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June 8, 2020 – The 2018 Ball Continues, One Bad Stew Spoils the Deck, a Reunion, For Shame, a Wife Marches, Superheroes, Traditions, New 90 Spin-off & Higher


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Today’s GH flashback continued with the 2018 Nurse’s Ball – May 18th, 2018. Alexis was called to be the first recipient of the Port Charles Pioneer Award, but she was too busy eavesdropping on Finn saying he still cared about Anna. And she got caught. Sam found Faison’s lighter on Peter’s desk, and remembered Jason saying it wasn’t in Faison’s personal effects. Find the lighter; find Henrik. She also remembered that Peter was in the hospital the night Faison died. While Valentin wanted to run off with old Nina, she talked him into performing again. Jason found Michael at the hospital, tending to Nelle, and told him that Nelle had been sabotaging Carly, causing Carly to think she was being haunted by Morgan. Eddie Maine sang What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? while accompanied by Olivia in go-go boots on the tambourine. Anna told Finn, for the record, she wasn’t dying; and he said, for the record, he meant what he said.

Colleen Sullivan worked the red carpet, and Ava attended with Griff. Drew, who had thought he was Jason, now knew he was Drew, and knew Oscar was his son. Finn apologized to Alexis, who said he’d done nothing wrong. It was her fault for allowing herself to be used as a prop to make Anna jealous. Kim was still dating Charlie/Julian, Molly told Julian to back off of Alexis, and Oscar and Josslyn sang I Never Knew together. Michael asked Nelle if she was sure Carly pushing her wasn’t an accident, and Kim gave Olivia a personal advertisement for Olay. Valentin performed, once again accompanying himself on the piano, after which Robert punched him out.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Cala Roco, Spain. As Hannah and Lara clear the dinner table, Hannah tells Lara to acknowledge when she’s told something. Lara says she doesn’t have time, and Hannah says she has time to argue. Hannah is her chief stew, and she needs to start showing respect. Primary Chris wanders around. Hannah tells Lara to knock off for the night, and start at 6 am. When Lara leaves, Hannah says if Lara wants to play this game, she’s much better at it. She tells Jessica that Lara can set up breakfast. Malia says, the first day of charter is always a sh*t show. The guests play a drinking game in the main salon. Malia talks to boyfriend Tom on the phone. She tells him, bromances are already happening. In her interview, she says Tom is also in yachting. He’s a chef, and it’s hard being away from each other. The industry is tough when it comes to love. Pete asks if Alex wants to see his dog, and shows him some ashes. Alex says he thought it was going to be a photo. Kiko tells Hannah that he likes everyone, and Hannah tells Jessica to prioritize breakfast service over cabins. Alex goes on anchor watch.

God how I hate their alarm clock. I say that all the time. It sounds just like mine, and it’s annoying AF. Lara asks Kiko, what happened last night? and he says the guests liked dinner. In Lara’s interview, she says she’s glad to be on service without Hannah. Anchor is hauled and home, and Captain Sandy calls for fresh orange juice to be brought to the bridge. In Jessica’s interview, she says she’s a quarter Japanese, and her Japanese grandmother always told her, whatever you do, do the best you can.

Mallorca. Kiko says, American fluffy pancakes make people so happy. TBH, the only pancakes I like are the Harvest Grain & Nut ones from iHop. He tells Lara to ask how the guests want their eggs, but she says she’s waiting on the juice. Jessica says it’s going to take time, so don’t wait. In Lara’s interview, she admits she argues a lot, then tries to amend that, saying, not argue… but she can’t think of another word. She says she wanted to be a lawyer. She was always defending people, and seemed to win. She gets the guests’ egg orders, and Kiko doesn’t know what over easy means. Lara says she doesn’t either; she’s not a chef. Jessica explains it, while the deckhands wonder if Lara’s name is Lara or Lana. Kiko says, eggs get cold easy, and Jessica tells Lara to make sure to take them to the guests quickly. She tells Kiko, enjoy the calm before the storm. Lara says because she’s doing breakfast, she doesn’t have to do cabins, but Jessica says they have to do both. Lara says, it’s not on the sheet. It says one of them is on cabins, and the other on service. Apparently, this woman has a problem with change, which makes her in the wrong business. Jessica tells Lara that she can read, and in Lara’s interview, she says Jessica shouldn’t boss her around.

As he lounges in the crew mess, Pete says he couldn’t sleep. Rob tells Jessica about how he used to transport illegal things to get money to put his mom in rehab for her alcoholism. I’m astonished when not one person uses the word ironic. He says he did the wrong thing for the right reasons. In his interview, he says he didn’t question what was in the packages, but he knew it must be drugs. He’s not proud about it, but he was trying to help his mom. He tells Jessica that his mother died, and they celebrated by drinking, which suddenly causes them to grasp the concept of irony. Malia tells the deckhands to get the tender out. Captain Sandy asks if the guests are ready for today; they’re putting all of the toys in the water. Jessica tells Hannah about Lara’s difficulty with taking egg orders, and Hannah says she’ll put Lara on laundry. Pete over-helps Malia, who tells him that she’s not as weak as he thinks. Chris talks to Kiko about the birthday dinner, and Kiko says he’ll make a carrot cake.

In Malia’s interview, she says she always wants to perform perfectly for a captain, but she wants Captain Sandy to see that she’s learning and to be proud of her. The captain asks how breakfast went, and Hannah says Lara got into it with Jessica. And not just Jessica; Kiko too. Neither one of them understands how that happened, since Kiko is pretty easy going. The deckhands get the wave runners in the water, and the captain says she wants everything out. She wants it to look like the most fun yacht on the water. Hannah asks Lara to check on how much water they have. In Hannah’s interview, she says, apart from Lara’s sh*t attitude, she’s not very stew like stewardess-like, and doesn’t take initiative. Lara can’t find the aft deck fridge, and Hannah shows her where the door is. Lara balks at going inside, since it’s low and she’d actually have to make an effort, and tells Hannah to show her how. Hannah is like, what? and Lara walks away. Hanna says they’re not finished.

Hannah follows Lara, who says she’s done now. Hannah says she’s not finished, and has to check on the water. Lara says, show her then, and Pete says he’ll do it. Hannah tells Lara to check the cabins. In Lara’s interview, she says her parents always told her to stand up for herself. It’s in her genes. I guess in their world, standing up for yourself includes not doing anything you don’t like at work. I’m surprised she’s been able to work at all. Hannah tells Jessica, she doesn’t know what kind of game Lara is playing, but she’s going to lose. Lara wanders into the galley, and Hannah tells her to go on break. The inflatable banana, which has become quite popular, is put in the water, and Chris and another guest go for a ride. Kiko prepares lobster. Captain Sandy asks if Lara is on service; doesn’t she want to be? Lara says Hannah is rotating them, and the captain tells her to ask about it. She explains that they want to woo the guests. Kiko’s paella is going slow, and he says he’d rather have the guests complain about the timing than the taste. The captain tells Malia to put up the dreaded slide, and Hannah declares the table is like a bouquet of happiness. Malia tells the deckhands, great job, and to put out the slide. She tells Pete not to walk away while she’s talking. She’s going to need him tonight. In her interview, she says, when a girl is direct, she’s stern and a bitch, but a guy who’s direct is a great leader. Preach it, sister.

Hannah wonders where Lara is, and finds her in the crew mess. Lara says it’s written on the list that she’s on crew mess, not laundry. Hannah tells her to do laundry, and Lara says, it’s not on the list; she was just following instructions. She refuses to be in the wrong. Hannah says, dude, trust her; she found the wrong one. The guests continue to wait on the paella, and Lara tells Hannah, she’ll do it in her own time. Hannah says, that’s not how it works, and Lara says, they collaborate or it doesn’t work. She tries to move Hannah aside, and Hannah says, don’t touch her. In Pete’s interview, he says, it’s like a cat fight, and gets a little too excited. Lara says she’s being polite and tranquil, and says Hannah is stressed out. Hannah says, of course she is; she’s running a 180-foot yacht. Lara says, maybe it’s not the job for her. Hannah walks away, saying she’s going punch this bitch out. I can’t say that I blame her. Jessica tells Hannah to take a breath. Lunch is finally served.

Malia asks Alex how things are going. In Alex’s interview, he says, growing up, he lived with his mom, who took on both the mom and dad roles. She was his role model and shaped him into the man he is. She asks if he thinks Pete is going to be okay. She’s learning how to be a girl on a team of boys. Alex says she is one of the boys. Hannah tells Lara that if her boss tells her to come and do laundry, then she comes and does laundry. Lara says she doesn’t like the way Hannah speaks to her, and it was a misunderstanding. In her interview, Lara says, Hannah takes it personally even though she doesn’t mean it that way. Still, she sleeps at night.

Captain Sandy asks the guests how lunch was, and they all say it was fabulous, but Chris adds, it could have been faster. The captain says she’ll make sure the pace is picked up, and tells Kiko, bravo, but pick the pace up. Malia tells Alex to man the slide, and Kiko finds out the captain is joining the guests for dinner. Kiko says he’s nervous, but like surfing; he’s just rolling with it. The guests get ready for dinner, the slide is packed in, and the crew changes into their blacks.

In Kiko’s interview, he says tonight is the birthday party. Chris asked for tacos and burritos, but he wants to make it fancier, and he has to make carrot cake. Jessica helps Hannah with the centerpiece. Jessica is confused as to where the pantry is. In Jessica’s interview, she says she’s trying not to get on Hannah’s bad side . She knows in America, a pantry is a closet with canned goods in it. Hannah points to the part of the room that’s the galley, and the part that’s the pantry. The guests are seated, and one of them asks for half-portions. Hannah tells Kiko to start plating. She puts Lara on cabins, and asks for a deckhand to help run the plates. The captain says she heard the guests used every toy, and makes small talk. Half-portions guest doesn’t get hers, and Hannah radios Kiko that there are eight people for dinner; the captain is joining them. Hannah goes to the galley, and Kiko says he forgot. She tells him that one woman wants half-servings, so she’s giving him a reason for the hold up. Chris tells Captain Sandy that a yacht is different than most vacations, and she says it really has to do with the crew. She asks if they did their job, and Chris says, 100%. Pete and Alex make up dirty poems. Captain Sandy is having a hard time cutting her steak, and realizes they only have butter knives. She radios for steak knives, and then goes to the galley. She asks if Kiko tried the steak before he served it, and he admits he didn’t. I know from watching chef competitions, that’s high up on the list of rules. In the captain’s interview, she says she knows it’s the first charter, but that’s still a big mistake. She tries the steak using the proper knife, and radios Kiko, telling him, it’s not tough. It was just because she was using a butter knife. Kiko is relieved, and says, let’s make an effing cake. Captain Sandy tells a story about a guy who crashed his boat everywhere, and only had one eye. She thought, if that’s all it takes, she could do this. Kiko brings up the cake, and it’s beautiful. Hannah gives the birthday girl a present from the crew, a couple of cans of (I think) Smirnoff Ice. The guest pokes a hole in one, and drinks out of it sideways.

The guests fall out, and Rob texts his girlfriend. In his interview, he says he’s seeing someone, but has no effing idea what’s going to happen. Omg, it’s that alarm clock again. Captain Sandy says, haul anchor. Lara is thirty minutes late to her shift. Pete instructs Alex about something, and afterwards, Malia takes Pete aside. She says she knows he’s a captain, but she doesn’t tell him how to run his boat. That’s up to him. But when she’s the bosun and he goes against her, especially in front of the other guys, he’s not going to be her lead deckhand any more. She doesn’t want pushback. She asks if they’re good, and he says, all good. She thanks him.

The captain radios the crew, telling them, ten minutes. The guests pack. In Malia’s interview, she says Pete’s inability to be a student is viewed as a weakness. It’s her first time docking, and she wants to make the captain proud. The docking goes perfectly, and Captain Sandy says, well done. Malia says she did it. Lara says she has two important things to tell Hannah, and Hanna asks if it can wait until the guests are off the boat. As they line up to tell the guests goodbye, Lara stands next to Pete. In her interview, she says Pete is tall, and she likes tall men. Yeah. I can’t imagine them lasting more than five minutes. Chris says there’s nothing he asked for that he didn’t get, and gives Captain Sandy the tip envelope. The crew starts flipping the boat, and the captain calls them to the main salon for the tip meeting.

The captain says she’s proud of Hannah; the clients love them. She tells Kiko that she knows she’s been on him, but she hopes he also felt her support. The deck crew killed it, and she’s proud of Malia. It’s like night and day from day one. She says the crew was overall amazing, and they received 18,000 euros ($20,320.83), or 1500 euros ($1693.40) each. In Kiko’s interview, he says he’s used to just a salary, but a salary plus tips is like, whoa. Jessica eats something, while Lara has a glass of wine. Hannah tells Captain Sandy that she’s struggling with Lara, and the captain says she thinks Lara’s energy is negative. She thinks Hannah needs to sit down with Lara, suggest they put it behind them, and find out how they can turn this around. She wants to see Lara on service. Hannah says if she had to do a charter with just Jessica, it would be easier, but the captain wants to see Hannah turn it around. Hannah radios Lara, who makes a hand gesture and says, f*** you. She says, God help me, as she passes Alex.

Lara stomps down the hall, asking, where is this woman? She sees Hannah in the lounge, and asks what she wants. Hannah reminds Lara that she’s the one who had some things to bring up. Realizing Hannah is right, causes Lara to skip a beat, but she says the more Hannah pisses her off, the less she will do. That’s how it works. Hannah asks what she’s doing that pisses Lara off, and Lara says Hannah speaks disrespectfully. Hannah asks for specifics, but Lara says she’s been made to feel so uncomfortable, she doesn’t remember. Hannah needs to work it out in her head. She’ll do the job right if Hannah respects her. Hannah says she doesn’t think Lara’s attitude is good, and Lara tells Hannah, get her sh*t together and be nice. Hannah pissed her off yesterday, so she started an hour later. Hannah says Lara is disgusting.

Hannah finds Captain Sandy in the galley, and says she needs her. The captain asks if she can eat her cereal first, but Hannah says, it’s bad. The captain follows Hannah to the lounge, and they sit down with Lara.

Next time, the primary is Roy Orbison Jr., Hannah struggles with Lara, Malia tells Lara that she’d fire her, Lara disappears; Captain Sandy tells the deckhands, if they don’t like it, they can leave, and that some people are cut out for yachting and some are not.

😵 Still Flipping…

Forgiving and forgetting isn’t exactly his strong suit.


🏄🏼 What Not To Do…

This is just sad.


👠 What You Can Do…

As always, she’s a class act.


🦸🏾 Being a Hero…

I’m a Blade fan myself.


👰🏽 Traditionally Wed…

See? You can learn a lot from reality TV.


💍 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop…

Yet one more show joins the 90 Day Fiancé franchise. B90 Strikes Back, which allows hated cast members to clap back, premieres June 22nd on TLC.


🐣 Starting Another…

Either another week is off to a start for you, or you’re part of a neverending weekend without a Falcor in sight. Either way, stay safe, stay helpful, and stay with your head held high.

November 27, 2019 – Hayden Makes a Decision, Jersey In Jamaica, What Is It About, Flipping Jeff, Too Cautious, No FOMO & Film For T-Day


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Chase and Willow go to Anna’s place, and Finn introduces Violet to Uncle Chase. Chase likes the sound of uncle, and asks if Violet has any other uncles, but she says, not yet. He introduces Willow, who tells Violet that Chase is a keeper. He’s been known to let kids have ice cream for dinner. Chase brought her a present – an Aquamat. No one knows what it is, including me, but Chase says Willow helped him pick it out. Violet goes to set it up with Chase and Willow, and Anna says she’s never seen Finn so happy. He says he is, and thanks her for being great about this. She says it’s worth it for his smile. (FYI – I looked up the Aquamat, and it’s pretty cool. You fill it with water and “draw” on it. The water evokes the colors, and when the water is gone, so are the drawings. Magic!)

At The Floating Rib, Michael invites Sasha to Thanksgiving dinner at the Quartermaine mansion. She doesn’t want to put anyone in an awkward position, and he says he can’t promise there won’t be a knockdown, all-out fight, or two, but he can promise those fights will have nothing to do with her. She says she could do with a double-dose of family. She doesn’t have one anymore; real or fake. He tells her, consider herself an honorary member of his two, and they kiss. Obrecht comes in, and Michael asks if they can help her. She sits, and says they already have. Maxie and Nina have accepted her back into the family, and back into James’s life. For that she’ll buy them a drink. Sasha wants to put it behind her, but Obrecht says, that’s the point. It’s over. Michael says, actually, it’s not over. Not yet.

Brad comes out of the elevator at the hospital, and sees Lucas at the reception desk. He says he just clocked out. Any chance Lucas can come home with him? Lucas says his shift isn’t over. Brad says he’s been working so much. It’s been days since they’ve had dinner as a family with Wiley. Lucas says it’s obvious Brad is hiding something from him, covering with lies and half-truths. Now he wants Lucas to sit down to a nice family dinner? No. Brad says, that’s it? Just no? Lucas says, pretty much. Until Brad gets the courage to tell him what’s going on, he’s going to spend time with Wiley on his own. Brad says, what about tomorrow? Can they at least spend Thanksgiving together?

Valentin says, his father amended his will and Helena hid the document in the portrait. Martin takes it Valentin didn’t know, and Valentin asks if Martin has any more specifics. Martin says Jax and Laura seem to believe that the codicil takes the estate away from Valentin.

The guy who jumped Hayden at the pier puts his hand over Hayden’s mouth, and she struggles with him. Nikolas shows up.

Neil tells Alexis, as requested, he’s having the lab analyze the mystery pill Kendra tried to force feed her. Alexis is anxious for the lab to clear it up. She honestly can’t believe Kendra would give her something that harmful. Kendra won’t even let her eat wheat. She would think thallium was out of the question.

Chase confesses, he was hoping to see Finn at a tea party, and Finn says he should have gotten there earlier. Chase says he’s proud of Finn. It’s like he’s been waiting to be a father his whole life. Finn says it’s almost like he has. It feels really good. Willow tells Anna, Violet is adorable, and Anna says, Violet loves her father too; no surprise there. She wishes Hayden hadn’t kept Finn from knowing for so long, but it is what it is. Willow steps away, and takes a breath. Chase asks if she’s okay, and she says she’ll be fine. She doesn’t know what happened. He says it’s his fault. He didn’t think it through. What happened with Finn and Violet must remind her of what happened with Wiley.

Brad tells Lucas, it’s a family holiday, and he arranged to take it off months ago. Lucas says he volunteered to cover the ER, and Brad says he knows Lucas is angry, but it’s Thanksgiving. They should be together with Wiley. They need to find a way to get past this hiccup in their marriage. Lucas says Brad needs to come clean. If Brad tells Lucas what he’s hiding, he’ll find someone to cover the shift. On three. One… two… He didn’t think so. Brad says because of a stupid accusation, but Lucas says, it’s more than that, and Brad knows it.

Obrecht hopes Sasha and Michael aren’t trying to undermine her hard won serenity. Sasha says Michael was just giving her a heads up about Curtis’s investigation. Obrecht says, what investigation? It’s over. Sasha confessed, and Obrecht is paying for cocktails. What more could there be? Michael says there was still a sample on file at GH, and Curtis had it retested. Sasha says it proved again that she and Nina are mother and daughter. Michael says he tried to convince Curtis to drop it, but he said his reputation as a PI is at stake. He’s still looking for answers, and eventually he’s going to realize Obrecht was involved.

Martin tells Valentin that he’s sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Valentin wonders why his father changed his will, unless he was pressured by Helena. Helena hated him. Martin says Valentin must have suspected, or he wouldn’t have sent Martin to Jax with that story. Valentin says he needs to get his hands on the painting, and Martin agrees. If Jax finds it first, Valentin will lose his island, his home, his horses, his business holdings, and even the nicely tailored shirt on his back. Valentin says he has no intention of losing anything. This makes their project all the more important.

Nikolas fights with Hayden’s attacker, and dude runs off. Hayden asks if he’s all right, and he says she was the one who was almost carried off; is she hurt? She says, no, and he asks if she saw who it was. Does she know what they wanted?

Martin asks how Ava acquired the portrait if Valentin threw it out, but Valentin doesn’t have a clue. Martin asks if Valentin is going to reach out to her, or let him, but Valentin tells Martin that Ava said Valentin would never put his hands on the portrait. Martin says, another person less than fond of Valentin. Valentin says Ava suffered a psychotic breakdown, but that’s not the cause of her animosity toward him. She has a perfectly sane reason to hate him. What bothers him is that she imagined she saw Nikolas.

Hayden tells Nikolas, he just came out of nowhere. He didn’t take her purse; she thinks he wanted to kill her. Nikolas says he was afraid something like this would happen. That’s why he came back. He started to worry that Valentin would make good on his threat. She says it’s nice to know he still cares. She asks if he thinks Valentin sent the guy, and he says, she doesn’t think it’s a coincidence, does she? The day after Valentin tries to coerce her into working for him? She wonders what she should do, and he tells her that she should leave now. He’ll help her. She says, what about Violet?

