep and Austen get drinks, and Shep walks away without saying anything. In Austen’s interview, he says, it’s so stupid. He’s tired of the awkwardness; they’re grown men. He sits with Shep, who says he’s missed having Austen around. Austen says this isn’t how they normally act, but Shep doesn’t know how to talk to Austen right now. Good Lord. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a dude wanting to end a friendship over the other dude’s girlfriend.

Austen says, the bottom line is, he and Madison decided to hit the reset button. Shep says, in the face of all that’s happened, Austen is still staying the course. Shep doesn’t know how to reconcile that. He thinks it’s crazy. Austen says he can’t help that he thinks about her. If it blows up in his face, it’s his own fault. He wishes he didn’t feel like that, but he does. Neither one of them knows what to say. Shep says he’s not that interested. Austen says he hopes it doesn’t drive a spike in their relationship. It’s so silly. Shep doesn’t know. In Shep’s interview, he says he’s never broken up with a friend before. It’s new territory for him. He tells Austen, he’s out, and the worst thing he can do is check out.

Next time, the finale – Patricia throws a cocktail party, Ashley says Patricia is going down, Austen says it’s an ambush, Ashley makes a scene, and Shep asks Madison if it’s the final straw.

🚫 Like Naomie Said…

Just don’t.

The following is a fake trailer used in Grindhouse. Some images may not be for children. Or maybe anyone.

 

November 13, 2018 – An interruption, Drew’s Decision,Worst Bosun Ever, Lala Flips Out, Grindhouse on Rotation & a Lap Dance

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Last night, I was about to publish, and poof! my internet disappeared. Since my husband gets up at the crack of dawn and was already sleeping, I left him a note. This morning, his note on my note said there was an electrical fire at Penn Station in NYC. Whether these things are related, I have no idea, but regardless, it’s back, and so am I.

General Hospital

Sorry, I missed the very beginning. If someone had told me that one day I’d be cooking lunch for dogs, I would have laughed. Moving on.

Carly tells Jason that she got a voicemail from Sonny last night saying he wasn’t coming home. He’s not replying to her calls or texts, and she’s getting worried. She doesn’t know what’s going on.

Margaux wakes up. Sonny says, she lives.

Mike thanks Stella. He appreciates everything she does. He knows she’s his case worker, but she goes above and beyond. She says she does it because she likes him, and would like to think she’s also his friend.

Margaux asks what time it is. Sonny tells her, last he checked, it was a little after seven. She has to get back to work, and Sonny says she’s probably hung over. She says, thanks to him. He gives her some coffee. It’s not his brand, but it’s what was in the kitchen. He says he’ll drive, and get them back to Port Charles in no time. She asks why he stayed there last night, and he says he knew how upsetting it was when she found out the truth. She says just because her mother put Skully up to it, doesn’t mean Sonny is blameless. Staying there didn’t absolve him from his sins. He says she was in no condition to be left alone. Being betrayed by your parents is a terrible thing. Margaux wants to get going. Both of their phones ding, and Sonny says, what the hell? His wife was back in for questioning about a murder.

Carly tells Jason, all Sonny said was that he was handling a situation out of town. Jason says he was looking for leverage against the DA; he must have found something. Sonny can handle it by himself, and he was focused on getting answers about Ferncliff. Carly asks if he has any information about her neighbor. He tells her that they found Nelle in the room. She’d been transferred from Pentonville, and was sitting on the floor, cradling a blanket and singing a lullaby to it. Carly says Nelle took a page out of her playbook, but Jason says she was nowhere near as convincing. Carly says she managed to fool the doctors. Jason tells her that he and Sam exposed her. She’s being reevaluated, and will be transferred back. That makes Carly happy, but still doesn’t answer her question. He says they couldn’t find her neighbor; he wasn’t there. He’s either transferred, released or dead. Carly says if he died, Ferncliff would do whatever they could to cover it up. Maybe he was transferred. She can’t imagine him being released, although if he was released before Halloween, the police might have someone else to question.

