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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…

Amygdala2

💫 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28, 2018 – A Body in the State Room, Dallas Ends with a Frat Party, New Jersey Collides with Oklahoma & More OK

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Nina hurries Charlotte. Charlotte comes out in a party dress with sparkly polka dots and a sparkly unicorn headband. Nina says it’s the perfect dress for The Nutcracker. Valentin comes to the door and Charlotte says, surprise! She found someone for the extra ticket.

Josslyn visits Cameron. She says she talked to Oscar, and he asks how it went. She says he has an inoperable brain tumor, and didn’t break up with her because he didn’t love her, but wanted to protect her. It makes her crazy, thinking about all the time they lost. Cameron asks if he told her about the experimental trial, and she says she convinced him to do it. If not for himself, for her. Cameron assumes they’re back together, and she says, of course. He guesses she’s not that mad at Oscar for not telling the truth. She says, no. She’s mad at him.

Elizabeth, Franco, and the boys join Laura at Kelly’s. Laura asks Elizabeth how Thanksgiving was, and she says, great. Laura asks about the movie, and Elizabeth says Aiden picked it. Aiden isn’t very enthusiastic, and Laura suggests they have their annual post-movie pie. The waitress brings the menus, and tells Laura that she can’t imagine how hard it was to go public with her separation. Jake says, she’s not married to Doc anymore?

Not-Doc arrives at Ava’s apartment with pie and wine. He knows he’s late for dinner, but was hoping she had time for dessert.

On the Haunted Star, Griff asks Maxie if Kiki ever showed, but Maxie hasn’t seen her. She suggests he check the deck.

Outside of their room, Curtis tells Jordan that he wishes he had a better way to say this. She’s surprised the smoothest talker she knows is out of words. He says he loves her, and thanks her for marrying him and making him the happiest man alive. She loves him too, and he says she didn’t always make it easy. She tells him, the best things never are. They kiss, and Curtis asks if she’s ready to get their wedding night started. She says, let’s get this party started, but he wants to carry his queen over the threshold first. He picks her up, and carries her inside. They see something, and he puts her down. She says, oh my God, and we see someone is in their bed; a woman with her arm hanging out of the covers. Jordan says it looks like they have company, and Curtis says this is their room… Hello? They go over to the bed. Jordan touches the woman’s arm, and says she’s cold. She checks the woman’s wrist, and tells Curtis, there’s no pulse.

Valentin guesses Nina didn’t know he was coming. Charlotte told him Nina invited him. Charlotte says she wanted to do something special, like they used to as a family. Valentin says he’ll leave, but Nina says there’s no reason he shouldn’t join them. Charlotte says, yay! and Nina tells her, but she’s sneaky. She’s sitting in the middle.

Jordan tells Curtis that it’s officially a crime scene. She asks him to get Chase and Valerie. Tell them what happened, and that she needs them now. He leaves, and she calls to report a homicide in the state room at the Haunted Star. She needs uniforms and CSI.

Josslyn asks Cameron how long they’ve known each other. He says, forever. She says they practically grew up together. She assumed she could trust him, but he lied to her face multiple times about something important. Cameron knows it was important, but Oscar begged him to keep the secret. Josslyn says he was scared and hurting; not the best place to make decisions. Cameron is supposed to have her back. He says he didn’t want to be in the middle. If he could go back and not know, he would, but he can’t. Oscar was practically forcing him to keep the secret. Josslyn asks if he ever thought about how it would affect her, and he says, all the time. He figured Oscar deserved the bigger favor. Put herself in his shoes. What would she have done? Josslyn says she would have told him, and he says, really? He says she asked him to be her fake boyfriend, they were spending time together, and it was great. They started kissing, and he wanted to enjoy it, but he couldn’t because he knew the truth. It wasn’t happening because Oscar’s insensitive ass dumped her. It happened because Oscar is dying.

Laura tells the boys that keeping secrets can hurt people, so she chose to bring it out in the open. If they have any questions, it’s okay to ask. Jake asks if can have apple and chocolate pie. Franco takes Aiden and Jake to the counter. Elizabeth tells Laura that she should have prepped them better, but Laura says she chose to release it to the press. It’s one thing to write the words and another to live it.

Not-Doc tells Ava that he understands the art world can be cutthroat. Ava says, you have to trust your instincts, and be ready to act aggressively at a moment’s notice to get what you want. He asks if it works, and she says, you tell me.

Curtis tells Chase and Valerie there’s a body lying face down in his honeymoon suite. Chase tells everyone to stay where they are. The ship just became a potential crime scene. Someone asks what the crime is but he says it’s all the info they have. When they find out more, they’ll pass it along. Valerie and Chase go to the room, and Jordan says they have to secure the ship and do a search. No one goes in or out except law enforcement.

Chase tells Curtis that he’s secured the boat, and they’re waiting for back-up. Curtis says, hang tight. Valerie thinks they might benefit from Griff’s expertise, and asks him to come to the room.

Cameron is sorry, but Josslyn gets it. She never thought about how it was for him. She’s sorry. He was put in an impossible situation, and she’s being a total bitch. He says, maybe partial. She asks if she’s forgiven, and he says he’s joking. He wants it to be done; all the drama. He wants his biggest worry to be his soccer game or what’s for dinner. Josslyn and Oscar can walk in the woods, read poetry, and listen to symphonies, and he’ll be there playing video games. You do you.

Laura tells Elizabeth that Franco is good with the kids. Elizabeth says, sometimes better than her. Laura asks if she’s surprised, and tells her to join the club. She left one husband when she went to Paris, and came home to a different one. Elizabeth asks, what happened? and Laura says she keeps asking herself the same thing. Is it because she was gone to long or is it something with his brother? Elizabeth says, maybe both, but Laura says, there’s another factor. Elizabeth asks, what? and she says, not what; who. Ava Jerome.

Ava is sorry to be forward, but not-Doc likes forward. She says, in light of what’s happening with him and Laura… and he says, Laura doesn’t matter. It’s the two of them who matter. Ava says she’s worried she’s taking advantage, and he says this is where he wants to be. She shouldn’t hide her desires and instincts, or even dim them. Be proud, because she’s incredible.

Valerie brings Griff to the room, and Jordan says she couldn’t find a pulse. She thinks she’s dead. Griff says, she? They go in, and he drops the pashmina. He turns the woman over, and it’s Kiki. He checks for a pulse in her neck, and asks, who would do this to her? He tells Jordan, she’s dead. Jordan knows he wants to stay. She would too, but he needs to leave. They can’t contaminate the crime scene any further. She leads him out, and he picks up the pashmina on the way.

Franco asks Jake how Aiden is doing in school, but Jake doesn’t know. He heard some kids say Aiden is weird. Franco says, weird how? and Jake says, he doesn’t fit in. At the table, Laura says enough about her dysfunctional marriage; any improvement with Aiden in school? Elizabeth says they met with his teacher. She thinks he’s being bullied. Laura asks, by who? and Elizabeth says, apparently, the teacher isn’t allowed to say. It’s probably a good thing. Franco would show up with choice words for the parents Laura wouldn’t blame him. It’s hard to deal with at this age. She asks what the teacher suggested, and Elizabeth says, supporting him being open without confrontation, and how to self-advocate. Laura says, easier said than done, and Elizabeth adds, especially when you’re a little boy intent on shutting everyone out.

Griff comes back crying. Curtis says, oh no, Lulu says, no, and Maxie says, Kiki.

Not-Doc kisses Ava’s neck. She asks him to promise she won’t find him in bed with her daughter. He’s sure she’s a lovely girl, but youth makes her shallow, vapid, preachy, and judgmental. Why would he want that when he can have her?

Jordan asks if Griff is up to answering questions, and he says, sure. She asks when he last saw Kiki, and he says when they were at the apartment, getting ready. He got a call from GH, and they decided to meet there. Jordan says she never showed up, and Griff says he went to the apartment. The door was ajar, but it’s something that could happen if somebody left in a hurry. He found a broken vase on the floor, but again he thought she was just in a hurry. Jordan asks if that’s Kiki’s shawl he’s holding, and he says, it has blood on it. Jordan asks to see the shawl, and Chase bags it. He says it was a couple of drops, and he thought maybe she got cut from the vase. He never thought he was  walking in on a murder scene.

Nina, Charlotte, and Valentin return to their hotel room. Charlotte is all excited about having seen The Nutcracker. Nina says this ballerina needs to get her Pjs on, and Charlotte goes to change. Nina tells Valentin the carriage ride was a nice touch. He says he made arrangements before he knew he was invited. Nina asks if it bothers him that Charlotte lied. He thinks the word lying is a stretch. No harm was done in being manipulative to make the people she loves happy. Nina says he just outlined Charlotte’s total mindset. He asks if that means she’s happier because he’s there. She says it means she’s hungry, and wants room service.

Josslyn tells Cameron that she’s sorry, and he says, stop apologizing. Oscar is sick, so he gets a free pass. She was lied to, so she gets one too. She says, what about him? and he says, it always falls on the messenger. He quotes from Antony and Cleopatra, and she says, he just quoted Shakespeare? He tells her that they had a test last Friday, and she says there was no school. He says it was sometime last week. He steers her to the door, saying, call if she needs anything, but this is for her and Oscar to figure out. Next time they feel like keeping a secret, lying, or creating fake relationships, find someone else. She asks if she’ll see him soon, and he says he’ll be around. She leaves and he looks at a copy of Antony and Cleopatra he’s been reading.

Elizabeth tells Laura that she wishes Cameron was more sensitive. He wanted to watch football. Aiden had been begging them to take him to the movie, and she thought it would be nice to go as a family. If Cameron had gone, Aiden would have had more fun. Laura asks if Elizabeth said anything, but she didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. She wonders if she did the right thing, and Laura says she’s a wonderful mother, and never question that. All that matters is that she loves the boys, and they know she does. Franco thinks they should go. Jake is second guessing the two pieces of pie. Elizabeth tells Laura that she’s better than a thousand Ava Jeromes, and don’t forget it.

Chase asks Lulu if she can think of anything else of relevance, but that’s a no. She’s the owner, but isn’t involved much in the day to day running of the place. Today, she’s just a wedding guest. Maxie says, it’s sad. Kiki had her entire life ahead. Chase asks if Maxie is ready to make a statement. Peter ponders and frowns in the background. Jordan says Kiki was killed elsewhere, and moved there. Valerie wonders how it was done without anyone seeing. She’s pulling up whatever they have on Griff. Jordan hates it, but thinks it’s the right call.

Ava and not-Doc get busy.

Crime scene photos are taken. I have to say, I didn’t see this coming.

Chase asks Maxie if she noticed anything suspicious in the parking lot. She says everything seemed normal, except Kiki not bang there. Griff kept checking his phone, and left briefly before the vows. Chase asks, how briefly? and she says, five minutes at most. He stayed at reception, left, and came back. She assumes he was looking for Kiki.

Jordan asks if Griff is comfortable with them searching his place. He says, whatever helps find Kiki’s killer. She tells Chase to do a thorough search of Kiki and Griff’s apartments.

Nina, Valentin, and Charlotte play Go Fish. Nina tells Charlotte to get the fishing rod out. Nina is looking for a six, and Valentin says he has one. She says it’s a nine, and he tells her to turn it upside down. Charlotte says he would do anything to give Nina what she wants. Valentin tells Charlotte it was wrong to lie to get Nina to invite him. Charlotte asks if she isn’t having fun, but he says that’s not the point. Charlotte says the point is them being together, and here they are together. Nina says, that’s a tough one to argue with. Valentin says Charlotte gets it from her.

Elizabeth tells Franco that Cameron is trying to redeem himself by letting the boys tell him about the movie, but Jake is doing all the talking. Aiden picked it, but it’s like he thinks his opinion doesn’t matter. Franco says, about that, and shows her a picture Aiden drew of the family, with himself as a tiny figure in the back corner.

At Kelly’s, the waitress tells Laura that she’s looking forward to having a strong woman in office. Laura says, if she wins, but the waitress says she will.

Ava hates to end the evening, but has to pick up Avery. She still has one daughter who loves her. Not-Doc thinks Avery can wait a few more minutes. As for Kiki… Ava says, put Kiki out of her mind? but he says, better yet, pretend she doesn’t exist.

The all clear is given for the guests to leave. Curtis thanks Lulu and Maxie for making the reception beautiful. Maxie is sorry it ended this way. He is too; not for them, but Kiki and those who loved her. Lulu tells Maxie she’s sticking around to see what else she can learn. Maxie wants to go, and Peter says he’ll drive her.

At home, Elizabeth tells Cameron, no more football. He’s done for the day. She shouldn’t have let him refuse to come. He knew how important it was to his brother. Can’t he see Aiden is struggling? She just asked for one day, and he couldn’t even do that. Does he have anything to say? Cameron says he knows Oscar has brain a tumor, and Josslyn knows too. He told her. He’ll try to be more careful with Aiden next time. He stomps off, and Elizabeth asks Franco if she could have made it any worse. He says, probably.

Josslyn goes to Kelly’s, and asks for a slice of apple pie to go. She takes Cameron’s gift out of her bag and opens it. it’s a picture of them together. She flashes back to when she told him that she had a crush on him when they were younger, and he kissed her.

Nina calls the desk to get Valentin a room for the evening. There’s nothing, and she asks them to bring up some pillows and blankets. She tells Valentin that he can sleep on the sofa. Charlotte says, a sleep over! and says they can have breakfast together in Central Park. Nina tells her, sleepy time, and Charlotte says, it was the best Thanksgiving ever. Valentin tells her to sleep well. Charlotte asks if Nina gets a kiss too, and Nina gives him her cheek. Nina and Charlotte go to bed, and Valentin looks proud of himself.

Jordan asks Lulu to leave with other the guests. She can’t have press at a crime scene. Lulu says she knows this isn’t the way Jordan wanted it to turn out, but she’s a beautiful bride. Curtis seconds that. Lulu leaves, and Curtis says, some wedding, huh? Jordan says she’s sorry, but he tells her it’s not like she asked for this. He likes watching her do her thing, and she says good thing he married her then. He says, it is, and they kiss. Her phone rings. Chase is at Griff’s apartment, and thinks he found something.

Someone bangs on Ava’s door, and she wonders who on earth that could be. It’s Griff.

Tomorrow, Anna tells Britt that she’s bringing Obrecht to justice, Carly thinks it doesn’t make any sense, and Obrecht asks Britt if she’s colluding with Anna.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Stephanie is excited for Travis to go to Harvard. She has everything covered, and thinks a frat party is the way to send him off. In her interview, Stephanie says, when she was in college, she made every mistake you could make. Some of her best memories were on the floor of a frat house. She adds, not having sex, and I’m not sure what to think. Brandi stops by. In Brandi’s interview, she says she didn’t drink or party in college because of the potential weight gain, but is ready to make up for it. Stephanie says there was a choice between a foam pit or a wet T-shirt contest, and she’s already seen enough from Cary’s dip in the Baltic Sea. So foam pit it is. She tries it out, and I wonder, where’d those baby ducks come from?

LeeAnne and Rich go to the Cathedral of Hope to check it out for their wedding. LeeAnne explains that it’s one of the most popular LGBTQ churches. You’re not judged for being different. She’s different, and fits in there. Reverend Dr. Neil comes out to greet them; he’s excited. LeeAnne says it sounds clichéd, but they complete each other. Where she’s weak, he’s strong, and vice versa. It seems more like she means they complement each other. Complete always irritates me. It sounds like you’re incomplete on your own. In her interview, LeeAnne says they found their way, no matter the bullfh*t created by her friends. They leave that outside of their universe. She and Rich check out the smaller venue, and decide on the date, April 27th. LeeAnne says it’s been a long journey.

Jeremy tells D’Andra that he’ll believe it when it’s signed. They’re meeting Dee at a restaurant. Today, she’s officially turning over the company. D’Andra says it’s just family and co-workers. She didn’t want any tension in the room. Dee thanks everyone for being there, and says it’s D’Andra’s time to shine. They sign the contract. In her interview, D’Andra says she’s fearful of future, but it’s the best time of her life. She can make it happen.

Afterwards, Dee and D’Andra sit and talk. D’Andra wishes her grandmother was there. Dee says, it’s a great day for family. She tells D’Andra that all she has to do is say, mom, I need you, and she’ll be there. All D’Andra wants is for Dee to be proud of her. Dee tells her that she keeps saying that, but Dee is proud of her today. She thinks D’Andra will reach heights she didn’t. In D’Andra’s interview, she says all she wanted was to hear her mother say she thought D’Andra was a success. Tonight, she did, and she believes it.

Kameron and LeeAnne meet to go shopping for Travis’s gift. LeeAnne chooses a beer bong. In her interview, Kameron says she doesn’t know what to get someone for a frat party. They’re usually more interested in being wasted. LeeAnne thinks it will be an attack LeeAnne party. No one believes Brandi stole her phone. In Kameron’s interview, she thinks Brandi took her time bringing it back. LeeAnne says if she’d cloned Brandi’s phone, the phones would have had to be near each other. If Brandi doesn’t like the word alcoholic, she has another one – stupid. She thinks it’s unbalanced. Stephanie hasn’t called her, and she hasn’t heard from D’Andra. Every ounce of her wants to walk in and say, the peaceful bitch is at home, banging on the singing bowl, and bitch LeeAnne is back to kick ass. She asks Kameron if Court is coming; Rich is out of town. They decide to go together if Court doesn’t go. They decide to get a cocktail.

Stephanie sets up for the party. Brandi shows up wearing her cheerleader uniform from high school. Oh, bully for her. In her interview, Stephanie says Brandi is reliving her glory days, and she’s all for it. The fridge is packed with Jell-O shots, and they do a couple. Stephanie says LeeAnne is going to be there, and Brandi says there are only so many times she can forgive and move on. She can’t take LeeAnne seriously because of Kameron’s voicemail. Now it’s a joke. We see a clip of Kameron leaving a message, saying LeeAnne was joking about cloning the phone. Stephanie says Kameron has LeeAnne’s back. In Brandi’s interview, she says she doesn’t think it’s funny. Brandi doesn’t get why Kameron thinks she owes LeeAnne. Stephanie thinks LeeAnne is a sense of security for her. LeeAnne is a strong personality, and protects her. In Stephanie’s interview, she says sometimes supporting someone isn’t being a good friend, but being a doormat. Stephanie says LeeAnne is Kameron’s safety net.

LeeAnne comes by Kameron’s place. She’s still in her robe, and says she didn’t wash her hair. She wants to dunk it in the bathtub, and asks if LeeAnne will help her wash it. LeeAnne is like, no way, as I would be. In her interview, Kameron says she always said no to foam parties because they’re gross and dirty. Kameron shows LeeAnne the costume she got; the yellow plaid suit from Clueless. They decide to be twinsies, and LeeAnne leaves to get something matching while Kameron gets ready.

Jeremy is ready to rock. D’Andra calls Dee, and says she’ll be seeing LeeAnne. She doesn’t know what happened. In her interview, D’Andra says she made an effort to mend the friendship at the fashion show, and was honest with LeeAnne. We flash back to LeeAnne telling D’Andra that she wouldn’t have been invited if they weren’t talking. D’Andra says it was a low blow, and Dee tells her, if it’s not working for all parties, they should go their separate ways. Jeremy agrees. He tells D’Andra to be strong, say her piece, and be done.

LeeAnne meets Kameron in a matching outfit. Kameron says everyone will stare at them like they’re mean girls. Kameron tells LeeAnne that they should stay positive, and not let anyone be mean to them. In Kameron’s interview, she says she’s nervous about what might happen between Brandi and LeeAnne. Brandi gets away with way more. LeeAnne says she heard Brandi is wearing her cheerleader outfit. Kameron says Brandi never stops talking about being a cheerleader. When will it end? There’s more to that girl than being a cheerleader. LeeAnne says, is there?

