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August 16, 2019 – Call Him Franco One More Time, Pride For GH, Some Carrrlos, Crossover Guest, Oh Brad, a Celebration, Endless Wedding, Life Reflections, Teddi’s Heartbreak, Three Squared Quotes & Weekend Shantay

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sonny’s doorbell rings, and Carly says it must be family, since no one called on the house phone. It’s Sam, who says she knows she should have called, but she’s got good news and bad news.

Josslyn and Dev walk into Charlie’s. Josslyn says, it’s better than the library. Dev says, it would be better without books, but she says he’s got to get caught up for the fall. They can grab something to eat while they work. He says he worked all day at his coffee job. She tells him, that’s just a summer job. He has to be ready for school. He needs good grades and good test scores to get into a good college. He needs college to survive. He says, it’s a waste of time. He’s going to prove himself to Sonny, and be a truly valued member of Sonny’s organization.

At the hospital. Monica asks Drew if he’s seen Kim. She made an appointment to talk to Monica, but never showed up. It’s not like her. Drew says, a lot of people aren’t acting like themselves. Monica asks, what’s going on? and he asks if she has time to talk private

Hayden sees Finn at the reception desk. She hopes he knows she didn’t mean it when she didn’t want to see him again. He says they’ve probably both said things they don’t mean. She says, probably. He tells her that he wants to talk to her about her sister Elizabeth, and Hayden says, what about her?

Elizabeth goes home. She sits on the couch and looks at her ring. Cameron comes downstairs, and says, Franco’s not here? Is he still at the hospital? Is he going to be okay?

Franco says, Jason Quartermaine. Jason says he’s half right. Jason Morgan. He’s Drew’s twin.

Sonny says, the bad news must be about that bastard Shiloh. Carly says Jason told them what he tried to do to Cameron. Sam says, everything? and Carly says Shiloh kidnapped Cameron, and planned to use the flashdrive to imprint Drew’s memories on him, but Franco showed up and took his place. Sonny says, it’s a helluva story. Sam says Robert told them. She’s happy Cameron is okay; that’s the good news. Sonny asks what the bad news is, and Sam says, the procedure worked. Franco woke up with Drew’s memories, and thinks he’s Drew.

In her office, Monica says she knows Franco was admitted for trauma, and that the episode involved Shiloh and an unscrupulous doctor. She didn’t know Franco was subjected to a memory transfer. Who benefits from that? Drew says Cabot wanted to continue his life’s work. He’s a misunderstood genius. Shiloh wanted information; probably something Drew learned in Afghanistan. Monica is glad Franco took Cameron’s place, but it must be devastating to Elizabeth. He says, she’s broken up about it, and Monica says, what about him? Drew says it looks like Franco remembers his life before 2012, but he’s not only remembering. Franco thinks he’s Drew. Even seeing his own face didn’t shake his belief. Monica asks if Drew isn’t a bit upset, and he says, that doesn’t begin to cover it. He’s mad as hell. His memories and his life have been stolen twice.

Finn says, it’s a long story, and Hayden says her head hurts thinking about it. He says, his too, but he thought she should know, for her sister’s sake. She says she appreciates it. If Franco has Drew’s memories, and doesn’t remember his real life, then he knows nothing of his life with Elizabeth or the boys.

Elizabeth tells Cameron that she’s glad it’s just them. She wouldn’t know how to explain it to the boys. He asks if Franco will ever get better, and Elizabeth says, he needs to time to come to terms with his new reality. Once that happens, they can figure out a way to reverse it, and he can come back to them. Cameron says she’s talking like it can happen with the snap of a finger, but they both know it’s not like that. If it was, Drew would have done it long ago. Elizabeth says, it’s not easy, but the doctors are already looking at Franco’s tests. They’ll figure out a way. GH has the best doctors. Cameron says, don’t treat him like a kid. He knows it’s bad; he was there. It could have been him. Where is Franco? Maybe he can talk to him. Elizabeth says she doesn’t know. Cameron says Franco needed to get away from them? and Elizabeth says, he’s confused right now. He thinks he needs to get away from everybody who’s telling him who he is, when he’s insisting he’s someone else. Drew said the best thing to do is fight for him. Try to get him to remember the life he had. The one waiting there for him. Cameron says, sounds good. He’s willing do that too, but how do they do it if Franco won’t come home?

Franco tells Jason that someone showed him his own face, and he didn’t look like himself, but Jason does. He didn’t know Jason even existed until he saw Jason’s photo in a newspaper. It was the state champion soccer team, and there he was; MVP. A rich kid with his face.

At a nearby table, Willow tells Chase that she has a lead on a job that’s teaching related. She has no problem with waiting tables, but… Chase is staring at Franco and Jason. She says, the job really is 24/7. Even when he’s off-duty, he’s not off-duty. Chase asks, where’s this coming from?

Franco says he did research at the library. It wasn’t difficult, since the Quartermaines are a prominent family. He learned about their father Alan, and their mother Susan, his mistress. She died and he dumped Drew, but kept Jason and raised him. Jason says, no; that’s not what happened

Sonny asks if Sam has spoken to Drew. She says she ran into him at the hospital. He was trying to console Elizabeth. Carly asks how Elizabeth is feeling, since Franco is running around with Drew’s memories? Sam says, optimistic. Drew is telling Elizabeth that Franco will come around when he remembers their love. Carly says, it’s a romantic scenario, but not likely. Drew still has Jason’s memories. They haven’t faded or worn off. What are the chances it will be different with Franco?

Josslyn tells Dev that he needs to work hard this summer, and not in the warehouse. He needs to hit the books if he wants to navigate American high school. Dev says they should discuss what classes he needs to take, and she says, American history. The teacher is big on the Civil war. He says she must want them to read The Civil War Diaries. He cites some other books, and she says he knows those authors? He’s read them? He says, of course (🍷). Hasn’t everyone?

Hayden says, if a doctor did it, can’t another doctor undo it? Finn would like to think so, but it’s complicated. To start, they’d have to convince Franco that he’s not Drew. She says, it’s a horrible mess, and he says it’s not the mess he needed to speak to her about. She mentioned she’s working at Aurora. Has she been in the Crimson office? She asks, why? but he’s not sure how to say it. She may have been exposed to a serious contagion.

Monica says the flashdrive had Drew’s memories on it? and Drew says, yeah. He’d all but forgotten he had it – there was so much going on – except when Shiloh asked him about it. Monica asks if Drew wanted nothing to do with it, and he says using it would have meant losing the memories he’s made since he came to Port Charles. He’d have no memories of his children, and he couldn’t make that sacrifice to learn about himself. Monica gets it, and thinks Drew made a good choice. What she doesn’t get, is why he’d hang onto it. He says he thought it was in a safe place. He wasn’t even thinking about it, but in the back of his mind, he thought maybe one day his memories could be replanted without him losing his recent ones. He never dreamed Shiloh would steal it, and plant his memories in someone else. Monica is glad Shiloh is locked away, but Drew says, it doesn’t do Franco and Elizabeth any good. They were just beginning their life, and it was ripped away. To make it even harder, Franco doesn’t realize what he lost. Elizabeth does.

Elizabeth tells Cameron that she has no idea where Franco is. Cameron asks if she wants him to talk to the boys, but she says, no. She wants them to know as little as possible. He asks, what if they read it on the internet, or hear it from their friends? She says she’s going to tell them Franco has a medical problem, and the doctors are working to solve it. Cameron asks how they can convince Franco he belongs there, if he doesn’t remember who they are? Cameron takes out his phone, and Elizabeth asks who he’s calling. He tells her, Sonny, but she asks him not to call. She says she appreciates that he wants to fix things for her and his brothers. Cameron tells her, Franco said he wouldn’t quit on their family, so they can’t quit on him, even if doesn’t know it.

Jason says the family didn’t know about Drew. He was given away to a woman named Betsey Frank, and Alan was never told he had twins. Their parents never knew, or he and Drew would have grown up with them, but that has nothing to do with him.

Willow tells Chase, Lulu was candid about what it’s like… Chase says, to put up with a cop? She says, no; to love one. She felt awkward, discussing it with Lulu, considering what happened with her and Dante, but Lulu wanted to talk. Chase takes it Lulu was illuminating. What did she learn? She says, nothing she didn’t know. Loving someone who puts their life on the line is difficult, sometimes terrifying. Like when he texted her that he was at the hospital, and she rushed there thinking he was hurt in the line of duty. She had a sudden surge of terror that she might lose him. He asks if it scared her off. Is his job too much for her? She says she’s right there, isn’t she?

Carly tells Sonny that if she’s learned anything after what happened to Drew, it’s that there’s no way to force someone to see the truth. Not at first. Sonny says, Franco will come to terms with it on his own, and seek help – if there is any. She says, what if there isn’t? Will Franco spend the rest of his life thinking he’s Drew? And are they supposed to treat him like a version of Drew? Do Elizabeth and the kids spend their lives with a stranger?

Hayden tells Finn that she thought it was the flu, not a serious contagion. Finn says it’s a flu strain, but he doesn’t know if it requires isolation. Until he figures it out, he needs to test everyone who was in close proximity of Sasha. Hayden asks, is it fatal? Could she have it and not know, and have passed it to someone else? He says he didn’t mean to alarm her. It’s mostly precaution. She seems fine. She has no symptoms, and minimal contact with Sasha. She says she’s been places that Sasha frequents; most recently, Windymere. She was there the night of the storm. Alcohol made her say a lot of things, but she doesn’t think it was the flu talking.

Drew tells Monica, even if Franco agreed to a reversal, it could seriously backfire. Andre made it clear that there could be put into a permanent coma. Monica says maybe Franco is better off living the rest of his life with Drew’s memories. He says, what about Elizabeth and the boys? They’re grieving a husband and stepfather. Franco is alive, but he’s dead to them. Monica says, as devastating as it is, there’s a silver lining. Drew loves the optimism, but isn’t sure he follows. Who would benefit from it besides Shiloh? She says, how about him?

Elizabeth tells Cameron that Franco truly loves them. If there’s an inkling of memory left somewhere, he’ll grab ahold of it, and ride it back to them. Cameron says Franco risked everything for him. He put it all on the line for him. The only way Cameron can repay him is to bring him back somehow. She says, remind him of the life he shared with them. No matter how Franco feels or doesn’t feel, it doesn’t change how they feel. They’ll go on believing in him, caring for him… Cameron says, and go on loving him, right? They hug.

Jason says his your name is Franco, and his wife’s name is Elizabeth. Franco says he’s never even met anyone named Franco, and he just met Elizabeth. If everything goes according to plan, he’ll never lay eyes on her again.

Willow tells Chase, Lulu said, Dante and Nathan were two of a kind. They were strong, and needed to make the world a better place. Lulu recognized that about Chase too. Chase says he’s honored to be in the same category. Willow guesses that’s why she relates so well to him. It’s why she became a teacher. Not that wrangling third graders compares. He says he’d rather do what he does. She’s seriously brave to face down eight-year-olds. He thinks teachers are heroes. One in particular inspired him to make a difference in becoming cop. Willow asks, who? and he says, his dad.

Franco says the solution for everyone’s problems is for him to just leave Port Charles. Jason asks if he’s sure he wants to do that, and Franco says, yes. Why? Is Jason going to try and stop him?

Carly asks how Sam is doing after her ordeal with Shiloh. Sam says there’s nothing like being locked in a nasty freezer to make you appreciate life. You think it’s your last breath, and appreciate life a lot more. Sonny says he had a reminder at his dad’s wedding. Sam apologizes, saying she forgot. Carly says it was so sweet. She especially enjoyed the minister. Sam thought it was in name only, and Carly says, he was a minister of convenience. Mike was having an episode, and thought Sonny was the pastor. Sonny says he started out with dearly beloved, they said their own vows, and professed their love. Then he and Carly decided to renew their vows.

Josslyn asks Dev, who is he? Dev says, Sonny’s cousin from Bridgeport. Josslyn wonders what a street kid from Turkey knows about literature, and Dev says he knows a lot of stuff. He picked it up from tourists. She says, a lot kids grow up on the street, but few of them turn in it into education. What makes him different?

Finn tells Hayden, if her contact was minimal, he has no reason to believe she’s infected. She asks if he thinks it’s okay to be around children, like Elizabeth’s kids. Finn thinks the more time she spends with Elizabeth and her family, the better. They’re going to need support until Franco comes home; assuming he’s coming home. Hayden says maybe there’s a brilliant doctor who’s not afraid to take risks. Finn says neurology isn’t his specialty. She says he saved her life, in more ways than one. Don’t sell himself short.

Cameron tells Elizabeth that he’s sorry it took all this for him to see the guy she saw all along. She says Josslyn is at the library with her cousin, and they’re going to Charlie’s afterward. Does he want to meet up with them? He says he’d like to stay there tonight, if it’s okay with her. She says, it’s more than okay.

Franco asks if Jason is still rich. Jason says he does okay. Franco says, give him some money. Float him a loan, and he’ll take the next bus out of town. Jason says how about if he finds Franco a room for tonight, and tomorrow, Jason can take him to some people who can help him. Franco says he doesn’t need a doctor or a shrink. He’s comfortable with who he is.

Chase tells Willow that his dad loved to teach, and he was good at it. He made his students come alive and want to learn. That’s how he inspired Chase to make a difference. His dad instilled it in him and Finn, and they each chose their way of making a difference. The problem is, you can’t always turn it off when it’s inconvenient. Willow says she’s beginning to understand.

Franco tells Jason, on second thought, keep his money. And as long as he’s stuck there, until he figures a way out, stay the hell away from him. Jason says, like it or not, he’s connected to a lot of people in this there. He can’t just disappear. Jason calls him Franco, and Franco says that’s the last time he’s going to let anyone call him that today. Chase watches.

Sam tells Carly and Sonny, it’s so exciting. Congratulations. She asks if it will be a church wedding, and says it probably depends on the season. And Avery can be the flower girl. Carly interrupts, saying they’re not that far, and Sonny says, it will be a simple, family celebration. Carly says, it’s not a wedding redo. They’ll speak their hearts surrounded by the people they love, including their newest family member. She touches her baby bump. Sonny says they’ll appreciate what they have with the people closest to them.

Dev tells Josslyn, the greatest treasure isn’t gold or diamonds, but education. His mom told him that. She had big plans for him. Josslyn says, she sounds like a good woman. He says he couldn’t let her down, so he decided to continue his education, whether or not it was in a classroom. Josslyn thinks she would be proud. She asks him to tell her more about his parents. There’s so much she doesn’t know. He says, there’s nothing to tell.

Drew tells Monica that he never imagined someone would be forced to end up with his past; especially someone he cares about. He can’t see a silver lining. Monica says he hasn’t thought it through. He doesn’t have to choose. He can keep the memories he has, and Franco can tells him about the man he used to be. Drew says Franco could fill him in at the expense of Elizabeth. Monica says, it’s Shiloh’s doing. She hopes it can be undone, but doesn’t he want to know more? She thinks she does. Drew says, the twin Alan didn’t claim, and she says, the twin he never knew existed. They missed out on Drew’s childhood, and his youth. It would be a chance to fill in the blanks. For the family too. The more they know about him, the closer they can become. Doesn’t he want that too?

Finn says he recalls he and Hayden saved each other. She says, he wins. He still reached out after she embarrassed herself at dinner. He could have just left her a message. He says she’s fun to tease. He’s not keeping score, and hopes she isn’t. He says he could never hate her. He was in love with her, and it hurt when she left, but he learned a long time ago that life is too short to keep grudges. Hayden is glad he told her what’s going on with her sister. She has to figure out how to get Elizabeth through this. Does he have a suggestion? He thinks she already knows what to do.

Elizabeth tells Cameron, go upstairs and get ready for bed; she’ll straighten up down there. He hesitates, but then goes. She looks at her ring, and flashes back to Franco in the jail, saying he’s down for more loving, cherishing, and honoring. He says, I love you, Elizabeth Imogene Webber. Till death do us part. Elizabeth wipes the tears from her cheeks.

Jason says he’s not going to fight Franco. Franco says if Jason calls him Franco one more time, he might not have a choice. Chase asks them if everything is okay. Franco says no one is talking to him. Chase calls him Franco, and Franco punches him in the face.

Sam says she assumes she and Jason will be invited, and Carly says they’ll be at the tippy top of the list. Sam says she can help, but she’s not good at that kind of thing. Sonny says they’re keeping it small. Sam says, good luck, and leaves. Sonny says if Carly wants a big, splashy wedding, he can rent a place, but she says she loves keeping it small. They could do it on the terrace. Sonny says that would make him happy, having it at home. When they’re apart, this is just a place to live in, but when they’re together, it’s a home. Because of her. She’s his whole life. Carly says, right back at him.

Josslyn tells Dev that she didn’t mean to offend or pry. He knows all about her family. She’s just curious to know more about his real family. He says she does. He’s a Corbin.

Elizabeth’s phone rings. It’s Finn, and she asks if he’s had any word about Franco. He was hoping she had some, but she says, nothing. He’s sorry. He wishes there was something he could do. For what it’s worth, he’ll talk to Monica, and tell her Elizabeth needs some time off. It’s a difficult situation, and she has the kids. It won’t do anyone any good if she runs herself into the ground. She says, good advice. She might take it. Her doorbell rings. I know we were all hoping for Franco, but it’s Hayden. She tells Elizabeth, don’t just stand there. Help her get settled. She’s moving in, and won’t take no for an answer. They hug. On the other end of the phone, Finn smiles.

Drew tells Monica, sorry. It strikes at his core. He knows exactly were Franco is; he’s been there himself. He can’t take advantage. Monica says, the memories are his, and Drew says, technically, they are, but Franco believes they’re his. Frankly, he doesn’t think Franco would share them if he asked. Monica tells him, think about it. Something good could come of this yet.

Jason tells Franco, settle, and Chase says he just hit a police officer. Franco asks how he was supposed to know that. Chase isn’t wearing a uniform. Jason tells Franco, do himself a favor – shut up. Chase says he’ll take it from there, and arrests Franco. He asks if Franco understands his rights.

On Monday, Julian tells Sam he was hoping to say a proper goodbye, Shiloh has information someone might find interesting, Scotty wants to see his son, and Lulu tells Olivia that Dante isn’t coming home.

🏥 Now If She Can Just Get a Storyline…

I love Terry, and wish she had more screen time.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-cassandra-james-pride-month-171389

🎨 Remember Him?

It’s Carrrlos! The man of many talents, who also taught Don Draper how to be Zen.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-jeffery-vincent-parise-birthday-reflections-171539

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-jeffrey-vincent-parise-the-magicians-171920

👠 Sashay Shantay…

A crossdressing crossover.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-manila-luzon-171995

🎉 A Milestone…

Brad reaches his 200th episode.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-parry-shen-200-episode-172026

🎂 Happy Birthday To Obrecht…

Fun will be had!

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-kathleen-gati-birthday-wishes-172106

👰 No GH Talk Is Complete Without It…

The longest wedding celebration in history.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-luke-and-laura-wedding-of-the-century-171786

📺 A Trip Down Llanview Memory Lane…

Great photos!

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-anniversary-171600

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-stars-where-are-they-now-171963

✋ Raise Your Hand If You Identify…

Hollywood should be ashamed of itself. And she looked far from fat.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1065641/teddi-mellencamp-recalls-feeling-heartbroken-when-told-to-lose-20-lbs-for-a-role

🙊 Quotes of the Week 

War is like love; it always finds a way.Bertolt Brecht

Never let a cat in. It’s really a person who’s reincarnated, and it will bring in all the bad Jews. – Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), 2 Broke GIrls

Men are like floors. If you lay them right the first time, you can walk all over them for the rest of your life. – Kathy, s’Mothered

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. – Noel Coward

Much of what was said did not matter, and that much of what mattered could not be said. – Katherine Boo

I love being a woman … But I wanted to have a man’s life in a woman’s body, and I did that very early on. I want every woman to have that.Diane von Furstenberg, NY Post interview, Page Six

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein

I’m like Rumpelstiltskin. Everything I touch turns to gold. – delusional guest on Dr. Phil – just in case you’re not up on your fairytales, it was King Midas who turned everything to gold.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Unknown

💃 Sashaying Away…

Until there are dead to fear, the weekend is my oyster. Or at least a clam shell.

 

August 13, 2019 – Laura Gets a Message, the OC OG Makes Herself Known, Another Return, Eternal, Book To Screen & Wednesday Carpet

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Mike tells Sonny, it’s time to get this show on the road, and Sonny says, ready. Carly plays Here Comes the Bride on her tablet. Yvonne walks in to the music, and kisses Mike. Everyone smiles.

In quarantine, Sasha tells Michael that he doesn’t have to stay, but he says he has the time. She tells him that he said that a half hour ago. It’s an important day for his grandpa. He says, she’s important too. She says, Mike is getting married. She’s just lying there like a zombie. So much for keeping it casual. Michael guesses it’s too early for her to move in, and she says they should probably table that. He tells her, but he has a U-Haul outside. She laughs, then coughs. She says, tell Mike congratulations. Michael leaves, and sees Finn in the hallway. Michael asks if he’s found the virus, but Finn says, not yet. He asks if Michael has heard from his contacts on his father’s island. If there are other cases, he can better understand how Sasha got infected.

Nina tells Jax that she’ll be working remotely for a while. He asks if everything is okay, and she says her daughter is in the hospital. She came back from Puerto Rico with a virus, but they don’t know what kind. She could be in GH for a couple of days or… She says she doesn’t know what’s going on with her daughter. She starts crying, and says, sorry. She’s not being professional. Jax says she has a right to be upset.

At the MetroCourt, Laura thanks Chelsea for agreeing to meet her. Chelsea says Laura is hoping to contact her late brother; correct? Laura asks if Chelsea can help her with that.

Ava walks into Charlie’s, and asks why there’s a for sale sign. Julian says, sorry. He didn’t want her to find out this way. She asks if he’s selling the place, and he says, that, and he and Kim are leaving town.

Also at the MetroCourt, Curtis is staring into space, and Jordan says, hey. He tells her, sorry. He was trying to keep his mind off what happened last night. He just can’t help thinking, if he and Drew would have gotten there earlier… She says they still did good. Shiloh is in jail, and there’s no way hell a judge will release him. It’s a win. He says, not for Elizabeth.

Elizabeth tells Franco that she knew he’d come back. He had to. Nothing or no one can keep them apart. She asks if she can get him anything, and he says he needs to speak to his superior officer immediately. She doesn’t think he understands, and he says, tell him Chief Andrew Cain needs him right now. Hmm… I think she’s the one not understanding

Michael tells Finn, no one has reported an outbreak. None of the staff or guests have any symptoms. The guests are all accounted for, except for one whose information is incorrect; Sandy Lance. They had breakfast together. Finn says they need to track her down. Michael says that doesn’t explain why Sasha would have been infected, and he wasn’t.

Hayden hopes she’s not interrupting, and Nina says, not at all. She was just telling Jax that he daughter is in the hospital. She’ll be fine. It’s just a little virus, and they’re trying to nail down a diagnosis. Nina is on her way to see Valentin at GH. They’re going to stay there until they know more. She can be contacted on her cell. Jax says work is the last thing that should be on her mind. She needs to be with her daughter, and make sure she gets better. She thanks him, and leaves. Hayden says, well done. That was quite a performance.

Stella sees Jordan and Curtis, and asks how come they’re not answering their phones. Jordan says she was supposed to disconnect and unplug. Stella says, that’s nice, except for those trying to reach them. Curtis asks if something happened, and Stella says they’ve got themselves a third cousin once removed in London. Isn’t it wild? They had an incredible conversation. She married a member of the family in the armed forces, and bounced all over, but is currently in the UK. She doesn’t have much extended family, and can’t wait to meet Stella. Curtis asks when she’s coming to Port Charles, and Stella says, she’s not. She offered to fly Stella out to London.

Laura asks if Chelsea is sure she wants to do this at the MetroCourt. Chelsea says she loves it there; it has wonderful ambiance. Laura thought she needed something like tarot cards, and Chelsea says she doesn’t believe, does she? Laura admits she has doubts, but Chelsea says, that’s okay. A lot of her clients do – at first. Laura asks if her skepticism won’t interfere with Chelsea’s work. Chelsea says the spirits are usually willing to talk to her. Whether Laura believes is up to her. They join hands, and Chelsea asks who Laura is trying to reach. Laura says her brother, Jonathan.

Doc tells Drew that Cabot’s experiment appears to be successful. Drew asks if Franco thinks he’s him, and Doc says, he identified himself as Chief Petty Officer Andrew Cain, and thinks he’s deployed in Afghanistan.