Curtis asks Jordan if she isn’t wasting time. Does she really think Carly is capable of a beheading. Jordan tells him it’s privileged information, but she’s mostly ruled Carly out. Her story checks out, but because of the strands of hair, she can’t eliminate Carly completely. Curtis says it sound like they were planted. Jordan suspects as much, but she’s grappling with the true motive. Was Mary Pat the main target, or was the real goal to set up Carly? And if so, why?

Sonny asks if Margaux is still after his family, but she says she had nothing do with it. She just got the text at the same time he did. There was DNA evidence, and Carly had to be called in again, but she wasn’t charged. Sonny wants to get on the road; Carly must be wondering where he is. Margaux asks what he told her.

Jason asks why Carly didn’t call him, and she says she used her one call for Diane. She was tired when she got home, and had to explain things to Josslyn. In the morning, she had to get Mike out, and Sonny wasn’t there to help with any of it. Jason knows she’s dealing with a lot, but when something happens, she needs to tell him. She wonders why he’s so concerned about her security. He says someone was just decapitated. It was a nurse she hated, and the body was found in Ava’s gallery with her DNA on it. She doesn’t think Ava would have the gall to do it, but he says it’s possible the killer was setting her up.

Curtis says if Carly isn’t the primary target, the murder might have been a means to an end. It’s ideal to set her up. The nature of the attack is vicious, and seems personal. Jordan says it’s disturbing. To shock and horrify is the hallmark of a serial killer. Maybe Franco is right, and if the killer is putting on a show, this isn’t the end.

Josslyn tells Cameron that her mother is still a person of interest. The victim was decapitated. How could they think she was involved. Cameron says it’s messed up, but tells her, don’t worry; it will blow over. Josslyn tells him that her mom said, keep acting like normal, whatever that means. Cameron says Josslyn is going through a lot. Does she want to keep pretending? Josslyn says it’s working. Even Oscar’s mother thinks they’re dating

Kim tells Drew that Oscar needs someone who shares his interests and speaks his language; someone whose opinion carries weight with him. Drew asks if she’s talking about Josslyn. She’s the last person Oscar wants to know. Kim says she was so desperate, she turned to a teenager for help. She went to Josslyn’s house, but saw she’d moved on with Cameron. She seemed happy, and it was surreal; being a normal teenage is so far out of Oscar’s reach. She ended up not saying anything. Josslyn can’t give Oscar what he needs, and Oscar would see it as a betrayal of trust. That’s why they have to fight him in court. They can’t allow him to refuse the medical trial. Monica overhears, and says, Oscar wants to do what?

At Charlie’s, Oscar asks Alexis if there’s been any progress with his case. She’s petitioned the court for a hearing, and says they’re sympathetic to the December 1st deadline for the medical trial. She asks how he feels, and he says he’s having headaches, but nothing he can’t handle. Alexis says he has to go over a few more things, and hands him a million papers. He has to decide whether to go for a GED or high school diploma, and go over health insurance information. It’s important that he review everything. He says he doesn’t know how any of that works. He just thought he had to prove he could make his own medical decisions. She says he has to show court he can live like an adult, and asks if he’s sure he’s ready to handle this. He says he needs to focus on one thing at a time. She says it’s complex, but he has to do it if he’s serious. Oscar says he’ll make it work. Julian says, speaking of work… and Oscar goes back to it. Alexis tells Julian that he’s a good kid. Julian says, he is, and he thinks he knows what she’s doing.

Drew tells Monica that Oscar doesn’t want waste time with a medical procedure that might not work or leave him brain dead. Kim says he doesn’t understand it’s his only option. Monica knows the situation well, and can see the fear and frustration they’re feeling. Her adopted daughter Emily had to make a similar choice. Drew says Scout is named Emily Scout after her. Monica explains that Emily’s mom was her best friend, and she and Alan adopted Emily after her mom died from breast cancer. When Emily was diagnosed with it, she refused treatment. She was sure the cure was worse than the disease, seeing her mother go through chemo that did no good. Kim asks if she died, and Monica says she managed to beat the cancer; she accepted treatment at the last minute. Unfortunately, she was murdered years later. Kim says she’s sorry, and Monica says she’s telling her because she understands what they’re up against. Kim asks what changed Emily’s mind about the treatment, and Monica says someone who loved her convinced her.

