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June 5, 2018 – Drew Changes His Mind (Again), David’s House is Bugged, Kosher Honey, Scrubz Success & I Need Sleep

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Diane talks to Sonny about Carly’s medication. She says it’s Exhibit A. The more medication she’s on, the better. Jason says he’s still looking for proof of her innocence. Diane asks if he has any, and he says, no. She says then there is no evidence. Sonny says, good.

Alexis looks at Mikkos’s picture. Sam comes by, bringing snacks. Alexis asks if they’re having an impromptu movie night. Sam says she needs her advice, and Alexis says she doesn’t have to bribe her with snacks. She asks what’s going on, and Sam says it’s about her divorce.

Kim goes to Drew’s office, but he’s not there. She sees the assembly flyer on his desk, and picks it up. She notices the DNR underneath, and wonders what he’s thinking. I wonder how every stranger that walks by is allowed to root through your office at Aurora.

Lulu tells Dante that he should be impressed. She waited to watch the latest episode of House Hunters International, although she did break open the wine. He tells her that the WSB is breathing down their necks. Lulu says she heard Jordan’s head is on the chopping block. He asks who told her that, and she says an unnamed source in Ned’s office. He asks if his wife or a reporter was doing the asking.

Diane tells Sonny that the trial starts tomorrow. Jason wants more time, but she says she pushed to have it earlier. Sonny says the sooner she’s in Shadybrook, the better. Jason says the sooner he proves her innocence, the better (which is apparently the phrase of the day). Diane says he doesn’t have much time to spin it. Jason tells them that Spinelli has been working night and day. Carly didn’t imagine any of it; she’s not crazy, and Nelle’s fall was an accident. Diane says because of an altercation over a baby blanket that no one saw, and Nelle says doesn’t exist. He can’t prove that, but she can prove Carly’s irrational behavior, and doesn’t need his help to do it.

Lulu tells Dante that got off on the wrong foot, and asks him to sit with her and have a glass of wine. Dante says it’s been a long day, and she says he can talk to her. He asks if she means as his wife, not a journalist. He says Henrik/Peter was behind bars, and now he’s gone; it’s demoralizing. Lulu doesn’t think he’s gone; not the way he left things with Maxie. Dante asks if she thinks he’ll want to make amends, and she says he cares what Maxie thinks. She believes he cared about her. Dante says Lulu doesn’t know a damn thing except the lies Peter fed her.

Felix and Stella have a drink at The Floating Rib. She asks how Mike is, and Felix says Mike cleaned him out at checkers; he’s a shark. Stella says he’s got skills to spare and charm to match. Felix says he put on quite a show at the Nurses’ Ball. Stella says Alzheimer’s is taking its toll, but he’s still in there. He’s a good man, and deserves his dignity. She’s grateful Felix is giving him that. Felix asks if it’s just him, or is Mike a special case? She says Mike has certain flair. He reminds her of someone she used to know. Felix asks about Curtis getting married to the commissioner, and she says the talk about her nephew’s engagement, the better. Jordan and Curtis walk in.

Alexis asks what Sam wants. She says she’s ready to leave Aurora, and wants Drew to have it. Alexis says leaving and signing away a valuable asset are two different things. Sam says they acquired the company together because they wanted to run it together. They’re not together anymore, and she wants him to have her half. Alexis points out that the company was purchased with Jason’s money. Sam says technically. Alexis says the deal was, they could both pay him back long term at zero interest. Jason did it for her. If he’d thought it was just for Drew, he might have sold the company outright. He might object if believes Drew is getting to reclaim the asset. Sam says Jason wouldn’t do that, but Alexis says Diane would. They’re not talking about a couch, and she’ll look out for his best interests. It’s a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Why should Drew get it? Sam says, Drew wants it, and she doesn’t anymore.

Drew’s assistant finds Kim in his office. She tells Kim that Drew is out, but she can leave a message. Kim says she can’t wait. She has to stop him from doing something dangerous. Drew walks in.

Diane asks Jason about the phone calls. He says Dante traced them, and they can prove they came from a pay phone close to where Morgan died. At first, they were hang ups. Then, on Valentine’s Day, Carly heard a guy say, I’m here. Nelle was using Carly’s grief to lure her only yards away from where her son died. Diane asks, how? and Jason says she heard an explosion. Diane asks if he found any evidence, and Jason says, no, because Nelle was playing a recording. She says it’s speculation. He insists it happened. Nelle made the calls, and has been torturing Carly, and he should have seen it.

Sam tells Alexis that she’s financially independent, and doesn’t need the company. She doesn’t want Drew to worry about paying it back, and would rather have a clean break. Alexis says she’s giving up a lot to achieve it, but Sam thinks it’s worth it. It’s better than dragging things out, like… Alexis asks, what? Sam tells her, nothing, but then says, like her and Julian. Alexis wishes she could say Sam was wrong. After the Nurses’ Ball fiasco, Julian was concerned, and made sure she got home. He came back the next day. Alexis says, nothing happened; just a moment, but it’s when she decided she needed therapy. She called Doc. She tells Sam it was just one kiss, and she stopped it; it’s not happening again. She went to see Doc because she can’t take it; the endless loop of her life, and how she keeps repeating the pattern of picking men who are horrible for her.

Drew asks Kim what’s up. She says, him first. She asks about the DNR, questioning there being no attempt to save his life, and just pulling the plug. He asks if she has the habit of going through people’s desks (thank you). She says she came to talk him, and thought he’d already gone. She wants him to think about Oscar. Does he have any idea what Oscar has to lose? He’s just getting to know his father. The procedure is risky, even if he has the flash drive, but he doesn’t. Drew says it’s not going to happen. He’s not going through with it.

Lulu tells Dante obviously, she went over his head with the Peter/Faison thing, and has been apologizing every day. She asks if he’s never made a mistake, and he says not one that resulted in… She tells him to say it; he’s never gotten anyone killed. He says that wasn’t her fault, but she gets so focused she doesn’t consider the consequences. She asks if he’s saying he doesn’t like the way she does her job. He says she doesn’t think things through. She wonders if he’s going to criticize her parenting or wifely duties, but he says he’s just having a conversation, and she’s making him sound like an ass. She says he’s making it really easy. He says he loves her, but doesn’t love her job or what it’s doing to her.

Diane asks if Carly said she found Morgan’s scarf or one that looked like it? Jason says Nelle found a scarf like Morgan’s, tore it, put blood stains and dirt on it, and left it on Carly’s desk. She asks if he saw it, and he says he didn’t because Nelle pulled the fire alarm and it was gone when they came back in. Diane says, again, it’s speculation. He says Nelle was Carly’s assistant. She knows the floor plan, and could avoid the security cameras. He bets that the fire alarm that was pulled is on the same floor as Carly’s office. He adds that Carly had a picture of Morgan wearing the scarf on her desk. Diane says, assuming he’s right, and Nelle orchestrated an elaborate scheme, that would be motive for shoving her down the stairs. He’ll be proving the DA’s case for her.

Lulu says the simple solution is her quitting her job, but Dante isn’t telling her to do that. He just wants her to include him. She asks if the same transparency goes for him. If she includes him on her assignments, he should do the same for her. He says it’s not a fair comparison. He took an oath. She has a code of standards where she should be vetting sources. She’s been a reporter less than six months. Maybe she should take a step back. She says it sounds like quitting. If she did that, she’d only resent him, and it won’t fix the problem.

Curtis tells Jordan that Stella is there, and she asks if running is an option. He says whatever she wants, but she thinks the only way to deal with it is to deal with it. Felix asks if they’d care to join the table, and Curtis thinks it’s a great way to celebrate. Felix tells him that his proposal gutsy and romantic, and congratulates them. Jordan is glad he didn’t slice her in half or make her disappear. Stella knows a good performance, and says his was the best at the Ball. She can’t wait to see what’s next. She toasts to what’s in store.

Kim is surprised Drew isn’t getting the procedure. Drew says it’s thanks to Oscar. She asks if he told Oscar, and he says Oscar doesn’t need to know. He came by to drop off the info about the awards ceremony, and they started talking about Josslyn, Carly being in jail, and how happy he is with the family. He realized that it would be selfish to go through the procedure. As much as he hates having Jason’s memories, he’s not risking his life. Kim thinks it’s the right decision, especially since Oscar needs him more than ever. Drew asks, why?

Alexis tells Sam that her behavior is no mystery; it’s classic. her father didn’t care about her, so she compulsively choose men like him because of unfinished business. She can name it, but can’t fix it. She wants someone to fix her. Doc is going to unpack her emotional baggage, starting with her father, which shouldn’t take long. She barely knew Mikkos. He was distant, intimidating, and had no interest in her. Sam looks at his picture. Alexis says except one time, when she was pregnant with Sam, he intervened. She thought maybe he did care, and was just afraid of what Helena would do, but if the most he could do was to protect her once, what kind of father was he? Sam says they both have a lot to figure out. Alexis says she never thought about him – it was profoundly upsetting – but she’d like to know if there was a sliver of good in him. Sam wonders how she can find out; he’s been dead since the 80s. Alexis says she has a way. Sam asks how many people could be around who knew him, and the doorbell rings. It’s Valentin, and Sam asks Alexis to please tell her that’s not who’s going to help her.

Sonny says he hates Nelle, but the last thing he wants is for Carly to go to prison. Jason wants to prove Nelle is a liar, but Diane says they don’t have it. At least six people, one of them Carly’s mother, heard Carly threaten Nelle. Jason says, fine. He saw Carly today, and they talked about her plea. He told her not to plead insanity.

Alexis tells Sam that Valentin is her historian, and Sam says Luke is more trustworthy. Valentin asks if it’s a bad time. Alexis says, no, and Sam says, it is, and he says he’s getting mixed signals. Sam wants Alexis to understand who she’s dealing with; Valentin and Peter are working together. He’s the one who stood by and watched Peter destroy lives. Valentin says he’s known Peter since child, and Sam says, when he handed Peter over to Faison to get revenge on Anna. Alexis is puzzled, and Sam says Peter is Anna’s son with Faison. She gave him up for adoption, and Valentin tracked the adoptive family down, making them hand Peter over. If he’s willing to be that vile and selfish to a child, imagine what he can do to her?

Lulu tells Dante that he needs to figure out how to find a way to get rid of his anger. She knows she’s not invincible. She did get in over her head with Faison, and let Peter manipulate her. Dante was suspicious, but she didn’t listen to him. Peter told her what she wanted to hear. She trusted him, but she’s not naïve anymore; her eyes are opened. Dante says, next time, some information might be helpful if there’s a police investigation. She says if she’s aware of anything pertinent, she’ll share it with her husband. He says, not the cop?

Kim says Oscar is in the throes of young adulthood. He has a good head on his shoulders, but he’s still figuring things out, and needs guidance. Oscar shows up, and seems miffed that Kim is there. She says she came to tell his dad about the award ceremony. Oscar says he told her that he was going to do that. She says he told her that he was going to clean his room, and she still can’t see the floor. Drew says Oscar is going to be an intern there, and Kim says, so she won’t have him on her hands the whole summer, glued to TV with a phone in his hand? She suggests they celebrate with ribs, and invites Drew along. She says, the night is young; it’s too early to call it quits.

Sonny can’t believe Jason told Carly to change her plea, and Diane says, there goes her defense strategy. Jason says she’s sticking to the plea. She said the same thing about there being more motive. She’d rather do a few months than risk being found guilty. Diane says it makes her nervous the other way. Carly is behaving rationally, and she’s trying to prove Carly is anything but. Sonny says she won’t have to go to prison; that’s what matters. Jason says she’ll be admitting to pushing Nelle and jeopardizing her grandchild. She’ll have to live with it for the rest of her life, when it didn’t happen.

Jordan and Stella are left alone at the table. Stella looks at Jordan’s ring, and asks if she’s pleased. Jordan says, very. Almost as pleased as she was to get Stella’s blessing. She knows things between them need to be repaired, but she’s not giving up. Stella tells her not to pressure herself. Things work out if they’re meant to.

At the bar, Drew congratulates Curtis. Curtis tells Drew that he was talking to Sam. She wants to get back into the PI business, and he suggested they partner up. There’s nothing solid, but he thinks it’s going to happen, and wants him to be aware. Drew thinks it’s a good move. There’s no one better. Curtis doesn’t want it to come between them, but Drew says, they’re good.

Valentin says he’s not denying delivering the baby to Faison, but he’s regretted every day since. Sam asks if that’s why he helped Peter escape, but Valentin says Peter pushed him into the cell and locked it. He has a better question. Why were the security cameras disabled, and where was the guard? She doesn’t have to answer. Valentin shows Alexis an envelope, saying it’s the initial payment from his primary source. It’s about Mikkos, and he thinks it will be valuable. Sam says Alexis doesn’t have to do this, but Alexis says, it’s the only option, but she will consider the source. Sam tells her to be careful. She tells Valentin that he has a lot of enemies. If he does anything to hurt Alexis, she’ll be his worst one.

Dante tells Lulu that they’re back to where they started. He can’t look other way if something is unethical. Lulu says they’ll figure it out together. It’s called compromise, and it’s what marriage is about. Dante says, why not? They’ve worked well together in the past. They seal the deal with a kiss.

Diane says Jason should be pleased that Carly is pleading not guilty, but he thinks they should be proving she’s innocent. Diane says she can present facts. She can’t prove Carly is innocent. Jason says, but she can prove Carly is insane? Diane says, no; not in her right mind, but she’ll need him to attest that there were no visible signs of a break-in, and that there were signs Carly was losing her grip. Jason says she wasn’t. Diane says if he says that Carly is responsible for her actions, and she gets convicted, how will he feel? He tells her not to call him then, but she says she doesn’t have a choice. Sonny asks Jason what Carly said when he saw her. Jason tells him that she said she’s going to do this and needs him to back her. Sonny says, then back her. Jason says he’s not going to lie and say Carly is crazy, because she’s not. Sonny glares at him.

Dante and Lulu make out on the couch. Lulu thinks they still have it, but they’ll know for sure next time their jobs cross paths. Dante says they’re off to a good start.

Jordan and Curtis are at the table alone. Curtis asks if Jordan is pleased at how things turned out, and she hopes it’s okay at the wedding. They just have to set a date. Stella sits with Kim, and asks about one of her clients. Kim says they’re doing great, and compliments Curtis on the great proposal; it was one for the ages. Stella says, enjoy while it lasts. Not every engagement ends in a wedding. A lot can happen in between now and then.

Oscar and Drew play pool. Drew tells Oscar to always ask for more work; it shows initiative and gives you more experience. Oscar promises he won’t take advantage of being the boss’s son. Drew says he started it for his family.

Sam brings a box to Drew’s office. His assistant, who must be getting tired of this constant traffic, says Drew left a while ago. Sam asks her to make sure he gets this, and gives her an envelope.

Alexis gives Valentin some paperwork, and says in the event of a tragedy, the bulk of his assets will go to Charlotte. He thanks her, and tells her that he’s given her the initial payment, but there’s more where that comes from. He’ll hand it over once the change is complete. She tells him that she’s changed her mind; she doesn’t want his help. He tells her if she changes her mind, she knows where to find him. She says she doesn’t want the envelope, and he tells her to throw it away.

When Valentin is gone, Alexis puts the envelope in the fireplace. She strikes a match, but just stands there with it, aflame in her hand.

Tomorrow, Obrecht tells Peter they have an eventful morning ahead, Carly asks whose testimony they need to worry about, and Nelle tells Michael that she’s being called to testify against Carly.

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, Veronica had just walked in on Justin and Jeffrey getting busy at David’s condo.

Veronica’s eyes practically pop out, and she says she’s going to be sick. Jeffrey says, good. She’d hoped he’d changed. He’d hoped she did. He tells her to get her ass out of there. She’s shocked he’d do this disgusting act in front of her. He says he didn’t know she was there, but if she wants to stay, they’re going to continue. She says he’s really like this, and he says, yes, he’s gay; where has she been his whole life? She doesn’t know what to say. Justin suggests goodbye and I laugh. She thinks Justin is making him like this, but Jeffrey says he was born this way, and get her ass out. She’s done all the damage she can do. She says she came to help him, but he says, no, she didn’t. She says she came out of the kindness of her heart, but he says she doesn’t have any. She brought the affidavit for him to sign, and he asks if it’s the one where he’s supposed to give up Benny. She thinks he must be screwing Benny too. What she just witnessed – that’s it. She asks what’s wrong with him? He says he put knife in her one time, and asks if she wants to try again. She says, this girl (meaning Justin) is making him bold. Jeffrey says she’s making him bold. He’s sick of her. She begs him to come home, and then starts screaming her head off. She asks him to come, but he just sits there. She says she can fix this, and leaves, shutting the door behind her.

Landon goes over the schedule with Charles. He asks if Charles is okay, and Charles says, yes. He tells Charles he’ll be good at this, but Charles says, it’s sleeping alone. All he can think about is Candace. Landon wonders what the hell she did to him. Charles asks if Landon never had a crazy crush. He doesn’t know what it is. There’s the sex, but there’s also something he can’t explain. He knows she’s bad for him, but doesn’t care. Landon knows that feeling. Charles says he wants her here and now. They can clean her up, and he knows he can make her happy. Landon says, if Charles says so, and asks if he’s sure. Charles isn’t ready to give up on her, and asks if they can set it up. Make sure every scheme she’s running, fails. Landon says he’ll get his team on it. He’ll have to go old school on this one. Whatever that means.

Jeffrey tells Justin to stop for a minute. Justin says Veronica makes him crazy. Jeffrey wonders how she knew they were there, and Justin says she’s probably having him followed. He tells Jeffrey to relax. He’s here for him. Jeffrey asks who Justin thinks he is to him, but Justin thinks Jeffrey should answer that. Jeffrey refuses, and Justin says that Jeffrey is his. Jeffrey says he already told Justin that he isn’t, and thinks he should leave. He says it’s a mistake. He had a weak moment, and they had sex; that’s it. Justin says he’s not leaving – ever. Jeffrey says he’s not scared of Justin, and to stop with the threats. Justin says it’s not a threat. He’s gone too far, and given up so much. He can’t go back now. Whether Jeffrey wants to admit it or not, they’re together for life. Justin says he’ll make dinner.

Since I can find no info whatsoever on this character, we’ll call him LJ – for his alias Leslie Jackmore. LJ is in hotel room of the guy he picked up in the bar. He tells dude to turn around and bend over. When he does, LJ takes his wallet. He looks at the ID, and sees dude works at a college. Dude asks what LJ wants, and LJ says that’s a loaded question. Dude asks if his evil bitch wife is doing this, and LJ says, no, the evil bitch is him. He wants all dude’s money, and his watch. Dude says his father gave it to him (reminding me of Bob Balaban in Midnight Cowboy). LJ says he guesses he’s dude’s daddy now. Dude threatens to go to the police, but LJ says he’ll claim dude tried to rape him and took advantage. Dude is going to take the cards that LJ is letting him have, and get him ten grand. Dude says he’s not from there, but LJ tells him to figure it out quick. He takes dude’s ID, saying If he doesn’t, he’ll be on the news for taking advantage of a young kid. Dude says she really wanted it, but LJ says, not today, and leaves.

Oscar’s phone rings. It’s Jim, who says the money isn’t in his account. Oscar says, it is; he’s looking at the confirm. Jim doesn’t give a rat’s ass; he has no money. Oscar asks if Jim is playing games to get out of giving him the commission. Jim asks for the number, and Oscar says, it’s the Cryer Company. Jim says that’s not the account number he sent, and tells Oscar to check his text. Oscar says, sh*t; he’s right. He’ll have to call the bank and try to sort it out. Jim says he’d better do it now. Oscar wonders what the Cryer Company is. Jim doesn’t know, but it’s not his. Oscar hangs up and says, dammit! That’s what Candace was doing. Yep.

Kathryn tells Jim they need to talk about Wyatt. He says they always need to talk about Wyatt. They tried to cover up his crime, and he turned on them. Now that they have his money, he’s going to be madder. Jim says they can’t cover it up; he needs to pay for this. These are Malones, and they’ll kill him. Kathryn asks who the Malones are (really? and she’s from a prominent family?), and Jim says, the mob; they’re not playing around. These people don’t give a second chance. Wyatt is as good as dead. Kathryn says she’ll talk to him, and try to reach him. Jim says she’s been trying for twenty-seven years; good luck. She says he’s her only living child. She has to try. Jim says Wyatt is his only living child too. He tells her to knock herself out, but not to get her hopes up. She says she always has hope.

Hanna and Derek finish watching a movie. She says, good choice, and thanks him for dinner. He asks if she’s putting him out. She says it wasn’t planned, and she has work to do. He tells her it’s hard to leave. He doesn’t know what it is, but it’s like he knows her, and don’t act like she doesn’t feel it. She says she’s enjoying him, but they agreed to take it slow. She kisses him goodbye, and Benny walks in, saying, not this again. Derek leaves, and Hanna tells Benny he has business upstairs. Benny says Hanna let he stay, but Hanna says he shouldn’t have brought her. He’s too old to be laying with a girl and letting go. He says she’s too old to have a dude slobbering over her. He doesn’t like Derek. Hanna says he wouldn’t like anyone she dated, and go deal with Melissa. There’s a knock at the door.

