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March 27, 2019 – Shiloh Practices Forgiveness, LuAnn & Dorinda Make It Nice, Randal Meets the New Neighbor, Sorry Star & All Night

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Mike tells Sonny that he doesn’t like surprises too much these days, but Sonny says he’ll like this one. Sonny opens the door, and says, look who’s here. It’s Dante, who says he missed Mike. Sonny says Mike knows who he is, right?

Franco, Elizabeth, and Aiden go to Kelly’s. Aiden says he missed Franco. Franco wants to have a family meeting, and Elizabeth asks, what about? He says about them. Jail isn’t exactly the wedding she deserves. She says she’s happy. They’re a family now; that’s all that matters. Franco says, they’ll talk, and Aiden says he has a lot of recipes. Elizabeth sees a little girl at a nearby table talking on the phone about a party. She asks if that isn’t Kiley from Aiden’s class. There’s a party today? Aiden says, mom, but it’s too late. Elizabeth introduces herself to Kiley, and asks if Aiden is coming to the party. Kiley says it’s Bianca’s birthday today. I can’t believe Elizabeth is actually eavesdropping on a kid. That’s beyond helicopter parenting.

Chase meets Willow outside, and gives her coffee. You know, an empty to-go cup. He’s glad she took the night to think about leaving town. She can trust him to keep Shiloh away, and he hopes she can believe that, and tell him she’s staying.

Shiloh comes out of an examining room, where Sam is waiting. Sam asks if he got stitches, and he says, five. She’s sorry about this. He says he tried to keep it lowkey so there would be no record of Jason attacking him, but when he woke up, he was still bleeding. He had to come in. She asks if there’s any concussion, but he says, no. He’s hard headed. Kristina runs up to them, and asks Shiloh what Jason did to him.

Jason is in the interrogation room, and Jordan comes in. She says she says he’s put her in a dilemma, and hopes he can help. He tells her that he has nothing to say without his attorney. She says, understood. She went through his records, and he’s the guy who never loses control. He’s often been a suspect, rarely prosecuted, and never convicted. He doesn’t make mistakes. He doesn’t lose control either, until yesterday. He lost his cool for no apparent reason. Did Shiloh give him one? Does he know something about Shiloh and DOD that he’s not saying? Margaux asks for a word. Jordan tells Jason maybe this time it’s in everyone’s best interest if he cooperates.

Willow tells Chase that she’s sorry, but she’s handing in her letter of resignation. She has to leave immediately. He asks, why? He’s a detective; doesn’t she trust him? She says she doesn’t trust Shiloh. He’s relentless. He can’t find out about the baby. Chase says it was a closed adoption, but she says he’ll find a way; he’ll get someone to help him. That’s how he works. He makes people open up. Everyone at DOD seems kind and caring. There’s a sense of acceptance, like you belong to a family, but instead of building you up, he brings you down. He strips you bare.

Margaux tells Jordan that she has enough to prove assault, but Jordan says one witness is Jason’s ex, and the other was a waitress who admitted to being more focused on her customers that the altercation. Margaux says Jordan agreed the attack was unprovoked. Jordan says she was acting on information that Shiloh’s life might be in danger, but no name was mentioned. Margaux says it might be enough to prove attempted murder.

Mike looks at Dante again, and says, Dominick? Dante says, close enough. He used to be Dominick, but goes by Dante now. Mike says he used to be someone who was all there. Sonny gets a call, and steps away. Mike asks where in the blazes has Dante been? Dante says he took a job, and was gone too long. Mike says he’s gone sometimes even when he’s there, but Dante came back. Some parts of Mike might not be coming back. Dante says the best parts are still there. Sonny comes back, and Dante suggests they go out to wat. Sonny says he has things to take care of. Jason was arrested, and Diane is in trial until the afternoon. He tells them to go, and have a great time. Dante says, let’s roll.

Shiloh tells Kristina that he’s fine, He just needed a few stitches. Why is she there? She says she heard he was attacked; everyone at DOD is worried. When she heard it was Jason, she got scared. He asks why, and she asks why Sam didn’t warn him. Jason is a hitman. He’s worked for her father for years, and anyone who gets in her father’s way, he eliminates. And it’s not just guns; he’s strong. Sam tells her, that’s enough. Kristina doesn’t know what Jason does or doesn’t do. The stories she’s repeating are highly inappropriate and exaggerated. Kristina says what if he kills Shiloh next time? Sam says Jason attacked him because of her. She’s not defending Jason, but he lost his temper. He’d never try to kill Shiloh. Shiloh thinks Sam is correct. Jason misinterpreted him, and reacted with violence. He doesn’t condone it, but he knows where it’s coming from. Kristina says she doesn’t. Her dad is back in town, and she said she’d see him. She stomps off. Sam asks Shiloh what he’s going to do, and he says it depends on if Jason tried to kill him.

Willow tells Chase that he wouldn’t believe what she’s seen; the secrets that came out in workshops. Sometimes Shiloh used pressure. Other DOD members would come into the room with him, and together they’d keep badgering the errant member with hard truths. Chase says, brainwashing, and Willow says it’s not illegal, and no one would speak up if it was. She’s afraid she might crack under pressure, and say something about the baby. She can’t risk it; it hurts too much already. Chase asks where she’s going, but she doesn’t know yet. Somewhere she can be anonymous. He ask her to let him find a place, and set her up where she’ll be safe. She says she’ll handle it. He asks if he can visit when she’s settled, and she says, we’ll see. He says he’ll take that as a maybe, which almost always means no. She says she can’t think straight. She’s going to miss everything about this place; her students and him, more than he knows. He wishes they could have had a chance. She says she does too. He kisses her, and leaves.

Elizabeth ask Aiden why he didn’t say Bianca was having a party, and Aiden says he forgot. She says he and Bianca have been friends since preschool. Is he excited? He says, no. She said she wanted him to come, but he’s not allowed. Her parents didn’t want him there.

At the MetroCourt, Mike asks Dante if they didn’t go to a party there. Dante says they did, but Mike says the place looked different, like the club he used to work in. Dante says, Luke’s. They resurrected Luke’s for one night. It was a good time. He’s glad Mike remembers. Mike says he remembers other good times too, like the night Dante spent in a jail cell with him. Dante is surprised Mike looks at it as a good time. Mike says he’s always had a soft spot for Dante. That’s why he took Dante on as a tenant at Kelly’s. He knew from the start Dante was the right guy for Lulu. Has she forgiven Dante for being away. Dante says, he probably doesn’t deserve it, but he almost wishes she hadn’t. Mike asks, how come?

Kristina asks how Sonny is feeling. He says, good. He did what he set out to do. He brought her brother home. She ask if Dante is okay, and Sonny says he is now. How is she? Kristina says she’s doing great. Sonny asks if she’s sure, and she asks, why?  Her mom got to him, didn’t she? What did she do? Tell him hysterical accusations about Shiloh? That’s why he asked Kristina over. He’s siding with her.

Sam tells Shiloh that she didn’t want to say this in front of Kristina, but if Jason wanted to kill him, he’d be dead. Shiloh says maybe he should press charges for his own protection. Sam says she’s not making excuses, but what he said to Kristina is true. Jason overreacted; he’s an overprotective father. She’d hate for the boys to lose time with him. Shiloh asks if she thinks he’s a decent role model, using violence instead of words. Sam says, DOD teaches forgiveness. She read in his book, forgiveness leads to a lighter heart. She’s hoping he believes that, for Danny’s sake.

Chase asks Jason what he knows about Shiloh. Jason says he’s saying noting without his attorney. Chase says he set Shiloh up, waiting until he made the first move, and laid him out. He helped Jason out, and Jason’s attorney can subpoena his notes. The waitress stated he was provoked, but if the DA wants to press charges, she won’t make it past the first arraignment. He could have killed Shiloh, and wanted him to know it. Why? Is he threatening someone close to Jason? Because he’s threatening someone close to Chase.

Mike tells Dante that his mind is full of holes, but he can still tell when something’s wrong. Dante says, he always could, and Mike asks what he can do. Dante says this is in confidence, but Mike says, chances are, he won’t remember it to tell anyone else. Dante says, there’s an upside to everything. He didn’t leave because he wanted to; he left because he had to. Or he thought he did to keep his family safe. That’s why he went to Turkey. It was a mission turned into an obsession. Mike doesn’t think anyone has a problem with that. He caught the guy; he succeeded. Dante says, at what cost? So much happened while he was away, to him and the people he loves – none of it good. Mike says Dante seems the same to him. Dante says, on the outside, maybe, but not on the inside. It scares him. He’s afraid of what was done to him, and what he might do because of it.

On the phone with Bianca’s mother, Elizabeth says she appreciates the honesty. The hatefulness and closed-mindedness, not so much. Franco asks what she said. Elizabeth says she claims she tries to maintain a wholesome environment for her daughter. Franco says, she used that word? Elizabeth wonders what that even means, and Franco says they both know what it means.

Willow thanks Brad for meeting her. She’s leaving Port Charles, and wanted to see her son one last time.

Sonny tells Kristina, relax. He didn’t call her over to side with her mother. He misses her, and wanted to lay eyes on his girl. She thanks him, and apologizes. Everyone has been judgmental, but she appreciates that he’s been supportive. She says he and Carly should take a seminar. She knows he’s read Shiloh’s book, but brought a copy for Carly, and a pamphlet on the upcoming courses. She thinks they’d benefit from them. He says he’ll mention to Carly. He has to get something out in in the open. Her mother is concerned, and so is he. Kristina has had a tough couple of years, and he’s hoping she isn’t being pressured into doing something she doesn’t want to. She asks if he thinks she’s gullible. He says he has faith in her, and wants her to happy, but wonders why she’s choosing DOD over her own family.

Chase tells Jason that Shiloh has a cult. He’ll take anyone, but especially young women. If Jason finds any evidence that can be legally used against Shiloh, bring it to him. Help him send Shiloh to prison, instead of going there himself for murder. Margaux comes in, and tells Chase that she wants to go over his notes with him. He leaves, and Margaux tells Jason she doesn’t need to look too hard to uncover a motive. He’s jealous about the attention Shiloh is paying to his ex-wife, or her attention to Shiloh. It made him sloppier than usual. Maybe it’s the straw that’s going to break his back.

Chase tells Shiloh the commissioner is busy, and Shiloh says he’ll wait. He asks how Chase’s meeting went with Miss Tait; his child is in the best of hands. Chase says he didn’t expect a follow up, and asks what Shiloh was going there. Shiloh says reconnecting with an old friend, and asking if she’s going to return to DOD. Chase says, as what? A volunteer? A member? She didn’t seem receptive. Shiloh say she’s a valuable member of the DOD family, and greatly missed. He’s not giving up that easy. He asks Chase to let the commissioner know he’s there, and Chase says he’s on it.

Margaux asks if Jason is sure he has nothing to say. He asks if his attorney if there. Jordan says she’s in the middle of a trial, and will be there some time in the afternoon. Chase pops his head in, and says Shiloh and Sam are there. Margaux suggests they move to the squad room, and tells Chase to bring Jason. Margaux tells Shiloh his timing is good. How can they help him? He says he’s there to about accountability. He wants to address what happened yesterday.

Dante asks if Mike remembers when he took Avery, thinking she was Courtney. They were gone all night, and Dante found them in the stable. Mike says he wanted to show her the horses, and got Sonny in trouble. He didn’t want to, but he screwed everything up. He didn’t mean to, but he couldn’t help it; his mind played tricks on him. Dante says it’s happening to him too, because of whet he went through. His mind is messed up. He doesn’t know what he might do, or if he’ll remember he did it. Mike knows where he’s coming from, and he’s sorry to hear it. It’s a helluva thing.

Kristina wonders why Sonny doesn’t want her to be a better person. She’s following the path to enlightenment, and seeing the possibilities in her life. Sonny asks, other than DOD, where does she see herself in the world? She says DOD is her world. Sonny says, it’s a narrow world. Doesn’t she see herself as anything other than a follower?

Margaux tells Shiloh there’s something more serious, a possible threat made against his life. Shiloh says everybody is capable of that. He doesn’t condemn the violent, but heals them. He believes that can come to a place of compassion and understanding. Jordan says, that’s a lofty belief. He says he has to practice what he preaches, and wants the charges against Jason dropped. Sam gives a sly look at Jason.

Willow tells Brad, something came up. She has to leave town. She’s sure that makes him happy. He admits he’s relieved. Whenever he sees her, he pops antacids like candy. She says now that she’s out of the picture, he can relax. At least he has a conscience, and isn’t a deceitful or duplicitous person. She chose him and Lucas because she wanted her baby to be safe and loved, and to never know his father. Brad thought Wiley’s father was out of the picture. He ask if she’s leaving to be with him, and if he knows about Wiley. She says, absolutely not, nor will he ever. This is about her. It’s the last time she’ll see her son, or at least until he comes looking for he as an adult. Brad asks if she wants that, and she hopes he’ll want to find her, but that’s a long time from now, if it happens. This is all she’s going to get for now. She asks if she can hold Wiley. Brad tells her, how can he say no? and gives Wiley to her. She tells Wiley that she’s doing this for him because she loves him so much. Brad gets Wiley’s blanket, and Willow sees a DOD pamphlet in the stroller.

Franco says they have every right to be angry. If he hadn’t pretended to be a serial killer, he wouldn’t have made his past public. Their family doesn’t fit into Bianca’s mom’s stereotypes. He should call her himself. Aiden is a sensitive and superb human being, and doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t accept him for who he is. Elizabeth says maybe there’s something they can do.

Willow asks if Brad is associated with DOD. He says he met a guy, Shiloh, who suggest a course in peaceful parenting, so he’s going to sign up. His sister-in-law knows him, so he must be okay. He hopes it calms him down. He wants to be the best possible parent. She says he won’t need it. She’ll be gone, so he can relax. He says, if only. He saw another seminar on destructive secrets, and how to free yourself from them, so he might… He sees how tightly Willow is holding Wiley, and says he should probably get back. Holding him longer won’t make it easier.

Sonny knows Kristina is getting something good out of DOD, but she’s excluding her family in the process. With all this talk of enlightenment, he’s losing sight of his own daughter. She says she’s evolving. Sonny likes that, but she can’t make DOD her whole world; it’s unhealthy. She tells him not to judge her choices, but he says he’s her father. If he sees her going down a dangerous road, he’s going to say something. Kristina says, ironic. He says they’re trying to wipe out her identity and make her believe her family is worthless. He loves her too much to allow that to happen.

Margaux asks Shiloh if he doesn’t feel his life is in danger or Jason is a threat. Shiloh says no. She says given the statements of the two eyewitnesses that the attack was unprovoked, she can’t dismiss this. Shiloh says that’s where the accountability comes in. Earlier, Jason saw Shiloh with his son, and Shiloh thinks it ultimately triggered the attack. Any attempt on his part to get Jason to take a class with him, exacerbated the situation, and Jason snapped. He gets it. Jason may not forgive him, but he forgives Jason. He understands Jason’s pain, and hopes he uses it as a springboard to evaluate his situation. It’s time to let the healing begin, so let him. Margaux says she’s in no position to argue. She’s dropping the charges, and Jason is free go. Chase takes Jason for processing, and tells him to remember what he said. If Jason finds evidence against Shiloh, bring it to him.

Willow looks distressed, and Brad asks her to give him his son. She tells Wiley that she’ll always love him. Brad leaves, and she cries. Her phone rings. It’s Elizabeth, who asks if Willow can meet with her. Something happened with Aiden, and she wants to know more about what’s happening in his classroom. She’s at Kelly’s now, if Willow is available. Willow says, sure. She takes out the resignation letter, tears it up, and throws it away. Chase sees her, and says he couldn’t help notice that she threw something away, but tore up first. Please tell him it’s her letter of resignation. She says she never turned it in. She’s staying. They hug.

Dante thanks Mike for letting him vent. Mike says Turning Woods is serving turkey clubs for lunch. Yvonne has been gone a while, but she’s back now. Has Dante met his girlfriend? Dante says he missed that, and Mike suggests meeting her right now. Dante says okay. Mike asks if he knows how to get there, and Dante says he knows how to take Mike home. Mike says, how about himself? Does he know how get himself home? That, Dante isn’t too sure about.

Kristina tells Sonny that she’s an adult. She can think for herself, and make her own choices. He doesn’t get to control her life. It was him, wasn’t it, who sent Jason after Shiloh? He says if she thinks he’ll let Shiloh, or anyone else, take away his daughter, she’s forgot who he is. Kristina rolls her eyes, and stomps out, slamming the door. She’s getting good at that. Sonny looks angry.

Sam thanks Shiloh. She appreciates what he’s doing. He says her words mean a lot. He can’t be a mindful teacher unless he practices what he preaches. But if Jason comes after him again, he’ll assume Jason is beyond redemption.

Jason comes out, and Margaux tells him that Shiloh is an extraordinary man. Jason owes his freedom to Shiloh’s generosity and tolerance. Don’t count on it happening again. If Jason harms Shiloh, she’ll take him down. Jason asks the desk sergeant for his gun. The sergeant looks at Jason’s license, and gives it to him. He loads it and puts it in his waistband. He leaves, and Jordan is like, hmm…

Tomorrow, Monica says they have to prepare Oscar for the end, Nina hopes she and Elizabeth can put the past behind them, and Lulu doesn’t trust Valentin as far as she can throw him.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Dorinda tells Bethenny that she’s getting her nerve up to talk to LuAnn. LuAnn approaches them, and Bethenny says, it’s happening now. John wonders if he’ll have to clean up the mess. LuAnn joins them at the bar. Dorinda compliments her hat, and LuAnn says she’s having a bad hair day. In Dorinda’s interview, she says LuAnn is more afraid than she is. She can’t even make eye contact. She tells LuAnn that she misses seeing her, and LuAnn says they’ll talk another time. Dorinda says, it’s all about Sonja tonight. Bethenny feels like she’s in the way, and in her interview, says, this is a tension that has to be broken. Something has to happen for something to happen. LuAnn says, tonight’s not the night. In her interview, LuAnn thinks it feels fake. She jets back to the other side of the room, and Bethenny tells Dorinda that she thinks it went clean. Dorinda tells Bethenny that LuAnn told her they’ll talk another time. Bethenny says it’s all she wanted for tonight anyway. Dorinda says at some point they’ll have a watershed moment. The foundation is good, but they have to fix the windows on the house. In Bethenny’s interview, she wonders how far LuAnn is going to push things. It’s bending, but if it breaks, they might not be able to put it back together.

LuAnn tells Barbara, they agreed tonight is not the night, but they were cordial. Barbara says, it’s a start. Sonja says Tinsley is mad because she said Tinsley is not effable. She’s dressed like a doll to be put on a shelf. In Tinsley’s interview, she says, sitting next to these ho’bags, anyone would seem un-effable. Dorinda says she’s trying to be welcoming, and see if she can break the wall.

Ramona has a date, so she has to go. She tells Bethenny how sorry she is. In her interview, Bethenny appreciates that they didn’t get mired in conversation. She just said, sorry, and kept it moving. It’s best for both of them. LuAnn tells Ramona not to talk about her anymore, or she’ll burn Ramona’s dress, and Ramona will walk home naked. I’m not so sure that’s much of a threat. A girl Sonja met at the bar earlier comes by, and kisses Sonja. Like in a romantic way. Tinsley hides her eyes, and they kiss some more. Sonja feels the girl’s butt. In Bethenny’s interview, she says the girl was like a Venus flytrap. She swooped over, locked lips with Sonja, and disappeared. It was like a drive-by lesbian moment. Sonja says she saw them at the bar, and thought the girl was going to give her a card, not slip her the tongue.

LuAnn goes to God’s Love We Deliver for her community service. Under the rules of her probation, she has to perform fifty hours of it. She says she’s done it in the past, so she doesn’t mind. Since I have too (not because of probation; I was a volunteer), I’m curious, but we flash back to when she talked to some young homeless girls or something. Not exactly the same thing. Team leader Stephen shows her around, and introduces her to Chef Ryan. He’s made garbanzo and barley soup, which sounds pretty good. He gives her instructions on being a ladler. One straight scoop no double dipping. In her interview, LuAnn says she takes her community service seriously. Every ladle of soup is a reminder of what her life will be like for the next year. I’m assuming she means being tied to doing it, and not that she’s going to be in a soup line. She says, it’s not that easy to not double-dip; the ladle is heavy. She tells one of the women she knows that she saw her parole officer. She’s no-nonsense, and asked for her ID and car registration. LuAnn said she was going away on Friday, but the officer said, it’s can she go away. In LuAnn’s interview, she says she has to get permission to go away, there’s drug testing, and she has to be on her best behavior. Next to her parole officer, Dorinda looks like a lightweight, and LuAnn doesn’t want to mess with her. She and her friend clink soup containers, and sip some soup. Ryan catches them. LuAnn says, if you’re going to soup it out, you have to taste it first. He says that’s a first.

Tinsley is meeting her mom at a super fancy bar. She orders her usual, and champagne for Dale. Dale arrives with tiny dog Bambi. In her interview, Tinsley says her mom is by herself. She has Tinsley’s dog, but uses every excuse to see her in New York. She’s most at peace and calm when she’s with her children, even if she’s not peaceful and calm. Dale shows Tinsley her new shoes, and Tinsley is appalled that they’re from Topper’s new wife’s shoe company. I’m appalled too. Dale says she loves her things. Tinsley says she does too, but it’s her ex-husband’s new wife. Dale says Topper has the most beautiful baby she’s ever seen. We flash back to Tinsley crying over seeing a picture of her eggs. She’s happy for him; it’s all good. In her interview, Tinsley says her mom thinks she doesn’t know anything. Dale shows her a needlepoint she’s working on. It’s a stocking for Tinsley’s dad for Christmas. Tinsley says she wants one for Scott, and Dale says they’ll see how it goes. In Tinsley’s interview, she feels like her relationship is always on the chopping block, and she has to defend it. They still have things to work on, but they’re in it together. She’s invested time, and loves him. She’s going to do what it takes.

Sonja goes to the townhouse. She hasn’t been there since the renters left, and a new guy is coming. She does a smell test, and it passes. She finds some curtains are wet from leak that stemmed from the sky-roof. She wasn’t able to caulk, and nobody caulks a sky-roof as good as she does. She has to show the townhouse to a new perspective tenant. Dorinda comes by, and Sonja shows her the curtains. In Dorinda’s interview, she says Sonja shines in her new apartment, but when she sees Sonja in the townhouse, she gets a Paranormal Witness feeling. It grabs Sonja’s personality, and she’s manic. Dorinda tells her to take the curtains off until the leak is fixed. She’ll get Sonja a good deal on cleaning them. In her interview, she says everyone has a lot to say about John, but when it comes to dry cleaning, he’s a saint. She asks how Sonja feels there, and Sonja says as soon as she walked back in, it was a weight on her. She can’t wait to get the hell out. Dorinda tells Sonja that she saw an amazing apartment. In her interview, Dorinda says lots of fantastic things happened in her apartment, but there were also a lot of endings. It’s time to start fresh. She tells Sonja she immediately thought, this is her home. It’s on Sutton Place. Dorinda describes it as Londony, but I describe it as very expensive real estate. She says she feels elegant and grown-up, and she can walk to Bergdorf’s and have lunch. They take down the curtains.

Ramona meets her date, Marc. Omg, Marc and Singer. But believe me, he’s no Marc Singer. He slips in that he’s been to Paris as they’re saying hello. In her interview, Ramona says she doesn’t know which way to swipe, and went with a matchmaker she met at a speed dating event. She showed Ramona a photo of Marc, and he’s no red scarf guy. We flash back to red scarf guy, and yep. He’s not even that. She says he is educated, successful, and worldly, so she thought she’d give it a shot. He says he was born in Germany, but where he was conceived is more interesting. They order a bottle of wine, his deciding factor being he likes the soccer team from where the wine is made. He says he lived in Paris for two years, and speaks French and German. Ramona says she only speaks English, and sometimes not too well. In her interview, she lists her requirements. She wants a man who’s been married – Marc says he almost got married eight times – someone who doesn’t have to work from 8 am to 8 pm – he says he works all the time – someone who likes to be social – he loves total isolation – and someone with strong morals – he tells her he thinks it’s unnatural to be monogamous. Ramona says, do what works for you, and he says, judgment will kill you; it’s toxic. In Ramona’s interview, she says, there are a lot of red flags. He babbles about his views on marriage, even though she doesn’t want to hear it. His own statistics show only 10% of marriages work. She’s obviously not thrilled.

Bethenny has invited LuAnn, Barbara, and Dorinda to a lunch in Little Italy, where the attire is to be gangster. In her interview, Bethenny says, whether they punch each other, make love, or end up in a dumpster with duct tape over their mouths, something will happen. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she and LuAnn are on different pages, and there has to be some movement with group to break the tension. Dorinda is wearing athleisure and pink hair. Bethenny had to come from another appointment, and Dorinda thinks she looks like the prosecutor. Bethenny asks if Dorinda is nervous. LuAnn doesn’t really want talk, but they can’t say everything is rainbows and unicorns forever. She doesn’t want the unrest. In Bethenny’s interview, she thinks they both need to be accountable for what they did; cop to something. LuAnn arrives, in normal attire. In her interview, Dorinda wonders what happened to fun LuAnn. Maybe the Countess doesn’t do gangster. LuAnn talks about her new house; it’s midcentury and round. Dorinda explains that houses were designed that way to keep out the devil. The devil can only catch you in a corner. LuAnn says it’s good Feng Shui. In her interview, Bethenny thinks they’re both whack jobs. She doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It’s real estate. Barbara joins them, sporting a fedora. In her interview, she complains about LuAnn not dressing up. Just because she spent time in jail, doesn’t make her gangster.

Dorinda tells LuAnn she knows why they’re here. She loves LuAnn, and hopes they can work it out. She thought they were on a good path. She cares for LuAnn, and even if they can’t be friends, she wants peace. LuAnn wishes Dorinda well too. She doesn’t want to keep it going, and feel uncomfortable. She wants to move forward. Bethenny says, there’s no perfect relationship. Everyone has their own sh*t. Everybody makes mistakes. LuAnn says she’s gone over a lot of the things that happened. We see clips of Dorinda making a jerk of herself in Mexico. Dorinda says she apologized, and LuAnn says they were good until her cabaret show happened. We flash back to Dorinda yelling, Jovani! Dorinda starts to talk, but LuAnn doesn’t want the John story again. Dorinda says she was hurt that John wasn’t invited. Bethenny says Dorinda should just admit she heckled Jovani. Dorinda doesn’t think she did. In her interview, Bethenny says Ramona is the apologizer, but Dorinda is the denier. Dorinda thought they were past it, and they agree to give time. Dorinda says, if it’s meant to be, it will be. If not, everything has an ending. In Barbara’s interview, she says Dorinda can’t say that she’s wrong. She always has a excuse for everything, and is her own worst enemy. Bethenny doesn’t know why she did this. She doesn’t think they’ll ever get deep. LuAnn says it’s a truce. In her interview, Bethenny says she’ll be there with popcorn when they finally duke it out, but right now, they’re just making it nice. They toast to truth. LuAnn says they’ve put their guns down. Dorinda and LuAnn hug. In her interview, LuAnn says, the conversation is over. An apology isn’t going to happen. Just move on. Everyone seems happy. For the moment.

