What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Anna talks to Finn on the phone. He’s back in Port Charles. So is she. They’re in bed together. I guess talking on the phone in close proximity is their new foreplay.
Alexis tells Sam that she’s officially disentangled from Aurora. Sam tells her that she has a new business going with Curtis. She believes a clean break is best for everyone. Alexis thinks she should have a clean break from all the relationships in her life. Sam asks if that’s because of her sessions with Doc, and Alexis says they’ve been eye opening. Sam asks if that’s in a good way, and Alexis says, it’s in an oh-boy-do-you-have-a-lot-of-work-to-do way.
At the PCPD, Chase looks through files sent to him by his old partner, Abby, and sees Nelle’s picture.
Nelle pushes her food away, telling Michael she’s not hungry. He asks what’s going on. She asks him if he remembers her telling him that she ran into someone she knew. It wasn’t a coincidence. They came to Port Charles to see her.
At the hospital, Elizabeth looks at a wedding magazine. Scotty asks if it’s going to be black tie or in-and-out Vegas style. She says somewhere in the middle. He asks where her sense of adventure is, but she thinks they’ve had enough. They’re keeping it simple. Just them, and the people they love most.
Franco tells Doc he wants to give Elizabeth the wedding of her dreams. She deserves more than he can give her. Doc asks what that looks like, but Franco doesn’t know if Elizabeth is an ice sculpture person. He doesn’t even know how he feels about fireworks and chocolate fountains. He tells Doc that there will be male strippers, but tasteful, nothing gaudy. Doc says, what? and Franco says Doc is his shrink; he’s supposed to be listening to him. Doc apologizes. His mind wandered to another patient. Franco acts shocked that Doc has other patients besides him.
Carly asks for a newspaper to see what’s going on at home, and gets a puzzle instead. Mary Pat says, this is home – for the foreseeable future at least. Mary Pat tells Jasper there’s something different about the new patient, and asks if he gave Carly her meds. Jasper says he did, but the dosage changed. Mary Pat wants to know on whose authority, and he says Dr. Collins. She says she’ll look into it. Jason pushes a custodial supply cart around, and acts like he’s mopping the floors.
Anna tells Finn that she doesn’t want to brag, but she thinks they’re both pretty good at it. Finn agrees. She says, it’s crazy, and he asks, which part? She says, all of it; him, her, them here being happy. He says it’s been a long strange journey, but they made it. His phone dings. Anna asks who he’s texting, and he says, Emma. Robin told her that they’re an item. Anna takes the phone, and scrolls through the texts. She reads that Emma could tell her grandma was lonely. Finn says that’s true-ish. She reads a thank you from Emma for making her grandma happy. He says she can argue that if she wants to, but they get busy again.
Chase remembers an interrogation room in Blue Cape, Maine. Nelle is brought in. There’s a filter on the camera, so everyone looks younger. He asks if she knows why she’s there. She says she lost the man she was in love with, and everyone thinks she’s responsible. She asks if she looks like a killer. In the present, he flips a quarter around his hand.
Nelle tells Michael the officer who investigated the accident is working for the PCPD. He swore he didn’t know she was living there. She tells him it’s Chase. He says Chase is Dante’s new partner, and she says, of course he is. Michael says he’s met him, and his first impression wasn’t great. The way Chase handled the situation with Mike didn’t sit well, although he helped people like Josslyn during the earthquake. Nelle says maybe he’s changed, but back then, he was as ambitious as they come. He did anything to get ahead. She remembers him telling her someone deliberately tampered with the kayak. She says it wasn’t her; she loved Zack. If he knows what that feels like, he’d know she’s innocent. Nelle tells Michael that he wanted a conviction.
Scotty tells Elizabeth that he has time left on his tux, and would like to get his money’s worth. He asks how things are going with Franco, and she says, never better. He says it must be nice to come out the other side.
Doc tells Franco that If anyone deserves a happily ever after, it’s them, which brings him to his wedding gift. Franco tells him about a crockpot he saw, but Doc was thinking about something more in his skill set that’s worth more than money. How about some free sessions with him? Franco was under the impression he was cured. Doc says he’s made enormous progress, but in cases of revelations like his, there can be aftershocks, set-backs, and things he can’t predict. He’d like to help them through that pro bono. Franco says Doc really likes him. Doc supposes he does. Franco thanks him, not just for the gift, but everything he’s done. Doc asks if he’s accepting, and Franco says he may be looney, but he’s not an idiot. But if Doc finds himself near Windom’s, the crockpot is only $39.99.
Mary Pat asks Carly how we’re feeling. She says, much better, and Mary Pat says it’s not so bad, is it? Carly agrees, and she says, that’s the spirit, Caroline. Carly quietly says, it’s Carly, but when Mary Pat asks what she said, Carly says, nothing. Mary Pat tells Jason he’s doing an excellent job. He’s all, yes, ma’am. He and Carly look at each other.
