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February 19, 2019 -Maxie Gets a Sample, Jim Gets a Beat Down, a Bahamas Trip is Planned & Sleeping

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What I Watched Today

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

 

😫 Dog sick. Husband sick. Hoping it doesn’t reflect in the editing.

General Hospital

In the examining room, Carly tells Sonny, it’s always so cold. There’s no clock in there either, like they freeze time while you’re trying to find out if your whole world’s about to change. Kim walks in, saying Carly’s OB asked her to cover the appointment.

Drew meets Jason on the pier. He tells Jason that he had another chat with Shiloh. Shiloh made a point of reaching out, and he wants to know why. Who is this guy? Besides Kim, Shiloh is the only person who remembers Drew’s past. He wants to know what kind of game Shiloh is playing.

Sam goes to The Floating Rib, and meets Shiloh. She has a question. He says he doesn’t have the answers to everything, but she says it’s about him. He tells her, fire away. She asks if, as leader of DOD, does he get a day off, or is he playing hooky? He says right now, he’s just a guy having a cup of coffee with a girl.

Michael meets Kristina at Kelly’s. He asks, is it him, or is she smiling? Kristina says, it happens. He says, it’s great to see proof. She says that’s why she asked him to meet her. She wants to talk about a new direction she’s going in.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s about to find the truth about Sasha.

Sasha goes to the nail salon, and tells the receptionist she has an appointment. It’s probably under Maxie Jones.

Curtis answers Lulu’s door. It’s Margaux, who asks if Lulu is available. She’s there to prep her for the arraignment. Unless she’s not up to facing Franco yet.

Drew tells Jason that he was doing all the talking. Initially, Shiloh was interested in what happened in Afghanistan, but then he told Shiloh about the memory switch with his twin. He seemed caring and concerned, but also too anxious. He only relaxed when Drew told him he wasn’t getting the restoration procedure. Since he claims they were so close, why would he be disappointed? For all that buddy talk, Shiloh seemed relieved that he doesn’t remember anything.

Shiloh tells Sam that the sister loyalty is compelling. She asks if sisters aren’t supposed to be loyal, and he says, of course, but people often find them because other support systems failed. Sam says that makes her so sad, thinking her sister would go to DOD because of that. Shiloh says from what he’s seen, Sam and her mother are devoted to Kristina, Sam says, more than devoted. He says he thought they would be distant, but his take might be tainted because of the last time their lives intersected. She asks if he’s calling her out now, but he says, no. He’s calling himself out for having preconceived notions, thinking she was the same person. She says, who stole his father’s money? He knows as well as she does that people change. She’s not the same person as she was before. Shiloh has no idea who she was before, but he’s more and more captivated by this person.

Peter says, about Maxie’s caper with Sasha… She says, it’s not a caper; it’s a mission. She doesn’t want to jinx it by talking about it anymore. He says he’s going to see Lulu, and Maxie has an idea. She’ll stop by Lulu’s when she’s done, and give him an update. He says he’ll be waiting with bated breath, and she says, as well he should.

Carly tells Kim it’s not urgent; they can reschedule. Kim says they can do that, but it’s not fair that she knows when they don’t. According to the bloodwork, congratulations. Carly is officially pregnant.

Margaux tells Maxie that she’s not required to be at the arraignment, but Lulu says she wants Franco to see her standing on her own two feet, and she wants the judge to look at her before sending that psycho to jail. Her mom will be with her. Margaux says, the mayor, even better. She says today is all about his plea, and if bail will be given. He still insists he didn’t do it. She tells Lulu, when he pleads not-guilty, don’t react, dispute with him, or interact with the judge. She’ll get her chance to talk when they go to trial. She asks if there are any questions, but Lulu says she’s covered everything. Curtis has a question. How is Franco?

Lulu asks how Curtis can ask that about the man who tried to kill her? She hopes he’s miserable, preparing for a lifetime in prison. He says they have an eyewitness, and a mountain of evidence, but Franco still maintains he’s not guilty. He wonders if Franco’s had a complete break with reality. Why throw away everything he’s struggled to build? To kill three people, and attack Lulu with no provocation? Margaux doesn’t care why; just that he did, and she can prove it.

Kristina tells Michael, it’s liberating, letting preconceived notions go, and letting her guard down, being aware in the present moment. She knows it sounds cliché, but Michael says, cliché or not, it’s working for her. She thanks him for not having to defend her choice. Sometimes her family makes her feel like she should keep looking over her shoulder. Michael says he’s also gullible, but she says, only in his personal life, not with business. That’s why she’s come to him for help.

Stella sees Marcus at Kelly’s, and asks him if the seat next to him is taken. She never knows if he’ll be glad to see her or rue the day they met. He says she’s the exact person he needs to be around. She asks, what’s wrong? and he says he’s feeling sorry for himself; the Valentine’s Day blues. She gathers it was different this year. He says he and Yvonne both loved Valentine’s Day. He would get her the biggest box of candy; not even the good kind, just the biggest heart he could find. This year, he got to watch her mooning over another man’s gifts. In his mind, he didn’t take it personally, but in his heart, he had rage. Not at them, but at Alzheimer’s.

Maxie tells Sasha sorry she’s late. She loves the color Sasha chose, and tells her, it looks best on short, square nails. Sasha was just planning on having them filed, but Maxie says, there’s nothing worse than the right color on the wrong execution. Sasha says, okay; trim her nails.

Drew asks if Jason dug up anything else. Jason says Shiloh founded a house in Beechers Corners with a woman named Harmony, whose real name is Lorraine. She was his right hand until he came to Port Charles, and she stayed in Beechers Corners. It seemed like she’s hung up on him, and was upset he moved on without her. Or maybe it’s because he’s interested in Sam, the woman who fleeced his father. Spinelli is doing some digging. Drew tells Jason, if he finds out anything, let him know, and jets.

Sam says she wants to be better, but she wants to see Shiloh; who he is. He says, someone who doesn’t pose a threat to her little sister. She understands why Kristina is there, but wants to find out more about him than the DOD guy. She’s the one who’s compelled now. He suggests they take a trip, and she asks, where? Hawaii? He wants her to take a drive with him. There’s something she needs to see in order to understand. She asks if she can’t have a hint, but he says, nope. He tells her to follow her instincts, and he hopes she makes the right decision.

Curtis admires how Lulu survived, and how she’s determined to move forward to see justice done. But he knows the criminal prosecution system, and at some point, they’ll want to know how she got away. She says she has no idea. He thought hypnosis brought back the entire event. She doesn’t know how it works, but apparently, she got so upset, Doc brought her out of it before she could remember the rest. Curtis asks if she thinks someday she’ll want to know the rest of it. She was thinking about that, and thinks when Franco is put away and she’s sleeping through the night, she’ll ask Doc to put her back under. She thinks it will help her recover. Curtis says she’s very brave. The doorbell rings. Curtis goes to answer it, and Lulu says she’s sure it’s fine. He says, that depends on who you ask. It’s Peter with flowers. He wanted to see Lulu at the hospital, but it was only immediate family – or Maxie. Curtis says he’s taking off, and Lulu thanks him. Peter asks if she’s okay, and she says, all things considered. She’s not 100%, but she’s standing there, and has an incredible story to tell.

Sasha tells Maxie, it seems hypocritical. If not for Valentin, she wouldn’t be in Nina’s life. When she first met him, he admitted his greatest regret was losing Nina. He made it sound like the most romantic thing ever. Maxie is sure it is – to him. She asks for a tissue, and surreptitiously takes the nail clippings out of the trashcan. She says, Nina is too honest and trusting, and expects others to be the same way. Sasha says, in all fairness, Valentin admits to everything Nina called him out on; his crimes and mistakes. Maxie says, that she knows of. If the he was as good at changing as he is at apologizing. Every time he turns over a new leaf, there’s another dirty secret under it.

Kim tells Carly and Sonny that they were spot on about the conception date. The sonogram confirms it. She’s six weeks along. They look at the sono, and Carly says, their baby.

Sasha tells Maxie that she did her best to discourage Nina from accepting Valentin’s proposal. She brought up Nina’s doubts, their history, and his history. Maxie wonders how it backfired, and Sasha says Nina told her, hearing Sasha saying it out loud, made her realize the past is past, and her future is with Valentin. She appreciated Sasha for putting it in perspective. Maxie says she hates perspective, and Sasha says, perspective is the worst. Who knew Nina would run back to him? Maxie says, classic Nina. Sasha has never met anyone like Nina, and she means that in the best way. Maxie says Nathan was a lot like Nina. They were total opposites in some ways. Nina is impulsive; Nathan liked to plan. Nina leads with her emotions; Nathan was rational, most of the time, but had her big heart and stubborn streak. Sasha says, it sounds like they made quite a pair. Maxie says, now that Nathan is gone, it’s even more important that the people who love her, protect her against people who want to use her big heart against her.

Kristina tells Michael, for the past few years, she’s been frustrated and confused, playing the role of the family screw-up. It’s a role she created for herself, being a disappointment. Michael says she’s never been a disappointment, and she says he’s taken the role as protector. She loves him for that, but hopes can he can invest in her future. She has a business proposal. She has no access to her trust fund until she’s thirty, and would like to borrow some money.

Marcus tells Stella that his Valentine gesture would be lost on Yvonne, but he couldn’t resist buying candy. Instead of a big box, he sent small boxes to the home, enough for everybody. Stella says it was a healing gesture. He’s keeping the tradition alive in a healthy way, and honoring what they had. He says, she’s right. It made him feel better; a little bit anyway. Stella says, a little better is still better. He likes the way she looks at the world. She says she’s not always rainbows sunshine, and he says, doesn’t he know it. Curtis comes in, and Marcus says his aunt is a ray of sunshine today. He asks, isn’t she always? Stella says they all know the answer. Marcus wants to give Curtis a long overdue thank you. If they hadn’t talked, he would have missed the opportunity to close a chapter in their history. He’s lucky to have her as a friend.

Peter hands Lulu a laptop, saying, more practical than flowers. The police impounded her laptop, but he persuaded them to copy the hard drive onto the new one. She says she felt like her right arm was missing. She’s getting back to work. He says, no work until she’s 100%, but she tells him, stop thinking like a friend, and think like a publisher. She has a great personal story for the front page. He says he’s not profiting from her attack. Murphy can do the report. Lulu says the events surrounding the crime are her personal story, only told through her eyes, in her voice. If he doesn’t want to publish it, there plenty of others who will.

Kim comes back to see Sonny and Carly with some follow-up. She says there are a lot of factors, and Carly says, like her age? Kim says there are many women older than she is who have babies, but yes. Couple with her previous history, her pregnancy is high risk. Sonny asks what the odds are of her having a stroke. Kim says, right now, relatively low, but that could change without warning. She tells Carly to be careful to check her blood pressure, manage stress, eat right, manage stress, get enough rest, manage… Carly gets it. Sonny says he’ll make sure she takes it easy. Kim says, if anything fells off, call. She’ll schedule another sonogram in a few weeks. She congratulates them again. When she’s gone, Sonny and Carly look at each other. In the hallway, Kim looks pensive.

Maxie arrives at Lulu’s, and Lulu wants her to tell Peter how difficult it is to change her mind. Maxie asks if he doesn’t know that already. Lulu says she wants to write a firsthand account of the attack. Peter is concerned that remembering will take it’s toll on her healing. Maxie tells him, throw in the towel. He’s already lost. Lulu leaves to charge her new laptop. Peter asks if Maxie thinks Lulu putting down her story for posterity is a good idea. Maxie thinks if it’s too much, Lulu will stop. If not, he has an amazing story. He asks how it went, and Maxie says she got an amazing (WOTD) manicure, and a bonus. A DNA sample from Sasha.

Kristina asks Michael to lend her $1500, and she’ll make payments with interest. If all goes according to plan, she plans to pay him back in a matter of months. He appreciates her well thought out proposal, but she can go to her dad and ask for money for school. She says her dad will give her a gift or a handout; it’s the last thing she wants. He says it’s free money, but she says, it’s at a cost. She’ll have feelings of guilt and failure. She needs to pay her own way.

Marcus has to go. Curtis tells Stella, it’s nice seeing her have a friend. She says, friends are good to have.

Kim looks at old pictures of Oscar on her phone. Drew joins her, and she says, long time, no see; it’s been forty-right hours. It’s nice to have a little respite from worrying about Oscar. Not that she’s not worried, but she got to give people good news today. She says she’s been meaning to show him this, and he looks at a picture of Oscar at about four years ole. He says, that face. It must be a real picture of the actor, because yeah, that face. Kim says, even then, Oscar was so much like him. She asks if he ever wonders… Never mind. Drew says, what?

Shiloh sees Margaux at the bar. He says he sees she signed up for more seminars. She says they’re resonating with her, and he’s glad they’re helping. She says the timing wasn’t a moment too soon. He tells her that people find Dawn of Day when they need to, and she says, however it works, she was lucky. He asks what led her there, and she says she was desperate to achieve a certain outcome, and betrayed a friend in the process. He asks, how so? She says it’s so out there, she doesn’t think he’ll believe her. He says, try him. She says, basically, she was in possession of information that was the key to her friend’s past that he couldn’t remember. She valued her end game more than his trust, and tried to use the information as leverage to get him to do something he didn’t want to.

Jason gets a text from Spinelli, but we can’t see what it says. Sam comes along, and asks what he’s doing there. He says, getting some air. Her? She says she lost something, and he says he’ll help her look. They walk over to a more private spot and kiss. He asks what Shiloh wanted, and she says to chat her up. He wants her to go away with him. Jason says, that would be a bad idea.

Michael tells Kristina, something he learned from his bereavement group is that you’re responsible for your own healing. He’ll lend her the money, and let her pay him back with interest. She thanks him. He has one condition. They need to have lunch together more often. She says, deal.

Sasha comes into Kelly’s, and Curtis says nice to see her. She says he sounds surprised. He is, a little. When they first met, she was opposed to the idea of any mother but the one who raised her, but here she is. She says he’s not half as surprised as she is. She promised herself meeting Nina would be a drive-by, but Nina dares you not to care, and then you can’t stop. He’s glad she feels that way. He’s the one who tracked her down, and has a personal stake in it. He’d hate to be the one who put Nina in a position to be hurt. She says, no one wants that. He says, when Valentin hired him, he was skeptical. It was too perfect. Valentin came up with the one way to guarantee that Nina would forgive him. He was on guard in case it was a set-up, but everything seems legit. Not just the DNA, but her connection with Nina. He hopes she’s as genuine as she seems.

Maxie tells Peter it shouldn’t be a problem to get a sample from Nina. They can find out if she and Sasha are really mother and daughter, or if it’s a plot by Valentin. Peter says Valentin is a formidable guy, but he’s never gone up against anyone like her. Lulu comes back, and says the temperature has gone up since she left the room. Enough about her. She wants to talk about them.

Kim asks if Drew wonders what it would have been like if they’d raised Oscar together. He says it’s crossed his mind. She wonders if it would have been a disaster, with him stationed all over. She’d still have had to raise him by herself. He doesn’t know. She knew him then, and knows him now. What does she think? She asks if he wants wishful thinking or honest, and he says, honest. She thinks he would have been a wonderful father to their son. He asks if that isn’t wishful thinking, and she says it’s both.

Carly asks what Sonny is thinking. She knows it’s a lot to take in. He says it’s not like they didn’t think or talk about it, but she says, hearing it from a doctor… Sonny says, it brings it home. What does she want to do? She says they have so many people who love them, and who they love. She believes the baby is a blessing. He takes her hand, and they hug.

Margaux tells Shiloh that she betrayed her friend. He says, betray is a strong word, but she says he trusted her, and she tried to take advantage of that. She tried, and failed. She had the key to his past it the palm of her hand, and he refused the deal. Shiloh asks what she means by in the palm of her hand, and she says it was a flash drive; a file with everything. Shiloh says, business records? but she says, mostly personal memories. His whole life. Shiloh asks, what happened to it? and she says her conscience got the better of her, and she gave it back. She’s hoping one day he’ll look. She doesn’t know. It’s up to him.

Jason tells Sam it’s too dangerous, but she insists there’s no way Shiloh will hurt her. I’m wondering how him saying go for a drive turned into some big trip. He says Spinelli got more information; he’s not sure. She says she’s going on the trip. He tells her, slow down and make a plan. She says they have one, and tells him that she’ll get all the information she can. He says that doesn’t mean she needs to go on a trip, but she says she knows what she’s doing. The guy likes to talk. She’ll get the information they need, so they don’t have to pretend. They can be together. He holds her, and kisses the top of her head.

Tomorrow, Cameron says it’s life or death important, Peter tells Maxie that they’re going to find out if Sasha is Nina’s daughter, and Ava is barely hanging on.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Stay away from Jeffrey, got him? Justin lies on the floor, bleeding.

Jeffrey asks if David is sure, and he says he is. He’s tired of being laid up. He wants his car keys. Jeffrey asks, what about mom? Every time he gets in his own car, he worries. David says Veronica knows the FBI is watching her every move. Jeffrey asks where David is going, and he says, just out. Jeffrey’s phone rings, and David asks, is that him? Jeffrey says, who? David says Jeffrey knows who he’s talking about. It rings again, and David tells him, answer it.

Justin says he’s hurt, and Jeffrey asks, what happened? Justin tells him not to act like he doesn’t know. He sent them there. Jeffrey says he didn’t send anyone anyplace. Justin asks, who did? David takes the phone, and says he sent them. Justin asks who it is, and he says, Jeffrey’s father, Judge Harrington. Justin calls him a SOB, and David says he’s already not abiding by the rules. He tells Justin not to contact his son again, Justin says, okay, and David gives the phone back. He tells Jeffrey to let him know if Justin contacts him.

Outside, David says he’s fine. Jeffrey says he’ll start it up, but David isn’t going to let him do that. He knows what Jeffrey is trying to do, but his mother knows she’s being watched. Jeffrey wants to be sure, but David says he doesn’t have to be; he’s fine. He tells Jeffrey go inside, and don’t worry about that boy. He won’t bother Jeffrey again. Jeffrey thinks David wants him to go in so he doesn’t get hurt. David tells him to touch the car. He does, and an alarm goes off. David says he had one installed on both of their cars. If it’s touched, even with a finger, the alarm goes off and he gets a text. Jeffrey goes back in, and David gets in his car. BOOM! Just kidding. He drives away.

Jeffrey makes a call. I’m starting to think he’s an idiot. Justin’s phone rings, and Jeffrey asks if he’s okay. He tells Justin that he’s sorry, and Justin asks, why did he let them do this? Jeffrey says he didn’t; he’s sorry. Justin thinks he’s losing a lot of blood, and needs Jeffrey to come help. Jeffrey says, call an ambulance, but Justin says if Jeffrey doesn’t help, he wants to die. He says Jeffrey doesn’t know how much he loves him. He did this for him. He’s never loved anyone like him before. Jeffrey makes him crazy, and his dad sends guys to beat his ass. What hell is that? Jeffrey apologizes again, and Justin says, then come help him. Jeffrey says he can’t. He’s taking care of his dad. Just call an ambulance. Justin hangs up. Jeffrey calls 911, but doesn’t know the address. He asks them to hold on, and scrolls through his texts

Kathryn is all happy with her threesome dudes. She says she loved it. Rocky says he did too. Roderick gets up to use the bathroom, and she tells him, hurry back. In the bathroom, he makes a call. I don’t want to know where he was hiding the phone.

Candace’s phone rings. She gets a picture of Kathryn in bed with them. She tells Roderick, good boy. Get her more. She’s sorry he has to sleep with that beast. He says she knows he’s a freak, and she says, do you. He has to get back. Candace doesn’t trust Rocky, but Roderick says he’s got this. She asks if the man is still there. He says yes, and a whole bunch of secret service are there. Roderick goes back in.

Kathryn is dressed, and asks him to zip her up. She has to go home. Roderick says, no, and she tells him that he lies so well; she’s beginning to like it. He says maybe someday she’ll believe he’s into her. She believes he’s into her money. He says he’ll miss her, and she tells him, keep it up. Maybe one day he’ll convince her. She leaves, and Rocky smacks Roderick with a pillow. Roderick says, it’s fine, but Rocky says, it’s not. She reminds him of his mother. Roderick says he’ll come out on top, and Rocky says, he’s sick. He jets, and Roderick says he likes her.

Hanna goes in where Candace sitting. Hanna asks what she’s doing there, and Candace says, trying to see Jim. Hanna says, that woman’s husband? Candace says Kathryn doesn’t care; why does she? Kathryn is in a hotel room right now with two men. Hanna says she doesn’t know that, and Candace says she’ll text a picture to Hanna. Hanna tells her not to send filth to her phone. Candace says those guys work for her. Kathryn has no idea how hard she’s being played. Hanna says Candace won’t stop, and Candace says, can’t stop, won’t stop. Hanna calls her crazy, and she says she gets it from her mom – or dad. She wishes she knew who he was. She prefers Hanna doesn’t talk to her, and Hanna is good with that. Candace can’t believe Hanna used to work there, cleaning up after these people. Hanna says, it’s better than selling her ass. Candace says she made more in one night than Hanna probably made in a year. Hanna asks if the President is Candace’s next victim. Is she blackmailing him? Candace says she has a bunch of secrets, and Hanan says she won’t be satisfied until she’s dead. Candace says, it will be a welcome relief. Hanna says none of it means anything, and Candace says, no. Nothing.  Hanna tries to show Candace a video of her son, and she tells Hanna to stop. Hanna doesn’t understand why it’s getting to her. She thinks Candace is realizing it could be her fault. Candace says, turn it off or she’ll do it. Hanna would love to see that happen. Candace puts in ear buds. Hanna sits on the arm of the couch, playing the video, and Candace bops her head to music.

George tells Wyatt that he’ll get out as soon as he talks to the grand jury. Just tell them what happened, and he’s free to go, but he has to tell the truth. Wyatt says, okay, but he wants a fix first. George says he can find one after he leaves, and Wyatt says then he’s not doing a damn thing. George says, Sara is on the stand right now. He needs Wyatt. Wyatt doesn’t care. Not until he gets what he’s asking for. George threatens to release Wyatt to his father. Wyatt says it’s the devil he knows. George says, it’s a devil far worse than he knows. He tells one of the staff to get the doctor. Give Wyatt something; fix him. She says, it’s risky, but George says, just get it done.

Jeffrey calls 911 to find out if the ambulance was dispatched. The operator says Justin called himself. Jeffrey asks if he was picked up, but she says, it was dispatched. He asks if she knows where Justin was taken, but she can’t give him that information. Jeffrey has to call him.

Madison arrives at work. The nurse in reception chides him for getting preferential treatment. Madison says it’s a very powerful family, and his co-worker says, the mother is crazy. Madison doesn’t know anything about that, and the nurse says, speaking of crazy, there’s a loony one in three. Madison asks him not to do that to him. He says the administration might give him special treatment, but he doesn’t have to. Madison goes into the room, and sees Justin. Justin says see what Jeffrey did to him? Madison thinks he’s special. Madison says Justin isn’t threatening him. Justin says he’s not, but this is what’s going to happen. Jeffrey doesn’t care about anybody but himself. Madison starts to leave, and Justin says, don’t love him. Jeffrey will turn on Madison. Trust him.

The nurse asks Madison what happened, and Madison says he can’t help him. It’s the guy who attacked him in the parking garage. The nurse says Madison told security he didn’t remember, but Madison says he knows it’s him; there’s surveillance of him. The nurse says he was seen in the vicinity, but the camera near Madison’s car wasn’t working. Madison says, he made it that way. The nurse suggests he tell the police, and Madison says, he is the police. He knows it’s him.