Candace asks if she’s here, and suggests she and Benny talk outside. He tells her there’s no need, and she can talk in front of their mom. She says she wants to stop, but she needs to talk in private. Hanna says Benny will just tell her anyway, but leaves. Candace says Benny is the only one she trusts. She needs him to hold some money in his account. Hers is being watched, and she has to move it; it’s legit. He asks if she means like his tow yard and house were legit. He knows it’s one of her tricks and he’ll regret it, but says, fine. She says it’s a few thousand, and to text the number. He tells her that he has $85 in there, and needs it. She promises not to take it, and he texts the number.

Hanna comes back and asks what Candace wanted, but Benny says, nothing important. He asks for the car. Hanna says as soon as he tells her, and he says he’ll call Mitch. She tells him he has to do something about this girl. He slept with her, she’s pregnant and put out; he’s not leaving her on the street. He says it’s not his baby or problem. Melissa is suddenly there, and says, that’s right; she’s not. Hanna says she’s not a problem; she’s in a situation. Benny asks why Hanna is being nice to her, and Hanna makes him apologize. She says he will help her, because someone did for them when she was pregnant with him. A stranger helped until she got on her feet, and they’re going to help Melissa. Melissa doesn’t mean to be a burden. Hanna says she’s not, and they’ll figure it out when Benny gets back. Benny drops the loan shark money he’s been carrying, and Hanna wants to know where he got it. Melissa says it’s hers; she didn’t want Veronica to take it, so she gave it to Benny to hold. Hanna says she can get a place then. Melissa says she can, and Benny hands her the money. As soon as Hanna is gone, Melissa teases him, saying she’s not giving it back, but she does. He says when he gets back, they’ll look into getting her a place. She calls him big daddy, and says he’s got enough money.

On the phone with the bank, Wyatt says they’re supposed to protect his money. There’s a knock at the door, and Kathryn comes in. She sees he hasn’t calmed down. She tells him that his father has the money; it’s for his own good. He’s incapable of handling it. He’s high and angry; let them help him. He says they’re going to jail. He’s testifying against them. She says he left a man dead in a bar. Wyatt says he’ll tell the police that his dad covered it up. If he goes down, so does Jim. Kathryn asks why he can’t pull it together, and he says it’s because his parents try to control him. Kathryn says they’re trying to help, and he says, then give him the money. She refuses, and he tells her for his sake, and Amanda’s, she should leave. He wishes the cancer had killed her. She asks how he knew, and he says he knows a lot of things. If he can’t bury them in prison, he’ll kill them. She says he doesn’t mean that, and he tells her to stay there and see. She walks out, and he says, don’t come back.

There’s a knock at Candace’s door. It’s Gia, followed by Rocky and LJ, Rocky says they shouldn’t be seen together. Candace says she knows that; that’s why they’re in the room. She tells them she’s getting out of the game. Rocky says she started it, but she says she can’t do it forever. She came up. Rocky asks, how, and she says it’s not their concern. Gia asks what she’s supposed to do; Candace taught her how to do what she does. Candace tells them to keep doing what she taught them. Make it bigger, and grow it. That’s it; she’s out. She tells them to keep the money from last time, and Rocky says she really must have come up. LJ asks how they can follow in her footsteps. Candace tells Gia that Jim is a sure thing; the well runs deep with money. Work it; stick with him. LJ isn’t down with the guys, and she says he must know plenty of women; older, desperate, rich, and lonely. Make this make sense. She tells them to leave now, but she’ll always be there for information. LJ says they had something going; they were making real money. She tells him to pace himself. Impatience is his problem. When Gia and LJ are gone, Rocky says they were in this together, and he wants his cut. She says he took a picture. How much does he think it’s worth? Thirty bucks?  He says she’s really going to be like this, and she says she is. She tells him to get out, and make sure don’t say a word. She asks if his visa is still intact. She says they’re hustlers. There’s no honor in the game. Rocky says he’ll remember that. When she’s alone, Candace says, she’s out.

David and Erika say a bunch of boring stuff. She tells him she needs a break. She’s had more sex in the past week than in her entire life. It’s been good, but too much. He tells her that he’s sorry. The only woman he’s ever been with is – Erika says, don’t say her name; she’ll appear. He says, that woman is the only one he’s been this intimate with, but she’s different, better. He tells her to hold on, and goes downstairs. Erika follows.

David says he needs to check something. He feels around the furniture and knickknacks, and pulls something out of a vase. Erika asks if it’s a bug, and he says it is, and it’s not the only one. He keeps checking, and finds two more. Erika wonders if there are any others, and he says, possibly. Erika says, she’s ruthless; he knows how to pick them. He says he picked her, but she’s the right one. He says they’re probably being listened to, and Erika prompts him to go upstairs. He thought she needed a break, but she says it’s never too much when she’s with him. They hear an explosion out front.

Outside, both cars are on fire. Erika says, she’s really insane, and David says, she doesn’t know the half of it. Veronica drives away, and Erica calls the fire department.

Benny goes to the dive bar, and sees the dead dealer on the floor. He asks if the guy is all right, but a dude comes out, and says they’re not open until seven. He asks what Benny is doing there, and sees the dead guy. Benny says he didn’t do it. The guy pulls out a gun, telling him not to move. He’s calling the police.

Next time, Oscar confronts Candace, Justin threatens Jeffrey, and Veronica comes on to Derek. No, Derek, no.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy says Hannah isn’t being fair, doing preference sheets for the next charter, while there are still guests on board from this one. Hannah tells her that she was up until four getting the dents and dirt from the guests’ heels out of the carpet. She promises she’s trying her best, and leaves in tears. In her interview, the captain says the client is paying money for the full attention of the crew. Breakfast is cleared, and the garbage is taken out. Hannah cries in the bathroom. In her interview, she says to be spoken to that way after 18-hour days, and provisioning when she should be sleeping, is bullsh*t.

The guests get ready to leave. Hannah tells the stews to strip the beds when they’re gone. One guest wonders why her stuff isn’t fitting in the suitcase now. I identify, but that’s usually because I bought a bunch of crap. Captain Sandy calls the crew to the deck for goodbyes. In her interview, Captain Sandy says Jennifer didn’t complain, but she must have noticed breakfast service was bad. Jennifer says they had a good time, even if she didn’t get to see Sandy drive. She gives the captain an envelope, and it’s twenty minutes to the tip meeting.

The captain says she usually starts on a high note; however, this was the worst breakfast service ever in her experience on charters. She tells Adam is was thirty minutes before she got her omelet, and she didn’t get her toast until after sh was finished. Breakfast is the start of the day, and sets the mood for the client. In her interview, Hannah thinks Captain Sandy is frustrated because she didn’t get to drive the boat, and show her friends what she could do. Adam says, what about the dinner, but the captain isn’t having it. In his interview, Adam says he carried the charter, and a piece of toast negated twenty-eight meals. We see the mass quantity of things he had to cook and bake. The captain says it was the deck, as well as the interior. Not having the tender was a big one. She doesn’t want to have to tell Conrad what he needs to do. The tip is 12,000 euros. I miss how much that is each because my mind goes blank when she says euros.

On the bridge, Adam tells Captain Sandy that it has nothing to do with him; the toast was ready. She asks if he didn’t get the order, and he says they were coming late. Hannah overhears, and says it’s a crock of sh*t. If Adam is going to throw the interior under the bus, she’ll throw him twice as fast, and he’ll be hit twice as hard. The captain tells Adam that he took it personally. It’s not like she said he sucked at making toast. The crew cleans up. Conrad tells Kasey about his scars and injuries, because she likes scars. Adam says he has some from chicken pox.

The crew gets ready to go out. Cool. Here’s where they get drunk and stupid. They go to a sushi place. Brooke almost mistakes soy sauce for a shot. João swills wine, while saying as long as he sticks to gin and tonics, he’ll remember everything. In her interview, Kasey says he’s flirting with her and Brooke, but she keeps thinking of the guy he could be. Well, move on from those thoughts, because he’s not going to be. Adam says it’s a good restaurant; the service is excellent. Hannah excuses herself, annoyed by his comment.

Conrad follows Hannah, who tells him about Adam lying to the captain, and calling him rude and disrespectful. She says she’s letting it go or it will be an issue next charter. In her interview, she says she picks her battles with Adam. We find out Kasey plays the violin. João says he likes both Brooke and Kasey. Outside, Conrad tells Hannah about his father who was an example of what not to be. He blamed Conrad for the marital problems with Conrad’s stepmother. He and Hannah hug, and they go back in. The crew goes back to the boat. What? No drunken nightmarish rants?

Hannah sits on the deck, and Conrad joins her. They agree they like talking to each other. In his interview, Conrad says he sees another side to Hannah. It’s soft and nice, but you don’t screw the crew. She asks if they’re buddies, and he says he likes her. He takes a while to warm up. He kisses her on the cheek and hugs her; then moves in for a real kiss. I dunno. This could end badly.

Kasey says leaving the dock is her make it or break it moment. If she gets sick, she’ll have to leave, even though she doesn’t want to. Kasey calls João a wild card, and he calls her a mind f*ck. Brooke likes him, but sees them flirting. She reminds herself that she said she needed space, whether she half-meant it or not. Hannah tells Kasey not to put her delicates in the dryer again. Oh hell no.

The primary’s name is Honey, and she’s having a birthday with her closest friends and family. She’s kosher, and Adam says kosher meat is super expensive. It’s not just a diet, it’s a diet and religion. Honey also wants a Great Gatsby themed party. The guests are all big tequila drinkers, and have requested 1942. I wouldn’t know one tequila from another, since I hate tequila. The usual water toys are requested as well. Supplies are ordered and picked up. Hannah thinks the guests will be high maintenance, and she doesn’t trust vegans. One is vegan, and she doesn’t trust vegans. João asks Kasey if Jamie is helping her, but she hasn’t seen Jamie. Apparently, she overslept, so he hunts her down and gets on her for not working when rest of them are, telling her that she has an attitude problem. He says if Conrad isn’t there, he needs to know what she’s doing. In her interview, she wishes instead of being cocky, he’d just find her and tell her that she’s needed. She forgets, that would be the mature thing.

Brooke says she’s a hopeless romantic. I have to say it – and Kasey is just hopeless. BA-DUM-CHH! Brooke’s grandparents were married at sixteen, and have been together for a million years. Jamie cries on the dock, and Hannah sits by her. She’d been talking to her mom on the phone, and tells Hannah that she tries so hard. Hannah says she’s superwoman, and saved her ass. In her interview, Jamie says being the only female, it’s hard to keep up with the egos. Her parents run an auto shop together, and she says the workers still only went to her father when they had questions. Hannah gives her a hug, and tells her how great she is, and not to let anyone tell her different.

Hannah tells Conrad about the incident, that Jamie accidentally fell asleep, and João acted like an ass. The meat is delivered. In his interview, Adam says he once had a kosher guest who insisted that all meat products be removed from boat. The meat was worth a lot of money, and this has him nervous. Brooke reads out loud from a romance story. Conrad talks to João and Jamie. João whines that Jamie slept in extra, and Conrad says in the future, come to him. João is there to make sure the work gets done when Conrad isn’t around, but he’s not to tell someone off. Conrad is the one who dishes out the sh*t, João says Conrad talks about the hierarchy, but he doesn’t give João the status when he’s off the boat. Brooke is excited about Conrad and Hannah’s kiss. She thinks they’re a cute couple. Hannah hopes it doesn’t blow up in her face. In her interview, Hannah says yacht crushes aren’t a normal situation where you can date. The crew unloads the slide, and Captain Sandy says, team work makes the dream work, because she’s tired of using, let’s knock it out of the park. Brooke talks to Adam about a scouting party she’s planning. She likes chefs because they’re passionate and sensitive. Or in Adam’s case, immature and too sensitive.

The guests arrive, and ask for tequila shots instead of champagne, but it’s the wrong kind. The tequila is Don Julio, and Hannah says, note to self, there’s more than one 1942 out there. Again, I wouldn’t know. The luggage is brought in. The guests demand a tour, and ask if no one cares about them anymore. One guest asks if anyone cares that she has to pee. First the tequila, now this. Rich people’s problems. Hannah brings them chilled shots, and gives the tour. It’s always the part where I want to move permanently on to the boat. Honey is nervous about the food, and wants to talk to Adam. They’re ready to roll.

Honey explains that if she eats poultry or meat, she can’t have dairy for several hours. No one else is kosher. Adam gives suggestions. Hannah asks Kasey to clear the bar. Kasey says the medication is making her feel like a zombie. Hannah is calling about the tequila, and the guests whine that no one is there to help them unpack. The weather is fabulous, and the water as blue as possible. João suggests Kasey eat some bread. She tells herself not to be sick. Seeing the villages on the hills is breathtaking.

Conrad and Colin drop anchor. Colin says a yacht anchor is heavier than those on other boats, and can cause damage. Brooke announces lunch is ready. The guests say they’ll be drinking tequila with everything. As always, the table is beautifully set, in green with a touch of gold. One dude gripes about having Chinese chicken salad for lunch, and asks about the ETA on the 1942 tequila. Another guest wants to know what kind of lunch Chinese chicken salad is. I’ll remember that the next time I order it. Honey says they’re starving, and want pasta. Captain Sandy asks Adam how it’s going, and he says, apparently, it’s a five-course lunch. He makes some massive bowls of rigatoni, and pasta with shrimp for Honey. Someone else wants Alfredo sauce, and Adam says he’s never had this many ridiculous orders. The vegan guest wants to stay there and eat all day. Crap. I can’t even keep up with the requests. Adam needs Hannah to deal with the guests. Conrad tells them the slide will be loud when they set it up. João knows exactly how to do it, and thinks Conrad doesn’t know how. Honey eats three bites of the pasta and is full.

Hannah can’t believe how slowly Kasey is washing the dishes, and is going to lose her mind. She says Kasey doesn’t get the speed they need to work at. Captain Sandy says it’s not about coddling Adam, but giving him support. A guest bombards Adam with questions about dinner, and Adam says he’s just trying to follow the preference sheets as closely as possible. The captain says he’s one guy, and most boats have a set menu, and only provide for that. The guest admits that it could be they didn’t say enough, and asks for a surf and turf dinner. Then adds another 45,000 things, including a cake for Honey’s birthday. Adam says he’s screwed.

The guests use the water toys. Captain Sandy sends Conrad to pick up provisions. Hannah snatches the tequila from his hand as soon as he gets back. Adam says everyone eats something different, and half of them don’t eat same thing. He’s running out of pots,

Conrad says the guests want everything, then change their minds ten minutes later. In her interview, Hannah says she’s tired of emotionally unavailable guys. Conrad is a nice change. The guests ask to delay the dinner from 9 pm to 9:30. Adam hates these people, and says Hannah is a space cadet, making a bad situation worse. Brooke flirts with Colin, who pleads guilty of having a crush on her. He says she’s a breath of fresh air. They good around and look at photos. Hannah asks Kasey to do some chores, and wants to throw in some Adderall to get her moving.

Adam has just plated some incredible tuna tartare, and the guests are late. Hannah thinks she should have married for money when she was younger. Brooke says she could live in a van if she loved someone. It’s almost 11 pm, and Adam wonders why Hannah can’t manipulate the guests. Seriously, wtf? Hannah says there’s no sign of the guests.

Next time, João thinks Kasey is hot, Brooke thinks Adam is cute, a fire alarm sounds, and Captain Sandy is pissed.

💵 On Sell It Like Serhant, Ryan helped Jen, a struggling skincare salesperson at Scrubz in Farmingdale, Long Island. She wasn’t making a connection with the customers, had no enthusiasm, was withdrawn, and had terrible eye contact. Even better, she was living with her boyfriend’s mother, who was also her boss. Ryan had never seen anyone who needed his help more, but Jen resisted his help the most of anyone. He told her that when she told him off and walked away, it was the most powerful he’d seen her. She finally explained that her father had passed away two years ago. They were very close, especially since he’d been sick for years. He was also the glue who held the family together, and once he died, the world felt different, and was never going to be the same again. When they should have come together, the family fell apart. Ryan taught her communication skills, and how to steer a customer to the right product. She gained confidence, and not only did her boss keep her, she offered to set up Jen with her own business within the business. She’d already been doing facials, and would be adding waxing and makeup, as well as getting commission on any product she sold while performing services. Ryan wasn’t sure what happened, but said it was awesome. Jen allowed herself to be her again. Jen said Ryan helped her realize she can do anything if she puts her mind to it, and she knew her dad would be proud. Ryan finally got me choked up when he said he didn’t want anyone to feel the way Jen had, and he started to get teary. He says it made him feel good that she doesn’t have to feel that way, and it was the whole reason he did the show in the first place. This was the finale, and I hope they give it another season. It’s a feel-good show, without being sappy, and I can’t think of a better guy to have this gig.

😵 Have I Slept Yet…?

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June 3, 2018 – The Stadium is Under Attack, a Few TV Tidbits & Not Done

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Fear the Walking Dead

John isn’t looking too good, but Naomi tells him to stay with her. He says he got her note. She and Morgan drag John behind a car, and away from the shooting. Morgan tells Naomi he’s john’s friend. She says she’ll get medical supplies, and promises to be back. He says he knows she will.

Mel says they have to get out of there. Alicia hits one of the Vultures. Mel starts the ambulance he’s driving, but Naomi says she needs the field kit from the back. He’s like, too bad, and keeps driving. She runs after the ambulance. As the distance becomes longer between them, the back of it blows up. Alicia is standing there with a grenade lancher, and tells Naomi that they took her in. Naomi says it’s not what she thinks. Naomi runs back to John, and tells Morgan they have to get him out of there.

Luci sees Charlie. Charlie says she’s sorry. Luci has gun pointed at her, but shoots some other guy. Al keeps filming. Morgan tells her they need to get John out. She says she’s not part of story, and Morgan says if she hides, a good man dies. The story is almost finished, and it doesn’t have to be that way for John. Al pulls her mega truck next to John, and opens the gun portal. Alicia puts her hands up, and Naomi and Morgan get John inside. Al says, gotta move.

Morgan tells Charlie they won’t hurt her. Charlie wants to make sure Mel is okay. Morgan says Mel is gone. She needs to come with him, or she’ll die. She gets in Al’s truck. Alicia, Victor and Luci shoot at the back as it’s driving away. Naomi tells Al to go to the stadium. Al says it’s supposed to be gone, and Naomi says, it’s not. Al says Naomi is supposed to be dead, and asks if she wants to tell them what else they got wrong.

[Before] Planting is happening at the stadium, and everyone pitches in. Nick says it won’t be ready for months. Madison says rations will get them through. He asks if she’s ever thought they wouldn’t make it, and she says, plenty of times. He asks what got her through, and she tells him, thinking she didn’t want to be out there; it’s way better in here. Douglas radios, saying they have a visitor. It’s Charlie. Nick asks why she’s there, and she says she needs their help.

[Forward] Morgan tells Al that they don’t have much time, and she says she’ll get him there. Charlie realizes he’s Nick’s friend. He knows what she did. Why did he save her? He says, because this has to stop some place.

Naomi tells John again to stay with her. She finds a tin of Scrabble letters on him. Morgan says he’s been looking for her, and never gave up all this time. Naomi says if you try to protect someone, you wind up hurting them. Al asks what happened; what did she do to them? Charlie says what happened wasn’t Naomi’s fault. It was hers.

[Before] Outside the stadium, a zombie pounds at the car Mel has crashed. Alicia says he’s breathing, but to be careful. He might have lung damage. Charlie insists Mel was trying to avoid the accident. There’s an argument as to whether they should just leave him there. Alicia says, if they leave him, will he make it? Nick says the Vultures lost and know it, and now they have supplies. Charlie says she lied before, but she’s not lying now. She asks Madison to please bring him back with them. Nick says they just started replanting. Madison says, If it’s a trick – Charlie says, it’s not – they’ll handle it. She says Naomi put a gun to her head when they first met; now they’re replanting thanks to her.

[Forward] Alicia sees a Vulture zombie and cuts him down. She tells Victor to wait. She sees someone crawling toward her. She squats down, and Mel reaches out. She asks how long Charlie was with him, and he gurgles something unintelligible. She says, you know what? It doesn’t matter, and smashes him in the head with the butt of her weapon. She should have left him for the zombies

[Before] Mel is handcuffed to a bed at the stadium. He asks what he’s doing there, and Naomi tells him that he has broken ribs. He asks where Charlie is, and Madison says she asked them to help her; she’s fine. He says she needs to let them go. Naomi says he has a serious injury. He says they’re not safe. Madison tells him that he’s said that before, and they’ll make it. If his brother and their crew try something, they’ll handle them. Mel says he and his brother are the ones they need to worry about.

We see a bus load of zombies, trying to get their hands out of the boarded-up windows.

Victor shows the Vultures’ numbered flags to Madison, saying that’s all that’s left. She says maybe Mel is telling the truth. Nick asks Charlie if she thinks Ennis is leading them there, and she says he wouldn’t do that. Madison asks if she’s sure. She tells Victor it will be tough, but they can do it. He says they have cars running the length of the railway. Madison asks if they’re full of dead, and Victor says, they were. She asks how many, and they go through the flags; the highest number is 735. Madison says no one goes in or out without them knowing. She tells Nick to take Charlie to her room.

