What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Sonny tells Jason to give it a minute, but Jason doesn’t want Sam blindsided. Sonny tells him they can hate Shiloh now, and worry about it later. Jason says Sonny heard what he did. He drugged Sam until she couldn’t say no or fight. Franco drugged Sam, and he couldn’t intervene. He failed her then, and doesn’t want to wait. Sonny says they can plan it, but they just can’t do it now. They’ll get it done, but not this way, with anger and on impulse. Jason will end up in prison. Is that what he wants for Sam and the kids? Jason says, no, and Sonny says, then he’s got to wait. It’s for a reason. He doesn’t mind getting rid of Shiloh, but they have to do it right for everybody’s sake.
At Charlie’s, Shiloh asks for coffee. The waitress says she just saw Julian ask him to leave. Shiloh says, you can’t build a bridge without coming down the river. (Huh?) It’s just a coffee. She goes to get it, and he looks through the hospital list. He makes a call, asking to speak to someone in the birth records office.
Maxie asks if Peter has heard of hygge. He says, it’s the Danish word for warm and cozy. Maxie says they wanted to introduce it to American readers last year, but it didn’t happen, so she’s prepping for the October issue to make up for the missed opportunity. Peter says, by October, it should be enticing. I’m thinking Crimson wouldn’t be this behind the times, and isn’t there a new Danish word in vogue now? Maxie says Nina wants pick out everything, so she’s putting the elements in a large pile. He sees a pile of pillows and blankets, and says it will be warm and cozy in the office. He tells her that his weekend is cleared, and asks if she want to visit Robin in Berkeley. She looks at her calendar, and sees Peter’s surprise birthday party. She says her schedule is like an avalanche meets a tsunami meets some other insurmountable thing.
Chase visits Willow at her classroom. The classroom that’s always devoid of children. She says the school year is almost over. It snuck up on her. After she was told she wasn’t invited back, she didn’t want it to end, but here they are. She says she has feelers out in the Port Charles area. She tells him that she spoke with Diane, who reminded her of how many people are fighting for Wiley. Chase says, Wiley has an army. She says Shiloh thinks she had his baby, but without proof, there’s not much he can do, especially from jail. She sees his face, and asks, what’s wrong? He hates tell her this, but the charges against Shiloh have been dropped, and he’s been released.
In her session, Alexis tells Neil, Shiloh is the gift that keeps on giving. The real reason Willow left DOD was because she was pregnant, and didn’t want him to know. Unfortunately, she gave the baby up for adoption, and didn’t tell him. Now he knows, and he’s seeking parental rights. Neil asks how this connects to what they were talking about, and she says, just wait. One of the adoptive parents is her client, and also happens to be Julian’s son. Neil says, the clouds part. She says Julian came to her and asked her to help his son by whatever means possible.
Sam gets a call from Jason, and asks, what’s up? Jason says he wanted to let her know that Shiloh was released and the charges were dropped. She asks how that’s possible, and he says he’ll explain later, but she needs to keep an eye out. He might come after her. She walks into Charlie’s, and says she’s looking at him now. Jason asks where she is, and says he’s on his way. Sam walks past Shiloh, and this moron gets up and follows her. He says he’s glad she’s there. He wanted to look her in the eye when he told her this. She wonders what else he could possibly have to say to her, and he says he’s sorry. Seriously? Is that the best he can do?
Willow tells Chase that she doesn’t understand. They had proof. Chase says one of his followers claims she’s the one who drugged Kristina and Sam. Willow says, Harmony. Her mother, and Shiloh’s biggest fan. After he left, Harmony stopped by to tell her that she doesn’t believe Willow lost the baby. She said she was Willow’s only hope to broker peace, and she should tell Harmony where the baby is for her own sake. Chase says, or what? and Willow says, Shiloh is devious enough to think of something. Chase asks if Harmony threatened Willow on Shiloh’s behalf, and she says someone had to. She says Chase probably thinks there’s a sacred bond between a mother and child, but for her, there isn’t been. Chase says he’s been a cop long enough to learn that. She says her mother chose her over Shiloh, but it’s not personal. She chose Shiloh over everyone, including herself. Now she’s going to jail for him. Harmony brought her to DOD in the first place, and gave Willow to him. Now she’s choosing his freedom over hers and Willow’s.
Shiloh says he’s sorry Sam believes what’s being said, but now he understands why she was upset at the hospital. She says he drugged her and tried to have sex with her without her consent. He says she may have been drugged, but it was Harmony who did it. She says, oh, he’s blaming Harmony. She didn’t carry Sam up the spiral staircase when she was passed out or started fondling her when she couldn’t resist. Or did he think she was just relaxed? He swears he’d never do anything without her permission. Many people saw them together, and saw how she reacted to his presence. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. She’s attracted to him. She’d like to teach him a lesson. When a person can’t say no, they can’t say yes. She did not consent. He says he’s sorry for the misunderstanding, but at least the person responsible has been arrested. She says, just like Daisy with the crazy emails, and he says, exactly. Now they’re bearing the consequences. It’s behind them, and now they can look forward and continue the journey they started.
Kristina finds Sonny (once again in the kitchen), and he asks what’s wrong? Does it have something to do with Shiloh’s release? He promised she didn’t have to be afraid anymore, and he’s keeping that promise. Didn’t she feel things were on track when she got up this morning? Just because Shiloh was released, that doesn’t change anything. Kristina says she knows Sonny hates him. She does too, but she doesn’t want him to die.
