What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Griff and Kiki are running in the park. Kiki wonders why he’s lagging behind. He tells her that he had to help an old lady across the street. Besides, he enjoys the view.
On the phone with Dante, Lulu tells him she needs to focus on her Ryan Chamberlain story. She tells him, don’t start.
Laura sees not-Doc at Kelly’s. She asks what he’s doing there, and he says, eating. She didn’t think he liked cronuts. He’d said they were an insult to French pastry. He says he developed a taste for them while she was away. She says they could have gone to breakfast together. Why did he leave so early?
Maxie meets Felicia outside of Kelly’s. Peter comes out, and Maxie asks how he’s doing. He says, better since yesterday, and tells Felicia that her amazing daughter helped him with a major elevator challenge. When he’s gone, Felicia tells Maxie they have some catching up to do.
Nina meets Curtis at the park. She wonders how she can be the fashion editor of Crimson, and doesn’t know what to where for the special occasion of meeting her daughter.
Drew tells Margaux enough with her game playing. She says she has the flash drive, the key to his identity. He tells her, prove it, and she tells him to see for himself, bringing up the title page on her phone. He asks where it is, and she says she has it. He asks how she found it. She explains she’d found an envelope in Peter’s old hotel room. She didn’t think anything of it until she heard Peter say he’d left it for Drew the night he disappeared. She followed a hunch, thinking maybe he dropped it. She asked to see the lost and found, and it was right there. He says the police swept the room, but she thinks Peter must have dropped it outside, but no one associated it with him. It’s lucky it got to the lost and found. Drew asks why it took her so long to tell him.
Not-Doc tells Laura that he woke early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so he figured he’d get some work done. He didn’t have the heart wake her up; she looked beautiful. He even kissed her, but she didn’t stir. She sorry she missed him. When she got home last night, he was sleeping. He says he turned in early; the cold medicine knocked him out. She asks if he feels better, and he coughs, saying it’s a stubborn bug, and he’s pretty miserable. She’s worried about him. He said he’d see a doctor. He say he saw one this morning, and she asks, who? He says there’s one looking at him every morning in the mirror. Laura is not amused. He says he is a doctor. It’s a stubborn virus, and he’ll just have to wait it out. She corrects him, saying they both have to wait it out.
Felicia didn’t realize Maxie and Peter were good terms. Maxie says they called a truce. Felicia says Maxie didn’t do anything wrong, but Peter lied to everyone. She says he’s her friend, and they’re working on it. Felicia says if she’s sure about that.
On a bench in the park, Ava hears Griff and Kiki talking. Kiki says they need to take a shower; not together. They decided they should be doing this for the right reasons, none of which involve her mother. He thinks they’re off to a good start; he never would have gone running with Ava. It’s completely their thing. He also would have never done what he did last night with Ava. The kiss, and Ava sees.
Curtis tells Nina that she looks beautiful. She’s brought flowers, and asks if it looks like she’s trying too hard. He says the flowers are a nice touch. He knows she put a lot of thought into every detail, but relax. Nina says Sasha sounded lovely on the phone, and Curtis says, she is. She reminded him of Nina. He thought he was imagining it, but after the second test. he knew he was right; there was something there. Nina can’t believe it’s not a dream. Her daughter is alive and she’s about to meet her. Sasha is late, and Nina starts to get nervous. Curtis says it’s probably traffic, but Nina says what if Sasha is having second thoughts, and decided not to come. Curtis asks what she expects to get out of the meeting.
Drew says Peter went to the hospital after the fire. It was months ago, and Margaux has had the flash drive all this time. She says it took her a while to grasp what was going on, and she wasn’t sure what to do with it. He says she had it the night he came to her hotel room, and found her with the other drive that had her childhood pictures on it. She acted so sanctimonious, and so offended, when it was a decoy, and she did have it. Why is she messing with his life?
Lulu knows Dante disapproves of her working for Peter, but they’re already revamping the paper. She’s excited to be on the ground floor, and proud of the work she’s doing. She needs to get back to it. She tells him both of their schedules are horrible, and her day is no walk in the park. She’s not guilting him, but if he hasn’t found anything by now… Peter walks in. Lulu says she’s not being critical; it came out wrong. She misses him, and he’s been gone for so long. She knows he’s on assignment, and tells him to take all the time he needs away from his family. She’ll hold it all together alone. Peter coughs, and she says please tell her that he didn’t hear that. He says he’s looking forward to working on the piece, and suggests they get to work.
Kiki says she and Griff weren’t with each other last night, so she can’t take credit for whatever he did. He says she can. He watched From Here to Eternity. All the couples faced harsh realities, but they didn’t really learn what they have; to forget outside influences, and focus on each other. His phone rings, and he says he has a surprise for her.
Ava meets Scotty outside Kelly’s. She asks why she’s there, and he says, coffee. She asks why else? Does he need to drum up business. He says business is booming. She’s not in any trouble, is she? She says, it depends on if lethal thoughts are punishable by law. He asks if she’s talking about her two-timing boyfriend, and her wayward daughter? She can kick Griff to the curb, but Kiki is will be her daughter forever.
Maxie tells Felicia she’s done with bitterness. Peter is her friend, and James’s only uncle. Trust her. Felicia says she trusts Maxie; it’s Peter she’s shaky on.
