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July 29, 2019 – Shiloh Crashes a Party, Two Time Winner Aboard, Returning Listings, Birthday Surprise, Sneezy, Lots Of Wives, Honeymoon Over, MJ Update, No Charm & New Month


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Franco and Drew have lunch in Drew’s office. Franco says, it’s a little out there, but a psychic at the reception told him that he may not be feeling himself soon. To make it weirder, Ava is trying to communicate with Kiki somehow, and he saw another psychic at the hospital. She told him, whatever you do don’t take that drive. He asks what Drew thinks.

Ava asks if Chelsea would like to sit. Chelsea says they can talk about the article in Crimson, but Ava says that’s another way Sibley failed her. She could have warned Ava that she was walking into a hatchet job. Chelsea doesn’t think it was a hatchet job. It was honest, and didn’t take a side. Ava told her story in her own words. Some readers approved, some didn’t. Such is pleasing the public. Ava says she wasn’t trying to please anyone. She did it to make amends with Kiki, hoping Kiki would maybe forgive her.

Willow goes to Charlie’s to find Julian. She says Michael mentioned that today is Wiley’s birthday, but he’s at work. Julian says he didn’t think he’d be invited. Willow says she’s the reason, and she’d like to change that.

At the hospital, Shiloh approaches Epiphany at the reception desk. He says he called about getting a copy of his medical records, and she asks if he filled out a request form online. He tells her, no, and she says he needs to fill one out in person then. She can’t release them without a request form. She gives him the paperwork. Bobbie comes by, and tells Epiphany that she got her shift covered. Epiphany tells her to have fun at Wiley’s birthday party. Bobbie says, Lucas already left for the MetroCourt, and she doesn’t want to keep the guest of honor waiting. Shiloh listens.

Carly says she’s glad Sasha could be there, and Sasha thinks her for being included. She asks if she can help, but Carly says, no. Just be patient with the family. She promises they mean well. Alexis arrives, followed by Brad and Lucas with Wiley. Brad says Wiley is ready to party, and so are they. Lucas says Wiley has made them the happiest guys on the planet.

Michael tells Nelle that he didn’t come there to talk about them; he came talk about their son. Nelle says that’s what she means. She called him for a different reason, but now it’s all about their son. She knows something he doesn’t about what really happened to Jonah.

Julian tells Willow that he’s tried to keep his distance. Willow says, at the time, she didn’t know he’d put his past aside. She’s seen how people can change. Her mother changed, and she changed when she left DOD. She’d like to clear the way for him to be part of Wiley’s life. She thinks Wiley needs a grandfather like him.

Epiphany tells Shiloh, his medical records are being prepared now. He asks if there’s any way to expedite that. He has somewhere to be. She says, it’s a hospital, not a fast food counter. Paperwork comes second to patient care. She suggests he take a seat.

Bobbie says it’s Wiley’s birthday and gotcha day; the day he was adopted. Carly tells Sasha that the days were so close, they decided to celebrate them together. Brad asks Lucas if everything is okay, and Lucas tells him that Willow has changed her mind about Julian seeing Wiley. Brad says it’s fine with him, but he supposes it’s up to Lucas. Carly introduces Sasha to Bobbie, who says, oh, Michael’s girlfriend. Sasha says, they’re really just… but Bobbie says, nonsense. She asks if Wiley isn’t incredible, and Sasha says, he’s a charmer. She asks if Sasha wants to hold him, and Carly takes a picture of Sasha holding Wiley.

Nelle tells Michael, the night their son was born, she gave birth alone in the woods. She was in deep despair, literally out of her mind. She asks him to please try and understand. His phone dings, and he sees it’s a message from Carly. Nelle asks if Carly knows he’s there. Does she want him to come home and forget about her? He says, it doesn’t matter, but she tells him to open it. He does, and sees the picture of Sasha and Wiley. The text says, look who’s stealing your godson. Michael explains that Wiley is Lucas and Brad’s son, and his godson. She asks if Sasha is his girlfriend, and he says they’re seeing each other. That’s all he’s saying. What does she know about Jonah that he doesn’t?

Julian says he can’t thank Willow enough. She says she’s happy to do it. He says, ironically, he has Wiley’s birthday gift there. He was going to send it by messenger, but now they can take it together. He goes in the back, and Willow gets a message from Lucas, who hopes she can come to Wiley’s big day.

Franco asks what Drew thinks the psychic meant. Does he think it has something to do with the car Oscar left to Cameron? Drew says he had it checked bumper to bumper; it’s the safest car on the road. Franco says clearly, it’s bothering him. He didn’t want to saddle Elizabeth with it, and since Drew has nothing better to do than listen to him… He tells himself to stop babbling, and Drew asks Franco to do him a favor. Stop worrying. The psychic probably wants him to be curious so he’ll pay for a consultation. Drew tells him to enjoy his new life with Elizabeth. Franco says, that’s what’s bothering him; he’s happy. He’s happier than he’s ever been, and now he has something to lose. They both know how easy it is to lose things in this life. Drew tells him don’t do that to himself. Don’t rob himself of joy worrying about what he can’t see coming. Drew’s assistant brings in a package for him from the Department of the Navy.