Kristina tells Sonny that she knows she made a mess of things. He tells her not to blame herself, but she says it was her fault. She’s grateful for the forgiveness, but she has to own what did. She was stupid. Some guy said she was awesome, and could be more awesome if she did what he said. She should have known better. He says she’s not the only one, but she says she’s Sonny daughter. She’s Alexis’s daughter. She should have learned by now. She survived Kiefer and what happened to Trey. She’s in her twenties, and already a widow. She doesn’t understand why she didn’t learn from those tragedies. She didn’t listen to him or her mom, but listened to her own insecurities. Sonny jokes that she should blame her mother; she married Julian. She says, don’t make her laugh, and he says he’s serious. He believes in her. He always will, and will never stop. She asks what reason she’s given him, other than being his daughter. He asks how much time she’s got, and she says, more time than he needs, but it’s nice of him to say. Sonny says he’s a nice guy; everyone knows that. She appreciates everything he does, but he has to stop fixing things, especially this.
Neil says, so Alexis’s ex came to her for help, and she took umbrage with that. She says it’s not the asking for help. It’s by whatever means possible that concerns her. Julian is supposedly on the straight and narrow, but has no problem compromising her ethics. Neil takes it she said no. She says he even had the gall to point out she can be more flexible when it serves her. Neil thinks when people break rules, it’s usually for a selfish reason, even if it’s for someone else. They get something out of it, or it’s not worth the risk. She says her thinking this way hasn’t led a moral high ground. Julian said that when they got Kristina out of the cult, Kristina didn’t ask for help, and they didn’t ask permission. If she could kidnap Kristina, why can’t she help his son? Neil says she sounds angry. She says she is, but Julian is probably right.
Peter asks if Maxie wants to grab a bite to eat. She wishes she could, but Nina is pitching Ava for the cover, and working out the details. She’s in the long stretch at the office. Back to work. She asks if he spoke to his mom, and if she has any idea where Dante is. He says he hasn’t been able to pin her down.
Shiloh says, now that he’s apologized, is Sam going to honor her promise to help him heal? She says she did promise that. She lied. She lied to get what she wanted, like he did. One thing she admires is his skill at a long con. He says that’s her area of expertise. She says, it could be, but she didn’t bring him here. She calls him Hank, and says he came there looking for her. It made him happy, thinking he had her, and she wanted him. Please. Who does he think is really running the con now? Her or him? He grabs her arm, and Jason appears. He tells Shiloh, careful. His next move could be his last.
Shiloh asks if Sam is as good a liar with Jason as she is with him. Does she make promises to Jason like she did to him? Sam says when she makes promises to Jason, she keeps them. He says, what a bond they have. It doesn’t matter. He’s a father. There’s a little baby waiting for him to find it. Sorry, he can’t stay and play. He tells Jason that he also reminded the police that Jason attacked him. He told them that Jason or Sonny might come after him, due to the misunderstanding. if something happens to him, even by accident, they’ll come looking for Jason. Jason says he’ll keep that in mind, and Sam says, good luck with that. Shiloh leaves, and Jason asks if Sam is okay. She says she is. She’s glad she doesn’t have to pretend to believe in Shiloh anymore.
Chase asks Willow if her mother has always been devoted like this. Willow says, with all her gurus and cult leaders? No. They never captivated her. It’s partly due to her dad. Chase says she never mentioned her father, so he assumed he wasn’t part of the picture. She says that’s her fault. It hurts too much to explain, so she glosses over it. It wasn’t fair to her dad, and he did try, over and over. She says he was a little more skeptical. Shiloh was the first person to convince her mother that he had the answers. Chase says, one of his hardcore followers, but Willow says, not hardcore, but she believed Shiloh was sincere, and that DOD was dedicated to helping and doing good deeds. Her mother loved every minute. She was a strong, fierce, badass woman because Shiloh said she was. They joined as a family, but before too long, her mother was all about Shiloh. He came between her and her dad. In Harmony’s eyes, her dad was weak, and Shiloh was Superman. He used Harmony to take advantage, but everything really changed when he created the Trust. There are no men in it, and Harmony was the first woman invited to join. After she slept with Shiloh, it broke her dad. Chase asks, what happened?
Kristina says she loves Sonny. He got her out of DOD – even if it was kicking and screaming – and she’s grateful. She sees DOD and Shiloh for what they really are. She says he always comes to her rescue, and Sonny says, that’s what dads do. She says she thought they were supposed to make sure their kids could fend for themselves. Sonny says, that’s with sons, and she says, sexist much? He says mothers do it with their daughters, and spoil their sons. Fathers do it with their sons, and spoil their daughters. It’s like the circle of life. Kristina says she needs him to try something different. No more getting her into colleges, offering her jobs, or paving her way. He needs to let her stand on her own.
Alexis tells Neil that Julian was completely inappropriate, but he inspired her to take moral inventory. He asks what she found, and she says some things he already knows. The big ones, but there’s a list of smaller, embarrassing things that featured prominently in the smear campaign when she was running for mayor. He can find them online. He says he’ll be sure to look those up. She says she had a shift in perspective about Kristina. She wonders if Kristina thinks she’s so ethically challenged, that she’s more dangerous than her father, and that’s why she made the Pledge about her. Neil says, it’s possible. What is she planning on doing? Alexis says, nothing. She’s listening to him, and letting it rest. It’s not easy. Even if the Pledge has been neutralized, Shiloh knows, and she’ll always be thinking about it. What would Neil do if his daughter knew something about his life that could ruin him? He tells her that their time is up. Alexis thought they had a few more minutes. He tells her that he’s paid to treat her, and talking about his private life is not part of the program.