Laura feels like not-Doc is avoiding her, but he says, not at all. He says she just got back, and he has this terrible virus. They’re fine; don’t worry. She says he can tell her if he’s mad at her for staying away or whatever it is. Felicia walks in, and not-Doc calls her over. She says it’s good to have Laura back. Not-Doc missed her support. She hopes they get a chance to talk before she leaves. Mac is taking her on a cruise. Not-Doc says, no; she can’t do that.
Drew wonders how Margaux could access the files. Aren’t they encrypted? She says they are, except the title page. Andre can access them though. He says she’s the DA, and this has to be a crime. She stole hi identity. She says she hasn’t stolen anything, and he needs to tamp down his anger. He knows what she wants. For him to flip on Jason so she can get to Sonny. Now she’s using the flash drive as leverage. That’s blackmail.
Laura asks not-Doc why Felicia shouldn’t take a vacation? He says she’s running away. It’s the 25th anniversary of the Ryan Chamberlain murders, and she’s distancing herself. Felicia says she is; what’s wrong with that? He says, it’s unhealthy. She should let him help her cope with her fears. She’ll be at the tip of Africa, and still haunted by the memories. Maxie doesn’t see what’s wrong with it. That psycho is better off forgotten, and Mac is the best medicine for her mom to make her forget. Let Ryan fade into obscurity, where he belongs.
Ava tells Scotty that Julian talked her into reconciling with Kiki, and she found Griff in Kiki’s apartment. He moved in down the hall. Every time she turns around, they’re holding hands, and flirting. The even went running together. Scotty says apparently, they’ve moved on from their mistake of a one night stand. Ava says, to a full blown romance. They want to stick it to her. Scotty tells her, the more she lashed out, the more she pushed them together.
Nina tells Curtis, does she want Sasha to recognize her instantly, give her a huge hug, and cry tears of joy? Absolutely. Curtis doesn’t want her to be disappointed, but she says she knows it’s a fantasy. She’ll be happy if Sasha just shows up. Curtis sees Sasha, and thanks her for coming. He introduces them. Wow. They do look alike.
Sasha apologizes for being late, saying it was traffic. Nina says it’s nice to meet her. She thinks Sasha is a great name; a combination of exotic and down-to-earth. Nina gives her the flowers. Sasha doesn’t want to be rude, but she hasn’t seen the test results. Curtis gets them, telling her he had two tests done at different labs to make certain. Sasha looks at them, and says, probability 99%. The other says the same thing. Nina says she was shocked too, but DNA doesn’t lie. Sasha says, okay, so it’s true. She was adopted, and Nina really is her mother.
Peter likes the tone of Lulu’s peace. It’s honest, and gives respect to the victims. She’s given them a voice, and told about the effect on families and the community as a whole. He’d like to tweak one part. He sees where she’s going, but wants her to clarify it, maybe use more quotes. She says she was trying to revise it when she ended up in the fight with Dante. She misses him, but she never realized how much she relied on him with the kids. He’s her best friend, her husband. Now when they talk, they just fight about everything. Peter gives her a tissue, reminding me of Dr. Phil. Lulu says she’s being unprofessional, between crying in his office, and warning him off of Maxie.
Maxie says sorry to make not-Doc feel weird, but he says, not at all. Laura is happy for her; it sounds like an amazing vacation. Not-Doc says he’s out of tune with his nearest and dearest. He says he and Felicia will discuss the best way to cope when they get together to write the press release. He assumes it will be before she leaves. She tells him she emailed him a draft. He says he has a patient scheduled, and leaves. Laura excuses herself, and asks if he’s okay. He says he’s fine. She wants to finish the conversation, but he says he’ll be late; he has to go to Ferncliff. She tells him that she’ll wait up.
Ava tells Scotty that she didn’t push Kiki and Griff together. They’d been itching for each other for months. Scotty insists the more she lashes out, the more she drives them together. She storms into Kelly’s, and slams into not-Doc. She apologizes, and says she’s upset. She needs to talk.
Laura is impressed that Maxie has VIP passes to the film festival. Maxie says she owes a friend a favor. She has to get back to work, and leaves. Felicia says, daughters are full of surprises, and Laura says, so are husbands.
Not-Doc says he has a cancelation this morning, and he can see Ava now. She says she can be there in a little bit. When not-Doc is gone, Scotty tells Ava that he can’t believe she’s seeing that quack. He acts wise, but it’s just an act. He’s the one who needs therapy. Ava says at least he’s on her side, unlike Scotty.
Griff tells Kiki, prepare to be impressed. He got passes to all the screenings at the film festival. She is impressed, but warns him that the program is eclectic, with an emphasis on international titles and obscure films. He says he hoped with the right tutor, he could become a film buff. She asks if he wants to make the honor roll.
Margaux tells Drew it’s a trade. Drew says it isn’t. His identity was taken by force, and she’s using it as leverage to coerce him. How different is she from the criminals she prosecutes? She says she really likes him. She sees a good man. He say she wants to further her vendetta against Sonny. She says it’s her life; her father. She spent a lifetime without him, praying he’s come home. Sonny shot him, and put him in cement. Drew says she doesn’t know that, and she says she does. He say she can’t prove it; all she has are assumptions. She says it doesn’t need to be complicated. She wants justice for her father; he wants his memories. He has the evidence, and she can give him his memories. It’s not blackmail; it’s fair trade.