Anna tells Finn that she still has stuff to work through with Robin, and he says she will. She says she feels so much lighter; there are no secrets between them. She didn’t know it would be so freeing. This is the first relationship she’s had without holding back part of herself. He asks how it feels so far, and she says, amazing and scary. It’s uncharted territory. Finn says it is for him too, but they made it this far; they can figure it out. They kiss, and he asks if that was her. She says, no, and we assume one of them has cut the cheese, but he says her stomach is angry. They decide to get breakfast.
Alexis tells Sam that she barely knew her mom, and put her on a pedestal. She never thought about how her mother influenced her, and in not such a positive way. Sam says her relationship with Mikkos was not good. Maybe that’s why Alexis is drawn to dangerous men. Alexis says she’s repeating a literal pattern; choosing men who can’t give her what she needs. Sam says half the battle is recognizing the problem. Now she just has to fix it.
Chase looks at Nelle’s picture. In his memory, he asks Nelle whose idea it was to vacation in Maine. She says Maine was her idea, but Zack wanted to get out of Florida. His family can be possessive, and they look down on her. He wanted to put distance between them. Chase asks what about the kayaking, and she says it was her idea; she loves the water. She starts to cry, and he gives her some tissues. He asks if, when the kayak took on water, she tried to help Zack. She says, of course. She wanted him to get into her kayak, but the current was strong and the water was choppy, so she held out her oar. Abby is also there, and asks why she didn’t go in the water after him. Nelle says they both would have died. She was in an impossible situation. Either watch her fiancé drown, or drown with him. She asks what they would have done?
Michael tells Nelle that she doesn’t have to talk about it, but she wants him to hear the truth from her. In the interrogation room of the past, Chase asks why Zack changed his will before they went on vacation. Nelle says he insisted. He was furious with his family, the way they looked down on her. Chase asks if she tried to convince him otherwise. She says she tried, but he refused. He was loving and generous. How can you say no to a man like that? In the present, Michael says it sounds like Chase was hard on her. She says he has no idea.
Jason mops his way over to Carly, and asks if she’s okay. She says she should have listened to him. He says there’s no time for that, and she says it’s bad in there. He tells her not to think like that; she’ll panic. She knows what they want to hear. Say the words; play the part. She can do it. Carly calls Mary Pat over. She’s finished her puzzle, and asks if she can have a lanyard. She’s itching to make bracelet. Right. Like they’d give her a lanyard, when you’re not even allowed to have laces on your shoes.
Franco tells Elizabeth they’re getting therapy on the house. Doc says the gift is rather Franco-centric, but she says it’s the perfect gift for both of them. Doc says he’s looking forward to the wedding of the century. Scotty says, so much for simple.
Anna sees Alexis and Sam at the MetroCourt. They make small talk, and Anna wishes she and Robin lived in the same city. Alexis agrees that she’s lucky. Anna leaves, and Sam tells Alexis that was big of her. Alexis asks what Sam wanted her to do; she’s happy for them. She has bigger fish to fry than Finn. Sam says, cheers to that.
A Post-It note on Chase’s folder says, some cases are better left cold – Abby. He remembers Abby asking him if he’s going to charge Nelle. He tells her that his gut says she didn’t do it. Abby thinks she plays the helpless victim more than he realizes, but it’s his case; his call. He tells Nelle that she’s free to go. She thanks him for believing in her. He asks where she’ll go, and she says, probably back to Florida. It’s the only place she knows. At the PCPD, he looks at the folder some more, and sees a postcard from Florida.
Michael asks if Nelle walked away and never looked back. She says she tried not to, until Zack’s sister dug it up again. If it was all part of a sinister plan, wouldn’t she have waited until after the wedding? It doesn’t make sense. Michael says there’s no point in getting worked up. She tells him running into Chase shook her up a little. He asks if Maine was really the last place she saw him. She can trust him. At this point, they have no more secrets, right? She says she saw Chase again when he followed her to Florida. We see Chase in a hotel room. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Nelle. They smile at each other. At the MetroCourt, Nelle pulls back from Michael.
Michael asks what Nelle thought when Chase reached out. She says she didn’t know what to think. Zack’s family was accusing her of murder, and threatening a lawsuit. She was helpless and alone when he came to see her. At the hotel room, Nelle tells Chase that she should have called first, and asks what he’s doing in Florida. He says he doesn’t like to see an innocent person suffer for something they didn’t do. He asks if Zack’s family is still hounding her, and she says, all day, every day. Knowing she has his support helps. She asks how long he’ll be there, and he says, as long as she needs him. They kiss. At the MetroCourt, Michael asks if he… She says no; it was consensual. She was drowning. She knows it’s a poor choice of words, but it’s the truth. He was her lifeline. She knew something was off, and it was a mistake, but she grabbed on with both hands. I’m thinking that’s a poor choice of words too. Ha-ha.