Willow tells Chase that she’s fine. She gets to be a part of Wiley’s life, which is more than she dreamed possible. She’s beyond  thrilled that Finn has a daughter, and Chase has a niece. How lucky can a little girl get? He asks if she wants to get out of there, and she says, only because she’s starving. Chase tells Finn and Anna that they’re going to let them have Violet all to themselves. Anna is surprised they’re leaving already, and thanks them for coming. Chase congratulates Daddy Finn, and Willow tells Violet that she loved meeting her, and can’t wait to see her again. Chase says, he was thinking maybe Violet wants to be an honorary officer of the law; Sergeant Violet. He gives her a badge, and asks, or does she want to be a detective, or a spy like Anna? Violet says she wants to be a doctor like her daddy.

Brook Lynn shows up at the hospital, and says, paging Dr. Lucas Jones, heartthrob of Port Charles High. He says, Brook Lynn, and she says, in the flesh. They hug, and he says she looks fantastic. He keeps checking the music charts for her. She says she’ll get there; her career is on pause. She’s visiting the family, but Olivia is still frosty with her for trying to break up Dante and Lulu a million years ago. He says he tries to stay away from the family drama, and asks how long she’s staying.

Obrecht says Curtis should mind his own business. Her thank you cocktails might have been premature. She tells them to buy their own drinks, and jets. Sasha tells Michael, she almost feels sorry for Obrecht. Almost. Michael says Obrecht would bake Hansel and Gretel into a pie if she could. Sasha says when Obrecht realized they had the same goal – namely Nina’s happiness – she literally became Sasha’s partner in crime. Michael says he’s curious. Sasha said the sample came from Valentin. Where did Valentin get them?    

He says they couldn’t have come from Nina, or it would have been an exact match. Sasha says she has no idea where Valentin got them; she just followed instructions. Chase and Willow approach their table, and Michael says they’ll talk later. Chase asks if he and Willow can join them, or is this a big date? Michael tells them to sit, and says he’ll get the drinks. Chase says he’ll go with Michael, and Willow says just a club soda for her. Sasha says, if she’s hungry, they ordered way too much food. Dive in. Willow says she’s not hungry anymore, and Sasha asks if she’s okay. Willow says, just queasy. She’s going to wash her hands. She loves playing with the kids, Wiley and Chase’s new niece Violet, but kids are geniuses at picking up germs.

Obrecht sees Brad in the alley behind the Rib. He asks why she’s still alive. She says they made an agreement, but Brad says she broke it when she told Lucas that he had a bigger secret than the lab test.

Alexis tells Neil, maybe Finn was right, and it’s a disgruntled client, or the victim of one who walked. Neil says, anyone but Kendra? She tells him, say he’s right. That means she rolled out the red carpet for someone who wanted her dead. She wonders what that says about her. That she’s gullible? Clueless? Maybe stupid? He says she’s blaming the victim, and she should know better.

Finn asks what Anna is making for dinner, and she says she has ice cream. He thinks there are other courses they need to worry about, and she says she did stock the pantry with anything she thought a child would like. She has organic tater tots, and Finn asks if he has to share them with Violet. Anna says he can have anything he wants. He thanks her for accepting Violet into their lives, and she says she’s happy to be part of his journey through fatherhood. He says it looks like one of those ancient maps that says, beyond this point, there might be dragons. She says there’s nowhere else she’d rather be, and he asks how he got so lucky. She says she asks herself that all the time; how did he get so lucky? He kisses her, and Violet sings, Daddy and Anna sitting in a tree – K-I-S-S-I-N-G.  

Valentin tells Martin, if the codicil is real, than Spencer stands to inherit everything. He would expect Laura to be involved, but not Jax and Hayden. Martin says, the infamous daughter of Raymond Berlin, and Valentin asks if he knows her. Martin says she reminds him of someone in another life altogether. (BA-DUM-CHH! Another nod to All My Children.) Valentin says they’ll regret it. The important thing is he stands to lose his inheritance to a teenager; a spoiled prince, fixated on the notion that Valentin murdered his father. Martin says, did he? and reminds Valentin of attorney/client privilege.

Nikolas says he remembers how Hayden cared for Spencer. She says she still does, and he says she must be a wonderful mother. Taking Violet with her will put Violet at risk. Anna and Finn will keep her safe, and right now, it’s the best place for her. Hayden says she can’t just leave Violet, and he asks if she thinks he wanted to leave Spencer. He wants to let his son know he’s alive, but he can’t put Spencer in danger. They knew what they were getting into had risks. She says, leaving her child… and he says he knows how hard it is. It’s been years for him. For her, it might just take weeks. She says she can’t leave Violet. Nikolas says he can’t tell her what to do – he never could – but knowing Spencer is safe is the one thing that makes it bearable. They sacrifice for their kids, even if it means removing themselves from their world. It’s the best way to protect Violet. Give up the joy of being with her right now.

Alexis asks if Neil didn’t fire her as a patient. He says, which time? and she says, touché. He says, patients usually deflect to avoid responsibility. She wants to shoulder it. She says she’s done it before; let someone in her life, no questions asked. It appears she may have done it again.

In the ladies room, Willow pats water on her neck. Sasha comes in, and asks if she’s okay. She was getting worried. Willow thanks her, and says she’s fine. Sasha checks the stall, and says they’re alone. So, club soda? Queasiness? Maybe it’s not her place, but is Willow…? Willow says, don’t say it out loud. She doesn’t know, but she’s late.

Chase tells Michael that they were with the kids all day; Willow is probably exhausted. They had a great time, but he can tell it took a lot out of her. Michael asks how Finn has taken to fatherhood, and Chase says, super well. He never thought of Finn as dad materiel, but he’s a changed man. Michael says, kids will do that to you.

Brad tells Obrecht that his husband is threatening to leave him. All he’s done is protect Lucas. Obrecht says, even after Brad tried to kill her? He says his husband is barely speaking to him. He loves Lucas and Wiley so much. He wants them to be closer, but he’s losing Lucas, and being pulled in different directions. He starts to cry.

Lucas tells Brook that he and Brad hit a rough patch. He loves Brad, but Brad’s not being honest about what he’s saying. Protect their family from what? Brad can’t tell him, but they’re supposed to be partners. Brook asks what he’s going to do, and he says bury himself in work. He’s on the schedule tomorrow. She says, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. He should be with family. He has to be with family.

Valentin tells Martin, when he and Nina are married, Charlotte will have the family she always wanted; what they’ve both wanted. Like Martin cares. He’s too close to lose now. Martin admires Valentin’s determination. Valentin says, if he tells Martin, money is no object, is he willing to step outside legal boundaries, into a grey area? Martin says Grey is his last name. What does Valentin have in mind? Valentin wants eyes on Spencer. He wants to know where is, and what he’s doing. Martin says, why? If the others find the codicil before Valentin does, what happens to the boy?

Hayden shows up at Anna’s, and Anna says she thought they had Violet until tomorrow. Hayden says they do, and tells Violet, the sleepover is still on. She just thought Violet might want her blanket and a few other things that she loves. Finn says, it’s nice of her, but Violet could have gone a night without them. Hayden says, she could have, but why should she? No one should have to go without the things they love. Violet shows Hayden her gift, and says she drew Hayden a picture. Finn tells Hayden that he understands what she’s feeling. She’s not there because Violet needed her things. She’s there because she really misses Violet.

Neil tells Alexis, he doesn’t see why she needed to fix her life in the first place. She says she wanted it back on track, and he says, it was on track. She was making progress, and even managed to trust herself to try and have fun at Drag Bingo. Alexis says, it’s good to try, and he asks why not trust herself now? She has beauty, brains, a sense of humor, and an endearing personality. She says, it’s been a rough week. She could use a boost. He says he hopes she realizes she can say those things to herself instead of hearing it from someone else.

Brook tells Lucas, Thanksgiving is the one holiday not fraught with impossible expectations. It’s just turkey, football, and gratitude. Despite his marital troubles, he can still care about his family. If not Brad, Wiley. He says, it’s not that simple, and she says look at her.

Obrecht asks what Brad is doing; stop blubbering this instant. Brad says Lucas can’t know; he’s going to lose Lucas. Obrecht doesn’t quite put her arms around him, and pats his shoulder. She says, pat, pat, pat. That’s enough consolation. Man up. He made his bed, he has to lie in it, and continue to lie. He has to be strong. They both must. It’s the only way to get through this. She walks away.

Michael tells Chase, when Nelle told him that she was pregnant, he was blindsided. The relationship was already toxic by then, but he loved the idea of being a father so much, he kept his eyes on the prize. He asks if Chase has ever thought about being a father.

Willow tells Sasha, she can’t be pregnant. They’ve been careful. Sasha asks how late she is, but Willow isn’t sure. She noticed a few days ago. She’s been so busy; she may have forgotten to take her pill a few times. Sasha says she has to tell Chase. They’re a serous couple, and need to talk about what they want for the future. Willow says what if she doesn’t know what she wants. Sasha says, then they’ll figure it out together. Just be honest with him.

Martin tells Valentin, when he said grey area, it was a euphemism for… How far to the dark side does he want to go? Valentin says he’s not killing the kid, if that’s what Martin is worried about. He has to admit it’s a fair question, but he wants his great nephew happy and healthy.

Hayden says she brought Violet’s favorite book; she likes a story at bedtime. Finn says he got Eloise for Violet, and Anna says she found Robin’s old books. Hayden says, sometimes Violet gets picky, so she brought a few. Finn says it looks like a whole library, and Hayden says she brought some extra toys and clothes, and detangler; be careful brushing Violet’s hair. Finn says Hayden is only a phone call away, but Hayden says she wanted to make sure Violet felt at home. She hopes it wasn’t presumptuous. Finn says, it’s perfect. She thanks him, and asks if she can have a moment to say goodnight. Anna says they have to finish making dinner anyway, and they go to the kitchen. Hayden goes to Violet, and asks what she’s working on. Violet says she’s making a drawing, and Hayden says she’s sorry to interrupt, but can she get a hug? She holds Violet.

Valentin tells Martin, if the day ever comes that Laura announces all his worldly possessions belong to Spencer, he needs leverage. She’s convinced he’s cold-blooded. He just needs her knowing that he knows where Spencer is at any given time. She won’t risk her grandson. Is Martin in? Martin says he’ll get eyes on Spencer right away. They clink glasses, Martin downs his drink, and leaves.

Alexis puts on some makeup, and Neil says, she looks better already. She says, it’s amazing what a little concealer, bronzer, and lip gloss can do. She was about to text Molly. He says he stopped by the lab, and she asks if he found out what Kendra was adamant about having her take. Cyanide? Hemlock? He says, gingko biloba.

Brook tells Lucas, if she can put herself out there, and try to mend fences, can’t he? He says he already got put on the schedule; he can’t back down. She says he needs to put aside the business of saving everyone else’s lives, and save his family instead.

On the phone, Brad leaves a message. He says he thought they might be too busy to answer since they got their medical license back. Congratulations. And happy Thanksgiving, in case he doesn’t get a chance to call tomorrow. I miss you, Britt.

Chase says Michael doesn’t shy away from tough questions. Michael says he didn’t mean to pry, but that’s what friends are for. Chase says, Willow definitely wants kids. As for him… Sasha and Willow come back, and Chase says they thought they’d lost them to better prospects. Willow says, there aren’t any. Chase wants to show them pictures of Violet, so they can marvel at the resemblance between Violet and her favorite uncle.

Valentin calls Hayden. She looks at the phone, and Violet asks, who is it? She says, nobody she wants to talk to. She wants to take a picture. Violet puts her arms around Hayden, and she snaps a photo. She says, perfect. Just like Violet. She wants to make sure Violet knows how much mommy loves her. All the way to the sky and back, a million times over, forever. Violet says she loves Hayden all that, plus one. Hayden says, daddy is a really good man. He’ll take good care of her. She wants Violet to remember, even when she’s not there, mommy loves her more than anything and everything. Never forget that. She tells Violet that she can draw now, and tries not to cry. She puts an envelope in Violet’s backpack (I think). Finn asks if everything is okay, and Hayden says she’s good. He says, about tomorrow. Would she mind picking Violet up in the afternoon? He’d like to spend the morning with her. She says, sure; that’s perfect. He promises with every ounce of his being that he’ll take care of Violet. She says she knows. She leaves, and cries on the porch.

On the pier, the guy comes back, and grabs Nikolas. Nikolas tells him, knock it off. The guy asks how he did, and Nikolas says, he was a great success. He terrified a woman half his size. Mission accomplished. The guy says it was Nikolas’s idea, and Nikolas says, it was necessary; not for fun. The guy says he did it for the money. Now how about his bonus? Nikolas shoves an envelope at him, and says, take it and go. The guy walks.

Next time, Kendra asks what Alexis isn’t telling her, Andre tells Franco it’s not too late to change his mind, and Julian says he’s been given no choice.

The guide shows GH as being a new show tomorrow, but if it is, I probably won’t be able to recap until Friday, if at all. I’ll at least post the highlights. On Friday, ABC will be airing football. The traditional program that accompanies the after-dinner coma.

🍹 A Quick Look…

At The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which I’m only peripherally watching. Marge has to sell her property because she settled a $12 million lawsuit for $300K. I couldn’t figure that one out, but I guess she has a lot of bills to pay. She and Joe #3 also own the property next door, and since she was whining about having to sell, I wondered why she didn’t just subdivide. Melissa and Joe #2 were investigating having another baby in vitro. Melissa felt it was now or never. Jackie had a birthday party for one of her kids, and I appreciated her viewpoint. She said all kids needed for a party was, friends, pizza, and cake. The priority was that the kids have fun. Ever the competitor, that wasn’t enough for Jennifer, who said in her interview, her party would win in a popularity contest, and Jackie’s party was just like a playdate at her house. Ugh. I also continue to mix up Jackie and Jennifer, who I think should switch names. Jackie felt Teresa was bullying her – a term which seems to have a pretty loose meaning on these shows – and Teresa said Jackie was bullying her because she’d said something Teresa didn’t like, which goes way past a loose definition. The women went to Jamaica, where Jennifer separated Jackie and Marge in a hotel room away from the rest of the group. Or as Marge described it – they were in the servants’ quarters, and the others were in a mansion. To be fair, we’re talking really nice servants’ quarters, but they had to hike to where everyone else was. Jennifer couldn’t see why there was a complaint, since she’s Jennifer. Marge made an off-hand remark about Teresa liking them over 21, that Teresa let pass, but no doubt we’ll go back to it until the Apocalypse. I’m starting to resent any Housewives going on these glorious trips that they waste by being petty and fighting. Melissa was happy they got through a dinner that they actually ate, but next time, the Marge pisses Teresa off, so I’m sure there will be fireworks. And not the kind in the sky.

🍜 It’s Still About the Pasta…

I actually never questioned what it was about, which was James being out-of-his-mind drunk.


🍸 No Surprise Here…

They do drink an awful lot on Flipping Out.


🎬 Let the Holiday Viewing Commence…

I’m just going to say it. People are offended too easily these days. While I can agree with some points made in this article, it goes a bit too far to say the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp are drawn in stereotypically Asian fashion. They’re drawn like Siamese cats, and if that’s stereotypically Asian, blame the cats. Or God for making the cats. Where does it end?


🎆 From the Parade’s Mouth…

All you need to know. The best thing you need to know is, don’t have FOMO over not being there. I’ve gone twice, and you’re better off seeing it on TV. The second time wasn’t so bad. I worked in an office over the parade route, and they served bagels and mimosas. If you can snag one of those invites, go for it. For the regular parade goer, it’s a nightmare. I had to get there at 6 am, I froze my everything off, and I thought I would never get warm again. If that wasn’t enough, the balloons are scary hanging over your head, and you can see where they’ve been patched and stuff. They’re not as pretty as on TV. And you can see the obvious lip-syncing by the musical artists. Seriously. Stay where you’re comfy and warm, and can get a sandwich or go to  the bathroom.



🍗 Have a Happy Thanksgiving…

My film recommendation every year is the same – Henry Jaglom’s Eating. It has a dual storyline, the plot revolving around a birthday party for three women – one thirty, one forty, and one fifty – and a woman making a documentary about women and food at the same party. It’s a hidden gem and fabulous. Every woman should watch it, as well as all the men who would like to know women better.

October 4, 2019 – Lulu Makes a Decision, a Snub For Jeff, It Never Ends, Early Departure, Darcey Points a (Well Manicured) Finger, Unlucky Number of Quotes & a Petty Weekend


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Curtis shows up at the station in his tux. Jordan tells him how good he looks, and says it might be enough to salvage a thoroughly rotten day. Sometimes the wheels of justice take you places you don’t want go. Diane comes out and says, it’s blatant grandstanding. The evidence – and she uses the term loosely – is worthless. Jordan says she can make that argument in court. Diane says, Sam has been nothing but cooperative, and Jordan repays her by arresting her. Jordan says it was her only course of action, and Diane asks if it required Sam to be held without bail. Does she really want Sam languishing in a jail cell until the trial?

Jax and Josslyn visit Carly at the hospital. Josslyn asks Carly if Donna is really going to be okay. Carly says they’ll have things to look out for, but she’s pretty perfect. Josslyn says, she is. Jax joins them, and says as much as he enjoyed meeting Donna, he wanted to see how the baby momma is doing. She says, well. She feels great, and knowing Donna is going to be okay is the best medicine. Josslyn gives Carly an envelope, and says, it’s from Dev.

Dev is in the kitchen doing homework, when Sonny and Mike come in. Sonny says they were just visiting with Avery, and Mike says they took a bunch of pictures to show Yvonne. Dev is sure she’ll enjoy them. Avery is a beautiful little girl. He says it’s nice to see Mike again, calling him Mr. Corbin. Mike says, they’re cousins; call him Mike. Dev says, okay, Cousin Mike. Mike says Dev’s grandmother told him that she and Dev aren’t close. He wonders why is that? Dev looks at Sonny, and says, they just aren’t. Mike says Dev should give her a call some time. Sonny asks if Mike has been talking to Gladys, and Mike says, all the time.

Jordan says Robert deems Sam a flight risk, and she agrees. Diane tells Curtis, nice tux. As her client’s former business partner, does he really think Sam would skip town, abandoning her children, or take them with her, forfeiting her right to clear her name? He says he’s not taking sides, and she says, that alone speaks volumes. Jordan says, they have a witness. Diane says, who’s allegations are hearsay, and Jordan says, they have a recording. Diane says, obviously doctored.  Jordan says the PCPD techs proved it to be authentic, but Diane says, imagine their embarrassment when her independent analysis debunks their finding. Jason comes out with Sam, and Diane says she sees the exorbitant and arbitrary bail has been posted. Jordan asks why Diane is harassing her, when bail has been posted. Diane says, exorbitant bail. which few people could afford. Fortunately, Jason is one of them, but that doesn’t change this grievous miscarriage of justice. Someone is obviously trying to frame Sam.

Maxie says Peter just called. He and Valentin are on their way to All Saints. That means they need to step it up. Obrecht says they’re ahead of schedule, and Maxie says, they can’t become complacent; that’s when disaster strikes. Obrecht says there will be no disaster as long as she’s involved. Nina thanks Sasha for wearing the pendant. Sasha thanks Nina for giving it to her. Obrecht says, it’s a lot of schmaltz over a pendant no one will notice, but Nina says, who cares? She and Sasha know it’s there. Obrecht says, apologies, niece. Nina says she got a special gift of her own last night. She shows them the necklace from Valentin, and everyone is like, wow. Maxie asks who gave it to her, and Nina says, Valentin surprised her with it last night. Maxie says it’s bringing a tsunami of bad luck with it.

At the church, Dustin tells Lulu that she looks amazing. She says, all things considered, she was surprised she could dress herself, and he asks if she’s decided if she’s telling Nina that Sasha isn’t her daughter. Lulu says, and Valentin is behind it all? She hasn’t decided. Valentin and Peter come up the walk.

Jason tells Sam, Spinelli agreed to look at the recording. She adds, that just happened to come from Daisy. He says she’s still loyal to Shiloh, and it gives her motive to lie. Sam says, what about Sheri? and he says, they can’t prove anything; it’s hearsay. Sam tells him what Diane said was right. Someone is trying to frame her, and whoever it is, might be manufacturing more evidence against her.

Diane tells Jordan, Sam killed Shiloh to prevent him from impaling Jason with a gaffing stick. Jordan says, there were only three people on the boat, and one is dead. The other two have criminal histories that seriously compromise their credibility as witnesses. Diane says, Shiloh was the leader of a sex cult, whose followers would blindly follow him off the ledge of Mount Rushmore. One of those followers delivered a damaging declaration. She asks Jordan to please tell her she sees through this. Jordan says she’s welcome to cross-examine, question, and debunk the evidence. Do her job, and Jordan will do hers. Let justice prevail. Diane says she has no doubt it will. She leaves, and Curtis tells Jordan that Sam wasn’t just his business partner, she’s his friend. Jordan asks if he’s telling her that he’s biased, but he says he was wondering if she thinks the killings were anything other than self-defense.

Carly says, Dev was so thoughtful. Josslyn asks what it says, and Carly tells her, congratulations and best wishes. Children make the family’s kettle whistle. She loves it. Jax says, Aussies have a saying for everything, but he’s never heard that one. Carly wonders where Dev is, and Josslyn says, he was concerned it was too private of a situation. He didn’t want to intrude. Carly tells Josslyn, let him know, wherever family is welcome, he’s welcome. Looking at his phone, Jax says, the saying about the teakettle? It’s Turkish.