Dorinda welcomes her real estate agent, Laurie. In Dorinda’s interview, she says Laurie is a true New Yorker, and a bit of a broad. She looks like a bit of a broad. Like a tough old babe from the Mad Men era. All she needs is a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. Dorinda says Laurie sold her the apartment in 2001, and has stories that would knock your socks off. She opens champagne, and tells Laurie, it’s time to sell the apartment. She wants a fresh start. She got a new apartment, and doesn’t want this one empty. If she can’t sell it, she’s thinking of renting it out. Maybe in the future, Hannah will have a baby and want to move in. They take a selfie. Why? Who knows.

Sonja waits at a rooftop bar for Tinsley and Dale. She says Dale is her cup of tea. She learns things from Dale that make her a better person; she has good manners. Tinsley and her mom arrive, and Sonja shows them pictures of her daughter’s cum laude certificate. Sonja thinks Tinsley undervalues herself. In Tinsley’s interview, she says one week, Sonja tells her that she has a big ego, and the next week, she undervalues herself. Sonja says all the guys should be chasing Tinsley. Dale says Scott is a great guy, but she’d prefer him as a son-in-law. When she was their age, six months was enough to know. Tinsley says between their separations and breakup issues, they’ve technically only been together a couple of months. Dale says Tinsley isn’t giving it much more time, but Tinsley says she’s happy with him. She doesn’t need a ring, and she’s not getting rid of her boyfriend. Dale says, not another three years. In her interview, Sonja says Tinsley is in her pattern. She meets a guy, becomes co-dependent, and he treats her badly. She hangs around for a couple years, and all she has is empty promises and wasted time. Sonja says she has too many guys. She wants someone serious, with a life and friends of their own, who can take care of her, since she knows how to take care of a man.

Barbara visits Dorinda, who says she wants her apartment redone. She wants to spruce it up. Barbara agrees she needs the floors refurbished. She wants to reface the cabinets as well, but Barbara says she would rip out the whole kitchen. Dorinda says that will cost $100K, and Barbara tells her that she doesn’t know the right contractor. Geez. It’s not that big. I don’t think a small kitchen in a house would cost that much to redo. In her interview, Barbara says she’s taken aback. She expected Dorinda’s place would be more refined. Really? I wouldn’t.

They sit down with some wine, and Dorinda asks Barbara how she thinks lunch went. She says LuAnn was happy they moved past it, but was surprised Dorinda wouldn’t budge on an apology. We see a clip of LuAnn telling Barbara that she was dissatisfied not to hear some sort of ownership. Barbara asks her if she trusts Dorinda like she used to. LuAnn says, no. The relationship ha changed; it’s a different friendship. Dorinda tells Barbara that LuAnn is stuck. She feels sorry for her. She wants to victimize herself, and villainize Dorinda. She’s almost obsessed, and Dorinda thinks she should talk to someone. Are we hearing the same conversations? Barbara asks if Dorinda isn’t happy, and Dorinda says she felt great after the lunch. Barbara says they’re coming from two different perspectives. Dorinda tells Barbara, be careful. It’s looking like she drank the Kool-Aid. Barbara says she’s not like that. In Dorinda’s interview, she thinks Barbara doesn’t want to go forward.

Barbara mentions how Dorinda talked about LuAnn’s lawsuit. Dorinda insists that didn’t happen, but we see it did at a lunch with Sonja. Dorinda says she didn’t wave papers around; it was Sonja. Barbara asks if Dorinda expects her to believe Sonja was waving papers around, but Dorinda insists she did. In the clip, no one is waving papers, but Dorinda is clearly showing Sonja the paperwork on her phone. Barbara says it’s no one’s business, and she would hate someone talking about her ex and children. In her interview, Barbara says Dorinda should have shut the conversation down. She tells Dorinda, it’s not supportive of other women. In Barbara’s interview, she wonders if Dorinda ever takes any blame or responsibility for her own actions. If she’s drinking Kool-Aid, Dorinda is sniffing glue. Dorinda starts winding up, saying she’s been LuAnn’s friend for over thirteen years. She’s been ride or die. She starts to cry, saying she was there when no one else was around. She was there to the point of humiliation. I have no clue what she means there, since the only one who’s humiliated Dorinda is Dorinda. She says there’s only so much she can take; it has to end. Barbara can go if she’s going to aggravate her. She can’t have it. Barbara says, no problem. Dorinda can do the renovation herself. Barbara lets herself out, and Dorinda goes in her bedroom, and slams the door.

Next time, Bethenny feels guilty that her only way off the ride was Dennis dying, a doggy fashion show, and Halloween at Bluestone Manor.

If Loving You Is Wrong

Esperanza gets in the bar fight, jumping on Eddie. Some dudes separate Eddie and the other guy. Eddie says he’s cool. Esperanza leaves, and Eddie buys a round.

Randal looks out his window, sees Tanya, and smirks. For someone private, she has no window coverings. He gets out binoculars, and says, what the hell? I have no idea what she’s doing, but it looks like swirling something around in a jar. He laughs and says, all right. She’s putting on a show; here’s a show. He takes off his clothes, and stands in the window. She looks up, and he says, like what you see? You like that? We see his silhouette from her perspective.

Esperanza arrives home. Stephen is waiting. He’s glad she didn’t drive. He’s going to wait for his car; he just wanted to make sure she got home safe. She says, after the night had with Eddie. He started a barfight. He says she knows how to pick them, and she says she picked him. She asks where’s the girl he left with. Is he talking to strays? He says, not right now, and asks if her daughter is home, and she says, yeah. She left her daughter alone and went out. She’s with her grandmother. He asks to come in, saying, the porch light is on. He wants her. She wants him. He doesn’t want to play games. She tells him goodnight, and he says to stop telling him to go when she wants him to stay. She says she’s been with a lot of losers, and can’t afford another one. He says they’re not dating; what’s the big deal? She says they’re on two different pages. He asks what page she’s on, but she doesn’t know. He says she’s confusing as sh*t. She says she wants him. He says, that makes two of us, and she asks if he wants him too. She invites him in, and he says, on one condition. He leaves when he’s ready. She says, fine, and lets him in.

Duncan and his crew watch and wait in a car across the street. Duncan calls Eddie, and says, she let him in. What does he want them to do? Eddie says, stick to the plan. No traces. Duncan says he’ll cave Steven’s pretty face in. Inside, Esperanza lies on the bed, taking her clothes off. Steven gets into bed with her. The phone rings, but he turns the ringer off.

Randal calls Alex, and tells her go to the window. She’s not doing this right now, but he says he wants to see her when they talk. She goes, and he says she’s beautiful. She asks when he wants to see the baby. He says, now, and she says, he’s asleep. She’d rather it was when the kids were at school. He says, Marcie took the tapes; there’s no proof. Alex doesn’t care. She just wants it to stop. He says he’s divorced now. Soon, she’ll be divorced too, and they can finally be together. He knows she misses him. She repeats, she’s not doing this. She just wants to raise the baby together. He says they need to talk DNA, and she wishes he’d just let it go. Why can’t he drop it? He says maybe he’s sexually frustrated. She can help. She says she’s hanging up, and he says he’ll see her tomorrow. He punches in another number. He leaves a message saying Larry wants to avoid him, but all he wants is to hunt his ass down. He sees Tanya through the window. He says, you all the way gone, and stands in the window. He says, see you soon baby. Doesn’t he work? Don’t any of them work besides the police force? Even Eddie works more than Randal and Brad. Put together.

Ian pulls up outside his new house. He tells Marcie sorry he’s late. She says, it’s been a rough couple of days. She has his key. He says he just has to get furniture. She knows a great store, and has a friend who does interior design work. She can help him. He says he wants her help. He thought she was interested, but she says she’s not interested in anything right now. He says he’s trying to be a friend. Is she sure everything is okay? She doesn’t know if she’s coming or going these days. He asks if the SOB across the street is still bothering her. He’ll get him to leave her alone. She says, if he does that, she’ll take him to dinner – twice. He says he can be persuasive. She asks what else it will cost, and he asks what else she wants to pay. She says her husband cheated on her, but she stayed faithful. He slept with a friend and neighbor, and they had a baby. She fell in love with the same neighbor’s husband, but he didn’t want her. She thinks she’s paid enough got the rest of her life. He says she’s a beautiful woman. She can’t blame him for trying. Geez. No I’m sorry that your life is in the toilet? She says she’s tired. He offers to take her to dinner, but she says, not tonight. He asks if there’s any homeowners association whose rules he needs to follow, and she says, not at all. She drives off.

Lushion and Natalie do the dishes. Natalie says, it was selfish and unfair of Kelly, trying to take her own life. Lushion says she’s going through a lot. Natalie says she’s been through too much. She let a man get the best of her. Lushion says Natalie has never let him forget it. It’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes. She says she’s been there already. She’s more vulnerable with him than she’s ever been. He laughs, and she says it’s a sore subject for her. Joey is in jail (I forgot all about him!), the kids… Lushion says she has him. She says she appreciates him every day. She loves him. They kiss, and she says she hopes Kelly will be all right. She asks if he thinks she can see Kelly, but he says he had to sneak in. He looks outside, and she asks, what’s making that noise out there? He says Ian is moving in some boxes. He’s been ignoring Lushion’s calls. Lushion says he’ll be right back.

Lushion goes out, and calls Ian. Ian looks at the phone, and puts it back in his pocket. Lushion laughs. Ian brings in a box. Lushion waits outside, and when Ian comes back out, he says, so that’s what we’re doing now? Ignoring calls? He saw Ian moving boxes. It’s kind of late. Ian says he works late, and didn’t know Lushion was up. Lushion says maybe Ian didn’t want him to be up. He’s been ignoring Lushion’s calls all day. Ian says he was in court all day, then moving. Lushion says he’s been trying to reach Ian to talk about Kelly. Ian says he can’t help Lushion with that. Lushion says, she tried to commit suicide, and Ian says, no. Lushion says he was the one who cut her down. Ian says she doesn’t seem like the type of person to take her life. Lushion says she was humiliated. Travis took all her money, and she snapped and shot his ass. The one person who owes him favors won’t rep her. He sent a kid, almost his son’s age. He was terrible. Ian is sorry, but he can’t, and Lushion says that’s what makes him good lawyer. He doesn’t care about nothing or nobody. Ian doesn’t get why she tried to kill herself, but Lushion says he does get it. He tells Ian, sleep well, and starts to leave. Ian asks how she is now; it’s important. Lushion says, why? He doesn’t care. Welcome to the neighborhood. He doesn’t have to sneak in. Lushion won’t bother him. He knows where he stands.

Lushion comes back in, saying, some people. Natalie says, what? He says he wanted to get Kelly a good lawyer. Natalie says, an expensive lawyer. Lushion says she tried to take her life, and he didn’t even care. Natalie says, wow; that’s horrible. Natalie knows he has some money and wants to help. She knows how he is, but if he wants to give Kelly money for a lawyer, she’d appreciate him talking to her. She knows it’s not her money, but they have the kids. He understands. She doesn’t mind him helping, as long as he doesn’t hurt them. He tells her, let him handle it. He’s always thinking about them. They go to bed.

Brad knocks on Marcie’s bedroom door, and asks if he can come in with her. She says he can, and he gets in bed with her, putting his arm around her. He says she’s been amazing to him; he means it. She says, as he’s been to her. He’s sorry about the baby. She says, it wasn’t meant to be, and he says they’ll have one. She says, it hasn’t happened yet. She can’t carry. Brad says, maybe it’s not meant to be with Randal. She’s thought about that. She’s divorced now. Brad says he will be too. He’s giving Alex the divorce papers tomorrow. Marcie says, don’t be too sure she’ll sign them. She can make it ugly. He says he doesn’t want to because of the kids. If Alex has any decency, she’ll sign and let him out. Marcie says, she has no income, and Brad says he’ll have to hire a lawyer. As mad as he was at him, Larry is a good lawyer. He should give him call, or Marcie’s boyfriend. Marcie says he’s not her boyfriend. Brad says Ian wants her, and she says, a lot of guys do – except him. He says, that’s not true. If Alex signs, he thinks they should date. She laughs, and he says, if she wants to. She suggests they take it slow. She says, Randal and Alex will not like it, and Brad says, the hell with them. Brad’s phone rings, and he says, speaking of the devil.

Marcie says, don’t answer, but Brad says, she’s called ten times. it could be the kids. Alex says she’s sorry to bother him. Peter has a fever. If it stays the same, she’s going to keep him home tomorrow. She repeats she’s sorry, but he says he doesn’t care. She says the kids want to know when he’s coming home. He says tell them he’ll see them at school. He’ll pick them up and drop them off. She asks about helping them with homework, and he tells her, don’t do this; use the kids to get to him. She says she’s not doing that. She didn’t call to argue. He asks why she’s calling. Is she going to beg him to take her back? She says she doesn’t want that, and he asks if that’s reverse psychology that Randal taught her. She says he’s been drinking; she can tell. He says she makes him drink. She’s a loathsome bitch. She says he’s not speaking to her that way, and he says she deserves it. He’s coming with divorce papers, and she’d better have a damn pen. Didn’t he just say he wanted to talk to a lawyer? Did he just print out something from the internet? Marcie says, yeah, take it slow, and kisses him.

Tanya is unpacking. Randal comes out, and marches over there like Michael Myers from Halloween. He knocks on the door, and says he came to apologize that she saw him coming out of the shower. She says she didn’t. He says the house has been empty for so long, and she repeats that she didn’t see him. He asks if her husband is home, and she says, he’s at work. Randal holds out his hand, and introduces himself. She says they met earlier. She asks if he’s feeling better, and he says he’s fine; her? She wonders why he’s asking, and he says he saw her going to the mailbox, back and forth. She says she’s waiting for a package, and he says the mail comes after six. Wow, and I thought four was bad. He thinks should paint the wall in the living room red, and she sternly says, no. She doesn’t like red. He asks what her favorite color is, and she says blue. He says his bedroom is an off-blue. He asks what she does, and she tells him that she’s a stay-at-home wife mom-to-be. He says he’s a psychologist, and she says, great. He asks if she has anything to drink, and she says she was just unpacking. He says it’s not a good idea if you’re on medication anyway. She asks if he’s on medication, and he says, no; she is. She says she’s not, but he says he saw it on the counter. She says he can see from there, and he says his vision is 20/20. She says it’s for their dog; he’s around here somewhere. Randal says he has a bottle of wine. Throughout the conversation, she keeps fiddling with her shirt. It’s an off-the-shoulder Flashdance deal, and she keeps pulling it up. She says when her husband gets back, she’ll tell him that Randal stopped by. He tells her that she needs a better lock. Pointing to Alex’s house, he says, there’s a whore in the neighborhood who will spread her legs for anyone. The one next to her killed a man, and there were two people murdered in the house on the end. They should lock their doors and windows, hide the wives, hide the kids, hide the husbands. He says she’s seen what his penis looks like, and she thinks he should leave. He says, time to go, but keeps his hand on the door. He tells her that he just wanted to say, welcome to the neighborhood. She closes the door. She calls her husband (I assume), but he doesn’t pick up. She throws the phone, and sinks to the floor. I must say, this storyline is intriguing me.

Rick flirts with the nurse, and gets in to see Kelly. She asks what the hell he wants, and he says to check on her. She says, it’s too late for that, but he disagrees. He asks how she’s doing, and she says, how does it look like she’s doing. He says, dumb question. He apologizes, and she asks if he’s in on this too. Travis’s plan destroy her. He says that’s why he’s saying he’s sorry. He should have taken her more seriously. She says it doesn’t matter now; he’s dead. She wishes she could take that whole night back. One night that she doesn’t really remember. She heard him, and lost herself. Rick says he wouldn’t have stopped coming for her. People like him don’t, until they destroy your life. She says, he won, but Rick says, no, he didn’t. She says she’s up on charges for murdering Ramsay and Travis, but she didn’t kill Ramsay. Travis started messing with her son, and she couldn’t let that happen. He backed her into a corner. Rick says he’ll do all he can to help her. She says, it’s too late, but he says, it’s never too late. She says she’s in for life. Rick says they have to take her to a regular hospital; it’s the rule. She says she’ll be in handcuffs, and he says, one thing at a time. The nurse says, it’s time to go. He tells Kelly that he’ll be back, and the nurse says, not in here.

Larry picks up his private line, saying he got caught up at the office, but it’s Randal. He says he’s been calling all day. Larry says Randal wouldn’t believe what he’s been though. Randal says Larry had him sign a bunch of papers, and slipped the divorce papers in there. Larry says that’s absurd, and Randal asks how the hell it happened. Larry says, maybe he signed them when he was drinking. Randal says he’s coming to Larry’s office, but Larry says he’s leaving. Randal says he’ll come to the house, and Larry says, good idea. He’ll have his wife cook something, and they can catch up. Randal hangs up.

Steven tells Esperanza that he’s going home; his rules. She doesn’t want him to, and he says, all the more reason. He wants be in control, and says he’ll see her tomorrow. He tells her, sleep well, and she says she’d better not find out he’s meeting up with the girl from the bar. He says, what girl? He tells her, lock the door, but she says it will lock behind him.

He comes out, and the dudes from the car surround him. They knock him down, and start beating on him. They drag him toward the car.

Next time, Larry tells Ian his career will be over, Kelly tells Rick there were others, and Natalie hears screaming outside.

🌟 Regarding Star. As much as I love that show – I await Queen Latifah’s hair every week with bated breath – I wasn’t even aware it had started again. And since Tyler Perry hates me right now, and If Loving You Is Wrong is on Wednesdays, I’d be on overload trying to add it. Hopefully, I can catch up with On Demand on the weekends. Pardon me while I brood about this…

🌜 Not Quite…

But if I’m up much later, it will be. I’ll sleep in the next life.

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2019 – Alex Reveals a Memory, Promised Puppygate Rehash, Stealing Lobsters, the Shed Aftermath & What’s Left

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What I Watched Today

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

 

😵 This was a lot. Hopefully it’s coherent.

General Hospital

Jason hugs Sam, and asks why she needed to see him. She says, the Shiloh situation is getting a lot worse.

Kristina goes over a schedule with Shiloh. He thanks her for heading up the beatification project. He’s impressed with her imitative, but can’t say he’s surprised. She tells him that she’s ready to take the next step.

Willow looks at an article about the DOD rally filling Rice Plaza. Chase arrives and says he thanks the school board for spring break. Willow is glad for the time off. Chase says he has the next four days; overtime paid off. He asks how she feels about going away for the weekend.

Alexis sees Julian at the hospital, and asks how Oscar is. He says there was pretty devastating news. He wanted to stay with Kim, but Ava was in bad shape herself. Alexis says, she has a lot to unpack, being engaged to a serial killer. Julian says, she got so obliterated, she showed up on Carly’s doorstep.

Alex says Anna was still a double-agent. She did do horrible things; lies and backstabbing. Alex asks what Finn has heard, and he says as much as Anna told him. Alex says Anna isn’t the bastion of righteousness she pretends to be. Anna says, enough. Tell her what she needs to know, and Alex will get her eyesight back.

Olivia and Lulu visit Carly. Olivia says they were catching up, and heard Sonny was out of town. Lulu knows he was talking to Robert about finding Dante. Olivia asks if Sonny ran after Dante without telling them.

In Ankara, Turkey, Robert meets Dan in an alley. He asks who Dan is, and why he’s talking to him. Dan says Sonny gave him Robert’s number in case he was in trouble. Is he Sonny’s friend? Robert says, the closest thing he’s got to one. What happened?

Sonny lies on the floor of his cell. A guard asks what Dante did, and Dante says he had no other choice.

Willow asks if Chase means go away together, and he says, that’s the idea. His family has a tiny house in Nantucket, where they spent summers. She asks if his family isn’t in California, and he says they are. The house is sitting there empty, and he thought they could make a weekend of it. No pressure if it’s too soon. Willow says she’d like that. She’s never been there, and it sounds fun. He says he’ll set it up. They can leave Thursday morning. Willow says she’ll get the first round, and goes to the bar. Michael approaches Chase, asking if he has a second. He wants to pick Chase’s brain about DOD.

Sam tells Jason that she was meeting her mom and sisters at Charlie’s. She and Molly got there first, and overheard Kristina telling Valerie that her negativity was influencing Kristina’s life, and she couldn’t be part of it. Valerie is basically Kristina’s only friend who’s not part of DOD. Jason asks if Sam talked to her, but Sam says, no way. She confronted Shiloh instead.

Shiloh tells Kristina, removing negative influences is a painful process. Kristina says it’s necessary, and he thinks she’s ready to join his trusted core group. They make the decisions for the house. They listen to all voices, but with a group that big, someone needs to make decisions. Kristina asks if a separate group is calling the shots. He says there’s a reason it’s kept secret. They don’t want to elicit negativity through jealousy; counterproductive to everyone. Kristina asks who else is a part of it, and he says when she’s initiated, she’ll see why it needs to be private. She asks if she needs money to join, and he says it’s only fitting that a trust offering is given.

Carly says she’s not keeping Lulu and Olivia out of the loop. There’s nothing to tell. Sonny left for Turkey, and there’s been no contact. Olivia wonders if Sonny discovered something, or if something could have happened. Carly is worried too. Olivia asks if they’re annoying her, but Carly says she needs coffee. She’s trying to be healthy. Olivia remembers the last time Carly gave up coffee when she was pregnant. Olivia says, oh my God. Is she pregnant? Lulu says, that’s ridiculous. She’s not… oh, she is.

the guard goes into Sonny’s cell, and starts to turn Sonny over. Sonny grabs him, and Dante knocks him out. Sonny tells Dante, nice work, and Dante says him too.

Alex thinks Anna is enjoying it. Maybe Anna should leave her the way she is. Making a deal will ruin it for her. Anna asks if Alex thinks she’s forgotten how terrifying it was to be blind. She’s love to help Alex, no strings attached, like sisters, but they don’t trust each other. They made a bargain, and agreed. Now it’s Alex’s turn. Alex asks fi she’s sure, and says, Boris Makala.

Carly says she’d appreciate it if Lulu and Olivia keep it to themselves. Olivia asks if Sonny knows, and Carly says he was with her for the sonogram, and the doctor telling her no stress three times. Lulu says she’s not exactly doing that, but Carly says she had a checkup, and everything is fine. It should give Sonny incentive to get out.

Dan tells Robert that Sonny went into the compound, but never came out. Robert says, good. That means he was just captured. Dan says they need to save him before it’s too late.

Sonny not out long get out while can any idea get through gate he does

Alexis says Ava showed up at Sonny’s drunk? That’s leverage for a custody fight on a silver platter. Julian says she was in a real spiral. Alexis tells him, whatever differences she and Ava have, no one deserves what she or Lulu went through. Julian says Ryan got Ava to agree to being with him, and killed Kiki. She gave her heart to a guy who doesn’t exist. He can’t imagine being deceived like that. Alexis can.

Shiloh tells Kristina to trust him. It’s a customary trust offering; a bond. An unwavering bond between family members. A secret she’s never told anyone. Kristina says the courses are about working through that. Shiloh says everyone has secrets, no matter how high they are; something that holds them back. It’s an important tenet. Tell the whole truth, no matter the consequences. Something so important, it would change the way people see you. Like giving someone the key to your house; it’s the ultimate sign of trust. If she’s not ready, it’s okay. No judgement. Kristina says she’s ready. She’ll do it.

Chase tells Michael that all he knows is DOD is a charity organization that had a rally. Michael asks if he’s heard anything questionable, but Chase says the only things the PCPD has dealt with are permits or food drives. He’s only heard good things. Why is Michael asking? Michael says his sister Kristina is getting more involved. She’s living in the house. Service seems like a good fit, and they’re doing good work, but she gets defensive and hostile if anyone questions DOD or their objective. No one can say a word against their leader. Kristina worships Shiloh. Willow drops the glasses she’s holding.

Finn asks who’s Boris. Anna says he was a scientist who she was supposed to take to the border. She was to take him over the jet point, but she led him into an ambush. Or she thought she did. Alex says he was a courageous old man. He realized his talents had been used for the wrong purposes, and he wanted to do good, but it cost him. They had to make a train; it was an endless journey. As they were nearing Berlin, Boris started getting excited, looking forward to conferring with Western scientists. Two gunmen were waiting, and she froze. She should have pulled her gun first and fired, but she didn’t. They shot him and ran away. Anna says, that was her? Alex says, yes. Anna sits down, and Alex says she tried administer first aid, but it was too late; he was gone. Afterward, she couldn’t sleep, and told herself he didn’t have time to be afraid. She wipes away a tear. She says it has helped over the years, knowing Anna was shouldering the pain with her, but it was never hers to shoulder. It was all Alex’s.

Sam tells Jason that she went straight to the DOD house after dinner. He says he got to Charlie’s after she left; he was meeting Michael, and Kristina and Molly had a huge fight about DOD. Molly said it was a cult, and Kristina should get out. Kristina said she didn’t need Molly anymore, and stormed out. Sam says, it doesn’t make sense. They’re sisters. There’s no way Kristina would cut Molly out of her life. completely. Jason says, until now. Whatever mind games Shiloh is playing with her sister is working, Jason asks if Sam got anything new out of him, but she says she didn’t get too much about Kristina before he turned it around on her. He said she concerned because of her fear of commitment, and he has classes she could take to help with her issues. He’s turned his pitch into an artform. Jason says Kristina is convinced. Sam says he’s charismatic. If he has her cutting ties with her family, there’s no telling what else he can get her to do.

Shiloh tells Kristina that members can’t be initiated until they earn trust. A trust offering, in her own words. He sounds like he’s asking for a book report. What’s her darkest secret; something she’s never told anyone? Kristina says she told them about falling in love with Parker, but she wasn’t honest about the beginning. The truth is, she sensed the attraction, and exploited it to get a better grade. She blackmailed Parker. Shiloh gets that it’s painful, but she’s shared that with other members in the past. Dig deeper.

Willow says she’s so clumsy, and Chase tells her to sit. He asks if she’s okay, and she tells him that she just tripped over her own feet. She didn’t even have a drink yet. Michael says he’ll get the drinks, and apologizes for interfering with the date. Willow asks Chase if everything is okay; he looked intense with Michael. He says Michael’s sister is involved with DOD. Michael comes back, and Chase says he’ll run a check on the group and Shiloh. He doesn’t know if it’s a pyramid scheme. Willow adds, or something much worse. Chase asks if she knows anything about the group. She says they’re a big presence in Beechers Corners. It’s tight knit. Michael say they cut people out who dare to ask questions. Willow says they have to get her out. Michael is level-headed. If he suspects there’s a reason to be concerned, he should do everything in his power to make sure his sister is okay.

Olivia tells Carly to have some water; she’s got to stay hydrated. Carly wishes there was someone who would know if Sonny is okay. Lulu says, maybe Robert. She doesn’t have his number, but can get it from someone. Olivia says she has it. They’re surprised, and she says she helped find Anna a few years ago. They text once in a while. Who knew?

Robert says he and Dan aren’t doing anything; he’s a kid. He’ll call his people, and they’ll handle it. Dan says he’s fifteen. Robert’s phone rings. It’s Olivia, and he says it’s been a while. She says she’s there with Carly and Lulu. They know he’s helping Sonny track where Dante is, and Carly hasn’t heard from Sonny in days. She’s concerned. Robert says he’s there, and he’ll bring them both home. He knows where Sonny is. Olivia asks if Sonny is in trouble, and Robert says he has to go, but promises to contact them. He looks around, and Dan is gone.