Nina suggests she and Sasha use an exercise Crimson uses for new employee orientation. She asks Sasha to tell her about her best day ever. Sasha says she’d get up early, and go riding. Nina asks, English or Western, and apologizes for interrupting; she’s excited. Curtis thinks they’re doing fine, and leaves. Sasha says she’s go on a long ride, with good gallop at some point. She’s stable her horse, go get good coffee, and maybe a blueberry muffin. She’d read an actual newspaper, and do the crossword. Then she’d go to the beach, do some swimming, lie in the sun, and read. Then repeat. Nina says she can totally see herself in Sasha.
Laura tells Felicia that she’s worried about Doc. He says it’s a virus, but he seems on edge. Why did he react like that to Felicia going away on vacation? She also thinks he’s making light of her concerns. Felicia thinks maybe he’s protecting himself, and is more upset about the anniversary than he’s letting on. She saw it in his office the other day. He seemed conflicted, like he was still trying to protect Ryan. Laura says he’s been doing research on serial killers. Maybe he’s trying to shed light on his brother, and understand him. Maybe that’s how he’s dealing with it; trying to turn it into clinical study. She knows Lulu is covering the story, but she’s sure Lulu will be fair and responsible about it. She can’t wait for it to be over. Dead and buried again, so she can have peace.
Not-Doc welcomes Ava into his office. She says she feels worse than the last session. He asks if she’s unsatisfied that she can’t stoop to revenge. She says she did get it on Griff, but it wasn’t enough. When she sees them, she wants them to pay, especially Kiki. She stays up at night, thinking of ways to ruin her. She thinks of the worst thing she can do; the one thing that would satisfy her need for revenge. Not-Doc says perhaps she should consider it. She asks if he’s saying she should kill her own daughter.
Peter tells Lulu that she’s an excellent writer. She’s compelling and she sells. That’s all he cares about. Of course, he cares about her, and gets it if she needs time off. She thanks him for understanding. She says policing his interactions with Maxie was overstepping, but he says they worked it out. She says Dante is always cautioning her about it; he’s her voice of reason. They talked every night, and now, the bed is empty. She starts to cry again, and apologizes. He says it’s okay; he understands. By this time, she probably wants adult conversation and companionship. He has an idea. Maxie listens outside the door. He says Lulu needs a night out, and suggests they go to the film festival.
Drew tells Margaux that she’s not the first person to offer the flash drive in fair trade. Peter offered to exchange it for breaking him out of prison. He told Peter the same thing he’s about to tell her – go to hell. He doesn’t care about the man he once was. Margaux says deep down he does. He can be that man, not a pale imitation of Jason Morgan.
Felicia asks how Doc feels about the coverage, but Laura says they haven’t had much time. He’s so busy offering support for everyone else’s feelings, she doesn’t think he took the time for his own. Felicia says it’s just like him to erase other’s pain without think of himself.
Ava asks if not-Doc is really suggesting she murder Kiki. She laughs, and says he had her going. Reverse psychology. He’s using her idea to make her realize she could never do it in a million years. Maybe Ava should go into the shrink business. She says if Griff was hit by a bus, she wouldn’t shed a tear, which is awful. Not-Doc says it’s normal. People are complex, some more than others. He understands her deepest, darkest thoughts; her desire for revenge. She says, at least someone does. She feels good, and can now open the gallery. He’s like to see her again; soon. She says he almost sounds flirtatious, but he’d never cross that line. He says, Dr. Kevin Collins would never do that.
Kiki tells Griff that she’s excited about the passes; it’s better than buying tickets to separate screenings. She doesn’t want him to break the bank though, and offers to pay half. He says he can manage. He has to go. He volunteered to repair the houses on Charles Street. She asks if he knows how to do that, and he says he put himself through college doing construction. Kiki says she hosted poker games. He says they have a lot to learn about each other.
Lulu tells Peter that she’s too busy to have fun; not that she’s opposed to it. He suggests mixing business with pleasure. She can write a movie review, or write about the evils of buttered popcorn. Lulu says, it’s a deal.
Drew tells Margaux that her leverage is worthless. Margaux says she has it, and no one else can access it. She’ll give him time to consider what he wants to do about his future – and his past. Margaux is the worst.
Sasha tells Nina she’s still trying make sense of it. She was even told a story about the night she was born. She wishes her adoptive mother was alive, and she could ask why she wasn’t told. Nina says she doesn’t mean to push, but she’s just excited. They can take it slow; get to know each other. Sasha thinks that sounds good. Nina say it’s almost noon. Does she want to go for coffee, or something stronger? Sasha says Nina read her mind.
Tomorrow, Curtis tells Valentin the ball is in Sasha’s court, Nina shows Sasha the necklace, and Nelle visits Michael.
The Real Housewives of Dallas
Stephanie meets Kameron and LeeAnne for lunch. In her interview, LeeAnne appreciates Stephanie seeing her in a new light, and wants the same for Kameron. They’re like Barbie and Skipper. It’s a fab friendship waiting to blossom. Stephanie tells them she was just at brunch, so she’s drinking lunch.
Brandi meets D’Andra for lunch. Brandi says she’s hired a nanny, and there’s a difference already. She’s getting me time. In her interview, Brandi says she really needs this. She can have bottle of rosé at lunch, and not have to worry changing diapers.