Dev says he’ll study upstairs, and Mike says he hopes they’re not interrupting. Dev says, no. There’s a book he needs upstairs anyway. He tells Mike it was good to see him, calling him Cousin Mike, and Mike laughs. Dev goes upstairs, and Sonny asks Mike how he got so close to Gladys. Mike says, it’s just one of those things. They weren’t that close when they were younger, but since she made contact with him, they hit it off. He says, it’s the way this disease works. He can recall old times with his cousins or buddies, but can’t remember why Sonny picked him up today. Sonny says Avery was asking for him, and Mike says does his old heart some good. She’s the best. Sonny says, she’s not the only one who wants to see him. He wants to introduce Mike to their new family member. Carly had the baby. Mike says, she did? He didn’t know they were… never mind. He’s a grandfather again. Sonny says they had a little girl. He and Mike hug, and Mike says, that makes seven grandchildren for him. Sonny says he pulled that number out fast, and Mike says they covered it in their memory care sessions. He wants to see if he can do it, and says, there’s this new one, and there’s Michael, Kristina, Avery – he hesitates, and Sonny says, DanteDante, Spencer, and Morgan. Sonny says he wants to introduce Mike to Donna. Mike likes the name, and asks if Sonny remembers Donna Messina from the old neighborhood. Sonny says, that’s why they chose it. Because they wanted to honor her. He and Carly have another surprise for him.

Nina asks Maxie, what’s wrong? and Maxie says, not to throw water on her special day, but Nina isn’t planning on wearing the necklace, is she? Valentin invited in bad luck giving it to her the night before their wedding. She doesn’t want to compound it by wearing the necklace at the ceremony, does she? Nina says, all that matters is that it’s a symbol of his love for her. She’s starting a new chapter, with Valentin, and her beautiful daughter Sasha, and her equally delightful stepdaughter Charlotte. Obrecht asks what they are? Bratwurst? Nina says she loves them both. She tells them to guess what happened a year ago today. A year ago today, she finally got up the courage to pick up the phone and call Sasha to let Sasha know she was her mother. Obrecht takes a drink.

Valentin introduces himself to Dustin. Dustin congratulates him, and he says, today, he feels like the luckiest man on earth. Lulu says he won’t feel that way after he hears what she has to say.

Carly says, Dev drinks a lot of iced tea. Maybe he got it off of a bottle cap. Josslyn says, Dev knows all kinds of random stuff. Jax says, okay. He tells Carly that Donna looks like her. She’s beautiful, just the other women in Carly’s family. She says he’s smooth today, but he says he means it. He has to go. He’s going to Nina’s wedding. Carly wonders how he got roped into that. She tells him, have fun, and he says he’ll try. He just wanted to tell her how happy he is that Donna is fine, and he hopes she’s home soon. Carly says, amen to that. Jax asks if Josslyn wants a ride, and Josslyn says she’ll never get her homework done there. She’ll be back soon. She can’t wait for both Carly and Donna to be home. She loves Donna already. Carly says Josslyn is making her cry, and tells Jax, thanks for the visit.

Jordan tells Curtis, the big mystery isn’t whether Sam planned to kill Shiloh; it’s how many people she managed to beat to the punch. Kristina, Willow, the Cooper-Joneses. Michael and Chase are the two most upstanding citizens she knows, and they could have done it. Curtis says, Sam was clear about pulling the trigger, and clear about why. Jordan says her gut tells her to believe Sam, but the evidence has left her no choice. She had to charge Sam. Curtis tells her not to hate him for saying this, but he hopes she doesn’t win the case. She says she still has to work it, but he says, not today. They have a wedding to attend. He gives her a garment bag, and she says she can’t believe she walked out without her dress. He says lucky for her, she has a loving husband to rescue her. She says, very lucky, and they kiss.

Diane tells Jason and Sam, if this case goes to trial with this Swiss cheese evidence, she’ll make fondue. Jason hopes it doesn’t. Diane agrees it’s clearly a frame-up, and asks if Spinelli is on board to examine the recording. Jason says he’s prepping. Sam says they could be manufacturing more evidence, and Diane says, there’s nothing they can do about it, so put it out of her mind. She has Sam’s statement about being on board the Haunted Star, and it’s thorough, but is there anything she left out. Sam says, nothing she can… Jason says, what? and Sam says Shiloh did say something that made her think he had an accomplice.

Valentin tells Lulu, it’s his wedding day. Can whatever she has going on, wait? She’s afraid not, and he asks if it has anything to do with Charlotte. She says, no, and he says, obviously it can wait then. She says, it’s about… Dustin puts his arm around her, and she says, Valentin is right. It can wait. They don’t have to talk about it right now. Peter says Valentin has to check in with the minister. Valentin thanks Lulu for joining them, and says he hopes they can all be happy for Nina’s sake. He goes inside, and Dustin says, no judgement, but he’s curious. Why didn’t she confront Valentin about Sasha?

Lulu says she knows from panful experience, if she shows her hand, Valentin will outmaneuver her. Besides, he’s not the person she needs to talk to. Dustin says, Nina, and she says, exactly. She doesn’t know if Dustin is aware of this, but Valentin killed her brother. Dustin asks, who is this guy, and why isn’t he in prison? She says, it happened in Greece, and the Greek authorities believed Valentin when he said it was self-defense. Even worse, everything that belonged to her brother, now belongs to Valentin. She wants Valentin punished, but right now she’s trying to make sure she’s telling Nina for the right reasons. Dustin says he’s just getting to know her, but she doesn’t strike him as the vengeful type. Is he wrong?

Valentin thanks Peter for the save, and Peter says, what are best men for? He wonders what Lulu’s problem is, and Valentin says she still blames him for Nikolas’s death. He only invited her for Charlotte’s sake. He thinks she should be asked to leave, and Peter says it would tarnish his halo. In Nina’s eyes, he qualifies for sainthood for finding Sasha. Valentin says, that’s a stretch, but he’d do anything for Nina. Peter feels the same way about Maxie, and Valentin says they have to escape their respective pasts for the women they love. Peter asks if Valentin has forsaken the dark side of his heritage (sounding like a character from Flowers in the Attic), and Valentin says, has Peter?

Nina asks if Charlotte realizes that when she marries Charlotte’s papa, Sasha will be her be true sister. Charlotte says she’ll get the sister she’s always wanted. Did Sasha want a sister? Sasha says not until she met Charlotte. Obrecht passes out champagne, and says, sisters are a gift. On this happiest of occasions, she can’t help but remember Nina’s mother. She’s sure Madeline is craning upward to look past the smoldering brimstone, to disapprove of all their choices. Sasha is glad she never met Madeline, but Obrecht says Madeline made it possible for Sasha to be there. That woman; never a hair out of place. Curtis knocks on the door, and Maxie asks why he’s there. Nothing can go wrong today. He says he wanted to talk to Nina before she marries Valentin. Nina asks, what’s up? and he says she told him to always be honest with her, no matter how much the truth hurts. Charlotte says that’s what her mommy tells her too. Curtis says, it’s good advice; she should follow it. Nina says if he’s there to try and convince her to call it off, she doesn’t want to hear it.

Mike gives Carly a bouquet in a cup that says, World’s Best Mom. He says he got it in the gift shop, and tells her not to go down and see how much he paid. She says it’s priceless to her. Mike said he heard the baby is a little sick, and Carly says, a little, but she’ll be fine. It just takes time. Mike says that means he has seven grandchildren. This new one, Michael, Kristina, Avery, Dante – he looks at Sonny – and Spencer, and Morgan. Did he get them all? Carly says, he got them. Sonny says Mike is surrounded by family, and they all love him. Does he want to see Donna? Mike says, after he meets Donna, does he get his surprise? Carly says, yes.

Sam tells Diane that when she was trying to get Shiloh to let Dev and Wiley go, he said they were running out time. He said he was on the clock, and when he got what he wanted, he’d go. Diane says, he never told her who or what he wanted? Jason says, it’s got to be money, and Diane says, someone would have to deliver it. They need to know who. Sam says, maybe Dev heard something. He was on the Haunted Star before she was. Jason says he’ll check on that, and Diane says she’ll continue to work on things from her end. She tells Sam to enjoy her freedom; live her life. She’ll let them know when it’s time to regroup. Sam says she wants to see Carly and the baby. Jason says, baby Donna made it through surgery with flying colors. Diane had no idea there was a problem, and Jason tells her, the baby has spina bifida, but there’s been no nerve damage, and she can live a full, healthy life. Diane says, thank God. Give the proud parents her love, and tell them that she’ll drop by soon. And Sam… Sam knows. Don’t leave town. Diane tells her, don’t, but she was going to say, don’t worry.

Josslyn and Jax find Dev in the kitchen, where he seems to spend most of his time. Jax says he seems jumpy, and Dev says he didn’t know anyone was there. Josslyn says they just got back from visiting Carly. She loved Dev’s card. Dev asks how Carly is doing, and Josslyn says, all things considered, she couldn’t be better. Jax says the quote Dev put in the card was Turkish, and Dev says, was it? He found it online. Jax says, good choice. Dev says they just missed Mr. Corbin, and Jax says, isn’t Mike his cousin? That’s kind of formal. Dev says that’s what Mike said. He’s trying to call him Cousin Mike. It’s a lot to get used to. Josslyn tells him that Carly said it was fine if he visits. She’d love to see him. He says he’ll head over there now. Dev jets, and Jax says, Dev couldn’t get out fast enough. He wonders why.

Josslyn says she’s sure Dev was saving them from standing around, making polite conversation. Doesn’t Jax have a wedding to get ready for? Jax says he’s not going to be angry, but he knows Josslyn is covering something up about Dev. He hates to see her trying so hard to keep it from him. She says, he’s right. She’s sorry. She has been lying to him.

Mike and Sonny look at baby Donna, and Mike says, she’s little. Sonny says, she came early, but she’ll be well enough to take home soon. Mike says maybe he can introduce her to Yvonne. Jason joins them, and Sonny says he and Mike came to check out the baby.  Jason says, she’s a beauty. Sonny tells Mike that he’ll be right back; he and Jason have to talk. Sonny asks, how’s Sam? and Jason says he persuaded Robert to let him post bail. He thinks Sam is a flight risk. Sonny says it doesn’t surprise him. He asks how the case against Sam looks, and Jason says, Diane doesn’t think it’s going to trial, but if it does, they need to be prepared. Sonny says he’ll do whatever he can, and Jason thanks him. Jason says he needs to talk to Dev about what happened on the Haunted Star, and Sonny says, if it helps Sam, be his guest.

Sam tells Carly that she’s sorry she couldn’t visit sooner. Carly says Jason told her what’s happening; it’s crazy. It’s obvious Sam killed Shiloh in self-defense. Sam says there’s evidence that says she planned to kill Shiloh. Carly says, who didn’t think about killing Shiloh? She was dropping hints to Sonny daily. Sam says, there’s a recording that says she was plotting revenge. Carly says she’s out on bail. She knows Sam and Jason will get to the bottom of this. Sam says, that’s the plan.

Dev comes out of the hospital elevator, and Jason says he was looking for Dev. Dev asks if he’s in trouble, but Jason says, no. He doesn’t know if Dev heard, but Sam was arrested for Shiloh’s murder. Dev asks, what kind of justice is that? That guy was out of control. Jason tells him to keep his voice down. He needs to know everything that happened on the boat with Shiloh.

Peter tells Valentin, he supposes there’s always a chance all their misdeeds could be exposed. Valentin says, no risk, no reward. Peter says, yes, but sometimes that risk can be overwhelming. Why do they live with it?

Lulu says Dustin is right. She’s not the vengeful type. He says, good to know. She says she used to be, and he says, also good to know. She says, if she tells the truth about Sasha, it won’t be out of revenge. It will be to save Nina from marrying a man who’s deceiving her; because it’s the right thing to do. How can she teach Charlotte to value honesty if she can’t be honest herself? He says it sounds like she knows what she’s going to do.

Maxie says she has to get to the church, and Charlotte asks if she can come too. She wants to see papa. Nina tells her, it’s okay, and Sasha says she’ll give Nina and Curtis privacy. Nina is sure Curtis won’t mind if she stays, and he says it’s about her too. Nina tells him, please don’t ruin her wedding by trash talking Valentin, but he says, let him finish. It’s no secret he’s not a fan of Valentin’s. He was skeptical about Sasha at first, but he liked her the moment they met, and two DNA tests proved she’s Nina’s long lost daughter. Obrecht says, thanks to Maxie, there were three tests, all yielding the same result. Curtis says, that means Valentin did right by Nina. And anyone who can make her happy, gets his stamp of approval. Nina throws her arms around him, and thanks him. He says, just in case, Aunt Stella gave him this when he was a kid. He gives her a blue handkerchief, and says, because everyone should cry at their wedding. Weeping, Nina says, really? She doesn’t think that’s a thing. He says, crying at your wedding, means there will be no tears throughout your marriage. He says she’s his best person, and she says he’s hers too. He tells her, never forget that, and tells Sasha, be good to her mom.

Jax says, Dev isn’t Sonny’s cousin, right? and Josslyn says, no. Jax asks who he is, and Josslyn says, it’s a long, complicated story. He says he’s all ears, but Josslyn says, first he needs to know that her mom and Sonny made sure she was okay with it. He says, sure, they asked, but was she going to say no? She says she could have. She can think for herself. He says he knows. He just wanted to make sure Sonny didn’t keep repeating the question until he got the answer he wanted.

Dev tells Jason that he was hiding on the Haunted Star when Shiloh showed up with Wiley. He told the baby it wouldn’t be long. He just need to grab some essentials for the trip. That’s when Dev called him, and got Sam. Then Shiloh hit him in the head. He didn’t lose consciousness completely, and heard Shiloh talking on the phone. He was asking for money. Does Jason know who it could have been?

Peter tells Valentin, it was easier to keep secrets when there was no one else he cared about. Valentin says, truer words, my friend. His advice is to forget about it today. Peter asks if that’s Valentin’s way of saying he’s making the wedding day about him. Valentin says he’s being practical. In the wee small hours of the morning, their secrets may find them. Not that he fears it. No, this is a good day.

Lulu tells Dustin, she hates that she knows this. Why does she have to be the one to break Nina’s heart? Curtis and Jordan arrive. Curtis shakes Dustin’s hand, and Lulu introduces him to Jordan. She tells Dustin that Jordan and Curtis were married a year ago. They had their reception on the Haunted Star (but we won’t mention that pesky murder). Curtis says, here’s to Nina’s wedding ending on a happier note. Charlotte runs up, and hugs Lulu. Maxie wants to grab Lulu for a word. Lulu says, thank God Maxie is there. Maxie says Lulu brought Dustin as her plus one. Lulu said she wasn’t going to do that, and they’re not a thing. Charlotte tells Lulu that Curtis visited Nina. He said Nina told him on his wedding day to always be honest, and never lie. Maxie says, there’s a recipe for disaster. Charlotte says, she told Curtis that’s what Lulu teaches her too. Lulu looks at Dustin.

Josslyn tells Jax, if she’d said no, her mom and Sonny would never have let Dev stay, and he’s glad to hear that. She says she kind of likes Dev. He drives her crazy, but it’s a nice distraction from thinking about Oscar every minute of every day. She hated lying to him. He takes her hand, and says he’s sorry Sonny put her in that position.

Mike tells Carly, the baby is beautiful, and Carly says, she is. He says she reminds him of someone; another little baby, but not Avery. He wishes he could remember. Sonny says, maybe Courtney? and Mike says, yes; his beautiful daughter. Sonny thinks now might be the right moment to give Mike his surprise. Carly says she and Sonny talked about it. Sonny wanted to honor his sister, and she agreed. Donna’s full name is Donna Courtney Corinthos. Mike is visibly touched.

Jason asks Dev, what happened when he left the pier? Dev says Jason told him to call 911, but he got worried about getting the cops involved. He saw Peter, and asked for a ride. Peter said yes quickly, and he was pretty cool. Jason asks if Dev remembers anything else. Dev says, Peter was carrying a gym bag, and he seemed pretty nervous.

Peter tells Valentin, it’s almost show time. Valentin says wish him luck, but Peter says it doesn’t sound like he needs it. Valentin says, it’s always good to have it. Charlotte runs to Valentin, and he tells her, tres belle. Charlotte says, Nina said the best thing. After Valentin marries her, Sasha will be her true sister. Valentin says, she will.

Maxie asks Lulu to tell her the florist is inside. Lulu says, they are, and Maxie says, everything is as it should be. She checks her list, the last item being, wedding planner’s BFF and hot date. They’ll be talking about how that happened later. Right now she needs to make sure everything is okay. Maxie runs inside, and Lulu tells Dustin that she has to catch Nina as soon as she gets there. He says he’ll wait with her, but she says she has to do this herself. He tells her that he’s just a text or a holler away, and she thanks him. She waits.

Obrecht, Sasha, and Nina approach. Obrecht says she remembers the last time she was there. Her sister lay dead in her coffin. May today be equally joyous. Sasha calls to Nina, and asks if she’s coming. Nina says she’s on her way. Lulu looks panicked.

On Monday, Charlotte asks what’s wrong, Lulu says she has to tell Nina something that can’t wait, Sam tells Jason that Peter was definitely working with Shiloh, and Josslyn tells Dev that her father knows about him.

👶 A Fight On Andy’s Playground…

It hasn’t exactly been Jeff’s year.


😕 The Hits Just Keep On Comin’…

Spoiler 1: She didn’t do it, and Spoiler #2: It backfired.


✈ Might As Well Go Early…

Maybe he realized Teresa isn’t having it.


💍 Well, He Did Allude To That…

I doubt Tom would have proposed, but Stacey didn’t help any.


💀 You Decide…

I’d say it’s a toss-up between Herschel and Carl.


➡ Quotes of the Week

Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou

You had a boob job. You didn’t lose an arm. – Chris Sorge, Little Women LA

Big results require big change. – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Creed II

I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings. – Bruce Springsteen

Don’t ever miss a big chance to shut up.Dr. Phil

The past cannot be cured.Elizabeth I

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

The problem with this generation is that you have the knowledge to use the internet, but not the wisdom. – Dr. Phil

Welcome to your own petard, a-hole. – Trevor Kirchner (Matthew Morrison), American Horror Story: 1984

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. – Gustave Flaubert

Character is revealed when pressure is applied. – Unknown

💨 Kick Up Some Dust…

See you when there’s whispering among the Dead.






September 19, 2019 – Shiloh’s Trial Begins, a Tale of Two Tonys, Jeff’s Big Mouth & Hawaiian Vibe


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Michael comes out of the shower, and asks Sasha how long she’s been up. She says long enough to see the news alerts flood her phone. He asks, what happened?

Valentin walks Nina into Crimson, telling her, everything’s still there. He’s sure someone would have told her if anything catastrophic happened. She says she left Crimson in good hands. Maxie is her number one number two. The problem is, Maxie is soon going to be number one, and she’s going to be number AC1490. He tells her not to borrow trouble, and she says, who’s borrowing? With Cassandra in custody, it’s just a matter of time before she winds up in prison.

At the station, Laura asks how their guest is. Jordan says, demanding a doctor and disinfectant for the interrogation room. She can’t wait to get rid of Cassandra. Robert says, it won’t be long; the WSB is coming to pick her up. Laura hopes not too soon. She goes in to see Cassandra, who’s wiping the table with a tissue. She asks if Laura is aware of the pig sty the police force is running. Crack dens are cleaner. Laura says she’ll take Cassandra’s word for it. Cassandra demands to see her ambassador. Jordan is bringing Sonny in, and says they don’t have one from Monaco in Port Charles. Sonny asks if he’ll do.

At Kelly’s, Maxie asks Jason if Sam is nervous. She answers her own question, saying, the only things that make Sam nervous are shopping trips and personal relationships. He says, she’s looking forward to  testifying against Shiloh. Maxie says it will be easier for her, since she never believed in that stuff anyway. She feels sorry for Kristina and Willow. She doesn’t think the trial will go on for long; obviously, Shiloh is guilty. Jason asks if Peter will be there. He seems to have taken a personal interest in the case. There was a big article in The Invader this morning. She says, crime drives traffic. It’s not like it was a sympathetic piece. Shiloh is going down. Jason says, maybe. Maxie asks why he sounds unconvinced, and he says, Shiloh was offered a deal and insisted on a trial. He must still think he has a shot at acquittal. Spinelli appears, and says, that’s why they called in the big guns. Maxie jumps up, and hugs him.

Sketch guy meets with Peter at the docks, and Peter asks if he was followed. Sketch guy says he knows what he’s doing, and Peter says, then why is Andre still alive? Sketch guy says if Peter’s changed his mind about paying him, he can take care of Shiloh himself.

Chase walks into the empty courtroom to find Willow sitting on the stand. She says she wanted to get there before the place filled up. She wanted to remind herself what it feels like to be on the stand. He asks if she’s nervous, and she says she’s eager to get this done, and stop Shiloh from hurting anyone again. A guard brings Shiloh in, and he says he’d never hurt Willow. He loved her. And she loved him. He promises when this is over, they’ll be together again.

At the MetroCourt, Kristina practices her testimony for Alexis. She says she’s confident if it hadn’t been for her parent’s intervention, she’d still be under Shiloh’s control today. Alexis tells her, be careful. She doesn’t want to come across like she has a vendetta. Kristina says, she does. She can’t wait for Shiloh to go to prison. Alexis says, it’s not solely on her. Kristina says she wants to do her part, and Alexis says she will. She’s strong, and that’s who she’ll be on the stand. She’s proud of Kristina for taking back her strength and agency. Shiloh couldn’t hurt her now if he tried. Kristina is sure he will.

