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May 14, 2019 – Finn’s Ring Goes Missing, Justin Doubles His Firepower, Dracarys All Over, Throne Thoughts, the Real Throne, Throne Feels, Beverly Beg Off & OLTL Frat

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Michael comes by Willow’s classroom. He says he didn’t know teachers kept such late hours. She says they don’t, but she’s hosting some parents and the principal. He asks if it’s a problem, and she says nothing or no one she can’t handle.

In Toronto, Maxie, Peter, Curtis, and Laura play Trivial Pursuit. Maxie tells Peter, not geography, and I identify. He says, entertainment. A TV show is described, and Curtis says, Fraternity Row. That was his story. And also a nod to the fake soap opera that was part of a One Life to Live storyline many years ago.

On the phone with Lulu, Doc says they’re ready and waiting. He tells Ava that Lulu’s colleague from Page Five is on the way. Ava says they can provide more tawdry fodder to get Ryan’s attention. She takes Doc’s arm, and he tenses. She tells him, it’s okay, but he says, nothing about it is okay. She says sorry to violate his personal space. He says he just wants Ryan captured, so he can get back to his life and his wife, and Ava must have a life she wants to get back to.

Peter tells Maxie, sorry their first date went down the drain. She says he doesn’t control the weather, and until the snow lets up, their fabulous first date will have to wait. Standing by the window, Curtis tells Laura that Clue or Risk would guarantee world domination. She wonders when the weather will turn. It’s sweet of Maxie and Peter to let them intrude, but… Curtis says they’ve worn out their welcome. Laura says they need to get back on the road, and track down Ryan.

At the MetroCourt, Valentin suggests whisking Nina away, but she says it would be irresponsible to miss a meeting. The less time she spends with that woman, the better. Sasha appears, and asks, what woman? Nina says it’s not important, and asks what Sasha is up to. Sasha says she’s meeting Michael. Nina says Sasha has a hot date, but not if they’re around. She grabs Valentin and they jet.

On the phone, Finn tells Robert that he wants his ring. Robert bets he does. Finn says he can’t propose without it, and Robert says he’ll hand it off to Finn later, Finn tells him, tonight’s the night. Anna approaches Finn, and says, sounds ominous. Robert tells Finn that he’ll drop by with his precious bauble later. Robert opens the ring box, and ring is gone.

Michael comes into the classroom with a gift bag, saying he thought he’d leave it on Willow’s desk, so she could get in the morning. She asks what it’s for, and he says to thank her for helping his sister. He saw Kristina this morning. Willow asks how she is, and he says, she’s not her old self yet, but she’ll get there eventually – thanks to her. Willow thinks Neil had a lot to do with it. Michael says, for sure, but Willow spoke about her own experience with Shiloh, and it was instrumental in getting his sister back. He says thank you doesn’t do justice to what Willow did. They hug as Nina and Valentin walk in. Michael says goodnight, and breezes out.

Robert says, damn, and Finn asks, what does that mean? Robert says, the MetroCourt is out of Fosters. He ends the call as Felicia and Mac join him. Mac asks what’s wrong, and Robert says someone stole the ring out of his pocket. Felicia wonders why he has a ring, and he says it’s not his; it’s Finn’s. Felicia is shocked that he lost it, and he tells them to help him find it.

Anna asks Finn what the call was about, and he says he was just clearing a few things with Robert. Anna asks when he was going to tell her how serious Jordan’s condition is.

Maxie says, go fish. Curtis tells Laura that he’s anxious to get this over with so he can get back to his wife. She suggests when the storm clears, he go directly back to Port Charles. He asks what she’s going to do, and she says she wants to check out the last place. The piled up mail doesn’t sit right with her. He asks if she’s shaking him, but she says she just wants to get him back where he belongs, by his wife’s side. He’s sure his wife would rather have him out of her hair than crying in it. He promised to see this through with her. They’re in this together.

Doc wonders how long they have to wait, and Ava asks what’s his hurry. He’s not running home to Laura. He says, and he won’t be. Not as long as this dog and pony show is going on. She asks if her presence is that intolerable, but he says there’s nothing about her presence that’s objectionable. She asks if her reputation doesn’t give him pause, but he says he prefers forming his opinion by direct observation. She says, observe then. What does he see? He says, a human being in pain. She says Ryan saw enough to fall in love. He turned out to be a monster though, and monster love doesn’t count, except to other monsters. He says she’s not a monster, and she asks if that’s his direct observation. He says he loves his wife, and she says, of course (🍷) he does. She tells him not to worry about any more unrehearsed kisses. Doc says, maybe a rehearsed one. Someone’s coming. He grabs Ava and kisses her. Julian runs to them, and tells Doc to get his damn hands off his sister.

Julian tells Doc, back off, but Ava says, stop it. He’s not Ryan. Julian knows who he is. He’s no better than his brother. He unleashed that psycho, and got Kiki killed, and put Ava in Ryan’s sights. Doc says he’s ashamed of what he did, but Julian says, if that was true, he’d have slunk out of town long ago. Doc says he’s not going anywhere until Ryan is dead and buried. He wants to be sure. Julian asks if that’s what he told Ava. He’s taking advantage of her vulnerability. Laura moved on, but Ava is here, ripe for the picking.

Peter tells Curtis that they could play Operation or go old school. Curtis says, definitely old school. Curtis is sorry to impose, but Peter says he can’t control the weather. Peter says a private detective and the mayor. What’s the story? It’s quite the buddy comedy. Curtis thinks it’s not as entertaining as what he and Maxie have going on. Peter flashes back to Maxie saying, it’s been perfect, and kissing her. Laura tells Maxie that she’s been a lovely hostess. They’ve been sweet, but it’s clear they’d rather be alone. Maxie says, it’s really new. Kind of a first date. Laura says Maxie deserves to move on, and if she likes Peter, Laura is happy for her. Maxie thanks her, but she’s not sure she knows what she’s doing. Larua says she’ll figure it out. When the snow stops, they can get on to other activities. Maxie says she’s beginning to think that she and Peter could be the last two people on the planet and still find a way to avoid those activities.

Finn tells Anna that he can’t discuss patients. Anna gets that, but says he could have given her a heads up that Jordan could use a friend. Left to her own devices, Jordan would never say anything. She’s a proud woman. Finn says if Jordan takes a turn for the worse, he’ll let her know. Chase walks in, and says he’s there to see the commissioner. Anna says, Jordan is resting, and Chase says, another time. He asks if Anna got a manicure. She says she’s just wearing clear polish, and he says, sorry. He thought he saw a sparkle. Finn says it could be a symptom of cataracts, and can check that for him. He wants to do that right now, and tells Anna that she’s going to be late to meet Felicia. Anna says she’s not late, but Finn says she doesn’t want to be; Felicia has a mean streak. He pushes her toward the elevator. Once she’s gone, he tells Chase, that was smooth. Chase says, Anna’s ring finger is bare. What’s Finn waiting for?

Felicia says Robert has to tell Finn, and Robert asks if she’s mad. She says, Finn will understand it’s an accident, right? Mac says, of course (🍷). It’s not like he lost it on purpose. Felicia says, why would he sabotage another man’s proposal to his ex-wife?

Nina wants to call Sasha about seeing Michael with Willow, but Valentin says that Sasha told them it’s not that serious. Nina can’t find her phone, and says her whole life is on it. He thinks it could be at the MetroCourt. She wants him to go find it, and he asks her to promise there won’t be bloodshed. Keep it misdemeanor. He leaves, and Principal Schultz comes in, asking them all to take a seat. He thanks them for coming out for what he hopes is a civil discussion. He’s hoping to yield understanding, so they can circumvent the district dealing with the matter. Franco doesn’t know how it can be sorted out in one discussion. Someone here has a problem with the gays.

Finn is beginning to think Chase is more invested in the proposal than he is. Chase says it doesn’t sound good, and Finn says, great detective skills. He’s surprised Chase hasn’t made head detective yet. Finn apologizes, saying he’s on edge. Chase was afraid he’d gone over it. Finn just wants to get the proposal over with, but Chase says, it’s supposed to be a romantic moment. Anna is liable to run other way with him in this state. Finn says he can’t get down on one knee without the ring. Robert has it, and he’s not giving it back. Chase says Finn should have said so sooner. Let’s go get the ring back.

Felicia can’t believe they’re having this conversation. Robert needs to return the ring. Robert says he doesn’t have a ring to return. Mac says he can get a ring. He knows a guy who creates lookalikes. Felicia tells him, no, but he and Robert are already moving, and almost run into Anna. Anna asks Felicia what she missed, and Felicia says, Robert strikes again.

Principal Schultz says what’s in question is a children’s book that celebrates the diversity of Family. Willow would like to explain, but is interrupted by one of the mothers who says she shouldn’t have her own agenda. The classroom shouldn’t be a soapbox. Franco asks which kid is hers, and finds out she’s Bianca’s mother. Franco asks if she has any idea how hurt Aiden was when he wasn’t invited to the birthday party. Nina says, this is unacceptable.

At the MetroCourt, Sasha sees Michael, who says it’s nice to see her back on her feet. Sasha says she didn’t need to go to the hospital, but he says she was delirious when he saw her. She asks if she said anything embarrassing. Michael tells her that she said she wishes Nina was her real mother. Valentin overhears.

Doc tells Julian that he misunderstood. Julian says his sister is vulnerable. When she sees him, she doesn’t just see the man who killed her daughter, but the man who put her on a pedestal, and he’s manipulating that. He thinks if Ava forgives him, the whole town will. Doc says it’s none of his business, and Julian says Ava is coming with him. He grabs her, and Doc tells him not to manhandle her. Julian says, it’s better than assaulting her. Doc had his hands all over her, and was kissing her. Ava says she was kissing back. They’re together.

Peter tells Curtis it’s his and Maxie’s first date. They were flying to Paris, but the storm had other plans. He guesses they’ll have to settle for memorable. Curtis tells him that he’s doing a good job, and to squeeze every moment for all that it’s worth. God forbid something unexpected happens; something he’s not in control of. Don’t take things in life for granted like they’ll always be there. Make the most of each and every moment.

Maxie tells Laura that she and Peter have found every reason not move forward. Laura says they’re here now, and Maxie says they ironed some things out, but she thinks Peter doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. Isn’t that crazy? Laura says she’s heard about Peter’s childhood from Lulu. Keep in mind that he’s a complicated man with complicated feelings. Maybe Maxie has to simplify it, and make the first move.

Julian asks what Ava is talking about. She says it’s been all over the news, and The Invader. Julian says, The Invader is tabloid trash, but Ava says, in this case, it’s true. Ava says she and Doc have been seeing one another, and Julian says Doc is sicker than he thought. Doc suggests Julian leave, and Julian suggests Doc stay away from his sister. Doc says if he was a better brother, maybe she wouldn’t be as vulnerable. He’s been too busy building a bar and reconstructing his image. He’s a last resort for Ava now, just like with his children. Julian punches Doc in the face. A photographer pops out of nowhere, and starts taking pictures.

Curtis says the snow stopped, and Laura says they’re back in business. Curtis says, and out of Maxie and Peter’s. Laura says she’ll see them back in Port Charles. Peter is glad they could help. Laura and Curtis leave, and Maxie says, so…? Peter says, so.

Finn tells Chase that he’s not going after Robert, and Chase asks how else is he going to get the ring back? Finn says Robert is supposed to give it to him tonight. He appreciates it, but doesn’t need rescuing from his little brother. Chase says, history says otherwise, but Finn thinks he has it under control. He’ll let Chase know when the deed is done. Chase says he and Willow can take them out to celebrate. Finn says Chase is still with the school marm. Chase wishes Finn wouldn’t call her that, and Finn says that’s why he does it. He’s teasing. Chase says Willow takes her job seriously.

Nina says they wanted a discussion; let’s discuss. She’s going to say what Willow should have said at the get-go. Schools exist to help children learn to form their own ideas, which is what parents also do. It’s not to force feed them what someone else believes. She says, they want to read something that reflects their own experiences, or look through the window of the experiences of others. They’re not indoctrinating children, just helping them be who they are. Children will do it anyway, like it or not, so why not help the kids who need more guidance or extra guidance, and let them access that? It’s no big deal. If they want to talk about what’s hurting their kids, they should discuss the chicken fingers in the cafeteria.

Sasha tells Michael that she wouldn’t want that to get back to Nina. They’ve come so far so fast. It would hurt Nina. If Sasha is asked about her mom, she immediately thinks of her adoptive mother. She doesn’t think she can shake that feeling, but couldn’t share that with Nina. She asks if it bothers him, but he says it sounds like she’s protecting Nina. She says, by lying? He says, there are some lies and truths that serve no purpose. He doesn’t believe in the truth for truth’s sake. The world is not so black and white. Her secret is safe with him. Valentin continues to listen.

Laura and Curtis go back to the last house. Curtis says, the mail is gone, and Laura says, someone is home. She knocks, and a woman answers. She apologizes for coming by so late, but they were delayed be the storm. They introduce themselves as being from Canadian Revenue, and Curtis says they’re following up on a discrepancy in their records. Laura asks if the woman is April, and if they can come in. She says she’s April, but no. We see the newspaper inside with a headline about Ryan. Laura asks if April has been away, and April asks if that’s the discrepancy. Laura says, no, but they tried knocking earlier. No one answered, and she noticed the piled up mail, and assumed no one was home. April says she just got back from a trip. Curtis hopes it was somewhere warm, and April says, Miami. He says she doesn’t look like she got much sun. Laura asks how many people live there, and April says, just her. She tells them she’s tired. Laura tries to ask how long she’s lived there, but April closes the door.

Julian tells the reporter to get that guy out of his face, referring to the photographer. He says yes, he hit Doc, but Doc provoked him. He was harassing Julian all day. Ava tells Doc that he pushed all of Julian’s buttons. She didn’t know he had it in him. Doc says the better the show, the sooner they draw out Ryan, and the sooner it’s over. Julian says tell them it’s a misunderstanding and there was no crime. Ava looks at Doc.

Finn tells Chase that anyone juggling third graders and their parents has his admiration. Chase says Willow finds shaping kids hugely rewarding, and Finn says, good thing she has him to lean on. Chase says he’s not going anywhere, but things are complicated. Finn asks if she gave Chase homework, and I laugh. Chase says Willow’s ex is still an issue. She can’t shake him; not for lack of trying. Finn asks why Chase didn’t tell him sooner. He says, let’s get that jerk, and free your girl. He heads for the elevator.

Willow thanks Nina for defending her. Nina says she wasn’t. she was speaking out against censorship. Willow has poor judgement in the classroom, and is fundamentally dishonest. She saw Willow sucking up to Michael when she has a boyfriend. Willow says, that’s not what happened, but Nina tells Willow to watch herself – because she is.

Peter says, the trip has been full of surprises, and Maxie says, a flight to France. He says, rerouted to Canada. She says, surprise guests, and he says, there could be more surprises. He says he’s beat, and she says she is too. Maxie asks if he wants to go to sleep. He says, does she? and she says, there’s not much else to do this late. He says, not really, and they say goodnight. When Maxie is gone, Peter sighs.

Anna tells Felicia that Robert and Holly are taking a break. Does Felicia think she could fix him up? Felicia says, maybe he already has eye on someone. Anna says, he needs a woman to occupy himself. Felicia says he’s been hanging around Port Charles for a while, and wonders if it’s because of someone there.

Michael suggests he and Sasha go to the café. He knows the private entrance. She says she’ll meet him there. He leaves, and she runs into Valentin on her way out. He says she and Michael seem be hitting it off. She says they enjoy each other’s company, but he tells her to keep in mind her time there is limited. He and Nina will be married soon, and she can move away. Hopefully, as far as possible.

Peter flops on the bed, and thinks about kissing Maxie. Maxie flops on the bed, and thinks about kissing Peter. He sits up, and says, make the most of each and every moment. She sits up, and says, simplify. Make the first move. They meet in the suite living room, and start kissing. For all the time they wasted, they waste none now, and they both flop onto the bed.

Nina meets Valentin at the MetroCourt. He says she just missed Michael and Sasha. He says it’s officially been a fulfilling evening, and asks how hers went. She says, swimmingly. He asks if they got the book back in the library, and she says, that too.

Willow thanks Principal Schultz. She’s grateful for his support. She wants to run some ideas past him for next year’s curriculum. He says he’d intended to delay this conversation until the end of the school year, but it can’t be avoided. He’s sorry, but she won’t be invited back to teach next year.

Anna tells Felicia, it’s true. Robert has been hanging around so much lately. Felicia says maybe he’s looking to resettle there. Anna pities the poor woman. She gets a phone call, and steps away to take it.

Chase tells Finn that he doesn’t need rescuing, the same way Finn doesn’t. Finn says, you’re learning, grasshopper, and Chase goes, huh? Finn says, you are so young… never mind. If Chase needs help, let him know, and says hi to the school marm for him. Chase says, say hi to his future sister-in-law. Providing he gets the ring back. He tells Finn that he’ll keep his phone on, and to let him know what happens.

Robert and Mac show Felicia the ring. Mac says, well? Felicia says, it’s beautiful, but he’ll never pull it off. Robert asks why she’s being a pessimist. Mac says Robert described it to the jeweler, and he doesn’t think Finn will know the difference. Felicia supposes he has a point. Robert says, but will Anna find Finn’s proposal worth accepting? Felicia says Anna might keep her emotions to herself, but she knows Anna’s heart. She’s a woman in love. Ring or no ring, she’s ripe for a proposal.

Doc says Julian is Ava’s brother, but Ava says she’ll stand by Doc’s side if he wants to press charges. If that doesn’t get Ryan’s attention… Doc says, not much else would. She tells Julian that she’s so sorry, but there’s nothing she can do. He did assault her lover. Doc says he’d like to press charges. Julian asks what he’s talking about, as handcuffs are put on him.

Laura asks what Curtis thinks. He says, she lied. Laura says, why? and he says, covering something up maybe? Inside, April tells someone that she sent them away. The paper they wanted is on the table. We see the paper with a picture of Ava and Doc, and a knife comes down on it.

Tomorrow, Curtis is ready to talk, Anna tells Robert that she’s sworn off marriage, Mike proposes to Yvonne with the ring, Shiloh wants to complete Sam’s initiation, and someone goes after Laura.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Justin tells David, he’s been waiting for this moment. David says, get the gun out of his face. Justin says, get the hell out of his apartment. David sent those guys to his place. David says if Justin puts a gun on him, he’d better use it, and Justin says he plans to. David asks where his son is, and Justin says, get out. David says his son is all he has left, and he loves him. Justin says that makes two of them. David says he’d kill for Jeffrey, and Justin says, again, that makes two of them. Get out. David calls for Jeffrey, who’s in the bathroom. Justin repeats he’s not there. David says he has a lot of pictures of Jeffrey, and he’s having dinner for two by himself. Justin says he does that from time to time. David calls for Jeffrey again, and Justin says, get out. He means it.

Jeffrey comes out, and asks what the hell Justin is doing. Justin says, sorry, but David’s got to go. When Justin turns to talk to Jeffrey, David pops him, and takes the gun. He says he’ll kill Justin, and piss on his grave. Jeffrey tells him, stop it, and David lets Justin go. He tells Jeffrey to come with him, but Jeffrey says he’s not going. David asks if Jeffrey can’t see this boy is crazy, and Jeffrey says he’s trying to help Justin. David says they’re leaving, but Jeffrey says he’s an adult. David isn’t leaving him there, and Jeffrey asks how David knew where he was. David says Jeffrey needs to come home with him – now. Jeffery says he’ll make a deal. He’ll stop seeing Justin when David stops seeing Veronica. David says, that’s entirely different. Jeffrey tells him that he should go, and David says, fine. He tells Justin if any harm comes to his son, he’ll kill him. If so much as a fingernail is broken, he’s dead. He gives Jeffrey the gun, saying Jeffrey will need it more than he will. David leaves, and Jeffrey sits on the couch next to Justin, who looks wiped out.

Jeffrey asks if Justin is okay. Justin asks why David hates him so much, and Jeffrey says, yeah, he’s okay. Justin says he didn’t do anything to David. Why won’t he leave them alone? Jeffrey says he’s their only child. Justin says all he’s trying to do is love Jeffrey. Why is it so complicated? Jeffrey says he’ll get through this, and Justin says, with Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he needs Justin to talk to someone, and Justin says, don’t start that again. Jeffery says he’s going to go. His dad is going to be pissed off. Justin says, no. They’re finishing dinner. He still has dessert. If David is pissed now, he’ll be pissed later, and he made it for Jeffrey. Then he can leave. Jeffrey says, okay. Justin wonders why David did that, and Jeffrey says Justin knows.

Benny sees a news reporter interviewing Landon after the White House dinner. The reporter asks about Candice, and Landon says she and Charles have a special relationship. The reporter asks if they’ll be getting married, and Landon says, we’ll see. The reporter asks about the visit, and Landon says they loved her, and they all had fun being there. Benny tries to call Candace, but gets voicemail. He shouts for Hanna to come. She’s lying in bed, and says, not now. He goes into her bedroom, and says she needs to see this. He puts on the TV. The reporter is saying that Candace is a third year law student. Benny’s phone rings. It’s Mitch, who asks if he’s watching the news. He can’t believe she did it. She got the President. Benny asks if that’s the guy who came to the hospital. Mitch says, yes, but he had no idea. He says she has to be careful. Politicians are killers. Benny says Candace can handle herself, and Mitch says they’ll find out. Benny asks how Mitch’s uncle is doing, and Mitch says, all right. Benny asks if Mitch talked to him. Mitch asks, about what? and Benny says, the interest. Mitch says, he’s not budging. Does Benny have a plan? Benny says he was just talking to his mom about it. Mitch tells him, stay in touch, and let him know.

At the Iron Bone, the guy sitting next to Mitch at the bar asks if that wasn’t the girl who was in there. Mitch didn’t tell him that she was connected like that. Mitch asks if he wants to hit that now, but the guy says he didn’t vote for him. Mitch wonders when he’s given a sh*t, and the guy tells him, go buy a car. Mitch says if the guy has a problem with his car, buy him one, which totally sounds like what I would say. The guy says Mitch doesn’t have the money, and Mitch says he’s not kissing Vinnie’s ass like him. In five years, his car will be worth fifty grand. Vintage. The guy says, more like garbage, and Mitch says, ride that bike, dude. Dude tells the bartender he can’t stand Mitch.

Kathryn tells Jim that he needs to calm down. He says, don’t tell him what to do. He wonders how she stays calm, and she says she has drugs. He says that’s why he’s in this mess. How can she keep drugs there with his son? She says she didn’t think… and he says she never does. She says she thinks he’s an ass. He says she needs to go somewhere and sleep off, but she says she needs another drink. Then she’s going to call her Latin lover, and have him put her to sleep. Jim says she’s pathetic, and walks out.

Kathryn calls the hotel. She’s told Roderick isn’t there, and says she’s been calling all day. Kathryn Cryer. I’m your boss, bitch. She says to transfer her to the bar. Rocky answers, and she asks for Roderick. Roderick is standing there, shaking his head. Rocky says, actually, he is, and she says, put him on the phone. Roderick says, you bastard, and takes the phone. She says she’s been calling all day, and he says he’s been busy. She says she’s not the type who likes to be ignored, but he says he wasn’t ignoring her. He’s been busy. She asks if she detects a tone in his voice, and he says, no. He has a customer right now, and she says, make them wait. He says he’s going to check them in and go home. She says, no he isn’t. She’s coming in for a nightcap, and wants to see him. He doesn’t think so. She asks if it’s about Jim, and he says it’s about him, and he says no. She says his ass better be there when she arrives, and he hangs up. Rocky asks, did he just hang up on her? and Roderick says he did. Kathryn looks at the phone, and says, did he just hang up? Rocky says, she’s going to be pissed. Is Roderick trying to get fired? Roderick says, no. He’s trying to get to her. Watch the master at work. She’s used to getting what she wants, and the rich want what they can’t have. Rocky asks if he’s been reading a book on how to trap a wealthy woman. Roderick says he could write it. Watch him work. Rocky tells him, watch out for her husband. Roderick says, watch and see. When he leaves, Rocky says, that guy’s nuts.

Benny answers a knock at the door. It’s Mitch. He asks if Benny was watching the news. His sister’s with the President; it’s crazy. That’s her man now. He asks how Benny is doing, and Benny says, not good. Mitch says Benny called him; what’s up? Has he found a way to get the money? Benny says, no, and Mitch says Benny is wasting his time. Benny asks what Mitch thinks they’ll do to him. He can have a leg broke. He thinks he should go down there and take it like a man. Mitch says Benny doesn’t get it. It don’t work like that. They’ll break both legs, and still want the money. it’s accruing interest every week Benny doesn’t pay seen him. He knows a guy who borrowed $10K, and had to pay back $100K in eight weeks. This ain’t no bank. He told Benny not to do this in the first place. Now it’s legit. He wishes he could help. Benny suggests Mitch take out a loan, and Mitch laughs. He says, from who? and Benny says from his family. They won’t break his legs. Mitch says he’s not doing that. If he borrows money from them, that means he’s in the family. Benny asks, what’s wrong with that? and Mitch says, it ain’t cool. It’s hard enough trying separate from them. Benny says how about if he works? but Mitch says, it ain’t gonna happen. Benny asks if it’s because he’s Black, but Mitch says he’s not in the family. They only let family do things that make them money. He has no ideas or answers. Benny says he doesn’t need an I told you so. Hanna appears, and says, so they’re going to kill him if he doesn’t pay. Benny tells her, go on to bed, but she keeps talking. Mitch says, hi, and Hanna says, hi Mitch, without taking her eyes from Benny. She says he borrowed from people who are that bad? Benny says he had to do something. She says he has to deal with it then. He says if he took the interest from the money Candace got… She says, goodnight. They’re going to the bank in the morning, and giving it all back, and she doesn’t want to hear it. Benny says, it will be all right. She says, if he says so, and goes back upstairs. Mitch has an idea. Go to Candace for the money. She’s with the President now. Maybe he’s wired her to some account. It’s only $20K. Maybe she’ll give it to him. It’s worth a shot. She’s the one who got him into the situation with his truck. Benny says, might as well.

Charles and Candace go back to the hotel. Candace’s phone rings. She says it’s her brother, and Charles says her family probably saw her on the news. She asks, when? and he says, didn’t she see all the cameras outside the White House? She does know a press pool follows him and records everything, right? She says, yeah. She’ll talk to Benny later. Charles says, now where were they? He tells her that she’s gotten quiet. She says they were talking in the car, and he says, then she got quiet. She says, it’s a lot, and he tells her it helps to talk through it. She says, what part? Being here with President Elect when they just came from the White House? That doesn’t happen every day to a Black girl from Savannah. He knows it’s overwhelming, but she has to let him know what’s going on in her head. She tells him that he said she was a hot piece of Black ass. Charles says, what? Who? and she says, the President. Charles asks, when? and she says, at the table. He says, the President said those words, hot piece of Black ass? He takes out his phone, and says he’ll take care of this. She says that’s why she didn’t tell him. She knew he’d be upset. So the President knows what kind of person she is. He says it’s time the President knows what kind of person he is. She says she shouldn’t have told him. She ruined a perfectly good night. She’s been called a lot worse. He says, by a head of state? She says, no, and he says, exactly. She can see why it’s so disrespectful. She says, he’s so cool. What about the game in the car? He says that was before he knew the President said that. She tells him, let it go for the night. Charles doesn’t know if he can. She asks if that’s a challenge. Does he want her to take his mind off things? She kisses him, and asks if he wants more. He says, it’s a start. She wants to take a shower, and motions for him to come closer. She tells him, undress for her, calling him Mr. President. He says she should count herself lucky there isn’t a pole in there, but he could put one in the Oval. She helps him take off his clothes, and leads him to the shower.

Kathryn comes downstairs, and Jim asks where the hell she’s going. She says, out. He says he asked a question, and she says, she answered. He wonders if she’s going to the hotel, and she wonders if he’s going to hell. He asks if she has any idea what time it is, and she says, time for a nightcap. Wyatt pops out of his room, and tells Jim, get out of her way. She’s trying get to her man whore. He tells her, hurry back. He has a surprise for her. She leaves, and Jim tells Wyatt, go to his room. Wyatt says he has a surprise for Jim too. Jim says, now.

RK kisses Veronica on the couch. He asks, what’s wrong with her? and she asks if he got her jewelry. She tells him, no woman wants a man who’s sweaty, but he says, some like it. She says he had his chance. He’s a disgusting problem, and she wants him to get her jewelry. He says she gave him her son’s address. He’ll do what she wants. Nothing sexual. She tells him, don’t disgust her, and RK says, he’s gay. She asked RK to flirt with him, and get his mind off that cop. He’s got it, and can do it. She says, this will be worth her jewelry? He says he’ll have her son eating out of the palm of his hand. She says he can’t just go to the house. Her son is living with his father. She tells him, lay low, and she’ll figure it out. He says this is going to cover him for her jewelry, right? but she says he’ll be owing her for a very long time. Now get the hell out of her house. He asks if she’ll let him use a car then. He needs to get around. She laughs, and he leaves. She calls David’s voicemail, and say she’s still waiting for him to come back.

Kathryn walks into the Artisian. Roderick meets her. She asks how he is, and he says, good. She says, not that good, hanging up on her. He says he didn’t want talk to her anymore, and she asks, why is that? He’s sorry… She says she doesn’t have time for this. Get Rocky, and meet her upstairs. He doesn’t think so, and she says, excuse me? He says she heard him. She doesn’t think he heard her. The only reason he stayed here is because she wanted to see him. He says, not true. He was tied up with guests. She says, bullsh*t. They’re going upstairs. He says, they’re not going anywhere. He’s not doing threesomes anymore. She says she wants to, but he doesn’t care. She’s just using him. She asks what this is about, and he says he can’t keep doing this. If she gets tired of him, what does he get out of it? She says he’s the most excitement she’s had in long time. He says, so he’s just a toy. She says he’s not, and he asks what he gets out of it. She asks what he wants; a raise? He says, no, and she says, more money? He wants her. She laughs, and says, no, he doesn’t. Roderick asks if he’s gotten in her head, that husband of hers. He’s gotten in so deep, she can’t see what a beautiful woman she is. She says she was a beautiful woman, but when she looks in the mirror, she see the years have gone downhill. She’s in her 50s, and it would be foolish to think she could compete with a thirty-year-old he might be seeing. He says he’s not seeing anyone else. He wants her. If he can’t have her the way he wants, fire him now, but if she comes at him like she wants him, he’s not a piece of meat. He walks away, and she says, okay.