In Stephanie’s interview, she says she’s the female Christopher Columbus. She’s exploring uncharted territory, and going into the land of pink. Kameron says time will tell if she’s pledging this sorority. LeeAnne talks about Brandi bring the beer bong to the bar. Stephanie tells them she’s getting vaginal rejuvenation – the main topic of all Real Housewives. In her interview, Stephanie says she practically has to wear a diaper. LeeAnne says it happens to her, and she hasn’t even had a baby.
D’Andra tells Brandi that she tried getting LeeAnne to tell her what’s going on, but she told her to stop digging at her. LeeAnne is pushing her away, saying it’s none of her business. In her interview, D’Andra says all of a sudden, it’s none of her business. She’s heard multiple people say Rich isn’t faithful. LeeAnne knows she knows, and refuses to tell her. If a wedding happens, she’ll be surprised. D’Andra said LeeAnne and Rich lead separate lives, and LeeAnne got upset. In D’Andra’s interview, she says if she points it out, ultimately it will be her fault. Brandi is willing to let everything in the past go, but when LeeAnne told D’Andra and Kameron to watch out for her, it stirred up old emotions. In her interview, Brandi says although she’s moving forward, LeeAnne telling people she’s a bad influence shows her nothing has changed. D’Andra says Kameron thinks LeeAnne is jealous. Brandi has an amazing husband, and married for love, but LeeAnne can’t get Rich to walk her down the aisle. In her interview, D’Andra says best friends are supposed to tell each other everything, but LeeAnne is telling her nothing. That’s the most hurtful thing.
Stephanie asks Kameron how is it that they weren’t getting along. Kameron says they’re the only two blondes. LeeAnne thinks the only division is other people. Kameron says she felt no connection because Brandi was between them. Stephanie is different when she’s away from her. In her interview, Stephanie wants to get to know the girls by herself. It’s easier one-on-one. LeeAnne tells them Cary told her that Brandi claimed she’s talking in Kameron’s ear. Why would she tell them not to be friends? She’s trying to bring the others together. Kameron says LeeAnne never told her not to be friends with anyone.
Brandi tells D’Andra, let’s get drunk, and orders tequila shots. Like tequila isn’t bad enough. I can’t imagine mixing it with rosé. Eww.
Stephanie asks about the 80s prom. Kameron says it’s a No Tie event, and it raises AIDs awareness. She doesn’t remember the 80s, but loves an 80s costume theme. Me too, but she just made me feel old since I remember them well. For the most part. They also have tequila shots, but no one seems to like them, and LeeAnne says she’s finally in the right group. I guess it’s my group too.
In Leeanne’s interview, she says in Dallas society, everyone socializes the most during charity season. She used to see D’Andra all the time, but now that she’s friends with Brandi, D’Andra’s priorities are in a tornado spin. She doesn’t see her anymore. Brandi could have a shove-cake-up-your-ass party, and she’d show up.
LeeAnne is at a Black Tie event, which isn’t really black tie, it’s just called that. D’Andra suddenly shows up, bringing Brandi. She tells LeeAnne they were having lunch and drinking. In her interview, LeeAnne calls it boozy-lunch, and says there are twelve minutes left to the event. She asks Brandi about telling Cary that she’s telling Kameron who to be friends with. She thinks they should all get together, so everyone understands each other. In her interview, LeeAnne points out that Brandi is sh*t-faced, and can’t even stand still. Truth! She’s laughing at Brandi’s ass. Brandi thinks LeeAnne is a buzzkill, and she’ll drink all day if she wants to. She has a nanny. D’Andra thinks they should talk; they’re not communicating. LeeAnne says what Cary told her bothers her. Brandi is like, huh? and in LeeAnne’s interview, she says, have another glass of wine, bitch. LeeAnne explains it again, and says she never told anyone not be friends with someone. Brandi calls bullsh*t. Years ago, she tried to persuade Cary that she wasn’t a good person. We flash back to that, and it’s not quite what she said. LeeAnne says that’s the way Brandi perceives it, but she didn’t say that. She told Cary to be careful. In LeeAnne’s interview, she wonders if D’Andra is going to say anything. She brought the chihuahua. Either give it a chew toy to shut it up or take it away. LeeAnne says, there’s no pattern. She says Brandi looks like she’s unhappy that the conversation isn’t going in the direction she wanted it to. How would she like it to go? Brandi says she’d like LeeAnne to own that she’s effing wrong. She can never admit anything; it’s always someone else’s fault. She spins it, and makes it about somebody else. In her interview, LeeAnne says she has no respect for Brandi. Brandi walks away, and D’Andra thinks she might have been the wrong person to bring. D’Andra says she’s told LeeAnne what she thinks, and has been honest. LeeAnne says she has too.