Elizabeth backs up, and Franco says, pardon me, ma’am, and asks her to let him leave. She says he needs to listen, but he says she can’t keep him against his will. He says she keeps calling him Franco, and she says, that’s who he is. He says he’s Chief Petty Officer Andrew Cain, but she says he’s Franco Baldwin, and she’s his wife. Look at his hand; it’s his wedding band. On Valentine’s Day, at the PCPD, she vowed to love him forever, and said he’d freed her soul. He doesn’t remember any of that? He says, no ma’am. He’s sorry. He’s never seen her before in his life.

Sonny says they’re here today to join Mike and Yvonne in holy matrimony. It’s an important union. More important than the law permits, or the paper that holds it together. It’s more than that. The most important thing is family, whether it’s one or two, or whatever you choose it to be. It’s unconditional love, and unconditional support and forgiveness. It’s never too late for family, and guess what? They’re going to start a family. They all laugh, and Sonny says, there will be bad days, but if they reach out and care for each other, the good days will outweigh the bad. That’s love. That’s family. Family always watches out for each other, and always has each other’s backs – always.

Stella tells Curtis and Jordan that she’s going to London. She has vacation time saved up, and might as well use it. Since she’s making the trip, she wants to travel to Europe too. Who knows when she’ll get the chance again. She says they don’t seem enthused, and Curtis says the cousin wants to fly her out on her dime? It’s a mighty generous move by a stranger. Stella says, third cousin once removed. He says sorry he’s skeptical, and Jordan says, it does seem forward. Stella thought they’d be happy. They’ve been pestering her for months to seek her relative out, and she finally has. Curtis says they’re happy for her, but he doesn’t like the idea of her meeting them in London. Stella doesn’t know her; she could be crazy. Stella says she’s not staying there. She’s cashing in on her hotel points. If they’re crazy, she’ll retire in peace at her hotel. Jordan says she’d be disappointed, and Stella says, in London. She also said her daughter-in-law is the police commissioner. They’re being paranoid. Curtis says, they’re being cautious. Let him do a background check before she leaves. Stella says, okay, but hurry. She’s flying out tonight.

Elizabeth says Franco is confused right now. He’s Franco Baldwin, her husband. He says he doesn’t know what kind of operation she’s running here, but she needs to step aside. There’s somewhere he needs to be. She says, Franco, please, and he ask why she keeps calling him Franco. Outside, Drew and Doc hear them, and come into the room. Doc asks for some phenobarbital. He tells Franco that he’s been through a traumatic event. Franco tries to leave, but Drew stops him. Epiphany gives him a shot, and he asks what they did to him. They have to let him go.

Ava asks if Julian was intending to tell her, or was he just going to send a postcard when he settled in… He says, Manhattan. It was Kim’s idea. She wants a change of scenery. Ava suggests he take Kim on a vacation, but he says, it’s too hard for her to be in Port Charles. There are too many reminders of Oscar, and face it, she has no roots in Port Charles. She wants a fresh start, and he wants to be part of it. Ava says, too damn bad.

Chelsea concentrates, and Laura asks if Chelsea has found her brother. Is he trying tell her something? Chelsea says, sorry; she can’t reach him. There’s nothing. It’s almost as if he doesn’t exist. However, she does have a message from Laura’s sister.

Sonny has Yvonne repeat the vows. When he gets to, till death do us part, Yvonne interrupts, and says, forever and always. It’s Mike’s turn, and he says being with her has to be the best time in his life. She makes every moment seem exciting and new. He’ll be lucky if he makes her half as happy as she’s made him, but he promises to give it one helluva good shot. He tells Sonny, sorry, Father, and Sonny says, it’s okay. Mike promises to love and honor Yvonne, and cherish her always and forever. Sonny asks for the rings, and Carly gets them gives them. Sonny asks if Yvonne takes Mike to be her husband. She does, and he asks if Mike takes Yvonne to be his wife. Mike says he absolutely does, and Sonny pronounces them husband and wife. He tells Mike that he can kiss the bride. Mike does, and they all smile and laugh.

Epiphany comes out of Franco’s room, and says he’s back in the bed. Doc says he gave Franco a little something to relax, but he won’t be out for long. He’s going to talk with the neurologist and see if he can get answers. He tells Drew and Elizabeth, hang in there. Elizabeth asks if Cabot was right, and Franco has Drew’s memories. Doc says it’s far beyond anything he’s seen before. He’s ordered an MRI, but he thinks it’s important to confront Franco with the facts. He’s not Drew Cain; he’s Franco Baldwin.

Nina visits Sasha, and asks how she’s feeling. Sasha says she’s been better. Nina is sure the stuffy room doesn’t help, and Finn says the room with the jacuzzi was booked. Sasha laughs and coughs. Nina says she knows they were told to take precautions, but Finn has no idea if Sasha is contagious. He doesn’t recommend her leaving until they find out what she has, but he’ll leave them to discuss it. Nina tells Sasha there’s no real reason she can’t take Sasha home. Sasha says, sorry, but she’s following Finn’s recommendation. She needs to stay there.

Jax tells Hayden, it wasn’t a performance; he feels terrible. Hayden tells him, regardless, they shouldn’t ignore the unexpected opportunity. If he gets Nina to trust him, they can use it to their advantage. Jax says he’s been in Nina’s shoes, when Josslyn was sick. Hayden says, the fact remains, Sasha’s illness has given them an opening.

Chelsea tells Laura, it’s a blonde woman, dressed in white, possibly a nurse. She’s quite a chatterbox. She said she misses gossiping with Richard. Laura says she doesn’t know who it is. Chelsea says she wants to give Laura her love, and is glad she found her happily ever after with Kevin. Chelsea suddenly looks in the distance, and says Laura’s son is in grave danger.

Laura asks, what kind of danger? Chelsea says she can help Laura, but they have to discuss payment. Sorry; it’s not volunteer work. Laura gets it, and asks, how much? Chelsea says the message from her sister is free, but this will be $300. Laura says, $300?! and Chelsea says she’s not forcing Laura. Laura wishes Chelsea took credit cards, and Chelsea says, it’s 2019. Of course (🍷) she can. Laura says, before Chelsea swipes, can she have a minute? She steps away, and calls someone, saying, please pick up.

Ava tells Julian she can’t believe he’s running away with Kim to deal with her loss. Julian says, she’s inconsolable. Ava says Kim isn’t the only one surrounded by reminders. Julian knows losing Kiki was difficult, but Ava says, it’s more than that. It’s been hell. Her phone dings, and she glances at it. She says, now perfect strangers are lining up to tear her to shreds. Julian says, bored people with nothing better to do than try to hurt her. She says, it’s working. It’s starting to weigh on her.

On the phone, Laura asks if they’re sure everything is okay. She says, don’t worry. Everything fine. She just got something in her head. She goes back to the table, and Chelsea asks if they’re good to go. Laura says, no, and Chelsea asks if something is wrong. Laura says she just talked to her son. Chelsea asks if he’s okay, and Laura says, perfect. He’s absolutely fine, but what Chelsea is doing there is not. It’s a violation of penal law 165.135. Fortune telling is illegal in the state of New York.

Curtis thanks someone on the phone, and tells Jordan, everything checks out. No red flags. She asks why he looks disappointed. He says he’s not, but she tells him, come clean. He says he’s going to miss Stella. Jordan says, it’s just a couple of weeks, and it’s a great opportunity. He says he doesn’t want to be selfish, but he loves how close they’ve gotten. Think how they were at this time last year. He’s proud of how they’ve grown as a family. He’s going to miss Stella being around all the time. Standing behind him, Stella listens. He says, like when they were kids. They were tight as a family. He doesn’t like the idea of her travelling by herself at her age. Stella coughs, and says, what age? That she reconnected with a family member means the world to her, but she’ll always be there for him, like in the old days. Watching the Corinthos family deal with Mike, and Marcus deal with Yvonne, brought up the sacrifices she’s made. She doesn’t regret it for a minute, but Tommy is gone, and Curtis and TJ are grown men, and in good hands. She needs to live her life. It might be a little trip to him, but it’s much more to her. it’s everything she’s been putting off for years. She finally has a chance to do something for herself. Does that make sense? Curtis says, perfect sense. He tells her, go, and have an incredible time. She’s earned it. She says she has, and they hug.

Carly tells Sonny that he did a beautiful job. He says, it was nothing, but she says, it was a big deal. Not everyone could have done it. She tells him, look at them; they’re so adorable. Sonny says, for a moment, before the ceremony, he thought Mike recognized him. Carly says she’s glad. Michael tells them that he’s going to take off. He wants to check on Sasha. He says Mike told him to let the reverend know he did good. Sonny says, message received, and Michael leaves.

Franco asks where is he, and what have they done to him? What did they give him? Doc says, it’s a mild sedative. Does Franco remember him? They spoke earlier. Franco says he doesn’t know any of them. Doc says he’s a doctor, and they’re all looking out for his best interests. He says sure they are. That’s why abducted him. Where are they keeping him? Doc says just give them a chance to explain, then he can decide what he believes. Franco says it doesn’t sound like he has much choice. Doc knows it’s jarring, but he’s in the US. Franco says he was deployed to Afghanistan, but Doc says, no; he wasn’t. He’s not deployed, and he’s not Andrew Cain. Franco asks why Doc is saying that, and Drew says because he isn’t. He’s Andrew Cain.

Sasha tells Nina that Finn isn’t sure what she has isn’t contagious, and she doesn’t want Charlotte to get it. Nina says, Charlotte can stay with her mom; Lulu would love it. Sasha says what if Nina or Valentin get it? and Nina says they’ll up their vitamin C. Sasha says she can’t take the risk. She’s staying there until Finn finds a cure. Nina says, he will, and Sasha will get better. Sasha asks what makes her so sure? but Nina doesn’t know. She says, maybe a mother’s instinct.

Hayden tells Jax that she thinks it’s in Helena’s trophy room, but Jax says he’s not taking advantage of Nina’s concern over her daughter. Hayden says she understands. He says he’ll be in touch.

Doc tells Franco, the memories he has belong to Drew. He’s Franco Baldwin. Doc gets a call, and he says it’s someone who specializes in memory study. He wants to drop in on him, and promises he’ll be back. Franco looks at Elizabeth, and asks if she honestly believes she’s his wife. She says she is his wife. He looks at Drew, and says Drew really believes he’s him? Drew looks nothing like him. Showing him a mirror might be an idea.

Julian suggests Ava steer clear of the comments section. Ironically, it’s the same thing he told Kiki during her lawsuit. It was good advice then, and it’s good advice now. Ava says it proves he can’t leave her. He centers her. He says he’s moving to Manhattan, not Siberia. She asks if he isn’t worried Kim is just leaving to avoid her grief. He asks if there’s a better reason, but she says that’s not the kind of pain you can outrun. It follows you wherever you go. She learned the hard way.

Chelsea tells Laura that she knows all about the code. She hands Laura her business card, pointing out that it says for entertainment purposes only. She appreciates Laura’s patronage, and tells her consider the clarification on the house. She was also serious about the warning. It’s not Laura’s son in Africa. It’s the other one she should be worried about. Chelsea leaves, and Laura is like, wha…?

Stella says she has some serious packing to do, and Jordan asks if she’d like a ride to the airport. Stella says TJ is taking her. It will be her last chance to see him before she goes. They hug, and Jordan tells her to have an amazing trip; send pictures. Stella says she will, and tells them to take good care of each other. Cheerio. Jordan tells Curtis, the mystery of the long lost relative has been solved. Curtis says, sort of.

Sonny tells Carly, it’s been a rough couple of years. Carly says it wasn’t easy, but they got through it together. Sonny says they have to keep it up. Why let Mike and Yvonne have all the fun. She asks what he’s talking about, and he says he was just thinking they should renew their vows.

Finn says he’ll have the results of Sasha’s blood tests soon. Michael comes back, and asks how she’s doing. She says he’s sweet, and she hopes he didn’t leave early because of her. He says, maybe. He realized he belonged there with her.

Ava tells Julian that she considered leaving Port Charles a thousand times, but realized she can’t outrun her grief. Julian says, you learn to live with it, and it becomes bearable if you confront it head on. Kim will have to face it sooner or later, no matter where she’s living. Chelsea walks in, and Julian says Ava fires one psychic, and turns around and hires another? Ava says she’s not defending herself for the way she’s dealing with her grief. If he’s not going to judge Kim, don’t judge her. She goes over to Chelsea, and thanks her for coming. Chelsea asks, what’s up? and Ava says her brother is leaving town. That means it’s even more important for her to make contact with Kiki. Chelsea says, Kiki isn’t ready, but don’t worry too much. Her brother isn’t going anywhere.

Laura sees Doc, who asks how it went. She says she was sure Chelsea was a charlatan, but she was convincing. She gave Laura a message from her sister Amy. Doc says, amazing. Does she think it was genuine? She says she was starting to, when Chelsea said her son was in grave danger. He says, Lucky? She says she was upset, but called him, and he was fine. Then Chelsea said she was talking about her other son. She didn’t seem to know he was dead though.

Hayden makes a call, and says she was hoping to hire a charter to Spoon Island – undetected.

Nina looks in Sasha’s window, and sees her with Michael. Jax joins her, and says he thought she could use some company, or at least decent coffee. She thanks him.

Elizabeth tells Franco that Drew looks different because he was hit by a car, and had facial reconstruction. Franco isn’t sure he buys that, but Drew says, it happened. Franco says if that’s him with a new face, how do they explain his own face. Elizabeth says he hasn’t looked in a mirror, has he? He says, sure; he’ll play along. He doesn’t know how long the two of them can keep this up though. Elizabeth hands him a mirror, and he looks at his reflection.

Tomorrow, Maxie tells Peter his mind games aren’t working during the softball game, Hayden tells Jax the clock is ticking, and Drew tells Franco that he’s not going anywhere.

⚓ Loving Roger Howarth getting to do something different.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Tamra tells Eddie that Kelly wants to see the house. Vicki does too, and she wants to get it all over with at once. She was also thinking of inviting the neighbors, but Eddie says he wouldn’t invite the neighbors with these women. They have to live with the neighbors.

Jolie takes a tennis lesson, with Kelly playing her alongside instructor Hadley. Afterwards, Kelly and Jolie sit. Kelly tells Jolie that she and Brian are thinking about a skincare line for teens. We see a clip of Brian discussing designing a travel kit with Kelly. Kelly says they want Jolie to be the face of the line. She’ll promote it on social media. Jolie says her social media is private because people call Kelly a cokehead. Kelly says she’s never done coke in her life, but Jolie says, that’s what people are saying. Kelly says, because Vicki said it. We flash back to the reunion where Vicki alluded to Kelly doing coke. Jolie reads, why is your mom such an effing loser-ass bitch? When she’s not drunk, she’s high on coke. In her interview, Kelly says she used to love Vicki, but her daughter’s gotten a lot of bullying on social media. Now she hates Vicki. She has no idea of the magnitude of hurt she’s done to Kelly’s family.

Sophie is getting ready for the winter formal, and Shannon tells her to put on her dress. In her interview, Shannon says Sophie is a seventeen-year-old, and acts like she’s twenty-five, but she trusts Sophie. She’s a good kid, and Shannon has to let her fly. Sophie comes out in her dress, and Shannon says it’s one millimeter from her ass; it’s really short. Sophie says God gave her nice, long legs, and she wants to show them off. Shannon says God also gave her a nice vagina, but don’t show that off. Shannon says she’s going out too, and Sophie gives Shannon some rules (yes, you read that right). No bringing home someone she doesn’t know, no drinking to the point of not remembering, no dancing with strangers, and have a good time. Sophie’s date Christian arrives, bearing a wrist corsage. Shannon wants photos, and calls Christian the boyfriend. Sophie says, he’s all red now. In Shannon’s interview, she says it’s her job to embarrass her children. One down. She trusts Sophie’s judgment. She thinks Sophie has a good gut. We see a clip of Sophie reciting with Shannon, if you do drugs, you die.

Emily tells Chef Alex that her father-in-law and mother-in-law’s birthdays are close to each other, so they’re having a dinner for them tonight. In her interview, she says she and Shane have been married ten years, and it’s a little bumpy right now. Shane is studying for the bar, and there’s no communication. They’ve had some high highs and some low lows. We see a clip of them at the counselor, and Emily is saying she thinks it was easier for Shane. He didn’t go through the physical and emotional things she did to get the embryos. In-laws Larry and Pary arrive, and Emily introduces them to Chef Alex. Her sister-in-law Shireen joins them. Everyone sits for dinner, and Alex serves. Shireen wonders if Shane is going to make an appearance. Emily says they don’t know the plan if Shane doesn’t pass the bar. Shireen says when she was taking it, her father said, if she passed, they’d celebrate with dinner, but if she didn’t, they’d still be hungry, so they’d go out to dinner. In Emily’s interview, she says she’s sure Shane feels like he has a ton of bricks on top of him from all the people wanting him to pass the bar. She tries to FaceTime with Shane, but says, he must be in the library. He calls, and tells her that he feels like he’s being hounded; it’s getting to be a level of harassment. No one respects him saying he doesn’t want calls. Is he supposed to call and ask how it’s going? Emily says, forget it. In her interview, she says she feels like she deserves more respect for taking care of everything. She’s hosting a birthday for his parents, and everything is on her. It’s a lot. Well, yeah. Shane is a big baby. She didn’t know that before? She lights the candles, and they sing Happy Birthday. One of the kids blows the candles out.

Braunwyn’s mother, Dr. Deb, looks like Betsey Johnson. In her interview, Braunwyn says her mother is larger than life. Growing up, her mom was a single mother in a rock band. She wanted to be famous, but then went to medical school, and graduated at the top of her UCLA class. She met Braunwyn’s stepdad, and went back to school to become a doctor. She had a family practice for a long time, and then went to Burning Man. Burning Man changed everything. Dr. Deb is connected to energies, and talks to angels. She asks if Deb has the schedule, and if she’s good. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says when she was growing up, her mom didn’t have much time, so she was shuttled to different family members. That’s why she thought it was important to be a stay-at-home mom. She wanted it so much when she was a kid. The grandma her kids have is nothing like the mom she had growing up. Which is a good thing. She’s fun now. They call her Rainbow Deb.

Kelly checks out Gina’s new house. In Gina’s interview, she says when they moved to the house in Coto, she thought it was her happily ever after. When things didn’t work out, she needed a change. Kelly helps Gina pick out an outfit for a date. Gina says the guy she’s going out with talks like an adult. Kelly says, try dating a thirty-year-old who’s a complete moron. We flash back to one of the many dudes who were on her bench. I think they called him the milk man. Kelly asks if Matt is dating, but Gina doesn’t know. She tells Kelly, he always says no, but maybe. Kelly wonders if he asks Gina. In her interview, Gina says she’s nervous about Matt’s reaction. She doesn’t want to do anything to mess up their co-parenting. She has to put the kids’ needs, and the needs of the family in front of her own. She tells Kelly, dating after being married is so weird, and Kelly says, it’s hard.

Braunwyn scatters rose petals on the floor. Sean comes home with roses. He says he hasn’t seen the place decorated yet. In her interview, Braunwyn says the last time they celebrated Valentine’s Day together, she was pregnant with Bella and so sick. She thinks it’s important for them to have their own space. They’re never alone. In Miami, they had a love shack where they could be by themselves. When they moved, they knew it was important to have a place where they get to be Sean and Braunwyn. She tells him about Kelly, and says her friend Gina is going through a divorce. It reminded her of what they went through when he was traveling. Jacob called him bye-bye daddy. Sean says he didn’t want to be away from the family so much. When he was at a meeting with some bigwigs, he’d asked what they’d change about their lives, and they all said they’d give it all up to spend more time with their families. That’s when he knew he needed to be home. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says she loved him and the kids, but hated the situation. They were so caught up in who they were supposed to be, they never talked about things like preferring less money to having him home.

Tamra reminds Eddie of their first Valentine’s Day. He was out of the country, and sent her chocolate-covered strawberries. She asks if he remembers. He says he does, and she says, no he doesn’t. He says she’s right; he doesn’t. She says he’s a bad liar.

Braunwyn leads Sean to the bedroom.

Emily asks which kid stinks. The dog drinks out of the toilet, and then kisses her. In her interview, she says, Happy Valentine’s Day to me.

Eddie and Tamra go out to eat. Eddie gives her a box. Inside is a pair of Valentino shoes. In her interview, Tamra says she thinks Eddie has a shoe fetish. Whenever it’s her birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or she wins a competition, she gets a new pair of shoes. They order, and toast to their good life. Tamra says the last year wasn’t horrible, but not one of their better years. We flash back to Eddie going to the hospital for surgery. In Tamra’s interview, she says, since Eddie had heart issues, seeing a heart is a big deal to them. She tells Eddie about going with Shannon to her follow-up for her non-surgical facelift. She looks good. She says, last year, she knows Eddie might have been annoyed with Shannon – we flash back to Eddie saying, Shannon thinks her sh*t doesn’t stink – and he asks if she’s excusing last year. Tamra says, absolutely, and he asks if she’s doing the same with Vicki. She says a big part of it is that she doesn’t trust Vicki. Vicki texts that she hates Gina; then she hears from Gina that Vicki called and was so sweet. When Gina got the DUI, Vicki sent her the article and laughed. You don’t worry about someone, then talk sh*t about them. She thinks Vicki is the most insecure person she’s ever met. In her interview, she says she’s known Vicki for fourteen years, but can’t figure her out. She has an angel/devil thing going on. She likes Vicki’s sweet side, but she has a horrible side. She never knows which Vicki she’s getting. She tells Eddie, the party is Saturday, and there’s a lot of work to be done, like tomorrow. He says he has a clear day tomorrow, and she says she loves him.

Tamra gets ready for the party.

Kelly can’t believe Vicki is going to be there. She doesn’t want to deal or talk to her. Shannon asks who else is coming, and Kelly says, Joe. Shannon says, Joe who? and Kelly says, Joe mama.

Emily tells Gina, the last time she was there, she threatened to kill Kelly. We flash back to that. She says her goal is to not threaten to kill anyone. Gina says, it’s good to have goals.

Tamra oversees lead caterer Jennifer. The guests begin to arrive. Gina tells Tamra that she’s met Braunwyn, and she’s cool. She has seven kids. Tamra asks, why? Emily brings flowers in a vase. Kelly says, Tamra is stepping it up. Emily tells Shannon that she looks good. In Shannon’s interview, she says, is she excited to see Emily? No. She has nothing to say to her. Sorry. Emily says she needs to get on the Shannon whatever-happened-here. Kelly asks if Emily didn’t see Shannon’s Insta-stories about her fitness journey. We see a clip of Shannon on a walk with her dog Archie. Emily says Shannon blocked her on Instagram. In her interview, Shannon says she doesn’t know where she stands with Emily. It’s the year of positive and fun. She and Tamra blocked her at same time. In Emily’s interview, she says nothing has changed in her relationship with Shannon. Shannon thinks tequila is in order. Sean and Braunwyn arrive, and in her interview, Tamra says, they’re a super cute couple, and full of energy.

Tamra gives the upstairs tour. Yes. Her house is beyond anything we ever had or will have. She says her big decision every day is which staircase to take. Shannon tells Braunwyn about how she married late, and got pregnant on her honeymoon. Ryan asks where Emily’s husband is, and Emily says, he’s studying for the bar. He guesses they won’t be having a beer together, but Emily says they won’t when he’s done either. He doesn’t drink; he’s Mormon. Kelly tells Braunwyn that she hopes Vicki doesn’t talk to her. She doesn’t like her. Tamra tells Shannon, Vicki is coming. She’s said she’s going to bring up the pig video. Shannon says, that sounds like something you’d see in a mafia movie. Tamra says Kelly sent Vicki a pig instead of a text, and shows Shannon a video of an emoji pig talking in Kelly’s voice, and giving Vicki the business. In Tamra’s interview, she says Slade called Vicki a pig on stage. We flash back to Slade trying his hand at stand-up, a billion years ago. Kelly knows it’s a sore subject. Vicki even had her nose done because of it. It’s really a low blow.

Vicki and Steve arrive. Tamra drinks as fast as possible out of Shannon’s glass, and nearly chokes, saying, it’s straight tequila. In Vicki’s interview, she says finally, Tamra moved to Coto; to her hidden gem, where it all started. Braunwyn says her mom told her, not everyone is going to love you, and if they do, you’re doing something wrong. Vicki comes outside, and says hello to everyone. Kelly tries to blend in with the woodwork. Someone asks about Sean’s necklace, and while he’s explaining, Vicki gets overly interested, and a little touchy-feely. In her interview, Braunwyn says she doesn’t think Vicki is flirting with her husband, but eww. He might be young enough to be her son. Vicki says hasn’t met Braunwyn, and Shannon introduces her. Lunch is served. Vicki tells Steve that she’s doing tequila. He says he’s doing water. Kelly says she’s not engaging with Vicki. No way. Her strategy is to stay TF away from Vicki. She’s like a disease, and Kelly isn’t about to catch anything.

