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January 14, 2020 – A Barroom Brawl In PC, Carter’s Not Invited, News Of the Shooting Travels & Sun’s Up

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the MetroCourt, Michael ask if Willow wants something stronger, but she says she wants to be extremely sober. He says, at a memorial for someone she hates?

Curtis texts Jordan, asking if they’re still on for dinner, and saying he’s at the MetroCourt. He flashes back to telling Jordan about following up on Bob’s death, and that it was a drug overdose.

On the phone, Chase says he’s checking in with Jordan before he goes to Shiloh’s memorial. She asks why he’s going, and he says to support Willow. She tells him to be careful Shiloh’s spirit doesn’t provoke his followers into doing anything supernatural. He says he’ll shut it down if it gets too culty. She says, let her know if anyone of interest shows up. Jason Joins him.

Jordan looks at Bob’s file. Laura comes in, and asks if she has some time. Jordan asks if everything is okay, and Laura says, it’s fine. Does Jordan know what today is? Jordan asks if it’s a trick question, and Laura says she thought Jordan was good with anniversaries. Jordan says, a year ago, Laura was elected mayor. She congratulates Laura on a successful first year. Look at how much she’s accomplished. Laura says the next thing she wants to do is revitalize the waterfront. Jordan says that’s a major project, and asks if Laura doesn’t have a full calendar. Laura tells her, just say it. Her son has returned from the dead.

Tracy tells Ned, she’s not making a play for ELQ. Someone else is. Ned asks, who? and Tracy closes the doors. She says she doesn’t know. They presented themselves as investors, but she has the feeling they’re intermediaries. Ned says she didn’t come there because she missed the family, and she says there are some things you can’t say on the phone or put in writing. A lesson his daughter would do well to learn.

Brook tells Linc (don’t ask me why I thought his name was Zak – he looks like a Zak), don’t touch her again. He says he didn’t, but makes a grab for her, and Lulu jumps in, telling him to back off. Dustin grabs him, and throws him against the wall, saying he should never put his hands on a woman. Brook says, Dusty? and Dustin says, Brook? She calls him her knight in shining armor, and Lulu says, they know each other? Linc tells them to have a reunion some other time. He and Brook have business to discuss. Brook says she has nothing to discuss with him, calling him a dirtbag. Linc tells Dustin to let him go, and Dustin says only if he stays away from Brook.

Alexis asks Neil what she did to make him lose his license, and he says he didn’t mean to make it sound like that. She did nothing wrong, except be her captivating, intriguing, occasionally infuriating self. She says he’s not making sense, and he says the minute he admitted his feelings for her, he should have stopped himself.

Jordan tells Laura that she didn’t want get into it, since they had more pressing matters, but now that the dust has settled, Nikolas’s outstanding allegations have to be addressed. He faked his own murder, and framed Drew. Laura doesn’t know what Jordan expects her to say. Nikolas is her son, and she loves him no matter what he may have done.

Ned wonders why investors would approach Tracy; she doesn’t have any shares. She says what she lacks in stock, she has in expertise and inside knowledge. He says they’re after Dillon’s shares, and she says Dillon is too busy being an auteur to think about ELQ. When they made an offer, she said, thanks, but no thanks. Ned says, just like that, and she says he doesn’t think she’d sell her son out, does he? He says, it wouldn’t be the first time. However, she didn’t have to come back to warn him. She turned them down; end of story. She says, no. When she declined, they took a different tactic. They went after Luke.

Linc says Brook is his client, but she says, more like a hostage. He grabbed her after he felt her up. Linc tells her not to make it a me too moment. Give him a break. Lulu tells him to calm down. He didn’t grab Brook, he assaulted her, and Lulu is going to make a police report. Brook says she’s not leaving. Brook Lynn Quartermaine has a show to do, and no sleaze is going to stand in her way.  

Jordan tells Jason that she’s doing a follow-up on the coffee truck that was hijacked. She hopes he keeps her informed.

Willow tells Michael, whatever poor, deluded soul is memorializing Shiloh, she won’t let them rewrite history. Someone needs to be a voice for all the people that monster has hurt. Michael says, between him, Chase, and Jason, she has plenty of that. She says she doesn’t want to worry about Wiley’s safety. It’s important that he feel secure and loved. He says Wiley has great parents, and she’s his official nanny. Willow says she would love to focus on Wiley’s future without thinking about his birth father.

Curtis calls Stella, and asks how she’s been. She says, no complaints. Did he call to chat, or is there something on his mind? He says, it’s nothing really, and she says, which means it’s important. Out with it. He asks if he can trouble her for relationship advice, and she asks if something is going on between him and Jordan. He says, they’re better than fine. A guy Jordan used to work with passed away at Christmas, and it hit her hard. She’s reluctant to open up to him. If only Stella was on this side of the Atlantic. The elevator doors open, and Stella comes out, saying, if only indeed.

Alexis says, let her get it straight. Neil may lose his license because he likes her? He says, because he told her, and did something about it. Alexis says they did everything by the book, and only went out once after Neil ended treatment with both her and Kristina. He says he may have skimmed the book instead of reading it. Alexis asks what he missed, and he says, professional ethics. He was supposed to wait two years after treating her to date her. Alexis says, that’s an important part to miss; he should have known. He says he was so happy to be with her, he thought since she was no longer a patient, it was just a formality. Alexis says, as long as no one found out, and he says, someone did.

Neil says he got a notice from the accreditation board. Someone filed a complaint. Alexis wonders if it’s someone from Dawn of Day, and he says, in a way, it’s Shiloh’s fault. He set the events with Kendra in motion. The reports came back, and included his presence during Alexis’s rescue. They connected the dots. She says, Kendra’s mother is still alive, and wonders if that’s a possibility. He says, it happened, and now he’s facing a hearing. He’s going to throw himself at the mercy of the board. She says, absolutely not.

Jordan tells Laura, it’s a cold case, and the victim was exonerated. Drew can no longer provide testimony, so it’s not likely the case will move forward for investigation or any charges will be filed. Laura says her hope is that Nikolas will own up to his past mistakes, and build up his life. She suggests they talk about the waterfront, and Jordan says she’s confused. Laura ran for office fighting against the redevelopment of Charles Street. Laura says, the waterfront is a different story. It’s been a magnet for crime long as she can remember. She was hoping Jordan could provide the crime statistics for the docks and the surrounding area. She’s meeting with potential developers, and wants her facts straight.

Ned tells Tracy, the last time Luke got involved, he nearly sank the company; he’s toxic. Tracy says, have a nice life in poverty. Maybe he should fight their enemies with both hands tied behind his back. He asks, what happened? and she says, Luke found himself in a spot of trouble. Something to do with counterfeit tulips. The investors agreed to make his problems go away. Ned says, in exchange for Dillon’s shares? Tracy says she told them to jump in the canal, and Ned asks if he should start applauding. She says, no. Step up and defend daddy’s legacy instead.

Michael tells Willow, it’s fine if she decides to change her mind. Kristina decided not to go. Willow says, it’s too fresh for her. Jason and Chase have arrived, and Jason says Sam isn’t going either. Diane convinced her to steer clear since she’s responsible for Shiloh’s death. Chase says, Sam could be a target for taking out their beloved leader. Jason says he’s more interested in who framed Sam. Maybe they’ll show up.

Linc says Brook can call herself Daffy Duck for all he cares; the contract is still in force and he’s still in charge. She has no say so. She says she’s not working for scum like him, and Lulu says, it’s sexual harassment. Linc tells her to stay out of it. The language is clear. Brook has to provide three records. If she doesn’t, then she needs to use her mouth for something other than music. Dustin punches him in the mouth. I’m actually surprised he said that in front of a room full of people.

Chase gets a call from the PCPD, and Willow asks if it’s an emergency. He says he has to help with a disturbance, and asks if she’ll be okay without him. Michael says he and Jason will be there, and Willow says, so will her mom. She’ll be ready to correct any misconceptions Shiloh’s followers have about his legacy. Chase leaves, and Michael asks if Willow is ready to head over. Willow says, ready as she’ll ever be, and they go.

Alexis tells Neil to send her the complaint. She wants to look it over. She’ll find a loophole or a technicality. He says, what if she doesn’t? and she says, not everything is in black and white. They had one date; it doesn’t constitute as much, and they weren’t very physical. He asks if his thoughts count. She tells him, don’t claim fault. Never say he’s sorry or it was a mistake. Tell them, it’s not serious, and he’ll do better in the future. He says what if he doesn’t want to? What if he wants to make the same mistake over and over again?

Curtis finds Jordan in the interrogation room. He says he’d like to file a missing person’s report. His wife has gone missing. Jordan says, dinner at the MetroCourt. She’s so sorry. Why didn’t he call? He says, he did, and texted. She says her phone is in her office, and she didn’t check. Curtis says, luckily, they make a mean cobb salad and apple pie, and gives her a take-out bag. She says she doesn’t deserve him, and he says he wants to keep the Commissioner happy. She says he does, and apologizes again. He says, as it turns out, he found another hot date. She’s so special, that he wants Jordan to meet her. He says, come on in, and Stella says, don’t worry. Her nephew only has eyes for Jordan. They laugh.

Tracy says ELQ needs a seasoned professional, and she’s looking at Ned. Michael wants it to be about hugging trees, and sustainable this, and reusable that. Ned asks if she’s heard of climate change, and she asks if he’s heard of profit loss. The doorbell rings, and Ned suggests they table the discussion for forever. She says, whoever it is, can wait. Ned opens the door, and seeing Tracy, Laura says, it’s a nice surprise. She hopes she’s not interrupting. Ned looks at Tracy.

Lulu says, oh my God, Dustin, and Brook says he’s still got it. Linc takes a swing at Dustin and misses. They tussle, and Dustin gets Linc in a headlock. Linc elbows him, and Lulu grabs at Linc from behind, then hits him with the rack from the pool table. Brook grabs a pool cue, and says, take that. Chase comes in, and says, break it up, while Brook goes to the bar for an empty bottle. She cracks Chase over the head by mistake, but apparently his head is pretty hard, and it doesn’t even slow him down. She asks why he got in the way.

At Shiloh’s memorial, a large photo of his smiling face sits propped up on an easel. Jason, Michael, and Willow come in. Daisy approaches them, and thanks them for coming, giving them each a program. Willow asks if Daisy arranged it, and Daisy says, a donation of any amount is welcome. Michael asks if Willow is okay, and she says she feels awful. Daisy is hanging on; trying to matter to a man who never saw her as anything but a dupe. Michael reminds her that Daisy posted Shiloh’s bail last time. Harmony comes in, and asks how Willow is. Willow says, better, now that Harmony is there. Michael asks if Harmony is sure she’s up for it, and she says wouldn’t miss this freak show for the world. They stand in the back, and Willow asks how Harmony’s job is so far. Harmony says, good. It can be rewarding when she has moments of connection that make her feel genuinely worthwhile. She wishes the good she did at DoD had a fraction of that meaning. Willow can’t believe Shiloh is being celebrated. Harmony asks why Jason is there; they’re all in danger. Jason says he’s hoping whoever arranged Shiloh’s breakout shows up.

Daisy welcomes everyone to their sunset; the memorial for their beloved Shiloh. Tonight, they celebrate their teacher, friend, and leader. Maybe in some small way. they’ll bring him back to life.

Alexis asks if Neil thinks their association was a mistake, but he says, the opposite. He’s spent his entire career helping others at the expense of his personal life. like his first marriage. Alexis says he’s good at what he does; he’s passionate and empathetic. He asks if it was worth sacrificing his family for his career. He doesn’t think so anymore. Saving people from themselves? Maybe it’s time to try something new. Alexis says, like what? and he says there are other jobs where he can use his training and expertise, where he doesn’t have to adhere to a code of conduct. They could see if there’s something to explore between them. Alexis asks if he’s willing to drop kick his career for her.

Jordan hugs Stella, and asks why she’s back so soon. Stella says the trip is for work, but she’s glad to see them. Curtis says he left his cell in the car. He leaves, and Jordan says he’s as subtle as a crowbar. What does he want them to talk about? Stella says he’s worried about her. She recently lost an old friend. Jordan says, Bob. They worked together at the DEA, yet he died of an overdose. Stella says she’s sorry, and Jordan says, it doesn’t make sense. Bob was comfortably retired. He had a pension, and was doing consulting. He was as straight-laced as they come. Stella says, that’s one reason addiction is so dangerous. The people affected are good at keeping it from their loved ones. Jordan says she should have stayed in touch, and Stella says, because she would have recognized the signs, and been able to help? Maybe; maybe not. But remember she’s not alone. She has people who love her and want to help. Stella looks at the file, and says, obsessing over her friend’s death won’t bring him back.

Laura appreciates Ned taking the time to talk to her, and Tracy says, Laura didn’t give them much choice. Ned asks what she needs to talk about, and Laura says she’s meeting with constituents about renovating the waterfront. She wondered if ELQ would be interested in a public private partnership. Tracy says Laura ran on a platform opposing renovation, but Laura says she was opposed to the gentrification of Charles Street because they wanted the people out. Ned says he won’t defend Jim Harvey’s tactics, but conserving landmarks while restoring the area, and generating tax revenue was part of his platform. What changed? Laura says they can find a compromise with their visions, and work closely with the community. She can see what changes they want without just giving them a design and no input. She’s hoping ELQ would be interested in investing. He agrees it would be a benefit to the people in the area, and Tracy says, sounds like a win-win. Laura says, it will be a loss to anyone who uses the waterfront to conduct business on the wrong side of the law, and Tracy says, like Sonny Corinthos.

Chase plops Lulu in a chair, handcuffed. Linc, Dustin, and Brook are all in handcuffs as well. Linc says he wants his lawyer, and Brook says he’s going to need one. Dustin asks if she’s okay, and she says he’s awesome. Linc says he’s going to sue for intimidation and assault, but Brook says, the only person who was assaulted was her. And the cop, but that was an accident. Linc says he owns her voice and her songs. Unless she fully completes her contract, her career is over. Chase tells him, shut up, and asks how Lulu got involved in this. She says she and Dustin were supposed to be having a great night, when those two came along. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Chase says he can’t play favorites, and he’s bringing all four of them in.

Alexis says she’s not going to let Neil lose a career he loves over a night of drag Bingo and one kiss; no matter how nice the kiss was. Neil asks what the alternative is, and she says when he testifies, tell them it was one date. He says, one and a half, and she says, tell them it was inconsequential. There’s no reason for him to lose his license over an ethical issue. She knows what it’s like to be threatened with your livelihood being ripped out from under you. He asks what about them, and she says she doesn’t want his career on her conscious. She doesn’t want him to look back and regret or blame her for the loss. Maybe someday… He says, that’s two years away, and patience is not his strong suit.

Curtis comes back, and asks, where’s Stella? Jordan says, she had to go, and said she would call later. She’s been over every page of the report on Bob’s death. She requested official copies, saying it might be germane to an investigation. He says, but it was an excuse to get the paperwork. She says she knows she hadn’t seen Bob in a long time, but she still can’t believe he OD’d. Curtis says when he was an addict, no one believed he was, including him. At first, he barely used, and made excuses, but one day it became real. It had taken over his life. That may be what happened with Bob. She says, maybe; maybe not. But she owes it to Bob and his family to keep looking until she finds answers.

At the station, Linc says he’s the only victim, and Lulu says, groping someone against their will is a crime. Jordan comes out, and asks, what the hell is going on?

Laura says she’s aware that Sonny lands cargo at several piers, and Tracy says, that’s not coffee. Ned says Michael is careful not to interfere with Sonny’s business, and doesn’t think he’ll back the renovation. Not if it will add more scrutiny to Sonny. Laura says she knows it’s a delicate situation. If he has any advice on how to broach the subject with Michael, she’s open to it. Tracy tells her, be patient. Michael may not be in charge for long. Laura asks if he’s leaving. Laura and Ned both get a text from the PCPD asking them to come to the station.

Daisy is still talking. She addresses Shiloh, saying, wherever he is, their trust remains whole and unbroken, and they’ll keep working to ensure every day is a newer, brighter dawn. She asks if anyone would like to share how Shiloh changed their life, and Willow says she would. She goes up front. She says she knows how much Shiloh means to all of them. He meant so much to so many who are struggling. He was drawn to the vulnerable, friendless, and troubled souls who had nowhere else to turn. He wanted to help, but he wanted to help himself to their money, bodies, and self-esteem. He took all their pain and inhaled it like perfume to give himself more power and control. He didn’t care about them, especially not Daisy. He wanted to own them, humiliate them, and destroy their free will. The worst thing is that he tricked them into thinking they needed him, and wanted him to tell them what to do. Look around. Shiloh is dead, and they’re still standing. They didn’t need him after all. She tells them, don’t be sad. Shiloh is gone. They should be thrilled, because they’re free. Shame on that menace to society. She’s glad he’s dead, and hopes he rots in hell.

A veiled woman gets up. She tells Willow, she’s said her piece. Now it’s her turn.

Alexis says she can’t ask Neil to sacrifice his career for her. It’s not fair to anyone. He says, if that’s the case, he doesn’t think they should see each other after the hearing. She says, not even as friends? He thinks it would be more ammunition. She’s been named in the complaint, and he’s sure they’ll reach out to her. She says she’ll be on the lookout. So this is it? He says, this is it. He wishes it could have been different. He walks out, and she looks disappointed, but I don’t know what she expected.

Brook says she’s filing a protest, and Chase threatens to put her in a holding cell with her friend. She says he’s not her friend. He says, her producer then, but she says, the contract is bogus. He says, the charges aren’t. He has a delicate head and it’s still aching. She says, it was an accident. She was swinging a Linc. Chase leaves to get an aspirin.

Lulu says, Dustin’s poor eye; does it hurt? He says only when he looks out of it. He’s sorry he got her into this mess, and she says, apology not accepted. She got herself into it. Since Brook was involved, she should have known better. He never did get a chance to tell her; how do they know each other?

Tracy says, leave it to Brook to get into a barroom brawl. Laura thinks there’s more to the story. Lulu wouldn’t have gotten drawn into something like that. Tracy tells Ned, if Brook has to spend the night there, let her. Ned says, things are always complicated when it comes to his daughter, and Tracy says, uncomplicate them. She doesn’t need him distracted. She smiles as she closes the door behind them.

The veiled woman says she didn’t know Shiloh long, but they did share a special bond. After all – she removes her veil, and it’s Nelle – he was her husband.

Tomorrow, Lulu tells Dustin not to leave anything out, Ava says Nikolas isn’t getting what he wants until she does, and Nelle says she’s Mrs. Archer and they’re all her guests.

Vanderpump Rules

Stassi and Lala come over to help Brittany with her sexiness. In Brittany’s interview, she says for a wedding present, she’s giving Jax a boudoir photo book, and stumbles over the word boudoir. She gets in a bubble bath, and the girls make suggestions for poses. In Stassi’s interview, she says she would be in a giant tub filled with ranch. Who could resist that? Brittany asks Stassi how the weekend was, and Stassi says she felt calm the day after the funeral. The weekend in NOLA to celebrate her grandmother was awesome. It was a lovefest for her grandmother. She feels like she wants to pick up her life again. Katie texted her about some major sh*t. Lala says Kristen swore she and Carter are off, so she pulled Carter aside. Stassi asks if he’s going to the bachelorette party. In Brittany’s interview, she says she doesn’t remember inviting Carter. He might be Kristen’s plus one, but it will be weird for him to go to the party if they’re broken up. Lala says she invited James to the studio. She’s seen James when he’s great, and it’s sad that most people will probably never see him that way. In her interview, Lala says, James has been horrible to people. We flash back to that, and Lala says in her program they practice forgiveness. She has to do this for herself. Stassi tells Lala that she won’t say, I told you so, but she’ll think it in her head.

Brett goes to Villa Rosa to give Lisa a training session. He tells her squats are good for her core, and she says her core is fine. In her interview, Lisa says SUR and TomTom are revolving doors of young, beautiful people. Brett is a gorgeous hunk who knows how to take care of his body. She hopes he can help her out with hers. She asks how things are at SUR, and he says, Scheana is nice – too nice. In Brett’s interview, he says they made out for two seconds, and you’d have thought he gave her a six-carat ring. He needs to show her a dictionary, so she knows what friend means. He tells Lisa that he’s not going to shag Scheana. The ponies snort, and Lisa says, even they agree.

Peter tells Scheana that she’s training Charli, Brett, and Dayna. Maybe one of them will find a boyfriend today. In Scheana’s interview, she says, before yesterday, Dayna was the girl she walked past to get in her friend’s bar. Now Dayna is the girl screwing her boss and her leftovers. Um… is he still considered a leftover when he ghosted her? She says, is it Dayna’s job to polish every glass? No, but it happens to the best of them, including her. We flash back to when Stassi had Scheana doing the same thing. Scheana says, sorry not sorry. In Dayna’s interview, she says she finds it interesting that out of the two people Scheana is training, the only one not being trained is the one sleeping with her boss. Dayna asks if she’s done something to upset Scheana, and Scheana says she and Max are good friends, but they did have a thing. He said she was boy crazy, and it upset her. Maybe don’t sleep with staff. She knows Dayna and Max are hooking up. Dayna says she doesn’t want to make Scheana feel any kind of way, but Scheana insists she and Max are just friends. Dayna says Max says the same; she wants to make sure he’s not lying. Scheana says, do her, do him, have fun. In Dayna’s interview, she says she’s read the book and seen the movie. Scheana is trying to make her feel less powerful. Do what you need to, to get through the day.

In her interview, Lala tells us that her brother Easton lives in Salt Lake City, and is the chilliest person in the entire world. She wants to bring him into a real studio. Easton records some music, and Lala says he brought tears to her eyes. James arrives, and they hug. She says she’s been writing a lot since her dad passed. In James’s interview, he says he misses working with her. They have songs on the books that they haven’t recorded because they can’t get past their sh*t. She tells him that she wants to talk one on one, and the studio guys make themselves scarce. She asks, what’s up? and he says he’s been disconnected. She says she’s been lucky enough to see the great James Kennedy, but not everybody is so lucky. What they see is not so great. There have been moments that made people write him off, but for her, it’s harder. She believes in him. She embraces him as a good dude who did some effed up sh*t. James seems confused as to what he did, so she gives him some examples, like body shaming, calling her whore, and calling Brittany a hillbilly. How do they prevent this from happening again? He says he feels like he’s in a better head space, and thinks he’s growing up. If she considers it squashed, then he does. She says, they’re squashed. She’s unblocking him, and he can Instastalk her. He says, it’s not about that, and she says she’s going to Instastalk him to see if he’s posting bullsh*t.

Dayna and Max go out to eat, as do Danica, Ariana, and Scheana, but in a different restaurant. In Ariana’s interview, she says Danica was the assistant manager at SUR, but she’s currently suspended for shoving her bartender boyfriend when he suggested a threesome. She’s a typical SUR girl. Danica says Max is the SURiest person of all. He slept with both friends she brought there, and told them he owned part of TomTom. She hopes Dayna doesn’t think she’s special. Scheana says, Dayna is so naïve. She loves it.

Dayna tells Max that she feels like Scheana is giving her busy work, instead of actually training her. She wonders if Scheana and Max are cool, why does it matter? Max says Scheana is a cool chick, but she’s in a place where he isn’t. She’s older, and she’s stopped taking birth control. She wants to freeze her eggs. In Dayna’s interview, she says, telling a 27 year old that you’re off birth control, is like yelling fire in a crowded movie theater. She asks how long they were going out, and Max says, a month.

Scheana says, Max played her, and Ariana says, too bad. They were cute for a while. Scheana knows she acts stupid, buying guys presents. She got Max a watch for Thanksgiving. Who does that? She was thankful he made her feel special.

Max tells Dayna that he left his sunglasses at Schwartz’s place. When he went by to get them, Katie and Lala were there, and they think she’s amazing. We see a clip of them saying they like her. He says they want to go to her comedy show. Lala also asked about her mom, Dayna says her mom got brain cancer her first year in college. She was an absolute mess, and didn’t handle her death well. In Max’s interview, he says, Dayna has a lot of depth. Scheana wants to talk about photo shoots, or music, or emojis. It’s not enlightening. He says he wants to see Dayna’s show.

Ariana says she never thought she say it, but until the book comes out, she doesn’t know what she’s doing. In her interview, she says she hasn’t worked at SUR for two months. She was writing her cocktail book (which I got for Christmas), and buying a house. Now that those things are over, she feels like she’ll have to kiss Lisa’s ring.

Beau takes pictures of Stassi sitting at her desk. She says she’s sweating, and he says he believes in her.

Lala goes to Vanderpump Dogs, plays with the furbabies. It looks like loads of fun, and I’m jealous.

Brittany, Scheana, Ariana, and Katie try on tacky wedding dresses at a vintage clothing store. Brittany wants to have them for the bachelorette party. She says, it’s going to be fun. 

Stassi tells Beau that Brittany told her about the weekend, and said Kristen was the most miserable she’s seen her. Then she brought Carter to the party. In Stassi’s interview, she says the annoying thing is, all her friends get wrapped up in Kristen’s dysfunction. She and Beau vowed never to talk about them again. Beau says if Stassi hears Kristen venting, tell her, shut up. Stassi says they’ve all failed.

Lala tells Lisa about Carter, and how he and Kristen split up, then hook up. Lisa thinks Kristen is desperate for a good relationship, but doesn’t know if she’s capable. Lala says you have to be okay by yourself, and Kristen isn’t.

Brittany asks if Carter makes Kristen feel bad. Katie says relationships aren’t black and white, but friendships aren’t either. She’s sorry she yelled at Kristen. They hug, and she says Kristen does have support. She wants Kristen to be happy. Brittany says, Carter doesn’t need to come to Miami. It’s a good way to start a break.

Schwartz asks how Max is feeling, and Max says maybe he’ll bartend tonight. Tom comes in, and says he’s stopping by before he goes to SUR. In Tom’s interview, he says Lisa obviously fired him from SUR – we flash back to that – but he’s been there for girls nights, and he went behind the bar. He’s missed it. There’s something about leaving with a wad of cash; it’s instant gratification. He tells Max that Danica said he was telling people he was the owner of the bar. Max says he asked if they wanted to have a drink at his bar. It made him come off like a d-bag. In Max’s interview, he says he doesn’t need to lie to get women. It’s the most delusional thing he’s heard. He never thought he’d be running the best bar in Hollywood at his age. He had a girlfriend for over a year, but it fell through. When started working with Dayna, he was super into her. Tom says Dayna has a comedy show coming up, and Max asks if they want to go. Schwartz says she’s funny as a person, but people like that aren’t always funny on stage. We flash back to Tom doing some rapping… or something. Schwartz tells them, then you have to say they were pretty good. Tom tells him, say, you did it.

Brittany and Jax go to Kyle Chan’s jewelry design showroom. Brittany tries on her wedding ring. In Jax’s interview, he says, Brittany tends to raise the budget. She thinks he doesn’t notice, but he does. She thinks they’re Meghan Markle and whatever his name is. What is his name? Brittany says she talked to Kristen, and Jax says Kristen was fighting and arguing, but she got busted. Brittany says, one day, Kristen doesn’t want to be with Carter, and the next, she’s emotional and sad. Jax wonders what she’s sad about. They don’t sleep together, and Carter is mean to her. In Jax’s interview, he says Carter has a good scam going. Kristen pays for everything. He doesn’t want Kristen going to Miami; the girls will chirp in her ear. Jax says Carter was asking about room prices. Does he know he’s not invited? He guesses he’ll just talk to Carter himself.

Scheana quizzes Dayna on the special, and smirks when Dayna makes a slight mistake. She admits she’s been a bitch to Dayna, but something irks her. Either she vibes with someone or she doesn’t. Dayna asks if Scheana is sure it’s not because she’s with Max. In Dayna’s interview, she says, it’s the only logical explanation for Scheana being the sh*ttiest trainer ever. It’s because she’s going out with Max, and they like each other. Girlfriend’s threatened. Dayna reminds me somewhat of Ariana. She seems a little more mature in some ways.

Tom is behind the bar at SUR. Ariana comes in, and tells him that she’s feeling out of it. She heard a Justin Bieber song she’d never heard before, and started crying. In her interview, Ariana says she was upset about the way Lisa went into business with the Toms. We flash back to Ariana telling Lisa that she didn’t want people to think Tom and Schwartz were idiots. She says she hasn’t seen or spoken to Lisa since then.

In Brett’s interview, he says, Scheana comes on too strong. He wants to be friends, but she wants to find Mr. Right, and it’s not him. He tells Scheana that he cares about her as a friend, but doesn’t want it to be common knowledge that they’re hooking up when they’re not. She’s a loving person, and support is more important than a sexual fling. Scheana tells him, they’re on the same page, but in her interview, she says she doesn’t know if she believes it. He kissed her the first night; he must have felt something. Yeah, he felt that she was a bad kisser.

Ariana approaches Lisa at SUR, and sits with her. She says she wanted to talk about coming back once a week. Lisa asks, why? and Ariana say she doesn’t like not working. It bothers her to be sitting around. Lisa says she doesn’t understand. She knows there’s been tension between them, and Arian was taking sh*t. She’s mystified as to why want Ariana wants to work there. In Lisa’s interview, she says she understands. We all have opinions of our bosses, but Ariana doesn’t work there anymore. If she wants a favor, they’ll have to talk first. Lisa tells Ariana that it’s the highest compliment she can give, to ask someone to be in business with her. Ariana hurt her feelings. Ariana apologizes, and says she gets emotional when it has to do with Tom. She wants to repair their friendship. She wants Lisa to see her as someone who’s going to grow. Lisa says she wants Ariana to grow, and continue to be someone she’s proud of. Let her think about it. Moving on. Lisa asks how the new house is, and if Ariana has decorated. Ariana shakes her head, and says, when they first moved in, for a few days, she only got out of bed to pee. She felt like her life had been building up to this moment. It happened, and she realized she was still herself. Lisa says it sounds like she’s not happy with herself, and knows she’s not. In Ariana’s interview, she says she had life goals, and when she achieved them, she thought it would fix her. She wonders if she needs medication, and Lisa asks if she’s depressed. Ariana says she’s been depressed for a long time. In her interview, she says when achieving her goals didn’t change who she was, she felt the undercurrent of depression would probably always be a part of her. Lisa says when she lost her brother, nothing made sense. Ariana can rise to the challenge. If Lisa can do it, so can she. Ariana thanks her, and Lisa tells her not to doubt herself. Let others do that for her.

In Dayna’s interview, she says, every time she’s about to go on stage, she wants to vomit. Max being there makes her feel more naked than being naked with him. The whole crew is there, except for Katie and Stassi, who are renovating.

Stassi wants to make her and Beau’s place more feminine. She’s brought her favorite candle, so it smells like her.

The group toasts to Dayna. Max says he likes her, but he has a lot to communicate about his past. He thinks there’s tension between Dayna and Scheana because of him, and Lala tells him, Scheana thinks she peed on him, and he’s her territory. Ariana says Scheana doesn’t feel that way about the other girls Max has dated, but Lala says, he’s not still hooking up with them. Dayna takes the stage. In her interview, she says she loves comedy because she doesn’t have to censor herself. She took two jobs so she can focus on her real passion. Her mother was the first person to encourage her. She does a bit about people’s reactions to her mom being dead, and it’s accurate and funny. In Max’s interview, he says he was nervous. If he didn’t think she was funny and it was cringy, it could be a deal breaker. He’s a funny guy, and it’s cool to find a girl funnier than him.

Kristen is getting ready move. Katie says Kristen is scary with the packing tape. Jax arrives, and says packing sucks balls. I agree. He asks where Carter went, and Kristen says he took some things over to the house. In Jax’s interview, he says Kristen has a co-dependency problem. She can’t be alone. Carter doesn’t have a truck, just a two-seater BMW that Kristen pays for. What’s he bringing to the table?  Carter calls, saying he’s on his way back. He tells her about discussing some décor details with Stassi, and Kristen tells him don’t say we decided. She needs to be involved with all decisions. In Katie’s interview, she says Carter doesn’t sound like an ex-boyfriend; he sounds more like a husband. Jax asks Kristen if Carter is moving in with her, but she says, as of now, he’s not. She’s tired of talking about it. She feels bad about it, and Carter is being wonderful. Jax says, of course he is; he needs a place to live. Kristen says he doesn’t, but he’s hoping she’ll change her mind. Jax says, Stassi kicking him out was the best thing that could have happened to him. We flash back to piles of his clothes in the hallway, and him asking, why is this happening? Jax says they have to talk about the Miami thing, and Kristen says she’s not going to be responsible for that decision. Jax asks where she and Carter are, and she says they’re not dating. He says then he’s going to tell Carter that he can’t come. They’re going to have a chat, man to man. That should be interesting, since no men are involved.

Kristen says she’s not 100% sure that she and Carter should be together, but she’s not 100% sure they shouldn’t be. Jax says she’s vulnerable right now. If he was Carter, he would keep milking the cow because it’s a free cow. Katie ask if he means a free cow or free milk. The lightbulb comes on, and Jax says, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? In Kristen’s interview, she says, Jax is on his high horse. She gets it. Jax is almost a husband, but he’s still Jax Taylor. Kristen says maybe Carter is sad because he loves her, and their family is being torn apart. Jax says, get a job then. There are several places hiring. Carter comes in, and Kristen and Katie go into the kitchen under some pretense. Jax asks if he can talk to Carter for a second. They sit in another room, and Jax says they all get involved because Kristen makes everyone aware of her and Carter’s business. He thinks they should take a month’s break. Carter asks if Jax really thinks that’s a good idea, and Jax says he does. Just relax, and take a breather. Carter wonders how often they can see each other, living so far apart, and Jax says, that’s the point of a break. Clearly, Kristen can’t do it. Carter says it’s not what Kristen wants. He wants her to know he won’t be there; he’s always the one she calls. Jax tells him not to guilt her, but Carter says he’s not. He wants her to realize that he’s not going to be around. In Jax’s interview, he says, Carter knows Kristen is vulnerable, and easy to manipulate right now, and he’s taking advantage of the situation. Jax tells Carter, other people will help Kristen.

Katie says it seems like Kristen feels defeated, and Kristen says she’s terrified of everything .She questions buying the house every day, and wonders what she got herself into. Carter tells Jax that he and Kristen are on the right track, and Jax says if they’ve broken up, it’s not that great. He has to make a decision since Brittany is on his ass. Carter can’t come. Carter says he’s sorry to drag Jax through it. It has nothing to do with him. Jax says it’s all good. He’s sorry things didn’t work out.

In the other room, Kristen tells Katie, if one more person stresses her out, she’s going to lose her sh*t. Carter comes out, and hugs her. I make a gagging noise.