Kam talks to Court, telling him that she can’t get anything done at the house. The kids are banging on the door when she’s on a conference call. We see a clip of that. She says she skipped her workout for the business, so if she gets fat, he has to understand. In her interview, Kameron understands Court’s skepticism. She says everybody makes fun of the pink dog food because they say dogs can’t see color, but there’s been new research. Court says they need to see red and green; red means losing money. He tells her that she’ll have to sell five thousand bags a month. Kameron asks why he’s putting pressure on her, and he says it’s the reality of business. She tells him to beat up another company he’s invested in, instead of being so hard on her. In her interview, she says she’s furious at the pressure Court puts on her. He expects insane sales when she just launched the product. She’s not a typical CEO sitting behind a desk, and needs more time to see where it’s going to go. A distributor calls, and says Sparkle Dog is the kind of product they’re looking for that consumers understand. He’s on speaker, and Court asks if he thinks people would actually purchase it. He says he can see it on shelves in Hong Kong, japan and Korea; around the world. I’m nodding because I see it too. In her interview, Kameron says Court is shocked that there’s so much passion for the product. She hopes it’s a wake-up call. Sparkle Dog is happening whether he likes it or not. She thinks Japan will love their Yorkie icon. Of course they will. They gave us Hello Kitty. The guy asks for samples of empty packaging. Court is shocked, but gives Kameron a fist bump. She says, and this is only one call.
Stephanie goes to Cary’s practice for the rejuvenation. Cary says, when you’re happier down there, you’re happier everywhere. Stephanie says her life is being controlled by her bladder. Cary wonders why it’s funny when it’s Stephanie, and says her who-ha will be awesome. Travis will think he’s in the wrong hole. Wow. The procedure is quick, and I guess relatively painless, since Stephanie is surprised, thinking there would be fire on her hooter. She’s glad she did it, and is excited about the 80s party. She suggests she and Cary go together with Brandi. Cary says she needs to talk to Brandi, because she brought up a personal conversation that she shouldn’t have. Stephanie says Cary’s honesty is awesome, but don’t be stirring the pot. She might be overcompensating, and people take it the wrong way. In Stephanie’s interview, she says first, Carly told Brandi that D’Andra says she was abusing Adderall, then she told D’Andra that LeeAnne said she only had $200 – something that will never go away, along with the topic of vaginal rejuvenation. Now she says LeeAnne is Kameron’s ear. She has good intentions, but it looks like she’s a sh*t stirrer. Cary says she needs to reel it back. Stephanie says it becomes like playing telephone. She knows Cary’s not a pot stirrer. Cary says that’s not who she is, but I’m not so sure.
Stephanie gets her big 80s hair done, and puts some weird teeth in. She hates the 80s thing. The fashions were so ugly, you can’t be cute. It’s like putting lipstick on a pig. I beg to differ. There were a lot of cute fashions in the 80s. Maybe she’s confusing it with the 90s. She puts on a prom queen sash. Brandi pulls up in a limo, wearing a tux, with long hair and a bandana, and I think she looks more like she’s from the 70s. Stephanie says she always wanted to be prom queen. It’s her chance, and she’s taking it. Brandi says she’s expecting get laid tonight. In her interview, Brandi says she went to the prom with Bryan, but she didn’t lose her virginity like Stephanie. In Stephanie’s interview, she says her date lost the key to their room, and she lost her virginity on the floor of a closet in her parents’ house, but it was just the tip. Hey, I’m just the messenger.
Kameron shows up in a Madonna getup. She’s known for being involved in the community, and is the honorary co-chair. She thanks the other members of the committee. In her interview, she says she’s stretched her commitments, but this an honor. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she’s been an honorary chair. It’s basically sharing your wealthy contact info. Kameron is connected to the right people in the right places.
Cary doesn’t love the 80s. Why dress up in something tragic on purpose? Are they kidding??? She says it was the height of her hair days. She and God communicating via Aqua Net. Kameron say she was born later. LeeAnne needs alcohol.
Brandi, Stephanie, and Cary arrive. Brandi tells D’Andra that lunch was a good time. In her interview, Brandi thinks even LeeAnne isn’t happy with LeeAnne. LeeAnne dismissed her in the past, but continues to tell people to be wary of her. She’s less aggressive, but still trying to maneuver and control relationships. She thinks LeeAnne is manipulating and calculating, and is using Stephanie to get under her skin. Stephanie asks Brandi if they should make out now.
The bar dispenses drinks in magical light-up glasses. LeeAnne tells Cary and D’Andra bringing a drunk Brandi to the Black Tie event. Cary says Brandi is at home with kids, and needs time out. In her interview, Cary says LeeAnne doesn’t understand the stress of newborn, and she should leave Brandi alone. The co-chairs are introduced. Kameron tells everyone that their presence is beneficial for AIDS service of Dallas. Balloons are everywhere.
D’Andra arrives, and LeeAnne says she nailed the 80s – she looks like she did yesterday. Kameron has a table for all of them. Brandi wants talk to LeeAnne, and set the record straight. She wants to move forward, and have a good time. I can’t keep the emotions straight. LeeAnne reminds Brandi that she showed up drunk at the Black Tie event. Brandi says she needed an escape. She thinks LeeAnne does too. She’s not being herself. There’s no way she changed by natural design. Huh? LeeAnne says that’s her opinion. Stephanie wonders what they’re talking about, and D’Andra says, same sh*t. Stephanie thinks it might help. Kameron tells D’Andra said Brandi showed up drunk at the event, and D’Andra says it’s her fault. She should have thought about it. Yes, she should have. LeeAnne says she’s at peace. If Brandi doesn’t want to see her that way, she gets it. Brandi says it’s not open and honest. What’s going on with her and Rich. LeeAnne says she’s not hiding anything, and Brandi says, why not a set date? LeeAnne says it’s nobody’s business, and it’s her life. I’m Team LeeAnne all the way here. Brandi says she doesn’t want to repeat what people said, and LeeAnne says she doesn’t care. What if people were questioning that Brandi adopted a baby just to save her marriage? In her interview, Brandi says she wants to punch LeeAnne in the face. I think this is a legitimate comparison. She says LeeAnne deflects, twists the truth, and stabs you where it hurts the worst. Brandi tells LeeAnne it’s not about her. LeeAnne says it shouldn’t be about her. Brandi says everybody is speculating. They think she’s in a bad place, and is too chicken sh*t to admit it. LeeAnne says that’s her opinion, which seems to be what she says when there’s nothing to say. Brandi thinks LeeAnne is jealous of D’Andra. She married the love of her life. LeeAnne says, more than once.