Kelly disappears. Gina says she’s going to get a drink, check her makeup, and keep it moving. Tamra tells Vicki that she knows how to clear a room, but Vicki says it’s not her. She tells Emily about the pig video. In Emily’s interview, she says she gets it. She’s been there. We flash back to the reunion, and Emily saying that people are calling her fat ass and disgusting. She says, if you go after people’s looks, or their body, or how they’re built… She just doesn’t do that. Vicki says she’s had a couple of tweaks. Emily says she has to use the bathroom, and goes inside. Tamra says, another one down, and Tamra and Vicki are left alone. Inside, Emily tells Kelly about Vicki showing her the pig emoji. Kelly says Vicki left out what she’d sent first. It was a huge text about what Kelly should and shouldn’t do, and her response was a pig emoji. In Kelly’s interview, she says she used the emoji because she didn’t want to type out a dissertation on why Vicki is a POS. She just sent a mirror image of what Vicki looks like. Oink, oink.

Vicki tells Tamra that she was going to say something to Kelly, but she walked away. She doesn’t understand, since Kelly sent a text saying she forgave Vicki. Then people talk, and it lights the fire again. Tamra says Vicki is the one who claimed Kelly did cocaine. She tells Vicki to do her best not to say anything. Retaliation isn’t best. Vicki tells Tamra to try it. In Vicki’s interview, she says, at 57, she’s doing her best to look good, but there are some things she can’t change. Tamra isn’t a good friend, but she was at one time. Inside, there’s a discussion about who insulted who first. Tamra tells Vicki that she wants to set it up, and leaves Vicki standing by herself outside.

Tamra looks for Kelly. She tells Kelly that she had a conversation with Vicki, who would like to talk. Kelly says she doesn’t want to, but Tamra suggests if it’s not what Kelly wants to hear, walk away. Kelly says Vicki completely ruined her reputation. Kelly has nothing to say to her. In her interview, Kelly says she’s upset that Tamra and Shannon haven’t picked lane. They’ve hated Vicki forever. We see clips of Vicki’s various run-ins with them. Kelly asks why they’re choosing Vicki over her. It doesn’t make sense. Eddie says he could use a tequila drink, and wonders if the girls need more tequila.

Tamra tells Vicki that Kelly doesn’t want to talk, and Vicki says, good. She has other friends. Tamra says Vicki can’t be an a-hole, and Vicki asks if she’s siding with Kelly right now. Tamra says she is, and Vicki asks why they’re sitting on the sidelines. Tamra says because they’re not involved. Vicki says, Kelly isn’t innocent; they’re both wrong. Shannon suggests Vicki asks what she can do, and Tamra says, how can she make it better? Vicki says they have to help her.

Vicki asks Kelly if she’ll talk, but Kelly says she has nothing to say to Vicki. Vicki says she has the message where Kelly says she forgave her, and follows Kelly inside. She asks if Kelly thinks she’s a beauty queen. You don’t talk about women like that. Kelly says, no, she doesn’t think she’s a beauty queen, and get out of her face. Braunwyn jokes, it’s going really well. Tamra tells Vicki that she hurt Kelly’s feelings. Kelly repeats she has nothing to say to Vicki. Leave her alone. She goes back outside.

Kelly sits on a patio couch. Eddie and the other guys watch, amused. Vicki follows Kelly to the couch, and sits across from her. She says she cares about Kelly, but Kelly says, no she doesn’t. Tamra and Shannon literally sit on the sidelines.  Kelly says Vicki doesn’t understand what she’s done to her. Vicki hurt her daughter. Vicki says she doesn’t want to hurt Kelly’s daughter. Kelly asks if Vicki has ever seen her do cocaine.

Next time, Vicki claims to know more than she said, Shannon has dinner with Braunwyn, and Gina tells Emily that she can’t talk about it.

👶 Oh Yeah, That Kid…

I can’t say as I remember him from One Life To Live though.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-patrick-gibbons-jr-return-to-general-hospital-172098

💉 I Told You She’ll Never Die…

Helena will be alive as long as Constance Towers is.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-constance-towers-returns-helena-172089

https://tvline.com/2019/08/13/general-hospital-helena-returns-constance-towers-shiloh-drew-afghanistan/?fbclid=IwAR1J60qkmLoe6rN3I0jKAczUOmWpsPNiLBoivxM9_bVipo9hBDvhRyy_T00

💡 A Genius Move…

Whoever decided it was a great idea to bring V.C. Andrews’s books to life on Lifetime, deserves a promotion. While I loved the original, atmospheric film version of Flowers in the Attic, the ending wasn’t faithful to the book. Once I got past Heather Graham as Corrine – and mostly because it looked like she hadn’t aged since she was Roller Girl in Boogie Nights – I enjoyed Lifetime’s take on the Dollanganger saga. Grabbing onto their own coattails, at present the Casteel family has a weekly gig at the network. The books aren’t even close to being good literature. The dialogue is unnatural, and the stories are cringeworthy; yet somehow, they became a right of passage during the late 80s and early 90s. I’ve read quite a few of them, and forget at what point I stopped. Oddly enough, V.C. Andrews kept writing long after her death in 1986, which is probably a testament to how formulaic the books are. Yet I watch, fascinated, with millions of other viewers, the same way we read years ago. I do wonder though, if Jason Priestly ever hesitates in the middle of a scene, thinking, this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever said, even if he was on Beverly Hills 90210.

https://www.mylifetime.com/vc-andrews-casteel-series-films

📶 Here It Is Again…

But it’s what we’ve got.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2, 2019 – Some Of Drew’s Past Is Revealed, Finding OLTL, Billie Lee Moves On, Cindy Who, Almost Ten Quotes & Royal Weekend

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Puerto Rico. Sasha wonders why she and Michael are so good together. Maybe it’s the island. Michael thinks it’s more because of her. The more he more knows her, the more he cares about her. She says, that must be it. She feels the same way about him. They kiss.

On the phone, Cassandra says it’s lovely there, but time for her to move on. She thanks them for making the arrangements, and asks what time she needs to be at the air strip. She says, perfect. She’s having breakfast with some very important guests.

Finn starts to go into Kelly’s, and sees Hayden pop out. He asks if she’s leaving. She says she’s decided to go someplace else. He says if he didn’t know better, he’d think she’s trying to avoid him. Maybe she regrets something she said last night.

At Kelly’s with Jason and Elizabeth, Jake wants to celebrate. The game was rained out, but Jason caught a ball. Elizabeth says maybe they’ll have a make-up game, and Jake says the only thing that would make it more perfect is if Franco was with them.

Kim gives Cameron the paperwork for the car, including a death certificate from the DMV, making it official. I don’t think that’s how it works, but okay.

At Rice Plaza, Sam thanks Willow for meeting her. Willow thanks Sam again for her help with nailing Shiloh. Sam says that’s why she asked to meet. She needs more information about Shiloh’s time in Afghanistan.

Chase knocks on Drew’s office door. Curtis answers, and says he’s glad Chase could make it. Chase knows the flashdrive is missing, and Drew says it holds all of Andre’s notes, and Drew’s memories prior to 2012. Chase says, assuming that’s what Shiloh was after, what does Drew think he could do with it on his own? Drew doubts Shiloh could anything without help.

At a cheap hotel. Shiloh thanks Cabot for meeting him. It’s less conspicuous than the MetroCourt. Cabot says he prefers five-star accommodations when possible, but to each his own. Shiloh is facing multiple felony charges, and he’s broke. Shiloh says he has reserves in Afghanistan. Drew knows where they are, and it’s why he needs to access Drew’s memories. Cabot asks if he’s still planning on transferring the memories to Drew’s twin.

Jason tells Jake, the Chucks are having a great season. Jake says, too bad Franco isn’t into sports. He’s a little artsy, but Jake thinks he’d like them if he tried watching. Elizabeth points out Jake’s friend Blain is at the counter, and Jake goes over to show him the ball. Elizabeth asks Jason, what just happened? She thought he’d made peace with Franco. Jason tells her that he didn’t say anything, but she says his silence speaks volumes. Jason sighs, and she says he’s still doing it. Doesn’t it make a difference that Franco is her husband and Jake’s stepdad? Jason says he respects her choices, but doesn’t have to agree with them. She asks if he doesn’t see that what he’s doing will affect Jake. He was trying to sell Jason on Franco, and when Jason diverted the conversation, Jake tried harder. Jason says he’s not saying anything negative, but he’s not going to lie either. Elizabeth says Jason still doesn’t forgive Franco for what he did when he was sick. It was a long time ago, and Franco’s not the same man. What will it take for Jason to accept that?

Cameron says he didn’t know cars were this complicated. Kim says, the policy is paid until the end of the year, and gives him the extra key. Cameron says, great, he guesses. Kim says, it’s okay, and Cameron says, of course (🍷) he’s excited. It’s a car, but it was Oscar’s car, and he’s not here anymore. Cameron leaves, and Franco says, sorry. He can’t imagine what Kim is going through. If there’s anything he can do, let him know. It might sound silly or strange, but if she wants to try art therapy… She says she’s trying to work things out in traditional therapy, but since he asked, there is something she’d like from him.

Sam asks if Willow knows any details about Shiloh’s time in Afghanistan. Willow says he told them basically the same story that’s in the book. Money motivated him until he saw the dawn; blah-blah-blah. Sam asks if he mentioned anyone who was there besides Drew. Like a Charles Owens, nicknamed Tex.

Curtis says the theft was perfect timing. He was having cameras installed next week. Drew asks if Chase got the MetroCourt footage, and Chase says, it’s being reviewed now. They brought Shiloh in for questioning, and while he was there, sent a team to gather evidence. Shiloh has an alibi for the time frame. Drew says, of course (🍷). Chase says he denied hiring anyone, but they’re focusing on any remaining followers. They know Shiloh’s pattern of getting them to take the fall. Drew says Shiloh wouldn’t stop asking about the flashdrive, and Chase wonders how he knew where it was. Drew says he never discussed it with Shiloh, and Chase asks if he ever talked in public about it. Drew says, several times, and Chase says if a Dawnie heard, they could have passed the information to Shiloh.

Shiloh tells Cabot that he wants the memories transferred by any means necessary, but Cabot suggests he exercise caution. They don’t need the subject in a diminished state. Shiloh says, what if they’re injected with something? What if something goes wrong? Is there a back-up plan? Cabot says, if one twin is ineffective, the other twin might serve.

Chase asks why Shiloh would want the flashdrive with Drew’s memories on it? Drew says they were in Afghanistan together. He served as a SEAL, and Shiloh was a contractor. He thinks it has something to do with their association. Chase says, Shiloh is desperate, and Curtis says, the more desperate Shiloh becomes, the more dangerous he is. Chase says, Shiloh is staying at the Midwood Hotel. He’s going to get a warrant to have the room searched before Shiloh has a chance to do anything with the flashdrive. He’ll be in touch.

Shiloh tells Cabot that Drew is already suspicious, since the flashdrive was stolen from his office. How soon will Cabot be ready? Cabot says he needs a few essential supplies for the procedure. He asks Shiloh for the flashdrive, and Shiloh asks, why now? Cabot says Shiloh just told him that Drew suspects. If Shiloh is on the police’s radar, doesn’t he think it will be safer? Shiloh says Cabot was just released from the WSB, and Cabot says he was given an outright release. He has no charges pending in this or any other country. It’s a pity Shiloh can’t say the same.

Willow tells Sam that she doesn’t remember Shiloh ever mentioning Tex. He always made it all about himself. How he used to do anything for money. He did the contracts looking for a payoff, and came close until fate stepped in, in the form of an EID. Sam repeats, he said payoff, and Willow says, before he was hurt, he was planning on cashing out and leaving the next day.

Kim tells Franco, it’s pretty simple. Just keep being a good friend to Drew. He puts on a great façade, but he’s hurting. He keeps his feelings tight, and he’s not letting them out. He needs to let them out. Franco says he’s there for Drew. She is too, right? She’s not going anywhere? She says she has to check on a patient. Tell Cameron, enjoy the car. She’s glad he has it.

Elizabeth tells Jason that she gets it. Time stopped for him, but not for the rest of them. Franco isn’t the same man. Jason says it doesn’t matter what he feels. Elizabeth says, like it or not, Franco has been more of a constant in Jake’s life than he has. If he disapproves, Jake will have divided loyalties. Does he want to be that kind of dad who turns a kid against his stepfather? Jason says he wants to be the kind of dad who doesn’t lie. When Jake is old enough to understand who Franco is, he’ll know Jason has been honest. He’s not pretending acceptance he doesn’t feel.

Franco asks Cameron, what’s up? Cameron says he didn’t realize how much of a pain a car is. Gas, plates, inspections. Franco says he can handle it, but Cameron says his mom is going to take the keys for safekeeping, and there’s the parking. Franco says he’s taking care of the parking problem.

Hayden tells Finn that she had too much drink. She doesn’t remember what she said. He says he can’t remember either. It must not have been important. She says, what a coincidence, him being there. Finn says he had no idea she’d be there, and Hayden says, but he just crashed the party? Who was the woman he was talking about? Cassandra. Is she another ex?

Michael says Sasha is amazing, and she says he is too. After all that exercise, she’s starving. He says, him too, and she says they should shower – only shower – and meet Sandy. Michael suggests they stay, and order room service, but Sasha says, Sandy is obviously lonely. Why would she near-invite strangers to breakfast? It will only take an hour. Consider it a random act of kindness. Michael says, how bad can it be?

Still on the phone, Cassandra says she’s meeting the friend she mentioned for breakfast. She thanks them for getting the perfect gift to enhance their breakfast. We see a syringe in her purse.

Cameron says there’s no more parking on their street, and Franco tells him that his dad’s office isn’t far. He’s giving Cameron a dedicated parking spot. Cameron says, for real? His own parking spot? How is he going to pay for it? Franco says his pop will take care of that too. He’s had a rough time lately, losing his father and stepmom. He could use some family. He gives Cameron a parking pass to hang on the mirror.  Kim comes by, and says she just called the insurance company, and put the policy in Cameron’s name. They’ll send it to him, along with an ID to put in the glovebox. Cameron promises to do everything right. He tells Franco to thank Scotty too. He leaves, and Kim says, it looks like Oscar’s gift is doing some good.

Elizabeth tells Jason that she doesn’t care if he wants to disrespect Franco, but he’s disrespecting her. She’d never put the kids in danger. Jason says, that doesn’t erase the pain Franco inflicted on Sam. She carries it every day, along with everyone else he hurt. Aiden has no idea what happened, but what happens when he’s old enough to look it up for himself? Elizabeth asks if he can never factor in the good things that Franco did after his tumor was removed. He bailed out the hospital, helped Jason break Carly out of Ferncliff, and helped catch Ryan. She has to go to work, but maybe he can try to give her credit for knowing the man she married. She tells Jake they have to go, but Jake wants to hang out with his dad. Elizabeth asks Jason if it’s okay, and he says, of course (🍷). Jake asks if Jason was hurt, catching the ball with no glove. He says, it stung a little, but there’s nothing he could do for Jake or Danny that would ever hurt.

Willow asks if Sam thinks Shiloh has money stashed somewhere. Sam says it’s totally possible. He probably would have run, except for the explosion. Willow tells her that he said it was a fortune. Shiloh sees them, and says his two favorite ladies in one spot. He’s staying at the Midwood motel, which is less than luxurious. They’re just what he needed to make his day.

Drew tells Curtis that he’s still waiting for information on Charles Tex Owens. He was married stateside when he was on leave. He had a few weeks to go before the explosion. Drew wonders if it was a coincidence Tex was there, or did he and Shiloh have a prior connection?

Finn tells Hayden, Cassandra isn’t an ex. She was part of a drug cartel, and tried to kill him, Anna, and Valentin. He wanted to warn them in person that Cassandra had been spotted. Hayden asks how he got mixed up in a drug cartel. Did Cassandra try to kill him because of Anna?  It doesn’t sound like a safe or healthy choice. He says, when love is put on the line – unconditional love – you give up your life for someone else. They had that once, a long time ago. He was angry that she destroyed it, but she was really right; he should thank her.

In a private cabana, Cassandra injects a grapefruit half. Michael and Sasha arrive, and she thanks them for joining her. She says she took the liberty of ordering. She asks about Sasha’s dress designer, but Sasha doesn’t know anything about it. She says her mother insists on giving her samples, but she doesn’t keep up with the trends. Cassandra tells Michael, it must be a relief to be with someone not concerned about image. Michael says, Sasha doesn’t have to worry about image. She’s uniquely herself. He’s lucky she chose him. Sasha says she’s the lucky one, and digs into the grapefruit.

Cassandra tells Sasha that she loved the article on Ava. It took her emotions in different directions. Not many editors could pull that off. It was a huge success; one of many. Nina has so much talent; a successful career, an adoring daughter, beautiful and brilliant. Sasha thinks the grapefruit is a little bitter, and Michael offers her his, but she declines. Cassandra says she’d love a selfie with her two new beautiful friends, so she can remember their time there. Michael gets in the middle, and Cassandra takes the picture.

Finn tells Hayden, she was right to run out. She says, a lot went down. She got scared. He says she was smart; smarter than him. She saw through them. They never would have made it. She says, no. They weren’t meant for each other. In time, they would have fallen apart. He thanks her for her honesty, and Hayden says, if she thinks about it, he’s better off with who he’s with now. He says, so is she, and she says she hopes she never sees him again, and leaves. He says, same.

Willow can’t believe Shiloh is out on bail. He says it’s the first step to his exoneration. He’s on the way to his attorney’s office. Chase appears, and says he’ll save Shiloh a trip. He stopped by Shiloh’s motel room – how the mighty have fallen. Shiloh says, it’s a place to stay, not a state of mind, which is actually a pretty good one. Sam tells Willow that she has an excellent plastic surgeon, if she wants her tattoo removed, and Sam will take care of the cost. Sam leaves, and Shiloh says Willow can erase the tattoo, but not the constant reminder of what they shared. Chase tells him to step away from Willow, or he’ll arrest Shiloh for violating the terms of his bail.

Elizabeth tells Jason, everything worked out. He’s back with Sam, and Danny is happy. Is he? Jason says, it’s all good. Cameron comes in, and asks if Jake caught the ball. Jake says his dad did, and Cameron says, cool. He asks if Jake is ready to go to camp. Jake says he’s bringing donuts, and goes to the counter. Cameron says, Jake loves baseball almost as much art. He’s always drawing, and Franco encourages him. He says, sorry. He knows Jason isn’t really into Franco. Jason asks what Cameron thinks.

Elizabeth goes to the hospital and sees Kim at the reception desk. She gives Kim a giftbag, telling her, it’s a swag bag from the reception. She’s glad Kim could make it, but sorry they didn’t spend time together. She had a lot going on. Kim says, tell her about it. Elizabeth says she remembers Kim said she wanted to get pregnant again. Kim says she did something at the party that crossed the line. She had to take a look at how she’s dealing – or not dealing – with her grief, and get back to a semblance of normalcy. Elizabeth says she’s been through a major ordeal. Kim says she thought work would, but being around babies is harder than she thought. Everything is. Elizabeth says, there’s no right way to grieve. You just learn to cope, and take the time you need to heal. Kim says she’s starting to realize she might need distance too. She doesn’t think she can stay in Port Charles.

Curtis says Tex was on his superior’s radar. Something tells him that Drew was Tex’s superior. Drew says, there was something in the paperwork that wasn’t redacted and stood out. It said he had an appointment to meet with NCIS, but he was snatched before the meeting happened. Curtis says, it had to be serious, and Drew says he’ll check his email and see if the Navy got back to him.

Cassandra asks which picture Sasha likes better. Sasha picks one, and Cassandra agrees. She says, sadly, she’s leaving the island to get back to business. She tells them, stay and enjoy their meal. They’re a delightful couple, and she hopes to see them again someday. She tells Sasha to give Nina her compliments. Sasha says it was nice meeting her, but Cassandra says the pleasure was all hers. She leaves, and Michael says he’s glad she’s gone. Sasha says, her too. She’s exhausting. Michael says he can think of better ways to be exhausted. Sasha says that’s why they’re simpatico, and they kiss. Geez, get a room.

Elizabeth asks if Kim is sure she wants to leave, but Kim says she’s not sure of anything. What she’s doing isn’t working. Maybe it’s time for a change. She wants Elizabeth to know how much she appreciates her, and how glad she is they became friends. Elizabeth says, her too. She asks, what about Julian? He cares about her. Is she ready to leave him? Kim says he’s been wonderful, her rock, but she keeps spiraling. Elizabeth says she owes it to herself to take whatever time she needs to grieve. Kim says she’s no good for Julian or anyone right now. Elizabeth asks if Julian shouldn’t be the one to decide that. She thinks Julian would like Kim to stay, and for the record, so would she.

Drew tells Curtis that he called NCIS, and got a sympathetic agent who knew who he was, and remembered his disappearance. Drew told him that he needed to find any records of his deployment, and the agent said he’d get back to him this morning. Drew gets on his laptop, and says he’s a man of his word. He reads, and tells Curtis that he did ask for a meeting. He suspected one of his men was conspiring with a military contractor to sell fuel on the black market. Curtis asks what Drew wants to bet the contractor was David Henry Archer, aka Shiloh.

Shiloh tells Chase, easy. He’s just taking a stroll like any law abiding citizen, and ran into the mother of his child. He was saying hello, not breaking any laws. Chase says he’d arranged to meet Willow there, and her order of protection against Shiloh has been approved. He hands Shiloh a paper, saying, he’s been duly served. He’s required to stay 300 feet away from Willow at all times. He’s also to refrain from contacting Brad, Lucas, or Wiley. Shiloh smirks, and Chase tells Shiloh, if he sees any of them, he should cross the street. Or better yet, go in the opposite direction. Chase gives Willow her copy, and Shiloh asks if this is really necessary. Chase tells him, it is, and to stay away from her. If he violates bail, it will be revoked, and he’ll be remanded to Pentonville. Chase says, that’s his cue, and Shiloh says he was just leaving. When he’s gone, Chase hugs Willow, and asks if she’s okay. She says she’ll feel better when they finally put Shiloh away. Chase thinks it will be sooner rather than later. If his warrant goes through, he’ll have additional evidence.

Finn is shocked to see Cabot at the hospital. He asks what Cabot doing there when he’s supposed to be in custody? Cabot says congratulate him. He’s been released. Finn asks how he managed that, and Cabot says he cooperated with the WSB. He told them everything he knew about memory transfer. Finn can feel free to confirm it with his contacts. Finn asks if there’s any complications with his original study, and if he should be concerned for Anna. Cabot says, no, and Finn asks what he’s doing there then.

Cameron tells Jason that he and Franco don’t always get along, but Franco has always been good to them. He thinks Franco is pretty okay. He goes to get Jake, and Jason’s phone rings. It’s Sam, who says she broke into Shiloh’s motel room. She’s looking for the flashdrive. Jason asks where Shiloh is, and she says, he has a meeting with his lawyer. She should have time. He tells her, please be careful, and call when she’s done. She says, of course (🍷), and starts going through the drawers

Michael asks Sasha, gambling or sailing? and she asks if they can do both. He says he likes her style. She says, how lucky is she? She’s in an extraordinary place with an extraordinary guy. it’s her dream. He says he feels the same, and they kiss. We see the empty grapefruit rind.

Sam continues to search, rifling through drawers. She looks underneath one of them, and finds the flashdrive. She takes it, and jets, but opens the door to Shiloh. I say, oh! out loud, even though I suspected that would happen.

Willow thanks Chase. She wishes it was as easy to get rid of Shiloh for good. He says, the DA is confident he’ll get a conviction, and Shiloh will go to prison. She’ll never have to see him again. It’s not easy on anyone, especially her, but it’s almost over.

Drew says they were selling fuel on the black market, but he was kidnapped before he had a chance to make a report. Curtis says, Shiloh has had a year. Why is he hot to trot now? Drew says he clearly wants to uncover something. Maybe he stole something he needs to get to, and only Drew knows about it.

Elizabeth suggests she and Franco take Kim and Julian out for dinner. Kim says she’ll ask Julian. She leaves, and Franco tells Elizabeth that almost everything is taken care of with the car. She thanks him, and says Cameron just needs to get his license back, and one of them will have to be in the car with him. Franco says not him. He remembers what the psychic said. She says that he won’t be feeling himself? but he says, not that one; the other one. He doesn’t want to worry her, but the psychic said, don’t take that drive. She asks if he thinks it’s in Cameron’s car, and he asks, what else could it be?

Finn says Cabot is the last person he expected to see picking up a prescription. Cabot says, no worries. He shan’t be staying.