The guests arrive. Mark asks Cary if he looks stupid. She says no, because everyone is entitled to their opinion. Cary is wearing a crop top and booty shorts. In her interview, Stephanie says Cary bought Converse, and thinks it’s a costume. Foam blows everywhere, even on the tables of food. Bleh. Mark is a Jell-O virgin, and takes a shot. Callie-Roo the kangaroo is back along with owner Chase. Brandi thinks it’s fitting for a frat party.

D’Andra tells Cary, Stephanie, and Brandi about her mother giving her the company. Kameron and LeeAnne arrive. D’Andra thinks Kameron is working LeeAnne. Brandi says LeeAnne couldn’t think of anything better to wear, since she didn’t go to college. How mean is that? And interesting how they both assumed it was LeeAnne’s idea. In Cary’s interview, she says the best thing about it, is that a third girl, who’s nineteen, showed up wearing the same thing.

Mark chugs out of the keg. Stephanie asks LeeAnne to please tell her that she didn’t tap into Brandi’s phone. LeeAnne says there’s so much evidence Brandi had her phone, that she wanted her to feel the torture she did when she lost her phone. It caused genuine stress in her life, and thought she’d put some in Brandi’s life. Stephanie says, so it was like tit for tat, and LeeAnne says, 100%, but her tat will always bigger than Brandi’s tit.

Brandi tells Kameron that she loves her, and it was shocking when D’Andra said LeeAnne claimed she stole her phone. She didn’t know LeeAnne was upset; she just picked up the phone and returned it. LeeAnne tells Stephanie that she can only take so much, then has to give the person a dose of their own medicine. She has no ability to clone a phone. Stephanie says, so it was a lie, and LeeAnne says, it was a joke. In her interview, Stephanie says she wants LeeAnne to listen, and not feel attacked. She doesn’t want her to go back into that crazy hole either; it scares her. Kameron tells Brandi that she gets why Brandi would want the phone. She would steal a phone that had picture like that of her. LeeAnne tells Stephanie that there’s no rule that allows her to light someone on fire. If there was, so many people would be in flames.

Brandi says LeeAnne is not a reasonable human being. She left her phone in the bar. Who could believe Brandi was even that close to her? Brandi gets loud and squeaky, and tells Kameron to use her brain. In her interview, Brandi says, it’s hard not to think that LeeAnne puppeteers Kameron. Brandi says LeeAnne blames her for being drunk and leaving her phone, and tried to hurt her family. Kameron says LeeAnne thought she stole the phone. Cary thinks they should talk to LeeAnne. In Brandi’s interview, she says Kameron is supporting LeeAnne when she’s wrong. She’s officially LeeAnne’s bitch.

D’Andra joins the group, and says any lie is not okay. Kameron asks if D’Andra is done with LeeAnne too. As usual, D’Andra makes wishy-washy um sounds, and says she’s done with the lying. She’s had it up to there. When they were at the fashion show, she told LeeAnne that she would never not support her, but LeeAnne said if they weren’t speaking, D’Andra wouldn’t have been invited. In her interview, D’Andra says she realized she was disposable. LeeAnne used her to social climb, and now she’s using Kameron the same way. I’m not sure why what LeeAnne said was such a big deal. If they weren’t friendly, why would LeeAnne invite her? Stephanie doesn’t think Brandi stole the phone, but LeeAnne thinks it was because of the video. She wanted something on LeeAnne. Stephanie suggests they talk, but LeeAnne doesn’t want to ruin the party. Stephanie pulls Brandi over.

In Brandi’s interview, she says, out of respect for Stephanie, she’ll speak to LeeAnne. Stephanie tells Brandi that LeeAnne feels that Brandi stole her phone, but she told LeeAnne that she doesn’t think so. LeeAnne says she thinks Brandi thought she still had the images, and wanted to make sure they were gone. Brandi asks why would she hand it over? LeeAnne left it in the bar. LeeAnne thinks Brandi knew she’d eventually find it in the next room. They don’t believe each other. Brandi says the difference is LeeAnne lies. LeeAnne says it’s was a joke. When Brandi called her the wicked bitch of the west, she cried. Brandi tells LeeAnne that she didn’t say west. LeeAnne said she was an alcoholic. LeeAnne doesn’t think she ever actually called her that, but the not pot stirring pot stirrer, Cary, says she inferred it. LeeAnne says, that’s a totally different thing, and we flash back to that. D’Andra says that her mom said LeeAnne was concerned because she was an alcoholic. LeeAnne says she told Dee that she thought D’Andra was drinking too much, and she’ll deal with Dee. Brandi asks LeeAnne who she thinks she is, and gets in LeeAnne’s personal space, pointing her finger in LeeAnne’s face. So LeeAnne actually pokes Brandi with her finger. Yeah, I know, but I don’t blame her, and Brandi is obviously provoking her. That should be a codicil regarding the law about touching people. Brandi tells LeeAnne to take her ass out of there, and repeats variations of that. LeeAnne glares at her. Stephanie gets in between them, and Brandi says LeeAnne doesn’t scare her. Cary tells LeeAnne to stop it, and LeeAnne says, what about Brandi? Cary says, both of them stop it. In Cary’s interview, she says LeeAnne has impulse control issues, and jumps to aggression when she’s backed into a corner. Brandi is trying to make it worse. Cary tells Mark, they’re both effing crazy. Brandi starts crying. LeeAnne tells her, go ahead and cry. Be the MF-ing victim she created for herself. Brandi wails that she just wants LeeAnne out of her life.

Kameron and Cary go to the table where LeeAnne is sitting. Kameron asks what she’s doing, and LeeAnne says, watching Brandi cry after attacking her. LeeAnne asks Cary if Brandi didn’t attack her, and Cary confirms that, but says LeeAnne has to be better. LeeAnne says she didn’t try to escalate the situation, and Cary says, just walk away. LeeAnne lies on the ground, and asks Jesus to tell her wtf to do. She’s so alone. Cary says she’s there. Brandi is still weeping, and Cary tells LeeAnne, get up. LeeAnne asks Cary what she wants her to do. In her interview, Cary says, dramatic much? LeeAnne says Brandi started it, and thanks Cary for saying what she saw. In Cary’s interview, she says Brandi was pushing LeeAnne’s buttons, trying to get her to flip her sh*t to prove she hasn’t changed. Kameron gives LeeAnne kudos. She walked in, knowing Brandi was on the attack, and kept her cool. She stayed away, and Brandi came after her. In her interview, Brandi says it’s Stephanie’s party, and she feels caught in the middle. Why would Stephanie be in the middle? She’s Brandi’s best friend. LeeAnne doesn’t deserve her as a friend. I say, jealous much?

LeeAnne tells Stephanie that she thought she had as much right to be there. Stephanie says she’s not asking LeeAnne to leave. LeeAnne says Brandi started it.

D’Andra tells Brandi that, when LeeAnne stepped back, she saw LeeAnne’s personality change; it scares her. In her interview, she says it was the old LeeAnne, rearing its ugly head. At this point, she’s more interested in Brandi’s lightheartedness and fun. LeeAnne lives in a dark, looming, dreary place. D’Andra does some beer pong. Since it’s the finale, the text tells us that the company is doing well, D’Andra hasn’t spoken to LeeAnne, and she has more than $200 in her bank account. Are we going to have to hear all about that again at the reunion?

Cary suggests everyone get in the foam. We see that Kameron has found a distributor, but still needs a partner, and she’s developing a Sparkle Dog spray made from edible glitter. I saw her dog food online not that long ago. We’re told the renovations were completed at Mark and Cary’s house, but were an inch off-center, and it had to be redone. We also learn that Mark’s $70K stove has its own Instagram account. That’s just sad.

The date for LeeAnne and Rich’s wedding is April 27th, 2018, and D’Andra won’t be the maid of honor – for now. Since she’d actually be the matron of honor, I’ll just assume that’s what they meant.

Stephanie tells us that tonight was horrible, but her marriage is in an amazing place. She feels empowered. She’s learned life isn’t about loyalty, it’s about being real, and true to yourself. She wants to be authentic. We read that she survived without Travis for a month, but he’s going back to Harvard in February.

Kameron says she’s learned her instincts are on point. LeeAnne has been an inspirational person in her life, and she’s lucky to call herself LeeAnne’s friend. LeeAnne says Kameron is her rock. Kameron says she wants to make out with LeeAnne, but that would be inappropriate.

Brandi stands at the top of a human pyramid. We see that Bruin has been officially adopted. He’s learning to talk, and says, excuse me, when passes gas – which is often. Of course. D’Andra catches Brandi as she dives off the pyramid.

Next week – The Reunion – Part One – D’Andra reveals a secret she’s kept about LeeAnne, Stephanie still struggles with depression, a disgruntled florist is the one who spread rumors about Mark, Mama Dee makes an appearance, and D’Andra insists Rich is a cheater.

💫 When Housewives Get Personal…

On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the trip to Oklahoma was still on, and when the ladies (term used loosely) went to Bartlesville, I got excited. What could be exciting about a town called Bartlesville in Oklahoma, you ask? Or you don’t, but I’ll tell you anyway. My abundant love for Pekingese dogs led me to join an online Peke dog group ages ago. Every few years, some of the members get together. Not enough to call it a convention, but a gathering perhaps. After I’d been in the group a while, they began to organize another one. I wasn’t planning on going, but found out it would be in Bartlesville. Which wouldn’t be exciting on its own, but my closest internet friend, who was not in the group, also lived there. We had never met in person, but she’d recently gone through a nightmare divorce, and we’d been wanting to visit one another. Cue Twilight Zone music… Seriously, what are the odds? I ended up having a blast, and although my friend only had a cat, she became an honorary member of the group. It was like a four-day PJ party. I have to warn you, should you decide to visit, all meals are beef with a side of beef. There is also okra. While I tolerate it in gumbo, I hate okra. But you’ve never tried it made the right way, they said. I did. I still hate it. Loved the breading, but inside, it was still okra.

Besides going to Bartlesville, the NJ Wives also learned how to show an animal. In this case, cows. They were given a lesson on to groom them in preparation for a show, and had a mock showing with just them. Teresa was afraid of the cows. Afraid. Of. Cows. And we’re not talking about a herd of stampeding cows either. Apparently, she isn’t a fan of large animals, including big dogs, because they can’t talk to you, so you don’t know what they’re thinking. Or they could ram into you. Did she learn nothing in prison?

The other standout was new Wife Jennifer, who I’m not too impressed with. I’m not sure what her deal is, but when she wasn’t bragging, she was complaining. My favorite part was when she FaceTimed with her little girl, who wailed that she couldn’t live without mommy, until mommy said she’d get her a $400 Barbie Dreamhouse, and the tears dried up real quick. Jennifer was incredibly rude to their hostess, who was a close friend of Marge’s. When Marge said Jennifer had the worst manners of anyone she’d ever met, Jennifer asked what she was going to do about it? Are we on a playground at an elementary school? At the end, she claimed she was just trying to fit in, but I don’t think that’s the way to do it. There was the usual Joe #2/his father drama, and Joe #3 got stuck playing nanny/butler/foot masseuse to Marge Sr. while Marge Jr. was away. Next time, we’ll see the fabulous house Jennifer kept bragging about, and other new Wife, Jackie, dares to bring up Joe #1 being in prison to Teresa.

🐮 Where New Jersians Meet…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2018 – A Knot is Almost Tied, the OC Reunites, a Mexican Rehash, Some Dirty & the Dress

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Anna pops champagne. Maxie tells Jordan to leave her robe on. They don’t need any champagne/wardrobe malfunctions. They toast to Jordan. Anna says she’s privileged to have Jordan as a colleague, and proud to have her as a friend. She deserves every happiness.

Curtis calls Stella. He knows she said she wouldn’t be there, but he’d love if she changed her mind. He loves her; they all do. Nina joins him, and says, as best person, there are some things they need to discuss.

Monica opens a box, and asks what everyone thinks. Ned says it looks delicious. She asks, why tempt fate? They end up eating pizza every year anyway, so why not do it up proud this time? She contacted Chef Santora, and had gourmet pizza sent from his Michelin star restaurant. Olivia-Q tells Ned that Chef Santora has the same pizza oven she wanted. Monica wasn’t stressing over a dinner that was going to implode regardless. Now they can focus on the important things. The doorbell rings. Kim thanks everyone for bringing something for the soup kitchen. Ned answers the door. It’s Julian with boxes of food. He says, happy Thanksgiving, Ted. Kim comes out, and Ned tells her it was presumptuous to invite Julian. Olivia, who’s followed her, says Kim didn’t invite him. She did.

Bobbie arrives at Sonny’s. Michael tells her Carly will be late. There’s a minor crisis at the hotel. Bobbie asks about Josslyn, and Michael says he got a cryptic message that she’ll be home soon, but has to take care of something first.

Josslyn walks into Charlie’s. Oscar has his back to the door, and says, sorry, they’re closed. Josslyn says, great. They won’t be interrupted. Oscar asks what she’s doing there, and she says, asking for the truth. Is he sick?

Griff takes a selfie with Kiki, as they get ready for the wedding. She tells him, no more pictures until they get there, and he calls her a party pooper. She thanks him for making her forget how mad she is at her mom. Every time she lets Ava into her life, she does something awful like knock him over the head. Griff says, that was extreme, even for Ava. Kiki has a mind to turn her in to the cops.

At the gallery, not-Doc kisses Ava. In the doorway, Laura sees, and says, oh my God. She asked over and over why he wanted a separation. Now she knows.

Leo tells Julian that he drew a turkey for him. Julian suggests Leo show him, since he thinks Leo’s mom and Ted have things to talk about. Leo says, his name’s Ned, and Julian is like, oops, sorry.

Oscar tells Josslyn that he’s coming down with a cold, and has work to do. Josslyn tells him, stop lying. He’s sick, really sick, isn’t he? He says Cameron told her. He swore he wouldn’t say anything. She says, so it’s obviously true. He doesn’t want talk about it, and she says, just tell her. He says it’s none of her boyfriend’s business. She says Cameron isn’t her boyfriend. They faked the whole thing to make him jealous. Oscar says, it worked. Josslyn says, he still cares about her? and he says he never stopped.

Monica tells Drew that she texted Oscar, telling him that he’s welcome there if he changes his mind. Drew appreciates it, but doesn’t think Oscar will come. She says she tried to get through to him about the amino therapy, but Drew thinks Oscar wants to make his own choices. Monica wonders what happens if Oscar wins the legal right to decide treatment.

Stella arrives at the Quartermaine’s. Mike is glad to see her, but was hoping she would be a last minute cancelation. She asks what kind of greeting that is, but he says he was assuming she had another, more important, place to be.

Nina tells Curtis, always tell the truth. If the truth hurts, spruce it up, but never lie. Gifts help. But most important, never cheat. Curtis says he’s a grown man. He doesn’t need the talk. She says she’s been married a couple of times, and wants him to know what he’s getting himself into. Peter walks in, and Curtis says, back at her.

Kiki tells Griff they’d be better off if Ava was behind bars. He says, proving she drugged Sasha is harder than proving Sasha was drugged, and adds, the best revenge is a life well lived. Kiki says that’s not how her mom sees it. She’s not backing off unless they get lucky, and she finds someone else to focus on.

Laura says not-Doc was too much of a coward to tell her. Ava tries to tell Laura that they’re not having an affair, but Ava is the last person she wants to hear from. She was talking to her husband. Not-Doc says he was completely honest; their marriage is over. She says it’s bad enough that he was seeing someone behind her back, but he cheated with the person who sold out Nikolas’s memory. Does he have any idea what kind of betrayal that is? Maybe Ava can explain it to him, since she’s an expert on betrayal. Now he’s sunk to her level.

Leo wants to add a dog to his picture, and Julian tells him, every turkey needs a dog. Kim asks if they’re all set. If Oscar wins, Julian’s people grab him.

Brad and Lucas come in to Sonny’s. Brad apologizes for being late; Wiley was napping. Bobbie says Wiley is worth the wait. Lucas says, what about him? and she asks if he brought dessert. Brad sees Michael and asks what he’s doing there. Michael tells him that people usually say happy Thanksgiving, and Brad says he thought Michael would be at the Quartermaine’s. Michael says they always eat later. He asks to hold Wiley. Brad hands Wiley over, and asks where the bar is.

Ava tells Laura that not-Doc is telling the truth. Not-Doc says she wouldn’t it believe anyway, and asks if Laura is just about done here. Laura says she keeps looking in his eyes for a trace of the man she married, but she doesn’t see him at all. He’s like a stranger, and she’s probably better off. She tells Ava that she came to discuss her donation. She rips up the check, saying she doesn’t accept blood money, and storms out.

Kiki and Griff kiss, which leads to Kiki and Griff getting busy.

Anna gives Jordan a bracelet for something borrowed. She was wearing it the day they met; when she tried to arrest Jordan, who almost ruined her case. Jordan believes Anna’s words were, completely tanked her operation. Anna says, it was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Molly has the blue; earrings that TJ gave her. They made her feel special. She says Jordan always made her feel welcome, and like a part of the family. Jordan says her son is lucky to have Molly, and she is too. Maxie has something new, but Lulu says she does too.

Ned doesn’t understand why Olivia didn’t warn him. She says she knew he’d object. He needed to see it with his own eyes, how much Julian means to Leo. Ned says he’s trying be mature about it. Olivia says no one is replacing Ned, but they owe it to Leo to be copacetic with Julian. Ned points out that Olivia is singing a different tune, but she says Julian has been a different man since he got out of prison.

Julian tells Kim that he’s been in touch with his former associates, but he needs her to think long and hard before it goes too far. Kim says she has, and she’s running out of options. If the court rules in Oscar’s favor, she’s going to need his help. Drew watches them.

Oscar says Josslyn is the first person he wanted to tell, and she asks why he didn’t. He says he saw the hell he was going to go through, and didn’t want her going through it with him. He wanted her to forget him, be happy, and move on. She asks, forget how? She loves him, and never stopped. She doesn’t care how hard it is. They’ll do what it takes to get him better. He tells her that he’s not going to get better.

Not-Doc tells Ava that he’s sorry; Laura was out of bounds. She says she’s used to being the town pariah. Her daughter blames every terrible thing that happens in the world on her. Not-Doc says she doesn’t deserve it. Ava says Laura walked in on a spur-of-the-moment kiss, and she doesn’t want it getting in the way of their reconciliation. He says they’re not reconciling, but he’s sorry he overstepped. She asks, who said he did? Whatever he felt, she felt it too. They kiss again.

Kiki tells Griff if they hurry, they can still be late for the wedding. He tells her she looks beautiful, and she says he’s very biased. Griff’s phone rings. It’s Monica, who wants to let him know the board made a decision about his suspension. Hospital policy prevents her telling him over the phone, but she left a copy at the hospital for him to sign. Kiki says they’re going to be even later, but he’s not sure he wants to know. Kiki says Monica wouldn’t have called if it wasn’t good news. He suggests she stay and get ready, and he’ll meet her at the church. He asks why they don’t get away for the holidays; someplace warm. It’s their last chance before life starts up again. She says she’d like that. They kiss some more, and she pushes him out the door.

Maxie tells Lulu that she said something old. Lulu insists Maxie told her to bring something new. Maxie asks why she would have said that when she was the one organizing things? Jordan says it’s fine. She doesn’t believe in old superstitions. Nothing is going to go wrong. Well, we all know what that means now that she said it.

TJ tells Curtis that he tried to get through to Stella, and just focus on how happy he and Jordan make each other. Curtis asks since when does TJ offer advice to his elders? TJ says he’s been in the same relationship for years. Curtis asks what his secret is, and TJ says, cherish what you have, and try not to screw it up.