Brandi call bullsh*t on LeeAnne. D’Andra joins them, and LeeAnne tells her that Brandi is saying she’s jealous of her. Everybody is talking sh*t about her engagement. D’Andra says, everyone is concerned. LeeAnne isn’t telling her anything. LeeAnne says she’s looking dresses next week. Does she want to come along? She tells D’Andra not to be concerned, and if she hears separate lives one more time, she’s going into a rage that nothing will pull her out of. D’Andra says if she’s not talking about what’s happening, she can’t be offended. So, if she doesn’t let everyone in on her plans, she can’t be offended if they make stuff up? LeeAnne says she and Rick don’t lead separate lives. In her interview, LeeAnne says, maybe Rich has another family in Chili. D’Andra is concerned because LeeAnne’s not getting married.
Brandi tells Cary they have an issue. Cary admits she screwed up. She shouldn’t speak other’s truths, just her own. In her interview, Cary says she’s a work in progress (another phrase I think is an excuse), and she’s well-aware she’s not doing the best job, but she’s trying. Brandi says she’s trying to be a dude, and not cry. In Brandi’s interview, she says she forgives, but will be selective in what she says now. LeeAnne tells D’Andra maybe she’ll share things if it’s not like this; she has to calm down and just talk. D’Andra says if she doesn’t get a straight answer, she’s calling bullsh*t. LeeAnne says she’s not doing this. She’s fine. Geez, this is wearing me out. It’s like they want something to be wrong.
The king and queen of the prom are announced, and the queen is LeeAnne. In her interview, she says she didn’t go to her own prom, so being crowned prom queen is like God saying he’s proud of her. Keep doing you. You’re a good person. She tells Kameron about not going to her own prom, and Kameron says it’s amazing. We see D’Andra walking out.
Next time, Dee tells D’Andra to be concerned about running the office rather than LeeAnne, Brandi repeats the example LeeAnne used about the baby, LeeAnne crosses paths with Mark, and LeeAnne tells D’Andra that when she’s with Brandi, alcohol is always involved.
The Shahs of Sunset
12 hours later. MJ is snoring at 1:24 pm. GG is doing her makeup. The others are eating. Shervin and Mike find Nema and Mona. Mike says, it’s a touchy subject. It wasn’t for everyone to know Morgan was moving out. It’s something to take to the grave. Reza betrayed his trust, and once the dam is opened, good luck closing it again. He understands they hold each other accountable, but it’s a deep hurt to be betrayed by someone you love. Did he think no one would notice she’d moved out? That’s what’s so stupid.
Reza has a surprise for MJ, who mumbles at him. Tommy is Reza’s bachelorette gift to MJ; this hunk of manness. MJ suggests he use some mouthwash, but I can’t imagine she must smell too good. In her interview, she says it’s the perfect bachelorette party. A day without Tommy, and a night with him.
Everyone gets ready to go out. They eat dinner in the suite, and plan on going to the club afterward. MJ comes in wearing a glittery jumpsuit. She drops her bag and tries to reach over the back of couch to retrieve it. In her interview, she says she’s how to do Vegas personified. They call it Sin City, not Nun City. Destiney says the vibe is uncomfortable. She feels the testosterone. Everyone keeps too much inside, and it’s going to be dangerous when it boils over. The rest of the crowd arrives at the suite. Reza wants to get the party up and running. It’s turn up time.
A party bus takes them to the club. In his interview, Mike says he’s an emotional person, and he knows where he stands with Reza now. Reza is a back stabber. Mike is trying to put his differences aside and enjoy the night. Dancing and drinking happens. Streamers fall. Mike chats up a waitress. Reza says a leopard doesn’t change his spots. Regardless of where they are or what’s happening, Mike will creep, and it’s a vicious cycle for him. By 3 am, MJ is ready to call it a night. Tommy falls over trying to help unzip her jumpsuit.
In the morning, Reza says MJ and Tommy’s room looks like a tornado hit. Destiney feels like a baby dinosaur waking up. GG stumbles out, and says, Golnessa isn’t available right now. Try your call again later. Another amazing spread of food appears. MJ comes in looking for a bottomless mimosa, and it’s turn up time again. Reza says the last day’s itinerary is a delicious breakfast and getting back to LA. Destiney wanders in wearing her robe. GG doesn’t know what she drank, but she has footage. We see it. She says she and Destiney changed clothes, and went with some others to another club. She points out that Mona is dancing on the table, and Mike is throwing money at random people. They wonder where Mike is.