Peter says it’s obvious how much Lulu misses her husband, and he understands Maxie is dumping focus on that or work, but tell him what’s really going on. She says Dante being away from his family is part of it, but she’s worried he’s not coming back. Peter tells her, for Lulu’s sake, why not trust herself again? Why not give Dante time to heal? It can take years sometimes, but give them room to breathe. She says they don’t need room; they need to get a room, and help each other make a stronger bond. She tells Peter, you don’t give up. Not on love.
Willow tells Chase that Harmony got her dad kicked out of DOD. Not long after, he… She starts to cry, and says, he passed away. That’s when Shiloh wanted her to join the trust. Chase asks if her mother was okay with that, and Willow says she wanted to score points with Shiloh by offering her daughter to him. But when he started to favor her, her mother was furious and jealous. When Harmony tried to stand up for herself, Shiloh told her that she was reacting from an evil place. Harmony may resent the man she loves for sleeping with her daughter, but she can’t deny him. Willow is sure Shiloh was livid when Harmony couldn’t give him any information about the baby. Her confessing to his crimes is her way making of it up to him.
Sam tells Jason she’s sorry. She knows he wanted to handle Shiloh. Jason says they know how it would have turned out. Sam says, she got a tattoo; she let herself be drugged, and almost raped. She doesn’t want this to be like last time. Jason says Shiloh will never touch her again. He’s going to make sure of it.
Maxie tells Peter that Lulu deserves to know her husband is safe. Why not let her look? Peter says Maxie isn’t married to Dante; she needs to respect Lulu’s decision. Maxie says Dante loves his family, but needs to know Lulu still holds him in her heart. She assumes he sees it differently, and if they can help him gain sight about how much they love each other, they should do that. Peter thinks he knows where she’s coming from.
Chase says Willow has done everything in her power to protect Wiley. She says but Shiloh still thinks the baby is out there. Running will make him think she has something to hide, so she’s staying put. She wants to make sure she has no connection to a living child. She goes into her purse, and says, this is all she has. The one moment he was hers. She shows Chase a hospital bracelet with Baby Boy Tait on it, and says she can’t risk keeping it.
Shiloh tells Shawna in the birth records department that he knew she was a kind person. He’s hoping to get his sister off the streets. She says she’s kind of a fan. She read his book, and is familiar with DOD’s work. The world needs more people like him, reminding them that they’re here to take care of each other. He says he’s glad his message spoke to her. He writes something down, and she says they don’t usually give out information. He says, normally, they’re not inclined to give out personal information on DOD residents, but he’s worried. He thought she might see her way clear to bend the rules a little; help someone in need. She says she’ll see what they have on his sister, if anything. He says ever since she ran away, she’s been using the alias Willow Tait. He hopes he’s not overstepping, but she’s give him comfort. Her being there seems like a sign he’s in the right place. She says they do have a record. She was admitted in July of 2018. He says she has no idea how much joy this brings him. I know there are exceptions to every rule, and that people break rules, but it annoys me when they do something that’s this unbelievable. It would have been a better choice to have him get her out of the room, and find the information himself. I’ve worked at a clinic, and there’s no way in hell he’d get this information, especially just walking in off the street. I don’t care what book he wrote.
Sam tells Jason it was her risk to take. He says he still has nightmares of being locked in a room, watching what Franco did to her, and he can’t get to her or stop it. He wakes up, reminding himself it was years ago, and memories fade. He thinks it’s because he didn’t do anything to save her. Deep down, he’s afraid it will happen again. Sam says he has to tell her these things, and he says she never asked him to change because he’s afraid, and he’s not asking her to change either.
Sonny asks if he can get Kristina an apartment. She says, no, and he says, a car? She says, tempting, but no. He says, what about a small business? She’s like, come on, and he says he’s teasing. He’s proud of her, and doesn’t want her to see him getting emotional. She says she can’t rebuild her life knowing her mistakes drove him to commit an act of violence. He says his choices are his own, and she says she’s not questioning that, but asking him to honor hers. She chooses not to have Shiloh’s blood on her hands.
Alexis goes back to Neil’s office. She says she doesn’t mean to barge in, but feels uncomfortable about how they left the last session. He knows about her, but she doesn’t know about him. She’s sorry to upset be accidentally invading his privacy. She doesn’t know anything except what he’s told her, or she looked up online. He appreciates her apology, but she asks if he accepts it. He’d like to request that she honor doctor/patient boundaries.
Maxie tells Peter that she’ll make order out of chaos until Nina descends on the office again. He lies down on the pillows and blankets, and she asks if she should move the props. He says, don’t, and she says he looks comfortable. She joins him, and he says he was thinking about what she said, how it’s important to let the people you care about know how you feel. Maxie says that’s why it’s important that he knows how she feels about him, so he’s not guessing. They kiss, and he says she’s the first person to ever teach him what love is. He still doesn’t exactly know what do about it. She says, it’s okay. Love is kind of her thing. He says he noticed, and she says, to be honest, she thinks he’s getting the hang of it. They kiss some more.
Chase tells Willow that he’ll hold on to the bracelet. When Shiloh is no longer a threat and she’s safe – which he promises will happen – he’ll give it back. She says she’d like that very much, and he hugs her.
Shiloh tells Shawna, sorry. He knows he shouldn’t ask, but does she know why his sister was there? No specifics. He just wants to know is she’s okay, and that it was nothing life-threatening. She says, on the contrary. She had a baby. He says he has a niece or nephew, and she says, a healthy baby boy. I say, fire her ass immediately, and he says, fantastic. He can’t wait to welcome his nephew into the family. I’m fuming, since not only would they never give out this information, if she read his book, wouldn’t she know that he doesn’t have a sister?