Maxie asks Spinelli how Georgie is; she looked great in her first day of school outfit. Spinelli says he and Ellie are grateful for her consultation. Georgie loved the outfit, and she was a hit with her peers. Maxie says she chose the dress because it looked great, and it was unique enough to stand out. Jason says, Maxie, and she says, right; the trial. Maxie asks why Spinelli is being called to the stand, and he tells her Robert said they might want background on the operations in Beecher’s Corners. She tells him, remember, clear concise statements, don’t volunteer anything, and don’t ramble. He laughs, and says he’s fully prepared. He asks if they’ll have a chance to dine while he’s there, if she’s not too swamped handling Crimson single-handedly. Maxie says, Nina is coming back, and the pressure will be off. He says she sounds disappointed. She says she was happy to do it, but she’s just as happy to hand it back. She needs to get back to work, and leaves. Jason says it’s good to see him, and Spinelli says, it’s good to be seen. It appears there’s work aplenty waiting.

Peter gives sketch guy a bag, and says he’ll need this. He’ll get the rest of the money upon completion of the job, and he’ll be richly rewarded. If he fails, they’ll both be up the creek. Understood? Sketch guy takes a gun out of his waistband, and says, after today, David Henry Archer will be nothing more than a bad memory.

Shiloh says Willow looks pale, and asks if she’s sleeping well. He says Chase must know about her restless legs. Chase starts to move toward Shiloh, but Willow stops him. She says she’ll sleep like a baby when Shiloh is in prison for the rest of his life. He asks how she’d know how a baby sleeps; she got rid of theirs. Chase says, Willow sacrificed her own happiness to protect her baby from him. She says, Wiley’s where he’s supposed to be, with two parents who love and protect him. Shiloh says, two fake parents are no substitute for one real one. She can’t stop it. One day, Wiley will know his true father.

Michael says, they found Cassandra? and Sasha says, hiding out on the Haunted Star. Talk about close calls. Does he think Cassandra came to finish her off? Michael says, it doesn’t matter. She can’t do anything to anyone. She’s going to prison. Sasha says, she’ll be there beside her pretty soon.

Nina asks Valentin if he thinks Alexis has time to defend a would-be murderer. He says they’re not hiring Alexis. She says Alexis probably wouldn’t want to defend his fiancé anyway. They’ll stick with Diane. He says they’re not hiring Diane. He’ll take care of Cassandra. Nina tells him he’s not to go near Cassandra. He’s a father… He silences her with a kiss, and asks if she trusts him. She says she does, and he says, then trust him.

Laura wonders where Cassandra’s lawyer is. Jordan says, no one showed up. In the meantime, she’s not talking to them. Robert says, maybe she’ll talk to Sonny.

Sonny tells Cassandra that he advised her to stay away from Port Charles the last time they met. She says, yet here she is. He says it’s not the worst mistake she’s ever made. The worst mistake was poisoning Sasha, and risking poisoning his son. He’s going to make sure that never happens again.

Michael tells Sasha that she’s not going to Pentenville. She can’t believe he’s standing by her, and he says, he was mad, but after he cooled off, he realized sometimes people get caught up in bad situations. There’s time for them to figure it out between them. Sasha says, in that time, Nina could have her arrested. Michael says they’ll get her situated with a lawyer, and construct the best way for this to come out. She asks if there’s any good way for Nina to find out she lied about being her daughter. He says Sasha didn’t dream this up. She was Valentin’s pawn, and made an error in judgement. The point is, she’s rectifying it. As far as crimes go in this town, hers don’t rate.

Jordan tells Laura, a couple of minutes with Sonny, who knows what Cassandra will offer up in exchange for protection from him? Laura asks if Robert doesn’t have a case to prosecute, and he says he’s waiting for his third counsel. A woman walks in, and he introduces her as Jennifer, an ADA. Laura asks what the chances are of conviction, and Robert says, excellent. Shiloh was a fool to pass up the offer. Jordan says for the victims’ sake, she’s glad he did. They deserve their day in court. Robert says he’s going to give them just that.

Sonny tells Cassandra to watch her back. She suggests he do the same, but he says, threats from a holding cell don’t play. She says she’s giving him advice like he gave her. She might be out of the game, but she’s still in the loop. The sentiment among their colleagues is that he’s outgrown his place.

Valentin comes into the station. Laura asks what he wants.

Cassandra tells Sonny, if he hadn’t refused partnership with her two years ago, he wouldn’t be in this position. He says, what position? and she says, vulnerable to those disinclined to share. He asks if she’s saying people want what he has. He thanks her for the news flash, and says, have a nice life – what’s left of it. Jordan brings Valentin in, and asks if Cassandra is under the impression he’s a lawyer. Cassandra says, why call a lawyer when you can call a old friend? Jordan leaves, and Valentin says, she wanted to see him? She says, last night. Next time, come when she calls. Valentin asks, or what is she going to do? Tell the police his wife drugged her and left her for dead? Cassandra says, ex-wife. The police are hardly motivated to follow up on that, and the police aren’t likely to take her word over Nina’s. He knows that, but Nina doesn’t, does she? And apparently, that suits him just fine.

Sasha tells Michael, she’s had some incredible experiences, living this life. Meeting him for one. He’s glad he’s on the good list. She says working at Crimson; being part of the process, and working with Maxie. She’s so smart and fun, and has a great sense of style. Maxie was in no hurry to bond like Nina, and she had to work to earn Maxie’s respect. What she’s saying is, Maxie is going to hate her like everyone else. Michael says Maxie is one of the biggest liars he’s ever met. She faked a pregnancy and perjured herself in court. Her daughter Georgie was supposed to go to someone else. Stuff happened, and she lied. Long story short, she tried pass her daughter off as the other couple’s kid, until she couldn’t go through with it. Sasha says, wow, and Michael says the point he’s making is, that Maxie found a way to turn it around. She dug a hole deeper than Sasha’s, and found a way to rise out of it. He’s confident that she will too. She wants to believe that, but even if he’s right, and she pulls a Maxie and turns into someone wonderful, that doesn’t lessen the pain Nina will feel, or Charlotte, or even Valentin. He did this because he really loves Nina. This isn’t her way to get out of telling the truth; she just wishes it’s not going to hurt so many people. He holds her.

Maxie is surprised to find Nina at Crimson. Nina says she thought she’d show up, and give Maxie a break. Maxie says, when Nina sees the surplus, it’s because she brought in the last issue under budget. Nina says Maxie is amazing. What would she do without her?

Jason tells Spinelli that Shiloh called him. Spinelli asks if he thinks Shiloh was provoking him, and trying to undermine Sam’s testimony, but Jason doesn’t think so. Spinelli asks, what other reason he would have to contact the person most responsible for his downfall? Jason says that’s what he wants Spinelli to research. Shiloh made a special point to drop Peter’s name, and he wants to know why.

Peter walks into the courtroom. He and Shiloh stare at each other.

Kristina tells Alexis that she’s trying to be more mindful, as they say in group. Alexis asks if group isn’t helping, and Kristina says, it’s fine, but right now, it feels like work. It was easier talking to Neil. Alexis asks if she wants to go back, and Kristina asks if it’s possible. Alexis says, of course (🍷), but if she’s considering that, she might want to consider a little wrinkle. Kristina asks, what kind? Alexis says she and Neil are seeing each other.

Kristina says, Alexis is dating her shrink? Alexis’s shrink? Was this before or after Kristina got treatment? Alexis says, very after. Kristina asks if it was after Neil was Alexis’s therapist, and Alexis says, nothing untoward happened. They’ve been careful to address all the implications and pitfalls. Being her daughter doesn’t betray any of Kristina’s confidences. Kristina says, with her or Neil? and Alexis says, both. Kristina doesn’t know what to think or how to feel. She’s been pouring her heart out to Neil, and now Alexis is dating him. Alexis says Neil would never tell her anything, and Kristina says she knows; confidentiality. She’ll need some time to adjust. Alexis says, nothing is more important than Kristina. If Kristina doesn’t want her to see Neil, say the word. Sonny approaches, and asks if Kristina is ready to go. He wonders if everything is okay. Alexis’s phone dings, and she says she has a referral for another client, and has to go. She’ll try to get to court as soon as possible. She jets, and Sonny asks if Kristina wants to talk about it. Kristina says, if she never hears those words again…

Valentin tells Cassandra, they have an understanding. There’s nothing more to discuss. She asks if it’s been so long since he laid eyes on Charlotte’s surrogate. The world thinks Claudette is dead, but they both know she’s very much alive. He says the photo she sent is long gone, and she says, who needs a photo when she has Claudette? She tells quite a story about him. Valentin doesn’t think Cassandra has checked on that since she was in a coma, or she would have learned that Claudette has long since flown the coop. Cassandra says it would be in his best interest to work with her. He says, au revoir. Prison or hell, he hopes she rots somewhere. He leaves, and Laura says, good talk? He says, it’s good to clear the air sometimes. Laura says Cassandra gave her the impression that she could do a lot to hurt him. He says he gets that a lot, and leaves.

Maxie is on the phone, and hears Nina yelling her name. She says she has to run. Nina tells Maxie there’s a glitch in her scheduled meetings, but Maxie says, all meetings are on Thursday now. It was an experiment to address chronic lateness, and no one’s concentration is broken. No meetings are longer than forty-five minutes. It works; she swears. Nina wishes she’d known, but Maxie says she didn’t want to bother her. Nina says she’s sorry, and thanks her, saying her mind’s not in the game. She keeps thinking about Cassandra and Sasha.

Sasha tells Michael that Lucy texted her about a  test shoot. Maybe she’ll be behind bars by then. Michael tells her wait until she sees a lawyer. She wonders how she’s going to face Nina in the meantime. Nina is excited about the wedding, which isn’t going to happen when she finds out. Michael says he’ll get her through it; it won’t be much longer. She says, a few more weeks of living a lie? She’s a pro. He hugs her.

Spinelli has misgivings about Jason’s quest. Maxie loves Peter, and he’s in James and Georgie’s lives. Jason says, all the more reason to be sure of him, but Spinelli says, Maxie is sure about him. Jason says, she’s been wrong before. He tells Spinelli, poke around and see if there’s a connection between Peter and Shiloh.

Jennifer says she needs Willow to project agency to the jury. They need to believe she’s testifying because she wants to. Willow says she is. Chase wonders why Peter is there, and Willow tells him The Invader is giving Shiloh a lot of coverage. He says, but Peter’s not a reporter; he’s a publisher. Robert says Peter is probably there to see him fail, but he’s in for a big shock. Jennifer tells Willow do all she can to make eye contact with the jury. She can look at Shiloh, but don’t direct her testimony at him. Sketch dude has shaved, and poses as a guard. Peter looks at Shiloh. Jason comes in stares at both of them. Peter leaves, and Spinelli says, curious.

The judge speaks with the attorneys. Sam asks Kristina where their mom is, and Kristina says Alexis said she’d be there soon as she can. Sam asks if they got in a fight, and Kristina says, not really… Not yet anyway. Mom is dating their shrink. Sam says Molly told her. Kristina wishes Molly had told her. Michael comes in, and Willow smiles.

Jennifer tells the jury, it’s not a complicated case, but it’s difficult to listen to. They’re going to hear ugly testimony about an ugly man – David Henry Archer. He’s a fraud, a thief, an extortionist, and a sexual predator. He’ll have a separate trial for kidnapping, assault, and murder. He lured in the vulnerable and the lost, and asked them for money, their innermost secrets, and finally sex, to prove themselves worthy of his attention. He deserves no less than imprisonment for the rest of his life. Shiloh’s lawyer says her client is a victim. A victim of prosecutorial overreach, police misconduct, religious persecution, and entrapment. Her client is a spiritual man. The people who hate him are using the justice system to exercise their jealousy. Don’t let them ruin a good man. Shiloh smiles at Willow. The people call Willow to the stand. She gets up.

Jordan says Cassandra requested a moment with Laura, and Laura says she agreed in the hope Laura might incriminate herself. But she asked for Laura’s help, In return for helping Laura destroy Valentin. Jordan says, interesting that Valentin was her only phone call. Alexis comes in, and Laura asks if she shouldn’t be at Shiloh’s trial. Alexis says she has to meet a new client. She goes into the interrogation room, and Cassandra says she’s delighted to have a lawyer with such prestige as Alexis. She’s heard a great things. Alexis says there’s not a lot she can do for Cassandra. The WSB is extraditing her. Cassandra says Alexis has to fight the extradition. She can’t leave Port Charles.

Nina asks if Maxie wants to get breakfast, but Maxie says she has a lot of work to do. Nina says it hasn’t gone unnoticed; the way she stepped up. The time and effort she put in, not just to keep Crimson afloat, but to make it thrive. Maxie says she was glad to keep things going, and Nina says, now she’s throwing herself into the wedding. She appreciates it. Maxie says, what are sister-in-laws for? Nina says she’s going to do right by Maxie. Maxie says Nina doesn’t have to do anything, but she’s been thinking about next moves. Sasha comes in, and Nina hugs her.

Nina asks if Sasha heard about Cassandra, and why isn’t Sasha resting? Sasha says, the elevator isn’t very taxing. Nina asks how things went with Michael. Sasha says they had a long talk, worked some things out, and tabled some others. Nina says, good. She’s glad to see Sasha out of the hospital. Soon, Sasha will be standing up for Nina at her wedding, and she’ll be striking a pose for Deception. Sasha says she doesn’t think she’s going to take Lucy up on her offer. Maxie asks if Sasha is for real. Lucy doesn’t ask just anyone. Nina says, if it’s not Sasha’s thing, it’s not her thing. Sasha says it’s too much of a commitment, and she doesn’t think it will be possible for her to leave town. Valentin comes in, and says he needs to discuss something with his wife.

Alexis says Cassandra wants her to fight the extradition? Cassandra says she prefers to face justice there. Alexis says Cassandra can’t defend herself against the WSB in Port Charles. Cassandra says, surely she can trump up some charges; unlawful imprisonment, attempted murder. Must she do Alexis’s work for her? Alexis says she has no interest in trumping up charges. Cassandra says she just needs Alexis to buy her some time to secure her position and make the deal. Alexis says if all Cassandra wants is a delay, she can do that. Cassandra says she’s going to need one more call to secure funds. She’s so pleased to have Alexis in her in corner. She takes Alexis’s hand, which makes me suspicious for some reason. Maybe it’s the way she took it.  It was weird.

Jordan tells Laura that when she worked undercover for the DEA, Cassandra was on their radar. Compared to her, Valentin is a choir boy. Laura says Jordan doesn’t know Valentin the way she does. Jordan asks if it’s possible Laura knows him too well. She has every reason to hate Valentin, but maybe it’s blinding her to the dangers Cassandra presents. Laura says, even if Cassandra could give them evidence against Valentin, they’re going to lose her to the WSB. Alexis comes out, and says, maybe not. Cassandra decided to fight the extradition. She’s staying in Port Charles.

On the stand, Willow says, her parents were seekers. Harmony says, she was looking for more from life. Kristina says, she found it in Shiloh, in Dawn of Day. She thought she found the answers to questions she didn’t know how to ask. Jennifer asks what he wanted in return, and Kristina says, at first, it was money. Willow says, then secrets. He said it was vital in establishing a bond of trust, but really it was blackmail material. Harmony says, he wanted her to groom young women, and lead them to his bed. If they hesitated, she was to spur them along. Jennifer asks, how? and Harmony says, drug them. Shiloh’s lawyer ask if she’s currently an inmate in Pentenville for drugging women. She says, yes, and his lawyer asks why Shiloh isn’t with her if she was coerced? Harmony says she covered for him. She was protecting him, but not anymore. The lawyer asks if prison is more difficult than Harmony thought, and Robert objects. She asks Willow if her client forced himself on her, and Willow says, no. The lawyer says, so she made a conscious decision to sleep with Shiloh, and for that he should go to prison?

Shiloh’s lawyer asks Kristina what happened to the cup. Why is there no lab report? Why is there no one to substantiate the claims? The court listens to the recording of Sam’s almost initiation. She tells Shiloh that she doesn’t need drugs; she wants to experience everything. He tells her that he wants her transition to be painless, and to trust him. Sam says, there’s the evidence, in Shiloh’s own words. Jennifer asks if she was taken to GH, and Sam says, yes. Jennifer asks if she was given a toxicology scan, and Sam says she was. There was the presence of the drug in her system. Jennifer presents the court with the report, and asks if it’s something Sam took willingly on this, or any other, occasion, and Sam says, no. Shiloh’s lawyer asks Sam to tell the court how many times she slept with Shiloh’s father before stealing his fortune and ruining him? Shiloh smirks.

Maxie asks Sasha what she’s going to tell Lucy. Sasha says she should do it in person. She should get used to giving bad news. She leaves, and Peter comes in, and asks what he missed. Maxie says, a lesson in turning down a once in a lifetime opportunities. He says he’s sure they’re going to get a ton of them when word gets out about how she’s been running Crimson. When she’s ready to spread her wings, there are plenty of people ready to see her fly.

Nina asks Valentin how it went with Cassandra. He says he spoke to her, and she knows she overplayed her hand. She can’t accuse Nina of anything, because she’s just a drug trafficker. And Nina is the sexy editor-in-chief of Crimson magazine. He thinks the WSB is coming for her, and has her totally contained. Nina says someone broke Cassandra out before. What if they come back?

On the phone, Cassandra says she knows she should have listened, now listen to her. Her options are nil. If they don’t come to her aid, she’ll have no choice but to give them up. She says, good to hear. Laura comes in, and says she’s been thinking about Cassandra’s offer, but Cassandra says, it was nothing. She was bluffing.

Alexis sees $10K has been deposited to her account.

Maxie tells Peter she’s too busy helping run Crimson to fantasize about a big career move. She thought he’d be at the trial. Jason mentioned he’d shown an interest in it. He says he likes to leave the nitty-gritty to his staff. He’d just get in the way.

Jennifer tells the judge, any past relationships Sam has had have no bearing on the case. The prosecution has no further questions, and the judge tells Sam to step down. The prosecution rests. The defense calls David Henry Archer, aka Shiloh to the stand. On his way there, Shiloh half winks at Kristina. Willow rolls her eyes.

Tomorrow, Lulu asks Maxie if she’s leaving Crimson, Carly says there’s something she hasn’t told Bobbie about the baby, and Jason tells Sam that he’s going to deal with this person.

🗽 On this week’s Million Dollar Listing New York, Tyler needed to up his game. His boss wanted him to start showing high level listings, in the $5-$10 million range, which he found intimidating. The firm also needed brand recognition. He checked out a property where the owners were interviewing different brokers. I didn’t catch the location (and didn’t recognize it), but the apartment was on the ground floor, as big as a freaking warehouse, and filled with art of all mediums. Ryan was interviewed as well – there was a lot of crossing over in this episode. The owners had done a renovation themselves, and were all about details, like a working porthole in the shower that opened to a wind tunnel. There was also a leather floor, which the owners’ leather guy friends helped create. Tyler said he knows a few leather guys, telling us that he’s a believer in the power of humor. He did make the owners laugh, but instead of clinching the deal, Tyler decided to give them space. He believed the dude was not emotionally ready to let go, but his wife was, and would talk him into it.

In his visit to the same apartment, Ryan could see it was the owners’ baby, a space they were passionate about. Ryan told the dude that Picasso wasn’t done after one, and it was time for him to go to his next canvas, and he agreed. Ryan told us that time kills deals, and if he waits, another broker will swoop in and get the listing. When Tyler found out that Ryan had landed the listing, he said it was soul crushing. He visited Ryan at his office, and Ryan wondered if Tyler was there to hit him over the head and take his listing. What Tyler wanted to know, was what Ryan was doing that he wasn’t. One of his daily affirmations is to become 1% better every day. In Ryan’s interview, he said that he and Tyler probably did the same thing. He just did it better. He told Tyler that he was a chameleon, and if he has confidence in himself, the clients have confidence in him. He’s selling enthusiasm. When they get hesitant, he finds out what their why is. It’s not about pushing something they don’t want. If they didn’t want sell, and weren’t really ready, they wouldn’t have called. Time kills deals. In his interview, Tyler said sometimes his heart gets in the way of closing a deal. It was time to be more assertive.

In advertising the listing, Ryan wanted to make a viral video. He asked a couple members of his team what gets the most views on YouTube, and they told him, kids and music. He decided on a music video. People would think it was funny because he doesn’t dance. It also makes him uncomfortable, which is what people want to see. He told his guys to find him a director.

Steve had an upper West side listing. It was basically handed to him, which he thought was great, but he didn’t get to establish a connection with the owners. While on his way to see it, he told driver Will that pictures sometimes don’t tell the whole story, like with internet dating. It was in a pre-war building, and had been used mostly by artists. Norman Rockwell had once lived there. Will asked if he could have a look too. In his interview, Steve said Will had spoken to him about joining the team, but you need to be super qualified. He said he can’t hate Will for seeing him as an opportunity. He told Will, if he could park in ten minutes, he could come up. The apartment was a penthouse, a triplex with a private vestibule. Steve explained it was done in Memphis design. Founded by Ettore Sottsass, it uses bold color and large patterns. It was big in the 80s, and now popular again. Actually finding a parking spot in the allotted time – a feat that alone should give him a position on Steve’s team – Will made it, and Steve let him practice a sales pitch. It wasn’t that great, but Steve schooled him a little. The property had been on the market for a year, and since all the brokers had already seen it, Steve decided on a different kind of open house. He visited publisher friend Lynn (Hamptons, Gotham, et al), and pitched the idea of having a publishing event there. It just so happened that Assouline Books, connected to the magazines, was having a book launch for New York by New York, so it was the perfect storm. Steve said it was a win for everyone – the publisher, the book, and him. Gotham has 65,000 subscribers, so there would be a lot of people seeing the apartment. Lynn also hit Steve up for being in Hamptons magazine’s best dressed spread. The launch was a success, with Steve using what he called Ninja style brokering. Not everyone was there to buy, but if he sniffed out someone who was, he pounced.