Mel nearly coughs up a lung. Naomi tells him take the deepest breaths he can. When she gets close to help him, he pulls a knife on her, and tells her to take him to Charlie. Naomi pooches him in his broken ribs, takes the knife, and says not to make her break his cracked rib. He’s here to keep him breathing. He says they won’t listen to him. She’s new; maybe she’s been out there for a while. Maybe she was at another place that went down. Maybe knows what he does; what happens to people who stay. They die, and everything they’re fighting for dies with them. It doesn’t need to be that way for her. This place isn’t worth her life. He asks her to come with them. If she helps them, they’ll help her. He has the feeling she knows he’s right.

Madison pries the boards off of a concession stand. Naomi approaches. Madison says she needs the needs the lumber to reinforce the walls. Naomi says, it’s not safe here, and Madison says it will be. Naomi thinks they should consider what Mel is saying and think about leaving. Madison says that’s what the Vultures have wanted since they showed up. Out there, things don’t get better. She built this place for her kids; so they can have something close to a real life. Naomi says if she wants to protect them, she has to disappoint them. Madison says she thought about walking away. She told Alicia to prep a car just in case. She saw it on Alicia’s face, like she was chipping away at what they built. She told herself she wouldn’t use it. Naomi thinks she should reconsider. Madison asks what he said to her, and Naomi says he didn’t have to say anything. She’s been on the wrong side of where Madison is. Naomi doesn’t want to see it happen to her. What she built for her kids isn’t worth risking their lives – or hers.

Madison continues to accumulate boards off of various structures. Mel coughs some more. Madison says if he wants to go; go. He asks why, and she says while he’s here, he’s going to try to turn the others against her. He asks where Charlie is, but Madison says she’s not going. She can’t let him risk Charlie’s life.

Everyone is helping to reinforce the walls. Madison tells them to open the gate, and get the Land Rover. Mel wants to go. Victor says he might die out there. He’s there because she didn’t give up on him; what’s different? Madison says, open the gate, or she will. Mel gets in the car, saying they won’t make it. Madison says, if Charlie goes with him, whoever Charlie turns into won’t be Charlie anymore. He tells her the walls won’t hold, and Madison says she’ll keep Charlie safe. Mel tells her that’s what her parents said, and died in front of her. Don’t make her go through that again. Madison says she wasn’t there; it wasn’t them. He says they’re trying to be the type of people who are extinct. She draws her gun, and says, no one’s gone until they’re gone, and he drives away, wounds and all. The gates close again. Madison tells them not to think about what Mel said.

Nick tells Madison that she should have made him stay; He wouldn’t have taken Charlie, since he can’t get far. Madison says he’s not getting far without Nick and his sister protecting him. Nick asks if she remembers when he said he was afraid of who he was out there? He was really afraid of being away from her; she showed him the way. She finds him when he’s gotten lost. He felt found here, like he’d finally starting to get it. Letting a guy kill himself because they’re afraid of him. doesn’t sound like what she wanted them to find out.

Charlie says, he’s gone, but he’s hurt? He’s not going to make it, and he’s her friend. Alicia says she put a radio in the car, and it’s on. They should let Charlie see if he’ okay. They call, and Madison asks if Mel can hear her. He coughs, and she asks where he is and if he’s all right. He coughs some more. The signal is lost, and everyone looks grim and sad. Charlie says they have to help him.

More reinforcing goes on, and Cole hopes it holds whatever is coming his way. Alicia says they have to go out. Victor asks Nick if Madison knows they’re leaving. Nick asks, is he letting them out, or what? Victor knows they’re going after Mel, and says their mother did the same thing for him. Who is he to stop them? He lets them out. As they get on the road, Nick says they’re going to find Mel, and help Madison remember why she built this place.

One of the Vultures starts a truck full of zombies. A woman says, you know what to do, and he drives off. Behind him is a whole caravan of trucks.

Naomi finds Madison to tell her that she’s not going. Madison says, in that case, they’ll find her a new bedroom. Naomi says if she starts pulling boards off the showers, she’s chaining herself to the pipes. Madison says she forgot how it was for her kids to look at her like that, but it would it be worse if they didn’t. She guesses she taught them something after all. Naomi says whatever is going to happen, will happen soon. She’s prepping the infirmary.

Nick sees the Land Rover, and radios Victor, says they found him. Victor tells him to get back with due haste. Nick nails a zombie. Alicia says Mel is in rough shape. Nick hears something, and tells her to kill the headlights. They see the trucks coming toward the stadium. The trucks drive past without noticing them. Nick radios Victor, telling him a convoy is coming his way.

Victor tells Madison to sound the alarm. Madison is surprised Victor didn’t try to stop Nick and Alicia. He says they needed to do it, and she says that doesn’t mean she has to like it. Cole says, that’s not a convoy. We see only two headlights. Madison radios Nick and asks if he’s there, but he’s still a half-mile off. It’s an ice cream trail, leaving a trail of… blood? Gas? Something. Nick radios Madison, who tells him to just in get inside. Alicia says maybe it’s a trap, and here come the trucks. Ha-ha! My heart is beating faster.

The trucks line up in the parking lot. Luci asks what’s happening. Madison explains that Nick and Alicia are out there. Lots of zombie rumbling is coming from the trucks. The Vultures set up ramps. Ennis whistles, and signals for the trucks to be opened. Zombies stagger down the ramps. I think it must be gas. Someone is going to get these zombies lit.

Madison radios Nick and Alicia to come inside. and here we go, the gas is set on fire. The zombies crowd Nick’s car. Madison runs down. Victor tells her she can’t go out there. She says her kids in the parking lot. Is he going to stop her? He says, no. He’s coming with her. Luci says she’s coming too. In the car, Alicia asks how much ammo the have, and Nick says, not enough, reminding me of Sheriff Hague (Michael Biehn) in Planet Terror. Madison says there are too many zombies for them to drive through, and Nick says they can’t last much longer. Douglas says they have to get the fire out before anyone can leave. Victor tells him to shut up and open the gate. Alicia radios Madison, saying she’s sorry they had to come out to try and save him, but they couldn’t just hide. They didn’t mean to do this to her, but it was the right thing to do. Zombies grapple at the car. We see the flames reflected on Madison’s face.

[Forward] Al drives past a burned ice cream truck. Naomi says don’t stop; there’s no time. Morgan asks if she’s sure she’ll find what they need. She says she set up the infirmary herself. Any supplies that were taken, were taken from the outside; no one would go in there. Morgan says he thinks he knows who Al is; he’s seen it. She says he doesn’t know who she is. She’s a chick with layers. Me too. I am so one with this show right now. Al tells them to hold on, and she drives through the closed gate into the stadium. The dust clears, and there are a million zombies scattered all around. They grasp at the truck.

Next time, the mid-season finale (sigh) – Madison has nothing else to lose, Al thinks someone will want to know what happened, Naomi tries to save John, and Al machine guns the crap out of some zombies.

Excellent episode!

💍 I only saw pieces of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? and will be watching it in its entirety at a later time. However, I saw enough to wonder what the blip is with Chantel’s family? Are they bad actors? Are they on something? Like a high dose of Valium? Even Chantel has inherited their strange, wooden monotone – in two languages! No wonder Pedro is looking to book back to the DR, but I still think there’s something crooked about the mother/sister grifter team. And note to Molly – all men call watching the kids babysitting. Even when the kids are their own.

🎭 Sadly, Imposters has been canceled:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/imposters-canceled-as-bravo-refines-scripted-approach-1116494?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2018-06-02%2006:47:37_ehayden&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

🙏 In happier news, Preacher will be back on Sunday, June 24th.

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May 29, 2018 – Peter Makes a Call, Veronica Smashes Things Up, an Apology & the Rest of the Week

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

 

General Hospital

The court is ready to convene, and Diane asks Carly if she’s clear on what she’s saying. Carly says she’s clear on what Diane wants her to say, but she didn’t push Nelle and she’s not crazy. Sonny tells her that they think it’s the best option. Diane doesn’t want to continue discussing it front of DA Dawson, who has just walked in. Diane tells the DA that she didn’t appreciate the delay, but the DA says the police needed time to investigate, and she wouldn’t want them to rush to judgment. Judge Horowitz walks to the bench.

At the hospital, Alexis tells Doc she needs a consultation. He asks if it’s about a case she’s working on, but she says it’s personal, and he’d be working with her.

Kiki looks at her text to Griff. David tells her that he needs to speak to her in his office alone. She hesitates, and he says, as in now.

Drew sees Andre, who tells him the WSB has allowed him to consult in a few cases. He also got his notes back. Drew asks how soon they can start.

Peter (which is the name we’re going with – Anna wants it that way) tells Robert to cancel the extradition. He’s not spending one night in Steinmaur. He has something valuable to trade; something the Bureau desperately wants. He sees that Robert is now interested.

Anna goes to Finn’s hotel room. She tells him a lot was left unsaid. He says there’s no time like the present.

The judge says the charges are two counts of attempted murder, and asks how Carly pleads. Carly mumbles, not guilty by reason of insanity. He asks Diane if her client clearly understands, and asks again how she pleads. Carly repeats her plea a little louder and more clearly.

Elizabeth and Franco talk about setting a date. Elizabeth is thinking August, but Franco wonders if it can’t be sooner. She has another way that can make it much sooner, and asks what about eloping? He tells her that he figured her for the church wedding type, and it is the last time for either one of them. She says all she needs are him and the boys. He says that’s all he needs too. He always knew his side of the church would be sparse, but thought hers would be fuller. He thinks it’s time for him to meet her family; doesn’t she?

Kiki goes to David’s office. He tells her that their time together is wrapping, and she says, time flies. He says she’ll be rotating with other doctor for the next several weeks. He’s bummed to lose her, and she says she’ll miss working with him too. She appreciates the opportunity, and it’s an experience she’ll remember for the rest of her career. He tells her it’s not necessarily goodbye; they might have the opportunity to work together again. It depends on her evaluations; they can make or break her career. He asks if she wants to read the first draft, and she asks if she’s allowed to? He says it depends on how badly she wants to know what it says, and puts it on the desk. She picks it up.

Andre tells Drew that he never agreed to do anything except gather his notes. Drew asks what’s holding him back. Andre says he has no results to compare. He has no clue about side effects or complications; it’s uncharted territory. Drew said Andre warned him already, and he’s accepted it. Andre asks if he’s thought it through. If he’s successful, erasing Jason’s memories will have a profound affect on his relationships with almost everyone in his life.

Doc asks Alexis how he can help her. She wants him to find out why she does what she does, and he says that’s a little vague. She says she wants to know why she keeps being drawn to men who are bad for her.

Anna tells Finn that Robert is extraditing Peter. She refused to cooperate, but if half of what she suspects is true, he should be in Steinmaur. She’s not going to help get him there though. She tried to explain her side to Peter, but he hates her. She says he has every right to. She doesn’t know what she’s doing there, dumping it on him, but Finn says she’s exactly where she should be, and he’s exactly who she should be with.

Judge Horowitz asks if Diane is prepared to speak, and she is her. She tells the judge that her client has been under severe mental and psychological duress for the last year and a half. Her son was brutally murdered, and her father-in-law has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Both things have weighed heavily on her mental health. She wasn’t in her right mind when Nelle fell down the stairs. The DA says, pushed, but the judge says it’s not an open forum. Diane says Carly needs to go home to begin to heal from the trauma. It’s DA Dawson’s turn, and she says the people request no bond until the trial. Diane says she explained there are extenuating circumstance, but the DA says Carly’s husband is wealthy enough to own his own plane. They have every reason to believe he could arrange for her to leave the country, and it’s definitely within his means to forfeit the bond. Diane says they can’t condemn her because her husband owns a plane. Carly has deep ties to the community. Her relatives and business are there; she’s not going anywhere. The DA says, assuming she’s not well, as Diane claims, it would be irresponsible to release her. Nelle has been the victim of harassment and threats, and Carly allegedly tried to kill her. Nelle is pregnant, and she and her child’s safety is at risk. Carly should remain in custody.

David asks Kiki if something is wrong. She says she thought he was happy with her work. She reads from the evaluation, saying it says she focuses too much on her social life, is easily distracted, and frequently late. She says, it was one time. He points out that it also says she’s sensitive to criticism. She says this could end her career before it starts, and he tells her there’s still time for revisions – if he likes what he sees from her. She asks how she can improve, and he says he has an idea. He puts a MetroCourt key card on the desk.

Elizabeth says Franco already knows her family. He asks what about her parents? Maybe they should talk about why she doesn’t want to talk about them. Elizabeth says there’s no point in inviting them; they’re too busy. She says they’ve never been close. That’s just the way it is. She tells him that she has to go back to work, and they’ll talk later.

Peter tells Robert once he hears what Peter has to offer, the charges will be dropped. Robert says, no way. He tried to kill Anna. There will be nothing more satisfying than putting him away for life.

Drew says Andre has the notes, and knows how to perform the procedure. His memories since coming to Port Charles are his. Andre tells him that his memories could lose impact. They’ve been texturized and influenced by the imprint of Jason’s identity. His every reality would be impacted. Drew says he wants his memories to be based on something real, not something that never happened to him. Franco listens from around the corner.

Finn asks Anna, why involve Jason? He thought they made a good team, and has a medal to prove it. Anna says with her along, there was less of a chance that Jason would kill Peter on sight. She decides to call him by the name he gave himself, rather than the one Faison gave him. She says she knew Jason could find Peter, and she had to stop him. If she could tell anyone, she could stand for it to be Jason. She cares what he thinks about her, but not the same way as she cares what Finn thinks. It’s why she pushed him away. She’d been having dreams about him dying. She still thinks it’s too dangerous a life for him, but he’s still here. He tells her to shut up, and kisses her.

Finn tells Anna her life isn’t too dangerous, and it’s worth the risk. We all have to go sometime, and he wants to make the most of the time he has left. He tells her not to push him away for his own good again. She says she doesn’t know what will happen with her son. There’s a good chance she  can’t save him from the WSB, but she’s going to try. She also has to figure out a way to tell Robin. She’s made kind of a mess. Finn says she doesn’t have to clean it up alone, and she thanks him. He says he has a mess of his own to clean up. He asks if he can come by later, and she says she’d like that. On her way out, he grabs her for more kisses.

Doc tells Alexis to start anywhere. She says she’ll just start with the most recent thing, and work her way backward. She tells Doc that Finn is a nice guy, but completely unavailable. She knew it, and walked into it.  Then there are the interminable violent men, obsessed with criminal life that she’s allowed into her life – Julian, Ric, and Sonny. On top of it, she thought why doesn’t she have baby with each of them? What a great idea. Doc laughs. She says there are so many of them. Jerry Jax was witty, charming, and completely amoral, but no one was more fun – until he tried to slit her throat. No, wait, that was Julian. She did have one nice one. She and Ned Quartermaine almost made it down the aisle, but she freaked out, and ran screaming out of her own wedding. If the guy is nice, she’s not interested, but having to seesaw between terror and rage is like catnip. She thrives on control, but gravitates to men who make her feel completely out of control. Her life is in shambles, and she needs him to fix it. Doc tells her if she’s serious, she needs regular sessions. She says she’d rather come in when she feels like it. He says she can’t do that, but he has an opening tomorrow. He tells her she took a big step and should be proud. She sarcastically says she’s elated.

Kiki asks, what’s this, like she doesn’t know. David tells her the earthquake did a number on his house. She says, sorry, and he says the reconstruction is almost finished, plus he has a thing for hotels. She asks what that has to do with her evaluation. He tells her that if she’s concerned about her evaluation, take the key and be waiting in his room – if she wants to prove she deserves a better evaluation. He takes the card, and slides it down her. Yuk.

Diane says Carly is no danger to anyone. Nelle is carrying Carly’s grandchild. The DA says that didn’t stop Carly from shoving her. The judge says if there’s another interruption, the DA will be cited. Diane says if it will reassure the court, they’re open to the possibility of house arrest. The judge appreciates the spirit of compromise, but has already come to a decision.

Carly is to be remanded to Pentonville to await trial. Sonny tells Diane to do something. Diane says house arrest address the court’s concerns. There’s no reason for incarceration. The judge says by entering the insanity plea, Carly is admitting to pushing a pregnant woman down the stairs. That remains to be determined, but if there was malice aforethought, it’s best to err on the side of caution. His decision stands. Carly gets up and asks, what if she changes her plea?

Peter tells Robert that pride is blinding him. He can’t see where the advantage lies. Robert says he has a simple goal. Putting him in prison, where he can’t hurt his mother. Peter wants a phone call, but Robert says its Bureau jurisdiction; they don’t give calls. Peter says he’d hate to have to tell his mother how Robert trampled over his rights. Robert tells the desk sergeant to get a phone. He says after Peter is done with his call, to put him back in his cell, and keep Peter out of his sight.

Drew asks Andre If he accepts the risk, emotionally, psychologically, and physically, will Andre agree to handle the procedure. They shake hands, and Andre says he’ll be in touch. Drew says he’ll be waiting. Franco comes out, and asks if Drew is sure he wants to let Andre play with his head after what he’s been put through. Drew asks why he cares, and Franco says for starters, Drew saved his life. Given his limited skill set, he wants to return the favor. He thinks it’s something he might live to regret. Drew gets a phone call.

Andre sees Anna, and says he heard what happened. She says the good news is, she found her son, and kept him safe. The bad news is, he’s going to prison. Andre says she doesn’t have to carry the secret anymore. Anna says she still has to tell Robin. He asks if she’s told anyone else she cares about.

Finn sits at an AA meeting, and Alexis walks in. Finn volunteers to start. He says most of them know he started using drugs to treat his illness, and kept using after he was cured. He distanced himself from people; ignoring the feelings of rejection and loneliness. He wishes he could say he was fully recovered, but that would be a lie. He took his addiction and replaced it as a way to mask the pain. He cared about someone, and it ended badly. Instead of dealing with the loss and the loneliness, he went for a quick fix. He started a new relationship. The person was clear they weren’t willing to invest in it if he was on the rebound, but he convinced her that wasn’t the case. Of course, she was right. He was nowhere near ready. He was dependent on her friendship, and careless with her heart. Something he didn’t realize until now, was that he can be sober and still hurt the people he cares about the most. He’s sorry, and wants to make amends. Maybe someday he can earn her trust again.

Anna tells Andre that Finn knows everything. He came to the pier. He didn’t judge She was stupid, wasting time, when she knew he’d be in her corner. She would have done same for him. Andre asks where that leaves them, and she says they have a mutual understanding. She has to see Peter, and Andre says Peter is lucky to have her on his side. She says she owes him that much. No one else understands like she does.

Doc sees Franco, and says he hasn’t dropped by in a while. Franco says he’s been busy, and Doc says they were right in the middle of unlocking a painful memory. Franco says he distinctly remembers everything; there’s not much to unlock. He’s reached out to the other victims, to help them get closure. Doc asks what about his?

Elizabeth talks to Kiki, who’s very distracted. Elizabeth asks if she’s okay. She mumbles something, sees David, and jets. Elizabeth is like, hmm…

Drew goes to Peter’s cell. He asks what Peter could possibly have to say to him, and calls him Henrik.

Diane tells Carly changing her plea doesn’t give her s better bail opportunity. The DA wants to convict her for attempted murder. Pleading insanity is their only chance. Carly asks what difference it makes, and Diane says several weeks versus twenty-five years. The judge asks if they’re finished conferring, and if Carly wishes to change her plea. Carly looks at Sonny. She says, no. Her plea remains the same. The judge asks for transport to Pentonville to be arranged.

Carly wants Sonny to tell Josslyn and Michael that she loves them, and make up something to tell Avery, who is too young to understand. She says Josslyn needs to know that people are going to say things to make her angry, and tell Jason to hurry up. Sonny says he’ll fix it. Carly says, fix it, and she’s taken away in handcuffs. DA Dawson tells Diane that her client is a formidable woman, and she doesn’t look crazy. Diane tells Sonny to trust her. This is still their best option. Sonny says she’d better be right. I say, or what? and tell Sonny to back off Diane.

Franco tells Doc that he’s spent too much time on the past; he’s concentrating on the future. Doc says he can do both. He owes it to himself and the people around him, especially Elizabeth and the boys. Franco says he’s using the magic words, and Doc says he’ll see him this week. Franco agrees, but in the meantime, he has a wedding to plan. Doc leaves, and Franco searches for Jeff Webber on Spyder Finder.

Elizabeth finds Kiki crying in a supply room, and asks what’s going on. Kiki says, nothing, but Elizabeth says it’s something. Why did she turn away when she saw David? Is it about her evaluation? Elizabeth says he’s notorious for being tough. Kiki says it’s not about that. Well, sort of, in a way. She shouldn’t have let it get this far, but she didn’t know what to do. She didn’t want to be difficult this early in the program. She tells Elisabeth that David showed her the evaluation, and he trashed her end career before starts e nothing but diligent offered to make it more favorable if have sex with him

Alexis tells Finn that was some speech. He says he only said the truth. Her friendship means the world to him, and he did an awful job of respecting it and her. She tells him to stick around. The meeting wouldn’t be the same without him.

Anna tells Robert that she wants to accompany Peter to Steinmaur. She’s surprised he’s not arguing, and Robert says no transfer has been set up yet. Peter is talking to someone.