Reza says Mike isn’t there, but he and MJ are the reason he’s divorced. He says there is a reason Mike is divorced and that Morgan broke up with him, but it’s not because of what he did last night. GG says she has a video, and everyone looks at it. Reza says to the untrained eye, it looks like he’s just ordering a drink, but he’s probably asking what time her shift is over. Shervin calls, and says he’s still getting his sh*t together
MJ does some elaborate moves to put on perfume. Everyone packs. Adam can’t wait to get home to the dogs. Mike toddles in. Shervin says, you know that friend who’s always in the video? He says it looks like Mike is ordering a drink, but they’re very close. Mike asks if Shervin thinks he hooked up? Mike hunts down GG, and asks to see the video. Since the other guys followed him, GG kicks everyone out except for Mike, saying she’s not getting busted out. She plays the video for Mike, and he says he likes have a good time. They were talking about her boyfriend, and he was joking that he hated her boyfriend. GG says they’re really close, and it’s questionable, but she never said anything about touching. She doesn’t want to know what he touched, who, or where. In GG’s interview, she says Mike is being super defensive. If he’s not breaking the rules, why can’t she film him having good time?
Reza bought GG a bottle of wine, because he knew she’d be wearing a cute jumpsuit. Mike is wearing the same outfit he had on the night before. MJj says GG showed them the video. Reza says it’s their fault that Mike has no girlfriend. He doesn’t come home, and screws other women while he’s married, but they’re the reason he’s divorced. Mike says Reza has no boundaries. In his interview, Reza says, Morgan is moving out, and everyone else is to blame, but not him. Reza says Mike doesn’t screw around; he doesn’t lie, but it is him. It was same with Jessica. We flash back to Mike coming clean to her. Reza tells Mike to get his head right. He’s good at a lot of things, but owning up takes him a minute. In his interview, Reza says, be accountable. Mike tells Reza to STFU, and so much is bleeped, I have no idea what else he’s saying. Reza says Mike was telling Morgan how much loved her, while he was sleeping with other women. Mike says he hasn’t done anything, and Reza says, it’s all his fault. GG says Reza is older; he should know better. Mike walks out.
MJ starts to cry. Reza tells Adam, Mike is in a lot of pain. Destiney says, clearly, he’s hurt. Shervin knocks on Mike’s door, but he doesn’t want to talk. Reza walks in, and Mike says he doesn’t want to get aggressive. Reza asks why make him the bad guy? He does so much for Mike. Mike says all of his friends don’t know a hundredth of what he does. As his confidante, Reza betrayed his trust. They can never be 100% again. A piece of him died, and he’s afraid to trust Reza again. He tells Reza that Morgan called him from a Tony Robbins seminar, and said, I am enough. Mike starts to cry. Well, I didn’t see that one coming. I loved Tony Robbins in Shallow Hal. Yeah, I know some people have a problem with that movie. I don’t.
Mike says he doesn’t want to get divorced; a piece of him died. Reza says he didn’t ruin Morgan’s life; let it go. He’s a great person. In Mike’s interview, he says when he got divorced, he felt like the biggest failure. He carried a lot of guilt, and has deep rooted scars. He wants be in a relationship, but feels he’s not worthy. He tells Reza that he hurt her, himself, his mom, his dad, his family. He has to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Reza says he knows Mike doesn’t want to hurt anyone. People love and adore him. He wishes he could take back the hurtful things he said. He’s going to make it up for the rest of his life. Mike says this is what real friendship is about. Reza tells Mike that he loves him. In his interview, Reza says he had no idea the amount of pain Mike was in about Jessica. He’s in no place to be dating.
Reza comes back to the suite, and tells GG that he handled it. Mike joins them, and apologizes. Reza thanks his lucky stars they’re still a unit, and they can leave on a high note. They have a group hug, with Mike in the middle. I love the Shahs.
LA two days later. Craig, MJ’s trainer and bridesman, shows her some moves in the pool. She calls it a post Vegas detox; she never drank more champagne in her life than she did this weekend. She fell out of her workout routine, and she’s doing water aerobics, along with facial yoga that she saw on YouTube, which I actually think probably creates wrinkles. MJ and Craig do synchronized swimming like the old Martin Short skit from SNL.
GG talks to her COO, Sheri. She needs Sheri by her side for the elevator pitch. She’s known Sheri almost her whole life, and Sheri has been in the cannabis industry for years. The elevator pitch is coming up fast. In her interview, GG says she’s never had a job before. Now she’s a boss. She’s gone from never being employed to employing bitches. She doesn’t even know what projections are, but think they might have something to do with a positive attitude.
Reza apologizes to Mike for hitting below the belt. He’d take it back in a heartbeat if he could. He supports whatever makes Mike happy. In Mike’s interview, he says his friendship with Reza has many levels. It’s not that fake LA sh*t. At the end of the day, they’re always there for each other. Mike tells Reza that he never wants to get to that point again. Reza says if Mike doesn’t want to be held accountable, he’ll back off. Mike says he does, and he’s working on it.
GG prepares some food at her condo. Gorgeous leopard-spotted cat Malaika tries to score something when she goes to answer the door, but GG is on to the cat. It’s Destiney. GG tells Destiney that she opened a business account. Destiney says she’s growing up, and it’s new beginnings.