Sam asks Jason to tell her something. He says, it depends, and smiles. She says, seriously. When he has nightmares, if she’s with him, wake her up. If not, please pick up the phone and call her. He asks if she still has nightmares, and she says, sometimes. He says she can wake him up, and he’ll remind her that they survived. She says, they did, didn’t they? She loves him, and feels safe with him. He says he loves her too, and they kiss.
Jason’s phone rings. It’s Sonny, who says, about their conversation earlier, put the project on hold. Jason is sorry to hear that. Sonny is too, but that’s what it has to be for now. Kristina smiles at Sonny. Sam says, it sounded like bad news. He says, Sonny doesn’t want him dealing with Shiloh. She says, it’s not that bad. If Shiloh disappeared, Jason would be the prime suspect. Jason says, Shiloh needs be finished, one way or the other. Sam says, okay. They’ll figure something out. They’re good at that.
Tomorrow, Maxie says Josslyn can talk to her, Ryan wonders how he got there, and Kim collapses.
The Haves and The Have Nots
There’s no money in the account. Hanna says, his damn sister. Benny says, the money was just there. The officer says, now it’s not. He asks where it is now, and she goes to check the records. Benny doesn’t think it was Candace. If she had the money, she would have given it to him. She said she didn’t have it, and he wants to give her the benefit of the doubt. Hanna says they’ll see. She says, both of the families are going to be after him now, but he tells her, hang on.
At the Artisian, RK goes to Scott’s room. He tells Scott the others are on the way. He suggests Scott take his clothes off. Scott says, him first. He asks if Scott wants a drink, and mixes one. Scott hears the President Elect stayed there; that’s pretty cool. RK gives him a drink, and there’s a knock at the door. It’s Rocky. Scott asks if they do drugs. RK says they like to party. Scott takes out what looks like an eye-drop container, and says they have to try this. When he puts it in his drink, if it changes color, someone is trying to drug him. He puts some in, and his drink turns blue. RK says, damn maids. Rocky is sure it’s nothing. Scott says there’s a nice cozy pub in London where Rocky can get a job, and speaks into a microphone on his collar, asking someone to come out. Broderick enters the room. Rocky says he’s supposed to be covering the bar, and Scott says, he’s not. They’re under arrest. Broderick says Scott knows everything, and Scott says they’ve been running a prostitution ring. Broderick says he’ll talk. He tells Rocky and RK that they don’t know how much Scott has on them. RK says, arrest him; he has nothing to say. Scott says if they testify against Candace, he’ll let them go. Rocky asks what he wants to know. She’s done a lot of evil things, and beat hell out of him. RK tells him, shut up, and he says RK is always on her side. Scott says if RK walks out, he’ll be arrested. RK says, fine. Scott radios his men to take RK out the back door. He doesn’t want to attract attention. I start wondering if Scott is the same character from Too Close To Home, since a lot of them worked for the government, but I look it up, and no.
RK jets. Two guys come out, and he really jets. They fly after him.
Scott says Rocky knows her. He said she beat hell out of him. Someone radios Scott, and he says, what? Find him now. He asks Rocky and Broderick, where did he go? He got away. The other two don’t know, and he tells them, think. Broderick says he told Scott everything. Scott says if RK calls her, the deal is off. Broderick says Scott told him that if he talked, he could walk. Scott says, change of plans. He’s going to have them both deported, and put on the terrorist watch list. Broderick says, that’s not what they agreed on. Scott says, Broderick thinks he’s a man of his word? He’s there to win, and get it done. He leaves. Neither one of them know where RK is. Broderick says he’s just going to go, and Rocky is like, damn!
Hanna wonders what’s taking so long. Now she’ll have to call Kathryn. Benny says he’s not scared of that dude, but he doesn’t want that fool thinking he stole his money. Hanna asks why he’s so calm. Did he do something with the money? He says, no, but she thinks he’s too calm about this. She calls Candace, and leaves a message to call her back. Benny says she and Candace just got in a good place. Don’t accuse her. Hanna says she’s just going to ask, but Bennie says, don’t go blaming her. The officer comes back, and says the money was wired out. They’re trying to find out by who. They got a reverse notice from the delivery bank to send it back to where it came from, the Cryer Company. Hanna says, so it went back; good. Benny asks, when? and the officer says, a few days ago. He says, it doesn’t make sense, and Hanna says she’ll call them. The officer leaves. What really doesn’t make sense is how lax this bank is. The officer had said they were actually $4000 overdrawn. This happened a few days ago, and they didn’t let the account holder know?
Kathryn calls Broderick, who tells her the hotel has been busy. She wonders why he’s being so formal, and he says he has to call her back. She asks, what’s going on? but he won’t tell her. He hangs up, and someone else answers when she calls back. She’s told Broderick just left. He walked out, and didn’t say where he was going. She gets another call, and it’s Hanna. She says they’re at the bank, and the money was reversed back to the account; the Cryer Company. Kathryn says Jim didn’t tell her, and says she’ll call Hanna back after she talks to him.