Drew tells Peter that most people use the phone for a lawyer, not a former employer. Peter asks if he’s fired, and Drew says, very. Peter is sorry to lose his spot in the aurora family, and wants to make sure it doesn’t happen. Drew doesn’t like his brother or his memories, and wants his own back. It’s a simple transaction. If Drew helps him, he can give him the means to remember his whole life as Drew Caine.

Tomorrow, Lucas tells Brad it’s far from done, Obrecht finds out about Peter/Henrik, and Kim asks Jason to hear her out.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Wyatt looks at the dealer on the floor. He wipes his hands, and gets the security tape out of the machine. He wipes down everything he’s touched. He takes something from the dealer’s pocket. Jim shows up, and says he’s not leaving until – then he sees the body.

Jim asks if Wyatt did that, and Wyatt says the dealer was beating him; what was he supposed to do? Jim asks what he was doing in a place like this, and starts wiping things down. Wyatt says he already did that. Jim asks what about the security camera, and Wyatt says he got the tape, and thinks it’s the only one. Jim tells Wyatt to shut up and let him think. He starts messing things up to make it look like a robbery. Wyatt wipes the bottles that Jim stupidly touched while staging. Jim checks the dealer’s ID, and tells Wyatt, this is a Malone. Doesn’t that mean anything to him? Wyatt doesn’t know what Jim is talking about, and Jim says, It damn sure will. They jet.

At the Artisian, a dude orders beer from the new bartender (whose name I still haven’t caught – I think it’s RK or RJ, but I’m not positive). He says he’s in town for the week. The bartender says it must be nice to get away from the wife and kids, noting that he’s wearing a ring. Dude says he’s perceptive, and the bartender says, so is he; he’s a cop. Dude wishes, and asks if there’s anything exciting going on there, like some ladies. The bartender says he wouldn’t know about that, and dude says he wants to get laid, and he’s the guy to see. The bartender says dude isn’t his type, and dude says he’s a smart one. The bartender goes back to the bar, where Gia asks for a wine. Candace sits down, says she needs a shot. She asks Gia for the money. Gia reminds Candace that she said Gia could keep it, but she wants the money. The bartender tells her that they’ve got company. Dude is Vice, and maybe she shouldn’t be asking for the money. She tells him to shut up, and tells Gia she needs to get to work. The bartender repeats that dude is Vice, and Candace says she’s got it. She points out another guy, saying he’s not into women, and could be a big score. He says first, she didn’t want to keep Gia’s money, now she’s a boss-ass bitch. She says he’ll do what she wants him too. He says if she needs the money, fine, but he wants a bigger cut. She says he’ll have it.

Candace keeps Vice dude busy. She asks if she can buy him a drink, but he says he’s pacing himself. She puts his hand on her thigh, and asks how can he insult her? She came over for a drink, and he touches her. She lowers her voice, and tells him to listen to her. She knows he’s Vice. She tells him get the hell out and don’t come back. He gets the hell out. The bartender talks football to the other guy, saying he played in high school. They make plans to meet in the guy’s room when the bartender gets off work. Gia tells him that he’s a fool if he thinks Candace is giving him a bigger cut. He asks Gia why they should let Candace do this, when they can handle it. Gia tells him to do what he’s gotta do.

Victoria gets a call from Morgan. She says she’s okay, but it was no accident she was in. Someone deliberately ran her off the road. She asks if he can do some poking around. She tells him that she has David’s address, but didn’t know about the condo. She asks him to text the address to her. She says neither her son or his fiancé know she’s tracking them, and he should text their whereabouts at all times.

Mitch asks why Benny is sneaking into his own house, and he says, she’s still here, meaning Melissa. Mitch asks if he’s going to kick her out. Benny says he doesn’t know, and don’t give him a hard time. Benny’s phone rings, and he tells the caller he can’t take the truck; he’s sorry. Mitch is like, what?! When Benny is finished talking, Mitch asks what’s going on. Benny tells him he was thinking, and thinks Mitch was right about not taking the money. Mitch says he already took it, and Benny says he’ll give it back. Mitch says, it don’t work like that. He took it; he has to pay it back with interest – 25%. Benny says it was just a day; he can’t be serious. Mitch says he is, and no way is it his problem. Benny doesn’t listen; he told him before he decided to take it. Benny asks why Mitch doesn’t talk to his uncle, and Mitch says he told him not to get into this, and not to deal with his family. He can’t help Benny out with this; he should have bought the truck. He can’t give it back unless he has another twelve and a half thousand; it won’t go well. Benny asks Mitch to go with him, but that’s a no. Benny calls Mitch a lousy-ass friend, and tells him to get out.

David unpacks. Erica says it’s nice stuff, and he wishes she could have helped pick it out. She says he did a good job. One of the workers tells David that his wife doesn’t like the couch, so they’ll take it back. David says he and Erica aren’t married, and the guy says, not her. He’s talking about the lady in the other room. Veronica walks over, saying it’s tacky sh*t, and tells Erica to find her hole and crawl back in.  She needs to talk to David. David tells her to talk to his lawyer. He tells Erica to go in the other room, and calls her baby. Veronica says he just met the bitch, and he’s calling her baby. Erica says she’ll be in their bedroom, and kisses him before going upstairs. Veronica tells her not to trip, break her arm, and die. David asks what the hell she wants, and she says she wants to make his life hard. He tells her to get out, but she says they need to talk about Jeffrey. David says they have nothing to talk about; he’s had it with her. He told her not to come back. She gets louder and says, don’t touch me, then goads him to touch her. David says he’s not doing this, and she’s violating the restraining order. She tells him that Jeffrey is going to stay in jail unless he gives up Benny. David wonders what Benny did to her; drop her? Why is she suddenly determined to have him arrested? He’s not helping her bury Benny because she’s pissed. She says she’ll bury his ass too, and he tells her to get her ass out of there.

Veronica tells him to make her. He touches her wrist, and she screams. Erica comes downstairs, saying she called the police. Veronica asks if she looks like someone who’s afraid of the police. Veronica walks around a long, glass dining table, saying, sh*t is ugly. He knows nothing about décor. David says she doesn’t have to live with it, and she smashes a vase through the table. She continues to walk around picking up decorative items and smashing more of the table with them. She says he’d rather get a ho to help him, and laughs. She smashes at the table some more, saying, whack a dumb ho. When she’s finished, and there’s no more table left, she tells them to have a wonderful day and enjoy one another, and goes out the door. Erica asks if David is okay. He says he should be asking her that. She thinks she should go, but he says it’s not going to change anything. Veronica won’t stop harassing him. He asks her not to leave, saying he’s sorry. He knows she has her own insane situation to deal with, and now she’s involved with this. She says she didn’t like the table anyway… or the sofa, the lamp, and the rugs. He needs some help. She says Veronica did have some taste. That was good.

Hanna introduces Derek to Melissa, saying Melissa is her houseguest. Hanna says she’s going to start dinner, but Melissa just wants to lie down. Hanna asks where Benny is, and Melissa says upstairs. She leaves to go to her room, and Hanna tells Derek that she has to watch her. She asks if he knows that saying, that baby is a little touched; then says, don’t ask; she’s sweet. She thanks him for the flowers, and he kisses her. He wants to take her to dinner, and she asks what he wants. Just to sleep with her? It’s not happening. She told him that she’s a Christian woman. He asks what kind of man he’d be not to try. He loves everything about her; he’s just being honest. She says it’s not romantic, and he says he’s not trying to be. He undoes her apron, and she says it’s been years since she’s been in this kind of situation, having someone after her. She’s had a few dates, but not like him. He says when he sees something he wants, he goes after it. She says she’s not something, and he says she’s a beautiful, single, Christian woman, and he’s a single Christian man; why not? She says it’s nice, but fast. He doesn’t want a twenty-year-old. He might not always say the right things, but he’s trying to. He’s in the third quarter of life, and wants to do things differently. He made mistakes as kid. She says, didn’t we all? He tells her she’s the only thing that’s been on his mind. She tells him no sex until she’s married, and he suggests they go to the jewelry store. She asks if he would marry someone after one week, and he says, no, but would marry her. She accuses him of just trying to get in her pants. They flirt, and she calls him nasty, and he kisses her. Benny walks in, and says, momma, damn. He asks what Derek is doing there, calling him a clown. Hanna tells him to go upstairs and deal with his situation. She asks Derek if he wants a drink.

Charles calls Landon, asking if he’s spoken to Candace. Landon says, not yet, but expects her to be hostile. He’s outside her door now. Charles tells him to call after he leaves her room. He knocks on Candace’s door. She asks what he wants, and he says he’s not talking in the hallway. She asks if the money was received, and Landon says it was. He asks why she’s so angry. Charles wants to see her. Whatever she did for the money caused her harm. He’s trying to help her. She says she doesn’t need it, and Landon asks if her anger is about her son. She tells him not to talk to her about her son. He thinks should talk to someone, and she says, goodbye. He calls Charles from the hallway, saying he just talked to her. Charles asks how she is. He asks if there was sadness in her eyes, and Landon says, yes. Charles needs to be tough on her, and wants to see her. He wonders if she asked about him, and Landon says she was already angry; he’s sorry. Charles says there’s no need; she just needs time. They might have to play hardball. He may have to pay her a visit in person. Landon says it’s a long press tour, but Charles says he can make time. Landon says, if that’s what he’d like. Charles says, yes, and thanks him. Landon says, he’s worth it. He hangs up, and says, dammit.

Candace looks at her Cryer Company bank account. She calls Benny, saying she needs a favor. He asks if she’s still at the hotel, and tells her to stop doing what she’s doing. She needs to see him, and he says he’s at their mom’s house. She asks if they can talk outside, but he says if she wants to come there, she has to come in the house; it’s the only way. He tells her he’ll text the address.

Mitch asks if Vinny is around, but he’s not, and Kenny doesn’t know when he’s coming back. Mitch asks Kenny if he’s ever heard of the family taking money back with no interest. Kenny says, never; in all his years, it’s never happened. Mitch says, even if it was short time? Kenny tells him, once money is taken, blood is on the line. Why? Kenny asks if it’s about that Black kid. Mitch calls him ignorant as hell, and says he has a name, Benny. Kenny says, he’s not trying to give money back – is he? Mitch says, he is, without interest; he can’t afford it. Kenny says that’s not going to work. Mitch says he knows. Kenny asks if he wants to start a war. He tells Mitch to do himself a favor, and drop it. Mitch says he’s got it.

Jim brings Wyatt home. Kathryn says he looks strung out. He wants to leave and Jim asks if he wants to get murdered. Wyatt asks if Jim is threatening him, and Jim says, no, but someone sure as hell is. Kathryn wants to know what’s  going on, and Jim tells her that Wyatt killed somebody. She says, not again? Who? Jim says a drug dealer, but not just any drug dealer – a Malone. Wyatt blames Jim for getting rid of his coke in the first place. He explains that he went to the ATM, but his money was gone. Jim enlightens him by telling Wyatt that he took it; it’s gone. He suggests Wyatt chill the hell out; he’s not letting him out of the house. Kathryn says to let him go. Jim tells Wyatt that he took it because Wyatt is dangerous to himself, and can’t see it. They beg him not to leave, but he does. Kathryn tells Jim that he handled it like a pro.

Justin knocks on Jeffrey’s door, and begs to come in. Jeffrey asks how Justin knew he was there, and Justin says he’s a cop. Jeffrey lets him in, and says it’s his dad’s place. He asks what Justin wants, and Just says, him. He’s sick without Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he doesn’t want to do this. Justin says he can’t get Jeffrey out of his head. He asks Jeffrey what to do, and Jeffrey says he needs therapy. Justin says Jeffrey is a therapist, but Jeffrey says he needs someone else; Justin says Jeffrey has no idea how much he’s given up to be with Jeffrey. Jeffrey says Justin keeps reminding him. He tells Justin that self-pity stinks. Justin says he doesn’t know what’s wrong with him; he keeps wanting Jeffrey. Jeffrey says Justin is gay. Justin insists he isn’t. Jeffrey says, until he admits it, he’ll always be in turmoil. Justin says he likes girls, and Jeffrey says he likes being on his stomach too. It’s the truth, and he should own it. Justin says he’s out of there, and starts to go, but comes back. He starts to kiss Jeffrey, who turns away. Justin says he loves him, and he can tell Jeffrey loves him too. His body doesn’t lie. Shakira pops into my head. They begin to kiss, and quickly get busy.

Veronica walks in. Her eyes get as big as saucers, and Jeffrey locks eyes with her.

Next time, Wyatt gets pissed at the bank, Veronica screams her head off, and Wyatt threatens to kill his parents.

🙏 Sorry to Cut Things Short…

It’s nearly 4 am, and if you saw me, you’d know I need some beauty rest. And I can’t give Below Deck and Sell It Like Serhant to you unedited. You’d be like, wtf is she on? You might even be thinking that now. So until tomorrow (which is technically later), when you’ll get the rest of Tuesday…

WTFWeek

 

May 27, 2018 – 90 Day Night, a Little West Shogunworld, Some Random Info & Memorial Day

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What I Watched Today

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

I mostly watched reruns of The Office today, but since Fear the Walking Dead was replaced by Jaws 2 tonight, I was thrilled to be able to watch 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? in its entirety, and not at 2 in the morning. I’m somewhat obsessed with this show because it’s like the worst people in the world are on it. Okay, Jax isn’t on it, and maybe Big Brother might take the number one spot, but some really awful people are on this show. And I love it. Here’s my take on the couples so far. Obviously, Mohamad (still watching for that headline with his picture) and Danielle aren’t joining the cast, and the least horrible people, Lauren and Alexi, chose not to participate, as they want some privacy. So without further ado…

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?

Pao and Russ went to Columbia to visit her dying grandmother. Whatever the hell city she’s from was very engaging and colorful, with a carnival atmosphere, but she’s apparently never been to NYC, since she said no city had that much passion in the US. I’m starting to think these two deserve each other. Pao is a selfish twit, insisting Russ move to Miami, leaving his native Oklahoma where he could actually make some money, because she wanted to further her nude picture modeling career. The sad part is, her family seem like decent people, and she claims to love them oh-so-much, but she’s barely talked to them in years, since moving to the States. I’m waiting for her to blame Russ, even though it’s obvious she loves Miami and being photographed naked for whatever gigs she does. (During the previews for next week, it looks like her family is going to blame Russ.) I should add that I’ve never seen her get her picture taken when she’s totally nakey, but might as well be. Russ isn’t happy about the lack of clothing, or even lingerie, which he finds different from a bikini because it evokes thoughts of bedroom antics. She’s basically called him a stick-in-the-mud for feeling the way he does, but I disagree. I’m not prude by any stretch of the imagination, but she knew how he felt, and agreed to terms she didn’t keep – all for the sake of this illustrious career. Honey, you are thirty. And while thirty isn’t old (I’d love to see it again), no one starts modeling at thirty. More like thirteen. I’m not denying that she’s doing legit modeling of some kind, but she acts like she’s Heidi Klum whenever she talks about her “career.” On the other hand, Russ can totally be a wet blanket. While in the city whose name I don’t know, a large group of motorcyclists came past. It turned out that Pao had known one of them since she was a teenager, and they’d briefly dated. Russ kept saying what tough guys bikers were, but dude, these guys were wearing neon and had stickers on their helmets. They were not the Hell’s Angels. To his credit, he did get on a bike for a spin, along with Pao, who rode with her friend. Russ got bent out of shape afterwards, when Pao said she and biker guy had dated, but it wasn’t anything serious. I mean, come on, it’s not like she suddenly hatched when she met him. She also has that mean queen friend, Juan, who’s been outright rude to Russ from the jump, probably because he lost his drinking/gossip buddy. I can’t imagine allowing a friend to talk to your SO the way Juan talks to Russ. Pao has repeatedly acted like she just doesn’t know what to do in the situation, but I know what I’d do. Dump Juan. I’m sure we’ll see him later in the season.

I just shook my head watching Anfisa and Jorge. First, he sought advice about divorce, and even his attorney thought he seemed more relaxed without Anfisa screeching at him every five minutes. I get it. He lied to her. But she could have gone back to Moscow if she’d wanted to, and she didn’t. Anyway, I blinked, and the next thing I knew, he couldn’t live without her again. They met at a restaurant, and she agreed to give it another shot, providing they get marriage counseling. But it looks like next week, she’s back on the fence again. I give up. Another two who deserve each other. I finally found out what the deal was that Jorge was alluding to with her profession in The Couples Tell All. Apparently, she’s done a nakey video with herself. While I didn’t look at the video, I did see some almost tasteful stills from RadarOnline, and it sure looks like her, pre boob job.

What I still haven’t found out is why Pedro calls Chantel Pinky. Maybe I don’t want to know. Their story was much of the same. Pedro’s momma is still waiting on her TV, whining for money, and saying his name in the most annoying way possible. He finally said he’d send her money to get her own damn TV, since it would be $1500 to ship. And I cry over $8. Chantel thought Pedro and her family would bond during a trip to a mountain cabin for five days. Pedro reluctantly agreed to go, but in the preview, says he wants to leave. So many cast members on reality shows love to cut out when the going gets tough, they should issue roller blades with every contract. He’s never going to forgive them for the display of disrespect to his family in the DR. My jury is out on that. After his mother called them stupid Americans and offered them chicken feet to eat, I’m not so sure I blamed them for not wanting more of the same. For the record, Pedro kept saying they eat chicken feet all the time, but other than his cursory nibble at one to prove his point, they went untouched by all. His mother and sister were definitely playing Chantel’s family. On the other hand, her family overreacted when they went to his grandma’s house in the middle of nowhere, sat in the car for a couple of hours, refusing to get out, and then left.

Molly decided to give Luis another chance, although I’m not sure why. Despite his insane ranting at her last season, about having Buddhas and owls all over the place, he actually seems like an okay guy. An okay guy who isn’t ready for the responsibility of a family. Daughter Olivia booked, deciding to stay at her boyfriend’s house while Luis was in the picture. Molly tracked her down, and Olivia said she was being selfish, but agreed to try and work things out. It sounded like Molly said she was done again, but we’ve been there before. SPOILER: I read that Molly has since filed for divorce, and Luis went on a social media rant about how TLC is racist and he’s going to sue them. Good luck with that.

Azan was still waiting on his K1 visa, while Nicole was on pins and needles. When Azan finally did call, no surprise, the video began to break up. How bad is the Wi-Fi in Morocco anyway? First, Azan was required to get a statement from a third party, confirming that the two of them had actually been a couple during the past two years. Then he was denied. Nicole’s mom thought maybe he didn’t really want to come, and had sabotaged things, but in the preview, the lawyer Nicole sees, tells her that he has ties to drug smugglers. Ruh Roh! These two seem too young to be getting that involved anyway. Face it, her weight is always going to be an issue for him, and she’s just looking for a daddy for her daughter.

Annie and David were living in friend Chris’s refurbished firehouse – mega cool digs – but Chris’s wife put the kibosh on Chris funding David. While I’m not sure what David’s problem is with the job thing, it seemed kind of mean to cut him off abruptly when Chris had promised to float him for a few months. He also suddenly asked for $1000 a month rent, which was like a double-whammy. Annie can’t work because she hasn’t gotten her green card yet, and she’s going stir crazy, since she can’t get a driver’s license either. Life in America hasn’t worked out the way she thought, since they’re clipping coupons and she had to pawn her jewelry. That’s right. You can’t believe everything you see on TV – we are not all the Carringtons. His son is moving in with them, which doesn’t make newlywed Annie too happy, since she likes being loud during sex, and… Never mind, it’s bad enough she gave me a mental picture that I can never erase.

🐎 Thoughts on Westworld, which I also got to watch in its regular time-slot. Wow. This show is a little depressing, but I love a good head lopping, and we’re getting a lot of that. The Shogunworld storyline was sad, and so is the wiping of Teddy’s mind. Mostly because I like James Marsden. It looks like Delores is only on her own side, and Maeve has telepathic powers, but is using them for good, trying to help other hosts and humans. Too bad she was a little late for Sakura.  I did approve of the man bun on the dudes in Shogunworld, so they are now added to the list of one – Josh from Sweet Home Oklahoma – that gets my okay. Another thought – whose cleaning up that mess?

🍸 Monday night at 9 pm, BRAVO will be serving up Vanderpump Rules: Secrets Revealed. It’s also being rerun at 10 pm. I love the Secrets shows. They were once called Lost Footage, until the network stopped insulting the viewers with that title. Like I really thought Andy Cohen looked in one of his desk drawers and suddenly found it. The clips are random, but usually more lighthearted, and I swear they save a few things that are better than what we’ve seen during the season.

🏥 General Hospital has no new episode tomorrow. They’re airing the episode from April 13. Normally on a holiday, they rerun something significant, but I can’t tell from the blurb which one it is; it’s so vague.

🙋 So it looks like I’ll be back on Tuesday. Some information for you in the meantime:

😪 The 8 Stages of Grief We All Go Through After a Relaxing Long Weekend

https://www.levo.com/posts/8-stages-of-grief-we-all-go-through-after-a-relaxing-long-weekend?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_email&utm_term=

🎆 In Case You Didn’t Know Why You’re Off Work…

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

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May 23, 2018 – Valentin is in Hell, Mystery in the Berkshires, Explosive Star Finale & Pup Noses

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the station, Robert says he has to debrief Peter/Henrik.

