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August 10, 2017 – Ava Ventures Out & New York in Paris

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Scotty tells Julian that he got a bench trial, so Julian doesn’t have to face a jury. He convinced the judge that they couldn’t be impartial. He says Alexis hates Julian because of what happened to Sam. They don’t know if she’s going to save him, or throw him to the coyotes. Scotty wonders which Alexis is going to show up.

At the MetroCourt, Alexis, Molly, and Kristina discuss babysitting Scout to help out Sam. Molly is concerned about Julian’s trial. Alexis was told that she’s testifying early. The girls wonder what she’s going to say, and she tells them that depends on what she’s asked. Kristina says that Julian belongs in prison for life.

Valentin and Charlotte have lunch at Kelly’s. Charlotte is concerned that Spencer is going to take Windemere away.

Ava sips a martini. Kiki knocks at the door, and Ava puts on her mask. She still dresses well, no matter what’s going on. Kiki has Griff with her. Ava asks if they’re there to take her to Julian’s trial; she’s not going for obvious reasons. Kiki asks about her therapy session, and Ava wonders if they’re trying to whisk her off to another one. Griff says no; they were thinking of lunch.

Elizabeth tells Hayden that the bank is calling about suspicious activity. Hayden takes the phone, and tells them that she did set up a new medical supplier. She says that she’s not in her office, but transfers need to start immediately. Elizabeth and Finn are surprised that they’re changing suppliers, and Hayden tells them to stop badgering her.

Scotty asks what happened when Julian got a text from Alexis. I don’t know because the sound goes out on my TV and I have to fiddle with it. Julian tells Scotty about Sam, and how he’d made the mistake of telling Alexis that he wanted to see her. She shut him out completely.

Alexis tells the girls that the prosecution isn’t sure if they have a hostile witness, so the questions will probably just require a yes or no response. Molly says that she should know that one word can make a world of difference in the meaning of an answer, and change the color of the text. Kristina wants Alexis to promise she won’t help Julian. Alexis says she’s going to tell the truth. Kristina says she hates Julian, and that Morgan died because of him. Alexis says he wasn’t directly responsible for that, or for Sam getting sick. Kristina says no one believes his story except her. She thinks it’s wrong to give him the benefit of the doubt, and Alexis is still doing it.

Charlotte tells Valentin that Spencer said Windemere still belongs to him. Valentin explains that his father, Mikkos, left him Windemere in his will, and Spencer is upset. He thinks it’s still his, and is suing Valentin, but he’ll lose. He tells her that Spencer is in school now, and he’s going to make all of this go away.

Ava tells Griff and Kiki that she’s not ready for an outing. Griff has brought her some books to help her decide if she wants to continue therapy or take another path. Griff says she can’t give up, especially during the in between stages. She has to learn how to manage change, and looking up can bring miracles. Kiki says that she can’t stay hiding, and she’s going to get Ava out if it kills her. Ava wonders why she wants to, and Kiki says she just does and Ava owes her.

Hayden says didn’t mean to snap; she’s just being a Bridezilla. She says she has a lot to do, and the bank guy was being a jerk. Finn tells her to be good to herself, and just breath. He goes back to work, and Hayden apologizes to Elizabeth. Elizabeth says weddings stressful, but what’s really going on? Is it the baby? Hayden says the baby is fine, but Elizabeth says Hayden isn’t. Hayden tells her that she feels like everything is about to fall apart.

Julian tells Scotty that Alexis’s testimony isn’t fair; he can’t ask her to go through that again. Scotty says whatever happens, she’ll be fine, but Julian could be in a monkey cage for the rest of his life. He’d better hope Alexis doesn’t hold Sam’s illness against him and tear him apart. Here come da judge. (Google it.)

Molly tells Alexis that Julian brings her down, and wonders why she still loves him. Alexis says she doesn’t. Kristina tells her that she just got her career back, and not to let him damage her reputation, sobriety, or heart. Alexis tells them to go register for school, and stop badgering her. Molly says it’s just that they care, and Kristina says they know she’ll do what’s right.

Hayden has the horrible feeling that she doesn’t deserve this. Elizabeth says that’s not true. Hayden tells Elizabeth that Finn changed her; love made her a better person. All she wants is a happy life and family. She starts crying, and. Elizabeth tells her that we all get anxious about the future. Hayden says she always finds a fabulous way to screw things up. Elizabeth says that all the feelings and emotions will swirl around, and then suddenly she’ll be married to the man she loves, and she’ll be fine. Elizabeth talks about the baby shower, and Hayden wishes they’d gotten to know one another better. Elizabeth says they have plenty of time for that.

Finn sneaks into Hayden’s office, and puts a cactus plant on her desk, but he can’t find the card. He throws the box away, and sees the visitor pass from the prison in the garbage can. Hayden comes in. He says when she went to get the plane tickets, she went to see her father, and asks why she didn’t tell him.

Griff, Kiki, and Ava go into Kelly’s. Charlotte gasps and points. saying that lady! Most unrealistic reaction ever for a kid who’s traveled the world and has Valentin for a father. Valentin tells her not to point. The lady looks like that because she was hurt badly, and it’s probably difficult for her to come outside in the first place, because someone would react like that. She was rude, and needs to make it right. Ava tells Griff that he keeps trying to fix her, but she can’t be fixed. She’s a freak, who scares little girls. Kiki says he’s just trying to help, and Ava asks how, by bringing her worst fears to life? (Well, actually, that is a form of therapy.) Griff suggests getting take out, and Ava tells him that she can’t stay there another minute. Kiki says they’ll get it, and Ava goes outside.

Charlotte follows Ava out, and apologizes, saying that she didn’t understand and got scared. Papa told her that Ava got hurt, and wanted her to apologize. So did she, and she hopes that Ava gets better soon. Valentin comes out and tells Charlotte to go back inside. He apologizes again, and Ava says it’s okay; she reacts the same way when she sees herself. Valentin says Charlotte did hit on something in wanting her to feel better. She can. Sooner than she thinks.

Hayden tells Finn she felt like she owed it to her father and herself to make peace. He did what he did, and was wrong, but he’s the only father she’s known. Finn says she’s so much better than him, but she says she’s getting married and he’s not walking her down the aisle; she had to tell him. Finn asks why she didn’t say anything. Hayden says that he would have wanted to come, but had to see her father alone. Finn asks what they talked about, and Hayden is vague, saying she had questions about what he did, and some other things that he could provide answers to. Finn asks if she got them, and she says yes and no.

Jared asks for Hayden at the desk. He tells Elizabeth that he’s a friend from a long time ago.

Alexis gets called to the witness stand first. (Are there even any other witnesses?) The prosecutor, who sounds like Will Smith, asks if she wants Julian to pay for his crimes or prefers that he go free? Huh? Scotty objects, but the prosecutor says that he needs to determine if she’s a hostile witness. Alexis says as an officer of the court, she wants to see justice done above all else. He asks about her meeting Olivia-J. She tells them about Olivia becoming her sponsor, and he asks if she had Olivia at her home at the same time as Julian. He asks if Julian didn’t encourage her having him as a sponsor over a stranger, as is the usual procedure with the program. She says he did, and the prosecutor asks if he ever said she was his sister, or did he conceal the fact that a psychotic criminal was in her life, and nearly killed her daughter?

Elizabeth asks Jared if he wants her to call Hayden. He says that he doesn’t want to bother her; he just wants to drop off a card. He asks that Elizabeth makes sure she gets it stat, adding isn’t that how they say asap around here? Elizabeth makes the same face I’m making as he leaves. Seriously, this guy is just not working. They need to either get rid of the character quickly or find another actor.  I can’t even accept that Hayden would have married him for money.

Hayden tells Finn that she just wanted closure. Finn gets it, and says that he would have respected her wish to go on her own – eventually. She’s like, exactly. Finn says that he spent so much time lying and covering things up when he was using, he doesn’t want there to be any more secrets. He’s there for her, and can handle anything she throws at him. Elizabeth comes in and Finn leaves. Elizabeth asks if Hayden is feeling better, and gives her the card, saying it’s from an old friend, but she didn’t get his name. When Elizabeth is gone, Hayden calls Jared a jerk, and looks at the card. I don’t catch exactly what it says, something about hope nothing ruins your big day, and Jared signed it. I do wonder if that’s the card Finn lost. Otherwise, why would he have even said anything if it wasn’t going to come up later? Hayden rips it up and throws it in the trash.

Valentin tells Ava that he can make arrangements, but she asks why she can’t do it herself. He says that she needs his referral. He tells her that they can perform miracles, and she doesn’t have to live like this. She tells him that the price he’s asking – letting him get away with murdering Nikolas – is too high. Valentin says that he hopes she changes her mind.

Molly is bummed that one of the professors she wanted is on sabbatical. She looks through the roster, and the only other one who does the class is – she stops and stares at her tablet. Kristina asks who’s teaching, the Marquis de Sade? Molly says it’s a visiting professor – Parker.

Scotty objects, due to the answer being speculation. It’s sustained. The prosecutor asks Alexis how often she saw Olivia as a sponsor, and as time went on did she suspect Julian was hiding something as time went on? She says yes. The prosecutor (whose name I wish I knew, so I wouldn’t have to keep typing prosecutor) says it was mere months after he held knife to her throat. Scotty objects, but that one is overruled. Alexis says yes, and he asks about Leo being rushed to the hospital. Alexis says it was a staged incident to warn Julian. The prosecutor (sigh) says that once he had proof that Olivia was a threat, did he warn her? Alexis says no. He asks if at any time before she was taken hostage did he tell her the truth. Again, she says no.

Back at the apartment, Ava says she appreciates what they tried to do. Kiki says it was a disaster, and Ava jokes that it didn’t kill her, so it must have made her stronger. She tells Griff that he’s been kind, and actually a little annoying. She’s going to look at the books, and either learn something or fall asleep, so it’s a win-win. She tells them she’s kicking them out now. Kiki asks about Valentin, but Ava says he apologized for Charlotte. She tells them that she feels better than she expected. When they’re gone, she takes her mask off.

Finn approaches Elizabeth at the desk. She calls him Dr. Finn, and he tells her since they’re practically family, just Doctor will do. He thanks her for being Hayden’s maid of honor, and she says it’s her pleasure. He says if it wasn’t for her, he wouldn’t be getting married; she didn’t go to Monica when she found out he was an addict. Elizabeth tells him that she’s looking forward to having him as a brother-in-law.

Hayden calls the bank. She says she has adjustments to make with a new account that was set up.

The prosecutor goes on about how Olivia left Sam to give birth under a bridge, and that’s when Alexis and Jason realized the connection, and went to the police – without Julian’s help. He asks if, at this late juncture, Julian even left a hint or clue. Alexis says that he didn’t, and the prosecutor asks if he’d been honest at any time, would she have wound up on a bridge, fighting for her life? Scotty objects, saying that answer requires a crystal ball. Alexis says she doesn’t know. The prosecutor asks if Julian was covering for Olivia, and if he was an accomplice in her actions. Alexis says that Olivia was coercing him, and tries to talk, but the prosecutor talks over her. He asks if it could have been prevented, and she says maybe.

Griff and Kiki stand in the hallway in front of Ava’s door. Griff asks how long they’ll be hanging out, and Kiki says she’s worried. Her mother used to be indestructible, and now she runs away when a child cries. Griff says recovery takes time; she has to make a new life. Kiki asks how, and he says ultimately, that depends on the choices she makes, and the life she decides to live.

Ava looks in mirror. She ponders for a while, and takes out Valentin’s card. She puts it in a box.

On the phone with the bank, Hayden uses name Rachel Berlin. Finn is standing in the doorway.

Tomorrow, Julian says it’s enough, Jason asks Sam if they agree it’s the best solution, and Nathan asks Dante if they’re closing the book on his father’s shooting.

New York Takes Paris

Ryan’s easy listing turned out to be not so easy. The seller wanted a bidding war he didn’t get, and Ryan had to tell the potential buyer he made a mistake in underpricing. He rallied though, telling the broker that either he could tell his clients about the acceptable price, or never call him again. I’ll leave out some of the other words he used. He got the deal done, and the risk worked. He decided he wanted to buy a brokerage in Brooklyn and expand. His goal is to go nationwide. Amelia thought it was exciting, but tough, because she’ll have to sacrifice more time with him. He suggested they start making time by her joining him in Paris.

While Fredrick showed the Kravitz Nolita project in Paris, the developer hassled him about not having enough people at the showing. The penthouse is five grand a square foot, which, even for NYC, is quite high. Steve made a deal for an apartment in Fredrik’s building, but the buyer wanted the seller to pay the taxes (around $70K). The best the seller would do is go halvsies. Fredrik freaked and got all emo when he found out that Steve was having lunch with his developer. He ran away like a baby, even though Steve’s buyer agreed to the deal. Steve is also building his team in NYC. Fredrik admitted his problem wasn’t entirely about the real estate, but meeting Derek about baby news. The news was good though, as Derek brought along a sonogram of baby A and baby B. We’re having twins!

Ryan described Luis’s Paris apartment as both new and modern, like Luis is, and antiquey, like his brain is. His place was really adorable and oh, so French. The ten foot windows were especially impressive. Fredrik joined them, and called it a Parisian penthouse dream. Ryan asked if Luis found what he’s looking for, saying it took cojones to pick up and leave NYC. Unfortunately, Luis isn’t happy. He wonders where he’s going, and said if there’s no goal or objective in your life, there’s no purpose. Ryan told him that’s something he had to find out for himself, and if he hadn’t done it, he would have regretted it, and Luis conceded that he did learn something. Ryan suggested he come back and sell real estate. There was a group bro hug, and Ryan compared them to The Golden Girls.