Jeffrey walks in, and says he was told Justin was there. Madison can’t believe Jeffrey is there to see him, and takes him to Justin’s room. He thinks he and Jeffrey trying to get to know each other is a mistake. He doesn’t think Jeffrey should call again. Jeffrey says, done. Justin says he didn’t think Jeffrey would come. Jeffrey is glad Justin went to the hospital. Justin says the neighbors called, but Jeffrey says, funny. 911 said he called. Justin insists he didn’t. Jeffrey asks how he is, and Justin says, missing him. Jeffrey tells him, don’t start. He has to get control of himself. He can’t keep doing this. Justin says, he knows. He just loves Jeffrey so much. Jeffrey says, it’s not love; it’s infatuation. There’s someone he wants Justin to talk to; Dr. Chambers. He’s an amazing psychologist, and can help. The only person Justin wants to help is Jeffrey, but Jeffrey says he can’t. Justin says they did this to him because he loves Jeffrey. Jeffrey says they did it because Justin threatened him. Justin says Jeffrey’s dad did this, and asks if he deserved it. Jeffrey says, maybe. For the record, Jeffrey is sorry it happened, but Justin needs to know if do this again, what comes back will be even worse. He has to go. Justin begs him not to. He asks if he’ll see Jeffrey again, and Jeffrey says he’s sure Justin will. Justin ask if Jeffrey will come see the place. Jeffrey says he’ll have to be careful, but yes, if it makes Justin happy. Justin says he loves Jeffrey, and Jeffrey says he love Justin too. Once again confusing the hell out of me. Just asks for a kiss, but Jeffrey says, no.

Jeffrey tells Madison, sorry, but Madison says, don’t be. Jeffrey says Madison wouldn’t understand, and Madison says, nope; he wouldn’t. Jeffrey says he has to respect it. Madison says, sorry to disappoint him, but unfortunately the bruises on the back of his head won’t let him. Jeffrey says he’ll see Madison at his dad’s. Madison says he’s trying to get a replacement.

Benny sits with Mitch in Mitch’s car, looking at pictures on a phone. Mitch told him it burned down. Benny asks where the Cryers live now. He doesn’t know, and Benny makes a call to Hanna, but gets voicemail. Mitch says, try Candace; she knows everything, but he get voicemail there too. Mitch says, she’s probably with the President. Benny asks what he’s talking about, and Mitch says, she was with Charles Frederickson, the President, when he was at the hospital. It was like a circus, secret service and everything. He says, Candace one-upped herself. What’s even crazier is, he likes her. Mitch heard him telling their mom how fond he is of her. Benny’s sister is going mess around and get First Lady now. Benny says he’s tripping, but Mitch says, anything goes in that place. Benny still gets voicemail, and Mitch suggests Veronica. He says he’s not calling that chick. Benny tells Mitch to call his family, and Mitch says he’ll probably get hell for this.

The FBI watches Veronica’s house. She pulls in, and marches over to the van, waving as she walks. She knocks on the window, and tells them, if they’re going to do surveillance, they may as well come in. They politely tell her, no thank you, ma’am, and she says they’re not fooling anyone in the van. She tells them, do what they must. She sees David pull into her driveway, and says, now that’s who they need be watching. David gets out of his car, and she goes back.

David sees they have their eyes on Veronica, and asks if he can come in. She asks how his back is, and he says, not good. She says she’s sorry, and they go inside. She says it looks like he’s getting around fine. He says, pain killers; she should know about that very well. She says, unfortunately, she does. She tells him, have a seat, but he’d rather stand. He asks if Alice is there. Veronica says she’s being sued for a hostile work environment. He’s sure it’s a lie. He wants to talk. She asks him if he recognizes the rug. The slight red blood stain where he slapped her to the floor. He doesn’t see any stains, but she says they’re there. She purposely didn’t clean them. She wanted to remember the moment he was dead to her. He says they both have those days. His was the day she sent Erica to him. She says she didn’t do that, but he says, she did. She ask if he’s there to kill her as he threatened to. He says, no. He’s there because he’d like to take her to dinner. We all go, wha-a-at? along with Veronica. He realized he’d gone way too far, and he’s there to apologize. She doesn’t trust him. What’s he up to? He says he realized how much he loves her. He was wrong to try to replace her. She tells him, get out. He says he’s serious, but she means it; get out. He says, okay, but he loves and misses her, and he was very wrong. He hopes she can forgive him. She repeats, get out, and he leaves. She sits down, visibly shaken.

Jim asks Diane where they are, and she says, the living room. He says, well, well, well. What a surprise. What do they want? Candace tells him, let Hanna go first. He asks what’s on her mind. She says if anything else happens to her son, she’ll finish him. Jim scoffs at the idea, and Candace says Hanna might not be able to do anything, but she can. He says, what? Show pictures of old Jim naked around town again? He doesn’t give a sh*t. He went after her brother because she’s the bitch whore who took his $8 million. She says he’s the bitch, and he’s not getting it back. He says, get the money today, or there will be three more stabbings. Hanna wishes he’d send someone. He asks if she thinks she scares him. What’s she going to scare him with? He says, she doesn’t scare him at all, calling her bitch. She says she’s not a bitch, and takes her earrings off. We all know what that means. Jim apparently doesn’t. He says she’s a bitch, and Candace is a trifling bitch. They’re both bitches. Hanna says she told him to watch what he says to her, and suddenly, they’re both on him, beating the crap out of him. I cheer.

Next time, Hanna says she’ll kill Jim, Kathryn is ready to cut them off, Mitch visits Jim with Benny, and David wants to get back together with Veronica.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kyle visit LVP. She asks why LVP has no guard dog, and LVP says she has the swans. That’s a really good point. Swans are beautiful, but can be mean. They get in Lisa’s car. In her interview, Kyle says she loves LVP. She’s been going through a hard time, but they laugh anywhere they go. This time, they’re going for some kind of facial procedures, and discuss it on the way

Kyle says they’ll be looking like different people when they come out. In Kyle’s interview, she says they live in a town where nobody ages. They have to do the latest and greatest treatments. We see a clip of Kyle and LVP talking with Paul Nassif (Botched). The doctor comes out. LVP says she wants to rejuvenate her neck. He asks if she wants laughing gas, and she says, oh yes. Kyle asks if he has some to go. LVP inhales it, and Kyle takes a video of her getting loopy. She says, it’s like drinking a bottle wine without a hangover. She tells Kyle, have one, holding out the tube. It will make her stress go away. LVP realizes Kyle is filming her, and says, it’s not funny, but does she look beautiful? In her interview, LVP says she and Kyle love to have a laugh. After everything she’s been dealing with, a brief respite is something important. The doctor says she has a brand new neck. He asks Kyle what she’s doing. She can’t decide, but thinks something with her eyes.

Erika is meeting LisaR and Dorit at a restaurant, and orders an Arnold Palmer while she’s waiting. When they get there, she orders a bottled beer. Dorit and LisaR reminisce about the kegs of their high school and college days. Dorit tells LisaR about the robbery. Kyle thinks they should get a Doberman or Rottweiler. Erika suggests a German Shepherd. In Dorit’s interview, she says with everything that happened after the Lucy situation, she thinks it’s safe to say they’re family is putting getting a dog on the back burner. She says she can’t bring herself to talk about it, and could use a getaway; a girls’ trip. They talk about Tahoe, and Erika thinks they have a house there. Thinks. They have several houses, including one near Kyle, but she’s never been to that one. We see a clip of her telling Tom about the pool tiles she picked out falling apart. She’s good worrying about one place. She’ll get to the others someday.

Dorit says her sister went to a new place in the Bahamas, Bahamar, and said it was exquisite. In her interview, Dorit thinks a trip would be a great way to connect, and a safe space for them to duke out their issues, and find a way forward. Dorit says she’ll draw a map, and they’ll make a plan.

We meet Denise’s boyfriend, Aaron. Daughter Sami tells Denise she failed her English test; Denise asks if she needs a tutor, and Sami thinks that might be a good idea. In her interview, Denise says she was being provocative in the past, and the effect on future kids wasn’t something she thought of back then. Now she has two daughters, Sami and Lola, whose father is Charlie Sheen. Since she and Charlie are both nuts, they have a shot at being normal. She adopted Eloise when she was born as a single mom. There was a rumor that she was Charlie’s child with a hooker, but that’s false. She laughs. They recently moved to Malibu, and Aaron moved in with them. It’s four bedrooms; simple, beachy, clean, Zen. She thinks it’s a fresh start for all of them. She and Aaron have been together over a year, and she feels like he’s her soulmate. He does frequency work, balancing the body, and she met him when she started going to his clinic. She tells us she’d have to video what he does for people to understand, but it’s fascinating and crazy. With her ex Charlie, if she hung the toilet paper wrong, it was like she burned the house down. She’s grateful for this relationship. She asks Sami about homecoming, and Sami say she hasn’t been asked yet. She tells Sami that she can’t date until she’s sixteen anyway. In Denise’s interview, she says her parents were strict, and she couldn’t date until she was sixteen. I actually don’t think that’s too unreasonable, although I was slightly younger. She wonders if she’s doing her kids a disservice because of her own wild ways. Sami says she wants a boyfriend, now that Denise said she can’t have one Sami calls Charlie, and asks if she’s allowed go with a guy to homecoming. He says he trusts her judgement that he’s the right person to go with. Denise says, whatever. She’s not mad, but she disagrees.

PK and Dorit have wine. He says he had an aggravating week. He’s been on tour for four weeks. He thinks they’ve both had trying, long weeks. Dorit says she had dinner with Erika and LisaR. She thought it would be nice to go on another trip. It will bring them together. He says she’s not asking Teddi, but she says she was thinking of it. With everything that happened, she wants to give it a chance. In her interview, she says they took a baby step at Kyle’s party. She’s hoping Teddi doesn’t interfere in her business, and not make a mountain out of a molehill about the dog situation. They had some differences – we see a clip of the argument over Dorit being late – but they’re trivial, and Dorit wants to put it behind them. PK thinks it’s super cool of her. She says they’ll go there, clean the slate, and move forward. In Dorit’s interview, she hopes that LVP knows she had the best intention with Lucy, and wants to move forward. She tells PK, wish her luck. He says she doesn’t need it. The ladies are the lucky ones.

LisaR and Teddi walk in the hills. Teddi is getting ready for a half-marathon. They see a huge rattlesnake, and LisaR says better here than at her house. Harry doesn’t like to kill them. We see a clip of him showing the kids a baby rattler in a jar. LisaR asks, whose husband does that? I’d probably be the same way. I relocate spiders. Teddi says her work stuff is good. The business has grown, and now she has a different lifestyle. LisaR asks about her taking an acting job. Teddi says she almost turned it down. She doesn’t know if she’s a decent actor. In her interview, we see a clip, and she says he doesn’t think it’s going to lead to an illustrious acting career. She did it to have fun, and just see if she could do it. She tells LisaR that she had big dreams when she first moved there, but put on weight. She was sent out for pilot season, and got a call from her manager that she needed to lose weight or no one would hire her. She didn’t realize it was contingent on her losing weight. She said she was never doing it again, and took a negative turn, developing a problem. Food was her best friend. In her interview, LisaR says they all have issues with their bodies. In the business, you have to look a certain way. Teddi says, it went on for years. It didn’t define her, but it did define what she does. The second you’re not practicing what you preach, you’re a complete fraud. LisaR gets it. Teddi says posting her workouts every day keeps her humble.

Kyle goes to Mauricio’s office. He says everyone is out working; Vera is at an open house. Kyle thinks she might go; she loves looking at them. Mauricio says there are some great properties on the market. Kyle thinks her eye is blinking too slow, and he laughs. She tells him, it’s not funny. In her interview, she says she’s a hypochondriac. There. She said it. As a mom, she doesn’t feel complete without her husband and kids being together. That’s when she’s 100% Kyle. Each one that leaves is difficult, and now Sofia is going to college. We see a clip of everyone at the dinner table, and Mauricio asking what they should do before she leaves. Sofia suggests they have a party every Friday until she goes. Mauricio likes it. Kyle sys her dream was to be a mom and have kids. The last one will be hard. Mauricio says he had to sleep in an awkward position to cuddle with Portia. I identify, since I do that for my dogs. He knows it’s not lasting long. Kyle gets weepy, and Mauricio says it’s not like it’s the first time. She still has two more babies. She says, life changes every time one of them leaves. Mauricio says they’ll also get married, and she’ll be a grandmother with amazing grandkids. She says she’s preparing herself by… she doesn’t know how to prepare. Since she has dogs, it’s easier. Dogs make everything easier. I said that, not Kyle.

LisaR gives the dogs cupcakes. Amelia brings in her new French bulldog puppy, who tries to nurse on he. She tells LisaR about seeing a mom and daughter who looked like they were suffering with an eating disorder, and it was hard to watch. In LisaR’s interview, she says when she first realized something was wrong, her immediate response was, you gotta eat. It scared the sh*t out of them, including Amelia. Amelia says, no matter how many deaths she heard about, all that mattered was her skinniness. She doesn’t want it to happen to other people. She could have died. In her interview, LisaR says, it’s a scary thing when your child is suffering. You feel helpless. Amelia says all of her friends think about calories. They see the bread basket, and it’s like, holy sh*t. LisaR says Amelia started watching food shows, and she thought it was weird for her to want to see people eat. Amelia hopes that people in the industry stop putting on a façade of perfection. In LisaR’s interview, she says she’s always been aware of her weight and what she look like, but that’s not who she is. She tells Amelia about Teddi’s struggle, the agent asking her to lose weight and her gaining two hundred pounds as a result. It triggered her in the opposite way. In her interview, LisaR says she sees the brutalities in the business, and she doesn’t want it to be the only thing her daughters focus on. She thinks she and Harry have shown them there’s more out there. Amelia says she gets so many comments on Instagram, asking how she got out of it. She’ll never be out of it. LisaR says when Amelia came out publicly, she was shocked and proud. She showed everyone something others would never do, a vulnerability that’s so fragile. LisaR is proud of her.

In the car, LVP tells Ken that he’s rear-ended too many people. He says it’s not his fault. She says if he rear-ended them, it’s his fault. She tells him that if you end up in bed with someone and rear-end them, it’s your fault. That LVP. She loves dirty talk, which is so much less dirty with a British accent.

Kyle tells Sofia that she feels guilty about going to the Bahamas. Sofia says she’s not leaving yet, and they’ll be together in DC when Kyle drops her off. Kyle begs her not to leave.

Ex pasty chef Chris Ford sets up shop at LisaR’s. In her interview, she says everyone is away, and there are only so many bikini shots she can put on Instagram to get attention. So she invited the ladies over, including Camille. She tells everyone that Kyle is at a tequila tasting, and won’t be there. Neither will LVP; there’s something wrong with Giggy. 😢

LVP meets Ken at Villa Blanca. Harrison! She says she’s emotionally depleted, and couldn’t put on a brave façade for LisaR’s party. She orders some food, and says TomTom is doing well. Ken says it’s been a lot of work, especially the last two weeks. She asks what he thinks about her going on the Bahamas trip. It’s terrible timing. Ken says, it’s a must. She should go anyway. She says she hasn’t been herself, and has been emotional, but she’s never been there. In her interview, she hopes it will give her a renewed vigor; a fresh outlook. She asks if he’s going to keep Giggy by his side at all times. Ken says Giggy isn’t well, but he’s a strong little bugger. We see a clip if Giggy at the vet. He’s going to need a pacemaker, and LVP asks about the chances of him not surviving. The doctor says less than 20%, and they’ve never lost a patient. LVP thinks it will be a bit of a challenge, but she can use some time away. Dealing with Dorit has been exasperating. The way she handled it, the dog ended up in a kill shelter, when she should have just given Lucy to them, but she loves Dorit anyway. She’s taking the plunge and having fun again. Ken toasts to the Bahamas. She tells Ken that he’s not going to have fun. He’s going to work.

Everyone arrives. There are various small dessert treats in bowls – macaroons, candies, and such – on the gigantic kitchen island. Chef Chris has the ladies write notes to their loved ones, and put their chosen ingredients inside a chocolate half-heart with the note on top. Then they melt the edge of the other half, and fuse them together with some kind of spray. They decorate them with what seems like metallic spray paint. In her interview, Denise says she wouldn’t refer to this as baking or pastry. There’s no dough. She doesn’t know how they’re calling it pastry class. Pastry or not, it’s cool. They go into the dining room for pastry eating class. There are all kinds of sweets on three-tiered dishes. Dorit is weird about the calories, asking if she can take it home. In her interview, Erika says she eats dessert every day. You’re not going to blow up, and if you do, you can work it off. Eat the effing cake.

Erika asks Denise how she met Aaron. Denise says after a few times of going to his center, they had sex in one of the rooms. They’ve been inseparable ever since. He’s still technically married, but they’ve been separated for two years. We find out that the future ex-wife is Nicole Sheridan, who Harry was married to for eleven months. In LisaR’s interview, she says, there’s intertwining stuff going on. LisaR explains that Nicole went to a Michael Bolton concert, and ran off with him. She thanks him to this day. They toast to Michael Bolton. LisaR says she wouldn’t have her beautiful children without them. In her interview, Teddi says she’s never had that urge when she sees Michael Bolton, and I literally LOL. Teddi talks about meeting Edwin, but I’m laughing too hard from her interview comment to hear what she says. We learn they do it twice a week, and it’s very scheduled. In her interview, Denise says she gets it on with Aaron every day. I’m not a prude by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t recall ever talking much about sex to my friends other than, was it good? and maybe questions about something weird.

The ladies pack for the trip. Of course Erika has her assistants helping to put her outfits together. She says she’d better stop eating now. At almost 6 am, it’s time to leave. Kyle kisses one of the dogs goodbye, and closes the door way too loudly on her way out. They meet at the airport. Dorit wants their trip to be luxurious, glamorous, and fun. They’re flying in a private jet, and it’s a brand new resort. First class all the way. LisaR asks, who doesn’t want to fly in a private jet? Erika says not many people get that experience. One day, you’re in the Gulf Stream, and the next, you’re flying coach. It not about how you got there, but that you’re effing there.

I’m dying because I wish I could be on one of those jets. Even if it’s just for a half hour like on Vanderpump Rules. These girls have a lot more food on board – there’s an entire buffet. Dorit explains what she’s organized. They’re going to a private island for lunch, and massages will be available. All of the rooms are beautiful. She asks if LVP wants to stay in a suite with her, but LVP doesn’t want to share. I would think she might want a room to herself, in case she needs to be bummed for a moment. Erika says she’s available. LVP says Dorit has snoring and gas problems. LisaR says, she’s back. Cheers! Kyle says, it’s all fun and games, and then one jab goes too far.

Next time, omg this place they go to – it’s incredible – LVP wants to move on, Erika says she’ll defend herself to the bone, Teddi says she never told a soul, while LisaR looks like the cat who ate the canary. Hmm…

🔺 You Don’t Need To Have a Point, To Have a Point…

where I should be is sleeping, so I’ll let Harry lead me off.

February 7, 2019 – Evidence is Found, Half Phil Half Chef, Told You & More Blue

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Margaux runs into Sonny coming out of the elevator. He asks if she’s on her way to prosecute Franco. She says she’s not bound tell him anything about the investigation, but he says he already knows Franco was ID’d.

Alexis asks Scotty if he had a rough night. He says, wouldn’t she like to know, but she says, actually, no. He asks what he can do for her. She has an update on Gail’s will. His phone buzzes. It’s Elizabeth, who’s been calling all night. He says he’s having a problem with modern technology. She tells him Franco has been arrested.

Jordan comes into the interrogation room, and asks if she should call Franco Mr. Baldwin or Franco. He says call him a lawyer. She says she’s just there to apprise him about the situation. He’s going to be remanded to Pentonville; no bail. They’re compiling evidence, and searching the house and the art therapy room. He says, search away. He’s going to sue them for false imprisonment and harassment. And when he’s done suing them, he’s going to own Port Charles.

Elizabeth sees the police tossing the art therapy room, and asks, what’s going on? Chase says they have a warrant. She asks why they’re making a mess. They’ve ripped the patients’ artwork apart, after they invaded her house. She asks if they don’t respect anything or anyone. Griff comes by, and suggests she take a second outside with him.

Not-Doc talks to himself, saying, Franco had such talent. It’s logical that he’d revisit it. He did. Ava comes in, and asks if he knew. He says she’ll have to be more specific. She says he knew Lulu ID’d her attacker, and someone was arrested, but she hasn’t found out their name. He says it’s standard protocol, since no formal charges have been filed. She asks, what about the right of the victim? Someone should have told her. The sick bastard who killed her daughter was caught, and he knew. He says she knows how it works, and there are two other reasons for not revealing the name. To help facilitate the investigation, and to protect the suspect from someone seeking retribution. She says, like her? and he says, no. Like him.

Oscar, Drew, and Kim wait in Terry’s office. Terry arrives, and says she has Oscar’s latest test results. Drew tells her to give them some good news. She shows them pictures of the scans, and says the progression shows the scan at the onset, where there’s considerable growth into the brain tissue. Compared to the end result, the tumor is slightly larger. They took a third scan this morning, and there are no discernible differences. Oscar says, the tumor has stopped growing? Terry says they’ve gotten a mild reprieve.

At Charlie’s, Julian asks Josslyn what he can get for her. She says she’s meeting Oscar, but he has an appointment, so she isn’t sure when he’ll get there. Julian is surprised they’re not going to Kelly’s, but she says Oscar likes the food at Charlie’s. Julian regrets letting Josslyn mess with his head. He’s not letting a teenager rule his life again. She says Oscar’s parents can now focus on him, and Julian is free to be with someone more his type. He’s welcome.

Griff asks Elizabeth why the police are there. Elizabeth tells Chase that everything had better be put back before Franco sees it. Chase says he’s in custody, and they don’t anticipate his release anytime soon. Griff asks, what happened? and Elizabeth says, they think Franco attacked Lulu.

On the phone, Scotty asks for case histories on hypnotism. He also wants dossiers on Doc and Lulu. He tells Alexis he has to go. She asks where the fire is, and he says, the PCPD. He asks what the bottom line is. Did a cousin come out of the woodwork? Alexis says the delay is by design, and the details aren’t going to be revealed until April 1st. Does the date mean anything to him? Surprisingly, he doesn’t make a joke about April Fool’s Day, but says he’ll have to cancel his trip to the Bahamas. He thanks her for illuminating the situation. She leaves, and she opens her copy of Shiloh’s book, Every Day is a New Dawn.

Sonny tells Margaux it wouldn’t be the first time Franco nearly killed Lulu. Margaux is aware of the history. Before his brain tumor was removed, Franco created art installations based on the murders he committed. He was fixated on Jason, and terrorized everyone associated with him; Sam, Michael, Dante, and Lulu. Sonny says, then he used the brain tumor defense, and walked away free. He doesn’t want Franco getting away with it again.

Ava tells not-Doc it’s sweet of him to be her avenging angel, but it’s not his style. The retribution part doesn’t quite fit. He says she’s spent too long a time fighting for her place in the world alone. That’s over now. He’s by her side. She says he’s too good for her, and he tells her that’s the first time anyone has said that. She says surely Lucy or Laura would have said something, but he says, don’t bring up their names. They didn’t know him like she does, or inspire him like she does. She’s everything to him. If someone hurts her, they hurt him, and he will exact payment. He’d do anything for her. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Chase, who asks if has the file. Not-Doc asks if he has the warrant, and Chase gives it to him. Not-Doc wants to put it on the record that this goes against what he believes as a psychiatrist. Chase says, even if it prevents another murder? Ava asks if this is about Kiki’s killer, and if it’s one of not-Doc’s patients. Not-Doc tells Chase she’s going to find out soon enough, and tells Ava they believe Franco is the killer.