Next time, Scheana calls Max a f***boy, Lisa reads Stassi’s book out loud to Ken, and Stassi tells Tom off.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace and Benny watch breaking news of a shooting at the Cryer mansion. They’re still waiting for confirmation, but the newscaster says it’s an exclusive neighborhood, where they never hear of things like that happening. The neighbors are shocked. Benny says, I’ll be damned. Candace wonders what happened, and he says, someone got even. He just hopes Jim is dead. The SOB got what’s coming to him. He says, Candace knows what that means; she can keep the money if he’s dead. Wait… that’s why she’s being cool. She did this. She looks at him, and he says, don’t look at him like she wouldn’t. If she did, he wouldn’t care. She tells him, stop talking about it, but he says it’s another sign she should keep the money. She’ll never get another chance. She says she’s trying to do the right thing, and Benny laughs. He says, for momma? and Candace says, no; for herself. Benny says, if he’s dead, run. He wants to wake Hanna up, and Candace goes with him.

Benny tells Hanna, wake up, and she asks, what’s going on? He says, on the news, they said something bad went down at the Cryer house. She says, something like what? and he says, three people got shot. She sits up, and makes a call, getting Kathryn’s voicemail. She says, no answer, and Benny asks if she wants him to go over there. She says, it’s okay. He knows how that man is. Stay there. She’ll let him know what’s going on. Benny asks if Candace wants to go out. They have reason to celebrate; he’s dead. She says she’ll stay there.

David tells the detective, all he knows is, they came through door with guns. The detective asks if he knows anyone who would do this, and Jeffrey says, his mother. David says he’s a retired judge, and has a lot of enemies. Jeffrey says, and his mother. David says he just went through a bitter divorce, and the detective asks her name. Jeffrey tells the detective Veronica’s name, and where to find her. David asks if they’re done, and the detective says he has to talk to the coroner, but he’ll be back. Jeffrey asks David why he didn’t tell the detective about his mother. David says, she’s too smart, but he’s going to outfox a fox. Jeffrey’s mother is very clever. Jeffrey says, she tried to kill them, and David is calm. David says his calm is a dangerous place; Jeffrey knows that. Jeffrey says he’s tired of this, and David says he is too. The detective says he has more questions. There’s also been a shooting at the Cryer place. The whole family was shot. David asks if that’s been confirmed, and the detective says he doesn’t know who they were, just that there were three victims. Jeffrey says, he did it. He said he was going to do it. The detective asks, who? and Jeffrey says, Wyatt said he was going to shoot them. The detective asks, when? and Jeffrey says, earlier. David asks if he told anyone, but Jeffrey says, no. He thought Wyatt was just high. David says, dammit, and tells the detective, they’re done. He has to check on the Cryers. He and Jeffrey walk out, with the detective calling after them to come back.

Mitch knocks on the door, and Candace answers. He asks if she’s good, and she says she always figures it out. He says he has her back, and she says she knows. He asks if Benny is there, and she says she’ll get him. Mitch tells her, hold on. He wants to talk to her. She knows how much he loves her, right? She laughs, and says he always has. He says he doesn’t want anybody messing with her. If she needs anything, he knows how to get it done. She thanks him, and he says there are a lot of people who owe him favors. She says she’s good, and he hugs her. I like Mitch, and they’re very cute together. Benny comes in, and says, yo! What’s he doing? Mitch says he’s family, but Benny says, that’s a little too long. Mitch asks if Candace is sure she doesn’t want to come, but she says she’s good. Benny tells Mitch, strip club, and she tells them, have fun.

Derrick is restless. He picks up his phone, and makes a call. Candace answers Hanna’s phone, and he says, Hanna, don’t hang up. She says she’s not Hanna, and he asks if he can speak to her. Candace says, Derrick? and he says, yeah. She’s silent, and Derrick asks, who is this? She says, apparently his daughter. Hello? He says, hi, and she says, that’s all he has to say? He says, sorry. How much did Hanna  tell her? She says, not much. Fill her in. He thinks it’s something they should talk about in person, and she says he’s right. He says he can come by tomorrow, but she says Hanna doesn’t want him there. He asks if they can meet somewhere, and she says she’ll let him know. He thanks her, and says he’s… She tells him, don’t say he’s sorry. She’ll let him know. He says, that’s fair, and she says, no, it’s not, but it’s all she has right now. Derrick hangs up, and sighs.

Broderick relaxes on the couch, when there’s a knock at the door. He lets Rocky in, and Rocky asks whose place it is. Broderick says, Kathryn’s. Rocky says she’s going to burn him, but Broderick says it’s like the payday he’s been waiting for. Check out the view. Rocky says, it’s nice, but he doesn’t trust it. Broderick says he does. He asks if Rocky has heard from RK, but Rocky says, that kid is long gone. Broderick says they’re not getting deported? and Rocky says, they’re safe. No one is after them. No one called or showed up at the hotel. All they wanted was Candace, and they got her. He didn’t see what the news? They told her whole story; it was terrible. Broderick says, she had that coming, and Rocky guesses so. Rocky says Broderick he really is staying there. Damn. He should have pushed harder. Broderick says Rocky doesn’t have what he does. He asks if Rocky wants a drink. Rocky says, no, but Broderick should have few. Broderick asks, why? and Rocky says he hasn’t heard about the shooting at the house? It was three people, and there are only three who live there. Broderick asks if Kathryn is okay, and Rocky says, nobody knows. He’d better make himself those drinks. Enjoy the moment. It’s fleeting.

At the hospital, the reception nurse whose name I can never remember tells Madison there’s a gunshot victim coming in. Justin rings the bell, and Madison says, please check on him. She says, fine. Justin keeps pressing the button until he sees her. He asks where Madison is, and she says, he’s busy. If he wants anything, buzz the desk. Justin says, please get him, and she goes back to the desk. Madison says, what did he want? and she says, him. He says he’s not going in there, but she says Justin will just keep ringing the bell. He says, dammit, and she says, just go. He goes into Justin’s room, and says if Justin doesn’t need anything, he’s leaving. Justin says he’s going, and Madison says the doctor hasn’t discharged him, and even if he has, Justin is a prisoner. Justin says he made bail. His lawyer says he’s free to go, so he’s going home. Madison says he wouldn’t advise it. Justin has internal injuries. Justin says he doesn’t care. He needs his clothes. Madison guesses he can’t stop Justin, and tosses his clothes to him. Justin asks if Madison will give him a hand – please. Madison helps him get his T-shirt on, and Justin thanks him. Madison says he has to go, and Justin steps in front of him, blocking the way. Madison says he needs to move. Justin says, sorry. Creepy, wasn’t it? Madison says, yeah, and Justin says, but Madison works out. Madison says he does, and he’s going to bench press Justin’s ass across the room if he doesn’t move. Justin stands there a moment, says, sorry, and steps aside. Madison says Justin is a really good looking guy. A lot of people would like him if he wasn’t such a creep all the time. Get some therapy. Justin says, okay, and finishes getting dressed.

Oliver sits in a booth at a bar, and Landon slides into the seat across from him. He tells Oliver, go to hell. Oliver says, sorry, and Landon says he hates Oliver. Oliver says he didn’t do anything. Landon says he asked Oliver to look after things. He thought he could trust Oliver. Oliver says he can, and Landon says Oliver got him fired. Oliver says, Charles will get past it, and Landon says, it’s because of that whore, and Oliver asks if Landon had anything to do with it. He seems defensive. Landon says he had nothing to do with it, and Oliver says, then Charles really liked her. Landon says, don’t remind him, and Oliver asks if he’s still fired. Landon says, as far as he knows. It was one helluva gig. Oliver says he knows, and Landon says he hopes Charles isn’t considering giving Oliver the job. If he gets Chief-of-Staff, Landon will kill him. Oliver says Charles wouldn’t give him that. Landon says, he’d better not; Oliver is the worst. Oliver says, Landon trained him, and Landon says, leave him alone, and jets.

Veronica, looking hot AF in black leather, is on the phone, telling someone to come by her house tomorrow (Celine?). It’ll be fun. She makes a drink and sits. Her main thug, whose name I can’t seem  to catch, comes in and sits next to her, followed by a bunch of guys, all dressed in black, and most of them wearing masks. She asks what the hell they’re doing in her house. They surround her. Wow. It must be like 50 guys. She asks if this is supposed to intimidate her, and the thug says, that’s not what this is. She says, why all these people? and he says he needed to talk to her. She says he just did at the hospital, but he says he’s not sure she heard him. She says, so it’s like this? She doesn’t intimidate easily. He says he knows, and she says, it’s pissing her off. He says he wanted to come by to make sure he didn’t have to again. Has she thought about what he said? She says she has. He says, and…? She says she got all of them off. What makes them think she won’t send them back? He says he has so much sh*t on her, but she says, he doesn’t snitch. He says, she’s right; that’s why they’re here. He told her that she wouldn’t be happy. She says she was just on the phone, making arrangements with the funeral home. They’ll take care of everything. He says, what about the kids? and she says she’s going to start a college fund. They’re probably not going to college, but she’s starting it. He says it will make his momma happy. She says his crew smells like fried chicken and roaches; she’s getting hives. He makes a hand signal, and the guys saunter out. No one in the neighborhood noticed them? They climb over the backyard fence, and disappear. Veronica says, everything better be in its place. She sees a young man lingering, and says, he’s cute. If he’d take bath and do something with his hair, he can come back to see her. He leaves, and she says she can work with that. The thug gets up and walks out the back. She finishes her drink, and says, it smells like broke-ass in here now. She’s going to a hotel tonight. No way she’s sleeping there.

Landon pops back in the booth seat, and says, just leave him alone. Wait. It’s his table. Oliver should leave. Oliver says Landon needs to get himself together. Landon says he needs to get laid. Oliver says he can do that, and Landon says, ew! As if he’d ever. Just get lost. Oliver leaves, and Landon calls Candace. He tells her, don’t hang up. She asks who it is, and he says, Landon. She says, goodbye, and hangs up. He calls back, and she says, do not call again. He says, just listen. He thinks he can fix this. She says, there’s nothing to fix, and he says he can spin it. She says, knowing him, he probably did it. He says let him get to work on spinning. He promises by the time he’s done, most of the country will love her. She asks, why? and he says, he wants to help. She says she’s hanging up; he’s lying. He says Charles fired him. She says she knew it was about him. He says if he helps her, he can get his job back, and she says, again, she’s a pawn. He says she’s always a pawn, and she says she’s moving on with her life. She’s done with all of this. Goodbye. He says she was born for politics. She says she wasn’t, and he says, let him try. She says, no. She’s done. He tells her, be done. He’ll get to work spinning. He hangs up, and checks out a guy at another table. He sits down, and introduces himself. They guy’s name is Guy, and Landon asks if he’s that guy. Excuse him. He’s just having a bad night. Guy says, no problem, and Landon asks if he’s gay. Guy says, no, and Landon says, dammit, and asks if he’s curious. Guy says, not really, and Landon orders a shot of tequila for himself and Guy. Guy says, no thanks. He’s just trying to study. Does Landon mind? Landon says, sorry. He’s an a-hole, but Guy is handsome. Guy thanks him, and Landon sees two people kissing. He takes a picture, and Guy asks if Landon is taking pictures of him. Landon tells him, shh, and walks over to the couple’s table. We see it’s Scott, and he asks what Scott is doing in Detroit, and who is this? Scott says, it’s Melissa, his cousin, and Landon says, kissing cousins. Scott says they’re really close, and Landon says, come talk to him, adding that Melissa has great shoes.

They sit, and Landon says, so Scott is bringing his mistresses to Detroit, away from his wife. He took a photo. Scott says blackmail is illegal, and Landon says, no blackmail. He just wants to know what’s going on. Why is Scott there? Scott tells Landon, it’s like he said. It’s a great place to get away. Is Landon going to delete the photo? Landon says, no. He doesn’t know when he might need it. Scott asks what Landon wants to know, and Landon says he’ll let Scott know when he does. He asks if Scott being there has anything to do with Charles, but Scott says, no. Landon says, the AG doesn’t have him spying? but Scott swears he’s not. Landon says he doesn’t like Scott being there. Get out now or this will be all over the papers. Scott says Landon used to be nice, and Landon says he has no patience for nice right now. He puts his phone in his pocket, and waves goodbye to Scott.

Outside the Cryers, reporters clamor for an officer’s attention. Hanna pushes up to the front, and says she knows them. A reporter puts a mic in her face, and Hanna says, no comment. The officer asks what her name is, and Hanna says, Hanna Young. She works for the family, and she’s very close to Kathryn. The officer tells the reporters to get back, and lets Hanna through the police tape. She tells Hanna to follow her, and they walk to the house. Wyatt calls to Hanna from the car, and she goes over to see him. He says, he did it, and she says, what? He says he killed them, and smiles. Hanna backs away, and trots into the house.

Inside, Hanna sees the gurney with Jim on it. The officer tells her, this way, please, and heads upstairs. Hanna goes with her, and finds Kathryn in the bedroom, rocking back and forth. They hug, and Kathryn says, he tried to kill her. She asks where Jim is; they won’t let her see him. Hanna doesn’t know, and Kathryn says, he shot them. Hanna asks, what happened? and Kathryn says she heard a gunshot. She went downstairs, and he’d shot Jim; he was on the floor. She ran upstairs, he shot at her, and she fell into the tub, and… She just kept coming up for air until she heard the police. Hanna asks if she’s shot, and Kathryn says, no. He shot above her. How could he do this? They loved him. Hanna says she’s sorry, and Kathryn says, she loved him. He’s the son she bore, and he did this. Hanna says she’s so sorry. Kathryn says she needs to check on Jim, and Hanna tells her to wait there. She’ll find out what’s going on. Kathryn says she can’t believe he actually did it.

Hanna goes back downstairs, and George introduces himself. She asks how Mr. Cryer is, but he says they don’t know. Jim was just taken to the hospital. He asks if Hanna still works for the family, and she says she does. He ask if there was a hostility in the house, but she says he’ll have to ask them that. He says she’s protective, but she says she’s just not the person to talk to. He asks how her son is, and she says, fine. He says they found a notepad with her son’s name on it, the date, and get it done. She asks what that means, and he says he was hoping she’d know. She says she doesn’t, and he asks if she thinks her son would. She says she doesn’t know, and he says, the date looks specific. Anything she could tell him would help. She says, sorry, she doesn’t know, and goes back upstairs

Kathryn asks how Jim is, and Hanna says, they took him to the hospital. She knows it’s not the right time, but she has to ask Kathryn something. Benny’s name was on a pad in Jim’s office. Does she know what that’s about? Kathryn says, no, and Hanna says, Candace was giving back the money. Kathryn says she can’t think about that now. Hanna says she’s sorry; it just upset her. Kathryn says, she’s a little upset. Her son just tried to kill her. She’s still out of sorts. She says, Jim isn’t after Benny.

George comes in, and asks if Kathryn is okay. Kathryn asks if she looks okay, and he asks if she’s not hurt in any way. She says, not that she cane see, and asks how Jim is. He says he doesn’t know. Is she sure she’s not hurt? She doesn’t need a doctor? She tells him, she said she was fine, and he says, good enough. Go ahead and arrest her. Kathryn says, for what? She didn’t do this. He says, it’s not about this. She’s being charged with the murder of Jennifer Sallison. Kathryn says she did nothing to that woman, and George says, take her. Kathryn tells Hanna, call Marty and have him meet her. Hanna says she will, as the cops take Kathryn away.

Next time, Kathryn tells Wyatt that he’s going to live to regret it, Hanna asks George if her son is in danger, Landon wants Scott to come clean, and Derrick asks Veronica what she wants.

🌅 Close the Blinds…

Well, I’d say this was quite enough for one evening. Especially since it’s morning.

January 7, 2020 – Valentin Runs Into Anna, New Faces Old Feuds, Two Aftermaths & Wednesday Reasons

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sonny finds Carly in the kitchen, and says she’s up late. She says Jax called. Nikolas apparently made quite an entrance, interrupting the wedding by walking in with Ava in his arms. Valentin had shoved her off the parapet, but she’s okay. She landed on her feet. Everything in the Cassadine estate now belongs to Nikolas, and Jax thinks Valentin will fight it, but right now he’s distracted. Instead of getting married to Nina, Nina left him.   

Nina wonders where everyone went, but Jax isn’t sure. He hands her a scotch, saying it’s appropriate for the occasion. Nina tells him, revenge tastes worse than he said it would.

Walking in Rice Plaza, Anna tells Finn to relax. Violet is asleep, and can’t be in better hands than with his brother and Willow. He asks if she’s spent time with his brother. He didn’t expect Chase to say yes to babysitting. Anna says, he’s a cop. What could go wrong? It gave them a chance to take a walk at midnight, unless he’d rather do something else. He says he’d rather be with her, and she says, good answer. They kiss.

Maxie tells Valentin, he’s not going anywhere. Not with Charlotte. He says he’ll explain everything, and Lulu knows it’s his week. Peter says he’s not taking Charlotte anywhere.

Ava walks in to where Nikolas is, and says she’s so sorry to cut this lovely reunion short, but it’s time. Doc asks, time for what? and Ava says Nikolas hasn’t told them the happy news? She and Nikolas are getting married tonight. Laura says, getting married? and Nikolas says, yes. Lulu says, to her? and Ava says, excuse me? Lulu says, no way. She doesn’t buy it. Ava tells her, suit herself. They’re still getting married, aren’t they?

Nina tells Jax, Valentin is probably telling Charlotte the wedding is off again. Impressive; breaking Charlotte’s heart for the umpteenth time. She says she should have listened to him, and cut her losses, but she wanted maximum damage. Jax says, Valentin created the situation. Jordan and Curtis come in, and Jordan asks where Valentin is. Nina says she doesn’t know, and Curtis says a warrant has been called in for him. Jordan says he’ll be charged with fraud, tampering with a corpse, and attempted murder if Ava is telling the truth. Curtis says, it is what Nina wanted, isn’t it?

Carly tells Sonny, it’s hard to believe Nikolas and Jax pulled their plan off. Sonny is sure Lulu and Laura are glad to have him back, and Spencer will feel the same way. Carly says they’re probably in shock. When it wears off, they’ll feel vindicated. Sonny says everyone is accounted for except them. What comes next?

Curtis asks if Nina doesn’t think Valentin deserves payback after what he put her through. Nina says she wanted him to own up and tell the truth; give her a reason to stay, but he didn’t do that. Curtis wishes for her sake that he would have. Jordan is sure she was invited to make sure Valentin faces justice, and he will. She did the right thing.

Anna and Finn sit on a bench. She asks if he wants to skate; she heard he’s graceful. He says, her first, but she says, no. She’s not so graceful. They should bring Violet; she would love it. Finn asks if she thinks it’s safe, and Anna says it helps coordination and confidence. Finn says, and bleeding. Mac and Felicia approach, and Felicia asks how Violet is. Finn says, she’s sleeping, and Anna says, she’s with Chase and Willow. She’s totally fine, and it gave them a chance to go for a walk. Felicia says, great minds, and Anna says she’s been trying to persuade Violet’s over-protective father to bring her there. Felicia thinks it’s a good idea, and asks if Finn has pictures. He says, only about 300 of them. While they look at Finn’s phone, Mac tells Anna, about the file she requested on David Black… and she says she knows she’s held on to it for too long, but he says keep as long as she likes. The sooner find out who wanted Franco and Andre dead, the better.

Peter suggests Valentin talk to a lawyer. Valentin tells Charlotte, he knows it’s confusing, but there are problems he has to take care of. Charlotte asks if he’s going to make it okay, and he says, better than okay. Everyone wants what’s best for her. She asks what’s going to happen, and Valentin asks Maxie to take her somewhere else. Maxie takes her out of the room, and Peter says, let’s hear it. Valentin says, what’s left to say? Just this. He punches Peter, who drops to the floor, and Valentin runs out. He tells Maxie that Peter wants to talk to her in private. Maxie tells Charlotte, don’t move, and goes back in. Valentin tells Charlotte, move, and they jet. Maxie says, oh my God, and goes to Peter.

Nina tells Curtis and Jordan, she knows it makes her a coward, but she doesn’t want to stay and find out what happens next. Jordan says they’ll need her statement, and Nina says to call her office. She’ll do it tomorrow. Curtis says he’ll go with her, but she says she wants to be alone. She doesn’t need anyone to hold her hand. She just wants out of the house now. She leaves, and Jax says he’s got this.

Nikolas says he knows this must come as a shock. Lulu says, that’s an understatement, and he says, Ava is telling the truth. Ava says, they’re a betrothed. Lulu says Ava is blackmailing him. They can get him out of it. Ava says not everyone is as embittered about marriage as Lulu. The heart wants what the heart wants. Doc asks Ava if she’s considered her state of mind for making a lifelong commitment. She just checked herself out of Shadybrook. Ava says she thinks he’ll find she’s perfectly sane, and Doc says Laura told him that she checked herself in because she was convinced she was seeing ghosts, specifically Nikolas. He assumes Nikolas was manipulating her, and made her doubt her own sanity. Ava asks what his point is, and Doc says, why marry a man who treats her that way? Ava tells him, what can she say. She’s been powerless to resist him since they fell love years ago. Laura says she doesn’t think it’s about love. Ava had Helena’s portrait for weeks, and found the codicil. Now she’s holding it over his head. Lulu says, in exchange for a tiny scrap of paper, Nikolas is going to spend his life with Ava. Ava says, he could do worse. Many marriages are founded on a lot less. Laura says she knows Ava has been through hell, and she tried to help. Ava says she knows that, and appreciates it. Laura asks if Nikolas has learned nothing from her. Nikolas says he understands Laura doesn’t approve, and Laura laughs. She says he could have come home anytime. Spencer could have had a father, but instead, Nikolas chose to let them suffer, and come home when he could pull off a cynical power grab. Ava **since conn lu go one day te don’t get marr ** Nikolas says, in time, he hopes she realizes it’s a good match, and gives her blessing. Ava asks her, please stay for the ceremony.

Carly tells Sonny, they need to get past this. They have more important things to focus on. Gladys comes in, and says she’s not the only one who loves to raid the fridge at night. It must run in the family.

Felicia tells Finn, fair warning. Anna and Mac could be talking shop. She thinks pictures of Violet are more interesting. Mac asks if Anna found anything promising, and she says she’s been going over the file, and cross-checking with the WSB files, but no luck. She has nothing actionable. He says, it’s disappointing, but tells her to keep at it. They need to know who sent Black after Franco and Andre. Anna says she won’t be satisfied until she gets all the answers.

Jordan tells Curtis, now comes the hard part. She needs to bring Valentin in to answer some questions. He says he’ll come with her.

Nikolas asks Laura and Lulu to stay for the wedding. Lulu says she doesn’t know whether to tear him away from Ava, or let Ava have him. He says it’s his choice, but even if she doesn’t agree with it, he hopes she wishes him well. Lulu says, of course (🍷) she wishes him well, just not with Ava. She can’t stand by while he makes another bad choice. She’s going to check on Charlotte. Nikolas says Laura’s approval would mean a lot. Laura says what she would be endorsing is a quid pro quo. He gets his inheritance, and Ava gets to be princess of the manor. Ava says, it’s not entirely transactional. They grew fond of each other before their blossoming romance was cut tragically short. Laura says Nikolas could have come back, but he forgot about her too. Ava says she’s forgiven him, and Laura says, for a price. Ava says she doesn’t think about regrets, but puts them in the past. With or without Laura’s blessing, they’re becoming Mr. and Mrs. Nikolas Cassadine.

Maxie asks Peter, what happened? and he says, Valentin happened. Lulu runs in, and asks, where’s Charlotte? Maxie says Valentin took her. Peter says he tried to stop Valentin, but he wasn’t so receptive. Lulu says, Valentin has no right, and Peter says he told them it was his week. Lulu says Valentin tried to kill Ava. **arr that now kind** She goes to look for Charlotte, and Maxie says they should go after her, but Peter thinks they should just go home. There’s nothing more they can do. It’s an ugly family fight that will only get worse, and has nothing to do with them. Either Jordan will charge Valentin with kidnapping or not. Maxie says, Valentin assaulted him, and Peter says, Valentin dug a deep hole, and he doesn’t want to add more pressure. Please, let’s go home. Maxie says, okay.

Charlotte asks Valentin where they’re going. Valentin says, the man Charlotte saw carry Ava in, she knew him, didn’t she? She says he’s her bodyguard, but Valentin says, he’s not. She tells Valentin that he said Valentin hired him, and Valentin says he’s sure he did. It’s complicated grown-up stuff, and he’ll tell her about it, but he needs to get her somewhere safe. Then he’ll take care of everything. He holds out his hand, and opens the secret door. She asks if she can take Nina’s bouquet, and Valentin says, of course (🍷). They go through secret door, and one blossom drops.

Carly says Gladys keeps forgetting she’s not family. Gladys says, not to Carly, but she’s Mike’s family. Carly says, that’s all well and good, but the holidays are over. Gio pops in, and asks for a word with Sonny. They go out on the terrace, and Gio says he got a call. One of their trucks has been hijacked.

Mac tells Anna, good luck with her research. Keep him in the loop. Mac and Felicia go to get hot cocoa, and Finn tells Anna, nothing actionable? Peter and the gunman, working at the same company at the same time, and then Peter shoots him? Anna says, just because they overlapped, that doesn’t mean they knew each other. Even if they did, Peter can’t be convicted for working for his father. Finn says he understands Anna wants to give Peter the benefit of the doubt, but he wonders if Peter is betting on that too.

Nina sits at the café, and Jax brings her coffee. Nina says she has to figure out where to stay, and Jax says, while the coffee was being made, he took the liberty of booking a suite for her at the MetroCourt. They can have Maxie go to Windymere and pack a bag for her. She says the last thing she’s worried about is her luggage. She can’t get over how perfectly Jax predicted how it would go. Jax says he didn’t predict Ava getting pushed off the terrace. Nina wonders if Nikolas had come in five minute later, what would have happened. She didn’t know what she was going to do, confront or marry Valentin, but she does know she gave him one last chance to tell the truth. He didn’t take it. Jax says, maybe it was a blessing in disguise, but Nina says, it doesn’t feel that way.

Lulu tears through Windymere, and goes into the living room where the ceremony was supposed to take place. She calls Charlotte’s name, and says, dammit. She makes a call to the PCPD, and says she needs to be put in touch with Commissioner Ashford, but then says, never mind. She’s here. She tells Jordan and Curtis that Valentin took Charlotte. She went to check on Charlotte, and Maxie and Peter said he took her. She wants him charged with kidnapping. Jordan says she has warrant enough to bring him in already, and Curtis says the harbor patrol is monitoring traffic; they’re not going anywhere. Lulu sees the rose on the floor, and asks, what happened to Nina’s bouquet? Charlotte must have taken it. She looks at the door, and says, they’re in the tunnel.

Valentin cuts through Rice Plaza with Charlotte. She’s cold, and wants a hot cocoa. He says they can’t get one right now, but promises it will be warm in the car. He literally runs into Anna, who asks what they’re doing there. She thought he was getting married.

Gladys asks Carly if Sonny’s workers usually drop by at odd hours. Carly wonders why she’s asking, and Gladys says, it seems strange. It’s a funny time to be doing business.

Sonny asks Gio where the truck is, and he says, the tracking shows it as being stationery. He can have it checked out, but Sonny says he can stand to lose a truck of coffee. What he can’t do, is engage before he’s ready. Gio asks what if the cops get involved, and Sonny says, they’ll impound the truck, but it will let them know he’s a legitimate businessman. Gio asks if there’s anything else, and Sonny says, on his way out, ask the guards to tighten security. They can’t be too cautious. He goes back inside.

Gladys asks Sonny if everything is okay, and he says there was a problem at the warehouse. She says, this late? Who knew Columbian roast was such an exciting business. Sonny says what kind of business it is, is his, not hers. Understood?

Ava does her makeup, and Laura asks if she can come in. Ava says, please do. She’s sure seeing Nikolas was quite a shock. Ava wants Laura to know, there’s no way she could tell her, and not risk alerting Valentin. Laura says, please. She’s still processing everything. Her son, who was given up for dead, is alive. Thank God, but she’s confused, and she’s angry. How long did ava know that? How long had he planned it?

Nikolas wanders around the living room, and Doc asks if he’s interrupting. Nikolas says he’s just taking it all in. It’s all his now. Doc says, including the ghosts. Nikolas is sure Doc is upset with him too, and Doc says he doesn’t like to see Laura, or any of Nikolas’s family members, in pain. Nikolas says he regrets the extreme measures he needed to stay under the radar, but it was necessary. He hasn’t had a chance to tell Doc how grateful he is that Doc made his mother happy. Doc says, Laura’s happiness always has a touch of melancholy. So does Spencer’s. Nikolas asks how Spencer is doing, and Doc says, he’s growing up fast. He’s changed a lot. Nikolas asks if Spencer likes France, and Doc says, as much as he likes any place. Spencer spent three years grieving him. He needs to do the right thing, and call his son.

Nina asks Jax how much he knows about Nikolas. He says, more than he’d like to, but probably not as much as he should. She asks him to explain, and he says he always thought Nikolas was the good Cassadine, until Nikolas had an affair with his then-wife Courtney. Nina says, Spencer’s mother. He says after that, he had little use for Nikolas. He admits Nikolas was a good father, until he let Spencer believe he’d been dead three years. Nina asks, why help him? and Jax says, because of Spencer. He wanted to make sure Spencer’s inheritance was secure, despite his dislike for Spencer’s father. What happened tonight did nothing to reassure him. He has no sympathy for Valentin, but that doesn’t mean good triumphed. Nikolas won, but he and Valentin aren’t that far apart. Nina says, Valentin isn’t a Cassadine after all, and Jax asks if she’d like more advice. She says, maybe this time, she’ll take it, and he says, leave them in their own misery. She has better things to look forward to. She says she’s looking forward to taking a hot bath, going to bed, and sleeping for a week. He says, good thing he booked the suite. He gets up, holds out his hand, and says, shall we?

Valentin tells Anna, there’s been an unfortunate change in plans. Anna says, the wedding didn’t happen? and he says it didn’t. They’re taking a break, and want to find someplace quiet to regroup. It’s cold and late, and Charlotte is tired. They want to get someplace warm where they can hunker down. Anna doesn’t blame them, but she’s curious. Why is he out at midnight with Charlotte when they could be at Windymere?

Laura tells Ava, it hurts to say this, but she’s worried about Nikolas in a whole new way. The ghost Ava saw in Shadybrook wasn’t a ghost; it was Nikolas. He took advantage of Ava’s grief and tried to frighten her. Why? It was because he wanted to find out the location of Helena’s portrait. Ava just looks at her, and Laura says, oh my God; it is. She never thought she’d say it out loud, but her son is acting like a Cassadine. His selfishness, his willingness to lie and manipulate. He used her weakened state. Why does she want to go into a marriage like that? Ava says, when the shock passes, Laura will see that she and Nikolas are a good match. Laura says that’s what she’s afraid of. She won’t stay. She’s not going to pretend the marriage has her blessing, but wants Ava to know she thinks they’re both making a mistake. They’ll both regret it, sooner rather than later. She walks out.

Gladys tells Sonny, she gets it. His business is his own, and she’ll stay out of it. Carly says, while they’re on the subject of boundaries, their family is a gravy train that Gladys can attach herself to. Gladys says she knows that, and Carly says she’s a guest at Mike’s invitation. For his sake, they let her stay for the holidays, but don’t take advantage. Is she clear? Gladys says she is, and Sonny tells Gladys, goodnight. Gladys leaves, and Sonny guesses he told her. Carly guesses he did.

Nikolas gives Doc’s phone back to him. Laura comes in, and asks, what’s going on? Doc says Nikolas tried to call Spencer, and Nikolas says, he didn’t answer. He must be sleeping. Laura says, it’s probably for the best. She’s not sure Nikolas is the best one to tell Spencer. Maybe it would be better coming from her. She tells Doc, she’s overwhelmed, and doesn’t trust her judgement, and asks him to take her home. Doc says there’s nothing better he’d like to do, and Nikolas asks them to stay for the wedding. Laura says she’s going to tell him what she just told Ava. He’s making a mistake. It’s something he’s going to regret, and she can’t be part of that.

Valentin tells Anna that he’d rather not talk about it; it’s personal. There’s a lot of tension at Windymere, and it’s no place for Charlotte. Lulu sees them, and says, thank God. Jordan and Curtis are behind her, and Valentin says, it’s his week. He has every right to have Charlotte. Jordan says she’s sure he doesn’t want her to go into detail in front of Charlotte. He appreciates her courtesy, but says he’s keeping Charlotte, and they’re leaving. Lulu can contact him through his lawyer. Lulu tells him to let Charlotte come with her, and Charlotte says, it’s okay. She’ll call Lulu. Lulu says Charlotte doesn’t understand, and tells her to come with mom right now. Nina and Jax show up, but Mac tells them to stay back. There’s a warrant out for Valentin. Nina tells him not to jump to conclusions.  It doesn’t look like Valentin is resisting. Anna tells Valentin to listen to her. She has no doubt he can deal with difficulties that arise, but they can both agree Charlotte this escalates. Then he can change his tactic, and figure out a way to win. It’s his fight. Use it on his daughter’s behalf. Valentin looks at Nina.

Val kneels down, and asks if Charlotte trusts him. She says she always trusts him, and he tells her, no matter what anyone says, he loves her. She says she knows; they just made a mistake. He says, they did. They chose sides without all the information, and saw what they wanted to see. He has to clear himself all over again; that’s the tricky part. He thinks Charlotte better go with her mom. She wants to go with him, but he says, it’s better this way. She says she loves him, and he picks her up and hugs her, saying he loves her too. He puts her down, and kisses the top of her head. He tells her, go, and Lulu says she’s glad Charlotte is okay. Charlotte says, they just made a mistake. Papa will clear it up. Lulu suggests they get home. Valentin and Nina look sadly at each other.

Wearing a sparkly, Malibu feather trimmed gown, Ava goes into the living room, and sees Nikolas waiting.

Carly hugs Sonny.

In the fastest wedding ceremony ever, the officiant pronounces Ava and Nikolas, man and wife. He says Nikolas may now kiss the bride, and he does.

Jordan tells Valentin, he’s under arrest, and he asks what the charges are. She says, fraud, and he says he assumes they arrested Nikolas on their way over. Nikolas is a fugitive who faked his own murder. He framed an innocent man, and left the country on a phony passport. All felonies. An officer cuffs him, and he says he sees there’s one set of legal standards for him, and another for Nikolas. Because he’s the mayor’s son? She needs to consult the Constitution; the 14th Amendment, equal protection. Violating it is a big deal. He can forgive that, except for what they’ve done to his daughter. He’s led away, while Jordan reads his rights. Curtis puts a hand on Nina’s shoulder as he goes past. Nina tells Jax, before they go to the MetroCourt, she wants to stop by the liquor store and buy a bottle of scotch.