Maxie comes out. Peter tells her that she looks beautiful. She blows him off, saying she has to say hi to Valerie. Nina says, he’s not leaving her unescorted, is he?

Alexis approaches Finn, and says she hopes Anna didn’t stand him up. He says, she’s the matron of honor. He thinks she’s helping Jordan. Alexis says she was just getting a dig in. He seems more dour than usual. He tells her that Curtis gave him a letter from Hayden. She wants to see him, but it’s probably not a good idea. Alexis says, probably not. He’s put that chapter behind him, right?

Josslyn asks what Oscar means. He says, according to the doctors, he has less than one year. Josslyn says, that can’t be true. His life just started. They have so many things to do together. He says that’s what he thought, but he has a malignant brain tumor; it’s inoperable. She says there must be some way to fight it. Jason had a brain tumor and survived. Oscar says there’s a drug trial that his parents want him in, and Josslyn says, good. That means there’s hope. He says he’s not doing it, and walks away.

Kim thanks Julian. Drew comes over to them, and says he heard Julian planning on kidnapping his son. Kim says it was her idea; anything he has to say, talk to her. He tells Julian to stay the hell away from Oscar, and Julian asks if Drew heard him say he was planning on taking Oscar out of the country. Kim is like, what? and Julian says he’ll leave them to it. Kim tells Drew it was her only option. Drew asks what if she gets Oscar to Brazil and he still refuses treatment. What’s her plan then?

Julian phones Lucas, and speaks with him and Brad. Lucas says he has to do some damage control, and leaves the conversation. Julian asks how Brad is holding up. Brad says he’s been doing some soul searching, and the truth is, Wiley is where he belongs. Julian asks if he’s ready to move on, raise his son, and be happy. Brad says he’s made peace with the choices he’s made, for better or worse.

Laura gets to the church. Lulu tells her that they’re about to start. She asks what’s wrong, and Laura says they’ll talk later. They go into the church.

Ava and not-Doc kiss some more. He doesn’t know what it is, but he wants to spend as much time as possible with her, and hopes she feels the same. Ava says they’re both Thanksgiving orphans. Why don’t they spend it together? He asks if she’s offering to cook, and she says, no, but she has turkey sandwiches. They can pour some potato vodka into cranberry juice and call it Thanksgiving. He’s glad he talked her out of leaving town, but she doesn’t now if she can stay. How long is Kiki going to be flaunting her relationship with Griff in her face? She would be better off if she wasn’t there, or Kiki wasn’t. Ava suggests they adjourn to her apartment. He says he’ll meet her there. He has business to take care of.

Kiki almost leaves, but goes back in for a wrap. Her word, not mine.

Sonny wants to give a pre-dinner toast. Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday, and he wants to tell them the reason why. Mike suggests food, and Sonny says that’s good, but it’s always the time they get everyone together to give thanks for their blessings, especially family. He knows they’ve had a lot of losses, but they’ve also had incredible additions. Right on cue, Wiley makes baby sounds and looks super cute. Sonny says, funny about family; you can’t always choose who’s in it, but it’s the most important thing in the whole world. They toast. Stella ponders this.

TJ goes to find Jordan. She says he means so much to her, and he says he’s glad she and Curtis found each other. They deserve to be happy. She apologizes for not being there for him all those years when she was chasing bad guys. He says her job kept them apart, but she showed him to do the right thing, no matter what the cost. She’s his hero.

Drew tells Kim that Oscar isn’t a child. They can’t make him do anything, short of restraining him. She says, if that’s what it comes to. He tells her no ethical doctor would treat him under the circumstances. Kim wonders what’s wrong with Drew; what if Oscar dies? Drew says, if he does, he doesn’t want Oscar to live his last days as a prisoner. The decisions they make about Oscar are decisions they’ll have to live the rest of their lives with. She needs to think long and hard about what she’s going to do, since she has to live with it.

Josslyn asks why Oscar wouldn’t want treatment that would cure him. He tells her it’s experimental. People have improved, but someone died. She said without it, he’ll die anyway, but he says he doesn’t want his last days being lived as a vegetable, or so sick he can’t leave his bed. She asks what the risks are against the payout. That’s how her dad figures out business deals. He says it’s not a business deal; it’s his life. She tells him that’s why they have to find out what the odds are. Based on what he’s telling her, the odds are 100% that he’ll die without it.

Monica wonders why no one has picked up the boxes that Julian donated. Ned says he thought a volunteer picked them up an hour ago. Olivia says she saw someone carrying something out of the kitchen, but Monica says all the donated food is still there. She wonders what they could have taken, and they realize – the pizza.

Oscar doesn’t think it’s right for his parents to force him into the trial. They think it’s worth the risk, but it’s not their decision. He’s not doing this for them. Josslyn says, what about her? Oscar tells her that he already said he didn’t want to risk the time he has left. She says what about the time they already lost, and he says he thought he was protecting her. She says she can’t force him, but whatever he decides, she promises she’ll be there every step of the way. He hugs her.

Kim asks Julian why he let her think he was going to help her, when he had no intention of following through. She was hoping she could count on him. She walks away.

Griff gets to the church. He sits with Laura and Lulu, asking if they’ve seen Kiki. They haven’t, and he says he thought she’d be there be now. Lulu thinks she must be running behind.

Kiki is wandering around the apartment, looking for her pashmina. Seriously?

Mike tells Stella that he doesn’t mean to pry, but the fellow they ran into… Stella says, Marcus? What about him? Mike says he had the feeling they were more than old friends. Stella says, nothing gets past him. They were serious at one time. She’s often wondered what might have been had they stayed together, but wouldn’t change the life she has now, and knows Marcus feels the same. What’s done is done. There’s no use wishing to change the past. Mike says, the trick is to make decisions now that you don’t regret later. Good luck with that.

Nina asks if Curtis is ready for this, and he says, more than anything. Finn sits with Chase. The music starts. Anna comes in first, followed by Jordan with TJ. Nice dress. Double spaghetti straps with a lace overlay, and I’m loving the tiered skirt (see end of post for a pic I know my fashion descriptions suck). TJ brings the bride to her groom, and hugs Curtis. Jordan mouths, I love you, and the pastor begins.

There are take-out containers on the table, and Michael says that doesn’t look like Chef Santora’s work. Monica says they accidentally donated the gourmet pizza to the soup kitchen. She doesn’t think it would be a good idea to ask for it back, and Ned says it wouldn’t be good for his poll numbers. Michael says, no Quartermaine Thanksgiving ever goes as planned. Why change anything now? They sing, We Gather Together. I get teary, and feel grateful that GH has kept this tradition. Julian looks at Kim, who won’t look at him. The doorbell rings, and Drew leaves to answer it.

Josslyn comes home. She sits on the floor and cries.

Drew opens the door. It’s Oscar. Kim walks up behind Drew, and Oscar and his parents look at each other.

The pastor says, the bond of marriage is more than the union of two souls; it’s a bridge. Two families coming together as one. He says, if anyone can show just cause why this couple cannot lawfully be joined together in matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their peace. (Which, btw, is almost never said anymore, except for soap weddings.) They hear a door shut, and Stella walks in. Jordan looks worried.

Out in the vestibule, Griff calls Kiki. He leaves a message asking where she is. He’s getting worried. He gives one of his best worried looks.

Ava freshens her makeup at the gallery. Not worried at all.

Kiki who should be worriedfinds her pashmina, and opens the door to not-Doc.

Tomorrow, Kim tells Julian it’s her call not his, Carly tells Josslyn that she can’t make the choice for Oscar, and Stella has to speak her piece.

The Real Housewives of Orange County – The Reunion, Part One

Emily’s goal is to not threaten anyone. Kelly isn’t ready for this. Briana and Vicki FaceTime. Andy finds out Shannon hasn’t spoken to Tamra. Kelly wants an effing minute.

Shane has been blowing up Emily’s phone with what they’re going to say, and what she should say if they say that. We discover Shannon has lost thirty-two pounds, and Tamra got a lower face lift. I didn’t even know that was a thing. Vicki’s kids are worried about her going under again, and swears that’s it. They discuss Vicki’s insurance policy on Don. She figures she’ll get back the money she had to pay him in alimony.

On their trip to Mexico, Tamra, Shannon, and Vicki were the Tres Amigas, based on boobs, booze, and a broken foot. We flash back to their moments together on the trip. Andy tells us that at last year’s reunion, Vicki got to a place of forgiveness, and Vicki declares it awesome. Andy says she got a fresh. At first Tamra was all skeptical, but it got back to where they were. A viewer asks Shannon if David being out of the picture made them closer. Shannon says, not being married made it easier, and they made a pact to move forward. Andy brings up how Vicki said she never wanted to be that girl again when she was at the old lady party, referring to the younger girls. Emily says Vicki is that girl; she still parties. Gina says she was insulting, and it’s an opportunity to say she was wrong. Kelly calls her hypocritical; it’s her M.O. Vicki says she meant she doesn’t want to be single again. Her other M.O., pretending people misunderstood. Gina says he can’t help it if she doesn’t have a husband. Vicki apologizes.

Andy reads a viewer’s comment that Vicki claimed Brooks was her soulmate. They ask if Steve is her soulmate. Shannon’s opinion that they weren’t in love is brought up, but Shannon says, at the time, she had only met Steve briefly twice. She’s spent time with them since, and believes they’re in love. Emily admires their relationship. She’s met him, and she thought he was kind. Andy says Vicki was trying to keep a lid on her behavior because of Steve, and we flash back to her promising not to get naked wasted, and him telling her not to do anything she wouldn’t do in front of the grandkids. Tamra says she saw Vicki changing into someone she didn’t know, and she thought it was to make Steve happy. Andy says Steve did tell her to put a lid on it, and she did. Tamra agrees. Kelly jumps in, and they nearly get in an argument over this. Vicki tells Kelly, dial it down, and Kelly says don’t tell her what to do.

Andy says this season started with the final stop of Vicki’s apology tour, and the tour ended with an apology to Eddie. During the rest of the season, Vicki was trying to be the future Mrs. Steve. We see clips of Vicki putting the pressure on. Tamra wonders if Vicki is trying to convince herself that Steve is the one. Andy says it was sweet seeing Steve take care of Vicki after her surgery. Vicki doesn’t remember any of it, and saw it for the first time when everyone else did. She says Steve isn’t emotional like she is, so it’s interesting that she’s attracted to him, but his stability and kindness make him attractive. Andy asks when she thinks he’ll propose. She doesn’t think it will be a conventional proposal, and they’ll decide together. Andy says she kind of already has proposed to Steve, and we flash back to her asking him to marry her, and then saying, never mind, when he says, what? She repeats they’ll decide together when the time is right. Andy asks why they’re in couples therapy, and she says she doesn’t want to be divorced again. They haven’t gone yet, but she wants to make sure there are no red flags. Everything the counselor told her and Don turned out to be true, and they ended up getting a divorce. Gina wishes she had done it. Shannon says she did, and see how that worked out.

Andy asks for a show of hands on who thinks Vicki and Steve will get married. It seems to be only Shannon and Tamra, who says, season 14. Kelly thinks Steve believes marriage is just if you want to have children. He’s happy being with her, so what’s the point? Vicki says he’s been married three times. Emily thinks they’re committed to each other, and stand up for one another. Andy asks if Vicki wants to marry Steve, or just wants to get married. Vicki says she’s not in a hurry; they’re in a great place. A viewer asks if she thinks the new series Dirty John has similarities to her relationship with Brooks. Vicki says, completely. Andy explains it’s about a successful OC businesswoman who gets conned. Andy adds that Brooks is not a murderer, I assume giving away a huge plot point. Vicki says he murdered her self-esteem and pocketbook. She’s going after him for the latter. Kelly asks if he has any money to go after, and Vicki says she has a spreadsheet on him. Tamra thinks she should close that chapter, but Vicki says there’s no emotion; she just wants her money. Andy asks why Vicki fell for him, and she says he was complimentary. Kelly says he told her what she wanted to hear. Vicki says Don was a good husband, but she always felt inferior. Andy wonders if Brooks studied the show beforehand. Tamra is sure he must have. Andy asks if Vicki wishes she’d stayed with Don, and she says she wishes she hadn’t left Don for Brooks. We flash back to the reunion when Briana accused Brooks of breaking up her parents’ marriage. Vicki says she’s in a better place now, but it was five/six years of hell.

We see Gina’s introduction to the series. Andy says Matt was MIA, and Emily insists he exists; she’s met him. A viewer asks if Gina started the show knowing she was getting a divorce. Gina says she knew her marriage was in a down, but didn’t know it would end up in divorce. Shannon says her story is similar. She thought if David saw it captured on film, it would be a good thing. Gina thought so too, but Matt couldn’t film because of his job. His employer said no, and would have fired him. Obviously, they’ve seen the show. Emily wonders if he’d filmed with Gina, if they still would have divorced. We find out he comes home on the weekends, they’re not having sex, and they still haven’t told the kids. Gina says they’re afraid of having the discussion. Good Lord. Those kids are going to be in college by the time the know. Tamra asks how they’re explaining things, since it’s a small house. Gina says since Matt lives in another house when he’s working, they tell the kids that she’s working when she’s at the casita. Andy asks what the crux of the problem is. Gina says when Matt moved for his job, the relationship wasn’t enough. He’s not the kind of person who builds you up. He’s a good person and father, but not meant to be her husband. She feels bad, because no matter what happens, she respects and loves him; he’s the father of her children. She starts cry, and says they need to have a good relationship because that’s forever. Shannon says it’s hard on her kids. She doesn’t know if it’s better to go through a divorce when they’re bigger or little. Hers grew up with volatility.

Vicki’s Italian dinner is up next for discussion. Kelly says, smart people learn from their mistakes; wise people learn from others. Why? Who knows. Gina says instead of everyone telling her about their experiences, they should have gotten to know her and what her experience is. Andy brings up Vicki thinking that Gina must be divorcing because of an affair. Vicki says if sex isn’t happening in the marriage, people look elsewhere. Shannon says she had a two year dry spell, and never once thought about it. Of course, this is a bad example, since David was having an affair, which several of them point out. Gina thinks a marriage doesn’t end because of an affair, but the affair happened because there was a problem already. Andy asks about Gina not believing in God. Gina says she’s agnostic, but the kids were baptized just in case. Tamra was surprised, but says, to each their own. Emily doesn’t think morality and religion go hand-in-hand. Gina says she might get in the gates before Vicki.

Andy says Vicki and Kelly had been ride-or-die friends, but Vicki learned the cover-up was worse than the crime. We flash back to Vicki telling Kelly about her and Steve’s double-dates with Michael, and Kelly coming against Steve. Andy asks where they’re at today, and Kelly says they don’t speak. He asks how close Steve is to Michael, and Vicki says it caused problems. She doesn’t know when they last saw each other, and Michael is dating someone new. A viewer thinks when there’s a split, the friends should be able to hang out with both. Kelly says that wasn’t the issue. She was freshly divorced, and didn’t know Vicki had hooked Michael up. She heard about the double-dates from someone else. It would been fine if Vicki had told her. Vicki tells her that Michael said it was their business. Andy says it shows where her loyalty lies, and Vicki – who cannot seem to grasp what she did wrong here for anything – says Kelly was dating. Tamra doesn’t think it’s about the dating. Andy asks who thinks Vicki broke girl code, and Emily shouts in her yes vote. Shannon says Vicki should have said something, and Emily says Vicki should have told him that she and Kelly are friends, and she can’t be in that situation. Andy says even after their big fight, Vicki did it again. We see a clip from Watch What Happens Live, where Vicki said they’d gone on another double-date with Michael, but not with the same woman. Kelly says Vicki chose her side. Vicki doesn’t know if there are sides, because she loves playing the dimbulb.

Kelly says Michael has her back, and Vicki says he told her that their marriage was fourteen years of hell. Kelly wonders why Vicki is talking on his behalf. Andy asks how Vicki would have felt if it was Don, and she says she had friends who dated Don, and she didn’t care. They were divorced. Kelly says, Vicki is like a fart; silent, but deadly. Vicki says Michael told her not to share the information. Gina says it was her choice. Kelly says Vicki had no problem sharing what Shannon said in confidence on the bus. Oh snap! We flash back to that. Gina says Vicki has to take personal accountability.

Vicki says Kelly is an unkind person, and Kelly says, so is she – on the sly. Andy says Vicki claims Kelly will only date a man who has money. Kelly asks, if that’s the case, why isn’t she still with Michael? Vicki doesn’t think she loved him, which is just stupid, and Kelly says, of course she did. A viewer asks if Vicki sees a pattern with the men she dates. Kelly says she likes to have Steve do her dirty work. Why would he talk to Page Six? Vicki says he was just corroborating something. Kelly suggests she look at herself, and Vicki says she doesn’t use cocaine. Everyone is like, what? and Kelly asks if Vicki is saying that because she smoked some herb. They can do a drug test, and if she did cocaine, she would be skinny. Not necessarily, but that was really out of left field and nasty. Kelly insists Vicki is familiar with edibles, and everyone says, it’s legal. Vicki acts like she doesn’t understand what edibles are. Kelly says she’s the mother of a young kid. Vicki says she’s never with Jolie, and Gina says, Jolie was in summer camp. Vicki claims Michael said he has more time with her. Kelly gets teary, and Andy puts on his devil horns, and says Vicki just said Kelly uses cocaine and is not a good mother. Vicki tells him not to put words in her mouth. Michael said she’s not with Jolie because she travels a lot. Kelly says she has one week on, and one week off. Vicki says that’s not what Michael tells her, and Kelly says, she believes him? Andy asks if she gets why Kelly is hurt. Vicki says she’s not kind, and needs to take responsibility too. Emily says if she wants to fix things with Kelly, she can’t be friendly with Michael. She doesn’t know what’s true and what’s not, and it looks like they co-parent well. One steps up to the plate when the other has to do something. Kelly says when Michael was in Hong Kong, she never complained.

Vicki doesn’t like way Kelly treats people. If Kelly hits her, she’ll hit back. Andy wonders where they go next. Kelly says Vicki just accused her of doing drugs, and Vicki says Kelly called her fat. Kelly tries to figure out how these two things compare, and Vicki says drugs make people skinny. Kelly said she was a pig on social media. Kelly says she’s not a pig. Stunned Gina says everything they’re saying is not okay. Shannon agrees. They take a break.

Kelly and Gina head for the back. Still at their seats, Tamra tells Vicki that she can’t say that. Vicki says that’s what she heard. Emily says that doesn’t mean there’s evidence. Kelly tells Gina that it’s criminal. Vicki says Kelly went for her, so she’s going back at Kelly. Kelly gets her phone out, and tells the crew that she needs an effing minute. Vicki says Kelly can’t throw sh*t at her and not expect it back. Shannon says they did put up that tweet of Kelly saying she was a pig, but thinks they’re both being cruel.

Kelly calls Michael. She tells him that Vicki said she was a bad mom and does cocaine. Why would she say that? She told Kelly that Michael said he’d lived in fourteen years of hell with her. She said it on camera. Has he ever seen her do drugs? He says, never, and he didn’t tell them anything. She says she was always anti-drug.

Vicki says Kelly is playing the victim, and it’s ridiculous. Michael tells Kelly that they don’t even have a visitation schedule because they agree on everything. Kelly asks why Vicki is saying this, and Michael says he’s not responsible for what she says. Kelly wants to hit Vicki, like most of us at one time or another, and Michael tells her, control her temper. Gina comes in, saying Vicki can’t make up lies like this. Michael and Kelly agree, Jolie is the priority – always.

Vicki whines that Kelly called her a fart, and that’s mean. Shannon tells Vicki that she can’t say Kelly does coke unless she knows it. She’s not getting it.