Finn tells Anna, if it’s any consolation, no one else saw that Peter was Henrik either. Anna says he was hiding in plain sight.

Lulu asks what want Valentin wants. He says he’s here for his wife and daughter. She tells him that Nina is already gone and Charlotte is asleep.

Nina goes into Maxie’s room. She says it was all she could do to tear herself away from the baby. The nurses said his vitals are good and he’s well-developed for his age. Maxie can tell there’s something else. Nina says he reminds her of Nathan. He was a big baby, but the nurses said the same thing, that he was well-developed for his age. Maxie says she felt Nathan there, giving her the strength to pull through and give birth al fresco. She wishes he was there. She says Peter really pulled through, and she’s not sure why he didn’t come to see the baby.

Sam and Jason show up at the station, and Robert says his key witnesses are there. Chase asks what charges are being pressed, and Henrik says he wants to press charges. Jason tried to kill him; he knocked Henrik down, and held him at gunpoint. Robert says he threatened to kill Anna. He tells Chase that the WSB is going to lay out the procedure. Chase asks what Jason is doing there, and Sam says he knows for a fact that Jason is Henrik.

Anna guesses Finn has a lot of questions about how she came to have a baby with Faison. He says his questions aren’t important, but she says he’s important. She pushed him away because she didn’t want him added to the list of people she cared about being in danger. She says Griff was right; she’s a coward. She was terrified to let him see her for who she was. He told her, in case she missed it, he’s made his fair share of mistakes. He’s in no position to judge anyone. She thinks he might change his mind. She explains Faison’s obsession with her started when they were teenagers. His mother was her nanny, and he became fixated with her. She eventually became a cadet at the WSB academy, and he was already high up in the DVX. She thought she could set him up, but misjudged the situation, and wound up pregnant. She compromised herself, and trashed her career before it started. Eventually, she found a solution she thought would work, but she was wrong.

Valentin says Nina misread some things, and Dante says he was led away in handcuffs at the Nurses’ Ball. Valentin tells him the charges were baseless and they let him go. Lulu says he kept Peter’s identity a secret, but Valentin tells her that he respected Peter’s privacy. He was escaping a father who didn’t give a damn about him. Dante says maybe Valentin didn’t give a damn about Nathan, but his wife did. He had to cover his own ass when Nathan died. Lulu says Peter wasn’t helping her, he just wanted to know what she knew, in case she got too close. Valentin is sure she’ll find her next big story. He says he’ll let Charlotte sleep, and pick her up from school tomorrow. Lulu thinks he should hold off on that until he sees how he stands with Nina. He says, we’ll see, and leaves. Dante says he’s in for a surprise, and asks Lulu what she was talking about regarding Peter.

Maxie tells Nina there was no time to panic. She just had to remember the birthing classes and trust her instincts. Nina says she brought natural childbirth to life. Maxie says she couldn’t have done it without Peter. Nina says, if nothing else, she’s grateful for that. Maxie thought she was okay with Peter, and Nina says she’s tired and emotional. She’s going to go and give Maxie time to rest. Outside Maxie’s room, she leans against the wall and takes some deep breaths.

Kiki and Griff go back to his room. She says she doesn’t know why they came back there, when they had the ballroom all to themselves. He wants to call room service for some coffee, but Kiki wants more champagne, and pulls out a bottle. Griff thinks she’s had enough, and she says, just enough. Just enough for the world to glisten at the edges. She’s not hammered or sloppy. She could have worked off by dancing. She asks if he dances, and Griff says, some. Kiki tells him most guys are hopeless; it’s a shame. Every independent woman remembers watching Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella and pretending to waltz around in a ballgown. Then they grow up, and guys aren’t into the waltz. She says, that’s life. Even dreams that come true can disappoint.

Sam tells Peter that he forgot to put his name down as Henrik Faison on his resume, and it’s fraud. Chase asks if she’s willing to press charges, and Robert says the Bureau is in charge. Henrik says Jason is going to claim he was held prisoner for five years, but he saved Jason’s life.

Anna tells Finn that she didn’t want to see the infant, and the midwife arranged for an illegal adoption. She said it would be a loving family, and Anna believed and trusted her. She never thought about it again. She starts to cry, and takes Finn’s hand. She says, another person knew. They took baby, and gave him to Faison. Finn says, Faison had no idea she was his mother. He was rambling on about her being his destiny, and couldn’t have known. Anna says, he never knew. As feeble as it sounds, it was the one gift she could give herself.

Nina arrives at Windemere. Valentin is sitting on the floor next to the fireplace, drinking. She says she’s only there to pack. Valentin asks if she’ll listen, and she says, why? So he can lie some more? He always knew, and if he’d warned anyone, her brother might be alive. Valentin tells her, no one can say that. His father was crazy. Nina says he went to Crimson for Peter, not Maxie. Valentin says, Peter didn’t shoot him, and he tried to protect Maxie. Nina asks if Valentin is saying Peter is an innocent victim. He says, not innocent, but a victim. She tells him not to ask her to feel sorry for Peter, and he says he’s asking for empathy. If she hears the story, parts of it might sound familiar.

Henrik says he changed his name to escape his father. Faison was the head of the DVX, and then became an individual contractor. He shot Jason, and although the body was never recovered, Jason was presumed dead. Faison kept Jason in a clinic in Russia, and coerced him into helping. His father ordered him to kill Jason. It would have been easy; he was heavily sedated, but he wouldn’t do it. He betrayed his father, and risked his own life to save Jason. Sam says he paid Klein to keep him prisoner, and then to hunt him down after he escaped. Chase says he knows Jason doesn’t want to talk without his attorney, but it would save time if he can corroborate anything.

Jason says Henrik’s father shot him in October of 2012. He woke up in 2017 in a Russian clinic – in restraints. They were drugging him, and when he resisted, they drugged him more. There was no medical attention going on. Chase says, but he’d been shot, and Jason says, Henrik paid to have him kept prisoner, and then followed. Henrik says he understands this is about misguided revenge. Jason says he was threatening Anna. Peter says Jason hit him in the head, and he could have a concussion. Chase says he’ll personally escort Henrik to GH, and to get a cell ready for when he comes back. They’ll be holding him pending investigation. Sam gives Henrik a Dragon Lady glare.

Anna tells Finn that whatever unkindness or neglect Peter suffered, it would have been worse had he been the focus of Faison’s obsession. Finn says he told himself she was playing a game with Faison, using his guilt, even though he didn’t know the real reason. Anna says she should feel guilty; she should have kept track of the baby. If she had, Peter’s life would have been completely different. Her phone rings. It’s Robert. Robert tells her that Henrik is on his way to GH; he’s convinced them that he needs medical attention. Anna asks if he’s all right, and Robert says, it’s a stall. Anna tells Finn that her son has been taken to GH for medical attention. Robert thinks it’s a stall, but he could be hurt. Finn says he’ll go. He asks if she’ll be okay, and she says she is okay, and he leaves. She asks if Robert is still at the PCPD. He tells her that they’ll need a statement from her, and she says she’ll be there soon. She has something to take care of first.

Sam wonders why Henrik would want to go to the hospital, and Jason says he’s hoping to escape. She asks if Jason thinks he’ll pull it off. Jason says they should see if that detective knows what he’s doing. Sam says if there’s nothing wrong, what’s the point, and then says, Maxie is there. They run out of the station.

Drew stops by Maxie’s room, and she shows him the baby on the tablet. Drew says he’s a handsome little guy, and congratulates her. She wonders if Kim is still there. Drew says he was going to wait and give her a ride home, but he thinks he’s going home. I hope he tells her first. He asks if there’s anything he can do. Maxie says it’s not his job, but he tells her it’s good business practice. Without her, Nina would bankrupt Crimson. Drew says he’ll run interference while she’s out.

Griff doesn’t think he’s ever drunk champagne straight out of the bottle. Kiki says he’s long overdue. He says, here goes nothing, and takes a swig.

Valentin tells Nina he’d been doing work for Faison. It was highly illegal work, for which he was highly paid. He had a lot of medical bills, so he couldn’t be choosy. He met Faison’s son when he came home from boarding school, a shy ten-year-old, desperate for approval and attention from his father. He’d invited his father back to Bern to see a play he was in. Faison laughed, and mocked him in front of Valentin. Henrik was devastated. Valentin went, and Henrik was thrilled for the support. Thus began their lifelong friendship. Nina says, so what? Being a lonely kid doesn’t excuse what he turned out to be. Valentin says, no it doesn’t, but she can see the struggle, especially being in his father’s shadow. Valentin offered what advice he could, but they eventually lost touch. Henrik was working for his father, reached out. He wanted help to change his identity, and start again. Faison was poison, and he needed to escape. When he came to Port Charles, Valentin protected his secret because he owed him. Nina understands feeling sorry for him, but how did Valentin owe him? Anna bangs on the door. Valentin doesn’t want to let her in, but Nina wants to hear what she has to say. Anna storms in, saying it’s been three decades, but he finally got what he wanted. Her son almost shot her tonight.

Anna had thought her son with Faison was a secret, but to him. He says he’s thought she was a horrible, heartless liar who slept with Faison to further career, and cast aside her child like useless luggage. He tracked the family and threatened them, until they handed over the baby. She calls him an SOB, and grabs his neck.

Lulu tells Dante that after she wrote the article, she got a lot of emails from people claiming to be Henrik, but only one seemed credible. He was interested in meeting to tell his side of the story. She was working with Anna, and ran everything past her. Dante says she didn’t run it by him, and she says she agreed to keep their careers separate. He asks, other than Anna and Valentin, who else did she tell? She says, Peter. He tells her, congratulations. She confided in the guy who was setting her up.

Kiki tells Griff that she went to cotillion three years straight to learn to waltz. Griff has a confession to make – he knows how to waltz. He was also dragged to cotillion; his mom’s friend needed a dance partner. He learned to fox trot, tango, and waltz. Kiki says, prove it. Um… some music would be good. They dance without it, and he twirls her around. They kiss, and I make a sound between, ooh, and uh-oh.

Sam and Jason get to the hospital, where Maxie is in a wheelchair, and asks if they want to tag along to see the baby. Henrik is coming through near the nurses’ station, and Maxie wonders why he’s in handcuffs. Henrik asks if it’s possible for him to speak to her, and in a world only on the soaps, Chase agrees, and they’re given privacy. He tells Maxie he failed to disclose his real name. She doesn’t understand, and he says, Peter is the name he chose for himself. His father named him Henrik. She says, no, and he says, he’s Henrik Faison.

Anna pushes Valentin. She says her son has every right to hate her and want revenge. He had no right to use her child. Why not go all the way and tell Faison?  Valentin says he finally had leverage, and kept it in reserve. She says they’re talking about a little boy he handed over to a monster. Nina agrees. She thought he’d never hurt a child; it was his saving grace. He says he made a mistake. Nina says some mistakes you can’t take back. He says he continued to work for Faison, so he could keep an eye on Henrik. It didn’t take long to see he’d never escape his father. Anna says, protecting him, very noble, if she believed him. He says he made a terrible mistake, and is haunted by it every day. He asks if she thinks she knows what it’s like to go to bed every night, wishing he could make amends, but being a failure. He knows something about that. She tells him to go to hell, and walks out. He says he’s already there.

Dante tells Lulu that he’s leaving for work. She thinks they should talk. He asks, about what? About how she learned nothing from Nathan’s death? Peter appealed to her vanity or something. She says it’s her job to investigate. He says, then investigate. Don’t just take lies her boss is feeding her. Although he probably won’t be her boss much longer. Maybe she should write a story about that.

Henrik tells Maxie that he knows it’s a lot to take in, but please believe he never had an agenda; he wanted to help. The more he got to know her, the more he cared. She says, Faison wasn’t there for her; she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Faison was after him. Henrik says, yes. Maxie asks to go back to her room. Henrik says he’s sorry, but she doesn’t care. Henrik is led away.

Sam tells Drew that Henrik paid the man at Faison’s bank to leave the letters in a drop. One of the envelopes had the flash drive in it. He could have it; a way to restore his memory. Drew says he’s not going to rely on Peter, or Henrik, or whatever his name is. He and Andre are figuring it out. He wants to be Drew, with no trace of Jason. He leaves. Sam tells Jason that Drew might not want the flash drive, but she sure as hell does.

Oh wow. Griff and Kiki get busy. There’s a song part… and Sam gets in the elevator. She and Jason gaze at each other, then he gets in with her. Lulu types on her laptop while she cries. Valentin drinks. Nina walks in with her suitcase, looks at him, goes to the door, takes a last look, and leaves. Valentin dumps the glass over, no doubt wasting some very good bourbon. Anna goes to the station. She takes Robert’s hand. He holds her as she cries. Peter is examined.

Maxie lies in bed, thinking about Peter giving her the baby wrapped in his tuxedo jacket.

Two of my guys knocked out in one episode.

Tomorrow, Julian visits Alexis, Diane says Carly is more out of control than she’s willing to admit, and Nelle tells Josslyn that she and Michael are getting closer.

The Real Housewives of New York City

It’s Christmastime. Dorinda shops for the weekend in the Berkshires. Her house is totally Christmased up. She says the Berserkshires are here. Carole and Ramona arrive first. Dorinda says she wants a relaxed, fun night before everyone else gets there. She describes her decorations as old world meets new world meets kitsch. She has an old-fashioned TV set with an animated Christmas scene inside, and it’s one of the most amazing, coolest decorations I’ve ever seen. Like her own personal Lord & Taylor window.

Facialist Satoko goes to Sonja’s to give her some treatments. Satoko is miffed that Sonja rehomed one of her dogs and the cat. In her interview, Sonja says her life is complicated. She worried about everything, including the pets, and needed it to be simpler. It’s better for them, but hard on her. Satoko asks who she’s having sex with now, and they talk about the disadvantages of hooking up with two men at the same time. Satoko thinks you must have 24-hour downtime in between.

Dorinda, Carole, and Ramona go out for dinner. Carole asks if somebody actually gets murdered at the mystery party. Ramona says Sonja is like the old Sonja, funny and light. In her interview, Ramona thinks it will be a time thing with Dorinda and Sonja. Carole asks about Bethenny, saying she thinks Bethenny is being distant after she got upset with Carole at the dinner. She’s seemed aggressive. In her interview, Carole thinks it’s strange that Bethenny isn’t reaching out or making plans. Something is going on. Dorinda agrees something isn’t as comfortable as it used to be. Carole thinks it has something to do with support for Bethenny’s charity, but she made a matching donation. Dorinda says Bethenny was bummed out about Adam. Carole says Adam told her, but Bethenny never said anything, She wonders why Bethenny would hold a grudge against her. In her interview, Carole says he chose to let it go, but Bethenny was talking behind her back about it. She’s never known Bethenny not to be direct. She says every level of the story sucks. They’ve argued, but privately. Ramona says Carole used to be more cerebral, but has been speaking her mind more.

The girls come down for breakfast. Carole and Ramona marvel over Dorinda’s bed linens.

Bethenny says she put the B in Berkshires, and we flash back to her berating LuAnn, and the argument with Ramona. She’s in such a good mood, nothing can ruin it. Oh, just wait.

Carole gives Dorinda a personalized makeup turban for Christmas, and also a Donald Trump chia pet. In her interview, Dorinda says it’s the gift that will keep on giving. Ramona plays with the snow globes. Bethenny arrives. Dorinda promises to help with a search for an FAO Schwarz nutcracker for Brynn. Bethenny asks where Carole is, and Carole magically appears. Bethenny gives her an All I Want for Christmas is a New President sweatshirt. In her interview, Carole says he wants a conversation with Bethenny, but Bethenny is acting like it’s all good, so she’s doing the same. Bethenny is wearing a Chilling with My Snowmies shirt, and Ramona doesn’t get the play on words. Bethenny tells Carole not to give her any hints, but Carole blurts out, homies. Ramona still doesn’t get it, since she doesn’t know what homies are.

The rest arrive, and there’s another big discussion about Bethenny’s shirt. In her interview, Carole says it doesn’t matter what time it is, single LuAnn wants the party started. Dorinda announces there are rules of engagement this year. Housekeeper Len works for her, and if need something done, come to her. In her interview, Dorinda says if they know the rules, they won’t break them – hopefully. She tells them, don’t touch other people’s stuff. Don’t take it, or wear it. Respect the home. As she’s talking, we flash back to when these rules were broken. She says it isn’t Girls Gone Wild or the Playboy mansion. It’s the home she loves and cherishes. With that said, welcome. Sonja says she’s on her best behavior, and brought her own slippers and PJs. The last thing she wants is to be ostracized.

Luann and Sonja share a room. LuAnn hangs decorations on the fish hanging on the wall. Sonja takes pics to cover her ass in case there’s damage. Everyone gets ready for the party. In her interview, Dorinda explains that she’s a temperance leader, trying to bring Prohibition to Massachusetts, but doesn’t practice what she preaches. There will be actors coming, and at some point, a murder.

Rhett, the butler, shows up, along with the manor owner, Freddy Feathersby, and his assistant, Aiden.  He’s made his money from selling feathers to showgirls, and all of the characters have a vested interest in him. Anyone could be murdered.

Tinsley is the rich neighbor; whose daddy makes money while she spends it. Carole tells her about Bethenny’s beef with Adam, saying it’s not her style to talk to someone else about it. She’s going to have a couple of tequilas and see how it goes.

Sonja is an accountant who cooks the books Sonja loves a costume theme, and the men, although there could be a few more. Bethenny is the brains behind operation, because Featherby is an idiot. In her interview, Bethenny says they’re the same bitches; different era. Carole is a woman running for congress. She has a cigarette in a holder, and in her interview, Bethenny says Carole has taken up smoking through the façade of costume.

Ramona tells Featherby that when he left the room, his assistant said he hated him. Sonja says he told her his life would be easier without him around. Ramona tells Featherby that he surrounds himself with the wrong people. In her interview, Bethenny says there’s Ramona, telling secrets. Finally, her being an a-hole is helpful.

Rhett explains how it works, and that no one should really call the police. LuAnn is late, and strolls in being a French something-or-other. Aiden starts choking, and drops to the floor. They make a pretense of trying to help, but he’s dead. Featherby suggests the go to the dining room to discuss. Sonja points out that they’re a man down for dinner. Featherby talks about calling the police, and Tinsley says her experience with the police has been bad, making everyone laugh. Featherby says he would have never murdered his faithful assistant, so someone in the room did. They toast to Aiden, but then Featherby starts to choke. Despite their best efforts, he too, is dead. Rhett reveals that he’s actually a cop. He thinks he knows who committed the crime. The “body” carted off, and Sonja says now there are no guys for dinner. Bethenny makes a toast that, men may come and go, but strong women last forever.

Rhett tells everyone that Aiden poisoned Featherby’s drink before he died. Dorinda is starving, and reveals that she did it. Rhett says she’s too rich to go to jail, and presents her with a bottle of Dom Perignon. Everyone applauds. Bethenny suggests that next year, somebody should really kill somebody, but the night is young.

They talk about Heather Thomas living close by, and Ramona gripes about her house having no air conditioning. Bethenny confronts Ramona about saying she called Carole a puppet. In her interview, Ramona says those might not have been her exact words, but what she said wasn’t a compliment. Moving right along, Ramona brings up the tension in the group, saying they all feel it, but she’s the only brave one. Carole says the vibe is off. Bethenny says there’s been a shift in the group, and Carole doesn’t understand. In her interview, Carole says, so much for easing it in.

Carole asks Bethenny, if she had a problem, why didn’t she come to her? Bethenny says she didn’t have a problem. Carole says she thought Bethenny was upset because of Carole’s lack of support for her charity. Bethenny says she doesn’t need Carole’s support. In her interview, Bethenny say that she never heard from Carole about it, and she didn’t seem interested. Carole says Page Six contacted her about a story that they were feuding, and she killed it. Now she’s hearing rumblings that it might be true. Bethenny had told her that she thought Dorinda was the source. Dorinda swears she never called Page Six. In her interview, Bethenny says she told Carole that in confidence, and asks if she’s not safe with Carole now. Carole brings up Adam, and Bethenny gets all hung up on the details. Carole calls her honey, which Bethenny doesn’t find amusing. Carole doesn’t like the vibe, and accuses Bethenny of avoiding the topic by concentrating on the minutiae. In her interview, Ramona says the rest of them don’t have the verbal skills to spar with Bethenny, and usually give up. Carole is on top of it. In her interview, Tinsley says she feels like a child; they shouldn’t be there. Carole says she loves Bethenny, but Bethenny doesn’t seem to feel the same way.

To be continued…

Next time, Bethenny is done, Dorinda puts her face in a cake, Dorinda owns Santa, and Bethenny gets a big surprise.

Star

This episode started thirty days before the tour, and counted down.

Everyone was ready to celebrate Take 3’s first album. It was announced that Noah would be co-headlining with Gigi on the tour, and Take 3 would open. While celebrating at the salon, they heard Star’s I Was There track on the radio. Miss Lawrence suggested the knives be hidden. Star said she was just venting; it wasn’t supposed to come out. Alex wasn’t having it, and she and Star had a knockdown drag out. Star confronted Maurice, saying she wanted a hit, but not like this; she was tired of men taking advantage. Maurice said she was about to be the hottest piece of the Take 3 puzzle. Carlotta, Cassie, and Cotton went through Jahil’s studio, and Cassie promised to find out who did this.