Elizabeth tells Griff that they took Aiden ice skating, and everything was fine until Jordan showed up. Lulu ID’d Franco as her attacker. Griff asks if Elizabeth thinks she’s lying, and Elizabeth says she thinks Lulu is confused. She believes Franco. She knows him, and knows didn’t attack anyone. They have a beautiful life. He would never throw that away. She has faith in him. Griff says he’s realized, faith isn’t something you just have; you choose it. If you don’t examine your beliefs, you’re just blind.

Scotty blows into the police station, and asks, where is he? Jordan says if he’s referring to Franco, he’s in the interrogation room. He asks, how bad is it? and she says, Lulu identified Franco as her attacker. Scotty says, sorry, but Lulu isn’t exactly a reliable source. Jordan says, Doc performed hypnotherapy, and Lulu was clear. If they get confirmation of her account, Franco is in a lot of trouble.

Ava says, Franco loved Kiki like she was his own. There’s no way he’d hurt her. Chase says he hasn’t been charged yet, but they know he’s connected. She asks what evidence they have, and what plans are there to file charges? Chase is sorry, and hopes her questions are answered soon. He leaves, and she asks not-Doc how long Franco has been suspected. He seemed at the ready with the file. He knew this was coming. He says, only since last night. He was there when Franco was arrested. She says it didn’t occur to him to tell her? He says, there was nothing definite. He thought they’d wake up to the news Franco was released. Apparently, Lulu’s statement was enough cause to hold him. The last Ava knew, Lulu couldn’t remember. He says, with help, she was able get past her memory block. Ava asks, what help? and not-Doc says, not what, whose. His.

Alexis watches Sonny talking to Margaux. Margaux says she doesn’t want the case tainted, and Sonny says it never crossed his mind. She tells him, don’t kid a kidder. She doesn’t need him ignoring or circumventing the law. He feels like she’s still after him or his family, but she says she doesn’t have it out for him. She has it out for lawbreakers. He’s just a humble coffee importer. She tells him, just keep roasting his beans, and keep his hands clean, and there will be no trouble. He wonders where he’s heard that before. She says he’s hearing it from her now. She decided to let it go and move on. She’s living in the present, and not ruled by her past – or his. She gets into the elevator, and Alexis and Sonny smile at each other.

Oscar says this means he can get going and meet Josslyn. They can finish up themselves. He wants to give her good news for a change. He dashes out, and Terry says it’s nice to see him in high spirits. Kim asks if she has anything else, and Terry says they’ll continue to monitor him. She tells them, keep in mind that, although the tumor didn’t grow, it didn’t shrink. Drew says, it’s not a miracle. Terry says, it’s a reprieve.  A temporary one. The prognosis remains same.

Sonny sits with Alexis. He notices she’s reading the book, and says Jason isn’t thrilled with Kristina’s new friends. She knows he doesn’t approve, and Sonny asks if she does. She says she’s not weighing in on her adult daughter’s choices – anymore. Sonny says she’s met Shiloh. Doesn’t she think he’s a little off? She says, the whole thing is weird. He says Kristina doesn’t think so. Alexis says she’d like Kristina to have a conventional life, but that’s what she wants, not Kristina. Neither of them have had conventional lives. She wonders what Sonny’s mother would think of his choices.

Terry says everything depends on how long this lasts, but eventually the disease will progress. The symptoms will become more pronounced, and his condition will deteriorate. His life will become more difficult. It’s in his, and their, best interest to have a plan, but there’s no need to get into it now. It’s a respite for them too. Take a breath, and treat themselves. Take Oscar on a trip. Enjoy each other’s company. Create memories they can keep forever. I like Terry, and hope she gets a real storyline someday.

Elizabeth doesn’t think Griff should be giving her advice on faith, having it or keeping it. He says he doesn’t want her to get hurt, but she says, too late. The man she loves has been wrongfully accused and locked up. When you love someone, you leave yourself wide open for heartache. Hasn’t he learned that? She asks Chase, how much longer? and he says they’re almost finished. He asks if an officer found something useful, and the officer tells him, have a look. Chase says, damn. Bag it. The commissioner will want to see it asap.

Margaux arrives at the station, and asks Jordan what’s the status on the suspect. She says he’s on hold, and conferring with counsel. Scotty just got there.

Scotty asks Franco how it’s going, and what did he tell them? Franco says he didn’t do it, and asks how Elizabeth is. Scotty says, she’s okay. They did a search of the house. Franco assumes the boys were home, and says, damn (WOTD). Aiden has been having a hard time, and Jake is just getting over his PTSD. It can’t be easy to see the cops going through their stuff. Scotty tells him, don’t worry. He’ll straighten it out when he gets out. Franco says, if Scotty gets him released.

Jordan tells Margaux, Lulu’s statement is compelling, but there’s not much physical evidence. Franco’s alibi is thin, but there’s no DNA evidence. It makes the case harder to build. Margaux reads through the file, and likes how the case is going, but Jordan says, it’s not a slam dunk. She gets a text message, and says, the case is getting stronger by the minute.

Not-Doc tells Ava that he’s licensed to practice hypnotherapy, and he’s good at it. He was tasked to help Lulu regain her memory, and he did. She says it couldn’t have been Franco, but he says Lulu was more than certain; she was viscerally terrified. Ava asks if it’s possible she saw someone who resembled Franco, or is mixing two memories. Not-Doc says, she clearly recalled Franco showing up at her office with a knife. In all likelihood, he’s responsible for the other murders. She says, something doesn’t feel right. He says she was so determined to find justice. Why isn’t she relieved? She says she witnessed Franco’s transformation first hand. The man he is now isn’t capable of harming someone he loved as much as Kiki. Not-Doc tells her, don’t try unraveling a serial killer’s mind. It will make you crazy. He tried with his brother. Ava says he was treating Franco. If Franco was unraveling, he would have noticed. Or did he?

Alexis tells Sonny that she’s not blind to the drawbacks, but Kristina is happier. She came back from Oregon with a broken spirit, and full of self-doubt. Now she’s happier. She’s working, maintaining herself, and they’re getting along. Sonny asks if she thinks it has to do with Shiloh, but she says it doesn’t matter who influenced her. She tells Sonny that she went to one of the seminars. He asks if it changed her life, and she says, oh yeah; she’s meditating now. She says it wasn’t horrible, and she had a moment. Sonny asks what the seminar was about, and she says, maintaining relationships while keeping your independence. He asks if her moment had anything to do with Julian.

Julian brings Josslyn the oatmeal she ordered, and she says she asked for strawberries. She asks why he’s being rude, but he says he’s keeping a healthy distance. Isn’t that what she wanted? She tells him what she said about Oscar and his family is the truth. Just because he doesn’t want to hear it, doesn’t mean it will go away. He says she sounds like her mother; a champion meddler. Carly needs to keep her nose out of other people’s business, and so should she. She says, Oscar is her business, but he says Kim isn’t. She says, it’s working; they’re a family. Julian says they’ll always be a family, no matter what. Josslyn asks what he means, and he says he and Kim are back together. Her little plot has come to an end. Oscar comes in, and says, what little plot?

Griff helps Elizabeth put the art therapy room back together. He rubs his shoulder, and she asks if he’s okay. He says he just overdid it at the gym. I’m assuming this exchange was for a reason that we’ll find out some other time. She thanks him, and looks at a drawing. He asks if she found something, and she says, a sketch. We see a cartoon of them in a car that says, just married. She says it’s an invitation to the wedding that keeps getting pushed back. There’s always something in the way. Griff supposes they’ll have to put it off longer. Elizabeth jets with the sketch, and when Griff turns around, she’s gone.

Franco tells Scotty that they’re saying he’s a serial killer who’s killed three people, including Kiki. Scotty says, they’re biased. It will work in his favor when they go to trial. Franco says, trial? They haven’t got enough to hold him, let alone connect him to the murders. Jordan and Margaux walk in. Jordan says she has some questions for Scotty’s client. Scotty says, he didn’t do it. Margaux would like to know about hi relationship with Doc. How would he characterize their sessions? Scotty says, don’t answer, but Franco says he’d characterize them as therapy. Why is she asking? Jordan asks what they discuss, and Scotty says, that’s privileged. Franco says, they discuss a lot; his childhood. Margaux asks if they discuss his bloodlust, and Franco says, what is he? A werewolf? He doesn’t have bloodlust. Jordan says, Dr. Collins disagrees.

Ava says not-Doc told Franco that he’d plateaued, and stopped seeing him. Not-Doc says he changed his mind. He thought maybe he’d been hasty, and they had more work to do. He asks why she’s grilling him, and she says there’s something he’s not telling her. Something captured his attention; what was it? He says he can’t discuss it, but she says she’s bound to find out. Tell her the truth. Was he concerned that Franco was capable of violence again, and a danger to others? Not-Doc says, yes.

Alexis tells Sonny that she no longer has a relationship with Julian. It’s not like Sonny is the guru of relationships. She suggests they stay out of each other’s personal lives. He wants to talk about Kristina, but Alexis thinks he should talk to Kristina. She gives him the book, and says maybe he should go to a seminar. He could stand to evolve a few million years. Sonny laughs, and she leaves.

Josslyn asks Oscar how the doctor’s appointment when, and he says he has decent news. The tumor has stopped growing. She says, amazing, and hugs him. She asks if this means the treatment worked, and the tumor is shrinking. He says he didn’t say that. It’s a reprieve. She says that’s good enough for her. They should celebrate. Oscar says, after she tells him what Julian was talking about. She says, literally nothing; it’s stupid. He says, just tell him, and she says, fine. She asked Julian to take himself out of the equation. Oscar asks, what equation? Josslyn tells him that she wanted Julian to give up Oscar’s mom so she could get closer to his dad, and he could have them both. It lasted five minutes. Julian just told her they’re back together. Oscar takes her hand, and says he appreciates what she’s trying to do, but he thinks they should let his parents do what they’re going to do without their help. She asks if he’s mad at her for meddling. He says, no, but if he gets to live way he wants, his parents should too.

Drew tells Kim, it’s not remission, but it’s something. Kim says, any reprieve is welcome. Drew asks where she’s at, and she says, crashing down to earth. Every day they get a little closer. The news slows things down, but Terry is right. They have to make plans for the end. Drew tells her that Terry also said they don’t have to do it today. They got a break. Kim says, normally, she’d be figuring out some strategy to help Oscar, but she hasn’t. Drew promises they’ll figure out what do, and figure it out together.

Ava says not-Doc knew Franco was going off the rails, and might kill again? He says his assessment was incomplete, and he didn’t feel it necessary to alert the authorities. She asks what he’s going to tell the court, and he says, his professional opinion. Franco was beginning lose control, and was susceptible to sustained bouts of rage. She asks, why not make an anonymous tip? He says he was bound by duty. She asks if he knew before or after Kiki was killed. He says he would have done anything to save Kiki. Does’t she know that? She’s not sure she knows anything. She starts to leave, and he grabs her arm, saying, don’t you walk away from me.

Jordan reads from Franco’s file; feelings of aggression and grandiosity, a failure to accept responsibility for his actions, superficial charm. Franco says Doc wouldn’t say those things, and Scotty says he can’t offer his opinion without consent. Jordan says they have a warrant. Franco says Doc’s been weird lately, but would never write those things about him. Margaux says, the assessment is that of a textbook serial killer. Scotty says Doc is a pompous jerk. They have no evidence because Franco didn’t commit the murders. Jordan says, these were just recovered from the art therapy room, and tosses a plastic bag full of driver’s licenses on the table.

Ava tells not-Doc, let go, and he does. He tells her, forgive him. They never fought before. He doesn’t know what came over him. He can’t say he likes it. Right now, she can’t say she likes him much at all. She leaves, and he wipes everything off his desk, and looks mighty pissed off.

Drew goes to the art therapy room, and sees Griff. He asks if Griff has seen Franco. Griff says he’s at the police station. He’s been arrested for the attempted murder of Lulu.

Kim goes to Charlie’s, and Julian says she just missed the kids. She’s sure Oscar told Josslyn, and asks if Julian heard. He says he wouldn’t mind hearing it again from her, and they kiss. Alexis walks in, and walks back out.

Sonny reads, says, it’s a piece of garbage, and tosses the book onto the bar. The bartender notices the book, and Sonny asks if he knows it. The bartender says it changed his life. Sonny picks up the book again.

Chase says he has to admit, she bought into Franco’s act. She thought he was just trying to help with his insight, but he was taunting them. Elizabeth arrives as Franco is being taken away. He says they’ll sort it out. Scotty tells her there are additional charges for the murders of Mary Pat, Peyton, and Kiki. Elizabeth lets the sketch fall to the floor.

Ava literally runs into Griff. She says she can’t deal with him. Not after everything that’s happened. They’re saying Franco killed Kiki. He was supposed to love her. How could he possibly…? Griff holds her, saying he doesn’t know. Not-Doc sees them together.

Tomorrow, Scotty says they’re not railroading his client after all, not-Doc talks to Griff, and Spinelli tells Jason the story checks out.

🍴 I missed the first half of Top Chef. Dr. Phil once again tempted me with a dude who thought he was Batman. Really. It wasn’t nearly as interesting as it sounds, and he lost all his fights. He was a Marine or something, so I’d hoped he at least kicked some bad guy ass. His fiancé was getting a little skeptical about marrying him, which is understandable. The worst thing was, not only did he not have a full costume, his mask was lame. He also agreed to come on without the mask, but painted black around his eyes, like he was from a bad KISS cover band. Anyway, halfway through, I changed the channel.

When I tuned in, the chefs were already at the Rupp Arena, where the Kentucky Wildcats were hosting a concession stand cook-off. Hunter Lewis, Food and Wine editor-in-chief, was the guest judge. The contestants had split into two teams – blue and white. To keep in the spirit of the game, there was trash talk from the white team that the blue team used boxed waffle mix for their chicken and waffles. Sarah was called out by Adrienne, who had to admit out they did, and got heckled for it. The white team won with their juicy Lucies, a stuffed slider I’ve heard about on Vanderpump Rules. Sarah squeaked by because her chicken was spot on, but not so much Michelle’s ribs, and it was her turn to pack her knives and hit the road. She talked about how much confidence she had, and her hopes for Last Chance Kitchen. Maybe it’s me, but I sense a disconnect with her. Her backstory is sad – her father committed suicide when she was a teenager – and it possibly affects her personality. Whatever it is, I always want to tell her to speak up and look at who she’s talking to. My money is on Eric at this point. Next time a fried chicken challenge and a Muhammad Ali inspired dish.

✈ What I Said About RHOA…

They should not be allowed to have passports.

https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2019/02/04/lIUkahgIX/reality-stars-in-foreign-countries

🐋 It’s Almost Therapeutic…

And I could use some zen. More Deep Blue. And more crazy people.

 

December 26, 2018 – Laura Gets Some Intel, Tradition, NJ Rerun, What’s On, GH Party, Marty Blames Bravo, Knew It, Horrible Horrible News, a Song & a Grinch

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What I Watched Today

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

 

🎄 Hope everyone had themselves a merry little Christmas! Moving on…

General Hospital

At the MetroCourt, Laura looks at her wedding ring set and remembers getting married to real Doc, saying she’d love him every day for the rest of her life. Carly sits with her, and says she’s been there, and it’s nothing Laura did or didn’t do. Doc can’t be in right mind if he gave her up for Ava. Laura says that’s what she’s afraid of.

At Ferncliff, Not-Doc/Ryan wakes straitjacketed, real Doc up. He says sorry it’s been so long since his last visit, but he brings great tidings of joy.

Julian chats with Leo at Charlie’s. Olivia comes in, and Leo tells her about the family of snow people they made. Julian thanks her for letting Leo visit; he needed it. She says she figured that, and Julian thanks Leo for today.

Oscar looks at something on his laptop with Kim and Drew. Josslyn comes in, and Oscar’s parents jet for coffee. Oscar shows Josslyn the laptop, and says it’s not his car, but looks like it. Outside in the hallway, Kim tells Drew that she’s glad Oscar fell in love when he was well. Josslyn gives Oscar a Christmas gift.

At the prison, Nelle tells a guard that she doesn’t have a doctor, as she’s led to the visitor room. Obrecht is there, and says she does. Consider it a long overdue post-natal checkup.

Michael sees Willow at the hospital. She asks if he made it back to his parents’ house after the meeting. He says he did, and it was a fun holiday; what about her? She says it was better than expected. The meeting helped. He says speaking about her son was a big step. She tells him it felt good, saying her dreams for him out loud. She just wishes she could have made them come true.

Ava takes little pink mittens out of a box at Kiki’s apartment. Griff and Anna walk in. She asks what they want, and Anna wonders if they can help. Ava tells them that she read about a woman whose husband died in their apartment. She left a book he’d been reading open to what he’d last read, and called it an act of wishful thinking. Leaving it as it was when he died would keep him alive for her. She’d thought it was ridiculous, and that the woman was weak, but now she prays the same prayers. She tells Griff that prayers only work for the faithful, so it leaves them out of luck.

Michael tells Willow that he’s glad he went to the meeting. It was helpful to be around other people who lost a child. She tells him, be honest. He saw her, and felt bad. He says she was a deciding factor. Because of one terrible thing, they understand each other. She tells him that her pregnancy was a surprise, and she’d wondered what kind of life she and her baby would have. Michael doesn’t know if he’ll ever stop imagining what it would have been like to see his son grow up.

Nelle asks if Obrecht isn’t a fugitive. Obrecht says she had an unfortunate misunderstanding with law enforcement, but it’s been cleared up. Funny how life works. One minute, she was on her way to prison, and the next minute, delivering Nelle’s baby in the middle of nowhere. Now, Nelle is in prison, and she’s asking herself, where is that beautiful baby boy?

Doc asks where Laura is, and Ryan says he’ll get to it, but wants to share his news. He’s totally pulling this off. He tells Doc that he must be one heck of a shrink. His patients know how he’ll respond. Doc says Ryan is in no position to treat patients, and Ryan says, neither is he. Doc asks what he’s done with Laura, and Ryan says he’s been nothing but a gentleman. She’s lovely, but too staid for his taste. He had to put distance between them, but once the divorce is final, he won’t have to worry about that. Doc says, he’s divorcing Laura?

Laura tells Carly that she can’t help but be concerned about Doc’s mental health. Carly says, put in perspective, he seems distracted and detached. He blew her off when she wanted an appointment to talk about the anniversary of Morgan’s death. Laura says, that’s not like him. So many things aren’t like him. A few years after Ryan ‘s death, he had a psychotic breakdown, confusing his identity with his brother’s. The way he’s been acting, she’s afraid he’s headed for another breakdown. Carly says that would explain his odd behavior, but not his romantic interest in Ava. Is it possible Laura is looking for a reason to believe he doesn’t really want a divorce?

Ryan tells Doc that Laura had trouble accepting the end of their marriage. He hopes she makes peace with it, so he doesn’t have to employ other means of problem solving. Doc tells him, leave her alone, and Ryan says that’s what he’s trying to do. He tells Doc, she’s safe, but there’s only so much he can take. He’s already had to dispense two problems, and he’s hoping there’s not a third. Doc says, he didn’t kill anyone, did he? and asks if Felicia is okay. Ryan says, she’s fine. He’s not into her at all, but to answer his question, yes; twice. He’s murdered two people. Doc tried to fix him, but he’s not broken. This is just who he is. Doc tries to lunge at Ryan. Ryan tells him to be careful; he might hurt himself. As much as he enjoys the irony, Ryan needs him healthy and lucid. There are gaps in his knowledge of Doc’s life that he needs to fill. Doc says he won’t help, but Ryan says he will. Laura’s life depends on it.

Oscar opens Josslyn’s gift. It’s a five-year planner. She tells him to open it. He reads. January 1 – ring in the new year with Joss; January 11 – bake cookies with Joss; February 9 – take Joss on a hike; February 14 – watch Valentine’s Day movies and bake truffles with Joss. He asks if she did this for the whole year, and she says, just the first year. The rest, they’re going to plan together.

Lulu gives Laura a belated birthday gift from her, and handmade cards from the kids. The gift is a gorgeous opal necklace, and Laura loves it. Lulu says they love her. She knows it’s been hard dealing with Doc, and wants Laura to know how special she is her and the kids, Spencer included. Laura tells her, it means so much. A year ago, she and Doc were in love and happy. Now, they’re unrecognizable. She can’t fathom what happened to get them there. Lulu thinks, it begins and ends with an A. Laura knows that’s a factor, but they both insist they didn’t start seeing each other until after she and Doc separated. It’s something else that she hasn’t figured out yet.

Anna tells Ava that Kiki wouldn’t want to tear them apart. Ava says, probably not, but she’s dead, so she doesn’t call the shots. Anna suggests Ava use a service to pack up, but Ava says, no one is touching her daughter’s things. Anna says they’ll leave her then. Griff says he’d like to have something of hers, because he can’t read social cues, and doesn’t get that this is probably a bad time to ask. Ava tells him that he’s already had plenty. He didn’t kill Kiki, but took her just the same. Anna wants go, and Ava dares Griff to stay and watch her put evert bit of Kiki in boxes. She asks how it feels, being left emptyhanded. The same way she was when Griff stole Kiki away.

Anna tells Ava that they understand she’s in pain, but it doesn’t give her license to attack Griff. Griff says they’re both grieving, but Ava says his grief doesn’t compare. She asks if he knows what grief looks like. Kiki saved every bit of her childhood; every scrap. She pulls out a homemade card with a child’s handprint on it, and reads, for Mommy, who holds my hand when I’m afraid. She says, report cards, birthday cards, Kiki saved every card Ava gave her. She was going to make a collage one day. One day. She says all of the Kikis she knew and loved are there. The three-year-old ballet dancer; the six-year-old who loved roller coasters she was too small to ride; a short story she wrote when she was ten; a hat she tried to knit. Ava didn’t just bury one child, but all the little girls Kiki was while growing up. Anna asks if there’s someone they can call, but suddenly there, not-Doc says, that’s all right; he’s there. Ava cries, and he holds her. Griff wipes a tear from his eye.

Laura asks Lulu how she got her hands on such privileged information. Lulu says she was dropping off a care package to Dante ‘s partner. Laura says, and she just happened to see Mary Pat’s file? Lulu says, no. She was looking at Kiki’s file, where they’d noted similarities in the two killings, and suspected a pattern. Laura asks if they think it might be one killer. Lulu says in both cases, the body was moved, and found at a party or event, and they were both killed with a knife. Carly has been eavesdropping, and says she’s sorry to interrupt, but is Lulu saying the police are investigating a serial killer?

Oscar tells Josslyn, it’s hard to believe how different everything was last Christmas. They found his mother’s CD, and the letter. He didn’t even know Drew was his dad. Josslyn says it seems like Drew’s been his dad longer than a year. She asks if he wishes his parents were back together, and he says, it seems dumb, but yeah. She says, it’s not dumb, but he says he sounds like a little kid. It would make him feel better about everything if his dad was looking after his mom, but she still has Julian. Josslyn tells him, like he said, a lot can change in year.

Kim tells Drew that she’s praying the treatment works, but wondering what happens if it’s not reducing the tumor. Drew says they’ll just have to find a way to squeeze the world into the time they have left with him.

Willow tells Michael that she got to hold her son for a while. His weight and warmth helped; he was so perfect and fragile. She knew she had to give him up, but couldn’t let go. She eventually asked the nurse to take him, and her arms felt so empty afterward. At night, she has dreams of holding him again. Michael does that too. Dreams that Jonah is alive, and he’s holding him. When he wakes up and remembers, like she said, his arms feel empty.