Next time – the Reunion, Part Two – Shannon talks about custody now being an issue, Gina tells Emily that she shouldn’t have been talking about Shannon’s marriage, Gina doesn’t understand why everyone doesn’t just own it, and Tamra tells Shannon that her favorite words are me and I.

✈ Tonight’s offering of Vanderpump Rules: Passport Edition was basically a rehash of the group’s trip to Mexico, and the brouhaha that occurred when James mistook the words hook up for hang out in reference to Kristen. Good times…  Next week, the season premiere of VPR.

💻 I saw the first episode of Dirty John, and so far, I’m intrigued. Like a Lifetime movie with much better writing, Connie Britton plays a single mother who finds a dude through internet dating. Her daughters are creeped out by him, but can’t put their finger on what’s wrong. Although there’s a huge red flag during their first date. And he’s way too perfect. I find internet dating a little creepy to begin with, so I’m definitely in.

👰 You Too Can Have a Soap Wedding…

Or at least the dress.

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November 21, 2018 – Spencer is Everywhere, Dallas Returns Home, New Jersey Does Oklahoma & Thanksgiving Wishes

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason comes to Sam’s place bearing doughnuts. Danny asks if he wants to watch the parade from the roof.

Cameron visits Josslyn, who needs help with place cards. They’re looking like not turkeys. He picks one up, and asks if this is supposed to be a turkey. She says that’s why she needs help. He says, first… and gives her a present.

Oscar meets Alexis at the MetroCourt. He hopes he’s not wrecking her Thanksgiving. She says she doesn’t cook, she caters. It’s going to be simple, since Jordan and Curtis’s wedding is happening. He says he’s closing Charlie’s after the breakfast shift, so people can go home to their families. She says he has one too. Spending time with them might do him some good.

Kristina is at Charlie’s bar, taking notes from a book. Sonny brings a press pass for the parade. She’s surprised he’s going, but he says, when Avery says go, we go. He asks her to come with them. Laura comes in and sees not-Doc. She says they could have done this at home, but he says he didn’t want to intrude on her holiday, and it’s easier to talk without Spencer being around. She says he’s at the parade. Not-Doc says she wanted to see him; he’s here. What is this about? She takes something out of an envelope.

At Windemere, Valentin hears the fireplace crackle. He goes into the living room, and Spencer hopes he doesn’t mind; it’s drafty at Windemere. Although the cold doesn’t bother him much anymore. The fires of vengeance keep him warm. That kid cracks me up.

Nina tells Sasha that after the wedding, they can pick up Charlotte and go to New York for The Nutcracker. She doesn’t want to overstep, but she’s excited about spending the holiday with her girls. Sasha says it sounds great, but she can’t go. Not after last night.

Ava speaks with a man at the gallery, confirming two tickets, one for her one for her kid. The flight to Montenegro is in three hours. He says they were the last two in business class one way like asked daughter and her leaving Port Charles and never coming back

Sam tells Danny to check on Scout. When he goes upstairs, Jason asks if Sam is okay. She says obviously, she’s sick. She felt it coming on last night at the bachelor/bachelorette thing, and woke up feeling like hell. He asks what he can do for her, and she says, leave. He doesn’t want what she has. He says he’ll manage. She just admitted she can’t make it upstairs. They planned to watch the parade together. She says, don’t say she didn’t warn him. He asks if he can get her breakfast, but she says she’s not hungry. She starts digging in the doughnut box, and Jason says he thought she wasn’t hungry. She says, she’s not. Not for food food, but these are doughnuts. She sneezes, and says, there’s always room for doughnuts.

Sonny can’t believe Kristina has to work on Thanksgiving. He says, there should be a law, and she says, there is; time and a half. He asks if she’s bailing on her family for cash, but she says it’s just for breakfast. He wonders when she’s coming by for turkey. She says she has other plans. He asks if she’s going to see Alexis, and she says something else. He asks what’s more important than family, and she says serving those less fortunate. Daisy comes in, and Kristina introduces her to Sonny.

Alexis asks Oscar, what about the Quartermaines. They’re good people and care about him. He says his dad will be there, and the second he shows up, Drew will call his mom. Then it becomes about him and the choices he’s making or not making. Alexis says it’s just about family spending time together. She doesn’t want him to spend it alone, and asks if there’s anyone else he’d like to spend Thanksgiving with.

Cameron tells Josslyn the gift is nothing major. He was hoping they could talk first. The phone rings. It’s Ava saying she’s going to be there in ten minutes to pick up Avery. Josslyn thought Sonny was taking her to the parade, but Ava says they agreed she would do it, and drop her back this afternoon. See that she’s dressed and ready. Ava looks at a picture of her and Kiki.

Sasha tells Nina that she’s physically fine, but it freaked her out. She’s sorry about The Nutcracker. Nina tells her, don’t worry. Just focus on getting well.

Valentin heard Spencer was back in town. He asks if Laura knows he’s there. Spencer says, the next mayor of Port Charles. She’ll be taking over, and the first thing she’s going to do is get rid of him.

Not-Doc tells Laura that he has a problem with one thing. He reads, we ask for space and privacy as we take time to strengthen our marriage. She asks if he wants her to rephrase it, but he’d prefer she remove it. She asks, why? and he tells her, saying they expect the marriage to survive intact feels like a lie. She thinks it’s funny he should say that. Everything about it feels like a lie to her.

Cameron tells Josslyn couples do stuff when they’re alone. She asks, what kind of stuff? She doesn’t want to give her parents the wrong idea. He says, it’s a little late. Everyone thinks they’re dating. She says they’re good at this, and he guesses they are.

Oscar tells Alexis not to worry about him. She says she’s a lawyer; it’s in her job description. He asks if it isn’t the mom in her talking, and she says, maybe. You can’t turn it off when you’re a parent. He says her daughters are lucky. They grew up with a mom who supported their decisions. She says she’ll pass that along to them when they want a laugh. He says, they wouldn’t agree? and she says, no, especially Kristina.

Kristina tells Sonny that they’re going to help serve dinner to the homeless, and they’re eating at the house afterward. Daisy asks if Sony wants to join them for dinner. Kristina says, to rescue others is to rescue yourself. Daisy says Kristina told them what a positive impact he’s had on her life, and he says not nearly the impact she’s had on his.

Not-Doc tells Laura, don’t do this. She says she’s heard his reasons, and doesn’t buy them. He’s sorry she’s distrustful. Maybe if he’d come to France… She says he’s not even trying to fix it, and he wonders what she can’t accept. She says the person there isn’t the guy she married, and she’s not letting up until she finds him again.

Valentin says he was letting Spencer be. He was hoping Spencer would outgrow his obsession, but he underestimated him. Spencer says, most people do. Big things come in small packages. Valentin says, noisy ones too. He heard from Charlotte that he was bragging that Laura’s chances at being mayor increased. It reminded him of how Nikolas thought he was ensuring the previous mayor. Has he taken a page from his father’s book? He wonders if Spencer knows the penalty for election tampering. Spencer says Valentin has a weakness, and he’s going to find it. Sasha comes in, and asks if she’s interrupting. Spencer asks who she is, and Valentin introduces them.

On the phone, Ava says, one quick stop, then straight to the airport. Nina steps into the doorway, and asks if she’s going somewhere. Ava doesn’t have time; she has a car waiting. Nina told Ava to keep away from her daughter, and she didn’t listen. She’s too hell bent on ruining her own daughter’s life. She gave Sasha a roofie; that’s assault. Before she calls the police, did Ava think it was going to work? Did she learn nothing from Morgan’s death? She does the same things over and over, and doesn’t think they’re bad, but they end up being very, very bad.

Laura knows not-Doc is keeping something from her. If it’s not about his brother, what is it? He doesn’t want talk about his brother, and she says, that’s the problem. He doesn’t want talk about anything. She keeps guessing and making assumptions; what’s the truth? If it’s not his brother, what is it. He says, them. He tried to be kind and gentle, but she refuses to hear it. She says she doesn’t believe what she’s hearing. She’ll tolerate a lot of things, but not being lied to. He says she wants honesty? Be careful. The truth hurts. He leaves.

Sasha asks how Valentin knows Spencer, and Spencer says he’s the rightful heir to the Cassadine estate. She asks what that makes Valentin, and he says, out of patience, and Spencer out of his house. Spencer says it’s his grandma’s house, and Valentin tells him to give her his best. Spencer says, as if she’d take anything from him. When he’s gone, Sasha says that kid has an attitude. Valentin says that’s the polite way of putting it. He asks if she’s okay, and she says, no.

Alexis tells Oscar that she butts in plenty. He asks if she’s ever forced her daughters to do what they didn’t want to, and she says, all the time. Parents do that, especially when their child is in danger of getting hurt. Safety is a priority. He asks why she’s on his side. She tells him that if a girl wanted an abortion in New York, she could do so without parental consent. There’s no reason he shouldn’t have the same autonomy over his own body. He asks, what if it was Molly or Kristina? What would she do then?

A bunch of construction paper turkeys are on the table, and Cameron says he’s more crafty than he thought. Josslyn thanks him for everything. He’s a good friend, and they have fun hanging out. He says they’ve known each other forever, haven’t hung out since they were kids. Josslyn says she had a crush on him back then. Too bad she was dressing up as ears of corn. He says he likes the look, and kisses her. He hopes that was okay, and she says, it was fine; more than fine. She wanted to. Cameron says, not like the first time, and she says, exactly. He asks what her plans are today. She tells him dinner and football. He says, her and the rest of the country. She says he’d be surprised. Last year, Oscar forced her to go on a hike. She apologizes, saying she shouldn’t have mentioned it. Cameron says she still likes him, doesn’t she?

Jason tells Sam that Scout is asleep. She’s jealous, and he says she can nap, but she’s not missing the parade. She says she took some medicine, and will feel better in no time. Danny goes to the kitchen, and Sam tells Jason that she knows she says she doesn’t need to be rescued, but sometimes it’s nice to be. He hands her tissues. She thanks him, and he says, anytime.

Josslyn says of course she still likes Oscar. They dated for over a year. Feelings don’t go away. He ended it, it hurt, and she did stupid stuff because of it. She’s done with that. She’s feeling good again, and Cameron is one of the main reasons. He asks if she meant that, or is she just trying get over Oscar. If there was no Oscar, would she be into him? She doesn’t know. There was. He helped her through it, but she’d be lying if she said fake kisses don’t feel nice. If he wants, they can try it for real, and see where it goes. He shakes his head, and says she wouldn’t be saying this if she knew. She says, knew what? and he tells her, Oscar’s sick.

Alexis tells Oscar that she’d like to think if she was in his mother’s extremely difficult position, she’d have the courage not impose, but he has to understand that parents, no matter what age their child is, still look at them as their baby, their responsibility and heart. What she knows for sure, is she’d fight to the death to make sure they had every moment on earth due them and more. She knows it’s not what he wanted to hear, but she’s not his parent; she’s his lawyer. Her goal is to make sure he has what he wants, and she’ll move heaven and earth to make it happen. She’s going home, and going to hug her daughters extra tight tonight, and be grateful for every second she has with them. She kisses his forehead, and tells him, happy Thanksgiving.

Sonny thanks them for the address, and says he’ll send all the food they need. Kristina thinks they’re all set, but Daisy says they can use more. She says Sonny is generous, and he says, that’s what today is all about. He leaves, and Kristina says, sorry. She’s not used to accepting handouts. Daisy says she’s getting there, or she wouldn’t have quoted chapter six verbatim. She’s a good student.

On his way out, Sonny tells Laura that she has his vote. She wishes everyone had his good sense. She says a check from Ava came across her desk. He thinks maybe she should return it, and she says that’s her intention.

Ava says Nina is preaching to her, when she ripped Ava’s child out of her womb. Nina says she had a psychotic break. What’s Ava’s excuse? You don’t see her cruising the maternity ward looking for kids. She calls Ava soulless, and they go at each other. Not-Doc steps between them. Nina asks if Ava wants what’s coming to her, but not-Doc says she just made it serious. Nina says she’ll let the cops take from there, and hopes Ava chokes on her turkey. She storms out. Ava says she’s a lunatic; tossing accusations at her after what Nina did to her. Not-Doc says he’s there now, and won’t let anything happen to her.

Jason comes back downstairs, and finds Sam asleep on the couch. He looks at the medication she took.

Spencer comes to Charlie’s. Laura thought he was at the parade, but he says the seats weren’t close enough, so he left. Sonny says he has passes, and asks if Spencer wants to come. Laura thought he was going to be her date for the wedding. Sonny asks where Doc is, but she says he can’t make it. Sonny tells Spencer to show the cops a good time, and Spencer asks if they think the FBI will be there. Sonny says Jordan used to be with the DEA, and you know how they are. Spencer thinks Laura should go without him. He might cramp her style.

Valentin asks if Sasha knows what drug she was given. She says no, but she was knocked out, and she’s still woozy. He says he’s sorry. She’s had to deal with way more than he thought she would, and deserves more compensation. She says she’s fine, and he says she might not be if she’s sticking around. She says she’s leaving, and he says he can’t make her stay, but urges her to reconsider. if anything else happens, he’ll buy her the next ticket home; no questions asked. She looks at the check, and says in some ways it’s sad. Nina will never know how much he loves her, and the lengths he’d go to make her happy. It’s a huge romantic gesture, in a twisted way. He says twisted is kind of his thing. Nina sees them.

Ava tells not-Doc that she’s got to get out. She’s going to Montenegro to start; then underground. Not-Doc asks if they have any evidence. When she says no, he says, of course not. She’s too smart to be traced that easy. This is her home. Don’t let them run her out of it. People will miss her. She laughs, and says Julian is absorbed in his new life, and Kiki will throw a party. The whole town can come. There’s nothing for her there. She has no one. Not-Doc says she has him.

Oscar runs into Charlie’s, apologizing for being late. Kristina says, yeah, thirty seconds. She goes to get her stuff, and Daisy asks if he has another headache. He says he tried the breathing thing, and she asks if he’s been reading. He hasn’t had the time, but she tells him not to abandon the teaching. If you think it, it can be. Thinking hard about a million dollars right now.

Josslyn asks what Cameron means by sick; with what? He thinks she should talk to Oscar, but it’s bad. She says, how bad? and he asks if she remembers when Oscar went to the hospital with low blood sugar. It wasn’t low blood sugar. She asks how he’s long known, and he says for a while. His mom was acting weird – it’s a long story – and he figured it out. Josslyn asks if Oscar admitted it, and he says, yes. Josslyn says so that’s why he broke up with her. It’s the reason for everything, and he knew. She asked him over and over. She could tell something was going on, but all he did was sidestep and make excuses for Oscar. What about her? Why didn’t he try harder? He said she shouldn’t try to get back with Oscar, and now he’s going through this terrible thing and she’s not there. Cameron says he didn’t know what to do. Oscar was freaking out, and ordered him not to say anything. He doesn’t want to not honor a dying man’s wish, or lie to her. Which is worse? What was he supposed to do? Josslyn says, trust her with the truth, and let her figure out a way to deal with it. She goes upstairs, and he picks up the still-wrapped gift.

Kristina is ready to go. Daisy asks if they’ll see Oscar at the house dinner, and he says, maybe. Outside, Kristina thanks Daisy for something positive today. Daisy asks if her Thanksgivings are usually negative. Kristina says she eyeballs Sam while they compliment an inedible turkey. Daisy would love to know her whole family.

Alexis asks Danny how the parade was, and he says, awesome. He asks if she wants to go up to the roof and see, but she says they promised grandma they’d be there. She asks where mommy is ,and he says, upstairs in bed with daddy.

Jason tells Sam that she took the wrong medication, and knocked herself out. He tells her to get some sleep. Alexis is there to pick up the kids. She asks him to stay with her. He gets in the bed, and spoons her.

Sonny comes home, and sees Cameron there. He asks if he’s seen Josslyn, and Cameron says she left. He asks if Sonny can do him a favor, and give this to her. He hands Sonny the gift, and jets. Spencer is there, and tells Sonny, don’t look at him. Cameron has always been a mess.

Oscar hears Charlie’s door open, and says, sorry, they’re closed. It’s Josslyn.

Sonny tells Spencer that Avery will be down soon. She could get used to having her big cousin around. Spencer says don’t get his hopes up. The more he thinks about it, the more he’s convinced his place is in school in France.

Nina tells Valentin that she brought the dress Charlotte wants to wear today. She asks, what’s going on? and Valentin says he was giving Sasha some cash to buy Charlotte something nice in New York. Nina says she’s not going; she should be recuperating. Sasha says she’s worried and angry with Ava – Valentin says, and rightly so – but she’s more worried about Nina confronting Ava. Nina says she already confronted Ava, but Doc showed up before she slapped Ava into next week. She’s going to let the cops deal with Ava. There’s nothing and no one who can save her from what she did.

Ava asks how does she have not-Doc? He says he can’t be her psychiatrist, but they can have a different kind of relationship. One not bound by professional mores. They’re kindred spirits, and know each other in a way no one else ever could. She says he’s been more like a friend than a therapist. He tells her that she’s been more like a goddess to him than a friend. He kisses her, and Laura sees.

On Monday, the wedding and Thanksgiving, Nina needs to talk to Curtis, Josslyn tells Oscar to stop lying, and Laura doesn’t accept blood money. Tomorrow, a rerun of the November 27, 2000 episode.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Cary thinks LeeAnne’s delivery has changed for the better, and thinks LeeAnne is working on her behavior. Brandi says LeeAnne is talking behind her back; the same as before. Kameron thinks she’s not being fair. Brandi asks how it’s not fair, when LeeAnne is talking behind her back. Kameron says she doesn’t do that. Brandi asks, what about Mama Dee? Brandi despises LeeAnne. She hasn’t done anything to Kameron, so Kameron always has her back. She’s walking on eggshells. LeeAnne asks if Brandi thinks Stephanie is lying to her. Brandi says she thinks they’re all fake bitches. In her interview, Brandi knows LeeAnne hasn’t changed. She doesn’t understand how everyone can forgive and move on. LeeAnne has talked about people’s marriages and their finances. She even said that she and Bryan are adopting a baby to save their marriage. We flash back to that, a clip Brandi has apparently never seen because LeeAnne clearly says, how would you feel if I said… in making a comparison to what Brandi was saying about her. Brandi says, now she’s an alcoholic? It’s bullsh*t. Brandi leaves the table. LeeAnne holds back tears.

Stephanie follows her. D’Andra feels stuck in the middle again, and Stephanie says, so is she. In her interview, Stephanie says Brandi is her friend too, and no matter what, she can’t win. LeeAnne tells Stephanie that she would never put her in the middle; it’s not worth it. She’d rather suffer the loss of the friendship than see that happen. Stephan wants to have Brandi’s back, but LeeAnne says she has nothing to prove. They’ve seen what a good friend she is. Stephanie gets why Brandi doesn’t feel supported. In her interview, Stephanie says they are kind of all fake bitches. She’s not being a friend to LeeAnne by not saying anything, making LeeAnne think what she’s doing is okay. Stephanie says LeeAnne has been calm, but one thing she needs to work on is not digging deep. She gives low blows, and says things that can’t be taken back. LeeAnne admits that when she’s hurting, she likes to hit them and watch them crawl away.

D’Andra calls Brandi, who’s at a bar down the street. D’Andra says she’ll meet her, and Brandi texts her the address. LeeAnne doesn’t want Brandi’s feelings to drag her and Stephanie back, but Stephanie says she’s her own person. In Cary’s interview, she says she expected someone to pitch a fit at dinner. She hopes nothing ever happens to her while they’re at dinner. She’ll be lying on the floor, and they’ll be fighting. LeeAnne asks what hope is left for her and D’Andra? She walked out the door – choice made. In her interview, Kameron feels badly. They’re all running away, but she has a bowl of ice cream in front of her and hasn’t eaten all week.