Fredrik had a property in Hudson Square, or as he also called it, old New York. It was a big area in the disco club days, but had now been rezoned as residential and was emerging. He met seller Kathy at the gym, and she was looking to sell her penthouse in a building built in 1920 that was originally a paper factory. Kathy had combined two apartments, and it was pretty amazing, from the original tin ceilings to the disco hallway. There was cool stuff everywhere, and Fredrik sat in a tiny chair to talk to Kathy. She was a little nervous about that, and told him, you break; you buy, but he said, he breaks; he sells. Fredrik needed to find that one buyer, and had the idea for a disco party, capitalizing one the energy of the building. Kathy wasn’t sure how that was going to sell the apartment, but agreed. While Fredrik was discussing it with Kathy at the gym, Ryan showed up. Fredrik told him about the disco party, and Ryan said disco was cool – for old people – but said he’d come anyway. If he gets a chance to get dressed up and be awesome, he’ll do it.

At the brokers open, Fredrik was dressed a la Tony in Saturday Night Fever. Much to his delight, quite a few people showed up in costume. He said had they showed up in suits like they were ready for the board room, it would have felt boring or dated; this way, they were loving it. While discussing the vibe, a broker informed Fredrik that one of the Beastie Boys had lived there. In his interview, Fredrik disclosed that he didn’t know who the Beastie Boys were, and thought they were big in disco. I guess he was mixing them up with the Village People, although I’m not sure how that’s possible. The seller showed up in costume, as did Ryan – the same costume Fredrik had on. He said it was the one-size-fits-all disco outfit. While Ryan had a photographer friend interested in the ground floor apartment with the art, he thought Fredrik’s disco penthouse might be more appropriate for his friend’s needs, and cheaper. The downside was, it was surrounded by construction, that would be there for the next twenty years. A disco party goer insisted on a dance-off between Fredrik and Ryan, and somehow Ryan won. He said he had it in the bag, but Fredrik said it was rigged. Ryan said he didn’t go not to win.

Next time, Ryan puts ads literally on the street, Derek tells Fredrik how much he hates L.A., and Tyler’s boss gets a call from Ryan.

🏫 And She Has the Sarcasm Level Of a Sixth Grader…

I guess the option of keeping his thoughts to himself didn’t occur to Jeff.


🌴 🍹 Rock Your Grass Skirt… 

Why does it sound like everyone is having a more fun Friday than me?


















January 31, 2019 – Jordan Questions Franco, RIP James, Chefs At the Opry, Another Loss, Gage Goes, Danielle’s Near-Snub, Another Summer & Ready


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Drew goes home with Kim, who says don’t mind the place; she hasn’t had time to clean. Her apartment is spotless, and Drew asks if she has a poltergeist. There’s no way Oscar did this. She says the cleaners must have come today. They were a gift from Julian.

Brad tells Julian that he’s trying. Julian says, try harder. He used to be good liar, and Lucas will realize something is wrong if he keeps stammering. Brad says Willow thinks Wiley is hers, and he’s supposed to remain calm? Julian says, it changes nothing, but Brad says it does if she wants a relationship with Wiley. Julian tells him, stay away from her. The less she sees Wiley, the less she’ll think about coming forward.

Alexis arrives at Dawn of Day. Kristina is surprised, and Shiloh tells her to give her mother credit. He’s glad Alexis made it. He says, you can’t tie yourself up, if you’re tying up others. I’m not sure if he’s talking about loose ends, being on time, or something kinky, but I already spent too much time thinking about it. He’s excited to get started. With an open mind and some effort, they can learn about each other and themselves.

On the phone, Obrecht tells Valentin the Swiss are known for their patience, but she’s only half Swiss. Her economic situation is simple. She needs income, and he needs Nina. If he sees to it that Obrecht is flush, and Nina will never know Sasha isn’t her daughter. What would really be cool is if Sasha turned out to be her daughter anyway. She finds the other half of the necklace, and…

At the hospital, Franco tells Elizabeth that the library has a parenting section for parents with potentially LGBTQ kids. I’m thinking if any more initials crop up, we’ll really have to think of something new.

Nina, Maxie, and Obrecht meet for dinner at the MetroCourt. Nina says a year ago today, they lost a great man. A son, a brother, a husband. The greatest man she’s ever known. Maxie says it still hurts so much. She’s not there yet, but the pain and sorrow are nothing compared to the joy of having known him. Obrecht says, the time was precious, and they’re better for having had him in their lives. They toast to Nathan.

Ava sees Lucas, and asks about Lulu. He says he can’t discuss it. She says Lulu was attacked be the same person who killed her daughter. She needs to know if Lulu remembers who did it. Lucas says forcing Lulu into remembering would be counterproductive, and the worst thing they could do. Ava says, at least she’s alive. The other victims weren’t so fortunate.

Chase brings in a box, and tells Jordan it’s the last of the material from the LA office. He wants to give it a once-over. He asks if there’s been no breakthrough, and Jordan says, hardly. Nothing makes sense. She’s ready call in a psychic, and asks if he knows any.

Elizabeth thinks it’s great that Franco is diving in head first. Franco says he’s trying to help both Aiden and them. She’s swamped at work, and feels when and if the day comes, they’ll have a conversation with Aiden, but on his terms. Not because they forced the issue. Franco says, ideally, but his classmates already forced the issue.

Kim asks if Drew wants a drink, and he says, if she is. She pours them something. He asks if she wants to talk about Julian, and she says, what’s left to say? She was too busy tending to Oscar, and not their relationship, so Julian decided to sleep with someone else – not Alexis, according to her. At the very least, it means he went ahead and slept with a random person, and dumped her. The end. Drew says he didn’t cancel the cleaning service, and she says, or the meal service, or the tune-up. The garage confirmed it. She doesn’t know what to do. Why doesn’t he stop them? Drew says maybe Julian wishes he hadn’t let her go.

Brad asks why Julian didn’t tell him. Julian says, now that he knows who Willow is, keep a wide berth. Brad says, what if she doesn’t do the same? Julian asks if he and Lucas didn’t agree to an open adoption. Worst case, Wiley has a mother figure. Brad says, except she’s not his mother. Julian asks how she’d know, and Brad says, a DNA test? Julian says, run by who for what reason? Brad says Wiley could get sick, and Julian tells him, the odds are incredibly, insanely small. Lucas appears, and says, is that so?

Alexis tells Shiloh that he has quite a set-up. He says it does the job. Alexis asks what the job is, and Kristina says Shiloh has provided a place for friends and strangers to hang their hats. Alexis asks if he doesn’t charge, and Shiloh says they pay what they can, and make the rest up in service. Everyone works in the community, whether it’s in or out of their doors. He covers the day to day with course fees. He says it’s time to start. Alexis says Kristina didn’t mention there was a fee, but Kristina says it’s free for her. Alexis asks what the course is about, and Kristina says, don’t worry; it’s a good one. Shiloh thanks the group for joining him. He’s excited to be their guide for being one when you’re two: finding yourself in a relationship.

Shiloh guides Kristina and Alexis. He says they’re endlessly, boundlessly connected. It must be double adverb day. Alexis says she agreed to a self-improvement class, but she’s not talking about Julian. Kristina says, there are all kinds of relationships. Kristina was hoping to explore her relationship with Alexis. Alexis says it doesn’t have to be there, but Kristina says it hasn’t worked anywhere else. She thought Alexis would want to explore it too.

Lucas asks Julian what odds they’re discussing, and Julian says the odds of Lucas seeing him holding Wiley. He says Wiley was fussy, Brad took him out for a drive, and stopped for coffee. Julian was supposed to be at the book signing, and his plans changed. Lucas says, and here he is again, but Brad says, it just worked that way. Julian says Ava is lurking around with her boyfriend who used to be her shrink. Julian sees her, and tells Lucas that he knows Lucas can’t cut him some slack, but give his husband a break. Brad did nothing wrong. Julian goes over to Ava.

Valentin tells Peter that he needs a favor. A talented acquaintance has fallen on hard times, and they’d be a good fit at The Invader. Peter asks if his acquaintance has a r. Valentin says she’s known far and wide. It’s Obrecht.

Nina, Maxie, and Obrecht laugh over Nathan stories. Obrecht thinks they should put them in writing; a record of Nathan’s goodness. Nina says she is doing that, as a history for James to remember his father by. She’s not doing it alone. She asked around for stories, and the other day, got an email from someone who told her about a prank in college. Maxie says, stories they don’t know, and Obrecht says, stories they never will know. Nina says they’re not saying that man’s name today. It’s a celebration of Nathan. They’re not dwelling on the past. Obrecht looks at Maxie’s hand, and says she’s lost her wedding ring.

Jordan tells Chase, on one hand, all of the driver’s licenses are missing, and there’s the timing. Chase says that suggests a connection. She says, on the other hand, only two victims fit the pattern. There’s something missing. What kind of person knows three residents of Port Charles, and an LA producer? Chase says, an already established killer.

Elizabeth thanks Franco, gives him a kiss, and goes back to work. His phone rings. He says whatever it is, he didn’t do it. Jordan asks if he’ll meet her at the station anyway. She believes he might have information that could help solve Kiki’s murder. And the others.

Kristina says she’ll go first, and Shiloh tells Alexis to ask her what she wants from the relationship. Alexis asks, and Kristina says, to get along better. Shiloh says, ask again. Alexis does, and Kristina says, to communicate more. He says they’re hardly communicating. Now, ask again. Alexis asks, and Kristina says, not to fight so much. Shiloh asks why they’re fighting. What does she want? Dig deeper. He tells Alexis, ask again, but Alexis says he’s not giving Kristina a chance to answer. He says, ask again, so she does. Kristina says she wants Alexis’s respect. Shiloh says, now they’re getting somewhere.

Julian tells Ava that she can’t jog Lulu’s memory by hanging around. She says she wants to be there when Lulu remembers; he’d do same thing. Julian says avenging Kiki will eventually bite her in the ass, plus cost her the one daughter she has left. He says, for Avery’s sake, find something else to occupy her time. He asks if Doc didn’t want to whisk her away, but she says the timing wasn’t right. Julian is the one who sounds like he needs a vacation. Why doesn’t he take Kim and go? He says they’re not going anywhere. Not with each other anyway.

Kim tells Drew, it would be easier if Julian was a jerk, but he’s been great. Except for the cheating and abandoning. Drew sits down, yowls, and brings a knitting needle out from underneath him. She wondered where that went. She tells him she’s been torturing yarn. He wants to see what she made, and she shows him an infinity scarf, saying it’s hideous. It’s probably better than I’d do.

Peter says Valentin wants him to hire Obrecht? The woman who tortured him for a month, and left him to die in a burning stable? Valentin says he’d be in Peter’s debt, but Peter wonders why incur one from Obrecht? She must have leverage. Something that could take away what’s most important to him. Peter corrects himself, and adds, not what. Who.

Obrecht says Maxie lost her ring. Maxie says Obrecht doesn’t understand. She didn’t lose it. Obrecht says, she took it off?

Elizabeth reads from This Book is Gay, that the suicide rate is triple among gay teens. Lucas and Brad come by. Lucas asks if Elizabeth is okay, and she says she’s taking a break. She drops the book, and Lucas says he knows it. Someone gave it to his mom after he came out. She asks if it was helpful, and he says his mom thought so. Brad asks if one of Elizabeth’s patients is gay. She says, um… and he realizes it’s for her.

Franco arrives at station. Jordan tells him there have been new developments in a connection among the victims. Franco wondered what the TV guy had to do with the others. Jordan wonders if he can tell her. Franco says the way the bodies were arranged – and Chase says, it was artistic. Franco says that would be in the eye of the beholder, but they were dramatic. Franco can’t see what they have in common. Chase says they couldn’t either, but they came across this script. He hands it to Franco, and says the only thing they have in common is him. There’s a notation on the top page that says, talk to Franco.

Maxie says she felt it was time to put her ring away, and Nina says everyone grieves at their own pace in their own time. It’s time to move on. Obrecht doesn’t understand. Is she seeing someone? Maxie says, no; it’s too early. Obrecht says, in other words, yes. She asks if Nina knew, and Nina says she had an inkling. Obrecht wonders why Nina said nothing. Is this payback for trying to open her eyes about Sasha? Maxie wonders what she’s talking about, and Nina says she didn’t give Obrecht a job, and she made vague innuendos about her daughter. Maxie asks why Obrecht would want a job at Crimson, and Obrecht says she’d sooner drop dead than work for her capricious niece. Nina says if she wants to drop dead, go for it, and leaves the table.

Peter asks Valentin, how bad? So bad he lose Nina, Charlotte, or both? Valentin tells Peter not to concern himself with his family. Peter says someone is using leverage to force Valentin to do what he doesn’t want to. Valentin says apparently, he asked too much. Forget about it. Peter says, not likely.

Kim tells Drew that she made the scarf in the wee hours when she couldn’t sleep. They laugh about it, and Drew says it’s a nice change of pace. Kim asks if he ever feels guilty having good time; forgetting about things for the moment. He says, sometimes, but laughing about something is the closest feeling to hope.

Alexis asks how it was for Kristina. She says they’ve talked about potential, and the things that tie you down. She feels like a tie was cut. Alexis asks if she didn’t feel browbeaten, and Kristina says it’s rough being on the spot, but it helped. It bothers Alexis that Kristina thinks she doesn’t respect her. Kristina asks if Alexis thinks she has a perception problem, or she’s imagining it. Alexis says sometimes she gets upset that Kristina isn’t living the life she envisioned for her, and forgets Kristina’s life is hers. What Alexis wants is irrelevant, and it’s what Kristina wants that matters. Shiloh asks how it’s going, and Kristina thinks they achieved a measure of understanding. He asks if Alexis would care to do an examination. Alexis says, no, but thanks for asking. Kristina tells her, at least try. Does she have a relationship that needs work? Alexis says Kristina doesn’t know when to quit, does she?

Ava says Julian told Kim he slept with someone else, and broke up with her? How’s she taking it? He doubts it’s crossed mind. After they parted, Oscar’s prognosis came back. Ava says, and? Julian doesn’t say anything, and she says, that’s awful. He says at least she won’t have him distracting her, and Ava says, how thoughtful; denying Kim support in her hour of need. How selfless to abandon her. How did a man with such good intentions wind up being such an ass?

Kristina tells Alexis that they can work on any relationship she wants, as long as she wants to change it. Alexis says she’s not doing Julian. Kristina says he doesn’t have to know. Shiloh tells them, look your partner in the eye. See her. Let her see you. He tells Kristina to ask the question, and Kristina says, what do you want? Alexis says she doesn’t want a relationship with Julian, and Kristina asks why she still has one then. Why hasn’t she moved on? She hasn’t because she doesn’t want to yet. Kristina continues to ask what Alexis wants, and Alexis finally says she doesn’t want to talk or think about it. Kristina says, if it’s still in her head, it’s not finished. Alexis says what she wants is to be happy, to feel passion, and be in love. She wants to feel like she did with Julian before.

Julian asks Ava if she thinks he made a mistake. She says, yes. Kim is good for him, and he’s shown improvement. He has a real and lasting chance. If he wants to be worthy of his children, grandchildren – and Kim – do what he has to in order to make things right. She leaves.

Kim tells Drew, when she brought Oscar to Port Charles, she wanted him to connect with family. She never realized she’d land one in the process. She says Oscar should be home any minute. Drew doesn’t want Oscar to think they’re ganging up on him. Kim says she’ll talk to him in the morning.

Elizabeth tells Brad and Lucas about the kids bullying Aiden. Lucas says, that’s why they’re picking on him. Brad asks if Aiden has more female friends than male. Lucas asks if he doesn’t like sports, and likes things traditionally girly. Elizabeth says that describes Aiden. Lucas says the main prerequisite is, does he like boys? It took Lucas a long time. He sensed he felt different, but didn’t know for sure until puberty. Even though he was attracted to boys, he didn’t want to be. He played it straight until he couldn’t hide it anymore. Elizabeth asks if things got better after that. Brad says, the getting better part takes a while.

Franco tells Jordan that he has no idea where he was when the murders were committed, and doesn’t know what Peyton knows. Jordan asks why Peyton was keen on speaking to him, but he doesn’t know. Chase says, clearly, Peyton reached out. Franco says he doesn’t answer numbers he doesn’t recognize. They can check his phone records. Then, when they’re done, they can go catch this maniac before he kills someone else.

Nina is back home, and Valentin asks how her evening was. She says, okay; they were talking about Nathan. It helped, until they stopped taking about Nathan. That crashed and burned the evening. He asks, would she like a cocktail… ice cream… Paris? Cocktails and ice cream in Paris? She says there is something he can do. She could use some mother/daughter time. She wants Sasha to come visit.

Maxie takes the check, telling Obrecht, they’ll work things out. They always do. Obrecht says, now that they’re alone, tell her about the new man. Maxie says, it’s nothing. Just a flirtation. It will probably end before it goes anywhere. Obrecht asks who he is, but Maxie suggests they talk about careers. A job at Crimson? Obrecht thought a medical column. Her readers have questions, and she can give honest and innovative solutions, without a medical board to answer to. Maxie thinks Obrecht needs a niche audience. She needs an outlet with expanded access. Obrecht says she wants to share her views and experiences. Maxie thinks she knows just the place. Peter walks in.

Kim straightens up. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Julian. He says, I love you. On New Year’s Eve, when he told her that he slept with someone else, and let her think it was Alexis, there wasn’t anybody else. He made it up because he’s an idiot. He needed to tell her the truth. There’s nobody else. Only her. He walks into the apartment, and says he was jealous. He saw her and Drew kissing, but he also convinced himself that she and Oscar would be better off without him. So he told her something to make her glad to get rid of him. He’s so sorry. He wishes he could take it back. The truth is, he loves her. She made him a better person, and he owed it to the both of them to tell the truth. Now that she knows, she can do or not do what she wants with it. Kim looks confused, and maybe a little panicked.

Alexis says she has to go, but Kristina say they just had a breakthrough. She should stay, and face her darkest fears. She’s sure the process works for a lot of people. Kristina says it works for her daughter, and Alexis says she appreciates that. She loves Kristina, and is proud of her. She does respect Kristina, and asks her to remember that when she gives her cause to forget. Kristina wants to talk about their relationship. Alexis says they will, but not here, and not now. It’s not for her. She leaves the house.

Elizabeth asks, what does she do? Aiden is going through a tough time. Franco thinks maybe they should bring it up themselves. Lucas says it sounds like they’re on top of it. His parents weren’t. He tells her, create a safe environment, so he’ll speak when he’s ready. Brad suggests she invite them over for dinner. Lucas thinks that’s a good idea. Let Aiden see her gay friends, and see they accept people for who they are, not just him. Her friends and family have her back. Lucas hugs her, saying, so does Franco. She’s got this.

Chase tells Jordan that Peyton called Franco, but he didn’t pick up. Jordan thanks Franco for his time. Franco asks if they’re done, and she says, for now. He says, next time she wants to question him, she can talk to his lawyer. He leaves, and Chase says, fun guy. With his history, no wonder she wants to nail down his whereabouts during the other murders. Jordan says during his last brush with the law, Jim Harvey was shot. She says he’s one of Doc’s patients, and wonders if Franco is still seeing him. Chase says Doc can’t discuss what Franco tells him, but Jordan says he can if it’s possible he committed a crime. Chase wonders, if that was the case, why Doc wouldn’t have come forward. Jordan tells him to set up a meeting. If anyone knows whether Franco is capable of murder, it would be his psychiatrist. Please. Don’t tell me Ryan is going to try and pin the murders on Franco and leave town. I can’t stand it.

Tomorrow, Ava asks Olivia to work her magic, Carly asks Kim if Drew was there, and Lulu screams no, no, no!

🎤 Goodbye to James Ingram…

Another GH alum.


👜 🔪 Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry was the setting for Top Chef this week. For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to make a dish for a Grammy winning country star, using riders – basically preference sheets – that indicate what the star and their staff would like foodwise. The star’s name wasn’t revealed until after the dishes were complete, It was singer Hunter Hayes, whose music I have no clue about, but he used terms like flavor profile, so it seems he’s no stranger to the culinary arts. Adrienne wasn’t well, but won the challenge anyway, enticing Hunter with red meat. For her efforts, she received an extra hour to complete the next challenge. The Elimination Challenge had the chefs creating a dish based on a music memory. The judges were the people responsible for the Music City Food and Wine Festival, and included the lead singer from Kings of Leon. His wife, model Lily Aldridge, was also at the dinner. I knew who she was right away, since she was on an episode of 2 Broke Girls. My reference point for too many things. Justin dropped a plate, so wasn’t eligible to win. Tom said we learn a lot about ourselves with cooking. I’ve learned that when I want to eat, it’s quicker and less labor intensive to use the microwave. Michelle won the challenge, but I wasn’t sure if she was getting a bit of a sympathy vote, since she talked about her father’s suicide and everyone cried. David had to pack his knives and go, because his dish was overly salty, and they didn’t even know what was going on with it. It involved puffed rice, which rubbed the judges the wrong way. David was proud of his performance, and hoped to set a good example for his son. The show was dedicated to Fatima Ali, a Top Chef contestant who recently passed away. Next time, chefs in a gymnasium, and a conflict over boxed waffles.