Jim sees Wyatt, and asks if he’s high. I’d say so, since he barely understands Jim is there. Jim asks, what the hell did he do? and smacks him. He asks where Wyatt got drugs, but Wyatt is too out of it to answer. Jim says don’t make him toss the room. Kathryn calls for Jim, and he says their son is high. She asks where he got drugs. Jim has no idea, but he got them somewhere. Kathryn says, let him sleep it off, proving she doesn’t understand the difference between drugs and alcohol. Jim says, he’s high as a kite. She says there’s nothing they can do now, and she has to talk to him. He tells Wyatt, stay there, like Wyatt can even get up. Kathryn asks if Jim has $8 million waiting. Hanna just called, and said it’s already in the account. It’s been there since last week. Jim says, no, and she tells him, call Lloyd. There was a reversal back to the Cryer Company. He says that’s not his company; she’s playing games. He says he’s getting to the bottom of it, and Kathryn says, don’t go near Hanna or her son. Jim says he’ll do what he has to, but Kathryn means it. Leave them alone. He storms out, and she calls him an a-hole.
Charles tells Candace that he just has to pack some personal things. She says, speaking of which, what is this? She picks up a photo, and shows it to him. He says, it’s nothing. She laughs, saying, it’s something. Is it him? He nods, and says he was a kid. She says, he danced? He tells her, there was a time when he wanted to be breakdance champ. She asks how old he was, and he says, sixteen. Thank God before camera phones. She doesn’t believe him, and asks if he can still do it. He says, it was a long time ago. She says she has to see this, and he says, no, she doesn’t. She says she does, and puts music on, shoving him off the couch. He dances for her, ending with the splits, and it’s pretty impressive. She applauds. He says he’s rusty, and I say, I thought he was Charles. BA-DUM-CHH! Candace says he really can dance, and he tells her that she’ll never see it again. The President shouldn’t be doing that. She says he’s a different kind of President. He’s the cool one.
Not-Landon comes in, and Charles says, he didn’t see that, right? Not-Landon says, no, he didn’t, but Candace says, he’s lying, and he says he is. Charles has a phone call, and Candace says she’ll go upstairs so she doesn’t hear top secret information. Not-Landon tells Charles, it’s getting worse. Charles asks where Landon is, and not-Landon says, on the phone. Charles doesn’t even say, hi, how are ya? He tells Landon, let him make one thing clear. If the story hits, and Landon can’t spin it, he’s fired. He told Charles that’s what he’s good at. He hangs up, and not-Landon says, he tried to. Charles says, did he ask not-Landon anything? Not-Landon says, no sir. Charles says they have to get out to DC. Not-Landon suggests a flight back to Savannah for Candace, and Charles says, did he ask not-Landon to do anything? Not-Landon says, no, but he thinks it’s best. Charles thinks it’s best not-Landon do what he’s told. Methinks not-Landon is going to be on the unemployment line along with Landon.
At the police station, Veronica watches a group of thugs being brought in. The last one gives her the eye, so I assume these are the guys she hired.
Jeffrey gets ready to leave David’s house. David asks where he’s going, and Jeffrey says he’s not staying there, but he’s not going back to Justin. As long as David is with Veronica, he means it. David says, it’s different. Jeffrey knows how angry he is. He wants to take the law into his own hands. Jeffrey says, then do it, and David says he won’t for the same reason Jeffrey pulled that boy off Veronica. Jeffrey says he didn’t want to see Justin get hurt. David says he doesn’t understand the situation. There are several major legal situations that they need her help with. If he can’t keep her calm and working with him, everything will go to hell. Jeffrey says that’s the same reason he’s trying with Justin. Justin’s life went to hell because of her. David says Justin could kill him, and Jeffrey says, maybe death better than being part of this family. David tells him not to say that. Things are bad, but not that bad. He’s on verge of being pushed over the edge. He’s tested every day, but once the legal situations are resolved, he’ll let her go. He promises she won’t bother them again, and they can live there in peace. Just stay. Jeffrey says, okay, and David thanks him. He doesn’t know what he’d do if he lost Jeffrey. They hug.
David’s phone rings, and he says, damn. Jeffrey says, her? and David says, yeah. Jeffrey goes upstairs to unpack, and David says they’ll talk later. David answers, and Veronica says she needs to talk to him. She’s at the police station. She needs him to meet her at her house tonight. There’ll talk by the pool, not in the living room. He knows why. He says he’ll be there.
Veronica waits. Justin is brought in. He says he told them she’s lying. Veronica says, is she? He has no idea what he’s done. Bye, girl. Enjoy jail. She bets he thinks twice before hitting a woman. Rainbows and unicorns, baby. He tells her, go to hell, and she says, him first. He says he’s been there since he met her. She says he hasn’t been there yet. One of the arresting cops says, he’s an officer. He’ll be in a cell alone. He won’t be touched. Justin asks if they can speed it up. As he’s led away, Veronica says, bye, Tootsie. Enjoy yourself. Life in tight pants. You better work. She laughs.
David tells Jeffrey he’s going out. Jeffrey says, to meet mom? and David says, to keep the situation under control. Jeffrey tells him that Madison said he needs to keep the bandages changed, and David asks him to help do that when he gets back. Jeffrey thinks he should have Madison do it. He knows David is mad at him, but he meant the best. He thinks David should have him come back. David tells Jeffrey to have Madison call.
Hanna and Benny get home. Wow the house looks very different during the day with no cars in front of it. They see flowers on the porch; a bouquet of yellow roses (which I think means an apology). Benny says they’re from Derrick, and Hanna throws them down. Benny asks what Derrick did, and she tells him, don’t worry about it. They go inside. Benny asks again what Derrick did, and Hanna says she’s going to ask Kathryn about the money, and that’s all she’s saying. Her phone rings, and Hanna asks if Kathryn got it. Kathryn says, no. It’s not making sense. Jim said it’s not his company. She thinks it’s a mix-up, and she’ll get to the bottom of it. Hanna says let her know. She’s sorry; it’s a lot of money. Kathryn knows she didn’t do anything, and she’ll find out what’s going on. Benny asks what that was about, and Hanna says, it’s not Jim’s company. He says, that’s crazy, and Hanna says, maybe. He says, it must be a mix-up at the bank. She says, maybe, and goes upstairs.