Josslyn tells Cameron that their astronomy project was her favorite homework assignment of the entire year. He tells her, stick with the expert. She asks if he still has the keychain, and he shows it to her with his housekeys on it. She says, no pressure if he doesn’t like it. He says he likes it for real. She knows she asks for a lot. Cameron says he could say no, and Josslyn says she didn’t give him that option, but he came through. She’s grateful, not just because she wants Oscar to regret breaking up; she has a good time with him. Last night was fun, except for the cops showing up. She wonders what Kim wanted. It had to be about Oscar. She tells Cameron she’s hungry, and drags him out.

Kim tells Monica that she thought she’d ask Josslyn to intervene, but Oscar would see it as another betrayal. Monica says the young man Emily loved was a deciding factor, along with the love of her family. Kim says, unfortunately, Oscar doesn’t think too highly of his parents right now, but Monica says he’ll come around. She’ll hope for the best, and if they need her, call. She leaves.

Carly tells Jason that she thought it was a set-up, but it hadn’t occurred to her that she might be a target. Jason asks, what about Ava? Carly says she had the same instinct, to think Ava would do this, but it’s not her style. As much as she despises Carly, it doesn’t feel like her. Jason says, worst case, she’s on some freak’s radar. Sonny comes in, and says he’s sorry Carly had to deal with the cops alone. Diane filled him in, but he should have been there. Carly asks, where was he?

Drew says it’s crazy. When he thinks about Emily, he can’t help smiling. It also hurts. He feels like he knew her and loved her, but he never met her. As irony would have it, all the people who are part of his past, who were important to him and loved him; he doesn’t know who they are. Look at them. They share a beautiful son, but he has no recollection of how it happened. Kim is sorry he can’t get his memories back. Drew says, that’s not entirely true. He was presented with another opportunity.

Mike comes in, apologizing to Sonny and Carly for interrupting. Stella took him to the farmer’s market, and they decided to have breakfast, but he forgot his wallet. Stella says he insisted on coming back, even though she’s treating. Sonny says Mike likes to treat – always. Mike asks if he just got home, and Sonny says he had business out of town. Stella tells Mike that she’ll wait in the car. Mike asks if everything is all right, and Sonny has good news. Everything that happened in Croton is over. Mike asks what he means, and Sonny says he didn’t want it weighing on Mike anymore. What happened years ago, is finished. Mike tells Sonny, if he says so. Carly asks if Mike is taking Stella to Kelly’s, but he says they’re going to Charlie’s; she likes the eggs. He gets his wallet and leaves. Sonny says it’s great that he doesn’t remember; he’s better off. Jason asks what Sonny means by finished. Carly asks where he was, and Sonny says, in Jersey with Margaux.

Margaux walks into the interrogation room, saying she didn’t mean to interrupt. Curtis says he’s on his way out, and tells Jordan, no carrot cake under any circumstances. Jordan agrees. When he’s gone, she asks Margaux if she was out late. Margaux says, that obvious? Jordan asks what’s the occasion, but Margaux says she wasn’t celebrating. Jordan asks if she’s okay.

Kim asks Drew, what kind of opportunity? He says the flashdrive was found, and she asks if he means the one with the baseline of his memories. He says, yes, and she asks if that means his memories can be restored. He says, it’s more complicated than that, but yes. Kim asks if he’s considering it. He says he ruled it out at first. Kim says, isn’t it everything he wanted? Drew says, not everything. The risks are too high. He could lose the memories he formed there. Kim says he said he ruled it out at first. Does that mean he’s reconsidering? Drew says he feels like a hypocrite. He’s asking Oscar to risk everything to restore his life to the fullest, but he’s not doing the same for his own life.