Fredrik reached his goal of nine sales, including the penthouse, and his 40th birthday celebration rounded out the trip. Dinner was in a room that looked out on the Eiffel Tower. Steve was unsure about coming, but showed, and Fredrik apologized for overreacting. Steve told him that the lunch didn’t feel right, and his friendship was more important, so he canceled it. Fredrik decided the baby news should be kept between him and Derek for now, and everyone ended up dancing on the rooftop. Where the sophisticated group ended the evening with a cake fight. Fin.

😵 Flipping Out will be returning next Thursday, August 17th, at 9 pm.

🐘 Dammit! I forgot to watch Zoo.

🗼 What I got when I googled a cake in Paris

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August 3, 2017 – The Distillery Demolition Begins, New York in Paris & Flipping Out Soon

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Doc talks to Laura about furniture for Spencer’s room, although it’s hard to compete with a castle. Laura can’t stop thinking about everything Spencer has been through. Doc says he’s safe and getting back to his everyday life, and the kidnapper is in the hospital. Laura says all he seems to care about is making Valentin look guilty, and is fixated on avenging his father’s death.

At Windemere, Valentin finds Spencer sitting at his desk.

Julian brings coffee for Ava. She asks him not to be that loud so early in the morning, and he tells her it’s ten a.m. He says that sleeping late, never leaving the house, and binge watching isn’t good. It seems like she’s given up. She says she’s lost everything, but he says maybe not. He has some news.

As Jason walks Sam around the hallway, they see gurnied Garvey being wheeled past. He and Sam eyeball each other. Jason asks what is it? Sam says she knows him.

Carly goes to Kelly’s for coffee. Bobbie asks if there’s any progress, but she says no. It’s like Sonny disappeared off the face of the earth.

Josslyn tells Nelle that she thinks the necklace that Oscar gave her is the most unusual necklace she’s ever seen. Nelle shows Michael, and he says it’s made from a bullet casing. He asks Josslyn where she got it.

Sonny managed to get himself out of the cask room, but lies unconscious on the ground outside the opening.

Valentin tells Spencer that he’s trespassing. He’s having a hard time grasping the simple concept that Windemere doesn’t belong to him. Spencer says he saw a documentary about the civil suit against OJ Simpson – before his time – on ESPN, and says he’s establishing residency. Valentin says the estate was left to him by his father, who didn’t mention Spencer in his will. Spencer says assault will play nicely in his civil suit, but Valentin has another action in mind.

Doc says that ultimately, Spencer told the truth, but Laura says she had to pressure him. She doesn’t blame him for being angry. Doc says it’s terrible that Valentin hasn’t paid a price for Nikolas’s death. Laura says that Spencer is starting to think like a Cassadine, and it scares her. Doc says Valentin isn’t stupid, and won’t do anything to Spencer. Laura’s phone rings. It’s Valentin, saying that he seems to have something that belongs to her

Ava asks Julian if he has a new face for her. He doesn’t, but he has a fat insurance check from the warehouse fire.  He tells her to get some new art, since the gallery itself didn’t burn. She says she could invest it and live off the interest; she’ll never have to leave the apartment again.

Sam wonders how she knows the guy on the gurney. Jason tells her that he’s an enemy of Sonny’s. Alexis comes in, and says thank God she’s awake. She asks if everything is okay, and Jason says that Sam just lost her balance a little. Alexis takes her back to her room.

An announcement is made at the distillery. Twenty minutes to demolition.

Laura and Doc pick up Spencer. Valentin suggests more supervision, saying that Spencer is quite the escape artist, and has been getting legal advice from ESPN. Doc takes Spencer to the car. Valentin tells Laura not to be surprised if Spencer disappears periodically, but don’t blame him. He says he looked the other way about Spencer lying, and didn’t press charges when Laura assaulted him, so he’d appreciate some reciprocation. She says the suit isn’t going away, so Spencer will have the satisfaction of Ava telling the world that Valentin murdered his father.

Julian says that Ava can’t put the people from the gallery out of work, but she says she did that weeks ago, giving them glowing recommendations. She’s not running a gallery looking like this. He compares her to Howard Hughes, and says it’s no way to live. She asks if he doesn’t have a daughter to look after. Julian says that his family might not want him around, but he’s not giving up on them, and he leaves.

Alexis thinks the walk might have been too much but tells Sam that she’s doing well. She says there’s nothing to worry about with Scout. She asks what’s upsetting Sam, and Sam says that she’s trying to piece everything together, but feels like she’s missing something. She says she saw Sonny in the ER, but Alexis says he isn’t there; it must be her brain tricking her. Sa says there’s something important she’s not remembering, but Alexis says whatever it is can wait. She goes to get the nurse. Sam hears a gunshot in her head.

The officer guarding Garvilicious gets a call that a suspicious character has been reported at the library, and he leaves his post. Jason goes into the room and closes the blind.

Carly can’t reach Michael. Bobbie tells her to ask Nelle, since they’ve been spending a lot of time together. She wonders why Carly isn’t going ballistic, and Carly says that Nelle joined them in prayer last night. Bobbie says even Nelle’s prayers are good. Carly says that Sonny is extremely ruthless, but very devout, and believes in redemption and prayer. She wants to believe he’ll hold on somehow. Bobbie says that hope can accomplish powerful things. Carly doesn’t believe that the Garvman killed Sonny. They’re connected, and she’d feel it if he was gone.

Michael asks Josslyn where she got the necklace, and she tells him that Oscar gave it to her. Michael asks if he has a gun. She says he found it, and made the necklace out of it. Michael doesn’t like that they were hanging out where there was gunfire. He wants to talk to Carly. Josslyn begs him not to, and he says he’ll settle for knowing where they found it. She says they went to the old Black Duck distillery, and Michael says they’re demolishing the site, except for the original building. He tells her that the area is unsafe. There are signs posted everywhere, and it’s extremely dangerous. She says they saw the signs, but ignored them. Michael wants to talk to the police. Josslyn says it could have been there a long time, but Nelle says the bullet was fired recently.

Sonny starts to stir. He sits up. He hears the alarm, and the announcement that it’s fifteen minutes to demolition. All personnel need to be accounted for. Sonny calls out that he’s injured, and yells for help.

Nelle says she’s no expert, but this is a new bullet. Josslyn says maybe Oscar polished it, but Michael agrees. Carly is at the door, and Josslyn freaks, pleading with Michael not to tell Carly that she was at the distillery. Carly asks what Josslyn is doing there, and Josslyn says checking on Michael. Carly tells them that the police have narrowed the search; they think the Big Garvhuna might have taken Sonny to a warehouse. Michael suggests the building that’s scheduled for demolition

In her head, Sam hears the conversation she had with Sonny before he was shot.

Julian sees Alexis, who tells him that Sam is getting better already with the treatment, and trying to piece everything together. He wants to see her, but Alexis says that part of the reason she’s there is because of him. She’ll have someone keep him posted.

Ava looks at her damaged face in the mirror. Now she looks like she has a peeling sunburn. There’s a knock at the door, and she tells them to go away. But they don’t. It’s Valentin.

Spencer understands that Laura is vexed, but he was doing what he had to. She tells him to never confront Valentin on his own again, and he was supposed to be at camp. They would have never known if something had happened to him. Spencer was making sure all their ducks were in line, so he could reclaim the Cassadine legacy. Laura says he’s the legacy, and his father always put his safety first. He would be upset to see Spencer being so reckless. Spencer says it’s not over, and goes into Kelly’s. Laura tells Doc that nothing is penetrating, and Doc says that Spencer is going through a phase, exacerbated by the loss of his father; he’ll come around. Laura says what if it’s too late?

Ava asks if Valentin came to gloat, but he says he knows what it’s like. He tells her that he heard she’s a witness in the civil case against him. She says he murdered Nikolas, but Valentin says they both know that’s not true. They don’t even know if he’s dead. Ava asks if he wants her to lie, and he says no; he wants her to tell the truth. She says she plans on it, and tells him to get out. He says as soon as he ties up a loose end.

Jason puts his hand over Garvo’s mouth, and says there’s no guard, just me and you, and no one is going to help. If he yells, Jason will break his neck. He asks if Sonny is dead, and Garvey says damn right. Jason asks where his body is, and Garvey says he shot him, but didn’t kill him.

Sam starts to get up. Julian walks in, and asks what she’s doing. She says she has to see Sonny. She remembers thinking that he was going to hurt her family, and needs to clear the air. Julian says that she needs to rest, and she asks for her phone. He tells her that she can’t call Sonny. Sam says that she remembers meeting Julian at the MetroCourt. She was worried about Jason, and she had to get rid of Sonny.

Michael tells Carly that they’re redeveloping the distillery area, and Sonny would have known it was private there. Carly wonders why he thinks they would have met there, and Nelle shows her the necklace. She says it was found there, and Carly wants to jet, but Michael says wait.

At the distillery, an announcement says, ten minutes. All areas should be cleared, and it’s the final call for clearing the site. I have to say it. That’s not how any of this works. Sonny struggles, and falls down.

Doc asks what Laura means, and she says it’s obvious they can’t control Spencer. He’s determined to make Valentin pay, and has no sense of his own mortality because he’s a kid. If she can’t get him to understand the danger, how can she keep him safe? Doc says there’s another option that she’s probably already thinking of. Laura says that she knows what has to be done.

Ava asks Valentin if he’s going to kill her too. She asks where he wants to do it. She doesn’t need to be alive to help the case. If the alternative is spending the rest of her life like this, she’d rather be dead. Sonny refused to put her out of her misery, but maybe Valentin can solve her problems. Valentin says that he just wants the record set straight. She asks why she should help him; Nikolas was a good guy. Valentin says none of their pasts are spotless, but their pasts don’t have to dictate their futures.

Julian tells Sam that he never told her to get rid of Sonny. He thinks maybe the conversation was a hallucination. Sam hopes so.

Carly finds Sonny. She asks if he can hear her. The alarms continue to go off.

Outside Kelly’s, Spencer asks if it’s safe to come out; he has cookies. He hugs Laura, and apologizes. He thought he was doing the right thing for the family. Laura says that’s her job. They’re going to have to seriously talk, because it has to stop. He asks if she means dropping the law suit, but she’s talking about his future in Port Charles.

Valentin tells Ava that he was hoping to come to an understanding. She says what’s to understand? She’s a shell of her former self. There were only two people who understood and could have loved her. She killed one, and he killed the other. Valentin tells her that a life of hiding isn’t good. She says maybe she deserved it. She’s paying for what she did every day; why shouldn’t she see that he does too? He says because he’s about to make her an offer she can’t refuse.

Josslyn thanks Nelle for not ratting her out. Nelle says she gave Carly the information she needs to know, but Josslyn needs to tell her mom the truth when things have settled, so Michael doesn’t have to. Josslyn says that she will, and hugs Nelle. Michael hopes it’s not a dead end, but Nelle thinks it looks promising. He mentions that she knows her way around a firearm, and she says she grew up in the middle of nowhere; guns were a requirement. He says it’s their first real lead, and there’s so much he doesn’t know about her yet.

Carly realizes that Sonny has lost a lot of blood, and asks if he can hear her. He wakes up, but the demolition is starting in thirty seconds. The countdown starts. Sonny can’t move, and Carly won’t leave.

Jason asks the G-man who killed Sonny, and he says Jason will have to ask “her.” Jason is like, who’s her? but Garvey starts coughing. He flatlines, and Jason just looks at him. Um… you might want to get a doctor because you still need information.

Sam tells Julian that she doesn’t know what’s real anymore. Julian says he’ll take care of everything. Alexis walks in with Deanna, and says she told him not to visit. She asks if he upset Sam, but Julian says she’s just overwhelmed. Sam says maybe it was a dream. Alexis asks what that’s about, and Julian says he’s doing what he can to protect her.

Sonny tells Carly to go; he’s useless. Carly says if he wants her to live, he’d better walk, and she drags him to his feet. We hear 3…2…

Tomorrow, Ava asks what Valentin can offer her, Laura makes a decision, and Dante tries to stop the demolition.

🗽 On Million Dollar Listing New York, Ryan tried to watch a sunset because his therapist told him to. When Amelia found him home early, she thought he might be losing his mind. She told him that he just needs to push the reset button, so he decided to take on the thing that made him fall in love with real estate in the first place, working one-on-one with a client that he’d normally give to his team. He seemed to have fun, telling us that the $10 million plus crowd is boring anyway. Fredrik is taking his gig to Paris, where he’s having an event dripping with billionaires and supermodels at the top of the Eiffel Tower to promote a New York building designed by Lenny Kravitz. He talked his boss into this by explaining that Lenny has designs going on over there. The boss agreed on the proviso he sell 25% of the building. That it happens to be his birthday during the time he’ll be there is just a coincidence. Steve’s client reneged on the deal that the not-actor Brad Cooper set up. He was offered full asking price, but hadn’t realized it would sell so quickly, and now wants to stay in the apartment. Steve went to his parent’s house for dinner, along with his dog Pablo, and gave us a tour of his Memory Lane. He also has a sister with learning disabilities, and said that one of the reasons he works so hard is to make sure she lives in the right atmosphere after his parents are gone. There’s another sister, but we didn’t really hear about her. They seem like a lovely family, and Steve said his parents are the epitome of a good marriage; they’ve been together forty years. I wonder why he’s still single, but it’s probably because he works 24/7. Derek called Fredrik in Paris, saying he has baby news, but Fredrik wants him to deliver it (no pun intended) in person. Way to get Derek there. Next time, it’s the season finale. Everyone gathers in Paris, including Luis.

🏠 Flipping Out premieres on Thursday, August 17th, at 9 p.m.

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July 27, 2017 – Garvey on the Loose, Fredrik Gets Fired, Families Collide & a Thursday Throwback

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Curtis walks Stella to her room. She’s being discharged. He tells her that everything is ready to roll, and she’s staying with him. He wants to spoil his favorite girl. She wonders if it will cramp his style with his other favorite girl, but he says that he and Jordan have gone they separate ways.