Benny calls Candace, and asks where she is. She says, Detroit, and he asks if she’s with him. She says she is, and asks, what’s going on? He says they tried to give the money back, and the bank said it had been sent back already; something about a reverse wire request. She’s like, what? She says, from the Cryer company? and he says, yes. She says, okay. So he got his money, but Benny says, no. It doesn’t make sense. Jim was just there threatening him again. Candace says he’d better not threaten Benny again, and why do that if he’s got the money? She has to call him back.
Candace looks on her laptop, and sees the money in the account. (To refresh your memory, the Cryer company is the dummy account Candace created to get the money in the first place.)
RK slips into Veronica’s house. She sees him, and says, get the hell out. He says he needs her help. They’re after him. She doesn’t give a damn; she wants him to get out, and she means it. He says the Attorney General is trying to throw him in jail. He needs a couple of days to hide out. She asks what the AG would want with him; what did he do? He says he was involved in running a prostitution ring out of the hotel. She says that’s not her problem. He says he’s loyal, and he needs help. She asks where her jewelry is. He says he messed up on that, but he’ll do anything; whatever it takes. She calls him little boy, and says he needs to get out of her house. She’s tired. It’s been a rough day, and she’s pissed off. She needs him gone. He says maybe he should have turned on Candace. She says, Candace Young? What do they want with her? RK doesn’t know, but they wanted him to turn on her. Veronica says he should have, and he says he ain’t no damn snitch. She says, he has a code. Then he needs to be locked up. She’s not going to help him. He says he’ll remember that. She tells him, do that, and don’t come back. He says, don’t worry; he won’t.
There’s a knock at the door. It’s the FBI, and RK runs upstairs. Veronica yells at him to come down. She opens the door, and says he’s upstairs, but they ask her to come with them. She says, why? On what grounds? Head guy says she can come for questioning, or they can arrest her and take her in. She asks again, on what grounds? He says they’re not the local police. They’re the FBI. They’ll think of something. Now get her ass in the car. She asks if they’re arresting her. He says they can, and she says she’ll have all their badges. Just let her get her purse. He says, no; she won’t. She says, it’s been that kind of day. She’s sick of all of them. Let’s tighten it up.
RK comes downstairs. He can’t believe his luck. He closes the door quietly, and says, that’s more like it. He’s going to make some changes around there. He goes to see what in the kitchen. I’m wondering what’s going to happen when David shows up, and he’s throwing a party or something.
Justin tells Officer Ray, come on. Ray knows he didn’t do this. Ray puts him in a cell, alone, and says he’s just doing his job. Justin asks if Ray can call someone for him. Jeffrey Harrington. Ray says he can’t do that. Justin knows who Jeffrey’s mom is. Justin says, so what? and Ray says, sorry, man.
The guys in the next cell stare at Justin. Justin asks what the hell they’re looking at? Because he’s stupider than he looks, Justin gets too close to the dividing bars, and a dude grabs him. They manage to beat him through the bars.
Next time, Justin is pantsed (yes, that’s how I meant to spell it), Jim isn’t leaving until he gets his money, Scott calls Jim, Candace calls Jim, and David tells Veronica that he wants to kill her. Three episodes left to the season.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Provence, France. A trip which will, no doubt, be wasted on this group. The women gather their luggage. In her interview, LisaR says she loves France, but has never been to Provence. She thinks it’s going to be magical. Teddi asks if it’s all vineyards. She’s having déjà vu. In her interview, Kyle says she loves France. Six years ago, she was in Paris. We flash back to her and LVP visiting the Eiffel Tower. Kyle says it’s weird not have LVP there. LVP kicked her out of the house, and she’s not speaking to anyone. It breaks Kyle’s heart. Denise and Camille were also coming until the last minute. We flash back to them talking about the fire on the way to the airport. LisaR says they had to evacuate, and it doesn’t look good. She and Teddi can’t get phone service in the car.
They gasp, seeing the gated entrance to Chateau Whatever It Is. The staff is lined up on the steps, and Erika says it feels like they’re in a movie. She never felt so rich. Local Host Pascha greets them, and they meet the staff. Dorit feels like she’s be living like a princes in a castle. Pascha hopes they have a wonderful stay, and gives them the tour. I salivate over both the house and its furnishings. She explains the house has been mostly restored to the historic model. It was built in 1612, and Erika is sure previous guests are still floating around. The Great Lawn looks like something at Buckingham Palace. Kyle says it’s seventeen acres, and fully staffed. The women are going to be waited on hand and foot, from breakfast until bedtime.
The group is shown their rooms, which are no less than amazing. In LisaR’s interview, she says they usually stay at a five-star hotel, which she likes, since she gets her space. If there’s a conflict, there’s nowhere to run. I’m confused. Nowhere to run on seventeen acres? They shout at each other through the open casement windows.
Kyle tells the chef about the fire in LA, and how people had to evacuate. She explains that two of the friends they’d expected aren’t coming. The chef gives her a run-down of the dinner menu. The women meet in the sitting room or whatever, and even though they’d said it was casual, they’re dressed up. In her interview, Dorit says, the French countryside, and no glam? But contrary to popular belief, she can travel without her glam squad. They order drinks. In Erika’s interview, she says, don’t tell her they’re going to be casual. Bullsh*t. France equals glamour.