Sonny is now dressed as a guard. The hear Raj say someone should be grateful. He only cut off one finger. He sees them, and asks where Dante thinks he’s going, and what was all that noise. Dante says his father tried to escape, and he had to take him out. Raj can’t imagine it was easy, but Dante did the right thing. Dante says, killing is the better option, and Raj says he was right to take him in. Do what he needs to, and Raj will take care of body. A guard drags Dan into the room, saying the kid was lurking around, and had stolen his wallet. What should they do with him? Sonny sees Dan.

Julian says Alexis is putting him on the same level as Ryan? Wow. Alexis says maybe she was talking about her and Ryan. She had a session with Doc, and it was actually Ryan. Julian says he totally forgot. He hopes she wasn’t hurt, but Alexis says it was nothing compared to Ava. Part of Julian hopes he survived the Falls. Then he could… Alexis says, what? Kill him himself?

Alex tells Anna, it’s no one’s fault. She didn’t betray Boris or do anything wrong. It killed her to think she could have saved him. She’s shocked Anna didn’t realize it was an implanted memory. She never freezes up. She never indulged in a second of panic. Alex panics and freezes when it counts. Anna wonders why she doesn’t feel better. She’s relieved it wasn’t her that froze, but she carried so much shame about it all these years. She can still see his face and hear his voice. She remembers knowing it happened. Alex says it doesn’t make it less real for her; she knows.

Kristina tells Shiloh that she tried to blackmail the first woman she was in love with; it’s mortifying. He says it needs to be a secret no one ever heard. Michael knocks at the door, and Shiloh says she’ll figure it out. Michael comes in, and Shiloh introduces himself. Kristina asks what Michael is doing there, and he says he heard it got weird at Charlie’s. Kristina says Molly was out of line. Usually it’s her. Michael suggests they go for a walk, but Kristina says anything he has to say to her, he can say in front of Shiloh. She trusts him.

Jason tells Sam if Kristina is cutting ties with her family, it’s time to take her out of the situation. Sam asks what he means. Where to? Sonny’s island? Jason says it will at least give her some distance. Sam says Kristina will only dig in deeper if they intervene, and she’ll think they’re the bad guys. She has to figure out Shiloh is a fraud on her own. Jason says, DOD can’t exist without Shiloh. If he disappeared, problem solved.

Raj asks if the guard thinks he cares about a street brat. Sonny tells Dante that he knows that kid. He helped Sonny. The guard says he could be an informer, and Raj says, eliminate him. Dan says he didn’t do anything. Sonny shoots, and Raj is like, what?

Shiloh tells Kristina, take a walk. It’s important to clear up any weirdness that happened. they walk out, but are barely past the doorway, when Kristina says, far enough. They’re near a window, and Shiloh listens from inside. Kristina tells Michael, don’t judge what you don’t understand. He says he’s not there to fight or judge. He’s annoyed that he gave her aid for classes he thought were academic. She didn’t realize the loan was conditional on him approving what she did with the money. He says he’s just worried. She’s moved in, and she’s spending all her time with these people. Kristina says, they’re helping the community, not selling crack. Michael says she never talked like that before. Kristina says she’s her own person, but he says she’s using someone else’s words. She’s immersing herself 24/7. He’s been asking around, and Willow thinks he has a right to be concerned.

Chase says Willow had a strong reaction. Does she know something. She says she knows a group of impressionable women with a male mentor sets off alarm bells. Finn approaches the table, and Willow asks if he’d like to join them. He says he came to get some food, but was just saying hello. Willow steps away to reply to a parent’s email, so she can be totally free for the weekend. Finn sits, and Chase says he and Willow are going to their dad’s place in Nantucket. Finn is glad someone is getting use out of it. He says it looks like Chase and Willow have gotten closer.

Willow looks at the DOD article again.

Sam tells Jason if Shiloh is eliminated to break the hold on Kristina, she’ll blame herself for his death. She’s already fragile, and can’t handle it. Sam needs to stay in longer. Jason says Sonny is gone; he’s looking for Dante. But when he hears about Kristina, he won’t let this continue.

Alexis sees Julian is trying to change, and he’s doing well. He’s being a dependable person for Kim and Oscar. She says, with her, the first few months were great, until he went down rabbit hole and destroyed what they had. She doesn’t want him to do again. She wants him to be happy. He has a chance, if only he can keep his impulses at bay.

At Raj’s compound, tables are turned over as shields, and there’s a gunfight. Raj takes off, and Dante follows. Outside, he tells Raj, drop his weapon. Raj doesn’t, and Dante shoots him.

Jason says everything Sam is saying makes sense, but he doesn’t think Sonny will see it the same way. They need to make progress before he gets home. Sam says the only way to get out Kristina out is for Sam to get in too. She has to join Shiloh’s cult.

Kristina asks Michael, who’s Willow. He says they met at the MetroCourt. She asks where Willow gets off judging them. Michael says a lot of people find the place weird. He loves her, and he’s concerned. She says she doesn’t need his concern; she needs his support. He asks if she’ll cut him out of her life, like she did Valerie and Molly. Kristina says this is her home. They’re her family. He says he’ll always be there if she needs him, and hugs her. Kristina comes back in, and tells Shiloh, family is the worst. Why can’t they see her point-of-view? Shiloh says she didn’t let the negative affect her. She stood her ground, respectfully. Kristina says Michael should listen, not her, and who cares what Willow thinks?

Chase says Finn is going overboard with the big brother thing. Finn says Chase wanted a relationship. Busting Chase’s chops about his love life comes with the territory. Chase says, just don’t call Willow a school marm again. Finn says he was just teasing. It’s nice that Chase found someone to be serious with. Chase says they’re taking things slow. They have all the time in world.

Willow makes a phone call. She knows it’s short notice, but needs to break her lease immediately.

Alexis doesn’t know why she tries to help Julian. He says when she goes out of her way, he feels like he doesn’t deserve it, but appreciates it. Alexis says they’ll always be connected, whether they like it or not. Julian likes it. He’s glad they’re in a place where she has his back. He’ll always have hers. She flashes back to her dream, and says, of course. He says he’ll see her around.

Olivia doesn’t mean to pry, and tells Carly, feel free to tell her to shut up. Carly says she was surprised. She should have been taking birth control, but wasn’t, and got knocked up. Olivia says she’s in good company. That’s what happened with Dante and Leo. She spent her pregnancy terrified and nervous that the worst would happen, but it worked out better than she could have imagined. It will happen for Carly too. Sonny will bring Dante home, and it will work out better than she imagines.

Dante returns, and Sonny asks if he’s okay. He says, Raj is dead. He wanted to bring him in, but had no choice. Sonny says, sounds like justice. Dante says, what they already have on the organization is probably enough to take the whole thing down. Sonny says Dan put a target on his back. Dante says they have to get out of there. Robert comes running in with some guys, and says, street as ever. Looks like a good time.

Tomorrow, Laura tells Ava to stop thinking about it, Willow tells Valentin that he got his wish, and Alex says she’s entitled to a phone call.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kyle visits Mauricio at his office, but he only has fifteen minutes for lunch. She feels better now that they dropped Sofia off. In her interview, she says when comes to the kids, they’re extra. We flash back to everyone weeping over Sofia going away to school. Kyle says she’s going to be worried 24/7, but getting an education like this a important. She hasn’t heard if American Woman has been picked up, and wants another season. In Kyle’s interview, she says it’s been a point of contention with her sisters, but the idea of keeping her mom’s memory alive if the best part about it. We flash back to the reunion, and Kyle talking about the thief who even took things with sentimental value. She says she has a lot riding on this. She asks Mauricio why he has four bottles of tequila in his office.

Dorit gets ready for a JMG magazine photoshoot, and puts on a pink bikini. Erika joins her, bringing heels to go with the suits. In Dorit’s interview, she says she didn’t realize how much she missed working and having her own business. Now that she’s back in it, she sees Beverly Beach as another baby. Being featured on the cover makes her feel like a proud mama. Dorit says Erika takes sexy to a new level. I don’t know about that – it’s not like it’s something we haven’t seen before. Dorit says if she’s looking to push boundaries, having Erika on set is a must. Erika gives posing tips, saying they’re selling ass, not cookies. In her interview, Erika says confidence is the most important thing, but they’re still selling a product. Boobs and butts are the most persuasive tools. Erika approves, saying, it looks good.

Ponies! Denise brings daughters Lola and Eloise to Villa Rosa. As a kid, I would have gone out of my mind at LVP’s house. Actually, I’d go out of my mind now. Denise says it’s white everything, which never happens at her house. She asks where LVP bought the swans, and LVP tells her, the swan shop. In Denise’s interview, she says she knows the ladies are upset with LVP, but she’s been lovely and compassionate, so Denise is making her own judgement about how LVP is as a person. I like Denise more with every episode. The ponies run around with a few of the dogs. Fluffy! Since he’s getting too much underfoot, LVP grabs Fluffy, and gives him to Denise, who just automatically carries him, as I would. The ponies are getting a little crazy, and LVP says, biscuits are the solution. The universal language of all animals – food. LVP calls them naughty. Denise asks if Eloise loves the way LVP talks, and she says, no. Typical kid. In her interview, Denise says people ask what it’s like having a kid who’s not talking, but it’s all she knows with Eloise, who is an angel. LVP and Denise talk dogs, and we find out Denise has one who’s twenty-two. She’s had him for four years. In LVP’s interview, she says Denise is warmhearted, and they have a lot in common. LVP isn’t a wild thing, but can be if you ask nice. She tells Denise it wasn’t great in the Bahamas, but she enjoyed their time talking. She tells Denise that she’s glad they’re going out with Kyle. Denise says they can have a grown-up talk. Is that possible with any of the Housewives?

Dorit tells Erika about LVP showing her the texts between Teddi and John Blizzard. Teddi said to have the dog at the center when they visited, and she would bring it up. Erika says, whoa, and Dorit adds Teddi texted before she got there, and asked if the dog was there. In her interview, Erika says she’s finding out different facts than Teddi told her in the chapel. What’s really going on? Dorit still feels the same way about LVP; she took no responsibility. We flash back to LVP saying she had nothing to do with it. Dorit says two friends were setting her up to hurt her, and Erika wonders, what’s the end game? She tells Dorit, don’t trust anyone. Dorit says she needs to trust someone, and Erika says, trust yourself.

LisaR joins Camille in checking out the venue for Camille’s 50th birthday. In her interview, LisaR explains that 50 in Hollywood is old. You’re washed up; over. You have to figure out your doctors and potions; it’s like a science project. She’s still continuing to figure out what works for her – that’s the key. They go to the Trocadero, where owner Chris meets them and Camille’s friend Kimber. Chris shows them the drink menu, and they talk about nibbles. Camille thought appetizers, and Kimber thinks they should be passed around all night if people are drinking. Camille says it starts at seven, and LisaR asks what the dress vibe is. Camille says, fabulous at fifty. In Camille’s interview, she says she made it to fifty years through cancer, a horrible divorce – we flash back to Kelsey being embarrassing. She says she’s getting married soon, and can’t wait to start anew. She tells LisaR that she’s overwhelmed. She’s inviting all the girls. She knows sh*t happened in the Bahamas. LisaR says it’s something that has gone on a long time; it’s a pattern. It happened to both of them. Camille says she’s experienced the wrath of Vanderpump; it’s character assassination. In her interview, Camille says LVP wanted her to bring up Taylor being abused by Russell. We flash back to that. Camille says LVP has a habit of keeping her hands clean, and have other people do her dirty work. LVP told her what to say, then threw her under the bus. On the plus side for LVP, Camille feels badly that she’s going through a tough time. In her defense, Dorit seems to be a bit of a phony. It makes her neck hairs stand up. In LisaR’s interview, she says, wishy washy. Camille says they were getting along fine in the Bahamas. We see a clip of Camille saying she wants to move forward. She wonders if Dorit really wanted a dog or to get close to LVP. She knows being catty LisaR loves it

Eloise digs for rocks at the beach. Denise and Aaron sit outside having a drink. They toast to putting a wedding together in less than a week. In her interview, Denise says she doesn’t care if people think she’s crazy. She learned early on to have thick skin. They thought she was crazy to marry Charlie, and she doesn’t give a flying. She tells Aaron the venue doesn’t have tables, chairs, or toilets. They discuss porta-potties. Aaron says they don’t need to be fancy, but Denise would like to wear more than ripped jeans and a T-shirt. In her interview, she says they’re locked in. No matter what, a wedding is happening. She tells Aaron that she thinks they’re crazy, but it’s a good crazy.

Teddi goes for a walk with her therapist Val. She says she’s a bit of a mess. Val says it’s okay. Teddi says she’s in physical pain from the anxiety over what’s happening. In her interview, Teddi likes that Val comes to her. She knows where Teddi will be the most open. They sit at a picnic table in the park. Teddi tells Val that LVP wanted her to tell everyone a crazy story about how Dorit’s dog ended up in a shelter, and Teddi wanted to call LVP on how she was using her to do it. She can’t say how many phone conversations happened where she was on hold while it was orchestrated. She says it’s messy, and she was involved in it. She’s owning it 100%. Then when the dog thing came up in the Bahamas, she told Dorit. She didn’t want to go into the whole thing, since she wanted to protect Dorit. Val asks what her motivation was in holding back, and Teddi says the original story was bad, and it wasn’t true. It was an inflated version. Not only was she told the dog went to a kill shelter, but that Dorit locked the dog in the basement, and hadn’t seen the light of day in months. LVP said she didn’t understand, and that she and John weren’t close, but he runs the events and works in her office. Why this should necessarily make them close, I have no idea. In Teddi’s interview, she says LVP can deny wanting her to know, but she has the texts. She tells Val that one of them joked about Teddi wanting the dog, and a week later LVP made the same joke. She tries to turn it around, and won’t admit what she’s done. Val says Teddi is out of control, and she doesn’t like it. Teddi says she doesn’t like being an adult, and cry about being betrayed. Why can’t she let it roll off? Why can’t she be perfect? Ugh. I ask, why is she so annoying? Val tells her not to do that to herself. It’s okay to have loose ends that aren’t tied up. Teddi says she was hyped up, but feels more relaxed. That’s why she pays Val the big bucks.

LVP meets Kyle for dinner. Kyle asks, what’s new? In Kyle’s interview, she knows things are unresolved with Teddi and Dorit. We flash back to LVP showing Dorit and Kyle the text messages. She’s trying to keep her relationship with LVP separate from what’s going on. She tells LVP that American Woman hasn’t been picked up, and she got teary eyed about it. LVP says she should be proud. In her interview, Kyle says she’s disappointed, but maybe another door will open, and her sisters will see. She tells LVP that Denise is getting married on Saturday, but Mauricio has a 7th anniversary party for his company. LVP wonders why Denise is getting married so quickly. Kyle says Aaron’s divorce was finalized last week. Denise and Aaron join them.

LVP asks Denise if it was instant attraction. Denise says she just wanted sex; he has a big penis. In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s not sure what they were partaking in on their way over, but the party has already started. In LVP’s interview, she says now she understands why Denise needs to get married. She tells Denise to never tell other women about that. Denise says she never took a ruler to it, but she’s seen a few penises in her life, and he has the biggest. They order food.

Aaron explains he works in energy medicine. Denise sits there laughing her head off. In her interview, LVP says, they’re having a grand old time. What’s going on? They joke around, and Kyle asks if Denise has last minute wedding jitters. In her interview, Kyle says if she had a dollar for every time Denise said penis, the dinner would be paid for. Outside, LVP and Kyle are dying laughing. LVP says e if Denise is marrying Aaron or his penis. She says everyone is queuing up for an appointment, including her.

Everyone arrives for Camille’s party, including her daughter Mason. In her interview, LisaR says, Camille is clearly not too down on Dorit. Flip floppers are confusing. Camille says she had fun in the Bahamas. Erika says she could have stayed in the water all day. Camille is sorry it ended so abruptly. Erika prompts Dorit to say something to Teddi, but Dorit sidles away. Teddi says she’s anxious. Dorit says she had lunch with LVP, who pulled out texts that highlighted Teddi telling John to have the dog there. Teddi nods, and says she was involved, but none of it would have happened if LVP wasn’t giving constant orders to tell her. They all go outside, and Teddi says she wants to move on, and repeats it wouldn’t have happened without LVP’s orders. Dorit says LVP claimed it was entirely John and Teddi. Teddi says LVP knew about her and Dorit’s past relationship, and said she was in on the scheme. Erika says Teddi is being honest. Teddi says she knew she was being set up when she saw that LVP was acting beyond, telling them don’t dare say anything. It was bad acting. LVP set her up, and is pretending her hands are clean, then she can be a hero to Dorit. LVP and Kyle pull up. Teddi says she was set up and took the bait, but couldn’t go through with it. She didn’t tell anyone, but said a friend betrayed Dorit. Kyle tells LVP, it doesn’t look very inviting. I guess not, since everyone is glaring at them.

I dunno, is it me? Of course I think LVP can do no wrong, but they all stir the sh*t at one point or another. However, I fail to see how Teddi is being honest, when she only cops to something when she gets caught. Her story also keeps changing, and I wonder if I’m the only one noticing. I have no doubt LVP was pissed about the dog situation, but I think Dorit tried to get around her, since it was the second dog she rejected. I believe she thought Lucy was going to a good home and effed up, but she should have taken it on the chin, admitted she was wrong instead of making excuses, apologized, and paid the $5K per the contract. As for Teddi, I think this chick is full of it. She doesn’t want to be perfect, she wants to look perfect. I can think of a million other ways she could have handled this, starting with not getting involved in the first place. She also keeps claiming she left things out to protect Dorit. From what? And if so, that certainly backfired. Maybe her parents should have named her Babydoll, since she’s the biggest baby on the show.

Dorit doesn’t want go inside. In her interview, Kyle says normally, she’d get the typical kiss. Something is going down, so she’s just going to mosey on by. She and LVP tell Camille, happy birthday. Kyle says, it looks like intense, situation outside. In Camille’s interview, she says they’re supposed to be celebrating her being on the planet for fifty years. Stop fighting. Teddi says when she first joined the group, and was struggling, LVP would call her being supportive, and she got sold. Erika says she feels set up, and took the bait, but she’s accepting responsibility. I’ll say it again – only because she got caught. Otherwise, she would have said something to Erika in the chapel, and she certainly left a lot out. In her interview, Erika says Teddi omitted something, but she’s taking accountability. Dorit says Teddi is owning her part. In Dorit’s interview, she says Teddi got caught in a lie, but she’s taking ownership. She wishes LVP would admit part, and they could put it behind them. She’s got to own up. Teddi is sorry, and Dorit trusts her.

GIggy! LisaR notes that all of them are wearing black. Erika says they’re not in mourning for anything, but might be burying a few friendships. Teddi says she left out things to protect Dorit. I roll my eyes so hard, my sister feels it. Denise tells Aaron, something is going on, and tells the ladies that they need to come in. Kyle has joined them, and says she and LVP were talking about what happened. LVP has followed her, and says she wants to move on. It’s clear to her, that Teddi is guilty by omission, and told John to bring the dog. She was shocked. In her interview, she says if Teddi had owned in the Bahamas, they could have had an honest conversation. We flash back to Teddi saying she’s never lied. Teddi says LVP was on the phone with John Sessa on the other line. LVP says she didn’t know who was involved, and Teddi asks how she knew to text Dorit. In her interview, Kyle says it’s clear LVP wanted John to give the information to Teddi, then texted Dorit. In LisaR’s interview, she says LVP wanted to start sh*t between Teddi and Dorit. All roads lead to LVP. Teddi says John has been working for LVP a long time. In her interview, she says LVP is full of sh*t. She was discussing how John could relay the information to her and Kyle. She whips out more texts showing that LVP and Pandora were talking with John. Teddi suggests they just co-exist. She’s not going to change LVP, and she won’t admit her part. Teddi says she has no guilt about it, and feels betrayed. LVP says she feels betrayed too. Teddi asks, why? Because she wouldn’t carry out LVP’s plan. In Dorit’s interview, she says it’s no longer about the dog. She’s friends with LVP, and LVP plotted behind her back. Friends don’t do that. LVP leaves the group, and Teddi says, she’s mad now. Dorit says, the truth will always set you free. Correct, but that means the truth about yourself.

Giggy! The birthday cake comes out. It’s big, but not massive. Camille blows out the candles. She thanks David for bringing her joy, and thanks her family and friends for being there. They’ve been on this journey with her; the highs and lows. They believe in love, which includes respect. In LVP’s interview, she says Teddi is someone she won’t love or respect again. In Teddi’s interview, she says there’s only one way to take someone lying to hurt someone else. Bye. Kyle says tequila can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. She tells everyone that she’s bombed, and starts dancing, wiggling her ass in their faces. LisaR slaps it, and Kyle does the splits.

Camille starts telling people goodbye. Kyle kicks her legs out of the car. LVP gets her inside, and says Kyle’s vagina is on the floor. Kyle says her vagina is cute, and throws her legs in the air to prove it.

PK asks Dorit, what happened? Dorit says Teddi owned up to her ugliness in the texts. PK asks if LVP is still denying her part, and Dorit says, vehemently. In the car, LVP says she and Teddi have agreed to co-exist. Kyle says, it’s better than nothing, and LVP says, you should be so lucky, bitch. PK tells Dorit that LVP is not herself at the moment, and thinks she should be given elasticity. In her interview, Dorit gets that hurting people hurt people, but how much does she have to take? She has to find a way numb herself to the idea that LVP played a part in it to be okay.

Next time, Denise’s wedding happens, the bride is late, and Dorit tells PK it’s another layer of betrayal.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Meanwhile, back at the clambake, Sonja comes in with Ramona and Tinsley. Barbara wasn’t expecting Ramona, then she saw the eyes. Bethenny says she told LuAnn she’d show up. She probably has a tote bag for clams. In her interview, Ramona says she and Barbara met about ten years ago, but Barbara’s not her type of girl. She’s masculine (yes, she said that), and rough around the edges. Ramona gives Barbara the wine, along with a pie and some cookies. In Barbara’s interview, she thinks Ramona is trying to kiss her ass. Sonja says the house is beautiful. She was going to bring her dog, but he’s home with Dorinda. Barbara says she’s sorry Dorinda isn’t there.

Tinsley and Sonja say hi to Bethenny and LuAnn. In her interview, Tinsley says it’s the first time she’s seeing Bethenny since Dennis died. She’s sure it’s torture. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Dennis proposed in April. She said she loved him, but they had to talk about conditions and terms. It was complicated, and not what a natural engagement should be. Their engagement was on ice. LuAnn lu wants talk to ra not the place int making up lies all summer now doesn’t want talk

Ramona tells Barbara and Sonja that she just left the fire. Sonja tells her not to trigger LuAnn. LuAnn tells Bethenny that Ramona is reporting to Barbara. Barbara suggests they be kind. In her interview, Barbara says she wasn’t expecting Ramona, but she’s there, so she’s not going to not be nice. Ramona says it’s a beautiful food presentation. Barbara suggests they bring food back for Dorinda. She tells Ramona that she can’t do an intervention for someone, then upset them by inviting someone in who they feel uncomfortable around. Ramona thought there would be more people, and LuAnn and Dorinda might connect organically. Barbara says she just wanted Dorinda to pick up the phone, and ask how LuAnn was doing. Ramona asks how she knows it would be okay with LuAnn? And Barbara says she’d asked her. Ramona says LuAnn dissed Dorinda constantly, and Barbara asks, then why does she want to be around her? Ramona says Dorinda loves LuAnn. Barbara says, then Dorinda should call her. Ramona says she has resentment, and Barbara suggests she lose it, but Ramona says, why can’t LuAnn? In Barbara’s interview, she says this is the exact reason why she wanted Dorinda to call LuAnn. She didn’t want to deal with Ramona at the clambake. Barbara says Ramona has been spreading lies about LuAnn, but Ramona insists that’s not the case.

Barbara says Ramona claimed LuAnn got kicked out of Chris Burgess’s party. We flash back to the Reunion when Ramona let a bunch of stuff fly about LuAnn, who wasn’t there to defend herself. Barbara says she was physically with LuAnn, and they left together. Deflecting, Ramona says LuAnn was asked to leave the Beacon, and had to be escorted out. Barbara doesn’t know anything about that, but she’s telling Ramona about party, and wants to get that settled. Ramona says when you have an addiction, the first thing is to admit it. Before Barbara helped her, LuAnn didn’t admit she had a problem. I’m not sure what her point is here. Barbara is like, so what? In her interview, Sonja says now Ramona is worried about LuAnn’s recovery, and pretending concern? She just want to gossip about LuAnn getting drunk.

Bethenny tells the ladies about reaching out to a guy who’s interested in her. She was pushing him aside, but he asked her out to dinner. She explained that she’s fragile, but likes to fill her time, so they’re having dinner. In Bethenny’s interview, she says she wants to think about dating, but it’s hard to be crying on a date. Rule number one is don’t talk about your exes, but what about dead fiancés? Tinsley says he could get snatched up by someone else. Bethenny says, how Southern of her, and Tinsley says it’s her mother talking.

Sonja says Bethenny lost her fiancé, and encourages Ramona to say something. Ramona tells Sonja that she said she was sorry in a text. Ramona says she has too much tension. LuAnn is like a Pitbull. She doesn’t need Bethenny attacking her too. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s tried with Bethenny, but whenever she does one little thing wrong, it’s like she committed a murder. She says she’s not saying anything to Bethenny. Sonja says they hate to eat and run. Barbara says they’re not going anywhere, and Sonja says they’re getting to-go bags. She holds out her skirt like an apron, and says, fill it up.

Bethenny asks Tinsley how it is at the blond house, and says, come to the dark side. Tinsley says it’s fun, and Bethenny says, blonds stick together. Tinsley says she was born blonde, but her hair became very dark. They joke about down there. Ramona sees LuAnn in the food line, but ignores her. Sonja babbles, telling Tinsley she’s taking food to Dorinda. Tinsley feels it’s rude. In her interview, Tinsley only feels comfortable asking for a doggy bag when it’s for her dog. She doesn’t think they should take food away when they’ve only been there thirty minutes. LuAnn says Barbara counted them in for dinner. Tinsley says, Dorinda is by herself, and LuAnn says, she needs to be, so she can think. Tinsley says it’s harder and more complex than it needs to be. Sonja can’t believe LuAnn is being so snarky about the food. Sonja is not leaving the lobsters. That’s who she is. Bethenny says, lobsters are not leaving this house. LuAnn asks Ramona if she didn’t accept the invitation, but Ramona says they already spoke to the host, and she understands. In Ramona’s interview, she says LuAnn disinvited Dorinda, and now she wants to start a fight with her. Who made her God? Bethenny tells Tinsley, come over to the dark side anytime.

On the way out the door, Ramona suddenly decides she doesn’t want to take the food. Sonja says she’s taking it. Ramona agrees with Dorinda and Barbara, but Sonja says she agrees with LuAnn. Ramona says, not her. Outside, Bethenny says it’s like they’re from another planet. Can I have a lobster? LuAnn has never seen anything like it. In her interview, Bethenny asks, who leaves with multiple lobsters? Take an end table while you’re at it. LuAnn gets on a swan floatie, and Bethenny gets on another one. Barbara wades not the pool, and says she’ll save them Bethenny gets totally in the water. LuAnn says they took a swan dive.