Why does it have to be scotch? I hate even the smell of scotch, and every time they say it, I can smell it.

Tomorrow, Sonny has a surprise for Gladys, Lulu says Valentin is never getting near Charlotte again, and Carly tells Alexis and Sam about Nikolas being alive.

Vanderpump Rules

I hate my computer. You get what you pay for, and I did. It decides to update with no warning, just as Vanderpump Rules is coming on, so I handwrite the first paragraph.

Lisa doesn’t know where to start. We see clips of turmoil among the cast members, interspersed with her talking. She says, this was years of friendship, that she thought would last forever. Suddenly, everything kind of turned upside down. It’s great to see new faces, but their problems seem just as complicated as their predecessors’. Okay, let’s get started.

At TomTom, manager Max tells hostess Dayna, the Toms are coming in, and so is Lisa. Tom and Schwartz arrive, and Tom tells Dayna that friends are coming in for a bachelorette party, but he told them not to bring in any inflatable penises. She says he’d be surprised how many she sees on a regular basis. In Tom’s interview, he says it’s been a year, and it feels good to walk into TomTom and know he’s running it. Except if Lisa is there; then she’s running it. In Schwartz’s interview, he says they’ve hired the best staff on the planet. Dayna is so good, Lisa is poaching her for SUR. And Max is the glue that holds everything together. Schwartz brings in some super tiny shot glasses. He says he still sees himself getting wasted.

Scheana shows new server Brett around Sur. She tells him the girls are catty, and will probably try to hook up with him. She’s divorced – she doesn’t know if he knows that – but no big deal; it doesn’t define her. Lisa is particular; know how she likes her tea. Lisa pulls up. Raquel greets her, and Lisa asks if she’s having fun. Raquel says her pageant training prepared her to work there. She greets the guests with confidence and a big smile. In Lisa’s interview, she says Raquel has requested to work there so many times. She wasn’t sure she wanted to get involved in the complicated dynamic, because she closed the door on James. She asks how James feels about Raquel being there when he’s not. Raquel says it’s a trigger for him, and he looks like he’s about to cry when she leaves. In her interview, she says it’s like when you’re packing for a road trip, and your puppy jumps in the suitcase.

Scheana introduces Brett to Jax. In her interview, Scheana says, SUR has changed dramatically. Katie, Ariana, Brittany, and Lala don’t work there anymore. In Jax’s interview, he says, that just leaves him. Someone has to pay for the wedding. He asks if Scheana and Brett are dating already, and Scheana says they just met this weekend. In Brett’s interview, he says, a few nights ago, he was out at a bar, and Scheana invited some friends back to her house to play Scattergories. The next thing he knew, she kissed him. It wasn’t what he thought it would be; nothing against her. The producer asks if he’s saying she’s not a good kisser, and he says, that’s what he’s saying. In Scheana’s interview, she says she hasn’t talked to Adam in a couple of months. She briefly dated Max, but he ghosted her. She even bought him an Apple watch to show how much she cared, but he couldn’t even text her one it. I have no words. Jax suggests Brett not get involved with the girls. They tend to get sleazy around twelve o’clock. Brett says he’ll be sure to be there.

We find out that Dayna and Max are kind of a thing. In her interview, Dayna says he stayed over last night. She knows he’s her boss, and probably doesn’t want to be put on blast at work, but his underwear is on the floor at her house. She says she’s going to SUR, and he warns her that he’s dated some of the girls from there. She asks if that means she shouldn’t wear a T-shirt that says, I screwed Max, how about you? He says they should probably keep it on the DL, and she tells him, go manage something already.

Scheana asks Jax how the wedding planning is going, and Jax says, it’s almost done. He had a get together for the people who couldn’t come to his bachelor party in Miami. He thought Tom would come, but he hasn’t returned Jax’s texts. Are they children? In Jax’s interview, he says he hasn’t heard from Tom in weeks. He knows Tom is working on his house, but he can keep in touch. He’s decided to take the pressure off Tom, and make Schwartz his best man.

In Tom’s interview, he says Jax had a pre-bachelor party – which he wants us to know, is not a thing. Jax knew he couldn’t make it. He hadn’t seen his family in a long time. Because he didn’t cancel a flight to see his mom on Mother’s Day to go to a pre-bachelor party, he was demoted from best man to groomsman. Jax tells Scheana that Tom drifted, and it’s not about him, but she says, it’s always about him.

Beau and Stassi go to SUR for dinner. Beau asks if she’s doing okay, and she says that she feels she has to compartmentalize. She can’t live in darkness 24/7. In Stassi’s interview, she says, life is good. Her book is a best seller, and she’s got Beau, but she got a call that her grandmother passed away. It’s sobering. We see a clip of her and her grandmother Rosemary. She says her grandmother is like what she wants to be – if she was less bitchy. Lisa stops by their table, and tells Beau that she thinks the boys want to see him. Beau leaves, and she sits. She says she’s so sorry. Stassi doesn’t know how to feel. People are congratulating her, and saying they’re proud of her book. Lisa tells Stassi that she’s her grandmother’s legacy. In Lisa’s interview, she says it makes her proud that Stassi is a New York Times best-selling author, even if the name of her book is… She struggles, but doesn’t quite get it right, and says, whatever it’s called. (It’s Next Level Basic.) She says, Stassi is a best-selling bitch. She asks how Stassi’s best friend is, and Stassi says she’s been talking to Kristen, but she’s frustrated. The way Kristen tells it, she’s not being supported, but she’s telling everyone she and Carter have broken up, and they still live together and hang out every day. She feels like Kristen is lying to her. In Stassi’s interview, she says her relationship with Kristen has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but this feels different. We flash back to Kristen’s meltdown at the reunion. Stassi tells Lisa that she doesn’t know if the person she’s hopefully growing into can be friends with a person who isn’t growing at all. Lisa says lying is her Achille’s heel, and Stassi says she’s not playing this game.

Stassi tells Beau that she’s writing her grandmother’s eulogy. When she dies, she wants a haunted house theme, and the tray passers will look like her. In Beau’s interview, he says, Stassi makes everything fun. Stassi tells him that she wants to be taxidermized, so everyone can take selfies. She wants them to be able to move her body, so the selfies can be taken from their good sides. In his interview, Beau says, sometimes she creeps him out, but he just smiles. She says they’ll be missing Katie and Schwartz’s house warming, but at least she’s seen their house. She thinks it’s funny how everything is identical with the three couples’ houses. We see pictures of Schwartz and Katie’s, Jax and Brittany’s, and Tom and Ariana’s houses, and she’s right. She wonders why no one has said it’s weird that they all have the same house.

Jax mows the lawn, and Brittany wonders why it’s so hard to put things together, as she struggles with something on the porch. At Tom and Ariana’s, Tom wants to make one of the rooms a breakdance studio. Schwartz tells Katie that their post-married life is so blissful and indulgent. They eat what they want and travel. He thinks it’s time to bring the sexy back.

In his interview, Tom says, it was the great West Hollywood migration. In Ariana’s interview, she says, some people are leaders, and some are followers. Now they know who’s who. She asks if Tom has been to Jax and Brittany’s, and Tom says Jax seemed annoyed at everything he said. Jax immediately tried to one-up him, saying, it’s good for you guys, but he needs more, and a better school zone. In Tom’s interview, he says the house is a big deal to him. It’s their way of showing a commitment. They’re not getting married, or having kids. Can’t he have this one thing without Jax sh*tting on it? Ariana says Jax can’t help himself.

Jax tells Brittany that he and Tom don’t have much in common anymore. He’s getting married next month, and it’s a big effing deal. Brittany wishes Tom would reach out and see how Jax is doing. In her interview, she says Jax and Tom have been through so much. We flash back to that, and she says, they’ve done sh*t to each other, but at the end of the day, they make it through and are still best friends. One fight shouldn’t ruin everything. Jax says he needs someone else to be best man along with Schwartz. He doesn’t trust Schwartz alone.

Schwartz tells Katie that being best man is a lot of responsibility. He can’t do it by himself. He needs Tom with him. Katie suggests he talk to Tom. She says they’re not calling their party a house warming; it’s a house chilling – comfy chic. Schwartz wonders if she invited Carter, and she says he and Kristen still live together. She guesses they’re just calling themselves broken up. Schwartz thinks they should leave it up to Kristen.

Stassi says she loves Kristen’s house, and Beau says, it’s perfect. Stassi says, for Kristen, or Kristen and Carter? She has to go over there to see Kristen, and hopes they can get to an honest place. If Kristen is trying to make it work with Carter, tell her the truth. The only way to lose her as a friend is to keep lying to her.

Lala visits Lisa at Villa Rosa. Lisa tells Lala that she looks like a slob and Lala looks like a princess. Lala says Lisa has never been a slob in her life, and I agree. Lala says she’s missed Lisa, and Lisa says she’s been in Vegas. In Lisa’s interview, she says she and Ken were exhausted from opening TomTom, but then Caesar’s came along, and she created the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. She wanted to make a low key entrance – we see a procession, with Lisa being carried in on a palanquin – but Caesar’s had other ideas. Schnookie starts to hump Lisa’s back, and Lisa says this is what happens when she gives her attention to anyone else. Lala asks if they’re not fixed, but Lisa says that doesn’t matter. Yep. You’d think it would, but no. Lala says, they’re still horny, like Randal. She tells Lisa that she’s seven months sober. In Lala’s interview, she says, it’s the biggest gift she’s given herself. She’s a happy person, and doesn’t attack people. We flash back to several of her altercations with the others. She says it’s another version of herself she never wants to go back to. Lisa is glad she turned the corner. Lala says part of it is making amends, so she reached out to James. She thinks he feels like she left him behind, but misses him as a friend. Lisa says Lala learned the hard way that her behavior wasn’t acceptable, but James hasn’t had that understanding. He needs to get sober. Lala says she doesn’t like to push her sobriety on other people, or give unsolicited advice. She doesn’t know who he is. Anyone who dealt with her was a saint, and Lisa took her into the restaurant, and did her a solid. It meant a lot. Lisa says she always believed in Lala, and Lala says she appreciates that. Lisa says she’d like to see more of Lala. What would she like to do? Lala says she’s been working with the Humane Society, and asks what Vanderpump Dogs needs. Lisa says they rely on volunteers. In her interview, Lisa says, Lala was a great hostess, but she’s in a different place in life now. She can’t expect Lala to get on a private jet to seat people, but she has an innate love for their four-legged furry friends. Lala says she’ll clean up dog sh*t, and Lisa says they have it in the vending machines.

Stassi visits Kristen, who’s packing. In her interview, Stassi says, Kristen knows how to make her outward appearance show what she’s feeling and going through. When Stassi gets upset, she likes to look presentable. Kristen looks like she’s been crying for days. Kristen says she’s tried constantly with Stassi and Katie, but they don’t understand she’s going through a breakup. Stassi feels like Kristen is lying. She says in public that they’ve broken up, but everyone knows Carter lives there. They see each other every day, and sometimes hook up. Kristen says that’s up to her, and Stassi says, it is, but she has to be honest; they’re not broken up. Kristen says maybe that’s not the way it works for Stassi, and Stassi asks if it’s working for Kristen. In Kristen’s interview, she says Stassi can be sad, but move on, and she commends Stassi for that, but that’s not who she is. She can’t say she won’t talk to Carter again. Stassi asks where Carter is going when Kristen moves, and Kristen says he’s moving in with Shawn. He told her today. In her interview, Stassi says, praise the break-up gods. Kristen says she misses Stassi.

Schwartz chants, we got a house; we got a house. Katie says as homeowners, they have to throw sophisticated parties. That’s why they’re filling super soakers with vodka. The guests begin to arrive. Katie introduces Dayna to Peter, but apparently they’ve met before. Peter talks to Dayna on the side, saying he doesn’t want any weirdness as her manger because of what happened last year. In Dayna’s interview, she says she went to Skybar, and met a lot of the people from SUR. The Toms had told her about opening the new bar, and she was looking for a job. She asks, what happened last year? and Peter says they went in the bathroom together. She says she was peeing. Is he saying something happened? He says they made out, but she says he tried to kiss her, and she leaned away, then left. In her interview, she says she has no idea why he’s saying they made out. She’s sure she’d remember the first time she made out with a pirate. She tells him, no weirdness.

On the way to the airport, Stassi tells Beau that she’s nervous. He tells her that it’s family and friends, and to speak from her feelings and heart.

Schwartz gives the house tour. Brett comes in with Scheana. Scheana tells everyone that she’s going to Palm Springs with Max next weekend. In Dayna’s interview, she says she knew Max and Scheana had dated, but now they’re going to Palm Springs on a couples vacation. She loves it. Jax asks Kristen if her significant other is coming, but she says she doesn’t have one. Speak of the devil. Carter comes in, bearing a houseplant. Max and Brett talk in the kitchen, and Brett says he feels like he’s on Scheana’s hip at TomTom, but he’s not trying be with her. Max says he had a similar situation when he was working there. All he knows is, she’s boy crazy. Katie listens in, and Max says, it was overwhelming at times. He made the mistake of hanging out with her all the time. Not that he didn’t want to, but he realized it was a lot. Katie tells Scheana that Max is saying she’s boy crazy, and he was sick of hanging out with her. Scheana approaches them, and asks what they’re talking about. Why is Max saying she’s boy crazy? Max admits he said it, but tells her it’s not a bad term. She asks if he said he made a mistake in hanging out with her. In her interview, Scheana says Max doesn’t know her and Brett’s relationship. Why is he saying something that will make Brett run away? I agree. She can do that all by herself pretty quickly. She says she thought she and Max were in a good place, and he says he’s not trying to offend her. She says she doesn’t like being called crazy. This is the part in the slasher film where she’d bring out a big knife. Max says she doesn’t have to chase anybody. Dayna asks for tequila.

While some of the guests play with the super soakers in the pool, Lala decides she’ll be a good person, and talk to Carter. Peter drains a trifle bowl of tequila. Max and Dayna go outside. Max says he wants to hang out with Dayna outside of work. In his interview, he says he had a strict policy, and broke his own rule. At work, he and Dayna couldn’t go past each other without the heat rising. Dayna says Max is going to Palm Springs with Scheana, and he says they’re not going alone, but he’s going. She asks what the deal is, and he says they haven’t hooked up since they stopped hooking up. He wants to be friends with her, and Dayna has no problem with that, but doesn’t want to be involved in any messiness. In Dayna’s interview, she says she knows people have warned her, but Max makes her twitterpated. I have to admit, I had no idea this was a real word. I don’t use Twitter much, so I thought it was a newish word in relation to that, but it is a real word, relating to twitter as a verb, and meaning infatuated or obsessed. I know. More than you wanted to know. What do you expect from an English major?

Lala calls Carter over, and they step outside. She says, Kristen cries often, and he’s still living there. Now that she’s moving out, maybe they should take some time apart. It seems like he’s latched on to a comfortable situation. He’s got his bills paid, and baby girl has a job. In Lala’s interview, she says she knows what it’s like not be financially equal, but she contributes in other ways, like running a household, and giving killer BJs. What’s Carter doing besides playing video games, and sucking the life out of her friend. Jax says Lala is really handing it to Carter out there. Carter says, if Kristen wants to cut him out of her life, she’ll tell him. He’s been doing the videos on her website, and just shot her last photo shoot. She’s not hearing both sides. In her interview, Lala says, as she’s listening, she’s officially seeing the grey area. She craves honesty, and Carter is saying he’s been honest. Inside, Kristen says she’s not comfortable right now. Why is this happening?

Everyone twerks, or tries to. Tom meets Jax at the pool. Jax asks how the house is coming, and Tom says he’s welcome to come over, but bring a chair. Jax says he would have liked to come over – if he’d gotten an invite. Tom says he didn’t want anyone over. Jax says he wouldn’t judge Tom, but Tom says he does judge a little. To him, getting the house is like his and Ariana’s wedding day. But when he was moving in, Jax was all about how much he spent, and what the square footage was, and telling Tom how he was going to do better. Jax says he’s having kids. He’ll need a bigger house, and will have to spend more. Tom says he’s known Jax a long time, and it felt like Jax was one-upping him. Jax says if there was hostility, Tom wasn’t feeling it from him. It’s a serious time for him. He’s getting married. Tom says when Jax was planning the pre-bachelor party, he told Jax it’s the one time he couldn’t do it. Jax says if once in a while he’d gotten a text, just acknowledging that the great and wonderful Jax is deigning to join himself to another human being (okay, I embellished), he would have appreciated it. Tom caused him to second guess his best man. Tom says he did send Jax a text, and shows Jax his phone, where he suggests the get together as soon as he gets back. Jax is like, humana-humana, and says, okay. In Tom’s interview, he says the wedding is this summer, and Jax is enjoying the power he has. He’s definitely taking advantage of the attention. Jax admits that he didn’t really want to demote Tom, and just did it to get his attention. In Jax’s interview, he says Tom pissed him off. He knows he’s right, but it’s not right if Tom’s not there be his side. Tom says he’d be honored to be Jax’s best man, and Jax says he’d be honored to have him. I say, ugh.

Kristen drinks out of two cups, then gives to Carter. She says he was talking a long time to Lala. Carter says Lala told him to move out, because Kristen is unhappy. Kristen starts her usual hopping around, saying that’s when she gets defensive. It’s no one’s business. Carter says he was taken off guard, and tells her that he loves her. In Katie’s interview, she says, Carter has some strange power to treat Kristen like sh*t, but when she says she wants to break up, he still lives in the house, and eats her food. It’s effed up. In Kristen’s interview, she says she’d expect it from Katie or Stassi, but not from Lala. She’d never interject with Randal. She learned her lesson with Schwartz and Katie. She tells Lala that she saw them talking, and Lala says she wanted to know what was happening. Kristen tells them that she’s miserable and crying all the time, then she calls him. She doesn’t like it when Kristen does phony confiding, when it couldn’t be further from what’s really going on. Kristen says maybe her way doesn’t work for the rest of them… and Lala says, it’s working for her? Lala tells Kristen not to call her crying, then do what she did to Katie and Stassi. She’s not going for this bullsh*t. Kristen can’t believe Lala pulled the Katie and Stassi card, which is possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard anyone say on this show. And that’s saying a lot. By the pool, Tom wonders what’s going on, and Kristen calls Lala an effing bitch. Lala says do not call her out on this. Schwartz goes outside, and tells Tom, they’re going crazy in there. Brittany tells Kristen and Lala to calm down. Lala says she won’t be spoken down to by a sugar mama, and Katie tells Kristen, everyone is just trying be real. Brittany suggests they sit down, and talk; figure things out as friends. It doesn’t have to end like this. Katie says the need to stop acting like they haven’t been here before. She’s sorry, but Kristen needs to stop pretending they’re bad friends. She needs to get over herself.

Outside, Schwartz asks if that’s his wife, and Tom says that is his wife. Jax says he’s out of there. Kristen leaves, and Katie says, how many times has she cried wolf? Forgive her for wanting something better for Kristen.

This season, yachting, twerking, parties; Lisa tries on hats; Dayna does stand-up comedy; dogs; Lala talks about getting married; Raquel tells James, if he can’t get his sh*t together, they’re breaking up; and Stassi is shooken.

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, a million years ago, the police had just shot Wyatt, after he shot Jim and Kathryn. Veronica had also sent a group of thugs to David’s house, to kill him and Jeffrey. But David and Jeffrey were waiting.

An officer tells George, Wyatt should be okay. The fall knocked him out, but he’s still breathing. They have to wake him up, and put the cuffs on him. George asks if Wyatt said his parents are dead, and the cop says he did. George says, dammit, and the officer says the have to clear the house. He goes inside, while Wyatt is cuffed, pulled to his feet, shoved in a car. This is obviously not the way George wanted this to go. He asks Wyatt, what happened? and Wyatt asks what he’s talking about. George tells him that he said his parents were dead. Wyatt says, take the cuffs off, and George asks what he did. Wyatt says he shot them, and orders George to get him an ambulance. George says it’s coming, and asks where Wyatt’s parents are. Wyatt says, they’re dead. Who’s got the last laugh now, bitches?

The police go through the house, saying, clear, as they hit each room. One says they’ve got a body, and another radios in that there’s a victim. It looks like a gunshot wound. They go upstairs. They hear something, and keep going. An officer goes into a bathroom, and says they’ve got another body. Kathryn is slumped over the side of the bathtub.

Veronica comes home, and says her son is gone. She pretends to weep, saying, what a girl gonna do without her family? She needs her family. She laughs, and takes a drink. She says, don’t ever try to kill me again. Her phone rings. It’s the thug in charge of the ambush. He says it didn’t turn out the way she thought. They were ready for his guys when they showed up. She says she doesn’t give a damn about him; she just wants to get it done. He calls her cold-blooded, and she says he knows that. He says two of his men died, and one was his brother. She tells him, calm down, and he says, she didn’t say they’d be ready for them; they had all kinds of guns. She says they should have known, and he says she should have told them. She asks if she has to school his ignorant ass. He’s a thug, and should know. He says his brother is dead, and she says, so sorry. He’s ruining her relaxation time, and now she has to come up with another plan. He tells her, get her ass down to the hospital. She says she just got home, and that’s not a good idea. He says she needs to get there now; he’s not playing. She laughs, and he hangs up. She says that’s what she gets for dealing with thugs. She gets her handbag, and goes back out, saying, I’m coming, a-hole.   

At David’s, it’s a mess. David tells Jeffrey to call the police, and looks at the two bodies. Jeffrey calls and says they just had a break-in, and gives the address. When he’s done, he asks David if the guy is dead, and David shoots him again, and says, he is now. He kicks the body, and Jeffrey says, dammit. He knew she would do this. David says he’s going after her, but Jeffrey says, don’t do that; just go away. David says he’s not running from Veronica. She won’t let them live. He told her to come after him, but she came after Jeffrey too. Jeffrey tells him to stop, and takes the gun out of his hand. David says Jeffrey is her son, and she tried to kill him. If they don’t stop her, she’ll try again. Jeffrey tells him, just listen. He’s okay. They’re okay. Calm down. They can have her ass arrested. David says the police won’t hold her; it will never stick. Jeffrey says, it’s okay.

On TV, Charles says he had no idea of Candace’s past. He should have had her vetted. He was confused, angry, and hurt. He’s a widower, and he was lonely and vulnerable. Things happen, and he has to be more careful – for the American people, and for his family. Watching the broadcast, Candace shakes her head. He says she had him completely fooled. She was someone he was dating, and when he learned about the people she’d blackmailed, he was blown away. He apologizes to the American people, from the heart. He trusted, and she wasn’t a good person. Hanna asks why Candace is looking at that, and Candace says she couldn’t sleep. Hanna says, looking at that won’t help her. Candace says, it was easier when she was cold. It was harder to take advantage of her. Hanna says, Candace was the one taking advantage, and Candace says, it worked for her, Hanna says, did it? Candace says, not really. Hanna says, when she was out there, was she ever really happy? Candace says, it was exciting, but Hanna says, was she happy? Candace says she can’t say she was, Hanna says, it looks like a lot of stress to her. Candace is better than that. Candace says she needed to know for herself. She asks if Hanna heard what Charles said, and Hanna says, he’s doing what he’s got to do; he’s a politician. Candace says she wants to understand how Hanna makes this okay. Hanna asks what this is, and Candace says, it’s not her house. She’s seen Hanna struggle. How does she do it? Hanna says she has a job for one, but first and foremost, the Lord has always provided. Candace asks why He doesn’t give her more. Hanna says she has everything she wants. She loves her life. It’s hard sometimes, but it’s full and it’s honest. Now that Candace is on this path, God has answered every one of her prayers. She doesn’t want a mansion or fancy cars. She wants everything she has. Candace says she clearly didn’t get that from Hanna, and Hanna suggests maybe it was from watching her around rich people. Candace says, maybe Derrick. If she knew where it was coming from, could she change it? He is her father. Maybe she has bad genes that make her do the wrong thing. Hanna says, we make our own choices, and you can change your life. She’s glad Candace is giving the money back. Candace says, it’s not for him; it’s for herself. She wants to start making right choices. Hanna says if she does, all other things will follow. Candace asks if Hanna doesn’t think she should talk to Derrick. Hanna says, as much as she hates that, she can’t deny Candace getting answers. Candace asks if she can get his number from Hanna, and Hanna says it sounds like she wants to talk to him. Candace still doesn’t know. Hanna goes to get the number. I love their new relationship. Candace seems lighter.

Charles asks Oliver how that went, and Oliver says, great, sir. He should see the responses on social media. His favorite says, let that man live. He’s been through enough. Another one says, duped, heartbroken, a good man. Charles asks what they’re saying about her, and Oliver says, it’s okay. Charles came up smelling like a rose. He did what he had to; let it be. He asks if he can get Charles anything else, but Charles tells him, have good night. When Oliver leaves, Charles takes out his phone, and I say, he is not. He says, don’t call her, Charles. I second that.

Landon pulls up to Charles’s place, and Oliver asks what he’s doing there. Charles doesn’t want to talk to him. Landon says Oliver works for him, and he heard he’s been fired. Oliver says he can have the Secret Service escort Landon out. The head guy doesn’t know Landon has been fired. Landon says he told Oliver to look after Charles, and he’s been trying to take Landon’s job. He calls Oliver a little SOB. He says Oliver’s name is going to be mud all over DC. Oliver says she didn’t do it; Charles did. Landon asks why fire him? and Oliver says because he couldn’t get the story killed. Landon wants to talk to him, and tells he guy at the door to tell the President Elect that he needs to speak to him. Oliver says he’ll do it, and Landon says, then do it. And cut his damn hair. Who wears a mullet in the White House? Oliver doesn’t exactly have a mullet, but whatever.

Oliver approaches Charles, and tells him, Landon is there. Charles asks, why? and Oliver says Landon wants to talk to him. Charles asks if Oliver told Landon that he’s fired, and Oliver says he did, but Landon came anyway. Charles asks how he got past security, and Oliver says he hadn’t informed the entire team yet. Charles says, send him in. Landon must have been two inches from the door, since he comes in pretty fast. They make small talk, and Charles asks where he’s been. Landon says there was a family emergency, but everything is all right. Charles insists on fixing Landon a drink, and Landon asks if Charles was informed that he was fired. Charles says he was, and Landon says he had nothing to do with this mess about Candace. Charles tells him to have a seat, and says, if he launched a full investigation, Landon’s prints wouldn’t come up on the knife? He was supposed to clean her up. Landon says he thought he did; he’s sorry. Charles hands him a drink, and starts taking off Landon’s shoes. Landon asks what he’s doing, and Charles says, what Landon did for him. He tells Landon to take off his jacket, and Landon says, Charles made it clear that he doesn’t want Landon to do what he’s doing now. Charles asks if Landon trusts him, and Landon says, of course. He knows how much Charles loved and wanted her, and Charles says, as much as Landon loves and wants him? He told Ellen that he wanted Charles and was in love with him. Should he call her in there? Landon says he was having a hard time, and Charles is a very likeable man. Charles says, likeable or loveable? and Landon says, both. Charles asks Landon to tell him the truth. Did he set this up, and release the information? If Charles is going to trust Landon, he has to be honest. Landon says he didn’t do it. He loves Charles; he’s right. He was in the Attorney General’s office and it was information they had already. He didn’t give it to them. Charles says Landon didn’t deny it, and Landon says, he couldn’t, so he let it ride. It’s not fair; there was nothing he could do, Now what? Charles says Landon is done. His career is over. Charles’s entire focus will be on running this country. That should scare him to death.

Landon comes out, and Oscar says, it didn’t go so well. He’s still fired. Landon says if he doesn’t get hired back, he’ll do everything in his power to bury Oliver. Even daddy and mommy’s money won’t help him, and he’ll only be hired in their restaurant. Oliver asks if Landon is threatening him, and Landon says, politics are built on threats. Oliver says he’s not going to take this lying down, and Landon says he knows Oliver doesn’t do that. Oliver says, see you, buttercup. Landon says he knows Oliver is enjoying this. Oliver says he’s not, and Landon asks why he’s smiling. Oliver says, it’s ironic. Landon treated him like sh*t. Landon tells him, don’t celebrate too early. Enjoy this moment. Oliver says Landon should take plane home, and Landon tells him to take one straight to hell. Alrighty then.

At the hospital, a buzzer rings. Madison tells the other reception nurse that it’s her turn. She says she doesn’t care; enjoy. He says he hates her, and goes into Justin’s room. Justin says he’s glad Madison is still there, and Madison asks what he can do for Justin. Justin says he’s in so much pain, but Madison says the doctor gave him pain meds two hours ago. Just ask for more, but Madison says he can’t; sorry. Justin says he won’t tell, and Madison says he knows, because he’s not giving them to Justin. Justin says he has $11K, and Madison says he’s going back to the desk. Justin says just give him the pills, and he’ll give Madison the money. Madison says he can’t do that, and asks if Justin has an addiction. If there’s a problem, he’ll call the doctor. Justin says he just wants enough to… Madison says, to what? and Justin says just give him a handful, and let him die. Madison says if Justin wants to die, he’ll have to get a mental health evaluation. Justin asks if Madison doesn’t want to get even. Put him out of his misery, and let him die. Madison says, sorry, and Justin grabs his hand. Madison says, please let him go, and Justin says, don’t leave. Why does everyone leave him? He tells Madison that he’s sorry for what he did to him, and Madison walks out.

At the desk, Madison tells his co-worker that he had to call upstairs. The patient wants to die, and need a psych evaluation. She says she would too, if she’d been though what he has. Madison says she knows what Justin did to him, and she says, that’s no excuse, but something’s not right up there. He calls for the evaluation, and she says she knows he cares. It’s sad. He says he wouldn’t be a good nurse without empathy. Veronica approaches the desk, and suggests some foundation would do something for Madison. She says, look what affirmative action has done; two girls at the front desk. It’s the whole rainbow tribe. Her favorite thug joins her, and she says, the voice of a real man. She walks away with him, and Madison says he hates her so much. The other nurse says, she kind of likes her, but kind of wants to kill her ass.

Her thug says if Veronica wants to know, he’s fine, but his brother and Tyrone are dead. They had kids. Veronica asks if he called her there for charity. He says, no, but the police are going to ask what happened. She asks if he’s threatening her right now, and he says he’s not, but it would be cool if she’d pay for their funerals. She can’t believe he called her about a thug’s funeral, and wasting her time like this. She thinks she could possibly pay for one casket. Maybe the funeral home will give her a two for one deal. If… she pulls him aside, and brings him into Justin’s room. Justin says, no, no, no. He’s in pain. Veronica says she just wants to introduce a friend. Madison comes in, and says they need to leave. Veronica says she needs him to get out. He says, visiting hours are over; she needs to leave. She says he needs this job, right? and he tells her to leave right now. She says she’s visiting a friend, and he says he means it. She laughs, and her thug says, come on. She says, okay, fine. She tells Justin that she’ll be back, and puts a card in Madison’s pocket. It’s a friend of hers who does good Botox. He could use it. When she’s gone, Justin thanks Madison, who says he’s just doing his job. Justin says, no. He’s a good guy. He asks if Madison will keep an eye on him, and Madison says, she won’t be coming back. Justin thanks Madison, and when he’s alone, he cries.

Benny’s phone rings. He wakes up and answers. It’s Mitch, who asks what he’s up to. Benny says he was sleeping, and Mitch tells him, come on. He wants to get out, and celebrate. Benny says, celebrate what? and Mitch says his family not killing Benny. Benny says Mitch thinks it’s funny, and asks where Mitch is going. Mitch says, for a drink at Joe’s, and asks if Candace would want to come. Benny doesn’t think so, but if she’s up, he’ll ask.

Veronica sees a cleaning lady, and realizes it’s Celine, one time housekeeper of the Cryers. She asks if Celine works there, and Celine asks what it looks like. Veronica tells her not to get smart. Celine tries to get past, saying she has work to do, but Veronica says she knows the board and the owner. She says she just has one question. Why would anyone want to work? Celine says, to feed their family and pay the bills. Veronica says why is she there working the graveyard shift when she has two adults in the house who are Jim’s children? She doesn’t have to do this. Veronica says she’ll help Celine get him; she can do better. Celine moves on down the hallway, and Veronica says, come by her house. She can help Celine. She adds that Celine missed a spot. Get the mop. Unless she calls.

Benny sees Candace on the couch, and asks, what’s going on? She says, nothing, and he says he’s heading out. Mitch is on his way, and wants to know if Candace would like to come with them. Candace doesn’t think it would be a good idea, but Benny says it would be good for her to get out. She says she’s staying in. Everybody knows her face; she’s staying there. He says she has her shoes ready. She’s thinking about running. She says, no. She already lost a son. She can’t stand the thought of losing another person she loves so much. What if they come back for him? He tells her to run and start over, but she says she’s not doing that. He tells her, if she wants to give back the $8 million, go ahead. She says he’s bad for her, and he says she never took convincing before. She says, have drink for her. She looks at the TV, and tells him, look. It’s breaking news of a triple shooting, at Jim and Kathryn Cryer’s house. The reporter says they’re trying to find out what happened, but the coroner’s van behind her tells her, it’s not a good thing at all.

Next time, Benny says Jim got what’s coming to him and Candace can keep the money; Landon threatens Oliver; Candace visits Derrick; and it looks like Jim survived.

🙇 Whew…

Because it’s Wednesday, it’s so late it’s early, it was a rough night of premieres, and why not?

January 3, 2020 – A Reveal Before the Vows, the New Q Manse, Stanbury Split, Change Brews In the OC, The Countess Moves On, a Reminder & Wrong Year

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Nina tells Jax, she’s sorry, but she has no time to talk. He tells her, just listen. Whatever she’s planning, don’t. The only option that will leave any of them standing is for her to walk away – now.

In bed with Chase, Willow says she can’t believe he got a hotel room. They have a perfectly good bed. He asks if it’s a complaint, and says they can go, but she pulls him back, and says, don’t you dare. She likes the hotel and the bed, and loves the guy in the bed. Chase says that guy loves her too.

Sam tells Jason that this is the last time she can see him, and he asks, what happened? She says the only way she can stay free, is if she stays away from him.

Ned and Brook sit with Diane at the MetroCourt. Brook says she knows Diane is a master. If anyone can find a way out of her contract, it’s Diane. Diane asks if Brook consulted an attorney before signing it, and Brook says, no. Diane says she should have.

Michael asks if he’s told Sasha how good she looks. She says when she got there, and when they took their first drink, and he says, it’s not enough. He tells her to hit him with her New Year’s resolution, and she says she’s so excited to start over. She’ll be leaving Nina and Charlotte behind, but she’s grateful to have him. He says she’s stuck with him, and she says, promise? They kiss.