Chase looks at the postcard. He remembers the same scene in the hotel from his point of view. He answers the door, and says he thought they were meeting at the diner. Nelle says she couldn’t wait to see him. He’s only wearing a towel, and she promises not to peek. She tells him Zack’s family is still hounding her, and she says they can’t stand trash like her with the country club crowd. He says she’s not trash. She kisses him. In the present, he rips up the postcard.
Anna texts Finn not to come down, but when the elevator doors open, he’s there. She thinks The Floating Rib might be a better choice. He sees Alexis and agrees. She sees he’s texting Felicia, and grabs the phone from him, asking, what is this?
Mary Pat sees Doc. She says she’s glad he’s there. She understands he altered Caroline’s medication. He says that’s his prerogative as her doctor. She says he might have considered running it by her first, but he says, with all due respect, he doesn’t run anything by her about his patients. How he treats them is between him and them. She says then he leaves and she’s stuck with the mess. Jason hears everything.
Doc tells Mary Pat that he’s not following. He asks if there’s been a problem this morning, and she says nothing she can’t handle. He says if there’s any change, to let him know. Until then, he’s confident the dosage is correct. Doc sits with Carly, and she thanks him for dealing with it; she feels better. He says it’s good to see her out and about. She adds, and lucid. He tells her she’s on the right track. Stay the course, and he’ll be able to approve her release soon. He asks if there’s anything he can get for her, but she says she has everything she needs. She looks at Jason.
Elizabeth tells Scotty that Franco thinks he owes her a huge extravaganza, but in truth, all she wants is him, her boys, and her friends. Franco says she’s perfect, and Scotty says, pretty damn close. She says has to say that; he’s her father-in-law. He says, not yet, but soon. She and Franco start kissing, and Scotty tells them there’s a broom closet around the corner. They ignore him, and continue to kiss.
Sam wishes Alexis had the chance to know her mother. Alexis does too. She wishes she’d been able to raise Sam, but Sam says she didn’t turn out bad. Alexis says she turned out great; probably better than if she’d raised her. Sam sees the watch, and asks if it’s new. Alexis explains that it’s her mom’s watch, and Valentin gave it to her. Mikkos had given it to her mother, probably as an apology for something horrible that he did. Sam asks if it’s part of Alexis rediscovering her past, and she says Valentin told her it showed how much her parents loved each other. Sam suggests it’s his way of playing mind games. Alexis considered giving it away, but can’t seem to let it go.
At The Floating Rib, Finn tells Anna the last thing he wants, is to rub Alexis’s nose in it. Anna suggests a trip. He asks if she means him and her, and she says, no; her and the bartender. She thinks if they go outside of Port Charles, they can find their place. They throw out ideas, but it seems like they’ve both been everywhere.
Chase closes the folder, and flips the quarter. He remembers he and Nelle in bed getting busy, and then getting busier. He tells Nelle that he’ll take care of everything.
Nelle tells Michael that Chase promised to help protect her. Instead, he became obsessed. What if he’s there to finish what he started?
Scotty leaves. Franco asks Elizabeth to reassure him for the last time that she’s okay without her family at the wedding. She says everyone she cares about will be there, and she’s glad his therapist is coming. He says Doc will keep him sane, but she says, not too. She likes a little crazy. He thinks he can handle that. We see him sending private messages on MyFace to her family members.
Finn says, Detroit, and Anna says she’s never been. He tells her to put it on the list. She says she likes cars, and he says he likes Motown. He says it’s unfamiliar, but nice, having a meal in a pub with no eminent danger and no emergencies. A busboy drops a tub of dishes behind him. Finn gets a text, and starts laughing. Anna says she’s not even asking who it is; who is it? He tells her that Mac is really funny.
Alexis tells Sam that Valentin also gave her a picture of her mom wearing the watch. She thinks Mikkos might have taken it. She looks a bit like Sam, and doesn’t look like victim, but like her mom.
Nelle remembers the afterglow with Chase, saying they have to choose to trust each other. She complains that the room is hot and she’s thirsty. He offers to get her something from the diner. She says she’s not going anywhere. When he leaves, she takes out her phone and makes a call. She says she’s a concerned citizen who wants to report some inappropriate behavior of an officer. In the present, she smiles.
Chase finds Michael sitting on his desk, and asks what he thinks he’s doing. Michael says he could ask Chase the same thing. Nelle says he’s stalking her. Is he?