Dante tells Jordan there’s no news on the kidnapper. She says they’ll get him. She’s put in a call for a bureau assist. Her phone rings; it’s news concerning Dante’s father.

Sonny struggles to get up again. He wants to rest for just a moment.

Carly gets the news about Spencer, and says Sonny will be happy. Michael shows up, and asks if everything is okay with Sonny.

Sam convulses. Finn tells them to get Sam’s blood test to the lab. If it’s what he thinks it is, it’s serious. He and Griff run into Sam’s room. Griff asks for blah-blah-blah stat. Jason wants to know what’s going on. Alarms continue to go off.

Still trying to educate herself about pregnancy, Hayden tells Elizabeth that this is ridiculous. She’ll either have glowing hair or it will be falling out; she’ll either have glowing skin or acne that rivals a teenager. Hayden says she owes Elizabeth one, and Elizabeth says she intends to collect. Hayden is at the top of her babysitting list.

Stella wants to know what happened. Curtis says things change. She can’t say she’s not thrilled, but she doesn’t want him to resent her. He says he’ll be fine. She says now Jordan won’t trash his life like she did Tommy’s. Curtis tells her that just because they didn’t make it as a couple, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care; it just wasn’t enough. Stella hopes the right woman comes into his life. Hayden walks in, and she and Curtis hug.

Jordan tells Dante that the US Marshal’s office wanted to warn them about Wavy Garvey. She says he was on parole when he went after Sonny. Instead of going back to prison, he went missing, and the marshals who were transporting him are off the grid. An abandoned stolen car was found in Delaware, and they think he’s headed north. Dante is concerned he’s headed to Port Charles to finish the job.

Carly says that Sonny’s phone keeps going to voicemail. Michael says that explains why he never showed up for a meeting they had about a development deal. Michael says maybe his phone battery died or he’s just unreachable. Carly says, maybe, but I don’t think she’s believing that.

Maybe he’s at the bottom of a distillery. Sonny calls out, asking if someone is there. No way. It’s the Garvster. No freaking way. Who is he? Yul Brynner in the original Westworld?

Carly wonders what’s up. Michael talks about a power vacuum with Sonny leaving the business, but she tells him Max is stepping in temporarily. She says Sonny is severing his ties so his kids won’t get caught in the crossfire like Morgan. He wants to make sure the cycle of violence doesn’t touch his family again, so it’s important who he chooses.

Gravelicious asks how Sonny ended up not dead. Because he’s also an English major. He asks if that crazy broad did this. Now he has Sonny where he wants him. Sonny tells him to take his best shot, but oh that’s right, his gun is lost. Sonny suggests they make a deal, and they can both get out.

Jordan tells Dante that they don’t know for sure if Gravitating Garvey is headed for Port Charles. Dante questions why he’d go north, but Jordon says he could be headed for the Canadian border. She tells him that Sonny still needs to be notified. After Dante leaves, Jordan sees keys on her desk. She picks them up and exits the station.

Curtis introduces Aunt Stella to Hayden, who says it’s an honor. Stella says they must have a history, but Hayden says not that way; they’re partners in crime and he’s going to be an uncle, so to speak. Elizabeth comes in, and asks Stella to meet with the doctor one more time before her discharge, and wheels her out. Curtis asks Hayden why she changed her mind about making the pregnancy public knowledge. She says that she and Finn just bought a house together, and Curtis asks if tying the knot is next.

Jason keeps asking what’s going on. Finn says he has a theory, and they step into the hallway. Jason apologizes for being aggressive. Finn says there are test results that he needs to confirm, since he thinks he knows her symptoms. Magically, Nurse Deanna appears with the results. Griff comes back out, and Finn says it’s as he suspected – toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection of brain. Jason says it can be treated, right? When they say nothing, he asks how much trouble Sam is in.

Dante finds Carly at Sonny’s. She tells him they haven’t seen Sonny all day. Dante says he came to warn him about the Garvinator’s escape off the grid, and that maybe he’s headed to Port Charles.

Sonny says, think about it, Burley. I swear that’s what he said, because either no one can remember this guy’s name, or they all pronounce it with radical differences. Sonny tells him that he has no friends and no connections. His only option is to help Sonny, and he’ll help him back; they’ll both go free. Garvey says that he’s not stupid (which is up for debate); they want each other dead. Sonny promises no repercussions, and says Garvey needs him. Garvey tells him go to hell, and ambles off.

Jordan walks into Stella’s room, saying she didn’t mean to intrude. Elizabeth says Stella is done, and she’ll get the discharge ready. Jordan tells Stella that she just wanted to bring something. She has Curtis’s keys, and figured that she should return them. Stella says she’ll make sure he gets them, but is kind of nasty about it. Jordan says she’s trying to remain civil for TJ’s sake. Stella tells her that whatever Curtis did, he did for family, but he didn’t need to break her heart. Jordan says he didn’t do anything; it was a mutual decision.

Hayden calls Curtis presumptuous. He says marriage isn’t that far of a stretch. She says it’s not a foregone conclusion, and it doesn’t make them not serious. Curtis tells her that she doesn’t have to convince him how wonderful everything is, but she needs to better convince herself.

Finn tells Jason that it’s treatable, but they don’t know how she got infected. It’s usually picked up from pets. Jason says the only pet she’s been around is the Quartermaine’s dog, but Griff says that’s not a likely source. (Hmm… is this the thing pregnant women can get from cat litter?) Jason asks what else is going on, and Finn says it can be transferred during a pregnancy. Scout might also be infected too, depending on how long it’s been going on.

Stella isn’t buying that Jordan and Curtis’s break-up was mutual, and Jordan says that things change. Stella tells her that’s what Curtis said. She tells Jordan that she gets no pleasure out of ultimatums; she was against it because Jordan hurt her family over and over. If Jordan accepts that Curtis is better off without her, maybe something good came out of her health crisis. Jordan says she didn’t need to be reminded of the past, and she’s stepping out of her own accord and spirit. She’s not going to stand in between Stella and TJ either. Stella appreciates Jordan coming around to her way of thinking, and says that sometimes it’s best to do things for the family. Jordan tells her that it must be nice being right all the time.

Hayden tells Curtis she’s been swept off her feet, and it ended in disaster. He asks if she means Nicholas. She says, that one too, but she was married before.

Jason says, so the worst case is that they’ll have to give Scout the same medication given to Sam, but Griff says it’s different when transferred in utero. The symptoms can be chronic if not treated in time. There can be seizures, blindness, and other horrendous stuff. Griff wants to see Scout right away, and Jason says he’ll bring her in. Finn says he should call someone for him too. He knows how difficult this is.

Carly tells Michael that Sonny’s voicemail is full, meaning he hasn’t been checking it, and that’s not a good sign. She hasn’t heard back from Jason either, and wonders if he’s another target. Dante tells her not to jump to conclusions. They don’t even know if Garvo is in Port Charles.

Jason is about to call Carly, when she calls him again. She says thank God he answered, and tells him about Garvey escaping and possibly heading to Port Charles. He appreciates the heads up, but he’s at the hospital. Sam is very sick, and Scout might be also.

Sonny tells the Garvman not to be stupid. He’s bleeding out, and how long will he last? Garvey says no deal. He only wants one thing – for Sonny to suffer, even if it kills him. He doesn’t want to die, but wants Sonny dead more. He pulls some wooden pallets toward the opening. Sonny says that he’s making mistake. Garvey tosses a handful of dirt down, like that might do something. Sonny says he’s not done, and Garvey is going to pay. Garvey puts the pallets over the opening, and says good luck with that. Hey, he’s stealing one of my catch phrases. Garvey has no boundaries.

Hayden explains to Curtis how Finn hated her when they first met because his patients and wife had lost investments with her father. Curtis says they had lives before, now they have a life together. She says Finn’s wife died trying to heal people. Even if they get married, he’ll naturally draw comparisons and she can’t meet that gold standard. Curtis tells her that the baby is the ultimate gold standard, and she is to him. He’s in no position to pass judgement, having his own baggage. She says that he and Jordan sorted things out, but he says they decided to call it quits. He doesn’t want to talk about it, and needs to check on Stella. He tells Hayden, keep swingin’, slugger, and tells her to talk to Finn.

Stella is ready to go. She says Elizabeth and Felix have been angels, but she’s glad to be leaving. She tells Curtis to take her overnight bag. He sees his keys on a tray (so much for Stella making sure he got them), and picks them up. Stella asks what the hold up is, and he says, nothing. They get in the elevator.

Carly asks Jason what happened. He tells her that Sam has an infection. She’s stable, but the doctors think it could have been passed along to Scout, and it’s serious. Carly says that she’s on her way. She needs to take her mind off things anyway. She’ll explain later.

Sam is sleeping. Jason says for two people who don’t like hospitals, they find themselves there often. He doesn’t know why this is happening, and he’s sorry. He should have paid more attention, and realized it was more serious than a vitamin deficiency, but he couldn’t handle losing her or the kids losing their mom. He promises not to make that mistake again. He tells her that the doctors are the best and will get her through this, but she’ll have to help and fight again. He’ll be fighting with her; they’re in this together. She wakes up.

Michael doesn’t think Carly leaving is a good idea. She says Jason needs her, and she’ll talk to him about Sonny when she gets there. Dante offers to send a patrol car to watch the house. Carly says that Jason has had their backs, and it’s the least they can do. She tells Dante to send them to GH.

In the basement parking lot, Elizabeth hears someone coughing. It’s The Gunslinger the man who won’t die, Garvey. He grabs her, and says don’t move.

Jordan looks at pictures of her and Curtis on her phone.

Finn sees Hayden. He says he’s working on a serious case downstairs, and hugs her. He’s glad that she and the baby are okay. She asks him to call later. There’s something they should talk about.

Gutless Garvey tells Elizabeth that if she screams or makes a move, he’ll kill her. He says that he needs drugs and medical help, or her kids will be orphans.

Sam sees Sonny in her head, and tells Jason that he can’t hurt them anymore.

Sonny yells for help. He calls Garvey a bastard, and I second that. He thinks he buried Sonny alive, but Sonny’s not done. He’s going home to his family.

Michael wanders around. He hears Carly’s words about Sonny severing his ties for the kids. Dante tells him that he called in some favors, and everyone is keeping an eye out for Garvey the Three-Headed Dragon. Michael says that he’s staying there tonight, and so much for a new life. Dante says tell him about it. Garvey is one of many, and there could be others. Their dad made a lot of enemies.

Elizabeth says she’ll treat the Garvmeister herself. He says that they’re going inside, getting supplies, and going someplace private to treat him. Carly starts to walk past. She stops and sees them.

Tomorrow, Alexis wants to see her daughter, Scotty thinks Julian might win, and Josslyn and Oscar take a walk past Sonny.

🗽 On Million Dollar Listing New York, Fredrik got fired, and I don’t blame the client. Like every other property on this show, it was a fabulous apartment – eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms. The client wanted $12.6 million, and Fredrik agreed, even though he thought around $10 million was more like it. After a couple of months, he came to her with an offer of $10 million, but the buyer also wanted to close in six months. (A month is the usual average.) I think the client would have said no if Fredrik had suggested pricing it at ten million to begin with, but the problem is that he didn’t. If he had, it would have been more like an I told you so. And no surprise, she balked at taking it off the market for six months while the buyer tried to sell their apartment. I understand this personally because when we bought our house, we had to sell our apartment – and the market stunk at the time. The previous owner insisted on keeping the house on the market until that happened, and I couldn’t blame them. BTW, Fredrick blamed no one but himself either, which was very grown-up. Steve was boring except for the moment he was working with someone named Brad Cooper, and I thought it was Brad Cooper. Nope. Ryan was in a slump, and his therapist suggested that he take a break from working. Going up and up isn’t feeling the same. Rich people’s problems. Next time, Fredrik goes to Paris, Ryan delegates, and there’s baby news.

💍 I’m still obsessed with 90 Day Fiancé. It’s like a train wreck that I can’t take my eyes off of. Especially Chantal and Pedro, with Danielle and Mohamed running a close second. It’s like no matter what Mohamed does or how many times she’s told he’s an a-hole, all Danielle has to hear is, “Let’s be friends,” and she takes the annulment off the table. Even Mohamed’s own lawyer thinks he’s an arrogant fool. Apparently, the marriage was consummated, but they only did the deed once. If that doesn’t tell her something, nothing will. While I’m starting to think she deserves the treatment she’s getting, just for being an idiot, I’d like nothing better than to see him get a one-way ticket back home.

With Pedro, it’s a similar story. I have no doubt he’s attracted to Chantal, and possibly loves her in his own way, but his main goal is to send money back to his mother and sister in the Dominican Republic. In the last episode, her family joined her in a trip back to Pedro’s homeland, where they intended to have another wedding that everyone could attend. His mother and sister are just about the creepiest, greediest people on earth. When the not-so-happy couple arrived with her family, they were totally ignored, except for Pedro. His mother had already called them “stupid Americans” for insisting on a prenup. Not that it stopped them from raking in the cash. Mostly Chantal’s hard-earned cash. After Pedro was bombarded with hugs and kisses, he was barraged with questions about the humongous flat screen TV he was supposed to bring. His mother and sister couldn’t seem to grasp that it was so big, he couldn’t bring it on the plane. They had to be told a billion times that it would be FedExed at a later date before they were satisfied. If they acted grateful, it would be a different story, but it’s quite the opposite.