Maxie tells Obrecht that she looks beautiful; Maxie loves her dress. Obrecht thanks her, and drains her glass. Maxie asks if everything is okay, and Obrecht says she’s anticipating the festivities, whatever they may be. Peter says he thinks it’s called a wedding. Obrecht tells them that despite her sordid history with Valentin, he makes her niece happy. She hopes Nina chooses happy, and Maxie asks if that isn’t why they’re there. Obrecht says, from her lips, and moves on. Peter asks, is it him, or is Obrecht stranger than usual? Maxie says she’s not and never will be a Valentin fan, but obviously, Nina loves him. If a liar like Valentin can turn things around, maybe there’s hope for the rest of them.

Up on the tower balcony, Valentin tells Ava that he doesn’t change plans. He acts with precision, and she gave him an opportunity he can’t pass up. She asks, what opportunity? and he says she’s been drinking heavily, she’s in a fragile emotional state, and it’s icy up there. He pushes her over the parapet, and Charlotte appears. She asks what he’s doing out there. I am so angry about the turn this took. Why must Valentin continue to be a jerk?

Valentin asks Charlotte what she’s doing out there, and from behind her, Lulu says they came to look at the moon. Valentin says, it’s cold. Why don’t they look from the conservatory inside? Lulu says, that’s not a bad idea, and Valentin says he has a job for Charlotte. He tells Lulu that he’s glad she came, and asks Charlotte to check on the bride. He’ll see Lulu downstairs. Charlotte tries to look over the edge, but Valentin pulls her along.

Laura tells Doc, she tried to convince Charlotte that her bodyguard wasn’t real, but Charlotte insisted she saw him, and he was wearing the Cassadine crest ring. She compared it to her father’s tattoo, and described it perfectly. Doc asks if she’s certain it was a ring, and if there’s any chance Charlotte had seen it before. Laura says she’s never seen Valentin near one, and Nikolas was dead long before Charlotte came to town. None of it makes sense.

Sam tells Jason, it’s all her fault. If only she hadn’t gone undercover to take Shiloh down. Look what it’s done to them. Jason says, back it up for a second, and asks the officer’s name. Sam gives him Delores’s card, and he asks if she came in hostile at all. Sam says Delores was definitely expecting her to make a mistake. Jason says Sam didn’t do that. She just showed Delores the house. Sam says, yeah, but Delores got fixated on the stockings. She asked about Danny, and knew Jason was his father. Then she asked if Jason was living there. Jason says, first, Sam needs to understand it’s not her fault. Nothing could have been done to stop it. The officer saw his file, and knew he was Danny’s father. She came to the house gunning for him, not her. Sam asks if there’s any way to fight it.

Willow tells Chase, it’s been an amazing year, and Chase says, except for going to jail. She says, apart from that, she met him, they fell in love, and moved in together. He says, it’s been a pretty good year, and Willow says, she has the feeling 2020 will be even better. Chase thinks they both have that feeling, and they kiss.

Diane tells Brook, the contract is tightly written, and gives little wiggle room. Brook asks if it isn’t Diane’s job; she’s gotten Sonny out of worse. Diane says, not really. All of her clients are well-advised not to sign anything unless it’s been reviewed by her or another competent attorney, which Brook neglected to do. Her manager has exclusive rights to everything, until she provides her obligation. Ned asks if they have any options, and Diane says, if it was anyone else, she’d say there are none, but since they’re Quartermaines, the only straightforward solution would be to buy him out. Her phone dings, and she says she has to run, telling them, happy New Year. Brook says they’re in the middle of something, but Diane says she got a call to consult with a client who has her on retainer. As she leaves, Brook says, it was a text; not a call.

Sasha tells Michael that she keeps telling herself that Lucy is a good businesswoman, and she made the right choice. Is she boring him? He says, no; he’s interested. She says, if he’s so interested, why has he been looking over there the whole time? He apologizes, saying he’s close to his cousin Ned, who’s hands down the most Quartermaine of all of them; whatever good and bad that entails. Ned was distracted before, when he was mayor, but now that Ned’s daughter is back, Michael has the feeling they’re gearing up for some Quartermaine infighting. Sasha asks if that’s a thing, and he says, it is in their family. If he’s right, he could use favor from her. She says, anything, and he says he needs help keeping his perspective. He needs to appreciate the good things around him, and once in a while, she can make him smile. She kisses him, and says, like that? He says, yeah; just like that.

Jax tells Nina that she has two options; marry Valentin or destroy him, and neither is worth it. She says he doesn’t know that, but he says he does. Valentin is dangerous. He’s lied so many times already, does she want to marry into a dysfunctional situation because Valentin is a good father, and there have been a few moments he made her feel good? To be honest, plan B, her big revenge, is probably worse. Charlotte will get caught in the middle. Nina says she thinks about that constantly, and Jax says she should. Charlotte is on cloud nine about Nina marrying her father. If she takes Valentin down, she’ll take Charlotte too, and she doesn’t want to do that. She says, no, she doesn’t.

😠 There was a brief interruption here for remarks about the airstrike in Iraq. Sorry, I just didn’t have time to backtrack later, but I didn’t miss much.

Laura tells Lulu that Charlotte could end up resenting her, and Lulu says, true, but it’s hard. Laura gets it. She knows, no matter what else Valentin has done, he’s the father of someone they love. She’s not saying they should turn a blind eye to it, but Lulu needs to let go of some of the rage, at least around Charlotte. Not long ago, Charlotte blurted out that she knew they hated each other. Lulu says she hasn’t done a good job of hiding it, and Laura tells her to do better, for Charlotte’s sake. Inch toward the middle. She’d like to think, if Nikolas lived, it’s what he would want them do. I laugh, knowing how wrong that is.

Charlotte asks what Jax is doing in Nina’s room, and he says he came to talk to his friend. It’s an exciting night for her, so he’ll leave them to it. Nina tells Charlotte how beautiful she looks, but Charlotte says there’s no one prettier than Nina. She’s excited for Nina to be her forever stepmother. They hug, and Charlotte says she needs Nina. Papa needs her. It will be his happily ever after once Nina marries him.

Jason says he’s never been convicted, but Diane says, one nolo contendere is all that’s needed. He knew when he took the plea bargain, that it was going to follow him, and someone might use it as ammunition. He says, they let him out, and Diane says, because the police needed his help to apprehend Franco. In the eyes of the law, he’s a felon, and the officer is within her rights to make it a condition of Sam’s parole. Sam says, it’s fine. It’s nothing they haven’t dealt with before. They’ll deal with it again.

Martin tells Valentin, it’s almost midnight. Is he ready? Valentin says he never thought he’d be getting married in a room of his enemies. Martin says, it’s a humdinger, and Valentin says, if anyone had made the guest list other than Nina, he’d be worried. Charlotte runs in, and Jax isn’t far behind. They both sit.

Brook asks if Ned heard what Diane said about the option they have. Ned asks if she wants him to pay the guy off, and she says, yes. He says, no, and she asks, why not? He says she had a manager; her mother. It was her choice to leave, and go out on her own, signing with a supposed brilliant producer. Brook says he hit on her. After she signed. She realized it was less about her being a recording artist than arm candy. Ned asks if the producer forced himself on her, and she says, no, but he made it clear there were terms not specified in the contract that he wanted met. Ned calls him a pig, and Brook says, now he understands why she needs him to give the producer the money. He says, sorry. His answer is still no.

Sasha asks Willow what it’s like having someone head over heels in love with her. Chase is obsessed with her, in the most sincere way. She has the feeling when the time it right, they’re going to make the best parents.

Chase says Michael and Sasha seem good. Michael says it’s crazy, after all that happened, and Chase says he’s relieved that he didn’t have to testify in the fraud thing. Michael must be glad it’s over. Michael says, the lies are done, and Sasha has the Deception thing going on. The sky’s the limit for Sasha, and it’s all he wants for her.

No Nina yet. Martin looks at his watch. Everyone waits. Nina stands outside the door for a moment, and walks in. She and Valentin smile at each other.

Diane says she’s speaking not only as an attorney, but someone who has a vested interest in Sam and Jason’s happiness, and that of their children. In all these years, it hasn’t sat well with her that Sonny’s children have paid in a million different ways for the choices he made. If they’re going to do this, sneak around, and try to circumvent the stipulations of parole, Sam could be locked away for the full two years, possibly more. She has to ask if that’s a risk they’re willing to take.

Michael, Sasha, Willow, and Chase clink glasses at the MetroCourt, saying, happy New Year. Michael says, it really is, and kisses Sasha. Chase says, get a room, and Sasha says, like they did? Michael says Chase is making him look bad. Sasha asks what he and Chase were talking about, and Michael says, lies. He’s happy the drama is behind them. They clink glasses again, and Sasha says she has enjoyed so much of her time there though. She obviously fell in love with Nina as a maternal figure; she’s an amazing mom to Charlotte. But the whole time, she kept thinking, it’s not real; she can’t trust it. Willow says she gets it. Giving up Wiley was hard, but the second hardest thing was the lying and covering up, especially with Michael. When they would meet at the grief group, and she wasn’t telling him the truth, she hated every minute. They all turn to Chase, and he says, don’t look at him. He’s a cop; honesty is always the best policy. Michael says neither one of them would last in his families. The Corinthoses lie about facts, and the Quartermaines lie about everything, but the love is real.

Ned tells Brook and Olivia, happy New Year to the two most important women in his life. Brook says the countdown isn’t going to make her forget. She asks if he doesn’t believe that the guy was inappropriate with her, but he says he does. She can’t work with him again, but he doesn’t think throwing money at him is the solution. Now, he has the leverage, and can set the price, if he knows she’s desperate to get out. If she’d just read the fine print. Brook says it sounds like he thinks she asked for it, and Ned says, of course (🍷) he doesn’t think she wanted sexual harassment by a loser. She says, why not then? and he says if thought she was in danger, they’d figure something out. What happened was inexcusable, but she can stay there and regroup. Brook asks why she should give up her dream, but Ned says, the contract will eventually expire. Brook says, years from now, when she’s dead, or worse, married. Ned says the uncomfortable truth is, they’re Quartermaines, and there’s a world full of people who want to take advantage of them. If they give in just once, everyone knows they can be taken advantage of. Brook asks if he can’t just do it one time, but he says, that’s not how it works. Sorry. She leaves, and Olivia looks at Ned.

The Wedding March plays, as Nina walks down the aisle, which doesn’t take long since they’re in the living room.

Diane says she doesn’t want to know how good Sam and Jason are at avoiding surveillance. They only need to be caught one time. The parole officer is gunning for Sam, probably to get at Jason. The best option is to get Spinelli involved. Have him do a deep dive on the parole officer, and see if he can come up with something, like a conflict of interest. Get Sam assigned to someone new. It has to be done behind-the-scenes, or the officer could get more combative, or make a worse report. Sam says, so Diane is telling them the officer has total control. Diane says, for the moment, and Jason says, the best way to beat her, is to make her think she’s winning.

Ned asks Olivia what she thinks, and Olivia says, it was an amazing speech, but not one word landed. Ned asks, why? and she says, because Brook may have a tough exterior like Lois, but the Quartermaine who Brook is most like is Ned’s mother.

Martin officiates, but Valentin tells him, before the official stuff, he’d like to say a few words. He tells Nina, in this world, two things changed his life forever. First, his beautiful daughter, and then there’s her. He wasn’t certain she and Charlotte would ever meet; he thought they’d be separate parts of his life always. But then Charlotte came to live with him, and the most remarkable thing happened. He met the side of Nina that loved his daughter. She introduced him to a new level of happiness. She’s a wonderful mother, and he can’t imagine sharing his daughter with anyone else; like he can’t imagine sharing his life with anyone else. She’s it. She’s the one.

Ned says, it’s amazing how clearly Olivia sees his family. Does she want out? Olivia asks if he thinks his family drama is going to scare her away. He hugs her, and says she’s still getting her feet wet when it comes to the Quartermaines, but Olivia says she thinks she’s waist deep. Ned says they have a lot of flaws, but the one virtue in the midst of the chaos and backstabbing, is that they can take a moment to enjoy themselves, and see the big picture. He’s glad Brook is back in his life, and he can spend time with her. And he has Olivia, her love and acceptance, and her kicking him in the ass when he needs it. Olivia tells him, don’t ever forget it, and they kiss.

Jason asks how Diane got there, and Diane says, an Uber. Jason tells her, they’ll openly leave together. Sam says, it’s the last time, and Diane agrees. She says they can’t come face to face unless accompanied by their attorneys. Sam says, it’s not fair. This is how they’re supposed to bring in the New Year? He’s Danny’s father. Jason says, if there’s a fix, Diane will find it. He hates it, but they can deal with it. What they can’t deal with, is the kids missing her. He’d go prison for her, but they can’t risk her going back. They’re parents, and what’s right for Scout and Danny is to be with her, which means… He kisses her, and tells her that he loves her so much. She says she loves him too, and they hug. He leaves with Diane, gesturing to Sam with his index finger and pinky on his way out the door, which I assume means he loves her, and not that he loves heavy metal. Sam cries. In the hallway, Diane asks if Jason is okay, but he says, no.

Nina guesses she’ll say something too. Valentin has made her happier than anyone else in her life. She didn’t know what love was until she fell into it with him. What they learn when they’re kids, they think love is a fairytale. A happily ever after, permanent state of bliss, but that’s not love. Love has its ups and downs; beautiful transcendent moments alongside heart wrenching ones. But the happiness is worth the pain. On thing she’s learned, and knows for sure, happiness with him is so sweet. So no more secrets between them, right? He says, no, and I feel sick. Martin says, on that note, and reads the vows.

Just as Nina is about to say, I do, the door is kicked open. Nikolas stands there with Ava in his arms. Everyone is shocked, including me. I have to admit, that was good.

On Monday, Cameron says Trina should have stayed out of it, Lulu accuses Jax of being behind everything, and Nikolas tells Valentin that he loses everything.

🏰 To The Mansion Reborn…

To be honest, I didn’t even notice until Tracy mentioned it. I just thought it was a different part of the house.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-quartermaine-mansion-remodel-174316?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8191

👒 A Shame… I Guess…

They seem amicable, but who knows? I’m still waiting on Ladies of London to come back. I loved Caroline.

https://extratv.com/2019/12/26/reality-couple-caroline-stanbury-and-cem-habib-split/?adid=extra_eme_27326_2019-12-28_rightnow1

🍊 But I Like Braunwyn…

At least she makes it so one of these things is not like the others.

https://radaronline.com/photos/in-the-doghouse-kelly-dodd-walks-pups-amid-talk-rhoc-stars-could-be-axed/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Oddly enough, in this article, she sounds like the only one not on her way out.

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhoc-bravo-may-fire-entire-cast-vicki-gunvalson-tamra-judge-kelly-dodd/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🍹 Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That…

Hey, as long as they’re not nasty or sloppy, if someone wants to drink to excess, that’s their business. Although LuAnn seems to be both. Just sayin’. I was surprised when she got brought back to court after outing herself about those two mimosas. I’ll bet she was surprised too.

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/02/luann-de-lesseps-leaked-drinking-admission-to-people-to-dodge-other-outlets/

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/02/luann-de-lesseps-says-shes-drinking-alcohol-again-after-completing-probation/

❗ Don’t Forget…

The Haves and the Have Nots begins a new season this Tuesday, January 7th. As does Vanderpump Rules. I’ll have to see how I’m going to finagle that, since they’re both on at 9 pm. I’ll be glad to see HAHN again, and just as glad to stop seeing the ad for it on OWN every five minutes.

👂 A Yearworm…

I know it’s way off, but every time I hear 2020, this song pops into my head. Somebody make it stop.

December 11, 2019 – A Surprise Visitor For Willow, Last Supper From Hell, Surprisingly Calm Dinner, Best/Worst, This Is Bananas, Welcome Return & Christmas Spice

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Julian sits in ICU, and deliberately knocks a tray over. Alexis comes in, and asks, where’s Lucas? Julian says, it’s all his fault.

Olivia tells Ned that she has errands to run. She’s giving him some privacy, and hopes he gets to the bottom of what’s going on. He says he told her that he would. Brook walks in, and says he summoned her, so she came. Olivia says she’ll leave them to it. She tells Ned about watching the kids skate at Rice Park, and how nice it was with all the Christmas decorations. He says, speaking of Christmas, are they having the pleasure of keeping her through the holidays? Life on the road never stops. She says she doesn’t have a gig before New Year’s, and he asks why she fired her mom.

Willow sees Chase looking at his phone, and says, really? He says, sorry. There’s been a shooting at GH. She says, at the hospital? How bad is it? He says there’s only one victim, but the PCPD needs all hands on deck. She tells him, go, and asks him to do her a favor; check on Lucas. His family is always there for him, and Brad and Wiley. It’s amazing. Chase says, families are like that. There’s a knock at the door, and Chase opens it to find Harmony. She asks if he remembers her, and he says she’s Willow’s mother. Willow comes to the door, and asks what Harmony is doing there.

Carly tells Sonny they need to confirm Donna’s christening date, but Sonny suggests they postpone it. He’ll handle Father Flanagan. She doesn’t want to push it back indefinitely, and Sonny says they’ll do it soon. He wants to track down the doctor in Sweden for his dad.

Nelle asks Martin, what took so long? and he says he does have other clients. She asks if they’re giving him a crazy payout, and he says he had a rough night. He didn’t get much sleep, and was hoping for an early evening. She says she’s hoping to resume life outside of her cell, but he says he told her; he can’t do anything until her next parole hearing in sixteen months. She says he has to figure something out. She has to get out immediately – tonight.

Josslyn tells Michael that she can’t decide if Wiley is better off not understanding what’s gong on, or if that makes it scarier. Both of his fathers have disappeared. Michael says they’re surrounding Wiley with love while Lucas recovers. Josslyn says it’s important to stay positive with Lucas fighting for his life. He loves Brad and Wiley so much. Michael says, Wiley is easy to love. Brad… She laughs, and says she’s glad he’s her brother; she loves him. She wants to tell the people she loves how she feels while they’re still around to hear it. Michael says, good policy. He says he loves her too, and they hug.

Carly tells Sonny that she thought the trial wasn’t until March. Three months is a long time. They don’t know what condition Mike will be in by then. Sonny says the doctor he contacted is working on a drug to repair the damage done by Alzheimer’s. It concentrates on clearing the plaque from the brain. The sooner they get Mike on the drug, the sooner he can be ready for the trial. Josslyn comes in with Michael, and Sonny says, there’s still food left. Josslyn says she’ll have a snack before she visits Mike. Michael asks if it’s part of her love appreciation tour. Carly says she’ll take Josslyn to see Mike in the morning, Josslyn asks, why? and Sonny says, yeah; why?

Harmony says she’s obviously interrupting, but since she’s there, can she come in? Chase says, sure, and Willow says she’ll go get him a shirt. He says he hasn’t been alerted to any prison escape, so he assumes she was released. She says she got an early parole release because of overcrowding. She’s going to a rehabilitation center where she’ll need a job, have a curfew, and be closely monitored. Any violation, she’ll be sent back, but she has no intention of squandering her second chance. Willow comes back, and says she’s happy for Harmony. Harmony knows it’s inconvenient, but she was hoping to talk.

Alexis asks Julian how Lucas is, and he says, Lucas is getting an MRI to see if the swelling in his brain went down. She asks how Julian is holding up, and he says he’s worried about the swelling, and what happens when it goes down. What if Lucas can’t speak? What if he has to learn to walk again? What if he can’t practice medicine? Alexis tells him to stop tormenting himself. He has to have hope. Julian laughs, and Alexis says Lucas will wake up, and chase his baby again, and sing to him. And he’ll practice medicine again, because he’s strong, like his father.

Olivia sees Lulu at the hospital, and asks if there’s any news. Lulu says her mom went home, but she promised to let her know if anything changes. Olivia asks if Lucas is allowed visitors, but Lulu says, only family. Brook was not happy. She thought Brook would be going on tour starting yesterday.

Brook can’t believe her mom snitched. She didn’t know her mom and Ned still spoke. Ned says, anything for their pride and joy. She left L&B Records; why? She says she was tired of playing amusement parks, supper clubs, and malls. It wasn’t working out. He thought her new manager was aggressive, and she says, he’s a shark. Ned asks why she’s free until New Year’s. Maybe she was hasty in ditching her mom. She says she thought Lincoln had a hard-hitting launch strategy, but it hasn’t worked out. He says, it’s only been a few weeks. What could go wrong so fast?

Martin says if he had five dollars for every client who wasn’t guilty, had a medical condition, or a religious epiphany, he wouldn’t need her payout. She says she’s never seeing her son grow up, and he says, that has no bearing on it. She says, it should. Carly and Michael put her through hell. If she doesn’t act soon… He says, what? and she says they’re going to get the satisfaction of seeing her rot in prison. Martin says challenges don’t scare him, but clients who lie are another matter. He doesn’t like to lose. If she’s withholding information, she’s sabotaging herself, and him, she needs to tell him. Try again. Is there anything else she’s been keeping from him? Anything at all?

Carly asks if Michael is taking Josslyn to see Mike, but he says he has an ELQ meeting. He was checking on Wiley. He asks if it’s cool if he checks in on Donna, and Carly tells him, just be quiet. Carly says, if Josslyn is set on going tonight, she’ll take her, but Josslyn says Milo is already going to do it. She spent no time with Mike on Thanksgiving, and she wants to have a quick visit to tell him that she loves him. Carly says, that’s sweet, and Sonny says Mike will love to see her. Carly says, Mike is worse at night, and it’s late. Sonny says if she wants to go, go. Josslyn says she won’t stay if Mike’s not feeling up to it. She’s going to have a quick bite first. Sonny asks Carly, what was that about?

Nelle asks if Martin is promising to keep what she says secret, and he tells her not to disclose any illegal activities; he can’t be party to a crime. She says she was going to knock over a convenient store as soon as she’s out, and he says he’ll take that as sarcasm. Why the sudden urgency? She asks if he remembers her friend Brad from her parole hearing. He and his husband were in a terrible car accident. Fortunately, Brad is okay, but his husband is in a coma. Martin says he’s sorry to hear that, but what does it have to do with her? She says, they have a young son, Wiley, and without Lucas to help, Brad will be overwhelmed, which he’s prone to do. Legal services might get involved, and take the baby. Martin says, by no jurisprudence would she be given the child. She says, who said anything about give?

Harmony tells Willow that she has a nice place. She’s not pretending they still don’t have healing to do, over what Harmony put Willow through with Shiloh. Willow says she doesn’t even like hearing his name, and Harmony says she won’t dredge it up, but she wants the chance to make amends. She wants to show Willow that she’s not that woman anymore. Willow asks why she’s still calling herself Harmony, and Harmony says, she tried to go back to Lorraine, but she’s not that person anymore. She still uses Willow. Willow says she changed her name to escape Shiloh; Harmony is the name her mother took for him. Harmony says, he was toxic. Following him and getting involved with DoD was the second worst mistake of her life. Willow asks, what was the first? and Harmony says, pressuring Willow to join, and handing her over to Shiloh. She completely failed Willow. Willow says they weren’t going to rehash it. Harmony messed up, and Shiloh took advantage of her, but to revisit the pain is to give him power. Why did she keep the name? Harmony says her life as Harmony was more than him. She built a community center in Beecher’s Corners. She did things that were good, and that she’s still proud of. Willow says that’s true; she did some good. Harmony says she’s focusing on her strength, and not her weakness and exploitation as a blind follower. She wants to be her true self, including being the mother Willow deserves. She asks Willow to let her.

Lulu tells Olivia, Brook staying in Port Charles is the last thing she needs in her life, although she knows Olivia is the one who has to live with her. Olivia says, Brook has her good points. Leo adores her, and she spiced up Thanksgiving. Lulu says, about that. She’s sorry for what she said about Dante. Olivia says Brook pushed her until she snapped. Brook is just like her grandmother, and Olivia has been there and done that. Lulu asks how Dante is doing, and Olivia says it’s probably nothing Lulu wants to hear about. Lulu asks what she means, and Olivia says she’s been writing to Dante, and Robert’s been forwarding the letters. She got them back, unopened, with a note saying he doesn’t want her to contact him. Lulu says she’s sorry; it must be devastating. Olivia says it drives home the point that she’s powerless to help her kid. She can pray and be patient. Brook is Ned’s child, and needs her father right now. She’s jealous. She’d give anything to be able to help Dante.

Brook says her new manager just hasn’t gotten to her yet, and Ned says she needs to be clear about what she wants. Brook says what she made clear was what she wasn’t going to do for her career. He says, it’s the busiest booking time, but she says she doesn’t regret firing her mom. Brook loves her, but she’s not the best manager. Lincoln’s not either. Ned was right about the music business. She asks him to help her out of this mess, and he asks to see her contract.

Alexis tells Julian, she knows what it’s like to be waiting and praying for a sick child. How can she help? Does anyone know why Lucas lost control of the car? Julian says, the undercarriage has too much damage. They know the brakes failed, but don’t know why. Alexis says the forensics department is excellent. They will find out what happened. He can at least take heart in that.

Carly tells Sonny that Griff was clear about Mike’s condition. Sonny says Griff told them Mike wasn’t in the final stage yet, and there was still hope. Carly wonders if he heard something entirely different than she did. Mike hasn’t declined physically, but it’s doubtful that his mental deterioration will stop, much less reverse. He asks what she wants him to do; give up hope? She says, instead of running around trying to find a cure, enjoy the good days while he has them. Sonny says, and just watch Mike deteriorate? Carly thinks it’s better than putting Mike through experimental treatment that he can’t consent to, and won’t understand. Sonny says he’s not sitting around watching his father die, and Carly says, his dad; his call. Sonny says, sorry. He knows his dad has good days and bad days, but he doesn’t think there’s any harm in trying to find ways to help him.

Willow tells Harmony that she’s not up to a big conversation. She has a lot going on. Harmony says she can tell something is wrong. If living with Chase isn’t working out… Willow says she and Chase are fine. Why did she jump to that conclusion? Harmony says she’s sensitive to a man running a woman’s life, and Willow says, Chase is amazing and supportive. Harmony says, good. As long as Willow is happy. She hopes in time, Willow will trust her to be supportive too. Willow says, Wiley’s fathers were in a car accident, and Harmony asks if they’re okay. Willow says, Brad had minor injuries, but Lucas is in a medically induced coma. Harmony asks if Wiley was in the car, and Willow says, no, thank God. He’s with his godfather now, and he’s generous and giving. Harmony wonders if Willow thinks she could meet her grandson, but Willow says Wiley isn’t her grandson.

Lulu sees Chase, and asks, what’s going on? He says, there was a shooting in the OR. Is that why Lulu is there? She says she’s there in case there’s news about Lucas, so Bobbie can get some rest. She asks about the shooting, but Chase says he can’t comment on an ongoing investigation. Lulu says, what about off the record? and he says he’s willing to talk to her, but only if the entire conversation stays off the record. She tells him, nothing he says will show up in The Invader. He says the gunman was in the OR, where Franco was sedated. He attacked Andre, and they struggled. A bystander was drawn to the commotion, and shot the gunman with his own gun. Lulu asks if he has any names, but he says he can’t disclose them, even off the record.

Alexis tells Julian, he has resources and needs to use them. He can’t take this on by himself. Julian says it’s his burden to carry, but she says he has people who love and want to support him. He says he doesn’t deserve that much, and she says she knows how he responds when he’s in pain. He withdraws and shuts down. Don’t do that this time. When he isolates and tries to go it alone, he gets in trouble.

Martin says it’s noble of Nelle to want to help her friend, but it’s not a compelling reason for the parole board to give her an early release. She pleaded no contest to attempted murder, among other charges. Even the sixteen months is vanishingly small. An early release is non-existent. She says what about a sort of special consideration; like a medical one. She only has one kidney. The other was ripped out of her against her will. He says he knows, but it’s not like her life is in danger. She says, interesting. Thanks, Marty. She’ll be in touch. On her way back, she steps into Ryan’s room. She asks if she’s bothering him, but he says he loves their conversations.

Josslyn asks what happened to Michael’s meeting? and Michael says, nothing. He was watching Wiley and Donna sleep, and they were so peaceful. She says he saw how freaked out Mike got when he didn’t recognize her. Then Sonny freaked out about that, and Carly freaked out about Sonny. Michael says, they’re having problems, and Josslyn says, they get defensive when things get tense. She knows it’s not fair to ask, but he’s the best referee they have, so does he think he can talk to them? Michael says it’s his big brother job to be there when she needs him, so he’ll try, but he can’t make any promises. He says, something he learned when growing up is that sometimes when their parents are out of sync, they pull in different directions. It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. The impulse is to want to fix it, but it doesn’t work that way. They have to figure it out for themselves.

Ned says Brook signed a five year deal without consulting a lawyer? What was she thinking? She says her career was stalled. She needed a change, and Lincoln puts out great hits. He says he might believe that if she was a naïve eighteen-year-old, fresh off the bus from Kansas, but she grew up in the music business. She’s a Quartermaine. Even AJ knew better. She says, Mr. drunk driver who faked his own death lifetime loser?

Olivia asks if Alexis saw Lucas, but Alexis says he’s having tests run. She was just with Julian in the ICU. Olivia asks how he’s doing, and Alexis says, he’s a wreck. Olivia says she put a call in to Alexis’s office. She wants to talk about Charlie’s. She’s going to call off the lawsuit. She doesn’t care. Life is too short to bicker about money. Alexis thinks it might give Julian a boost. The accident is hitting him especially hard.

Chase asks if it’s still off the record, and tells Lulu that there’s been an ID on the victim, but he has no apparent link to Andre or Franco. Lulu asks if he’s a hired gun, and Chase says, it’s possible. He’s an ex-con, so Chase is going to pull his record and see if anything turns up. He says he’s not going to read about this anywhere, is he? She promises he won’t.

Nelle asks Ryan how the infection is, and he says, painful. The medic insisted it was self-inflicted, but the entire facility is one big unsanitary mess. One wayward step could be catastrophic. She’s the one bright spot in this whole wretched place. She says she feels the same way. She’s glad they became friends. They are, right? He says, abs totes. She says there’s something he can do for her; he’s the only one there who can do it. The one person who betrayed her, she thought she could trust… He says, Michael, the man she tried to kill. She says he stabbed her in the back. Not literally like Ava did to Ryan, but it was devastating nonetheless. He asks what she wants, and she says she wants him to punch her ticket out of there.

Olivia goes into ICU, and Julian says, Bobbie will be back later. She says she came to see him. Leo wants to tell Julian that he loves him very much. He asks what she told Leo about Lucas, and she says she told Leo that Lucas was hurt, but Julian is looking after him. Leo said he wanted to visit, but Julian says, it’s probably not a good time. Lucas is on a ventilator. Olivia says she’s praying for him. She’s good at praying. Julian can come by anytime and visit Leo. Julian says he’s not good for anyone right now. the kids are better off without him.

Willow tells Harmony that Wiley is Brad and Lucas’s son, and they’re allowing her in his life on a limited basis. Harmony says they must be grateful that she entrusted them with Wiley, then went above and beyond to protect him. Willow says she respects their boundaries, and she’s not comfortable with Harmony seeing Wiley without permission. Harmony says she’ll follow Willow’s lead when it comes to Wiley. She’s just thankful to be part of Willow’s life.

Carly asks what Michael is still doing there. Doesn’t he have a meeting? Michael says he’s just going over Oscar’s shares with Ned, and they live in the same house. He has more pressing business there. Is his dad okay? Carly says he saw what happened on Thanksgiving. Mike has deteriorated. The good days are fewer, and it’s hard to know the right thing to do. She tells him to be with his dad while she has to go to the hospital. His dad will be happy to have company.

Ryan says Nelle’s plan could work, but what’s in it for him? Nelle says Chase confiscated Ryan’s picture of Ava from the Crimson cover. She can replace it with photos of Ava at the gallery, getting coffee, walking through Rice Plaza. She can be his link; his eyes and ears to the woman he loves and Port Charles. He says she might be on to something, and she says, so help her. He says her plan has merit, but could use a few modifications.

Lulu says, Lucas’s brakes failing saved Alexis’s life, and Alexis asks if she’s writing about it. Lulu promises not to sensationalize it. it must have been something to realize Kendra was Kendra Bower. Alexis says, it was a lot to process. She can give Lulu a quote, and Lulu says, that would be great. Alexis says Dr. Neil Bern and Julian Jerome arrived at the accident site when she wasn’t able to summon help. Julian found the other car, and summoned help. He played a pivotal role saving lives.

Brook comes into the hospital, and sees Julian. He says, oh, it’s her, and she says she’s not a hooker. She just offered to be nice to a total stranger. She won’t make that mistake again. Carly joins them, and asks Brook how life is as a Quartermaine. Julian says, she’s a Quartermaine? and Carly says, she’s Ned’s daughter, and Leo’s step-sister. Brook says Julian is Leo’s dad? There’s zero resemblance; he looks like Dante. He says he’s Leo’s biological dad. Small world. Carly asks if they know each other, and Brook says they met briefly.

Ned asks Olivia how it went, and she says Lucas was still getting tests. She hopes he doesn’t mind, but she told Julian that he could come over anytime to see Leo. Ned says he feels bad for Julian. No matter how old a child is, they’re still your child, and you’d still do anything to protect them. Olivia asks how it went with Brook, and he says he started by helping, and ended up comparing her to AJ. She says, that bad? and he says his darling daughter is in way over her head.

Willow asks Harmony to give her word that Wiley is off-limits. Harmony says she won’t go near Wiley unless and until she has Willow’s permission. Willow asks if she’d like to see a picture, and shows Harmony her phone. Harmony says, he’s so handsome, and Willow says she likes to think so. He’s very bright, and has the sweetest smile. Harmony says she should get going; she doesn’t want to be late checking in. She’ll be in touch. She tells Willow that she loves her. Willow says she loves Harmony too, and they hug.

Sonny asks Michael if everything is okay, and Michael says being with Wiley made him realize how much he wanted to spend time with his own dad. He thinks of Wiley as a baby, and all of a sudden he’s standing and climbing. It’s crazy how time goes by. Michael is going to blow past huge moments in his life if he’s not careful, and he doesn’t want that to happen to him and Sonny. Sonny says, it won’t. Michael is a lot wiser than he was. He always has been. If Sonny could get back a fraction of the time he wasted with his dad; the years of fighting, their years apart, the years he wanted to reach out, but didn’t. Now he just has a little bit of time left. Sonny’s phone rings, and he says it’s the international call he’s been waiting for on treatment for his dad. He answers, and asks if the doctor got the information on his dad.

At Pentenville, there’s a scream, and Chase runs toward it. He busts into the room to find Nelle lying on the floor, and Ryan standing over her with a bloody scalpel in his hand.