Carly asks if Doc can have her moved to a more mellow wing. He says unfortunately, it’s overcrowded, and the only available room is in the super max wing. She tells him that’s what Mary Pat said, and he promises as soon as there’s a bed available, she’ll be moved to the main wing. She thanks him for checking on her. He says he’ll be back soon.
Doc sees Jason and says his name. Mary Pat and Jasper notice. Jason and Doc look at each other.
Tomorrow, David tries to hire Alexis, Jason tells Carly things will be better now, and Michael confronts Chase.
The Haves and The Have Nots
Benny gets the gun, and bar dude falls to the ground. Dude asks Benny not to kill him and to take his wallet. Benny doesn’t want his wallet, and dude asks what he does want. Benny says he didn’t do this, and dude says he believes him, like he’d be saying anything else at this point. Benny puts the gun down, repeats that he didn’t do this, and jets.
RJ (since it’s become clear that’s his name, I’m going with it) wants to talk to Candace. He tells her that Rocky gave her up. He saw him talking to that guy, saying she had pictures taken of the screen. He knows she’s avoiding Rocky. Candace says he’s sneaky, but RJ says he’s clever like she is. He wants her to teach him how to be as good as she is in bed. She says she’s a woman, and he says, who better to show him? She suggests he find an older woman at the bar. As a matter-of-fact, she has an assignment for him that will be worth his while. Dance for her, and keep her drunk. He can sleep with her if he wants to. He’d rather sleep with Candace, but she says, when he grows up. She’ll text the address. She tells him not to drug her. The old bitch might die. He says if it’s a guy, he’s coming right back.
Jim sees Oscar in the Artisian lobby, and asks where his money is. Oscar says they have a problem. It wasn’t sent to his account. He had it sent to the account Jim gave him, but then Candace – Jim says, Candace Young? Oscar says she somehow switched it. Jim says he looks nervous, and Oscar says he’s sorry. Jim doesn’t want to hear sorry; he wants to hear how it got into her account. Oscar explains she drugged him, he overdosed, and when he came to, it was gone. Jim says, Candace has his son’s entire inheritance? and Oscar says he’ll get it back. Jim smiles, and tells Oscar not pay attention to his demeanor, but what he’s saying. That bitch conned him once before, and he swore it would never happen again. Oscar has twenty-four hours to get the money. Oscar says he can’t, and Jim says, then he and that bitch are dead. Jim acts like they’ve just been telling jokes, says, I love ya, Oscar, and leaves.
Benny meets Mitch, who had a date, and is now waiting for his ass. Benny says something bad happened. He went to give Mitch’s uncle the money back. Mitch asks if he was threatened, but Benny says he’s dead. He didn’t do it though. He went to the bar, and he was lying on the ground, bleeding. Mitch says, Uncle Vinnie? surprising me, since I didn’t realize the drug dealer was also Uncle Vinnie. Hanna hears them arguing. Mitch says he told Benny not to borrow the money. Mitch leaves, and Benny goes inside.
Hanna asks what Benny did. He says, nothing, and she tells him to stop lying. He says he doesn’t want ot upset her, but Hanna says she’s already upset. She says, it’s the money he had; she felt in her spirit it wasn’t right. She asks how he got it, and he says he borrowed it from Mitch’s family to get a truck, but then he didn’t want it. She asks why not, and he says because they’re in a bad business. He thought about it and wanted to give it back. He went to the bar, and Mitch’s uncle was dead, but he didn’t do it; he swears. Hanna tells him that he needs a lawyer. Benny says a dude saw, and started shooting at him. They wrestled, and he took the gun and ran. Hanna asks the Lord to help her. She’s going to get Benny some help. Benny says Veronica got him off before, but Hanna’s not calling her; she’s going to Kathryn. Benny says he got himself in this mess; he’s getting himself out. Hanna wonders why won’t he ever listen, and he says he’s sorry, but he’s going.
Vernonia flips through a magazine, when there’s a knock at the door. She thinks it’s Derek, and says she knows he changed his mind. Who could turn this down? She opens the door, and RJ walks in, saying Candace sent him to keep her company. She doesn’t think so, but he says he could use a drink, and takes hers. She asks how old he is, and he says, old enough to drink. She laughs, saying she sent a school boy over. RJ says he’s twenty-five. Veronica says she has a son a little older, and he thinks it should be fun for her. He suggests some music, but she needs him to leave. He tells her that she needs to be entertained, but she says she’s a grown ass woman, and nothing he can do – He opens his shirt. She looks at his abs and thinks it could be interesting.