Jason tells Blain and Jake to have fun at Lila’s Kids. His phone rings. It’s Shiloh. Jason asks what the hell he wants, and how did he get Jason’s number? Shiloh says Sam gave it to him. More or less. If Jason wants to see her alive, he’ll do what Shiloh tells him. The clock is ticking.

On Monday, Finn tells Drew that they have a potential situation, Obrecht confronts Brad about trying to kill her, and Jason attacks Shiloh.

🔥 Eterna Lives On…

One Life to Live was always my favorite soap. They had a wicked sense of humor, and although it didn’t always work out, they weren’t afraid to take chances. Like the time Vicki went to the Old West. Or heaven. They also gave us Roger Howarth, the best soap actor out there IMO. It’s attached to so many good memories too. I was blessed to visit the set once, and everyone was warm and inviting. And Bo winked at me.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-stars-where-are-they-now-171963

💃 The Ballad of Billie Lee…

I think the two key points are, with the help of so many powerful people, including Lisa, I now have the opportunity to lead my own projects that you will see in 2020, [Billie] wrote, and Radar reported Lee is working on creating her own show after ditching VPR.

It looks like her gripes have been rewarded with bigger and better things. By no means am I discounting the issues that go along with being trans, but she did make a big deal about some things that were not what she made them out to be. Like being left out of the Girls Night planning. The only people who were involved were show cast members who have been a tight group (well, off and on) for a long time. News flash: she was never in the opening credits. And in a moment that was glossed over, Katie even said they were still pissed at her for something else that had happened, so they didn’t invite her. If that’s not treating her like one of the girls, I don’t know what is.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/07/billie-lee-confirms-quit-vanderpump-rules-bullying-suicidal/

👯 And In a Similar Vein…

Another Housewife I don’t remember very well, putting her hazy fifteen minutes to good use.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/08/ex-rhony-cindy-barshop-son-trans-mario-lopez-comments/

🎐 Quotes of the Week

There is just one life for each of us: our own. – Euripides

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. – Daniel J. Boorstin

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.Benjamin Spock

Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room. – Phyllis Diller

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.Maya Angelou

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts. – Marshall McLuhan

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.Roy T. Bennett

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.Christopher Morley

🎡 Have a Lalapalooza of a Weekend…

And be the king or queen of it. Even if it just involves sleeping in.

June 18, 2019 – Margaux Says Goodbye to Drew, the News About Candace Comes Out, a Wine Tasting in France, a First & Already

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Josslyn looks at the glass of water, and goes back outside. She says, Oscar, is that you?

Julian says Kim wants to have a baby? She says she wants to feel the flutter of life growing inside, and see life with fresh eyes. She wants to feel that love again. She needs to be a mother. He could be a father from the beginning, and be there for the milestones he missed with his other children. They have so much love to share. He kisses her hand, and she says, what do you say, Charlie?

Margaux asks to see Jordan at the hospital. The nurse says she’s had a lot of visitors, and Margaux says she’ll just drop off some flowers. She sees Drew, and tells him she was on her way to visit Jordan. He says he just saw her. Margaux asks how she’s doing, and Drew says, she’s getting by. She says, how about him? She’s sorry about his son. He thanks her, and says he’s putting one foot in front of the other. She tells him that she’s leaving Port Charles in the morning. They’ll probably never see each other again, and before she goes, there’s something she needs from him.

Peter says it was a wonderful party, and Maxie says he deserves to celebrate his birthday. Lulu says she’s going, and Maxie asks if she has another date. Felicia asks if Lulu and Dante split up.

Rocco – who’s had a growth spurt of a couple years – comes into the kitchen with Carly. Carly tells Josslyn that Lulu is busy, so Rocco is spending the night. They just got back from the fair at Rice Plaza, and Avery is asleep already. Rocco shows Josslyn a pinwheel, and says he won it. It’s kind of old school, but it’s cool. Sonny comes in, and takes Rocco upstairs. Carly asks, what’s all this? indicating the table. Josslyn says she, Trina, and Cameron were just messing around. Carly picks up the photo, and asks if they made contact. Josslyn isn’t sure, but if they did, it wasn’t enough. Carly hugs her.

Margaux regrets how she treated Drew. He asks if she’s okay, and she says she’s relearning what her life looks like. She was lost for a while, wrapped up in DOD. He says he didn’t know. She says instead of getting straightened out, she messed up, and compromised her position as DA, so she resigned. Drew says, that’s a lot, and asks what she’s doing next. She tells him, criminal defense attorney, and he says, the dark side. She says maybe what she did in Port Charles was the dark side. She’s not proud of doing whatever she could to bring Sonny down, and stealing the flashdrive. He says she gave it back, but she says she used him. She doesn’t like herself for that, and hopes he forgives her.

Julian tells Kim that he has a sketchy reputation as a father. Kim says he’s a different man now. He says it would be nice, not jumping through hoops just to take his kid to the park or be with them on holidays. Kim says they’ll be there together. Julian says it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Kim suggests they create a family together.

Finn thinks perhaps they don’t need to bombard Lulu with personal questions. Felicia says, nonsense, and Mac says he has a personal interest in Dante. He wants him to come back to work, and is putting in for a leave of absence when he goes into the PCPD tomorrow. He explains how he’s filling in for Jordan, and Lulu asks if there was a press release. Mac says her mom just asked him to step in. Lulu says she’s working on a story. There’s a guy catfishing women on a dating app, and he robs their homes while they’re waiting for him. There’s been a string of robberies. Mac asks if it’s been reported. If there isn’t an investigation yet, there will be one starting tomorrow. Lulu say she still has an article to write. Mac says, using herself as bait for a possible criminal? He thinks maybe he signed off too quickly on giving his blessing to Peter about Maxie. His judgement doesn’t seem to have improved.

Josslyn says she was doing what Oscar told her to; thinking of him at 11:11 every day (I was wondering what happened with that), but it doesn’t do any good. She just feels like she misses him. She looked up information about séances, and they reached out. they thought they heard something, like footsteps, but no one was there. Sonny says he’ll have the guards take a look, but Josslyn says, no; it’s fine. It was probably the wind, or her hearing what she wanted to. She doesn’t want them to worry. She misses Oscar a lot, and so many people believe, she thought, why not give it a try? It’s silly. She should have known it wouldn’t work.

Carly say what Josslyn did wasn’t silly. She’s coping with a difficult loss. Sonny says it’s not weird or unusual to want to speak with him one more time. Carly thinks it would be weird if Josslyn didn’t have that impulse. It’s important she remember how much Oscar knew she loved him. She got to tell him when he was present. They left nothing unsaid. Josslyn says, Oscar didn’t, but she did. She was asleep when Oscar left them. She didn’t even say goodbye. Carly says, Oscar felt her love every time she held his hand and showed up for him. Josslyn says it wasn’t a complete waste. They got off track, talking about Oscar and the good times, and they were able to laugh and smile. It felt almost good. Rocco runs in, saying the Yanks won. He wishes he could call his dad. Sonny thinks Dante knows that Rocco loves the game, and Dante loves him. Rocco misses him a lot, and Sonny suggests Rocco get in bed. Then Sonny is going to make waffles with whipped cream. They leave, and Josslyn tells Carly that she feels bad for Rocco and Dante. Carly says, whatever reason Dante left, she’s sure it was important, and he felt he was doing the right thing. Josslyn says, all the time he’s missing with Rocco; he’ll never get it back. It’s one thing you don’t realize until it’s too late. Time is not unlimited and runs out quicker than you think. Carly says, life does throw you some curveballs. She tells Josslyn that she’s been thinking counseling isn’t a bad idea.

Lulu tells Mac that Rocco is at Sonny’s, and Charlotte is at Windemere. Mac thinks he should call one of his associates in case of anything suspicious. Finn says, it does sound risky. Lulu says she’s not asking to be set up. If the date shows up, he’s not the burglar. Peter ask if she knows what she’s up against, and Felicia says Dante wouldn’t want her to do this. Lulu says it probably wasn’t her best idea to put her actual address in the profile. No, it’s not, even if it was a legit profile. She’ll come up with another strategy, but she has to get going. After she leaves, Felicia tells Maxie, spill. What’s p with Lulu’s marriage. Peter says she really is working on a feature story. Her editor gave her the assignment. Maxie isn’t thrilled with the way she’s throwing herself into it. She needs something more, and they need to work harder to bring Dante home. Mac says it’s his understanding that Dante has severe PTSD, and Anna made it clear that he needs to be there. Maxie says he needs to be home.

Drew tells Margaux, there’s no point in rehashing the past. In all honesty, he did enjoy her company. She says, in all honesty, she enjoyed his too. She let her ambition get in the way, and should have given the flashdrive back to him. He says she did in the end, and she says, for all the all good it did him. He says it’s sitting in his office safe. Once in a while, he takes it out, and holds it in his hand and wonders what it would be like to access his memories. Then he puts it back in the safe, and forgets about it. He has nothing to learn from it that would be worth what he’d have to give up. The nurse at reception overhears.

Kim knows she’s asking a lot. Asking him to bring a new life into the world, and be responsible for him or her. Oscar didn’t grow up with a father, but this child will have him from day one. Julian says, it would be a dream come true. She says, so they’re doing this? He says, no, he can’t. He’s sorry, but he can’t give her what she wants.

Kim says Julian told her it would be a dream come true. He says to have a child with her really would be. She asks why he’s saying no. Is it his relationship with his other children? He says, no. He’s getting along better than ever with Sam and Lucas, and Olivia is giving him more access to Leo. She says, so why? Is he afraid of his past, or that he might fall back into that life again? He says, that’s not going to happen. There’s only one reason; it’s her. She’s not ready yet. She says she is, but he says she doesn’t want just any child. She wants Oscar back, but no baby will ever be Oscar.

Drew tells Margaux, losing Oscar put a lot of things in perspective. He doesn’t love what she did, but he understands. She wanted to avenge her father, but went about it the wrong way. It’s done. Gone. Over. She gave back the flashdrive. There’s nothing to forgive, but if it makes her feel batter, he forgives her. He warns her though, extortion is not a good way to get close to someone. She says, noted. It boomeranged back with Shiloh. Speaking of which, what is his connection to Shiloh?

Peter says he and Maxie make a good team, but his limited experience with the WSB tells him that they’re neither cooperative nor transparent. Mac says, especially to a civilian, and they’d have to deal with the higher ups. Peter thinks they should give it time, but Maxie says Lulu is using herself as bait to lure a burglar to her actual address. She’s setting herself up to get in trouble. Felicia asks what they do, and Maxie says they have to get someone to tell them something. Robert walks in and asks what a guy has to do to get a drink. Or is this one more place where he’s persona non grata?

Lulu smiles at a dude in Kelly’s. He smiles back, and she introduces herself. He says he needs to pick up an order, and he’ll be right back. She calls Steve, and says her date showed. He’s obviously not the burglar, so Steve can head home. Is she stupid? He’s obviously not her date. He brings the food back, saying there’s enough to share. He says she looks like a sweet pot fry combo, and she says that’s exactly the kind of woman she is. She’s also not a very good investigative reporter.

Josslyn tells Carly that the already talked about it, and Carly said she wouldn’t push it. Carly says she thought Josslyn would be more open to talking to someone now. Josslyn says she is talking to someone; Trina, Cameron, and even Maxie. Lucy has also been very nice. She tells Carly not to worry; she’s fine. Carly says Josslyn has no idea how hard it is to be a mom, walking the tightrope between giving support and guidance, and letting your child figure it out on their own. Josslyn thinks Carly should lean into giving her room. Carly says all she wants is for Josslyn to be healthy and happy. She wants that for Michael and the baby too. Josslyn asks if she’s okay. Sonny comes in, and tells them, he hates to say this, but they have a problem.

Drew tells Margaux that Shiloh reached out, and said they’d spent time together in Afghanistan. He swore Drew saved his life. Margaux says he wrote about it in his book. Drew says he has no recollection of it, and has only seen Shiloh a handful of times. She asks if Shiloh knows about the flashdrive, and Drew says he does. She asks if Shiloh ever inquired if he planned to use it. Drew says he asked a couple of times; why? She says she has no hard evidence, but she got the sense Shiloh is invested in Drew’s memories.

Kim tells Julian that she’d never try replace Oscar. How irrational does he think she is. He says she’s the one of the most grounded people he’s ever met, but grief, love, and loss have nothing to do with logic. She starts to walk away, but Julian asks her to hear him out. She’s feeling emptiness in the apartment she and Oscar shared. She wants to get rid of the pain, and find joy in another child; she’s human. She asks why not help her? but he says, it’s not fair to the baby. The baby will never be Oscar. She just needs time to grieve and truly let go. It’s not easy, but he’ll be with her every step of the way. He’s not saying no, but he’s saying they need to wait. When she’s had the time to grieve and let go, they’ll talk about it, and make a plan to bring a baby into the world. He knows the baby will sometimes remind her of Oscar, but will never have to live up to him. They’ll have their own unique identity, and be appreciated for it. It breaks his heart. He doesn’t want to cause her more pain. Please don’t hate him.

Sonny says, Rocco refuses to go to sleep with the baseball glove Dante gave him. He wants to put it under his pillow because it softens the glove. He’ll have a guard pick it up. Josslyn says she’ll go, but Carly says they’re not finished talking. She asks them to please let her, and Sonny says he’ll compromise. He’ll have a guard take her. Josslyn says she can take an Uber, but Carly says, it’s too late. Josslyn asks them to stop treating her like a baby or a fragile thing that needs monitoring. Sonny says it’s probably under Rocco’s pillow, and Josslyn leaves. He asks what he walked in on, and Carly says, her smothering Josslyn with concern and love. He asks if there’s something going on. Is there something on her mind? She says, it’s about the baby.

Lulu’s date asks if she’s a Woodchuck fan, and she says her son is a diehard. He says he has a kid too, the love of his life. She tells him that she’s only there because she’s a reporter for The Invader. He says, cool. He likes their sports coverage, but admits to checking out Page Five. She tells him, what she’s trying to say is that she’s not actually looking for a date. He says they’re just sharing some fries. She says she’s not who she said she was in her profile, and he says, what profile? She asks if he didn’t request to meet, and he says, no.

A dude breaks into Lulu’s place. Way too easily. I could break in there, so, really?

Robert says he heard a rumor that a party was there. Maxie says there was, but he’s late. He hopes not too late for a drink. Maxie goes to the bar, and Mac asks, what’s wrong? Robert says he can’t put anything past his little brother. Maxie gives him a drink, and he says, here’s to the Bureau, who pushed him out the door. Felicia asks what he means, and he says they’re forcing him to retire. Mac wonders how they can do that after all those years of service. Robert thinks all those years of service are what did him in. They probably want someone younger and cheaper. Maxie says she knows he’s still useful. In fact, he can help her out in a big way. Does he know where Dante is? He says, as a matter-of-fact, he does. She looks at Mac.

Drew asks why Shiloh would care so much, but Margaux doesn’t know. He always has an angle; something to make things work to his own benefit. She confided what she’d done to Drew, without giving his name, and Shiloh was fishing for details. There’s something wants Drew to remember, or something he’s glad Drew forgot. Every time he asked, it seemed like he was fishing for confirmation. Drew thanks her for the heads up. She’s glad she could do something positive for him, however small, before she leaves.

Kim says she doesn’t hate Julian. She’s realized he’s very wise. Maybe she does want replace Oscar. Why wouldn’t she? The timing is suspect, but she can’t help the way she feels. He knows that, and he’s sorry for the both of them. They can talk about Oscar if she wants. Kim says he told her that his relationships with Sam and Lucas are improving. What did she miss? He tells her, Lucas and Brad are in danger of losing Wiley. She asks, why? Is he sick? Julian says, it’s not like that. There’s a custody fight looming. The birth father is suddenly in the picture, and he’s a pretty dangerous man. Kim says, that’s something, coming from him. Sorry. He says, don’t apologize. He understands. They all need to be careful, so he teamed up with Sam to make sure Brad and Lucas keep Wiley. Kim says Julian is a great dad. They would make the best family together. He says they still have time.

Maxie says, Robert knows where Dante is? He says, as much as he’d love to, he can’t revel Dante’s whereabouts. She says he owes the WSB nothing; they just kicked him to the curb with no notice. He says, orders are orders, and he’ll take their secrets to the grave. That’s the way it works. Maxie says, Lulu needs Dante, but Robert says, she needs him whole and healed. Until the process is completed, Dante is considered a security risk. He went seeking help for deprogramming, and he can’t undermine Dante’s decision. His phone rings, and he says it’s his replacement, probably seeking advice on how to empty the pencil sharpener. He steps away, and Felicia says, let it go for now; he might be right. Maxie says she’s going to check on Lulu, and make sure she’s not getting in too deep.

In the hallway, Maxie listens in on Robert’s conversation, and hears where he’s being held. Robert asks if they have any idea when Dante is being moved.

Lulu asks if the guy isn’t Timothy from the dating app. He says he’s tried the apps, and they’re not for him. She says when she smiled at him, he came over like he was expecting her. He says when she smiled at him, it made his night, so he decided to go for it. He introduces himself as Bryce.

Carly says she wanted more information before she talked to Sonny. She didn’t want to worry him for no reason. He asks, what is it? and she says she took another test, the MSAFP. It measures protein levels, and hers came back elevated. He looks at the results, and asks if it’s a problem. She says Dr. Navarro said they need more tests to see what it means. Sonny asks what they’re trying to rule out, and she says, it could mean some kind of birth defect.

Julian tells Kim that he’s sorry, but he has to close up Charlie’s. He asks if she wants to come, but she says, no. She needs to face the emptiness. It’s the next step in getting through the grief. Julian says, start small. He wants her to know he’s honored that she wants him to father a baby with her. He wants to talk more when she’s gotten through her grief and truly let go. Oscar’s heart is with her always. He leaves, and Kim wanders around the apartment. She looks at the picture of her, Oscar, and Drew from when he won the Ashbery Award.

Drew tells Margaux, it’s getting late, and he’s beyond jet lagged. She asks where he’s been. He says, Africa, specifically Mount Kilimanjaro. They scattered Oscar’s ashes. She says she’s so sorry for his loss. She’s sorry for a lot of things. He says all they can do is move forward, look back, and smile. She says, go Woodchucks, and he says goodbye. He’s rooting for her. She says, same here.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s got it. She overheard Robert on the phone, and knows where Dante is. They’re one step closer to Dante being home.

Carly tells Sonny, the doctor said, go home and take it easy. He asks how much time she spent on the internet? and she says more time than she should have. She scared herself, and stopped, then took the kids to the fair. She doesn’t need to drive herself crazy thinking about what might happen. It does no one any good; least of all, the baby. Sonny says, no matter what happens, the baby will be perfect in his eyes. He loves them both, and whatever happens, they’ll face it together. They hug.

Josslyn sees Lulu’s door open, and goes inside anyway. Again, really?

Lulu tells Bryce, nice to meet you, and apologizes for the mix-up. She has a phone call to make, and she’ll explain. He says, it seems complicated, and tells her. enjoy the fries. He leaves, and she calls Steve, telling him to go back to her house, and hurry.

Josslyn turns on the light. She says, what the hell do you think you’re doing? We see a young man in the middle of robbing the place.

Michael asks if the DA has evidence that can condemn Shiloh, Josslyn tells the burglar that he better pray the cops get there before her father, and Jason has news that could be helpful in dealing with Shiloh.

The Haves and The Have Nots

On the phone, Jim wants Lloyd to explain how an account opened in his name. Lloyd says Veronica asked him to open it. She said she was trying to hide money from her husband because of the divorce. Jim says, if it’s in his name, give him the money. Lloyd says Candace is the manager, and the only signer. Jim calls him a fat moron, and asks if nothing sounded familiar. Lloyd says he’s sorry. Jim says, he’s sorry? Just great. You’re an idiot.

The dudes in the next cell grab Justin, and pants him. We don’t see the whole picture of what they do next, but it doesn’t look pretty.

Kathryn calls Hanna. Hanna asks if she found out where the money is, but Kathryn says, no. Hanna says, it’s crazy. The bank said it was wired to the Cryer Company. Kathryn tells her, Jim says it’s not his company. Hanna doesn’t like it. Kathryn says Jim left there pissed. She doesn’t think he’s coming to Hanna’s place. She thinks he’s playing a game, but she’s on her way. She tells Hanna, don’t open the door. Hanna says he better not bring his ass there. Benny asks what’s wrong, and Hanna says, nothing. Kathryn told her Jim might be coming there. Benny wishes he would.

Jim says it looks like Benny got his wish. They find Jim sitting on the living room couch. Benny asks if he wants to play games, just walking in there. Jim says it’s his house, and Benny asks if lost his damn mind. Jim says he wants his damn money, and Benny says he doesn’t have Jim’s damn money. Jim says his crazy-ass bitch sister has it, and he’s not leaving until he gets it. Hanna says they don’t have it, and he tells her, get it from her daughter. She says it’s his company, and he asks if she’s that stupid. I forgot to mention that Hanna has a huge chef’s knife in her hand, and she says if Jim calls her that one more time, she’ll bury it in him. He tells her to put him out of his misery. Hanna wants to know how Candace got the money, and he says she opened the company. She owns it, and wrote the check to herself with his money. He wants it back. Hanna tells him, get out, but he says he’s not leaving. She says she’s calling Candace, and he says get the bitch on the phone. Hanna says, call her daughter a bitch one more time, and he says, her daughter is a bitch, and she’s the bitch who birthed her. Get her on the phone.

Hanna moves the furniture out of the way. Benny looks a little insane. Hanna says, Benjamin, this MF is all yours. Benny rushes Jim, knocking him and the couch over. He flips Jim back over the couch the other way, and pounds on him. Then literally kicks Jim’s ass. Hanna wishes she had a cigarette, and I laugh. She says, that’s enough, and Benny grabs Jim by the ankles, dragging him out the door. He drags Jim down the front steps, and kicks him a few more times, saying he gave Jim a good old-fashioned ass whoopin’. He also opened up his damn wound. Hanna says she and Jim are from two different worlds, and she doesn’t have any damn thing of his. He says tell her daughter to send the money. She says it’s all she can do, but next time he comes there with his bullsh*t, he’s leaving in a wagon and going to the morgue. Does he understand? Benny bets his ass Jim won’t do this again, but in case Jim’s feeling lucky, please do it.

Kathryn pulls up, and Hanna tells her that Jim was in the house. Kathryn says she’s sorry. Hanna says they’ll have to move, but Kathryn says, no, they don’t. She tells Jim to get his ass out and get home. He says he wants his money, but Kathryn says Hanna doesn’t have it. Hanna thinks he knows it now. Kathryn tells Jim, go – now – and he stumbles off. Kathryn asks if Hanna did that, and Hanna says she unleashed Benny on his ass. $8 million, Jim has a right to be mad, but she doesn’t have it. He said Candace does. She opened an account in his name, but she’s actually the real owner. Hanna doesn’t know if it’s the truth. She says Jim walked in with a key, and Kathryn says she’ll take care of him. He thinks he owns the world. Hanna tells Kathryn, it’s all fine, but Kathryn says, it’s not. Although after that ass whoopin’, she’s not sure she has to do much. Hanna doesn’t think he’ll stop. Kathryn says she can’t fix stupid, but she can sure try.

Justin lies on the cell floor. A guard finds him, and says they need an ambulance. She asks the dude in the next cell if they did something to him, and dude says Justin was hitting himself in the balls. She asks why his pants are down, and dude says, he’s trying get hisself [sic] out of there.

Broderick packs. Rocky comes to the door, and Broderick says he’s getting the hell out. Rocky says they’re not going to deport him, but Broderick says Rocky doesn’t know what he left behind. He can’t go back; he’s not doing it. Rocky says together, they can give them Candace. Broderick says what if RK already told her, but it’s a chance Rocky willing to take. He wants to see her go down. Broderick says, it’s not the DA; it’s the Department of Justice. Rocky asks what his plan is. Is he just going to run? Broderick says he’ll be fine. Rocky asks where he’s going, and Broderick says, none of his business. There’s a knock at door. It’s Kathryn. Rocky lets her in.

Kathryn says it’s her lucky day; they’re both here. Rocky says, maybe not. He has to go. He’s sorry. She asks, what is this? Freak out on Kathryn day? Broderick says, let him go, and Rocky leaves. Kathryn says Broderick will do, but he says he has to leave. He quits. She asks what he’s talking about, and he says he has to go. The Department of Justice knows about the ring they were running. It was shut it down but it’s Candace. She’s at large, and they’re looking for her. I’m not sure why he said that, since everyone knows where she is, but okay. He tells Kathryn he was threatened with deportation unless he helps them. Kathryn says, so help them, but he says, it’s complicated. RK is missing too. Kathryn says she can help him, but he doesn’t think so. He says he was just sex to her. She says she really likes him, and wants to help. She knows she can. Come with her. She’ll take him someplace safe where she can take care of him. He says he can’t go back to the hotel, and she tells him, trust her. Leave all that. She’ll show him a whole new world. He says, lead the way, and they go.