Tomorrow, Brad wishes he could take back everything that led up to the accident, Sam has no other choice, Michael asks Sonny if this is what Mike would want, Mike asks Josslyn to help break him out, and Ryan says it’s not what it looks like.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Bangkok. When Kameron gets back to the room, LeeAnne asks if she has any clue how many sex workers they saw. Kameron asks why LeeAnne is yelling at her. LeeAnne says Kary has to prove how tough she is because she’s from Mexico. Kameron asks why LeeAnne went, and LeeAnne says Kary wanted to go; she was just another member of the group. Kameron says she and Kary ran out; it took them a few minutes to get out. LeeAnne says she voiced that she didn’t want to go. She went because everyone else was going. Kameron says, then LeeAnne yelled at her. In Kameron’s interview, she says she was never yelled at by a grown up. LeeAnne says, it was an upsetting situation, and Kameron asks again why she went. LeeAnne says she wasn’t leaving people she cared about in a place where they had no clue how dangerous it was. Who would protect them? It bothers her when she can’t protect people. In her interview, Kameron asks if she missed something. Where is this all coming from? LeeAnne says she worries about Kameron, and doesn’t want her exposed to sh*t she shouldn’t be exposed to. Kameron says she didn’t even know there was such a thing. She’d never heard of a ping-pong show. When she realized what it was, she wanted out of there. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says Kameron being in the red light district in Thailand is not acceptable in Dallas society. It would be like Laura Bush walking out of a nudie bar. LeeAnne says, the chirpy little Mexican had to have her way, so she drug them there. In Kameron’s interview, she says, you can’t do that; put a verb or noun before a nationality. But the last thing she’s going to do is call LeeAnne on it. She’s not acting like a sane person. LeeAnne says Kameron would never catch her lying or putting Kameron in an unsafe environment.

Kary tells D’Andra that she’s tired, and D’Andra says she’s never going to drink again. She was hit by a ping-pong ball. That dress is going in the trash. Kary says she didn’t think they were going to be part of the show, and D’Andra says it wasn’t what she thought it was at all. Then LeeAnne turned it around, saying they were supporting sex workers. In D’Andra’s interview, she says Kameron was fine in the car, and after they came back, she went to the roof for a drink with the others. She got a text from LeeAnne, saying Kameron was upset. When she got to the room, Kameron said LeeAnne claimed it was going to ruin her reputation. Kary says, Kameron didn’t want to go back with LeeAnne, now LeeAnne is saying, if she’d only listened, she wouldn’t have put herself in that position. D’Andra says, everyone was adults, and Kary says she actually thought it was ridiculous to make Kameron feel guilty. In Kary’s interview, she says the red light district in Thailand is a big tourist attraction. It’s like Times Square in New York. Of course it’s safe. I don’t even know where to start with those statements. D’Andra thinks LeeAnne feels threatened because of Kary’s friendship with Kameron. Kary says, that’s her problem.

Travis arrives at the hotel. He goes to Stephanie’s room, saying, honey, I’m home. Stephanie says, it was a long night, and he asks if they did anything fun. Stephanie says they saw a ping-pong show, and Brandi demonstrates, saying the first act was just shooting them out of her butt. Stephanie says she toots a lot; maybe she could do that. He asks if Kameron went, and Brandi says she had fun. Stephanie says Kameron was laughing. Brandi excuses herself to go to the bathroom, and Stephanie asks about Travis’s dad. Travis says he hasn’t been able to get ahold of him all week. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, tomorrow they’re going to Viet Nam to see if his father is okay, and find out what they need to do to get him home. Travis says he doesn’t think his father is taking his medicine. He knows kind of where his father is at, and it’s only a few miles from where they’re staying. In her interview, Stephanie says she has to be strong for Travis.

In her interview, Kameron says she feels blindsided by LeeAnne. She thought they had a good relationship, but she saw a side of LeeAnne that she’s never seen, and it’s not a good side to be on. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, going to the red light district triggered bad things for her. She guarantees if she didn’t have God in her life, she’d be on a pole doing what they’re doing, and she doesn’t want to face that. She’s upset because she made Kameron cry, and for some reason, Kary has completely muted Kameron’s empathy button toward her. It’s a painful, lonely place to be. She goes to get a massage.

Kary goes to Kameron and D’Andra’s suite. Kary says she’s tired, and Kameron says she’s cross-eyed. Kameron asks how D’Andra looks so good on three hours sleep. Kameron says LeeAnne was crying this morning. She said she’s going to take a massage, then she’s coming back to watch cartoons and take a nap. I hope they’re at least weird Thailand cartoons. In Kameron’s interview, she’s relieved LeeAnne isn’t going shopping. She needs to get some air after the flames that came out of LeeAnne’s mouth last night.

Kameron says she’s excited about going to the market; they can go to the pool any day. We see a clip of Stephanie telling the women they can go shopping or hang out by the pool the next day. In Kary’s interview, she says she’s found amazing pearls for her jewelry there. It’s special for her to do this with her girlfriends. She negotiates a price on some triangular-shaped handbags for the three of them. In her interview, she says, negotiating is part of the Mexican culture. She’s tried in the states, but got in trouble trying to negotiate with the cops, asking them how much they wanted for a ticket.

Stephanie calls the desk, and asks if someone can meet her by the pool. She wants something super romantic with strawberries and champagne. Like she’s getting engaged.

Kary, D’Andra, and Kameron go to a jewelry store. D’Andra asks if Kary buys beads to make her pieces, and Kary says she buys what she likes, then creates what she wants. D’Andra also buys some jewelry. She says she doesn’t understand what happened last night. They were happy and having fun, then LeeAnne was yelling and screaming. Kameron says, LeeAnne is so dramatic. She can’t remember the words LeeAnne was using, but LeeAnne caught her off guard. LeeAnne was screaming, and she didn’t know what to do. She wondered why LeeAnne was yelling at her. In Kameron’s interview, she says dogs who are violent growl before they bite. LeeAnne is a silent biter with no warning before the bite. That’s a scary dog. Kameron wondered what she did, and where this was coming from. D’Andra says, you can be either for or against it, but don’t have a good time, then say it was a bad choice, and make someone else feel bad. Kary says LeeAnne is guilting Kameron. It’s manipulation. She’s trying to make Kameron feel guilty about not doing what LeeAnne wanted. D’Andra says LeeAnne is jealous because she didn’t bank on Kameron and Kary being good friends. D’Andra asks if LeeAnne has said anything bad about Kary, and we flash back to that. Kameron says the only thing LeeAnne said was that she thought Kary didn’t like her at first. In Kameron’s interview, she says, it’s not the right moment, and could ruin the rest of the trip. There’s already enough tension, and no need to pour gasoline on the fire. Kameron says she has to let LeeAnne know that it’s okay for her to be friends with Kary. It’s not going to change anything. She thinks they need to have that conversation, so LeeAnne can feel more secure and not doubt it. Kary says, it’s not okay. She doesn’t think it’s fair. Real friends don’t do that.

In Stephanie’s interview, she says, being in a foreign land brings out her romantic side. She doesn’t get to show it often, and wants to share it with someone she loves. There are rose petals around one of the lounge chairs, and champagne on a side table. Stephanie blindfolds Brandi, and brings her to the pool. In her interview, Stephanie says things have been hard with the adoption, and she wants today to be special for Brandi. She tells Brandi to bite, and Brandi bites into a strawberry. She caresses Brandi’s face with a banana, dips it in chocolate, and tells her to bite. Brandi is concerned about what Stephanie is going to put in her mouth, but she does. In Brandi’s interview, she she’s definitely not romantic, and doesn’t let Brian do that stuff. She prefers a joke being played on her to being romantic. However, when Stephanie does it, it’s a different story. We flash back to their bubble bath two seasons ago. They clink glasses. Stephanie says, last night was definitely a situation. She thinks LeeAnne was uncomfortable. Brandi thinks LeeAnne is full of sh*t. She gave LeeAnne the benefit of the doubt, but she tries to bring everything down, and she thinks it’s just because of Kameron being friends with Kary. Stephanie thinks LeeAnne feels like she’s losing control, and it scares her. Brandi hopes Kameron stands up for herself if she’s not being treated well. Brandi says Kameron could be scared of LeeAnne; a lot of people are. Travis jumps into the pool, and splashes them.

The women get dressed up for dinner. D’Andra asks if Kameron has seen LeeAnne, and Kameron thinks she’s showering. LeeAnne goes to Stephanie and Brandi’s room, and they leave together. Travis lies down on the couch with the remote.

No surprise, the restaurant isn’t nearby. They’re seated in a rooftop area. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, since it’s their last night, they’re going to a fancy restaurant that Travis recommended. She checked, and there are no condoms. They sit, and Kary asks if LeeAnne stayed home. LeeAnne says she had a 90-minute massage. There’s a revolving piece in the middle of the table, and Kameron plays with it, nearly knocking LeeAnne’s drink over. LeeAnne says Kameron can be mad, but don’t screw with her drink. Kameron says she’s not mad, and D’Andra says LeeAnne was upset last night. Kameron says, really, really upset. LeeAnne took her anger out on her. Kary says, it’s not fair to do that to Kameron. Why did LeeAnne go there? LeeAnne says it felt safer if they all stuck together. Kary says they don’t need her to save them. They’re all friends; it’s not like LeeAnne is a superhero. LeeAnne says she’s not trying to be a hero. Kameron said she wanted to go, and she wanted to make sure Kameron was safe. Kary says LeeAnne shouldn’t make Kameron feel guilty about it, and LeeAnne says she didn’t want to make Kameron cry. Kary says, but she did, and LeeAnne thanks her for pointing it out. She says she apologized several times, and doesn’t know what else to do. Kary feels that LeeAnne is being manipulative because Kameron didn’t do what LeeAnne wanted her too. LeeAnne says Kary is wrong, and asks if Kary thinks her intention was to make Kameron cry. Kary says she wanted to make Kameron feel guilty. Kameron thinks LeeAnne’s past makes her more aware of what’s going on. LeeAnne overreacted because of her past. Last night brought back memories, and LeeAnne got out of control. In D’Andra’s interview, she thinks Kameron is somewhat brainwashed by LeeAnne. She’s defending LeeAnne when she’s wrong, and Kameron looks like an idiot for having LeeAnne’s back. Food comes, and D’Andra says LeeAnne is threatened because Kameron and Kary are getting along so well. She’s protective and territorial when it comes to friends. LeeAnne says she is protective of her friends, not territorial; there’s a difference. She didn’t want Kameron to regret going. D’Andra says she put it in Kameron’s head that she would regret it. Kameron says LeeAnne mentioned that someone might get the wrong perception if people knew she’d gone to the show. In Kameron’s interview, she says LeeAnne implied that her reputation would be ruined. She thought about it, and she was only there for two minutes. She made a bad decision. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, Dallas is a very judgy town, and Kameron’s reputation could take a hit. D’Andra says LeeAnne explained it in a way that got Kameron upset, and snarks at LeeAnne. LeeAnne asks if D’Andra wants to throw down on the roof. D’Andra says she’ll throw LeeAnne’s ass off the roof, which I find highly doubtful. LeeAnne says, please. D’Andra already pushed her. In her interview, LeeAnne says she’s not D’Andra’s mama or her empty bank account. Back up. Brandi asks if Kameron is afraid of LeeAnne; be honest. Kameron insists it’s okay if she goes against Leeanne or if LeeAnne is upset with her. LeeAnne says she let Kameron do what she wanted, and Kary makes a big deal of LeeAnne saying let, telling LeeAnne, thank you, mom. Kameron asks if they think she’s LeeAnne’s pet, and gets silence. D’Andra says  she’s trying to process. When they were shopping, she was confused as to LeeAnne’s motive. Kameron says she never said there was a motive; they brought it up. Brandi is having a hard time believing there’s no jealousy, and Kameron says, anxiety maybe. Brandi says their girls night out turned south for no reason, like the elephant sanctuary. They were having an amazing time, and it turns around to be about LeeAnne. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, wtf? Literally. She thought she and Brandi were getting along fine. LeeAnne asks Brandi, how? Because she was heartbroken over the elephants, and had a different reaction? Brandi says, everything turns into a negative experience. LeeAnne is constantly the victim. D’Andra says it’s not always about LeeAnne. Stephanie asks Kameron if she’s okay, and Kameron says she is. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she and Kameron fought somewhat, but they’re getting along now, and she’s not jumping in. That’s Kameron’s responsibility. LeeAnne says she’s sorry her personal story irritates and upsets Brandi. D’Andra repeats, I’m the victim, like twenty times. LeeAnne says she related to the elephants. She’s sorry that’s tragic and self-serving. Whoever wants her to leave the dinner table, raise their hands. D’Andra says, once again, LeeAnne is the victim. Just listen and understand. Brandi gets up and leaves.

In her interview, Brandi says she tried to go with the flow, but she’s had enough negativity. LeeAnne has ruined moments over and over. We flash back to LeeAnne talking about her past, and Brandi says she doesn’t want to be around it anymore. LeeAnne apologizes again to Kameron for what got started. D’Andra says, exactly, and LeeAnne says she was talking to Kameron. D’Andra doesn’t need to jab at her. D’Andra says she was just confirming what LeeAnne said, and Kary leaves. Stephane says, two down. She feels like everything got heated, and LeeAnne says, it didn’t start that way.

Kary and Brandi get drink at a teeny tiny table on the roof. At the dinner table, Stephanie says, it’s like the last supper from hell. Kameron asks if LeeAnne feels ganged up on. More food comes. In her interview, Kameron says it’s not that she doesn’t agree with some of their points, but she doesn’t want to pile dirt on top of LeeAnne. She’ll always be LeeAnne’s friend. Brandi tells Kary that Kameron can’t stand up for herself, and she couldn’t do it. In the past, she’s thought Kameron was LeeAnne’s puppet. When LeeAnne would hurt someone else, Kameron would say she’d never seen LeeAnne do that or lie right in front of her. Leeanne tells Kameron that she’d never lie or hurt her, and Kameron says nothing will affect their relationship. LeeAnne says she feels like she hurt Kameron, and D’Andra says, this is silly; it’s not a big deal. LeeAnne says then why did she make it a big deal? LeeAnne feels guilty for making Kameron cry, and she’s sorry D’Andra doesn’t feel guilt when she hurts a friend.

Brandi tells Kary that LeeAnne has done that before, saying someone has done something to ruin their reputation. She said it to Stephanie about hanging out with her. We flash back to LeeAnne telling Stephanie that Brandi is going to ruin Stephanie doing charity work. Brandi says she did it to D’Andra last year. Kary says LeeAnne is not a good person or friend. Brandi doesn’t see how Kameron can excuse it when it happened to several of them. Stephanie says she’s tired. She’s glad that LeeAnne made up with Kameron last night, but then it escalated at the market. LeeAnne leaves the table. In her interview, she says she’s back where she started, and she doesn’t know how she keeps getting there. D’Andra says, everything doesn’t have to be dramatic. She can’t take the way LeeAnne is carrying on. It’s getting to be stupid. Stephanie clinks glasses with Kameron. Kameron thanks Stephanie for the girls trip. They check out what LeeAnne was eating, since she left the bulk of it. In Kameron’s interview, she says she feels for someone leaving the table, but come on. Her rule is, you retreat, I’m gonna eat. Stephanie gets up and goes out the door backward, bowing. D’Andra tells Kameron to get a good night’s sleep, and also leaves. Kameron says, and then there was one.

I’m desperate to go to Thailand but not with any of these people. Maybe Kameron. Definitely no one from the Jersey Wives.

Kameron goes back to the suite, and sees LeeAnne in her bedroom. She says, hey, girl, and LeeAnne closes the door in Kameron’s face. Kameron asks, why lock her out? Why not talk about it? In her interview, LeeAnne says she doesn’t want to talk about it. She’s over it. Kameron asks why LeeAnne has a problem with her, and LeeAnne says she just doesn’t want what they say to go to the group. It comes back to bite her in the ass. They want Kameron to be afraid of her. Kameron asks why she’d be afraid. They made up. It escalated because of other people insecurity they’re afraid. It escalated because other people got involved. She didn’t think that was going to happen. It became everyone’s business to deal with their problem. LeeAnne doesn’t understand why. She doesn’t care who’s friends with whom; that’s not who she is. But she can’t be the one who’s constantly picked on by everybody. Please tell her it was unanimous, and Stephanie didn’t have her back either. Kameron says Stephanie didn’t say one word; she was not involved. LeeAnne is sure Kary will want to switch seats, so she can talk to Kameron. Everybody is going to be fake nice her on the plane. Kameron says she hates the fakeness, and LeeAnne says, tell them all to jump off the plane.

They pack. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she’s disappointed in Kameron. She wanted Kameron to see for herself, and be vocal about her feelings, but she let LeeAnne slide. Why can she call out everyone else’s behavior, and LeeAnne gets a free pass? In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she’s ready to be home with her dogs husband. She doesn’t want to talk to anybody. She just wants to get in her seat on the plane, and be home.

Stephanie asks Travis when they’re leaving tomorrow, and he thinks around one. She says, last night’s dinner was awkward. She wants to be a good hostess, and make sure everyone is good. She’s seeing them off in the lobby. She brings Brandi some French fries, and says she’ll miss her. Brandi says she’s excited to get home. She misses her kids. Cheer tryouts are coming up, and she’s having a party. She’s included everyone, so they’ll see. In her interview, Brandi says they’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Bruin’s adoption. It’s crazy how life can change in a year. She can’t imagine not having Bruin in the family. Stephanie hugs Brandi goodbye, and goes to wait in the lobby. She thanks everyone as they come through. LeeAnne says Stephanie won’t have to come on that miserable flight.

In Stephanie’s interview, she says, the trip started with good expectations, but in the end, it s*cked big d*ck… Just like the lady boy show.

Next time – the finale – Brandi’s party, D’Andra tells LeeAnne to own her sh*t, D’Andra tells Mama Dee that the company is going to take a turn for the better, and LeeAnne is accused of being a racist.

🌴 On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the women were still Jamaica. They swam with the dolphins, which probably terrified the dolphins, even though Teresa said she wasn’t a fan of animals she didn’t know. Surprisingly, their final dinner was non-eventful. Dare I say peaceful? Dolores and Jackie made up, sort of, and Dolores admitted she had been a d-bag harsh. The biggest thing that happened was Teresa telling the women that Danielle had slept with Marty, despite their impending divorce. This prompted Marge to call Joe #3, who was now a buddy of Marty’s, even though Joe pushed him in the pool last season. Or the one before. I don’t remember. Joe wasn’t picking up, so the women encouraged Marge to call Marty, which she did, but he denied, denied, denied, saying Danielle was looking to get out of having to buy him out or get out, since apparently, they were still living together. It didn’t take two seconds before Danielle was calling Teresa, saying she didn’t want to talk about this, and hanging up. No doubt, Marty had texted her. The saddest thing was Teresa, going through old family photos with her girls, reminiscing about when their family was whole. In her interview, Teresa said the girls’ father had made mistakes, but deporting him was going to punish the children. Sadly, I agree with Melissa, who told Joe #2 that she thought the court would make an example of Joe #1. Yep. Court is one time your celebrity (albeit D list) name could work against you. Sure enough, Joe’s appeal was denied. Ever the wiser but sadder one, Gia said it was hard for her to watch Adriana, because she had so many memories of her father, while Adriana had so few. They flashed back to better times with the family, so it ended on a bummer of a note. I have no clue what happens next time.

🏥 Not My Choices…

But no one asked for my vote.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-best-worst-2019-174020?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7501

🍌 Dumbest Sh*t Ever…

And I’ve seen some dumb sh*t. In front of horrified onlookers? Really? And if the banana is the idea, how about just paying the artist with an idea of money?

https://observer.com/2019/12/maurizio-cattelan-art-basel-banana-museum-collection/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_content=2019-10-12-18858888&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=channel-daily-distribution-new

📯 Good news! I’d almost given up hope, but a new season of The Haves and The Have Nots begins on Tuesday, January 7th at 9 pm.

🎀 Spice Up Your Christmas…

Same song, slightly different flavor, same love for it.

 

July 2, 2019 – Curtis Goes Corporate, Scotty Scoots, HAHN Ends With a Bang, Cheap Wives Show, Nothing New, Dead Status & Waiting For the Chirp

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jax calls Carly from his new office, thanking her for how quickly it was done. She’s glad he likes it, since she gave her input on a few things. His 55 Porsche was just delivered, and he asks if he can take her out to lunch. She says she’s in the middle of something, and he asks if everything is okay. She says, everything is fine, but I don’t think he’s buying it.

Scotty sees Ava at the MetroCourt. She says she’s headed to Aurora. She’s giving Crimson and explicit interview and photo shoot. She’s going to be on the cover. He hopes they don’t do a hatchet job. She says Jax promised she could tell her side of the story, and she’s hopeful it will be cathartic. He’s glad she’s getting back on track. She says she is. She has more to accomplish to end the hell she’s living in. She tells him that her legal affairs are in order, but he says he’s not there as a lawyer. She says it means so much that he cares, but she doesn’t need a friend either. He says maybe he does.

At the hospital, Bobbie tells Epiphany that she worked out the conflicts, and she’s fully staffed. Epiphany thanks her, and Bobbie thanks Epiphany for helping her with her diagnosis. She found some excellent resources, and is going to be proactive in dealing with her diabetes. She hopes she does half as well as Epiphany has. Epiphany hopes she does better.

Elizabeth shows up at the art therapy room, where Franco is working on a painting. He pushes her back out, telling her, go away. She can’t be there.

On the phone at Charlie’s, Finn asks Anna how the search is going. He tells her, the WSB let Alex escape; shouldn’t they find her? He understands. It’s her sister; it’s her problem. He says Jordan is doing well. She’s having breakfast there right now. We see Jordan at a table with Stella, TJ, and Curtis.

Jordan can’t remember the last time she lingered over breakfast. If things were normal, she’d be at the station. Stella says she should take advantage of the time off, but Jordan wishes she was back at work. Finn stops by, and says in his humble medical opinion, she has everything she needs right there.

Carly tells Sonny she’s been doing research. She’s learning everything she can about spina bifida. A C-section is performed to prevent infection or nerve damage. Sonny says she doesn’t have to do this right now. She says, the more they know, the better they’ll be prepared. She wonders if their baby is born with a defect, can they handle it? He says it would have to be a reality first, but he knows they can handle it. They have the money, the resources, and the support system. They can do this. She says she hears him, and she’s’ grateful, but the reality is that it’s not a month or a week; it’s a lifetime. She’s not sure if she’s strong enough to face it and give the baby what it needs.

Chase thinks it’s good that Jordan is back in circulation, and Curtis says, don’t think she’s returning to work yet. Chase says the new guy has a lot to learn, but he’s bringing Mac along. Jordan says he has plenty of experience, and Curtis says Mac is doing a good job. Now he needs to get to his new job at Aurora. He tells Jordan to make sure she gets some rest, and stay clear of the PCPD. He’s looking good in a suit, and she tells him, make sure his co-workers know he’s married. Stella says she’s proud he’s stepping up, and he says she raised him that way. Finn and Chase leave, and Jordan says she’s glad they figured out how to be brothers. Stella says, they’re good people. Jordan says Chase is her best detective, and she owes her life to Finn. Stella says it won’t be long before they have their own doctor in the family. TJ is like, um… and she asks, what’s wrong? He says he’s been doing some thinking, and he’s not going back to med school this fall.

Finn and Chase sit at a booth. Finn says it sounded urgent, and Chase looks stressed. Chase wants Finn to talk him down before he breaks his girlfriend out of lock-up.

Ava asks Scotty, what’s wrong? and Scotty says he’s feeling lost after Gail’s passing. The scavenger hunt was supposed to make them feel her presence, but for him, it did the opposite. He should have visited her more, but knowing there if needed her… Ava asks if they can find a better time to talk, and he says, she, of all people, should understand. She says she does. He’s suffered a terrible loss, and doesn’t find life satisfying. He’s in the throes of a midlife crisis. It’s normal and predictable. She knows exactly what he needs. Scotty says he’s been waiting… She says he needs to do something for himself; something totally self-indulgent – a red Ferrari. He spends his time worrying about others, and no time having fun. Scotty says, that’s really not… and she says they’ll talk tomorrow, or the next day, and jets.

Franco tells Elizabeth, that came out wrong. He’s always happy see her, but inspiration is fleeting. Elizabeth says he’s really wired, and asks what he’s working on. He doesn’t want to show her, and asks if she let everyone know about the venue change. She assures him that she sent out the information. They’ll replace a horrible memory with a lovely memory, and be glad that their family and friends are there. He says he needs to spend time with his hot, sexy nurse, but she says the honeymoon will be over before the reception is even started. He kisses her. She leaves, and he makes a call, asking how soon someone can get there.

Ava goes to Jax’s office. He asks what outrageous demands is she there for? A personal masseuse from Sweden? While she thinks that’s a fine idea, she’s there to discuss the cover story. He says, it’s pretty straightforward. They pick the questions, and she answers them. She says, the interview is off. He says she signed a contract. She can’t back out. She says she has no intention of backing out. What’s good for Aurora is good for her. She wants to reschedule, since she has a pressing engagement that she can’t put off. He says the only pressing engagement is to get Crimson on the street. An alarm goes off, and Curtis walks in. He thought Jax was away. He’s testing a new security system. Don’t mind him. He’s testing the sensors, and then doing an investigation. Ava tells Jax that she intends to fulfill her obligation, but not today. Something unexpected came up. He says she can’t walk out at the last minute. The alarm goes off again.

Jordan says she thought TJ loved school; he’s at the top of his class. He says he’ll finish eventually, and Stella tells him, define eventually. He says he was talking to a headhunter. There are a lot of jobs in the medical field out there, and he intends toed pay own way. Jordan asks if he’s giving up school so she can pay her medical bills. She has two words – not happening.

Finn says Chase is planning a jailbreak? What did the schoolmarm do now? Not pay a parking ticket? Chase says she refused to disclose her child’s whereabouts, and was jailed for contempt. Finn says he’s sorry. Chase didn’t tell him that Willow had a child. Chase says, it’s not his story to tell. Now it’s a matter of public record. Willow had a son who she gave up at birth. Finn takes it the father is the abusive ex, and Chase says, he wants custody. Finn supposes he has rights, but Chase says, he shouldn’t be in the same room. He believes in the system, but in this case, the system failed.

Scotty goes to the art therapy room, and Franco says he was looking for him. He has a surprise for Elizabeth. He shows Scotty the painting, and Scotty is sure she’ll like it. Franco says, it’s kind of a mess; love will do that to you. Scotty says he wouldn’t know. Franco wants to make sure Scotty is at his wedding, and tells him to feel free to bring a plus one. Scotty says, that would be difficult. He’s minus one and counting.

Elizabeth asks Bobbie if she knows about the change of venue for the wedding. She’s counting on Bobbie and Epiphany being there. Bobbie says she’ll do her best, and Epiphany says it will do her good. Elizabeth asks if there’s something wrong with a patient. Bobbie says, yes and no. The patient is her. She tested positive for type two diabetes.

Carly apologizes, telling Sonny that she’s just trying to be realistic. If the condition is severe, it will be so much more to perform basic tasks. Sonny says she’s going to the worst case. The doctor said not to jump to conclusions. Carly asks what they do until then, and he says, don’t look on the internet. It’s full of frightening possibilities, and their situation is probably not any of them.

TJ says, medical school can wait. He’s not giving up. There are lots of openings, and when he has enough money… Jordan says, absolutely not, and Stella says there are many gifted people out there to fill those jobs, but they’re in desperate need for doctors who have the calling he does. Jordan says she’ll be returning to work soon, Curtis has the new job, and the medical bills will get paid. Stella says, there’s no quitting this thing. Starting now, Dr. Ashford.

Chase tells Finn, it kills him to see Willow behind bars when that SOB is running around free. Finn says Anna would have more insight, but she’s searching for Alex. She’s a fugitive, and Anna wants to be the one to bring her in. Chase gets it. It’s a sibling thing. Finn says the last time she went on a solo mission, she didn’t come back.

Franco asks Scotty what the problem is, and Scotty says he wants companionship. It’s easy to go to a bar and make conversation, have dinner. His trips to Vegas were all smoke and mirrors; they mean nothing. He wants what Franco has; Elizabeth and the kids. Franco asks if he wants Cameron now, and Scotty says, forget kids. What he wants is a girl who can knock back a couple of martinis. Someone who knows who Dirty Harry is; who Deborah Harry is. Someone who can quote a line from Jaws. Is that too much to ask? Franco doesn’t know why Scotty is talking to him. It sounds like he should talk to Ava.

Ava tells Jax the meeting is vital. What difference does it make if they reschedule? He says she runs a gallery. She must realize the preparation involved. He arranged for Sydney Val Jean, the New York editor of Crimson, to conduct the interview. She asks what kind of interview he’s going to get if she’s forced to be there. He asks Curtis, how much longer? and Curtis says, forty minutes to an hour. He wants to give his personal attention to Jax’s office. Ava says she left something in the restaurant, and has to go. Jax says he’ll ride with her. Curtis closes the door behind them, and begins looking around.

Carly knows Sonny is right. All those times they applauded the kids in the Special Olympics and their parents; this time it’s them, their kid, their family. She knows they’ve faced health issues with the kids before, and knows they can face this. Carly puts her head in her hands, and Sonny says they can. They just have to be honest about what they’re getting themselves into. There might be nights and days they can’t give their child 100% of what they need. Carly thinks he’s forgetting something else. How much they need this child, and how much this special child is going to give them.

Scotty tells Franco, there was a time he thought he and Ava had something, but it didn’t work out. They’re still friends. She thinks he should get a Ferrari. Franco says, classic red, and Scotty says he’s not having a cliché midlife crises. If he was going to do that, he’d be dating go-go girls. He wants to feel needed, like when Bobbie fainted. She collapsed, and he got her to the hospital. It felt good, like he was there for her. Franco says it sounds like Scotty needs to get out of the fast lane, and find someone to share an RV, who knows the words to the songs he knows, and is comfortable on the back sideroads he likes to take. Scotty says maybe he should date the voice of his GPS. Franco tells him, stay open to possibility. Life is full of surprises.

Elizabeth says good thing Bobbie saw Lucas. Bobbie says he wouldn’t let her convince him it was no big deal. Epiphany says, they’re nurses, and it’s easy to be dismissive of the tell-tale signs in themselves. Bobbie says, looking back, she was in denial, but not anymore. She doesn’t want to put her heart at risk or have another episode like yesterday. She saw Lucas and Brad with her grandson, and it’s all the reminder she needed to make her want to stick around for her family. Elizabeth says, and for them. She’s irreplaceable.

Stella says she promised Curtis she would get Jordan home to rest. She tells TJ to call the headhunter back. He’s staying in med school. Jordan tells TJ, neither one of them has a choice. Stella says, accept your fate. She looks at her phone, and says she’s got a message from the genealogy website. TJ asks if she’s checking her ancestry, and she says it occurred to her that she wanted to know her relatives.

Finn tells Chase that he and Anna talk every day. He’ll never trust a digital message again. Chase says after Finn got the bogus texts, he went off to find her. Finn says he was forced to wake up Cassandra. He never wants to go through that again, and Cassandra is still out there. Chase says he and Robert teamed up to rescue them, but Finn says, by that point, they rescued themselves, but he’s not going to argue.

Curtis talks to himself, saying, Jax keeps information on business allies. He looks through some folders. He pulls one out, and says, interesting read. The label says, Valentin Cassadine. He sees a folder for Cassandra Pierce, and says, what have we here?

Ava tells Jax that she promises to make it up to him for the inconvenience. He’ll get the interview of a lifetime, and so will his readers. She’ll tell them everything they want to know. He says she’ll have to reach for a better excuse for breaching the contract. She says, if he must know, she’s meeting her late daughter, with the help of a psychic. They’re completely legit. She got the idea from his daughter. Jax says, Josslyn? Ava says, Josslyn had a séance, and reached out to Oscar. She was convinced he reached back. People do make contact. He asks if there’s no other time, and she says she’s committed to the Crimson deal; it’s not off. He tells her, don’t be so sure, and she asks which he would rather have, a lawsuit or a cover interview? He says, she has him there. He’ll let her reschedule once, but if she tries it again, she’ll see him in court.

Elizabeth asks Franco if she’s interrupting again, and he kisses her. She says, whatever he’s working on, don’t stop. Franco asks if she ever stops and thinks how lucky they are. Some people live their whole lives without what they have; the feelings, and really seeing each other and not being scared. Elizabeth says she was thinking the same thing about Bobbie. She’s going through a tough time, and is going to need all their love and support.

Bobbie sees Scotty riding a scooter in the hospital (see link below for the explanation). She thanks him again for his help, and he says, that’s what friends are for. She says she’s going to need all the friends she can get. He says he kind of overheard Lucas talking to her. It’s not just about missing a meal, is it? Bobbie explains that she has type two diabetes. It puts her at risk for a stroke, heart attack, and other fun ways to go. She has to learn to live healthier. She wants to stick around. Scotty says it has silver lining. She doesn’t have to face it by herself.

Jordan asks if Stella got a potential DNA match, and Stella says they say that to drum up business. TJ says, not necessarily, but you have to pay for a follow-up. You can learn more about your background. Stella says she’s more concerned about where she’s going, not where she’s from. TJ says, what if it’s someone famous, but she doesn’t care if it’s Cleopatra. In their family, DNA means do not argue.

Chase wonders how Finn got stuck being involved in a criminal enterprise that had shady associates like Valentin Cassadine.

Curtis photographs Valentin’s folder. He hears Jax coming, and puts everything back. Jax walks in, and asks what he’s doing.

Bobbie tells Scotty that she’s feeling better, but Scotty says he’s not just there for moral support. She says, it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. She has to do homework about what foods she should eat. Scotty says she doesn’t have to do anything alone. She says that’s sweet, but she has to go. He says, there was a time when they were more than friends. Maybe they can recapture that again in an RV, going down the highway of life. There will be holes and flat tires, but all she has to do is say yes. He’d get down on one knee, but he already is. Will she marry him?

Elizabeth wants to look at Franco’s new painting, but he stops her, saying she can’t see it. She says he’s in a good mood, and he says the first time they were supposed to get married, there was an earthquake. Then the next time, he was behind bars. The third time’s the charm. They’re finally getting their happy ending. She says they get to live their happily ever after.

Someone books a flight from Paris to Port Charles. Cassandra?

TJ encourages Stella to follow up on the genealogy. He says it’s fascinating what you can find.

Chase tells Finn that he knows he’s walking a tightrope between duty and his feelings. Finn knows it well. It’s not easy for him to balance life between the Hippocratic Oath, and life with an ex-WSB agent. They tell each other, good luck, and Chase leaves

Jax asks if Curtis found any breaches in security. Curtis says, there are a few blind spots in surveillance that he’ll need to eliminate. He’s thinking motion sensors. Jax says, he’s the expert. Whatever he thinks. Curtis says he’s putting together a proposal of the changes he wants to make. Jax will have an overall picture tomorrow. Curtis leaves, and breathes a sigh of relief when he gets out in the hallway.