Chantal was shocked to see the apartment she’s paying for. Mom and sis had moved up from the first one, since only a large three-bedroom is big enough for two people, whose electronics are also all bought and paid for by Pedro Chantal. The one good thing in this whole mess was that when Chantal got a personal eyeful, she woke up to the fact that she isn’t living nearly as large, and has a bed next to the kitchen. I didn’t need subtitles to tell me that neither one of these ingrates gave a flying about anyone but themselves. On top of it, they kept insisting that this was all about their “culture,” because Dominican sons bust their ass to keep their families living high on the hog, even if their wife has to sleep next to the sink. I’m hoping Chantal gets a clue before she has children with this man. Pedro getting a clue might be a good idea too, since I don’t think he’s all bad. I have to say that these people are not representative of their culture. I dated a man from the DR, and his family were lovely people. I never got the sense that my boyfriend was pressured to give them anything. They welcomed me into their lives and fed me well. Unlike Pedro’s poor excuse for a mother, who tried to palm chicken feet and necks off on Chantal’s family, acting like this was a DR thing and they ate them all the time. Except they didn’t. Now, I’m not saying there aren’t some weird cultural delicacies. I grew up eating what I call Depression food. My father was quite the wiz at cooking odds and ends that I didn’t know any better than to like (okay, they tasted pretty good), but it was obvious that they were playing a mean trick on these people. I don’t think Pedro ever ate this stuff in his life. He gave one chicken foot a nibble, but other than that, nobody went near them. Chantal’s family was polite, but declined. When Chantal’s mother decided to call Pedro’s mother out on her stupid Americans comment (in a much nicer way than I’d have done), mama feigned innocence, and said she was offended about the prenup because they didn’t know her baby boy. Well, that’s exactly what makes them not stupid.

The day was topped off by what was supposed to be dinner at Pedro’s grandmother’s house. While I actually thought it was kind of cute – like a beach house, white, with brightly-colored trim – Chantal’s mother wasn’t cool with how much better the two cretins were living. She came to the conclusion that Chantal – and Pedro – were being used. Really? What gave you that idea? They refused to attend dinner, and Chantal also decided she’d had enough when Pedro talked about the “culture” and a lifelong indentured servitude to his mother. Left alone, Pedro joined his mother and sister, talking smack about Chantal and her family. The best part was when Pedro told them how much Chantal’s ring had cost – somewhere around $5K – and the three of them got indignant. While I personally think that’s too much for a ring unless you have the money, Chantal had used her own credit to buy it. Oops! He left that part out. I want to smack his stupid face every time he calls Chantal “baby.” I’m betting it’s because he can’t remember her name.

Throwing Back Thursday

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My dogs (minus the one who took the photo) from (I think) 2008.

June 1, 2017 – GH Interruptus, Some Real Estate, Some Little Women & a Quote

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Finn caters to Hayden. She’s not feeling so great, and finding out that morning sickness isn’t just for the morning. Finn insists she’ll get to the radiant glow phase in no time. She tells him she doesn’t want him going out of his way, but he says, what if he wants to?

In the hospital, Nelle wakes up. She sees Michael sleeping in a chair. He asks how she slept. When she says wonderfully, he says it must be the company.

Diane calls Alexis. She asks if Alexis has time to see her. Alexis says she’ll squeeze her in between doing nothing and doing nothing. Diane gives Jordan a cease and desist order. She suggests instead of harassing Sonny, they bring Ava to justice. Julian – who just happens to be walking by – asks, for what?

Dante visits Sonny. He says the Fire Marshal’s report came in, and it backs Sonny up.

Bobbie tells Kiki that her mother’s condition is critical. It’s a near catastrophic injury, and the next few hours will be crucial. Bobbie explains various procedures, and says once Ava is stable, they can decide on a course of action. Kiki looks through the window at Ava, all bandaged up and using a breathing tube.

Hayden is feeling better – for now. Finn suggests that she leave some clothes at his place. She says he doesn’t have enough room, and he tells her that he will soon. He’s about to close on the house, and will have enough room for the both of them, and the baby.

Bobbie tells Kiki it’s a lot to process. Dillon says she hasn’t eaten or slept. Bobbie wants to know if there’s someone she can contact to take the pressure off, but Kiki says she doesn’t want to deal with her grandmother right now.

Diane is shocked that Julian has made bail. She tells Jordan he’s still a threat, and suggests that his passport be confiscated. He asks Jordan what’s happening with his sister.

Dante tells Sonny that Ava is critical, but Sonny says he’s not interested. Dante says what about Avery? He says that he hates what Ava did, and she deserves to be punished, but no one deserves to be burned alive. Sonny doesn’t care; it could have been Carly. Cold Sonny.

Michael tells Nelle that she looks better. He thinks he should get her an actual doctor, but she says it only hurts when she laughs. She tells him that he’s already gone above and beyond, and he’s off the hook now.

Diane asks if Alexis wants the good news or bad news first. Alexis says, whatever. Diane says the good news will fortify her for the bad. Alexis is officially a lawyer again.

Jordan tells Julian that he has to stay in the county, and if there are any infractions of the law, he’ll find himself incarcerated again. He asks about Ava, and Jordan says she’s in critical condition at the hospital.

Sonny gives Dante the pill bottle, and tells him who he can call about back-up information regarding the switch. He also thinks Scotty was helping Ava cover it up, and he’ll sing like a canary with a little pressure. Dante tells him to be realistic. Ava is in critical condition. No one is in a hurry to prosecute a dead woman.

Dillon tells Bobbie that Kiki isn’t alone; she has him. Bobbie tells her about patient advocates who can help her make decisions. She says with no family available, Ava’s care will be left to Kiki. She makes Dillon promise to make Kiki eat something, and goes to get a social worker. Kiki cries on Dillon’s shoulder.

Michael tells Nelle that if it’s too much, he’ll clear out. Nelle says she isn’t saying that. He wonders what hook he got let off of, and she says he’s taking care of her like he does everyone else. He says he wants to, because he cares about her. He tells her about knowing that she wouldn’t ditch Charlotte, and how he found her on the pier and it scared him. She thanks him, saying it could have been a lot worse. Michael says he waited a long time because she didn’t want to see him. He says if caring about her and liking her is a hook, he doesn’t want to be off. I expect him to break into song any moment. Bobbie sees them through the room window.

Hayden asks Finn if he’s saying they should move in together, and he says it makes sense. She says it’s a huge question, and she has to consider the ramifications. They might be getting ahead of themselves, and haven’t even discussed their future. Finn adds, and whether she thinks they’ll have one.

Alexis tells Diane that she was about to downsize and get a job at Kelly’s. Diane wonders why she didn’t keep the letter of reinstatement to herself, since she’ll have to face Alexis in a courtroom again now. Alexis thanks her, and says she won’t mess up again. Diane says time for the bad news now. Julian made bail and is out.

Bobbie goes into Nelle’s room, saying she hopes she’s not interrupting. Right. If you believe that, I have some land in Florida for you, and a couple of bridges. Michael says he was about to find a doctor, and Bobbie says she’ll do that. She asks to talk to Michael outside.

Once again, thanks to George Stephanopoulos, our programming is interrupted. Like we’re all not surrounded by news on the internet 24/7. He also gives us a weather report that we don’t need.

They never go back to the show, and I hate all politicians everywhere. Oh well, at least it’s not Friday.

🏰 On Million Dollar Listing New York, Frederik had a showing for the most fabulous townhouse ever – there was a cut-out in the middle where you could look into other parts of it. Shades of Roman Polanski’s The Tenant. It was over 6000 square feet, and the living room was 100 feet long. There was also a less equally fabulous penthouse above, but that’s only because it was in the middle of construction. Bethenny Frankel also made a brief appearance, albeit by phone, but we’ll see her next week when Frederik shows her a place. I like new guy Steve a lot. That he owns a rescue pup endears him to my heart, but his assistant is also an old high school friend. As much as I like Ryan, I am not feeling the beard. He’s still trying to unload a property that the owner’s son wants to list too high. This show is basically: look at amazing homes you will never be able to afford, even if you win Publishers Clearing House, watch Frederik do high kicks when he closes yet another multi-million-dollar deal, rinse, and repeat.

💃 I glanced at Little Women LA, and the highlight was Terra telling Briana that she has body odor. She has no sense of smell, and has a tendency to exhibit hippie-ish behavior, like not showering. Jasmine got seriously miffed about this, but it wasn’t like Terra just mentioned it out of the blue. Briana had asked her for advice regarding her modeling “career.” Apparently, when she’d previously modeled a piece from Tonya’s athleticwear line, it came back with such a pungent aroma, Tonya said never again. But I digress. She asked. Terra answered. That should have been the end of it. Instead, the outcome was Jasmine stirring the pot about Terra’s book that’s being published, Fierce at Four Foot Two. Briana uses #LittleFierceMama on Twitter, and Jasmine decided that Terra was purposely infringing on her territory with the book title. When Jasmine confronted Terra, Terra seemed sincerely blindsided, saying she didn’t have time to know what hashtag Briana is using, and why wasn’t Briana the one asking her about it? Elena hit the nail on the head when she said they have enough problems in the group without Jasmine making it worse.

🍑 As for Little Women Atlanta, I don’t know what it is about the ATL that makes women want to have knock-down, drag out fights, but I can’t watch these people. It’s like Porsha from the Wives times however many there are. This week was their reunion, with Terra from LA refereeing hosting, and security was on stand-by. How much of this is done for the camera, I don’t know, but it’s not a good look regardless.

👴 While it doesn’t make up for no GH ending, here’s one of my favorite quotes:

When I said I wanted peace and quiet, did you hear “talk more and disappoint me?” – Flo’s grandfather (Stephanie Courtney), Progressive commercial

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May 25, 2017 – Ava is Between Sonny and a Hard Place, a Little Real Estate, a Little Decorating & Some Potomac

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Griff tells Jason that the chimera necklace used to belong to Anna’s sister, and Anna came into possession of it. Jason doesn’t think it’s a coincidence, and that it has to mean something.

Dillon gets a text from Kiki. He wishes she was there.

Nina looks around for Valentin. He’s being harangued by Anna, who asks what he was thinking, selling the Chimera to Helena. (Just in case you’re confused, the word “chimera” isn’t normally capitalized, but I use caps when referring to the WSB project.)

Charlotte tells Emma that maybe the lights are part of the magic trick.

Lucy tells Ava that she needs to present the donation she was blackmailed out of. Ha-ha! At least Lucy is honest about it.

Sonny tells Carly that somebody tampered with Morgan’s medication.

Ned and Olivia-F arrive. She says she kept trying to put her dress on, but he kept trying to take it off, and now they’re late. She thinks they’re too late to even go in, but Ned says she just has stage fright. He calls her his star, and says she’ll be great.

Curtis and Jordan toast. He says he’s glad he planned ahead; he got a room for the night.

Ava says she’s not making the donation in Morgan’s name. Lucy says she has dead air to fill, since Jake isn’t doing his magic act, and Ava is it, but Ava doesn’t want to call attention to herself.

Sonny explains to Carly about the residue from the placebo in Morgan’s pill bottle. He tells Carly that when Morgan said he was taking the medication, he was.

Valentin tells Anna that he was running for his life; he’d stolen classified material – for her. He needed money to pay for his surgeries, and to change his identity, and it gave him perverse pleasure that Helena would be footing the bill. Now she’s dead, and the Chimera isn’t of use to anyone.

Charlotte starts to open the Chimera martini shaker, and Jake stops her, asking what she’s doing.

Ned and Olivia perform Gotta Have Faith, with a jukebox and a 50s vibe. Olivia’s voice is probably one of the best. Why hasn’t she performed before? Love her white cropped jeans with floral patterned heels too. Very nice! After the kudos for their performance, Dillon says he’s glad they came, since he was feeling like the new guy in the cafeteria.

Jordan tells Curtis that they haven’t even discussed what they are yet. He says he can cancel the room, but she says that’s not the point. Curtis says she still doesn’t think he’s good enough for her.

Anna says Valentin could have pointed the WSB in Helena’s direction through an anonymous source. He says after Helena’s death, it was irrelevant, and Anna says nothing is irrelevant. He says he owns Cassadine Island, and gives her permission to search the island, dig up the device, and destroy it. Right now, he’s finding his wife.

Jake says no one is doing his act, and grabs the Chimera back, pushing Charlotte away. Nina asks what’s going on, and Charlotte runs to her. Jake says they shouldn’t have touched it. Lulu comes in and asks what’s going on. Mom Déjà vu.

Anna asks Robert to call her back. She thinks she knows where “the product” is. She asks Andre how much he knows about the Chimera Project, and Elizabeth overhears.

Carly wonders how Morgan’s prescription bottle got to The Floating Rib. Sonny tells her that Lucy was there with Ava that night.

Curtis tells Jordan that he thought things had changed, but there’s no way to prove himself. Jordan says that she sees Thomas when she looks in his eyes. A part of her believes that if she got with Curtis, she’d be betraying Thomas all over again.

Jason asks Anna if it’s her necklace. She says yes, and he asks about the significance. She says no one has clearance to hear anything about it, except kinda, sorta Andre. Jason tells her all about the chimera images that have cropped up, and asks what’s going on. Andre encourages Anna to tell them. She says the Chimera Project is a bio-toxin developed by the WSB, that was illegally sold to Helena. She wonders if Jake saw the symbol on the island. Jason asks where it is now, and Anna says they’re trying to determine that.

Nina comforts Charlotte, telling Lulu it was just a kid spat, and Charlotte is fine. Lulu gets snarky with Nina, saying it’s not her call anymore. Valentin comes in, doing that talking to Charlotte in French thing that I love. He asks if she and Emma like cake, and suggests they go order some, and he’ll be right there. Lulu asks Jake if he’s okay, and says his mom is looking for him. Valentin asks if there’s a problem, and she says none at all. She leaves, and Valentin asks Nina if Lulu was horrible to her, but Nina says just territorial. Nina tells Valentin that his song meant the world to her. He says it was all worth it then.