Sonja says they can tell Dorinda the whole scoop, while she’s taking the lobster. Dorinda says they weren’t away that long. She thought she’d get more sleep. In her interview, she admits she thought she was going to watch Law and Order. They came back too quick. She had spaghetti, and was taking a nap with the dogs, and then they were back. She asks how it was. Tinsley says Barbara is nice, and Dorinda wonders if they asked why she wasn’t there. Sonja says they knew, but Dorinda still thinks it’s odd. Tinsley says LuAnn had an issue with Ramona. Sonja says Ramona was saying she passed out in someone’s lap. Ramona says everyone knew she was drinking before she went to rehab again. Tinsley and Sonja chow down on the food. That was not a doggy bag. It was a doggy suitcase. Dorinda says she and Barbara never had a problem, and Sonja says Barbara is protecting LuAnn. Dorinda says Barbara made a bad choice. In Dorinda’s interview, she says LuAnn was insinuating she has problem. Two and two ain’t making four. Dorinda says she did nothing. Tinsley thought LuAnn seemed aggressive, and Sonja say she’s still hurt. Dorinda says she is too. We see an article from OK! Magazine about LuAnn saying Dorinda has a drinking problem. Dorinda says LuAnn needs to go back to her children’s home. Sonja says the lawsuit was dropped. She didn’t want LuAnn taking it on herself, so she asked Bethenny to get Dennis to help her. Ramona says – wait for it – how smart can Dennis be since he was on drugs? Sonja says he was taking painkillers. In Sonja’s interview, she says, how unfeeling. She can’t do this. Alcohol excuses a lot, but not that statement. Ramona says she doesn’t want to talk about Dennis. She wants to honor his memory. Someone get that woman a dictionary.

Tinsley takes her shaky chihuahua to Canine Styles to buy a sweater.

Sonja looks at a party venue. She says her parties are fun and sexy, and she thinks it’s a sexy place.

Bethenny is on her way to the Carolinas. She’s heard it’s worse than Mathew. They’re bringing cash cards, solar panels, pet supplies, and toys.

LuAnn gets furniture delivered. She’s excited. Her last apartment was a six-month lease, but she’s been successful, and needs a full time place, so she can sing in the city. She’s done seventeen shows so far. In her interview, LuAnn says her success has blown her away. Not even nine months ago, she was in jail. Now, she’s a cabaret star. She’s also closing soon on her new house in Ulster County.

Bethenny explains that the hurricane in North Carolina was labeled a one, so nobody thought it would be a problem. Some people can’t even get to their houses; they’re completely submerged. The guy she works with, Michael, is ride or die. He’s dedicated his life to being a humanitarian, and has been to Haiti 90 times. He’s really in the trenches. Bethenny says each time she travels to a disaster, it’s different. She films the shelters, where people sleep and live, and where they give out supplies. She says, nothing is as real as being there and connecting with people; showing you care. She’s trying to make connections, walking through her grief. Dennis is dead, but she’s not crying when there are people crying who have no homes.

Dorinda meets Barbara for lunch. In her interview, Barbara says she reached out to Dorinda. She wants to see if she can squash this before it becomes anything. They have an independent relationship, and she wants Dorinda to see both sides. I laugh. Like that’s possible. She tells Dorinda that she’ll have another clambake one day. Dorinda says she knows Barbara is helping LuAnn, and wishes her the best, but she shouldn’t have to be a mediator. She remembers when Barbara was going through a bad time with LuAnn, who wouldn’t speak to Barbara at her wedding. We flash back to Barbara saying that LuAnn would rather get married and divorced than not go through with it. In Barbara’s interview, she says LuAnn is all about trust. When she can’t trust you, she cuts you out. After giving it time, they slowly rebuilt their relationship. She tells Dorinda that LuAnn’s sobriety is important, and she doesn’t want anyone to compromise it. She wants LuAnn to be safe. She asks if Dorinda heckled LuAnn at her show, and Dorinda says she didn’t think so. We flash back to her screaming Jovani at the cabaret. Barbara says these are the things LuAnn is upset about. Dorinda says she needs to get un-upset or they can’t be friends. She doesn’t want her and Barbara’s friendship to be jeopardized. Barbara says it won’t be. She solves problems for people all day, and wanted to solve this one. Dorinda tells her, leave it for now. In her interview, Dorinda says she needs a one-on-one without outside voices. Maybe they can get somewhere. She says time will tell. She tells Barbara, what a difference a year makes. Last year, she was in Barbara’s place, and Barbara was in hers.

Sonja’s Paper magazine party is being held at Celon. Her pictures are everywhere, and she looks amazing. She got an email saying they wanted to feature her, and sure enough, it was true. The shoot went fabulously well, and it’s definitely a Sonja Morgan party – eclectic, artistic, and non-judgmental. There are no egos, and they’ll be getting in their cups tonight. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Sonja looks like a Tom Ford ad. She’s feeling herself, and Bethenny loves it. She says Kim Kardashian broke the internet with champagne on her ass in Paper magazine. This is real.

Dorinda thinks it’s fantastic, and didn’t see it coming. Sonja is rocking her look. She says she’s sorry for Bethenny’s loss; she’s been praying for her. Bethenny says, it’s gating easier. Tinsley shows up with mom Dale, who says it’s fabulous. Sonja introduces her psychic, Roberta, who tells Tinsley that she’s going to have two children. In Tinsley’s interview, she says it’s like she paid Roberta to say that in front of her mom.

Bethenny asks Dorinda if she has the seven year itch. Dorinda says they don’t live together, and she could never replace what she had with Richard. In her interview, Dorinda says it’s heartbreaking that Dennis isn’t with them. Bethenny lost her best friend, and there’s nothing she can say. It’s a personal journey. Bethenny says part of her died. She loved him; he was family. He and her daughter were close. She tells Dorinda that he proposed. Dorinda says she didn’t know that, and Bethenny says she didn’t tell anyone. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she didn’t even know they were still dating. She and Bethenny agree, it’s sad. Bethenny says she kept it to herself. She didn’t want another circus in her life. They had a private engagement, and he bought Brynn a ring too. Wow. That’s really sweet. She wonders every day what he would want her to do. When she went to North Carolina, she would have discussed it with him. She thinks the storms are an analogy connected to her relief work. If there’s a storm, you have to go through it to get to the other side, and she ignores it. Dorinda says she’s a survivor; a warrior. In her interview, Bethenny says this Dorinda doesn’t seem like the same one she heard on the phone in the Hamptons. That Dorinda seemed tweaked. I wonder if she was drinking. No matter what, she’s a nasty drunk. Those are the worst, followed by weepy drunks. She should give it up for that alone.

Ramona arrives, and Sonja screeches her name. Ramona says she heard Sonja’s woo! when she came in. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s feeling hot. She’s wearing a sexy dress that fits like a glove. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. When else can she? When she’s ninety?

Dorinda is feeling good. Barbara comes by. LuAnn walks in, and Sonja yells across the room. Sonja says she forgot where she was. She thought she was in Switzerland, at the Palace Hotel. Sonja makes the rounds. In her interview, LuAnn says Sonja is in social mode. If you behave, I’ll behave mode. Dorinda says she wants to break the ice with LuAnn tonight. She has no problem with her, and doesn’t know why it’s continuing. Bethenny tries to explain to her what LuAnn is mad about, but Dorinda says, It’s over. She’s all about now. In her interview, she says she just wants it over with. It’s dragged out too long, an there are too many people involved. She wants to have a face-to-face with LuAnn. Barbara tells her not to talk about the past; it’s too negative. Dorinda tells Barbara that she has no skin in the game, and stay out of it. Barbara begs to differ. She wants them to be friends. In her interview, Barbara wonders why Dorinda isn’t telling Bethenny to butt out. Is Dorinda scared of he? John joins them, and tells Bethenny he’s sorry about Dennis.

Sonja woos some more, and introduces a dude named Telfar to the group. She likes putting people together. Barbara sits on LuAnn’s lap. She tells LuAnn that she was sitting with Dorinda and Bethenny, and they were talking about her. She tried to put in her two cents, and Dorinda told her mind her own business. In LuAnn’s interview, she says it’s awkward. She’s on one side of the room, and Dorinda is at the bar. It doesn’t occur to her that LuAnn might not want to go to the bar.

Bethenny calls to LuAnn, and gestures for her to come over there. LuAnn gets up. Bethenny tells Dorinda, she has an opening. Dorinda tells her not to make a big deal. Bethenny says she’s not, and suggests Dorinda just take a little walk. Dorinda wants Bethenny to sit down. She has to get her nerve up. Bethenny says, it’s happening now, and LuAnn is there. John asks if he’ll have to clean up a mess. Dorinda meets LuAnn, and says, hey.

To be continued…

Next time, LuAnn works in the soup kitchen, Bethenny asks Dorinda to own her heckling, and Barbara and Dorinda argue.

If Loving You Is Wrong

Lushion says, what? Eddie says Lushion heard him. Dead. He holds out the bottle, and asks if Lushion wants to give respect for Kelly. Lushion says Eddie disrespectful. Eddie says he learned from ya’ll. It’s what they do. Grab forty (that’s what that is), and pour some out on the corner. His people do that, but when Eddie does, he’s racist. Steven comes in, and Lushion says he knows; she died. Steven says, no. He just came from there. Who did Lushion hear it from? Lushion says, this a-hole. Eddie asks who believed him? Mr. FBI. Who runs the recruiting process? They’d better step it up. Lushion says Eddie is going to hell. Eddie knows, and he’s fine with that. Lushion asks him to remove himself, and Eddie goes to his desk.

Lushion asks if Steven can believe this bastard, and Steven says, that’s Eddie. A dispatcher comes in, and says that Randal claims Brad tried to kill him. He wants an officer, but doesn’t want him, Steven, or Eddie. Lushion says it must not be much of an emergency, and she says he’s called seven times. Lushion asks Rick to take the call. Eddie asks who died and put him in charge? but Lushion tells him, stay his ass away from his desk. Eddie says, that’s one.

Steven tells Lushion that Kelly was all riled up about the case against her. He wants Lushion to talk to her, but Lushion says he can’t. He tried, and she hates his guts. At this point, he has nothing to say.

Rick and another officer arrive at Randal’s. He says he’s been calling a lot. They know. Randal asks what took so long, and Rick says the officer who was there said he had to fill out a report. Randal says someone tried kill him, and Rick tells him, the officer said he wasn’t in any danger. He tells them to walk their asses over to Brad’s house and arrest him. Brad locked him in the shed, and set it on fire. Rick asks how he knows it’s Brad, and Randal says he knows Brad. Rick asks if Randal wasn’t sleeping with Brad’s wife, and Randal asks, isn’t that motive enough? Rick says, some, and Randal tells him, take his ass next door and take Brad’s ass to jail. Rick says it’s Randal’s word against Brad’s, but Randal says he has proof; cameras. Rick says, let’s look.

Randal tries to pull the video up on the computer. Rick says, there’s nothing there. Randal looks in the credenza, and says someone took his hard drive. Marcie. Rick says, now he’s saying it’s Marcie? Randal says, they’re working together. Rick says, when he gets his story straight, call them. Randal says, go to hell. He says Lushion sent Rick, but Rick says, no, sir. Randal says he smells like Eddie. Rick says Eddie isn’t his supervisor. Randal tells them, get their asses out of his house. Randal gets in Rick’s face, and keeps saying, goodbye, officer. When they’re gone, Randal says, we’ll play, bitch.

There’s a knock at Natalie’s door. It’s Esperanza, who says she needs wine. She can’t believe this. She asks where Justice is, and Natalie says, in the back with the kids. Esperanza asks if he knows, but Natalie doesn’t know how to tell him. Esperanza doesn’t get it, and Natalie says, people snap. Esperanza can’t imagine leaving a kid behind. Natalie says, after she shot him, she snapped. Esperanza hopes she makes it for her son’s sake. Natalie says, stay positive. She tells Esperanza that she read a note Kelly told her not to read until later. She gets the note, and gives it to Esperanza. Esperanza says, wow. She wants Natalie to take care of Justice. Natalie says, let’s hope for the best. She needs to tell Esperanza about Alex. She was locked in the shed and it was set on fire. Esperanza asks if Alex is okay, and Natalie says she’ll fill Esperanza in on the walk over.

Marcie’s phone rings. She says it’s probably Randal, but it could be a client. It’s not. She was right the first time. Randal says, so she took his hard drive. She tells him, do not call again. She says she hates him, and calls him a son of a bitch. She hangs up. Brad holds out a water bottle, but she wants a real drink. She says she’s so angry, and Brad says she has every right to be. He gives her vodka, and she says Randal always stressed her. She never did anything, apart from setting the shed on fire. She wishes they’d died. Brad says she doesn’t mean that. Marcie says, don’t tell her what she means. Randal took life from her, over and over. It’s a fair trade. Brad says she can be arrested, but Marcie says, no proof. He says Randal has cameras on the house. She says she took the hard drive. He says now they have to destroy it. Marcie says, destroy him while they’re at it. He says her anger isn’t good for either one of them. She says she’s not ready to let it go. She has to work through it. He says she has the divorce. She says Randal made her lose the baby. It’s easy for Brad to move on. He still has love for Alex. Randal started this. Brad says he’s probably dead set on finishing it. He’s not going to let that happen. Marcie says he was in the military. He has to know someone who can kill Randal. Brad says she’s just upset, but she says she knows what she’s saying. Kelly did it. He says, look where she is. Marcie says it’s better than looking at him every day, but Brad says she doesn’t have to. Marcie wants another drink. Her phone rings, and Brad say it’s her boyfriend. She says he’s not her boyfriend, and takes the phone. She was supposed to give Ian the keys. Brad is sure he’ll understand. Ian says he’s been trying to reach her. She apologizes, saying a bad situation came up. She makes plans to meet him at the house with the keys. Brad offers to go for her, but she thinks that would be weird. He doesn’t think she should go anywhere near Randal’s house. She says she’ll be fine. She asks if he’ll be at the apartment, and he says, if she wants. She does.

Kelly is handcuffed to the hospital bed. She wakes up, and yells, get these off of her, and untie her. The nurse sees she’s awake, but she’s sorry; she can’t do that. Kelly says, it wasn’t a dream, and the nurse says, no. Kelly says, she killed him? Travis? The nurse asks if she knows where she is. Kelly says, In jail, but what part? The nurse says, obviously the hospital. Kelly asks why she’s there, and the nurse says she tried to hurt herself. Kelly says she didn’t. The nurse tells her the doctor will be in, and gives her something to calm her down in the meantime. Kelly doesn’t want to, and the nurse says she can do this the easy way or the hard way. Lushion comes into the room, and the nurse says he knows he’s not supposed to be there. He says, come on. He’s just trying to see a friend. She tells him, go ahead, but if the doctor comes, she’ll blast Lushion’s ass like she didn’t know he was there. He says, deal.

Kelly asks if she can go home. Lushion says, no, and she says she can’t do this. He says she can. He shows her the picture of Justice, and asks if she wants to miss all the reason she needs to live. She’ll get it back and more; she’s a church-going woman. She says she did it, and he says she snapped. She says she killed him; she can’t do this. She cries, begging Lushion to get her out. Lushion tells her, relax. Justice loves her and needs her to breathe. He wants her to stay strong. He has to go. He needs to be out there giving her some help. He’ll be back; he promises. And Eddie will never come by her cell again. Eddie said he talked to her. She says, no. Is he sure? Lushion tells her that’s what Eddie said. She says, okay, and he leaves.

Esperanza and Natalie visit Alex. Esperanza says Natalie told her what happened. Does Alex know who did it? Alex says, it may have been Brad. Randal called the police. Esperanza says this is serious, and Alex says maybe she deserved it. She started it. Natalie says she did, and Esperanza asks if she’s trying to make Alex feel bad. Natalie says she’s trying to get Alex to deal with the truth. Esperanza says, Brad was moving in – what happened? Why was she in the shed? Alex says she lied to Brad again. She doesn’t know why she does stupid things. She told him Doctor Raston switched the DNA, but she didn’t. The doctor told her, but she couldn’t bring herself to tell him. She didn’t want him thinking she was sleeping around. Natalie asks, whose baby is it? and Alex says, Randal. Something messed up; it’s his baby. She’d know if she was sleeping with another man. Esperanza says just take the test over again, for clarity She doesn’t want to talk about Randal, and asks why Alex was in the shed. Alex says, making peace. Natalie says, by sleeping with him? Alex says she went to talk about co-parenting the baby.

Ben walks up, and asks how Alex is. She says, better. Natalie introduces Esperanza, saying Ben just moved in, and he’s a firefighter. Alex thanks him again, and he says he was just doing his job. Tanya appears, and says he’s late for work. He introduces her, but she walks away. He says, she’s shy. When he’s gone, Natalie say she’s watching him like a hawk. Esperanza says she’s watching him watching them. Alex asks about Kelly. Esperanza says Lushion has his eye on things, and she’ll keep Alex updated.

Natalie and Esperanza walk back. Lushion pulls in. He’s on the phone, leaving another message for Ian to call him back. Natalie asks how Kelly is, and he says she’s going to get through this. She’s having a hard time. He showed her Justice’s picture, and she regretted what she did. Esperanza says she’ll need therapy, but she won’t get it in there. Natalie wishes she could help. Lushion says he’s working on something. Natalie says she made his favorite. He says he thought he’d have to meet Steven at the pub. Natalie asks if Esperanza wants to say for dinner, but Esperanza says it’s their night.

On the phone, Randal wants to know where Larry is, and threatens to come down there. If Larry doesn’t call, he’s coming there, and bringing hell with him. He looks outside, and sees Tanya walking back and forth, from the front door to the post, touching the post before she goes back to the door. Randal says, obsessive compulsive. She’s sexy. He likes a little cray. He’s going to follow this one. Pot it on the agenda. OCD. This will be fun. What’s weird is he sounds like he’s talking to someone other than himself.

Esperanza goes to the pub, and sees Steven sitting with Rick. She says, so this is where the guys hang out. Rick says she looks amazing. A guy by the bar looks at her, and makes a call. Rick gives Esperanza his seat, and she calls him a gentleman. He asks what brings her there. She says it’s been a long day with Kelly, and she wants a drink. The guy by the bar says, it’s Duncan. He thought Eddie would want know. Esperanza is at the pub. Eddie says he doesn’t give a damn. Duncan says she’s talking to Steven. What does Eddie want him to do with this bag of trash? Eddie hangs up and says he’s coming for Steven’s ass.

Steven says Esperanza knew he was there. She says, no. He asks if she just comes to bars alone, and she says, big girls do that sometimes. She’s drinking tequila, and Rick orders a round. He says all eyes are on Esperanza, and she says maybe she’ll get lucky. Rick says the place is rowdy, but she likes it. Rick leaves to check on the drinks, and Esperanza tells Steven it’s not a tragedy if he stops ignoring her. He says she plays mind games. One minute, she’s into him, and the next, she’s not. He’s too old to be climbing out of windows. She always has to have her way. What if he doesn’t want that. She says he won’t get any, and he says he’s not so sure about that. She asks if this is his feeble attempt to come home with her. She can leave the porch light on tonight. He says, not tonight; he’s busy. A woman taps him on the shoulder, and he leaves with her.

Esperanza needs another drink. Rick is like, damn, girl, and she says she’s fine; she’s Columbian. Whoa. I count five empties, and one in her hand. He asks what’s going on, and she tells him don’t pretend to know her. She just had a long day, and wanted a drink. He guesses not with Eddie. She says she’s done with him. Rick says, so Steven? She asks what he’s talking about. He says she knows Steven likes her, and she likes him too. She says, that’s not true, and he asks why she was mad when he left. She asks if she looks mad. He says he can tell, and she tells him, go to hell. He says, see? She says she had a bad day; everything going on with Kelly. The way Rick treated Kelly was wrong. He tells her not to make him feel worse. She says he has a heart now? He says he feels awful, and she asks why he didn’t do more. He says he’s trying to. He worked at the ministry, Travis’s father’s church, doing security. Esperanza says he should have let someone else deal with the case. He says he tried to fix it. He knows something that can help her. He’s put in some calls. He’s trying. Esperanza says he’s a coward and a liar. Get out of her face. He asks if she’s staying, and she says she’s good. Goodbye.

Eddie comes into the pub, and asks Rick where Steven is. Rick says he left. Eddie sees Duncan, who says Steven left an hour ago with some broad. Eddie says, a smokescreen. Eddie says he wants the four of them to head to her house. He has the key. Duncan asks what they’re doing, and Eddie says, what they always do. Duncan says he’s in. Eddie says, smoke this bitch. He wants no traces. He’s not going to be there; he needs an alibi. Duncan says he’ll handle it. He’ll feed this guy his teeth. He might be small, but he has the strength of insanity. Eddie goes over to where Esperanza is talking to a guy. Eddie hits the guy in the head with a beer bottle. The fight is on.

Next time – which thankfully won’t be tomorrow – Steven and Esperanza hook up; Natalie tells Lushion if he’s giving money to Kelly, she’d appreciate him discussing it with her; and Randal approaches Tanya.

😴 All That’s Left To Say…

KittySleep

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…

 

February 12, 2019 – Laura Confronts Franco, Justin Gets a Delivery, Date for Loving, RK Movie, Sad News Abounds in Beverly Hills, NYC’s Return & Staying Up

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

 

Drew tells Jordan that Franco didn’t do it.

Cameron has obviously been in a fight. Elizabeth asks what happened, and he says her boyfriend was arrested for attacking Lulu and killing people. Everyone knows.

Peter and Maxie arrive at the MetroCourt, and see the sign for their Valentine’s Day dinner. Peter says, Valentine’s Day is around corner. Maxie says no one does it better than the MetroCourt. They have the most romantic menu. Nina is sitting with Valentin and Sasha, and calls Maxie over. Peter is chilly toward Valentin, and Nina suggests they ignore whatever’s going on between those two. She says she’s about to share some amazing news. Sasha tells her not to keep them in suspense. Nina says she and Valentin are getting married again.

Sonny opens the door to Spencer. He says the guardhouse said there was an intruder on the premises, and Spencer says a hale and hardy hello to him too. He’s carrying a large heart-shaped box, and Sonny wonders if it’s for him. Spencer thought his presence would be enough to brighten Sonny’s existence. Sonny says it is, and Spencer tells him that he’s going to rescue Valentine’s Day for his grandmother, and especially Aunt Lulu.

Franco plays ball with rolled up sweatshirt in his cell. Laura comes in, and he says he knows what the police are saying, but he didn’t do it. Laura says her daughter says otherwise, and so do the police.

Maxie congratulates Nina and Valentin. Valentin says Nina has made him a happy man. Maxie says marriage is hard work, and no one has worked harder. She tells Nina it’s a real surprise. She thought Nina was… Nina says, she was. She was happy with how things were; now she’s happy with what things are. Peter asks what changed her mind, Nina says Sasha was a big part. Sasha asks what she did, and Nina says Sasha reminded her that time is precious, and you can’t get it back. She and Sasha have been granted more time, and it’s what wants with Valentin. Everyone knows they love each other. Maxie says she read the ads in Crimson – all seven of them. She wants to be a family with Valentin. Maxie says Nina’s happiness is all she wants for her. Valentin wants to keep her that way. All of his transgressions are out in the open. He can’t right the wrongs, but he can spend his life trying. Peter trusts he’ll handle Nina with the utmost care. Maxie says, or else, and they all laugh. Valentin thinks champagne is in order. Peter says he and Maxie have things to discuss, and they sit at another table. Valentin goes to order the champagne, and Nina tells Sasha that she’s trying to get used to Maxie and Peter being a semi-couple, and be happy for them. She hopes she was convincing, and Sasha says, very. Maxie’s happiness is the most important thing, and she’s happy with Peter. She’ll guesses she’ll get used to it. Sasha says her intention was never to convince Nina to marry Valentin. In fact, she strongly suggests Nina reconsider.

Franco tells Laura that he didn’t kill those people, and he didn’t lay a finger on Lulu; he swears. Laura asks if that’s supposed to mean something to her. He says he didn’t do it, and she says, cross his heart? He knows what she wants, but he can’t express guilt and remorse for murders he didn’t commit. She says because the tumor was taken out and he’s a changed man. Convenient. He tells her to talk to Elizabeth. She believes him; trust her. Laura says she does trust Elizabeth. In all matters except this one. Elizabeth has the incredible misfortune of believing she loves him. Her judgement is compromised. He says Elizabeth is the one person who sees him. The only other person who ever did was Kiki. Laura is sure Kiki got a glimpse of the real him when he plunged the knife in her lungs. She asks if he watched while her life drained out. He says he’s not an innocent man, but he’s innocent of this. She says society made a mistake, giving someone like him a second chance. She’s going to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Elizabeth tells Cameron that she’s calling the school. He says he didn’t get in a fight because of Franco. He got in a fight because his mom is engaged to a serial killer. She says she hopes Cameron told them that Franco isn’t, but Cameron says, he only used to be. Elizabeth asks if he was taught that people are innocent until proven guilty. He says it’s school, not a courtroom. They have all the evidence they need. She says, including the teachers? She’s going to have a chat with them tomorrow. Cameron says she let Franco live there, despite his past, which is famous, but she says he’s not that person anymore. He says, no one believes that except her.

Jordan tells Drew that the killings are reminiscent of Franco’s pattern, Lulu remembers him, and that’s not the only evidence she has. If Drew has proof, hand it over. Otherwise they’re done. He tells her that Jim Harvey tried kill Franco. He was strangling Franco, but still, Franco couldn’t bring himself to take Jim’s life, even if it meant saving his own. Drew had to pull the trigger.

Sonny is happy to see Spencer, but wants him to be upfront and honest. Spencer says he has been so far. Sonny asks why not go to Laura first. Spencer says, after she became mayor, she was busy with official duties, then Lulu was attacked. Sonny is a humble coffee importer. How is he going to wreak justice – coffeewise? Sonny says don’t make him ask a second time. Spencer says he needs intel on hi grandmother. He needs to know what he’s walking into. Sonny says, so far, he and his sources haven’t heard anything about Valentin revealing Spencer’s secret. He asks to stay the night, and Sonny says as long as his grandmother won’t mind. He’s sure she’s going to love the chocolate. Spencer says it’s the least he can do, after what Doc put her through. Sonny wants him to come clean first. Spencer says it will take away her joy. She called him a scourge. Sonny is like, what? and Spencer tells him, she said whoever tampered with the election was a scourge, so since it’s him… Sonny says he has to unscourge himself. Surprise his grandmother, and tell her the truth.

Sasha says all she talked about was why Nina shouldn’t marry Valentin, and Nina agreed with her. Nina says she felt that way at the time. Sasha asks, what changed? and Nina says, his past mistakes don’t matter more than the man he is now. He makes her happy, when she lets him, and she wants to let him. Sasha asks if they’ve set a date, and Nina says, no, but she wants to set one as soon as possible. She’d be the happiest mom alive if Sasha would agree to be her maid of honor. Obrecht approaches the table, and says she must be Sasha. She can see the resemblance to Nina; she could be her Britta’s sister. Nina introduces her Aunt Liesl, and Sasha says she’s heard so much about her. Obrecht says she hasn’t heard nearly enough about Sasha. Tell her everything. Peter tells Maxie, it just got more interesting. Maxie takes out her compact, and uses the mirror to watch them. Obrecht wants to hear everything about Sasha. Where has she been all these years?