😔 You can read about Fatima here:


😵 Jeff Flips Again…

Nothing but sad news from this guy lately. Hate to say it, Jeff, but you’re the common denominator.


👶 Something You Didn’t Realize You Needed to Know…

Because you don’t. Behold Andy’s baby shower drama.


🚤 In Case Anyone Cares…

Summer House will be returning on Monday, March 4th, at 10 pm.

💃 Are You?

October 19, 2017 – Sonny Reads the Note, Baby Monroe is Baptized & Some Pups


What I Watched Today

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



General Hospital

Lulu and Dante have dinner at the MetroCourt. Laura walks in and tells them to get a room. She says she may be joining the ranks of the married soon. She’s all dressed up in case someone proposes.

Deanna tells Griff that Mr. Kimbal needs a priest, and the chaplain isn’t available. Griff says he can speak to him as a doctor, but he’s not a priest anymore. Deanna says he’ll wait. Doc overhears.

Ava tells Sonny if he sends her away, he’ll miss something important. He says he doesn’t want anything from her, and never will. He asks who the note is from.

Patient 6 sees Elizabeth in the park with Jake. He says Jake’s name, and apparently Jake has supersonic ears, because he hears it.

Betsy tells Franco that it’s a miracle Andrew survived. Franco asks what caused the fall, and Betsy says he did. He asks if she saw him push Andrew, but she says there was no one else there, and no other explanation. He wants to know if she thinks he pushed Andrew on purpose.

Jason meets Elizabeth and Jake. Jake tells him about their trip to the farm, and that he won the pumpkin carving contest.

Laura tells Lulu that Ava recanting her testimony had a huge ripple effect. She was down, and Doc blurted out a proposal. Lulu thinks they’re well-suited to one another. Laura thinks so too, but says she turned him down. She wants it to be a happy moment, with no associations to Ava or Valentin. She loves Doc, but doesn’t want a pity proposal. He accepted her challenge, and is going to do it again, but on his terms. She thinks maybe he’ll drop a ring into her drink tonight.

Doc apologizes to Griff if he’s overstepping – it’s an occupational hazard – but he eavesdropped overheard Griff. Griff says he’s leaving the priesthood. Doc says it must have been a difficult decision, and that it’s natural to be conflicted. Griff says that’s been his state for longer than he cares to admit, but thinks it’s the right thing to do. Doc says he sounds heartfelt and logical, but doesn’t seem like a man at peace.

Sonny tells Ava to show him the note or get out. She asks if she can see Avery in exchange. He says he heard she crashed the memorial, and if she doesn’t get it by now, she’s not welcome around his family. She tells him that she’s still Avery’s mother, even if she doesn’t get time with her. She asks Sonny to please not turn Avery against her. He says he won’t have to. Once she’s old enough to understand, she’ll know who Ava is and what she’s done. Ava tells him that she’s capable of doing the right thing, and gives him the note. He asks who gave it to her.

Jason says Jake seems distracted, and Jake tells him that someone said his name. Elizabeth says she didn’t hear anything. Jason says he’ll take a look. Patient 6 remembers asking Elizabeth about donating Jake’s kidney to Josslyn, and her slapping him. She says he walked away and never looked back, and they’re the ones with the hole in their lives. In the present, Jake leaves to get hot chocolate.

Betsy wants to let the past stay where it belongs, but Franco needs to know. She says she found Andrew at the bottom of the steps, and Franco staring down from the top. Neither one of them wanted to talk about it; they were both traumatized. Franco says something about him made her think he did it. She says she didn’t think it was intentional; they were just playing. Franco says there was something wrong with him that she thought he could do something like that. Why send Andrew away? Betsy tells him she thought Andrew would be okay, and Franco needed her more. She wanted to protect him. He asks where she sent Andrew.

Laura tells Lulu it’s just speculation. Lulu accuses her of playing games, but she says she’s just being romantic. Dante says it takes a lot of courage to propose – he’s just sayin’. Lulu thinks she should just say yes, and get on with her happily ever after. Dante adds that Spencer could use some good news. Laura says maybe they’re right, and the game will end tonight.

Doc tells Griff that it’s tough juggling matters of both heaven and earth. He has enough problems just dealing with terra firma. Griff says he enjoys helping people, and the time came to make a decision, but the future isn’t looking so clear. Doc says Griff’s future will be whatever he makes it, and thinks he’ll succeed with whatever he chooses. He tells Griff that his door is always open. He can’t give Griff spiritual advice, but he’s a good listener. Griff thanks him, but says he has to figure some things out for himself.

Ava tells Sonny that she met the man who wrote the note in Russia. They were in the same clinic, and she helped him escape. Sonny balks at some stranger showing up in Port Charles and giving her a note for him. She says for what it’s worth, he doesn’t seem to mean any harm. Sonny asks what he looks like, but Ava says she’s out of good deeds for the day.

Betsy hated giving Andrew up, but there was something about him, as if he could survive anything. Franco says, except him, and asks where she took him. She says it was a foundling hospital outside of Port Charles. She rang the bell and told him to stay put, someone would come out and take good care of him. He didn’t cry or try to follow her. He nodded like he understood what she was saying. (Ha-ha! I have a mental picture of a toddler with Steve Burton‘s face.) She watched from a distance as someone took him inside. She never went back, thinking it was better that way. Franco says, yeah, this is so much better. He’s so screwed up. His whole life he thought there was another person out there who was his brother, and he was capable of killing him. Now she’s telling him it’s real. Jason’s twin is alive, but Jason and Andrew don’t know one another exist.

Patient 6 watches Elizabeth and Jason. Jason says the pumpkin is impressive. Elizabeth says that Jake is artistically gifted, and he’s luck to be surrounded by successful men – a world-renowned artist and a media mogul. She asks when he was going to tell her; it’s all over social media. He asks if Franco knows, and she says probably, if he looked at the news. Jason wonders what it was they were going to tell him the other day. Nice deflection.

Ava comes home, saying she delivered the message. Sonny was an ass, but what did she expect? She realizes Patient 6 is gone.

Doc arrives at the MetroCourt. Laura says she crashed Lulu and Dante’s date. Dante invites Doc to join them, and he says just for one drink. He and Dante go to the bar, and Laura tells Lulu to be ready with her camera just in case.

Doc tells Dante that he just wants a quiet dinner. Dante suggests he and Lulu have a drink and the bar. Doc tells Laura he thinks they want to be alone, and they find a table. He says he doesn’t need a menu. He knows exactly what he wants. He’s never been more sure.

Ava finds a note from Patient 6, thanking her and saying he won’t forget it. She says, you’re welcome, wherever you are. There’s a knock at her door. It’s Griff.

Elizabeth tells Jason she can’t think of anything, and he says it sounded like it was more important than a permission slip. It seemed like she was waiting for Franco to tell him something. Like maybe why he visited Jason when he was in a coma. Elizabeth says Franco is unpredictable, but Jason says she isn’t. She’s not telling him the truth about something he needs to know. Jake comes back, insisting he saw someone. Jason goes to take a look.

Sonny reads the note. It asks him to meet where Stone’s ashes were scattered, and to come alone, like when he lent him forty dollars for a cab at Luke’s. He says this isn’t just anybody; only he and Jason know where that is.

Jason tells Jake that he didn’t see anyone, but Jake insists there was a man there when he was coming back with the hot chocolate. He says the man wasn’t scary; he made Jake feel safe. Jason asks how, but he doesn’t know. Jason’s phone rings. Sonny wants to see him, and asks if he can come by the house.

Griff asks if he can come in, and Ava says she can’t decide. He says he deserves that. She invites him in and asks if he wants a martini. He doesn’t, and she says he must not want to repeat his last mistake. He insists it wasn’t a mistake for him. She says they were just two lonely people looking for comfort; the irredeemable sinner and the would-be saint, crippled with Catholic guilt. She tells him that she accepts the vow he ardently clings to, and he says not anymore.

Jason tells Elizabeth that Sonny needs to see him. Franco arrives, and Jason leaves. Jake goes to play with some friends, and Elizabeth hands Franco an empty cup. She tells him about Jake winning the contest. He says Jake is a good kid, and she says he learned from Franco. She says that she and Jason are working on not creating tension in front of Jake, but Jason was asking about what they wanted to tell him. He didn’t buy the permission slip story. She doesn’t think he’s going to drop it. Franco says they can’t tell him what isn’t true.

Sonny flashes back to a time when we were all babies, and giving Patient 6/Jason the forty dollars. Patient 6 flashes back to the same thing as he waits on the footbridge.

Dante wants to leave, but Lulu says she has to be ready with her camera. Laura says that Doc isn’t eating, and asks if there’s something on his mind. He tells her that he has a colleague with personal issues, and she asks if they involve another person. He tells her it involves life-changing ramifications, and she asks what he thinks the colleague should do. Doc gets up. Lulu gets ready. Doc reties his shoe. He looks around, seeing Lulu, and asks if something’s wrong. Laura says, how could he?

Ava asks Griff what happened? When they last saw each other, he didn’t know what he was going to do. He says he honestly didn’t. He went to where he’s found solace and clarity – church. He prayed, knowing that when he left, he’d have an answer. He prayed with love and gratitude, wanting to serve God no matter what his decision. By the time he spoke with Father Cory, he was clear in his choice. He’s leaving the priesthood. Ava asks what this means.

Jason goes to Sonny’s place, and Sonny shows him the note. They talk about the footbridge and Sonny lending him the forty bucks. Sonny says Ava claims someone gave her the note, a stranger she met at a clinic in Russia. He’d also gotten a call on private line, and it was traced to the clinic. Jason thinks it’s a trap, a set up. Sonny says that’s what he thought, but he’s got to meet him for himself.

Franco tells Elizabeth that he couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something he wasn’t being told. He couldn’t find Andrew’s death certificate, and it made things worse. She asks why he didn’t tell her, and he says he wanted to, but his mind is the last place he wants her to be near. He saw his father, but all roads lead to his mom. She said she didn’t want to tell him, but now he knows the whole unvarnished truth. Elizabeth says, again? He says Betsy lied to cover what happened.

Doc wishes Lulu had snapped a picture while he was tying his shoe; the look on Laura’s face was priceless. She said she deserves it; she asked to be surprised. He says she asked to be swept off her feet, and he said he’d keep her in suspense. She says she didn’t ask to be made a fool of, and he says she did that herself. No one else knew about it. She wanted him to be spontaneous and unpredictable. She wanted a grand gesture. Did she think the best he could come up with was a restaurant? She laughs. She wants to be mad, but can’t. He says she’ll never see it coming, but it will be worth it.

Griff tells Ava that he asked to be relieved of his duties and responsibilities. She says it sounds like he’s divorcing the church. He says that he still wants to serve God; he just can’t perform holy sacraments, and he won’t be Father anymore, just Doctor. She asks if he’s okay with that. He says it’s who he is. He fought it, but can’t deny the truth. The priesthood wasn’t the right choice. She’s happy for him, if he’s at peace, but she wasn’t just asking what it means to leave the priesthood. She was asking what it means for them.

Franco tells Elizabeth he’s sorry. He knows it’s frustrating. Betsy keeps changing the story, and he doesn’t think they’ll ever really know the truth. It’s better to drop the whole thing. She asks what about Jason, and he asks why they care what he thinks. He wants to leave it dead and buried. She asks what he’s afraid of, and he says that he’s sick of everyone jerking him around. He’s going to believe that Jason never had a twin, and there’s no relation with the photo. Good thing they didn’t tell him.

Jason insists Ava is setting Sonny up. Sonny says even if she knew about the footbridge, there’s no way she could have known about Luke’s. He and Jason are the only ones. Jason says if the information didn’t come from Ava or him, who did it come from?

Patient 6 waits at the footbridge.

Tomorrow, Nathan thinks the blog should be shut down, Griff wants to kiss Ava, and Maxie wants a favor from Sam.

😵 It was the Flipping Out finale, and the baptism of Baby Monroe was a big focus. Jeff told us that Monroe screaming is what life is now. Lea wants to go in on a property with Jeff, and he has more investors than clients. Jeff and Jenni visited Father Davies (a delightful man!) to plan Monroe’s baptism details. He obviously loves dogs, and I noticed a Pekingese figurine on his mantel. Jeff explained that Monroe was “spirited,” which Father Davies took to be a euphemism for makes a great deal of noise. Jeff told him that if they go on too long, he might have to perform an exorcism. The priest said there was a belief that the louder the baby, the more devout they’ll be, because it’s the wickedness coming out. He doesn’t really believe that, but Jeff said he did. She’s the loudest baby he’s ever heard. Jeff asked Chaz Dean (the Wen guy) and Jenni to be godparents. Jenni, because he knows she’ll be serious about the job, and Chaz, because he’s the richest guy Jeff knows. Somehow, the baptism went off without incident, and Monroe got a round of applause. Jeff became wistful, sad already for what’s to come eighteen years from now.

It was Cat’s turn to leave, and Gage said they’re dropping like flies. Soon, Jenni will be leaving to have her baby, and Jeff said he felt like the last man standing. He was excited about the future though. His Valley Vista remodel is moving along, and is located where they want Monroe to go to school. Jeff told us that at some point, they’re going to land there, they just don’t know when. It was a nice note to end on, and I don’t think Monroe could have a pair of more doting fathers.

🏃 Because It’s Been a Long Week…




October 12, 2017 – Griff Loses His Shirt, Jeff Loses Zoila & Gopher was a Hit


What I Watched Today

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



General Hospital

Doc asks Laura to marry him. He says there’s nothing he wants more than to spend the rest of his life with her.

Zack’s sister, Sharon, is selling a boat her family hasn’t used since her brother died. I hope it’s not that dud kayak. Curtis is the faux buyer.

Dillon is killing time on a park bench, when Nelle comes by. She asks why he didn’t go to the memorial. He asks if she’s ever had that invited, but not actually welcome feeling. I’m pretty sure she can identify.

David sees Kiki crying, and asks what’s wrong. He says it can’t be that bad, can it? She says it can.

Michael and Sonny discuss the foundation. They talk about taking loss and turning into something positive.

Ava books the next flight to Paris. She sees a text from Spencer thanking her for her help, and says she’s sorry. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Griff. He needs to see her. She invites him in. He looks worried, like always.

Michael shows his parents how many donations have come in. Someone just donated $50K. Sonny says maybe someone needs a tax write-off, but it’s anonymous. Carly thinks might be Tracy or an associate of Sonny’s, but he says they would do it legit. Carly wonders who doesn’t hate them and has that kind of money. Michael says that it could be someone who has also lost a loved one, and they’re goal to raise awareness is a success. He says he’s glad to know there are still good people in the world. He has to meet Nelle, and jets. Carly wants to find out who made the donation, totally defeating the purpose of anonymity.

David and Kiki have coffee at Perks. He tells her if she wants to talk, he’s happy to listen. He asks if she wants him to call her boyfriend. When she tells him no, he asks if they had a fight. She tells him it’s the one year anniversary of her ex-boyfriend’s death. David says that Dillon might be a hothead, but he doesn’t seem like the type who wouldn’t be receptive to her feelings. She tells David that Morgan was bi-polar, and at the end, he struggled. She distanced herself, and Dillon was there to comfort her. David says it complicates matters. He tells her that something he learned as a doctor also applies to other things in life. Things could have turned out another way, but didn’t, and you have to deal with circumstances as they are. Kiki doesn’t know how she can open up when she feels guilty. If it weren’t for her, he’d still be alive. David says if he was as sick as she says, there was nothing she could do. No matter what happened, she’s not responsible. Kiki says she’s the reason he died. Her mother killed him for her.

Griff has a lot on his mind, and needs to talk to Ava. She has a way of cutting through the BS, and he appreciates her friendship. Ava asks what’s on his mind. He tells her that he had an intense conversation with one of his superiors. He was told he’s been on leave long enough. It’s time for him to make a decision to either resign from the priesthood or leave his life in Port Charles behind.

Laura is shocked that Doc is serious. He tells her that he’s been thinking about it for months. In France, he kept thinking he should just ask her. She says, so instead of Paris, he chose Kelly’s? He says he can’t sit idly by while she thinks things won’t get better. Happy moments are waiting to be created, and he wants to spend his life creating them with her – if she lets him. He asks if she’ll make him the happiest man alive, and she says no.

Ava asks Griff what he’s going to do about the ultimatum, and he says his old life feels like it belongs to another man; it’s barely recognizable. She asks why go back, and he tells her that the thought of leaving the church seems empty and hollow. The priesthood was his calling, his vocation. She says it sounds like he’s made up his mind, and she isn’t sure why he came to her.

Dillon tells Nelle that no one is begrudging him being with Kiki. Nelle says, but she was Morgan’s girlfriend. He says he wants to give her space and respect, but at the same time move forward. Nelle thinks that sounds reasonable. Dillon says in theory, but the day to day is complicated, and it feels like lately Kiki has been shutting him out. Not entirely and maybe not intentionally, but since she started the pre-med program, she’s been distant. Nelle says that it hurts to give your heart, when they don’t do the same, and find out you’ve invested everything you had, and they didn’t.

Curtis asks Sharon if her brother died in the water. She says he did, but not on this boat. That answers that question. He was kayaking with his fiancé. Foul play was suspected, but there was no proof. He asks if anyone suspected her when she first came into Zack’s life, but Sharon says that Zack didn’t bring her in. She was their mother’s personal assistant.

Carly tells Sonny that the routing company has records. Sonny asks if she’s sure she should be doing this. She says if the donation is from Ava, she’ll make a matching one, and return the money to her. He asks what if it’s just some anonymous person, and she says she’ll want to thank them. She’s going to find out if it’s someone she needs to thank to their face or punch in the face. She gets the information, and tells Sonny that it’s even stranger. It came from Nelle.

Ava tells Griff that she knows why he’s there, and he can go to hell. He asks what just happened, and she says it’s been happening for months. What he’s doing to her is cruel. He told her that he couldn’t have feelings for her because of the church. What kind of game is he playing? He says he never meant to hurt her, and she says he never means to do anything. She knows why he came. He’s hoping she’ll throw herself at him again. He doesn’t need her to be a friend, but an archetype, a temptress to make the pious man question his faith. He says he wouldn’t do that, but she says she’s not an obstacle for him to overcome. And she’s the one who’s leaving.

David tells Kiki to back up a second. Her mother killed Morgan? She says not directly, but she might as well have. She thought his illness was going to ruin both of their lives, and knew Kiki wouldn’t leave him. She engineered a breakdown by switching his lithium with placebos to show her who he really was. His family wanted to prosecute, but there wasn’t enough proof. David says it makes sense that she chose to be a healer. The drive she feels to save people is common for a lot of them. They’re making up for another loss. Kiki says Morgan became erratic and started making irrational decisions which led to him being killed. David says she’s not responsible for that, but she says letting her mother back in her life is like condoning her behavior. She tells David how Ava barged in on the memorial. She’d been badly burned in an accident, and because Kiki helped her through the recovery, she thinks she’s forgiven. She’s tried to get past it, but it’s a tall order. Kiki doesn’t want to lose her, but how can she be a good person if she lets her mother back in? She knows David isn’t a fan of being emotional, but he says just not at the hospital, and tells her about his own waterworks at a sad movie. Dillon shows up, and sees David put his hand on Kiki’s.

Sharon tells Curtis that Nelle had a glowing recommendation, and her mom believed in giving a leg up to those less fortunate. When she passed away, Zack took it hardest. Nelle started hovering around him, giving him someone to talk to in his time of grief. The next thing they knew, the two of them were engaged, and Zack amended his will. Curtis says she saw her chance. Sharon says she’s an opportunist, and would have found another way, but in retrospect, thinks Nelle targeted Zack from the beginning.

Michael meets Nelle, and she asks how the memorial went. He says it was good, and tells her about taking Avery to the zoo. She thinks Morgan would approve. Michael says the donations for the foundation are also pouring in. He tells her that the last time they talked, she was upset, but Nelle says forget about it. She’s okay now, and doesn’t want to think things will never get better with his family. He says he has a plan to fix that, and she says she does too.

Sonny is shocked that Nelle is the donor. Carly says this is the same woman who almost lost her apartment, and has no money. Sonny wonders why she’d donate anonymously, and Carly calls her a sneaky bitch who has an agenda. Sonny asks where Carly is going, and she says the least she can do is thank her. Sonny tries to stop her, but no.

Doc says this is what he gets for being spontaneous. Laura says no, and he’s like, another no? Laura tells him that she wants what he does. She wants spend rest of her life with him too. She didn’t say she wouldn’t marry him. Doc says she didn’t say she would. She tells him it might come as a shock, but she doesn’t want a proposal just as a distraction from Valentin. Doc tells her that’s not why he proposed, but it’s a nice bonus. She doesn’t want to associate it in any way with Valentin. She wants the fairytale. A dinner, a hike, or something special, where he gets on one knee and holds out a pretty ring. She wants a real proposal, and then she’ll say yes.