Stephanie meets Brandi and D’Andra, saying she left her phone at the hotel. In Brandi’s interview, she says she’s glad they came, but feels betrayed. It’s easier to be friends with LeeAnne than have her back. Brandi thinks if they could feel what it’s like to be in her shoes, everybody would feel the hurt and anger she does. She thinks they should have supported her more. In her interview, Stephanie knows why Brandi is upset about the video, but she should have had a stronger opinion about LeeAnne calling her best friend an alcoholic. Stephanie says she warned LeeAnne about low blows, and saying things she can’t take back. D’Andra says sometimes she feels like she’s being split as a friend, and there’s no way it can be 50/50 with both of them. Brandi tells Stephanie not to feel stuck in the middle

Cary is taking Zuri to Tivoli tomorrow. She can’t be happier to send the women home, and spend time with Mark and Zuri.

Back in the US, D’Andra says she leaves town, and everything falls apart. Stephanie’s plants are slowly dying.

Leeanne goes to KB Studios, where she meets with the team for the fashion show. The show basically to launch her Infinity Dress that can be worn 175 ways. They discuss logistics. LeeAnne wants it intimate. She says it went from a vision in her head, to samples, to a stop motion video, to the fashion show. She’s invited everyone who can give her an opinion on whether it’s a viable product. She says, it takes a village, and thanks everyone.

Kameron says she didn’t eat enough in Copenhagen. She likes American food, and she was starving. She visits Cary, after stopping for a milkshake. Cary tells Kameron that she made a light lunch, and Kameron thanks Cary for feeding her. They toast to being back. In her interview, Cary says she stayed an extra day. It was fantastic; a life-changing trip.  Kameron can’t get over D’Andra and LeeAnne. She’s never been yelled at like that. D’Andra is scary. Cary asks if Kameron feels better since they talked, and Kameron says D’Andra is on friend probation. She has to earn Kameron’s trust back. Cary asks what happened with Brandi, and Kameron says, the last night in Copenhagen, LeeAnne lost her phone. She gave up looking for it, and was about to go to sleep. Brandi found the phone in a cushion, and brought it to the room. LeeAnne was like, uh-huh, and thinks Brandi went through the phone to make sure the video was gone. Cary says she loves Brandi, but doesn’t think she would know how to get into LeeAnne’s phone. Kameron doesn’t think it was intentional. Neither does Cary, but I do.

Stephanie walks with Brandi and Bruin in a stroller. Brandi tells her that LeeAnne thinks she stole her phone. In Brandi’s interview, she says LeeAnne’s phone was at the bar. When she knocked at the door, LeeAnne didn’t even make eye contact. She tells Stephanie, if she was going to do something, she would have flushed it down the toilet, or shattered it.

Kameron tells Cary that LeeAnne told Brandi, she cloned Brandi’s phone. Cary asks if Kameron thinks LeeAnne knows how to clone a phone, and in her interview, she says, it’s like CSI on crack.

Stephanie asks Brandi if she thinks LeeAnne knows how to clone a phone. She can’t imagine that LeeAnne would do that, but she’s tired of constant threats. In her interview, Stephanie says she thinks LeeAnne is trying to get even with Brandi and freaked her out. Now they’re fighting about a phone. Brandi says LeeAnne is the most vindictive person she’s ever met.

Kameron tells Cary that she’s going to LeeAnne’s fashion show. Cary wants to talk to her, and ask if cloning a phone is real.

Cary, Mark, and Zuri are living in her parents’ house, and as projected, the remodel took longer. The house isn’t livable yet, and probably not for another month. Her parents are coming for a visit from Palm Springs. They’re staying at a hotel because it’s too weird. Ann and Chris arrive. Ann says she’s sure Zuri must have stories to tell, and Zuri says, mommy went swimming naked. In her interview, Cary says, kids are so honest. Mark shows Chris pictures of Zuri in Copenhagen. Cary says she took the trip to honor Chris, their legacy and heritage. She wants him to know how much she loves and respects him. In Cary’s interview, she says that she and her father are alike in burying their emotions deep inside. They have a hard exterior shell to keep from feeling vulnerable. Chris says it made him happy. It’s the beginning of a new relationships. Cary gets choked up. In her interview, she says she and her father have always struggled with common ground. This is something they can share and bond over.

Kameron says, it’s great to be back. She loves not dealing with drama in the morning. She just has spilled milk and cereal drama. Court asks for the latest on Sparkle Dog, and Kameron says she has eighty emails. A national distribution agent was interested – we flash back to that – but now she’s mortified and embarrassed. He won’t think she’s professional if she didn’t respond quickly. She doesn’t want to give up Sparkle, but she has guilt trips about the children. Court says she can’t work full time at both things. She’s going to miss stuff. He wants her to chase her dreams, but he wants her at home. She says she hasn’t figured out the balance thing, but she thinks she’s going to find a business partner. One with more experience in the industry. Court thinks it’s a good idea. She has to be CEO of the house before she’s CEO of Sparkle. In Kameron’s interview, she said she’d been thinking about it, and it’s good to have priorities, but she can make Sparkle her second priority. She says she wants to focus on the children, especially since he says he doesn’t want another one. He says if the Sparkle sales do well, and she spends less on tacky pillows, maybe they can talk about a third kid. Kameron says she’ll have to sell lots of Sparkle.

Everything is set up for the show. LeeAnne is grateful, and loves her friend Steve (the event designer). That’s why he’s doing her wedding.

Cary joins D’Andra in her makeup room. They’re both still tired. Cary asks if D’Andra is nervous. Has she talked to LeeAnne. D’Andra says they haven’t spoken. Cary has chains put in her hair. They call Brandi. Cary tells her that they’re getting ready for the fashion show, and Brandi says she wasn’t invited. She’s making her kids feel special tonight. Brooklyn was mad, and destroyed her closet. She also took Brandi’s phone to school. D’Andra says, like mother, like daughter. She asks Brandi, what happened with cellphone clonegate? and Brandi says LeeAnne was crossing line in threatening her. She should have left LeeAnne’s phone in the bar. D’Andra says LeeAnne asked Rich to clone Brandi’s phone.

LeeAnne directs the name tags for the chairs. She says, drama queens all in a row. Flowers arrive from Stephanie, who’s sorry she can’t be there. LeeAnne thinks it’s the sweetest thing ever, and calls her. Stephanie is sorry, and would be there if it wasn’t Travis’s birthday. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she wanted to support LeeAnne, but didn’t want be in the middle of the phone situation, She dodged a bullet.

Cary tells D’Andra that she’s on friend probation with Kameron. In D’Andra’s interview, she says Kameron made a joke about it, and now she’s dangling it in her face. An adult doesn’t put someone on friend probation. Rich people problems. D’Andra gets why Kameron was hurt, but this is ridiculous. In her interview, Cary thinks D’Andra should STFU about it. Is friend probation a thing? She thought it was a joke. She tells D’Andra that you have to eat crow sometimes. D’Andra thought she already did.

Leeanne thanks her team, and says she believes in all of them; they’re amazing. In her interview, she says the dress is a hugely important potential money earner for the rest of her life. Honestly, I’d be surprised if it didn’t do well. The girls arrive, LeeAnne tells Cary that she nailed it with the chains. Kameron loves the set up; it’s like New York Fashion Week. D’Andra has no idea what to expect. It will either be a hot mess, a train wreck, or amazing. LeeAnne says Rick is out of town. D’Andra isn’t saying anything. Cary is surprised D’Andra knows nothing about the dress, since she and LeeAnne are supposed to be best friends.

Steve welcomes everyone to the launch of the ultimate little black dress, and introduces LeeAnne. She says it’s an idea she had fifteen years ago, and tells the audience, 175 ways, one dress. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says the best case scenario is everyone thinks the dress is amazing. The worst case, they leave without saying goodbye. Cary says she’s more simplistic in style; she’s not a fruff – whatever that means. D’Andra thinks the attachments are an interesting choice, and if you don’t have a huge budget, it could be the answer to that. Kameron thinks it’s genius, and the dress is going down in fashion history. I agree; it’s amazing. In Cary’s interview, she says she’d rather buy 175 dresses, but she’s proud of LeeAnne. LeeAnne is introduced again as the diva of Dallas, and the queen bee. We flash back to the question of who is queen of the group. LeeAnne comes out in the basic dress in white, wearing a veil and carrying a bouquet. In her interview, she says, D’Andra claimed she’d never be in white walking down the aisle. Here you go, bitch! She’s in white, and walking down the aisle. D’Andra says it’s a jab directed at her. Both the comment and walk. She’d thought they were trying to patch things up.

Mom Jana calls Brandi. Brandi tells her to be careful what she texts or emails. LeeAnne hacked her phone, and has all of her private information. Jana thought that was illegal. In her interview, Brandi says she was relieved that her mom thinks it’s bullsh*t, but LeeAnne is officially a complete liar. She tells Bruin that grandma is opinionated, but they love her.

LeeAnne thinks it was a fabulous launch, and they did amazing. People totally got it. She and her team toast. LeeAnne mingles. A woman tells her the fabric is the bomb. Kameron asks where Brandi and Stephanie are. Cary explains that it’s Travis’s birthday, and Brandi is with her kids. D’Andra says Brandi wasn’t invited. Kameron says she’s still upset about the phone thing, and asks if they think LeeAnne really cloned the phone. D’Andra says, they can do that?

LeeAnne joins them. D’Andra is glad she made it. Come hell or high water, even if LeeAnne wasn’t talking to her, she’d still be there. LeeAnne says if they weren’t talking, she wouldn’t have invited D’Andra. In D’Andra’s interview, she says, that’s rude. She’s made every effort to mend the friendship, and LeeAnne is jabbing at her. LeeAnne says they’ve had a rough couple of months, and she wants it to get better. They’re like sisters. D’Andra says she could have opened LeeAnne’s phone with facial recognition. LeeAnne says she’s glad to have her phone back, and she didn’t clone Brandi’s phone; that was bullsh*t. D’Andra says, that’s not nice, and Cary says it was a joke. D’Andra says that minimizes what LeeAnne said. No one else thought it was a joke. It makes her sound insane. LeeAnne says, don’t steal her phone .She wonders why everyone focuses on what she does, instead of what that bitch does. She knows she’s supposed to be older and wiser, but how about mature Brandi up. It was her little punishment, like ice cream at the end of the day. Sorry. She deserves it. In her interview, LeeAnne says they refuse to see the mean girl side of Brandi. She’s gingerly sweet, with a side of bullsh*t that no one has seen. I dunno. I’ve seen it. And she stopped talking to Stephanie for months without even telling her why. Cary says she doesn’t think Brandi stole LeeAnne’s phone. Kameron thought she might have looked through it to see if the photos were gone. She sees both sides. In her interview, Cary says she gets that Kameron is a supportive friend, but she always agrees, and it looks like she’s playing both sides. D’Andra says LeeAnne is on a new path this year, and LeeAnne thinks she’s done well, except for that little lie. In her interview, D’Andra says LeeAnne isn’t changing. The reality is, she’s still the same person. If she’s going back to her old habits, she’s not changing. She might be banging on a bowl, but she’s still the same person.

Next time, the finale, Rich and LeeAnne look at the chapel, D’Andra wants her mother to be proud of her, Stephanie has a frat party to send Travis off, and Brandi gets in LeeAnne’s face.

🐮 The highlight of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was their trip to Oklahoma. Marge had been there before, and was apparently sh*tting her pants over the existence of coyotes. Melissa called Joe #2 via video chat to tell him that they woke up to a cow, and to show him the cow. No surprise, Teresa – who is still preparing for the fitness competition, so you can’t blame her for being cranky – got in a fight with Melissa. Teresa was glad to hear Joe #2 was hanging out with their poppa, but thought it was because Melissa wasn’t there, and he’d been choosing her over their dad. Melissa was ticked because she thought Teresa was tolerating her, instead of treating her like a real sister, and she didn’t think that was ever going to happen. She said she was never going to be what Teresa wanted, but regardless, they’re family, so they should try to make it work. They decided to enjoy the trip, but you know it’s not over. Speaking of sisterhood, Melissa thought she might have a long lost sister. Next week, more Oklahoma, and more fighting.

🍗 Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving…

A bountiful table and good company…

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Things to be thankful for…

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Memories to share…

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November 19, 2018 – Ava Sets Up Griff, a Femme Fatale Gathering, Aunt Viv, Aquaman & Some Stones

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Ava slips the sleep aid sample into Sasha’s soup when the tray is unattended. Room service delivers it, and Ava dashes to the door once they’re gone to keep it from closing.

Michael knows the board put Griff through the wringer, and thanks him for sticking it out. Griff says he loves his job and just wants to get back home.

At the hospital, Kiki sees Franco. She tells him classes are going well, she’s training for a half-marathon, and oh yeah, she has a long lost half-sister. He can’t fake surprise, since Nina already introduced them. She says she thought the universe gave her a sister to replace her mom, but karma had the last laugh. Sasha is more than she bargained for.

At Charlie’s, Sam tells Julian that she’s supposed to meet Kristina. Julian says he’ll make her a drink while she’s while waiting. She’s not too sure about that, and he says he serves customers all day, and nothing happens to them. She says they’re not related to him.

Curtis and Jordan have a meal at the MetroCourt. He says she looks radiant. She says tomorrow, she’s marrying her handsome, sexy, incredible fiancé. He says life could be better with one thing, and she tells him, tomorrow. Tonight, she’s getting spa treatments. He says she can’t look more beautiful.

Monica asks Oscar what he thought of the tour of the Quartermaine mansion. He says he had no idea how much the Quartermaines had done for Port Charles. He knew about Lila’s Kids, but not how much they’d done for Charles Street, GH, the botanical gardens. She says he’s one of them, and part of the legacy. She’s shown him how the family has shaped the community, and wonders how he will contribute to the world before he closes the door so easily.

Kim tells Drew when they meet with Diane, they need to be clear on their expectations, and she needs to explain in detail what they need to do to prepare. Drew says they need to know how to prepare themselves for the outcome. Kim says it’s going to be difficult. They won’t have a lot of time to get Oscar ready for the medical trial. Drew says, no. He meant prepare for the other outcome. If Oscar wins, they need to prepare on how to honor his wishes. Kim says he means how to let their son die on his own terms.

Ava peeks into Sasha’s room, and calls her name. There’s no answer, so Ava goes inside, and sees Sasha sleeping on the bed. She says, sweet dreams, princess. She arranges some of Sasha’s underwear on the bed, and pours champagne in to two glasses, putting Sasha’s lips on one. She picks up Sasha’s phone, and texts Griff, saying, sorry about the miscommunication and asking Griff to meet her in her room. She texts that Kiki is on her way too.

Mike insists he’s treating Stella to pie at Kelly’s. She says he treated last time, so she is or she’s going home. Michael comes in, and Mike asks if Michael is there for pie; he’s treating. Mike sees Griff, and thinks he knows him. Stella says he was Mike’s doctor at one time, and Griff says he’s been away a while. Mike tells him to come back already. Griff gets the text, and says he has somewhere to be. Michael has to leave too, and asks for a pie raincheck. When they’re gone, Mike tells Stella, more for them.

Franco asks Kiki, what’s the catch? She says she and Sasha went from zero to besties in a couple of days. They might share the same father, but they don’t share the same ideas and rules, as in boundaries. She’s getting weird vibes from Sasha and Griff. Franco asks who’s coming on to who? and Kiki says Sasha is a little too comfortable. Kiki tried to clear the air, and suggested they get know each other more, and grow their relationship out of the apartment. Franco says Kiki is remarkably adult, but she wonders if she’s inherited her mother’s crazy paranoia; it’s not a good look. She hopes they can be family in a healthy way, but she’s at a disadvantage since she’s only known dysfunctional. Franco says he’ll share the secret. It’s love and trust.

Jordan asks if Curtis has heard from Stella, and he says, nothing. Jordan says she’s changed her mind, and he can stay with her tonight, but he says, no way. Whatever his beautiful bride wants, his beautiful bride gets, traditions and all. She tells him to just be at the church before her, on time. She can’t do it without him. They kiss.

Julian says he heard Sam is Wiley’s godmother. Even though it’s only been a few months, it seems like Wiley has always been there, and soon enough, he will be. He tells her not to worry. He understands that he forfeited being part of Wiley’s life, so that Lucas and Brad could have their son free and clear. Sam asks if he’s going to respect the boundaries. He says if photos and secondhand stories are the only way to share in Wiley’s life, so be it.

Drew tells Kim that they have to face it. If Oscar is emancipated, he can do what wants; they can’t stop him. Kim says she accepted him quitting school, getting a job, moving out, and even hiring a lawyer; but she’ll never accept his decision to throw his life away. He’s her child, and anything she can do to save his life, she’ll do it. She doesn’t care what the court says. Drew says if Oscar wins, and refuses treatment, it’s out of their hands. She says he may be willing to give up, but she isn’t.

Jordan says, for her groom, and gives Curtis a pair of cufflinks. He likes the way she thinks, and gives her a velvet box, for his bride. It contains a bracelet with heart charm. She likes way he thinks too. He says he wants to fill the bracelet with a lifetime of happiness and love.

Kiki tells Franco that, thanks to Elizabeth, he’s come a long way from art’s bad boy. Franco says Kiki started it. She welcomed him into her life, and tamed the lone wolf. Kiki says she saw beyond what he was putting out there. Elizabeth said he was a good guy, and helped him trust it. He should never doubt himself again. The boys are lucky have him in their lives.

Julian says if Sam lets him back in her life, it will be on her terms. She looks at her phone, and says Kristina blew her off for her new friend Daisy. He tells Sam, nice talking to her, and she says, thanks for the drink.

Oscar tells Monica that he liked library. He loves to read, but the headaches prevent it. She tells him there’s a large selection of audiobooks. He wishes he’d met his grandfather and Lila. Monica says they’d be proud of him, and he says they’d think he was a quitter. She asks what he’s done that would make them think that.

Drew asks Kim if she’s planning on ignoring it if the court rules in Oscar’s favor. She asks why he’s shocked. It’s ridiculous to think he has the ability to make his own medical decisions. He’s feeling well enough now, but has no idea what’s to come. What happens when he can’t see any more, and he’s losing his balance. What will they do then? What if he wants treatment, and they’re sorry they took a sixteen-year-old at his word? It will be too late. Is he willing to live with that? She isn’t, and she’s not letting it happen. He asks what she means. She says if they lose the case, she wants to take Oscar out of the country, and force him to have treatment. It’s on them as parents, and the only hope he has. They have to save him.

Griff knocks on Sasha’s door. It opens, and he calls both Sasha and Kiki’s names. He goes in, and sees Sasha sleeping. He asks if she’s okay. Ava comes up behind him and whacks him over the head with the champagne bottle.

Kiki sees Michael, and says she knows the meeting about Griff is confidential, but can he give her any information? He say he spoke on Griff’s behalf, and several other colleagues made statements. She thanks him, but he says it’s not his call. She says she has a good feeling about it. He asks if med school agrees with her, and she says it’s hard work, but she love feeling like she has a purpose, and she’s doing something worthwhile. Remember what a wreck her life was? She’s come s long way. He says she deserves happiness, and knows Morgan would want that for her.

Stella asks Mike if Yvonne likes pie. He doesn’t know, but knows she likes to dance. When it’s music time, she’s the first on the floor. He joins her, since she can’t dance alone. He asks if Stella is jealous, and she says, maybe a little, but she’s glad he’s having fun. A man approaches the table, and asks, Stella Henry? She says, Marcus?