She goes to the bar, and orders scotch on the rocks. I retch because I hate scotch, even the smell. She watches Roderick talk to a customer. She asks if Rocky is free, and Rocky tells her Roderick is serious. She says he’d better make it a double.

Justin washes the dishes while Jeffrey dries. Justin asks, who keeps calling. Jeffrey says, his dad. Justin says, sorry about that, and Jeffrey says he shouldn’t have put a gun to David’s head. Justin says David shouldn’t have sent people after him. Jeffrey knows, and Justin asks why Jeffrey is sticking up for him. Jeffrey says he’s not. He’d better go. Justin doesn’t want him to leave. He notices Jeffrey got a text, and asks if it was Jeffrey’s dad. Jeffrey says it was, and Justin asks what he said. Jeffrey says, nothing. He just wants him to come home already. Justin says Jeffrey put his phone face down. Is he hiding something? Jeffrey says, no, but Justin wants to see. Jeffrey says he’s not doing that. It’s his phone. Justin says Jeffrey can go through his phone, but Jeffrey doesn’t want to. Justin says Jeffrey can see all the nasty texts from his wife, co-workers, boss, mother, and brothers. Jeffrey says it’s his personal business, but Justin wants to see his phone. Jeffrey says, no, and Justin says it’s because he’s lying. Jeffery says, enough; stop. Justin says, they trust each other, right? Jeffrey says he’s not giving Justin his phone. They just had a nice dinner. Can they not do this? Justin keeps insisting, and Jeffrey says he’s going.

Jeffrey’s phone rings, and Justin grabs it. He asks, who is this? and Wyatt says, damn. Is that guy still messing around with him? Justin says he is, and asks again who it is. Wyatt tells him to put Jeffrey on the phone. Justin says he told Wyatt never to call Jeffrey. Wyatt says he’ll call as much as he pleases. Give Jeffrey the phone. Justin says he means it. If Wyatt calls again, he’ll break Wyatt’s jaw. He says, wait. Was Wyatt trying to get ahold of him? Does the straight boy need a fix? Get on his knees again? Wyatt says he didn’t do a damn thing, but Justin says he wanted to. Wyatt says, go to hell, and Justin tells him, don’t call again. Jeffrey says, give him his phone. Justin says he’s been texting Madison. I say, uh-oh. Justin says Jeffrey texted Madison his address. They were having a nice, romantic dinner, and Jeffrey texted the address. What else is in there? Jeffrey says he’s not doing this again. Keep it.

He heads for the door. Justin takes out two guns. He holds one to Jeffrey’s head, and one to his own head.

Next time, Jeffrey says only one gun has a bullet, Benny asks Jim if he wants to go again, and Kathryn tells Jim she’s going to let Hanna keep all of the money.

🐉 Dracarys Or Bust

I don’t know what everyone is so upset about. The remaining dragon is fine.

Varys told a kitchen maid, the greater the risk the greater the reward, when she told him Dany wouldn’t eat, and I had a mental picture of him looking at a medieval motivational poster. (Please note the connection of dots below that I totally missed here.) He tried to get Jon to reveal who he really is, but Jon said Dany was his queen. Varys told him, every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin and the world holds its breath. Tyrion told Dany about Varys meddling, and Dany though Jon betrayed her by telling Sansa, who told Tyrion. Dany said it didn’t matter now, and looked older than sixteen for the first time. Grey Worm took Varys to Tyrion, Dany and Jon. Varys hoped he deserved what was coming, and was proved wrong. Dany sentenced him to die, and it was dracarys and a roasted Varys. I liked him, but well, there you go.

Dany gave Grey Worm Missandel’s old collar, and he burned it. Jon said Dany was his queen and she wanted to get busy, but it was a hard no, which didn’t make her too happy. Tyrion told Dany the people of King’s Landing were prisoners. She said she was going to be merciful… to future generations. Tyrion looked sick. She said the next time Tyrion failed her would be the last. Arya and the Hound were on a mission to kill Cersei. Jaime got caught, and Tyrion went to see him. He told Jaime that Cersei would die unless he could get her to stay her course of action. The city was going to fall, He should escape with Cersei, and start a new life. He said, tens of thousands of innocent lives, and one not-so-innocent dwarf was a fair trade. If it hadn’t been for Jaime, he wouldn’t have survived childhood. At King’s Landing, Cersei was like, see ya, and locked herself in the Keep. Arya and the Hound managed to muscle their way through the crowd,, but Jaime had noon such luck. Waiting on his Iron Boat, (sounds like) Urine Greyjoy kept checking the sky. Why she didn’t do this last week, I’ll never know, but everyone got darcarysed by Dany on Drogon, including Urine. This caused the crew at the city door to scramble around, but they got singed as well. I guess if you want something done right…

Zoolander headed Cersei’s army, and everyone stood around until King’s Landing was blown apart from the inside. Grey Worm led the charge, but I don’t know why he even bothered at that point. Zoolander tried to run, but got trampled, and it was pretty funny. Then he literally got stabbed in the back by Grey Worm. Cersei watched from her off-ivory tower as her city burned. She said all they needed was one good shot. Old guy Hand was like, give up, but Cersei stuck with being delusional, saying the city hadn’t fallen yet, and it wouldn’t today. I laughed when the dragon flew over the city, and everyone scurried to get anywhere but there. (Sorry, I never had much investment in any of the characters, except Tyrion and the dragons, and sometimes find the over-the-top stuff a bit Monty Pythonish.) Then I was really laughing when the head soldier dude threw his sword down, and Cersei’s idea that they’d protect her to the death didn’t happen. Jaime snuck around the back way.

The bell rang, indicating surrender, but Dany didn’t care. She flew straight at the tower Cersei was in, with everyone in the city running like Godzilla was coming. Dracarys was everywhere, and there was a melee with the remaining soldiers, where Jon just stood around spacing out, and Grey Worm single-handedly creamed about five dozen soldiers. He was like Michonne on Walking Dead. Tyrion was like, wtf?

Somehow, Urine survived, and he and Jaime ended up in the same cave. Urine said he became king once he screwed the queen. They fought, and I was like, oh please, don’t let Jaime get killed by this loser. It looked like Jaime was a goner, but that was still debatable. Cersei cried a tear, and old guy Hand said they’d find a better place to wait out the storm. She let him lead her away.

Jaime managed to crawl to his sword, and stab the crap out of Urine. He stomped off, while Urine’s last words were that he got Jaime, and he was going to die thinking he was the man who killed Jaime Lannister. I think the line would have been better had he said the Kingslayer, but that’s just me. The Hound told Arya to go home, but she wanted to kill Cersei. He said revenge was all he cared about his whole life, and look at him. Did she want to be that? He said if she went with him, she’d die. She thanked him, and got the hell out of there, as we all would had he given us that option.

We found out the Mountain looked like Uncle Fester under his helmet. No wonder he’s always so pissed off. Jaime found Cersei, and stopped my fun in watching her be scared for the first time. They clutched each other. The Hound shoved his sword all the way through the Mountain, but it was just a flesh wound, and the Mountain pulled it out, and made like Yul Brynner in the original Westworld. I was hoping Arya would save him, as the Mountain tossed him around like a football, but she was taking a similar pummeling, trying to run with the crowd. The Hound heard me say, get his eyeball, and stabbed the Mountain in it. While the Mountain struggled to pull out the blade, they both went over the side of the tower into the burning city. By now, Jon was all, fall back, like an hour too late. Arya tried to help the people hiding, but ended up in flames herself… or so we thought. Cersei whined to Jaime that she didn’t want to die like this. She should have thought of that before. Idiot narcissist that he is, Jaime said nothing else mattered but them. Everything fell around them.

Arya rose from the ashes. Sadly without dragon babies. She got on a white horse that seemingly appeared out of nowhere, and rode away. Next time – the finale – Tyrion surveys the damage, and Dany rules (?).

Now who’s going to clean up all that dracarys?

💭 What We Thought…

Theories about Jaime, including mine, bite the dust along with King’s Landing.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a27445554/game-of-thrones-director-jaime-brienne/?src=nl&source=nl&utm_source=nl_mnl&utm_medium=email&date=051219&utm_campaign=16850244

🔥 What Happened…

I was possibly too concerned about the remaining dragon to connect the dots.

https://www.distractify.com/p/did-varys-try-to-poison-daenerys?utm_source=distractify&utm_medium=email

Foreshadows come to pass.

https://www.theringer.com/game-of-thrones/2019/5/13/18617389/game-of-thrones-daenerys-targaryen-season-8-episode-5-mad-queen

🐲 How Many Felt…

My favorite recap.

https://betches.com/game-of-thrones-recap-aryas-gonna-take-her-horse-to-the-old-town-road/

📷 Nice Photos!

Trying to end on an upbeat note.

https://nypost.com/2019/05/12/why-game-of-thrones-episode-5-was-the-deadliest-yet/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_content=20190513&tpcc=morning_report&mpweb=755-7911524-711673032

🌴 Due to time constraints (i.e. I need time to sleep), and a Mother’s Day debacle that infringed on said time, I’m begging off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. Both LVP and Giggy (!) made an appearance, which made it worthwhile.

🛀 Soap Within Soap…

While there have been Rows since then, this is the original.

May 7, 2019 – Freedom For Kristina, the President Doesn’t Like Charles, Beverly Hills Goes Camping (Sort Of, Not Really), Promised Throne, Snarky Throne, Reason Rebut, Rogue Coffee Cup & Finally

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Carly comes down to find Jax. They hug.

Anna tells Finn that Robert drives her crazy, but has a way of giving her clarity. She realized the truth was staring her in the face. Peter isn’t her son.

Peter takes Maxie onto a private plane. He wanted to make sure their overdue date was special. She says, a five-star restaurant is special. This is… She tells him it’s hard to pack when you don’t know where you’re going. Is he going to tell her? He says, guess. She guesses they’re going to see a Broadway show in New York. He says, no, but it’s a city. She says, LA? Chicago? Are they going to Portland to see Georgie? He says, no, but he’s filing that away for next time. Think bigger, like internationally. She says it’s a good thing she always takes her passport, and he says he took that into consideration. He says there are bridges, and a tower by a guy named Eiffel. She says, they’re going to Paris?

Michael tells Willow, yesterday was huge for Kristina and his family. He knows it was intensely painful, but Willow says, it was for a good cause. Michael says, that doesn’t make it easier, and thanks her again.

Neil tells Kristina that she’s free to go. The choice is hers. Chase appears at the door and says, there she is. He tells Kristina that she’s not an easy person to find.

Sam arrives at DOD. Shiloh says he was beginning to think she changed her mind. She hands him the recorder, and says it’s her Pledge to him and everything he stands for. She goes inside, and he smiles behind her back. She says, it’s so quiet, and wonders where everyone went. He says they went to a rally in Beecher’s Corners. Normally, he’d be there, but her Pledge requires his special attention. He listens to what she’s recorded.

Anna tells Finn that she has no way of knowing how Cabot’s procedure worked, but guesses it’s a memory that Alex wouldn’t be strong enough to carry on her own; giving birth to a son, and giving him up for adoption. That’s the memory that was implanted; she knows it. She says she should hate Alex, but she doesn’t. She feels kind of sorry for her.

Maxie says she hasn’t been in Paris in forever, and even then, it was only for work. Tell her about it. He describes some sights, and she says he’s using a lot of words she can’t pronounce (and I can’t type that fast). He says he’s talking about the stained glass. When the sun hits it; it’s stunning. He says they can get ice cream, and the best falafel she’s ever had. She says, dessert before lunch? She’s in. She wonders if they can get a croissant in there, and he says they can get one at the metro. She says, bread from a subway station? She’ll see. The attendant says they’re ready for take-off.

Sam asks Shiloh if there’s something wrong. He’d assumed the secret would be about her, but she says she’s already told him all her secrets. He says, it’s about Jason. That means Jason still matters to her. She says, of course (🍷). He’s Danny’s father. He’ll always be a part of her life, whether she likes it or not. Doesn’t it show him how far she’s willing go for him and DOD? She’s putting her own son’s father at risk. He says he’ll transcribe a copy for her to sign. Since she’s already made her financial contribution, they can start her initiation now.

Sonny tells Chase that they’re having a family gathering. He asks who Neil is, and Neil introduces himself, adding that he’s a psychologist. Sonny asks what brings Chase by, and he says he was looking for Kristina. Valerie got a call from her, saying she needed help. Sonny says they got things sorted out, but Chase wants to hear that from Kristina.

Carly says Josslyn will be happy to see Jax. He tells her to let Josslyn rest. Carly says she hasn’t done a lot of that lately. It’s been heart breaking for her, but she’s she’s been strong and so brave. Jax wonders where she gets it from. Carly wishes she could do more to get Josslyn through it, but Josslyn won’t let her. She had to experience all of it. Jax says she’s done more than she knows, and Carly says so has he. He made time to speak to Josslyn every night. She’s sure the time difference made it complicated. She thinks the distance made him a safe place for Josslyn to stay. She could describe Oscar to someone who wasn’t there watching him die. He says he struggled about whether he should get on a plane immediately, but she thinks it was more helpful to wait. He did the right thing, the best thing, by showing up now. Josslyn needs her dad.

Finn asks how Anna feels, and she says it’s complicated. She’s relieved that it wasn’t her who put on a wig and went to Faison. He was a monster. Now she knows she never… Finn says, it’s a huge plus. He can’t imagine how she must have felt; how freaked out and panicked she was. She says, technically, she can, but it wasn’t her; it was Alex. The irony is, Valentin suspected it. When they had that conversation. he never said if it was Alex or her. She never thought she’d be saying this, but she should have listened to him.

Willow and Michael sit outside Kelly’s. Willow says, it’s comfortable. Opening up to him about the pain of missing her son, and now it’s same way. It’s mortifying that she could ever think of being with Shiloh. Michael says he forced her to do something she’d never do on her own, and not to blame herself or think she chose it. It was completely wrong. He suggests maybe she should talk to somebody. He had a similar experience, and didn’t want talk to anyone, but it helped. She says she’ll look into it. Nina approaches their table.

Kristina tells Chase that she just needed get away for a few days. Alexis says Neil was available for some much needed counseling. Kristina says she feels better now, and Chase says there were some concerns, so he was following up. Kristina says she’s right there. She’ll call Valerie when she goes home. Chase says, sorry to bother them, but Alexis says, no apology necessary. After Chase is gone, Neil tells Alexis that her family is adept at… Alexis says, lying? He says he was looking for a more delicate word, but yes. Kristina asks if Alexis rented out her room, or put in a home gym. Alexis says Kristina knows she doesn’t work out. They hug.

Jax tells Carly, it appears congratulations are in order. She thanks him, and he asks when she’s due. She says, late September, early October. He asks if there will be the same complications as with Josslyn, but she says, not this time. She’s being monitored carefully, and she’s eating super healthy. He’d be proud. He says it explains what was going on with Josslyn. She asks what he means, and he says a few weeks ago, during the Niagara Falls incident, he sensed she wanted tell him something, but she didn’t say anything. Carly says, Josslyn has been caught up in everything Oscar. If she has an opinion, she didn’t share it. He says he can lecture her, but she says, please don’t. He’s happy for them, especially Josslyn. After the loss she’s suffered, she gets a new person to love. Carly thanks him for being so wonderful. Jason comes in, and tells Jax that Milo said he was there. He asks if it’s a bad time, but Jax says it gives him a chance to say hi, and thank him.

Shiloh tells Sam, typically, for the initiation, she’d wear a special garment, and her fellow Trust members would be there. Sam is glad it’s just the two of them, and he says he is too. He holds out the cup, saying, something to calm her nerves. She asks if she seems nervous, and he says, no. She tells him that she doesn’t need that. She wants to be fully aware of everything he has planned, and experience it all. He says there will be pain, but she thinks she can handle it. She reclines on the pillows, and he promises, the discomfort will pass, and be followed by pleasure.

Jax says it’s good to see Jason. Carly was thrilled when she found out he was alive. She says, thrilled and grateful he’s been there for her. She’s especially grateful he’s been there for Josslyn. He’s been great, giving her someone to really talk to. She melted down on him. He’s been a good friend. Jax knows what a good friend he is to have, and on behalf of their daughter, thanks him. Jason says they don’t have to thank him. Josslyn is amazing. She’s confident, determined, and one of the bravest people he knows. She’s like Carly in a bunch of ways, but he sees a lot of Jax; compassion, joy, and kindness. Carly says, excuse me? She’s joyful and kind. She’s as joyful as you can get. They just look at her, and she says, what?

Nina tells Michael that she’s sorry to hear about his cousin. Such a tragedy; he was so young. She asks how Josslyn is, and Michael says, hanging in there. It’s very difficult for her. Nina asks him to give his family her condolences. She says, on that note, Sasha is doing great. She thanks him for coming see Sasha, and Michael says he might have given her that cold. Nina is glad they’re both on the mend. Michael asks Willow if she wants coffee, and Willow says, that would be great. He goes inside, and Nina wonders if she’s misreading the situation. Willow asks what she’s talking about, and Nina says Willow knows exactly what she’s talking about.

Anna tells Finn that she can practically pinpoint the time she was taken to the cabin. After Peter was born, and the adoption was arranged in Brussels. Finn says, it makes sense. Anna says it must have been the thing resonating with Alex at the time the transfer happened. It would have been at the top of her mind, and explains why it was given to her. She has to hand it to Cabot; it really worked. Even though she knows it’s Alex and not her who gave birth to Peter, it doesn’t change any visceral feelings. She can remember the creaky stairs, the smell of the room, the midwife. She’s glad it was her sister, but it still feels like it was her. Finn says, in her heart, she still feels like Peter’s mother? and she says, yeah, she does, and she doesn’t want him to know she’s not.

Maxie tells Peter about going to dinner at an out of the way place. It only had eight tables, and the best escargot. He says escargot along with her, and tells her it’s his favorite restaurant in Paris – La Petite Cote, the little cave. Maxie can’t believe it. He asks when she was there, and she says, seven years ago for Fashion Week. He says he was there in the spring of 2012. Imagine if they’d met. Maxie wonders if they would have liked each other, and he says he probably would have asked her out. She says she probably would have said yes, and suggests they’d have gone to dinner at La Petite Cote. He says, that’s a fifth date spot. She says then they would have gone somewhere flirty and superficial. Then she would have gone back to the states, and they would probably have never seen each other again. He’s glad it didn’t work that way. He’s glad they got know each other’s hearts first. Maxie excuses herself to go to the bathroom.

Michael gets a text from Sonny – Your sister is back. Thank Willow. Outside, Nina says, Michael’s cousin just died, and Willow says, it’s awful. She tells Willow, to save this wrist on forehead for her boyfriend Chase. Willow asks if Nina is accusing her of hitting on Michael. Nina says she knows women like Willow. They play the victim, and need attention from men. She scored with Chase, and now she needs Michael to fill the bill? Willow says, that’s ridiculous, and Nina says, it’s true. As women, they know what’s going on. She needs to content herself with the one she has, and leave Michael alone.

Kristina asks Alexis if it’s cool if she comes home for a while. Alexis wants her to live there forever. Kristina is embarrassed, but Alexis tells her, don’t be. Only Shiloh should be embarrassed. Sonny says Shiloh will never be able to hurt her again, and Kristina hugs him.

Carly asks Jason if he’s heard anything about Kristina. He says he’s still waiting, and Jax asks, what’s going on? Carly says, Kristina got herself involved in a cult. It’s a long story, but Sonny and Alexis are trying to snap her out of it. They’re praying it works. Jason says if that wasn’t the case, the whole family would be there for Josslyn. Carly thanks Jax again for coming. If the family can’t be there for Josslyn, it’s probably for the best. Josslyn needs to be with a parent, not her crazy extended family. Jason gets a text – All good with Kristina. You’re clear to get Sam. Jason tells them, everything is good. He just came by to see if they needed anything. He leaves, and Jax says he’s sorry about Kristina. Carly says, it’s all right now. Jax says Sonny and Alexis are looking after their daughter. Now they need to look after theirs.

Anna tells Finn, if it was up to Robert, he’d have her tell Peter immediately. He hates Peter. He can’t forgive what Peter did, and the fact that he’s Faison’s son. It’s her biggest challenge. He’s hard headed and stubborn, and she can’t do that to him. She doesn’t want to. Finn says, then don’t. The reality is that she doesn’t know if any of this is true.

Finn asks, does she know what happened? In her heart she does, but can she show him facts? She can’t because there are none. She asks if he doesn’t believe what she’s saying. He says that’s not what he means. He lived through it with her, but there’s no medical proof that Peter was the memory transfer. And at the end of the day, that’s the story she can tell herself. There’s no proof.  She smiles, and thanks him.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s just excited to get there, and asks where they’re staying. Left Bank? Right Bank? Not that it matters. He says maybe she’s not ready for the plane trip and knowing hearts. He doesn’t want her feel like she needs to fake it or force herself to have a good time. Maybe it’s too much too soon. It’s okay. She frowns at him.

Carly says Josslyn must be catching up on weeks of sleep. Jax says she must be exhausted. Oscar’s death is going to hit her all over again. Carly says she’s probably dreaming Oscar is still alive. Jax says Josslyn was never in denial about Oscar’s prognosis. Carly says, she understood, but like with any other life altering event, you can prepare and accept it… Jax says, until it happens. Carly says Josslyn was so calm and proactive. She helped nurse Oscar through his seizures, and never lost it. I beg to differ, but I’ll let it pass. Carly says Josslyn and Oscar had a forward momentum; they had a plan. Jax says she told him about the list. Carly says, on the last day, Josslyn had a book Oscar never read, and she got to reading it to him. She had a purpose, and now she has to figure out what life looks like without Oscar, and what it means to her. Jax says, maybe she’ll do nothing at first. Carly says, or be overreactive, like her mother. Carly wants to guide her, and help her get through it. Jax says the most important thing is for them to be present. They can take their cues from Josslyn, and if she goes too far off the rails, they’ll intervene.

Chase sees Willow, and tells her that he saw Kristina. Michael comes out of Kelly’s, and says he has great news. Chase says he does too. He found Michael’s sister.

Kristina can’t believe she’s thanking Sonny for having his henchmen kidnap her and take her to a safe house until she came to her senses, but she is. Sonny says, without incriminating himself, in his business, he has the power to intervene on his family’s behalf. He’ll never regret having that power. Alexis doesn’t think they should discuss crimes. Sonny and Kristina both say, alleged crimes. Alexis tells Neil, welcome to her world, and Neil says, what a colorful world it is.

Jason peeks into the window at DOD. He tries the door, but it’s locked.

Anna tells Finn that he’s right. He says, of course (🍷). She says, pinning all this on Peter isn’t fair. She’s the only mother he knows. She thinks that she could love him like a son, and maybe if he hangs around long enough, they could have a real relationship. Finn says, maybe Peter will realize how lucky he is to have her in his life. She says she knows who she’s lucky to have. He looks around, and says, oh, him. She thanks him, and tells him that she can’t say it enough. They hold hands.

Peter says he’ll tell the pilot to turn around, and Maxie says, sit. He does, and she says, if they turn around, and he takes her to Paris next week and not today, she’ll regret it for the rest of her life. She knows she’s nervous; her rambling proves it. He says, what rambling? and she says, embarking with him on whatever this might be, means Nathan and the life they shared together is over. She’s learned nothing good happens if you stay paralyzed. You have to be willing to take a leap. She’s ready. That’s why she’s there. She knows this is right, and knows how they feel about each other. She doesn’t want the plane to turn around. He kneels in front of her, and kisses her. She thanks him for taking her to Paris, and he thanks her for taking a leap.

Willow is relieved Kristina is out of the DOD situation, and Michael says, thanks to her. Chase says he didn’t want to get Michael’s family in trouble. Shiloh is bad news, and if he got his hooks back into her, it could have ended worse; not just for her, but Willow. He wasn’t trying to be a jerk. He’s happy it worked out. Michael says they had different methods, but wanted the same thing. He’s grateful for the both of them. He leaves, and Chase says, what a day. What scared him most was that if Sonny and his family were busted for kidnapping, she would be there. He doesn’t want anything bad to happen to her. She thanks him for caring, and looking out for her, but she would gladly have taken that risk if it meant getting Kristina away from Shiloh. Chase says, it must be nice, and she says, it feels good. Like she’s finally back in charge of her own life. She’s happy she did it. He’s happier it’s behind them. She says, her too, and they kiss.

Carly says, grief is a journey. It’s like walking through the woods in the dark. You know there’s another side, but you have to go through it. Jax says Josslyn can do it, and if not, they’ll be there for her. Carly asks if he wants her to book a room at the MetroCourt, friends and family discount. He says it’s already booked, and she says, of course (🍷). She asks how long he’s staying in Port Charles, but he’s not sure. He’s working out the details. She asks if he’s staying a while, and he says, that’s the plan.

Sonny asks if they’re ready to go. Alexis says she’ll be right behind them. She thanks Neil, and says she doesn’t know what… She knows they couldn’t have gotten through it without him. He’s glad Kristina is safe, and she says that makes two of them. He tells her, this is just the beginning. The work just started. She says, whatever it takes, and he says, he has no doubt.

Shiloh says, ready? We hear the buzz of the tattoo tool. Sam smiles, and says, yeah; she’s ready. He dips another tool into the ink.

Jason kicks in the door.

Tomorrow, Carly asks if Sonny and Jax are getting along, Valerie tells Brad that DOD is bad news, Kim wants to talk to someone about her son, and Jason takes out his gun.

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, my heart had been ripped from my chest as Derrick showed Hanna his lion tattoo.  The tattoo of the man who raped her. The man who is Candace’s father. She backed away, as he sobbed, reminding us all of how unfair life is.

He says he was nineteen. He didn’t even remember her. He knows that’s bad to say, but he didn’t. He was so high; he didn’t even remember. He went to jail that night for robbing a liquor store. He prayed to find the woman he did that too, but he didn’t know it was her. He asks her to please forgive him. He’s so sorry. She tells him not to come near her. He keeps asking her to forgive him, and she tells him, go – now. Benny comes in and asks, what’s going on? Hanna says, nothing, but Benny says, it doesn’t look like nothing. Hanna says Derrick was just leaving, and Benny says he’ll watch him leave.

When Derrick is gone, Benny asks, what happened? She was so happy a while ago. She tells him to drop it. They’re going to see if get a notary to come there and sign the papers in the morning. He asks what about the interest? but she says they’re not going to do that.

Justin stands in front of Jeffrey with a broken bottle to his own neck. Jeffrey tells Justin, stop it; don’t do it. Justin asks why Jeffrey is making this so hard. He gave up everything. Jeffrey says he’s sorry, but he’s not doing anything. He asks Justin to put the broken bottle down. He does, and hugs Jeffrey. He doesn’t know why no one loves him. Does Jeffrey love him? Jeffrey says he does, and Justin tells him, prove it. Stay with him tonight. Jeffery suggests starting with dinner. Justin says he can cook. Jeffrey thinks Justin should talk to someone, and wants them to go together. Justin asks, like couples therapy? Jeffrey says, kind of. He thinks Justin should go first; he’s a little obsessed. Justin says Jeffrey made him that way, and they’ll talk about it later. Jeffrey agrees.

Jeffrey picks up the broken glass. Justin goes in the kitchen, and Jeffery texts Madison the address. Justin brings out more wine. He asks who Jeffrey was texting, and Jeffrey says his dad. He didn’t want David to worry. He doesn’t know Jeffrey is there. Justin says good; David hates him. He says Jeffrey knows what David did to him. Jeffrey says he’s sorry, and Justin thanks Jeffrey for loving him.

Madison’s phone rings. It’s David. He tells David he’ll be right there, and David tells him hurry. He asks if Madison knows where Jeffrey is, but Madison says he doesn’t. Madison asks another nurse, if she had a friend in trouble, and the friend’s father could help him, would she let the father know? She asks if he’s an adult. Madison says, yeah. She says he should tell Jeffrey’s father. He asks how she knows it’s Jeffrey, and she tells him that he’s not good at this. Madison says he did it in the past, and Jeffrey got mad. She says, he’s grown. Madison can’t make him do what he doesn’t want to, and neither can his father. Madison has to go change David’s bandages. She tells him if he thinks Jeffrey is in danger, he should say something. She asks, is it life or death? He says, could be, and she says, then do something.

Jim tells Kathryn that he can’t get Veronica on the phone. They’re going to jail. Kathryn says he’s been there before, and he says she’s not taking him seriously. She says she’s taking him with a shot of vodka, and goes upstairs. His phone rings. It’s Mitch. He wonders who Mitch is, and Mitch says, Malone. He was at the house with Benny. Jim says, Mama Rose’s grandson. Mitch says he has a problem. Jim says he has a lot of problems; be more specific. Mitch says his son. His uncle knows it was him. Jim acts ignorant, and Mitch asks if he wants to play games. Wyatt did what he did to Mitch’s uncle, and they have a hit on him. Jim asks if Rose put the hit on Wyatt, and Mitch says, no; they’ve tried to keep it from her. There were a couple of guys in jail trying to hit him. His uncle wants blood, but Mitch thinks he can get him to not do anything. He needs to speak with Jim, but in the meantime, he’s to keep his son out of sight. Mitch hangs up, and Jim says, what the hell?