Ava tells Griff how she blundered into Morgan’s memorial by mistake and was shunned – by everybody, including her own daughter – and it was right after Laura laced into her. It wasn’t a good day, even before he showed up. She was reminded once more that she’s a horrible person. Griff tells her that she’s not a horrible person. He meant it when he said he believes in her and has faith in her. She tells him to stop it; just stop it.

Kiki jumps up and kisses Dillon. He asks if she’s been crying, and David says he’ll let them catch up, and leaves. Dillon asks how the memorial was. Kiki says it was tough, and he wishes he could have been there, but apparently David was. She says he wasn’t there; she just needed someone to talk to. He says about Morgan? How can she talk to someone else about it and not him?

Alexis goes to Sonny’s house. She tells him she needs help to keep their daughter from throwing her life away.

Nelle wants to hear Michael’s plan first. He starts to talk about Zack, but Carly interrupts. She says she’s glad she found them. She couldn’t not thank Nelle for the donation. $50K is beyond generous, and she doesn’t have the words. Nelle says it was her pleasure. Carly starts asking how she got the money, but Michael stops her. Carly tells Nelle it was very noble to keep her grand gesture a secret, and leaves. Nelle tells Michael that was a helluva way for him to find out. He says he’s no expert on jewelry, but figures the engagement ring was work about that much. Is that where she got it?

Curtis tells Sharon that he doesn’t mean to pry, but did Nelle get the money? She says the investigation is still open, and she can’t profit from her misadventure. She says the police are clearly on their side. Curtis says playing devil’s advocate, if they can’t find proof, is it possible it was an accident? Sharon says that there was a faulty plug in the kayak, and Nelle watched him drown. She claimed she wasn’t a strong enough swimmer to save him. He points out that if she grew up near there, she was basically raised on the water. Sharon says, funny, huh? She told herself she wasn’t going to get into it again, and apologizes. Curtis says he’s honored she chose to share it with him. She tells him that she has another engagement, but he’s free to stay there and kick the tires, so to speak. When she’s gone, he uses Spyder Finder to look up Nelle’s school.

Alexis tells Sonny they need to do something to stop Kristina. She thinks that Alexis got Parker fired. He asks if she did, since she’s gone behind Kristina’s back more than once. She asks if Sonny is taking her side. He says he doesn’t like it, but she’s not throwing her life away. It’s not like she killed someone or is going to prison. Alexis says she knew he’d bring up Julian. Sonny says he wasn’t thinking about him. He knows Kristina is impulsive, and will probably get her heart broken, but nothing is happening that she can’t learn and gain maturity from. Alexis asks what about Morgan, but Sonny says Morgan was bi-polar; Kristina is just in love. Alexis says they disagree. She’s right, he’s wrong, and he’s no help.

Kiki tells Dillon that David is more than her supervisor. He reminds her of her father; a gruff doctor with a squishy heart. It’s nice to talk to somebody older and wiser for a change, since her father is gone, and her mother is no help. It wasn’t fair to burden him. Dillon tells her there’s nothing she can say that he can’t handle.

Ava tells Griff that she’s grateful he saved her life, but he didn’t do it for her. He was feeding his savior complex and being a hero. She says he chases after women who need saving and likes the danger, the thrill of coming close to breaking his vows, but she has desires and feelings. He doesn’t know her, and wouldn’t know what to do with her if he had her. Griff says maybe he does know what he wants. She asks what’s that, and he grabs her and kisses her. Woo-woo.

Doc tells Laura that if she knows in advance, it will defeat the purpose. She deserves a grand romantic gesture, but it will cost her. She’ll get it, but she won’t know when or where. It could be three hours or years from now, and she’ll be on pins and needles until it goes down. She calls him a cruel man, and he says he prefers evil genius, who happens to be completely and absolutely in love with her. They kiss.

So do Ava and Griff.

Dillon tells Kiki that he’s in this for the long haul. Nothing she can say will drive him away or shake his faith in her. She tells him that he makes her so incredibly happy and she’s grateful she has him. They kiss. A lot of that going around today.

David sees Alexis in Kelly’s. He asks if everything is all right, and  she says not really. Her middle child is moving to Oregon with her lover/professor, who abused her position of power when she seduced her daughter. She went to Kristina’s father to ask him to talk some sense into her, and he’s okay with it. He thinks it will help her mature. Alexis says it’s all her fault for being too controlling, and David says nobody thinks that. She says her daughter does. David asks if he can buy her a drink, and she says that’s not a good idea since she’s a recovering alcoholic. He says sorry, he forgot. What about a walk along the water? It’s better than staring at her phone. She says good point; let’s do it. They might as well get it over with and kiss.

Carly says Max told her that Alexis just tore out of Sonny’s place like a bat out of hell. Sonny says he’s the voice of reason today, but she didn’t want to listen. He asks how it went with Nelle. Carly says she graciously thanked her. Sonny asks if that’s is that all. She says that she can’t put her feelings aside; she wants answers, and if Michael heard, that’s even better.

Michael asks Nelle if she sold the ring. She says keeping it was just holding on to the pain, and this way, it’s going to a good cause. He ask why she didn’t tell him,  and she says she was about to, but let him go first. He asks why she made the donation anonymous, and she tells him that his parents would think she had a hidden agenda. She didn’t think he would.

Sonny tells Carly not to push it; it could backfire. She says no accusations, no attacks. She’ll just let Nelle reveal her true self.

Michael says he doesn’t think Nelle has an agenda, but he has a question. Can they ask questions? Nelle excuses herself to use the restroom. Possibly the only time I’ve ever heard someone say that on a soap. They never say good-by at the end of a phone call either. Michael’s phone rings. It’s Curtis. Michael hopes he found something. Curtis says he found something all right, but wants to tell Michael in person.

Gaff and Ava kiss their way into the bedroom. And here it comes. Yep. A song part.

Tomorrow, Ava says it was a mistake, Finn wants it over with, and Valentin is buying Julian’s media company.

😵 On Flipping Out, Jeff confronted Zoila about the (now ex) nanny’s text. He took a poll as to whether Zoila was guilty of Gema’s accusations. The verdict was a unanimous “guilty,” much to everyone’s (except Zoila’s) amusement. Jenni called the care of Monroe Lewis a real telenovela. Co-housekeeper Laura let Jeff know that Zoila had said some unpleasant things to her as well, which puzzled all of us, since they’re friends. He told Zoila that she’d hurt Laura’s feelings, but she refused to apologize, and quit for the umpteenth time.

In Calabasas, Jeff met with clients Liat and Trevor, as well as architect George. Jeff explained that he was working to create a 1930s Spanish style house; which George thought was dated. Jeff said, yeah, it dates back to 1937, which is the idea. The design is amazingly beautiful. I love that era of Hollywood homes. Jenni seemed to think that George was used to whipping through something and being in charge, and Jeff is the police. He also uses higher end products, and refuses to put cheap faucets in a house worth millions. They were up to the shopping stage, when they got dumped by the clients. In a text. There wasn’t much explanation, only that it wasn’t going to work out. It was like something a bad boyfriend would do. It’s not you, it’s me. Jeff said they went above and beyond, and he never wanted to speak with them again. Ever. I don’t blame him. That was a lot of work, in anticipation of a very decent payoff over an eighteen-month period. And in a text. That’s just gutless, heartless, and rude. In his interview, Jeff said he wished they were a-holes, because it would be easier, but he likes them. Everyone was blindsided, but agreed that George was working against them.

On the lighter side, things went well with Lea Black. She and Jeff were able to compromise on the materials for her bar, the showpiece of her home. She told Jeff everything went so well, he could skip therapy now. Jenni’s daughter got a princess bed with a ladder and slide, and it was awesome. And very pink. I would have given anything for one of those when I was a kid. Maybe even now. Jeff teased Laura mercilessly throughout the episode, asking if Zoila knew where she lived, and telling her to watch her back. After things cooled off, Jeff met with Zoila, and realized that he’d been holding her hostage. She really did want to retire, but he wasn’t taking her seriously. Jeff and Jenni helped her put her stuff in the car, and everyone shed some tears. Jeff insisted that she stay in their lives, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing her again, but it was still sad. Next week is the finale, and Baby Monroe is baptized. Jeff tells the pastor that she’s a wee bit on the cranky side, and he may have to perform an exorcism before it’s over.

👴 I got my answer as to who was the superb actor playing Father Cory on GH yesterday. It was none other than Fred Grandy, Gopher from The Love Boat.

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Griff & Grandy




September 1, 2017 – A Visit with Hayden’s Father, Jeff is a Dad, Harvey Animal Help & Something Fun


What I Watched Today

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



General Hospital

Anna tells Finn to stop pacing; it’s making her nervous. He says he’s looking for a human; she’s looking for information on a diamond. Anna says she thinks there’s more to the diamond than anyone knows.

Nina can’t get ahold of Valentin. She thinks it has something to do with the necklace, and begs him to call her, or better yet, come back.

Nelle wonders if Michael believes she’s innocent, and Michael reintroduces himself. She says he has reasons not to trust her, but he says that was ages ago. She tells him that she was wearing the necklace, and no one saw her put it back. He says he believes her, and she doesn’t know what she did to deserve it. They kiss

Alexis sees Diane at the bar. Diane is wondering what’s up with Max, since he was supposed to call her when the meeting was over. She knows that Sonny and Jason were involved. She explains about Sonny getting out of the business, and Alexis laughs. Diane asks if she doesn’t think Sonny can go legit, and Alexis says that Julian tried, and look where it got him.

Jake shoots Franco with a water gun, and asks if Franco wants to play. Franco tells him it’s not happening in the house – mom’s rules. Since he lives there now, they both have to abide by them. Jake sees the pictures of the boys that Franco was looking at. He asks if one is Franco, and he says yes. Jake asks who the other kid is.

Elizabeth tells Sam that the kids are asleep at Monica’s. She asks if Sam wants her to call Alexis, but Sam wants to wait for good news first. Elizabeth suggests food, but Sam says she’s not hungry. Carly and Sonny join them, bringing a huge bag. Carly says, too bad. Sam has to be at the top of her game when Jason pulls through.

Finn doesn’t want to hear about the diamond anymore. He says so what? This is his life. Anna is appreciative of that, and knows it’s hard. He says he feels a “but” coming on, and she says they need to be realistic. Finn asks what’s so important about the diamond?

Dillon tells Nina that they went through everyone’s bags and tore up the place, but no one has the necklace. The police have arrived, and are conducting their own search. She asks if Nelle is talking to them. Dillon says she didn’t do it. Nina doesn’t think she did, but says she’ll be suspect if she doesn’t cooperate. An officer comes in, asking who is this Nelle? Meanwhile, Michael and Nelle talk about enjoying some Moroccan bath salts.

Jake asks again who the boy is. Franco says he doesn’t know. He was going to look through the rest of the photos, but someone came in and soaked him. Jake thinks Franco’s imaginary friend might help him remember.

Elizabeth makes noises to Sam about how Jason supposedly quit the business. Sam tells her that Jason protected Sonny because they’re friends. It’s not okay to be fine with him being brave and loyal for her, and not anybody else. Elizabeth says he wouldn’t listen anyway.

Carly tells Sonny that he’ll be okay; it’s Jason, and he’s been through worse. Sonny says what if his luck ran out, and he had something to do with it? He wanted an easy fix and left himself wide open. Carly says he’ll be fine, and Sonny is still here. Sonny says the only thing it proved is that if he retires, someone worse will take over. Does she want that? She doesn’t.

Anna tells Finn that the diamond was stolen on a heist in Eastern Europe. She thinks Valentin is tied to it somehow. Finn says he hears things at the hospital, and he knows she was outside Valentin’s door when he got shot. He asks what’s up with them? She suggests he stay focused on his fiancé. He says he’s trying. Raymond Berlin is brought in.

Diane wonders what happened last night when Alexis was supposed to meet her. Alexis says she got left alone with a bottle of champagne. She didn’t touch it, but wanted to, so she went to a meeting. She says she put Julian in prison, and Diane says his psycho sister put him there; all Alexis did was tell the truth. Alexis says it’s more complicated than that.

Franco tells Jake to forget about the photos for now. He has to meet Elizabeth; they’re celebrating. Jake asks what they’re celebrating, and Franco says he’s going to be displaying his work, and wants to show her what her support has accomplished. Jake says that Franco did the paintings, but Franco says she changed his mind about other people seeing them. He tells Jake that Lindsay is coming to stay with him. Jake says that she has too many rules, and Franco tells him that’s why they like her. Jake stomps upstairs. Franco looks at the photos.

Carly tells Sonny not to beat himself up; she’s the one who set it in motion. She begged him to get out of the business, and used Morgan’s death as emotional blackmail. Sonny says that he wanted same thing, but Carly says that’s only because she insisted. She tells him that it’s their life, and changing the rules after all these years isn’t fair or right. Sonny tells her that she just wanted to protect their family. Sam tells them to both please stop.

Still no word from Max. Alexis wonders what he’ll do, and Diane says he’s to be kept on in some capacity. He’d go insane retiring, and so would she. She says she’s actually fine with it. Alexis asks if that’s why she keeps checking her phone, and Diane she says people in love are concerned about one another, but she’s fine. Alexis wonders why it worked out for them, and not for her and Julian. Diane says they’re two entirely different people. She and Max are honest with each other, and he’s never manipulated her. She knows him inside and out, and adores him. She says she could afford to keep him and feed him all the cheese puffs he likes, but it’s not what he wants, and she respects that. They’re honest with each other with everything from who they are, to who left milk out. She asks Alexis if she can say the same.

Finn introduces himself. Raymond says, oh, he’s the one. Anna tells him that she’s a PI that Finn hired to help locate his daughter. Raymond says that he’s not surprised she’s gone; she said she was in trouble. He asks if the police are looking for her, and Finn says that she corrected her mistake, but he thinks she ran because of him, and he’s afraid she’s left for good. He knows they were close at one time, and asks if Raymond can think of where she might have gone.

In Marrakesh, the cop introduces himself as Inspector DeRoche. Nina says she’s sure they’ll find the necklace. He says they were discussing Nelle, and it sounded like she knows more than she’s saying. Big mouth Dillon says Nelle might have a sketchy past, but that doesn’t mean she’s a thief. Nina is like, d’oh!

Nelle tells Michael that word has spread about her being the last one wearing the necklace. She’s sure everyone thinks she has it stashed somewhere. Michael asks if she can blame them.

Sam says Jason chose to leave the business, but it didn’t change his love for Sonny. She asks if Jason has ever done anything he didn’t want to, and Carly says never, but she hates that this happened. So does Sam. It was her dream for it to never happen again. She says maybe they will get to lead safe, happy lives one day, but Jason will always be Jason.

Franco comes to the hospital, and asks if he can sweep Elizabeth off her feet. He tells her that the boys are with Lindsay, but she says that Jason was shot and it’s not good. They’re still waiting to hear about the surgery.

Carly can’t believe Sam is the one talking them down, when they should be helping her. Sam says it’s good because it’s keeping her from obsessing. Franco approaches and says he’s sorry, but Sam tells him to get out of her face. Oh, okay. She just shot Jason’s best friend because she was sick, but holds a grudge against Franco for something he did a million years ago when he had a brain tumor.

Raymond has no idea where Hayden is. She talked about Finn, the baby, and her predicament, but never said anything about running. He asks Anna if she has any leads. She says not so far, but the diamonds might offer some clues. She’s not faulting him, but wonders why all but one diamond was handed over. She says it’s a long shot, but if she can source the diamond, she might get a clue as to where Hayden might be. Raymond says she’s not looking for Hayden. What does she really want?

Diane asks if Alexis still loves Julian, and Alexis wonders if it would be pathetic if she does. Diane tells her it would be human. Alexis says that every night she remembers the perfect times they had when they were a family. She says it exists, but it’s not real, like the photos in their family album. Diane says it’s real, and Alexis asks what she does with that? Diane asks if he had been exonerated, would she have taken him back? Alexis says thank God the decision was taken away from her. Diane says he did horrible things to her, and the good doesn’t outweigh the bad. Alexis says the fact she’s still hung up on him bothers her. but she knows that he really loved her. The high is so powerful, it outweighs the pain, and makes it difficult to let go. Diane says that he made it conditional that she violate the legal code, and she lost her job – the most important thing to her next to her children. Diane thinks he’s sorry he lost her, and will say what he needs to get her back. For him, the ends justify the means.

Elizabeth starts to lead Franco away. Carly says he needs to respect Jason and leave. Elizabeth tells him that Sam is just scared. Franco says that he should have given them space. Elizabeth is more concerned about Jake, and wonders what she’s going to tell him about his dad.

Carly asks Sonny what if Franco comes back? Sonny says Elizabeth won’t let him. Carly leaves to call Michael.

Michael tells Nelle that he can totally picture her as an international jewel thief. He gets the call from Carly. She tells him that Jason has been shot, and it’s not great. He asks about Sonny, and she says he’s fine, but they wanted to keep Michael in the loop. Jason is in surgery, and they’re waiting. Michael asks if Jason is going to be okay, and she says she’ll update him when they know. Nelle asks what happened, and Michael tells her that Jason has been shot and is in the hospital.

Raymond realizes Anna is the one who called, and when he said he didn’t want her visiting, she rode in on Finn’s coattails. Finn says he’s grasping at straws, and wanted to take any help he could. Anna says that she’s not trying to get Raymond in trouble, but the diamond is different from the others. It was stolen from another dealer. Raymond says that he was a crook, but didn’t troll the black market. If there’s anything shady, he didn’t know. He tells her they’re done. He hopes Finn finds Hayden. He’d like to get to know his grandchild. He’s not optimistic though. When she was off the grid before, she wasn’t found until she wanted to be. One thing she’s good at is disappearing.

The officer wants to see the picture of Nelle wearing the necklace. Dillon says he took the pictures to test the lighting. DeRoche asks if anyone else was present when she took it off. Dillon says no, and the officer says he’ll take it from here. He leaves, and Dillon tells Nina that he should have kept his mouth shut. Nina says he was only trying to help, but next time, let her do the talking.

Michael says Jason is in surgery. Nelle asks about the prognosis, but he says they don’t know, but he always manages to survive. She asks if Michael is okay, and he says it’s not the first time he’s been here with Jason. Jason raised him for a while as a baby, and was always there for him. He wants to be there in case Jason needs him.

Elizabeth wonders how Jake will handle it if something bad happens. Franco says hopefully, they won’t have to find out.

Sam looks at Christmas pictures on her phone. She debates calling Alexis.

Alexis asks Diane why everything is so complicated all the time. Diane tells her maybe they’ll get a break now. Max calls, and she says that the tide is changing already. She steps away and Alexis gets a text from Sam saying that Jason is in the hospital, but not to worry. She says so much for smooth sailing.

Anna tells Finn that went well. She’s sorry Hayden’s father couldn’t help; she was hoping for a better outcome. Finn asks if she believes him. She doesn’t know, but she needs to find out how Spencer found the diamond, and if he found it at Wyndemere, is it tied to the current owner? This makes no sense, since Valentin didn’t even show up there until much later, but okay. Finn says he’ll help her.

Finn gets a text from Curtis. He’s found Hayden.

Michael is about to leave, and Nelle tells him to call when he lands. Nina and Dillon walk in, and Nina tells them a cop with an attitude is on his way to question them. Michael thinks it’s ridiculous, and says ELQ has a lot of holdings there. He asks if he should intervene, but Nelle tells him to go. Nelle asks how worried she should be, and Dillon thinks he inadvertently made it worse. DeRoche enters, and Nina tells him to deal with her assistant carefully; she has the ability to make this an international nightmare. DeRoche accuses her of trying to protect Nelle. Nelle says she didn’t steal the necklace, but he tells her that she’s under arrest.

Carly asks Sam how she’s holding up, and Sam says she’s okay, but wants an update. Alexis runs in. Sam says she told her not to worry, but Alexis says it’s too late. Sam tells her that Jason was shot, but she doesn’t want to go over the details right now. Alexis sits next to Sam and holds her.

A doctor comes out and says the surgery was more complicated than they anticipated, but Jason made it through. Sam asks if she can be there when he wakes up, but the doctor says they’re not sure if he’s going to regain consciousness.

On Monday, GH will air a repeat; on Tuesday, Anna talks to Andre about the diamond, Nina asks what’s being covered up, and Griff flips out.

😵 Speaking of Flipping Out, this week, Jeff and Gage welcomed an, as yet unnamed, baby girl into the world. Lots of tears and angst and waiting. The other half of the show focused on something I’ve known all along. For all his sarcasm, brashness, and love of embarrassing his employees, Jeff is a wonderful boss. When Vanina decided to leave the nest, Jeff took her out to lunch, and told her what a fabulous employee she was. He said he didn’t want to lose her, and asked what he could do to keep her. I’ve always thought he has a good heart, and this confirmed it. She did not take the offer, preferring to go for creating a business all her own. She told Jeff that she felt if she didn’t take the opportunity now, she might regret it later. Jeff was gracious and understanding. Employers take note. This showed how to value a good employee.