Alexis asks what Julian thinks she’s doing. He says she made a big show of taking the case. She was full of principles, and taking the moral high ground. He thinks she believes Oscar has the right to decide his fate, but thinks he won’t go through with it. That’s why she’s showing him how tough life can be if he splits with his mom. She says she doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Cameron and Josslyn come into Charlie’s, all happy and talking. Oscar sees them.

Sonny tells Carly and Jason that he confronted Margaux’s mother. She freaked out, and went for the letters. Margaux heard because he was wearing a wire. Imagine the irony. Carly asks how she reacted. Besides getting drunk. Sonny says she was hurt bad. Carly says she must know her mother didn’t pull the trigger. After the initial shock passes, she’s going to come after him harder than before.

Stella asks Mike to tell her about his lady friends, and he says none of them are as pretty as she is. She says, of course not; she’s fabulous. Mike says there might be one he enjoys hanging out with more than the others; Yvonne. Stella says, she’s a lucky lady. Tell Yvonne that she’d better do right by him, or answer to her. Curtis comes in, and sees Stella smiling.

Oscar tells Cameron and Josslyn someone will take their order shortly. Josslyn asks how he’s been, and Oscar says, cool, and asks what brings them there. She says they’re getting breakfast to go before school. She adds Oscar must get as much as he wants since he works there, but Oscar says he’s not that into it. Josslyn says she hasn’t seen him at school. How’s the new girlfriend? He says, okay. Josslyn excuses herself, and Oscar asks if Cameron is still telling him Josslyn is just a friend. Cameron says, no.

Kim says as much as Drew sympathizes with Oscar’s position, they’re his parents. Like it or not, they have to make the decisions they think best for him. She thinks it’s a case of do as I say, not as I do. Drew says, it would mean more to lead by example. Kim says he’s not thinking of going through with the procedure, is he?

Stella asks if Curtis would care to join them. Curtis says he’s meeting with the wedding planner for a cake taste. He just picked up the rings. He shows the rings to them, and Mike says, nothing but the best. Curtis says he’s only doing this once, so he wanted to make it worthwhile. He still hopes Stella will be there when he marries the woman he loves. She says she can’t, but the rings are beautiful. Any woman would be proud to wear them. Curtis walks away, and Mike says it’s a shame she won’t be there to see Curtis place the ring on his bride’s finger.

Oscar asks if Josslyn and Cameron are dating for real. Cameron says Josslyn needs someone she can count on; who respects and understands her. They like each other, and have fun together. If Oscar wants him to promise nothing is going to happen, he can’t. Josslyn comes back, and says they have no time to wait. She starts walking to the door. Cameron and Oscar look at each other, and Josslyn asks Cameron if he’s coming. Cameron leaves, and Josslyn turns back to look at Oscar.

Kim tells Drew, there’s no comparison. He went through an experimental treatment. The amino trial was studied for years, while his experience was based on a wing and a prayer. Drew says he’s not going through with it. He can’t risk losing the memories he’s made; his family, his kids, the people he’s grown to love. He doesn’t want to give up on the life he made here, and he’s no more willing to give up on Oscar’s life.

Monica goes to Charlie’s, and asks if Oscar is playing hooky. He says he’s working, and she asks how much he makes under the table. He says he pays taxes, but she says, not today. They’re spending the day together. She gives Julian some money, saying, that should cover it. She and Oscar have stuff to talk about.

Jordan tells Margaux, no wonder she was drinking. She can’t imagine how it felt. Margaux says, anger, sadness, numbness; she doesn’t know what thing do with the information. Jordan thinks she does know. Jordan is the top cop, and Margaux was hoping she’d take it out of her hands, and bury it or pass it along. Margaux doesn’t know if she can do this. Jordan says it’s her choice to make. It’s unsubstantiated, but she has to decide if closing the case is worth sending her mother to prison.