Hanna takes a pill, as we all would. She calls Kathryn and says she’s not good. Kathryn says Jim won’t come near her. Hanna asks if Kathryn set her up, putting her in the brownstone, and giving her a makeover? Kathryn asks what Hanna is talking about, and Hanna says, Derrick. Did she know he was in jail? Kathryn says, yes, and Hanna asks why Kathryn didn’t tell her. Kathryn says Derrick has worked for her for years, and he’s a changed man. Hanna asks if she knows what he was in for, and Kathryn says, armed robbery. Hanna asks, is that all? Kathryn is sorry she didn’t tell Hanna, but he’s a really good man. Hanna says, he raped her. Kathryn says she’s calling the police, but Hanna says, not now; years ago. Kathryn is shocked, and asks how Hanna knows. Hanna says she saw his tattoo, and he told her he did it. Kathryn says, oh my God, and Hanna replies, that’s what she said. She says, it was a long time ago. The thing is, that makes him Candace’s father. Kathryn says, this is too much. Hanna says, she was raped and got pregnant. She’ll never forget his lion tattoo. It’s all she could see. She never wants to see him again, and tells Kathryn not to send him over. Kathryn says she won’t, and asks if Candace knows. Hanna says, she knows about the rape, but doesn’t know about him. Kathryn apologizes again, and Hanna says she didn’t know. Kathryn says she’s coming over, but Hanna says, it’s over. She tells Kathryn that a notary is coming in the morning, and to tell her husband. Kathryn says she’s not telling him a damn thing. Hanna says, tell Jim so he’ll leave her son alone, and Kathryn says, okay, and tells Hanna to call if she needs anything. This is just so sad.

Kathryn calls Derrick, and leaves a message for him to call her.

At the White House, the President (whose name I still don’t know, and apparently, neither does IMDb) toasts to new blood. First Lady Margaret says she likes Candace, and Candace thanks her. Margaret asks how they met. Landon starts talking, but the President says, no spin. He wants to hear it from Canace. Candace says they met at the hotel. She was studying in the lobby while she was waiting for her room. She walked over, and said hello, not knowing he was running for President. He had his hat pulled low, and said, hi… Charles finishes, I don’t need another drink. Candace says he thought she was a waitress. Then a guy tried to hit on her, and he came to her rescue. They started talking, have been together ever since. They President says, it’s getting late. They should wrap it up. He thanks them for coming, and tells Candace that she’s lovely. On his way past Candace’s chair, he whispers that she’s a hot piece of Black ass. Candace asks if there’s a restroom, and Margaret shows her the way.

David asks why Madison is so late. Madison says he had to take a cab. He’s having car issues. David is on edge, and Madison asks if he’s in pain. David says, always, but Madison sees he’d been drinking, and can’t give him something. David asks if he knows where Jeffrey is, but he says he doesn’t. David asks Madison to call Jeffrey now. He gets voicemail, and David says call from his phone.

Justin brings the food out. Jeffrey’s phone rings, but Justin tells him not to answer. Jeffrey says he needs to make sure his dad is okay. Justin gets pushy, and asks for the phone. He grabs it, and says, look; it stopped ringing. It’s okay. Can they please have a nice dinner? He’s been through a lot, and would like it to be just them. if it’s important, he’ll call back. Justin tells Jeffrey, dig in.

Madison tells David that Jeffrey still isn’t answering. David asks if he’s with that boy, but Madison says he doesn’t know. The last time he told David what Jeffrey was up to, Jeffrey got upset. He’s not getting in the middle of this. David says, so Jeffrey is with that boy. He’s dangerous. Madison says he knows, and David asks, how? Madison says Justin destroyed his car. He threatens and manipulates Jeffrey. David asks if Jeffrey is at Justin’s apartment. Madison tells David that Jeffrey said he was going there, and texted the address. He begs David not to tell Jeffrey. David tells him hurry with the bandages.

Charles tells the President that it was a great dinner. The President looks at him weird, and he says, sir? The President says, now that everyone is gone, he has something to tell Charles. They don’t like him, or Candace. They think he’s an arrogant a-hole who won be default. Even before he won, the party was planning his demise. He tells Charles, enjoy his four years. Margaret comes back, and says Candace is a gutter trash girl – God bless America. They leave, and Charles looks stunned. Landon comes in.

Some women walk past the restroom, and one says, he’s going to screw this country up. Another says, but at least he has a hot tart to screw. After they’re gone, Candace comes out of the bathroom. Landon asks if Charles is okay. Charles says, yeah, and suggests they get the hell out. Landon says it’s his new home, but Charles says, it’s not the place. The people left a foul taste in his mouth. Candace joins them, and he says, let’s get out of here.

Veronica finds RK in her living room, and tells him to get the hell out of her house. He says, fine, and starts to leave. He says he’s almost to the door, and she tells him, get to it. He says he’s not coming back, and she says, wait. He says he knew she didn’t want him to leave. She asks if he has her jewelry. He says that’s what he wanted to talk to her about. She says, if he doesn’t, guess what’s going to happen? He’s going to jail. He says he tried to get it back; he sort of sold it. She says, that’s his ass, and he says they’re better than this. She suggests he enjoy his last few moments of freedom. He says maybe he can work it off. He knows her fantasies and what she wants. He thinks it’s a good trade. She calls him a child. She says she’s a grown-ass woman, and he’s terrible in bed. He tells her, some people need to be taught. She says she asked him one thing, to get her son’s attention, and he couldn’t do that. He says that’s not him, and she says that’s not her son either. He knows she wants him all to herself. She asks if he wants breakfast, but remembering the grits, he says, no; he’s good. She says she told him to get her jewelry, but he says, they don’t got it. Veronica makes a call, and says she’d like to report a burglary. He says he can make her feel good. She says her husband’s coming back, and RK says they can give him a show. She tells the police, never mind, and says so she wants to be taught. She laughs.

The Attorney General asks the President if the guests have left. The President gets him a drink, and he asks if the President called her a hot piece of Black ass. The President says he should have seen the look on her face. The AG says he would have paid to see it, and the President says he should have come. The AG says, no. He wants to blindside the bitch who robbed him. The President can’t believe this is it. They had a good eight years. The AG says, not all of them, and the President says, every President has his thing.  The AG asks how he thinks the new administration will do, and the President says Charles is an arrogant snot-nosed kid. The party is ready to take him down, but he’s been pretty clean up until this. The sad thing is, he thinks Charles likes her. Why the hell else would he bring a whore into the dining room? The AG says they’ve all done it, but the President says, not before taking office. The AG says he can’t overlook what she did to him. The President says she has no idea who she pissed off. The AG says, no, she doesn’t, and she’ll regret it. He’s going to devastate that bitch whore, and take down the President Elect at the same time. They drink to the hell coming Charles’s way.

In the limo, Candace’s phone rings. She tells Charles, it’s her brother; she’ll call him later. Charles asks if she’s okay, and she asks if she embarrassed him when she was at the table. She heard them talking about her. Charles tells her, before they left, the President said he can’t stand Charles, and wants him to fail. She says, they seemed nice, but he says, they’re playing a game. Don’t fall into it. Rise above it. She says, when they go low, she goes lower, and they laugh. He says he needs her to keep him sane. She says she’ll keep him sane, all right, and he bets she will. She says she couldn’t leave him with those fools. He says she makes him so happy, and she tells him that he’d better remember that when she has to choke one of those ho’s. They kiss, and she asks if he’s done it in a Presidential motorcade. She doesn’t think he would, but he says there’s a lot she needs to learn about him. He tells the driver, the hotel.

Jeffrey tells Justin, the alfredo sauce is good. There’s an insistent knock at the door, and David tells Jeffrey to open it. Justin asks how he knew, but Jeffrey doesn’t know. Justin tells him, hide in the bathroom. To my surprise, he does. David continues banging, and I’m thinking, unless Justin clears the dishes, David will know someone is there. Justin opens the door, and David asks where his son is. Justin says, he’s not there, and David pushes past him. Justin says, coming in? and David says, damn right.

Justin says he’s been waiting for this moment, and puts a gun to David’s head. David asks what the hell he’s doing, and Justin says, breaking and entering. He’s got David now.

Next time, Wyatt hunts his family with a rifle, and Mitch tells Benny that his uncle will break Benny’s legs, and still want the money.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

I heard LVP isn’t even in this episode. Why bother? Oh wait, I can make fun of Teddi. And Dorit. And…

Teddi tells Kyle, no glam squad. Kyle says, if a bear sees you, you have to be cute.

Harry wonders why LisaR is bringing ten pairs of shoes for one night. She says she needs a hair dryer, and he asks if there’s going to be electricity on the trail. She says the most important thing, and adds a bottle of wine. He tells her that she has a bag for three weeks. She says she’s totally prepared, just in case.

Teddi says being outdoors in LA means wearing full-face makeup and not being outdoorsy at all. LisaR says she’s nervous, but it’s good. In her interview, Kyle says she likes to be prepared. She has a machete, tick spray, and an epi-pen.

The women meet at Teddi’s. Erika is the first to arrive, followed by Kyle, who tells them that she got a text from PK. He said he was just joking around. She wishes Dorit had handled it better, instead of making excuses. She told him that she lets go of things easily, it’s done, and thanked him for the text. She doesn’t know if there will be residual feelings from Dorit.

In her interview, Erika says she’s been camping her whole life; she’s a tomboy. In Dorit’s interview, she’s hoping to enjoy the great outdoors, and not have any tension with Kyle on the trip. They get into the RV where there’s a spread waiting. Camille is the last to get there. In her interview, Denise says she’s heard Camille talk about the other women, and doesn’t think she’ll shut up during the trip. She wonders if it’s gong to be another trip where everything goes sideways, or will they have a good time?

Erika says she wanted to be a truckdriver or a Playboy bunny when she was young. The women are already freaking out about various aspects of being outside, and in her interview, Erika says, these chicks are having a meltdown, and they haven’t even left LA. They discuss sleeping arrangements, and stop at a grocery store for dinner and tomorrow’s breakfast. Teddi says all they need are hot dogs, hamburgers, and alcohol. LisaR suggests donuts, and Dorit says everyone is grabbing things like it’s Armageddon. In LisaR’s interview, she says they need the whole camping experience of food. She puts Cheetos in the cart. Denise asks if they think they’re good for one night, and the tab comes to over $600. In Teddi’s interview, she doesn’t understand, since they won’t even use half of it.

Ventura ranch KOA. Deer! Peacocks! LisaR says it’s way better than she expected. It’s like glamping. No kidding. Those tents are more like hotel rooms. I’m not sure why they even brought an RV. In her interview, Erika wonders if there’s a dead body in LisaR’s bag. Vanderpump? Edwin’s assistant Michelle has come along, although no one explains why. LisaR unpacks. She’s going to change since she has so many choices.

Beer Pong is set up. Erika feels a little old to be playing that, and goes for a massage. Yeah, real camping. No one seems to know how to play Beer Pong, even a little bit, although Dorit scores some points. In her interview Teddi says, for a woman who has a lot of opinions on stemware, Dorit knows her way around a Solo cup.

Teddi asks if Kyle regrets going to see LVP. Dorit doesn’t know why LVP is angry with her. Teddi says Dorit was the one LVP was originally angry at. It was her punishment. Erika comes back in a golf cart, saying she really needed that. Denise asks how her face looks so good. LisaR says she can’t afford to squish her face, even for a massage. Don’t they have an opening for your face in the table? Dorit says as far as LVP goes, LVP drew a line in the sand. She couldn’t have made it clearer. Erika says, if you want to be an a-hole be an a-hole. She cares about the women who showed up. She never bought it, and never will. That’s how she feels. IN her interview, she says it’s like the queen who shows you the apple. Want some? Kyle misses her, but Teddi says it was her choice. Dorit says she gave them a fait accompli. She made it clear. Erika says her life will be fine without that bitch. Sorry, but not really.

They go hiking, and Kyle says she has a phobia about ticks. In Kyle’s interview, she says she likes being in the outdoors, but her husband always tries scaring her, saying there will be bugs. She just doesn’t like spiders, snakes, or any kind of bug. She clicks some sticks together, saying it calls the deer, which is news to me. Climbing instructor Forrest meets them. They harness up and climb a fake wall in the middle of a park that probably has real walls to climb. Teddi, Dorit, and Erika go first. In Erika’s interview, she says Dorit looks like Spiderman, and she’s impressed. In Teddi’s interview, she says Dorit kicked her butt rock climbing. Camille tells them the harness is like a strap-on. In her interview, she tells us that she and her ex did kinky sexy play. It’s what we do for the people we love. I don’t. Kyle, Camille, and LisaR go next. Kyle doesn’t like heights, and wonders why she’s climbing a fake rock. Peer pressure is ridiculous. When she thinks how high up she is, she gets scared. In her interview, she says her entire body goes numb. We flash back to her hanging back from looking at a view from a tower and being in a sky car. Kyle has enough, and goes back down.

Dinner is prepared. LisaR gets a massage. Denise says she used to be a vegetarian up until a few months ago. In her interview, she says up until she met Aaron, she was a vegetarian. Lola was devested when she found out Denise ate meat, like she’d been doing drugs. Dorit tells them, plastic on the grill isn’t a good idea. Wow. Even I know that. In Dorit’s interview, she says, these girls don’t belong anywhere near a fire. They’re going to kill somebody, if not themselves. They make a mess of a hamburger that totally falls apart. Teddi comes back, tells them they’re fired, and finishes the grilling. LisaR returns, and can’t believe they’re already eating.

Kyle asks Camille how she’s feeling about the wedding, and she says she can’t wait. Denise and Erika can’t go, and she says LVP didn’t come to her bridal shower, so she doubts LVP is coming to the wedding. Teddi says she’s reached out and done what she can. If she really cares, don’t text. Call if she really wants LVP there. In Camille’s interview, she says Teddi is inserting herself into a conversation where she shouldn’t necessarily be involved. Teddi says, it’s Camille’s big day. and the people there should be there for her. In her interview, Camille finds Teddi being a know-it-all irritating. I think Teddi’s problem might be that she thinks she’s still at work when she’s with her friends. I find her irritating too, and if she tried to accountability coach me when I didn’t ask for advice, I’d be tempted to smack her.

Teddi builds a fire (sounds like a children’s book). Kyle calls her Grizzly Adams. Denise comes back from her massage, and they talk about happy endings. Denise says Aaron never had one, so they went on a hunt. Everyone is shocked, and Teddi says Denise has a fetish. What? I guess she even knows it all about things she doesn’t know. Denise says she doesn’t. Aaron was the only dude she knew who never had one. He was mortified. In Kyle’s interview, she says if anyone went near her husband like that, they’d lose an arm, and he’d lose an important appendage. In Dorit’s interview, she says, it will never happen, PK. In Teddi’s interview, she says, her husband’s happy ending would have a happy removal shortly afterward. Erika says she never heard Tom say he had one, but she knows he was a young man once. Because she’s an unfiltered moron, LisaR asks if Denise watched, and Denise says, no! nearly spitting out her drink. Kyle asks if Denise has had one. Denise says she has, but didn’t plan for it. It just happened. She says she’s feeling judged. In her interview, LisaR says, if that’s what your freak flag wants to do, fly it. Just don’t get arrested. Erika asks why everyone is acting like nuns. In Denise’s interview, she says Aaron might be upset that she revealed this information. LisaR asks, who else has secrets? Because this is just the venue you’d want to reveal them in. Camille says she was in a relationship for three years in NYC, and they had incredible sexual encounters. She then explains how to massage a prostate, and we’ll leave it at that. Dorit asks who wants a drink. At this point, me.

Camille says it seems better with Kyle and Dorit. Dorit says PK sent her a text, and she doesn’t think what he said was malicious. Once again inserting herself, Teddi says, not malicious, but deliberate. Dorit comes back with drinks, and Kyle says they were talking about PK and the other night. He sent her a text. Dorit says, in the beginning she said she appreciated how Kyle felt. She thought they were good. Kyle tells her, men say stupid sh*t sometimes. Well, that about sums it up. Is it time to go home? Teddi says, even if it’s not malicious, he’s covering his own ass. The backtracking didn’t go well. In her interview, Camille says, Teddi has an answer for everything. That’s what I mean. I’m not defending her at all – she’s annoying as hell – but it’s what she does for a living and can’t turn it off. Teddi thinks he was acting out because of how he felt about the whole situation. Dorit doesn’t think it helps to be unfair afterward. Teddi says it wasn’t about Kyle, but Dorit doesn’t think so. Camille agrees. She says Teddi is knowledgeable for her age, but inserts herself where she doesn’t belong. Teddi hates people who talk down to her. Camille says sometimes she inserts herself in conversations that have nothing to do with her. Like after PK made the remark to Kyle. We flash back to her doing that. Camille says, it upset Dorit. Teddi tells her, stick to the storyline. Does she mean stay in her lane? Stay on topic? What? It sounds like it doesn’t apply. Teddi says she doesn’t like to be talked down to. The way she says Teddi is young, is passive/aggressive. Camille tells Teddi that she said Teddi pushed herself into a conversation between two of them. She sat there with LisaR, acting like she knew everything. Camille thought it was inappropriate, and she’s a bit of a know-it-all. Teddi says she noticed Camille likes to talk out of the side of her mouth, but backs down when she’s face to face. I dunno. I think Camille thinks out loud while she’s making up her mind. Teddi says she just expressed an opinion. Camille says Teddi thought there was a conspiracy going on. We flash back to Teddi thinking practically the entire season was manufactured by LVP. In Camille’s interview, she says, if you know that much, you don’t have to tell everyone how much you know. Wow. She’s right. LisaR says, this was all created by someone else, and Camille says, it’s like a toxic wave. Kyle can’t lie about what happened, but she still cares about LVP. She chose not to be there. Dorit says she had a friend who said there’s no friendship, and doesn’t love her. We flash back to how things ended with LVP. Then she had Kyle saying she had never heard LVP talk about Dorit. Kyle says she didn’t mean it that way. Denise thinks they should go onward and upward. Teddi says she’s not even drunk, and Erika says she’s drunk for her age. Ha-ha! Okay, that was funny. LisaR says, the sad part is, she’s the oldest in the group right now.

It’s morning, and Teddi goes for a run. Kyle says she’s a nut. LisaR says she had a dream that Kyle got Portia a squirrel. We see clips of Kyle planting fake spiders in the other so-called tents, and slipping a stuffed rat into LisaR’s tent. In her interview, Kyle says she never went to summer camp. Camille joins them, and it’s dead silent while they drink coffee. In Teddi’s interview, she says she’s not going down that rabbit hole. Erika puts whipped cream on a pumpkin pie, and forks the pie, not bothering to slice it. In her interview, she says, it’s the breakfast of champions. She ruins this by then eating Cheez-Wiz on crackers. Blech. It’s time to go, and I honestly don’t get it all this for one night. Seriously.

Back on the road, Kyle says she wants to do research on happy ending places. Erika says they’re all invited to her show on Sunday. She knows Camille is getting married, and Denise is filming, but the rest of them can bring their husbands if they want.

In her interview, Kyle thinks it helps relationships to get to a deeper place when they go on trips. Laughing, arguing, sharing things in a different place. You’re not getting that at a cocktail party. The women talk about social media, and Kyle says Instagram has changed since the Kardashians. And the ideal body type is unreal. LisaR says, it’s not an easy time to grow up. When they were growing up, they had a mirror to deal with. Now, there’s social media pressure to be perfect. In LisaR’s interview, she says her girls had a rough time. More than anything, she’s tried to teach them how to love themselves, no matter how they look. Kyle wonders if there’s more pressure in LA and Hollywood, but the others don’t know if that’s true anymore. Erika says she looks at herself like art. A project where she creates what she wants.

They sing Kumbaya, and Denise laughs.

Next time, LVP gets her new kitchen, Camille asks LVP to come to her wedding, and a disaster happens at Erika’s show.

🐲 In Case You Live Under a Rock…

Or just got online for the first time in your life today.

On Game of Thrones, Tormund informed Jon that only a madman or a king rides a dragon. The Hound said Sansa had changed, and also said, I told you so, but with more words. Gendry asked Arya to marry him and be the Lady of wherever he’s from, but she said she was never a lady and never would be. He didn’t give her the option of being a dude, so…  Jaime and Brienne had sex. I guess we can all die happy now. Dany was worried about having everything taken from her. She told Jon to never tell another soul who he really is. Even though he didn’t give a flying, she said it would take on a life of its own, no matter how many times he bent the knee. She told him the truth would destroy them, and even though she’d never begged for anything, she was begging for this. Since they had her help in the dead battle, Dany wanted Winterfell to reciprocate by going against Cersei. Bron proposed a plan to Tyrion and Jon, Sam and Jon promised they were BFFs for life, and everyone set sail for King’s Landing. Missandei and Grey Worm held hands on the boat. When Tyrion told him eight people knew about Jon’s lineage, Varys said it wasn’t a secret anymore, but an affirmation. No surprise, Cersei was a step ahead, and (sounds like) Urine Greyjoy was waiting with his own boats. I’ve about had it with CGI dragon abuse though, since we lost Dracarys. Needless to say, Dany was both pissed and vindictive, and Missandei was also lost in the battle. Cersei said their message was well received, and the head Sparrow, or whatever he is, said the people were glad for her protection. Cersei told the Greyjoy dude, well done, and talked about the child they were having. Cersei wasn’t worried about Dany coming for her, and was holding Missandei prisoner. This highly pissed off Grey Worm, who’d probably grieved for her already. Varys advised Dany against revenge. He begged her not to destroy the city she came to save, and become what she’s struggled to defeat. She said her destiny was to save the world from tyrants, and she’d do it if she had to kill a million innocent people first. Okay, she didn’t say that exactly, but that was the gist. Fight for peace. Varys asked Tyrion who would make the best ruler, and Tyrion said Jon didn’t want it. Varys asked how he knew it wasn’t someone who didn’t want it, and said Jon has what it takes. Tyrion believed his queen would make the right choice. Tyrion said most people claimed they didn’t care who sat on the throne, but Varys said if the wrong person did, it could cost those people their lives. He was loyal to the people, as I’d always thought. He said, each of them had a choice to make, and prayed they chose wisely. Brienne said Jaime was better than his sister. He’s a good man, but he couldn’t save her. He said he pushed a kid out a window and strangled his cousin with his bare hands. He wasn’t exactly a good guy. He went off to help Cersei, negating his pending good guy status, but I’m wondering if he might not sabotage her instead. Hey, I can dream. When Dany went to Kings Landing, I fully expected them to toss Missandei’s head out the door or throw her from a tower, but old guy Queen’s Hand came out to meet Tyrion. It kind of reminded me of the negotiations on Million Dollar Listing. Tyrion was like, work with me, help me here, and old guy was like, I’m just representing. Tyron was like, forget this, and went past him to his superior. He said he knew she didn’t care about her people, and they hate her, so what’s the difference? She always loved her children though, more than anything. Her reign was over, but that didn’t mean her baby had to die. I said to myself, you know she’s never giving in, and she confirmed that by saying now was the time for Missandei’s last words. Missandei looked at Grey Worm, and Cersei, who can’t do her own dirty work, had the Mountain chop Missandel’s head off, blending my predictions as her body fell from the rampart. This pissed Dany off even more, but she didn’t put a curse on Cersei in Dothraki as we all would have. She just stomped away. Then The Omen singers sang over the end credits.

🏆 And the Award For Snarkiest Recap Goes To…

I love them.

https://betches.com/game-of-thrones-recap-youre-a-virgin-who-cant-drive/

❓ I Have Some Answers…

In discussing why this season of GoT might suck, two reasons given were, Jon got rid of Ghost and Jaime left Brienne for Cercei. One, maybe Jon thought Ghost would be safer staying behind and we’ve already lost enough animals, plus a giant, and two, how do we know? We know what Jaime said, but how do we know?

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a27371693/game-of-thrones-season-8-sucks/

☕ The Infamous Coffee Cup…

Uh-oh. Someone is in trouble. Probably the stage manager.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a27371261/game-of-thrones-starbucks-cup/

https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/games-of-thrones-accidentally-leaves-coffee-cup-in-episode/

Nope. It’s Sansa who’s in trouble.

https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/game-of-thrones-fans-say-sansa-stark-to-blame-for-coffee-cup-goof/

The final word.

https://nypost.com/2019/05/07/the-infamous-game-of-thrones-coffee-cup-wasnt-from-starbucks/

The best quote.

The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake, a spokesperson for the cable network said in a statement. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.

💃 My Feeling Upon Finishing This…

That was a lot of TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2019 – A Package Comes For Doc, More Kiefer, Observed This Week, HAHN Return Date, a Heavenly Number of Quotes & Weekend Edge

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Nina meets Valentin at the MetroCourt, and tells him that she arranged a playdate between Aiden and Charlotte. Charlotte was amenable, and she’s glad Miss Tait didn’t diminish that part of her. She can’t help thinking about how Maxie and Peter believed Obrecht was blackmailing him. She asks what that’s about.

Maxie and Peter find Obrecht at Charlie’s. Maxie asks why she vanished before the results of the DNA test came in. Wasn’t she curious? Obrecht says she couldn’t bear to witness her niece’s broken heart when she found out Sasha wasn’t her daughter.

Sasha punches the heavy bag at the gym. Michael comes in and asks who’s face she’s imagining. She says, herself.

Laura looks at an article about Ryan’s hand being found. Elizabeth joins her, and Laura asks how Aiden is. Elizabeth gets a text, and says, Nina wants to arrange a playdate for Aiden and Charlotte.

Jordan sees Franco at the hospital. He asks how she is, and she says she’s getting used to her new routine of early morning dialysis. She asks about him, and he says he’s fully recovered. He’s hoping the discovery of Ryan’s severed hand means he’s no longer on the earth. She says the authorities are convinced of it, but it never hurts to be extra cautious. Franco says the upside is, now they can tell the difference between Ryan and Doc. Good point! Doc comes down the hallway, startling them.

Ava walks into her apartment, and sets the alarm. She hears someone in the hallway, and takes out her gun. She says she knows Ryan is out there, and tells him to show himself. It’s Curtis, who says, relax. She asks how long he’s been following her, and he says, not long. She tells him come in and explain himself. She asks, what’s going on? and he says he’s the protection her brother hired. Julian is worried about her. She asks if he’s afraid she’ll hurt herself or hurt Ryan.

Laura wasn’t aware that Charlotte and Aiden were friends, and Elizabeth says Aiden never said anything. Laura hopes it’s progress, and Charlotte is trying to get along with him. Elizabeth has the sneaking suspicion Franco had something to do with it. Laura says he’s invested in the boys. Elizabeth understands he has good intentions, but wishes he’d talk to her first. Is it too much to ask for full disclosure? Laura says, apparently so.

Doc tells Franco and Jordan that he has both hands. Jordan is glad Doc was released, but he says, Nora gets the credit. He was just clearing out his office. Franco asks if he’s going to practice elsewhere. Doc doesn’t know. He still has his license, and is waiting to see if he gets reinstated, but if there are patients that want to see him, he’ll rent a space. He continues on, and Jordan says she hopes Franco isn’t planning on leaving town. He asks how he ended up under investigation.

Obrecht tells Maxie not to worry. Nina will forgive her for running around with Peter, and planning to take away her daughter. Maxie says she’s already been forgiven, and Obrecht asks if Nina has finally seen Valentin for the liar he is. Peter says Nina and Valentin are more in love than ever. Obrecht says even after they exposed him? Maxie says, there was nothing to expose. The test proved that Sasha really is Nina’s biological daughter.

Michael has his turn on the heavy bag, and says Sasha can have it back, but she says she already had a great workout. She asks whose face is on it for him, and he says a guy who’s been messing with his sister. Sasha thinks that’s sweet, and he holds the bag for her while she gets in a few more punches.

Valentin tells Nina that Maxie and Peter made an assumption based on erroneous speculation. They couldn’t have known what happened with her and Cassandra. Nina says Valentin wanted to call the police, but she said no because of her record. They should have called. Now Obrecht is holding over her like a sword. Valentin says Obrecht isn’t turning her in. She’s just using it to get what she wanted from him. She’s sick and twisted, and not asking him for a favor if she can blackmail him. He says they have everything they can want; Charlotte, Sasha, and a bright future. He suggests they not look back in the shadows, but toward their wedding with their daughters. Nina says he found the child she thought she’d lost, who’s now in her life, and he has Charlotte. They have everything they want. It’s a dream come true, but dreams aren’t made to last. How can she erase the past when she thinks she’s only seconds away from the next heartache? Valentin says they have a bond that’s unique. The naysayers and critics will never get it. He takes her hands in his, and says, what they have is stronger than anyone knows.

Obrecht says, Sasha is actually Nina’s daughter and her niece? It’s truly miraculous. Maxie is glad for Nina’s sake, but since it’s not about Sasha, what secret is Obrecht holding over Valentin’s head? Obrecht doesn’t have the slightest idea what they’re talking about, but since they’re pestering her, she’s moving to another location. They’re interrupting her flow, but she’s grateful for the uplifting news. Outside, she flashes back to seeing Valentin at Madeline’s casket.

Laura tells Elizabeth, if only Doc had said something, she would have known they’d switched places, and could have avoided the devastating loss. Elizabeth says, it wasn’t malicious. Doc made a terrible mistake, but others have been forgiven for much worse. Laura says she was relieved when Doc’s case was dropped, and Elizabeth says, so was she. It would have been terrible if Doc went to prison for his brother’s crimes. Laura thought so too, but she doesn’t know how go forward. Their marriage is in limbo. Alexis drew up divorce papers but she couldn’t bring herself to sign them. It’s not just about her though. Lulu had a massive panic attack when she saw Doc with Laura at home. It’s part of why she suggested Lulu go away. Elizabeth says, Lulu is strong; she’ll get through it. Laura says, it’s a good place to heal. She’s never been more confused. Despite his mistakes, she still loves Doc as much as she ever did.

Franco asks Jordan what he did now, but she says, he’s not a suspect; just the opposite. She’s asking because the PCPD wants to acknowledge his help with the investigation. Because of him, they uncovered the truth, and the full extent of Ryan’s crimes. She tells him to be around next month, and he tells her to let him know the date. She says he did a great service, but doesn’t think he was heroic. They both know she dragged him kicking and screaming, and blackmailed him. She says, he got the job done, and they’re grateful.

Franco sees Doc at the elevator, and says, when Doc lands somewhere, let him know. Doc asks if he wants and appointment, and Franco says Doc got him more than any other shrink. Elizabeth reminded him of that. Doc says he left Franco open to Ryan’s lies and manipulation. No other shrink failed him like that. Franco says Doc helped him. He listened, offered insight, and never judged. He’s trying to follow Doc’s example. Doc says he’d welcome the opportunity to work with Franco again. Franco says he’ll think about it.