Quotes of the Week

Because sometimes the simplest way to affirm someone’s significance is to take time to hear her story.Alicia Bruxvoort

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. Jim Carrey

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.Jane Goodall

The hardest thing, I think, is to live richly in the present, without letting it be tainted and spoiled out of fear for the future or regret for a badly managed past.Sylvia Plath

Harvey Animals

It’s been a helluva week for those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Having been through Hurricane Sandy myself, my heart goes out to them. For anyone who hasn’t gone through a natural disaster, it takes years to recover from. There are people here who still aren’t back in their homes, and many who will never have a home to go back to. If you’re able to donate, please do, but research where your donation is going, as scammers and grifters come out of the woodwork whenever there’s a tragedy. And please don’t forget the animals.

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Enjoy Your Long Weekend

🎪 Leaving you with something fun. This guy had never seen Game of Thrones before and explains an episode as it’s going along. It’s hysterically funny, and reminds me of how I try to explain shows.



September 2, 2016 – A GH Wedding, a Flipping Out Promise & Quotes to Live By


What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)

General Hospital – Thursday

Jason and Sam kick back in Jason’s hotel room. Sam says she’s starving, so Jason checks the room service menu. He’s not thrilled about the gourmet choices, but Sam tells him he can order the burger without the fig jam

Carly is busy making wedding plans. Nell comes downstairs and Carly babbles about the wedding. Bobbie stops by and asks who Nell is, and Carly introduces them. Nell can see Carly is dying to tell her mother their secret and says she can go ahead. Carly explains that Nell is Josslyn’s kidney donor, but they don’t want it made public. Bobbie says she’s more than grateful. Nell goes upstairs to read to Avery.

Sonny tells Oz that he doesn’t want to leave anything to chance when it comes to Julian.

Michael and Sabrrrina have finally gotten Teddy to sleep, so they take him to The Floating Rib, which makes perfect sense. They see Sonny and Oz talking. Sonny wants to stop Julian from communicating with Alexis.

Finn tells Hayden murder isn’t her style. She says she’s getting the impression he actually cares about her. He says if she tells anyone, he’ll deny it. She says now that she finds out he cares, she has to leave. I really like these two together. I liked Hayden with (the old) Nicholas, but Finn is a better match for her sense of humor.

Elizabeth tells Franco that Hayden tried to kill her. Jordan overhears them talking and asks if Elizabeth feels up to giving a statement.

Hayden tells Finn if she sticks around, it’s a risk. Finn tells her if she leaves, she’ll be a fugitive. The lights come back on and she says she’s out of there. Nurse Eileen comes in, and Finn asks about Elizabeth. Eileen says she’s doing well and they don’t expect any permanent damage. When she’s gone, Hayden comes back and says she knows what Finn is trying to do. Okay, tell me, because I’m not sure.

Elizabeth tells Jordan about feeling someone push her. Franco tries to interject, but Jordan tells him to back off and let Elizabeth talk. She asks if Elizabeth knows who pushed her and Elizabeth says Hayden.

Oz leaves and Michael goes over to Sonny, saying Teddy requires noise to sleep. I guess putting the television on wasn’t an option. Finn walks into the bar (I so want to make a joke – sorry, we don’t serve aquatic creatures, or something like that) and Joe is right behind him. Joe smiles at Sabrrrina. Come on, can Michael even hold a candle to this guy? He is so Rico Suave. Joe approaches Sabrrrina and Michael. He says it looks like trip to The Floating Rib was just what Teddy needed. Sabrrrina introduces Sonny, and Joe says he knows who Sonny is. He’s the guy who brought Carrrlos back to the states so he could be killed. We’re off to a great start.

Carly tells Bobbie the nanny story and says what a great nanny Nell is, but Bobbie says she knows exactly who could look after Avery. Oh, nice. Nell loses her job and you take her potential new one away.

Jason tells Sam they have a big day ahead of them. Sam says Molly told her it’s bad luck to spend the night before the wedding together, but she’s not big on superstition. She thinks it’s actually good luck. They kiss.

Hayden says Finn was trying to get information to find out when Elizabeth is going to squeal, but she’s not going to be a sitting duck. He asks where she’s going to go. She says she’s going to meet up with her mother in NYC, and she needs to go pack her bags. Finn says he’ll take her.

Jordan asks if Elizabeth saw Hayden before she was pushed, but Elizabeth says it was after she fell. Jordan says if she pushed Elizabeth, wouldn’t it have made more sense for Hayden to disappear? Franco says Hayden wanted to make sure she’d done the job right, and/or to send a message that she can do damage. He says Hayden seemed expressionless, which was kind of creepy, a big deal coming from him. Jordan says no one witnessed the actual assault. Elizabeth says Hayden slapped her during an argument earlier. Jordan asks if anyone saw, and Nurse Eileen appears and says she did. Really? I don’t remember her being there.

Sam is thrilled with the cold sesame noodles Jason brings back. He says they’re going to have two anniversaries, since they’re getting married around their old fifth anniversary. He wonders what the traditional present is for year five. She looks it up on her phone. It’s wood. Lots of jokes floating around everyone’s head, but he hands her the take-out chopsticks and they separate them like a wishbone.

Bobbie suggests that she babysit Avery. Carly says it’s a thankless, day in, day out job. Bobbie says she regrets not having a chance to bring Carly up, but Carly says she doesn’t owe her anything. Bobbie says it’s not out of obligation, but love.

Sonny says he didn’t really want Carrrlos dead; he wanted him to face justice for his crimes. Joe says he understands. He loved his brother, but he needed to pay for what he did. He apologizes for any pain Carrrlos caused. Joe asks to speak to Sabrrrina privately, and then asks her if he can spend more time with Teddy. She says just give her a call. He was afraid she’d say no, but she says Teddy is his family. He asks if they can finish the conversation they started and she says she’s ready to deal with their past.

Eileen tells Jordan that Hayden said something about shutting Elizabeth up. Jordan tells them it’s solid enough to merit further investigation and she’ll keep them posted. After she leaves. Elizabeth says it surprises her that she’s surprised. She didn’t really think Hayden would try to kill her. Griff comes in with her test results.

Elizabeth thought Griff had handed over the case to another doctor. He says the doctor got called out on an emergency, so he’ll go over the results with her. He says she has a mild concussion, some kind of contusion and something with her spleen. Why is it always the spleen? What is the spleen? Franco doesn’t like Griff’s cavalier attitude and wants another doctor. Griff ignores him and says if things keep going well, Elizabeth can be released soon, but they want to keep an eye on her for now. Franco doesn’t like Elizabeth staying in the hospital with the murders going on.

Finn and Hayden drink liquor out of coffee cups outside Perks. She says she guesses this is good-by and he asks her where she’s going.

Nell asks if Carly wants her to stay a few days to help, but Carly says Bobbie just volunteered her services. Nell says who better to watch Avery than her own family. Carly says Nell should be able to get a good job with her references, but Nell says with everyone having gone off to college, all the decent positions are filled already.

Sabrrrina says the past is the past, and she and Joe are just two people who care about her son. He asks if she’s committed to Michael.

Sonny asks Michael what’s on his mind. He says he doesn’t like seeing Sabrrrina with Joe because they have a past. Sonny says Michael is really jealous of her relationship with Carrrlos, and she’ll always have one because he’s her baby daddy. Sonny tells Michael not to let resentment build and he needs to talk to someone or talk to Sabrrrina. Michael says he’s right and Sonny says he always is.

Before Sonny leaves, he tells Joe he doesn’t know why he’s in Port Charles, but his brother caused a lot of trouble for Sonny’s family. Joe says he’s not his brother, but Sonny says he’s a different kind of trouble. He says don’t make the same mistakes Carrrlos did.

Elizabeth asks Franco to leave for a minute while she calls her grandmother to watch the kids. Franco approaches Griff. He asks if Elizabeth is going to be okay. Griff says he should really talk to Elizabeth’s doctor, but with the injuries she has, it’s wait and see.

Jason and Sam start fooling around and the phone rings. It’s Franco. Franco leaves a message for Jason to call him back about Elizabeth.

Sabrrrina explains to Michael that she and Joe were over a long time ago, and there’s nothing between them. Michael asks if Joe knows that, and she says yes. He says seeing them together brought back a lot of his old feelings about Carrrlos. Sabrrrina says she regrets what she did and will for the rest of her life, but she loves Michael and wants a future with him. If he feels like he can’t forgive her, he needs to tell her now.

Sonny gets home and says he didn’t think he’d see Nell there. She says Avery had a hard time getting to sleep and she wants him to know he has an amazing daughter. She says she’ll check in before she leaves and thanks Carly for the ride home. Carly tells Sonny that Bobbie will be the new nanny. He thinks it’s fantastic.

Jason tells Sam the last time he talked to Elizabeth, she said she wasn’t seeing Franco anymore, so he’s ignoring the call. They start to fool around again.

Hayden says if she talks to Finn, he’ll be aiding and abetting. He says that’s what he does for a living. She tells him that she doesn’t want to get him in trouble, and he reminds her that she brought drugs to him in jail. She tells him to take care of himself. He says he’ll try, and she says a wise man once said, there is no trying, just doing, and he realizes she’s quoting Yoda. Hayden asks Finn to spend time with Tracy because she needs someone. Finn talks about their friendship and Hayden says how was she supposed to know they were friends when he kept pushing her away? He says he wishes she wouldn’t leave. They kiss. Lots of that going around today.

Sam and Jason bask in the afterglow and open a fortune cookie. It’s one of those ones I hate that says, “With great work comes great success.” The next one is no better. Jason claims it says they’ll live happily ever after.

Carly tells Sonny the florist is going to be there early. Sonny thinks something is wrong and Carly says she feels badly about sending Nell back to Atlanta when there’s nothing there for her. Sonny says she can be grateful, but not be responsible for Nell’s life. He goes upstairs and Carly calls Nell. She says she wants to discuss Nell’s job hunt, and has a few ideas.

Michael asks if Sabrrrina wants a future with him. She says yes, and he says he wants one with her and Teddy. He says the past is behind them and they need to rebuild the trust they lost. He’s willing to make the effort if she is. They kiss. What’d I say?

Elizabeth tells her grandmother not to tell the kids what happened and she’ll be there as soon as she’s able. Franco overhears and says she’s missing the opportunity for handmade get well cards. She tells him to get some rest. He says he will and lies in the chair next to her. They hold hands. Her face is pretty bruised up, so they can’t participate in today’s kissing theme.

Jordan comes with an officer to arrest Hayden, who says she expected it, but wonders why it isn’t the Feds. Jordan says it’s not their jurisdiction. She’s being arrested for the attempted murder of Elizabeth.

Tomorrow, Finn talks to someone about a mutual friend, Curtis arranges something for Nina, and Jason has a surprise for Sam.

General Hospital – Friday

Nina and Curtis walk in the park. It sounds like Curtis has found a baby momma for Nina.

Franco talks to Elizabeth while she sleeps. He tells her even though the hospital lighting isn’t the best, she’s beautiful. He says whoever did this to her is going to pay, even if it is her sister. Elizabeth stirs and asks him what he said.

In the interrogation room, Hayden nods out and relives the kiss with Finn and her subsequent arrest. She wakes up realizing it’s all real.

Finn gives Hayden’s medical records to a nurse for delivery to the PCPD.

Paul gets a call from Ava, but he says “not today” to his phone. She leaves a message that she hopes he’s not ignoring her, and they need to discuss a game plan if he wants her to keep quiet. The jury selection for Julian’s trial is beginning.

Sabrrrina isn’t looking forward to testifying. Michael tells her to relax and just tell the truth. Monica tells them she’s going to have to miss the big day. What big day?

Oh, she must mean Jason and Sam’s wedding. Sam wants breakfast in bed, but there isn’t time. She suggests they elope, but Jason says as great as it sounds, they’ll disappoint their family.

Carly attends to the last minute details and gives instructions to the photographer. Sonny asks her if she’s overdoing things and didn’t they want it simple, but she says it is simple. I’m with her on this. It’s understated and elegant. She wants it to be about Jason and Sam, and wants them to be as happy as she and Sonny are.

Monica tells Michael not to mention anything to Jason or the kids about what happened to Elizabeth, and then has to explain what happened to Elizabeth. Sabrrrina suggests she stay behind in case Elizabeth needs anything.

Elizabeth asks about the boys and Franco tells her all is fine. He says Monica is going to gather them together later and hr grandmother will explain what happened. Elizabeth says she can’t believe that Hayden tried to kill her. Franco tells her to get some rest and he’ll be back before she wakes up. She thanks him. Wonder how that spleen is doing.

Finn calls Curis, leaving a message that he wants to talk about their mutual friend. Curtis ignores the call. Curtis explains to Nina how to talk to the potential mother. He tells her not to call anything a payment for services, but a payment for expenses. A humongously pregnant girl comes along and introduces herself as Bridget.

Michael and Jake are the first to show up for the wedding. Alexis and her girls are right behind. Alexis heads directly for the champagne, which makes me a little worried about her. Although I would relish seeing Alexis as a raging alcoholic. Sam and Jason show up, hardly dressed in summer casual. He’s wearing a tux and she has on a formal gown with a sparkly bodice.

Sabrrrina brings Elizabeth some magazines. She wonders why Hayden would push Elizabeth down the stairs. Elizabeth says it’s a long, complicated story and she’s just glad Hayden is locked up.

Franco goes to the station to see Hayden. The officer says family and lawyer only. At first Franco says he’s her lawyer (like that was going to work) and then he says he’s there for the family. Finn comes in asking if there’s a problem.

Curtis tells Nina he has faith in her and leaves. She thanks Bridget for coming and they both say how nervous they are. Bridget says she wants her little girl to grow up the best way possible and have a loving home. Nina tells her a little about herself, saying the child will never lack for anything material and she’ll love the baby with all her heart. Bridget lets Nina feel the baby kicking, which blows my theory that maybe Bridget isn’t really pregnant. Ava comes out of nowhere and tells Nina to get her hands off that girl. Ava has a lot of time on her hands. Doesn’t she go to work? Who takes care of the gallery?

Carly says she thought Sam and Jason wanted it casual. Sam says she thought Carly wanted them dressed up and says they’ll change. It just so happens that Jason has clothes in the car and Kristina has another outfit for Sam. If this was you or me, nobody would have anything except an old pair of shorts.

Ava tells Bridget to call the police. Ava says Kiki told her that Nina was drifting back into her baby obsession and wonders what kind of court would allow her to adopt. She realizes that Nina is going to get a baby “off the books.” Nina tries to get Bridget to go somewhere else with her (where’s Curtis?), but Ava says Bridget better keep Nina away from her baby.

Franco calls Finn “Dr. Buddinsky” and tells him to butt out. He tries to give a message to Finn from Hayden’s “family,” but Finn blows him off. The guard tells Hayden her doctor is here. Finn gives her something that looks like ibuprofen, saying it’s medication she needs because she got shot, and lucky her, he’s required to administer it personally.

Paul and Nathan visit Elizabeth. She goes over the timeline for them, remembering that she saw Paul in Monica’s office before she went to the stairs.

Alexis continues to work on the champagne. Sonny asks if she’s made up with Kristina and she says it’s a fragile peace. He mentions that jury selection starts today. She says it hadn’t crossed her mind and picks up another glass.

Ava tells Bridget that Nina is dangerously unstable and tells her about how Nina kidnapped her baby. She calls Nina a lunatic in sheep’s clothing. Nina says it’s not as bad as it sounds. Ava says it is, and Bridget should run away and never let Nina near her baby.

Finn feels responsible, saying if it wasn’t for him, Hayden would have been long gone. She says it’s ironic she’s been arrested for the one crime she didn’t commit. She wonders who would believe it wasn’t her.

Paul suggests Elizabeth’s time frame is off. Elizabeth says she remembers seeing Paul searching through Monica’s desk and he insists he was looking for a pen. Nathan thinks they’re just digressing and asks about the stairs. Monica interrupts, saying Elizabeth has had enough questions for one day. Paul says he hopes she feels better soon and Sabrrrina gives Paul the mother of all soap opera faces as he walks out. I hope Nathan thinks about this real hard, because Paul basically gave himself away by first saying that Elizabeth was mistaken about seeing him and then saying he was in there looking for a pen. Hello? Did no one notice this? Maybe Sabrrrina did and that’s why the face.

Naomi comes to the station. Franco tells her that Hayden has been detained because she tried to murder her sister.

The photographer takes pictures of Sam with her mother and sisters. They all talk about Julian’s trial through clenched teeth smiles and in between the song part. Photos of the guys are taken, and Jason wishes Monica could be there. Just sayin’, but Sam’s new outfit, a chiffon-y white halter number, isn’t that much less dressy than the one she walked in with. Molly insists that Jason and Sam do a kiss photo.

Nina says she has references and Bridget can talk to her therapist. Bridget says she’d rather leave and jets. Ava tells Nina that actions have consequences, and Nina asks when Ava is going to pay for her actions, including Connie’s murder. She tells Ava that she’s a hypocritical, lying bitch. Suddenly, Nathan steps in.

Finn insists Elizabeth will remember that Hayden didn’t push her once her mind clears. He tells Hayden that he can’t pretend to understand their grudge, but he doesn’t think Elizabeth would blame her for something she didn’t do. The cynic in him is working on a contingency plan just in case though. Before he leaves, he tells Hayden to stay positive because it’s better for her immune system. He adds that it might be inappropriate considering the circumstances, but she looks pretty. Aww! Michael Easton is just precious in this role. Much better than the brooding poet he usually is plays. If I want to see Heathcliff, I’ll watch Wuthering Heights. Now he’s a brooding poet with a sense of humor and a bearded dragon.

Naomi tells Franco that Hayden doesn’t have a sister. Franco says he knows Hayden and Elizabeth are half-sisters, sharing Jeff Webber as a father. He tells her he found out from Heather. Naomi says Heather is a lunatic who no one will believe. Franco says maybe, but everyone will believe him and the money can be traced. He tells her everyone is going to know. Naomi says no one is going to know, especially Elizabeth.

Monica complains about being short-staffed. Sabrrrina says her nursing license is still current and offers her services. Monica accepts.

Sam asks where the officiant is and Jason says he has a surprise. He leads everyone to the stairs and Spinelli comes down. Just yesterday, Spinelli became a minister online through the Church of Illuminating Wonders. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s a real thing.

Ava tells Nathan that his deluded sister was about to buy a baby, and she’s not about to let her get her hands on another one. Nina says she’s changed, but Ava hasn’t, and one day it’s coming back to bite her. Ava says no one has ever proven anything about her, but Nina can’t say the same. She leaves.

Curtis calls Finn back. Finn tells him that Hayden needs their help.

Naomi tells Franco it would destroy her relationship with Hayden (like he cares) and be bad for Elizabeth (okay, she has him there). She says Elizabeth idolizes her father and he’ll be pushed off the pedestal. This is news to me, since we never even hear her talk about Jeff.

Monica looks over Elizabeth’s chart. She says Elizabeth isn’t out of the woods – most likely it’s that spleen thing – but making progress. She says the kids will be told what’s going on after the wedding. Elizabeth is like, what wedding? and Monica tells her Jason and Sam are getting married.

Sam walks down the aisle as invisible violinists play.

Wait, what? Did GH just end on a good note? On a Friday? What happened to my show?

On Monday, Hayden asks if Nina believes her, Ava asks Paul how Julian is going free, and Spinelli tries out his new job, joining Sam and Jason in marriage.

Flipping Out

I also wanted to give a shout out to Flipping Out. I’ve always liked Jeff Lewis, despite his quirky (read pain-in-the-ass) personality. I’m pretty sure I’d even enjoy working for him. He pulls no punches and expects 100% out of his employees, but he works extremely hard, and doesn’t ask anything from anyone that he wouldn’t do himself.

It’s been interesting to watch him grow through life experience as well as therapy. Soon to be a dad with partner Gage, I have no doubt that child is going to lead a charmed life. While his sense of humor is sometimes a little dark for kids, he reminds me of my own father somewhat in that regard, and I’m sure he’s going to make a wonderful parent.

Thursday night’s episode was particularly touching. While he and his housekeeper Zoyla have often butted heads, it seemed like their relationship might have come to an end when Zoyla walked out after an argument. She was scheduled to take care of the house and pets while Jeff and Gage were away on business, and it looked like she wasn’t going to show up, causing everyone to scramble to rearrange plans. Jeff was ready to fire her, leaving her a message that she’d best think carefully about what she’s doing, when returned.

What was beautiful about this episode was the therapy session they had together afterward. Seeing two adults talk out their differences in a reasonable way was amazing enough, but Jeff went on to say how much he cared about Zoyla, something that snarky Jeff rarely does. He told her that it was her choice whether she wanted to continue working for him or retire, but either way he promised he would take care of her for the rest of her life. It was so kind and so loving, I nearly burst into tears. Not something Flipping Out usually does to me. She chose to continue working part time and expressed interest in being involved with the new baby, which he said he definitely wanted. He told her that he loved her and she said she loved him too. It was one of the truly great moments in reality TV that didn’t involve a fight.

Jeff is going to make an awesome daddy!

😟 I also just read that Devious Maids has been canceled and I’m so disappointed. It was a delightful show – smart and funny, intriguing and fun. I’d also liked Eva Longoria ‘s other effort, Telenovela, which unfortunately disappeared after a few episodes. Here’s hoping she continues to toss her hat into the ring until something sticks.

Quotes of the Week

Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?Julia Child

There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence.Michelle Obama

For God’s sake even Superman was Clark Kent. Go to work.Gene Simmons on Dr. Phil, addressing a 44-year-old man who continues to pursue his dream of being a rock star by sponging off of his loved ones.