Oscar tells Monica that he’s not a human Guinea pig, so everyone thinks he’s giving up. Monica asks if he would have chosen differently, had he known all along. He doesn’t know. He guesses they’ll never know. Monica asks if he’d like to know what he’s up against. It’s not her specialty, but she read his file, and thinks she could answer any questions. Oscar asks what the brain tumor is going to do to him next.

Kim says a doctor in Brazil has come up with new treatments in amino therapy. They could be there in hours using the Quartermaine jet. Drew says Oscar’s not a little boy anymore. Even if they could get him on the plane, are they going to strap him down and force treatment on him? She says he’ll realize they’re doing it to help him, and he’ll see it’s the best option and accept treatment. Drew says they don’t know the doctor. They’re going to drag Oscar there, and force him into treatment. What if it’s not safe? What if it doesn’t work, or makes him worse? Kim says, that’s not going to happen. He asks if she understands that she’s taking away time she could have with him, and she says what they need is more time – by any means necessary. He says, by forcing Oscar to go to a foreign country for a treatment that may or may not work; if it doesn’t, he won’t be able to live with himself. He’ll be damned if he’ll betray Oscar, and make him be a hostage for what could be his last days of life. Kim says she won’t forgive herself if he dies and he could have been saved by forcing him into treatment.

Ava has apparently taken Griff’s clothes off, and put him in bed with Sasha. And she didn’t even break a sweat. She touches his face, and deletes Sasha from her phone. She sips champagne, and says, to true love.

Back at the hospital, Ava asks Franco if he’s seen Kiki. He says she’s around somewhere, and he can page her, but Ava asks, what would be point? He said she’d regret cutting Kiki out of her life. Now, when Kiki needs her most, and she wants to protect her, she doesn’t know if it’s possible. Franco asks what happened, and she says she saw Griff with another woman. It’s going to break Kiki’s heart.

Kiki appreciates Michael’s support. She regrets breaking up with Morgan, and feels guilty. She loved him. Michael says she deserves every happiness now. It’s been hard fought and won. She should enjoy it. She says she’ll listen if he takes his own advice. He deserves happiness too; to heal, move on, and find something good. He says he’s trying.

Marcus can’t believe it. He hugs Stella. She doesn’t know what say, and he says her being at a loss for words is impossible. She introduces Mike, who says he was sensing they knew each other. Stella says they go way back. Mike asks Marcus to join them. He must have a lot of stories. Mike bets Stella was a firecracker. Marcus says, she was something. Stella had no idea he was in Port Charles. He says his wife is being treated there, and he wanted be as close as possible. She says his wife must be thankful to have him there.

Oscar asks Monica if his headaches will get worse. Monica says they will, but can be managed short term with steroids. He’ll have increased periods of drowsiness. He tells her that his left side is weak. She says it will affect his strength and coordination. Usually more on one side than the other. Oscar asks what’s next, and she says they can’t perfectly predict the order of symptoms, or how they’re presented.

Sam sees Drew sitting on a bench outside Kelly’s, and asks if he’s all right. He’s not, and she asks if it’s Oscar. Did something happen? He says, not yet. It would be great if they could give Oscar more time, so Scout doesn’t lose her brother, and he doesn’t lose his son.

Kim storms into Charlie’s. Julian asks if everything is okay. She asks if he remembers telling her how he distanced himself from his illegal connections. She needs him call everyone he knows. She needs papers and fake passports. He asks, what’s going on? and she says she needs help to kidnap Oscar. It might be the only way to save him.

Franco asks Ava, what happened? She says she saw Griff with Sasha, having an intimate moment at the fundraiser, and again at the MetroCourt. Franco says, it sounds like a one-way street. Ava thought she was imagining things until she saw them go into Sasha’s room. No matter how angry she is, Kiki doesn’t deserve to be devastated like she was. She realizes Kiki won’t listen to her, and doesn’t know how to reach her. Franco says he’ll talk to her. She might not listen or believe him. Ava knows Griff is a liar, and he’ll just deny it. She thinks the best thing is for Kiki to see for herself. As much as it will hurt, the kindest thing is to strip her of her illusions. They’re probably in bed this minute. Franco says he knows what to do, and asks for the room number. He says their little girl needs protection, and he’s going to give it to her.

Marcus says he expected to see Stella again someday, but on the news because she holds a public office. She says she’s scaled back on her ambitions. Mike says she’s being modest. She’s saving the world one social service client at a time. He’s living proof. She says Sonny and Carly are probably looking for him. Mike says he’s going to get some cookies for Avery, and pay the bill. She’ll be able to see him at all times. Marcus says being a social worker suits her. He asks if she got married. Did someone sweep her off her feet? She says she never found the right man.

Jordan tells Curtis she hates to break this up, but she has pampering to attend to. There’s no bachelorette party, just spa treatments. When they walk into this room this time tomorrow, they’ll be side by side for the rest of their lives. They kiss in the elevator.

Sam shows Drew pictures Scout, and tells him about her new favorite spot under the kitchen sink, and how she likes to bang on pots. Like this is an unheard of activity for a child. He thanks her, saying he needed to see his daughter. She looks happy and healthy. He feels like there’s something wrong with him. He sees one kid doing fine, and feels like guilty for betraying the other one who’s not. Sam says it’s not betrayal because he’s glad one kid is okay. Oscar knows Drew would do anything to see him well. Drew says, would he?

Julian asks if Oscar’s hearing isn’t coming up, but Kim doesn’t give a damn. There’s a doctor in Brazil who’s running a similar trial, and agreed accept Oscar into it. Julian asks if it’s on the up and up. Kim says Drew won’t help force Oscar to go. Julian says, it’s a big step, dragging him to another country for treatment he doesn’t want. She says she’s a mother trying to save her child. Can he help her? Will he please help her?

Franco tells Kiki that he needs to talk to her. He doesn’t want to be the one to tell her, but Griff is with Sasha in her room. Kiki says he wouldn’t do that. Franco says someone who loves her saw them. She asks what room? He gives her the number, and says he’s going with her, but she says she’s doing this herself/ She jets before he can stop her. Ava watches.

Marcus is pleased to see Stella after all these years. She says the older she gets, the more she realizes what a small world it is. Michael comes in, saying he got Mike’s message that he needs a ride. Mike tells Marcus that he trusts he’s leaving Stella in good hands, Marcus says he is. Mike tells Stella that he’ll see her later, and leaves with Michael. Stella tells Marcus that he means well, but she’s perfectly capable of finding her way home. Marcus was hoping she’d stay and have coffee with him, so they can catch up.

Curtis suggests he and Jordan practice their honeymoon. That’s a no, but she kisses him. He says he’s going while he still can. She goes into her room, and is met with a bunch of confetti.

Oscar thanks Monica for answering his questions and q not telling him what do. She says as long as he knows what he’s asking of himself and those who love him, she’ll stand by him, no matter what his choice.

Kim says Julian knows people who can get them out. Julian says Oscar has made his wishes known, but Kim says, when he lives, Oscar will forgive him. But if he doesn’t forgive either of them, she’ll hold him in her heart forever for saving Oscar. Julian agrees to help.

Ava asks Franco if he found Kiki. He says he did, and she asks how Kiki took it. He tells her it wasn’t pretty. He didn’t like being the one who hurt her. Ava says he’s not; Griff did. When she sees what a faithless bastard he is, she’ll know he was acting in her best interest.

Griff and Sasha lie sleeping. The door to the room is cracked open.

Tomorrow, Marcus regrets the time he wasted, Curtis says they’re trapped for the night, and Laura wants not-Doc to answer questions.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Emily talks to sister-in-law Shireen about her upcoming party. She tells Shireen she’s ordered props for the photo booth, and wants a flower wall. She’s thinking about celebrating Mother’s Day with the party.

Gina tells mom Susan that she can come to the party, but it’s a femme fatale theme. Susan isn’t too keen on that, so as a consolation prize, Gina asks if she’ll watch the kids.

Vicki asks Steve if anyone will think she’s had tweaking. Steve says, no; she’s smoothed out. Vicki says it’s like tire change, then tells him to erase what she just said.

Shannon tests new food on her daughters. She’s never built her own business, and to start something that she’s created at her age if a real confidence booster. It will also create financial independence, and she won’t have to depend on and ex-husband. The turkey burger is a success. Sophie says she wants to go on birth control for acne and cramps. Shannon says it’s too early for that; is she out of her mind? In her interview, Shannon says she’s not ready to talk about birth control pills. Sophie says all her friends are on it, and Shannon says, good for them. That argument never works, so I don’t know why kids still use it.

Emily, Tamra, and Kelly go to a store called Wicked Chamber. Emily tells owner Bright about her femme fatale party. Tamra wants to look like a ho, and Bright says they can do that. In Emily’s interview, she says, inside every woman is a femme fatale who wants to come out. Tamra sees a whole lot of stripper there, and Kelly says a whole lot of ho. In her interview, Kelly tells us that she frequents the store. Tamra whacks Kelly’s butt with a whip. Emily says her mom is coming, and hasn’t been to California in five years; she’s never met the boys. In her interview, Emily says her mom went into dark depression, and hasn’t left the house in over a year. We flash back to her saying that she wants mom like Gina’s. She says she’s not keeping her mom from the children; she’s isolating herself away from everyone.

Gina calls. She’s having FOMO, and wants talk to Tamra. She says they haven’t talked since her birthday, but she’ll be at her casita tomorrow. She asks Tamra to stop by for a chat. In Tamra’s interview, she says she’s not just mad; she’s hurt. She didn’t think Gina was the kind of person to run to Shannon and talk crap. She wants work things out, but also wants to understand why Gina did that. She asks Emily to pick out a whip for her.

Tamra visits Gina. Tamra says the place is cozy; that’s probably OC for small. She feels badly that she missed Gina’s party, but Gina says it’s not a huge deal, but it was the first birthday dinner in eleven years that she didn’t celebrate with her husband. Tamra feels that she opened up about Shannon, and had never done that with anyone else. Now Shannon is saying Gina told her that everyone is saying she’s mental. We flash back to Gina telling Shannon that they were concerned about her mental health. Gina says that’s a blatant lie. She doesn’t know Shannon as a liar, but her truth is a little skewed. In her interview, Tamra says Shannon gets riled up and exaggerates, but she’s not a liar – she hopes. Gina says if she wanted to screw their friendship, she’d tell Shannon how Tamra said she can’t complain she’s fat for years and do nothing about it, or saying she’s not pulling her weight as a friend. She didn’t repeat those things, and isn’t trying to cause a problem. Tamra understands, and she’s glad they talked. Gina asks if they’re good, and Tamra totally believes they are. In her interview, Gina says she thinks it’s better for a friendship if you admit the stupid sh*t you did and move on. What Shannon tried, backfired.

Emily picks mom Carolyn up at the airport. In Emily’s interview, she says Carolyn just spent two weeks in therapy, and is a different person. She’s on a high, but there’s always the possibility of a low again. Annabelle shows her grandmother a picture she drew of them, and Carolyn says she’s keeping it forever. In her interview, Emily is concerned that if her expectations are too high, she’ll get hurt. Carolyn says she saw the boys when they were born, but not since then. She says she was there when Annabelle was born too. They get to the house, and Emily says they haven’t seen each other for a year. Carolyn says it doesn’t seem that long, and it’s hard to realize she lost a year out of her life. She wants to make up for it. In Emily’s interview, she says you have higher expectations when comes to your family, but when her mother doesn’t meet them, she feels angry, neglected, and upset. She doesn’t realize the progress that’s been made because she’s mad. She tells Carolyn that she’s setting up for the party. Carolyn thinks they’ll have a good time.

Emily gets in a corset. She says she can’t eat or breathe. Shane says looks good. If she turns blue, just apply more makeup.

Kelly has her glam squad making her up. Her date, Alex, is there, and she tells him, it takes a village. They’ve been friends for a while. In her interview, she says that Alex is thirty-five and a realtor. When she and Michael split, he called her, and she realized he’s young and hot. She asks if she looks like a hooker. He says she looks classy; high priced for sure.

Son Nicholas bugs Gina while she gets ready. She tells him that she’s going to party. He wonders if it’s at their house, but she tells him, no. In her interview, Gina says Nicholas definitely knows something is happening, and it’s not good. She’s scared and nervous, because he’s a sensitive child, and probably a ticking time bomb. Whatever Gina says, Alex answers, no. In Gina’s interview, she says how he handles the news depends on how it’s presented, and they need help with that. She’s bringing her outfit with her, because she’s embarrassed in front of her mom.

Tamra gets glammed up. She doesn’t know what hair to go with. Shannon brings out her leather jacket. She’s going to a Poison concert after the party, but Kelly thinks the jacket is too snug. In her interview, Shannon says she grew up in a privileged family, but she’s a rocker, and anything 80s rock, she’s all about it. Tamra thinks the jacket is fine, since she’s not zipping it anyway.

Tamra likes dressing the part. It’s like her sex party. We flash back to her in a lace bodysuit. She has a hang-up with the femme fatale thing; she thinks it sounds like a big orgy. Old ladies in leather get-ups with sagging boobs and whips… could be fun. She tells Shannon that Gina is sticking to guns. They talked, and Gina said she was coming from a place of concern. Shannon wonders what purpose there was in bringing it up if it wasn’t to upset her. Tamra says Kelly started it. Shannon says, of all people, since Kelly can snap. She says Emily is going to diagnose and put labels on her when she threatened someone’s life. Even people who are licensed have to spend a certain amount of time with someone before diagnosing them. It’s irresponsible and unethical to put a medical label on someone. It’s potentially damaging. In Tamra’s interview, she says Emily doesn’t know who she’s messing with. Shannon thinks Emily and Gina are both sh*t stirrers.

Emily says Pary has high expectations, and she doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. If her mother-in-law is unhappy with her, she could wake up in a condo driving a Jetta. Everyone starts to arrive. Gina gives Shane a hug. In her interview, she says her relationship with Shane isn’t perfect – we flash back to that – but she doesn’t have to be married to him, so it is what it is. She tells Emily about not being able to dress in front of her mom.

Tamra looks like a Bond girl. Shannon comes out in a black and white dress with a matching jacket. She says here comes the old lady in a grandma dress. I wouldn’t go that far, but femme fatale it ain’t. Shannon asks Eddie if he knows Gina and Emily, and says they’re not that nice to her.

Emily is directing people with Tamra’s whip. Gina thinks she has enough going on without one. She’s only worn her thigh-high boots in bedroom. Twice, to make two of the kids. Carolyn is introduced. In Emily’s interview, she says having her mom there feels like she has part of her back. She’s optimistic about rebuilding the future. It won’t happen overnight, but these are steps forward. The rest of the girls arrive, along with their dates. Vicki notices a girl in a champagne glass, and asks if they’re supposed to wave. Tamra’s mom welcomes Carolyn to the club.

Outside on the patio, Gina asks Shannon what’s up with the silence. Tamra says she told Shannon that she and Gina talked about the situation. She thought it would be better if they all talked; the stories didn’t add up. Shannon says she makes a lot of mistakes, but she’s not a liar. Gina felt like when she initially came to the house, she didn’t say particular things, but expressed concern. There had been a lot of talk in Jamaica about Shannon, but she didn’t say those things. Shannon says she blew up at the dinner party up after she had a few shots, but she’s completely sane. We flash back to Shannon being her stupid, screeching self in Jamaica. Shannon tells Gina what was said was very careless and irresponsible. Gina says Shannon’s friends were being concerned, not her. In her interview, Gina says she was just relaying what happened. Don’t kill the messenger.

Gina tells Shannon that she was concerned about what Shannon’s friends were saying and how Shannon is acting. Shannon says she thinks Gina is a pot stirrer. Gina told her that she said Emily was in an abusive marriage. Gina says that never came out of her mouth. We flash back to Emily saying it seems like a pattern in Shannon’s life. Gina tells Shannon she never said that; she must be mistaken. Shannon says Gina tried put her in the responsible area about Emily threatening to kill Kelly. Gina tells her all she said, is that she would have handled differently. Her advice would have been don’t’ do this In her interview, Tamra doesn’t know why she’s talking. Shannon is like her ex-husband. If he’s pissed about something from ten years ago, and she’s still hearing about it.

Vicki tells Steve’s parents that she proposed to their son a couple of times. His mom says he’ll come around when he’s ready, but Vicki says, maybe she won’t be. She says the day they decide, it will be one helluva country western wedding. They’ll be riding up on horses.

Gina tells Shannon that her friends were concerned, but if she’s fine, fine. She’s trying to be Shannon’s friend too. Tamra asks if her intentions were bad, and Gina asks if she’s displayed this pattern. In Gina’s interview, she says Tamra not defending her is upsetting. She has no reason believe Gina would damage her relationships with her friends, but she’s blinded by Shannon’s bullsh*t. She tells Shannon that she doesn’t wish anything bad against her, but she thinks they don’t get each other. Her name won’t come out of Gina’s mouth again. Tamra asks what can be done to make it better.

Vicki tells Susan that she’s done with surgery. The only thing she’s changing about her body is to work out more.

Kelly and Emily join the girls outside. Shannon says she drank a lot more at the dinner, and was more emotional than normal. She’s tired of them questioning her mental capacity. She’s been working hard on being non-reactive. It’s frustrating when she knows she’s making improvements, and she has people asking if she’s okay. My problem here with her, is that she’s acting like it’s the first time she’s gone over-the-top batsh*t crazy. Kelly says she doesn’t want Shannon to have a stroke. In her interview, Kelly says Shannon knows she’s going to be honest. She cares about Shannon, and isn’t there to hurt her, but she doesn’t have to make it hard. Shannon says they haven’t discussed Emily’s diagnosis, and Emily says she didn’t make one. Shannon says, Emily, not only once, but twice, threatened Kelly, and she’s concerned about her mental capacity? Emily says if she hurt Shannon’s feelings or upset her in any way, she takes ownership. It wasn’t her intention, and she apologizes. Shannon keeps talking over Emily, and Gina tries to say something, but Shannon says she and Emily are talking. Well, Shannon is talking. In Gina’s interview, she says Shannon can’t even see when people are trying to help her. Emily hopes they get to a place where they can move forward. In her interview, Shannon has no idea if it was a sincere apology. She just wants is to get to Brett Michaels.

Gina says Vicki got rid of her gobble wobble. Vicki doesn’t know what that is, but if she had one, she wishes someone would have sent her an email. Kelly wants a facelift, and Shannon says, there’s nothing to pull. Vicki asks if Shannon is still going to the concert, and Shannon realizes she has to be there in fifteen minutes. She leaves to change. Tamra says she thinks that went well, and gets silence. Gina shrugs. In her interview, Gina says, it went awesome. Said nobody ever. Tamra says, Shannon is just Shannon. She’s effing amazing. Hmm… not quite the word I would use. One of them anyway.

Kelly points out her date, and how gorgeous he is. Shannon comes out wearing a bandana, all dressed in black, and her leather jacket. She says sorry she has to go, but Emily gets it. She says Shannon looks sexy. In Kelly’s interview, she says Shannon’s behavior is erratic; that’s what’s frustrating for Gina. Shannon promises to take pictures. In her interview, Shannon says life is incredibly good to her. She’s navigating raising three daughters on her own, launching a food like that’s doing incredibly (WOTD) well. She’ll be okay, and so will her kids. She does a selfie in the car. The text tells us she’s ten pounds from her goal wait, and she’s fine with Archie being the man of the house.

Tamra says life is amazing. Gina isn’t feeling that now, but she will. Gina says she has lot to be happy about. The text says she’s in the process of finalizing her divorce. So no sex with Matt – for now.