Ava says, so her brother took it upon himself to hire a bodyguard, and Curtis says, you’re welcome. She says, thank you, but no thank you. Curtis says Julian knew she was on edge, and if Ryan is still alive, she’s his number one target. It’s for her peace of mind. She has no doubt he’s excellent, but she has no intention of being followed around. She has to live her life. He says, or what’s left of it. What’s she doing with a gun? She says, so she can protect herself. He says, it’s smart to take precautions, but reverting back to her bad ways and giving Ryan vigilante justice, not so much.

Nina is worried that Obrecht knows a secret that can ruin them, and will do it again, but Valentin says she knows where her bread is buttered. And she has priorities. She wants to see James, and has to be on good terms with Maxie to do that. She can’t do that, and be blackmailing him. Nina says, it makes sense, but Obrecht rarely makes sense. She’s smart and unpredictable, and wants to tear them apart for no reason. Obrecht walks in, and waves.

Sasha tells Michael, good workout. He helps get the tape off of her hands, and asks if she’s sore. She says, a little. He rubs her hand, and she says, how about him? She rubs his hand, and he says, a little. She gets up, and says the last time they saw each other, she couldn’t get away fast enough. He asks if it was something he said, and she says, yeah. He asks if he did something offensive, and she says, no. He opened up wide about his ex, and she hasn’t been up front. He’s looking for someone in life whose honest like him, not like her. Michael gets up, and walks away.

Maxie tells Peter that Obrecht seemed unexpectedly surprised and relieved to find out Sasha is Nina’s daughter. Peter agrees, and Maxie wonders what she’s holding over Valentin’s head. There’s definitely something suspicious about him too. Peter doesn’t think so. Some things should be kept hidden. Maxie asks if they shouldn’t find out what the truth is, so Valentin doesn’t hurt Nina again.

Elizabeth tells Laura that she wouldn’t be with Franco if it wasn’t for her. She would have lost out on a loyal man who adores her and the boys. She knows at its core, Franco’s heart is in the right place. What it comes to is, who is the man at his core? Laura says she’s right. The fundamental man is what matters most. Elizabeth has to go, but tells Laura that she saw Doc earlier at the hospital. He was cleaning out his office. She thinks moving is going to be tough. Laura thanks her, and makes a worried face. Since Griff is no longer around, Laura definitely makes the best one.

Ava tells Curtis to let Julian know she fired him. She has no need of his services. Curtis says, technically, she didn’t hire him, so she can’t fire him. She says she can make it impossible for him to do his job; call him out, blow his cover, tell the cops he’s stalking her. He doesn’t doubt she can drive him crazy, but he was there when she saw Kiki in a body bag. He’ll never forget it; it broke his heart. He’s sorry for her loss, and would like to help. She says he can help by getting the hell out of there. He goes to the door, turns to look at her, and leaves. Ava takes out her gun, and says, come on, Ryan. Come and get me.

Michael returns to Sasha, who says she thought she’d run him off this time. He says he went to the ice machine, and puts some on her hand. He says she’s not being clear, and she says he values honesty, and there have been times in her life when she’s been less than. Michael tells her not to beat herself up. He just offered to buy her a drink, not get married. She says she wanted to close any doors before they opened to avoid any… whatever. He say hypothetically speaking, if she doesn’t regret the untruth she told, is it possible she might like him, or is that what she’s lying about? Sasha says she’s not lying about liking him. She’d never lie about that.

Maxie says Valentin lobbied for Peter to retract his statement. Why do it without leverage? Peter says he knows Valentin would want to protect Nina. Maxie says, that’s how the DNA test started, and Peter says, and now look how it turned out. They’re just starting to rebuild their relationship. Maxie says, if Sasha hadn’t intervened, she’d still be tiptoeing around Nina. Peter thinks she should stop trying find something. He wouldn’t mind not spending their downtime waiting for the other shoe to drop. Maxie is afraid it will drop on Nina first, but Peter says, she’s a big girl. She knows who she’s remarrying. Let her be happy. Maxie wonders how he can say that, when Valentin caused him so much pain?

Valentin says Nina should suck it up for James’s sake, but she says she’s not there yet. Obrecht says she saw Maxie and Peter. They told her the good news. She’s relieved and happy. Nina says, is she? Does Obrecht really care about her? She walks off, and Obrecht asks if Valentin would care to explain the hostility. She’s sure it’s his doing. He says she’s rightly assuming that, since she was blackmailing him. She says how would she do that without leverage? Sasha passed another DNA test that proved she’s Nina’s daughter. How did he arrange that?

Curtis meets Jordan in that new cellar-like café. Curtis says Ava is on to something. When she said she doesn’t believe Ryan is alive, she doesn’t just believe it, she’s hoping he is. Jordan asks, why? He says a serial killer got her to fall in love with him, and murdered her daughter. What’s she going to do? Wait for him to be brought to justice, or seek it for herself? The only problem is, if Ryan is still alive, how did he survive without a hand? There was mad blood loss, the risk of infection, and he had to be weakened. Jordan says, he had help, but if he did, they’re probably dead already.

Franco arrives at Ava’s apartment, and asks why she needs to see him. She says she needs a boyfriend, and he’s the perfect man. He says they did that. It didn’t work out then, and it won’t now. Besides, he’s married. She says he’ll just be posing. Putting on a show to lure Ryan out. Franco says, the last time, he got stabbed for his trouble. She says it just needs to be convincing enough to make Ryan jealous. Lure him out of hiding, and into a trap. He says a presumably dead serial killer, and she says they can make him pay. Finally and forever. They can do this for Kiki.

Doc thanks Elizabeth for whatever she said to Franco on his behalf. She says his mistake doesn’t negate how he helped Franco. He made Franco whole, and she’ll always be grateful. She hopes things work out for him. He goes to the elevator, and Laura comes out. She heard it was moving day. He says he’s clearing out his office to make room for his replacement. She says no one can replace him. He says, apparently Ryan did. He can’t forget, the hospital sure can’t, and he’s certain she can’t either. She says, no, but she can put it in perspective.

Peter doesn’t want Maxie to have a grudge on his behalf. He doesn’t want revenge on Valentin, and neither should she. Maxie says Anna put him up for adoption, doing what she thought was best, and finding a loving home. Valentin wrecked it by giving him to Faison. Peter says he also instantly regretted it. If not for Valentin, his father would have tangled up his destiny. His father was evil, and now he’s dead. He prefers to leave the past in the past, where it can’t hurt him.

Obrecht asks Valentin, if the DNA test was positive because Sasha is really Nina’s daughter, why was he standing over Madeline’s coffin? Perhaps Nina should hear about it. He says she’s brave, but slow to appreciate the gravity of her situation. As long as he and Nina happy, she’ll be happy. When they’re not happy, all bets are off the table.

Franco tells Ava, it’s a fantastically terrible idea. She says, fantastically brilliant. Ryan is already jealous of him. Imagine if he found out Franco had taken his place in her bed. He says, not happening. She says Ryan murdered her daughter, and she won’t rest until he’s dead. He tells her, find another patsy. God help them – and her.

Jordan tells Curtis that she checked all of the doctors in the area. Curtis says maybe it’s someone other than. She says they checked within a hundred mile radius. He says he got a text that pointed him in the right direction.

Laura says when she found Doc at Ferncliff, even when the situation was deeply terrifying, she was also overcome with a sense of joy, because realized the idea that he’d stopped loving her was a lie. He’s a sweet man, patient with her precious grandchildren, and took a bullet for her. That man is still around. The one who she loved, and still loves. He says he never stopped loving her. She says maybe this is the place they can start over. They kiss.

Maxie thinks it’s great that Peter has made peace with Valentin. She underestimated him. She didn’t know he was so evolved. He says don’t give him too much credit. Valentin is in a prison of his own making. If he’s lying, he’s living in fear that Obrecht will tell Nina. Maxie asks if he thinks it’s worth it to ask Obrecht. He says not on his account. He doesn’t care; that’s the point. There are consequences. He had rage for his father, and he paid the price. She and Nathan did. He can’t go back to that life. He knows true happiness; moving forward with her.

Obrecht says Peter and Maxie worked in Valentin’s favor. Why the powerplay? Unless he’s keeping a secret. He says she should be asking how she can keep Valentin happy. She has far more to lose than he does. He walks out.

Michael puts ice on Sasha’s hands, and asks how she’s feeling. She has a question first. She wants to apologize for running out at the bar; it was rude. He says, accepted. What’s the question? She asks if he thinks they can still be friends. She doesn’t need… whatever, but she could use a friend. Something uncomplicated, a have a hit at the heavy bag friend. He says he’s completely on board. An uncomplicated friendship.

Which they immediately decide to complicate by getting busy. Surprising everyone with an unexpected song part.

Elizabeth asks if Franco knows anything about a playdate between Charlotte and Aiden. Franco says he told her that he went to see a friend. He explained what was going on to Nina. Knowing that Charlotte was a pint-sized influencer, he said he thought if she became friends with Aiden, the other kids would fall in line. He knows he should have run it by her first. She says, maybe he should have, but she’s discovered she loves him for making their life better and, boneheaded husband that he is, she’s glad he’s all hers.

Ava calls Scotty, and asks him to come over. She’d love to see him.

Curtis tells Jordan, if Ryan is alive, he would need things like bandages and painkillers. He put his feelers about to pharmacies up north, and got a hit. Shortly after Ryan disappeared, a pharmacy near Niagara Falls was burglarized. They never caught the perp.

At the hospital, a messenger comes with a package for Doc. Doc asks who it’s from, and he says, it’s from someone named Chamberlain. I’m guessing it’s the hand.

On Monday, Scotty asks what plan Ava is cooking up; Shiloh tells Jason the more Sam trusts him, the closer they become; and Laura freaks out at what’s in the box. Yep. It’s the hand.

🚑 Kiefer Confirm…

The experts validate that Alexis confessed. Again I ask, where’s the leverage?

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👀 Some Observations From This Week…

There has been some internet brouhaha about throwing a piece of cheese on a toddler’s head, to see the reaction when it sticks. Apparently, some people are concerned it will traumatize the kid for life. Highly doubtful. I’m sure there are also PETA members crying out because people are throwing cheese at dogs’ heads. Dogs definitely won’t be traumatized, and will eat the cheese. Maybe these toddlers can learn from the dogs. One time when I spit baby food at my father, he checked to make sure my mother wasn’t looking, and threw a spoonful back. Or so I heard. And none of my problems come from post-traumatic baby food throwing.

A large portion of Mexican Dynasties has focused on Adan’s musical career, and how wonderful his family thinks he is. There seems to be only one person (Doris… I think) being sensibly minded, and saying they’re not being objective. He’s just not that good. It’s not that he might not become that good, but he’s not going anywhere right now. He’s a mix of a second rate Back Street Boy, and a poor man’s Ricky Nelson. He needs both training and to come into this century.

I watched If There Be Thorns last weekend, and Heather Graham hasn’t changed since she was Roller Girl in Boogie Nights. Is it a great plastic surgeon? Amazing genes? A deal with a witch? What?

I saw two email subject lines this week that were of concern. One was – Gucci for Kids. I don’t even own anything from Gucci. Okay, maybe a pair of sunglasses, but I wasn’t seven when I got them. And the other – Prom Anxiety Text Line. I’m sorry, but can kids deal with nothing among their circle of IRL friends anymore? Have they become so socially inept, they need to consult a phone hotline because they got a zit on prom day or their hair is flat? What happened to Glamour magazine?

📺 The Haves and The Have Nots will return on Tuesday, May 7th. It doesn’t look too promising for Derrick with the lion tattoo. I almost threw up at that reveal.

📟 Quotes of the Week

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. – Winnie the Pooh

Prepare children for the real world, not the one you wish them to have.Dr. Phil

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. – Stella Adler

That doesn’t just go away.Jax Taylor, when asked if he’s still into sucking toes

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.Andy Warhol – or maybe time just passes as things change.

🎆 The New Weekend’s Here!

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I don’t know if it’s glory I’m on the edge of, but catching up on sleep, definitely.

March 19, 2019 – A Sad Prognosis, a Tattoo Revealed, the Shed Burns, Postponing More Puppygate, TV Glimpses & Same Time

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What I Watched Today

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

 

🏃 A lot of TV ground to cover today.

General Hospital

Alex sips at a to-go cup – that actually seems like it has something in it. Brava! She’s been so desperate for tea. She asks who brought it. She’d like to think it was her sister because she cares, but believes it’s Finn. Since he doesn’t know how she takes it, she presumes it’s the way Anna likes it. Finn says it’s their attempt to humor her, and she says consider her humored. She can’t ask for any more – except her sight back. Anna says not until Alex tells her what she needs to know.

Elizabeth asks how Franco is feeling, and he says, feeling ready to get out. He’s wondering where he’s going. She knows what she wants to say, but she’s not sure she can say it.

Josslyn, Cameron, and Oscar look at pictures from the trip. Cameron shares pictures of the gas station from when he took the bus back. They laugh.

Kim thanks Terry for going the extra mile for Oscar. Terry tells Kim and Drew that she’ll let them know when the test results come in. Julian joins them, saying, reinforcements have arrived, and hugs Kim.

Dante tells Sonny that he can’t leave; Raj will kill Sonny. Sonny says, don’t give him a chance. Dante needs to kill him first. Just trust him.

On the house phone, Carly asks, how bad is it? Send her up. She lets Ava in. Ava asks where her daughter is. She demands to see her right now. I guess she’s becoming a drunk.

Elizabeth tells Franco that she keeps going around and around, saying same things. It’s one thing to love him, and another to tell herself that loving him means being disconnected from his history and the things he’s done. Every time something bad happens, his past is thrown in her face. She’s a grown woman, and made the choice to be with him, but she’s also a mom. Right now, the boys know Franco is doing the right thing, and their faith in him is justified, but it doesn’t change what they went through. She hates it, and feels selfish to put kids through anything because she wants him. She misses their life together. He says he just loves her, and she says she just loves him too, but she has to keep the boys first. She has to do what’s best for them, but doesn’t know what that is. She’s sorry. She knows he wants it settled. Franco tells her to take as long as she needs. She leaves.

Cameron shows Oscar and Josslyn a picture of the bus driver, and a guy who snored the entire way back. Josslyn gets a text, and says, no way. Her team has been invited to a volleyball tournament at Duke. Only fifteen teams are invited. College recruiters are going to be there; it’s so major. Oscar says, they can make it another road trip. When is it? She sees the date is at the beginning of April, and says let her check with her mom before they make plans. Her mom is her manager these days.

Drew says he’ll leave them to it. Julian gives him an empty coffee cup, saying it’s better than the stuff they serve there. Drew gestures with the cup in his hand, like none of us would do with a full cup. Back to square one. He walks off, and Julian asks, what’s the latest? Kim says they’re in a holding pattern, and Julian says it must be frustrating. Kim says she’s terrified for it to end.

Ava calls for Avery. Carly says if Avery was there, she would be sleeping, but she’s not there. Ava tells her, don’t lie. Carly asks if Ava thinks she’d let her in the house like this if Avery could hear her. She’s wasted; stumbling, slurring her words. Go home and sleep it off. Ava says, not without her kid, and Carly repeats she’s not there. Ava says she’s the mom, and has a right to know where her daughter is. Carly says she’s at the Quartermaine’s with Michael. She baked cookies with her cousins and feell asleep in the nursery. Ava starts to go past Carly, who asks where she’s going. Ava says, where does she think? Carly says, no way.

Alex feels for Anna. It’s not easy. To actually believe something happened to her that didn’t must be unnerving. Finn says Alex has a gift for understanding. She heard they’d improved the process, and an entire lifetime of memories had been transferred from Patient 6 to Patient 5. This was only a minor transfer. Anna says it’s not minor to her. Tell her what she needs to know, or remain in darkness. Alex thinks Anna might want to lighten up in front of her boyfriend. Being cold and demanding doesn’t put her in a good light. Finn thinks Anna is perfect. Spit it out. Alex doesn’t want it to be more unpleasant than it has to be. The truth is, as much as she loves Anna, she doesn’t trust her.

Dante tells Sonny, this is risky. Sonny says, it has to work. Dante is needed at home. There’s been an unexpected development, and Dante asks if it’s a good one. Sonny wants it to be; Carly is pregnant. Dante laughs, and says Sonny and Carly are having another baby? Sonny says that’s why they have to make the plan work. Dante says, and get him the hell out. Sonny can’t imagine what Dante went through. Dante says he can’t even imagine it.

Drew brings Franco the coffee. He asks how the recent hero of Port Charles is, and Franco says he’s not so sure about that. He wants to hear about Oscar, but Drew says they’re waiting to hear back about the tests. Franco tells Drew to let him know if there’s anything he can do. Drew says, just get out, but Franco isn’t sure where to go.

Cameron says, not to be heavy, but he’s glad he’s with them. They’re the only ones he can trust. What does he do now that Franco is a hero. It wasn’t okay when his mom started dating Franco, and he still thinks the best thing would be for her to unload the guy. Josslyn says, it’s not the ideal situation, but it’s not his decision. Oscar asks if Cameron has talked to his mom, and actually told her what it’s been like. Cameron says she doesn’t care, but Josslyn says, that’s not fair. His mother loves him. Cameron says she doesn’t know half of what happened; the things people were saying. Then there’s Franco. He says he loves them, but if that’s true, wouldn’t he see how much he’s hurting Jake and Aiden, and bow out? Josslyn says, it’s really hard. She knows Cameron thinks he knows what’s best, and he probably does, but all he can do is be there for his brothers and love them. He has a shopping bag with something in it for Franco from Jake and Aiden. Josslyn says they really love him, but Cameron says, loving him won’t change how anyone sees him, and leaves.

Julian says Kim hasn’t touched her food. Kim says she’s not really hungry. She asks if he’s reached Ava, but he says she’s not returning his calls, and no one is home. Kim suggests maybe Ava needs alone time. Julian says something tells him that’s the last thing she needs.

Carly says the Quartermaines won’t let Ava past the front gate. And does she want Avery to see her like this? She’ll be scared and confused. Wait until morning. Ava says, if at all, right? Carly must be so happy. She’s the big winner. Ava couldn’t have given her a better present if she tried. Carly says she’s not doing this. Ava wants Carly to punish her, saying she’s hateful and awful, and not fit to be a mother. She came there looking for it, and to feel sorry for herself. Carly isn’t playing the self-pity game. She thinks it’s torture. Ava shows up with drama, drunk; railing at anyone who will listen. It’s not about Avery; it’s about her. She’s hiding behind how she alienated Kiki and treated her like crap. Ava says Carly left out the best part. She alienated Kiki, treated like crap, and wound up sleeping with her killer.

Drew asks what Franco means. He’s going home to Elizabeth and the kids. Franco isn’t sure that’s what Elizabeth wants. Cameron shows up, and Drew tells Franco, it’s all going to work out. After he’s gone, Cameron hands Franco the bag, saying it’s from Jake and Aiden. They asked him to bring it. Franco says, even though he didn’t want to?

Drew asks Elizabeth how it’s going. She asks if he just came from Franco’s room. Now he’s going to tell her to let him come home? He says he’s not telling her to do a damn thing, but he is going to say this. If memory serves him right, didn’t they used to be together? Despite it not working out for obvious reasons, he can say from personal experience, when he was lost, having her support and love got him through what was, at the time, the most difficult period. Drew would like to think there’s still some good in himself, despite his troubled past. It’s the same with Franco. He was forced into an impossible situation, but he got a killer off the streets. At least she knew she was right. She can trust him and love him, and trust the kids to love him. She asks how he knows that. He has no idea, but he does.

Carly tells Ava that she wasn’t going there. Ava says she slept with the man who murdered her daughter. Carly says she can’t fix that; no one can, but she can shield Avery. She tells Ava not to drag Avery down while she spirals out of control. It doesn’t have to be that way. Pull herself together, and step up. Or is wallowing in self-pity so important? Ava thought Carly would encourage anything to take Avery away from her. Carly says she would use it in a heartbeat, but not to be vindictive; to protect Avery. Does Ava want to be someone Avery needs to be protected from? She tells Ava, stop being a coward. Does she hear herself? This can’t be the life she wanted. Ava says Carly’s got her there. Taking up with the man who killed her daughter was not on her list of things to do. She cries, saying she doesn’t know what to do, or how to deal with it. She begs Carly to tell her what to do.

Ava says Kiki was so kind, good, and compassionate. She thought everyone deserved a second chance. More, in her case. Does Carly have any idea how many times Kiki forgave her? And how did she repay that? By complaining, and ranting to Ryan about her; all the times Kiki betrayed her. She told him that she fantasized getting back at Kiki. He did what he thought she wanted. It’s her fault Kiki is gone. She doesn’t know how to live with that; what to do with it. Carly says Ava is responsible for so many things, but not Ryan killing her daughter. She needs to stop, Carly tells Ava to call someone to get her.

Julian asks Kim if she remembers how she surprised him at Charlie’s. He’s come to think of it as the last good time before Josslyn called, and he realized Ava was eloping with a dead serial killer. He wishes he could go back and stop the clock. Kim does too. Julian’s phone rings It’s Ava, and he asks where she is. She tells him that she’s at Sonny and Carly’s, and asks if he can come get her. Everything is okay; just come. He says he’ll be right there, and tells Kim, sorry. HE has to pick up Ava. She asks if Ava is all right, but he doesn’t know. He asks her to keep him in the loop about Oscar. Kim hopes Ava is okay.

Drew tells Kim, the results are in.

Franco asks how Cameron is doing with all this. Cameron gets why he lied, and why he did what he did. He knows Franco has changed, but what Franco did before his brain tumor was removed keeps coming back to bite him. It also bites Cameron’s mom, his brothers, and him. He can take care of himself, but Jake and Aiden can’t. Franco hates that they were hurt by what he did. Cameron knows, and says he’s not fighting Franco again. Franco thanks him, saying he promised to prove himself. It’s just going to take longer than he thought. Cameron hopes he’s right, and Franco says he will.

Dante tells Sonny that he told himself it was just a job, and he’s still hoping that’s the case. He needs to get out, get home, and go back to his life. Sonny says, it will be an adjustment. Dante says the things he’s seen and experienced, the memories will fade and he’ll be the man he was. The man his family needs him to be. Sonny says whatever Dante saw or did, lock it away. Don’t put it on the people he loves. Dante knows that works for Sonny, and hopes it works for him too.

Alex says Anna is a stickler for law and order. Anna says tell her about the memories, or she doesn’t get the cure. It’s that simple. Alex asks if it’s that simple for Finn. He says he’d be happy to help, and Alex says, but on her sister’s terms. Finn says, correct. Alex says Anna doesn’t get to make the terms; she does. She’ll tell Anna what parts of her history aren’t hers, her cure will be guaranteed, and she gets to walk away. No WSB nonsense, no prison time, nothing. Take it or leave it.

Julian arrives at Sonny’s, and asks, how bad is it? Carly says, she’s asleep, and tells Ava that her ride’s there. Julian wakes her. He says he was worried about her, not answering his calls. Where has she been? Ava says, remember how happy she was? She was going to be a blushing bride at last. Julian asked if he really loved her for who she really is. He knew her, all right, but she didn’t know him at all.

Elizabeth goes to Franco’s room. He asks her if she wants a cookie, and she says the boys pulled out all the stops. He shows her a drawing Aiden did, and asks if she’s going to tell him. She says Jake and Aiden see him as a stepfather. A father who’s been there for them in a way their own fathers couldn’t be. He holds a special place in their lives. What is she supposed to do, rip Franco away from them? She doesn’t want that for the boys or herself. They’ll all be miserable. The fact is, she’s so in love with him. He says he’s so in love with her. So now what?

Kim, Drew, and Josslyn wait with Oscar in his room. Terry comes in, and tells them, the tumor has grown. We all become seriously bummed. Kim says CAT scans have a margin of error, but Terry says she ran multiple tests. There’s no doubt. Drew says, okay. What about Oscar’s recent seizure? Terry says, he could have another one at any moment. Most likely, it will be more severe and debilitating. Oscar asks how much time he has. Terry says she’s not lying. Realistically, a month to six weeks.

Franco tells Elizabeth, they love each other, and when you open yourself to love, scary storms might come, but they can weather them together. He can’t proms there will never be another storm, but he can promise he’ll never hurt her intentionally. She promises the same, and says, so come home, He’s her husband, and she loves him. Please come home. They kiss. Thank God. At least we got a little happiness balance after the news about Oscar.

Finn says Alex can be treated within the hour. Alex asks if Anna guarantees she’ll be a free woman, and Anna says, fine. Alex asks if that’s a promise, and Anna says, yeah, a promise. Alex says she’ll tell Anna then, as long as she truly wants to know. Would it really change so much, knowing that it happened to Alex instead? Take her part as host and move on. Anna says, whatever it is must be bad. Alex is stalling. Anna wants to know because she’s done a lot of things she regrets. It’s burden enough to carry her own mistakes. She’d rather not carry Alex’s.

Terry is sorry. She wishes she had better news. Oscar asks for a minute alone with his mom, and the others leave. Kim says he doesn’t have to be strong for her. He wants to thank her. When it was just the two of them, he knows how hard it must have been for her. She says being his mother was, is, will always be her greatest happiness. Whatever is in him, whatever courage he has, and what good he does in the time he has left. He says, everything he learned about life and death is because of her. Everything he is, is because of her. She says, no, and he wipes away her tears. She says, it’s not. It’s because of him. She loves him so much. She’s so incredibly proud of the young man he’s become. His poise and grace. She loves how empathetic and compassionate he is. How he makes her laugh. She can’t take credit for all of that, but he can, because it’s him. She’s incredibly grateful to be a part of it. He says he’s scared, and she says she is too. She hugs him. God this is sad. He says he loves her so much. He doesn’t want to leave her.

Sonny tells Dante, be strong. It will be okay. Him, Lulu, and the kids will work it out. If they want to pull this off, he can’t be found there. Dante says he’ll make sure everything is right. He’s sorry he shot Sonny, but Sonny doesn’t think Raj gave him a choice. He had it coming anyway. Dante says, because Sonny shoved him? He’s lucky he’s still alive. Dante starts to leave, and Sonny says he loves him. Dante says he loves Sonny too.

Julian says he’ll get Ava home. Ava tells Carly that she probably said too much. She’ll use it to keep Avery away from her. Carly isn’t saying she’ll ignore it, but if Ava gets herself together, Carly won’t use it against her. Ava says, wow.

Tomorrow, Chase asks Willow to go away for the weekend, Kristina tells Shiloh that she’s ready for the next step, and Dante says he had no other choice.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Hanna thanks Jesus, and says the Lord heard her. Benny says Candace will be all right. Hanna says she just kept praying, and tells Benny, you gotta believe. Benny says Candace is finally all right. Hanna remembers she left Derrick in the kitchen. Benny offers tell him to leave, but she tells him, stop. Benny hopes the Lord hears him about Derrick. Hanna tells Derrick she’ll be back in a few, and tells Benny, leave that man alone.

Benny’s phone rings. It’s Mitch. Benny asks if Mitch talked to his uncle, but Mitch says he already told Benny that his uncle’s not letting him not pay interest. In the meantime, it’s his problem to figure out. Benny asks how he’s supposed to get twenty grand. Mitch doesn’t know, but he needs to try. He tells Benny to stay his ass in the house until they figure it out. If by some miracle Mitch is able to figure it out and get the money, he wants Benny to know that he owes him.

Candace knocks on Charles’s door. He was beginning to worry, and asks, how was it? She says, it went good. For a moment, he was worried it wouldn’t go right. She asks why tell her to go? and he says, it needed to happen. She says he was right, and he’s like, what? Say it again. She does, and he likes it. He tells her that she should say it more often. She says Hanna was skeptical at first, then she started to really hear her, like she hadn’t heard before. Charles asks what she said, and Candace says, everything she wanted to. She thought Hanna hated her, but Hanna got on her knees and said she didn’t. Charles doesn’t think she ever did. Candace says Hanna received what she had to say, and it was beautiful. She also left her son’s ashes with Hanna. Charles takes her hands and kisses them. He’s so proud of her. Me too. He says she did amazing. Now he needs her to get ready for DC. She says she’s a natural beauty, and won’t take long. He says that she is, and she asks if he’s sure he wants her to go to the White House. He is and tells her, don’t ask again.

Veronica storms in, and yells to Alice for a drink. She remembers Alice is gone, and pours her own. She says he played her for a fool. David has followed her. She tells him, go away, but he says she left the door open. She asks why did he do this. He says he had no idea Wyatt was going to the grand jury, but she says he’s lying. He tells her to look at him, and put the drink down. She knows how she gets. He takes it from her, and says sit with him. She says, not there. It’s where he knocked her to the floor. He’s sorry. She says he knew he hurt her. He knew about that, and hit her anyway. He’s just sorry because his whore is dead. The both of them are dead. He says she took care of both of them, and she asks if he’s wearing a wire. He says he’s wearing a compression garment. She wants to see, so he lifts his shirt. She says he’s really hurt. She asks why he made her do it. He says he was wrong, and asks her to forgive him. She asks why he’s being nice. He says he’s the same David. He asks her to sit by the pool, and holds out his hand. She takes it. He holds her, and they go outside.

Landon tells Charles, she’s coming. Charles wonders if Candace knows the tax payers are footing the bill for the plane. Candace comes out. Charles smiles, and she asks if he’s ready for DC. Charles says, yes, they are, and tells her she looks beautiful. She does, but she always does even when she’s a mess.

Veronica doesn’t know how to talk to David. He says just talk to him. She says she’s not okay. He was using her so she would help him. He says, that’s not it, and she tells him, admit it. David says she’s brilliant and good to have on his side, but that’s not the reason. Veronica says he called her a simple bitch. He slept with Maggie, and slept with the little whore. He says, yes. He thought he was doing something, but she showed him that she’s the only woman he can be with. She says, yes, she is, and yes, she did. She has two things to tell him. One is that she hired that girl, Erica. She paid her to take David for all he had. She wanted him to fall for her. She was good. David agrees. Veronica asks if she broke his heart, but he says not nearly as bad as he broke hers. She asks if he’s angry with her, and he says, no. She wonders, what’s that look? and he says he’s in pain. His back burns. Veronica says it’s a reminder to never screw her over. He says he needs his bandages changed, and he’ll come back after that’s done. She says she’ll sit out there. She doesn’t think she can sit in the living room with him again. David says let him come back and show her how sorry he is. He leaves, and she looks crazy.