There’s a knock at David’s door. He tells Erica that he’s sick of her. They go downstairs, but it’s Jim. Jim says, that bitch is up to it again. She took the money. He sees Erica, and says, oh, David has a whore here. David says, she’s not a damn whore, and tells him to watch himself. Jim says, sorry; she doesn’t look like a whore. Erica excuses herself, and goes back upstairs. David tells Jim to apologize, and asks, what the hell is his problem? Jim says Candace got to Oscar, and then got to him. She took Wyatt’s inheritance. He says, that bitch is dead. David says it doesn’t sound like Oscar. He’s been working with him a long time. Jim says ex-cons are all the same, and he sure as hell did something. David says he could bury Oscar and he knows it; Oscar wouldn’t cross him. David says he’ll call Oscar in the morning, but Jim says he won’t be breathing; call now. He gave Jim some bullsh*t story about Candace drugging him. David thinks it’s plausible, but Jim wonders how Candace could have the passwords. David says she can be resourceful. Jim insists she and Oscar are in this together, and David says, fine; he’ll call.
Erica calls Candace, telling her that Jim is there, and they’re talking about her. Jim wants to kill her, and said she and Oscar are working together. Candace hangs up, and Erica calls her a bitch. We should have a drinking game with that word tonight.
David thanks Oscar. He tells Jim that he believes him. Jim says he doesn’t, but David says he jumps to conclusions, and passes over clues. The money was wired into the Cryer Company account with Benefit and Trust. Jim says, Lloyd. He calls Lloyd, telling him to get his fat sweaty ass up and talk to him. He asks if Lloyd opened a Cryer Company account, and finds out Veronica told him to set it up. David is like, what the hell…? Jim asks if any money was wired in or out. Lloyd doesn’t think so, but goes to check. David says Veronica and Candace are like oil and water.
Erica calls Candace back. Candace tells her, call again, and she’s coming over there. Erica says she’ll want to hear this. Jim called the bank, and found out about Veronica opening the Cryer account. Lloyd is checking on the money wire. She tells Candace she’s just trying to help, and Candace tells her to shut her mouth and listen to what they’re saying.
Jim discovers the money was wired yesterday, then wired out a few hours later. He asks who owns the account. It’s an LLC, and he asks who the members are. Lloyd says, Candace Young. Lloyd wonders why he didn’t see it, and Jim says, because he’s an idiot. Lloyd tells him the money was wired to the personal account of Benjamin Young. Jim says that’s just great. He hangs up and asks if David knows anything about this.
Erica tells Candace that they know the money was sent to Benny.
Veronica thinks she should have been divorced a long time ago. RJ is surprised she’s divorced and lives like this. Damn. He took care of her. She says his age and ignorance are showing. He doesn’t think a woman can have all this on her own? He says not where he’s from. She asks where that is, and he says, Douglas, Ohio, where the women depend on men. Veronica says, welcome to her world; she’s her own woman. He asks if men depend on her, and she wonders if he’s looking for a sugar mama. She says, better keep looking. He tells her, she says that now, and she says, and she’ll keep saying it. There’s a knock at the door, and RJ asks if he should hide. Veronica laughs, and says she told him she runs this. She opens the door. It’s Benny, who needs to talk to her. RJ asks if that’s his cue to leave, but Veronica says it’s his cue to go upstairs and wait. She kisses him, and calls him little boy.
Veronica asks what Benny wants. He says he’s in deep, and needs a lawyer. She says to tell her, and he starts giving her the story, but she says, no. Tell her how sorry he is for disrespecting her with Melissa. He says he really is sorry. He explains that he borrowed money from a guy, and went to a bar. Upstairs, RJ looks around, and pockets some jewelry while he swills champagne from the bottle. He looks in Veronica’s closet, and steals a few more pieces. He finds a safe, and feels around it, but it has a keypad and alarm. He lies on the bed and laughs. He’s going to get all this bitch’s money.
Charles asks Landon, what if he moved to Savannah? He doesn’t want to go back to Detroit. Landon says Candace is there, and Charles says, that too. Landon doesn’t think he should do it. She’s a powder keg looking for a spark; his heart can’t be trusted and she can’t be trusted, especially after losing her son. Charles says maybe why he should go. He likes her, and asks if they can make it happen. Landon says, okay, and Charles points out that it’s the only way see her without raising suspicion. He tells Landon to set it up. Landon starts to help him off with his shoes, and Charles asks what he’s doing. Landon says everyone is going to be bending over backwards for him, and he should get used to it. He’s going to be great. Charles appreciates it, but Landon says he does it because he wants to. Charles asks Landon if he’s never had a woman who’s driven him crazy, and Landon tells him, can’t say that he has. Ha-ha! Charles feels sorry for him. Landon suggests a drink, staying up late, and watching cable news, but Charles wants to take it easy tonight.