Sonny hustles Lucy into the hallway. She says she has to get back to hosting the show. He asks what she was doing at The Floating Rib the night of the robbery. Carly wants to know why she was with Ava. Lucy says she was hoping they wouldn’t have to find this out, but Ava and Morgan were sleeping together again. That’s how Ava ended up with the pills. Sonny is surprised, and Lucy says she caught Ava throwing them away, and pulled them out of the trash. Carly asks when, and Lucy tells her in late October. Sonny says it was after Morgan died. Lucy says she wanted to tell them, but Ava convinced her they’d suffered enough. Sonny says none of this is her fault, and she jets. Carly says it was Ava all along.

Ava goes over her speech. Scotty runs in, and tells her that she has to get out. Sonny knows everything.

Dillon looks for his partner, Deanna, but Kiki shows up instead. She and Dillon go on stage. They perform Modern Love. With lots of back-up dancers.

Nina says she didn’t know Valentin could sing, and he says only for her. He wants to do what it takes to get her to trust him. She says they’ll see how the night goes, and take it from there. They walk off hand in hand. Yay!

Dillon asks Kiki what she’s doing there. She says Deanna covered for her at the hospital. She didn’t want to miss the – Burt’s Bees plug – gift bag. He says he’ll go back with her, and they can watch the end of the show together.

Curtis says Jordan is a good person, but if she can’t get past it, he understands. He gives her the room key and says no pressure, but if she changes her mind, he’ll be waiting. If she’s not there by ten, he’ll figure she’s not interested.

Carly tells Sonny that no way Morgan started up with Ava again. Sonny says she was only covering for having the pills. Carly sees Dillon and Kiki, and tells Sonny that Ava wanted Morgan away from Kiki. Sonny says she drove him to a breakdown.

Scotty tells Ava that she has to get out of town fast. Sonny and Carly start looking for her.

Lucy – in a black dress with faux gems at the neckline and sparkles all over – thanks everyone, and introduces Ava to present her donation, but Ava is MIA. Sonny tells Carly that she knows. Lucy says check will clear no matter what, so give her a big hand.

Sonny grabs Scotty and asks where Ava is. Kiki and Dillon see Ava leaving the building. Ava asks what Kiki doing there. Kiki is surprised that she didn’t see them perform, and asks why Ava is leaving. Ava says there’s a minor emergency at the gallery. She tells Kiki that she couldn’t be prouder of the woman Kiki is becoming, and is relieved she’s happy; it’s all she wanted for her. Kiki says sounds like she’s never going to see her again. They hug. Ava is wearing the best silver/grey glitter eye shadow, and I wish I could pull that off.

Jake puts the Chimera back in the box. Helena appears, calling him “little man,” and says she’s disappointed in him. He didn’t keep his end of the bargain. If she’s just an illusion in his head, at least he dressed her properly for the occasion – she’s wearing gold lame.

Curtis waits, watching TV. He figures Jordan isn’t coming, but when he opens the door, she’s there.

Sonny tells Scotty that Ava killed their son. Carly says she screwed with his pills, and Scotty says that’s crazy talk. He says Ava doesn’t want trouble, and she’s going to disappear for good.

Wherever she is, Ava can’t get the elevator to work. The electricity is out, and she lights a lantern that’s conveniently right there.

Elizabeth asks Jason what if Jake doesn’t get past it? Jason says they won’t let it happen. Franco says none of them will.

Helena tells Jake not to listen to his mother. If it wasn’t for her, he’d be dead. She tells him that he has to perform his magic act, and make all of Port Charles disappear.

Ava finds the bag she stashed. She checks the contents, pulling out a passport and a wad of cash.

Scotty tells Dante that Sonny attacked him, and he wants to file a complaint. Dante leaves with him. Lucy says the time has come for the finale. She thanks everyone, along with – one last plug – Burt’s Bees. She’s wearing an off-the-shoulder white brocade gown that’s just lovely. She welcomes back the nurses, along with a special guest. The stage is lit with electric candles, and Epiphany begins Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. I love Epiphany. She’s fabulous in general, but she’s rocking this song. Robin drops in on video, explaining why she’s not there. She’s expecting her second child, and says that’s how far we’ve come. She didn’t think she’d even be alive at this point, but thanks to research, dedication, and donations, she’s alive, and they’ll find a cure. The song resumes. Everyone has a candle, including the guests.

Kiki and Dillon watch from the hospital TV. Curtis and Jordan get busy. Ava packs a gun. Uh-oh. Sonny and Carly walk in. I’d shoot them both and run.

At the end of the song, everybody raises their candles.

Jake comes back into the ballroom. He tells Elizabeth that he’s ready to do his magic trick now. You’re a little late, kid.

On Monday, Laura tells Lulu that it didn’t happen, Carly shakes down Ava, and Elizabeth tells Jason there’s a problem.

🏙 Million Dollar Listing New York is back for another season. Ryan has a beard, and Amelia’s sister has moved in with them. Frederik says the house in Connecticut has been life-changing, and he’s started to go to church, but wants us to know that when it comes to business, he’s still fierce. Luis has moved on from real estate, and new guy, Steve, used to be a model. Frederik wants Steve to work for him, and Steve says, love you, but not that much. Steve also has a rescue pup from Georgia. The highlight for me was a property in Brooklyn that Ryan sold. It was built in 1905, and I nearly cried over it. The house had all kinds of interesting built-ins, a footbath in the bathroom, and a bathtub in a closet. And did I mention that it was 10,000 square feet? I wouldn’t want to clean it, but I wouldn’t mind owning it. If I could afford that, I could afford to have someone else clean it. I was surprised to find out that Frederik has a boss, since I’d thought he worked on his own. I like Frederik a lot, but I wish he’d stop with the juvenile noises and high kicks. We’re both getting too old for that. Glad to see the NYC realtors back. If I can’t have it, I can at least look at it.

🏯 Cyrus vs Cyrus: Design and Conquer premiered tonight. Among their many talents, Miley’s sisters are interior designers. I’m not sure if I can watch two women who are wearing Miley’s face. I don’t even want to see Miley’s face on Miley. They do some beautiful work, but apparently have never heard of Wayfair. Nobody needs to be spending $400 for a pouf. When the children of the redesigned home were asked what their favorite thing was, one little girl said, “the camera,” which says it all about the upcoming generation.

🏛 I dropped in on The Real Housewives of Potomac last night, since I’d only half-watched the episode last Sunday. I’m not really sure what to say about these women. For a bunch of people who pretend to be so sophisticated, they’re about as far from it as oil is to water. Robyn and Gizelle showed up at Ashley’s restaurant to confront her about some slight, and Robyn kept shoving her finger in Ashley’s face during her tirade. She looked like an amazon next to Ashley, and actually had to point down to get her hand to Ashley’s head. To her credit, Ashley maintained her composure, but I would have smacked Robyn’s hand so hard, she would have hit herself in the face. I’d never even heard of any of these women before the show, and I’m not sure where their sense of entitlement comes from. Especially Robyn, who can’t even figure out if she’s married or divorced. Charisse also acted like a complete ass, looking up in the air and ignoring her when Ashley tried to be polite at an event they were all attending. She’s also an indecisive one when it comes to her marriage, and I had to laugh when her husband finally filed for divorce. I’m hoping she gets less than nothing, since she was only their to suck his finances dry anyway. Gizelle might be beautiful, but she’s another embarrassment. When newcomer Monique held her phone out to get Gizelle’s phone number, Gizelle acted like this was some huge faux pas, and refused to take the phone, saying maybe some other time. How about never? Is never good for you? Oddly enough, Karen was the only one who came out looking good in this episode. Sadly, because she gave a talk about having been raped. While I might wish a lot of horrible things on this bunch, that’s something I wish on no one.

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Steve Gold and pup Pablo

April 26, 2017 – Anna Sets a Trap, Ramona Has a Dinner & a Coupla Returns

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General Hospital

Ava and Kiki have dinner at The Floating Rib. Ava is proud of Kiki turning her life around. She likes the sound of Dr. Jerome, but Kiki tells her not to get ahead of things. Ava suggests Dillon come with them next time. Kiki wonders why Ava is in such a good mood, and what her secret is for getting over a bad experience so quickly. She asks if there’s a magic pill, and Ava says there are no pills that can help or harm her. Which is a really bizarre statement.

Bobbie runs into Sonny at the hospital. She asks if they should address the elephant in the room. He tells her if she has something to say, have at it. She tells him that having Jax arrested and deported was the worst mistake he could have made. Carly is on the warpath, and he has no one to blame except himself. Frankly, I think everyone is getting too old for this nonsense.

Michael discusses business on the phone. Carly brings beer and hot dogs from Josslyn, and tells him she said he’s the only normal person in the family. She also tells him that Jax has left the building.

Nelle wants to put her mistakes behind her. Nina says her job description just expanded; she’s adding covert operations. Nina wants her to spy on Valentin.

Valentin tells Anna that whatever was between them is over, and she owes him nothing. Anna says she owes him her life. I’m hating Anna right now.

Ava asks Kiki about her job. Kiki says she has a lot to learn, but it’s helping with her studies. She feels like she’s doing something that matters. Ava hopes it doesn’t bring back any bad memories. Kiki says she wants to help people who are dealing with the same illness that Morgan did. She says it’s not all work though; they’re gearing up for the Nurses Ball. Ava asks if she’s performing with Dillon again, and reminds Kiki that it was the first time she and Dillon kissed. Kiki talks about Morgan seeing them, and wishes she could have explained. Ava says everything worked out, and Kiki asks if they should pretend Morgan never existed.

Bobbie tells Sonny that his and Carly’s anger doesn’t affect just the two of them, and it especially affects their children. She says it does no good for them to punish each other. She thinks they should take a step back. They love each other and are grieving. Whatever went wrong, the real problem is that they’ve lost Morgan.

Carly tells Michael about Sonny turning Jax in, and how he had to go back home. She says he’s no longer allowed in the country, and she underestimated Sonny. Michael says Jax isn’t helpless. It will take some time, but he’ll reach an agreement and be able to return. In the meantime, Josslyn can meet him in Mexico or Canada. Carly says he’s acting like it’s not a big deal. He says the last thing she should be doing is getting back at Sonny. She says she won’t do anything he doesn’t deserve. Yep. A lotta leeway there.

Nelle thought Nina and Valentin were solid. Nina says he’s complicated, and likes to keep secrets. She just wants to be kept in the loop. Nelle thinks she should talk to him. The worst thing she could do is assume something and have it eat away at her; she’ll do things she’ll regret.

Griff asks Andre for a quick word. He asks if Andre is aware of Anna having blood cancer, and if she’s told him about receiving treatment outside of GH. Andre is surprised, and Griff wonders if Anna is hiding something.

Valentin tells Anna, apology accepted. She says he saved her from serious complications, and she got a diagnosis. She says she pretends she doesn’t have cancer a lot of the time, but discovered that she’s not indestructible. He says it’s not like she has to go through it alone. She tells him that it’s opened her eyes to her own imperfections, and how blind she was to the real him. He asks if it’s the one she didn’t want to kiss or the one she slept with? She says he endured all the operations and pain, so that he was the same on the outside as he’s been on the inside – tall, straight, and strong. Bleh.

Griff tells Andre that he tried to talk to Anna, but she puts walls up. He says it seems like Valentin has shaken her to the core. Lucy interrupts, saying she’s found two of Port Charles’s most eligible bachelors. She asks them to sign up to perform at the Nurses Ball, and they suddenly have other things to do. Lucy asks them to think about it. Andre pushes her out the door, but Lucy accosts Griff in the hallway. She gets a call, and he runs for his life.

Kiki is annoyed, and Ava says she didn’t mean they should forget Morgan; she just doesn’t want Kiki to be sad. She admires Kiki for the work she’s doing. They hug.

Carly tells Michael that she almost said yes to Jax when he asked her to come with him. Michael asks why she didn’t. Taking time away from Port Charles might do her some good, and she could take things slow. He says just because Sonny is spiraling out of control, doesn’t mean she has to. She says she can’t leave him right now. He asks if it’s because he’s in the same town as Nelle. Carly asks why he’s even thinking about Nelle.

Nina tells Nelle she’s right. Getting other people involved will just complicate things. She suggests they have a girl’s night out.

Sonny tells Bobbie that they haven’t been able to put the pieces back together. She says it can be almost impossible to come to terms with a senseless loss. He says that he has questions, and he’s not stopping until he gets answers. Lucy interrupts. She wants to finalize the donation from Sonny. She sees the bottle of pills in his hand, and it startles her. He asks if something is wrong. Please. These bottles all look the same, and Sonny is on medication. Why would this be so surprising?

Kiki tells Ava that next time, dinner will be on her. Ava says she can be whatever she wants to be, including a smash hit at the Nurses Ball. She says it would be fun to see both of their names in the program. Kiki asks if she’s performing, and she explains that she donated a piece of art that’s worth a lot.

Bobbie asks Lucy if something is wrong. Lucy says it just occurred to her that maybe Sonny doesn’t want to go to the Nurses Ball this year. If that’s the case, she apologizes. He says Morgan was named after Stone, and it’s important, so he’ll be doing the usual. Lucy says there’s something she needs to tell him.

Carly says she understands Nelle in a way that Michael never will. She tells him that when she first got to Port Charles, she met Jason. She was a mess, lying and cheating all over the place. You’d think she would have liked having someone who didn’t judge her, but she ended up sleeping with Jason’s best friend. She couldn’t get out of her own way, and the only way to recognize love was to test it. Jason is her best friend, but doesn’t love her the same way anymore. Nelle is like she was. She’ll destroy whatever she loves. She’ll test Michael until she breaks his heart, and she can’t let that happen. He thanks her for the take-out, and she says that’s his way of telling her he’s doing what he wants. She says she’ll never stop being his mom. He says he’s glad to hear it, but probably not.