Elizabeth tells Cameron that she’s sorry for what happened to him, but she’s not apologizing for loving Franco or bringing him into their lives. The person who did this needs to apologize, and the school for allowing it to happen. He says the police have evidence, but Elizabeth says she doesn’t. Cameron says that’s because it would hurt her too much to face the fact Franco has been lying the whole time, or his tumor came back, or she’s crazy. She says Franco is innocent. It will be over soon, but in the meantime… He says he doesn’t care about idiots talking trash, but Aiden and Jake are still little. How are they going to handle things the kids are saying about Franco, and the things they’re saying about her?

Drew says it’s not his place to tell Jordan what happened between Jim and Franco. She says she read the files; it’s all there. He says then she knows what Jim did when Franco was a boy. If it had been TJ, what would she want to do? She says she hopes someone would intervene, but he says, off the record. If TJ was violated, what would she want to happen? She says, off the record, she’d want to kill the son of a bitch. Drew says, him too, but Franco couldn’t do it. He couldn’t kill the man who molested him, so how could he kill people he didn’t know, and someone he loved so much. She says, maybe he relapsed, and Drew asks if she thinks that’s possible. She says it’s not outside the realm of possibilities. Drew says, if she can’t trust him, at least take a better look at the pieces. They’ve got the wrong guy. Drew leaves. He sees Curtis in the hallway, and says, all yours. Curtis says, for what it’s worth, he’s sorry about Franco. He knows Drew had hoped Franco turned things around. Drew says he guesses he wasn’t sure Franco had – until now.  

Curtis goes into Jordan’s office. She’s studying Franco’s file, and he asks if she’s okay. She says she’s just thinking. He says he talked to Drew in the hallway, and he believes Franco is innocent. What does she think?

Franco says, for the sake of argument, say she’s right; he’s a monster. Why? why now? He has everything he ever wanted; Elizabeth and a family. It’s his job to take care of his family. Laura says it’s a perfect cover for him to sneak out and kill again. He says he wouldn’t use them like that. She says he would strap a bomb to her daughter’s body. Franco says he did something horrible. Whether he was in control or not isn’t the question; did he do it? Laura says, he did. He says, exactly. It has to be a vividly awful memory for Lulu, and not remembering who attacked her in her office. Laura says she remembered the attack. He says it wasn’t him, but it’s entirely possible that perhaps she was seeing him to fill in the blank. Laura thinks it’s more possible that Lulu was seeing his face because he stabbed her. Franco says, Lulu is wrong. He’s sorry she got hurt, but she’s wrong. It wasn’t him.

Obrecht says, champagne, and not just any champagne, the best. She’s touched. Valentin says that’s one word for her. She says they’re one flute short. Valentin says it’s a family celebration. She says Nina is her family, and Sasha.

Maxie tells Peter that Obrecht just swiped a champagne glass for herself, and Valentin didn’t stop her. Peter says, it’s not right.

Sasha laughs at Valentin and Obrecht’s banter, saying it’s almost like they don’t like each other. Obrecht says she has beautiful perception and a subtle bite. Who else could she be but Nina’s daughter. She can’t tell Sasha how much she’s looking forward to getting acquainted.

Elizabeth sits with the boys in the living room. She says people are saying scary things about Franco. Cameron tells them, they should see the other guy. Elizabeth knows they have questions. They can ask her anything, and she’ll answer the best she can. Aiden asks if Franco hurt the lady in the apple barrel, and Jake asks why he hurt Aunt Lulu? She says Franco doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Jake asks if it was an accident, but Elizabeth says, no; he didn’t do it. Aiden asks if grandma is a liar, and Jake wonders why Franco is in jail. The doorbell rings. It’s Drew, who thought he’d check on her and the boys. She says his timing couldn’t be more perfect. Aiden tells Drew, Franco was arrested, but mom says he didn’t do it. Grandma says he did. Does Drew know who’s right?

Drew says, people make mistakes. Their grandma is making one. and the police are making one. Franco didn’t hurt anyone. He loves them, He has hurt people before, but there’s no way their mom would let him live there if she didn’t trust they’d be safe. Cameron says, if he’s such a great guy, why was he arrested? Drew says Lulu remembered Franco did something bad, but she remembered wrong. Aiden asks if she’s lying, but Drew says, no; she’s making a mistake. He doesn’t know why. Elizabeth says there could be a lot of reasons they don’t know, and the police have to confirm or rule them out. Cameron asks, what are the odds of them ruling him out? Drew says he spoke to the commissioner. He explained that Franco is a good man, and the evidence is misleading at best. They have the wrong guy. Elizabeth asks if they have any other questions. Jake asks if Drew can visit more often. Elizabeth tells them it’s time for bed. Jake asks if Drew can come upstairs with them. Elizabeth tells Cameron to wait. She’ll get some ice.

Jordan tells Curtis that Drew was asking the same questions that have been in her head. He says, any answers? and she says something is off. Curtis says, definitely. He’s there to talk it through. She says the victims weren’t random; they each have a special connection. Curtis says, Franco crossed paths with each of them, but there was no acrimony with anyone. No one had anything good to say about Mary Pat, but no one recalled her clashing with Franco. Peyton wanted to set up a meeting. She says, maybe he had something on Franco, but Curtis says, according to Franco, they never even met. Then there’s Kiki. Franco says he loved her like a daughter. Jordan says he believed she was. It was ages ago, but everyone confirmed they had a bond. Curtis asks, what about Lulu. They had a history of violence. Jordan says that was a decade ago. He went from town crier to a respected member of the medical community. He worked hard to become worthy of Elizabeth. He had a lot to lose. What threat would they pose? These aren’t run of mill killings; they were done with skilled precision. Curtis says it was someone not new at murder. Jordan says, Franco is the obvious suspect, and Curtis says, too obvious.

Spencer is beyond shocked that Sonny wants him to tell his grandmother the truth. Her marriage is over, Lulu was brutally attacked, and the only brightness in her day is her being mayor – and him. Sonny asks if Spencer doesn’t think he owes her the truth. Spencer thinks the kindest thing is if she never knows the trick he played. Sonny tells him, it’s 100% true that it’s not about the crime. It’s always about the cover-up. Spencer asks if he’s sure that’s an accurate statistic. Sonny asks what’s bugging Spencer more; that he did it or that Valentin knows. Spencer gets it, and Sonny asks who Laura hates most. Spencer says, Valentin, and Sonny asks if he thinks she’d be happy that Valentin has power over him. Spencer says, of course not. Sonny wants to give him some more advice. Never let your enemies hold secrets over you.

Obrecht says, before they toast, she wants to say she’s moved. She’s surprised with them gathering in celebration of her new advice column for The Invader. Nina says she’s working for Peter? Maxie closes the mirror. Valentin says that’s not what the celebration is about. Nina asks why they didn’t know, and Valentin says he did. He says the press release was truly spectacular. Nina says her family isn’t short on self-confidence.

Maxie doesn’t like it one bit. Peter says, Valentin can take care of himself. Maxie says she’s worried about Nina. She’s sitting with two pathological liars. Peter tells her that Valentin would never purposely hurt Nina, but Maxie says if he and Obrecht go up against each other. Nina could get caught in the crossfire.

Obrecht says if they’re not celebrating her prosperous new career, to what do they owe this special vintage. Nina says she accepted Valentin’s marriage proposal. Obrecht says Nina has a generous heart. Nina says he puts her happiness before his. Because of Valentin, she has two incredible daughters.

Peter asks if Maxie thinks they’ll hurt each other. Maxie knows Obrecht is a lunatic, but she cares about her. What she’s done doesn’t hold a candle to Valentin’s ruthlessness. There are things they’ve never even seen. Peter says he has to tell her something. She asks where it is on a scale of one to he’s secretly her husband’s brother? He says when he didn’t press charges against Obrecht, he said it was because she’s part of Maxie’s family. He meant it, but it was also partly because Valentin asked him. Valentin also suggested he give Obrecht a job. She asks why he didn’t tell her. He says it goes along with what she was saying about Valentin. She asks if he thinks Valentin has a secret he doesn’t want Nina to know, and Obrecht is in on it. He says, that seems to be the case. She’s blackmailing him, but with what?

Drew asks Cameron if the guys at school are giving him a hard time about Franco. Cameron says he could say that. He thanks Drew. He knows Drew’s visit meant a lot to Jake and Aiden. Drew knows Cameron is a stand-up guy by the way he takes care of his brothers, and the kind of friend he is to Oscar. He knows how hard it is to take a side when everyone tells you you’re wrong. Sometimes small-minded people pick fights over it, but it’s not his fault. Elizabeth says Cameron also defended her, but he doesn’t have to. Cameron says he does. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks about Franco, but he doesn’t want them to think they can say stuff about her. He goes upstairs.

Curtis tells Jordan there’s something else that doesn’t fit. Even if Franco was inspired by the attention that Ryan Chamberlain got on the anniversary of the murders, there’s no way he could have known about Ryan keeping the driver’s licenses as souvenirs. It was never made public. Jordan says there were no fingerprints on them; not even the victims’. She says, he could have wiped them down, but Curtis says, why, if he was keeping them as souvenirs? And why keep them where they can be found? Franco might be a lot of things, but he’s no idiot. Jordan says, if the licenses were planted, then Franco was framed, and the real killer is out there, waiting to strike.

Laura tells Franco that Doc thought he’d helped him. Franco says Doc did. Laura says Doc thought he became a changed man, worthy of Elizabeth’s love. Franco believes he is, but Laura says even excellent psychiatrists make mistakes. It must have hurt Doc to find out Franco deceived him. She read the truth. They have Doc’s notes of their sessions. It’s all there in black and white. He is a monster.

Sonny tells Spencer that he can’t spend all his time looking over his shoulder. He has to man up, and face the consequences head on. Spencer says, consequences are one thing; his grandmother is another.

Franco tells Laura that he has no idea how that twisted garbage found its way into Doc’s files. He’s not that person. If Doc said otherwise, then Doc isn’t the man Franco thought he was. Laura considers this.

Curtis tells Jordan that he’s going back to the hospital. If the killer is still out there, Lulu is in real danger. Jordan doesn’t think they’d risk taking suspicion away from Franco by hurting Lulu. Curtis says, if she thinks it’s a set-up, is she going to drop the charges. Jordan says, no. She’s going to throw the book at him.

Elizabeth thanks Drew. The boys needed hear from someone who believes in Franco who’s not her. He asks how she’s doing, and she says she’ll get though it. She’s glad Franco has Drew in his corner. Drew says he’ll do what he can. If Elizabeth needs anything, let him know. She sees the wedding flyer, and says, there is something.

Obrecht toasts to Nina and Valentin. May they have a life free from strife and comeuppances, and filled with joy. May they all get what they most desire.

Peter tells Maxie, blackmail requires leverage. There’s only one thing Valentin fears – losing Nina. Maxie says the one thing Nina has wanted is a child to replace the one she lost. Peter says, and she suddenly appears alive and well. Maxie says, and they’re engaged again. Whatever Obrecht has on Valentin, it has something to do with Sasha.

Tomorrow, Kristina asks Alexis to give DOD another try, Jason has questions for Shiloh, and Willow says Brad knows who she is.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Hanna tells Mitch to repeat himself. Jim had Benny stabbed? Bennie nods, and she asks Mitch if that’s true. Benny says, tell her, and Mitch says, yeah. She asks how he knows. He doesn’t want to get into it, but she tells him, shut up and tell her. He says his family is really connected, and Benny says he’s telling the truth. She asks if Jim was threatening Benny in jail, and says, she’s got him. Benny asks what she’s going to do, but she walks out. Mitch is sorry. Benny tells him to stop her, but Mitch wonders how he’s supposed to do that. Benny says they’re going to the Cryer’s. Mitch helps him up.

On the phone, David tells someone that he needs something handled. A police officer is harassing his son; Justin Lewis. He wants a clear message not to go near his son again. He listens, and says he likes it, and would like it immediately. He thanks them. Madison tells Jeffrey that his dad wants to see him. Jeffrey asks if Madison told him. Madison says David just wants to see him; just talk to him. Jeffrey asks if Madison thinks he knows his dad. He doesn’t. Jeffrey asks if Madison is doing this in the hopes David will help Madison be with him. Madison says Jeffrey’s dad is a nice guy, and is going to help him. David calls down. Jeffrey says he’s done talking to Madison about this, and goes upstairs.

Jeffrey asks if David slept well, but Davis says he should be asking Jeffrey. He asks if something happened last night. Jeffrey has covered this up for too long. He asks if that boy pointed a laser at him, and Jeffrey says, yes, but he talked to him. It was just a laser pointer. David says Justin is sending a message he doesn’t like and won’t tolerate. Jeffrey asks how he knew about Justin coming there, and David says there are cameras all over. Did Jeffrey ask him to come? Jeffrey says, no, but he’s harmless. David is going to make sure. The behavior isn’t acceptable. Jeffrey asks what he’s going to do, and David says, make sure Justin understands the cost of harassing his son. He needs to be alone – now. Jeffrey leaves. David says, Lord help him.

Madison tells Jeffrey, sorry. He hopes whatever David did, it keeps Jeffrey safe. Jeffrey says he doesn’t know. He says Madison gets one strike. Madison says he was trying to help Jeffrey, but Jeffrey says he has two more left.

At the Artisian bar, Rocky complains that RK is always late. RK says that crazy broad tried to burn him. Rocky wonders why she didn’t. RK sees Justin, and Rocky asks if he’s a john. RK says, no; a cop. Rocky says he’s going on a break. Good luck. RK goes to Justin’s table and asks how he can help him. Justin says he needs a drink. He wants RK to bring it to his room, but RK says he can get room service. Justin wants him to do it, but RK says, not going to happen. Justin says, it’s happening. Does RK want him to tell everyone what RK does and who he is? RK tells him, go ahead. Justin says maybe he’ll have a chat with the manager, and RK repeats, go ahead. Justin says, why doesn’t RK make it easier? Find a room, give him the number, and meet him there. RK asks why the hell he’d do that, and Justin says because he said so. RK tells him, go to hell. He’s not letting Justin do that to him again. Justin acts ignorant, and RK says he knows what he did at the police station. Justin says, he got out, didn’t he? RK says, after Justin got off. Justin thinks it’s a fair trade. Get the room. RK suggests Justin get the hell out of there. Justin says he’s talking to the manager on the way out.

Justin goes over to Roderick. He says he’s a police officer, and RK has a rap sheet longer than his arm. Roderick says, that so? He didn’t know that. Justin says, now he does. Be more careful who he hires. Roderick says he’s right, and asks to see RK in the back. Justin sits back down.

Roderick asks RK, what the hell is with the cop? RK says Justin felt him up when he arrested him, and he wants him to go to a room. Roderick asks, what’s the problem? and RK says he doesn’t swing that way. Roderick says he can’t have heat on the operation. RK’s got to get rid of him. RK says he’ll tell Justin that he’s fired. Roderick says, okay, and tells RK to pack his things. RK asks if Roderick is really firing him. Forget it; he quits. Having quick second thoughts, RK says he needs the money. Roderick says, then go make nice.

RK goes back to Justin’s table. Justin says, look who still works here, and RK says, not for long. Justin says RK should have gone with him, but RK says he’ll never go anywhere with Justin. Veronica sits with Justin, and asks, what this girl talking about? She asks RK for coffee, and says, hello, officer. Justin is silent, and just stares at her. She asks, does he like? No? He wouldn’t know how to like this. RK brings her coffee, and she says he’s not pouring it. He says, hell no, and she says she burned his arm one time, and he acts like a little bitch. Like the one in front of her. RK tells her to pour it herself. Justin starts get up, and she says, uh-uh.  Sit. Let’s chat. How is he? He says, better than her. He doesn’t have to deal with an FBI investigation. She says, he’s trying to come for her. She saw his wife the other day in court. She was sad, holding her head down. Veronica told her, don’t be sad, and don’t hold your head down. She’s not the first one duped by a flaming homo, and won’t be the last. She started to cry. She’s a delicate little thing. Justin says he’s on suspension. He has nothing to lose. She says she heard he’s about to be brought up on charges. Sexual assault again Wyatt while he was in jail. RK is back, and asks if that’s why Justin arrested him. Justin had his hands all over him in the back of his car. Veronica asks if this is how Jeffrey got arrested. Did he feel Jeffrey up too? This is his M.O. She bets there’s more to it. If the station did some digging, they’ll find out it’s serial. She asks RK if he’s wiling to testify. RK says, damn right. She says, the DA is going to love this. Justin gets up. She tells him, walk, Miss Honey. Walk, bitch. RK laughs. She asks if Justin really did that to him, and he says, yeah. She says, okay. Thank you for that. One down, one to go. She pours her coffee and smiles, saying, he learns fast.

She asks where RK is going, and he says, far away from her. The last time he sw her, she assaulted him with grits. She says it was a gesture of love. He says she’s crazy. She says, they say she is when she’s drinking. He says she’s a different person when she drinks. She says she’s Veronica – and several other people. He doesn’t like it; he’s not coming back. She says that’s not why she’s there. She’s brought undercover officers there to arrest him for stealing her jewelry. He says he didn’t take anything. She asks if he thinks she’d let his hood ass run around her place without cameras on. Is he telling her the video is lying? Tell the damn truth. He says he took them, and she says she knew that. Where are they? He tells her that he pawned them. She says he better get his ass over there and get her things, or he’s going with the officers.

Roderick sees Kathryn. She says she’s checking on her hotel. Shall they look at rooms? She asks where the young man is who works at the bar. Roderick says he just left, and she says Roderick can catch him before he leaves. RK needs to talk to Roderick, but Roderick says, not right now, and tells him, get back to work. Kathryn sees Veronica, and wonders what the hell she’s doing there.

Kathryn says hello to Veronica, and they make phony small talk. She asks what Veronica is doing there, and Veronica says, having coffee. Her? Kathryn says she owns the place. She doesn’t need a reason to be there. Veronica says from what she saw, Kathryn is there for that young man. Their body language wasn’t boss and employee, but cougar and kid. (Shouldn’t that be cub?) She says like when a woman is lying on the floor, you know she’s dead. Kathryn says, the FBI is on to what happened to David; it’s out of local jurisdiction. Veronica says, let’s hope they get their man. Kathryn hopes it’s not a woman. Veronica says, only a diva with an ax to grind would be so bold. It’s nice to see Kathryn, but she has to go. She has a team of lawyers protecting her secrets. Kathryn says, very smart. Veronica says she is. She tells Kathryn, take care, and leaves.

Rocky and Roderick approach Kathryn’s table. She starts to leave with them. A man tells them, step back. Kathryn says it’s her hotel, but the guy says it’s the President Elect. Charles goes by with the Secret Service. She asks Roderick why she didn’t know he was here, and Roderick says it was on the news. Rocky says he stays there a lot; he seems to like it. She asks if he’s had any contact with their services. Roderick says, no. She says, too bad. She didn’t vote for him. She was with her.

Charles tells the guys, that will be all, but not Landon. When they’re alone, he asks how Landon’s jaw is. Landon says, okay. Charles checks Landon’s face out, and says, not that bad. Landon says, nothing a little makeup can’t cover. Charles says his wife claimed he had a problem saying he was sorry. He wants to prove her wrong. He’s sorry. Landon says, it’s okay, but Charles says he was way out of line. Why didn’t Landon tell him that he was gay? Landon didn’t think it was important. Charles asks if Landon is attracted to him, and Landon says, yes. Charles is a very attractive, sexy man. Charles says he has no desire to be with the same sex at all, but appreciates Landon’s honesty. He asks if it’s going to be a problem, since they’re working closely. Let him know now. Landon is good at his job. Landon says it will be no problem; trust him. Charles says he respects Landon, and expects the same. Landon asks if he can speak freely. Charles can’t believe he’s really asking that after what he tried. Landon says, touché. He knows Charles likes her. (Interesting. He always refers to Candace as her.) When she’s around, Charles is better. When she’s not, he’s bitter and mean. Landon asks Charles to let him work on her for him. Charles says Landon can’t make her do or become what she doesn’t want to. Landon says, let him try. Charles says, be his guest.

Madison comes downstairs. Jeffrey has his face in his phone, and Madison asks if he’s still not talking. Jeffrey says Madison has a job to do; he should do it. Madison says Jeffrey’s dad is resting, and he’s going to his nighttime shift at the hospital. Is Jeffrey really going to act like this? He obviously cares about Justin. Jeffrey says he doesn’t want his dad getting to him. All his life, his dad has handled his problems. He can handle this. Madison says he can’t. That guy going to kill him. Jeffrey says Madison doesn’t know Justin. Madison says, no, but he works at the hospital. He sees it all the time. He knows the signs. Jeffrey says he knows the psychology. Madison says he’s too close to see it for what it is. Is the sex that good? What would make Justin crazy enough to do what he does? Jeffrey says when Justin’s not crazy, he likes him. Madison says Jeffrey loves him. Jeffrey says he can’t talk about it anymore. Madison says he wants Jeffrey safe, with no havoc in either of their lives. Jeffrey asks if Madison doesn’t have somewhere to go. Madison says he’s wasting his time there. Jeffrey is glad he knows that. Madison blows out, and Jeffrey says, don’t slam my dad’s door, bitch.

George finds Wyatt in the interrogation room. Wyatt wants to talk to him – now. George says he has it bad. Wyatt says he didn’t do anything. The bitch put it in his pocket. George says everyone there says they’re innocent. Wyatt says he’ll do it. He’ll testify. He wants out. George asks, why in such a rush? and Wyatt says George knows why. A guy out there is trying to kill him. He asks if he’s still there, but George doesn’t know who he’s talking about. Wyatt says he told George that he’d do it. Get him out. A guy comes in, and says something to George. He tells Wyatt that he’ll be right back.

Jim is in the reception area, and he says George has his son. Does he mind telling him why? George says, possession. Jim asks why George is holding him; he has no priors. George says, tell the judge. Jim says, let him out, and George asks if that’s a threat. Jim says he’s sick and tired of George. George says he’s just getting started. He has enough on Wyatt for him to serve twenty years. Jim says Wyatt is broke. He couldn’t have afforded it. George says he got from somewhere. Jim says George sent his whore to his house to get his son. Get him out right now. George says Jim doesn’t scare him. Jim says George isn’t railroading his son. George says Jim has something that belongs to him. Jim says he has nothing that belongs to George, and wouldn’t admit it if he did. George says Kathryn is going down, and so is he. Jim says, so arrest him, and George says, it’s coming. Jim says, bring it on. George says he’s not seeing his son, but Jim says he’s his son’s lawyer. George says Wyatt refused him as counsel. Jim says George thinks he has the power in this matter. George says he does. Jim says he’ll go to the Attorney General. George says he won’t answer Jim’s calls. George walks away, and Jim says, sh*t.

Hanna goes to the Cryer’s. Housekeeper Diane answers, and tells her that they’re out. Hanna asks if anybody is home, but Diane says, no. Diane asks if Hanna can help get out a stain, but Hanna says she doesn’t work there anymore. She’ll just sit and wait. She sits on the sofa, and the doorbell rings. It’s Candace, who asks for Jim. Candace says she’ll wait, and tells Diane to call Jim now. She sees Hanna, and asks what the hell she’s doing there. Hanna asks what the hell is Candace doing there. Candace says, none of her business, and Hanna says all she’s been doing is cleaning up Candace’s business. Hanna goes to another room and sits.

Diane calls Jim. She says Hanna’s there, and so is her daughter. He asks what they’re doing, and she thinks staring at each other. Should she ask them to come back? He tells her, serve them tea, and have them wait. Tell them he’s on his way.

There’s a flower delivery of yellow roses for Justin. The delivery guy says they’re from Jeffrey. Justin says it’s not what he thinks. The guy says he’s not thinking anything. Justin says, it’s not like that. If it was, it would be weird. He goes inside to get a tip. Three guys follow him in. He turns around, and sees them. The flower guy grabs him, and throws him down. They proceed to kick the sh*t out of him, then punch him. Justin gets one guy, but then they really stomp him.

Next time, Kathryn has another three-way, George tells Wyatt that he’s free to go if he says what happened, Veronica doesn’t trust David, and Hanna slaps Jim.

💔 If Loving You is Wrong will be having a two-night premiere, on March 19th and 20th, at 10 pm.

⛪ I happened to catch a commercial for Madea Family Funeral, and it looks like Rome Flynn (RK, HAHN) is a main character.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Giggy! LVP and Kyle are having a fight. LVP insists she didn’t say that about Kyle, and isn’t going to admit she did something that she didn’t. Ken tells Kyle that LVP would never say that about her. Kyle says maybe she cares more about her image. Ken tells Kyle she’s not LVP’s friend; get out. LVP says she’s done with Kyle, and Kyle leaves.

Two months earlier.

Kyle makes breakfast, and asks if the kids are going to be around on weekend. They’re having people over. The ladies all get a text, saying Kyle is having a pool party this weekend.

Teddi and her husband recently bought a new house – five houses away from where they were. Her husband has been stalking it for years because of the view. it went on the market, and guess who had to buy it? She’s kind of in love with it. She’s doing great businesswise, with thirty coaches, and five hundred clients. It’s a learning curve, and she has to remind herself, balance.

LisaR wants to spend every moment with her girls. It’s important because they’re working so much. She and her daughters attend goat yoga. No way I could concentrate with a bunch of cute goats sniffing at me. LisaR says, it’s the funniest weird LA thing she’s ever done, and she’s done a lot of weird things. They’re dying laughing, and their French bulldog plays with the goats. Last year Delilah was living in NYC, but realized she was lonely. LisaR is thrilled that she wants to move back. Delilah makes it clear she won’t be living with her parents; there’s not as much freedom. In her interview, LisaR says at age eleven, Delilah couldn’t leave the house because of anxiety. Considering she moved away for a year, it’s a huge win. LisaR thinks it’s good she’s taking a step back. It’s surreal watching the girls grow up; it goes by fast. We see some old clips of them. LisaR says they don’t need her as much as she would like, but she’s proud of them.

LVP brushes the ponies. Giggy still has a cold, and she worries about him. She explains that he’s had fainting episodes, and has be in an incubator. His heart is slowing down, and they need to give him CPR and massages to bring it back. She tells Ken there were only two siblings in her family, and suddenly, her brother is gone. In her interview, she says the passing of her brother is still fresh. So many people have taken their lives recently. People say it’s selfish, but she knew him well enough to know that wasn’t the case. It was a cry for help that went horribly wrong. He was her partner in crime while they were growing up. Whatever happened, it was the two of them. She tells Ken that she moved his photo off her desk; she couldn’t keep looking at it all the time. She thinks work is a good distraction, and Ken says it’s the best distraction. She went back to work two days after the funeral, and it’s only when people bring it up that she gets emotional. She’s a strong woman and can cope with most things, but wasn’t prepared for this. Ken says you grieve properly for a month, come out, and carry on. You can’t grieve for the rest of life your life. LVP thinks you always grieve. Geez, this is all too much for me.

Teddi visits Kyle. They giggle over being in a boxing class with Justin Bieber. Kyle tells Teddi that one of her eyes is bigger than the other. I assume she means the pupils. Teddi tells her it looks better. In Kyle’s interview, she says she has general anxiety disorder. Her parents both died from cancer, and she automatically imagines the worst. Kyle shows Teddi around. In her interview, she says they have so much in common; it’s an easy friendship. Teddi asks if Kyle is nervous about the security stuff, and Kyle says all of the cameras and alarms are working. She didn’t want to stay in the house after they were burglarized. We flash back to the reunion where she talked about how they took everything, even sentimental things she can’t replace. She tells Teddi about seeing a mountain lion on the property.