Nelle tells Obrecht she had her baby alone, and it didn’t survive. Obrecht says he was born strong and vital. If he was an actor, she’d have given him a ten. Trauma didn’t kill him. Maybe Nelle did. Nelle says everything she did was to protect him and give him life, and Obrecht wonders why it doesn’t sound like he’s dead now. Nelle says she still feels him with her. She’s still in morning. Why is Obrecht mocking her grief? Obrecht says, while they’re on the subject, Maxie told her that Michael is devastated. She can only imagine his gratitude if he were to learn the truth.

Ava tells not-Doc that she needs to go through everything, and he says, she shall, but not everything needs to be done today. Anna says they came to help, but not-Doc doesn’t know how much help Griff can be. Me neither, and I actually think them showing up is rather insensitive. He says Ava can look through everything at home, and picks up the box, telling Anna and Griff to lock up when they leave. When they’re gone, Anna tells Griff not to let Ava’s anger and bitterness affect him. it’s the last thing Kiki would want.

Kim and Drew go back to Oscar’s room. Drew asks where Josslyn is, and Oscar says she took off on an errand. He tells them to check out his planner.

Josslyn goes to Charlie’s. Julian asks if Oscar is okay, and she says he’s doing good today. He says he was planning on stopping by later with a sandwich, and he wants to be there for Kim as well. Josslyn says, the best way to help Kim is to help Oscar. He asks if she has any idea how he can do that, and she says, give up Kim.

Laura asks Lulu how closely the police have linked the murders, but she only knows it’s being investigated, and has no specifics. Carly says she was framed for Mary Pat’s murder, and Griff was framed for Kiki’s. What if part of the pattern is the killer framing obvious suspects? Lulu didn’t think of that. Carly says there’s a strong possibility the killer isn’t finished, and will target someone else. Why haven’t the police said anything? Ned walks in, and Laura says, maybe the mayor can enlighten them.

Nelle tells Obrecht that Michael won’t listen to her. Obrecht says Nelle framed his mother for pushing her down the stairs. It’s not a stretch. And she doesn’t need to convince him; only suggest a DNA test on the deceased child. Nelle says Michael isn’t worthy of her son. He wanted to steal her baby, and let his bitch of a mother raise him. Carly doesn’t get to win. Obrecht is concerned about the baby. If Nelle doesn’t tell her the truth, she’ll be compelled to tell the police everything. Nelle’s move.

Nelle refuses to answer. Obrecht asks if she dispatched a baby, and switched them. Nelle says she didn’t kill any baby, and Obrecht says, prove it. Nelle says after Obrecht left, she made her way back to the road, thinking she’d hitch a ride to Sawyerville, and figure out a way across the border. She knew her plan would never work, and Michael’s family would never let her keep the baby. Fate stepped in. Obrecht asks how fate came to her assistance, and Nelle says, Brad was on the side of the road. The newborn that he and Lucas planned to adopt had died. Brad was a wreck, and Lucas didn’t know; he was still at the hospital. Obrecht says, fate showed up after all. It says it gave her a healthy baby, and she passed the other off as her own. Nelle says, with people who truly love him, and are more deserving than Michael and his mother.

Michael says Willow should meet his godson. Holding him helps. The family is crazy about him. Willow says, he’s a lucky boy to be so loved, and Michael says he brought joy back in their hearts. He thinks they’re the lucky ones to be able to love him the way they do.

Josslyn tells Julian that Oscar’s parents have a real connection. They rely on each other, and are getting closer all the time. It’s Oscar’s one upside to being sick. Julian says, that’s a fantasy. They’re not together. Josslyn says, they could be, if he stepped aside. He’s the one person who can make Oscar’s wish come true.

Laura asks Ned if the police have advised him that a serial killer is on the loose. He asks her to keep her voice down. They suspect there might be one. Laura says, the people have a right to know, but Ned says he doesn’t want a panic. The investigation is ongoing. Lulu asks if she can tell her readers that, and he asks if she wants to create paranoia and panic to sell papers. Olivia pulls Lulu away, asking if she wants an exclusive on what’s happening with the new pediatric wing, and let people read about good things for a change.

Not-Doc and Ava go to the MetroCourt bar. He orders two martinis, very dry with extra olives, just how I like Ava likes them. He says there’s a situation that requires his attention, but shouldn’t take long.

Back at Ferncliff, Laura approaches Doc, who’s lying on the bed. He tells her she’s not safe. Give him what he wants; walk away. Laura says she took a vow to stand by him, whatever life holds in store, and she’s going to keep her promise. She’ll love him every day for the rest of her life. Doc says it will get her killed. She touches him, and then disappears. He says he has to do something to save Laura.

Not-Doc comes up behind Carly, startling her. He ask why she’s jumpy, and she says it must just be the day. She asks what she can do for him. He says she wanted information about her neighbor at Ferncliff. She asks if he’s gotten more than name, and he says he did. He couldn’t wait to share the truth with her personally.

Nelle says, now that Obrecht knows everything, whatever she does, please leave her son with Brad and Lucas. They deserve him; Michael doesn’t. Obrecht tells her not to worry. She finds the truth is left best unsaid – until one really needs it. She leaves, and Nelle looks freaked.

Willow asks Michael, what godson? and he says Wiley Cooper Jones.  He shows her a baby’s first Christmas ornament that has his footprint on it. He says, it’s a mouthful, but the name suits him. Willow says, it’s beautiful.

Griff tells Anna that he remembers the afternoon he and Kiki became neighbors. His radiator wasn’t working, and he came over to see what was going on. Hers was broken too, and she tried teaching him the subtle art of banging on it with a wrench. Even then, she was gorgeous; it was impossible to look away. He didn’t know it then, but he was already in love. Anna says, someday the memory won’t hurt so much, and he’ll be glad of them. Griff says he’ll have to take her word for it. He looks in the DVD player, and takes a disk out. He says he knew it would still be there. From Here to Eternity. Kiki loved that movie, and insisted he watch it. She said she was a hopeless romantic, and proud of it. Anna asks if he wants to go, and he says there’s nothing for him there. He takes a last look back before closing the door.

Olivia tells Lulu that they had to struggle to rebuild after the earthquake. They’re just now making a comeback. She’s hoping Lulu will make the right choice, and write about how people are coming together. Lulu says she writes the truth, but Olivia says there’s more going on in Port Charles than a murder investigation. She can choose to write about some of that.

Looking in the planner, Kim tells Oscar that she sees a lot of baking. How about, get teeth cleaned?

Julian tells Josslyn that he’s not walking away from Kim. She needs him. Josslyn says he’s wrong, and just being selfish. He doesn’t care that he’s taking away Oscar’s dream. Julian says Drew and Kim aren’t getting back together because Oscar wants them to. Josslyn asks if it’s ever occurred to Julian that they need each other. Oscar’s parents want to spend time together with their dying son. They’re a family. Why doesn’t he step aside, and let them be a family in the time they have left? I guess she’s never heard of co-parenting?

Doc thinks about what Ryan said. There are gaps only he can fill. He says, there may be a way to save Laura.

Not-Doc tells Carly that her Ferncliff neighbor’s name is Wilson Ritter. He’s an extremely dangerous sociopath, and committed unspeakable crimes. He’s been restrained for himself and other’s safety. His cries for help were manipulations. He’s glad she didn’t act on them. She could have gotten hurt if she’d gotten too close. She thanks him, and he asks if she can now leave Ferncliff behind and go on with her life. She says, that’s the plan. She’s glad she got nowhere near that guy.

Ned tells Laura that this is exactly the reaction he’s trying to avoid. How long before a homeless person is mistaken for the killer and shot? Laura thinks the public has a right to know. Ava approaches them, and asks if Ned hears himself. A killer is out there, and needs to be found before they kill someone else’s daughter. Either find them, or she will. Not-Doc listens from the sidelines.

Tomorrow, Anna asks someone to move in with her (I assume Finn, but we don’t see who she’s talking to), Laura thinks Doc is headed for another breakdown, a man sees Jason, and says, it’s really him.

📺 Tradition Lives On in Reruns…

Since they did end up showing the December 23, 2005 episode of GH on Christmas Eve, I got my traditional reading of the Christmas story. Even better, it was Alan who read it. IMO, one of their biggest mistakes was killing him off. An even worse mistake? Bringing him back as a ghost after they realized their first mistake. Did they think they were Port Charles?

👓 Recap on a Rerun…

Bravo aired last week’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but I was able to pay a little more attention. So in case you didn’t see it…

Dolores wondered how Danielle had a ring on her finger, and she couldn’t even get new main squeeze David to commit to dinner. Marge had a brunch where everyone did facial masks, except Danielle, who claimed to be allergic to everything. Dolores defended Teresa, saying Melissa could have approached Joe #2 about spending more time with their father. Jackie horned in on the conversation, taking Melissa’s side, causing Teresa’s blood to boil. Jackie said she was too old to be screamed at, and Teresa told her to butt out of the family’s business. The verboten subject of Joe #1 came up, and it was on. Marge said instead of mud masks, it was mud-slinging, and Teresa was done with Melissa and Jackie. Melissa said it was either namaste or kill with Teresa; there was no in-between. Marge thought they’d be taking a lot of baggage to Bimini. Danielle was Bridezilla all the way, starting with not being able to carry her own bag off the plane. I love a Bridezilla. Only on TV though. I’d never want to deal with one personally, and I was as far from one as it gets.

Dolores talked with a group of women who were seriously down on their luck. Like on their way to the shelter down. In her interview, she said it was a reminder for her not to sweat the small stuff, and assured them that hard times were only temporary in her experience. I looked blankly at the TV, since Delores has probably had a better life experience than most people, and hard times can go on forever. In a moment of clarity, Teresa decided not to involve Gia in her argument with Joe #2, since being without her mother taught her that you can’t buy back time, and she wanted Gia to spend time with her uncle. Marty talked about choosing Danielle over his children, which Joe #2 thought was bullsh*t in his interview. Teresa and Melissa argued at dinner, and Joe #2 pulled them aside, saying it had to stop. He didn’t want to deal with their nonsense anymore. They had to love each other. They ended up hugging it out, but we’ll see how long that lasts. Next time, Los Cabos, naked dudes, Gia raps, and Melissa wants to go home.

🎉 The next new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be aired on Sunday, December 30th, at 9 pm. There won’t be much new anything on New Year’s Eve, but there will be a Vanderpump Rules behind-the-scenes special from 2016. The finale of Unanchored – or as I call it, Summer House at Sea – will also be aired, because no one cares. Andy Cohen will be hosting New Year’s Eve festivities with Anderson Cooper on CNN, where they will giggle the night away. He said he’d never do it again, but I wish Andy would have another New Year’s Eve special on Bravo. The night Giggy married Grandma Wrinkles was the best New Year’s Eve ever. And yes. I know how sad that sounds.

🎅 A GH Christmas…

Some great photos here.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-holiday-christmas-party-photos-169051

💔 Bridezilla No More…

Excuses, excuses. You knew what you were getting into, Marty.

https://pagesix.com/2018/12/19/danielle-staubs-estranged-husband-blames-split-on-return-to-rhonj/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_content=20181220&tpcc=morning_report&mpweb=755-7508659-711673032

💸 No Surprise…

JD (bleh) is like the poor man’s T-Rav.

https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/22/southern-charm-j-d-madison-arrested-check-violation/

😭 Worst. News. Ever.

I just want to cry. Santa was good to me, but I also got two credit card bills, the news that a high school boyfriend had passed away, and the cancelation of Z Nation for Christmas.

https://news.avclub.com/z-nation-is-dead-at-syfy-1831279611?utm_source=AV_Club_Daily_RSS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=

😔 And a Song To Go With It…

Epiphany sings. <SOB!>

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-live-on-song-kiki-funer

👎 The Network That Stole Christmas…

Syfy. Grinchier than the Grinch.

Grinch

 

December 20, 2018 – Peter Revises His Statement, Dessert Sinks Chefs, OG Special, Unsure, Quoting the Carol & Sugar Plums

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Bobbie arrives at Sonny’s with Brad Lucas and Wiley. Sonny holds him.

On the phone, Sam says she doesn’t know who’s using her alias. She sent an email, and got an even weirder response. The call gets cut off. Alexis is at the door, wondering where Sam is. Sam had to drop the kids off, and is running late. Alexis says she has to ask Sam to make her apologies. She won’t be able to watch Sam become Wiley’s godmother.

Chase meets Willow at Charlie’s, He thinks it’s an interesting choice for a second date. She tells him it’s the closest he’ll get to her making him breakfast. Not that they… She tells her students, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Chase says, and if the date doesn’t work out, the rest of the day is still salvageable. She says she’s free all day; they’re on break. He promises to make sure no parents are lurking around, but she’s already checked. It’s a parent-free zone.

Valentin tells Nina, good morning. She says, it’s better than good.

At the MetroCourt, Maxie leaves a message for Nina. They had a breakfast meeting; where is she? It had better be super important. Peter approaches the table. He says they haven’t set a date for diner yet, and suggests tomorrow night. She says she’s washing her hair; what about Saturday? He agreed to meet someone at the mall that day. She gets a message from Anna, and tells Peter that Obrecht is being transferred to Pentonville. It must make his day.

Obrecht is brought into the interrogation room. She says she’d rather wait in the snow, and Finn asks if that’s an option. She asks Anna if she’s come to gloat at the woman duped into saving her ill daughter who was never ill. Anna says Obrecht did save her. Not the way she’d planned, but Britt is free and out of prison. Finn shows her proof. Anna appreciates Obrecht’s concern for her daughter, and she’s sure Obrecht appreciates her concern for her son. Jordan says the van is ready, and if Obrecht is thinking about another escape, think again. It will never happen. Obrecht says a famous doctor, a legendary spy, and a decorated officer. You’d think they’d have learned never say never.

Sonny jokes that Wiley can always stay with him as the godfather. Brad asks Carly if that should make him nervous. Josslyn comes in, calling it a hipster baptism, and Michael says, it’s a naming ceremony. A celebration of Wiley and his place in the family. The house phone rings. Josslyn answers. She tells Sonny Julian is there.

Alexis tells Sam that she has to appear in person for a case. Sam says she’s sure they’ll understand, but she could have just called. Alexis says she wanted to see Sam, then admits she wanted to see Kristina. Sam says she’s not there. Alexis asks if they talked about her, and how mad is Kristina? Sam says they didn’t talk about her, and on a scale of one to ten, it’s from an eight to an eleven. Alexis says she didn’t accuse Kristina of anything. Sam says it’s not a good idea to jump to conclusions, but understands why Alexis has reason to mistrust Kristina. She sees it from both sides. She doesn’t want to get stuck in the middle, and Kristina doesn’t want her advice any more than she wants Alexis’s.

Nina tells Valentin that she has to… She looks at her phone, and realizes she’s ridiculously late. He tells her to stay. She’s going to have to apologize anyway. Nina says at least she gets to come home to him. She’s accepted he’s her home. Valentin says she’s his. She says, even though Sasha is in Chappaqua, she’s still in her heart, and she has Valentin to thank. She’ll thank him forever for bringing them together.

Peter knows Maxie’s feelings toward Obrecht are conflicted. Maxie says, that’s an understatement. Obrecht deserves to go to prison, but Maxie also understands she acted out of grief. Nathan’s death was too much for her, and she has no family or friends to turn to. So she’s not surprised Obrecht flipped out. Peter says it sounds like she’s still struggling. She says Obrecht is also Nathan’s mom, and she knows, no matter what, Nathan wouldn’t want his mother going to prison. She’s James’s grandmother. What is she supposed to tell him? Peter’s phone rings. He says it’s not important.

Jordan tells Obrecht that they’re well-aware of what happened last time, but Obrecht says she was a helpless prisoner; a victim of an unfortunate accident. Jordan says, unfortunate for the two guards. She’s lucky they survived. Obrecht says that’s more than can be said for her son. Nathan is dead. The chain of events was set in motion by Anna’s son, and he was never punished. Anna says, he was; Obrecht saw to that. Obrecht asks who she thinks she’s fooling. This is about Anna getting back at her; not justice. Finn says it is about justice. She had a right to grieve, but not take revenge. Them bringing her back was legal, and she’s going to stand trial. Hopefully, she’ll be convicted, and that will be justice.

Julian asks what Lucas is doing at Sonny’s. Lucas says, he doesn’t know? Julian says, looks like a family celebration. Sonny tells him not to make trouble, and he says he’s there to pick up Avery. It’s Ava’s day, and with all that’s happened, she thought it best if he came. Sam walks in. She didn’t know Julian was on the guest list. He explains again why he’s there. Sonny says Ava is in no condition, but Julian says she loves Avery as much as he does. Sonny thinks Avery should be celebrating with her family, and not dealing with Ava’s grief. Carly says, it’s not Avery’s job to make Ava feel better. Sonny says she’s just a child. Josslyn finds Avery, who’s been listening, and wonders if she’s done something wrong.

Avery asks if her mommy is still sad, and Julian says, a little; she misses Avery. Avery asks if she’s sad about Kiki, and Michael says they’ll all be sad about Kiki for a long time. Carly asks if Avery wants to see her mommy, and Avery says she does. Carly tells Sonny, it’s what she wants. Sonny says she can’t be alone, and Julian says he’ll be there. Carly takes Avery to get ready. Julian congratulates Brad and Lucas. He leaves to wait for Avery. Michael needs some Wiley time, and Lucas gives Wiley to him.

Bobbie thanks Sonny for not having Julian thrown out, like he deserves. He thought she was into peaceful coexistence, and she says, it’s easier from a distance.

Chase asks if Willow is finished Christmas shopping, and she says she hasn’t begun. She likes the last minute thing though. He tells he that’s a sign of mental illness, but she says she likes the energy, music, and decorations. Chase says, parking and long lines. She tells him that she doesn’t have much of a list. He says his mom is Christmas crazy. Their house is like the mall the entire month. Willow says Christmas wasn’t a big deal for her growing up; long story. He says he has the time, and would like to know.

Maxie tells Peter about a serious conflict over James’s Christmas outfit. He’s totally distracted, and she asks if something is wrong. He says there’s something he has to do, but he hasn’t forgotten about dinner. She says the week is full of Christmas parties, and he says he wants it to be special. Maybe they should wait until after the holidays, and do it right. He promises it will be worth the wait.

Brad tells Julian he would have invited him if he could have. This day wouldn’t have happened without him. Julian is just glad he and Lucas have their son. Brad says they both know that’s not entirely true, and Julian says he has to stop torturing himself. All that matters is that Wiley is where he deserves and needs to be. Avery is ready to go. Sonny takes her to Julian.

On the phone, Nina says, it’s completely unforgivable; there’s no excuse. Valentin comes in, and asks what’s wrong. She asks him if he thought he could fool her forever. Did he think she’d be so crazy in love, she’d never find out the truth? How long as she been blackmailing him? Valentin says Obrecht is crazy, and Nina says Obrecht told her everything. How he got a stranger to masquerade as her daughter. Both Valentin’s and my heart sink. How he faked the DNA test. How he used her deepest, darkest pain to get her back in bed. She slaps him. He’s only been fantasizing, and walks in again.

He asks Nina, what’s unforgivable? and she says she is. She blew off her breakfast meeting with Maxie. Valentin and I both breathe a sigh of relief. She tells him she’s not even sorry, and kisses him.

Jordan tells Obrecht, next stop, Pentonville. Obrecht tells her, so she says. Peter comes in, saying he’s here for Obrecht. Obrecht says she’s about to go to prison, but he says, there’s been a mistake. Anna says they have plenty of security this time. He says he wants to make a statement before there’s a terrible miscarriage of justice. Jordan says they have his signed statement. He said Obrecht drugged him, kept him tied up in a cabin for weeks, and left him to die in a fire. He says, that time was overwhelming. He was hallucinating, and in the throes of a fever. He couldn’t distinguish fantasy from reality. Finn says the only hallucinations he was having were from the drugs Obrecht gave him. Anna says they have the surveillance tape, but Peter says, that proves nothing. They need his statement. Without it, they can’t send her to prison. Anna asks what he’s doing. He says, the more he thinks about it, the less he can trust his memories. Jordan says his DNA was in the cabin. They pulled him out of the fire at Windymere. He was dehydrated and malnourished, and had bruising consistent with restraints. He says he was in the cabin, because Obrecht wanted him to write another book in Nathan’s memory.  She kept him alive while they tried to make sense of Nathan’s loss. They have to let her go.

Nina tells Valentin she loves him. She isn’t standing in the way of their happiness anymore. They’re spending Christmas together. Maybe Sasha could come for Christmas Eve, and they could spend it as a family. He’s given that to her – a family. It’s the most important gift. He tells her there’s something she has to know.

Willow says her childhood was unconventional. Her mother was a free spirit, who raised her alone. She often had to work on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, or both. He thinks it’s sounds lonely, but she says they were a team. He asks if she has other family, and she says they’re not close. He reminds her of the flyer for grieving parents she had in her car when they met, and asks if she knew someone who lost a child. She says, as a teacher, she tries to keep up with things that might affect her students and their families. Anything else, detective? He says he didn’t mean to interrogate her; he wants to get to know her.

Julian brings Avery to Charlie’s. Her mommy isn’t feeling well, so she’s taking a nap. Avery says, no nap, but he says, not her. Her mommy is taking a nap, and she’s going to help him run the place. He makes her his assistant manager. He says she has to make sure his customers are happy. She runs to Chase and Willow’s table, and introduces herself.

Bobbie has never been asked to preside at a naming ceremony before, and thinks it’s fitting that the first time should be her grandson. He has the perfect name, and he couldn’t have a better role model than Sam. She’s honored to be chose to be Wiley’s godmother, and promises to do whatever she can to help him make his way in the world, and love him unconditionally. When he gets lost, just look around and know she and his godfather will be there. Lucas thanks Michael for agreeing to be Wiley’s godfather.

Michael says it’s a gift to be a part of Wiley’s life, and he fell in love with Wiley the first time he saw him. He’s a reminder of everything good in the world, and if he can be an extra pair of arms to hold him, he’s honored to be Wiley’s godfather. Bobbie welcomes Wiley Cooper Jones to the family, and hopes he cherishes his name as much as all of them will always cherish him. Josslyn says every important occasion needs an accessory, and puts a Hello, My Name Is… tag on him. Brad takes a picture of Lucas and Wiley.

Willow introduces herself to Wiley. Chase says they’ve met before. He asks if she remembers him bringing her home when she spent the night with her grandfather in the stable. Julian comes over to apologize, but Chase says, no problem. Julian says she’s there until her nanny comes. She’s in charge of customer satisfaction. He asks if she wants to taste test the cocoa. She leaves with Julian, and Chase says kids seem to chase Willow.

Anna asks Obrecht what she has on Peter. How did she get him to change his story? Jordan says Peter signed his new statement in front of the DA. Without his testimony they just have circumstantial evidence. She has no choice but to release her.

Nina ask Valentin what it is. He says he was given a new beginning. He wants that more than anything, but if they’re going to start with a clean slate, he has to be honest. He’s made mistakes. His phone rings. She says ignore it, but he says he can’t. It’s Obrecht. She tells him that Peter recanted his testimony, and she’s a free woman. She’ll keep her word, and no one will ever know he passed off a counterfeit as a long lost daughter. Merry Christmas, Heir Cassadine. Nina asks who that was. He just half-smiles.