Benny swears that’s what happened, and Veronica says he just gets into more and more sh*t. He tells her that he doesn’t need a lecture, and asks if she can help. She says she can, and he knows what she likes. He says, it’s serious, and she says, so is she. She tells him to take his clothes off. He asks if she’s kidding; she has a boy upstairs. She says maybe she wants them both. If a man can do it, she can’t see what the problem is. Benny says all she does is compete with men. She asks if the police came to see him, and he says, not yet. She asks if there was any surveillance, and he says there was a camera there. She tells him to go home and go to bed. The longer he sits there, the hornier she gets. She loves the bachelorette life. She says the police around there don’t work that fast, and tells Benny to go home. He heads for the door, and she says, this is when he’s supposed to say, thank you, Veronica for always helping me. He says he appreciates her being there for him. She says to tell his triflin’-ass mother that she said hi. She laughs and asks, where are you, little man boy? She has some stuff to show him. She goes upstairs.
Hanna goes to Kathryn’s house. She tells Kathryn that it’s her son. She doesn’t know why this keeps happening. Benny borrowed money from a gangster, and when he went to give it back, he found a dead man. Kathryn asks where it happened, and Hanna says some bar. She needs a lawyer. Kathryn says she’ll handle it; Marty will help her. Hanna knows Benny didn’t kill that man, and Kathryn asks what she meant by gangster. Hanna says, Mitch Malone’s family. Kathryn asks if Benny told her exactly what happened, but Hanna says, no. He wants to call Veronica, but she’s not dealing with that devil. Kathryn says sometimes it’s better to deal with the devil you know; she’s the best. Is she willing to gamble Benny’s future? Hanna says she’s not using her. Kathryn says Benny is an adult; it’s his decision. Hanna says, it’s too much. Kathryn hugs her, and says she can stay there, but Hanna has to go home. Kathryn promises to call Marty in the morning, and have him call Hanna, but if Benny signed with Veronica, there’s nothing she can do about it. Jim walks in, and Hanna leaves.
Jim asks what that was about, and Kathryn says Hanna’s son; he’s in some trouble. Jim says, you bet he is. Candace took the money. Kathryn wonders how the hell she did that, and asks if he’s still messing with her. Jim says she got it from the guy he hired to recover it. He says he’ll take care of it, and asks what Hanna was doing there. Kathryn tells him that Benny was driving under the influence, and got arrested. She said she’d call Marty. Jim asks if Benny is in jail; he needs to talk to him. Candace put the money in his name. Kathryn guesses he’ll have to wait until Benny gets out.
Jeffrey comes to Wyatt’s condo, and tells him, come on. Wyatt asks where they’re going, and Jeffrey says, to a facility. Wyatt says he’s not going, but Jeffrey says, too late; he already called. Wyatt is a danger to himself. They’re outside, and he can either come voluntarily, or they’re coming in and getting him. He’s suicidal. Wyatt says, they wouldn’t do that, and Jeffrey says, it’s done. Wyatt says he killed a man in a bar. He was trying to kill Wyatt. Jeffrey says he needs to contact the police; it was self-defense. Wyatt says, a guy is dead. Tell the doctors downstairs that he’s not going to rehab. Jeffrey calls, and tells them to come up and take him. Wyatt says Jeffrey is supposed to be his friend. Jeffrey says, he is. That’s why he’s doing it. Wyatt says Jeffrey is worse than his parents. There’s a knock at the door. Justin comes in. Well, we weren’t expecting him.
Jeffrey says he told Justin to stop following him. Justin claims he was just making sure Jeffrey was all right. He heard them yelling. Jeffrey says he’s not supposed to be there. The medical team comes in, saying they know Wyatt wants to do harm to himself. Jeffrey says, yes. Wyatt says they’re taking him against his will, and Jeffrey tells him, it’s done; don’t fight. Wyatt struggles with them all the way out the door, grabbing on to the frame like Sylvester the cat.
Jeffrey tells Justin he shouldn’t have come, and to go home. He doesn’t want to see him. Justin tells Jeffrey, please don’t say that. Jeffrey makes him crazy. Jeffrey tells Justin that he said to go home – now. He’s sick of looking at Justin’s face. Justin says his home is wherever Jeffrey is.
Justin pulls out two guns, pointing one at Jeffrey’s head, and the other at his own. He says, if he can’t have Jeffrey, no one will.
Next time, Hanna confronts Benny, Kathryn wants Wyatt to have consequences, and Mitch’s family is ready to go to war.
Below Deck Mediterranean
Conrad and Hannah kiss at the club, while Brooke sits outside, bummed. Adam asks if she wants alone time, and tells her not to let her emotions get the best of her. He tells her that she can cry on his shirt; it’s polyester. She thinks he’s nice, and he says ditto. In his interview, he says she’s beautiful and sweet, but not his type. It’s time to go back to the boat. João tells Kasey that she’s a flirt. Conrad and Hannah continue to make out on the bus. Colin says João is macking with everybody. Shouldn’t that be, making on? Kasey wants a guy who won’t take no for an answer, like her dad did with her mom.