Erika chills champagne, and Dorit arrives. In her interview, Erika says she’s gotten more interested in having people over. Dorit tells her about Boy George being on tour. They clink glasses. Dorit says she’s had a sh*tty days that tipped her world upside down. They were robbed when they were away; all her handbags and jewelry were taken. Wonder if it’s the same one that burgled Kyle. She says they’ve been hit five times. Erika knows what it’s like. Dorit laughs, saying they left one horrible necklace her husband got her for Valentine’s Day. The burglar had the nerve to leave it. Afterward, she went to Utah, and climbed a mountain. In Dorit’s interview, she says she doesn’t classify herself as an athlete, but told herself she could do it. She tells Teddi that she had a mental breakthrough. It’s like a switch flipped, and the gas is back in the tank. It was her biggest spiritual awakening to date. She says her daughter has more purses than mommy right now.

At Vanderpump Dogs, manager John greets Teddi and her daughter. In her interview, Teddi says her daughter is obsessed with dogs, so Teddi brings her there to play with puppies, and they don’t have to commit yet. She explains that she hosts cycling rides for charity, and got to know John through doing one for Vanderpump Dogs. Kyle joins them, and LVP arrives. They fawn over the precious babies. John brings out a dog, and asks if Kyle recognizes it. Kyle thinks something is strange, and wonders why they’re staring at her. John says it’s the dog Lucy that Dorit adopted. She (the dog, not Dorit) ended up in a shelter, and Vanderpump Dogs was called because Lucy had been microchipped. LVP doesn’t want to talk about it, and I’m perplexed as to why anyone would be staring at Kyle. Since there’s no explanation, I’m assuming maybe she’s just paranoid.

Dorit tells Erika that the dog wasn’t the right fit. She bit the kids, and bit PK in the face. We see a picture of him with what look like scratches on his nose. I’m guessing the kids were probably rough with the dog, and PK shouldn’t have put his face there. Dorit was thinking the dog was going to a beautiful home, but ended up in a shelter. LVP called her and didn’t seem mad, just shocked like she was.

John says it wasn’t handled properly. LVP says this isn’t helpful, and she doesn’t want to talk about it. Teddi says Dorit should have come to her, and LVP says maybe Dorit believed Lucy was going to a good home. John says he’s pissed. Everyone is pissed, and he’s been dealing with it for a week. In LVP’s interview, she says she doesn’t think Dorit deliberately gave the dog away to a shelter. They go in the back where some dogs are in crates. John explains they keep them for seven days of observation to make sure nothing is wrong. LVP says she wishes Kyle had come to TomTom for the Daily Mail party. Kyle says LVP is full of sh*t, and she’s not doing this. She landed at 4 am, and LVP said it wasn’t even her party, acting like it was no big deal. In her interview, Kyle repeats that LVP said it wasn’t her party, and didn’t even invite her. Kyle says Dorit drops off a dog, and LVP gives her the benefit of the doubt. She’s not doing this again. LVP is being a bitch to her, but Dorit can bring a dog back, and gets away with it.

In Kyle’s interview, she says LVP likes to make her look bad in front of other people. She’s watched when friends did sh*tty things, and LVP has made excuses. We flash back to that. She says you don’t do that to one of your closest friends. LVP says Kyle hasn’t come to the restaurant once, but Kyle says it wasn’t finished, and she’s not doing this. On the side, Teddi tells Kyle that LVP is super sensitive right now. Kyle says she can feel it. LVP wants to start with her, and she’s been there for her. LVP apologizes, saying she made an idiot of herself. It’s not like her to lose her sh*t. Teddi says that’s’ what happens when you hold it in. In Kyles interview, she says that after LVP’s brother passed, there’s been ups and downs. One minute, everything is good, and the next, it’s not. It’s understandable. LVP sits on the steps and cries, calling herself an idiot. Teddi tells her not to be hard on herself.

LisaR gets ready for company. Denise Richards comes to the door. In her interview, LisaR says they go back in many different lifetimes. We see a clip of them talking about knowing each other for almost thirty years. She thinks Denise will blend in well. Denise is a seasoned old bitch like she is. Dorit arrives, followed by Erika. Erika asks how LisaR and Denise know each other, and LisaR says she saw Denise at Wilhelmina when Denise was sixteen. Erica says she loved Denise in The World is Not Enough, and Denise says she got slammed for that movie. They talk about Charlie Sheen. LisaR says she did a movie with him, and in the first scene, he was licking her toes. They’re like, eww! and we see a clip of that, which we can never unsee. They laugh about the margaritas being strong.

Dorit and PK meet LVP and Ken for dinner. Dorit asks how LVP is feeling, and LVP says she compartmentalizes, says it’s just a bad time in her life, and moves on. She can’t bring him back. In her interview, Dorit knows it’s affected LVP, no matter what she’s saying. She can see it; it’s physical. LVP wants to clear up the dog thing. She knows Dorit had no malintent. PK says she knows Dorit didn’t mean for that to happen, and LVP says that’s why she defended Dorit. She knows Dorit had the best intentions. PK says it was a mistake that could have been made by anybody. LVP says that’s why they make stringent rules, and put a $5K penalty in the contract. PK says, but the mistake was made by a best friend. In Dorit’s interview, she admits she signed the contract, but didn’t look at it with a fine-toothed comb. LVP says John lost his mind, and it got heated at the center. She tried to shut it down, but people are talking about it. Dorit wants to know who discussed it, and what they said. LVP says John spoke to Teddi; he’s close with her. In her interview, Dorit says LVP sent her a text that Teddi was aware of the situation, but made it seem like it was fine. She’s surprised there’s a different tone now, and Teddi is talking about it. She doesn’t want her private matters discussed with anyone, especially Teddi. They decide to move on.

There’s an amazing spread happening at Kyle’s. In her interview, she tells us when they were burglarized, they hadn’t had any celebrations there yet. This makes it feel like home, not just a house. Guests begin to arrive. Ooh! A Snow-Cone machine! Camille walks in, followed by LisaR and Denise. Kyle says she once belonged to a Hollywood moms group that Denise and LisaR were a part of. They would get together for potluck dinners, and it’s how she got to know Denise. She’s known Charlie since she was a teen. Her old boyfriend, C. Thomas Howell, used to hang around with him, but she wasn’t happy about it. You never knew what was going to happen – or what they’d bring home.

In her interview, Dorit says, in the past, she’s been a target of Teddi’s attacks. In the back of her mind, she’s thinking Teddi knows about the dog situation, and wonders how Teddi is going to torture her. The party is in full swing. In Teddi’s interview, she says Dorit isn’t mentioning anything, and she’s not going to with the kids there. In Dorit’s’ interview, she says they’re doing what they do in Beverly Hills. Put a smile on their faces, and put it behind them.

LVP and Ken show up. Ken hopes they saved some food. LisaR tells LVP she’s sorry, but LVP would rather not talk about it. In her interview, LisaR says, grief is a tricky thing. LVP keeps a stiff upper lip, and doesn’t want to deal with it. She doesn’t want get to the deep feelings. Kyle is feeling weirdly guilty. They had a conversation about Dorit, but no one is saying anything. I guess bringing up inappropriate topics at parties is the norm now. She says they probably don’t want to put Dorit in a bad situation. If you get the reputation of not caring for an animal, you’re screwed.

Mauricio does some grilling. LVP and Denise talk kids. Denise adopted another one, but she thinks Charlie is her dad. LVP sits on the porch with Camille. She asks if Camille is excited to get married. We see a clip of her showing off the ring. It’s stunning. LVP says it’s been eight years. She should have gotten married a few times by now. It’s Hollywood for God’s sake. Dorit and Teddi’s boys play together. In her interview, Teddi says her past with Dorit isn’t good, but the kids don’t care. They want spend time together, so figure it out, moms. Ken snoozes in the living room. It’s probably one of several living rooms. LVP talks about her car having been stolen, along with Charlie Sheen’s, and the cars going over a cliff. I’d like to hear more of that story.

The ladies, minus LVP, talk about how it was a different time when they were teenagers. Teddi says Boone’s Farm (a way too sweet, disgusting wine cooler) was their thing. Teddi uses the word winning, and everybody laughs about how Charlie used that word. In Teddi’s interview, she says, who knew saying winning would make her look like a loser. Thanks, Charlie. Erika announces that Teddi’s kid is peeing in the pool like a champ. LVP Hollywood kisses Kyle goodbye, but she’s wearing a wide-brimmed hat that gets in the way. Kyle says she can’t get near LVP, and LVP says the hat is intentional. Kyle sighs.

Next time, Kyle says somebody is hell bent on getting the story about Dorit out there, and the text says the real story is more shocking. This season, there will be a trip to Europe, more performing from Erika, Denise gets married, Brandi (ugh) is back, Teddi makes it rain, Camille calls LisaR a mean girl, and Kim accuses Denise of lying.

🗽 The new season of The Real Housewives of New York City begins on Wednesday, March 6th, at 9 pm.

🎀 In Wrapping It Up…

Hoping that the hour doesn’t reflect in the editing.

July 24, 2018 – Margaux Plays Detective, Hannah Gets in Trouble, Tyler, Two Toms & Four Thoughts

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

We see the headline: Fugitive found – Peter August in custody. Margaux bugs Drew, who’s sitting at the bar in the MetroCourt.

Nina visits Peter in the hospital. she wanted to make sure he was okay. He says she looks fantastic, and she says she runs a fashion magazine. They just kept her overnight as a precaution, but she’s on her way home. She tells him that Obrecht is in custody. Peter says he knows she was unraveling, but she starved and tortured him. He can’t be sorry she’s been brought to justice. She asks why he didn’t tell the police she was an accomplice.

Kiki goes to Alexis’s house. She doesn’t like Kiki’s look, and asks, what happened? Kiki says there was an article in The Invader about how accomplished David is, and how she’s exploiting him. Alexis says Scotty goes for the jugular, and knows how to work the press. She tells Kiki The Invader is just rag, and no one takes it seriously. Kiki says, until they do.

Ava and Griff see Julian, who tells them he’s staying at the hotel. He asks if they’ve seen The Invader’s article about Kiki’s lawsuit. Ava says it’s a good thing she’s reformed, or she’d be tempted to do something. Julian has some thoughts, but she tells him to hold on to them; they’ll talk later. After Julian leaves, Griff wonders, what thoughts?

Chase jumps rope at the gyn. Jason comes in, and asks if there are any updates on their plan. He’s worried about Michael. Chase says Nelle needs to be stopped, but Jason says, not if it costs Michael his life.

At the MetroCourt, Michael tells Nelle he thinks they should get away for a while. He asks if she wants to go hot or cold, and she says it depends on how she feels. He asks if she’s okay. She tells him that she’d feel better if her husband didn’t sneak off in the middle of the night, and she found herself alone. He says he had some dealings with the Japanese markets and didn’t want to wake her; she needs her sleep. She says she’ll tell him when she needs something. If he can’t or won’t give it to her… Michael says, then what?

Margaux tells Drew that she’s staying in the suite once occupied by Peter. She understands he’s been apprehended, and says, who knew he wasn’t who he said he was?

Peter tells Nina that he meant what he said. She’s a kind decent, woman. The only reason she got involved was because she wanted justice for her brother. He’s alive thanks to her. She says Valentin dragged him out, but he says he wouldn’t be there if she hadn’t intervened. She saved his life. Valentin arrives, and says there’s an old saying that when you save someone’s life, it belongs to you forever.

Griff asks Ava how Julian could help with the lawsuit? She says he’s always acting like he has the solution to everything, and knows better than everyone else. They’re about to go into the MetroCourt restaurant, and see Michael and Nelle. Ava suggests they go to Kelly’s. Griff asks if she’s avoiding Michael or Nelle. She says she doesn’t want to be reminded of the wedding. Carly accused Nelle of gaslighting her, and said she couldn’t have done it by herself. That’s Carly. Always blaming someone else. She says if they get room service, they could have breakfast in bed. He wants her to tell him why she keeps changing the subject.

Alexis says Kiki will be judged in a courtroom in front of a judge and a jury of her peers, not the court of public opinion. Kiki asks her to be honest. What are her chances of winning. Alexis says very good, but Kiki wants her to promise that, when it’s over, at the very least, David will be prevented from doing it again. Alexis says she’d be lying if said it always goes in the plaintiff’s favor.

Jason tells Chase, if it works, they’ll get what they want, but there are a lot of variables. They know Nelle isn’t predictable. She could get help without him, and they’ll have no warning and no way to stop it.

Nelle says, since the wedding, Michael has been distant. It’s like he has buyer’s remorse, and she doesn’t know what she did wrong. She just wants to be a loving wife and mother. Why is he treating her like an obligation; like he’s only putting up with the marriage? Michael says marriage is new to him too. He says, to be honest… never mind. She says, what? They have to talk about these things. He says he’s just worried about his mom. It’s bad enough she’s in Ferncliff, but now she’ll be there longer. Nelle thinks he’s right. She doesn’t want to talk about his mom. The stress is no good for the baby. Michael says, or her. Nelle says Carly is still coming between them. Whether she’s locked up or crashing their wedding, she’s always there; she wins. Michael says it’s not a competition. Hasn’t he proved that? She says, before. She keeps thinking about the ELQ benefit, where she showed up in the wrong dress. He came in wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt to make her feel better. It was a little thing, but it meant a lot. It showed he cared. She wishes they could be in that place again.

Drew tells Margaux that Peter appeared to be a CEO. He entrusted the future of his company to Peter, and Peter betrayed that trust. Margaux says people lie on their resumes all the time, but he says they usually don’t lie about their name. Peter knew his father was coming after him, but didn’t tell anyone. One of his best employees was made a widow, and his fashion editor, Nina, lost her brother. Everything Peter set in motion affected a lot of lives. He hopes she goes after him. She has a lot of questions, but they have to wait. Drew says a lot of them can be answered on the website, but she says, not all.

Valentin says it looks like Peter may have repaid him. Nina says by covering up her part. Peter suggests she not say that out loud. Three-quarters of getting away with something is keeping your mouth shut. He doesn’t want her to think about him one more minute. She has better things to do, and better people to worry about. She leaves, and Valentin thanks him for covering. Peter says he brought his father into her life, and he took her brother. Valentin says, no argument from him. Peter says that brings him to Valentin. How does he repay the man he thought was a friend, who destroyed his life?

Ava says if anyone is changing the subject, it’s Griff. When he heard Peter was in the ER, he shut down. Griff says he was frustrated. He couldn’t get ahold of Anna, and didn’t want to take out his frustrations on her. She asks if he isn’t worried about the DNA test. It won’t help him to tell anyone, and Peter is beyond saving. He says, it’s never too late for salvation. She says he can tell her anything. He kisses her, and has to go.

Nelle tells Michael that she’s getting a reminder from the baby about what’s at stake. She apologizes for being touchy. He tells her, no worries. The only thing they can do is move forward. She says, absolutely, and tells him to get back to the office, and don’t worry about her or the baby. They’ll be just fine. When he’s gone, she takes out her phone.

Chase tells Jason there’s always a risk when it comes to a sting. Jason says, Michael’s like is not an acceptable risk. Chase says, he’s not alone. They have the full cooperation of Jordan and the PCPD. He gets a text, and says Nelle wants to meet on the pier. Jason asks if he thinks she’s going to ask him to kill Michael. Chase says the clock is ticking. Jason says, what if they’re wrong? Either way, he needs to know exactly what she says.

Ava goes to Julian’s hotel room. She wants to hear his plan to help Kiki. He says there’s no plan. He’s withdrawing the offer. He can’t get involved.

Kiki tells Alexis that she’s read the statistics. Out of 11,000 sexual harassment cases, barely 6% end up getting justice. Alexis sees she’s been on the internet when she told her not to do that. She says they’ve been over this. It’s going to be difficult, but she has to be strong. Kiki says she’s doing her best, but she doesn’t know how much more she can take. Alexis hugs her.

Valentin tells Peter that he wishes he could fix what he did. Peter says Valentin handed him over to his father to raise him. Valentin says that’s why he broke Peter out of jail. He asks what he can do to balance their ledger? Peter laughs, saying it’s a great question. He wishes he had an answer. He tells Valentin not to worry. One day, he’ll be right again, and will think of something.

Griff asks Nina what she’s doing. She says, going to work, and he says, absolutely not. She says she can’t stay here. Her soon-to-be ex is overly concerned. He says he’ll sign off on her discharge if she goes directly home and rests. She can work from home, as long as it’s not stressful. She promises to stay stress-free. He thinks maybe someone should stay with her, and Valentin appears, saying that’s not a problem.

Jason punches the bag. Michael comes in, and says the traditional, what did that bag ever do to you? Jason says it’s good to see him safe and sound. Michael asks why he wouldn’t be, and Jason says he’s setting up his wife to kill him. Jason was there when Chase got the text. Game on.

Nelle waits at the docks. Chase arrives, and she says, everything he told her, everything he warned her about Michael, turned out to be true.

Ava says Julian can’t help defend his niece against a predator? Kiki could lose and her career could be tanked. He says he can help legally, but she says no one needs his legal help. He tells her that he wants to be a better man for Kim and her son. Charlie’s is a fun, legit place, here people come to have a good time. Ava says, people like Kim? She asks if he thinks it’s serious, and he says all he knows, is that if Ava can make it work with Dr. Do-Good, anything can happen.

Griff tells Peter that he’ll get the paperwork ready, then he’s done. Peter says it was unfair to tell him to stay silent when he found out Peter was Faison’s son. Griff says he made own choices. Peter says he must be relieved the secret is out. Griff asks if he looks relieved. I have never once seen Griff look relieved. Peter tells him not to worry; he’ll take it to his grave. Griff says the thing about a lie is that it makes it easier to tell another, and another, until – Margaux pops in and asks for a minute. Peter says he doesn’t know he, but she says he does now. She’s the DA. He thinks he should have his lawyer there, but she says it’s just a friendly visit to let him know that when he goes to jail this time, he’ll stay there.

Drew appears, saying he thought Margaux would be there. He asks if they mind if he joins them. He has some questions himself. Margaux says she can’t ask any unless his lawyer is present, and steps aside. Drew says when Peter was in prison, he offered Drew his life back. He’d like to know where the hell it is.

Valentin brings Nina to her hotel room. He tells her when she’s up for a visit, he’ll bring Charlotte by. She tells him mission accomplished, and not to treat her like an invalid. He says he pulled her out of a burning barn, and saved her life. She says, thanks, but he says he doesn’t need gratitude. He needs her. She says the relationship is broken beyond repair, even if he doesn’t accept it. It’s like science. You don’t have to believe it, just accept that it is. He says they love each other, and a life or death situation puts things in perspective. They’re still in love and still alive. He can’t promise to always pull her from burning barn, but he can show her in smaller ways. He puts his hand on hers and says, in her heart, she wants it to be possible.

Michael tells Jason that he cares about the baby growing up with a mother in prison. Jason says, it’s better than the alternative. Michael says they’ll ask questions at some point, and ask to see her. Jason says he’ll handle it. It will be okay because he’s their dad. They’ll feel loved and valued, and trust him. He gives Michael a lot of credit for putting his kid first, unlike Nelle. He tells Michael to think of the kind of mother she’d be; what she’d teach their child; there’s nothing more important than getting what you want. The baby deserves a loving mother, not someone who will use the child as a pawn to get what she wants.

Nelle tells Chase that Michael only married her to secure parental rights. He’s going to take the baby away. He’s leaving everything to the baby. He’ll divorce her, and because he’s a Quartermaine, she’ll be deemed unfit, and lose everything. She signed a prenup. Chase said he’d take care of her, and he’s a man of his word. The only way to protect herself is to stay married. Chase says the Quartermaines are crazy rich, but they would never hurt her to take her baby. Nelle says not them, but the Corinthos side. They want to take her out. He asks if that isn’t a little extreme, but she says they don’t just want her out of Michael’s life. They want her dead.

Alexis asks Kiki what she’s going to do. She says, stay focused, and binge cute animal videos online. She pictures walking into the courtroom, and seeing David’s smug grin, like she never had a chance. Alexis says, wipe it off. She wants a little more enthusiasm. She says, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Ava tells Julian it would make his day if there was trouble between her and Griff. Julian says, as long as he makes her happy, and she says, he does. He says he didn’t doubt it until she tried to convince him. He asks what’s going on, but her phone rings. She says it’s Alexis. Alexis says she needs to see her. Ava asks if it’s about Kiki’s trial, and Alexis says she’ll tell her when she gets there. Julian wonders what it’s about, and Ava says she’ll know when she gets there, and gripes about being summoned like a servant.

Drew tells Peter that he’d said there’s a flash drive with his memories on it. He used it as a bargaining chip. Drew insists it was a lie, and Peter never had it, but Peter says he did. He was going to give it to him, but then Obrecht got him. He was unconscious, and left it in the hotel room. There was an envelope with Drew’s name on it, but then, everything went dark. Margaux remembers finding the envelope. She says she’s going to leave them. She hopes Peter enjoys stay. It’s a spa compared to where he’s going next. Peter says Obrecht drugged him, but he had Drew’s memories. Drew says they both know Peter never indented to give it to him.

Nina tells Valentin not to think she doesn’t want to walk into her office, and see a beautiful flower arrangement. It breaks her heart, thinking of him, her, and Charlotte, sitting on the couch, watching TV. It will never happen again. He took Anna’s baby and gave it to Faison. An innocent child was given to a monster, because of his vendetta. If Peter wants to forgive Valentin, that’s his business. She can’t do that. He was a beautiful, innocent child, not a weapon of revenge.

Nelle says she heard Sonny telling Michael he’ll take care of the problem. She’s the problem. She knows how Sonny takes care of problems. Chase suggests telling Jordan.

At Alexis’s place, Ava says she hopes it’s important. Alexis says it might come as a shock, but she needs Ava’s help with something.

Griff sees Kiki at the hospital. She says she’s an idiot, and he asks, why? She says The Invader ran a mean, ugly editorial about her, and she read it. He says he did too. She says, and then he stopped and put it away, but she keeps reading it. She’s obsessed. He says it’s complete garbage, and she says, it gets recycled, and never goes away. She walks away.

Valentin tells Nina that he’ll back off; give her time and distance. She needs to miss what they have. Then there’s hope. She says Peter needed hope. If he had a time machine, and could give Peter a chance at a normal life, away from Faison – who caused them so much pain. Can he give that to Peter? Can he give her brother back? Valentin says he can’t. She says then there’s not a lot to talk about. She tells him to go away. Leave her alone. He leaves, and she leans against the door. He lingers on the other side, and finally walks down the hall.

Peter tells Drew, it’s the truth. The flash drive is out there. Drew tells him to stop. Even if he believed Peter – which he doesn’t – it’s too late. He has a life; the only life that matters. If he wants to make it right, good luck. Peter says, it’s the truth. He coughs, and says, it’s out there… somewhere. How X-Files of him.

Margaux asks the MetroCourt hostess if they have a lost and found; she lost an earring. The hostess opens a locked box for her, and Margaux pretends to look. She finds the flash drive, and hides it in her hand, saying it’s not there. When the hostess takes the box back, she looks at the flash drive.

Michael tells Jason he still doesn’t know if the good he saw in Nelle was ever there. In a way, he hopes it wasn’t, and she was playing him all along. If there was any genuine real shot at happiness, that person is long gone. Jason says he’s sorry Nelle isn’t the person Michael wants her to be, but all that matters is containing the threat, so the baby will be safe.

Nelle tells Chase that Michael’s father is relentless; his eyes are flat and cold. She’s just an obstacle to be removed. She doesn’t want to die. Chase holds her, and says that’s not going to happen. She asks what she’s going to do? There’s nowhere she can go or hide where he can’t find her. How can he protect her/ Chase says he can be resourceful when he needs to be. She says the only way for Michael not to become a widower, is if she becomes a widow first. Um… wouldn’t Sonny be gunning for her extra hard if that happened?

Tomorrow, Nelle tells Chase there’s only one solution, Michael tells Jason the trap has been set, and Alexis brings a group together for Kiki.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Kenny wants lunch to be carted to the beach. Adam knew he’d try to get payback, and says, let’s do this, even though it takes a couple of hours to set something like that up. Hannah never had an anxiety attack on a boat, and thinks it’s more than just Conrad. Captain Sandy is breathing down her neck, and she’s sharing a cabin with someone who’s seeing a guy she detests.

The tender is lowered, and everyone runs around trying to get the lunch packed and everything ready. Conrad is worried about Hannah, but has to concentrate on his work. They head for the beach with the supplies. Kenny and company get busy with drinking. Jamie is upset that she’s sick, and the captain tells her not to cry. She didn’t ask to be sick; just take her medicine and rest. Jamie says it’s horrible.

João and Brooke set up the tent, and Brooke decorates the table shells. Adam says with this industry and the echelon of clients, you don’t get a second chance. He wants to make sure the guests have the best possible experience. Kasey thinks the charter is running smother because no one is hassling her; she and Brooke are in sync. Adam thinks Brooke pulled off the fastest beach picnic in history. Kenny asks for the slide when they return.

Lunch is served, and Kenny asks if there are any onions in it. Brooke says, absolutely not, but he doesn’t trust it. Wife Amber says Adam is stepping up this time, but the day isn’t over. Captain Sandy thinks Conrad is laser focused, and jokingly asks, what’s different? Adam brings some food to Hannah. He doesn’t want to pry, but needs to ask if she’s okay.

Amber asks if João and Brooke are roommates. She says, no, but Amber says, sometimes? and Brooke gets embarrassed. She thought she was being professional. The tent blows away, but João catches it before it gets to the water. Captain Sandy washes dishes because she’s cool that way. All that work, and the guests are back, and ready for the slide. It does look like fun. Brooke says they loved the food, and the captain says they’re amazing, referring to her crew.

Conrad asks how Hannah is feeling. In his interview, he says his father dumped him and ran. He never wants anyone to feel abandoned like he did as a child. Captain Sandy wants to move the boat slightly, while leaving everything in the water. She tells Conrad to move the slide with the tender. João makes a suggestion, but Conrad says it’s sorted. João asks why not take his idea into consideration; he’s just offering advice. Conrad tells him to just shut his mouth and do his job. In his interview, João wonders why he needs to take orders from a bosun who knows less than him. This is just a wild guess, but because he’s the bosun and not you? In his interview, Conrad says he was expected to act with respect when he was growing up. João doesn’t like to be challenged, and can’t back down. He has to fight back. João wonders why his way isn’t better.

Captain Sandy looks in on Hannah, and asks if she ate. Hannah says she had a sandwich, and should be fine first thing tomorrow.

The guests drink like fish in the hot tub, which I suppose is appropriate. The captain says the picnic was the fastest set up in the history of yachting, and tells them that they were amazing. João thinks Conrad looks ridiculous towing the slide, but Captain Sandy seems to think it’s awesome, and takes pictures. She tells João he can drive the boat. Brooke is glad Kasey is mature and able enough to put aside their personal drama; they have a good working relationship. The guests get ready for dinner. Adam is ready to deal with Kenny; he’s in the right mindset. Anchor is dropped, and the slide is put back in place. The captain says there are many ways to solve a problem. There is no right or wrong, as long as it’s solved. I concur.