Sonny tells Carly and Jason there’s no evidence to tie him in to the murder. Jason asks if there’s any chance Skully told Jeanette. Sonny says, she was desperate. If she’d had any idea, she would have thrown it in his face. Carly says they’re back where they started. Margaux will just try to get him for something else. Sonny says he doesn’t think so. When Margaux found out the truth, it broke her. He didn’t feel good about it. Carly asks if he feels sorry for her, and Sonny says it’s not his choice. There’s no way he can undo what happened. Like there’s no way to undo how his life turned out. Margaux lost her father twice because of him. Once, when she was a girl, and last night she lost mother too. He feels badly, but should have been there for Carly. He apologizes, and Carly says she’s all right. Jason says, it’s been a tough 24-hours, and Carly might be right. Margaux has to be angry, and if she can’t take it out on her mom or Skully, she might take it out on the next best thing – Sonny.

Margaux looks at her phone.

Tomorrow, Willow announces Career Day at school. Curtis wonders why Nina hasn’t RSVP’d for the wedding, and Sasha tells Valentin the longer she stays, the more she risks being found out.

Below Deck

Caroline whines that she’s never been treated like this. Grounded like a child. She thought by working in yachting, she’d meet cool people, but that’s not the case. She feels singled out. She tells Rhylee that Kate told her if she didn’t get better, she’d have to go home. Well, yeah. You have to do the job you’re getting paid for. Not just ride around on the luxury yacht. Josiah wants Cheetos. Rhylee asks Ashton is he had a good time last night. She did. In her interview, Rhylee says Ashton only expresses interest when he’s drunk. She’s thirty-three. If she wants a fling, she’ll make the booty call.

Chandler goes over what they need to do with the deckhands. Rhylee sees the checklist, and Chandler asks her to spot clean the cushions. In his interview, Chandler says he and Rhylee could never be friends, but as professionals, they need to suck it up. He knows the captain is watching closely, so he definitely wants to redeem himself, and prove he’s the bosun Captain Lee hired.

Ashton is doing the windows in the harness. Kate gives Josiah an update on Caroline’s foot, and says she doesn’t think Caroline is lying. Caroline comes in, and says she’s not lying. In her interview, Caroline says if they’re going to talk behind her back, at least make sure she’s not there. Geez, she’s just a little paranoid. Kate tells her that sometimes crew members will fake injuries because it’s a lot of work, and she doesn’t think it’s the case here. She doesn’t think you can fake a swollen foot. In Kate’s interview, she says she’s already carrying Caroline’s weight when she’s in top health, so when she got injured, it was like, why are you here?

It’s preference sheet time. Four days, ten people, two of them children. Torrie and Albert are a power couple from St. Pete, Florida. Kate says, the four-year-old likes both sparkling and still water. One guest is gluten-free, low carb; several have allergies; and one child has a severe peanut allergy. They’ll have to make sure anything remotely peanut is off the boat. Adrian says they’re like a Japanese puzzle. Kate says, they probably met at a support group for dietary restriction weirdos. Their requests are a pig roast, snorkeling, a white party, and the water toys. Captain Lee says the children are not to be without life jackets when outside of the interior. There’s no margin for error. He says kids are dangerous as hell. He can’t impress upon everybody how important that is.

Caroline tells Ashton that Kate and Josiah were talking about her, saying they don’t think she’s lying. Ashton thinks they like gossip. In his interview, Ashton says you can feel like very much a part of the crew or at the opposite end, and extremely alone. He tells Caroline not to let it bother her. He understands where she’s coming from, and feels for her. He finds a pair of the captain’s underwear in with his clothes, and throws them at Caroline.

The captain asks Chandler if he took care of the issues they discussed, and Chandler says, it’s been good. Captain Lee tells Chandler that he has to have a clear line of communication, so there’s no confusion. In his interview, Captain Lee says with ten people, and two of them kids, they’ll need eyes on them all the time. It stretches the limit of their abilities. He tells Chandler, safety is paramount. There’s no room for error.

Kate tells Caroline the charter is going to be intense. They’re going to have extra guests and children, staying for an extra night. Kate asks if she can work at 100%. Caroling says she can. Kate says she can’t give Caroling extra breaks, because there’s going to be so much work. Josiah says it’s great that Caroline is back to work. They’re exhausted, and really need three stews. Kate says she’s happy Caroline is able to stay and work.