After Noah got drunk and arrested, Carlotta said he needed a handler. Noah said she needed to know her place. She told him to sit his ass down, and he fired her.

Charles worried about getting kicked out, but didn’t believe Ayanna could run the company. Star’s single took off, and Ayanna told Maurice he saved his job. Carlotta said he was enabling Noah, and Take 3 was torn apart because of what he released. Maurice told Carlotta he was picking up her slack.

Cassie told Andy she wasn’t playing around, and threatened his parents, who she never knew were white.

Star told Simone that she was doing it for their mama. It’s the least she could do, since she killed her. Simone says she didn’t, but Star confesses she gave her more medicine when she shouldn’t have. Simone wasn’t holding it against her; she was a kid. Simone told her to let it go – it’s a choice to be broken.

Noah hated that Simone got him out of the DUI. Cotton claimed Omari killed Jahil, and it was a mistake to let him live. Carlotta said he was a dead man, and Cassie said she had it, telling Carlotta to get Cotton and her son out of town. At the prison. Angel told Simone that his lawyer would help get them an annulment. Simone said it wasn’t what she wanted, but he insisted. She took to her bed, and when Carlotta tried getting her to face life, she whined that Carlotta had never loved anyone like she loved Angel. Carlotta bounced her out of bed, saying she just buried him

Noah dropped his flask in front of Alex, who said she can’t do this again. He was all, you and me, but she said, get out.

Take 3 was pretty impressive for an opening act, with swings and dry ice. The audience began to chant for Star’s new single. Alex grabbed the mic, and she and Star wrestled on the stage. They were out of the tour, but Maurice said Star could be the opening act. Simone told Star they weren’t family anymore. Star said everything she’d done, she did for them, and Simone told her to stop with the lies. Star said they were a package deal, but Ayanna said, not according to their contract.

Gigi introduced Noah to coke, and he snorted some off of her before he went on stage. Alex went to see Derek, and told him Noah was a drunk like her mother. She said she was going to New York to see her dad. She was going to find out why she’s so messed up. Derek told her he had a girl now, and she doesn’t lie to him. He left her standing on the porch.

Ayanna caught Andy in her office, forging her signature on checks. She was about to call security when he knocked the phone out of her hand. There was a gun in her desk, and they struggled over it. Ayanna was shot, and Andy called Carlotta, who’s like Mr. Wolf in Pulp Fiction.  She took his prints off the gun, and called an ambulance. Ayanna didn’t want an ambulance. She didn’t want to give her father the satisfaction of thinking she’s weak, and told Carlotta she was pregnant with Jahil’s baby

Carlotta asked why Andy needed money, and he told her Jahil’s bullet was meant for him. She asked who he owed money too. She could help, but needed a name. She asked who killed Jahil, and he told her it was her sister Cassie. She asked if he was crazy, owing Cassie money.

Charles showed up for a board meeting, noting they had a quorum. He said Ayanna was in his seat, but she said she was taking leadership of Floyd Entertainment. He taught her to play chess, so checkmate. Carlotta became the new head of Midtown Sound. She fired Maurice.

Star told Noah when she’d pictured the tour, it was with the girls, not with him throwing it away. He told her that he was on top; this is what it looks like. She said they were both alone, and told him he was crumbling. She was learning it was a choice to be broken, and asked if he was ever going to change. This doesn’t make him an artist; it makes him an addict. Not Prince or Michael, just an addict.

The concert ended with Star singing the opening song, I Bring Me, but thinking about how she sang it with the other girls, her victory being bittersweet. Derek ran after Alex. The plane was boarding, but he said his girl was on the damn plane. We saw a television showing breaking news about an airplane down in the Appalachian Mountains. Noah stood on the roof, about to jump.

Carlotta and Cassie sat at the kitchen table, drinking. Carlotta said Jahil died murderes by someone he loved and believed in. Some people always let you down. They both quietly reached under the table for their guns. Carlotta told Cassie that she heard Cassie took Omari out. They both drew their guns, and Cassie said she always had Carlotta’s back. Carlotta said, the hell she did, as her hand started to shake.

A gun went off.

Queen Latifah’s hair-dos did not disappoint. There was a short, swirly do in black and white, shoulder length waves in brown with gold highlights, a magenta flip, and a brown and gold curled bob highlighted with purple. This week, however, Brandi won the Queen of Hair, with brown and gold Queen Nefertiti braids piled high.

This was the finale. Star will be returning in the fall.

🐶 Because It’s the Best I Can Come Up with At This Hour…

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May 22, 2018 – Peter is Exposed, Wyatt Calls His Mom, Horrible Guests Depart & Zzzzz

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Kiki swills champagne, sitting on the empty stage. Michael says looks like he missed it. She thinks it’s still raging on somewhere.

Ava and Griff get back to his room. She talks about how great Epiphany sounded. He says she’s no slouch herself, but wishes he could say same for her song selection. How can she turn a charity event into a weapon?

Sam encourages Spinelli to hack into the hospital computer. Maxie comes out, and collapses.

Lulu asks if Dante will be home soon. He tells her about Robert taking Valentin into custody. In the interrogation room Robert tells Valentin some people mellow with age, but not him. He has Valentin up against the wall, when Dante walks in and asks for a word with Robert.

Nina brings Charlotte for a sleepover at Lulu’s.

Robert tells Dante it’s a WSB matter and stay out of it. Dante says he still can’t violate civil rights. Valentin wants to drug and kidnap Anna like he did with him. Finn asks what’s going on, and Robert says Anna is waking into a trap.

Peter asks Anna if this is what it’s come to. A WSB agent pretending to be an abandoned boy’s mommy to flush him out. Anna says he needs to understand something, but he says, no he doesn’t. He tells her that she can say hello to his father for him.

Sam and Spinelli visit Maxie’s room. She wanted to see her son in person. She shows them the tablet, saying he was early, but has ten fingers and toes. She says it happened so fast. One second, she was on the road, and the next, she was on the side of the road giving birth. It’s lucky Peter was there to help. Sam asks if she knows where he is. Maxie says he was supposed to meet her there, but never showed up.

Lulu tells Charlotte that it’s an amazing surprise. She goes upstairs with Charlotte, and Nina remembers Valentin saying Faison was impossible to stop, and how he wanted to get to the airport. She flashes back to asking him if he wanted to get away, so when it blew up, no one would know his part in it. Lulu asks what’s going on. Nina asks where Dante is, and Lulu says at the station. She thinks it’s going to be a late night. She asks if Nina’s drop-in has something to do with that. Nina says her husband has been keeping a secret for a long time. He knows who Henrik is, and always did.

Robert says there’s no time for niceties. Dante says he can’t beat a confession out of Valentin, and he’ll just come up with something else. He suggests Robert make a deal. Robert says Valentin knew Henrik’s identity since birth. Finn joins them, and says, who cares? They need to save Anna. Robert says he’ll take care of it, and sends Finn his number. He wants Finn to go to the hospital to see if Anna was admitted with a bullet wound courtesy of Faison.

Jason tells Peter to drop the gun. Peter tells Jason to drop his, or he swears he’ll kill Anna. Jason shoots the gun out of Peter’s hand, and Peter falls. Jason tells Anna that he and Sam figured it out because Peter had Faison’s lighter. Anna tells Jason to put the gun down, but Jason says he doesn’t think so. Anna says Peter is unarmed, and not a threat. Jason says he was hiding in plain sight. Anna gets that he wants revenge, but Jason says he’s containing a threat; she’s too close. He says, let’s go, and Anna draws her gun on him.

Maxie asks about the rest of Ball. Spinelli says he didn’t make it to the stage, but not because of her. Maxie asks if Obrecht stole his spotlight, then remembers she has to tell Obrecht about the baby. Sam tells her to take it easy, and Maxie says with everyone watching her, she doesn’t have a choice.

Nina says, another secret. Valentin has known from the start. Lulu asks if he told her what Henrik’s alias is, and Nina asks if it matters. Lulu thinks it might help them understand. Nina says it was worth more than their marriage, and worth more than her brother’s life. Lulu says she’s sorry, and Nina says, so is she. She would be sorrier if he’d whisked them away on the open-ended trip he’d planned. He’s in custody now, but when he notices they’re not home, this is the first place he’ll come.

Robert wants to know everything about Henrik. Who he is, where he is, and how to contact him. Valentin asks what the charges are, but Robert doesn’t know yet. Valentin says unless Robert has something against him, he’ll press the issue with his attorneys. The longer it takes, the longer Anna is in danger.

Ava can’t believe Griff called her performance a weapon. She was supposed to sing something sweet and sentimental, and her performance was anything but. She says the show was flagging, and she made a decision to get the attention back on the stage. Griff says it was a slap in the face to Sonny and his family, and anyone who’d thought she was a changed woman – like him and Kiki.

Sam tells Spinelli that she’s meeting Jason at the pier, and tells him to stay with Maxie. He blocks the elevator, and says he can’t let her go. Finn overhears, and jets.

Anna tells Jason to let him go, but Jason says he can’t. She says, please, because she’s not sure she won’t hit an artery, but she will if she has to. He asks why she’s protecting him. Anna tells Peter that she’s his real mother. Peter tells her to drop the act, but she says, it’s the truth. Peter babbles, and Jason tells him to shut up. He says it makes sense now. She says she couldn’t tell anyone; she was afraid it would play out like this. Teary-eyed, she begs Jason to let him go. He’s her son.

Spinelli says he can’t let Sam in harm’s way; Jason can handle himself. She tells Spinelli that she’s strong, placing her hand on his neck in the Vulcan death grip position. She asks if he wants to try her. He steps aside, and tells her to be careful.

Robert says if Valentin thinks he’s going to let him out. He drugged Robert, and kept him prisoner while Henrik played his deadly game. Valentin says the sooner he’s out, the sooner he can help Anna. Robert says the Bureau won’t press any charges regarding his association with Henrik – providing the caliber of the information gets Anna back safely. Dante says Valentin won’t have any leverage if Anna is dead, and asks who is Henrik Faison?

Ava knows Griff is disappointed that she’s yet to rise to his high moral standard, and achieve sainthood. He says he’d settle for human decency. Her song was a slap in the face to Sonny. Ava says she sang it for him. He asks what she wants, and she says, three simple words. All he had to do was tell her he loved her, but he can’t do that. He’s lost interest because she’s no longer in need of rescuing, but Kiki is.

Kiki asks Michael if he’s on California time; the Ball was hours ago. He says he was with Nelle, and she says she heard about Nelle’s fall. She’s sorry, and asks how Nelle and the baby are. He says the baby wasn’t harmed, and Nelle will make a full recovery. He wonders why Kiki is alone in the empty ballroom. She says she doesn’t want to go home. She doesn’t want to lie awake, dreading tomorrow.

Dante calls Lulu, and asks if she’s okay. Lulu says Nina is there with Charlotte, but Valentin had wanted to take them on an extended trip after the Ball. Dante asks if Peter has contacted her, but he hasn’t. He tells her to make sure Nina stays put; he’s coming home. He says Valentin is at the station, and he’ll explain when he gets there. Nina’s phone rings. It’s Spinelli. He tells her that she needs to get to GH. Maxie had her baby. Both mother and child are in good condition.

Anna gives Peter information on his birth, saying the midwife’s daughter can confirm it. She thought he was being given to a loving couple, and only found out a few months ago that someone else put his in Faison’s hands. Peter says she’s lying. She says she wanted to tell him about Faison having Huntington’s disease, and that he could be a carrier. It was the least she could do as a mother. She lied to everyone she loves, and can’t lie anymore. Finn arrives, and hears her say, you’re my son.

Jason gets why Anna wants to save Peter, but says she can’t. He helped Lulu to lure Faison back, because he knew Jason was there and would kill him. And he did. Anna and Jason argue, and she says he’s her child. Finn walks out, and tells them to both put their guns down.

Dante remembers Lulu saying that Peter encourages her, and him telling her to stay out of it. He flashes back to him saying that Peter might think her life is an acceptable risk to take, but he doesn’t. He arrives home, and Lulu asks what’s going on. She tells him Nina is at the hospital; Maxie had her baby. He tells her that Henrik’s alias has been under their noses the whole time. He’s Peter August.

Griff asks where Ava is getting this from. She says she saw him with her daughter backstage in the dressing room. He says he was comforting her, and Ava asks if that’s what he calls it. Griff says Kiki was upset, and he was helping her because she’s Ava’s daughter. Ava says, not because she’s a damsel in distress looking for a knight in shining armor? Now that Ava is standing on her own and moving on, he’s not interested. How does she know how he feels if he doesn’t say it. He asks her if he should really say how he feels or what she wants to hear? One is a lie, and he’ll come up short with the other. What does she want? Ava says she wants more than he’s capable of giving.

Robert asks Valentin where Henrik is. Valentin says he claimed he was going to deal with Anna himself. Robert can’t believe Valentin didn’t warn her. Valentin says he was out of options, and Robert says he had two – choose Faison’s son or Anna. Robert gets a text from Finn: Pier 55 911.

Anna tells Finn to get out, but he says he’s not going anywhere. Robert is on his way, most likely with the PCPD. He’s no expert, but thinks it’s not the best idea for them to have guns pointing at each other when they arrive. Sam shows up, and Peter says, another guest; it’s a party. With his gun pointed at Peter’s head, Jason says he has to finish it. If he doesn’t, Peter will betray her and probably kill her. Anna says it’s the chance she’s taking; he’s her son. Peter says she’s not his mother; just a bitch who gave birth to him. Ouch.

Nina sees Maxie, who says the baby is a boy. Spinelli adds that he’s premature, but healthy. Nina says she has a nephew; baby Jay. Maxie shows her the webcam, and Nina says, he’s beautiful. She’s sorry she wasn’t there, and says so much for birthing classes. Maxie says Peter never attend one, but delivered the baby like a pro.

Lulu says Peter can’t be Henrik, but Dante tells her Valentin said he is. She says Valentin lies about everything to everyone. Dante asks her what if Faison wasn’t coming to Crimson to find Maxie, but coming to Aurora to find Henrik? Maxie was just in the wrong place at the wrong time; so was Nathan. Lulu says she’s been trusting him, and working with him, and he’s been leading her around by the nose. Dante says he knew something was up with Valentin, but didn’t think this. Lulu wonders why Henrik would stay in Port Charles, then says, Maxie.

Kiki tells Michael, at first it was little things, like a misunderstood comment or a hug that didn’t need to happen. Then things happened away from the hospital. She thought it wasn’t that serious, Michael says he’s on the hospital board. If she’s being harassed at work, it’s serious. She makes him promise not say anything. She forgot he’s on the board, and told him in confidence as a friend. She’s just going to stay out of David’s way, and hope it blows over.

Mixed signals but clear how feels or more acut how he doesn’t doing them both a favor never make her feel how deserve never long time life short why wait she may not be perfct but wroth of love nd he can’t give it to her she says goodbye

Sergeant Murray tells Valentin that he’s supposed to wait for Robert’s instructions. He’s going to the pier to apprehend Henrik Faison aka Peter August. Valentin asks if there’s anything to hold him on. Murray admits there isn’t, and Valentin says by detaining him, they’re in breach of his civil rights. He regrets it will fall on Murray. He thinks they can agree the law is on his side. They have to release him.

Sam tells Jason not to do it; there are too many witnesses. Finn suggests Anna get the ball rolling by putting her gun down first. Peter suggests Finn leave things to the professionals. He says Jason will never let him live, unless Anna kills him first. He tells Jason to look in Anna’s eyes. She’s ready to kill him while Sam watches, unless Jason kills him first.

We hear sirens. Anna and Jason stand frozen, but then both of them put their guns down. Robert tells them he’s taking Peter aka Henrik into custody. He picks up Peter’s gun, and a cop starts to read Peter his rights. Robert says, don’t bother. He’s property of the WSB, and they don’t worry about such niceties. He says they’ll need a statement from Jason. There’s a nice cell waiting in Steinmaur for Henrik. Peter/Henrik is taken away. Everyone leaves, except Anna, Jason, and Finn. Jason approaches Anna, but she tells him, another time. He says he’s sorry, and she says, so is she. He leaves. She tells Finn that she never wanted anyone to know, and she’s made a mess of everything.

Ava knocks on Griff’s door, but there’s no answer. She apologizes for what she said, telling him she was wrong to walk away; please give her another chance. There’s still no answer, and she leaves.

Kiki is still drinking, and Griff asks if this seat is taken. She says it’s all his, and he sits.

Nina can’t believe Peter delivered the baby on the side of the road. Maxie thinks she should honor him for being a great friend and being there. Spinelli says there must be cards for that, but Maxie says what about giving the baby the middle name of Peter. Spinelli says it’s something to consider. Nina’s phone rings, and she steps out into the hallway.

Lulu tells Dante that Maxie relies on Peter, and thinks he’s a friend. They have to tell her. Charlotte comes out, and says she wants to say goodnight to her papa. Dante doesn’t think they can reach him, and Lulu says she’ll read Charlotte a story, taking her back to bed. Dante calls Nina, and asks about Maxie. Nina says Maxie is good, and the baby is a boy. He’s in the incubator, but his prognosis is good. Dante says he has news that won’t be easy to hear – Peter is Henrik Faison, and Valentin knew the whole time. Nina says she’ll have to call him back.

Dante opens the front door, and Valentin is standing there. He says he’s here for his wife and daughter.

Anna tells Finn it could have ended badly, like a Shakespeare play. All the principals have killed each other, and only the footman is left to say how tragic it is. Finn has a new appreciation for footmen. Anna says she doesn’t blame Jason. She told herself that she’d hidden the past, but the truth will come out. Now she’s left with the truth about her son and her. Finn walks toward her. He wipes a tear from her cheek, and holds her. She cries in his arms.

Tomorrow, Kiki and Griff drink together, Finn urges Anna to go to her son, and Peter wants to press charges against Jason.

The Haves and the Have Nots

The drug dealer tells Wyatt that this isn’t a game he plays. Wyatt says he has the money; something is wrong. The dealer thinks Wyatt doesn’t have it. He’s tried five times. The dealer thinks he’s playing games. That thing, meaning the ATM, is saying he has no money. Wyatt says he has millions, but the dealer doesn’t give a damn. He wants his money and wants it now. Wyatt says he’ll call the bank. The dealer says he’s not into waiting, but Wyatt says he’ll pay double. The dealer tells him to get on the damn phone.

Wyatt calls the bank. Infuriating on a good day, Wyatt goes through the usual rigmarole to get through to a live person. He’s told his account has a zero balance; it looks like the money was withdrawn this morning. Wyatt says he didn’t withdraw it, and the rep asks if he’s saying it’s fraud. He says it is, and he has to pay someone now. She tells him he has to come to the bank and file a claim. He says it’s in another country. The dealer says, that’s it; he’s dead. Wyatt asks to make one more call. The dealer says if the money isn’t there by the time he’s off the phone, Wyatt is dead.

Kathryn suggests, as the new supervisor, Hanna hire more people. Hanna agrees. Kathryn wants to do something big. She wants Hanna to know how much she’s appreciated. Hanna says Kathryn already doubled her salary, and she’s glad to be back. It helps keep her mind off that girl. Kathryn asks how she’s holding up, and Hanna says she’s living there. Jim comes out, and notes that Hanna is working there. He says it’s good to see her, and she says, thank, since she’s obviously not so glad to see him. Kathryn asks her to make up the guest room; Jim smells like a whore. Jim says she was good, which is Hanna’s cue to make an exit, saying she’ll get right on the guest room. Kathryn’s phone rings, but she ignores it. She ask why Jim keeps bringing whores to her hotel. Next time he brings a little tart there, they’ll have more than just a small problem. He hates to break the news to her, but he’s bringing a little tart there tonight, who happens to hold the key to making her case disappear. Her phone keeps ringing, and Jim tells her to answer it. He goes to freshen up.

It’s Wyatt. He tells Kathryn that he needs money. She says she’s not giving him money for drugs. He says a guy is going to kill him. When Jim poured the drugs down the sink, he needed more, and this guy is going to kill him. Kathryn says no one is going to kill him, and asks where he is. He says he’ll text the address.

Jim calls the DA’s assistant, and says he wants her tight little ass at the hotel at 8 pm, same room. Kathryn tells him that Wyatt is in trouble. He owes drug dealers money, and if he doesn’t pay up, they’ll kill him. He’s freaking out. Kathryn asks if Jim thinks they’ll hurt Wyatt, and Jim says, no. They’ll take him out for milk and cookies. What does she think? He tries calling Wyatt’s phone, but there’s no answer. He makes a call for a line trace

Wyatt tells the dealer that she’s coming. The dealer asks if it’s a joke, and Wyatt says he needs the address. The dealer asks if he’s giving it to the police, and Wyatt says, no; it’s his mom. The dealer cracks him in the head, and he falls.

The captain tells Justin that his mother keeps calling. Justin says he doesn’t have time. The captain says he was asked if he’s working Justin too hard, and tells him to step in the office. He says, it’s not good, and shows him the video. He says all the officers know; they brought it to his attention. It’s not his business at all. Justin says it’s not what it looks like. The captain doesn’t care. He just wants to be sure Justin has this under control. Justin says he does, and the captain tells him to call his mother. The captain tells him this kind of thing changes lives. Justin needs to make sure the people in his life are okay. If they’re okay, he has a chance to be okay. If not, he’ll make enemies. He tells Justin again to call his mother, call his wife, do something. He says it’s a small town, a small courtroom, and a small world.