On the phone, Ava says she’s running late, but they’d know that since they’re a psychic. Yeah, sorry. They probably do hear it all the time. She’s nervous, but she’s taking this seriously; she promises. She’ll come prepared. She takes a picture of Kiki out of her bag.

Carly tells Sonny, it’s like the like situation with Mike. It was a lot on them. Sonny says, there’s so much joy and love he’s given them. Carly says Sonny found Mike after all these years. Sonny says there’s been laughter and tears, and it pisses him off. He didn’t know Alzheimer’s would take away Mike’s defenses, and he’d see who Mike is underneath. He’s a good man with a big heart who loves his family. Carly says she loves him a lot, and Sonny says he wouldn’t trade Mike for anything. Like he wouldn’t trade what they had with Morgan. Carly says, at times, it might be heartbreaking, but this child isn’t a mistake or a statistic. It’s a gift. She has to believe that there’s a reason they’re having this baby, even if they don’t know what it is. They’ll believe in it together. No matter what. Sonny takes her hand, and says, no matter what. She says she loves him, and they kiss. She says she’s scared, and he says, so is he.

Tomorrow, Neil says he can no longer treat Alexis, Scotty suggests he and Bobbie get hitched, and Sonny tells someone they know what happens to people who double-cross him.

🚲 Scotty’s Scooter…

Kin Shriner tells all.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-kin-shriner-injury-171345

The Haves and The Have Nots

Jeffrey changes David’s bandages. He says he’s not as good as Madison. David should have him come back. He’s not a nurse. David says he’s fine, but Jeffrey says it wasn’t Madison’s fault; it was his, so let him come back. Jeffrey offers to call, and David says, tomorrow. He says Madison seems to like Jeffrey. Does Jeffrey like him? Jeffrey says, he’s okay, and David says he’d rather see Jeffrey with somebody like Madison than that punk. Jeffrey says, mom took care of that. She had him beaten and raped. He tells David not to act like he feels sorry. David says he doesn’t, but Jeffrey says, Justin is still a human being. David says Justin hit Jeffrey’s mother, and she felt the need to teach him a lesson. Jeffrey says she almost had Justin killed. What does David think she’s going to do to him? She’s ruthless. David knows. Jeffrey asks if he’s ready, and David says he made a few stops. Veronica’s gang busts in.

David tells Jeffrey, on the floor, and Jeffrey pulls a gun out from under the bed. David pulls guns out of every conceivable place. About ten guys are in the house, and they shoot back and forth. Veronica waits outside in her black leather, and says, that’ll teach you to try to kill me. You won’t be killing anyone else any time soon, sweetheart, you son of a bitch. She crunches out her cigarette with her boot, and walks into the darkness.

Mitch goes to the Cryer house, and asks if Jim has the package. Jim tells him, hang on. Wyatt come down, and Mitch tells him that it’s his lucky day, and to kiss his father for this. Jim gives Mitch an envelope. Mitch says, $75K? and Jim says, as requested. Mitch says, good man. Jim wants to confirm that nobody is going to try to kill his son. Mitch says as soon as he gets the money to his uncle. Jim asks how he’ll know the job is done, and Mitch tells him, because he said so. They shake, and Mitch suggest he get that son of his some help. Jim thanks him. After Mitch leaves, Wyatt asks if he heard right. Jim paid Mitch $75K? That’s a lot for $5K of coke. Jim says Wyatt had a special problem, and it took a lot of money to fix it. Wyatt says he’ll get the money back when Jim dies. Jim asks if Wyatt thinks he’s in Jim’s will. Wyatt says, and mom’s, and Jim says Wyatt will probably die before they do at the rate he’s going. Wyatt doubts that. He asks if he can go out, and Jim says, tomorrow he’s hauling Wyatt’s ass upstate and into rehab, and he’s staying there. Wyatt is going if Jim has to drag him by the balls. Wyatt smiles, and Jim tells him, go to his room. Wyatt says he’s an adult, and Jim says, act like one. Wyatt pats Jim’s face, and goes upstairs. slamming the door to his bedroom.

Still in bed, Broderick asks where Kathryn is going. She says she has to go home. She wishes she could stay. He asks if it’s her husband, but she says she’s not worried about him. He says, then stay, and she says she can’t. She likes him. He says he likes her too, and she asks, why? He says she’s beautiful, sexy, amazingly smart… Kathryn interjects, and rich? and he says, it doesn’t hurt. She asks if he’d like her if she was broke. He asks if she’d be this loving and kind if she was broke, and she says, yes. He says, then yes; he would. She says she’ll be back tomorrow, and he says he’ll wait right there. She says, in this bed, looking like that? and he says, yep. I hope he gets out of bed to go to the bathroom. They kiss, and she extracts herself, saying, she’s leaving. He thanks her.

Veronica goes to the hospital to visit Justin. She finds his room, and says, damn, girl. He tells her, get out of here, but she says she just wanted to sit with him, and check on her handiwork. She likes it. He tells her, get out, and she says, or…? Is he going to hit her? He says she’s wicked, and she admits she is. She just wanted him to know that wasn’t official. There’s so much more to come. He says, please, and she says, the girl begs. He says, he’s sorry; he’ll leave Jeffrey alone. She says, that part was supposed to come before. He says he’s gone through a lot. Please. She says, please what? Does it hurt? She knows what they did because they did what she told them to. Justin says again that he’s sorry. She tells him, repeat after her, I’m sorry for hitting the queen. She’s not talking Jeffrey, but herself. Justin keeps repeating, I’m sorry, and she tells him, stop begging. He sounds like a little bitch. He says she ruined hi life, and she says he ruined his own life. He wouldn’t leave her son alone. Justin says he was just trying to love Jeffrey, and Veronica says, sick sh*t. It will get him hurt again. She can’t wait for him to taste what’s coming. She touches his face, then wipes her hand on his hospital gown. She’s going to let him heal up before the second round. She grabs his face, and says, next time he thinks about hitting a real bad bitch, think again.

Madison comes in, and asks what she’s doing. She says visiting a sick friend, but Madison says Justin isn’t her friend. She says, all queens are her friends. Justin says he asked her to leave, and Veronica asks if he likes Madison now. Get together, and leave her son alone. Madison says he’s asking her again, get out of here. In the hallway, she tells him to get fillers. He’s looking old. Older than her, and she’s twice his age. She says, goodbye, girl, and saunters off. Madison goes back, and asks Justin if he’s okay. Justin says, no; she’s going to kill him. Madison says he’ll let security know. Justin says he knows Madison hates him. He has every right to, but Justin just loves Jeffrey. He’s so sorry for what he did to Madison. He’ll never understand what Justin is going through. He lost everything because of Jeffrey. Madison is sure it’s hard, but Justin had no right to do what he did. Justin apologizes again, and Madison says, okay. Justin asks if Madison can stay for a while. Madison says he’s fine. Justin pleads with Madison, but he closes the door. Alone, Justin says he’s just misunderstood.

RK calls to Wyatt, and throws rocks at the window. Wyatt comes out on the balcony, and RK tells him, throw down the earrings. Wyatt does, and RK says, damn nice. He throws the package of coke up to Wyatt, who makes another great catch. Wyatt says, what the hell? They’re getting smaller and smaller. RK says if he’d throw money down instead of damn jewelry… Jim comes out and asks what Wyatt is doing out there. He sees RK, and asks, what’s going on? RK says he left something in the car. Jim says he’s coming down, and Wyatt tells RK to go. RK says he’s not scared; he’s a blackbelt in karate. He’s got this. Jim comes out, and tells RK, remind him again why he’s there. RK repeats that he left something in the car. Jim asks if he brought something to his son. RK says he was in the neighborhood, and was saying hi to Wyatt. Jim says he’s lying. What’s in his hand? RK shows Jim the earrings, and Jim asks if Wyatt gave those to him. RK asks if he can’t have ten carat earrings, and Jim says twenty carat; he paid for them himself. Wyatt yells down that RK stole them, and Jim says, call the cops. RK says, go ahead. Wyatt has coke in his room. Wyatt says he’ll say RK stole the earrings. Jim says it’s a fact that RK brought drugs to his son. RK says it’s a fact that Wyatt wanted him to bring drugs. Jim says if RK ever brings his son drugs again, he’ll have him murdered. RK says, fair enough, and Jim says, get the hell out.

Kathryn pulls into the driveway. She sees RK leaving, and asks, what was that about? Jim asks where she’s been, and she says, out with her men. Jim goes inside, and she runs in behind him.

Wyatt sits in his room. Jim asks, where is it? Wyatt says he doesn’t have any drugs. Kathryn comes in, and asks, what’s going on? Jim tells her, check her jewelry cabinet. Wyatt has been trading her jewelry for drugs. Wyatt says Jim shouldn’t have taken his money. Jim pushes Wyatt. Kathryn tries to intervene, and gets pushed back by Wyatt. Wyatt and Jim get in a mini shoving match, and Jim says, don’t touch his mother. He tells Wyatt, sit. For once, do what he’s asking. In the hallway, Jim tells Kathryn, calm down. Does she see what he’s dealing with? Because if she had been a better mother, he wouldn’t have to deal with this sh*t. She says if he doesn’t get out of her face, she’ll push him off the balcony. He asks her to please check and see how much jewelry she’s missing.

Wyatt hears them go down the hall, and gets the coke out from under his mattress. He goes into the bathroom.

Hanna, Benny, and Candace clear the table after dinner. There’s a knock at the door. Hanna says, if it’s Derrick, don’t let him in. Benny asks what he did, and she says, just do it. He says, she’s not telling him, is she? It’s Mitch at the door, and Benny goes outside. Mitch says Benny owes him. Benny says, what? and Mitch says, his damn life. He got the money; Jim paid him off. Benny asks what Mitch is talking about, and Mitch says he’s got the money in the car. Benny asks how he did it, and Mitch says, don’t worry; he’s got it. Benny owes him. They bro hug, and Mitch says Benny is the only family he trusts.

Candace asks Hanna what Derrick did, but Hanna says she doesn’t want to talk about it. Candace knows the feeling. Hanna hopes she doesn’t. Candace says, they’re all dogs. Hanna says, not all of them. That would include her brother. Candace says they take your heart, play with it, make you fall for them, and then they dump you. Hanna says, that’s not what happened. Candace says Hanna liked him more than she’s liked anyone in years. Hanna asks how she knew that, and Candace says she can tell. She’s Hanna’s daughter, and knows her. Charles told her that he wanted to be there for her. They stayed in D.C., and he took her to the White House. It made her feel special. Hanna says, he raped her.

Candace says, this is the second time it happened to Hanna? It happened a lot to Candace, since she was seven. Hanna says it was her first time. Candace says didn’t Hanna say Candace’s father raped her? Hanna says, yes, and Candace says she doesn’t understand. Hanna says, he’s the man who did it. Derrick is her father. She had no idea until she saw the tattoo on his chest. She says Candace can’t tell Benny, and Candace says, okay. Hanna says Derrick didn’t remember her. He went to jail, got hooked on drugs, got out, got clean, and changed his whole life around, but he didn’t remember her face. Candace says that was her father? and Hanna says, yes. She says she’s sorry, and Candace asks what she’s sorry for. Hanna says she didn’t know all that stuff was happening to Candace. Candace says it made her stronger. Hanna says, it made her evil. She’s not trying to go there; she’s just saying. It made Candace evil to every man. Candace says she could get them before they got her. It worked until she gave her heart.

Mitch tells Benny that he got it done, and Benny says, it’s a load off. Mitch has to get the money back to his uncle, and end this. He saw the news about Candace. Benny says, she’s inside, and Mitch asks if he can say hi real quick, but Benny doesn’t think she’s up for it. Mitch says he’ll give Benny a shout when it’s handled. Tell Candace to keep her head up. Benny goes back inside. Hanna tells Candace, don’t say nothin’.

Benny asks, what’s wrong? and Hanna says they were just talking about women’s issues. Benny’s not buying it, and Candace asks if he has anything for cramps. She’s on her period. He doesn’t know what he walked in on, but Mitch took care of the issue with his uncle. Hanna says they just have to give Jim back the money, and it will all be over. Candace says, yes, it will. Hanna says, it’s a great start, and Candace says, amen. Hanna has to get up early. She’s got a job offer, and she’s starting at the Artisian. She goes upstairs.

Benny says they were talking about that dude, and Candace says, no. They were talking about periods. He says he’s got it. He thinks Candace should keep the money, but she says, no. He says, it’s $8 million, but she says, it’s not worth it. He says, keep it, and she says, do what with it? He says it’s enough that she’ll never have to look back, and Candace says, just over her shoulder. What about Jim? He’ll come after Benny. Benny says he can handle Jim’s bitch ass; keep the money. She says she can’t. She’s done. He says if he wakes up in the morning, and she’s gone, he won’t blame her. He washes the dishes, and says he loves her. She loves him too.

Mitch goes to the Iron Bone. He says he has something for Vinnie. Fifty G’s for the Cryer kid. Vinnie says, he got it? He laughs, and says Mitch did good. Mitch appreciates that, and now Vinnie can call off whoever. Vinnie tells dude whose name I don’t know to get Will on the phone. They’re calling it off. Dude can’t believe it, and Mitch says he got that done. There’s something else. He slides another stack of bills over to Vinnie, and says, that, my friends is twenty G’s for Benny. He got that done too. Now call it off. Vinnie says Benny owes him five grand for being late. Mitch slides yet one more stack across the table, and says, that, my friends, is five grand. Vinnie sniffs the money, and asks where the kid got the money. Mitch says, good question. He doesn’t know. Vinnie says he’s been thinking he wants more, but Mitch says, ask again, and he’s calling Mama Rose. Don’t get greedy. He’s got the money; call it off. Vinnie says, all right, and dude dials. He tells Will that the Cryer kid and Black kid – Mitch says, Benny Young – it’s called off. Vinnie says, it’s done. Mitch has to get going. Vinnie asks if he doesn’t want his cut, but Mitch says, no. Vinnie says, it’s family money. Mitch says he’s good; keep it. Dude says he can’t keep running from the family. Mitch says they keep trying to pull him back in, but it ain’t gonna happen. He tells Vinnie to keep the envelope for his bank. Vinnie says he’ll be there waiting. Dude says, for Mitch and his raggedy ass car. Mitch says, one day he’ll buy a new one with his own money. Vinnie says he’ll be back. Dude says he’d better be. Well, he seems to be the only one not just hanging around the bar all day.

Jim discusses something financial on the phone. Kathryn is getting ready for a bath, when Derrick calls. Kathryn says she didn’t know he’d raped someone, and asks if it was only one. He says, yes. In his bedroom, Wyatt takes out the gun. Kathryn asks Derrick, why he did it, and he says he was high. He’s sick about it. Saying how sorry he is doesn’t help. She says he’s Candace’s father, and he says, oh my God. She says she’s sorry. She thought Hanna told him.

Wyatt approaches Jim from behind. Jim is telling someone they have to stay cool and collected. Where is she? Wyatt cocks the gun. Jim turns around, and says, what the hell?  Wyatt calls him a son of a bitch, and Jim yells, stop! but Wyatt shoots him, and he drops to the floor. Kathryn hears the shot, and says, what the hell was that? She runs out and part way downstairs. She sees Wyatt with the gun, and calls for Jim. Wyatt starts to head upstairs, and she runs. He cocks the gun. She stumbles, but keeps going. She runs into the bathroom and cowers, asking him, please. He shoots her, and she falls into the tub.

We hear sirens. George’s car pulls up to the Cryer’s house, followed by a squad car. George gets out, along with a couple of cops. Wyatt comes out on the porch, and George asks where are his parents? Wyatt says, dead. He brings the gun out from behind his back and holds it in the air. They shoot him.

🌴 Tonight’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was basically a series of clips surrounding LVP’s lie detector test and Camille’s wedding. To make it seem fresh, they retitled it Behind the Episode 915. Obviously no recap necessary. It will be the same deal for The Real Housewives of New York City on July 4th.

🎆 GH Independence…

Gone are the days when we got new episodes on a holiday.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-not-on-today-preemted-134558

💀 End Game For the Dead…

Farewell to the comix.

https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2019/07/01/the-walking-dead-comic-ending-final-issue-193-show/

Don’t worry about the show… yet.

https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2019/07/02/the-walking-dead-ending-robert-kirkman-amc-tv-show-comment/

🐣 Priming the Patriotic Pump…

Counting down to the traditional watching of 1776.

June 25, 2019 – Fruit From a Poisonous Tree, Camille Says Too Much, Candace’s Past Catches Up & In Fashion

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sorry. I missed the beginning. I’m having a busier week than usual, and I’m wishing Tuesday was Friday. Anyway, nothing happens in the first minute that we won’t find out about in the next 59. Moving onward…

Dev brags about his exciting life in Turkey, and Josslyn brags about Sonny’s boat. Dev wants to drive one of the boats, and asks, how different can it be from driving a car? Josslyn tells him, ask Sonny. They go out on the terrace, and Sonny wants to introduce Dev to his father. Mike says he’d know this kid anywhere.

Mike asks Dev how he’s doing, and how’s his mom? Sonny asks who Mike thinks Dev’s mom is. Mike says his cousin Gladys. Sonny says, Gladys has a son? Mike says, Brando, but Sonny just said his name was Devon. Carly doesn’t think Davon is who Mike thinks he is. Mike says, it’s not like that hasn’t happened before. He remembers Josslyn though – always. They hug. Josslyn tells Sonny that Devon has a question. Dev asks if driving a boat isn’t like driving a car, and he should be able to pick it up with no problem. Sonny says, that would be a no, and Josslyn says, told him.

Kim thanks Cameron for the flowers, saying it’s thoughtful. Cameron asks, how was Kilimanjaro? Then says, dumb question? Drew says, not at all. It was hard and sad, but rewarding. Kim says, letting go is proving to be a challenge. Cameron says, Josslyn feels the same way. They all do, but her especially. Kim asks how Josslyn is doing, and he says, okay. She came up with the idea of communicating with Oscar’s spirit. Drew says, like a séance? Cameron nods, and he asks if they did it. Cameron says he, Trina, and Josslyn did, and Kim asks, did it work?

Bobbie asks what Julian was thinking, destroying Wiley’s records? Julian says Lucas asked him to protect Wiley, and Bobbie says, so he did something illegal to make Brad and Lucas lose their son? He says they’re not losing Wiley. Lucas came to him for a reason. He wanted results without asking too many questions, and Julian delivered. She says what he’s done is irreparable, and he might have lost Wiley for all of them. Scotty comes in, and asks if there’s a problem. Julian says, everything is fine. He tells Bobbie, he did what he had to, to protect his grandson from his biological father. Bobbie says, because he’s dangerous? Now Julian knows how she’s felt about him for the past five years.

Carol tells Michael that she doesn’t want trouble. He says he doesn’t want to give her any. He wants to make it better for her; clean up the mess Shiloh left her in. She says she has no interest in talking about Shiloh. He says his little sister was briefly a member of DOD, and he has an idea of what she’s going through. He’s guessing at some point she didn’t think she had much purpose, and here came Shiloh. He acted like her biggest champion, but then something happened. Kelly’s father wanted her out, and then OD’d. Shiloh was charged, and he reached out to her, saying she was the only one who could help him. In the car, Jason listens to everything.

Diane cites a case, and says the evidence was obtained illegally, and therefore inadmissible. The judge asks how it applies here, because I guess he never graduated from judge school. Diane says the plaintiff alleges that he was given birth records. If such records exist, they’re protected under HIPPA, and no one is allowed access to them without the permission of her client. Any records obtained are a violation, making the proceeding invalid.

At the Beecher’s Corners diner, Michael tells Carol, Shiloh was arrested and charged for drugging Douglas Miller (who I keep wanting to call Dennis Miller). That’s why he needed her help. He would have been found guilty, and the only way to save him was if a brave person took responsibility. So she sacrificed for the greater good of the group, and had Shiloh’s utmost gratitude and trust. How is he doing so far? She tells him when he says it out loud, she sounds like a sucker, doesn’t she?

Diane makes a motion to dismiss, but Zara says, the welfare of the child takes precedence. She cites a case, but Diane says the case doesn’t apply. To use it, the child would have to be in imminent physical danger. There’s a mountain of legal precedents and numerous Supreme Court hearings that state the fruit from a poisonous tree is inadmissible. The judge says if there’s the slightest chance the child is in jeopardy, they’ll proceed. He orders Willow to turn over the information. He’s just not very good as a judge. You’d think he’d actually want to find out first if there’s imminent danger to the child. Once the records are released, it’s not like he can take it back.

Scotty tells Julian, calm down. Julian says Bobbie is the one throwing a fit in his pub. Bobbie says Julian and Lucas might share blood, but he’s no more a parent than Wiley’s biological father. She tells him, stay away from anything Wiley. Julian says, thank God he doesn’t have to listen to her anymore. He starts to walk out, and Scotty asks if Bobbie is okay, telling her to sit down. Bobbie says, Julian makes her blood boil, and she collapses.

Cameron tells Kim, at first there was nothing. Then they were just talking, laughing, and telling funny stories, when they thought Oscar was there. Drew asks what made them think that, and Cameron explains about the water rippling. Drew hopes they got comfort, and Cameron says they did. He did hopes Drew and Kim did too. He has to get back garbage duty, and Kim thanks him again. After Cameron leaves, Drew tells Kim that’s a new one for him; it’s a bit intense. Kim says, everyone is trying to keep Oscar alive in their own way. Let’s do it. Let’s keep Oscar alive.

Carly asks Josslyn what she’s doing, and Josslyn thinks she might go to the park. Carly suggests she take Dev. Josslyn is sure he has plans, but he says he doesn’t. She tells him the park will be boring after Ankara, but he says he’s open-minded. They leave, and Carly tells Sonny that she thinks she likes Dev. Sonny says, good. He thinks he might have found a way for Dev to stick around. Mike looks at his tablet, and laughs.

Mike says, they don’t make TV like they used to. Sonny asks what Gladys’s last name is, and Mike says, Corbin, unless she’s changed it. Brando’s dad was a deadbeat, and didn’t stick around. Not that he has any room to talk. Carly says, that’s water under the bridge, remember? He says she’s asking him? Sonny asks if Mike knows where she lives now, and Mike says the last he heard, she was in Connecticut. But speaking of marriage, he and Yvonne talked this over, and they were hoping Sonny and Carly would stand up for them at their wedding.

At the park, Josslyn says she’ll text a friend who might want to meet them, and realizes she doesn’t have her phone. Dev says, this phone? showing it to her. She asks, did he pickpocket her? and he says he’s just proving a point. She says, that he’s an ass? He says, that she should be more careful with her personal security. She says, it doesn’t apply, coming from the guy who robbed her. Cameron appears, and asks if this guy robbed her.

Kim and Drew have some wine after dinner. Drew is liking it, and Kim tells him that they found the wine together. They went to a vineyard in Napa, and took a case home. Drew says, good for them. She made his favorite meal, and served his favorite wine. What’s going on?

Michael says Carol believed in Shiloh, and he said he believed in her. Then, he betrayed her. Carol tells him, Harmony said Shiloh wanted to see her, so she went. It was upsetting to see his spirit and energy languishing behind bars. He asked if she was willing to help, and she said of course. She would do anything. Then Shiloh laid it out, exactly as Michael pictured. He said she’d be saving him, his mission, and every single person he could help. So she confessed. Michael says he’s sorry. She says they didn’t have any proof. Why did he make her do it? Michael says, because Shiloh killed Douglas Miller.

Diane tells the judge, with all due respect, this is a blatant violation of her client’s rights, and she’s going to instruct Willow not to answer their questions. Zara says Willow can’t, but Diane can. If an attorney’s actions affect the case, they can be held to answer. She cites a case, and Diane says, that was a real estate transaction. They can’t compare the two. This entire process is subject to appeal. The judge says, it’s within the plaintiff’s rights. Today, Diane is in his courtroom, and today she’ll answer his questions.

Carol tells Michael that Douglas OD’d; Shiloh would never do something like that. Michael says, Kelly (aka Willow) was Shiloh’s favorite, and he didn’t want to lose her. Carol says, he didn’t want to lose any members, but Michael says, Kelly was a special case. Imagine Kelly’s father wanting to pry her out of DOD. The same night Kelly was supposed to meet with him, Shiloh held her initiation, so she was completely occupied. It was the perfect opportunity for him to kill her father. Carly says, oh my God. Michael says, he couldn’t risk losing his prize student. He had Carol take the fall. Carol asks why he’s telling her now. It’s too late to fix it. Michael says, come with him. Tell what she knows on record, and they might reopen the case. They’ll find out it’s Shiloh, not her, that should have been behind bars, and her record will be clean. She says, no one will believe her, but he says, Shiloh is making mistakes, and more evidence exists than he’s had the ability to cover up. He gives her his card, and tells her, look him up online. He has the best lawyer in the state, and she’s Carol’s if she wants. It’s time to stop Shiloh from inflicting misery, and she can make it happen.

The judge asks if Diane didn’t represent Willow in the adoption? She says, it’s attorney/client privilege. He says he’ll cite her for contempt. She says, obviously she’ll be going to jail, but unlike him, she knows her client’s rights and will continue to fight, no matter how many obstacles or bogus precedents are thrown her way. Let the chips fall where they may. Willow gets up. Diane tries to stop her, but she says she wants to say it. She had a baby, but Shiloh will never find him. Shiloh smirks.

Bobbie says she’s fine, but Scotty say, tell someone who didn’t see her faint. He tells Lucas that she passed out. Bobbie says she skipped breakfast, and the day got away. She’s okay. She’ll just get a granola bar, and get back to work. Lucas wants to check her out, but she asks if he shouldn’t be focused on Brad. He says, Brad went home to rest. He’s fine; she passed out. He insists, and Bobbie says, all right.  

Josslyn says Dev picked her pocket. Cameron says, what the hell? and Dev says, as a friend. Cameron says Josslyn knows him? and Josslyn says he’s staying with them. Cameron is confused, and Dev says he was teaching her a lesson; showing her to be more careful with her personal belongings. Josslyn says she felt nothing, and Cameron says, that’s so cool. Can Dev teach him? Josslyn is like, what? and Cameron says he feels it would be a good life skill. Josslyn says not if he winds up in jail. Cameron says Josslyn’s phone is always hanging out, along with her wallet. She storms off, and Dev asks if she wants her phone back. She says she’ll buy a new one. Cameron tells Dev that she’ll forgive him – eventually.

Sonny tells Mike, sure, and Carly says they’d be honored. Mike goes to call Yvonne with the news. He can’t wait. Carly tells Sonny that Mike is so cute and happy. She asks what he’s cooking up, asking about Gladys. Sonny says, her son could be Dev’s age. Carly asks if he’s passing Dev off as a family member, and he says, the timing works. He could be related. Carly asks if he thinks it’s a good idea. He says he thought she liked Dev. She does, but says Sonny has a lot on his plate. He says he’ll make a phone call, and see where it goes. Mike comes back, and says Yvonne thanks them from the bottom of her heart. Sonny asks if Mike is ready to go. Mike says they have celebrating to do.

Cameron and Dev find Josslyn, and Dev gives her back her phone, telling her, take more care this time. She looks at the plaque for Oscar’s Meadow, and Cameron explains Oscar was a friend who recently passed from a brain tumor. Dev is sorry for their loss. Cameron says Oscar’s family dedicated this part of the park to him, and they all spread wildflower seeds. Dev says, looks like they grew. Cameron says they miss him, and Josslyn says Cameron believes he was there, right? Cameron explains to Dev, when they were laughing and telling stories, the saw the water move, and it felt like him. Dev says he’s sorry, but it wasn’t their friend. Josslyn says they heard something, but Dev says it was him. He ran into some chairs on the patio, and he hid when she came out. Josslyn says he might have been there, but Oscar was too. The water moved. Dev says, people die all the time. It’s not fair, but it’s final. Dead is just dead.

Kim tells Drew that she’s sorry. it seems strange and out of the blue, but being close to him makes her feel close to Oscar. Drew says he’s all for remembering their son. Kim says when he was deployed, he left her the greatest gift; their child. Oscar made her think of him. He reminded her every day. Drew says sometimes when she moves a certain way, makes a gesture, or says something, he sees Oscar. She says she sees him in Drew too. All the time.

Lucas asks Bobbie if anything happened before she fainted. Was she stressed or confused? Bobbie guesses she was pretty thirsty, and Lucas says she seems dehydrated. He’ll run an IV with fluids. She says it’s not necessary, and he says it’s cute how she thinks it’s a suggestion. He asks if she’s felt tired or run down lately, but she says, nothing out of the norm. She’s been a little groggy now and then, but she’s had additional work in the past month. He asks about headaches, and she says, now and then. When she’s trying too hard to focus, her vision is a little blurry, but she made an appointment with an ophthalmologist. He says he’s taking some blood and running a test. She says, hemoglobin A1C? Does he think she has diabetes?

Michael introduces Carol to Jason. He says she’s going on record, and tells Jason to take her back to Port Charles. She asks why she can’t go with Michael, but he says Jason will get her there and under protection. The sooner she’s out of there, the better. Jason says she’s helping people he cares about. He won’t let anything happen to her. She says it’s not that she doesn’t want help. She has an ankle monitor; she can’t leave town. Jason says, don’t worry. He has a way around it.

Willow tells Shiloh that he’s evil and vile, with his disgusting smug smirk. He even has the judge fooled with his lies. The only thing he cares about is himself. He’ll never get near her child. No matter how many documents he steals, lies he tells, or people he drugs, she’ll never let him. I’ve often wondered why this actor was hired to play Shiloh, since I don’t find him particularly compelling. But now I know. It’s for his smirk. He smirks even better than Griff looked worried. Like he’s doing right now. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say I’d like nothing better than to wipe it off his face.

Sonny comes back from dropping Mike off, and tells Carly, good news. Brick found Gladys in Bridgeport. She wonders if they shouldn’t send Dev back to Turkey, and get him a visa. Sonny had Jax deported, so he obviously has a connection in immigration. Why wouldn’t it work the other way. It just has to be the legal way. Sonny says if they ship Dev off and hope everything works out, he’ll bolt. Carly says he’s probably right. He says Dev got himself this far. The rest is up to them.

Josslyn thanks Dev for his incredible insight. She knows Oscar is dead. She lived through it. The last thing she needs is a lecture from him. He tells her that he’s sorry, and she says, apology accepted. Cameron asks if they’re just going to keep staring at each other, or are they going to help pick up garbage.

Drew and Kim listen to the CD that Oscar found. He says she could have found a better hiding place. She says Oscar was the most curious person she’s ever met. It was only a matter of time before he found it. She says this was Drew’s favorite song. Technically, their favorite. He says, as in our song? Like to dance to? She says, among other things, and kisses him. Yep. Saw that coming.

Lucas tells Bobbie to go home and get some rest. She appreciates the concern, but thinks it’s excessive. She went through this with him when he was younger, and she says she thinks he’s projecting. She’s just wiped out. If she feels better, she’ll know it’s a reminder to slow down and take better care of herself. Lucas leaves, and Bobbie tells Scotty not to lecture her about her health. He suggest she indulge her son. Hopefully he’s wrong, but while she’s waiting, he’s here for her if she needs him.

Willow tells Shiloh, go ahead. Lie to the judge; the world. He’s not getting what he wants. Zara asks how much more they have to listen to, and tells Diane to get her client under control. Diane tells Willow to sit down and let her handle it. The judge says Willow admits to having had a baby. She’s to turn the records over to the plaintiff. She says, no. She won’t do it. He says she’s in contempt, and tells the bailiff to take her into custody. Chase gets up, and says he’s with the PCPD. He can handle it. Shiloh says Chase is Willow’s boyfriend; he can’t do this. The judge says it’s his courtroom; his rules. He tells Chase, take it from here, and Chase reads Willow her rights. He cuffs her, and she says she understands.

Michael sits in the diner with the monitor. Jason and Carol are ready to leave, but a voice says they thought the plates looked familiar. It’s the cop who arrested Jason last time, and he says they meet again, which confuses him. He told Jason not to come back to Beecher’s Corners.

Tomorrow, Curtis wants to dissolve his partnership with Sam, Lucas has the results of Bobbie’s blood test, and Zara asks if Shiloh wants a hearing or not.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Provence, France. Teddi struggles awake, and calls for Kyle, who says she can’t live her life today. Teddi kind of remembers dinner. She thinks she was crying. Kyle says she was. Teddi asks if there was a fight. Kyle tells her, Erika asked if they were pushing her out, and left the table.

LisaR is at the breakfast table when they come in. Kyle tells Teddi that LisaR was her therapist last night. Teddi doesn’t remember dinner. In her interview, LisaR is amazed that Teddi is upright; never mind remembering dinner. She tells Teddi that she said Erika wasn’t having fun, and didn’t want to be with them. Teddi says, she didn’t say that, but LisaR says she did. Kyle says she couldn’t articulate what she wanted to say, so she let it go. In Kyle’s interview, she says when she’s with Erika, she sometimes wonders if Erika is in a in bad mood. LisaR thinks Teddi should talk to Erika. Dorit comes in, and asks if they’re doing archery today. Teddi has anxiety.

In her interview, Erika is disappointed in Kyle and Teddi. She’s been a good friend to them, and what happened last night was not cool. LisaR goes to Erika’s room, and tells her that Teddi doesn’t remember anything she said. She thinks Teddi is probably going to talk to Erika, and thought she should give Erika a warning. She says Teddi and Kyle feel bad, and Erika says she’s sure they’re devastated, with just the slightest hint of sarcasm.

The women gather outside. In her interview, Dorit says when they’re in a group, and there are unresolved feelings, or something hasn’t been said, she can feel it. They meet instructor Thierry, and get set up with bows. Dorit doesn’t know if she wants to stand next to Kyle. Kyle says that’s probably a bad idea, and if anyone is mad at her, stand the other way. I can safely say I’m better at archery than all off them. Put together. LisaR can’t even hit the target, and in her interview, she says she’s athletic, and it’s pissing her off. She’s not stopping until she hits it. Finally, she manages to get an arrow within the circle.

Kyle wants to talk to Erika, but not at the same time Teddi is. Teddi tells Erika that she wants to start by apologizing. She’s taking responsibility for her bad behavior. When Erika is with her one on one, she’s beyond kind and a good friend, but sometimes when they’re in a group, Teddi feels a disconnect; like Erika is irritated. She takes it on, and feels uncomfortable. In Erika’s interview, she doesn’t know if Teddi is apologizing or blaming her for the behavior. Erika says she wondered who was this Teddi. Teddi says, at the end of the day, she was drinking and said a bunch of sh*t. Erika says, drunks and children tell the truth. In her interview, Erika believes internally, Teddi thinks she’s fake. We flash back to Teddi saying that Erika seems fake with her friendships. Teddi says when she feels Erika’s mood, it triggers her. It’s not personal. Erika says she takes personally, and Teddi says she’s sorry. Erika appreciates the apology, and in her interview, says she’s accepting it, since Teddi beats herself up more than anyone.