David punches his car, and says, evil bitch. He gets in, then gets back out and calls Jim. He says Jim needs to talk him down. He’s about to put an end to all this. Veronica set him up with Erica. Jim thinks he should have known that. David says Jeffrey told him, but she just admitted it. He needs to put an end to this madness. One more thing, and he’ll snap. Jim tells him, Veronica says a lot of things; let it go. David says, easy for Jim to say, and Jim asks if David has met his wife. David is tired of all this, but Jim says he needs to hold it together. Where is he? He says by his car. He told Veronica that he needed to have his bandages changed. He’s about to lose it. Jim tells him to get them changed, get a stiff drink, and do everything he needs to keep this woman on their side. David says he may need call him again. Jim says he’ll let David know if he hears anything from the DA’s office. David gets back in his car.

Kathryn finds an empty pill bottle, and says, damn it! She goes downstairs, where Jim watches the news/ She can’t believe he’s watching TV at a time like this, but he says he’s trying to get some idea of George’s plan. She tells him that Wyatt went in her medicine drawer, and took all her pain and cold medication. Jim asks why she has pain meds in the house, and she says because she’s married to a pain in the ass. On the TV, Jim hears Candace is with the President Elect, and the internet is abuzz whether she’s the next First Lady. Jim says, what the hell? The news continues, saying Charles lost his wife during the midterm elections, and has two beautiful children. Jim says if she thinks this is going to work, she’s sadly mistaken.

Jim tells Wyatt to come down. Wyatt has nothing to say, but Jim tells him, get his ass down there or he’ll come up and drag it down. Wyatt comes down, and Jim tells him to sit. Does he understand the situation he’s gotten them into is ugly. Wyatt says he did it himself. Jim says, no; Wyatt did when he called the DA. Wyatt says he’s not dealing with this. Jim asks if he’s high, and Wyatt asks how would he get high? Jim frisks him, and pulls out some pills. He says Wyatt got into his mother’s medicine stash, and Wyatt says, so what? Jim throws the pills, and says he’s sick and tired of everything about him. Jim’s phone rings. He asks why his calls aren’t being returned, and says this isn’t a game he wants to play. Kathryn comes down with an empty bottle of valium. Wyatt goes back upstairs, telling Jim, go to hell. Jim has had it with Wyatt, Kathryn, and these damn pills. Kathryn says if he wasn’t there, she wouldn’t need to take them. Jim starts to go upstairs, and she tells him not to go up there angry

Jim finds Wyatt lying on his bed. Jim says Wyatt took more of his mom’s pills, and he pulls him off the bed. He shakes Wyatt, telling him, spit it up. Wyatt asks if Jim is trying to kill him. Jim says Wyatt is going to kill himself. Wyatt says he’s going to shoot them. He’s going to load the shotgun, and blow their brains out. Kathryn asks, what shotgun? Jim tells Wyatt to get his sorry ass in the shower and sober up. Wyatt says he’ll see. Jim says, do it. Go ahead. He will have completed one task in his miserable life. Wyatt says he hates Jim so much, it makes his heart bleed. Jim says he loves Wyatt so much, it makes his heart bleed. Touch one more drug… He walks out, and Kathryn follows.

Wyatt paces. He pantomimes shooting the shotgun, saying, die.

Benny asks if Hanna is all right, and if Derrick is still out there. She hopes so. She just needs a minute. She says she wants Derrick there; she likes him. Benny says he was standing in the kitchen, staring into space. It looked like he was crying. Hanna says he must have heard their conversation. Benny says he’s trying, but doesn’t like him. Hanna says name one man she’s dated that he liked. He wishes he could find the dude who did that to her, but she says he’s probably dead or in jail. Nobody gets away with nothin’. It was a long time ago. She says he can keep Derrick company, but he says it’s never going to happen. She says, then don’t. Just give her a minute.

At the White House, Charles, Candace, and Landon are shown the Oval Office. The guide asks if it’s getting real, and tells them the President will be joining them. The First Lady will be with him. She asks if Candace enjoyed the tour. Candace says it’s a lot of history. She tells them to have a seat, and leaves.

Landon doesn’t like it. They didn’t want him to win, and the party doesn’t want him in the White House. Charles tells him, not now, and Landon asks how he’s so cool. Charles tells him to find somewhere to cool down, and he leaves. Candace says, they didn’t want him to win? and Charles says, political squabbles. She should look him up on the internet. She says she’ll think about it, and thanks him for bringing her. He says it’s pretty cool. He knew she’d get a kick out of it. She says she’s stealing all this sh*t. Maybe just one painting. She asks him to sit behind the desk, but he says it’s not appropriate. He says he’s not President yet. She tells him to stand by it. He does, and says, well? How does he look? She says it fits him. He knows. She asks, is he ready for this? He says, is she? She’s says she’s just visiting; he has to stay there. He says she doesn’t have to be just visiting. He wants her to stay. She asks, how long? and he says, forever. She says they haven’t knows each other that long, but he says, it’s a big house. She says, what if they end up hating each other? and he says, every day will be fun. She says she’ll think about it. They have time before he moves in. She asks if she can kiss him. Is it appropriate? He asks if she has any idea what has gone on in this room. Look up the other guy too. Landon clears his throat. He introduces the President to the future President. The President says he can’t wait to give it over to Charles. First Lady Margaret introduces herself to Candace, and says, it won’t work. She asks if they’re married, and Candace says, no. Margaret says, good. Candace is too beautiful to be First Lady. She doesn’t want Candace following her. The President says Margaret is as beautiful as the day he first met her. She says she’ll show Candace around. The President pours drinks for himself and Charles.

Jeffrey comes up to Justin’s apartment. Justin asks what Jeffrey thinks, and Jeffrey says, it’s nice. There are photos of Jeffrey everywhere, and he asks when Justin took them. Justin says he’s always taking pictures of Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he didn’t know Justin was there, and Justin says, now he does. He poured some wine, but Jeffrey says, no thanks. Justin says they could go out for dinner, or cook for the first time in their new place. Jeffrey says, no dinner, and Justin asks, why? Jeffrey says he was just checking to see if Justin was okay. Justin asks if he wants to sit on the couch. It pulls out. Justin can pull it out now if he wants. Jeffrey says, no, and Justin says at least take off his jacket. Jeffrey says he’s okay. Justin tells him to loosen up, but Jeffrey repeats he’s okay. Justin encourages him to drink, saying it makes sex better. It will help him relax; he’s so uptight. Justin is the one who got beat up. Jeffrey says this was a bad idea. He thinks he should go. Justin tells him, stop. Jeffrey says, the place is nice, and Justin says, our place is nice. Jeffrey says, no; it’s Justin’s place. Justin says he got beat up because of Jeffrey. The least he could do is hang around a while. Jeffrey says it’s getting old; Justin trying to guilt trip him. He doesn’t like it. Justin says he’s sorry. Jeffrey heads for the door, and Justin breaks the end off of a bottle. He holds it to his own neck, and says see what Jeffrey made him do?

Justin says he’s going to kill himself. Jeffrey tells him put it down. Justin says, then stay. If he doesn’t have Jeffrey, he has nothing to live for. Jeffrey says, put it down.

I find out the name of the dude from Too Close to Home is Scott, and the other guy is the Attorney General. Scott says he won’t believe this. She’s at the White House; Candace Young. Charles took her there as his date. He’s not kidding; they had dinner with the President. The AG says, it keeps getting better. He’s going to get the press on the phone and let them know who they’re dealing with. Scott calls the White House, saying it’s the Attorney General for the President, and hands him the phone. The AG apologizes for interrupting; he knows the President is entertaining. He guarantees the line is secure. He says they agree. Charles is an arrogant snot-nosed punk. He needs the President to say something to Charles’s date. Call her a hot piece of Black ass. It’s what he said the night she robbed him. Charles brought a prostitute to have dinner with him. He’ll come over, and fill the President in on their strategy. He hangs up, and tells Scott that it shows what a lowlife Charles really is. He needs Scott on a plane to Savannah. He needs to find out what he can. They’ve found their way in. Scott leaves on his mission.

Hanna tells Derrick, sorry. She was a mess. Derrick is bent over sink, crying. She asks if he’s hurting. What is it? She doesn’t know. Derrick lifts his shirt to reveal a lion tattoo. I say, oh my God, and wonder how Tyler Perry could do this to me. Hanna backs away.

Finé for now. HAHN returns on May 7th.

If Loving You Is Wrong

When we last left, Randal and Alex were in a burning shed.

Kelly has hung herself in her cell. Lushion needs help a guy comes in and they cut her down. They take her out of the cell, and lie her down on the floor. Lushion calls for a medic; he has no pulse. He tells her, breathe, and does chest compression. He yells for a defibrillator. An officer brings it, and he uses it on Kelly, saying, not today.

The shed burns. Alex and Randal yell for help. Marcie sits outside, laughing, and smoking a cigarette. I love it! Alex breaks out the window, but that’s a bad idea. Smoke pours in. Randal tells Alex to move, and busts a hole in the door, but flames lick around it. Marcie runs to the front of the house, and says she got them. A couple is moving in across the street, and they’re like, whoa. The guy says it looks like Marcie is in trouble, but the woman says, don’t. She tells him to remember what happened before in their last neighborhood. It’s not their business. He thinks she’s having an episode, and says, this is their business. She says she’s not going through it again. Marcie dances around.

At the hospital, Doctor Raston sees Brad, and asks if he’s looking for her. He says he’s looking for Marcie. She wasn’t home, so he came back. The doctor hasn’t seen her. He says when he calls, it goes to voicemail. Doctor Raston says it’s going to be hard for her. She’s glad Marcie has him. Brad says she doesn’t have him. She knows he loves Alex, and has a therapist who can help. He says he and Alex aren’t getting back together. She understands, but she means for him. It’s a lot of pain to deal with. He insists he’s fine, but she doesn’t think so. He tells the doctor, if she sees Marcie, tell her that he’s looking for her. She leaves, and he calls again, but gets voicemail. He leaves a message that he’s worried.

Marcie is talking to herself. She runs across the street, and asks if she can borrow a phone. The guy says, sure, and she says she needs a cab. He asks if everything is okay, and she says, fine. The woman gives her a phone, and Marcie says her battery is dead. The guy asks if she’s sure everything is okay. Marcie says, it will be in fifteen minutes. He asks, why? She says she just ruined her life, and calls for a cab. The guy asks if that’s smoke, and Marcie says, it’s a barbecue. She lives there. He says it’s a lot of smoke, but she says, leave it alone; it’s fine. He says he’s a firefighter, and that’s no barbecue. He asks if that’s screaming.

He asks if someone is in there, and Marcie says, they’re almost done. I’m not sure what she means by that. Is she referring to them having sex, or done as in, the chicken in the oven is done. The guy gets the door open, and goes in. Marcie says, let them burn, and laughs. He brings Alex out, and asks if anyone else is in there. She shakes her head – I’m not sure why – and Randal yells. The guy brings him out, and calls for an ambulance. Marcie laughs, and kicks Randal. I laugh. Randal says he’s fine.

Lushion is talking with Steven, and Eddie asks what happened. He was just talking to Kelly, and she seemed in good spirits. Lushion asks what Eddie said, and Eddie says he was trying encourage her as a good Christian woman and mother. She’s facing the death penalty, and needed to mentally prepare to never see Justice again. He was trying to be kind. Lushion throws him up against the file cabinets. Steven separates them. Eddie tells Lushion to get his hands off of him. Lushion tells Eddie to lift his pants. Eddie says Lushion has to buy him a drink first. Steven says, lift them up. Eddie asks if Steven wants a ménage à trois, and Lushion says he’ll lift them for him. Eddie lifts his pants leg, saying, shoelaces. He didn’t hang that bitch. Esperanza comes in, and asks, what happened? Eddie says, Kelly went out Jim Crow style. She hung herself.

Esperanza says he’s disrespectful, and Eddie says her hooking up with that clown (I assume he means Steven) is disrespectful. She says the only clown in there is him. Steven tells her that Kelly attempted suicide. She asks if Kelly is all right, but he doesn’t know. She’s in the infirmary. Eddie is being all loud and stupid, and Esperanza throws a huge binder at his head, missing him by inches. He says, not the face, and she says next time, she’ll aim for it. Steven tells her not to pay attention. Eddie says Esperanza wants to be dominated, and he’ll never control her. Steven tells him, show some decency, and Eddie says, like how Steven ran up on his ex? He put that heifer out to pasture. When he meets a woman, he tells her she can go up or down ten pounds, and Esperanza got fat. Lushion tells her, ignore him. Eddie leaves, and Lushion says Esperanza knows as much as he does. She asks if she can go to the infirmary, but Lushion says they won’t let her. He needs to call Natalie. He tells Esperanza that he might need her to be with Natalie when she’s done with her shift. Lushion steps out to make the call. Esperanza hugs Steven, and Eddie knocks on the window. He’s the worst. It’s great.

Natalie’s phone rings. It’s Lushion. She asks, what happened? Was she right? He says, yeah. She tried to… Natalie says, don’t tell her. Say she’s all right. He says, they don’t know yet, but it’s okay. Natalie can’t believe it. She should have known. She thought Kelly was just upset. She can’t understand it. Lushion says they’ll get through it. Natalie asks if she can see Kelly, but Lushion says they don’t allow visitors in the infirmary. He tells her not to blame herself. Natalie says she has to do something to help her; it’s not right. Lushion says he’s not giving up. She asks what she should tell Justice, and he tells her, say nothing until they know she’s okay. He’ll see what he can find out.

Lushion calls Ian. He asks when Ian will be back. He asks Ian’s secretary to tell Ian that he called, and to call him back asap.

Doctor Raston sees that Brad is still there. He says he still can’t find Marcie. She’s not answering her phone, and she’s not in the apartment. The doctor asks if he wants her to try, but she also gets voicemail. Brad is really concerned. Doctor R says Marcie seems be a strong woman, but Brad says, every woman has a breaking point. She says, every man too. She thinks he should talk to someone. It’s been a lot. He asks if she’s sure she didn’t change the DNA, but she assures him that she changed nothing. She would never do that, not even for Alex. He says if it’s definitely not Randal’s child, then Alex has been sleeping with someone else. She’s such a slut. The doctor knows he’s upset. That’s what she means by talking to someone. She holds out a card, and says her colleague can help him. He says he doesn’t need a therapist; he needs to know how this happened. It’s making him crazy. He doesn’t know what Alex lied about. It’s like his whole life is a lie. She suggests they do the test again; maybe there was a mix-up. Brad says that doesn’t change the fact Alex was lying. He was willing to accept the baby, but he’s not willing to accept the lies. It’s deceitful and hurtful. Doctor Raston understands. He says he’s just frustrated, and takes the card.

Eddie sees Brad, and asks what he’s doing there. Brad asks what Eddie is doing there. Eddie says he knew that bitch would burn him; it was only a matter of time. She was ho’ing around with everybody. Brad doesn’t want to talk about it. He’s just trying to figure out what happened. Eddie says he’ll pay Brad back for the credit card, and invites himself over. Brad says he’s done with Alex, and Eddie says he’ll need help hiding the body. Brad says he’s not killing her. Eddie says that’s what needs to happen, but he’s happy to hear him say he’s done. Brad says he finally is, and it feels good. Alex lied about the DNA test, saying Doctor Raston switched the tests. He caught her in lie. Eddie asks whose baby it is. If it’s not Randal’s, it’s Lushion’s. Brad says he doesn’t think so. Eddie says let him help get answers, and Brad says, how? Eddie tells him, don’t ask. He has ways to do what he needs to. The kids are young, and need to learn death is a part of life, and their mom is a whore. He’s tired of her lying to him. They grew up together, but she lost her walk with God. He’s going to her house, and praying with her. Brad says, have fun, and Eddie says Brad knows he can track him.

Eddie walks in on Ian, putting on makeup in an examining room. He says he has to get to work. Eddie figured he’d have a whole glam squad. Ian says he gave them the day off. The makeup is an old trick his wife taught him to cover the bruises. Eddie says he’s seen Ian’s wife, and Ian asks if Eddie is stalking her.  He says Eddie is crazy and possessive, domineering. He’s dated guys like him in the past. Eddie says Ian isn’t up his alley. He likes Ian’s face more with the bruises. We flash back to him beating the sh*t out of Ian, who’s loving it. Ian says the pain is still there. Eddie presses on Ian’s face, and Ian says he’s reminded every time he smiles. Eddie says, or when he sits. He asks what Eddie’s game is. Eddie says Ian had him. He could have given Eddie over. The question is, why didn’t he? Ian says all it did was turn him on. He tells Eddie not to act like he’s not aroused. He enjoyed every moment. Eddie says, killing is like climaxing; watching the life leave the eyes. Ian asks if he’s a serial killer? Eddie says, a lady killer. Ian bets the ladies love him; big blue eyes, strong muscles. I guess batsh*t crazy means nothing. Eddie appreciates the flattery. What’s Ian’s game? Ian says he’s keeping it for the element of surprise, but trust him, it will be good. Eddie says he’ll come at Ian again, and they won’t find his remains. Ian asks if Eddie is trying to turn him on. He tells Eddie, come by the office. He has friends who want to say hi to him. Eddie thinks he’ll pass. Ian thinks they have mutual acquaintances, but Eddie says they have nothing mutual. Ian says, please, and Eddie says he’ll think about it. Ian has a press conference to get to. He asks if this is where they kiss, and Eddie tells him, get the hell out of his face. Ian says, maybe next time.

A fire truck pulls up, and Natalie looks outside. She wonders what happened, and goes out. The firemen seem to be moving pretty slow, and she gets to the shed before they do. She asks Marcie, what happened? and Marcie says, the bastard almost died. Apparently, someone locked them in there, and set it on fire. Randal says it was her, but Marcie says she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Natalie asks Alex if she’s okay. The new neighbor/firefighter says she should see a doctor. Alex insists she’s fine. He tells her, at least take some oxygen, handing her the mask. She thanks him for saving her life. He introduces himself as Ben. He and Tanya just moved in. Randal says, she’s fine. Tanya asks if he’s married to Marcie, and he says they were married. Marcie says they were married. Then he screwed the whore in the shed. The door was locked, and someone set it on fire. Randal says if it wasn’t her, it was Brad. There are security cameras. He can check it when the police get there. Marcie says, do it. Tanya tells Ben that Alex said she’s fine. He needs to let others take over. Ben says, if they need anything, just call. Randal says they won’t be needing anything from Paul Bunyan. Natalie tells Tanya that she’s sorry, but Tanya says, no they are. I’m sure she’s going to tell Ben I told you so all night. Natalie wants to talk to Marcie.

At home, Randal coughs up a lung. He calls Larry. He says they know him by now; have Larry call. He leaves a message for Larry, saying he didn’t sign the papers. Larry tricked him. He coughs some more, and calls the police. He says Brad Montgomery next door tried to kill him. He needs the real police. Don’t send Lushion or Steven, and no damn Eddie. Otherwise he’s calling the FBI.

Natalie asks Marcie if she locked them in there. Marcie says they can’t prove it. Natalie says, she did it. Marcie laughs and cries, and says, possibly. She starts crying for real, and Natalie holds her. Natalie says she’s so sorry. Marcie says she hates him. He’s ruining her life. Natalie says she could have killed him. Marcie wants him to leave her alone. Natalie says, Kelly is already in trouble. Marcie doesn’t care, but Natalie says she doesn’t want go through what Kelly’s going through. Come to her house, and sit down.

Brad pulls up, and asks Natalie, what happened? Marcie tells him, take her home. Natalie suggests he get rid of her clothes; they smell like gas. She locked Alex and Randal in the shed, and set it on fire. Brad ask if they’re okay, and Marcie says, just take her home. Natalie says they had some smoke inhalation, but they’ll be fine. Alex comes toward them, but Brad says, stay away. She says she’s sorry. Brad asks if she told Randal that Marcie was pregnant. She says she did. He says, and she went in the shed with that bastard. She says, yes, and he says at least she’s capable of telling the truth. She says she loves him, but he says, go to hell. Stay away from him. He puts Marcie in the car. Alex goes inside, and Natalie walks home.

Lushion’s phone rings. It’s Natalie. She says someone locked Alex and Randal in the shed, and set it on fire. He says he didn’t hear it on the radio. He asks if they’re okay, and she says they are. He says, it’s got to stop; he means it. She asks how Kelly is, and he says he’s checking on her. He asks if Natalie has a picture of Justice. She says she might have one on her phone. He says send it to him. He hangs up, and says, unbelievable.

Lushion goes to his desk, and looks through the drawers. Eddie comes in, drinking liquor (?) out of a bottle. Is that what Lushion was looking for? He says he’s sorry. He just heard the news. Lushion says that makes two of them. He says Alex and Randal are doing just fine. Eddie pours some of the liquor onto the floor, and says, a little something for their homie, or homette. Lushion asks what the hell Eddie is talking about. Eddie says he hasn’t heard? Kelly is dead.

Next time, Marcie knows Brad knows someone who can kill Randal, Ben introduces himself to the neighbors, and Esperanza tells Eddie to get his hands off of her.

🍸 Because it’s late, and it was three back-to-back shows tonight, I’ll post about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tomorrow. The second part of If Loving You Is Wrong’s new season is also on tomorrow. Why Tyler Perry made this a marathon, I’ll never know. I love him, but he exhausts me.

📺 Some quick show news. I caught some of MasterChef Junior tonight. I love that show, and hope to see more of the season. Tonight, the kids made birthday cakes, and they were spectacular. On Mexican Dynasties, it was Mari and Fernando’s 31st anniversary. Adan also got to work with Ricky Martin’s producer. They are definitely the loudest group of people on television. That much I can tell you for sure.

🙇 Until Then…

 

March 12, 2019 – Carly Gets the Low Down, Candace Comes Clean, Teddi’s Texts Are Revealed & Sleep For Me Please

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason asks how Carly is feeling. She hurts all over, but she’s warmer than last night. Jason tells her the OB came by, and took her vitals. They’re strong, and everything is okay with the pregnancy. She says he not only saved her, but saved the baby.

In Ankara, Turkey, Sonny enters a restaurant. He checks his phone, and sees a message from Robert asking, where are u? He orders coffee. A young guy looks at Sonny, and follows the waiter to his table. He tries to lift Sonny’s phone, and Sonny asks if that’s the best he’s got.

Willow does some work in Charlie’s. Brad comes in. She says the kids have the day off. He asks if she just likes the coffee there, and she says she’s not lying in wait to ask about her baby. Brad says, his baby; he and Lucas are his parents. She says she’s very aware of that, and he says they have an agreement. She says she’s honoring it by not telling anyone she’s the birth mother. Unless he changed his mind, and told his husband the truth. He says he’s not keeping anything from anyone, but the fewer people who know, the better. Michael comes in, and asks how his godson is doing.

At the MetroCourt bar, Sasha tells Valentin they have a serious problem. He says Maxie helped herself to a piece of Sasha’s hair, and Sasha says after Maxie treated her to a manicure. She’s getting a DNA sample, and Sasha doesn’t want Nina to get her heart broken. Valentin says unless they block the DNA test, that’s what’s going to happen

Peter can’t believe Maxie yanked out Sasha’s hair. Not the subtlest move. Maxie tells him that she said she was pulling a grey; most people would be grateful. Nina arrives, and says she’s been trying to get ahold of Maxie. She asks about the hair in the plastic bag, and Maxie says the bag contains irrefutable evidence – she found a grey. Nina says Maxie isn’t grey. It was just a strand late for pigmentation class, but Maxie says she’s on her way to the colorist. Nina asks if Maxie could do a once-over of the advertising before they go to press. She has a big day planned for her and her maid of honor. Maxie says, enjoy. When Nina is gone, Maxie tells Peter that’s what she’s worried about. Every day, Nina invests more in the relationship. The sooner they get the sample to the lab, the better.

Valentin tells Sasha that he’ll take care of it. Nina joins them, and says, take care of what?

Obrecht comes in, and says Peter is just the man she wanted to see. She had an especially interesting letter from one of her readers.  She thinks it’s going to lead to her next column; a subject everyone can relate to.

Michael has a princess lunchbox with him, and Willow asks if it’s standard issue for CEOs. He says as much as he loves princesses, it’s Avery’s. She’s staying with them, and he forgot to pack her lunch, so he’s picking something up. Brad says he has a lab to run, and Michael tells him to say he was detained be a board member. He needs his Wiley fix, and wants to see the latest pictures. He thinks Willow would too, and Brad shows Michael his phone.

Josslyn asks Oscar if he’s sure today is the day. Oscar says as soon as they process the discharge papers, he’s out of there. Then they can take the Maid of the Mist, and kiss in front of the Falls. Drew and Kim come in. Oscar says he told Josslyn the good news. When he gets out, they want to see the Falls on the Maid of the Mist. Kim says they’ll have to wait. He has to take the helicopter back to Port Charles. Oscar asks if he’s trading one hospital for another. Josslyn tries leave, but Oscar asks her to stay. Kim says they need to get him to GH as soon as possible. Terry wants to run more tests. He doesn’t want to go straight to another hospital. The trip was his idea, and he wants to see the Falls with Josslyn. He knows it sounds dramatic and silly, but Drew says it doesn’t. Oscar says then he must understand why he can’t wait.

The boy tells Sonny to let him go. Sonny asks why he shouldn’t turn him in. He saw him run off with a guy’s wallet. The boy says, please don’t tell; the man was bad. Sonny asks if he’s Robin Hood. The waiter asks if the boy is bothering him. Sonny says he’s a friend, and they were just joking around. The waiter leaves, and the boy asks why Sonny didn’t tell. Sonny says he’s not a snitch, and he rewards friends. The boy sits, and says, he needs a favor, yes? Sony says, he might, and the boy asks what it’s worth. Sonny asks what it’s worth to him.

Carly asks Jason to tell her everything that happened, and start from the beginning. How did he know where to find her? How did he find out Ryan stuck her in the trunk and dumped her? How did he know Ryan replaced Doc, and how is Ava involved? She saw Ava looking at her in the trunk. Jason tells her not to raise her blood pressure, but she says she climbed an embankment twice without getting a stroke. She asks if Ryan was the patient next to her in Ferncliff, communicating by Morse code, and Jason says, yes. She says she saw him the day Jason broke her out, and asks when he replaced Doc. Jason tells her, Labor Day weekend. She says, it was so long ago. She caught him using Morse code twice, and called him out. He was so defensive, she should have known. Jason says not even she could have known. Carly says it’s why she stopped him in the garage. She knew there was a connection between Wilson and Ryan. He abducted her, and left her for dead. It wouldn’t have happened if she’d listened to Jason. Jason says, probably not. She asks if he’s mad at her, but he says he’s glad she’s alive.

Valentin tells Nina that he told Sasha not to worry about sending for her stuff. He’ll take care of it. Nina says he’s the best, and Sasha says, there’s no one like him. Nina needs to steal Sasha for mother/daughter day. Valentin says, Maxie seems more animated than usual, and Nina says, she found a grey hair. She tells Sasha that she wants to check out a new boutique, and Sasha says she can’t wait.

Peter tells Obrecht that she doesn’t need to run her columns by him, but she thought it would be of interest. It has to do with genetics, and whether things are hereditary, like criminal behavior or insanity. Peter says his father was insane, but he’s not. He tells her to do a series if she wants. He doesn’t care about the subject. Her column has been well-received, but it’s all about clicks, so the more sensational and controversial, the better. Nina thanks Maxie, and tells her not to worry about the grey. They leave, and Obrecht wonders what that was about.

Michael says Wiley has gotten big, and Brad says, kids do that. Michael asks what else Brad is keeping from him. Words, milestones; he’s interested in all things Wiley. Brad says he’s started crawling. He’s pulling himself up on things, so they’re removing the breakables. Willow says, better safe than sorry. Brad has to get to work. Michael asks him to send the pictures, but Brad says he’s ahead of him. When he leaves, Michael’s phone dings with the pictures, and Willow says, isn’t he the lucky one?

Oscar asks for a couple of hours to see the Falls, so the trip isn’t a complete bust. Drew has an idea. Instead of the Maid of the Mist, how about having the helicopter fly over the Falls? Oscar says it works for him. it’s actually even better. Josslyn says they won’t even get wet. He thought she wanted to kiss by the Falls, but she says she wasn’t thrilled with getting drenched. Drew asks if they have a deal, and Oscar says, deal.

The boy chows down on some food, and Sonny asks when was the last time he ate? He can’t remember, and introduces himself as Dan. Or something that sounds like Dan, so I’m calling him Dan. Sonny thinks Dan might be able to help him. He needs information, and thinks Dan is the man to get it for him.

Jason tells Carly that he called her from the garage to find out what floor she was on. He heard the phone ring, and found it near her car. She asks how he assumed Ryan abducted her, and he says he saw the security footage. They left within five minutes of each other, but Ryan’s car was gone and hers was still there, so he figured Ryan took her. She wonders how he knew Ryan was going to Niagara Falls, and Jason says he had a good idea Ava was with him, so he asked Julian. Laura found him, and wanted to come. He didn’t want to take her, but she said Sonny would want him too, so he did. He found Ryan and Ava on a footbridge crossing to Canada. He shot Ryan in the shoulder as a warning. Ava told him where Carly was, and Ryan didn’t like it. He jumped off the bridge, and took Ava with him. Carly asks if Ava is gone, but Jason says, Ryan is gone. He was able to pull Ava back up. She says it was nice of him, but he says he couldn’t let her die in front of Laura, and if Ava hadn’t told him where to look, he wouldn’t have found her.

Maxie tells Obrecht, it’s been happening since James born, and she can do without the occasional grey hair. Obrecht says she seems golden as always, and Peter says, golden is the the word. He looks forward to her next column. They leave, and Obrecht ponders.

Michael says he must be boring Willow, but she says she loves seeing him with his godson, more than he could possibly know. The way he came to terms with the loss of his son is extraordinary. Most people wouldn’t be able to bear the sight of another child. He says nothing can keep him away. They’re family, and he’s lucky to have him. She says maybe someday he’ll get another shot at being a father. He says funny she should mention that. He’s been imagining that possibility, but supposes he has to find someone first. She says, how old fashioned, and he says his track record is monumentally terrible. What about her and Chase? They seem to be hitting it off. She says, he’s great, and Michael says, maybe there’s a someday for her too, but she says, it’s kind of soon. When comes to children, she’s more than content with her classroom. At least for now. She tells him the seeds he gave them are starting to bloom. He should stop by and check them out,

Nina and Sasha come into Charlie’s. Nina says she could tell the boutique wasn’t for her. She stops and stares at Michael and Willow. Sasha asks, what’s wrong? and Nina says, him with her.