Destiney has to call the detective she’s hired to find her father, and can’t do it by herself; it’s hard. In her interview, she says she didn’t have the courage to ask questions the last time she saw her dad. She was scared of hearing that he started a new family. She calls Monique, who says she talked to Destiney’s mom, and got as much info as she could. Some of it was hard to understand, so she wanted to confirm some things. She asks what her dad’s birthday is, and Destiney says the day before hers, and starts choking up. In Destiney’s interview, she says whenever there was an occasion to send a father a card, she gave it to her mother because she was both. Monique says she has leads to share when she has more info and can come up with answers. GG says, they’ll find him. She has the time. Destiney says he’s older; time doesn’t exist. GG says she doesn’t hug often, and hugs Destiney.
Shervin picks up Nema. Nema is glad they’re doing this. It’s a huge, monumental moment for GG and her company, but he doesn’t know if she understands. Shervin says she’s never had a job. In his interview, Nema explains that an elevator pitch is like a mini shark tank presentation, and GG will be in the room with every power player in the cannabis industry. He’s doing her a favor, but his gut is telling him GG is winging it, and it doesn’t work that way. If she’s not crystal clear as to why they should invest, she’ll crash and burn. Shervin says, she’s nervous. Give her some confidence, and do it at her pace.
They arrive at the condo. GG says she’s losing her mind. She hasn’t eaten since they were last together, and opens a pizza. Shervin wonders why she doesn’t just smoke some weed. Nema wants to see what she has in terms of a presentation. In his interview, Nema says, presentation is everything. She needs clean, formatted photos that look professional. He cleans the pictures she has. GG has never done this before. She’s just going to pretend she knows the information. GG is amazed at how much better everything looks, and says she’ll give Nema a raise. He wants benefits. They head out. GG says she is so not ready, and she’s freaking out. Shervin tells her she’ll be speaking to a room of potheads.
Marketing expert Dan introduces GG. She struggles to get on a chair, balancing her water bottle and the mic. She says she has a high end brand that will carry everything, including one thing that’s unheard of, an inhaler. They’ll be doing it all. The audience looks both bored and annoyed, and surprised every time she uses the f-word. In his interview, Nema says it’s one of those awkward moments where a part of you dies on the inside. It’s so uncomfortable. GG tells the audience that she’s never had a job in her life, because she’s never been passionate about anything enough, but this is it. She shows the projected sales, but I’m not sure she even knows what they are. It’s pretty bad. Nema tells Shervin to say she killed it, even though Shervin says she didn’t do well. In Nema’s interview, he says he could take the Persian route, which is to reprimand, but in GG’s case, that would be a death wish. He’s trying to take a positive step forward. He tells her that she got out the jitters, and she has the rest of her career to improve. In her interview, GG feels like she screwed up. They go for a drink.
Reza goes to Mike’s house for MJ’s dress fitting. She’s a known procrastinator at the eleventh hour is having the designer meet them there, even though it makes zero sense. Reza asks Freddy if the dress is done, and Freddy says, you can’t rush couture. In MJ’s interview, she says she cares more about the dress than anything else. If everyone got food poisoning, but she looked great, it would be okay.
Shervin goes to the hairdresser. Mike and Nema meet him there, since it’s the moment they’ve been waiting for. Shervin says it’s two years of a commitment. Mike says he’s had more commitment to his man bun than anything else, but Shervin says that’s not true; he’s committed to his businesses.
Vida asks Reza if he doesn’t think she should be sitting with bride and groom. He humbly thinks they should sit by themselves, with her at the head table. She thinks she should sit with them, and asks, who’s more important than the mother of the bride? Reza says, just the bride, but I don’t think Vida buys it.
The big reveal happens. Everyone is all wow! and pretty! except Vida. In her opinion, the top doesn’t give enough support, and she doesn’t like mermaid. In his interview, Reza says she got married at eighteen in Iran. It was super traditional, and she had zero input, so now she sees herself as the bride. He says it’s like when they suck people’s souls out in Get Out. He’s talking to the bride, but looking at Vida. Reza tells MJ that she looks amazing and beautiful, and high five. He asks her to do a practice run of walking down the aisle, and she makes an entrance. In her interview, she says she’s hanging on to her whimsical fantasy of the days leading to the wedding being pleasant. Don’t rattle the cage. She tells them that she’s changing into a jumpsuit for the reception.
Mike tells Shervin and Nema that his biggest fault is bringing up Jessica as an example of why he will or won’t do something. Morgan wonders if she’s paying the consequences of what happened between them. He says, it’s done. We see a clip of Morgan telling him it’s become a pattern. He has a bad day and talks down to her. Enough is enough. Mike says the aftermath of his divorce has taken years to overcome. He didn’t feel adequate, and still needs to do some homework. He tells them that he didn’t realize he had issues, but if he lets them control his life, he’ll never be ready. Nema says he has to deal with it, and Mike says he thought he had. Nema tells him, divorce messes with your head. Shervin likes his new cut. Mike shows everyone pictures of Shervin’s look evolution, and they laugh at his Ryan Seacrest cut.
Next time, MJ scatters Sham’s ashes, Destiney’s mom wants her to stop, and MJ and Tommy fight about the prenup.
😕 Saw This Coming…
Someone needs to take the alcohol away from these girls. This is just sad.
🏊 Since the Synchonized Swimmers Were Unavailable…