Candace calls the bank to make a transfer. It can’t be completed, so she presses zero to talk to a representative. She explains that she’s trying to transfer money from her business account, but it won’t work. The rep says the funds aren’t available. Candace says they were wired, and should be. What’s the hold up? The rep says it’s some sort of federal hold. Candace gets a number to call. Landon answers, and he asks how she is. She says what the hell is going on? He says someone is watching after her big time. She asks if he froze her money. Landon says he wants to see her, and it’s not her money. She threatens to go to the press. Landon says that wouldn’t be smart, and Candace tells him to try her. She hangs up.

Pearl goes to see Justin. He says he’s busy, but she doesn’t buy it, and tells him he needs to talk to her. They go into the captain’s office. She says she saw the tape of him in a hotel room with a man. Justin claims he was working undercover, but Pearl says he wasn’t. She already talked to the captain. She asks what was he doing in that room? He says he’s not talking, and she tells him not to do this to her. She asks if it’s like when he was a little boy, and she was called to the school when he was caught in the locker room. Justin says he didn’t do anything then, and didn’t do anything now. Pearl says, yes, he did. She’s not stupid. He was caught with that colored boy in a compromising position, and she doesn’t like it at all. She asks what he has to say for himself, and he says, nothing. She has something to say then. He’s out of the will. His wife is in shambles. He’s embarrassed the family, and can’t come to the house until he apologizes to his wife and family. Justin says he understands. She tells him to look at how he’s ruined his life, and leaves.

In Hanna’s kitchen, Benny says he doesn’t know Melissa, and she says she doesn’t know him either. He says she’s living in his house. She says she’s been in situations like this before, and didn’t like it. He says he didn’t put her there. She knows he didn’t, and tells him to go to hell. Benny asks why she’s talking to him like that, and tells her to try being nice. She’s a complete stranger, living with them. She tells him tp go where he was going, and he says he gets it. She’s one of those who likes to pick a fight with a dude; a drama queen. She tells him it was good, and says he wants her right now. Benny is saved by the doorbell. He jets, and she tells him, come back here.

It’s Mitch. Benny has a problem; the girl is still there. His mother saw them, and told her she could stay there. Mitch laughs, and Benny says, she’s loony. Mitch knows. He tells Benny, let’s get the truck. Melissa comes out and says, hi, and they can’t get out fast enough.

Derek comes up the walk, carrying a bouquet of lilies, as Hanna is leaving work. He swears he’s not stalking her. Kathryn told him be there at six to check the sprinklers. Hanna says she’s pushing it. Derek says he’s sorry; she’s pushing hard. He doesn’t really mind though. He likes her. She says they just met, and he gives her the flowers. She asks if he just happened to have flowers, and he says he was going to drop them off. Hanna wonders if Kathryn told him that she likes lilies too. Derek says, since he’s there, would she like to get coffee? She says she has to start dinner for her son, but he’s welcome to come. He asks what took her so long? She tells him to meet her at her house.

Justin tells Jeffrey he’s free to go. Again? Jeffrey sits there, and Justin says, really. Jeffrey asks if he’s bullsh*tting. Justin says someone likes him; he made bail. He cuffs Jeffrey, takes him to the interrogation room, and uncuffs him. Justin tells Jeffrey that he got an apartment for them. He knows Jeffrey has nowhere to go. Jeffrey says he’s not living in a place with him, and Justin says he doesn’t want to live there alone. Jeffrey tells Justin to take him back, but he really is free to go. His dad is waiting outside. Justin asks for Jeffrey to please come to him tonight.

Jeffrey sees David, who says Jeffrey can stay at his condo until he finds a place of his own.

At David’s place, Erika comes out naked when she hears him come in. She apologizes, but David says he should have called. He introduces his son, Jeffrey, who says, hi, naked stranger. David explains he’s giving Jeffrey the keys for his condo. Erika leaves to get dressed, and Jeffrey asks who the young lady is. David says he’s been seeing her. He would have told Jeffrey sooner, but he was preoccupied with getting him out. Jeffrey asks if David likes her. David says, yes, and Jeffrey says he can see it. He’s never seen him smile like that; not with mom. David says that’s over. Jeffrey says Veronica came to see him. She wanted him to say Benny killed Quincy. David asks if he did, and Jeffrey says, no, but she wanted him to say it to get him off. He considered it, but it would be wrong. David thinks Veronica had a personal agenda. She doesn’t do anything unless it benefits her. He doesn’t care for Benny, but feels sorry for him. It’s like a rabbit playing in a lake with a water moccasin. He thinks he can get Jeffrey off, and tells him not to worry about Veronica. Jeffrey asks if she knows about his girlfriend, and David says she does. Jeffrey tells him to be careful, and his girlfriend should be careful too. David insists they’re fine.

Erika calls Candace. She thinks she’s been made. Jeffrey is here. She’s not sure he saw her face; she was naked, waiting for David. When he walked in, he ran into the other room. Candace says he either saw her or didn’t; get off her phone. David comes in, and tells Erika it’s fine. She says she’s embarrassed; he’ll think the worst of her. David says he didn’t see her face and he’s gay. Erika says she feels better, but still… David wants her to meet him, and she makes him promise not any time soon. He says he’ll delay the meeting as long as possible. Erika doesn’t know if she can look him in the eye. They kiss.

Candace calls Veronica, and says Jeffrey saw Erika; their plan could be blown. Veronica suggests he might not remember meeting her, and Candace says, right. He doesn’t usually look at girls. She tells Veronica they need to talk about the plan with David. She needs a federal judge. The money is frozen, and she needs it to be released. Veronica asks if she means the money they opened the Cryer account for, and wonders why it’s being held. Candace says, long story. Veronica tells her that she’s wasting her time, and hangs up.

Justin’s wife asks to talk to him, and they go into a different interrogation room. She gives him divorce papers, and he signs them. She says, just like that. He tells her that he’s sorry, and she says, no explanation? He says if he had one, he’d give it to her. She’s surprised he signed everything without even thinking, and he says he knew it was coming. She asks if he wanted it to come, but he doesn’t know. She thinks he did, and he apologizes again. She asks if Justin loves him, and says she hopes it was worth it. He’s thrown away their lives, and hurt his family; it’s all on him. She tells him the second document he signed is a restraining order. She doesn’t want him anywhere near her. He can have everything, since she wants no memories of him. He asks what about his daughter. She says he’s never seeing her again. He signed that right away too. He threw them and their lives away for that man. She hopes it was worth it. When she’s gone, he cries.

Veronica talks to a judge. He says he heard about her divorce, and he’s sorry. He tells her how good she looks, and she says she can’t let it show. He asks if she remembers that time…  and she pretends to be coy. She says he’s always been kind to her, and she has a problem. Her future daughter-in-law is pregnant. She’s unfit and unstable, and Veronica is worried about her grandbaby. The girl is a hazard to herself and the child. She hands him papers from the hospital, saying she tried to commit suicide. For the sake of this child, Veronica thinks she should be committed. She wants him to let her know what he thinks, but it might be the best thing for her and the child to be in a facility with a padded room. He asks if it’s that serious. She says, it is, and she has a video of the girl threatening her. He says he’ll send a representative from the court to evaluate her. He says he can do it today, and she thanks him.

Jim tells Kathryn, nothing yet; he’s still working on the trace. She doesn’t know what to do, and he says that makes two of them. She says at least they got the money back. Jim says he still has to verify that.

Wyatt holds his head. The dealer asks if he thinks he can come in here and steal from him? Wyatt says he just needs the address. The dealer punches him. Wyatt stumbles to the bar, breaks a bottle, and stabs the dealer in the throat with it.

Next time, Jim sees Wyatt, Mitch tells Benny that he can’t help him, and Justin insists he’s not gay.

Below Deck Mediterranean

I still can’t get all the new names straight.

Primary guest Nichelle says yesterday was a day of concerns, and it took away from them having a good time. Nichelle is going to communicate their concerns, and intrudes on Captain Sandy on the bridge. She says the preference sheets are being ignored; she said, no starch. She also makes several other complaints about the food, and thought Hannah seemed frustrated. She’s not having a good time. Her fab friends expect quality service, and shouldn’t have to pour their own glass, which has happened several times. The captain says she’ll have a chat to them, and apologizes, adding that they’ll turn it around.

The deckhands work on knots. Kasey is still sick, and wants off the boat. Nichelle tells her fab friends that Captain Sandy said their concerns will be addressed.

Captain Sandy tells Adam the bowl thing bothered the guests, and they said the preference sheets were being ignored. Adam says, lies. He told them pasta was coming, and we flash back to him telling the group about the spaghetti he’s making, and Nichelle being psyched for it. In her interview, Captain Sandy says she doesn’t want to squelch Adam’s spirit. She tells him to make it work. The captain talks to Hannah next, who says the disgusting treatment she was being given might have transferred to her face.

Conrad says Joao hates that he’s only twenty-three. In his interview, Joao says he likes to challenge authority. Hannah tells the guests that she didn’t mean to be rude or disrespectful. Nichelle didn’t have fun yesterday, but the apology is accepted. The guests are taking a day trip to Capri, but it’s getting cloudy. Hannah sends Kasey to land with them. Kasay says Capri is beautiful, but the best part is that she’s on land.

The guests go to a restaurant. Joao and Kasey wander around. He finds out she hasn’t had sex in eight years. She thinks it should be sacred instead of just wanting to get off. She was waiting for marriage, and thought it was going to happen, but walked in on him with another girl. Joao says, shut the front door; oh, wait, she has.

Brook tells Hannah her boyfriend isn’t being supportive. He’s having a hard time with her being away, and she thinks it’s over before it started. Hannah thinks he should be more understanding. The brewing storm arrives. Captain Sandy says the Med is beautiful, but the storms come up quickly. Lightning strikes, and Hannah ducks.

Kasey says Joao won’t let it go; it’s a roadblock for him. He wants to have sex with her, but he can’t. Rain is pouring down, and the crew on the boat are running around, covering things and tying things down. Kasey chows down on shore, since she hasn’t eaten in a while. Joao calls the boat, and tells them they’re stuck for the moment. The dumpy, angry-looking redhead who I’ve dubbed Idiot gets all annoyed about the weather. She insists they’re at the wrong dock, but they’re not, and she gets even more pissed when she has to come back after stomping off.

Hannah thanks God for Brooke, since she’s on top of things. While in the tender, Idiot says the downdraft is coming quick, and gives orders on how they should proceed. On the bridge, Captain Sandy keeps repeating, I don’t want to have dinner with them. Kasey was hoping to feel better once she got back on the boat, but not so much. Joao relays Kasey’s sex life (or lack thereof) information to the other deckhands. I‘m sure she’ll appreciate that.

Idiot says she requested a strawberry cake with marshmallow icing for Nichelle’s birthday. Hannah looks at the preference sheet, and there’s no mention of a cake whatsoever. Hannah tells Adam that she can tell them too bad, or they can pull it out of their backsides. He wonders if the guests had their secretaries write out their preference sheets. He needs to make up for the dud meal, so he’s going to do some pulling.

Hannah models her black dress uniform for Captain Sandy. The darts are reminiscent of Madonna’s torpedo bra, and the captain says it must be a design flaw. Hannah says she’s not wearing this for service. Kasey is sick again, and Hannah asks Jamie to help pick up the slack. Adam says he wants the captain to know the cake wasn’t on the preference sheet. The table is decorated with fresh purple and yellow flowers. Everyone is given masks (the kind that just go over your eyes), including the captain. Jamie is annoyed about being pulled for interior, because she’s a deckhand.

Everyone is happy with the lobster bisque appetizer, except for one guest – henceforth called Cray-Cray – who doesn’t like seafood. Hannah confers with her on what she can eat, since it’s lobster and crab for the entrée. Cray-Cray says she doesn’t really like seafood. In the galley, Hannah sees that her preference sheet says she likes shellfish. Adam says it’s like a baby in high chair, who’s been given a Cheerio and a Cheez-It, and knocks them onto the floor because they want applesauce. The captain entertains the guests with seafaring stories. Cray-Cray is given duck as an entrée. She doesn’t like duck, and wonders why everyone got lobster and she didn’t. Adam says, wtf does she eat? Captain Sandy asks if she likes shrimp, but that’s a no. She’s so weird. Either she’s incredibly unconfident or drunk, because she seems confused about her own likes and dislikes, and is constantly playing with her hair and touching her face. Nichelle says she likes lobster, but without the crab. So what was wrong with the bisque? The captain asks why she said she didn’t like seafood, and Hannah confirms that’s what she said. The captain asks for the preference sheet. Adam says it’s like shoving a dog’s poop at them to show them what they did.

Sandy brings out the preference sheet. In her interview, she says she can see the guests are impossible, and she’s going to defend her crew. She shows Cray-Cray that it says she doesn’t like eggs, and likes shellfish. Cray-Cray says yes, she does like shellfish. Everyone raves about the dinner. Captain Sandy is like, I enjoyed it, thanks, I’m outta here. The cake comes out, and is proclaimed beautiful. Nichelle says it was a magical night. Hannah tells us she’s on her 19th hour, and wants to go to bed.

Conrad has never seen anyone as seasick as Kasey. He tells the captain that he thinks she needs to get off the boat. The captain says they’re gong to get her to a doctor. She also has to wake Hannah up early. Nichelle asks if she can have prawns for breakfast. Brooke cries in the bathroom. Adam makes lovely prawns, and says it’s the breakfast of champions.

Colin interrupts Conrad while he’s trying to give instructions. In his interview, Conrad says when he was in his first year, he thought he knew everything too, but he didn’t. Captain Sandy says there’s little room in Naples for docking. Conrad says it’s his place to shine, and show everyone he knows his sh*t, but he’s crapping himself. The captain announces it was a successful first docking, and says, well done.

Brooke tells Kasey to let her know what land is like, and bring her back a feather. In her interview, Hannah is hoping the doctor keeps her. It’s time for the guest’s departure, which I’m sure is good news for the crew. Nichelle tells the captain it was a rocky start, since they’re used to perfection. To be helpful, she says they should pay more attention to detail on the preference sheets. Hannah and Adam can barely contain their laughter. Nichelle says the rest was spot-on, and they did a good job compromising. Hannah wishes Nichelle would STFU and walk down the dock.

At the crew meeting, Captain Sandy says in the history of charters, these were the toughest clients. They were down a team member, but pulled it together. Kasey comes back, and says she’s getting nausea pills. The captain starts with Adam, who did follow the preference sheets, but takes guests being a-holes personally. In her interview, Captain Sandy thinks Adam and Hannah need a reset. The tip is $12K/$1000 each. Colin says it could feed a family in Zimbabwe for two months. He’s learned to appreciate the value of money.

The crew gets ready to go out. Kasey would rather stay behind, but wants them to know the girl behind the seasickness. Brooke and Colin talk. They get some food, and the drinking commences. They move on to a bar. Brooke is weepy, and Hannah asks to talk to her in the bathroom. Brooke tells Hannah that her boyfriend broke up with her. Hannah says it’s only been three days; screw him. If he can’t take it at this point, he needs to go back to his life. They decide to go back out and drink some more. Joao flirts with Kasey. When Brooke comes back out, he dances with her. Conrad sits with Hannah. In her interview, she says flirting with him is like being in high school, and not because he recently graduated. Everyone goofs around on the bus back. Joao says it’s like a pissing match with the hierarchy in yachting, and he’s not having it. He gets abusive with Hannah, who tells him not to speak to a chief stew like that. She tells him to sit down, and Adam tells him to STFU.

Next time, a birthday interrupted, Joao remembers nothing, the new primary is a friend of Captain Sandy, and Conrad tells Joao not to question him.

💰 This week, on Sell It Like Serhant, Ryan helped Jill, a struggling formal dress saleswoman. She spent twenty years in law, while she raised her son, but was never happy. Ryan deduced that her major problem was her initial connection with the customer. She wasn’t getting to know her customer quickly, and had walled herself in at home. He sent in a ringer to see how she worked, and took her to speed dating, which taught her how to be engaging and ask questions. She learned how to start with a compliment and address customer concerns. She had only sold five dresses in a month, but after spending a week with Ryan, sold five dresses worth over $5K in a single day at a trunk show. The boss had only asked for a goal of three, and Jill got to keep her job. Ryan felt the wisdom he’d passed along would make her happier as a whole. Next time, a commercial real estate agent who’s too modest.

😴 Me At the Computer…

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May 20, 2018 – The Ball Comes To a Close, VanderReunion Wraps, a Mention of Terror & Sherry Trifle

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Robert drags Valentin off the stage. Valentin suggests they discuss it like adults. Robert says they’ll do that, and cuffs him. Robin asks if Robert is okay; he looks terrible. He says he’s fine, and throws Valentin up against the wall in the hallway. Valentin says there’s an explanation, but Robert says he wants justice. He asks about Henrik.

Spinelli goes to Peter’s office. Sam tells Spinelli that Peter is Henrik.

Anna goes to the pier. She calls out for Henrik, but we know he’s busy delivering a baby. She asks where he is.

Maxie tells Peter there’s no time to go to the hospital. The baby is coming now. Peter calls for an ambulance, and takes her hand. He tells them it’s not an accident; it’s a baby.

At the Ball, Lucy says to give a hearty welcome to Port Charles’s own man of mystery, Robert Scorpio. Then says she’ll be right back. Mike remembers the Nurses’ Ball being crazy, but what was that? Sonny says Valentin just got arrested. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Robert says first Valentin poisons him, and then imprisons him. Valentin says it was just a diversion. Robert tells Valentin that he knows Valentin took Anna’s child and gave it to Faison.

Lying by the side of the road, Maxie asks Peter if he’s okay. He says he’s fine, and she asks him to help her breathe.

Spinelli types furiously, and says, voila! Henrik’s inbox. He looks for any emails regarding the manuscript.

Felix tells Kiki that her couture is liberating her bosom. Kiki thinks someone backstage can fix it.

Sonny asks Dante what’s going on with Robert. Dante tells him that Robert said he had it under control.

Stella asks if Sonny has seen his father. Mike gets up on stage, and takes the mic. (Mike takes the mic.) He says a lot of people know him, but he might not remember them. He’s Mike Corbin, and has Alzheimer’s. That’s one thing he can’t forget. Sonny starts to get up, but Stella stops him. Mike says he might not remember much, but he remembers that the event means a lot to his son. He tells everyone that the show must go on, and starts to sing Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind, as a random pianist accompanies him. He puts on a fedora, and an orchestra appears behind him. He suddenly forgets the lyrics, and begins to cry. He was ripping my heart out with just the song, and now he’s stomping on it.

Sonny goes to the stage, and tell the accompanist to continue playing. Sonny help Mike through the rest of the song, and they receive a standing ovation.

Ava says, great, she has to follow that, but Griff says she’ll be wonderful. She tells him from his lips to God’s ears. She leaves to change. Bobbie tells Sonny and Mike that they make a great team. Mike says they should take their act on the road, and Sonny says, maybe they will. Drew tells Sonny it was a helluva thing to do for his dad. Sonny appreciates that.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s reminding herself of the things she loves while she’s in excruciating pain. She tells him that he has to look at the baby, and tell her what he sees – go! He looks, and says the head is coming. She says she’s going to push the baby, and asks if he’s ready. He says, as he’ll ever be. He tells her it’s coming, and she can do this.

Backstage, Kiki gives Amy her dress and thanks her. Amy says it will just take a second. David walks in while Kiki is in her underwear. She asks what he’s doing there. Griff follows him in.

Olivia gives Cook 2 a bouquet of roses, saying she saved the Nurses’ Ball. Cook wouldn’t go that far, but Olivia says she would. The guests were raving about the food; it was nothing short of a miracle. Cook says the staff was competent, and the kitchen was well-stocked, but she should tell the chef to have more seasonal offerings. Olivia says she’ll pass it along, unless… Cook says, unless what? Olivia says unless she’s interested in taking over as house chef of the MetroCourt.

Sam reads an email from Henrik’s mother, saying they should meet. Jason says Anna cut him off. She planned on posing as Henrik’s mother, and Lulu was going to orchestrate something to draw him out, with Jason as back-up. Spinelli wonders why Anna wouldn’t want protection, and Jason says Anna refuses to believe Henrik is a threat.

Anna thinks about Robert telling her that she can’t tell Henrik that she’s his mother. At worst, he could destroy everything they love. Robert says he must never know, and she promises not to tell him. Anna walks around the pier.

Maxie howls and pushes. Peter says, that’s it, and we hear a baby cry, Maxie says, we did it. Peter says, she did it; she was amazing. He wraps his jacket around the baby, saying he’s dressing him for his debut, and hands him to Maxie, telling her, Maxie Jones, meet your son. They laugh, and I think, that baby is pretty big for a newborn.