In Ashton’s interview, he says Rhylee has a strong personality. She and Chandler are pissed off at each other, but the way she’s handling herself makes it harder. The provisions come in. Kate says she sees a deer. No, Kate. It’s a pig for the roast. How city is she? The captain tells them to get in their whites, and meet on the aft deck asap.

The captain says here comes trouble on wheels, and welcomes the guests on board. Kate gives out flower crowns. In her interview, Kate says it’s not often there are children on a charter. People who spend a lot of money for vacation, spend a lot of money to leave the kids at home. Kate gives the tour. Kate explains the captain’s orders for life jackets for the kids. At least the parents are telling the kids to say please. The yacht heads out.

Kate tells Caroline to flip it, turn it, fold up the laundry. Josiah dances to that, and Caroline is over it. In Ross’s interview, he says the four-year-old reminds him of his son, who’s also four. His reward at the end is going home to see his kid. Rhylee asks Chandler about the game plan. They should have everything out within fifteen minutes of anchorage. Albert says the kids eat what they do, not chicken fingers. Josiah says they’re already adults. When he was their age, he just wanted burgers ad fries. The four-year-old, Pearson, wants to bang a starfish on the table. Torrie tells him that she’ll give it back after they eat, and he cries. Kate tells Josiah that she will turn this yacht right around. Ha-ha-ha!

Lunch is served. The kids actually seem cute, but I’m only seeing clips of them. Kate tells Adrian that Master Pearson is not loving the vegetables. They drop anchor. Ashton asks Rhylee to do something, and she questions it because it’s contrary to what Chandler said. It irritates Ashton when she does that, and she tells him, calm down. Rhylee complains to Ross that Chandler said to bring all the stuff out, Ashton told her not to do anything, then said to do what she wants. She’s not questioning what he was saying. Ross gets it. Chandler gripes that there’s nothing in water. They start getting everything ready, and Albert says he just wants the jet skis and trampoline today, and the slide on another day.

Caroline tells Adrian someone thinks she’s faking her injury. In Adrian’s interview, he says she’s bringing the vibe down on the whole boat. It’s draining to have someone around who’s always complaining and moping. Some of the guests do jet skiing; the kids play on their tablets. Kate tells Caroline to gather white décor from around boat.

Josiah asks Caroline, what’s up? She says she’s collecting white things. He questions what she’s gathering, and she tells him to take over. In her interview, Caroline thinks there’s a lack of communication in the interior. It’s bullsh*t. Kate says it’s a lot of pressure on Adrian. Ross tells Ashton that he spoke to Rhylee, and Ashton admits he was grumpy. Josiah asks Chandler how it’s going, and Chandler thinks it’s good. I think Chandler doesn’t know what’s going on. Ross says Rhylee needs clear instructions. Ashton understands where she’s coming from.

Kate tells Adrian, 7:30 for dinner. Kate and Josiah decorate the table for the white party. Adrian makes potato leek vichyssoise, and Albert is into it. Not so much the rest of the guests. Adrian says with ten people, who like everything different and have allergies, it stifles his creativity. He can’t be as free flowing, and needs to be calculated. He stresses, and it pisses him off.

Black Angus steak is served, but the guests don’t seem thrilled. One says the steaks are overcooked, and gives it a two out of ten. Ouch. The complain that it’s dry and bland. Kate relays that to Adrian. Ross calls Kai, his baby mama, who tells him that he has to talk to their son about hitting people. In his interview, Ross says he was immature when he and Kai were together, and they broke up. He hopes they can eventually work something out, but right now, Kai needs time to herself. She deserves to be happy. Torrie tells Caroline that for a general preference, they’d like steaks rarer. Caroline says she’ll pass the word on. Josiah tells Kate, but she’d rather not pass along the feedback. Adrian is amazing. In Kate’s interview, she says it’s not great when the guests don’t love the food, but Adrian didn’t have a lot of time, and she thinks he’s in a funk.