Vicki tells Steve she appreciates what he’s done for her for the last two weeks. He says it’s been interesting. She says if they’re even going to consider getting married, they should get premarital counseling. He’s down with that, as long as she gives him dessert. I’m not sure if he means, like cake, or it’s a euphemism for something else. In the text, we find out that they haven’t gone yet, and Vicki is still waiting for a ring.

Kelly doesn’t want a boyfriend. She’s never been alone, and it’s scary, but she’s liking it. She tells everyone that Alex has a PhD – a pretty huge d*ck. We read that she’s dating a new guy she met through Shannon, but keeping her bench full, just in case.

Emily appreciates her mom making an effort. They’ve done a 360 from where they were. Isn’t that a 180? Carolyn thanks Emily for her support. She needs and depends on it. We learn that she still wants a daughter. Shane still doesn’t, but she’s paid for embryo storage through 2019. After which, she plans to divorce him. Just kidding.

Tamra and Eddie take a picture with Sandy and Frank. Tamra says this was a rough year. She had Eddie’s heart problems, doctor’s appointments, moving. This year tested her faith. She didn’t know if she was going to lose her husband. It puts things in perspective. The text reads that she and Eddie sold their home, and are moving to a gated community. There’s no need for a housewarming party. Their neighbors are Vicki and Gina.

Gold confetti falls, and everyone dances. Kelly says this group of girls is 100%. They look up to and help each other. Vicki says, being transparent and kind; that’s what friendship is. Emily and Gina goof around, and fall into the pool. Kelly says getting wet is later for her and Alex

Next time – the Reunion Part One will be aired on Sunday at 9 pm, followed by the Dirty John premiere.

🌴 Hey! It’s Aunt Viv…

But this time, she’s Yvonne.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-yvonne-janet-hubert-168486

🐋 All the Aquaman You Can Handle…

All the Aqua news that’s fit to print.

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/aquaman/246714/aquaman-movie-trailer-cast-release-date-story-news

🎶 There Are Songs With Tuesday in the Title…

Take it away, Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 14, 2018 – A Letter for Finn, Dallas Takes a Dip, Cassie Gets a Few Surprises, Mini NJ & Thursday Deal

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Anna finds Finn at the hospital. She thinks there should be guards, but Finn says Britt won’t get far with her ankle bracelet. Anna says she’s worse than her mother. She has to stay away from pillows, or she’ll start feeling the need to find out what it’s like to shut her up. He says he’s not available to bail her out today. The future of GH depends on him.

Charlotte says the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s Career Day. Chase walks in, and loudly says, for all.

Elizabeth hurries Aiden. He’s already missed the bus. Franco says he’s happy to drive him. Elizabeth asks where Aiden’s backpack is. He tells her, upstairs, and suggests staying home, since he’s late already, but Elizabeth doesn’t think so. She tells him to get it.

Curtis is waiting for Nina at Crimson. He says he came to find out what he did wrong. He’s not feel the love there for him. She asks why, and he says she hasn’t RSVP’d.

Max is having coffee at the MetroCourt. Peter says she’s doing it wrong. You’re supposed to be inconspicuous on a stakeout. Valentin and Sasha are there, and Valentin asks for a word. Sasha says she can’t be late for her first day at work. She took Nina up on her offer to work at Crimson. He says they need to talk, but she says there are eyes on them. Valentin says that’s why she should go. She knows; the longer she stays, the more likely she’ll be found out. Why is he worried. No one will tell Nina; no one knows. She’s treading lightly. Laura appears and asks Valentin who his friend is.

He introduces them, and Laura asks how they’re acquainted. Valentin tells her that Sasha is Nina’s daughter. Laura wasn’t aware she had one, and Sasha says, neither was she. They recently met. Laura says Nina must be thrilled she’s visiting Port Charles. Sasha says it’s more serious than that. She’s starting a job at Crimson today. Valentin says he’ll go up with her. Laura welcomes her to Port Charles.

Peter tells Maxie that Sasha must have missed the memo to avoid Valentin. Maxie says Valentin is the one who tracked her down. Peter thought it was Curtis, and Maxie says Valentin hired him. Peter says that explains why she has her guard down. He wonders why Maxie isn’t getting involved, but she says she’s not putting her nose in places it doesn’t belong. She accuses Peter of looking at her like she’s backsliding. He asks if it’s that hard, and she says, especially when she’s sitting across from someone she has a burning question for. Is he planning on going to Curtis and Jordan’s wedding with Nina or not?

Nina tells Curtis that she has the invitation right there, and shows him. He says he’ll accept a verbal confirmation, and she says, of course it’s yes. He has a favor to ask. Nina says, yes, and he says she doesn’t know what it is. She says it doesn’t matter. He says even if it means standing up for him? Drew has a personal situation. She wonders if he’s asking her to be his best man, and he says, best person. Someone he trusts, who has his back, and wants the best for him and his bride. The true definition of a friend. She says she’d be honored to be his best person, and hugs him.

Finn feels warm. Anna asks if he’s nervous. He says he keeps telling himself that they’re just third graders. She says he’s a doctor on career day. It’s a match made in heaven. She doesn’t know why he’s worried; he’s great with kids. Emma is a fan. He says Emma is biased. She says either he’ll inspire the next generation to be doctors, or send them running to law school. She believes in him.

Lulu is happy Chase could make it. He says it’s community outreach. She asks if he volunteered when he knew Charlotte’s teacher was having Career Day. Willow welcomes their special guests. Michael and Stella are also there. Willow says they have everything from a police officer to a reporter, and some in between. Charlotte tells her, not everybody is there. Where’s Aiden?

Elizabeth checks Aiden’s backpack, and takes something out that looks like a belt. She asks if he’s wearing this, and tells him he knows the rules. He says, just for lunch, but she tells him no, hand it to her or lose screen time. He hands it over. Franco says goodbye, and leaves with Aiden.

At the hospital, Scotty tells Elizabeth that his client in 009 is getting the short end of the stick, and asks if she can swing by his room. He’s headed toward suing the hospital on top of the taco truck. She snaps at him to wait a second.

Franco tells Aiden that he’s a good kid, and his mom loves him. Nothing will ever change that. He gives Aiden some money for lunch, and an extra dollar not to tell Elizabeth about the conversation. Then another dollar not to tell her about the extra dollar. Aiden goes into class. Finn sees Franco, and asks where Willow’s room is. Franco gives him long directions that end with going through the gym and out the double-doors.

Maxie accuses Peter of ghosting Nina. He says he’d be more comfortable making the decision if he knew why she’d invited him. Maxie suggests he ask. Laura approaches, wanting to thank him in person for The Invader’s endorsement. He thinks she’s the right choice, and wishes her the best of luck. She appreciates the support, and needs all she can get if she’s going to take advantage of the election postponement. She hopes to get the chance to prove herself. Anna joins them and says, that makes two of us.

Curtis asks if Nina is bringing a date. She says she’s asked, but they’ve yet to confirm – it’s not Valentin. He says he’ll leave her plus one blank. Nina says if they can’t come, she’ll ask Sasha. Curtis asks if she’s staying in Port Charles. Nina says she is, and Curtis is surprised. He thought Sasha felt they were getting too close too soon. He asks what changed her mind. Nina says they’re getting to know each other, and Sasha is working there now. It didn’t work out with temp agency, and they had an opening. Curtis asks if she doesn’t think it’s too much. Sasha comes in.

Franco is reading a child psychology book, when the doorbell rings. It’s Scotty. He says Elizabeth was late for work, and he’s lounging around; some people are having a productive morning. He has some clients at GH who could use art therapy. Franco says his first appointment was canceled so he’s brushing up. Scotty asks which kid is having a problem. He says the boys are angels, and Scotty asks why he’s reading a child psychology. Franco says he works with kids. Scotty says Elizabeth is would as tight as piano wire, and Franco is catching up? There’s obviously something wrong. He’d thought by now if Franco had a problem he’d come to his father.

Laura runs into Elizabeth at the hospital. She asks if Elizabeth is okay, and Elizabeth says she has everything under control. Laura says, control is key when raising three boys, but she’s not at home, and doesn’t have to be in control in front of Laura. Elizabeth says she has nothing under control, and feels like she’s failing.

Willow introduces the first speaker – Stella. Finn runs in, out of breath. Willow is glad he made it. He says he took a wrong turn, and she says she’s glad he’s here now, and tells him to take a seat. Chase says, smooth, and Finn tells him, shut up. Willow introduces Stella. Stella says people think she’s just an average citizen, who no one would look twice at. They don’t know what she really is, but she’s letting them in on the secret. She’s out there fighting to make sure everyone gets treated decently. She takes off her jacket and has a shirt that says SWW. She’s Social Worker Woman! Finn says, she has a costume.

Lulu gets up next, and explains the basics of reporting: who, what, when, where, and most important, why and how. She says it’s not a reporter’s job to tell them what to believe, but to provide information, so they can make up their own mind.

Michael asks, who knows what ELQ does? No one raises their hand, so he says, let’s find out together. He says they make important chemicals for innovative technology, and pours something in a beaker. The kids are like, wow… He shows them a giant pumpkin, and says they also fight world hunger. They grow food with special seeds, and he’s brought seeds for all of them to start their own gardens. I start wondering if GMOs are involved, and if they’ll all get giant vegetables like in that Gilligan’s Island episode. Finn frets. Michael says, a good CEO helps his company help the world, which leads to their motto – do a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of good. Chase tells Finn not to worry. Chase is called up. Finn says he’s not worried at all, and fans himself.

Nina asks Sasha if she remembers Curtis. She says she has him to thank for being there. He’s just glad she found her way to Nina; Valentin was the brains behind the operation. Sasha says they’re both her heroes. Nina says Curtis is her hero. Sasha thought Valentin would make the cut. She puts something on Nina’s desk and leaves. Curtis asks Nina what about her and Valentin, but Nina says he just had them over for dinner. There’s nothing to be worried about.

Anna asks to borrow Peter, and they step away from the table. Anna appreciates his discretion. He tells her, enjoy it while it lasts. He can’t hold off Lulu much longer. She says the gag order has been lifted. He asks what about the plan to nail Obrecht. She tells him that his sister at GH in room 510; she’s been taken extremely ill. She has an infirmity they can’t diagnose. Peter says she didn’t seem ill at The Floating Rib, but Anna says, looks can be deceiving. He says she once asked him to plant a false story, and he refused. She’s refined her strategy by giving him false information. She asks if he wants to spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. The less he knows, the less he has to worry about. He says she sounds like Valentin; one more thing they have in common. She says, sharing goals? and he says, having to make things right. Anna asks what Valentin can do, and Peter says, for one thing, he reunited a mother and child, separated through no fault of their own.

Chase says, if trouble arises over the next ten minutes, he’s deputizing Charlotte. He shows them how to do fingerprinting. Charlotte asks if it isn’t digitalized now, and he says it is, but before that, it was done on cards. No two people’s fingerprints are exactly the same. Even identical twins. He says he’s brought his special assistant, and goes to get him. Stella asks Michael if he has any idea what Chase has planned, and Michael says, no idea. Chase brings in a gorgeous German Shepherd, saying, this is Thor. Chase worked with the K9 unit before he was a detective. One of Thor’s favorite parts of the job is public outreach. He loves meeting people. He tells Thor to say hi, and Thor barks, and shakes hands with Willow. Chase goes on to bike safety, ending with how they should never illegally park. Willow says time’s up, and Chase quietly says he wasn’t talking to them. Finn says if he knew it was bring a cool animal day, he’d have brought Roxie. Willow says they have one more speaker.

Franco asks Scotty, what if a kid changes his personality from outgoing to uptight? Scotty says kids sometimes go through phases that run their course eventually. Franco doesn’t think that’s the case. Scotty suggests talking to him, but Franco says Aiden is shutting him out. Scotty says what about talking to his teacher; maybe she can shed some light on it. Franco says she can’t. Scotty says, it’s a tough case, and Franco wonders where that leaves him. Scotty says, where it leaves all parents – worried.

Elizabeth starts to cry, and Laura says, everyone has their moments. What does she think she’s failing at? and Elizabeth says, motherhood. Laura finds that hard to believe. Elizabeth says, something is wrong with Aiden.

Finn gets up, and says, so many little kids. He asks if anyone knows why the cookie went to the doctor, and Charlotte says, it felt crummy. She asks where he went to medical school. He tells her, Stoneybrook, and she balks at a state school. Willow tells her not to interrupt, and Finn says, it’s a good school. He asks if anyone has heard of the bird flu, and Charlotte asks if he has it; he looks like a bird. I wonder what’s gotten into her, and Willow says she’ll see Charlotte after school. She asks if Aiden as a question, and Charlotte says, he never talks. He might not have a voice. Chase asks if it’s true that Finn saved a patient from brain worms. Finn says it was his most fascinating case, and the bell rings. One of the kids says, time for gym, and they all run out. Willow thanks the guests.

Maxie asks Peter what that was about. He says he and Agent Devane have a difference of opinion as to what constitutes accurate reporting. Maxie says, Agent Devane? He says he’s not feeling the bond, and probably never will. Maxie asks, where were they? and he says, Nina’s invitation. She assumes he’s going to accept.

Anna says Valentin has been busy in her absence, and he asks what he did now. She says he gave Nina the one thing she couldn’t have. She wonders if he thought he’d find redemption in conjuring up a daughter. He says there was no conjuring. There were two labs, and two separate tests to prove they’re related. He could think of worse things to make a play for redemption. Maybe he can win back Peter’s friendship, and maybe hers. She tells him to stay away from her son.

Peter asks Maxie if it was her idea for Nina to ask him to the wedding, but she says, it was all Nina. He says it’s nice of her, but he doesn’t think he should be within a mile of it. The wedding will be loaded with police, and people who care about Nathan. It might be insensitive. Maxie is sure no one will notice. Nathan would be fine with Nina taking anyone but Valentin. Peter tells her that he’ll go, but first, he wants to know who she’s taking.

Valentin shows up at Nina’s office. Curtis says he’ll consider that her RSVP. She wants the table next to Stella. He tells her Stella won’t be there, and they’ll talk next time. He leaves, and Valentin has something he thinks belongs to Nina. He found her earring under the couch where she fell asleep. She tells him she has a deadline, and he asks if she has time to talk about what happened. Or they could talk about what could have happened.

Willow thanks the guests for making Career Day a success. Finn thinks he can be left off that list. Willow thinks they could do another day, and asks Michael to bring seeds for her next time. Stella says she’s bringing props next time. They leave, but Chase lingers, and asks Willow for her contact information. He says it’s for Finn, and she says she can give it to him directly. Chase says Finn is nervous, but he’s a bright guy. Willow says she can catch up with him, and Chase says, or she can give him her number.

Franco tells Scotty, hopefully the book is more enlightening. Scotty says Franco has the sense God gave a goose, and should trust it. Kids need a roof over their heads, clothes, and food. He can figure out the rest. Franco says he needs Aiden to trust him now, so Elizabeth believes he’s a good parent. Scotty asks if his problem is with Aiden or Elizabeth.

Elizabeth tells Laura that she snapped at Aiden because he missed the bus. She should be focusing on him, not him being late. She sure he thinks she doesn’t care about him. Laura says she’s a good mom; she just had a bad morning. Elizabeth says Franco is going to do art therapy with Aiden to see if it helps like it did with Jake. Maybe she’ll talk to Doc. Laura suggests maybe she talk to someone else – Lucky.

Chase asks if he can call Willow to ask her out sometime. She says maybe she could be persuaded if he brings Thor. He asks when, and she says she hasn’t said yes. He says she didn’t say no. She tells him it’s been a while, and he says for him too. He says they can see who’s the worst first date, and she says she’ll knock him out in round one. She gives him the number, and says she looks forward to his call.

Laura asks if Elizabeth has told Lucky. Elizabeth asks if Laura thinks she should. He’s not part of Aiden’s life, but if he knew what Aiden was going through, he’d come running. She thinks it might do more harm than good, and Laura says she could be right. Whatever she decides Laura is there for her and Aiden. They hug.

Scotty asks what’s really bothering Franco. Is his problem with the kid or proving himself to Elizabeth. Franco says, both. Scotty wants to help. Maybe he should take Aiden out fishing or hiking. Franco doesn’t think he’d be interested, and Scotty says figure what he is interested in, and eventually they’ll connect. Problem solved. The bride-to-be will know he’s the man for the job. Franco says it’s not bad advice, and Scotty says, ten bucks. Franco thinks that’s steep for the family rate. Scotty suggests they play catch, but Franco says Scotty knows he doesn’t do well at that; he has trouble with his spiral.

Willow calls Elizabeth. Elizabeth asks if everything is okay. Willow thinks it’s time for another conversation about her son.

Valentin tells Nina they have unfinished business. Nina says she has meeting to go to, and asks that they at least agree the conversation is far from over. Sasha says Nina has another visitor. Valentin says she’s busy, but Peter says he’ll just be a moment. He’s accepting her invitation. Valentin asks, for what? and Maxie says Curtis and Jordan’s wedding. Nina invited Peter as her date.

Anna runs into Finn at the hospital. He wonders why she’s still there, and she says she came to check on a patient. She asks how the presentation went, and he says the look on his face is how he’s thinking; he’s bleeding. Anna asks, how could he go wrong? Curtis approaches them, and says this came in the mail, and gives an envelope to Finn. He says, it’s from Hayden.

Tomorrow, Anna asks Finn what was in the part he didn’t read to her, Curtis says Drew is being generous, and not-Doc asks Franco what makes him think he can catch the killer?

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Day 2 – Copenhagen. LeeAnne is tired; it’s late. D’Andra and Kameron are the only ones still up. D’Andra is sorry she hurt Kameron’s feelings. She didn’t mean to hurt Kameron’s family. Kameron says she’d never intentionally try to hurt someone she loves. D’Andra says they know each other differently. No one else understands the family dynamic. In her interview, D’Andra says she and Kameron bonded over the pressure of Dallas society, and how you have to be a certain way. D’Andra tells Kameron she has principles. She got mad and thought Kameron wasn’t a loyal friend. In D’Andra’s interview, she admits she was wrong, and never meant to hurt Kameron. She was wound up because Kameron and LeeAnne poked and tag teamed. D’Andra says when her dad was there, he was the defender. She has a small family; it’s just her and her mother, and they’re not getting along. She thinks it’s finally settled, but she just has her husband. Kameron says she’ll always be there for D’Andra. She knows D’Andra is dealing with stuff. D’Andra apologizes, saying it’s time for her to learn and to be better. She hopes they can move on. If it takes time, she understands. She’s going to do her best to be a better friend. She gets teary, and says, it’s hard. They hug it out. In her interview, Kameron says their families are in similar social circles, and they understand each other because of that. Kameron thinks they can move forward, and there are more hugs. In her interview, D’Andra says she doesn’t know if they can go back to where they were, but they have peace. They laugh over last night when D’Andra got in Kameron’s elevator.

D’Andra feels lighter, like a weight lifted. LeeAnne asks Cary what the agenda is, and Cary says, biking. Everyone shuffles out. Kameron jokes that she’ll decide what to do depending on who she wants to hang out with. LeeAnne says her ass is sitting on the boat. Stephanie says whatever Brandi decides, she’ll go along with. In Cary’s interview, she says, these girls have been clinging to their besties for dear life. Not today. LeeAnne and Kameron, separate; Brandi and Stephanie, separate. Brandi says LeeAnne would look like the wicked witch on a bike, and LeeAnne asks if she’s still mad. LeeAnne says they need to talk, but Brandi says it’s too early. LeeAnne walks off. She tells Stephanie that Brandi is still mad, and Stephanie says she’s mad about the alcoholic stuff. LeeAnne wonders why D’Andra acts in a more violent manner – we flash back to her putting her finger in LeeAnne’s face – but there’s no repercussion. LeeAnne says Brandi thinks she’s the punching bag of the group. Kameron agrees. Kameron thinks the only way to move forward for LeeAnne, is to get an apology.