Hanna cleans up Benny’s wound, telling him it looks like the stitches held. She calls Candace, but gets voicemail. She tells Benny to call, but he says he already tried, twice, and left messages. Hanna says she’s doing this on purpose, but Benny doesn’t think so. Maybe she did it before she talked to them. Hanna says, if that’s the case, she can give it back. If she doesn’t, then it’s proof she doesn’t care about them. The love of money is the root of all evil. They’ll see how deep the roots go.

RK tries to call Candace. He leaves a message for her to call him back.

In an interrogation room, Veronica says, so? The FBI guy asks what she means. She asks if he hasn’t looked at the evidence, and wants to know who the boss is. The Director of the FBI? The Attorney General? The President of the United States? She’d like to speak to them. They dragged her out of her home to ask her questions, but she knows nothing about this guy. FBI guy says he claims she hired him to build s bomb. She says, he’s lying, FBI guy says they have his word. She wonders if FBI stands for foolish, blind, and ignorant. Have they seen his rap sheet? Look up the case where he was charged with murder. FBI guy says she represented him. She says, look at all the false statements he made against the witness. FBI guy asks why he walked, and she says because she’s good at what she does. She’s going to open complaints against the whole country. She’s sitting there under duress, and they have nothing but the word of a thug against a seasoned attorney who’s respected in the community. He says she desperately wanted to destroy her rival, and asks if her husband makes her that mad. She says, Mr….? and he says Agent Morris. She tells him take a closer look at the victim. Did they know she was a whore? It’s the proper name for someone who sells their body for sex. They didn’t know? She had a pimp and a drug dealer in a gang. Ask if anyone knows War. She had a vendetta against him, and he wanted her dead. He’s badgering her because they didn’t do all their homework. She wants to make a call to reschedule her manicure. Morris tells her to reschedule for twenty years later. She says that’s another mistake; them placing her under arrest. He says she came in voluntarily, not under duress. She asks if that’s the game he wants to play. She wants to call several judges. He says she’s not under arrest, and she says, then she’s leaving. He says, not so fast, and she says she wants to make a call. He leaves, and she picks up the phone.

Veronica calls David, who’s sitting in her driveway. He tells her to open the door; he’s there. She says she’s been arrested, and he asks, why? She says she’s at the FBI headquarters, and needs him to come. He asks what she’s done. What’s the charge? She says, something about domestic terrorism and a bomb going off. He says he’s on his way. She asks him to go in the house first, and make sure that kid doesn’t take anything – her young lover. He says, okay, fine.

David gets out of the car, and goes inside. He sees RK drinking on the couch, and asks what the hell is he doing? RK says, drinking. What does it look like? Looks like a wrong answer to me. David tells him, get out. RK says, he’s David, right? David says he’s about to be RK’s ass whoopin’ if he doesn’t get out. RK knows it’s heartbreaking, but he’s a guest of David’s wife. No disrespect, but he’s drinking now; Veronica’s not there. David says he’ll call the police. RK insists he’s a guest, and David grabs him and pulls him up. He tells RK, don’t come back. Outside, RK starts to get into Veronica’s car, and Davis says, no. RK says Veronica said he could take it, but David demands the keys. RK hands them over, saying, fine. Just so David knows, they did it all night. David says, keep walkin’ while you’re talkin’.

Morris asks what he wants to do about Veronica. Scott says, nothing; let her go. He wants to go after Candace. Morris tells Veronica that she’s free to go. She says she knew that, and she’ll see him in court.

Wyatt calls Jeffrey, who asks if he’s high. Wyatt says, no, but Jeffrey says he is. Wyatt says Jeffrey needs to relax. He’s calling to tell Jeffrey that he’s going to do it. Kill everybody in the house. Jeffrey says he already told Wyatt, don’t call him when he’s high. Wyatt says, some friend he is. He called to say goodbye. He’s going to kill everyone, and then do himself in. Jeffrey says, okay. Wyatt says Jeffrey doesn’t believe him, but it’s going to be the wild, wild west. Jeffrey says he’s done with this; goodbye. He hangs up, and Wyatt drops the phone.

Jeffrey’s phone rings again, and a woman asks if he’s related to Justin. He says he’s not, and she says sorry. He’s listed as next of kin. Jeffrey gets up from the couch, and tells her, wait. What’s this about? She says she’s calling from County Medical. Justin was in a bad accident. Jeffrey asks, what kind? but she says she doesn’t know. He’s being treated there, and she needs to locate his next of kin. Jeffrey asks if it’s bad, and she says if he’s not related, she can’t talk to him. He asks where Justin is, and she hangs up. Jeffrey leaves, even though he doesn’t know where he’s going.

Veronica and David go back to her house. Veronica says they had nothing on her. Does that make him happy? He tells her, stop that. They need to talk. She says, about how she’s going to get them off? He says he doesn’t need her that way. They need to talk about them. He sits on the couch, but she says, not there. She’s going upstairs to make sure that boy didn’t rob her, and she’ll meet him by the pool. He says he still loves her. She says she still loves him. They have a lot of making up to do. He agrees.

Wyatt sips a can of something. Jim comes into the kitchen, and Wyatt asks what hell happened to him? Jim says, leave him alone, and gets some ice. He asks if Wyatt broke into the wine fridge. Wyatt says it looks like someone broke Jim’s ribs. Jim asks, what’s in the can, and Wyatt says, soda. Jim smells it, and dumps it out, saying he’s sick and tired of this sh*t. Wyatt says, keep pushing him, and see what happens. Jim says Wyatt is a loser and a junkie, and he needs Wyatt out of his face. He’s in a lot of sh*t. Jim’s phone rings, and Wyatt says, keep pushing. Jim can’t wait to see what happens, and tells Wyatt, get out.

Jim answers his phone, and Scott introduces himself. Jim asks who is he, and what the hell does he want? Scott says he wants to arrange a private meeting with someone who’s interested in helping Jim. Someone very powerful. Jim demands to know who, Scott says he’s calling for the Attorney General. Jim says tell John… and Scott asks, who’s John? Jim says he doesn’t know the name of who he’s calling for? He’s already dealing with the local DA. Scott says he’s not calling for the state attorney; the Attorney General. Jim wonders why he’d want to meet, but Scott says he’s calling to arrange it. Is Jim interested or not? Jim says he is, very much. Scott says it could benefit him greatly. He’ll call back. The wheels turn in Jim’s head.

Candace calls Jim. He answers, really? Let him tell her something. She says she’s calling to tell him that she’s giving the money back. He says she’d better, and she tells him not to threaten her. She’s trying hard to be nice. He says she knows it’s his money, and he’s better have it tonight. She says again, don’t threaten her. She’s calling because she’s giving it back, and needs the account number. He doesn’t trust her, but she asks how she’s supposed to send the money? He asks if she’s giving it back because she’s with the President Elect now. She doesn’t need it. She says she’s turning over a new leaf, and Jim says, sure. He says he’ll text the number to her, and he’ll be looking for the money tonight. She says she told him before, don’t mess with her brother.

She gets the text, and transfers the money.

Not-landon tells Charles, sorry, and hands him the phone. He says, it’s everywhere. The press is outside. Charles says, damn! Where is she? Not-Landon says, upstairs. Should he take her out through the back? Charles says, there’s no back way. Not-Landon says he means the garage in the trunk. Charles says, let him think a moment, and we find out not-Landon’s name is Oliver. Wow. They revealed two names in one night. It’s a record. Charles tells Oliver to let Landon know he’s fired. Poor Landon.

Charles joins Candace in the bedroom, and puts the TV on. A newscaster is saying, you call this Presidential? He’s been seen with this woman, an admitted escort who blackmails men. The viewers can look at the pictures on their website. (I think it’s like a TMZ show.) The guy says, no way she belongs in the White House or with the President.   

Sitting by the pool, Veronica asks what David wants. He says he needs peace. She says she has something to tell him. Jeffery insists on seeing men, and she thinks they should send him away to a retreat in the mountains. It’s in Utah, and some people have left straight. David doesn’t believe that. She says, seeing them together is disgusting. She hates it. He says they’re not doing that to their son. She asks what he wants, and he says, her, the way they were. She says they’ll have to make themselves straight. He says he’s not gay, and never was. She says he’s not Jeffrey’s father. She had an affair. They weren’t getting along, and she was having a hard time getting pregnant. She thought they were going to move on, and she got pregnant. She was going to leave him for the father, until she walked in on him with another man. David says, who? What? She asks if he remembers William, his co-worker; his colleague. He’s the spitting image of Jeffrey. She’s surprised he never noticed. She asks if he still wants to get back together, and he says, no. She didn’t think so. He moves his chair, saying he wants to be close to her. She asks, why? and he says so he can do what he said he would. She says, what’s that? and he says, kill her. She starts to move away, but he grabs her, and pulls her into the pool with him. She tries to get away, but he overpowers her, and holds her under the water.

David steps away, and Veronica does the dead man’s float.

Next time, Charles is sorry – he thought it was handled; Jim asks David how he lost control; David says he had to do it; Madison says Jeffrey is in love with Justin; and RK tells Candace, the sh*t is hitting the fan.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Erika isn’t annoyed that LisaR used the Erika Jayne persona. However, she is annoyed that Kyle and Teddi won’t let it go.

It’s breakfast at the chateau. Everyone is tired. LisaR says they still don’t know about Denise’s house, and Kyle says Denise doesn’t know anything yet. In her interview, Dorit says there’s something about waking up in your PJs together, that makes you feel closeness. Erika has a bit of a migraine. In Erika’s interview, she says it was brought on by bitches who want you to be offended by something you’re not offended by. Kyle tells the group she’s organized a winery trip at 1:30. Everyone can do whatever until then.

Dorit and Teddi decide to go for a run. Dorit thinks getting the front door open is enough of a workout. It is massive. The other women take a walk around the property. Dorit and Teddi play racquetball. Teddi claims you have to warm up the ball, and rubs it in her hands. It didn’t matter. They stink. Teddi thinks this is not their game. They finally decide they killed it, and high-five.

LisaR, Erika, and Kyle check out the chapel. We flash back to Erika’s home chapel. Erika says, this one is like a mini church, which is what I thought a chapel basically was. LisaR says, saying a prayer makes her feel connected in honoring what’s going on at home. Please.

Denise and Aaron head back to their house. Seeing how much of the landscape is burned, Denise can’t believe they even put the fire out. She says it’s lucky they got out. In her interview, she says, it’s a fear no one knows unless they were there. The fire was coming fast, and she never felt so trapped. Aaron says, it’s eerie, and wonders about the damage. He doesn’t think they’ll be living back there any time soon. He says, everything is torched across street from the house. Denise says they got out just in time. They go inside. Nothing is burned, but there’s soot and smell. Denise says it looks like they ransacked their own house. She’s going to need a moving truck get stuff out, and thinks she should buy the girls some new stuff. They look at the devastation from their deck.

Camille’s house is pretty much gone. She walks through the rubble wearing a mask. In her interview, she says it was her first house after the divorce that was all hers. We flash back to Erika bringing Camille a housewarming gift. She says, it’s devastating. Mason says they’ll have to start over again. Camille’s friend, Kimber, says Mason told her the house was going down. Camille doesn’t know where to begin.

A helicopter lands. In Kyle’s interview, she says if she’s doing a trip, she’s doing it right. Teddi says it’s going to be her first time in a helicopter, and Dorit says this is an indication that Kyle has lost all fears. In her interview, Kyle says, in the past, she was terrified of flying, but this past summer, she and Mauricio took a helicopter to the airport when they went to San Tropez. It was beautiful. She tells the others that she’s actually calm. The helicopter hits a little turbulence, and she says she doesn’t like the jiggling though. She wants to do things she wouldn’t normally do. Teddi says, life is short, but Kyle says, not right now.

They land at the vineyard. Erika says helicopters crash all the time. She wasn’t going to say that before the trip. She’s right. One crashed on the roof of a building in NYC recently. She tells Kyle that she did well. The seats look plush for a helicopter. I’m also wondering, don’t they have to go back?  A fantastic spread has been set out for the wine tasting; plates of fruit and cheese and such. Dorit likes a tasting. It’s more of a social activity than a boozing session. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s not drinking it, but she’ll taste to be polite. When they’ve hit ten different wines, Kyle announces that she likes each one better. She jokes that she’s confused as to which one is her favorite, and asks to start again. In her interview, Erika says she has a migraine, and can’t drink. She’s the sober one today, and when you’re not drinking, you get irritated with the drunks. She’s just being honest. They find out the vineyard is looking for a distributor in the states. Kyle says the one of the group who sells alcohol isn’t there. LisaR says she never liked that rosé anyway. She makes fun of LVP. Teddi asks if she can imitate all of them. LisaR says it can be very touchy. Teddi says if they’re laughing and talking about it, it’s fine. In Erika’s interview, she says, last night, Teddi was giving LisaR sh*t about impersonating her, but it’s good today. When isn’t life full of double standards?

Kyle does an impersonation of LisaR talking about Harry. LisaR does one of Kyle seeing a bee and running. Dorit applauds. Kyle does Dorit talking to Jagger. Dorit says she isn’t surprised Kyle hasn’t had an acting job since she was seven. LisaR tells Kyle to do Teddi. Teddi says her walk so bad; it’s like her dads. Kyle does it pretty well, and even Erika is laughing. In her interview, Erika points out that no one is offended. It’s not personal. It’s all fun, and they can take a joke. Kyle imitates Denise being perplexed, as she often is. LisaR does Camille, then Dorit. They decide Erika has already been done. Kyle says, honey, we’re good, and we flash back to Erika saying that a bunch of times. Erika says she’s having a good time. Kyle says they have fun, and they clink glasses. LisaR thinks they’re freaking hilarious.

They return in two cars, answering my helicopter question. Teddi wonders where their wine cups are. They’re about to stop the other car when Kyle finds some in the back. She and pours them more wine, which I assume they bought at the winery. Kyle says she loves drunk Rinna. Sober Erika is worse though. Teddi says, last night was rough. Dorit thinks it’s great how they were laughing collectively. In Dorit’s interview, she says she thinks Kyle and Teddi were out of order last night. We flash back to that. There are so many flashbacks in this episode, it’s starting to border on a cheap show. LisaR lies down in the back of the other car, that Erika is also riding in. Teddi says Erika sounds like Debbie Downer. Kyle thinks sometimes Erika is annoyed being around them.

Teddi says she loves getting drunk and changing into fancy formal wear. I’m not sure if she’s serious or not. They sit for dinner. Dorit wears a $6K McQueen dress. Kyle asks for cocktails. Teddi say she called Edwin and told him about Kyle’s impression. He knew it must be her just got off the horse walk. She says he knows her. LisaR says life isn’t always easy or perfect, yet she wants to act like it’s okay. Teddi says she wants things to be a certain way, and when it’s not, she struggled. Erika asks where Teddi comes from, and Teddi says she grew up without much structure. Kyle says in a weird way, they were raised the same. Teddi say she didn’t feel safe with a lot of people. She never did girl trips, and wouldn’t have if not for them. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi and Kyle have gotten so close, eventually they’re going to work into one person. LisaR says they support one another. Erika says she was never supportive until this group. She’d never found a group she wasn’t competitive with. In Erika’s interview, she says she wasn’t liked by a lot of women. Women haven’t opened doors for her, or been her best friends. She’s comfortable. The dark cloud has been removed, meaning LVP. When she was removed, they were able to connect on a human level. Not a soul in the group is jealous. Kyle says she doesn’t feel anyone is jealous. Teddi thinks Erika was irritated last night. Erika thinks Teddi is making something out of nothing. LisaR asks why Teddi wants Erika to feel a certain way. Teddi says she doesn’t. She just wanted to be honest. In LisaR’s interview, she says, this is why there was an issue to begin with. Erika didn’t feel anything, and had a great time. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s not changing her mind. Stop asking. We flash back to LisaR and Erika on the Ferris wheel on (at?) Farrahween. She didn’t even think about it until they brought it up. She says Teddi seems upset, and this is out of left field. She’s reaching for something that’s not there. In her interview, LisaR says, Erika is finally opening up. Do they want to push her away?

Erika doesn’t understand why they want her to feel a certain way. She’s good. In her interview, Kyle asks if that sounds familiar. LisaR says she’d been playing Erika all night. Teddi doesn’t want to be in there anymore, and flounces out. Dorit follow, telling her Kyle is drunk. Erika gets up, and LisaR says it’s sad that there’s discord around. Kyle says, zzz… She thinks Erika is in a bad mood. LisaR says maybe that’s what she should talk to Erika about. She thinks it’s deeper than this. She’s wondering why it came up again. I’m wondering why no one understands that a migraine is debilitating, and it’s shocking that Erika even went out with them. Kyle thinks Erika isn’t enjoying the time. Back at the table, Teddi says she feels awkward. In Dorit’s interview, she says Teddi and Kyle are out of order. Let go at this point. Enough is enough.

Erika comes back, and stirring the pot, LisaR tells Kyle to say what she needs to, that she doesn’t think Erika is having fun or enjoys being with them. Erika say she has the best time. She didn’t feel good today. She just said she liked the group. Kyle doesn’t think so. Teddi doesn’t either. Erika says they’ve turned this, and asks if they’re trying to push her out. Kyle says she just wants to understand. Erika feels like there’s something else, and feels bullied. She thinks they’re in cahoots, and want her to feel a certain way, and she doesn’t. she’s going to bed now. Make up sh*t; keep going. She walks out, not quite slamming the door.

Dorit says they put Erika in this situation over one incident. It took her off guard. Kyle says she didn’t get a chance to tell Erika something, and LisaR encourages her to go talk to Erika. Kyle goes upstairs, and hunts Erika down. Kyle tries to bring up the Farrah party, but Erika say she’s not getting into it. In her interview, Erika says they’re going around in circles. She’s said everything she has to say, and she’s not changing her mind. Kyle says they’ve never had a proble, and Erika says they’re not having now. Kyle says, they are. Erika doesn’t know where this is coming from.

Teddi says she likes Erika, but she seems uncomfortable. It’s easily resolved by being honest. LisaR says she’s doing the best she can. Maybe it’s best to be honest in the morning. Teddi says it won’t be a good morning if she’s uncomfortable at breakfast. She can’t be the moral compass for everyone, and be held to that. LisaR says she holds herself to that, and has to stop. I think she’s just drunk. Kyle comes back downstairs. LisaR tells Teddi to take herself off the hook. In her interview, LisaR says, a lot of cocktails, and it’s like truth serum. It comes pouring out. She tells Teddi that they’ve grown so much. We flash back to various altercations between Teddi and Erika. LisaR says, don’t take a step back. In LisaR’s interview, she says she thinks Teddi sees herself in Erika. We’re affected by people with the same issues, and get mad because we see ourselves. Teddi knows what she needs to do to make people feel comfortable. LisaR thinks Teddi has empathy because Erika is like her. Teddi says the second Erika becomes better than everyone else, it’s eff you. LisaR thinks Teddi wants Erika’s approval. She tells Teddi, sometimes life is uncomfortable. It’s not perfect, and you can’t fix it. She knows that makes her feel unsafe. Teddi says she doesn’t want to screw up, and cries all over LisaR. She just wants everything to be great all the time. Yep. She’s drunk.

LisaR tells Teddi it’s okay to cry; it’s human. She needs to get a good night’s sleep. In LisaR’s interview, she says if anyone had asked what the day was going be like, she’d never have guessed the highs of the helicopter ride to the lows of drunk despair. They go to bed. LisaR asks if Erika is okay. Erika says she didn’t have a problem, but she’s not sitting there listening to the same thing over and over again.

Teddi hunts for Dorit, and tells Dorit she’s a mental case, climbing onto the bed. Kyle joins them. Dorit asks why Teddi is crying. Teddi says everyone hates her. LisaR tells Erika that Teddi started crying. It was another layer, then another; a lot of projection going on. She doesn’t feel Erika likes them. Kyle says she loves Teddi so much. Erika tells LisaR, who likes being with someone who makes something out of nothing? If Teddi doesn’t want her in the group, say something. Don’t hold a migraine against her. LisaR says hopefully, they can coexist and be fine. Kyle straddles Dorit, and goofs around. Teddi wanders off.

Teddi calls LisaR for help. She says she’s no longer having control of her lifestyle. LisaR asks, what happened? She just gets in the tub, and wtf? Now she’s out of the tub. Not a moment’s peace. Kyle runs to Dorit’s room, looking for Teddi, then runs downstairs. She finds Teddi in the kitchen, and says they’re going to bed. Teddi says she needs chips, and makes a grab for some. Kyle tells her, put that chip down. Kyle helps Teddi back up the stairs, and laughs in her interview about being the one who’s helping. It just shows you how bad the situation is. Teddi wants to talk about it, and says she’s hungry. Kyle says, no, she’s not. Go to effing sleep. Teddi says she can’t. She’s busy. Kyle tells her, don’t move; lay still.

Next time, the women do archery – one of the few sports I’m good at; Teddi is embarrassed, and apologizes to Erika; and Camille admits she didn’t trust Dorit.

🐺 Always Ahead of the Pack…

One Life to Live introduces a gay character – and Ryan Phillippe – to the soap world.

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2019/06/gay-history-june-18-1992-one-life-live.html

🐪 We’ve Hit the Hump…

I can do the rest of this week standing on my head. Okay, maybe not.

May 14, 2019 – Finn’s Ring Goes Missing, Justin Doubles His Firepower, Dracarys All Over, Throne Thoughts, the Real Throne, Throne Feels, Beverly Beg Off & OLTL Frat

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Michael comes by Willow’s classroom. He says he didn’t know teachers kept such late hours. She says they don’t, but she’s hosting some parents and the principal. He asks if it’s a problem, and she says nothing or no one she can’t handle.

In Toronto, Maxie, Peter, Curtis, and Laura play Trivial Pursuit. Maxie tells Peter, not geography, and I identify. He says, entertainment. A TV show is described, and Curtis says, Fraternity Row. That was his story. And also a nod to the fake soap opera that was part of a One Life to Live storyline many years ago.

On the phone with Lulu, Doc says they’re ready and waiting. He tells Ava that Lulu’s colleague from Page Five is on the way. Ava says they can provide more tawdry fodder to get Ryan’s attention. She takes Doc’s arm, and he tenses. She tells him, it’s okay, but he says, nothing about it is okay. She says sorry to violate his personal space. He says he just wants Ryan captured, so he can get back to his life and his wife, and Ava must have a life she wants to get back to.

Peter tells Maxie, sorry their first date went down the drain. She says he doesn’t control the weather, and until the snow lets up, their fabulous first date will have to wait. Standing by the window, Curtis tells Laura that Clue or Risk would guarantee world domination. She wonders when the weather will turn. It’s sweet of Maxie and Peter to let them intrude, but… Curtis says they’ve worn out their welcome. Laura says they need to get back on the road, and track down Ryan.

At the MetroCourt, Valentin suggests whisking Nina away, but she says it would be irresponsible to miss a meeting. The less time she spends with that woman, the better. Sasha appears, and asks, what woman? Nina says it’s not important, and asks what Sasha is up to. Sasha says she’s meeting Michael. Nina says Sasha has a hot date, but not if they’re around. She grabs Valentin and they jet.

On the phone, Finn tells Robert that he wants his ring. Robert bets he does. Finn says he can’t propose without it, and Robert says he’ll hand it off to Finn later, Finn tells him, tonight’s the night. Anna approaches Finn, and says, sounds ominous. Robert tells Finn that he’ll drop by with his precious bauble later. Robert opens the ring box, and ring is gone.

Michael comes into the classroom with a gift bag, saying he thought he’d leave it on Willow’s desk, so she could get in the morning. She asks what it’s for, and he says to thank her for helping his sister. He saw Kristina this morning. Willow asks how she is, and he says, she’s not her old self yet, but she’ll get there eventually – thanks to her. Willow thinks Neil had a lot to do with it. Michael says, for sure, but Willow spoke about her own experience with Shiloh, and it was instrumental in getting his sister back. He says thank you doesn’t do justice to what Willow did. They hug as Nina and Valentin walk in. Michael says goodnight, and breezes out.

Robert says, damn, and Finn asks, what does that mean? Robert says, the MetroCourt is out of Fosters. He ends the call as Felicia and Mac join him. Mac asks what’s wrong, and Robert says someone stole the ring out of his pocket. Felicia wonders why he has a ring, and he says it’s not his; it’s Finn’s. Felicia is shocked that he lost it, and he tells them to help him find it.

Anna asks Finn what the call was about, and he says he was just clearing a few things with Robert. Anna asks when he was going to tell her how serious Jordan’s condition is.