Adrian asks if Caroline is okay. In his interview, he says she’s bringing the vibe down on the whole boat. You never know what you’re going to get. She asks if he appreciates feedback, and when he says, yes, she tells him the guests want more sauce, less dry. In Adrian’s interview, he says he’s happy she told him, but he’s not appreciating her vibe. He knows she’s not happy, but don’t project it on him. He tells her that he understands she’s not doing well, but – and she says, keep to herself? He says he can see it on her face. She says he doesn’t know what she’s dealing with; it has nothing to do with the boat. He says his father just passed away, and he doubts it’s that. She asks if it’s a competition? He says, no, but they all have a lot of sh*t going on. She tells him to stop judging her. He says they’re all working together, and if she’s in a mood, it gets put on everyone. If she can’t handle sh*t, step up. She tells him it’s none of his business, and he says, it is. She’s sorry he has the misfortune of working with her, and he says he is too.

Kate says kids on boats are lots of work. The only benefit is they go to bed after dinner. Kate tells Caroline that she’s on at 6:30. She asks if Caroline is crying, and Caroline says she’s trying not to. She babbles about Adrian telling her not to be all sad because it affects him, and he’s sad enough because his dad died a month ago. Kate says it probably wasn’t the best delivery, but the advice is sound. Be her bubbly, upbeat self, and she’ll feel better.

Caroline looks for sugar, and Adrian ignores her. In Caroline’s interview, she says Adrian acts like he’s all about positive energy and rainbows, but it’s bullsh*t when he’s telling her to suck it up and deal with it. The captain tells Ashton the guests are going on a stingray excursion, and to make sure the tender is packed. In his interview, Ashton says dinner wasn’t his best performance. At the beginning of his career, he was called yes, but, since he always had an excuse. He doesn’t know everything, and he’s not perfect. If he’s always defending himself, he won’t learn. The guests are happy with breakfast. Pearson wants to be the boss when he grows up. I think he already has that job.

The captain tells Kate that 2 o’clock is the deadline for the guests getting to the excursion on time. Chandler calls for the water slide, and tells Rhylee to focus on getting out the stuff for the guests. Kate tells Torrie about the excursion. Chandler says they do the same thing every charter; today is no different. Ross says he thought the guests were going on an excursion. Chandler is like, what? and asks the captain about it. In his interview, Captain Lee says it’s a big deal. He doesn’t want deer in the headlights; he wants the light to go on over their heads. Ross says they’re leaving in an hour, and Chandler is wasting time getting stuff out. It makes no sense.

Caroline takes drink orders that are complicated. Something involving cucumber, jalapeno, and Prosciutto. She somehow gives the information to Kate after asking twice. In her interview, Kate says it’s a new day, and Caroline is in a great mood. It’s only a matter time before she has a mystery ailment. Chandler tells Rhylee that whatever she’s doing isn’t a priority. The captain doesn’t get it. He thought he was explicit with Chandler. He looms over the deck crew, watching from the deck above. He says, it went in one side, and out the other, without hitting any obstructions. Kate brings out the drinks. The guests whine they’ve been waiting ten minutes.

Chandler wants the rescue tender prepped for launch. Lunch is served. Torrie says, it’s not boring. Rhylee brings the tender around. Kate tells Adrian the guests are thrilled. The captain calls Ross and Chandler to the wheelhouse. He tells them to take everyone on the Intrepid until they run out of water, then switch to the rescue tender. Rhylee packs the boat, and the guests are loaded in. Kate thinks swimming with sharks isn’t an ideal activity for small children.

They get to island, which is insanely beautiful. The guests get into their fins and masks. A Golden Retriever bounds past. What are these dogs? Shark wranglers? Ashton calls Chandler, who’s busy having coffee and playing on his tablet. He calls the captain, and asks if they should come back or wait. The guests are calling when they’re ready to be picked up. Captain Lee tells Ross to head back. The guests swim with the rays and sharks, and I get jealous all over again. The guests wonder where their beer, water, and towels are, because Rhylee and Ashton are headed back with all the stuff.