They come back to cake and tea. Kyle says she’s sorry she hurt Erika’s feelings. Erika says she did, and Kyle says she wasn’t articulating what she was trying to say. Erika has been good to her, and she’s disappointed in herself. In her interview, Erika says there are few people who have the ability to hurt her feelings, and she considers Kyle a close friend. She didn’t expect it. She tells Kyle that she was out of line. She thought they had an open and honest friendship. Kyle says she thought she was being honest, but it came out the wrong way. Kyle is sorry she hurt Erika’s feelings, and Erika thanks her. It’s time to pack.

Dorit tells PK that they had a great time. The group moved to a different level of closeness and bonded. Kyle shows Faye pictures. Erika tells Mikey that Kyle and Teddi were on a mini crusade for two nights, saying she should be mad about the way LisaR acted on Farrahween. She wonders if anyone has ever dressed up as them.

Dorit is excited about the Kitson windows. In her interview, she says it’s a landmark store on one of the busiest streets in LA. She tells PK that she has a concept, but needs to build on it. PK thinks she should reveal nothing in the window, saying he’s just giving her artistic ideas. She says she now has a Teddi swimsuit, and the Camille cover-up. It has holes in it, much like the things that come out of Camille’s mouth. In Dorit’s interview, she says after she designed it, she found out Camille was talking sh*t behind her back. We flash back to LisaR telling Dorit that Camille was talking about her. Dorit tells us, not knowing what she said makes it worse. She says she’s seeing Camille tonight, but she doesn’t intend on saying anything. She feels bad about Camille’s situation, and doesn’t think it’s the right time. PK tells her to be supportive and super kind, even if she doesn’t want to. Dorit says Camille is a cover-up with holes in it.

The women are meeting at a restaurant, and LisaR has brought bags of clothes for Denise and Camille, since they lost everything. The others arrive, and I wonder why no one ever asks for name brand liquor in their drinks. Is that just a given in their world? Denise arrives, and LisaR gives her a bag, Denise appreciates her thoughtfulness. (Just to be clear, I’m talking about a shopping bag. She didn’t just shove some clothes in a garbage bag.) In Denise’s interview, she says at first glance, it didn’t seem bad, but there was soot in all their furniture and clothes. LisaR says it must have been terrifying. Camille joins them, and there are lots of (phony) hugs. She asks how Denise is doing, and Denise says, not as bad as Camille. LisaR says, you never think you might be in a situation where you have no clothes – or house.

They order. Camille says, it’s so real; it’s overwhelming. She doesn’t know where to begin. They were evacuated, and then her assistant Scott passed away. We see clips of him and Camille. In her interview, Camille says it’s a great loss. Erika asks about the house at the beach, and Camille says, thank God, it’s all right. In Camille’s interview, she says she’s feeling homeless. It’s her main home (my italics). She says her daughter is getting antsy; she’s bored, and being such a diva. Her business manager is also out of the country. She thinks she’s cursed. Confucius LisaR says, life happens the way it happens. Her luck sucks. She says Denise’s marriage has been put through a lot. Camille says they had a rough start. She complains about David having to go out and get new ski boots, when she didn’t even have a coat, so she went to a consignment store across the street. She found a thirty-year-old Burberry that’s probably dusty, but at least she has a coat. In LisaR’s interview, she says, why would anyone have empathy for the wealthy? Damn straight. I wouldn’t mind a dusty Burberry coat. Denise says at least she has the financial means to rebuild. In Camille’s interview, she says Denise doesn’t understand. She’s lucky her rented house didn’t burn down. They toast to new beginnings. Not liking Camille in this episode, but cutting her slack because of the fire. Maybe she had sentimental stuff that was destroyed.

PK and Dorit go to Kitson. In her interview, Dorit says Beverly Beach is only sold online. They’re branching out, and she’s freaking out. She has a lot to do, and a lot to prove. She looks at the mannequins and thinks the scene is disproportionate. She’s not getting a sense of the strong vibe she wants. PK is pleased she’s getting involved, and she says she needs to do it herself with her own hands. She gets in the window, and moves everything around. In her interview, she says her friends are coming, and she wants it perfect. Here she is, putting out fires in the eleventh hour. That’s probably a poor choice of words. She tells PK, it’s already looking better. If she says so.

Teddi meets Denise for clothes shopping at BA&SH. Denise needs everything. In Teddi’s interview, she says, Denise is cool as a cucumber, no matter what’s happening. If she had 1% of Denise’s chill, she’d be in a good place. They look around, and Teddi asks Denise, what are the next steps? Denise says they can’t live in the house; the power lines are down. It’s terrible, but Camille lost her home. Denise knows everyone is upset with Camille, but she’s glad no one brought it up. Teddi says they all wanted to have a conversation with her before Provence, but not under the circumstances. Denise asks if Camille seems okay. Teddi has no idea how she’d be. In her interview, Denise says that no matter what the challenge, she finds something positive. Teddi thinks Camille is having a rough time; she can see the highs and lows. Denise wishes she could see that it’s traumatizing and devastating, but it’s also the opportunity for a fresh start. I felt the same way after being flooded in Hurricane Sandy. And I don’t have nearly as much furniture now, after realizing how much I had while throwing it out.

Denise wants to hear about the trip. Teddi says she was a hot mess, and a d*ck to Erika. She had to apologize. Denise tells her not to beat herself up about it. Teddi says she knows her limit when she’s dinking regular alcohol. Denise says, you can’t go sideways. Drink what you know. I hear that.

Dorit says she’s stressed, but feels good. Beverly Beach is taking off, and she’s excited for her friends to see it. It’s time to celebrate. She loves a reveal. The women arrive at Kitson, and fawn over the line. Camille is excited about having something named after her. Teddi loves her suit; it’s sporty. In LisaR’s interview, she says Dorit designing a suit for Teddi is the biggest olive branch she’s ever seen. We flash back to Dorit saying she named the pieces after women who brought something to her life – i.e. not Teddi. LisaR says maybe naming the cover-up after Camille signifies that she’s always covering her tracks. It’s kind of perfect. Camille says the more time she spends with Dorit, the more bad she feels [sic] about what she’s said in the past about her.

Everyone takes a glass of champagne and goes outside. In her interview, Kyle says the Kitson window is kind of a big deal if you live in LA. Everyone gushes, and I think it’s okay, but then she didn’t name anything after me. In her interview, Camille points out that they used garbage bags to cover the windows. Truth! Dorit invites everyone out to dinner, and PK says he’ll see her at home. They get in the limo bus. Dorit says she had a lot of fires to put out – no pun intended. Camille laughs, and in Dorit’s interview, she says Camille says it’s no problem, but it will haunt her. She’s sure of it.

They sit at a table by the fireplace. Erika sits next to Kyle, and in her interview, says she wants Kyle to know they’re good. Kyle says they’re having a party for the agency, who has opened their 25th branch. It’s going to be at a listing downtown, and she hopes they can all make it. The food comes, and it looks phenomenal. They toast to Dorit. LisaR says they’ve come a long way. We see a clip from early on, where LisaR asked if people were doing coke in Dorit’s bathroom, followed by one of them hugging. LisaR says, who’d have effing thought it?

Dorit says they’ve had certain things with a friend that they haven’t worked through. Geez, talk in code much? She asks if anyone has seen her, meaning LVP, and no one has. Kyle says, it’s really sad. Dorit says she’s been sent endless invites, but hasn’t turned up or shown up. She mentions Camille’s shower and wedding, and Camille says, she should have come. LisaR says Camille let her off the hook, and shouldn’t have so easily. Denise says this isn’t fair; she just lost her effing house. Why are they talking about this right now? LisaR says they weren’t going to bring it up, but Camille says she doesn’t want anyone holding on to anything. It’s independent of her house situation. If someone is hurt, she wants to know. Kyle says her conversation with them about LVP was contradictory to what she said to People magazine. LisaR says it’s bad timing, and in her interview, says she’s doing her best to be gentle. She didn’t necessarily want to bring it up, but Camille gave her the cue to talk about it. Camille says it wasn’t meant to hurt their feelings. She has to be more in the moment. In Kyle’s interview, she says there’s no middle ground with Camille. She’ll say whatever to appease someone, or come at them with a dagger. Teddi wonders what Camille is saying behind her back. In Camille’s interview, she says she’s fed up with Teddi pushing herself into the conversation. Camille is sure Teddi has said stuff about her, but Teddi insists only to her face. In her interview, Camille says Teddi has talked about certain ladies. She’s not being honest with herself. Everyone needs to take a step back, and think about what they’ve said about each other. Camille says, so she’s a flip-flopper and Teddi is a know-it-all. She’s been called worse. We flash back to Dorit calling Camille a c-word, and Andy reading mean tweets at a reunion. LisaR tells Camille that she said things about Dorit, and she told her to ask Camille about it. I notice that LisaR left out the part where she told Dorit that Camille said things about her. Camille say she had to get to know Dorit. She didn’t trust her. She didn’t know where Dorit was getting her money from. Dorit asks what she’s talking about. In Camille’s interview, she says, be careful what you ask for.

Camille says Dorit’s husband filed for bankruptcy, and we flash back to PK saying he’d been taken down. Camille wondered where Dorit got her fancy cars, diamonds, and glam. In her interview, Camille says Dorit comes across as someone pretending to be someone she’s not.  In Beverly Hills, they’re leery of people who live beyond their means. They might want to be your friend for the wrong reasons. Dorit says her husband has built two successful businesses, and the bankruptcy was ten years ago. Camille says PK owed money to someone close to her. Denise says, this crosses the line, but Camille says, Dorit came after her. In Dorit’s interview, she insists PK doesn’t owe any of Camille’s friends money. Dorit can’t believe Camille was discussing her finances. LisaR says she was vague. In LisaR’s interview, she says she knows what going after someone’s husband is. We flash back to LisaR throwing s glass at Kim. #WhatDidHarryDo

Camille says she knows for certain, and Dorit says don’t threaten her. Camille says she’s protecting Dorit, and Dorit calls her a snake. In Camille’s interview, she thinks maybe PK hasn’t been open about everything, and Dorit might not know what’s going on. She says he owes over a million dollars to a company. LisaR suggests she not say anything else. Denise says, just keep eating. Dorit says she’s done talking to Camille. Camille says she’s not lying. She didn’t want to talk about it. Denise says she can protect Dorit by not saying anything. Camille says, if she doesn’t, she’s two-faced. She doesn’t think the timing is great, and Denise says she doesn’t think what’s going on now is either. Kyle says, everybody gets hurt. LisaR says, stop right now, and Camille says she felt like she was being attacked. At some point, it feels overwhelming. Dorit says, it was so low, and Camille says Dorit kept coming at her. Denise wisely says, two wrongs don’t make a right, and Camille says, true. Denis tells her, don’t hit below the belt. In Dorit’s interview, she says Camille is vicious and mean. After tonight, she’s done. Denise says, this doesn’t need to be effing talked about at a goddam dinner. Before this, she had a nice time with them at dinner. The women start to get up, and everyone says, see you Thursday.

Next time, Mauricio’s agency party happens, Camille tells LisaR that she’s the mean girl, Camille tells Denise to back off (Denise tells Camille effing ditto), LVP is crowned, and Camille visits LVP.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace asks Charles what this means. He says, it’s not good. It means they have to put distance between them. She needs to step away from him. She thought he had her cleaned up, but he says, apparently someone is extremely pissed at her. She says, that’s a long list, and he says, a very powerful one. He’s sorry. She says he sounds like he’s done. He says he’s had to make sacrifices to be there, and she says she’s not worth another one. He says, it’s not as simple as that. She asks if this means they’re not dating anymore, and he says, it would be hard. She says there’s no emotion in this at all for him, and he says, this could get uglier. He’s so sorry. She says, it’s okay. Her mom always said, nobody gets away with nothin’, and it’s all come back to find her. It’s all good. She never once thought this could or would work. It was too good to be true. He says maybe in the future they could see each other. She tells him, he says that, but she sees the truth in his eyes. She should go. She wishes she could do the right thing, and say it was good and the experience was great, but she can’t. She’s so pissed. At him for giving her hope, and at herself for believing his bullsh*t. He tells her that he’ll get her money for a plane ticket, but she says she doesn’t need him to get her anything. The next time he decides to break a heart, make sure it’s not a cold-hearted bitch who knows how to get even, Mr. President Elect.

Charles tells Candace that she has to leave through the garage. In the trunk of a car. She says the only way she’s leaving is through the front door. He tells her not to make it harder, but she says she’s not leaving like a two-dollar whore. He says he thought he had it handled. She can’t go out the front, and she says, watch her. Oliver and the security guys come in, and Charles says he can’t let her do this. Candace tells them, move. Charles tells her that she has to go out the back, and she says, make her. She’ll scream. He tells her, don’t do this. She says he brought her there. She was fine before he came along. He says her life was a mess, and she says, a mess she could handle. She can’t believe he’s going to let this happen. He says he’s trying help. She says he’s helping himself. It was all about him. She tells the guys to move, and tells Charles, make them move. Charles tells Oliver to take her, and two men come alongside her, taking her by the arms. Charles turns his back, disappointing me greatly. Oliver asks Charles if she’s going to be a problem, and Charles says he can count on it.

David calls Jim, and says he did it. Jim says, did what? David says, she’s dead; he couldn’t help it. Jim asks where? and David says, at her house. Jim says, the FBI is looking at her house. David knows, and Jim asks how he could lose control like that. David says he had to do it. Jim asks where she is, and David says, in the pool. Floating. Jim says, just leave her. Get out of there. David leaves, tracking wet footprints from the pool to the front door. I’m no detective, but I’d say he’s leaving some evidence.

Veronica comes to, and says, son of a bitch. She goes inside, and says, try to kill her after all she’s done for him? He tried to kill her? She goes upstairs, saying, wtf?

Jeffrey sees Madison at the ER reception desk. Madison asks what he’s doing there, and Jeffrey says he doesn’t want to know. Justin is there. Madison says, what did he do now? Jeffrey says, it’s not what he did. It’s what his mom had done to him. Jeffrey got a call because he’s listed as next of kin. Madison looks on the computer, and says, he was just brought in. He’s down the hall. He asks if Jeffrey wants to see him, and Jeffrey asks if he’s okay. Madison doesn’t know, but Jeffrey can see him. Jeffrey thinks he’ll just go home, and Madison says he’ll page the doctor. He pages Dr. Harry, and I wonder if Debbie has taken on a second career. Madison says he was wrong about Jeffrey. He’s in love with Justin. Jeffrey says he isn’t. Madison says he thought Jeffrey was just trying to help, and maybe Jeffrey convinced himself of that, but he’s in love. Jeffrey says, so what? and Madison says he thinks Jeffrey needs to find out where that comes from. Jeffrey says Madison already gave him the psychiatric speech. Madison asks if it’s working, and Jeffrey says it’s just because he’s not into Madison. The doctor comes out, and I’ll be damned if she doesn’t look something like Debbie Harry. Jeffrey asks how Justin is, and she says he has several broken bones, his jaw is broken, and he was violently raped. Jeffrey asks if he’ll be okay. She says she thinks so; he’s pretty broken. She asks if Jeffrey would like to see him, but Jeffrey says, no. He just wanted to check. He thanks her, and she tells him, sorry about his friend. Jeffrey asks Madison if what they did is okay, and Madison says, no; it’s not. Jeffrey says Madison wonders why he cares. Madison knows his parents. He’s the only one with a heart.

Jim pulls into Veronica’s driveway with David. He says he’ll be right back. He goes inside, and out to the pool, but doesn’t see her. So he was going to do this by himself? David waits, looking distressed. Jim feels the carpet, and looks at the stairs. He goes back out.

Jim goes back to the car, and says, David drowned her in the pool? David says, yes, and Jim says, this pool? He says, yes, and Jim asks how long he held her under. David doesn’t know; forever. Jim says, Veronica was a lifeguard in college. He didn’t do a good job. David says, that’s not funny, and Jim says, he’s not laughing. There were footprints, and water everywhere, up the stairs. He didn’t kill her. She’s not there. He says David looks relieved, and David says he is. Jim says, no. Is he crazy? David says he was so angry he lost control. Jim asks if he understands what that means. That bitch will be on his ass more than ever. He hopes David has weapons at the house. He doesn’t think David gets it one bit, but David says he does. Jim says he’ll take David home. The crazy bitch is probably looking at them right now. God help them.

Oliver tells Charles that Candace is back in Savannah. He asks if he can speak freely, and Charles says, why not? Oliver knows Charles liked her. Landon filled him in. Charles asks if Oliver has ever had a woman who made him feel alive. Oliver says he has, and Charles asks, where is she? Oliver says they divorced. Charles says, so he does understand. Oliver asks if he wants it professional, and Charles says, yeah. Oliver tells him, make a statement saying he didn’t know what she did. Then he’ll have to trash her and discredit her. I’m wondering why. Wouldn’t it make him look better if he didn’t and said he feels badly about the whole thing? Oliver says, it will be ugly. Charles knows, and Oliver says he’s sorry. Charles asks if he’s wrong, choosing destiny over her. Oliver says his destiny isn’t about her. Charles tells him to prepare a statement, and he’ll look at it. Go easy on her. Oliver says he will, but if she comes out against Charles, the gloves will be taken off, and it could get ugly. Charles knows, and tells him, just prepare a statement. He asks if Oliver thinks Landon is behind this. He disappeared, and this happened. Oliver says, Landon went to New York to try to stop this. Charles doesn’t know; he’s missing something, and doesn’t think he can trust Landon. Oliver says, Landon is a lot of things, but not this. Charles wants to be sure. Oliver says, the plane will be ready in an hour.

Hanna tells Benny, now she knows why Candace isn’t returning their calls. She tells him, put on the TV. A newscaster is saying he doesn’t know how the President can be with a prostitute. She’s blackmailed some high profile men. Benny says, dammit. Hanna says, she’s not going to call them back. She’s got the money. There’s a knock at the door. Hanna wonders if it’s Derrick, and Benny asks, what did he do? Hanna says she doesn’t want to see him, and leaves the room. It’s Candace, and Benny says they just saw the news. Candace asks if Hanna is there, and Hanna comes out. Candace says Hanna was right; about everything. Benny asks if Candace is all right. She says she loved him, and thought he loved her, but her past came back to haunt her. Hanna asks, what happened? and Candace says he told her to leave, and that she couldn’t be around him. Hanna says, okay. She’ll start over. Candace says, with what? She doesn’t have anything. Hanna says she has to ask. Candace says she has the money. She called Jim, and asked for his account number so she could send it back, but then this happened. Hanna says she has to send it back. Candace says she won’t have anything, but Hanna says, it’s not hers; she still won’t. Candace just wants to go far away, and start a new life. Hanna says, what about her brother’s life. He came here again. She has to give it back. She has to start doing the right thing. It won’t do anything but add to her heartache. Candace asks, will it stop? She thought it would because she was going straight, but that’s how it started. He treated her like trash. Hanna says she’s sorry, and Candace says, he just switched up. Hanna says, sometimes you don’t know a man. You don’t really know him at all. Candace says, okay. She’ll give the money back. Hanna says, that’s good, and Candace asks if she can stay the night. Hanna says, of course, and Candace says she might need to stay a while. Hanna says as long as she’s doing the right thing, Candace will always have home with her. Hanna is proud of her. Candace thanks her

Veronica goes to the station, and gives the desk sergeant a list of her clients. She says they all made bail, and have been released. The judge signed release, and she wants them out now. The sergeant says, it’s a process, but she doesn’t care. He asks an officer to get him O’Reilly.

Wyatt calls the Artisian and asks for RK. He says, he doesn’t? He tells them he has RK’s wallet, and asks if he left a contact number. RK drove his mom home last night. He writes something down.

RK is out walking. He asks what Wyatt wants, and Wyatt says he has jewelry. RK says he has enough jewelry. Wyatt tells him that he has ten carat diamond earring studs. Those would be pretty big studs, but okay. RK says maybe he can do something with that. Wyatt asks RK to help him out, and RK says he needs more already? Wyatt says, quit judging him. RK says he needs rehab, and Wyatt says his dad is taking him somewhere upstate, but he won’t make it if he doesn’t get something. RK says, fine, and Wyatt tells him, be careful. His dad is around. RK says he’ll contact his boy, and call right back.

RK calls Candace, who surprises him by answering. He says he heard, and he’s sorry, but a dude is after her. He came to the hotel, and wanted them to roll her, but he didn’t. He doesn’t know who the guy is, but he’s after her hard. He didn’t give her up though. She asks how she knows he’s telling the truth, and he says he wouldn’t do her like that. If she needs anything, trust him; he’s got her back. She asks where Rocky is, and RK says, probably at the hotel, but she can’t go there. They’re crawling all over the place. They have surveillance of her and the President Elect. Everything. The s*t is hitting the fan. If she was there, they have it. She thanks him, and he says it’s a burner phone, and she can reach him on it.

It’s confirmed. The Attorney General’s name is Kyle. He’s waiting when Jim gets home. Jim says he knows who Kyle is, and asks him in. Kyle says he has a beautiful house, and Jim says his wife is in charge of the décor. Kyle says, Kathryn. Is she well? Jim asks if he knows her, and Kyle says, no. Is she home? Jim says she isn’t, and Kyle says, good. They can have a talk. Jim says they can also have a drink. Kyle wants something strong, and Jim suggests bourbon. Kyle says, straight. Jim pours the drinks, and joins Kyle. Kyle asks if he knows her, showing him Candace’s photo. Jim says he does, and Kyle asks, how well? Jim says that bitch kidnapped and blackmailed him, and currently has eight million of his dollars. Kyle asks how that happened, and Jim says, she’s a smart woman. Kyle says she’s seeing the President Elect, and Jim says he heard the rumor. Kyle says, it’s true. Jim asks if Kyle wants him to help protect Charles from her, but Kyle says that’s not his party, and once the current administration is out, they’ll appoint a new AG. He wants revenge. She robbed him. Jim says, welcome to the club. Kyle says it was only $1800, and Jim wonders why he’d go through all this trouble. Kyle says he’s doing it for the principle. He wants to know everything. Jim says he knows a lot. He has a problem that’s causing difficulty in his life, and if he helps Kyle with his problem, maybe Kyle can help him. Kyle asks what it is, and Jim says, his son. Kyle says, Wyatt. Jim asks if he knows Wyatt, and Kyle says he learned a lot about Jim’s family. Jim says, Wyatt was involved in a hit and run, and Kyle says, Lindsay Castile. Jim tells him, the local DA arrested them for hindering the prosecution and tampering with evidence. Kyle says he’s aware of that, but there’s nothing he can do. Jim says, sure there is. He’s the Attorney General of the United States. Kyle says he came to take down the President, not to jump into the local DA’s business. Jim says they can destroy this bitch, and take his guy down, but Kyle has to make his problem disappear. Kyle says, no way he can do that, but Jim says, sure he can. He can turn it into a Federal matter; say it involves civil rights. He can take the case away from the DA, and throw it out for lack of evidence. Kyle says, what about the DA? and Jim says, screw the DA; he’s the Department of Justice. They both laugh. Jim sees no reason why Kyle can’t roll everything into the same case. Kyle says Jim is a smart one. Jim says he’s a judge, and the DA has no evidence. Kyle says the Grand Jury just met, and Jim tells him, say it’s a matter of national security. Kyle says Jim knows his law. How the hell did he let a two-bit hooker get him in that situation? Jim asks, how did he? and Kyle says, touché. They have a deal. He tells Jim that his bourbon sucks, and Jim says he’ll break out the good stuff. Kyle likes the way Jim thinks, and Jim likes the way Kyle drinks. Kyle tells him, save money on somebody else.

In the car, Veronica tells a dude she has something else. She tells him to meet at this address tonight. He says, another beat down? but she says, nah. She wants every a-hole in that house dead. He says, it’s like that? and she says, yeah; it’s like that. Tonight. Be there. He asks if she’s sure she doesn’t want him to come over and do what they did before. She says they already did, and he’s not very good. Get out of her damn car. He says she’s cold blooded, and she says she knows that. She’ll see him tonight.

Kathryn invites Broderick in. He asks where they are, and she says, his new home. He asks whose place it is, and she says, it used to be her son’s. Now she owns it. He says, no way, and she says, why not? No one will find him there. Her husband doesn’t know she still owns it. She consolidated accounts at the bank. Broderick is hesitant, and Kathryn asks, what is he afraid of? Deportation? Her husband? Her? He says, the first two. No one ever done anything like this for him before. She says, there’s always a first. He wonders how can he repay her, and she says let her think about that. There are a few tricks he does that she loves. He thanks her. She touches his hair, and says, sure. He says he’ll get her a drink. Her phone rings. It’s Derrick. She says she’s been calling and calling him. She’s not home, but she’ll be there later, and she’ll call him back then; she can’t talk now. She says she spoke to Hanna. That’s why she needs to talk to him. Broderick brings out the drinks in his underwear. He wants to show her how grateful he is. She says, please do. They clink glasses. He takes her hand and leads her to the bedroom. They kiss in the doorway.

Veronica leads her posse to David’s house. She waits by the driveway, having a smoke, while they go to the front door.

Next time, the finale; Benny says he’ll handle Jim’s bitch ass, Veronica checks on her handiwork (i.e. Justin), Kathryn asks if Broderick would love her if she was broke, and Wyatt cocks the gun.

👡 I Don’t Know How Fashionable It Is…

But it’s definitely late.

June 18, 2019 – Margaux Says Goodbye to Drew, the News About Candace Comes Out, a Wine Tasting in France, a First & Already

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Josslyn looks at the glass of water, and goes back outside. She says, Oscar, is that you?

Julian says Kim wants to have a baby? She says she wants to feel the flutter of life growing inside, and see life with fresh eyes. She wants to feel that love again. She needs to be a mother. He could be a father from the beginning, and be there for the milestones he missed with his other children. They have so much love to share. He kisses her hand, and she says, what do you say, Charlie?

Margaux asks to see Jordan at the hospital. The nurse says she’s had a lot of visitors, and Margaux says she’ll just drop off some flowers. She sees Drew, and tells him she was on her way to visit Jordan. He says he just saw her. Margaux asks how she’s doing, and Drew says, she’s getting by. She says, how about him? She’s sorry about his son. He thanks her, and says he’s putting one foot in front of the other. She tells him that she’s leaving Port Charles in the morning. They’ll probably never see each other again, and before she goes, there’s something she needs from him.

Peter says it was a wonderful party, and Maxie says he deserves to celebrate his birthday. Lulu says she’s going, and Maxie asks if she has another date. Felicia asks if Lulu and Dante split up.

Rocco – who’s had a growth spurt of a couple years – comes into the kitchen with Carly. Carly tells Josslyn that Lulu is busy, so Rocco is spending the night. They just got back from the fair at Rice Plaza, and Avery is asleep already. Rocco shows Josslyn a pinwheel, and says he won it. It’s kind of old school, but it’s cool. Sonny comes in, and takes Rocco upstairs. Carly asks, what’s all this? indicating the table. Josslyn says she, Trina, and Cameron were just messing around. Carly picks up the photo, and asks if they made contact. Josslyn isn’t sure, but if they did, it wasn’t enough. Carly hugs her.

Margaux regrets how she treated Drew. He asks if she’s okay, and she says she’s relearning what her life looks like. She was lost for a while, wrapped up in DOD. He says he didn’t know. She says instead of getting straightened out, she messed up, and compromised her position as DA, so she resigned. Drew says, that’s a lot, and asks what she’s doing next. She tells him, criminal defense attorney, and he says, the dark side. She says maybe what she did in Port Charles was the dark side. She’s not proud of doing whatever she could to bring Sonny down, and stealing the flashdrive. He says she gave it back, but she says she used him. She doesn’t like herself for that, and hopes he forgives her.

Julian tells Kim that he has a sketchy reputation as a father. Kim says he’s a different man now. He says it would be nice, not jumping through hoops just to take his kid to the park or be with them on holidays. Kim says they’ll be there together. Julian says it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Kim suggests they create a family together.

Finn thinks perhaps they don’t need to bombard Lulu with personal questions. Felicia says, nonsense, and Mac says he has a personal interest in Dante. He wants him to come back to work, and is putting in for a leave of absence when he goes into the PCPD tomorrow. He explains how he’s filling in for Jordan, and Lulu asks if there was a press release. Mac says her mom just asked him to step in. Lulu says she’s working on a story. There’s a guy catfishing women on a dating app, and he robs their homes while they’re waiting for him. There’s been a string of robberies. Mac asks if it’s been reported. If there isn’t an investigation yet, there will be one starting tomorrow. Lulu say she still has an article to write. Mac says, using herself as bait for a possible criminal? He thinks maybe he signed off too quickly on giving his blessing to Peter about Maxie. His judgement doesn’t seem to have improved.

Josslyn says she was doing what Oscar told her to; thinking of him at 11:11 every day (I was wondering what happened with that), but it doesn’t do any good. She just feels like she misses him. She looked up information about séances, and they reached out. they thought they heard something, like footsteps, but no one was there. Sonny says he’ll have the guards take a look, but Josslyn says, no; it’s fine. It was probably the wind, or her hearing what she wanted to. She doesn’t want them to worry. She misses Oscar a lot, and so many people believe, she thought, why not give it a try? It’s silly. She should have known it wouldn’t work.

Carly say what Josslyn did wasn’t silly. She’s coping with a difficult loss. Sonny says it’s not weird or unusual to want to speak with him one more time. Carly thinks it would be weird if Josslyn didn’t have that impulse. It’s important she remember how much Oscar knew she loved him. She got to tell him when he was present. They left nothing unsaid. Josslyn says, Oscar didn’t, but she did. She was asleep when Oscar left them. She didn’t even say goodbye. Carly says, Oscar felt her love every time she held his hand and showed up for him. Josslyn says it wasn’t a complete waste. They got off track, talking about Oscar and the good times, and they were able to laugh and smile. It felt almost good. Rocco runs in, saying the Yanks won. He wishes he could call his dad. Sonny thinks Dante knows that Rocco loves the game, and Dante loves him. Rocco misses him a lot, and Sonny suggests Rocco get in bed. Then Sonny is going to make waffles with whipped cream. They leave, and Josslyn tells Carly that she feels bad for Rocco and Dante. Carly says, whatever reason Dante left, she’s sure it was important, and he felt he was doing the right thing. Josslyn says, all the time he’s missing with Rocco; he’ll never get it back. It’s one thing you don’t realize until it’s too late. Time is not unlimited and runs out quicker than you think. Carly says, life does throw you some curveballs. She tells Josslyn that she’s been thinking counseling isn’t a bad idea.

Lulu tells Mac that Rocco is at Sonny’s, and Charlotte is at Windemere. Mac thinks he should call one of his associates in case of anything suspicious. Finn says, it does sound risky. Lulu says she’s not asking to be set up. If the date shows up, he’s not the burglar. Peter ask if she knows what she’s up against, and Felicia says Dante wouldn’t want her to do this. Lulu says it probably wasn’t her best idea to put her actual address in the profile. No, it’s not, even if it was a legit profile. She’ll come up with another strategy, but she has to get going. After she leaves, Felicia tells Maxie, spill. What’s p with Lulu’s marriage. Peter says she really is working on a feature story. Her editor gave her the assignment. Maxie isn’t thrilled with the way she’s throwing herself into it. She needs something more, and they need to work harder to bring Dante home. Mac says it’s his understanding that Dante has severe PTSD, and Anna made it clear that he needs to be there. Maxie says he needs to be home.

Drew tells Margaux, there’s no point in rehashing the past. In all honesty, he did enjoy her company. She says, in all honesty, she enjoyed his too. She let her ambition get in the way, and should have given the flashdrive back to him. He says she did in the end, and she says, for all the all good it did him. He says it’s sitting in his office safe. Once in a while, he takes it out, and holds it in his hand and wonders what it would be like to access his memories. Then he puts it back in the safe, and forgets about it. He has nothing to learn from it that would be worth what he’d have to give up. The nurse at reception overhears.

Kim knows she’s asking a lot. Asking him to bring a new life into the world, and be responsible for him or her. Oscar didn’t grow up with a father, but this child will have him from day one. Julian says, it would be a dream come true. She says, so they’re doing this? He says, no, he can’t. He’s sorry, but he can’t give her what she wants.

Kim says Julian told her it would be a dream come true. He says to have a child with her really would be. She asks why he’s saying no. Is it his relationship with his other children? He says, no. He’s getting along better than ever with Sam and Lucas, and Olivia is giving him more access to Leo. She says, so why? Is he afraid of his past, or that he might fall back into that life again? He says, that’s not going to happen. There’s only one reason; it’s her. She’s not ready yet. She says she is, but he says she doesn’t want just any child. She wants Oscar back, but no baby will ever be Oscar.

Drew tells Margaux, losing Oscar put a lot of things in perspective. He doesn’t love what she did, but he understands. She wanted to avenge her father, but went about it the wrong way. It’s done. Gone. Over. She gave back the flashdrive. There’s nothing to forgive, but if it makes her feel batter, he forgives her. He warns her though, extortion is not a good way to get close to someone. She says, noted. It boomeranged back with Shiloh. Speaking of which, what is his connection to Shiloh?

Peter says he and Maxie make a good team, but his limited experience with the WSB tells him that they’re neither cooperative nor transparent. Mac says, especially to a civilian, and they’d have to deal with the higher ups. Peter thinks they should give it time, but Maxie says Lulu is using herself as bait to lure a burglar to her actual address. She’s setting herself up to get in trouble. Felicia asks what they do, and Maxie says they have to get someone to tell them something. Robert walks in and asks what a guy has to do to get a drink. Or is this one more place where he’s persona non grata?

Lulu smiles at a dude in Kelly’s. He smiles back, and she introduces herself. He says he needs to pick up an order, and he’ll be right back. She calls Steve, and says her date showed. He’s obviously not the burglar, so Steve can head home. Is she stupid? He’s obviously not her date. He brings the food back, saying there’s enough to share. He says she looks like a sweet pot fry combo, and she says that’s exactly the kind of woman she is. She’s also not a very good investigative reporter.

Josslyn tells Carly that the already talked about it, and Carly said she wouldn’t push it. Carly says she thought Josslyn would be more open to talking to someone now. Josslyn says she is talking to someone; Trina, Cameron, and even Maxie. Lucy has also been very nice. She tells Carly not to worry; she’s fine. Carly says Josslyn has no idea how hard it is to be a mom, walking the tightrope between giving support and guidance, and letting your child figure it out on their own. Josslyn thinks Carly should lean into giving her room. Carly says all she wants is for Josslyn to be healthy and happy. She wants that for Michael and the baby too. Josslyn asks if she’s okay. Sonny comes in, and tells them, he hates to say this, but they have a problem.