On the terrace, Josslyn asks Michael why every happy moment makes you think about the people who aren’t there to share it. That’s a good question, but it’s probably because you notice they’re not there. He says, it goes with the territory. That’s why they have to hold on to happy moments. She says, like every moment she has with Oscar, and every moment he has with his godson. He looks though the window at Wiley.

The nanny comes. Avery says she had fun. Julian says he did too. He takes her outside. Chase checks his watch, and Willow wonders if he’s bored. He says she might be on vacation, but the PCPD doesn’t get a holiday. She says, duty calls, and he says, unfortunately. She tells him that she’s sticking around to do some Christmas shopping, and he says, in that case, he’s a medium. She says, don’t get your hopes up, and he says, too late.

Valentin tells Nina that was Santa Claus. She asks why he’s smiling, and he says, her. He was a clever fool; knowing what he wanted, and how to get it. Then she came along. He has her now, and he’s never letting her go. They kiss.

Maxie sees Obrecht, and asks if she escaped, and is hiding in plain sight. That’s not going to work. Obrecht tells her, everything is all right. All the charges are kaput. Maxie asks what happened, and Obrecht says, Peter revised his statement. He’s 100% sure that she didn’t kidnap and torture him.  He realized a deeper truth happened in the cabin. Someone must have appealed to his conscience. She’s grateful, because now, she has all the time in the world to get to know James.

Jordan has to confirm with the warden that she won’t be transferring Obrecht. Unless Peter is changing his statement again. Peter hands her the paper, and says, justice has been served. She says not from where she’s standing. Anna asks him to wait. Finn says he’ll make some calls. Anna asks why he did it. His entire life has been built on hatred. He was either trying to please his father, or running from his legacy. Coming that close to death taught him there’s another way to live, and his nephew has shown him innocence still exists. Maxie has shown him there’s room for forgiveness. He tried to be the man Nathan would have wanted him to be. She asks if his forgiveness is only for others, or is there a tiny bit left for her?

Sam comes home, and opens her laptop. She writes an email to Linda Black. Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t need any help.

Nina says she’ll never get to work. He says he’s never letting her go. She says, what a coincidence. She’s never going to leave.

Anna tells Peter she’s having a Christmas Eve party thing at her house, and he’s invited. If he wants to come. She jets, and he ponders.

Obrecht looks at pictures of James. She can’t wait to hold him again. She wishes that Nathan… Maxie says, life can be horribly unfair. James will never know his father, and Michael will never know his baby. His and Nelle’s baby was stillborn. Obrecht says, really? How dreadful.

Lucas thanks Sonny and Carly for hosting. It’s a day he’s never going to forget. Josslyn says she’s available for babysitting. Lucas thanks Michael for stepping up. Michael says, hopefully the day will never come, but God forbid Wiley is ever in his care, he promises to treat him like his own son.

Chase gets a call from the station. Julian looks at the picture of Lucas and Wiley on his phone. Willow sees it, and tears up. She and Chase leave. She looks back at Julian, who looks pained. Is she the birth mother whose child really died?

Tomorrow, Jordan wishes she had better news for Stella, Bobbie says they have a Santa-sized problem, and Mike is waiting for his best girl to show up.

🍲 On tonight’s Top Chef, the contestants were to create a traditional French Christmas dinner, where chef Eric Ripert was their guest. Baking is often not a chef’s forte, and they all seemed to get hung up when it came to dessert. Eric called their desserts offensive, and Tom summed up the episode rather neatly. They all messed up, they know they messed up, and they didn’t do anything about it.

🍷 Andy Cohen is having a two-part special on Watch What Happens Live. The first part of O Come OG Faithful aired tonight, and Part Two will air on Sunday at 11:30 pm. The fun included a trip down Memory Lane, iconic moments, catch phrases (bloop!), games, and plenty of shade. Teresa, Kyle, Ramona, Nene, and Vicki were the guests, while Vicki’s son Michael bartended. Bethenny was also listed in the TV Guide, but I have no clue what happened there. It was a good time, but I wish it could have been a little longer.

🎄 Since I have a lot of Christmas goings-on, I’m not sure what will be up with tomorrow. For sure, I’ll be bringing you Z Nation, if not tomorrow, on Saturday, but GH might be very encapsulated. It remains to be seen…

❄ A Carol in Quotes

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, in nine quotes.

If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should! – Scrooge

If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. – Scrooge

No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused. – Marley’s ghost

I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard – Marley’s ghost

Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only? – Scrooge to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. – Scrooge

And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! – Narrator, referring to Scrooge

God bless Us, Every One! – Tiny Tim

💯 And if you’re up for more, here’s a hundred of them.

https://www.halloweenexpress.com/100-quotes-from-a-christmas-carol/

🎅 4 Days and Counting…

And possibly going out of my mind.

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December 12, 2018 – Doc is Just Not Doc, a Final Skoal from Dallas, New Jersey Flash-cap & the First

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sonny meets Spencer for breakfast.

Sasha gets a text from Valentin – convince Nina to return to Windymere. (Yes, that’s how he spelled it.) Nina joins her at Kelly’s, wanting the goodbye breakfast to be just the two of them. Spencer approaches, and Nina introduces Sasha. He says they’ve already been introduced, at the home Valentin stole from his late father.

Valentin goes to the interrogation room to see Obrecht. She says she summoned him last night. What took so long. He says she wasted her call. She needs a lawyer. She thinks he’ll be more effective than Darrow or Dershowitz. He’s not sure what he can do, and she says, make sure she isn’t punished for her vigilante justice against Peter.

Maxie meets Peter at the MetroCourt. He says they don’t have to do this, and she says, have breakfast? They absolutely have to.

In the elevator, Finn tells Anna that they said the words. She says, they did. He asks if she’s okay with that, and she says, more than okay. Him? He tells her they could probably say it again, and says he loves her. His phone rings, and she says she loves him too. He says it’s his brother. He asks what’s going on, and tells Chase that he’s on his way. Anna asks if it’s about Obrecht, but he says, someone else. He has to run. They kiss, and the elevator door opens. Anna gets out.

Maxie tells Peter it’s like hitting the reset button for them to start over. Peter asks, how?

Carly sees not-Doc at the hospital. He asks what she’s doing there, and she tells him, picking up a prescription for her father-in-law. She asks how Ava is, and he says, hanging be a thread; no thanks to her. She says Ava came after her, and he tells her, stop talking.

Ava looks at pictures of Kiki. There’s a knock at door. She opens it, saying she’s not up for a visit. It’s Laura with flowers.

Carly says, what the hell? Not-Doc wonders why she feels the need to criticize Ava at a time like this, since she knows what it’s like. She knows that Ava steamrolled him to get what she wanted. He says Carly’s past is just as checkered, even before she got together with Sonny. The deals he’s made are even worse than Ava’s, and she turns a blind eye.

Laura tells Ava that she wasn’t able to make it to the funeral, but she’s very sorry. Ava knocks the flowers out of her hands, and tells her, go to hell. She knows why Laura is there. She found Ava and Doc in an intimate moment, and that night, her daughter was found dead; killed by a maniac. Divine justice in just a matter of hours. Most people don’t enjoy satisfaction so quickly. Laura says she never thought that. She knows what it’s like to lose a child. Ava says that’s another reason Laura came to stick it to her, because she withdrew her testimony about Nikolas. Laura says she wasn’t thinking about it, but she is now.

Chase brings Griff into his apartment. Griff says Chase arrested him for a murder he didn’t commit. Where is Chase taking him now? Chase says his apartment. Instead of the drunk tank where he belongs. Finn arrives, and asks why he’s there. Chase says he and Griff are colleagues. He does the twelve-step program, and Chase figured he could help. Chase thinks Anna would want him there to help. Finn says Chase deals with drunks all the time, but Chase says, not one who just lost his girlfriend.

Maxie tells Peter that he’s James’s uncle, and helped bring James into the world. She also enjoys his company. He says he enjoys hers, and she tells him that she’s letting him into her life in a deliberate way. He says, the other night, they almost kissed. Does that go away? Anna approaches the table. She wants to let them know that Obrecht has been arrested and is in custody.

Valentin asks Obrecht if she’s hoping he’ll set her free, and she says, indeed he shall. He says they’re not on the best of terms. He cares about Peter, and she kind of held him captive, then set the fire that destroyed his stables. She says she’s a champion multi-tasker. He says, then she escaped. She says it’s not her fault the driver lost control of the vehicle. He says barring all that, the rest of crimes are enough to get her put away for life. She says he gave baby Henrik to his father, and she’s the problem? She knows Nina left him, and if he doesn’t spring her, he can say auf wiedersehen to Nina forever.

Nina asks Spencer when he was at Windymere. Sasha says, Thanksgiving morning. Sonny comes in, and Nina introduces Sasha. Spencer says it’s no surprise Valentin neglected to disclose their meeting. There were ugly threats on both sides. Nina asks Sasha what that’s about, and Sasha says there was talk about election tampering. They go to their table, and Nina asks what happened between Valentin and Spencer?

Sonny tells Spencer, before they order, why were he and Valentin talking? Spencer says, election tampering. He’s afraid there’s only one way to say this. He has heat on him.

Finn says Griff is coming back to work soon; that’s a good thing. Griff says he’s dreading it. It reminds him of Kiki. Finn knows the first impulse is to numb the pain, but drinking in the park in December? Really? Griff appreciates what Finn is trying to do, but can he leave him alone for a while? Finn gets what Griff is going through. When he lost his wife, the last thing he wanted was people doing things for his own good. Griff helped him with his addiction, and he hated him for it. Griff asks if it’s payback, and Finn says, yes. Every day that he’s free of the drugs, he thanks Griff. Not face to face; that would be weird. The best thing is for Griff to come back to GH. Not just for him, but everyone who loved and respected Kiki.

Laura admits she resents Ava not standing by Nikolas, Kiki’s death isn’t justice. Kiki didn’t deserve it, and neither does Ava. Losing a child is the most profound grief you can go through. Ava says she’s finding that out. Laura says, no matter what she’s feeling, her heart is with Ava on this. Ava thanks, and says, sorry, as she picks up the flowers. She asks Laura to forgive her for being defensive. She knows what people think of her. Laura sees not-Doc’s tie on the chair, and ask if he’s been staying there? Ava says, yes.

Carly wants to know how not-Doc can defend Ava. He says she’s done horrible things, but so has Carly. They all find reasons to justify their actions, but no one is all good or all bad, even Ava. What Ava needs and deserves is understanding and empathy, not judgement and condemnation. Carly says she’s saving that for later, and not-Doc says their conversation just went to the land of diminishing returns. Carly says she wants him to know that she got information about her neighbor at Ferncliff.

Sonny asks Spencer, what kind of heat? Spencer says he wouldn’t want incriminate Sonny or expose him to charges of conspiracy. Sonny says that’s why he has Diane on retainer; tell him. Spencer asks, what are his thoughts about election tampering?

Nina can’t believe Valentin threatened Spencer. Sasha says, he didn’t. From what she saw, he was very patient with him. Nina says that doesn’t excuse what he’s done in the past. Sasha hopes she’s not overstepping, but Nina seems to be making excuses to distance herself from Valentin.

Valentin says Obrecht thinks she has leverage on him. She says she doesn’t think it, she knows it. He says, let’s hear it, and she says he gave Nina a daughter who isn’t really hers.

Not-Doc asks Carly why she’s fixated on that patient. She says she knows what happened to her at Ferncliff. Maybe the same thing is happening to him, or worse. He says she knows nothing about him, not even why he’s in there. He could be anything from a schizophrenic to a murderer. She says she found out his name. It’s Wilson.

Ava apologizes, saying Laura didn’t need to see this. Laura says, it’s okay. She should have realized he as staying there. That’s why he acted like a trapped animal when she came home. He wanted to run back to Ava. Ava thanks her for her kindness. If she’d known Laura was stopping by, she would have hidden her husband’s tie. She says there’s something Laura needs to know. Laura says there’s nothing she needs to know. Her marriage was obviously falling apart under her nose, and she had no idea Doc was with Ava while she was away. Ava says if Doc was unfaithful while Laura was away, it wasn’t with her. The first time anything happened between them, Laura was there. Laura says, when she walked in at the gallery? and Ava says, yes. That’s when this started.

Finn tells Griff there’s nothing he can say to make any of it better. No matter how much he drank or took drugs, it didn’t stop the pain. The only thing that does is people who care, if you let them. He has at least two; counting him and his brother as half. He tells Griff to take a shower; he smells bad. Griff toddles to the bathroom with his coffee. Chase says, for a while, he thought he made a huge mistake calling Finn, but he turned out not to be too bad.

Anna tells Peter that Obrecht is in custody, for his sake. Peter asks, what’s next? and she says Obrecht goes on trial. Peter is glad they’ll be putting that monster away for life. Anna is too. She starts to leave, and Peter thanks her. She leaves, and Peter asks Maxie if something is wrong.

Spencer tells Sonny that he inserted malware that caused chaos at the polling places. He bought time for his grandmother to campaign. Sonny asks if Valentin knows what did, and Spencer says he does, which begs the unfortunate question, should he take care of Valentin? Make him go away?

Nina tells Sasha that she doesn’t need to find a reason to distance herself from Valentin. He provides reasons on his own. Sasha asks if Nina doesn’t love him, but Nina says she’s hopelessly in love with him, but it’s not that simple. Sasha says it’s as simple as she wants it to be. The connection between them could light up a stadium. Nina has been crazy happy at Windymere. Now that she’s leaving, why let go of the joy? Why not become a family again with Valentin and Charlotte?

Valentin says Obrecht’s great niece confessed to him personally. She asks why he would believe her, and he says he offered her freedom for the information. Obrecht says, then he double-crossed her. She respects that. He says he made it his mission to track Sasha down. Obrecht says, all to make Nina happy. Except that girl is not Nina’s daughter. Sasha is a stranger. He tells her two separate DNA tests were run at independent labs; there could be no mistake. She says he made a mistake. He took DNA from Madeline’s dead body while she was watching.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s not making excuses for Obrecht, but when Nathan died, her grief was so deep, she needed someone to blame. She thinks taking it out on him was wrong, and if he’d died, she would have been devastated. Peter says he didn’t die, so she can forgive Obrecht? Maxie doesn’t know if she’d call it forgiveness, but she understands. She knows Anna will bring justice for him, like Obrecht did for her son.

Obrecht explains that she was disguised as a vagrant seeking shelter in the church. We see Valentin open the casket. He says, after everything she took from Nina, she can finally give something back, and uses a swab, as Obrecht watches. Valentin asks if she was watching him from the vestibule in the shadows, what did she see him do? She says he was procuring a DNA sample. She didn’t know what the purpose was at the time, but now she knows it was to present Nina with what wants more than anything. Valentin says all her story needs is a dinosaur in a spaceship. She says all it needs is an audience of one. She doesn’t want to break Nina’s heart, but her circumstances are dire. She’ll do what she needs to, unless he does it first.

Nina tells Sasha that she’s not ready. Sasha says Valentin brought them together; he wants to make her happy. Nina says, he did, and Sasha says it’s been a joy getting know her mother.

Not-Doc says tells Carly that he can’t confirm the name, and she’ll take that as a confirmation. He wonders how she got it, and she says she has a hacker friend. He asks what else she knows, and she says just a name, but it’s a start. He apologizes for being sharp. Maybe he’s protective of Ava, but this is an entirely different matter. She can get in serious trouble. He suggests they make a deal, and she let him take it from there, and he’ll follow up. Carly asks how she knows he’s not stalling, and he says he’ll be in touch, but in the interest of confidence and the law they’re both skirting, no one else knows? She says, just her, and Sonny of course. He says, of course.

Nina says she and Sasha will be visiting all the time. Sasha says Nina can come visit, but she won’t be setting foot in Port Charles until the serial killer is put away. She’s worried about Nina though. her for her sake go back to win

Sonny tells Spencer, taking a life is wrong, and Spencer asks if this is one of those do as I say moments. He’s most mad at himself. It’s his own fault Valentin found out. He got in an altercation with Charlotte while he was there. Sonny suggests if he wants to sneak around, don’ t announce it. He says he’ll keep an eye on Valentin, and Spencer asks if Sonny can keep an eye on his grandmother too. That rotten man has ruined her. Sonny says he and Carly are looking out for her. Spencer says he loves Sonny, and Sonny says he loves Spencer too. And it’s out of love he’s going to tell Spencer something he doesn’t want to hear.

Sonny says, when Spencer chose to do something wrong to get what he wanted… Sonny has done that, and had to pay a price. He wants better for Spencer. Spencer says he didn’t understand before, but he does now. He’s sorry. Sonny says he doesn’t have to be. Just keep the Feds off his tail. Spencer says, or worse; his grandmother being disappointed in him. Sonny asks if it makes him feel sick to his stomach. The next time he has to choose between right and wrong, think about it. Otherwise, he’ll disappoint Sonny too.

Nina tells Sasha, now she has a daughter to stay alive for. Sasha tells her to take care of herself. She just found Nina, and would hate to miss her. They hug. Nina says she loves Sasha much, and Sasha says her too, calling her mom.

Peter tells Maxie that Obrecht’s reasons and motives were never a mystery. She wanted revenge, and he was the best target. Maxie says she did it for her son, like Anna brought Obrecht in. Anna is her godmother, and Maxie loves and admires her. She’s not perfect. She made mistakes where Peter was concerned, but she’s bending over backward to make amends. Can’t he cut her some slack. He jokes even if he forgives her for what happened when he was a baby, he can’t forgive her lousy timing. He brings up their near kiss, and she says she thought they agreed it never happened. He says he remembers it, and she says she does too.

Finn asks if Griff is feeling better, and he says, a little. He thanks Finn for the pep talk. Finn says his secret is safe. He got Griff car, and told them he’s going to the hospital. Griff says he’s not in any shape to see patients, but he can look over files. Finn asks if Griff wants him to come, but Griff needs to do it on his own, and the best time is now. He thanks them, and leaves. Chase asks Finn why he’s not going with Griff; he should have insisted. Finn says he’s sending someone better equipped than him.

Ava tells Laura that she and Doc were already separated when she got involved with him. She knows it doesn’t help, and Laura says it actually makes it worse; his behavior makes less sense for it to be that sudden. She tells Ava to be careful, and Ava asks if Laura is threatening her. Laura says, no, but Ava has a long, painful road ahead with Kiki’s death. She knows Ava thinks Doc will be there for her and is going to help her through it. She wouldn’t say this if he was acting normal. Ava asks if Laura is warning her away from her lifeline, but Laura says she’s trying tell her something’s wrong with Doc. He’s no one she recognizes. He’s just not Doc.

Chase asks if Finn likes scampi. Finn says, for breakfast? Chase says he made dinner for Willow, and has leftovers. Finn asks how the date went, and Chase says it started rocky, but he thinks it ended in a good place.

Anna is waiting for Griff, and hands him coffee. She says Finn didn’t want him to do this alone; he texted her. He thanks her. He’s not sure what happens now, and Anna says he’ll see Kiki everywhere. He says that’s how he ended up in the park. Everywhere in the apartment, there she was. He asks if he’ll see her around every corner, and Anna says he will. She suggests they go for a walk. She’ll be with him every step of the way. They’ll face the ghost together.

Not-Doc goes back to Ava’s place. He says, beautiful flowers, and she says Laura was there today. He says, today is getting better and better. She says, it’s all right. Laura was surprisingly civil. He says Laura isn’t the problem; it’s Carly. He ran into her at GH, and she wouldn’t shut up. Ava says it’s only a matter of time before Carly uses this to keep Avery away from her, and will probably send her a dry cleaning bill. But if Carly thinks just because Ava shoved her in the mud where she belongs, let them try. Not-Doc says Ava won’t pay for it, but Carly will.

Carly sees Laura, and says she was about to call. She spoke to Doc, and Laura is right. Something is way wrong. Laura says the change in his personality happened sooner than she thought. Carly asks if she thinks it has something to do with the anniversary. Laura thinks that’s part of it, but there must be more than that to cause such a radical change. If she knew what it was, she could understand. Carly asks if she thinks the marriage could be healed. Laura doesn’t think so at this point, but it might heal Doc.

Sonny tells Spencer admitted he did wrong, and if he feels the urge again, he can always call. One bad move can change your life, and the last thing he wants for his favorite nephew is regrets in life. All he wants is the best for him. They hug.

Nina tells Sasha that she wanted someone to call her mom. Now she’s acting like an idiot. Sasha says now that she’s gotten to know Nina, she’s heroic. She survived what her mother did to her, and here they are. Nina says everything that kept them apart doesn’t matter. She’s happy she found the other part of her heart. They hug and Sasha leaves.

Valentin sees Maxie and Peter. Maxie tells Peter it’s not a date. It’s a mutually agreed upon breakfast, but not a date date. He says they agree the kiss that almost happened actually almost happened. What they don’t know, they’ll figure out. Peter’s phone rings. It’s Valentin, who says they need to meet at Windymere. It’s important. Peter asks what it’s in regard to, and Valentin says, Obrecht.

Tomorrow, Curtis tells Sam they need to rethink this case, Maxie asks Nina what’s going on with her and Valentin, and Kim has a confession to make.

The Real Housewives of Dallas – The Reunion, Part Two

And we’re back. Andy tells us Kameron usually has plenty to say, but when she’s not talking, she’s nodding. We see clips of that. Kameron says it means she’s on another planet when she does that. Wow. She really looks like Nicole Kidman. Andy thought she was being judgy, and finds it hilarious. Kameron never knew she did it until she saw herself on camera. Andy asks how Sparkle Dog is doing, and Kameron says she has a distributor. He asks how she feels when court is being discouraging and she’s not thrilled, but investing in companies is what he does for a living. LeeAnne thinks it challenges her.

Andy says D’Andra and Kameron are part of a Dallas family feud. We see clips where family names and society are evoked, including Jimmy’s contribution. Now I’m watching to see if Kameron starts nodding. We flash back to one of my favorite quotes, when Kameron says, it’s a very slippery slope from a butt plug to a butt dart. I have no doubt it is. They end with Kameron saying D’Andra is on friend probation. A viewer asks what the difference is, society-wise, between marrying into a family and being born into it. D’Andra says when you’re a debutante, you’re always held to a higher standard. Andy thinks it sounds like Pine Valley. He brings up Jimmy telling Kameron that she shouldn’t be friends with someone. Kameron says Jimmy was just giving her advice. D’Andra says Jimmy told Kameron to stay in the middle lane, and thinks she’s telling Kameron what to do. Stephanie says they’re lucky if that’s all they have to worry about. Good point. Kameron says it comes up constantly, and shows a lack of security. She hates the word society, and thinks it has to stop. Andy asks how the experience of the show has been. Kameron says it’s a judgy town, with no tolerance for bad behavior, and Andy says she’s judgy. Kameron says she has high standards for herself, but doesn’t expect them from other people. Stephanie says she’s been looked down on. Friendship comes at a price. A viewer thinks the only reason Kameron aligned with LeeAnne, is that she’s afraid of her. D’Andra agrees. Kameron says she feels most confident that LeeAnne would be straight up, since she’s open-minded. Brandi says Kameron is LeeAnne’s puppet. LeeAnne tells Brandi that she says that about anyone who likes her. She said it last year about someone else.