Back on the boat, Hannah flashes Conrad. They sit on deck and drink some more. He says emotions are new to him. Brooke stuffs her face with who knows what in the galley. Hannah says she’s not supposed to like Conrad like this, and he says him neither.
It’s 7:30 am in Naples. In his interview, Conrad says he’s breaking every rule he has. He just wants to have fun. He knows they snogged everywhere, and Hannah is like, we did? He liked a girl on his first boat, and regretted not telling her. He doesn’t want that to happen again. Brooke tells the others she told Adam she liked him, and feels like a d*ck. In her interview, she says she needs to relax.
Jamie tells us that if she’s having a good day, it’s because she had chocolate milk. It’s her happy place. Hannah asks the stews to be super careful with the laundry, since there’s a bunch of pink stuff.
It’s preference sheet meeting time. Derrek and Iliana are on board. He’s an executive recruiter, and they’re thanking the couples that are coming along for their friendship. They’re open to anything the chef prepares. In his interview, Adam says it sounds incredible on paper, but has PTSD from the last charter. It says they might bring fun things from home. Whatever that means. Captain Sandy is excited. João tells Kasey that if she needs someone to tell anyone eff off, he’s her man.
Hannah has a meeting with the stews, and tells them they need to get Kasey up to speed, so she’s not woken up to make coffee. She asks if Kasey feels confident. It said on her resume that she’d done silver service. Kasey says she never actually did that. Hannah leaves to get the resume. In her interview, Brooke wonders how she thought she’d get away with it. She’d hate to be Kasey right now. Brooke explains silver service is fine dining. Hannah brings her resume in, and goes over some of it. Apparently, her barista training consisted of turning on a coffee machine. She doesn’t remember ever doing silver service. In her interview, she says she gave her resume to a friend to polish. She didn’t know they’d made it so high end. It made her look like a super human, and she isn’t. Hannah says she assumed Kasey could do it. Kasey says she takes responsibility, and Hannah says she feels stupid and lied to. Kasey says she didn’t know it said that, and Hannah says it’s her responsibility for what’s on the CV (which, I assume, is yacht speak for resume). Hannah says she’s in the middle of the season with a stew who doesn’t know how to make coffee. I know how it is to give your resume a boost. I walked by one once becomes familiar with. But you’d better be able to catch on quickly if you do that.
Colin calls his mom. He tells her the food is different from nana’s, and he likes New York pizza better than the pizza in Italy. In his interview, he tells us that he only lives a few blocks from his mom.
Hannah goes to the bridge. She tells Captain Sandy that something wasn’t making sense with Kasey from start, and her CV is a lie. She explains barista training as opening a thing, putting in a pod, and pressing a button. She doesn’t know what silver service is. In her interview, Hannah says lying is fire-able offense. The captain suggests they get through the charter, then deal with it. In her interview, Captain Sandy says third stew is an entry level position. Hannah should have trained her properly by now. How can she when she’s doing both jobs?
Hannah tells Conrad about Kasey lying. Conrad says she’s effing done. He thinks she’s getting a helluva lesson. He tells João that she lied on her CV. Captain Sandy tells everyone to get uniformed up. The guests arrive, and are welcomed to the boat. Champagne is served, and the tour is given. Adam asks Brooke for first impressions. She thinks they’re genuine. She wishes she could avoid Adam, but can’t on a boat. The anchor is released, and we’re on our way.
The guests say it’s phenomenal, so we’re off to a good start. The captain wants everything secure because of the wind. João complains that Conrad has no checklist, and he’s waiting for Conrad to screw up.
Today’s lunch is extreme salad, and garlic lemon chicken. Kasey has a headache. João offers to put covers up for lunch. Captain Sandy thinks he has initiative and will be a leader. Lunch is served. There’s also poached lobster tails and herbed potato salad. They tell Adam to do what he wants for dinner.
The swells are down, and anchor is dropped. Derrek has brought a blow-up bull for the water. We all think he said pole. The captain tells Conrad to be more on deck, and less about Hannah or he’s going to piss her off. She says he has his nose up Hannah’s butt. Colin rides the bull. Adam tells Kasey she’s a New Yorker; she’s got this. In his interview, Adam says, you’ve got to fake it till you make it. That’s all she was trying to do. The guests play in the water. The bull stands alone.
The table is set amid blue gems and coral. Adam says for the guests to trust him, lights a fire under his ass. Kasey says she might have only done day charters, but she thought an entry level position on a super yacht couldn’t be harder. She has a psychology degree. Hannah points out her cleaning mistakes. In her interview, Hannah says private charters have a high standard, and she’s not really cutting it. Kasey thinks she’s doing it fine. Hannah says she was hired under false pretenses. Get up to speed or fired.