Kate gets a call. Albert says they’re ready get out. They’ve had enough; the expedition didn’t go well. There are no towels or water. Kate says the tender will be sent over. She tells the deck crew what happened, and Albert says they’d better be there soon. Another guest says they feel like they’re on Gilligan’s Island. I’m pretty sure these people don’t know what doing without is. Chandler doesn’t know what’s. It’s a no-brainer. How can you take an excursion, and not take sh*t with you. Um… he was there with them. Why didn’t he notice. One of the guests thinks Chandler must be new.

Kate doesn’t want the bad mood carried into the boat. Josiah suggests cocktails, and Kate says, yes. She thinks if someone besides her, Josiah, and Adrian would help the guests enjoy Tahiti, that would be great. She tells the captain they’re under duress. In his interview, Captain Lee says when he has to eat a sh*t sandwich in a correctable situation, there aren’t enough words to describe how effed up it is. Kate asks Rhylee to meet the guests with towels and water. Josiah makes cocktails. The captain says he’s got to face the effing music.

Kate sends Caroline to do laundry, and presents Pina Coladas with gold on the top to the guests. The captain apologies to Albert. In his interview, he says as uncomfortable as he is, it’s nothing compared to how uncomfortable he’s going to make the deck crew feel. They probably won’t hear the end of it. He tells Albert that he doesn’t know why the crew neglected to disperse what was on board, but he’s going to find out and make it up to him.

Kate asks if the captain wants dinner, and he says he wants someone’s ass for dinner. She’s like, whoa. He calls the deck crew to the wheelhouse. Chandler is dreading the conversation. He wants to pack his bags and run away. Captain Lee isn’t exactly sure where to begin. It’s beyond embarrassing, and he’s effing pissed. How can they drop guests off, turn around, and not give them supplies? It’s rudimentary; Deckhand 101. They all have good qualities, but it’s as effed up a deck crew as he’s ever seen. He’s not finishing the season this way. He’s making changes, and they’re not all going to be happy. I hope he makes Rhylee bosun. That would stick it to Chandler.

Next time, Caroline says she’s physically breaking down, Rhylee tells Chandler that she’s taking it to the captain, Ashton says Chandler isn’t just dropping the ball – he’s dropping guests, and Captain Lee says the time has come to have the chat he’s been putting off.

😵 On Flipping Out, Jeff almost lost his mind when they were on their way to the airport, and Jenni had to run back to get her phone. The Lea Black project is still lingering, but tonight, Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules) also appeared as a client. Well, really her  movie producer boyfriend, who seems like a super nice guy. I think Megan quit, but it’s really hard to tell with these people. Next week is the season finale. I’m still upset about the Jenni and Jeff split, but holding out hope that they rekindle their friendship one day.

🎥 The IFC channel has Grindhouse in rotation, uncut, so if you love horror films, the old drive-ins, or horror films at the old drive-ins, this one’s for you. One of my favorites, a dual effort by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, it’s comprised of two films, Planet Terror and Death Proof. The idea was to evoke the old grindhouse pictures, churned out for the drive-ins during the 70s. They were cheap, gory, and often showed lots of boobies. These two movies have those things, but with scripts that are about a million times better, and some kick-ass stunts. Planet Terror is a zombie flick – a government experiment goes bad – with a stellar cast, featuring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, and Bruce Willis. I have to mention the pleasant surprise also of underrated actors, Jeff Fahey, Michal Biehn, and Michael Parks. Death Proof is more of a slasher film, with Kurt Russell being a serial killer who uses his car as a weapon, and there are a few crossovers of characters from the other movie. At the beginning of Planet Terror, IFC is also airing the fake trailer for Machete, which eventually – like the Pinocchio of films – turned into a real movie. On the blue ray version, there are also several other fake trailers in between the films, but those are rarely shown on TV. They’re quite funny, and Eli Roth has promised to make a real version of the fake horror film, Thanksgiving. Here’s hoping that comes to fruition.

💃 Butterfly’s Lap Dance from Death Proof…

One of my favorite scenes. That jukebox is pretty impressive. So is Kurt Russell‘s game.

 

 

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

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vanderpump Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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