Anna tries to talk Valentin into a glass of champagne. She quotes Churchill, and Valentin says how can he say no? He wanders around. His phone rings; it’s Nina. She asks where he is. He says his errand turned out to be more complicated than he thought. Anna makes a sound, and Valentin says he’s losing the connection.

Sonny asks Lucy if it can wait, and she says sure. Andre comes by, and Sonny goes off with him. Lucy wonders why they’d be meeting, and Bobbie says it’s none of their business. She says they’re both trying to make sense of Morgan’s death, and Sonny’s not quitting until he gets answers.

Griff sees Kiki and Ava at the restaurant. They make small talk about Kiki’s job. She jets, and Griff says she took the loss of a loved one and made something positive about it. Ava says she didn’t realize Kiki’s surgeon was a priest, and Griff says he tries not to advertise it, since people tend to want to confess.

Sonny tells Andre about the pills. He wants to find out why they were there and who had them, and maybe it will explain more about his death. He wants to know why Morgan went so out of control. He spills the pills onto the desk and says they’re the answer.

Valentin wants to leave, but Anna insists on one toast. She promises there’s nothing in the glass but expensive champagne. She asks if he remembers what they used to say at the Academy, and Valentin says, “Some drink for God and country, but we drink to us.”

Carly runs into Nelle and Nina. She tells Nina that Nelle is still making life uncomfortable for people. Nina says everyone deserves a second chance. Carly says what about the people who Nelle hurt? Nelle says she’ll take a raincheck, but Nina says no. Carly says Nelle didn’t tell her everything.

Anna pours more champagne, and Valentin tells her take it easy, since she’s on blood thinners. She says maybe they can think of it as a new beginning. He starts to leave, and she tries to give him the watch back.

Andre tells Sonny that the number of pills is consistent with Morgan taking them. Sonny said he didn’t think he’d lie in his own diary. Andre says he’d wondered if Morgan was taking something else that reacted badly with the prescribed meds. Sonny says without an autopsy, they can’t know for sure. He wonders if the pharmacy screwed something up. He wants to know why his son died.

Ava says Griff can take the night off; she has nothing to confess. Not that she hasn’t made mistakes. She says she’s sure he’s heard terrible things about her past, and it’s probably true. She quotes the Bible, saying there’s no sin too great to be forgiven, and Griff says he’d be out of a job if there was. He asks if there’s something on her mind.

Lucy wonders what kind of answers Sonny wants. Bobbie asks if it’s entertainment for her. Lucy says she feels horrible, and she gets no pleasure out of the tragedy. She just thought she could help. Bobbie asks if she has a magic wand, and Lucy says what if she did? Kiki interrupts – the theme of the day – and tells Lucy good going, getting Ava to make the sculpture donation.

Ava tells Griff that he came there for ribs, not someone bearing their soul. He says it doesn’t have to be in church. He’s sure there have been plenty of confessions on barstools. She asks if she can buy him a drink and orders two martinis. They sit at the bar.

Sonny thanks Andre. He’s going to send Morgan’s pill to the recommended lab. Andre says he thinks it will give Sonny peace of mind. Sonny doesn’t know if that’s possible, but he’ll settle for justice. In the hallway, Kiki overhears.

Michael talks business on the phone. He says sometimes you have to cut your losses. He looks at Nelle’s number on his phone.

Carly tells Nina that Nelle never actually slept with Sonny. She drugged him and lied. She tells Nina proceed at her own risk.

Valentin tells Anna that he can’t take the watch. Anna says she guesses it was just wishful thinking. She needs to feel that something that is irreparably broken can be fixed. He says if it means that much he’ll take it. She puts it on his wrist and thanks him looking at him all creepy. He leaves, and I wish he’d smash it.

Anna drinks more champagne and smiles. If I don’t find out that Valentin has done something astonishingly awful, she is pure evil.

Nelle says there’s nothing Nina can say that she hasn’t said to herself. She knows she’s not wanted. Nina says that she’s going to take advantage of Nelle’s extracurricular talents. She’s going to spy on Valentin. And knowing him, Nelle had better be damn good at it.

Tomorrow, Elizabeth tells Franco that it’s not Jason who’s scaring Jake, Laura thinks Tracy will do the right thing, and Carly asks Alexis to represent her in the divorce. Um…she has no license.

The Real Housewives of New York City

It’s time for Ramona’s dinner party. Tinsley is nervous to meet Dorinda. She’s worried that if she likes Dorinda, Sonja will be mad at her. Because we’re in middle school. In her interview, Dorinda thinks Tinsley isn’t paying rent to Sonja in Benjamins, but paying in other ways. Tinsley talks about her arrest. Dorinda says there isn’t anyone in the room who hasn’t screwed up. In her interview, Tinsley says she likes to get the elephant out of the room right away.

Carole tells Sonja that she missed a fun dinner – that ended very abruptly – explaining how Ramona brought up Bethenny’s not-that-sordid past, under the guise of being concerned about her daughter. Sonja doesn’t think it’s a big deal, and we flash back to some of Sonja’s stage performances. Luann tells Tinsley how she had a better room when she stayed with Sonja. Luann asks Carole about the election party. Carole thinks Ramona doesn’t really want to come, and I translate that to Carole doesn’t want her to come.

Dinner is served. Dorinda says Ramona is a great cook, but she’s not buying that Ramona cooked what they’re eating. They talk about their housing situations, and in her interview, Sonja talks about how Ramona rescinded her invitation to stay over. Sonja tells Dorinda that she looks gorgeous, and Dorinda responds by telling Sonja to quit talking smack about her. Dorinda tells Sonja to shut her mouth, and calls her private parts The Holland Tunnel. Holy! Luann tells Dorinda to calm down. Carole laughs into her linguine. Ramona was hoping that Dorinda would wait at least until desert, or (God forbid) do it privately. Dorinda brings up the stripper at Luann’s shower, and asks if Sonja had a good time. Tinsley says she doesn’t know the history, and tries to say that Sonja wanted to smooth things over, but Dorinda won’t have it.

Luann decides to jump in, saying a blogger wrote that Sonja wouldn’t be caught dead at her wedding. Sonja says she wouldn’t miss it, but had planned her vacation long ago. Dorinda says you need an invitation to go to a wedding, and you can’t go to something you’re not invited to. In her interview, Carole tells us that this is Dorinda on Diet Coke, and we can just imagine had the martinis been flowing. She says Dorinda has a valid point, but it gets lost in the delivery. Sonja suggests Luann talk to her rather than reading the newspaper.

Some dude tries to stop it from getting out of control by proposing a toast. Carole says may the best woman win the election. Dorinda brings up Sonja having worked for Donald Trump, and starts insulting her about some other things. Tinsley thinks it’s the wrong place to have this conversation, and Dorinda calls Sonja a liar and a fraud, and starts hopping around. She says some oddball stuff, and makes references to Grey Gardens. She leaves the room, and another guest thinks it was mean and unnecessary. Carole brings up that Sonja was quoted in yesterday’s paper, and ties the whole thing to Sonja not being invited to the Berkshires. In her interview, Tinsley says they were both hurt, but she doesn’t think it was as one-sided as Sonja presented it. Bethenny calls Carole. She’s there to pick Carole up, and can hear the screaming all the way to the car. She says she’s like Joe Pesci in Home Alone, sitting in the van, eavesdropping.

Sonja gets up, and Dorinda starts to follow her, but wisely sits down. Tinsley says they’re just yelling and not giving Sonja a chance. In the kitchen, Sonja tells Ramona that Dorinda needs to calm down. Ramona thinks they should hash everything out. Carole asks Bethenny to wait ten minutes. She doesn’t want to stay – it’s literally a nuthouse – but she wants to talk to Ramona. Bethenny say this is the best decision she ever made, and the best party she’s ever attended.

Carole tells Ramona she doesn’t think that she should come to the election party, because she doesn’t want drama. In her interview, Carole says it’s not that Ramona is voting for Trump, but she acts like a know-it-all when she doesn’t know anything. Ramona says they’re a bunch of fakes. Dorinda still won’t shut up about Sonja. Carole sneaks out. Ramona brings out a birthday cake for the November babies, which was supposed to include Bethenny, and Sonja blows out the candles.

Luann hosts a brunch. Candace Bushnell, who was also at Ramona’s dinner, is a guest. I’m wondering how she got caught up with this crowd. Dorinda is feeling relieved, and like she’s given birth. She points out that there are cider donuts. I’d never heard of these before, and a neighbor gave me some last Christmas. They were incredible, and I ate them like they were the last donuts on earth. In her interview, Dorinda says that she’s not a grudge-holder, and life is too short. Apparently not for a ceaseless tirade. Ramona gripes about Carole disinviting her to the party, and thinks Bethenny should have shown up at the dinner. Dorinda says it takes a long time for her to get to that point. There was no gently talking to her.

Sonja and Tinsley walk to Luann’s. In her interview, Sonja thinks Dorinda didn’t mean everything she said, and half of it didn’t make sense. Dorinda talks about a middle-aged woman living in the past being unattractive. Ramona asks if she likes Tinsley, and she says she does. The girls arrive. Dorinda and Sonja hug. Sonja says she feels good because they’ve both gotten out what they need to. In her interview, Tinsley says she guesses this is how they do it. Everyone is happy for the moment.

Luann announces that this is a breakfast/brunch/renovation party, and gives them a  tour of the addition. Sonja says she’s happy for Luann, and tells her to let things slide. In her interview, Luann says she has a hard time believing this will last. Me too. They watch the ducks go by on the water. Tinsley and Luann talk on the deck. Sonja tells Ramona that she was invited to the wedding, and in her interview, Ramona says Sonja likes to make things up. We know. Luann toasts to happiness and friendship, and suggests zipping it when someone comes toward any of them with a microphone.

Back in the city, Tinsley meets Dorinda for dinner. She says it’s been difficult connecting with her old friends. Luann joins them, and she and Dorinda are dressed the same. Dorinda wants to do something special for Ramona’s 60th birthday. We flash back to her birthday lunch last year. She says the biggest problem with planning the party is everyone keeping their mouths shut. I’ll bet. I had lunch with a birthday girl the same day as her surprise party, and I almost said, “See you later,” when we parted company. Tinsley wants to make sure there are no issues with her being friends with Sonja, who she didn’t tell about the dinner. Dorinda thinks she’s brave. She says Sonja can be jealous and holds grudges.

Sonja speaks to Frenchie (Edgar), the new man in her life. They plan to meet in an hour. In her interview, Sonja says he’s smart, romantic and all good things; possibly too good to be true. She goes through her underwear, wondering what’s best to watch a movie in.

Luann talks about planning Tom’s birthday. Tinsley talks about getting arrested, and how it gets expunged from her record after a certain amount of time. Dorinda admits you do crazy things when you’re in love. In her interview, she says that love and hate mixed with jealousy and alcohol is a bad combination. They discuss Tinsley’s mug shot, and toast to reinventing yourself.

Dorinda brings lunch to John at work. She tells us they’ve been dating four and a half years, and they’re happy. We learn that John has lost weight and his blood pressure is down. Dorinda says John is gun-shy, since he doesn’t have a great track record with the ladies. She talks about Hannah moving out. Since she has a rule about not having sleepovers with kids around if you’re not married, this is exciting for John. I usually give John a “bleh,” but he seems almost tolerable.

Carole has two kittens and a dog, all named Baby. Bethenny says the creative juices are flowing, and Carole can write a novel, but can’t come up with three names for her pets. Carole says she and Adam are “shacking up.” Carole doesn’t want to look at it as living together, because it’s too serious. Adam is planning on getting his own place eventually. She asks about suckerfish Jason Hoppy, and Bethenny says she’s done; she’s not going on like this. She brings up Ramona talking about her daughter. She says she wishes Ramona well, but she’s hit the wall. Even if she made up with Ramona, they’d just end up in the same place again.

Sonja talks to her assistant about Tinsley seeing her friends more than her. She found out about the dinner, and some other thing, and wonders how to bring it up. Tinsley overhears. In her interview, Tinsley is shocked, since Sonja wanted her to go out with her friends. Tinsley comes in and tells Sonja about hearing what she said. They discuss who is close friends with who. Sonja says don’t make her feel bad, and Tinsley tells Sonja not to make her feel bad. In her interview, Tinsley wonders if because she’s staying in Hannah’s room, Sonja is treating her like a daughter, and telling her what to do. Sonja says it’s just a matter of etiquette, and she should have been invited; she’s hurt, not angry. She brings up her birthday. Tinsley says she gave Sonja a candle, but Sonja says that’s because she’d brought a man home, and that’s a no-no in her daughter’s room. Geez, Tinsley couldn’t even cough up a birthday gift for Sonja?

Next time, Carole’s Ramona-less election party, Carole ruins the surprise, and Ramona tells Sonja that they’re not friends.

🗽 Important news – Million Dollar Listing NYC begins on Thursday, May 29th at 9 pm.

🐎 I also can’t wait for Return to Amish, this Sunday night at 8 pm (TLC). Mary is my all time favorite reality show cast member. Aside from LVP, of course.

 

October 15, 2016 – GH is All About Morgan, Z Nation is All About 10K, Ryan is All About His Wedding & Quotes are What You Make of Them

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

General Hospital – Thursday

Michael listens to Morgan’s phone message from Kiki. He wanders around looking at family photos. Jason comes in. Michael tells Jason that both of his parents want to be alone, but Jason says he came to see Michael.

Jordan and Nathan go over the car bomb case. Jordan is hoping to find some kind of signature that leads them to who planted the bomb. Nathan suggests it might trace back to Sonny, and Jordan says he’d be living out his worst nightmare. Dante walks in.

Lulu visits Maxie who immediately launches into her plans for a New Year’s Eve wedding. Lulu starts to cry. She tells Maxie that Morgan is dead.