Valentin tells Obrecht that she’d better not disappoint or betray him.

Jason sees Josslyn in the waiting area. She asks what he’s doing there, and if her mom sent him to get her. He says her mom doesn’t know she’s there. Josslyn figured someone told her, and he asks what she’s doing there. She explains she came yesterday, with Oscar, Cameron, and Trina. They got a flat tire, and spent the night at a hotel. He asks if it was The Inn at Cascade Point, and she asks how he knew. He tells her, keep going, and she says, Oscar had a seizure and he’s in the hospital. His parents are with him. They came in the helicopter, and they’re taking him back to Port Charles. She’ll have to wait until she gets home to explain to her mom. He says she doesn’t have to.

Dan asks why Sonny thinks he could help. Sonny says Dan is smart. He keeps his eyes open, and this is his turf. He must have been through every basement and back alley, and probably remembers faces. He shows him a picture of Raj, and Dan says, everyone knows who he is, and to stay away from him. Sonny says he doesn’t have that luxury. Can Dan lead him to this guy? Dan thinks Sonny would be better off cutting his losses. Sonny asks why Dan’s English isn’t so broken now. Dan says Sonny isn’t a cop or a tourist. With the first one, he has to protect himself from, and the second, he wants to feel sorry for him. Sonny shows him another picture, and Dan asks, who is it? Sonny tells him, his son.

Josslyn goes to Carly’s room. she asks if Carly is okay. Carly asks what she’s doing there, and Josslyn says she’s sorry. She lied. She wasn’t spending the night at Trina’s. She, Oscar, Trina, and Cameron were going to Niagara Falls, and one of their tires blew up, so they spent the night in a hotel, but Oscar had a seizure. Carly asks where he is, and Josslyn says, the hospital. His parents are with him. She was in the waiting area when Jason saw her. She asks if Carly is hurt, but Carly says she’s fine. They want to monitor her. She has a lot to tell Josslyn, but it’s good. She’s pregnant.

Obrecht tells Valentin that she kept her end of the bargain. She hasn’t told a soul that he played fast and loose with her sister’s DNA. He says she’d better be damn sure no one finds out. If he loses Nina, she’ll lose a lot more.

Maxie and Peter go to the lab. Maxie asks if Brad is still doing bad stuff. He says he’s on the straight and narrow, and she says she’ll get down to business. Someone she cares about was led to believe she has a child who might not be hers. As a parent, she thinks that’s just wrong. Wouldn’t he agree?

Nina wants to steal Willow for a second, and they step away. Willow tells her, before she says anything, things between Aiden and Charlotte have improved. Nina says, imagine how Charlotte would feel about Willow dating one of her family members.

Michael sees Sasha, and says he enjoyed meeting her. She asks if he means when mom ambushed them.

Oscar wonders if he can ask Drew something. Drew says Oscar can ask him anything. Oscar says he doesn’t want to die without being with Josslyn, but it’s also something they both want. Drew knows what he’s asking, and had hoped he’d be older when they had this conversation. Drew sits on the bed, and says Oscar is curious about being intimate with Josslyn, even though he’s sick. Oscar puts his head on Drew’s shoulder, and says he doesn’t know what will happen. What should he do? Drew asks if he loves Josslyn, and he says he does. Drew says she might love him too, and when you love someone, it’s a whole lot more than being physical. It’s the ability share yourself; all your truths, completely bare, and they share too. It’s about being together, and showing love. Most people never experience it, no matter how long they live, so Drew thinks that makes him a very lucky young man. Oscar guesses he is lucky, and they hug.

Josslyn says, Carly is pregnant? When? Never mind. Carly says, it’s a lot to process, and Josslyn asks if she isn’t kind of old. Carly says, clearly not, and Josslyn apologizes, saying she’s not old, but she never thought Carly would have another kid. She knows Carly and Sonny love each other, but it’s kind of weird. She adds it’s none of her business, and it’s great. She’s just going need a minute get used to it. Carly says she has nine months.

Maxie tells Brad that she thought it would be a no brainer, but he’s clearly conflicted. He says he’s just surprised the question is coming from her. Maxie says, this is what’s gong happen. He’s going to do the right thing, run the test samples, and only share the results with her and Peter. In the hallway, Valentin sees them through the window.

Michael tells Sasha, no explanation necessary. He comes from a long line meddlers. Sasha says something else they have in common. He says, besides a passion for environmental causes. She says, he demonstrates his with big money, and she recycles.

Willow says Chase is related to Charlotte? Nina asks, who’s Chase? and Willow says that’s the detective she’s dating. She and Michael are just friends. Nina is sure Willow and her detective are made for each other.

Sonny tells Dan that his son’s name is Dante. He has a wife and kids, and a family who loves him. Dan asks why he’s so far away, and Sonny says he came there to bring Raj down, but Raj was one step ahead. Dan is sorry to say his son is gone. Sonny knows that’s a possibility, but if there’s a chance he’s alive, Sonny is going to do what he can to find him. Will he help or not?

Josslyn asks if Carly wasn’t expecting it. Carly says, no. It was a surprise, like seeing her there. Was she going to spend the night with Oscar? Josslyn says she was, but that’s not why they came. A tire blew out, so they got two hotel rooms, and Trina said they should have one to themselves. Carly says, gotta love Trina. Josslyn says she and Oscar talked about having sex, and she thinks it would have happened, but he had a seizure. Carly asks if they had protection, and Josslyn says, yes. Carly says, good. Josslyn honestly doesn’t know what to do. The seizure was so much worse, and Oscar was unconscious for a while afterward. She didn’t want to say it in front of him, but she was scared. Carly says, it’s okay to be scared, and hugs her. She says she’ll be there for Josslyn; she promises. Josslyn says she’s lucky to have Carly, and the baby is lucky too.

Obrecht reads that the letter writer’s son was adopted under unusual circumstances.

Michael tells Sasha, hell hath no fury like a hungry Avery, and Sasha says maybe they’ll run into each other again. Willow comes by, and says she’ll walk him out. They leave Nina brings over coffee. She says Willow and Michael are just friends, and asks what they were talking about. Sasha says, thanks for caring, but she can take care of her own personal life. Nina knows that, but asks if it wouldn’t be great if Sasha met a guy with many great qualities, and settled down in Port Charles?

Brad asks if Maxie is looking for specific results, but she says she wants the truth, and nothing but. Do it, and he’ll have another shot at redemption. He says she had him at redemption. He’ll run the test, and put a rush on it.

On the phone, Valentin tells someone to drop what they’re doing. He has a job for them.

Josslyn comes back to Oscar’s room. He says she’s been gone a while, and asks if everything is okay, but she says she was charging her phone. A thing ok charge phone. A nurse comes with a wheelchair. Oscar says he’d rather walk, but she says, hospital rules. Josslyn asks if she can push, and Drew helps him into the chair. Oscar asks if they can do a wheelie, but Kim tells him, don’t you don’t dare. Oscar asks if they can see how fast it goes, and Kim tells them to be careful.

Jason brings Carly a smoothie recommended for pregnant women. He asks how Josslyn is, and Carly says, freaked out. The last thing she expected was a little brother or sister. He asks if she told Carly about Oscar, and she says he’s flying back to Port Charles with his parents, and she told Josslyn to go with them. He asks if Josslyn knows what happened to her, but Carly says Josslyn has been through so much, and she’s fine, so there was no point. He asks if she’s sure she’s fine, and she says she almost gave up. When she got to the top and slipped, she slid back down. She was lying there, and thought she was going to die there, but got back up and started climbing. When she slipped again, he caught her. When she saw his face, she was so grateful, but not surprised. He says, as long as he’s breathing, if she needs him, he’ll find a way to get to her. She knows.

Dan tells Sonny, if he did see something, what’s in it for him? Sonny tells him, find his son, and he’ll find a way to help him. Dan starts to talk out with Sonny’s phone, and Sonny asks if he’s forgetting something. Dan gives the phone back, and says, hey, American, let’s go find your son. They leave together.

Tomorrow, Harmony asks Shiloh what happened to the man who professed his love for her, Laura asks Doc when he found out his brother was alive, and Ava tells Franco that she hopes Ryan is alive so she can kill him.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Wyatt loads a gun he found in the basement, and heads back upstairs. He hears David talking in the other room, and quietly puts the gun next to the fireplace. He goes upstairs to his room.

David says he found out very little. Veronica tells them the grand jury indicted all of them, and they can expect to be arrested at any moment. She suggests Kathryn not wear a girdle this time, and Kathryn tells her she should lay off the wigs. Veronica says Jim’s son did it this time. Why don’t they admit she was right? Wyatt should have gone to prison. Kathryn says, that’s what led him to this, and Veronica says they have a serious difference of opinion. She told Jim to get that boy in line, and they need to admit she was right. Kathryn says she’s trying to be cordial, and Veronica asks if Kathryn is going to shoot her too. Kathryn says, yes, and Jim says, this is serious; they can’t be at each other’s throats. David says they have to stick together. Jim says Wyatt has a drug problem, and Kathryn asks how Jeffrey is. David says that’s not helping. She says he looked happy last time she saw him, and Jim says, that’s how people look when they’re living life the way they were designed. I wonder how a major a-hole Jim can be so insightful at times. David says, stop. They have to work on a plan, and work together. Veronica wants know what the genius who shot someone in her own house has to say. Kathryn wonders what the bitch that hid the car can tell them. Jim tells them, stop. They’re all going to jail if they don’t get together. This is exactly what they want them do. David says Veronica has the best legal strategy; let her think.

Wyatt calls Jeffrey. He says he’s going to do it, and Jeffrey asks what he’s talking about. Wyatt says no one would believe him. Jeffrey asks if he’s high, and Wyatt says that’s the problem; he can’t get high. He’s going to do all of them in. He’s going to do it. Jeffrey says, do what? and Wyatt says he’ll see, and hangs up.

Veronica and David go through some case files. Veronica says the drunk in corner isn’t helping, and Kathryn says she’s just jealous. She’ll pour her one. David tells Kathryn, stop it, and Kathryn says, she started it. He asks if they’re twelve. David says, Veronica is a smart woman with a sharp legal mind. Let her focus. Veronica says, wait. David is being so nice. He knew this was coming. He says he didn’t, but she says he did. He wanted to get back together because he wanted her on his side. Kathryn says, here we go. It takes nothing for the paranoia to sink in with her. Veronica says David came to her house, and wanted to get back together David insists he does, and Kathryn laughs. Jim tells her, stop it. They can be arrested at any minute. They have to take this seriously. Veronica says David was with that little whore. That’s what this is; he played her for a fool. She walks out, and Jim says they need her. Kathryn doesn’t care, and he says she doesn’t care about going to prison? He tells David, get her back. If she joins the other side, their money won’t mean a damn thing.

Landon brings a bunch of dresses to Candace’s room. He says he contacted several designers, and they all want to dress the President’s girlfriend – especially after he showed them this. He shows her a picture with her face on a different body. He holds up a dress, and she says, it’s matronly. Landon says, First Lady, and holds up another one. He loves this one. She says he would; he should wear it. He says if he thought it would turn him on, he totally would. They laugh, and Charles, who has come in through the adjoining door, says, it won’t. Landon says, sorry, and Charles tells him to leave them, and the dress. Landon jets, and Candace laughs. Charles wishes Landon would stop saying things like that. Candace says, he’s joking. Charles is a handsome man, and should be happy Landon is flirting. Charles says, if he wants to keep his job, he’ll stop. She tells him, don’t be uptight. He says the only person he wants flirting with him, he’s looking at. She kisses him.

Charles says he had a break, and wanted see her. He knows it was rough last night. She says she’s better, and he asks if she saw her mother. She says she hasn’t, and he says she should; it would be good for her. She’s afraid Hanna will come at her wrong, and she’ll have to stand her ground. Why should she take his advice? He says he’s the President, and she says, President Elect. He says, boyfriend elect, and she says they’re dating, but there’s no one else. He says he knows, and she says she hates that. He tells her, get used to it. He knows everything. She says, it’s creepy. He says, it can be, but she should feel wonderful that he cares enough to want to know. She says, a voyeur with a heart, and asks how it’s going. He says most of the country loves him; the rest hate him. She says welcome to her world. He tells her that he has fifteen minutes, and she asks why his clothes aren’t off. He says he didn’t come to have sex; fifteen minutes would just annoy him. She asks, why come? and he says, this. He kisses the top of her head, and sits behind her. They cuddle, and she says, this is it? He says, it feels good, doesn’t it? She admits it does. He wants her to feel his heart, and know he heard her. He promises he’ll never hurt her. He’s just staying and holding her a while. He asks if that’s okay, and she says it is, but if he hurts her, she’ll hurt him back. He tells her, hush. I’m not much for romances, but I’m all in on this.

Jeffrey calls Madison. He wants to apologize; he was out of line. Madison says he should apologize. He should have never said anything to Jeffrey’s dad. Jeffrey says, just let it go. Madison asks if they’re still friends, and Jeffrey says, yeah. He wasn’t mad at Madison, just mad. Madison asks where he is, and Jeffrey says he doesn’t want to know. Madison says if he needs a place to stay, Jeffrey can sleep on his couch. Jeffrey says he doesn’t need a place to stay, and Madison asks if he’s staying there. Jeffrey says, no; he’s just visiting. Madison begs him not to go. Justin is trying to manipulate him. Jeffrey says he’ll be fine, but Madison says it gives him bad vibes. Jeffrey asks, can we not do this? and Madison asks Jeffrey to call him when he’s done, and asks what’s the address. Jeffrey says he’ll text it on his way up. Madison says he’s not planning on coming there. He just wants to know where to send the police. He has a really bad feeling. Jeffrey hangs up.

At a meeting in FBI headquarters, FBI Guy #1 asks what they’ve got. FBI Guy #2 (a dude from Too Close to Home) says, not much. #1 says, the President is out of office, and they’re going to be replaced by a new administration. #2 says, the guy’s clean, and #1 says, nobody’s clean. #2 says, this guy seems to be. They’re looking at slides, and #1 says, go back. Who is that? It Candace, and #2 says, the President’s new girlfriend. #1 says, he’s kidding. There’s no way they found nothing on her? He knows her. She’s a whore who robbed him. #2 says he warned #1 about the rules. He wants sit in #1’s seat one day. #1 says, it starts with her. He has to find out everything. #2 says, she’s clean, but #1 says, no way. Someone had to clean her up. #2 says he’ll see what he can find out.

Justin straightens up. He looks through the blinds, fluffs pillows. and takes a deep breath. Jeffrey gets out of his car, and stands there a moment. His phone rings. It’s Wyatt, who says, talk him down. He’s going to do it. No one wants them around. Jeffrey tells him, don’t call if he’s using, and Wyatt asks why he’s saying that. Jeffrey says, he was doing so good; why stop? Wyatt tells him that they took Anna off. They won’t let her work with him because they made out. He asks if Jeffrey did this. Did he get her fired because he’s jealous? Jeffrey says he can’t do this, and Wyatt says he’s still going to do it. Jeffrey says, do what? and Wyatt says, kill everyone in the house. Jeffrey says, go ahead; do that. Wyatt says Jeffrey thinks he’s joking, but Jeffrey says he doesn’t care. He said don’t call, and he meant it. He hangs up, and Justin is there. He asks if Jeffrey was talking to Madison, and Jeffrey says, if Justin is acting like this, he’s not coming up. Justin says he’s just excited that Jeffrey is there. Jeffrey asks how Justin knew he was there, and Justin says he just had a feeling. He asks if Jeffrey smells anything. Maybe a certain fragrance? Jeffrey says Justin smells like him, and Justin thinks maybe they should wear the same fragrance. He’s excited for Jeffrey to see the place. Jeffrey says he needs to check with his dad, and he’ll be there. Surprisingly, Justin goes back up

Mitch goes to the Iron Bone, and asks a guy where Uncle Vinnie is. The guy says he gave Vinnie the Cryer kid’s address. Mitch says he didn’t want Vinnie to have that, and the guy says, too bad. Vinnie knows and he’s pissed. Mitch’s punk ass is trying to be a hero, but he can’t run from this. Vinnie joins them, and says Mitch wasn’t going to tell him, but Mitch says he was giving Vinnie time to recuperate. He just got out of the hospital, and doesn’t look too good. Vinnie says Mitch knows he’s going to kill Wyatt, and Mitch asks if Mama Rose knows. She has ties in deep. There have been a lot of favors between the families. Vinnie doesn’t give a damn. He’s killing this SOB. Mitch says Jim knows things, and Mama Rose won’t be okay with him going after Jim’s son. Vinnie asks, who’s going to tell her? Mitch asks how much Wyatt owes Vinnie, and Vinnie says, his life. Mitch says, Vinnie is alive; how much? Vinnie says he got five grand, and Mitch asks Vinnie to let him work on that, but Vinnie wants fifty. Mitch says, all right. Let him work with the Cryers; keep the peace. Vinnie asks what he’s trying to do, and Mitch says he’s the peacemaker in the family. Vinnie says, no; he is. After the kid is dead. Mitch says, let him get the fifty grand. If it works, Wyatt walks away. The bottom line is, Vinnie doesn’t want this. Vinnie says he’ll think about it, and tells Mitch not to keep any more secrets from the family.

At the kitchen table, Derrick and Hanna laugh. Benny says, it’s not that funny. Hanna asks if he liked the chicken, and Benny says, it was good. Derrick says he made it, and Benny says, that explains why it was so dry. Hanna and Derrick laugh some more, and Derrick says he’s got the dishes. There’s a knock at the door. Derrick says he’ll get it, but Benny says, no, he won’t. Benny goes to the door, and says it’s Candace. Hanna says, oh, Lord, and Derrick tells her not to be like that. She says Candace comes with so much drama.

Benny calls to Hanna, who comes into the living room. Candace asks if they can talk. Benny asks what about, and she says to both of them actually. Hanna says, okay, and Candace sits. Benny asks, what’s up? It looks like she’s been crying. Candace doesn’t think she can do this, and Benny says, what? Hanna asks what she’s gotten herself into now. She’s seen this act before. Benny suggests hearing Candace out. Hanna says she’s tried this with her before when she wanted the money, and admitted sending a man to threaten her. Candace says, this is a bad idea, but Benny tells her, sit down and talk. Hanna says she’s not falling for a con, but Candace says she’s not trying to con. Hanan says she wants the money. Candace says she doesn’t; give it back to Jim. She tells Benny, sign the papers. Benny says he can’t; he has a problem. Hanna says they can’t keep it, but Benny says Mitch’s family wants interest. Twenty grand.

Candace has a solution. She says the eight million is in a money market account. Hanna could ask Kathryn if she can keep the interest. Hanna says keep the interest on the money Candace stole? and Candace says, yes; she stole it. She’s not proud of a lot of bad things she’s done. Hanna asks what she’s trying to get. What does she want? Hanna doesn’t have time for her to waste. Benny asks Hanna to listen. He’s never seen Candace look like this. Hanna says the last time she was there, she looked like that.

Candace holds up a plastic ring, and asks if Hanna remembers it. When she was a little girl, she wanted to be in a play. She wanted to be the lead, but she told Hanna they gave the part to Angela. The kids said Candace didn’t get it because her skin was too dark. Hanna held her tight, and gave her this ring. She told her, this for the Black girls who have skin like hers. She took Candace in front of a mirror, combed her hair back, and showed Candace the beauty in her face. Does she remember? Hanna does. She told Candace to look at her eyes, skin, and hair, and told her that she was a natural beauty. She said Candace didn’t need stuff on her face like the other girls. She always remembered that, and always kept the ring. Even when she lost everything, including Hanna. Hanna tears up, and says Candace never lost her. Candace says Hanna hates her, but Hanan says, that’s not true. Just because she doesn’t stand with Candace when she does something wrong, she doesn’t hate her.

Candace asks if Hanna remembers when she told her about being raped by a man with a lion tattoo on his chest, and she was a rape baby. She thought, wow. Hanna still held her up, and told her she was beautiful. They’re both crying now, and I’m close. Hanna says she doesn’t hate Candace. It’s the farthest thing from her mind and heart. She loves Candace so much; the both of them. Benny is crying too. Hanna says she cannot and will not stand for what’s wrong, and Candace says she should have never asked Hanan to. She was right all along. Hanna says she still sees the little girl in her. She’ll always see the beauty in her. Candace is her child; her baby. Does she understand that? She would lay down her life for her. Candace asks if that’s true, and Hanna asks, what dos she think? Candace says, yes, and she loves Hanna too. That did it. Now we’re all crying. Candace says the more disappointed Hanna was in her, the angrier she became. She knows Hanna loved her grandon, and tried to protect him. It’s all her fault. Hanna says it’s been hard for all of them. Candace was his mother. Hanna knows she loved him so much. Candace hands Hanna a box. She wants her to have his ashes. She doesn’t deserve them. She asks Hanna to please take them, and Hanna says okay. Benny asks, what’s wrong? What’s going on?

Candace says she can’t do this anymore. She’s done. She can’t hold all this stuff in anymore. Please give the money back, and forgive her. Hanna says, all things are possible. She thinks she can do that, but what happened between last time and now? Candace says she kept seeing Hanna. She was so angry at times. So angry, she didn’t even know herself. Please forgive her. Hanna says she can. Candace says every day she wakes up and wonders if she ever will. Hanna didn’t know this was going to happen, no matter what Candace did. Benny says she didn’t do this, and Candace says, but she caused it. She knows that, and she’s sorry for all the pain she’s caused to both of them. She says they’ll see her around. Benny says she’s scaring him, but Candace says she’s not doing anything crazy to herself. She’s done. She’s tired. She loves them. Benny says they love her, and Candace asks Hanna for a hug. Hanna hugs her, and they cry some more. Candace loves Hanna so much, and Hanna loves her too. Candace says she’s fine. She’ll call Benny later. She says, bye, mom.

After she leaves, Hanna says, God heard her. She’s prayed for all these years, and God heard her. She cries out, and Benny holds her. I’m totally losing it now, and hope no one walks in.

Next time, Veronica asks David why he’s being so nice and if he’s wearing a wire; Jim makes Wyatt spit pills out, and Landon doesn’t like something.

Wow. That was great. And you just know something really bad is going to happen now.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Sophia asks Kyle to help her pack. In Kyle’s interview, she says as a parent, it’s good to know all of her kids are at home under one roof. Sophia is leaving for DC and college, and Farrah will be meeting them there. Kyle asks Alexia what time she got home. Alexia says, it was Shelby’s birthday and it’s hurting. That’s all she’s going to say. In her interview, Kyle says Alexia has had an adjustment learning the party is over. College is done. Welcome to the real world. Get a job. Sophia says goodbye to the dogs, and sniffles. Kyle makes a sad face, and hugs her, saying, it’s going to be okay. Kyle tells us that she feels better when she’s near Sophia, and knows she’s safe. She doesn’t like change. I don’t think anyone really does.

LisaR meets Denise for a walk. Denise forgot her sunglasses. If that was me, I’d totally have to go back home and get them. I’ve done it. LisaR is wearing an Erika Jayne T-shirt, and promises to get Denise one. Denise says she had fun on the trip. She loves Erika. We flash back to Erika insisting on a Bond girl moment. Denisse likes LVP too, and we flash back to their massage and discussion about adopted children. LisaR asks what’s going on with Aaron and the kids, and Denise says his divorce is final after two years, so they’re getting married. LisaR gets all excited, and Denise says, it will be soon. She didn’t want an engagement ring; just a wedding band. LisaR says she deserves happiness. She’s been through it. She suggests they focus on that rather than the dog business.

Dorit joins PK on the patio. Well, it’s probably one of their many patios. He asks if she’s spoken to LVP. She never called or texted on his birthday, and it’s not like her. Dorit says, it needs to be resolved; it can’t just disappear. PK says he loves LVP. She’s a genius at manipulation, and he respects her for it, but it’s different when it’s his wife. Dorit just wants honesty. PK asks if Teddi is making anything up, but Dorit doesn’t think so. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi’s conviction and angst are hard not to believe. PK says Dorit did nothing wrong; LVP was naughty. Dorit says she just wants a sorry from her.

Erika tells herself she’s not eating tarts. Or maybe she was talking to the dog; I’m not sure. Teddi – who at this point, is irritating the blip out of me – comes by. In her interview, Erika says she and Teddi have had issues in the past – we flash back to Erika ripping Teddi a new one – but they’ve put those to bed. They had a great time in the Bahamas, and Teddi ain’t no punk. She found her voice, and telling LVP she’s not playing takes a different level of strength. Erika gives her a mini tour of the house, and they go to the kitchen. Teddi says she’s sore after filming her workout video. Erika asks when it’s out, and Teddi says it will probably be finished in three weeks. Erika shows her the chapel, where there are lots of frescos, relics, stained glass, and such. It’s beautiful.

Teddi says when Erika said they should let things go, she didn’t think Erika really would, but then they were having fun. Erika says, and then this happened. Where is she with that? Teddi says there was tension between her and Dorit, who ignored her at public functions. LVP knew they had problems, and she got a call from Vanderpump Dogs, saying that LVP wanted her to know about Dorit’s dog. Teddi admits she wasn’t above board, and kept asking for more information. She was fed information, and then when they got invited to Vanderpump Dogs by LVP, she was told that LVP wanted her to tell everyone what Dorit did, but she couldn’t go through with it.

Puffy/Harrison! Giggy!!! LVP asks if Ken talked to John, but he says he’s too angry. We flash back to Ken showing LVP the texts between John Blizzard and Teddi. In LVP’s interview, she says she was sure Teddi had nothing to do with it. Teddi sat there while she was being hammered, and she’d been texting John, who’s the culprit here. John arrives, and Ken says he’s going to the office. LVP says she doesn’t know John very well, and appreciates everything he’s done, but he complicated her life. They’re not close, but clearly, he’s closer to Teddi.

Teddi tells Erika that LVP went into a tizzy, telling her not to say anything, and she realized she’d been set up. She doesn’t feel good about it. In Erika’s interview, she says, Teddi isn’t as innocent as she portrayed herself, and it takes a lot to want to help take someone down. Teddi says she has proof, but she thinks LVP is going to flip it.

John says he was told that LVP didn’t care who knew about Dorit. LVP says then he implicated her. John admits to putting words in her mouth that weren’t true. He’s sorry. She says she had no clue that Teddi was going to say something about Dorit’s dog. She didn’t know Teddi was involved. Dorit won’t be happy until LVP shows her the texts. John says, at the same time, Teddi shouldn’t have texted him. LVP says she’ll have to tell Dorit.

Mauricio and Kyle bring Sophia to her dorm. Mauricio says they’ll have to decorate. There’s a lot more space than Farrah had. Kyle wants it cozy and comfortable. In her interview, Kyle says, it’s not like when they turn eighteen, a parent’s job is done. It’s just a different job. She needs to make Sophia feel safe, comfortable, and secure. Mauricio says, it’s exciting. Sophia wonders why she has to clean the toilet; it washes itself. Kyle says she uses Mauricio’s toothbrush.

LisaR doing a cover for Cvlux magazine. Nope, I’ve never heard of it either. She says they’re doing a home and garden issue, and she has no green thumb, but she’s a good actress. High fashion in the garden. In LisaR’s interview, she says LVP takes herself too seriously. She can’t be seen as effing up. If you own up to your mistakes, it means you’re not perfect. She feels sorry for LVP. When you take yourself too seriously, it ages you. She’s fresh as a daisy. She says she’s going into her third act; she’s been hustling for thirty-one years, and done many different things. We see a montage of some of those. She says she’s been tenacious, and stayed in the game. She’s never looked or felt better. Life is better, and she’s never been more successful. Go figure.

Teddi calls Kyle, and Mauricio uses the curling iron on her while she talks. Teddi is checking on her; seeing how she’s feeling. Kyle says she loves the college, and the area is great, but she’s not looking forward to Saturday. She asks how Teddi is, and Teddi says she just left Erika. Erika told her to remember they all believe her. LVP told Vanderpump Dogs to tell her about Dorit, and she used it to threaten Dorit. Kyle asks, what’s her next move? In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s been friends with LVP a long time, but Teddi is also a friend. She doesn’t want to take sides, so she just has to speak the truth. Teddi says Erika told her to speak the truth, and watch her back. Kyle jokes that she should sleep with one eye open.

Erika, Dorit, and Teddi meet for horseback riding. There’s a riding instructor, but they all have experience with horses. In her interview, Teddi says that her relationships with Dorit and Erika shifted, and she thought it would be a fun way for them to connect, doing something that makes them feel better, not worse. In Erika’s interview she says she’s an amateur rider. She’s taken some lessons, and it’s a departure from what she’s used to. She enjoys it. She says it doesn’t feel like LA. Dorit says she’s loved horses since she was little. She’s ridden horses all over the world.

Portia has joined Kyle and Mauricio in DC, and the family goes out to eat. Farrah has also met up with them. Kyle thinks the next thing they should do is set up a bank account for Sophia. Mauricio says she only gets to use the debit card; the credit card is only for emergencies. They also need to establish an amount. They didn’t have to with Alexia, since she doesn’t spend money. Sophia insists she doesn’t spend that much. In her interview, Kyle says Sophia is her most high maintenance child, and budget is not her favorite word. Mauricio asks how she gets her clothes, and Sophia says she doesn’t have any good clothes. Kyle says she didn’t just say that. She says she’s the luckiest mom. She’s proud of Sophia. She’s going to an amazing school, and she’ll have the best experience, but Kyle is going to miss her every day. Kyle tears up, and dabs at her eyes with a napkin. In her interview, she says it’s a proud moment. She didn’t go to college, and Sophia is her third daughter to go. It makes her proud. Mauricio toasts to an amazing experience in college, and coming home quickly.