Kyle calls Denise, who still can’t get an update about the evacuated areas. Kyle asks if the fire has been contained, and Denise says it hasn’t. Teddi asks about her house, but Denise doesn’t know. The whole thing sounds horrible. Kyle says they’re thinking about her, and asks her to check in. Dorit says, it’s so scary. Kyle calls Camille, who says she just found out her house is okay. She says, last night was insane. She’s never experienced a massive evacuation. In her interview, she says the fire was moving quickly. She grabbed her important documents, and a Wyeth painting, and they caravanned down the street. Their lives have been misplaced. I can understand this a little, having been through a flood. She tells Kyle, they don’t know what do, or where to go, but they’re safe. She doesn’t want to be a buzzkill. Kyle says everyone loves her. Dorit says, thank God she’s safe. In her interview, LisaR says it’s a relief to know they’re safe. Knowing their friends are suffering, they have to make the best of things, since there’s not much they can do. Teddi reveals that her childhood nickname was Butch because she was tomboyish. Kyle says she was Kyle Bitchards. We find out Dorit stole the family car at thirteen, and outed herself by leaving traces of white chocolate in the backseat. She says she was grounded for about ten years.
Dinner is served, and they sit. In Kyle’s interview, she says she doesn’t care where she is in the world, she’s ordering a margarita. She’s not a rosé person. Teddi says, Butch wants her margarita on the rocks. Her drink is a little intense. Erika doesn’t handle strong drinks at all. LisaR tells them that she has one thing to say, which probably means fifty. She had a good time playing Erika Jayne. Teddi says she thought LisaR lost her mind. Kyle says Erika doesn’t behave like that, and it was weird. LisaR agrees it out of place, but it broke ice with Kim. There was an elephant in the room. Actually a bunny.
In Dorit’s interview, she says, who doesn’t want a private chef and being served? It’s luxury to the nth degree. I’m in. Erika says she’s a little drunk. Kyle wants them know they’re effing amazing. They can all be batsh*t crazy, and things can turn in a second, but she’s thankful they’re there. In Erika’s interview, she says the five of them have been through some stuff on these trips. We flash back to some of the stuff they’ve been through. She says, this place is magical, like some sh*t out of a storybook. She wonders if the drinks are strong or she’s lost her mojo. She might even need a piece of bread.
At 5 am, Dorit is up. She feels sick to her stomach. She woke up to a video of Camille’s full of fire. They’d just spoken to her, and everything was fine. What happened? Teddi shows her what Denise posted. She got all the animals out, but everyone is in gas masks. She feels better about Denise, but her heart is breaking for Camille. In her interview, Teddi says, your mind starts going to the worst place, and you start thinking of your family. She wishes she could turn it off.
At breakfast, Erika asks if she’s the only one wildly hungover. She’s drunk from the night before, and is really hurting. She’s miserable, and at breakfast with effing sunglasses on. Dorit thought she was just being fabulous. Teddi says her coach’s house burned down. She got out with only her PJs. Erika asks if the fire has been contained, but Dorit and Teddi don’t think so. The wind shifted. Kyle is freaking, and says Camille has nothing. LisaR says Camille went from her happiest day to being devastated. Teddi says her house is in good shape. Pascha comes in, and Kyle asks about going to a market. Pascha suggests a local one. The women get ready, and head out.
Erika takes pictures. LisaR wants to focus on the moment. They go into the town, and Kyle says it’s like Amsterdam. She tries on some hats. LisaR says she isn’t ready for cheese. Kyle haggles, and feels overwhelmed. LisaR relents, and eats cheese. Kyle and Dorit become lost to shopping. In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s not leaving without a beret. LisaR wants coffee, and they stop at a café.
Erika seems to be the only one who is fluent in French. They order drinks and peruse the menu. LisaR tells them that Amelia has chosen to study nutrition, wellness, and psychology. After sharing her story, she became an activist. In LisaR’s interview, she says Amelia took something that was an issue for her, and turned it into a tool for helping people. We flash back to Amelia says she doesn’t want this to happen to other people. LisaR says Amelia is still getting through her life, and figuring it out. She’s an addict. Teddi says the fact that Amelia is openly talking about it, means she wants to actually fix it. She asks if they knew before she told them, and LisaR says they saw the best doctors. One feels it’s genetic. Kyle says, she never talks about this; not even to her daughters, but when she was younger, she had her own problems. She gets weepy.
She says she never wanted it to be in her daughters’ heads. When she was seventeen, she was on TV. Her sisters were tiny, cute, blonde, blue-eyed, and skinny. She said she didn’t like her wardrobe on the show, and they said if she lost weight, she’d get a better one. The more compliments she got, the less she ate. She’d take V8, pour it in a bowl, heat it up, and call it her food for the day. She weighed 99 pounds. Some days, all she had was six almonds for food. Her sisters and the models were skinny, and she was self-conscious. In her interview, LisaR says since Amelia opened up, she couldn’t pretend she didn’t know what it feels like. Teddi thinks if you share with your kids, they’ll share with you. LisaR says if she tells them, that doesn’t mean they’ll do it, but Kyle doesn’t want to put it into their heads. LisaR says they already have it in their heads from the world, which is a good point. Dorit suggests having a chat. In Kyle’s interview, she says she was terrified, and wanted them to have a healthy body image. She never says things like she feels fat. She just wants them to be healthy. LisaR says she’s done an amazing job raising her daughters. In Erika’s interview, she thinks it’s brave for Kyle to admit that she struggled with an eating disorder. Erika tells the others, she never had that. She was always a stick figure. Now she’s the heaviest she’s ever been. With all that dancing, I’m sure a lot of it is muscle. In her interview, she says she thinks it’s easier to be vulnerable in front of each other, since they don’t think they’ll be judged, or jabbed at, or the information used at a later date. It feels like a safe space because LVP isn’t there. Oh come on. Can they leave her alone now? They got what they wanted. Move on.