Everyone waits on Kenny and Amber to get in gear for dinner. Adam says it’s classic yachting. He preps to hold for this reason. Captain Sandy says it’s going to be a late night. Apparently, Kenny and Amber are napping, and Brooke says it’s her first time waking up guests. They could be hostile, but they might be mad if they want to have dinner and missed it. Dinner was supposed to be at 9:30. It’s 10 30 and Desmond wants to eat.

Brooke calls the room, saying she wanted to make sure they knew dinner was at 9:30, but they’re holding it off. In her interview, she’s worried, since Adam has an issue with not communicating. She wants to get it right. Adam is practically falling asleep. Brooke tells the other guests that Kenny is working on getting it together. She brings him coffee or tea or something. Amber isn’t feeling well. Brooke suggests starting dinner in ten minutes, and they’ll hold hers on the side. Brooke tells Adam, who says, let’s get this party started. He says she always tries to find solutions.

Hannah tells Kasey that she’s trying to keep food down. In her interview, she says anxiety debilitates you, and it spilled over into the workplace, but there’s nothing she can do. Adam wants to show what he’s capable of. He’s keeping it local, creating an appetizer with the figs he picked on the hike and walnuts. The entrée is a rib eye with twice baked potatoes, which sounds awfully good. Captain Sandy interrupts Colin’s downtime, saying they need him. She helps bring some plates up to the guests, and they ask if she’s eating with them. She explains she’s helping because they’re shorthanded.

Conrad gets in bed with Hannah. Colin says Brooke makes him feel like he’s the world’s greatest comedian. Amber makes it to the table. Give that lady an onion! Brooke thinks everything is going smoother without Hannah. She’s not second guessing herself, and has help. It’s better than usual. Colin makes up a Broadway song, and sings while he mops the galley, making everyone laugh.

Adam visits the dinner table. Amber tells him it’s the best potato ever. Finally, everyone goes to bed, and everything is quiet.

Hannah says she has two options. Go home and get healthy, or throw herself into her work, finish the season with her head held high, and make some money. Colin calls home, and says it’s crazy busy on the yacht. Hannah tells herself, it’s just a moment in time. Jamie does laundry. Kasey says João is trying, but she’s not going to be fake. She tells Hannah that Brooke thinks they’re all talking about her and João, but no one is. Hannah says Brooke goes from relationship to relationship. In her interview, Kasey says Hannah wanted to fire her, but now she wants to have mean girl gossip. It’s a power move, and interesting that she’s a chess piece.

Jamie doesn’t want to get anyone sick, but doesn’t want them to have a double work load. Adam calls Captain Sandy to the galley. He tells her that he has plethora of onions, and suggests having a scavenger hunt. The captain asks if the prize is an onion, which is exactly what I was thinking. She tells him it’s a brilliant idea. Breakfast starts. Hannah tells Brooke that Kasey really turned around, and everyone is happy. In her interview, Brooke feels betrayed, and isn’t entertaining any nastiness. Hannah thinks João came between them, and when he dumps Brooke – not if, but when – she’ll come crawling back. Brooke doesn’t care about Hannah’s opinion, but don’t take out on her.

Kenny tells Hannah that Brooke is awesome. They’ve been calling João Ice, like from Top Gun. Hannah hasn’t seen it, only clips, which Kenny finds shocking. I have to confess, I didn’t see it in the theater, and never paid enough attention when it was on TV to know what he’s talking about. Kenny says they were talking about putting them together, meaning Brooke and João, and Hannah says, interesting. She asks if they put Kasey with anyone, and he says, no. Before he even finishes the word, Hannah asks what about her. He says they all seem too young for her, and she says they’re very young. She feels like a grandmother. The most fabulous breakfast in the world is ready. Amber says, it’s everything you could possibly want. In his interview, Adam says he wants to prove he has what takes to satisfy a guy like Kenny. I could make a rude joke here, but I’ll let it pass. Jamie works and coughs. Captain Sandy asks if she’s okay, and Jamie says working makes her feel better. In her interview, the captain says Jamie has been on antibiotics, and hopefully past the infectious stage. She’s an adult, and the captain can’t force her to stay down.

Hanna makes suggestions for the guests’ itinerary. Kenny asks if Brooke and Ice can come with them to the mainland. She asks if she’s not their number one anymore, and Kenny invites her along. Colin asks Brooke how service went, and she says it was great, but too long. Hannah tells the captain the guest want to be taken out exploring, then dropped off at the beach for a couple of hours. Kenny wants to do a backflip off the wakeboard, when he’d previously said he wanted a jet ski. Captain Sandy tells Conrad it’s all about quickness, and he says he got mixed signals. In her interview, the captain says she’s forgiving. She understands that the crew is human and flawed, but she wants accountability. She tells Conrad that yesterday, he was unbelievable. She wondered, who is this guy? Guess who wasn’t on deck? Conrad says, no, but she shakes her head. He says he hasn’t spoken to Hannah, and the captain tells him not to revert back. Take a breath before he launches into something.

Kenny does some waterskiing… or something. Hannah tells Captain Sandy that they’re taking them to the cape. In her interview, the captain sys that Hannah looks great; refreshed. She bounced back; what she needed was rest. Hannah asks if they should drop the guests off, or stay and have a Coke with them. Captain Sandy is happy that Hannah pulled it together in a day, and tells her that’s fine, but don’t stay for hours. They head for the mainland, and set up a bar on the dock. Hannah says the guests want her to have a drink, but she wouldn’t put past Captain Sandy to give her a breathalyzer.

Brooke tells João about the tension with Hannah. He says it’s kindergarten sh*t. Conrad tells Hannah what Captain Sandy said. Hannah thinks the captain knows not to try that with her, because she’ll fight back. Does Hannah understand that Captain Sandy is her boss? Back at the yacht, the boat gets spiffed up, and dinner is prepared. At 7:30, they’re still not back, and the captain starts to get pissed. She says Hannah was down for 24 hours, and then jumps on a boat, while Brooke is stuck carrying the load. It’s not fair. She radios for Hannah to get back to the boat, and see her immediately. She’s not happy.

The clock ticks away, and the captain says Hannah is taking advantage. In the tender, Hannah says she’s just doing her job. Captain Sandy wants to fire her effing ass. João says, better them than us. Kenny says, it was awesome. Hannah goes to the bridge, and the captain tells her to get away, and go to her cabin. She’ll see Hannah when she’s calm. Hannah starts to leave, and the captain says she’s on the verge of firing her. Hannah asks, for what? and she tells Hannah to leave. Hannah freaks in her cabin.

To be continued…

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📺 The Haves and the Have Nots will be back in August. It’s just reruns in the timeslot right now. I have no idea when If Loving You Is Wrong is coming back. I miss Tyler Perry, but I’m grateful for the break.

📣 A TomTom Tidbit…

Just when you thought LVP couldn’t open one more restaurant.

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March 7, 2018 – More Earthquake Aftermath, the Burning Shed, What Up Bravo & Homina

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Things are shaking again in Port Charles. Jason tells Sam not to move.

Ned is at the station on the phone. It’s chaos. He asks for FEMA to get involved; he needs federal assistance. Good luck with that. He says he’s waiting ten minutes, and then he’s calling the White House. Alexis tells him that she hasn’t heard from either of her daughters since the quake.

Molly is brought into the hospital. She was hit by falling debris, and lost consciousness on the way there. Finn calls for a bunch of medical stuff. He tells Julian and TJ to wait outside.

Drew asks if Kim is all right. She’s okay, but Oscar not so much. His breathing is shallow again. Dante yells for Drew, but sees him smushed underneath the freezer door.

Sam looks through a hole in the floor, and tells Jason there’s nothing down there. He says if it shifts again, they could fall. She asks what they’re going to do, and he says he’s working on it.

Franco and Elizabeth go to the hospital. She asks him to check on the boys. Josslyn talks to TJ about Oscar. TJ says Kim is a doctor. He’s sure she’s taking great care of him, and Josslyn says he’ll be okay, and so will Molly. Amy tells TJ that he can come in.

Finn says Molly has a broken rib, but no internal bleeding. TJ is welcome to stay with her; she should be waking up any time now. He sits by the bed and takes her hand. He tells her that she’s going to be all right, but he needs a favor. He wants her to wake up and tell him herself

Ned says they’re coordinating the evacuation centers. Alexis asks if Jordan has heard from Molly and TJ, but she hasn’t. Alexis tells Ned that they were on Charles Street. Finn calls Alexis to tell her that Molly is at the hospital and should be fine. She asks about TJ, and Finn says he’s fine too. Alexis lets Ned know that Molly is stable, and asks him to tell Jordan that TJ is okay. An officer confers with Jordan. Ned tells her about TJ, and gets a call from emergency services.

Molly opens her eyes. TJ tells her that she has a broken rib, but Finn says she’ll be fine. She asks him to take her oxygen mask off. He says he shouldn’t, and she tells him that he can put it back after he kisses her. Done and done.

Dante shoves everything aside. Kim asks what happened. Dante tells her that Drew is trapped under a door, but he can’t tell how badly Drew is hurt. He needs help lifting the door, but Kim can’t leave Oscar; she doesn’t like the way he’s breathing. Dante throws Oscar over his shoulder, and says, let’s go. Kim follows.

Jason cautiously gets up. He tells Sam the doorway is clear. If she grabs his hand, he can pull her out. The trailer starts to rock, and Jason tells her to stay close to the ground and go slow. It rocks again, and Sam says if she moves anymore, it will go. She tells Jason to jump out; the trailer will protect her. He says, no, it won’t, and tells her keep going. Focus on him. She reaches out.

Finn tells Alexis to go right in, and that Molly will be fine. Molly tells Alexis that TJ saved her, but he says it wasn’t just him.

Julian asks Josslyn if there’s any word on Molly, and she says TJ is with her. He asks why she’s there alone, and she tells him that she’s not. Her mom is upstairs with Michael, and she’s waiting for Oscar. Julian asks if he’s okay, but she doesn’t know.

Olivia-Q shows up at the station, and asks Ned how it’s going. He tells her that he’s coordinating the state and federal services. He was just informed of a water main break, and there are people unaccounted for. Olivia asks how this happened, but that’s what he’d like to know.

Julian asks if Franco isn’t overdressed, and Franco tells him a natural disaster doesn’t care what your plans are. Dante brings in Oscar. Josslyn runs to him, but Kim tells her to stand back. She says Oscar will be fine, but his father isn’t.

Jason says he knows Sam can do this. He tells her don’t quit and never panic. The trailer rocks, and she slides back. She says she’s panicking. Jason holds out his hand, and says she can do it. He grasps her hand, and says he’s got her. Love twinkles out of her eyes, and I roll mine. He grabs her as the floor falls out.

Ned says the last earthquake there was in 1991, and it was a once in a ten-thousand-year event. Earthquakes don’t happen there, and definitely not every twenty-five years. Why this one? Jim shows up, saying his equipment is at their disposal. Jordan says Charles Street sustained the most damage, and Jim says it’s on a landfill and not stable. Jordan says he didn’t waste any time digging, and he asks what she’s implying. She says she’s just stating facts. He started digging immediately after the election. Jim says he has all the proper permits, and she says she doesn’t think the Faultline cares about permits. Olivia says it takes deeper digging to reach a Faultline; like if you’re digging for natural gas – she saw it on PBS. Jim offers to help in any way he can, and leaves the station. Ned tells Jordan that he gets she doesn’t like Jim, but now is not the time. The city is in chaos and people are hurting. They have to pull together as a community, and figure out who to blame later.

Dante and Franco go back to The Floating Rib. Dante says Drew is still breathing, and his pulse is steady. Franco says, good; that means they can wait. Dante is like, no it doesn’t. Franco says he gets it. He was pinned under a file cabinet for a couple of hours, but Drew will be mad if they screw it up and he’s paralyzed. A light falls from the ceiling, and Dante says if they wait any longer, and the building collapses, he’ll be dead.

Finn tells Kim that Oscar is going to be okay, but Kim says she wants him admitted for observation. Amy puts him on the list. Kim sits next to his bed, and says he did good. He’s strong and brave, and hung in there. He says his dad saved him.

Franco and Dante can’t get the door to budge. Franco thinks they should call the fire department, but Dante doesn’t think they have time. They talk about what they can use for leverage.

Jason and Sam jump out of the trailer door in slow motion.

Kim tells Oscar that all his life, she said she was the only parent he needed. She wonders if she made the wrong choice. His father could have been there all along. Josslyn comes in. She says Amy told her that he would be all right, but she wanted to see for herself. Kim tells her to stay, and gives her the seat, saying she’ll be back in a few minutes. Josslyn tells Oscar that she spent hours wanting to be with him, and now that she is, she doesn’t know what to say. The only reason he’s there is because he gave her his jacket, and it must have kept her warm enough, but at his expense. She thanks him for saving her. She hopes there isn’t a next time, but if there is, she’ll save him right back. Kim listens, and tears up. She walks away, and Julian follows her.

Franco uses his own legs as leverage. Dante pulls Drew out, but Franco is stuck.

Jim sees Elizabeth, and says he guesses she didn’t make it down the aisle. She says there was an earthquake, and things didn’t go as planned. He hopes he didn’t overstep, but they seemed to make each other happy. Elizabeth says they do. She and Franco are still getting married. They just need to pick a new date.

TJ tells Alexis that they were in front of their old building when the earthquake hit. They ran for cover, but Molly got pinned under an awning that fell. Julian showed up, and helped move the awning and carry her to the hospital. He doesn’t think she would have made it without Julian. Molly nods in agreement.

Kim cries in the locker room. Julian asks if she’s okay. She says she’s getting there. Oscar was treated for hypothermia, but he’ll be okay. Julian asks if those are tears of relief, and she says, mostly. Drew was trapped during the aftershock, and they had to leave with Oscar. Rescuers are getting him, but the building is unstable.

Dante asks Franco to hand him the crowbar. Franco is like, are you kidding? but Dante says he can’t hold the door and reach it at the same time. Franco manages to get it, and Dante props the door up with it. They both slide out before it falls.

Something explodes near Jason and Sam.

Franco and Dante carry Drew out.

Jason asks if Sam is okay. She thinks so. They look longingly at each other.

Drew is brought to the hospital. Finn says he has multiple contusions, and possible internal injuries. There’s no cubicle, so Finn examines him in the hallway. Dante tells them he was trapped under a freezer door. Finn asks how they got him out, and Franco says, physics. Drew asks about Oscar.

Josslyn tells Oscar it’s weird how things she thought were important don’t matter. She thought she would literally die if she didn’t wear that dress to the dance, and it got ruined by asshat Troy. She thought that was a tragedy, but a tragedy is an earthquake. A tragedy is being stuck in a freezer. A tragedy is after all this, if he’s not okay. Oscar smiles and opens his eyes. She tells him that she’ll get a doctor, but he asks her not to leave.

Kim tells Julian that she has to pull it together; she can’t stop shaking. Julian holds her, saying everything will be okay. She says he doesn’t know that, but he says they’ll hope for the best. Alexis comes in, and Kim goes back to Oscar. Alexis says not that it’s her business, but is Kim all right? Julian says Oscar was injured, but he’ll be okay. He asks about Molly, and Alexis says she’s doing very well, thanks to him. He says it’s no big deal, but Alexis says TJ claimed he couldn’t have gotten her out without Julian’s help. She thanks him. He asks if there’s something else, and she says Molly asked to see him.

Ned and Jordan give a televised speech. Like people must be glued to their battery-run TVs. He says in accordance with the state and federal government, the governor has declared a state of emergency. Jordan says there’s a mandatory evacuation for Charles Street, and the adjacent neighborhoods. Ned lists the places set up for triage, and says if a missing person needs to be reported, there will be coordinators at the sites. It’s a difficult time, but they’re coming together and helping each other, and will continue to do so in the days ahead.

Oscar tells Josslyn that he feels floaty and relaxed. Kim comes in, and Oscar says sorry he scared her. She says she can’t yell at him for being a hero, but don’t do it again. He asks about Drew, and Amy comes in, saying his dad is asking about him. Kim tells them that Drew is by the nurses’ station, waiting for a room. He has some serious bruising, but should be fine. Oscar says Drew can have his bed, but Amy says that’s up to the doctor, and he needs to stay there. Kim leaves to check on Drew.

Franco tells Elizabeth that you had to be there. A door fell on Drew, and he and Dante got underneath it to lift it off. Dante gets a call, and thanks Franco. Franco is like, that just happened; Dante just thanked him. Elizabeth says he saved Drew’s life. Franco says he needs a shower, and feel free to join him. Elizabeth says don’t tempt her

Kim tells Drew that Oscar is fine, and asked her to check on him.

Sam needs to tell Jason something. She knew it was him at the pier and in her hospital room. She couldn’t say anything because couldn’t hurt him. Jason says it’s okay. Sam says every day, she had to tell herself the nightmare is over; he’s alive. She told him to keep his distance, but she didn’t mean it. Every day she was hoping to run into him, so she could hear his voice or see his eyes. She’s not supposed to say this, but she doesn’t care. She never stopped loving him.

Molly thanks Julian for saving TJ. He’s glad he was there, and she says, so is she. Alexis looks hopeful.

Franco showers. Elizabeth joins him.

Josslyn tells Oscar that when it’s over, she’ll have to apologize to the cop who evacuated her from The Floating Rib. She wanted to stay, but he dragged her away. The whole way there, she threatened to sue him. She told him the PCPD has a bias against her family, which is true, and that they have the best lawyer, which is also true. Oscar says she sounds fierce, and she says she was total bitch. He’s flattered that she was fighting to stay with him, and she says she’ll always fight for that.

Kim tells Drew that Oscar will be fine. She can’t believe he trapped himself in the freezer, and Drew says love makes you do stupid things. She says it’s easier in San Diego. If you want to kiss a girl, you can just take her for a walk on the beach. She tells him that she’s sorry she was unfair to him and Oscar. She didn’t give him a chance to be a father. He says he might not agree with some of her choices, but he knows she loves Oscar, and he’s a great kid. He has a chance to know him now, and he’s grateful. She says she is too. If it hadn’t been for him… He saved Oscar’s life. Drew says they both did.

Jason takes Sam’s hand, and says he loves her. He didn’t say it until now because he didn’t want to pressure her. Sam says she made such a mess of the whole situation, but Jason says none of them did this. It was done to them, and there’s no easy or clean way out. No matter what, he knows she loves him and he loves her. If that’s all it is, it’s enough.

Tomorrow, Nelle says it’s not possible, Sam tells Drew she was with Jason, and Carly tells Sonny that he has to deal with his father’s Alzheimer’s.

If Loving You is Wrong

Brad tells Alex that she told him Dr. Raston switched the DNA tests. She lied to him again. Alex is like, homina-homina, and Dr. Raston says to tell the truth; she didn’t say it and she didn’t do it. Alex admits she lied. She just wanted Brad to calm down. He tells her to stay away from him. He’s done.

Randal says he’s confused. Did she do it or not do it? Dr. Raston says she didn’t do anything. Randal says he and his lawyer are going to burn some asses. He’s going to sue her. Dr. Raston wisely leaves. Randal tells Alex he has a degree; he’s a master in psychological warfare. He tells her to give up. She says she can’t beat him at anything, and he’s glad she finally sees that. He asks if the baby is his, and Alex says of course; he looks just like him. Can we please name the baby before he’s in kindergarten? Randal asks why lie, and Alex says she already said she’s sorry. He asks if Marcie’s baby is his. Alex says yes, and he asks how she knows. She tells him to check the dates. She points out where Marcie is, and tells him to go cause hell for someone else. She’s also done. He tells her skedaddle back home – really, he used that word – and he’ll meet her in the shed later. Don’t keep him waiting. He has someone else waiting for him.

Randal slips into Marcie’s room. She tells him that he needs to leave. He says he needs to check on his wife. He asks what’s wrong? Her body can’t handle the stress? She starts breathing heavy, and he asks why she miscarries all these babies; what’s wrong with her body? She tells him to leave. He says he’s there to encourage her. She’s going to have this one, and he’ll be healthy and happy. He asks what they’re naming him, and she says, Brad. He tells her it’s his, and they’re naming him Randal. Marcie insists it’s not his. Randal says, he’s mine. She wants him to leave, and he says we can’t always get what we want. Thanks for the Rolling Stones earworm, Randal. He says he finally got his child though. Marcie tells him it’s not his baby, and he says that’s not what he heard from Alex. She says they both know how honest Alex is, but he says he did some counting, and figured out the baby is his. He’s been having wonderful dreams abut his babies being raised by Daddy Randal. Marcie tells him to keep on dreaming. He says he’s stopping by Larry’s office, and Marcie says that he signed the papers; let her go. Randal says he didn’t sign them; who told her that? She says she saw them, and tells him get out. The light bulb comes on over Randal’s head, and he remembers signing something else for Larry. Too late to argue with Larry now.

Lushion goes into the interrogation room, and asks Kelly how the visit with Justice was. She says, too short, and he asks if she’s okay. She doesn’t know how she feels. He tells her to hang on, and she asks for how long? He says as long as it takes. Kelly says her son deserves better than her, and Lushion tells her not to talk like that. She starts crying, and says she can still see Travis and smell his blood. Lushion tells her to stop talking. He has someone who wants to see her. Pull it together.

Natalie – who has a big hand in this whole mess – comes in, and asks how Kelly is. She says Kelly doesn’t look so good, and Kelly still has enough of a sense of humor to say, thanks. Natalie says that’s not what she meant; she doesn’t look like herself. Her hair is still totally fabulous though. Kelly says she’s floating above, like she’s not there. She gives Natalie a paper, saying it’s a thank you letter. Natalie says no thanks necessary, but Kelly says she’s been a good friend and she’s grateful for her taking Justice. She tells Natalie to wait until later to read it. Lushion comes back, and Kelly thanks him. He says he’s going to get her out. Kelly doesn’t know how. Carl showed her what the DA has, and it’s bad. Lushion says she’ll get out, but she says she did it; she killed him. He tells her that he needs her to stop talking in there. Kelly wants to lie down, and Natalie promises to be back. Kelly says she loves them both, and Natalie says they love her too. Lushion walks out with Natalie, saying he’ll e back in a second.

Natalie tells Lushion maybe it wasn’t a good idea for Justice to see Kelly just yet. She thinks they should keep an eye on her, and Lushion says she’s monitored 24/7. He goes back to work, and Esperanza asks how Natalie’s visit was. Natalie says she’s worried, and asks if Esperanza is okay. She says she’s fine, but Natalie doesn’t buy it. Esperanza says she feels silly talking about it, but she’s been calling Steven and he’s not picking up. Natalie asks, didn’t she tell him that she didn’t want to talk to him? Esperanza admits she told him it was over, but he should still answer his calls; she thinks it’s rude. Natalie asks if they’re doing this when Kelly has such problems. Esperanza is afraid Eddie threatened Steven. Natalie tells her to move on. I’m distracted by Esperanza’s strange white highlights.

Brad comes back to Marcie’s room, and Marcie thanks him for staying. He was hoping Randal didn’t find her. She says Alex told him she was there, and that the baby is his. Brad says he’s done; he’s leaving and not going back. She lied about the doctor. He gave her a chance to tell the truth, and she lied again. He’s coming back to their place if she doesn’t mind. She says, of course not, and he asks if her boyfriend Ian will be okay with it. She says he’s not her boyfriend, and Brad says he seems protective and obviously likes her. Marcie wonders if he likes her enough to commit a crime. Brad asks if she wants him to murder Randal, but she says he got the divorce papers signed. That’s not like Randal. Brad says at least she’s divorced. She says if it’s not true, Randal will just be madder and worse to deal with. Marcie suddenly cramps, and tells Brad to get the doctor.

Esperanza needs to talk to Lushion. She’s genuinely concerned for Steven. Eddie knows what time he left her house. Lushion asks if she thinks Eddie did something. She doesn’t know, but they both know Eddie. Lushion says Steven can take care of himself, and he doesn’t think Eddie would do something. Esperanza says Steven isn’t answering his phone. Lushion says if he calls and Steven answers, she’ll feel some kind of way, but she insists she won’t. Lushion calls Steven, who picks up. He says he’s just seeing what Steven is up to, and Steven says he’s playing golf. Steven asks what’s going on, and Lushion says he’s got to go. Steven knows something is up, and then says, she’s listening, isn’t she? Lushion says, goodbye. Esperanza says he played the game, and she fell for it. She wonders if they talked about it, and breezes out, thanking Lushion. He says, this is why people should not have work flings.

Randal busts into Ian’s office, asking, where is he? Ian says he’s still out, and Randal asks, out where? Ian offers Randal a seat, and Randal asks if he looks like he’s in the mood for a damn seat. The SOB tricked him. He came to the house, had him sign something, and now the divorce papers are signed. Ian says that would be unethical; Larry wouldn’t do something like that. Randal says he did it, and now he’s divorced. Ian asks if that’s a bad thing, and Randal says, damn right. Ian asks, how so? and Randal says it’s not about divorce; it’s about revenge. He tells Ian the papers were filed a few hours ago, and Ian says maybe it’s for the best. He’s a smart, attractive guy. He could find another woman. Randal tells him to go to hell, and tell Larry to call him or he’ll be back, and he won’t be alone. He has friends everywhere. Ian says threats don’t go over too well around there, and Randal says he can back it up. Ian says he’ll be waiting. Randal messes with Ian’s tie before he leaves, because he’s fourteen.

Lushion goes to the box truck. He bangs on it, and asks if anyone is in there. He gets silence, and opens it, finding dead Larry. He calls for an ambulance – stat – and says, damn you, Eddie.

Alex arrives home, and calls Esperanza before she goes in. Esperanza asks what’s wrong, and Alex says she just needed to talk. She says she’s tired. What if she just gives in; gives him what he wants. Esperanza asks if she’s talking about custody of the baby, but Alex says that will never happen. Esperanza isn’t following, and Alex says she’s rambling. She’ll call back later.

In the hallway, Brad asks how Marcie is, and Dr. Raston says, it’s bad news; she lost the baby. Brad says it’s going to devastate her. He’d thought she was doing well. The doctor says the test they were waiting on was the one that told them they were trouble, but it happened before the results came back. Brad thanks her, and she says she’s sorry. She’s sorry about everything. Brad says, onward and upward. What is he? A Boy Scout? Dr. Raston thinks he should be there when she tells Marcie, and he says he’ll stay.

When they walk into Marcie’s room, she says she knows that look. Dr. Raston says she’s sorry; Marcie lost the baby. Marcie wants to go home, but the doctor says they need to keep her there. Marcie says Randal stressed her out; he wanted her dead. She repeats that she wants to go home. Brad says he’ll stay for a while, but she wants to be alone. When she’s by herself, Marcie bawls her eyes out.

At the hospital, Eddie tells Lushion he’d better have a good reason for calling him there. Lushion tells Eddie that they found him; take a look. It’s Larry, and he’s not so dead. Eddie says, damn, and Lushion says he’s awake and talking. He tells Eddie that kidnapping is a federal offense, and Eddie says he had nothing to do with it. Lushion says Larry told him, and wants Eddie in the room. Lushion also wants Eddie off his case, and Eddie says, too bad. He’s DEA.

Steven asks Larry what happened, and Eddie asks what happened in the truck? Steven asks how he knew Larry was in a truck, and Eddie says, lucky guess. Larry says he was playing sex games with a few people, and things got out of hand. Steven says, he wasn’t kidnapped? and Larry says, no, he wasn’t. Lushion gives Eddie a look, and Steven says they have no business here. Larry says, sorry about that, and asks to speak with Eddie for a moment.