Teddi, Dorit, and Erika go to a Western themed bar. In Dorit’s interview, she says the last few weeks have been trying with the dog drama. It’s nice being with women who aren’t taking jobs or digs. They order drinks and food. Dorit says her parents are celebrating their 45th anniversary. Her mother’s a saint. Teddi says, every woman is who deals with a man. Men have triggers, and she knows what to say to piss off Ed. Erika says that could be useful. In her interview, Teddi says that Ed claims he ended up with her because she trained horses, and can reign him in. Dorit says part of PK’s work is to entertain, and he wants her there. As a working mother, she cherishes her time with the kids. Teddi says then he takes it as saying he’s a bad dad. Erika says she tells Tom that he’s better at everything than she is. In Erika’s interview, she says, Tom wants it slow, soft, and sweet. She thinks the Erika he married was sweet. The Erika now is like, who is this broad? Erika Jayne is loud, rude, and obnoxious, but he loves the both of them.

Denise has date night with Aaron, and they go out to eat. He thinks it’s important, and thinks relationships fail because they’re neglected. He’s not making that mistake. In her interview, Denise says she met Charlie when they were making a movie together. It went sideways after she got pregnant. The environment became dark and toxic. After a bad night, she packed, went to a hotel, and filed divorce papers. Aaron toasts to his final paper. The divorce took longer than he was married. He didn’t think he’d want to get married again; it was such a letdown. In Denise’s interview, she says she has a U-Haul of baggage; two teenagers, and a child with special needs; an outrageous ex; and a public life. It’s a lot to embrace, and Aaron loves all of them. Aaron says the only day they have available is September 8th. Denise says, it’s only ten days away. Aaron says the number eight means infinity. September is the ninth month, eight and nine is seventeen, and one plus seven is eight. In her interview, Denise laughs. She doesn’t give a sh*t; just pick a date. She tells Aaron they can do throw something spontaneous together. In her interview, she says she doesn’t base her decisions on numbers, but maybe she’s screwing up by not doing it that way. She tells Adam that she was a vegetarian when she met him. Now she has steak and booze. He says he’s a bad influence.

Sophia has breakfast with her family in the hotel suite. Kyle jokes that she just whipped it up. She tells Sophia that if she’s ever not feeling well, to call and let her know immediately. Sophia says she doesn’t feel well now. In Kyle’s interview, she says her anxiety is hereditary. She thinks she was born that way, and sees it building up in Sophia, and the time is coming when they have to leave. It reminds her of how she never wanted her mom to see her cry. She wanted to be strong, and kept it together. Kyle says they have to be happy, and Mauricio says they are. He laughs because everyone has such sad face. Kyle says if Sophia needs her, she’ll drop everything and come. In her interview, she says she feels like she’s leaving half her body behind. She knows it’s good for Sophia though. Portia cries, and Kyle says, it will be okay. Mauricio says, it will be amazing,

Dorit calls Kyle, and asks how DC was. Kyle says it was emotionally draining. Dorit says she’s looking forward to LVP’s lunch, but wonders what she wants to talk about. Kyle says she said she wanted to clear up what happened, Dorit says she and PK don’t want the dog situation going any further. Kyle arrives first, wearing a pink pantsuit. LVP remarks that she’s so pink. She asks if Kyle dropped off Sophia, and Kyle says her anxiety has been reduced, but it was emotional and sad. She says LVP looks drained, and LVP says she’s been like that a while. Dorit joins them, and LVP serves some wine. Dorit thought they were having lunch, but LVP says it’s late for lunch. The wine is in huge glasses, but Dorit has learned not to complain about glasses.

LVP says she hates what went down in the Bahamas. She was accused of something she knew she wasn’t guilty of, and when she got back, Ken showed her something. He went to John, and had him print out all of his texts from Teddi. LVP pulls out a pile of papers. She points out Teddi telling John to have the dog there, and she’d say it looks like Dorit’s dog. Kyle says, no doubt Teddi’s hands aren’t clean, but it’s not fair to put it on her when she wasn’t alone in the situation. In her interview, Kyle says she saw the texts already. Teddi showed her, but Teddi didn’t initiate it. LVP says she never spoke to John; she had no idea they were interacting. Kyle asks LVP how she knew Teddi was involved, and LVP says she didn’t at the time. She’d just told Dorit to clean up the situation. In Kyle’s interview, she says LVP told Dorit that Teddi knew, so obviously she had a conversation with John. Dorit says Teddi claimed that John was given an order by LVP to let Teddi know. LVP asks why Dorit is believing Teddi over her; she’s lying. Dorit says Teddi isn’t here to defend herself, and was led to believe John had the dog there. LVP says the story is different than what’s in the texts, and Dorit agrees. Kyle says obviously Teddi’s hands aren’t clean. Dorit says she keeps getting bits of information, and it’s hard to digest. LVP says someone is guilty by omission. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi led her to believe that only LVP had a hand in it. We flash back to Teddi saying she never lies. Dorit says, she’s not as innocent ask she’s claiming to be. Kyle says, the dog is safe now, and suggests they move forward from it.

Yeah, I even feel stupid typing about how these grown women are creating all this intrigue about something that’s over and done with.

Next time, LVP asks Denise if there was instant attraction to Aaron, Erika tells Dorit not to trust anyone, and Teddi feels betrayed by LVP.

⏰ Plus I Lost An Hour On Sunday…

It’s been a late night, and a long week already. Hopefully, the editing is close enough. Until next time…

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March 5, 2019 – Franco Wakes Up, Wyatt Testifies, No La Voz, Deferring the Wives & Guess What Day It Is

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason tells Sam that she’s been keeping something from him. He read a book to Danny who was out cold in three minutes. She says it’s her secret weapon. There are a million toys everywhere, and she asks if he has extra time to help her clean up. He does.

Kristina brings a girl into Dawn of Day house, and introduces her to Shiloh. Her name is Bridget and she’s been living in Charlie’s parking lot for a couple of weeks. Kristina told her about the work they’re doing, and she was interested in learning more. Shiloh tells Bridget to feel free to help herself to some food. She goes to the kitchen, and he tells Kristina, well done. She says she had to help after hearing Bridget’s story; it broke her heart. Shiloh is proud of her, but she says she’s just trying to follow the tenets. He says she’s a gift to DOD and him.

Niagara Falls. Josslyn, Oscar, Cameron, and Trina enter a hotel room. Josslyn says the accommodations are courtesy of the adventure fund. Trina says, and her fake ID. Oscar says he’s stressed, since Cameron drove his car into a pothole. Cameron says he didn’t know he was supposed to brake into a skid. Oscar wanted to visit Niagara Falls, and here they are. Oscar says they’re not visiting. They’re stranded until his car is fixed tomorrow. Trina says they’re here for the night. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Elizabeth sits next to Franco, and tells him that he needs to wake up. Epiphany comes in, and asks how he’s doing. Elizabeth says, the same, and Epiphany asks her to step outside. She doesn’t want to leave, but Epiphany says she has to change his dressing; she knows the rules. She can come back soon as Epiphany is finished. She tells Elizabeth, relax, but Elizabeth says that’s not happening until Franco wakes up. Drew arrives, saying he got her text. He asks how Franco is.

Laura can’t believe they’re getting out, and Doc can’t believe it worked. Danzinger was a physicist and engineer, but Doc never imagined he could manage something so elaborate. I’d be more impressed that he did it with what? A spoon? She says they have to go to the police, but he says he’s not going with her.

Jason asks Sam if she’s sure she wants to risk it. She says cleaning up is a dangerous job, but someone has to do it. Jason says, Kristina might come by, but Sam says she’ll give her a cover story. It’s not like she’s not lying already. He laughs at all the stuff all over. She says the kids love when he comes there. She thanks him for helping, and they kiss.

Shiloh asks Kristina if there’s any word on Jason. She’s sure he’s out of the hospital; he’s pretty resilient. Shiloh hopes Jason finds peace, and gives Sam the space she needs. Kristina says she didn’t know how taxing the relationship was on Sam. Shiloh says it’s good Sam is being honest with herself. Kristina says she was convinced they were soulmates, and Shiloh suggests maybe she was naïve or misguided. Kristina sees that now, thanks to his teaching, and Sam seems to be removing herself from Jason.

Trina says they’re parent free, and should make the most of it. Josslyn says her life over; she’ll have to call her mom. Trina suggests she text, and tell Carly that she’s sleeping at Trina’s. Trina will text her mother and says she’s sleeping at Josslyn’s house. Oscar says his mom is working, so he should be good. Cameron says his mom is on his case, but as long as he’s back before he has to do community service, it should be fine. He’s glad to be away from the Franco mess.

Elizabeth says she can’t lose her husband. Epiphany is like, what? and Elizabeth says they got married. Epiphany says she’ll table her thoughts on that until later. Elizabeth knows she’s not his biggest fan. Epiphany says she’s not a fan of his crimes, but she knows Kiki loved him, and Elizabeth does, so there’s got to be something good. Elizabeth asks her, please bring him back. Epiphany says Elizabeth is the reason he has a chance to survive. She kept him alive; let them take over. Drew arrives, and asks, what happened? Elizabeth says Drew just missed Franco at the house. He came to the there, bleeding from a deep stab wound. Drew asks if he explained himself, and she says he was in and out of consciousness, but said he lied about being the killer. He swore it was Ryan Chamberlain. Drew says, that’s not possible; he’s been dead over twenty years. Chase appears and says, that’s the accepted theory, but the body was never found, so it’s possibly wrong.

Laura says Doc is coming with her, but he says he’d only slow her down. She has no idea what obstacles might be in there. She says she can’t leave; what if Ryan comes back? Doc says Ryan got her signature; what else would he need? He doesn’t want to be a burden, and tells her, just go. She says not without him, but he says their best option is for her to get help. He’ll be waiting; he’s not going anywhere. The longer Ryan is out there, he can kill. He tells her to think about Lulu and her grandchildren, and all the people in Port Charles who are counting on her to protect them. Do it for them – and us. She says she loves him, and kisses him. He loves her too, but says she has to go. He tells her, be careful, and she says she’ll be back for him. She crawls into the tunnel.

Chase says Jordan left him a message about bringing him in on a case, but never had the chance to say what it was. He has a hunch it involved Franco. Her phone was recovered, and showed a missed call listed as urgent. He and Curtis cracked the phone, and it was a voicemail from Franco, probably made after he escaped. He said Ryan Chamberlain was the killer. Elizabeth says, it doesn’t make sense, but Chase says there are too many weird coincidences. Anna even mentioned Ryan in an unrelated case. Elizabeth asks if he’s saying Ryan could still be alive.

Daisy is ready to help Shiloh with his seminar, but he says there’s been a change in plans. He’s having Kristina help with this one. She’s ready. He tells Daisy not to be upset. He needs her to set up the refreshments.

Sam tells Jason about a spaceship Danny wants to put together as a family. She told him there’s a million pieces that Scout could choke on, but he suggested they put her in a high chair, and give her the box. Jason says Danny told him about it too, but he said he’d have to talk it over with her. She doesn’t see the harm, but he says they’re supposed to be broken up. She says they’re still parents, and did agree they’d see each other as a family. She thinks why Danny pulled out every toy. He wants Jason to stay around, and for them to be together.

Daisy asks Shiloh if she’s being punished. He says he just tasked her with refreshment duties, but she says she always assists with the seminars. He says maybe it’s time to give up the reigns. Kristina is ready. She’s done a spectacular job as ambassador. Kristina says that’s because of Daisy, who showed her the ropes. Shiloh thinks Daisy’s energy is better spent proving her worth to DOD. The emails she sent Sam are of concern. She forgot what’s most important; the good that DOD has done for her. He tells Kristina, let’s get started, and Kristina follows him, leaving an obviously upset Daisy.

Jason tells Sam that Danny doesn’t understand. Sam says it’s temporary, but Jason thinks they need to be aware of the impact it’s having. Sam asks what he wants to do, and he says everything they can to reassure Danny. He thinks they should just build the spaceship as a family. If Shiloh has a problem, blame it on him. Sam asks what if Shiloh wonders why she’s not setting limits, and Jason tells her to say she’s concerned about a custody fight, and wants to keep it amicable. It’s the best thing for Danny. Sam says maybe she should bail.

Oscar and Josslyn bring in a bunch of bags of chips. Oscar says, no one is delivering because of the icy roads, so, presenting dinner. Cameron is sorry for getting them stuck, but Josslyn says they’ve agreed to make the most of the night. Trina says they’re going to give Josslyn and Oscar privacy. She and Cameron will be in the other room. She’s been looking forward alone time with Cameron, and tells him they should leave the lovebirds to themselves.

Epiphany tells Franco that she heard congratulations are in order. When he wakes up, he’d better treat Elizabeth right. He doesn’t want her for an enemy. The machine starts to beep, and she asks if he can hear her.

Chase says they can’t rule anything out until they speak to Franco. Drew asks if Chase knows what happened at Ferncliff. Chase says according to Doc’s account, Franco somehow produced a knife, and attacked him. He took the knife away, and stabbed Franco in self-defense. He had a defense wound on his hand. Elizabeth says Franco had a major stab wound. Chase says until they know otherwise, they have to assume it was self-defense. Chase leaves, and Elizabeth tells Drew, it makes no sense. She asks him to try and get ahold of Cameron. She wants to tell him before it hits the news. He says he has to call Oscar too.

Laura is out! Her face covered in soot, she goes through a door to the outside world.

Elizabeth asks if Doc said anything else. Chase says, no. They’ll have to wait until Franco wakes up to find out why he tried to kill Doc.

Sam tells Jason that Kristina is getting in deeper. She can’t just stand by. Jason says they’ll find a way to compromise, and make sure to support and reassure Danny. He’s concerned Shiloh is going not step up the pressure because of the kiss, even though she did a good job covering. She thinks he bought it. Jason says he wants to think she’s vulnerable, and Jason is possessive. He told Jason that he’s holding her back, and had to let go. She’s part of him and the DOD community, so she’s under Shiloh’s protection. Sam says she should be happy she’s making progress, but Shiloh gives her the creeps, pulling her into his flock, but it’s worse for Kristina. The sooner they get her out, the better. Jason tells her that he has to meet Carly, and they hug.

Shiloh asks Kristina if she’s ready for the next phase of enlightenment. She says she is, and he asks if that includes financially. She says her brother is lending her the money. Shiloh helped her realize she can’t accept handouts, so she’s repaying him with interest. Shiloh is glad her brother is supportive, and Kristina says he told her that he’s seen a change in her.

Daisy goes to Sam’s place. She tells Sam that it was horrible and cruel for her to exploit Sam’s past. Sam says she knows what Daisy was trying to do, and there’s no need to rehash. Daisy says she has to accept responsibility. She’s working her way back to DOD’s good graces how involve her ask forgiveness

In Trina and Cameron’s room, Cameron apologizes for the giant mess. He ruined the trip, since he was a worse driver than he thought. Trina says if she was driving, they would have gone over the falls. Cameron has to be back by tomorrow afternoon, and doesn’t like the possibility of being shipped to juvie, but that’s not what’s really bothering him. Trina says she saw the interview with Franco, and Cameron says, good times. She’s sorry his mom married Franco, and he says she fell in love with someone she made up. She can’t let go of the fantasy. He says this can’t be Trina’s idea of fun, since she’s a party girl. She’s says not really, but the reputation makes her seem cooler. He says she’s cool enough already, and she says he’s sweet. He tells her he’s flattered, but… and she says she’s not really into him. She was faking so Josslyn and Oscar could be alone. Sorry to hurt his feelings. He says he’s kind of relieved, and she says, thanks. He says he likes her, but doesn’t like her like her. They decide to watch a movie. He wants Will Farrell or Star Wars, but she wants to cry her eyes out.

Oscar didn’t know Trina was into Cameron, and Josslyn says she’s completely surprised; usually Trina tells her everything. It kind of makes sense for them to be together. She’s happy for them, and she and Oscar get alone time. He hopes they see the Falls tomorrow. It makes you realize how big the world is, and how small we are in the scheme of things. The Falls keep going no matter what. Like how the stars will be there long after they’re gone. Sometimes he forgets they’re just visitors. They’re only mortals, but maybe after we die, we understand where the beauty comes from. She asks him to let her know what he finds out, and they kiss.

Drew tells Elizabeth that he couldn’t get ahold of Cameron or Oscar. He says they’re always playing with their phones, but never answer them. Epiphany comes out, and says Franco is awake and asking for Elizabeth. Chase follows. Epiphany wants him to give them space, but he says it’s a police matter. Elizabeth tells Franco that she’s there, and asks him to open his eyes for her. He does, and asks, what happened? She says he was hurt, and he’s in the hospital. She was so scared he wouldn’t make it. He says he was too, but he had to for her because he loves her. She says she loves him too, and kisses him. Chase knows Franco has had a tough day, but he needs to ask some questions. Elizabeth asks him to go easy. Chase asks why Franco called Jordan, and does he know why he was listed as urgent? Franco says they had a plan to bait the killer, and get him to reveal himself. He’ll have to ask Jordan. She knows more; it was her plan. Chase says she was hit by a car, and she’s incapacitated. Franco says he heard that, and Chase asks, how? He says someone told him. Chase wonders if it was Doc when he visited Franco in Ferncliff.

Daisy says Sam has a lovely home, and Sam asks how Daisy knew where she lived. Daisy says Kristina told her. She’d said it was a penthouse, but she doesn’t know how Kristina gave it up. Sam says she loves the group, and Daisy says she loves it too. Sam asks if that’s why she’s accepting responsibility within the group, and Daisy says, yes. She needs to acknowledge her mistake to the person most effected. She thought it was Shiloh or Kristina. Sam is sure she and Kristina will work it out. Daisy hopes so. It’s been difficult, and she needs to deal with the consequences or she can’t move forward. She can’t reconcile with Shiloh without it. Sam says she forgives Daisy, and hugs her. Daisy offers to help Sam clean up. When she bends over, Sam sees a tramp stamp and asks what the symbol stands for.

Josslyn pulls back, and asks Oscar if it doesn’t feel weird that they’re not worried about someone walking in on them. He says yeah, but good weird. Things happen for reason. Josslyn says like them ending up there alone. He feels like they’ve been given a chance. Josslyn asks if he’s talking about what she thinks he is. Is he ready? He thinks so. She says, yes or no, and he says yes. What about her? She says, yes; now what? He says they’ll see where it goes. For some reason, this scene makes me want to cry.

Chase says Doc must have told Franco before Franco attacked him with the knife. Franco says it wasn’t his knife. Ryan tried to kill him, then stabbed his own hand to make it look like Franco hurt him. Chase says Franco didn’t attack Doc? and Franco says he didn’t attack anyone. He didn’t kill anybody. He asks if Elizabeth believes him.

Drew sees Laura, who’s telling an officer that they can’t waste time. She doesn’t need medical attention. She needs to speak to the commissioner. Drew asks if she’s okay, and what happened? She says she was trapped in Ferncliff, but found a way out. She went to the highway where the officer picked her up. She told him she knows who the killer is, but he won’t believe her.

Franco says Ryan is the killer. The highway cop sticks his head in and says he needs Chase. Epiphany gets all Epiphany on him, saying there are too many people in her patient’s rooms He says the mayor is there, and says she knows who killer is. Chase comes out, and Laura says Franco isn’t the killer. It’s Ryan Chamberlain. Chase asks if there’s proof, and she says he attacked Doc and switched places with him. Doc is still in the basement at Ferncliff. He’s blind and needs help. Chase wants confirmation, and she says to go to Doc’s office. They’ll find Ryan’s fingerprints. They have to find Ryan before he has the chance to kill again.

In the garage, Jason calls Carly, but he hears the phone ring. It’s under a car.

Daisy says the tattoo is nothing. Sam says, it’s cool, and asks what it stands for. Daisy says she has no clue. She did stupid stuff when she was younger. She was a different person. She suddenly needs to get going. Sam asks if she’s okay; she seems anxious. Daisy says she’s just excited to let Shiloh know that Sam forgave her. She’s glad they’re cool again, and hopes to see her at DOD. She jets.

Shiloh takes out his iPad. His screen saver is the tattoo symbol. He says he has big plans for Kristina’s future.

Sam sketches the tattoo symbol.

Cameron tells Trina that between Oscar and Franco, he needs to watch something to cheer him up. She says, Mary Poppins Returns it is.

Oscar sends a text, and says mission accomplished. They’re parents won’t worry, and they’re alone, until they wake up together in the morning. He takes her hand.

Drew gets a text from Oscar saying he’s sleeping at Manny’s. He needs to prep for a test.

Chase says Ryan has been confirmed as the killer. The FBI has been notified, and there’s an APB out. He tells Franco to rest; they still have stuff to go over. Franco says he has so much tell Elizabeth. She says she never thought he did it. He says he loves her, but she says she loves him more. He doesn’t think that’s possible. He just wants it over, and to come home and be with her and the boys. She kisses him.

Chase asks Laura when she last saw Ryan. She says in the basement at Ferncliff. He made her sign the divorce papers so he was free to marry Ava. She says Ava is in terrible danger. She’ll be happy to answer all of his questions on the way to Ferncliff. Doc is still there, and needs them.

In the basement at Ferncliff, Doc says wherever Laura is, he’s so sorry.

Jason sees the phone and picks it up. He sees it’s his call coming through, and makes a worried face. He yells for Carly.

Tomorrow, Oscar tells Josslyn that he loves her, Jordan wakes up, and Ava hopes not-Doc doesn’t mind starting the honeymoon tonight.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace wakes up in Charles’s arms. He says she needed sleep, and asks, did she dream? She says, a little bit; she saw him running. Charles says, that’s good. She tells him that she feels better today. He thought she would. It’s a new day. She asks if he stayed there, and he says, all night. He needed her as much as she needed him. She wonders why, and he says he’ll drag her down that road another day. He has to go to DC to meet with the President, and tells her this is the part where she says wants to come with him. She wants to come, but is he sure she won’t ruin it? He says she has no idea who he is. She asks him to tell her, but he says, no. Later, when she puts a ring on it. She says, it must be good, and he says that little sh*t she was doing? He had her beat. I can’t wait to find out his backstory.

Candace says, really? Now she’s really curious. Charles is curious why it took so long for her to have that moment. She’s strong and solid; a lesser woman would have broken long ago. She says, it’s embarrassing, but he says, it’s healing and cleansing. It’s not easy changing who you are, but it’s possible. She doesn’t know where to start. He thinks he does, and she asks, where? He tells her, don’t roll her eyes, but her mother. He tells her that he said don’t; she says she didn’t. He says, there’s a lot of damage there, and a lot to heal. She hears him. There’s a knock at the door, and Charles says he’s coming. He tells Candace that he’ll be done with press around seven. She says she’ll be there. Landon comes in. Charles says he knows. He has to get dressed, shower, and get in the car. He apologizes for commandeering Landon’s room, and get moving.

Landon says, so…? Candace says she’s feeling better. She tells him get out of there, but he says it’s his room, and he needs a shower. He says she looks better. Charles has a way of doing that; making her feel better. Like he does Landon. Candace says, it’s so obvious, and Landon says, his straight man crush. She sees why, and he says she’s showing her softer side. She tells him that she’s still Miss Candace, but she does feel better. It’s weird. Landon asks if it’s the sex, but she says they didn’t even have it; it’s just different. Landon hears going to the Oval with him. Charles knew she would. He just knows. She tells Landon to be honest. Does he think they’ll laugh at her, a little black girl from Savannah? He says Charles told him her sense of security was false. She asks what else he said, and Landon says she’s not a confused, crazed bitch. He didn’t believe it, but Charles knows her. As far as Washington is concerned, she’ll have them eating out of the palm of her hand, like Josephine Baker did with the French. She’s got this. And if not, lean on the gorgeous man he’d kill for a night with. He says there’s a team waiting with wardrobe. It will be fun; she’ll slay them. He tells her get out so he can shower. Geez, even I’m smiling, this is so happy. It’s that soap moment where you think everything can work out. But it never does for long.

At David’s house, Jeffrey’s phone rings. It’s Justin. He’s good, but still bruised. He can’t believe David did this to him. Jeffrey says, sorry. He feels bad about it. Justin asks if Jeffrey is coming to see him, but Jeffrey says he has to take care of his dad. Justin wants him to see place, and whines what about him? Jeffrey says he’s not burned, and Justin says he was beaten badly. Jeffrey can at least come to say hi and see the place. Jeffrey says he will later tonight; he’ll call. Justin wears me out, and I’m not even involved. Justin tells Jeffrey that he loves him, and Jeffrey says, I love you too. Madison walks through, and Jeffrey asks if he was listening. Madison says he was just having breakfast. Jeffrey says he remembers why he didn’t like Madison in school – he’s so damn nosey. Madison says he’s having a conversation loud enough to hear in the kitchen, but Jeffrey says he was whispering. Actually, it was somewhere in between, where the truth often lies. Jeffrey tells Madison not to tell his dad what he heard, and Madison says, tell him what? That Jeffrey loves him? Madison says Jeffrey needs to listen. He can’t go over there. Justin is going to try and kill him. He’s dangerous. Hear him right now. In situations like this, someone like Justin will try to hurt, manipulate, and destroy. It’s not going to end up well. Jeffrey says Justin’s not going to hurt him. Madison has said all he can say. Jeffrey says, don’t tell his father, and in another perfect soap moment, David says, don’t tell his father what? He comes downstairs, and Jeffrey says, nothing. David asks if it’s about that boy. Is Jeffrey still seeing him? Jeffrey asks if David is still seeing mom. David says Jeffrey doesn’t understand; it’s complicated. Jeffrey says, he’s smart; try him. David doesn’t want to get into that right now. He says Justin is dangerous, and Jeffrey says, so is mom. He makes valid points, except I think David has an agenda. David forbids Jeffrey to see Justin, and Jeffrey forbids David to see mom. Madison is like, I’m out of here, but David wants him to stay. Jeffrey says he’s going to his own place, if David is going be with her. David says he’s trying to protect Jeffrey, and Jeffrey asks, how? By sending some thugs to beat Justin to death? David says he was sending a message in a way Justin understands – violence. Jeffrey says maybe it’s time he sent mom a message she understands. Yeah, I think that’s the plan.

Before the grand jury, George asks Sara if she took evidence from the evidence room, and she admits she did. He asks if she gave it to Jim Cryer, and she says, yes. He asks, why? and she says Jim was blackmailing her. She did things in college that would make it so she couldn’t practice law. George asks if it was a secret, and she says, yes. He wants the jury to see exhibit A. It’s a picture of Sara in a sexual situation (I guess she did porn?), and he asks her if this is why. She says it is. He asks if he or anyone has offered her a deal to testify, and she says, no. He asks why she’s doing it, and she says she committed a crime, and she’s willing to pay for it. He thanks her, and asks them to send in the next witness – Wyatt.

Wyatt walks in like it’s a bar. George swears him in. George asks if, on the night in question, Wyatt ws involved in a motor vehicle accident. Wyatt says, yeah, and George asks him to tell the jury what happened. He says he was driving his car, and he hit a man on the street. George asks if he knew the man, and Wyatt says he found out later that it was Benny Young. After he hit Benny, he drove onto the sidewalk. He doesn’t remember, but found out he had hit a little girl. George asks how he knows, and Wyatt says he was told the night of the accident. George asks if he was under the influence, and Wyatt says, yeah. George shows the jury a picture of Lizzie, telling them this is the little girl Wyatt hit. He asks what Wyatt did after he hit her, and he says he went home to his parents. He told them He’s hit someone. George asks what his parents said, and Wyatt says they told him that they’d handle it. They covered it up. George asks, how? and Wyatt says, Veronica hid his car. Out in the hall, Jim listens in.

Jim calls David, and says they’re in trouble. He’s sitting outside the grand jury room, and Wyatt’s singing like a bird. George is after them, and they need a plan. David says he’ll make some calls, and get information. Jim needs to get his son in line. Jim knows that, and it’s going to happen as soon as Wyatt’s ass is out of that room. David asks if he’s sure Wyatt is going to walk, and Jim says, this is his immunity deal. David tells him to handle his son, and Jim says he’s on it. A woman sits on the bench next to Jim, and he tells her to get her ass out of there. She gives him a dirty look, but moves along. He tells David to call the dogs out, every last damn one. If George thinks they’re going down, he has another thing coming. They’ll take everyone down with them. Davis says George doesn’t know them. Jim wants Veronica on him. He tells David to meet him at his house, along with Veronica, and he’ll get Kathryn there too. They have to make good on this very bad deal.

Kathryn visits Hanna. She asks if she can come in. Hanna says she’s already in, and it’s her house. Kathryn says she’s so very sorry. Hanna says, he’s her son. Kathryn understands. She knows Hanna is protective. Hanna says of both her children. She can’t believe Jim would do something like that. Kathryn says she can’t excuse him for being an a-hole, but promises he won’t do it again. He knows when she’s a threat. Trust her. She holds the purse strings, and he’s mad as hell. That’s why he wants Wyatt’s money. He spent all of his on whores, and she’s his sole supporter. Plus Hanna’s daughter is making him crazed. Hanna says she’ll give Kathryn the money, but she’s not giving him nothing. As soon as Benny is better, they’re going to the bank. Kathryn tells Hanna there’s no hurry, and asks how it feels having eight million dollars. Hanna doesn’t like it; it feels scary. Kathryn says it’s got to feel good, and Hanna says, if she earned it, it might feel good. Kathryn says, speaking of earning, but Hanna says she’s not coming back to the house. Kathryn isn’t asking her to, but there’s the hotel. Jim has nothing to do with it.  Hanna likes to work and needs a job. Hanna considers it, and says, okay. Kathryn says she’ll call the manager, and set up a dog and pony show. She asks about Derrick, but Hanna’s not in the mood to talk. Kathryn wheedles it out of Hanna that she likes him. Kathryn thought she would. Hanna says she likes him a lot. He’s a good man. She got a little scared when she saw him with Veronica. Kathryn tells her just ask if it bothers her. Hanna says, whatever is supposed to be, will be revealed, and Kathryn says, ever the faithful.

Kathryn’s phone rings. It’s Jim, who says she needs to get home. She says don’t tell her what to do, and he informs her that Wyatt is testifying before a grand jury. Get her ass home; they need to talk – her, him, David, and Veronica. Kathryn hangs up, and Hanna asks if it’s bad news. Kathryn needs to go. Benny and Mitch come in. Kathryn apologizes to Benny, and tells him that his mom gave Jim quite an ass whooping. That was the best! She says Jim won’t bother him again, and leaves.