The go to Pont Something-or-Other, and tour the city. The walk on a bridge to nowhere, that extends to the middle of a river. Erika thinks the river kept destroying the bridge, and they just quit rebuilding. She says, it’s a privilege to be on a vacation in Europe. It’s thousands of years of history. Places you think about for the rest of your life.
Dorit calls home, and video chats with the kids. LisaR tries to talk French to Harry. She tells Harry about Denise, Camille, and the fire. She says, Camille lost her house. It burned down. Harry says, it’s tragic. It will be horrible to find out what other friends lost their homes. LisaR says the fire affected many, many of the people they know; whole neighborhoods. Her heart is broken. She says, thank God everyone is okay. At the end of the day, things are replaceable. Erika says hi to Harry, and the women meet downstairs
LisaR declares she likes the drinks. Ooh. I love Kyle’s skirt. It has strings of beads hanging from it like fringe. Everyone looks fantastic. LisaR thinks their group likes looks that are fabulous, except Denise. We flash back to Denise’s casual look, and in her interview, LisaR imitates Denise, saying those bitches are making her raise her game, and she doesn’t want to. She tells them, everyone in the group has style – and Teddi is coming around. In her interview, she says, Teddi raised her fashion game from a year ago. We see a clip of Kyle helping her do some shopping. In Teddi’s interview, she says she didn’t think her style had changed that much, but people keep saying she’s bringing her A-game. She’d thought she’d always been bringing it.
LisaR says, drunk Rinna is here! and kicks her leg in the air like she just don’t care.
At the restaurant, Teddi apologizes in advance for their presence. She orders a skinny margarita, and Kyle is like, not in France. They talk about favoring their dads, and Erika says her father is from El Salvador, which surprises everyone. In Erika’s interview, she says, it doesn’t mean anything. She never meant anything to them, so it’s just part of her heritage. Several of them order hamburgers, and in her interview, Dorit wonders, if they could order anything other than burger in France. She gets it though. They’re American.
Kyle asks LisaR about the Erika Jayne act. She thought it was weird. LisaR says, because she was playing a character, it helped her face Kyle’s sister. In Kyle’s interview, she says using the Erika Jayne persona allowed LisaR to call her sister the c-word. LisaR needs to take responsibility for her own words, since she’s the queen of owning it. LisaR says it flew out of her mouth. It happened, but it led to sitting and having a conversation where they decided to move on and move forward. We flash back to them kissing and making up. Kyle says it seemed inappropriate, since Erika wouldn’t talk like that to anybody. We flash back to (I think) Erika’s first season, when she wore the c-word necklace. LisaR says it was just her interpretation. Teddi says it would hurt her feelings. LisaR says she knows Erika’s feelings aren’t hurt, and Erika says, not at all. Kyle asks if it isn’t a betrayal of who she is. Erika says, it’s just a persona. Teddi says LisaR was hiding behind a character, and it was confusing. LisaR wonders what issue Teddi is having with her, and in her interview, says it’s not her issue, and none of Teddi’s business. Teddi says, it doesn’t make her like LisaR any less, and LisaR says she doesn’t care if Teddi likes her or not. Don’t put it all on her.
Even LisaR realizes how bad that sounds, and says, well, she does care. Teddi says she does. Otherwise, why are they hanging out? In Dorit’s interview, she doesn’t know why Kyle and Teddi are baiting Erika to say something. She thinks Teddi is Kyle’s henchwoman. We flash back to Teddi explaining (Teddi-splainin’) Kyle’s feelings after the concert. In LisaR’s interview, she says if not for Kim, they would have laughed and applauded. It’s just sensitive because Kyle’s sister is involved. Well, yeah… Kyle says everyone was uncomfortable, even Erika, who is starting to look bored at this point. Kind of like I do. Erika says it seems the two of them – meaning LisaR and Kim – came to a resolution. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s not annoyed that LisaR used the Erika Jayne persona to heal her wound, but she’s annoyed that they’re not letting it go. Dorit says it’s an alter ego who’s free to be whatever. Erika says it’s a performance persona, and quit trying to bait her into the conversation. In Teddi’s interview, she says when she’s uncomfortable, she wants to discuss it immediately. Erika wants to shut it down before it starts. She tells Erika that she’s not being an idiot. She’s trying to have a conversation about something she doesn’t understand. Erika says she’s glad they’ve moved on. In her interview, Erika says if she was going to be upset, she’d have been upset weeks ago, not in France. Stop ruining her night. Kyle says now Erika is upset with them. Erika says she’s okay. In Kyle’s interview, she’s struggling to believe that Erika wouldn’t be embarrassed by being used as an excuse to be rude to someone. I’m struggling to believe anyone can make this big a deal out of pretty much everything.
LisaR says, anyone feel like dessert?
Next time, a helicopter ride, the women do (very good) imitations of each other, Denise goes back to the rubble that was her house, Teddi can’t be a moral compass for everyone, and Erika feels bullied.
👠 No Phobias Here…
While I’ve amassed a nice tea collection, it’s late and it’s been a long week, even though it’s not half over. So I chose the article that says it all after tonight’s RHOBH – LVP and her crew at the Pride parade. Despite her Wives estrangement, she’s not letting any moss grow on her.
🎶 A Wednesday Type of Song…
Although I’ll never be able to hear it again without thinking of Reservoir Dogs.