Andy asks D’Andra if she thinks Kameron is scared of LeeAnne, and she says Kameron is LeeAnne’s doormat. She’ll take any spectrum of LeeAnne’s behavior, and find an excuse to make it okay. Andy asks if she thinks LeeAnne is sitting on Westcott family secrets, and D’Andra thinks LeeAnne has something on everyone there. Everyone is terrified of her, except Brandi. Cary asks what else LeeAnne could do to her? Stephanie says she’s not scared, but sometimes LeeAnne is self-sabotaging. She thinks Kameron is very loyal. LeeAnne asks is Stephanie hasn’t been loyal to fault to Brandi, and Stephanie admits that’s true. Andy asks Kameron if D’Andra is tarnishing the family name, but Kameron thinks that’s for Dee to answer. LeeAnne says there are two separate divisions in the Simmons family, and they’re not necessarily friendly to each other. Andy asks if D’Andra’s side is considered the black sheep side. LeeAnne tells him, it’s been said. D’Andra says LeeAnne isn’t part of it, so clap it. I guess that’s similar to Dorinda’s, clip! Cary thought D’Andra didn’t care about the society thing. Kameron wonders why D’Andra talks down to her about having married into it. What is she? From the ghetto? Cary says they sound like superficial bitches. Andy loves it. He asks which is the more important family, and Brandi says hers. He asks LeeAnne, who says she’s too intelligent for that conversation. Pass.

D’Andra and Kameron made peace in Denmark, but then Kameron told Cary that D’Andra was on friend probation. Kameron says D’Andra is the one who came up with the phrase, and D’Andra says it was a joke. Andy asks if she’s still on friend probation. Kameron doesn’t think so. She had taco salad at D’Andra’s after they came back. Stephanie says, bonding over taco salads, and Andy says, like the Montagues and the Capulets. (Romeo and Juliet’s families, for those not in the Shakespeare know, but I don’t think they bonded over taco salads.)

Andy asks if Cary and her dad are any closer after her trip to Copenhagen. She says, yes and no. They’re different people, and her getting in the hot tub naked didn’t help. They sometimes go months without speaking. She says, it’s unfortunate, and tears up. It’s something she’s always wanted, to have a deep connection, but she’s never gotten to that point. It’s now or never. She tells her mom, sorry about the hot tub.

Cary thought the trip to Copenhagen would help her bond with her dad, but it wasn’t all Danish and pickled herring. We see clips from the trip, including Brandi working hard to get sh*tfaced , the infamous Duber d*ck, and noooo! the phone. I’d forgotten for a minute. First, Andy wants talk about Brandi’s plan to get LeeAnne to admit she called Brandi an alcoholic. It seems not well thought out. Brandi says she thought it was a great idea at the time, and she’d prove a point. Andy asks if she admits she was trying to provoke LeeAnne; it was passive/aggressive. Cary says, it certainly was. Brandi says, it’s not fun throwing up fish. Andy asks why she cared that LeeAnne was taking a video, when the cameras for the show were there? Brandi says LeeAnne was being vindictive and malicious; she did it for selfish reasons. Cary’s family said, no cameras, and she wanted to respect that. LeeAnne says she had no malicious intent, and handed the phone over. Andy says Cary was totally naked, and seems less bothered. Cary says, again, feast your eyes, but she understands that Brandi doesn’t trust LeeAnne. At same time, there were other cameras. LeeAnne says they were still in a volatile state, and she shouldn’t have done it. Andy asks Brandi if she stole LeeAnne’s phone, and she says she didn’t; she found it in the bar. Stephanie says she saw the phone too. Kameron says Brandi lied when she said there were no missed calls. LeeAnne says she called several times. Brandi says she would have answered it.

Cary is asked what LeeAnne said about Brandi’s phone, and she says, LeeAnne cloned it. LeeAnne explains what she said was that her phone has an app that clones the nearest phone if you try three times to break in. She doesn’t really have an app like that. Cary says, that would be amazing. Brandi starts yammering. Stephanie laughs. Kameron says Brandi is lying that she didn’t call LeeAnne’s phone, and she’s lost Kameron’s trust. Brandi says Kameron lies all the time. She asks Brandi to stand up and tell her what she’s lied about. Andy tells everyone to stay seated. The most important thing, is that LeeAnne got her phone back.

Leeanne and D’Andra were best friends for over 10 years, but that changed when accusations flew over finances, infidelity, and alcoholism. We flash back to D’Andra questioning LeeAnne about stalling over the wedding, the – ugh! – bank account with only $200 in it, D’Andra questioning Rich’s faithfulness, and LeeAnne’s concern over D’Andra’s drinking. Andy wants to dial back, and go through it. It started when D’Andra was pressing LeeAnne. D’Andra thought they’d start planning after the engagement, but it didn’t happen. She started worrying if Rich did it just to appease LeeAnne. Without skipping beat, Andy moves on to the $200 bank account. He says LeeAnne claimed she was trying to help D’Andra, and asks, how? LeeAnne says D’Andra and Brandi were shopping; she thinks drunk shopping, and she thought D’Andra should return it. D’Andra admits it wasn’t a good time for her to be spending money, and shouldn’t have spent it. Cary says, people talk, and D’Andra was talking about it. Kameron says, in Copenhagen, D’Andra said LeeAnne gave her a golden ticket. America can relate to having only $200 in an account. She thought D’Andra was crying crocodile tears. Andy says after D’Andra’s comment accusing LeeAnne and Rich of leading separate lives, she insinuated Rich was having an affair. D’Andra tells him that she never said Rich was cheating. In the confessional, she’d said she heard it from multiple people. Stephanie says D’Andra should say something like that face-to-face. If she heard something like that in an interview, she would feel betrayed. LeeAnne says she and Rich don’t have problems; he’s never cheated. D’Andra says two of his ex-wives sought her out, and told her a different story. I wouldn’t believe what an ex-anything said. D’Andra says one of them told her that she had no idea what she was saving LeeAnne from. LeeAnne says she’s going low again, and Kameron says, the way D’Andra is treating LeeAnne, she’s losing her trust. D’Andra says she did the right thing in trying to help. Andy asks if LeeAnne just doesn’t want to admit it, and she says if Rich was cheating, she wouldn’t be with him.

Alcohol also played a role in chipping away at LeeAnne and D’Andra’s friendship. Andy asks why D’Andra insisted that LeeAnne called her an alcoholic, when she didn’t. D’Andra says LeeAnne implicates things, but I think she means implies. LeeAnne says she thought all D’Andra and Brandi did together was drink. D’Andra says, that doesn’t mean it’s a problem, and Cary says, maybe it’s just a problem when she’s with Brandi. Andy says D’Andra admitted to having issues at one time, but alcohol wasn’t one of them. D’Andra says, when she was twenty-nine, she had a cocaine problem, and went to rehab for three months. She was living in L.A. at the time, and got caught up in the wrong crowd. Andy says, since LeeAnne is someone who knows about that, wouldn’t it be fair to say she was legitimately concerned? D’Andra says, it felt nefarious in every way. Ha-ha! Like and anti-Mary Poppins. Andy says they both made what the other considers nefarious comments, and they both say they did it out of concern.

Andy is bringing someone out who can give them perspective. The great and powerful Mama Dee. He says he requested her presence, since she seems to be someone they all listen to. Dee comes out with her purse, joking that she has to give D’Andra her allowance. Andy says she hasn’t taken the keys to the company back, and she says she’s retired and loving it. Andy tells her LeeAnne claims to be the one who named her Mama Dee, and Dee says it was when they were talking about the show, and LeeAnne wanted her to talk D’Andra into doing it. Andy asks if the ketchup meatloaf was good, and everyone agrees it was great. LeeAnne says there were eight sticks of butter in the mashed potatoes, and Dee says when she gets down to eight pounds butter at home, she panics. Andy tells Dee that LeeAnne never said D’Andra was an alcoholic, and Dee says LeeAnne was worried about her becoming an alcoholic. We flash back to what she said, and that wasn’t it. Dee says that’s how she heard it, and when you’re almost seventy-eight, you hear things different. And apparently have a built-in excuse to be wrong.

Andy asks what Dee thinks the real issue is between D’Andra and LeeAnne. She says when people care about each other and move on, they lose a diamond while collecting stones. I have no clue what that means. She says it’s sad, because at one time, they were best friends. LeeAnne thinks D’Andra wants to win, and when she doesn’t feel like she’s winning, takes steps to make that happen. Andy asks if LeeAnne thinks it has something to do with the show, and asks D’Andra if the show tore them apart. D’Andra thinks it did. Andy asks what they can do to on track, and Brandi says, make out. He asks if D’Andra can apologize. She says she thought she was doing the right thing, but looking back, she didn’t do the right thing. LeeAnne says she already did apologize. Andy asks if Mama Dee thinks there’s hope. She does, and tells everyone, they can’t change the beginning, but can all start where they are to change the ending. Andy asks what specifically can be done. Dee says they won’t like it, but she doesn’t give a rat’s ass wrapped around a rain barrel. She wants them to be best friends again, and will help them work toward that. Andy asks if that’s a viable option, and LeeAnne would love to see a relationship coach. That’s where we’re at? There are relationship coaches for friendships now? She says someone not attached to the issue, and D’Andra is willing to do that. Andy is all, here’s your hat, what’s your hurry? with Mama Dee. She tells him to look her up when he’s in Dallas.

In their final moments, Andy asks if they had one do-over, what would it be? Stephanie says she waits too long to say how she feels. She wants to get better at that, and stay in the moment. Cary says she was overly honest. She’s reigning that in. Kameron wants to hold back on questions, and let things go. LeeAnne and Cary high-five with her. Brandi apologizes to Kameron for saying she’s a liar, and admits she might have seen the calls if she’d tried harder. D’Andra wants to be kinder and gentler. She tends to be a bull in china cabinet. LeeAnne says she has lots of things to work on, but wants to continue her journey of being a peace-filled person. Andy asks if she and D’Andra have anything say to one another. D’Andra says she’s sorry, and sorry she poked at LeeAnne. She should have had a more private conversation, and didn’t take LeeAnne’s feelings into consideration. LeeAnne thinks sometimes Dee forces D’Andra to see things differently with her opinions, and misses being able to protect her.

In Beaver Creek, D’Andra and Brandi invented a new drink; the Spitfire, tequila and Fireball. Brandi serves everyone shots, and Andy makes a face when he smells it. They all get up, but Kameron’s foot is asleep. LeeAnne says the shot will wake it up. One last skoal. They drink, Andy says, it’s terrible, and we’re out.

💅 On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Frank Jr. was home, so Delores was ecstatic. Marge had the most gigantic sunglasses ever, and I’m so jealous. Danielle was a Bridezilla. She wants it all, and it’s about them being there for her. She was very demanding of her bridal party. I just expected mine to show up. I enjoyed Danielle’s Roaring 20s bachelorette party, but it’s sad when you know the marriage is going to be over in a matter of minutes. One of the strippers scared me though. He picked Danielle up, chair and all, turned her upside down and spun her around, balancing the whole deal on his head. Which was in her crotch. Honestly, had that been me, where his head was at would have been the least of my worries. No wonder Teresa is cranky. It’s no fun to be in training for something, and existing on lemon water and four ounces of fish every day. Teresa griped to Danielle about Melissa not having her back, and Danielle said, I gotcha, baby. Teresa said Jackie needs to apologize or be gone. Next time, Bimini, Marty makes an appearance, and Teresa has it out with Jackie.

🌍 The Vikings Started It…

The first skoal.

Skoal

December 5, 2018 – Chase Gets More Intel, Dallas Reunites, a Little Jersey, Tiffany & Amy Who?

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the hospital, Laura comes to the front desk. She tells Elizabeth her board meeting just got out, and don’t get her started. She asks if she can take Aiden to Kelly’s, and Elizabeth says, the more time he spends with his grandma, the happier he is. Laura asks if it’s okay if she talks to him about who’s bullying him, and Elizabeth says that’s fine; she hasn’t gotten anywhere. Laura asks how Franco is. She knows he and Kiki were close. Elizabeth says, he’s devastated. Kiki was like a daughter to him. She tells Laura that she’s a huge help with Aiden, and Franco will work through it the best way he knows how.

Franco paints in the art therapy studio. The tortured artist at work.

Willow stops by Lulu’s table at Kelly’s. She asks if Lulu has had a chance speak with Charlotte about the bullying. Lulu says, not yet. Valentin’s schedule and hers haven’t lined up. She was hoping things had calmed down, but Willow says, Charlotte’s behavior has become increasingly problematic. It’s at the point where she and the administration wonder if she’s in the right school.

Nina thanks Valentin for being able to stay at Windemere while they look for the monster who killed Kiki. He says she’s always welcome; his ulterior motives notwithstanding. He’ll sleep better with her under his roof, safe and sound. Charlotte runs in, and says Nina came home.

Drew says the first treatment wiped Oscar out, and Kim says Terry said it would. He wishes they could jump to the point where they know everything. Oscar opens his eyes. Drew says he did great, but he doesn’t feel so well.

Julian drinks alone at Charlie’s. The door opens, and he says they’re closed. Alexis walks in.

Chase looks at Kiki’s folder. Michael comes in, and Chase asks what he can do for him. Michael wants to know where they are in finding Kiki’s killer.

Drew tells Oscar that Terry said he’d feel worse before he feels better. Oscar says, so if he feels terrible, it’s working, but if he feels good, he’s in trouble. Drew says he wouldn’t say that exactly. Elizabeth comes in, and says she sees the patient is awake. Oscar says she means the guinea pig, and she says they’ll have him running on a giant wheel in no time. He tells her that he’s tired and achy, like he has the flu. She asks if he has a headache or nausea, and he says, not really. She tells him that Terry was her best friend in middle school, and he asks what Terry was like. Elizabeth says, always in trouble, mostly because of her. Oscar says Elizabeth was a bad influence? and she says, now, he couldn’t be in better hands. His vitals are good, so she’s going to check in with Terry. She leaves, and Drew knows Oscar is feeling rough, but he has something to make Oscar feel better. Oscar says he doesn’t even want pizza. He doesn’t know how anything could make him feel better. Josslyn comes in.

Lulu asks Willow if that isn’t extreme, and Willow says Charlotte has been very persistent in her behavior toward one student. She’s been sent to the guidance counselor and the principal, but there’s been no change. She might need a school with a more traditional approach to discipline. Lulu says obviously, they’d prefer not to move her. Willow hopes they can make it work, and Lulu says she’ll do everything she can to put an end to the bullying right away.

Nina explains to Charlotte that she and Sasha are staying for a visit. Charlotte says she’ll put Nina’s bags in her papa’s room, but Nina says, they’re just friends; they don’t sleep in the same room. Charlotte says they did in New York. Nina says the sleepover was fun, and they’ll do another one. She’ll sleep in the pretty pink room next to Charlotte, and when Sasha comes, they’ll do another sleepover; just girls. Valentin asks Charlotte to have someone fix up the room. When she’s gone, he apologizes if Nina felt uncomfortable. She doesn’t want to disappoint Charlotte, but thinks he should manage her expectations. She’s only staying in fear for her daughter’s safety. He says he and Windemere will always be there for her.

Michael tells Chase that Kiki was family. They shared a sister, and Kiki and his brother were in love off and on until he died. Now, she’s gone just as pointlessly. He’d just talked to her, and told her that Morgan wanted her to be happy. She deserved it. She deserved the best.

Julian knows Alexis means well, but he’s not in the mood for a lecture. She says, no lecture. Full disclosure, she’s representing Griff because she believes he’s innocent, and thinks Julian does too. Alexis wants the killer caught as much as Julian does. Griff being a viable suspect is a waste of time. Julian says Griff might not have killed his niece, but he wants Griff to suffer. He caused the estrangement between Kiki and Ava. Alexis says only one who caused that was Ava. She asks if he thinks Kiki would want Griff to suffer, and he says, no. He and Kiki weren’t close, but he assumed they’d have more time to know each other. He didn’t know it would be cut so short.

Elizabeth goes to the art therapy studio, and asks how Franco is. She hugs him, and he says he’s doing that thing where Kiki’s not gone. She’s just not there, and will walk in at any minute. Elizabeth says everywhere she goes, she thinks she sees her. She tells Franco that Cameron wants see him. She told him it’s not the best time and place, but he wants to see Franco anyway.

Lulu thanks Valentin for seeing her. She ran into Willow. They have to get Charlotte’s behavior under control before she’s kicked out of school. Nina says, not for teasing another child, and Valentin says Charlotte has to take accountability for her actions. Lulu is right. If they sit down now, before it’s gone too far, maybe the three of them can reach her. They have to put stop to it now.

At Kelly’s, Laura tells Aiden that his drawing has gotten good. She thinks he gets his talent from his mom. She asks what else he likes to do at school, and he says, reading. She says she likes to read too. What about his friends, like Bianca? What kind of games do they play? Aiden says, girls play girl games; boys don’t play those. Laura says, games are games; anyone can play. He says, not him. It’s against the rules. She thinks he just misunderstood the teacher. He says the teacher doesn’t make the rules in his class.

Josslyn is convinced Oscar can catch up with school as soon as he’s better. If all goes well, it will be before the PSATs. He says, if all goes well. He appreciates it, but asks if she isn’t jumping the gun. It’s his first day, and he feels terrible. She asks if that doesn’t mean it’s working, and he says, it means it’s happening; there are no guarantees he’ll get better. She asks if he’s worried he’s going to die, and spend his last few months on college prep. Any of them can die at any time, and he’s still there. If he’s on borrowed time, why wonder what’s the point? She thinks it’s better if he tells himself it’s only the first day, and things will get better. He’s in bed anyway; make most of it. He looks at her, and she adds, not like that. She asks if he wants to rea The Martian or Frankenstein.

In the hallway, Kim tells Drew maybe they shouldn’t have left Oscar alone, but Drew says, he’s with Josslyn. Kim says, he’s feeling badly, and Drew tells her that’s what Terry said would happen. Kim says, it’s hell being a doctor with a sick child. You know a lot of information. Drew asks what she’s read about the side effects, and she says, the fever means the therapy working. Unless it isn’t. Unless the symptom is a sign that something else is wrong.

Drew knows it’s hard for Kim to watch Oscar be sick, but no matter how bad it gets, they’re not God. Either way, they’ll wind up in the same spot; outside the hospital room, worried, and drinking too much coffee. Kim says Oscar could have skipped the trial, and then they’d be out of hope. Drew says, hope is a risky proposition, and tells her not to question her instincts.

Cameron visits Franco, who says, fair warning, he’s kind of a mess. Cameron just wanted to tell him sorry about Kiki. His mom told him that Franco was kind of like a father to her. Franco says from the time she was born until she was twenty-one, he thought he was her father. It turned out not to be true, but it’s close as he’ll come to having his own child. Cameron says, except for them. Between the three of them and mom, they still have a family. Franco is pretty sure Cameron doesn’t like him, and that’s okay. Cameron says Franco is okay. Franco gets weepy, laughs, and thanks him. They bro hug.

Lulu says, milk and cookies? and Nina says Charlotte’s not on trial. Lulu says they’re pointing out her bad behavior, not rewarding it. Charlotte sits with them, and Lulu says the three of them want to talk to her. Nina says she’s not in trouble, Valentin says they’re just checking in. How’s school? Charlotte says, good, and Lulu tells her, Miss Tate says the class was talking about respecting people’s feelings, and how what we say and do affects others. Nina says they know she’s never unkind on purpose. Valentin asks her if she remembers that he had a spinal condition when he was growing up. The other kids wouldn’t play with him. They teased him, and never knew who he was inside because they were so busy being critical about the outside. Lulu says, words and actions have consequences. To make another child feel bad, whether on purpose or by accident, is not okay. Nina asks if she understands that, and Charlotte says no one in her class looks like her papa. Can she go now? Lulu says they can talk about this more tomorrow. When Charlotte leaves, Nina says, see? Nothing is wrong. Lulu asks if Nina is kidding her.

Laura asks Aiden, who makes the rules if the teacher doesn’t? He says, someone, and she asks if they have a name. He says he can’t talk about it. Laura asks if he’s not allowed to say their name, and he says, the rules. Laura says she’s not in his class. The rules don’t apply to her. If someone is bothering him, he can tell her. He says, no thank you, and she says he doesn’t have to. She asks him to look at her, and tells him that she loves him. He says he loves her too, and she wants him know he can tell her anything. There are no rules about what they can talk about together.

Chase apologizes to Michael, saying he didn’t realize he and Kiki were close. Michael doesn’t buy that Griff did it. Chase tells him, all can he can say is that the leads are being followed by the book. Michael sees Mary Pat’s folder next to Kiki’s, and asks if Chase thinks there’s a connection. If someone set up Carly, they could possibly have set up Griff too. Chase says they’re following all the leads.

Julian drinks some coffee, and thanks Alexis for coming there. She must have something better to do. She does, but knows him, and knows he shouldn’t be alone. She asks if he called Kim, but he says Kim has a lot going on with Oscar. Alexis asks if he hasn’t told her.

Elizabeth tells Drew and Kim, Terry confirmed it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Drew appreciates it, and she says, after Kiki, it’s nice to be able to comfort someone. Kim asks, what happened? Elizabeth says, Julian was here. She assumed he told her. Kiki was murdered.

Drew sees Franco, and says he heard the news. He wishes he had some words of wisdom, but he’s fresh out. Franco says, people are being nice. He doesn’t like it. He wishes he could find the bastard who killed Kiki, and murder him. He knows he’s being dark, and Drew says he’s no stranger to that. He wishes he could put a face on what’s killing his son.

Lulu doesn’t want Charlotte to think she’s been let off the hook. Nina says Charlotte is smart, wonderful, and perfect. Lulu says Nina can’t keep telling Charlotte that she’s perfect. She thinks it means she’s better than everyone else, and the rules don’t apply to her. She thinks other people’s feelings don’t matter. Is that what Nina is teaching her? No matter what she does, she’s not in trouble, and gets milk, cookies, and praise from her? There’s a lesson that she needs to learn. Valentin suggests they pick this up another time. Lulu says, it had better be soon, before the administration finds a school with a more traditional approach to discipline. Actions have consequences that don’t come with chocolate chips. Nina needs to trust that they’ll do what’s best for Charlotte right now, even if she can’t. She leaves.

Cameron joins Josslyn and Oscar. He tells Oscar that Kim forwarded an apology, but it’s no big deal. Josslyn goes to get something to eat. Cameron asks what all the papers are, and Oscar says the schoolwork he missed. Cameron laughs, and says with all this waiting, does he still want to go through treatment? He adds that’s probably one of the worst things he’s said, and he’s a horrible person. Oscar says he’s a good friend. He’s a good guy, and Oscar is glad Josslyn has him as a friend. Cameron says, he is too, and he has to go.

Julian tells Alexis that he’s okay now; the worst is over. She says, it comes in waves that you can’t predict. Kim blows in, and Julian asks if everything is okay. She says, it’s the first day, and everything went well. She’s sorry to be interrupting, but Alexis says she was just on her way out. It’s good Kim is here; Julian needs her. Alexis leaves, and Kim asks why Julian didn’t tell her about Kiki. He says, it didn’t seem right. Oscar is fighting for his life. Kiki would want her to be there, fighting with him. She asks what does he want, and he just hopes Oscar gets better. They hug.

Cameron sees Josslyn, and says he has to go. She says she’s thought a lot about what happened. How she treated him; forcing him to be her fake boyfriend, then being rude to him when he told her the truth about Oscar. She knows she messed up. If he wants to pretend he doesn’t know her, she wouldn’t blame him. He says they’ve known each other their entire lives. It’s a little late to pretend they’re strangers. She repeats that she knows she messed up, and hopes no matter how he feels about her, he’ll still be friends with Oscar. Cameron says he hopes Oscar feels better soon, and jets.

Willow sees Chase at the hospital. She says, how are you, detective? That’s his first name, right? Detective? Chase says he’s been meaning to call, and she says if she had a nickel for every time she’s heard that. She asks if he’s there on official business, or is there something wrong with him? He says official business, but the commissioner says they should breaks. He asks if she’s free tomorrow. He’d like to take her to dinner. She says, her own police escort? Why not?