Nina has gotten flowers and a fruit basket to send to Sonny’s house, and tells Dillon it’s crazy to think fruit and flowers will help ease the pain of losing someone. Dillon says it’s just a gesture, a tribute to their loss. He tells her that Kiki was going to break up with Morgan to be with him, but now she’s pushing him away.

Franco comes home and finds Kiki sitting on the steps, holding her head and crying.

Nathan asks Dante if he’s sure he wants to be at work. Dante says he wants to find out who killed his brother. Jordan asks what if it leads back to his father, and he says he’ll recuse himself if that happens. TJ comes into the station.

Lulu tells Maxie that it was a car bomb. Maxie is stunned. She tells Lulu she’s sorry and hugs her.

Kiki says she went to Morgan’s house and she was going to dump him. Franco says she’s been unhappy with him for a long time. She says she was breaking up with him so she could be with Dillon. She blames herself, saying she’s not a decent person and doesn’t care about anyone else. Jason says he’s just checking in, and Michael wishes he’d done that with Morgan. He says it was his job to take care of Morgan and he wasn’t there when it mattered the most. Morgan was spiraling out of control and he wasn’t there to help him. He says he accused Sonny of it being his fault, when it’s really himself he should accuse.

TJ and Jordan take a walk. He says Molly is a mess because Morgan was more like a brother than a cousin. Jordan apologizes for taking him away, but she wanted to talk to him about who’s responsible for putting the bomb in Julian’s car. He asks about Sonny and she admits he’s the most likely suspect.

Dante tells Nathan that Morgan being dead doesn’t feel real. He says Morgan was working hard to put his life back on track, and he wasn’t there for him. He says he was too concerned about Sonny. He begged Sonny not to do anything after Julian’s acquittal, but he didn’t get through. He feels like a failure as a cop and a brother.

Maxie asks how Dante is doing and Lulu says he’s devastated. She says it doesn’t help that it looks like Sonny is the one who put the bomb in Julian’s car, and explains how it happened. She says no one warns you about how terrifying it is to be a parent, Maxie says Nathan is about to find out. Lulu asks if she’s prepared for the possibility. Maxie is hoping Charlotte isn’t his.

Dillon tells Nina that Kiki thinks she let Morgan down and that’s why he spiraled out of control. He says she doesn’t even want to be around him. Nina says deep down, she knows she needs him, and he has to make her see that.

Franco says breaking up with someone isn’t selfish. She says it’s the one thing Carly begged her not to do. She tells Franco that Morgan saw her with Dillon. She says he got it wrong that they were having sex, but they were kissing. She told Dillon that she’d been thinking about him since the Nurses Ball and she was going to break up with Morgan. She says she’s the reason Morgan was drinking. Franco explains that Morgan wasn’t thinking rationally because he was ill, and she can’t let this stop her from having a happy life. She tells Franco she needs to be alone. She gets up, and I can’t help but notice the great joggers she’s wearing.

Jason tells Michael that he didn’t neglect Morgan. Michael says he could have been a big brother, but he was wrapped up in his own life and didn’t see any signs of trouble. Jason reminds him that Sabrrrina just died. Yeah, Michael has been legitimately busy. Jason says he was there when Morgan was killed; he got him to stop, but no one could have done anything about the explosion. He says Morgan was the victim of terrible circumstances and Michael needs to stop blaming himself.

TJ says Jordan has no idea how much Sonny loved Morgan. She says she does. A parent’s job is to love and protect, and she almost lost TJ in the warehouse shootout thanks to Sonny. He says he forgives her for the past and hopes that she can do the same and forgive him.

Jason tells Michael that the way he’s thinking is a trap, and there’s a lot of blame to go around. He says Michael loved Morgan and was good to him. Michael says except for when he wasn’t, and talks about how angry he’d gotten with him. He says Morgan did stupid stuff, like kidnapping Avery (yeah, you know, stupid little things like that), and didn’t think things through. He relied on Michael for that. Jason says he was a grown man and we all make our own decisions. He says remember when Morgan came home from the hospital as a baby – Michael was the first one to hold him. Michael was the first one to give him love and acceptance, and when he screwed up, the first to forgive him. Jason tells him to stop blaming himself for something that wasn’t in his control, and to give himself credit for being the person Morgan loved and looked up to.

Dillon knocks on Kiki’s door. He says no pressure, she doesn’t have to let him in, but even if she wants to use him as a punching bag, whatever she needs, he’s there for her. He says he’s not going to leave. She doesn’t have to answer the door, he’ll sit out in the hallway so she can know she isn’t alone. He asks her to just let him know she hears him. She stops the music on her phone and goes to the door.

Maxie says if Charlotte turns out to be Nathan’s daughter, she’ll accept it and be supportive. Lulu says Charlotte would be lucky to have her as a stepmom. She asks where Charlotte is, and Maxie says Claudette put her somewhere safe because of a guy who’s after them. She says it’s someone Lulu knows too – Valentin Cassadine.

Nathan can’t imagine how Sonny must feel. Dante said if something happened to Rocco that was his fault, he couldn’t live. Nathan says he’s starting to know what it’s like, and he hasn’t even met his daughter. Claudette has come in with a child that looks exactly like her and says he has now. Because everyone is allowed to wander anywhere they like at the police station.

Claudette tells Charlotte to say hello to her dad. Nathan tells her it’s nice to meet her, but she’s not too responsive. He tells Claudette to give her time since he’s a stranger. He tells Charlotte that he’s excited to meet her. Claudette says she just had to make sure it was s-a-f-e. Charlotte goes to Nathan and hugs him. That didn’t take long. Claudette says she imagined this moment and that it looks happy and right. Dante tells him to take the rest of the day off. He asks Charlotte if they can spend some time together, and Claudette suggests feeding the ducks. He wants Charlotte to meet Maxie first.

Lulu says she can’t imagine what Charlotte went through with Valentin in the picture. Maxie says at least Claudette had the good sense to get her away from him. Lulu has to leave and tells Maxie she’s strong and can handle this. I just have to interject that when we met Valentin, he certainly didn’t act like this ruthless villain they’re talking about.

TJ tells Jordan about how he offered to drive Morgan anywhere he wanted, but Morgan saw the keys in Julian’s car. He thought he was getting through, when Morgan sucker punched him. He thinks he should have done something more, but Jordan says he did what he could and called the police.

Franco shows up at Nina’s office. She tells him about how she sent Dillon over to see Kiki. Franco is glad because he couldn’t get through to her. Nina tells him he’d be an amazing father.

Kiki tells Dillon that she knows he wants to help but seeing him doesn’t make her feel better. The last time she saw Morgan, they got in a fight about him. Dillon is perplexed and she tells him about how Morgan said she was making time for Dillon, but not him. She’s so weepy, I can barely understand what she’s saying. Michael listens outside the door. He comes in and asks her if she was breaking up with Morgan.

Michael says Morgan’s phone was recovered and he listened to her messages. He says there was a tone of her felling sorry for herself like she always does, and standing by someone with bipolar disease isn’t very fun. Morgan was desperate scared and needed her, but she was too busy screwing Dillon. He starts getting belligerent and loud and aggressive, and Dillon grabs him.

Franco says just because he gave Kiki a shoulder to cry on in her hour of need doesn’t mean he’d make a good father. Nina says your child is any child who loves you back. Or something like that.

Nathan comes home. Maxie is on the phone with Spinelli and says her good-byes. Nathan brings in Charlotte and introduces her. It might have been nice to give Maxie a heads up. Not too insensitive. I’m surprised at Nathan.

Lulu goes to the station and says she has to talk to Dante. She tells him about why Charlotte was kept away from Nathan. He says Claudette brought Charlotte to the station.

Dillon says Michael is grieving and he’s sorry, but that doesn’t give him the right to abuse Kiki. They almost come to blows and Kiki says she deserves it. Dillon says that’s not reality. She says she convinced herself that she was righteous and good in breaking up with Morgan before starting a relationship with Dillon. Well, yeah. She tells Dillon to go and not come back. She can’t look at him. What an idiot Michael is. I’ve never liked him. Dillon leaves. Michael and Kiki look at each other. She says she’s sorry. He says he’s sorry too. Moron. My ambivalence has turned to hate.

Jordan says Sonny planted the bomb and it’s tragic, but now TJ should understand what his life costs. She asks if he’s done with Sonny. He says he was the last person to see Morgan alive. Jordan says she’s there for him.

Dante says there was no excuse for Claudette keeping Nathan’s daughter from him. Lulu says the man Claudette was hiding her daughter from was Valentin.

Maxie asks if Charlotte would like cookies. She says yes, and Claudette says she had a bagel in the car. She thinks it was a mistake to come since Charlotte has to get comfortable with Nathan first. He says he doesn’t notice she’s distressed, and Claudette says shes quiet around new people. Claudette is looking stupid and contrary because Charlotte hardly seems shy around Maxie.

Maxie takes Nathan aside and tells him that she was fully prepared to welcome Charlotte into their lives, but now that she’s seen her, there’s no way she’s his daughter.

Nina says she’s investigating other avenues for a baby. Franco says the child will be lucky. She says she’d rather have gotten pregnant, but it wasn’t in the stars. Franco tells her that being a birth parent isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and sometimes that makes it worse,

Michael apologizes to Kiki. He says they can keep lashing out, but it’s not going to change things. “They?” Is this one of those “we were all drunk” statements? Seems to me he was the only one lashing. He says all they know for sure is that they’re going to be hurting for a long time. Get that man a psyche degree.

Next time, Claudette plays with Nathan, Scotty tells Julian he’s responsible, and Carly tells Sonny he’s responsible.

General Hospital – Friday

Maxie says she knows in her heart that Charlotte isn’t Nathan’s. Claudette hears her talking and says how dare she, but Maxie says how dare Claudette try to pass off Charlotte as Nathan’s daughter. She says there’s absolutely nothing of Nathan in her. Since the kid looks like a Claudette clone, I tend to agree, but that doesn’t mean she’s not his.

Sam meets Alexis at The Floating Rib. Sam says on the outside, Jason acts like everything is okay, but on the inside Morgan’s death has to be tearing him apart. They talk about the bomb being meant for Julian.

Julian drops off financials at Crimson. He tells Nina that Sonny ended up killing his own son and now he has to live with it.

Kristina tells Sonny she can’t believe Morgan is gone. She thought he would always be there. Josslyn comes downstairs. She says she keeps thinking she’ll wake up and it will just be a dream. She says she loved Morgan and Kristina says he loved her too. Kristina asks about Michael. He’s upstairs with Carly.

Carly tells Michael she doesn’t ever want him to think she takes him for granted. She’s going to get Josslyn and go back to her own place. Michael asks for how long, and says he’ll be supportive. He asks if she’s sure she wants to walk out, and she says she doesn’t have a choice.

Nathan tells Maxie to stop it. She says when Claudette stops trying to pass off her daughter as Nathan’s, she’ll stop calling her on it. Claudette says she doesn’t need Charlotte around Maxie and hustles her out the door. Maxie asks Nathan when he’s going to stop letting Claudette play him.

Scotty shows up at Crimson to get Julian. They leave and Curtis arrives. Nina asks if there’s any baby news. He says yes.

Scotty tells Julian that Carly can’t evict him, but that’s not his problem. Morgan is dead instead of him and Sonny is going to want revenge.

Michael tells Carly to make sure she’s doing the right thing. She says if she’d done the right thing, Morgan might still be alive. She begged Sonny to stop the retaliation of violence, but she couldn’t stop him and now Morgan is dead. Michael says Sonny told him he had nothing to do with it, but she says because of Sonny’s actions, Morgan is dead. She says she understands Sonny is Michael’s dad and he worked at getting the relationship back on track, but she can’t stay in the house another minute. He says they’ll get through it together.

Josslyn tells Kristina that Carly told her to stay in her room until she came to get her. Carly comes downstairs with her bag.

Nathan asks Maxie how she could do that in front of a child? Maxie tells him that if Claudette doesn’t want to be exposed as a liar and a fraud in front of her kid, she shouldn’t lie and perpetuate fraud in front of her kid. He tells her the paternity test isn’t at the top of his priority list. Maxie says he wants to believe Charlotte is his daughter regardless if it’s a lie.

Claudette tells Charlotte she’s going to get to know her dad and she can’t do anything to stop it.

Sam tells Alexis that Morgan saw the keys in the car, but no one knows if he knew that it was Julian’s car. She thinks it was just a horrible and strange coincidence. Alexis says the bomb wasn’t a coincidence, Sonny is behind it.

Julian tells Scotty he’s not worried about Sonny. Scotty says he should be, because Sonny wants him dead more than ever now. Scotty tells him there might be a way out of this for him.

Michael wants to take the girls to the park to play with Avery. Kristina wants to know what’s going on, but he hurries them out. Sonny asks Carly if she was leaving without saying anything. She says she was going to get Josslyn settled, then come say good-by. He says their boy just died. She says Sonny made a decision and now Morgan is dead. She says the pain and despair is going to be there forever, but there’s going to be one less consequence – her and Sonny.

Nathan says he’s been thinking it over for a long time. There’s a chance he could be Charlotte’s father. He’d never forgive himself if he lost her for good, and he needs Maxie to understand that. Maxie says if she’s really his daughter, she would have a stepdaughter that’s part him, and that would be a gift. She apologizes. He has no idea if this will smooth things over with Claudette, but Maxie says she has a solution.

Charlotte skips around the park. Claudette says it was worth it to do what she did to keep Charlotte safe. Nathan calls and Claudete says it’s not a good time. Nathan says listen and she won’t regret it.

Curtis says he can’t get Nina a baby. He says he feels terrible, but at the end of the day, they’re talking about a black market baby and it’s dangerous for both sides She asks for his research, but he doesn’t want to give it to her.