The guests are restoring Adam’s faith in humanity. He’s making seared tuna so good, it’s insane, along with crispy wontons made with love. One of the guests starts helping to clear the table. Hannah begs him not to, but he says he does it at home – and laundry. He follows her to galley, and she tells him that he’s not at home; he’s on holiday. Brooke tells Adam that a guest is helping Hannah. He says he needs the time during plate clearing to plate the next course, and Hannah did nothing to prevent the guests from screwing him up. She tells him about it, and laughs. He says it’s effing annoying.
The next meal is a seafood extravaganza of mussels, clams, prawns, and local fish over spaghetti. I am dying. Conrad says a lie has consequences. João says he took opportunities where he could by faking it, but if you get caught not being able to make it, you’re screwed. Adam makes carrot cake, and Hannah calls it a cookie thingy. Adam thinks she’s more distracted than usual. He’s going to lose his sh*t if presents as cookie thingy.
The guests turn in. Conrad goes to Hannah’s bunk. Kasey looks over her duties.
Kasey thinks she’s on the verge of being fired. João says while a couple of things on her resume weren’t true, they should have been checked. She thinks a chief stew can have her fired, but she can’t without Captain Sandy giving her okay. In his interview, he says it’s a misconception that someone one step above you can get you fired. If the captain is happy with your work, you stay. The anchor is in the pocket, and we’re on our way to Capri. Brooke is having tea. She’s going to chill out in her room after her cry. João doesn’t want her to ignore him.
The guests take pictures. Hannah tells Brooke that she’s going to Capri, and Conrad tells Jamie she can go too. It’s so beautiful, I wish I could come along, but only if there was a Star Trek transporter, since I hate the process of traveling. Jamie says the view, culture, and people are unbelievable and stunning.
Kasey asks Captain Sandy how to make her coffee. In her interview, Kasey says she wants to keep her job. If it means kissing up, that’s what she’ll do. The deckhands struggle with the slide. Colin says it’s the worst invention in the history of life. There’s too much rubber and too many hoses. He says he sounds like he’s describing a sex scene. João says he’s used this kind of slide before, but Conrad is getting pissed off. Conrad tells João if he disagrees, just go with it. In his interview, João says Conrad’s ego doesn’t want to look undermined. If he doesn’t want him to make his job easier, he won’t.
Iliana says she’s not leaving, and I don’t blame her. Captain Sandy is happy with how and how much João is working. In his interview, he says that’s all that matters. Kasey vacuums the bridge. We never saw that on Star Trek. Back on the boat, drinks are served, and the toys are in the water. The table is all mauve and candles and ruffles João doesn’t want Brooke to have the wrong impression. She says he didn’t remember telling her that they had chemistry. He wants to start over, and asks if they can get together on their off time. She agrees.
Adam thought he couldn’t do anything right until these amazing guests showed up. Now he’s getting his mojo back. Dinner is New York strip and many delicious vegetables: tiny roasted potatoes, creamed spinach, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. That same dude starts clearing. Hannah is like, no, and takes the dishes from him. Adam tells her dessert is not close to being ready, and to say no; it’s her job. She says, sorry, but he’s sick of excuses. She tried to physically him, but there was nothing she could do. Adam says it’s never her fault. Kasey whines about minute details she might overlook, João tells her keep on keepin’ on, and smile. They flirt, and Jamie wishes they’d please stop.
Hannah gives the guests a shot, saying it’s a palate cleanser before dessert, which is key lime pie. Adam visits, and gets lots of complements. Conrad laughs over size of a wine glasses. Hannah wonders how he can make her smile when she’s having such a sh*t day? Kasey says Operation Kiss-up to Sandy is still underway, as she cleans the captain’s cabin. Captain Sandy say Kasey has come a long way; she’s impressed. Hannah mumbles that she’s f-ing dumb. Hannah feels taken advantage of and lied to. Captain Sandy explains that she doesn’t play favorites, but rewards initiative. She tells Conrad to take over the anchor, and calls João to the bridge.
She’s letting João drive them out. The captain shows him nautical stuff, and tells him he’s in charge. In his interview, Conrad says João must have golden bollocks. All he does is get praised. João jokes that he’s the captain, and he’s living the dream, as Conrad takes out the garbage.
Next time, Brooke asks where she stands with João, guests celebrate their 10th anniversary, Hannah is frustrated, and João is an a-hole again.
❓ Question Mark Over My Head…
Big Brother is apparently coming up to its 20th season. How could this happen? It’s one of the few reality shows I can’t seem to make myself watch. I’ve tried, but it’s a no.
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