Josslyn tells Oscar, for real? She got one of everything, and he’s not in the mood for anything? He says he has a craving for gelato. He doesn’t guess they have it there. She says, even if they did, does he want hospital gelato? She’ll get him some, but he’d better mean it this time. She’s not doing all this again. He asks for pistachio. She leaves, and he takes out his phone. He asks if someone can come to the hospital. He really needs them.

Nina says Valentin was quiet while Lulu was unloading on her. She supposes he agrees. He says he was thinking that Charlotte is lucky to have Nina in her corner. Nina says, but…? Valentin says she’s the center of his being, and he has to take a hard look at what he’s teaching her by example. If anyone is responsible for her behavior, and thinking it’s okay to get what you want at another’s expense, it’s him.

Josslyn sees Michael. She’s happy he’s home. They hug, and he asks how Oscar is. Josslyn says, terrible. He feels horrible, and he keeps finding ways to tell her that he won’t make it. She finds ways tell him he will. Michael says, if anyone can convince him, she can. She says as long as she’s with Oscar, she’s positive; she doesn’t have time to mourn Kiki, but when she leaves the room, her heart breaks all over again.

Valentin tells Nina that Charlotte has been watching him try to get her back, when she’s made it clear he should let her go. Nina isn’t excusing his behavior, but she understands. She nearly drove Sasha out of town. Valentin says he knew better, and he didn’t care. Nina says he cared deeply. One thing she knows, is that he’s an amazing father. And she loves him in spite of herself.

Cameron joins Aiden and Laura at Kelly’s. He looks at Aiden’s drawing, and asks what that’s supposed to be? Aiden says himself, and Cameron asks if he got hit by a shrink ray. He tells Aiden to enjoy himself as a bug, but don’t be a gnat. Be a ginormous bug that eats the entire city. Lulu comes in, and Laura tells the boys to go pick out cookies to take home. Lulu thanks Laura for letting her crash the party. Laura asks, what’s going on? and Lulu tells her that Charlotte’s teacher said she’d been bullying another kid. Laura asks if Lulu talked to her, and she says they both did. Surprisingly, she and Valentin are on the same page. She seemed unaffected. Like she doesn’t realize or doesn’t care that she’s being hurtful. Laura asks who the other child is, and Lulu wishes she knew. Laura looks across the room at Aiden.

Kim tells Julian that she’s there for him, no matter what. She hopes she didn’t do anything to make him feel otherwise. Julian says she didn’t. He didn’t want her to have two burdens. She promises she can take care of Oscar and be there for him, to give him all the love and strength he deserves. He kisses her hand, and they kiss.

Oscar thanks someone for coming. He needs to hire them again. Alexis asks what she can do for him, and he says, write his will.

Willow approaches the room where the bereavement group meets. She hesitates, and goes in. Michael gets out of the elevator, and also goes in.

Franco tells Elizabeth that during their last conversation, Kiki told him that she wanted him to have an incredible wedding. She wanted to have a celebration of family. Elizabeth asks if he feels he can’t do it right now, but he doesn’t feel they should postpone it again. Elizabeth says she loves him. The wedding will celebrate family, including Kiki and her memory, even if they have to wait a little longer. Seriously. I’d be afraid a dead body might show up.

Chase talks to a doctor, saying what he doesn’t get is why there isn’t more blood. The doctor explains that the instrument went through the sternum and punctured the lungs. Most of the blood stayed inside. Chase says, precision like that doesn’t happen by accident. The doctor says, either the killer is astronomically lucky, or skilled enough know where to strike.

Tomorrow, Willow asks Michael for help, Obrecht meets Finn and Anna, and not-Doc says it’s the last thing Laura is ever going to say to him.

The Real Housewives of Dallas – The Reunion – Part One

I already know we’re not going to get that teased secret about LeeAnne in Part One. They always do that with the previews. Omg, is Cary wearing something made out of tinsel? Andy says, the reunion starts now.

As always, Andy introduces the ladies. He asks Cary about dating Lance Armstrong, and she says it was only about six months. She was into athletes in her twenties and early thirties. Both Kameron and I are impressed when Andy guesses Kameron is wearing Tom Ford. Andy wants some peaceful vibes. LeeAnne says, focus on the sound until you can’t hear it any more. She makes an ohm noise, and everyone zens out, except for Brandi, who makes stupid faces. I’m not liking her at all this season.

Andy tells us, from mechanical bulls to beer bongs to Beaver Liquors, these Lonestar ladies kept the lol’s coming. We flash back to some of the funnier moments, like Kameron riding the mechanical bull at zero speed, and Callie-Roo the kangaroo. Kameron says, in her eyes, the bull was going fast. Andy makes Kameron say bowl and bull and they sound the same. Cary says It’s merging accents. Because the topic is going to follow me until I die, Andy asks about Stephanie’s vaginal rejuvenation. <sigh> He tells us that being in a Dallas legacy family comes with perks. We flash back to Beaver Creek, and Kameron’s massive home. Ugh. And Brandi getting emotional over something Kameron didn’t say. The queen of the group contest is also shown. We find out that Taylor Swift rented Kameron’s house. LeeAnne claims D’Andra said there wouldn’t be a show without her, and that’s how the queen thing started. LeeAnne says that D’Andra says they didn’t have a show until she got there. Brandi says LeeAnne claims to bring more to the show than anyone. D’Andra says she told In Touch that the show wouldn’t work without her, and all roads lead to LeeAnne Locken. We see that headline, but, tabloids. Andy says, it’s just kind of sh*t talking – i.e. no big deal. Leeanne says she’s the GIF that keeps on giving. Andy asks if a healthy ego isn’t part of being on the show.

Oh man, D’Aandra is going to make a liar out of me. That secret might be coming. We’ll find out after the commercial.

Leeanne tells D’Andra they need another sofa for her ego. D’Andra says she’s been holding a secret about LeeAnne for two years, and she’s revealing now. (Dammit!) LeeAnne told her that Cary fat shamed her husband during the first season, and would fat shame D’Andra. Cary says she never did that, and D’Andra has known her longer than anyone; she’d never fat shame anyone. Screw her for thinking that. We see a clip of Cary saying Mark was a fixer-upper. LeeAnne says she never said that, but Cary says D’Andra is the dumb bitch that believed it. That’s it? That’s the secret she’s been holding? She needs to turn in her Housewives card.

Andy asks LeeAnne if she was surprised Brandi and D’Andra made up. LeeAnne says she felt protective of D’Andra. Brandi asks what she needs to protect, and LeeAnne says it was an illogical feeling. Cary says she doesn’t trust Brandi, and LeeAnne agrees that she doesn’t, but in general, she’s not a very trusting person. Andy brings up how Kameron misheard what Stephanie said about bashing Brandi for adopting a baby. We flash back to that. Kameron says it was all a misunderstanding. Stephanie says it seemed like she was making it about herself. Cary says she should have just said her feelings were hurt for not being included and been done with it. LeeAnne thinks if she hadn’t been drinking, she wouldn’t have been as adamant. Andy wants to move on.

A viewer says Brandi is an inspiration, and asks about Bruin. I take a nap. Andy says Stephanie was the conduit, and Stephanie explains that she’d friends with a social worker, who told her about Bruin. She knew Brandi wanted a baby boy her whole life. She didn’t think it would happen. Another viewer asks how she came up with the surrogate lie so fast. She says she didn’t want to ruin the surprise, and it was the first thing she thought of. Kameron doesn’t think it’s okay to make a joke out of surrogacy, because of people going through fertility issues. Stephanie says she’s not making fun of people, and Andy thinks it was harmless. Kameron thinks she’s more sensitive because it took her a long time to get pregnant. D’Andra says it’s no one’s business, unless the person wants to share. Kameron says D’Andra gets in LeeAnne’s business all the time. Oh snap! D’Andra says, that’s the pot calling the kettle black, and Cary tells D’Andra not to flip it.

Andy says she lives in a new 10,000 square foot mansion in the most exclusive area of Dallas, but don’t let the glamorous façade fool you into thinking she’s shallow. We go down the Memory Lane of Stephanie revealing her history with depression. We see her vow renewal with Travis again. Andy says there was a lot of viewer feedback. She made a suicide attempt at twenty-two, and viewers want to know what motivated her to open up. Stephanie says she was sitting with LeeAnne, and she just wanted to open up. She and LeeAnne had never connected. She’d gone to a therapy retreat, and learned about the walls she’d put up. She realized LeeAnne didn’t know her very well, and it was an organic moment. Brandi says she knew about it, and Stephanie says she and her mom talked about it at first, but then it was ignored. She feels guilty because her family was terrified for years.  She made a rash decision because she didn’t love herself. She had no self-worth. She’d just come out of a bad relationship, and when it was over, she didn’t know who she was. Andy asks how her struggle manifests now, and she says she has to watch it. She’s been on antidepressants since she was a teenager. Andy asks if Brandi has been there when she’s been like that, and she says she has. LeeAnne says, brave people lead the way for other people to be brave. Andy asks if she’s worried about the show affecting her. Stephanie says she was concerned the first season. She wanted to please everyone, but got thicker skin. It’s one of the reasons why she went to the retreat. She’s the type of person who holds everything in and smiles, and it eats you alive. Brandi says she was asked who changed the most. She thinks Stephanie is braver, and has opinions of her own. LeeAnne says, it’s a beautiful thing to see. She wanted to find her voice, and she has.

Andy says she told us, if you can change yourself, you can change the world. We flash back on LeeAnne admitting her anger issues, her new zen, and making wedding plans. Andy asks if she’s still seeing a professional therapist or is she going to meditation classes? LeeAnne says she meditates every morning, and sees two therapists. One, once a week, for personal growth, and another, every other week, to make sure she’s taking the show in stride. D’Andra has a mini sh*t fit over LeeAnne not having told her that. LeeAnne says they’re not talking. Brandi wants their names. Tiffany (who I did not remember at all, but see below) told her that LeeAnne was never in therapy. LeeAnne says Tiffany has seen her go to therapy her entire life. Andy asks if she sees a life coach, but she says, nope. This is hardcore. She talks to the three-year-old and seven-year-old version of herself to investigate where her issues come from. Andy asks why she doesn’t want to give her therapists names, and LeeAnne feels it would violate their privacy. I wouldn’t do it either. Brandi says they can edit it out, and LeeAnne is like, yeah, right. Then Brandi will be on social media. Brandi says she’d give up the name of her GYN. Is she really this stupid? Or maybe she’s drunk. Ha-ha! Kameron says it’s none of Brandi’s business. A viewer brings up LeeAnne’s extra-large amygdala, and asks why she’s not on meds for her issues instead of blaming that. LeeAnne starts to answer, and D’Andra interrupts. She won’t shut up; then Brandi starts talking. Andy asks again, and LeeAnne explains that when emotion is triggered the blood all flows to the amygdala, which causes flight, freeze, or fight. D’Andra says last year, it was LeeAnne’s PTSD. LeeAnne says she still has it, and asks if D’Andra is making fun of people with PTSD. Cary says D’Andra is acting like an a-hole. D’Andra says Cary hasn’t had any opinions all year, and now she’s got a million. Cary say D’Andra is always telling her to shut up. Andy says LeeAnne seems more restrained this season, and D’Andra says, until the camera is off.

Andy says after LeeAnne talked about Mark getting sexual favors at the Round Up, why was she receptive to a friendship? Cary says she went in apprehensive. She also found out patient zero – who was the originator of the rumor – was her ex-florist, who was mad at her. Andy says, a disgruntled florist? and wonders if there’s any other kind. Cary says it was enlightening. LeeAnne says she’s still responsible for repeating it, and Cary says she was pissed as hell, but she gave grace. They’re working on the friendship. LeeAnne says she and Rich went to Cary and Mark’s place for dinner. D’Andra says it’s like an alternate universe. Letting someone into your house who claimed you got sexual favors. Cary says D’Andra has been in her house, and she’s made disparaging remarks. Like a diligent Housewife, Cary pulls out her phone, and says D’Andra hasn’t been a good friend.

Cary shows Andy a text where D’Andra basically said Brandi’s clothing line sucks, and Cary messes up people’s faces. Andy says it’s not like it was public. LeeAnne says she’s heard about it from other people. Cary says the bottom line is, she thought they were friends, and it hurt her feelings. LeeAnne says D’Andra has two phones, and D’Andra calls her effing delusional. Here’s where it gets convoluted because they’re all talking at once about some more nonsense phone stuff. Kameron asks if D’Andra thinks she made it up. D’Andra calls Kameron and LeeAnne Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Bitch. Kameron suggests they call AT&T, but Andy nixes that.

Andy has seen a lot of Housewives merchandising endeavors, but thinks LeeAnne’s dress is the best thing he’s seen. Me too! He asks if she’s had any offers from QVC, and she says, not yet, but she’s good with that. She wants the next six months to plan the wedding. Stephanie says, in the beginning, LeeAnne was trying hard, and resisted the temptation to react, but toward the end of the season, she was triggered. LeeAnne says she was pushed and pushed.

Andy says it looked like Brandi and LeeAnne were all right with each other, but when Brandi and D’Andra became BFFs, she wasn’t liking it. We flash back to LeeAnne telling D’Andra that she doesn’t trust Brandi, and Brandi saying she thought she and LeeAnne were moving forward. We revisit LeeAnne talking about Brandi and D’Andra getting drunk, and the fight at Stephanie’s party. Andy asks Brandi if she thought LeeAnne was going to hit her. LeeAnne asks if Brandi wanted her to. Andy asks if Brandi deliberately provoked LeeAnne. Doesn’t she see that she got in LeeAnne’s face? Cary tells her to admit it, and Brandi says she was, but she doesn’t regret it. She never touched her. Cary thinks she was antagonizing LeeAnne, and Stephanie agrees, but says LeeAnne was more aggressive. Andy says LeeAnne was hissing like a cobra, and asks if anyone was scared. Andy says back in the beginning, he thought Brandi and LeeAnne were fine, and Brandi says she was truly trying. LeeAnne asks what set Brandi against her. Andy even knows the answer to that one, and says LeeAnne warning D’Andra about Brandi. Brandi says when D’Andra told her at the rodeo, she knew LeeAnne was drunk, but waited until LeeAnne was sober to confront her. Unlike LeeAnne – who is a bitch – confronting her at a charity event. Kameron wonders how Brandi couldn’t have been drunk at the rodeo after two beer bongs. LeeAnne says she never told D’Andra not to trust her. She just said be careful. Stephanie thinks it hurt Brandi, and just snowballed.

Andy tells us about another accusation that rocked the group. He asks why LeeAnne thinks Brandi is an alcoholic. Kameron alerts D’Andra about her boob escaping from her dress. LeeAnne says when she went to Kameron’s event, she was tired, and shouldn’t have used that word. But if they go through all the footage of the season, it’s the only time she said that. Andy asks if she thinks Brandi has a problem, and she says, no. No one does, and he asks if she can understand why Brandi was upset. She was finalizing an adoption, and it’s a big accusation. LeeAnne tells him, when she said it, she didn’t attach it to anyone’s name. Regardless, it was wrong, she told everyone that, and apologized. Brandi say she did, but then said Brandi wasn’t sophisticated enough to be an alcoholic. LeeAnne says she was just being a smart ass. Brandi asks why she said it, and since she didn’t listen to LeeAnne’s previous answer, LeeAnne tells her that she shouldn’t have said it. She thinks Brandi likes to get drunk, but isn’t a drunk. Stephanie says when she was watching it, although LeeAnne wasn’t saying it, she was inferring it. She has to be careful of the words she chooses. Stephanie has known Brandi a long time, and knows she doesn’t have a drinking problem. It’s unfair because it’s untrue. It’s not okay. Andy thinks LeeAnne owes Brandi an apology. LeeAnne says she’s genuinely sorry. She said it in reference to Brandi, and it’s not her place. it won’t happen again.

Since we’re going to beat this to death, Brandi says LeeAnne wrote in her blog that she didn’t tell Dee that Brandi was an alcoholic, and she’d recorded the conversation. LeeAnne says she didn’t, but was certain she hadn’t said it. Andy says, so she lied in her blog. D’Andra calls her Lie-Anne. Andy says he was told she records a lot of conversations. LeeAnne says, phone conversations, and Cary says, that’s not okay, but LeeAnne says not with them. She’s talking about business conversations. Andy says, how Omarosa of her. He says she cops to lying a lot, and LeeAnne says she’s picking up from them. Brandi says, are you kidding?

Next time, Mama Dee joins the group, D’Andra thinks Kameron is LeeAnne’s doormat, and phonegate.

🍝 On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa told her two sisters that there might be another sister out there. She got this information from a psychic reader. Since this might be news to their mother, they were unsure of how to proceed.  Danielle and Marge mended fences. Daddy Gorga had eye surgery, and did a shot with Joe #2. Joe #2 heard he was the topic in Oklahoma. Melissa wondered why it was always two against one, and how Delores became part of their family conversations. There was a huge debate on whether any of them could control their husbands. The old school thinkers believing, the man is the head of the family, and the woman is the neck, and the wife has control over her husband emotionally. This led to new Wife Jackie putting in her in her two cents, which wasn’t well received by Teresa. Jackie asked if Teresa thought her husband would be in jail if she could control what he did. D’oh! Melania came in, and Teresa didn’t want to fight in front of her, but said it wasn’t effing over. Melissa appreciated Jackie sticking up for her, but didn’t think it was going to end well. Next time, a 1920’s themed party, and Danielle’s wedding plans. Well, we all know how that marriage ended up.

👣 Where is Tiffany?

Consider my memory refreshed.

http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/where-is-the-real-housewives-of-dallas-tiffany-hendra-now

📓 The Limbic System…

Where the amygdala resides.

🔬 The way your science teacher sees it…

Brain Cross-section with labels

😱 The way a zombie sees it…

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💫 The way a stoner sees it…

Brain Anatomy - Limbic System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2018 – News of the Murder Spreads, Vanderpump Still Rules, a Boat Bumps OC, Last Salute, OGs & Dancin’ Captain

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I miss the first minute or so. It’s Jason and Sam going blah-blah-blah.

Alexis tells Jordan and Margaux the clock is ticking, and they need to get Griff before a judge. She says they both know they have the wrong guy. Jordan says, the investigation is ongoing. They’re holding him until they know more. Alexis suggests they get him before a judge in a timely manner, or be prepared for a confrontation in court or the press. She leaves, and Jordan says she doesn’t like it, but Margaux says the evidence is all they’ve got right now. Outside, Curtis tells Jordan that he has intel that might be relevant to the case.

At the MetroCourt, Sasha tells Valentin that he couldn’t get her out of Port Charles fast enough before. He says he was wrong. Her leaving now could jeopardize him and Nina getting back together. It’s the last thing he needs. She says she’s not lying to the cops, and if the cops start asking questions, their story could unravel. Nina appears.

On the phone with Michael, Carly asks if he wants her to pick him up at the airport. He’s good, and she tells Sonny, as usual, instead of thinking about himself, Michael was asking about Avery. Sonny says he told Pilar to keep the TV off until they get home. They’ll have to let Ava decide how tell Avery that Kiki is gone.

Julian says Ava isn’t in the apartment, and not-Doc says she must have slipped out the kitchen entrance. Julian figures not-Doc is worried about the same thing he is. Ava decided to take justice into her own hands.

Ava tells Griff that Kiki had the brightest of futures. He took Kiki’s life, and now she’s going to take his. She takes out the gun.

Sam tells Jason that Oscar agreeing to the medical trial is a big deal. Kim and Drew must be relieved. Jason says the procedure isn’t certain, but she says it’s better than certain death. He says he told Oscar he’s there if Oscar needs him. Sam laughs, and says he and Drew are talking, not fighting; it’s nice. He tells her not to get carried away. She says it’s nice to hear that, and it would be really nice if they acted like real brothers. Jason isn’t sure about going that far. No matter what, it will always be complicated.

Nina asks if something is wrong, and Valentin says Sasha is worried Kiki’s murder is going to be pinned on her, like Griff. Nina tells her, don’t worry. That’s why Diane is on retainer; she’s the best. Valentin says, she’s a shark. One you want on your side. Sasha says Kiki is dead, the police want to question her, and now she needs at attorney. Nina says it’s better to be prepared. Diane advised her that Sasha shouldn’t volunteer any information unless she’s there. Valentin tells her to fly under the radar. Chase approaches them, and says he needs Sasha to come to the station.

Julian leaves a message for Ava that if she’s thinking of doing something stupid, don’t; call him. Not-Doc asks how sure Julian is that she’d do something drastic. Julian says she’s capable of taking a life. Griff is in custody, so if she makes a move, game over. Not-Doc says, the police station. Julian says when Ava is like this, there’s no telling what she’ll do. Not-Doc says he’s making assumptions. Does he thinks she’d take that risk. Julian says he knows Ava better than him. Neither one of them want her going away for the rest of her life. Not-Doc says they certainly don’t.

Griff tells Ava that she doesn’t want to this. She says, shut up. She’s let him win long enough. He says once she pulls the trigger, there’s no coming back. How will she feel when the truth comes out? She knows him, and knows he didn’t do it. She says she thought she knew him. She thought he had honesty, integrity, and sincerity, but he broke her heart by betraying her with her own daughter. He’s nothing but a conman; a good one. He tells people what they want to hear, so they fall in love with the hope of redemption. He makes them feel special, like it’s an honor to be loved by someone like him, and takes everything. Self-esteem, dignity, pride. Did he do that to Kiki too, before he killed her? She must have been scared to have the man she loved take her life. She’s not letting him get away with it. She’s making him pay.

Sam coughs, and feels like a loser. Jason says she can’t help it if she got sick. She says she wanted to make Thanksgiving special for the kids. Jason says, it was. Danny saw the parade, and the kids ate pizza at the Quartermaine’s. That’s not so bad. Sam says, they are Quartermaines, so they’re definitely destined to eat pizza because of the Thanksgiving curse. Please tell her there’s no Quartermaine curse for Christmas. Jason says it’s not a curse; just a set of random circumstances. She asks how long it’s been going on, and he figures since 1994. Sam says, two years, four maybe, could be considered random circumstances, but twenty-four is a curse. Alexis walks in, and says, sorry. She didn’t expect to see him. Sam wonders if they didn’t have this conversation already. Alexis brought soup, and Jason says he was just leaving. He goes, and Alexis gives Sam her mail. Sam asks what kind of soup, and Alexis says, chicken noodle from Kelly’s. Sam says it’s her favorite. Alexis says she shouldn’t have let Jason leave, since he should hear it too. Kiki is dead. She was murdered.

Jordan thanks Sasha for coming in, but Sasha says she didn’t have much choice. Nina says Sasha doesn’t have to say anything until her lawyer is there. Sasha says she’s going to be in court until the evening, and Margaux says they have the right to hold her. Nina says she’ll stay, but Sasha wants it over with. Nina reminds her that Diane told her not to say anything, and Jordan says both Nina and Curtis need to stay outside. In the hallway, Curtis says he knows Nina thinks he stabbed her in the back, but he had to tell Jordan; he had no choice. Nina says he did and he knows it. Don’t think she won’t remember.

Sonny tells Carly that he got some information from his guys at the PCPCD, and they arrested s suspect. Carly says, that was fast; who? He asks if she’s ready for this, and says, Griff. Carly says, that’s impossible, and he says they always look at the boyfriend or husband first, but they have evidence that points toward him. Carly says, omg. They had a fight there the night before she was killed, but she doesn’t think he did it. Sonny says, it doesn’t feel right. They had their moments, but it doesn’t feel right to him.