Hanna says they’ve been gone a long time, and Mitch says Benny had to be re-stitched up. Benny asks why Mitch talks so much. Mitch says all he does is help, and this is the thanks he gets. He leaves, and Benny asks if Hanna is all right. He asks what happened at the Cryer house, and she says everything she’s not proud of, but she thinks Jim knows how far she’ll go to protect her kids. She wore his ass out; her and Candace. Benny says it takes a devil to make them team up. Hanna tells him the money isn’t theirs, and they’re going to the bank first thing tomorrow. She’s not playing. The doorbell rings. It’s Derrick, and Hanna tells Benny, hush.

Derick asks if everything is okay, and Benny says, everything is fine; go home. He’s so five-years-old about this. He asks if Derrick has a home, and Hanna says they’re going to the kitchen. Derrick says Hanna sounded upset on the phone. She says she was, but she calmed down. He wants to take her out to dinner, but she says he’s spending too much money. He says he doesn’t mind, and she asks if he’s secretly rich. She tells him that she can cook, but he says Benny is there. Hanna says he just likes to bark. They joke around, and Benny comes in. He says he’s going to watch Derrick, and Hanna tells him, go upstairs. He says he’s watching Derrick, and Derrick says he knows. Benny says, don’t forget it, and heads upstairs.

As Wyatt is leaving the courthouse, a couple of guys grab him. In broad daylight. Right in front of the courthouse. They shove him in a van where Jim is waiting. Jim says he never learns, does he? He tells the driver to get them the hell out of there, and they drive off.

Veronica arrives at Kathryn’s in a magnificent black sportscar. Kathryn comes down, and Veronica says he loves what Kathryn has done with the place; it’s much brighter. Kathryn says it’s always been bright, but Veronica says it seemed darker before. Kathryn says her father’s bedroom was darker, but Veronica says she wouldn’t know about that. She asks what Kathryn did with her father’s things, and Kathryn says they’re in the basement. Kathryn asks if Veronica has seen the basement, but Veronica doesn’t know why she would have; she’s sure it’s creepy. Kathryn says, not so much; it’s just a wall of his things, and I’m like, okay, what does this have to do with anything? Is this something that will makes sense six months from now? Kathryn offers Veronica a drink or ten, but Veronica says she’s trying to stop. Kathryn calls her a brave woman, and Veronica says it’s not like she has a problem. She asks if Kathryn has heard that she and David are getting back together. Kathryn says that’s great news. Veronica says she’s supposed to be meeting him there. Does Kathryn know what it’s about. Kathryn says, apparently Wyatt testified before the grand jury about them. Veronica laughs, and says that can be problematic for them. Kathryn says, for all of them. Veronica asks if Kathryn wants her to work her Veronica lawyer magic, and Kathryn tells her to conjure her best spell. Veronica says she’ll make some phone calls, and see what she can find out. What’s up with everyone’s best contribution being making phone calls?

Jim tells Wyatt, go to his room and stay there. Wyatt asks if Jim thinks he scares him, and Jim says he’s not playing. Get the hell in his room. Wyatt says he thinks today is the day he’ll stay, and goes to the kitchen. Jim asks if David is there, and Veronica says he’s meeting her. They talk more about making phone calls, and David walks in, and sees the gang is all there. Kathryn asks how he is, and he says he’s been better. She heard the great news. Jim asks, what news? and Kathryn says David and Veronica are back together. Jim laughs and congratulates them. David’s phone rings, and he steps out of the room to take the call.

Wyatt paces in the kitchen. He goes to the basement, and yep, it’s crammed with old stuff. He tries a door, but it’s locked. He starts jonesing, saying he needs a drink. It has to be there somewhere. He opens a trunk, and digs around, finding some old guns. He takes out a shotgun, and loads it.

Next time, Madison has bad vibes about Jeffrey seeing Justin, Veronica says all of them have been indicted by the grand jury, and Benny asks Candace what’s wrong.

💃 I didn’t totally pay attention to Mexican Dynasties. It’s one of those shows that I think I like, but it’s second, maybe third, string for now. I caught some of the storyline about twenty-year-old Alan, who auditioned for La Voz, Mexico’s version of The Voice. What caught my attention was the contract requiring him to give them 50% of the profit of any music he ever made and will make in perpetuity, and also basically said they would own him for ten years. Geez, I don’t think American Idol is even that bad. And maybe it’s me, but his dad was bragging about the kid’s range, and it wasn’t all that. After an internal struggle between wanting to get his art out there, and not being a complete and total fool, Alan wisely chose to pass on that one. If nothing else, I might stay in it for the tiny chihuahua.

😴 Since I’m still recovering from my brush with death – i.e. a really nasty virus – and sadly, my best girl, my Pekingese, Juliet, went to the Rainbow Bridge last week while I was in the thick of it, I’m deferring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. When HAHN is airing, it’s on at the same time, and the Wives aren’t rerun until 11:30. Because of the above, I need some of that pesky thing called sleep.

🐫 Because Sometimes You Just Have To…

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February 26, 2019 – Franco Does His Interview, David Asks Veronica to Try Again, Beverly Hills Postponement & Something Happy

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Chase calls Lulu, and asks if she’s heard from her mother Lulu says she’s tied up in a meeting, so the mayor’s office might know. He says he tried that, and Lulu asks if she should be worried. He says, no, and she tells him to keep her posted. Peter asks Lulu if everything is okay, and she tells him, city hall seems to have misplaced her mother. He asks if she wants to postpone the interview, but she says, no. She’s sure the city is on it. He says she doesn’t have to do it, but she says Franco killed three innocent people and attacked her. She damn well wants to find out why.

Ryan has Laura’s phone, and listens to the message from Chase, asking her to check in with the PCPD. Ryan says, happy hunting, and goes into Charlie’s. Ava is at the bar, and he hopes he didn’t keep her waiting. She says she’s waited her whole life for a man like him. What’s a couple more minutes. They kiss. Julian watches from a distance.

Franco is put in leg irons.

TJ goes to Jordan’s room, and Curtis says his mom had emergency surgery. Her blood pressure spiked because of the damaged kidney.

At their session, Neil tells Alexis she’s been candid and articulate about her history with dangerous men. She says she can’t lie; it’s public record. He asks if she wants to lie, and she says, yes. She’s embarrassed about her choices. He says they touched on how she shares traits with her father. Theories suggest that our choices reflect what we see inside ourselves, and we’re attracted to it. He says just for fun, what makes her dangerous?

Jason looks at Sam in a way you just know he’s sending her brain waves. Sam cracks him across the face, turns, and sees Shiloh. Nice ESP move. She asks, what’s wrong with him? She told him over and over, it’s done. Accept it. She tells Shiloh he shouldn’t witness this, but he says he needs to help Jason. Jason says, Sam seriously isn’t buying this guy?Kristina looks in, and asks if everything is okay. Sam tells Jason that, aside from Sonny, they have nothing to do with each other. Accept it. Sam wants to talk to Kristina.

Alexis tells Neil that she’s a lawyer and mother. She doesn’t see herself as dangerous. He says she grew up in a home where violence was the trade. He asks if anyone has feared for their life in her presence. She asks, how much time does he have?

Ava wants to tell her brother the big news that she and Doc are together. She thinks Kiki would be happy that she’s placing her trust in the right man. Ryan says, on that note… and opens a ring box. He puts a giant, teardrop-shaped sparkler on her finger, saying she’s his soulmate. He’s spent a lifetime looking for her, and he’s not letting her go. They kiss. Chase comes in, and says he’s been trying to reach Doc. Ryan says he’s in a private moment, but Chase says, it can’t wait. He’s wondering when was the last time he saw his wife. Ava says, ex-wife. Chase didn’t realize the divorce was finalized. He asks Julian if the mayor has been in lately. Ava says Doc doesn’t know where his former wife is, because he’s focusing on his soon-to-be wife.

Peter tells Franco, here are the rules. Franco says he doesn’t like rules. Peter tells him, while they’re live streaming, he’s to speak when he’s spoken to. No playful banter. If he evades or goes off-point, they’re done. Is he clear? Franco says, crystal.

Sam tells Kristina that she knows it seems to be coming out of nowhere. Kristina is surprised Sam and Jason are breaking up, and Sam says, so was she. She thought they’d be ending up together, but spending time at DOD gave her clarity. Jason never put her first. From the beginning, she lived by his terms. She had to be there when he wanted, but when she needed him, he’d always be going off. Kristina says he would put Carly before her and the kids. Sam says going down that road leaves her broken, and she’s not doing it again.

Shiloh is glad Jason’s sight is restored. Maybe now he can see the truth. Sam wants to move on. Let her go.

Molly brings Curtis some food. The doctor comes out, and explains the damaged left kidney was causing the spike, and had to be removed. Curtis asks if there were no other options, but TJ says people function with one all the time. The doctor says her recovery requires constant supervision, and asks if he has questions. Curtis says his head is spinning, and TJ says he’ll take it from here. He tells Curtis that Jordan is in good hands. She made it through surgery, which is huge. Curtis says, she’s not out of the woods yet, is she? TJ says. she will be.

Alexis doesn’t think she’s a dangerous person. Neil says, if he asked others, would they think so? She says, they’re dead. She ran over her daughter’s ex with a car, but it was at night, and he popped out of nowhere. Neil says, so it was an accident? and she says, not like it was the first time. She was accused of stabbing a man, and throwing him off a balcony, but he ran into her knife, and accidentally fell over the balcony. He’s surprised no one has recognized the pattern. Nothing is ever her fault.

Ryan understands why Chase would have no knowledge of his divorce being finalized. Chase asks where and when it was finalized, and Ryan says it’s none of his business.

Ava tells Julian that Doc loves her for her, without reservation. Julian is concerned she’s jumping into marriage too soon, but she asks him, please be happy for her.

Ryan tells Chase that Laura would disappear for months during their marriage. Chase says that was to be with her grandson; he knew where she was. Ryan insists they went for days without speaking, and says, she’ll surface when she’s ready.

Ava looks at the TV, and says, oh my God. A live interview. Lulu says Franco is going to explain why he killed his victims, and Ryan makes a frowny face.

Lulu says they’re streaming live from Ferncliff, known for housing the criminally insane. She’s been invited by Franco Baldwin, who recently confessed to the murders of Kiki Jerome, Mary Pat Ingles, and Peyton Manning, and the attack on her own life. She asks why he’s owning up to it now? He asks why he shouldn’t take well-deserved credit.

Chase continues trying to get ahold of Laura.

Julian asks if Ava is okay. She says, no. She believed in Franco, and defended him. She asks Ryan, if it’s possible she could have been trusting Kiki’s killer all this time.

Alexis tells Neil, horrific things keep happening to her. Now it’s her fault? He thinks it’s like being struck by lightning twice; three times. She survived, and her family is a mess, but she’s not? How does being struck three times have nothing do with her, when she’s standing in a rainstorm with a metal rod? He says, time’s up. Ha-ha! Everyone who’s been in therapy, knows how Alexis feels right now. He says they’ll have to leave everything until the next session. She says he’s leaving her in an uncomfortable place. He says maybe that’s where she needs to be.

Ryan steps aside, and texts Chase from Laura’s phone.

Lulu says after Franco’s brain tumor was removed, he was on the path to redemption. He got a job at the hospital, became engaged to a nurse, and the father to her three sons. He asks if that’s a question. Lulu says he had everything, and threw it away to murder. Why it was so easy? He says everyone bought the reform story, so he had the time and space to explore his creative vision. She says he talks like the murders were works of art. He says they were all works of art. The head in the apple barrel, the body at the art gallery, the body being part of the snowman display. And his favorite, the girl in the wedding bed. How could he not love that? She says Kiki was supposedly like a daughter. He says, at her funeral, people at it up with a spoon. She was too beautiful not to kill. At Charlie’s, Ava says, that’s it? Kiki was beautiful, so he killed her? Julian wants to turn it off, but Ryan says, don’t. It’s hard for Ava to watch, but it will help her process it. Ava says it sounds like he murdered for art and he’s proud of it. Julian says Franco is a sick, messed up, freak. He’s sorry she’s going through this.

Chase gets the text from Ryan as Laura, saying she’ll catch up with him later. He sees Alexis, and asks if she’d happen to know where Laura is. She says she’s been trying to get ahold of Laura, but Laura isn’t returning her calls. He says he’s under the impression that the divorce is finalized, but she says as far as she knows, no papers have been filed, and there’s been no communication. It’s very uncharacteristic, and she’s getting concerned. Chase says he’ll find Laura, and let her know.

Alexis goes into Charlie’s. She needs to ask Julian a favor. On the television, Lulu says Franco takes pride in it, and has been successful; one to five steps ahead of the police. He says it was almost dull. She suggests they talk about her. What went wrong? Hmm… I didn’t even think of that. He says, nothing.

Kristina tells Sam she can’t believe she didn’t see it. The way Jason is controlling is subtle and insidious. He doesn’t get in her face, but withdraws. Sam says or he’s running to Sonny and Carly. Kristina says he’s been dictating the relationship, and Sam says, not anymore.

Shiloh thanks Jason for following Sam. She’s already evolved, and his mistrust of the organization helped further her path. He was also trespassing. Jason asks if he should call a lawyer. Shiloh asks if he thinks it’s necessary, and Jason says, you tell me.

Curtis says it’s a good thing TJ is studying be a doctor. He feels useless. Molly says there’s a million other situations where he’d be her go-to guy. He thanks her. He and TJ appreciate her being there, and she asks where else she would be. TJ checks on Jordan, and says she looks good for someone who’s been through what she has. Her blood pressure has stabilized. Curtis asks if she’s awake, but TJ says she needs all her energy. They want her to rest for now. Curtis hugs TJ and thanks him for explaining, He needs a clear head, and goes to walk around. Molly says TJ is scared, isn’t he? He says, terrified.

Franco tells Lulu that he made a mistake. Pride goeth before a fall. He thought she’d bleed out. He’s not sure what went wrong. It was a  real opportunity for performance art. In his mind, the elevator doors would open to this beautiful blonde corpse. A special moment. She says so it wasn’t personal. He says he had no beef with anyone, and thanks her for understanding. A lot of people don’t get it. There was nothing personal. He needed to set a scene. Lulu says, let’s talk about timing. His murders coincided with the anniversary of the Ryan Chamberlain murders. Was it a copycat> Franco laughs, and she asks why it’s funny. He says it’s funny because it’s funny. There was nobody more basic and uninspired. Ryan was a poser. Franco is better at everything than that guy. He did get his start a lot earlier. He was four when he pushed his foster brother down the stairs. Sadly, he lived, but clearly, Franco has gotten better.

Ryan stand up as Franco says, it laid the groundwork; practice makes perfect. Ryan has to go. He has a patient to look after. Ava understands. He tells Julian to look after her, and Julian says he always does.

Franco says the best part is, he feels like his evil genius is growing in his brain. He’s guessing the tumor is back, and that means a get out of jail free card.

Shiloh tells Jason that Sam is a member of their community, and falls under his protection. He advises Jason to heed his warning, and proceed accordingly. Jason asks if that’s a threat.

Kristina tells Sam that she’s sorry. All these years, she though Sam and Jason were romantic; the ultimate definition of love. She didn’t realize what Jason was doing. The DOD has Sam’s back. Jason doesn’t stand a chance.

Chase sees Curtis, and asks how Jordan is. Curtis says it was dicey for a minute. She had emergency surgery, and they’re just waiting for her to wake up. He asks if the mayor reached out, but he hasn’t heard. Maybe she got in touch with the hospital. Chase thought she’d reach out directly.

TJ thinks how long it took for him to forgive his mom, and let her in again. He judged her so hard. Who he to do that? Molly says he’s talking like she’s gone, and she’s not. He says, what if she doesn’t pull through, and dies without him telling her that he loves her. Molly says she’s not dying; she has too much live for. When Molly first met her, she as really nervous, but liked her right away. She could tell how much she loved TJ, yet was willing to share him. Molly says she always felt included, and welcomed. It meant everything. His mom is amazing that way, like him. She imagines his dad being like Curtis, but more serious. TJ says she’s spot on. She knows his uncle and great aunt, but he’s the one most like his mom. He has to ask himself if he’d love her any less if he was mad because someone messed up. He says, no. She asks if it would make him question their love for him, and he says, no. She says that’s exactly how his mom feels.

Julian pours Alexis some coffee. LOUD coffee. She asks what’s going on with Ava and Doc. Julian says they’re engaged. She thinks the world is upside down right now. He says, whatever is going on, he’s there. She asks, why? She hasn’t been that nice, but he says that’s only recently. She doesn’t get it. He says she’s not as scary as she thinks. He tells her it’s on the house, and she calls him a big spender. She leaves, and Ava sits down, saying vodka, straight up. He says, it’s not even noon. He feels that he’d be remiss if he didn’t say something, but he thinks she’s getting in too deep too fast with Doc. She says she was remembering the first time she saw Franco. He came into the gallery like he owned the place. He was up and coming; dangerous, but talented. She didn’t care. What happened to Kiki is her fault. She’s the one who let Franco believe he was her father, and let that maniac into her life. Look what happened. She can’t believe she bought it. He played them all.

Peter asks Lulu how she’s doing. She says, okay, and he says she was heroic in there. Even his father didn’t speak the way Franco did. She says, something feels off. He says, about Franco? and she says, about all of it.

Kristina goes to Jason’s room. Shiloh tells Jason that he said what needed to be said. Kristina appreciates the times Jason saved her, but Sam is better off without him. Shiloh is sure he speaks to all of them, and wishes Jason good health. <gag>

TJ thanks Molly for coming and bringing food. She says, that no one will eat. She wouldn’t be anywhere else. She loves him, and she’s proud of him. Her boyfriend becoming a doctor. People depending on him, saving lives. Someday, someone will need him to do the same thing, and he will. He says, damn straight, and Molly says his mom is going to pull through.

Chase asks Curtis to wait. Before the accident, Jordan left him a message about an urgent assignment. Does he know anything? Curtis says, whatever it was, it will have to wait until she wakes up.

Ava tells Julian, know what she’s learned? She doesn’t know anything about anything. She was wrong about Griff, Morgan, and Franco. He says she’s too hard on herself. She says the only person who makes sense, and makes life bearable is Doc. He tells her she’s moving too fast? So what? She’s been wrong about everything and everyone until now. What does she have to lose?

In his cell, France says, choke on that, you murdering SOB. Come and get me. Ryan storms in, telling Franco that he’s made a terrible mistake.

Elizabeth asks Drew how she’s supposed to keep believing in Franco, Ryan tells Franco to tell the truth, Scotty wonders when Doc is kicking Ava to the curb like Laura

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, Hanna and Candace jumped Jim, and I was laughing my ass off.

He fights back, but he’s no match for these two. Candace is kicking the crap out of him, and Hanna pulls her off. Diane says she’s calling the police, but Jim says, don’t. Hanna wants her to. She wants them to know that Jim sent someone to stab her son. Candace tells her to be careful; they’re in his house. Does she have proof? He’s smarter than that, and they’ll be in jail. Jim tells Hanna to listen to that bitch, and Candace tells him, shut up, before she punches him one more time. If he if goes after her brother, he’d better go after her too. Hanna swears if he comes near any of her kids, she’ll kill him. She promises in Jesus’s name. He says he’s so scared, and she says he should be. I would be. Hanna means business.

Kathryn walks in and asks what the hell is going on? What is Candace doing in her house? Hanna says the SOB sent someone to stab her son while Benny was sitting on the porch. Kathryn says she’ll beat his ass worse than they did. Jim says she has no idea what’s going on. Those two have their $8 million dollars, and he wants it back. Kathryn says it doesn’t belong to him, and he calls her an ignorant slut, channeling Dan Aykroyd on SNL back in the day. He wants the money back now. If he doesn’t get it back in 24 hours… Candace asks what he’s going to do, but he says he’ll let the suspense build. He tells them to get out of his house, but Kathryn reminds him that it’s her house. She tells him, get upstairs and change, and he asks who he’s talking to. She says the woman who’s had him by the balls, and is about to cut them off. The father of her son. He says she doesn’t even know where her son is. He’s in jail where this slimy bastard and her kids should be. He goes upstairs. Candace tells Hanna that’s what they think of her. Kathryn asks her to leave. She wants Hanna to stay, but Hanna has to get out. Kathryn says she’ll handle Jim; she promises.

Benny and Mitch are in the driveway. Benny asks, what happened? and Hanna says he shouldn’t be there. He says Candace shouldn’t be there, and asks why she is. Candace says, beating someone’s ass. Jim threatened him again. Benny wonders why Candace can’t see that it’s her fault. It’s not her money. She insists it is, and he says it needs to stop. He tells her to look, and shows her a picture of her son. Mitch tells him to lay off, and tries to get him to leave. Jim comes out on the balcony, and says, get the hell off his land, reminding me of Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained. Benny says he thinks he’s a big man. He thinks he’s better than they are, looking down on them. He knows he did this to Benny. Jim says then Benny knows what he’s capable of. Benny says he didn’t finish the job. What Jim wants is his money. Jim says Mitch should take Benny to the hospital while he still has a pulse. He asks if Benny’s tummy hurts. Kathryn tells him, get in here now.

Kathryn says she’s had more than enough. Jim says what she’s had more than enough of are her little boys. She asks if he can smell them on her. He says if he finds her with them again… She asks if he’s going to stab her too. He wants the money back. Kathryn tells him it would be a mistake to go after Hanna or her son. He says, says who? and she says her. Don’t make her go off rails again. He says she treats Hanna like Hanna is her mother, and Kathryn says Hanna helped her when she had cancer. Jim says, what? Kathryn says she had cancer, and he didn’t even notice. He doesn’t have the right to ask any of this. He wasn’t there. He says, Hanna took care of her, showed her sympathy, and somehow she thinks it’s worth $8 million. She tells him, keep it up, she’ll let Hanna have every last dime. He says then she’s even stupider than he thought. Hanna nursing her back to health is one more reason for him to hate her. He goes upstairs, and Kathryn says it’s one of the one thousand reasons she already hates him.

David sees Madison on the front steps. Madison says David should be in bed. David knows, and asks why Madison is sitting there. Madison says no one answered the door. David says, Jeffrey’s not home? Madison… Madison doesn’t know. David asks if he’s sure, but Madison says David needs to be checked out, and follows him in.

Jeffrey visits Justin. Justin knew he’d come back. Jeffrey says he never left. Justin wants him to see the apartment, but Jeffrey says he’s taking care of his dad. Justin begs him to go, and Jeffrey says okay. Didn’t we already have this conversation? Jeffrey says he can drop Justin off. Justin asks if he can’t stay and see it. Jeffrey says, not today, and Justin says, tomorrow. Jeffrey says his dad is probably wondering where he’s been. Justin asks where? and Jeffrey says the cafeteria. Justin says, talking to him? and Jeffrey says, no. Justin says, good; he doesn’t like him. Jeffrey says there’s nothing going on, and Justin says, since when? Jeffrey says Madison was trying, but he wasn’t interested. Justin smiles and says because Jeffrey loves him. Jeffrey says he’ll see what they’re saying about Justin’s discharge. Justin says he loves him, and Jeffrey says he loves Justin too. This is creeping me out. A lot.

George wants Wyatt to put a bulletproof vest on for his testimony. Wyatt asks where the doctor is, and George says outside. Wyatt says, send him in. He’ll tell the grand jury whatever George wants, but he wants to see the doctor first. He tosses the vest out of the way. The doctor comes in, and George steps outside. Wyatt asks where the heroin is, but the doctor says he can’t give Wyatt heroin. He can give Wyatt a drug to help him detox. Wyatt asks what the hell? He wants heroin, but the doctor says he can’t give him illegal drugs. George comes back, and Wyatt says, no deal. George tells him that he’ll stay in jail then. Wyatt tells the doctor give him the pills. The doctor gives him one pill, saying it’s that strong. George asks how long before it takes effect, and the doctor says it depends on Wyatt’s tolerance. George tells the court clerk to ask for a recess. Wyatt says, come on; let’s go. George says he’s wired; let the pill take effect. He tells Wyatt, sit. Wyatt says he’s not sitting; let’s go. George says, no way. He’s waiting for Wyatt to calm down. Wyatt says he’s calm, and George tells him that he’s wearing the vest.

Madison changes David’s bandages, and says he’s healing well. He’s overdoing it, but looking good. David wants Madison to find out where Jeffrey is. Madison looks out the window, and says David’s wife just pulled up. Does David want him to call the cops? David says, no; call Jeffrey. David goes downstairs, and lets Veronica in. She says she thought about what David said, and she’d like to try. David asks if she means to make this work. She says, it’s been too messy. Too much nastiness; just too much. David agrees. She’d like to try. He says it would make him happy. She says she does love him. She was consumed with rage. He says he’s been a fool. She says, when she saw the house… He tells her, it was supposed to be hers. I almost feel badly for her, since she seems sincere. She says she’s going to stop drinking. He says he doesn’t like what does to her. She knows, and asks, can he forgive her? He can; he has. He loves her, and love conquers all. She asks how do they start over? and he says they can start slow, by dating. Like they did when they were in college, before the insanity. She wonders if they can go back to time of the chili parlor. She thanks him, and moves in for a hug, but it’s painful.

She’s sorry, but he says, it’s okay. It’s just that the nurse changed the bandages. Veronica says she should meet her, but David says, it’s a man. He calls upstairs, and Madison comes out. She says she doesn’t think they need him anymore; they’ll find someone else. David says it’s difficult to be able to do this. He had to call in favors at the hospital. Veronica tells herself to pick her battles. Why not just concentrate on getting back on track? she can’t keep living this way. She says he knows Jeffrey, and asks if David gets it now. He does. Jeffrey walks in, and David says they were just talking about him. Jeffrey asks, what’s going on? and David says his mother stopped by. Jeffrey asks, why? David puts his arm around Veronica, and says they’re working on getting back together. Jeffrey says he’s got to be kidding. Is he insane? Veronica says he’s finally came to his senses. David offers to walk her to her car, but she tells him, stay and rest. She’s sorry she got him up. She tells him to call her about chili dogs, and he says it won’t be too long. They kiss, and Jeffrey can’t even look.

When she’s gone, Jeffrey asks what’s going on. David says he told Jeffrey. Jeffrey says, she’s a snake. She’ll kill him. David tells Jeffrey to let him handle his mother. He gets why Jeffrey is visiting Justin; he gets it from them.

Roderick sees Candace in the hotel lobby, and thanks her. She tells him, go to hell, and asks, where’s Rocky? Roderick says he and RK are off. She’s thinking of a new plan, and she needs them ready to go. He asks what they’re doing, and she says she’ll let him know. He asks if she’s sure she’s okay. He’s never seen her like this. She says she needs every photo and video of Jim. Roderick offers her a drink, and she says, okay. He brings the vodka bottle over, and pours a shot. She drinks it down. He says, another? And she downs that too. She says, more, and he says, rough day? She says not as rough as his will be. She gets up, but Charles’s entourage is coming through. She asks Roderick why he’s still there, and Roderick says, you tell me.

Landon sees her, and tells her, come on. She says she’s not in the mood. He asks her to sit with him, but she doesn’t want to sit. He says, stand with him then, and she asks why he’s still there. Landon wonders what’s wrong with her. She says, nothing, but he says she’s been crying. She asks if she looks like the kind of girl who would be crying? and he says she looks like the kind of girl who needs a friend. Landon orders what she’s having. He wants to talk to her about him. She says she’s done with both of them. He says Charles told him about her in the bathroom crying. She says that’s why she doesn’t trust people. He tells her, stop it. She’s in pain, and he just wants to help. She asks why? Did Charles tell him to? He says he asked Landon to find someone for her to talk to. She says, so she can be with him? but he says, no. So they can help her. She says she’s not crazy, and he says he never said that. She says she doesn’t need a therapist, and he says he never said that either. She’s grieving. She starts to cry, and he tells her, come on. They leave.

In his room, Landon tells Candace to sit, and gives her some water. She says she’s embarrassed; she’s a wreck. He says she’s on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. She can’t stop shaking, and needs to control her breathing. She says her mother and brother were showing her pictures of her son. Charles knocks at the door. Landon tells her, relax. He tells her don’t fight or run. They should talk.

Charles comes in and sits down. He says she doesn’t look well. She says she’s fine; not enough sleep. He asks why? but she doesn’t know; something is off. He says his doctor can give her something to sleep, but she’s been drinking. He asks how much she’s had, but she doesn’t know. He tells her, try and rest, but she says she can’t. She doesn’t need…. He says she doesn’t need his help, get away, shut up, he doesn’t know her. He knows she can’t sleep. She says she thinks about her son. Every time she closes her eyes, all sees is him in the casket in his suit. She can’t see anything else. She says she’ll be okay, but Charles says, he’s not. He understands. He gets it. He’s been there. She’s sorry for what she did to her son, and what she did to Charles. He says they’ve both done things they regret. He’s so much like her. One day, he’ll tell her everything. She has to ask herself why she’s tired. He was too, on the path he was on. He was exhausted. He he had to do the right thing, and it brought him there. He’s giving her the same choice and chance to rest on the right path. She asks, why her? and he says he chooses her, like some people chose him. She says she can’t get her heart broken again. He says neither can he. She says every time she lets her guard down, it’s exactly the same. He tells her to let her guard down, and open her heart. Just try one more time. He promises he’s him. She says, him who?  He says, the guy she was made for. Try one more time. He holds her.

Next time, Candace doesn’t know where to start, Wyatt testifies, Jeffrey asks Madison not to tell his father, Wyatt gets thrown in a van, and finds a gun.

🌴 Postponing The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. I watched it, but would never be able to do it justice with my editing at this hour. I’m loving Denise Richards so far, who just seems confused about all the conflicts. The others, not so much. Whether LVP is manipulating the Dorit/dog situation is immaterial. Why are these women passing along info if they think they’re being led to do it by her? So they can bring it up at a nice dinner in the Bahamas? Bleh. Tired of the schoolgirl stuff. These ladies are way too old for that. I liked Teddi at first, but now she acts like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, as she stirs every pot available.

🌞 Because I Can Use Something Happy…

And this is about the happiest video ever.