Drew tells Margaux that Shiloh reached out, and said they’d spent time together in Afghanistan. He swore Drew saved his life. Margaux says he wrote about it in his book. Drew says he has no recollection of it, and has only seen Shiloh a handful of times. She asks if Shiloh knows about the flashdrive, and Drew says he does. She asks if Shiloh ever inquired if he planned to use it. Drew says he asked a couple of times; why? She says she has no hard evidence, but she got the sense Shiloh is invested in Drew’s memories.

Kim tells Julian that she’d never try replace Oscar. How irrational does he think she is. He says she’s the one of the most grounded people he’s ever met, but grief, love, and loss have nothing to do with logic. She starts to walk away, but Julian asks her to hear him out. She’s feeling emptiness in the apartment she and Oscar shared. She wants to get rid of the pain, and find joy in another child; she’s human. She asks why not help her? but he says, it’s not fair to the baby. The baby will never be Oscar. She just needs time to grieve and truly let go. It’s not easy, but he’ll be with her every step of the way. He’s not saying no, but he’s saying they need to wait. When she’s had the time to grieve and let go, they’ll talk about it, and make a plan to bring a baby into the world. He knows the baby will sometimes remind her of Oscar, but will never have to live up to him. They’ll have their own unique identity, and be appreciated for it. It breaks his heart. He doesn’t want to cause her more pain. Please don’t hate him.

Sonny says, Rocco refuses to go to sleep with the baseball glove Dante gave him. He wants to put it under his pillow because it softens the glove. He’ll have a guard pick it up. Josslyn says she’ll go, but Carly says they’re not finished talking. She asks them to please let her, and Sonny says he’ll compromise. He’ll have a guard take her. Josslyn says she can take an Uber, but Carly says, it’s too late. Josslyn asks them to stop treating her like a baby or a fragile thing that needs monitoring. Sonny says it’s probably under Rocco’s pillow, and Josslyn leaves. He asks what he walked in on, and Carly says, her smothering Josslyn with concern and love. He asks if there’s something going on. Is there something on her mind? She says, it’s about the baby.

Lulu’s date asks if she’s a Woodchuck fan, and she says her son is a diehard. He says he has a kid too, the love of his life. She tells him that she’s only there because she’s a reporter for The Invader. He says, cool. He likes their sports coverage, but admits to checking out Page Five. She tells him, what she’s trying to say is that she’s not actually looking for a date. He says they’re just sharing some fries. She says she’s not who she said she was in her profile, and he says, what profile? She asks if he didn’t request to meet, and he says, no.

A dude breaks into Lulu’s place. Way too easily. I could break in there, so, really?

Robert says he heard a rumor that a party was there. Maxie says there was, but he’s late. He hopes not too late for a drink. Maxie goes to the bar, and Mac asks, what’s wrong? Robert says he can’t put anything past his little brother. Maxie gives him a drink, and he says, here’s to the Bureau, who pushed him out the door. Felicia asks what he means, and he says they’re forcing him to retire. Mac wonders how they can do that after all those years of service. Robert thinks all those years of service are what did him in. They probably want someone younger and cheaper. Maxie says she knows he’s still useful. In fact, he can help her out in a big way. Does he know where Dante is? He says, as a matter-of-fact, he does. She looks at Mac.

Drew asks why Shiloh would care so much, but Margaux doesn’t know. He always has an angle; something to make things work to his own benefit. She confided what she’d done to Drew, without giving his name, and Shiloh was fishing for details. There’s something wants Drew to remember, or something he’s glad Drew forgot. Every time he asked, it seemed like he was fishing for confirmation. Drew thanks her for the heads up. She’s glad she could do something positive for him, however small, before she leaves.

Kim says she doesn’t hate Julian. She’s realized he’s very wise. Maybe she does want replace Oscar. Why wouldn’t she? The timing is suspect, but she can’t help the way she feels. He knows that, and he’s sorry for the both of them. They can talk about Oscar if she wants. Kim says he told her that his relationships with Sam and Lucas are improving. What did she miss? He tells her, Lucas and Brad are in danger of losing Wiley. She asks, why? Is he sick? Julian says, it’s not like that. There’s a custody fight looming. The birth father is suddenly in the picture, and he’s a pretty dangerous man. Kim says, that’s something, coming from him. Sorry. He says, don’t apologize. He understands. They all need to be careful, so he teamed up with Sam to make sure Brad and Lucas keep Wiley. Kim says Julian is a great dad. They would make the best family together. He says they still have time.

Maxie says, Robert knows where Dante is? He says, as much as he’d love to, he can’t revel Dante’s whereabouts. She says he owes the WSB nothing; they just kicked him to the curb with no notice. He says, orders are orders, and he’ll take their secrets to the grave. That’s the way it works. Maxie says, Lulu needs Dante, but Robert says, she needs him whole and healed. Until the process is completed, Dante is considered a security risk. He went seeking help for deprogramming, and he can’t undermine Dante’s decision. His phone rings, and he says it’s his replacement, probably seeking advice on how to empty the pencil sharpener. He steps away, and Felicia says, let it go for now; he might be right. Maxie says she’s going to check on Lulu, and make sure she’s not getting in too deep.

In the hallway, Maxie listens in on Robert’s conversation, and hears where he’s being held. Robert asks if they have any idea when Dante is being moved.

Lulu asks if the guy isn’t Timothy from the dating app. He says he’s tried the apps, and they’re not for him. She says when she smiled at him, he came over like he was expecting her. He says when she smiled at him, it made his night, so he decided to go for it. He introduces himself as Bryce.

Carly says she wanted more information before she talked to Sonny. She didn’t want to worry him for no reason. He asks, what is it? and she says she took another test, the MSAFP. It measures protein levels, and hers came back elevated. He looks at the results, and asks if it’s a problem. She says Dr. Navarro said they need more tests to see what it means. Sonny asks what they’re trying to rule out, and she says, it could mean some kind of birth defect.

Julian tells Kim that he’s sorry, but he has to close up Charlie’s. He asks if she wants to come, but she says, no. She needs to face the emptiness. It’s the next step in getting through the grief. Julian says, start small. He wants her to know he’s honored that she wants him to father a baby with her. He wants to talk more when she’s gotten through her grief and truly let go. Oscar’s heart is with her always. He leaves, and Kim wanders around the apartment. She looks at the picture of her, Oscar, and Drew from when he won the Ashbery Award.

Drew tells Margaux, it’s getting late, and he’s beyond jet lagged. She asks where he’s been. He says, Africa, specifically Mount Kilimanjaro. They scattered Oscar’s ashes. She says she’s so sorry for his loss. She’s sorry for a lot of things. He says all they can do is move forward, look back, and smile. She says, go Woodchucks, and he says goodbye. He’s rooting for her. She says, same here.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s got it. She overheard Robert on the phone, and knows where Dante is. They’re one step closer to Dante being home.

Carly tells Sonny, the doctor said, go home and take it easy. He asks how much time she spent on the internet? and she says more time than she should have. She scared herself, and stopped, then took the kids to the fair. She doesn’t need to drive herself crazy thinking about what might happen. It does no one any good; least of all, the baby. Sonny says, no matter what happens, the baby will be perfect in his eyes. He loves them both, and whatever happens, they’ll face it together. They hug.

Josslyn sees Lulu’s door open, and goes inside anyway. Again, really?

Lulu tells Bryce, nice to meet you, and apologizes for the mix-up. She has a phone call to make, and she’ll explain. He says, it seems complicated, and tells her. enjoy the fries. He leaves, and she calls Steve, telling him to go back to her house, and hurry.

Josslyn turns on the light. She says, what the hell do you think you’re doing? We see a young man in the middle of robbing the place.

Michael asks if the DA has evidence that can condemn Shiloh, Josslyn tells the burglar that he better pray the cops get there before her father, and Jason has news that could be helpful in dealing with Shiloh.

The Haves and The Have Nots

On the phone, Jim wants Lloyd to explain how an account opened in his name. Lloyd says Veronica asked him to open it. She said she was trying to hide money from her husband because of the divorce. Jim says, if it’s in his name, give him the money. Lloyd says Candace is the manager, and the only signer. Jim calls him a fat moron, and asks if nothing sounded familiar. Lloyd says he’s sorry. Jim says, he’s sorry? Just great. You’re an idiot.

The dudes in the next cell grab Justin, and pants him. We don’t see the whole picture of what they do next, but it doesn’t look pretty.

Kathryn calls Hanna. Hanna asks if she found out where the money is, but Kathryn says, no. Hanna says, it’s crazy. The bank said it was wired to the Cryer Company. Kathryn tells her, Jim says it’s not his company. Hanna doesn’t like it. Kathryn says Jim left there pissed. She doesn’t think he’s coming to Hanna’s place. She thinks he’s playing a game, but she’s on her way. She tells Hanna, don’t open the door. Hanna says he better not bring his ass there. Benny asks what’s wrong, and Hanna says, nothing. Kathryn told her Jim might be coming there. Benny wishes he would.

Jim says it looks like Benny got his wish. They find Jim sitting on the living room couch. Benny asks if he wants to play games, just walking in there. Jim says it’s his house, and Benny asks if lost his damn mind. Jim says he wants his damn money, and Benny says he doesn’t have Jim’s damn money. Jim says his crazy-ass bitch sister has it, and he’s not leaving until he gets it. Hanna says they don’t have it, and he tells her, get it from her daughter. She says it’s his company, and he asks if she’s that stupid. I forgot to mention that Hanna has a huge chef’s knife in her hand, and she says if Jim calls her that one more time, she’ll bury it in him. He tells her to put him out of his misery. Hanna wants to know how Candace got the money, and he says she opened the company. She owns it, and wrote the check to herself with his money. He wants it back. Hanna tells him, get out, but he says he’s not leaving. She says she’s calling Candace, and he says get the bitch on the phone. Hanna says, call her daughter a bitch one more time, and he says, her daughter is a bitch, and she’s the bitch who birthed her. Get her on the phone.

Hanna moves the furniture out of the way. Benny looks a little insane. Hanna says, Benjamin, this MF is all yours. Benny rushes Jim, knocking him and the couch over. He flips Jim back over the couch the other way, and pounds on him. Then literally kicks Jim’s ass. Hanna wishes she had a cigarette, and I laugh. She says, that’s enough, and Benny grabs Jim by the ankles, dragging him out the door. He drags Jim down the front steps, and kicks him a few more times, saying he gave Jim a good old-fashioned ass whoopin’. He also opened up his damn wound. Hanna says she and Jim are from two different worlds, and she doesn’t have any damn thing of his. He says tell her daughter to send the money. She says it’s all she can do, but next time he comes there with his bullsh*t, he’s leaving in a wagon and going to the morgue. Does he understand? Benny bets his ass Jim won’t do this again, but in case Jim’s feeling lucky, please do it.

Kathryn pulls up, and Hanna tells her that Jim was in the house. Kathryn says she’s sorry. Hanna says they’ll have to move, but Kathryn says, no, they don’t. She tells Jim to get his ass out and get home. He says he wants his money, but Kathryn says Hanna doesn’t have it. Hanna thinks he knows it now. Kathryn tells Jim, go – now – and he stumbles off. Kathryn asks if Hanna did that, and Hanna says she unleashed Benny on his ass. $8 million, Jim has a right to be mad, but she doesn’t have it. He said Candace does. She opened an account in his name, but she’s actually the real owner. Hanna doesn’t know if it’s the truth. She says Jim walked in with a key, and Kathryn says she’ll take care of him. He thinks he owns the world. Hanna tells Kathryn, it’s all fine, but Kathryn says, it’s not. Although after that ass whoopin’, she’s not sure she has to do much. Hanna doesn’t think he’ll stop. Kathryn says she can’t fix stupid, but she can sure try.

Justin lies on the cell floor. A guard finds him, and says they need an ambulance. She asks the dude in the next cell if they did something to him, and dude says Justin was hitting himself in the balls. She asks why his pants are down, and dude says, he’s trying get hisself [sic] out of there.

Broderick packs. Rocky comes to the door, and Broderick says he’s getting the hell out. Rocky says they’re not going to deport him, but Broderick says Rocky doesn’t know what he left behind. He can’t go back; he’s not doing it. Rocky says together, they can give them Candace. Broderick says what if RK already told her, but it’s a chance Rocky willing to take. He wants to see her go down. Broderick says, it’s not the DA; it’s the Department of Justice. Rocky asks what his plan is. Is he just going to run? Broderick says he’ll be fine. Rocky asks where he’s going, and Broderick says, none of his business. There’s a knock at door. It’s Kathryn. Rocky lets her in.

Kathryn says it’s her lucky day; they’re both here. Rocky says, maybe not. He has to go. He’s sorry. She asks, what is this? Freak out on Kathryn day? Broderick says, let him go, and Rocky leaves. Kathryn says Broderick will do, but he says he has to leave. He quits. She asks what he’s talking about, and he says he has to go. The Department of Justice knows about the ring they were running. It was shut it down but it’s Candace. She’s at large, and they’re looking for her. I’m not sure why he said that, since everyone knows where she is, but okay. He tells Kathryn he was threatened with deportation unless he helps them. Kathryn says, so help them, but he says, it’s complicated. RK is missing too. Kathryn says she can help him, but he doesn’t think so. He says he was just sex to her. She says she really likes him, and wants to help. She knows she can. Come with her. She’ll take him someplace safe where she can take care of him. He says he can’t go back to the hotel, and she tells him, trust her. Leave all that. She’ll show him a whole new world. He says, lead the way, and they go.

Hanna cleans up Benny’s wound, telling him it looks like the stitches held. She calls Candace, but gets voicemail. She tells Benny to call, but he says he already tried, twice, and left messages. Hanna says she’s doing this on purpose, but Benny doesn’t think so. Maybe she did it before she talked to them. Hanna says, if that’s the case, she can give it back. If she doesn’t, then it’s proof she doesn’t care about them. The love of money is the root of all evil. They’ll see how deep the roots go.

RK tries to call Candace. He leaves a message for her to call him back.

In an interrogation room, Veronica says, so? The FBI guy asks what she means. She asks if he hasn’t looked at the evidence, and wants to know who the boss is. The Director of the FBI? The Attorney General? The President of the United States? She’d like to speak to them. They dragged her out of her home to ask her questions, but she knows nothing about this guy. FBI guy says he claims she hired him to build s bomb. She says, he’s lying, FBI guy says they have his word. She wonders if FBI stands for foolish, blind, and ignorant. Have they seen his rap sheet? Look up the case where he was charged with murder. FBI guy says she represented him. She says, look at all the false statements he made against the witness. FBI guy asks why he walked, and she says because she’s good at what she does. She’s going to open complaints against the whole country. She’s sitting there under duress, and they have nothing but the word of a thug against a seasoned attorney who’s respected in the community. He says she desperately wanted to destroy her rival, and asks if her husband makes her that mad. She says, Mr….? and he says Agent Morris. She tells him take a closer look at the victim. Did they know she was a whore? It’s the proper name for someone who sells their body for sex. They didn’t know? She had a pimp and a drug dealer in a gang. Ask if anyone knows War. She had a vendetta against him, and he wanted her dead. He’s badgering her because they didn’t do all their homework. She wants to make a call to reschedule her manicure. Morris tells her to reschedule for twenty years later. She says that’s another mistake; them placing her under arrest. He says she came in voluntarily, not under duress. She asks if that’s the game he wants to play. She wants to call several judges. He says she’s not under arrest, and she says, then she’s leaving. He says, not so fast, and she says she wants to make a call. He leaves, and she picks up the phone.

Veronica calls David, who’s sitting in her driveway. He tells her to open the door; he’s there. She says she’s been arrested, and he asks, why? She says she’s at the FBI headquarters, and needs him to come. He asks what she’s done. What’s the charge? She says, something about domestic terrorism and a bomb going off. He says he’s on his way. She asks him to go in the house first, and make sure that kid doesn’t take anything – her young lover. He says, okay, fine.

David gets out of the car, and goes inside. He sees RK drinking on the couch, and asks what the hell is he doing? RK says, drinking. What does it look like? Looks like a wrong answer to me. David tells him, get out. RK says, he’s David, right? David says he’s about to be RK’s ass whoopin’ if he doesn’t get out. RK knows it’s heartbreaking, but he’s a guest of David’s wife. No disrespect, but he’s drinking now; Veronica’s not there. David says he’ll call the police. RK insists he’s a guest, and David grabs him and pulls him up. He tells RK, don’t come back. Outside, RK starts to get into Veronica’s car, and Davis says, no. RK says Veronica said he could take it, but David demands the keys. RK hands them over, saying, fine. Just so David knows, they did it all night. David says, keep walkin’ while you’re talkin’.

Morris asks what he wants to do about Veronica. Scott says, nothing; let her go. He wants to go after Candace. Morris tells Veronica that she’s free to go. She says she knew that, and she’ll see him in court.

Wyatt calls Jeffrey, who asks if he’s high. Wyatt says, no, but Jeffrey says he is. Wyatt says Jeffrey needs to relax. He’s calling to tell Jeffrey that he’s going to do it. Kill everybody in the house. Jeffrey says he already told Wyatt, don’t call him when he’s high. Wyatt says, some friend he is. He called to say goodbye. He’s going to kill everyone, and then do himself in. Jeffrey says, okay. Wyatt says Jeffrey doesn’t believe him, but it’s going to be the wild, wild west. Jeffrey says he’s done with this; goodbye. He hangs up, and Wyatt drops the phone.

Jeffrey’s phone rings again, and a woman asks if he’s related to Justin. He says he’s not, and she says sorry. He’s listed as next of kin. Jeffrey gets up from the couch, and tells her, wait. What’s this about? She says she’s calling from County Medical. Justin was in a bad accident. Jeffrey asks, what kind? but she says she doesn’t know. He’s being treated there, and she needs to locate his next of kin. Jeffrey asks if it’s bad, and she says if he’s not related, she can’t talk to him. He asks where Justin is, and she hangs up. Jeffrey leaves, even though he doesn’t know where he’s going.

Veronica and David go back to her house. Veronica says they had nothing on her. Does that make him happy? He tells her, stop that. They need to talk. She says, about how she’s going to get them off? He says he doesn’t need her that way. They need to talk about them. He sits on the couch, but she says, not there. She’s going upstairs to make sure that boy didn’t rob her, and she’ll meet him by the pool. He says he still loves her. She says she still loves him. They have a lot of making up to do. He agrees.

Wyatt sips a can of something. Jim comes into the kitchen, and Wyatt asks what hell happened to him? Jim says, leave him alone, and gets some ice. He asks if Wyatt broke into the wine fridge. Wyatt says it looks like someone broke Jim’s ribs. Jim asks, what’s in the can, and Wyatt says, soda. Jim smells it, and dumps it out, saying he’s sick and tired of this sh*t. Wyatt says, keep pushing him, and see what happens. Jim says Wyatt is a loser and a junkie, and he needs Wyatt out of his face. He’s in a lot of sh*t. Jim’s phone rings, and Wyatt says, keep pushing. Jim can’t wait to see what happens, and tells Wyatt, get out.

Jim answers his phone, and Scott introduces himself. Jim asks who is he, and what the hell does he want? Scott says he wants to arrange a private meeting with someone who’s interested in helping Jim. Someone very powerful. Jim demands to know who, Scott says he’s calling for the Attorney General. Jim says tell John… and Scott asks, who’s John? Jim says he doesn’t know the name of who he’s calling for? He’s already dealing with the local DA. Scott says he’s not calling for the state attorney; the Attorney General. Jim wonders why he’d want to meet, but Scott says he’s calling to arrange it. Is Jim interested or not? Jim says he is, very much. Scott says it could benefit him greatly. He’ll call back. The wheels turn in Jim’s head.

Candace calls Jim. He answers, really? Let him tell her something. She says she’s calling to tell him that she’s giving the money back. He says she’d better, and she tells him not to threaten her. She’s trying hard to be nice. He says she knows it’s his money, and he’s better have it tonight. She says again, don’t threaten her. She’s calling because she’s giving it back, and needs the account number. He doesn’t trust her, but she asks how she’s supposed to send the money? He asks if she’s giving it back because she’s with the President Elect now. She doesn’t need it. She says she’s turning over a new leaf, and Jim says, sure. He says he’ll text the number to her, and he’ll be looking for the money tonight. She says she told him before, don’t mess with her brother.

She gets the text, and transfers the money.

Not-landon tells Charles, sorry, and hands him the phone. He says, it’s everywhere. The press is outside. Charles says, damn! Where is she? Not-Landon says, upstairs. Should he take her out through the back? Charles says, there’s no back way. Not-Landon says he means the garage in the trunk. Charles says, let him think a moment, and we find out not-Landon’s name is Oliver. Wow. They revealed two names in one night. It’s a record. Charles tells Oliver to let Landon know he’s fired. Poor Landon.

Charles joins Candace in the bedroom, and puts the TV on. A newscaster is saying, you call this Presidential? He’s been seen with this woman, an admitted escort who blackmails men. The viewers can look at the pictures on their website. (I think it’s like a TMZ show.) The guy says, no way she belongs in the White House or with the President.   

Sitting by the pool, Veronica asks what David wants. He says he needs peace. She says she has something to tell him. Jeffery insists on seeing men, and she thinks they should send him away to a retreat in the mountains. It’s in Utah, and some people have left straight. David doesn’t believe that. She says, seeing them together is disgusting. She hates it. He says they’re not doing that to their son. She asks what he wants, and he says, her, the way they were. She says they’ll have to make themselves straight. He says he’s not gay, and never was. She says he’s not Jeffrey’s father. She had an affair. They weren’t getting along, and she was having a hard time getting pregnant. She thought they were going to move on, and she got pregnant. She was going to leave him for the father, until she walked in on him with another man. David says, who? What? She asks if he remembers William, his co-worker; his colleague. He’s the spitting image of Jeffrey. She’s surprised he never noticed. She asks if he still wants to get back together, and he says, no. She didn’t think so. He moves his chair, saying he wants to be close to her. She asks, why? and he says so he can do what he said he would. She says, what’s that? and he says, kill her. She starts to move away, but he grabs her, and pulls her into the pool with him. She tries to get away, but he overpowers her, and holds her under the water.

David steps away, and Veronica does the dead man’s float.

Next time, Charles is sorry – he thought it was handled; Jim asks David how he lost control; David says he had to do it; Madison says Jeffrey is in love with Justin; and RK tells Candace, the sh*t is hitting the fan.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Erika isn’t annoyed that LisaR used the Erika Jayne persona. However, she is annoyed that Kyle and Teddi won’t let it go.

It’s breakfast at the chateau. Everyone is tired. LisaR says they still don’t know about Denise’s house, and Kyle says Denise doesn’t know anything yet. In her interview, Dorit says there’s something about waking up in your PJs together, that makes you feel closeness. Erika has a bit of a migraine. In Erika’s interview, she says it was brought on by bitches who want you to be offended by something you’re not offended by. Kyle tells the group she’s organized a winery trip at 1:30. Everyone can do whatever until then.

Dorit and Teddi decide to go for a run. Dorit thinks getting the front door open is enough of a workout. It is massive. The other women take a walk around the property. Dorit and Teddi play racquetball. Teddi claims you have to warm up the ball, and rubs it in her hands. It didn’t matter. They stink. Teddi thinks this is not their game. They finally decide they killed it, and high-five.

LisaR, Erika, and Kyle check out the chapel. We flash back to Erika’s home chapel. Erika says, this one is like a mini church, which is what I thought a chapel basically was. LisaR says, saying a prayer makes her feel connected in honoring what’s going on at home. Please.

Denise and Aaron head back to their house. Seeing how much of the landscape is burned, Denise can’t believe they even put the fire out. She says it’s lucky they got out. In her interview, she says, it’s a fear no one knows unless they were there. The fire was coming fast, and she never felt so trapped. Aaron says, it’s eerie, and wonders about the damage. He doesn’t think they’ll be living back there any time soon. He says, everything is torched across street from the house. Denise says they got out just in time. They go inside. Nothing is burned, but there’s soot and smell. Denise says it looks like they ransacked their own house. She’s going to need a moving truck get stuff out, and thinks she should buy the girls some new stuff. They look at the devastation from their deck.

Camille’s house is pretty much gone. She walks through the rubble wearing a mask. In her interview, she says it was her first house after the divorce that was all hers. We flash back to Erika bringing Camille a housewarming gift. She says, it’s devastating. Mason says they’ll have to start over again. Camille’s friend, Kimber, says Mason told her the house was going down. Camille doesn’t know where to begin.

A helicopter lands. In Kyle’s interview, she says if she’s doing a trip, she’s doing it right. Teddi says it’s going to be her first time in a helicopter, and Dorit says this is an indication that Kyle has lost all fears. In her interview, Kyle says, in the past, she was terrified of flying, but this past summer, she and Mauricio took a helicopter to the airport when they went to San Tropez. It was beautiful. She tells the others that she’s actually calm. The helicopter hits a little turbulence, and she says she doesn’t like the jiggling though. She wants to do things she wouldn’t normally do. Teddi says, life is short, but Kyle says, not right now.

They land at the vineyard. Erika says helicopters crash all the time. She wasn’t going to say that before the trip. She’s right. One crashed on the roof of a building in NYC recently. She tells Kyle that she did well. The seats look plush for a helicopter. I’m also wondering, don’t they have to go back?  A fantastic spread has been set out for the wine tasting; plates of fruit and cheese and such. Dorit likes a tasting. It’s more of a social activity than a boozing session. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s not drinking it, but she’ll taste to be polite. When they’ve hit ten different wines, Kyle announces that she likes each one better. She jokes that she’s confused as to which one is her favorite, and asks to start again. In her interview, Erika says she has a migraine, and can’t drink. She’s the sober one today, and when you’re not drinking, you get irritated with the drunks. She’s just being honest. They find out the vineyard is looking for a distributor in the states. Kyle says the one of the group who sells alcohol isn’t there. LisaR says she never liked that rosé anyway. She makes fun of LVP. Teddi asks if she can imitate all of them. LisaR says it can be very touchy. Teddi says if they’re laughing and talking about it, it’s fine. In Erika’s interview, she says, last night, Teddi was giving LisaR sh*t about impersonating her, but it’s good today. When isn’t life full of double standards?

Kyle does an impersonation of LisaR talking about Harry. LisaR does one of Kyle seeing a bee and running. Dorit applauds. Kyle does Dorit talking to Jagger. Dorit says she isn’t surprised Kyle hasn’t had an acting job since she was seven. LisaR tells Kyle to do Teddi. Teddi says her walk so bad; it’s like her dads. Kyle does it pretty well, and even Erika is laughing. In her interview, Erika points out that no one is offended. It’s not personal. It’s all fun, and they can take a joke. Kyle imitates Denise being perplexed, as she often is. LisaR does Camille, then Dorit. They decide Erika has already been done. Kyle says, honey, we’re good, and we flash back to Erika saying that a bunch of times. Erika says she’s having a good time. Kyle says they have fun, and they clink glasses. LisaR thinks they’re freaking hilarious.

They return in two cars, answering my helicopter question. Teddi wonders where their wine cups are. They’re about to stop the other car when Kyle finds some in the back. She and pours them more wine, which I assume they bought at the winery. Kyle says she loves drunk Rinna. Sober Erika is worse though. Teddi says, last night was rough. Dorit thinks it’s great how they were laughing collectively. In Dorit’s interview, she says she thinks Kyle and Teddi were out of order last night. We flash back to that. There are so many flashbacks in this episode, it’s starting to border on a cheap show. LisaR lies down in the back of the other car, that Erika is also riding in. Teddi says Erika sounds like Debbie Downer. Kyle thinks sometimes Erika is annoyed being around them.

Teddi says she loves getting drunk and changing into fancy formal wear. I’m not sure if she’s serious or not. They sit for dinner. Dorit wears a $6K McQueen dress. Kyle asks for cocktails. Teddi say she called Edwin and told him about Kyle’s impression. He knew it must be her just got off the horse walk. She says he knows her. LisaR says life isn’t always easy or perfect, yet she wants to act like it’s okay. Teddi says she wants things to be a certain way, and when it’s not, she struggled. Erika asks where Teddi comes from, and Teddi says she grew up without much structure. Kyle says in a weird way, they were raised the same. Teddi say she didn’t feel safe with a lot of people. She never did girl trips, and wouldn’t have if not for them. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi and Kyle have gotten so close, eventually they’re going to work into one person. LisaR says they support one another. Erika says she was never supportive until this group. She’d never found a group she wasn’t competitive with. In Erika’s interview, she says she wasn’t liked by a lot of women. Women haven’t opened doors for her, or been her best friends. She’s comfortable. The dark cloud has been removed, meaning LVP. When she was removed, they were able to connect on a human level. Not a soul in the group is jealous. Kyle says she doesn’t feel anyone is jealous. Teddi thinks Erika was irritated last night. Erika thinks Teddi is making something out of nothing. LisaR asks why Teddi wants Erika to feel a certain way. Teddi says she doesn’t. She just wanted to be honest. In LisaR’s interview, she says, this is why there was an issue to begin with. Erika didn’t feel anything, and had a great time. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s not changing her mind. Stop asking. We flash back to LisaR and Erika on the Ferris wheel on (at?) Farrahween. She didn’t even think about it until they brought it up. She says Teddi seems upset, and this is out of left field. She’s reaching for something that’s not there. In her interview, LisaR says, Erika is finally opening up. Do they want to push her away?

Erika doesn’t understand why they want her to feel a certain way. She’s good. In her interview, Kyle asks if that sounds familiar. LisaR says she’d been playing Erika all night. Teddi doesn’t want to be in there anymore, and flounces out. Dorit follow, telling her Kyle is drunk. Erika gets up, and LisaR says it’s sad that there’s discord around. Kyle says, zzz… She thinks Erika is in a bad mood. LisaR says maybe that’s what she should talk to Erika about. She thinks it’s deeper than this. She’s wondering why it came up again. I’m wondering why no one understands that a migraine is debilitating, and it’s shocking that Erika even went out with them. Kyle thinks Erika isn’t enjoying the time. Back at the table, Teddi says she feels awkward. In Dorit’s interview, she says Teddi and Kyle are out of order. Let go at this point. Enough is enough.

Erika comes back, and stirring the pot, LisaR tells Kyle to say what she needs to, that she doesn’t think Erika is having fun or enjoys being with them. Erika say she has the best time. She didn’t feel good today. She just said she liked the group. Kyle doesn’t think so. Teddi doesn’t either. Erika says they’ve turned this, and asks if they’re trying to push her out. Kyle says she just wants to understand. Erika feels like there’s something else, and feels bullied. She thinks they’re in cahoots, and want her to feel a certain way, and she doesn’t. she’s going to bed now. Make up sh*t; keep going. She walks out, not quite slamming the door.

Dorit says they put Erika in this situation over one incident. It took her off guard. Kyle says she didn’t get a chance to tell Erika something, and LisaR encourages her to go talk to Erika. Kyle goes upstairs, and hunts Erika down. Kyle tries to bring up the Farrah party, but Erika say she’s not getting into it. In her interview, Erika says they’re going around in circles. She’s said everything she has to say, and she’s not changing her mind. Kyle says they’ve never had a proble, and Erika says they’re not having now. Kyle says, they are. Erika doesn’t know where this is coming from.

Teddi says she likes Erika, but she seems uncomfortable. It’s easily resolved by being honest. LisaR says she’s doing the best she can. Maybe it’s best to be honest in the morning. Teddi says it won’t be a good morning if she’s uncomfortable at breakfast. She can’t be the moral compass for everyone, and be held to that. LisaR says she holds herself to that, and has to stop. I think she’s just drunk. Kyle comes back downstairs. LisaR tells Teddi to take herself off the hook. In her interview, LisaR says, a lot of cocktails, and it’s like truth serum. It comes pouring out. She tells Teddi that they’ve grown so much. We flash back to various altercations between Teddi and Erika. LisaR says, don’t take a step back. In LisaR’s interview, she says she thinks Teddi sees herself in Erika. We’re affected by people with the same issues, and get mad because we see ourselves. Teddi knows what she needs to do to make people feel comfortable. LisaR thinks Teddi has empathy because Erika is like her. Teddi says the second Erika becomes better than everyone else, it’s eff you. LisaR thinks Teddi wants Erika’s approval. She tells Teddi, sometimes life is uncomfortable. It’s not perfect, and you can’t fix it. She knows that makes her feel unsafe. Teddi says she doesn’t want to screw up, and cries all over LisaR. She just wants everything to be great all the time. Yep. She’s drunk.

LisaR tells Teddi it’s okay to cry; it’s human. She needs to get a good night’s sleep. In LisaR’s interview, she says if anyone had asked what the day was going be like, she’d never have guessed the highs of the helicopter ride to the lows of drunk despair. They go to bed. LisaR asks if Erika is okay. Erika says she didn’t have a problem, but she’s not sitting there listening to the same thing over and over again.

Teddi hunts for Dorit, and tells Dorit she’s a mental case, climbing onto the bed. Kyle joins them. Dorit asks why Teddi is crying. Teddi says everyone hates her. LisaR tells Erika that Teddi started crying. It was another layer, then another; a lot of projection going on. She doesn’t feel Erika likes them. Kyle says she loves Teddi so much. Erika tells LisaR, who likes being with someone who makes something out of nothing? If Teddi doesn’t want her in the group, say something. Don’t hold a migraine against her. LisaR says hopefully, they can coexist and be fine. Kyle straddles Dorit, and goofs around. Teddi wanders off.

Teddi calls LisaR for help. She says she’s no longer having control of her lifestyle. LisaR asks, what happened? She just gets in the tub, and wtf? Now she’s out of the tub. Not a moment’s peace. Kyle runs to Dorit’s room, looking for Teddi, then runs downstairs. She finds Teddi in the kitchen, and says they’re going to bed. Teddi says she needs chips, and makes a grab for some. Kyle tells her, put that chip down. Kyle helps Teddi back up the stairs, and laughs in her interview about being the one who’s helping. It just shows you how bad the situation is. Teddi wants to talk about it, and says she’s hungry. Kyle says, no, she’s not. Go to effing sleep. Teddi says she can’t. She’s busy. Kyle tells her, don’t move; lay still.

Next time, the women do archery – one of the few sports I’m good at; Teddi is embarrassed, and apologizes to Erika; and Camille admits she didn’t trust Dorit.

🐺 Always Ahead of the Pack…

One Life to Live introduces a gay character – and Ryan Phillippe – to the soap world.

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2019/06/gay-history-june-18-1992-one-life-live.html

🐪 We’ve Hit the Hump…

I can do the rest of this week standing on my head. Okay, maybe not.