Griff tries to talk to Ava, but she tells him, shut up, again. He tells her, look at him; he’s no killer. He couldn’t take a life, especially Kiki’s. He knows she’s grieving; he is too, but look in the deepest part of her heart, and she’ll know he’s telling the truth. Ava says maybe he didn’t do it, but he’s not any less responsible for where he sits. He might not be the one who stabbed her, but he destroyed her just the same. He poisoned Kiki’s relationship with her mother; breaking their bond, and turning them against each other. Jumping from her bed to Kiki’s. Because of him, they weren’t speaking when Kiki died. They never got a chance to make things right, and Ava never got a chance to hold her daughter one more time, and tell her that she loves her. Tell Kiki that she’s her girl, and that’[s all that matters. They would have found their way back to each other, but it’s too late now. She’ll never hear Kiki say she forgives her or loves her. She’ll never hold her daughter in her arms again because of him. Griff says she’s so desperate for someone to blame and to kill. Go ahead. Pull the trigger.

Sam tells Jason that it doesn’t make sense. Kiki is a sweetheart. She asks what about Dr. Bensch, and Alexis says she thought of that too, but they’re focusing on one suspect. Sam asks, who? and she says Griff. He’s been arrested by default. They want to make it clean and tidy, saying the boyfriend did it. Sam says Griff doesn’t seem like that guy, and Alexis is worried about him, Sam’s sister, Julian, and even Ava. Sam asks about Molly, and Alexis says she shut down. She and TJ were close to Kiki; it’s going to be hard on them. It’s senseless, and makes her want to do something for her daughters. She asks if there’s anything she can do for Sam, but Sam says just being there is all she needs.

Jason goes to the MetroCourt. Carly says she missed him on Thanksgiving, and he says he was with Sam. No surprise, Carly is all interested and full of questions. He says he got to be with the kids until Alexis picked them up. Carly says, details? and Jason says, no. He tells Sonny that he spoke to a guy in Jersey, and there has been no warrant issued on Jeanette, and no indication that she’s a suspect. Carly wonders why, since Sonny wore a wire, and Jeanette confessed. Sonny says Margaux couldn’t go through with turning her mother in.

Jordan tells Sasha it came to her attention there was a significant incident involving her, Ava, and Griff. Sasha thinks maybe he should wait for her lawyer, but Chase says no one is accusing her of anything; they just want her story. Sasha says she didn’t know Kiki well, and she’s sorry about the misunderstanding. Once she decided to stay, Kiki offered her place. It seemed like a perfect fit. Unfortunately, she acted on misinformation, and it didn’t end well. She was told they were only casually involved; friends with benefits. Griff was attentive to her; not hitting on her, but he seemed like he was interested. She started flirting with him, and Kiki didn’t like it. She came see Sasha at work, and said she and Griff were serous, and Sasha had to move out. Jordan asks how Sasha reacted, and Sasha says, annoyed at first, but when she thought about it, she thought it was for the best. Whatever is going on with the three of them, she wants no part of it. Jordan says, the three of them, and Sasha says, Griff, Kiki, and Ava. Ava was the one who told her it wasn’t serious, and Sasha realized she was setting up friction between them. Jordan asks how she came to the conclusion she’d been drugged, and Sasha says she woke up naked in bed with Griff.

Ava says Griff is trying to confuse her. Griff says he doesn’t give a damn. She’s not the only one grieving. He’s lost everything. He tells her, go ahead, take the one thing he has left; his life. She doesn’t care about the truth. She just needs someone to blame. Julian comes in, followed by not-Doc. Ava tells him to go; he’s not a part of this. Julian says she doesn’t want do this. It’s not what Kiki would want; her in prison. Avery already lost a sister. She can’t lose her mother too. Ava asks not-Doc what to do.

Not-Doc says she already knows what have to do. He told her to stop letting people step on her. Is this how she’s going to handle this? Is this who she is? How she’s going to show the world, don’t cross Ava Jerome? Not-Doc says she’ll feel a moment of relief, ecstasy maybe, but it will be fleeting. Then they’ll lock her up like a caged animal. That’s what her enemies want. Don’t let them win. She gives him the gun, and he holds her.

Sasha tells Jordan that she confronted Ava at the MetroCourt, and called her on her lying. Jordan asks if Ava admitted it, and Sasha says, no, and she was just happy to be out of it. She ordered room service, and the tray came up about fifteen minutes later. She had soup, and that’s all she remembers until she regained consciousness, and woke up naked in bed, with Griff running out after Kiki. She pieced it together later. Griff got a text from her phone to meet her, but it was deleted. He was knocked in the head, and in bed with her, when Kiki found them. Jordan asks if she’s saying it was staged, and Sasha says she didn’t do it herself. She was under the impression they’d reported the incident. Jordan asks if she saw Ava after that, but Sasha says, no. Kiki and Griff thought it was payback because Griff was involved with Ava first. Ava considered it a betrayal, and they were sure she wanted revenge. Jordan says she’s sorry this happened to her, and thanks her for her cooperation. They don’t have any more questions right now, but she needs to stay in town in case there’s a follow-up.

Chase walks Sasha out. Margaux says, this changes everything, and Jordan says, to put it mildly. TJ calls Jordan, and Margaux leaves.

Curtis tells Sasha it was cool of her come there. He knows she didn’t sign up for this. He asks if she needs a ride, but Nina says she has it covered. He’s done enough already. Margaux tells Curtis that he did the right thing, but he says, that doesn’t mean it feels good.

Carly tells Sonny that’s just what they wanted. Margaux knows her mother is guilty, and hasn’t turned her in. It’s the leverage they were looking for. Sonny doesn’t think they need it. She’s not gunning for him, and she’ll be busy now looking for Kiki’s killer. Jason is like, whoa, what? Sonny has to take care of something, and leaves.

Sonny goes to Morgan’s grave. He says he’s sorry he hasn’t been there, but he thinks about Morgan all the time. Not a day goes by that he and Morgan’s mom don’t talk about him. He’s always present. Sonny misses him so much; Morgan is always in his heart. He keeps telling himself that Morgan is happy and safe, and in a better place. Now Kiki’s there too.

Carly tells Jason that she always liked Kiki. Kiki was always welcome in her home. I guess we’re skipping over the part where she was really pissed that Kiki broke up with Morgan. She says Kiki is a big presence in Avery’s life – was. Another loss Avery won’t understand, thanks to that wreck of a mother. She tells Jason that Griff was arrested. Jason says he doesn’t know Griff well, but he helped when Jason was in Russia, just to be kind. He doesn’t see anything violent in Griff. Carly says she did see him and Kiki arguing. Jason asks if she’s telling the police, but Carly knows how something like that can be misleading. She knows he didn’t do this, and the killer is still out there.

Chase comes into the interrogation room, and asks, what’s going on? Who let them in? Not-Doc apologizes. His client was overcome with grief, and wanted to face her daughter’s killer, but he put a stop to it. Chase asks Griff if that’s correct, and Griff says, that’s what happened. Chase tells not-Doc to see that she gets home.

Carly tells Jason it’s been a hard time for Josslyn. She doesn’t know how much he’s heard about Oscar, and Jason says he knows Oscar has a brain tumor. Carly asks who told him, and he says Oscar did. He ran into Oscar on the docks. He could tell Oscar was struggling, and he swore not to tell.

Alexis asks Sam how it’s going with Jason, and Sam thinks she already told Alexis. Alexis says he was taking care of her because he’s that kind of guy? Sam says if she didn’t know better, she’d think Alexis approved. She picks up a piece of mail, and asks, who sends an envelope without a return address? She opens it, and it’s a newspaper obituary for Leland Powell. Alexis sees it, and asks if she knew him. Sam says she could say that. He was her husband.

Jason tells Carly that he tried convincing Oscar to talk to Josslyn. Carly says she should be furious with him, but it never does any good. Josslyn convinced Oscar to go through with the trial. She’s a strong influence on him. She thinks her love will save him. If she stays by his side, he’ll get through it. She sees it as just a bump in the road to a happy ending. What if there isn’t? She’s young. What if she has to watch him die, and doesn’t know how get through? She’s the lucky one. She’s happy, healthy, and strong. Jason says it will be okay, but Carly says, Josslyn is too young for this much death. She hasn’t been this afraid and confused since Morgan.

Sonny tells Morgan, it’s wrong. They should both be alive; it wasn’t their time. It shouldn’t have happened, but they have a strong connection, and they’re there now. If he could ask one thing, it would be that the two of them look after each other. He tears up, then see Margaux is there.

Valentin asks how it went, and Nina says Sasha gave her statement. Sasha says she just wanted to get it over with. They told her not to leave town. Valentin knows she wasn’t staying indefinitely, but it wasn’t like she was leaving today. He doesn’t think Griff had anything to do with it, so the killer is still out there. He wants to keep her safe, and suggests she stay at Windemere. It’s the safest place there. Sasha says, no, but Nina says, he’s right. Nina says if it would make her feel more comfortable, if Valentin wouldn’t mind, she’ll stay too. He thinks that’s an excellent idea. If he wouldn’t mind. Please.

Julian is still at the station, and talks to not-Doc on the phone, finding out how Ava is. He sees Chase, and asks if he can go. Chase says he can. He knows Julian’s sister is grieving, but suggests he keep a tighter leash on her, and for her sake, keep her away from Griff.

Curtis goes to Jordan’s office. Jordan says TJ is taking it hard. He’s angry at the world, and she can’t blame him. Curtis doesn’t think they have the killer. Jordan says she doesn’t either, but thanks for the tip. She asks if Nina is furious, and he says she’ll probably give him the cold shoulder for a couple of days, but she’ll come around. He asks what she thinks about Sasha’s story, and she says it opened a whole new avenue of investigation, and possibly pointed to a new suspect.

Ava and not-Doc go back to her apartment. He asks how she’s feeling, and she says, like an idiot. Partly because she went there in the first place, but mostly for not shooting Griff while she had the chance. She pours a drink, and he says she did the right thing. She doesn’t know. Griff is so good at telling her what she wants to hear. She believed him when he said he didn’t kill Kiki. She can’t trust it. If he’s not responsible for Kiki’s death, who is? Not-Doc says, he is.

Tomorrow, Epiphany asks Anna if she’s out of her mind. Mac says he’ll make Peter’s life a living hell, and not-Doc tells Ava that he killed Kiki.

Vanderpump Rules

The SUR employees arrive for work. Tom forgot his earplugs, and knows it’s going to be loud. James and Raquel come in with James’s equipment. Billie is now full-on blonde.

Jax makes a turkey sandwich for Brittany. In his interview, he regrets 99.9% of the decisions he made last summer. We flash back to him being his a-hole self. He resigned from SUR, but didn’t take the Florida opportunity. He took the dream girl instead of the dream job. He says he took Brittany for granted, and was adamant about working hard to get her back. In her interview, Brittany says she’s glad she stayed. For some reason, her heart wouldn’t let him go. He even buys her tampons. She knew he had something better inside. Jax farts, and I’m hoping that’s not the something better she was referring to. She’s not looking forward to tonight. She supported James, and for no reason, he rapped about Jax and another girl.

James raps about Jax screwing Faith. Tom is like, no, dude. In his interview, James says he doesn’t feel bad he said it; only that Brittany was standing there. It’s his art. Do you think Kanye effing apologizes? I have no words.

Brittany tells Jax that she came home and cried. He has no patience anymore, and it seems calculated.

Tom asks if James has had any more texts, and James says, enough with the threats. In his interview, Kanye James says that he and Jax were great. Then he got serious texts, saying he’s going to hurt James and ruin his life. They’re back to square one. Raquel says James needs to be more sensitive. Ya think?

Giggy! Lisa and Ken come into SUR. She and Lala commiserate. In her interview, Lala says her dad passed away. He had a stroke, and got in an accident. He taught her to be kind, and was nice to everyone, even the sketchy boyfriends she brought home. Lisa says it’s hard. You don’t want to talk about it. People say they’re sorry, and you become emotional. In her Lisa’s interview, she says it’s been five weeks since she lost her only sibling. Her brother passed away from suicide. They were like twins. It’s been difficult, but we have to move forward and make the important people in our lives proud.

A customer asks Scheana if she’s seeing anyone, and she says, several. In her interview, she says Rob broke up with her. When he picked his fantasy football team, she didn’t make the cut.

Brittany is worried about James doing it again. Jax never wanted to punch someone so much. He says if James wants to take it further, he’ll knock James out. He goes in with Brittany, and Peter wonders why he’s there. In Jax’s interview, he says he tried with James, but he keeps pushing. He thinks James is testing him. It’s almost like he wants Jax to hit him.

Jax asks to talk to James outside, but James says he’s working. Jax tells him that he’s not invited to any events for him and Brittany. He’s gone out of his way for James. James says he knows, and in his interview, tells us about the limited edition supreme underwear Jax bought him, while we see him posing in it while looking in the mirror. James says he keeps apologizing. Jax says he made Brittany cry in front of everyone. James asks if Jax hasn’t done something without thinking twice. Jax says it was calculated, but James insists it wasn’t, and Jax wants to get him fired. He made a mistake. Jax asks how many he’s made, and James says, lots. Jax says it’s going to be a long summer for him. Jax walks away.

Tom asks Lisa if everything went okay, and she says, for a horrible situation. James tells her Jax was screaming at him, demanding a conversation. Besides him being oblivious to Lisa having more important things on her mind, that’s a flat-out lie. I can’t stand Jax, but he wasn’t screaming. Lisa tell him to go back do his thing. Tom explains what happened, that James was rapping about Jax and Faith. In her interview, Lisa says it’s inappropriate and inexcusable, but she’s sure he thought it was funny. She says we can all rap and take the piss out of everybody, and raps about Jax kicking James’s ass. Alrighty then.

Stassi and new boyfriend Beau meet Schwartz. In Stassi’s interview, she says, after four years of dating Patrick on and off, he broke up with her on their four year anniversary. I didn’t like him very much anyway. She’s happy with Beau. She can be herself. He’s the funniest person she’s met, he loves her friends, and she wants to be around him all the time. She gets weepy and says it’s embarrassing. Beau says every day is an adventure. He already seems a million times better than Patrick. Schwartz says he’s striving for balance, and explains how doing twice as many half shots is better than doing full shots. Six times the comradery, half the alcohol. Jax joins them

Schwartz asks if Stassi and Beau are out of their honeymoon phase. Jax asks if they go to the bathroom in front of each other, and Beau says just to pee. News for Jax; some people like to keep it that way too. Jax tells them he had a conversation with James, and said he’s not invited to any of their events. Stassi says James is such a girl.

James turns it up at SUR. Ken, Lisa, and Giggy! get ready to go. Brittany hugs them. Lisa apologizes for James’s behavior, and Brittany says it’s not her fault. She wasn’t there, and Brittany didn’t want to bother her. It was embarrassing, and made her cry. Lisa tells her just because James is saying it’s music, doesn’t mean it’s not inappropriate.

Jax says, James made a girl cry, and Stassi calls him a douche. Jax tells them he’s proposing to Brittany on Thursday. Tomorrow he’s seeing the ring. Stassi asks if she’s the first girl to know. Schwartz says Jax needs to tell people so bad. In his interview, Jax says, no one knows. Well, Schwartz, Tom, and Stassi. Maybe the hot dog vender and an Uber driver. The only person he’s worried about telling the secret is himself. And maybe the hot dog guy. He tells them not to say anything. Stassi says eight months ago, she would have said he doesn’t deserve Brittany, but she’s noticed a giant change. But he has to understand that if he does one more thing to Brittany, she’ll find new ways to crucify him.

Katie, Lala, and Kristen go to piercing place. Owner Brian says it’s going to hurt them more than it will hurt him. Funny, since the dude’s look is as far from cliché as it gets. And geez, it’s just an ear for God’s sake. I did mine myself. Kristen asks Lala if she thinks Randall will like it. Lala says he likes her because she doesn’t give a f**k. In her interview, Lala says now that his divorce is finalized, she can tell everyone his name. It’s Randall. Except they were kind of outed on Flipping Out, since he was a client on the season’s final episode, and she was there. Lala feels like last year, James betrayed her trust. She wonders how he can stoop so low, when she was a good friend. Their friendship is non-existent now. She and Randall saw him at Coachella, and James said they knew each other inside and out, if you know what I mean. Randall was not okay with it, and James doesn’t deserve her friendship anymore. She tells the other girls that he walked into SUR like nothing was wrong. Kristen says Brittany has been nothing but kind to him, and she’s had enough. In Kristen’s interview, she says you don’t treat Brittany like sh*t, and don’t embarrass her in front of everyone at her work place. Piercer Brian says it only hurts if you’re a bad person. Afterwards, Lala says James treating everyone like they’re disposable is disgusting. Katie says, times up on James. In her interview, Kristen says she’s the MF-ing karma police. Beware, James Kennedy; it’s coming.

Giggy! Ken and Lisa go to Villa Rosa. Tom and Schwartz meet them, and Tom gives her flowers. Schwartz asks how she’s holding up, and she says it’s difficult, but she’s feeling closure. She’s been working her butt off, getting ready for TomTom to open. They have a five-week deadline, and she hasn’t seen them. She’s needs their input, and a detailed cocktail list. The menu is being carefully crafted, and she needs drinks to match. And she doesn’t want a bunch of cocktails infused with weed. Schwartz says, just one. He says they have some sexy shots, and we see clips of them creating new cocktails. In his interview, Schwartz says he has stuff written on various papers, in his phone, and something on a tissue, and he needs to streamline it. Tom is working on a signature shot glass for people to take home, and a clear diamond ice cube press. Lisa says they have to keep their eye on the big picture. Pandora already has a cocktail list, and they need to coordinate. In Lisa’s interview, she says she can’t wait forever. They could have a smoking Persian pussy with a feather up its ass, and unicorn urine spiced martinis. That’s great, but she needs to see it. Schwartz explains they’re working on a bar food menu, and want to put it together. In Tom’s interview, he says Lisa told him to please handle the cocktails. Why is Pandora overseeing it? Why call it TomTom? Apparently, he isn’t listening as to why she needs the list yesterday. They leave, and Lisa wonders if they’re taking CNBG or whatever.

Brittany and Stassi take their pups to the dog park. Brittany asks if they did anything fun with Jax. After a long pause, Stassi says… shots. In her interview, Stassi says she’s angry at Jax for giving her the information that he’s about to propose. She’s sweating everywhere. Brittany says Jax is hoping that everyone can tell he’s making a change. It’s so much better, and she’s happier this year. Stassi is glad. She legitimately thought Brittany needed to get out. Brittany says, it sounds crazy, but it felt like they were supposed to be together. Then he finally made a change. She gets teary.

Jax, Schwartz, and Tom visit jewelry designer Kyle Chan. Jax is taking Brittany to Malibu, and proposing tomorrow. In Tom’s interview, he says obviously, he and Ariana have been together longer, but it’s not awkward that Brittany and Jax are getting married first. I’m honestly not sure if he’s serious or not. They’re taking an Uber there, but he hired a limo to go back. The others will be waiting for a surprise. Kyle brings out the ring. Jax explains that it’s out of his price range, but his father left him some money, and he’s using it for the ring. He can think of his dad when he looks at it. That’s actually very sweet. Can it be that Jax Taylor is not the worst human being on earth anymore? Who will take his place? In his interview, Jax says six months after his father died was a turning point. He wanted to go into a hole for a while and drink himself silly, but Brittany asked him, please don’t. She helped him, and he made a huge turnaround. Tom says he hopes it isn’t because Brittany was there for him, but Jax says, absolutely. After everything he put her through, she had his back and handled everything. She’s his soulmate. How can he not want to spend the rest of his life with someone who would take care of him like that?

Brittany tells Stassi that Jax went to Florida for a while, and she went to Kentucky, where she hung out with her old boyfriend. In Brittany’s interview, she says they did sleep together. We see a clip from Brittany and Jax in Kentucky, where they met Aaron at a bar. Brittany says one of the things that pulled them back together was that Jax couldn’t stand the thought of her being with someone else.

I’m impressed with the ring. It’s big and square; 3 carats. Kyle says it’s normally $70K for the stone alone. I assume Jax is getting a discount, but we don’t know how much. Tom says that’s how much the first house he lived in cost. Jax thanks his dad. Schwartz tells him that he did good.

Jax tries to hide the ring box, which is big. It’s too obtrusive in his pockets, so he puts it down his pants. The Uber arrives. In Jax’s interview, he says Brittany is trying to be romantic, putting her hand on his leg, but it’s too close to the box. He tells her that he has to go to the bathroom.

Schwartz makes cocktails. Stassi says she can hear a shaker from a mile away. Kristen thinks Jax is definitely proposing tonight. Stassi says, no. In her interview, Kristen says Jax sent her a suspicious text about meeting at the El Coyote tonight. She tells the others she’s pretty sure he’s lying to her. Stassi goes into the kitchen, and makes all kinds of frustrated gestures at Schwartz. She thinks she’s going to break out in psoriasis; she’s so stressed.

Brittany and Jax get to a restaurant called Neptune’s on the beach. The weather couldn’t be better. It’s really a cute place, but patrons have to use a Porta-Potty. Jax thinks it has character. It does. Except for the Porta-Potty.

Katie thinks it doesn’t make sense, but it’s too soon. In her interview, she says It was only almost a year ago, they were listening to a recording of Jax telling Faith that he was never going to marry Brittany. We flash back to that. Katie says she can’t say they haven’t fixed their relationship, but she doesn’t think they have. Stassi says she can’t do it anymore, and tells them that they’re so intuitive. Kristen reads Jax’s texts out loud, and doesn’t even listen to what Stassi is saying. Stassi says, Jax is proposing right now. Katie doesn’t think they should get married right now. Kristen says, Brittany has been waiting for this since she was born.

Jax leaves his wallet on the table when he goes to pay. He’s nervous, and checks to see how long it will be until the food arrives. He says his head’s all over the place. We flash back to when Jax tells Brittany that he chose the dream girl over the dream job. In his interview, Jax says it would be the most absolutely perfect moment, if the ring box wasn’t jabbing him in the balls. He’s never been this nervous. Their order number is called, and he asks for a tray. He puts the box on it, and brings it to their table. He gets down on one knee, and Brittany asks if he’s serious. Everyone looks. Brittany cries. He asks her to make him the happiest man in the world, and be his wife. She says, yes, they kiss, everyone claps and takes pictures. Jax says he’s an engaged man. He can’t believe he’s saying that. He puts the ring on her finger. He thinks he did good. In Brittany’s interview, she says she knew he had it in him to take a wife someday. She’s happy it’s her. Hey, I’m happy if she’s happy. Even if I’m still skeptical, and always will be.

Next time, the surprise after-party, Ariana wonders if Jax is going back to his old ways. Jax asks for his job back at SUR, and Kristen is going after James.

🌴 Sorry, I skipped The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion – Part Two. For whatever reason, they’ve been airing it on Sundays, which is a conflict. Last week, Bravo reran it on Monday, but tonight, they premiered Unanchored, a reality show about nine friends who cruise to the Bahamas. It’s no Below Deck, and already it’s smelling like Summer House. The cast seems possibly more mature, but that remains to be seen.

🐎 Farewell, Captain Parmenter…

I had such a crush on him on F Troop.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/obituaries/ken-berry-dies-at-85.html

⛅ Not Sure It’s My Dream Crossover…

But it will do. O Come OG Faithful though?

https://www.eonline.com/news/992067/it-s-the-real-housewives-crossover-of-your-dreams-just-in-time-for-the-holidays

🎭 A Man of Many Talents…