Scotty says it would be a lot harder for Sonny to kill Julian if Sonny is behind bars. He suggests proving that Sonny tried to have him killed.

Josslyn takes Avery – who is so big, she should be walking by now – to push her on the swings. Kristina asks Michael what his mom is doing to her dad.

Carly says that she told Sonny not to let his need for revenge have a hold on him. She tells him that she should have given him an ultimatum, but she stayed, and now Morgan is dead. Sonny says she and Griff convinced him and he called off the hit. Carly says it was too late. when he had his big epiphany, their son was already driving to his death, and now he’s asking her why she’s leaving. The doorbell rings.

Nell says she hopes she’s not interrupting. She tells Carly that people want to know what they can do. Carly says she hasn’t even made funeral arrangements. She says she doesn’t even know what to do, since their beautiful, passionate, erratic son was blown to bits. Sonny tries to comfort her, but she tells him not to touch her.

Claudette and Charlotte come back to Nathan’s. Maxie tells Charlotte that seeing her was more of a surprise than she expected and she snapped. Claudette asks if that’s what they’re calling crazy baseless accusations now, but Maxie ignores her, saying she was wrong and she’s sorry. Maxie says she’s happy to have Nathan’s daughter there. Charlotte – who I have to mention doesn’t seem to care what’s going on – goes off to play. Claudette tells Maxie that was nice, but she doesn’t believe it.

Sam says Morgan was just a kid and had his whole life ahead of him. She can’t say the same for Julian, who’s left a trail of broken lives and misery. She still doesn’t wish him dead though. Alexis says she doesn’t either.

Nina says she paid for the research, so she can do what she wants with it. Curtis says Nina will get caught and he’ll be the accessory. He wants to stay out of trouble, but he’s also her friend. He tells her to believe that he’s doing what’s best. Nina storms out and Julian asks Curtis whats up. Curtis says he had to turn down a job. Julian says he might have one for him. Don’t do it, Curtis.

Carly has nothing else to say. She walks out. Nell looks at their family photo and follows, leaving Sonny alone. He starts to cry. This dude is killing me.

Michael says Kristina doesn’t understand. Kristina says Julian is the one who went after both of her parents. She says their father was trying to do what the courts couldn’t, and everyone needs to stop blaming Sonny for Morgan’s death. Josslyn appears and asks why that would be happening.

Nathan shoves Claudette out into the hallway. He tells her he needs time with the daughter she kept from him. He says her, him and Maxie need to work together to keep Charlotte safe. Claudette says she realizes she did the right thing telling him and when he takes charge, it makes her believe everything will be okay. She tries to take his hand and there’s an awkward moment, but he goes back inside and she smirks.

Nell shows up at the park asking to take Avery back home to see her dad. She leaves with Avery, and Josslyn asks why Sonny is to blame. Kristina explains about the retaliation with Julian. Josslyn doesn’t want to believe Sonny planted the bomb, and wants to talk to Michael. Kristina leaves to check in with Molly. Josslyn asks Michael to tell her what he knows. He says Morgan stole Julian’s car but no one knows what really happened. She says he does and begs her to tell him. He says Julian has a lot of enemies and he doesn’t know for sure. He says Sonny didn’t sas it was him, but it could have been. She cries and asks how he could do that.

Julian wants proof on who put the bomb in his car. Curtis says the police are on it, but Julian scoffs. Curtis says he can personally vouch for the integrity of the commissioner. Julian says he wants to launch his own investigation. Curtis says he wants to get back on the force. Julian says if he finds out who planted the bomb, he’ll get back on the force. Julian gives him some payment figures like it’s a real estate transaction, and Curtis says he can’t promise anything, but he’ll be in touch.

Nell brings Avery back to Sonny’s.

Michael says the odds of Morgan stealing the car were a million to one. Josslyn says, but he did, and she hates Sonny now. Carly arrives and Josslyn runs to her. Kudos to the show for Carly looking like she’s been ugly crying like a real person. (And kudos to Laura Wright for letting them.)

Nathan has to get back to the station. Claudette says they have to go to. Maxie says maybe next time they can stay longer, and Claudette sarcastically says, here’s hoping. Out in the hallway Claudette says Nathan was right and Charlotte hugs Nathan.

Maxie makes a call and asks how long paternity test results take. She says she has a sample and looks at a juice box in a plastic bag.

Alexis says despite everything, she doesn’t want Julian dead. She cant hep thinking though, if Julian had died instead of Morgan, it would solve her problems.

Curtis asks Nina if she’s okay and they’re still good. She says she respects his position. She has to figure out what happens to her next. Curtis makes a call to TJ, leaving a message for hims to call back. It’s about Morgan.

Nina does some normal work. She sees the fruit basket has disappeared.

Josslyn tells Carly that Kristina told her what Sonny did. Carly says it’s awful, but they’ll get through it together. Josslyn says Morgan won’t. Good point. She says her dad never talks about hating Sonny, but when she mentions Sonny, he gets a look on his face. She says she just thought Sonny was kind of cold until Morgan died. Now she believes her dad was right about Sonny all along.

Sonny has to go out and Nell says she’ll watch Avery. Looking at Avery, Sonny looks almost happy for a moment. The phone rings. Sonny says to let him in. It’s Julian with a fruit basket. What a cheap b*st*rd.

On Monday, Sonny tells Julian to take his best shot, TJ and Curtis talk about the investigation, and Tracy blames Lucy for GH being on the chopping block.

Z Nation

10K is in the rapids. He periodically comes up for a breath. We see him doing a dead man’s float (ha-ha) and he hears a voice telling him to wake up. He emerges from calmer waters. And amazingly still has his backpack. He must be a New Yorker. Lily Tomlin once said being a New Yorker is always knowing where your purse is.

His backpack has the vials of booster shots he needs. He’s bleeding and crawls to the water, putting moss on the injury. He sees someone on the bridge. It’s Murphy’s Number One dude. He grabs his stuff and runs.

Murphy is trying to put Merch back together. one of his minions hands him her forearm. Another says she should have had more faith and didn’t deserve him. Murphy says everyone deserves him. He says they move forward. Merch chose her fate, but they can make different choices. He tells them to finish the moat, plant food, and live without fear.

One stays behind. He wants to thank Murphy. He says he was going to end it all and was without hope, but then Murphy came along. He leaves to help out with the moat.

10K continues through the woods. He hears growling sounds like a werewolf. He’s still bleeding and sees Number One.

Murphy says Merch wasn’t actually afraid of the zombies, so what was it. He wonders if something went wrong with the vaccine, like unexpected side-effects. He asks why she left him alone to do everything himself; he’s a savior, not a doctor. He wishes he knew what was going on in her head. He sees her exposed brain and almost takes a bite, but stops himself. He licks his lips.

Number One sees the blood by the water. He runs in the other direction, and 10K emerges from the water. 10K sees and upside down picnic table floating along and takes a ride on it. He flashes back to being chased by the zombies with 5K. He falls into a dream and calls out to 5K. He dreams of coming back the village and Red running into the zombie horde. Back on land, it starts to rain. He finds a grub to eat.

Murphy says, “To Z or not to Z; alas, poor doctor, I thought I knew you.” He says they were so close to his vision, not just for him, but for everyone. He says people found safety for the first time in years, maybe ever. He wonders why she would stop him from helping them. He says the truth is out there, and he’ll find the answer. He wonders if it’s in there, and looks at Merch’s brain.

10K hears a motorcycle. Then he’s on the motorcycle, and the driver is tied up. 10K takes off. He finds an abandoned building. A gun came with the bike, and he shoots some zombies. Is he counting again? He runs into a rope and gets knocked off the bike. Some people run to where he’s lying.

10K wakes up in Red’s arms. She kisses him. He’s dreaming. He’s chained to a car and some zombies come toward him. He fends one off and then tries to break the chain with his bare hands. He whacks a zombie in the face with a hubcap. He gets on top of the car. A zombie grabs the chain and pulls him off, but he kills it with a windshield wiper. He smashes another’s head with the hubcap and then uses it like a Frisbee and cuts another’s head off. He grabs a rat-tail comb from the car, and kills another. No rest for the wicked, here come some more.

Just as one gets close, it’s dispatched from behind. Number One tells the rest to get out. He patches 10K’s wound and sees a puncture. He says 10K stole the injectors and used them. He wants to know where Murphy’s medicine is. 10K says he was ambushed, and they took his bike and the medicine. Number One says they’re getting the medicine back and going back to Murphy.

Murphy examines Merch’s dismembered hand and does a palm reading. He wonders why she chose death over a long life. He sees a vial on the floor and realizes it’s the original vaccine and she took it before she entered the moat. He doesn’t think it makes sense that she’d want to die. He wonders if she was testing it on herself, and concludes it was an accident. Or was it? He sees needle marks on the wrist and knows she took it on purpose. It was the vaccine that was supposed to make her more human. Murphy realizes she must have given it to 10K as well. He wonders if it’s worse being him than being dead, and if she would rather not exist than be part of his world. He asks if there’s something wrong with him. He tells Merch to answer him.

10K sees a rock in the water. He whacks Nimber One in the head with it and runs. It doesn’t take long for Number One to get up again and follow. They run through the woods. 10K sees Red ahead of him. All of a sudden Number One can’t find him, and follows the blood trail. 10K falls. Man, I can’t take this. 10K sees Number One coming, and Number One asks how this running away is working for him. Okay, Dr. Phil. Murphy offered him peace and freedom, but he ran. Number One asks if 10K wants fear and pain, and pushes his thumb into 10K’s wound.

The two people who stopped 10K are in the woods. We hear the growling again and the man is attacked by something. I’m not so sure it’s zombies though. The girl gets away.

Number One tells 10K that Murphy has a plan to get the electricity and water running again. He says Murphy’s cure fixes everything, and how can he not want to be part of that? 10K says he knows Murphy too well. Number One says his daughter is still alive because of Murphy. 10K says he only feels this way because Murphy bit him, but he traded freedom for safety. Number One says he is free, and 10K says it’s not freedom, it’s brainwashing. Number One asks what 10K thinks was in the medicine, and 10K says his free will. Number One says it made him sick in the head, and that’s why Murphy sent him to get the vials back.

A creepy Sasquatch-looking zombie comes up and Number One lets it pass, but 10K bashes it with a rock,  even though his hands are bound. He falls and starts to crawl, and the zombie crawls after him. Number One says the world without Murphy is just more of this. He asks if 10K wants mercy and 10K says he doesn’t want to be afraid anymore. We think Number One is going to shoot 10K, but he shoots the zombie and tells 10K welcome back to sanity.

Murphy opens a safe and takes out some vials. He sees himself in a broken mirror. He wants to finish the plan and bring it to completion, even if he has to do it himself. He says, what else is new? and I know the feeling. He passes Merch’s exposed brain again and hesitates, but goes to his food tray. He goes through her notes, but doesn’t understand them. He looks at the two-tyned fork in his hand.

Number One and 10K find the bike, but there’s no backpack. They see a guy’s body, and 10K says there were two people who attacked him. Number One can’t tell if it was a zombie or animal attack. 10K sees Red again and Number One tells him to move it, it’s time to go home. A crow flies overhead. There are growls again and 10K takes off running.

The girl who was with the guy on the bike hides behind a tree. A creature is after her. Number One runs after 10K. 10K comes to the edge of a cliff.

Number One sees fur on a branch. He sees 10K’s jacket at the edge of the cliff. Red whispers to 10K to wake up. She tells him to be quiet. He sees a dead deer next to him. Number One thinks 10K is dead and leaves. Red tells 10K to run and leads him through the forest. The creature follows. 10K hears growling and rustling in the bushes. Red tells him to go back. He says no way. She pushes him and says they can’t leave. She says he has to save 5K, because “they” have him. 10K sees her sword on the ground.

10K continues on with the sword. He sees a pack of wolves surrounding something. He starts hacking at them. Lots of fur and blood flies. It also looks like there are zombies or people on the outskirts. When the wolves are dispatched, he sees 5K. He asks if the kid is okay, but he’s a little zombie, and 10K kills him. The wolves have turned into dead soldiers. 10K finds his backpack.

10K sees a sign for Spokane. He sees Red and turns to follow, but falls. He injects himself with one of the vials and has a seizure. He wakes with his head in Red’s lap. 5K joins them. All is happy. 5K tells them his dead zombie count. 10K thanks Red for saving him, and she says she’s not real. He says he doesn’t care and kisses her.

A shadow falls over a sleeping 10K.

Murphy suddenly understands all of Merch’s notes. Because he’s eating her brain. Number One comes back…alone. He tells Murphy that 10K is dead and he’s sorry. He thinks it was a pack of wolves, or zombies; whatever it was, it was fast. Murphy asks if he saw 10K die. He says no, and Murphy says then he’s not dead. He’ll be joining Roberta, and they’ll all come after them. He says prepare for an attack, siege, or both. The battle for humanity is about to begin, and he intends to win.

Next time, looks like an all Doc episode. Doc ends up in the Serenity Falls Institution for the Criminally Insane. And he’s in a straight jacket.

💍 Hope you caught Million Dollar Listing NY’s Ryan’s Wedding. If not, I’m sure Bravo will be rerunning it. It was fun to see Kevin Lee flutter around, directing things, and ending up with an assistant he hadn’t expected. Luis, now retired from real estate, added some Latin charm as well. The location in Greece was absolutely gorgeous, and Ryan almost bought one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen – complete with its own mini castle and infinity pool. While the wedding ceremony was awesome, the reception venue looked like something out of a fairy tale. Everyone went through a lot of angst to create the perfect day, and I was glad to see these two get a happy ending.

Quotes of the Week

We need a new brand of scotch. This taste’s like a poor man’s kilt.Alan Alda as Myles Clarkson in The Mephisto Waltz

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.Francois Rabelais

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.Julia Child