Olivia says she loves Chef David; he’s done fantastic work, but she thinks Cook is a true artist. Her talent is wasted working in a private home, even if it’s the Quartermaines. Cook says, and with her gone, Olivia will get to have the kitchen all to herself. Olivia swears she wasn’t thinking of that. Cook asks if she’s going to keep her end of the bargain, and never set foot in the Quartermaine kitchen again. Olivia says she took an oath on her favorite skillet, and she’s not breaking that. She just thinks Cook has more to offer the world. Cook says Olivia is right. She does.

David tells Griff that he was looking for the men’s room. Really? He couldn’t do better than that? Griff says it’s down hall; there’s a sign on the door. David says he’s obliged, and leaves. Griff asks if Kiki is okay. She says she’s fine, but starts crying. She tell him that she’s stressed, but don’t tell anyone. Griff holds her while she cries, and Ava sees them.

Robert says Valentin knows all about Henrik; who he is and where to find him. Valentin says he has Anna walking into a trap. They have to find her before it’s too late. Nina has walked in, and listens.

Mike says it’s Sonny’s first time on stage since the Christmas pageant. Sonny says his dad is the star; he’s just the backup. Lucy comes back in another fabulous dress, red satin, with one shoulder, and tied at the waist on the opposite side. She introduces a woman of mystery – the less you know, the better. Ava sings You Don’t Own Me, with male backup dancers in tuxes. She looks pointedly at Griff and Sonny throughout the song. Nice. Bobbie and Sonny scowl. Scotty claps wildly. Griff looks serious.

Bobbie tells Scotty that she’s not sitting with him after he got on his feet to applaud the woman who destroyed her grandson. She’s not ignoring what Ava has inflicted on her family. Scotty says, it’s the Nurses’ Ball. They’re not supposed to be holding grudges. Bobbie says it doesn’t count with this one.

Lucy tells Sonny the only reason she let Ava perform was because she made a substantial donation, and it wasn’t the number she rehearsed. Sonny says the night is too important to let someone like Ava ruin it. Ava asks if Griff enjoyed her performance. Kiki tells her the audience loved it. Griff says it wasn’t the song she rehearsed. Ava says she had some last minute inspiration, and she owes it to them.

Kim gets a text that Maxie is on her way to the hospital. She has to go, but the nearest car is twenty minutes away. Drew offers her a ride.

Valentin swears on his family that he’s telling the truth. Robin comes out, and asks if everything is okay. Robert says everything is fine. She looks at Valentin, and says, there’s that, and Robert looks like he was run over by a steamroller; so forgive her if she doesn’t believe him. Robert asks where her mother is. Robin says she got a message, and she took off. She asks if Anna is in trouble, and Robert says, not if he can help it. He leaves with Robin. Valentin is cuffed and sitting in a chair. Nina says she can’t stress the importance of honesty right now. How long has he known who Henrik is?

Olivia says, the Hotel Elysium? In Rome? Cook asks if she can believe it, and Olivia says, no. What are the odds a recruiter was here on the one night she filled in? Cook says, crazy, right? But she couldn’t have done it without Olivia. She tells Olivia to keep the flowers; she has to pack and write her resignation letter. Olivia says Monica is going to kill her. Cook says, probably, but the bright side is she gets to have the kitchen all to herself.

The EMTs come, and Peter tells her that he’ll see her at the hospital. Maxie says her parents are out of town, and asks Peter to call Spinelli from her phone in the car. He tells her to take care of the baby, and he’ll take care of everything else.

Jason says there’s no way Anna would leave the Ball unless it was important. She’s meeting with Henrik. Sam says they have to tell her that he’s Peter. Spinelli’s phone rings. The call is coming from Maxie’s phone, and Spinelli asks if everything is okay. Peter says it’s him; Maxie asked him to call. She’s fine, and so is the baby. She’s on her way to GH, and she asked him to tell Spinelli to reach out to her parents. Spinelli says, on her way? He asks if she didn’t have the baby there. Peter says it’s a long story, and she’ll want to tell him herself; he’s got to go. Spinelli asks how is it that Peter is spreading the glad tidings? Peter says he delivered the baby, adding, goodnight, Mr. Spinelli. He hangs up, and Spinelli says, unbeknownst to Maxie, Nathan’s brother delivered her baby.

Peter takes a gun out of the glove compartment.

Anna waits. She thinks about Jason telling her it’s too dangerous. She’s way too close to this.

Nina tells Valentin, yes or no. If he’d spoken up sooner, would her brother still be alive? He knew who Henrik was, but tells her it’s impossible to say if his silence changed anything. Faison was on a collision course with both of his sons. He doesn’t think anything would have stopped it. Nina says she believes him. He says they have to get to the airport. Nina says he wanted to take them away, so when things blew up, no one would know his part in it.

Anna says it’s past midnight; he’s not coming. She hears someone, and says, Henrik? When she sees Peter come down the stairs, she says, Peter, but he says she was right the first time, calling her mom.

Maxie asks Kim how the baby is. Kim says a little underweight, but it’s to be expected. Otherwise, he’s in great shape. Maxie wants to be with her baby. Kim has an idea.

Sam wonders what the hell the deal is with Maxie’s baby. Jason needs Spinelli to look at the email again. He tells him to look for anything indicating a meeting with Anna.

Lucy says another fab, wonderful Nurses’ Ball is coming to an end. She thanks Olay, and I appreciate the product placement not being as heavy as other years. She thanks the performers, support staff, and crew who made magic happen. She thanks the guests, saying they broke the record; they’ve raised more money than ever. Since it’s the nurses’ night, they wanted to end it the way they started. Deanna, Epiphany, Bobbie, Felix, and Amy sing I’ll Be Your Champion. The other nurses join them. Nice harmony.

Ava thanks Kiki, who has an early day at the hospital. Ava says Griff has a room there, which is convenient. She leaves with Griff, and David tells Kiki that he’ll see her bright and early.

Valentin tells Nina that whatever she thinks is going on, there’s more to the story. She knows. He says he’ll explain, but she doesn’t know if she’ll believe him. Robert takes him away.

Kim tells Maxie that she can’t bring the baby in, but she has the next best thing. She shows Maxie her tablet, and says they have a webcam set up for virtual visits. Maxie says, he’s so wrinkly and tiny. Kim says she did great, and Maxie says, except for her water breaking in Peter’s car.

Spinelli tells Jason and Sam that the message was sent at 9:57 pm this evening. Midnight. Pier 55. Come alone. Jason wonders if he was going to the hospital, but Spinelli says Peter told him that Maxie was on her way. Sam says she’ll go to the hospital, and Jason says he’ll go to the pier.

Peter tells Anna so this is what the WSB has resorted to; posing as an abandoned boy’s mother to flush him out. He doesn’t know whether to be offended or embarrassed. Anna says there’s something he needs to understand, but he says no, he doesn’t. He takes out a gun.

Tomorrow, Nelle wants to go home, Nina talks to Lulu, and Anna tells Jason to put the gun down.

Today’s episode was dedicated to Rick Pessagno. You can find out who he was here:

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/rick-passagno-general-hospital-dead-160450

Vanderpump Rules

Andy wants to talk about the surprising friendship of Jax and James. He asks how Jax went from wanting to punch James in the face to finding him amusing. We see a clip from the last reunion with James making fun of Jax, and Jax laughing. Lisa says they’re similar in the choices they make, and Tom says they’re both needy and compulsive. We see clips of them together, and Andy asks if Jax is a role model for James. Jax admits he shouldn’t be a role model for anyone, and James says they have fun. Lala says she was skeptical; they all know what happened with Jax saying James hooked up with Kristen. She didn’t see how they could be bros after all this time. Andy says she’s done it with a lot of people. James tells Lala to shut up, but Lala isn’t having it. Scheana says Lala is friends with everyone now, but wasn’t for a long time.

Andy asks Stassi about how the event planning started. Stassi says she wanted to be like Lisa, a boss-ass bitch. She wants to be well-rounded, and Lisa knows how to do everything. Andy asks if she was being bossy, but Stassi says she was scared to piss people off, and tried to treat everyone with as much respect as possible. Tom says it’s frustrating because Stassi quit, and then was handed a position of power. He thinks she should have been forced to be a server again. This is just about the stupidest argument for anything I’ve heard from one of them. Lisa didn’t need her as a server; she needed and event planner and had worked with Stassi as a stylist before. Stassi says they should be a team, and wonders why it affects Tom. Lisa says it’s what Stassi wanted to do, and she had a position to fill. Thank you, and thank you. Andy asks about Lala’s event, and Lala says Stassi was her bitch. Scheana tries to interrupt, and Lala asks if she can get a word out. Lala says, this chick, meaning Stassi, shows up an hour before she needed to, and she’s going to give credit where credit is due. Stassi made her job easy, and made the ambiance killer. We flash back to that.

Andy switches gears, and asks if it was about the pasta. We flash back to James using the catch phrase of the season. James says it was partly about the pasta. He was pissed off about it, and drank too quickly. We see a clip of him toasting to getting drunk. Lala says they were all drinking, and he and Logan started having a conversation that went south. He was her boy, and she defended him through thick and thin. James sneezes without covering his mouth, and everyone is like, wtf? Lala says she was joking, and it turned into him calling her man names and discrediting him; it was disgusting. We flash back. Lisa says James shouldn’t drink, and suggests he not even have a sniff of a sherry trifle. Lala suddenly jets off the stage, and Andy asks what’s wrong. Brittany says she could tell Lala was getting mad. James calls Lala dramatic.

Lala goes to the bathroom. Lisa starts talking, and Kristen interrupts. Lisa tells her to shut up, and I laugh. Lisa says James needs to understand Lala was loyal to him. She’d even said if he went down, she would too. She tells him that he needs to go out on a limb and apologize. Kristen follows Lala into bathroom. Lala says it’s not okay for James to say stuff like that. On stage, Tom says, dude… and James gets up. Tom tells James not to roll his eyes, and Andy says he just did. James says it’s just a nervous reaction, and Tom tells him to try harder. Ariana decides to get the other girls, and tosses her heels, since she can’t really walk in them. Lisa says they can’t all just leave, but then she goes too. Scheana pulls out her phone and gets sucked into the iVoid.

Lisa tells Lala to come back; James is going to apologize. She tells Lala that she’s a strong girl. Lisa asks if she’s upset because of everything or is it the place where she’s at? Lala says it’s what he did to her, and Lisa says tell him then. They come back out, and Lisa tells James and Lala to figure it out. Andy asks why Lala left, and Lala dabs at her eyes. Lisa changes places with Stassi, so she can sit next to Lala, and tells her to say it. Lala says James was her best friend. She would never tear him down, or his girl, and it felt like he really came for her. We flash back to James being nasty. She says she’s always been supportive of James and Raquel. Lisa asks why stick by him, and Lala says he’s a hurt person. Lisa thinks it’s coming from a place of jealousy; he’s always had feelings for her. Kristen says this is how he treats the people he cares about. Andy points out that Kristen and James were together for years. Jax thinks James is like a little boy, pushing a girl he secretly likes.

The trip to Big Bear is discussed, and James flirting with Lala in front of Raquel. We flash back to that. James says he loves Raquel, and Lala says he should have been flirting with her. In the past, James made her feel comfortable and confident, but things changed. She was sitting with her man – henceforth known as Randall, since they’re out now – praying that it wasn’t going to air. She doesn’t feel safe around him anymore. Andy asks James if he would get with Lala if she was available, and James says he’d still be with Raquel. Lala seconds that. Andy asks what it would take for them to be friends again. They’re in agreement on time. Lala reminds James of when they went for people about their physical appearance last year, and says she was mortified to see it. We flash back to them body shaming castmates in their interviews. Lala was hoping he’d learn from that with her, and he didn’t. She says the reason she stuck around is that he didn’t have the upbringing. He took on burdens someone his age shouldn’t have had to. But someone she adores might not shake it off as easily. James gets it and apologizes, promising to never say anything like that again. Lala forgives him, and Andy says, nice.

Andy asks Jax about the marketing position in Florida. Jax says it was marketing and social media. Andy points out Jax had said there was nothing holding him back from taking it. Jax says it’s not like he had an amazing job. Andy is like, um, you have a girlfriend who moved to LA for you. Brittany says he didn’t think about her. Lisa says he didn’t even ask her. Jax says he wouldn’t have gone without her, and it was misread. Lisa thinks he has a deeper appreciation for Brittany now. Andy asks him if he can say what Brittany’s professional passion is, and he stumbles around until he kinda, sorta gets that she wants to work with special needs children. He makes excuses for why he didn’t know this information about the person who is supposed to be closest to him that he lives with. Andy suggests that him wanting such a big change might have had to do with Schwartz and Tom moving on. Stassi says she can’t believe they took him seriously about the Florida job, and asks if anyone else saw it. Jax says he’s not making up, and Brittany says she heard him talking on the phone. Yeah, but did she hear anyone on the other end? Stassi says he’s always been the boy who cried wolf. Schwartz says it’s an annual thing with Jax. Andy asks why he didn’t take it, even though it was his dream job> Jax says he was scared, and Schwartz tells him to admit he loves LA as much as he’s said he hates it.

The finale party with Patrick is brought up. Stassi says she couldn’t sleep; she was so shook from the party energy. Andy asks Lisa how surprised she was when Patrick continually talked about her backside. Lisa says it was wrong on so many levels. They’d just met, and he was saying it in front of someone who works for her and is his girlfriend. We flash back to this obnoxious twit, calling Lisa girl several times, which irritated me the most of all of his detestable ranting. Stassi says she felt so bad, and reminds everyone that she was on Xanax and alcohol. Lisa said Stassi was apologizing to him, and was trying to make him feel welcome. She thinks Stassi finally had enough.

Andy asks if Scheana lost herself in the relationship with Rob even more than Stassi did with Patrick. Scheana says she hasn’t seen all the episodes, and admits to fast-forwarding through her castmates’ scenes. She claims she’s just behind in watching. Jax says watching it back, he wanted to punch Patrick, and Stassi should forget him. He says new boyfriend Beau is cool, and we see pictures. Everyone agrees they like him. Stassi says he’s fun, and not screwing up. Lisa tells her to just be herself.

Next up is the trip to Mexico. Andy asks Lala about her baby bottle. She says she’s on a low dose of anti-anxiety medication, and there are various things you can do, like snapping a rubber band on your wrist. She finds it comforting to have a bubba. It helps her not think about her anxiety.

Andy follows that with the rumor about James and Kristen hooking up. James says they were hanging out, and it turned into they fooled around and hooked up. Jax admits they didn’t, but says he didn’t say anything. We flash back to him saying something. He claims he only said the pillows were evidence. Lisa says he went all Secret Squirrel, and claimed they were banging. Kristen says James’s words were on the screen. Tom says there was a reason for that, but Andy says he heard it clearly without the subtitles. He says Schwartz had no idea what was going on, since he blacked out and went to another resort. Schwartz asks who doesn’t black out in Mexico? That would be Andy and everyone else. Andy asks if Jax doesn’t owe Kristen and James an apology, and in keeping with his tradition of being the worst human being on earth, Jax asks why? Lisa says he nearly ruined two relationships. Kirsten says she had to tell Carter before he saw it on TV. Brittany tells him he should apologize, and he does – for misinterpreting what was said. Tom apologizes too, since he thought the same thing. Andy talks about James telling Kristen that he never said it, and her throwing a drink in his face. She says her brain exploded, and she apologized to James. She says for Tom to go to her boyfriend was wrong. Tom says her boyfriend came to him. Kristen says Tom told him about what happened during their time together. He says he wasn’t trying to ruin the relationship; Carter came to him. Something I noticed from James’s unintelligible answer on the golf course, was that he said, a little bit, but not really, when he thought Tom asked if he and Kristen were hanging out. If they’d hooked up, that would be a pretty odd thing to say, even for James.

Andy says Jax lost it when he found out Scheana was trying to hook Brittany up with Adam – in his home. His rant at SUR is discussed. Jax says he decided to flip everyone off, and just then, Lisa and Ken walk in. He says Lisa’s eyes were bulging, and she says he was absolutely out of order. She had to get him out of there. Andy asks what he was thinking as he was storming down the street. Tom says it was like something got knocked loose. He exploded. Tom says he went back out, and Jax adds that the people across the street were watching. Tom says Jax was unstoppable, and Brittany says, like a bull seeing red. Jax says he was embarrassed, and went on a super apology tour the next day. Lisa says what about her? He says she and Ken have been nothing but amazing. She says she’s kept him in his job for years, and he says it’s a helluva thing to do.

Andy wants to talk about the break-up. Jax says he thought about it for a while, and went back and forth. Brittany says he’d bragged about them having sex that morning. The girls concur that it was hard to watch. Brittany was blindsided. Stassi says the sex thing made it really, really bad. Ugh! I agree. Jax says he honestly thought he was doing the right thing, and someone asks, why hook up then. We flash back to Jax saying why does anybody hook up? And answering his own question by saying, to get off. Andy says it’s kind of a mind f**k, and Brittany says it literally came out of nowhere. She couldn’t believe it, after she’d planned Mexico, his birthday at Hooters, and his birthday some other damn where. Jax thought it was the mature, adult thing to do, and Brittany says, beg her to stay with him, then throw it away? He says he thought he couldn’t be good for her. I wonder if his so-called Reiki master put that idea in his head, or just confirmed it? Lisa thinks those in unpredictable relationships should use contraception, and offers to buy Jax a condom. Andy asks how Brittany feels, when even Jennifer Lawrence is telling her to break up with him? Brittany says the first thing in her mind was to get out, since Jax wouldn’t leave. She told the Uber driver to pick a hotel. She’d put up with so much, and then for everyone to see that it was hard and effed up. She wouldn’t talk to Jax for a month. The girls all say she’s a badass. Andy says Jax wouldn’t leave the apartment? Tom said he was like, wtf? Brittany says she never hooked up with anyone, but seems a little vague about dating. She talks about staying in a hotel, and going back when Jax wasn’t there. She also did some traveling. Jax didn’t give up, and the feeling didn’t go away. She realized he’s the person she wants to be with. The pressure of fans wanting more for her was the hardest part. She’s tried to be a good person and live a positive life. She would never say mean things to someone she didn’t know. But in the end, she did what she thought was right, and put her heart first. Not that she thinks it’s okay to be treated the way she was. Andy asks other girls about that, and it’s unanimous that Brittany deserves a prince. I think Brittany should do Brittany, but I also still think Jax is vile. We’ll see if his father’s death changes him. Possible, but not probable.

Andy says what brought everyone together was the untimely, unfortunate passing of Jax’s dad. Kristen says he had to be vulnerable and honest, and stop fronting. Jax says he was tired of himself. Andy asks if he treats Brittany better. Jax doesn’t think he would do wrong again, and he’s been putting her first. Brittany says everything is better. Jax tells her that he loves her. She says he’s more calm, and not talking down to her. Andy thinks his papa would be happy that Jax has found peace and happiness, and hopes it sticks.

Andy asks Lisa why she wouldn’t fire Jax. She says he would have taken on the victim role, saying he deserved it. The only decent thing was for him to resign. Andy asks if she can imagine him working at SUR. Jax quickly interjects that he’d pick up a shift if she really needed him. Lisa says she isn’t that desperate right now. Jax insists he wasn’t a bad person at work. He says maybe he can get a job at TomTom. Andy asks Schwartz when TomTom is going to have its first blackout and panic attack. Schwartz says he’s like a caterpillar who is going to emerge as a beautiful business butterfly.

The question of kids for Schwartz and Katie comes up, and Katie asks, who would want that? That would be everyone, and Katie says, soonish. Andy can’t wait to find out what Stassi’s new boyfriend thinks about Lisa’s ass, and asks if we’ll be seeing him next season. That’s a yes, but not so much Lala’s boyfriend. Jax hopes he and Brittany are together the rest of their lives, and Brittany ays it just keeps getting better. Kristen is happy with two dogs and boyfriend. Scheana claims she’s having fun being single, and is staying that way for a year. Andy says it’s been a big year for Lala, including stepping out in public with her man. He asks what the goal is, and she hopes to be together forever. Andy asks if Ariana has softened toward marriage, but that’s a no. However, that’s not stopping them from also wanting to be together forever. Andy asks what about kids, and Ariana votes no, while Tom is all thumbs up.

Andy asks again if it’s about the pasta, and says, yes, it is. He asks Lisa who’s next in line to get married, and she says, him. Lisa says she loves all of them. Being on a reality show is like looking in a mirror. They might not always like the reflection, but she hopes they grow from it. Andy says usually Ken and Peter bring out celebratory shots at the end, but this time, it’s not about the shots. Giggy! Ken totes the Gigster in, while Peter passes out “shots” of pasta. With no forks. It’s interesting to see the different ways they try to eat it. James suggests they chase the pasta with vodka, and they all say, cheers! Giggy!

Next time – Vanderpump Rules: Secrets Revealed.

😱 The Terror wrapped its first season up tonight. The highlight was when Mr. Hickey offered his cut-off tongue to the spirit bear, and it ate his arm and ripped him in half. That didn’t work. I only half-assed watched this show, and hope to pay more attention if there’s a season two. The scenery was a standout, and I would think the desolation alone would be enough to make anyone go mad. Although I found it intriguing, it did remind me of seeing Jaws 2, or Jaws 3, or whatever installment it was, with my father. He leaned over and said, where’s the music and the shark?

🍨 Following Up On What James Shouldn’t Sniff…

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/traditional-english-sherry-trifle-strictly-for-the-grown-ups-264327

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