Eddie asks how Larry is feeling. Larry tells him that he’s going to get even. Eddie says Larry started it, and Larry says Eddie went too far. Eddie says, no, he did. Larry says, okay, playa. He’ll be waiting; it’s coming. I’ll be looking forward to that.

When Eddie comes out, Lushion asks if he has something tell them. Eddie says to pop some popcorn and keep watching the Eddie show. He’s such a nut.

Randal pulls into his driveway. Alex walks over, and heads to the backyard. Randal asks where she’s going. Brad sees them, and keeps on driving. Randal follows Alex to the infamous shed, and tells her to get out. She closes the door. She tells him that she’s tired, and he says the weak are always tired. She says she is weak, and tired. He tells her get out, but she says he doesn’t mean that because he still loves her. He says she’s so wrong, and she asks why all the fire and passion? She’s tired of seeing him go through it, and tired of going through it herself. She’s just asking him one last time to please be done. Randal says she started it, and Alex says she knows it, but it doesn’t matter now. He tells her that she never apologized and meant it. She says she’s sorry for everything she’s ever done to him. She knows that sometimes he can be a real SOB, but she’s apologizing and hopes he can forgive her.

He says sometimes he doesn’t want to do it anymore either, and she says, then why? He says he thinks about the good times, and how much he loved her. Then he thinks about her and Brad. She tells him to hush. She knows, but it’s over; it’s done. They have a child to think about. She’ll let him see the baby; she’ll get him right now. Then they can really work on healing their friendships and families, and move forward. They can work through this.

Randal tells her to take her clothes off. Alex says that’s not why she came here. They’re not doing this right now. They have to fix this; that’s what’s important. She begs him, but he sinks down in front of her and starts pulling at her clothes. She asks if she’s smelling gasoline. Randal opens the door a crack, and smoke pours in. He can’t get the door open any further, and they start yelling. We see a crowbar keeping the door handles shut, and fire all around the place.

Natalie is sweeping up at the house. She sees her bag on the couch, and takes out the letter. She reads it, and grabs her phone. She calls Lushion. She tells him to check on Kelly. It’s a suicide note. Lushion runs to Kelly’s cell, and we see her feet hanging. He yells for help, as he tries to get her down. Let’s all say it together: Poor Lushion!

This was the finale, so no preview. They promised three huge surprises, and I guess we got them. Larry is alive, Randal and Alex might get burned alive, and Kelly might no longer be alive. We also had a couple of minor surprises. Steven was fine and playing golf, and Larry didn’t squeal on Eddie. I can’t wait to see what he has planned though.

Thanks to Tyler Perry for another great season of temptation!

⚡ Bravo was totally in flux tonight, showing Ice Cube’s Friday movies, and throwing in a new Watch What Happens Live with Broadway veterans Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber.

🚌 Homina-ing…

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February 28, 2018 – Rita Ditches Mike, Lushion Hunts for Larry, Oprah Who & Supreme Cuteness

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

It’s Scout’s birthday. Alexis and Molly arrive for the party and Alexis reads my mind saying she likes Scout’s crown. Drew is bummed about the election, but Alexis says the people have spoken. Monica comes in, and says she’s pleased for Ned, but Alexis would have made a wonderful mayor. She gives Drew a silver creamer that belonged to Lila. She knows Lila would want Scout to have it. Oscar shows up next.

Kim asks where the customers are, and Julian says it’s because of the private party. It was easier to close for the day, and not have to kick customers out later. She says it means a lot to those who are excluded and to those brave enough do what’s right. She says, you’re a good guy, Charlie, but Julian thinks she doesn’t really know that.

Sonny comes to the gallery. He tells Ava that Mike is confused, scared, and counting on him to get him out of jail. She asks how he’s going to do that, and Sonny says she is. She needs to drop charges.

Michael comes to the station. Jordan tells him that she moved Mike when he was getting iffy, and he’s in the interrogation room. She says Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking for everyone involved. He’s glad to see Michael, and says he has to go home. Rita will be worried sick.

Rita shows up at Sonny’s place, and Carly introduces herself. Rita says Mike sent her roses, but then didn’t follow up with a phone call. Then Sonny called, and said he’d have to stay longer. She thinks it’s great he reconnected with his family, but she wants to see him. She asks if he’s there.

Franco walks into the hospital with his tie undone, and looking unkempt. He tells Kiki that he forgot something. Kiki says someone has the jitters. If she didn’t know any better, she’d think that he didn’t want to get married. Franco tells her that he and Elizabeth love one another, and she’s everything. Kiki says he deserves happiness. Enough with self-doubt and pity; the past is over. She fixes his tie, and says she’ll be at the church on the groom’s side. When she’s gone, he undoes his tie again, and strides off.

Kim talks about a little dog she had that barked at the big ones. She was a bully, but her bark was worse than her bite. Julian says he bites when provoked. Jim walks in, and wants a dozen coffees, but Julian says they’re closed. I’m wondering why the door isn’t locked. Jim insists Julian can manage a few cups of coffee. Kim offers Jim one cup to go, on the house. Jim tells Julian that he’s making great progress on the excavation, and the offer is still on the table. Julian says for a supposedly brilliant guy, he has trouble understand one simple word – no.

Curtis goes to the station. He needs Jordan’s help. He shows her some maps regarding Jim’s redevelopment. She assumes they’re public documents, but he doesn’t answer. He says the new developments are in white. She wonders what this means, and his guess is nothing good.

Michael reminisces to Mike about him and Morgan serving coffee at Kelly’s. Mike talks about them building things with the creamers. They agree those were really good times.

Ava tells Sonny that she’s not without compassion, but unless she presses charges, the insurance company won’t cover the loss. Sonny says he’ll cover everything. What will it cost to make this go away?

Franco walks into Doc’s office, babbling. He says he can keep a life-altering secret, get married, and lose Elizabeth if she finds out, or tell her, and lose her immediately. Doc says it sounds like he’s trying to convince himself to keep the secret. Franco says he wants Doc to tell him to keep it. He wants Doc to do his job, and tell him what he wants to hear. I’m not so sure that’s the job of a therapist, but okay.

Oscar gives Scout a baby toy that’s BPA free, non GMO, fat free, and free of everything else. He had no idea baby toys were so complicated. Drew says it looks like he covered all the bases. Oscar can’t stay because of the party tonight. He says his mom in chaperoning, and so is Josslyn’s mom. He’s going to feel like a dork dancing in front of her. Drew asks Sam if she’d like to chaperone with him. She says she never thought of herself as a chaperone, and he says he didn’t either. Sam asks if Monica will babysit.

Ava gives Sonny and itemized list, and he says he’ll go over it, and give her cash. She says he makes it sound like a hostage situation, and asks if he doesn’t trust her. He says that’s a silly question. She says Mike is her child’s grandfather, but thinks it might be best to keep them apart until Mike’s care is handled. She says it might be the perfect opportunity for a sleepover. She’s being accommodating, and making sacrifices for the sake of family. If he wants the charges dropped, he has to do the same.

Carly tells Rita that Mike is out with Sonny, and she doesn’t know when they’ll be back. Rita asks if she can’t call. She knows it’s an inconvenience, but she’d like to talk to him. Carly says she should talk to Sonny first, and Rita wonders why she needs clearance to talk to Mike. He was only supposed to be there a few days, and suddenly Sonny says he needs to stay longer. She wonders if it has anything to do with the missing money. Mike swears he’s not gambling, and she believes him; the money just got misplaced. Carly knows it did. Rita tells her sorry to be blunt, but what the hell is going on? Carly says it’s not her place to say. Rita says it’s obviously bad, and would appreciate some honesty. Carly tells her that Mike is very ill.

Doc asks why Franco is agitated, and he says he’s been having a dream. He and Drew are at the top of the stairs, and he’s telling Drew to go down. Drew wants Franco to go with him, and when he wouldn’t, he pushed him. He wouldn’t go down the stairs, so he made him go down the stairs.

Danny blows out Scout’s birthday candle, since, being only one year old, she has no idea what’s going on.

The dude who talked to Curtis at the redevelopment site comes into Charlie’s. Julian says they’re closed, and Jim says he’s with him. Julian says they’re still closed. Kim tells Julian that she has patients to see, but will be back later. She tells him to remember what she said about bullies. Dude tells Jim about the guy he saw in Jim’s trailer. Jim asks, what guy?

Curtis tells Jordan that the maps don’t add up. There’s a lot of information, but something is missing.

Mike knows what Michael is doing – checking how much is going on upstairs. He remembers the old times, but he’s not bothered by it. One day, he won’t remember, and he’s fine with that because he knows Michael will. He’ll remember for him. Michael says, always, but it won’t be for a long time. Mike asks how long they have to wait. When is Morgan getting there?

Ava asks Sonny if that’s so terrible. He tells her what he gives, he can easily take away. Kiki comes in, and Sonny congratulates her on med school. Ava wishes him the best for his father’s health, and he leaves. Kiki asks, what just happened? Ava says she just found way to common ground.

Franco tells Doc that he didn’t make it up, and neither did Betsy. He remembered what it felt like pushing him, and remembers the sound of the toy chest locking. Doc says it seems real and is clearly disturbing him, but he wants to show Franco a different perspective. Franco says he’s the one who has to carry it around in his head. Drew is all twitchy whenever he sees him, and is asking a million questions. He’s closing in, and any second he’s going to remember that Franco pushed him.

There’s a delivery of a giant teddy bear for Scout. It’s from Julian, and says Scout came from a long line of strong women. Sam tells Molly it’s clearly for their mother, and Alexis says there’s no need to make a federal case out of it. Sam says she told Julian that she wanted no part of him in Scout’s life, and this shows he’s not listening. Tell her again how he’s changed.

Dude tell Jim the guy’s name was Ed Winters, but Jim says there’s no Ed in the crew. Julian tells Jim that he’s locking up. Jim tells him that his hospitality is overwhelming, and tells dude they’ll check the security cameras. Julian looks puzzled.

Mike walks out, saying Diane is supposed to be there, and he’s supposed to tell someone he’s sorry. Sonny is there, and says it’s all handled. Ava took care of it. Jordan says she just got word, and is filling out paperwork. Mike is free to go. Mike says Ava is a stand up gal, and he should thank her. Sonny says there’s no need. He’s taking Mike home where he can take a shower and have lunch. Sonny is going to make the pasta he loves. Mike says he doesn’t have to ask twice. Mike thanks Jordan, and says he hopes it’s their last meeting – there anyway. Sonny thanks Michael. Michael can’t believe Ava dropped the charges. Sonny says it wasn’t free; it’s going to cost him.

Rita knew Mike was forgetful. He went for walks and would get lost. He’d call from the store, forgetting what he was supposed to get. Carly says he saw the best doctors, and it was confirmed. Rita asks if he won’t get better, and Carly tells her they can only slow it down. He’ll have good days, but the bad ones will increase. Rita says he could charm birds out of trees, and there was no bakery where he couldn’t wrangle a free cannoli. She asks Carly not to tell him she was there. Carly says they’re getting a plan together. Mike has a lot of support, and they’ll pay for everything. Rita says she can’t; she’s out. She can’t handle it. She’s not a nurse. They had great run, but she’s not his wife. Carly says it takes time to process, and it’s difficult. Rita says she’s a recovering gambling addict, and the first rule is to be honest with herself and others. She knows what she’s capable of and what she’s not. She’s sure that Sonny can take better care of Mike than she could. She’s sorry. She leaves, and Carly says, her too.

Julian makes a call. He asks how fast hazmat can be there.

Doc asks Franco about Drew starting to remember. Franco says he was fixated on the rabbit’s foot, and there must be a subconscious connection. Doc says that’s a good thing, and Franco says, in what universe? Doc says they’re in similar circumstances. They need to know who they were to move on, and each have pieces of the puzzle. They should consider searching for the truth together.

Alexis gives Sam a present for Scout; a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. She thought of getting a first edition, but didn’t want Scout to be afraid to touch it. She wants her to love it, and love Scout from the book like she did. She hopes Scout will face and fight injustice, calling out for what it is. Maybe she’ll see that a lawyer can actually change the world for the better, and maybe even become one.

At the station, Julian wants to file a complaint. Sewage is backing up in his restaurant. Jordan asks if he doesn’t need a plumber for that, but he says it’s no coincidence with Jim breaking ground near him. Jordan says he can file, but without proof of a crime, it’s only a coincidence. Julian remembers the party, and realizes the kids will be disappointed. Curtis tells Jordan the white areas on the map include Charlie’s. If Julian declined the buy-out, why is it still included on the map. She says that’s a good question. She asks if Curtis thinks he committed a crime to acquire land. Curtis says the dude is dirty, an he wouldn’t put anything past him.

Kiki says that Ava looks victorious, like she won something. Ava tells her about Mike breaking the new piece. She didn’t know who he was, and called the police, but it got sorted out. Sonny is paying the damages, and she dropped the charges. All is well. Kiki asks what Ava isn’t telling her. Ava says Avery is having a sleepover with her tonight, and she hopes Kiki can join them.

Oscar and Drew show up at the hospital. Oscar tells Kim that Sam and Drew are going to be chaperones instead of Josslyn’s mom and sister.

Franco asks Doc why he’d go to Drew for help figuring out the past; Drew hates him. Doc says then he’s back to square one, living in fear and not knowing the truth. Franco says him coming there was a mistake. It’s not that Doc isn’t helpful, but there’s no way he’s going to figure this out before the wedding. He’s going to get married, and then figure it out. Doc says it’s his decision. Franco says that he loves Elizabeth, and he’s pretty sure she loves him too.

Oscar tells Kim it was nice to be surrounded by people who are his family now. He hopes Kim doesn’t mind, but she says she’s glad he has more people who love him. Julian sees them, and says there’s been a sewage backup at the restaurant. He’s sorry to disappoint, but they can’t hold the dance at Charlie’s. Hmm… let’s see… They could have it at Aurora, the MetroCourt, probably The Floating Rib, Kelly’s, the Quartermaine mansion… Yep, the night is a total loss.

Curtis tells Jordan that Drew is struggling with the same questions. He’s close to exposing Jim, but they need proof. He thinks the maps might be it. Jim comes roaring in to the station, wanting to report a break-in. Curtis turns away, but not fast enough. Jim says, that’s the guy. He wants him arrested.

At Sonny’s place, Michael takes Mike upstairs. Carly tells Sonny about Rita. She told her about Mike’s diagnosis. Sonny asks how she took it, and Carly says she was shocked and devastated. She also made clear that she can’t take care of him, and she’s on her way back. Sonny says, better now than later. It’s rough. Mike thinks he’s going home. Carly asks what they’re going to do.

Kiki tells Ava that she used that poor man to get time with Avery. Ava says she wouldn’t put it that way. Mike is perfectly safe. Kiki says Morgan was supposed to be safe. She used his bipolar to her advantage, and now she’s using his grandfather. Ava says she doesn’t get to see her baby; think about what it’s like for her. She saw an opportunity, and took it. Now, maybe can spend fifteen hours with her own daughter. She has no regrets, and Kiki should blame Sonny for backing her into a corner.

Drew sees Franco on the stairwell. Franco is about to go past him, and they stand in the same position that they are as children in Franco’s dream.

Tomorrow, Anna tells Finn that he needs to know something, TJ wants to get the party started, and Franco says it’s about time someone showed up.

If Loving You is Wrong

Randal tells Alex to take off her clothes. She can’t do it, and says she’s sorry, but no. He says if he doesn’t go after whoever did this, she’ll sleep with him? She tells him that’s not what she said, and wasn’t really going to do it. She just wants to be done. He asks what she’s saying. She says she would rather be at peace with him than enemies. He wins. Can they drop it? Can he not say anything to Brad, and not pursue it? He says she still loves him. She says yes, and he calls her a liar. He asks if she thinks about him, and she says she does. He asks what she thinks about. She says how angry she is with him most of the time, but there’s other thoughts. He asks, like what? She asks if he’s really not going to go through with this, and he says she needs to answer his questions. She says she thinks about how it was good; how he was good. He asks if it’s better with Brad, and she says it is. She doesn’t want to talk about it anymore, but he asks again if Brad is as good as him. She says he’s better, and he tells her to get on her knees. She says no, and he says, get out. She asks him to just talk. He asks if she thinks talking makes it any better. He yells at her to get out, and shoves her out the door. She begs him, and he closes the door to the shed in her face.

Natalie sees Alex coming back from Randal’s yard. She asks what Alex is doing. Alex says she was trying to figure this out and Natalie asks what happened. She says he knows about the DNA test. Brad had torn down a camera Randal had trained on their house. They thought it was disconnected, but he heard everything they said. He’s threatening to tell Brad. Natalie says Brad already knows, and asks if she’s missing something. Alex doesn’t know what to do anymore. Natalie tells her to stay away from Randal’s crazy ass. Alex says she’s just trying to ask him not to ruin her life, clearly not hearing the word crazy. She says she was desperate. Natalie says she has to smarter than this, and the first thing is to stay away from him; it doesn’t look good. She tells Alex, do not talk to that fool again; stay away from him. Only if he comes at her acting crazy should she do the same. Alex has to go, and gets in her car.

Lushion visits Kelly’s cell. He asks if she’s okay, and she says no. He tells her to hang in there. Ian is going to help. He needs to talk to her about Justice. He thinks it would do him some good if he saw her. She doesn’t want him there, but Lushion thinks it’s best if he talks to her. He needs to know what’s going on for his own good. She doesn’t want him to see her locked up. Lushion says if he doesn’t see her, he’ll draw his own conclusions, and kids his age take on things. He’s blaming himself. Why does she think he confessed? He wants to protect her. She doesn’t know if she can, and he tells her she can. He needs her to be strong. He’s going to arrange a visit, and he’ll set her up in the interrogation room. She asks if she can write a letter in there, and he says okay. He says he’ll be back, and it’s going to work out.

I’m thinking about the tape that’s being used against her, and what about Randal’s part? He’s a freaking psychiatrist, and he was obviously goading her.

Lushion calls Natalie. He tells her that Kelly wants to see Justice, and asks if she can bring him down in a couple of hours. She says she will. There’s a knock at the door, an Natalie yells, come in. It’s Randal. She tells him get his ass out of her house. He says he came to apologize. He was listening to the tape where Brad and Alex talked to her about the DNA switch. She says she doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and he says he just wanted to apologize. He accused Lushion and found out the kid was his all along. He thanks her for understanding. He says the doctor switched the DNA, and she has to agree it was wrong.

Natalie repeats she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Randal says had to be the doctor; who else could it have been? Natalie takes a large knife and stabs it into the wooden knife block. She says he thinks she’s an ignorant ass fool. She’ll sit here and talk to him and tell him something. He’s right. She’ll tell him something. She’s from the hood, and they don’t do that, so get his ass out of her house or they’ll take him out in little pieces too small for his bullsh*t. He says he likes what she’s done with the place and suddenly acts like he knows anything about décor. He adjusts a picture on his way out. Randal is batsh*t crazy, and might not believe Natalie, but I totally think she would cut a Randal bitch.

Lushion asks Eddie where he’s been, then says, that’s right, and shows Eddie where he was on his tablet. Eddie asks who said he could use those resources, and Lushion says he’s using them to find a missing person; he’s a local cop. Eddie asks if  he’s still playing that card. Lushion asks where he is, and Eddie says if he wants to know where Andrew is, call Rusty. Lushion says as much as he’s love to know that, he’s talking about Larry. Eddie says, who? Lushion gets it. Larry embarrassed him. He wanted to show him who’s the bigger guy, and roughed him up. But know this. Larry had better surface, and soon. Eddie says Lushion knows what Larry did and wouldn’t let him shoot Larry. Lushion says he can’t go around shooting people. Eddie asks why not, and Lushion asks if he did. Eddie says Lushion’s dumb ass wouldn’t let him. Lushion says whether he likes Eddie or not is irrelevant, and as much as he’d like to see Eddie crash and burn, this is stupid. Larry needs to be back at his desk in an hour, or there’s going to be a major problem. He’s not playing, and asks if he should send a squad car out there. Eddie tells him to do what he wants.

Esperanza sees Lushion, and he asks what’s going on? She’s come around there five times already. He asks how Kelly is, and Esperanza says fine; she’s seeing her later. She asks if he’s seen or spoken to Steven today, but he hasn’t. She says she hasn’t been able to contact him, and Lushion says it’s his day off. She says she didn’t know. Eddie wanders back, and she tells him to go to hell already. He asks how her boyfriend is doing, and she asks if Eddie did something to him. If she finds out he did, she’s going to the FBI. Well, she won’t have to go far. Eddie says when last he checked, Steven was walking out of his daughter’s house early in the morning. She asks if he’s watching her house, and he says he always is. She tells him to enjoy the show. She says if she doesn’t hear from Steven in one hour, she’s calling the FBI. Lushion tells Eddie to go somewhere. Esperanza moves along, and Lushion asks why Eddie is in his section. Eddie picks up a file, and says, Escada. He got a lead. Lushion says the only lead he wants to hear about is Larry. Eddie says they need to get back to the job their bosses want them to do. Lushion says he’s not working with Eddie until Larry shows up. Eddie thinks he’s stupid, going out there to get himself killed. He’ll be working on Escada case. I might as well say it. Poor Lushion. He has to do everything.

Lushion sees Carl, who says Kelly fired him. He thinks Lushion doesn’t seem surprised. Lushion asks why, and Carl says the DA made an offer; life without parole for both murders. Lushion doesn’t think that’s an offer, and Carl says it’s better than the death penalty, but Lushion says not if you’re innocent. Carl says being innocent is one thing, proving it is another. Lushion tells him that’s his job, but Carl says he can’t do it without witnesses. Lushion says she’s innocent, and Carl shows him the tape with Randal. Lushion is like, are you kidding me? He can’t believe this guy, and tells Carl he’s an out-of-control neighbor. Carl says the prosecutor has the video. Doesn’t Lushion see how difficult it is? Kelly should consider the offer. Lushion doesn’t think so, and Carl says then she needs to get another lawyer. Lushion calls Ian.

Ian asks if Lushion found Larry. Lushion says he knows where is, and is going to get him. Ian asks if he’s okay, but Lushion doesn’t know. Ian appreciates it. Lushion says he’s held up his end of the bargain, now it’s Ian’s turn. Ian says he called Marty, and he’ll be contacting Lushion. He owes Ian some favors, and is a rival of Larry’s. Lushion asks if Kelly can afford him. Ian says, no, but he’ll help get her started. He tells Lushion to have Larry call him.

Ian goes in to see Marcie at the hospital. Brad says she’s doing better, like Marcie can’t speak for herself. Ian tells her that he was worried, and she says she’ll get the papers to him. He says that’s been taken care of; he brought her good news. He asks if they can talk alone, and Marcie tells Brad it’s cool. When he’s gone, Ian gives her the divorce papers. Randal signed them. Marcie is all happy, and says she guesses Larry must have worked it out. She thanks Ian, and he says they’re already filed. He wanted her to be okay, and she says it made her feel better. He asks about the baby, but Marcie says she doesn’t know yet. No one is telling her anything. He asks if he can call later, ad she says, sure.

In the hallway, Brad tells Ian it’s insulting. Marcie is trying not to miscarry, and he’s worrying about his house papers. Ian says that’s not why he came; he cares about Marcie. Brad says he doesn’t know her’ it’s none of his concern. Ian says he cares about her and her health; why is Brad there” Brad says he cares about her too. Ian leaves, and Brad goes back in.

Marcie says Randal signed the papers; that’s why Ian was there. Brad says it’s strange, and Marcie agrees. She knows Randal wouldn’t sign unless he’s up to something. On the bright side, she’s free.

Natalie brings Justice to the station. Lushion says he’ll take Justice to see her, but he needs to talk to Natalie. He parks Justice on a bench, and Natalie asks if this is a good idea, and how long they’re going to be. Lushion isn’t sure, but says he’ll take care of him while Natalie gets the kids. Natalie leaves, and Lushion tells Justice that he’ll show him around.

Kelly waits in the interrogation room. Lushion comes in, and asks if she’s ready for this. She says she is, and he calls Justice in. He and Kelly hug, and he asks why she’s there. She says she’s okay, and he asks when she’s coming home. She tells him she’s working on it. He says that jails are for bad people, and Kelly tells him that she did something wrong; she shot Travis. Justice says he was trying to hurt her. What was she supposed to do? Kelly says she was supposed to keep asking for help, and not take matters into her own hands. She promises she’ll come home, and asks him about school. He doesn’t want to go; he wants to stay with her. She says he can’t. I have to mention that sleeping in the same clothes on a ratty cot with no shower for days hasn’t done Kelly’s hair any harm. It looks great. Justice doesn’t want to go back to Natalie’s, but Kelly says he has to. He says it’s all wrong and he doesn’t understand. Kelly knows, but says they’ll get through this. She’s getting a lawyer, and they’ll get through this. Justice tells her that he loves her, and wants her home. She knows, and loves him too. They’re putting it in God’s hands now. She says he’ll always be her baby, and makes him laugh.

Dr. Raston tells Marcie everything seems to be fine with the baby. She’s waiting on two more tests, but so far, so good. Marcie isn’t fine though. She’s stressing out. The doctor steps out for a moment, and Brad says she just needs to relax, and she’ll be okay. Marcie hugs him. Dr. Raston comes back, and asks if she can talk to Brad privately. Marcie asks why, but the doctor says it’s not about her.

In the hallway, Brad asks Dr. Raston if Marcie is really okay. She says she still has to get the last two results, but it’s looking good. She knows it’s none of her business, but asks how he’s involved. If she’s going to be both Marcie and Alex’s doctor, she needs to know what she’s dealing with. Brad says she’s not dealing with anything. Dr. Raston says Marcie’s baby is not her husband’s. She needs to know what’s going on so she knows where to stand. Brad says Marcie is a friend. The doctor says they seem intimate. He doesn’t know how it’s her concern, and she says knowing him and Alex is one. He asks if she’s a counselor now. She says no, but she did get a text and Alex is on her way up. She thought he’d want to know. He thanks her.

Here he comes jerk of the year Randal. He asks if she’s Dr. Raston, and then says there’s no easy way to say it. Is she the bitch who switched the DNA results. The doctor is like, I beg your pardon? and Randal says Alex said she did. The doctor says she’s calling security. Randal says while she’s at it, she’d better call a team of lawyers. He’s suing hell out of her and the hospital. She says she’d never do such an unethical, underhanded thing, and he says she needs to check his sources. As he’s leaving he passes Alex. Dr. Raston asks what Alex said to him. Brad says they’d never expose her, and the doctor says, about what? He says her help with the DNA mix-up. The doctor looks at Alex, and says she didn’t tell her that. Alex says no, but she told Brad she said that. Everyone makes soap opera faces.

Next time, Ian tells Randal that threats don’t go over well, Kelly can still smell Travis’s blood, and Brad tells Marcie that Alex lied. It’s also the finale, where they promise us three shocking surprises. I guess these short, long on hiatus seasons are good for the actors, who can have more variety of jobs, but still…

😁 I don’t normally watch celebrity magazine shows, but had ET on for a hot minute. Some cashier at a fast food place asked for Oprah’s name and how you spell it for her order pick up. Keven Frazier said, who doesn’t know Oprah? Well, apparently, that woman. And I honestly don’t think it’s a requirement.

💪 To Help You Through to Friday…

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