Maxie says, go fish. Curtis tells Laura that he’s anxious to get this over with so he can get back to his wife. She suggests when the storm clears, he go directly back to Port Charles. He asks what she’s going to do, and she says she wants to check out the last place. The piled up mail doesn’t sit right with her. He asks if she’s shaking him, but she says she just wants to get him back where he belongs, by his wife’s side. He’s sure his wife would rather have him out of her hair than crying in it. He promised to see this through with her. They’re in this together.

Doc wonders how long they have to wait, and Ava asks what’s his hurry. He’s not running home to Laura. He says, and he won’t be. Not as long as this dog and pony show is going on. She asks if her presence is that intolerable, but he says there’s nothing about her presence that’s objectionable. She asks if her reputation doesn’t give him pause, but he says he prefers forming his opinion by direct observation. She says, observe then. What does he see? He says, a human being in pain. She says Ryan saw enough to fall in love. He turned out to be a monster though, and monster love doesn’t count, except to other monsters. He says she’s not a monster, and she asks if that’s his direct observation. He says he loves his wife, and she says, of course (🍷) he does. She tells him not to worry about any more unrehearsed kisses. Doc says, maybe a rehearsed one. Someone’s coming. He grabs Ava and kisses her. Julian runs to them, and tells Doc to get his damn hands off his sister.

Julian tells Doc, back off, but Ava says, stop it. He’s not Ryan. Julian knows who he is. He’s no better than his brother. He unleashed that psycho, and got Kiki killed, and put Ava in Ryan’s sights. Doc says he’s ashamed of what he did, but Julian says, if that was true, he’d have slunk out of town long ago. Doc says he’s not going anywhere until Ryan is dead and buried. He wants to be sure. Julian asks if that’s what he told Ava. He’s taking advantage of her vulnerability. Laura moved on, but Ava is here, ripe for the picking.

Peter tells Curtis that they could play Operation or go old school. Curtis says, definitely old school. Curtis is sorry to impose, but Peter says he can’t control the weather. Peter says a private detective and the mayor. What’s the story? It’s quite the buddy comedy. Curtis thinks it’s not as entertaining as what he and Maxie have going on. Peter flashes back to Maxie saying, it’s been perfect, and kissing her. Laura tells Maxie that she’s been a lovely hostess. They’ve been sweet, but it’s clear they’d rather be alone. Maxie says, it’s really new. Kind of a first date. Laura says Maxie deserves to move on, and if she likes Peter, Laura is happy for her. Maxie thanks her, but she’s not sure she knows what she’s doing. Larua says she’ll figure it out. When the snow stops, they can get on to other activities. Maxie says she’s beginning to think that she and Peter could be the last two people on the planet and still find a way to avoid those activities.

Finn tells Anna that he can’t discuss patients. Anna gets that, but says he could have given her a heads up that Jordan could use a friend. Left to her own devices, Jordan would never say anything. She’s a proud woman. Finn says if Jordan takes a turn for the worse, he’ll let her know. Chase walks in, and says he’s there to see the commissioner. Anna says, Jordan is resting, and Chase says, another time. He asks if Anna got a manicure. She says she’s just wearing clear polish, and he says, sorry. He thought he saw a sparkle. Finn says it could be a symptom of cataracts, and can check that for him. He wants to do that right now, and tells Anna that she’s going to be late to meet Felicia. Anna says she’s not late, but Finn says she doesn’t want to be; Felicia has a mean streak. He pushes her toward the elevator. Once she’s gone, he tells Chase, that was smooth. Chase says, Anna’s ring finger is bare. What’s Finn waiting for?

Felicia says Robert has to tell Finn, and Robert asks if she’s mad. She says, Finn will understand it’s an accident, right? Mac says, of course (🍷). It’s not like he lost it on purpose. Felicia says, why would he sabotage another man’s proposal to his ex-wife?

Nina wants to call Sasha about seeing Michael with Willow, but Valentin says that Sasha told them it’s not that serious. Nina can’t find her phone, and says her whole life is on it. He thinks it could be at the MetroCourt. She wants him to go find it, and he asks her to promise there won’t be bloodshed. Keep it misdemeanor. He leaves, and Principal Schultz comes in, asking them all to take a seat. He thanks them for coming out for what he hopes is a civil discussion. He’s hoping to yield understanding, so they can circumvent the district dealing with the matter. Franco doesn’t know how it can be sorted out in one discussion. Someone here has a problem with the gays.

Finn is beginning to think Chase is more invested in the proposal than he is. Chase says it doesn’t sound good, and Finn says, great detective skills. He’s surprised Chase hasn’t made head detective yet. Finn apologizes, saying he’s on edge. Chase was afraid he’d gone over it. Finn just wants to get the proposal over with, but Chase says, it’s supposed to be a romantic moment. Anna is liable to run other way with him in this state. Finn says he can’t get down on one knee without the ring. Robert has it, and he’s not giving it back. Chase says Finn should have said so sooner. Let’s go get the ring back.

Felicia can’t believe they’re having this conversation. Robert needs to return the ring. Robert says he doesn’t have a ring to return. Mac says he can get a ring. He knows a guy who creates lookalikes. Felicia tells him, no, but he and Robert are already moving, and almost run into Anna. Anna asks Felicia what she missed, and Felicia says, Robert strikes again.

Principal Schultz says what’s in question is a children’s book that celebrates the diversity of Family. Willow would like to explain, but is interrupted by one of the mothers who says she shouldn’t have her own agenda. The classroom shouldn’t be a soapbox. Franco asks which kid is hers, and finds out she’s Bianca’s mother. Franco asks if she has any idea how hurt Aiden was when he wasn’t invited to the birthday party. Nina says, this is unacceptable.

At the MetroCourt, Sasha sees Michael, who says it’s nice to see her back on her feet. Sasha says she didn’t need to go to the hospital, but he says she was delirious when he saw her. She asks if she said anything embarrassing. Michael tells her that she said she wishes Nina was her real mother. Valentin overhears.

Doc tells Julian that he misunderstood. Julian says his sister is vulnerable. When she sees him, she doesn’t just see the man who killed her daughter, but the man who put her on a pedestal, and he’s manipulating that. He thinks if Ava forgives him, the whole town will. Doc says it’s none of his business, and Julian says Ava is coming with him. He grabs her, and Doc tells him not to manhandle her. Julian says, it’s better than assaulting her. Doc had his hands all over her, and was kissing her. Ava says she was kissing back. They’re together.

Peter tells Curtis it’s his and Maxie’s first date. They were flying to Paris, but the storm had other plans. He guesses they’ll have to settle for memorable. Curtis tells him that he’s doing a good job, and to squeeze every moment for all that it’s worth. God forbid something unexpected happens; something he’s not in control of. Don’t take things in life for granted like they’ll always be there. Make the most of each and every moment.

Maxie tells Laura that she and Peter have found every reason not move forward. Laura says they’re here now, and Maxie says they ironed some things out, but she thinks Peter doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. Isn’t that crazy? Laura says she’s heard about Peter’s childhood from Lulu. Keep in mind that he’s a complicated man with complicated feelings. Maybe Maxie has to simplify it, and make the first move.

Julian asks what Ava is talking about. She says it’s been all over the news, and The Invader. Julian says, The Invader is tabloid trash, but Ava says, in this case, it’s true. Ava says she and Doc have been seeing one another, and Julian says Doc is sicker than he thought. Doc suggests Julian leave, and Julian suggests Doc stay away from his sister. Doc says if he was a better brother, maybe she wouldn’t be as vulnerable. He’s been too busy building a bar and reconstructing his image. He’s a last resort for Ava now, just like with his children. Julian punches Doc in the face. A photographer pops out of nowhere, and starts taking pictures.

Curtis says the snow stopped, and Laura says they’re back in business. Curtis says, and out of Maxie and Peter’s. Laura says she’ll see them back in Port Charles. Peter is glad they could help. Laura and Curtis leave, and Maxie says, so…? Peter says, so.

Finn tells Chase that he’s not going after Robert, and Chase asks how else is he going to get the ring back? Finn says Robert is supposed to give it to him tonight. He appreciates it, but doesn’t need rescuing from his little brother. Chase says, history says otherwise, but Finn thinks he has it under control. He’ll let Chase know when the deed is done. Chase says he and Willow can take them out to celebrate. Finn says Chase is still with the school marm. Chase wishes Finn wouldn’t call her that, and Finn says that’s why he does it. He’s teasing. Chase says Willow takes her job seriously.

Nina says they wanted a discussion; let’s discuss. She’s going to say what Willow should have said at the get-go. Schools exist to help children learn to form their own ideas, which is what parents also do. It’s not to force feed them what someone else believes. She says, they want to read something that reflects their own experiences, or look through the window of the experiences of others. They’re not indoctrinating children, just helping them be who they are. Children will do it anyway, like it or not, so why not help the kids who need more guidance or extra guidance, and let them access that? It’s no big deal. If they want to talk about what’s hurting their kids, they should discuss the chicken fingers in the cafeteria.

Sasha tells Michael that she wouldn’t want that to get back to Nina. They’ve come so far so fast. It would hurt Nina. If Sasha is asked about her mom, she immediately thinks of her adoptive mother. She doesn’t think she can shake that feeling, but couldn’t share that with Nina. She asks if it bothers him, but he says it sounds like she’s protecting Nina. She says, by lying? He says, there are some lies and truths that serve no purpose. He doesn’t believe in the truth for truth’s sake. The world is not so black and white. Her secret is safe with him. Valentin continues to listen.

Laura and Curtis go back to the last house. Curtis says, the mail is gone, and Laura says, someone is home. She knocks, and a woman answers. She apologizes for coming by so late, but they were delayed be the storm. They introduce themselves as being from Canadian Revenue, and Curtis says they’re following up on a discrepancy in their records. Laura asks if the woman is April, and if they can come in. She says she’s April, but no. We see the newspaper inside with a headline about Ryan. Laura asks if April has been away, and April asks if that’s the discrepancy. Laura says, no, but they tried knocking earlier. No one answered, and she noticed the piled up mail, and assumed no one was home. April says she just got back from a trip. Curtis hopes it was somewhere warm, and April says, Miami. He says she doesn’t look like she got much sun. Laura asks how many people live there, and April says, just her. She tells them she’s tired. Laura tries to ask how long she’s lived there, but April closes the door.

Julian tells the reporter to get that guy out of his face, referring to the photographer. He says yes, he hit Doc, but Doc provoked him. He was harassing Julian all day. Ava tells Doc that he pushed all of Julian’s buttons. She didn’t know he had it in him. Doc says the better the show, the sooner they draw out Ryan, and the sooner it’s over. Julian says tell them it’s a misunderstanding and there was no crime. Ava looks at Doc.

Finn tells Chase that anyone juggling third graders and their parents has his admiration. Chase says Willow finds shaping kids hugely rewarding, and Finn says, good thing she has him to lean on. Chase says he’s not going anywhere, but things are complicated. Finn asks if she gave Chase homework, and I laugh. Chase says Willow’s ex is still an issue. She can’t shake him; not for lack of trying. Finn asks why Chase didn’t tell him sooner. He says, let’s get that jerk, and free your girl. He heads for the elevator.

Willow thanks Nina for defending her. Nina says she wasn’t. she was speaking out against censorship. Willow has poor judgement in the classroom, and is fundamentally dishonest. She saw Willow sucking up to Michael when she has a boyfriend. Willow says, that’s not what happened, but Nina tells Willow to watch herself – because she is.

Peter says, the trip has been full of surprises, and Maxie says, a flight to France. He says, rerouted to Canada. She says, surprise guests, and he says, there could be more surprises. He says he’s beat, and she says she is too. Maxie asks if he wants to go to sleep. He says, does she? and she says, there’s not much else to do this late. He says, not really, and they say goodnight. When Maxie is gone, Peter sighs.

Anna tells Felicia that Robert and Holly are taking a break. Does Felicia think she could fix him up? Felicia says, maybe he already has eye on someone. Anna says, he needs a woman to occupy himself. Felicia says he’s been hanging around Port Charles for a while, and wonders if it’s because of someone there.

Michael suggests he and Sasha go to the café. He knows the private entrance. She says she’ll meet him there. He leaves, and she runs into Valentin on her way out. He says she and Michael seem be hitting it off. She says they enjoy each other’s company, but he tells her to keep in mind her time there is limited. He and Nina will be married soon, and she can move away. Hopefully, as far as possible.

Peter flops on the bed, and thinks about kissing Maxie. Maxie flops on the bed, and thinks about kissing Peter. He sits up, and says, make the most of each and every moment. She sits up, and says, simplify. Make the first move. They meet in the suite living room, and start kissing. For all the time they wasted, they waste none now, and they both flop onto the bed.

Nina meets Valentin at the MetroCourt. He says she just missed Michael and Sasha. He says it’s officially been a fulfilling evening, and asks how hers went. She says, swimmingly. He asks if they got the book back in the library, and she says, that too.

Willow thanks Principal Schultz. She’s grateful for his support. She wants to run some ideas past him for next year’s curriculum. He says he’d intended to delay this conversation until the end of the school year, but it can’t be avoided. He’s sorry, but she won’t be invited back to teach next year.

Anna tells Felicia, it’s true. Robert has been hanging around so much lately. Felicia says maybe he’s looking to resettle there. Anna pities the poor woman. She gets a phone call, and steps away to take it.

Chase tells Finn that he doesn’t need rescuing, the same way Finn doesn’t. Finn says, you’re learning, grasshopper, and Chase goes, huh? Finn says, you are so young… never mind. If Chase needs help, let him know, and says hi to the school marm for him. Chase says, say hi to his future sister-in-law. Providing he gets the ring back. He tells Finn that he’ll keep his phone on, and to let him know what happens.

Robert and Mac show Felicia the ring. Mac says, well? Felicia says, it’s beautiful, but he’ll never pull it off. Robert asks why she’s being a pessimist. Mac says Robert described it to the jeweler, and he doesn’t think Finn will know the difference. Felicia supposes he has a point. Robert says, but will Anna find Finn’s proposal worth accepting? Felicia says Anna might keep her emotions to herself, but she knows Anna’s heart. She’s a woman in love. Ring or no ring, she’s ripe for a proposal.

Doc says Julian is Ava’s brother, but Ava says she’ll stand by Doc’s side if he wants to press charges. If that doesn’t get Ryan’s attention… Doc says, not much else would. She tells Julian that she’s so sorry, but there’s nothing she can do. He did assault her lover. Doc says he’d like to press charges. Julian asks what he’s talking about, as handcuffs are put on him.

Laura asks what Curtis thinks. He says, she lied. Laura says, why? and he says, covering something up maybe? Inside, April tells someone that she sent them away. The paper they wanted is on the table. We see the paper with a picture of Ava and Doc, and a knife comes down on it.

Tomorrow, Curtis is ready to talk, Anna tells Robert that she’s sworn off marriage, Mike proposes to Yvonne with the ring, Shiloh wants to complete Sam’s initiation, and someone goes after Laura.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Justin tells David, he’s been waiting for this moment. David says, get the gun out of his face. Justin says, get the hell out of his apartment. David sent those guys to his place. David says if Justin puts a gun on him, he’d better use it, and Justin says he plans to. David asks where his son is, and Justin says, get out. David says his son is all he has left, and he loves him. Justin says that makes two of them. David says he’d kill for Jeffrey, and Justin says, again, that makes two of them. Get out. David calls for Jeffrey, who’s in the bathroom. Justin repeats he’s not there. David says he has a lot of pictures of Jeffrey, and he’s having dinner for two by himself. Justin says he does that from time to time. David calls for Jeffrey again, and Justin says, get out. He means it.

Jeffrey comes out, and asks what the hell Justin is doing. Justin says, sorry, but David’s got to go. When Justin turns to talk to Jeffrey, David pops him, and takes the gun. He says he’ll kill Justin, and piss on his grave. Jeffrey tells him, stop it, and David lets Justin go. He tells Jeffrey to come with him, but Jeffrey says he’s not going. David asks if Jeffrey can’t see this boy is crazy, and Jeffrey says he’s trying to help Justin. David says they’re leaving, but Jeffrey says he’s an adult. David isn’t leaving him there, and Jeffrey asks how David knew where he was. David says Jeffrey needs to come home with him – now. Jeffery says he’ll make a deal. He’ll stop seeing Justin when David stops seeing Veronica. David says, that’s entirely different. Jeffrey tells him that he should go, and David says, fine. He tells Justin if any harm comes to his son, he’ll kill him. If so much as a fingernail is broken, he’s dead. He gives Jeffrey the gun, saying Jeffrey will need it more than he will. David leaves, and Jeffrey sits on the couch next to Justin, who looks wiped out.

Jeffrey asks if Justin is okay. Justin asks why David hates him so much, and Jeffrey says, yeah, he’s okay. Justin says he didn’t do anything to David. Why won’t he leave them alone? Jeffrey says he’s their only child. Justin says all he’s trying to do is love Jeffrey. Why is it so complicated? Jeffrey says he’ll get through this, and Justin says, with Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he needs Justin to talk to someone, and Justin says, don’t start that again. Jeffery says he’s going to go. His dad is going to be pissed off. Justin says, no. They’re finishing dinner. He still has dessert. If David is pissed now, he’ll be pissed later, and he made it for Jeffrey. Then he can leave. Jeffrey says, okay. Justin wonders why David did that, and Jeffrey says Justin knows.

Benny sees a news reporter interviewing Landon after the White House dinner. The reporter asks about Candice, and Landon says she and Charles have a special relationship. The reporter asks if they’ll be getting married, and Landon says, we’ll see. The reporter asks about the visit, and Landon says they loved her, and they all had fun being there. Benny tries to call Candace, but gets voicemail. He shouts for Hanna to come. She’s lying in bed, and says, not now. He goes into her bedroom, and says she needs to see this. He puts on the TV. The reporter is saying that Candace is a third year law student. Benny’s phone rings. It’s Mitch, who asks if he’s watching the news. He can’t believe she did it. She got the President. Benny asks if that’s the guy who came to the hospital. Mitch says, yes, but he had no idea. He says she has to be careful. Politicians are killers. Benny says Candace can handle herself, and Mitch says they’ll find out. Benny asks how Mitch’s uncle is doing, and Mitch says, all right. Benny asks if Mitch talked to him. Mitch asks, about what? and Benny says, the interest. Mitch says, he’s not budging. Does Benny have a plan? Benny says he was just talking to his mom about it. Mitch tells him, stay in touch, and let him know.

At the Iron Bone, the guy sitting next to Mitch at the bar asks if that wasn’t the girl who was in there. Mitch didn’t tell him that she was connected like that. Mitch asks if he wants to hit that now, but the guy says he didn’t vote for him. Mitch wonders when he’s given a sh*t, and the guy tells him, go buy a car. Mitch says if the guy has a problem with his car, buy him one, which totally sounds like what I would say. The guy says Mitch doesn’t have the money, and Mitch says he’s not kissing Vinnie’s ass like him. In five years, his car will be worth fifty grand. Vintage. The guy says, more like garbage, and Mitch says, ride that bike, dude. Dude tells the bartender he can’t stand Mitch.

Kathryn tells Jim that he needs to calm down. He says, don’t tell him what to do. He wonders how she stays calm, and she says she has drugs. He says that’s why he’s in this mess. How can she keep drugs there with his son? She says she didn’t think… and he says she never does. She says she thinks he’s an ass. He says she needs to go somewhere and sleep off, but she says she needs another drink. Then she’s going to call her Latin lover, and have him put her to sleep. Jim says she’s pathetic, and walks out.

Kathryn calls the hotel. She’s told Roderick isn’t there, and says she’s been calling all day. Kathryn Cryer. I’m your boss, bitch. She says to transfer her to the bar. Rocky answers, and she asks for Roderick. Roderick is standing there, shaking his head. Rocky says, actually, he is, and she says, put him on the phone. Roderick says, you bastard, and takes the phone. She says she’s been calling all day, and he says he’s been busy. She says she’s not the type who likes to be ignored, but he says he wasn’t ignoring her. He’s been busy. She asks if she detects a tone in his voice, and he says, no. He has a customer right now, and she says, make them wait. He says he’s going to check them in and go home. She says, no he isn’t. She’s coming in for a nightcap, and wants to see him. He doesn’t think so. She asks if it’s about Jim, and he says it’s about him, and he says no. She says his ass better be there when she arrives, and he hangs up. Rocky asks, did he just hang up on her? and Roderick says he did. Kathryn looks at the phone, and says, did he just hang up? Rocky says, she’s going to be pissed. Is Roderick trying to get fired? Roderick says, no. He’s trying to get to her. Watch the master at work. She’s used to getting what she wants, and the rich want what they can’t have. Rocky asks if he’s been reading a book on how to trap a wealthy woman. Roderick says he could write it. Watch him work. Rocky tells him, watch out for her husband. Roderick says, watch and see. When he leaves, Rocky says, that guy’s nuts.

Benny answers a knock at the door. It’s Mitch. He asks if Benny was watching the news. His sister’s with the President; it’s crazy. That’s her man now. He asks how Benny is doing, and Benny says, not good. Mitch says Benny called him; what’s up? Has he found a way to get the money? Benny says, no, and Mitch says Benny is wasting his time. Benny asks what Mitch thinks they’ll do to him. He can have a leg broke. He thinks he should go down there and take it like a man. Mitch says Benny doesn’t get it. It don’t work like that. They’ll break both legs, and still want the money. it’s accruing interest every week Benny doesn’t pay seen him. He knows a guy who borrowed $10K, and had to pay back $100K in eight weeks. This ain’t no bank. He told Benny not to do this in the first place. Now it’s legit. He wishes he could help. Benny suggests Mitch take out a loan, and Mitch laughs. He says, from who? and Benny says from his family. They won’t break his legs. Mitch says he’s not doing that. If he borrows money from them, that means he’s in the family. Benny asks, what’s wrong with that? and Mitch says, it ain’t cool. It’s hard enough trying separate from them. Benny says how about if he works? but Mitch says, it ain’t gonna happen. Benny asks if it’s because he’s Black, but Mitch says he’s not in the family. They only let family do things that make them money. He has no ideas or answers. Benny says he doesn’t need an I told you so. Hanna appears, and says, so they’re going to kill him if he doesn’t pay. Benny tells her, go on to bed, but she keeps talking. Mitch says, hi, and Hanna says, hi Mitch, without taking her eyes from Benny. She says he borrowed from people who are that bad? Benny says he had to do something. She says he has to deal with it then. He says if he took the interest from the money Candace got… She says, goodnight. They’re going to the bank in the morning, and giving it all back, and she doesn’t want to hear it. Benny says, it will be all right. She says, if he says so, and goes back upstairs. Mitch has an idea. Go to Candace for the money. She’s with the President now. Maybe he’s wired her to some account. It’s only $20K. Maybe she’ll give it to him. It’s worth a shot. She’s the one who got him into the situation with his truck. Benny says, might as well.

Charles and Candace go back to the hotel. Candace’s phone rings. She says it’s her brother, and Charles says her family probably saw her on the news. She asks, when? and he says, didn’t she see all the cameras outside the White House? She does know a press pool follows him and records everything, right? She says, yeah. She’ll talk to Benny later. Charles says, now where were they? He tells her that she’s gotten quiet. She says they were talking in the car, and he says, then she got quiet. She says, it’s a lot, and he tells her it helps to talk through it. She says, what part? Being here with President Elect when they just came from the White House? That doesn’t happen every day to a Black girl from Savannah. He knows it’s overwhelming, but she has to let him know what’s going on in her head. She tells him that he said she was a hot piece of Black ass. Charles says, what? Who? and she says, the President. Charles asks, when? and she says, at the table. He says, the President said those words, hot piece of Black ass? He takes out his phone, and says he’ll take care of this. She says that’s why she didn’t tell him. She knew he’d be upset. So the President knows what kind of person she is. He says it’s time the President knows what kind of person he is. She says she shouldn’t have told him. She ruined a perfectly good night. She’s been called a lot worse. He says, by a head of state? She says, no, and he says, exactly. She can see why it’s so disrespectful. She says, he’s so cool. What about the game in the car? He says that was before he knew the President said that. She tells him, let it go for the night. Charles doesn’t know if he can. She asks if that’s a challenge. Does he want her to take his mind off things? She kisses him, and asks if he wants more. He says, it’s a start. She wants to take a shower, and motions for him to come closer. She tells him, undress for her, calling him Mr. President. He says she should count herself lucky there isn’t a pole in there, but he could put one in the Oval. She helps him take off his clothes, and leads him to the shower.