D’Andra, Stephanie, and LeeAnne go on the boat. Stephanie isn’t a fan of boats, but she’s a fan of hot captains. They drink rose, and the hot captain says it’s the best way to experience Copenhagen. He explains a bunch of stuff in Danish, and they reply, skoal! Kameron loves biking because she’s more in control of her environment. Brandi and Cary go biking with her. In her interview, Cary says she dated Lance Armstrong, who taught her a thing or two. Cary remembers the shopping area. She says she was ten when she was in Denmark, but just wanted to be home with her boyfriend and friends. She iddn’t stop and smell the roses. Ten seems too young to have a boyfriend, but I can identify, having gone to the Bahamas with my father when I was fourteen. I just wanted to get back home and enjoy the summer with my friends. Oh how I wish someone would take me on that trip now. On the boat, they go past the backside of an old world palace. Carved dragon tails make the main spire. It’s just beautiful.

Cary wants to stop at a trampoline park. The boat goes past, and the girls yell they have wine. Cary says it’s a small city, but it’s crazy. What are the odds they’d run into each other? These bitches can’t be separated. She wonders who has the tracking device. The hot captain, who really can speak English, drops them off. Some of them bounce on the trampolines. Cary steers, while D’Andra sits on the front of the bike. Stephanie, D’Andra and LeeAnne stop for lunch. In her interview, D’Andra thinks Stephanie is a calming force, and can help them get back on track.

D’Andra excuses herself to go to the bathroom. LeeAnne tells Stephanie that they’re pretending like nothing is wrong. It’s what old people do. LeeAnne wants to keep the caps from their beer bottles, and talks about saving things like the bouquet from D’Andra’s wedding. In her interview, Stephanie says she sees two close friends who have drifted apart. It reminds her of what she went through with her best friend. D’Andra comes back, and Stephanie tells them that she wants them to talk and be friends. She asks if D’Andra loves LeeAnne. After a pause, that might or might not be editing, she says, yes. She doesn’t think they’re not friends. LeeAnne feels like D’Andra doesn’t respect her. D’Andra says LeeAnne made her financial situation clear. I roll my eyes, and LeeAnne says she mentioned it once, and said it out of love, but D’Andra is still harping on it a month later. She wanted to solve a problem for D’Andra, and she’s said she’s sorry a million times. She thinks their tit for tat isn’t helping them move forward. D’Andra says if they promise not to talk about it anymore, they can put it to bed. LeeAnne doesn’t think D’Andra has respect for her or their friendship. D’Andra thinks they’ll get past it. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she’s done everything she knows to do, except apologize. And why not? She says she and LeeAnne have a long history. They’ve shared a lot, and she wants her friend back. She says great things are happening in LeeAnne’s life, and she’d love to be there to support her. She understands it might take time, but she’ll do her best to make it up. LeeAnne says when D’Andra took away the opportunity to love her, she took LeeAnne’s heart. In her interview, Stephanie says she’d love to see them be friends again. LeeAnne says she’d love to turn back time. Stephanie says she’s super proud of both of them. They’ve been friends for a long time, and they’re great people. LeeAnne thanks her for being a calming influence.

Cary says they’re going to Tivoli Gardens, and artsy amusement part in the center of town. And they’re wearing Danish girl outfits. Yes, they are. They skip across the street. The park is so cool. I would love this place. LeeAnne says this is how carnivals got started. She grew up with Siamese twins, and a snake pit where she put a python around her waist. She had a larger than life, vibrant childhood. it gave her a view on world no one else has. She adds, by the way, no one dressed like this. Cary wishes Zuri was there, but it’s cool being there with friends. They look like idiots.

They ride the carousel. The Ferris wheel has seats that look like hot air balloons. They have a beer, saying, skoal! since it’s all they know. Everyone agrees it’s been fun. D’Andra says Stephanie was calm and centered. D’Andra and LeeAnne concur that they’ve had a breakthrough. In her interview, Brandi says they had lunch with Dr. Phil, now everything is okay. Cary says she told Brandi that LeeAnne was upset about her joke, and LeeAnne says Brandi is still mad. Brandi says LeeAnne told people to be careful about her, and that she had a baby to save her marriage. The bottom line is, if LeeAnne is feeling hurt because Brandi called her a wicked witch, she’s not apologizing. LeeAnne says she doesn’t have to, and she wouldn’t expect it. Brandi says maybe she should have said wicked bitch. LeeAnne says she’s apologized, and obviously Brandi doesn’t want to accept it. She’s agitated and angry. Brandi says it’s just going to happen again, and that’s why she feels done with LeeAnne.

Cary is bringing the girls to meet the rest of the cousins. They’re having lunch at Cousin Lotte’s house. She tells D’Andra that she should have brought a swimsuit. It’s tradition to swim in the Baltic Sea. In her interview, Cary says you’re supposed to be naked, but it’s cool if you wear a suit. They head out. Everyone looks at their phones on the bus. D’Andra says her husband had a party. LeeAnne says she got a message at midnight that Rich loves and needs her. Brandi says, and send naked pictures.

The neighborhood is adorable, with sweet, little houses. Cary meets all the cousins, and Camilla is there. There’s a spread outside, and Lotte says she has one more cousin to introduce. She brings out Zuri, followed by Mark. Cary is beyond excited. Zuri says they came to Copenhagen for her. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, this is what life is about – family. It’s the one thing she doesn’t have. It’s beautiful to watch and be a part of, even for a second. Geez, even I’m tearing up. Mark tells Cary that he worked it out with her dad. In her interview, Cary says for him to come all that way with her baby girl; he knows how important it is for her to have a relationship with her family. Copenhagen is incredible.

Time to eat. Lotte says it’s a traditional Danish lunch. They start with spiced herring. Zuri tells Cary that she doesn’t have to eat the pickled herring, but Cary says she’s going to try everything. Stephanie has a hard time putting a piece in her mouth, and chews for a long time. In her interview, she says, it tastes like salty a-hole; gross. I’ve had it, and disagree totally. Mark says he has another surprise. Cary’s dad is on FaceTime. It’s 6 am where he is. Everyone waves. In Cary’s interview, she says everyone who matters to her is in the room. It’s a blessing to be there, and feel the love, the sense of belonging, and energy. She wants to pack it in her suitcase, and bring it home to her dad. They do shots. Lotte tells them to look each other in the eye, and say, skoal!

Cary says it’s tradition to take a naked dip in the Baltic for good luck in the year to come. You go in naked, come out, and put your clothes back on, It’s not a big deal. It’s also 50*F. Zuri asks if there are sharks, and that’s a no. They see a fisherman, and Zuri says, okay, you don’t get privacy? I die laughing. Cary explains that it’s okay to be naked there. In her interview, she says she’s all about experiencing the culture. She’s going to do the plunge the way the Danes do. In Stephanie’s interview, she says Cary loves being naked. If she had to see her family naked, she’d need fifteen years of therapy. LeeAnne says she passes. She has a fashion show coming up, and doesn’t want to get sick. In her interview, LeeAnne says the last time Cary persuaded her to swim naked in the Mexican ocean, she came home with a flesh-eating bacteria. Plus, it’s thirty degrees. Stephanie says there are vaginas and franks everywhere. In Brandi’s interview, she says she thought it was liberating and freeing to get in naked, and then she saw LeeAnne take out her phone. Have some respect. Stephanie takes off her extensions, and she and Kameron get in with suits on. Mark and Cary go in, and in her interview, Cary says it’s the infamous Duber d*ck that allegedly got s*cked at the Round up. Feast your eyes, ladies; feast your eyes. Lotte says Brandi and Cary passed the Viking test. Cary tells them it’s hard to say goodbye. She tells Zuri that they’ll meet back at the hotel. In her interview, she says she’s just getting to know everyone again, but she will be back, 100%.

On the bus back, Cary thanks everyone for making the day special. Mark made reservations for them at a Michelin star restaurant. Brandi says she needs to collect LeeAnne’s phone. She asks why LeeAnne would do that, and LeeAnne says the video isn’t seeing the light of day. Brandi says, it’s disrespectful, and LeeAnne deletes it. Brandi tells her to delete it from her trash too. She does things like that, and will use them against people. LeeAnne tells her that she’s wrong. In Brandi’s interview, she says, why take it in the first place? She knows LeeAnne is vindictive. She could have texted it, or emailed it to herself, or put it in her iCloud. She calls LeeAnne a manipulative bitch, and says she wants to use it against them. LeeAnne tells Brandi that she’s special, which shuts her up momentarily. I think she doesn’t know how to respond to that. In her interview, Kameron says they’re on national TV, and wonders why Brandi is angry about a cell phone. Cary confirms the deletion. Stephanie says, everyone is good.

Back at the hotel, LeeAnne says she genuinely thought the video was something they’d want to see later. Kameron thinks Brandi is paranoid. LeeAnne says it was spur of the moment, and she thought she was doing a good thing. She didn’t even think about them being naked. Everyone gets ready for dinner. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says Brandi is agitated because she hasn’t broken a glass, called people names, or started a fight. She wants the old LeeAnne to be the dragon, so she can act afraid, and everyone will hug her.

At Hõst restaurant, server Ken suggests a tasting menu, and starts them with champagne. In her interview, Kameron says the food has been fancy and sophisticated; everything Cary wants to eat. She’s hungry. Stephanie points out that the shrimp has eyeballs. D’Andra says, don’t look, just eat. Stephanie thinks it’s lazy not to take the head off the shrimp.

Cary asks about everybody’s favorite moment. LeeAnne says hers was Tivoli. D’Andra thought the boat was fantastic. Brandi – who is wearing way too much bronzer – says meeting Cary’s family, and the bonding thing was great. Because she just can’t STFU, she adds she does feel hurt by LeeAnne, so that took away from it. LeeAnne says she had no malicious intent. Brandi asks how she’d like it if she filmed LeeAnne’s sunny-side up boobies. Omg, I can’t believe her. I think 1) LeeAnne is right; Brandi’s pissed because she’s not getting a rise out of her, 2) she’s overtired and yes, drinking too much, and 3) she’s also pissed that Stephanie is now friends with LeeAnne. In LeeAnne’s interview, she taps the bowl that makes the meditative sound, and keeps tapping.

LeeAnne says she didn’t sneak around to do it, and Kameron says it was about capturing the moment, not blackmail. Stephanie doesn’t think there was anything wrong about it, but understands why Brandi didn’t want her doing it. LeeAnne says it was deleted. Brandi says she’s insecure about that. How does she know? LeeAnne says Brandi can look at her phone. She shows D’Andra that it says, no photos or videos. LeeAnne says if it went elsewhere, she’d know who did it. Cary says, that’s true. LeeAnne says, it was done in innocence. No one gets the same amount of punishment, and LeeAnne thinks the street is unbalanced. Stephanie says it wasn’t malicious. Brandi says it’s a trust issue, and in her interview, whines once again about LeeAnne making up rumors that she’s an alcoholic and had a baby to save her marriage. Brandi says LeeAnne always has an agenda. She’ll use against Brandi when she gets mad at her. She’ll talk to everyone else, except her. In her interview, Brandi says, LeeAnne is pretending to be Zen, but can only keep it up for so long. She’s a good manipulator. LeeAnne says she’s not mad at Brandi, nor is she going to be, or let herself get that way. Brandi says she doesn’t trust LeeAnne. LeeAnne says she doesn’t trust Brandi either. LeeAnne says she’s not going down History Street again

In LeeAnne’s interview, she says Brandi wants to prove the old LeeAnne exists. She does. She just controls her better. It’s called maturity – try it. All LeeAnne can say is, sorry, she can’t trust Brandi. Brandi doesn’t think anyone there trusts LeeAnne.

Next time, Brandi calls the group fake bitches, D’Andra is on friend probation, and LeeAnne has her fashion show – one dress worn 175 ways.

Star

Cassie heard sirens, and DEA and FBI agents raided the club. She got her gun ready, and then we saw, 24 hours earlier…

Cassie found out Xander was taking his wife to an Atlanta gala, when she thought it was over. He tossed an engagement ring to her as she was about to drive away.

Star’s biggest fear was depending on someone else. She told Jackson they weren’t from the same place. He didn’t understand.

Alex confronted Derek about the girl at the club, but he said it wasn’t like that. She had to trust him. He left, and she had a panic attack.

Maurice told Noah that he was cool with whatever Noah and Megan had going on, as long as it didn’t interfere with business. He said Noah was slipping, but Noah said, hits don’t come overnight. His plaques and Grammys spoke for themselves. Maurice said he needed to step up his game; there was always someone who wants it just as bad. Noah wondered if that was a threat, but Maurice said he was talking business.

Take 3 and Miss Bruce met with Maurice, who thought they needed to up their social presence game. He introduced Chloe, who he’d hired to help with that. He thought Noah needed to engage with the fans more. Miss Bruce said the festival was supposed to showcase Take 3, but Maurice said Noah was the comeback kid. Mateo hired him to do as he saw fit, and that’s how he sees it. Miss Bruce told Take 3 to take to the stage and figure it out. Star suggested getting Chloe’s attention on them. The girls were in.

Cassie wanted to go to the gala with Xander. He told her that Karma was too hot, and still had a rat problem that she was supposed to handle. It was affecting his business and reputation. He called Cassie a sloppy bitch, and told her fix it. Then he asked her to marry him.

The undercover girl told Derek not to lose his focus. If he worked smart and fast, they’d find a way to get closer to the action.

Cassie told her thug, Mike, they had to find and plug a leak. Derek came looking for a job, and Mike said he could use more manpower. Cassie told him that she was doing it for his granny, and what goes on in the club, stays in the club.

Noah was confronted by a girl whose DMs he was ignoring. She insisted they’d slept together when he was on tour, and he was so good, he gave her the clap. He said he’d never met her, but she showed him a photo of the two of them looking intimate. She wanted $20K or was going public. Maurice said the truth didn’t matter; it would be bad publicity. Megan said it was extortion, and they should call the authorities. She told Noah, whatever he decided, she’d make it work, but if he paid the blackmailer, she’d keep coming back. Noah went with his lawyer.

Star said she was all the baby has, and Jackson said she acted like he wasn’t a part of it. She wouldn’t move in with him, or even talk about it. It was his baby too, and he was going to be there every step of the way, but he and Star were done.

Mike told Derek he’d have to sweat to make cheese. If Derek wanted real money, mike said he’d contact his boys. Cassie sang, and Xander confronted her about Cotton going to the police. Cassie said it was a family problem, and Cotton had nothing to do with this. She had Cotton under control. He saw where that had gotten them, and said he wasn’t sitting back and letting her throw away the future. She said she had him, and he said he trusted her.

The accusations against Noah ended up on TV. Maurice asked if he was someone Megan wanted to be with.

Mike brought Derek in the back of the club, saying Jamal had been skimming off the top. Jamal said, just once, and Mike held a gun to his head. He asked Derek what he thought, and handed him the gun. Derek thought of his grandma, and took it. It was a set-up, and Mike was just seeing if Derek would have his back. Jamal said he almost believed him. Mike said Derek proved himself, and had a job. Derek said he was a quick learner. Mike told him to keep his mouth shut, and his grandma’s mortgage would be paid sooner than he thought. Cassie thinks she’s calling the shots, but she ain’t.

At the salon, Star said they were busting ass, but couldn’t get press. Cassie blew in, and told Cotton, you don’t snitch on family. Cotton told Cassie that she was paranoid, and Miss Bruce told Cassie, stop coming for family. Cassie insisted she was protecting them from the cops sniffing around Carlotta. Miss Bruce suggested she leave Xander alone. He beats her ass. Cassie told them it was none of their business. Miss Bruce said she was on a roller coaster ride she couldn’t get off.

Simone told Alex to quit pretending everything was okay, and talk to her. Alex said she thought Derek was cheating. She saw him and a girl at the club. Simone never saw a man more sure of his love, and said they’d been thought too much not to fight for what they had.

Cassie told Xander everything was locked down. Star came to Cassie’s office, and said Cassie was letting any man treat her any way. Cassie told her get the hell out. She didn’t know about life, especially Cassie’s. Star said she got her ass beat when she was with Hunter, and kept coming back. Something good was waiting on the other side of the decision if she dumped Xander.

Derek talks to the undercover girl before the club opens, and kisses her when Mike looks at them, but Simone sees them too. Maurice tried to convince Megan that Noah wasn’t who she thought, but Megan said every time she looked at Maurice, she saw their daughter. It was too painful. She needed to move on, and he had to let her. With Megan’s help, Noah proved the photo was fake. He said, whatever is done in the dark will come to light. He didn’t press charges, just wanting to focus on his music.

Star, Simone, and Alex created a ruckus, pretending to fight. Chloe fell for it, and filmed them. Alex said she was glad it was their last album, and Simone pretended to be shocked that Chloe was filming them. Alex grabbed her phone, and threw it.

That’s when it went back to the beginning. Cassie hearing sirens, and seeing the raid. And getting her gun ready.

Cassie confronted Xander at the gala. She thought he was coming alone, but he said his wife decided to come at the last second. She told him the feds raided the club, but she got out before they could talk to her. There was no evidence, since she wasn’t sloppy. He told her it wasn’t just cash; he had boys running drugs in her club. She said she should blow his brains out. Xander said he did it for them, so they’d never have to worry, and he was filing for divorce. He said he loved her, then asked her to take the fall. She slapped him instead.

Star brought Jackson to a new house where there was plenty room for a kid. She wanted Jackson there too. She couldn’t change the past or how it happened so fast, but she wanted to try and make sure the future was better. Jackson said it was too late, but Star asked him not to walk away. They’d both done that their entire relationship. She wanted the baby to have a functioning family, like Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv. Jackson didn’t know if they’d ever be that great, but they could try.

Derek told Alex it wasn’t what she thought, and she asked if it was payback for Noah. He said he couldn’t explain right then, and he got a call from undercover girl. Alex told him to go be with that bitch; she was done with him. He said he loved her more than anything.

Noah and Megan were walking outside, when a guy with a gun came up behind them, and knocked Noah down. He told Noah to stay down when Noah asked him not to hurt Megan.

At the studio, Alex told Simone she was right. Simone started crying, and said it wasn’t just about Alex and Derek, but her and Nina. Alex asked what she meant, but Star interrupted, telling them Chloe’s video of their fight went viral. She showed them the comments, and one said, not missing their last performance. Alex said, it happens all the time; people grow apart. Star said people were calling it their goodbye album. They were trying to help Carlotta, but they’re different artists with different dreams. Alex told Star that they did everything they said they would. Star said, they did more. Simone thought it was right. Their last album. Star said they were going to do it right.

As Take 3 went over their plans, behind the club, undercover girl tried to get Derek on the phone, but Mike grabbed her. Cassie put the ring back in the box. Mike strangled undercover girl. Cassie went to the cops, and turned herself in.

Next time, the finale, Xander says he always wins, Carlotta is back, and Noah pulls a gun on Derek.

✂ There was no great hair tonight, except for an extra dude in the studio with interesting dreads.

💅 On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, once again, dog poop was the great leveler. When Melissa invited new wife Jackie and her kids over, they had to dance around an accident in the hallway. That’s right, no matter how much money you have, that dog is going to poop in the house. Jackie is a mom blogger, and said if anyone doesn’t like her style, she cordially invites them to go eff themselves. I like her already. Teresa pressured BroJoe to spend more time with their father. She’s still in training, and was fretting about an upcoming trip to Oklahoma, where no doubt her friends would encourage her to drink and eat. This prompted a great quote from trainer Tracy – no chicken pot pies for you.

🐛 Inching Toward the Weekend…

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