Kathryn comes downstairs, and Jim asks where the hell she’s going. She says, out. He says he asked a question, and she says, she answered. He wonders if she’s going to the hotel, and she wonders if he’s going to hell. He asks if she has any idea what time it is, and she says, time for a nightcap. Wyatt pops out of his room, and tells Jim, get out of her way. She’s trying get to her man whore. He tells her, hurry back. He has a surprise for her. She leaves, and Jim tells Wyatt, go to his room. Wyatt says he has a surprise for Jim too. Jim says, now.

RK kisses Veronica on the couch. He asks, what’s wrong with her? and she asks if he got her jewelry. She tells him, no woman wants a man who’s sweaty, but he says, some like it. She says he had his chance. He’s a disgusting problem, and she wants him to get her jewelry. He says she gave him her son’s address. He’ll do what she wants. Nothing sexual. She tells him, don’t disgust her, and RK says, he’s gay. She asked RK to flirt with him, and get his mind off that cop. He’s got it, and can do it. She says, this will be worth her jewelry? He says he’ll have her son eating out of the palm of his hand. She says he can’t just go to the house. Her son is living with his father. She tells him, lay low, and she’ll figure it out. He says this is going to cover him for her jewelry, right? but she says he’ll be owing her for a very long time. Now get the hell out of her house. He asks if she’ll let him use a car then. He needs to get around. She laughs, and he leaves. She calls David’s voicemail, and say she’s still waiting for him to come back.

Kathryn walks into the Artisian. Roderick meets her. She asks how he is, and he says, good. She says, not that good, hanging up on her. He says he didn’t want talk to her anymore, and she asks, why is that? He’s sorry… She says she doesn’t have time for this. Get Rocky, and meet her upstairs. He doesn’t think so, and she says, excuse me? He says she heard him. She doesn’t think he heard her. The only reason he stayed here is because she wanted to see him. He says, not true. He was tied up with guests. She says, bullsh*t. They’re going upstairs. He says, they’re not going anywhere. He’s not doing threesomes anymore. She says she wants to, but he doesn’t care. She’s just using him. She asks what this is about, and he says he can’t keep doing this. If she gets tired of him, what does he get out of it? She says he’s the most excitement she’s had in long time. He says, so he’s just a toy. She says he’s not, and he asks what he gets out of it. She asks what he wants; a raise? He says, no, and she says, more money? He wants her. She laughs, and says, no, he doesn’t. Roderick asks if he’s gotten in her head, that husband of hers. He’s gotten in so deep, she can’t see what a beautiful woman she is. She says she was a beautiful woman, but when she looks in the mirror, she see the years have gone downhill. She’s in her 50s, and it would be foolish to think she could compete with a thirty-year-old he might be seeing. He says he’s not seeing anyone else. He wants her. If he can’t have her the way he wants, fire him now, but if she comes at him like she wants him, he’s not a piece of meat. He walks away, and she says, okay.

She goes to the bar, and orders scotch on the rocks. I retch because I hate scotch, even the smell. She watches Roderick talk to a customer. She asks if Rocky is free, and Rocky tells her Roderick is serious. She says he’d better make it a double.

Justin washes the dishes while Jeffrey dries. Justin asks, who keeps calling. Jeffrey says, his dad. Justin says, sorry about that, and Jeffrey says he shouldn’t have put a gun to David’s head. Justin says David shouldn’t have sent people after him. Jeffrey knows, and Justin asks why Jeffrey is sticking up for him. Jeffrey says he’s not. He’d better go. Justin doesn’t want him to leave. He notices Jeffrey got a text, and asks if it was Jeffrey’s dad. Jeffrey says it was, and Justin asks what he said. Jeffrey says, nothing. He just wants him to come home already. Justin says Jeffrey put his phone face down. Is he hiding something? Jeffrey says, no, but Justin wants to see. Jeffrey says he’s not doing that. It’s his phone. Justin says Jeffrey can go through his phone, but Jeffrey doesn’t want to. Justin says Jeffrey can see all the nasty texts from his wife, co-workers, boss, mother, and brothers. Jeffrey says it’s his personal business, but Justin wants to see his phone. Jeffrey says, no, and Justin says it’s because he’s lying. Jeffery says, enough; stop. Justin says, they trust each other, right? Jeffrey says he’s not giving Justin his phone. They just had a nice dinner. Can they not do this? Justin keeps insisting, and Jeffrey says he’s going.

Jeffrey’s phone rings, and Justin grabs it. He asks, who is this? and Wyatt says, damn. Is that guy still messing around with him? Justin says he is, and asks again who it is. Wyatt tells him to put Jeffrey on the phone. Justin says he told Wyatt never to call Jeffrey. Wyatt says he’ll call as much as he pleases. Give Jeffrey the phone. Justin says he means it. If Wyatt calls again, he’ll break Wyatt’s jaw. He says, wait. Was Wyatt trying to get ahold of him? Does the straight boy need a fix? Get on his knees again? Wyatt says he didn’t do a damn thing, but Justin says he wanted to. Wyatt says, go to hell, and Justin tells him, don’t call again. Jeffrey says, give him his phone. Justin says he’s been texting Madison. I say, uh-oh. Justin says Jeffrey texted Madison his address. They were having a nice, romantic dinner, and Jeffrey texted the address. What else is in there? Jeffrey says he’s not doing this again. Keep it.

He heads for the door. Justin takes out two guns. He holds one to Jeffrey’s head, and one to his own head.

Next time, Jeffrey says only one gun has a bullet, Benny asks Jim if he wants to go again, and Kathryn tells Jim she’s going to let Hanna keep all of the money.

🐉 Dracarys Or Bust

I don’t know what everyone is so upset about. The remaining dragon is fine.

Varys told a kitchen maid, the greater the risk the greater the reward, when she told him Dany wouldn’t eat, and I had a mental picture of him looking at a medieval motivational poster. (Please note the connection of dots below that I totally missed here.) He tried to get Jon to reveal who he really is, but Jon said Dany was his queen. Varys told him, every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin and the world holds its breath. Tyrion told Dany about Varys meddling, and Dany though Jon betrayed her by telling Sansa, who told Tyrion. Dany said it didn’t matter now, and looked older than sixteen for the first time. Grey Worm took Varys to Tyrion, Dany and Jon. Varys hoped he deserved what was coming, and was proved wrong. Dany sentenced him to die, and it was dracarys and a roasted Varys. I liked him, but well, there you go.

Dany gave Grey Worm Missandel’s old collar, and he burned it. Jon said Dany was his queen and she wanted to get busy, but it was a hard no, which didn’t make her too happy. Tyrion told Dany the people of King’s Landing were prisoners. She said she was going to be merciful… to future generations. Tyrion looked sick. She said the next time Tyrion failed her would be the last. Arya and the Hound were on a mission to kill Cersei. Jaime got caught, and Tyrion went to see him. He told Jaime that Cersei would die unless he could get her to stay her course of action. The city was going to fall, He should escape with Cersei, and start a new life. He said, tens of thousands of innocent lives, and one not-so-innocent dwarf was a fair trade. If it hadn’t been for Jaime, he wouldn’t have survived childhood. At King’s Landing, Cersei was like, see ya, and locked herself in the Keep. Arya and the Hound managed to muscle their way through the crowd,, but Jaime had noon such luck. Waiting on his Iron Boat, (sounds like) Urine Greyjoy kept checking the sky. Why she didn’t do this last week, I’ll never know, but everyone got darcarysed by Dany on Drogon, including Urine. This caused the crew at the city door to scramble around, but they got singed as well. I guess if you want something done right…

Zoolander headed Cersei’s army, and everyone stood around until King’s Landing was blown apart from the inside. Grey Worm led the charge, but I don’t know why he even bothered at that point. Zoolander tried to run, but got trampled, and it was pretty funny. Then he literally got stabbed in the back by Grey Worm. Cersei watched from her off-ivory tower as her city burned. She said all they needed was one good shot. Old guy Hand was like, give up, but Cersei stuck with being delusional, saying the city hadn’t fallen yet, and it wouldn’t today. I laughed when the dragon flew over the city, and everyone scurried to get anywhere but there. (Sorry, I never had much investment in any of the characters, except Tyrion and the dragons, and sometimes find the over-the-top stuff a bit Monty Pythonish.) Then I was really laughing when the head soldier dude threw his sword down, and Cersei’s idea that they’d protect her to the death didn’t happen. Jaime snuck around the back way.

The bell rang, indicating surrender, but Dany didn’t care. She flew straight at the tower Cersei was in, with everyone in the city running like Godzilla was coming. Dracarys was everywhere, and there was a melee with the remaining soldiers, where Jon just stood around spacing out, and Grey Worm single-handedly creamed about five dozen soldiers. He was like Michonne on Walking Dead. Tyrion was like, wtf?

Somehow, Urine survived, and he and Jaime ended up in the same cave. Urine said he became king once he screwed the queen. They fought, and I was like, oh please, don’t let Jaime get killed by this loser. It looked like Jaime was a goner, but that was still debatable. Cersei cried a tear, and old guy Hand said they’d find a better place to wait out the storm. She let him lead her away.

Jaime managed to crawl to his sword, and stab the crap out of Urine. He stomped off, while Urine’s last words were that he got Jaime, and he was going to die thinking he was the man who killed Jaime Lannister. I think the line would have been better had he said the Kingslayer, but that’s just me. The Hound told Arya to go home, but she wanted to kill Cersei. He said revenge was all he cared about his whole life, and look at him. Did she want to be that? He said if she went with him, she’d die. She thanked him, and got the hell out of there, as we all would had he given us that option.

We found out the Mountain looked like Uncle Fester under his helmet. No wonder he’s always so pissed off. Jaime found Cersei, and stopped my fun in watching her be scared for the first time. They clutched each other. The Hound shoved his sword all the way through the Mountain, but it was just a flesh wound, and the Mountain pulled it out, and made like Yul Brynner in the original Westworld. I was hoping Arya would save him, as the Mountain tossed him around like a football, but she was taking a similar pummeling, trying to run with the crowd. The Hound heard me say, get his eyeball, and stabbed the Mountain in it. While the Mountain struggled to pull out the blade, they both went over the side of the tower into the burning city. By now, Jon was all, fall back, like an hour too late. Arya tried to help the people hiding, but ended up in flames herself… or so we thought. Cersei whined to Jaime that she didn’t want to die like this. She should have thought of that before. Idiot narcissist that he is, Jaime said nothing else mattered but them. Everything fell around them.

Arya rose from the ashes. Sadly without dragon babies. She got on a white horse that seemingly appeared out of nowhere, and rode away. Next time – the finale – Tyrion surveys the damage, and Dany rules (?).

Now who’s going to clean up all that dracarys?

💭 What We Thought…

Theories about Jaime, including mine, bite the dust along with King’s Landing.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a27445554/game-of-thrones-director-jaime-brienne/?src=nl&source=nl&utm_source=nl_mnl&utm_medium=email&date=051219&utm_campaign=16850244

🔥 What Happened…

I was possibly too concerned about the remaining dragon to connect the dots.

https://www.distractify.com/p/did-varys-try-to-poison-daenerys?utm_source=distractify&utm_medium=email

Foreshadows come to pass.

https://www.theringer.com/game-of-thrones/2019/5/13/18617389/game-of-thrones-daenerys-targaryen-season-8-episode-5-mad-queen

🐲 How Many Felt…

My favorite recap.

https://betches.com/game-of-thrones-recap-aryas-gonna-take-her-horse-to-the-old-town-road/

📷 Nice Photos!

Trying to end on an upbeat note.

https://nypost.com/2019/05/12/why-game-of-thrones-episode-5-was-the-deadliest-yet/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_content=20190513&tpcc=morning_report&mpweb=755-7911524-711673032

🌴 Due to time constraints (i.e. I need time to sleep), and a Mother’s Day debacle that infringed on said time, I’m begging off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. Both LVP and Giggy (!) made an appearance, which made it worthwhile.

🛀 Soap Within Soap…

While there have been Rows since then, this is the original.

April 15, 2019 – GH Postponed, Schwartz Plays Bond, Hated James, GoT Takeaway Points, New Nina, Old Nora, an Anniversary, a Documentary, a Tribute & a Cloud

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

For a moment, I was unsure if I was suddenly transported to France in the middle of the night, and didn’t realize, since I turned on GH and saw news footage of the fire at Notre Dame. Over and over and over. I figured it was a possibility, since we’d had a mother of a storm in the wee hours. I personally slept through it – I slept through Hurricane Sandy – on the third floor – but by the havoc my dogs wreaked, it looked like it had blown through the house. Maybe we’d had done an Oz thing, and ended up in Paris. Anyway, because I was still in the US, and it was only the usual incessant coverage of a big story, there was no GH today. A half hour in, we were treated <cough> to an encore presentation of the day Lulu woke up from Ryan’s attack. A new episode will be shown tomorrow. There’s a cup of soap tea below to tide you over.

And it did bring to mind this quote: God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time! Mary Don’t You Weep, a Negro spiritual. Just saying…

Vanderpump Rules

Fluffy! Giggy! LVP meets Ken at SUR, giving Giggy a kiss first, as I would. She asks Katie, what’s happening with Girl’s Night? Katie wants to do more, but not once a week. LVP suggests twice a month, but Katie says she isn’t interested in being a club promoter. She just did it because everyone was saying no one could bring in people like James did. LVP says Girl’s Night was a success, and Katie brought it to her. Katie says, it’s a lot of work, and Ken says Tuesdays haven’t been the same without James. In Katie’s interview, she can’t believe James is irreplaceable, and thinks SUR is doing fine without him. LVP agrees James was bad news, but at least committed. Katie was thinking of more down the road. In her interview, LVP says she’s supportive of Katie, but people will be pissed if Girl’s Night is canceled. She tells Katie maybe she should think about doing something sooner, since Schwartz’s check was like a big rubber ball. Katie says he forgot the account was closed. I so don’t understand that. How many accounts does he have that he can forget something like that?

Tom plays a d*ck flute, which is basically a song flute shaped like a d*ck. James comes over, and asks how Mexico was. Tom and Ariana both say, fun, but horrible. In James’s interview, he says it was probably Schwartz and Katie fighting the entire time. They’re an old, fat married couple. Good Lord. What does this dude have against fat people? I’m not inferring they’re fat either. It’s just that he uses it constantly as an insult. He says, a couple dinners with sleepy, dozy, horsey Kristen. He doesn’t need it. Ariana says she’s going to Lala’s performance with Kristen. Tom says, it started with a kiss. Now Kristen is taking Ariana on dates. She’s his dumpling, and Kristen can’t have her. Ariana says Lala has a short fuse, and she gets it – it’s the five year anniversary of her dad’s death – but the fight or flight has to stop. She says James has been there; it’s kind of his thing. James says he hasn’t been instigating lately, but Tom says Billie wants him to DJ her brunch, and he can’t do it because of what happened with Lala. James says he’s leaving. He had nothing to do with it. He guesses they’re all not friends anymore, and this is the end of him. He says, bye, and walks out. Ariana says, all right, and suddenly, James is back in the apartment. He says, this is bullsh*t, and Ariana says they’re just trying to help. He tells her, they’re all pushing him to the end of the island, and Ariana says she’s not doing anything. He says Tom told him, do his job, and keep his head down, and he’s still being excluded. Tom says he’s screwed up so many times, all of his actions are under a microscope. In his interview, Tom says James is held to a different standard, and has to take it in stride. Ariana says he’s done plenty, and now he just has to do what he needs to do. He says he’s only doing his best for so long. Straight up.

Stassi is doing her photo shoot for Next Level Basic. The book is about embracing your basic bitch. Beau and Katie come for moral support. In her interview, Stassi says she feels like Carrie Bradshaw. She wants to try different basic bitch poses and props; like an iced vanilla latte. She poses like she’s taking a selfie. Basically, she’s just trying to be Scheana. Katie shows her the invite flyer for the puppy shower. She says she was invited, but said no. She said wtf? The photographer tells her to play it up, and they’re done. She says now that she has the hot photos, she needs to finish the book. They head to the coffee bar. Katie says the basicness is rubbing off on them. Out of Stassi’s earshot, Katie asks how Beau feels dating an author. He says he’s been thinking a lot of the stress in Mexico was about the book. Katie says Stassi talking to her about some of it. We see a clip of Stassi telling Katie that she has trust issues, and she’s afraid of it ending. Katie tells Beau that Stassi is used to self-sabotaging. Now that she has a great guy, she doesn’t think she deserves it. Katie thinks she’s scared. Beau says he sees it too. In her interview, Katie says if Stassi doesn’t stop lashing out, she’s going to lose the love of her life. It’s time to do something drastic.

Brittany and Jax go to therapy. Brittany tells therapist Lindsey that she has people coming in for the engagement party on Tuesday. In her interview, Brittany says she might have gone a little overboard planning, but wants it perfect. We see a clip of her telling Jax that she wants to fairytale it up. She has a lot of family members coming in, and it’s the perfect time to show them how great she and Jax are doing. He can do no wrong in her mom and mamaw’s eyes, but she’s excited for Jax and her dad to talk. They used to fight a lot, and her family saw them fight. We flash back to some of that, and her dad’s concern, saying he’s not 100% on board. Brittany says they had a hard time for a while, and she wants her dad to see how good they’re doing now. Jax thinks for the most part, they’re good. Brittany says he still gets defensive, and says things are her fault, like if he can’t find his keys. Lindsey asks if Jax thinks that’s her fault, and he says, no. He just needs someone to yell at. I have no words, except at least he put it out there. Lindsey asks how he thinks that makes Brittany feel. Part of couple’s therapy is about slowing down and developing empathy. He says they’re going down the right path, but Brittany says she still doesn’t trust him a little bit. Like if he’s late, she’s wondering where he is. Lindsey says that’s part of the sadness; she’s being real. Jax says it’s the first he’s hearing it. Lindsey asks if it’s hard hearing it, and Brittany says she doesn’t want any what if?s once they’re married. In her interview, she says, every now and then, she sees glimpses of Jax’s old behavior; like him talking over her, or being disrespectful. Lindsey says, any time it happens, they have to be totally transparent. Jax says it’s made them stronger, and made Brittany stronger. She doesn’t let anyone bully her or push her around. Brittany agrees that’s true. In Jax’s interview, he doesn’t advocate anyone cheat to make their partner stronger, but that was some good that came out of it. Jax says Brittany tends to give everyone a chance.

Schwartz calls his banker, and says he needs $50K. She says she’ll put in a request. In his interview, he says he’s always wanted to be the dude with the suitcase filled with cash. He wants to show Lisa that he’s a man of action. We flash back to Lisa calling him a p*ssy, then to her telling him the check bounced. He has the banker double-check that he has enough. He feels like a gangster with a heart of gold.

Ariana and Kristen go out. Kristen says she’s courting Ariana, and Ariana says Kristen had to ask her dad permission. We see a clip of Kristen knocking on Tom and Ariana’s door. Tom asks who it is, and she says she’s the ghost of his apartment’s past, which is pretty clever. Tom shows her what changes he’s made. They sit on the couch, and Kristen feels like she’s sitting with Ariana’s dad. Ariana is finally ready, and Tom tells them, keep it PG. Ariana tells Kristen not to be a downer, but her dad died five years ago tonight. In her interview, Ariana says this was also when Kristen said Ariana was having an affair with Tom. It was like WWII. Kristen says she was a d*ck that day. In her interview, Kristen says she remembers saying she knew Tom was Ariana’s friend, but he was her boyfriend, and he left to be with her. That summer, she wasn’t thinking about Ariana’s feelings, and that her father passed away. She tells Ariana that she wishes it could be erased. Ariana says it all worked out, and Kristen says, the bottom line is that Tom and Ariana are better together than she and Tom ever were.

Lala sets up at her venue, Sweet! Hollywood. Katie joins her, and Lala says she has record labels coming in, but she’s trying to forget that. Ariana, Kristen, and Jax come in, and Jax says he’s here to celebrate. He finally had a solid poop. Thanks for oversharing. Peter brings in roses from Lisa, who couldn’t be there. The guys question Adam about being in the friend zone, yet still having sex. Jax says, that’s hard to do, but he’s doing it. Lala comes out.

In Lala’s interview, she says. this show is important. She’s releasing a song she wrote for her dad. Unfortunately, her dad never saw her perform. She starts to get choked up, and says, so this is special moment for her. She wants her dad to know that she’s grateful for the woman he raised. She wouldn’t be this person without him. Lala performs two songs. Afterward, Stassi says she was so intense; she was so in it. Lala tells Stassi that she’s a beautiful human being, and if anyone says different, they don’t know who she is. Stassi asks if someone’s been talking about her, and then laughs. Lala asks where Stassi and Beau are, and Stassi says she feels like an a-hole. Alcohol fuels it, and here she is drinking. It brings out the demons she already has; the feelings from the past. Alcohol makes her say, screw it. In her interview, Stassi says, for the first time, she doesn’t know what to do. She’s terrified by her own behavior. Beau is not replaceable. Lala says when Stassi freaks out, she has her back.

Tom asks Ariana how drinks went with Kristen. She says Kristen remembered where she was five years ago and felt badly about it. Tom says it’s going to sound bad, but at that point, he felt he was going through it with her in a sense. Even back then, she meant a lot to him. She says he was always a good friend, and he hugs her. In his interview, he says they were just friends, but he cared deeply about her, and had to be there. He knows what that means now, but maybe not at the time. Ariana says it’s been a great day.

Raquel asks if Graham is excited to see his friends. Graham doesn’t answer because he’s a dog. She tells James that they’re playing pin-the-tail-on-the-puppy, and some kind of poopy toss game. He hopes not with real poopies. In Raquel’s interview, she says, having a puppy is like having a baby. It’s a big commitment, and you have to teach it everything. They discover a real poopy in the hallway, but don’t say whether they’ll be using it for a game. In her interview, Raquel says, it’s good practice for the babies James will have. We all go, what? and she says, she meant her and James. Freudian slip? Tom, Ariana, Peter, Scheana, and Adam represent. Raquel’s mom, Laura, helps with everything. In his interview, James says, she has no barrier. She says what’s on her mind, and he’s like the embarrassed son. Laura tells Peter how handsome he is, and touches his chest.

Raquel explains the first game, saying, you chug rosé while blindfolded, spin around, and pin the tail on the puppy. It’s a cute puppy. Giving Raquel props for painting it. Ariana thinks the party is 98% Raquel and 2% James. In his interview, a producer asks James why the puppy shower is important, and he says, it was Raquel’s idea. He’s just going along, but he loves it. Ariana ends up having to wear the cone of shame, but it’s not clear why. Tom says it’s good James isn’t drinking. James says he didn’t drink at Billie’s brunch, and that’s probably why he didn’t take Lala’s bait, taking it to the next level. Tom asks where James sees himself. Does he see himself back at SUR? In James’s interview, he says he’s been fired and rehired several times at SUR, and has his foot back in the door. He tells Tom he doesn’t think his run there is over. Tom asks, what if it doesn’t happen? and James says he’d have to start a new life. Straight up (apparently, his new favorite phrase). Tom thinks you should always have back up. Raquel thanks everyone for coming, and says Graham is happy to have so many friends there. In her interview, Ariana thinks when people say how their pets feel, it means that’s how they feel. Well, yeah. You’re point?

Ariana doesn’t like bartending when she’s hung over, but here we are. Scheana gripes that she never sees Ariana any more because of living on the west side. Lala asks to talk to Scheana in private. She tells Scheana that she’s been counting how many times she’s been drinking, and thinks she has a for real problem. Her anxiety attack in Mexico was 100% driven by alcohol. She can’t mess with alcohol, and it needs to be a lifestyle. In Lala’s interview, she says she’s been feeling emotionally confused. She tells Scheana that she’s angry, sad, and happy. It’s a lot, and her heart is so broken. In her interview, she says that after her father’s death, she was drinking every day. She takes a break, then falls back, and starts breaking down again. Scheana says she thinks it’s become an issue, but she’s handling it by making the difficult decision to never have a drink. Lala adds that she’s on her period, and Scheana says, at least that means there’s no baby. Lala tells her, good point.

Katie drives Schwartz to the bank, since he gets skittish in the rain. Katie says he should handcuff the money to himself. He’s lost his ID a million times. In his interview, he in his fantasy, he hands off the briefcase, Lisa opens it, and says, well done, Schwartzy. Then he has sex with an Eastern European woman who’s trying kill him. He asks Katie if she’s coming to watch, but she says she’s taking Stassi to see a real oracle. She’s a bonafide witch, who’s studied with shamans. Katie thinks it could be a method of therapy for Stassi. In her interview, she says, Stassi could use some magic. She tells Schwartz that he’ll be fine, but he’s nervous. He wonders, what if gets mugged? What if the bank teller sends the information to someone else, and he gets abducted or killed? While he’s in the bank, Katie calls Stassi, and tells her they’re all set. She asks if Stassi is excited, and Stassi says, no; scared, but she wants to be exorcised. Schwartz comes back with a tote bag full of cash. He feels 17% sexier, and asks if she wants to pull over and have sex. She says, not particularly.

Tom brings Ariana to TomTom in the sidecar. Inside, he tells her it’s the quiet before the storm. Schwartz comes in with briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. Tom asks if he’s effing kidding. Schwartz says, people get killed for way less, and Tom tells him to shush. In his interview, Schwartz says when every time he visualized the scene, he was a different James Bond, A man of few words, sexy, debonair. Hello, Vanderpussy. I’ve got your money. Schwartz meets Ken and Lisa in the back. Giggy! He says he’s had a stressful day, and Lisa tells him, welcome to her world. He has something for her. He uncuffs the briefcase, and says he wants to show her that he’s serious. He opens the case, and they laugh. Lisa asks what he had to sell to get it, and he says, his body. She asks, how many times? and he says, ten thousand. She asks why it’s in small bills, and he tells her visual impact. Ken takes pictures. Schwartz asks If it’s official, and Lisa says, it’s official, baby. In his interview, Schwartz says, the name is Schwartz; Tom Schwartz. And I like my shots halved, not whole. In Lisa’s interview, she says she’s proud of him. Of course, it’s ridiculous. He drops the briefcase, and they gather up the packs. Lisa takes it to the safe.

Stassi is nervous. Oracle Amanda wants to do a quick clearing ceremony before Stassi comes in. Stassi stands in the doorway, holding her hands out, and closing her eyes. Amanda says, blah-blah-blah, boo! or something like that, scaring Stassi. In her interview, she says she loves the supernatural, and dabbling in it, but it’s normally more lighthearted. She feels like she walked into the Blair Witch house. Amanda, Stassi, and Katie sit in a circle. Stassi says she has issues with getting angry. She acts out, and it’s like she can’t control it. Katie says everyone becomes the bad guy. Stassi says she’s finally in a relationship with somebody wonderful, and she sees herself coming at him. She’s brought a photo, and gives it to Amanda, who sees lot of love between them. She says Stassi has to get the power under control. When she has angry outbursts, a demonic spirit is possessing her. In Stassi’s interview, she says, she’s not just mean; she’s demonic. Amanda says it’s possible the spirit is one she called in to protect her. She doesn’t need it anymore, and has to transform the spirit that’s causing suffering. She tells Stassi to call up an image of the demon. Think of the times she lashes out. We flash back to the times she’s gotten on Beau’s case. Amanda tells her to say out loud what it feels like. Stassi says, it’s hot and dark, like a heavy cloud. Amanda wants her to tell the spirit how she feels, and Stassi says, she feels angry. Amanda says, tell it what she wants it to do. Stassi wants it to leave, and Amanda does some chanting, and waves her arms around. In her interview, Stassi says she feels hopeful and helpless at the same time. It’s the most draining experience of her entire life. Amanda says, the circle has been cast, and asks what Stassi sees. Stassi says, it seems younger and lighter. A cloud on the best day. Like a Mario brothers cloud. Amanda tells her to feel it melting with her body, and tinkles some chimes. She asks Stassi to come back in the space. It was a turning point. Her wound has healed, and now Stassi can become the most magnificent badass version of herself. She asks what Stassi learned, and Stassi says, her trying to be powerful and in control, doesn’t serve her loved ones or herself. She doesn’t need be in control. It will be fine. In her interview, Stassi says, admitting you have demons is the first part in being better. She’s just begun the hard part. Katie says it shows Stassi is a worthy, beautiful person, and she’s proud of her.

Next time, Brittany’s family arrives, Scheana goes on a date with someone other than Adam, Lisa tells James not to be a two year old, and Brittany reveals her dress. Jax also tells Brittany’s father that he’ll always make himself number one, but I’m guessing that editing is involved. Even Jax can’t be that stupid. Can he?

🍝 It’s Still Not About the Pasta…

Of course everybody hates James.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/vanderpump-rules-recap-everyone-hates-james-kennedy/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🐉 A Dragon Flies Into Winterfell…

Sansa: What do dragons eat anyway? Daenerys: Whatever they want.

So after a two-year (!) break, we finally got a new episode of Game of Thrones. Nothing phenomenal happened, but that’s not surprising for the first episode of a season. They’re going to have to work up to topping a White Walker dragon and the Wall falling. The main points were that Samwell told Jon who he really is and at the end Bran saw Jaime come into town, and their eyes met. My favorite moment though, was Jon getting his first ride on a dragon. It was both exciting and funny, and like every childhood dream. A little rougher than riding on Falcor of The Neverending Story though. For a more detailed recap…

If you like it straight up (like James):

https://nypost.com/2019/04/14/game-of-thrones-premiere-offers-major-reveal-little-carnage/

Or with a tongue-and-cheek twist:

https://betches.com/game-of-thrones-recap-everybody-gets-a-reunion/

👑 When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. – George R. R. Martin

🔄 The New Nina…

So sad to see Michelle Stafford go, but switch happens.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-cynthia-watros-new-nina-170364?utm_medium=email&utm_source=SailthruTopStories&utm_content=16569706&utm_campaign=ABCsid_ed_TopStories_engaged_weekly_%202019-04-13&utm_term=Master_ABCsid_sitesignups

📡 In Case You Didn’t Know…

Meet Nora Buchanan.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-nora-buchanan-170373

🎈 Happy Anniversary!

I’m not always that keen on soap kids, especially since I have the feeling they often hire relatives, but Spencer is the best.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-nicolas-bechtel-anniversary-170347

🎬 A Documentary She’d Rather Not Be In…

Erika Slezak is getting around, but I’m sure this is one show she would have preferred didn’t need to be filmed.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-erika-slezak-2020-documentary-rebecca-schaeffer-170312

😞 A Tribute…

Y&R will be honoring Kristoff St. John.

https://starmagazine.com/photos/shemar-moore-the-young-and-the-restless-kristoff-st-john-tribute-eileen-davidson/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

⛅ Stassi’s Cloud…

I’ve never played video games much, because I was always too afraid I’d be one of those people who gets sucked in, plays 24/7, and ends up in rehab. So if, like me, you had no idea what a Super Mario Brothers cloud looked like, here you go.

 

 

April 4, 2019 – It Might Be the End, Behind the Anniversary, Vicki Returns, Not Happening Live, 90 Day Nightmare & Friday Disco

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Epiphany expects to see Carly in her Lamaze class. Carly says she’s done this before. Epiphany says, Josslyn is a teenager. Doesn’t she thinks she needs a refresher course? She wants Carly to be as prepared as possible. This baby is important to her too.

On the footbridge, Oscar tells Josslyn the lock will always be there, even when they’re not. They kiss, and he says he doesn’t want to leave her, but he has to. She looks panicked, saying, not tonight, but he means he has to get going. He has an appointment at GH.

At the gym, Drew lifts weights, and Curtis says Drew has some intensity going on. Drew hoped it would take his mind off things. Curtis says he hoped a workout would help him too. He has some things he’d rather not think about

Kim asks Julian if he has a minute. He says for her he has two or three. He tells her that she just missed Oscar; he was there with his friends earlier. She has a smart and brave young man. She doesn’t need a reminder, but she likes hearing it. Julian says if he’d had that kind of courage, he might have turned out differently. She thinks he’s okay from where she’s standing, but he says she wasn’t there in the good old days. He’s getting ready to close, and says if she sticks around, they could have a sleepover at her place, but she says they won’t be able to do that anymore.

Jordan meets Lulu at Charlie’s. She tells Lulu that she spoke to the WSB, and they confirmed Dante is being treated in an unspecified location. Lulu wonders about talking to Anna, but that was Jordan’s second call. Anna said she has to follow Bureau protocol. Lulu appreciates Jordan checking, and tells her, that’s what Dante said when he left. He’s gone and she has no way of knowing when, or if, he’s coming back.

Laura looks through some clothes. Her doorbell rings. It’s Doc. He asks to come in.

Ava sleeps on the couch, holding a bottle. A hand caresses her, and she smiles. It grabs her throat, and she starts to choke. She wakes up, and jumps off the couch, saying, where are you? She picks up a gun from the coffee table, and yells, come out! Come out and show yourself. Come and get me, you son of a bitch.

Laura heard Doc had a good day in court. He says, Nora more than proved she lives up to her reputation, and it didn’t hurt that Lucy put in her two cents. He’d thought Lucy paid his bail, but it was Laura. He’s grateful, and she tells him that he’s welcome. He says she didn’t have to, and asks why she did.

Jordan tells Lulu that she’s sorry, and the PCPD is there for her. She wanted to talk about another thing that’s totally unrelated. The RCMP and the FBI have suspended their search for Ryan. They’re satisfied he’s dead. Lulu asks if Jordan is satisfied, but Jordan is going to assume he’s alive until it’s proven otherwise.

Julian asks Kim if they’re breaking up again. She says, not a chance. Monica invited her and Oscar to live at the Quartermaine mansion. It will be good for Oscar to be surrounded by family. He asks what she thinks, but she doesn’t know. She thinks Oscar will be happy to have his parents under the same roof; he’s never had that chance. He asks when it’s happening, and she say she still has to tell Oscar, and find out what he wants. She plans on talking to him tonight when she and Drew are with him. She cries, wondering what she’s going to do. She has to talk to Oscar about the end of his life. Julian holds her.

Curtis Jumps rope. He tells Drew that Jordan thanks him for the flowers. Drew says he’s the reason she’s there; it’s the least he can do to get past the guilt. Curtis says neither of them blame him, and Drew asks how she’s doing. Curtis says, it’s day to day. She has dialysis two days a week, and still juggles a seven day work week around it. Sometimes he wants to hide her car keys, and make her rest, but he knows that won’t fly. That’s why he’s there getting it out. He asks how Oscar is, and Drew says, not good. He doesn’t have much time.

Josslyn asks if Oscar remembers the first time they came to the footbridge. He says they had their first kiss. Josslyn says, it was a great kiss, and he says, the best. He tells her that he got her something, and digs in his bag. She says he already got her the lock, but he says, it has to stay on the bridge; this is more portable. He brings out a box, and says, don’t worry. It doesn’t go on her finger. It’s a watch, and he points out, it’s digital. That’s important, because twice a day 11:11 will come up. He heard about the power of 11:11 on a podcast. When someone you love dies, it’s the time they reach out. So when it comes up, she’ll stop and think of him. He says, it’s kind of silly, but she says, not at all. He’s going to make her cry. I’m not far behind her. He thinks of it like a shout out from him after he’s gone. She says she’ll think of him all day, every day, and he says, when it’s 11:11, he’ll be thinking of her too. She loves it. He’s glad, and says, there’s one more thing. She doesn’t think she can take much more, but he says, sure she can.

Carly tells Epiphany there’s nothing to worry about, but Epiphany says it’s a high risk pregnancy, and Carly has a history of pushing herself. Mothers often overlook their own health because they’re caring for others, and Carly isn’t doing it on her watch. Carly calls her sweet, but Epiphany says she’s not. Ask her husband. Carly says Epiphany got him on his feet after he was shot. Epiphany says, he’s as stubborn as they come, and Carly says, they broke the mold. Epiphany says, they sure did. She saw how much heart he has, and saw why Milo is his biggest fan. Bad things happen there every day, but there’s always something good waiting around the corner. Epiphany is glad Carly and Sonny get to share one of them.

Ava calls the people who do security for the gallery. She has concerns about her residence, and needs a complete security upgrade; state of the art. And locks – a lot of them.

Laura says she knew Doc wasn’t a danger to society, and it would have been cruel for him to be locked up after being locked up in Ferncliff for so long. He thanks her for her faith in him, and sparing him jail. He wants to do what he can to make it better for everyone he hurt, especially her. She understands him wanting to help his brother, but doesn’t get why he wouldn’t talk to her about any of it.

Drew tells Curtis that he has to leave for a doctor’s appointment for Oscar. They’re going to be discussing end of life care. Curtis is sorry; it’s the worst. Drew wants Oscar to have a say in where he’s staying, the care he’ll get, and what he doesn’t want. Curtis says they’re wonderful parents to Oscar, and Drew says, most days it doesn’t feel like enough, but it’s all they’ve got to give. Curtis says, whatever happens, he has Drew’s back.

Lulu tells Jordan, it creeps her out, and Jordan offers to send someone to patrol the neighborhood. Lulu says Dante’s father has someone keeping an eye on them. Just track that sicko down. Jordan promises she’ll find Ryan or his remains. Lulu says she’s going to hold Jordan to that.

Julian asks how Kim thinks Oscar will react. She can’t imagine he wants to hear anything about hospice care. He tells her that he’s there for her. She can do this. She can do anything

Oscar scrolls on his phone, and Josslyn asks what is it? He tells her, patience is a virtue, but she says it’s never been her strong suit. He finds their song, I Never Knew, and she says he really did think of everything. He asks if he can have this dance, and they slow dance on the bridge. He suddenly collapses. She tells him, stay with her and keep breathing. She grabs the phone and calls 911. She says they need paramedics immediately. Her boyfriend has a brain tumor, and they’re on the footbridge in Blackstone Canyon. They’re in a bad position.

Jordan is about to leave Charlie’s, when Stella arrives. Stella reminds Jordan that she’s having dinner with her and Curtis, but Jordan says she thought she’d give them some auntie/nephew time. She’s been hogging him. Stella says, nice try. Curtis comes in and says the two most beautiful women on the planet are waiting to have dinner with him. Stella says he’s lucky his wife is there. She caught Jordan trying to leave. He says he’ll try not to be insulted. Jordan says she had to tell Lulu the search for Ryan was called off. She has to get to work, but he says, it will still be there an hour from now. Stella adds that she has an update on Jordan’s dialysis.

Doc says he didn’t tell Laura because he knew she’d want him to turn Ryan in, and she’d be right. It was like being an addict. You hide things from the person you love the most; the one knows you best, and will call you on your actions, force you to confront them, and get help. It was never about not loving her. He loves her so much. He can’t believe he’s thrown away the best thing that ever happened to him. She says Alexis gave her the divorce papers last night, and he asks if she’s signed them. She says, no; not yet, and the doorbell rings. It’s Lulu. Laura asks if everything is all right, and she says, most definitely not. She sees Doc, and grabs a huge vase, shouting, Ryan! Stay away!

Ava is wrapping things up with the security guy, who suggests an alarm on her valuables. She tells him that she’s not worried about being robbed. She sees Julian on the security camera, and lets him in. He says, what the hell is all this? and she says precautions. Ryan is coming back, and she’s going to be ready for him.

Epiphany wants Carly to take a CVS test. (Nothing to do with the drug store.) Carly doesn’t think she needs to, but Epiphany says there’s no shortage of risks. It will test for birth defects and genetic diseases. Carly says, it’s still scary. What if it doesn’t come back clear? but Epiphany says she knows it’s the right thing. Carly says her family can’t handle bad news right now, and Epiphany asks when she became a coward. Carly asks who she’s calling a coward. She had a moment of cowardice, and she’s over it. She tells Epiphany to go ahead and order the test. Epiphany says there’s the Carly she knows.

Drew and Kim meet at the hospital. She says Oscar still isn’t there, and Drew asks if he called. Her phone rings, but it’s Josslyn. Kim tells her, slow down. She runs up to them, and says, Oscar’s been admitted. He had a seizure, and he’s in a coma. He’s on the third floor. Drew and Kim take off.

Carly’s phone rings. It’s Josslyn, who says, Oscar had a seizure, and it’s really bad. Carly asks where she is, and Josslyn says, Oscar’s on the third floor. She’s on her way there. Carly says she’ll meet her. Josslyn runs up the stairs.

Curtis says he spoke to Stella about Jordan staying at GH for her dialysis. Stella says she’d want the same thing. Jordan has no objection to Mercy, but she knows the GH staff. Stella says the problem is with Jordan’s insurance; GH is out of network, and it would be a substantial co-pay. Welcome to my world, Jordan. Curtis was hoping an experienced social worker could finesse the system.

Laura tells Lulu, it’s Doc. He says he didn’t mean to frighten her, and tells her to sit down; he should go. Laura says they’ll continue their conversation later. He hopes so. Lulu is sorry she freaked out. She saw his face, and all the pain came back. Laura understands, and tells her, everything will be all right, but Lulu says, it’s not. Nothing is ever going to be all right again. Laura asks, what’s going on? and Lulu says, Dante left again, and she doesn’t know if he’s ever coming back. She cries in Laura’s arms.

Ava asks if Julian wants a drink, but he’d rather get an explanation. She says, safety first. She has to be careful. Ryan is out there somewhere. He asks if she honestly thinks he’s still alive, and she says, they didn’t find a body because he’s not dead. He’s coming back for her. That explains the bizarre calls. Julian says, they were robocalls, but she doesn’t think so. She thinks he survived. He dragged himself out of the Niagara River. He’s hiding out somewhere, healing, and has every intention of coming back. He believes they’re soulmates. He’ll try to find her, and when he does, she’s killing him. With marksmanship and good luck, it will be slow and extremely painful. He’ll have plenty of time to suffer, as he should for what he did to her daughter.

Kim talks to Oscar, telling him, please wake up for them. Terry comes in, and says, it’s the worst episode so far. They don’t know the extent of the damage, or the ramifications. She’s ordered a CT scan. Drew asks if a coma can lead to a seizure. She says not from a single one, but if it’s constant, and doesn’t allow the brain to get oxygen. He just collapsed, and didn’t convulse. Drew asks if he’s going to wake up, and Terry says, the test will explain more. Drew says, he’ll make it.

Carly finds Josslyn. She says they were at the footbridge. They were having the most amazing night. Oscar played their song, and they were dancing. She put her head on his shoulder, and he just collapsed. She starts to cry, saying they put breathing a tube in his throat on the way to the hospital. Carly says she did good; she got him there. Josslyn says, he can’t breathe on his own. She thought they had more time. Not now. This can’t be happening. They said six weeks. Carly wishes she could make it better. Josslyn says she can’t, and Carly holds her while she cries.

Lulu tells Laura that, Dante was afraid of what he might do. He felt like he was losing control. They broke something inside him in Turkey. She could sense it when she saw the pain in his eyes; it was like he was half there. She thought it would wear off, being with family, but it didn’t. She couldn’t help him. Laura says none of it is her fault. She says she’s his wife. She took a vow for better or worse. Laura says they have no idea what happened, and he needs this time to heal from the trauma. Lulu says, what about her? She was attacked and nearly died. How does she heal without him there? She’s just pretending everything is okay. Something is broken in her too.

Stella tells Jordan she’s made some calls, and is working her way up the bureaucratic chain of command. Jordan appreciates it, even if it doesn’t work. Stella hopes it does. She likes Jordan being at GH. Jordan’s phone rings. She asks them to repeat that, and jumps up. Curtis says whatever it is can wait until after dinner, but she says it can’t. It’s about Ryan Chamberlain.

Julian tells Ava that he’ll need a key and the code. He’s moving in. She says he’s presumptuous assuming she’ll let him. He promises he won’t hover, but he’ll keep her from shooting some poor unsuspecting guy. She asks, what about Kim? and he says she’s moving into the Quartermain mansion. Monica wants Oscar to be closer to his family. Ava says, good for them; not so much for him. Until she gets confirmation that Ryan is dead – which he isn’t – Julian is welcome to stay. She could use backup.

Drew and Kim come out of Oscar’s room, and Josslyn asks, what’s going on? Kim says Terry ordered a CT scan, and they’re waiting for the results. Carly says she’s sorry, and Kim thanks her. Drew says it could have been worse if Josslyn hadn’t been there. Kim asks if it was like in Niagara Falls, but Josslyn says, no; it was different. They were dancing, and he just collapsed. There was no convulsion. In Niagara Falls, he was awake by the time they got to the hospital, and talking to her. This seems worse. Terry takes Drew and Kim aside, and Carly tells Josslyn to give them privacy. Josslyn says she needs to know the result, but Carly says they’ll tell her when they’re ready. Terry tells Kim and Drew there’s a lot of intracranial pressure. That means there’s been rapid growth of the tumor in the past few weeks. Kim asks, how bad? and Terry says, it was extremely debilitating. He’s not responding medically. Kim asks if there’s any more they can do, but Terry says she’s afraid not; she’s sorry. Drew asks if he’ll regain consciousness, but Terry can’t say for certain. Drew tells Kim that he’s sorry, but this might be it. Kim cries. I try not to.

Lulu tells Laura, when she goes to the office, all she thinks about is Ryan lunging at her. She makes excuses to work from home. It used to be a place of solace before Dante left; now it’s a shell. She doesn’t feel like herself. She’s barely sleeping, and is concerned it will affect the way she parents. It’s getting worse, and she doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do. Laura thinks she should leave Port Charles.

Doc approaches Epiphany, and says his key no longer opens his office. She says the lock was changed, and he asks where he gets a new one. She says he can’t. He should have been notified. He asks, of what? and she says the Board met yesterday, and voted to suspend his practicing privilege at GH. He takes it she approves. She says she didn’t know Mary Pat or the producer, but she knew Kiki. She was a bright light. Generous and compassionate, with enough backbone to stand up for herself and others. His brother murdered her just because he could. Because Doc hid him from the authorities. He doesn’t belong there at GH. Not anymore. I totally understand, but you’d think they’d have told him.

Curtis tells Stella that he understands the Ryan Chamberlain case is a priority. no one wants proof that Ryan is dead more than him. The dude is a psychotic bastard, and it would please him greatly if Ryan’s ass was dead. Stella says, go on, and he says, it’s Jordan’s priority. She’s determined to go on like nothing happened. Aside from her dialysis, she’s made no allowances for her condition. He’s worried it’s going to catch up with her. Stella is worried too, but he can’t stop Jordan from being herself, or doing what she thinks is right. He’d be a fool to try.

Jordan goes to Ava’s apartment. She’s surprised Ava expected her, and Ava says she has new security cameras. She can’t be too careful with Ryan out there. Jordan say she just heard from the mounted police that Ryan has been found.

Terry tells Drew and Kim, if they’re lucky, and Oscar comes around, they need to prepare themselves. He might not be the same boy he was. Josslyn watches, and says, bad news. Carly says, looks like it. Josslyn says, so this is it. He’s dying now. This is how it ends. Carly doesn’t know. Josslyn says he’s hooked up to machines with a tube down his throat. Carly says, he’s not in pain. He can’t feel the tubes. If this is his time, then it’s his time. And if it is, he’ll go somewhere beautiful, where he can be strong and free. Josslyn says she needs to tell him that she loves him one more time.

Tomorrow, Lucy say she’ll give Doc a warm welcome, Anna asks Maxie what’s going on, and Ava wants Ryan to be alive so she can kill him.

🚑 What the Experts Had to Say…

Two takes on GH’s 56th Anniversary.

https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2019/03/general-hospital-celebrates-56-years-on-television

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-stars-celebrate-56th-anniversary-170246

✨ A Blast From Llanview’s Past…

I was hoping to hear Erika Slezak was doing more than guest starring, but I guess she can do what she wants after playing Vicki for a million years.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-erika-slezak-the-resident-155754

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/one-life-to-live-erika-slezak-blue-bloods-170251

📺 This week, Watch What Happens Live has had what I call cheap shows – i.e. a compilation of clips from previous shows. At least they went the extra yard by giving them a theme each night, with Andy sort of narrating between the clips. I admire Andy – he loved pop culture so much, he became part of it – but watching him is sometimes like watching Tom Cruise jump on that couch over and over. Tonight, the theme was OMG Moments. One segment posed the question of why Andy’s dog, Wacha, is no longer on the show. We saw clips of bad dog Wacha doing things like chewing up Maury Povich’s glasses, but I was surprised they left out the clip with Carol Burnett. Andy asked her to do her Tarzan yell, and when she did, Wacha went nuts, jumping all over her. She thought it was funny, as did I, but it still had to be mortifying. I thought it was such a missed opportunity, I almost tweeted @ him. Almost.

👗 Since it fills a void, I’ve been watching Project Runway. Tonight, the contestants were forced to go camping. Oh horrors! A spider! Good thing Nadine is gone. <snort> The challenge was to make a survival chic creation, using natural elements and found items, which sounded awesome, and it was. From the episodes I’ve seen, this was the first one where all of the designs were fabulous. Some were more practical than others, but they were all extraordinary, and I would have totally worn some of them. Especially the skirt with twig trim. Not so awesome, was having to create in the middle of the woods, where neither rain nor wind nor falling leaves stopped the designers from accomplishing their goals. When lanes collide…

💍 It’s Finally Over…

Or is it? Another chapter in the lives of the awful people who inhabit the 90 Day Fiancé orbit.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1028734/90-day-fiance-s-larissa-dos-santos-lima-and-colt-johnson-finalize-divorce?source=email&medium=emn-content-6&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

😎 Raise Your Disco Ball…

To another upcoming weekend.