As they walk, Ava asks Chelsea why they’re in the park. Does she hope to reach Kiki there? Chelsea says it’s a spot Kiki enjoyed. Ava says, Kiki loved it; she loved running there. She especially liked when the sunflowers were in bloom. They reminded her aliens visiting for a while. She had a quirky sense of humor. She was sweet, but not a pushover. She was so beautiful. Chelsea says, like her mother. It’s remarkable considering the fire she went through. Her surgeon must be in great demand. Ava tells her, the less said about the fire, the better. The only good thing was that Kiki forgave her. Chelsea says, for tampering with Morgan’s medication? and Ava says she’s not paying Chelsea to judge her. Chelsea says she’s not judging; she’s stating facts. Ava entered Morgan’s room under false pretenses, and switched his lithium with a placebo. It’s just like how she shot Connie. Ava says Chelsea is dredging up things best left forgotten. Why doesn’t she contact Ava’s daughter?

Nelle says she sees Michael has moved on from the loss of their son. Michael says he thinks of Jonah every day, and she asks if he dreams about Jonah every night. She does. He says he’s supposed to be at a party, but came there to honor Jonah’s memory. Whatever she has to say, say it now, or he’s leaving. She says she wanted to tell him about a dream she had. It was so real. Jonah was surrounded by angels. They were singing to him, and he was smiling. He was at peace, and so beautiful. She wanted to share it with Michael. Michael says they’re never going to see each other again after this. He calls for the guard, saying he’s done. He leaves, and Nelle cries a little. She says, this is not goodbye. She’s not done with him or their baby.

Sasha tells Lucas that his son is a charmer. Lucas says they like to think so. Bobbie asks Carly if Michael and Sasha are serious, and Carly says, we’ll see. She asks if Bobbie can have champagne, and Bobbie says, a little. It’s a special occasion in more ways than one. It’s the first time Carly has liked, or even approved, of Michael’s girlfriend. Carly says she likes Sasha, and the contrast is like night and day. Michael seems light and happy. She adds, until today. Nelle called, and Michael is on his way to see her.

Alexis tells Brad and Lucas that she has no idea how Shiloh made bail, but it doesn’t change anything regarding Wiley. Shiloh is banned from making any claim in family court until his criminal charges are adjudicated. Brad can’t wait, and Lucas says, today is about Wiley and family. Julian comes in with Willow, and Carly asks what the hell he’s doing there. Lucas says Willow gave him permission, and Brad says he’s been a lifesaver. Willow says she’ll contact Diane and make it official. Bobbie says, anything for her grandson.

Drew asks his assistant if she has any idea what this is about. She says Oscar wanted him to have his military medals. He filled out the paperwork, and she got Drew to sign it. He thought he was signing a contract. He says his son co-opted her into getting his signature without his knowledge? She says it was back in February, and asks if she’s getting fired. Drew says she’s getting a raise and an extra week’s vacation. She asks if that means they’re okay, and he says they’re great. After she leaves, he says, that kid. Franco says, Oscar probably went to a lot of trouble. Drew should take a look.

Drew opens the box, and it’s filled with jewelry-type boxes. He opens one, and says, the Silver Star. Franco says, wow, and asks if he can open the envelope that came with it. Drew tells him, go ahead, and Franco reads that it’s from the Secretary of the Navy for his gallantry in actions against the enemy. Some of it is redacted, but Drew saved lives, and whatever he did was impressive. He should check them out. Drew wonders what made Oscar want to request them. Franco says Oscar was curious about Drew’s past. Maybe he thought these would help explain it. Or maybe he was proud of his old man, and wanted Drew to have them. And he should. He earned them. Drew just wishes Oscar could see them.

Carly asks if they’re ready to toast the birthday boy. Michael runs in, telling Sasha that he’s sorry he’s late. Sasha tells him, don’t apologize. It’s been great, and his godson is darling. Michael says, Wiley definitely has a way of bringing people together. Lucas toasts to their son, Wiley. He’s only been in the world a year, but his impact on the family is immeasurable. Shiloh strolls in (I’m sure we all saw that coming), and says sorry he’s late. He says his invitation must have gotten lost in the mail, and out-smirks himself.

Ava asks Chelsea, please contact Kiki, and ask what she thinks of the article. Chelsea says she can’t do it on demand, but Ava begs her to try. She’s got to reach Kiki one way or another. Chelsea looks into the distance, and says, my goodness. It’s the Coachella of dead people. It’s a crowded field. Connie is there, and someone named AJ. Ava says she doesn’t want to hear from them; she wants to hear from her daughter. Chelsea says, there’s a very elegant women named Helena who has a message. Ava says, she’s Nikolas’s grandmother. Chelsea says, Helena claims Ava knew Nikolas killed her, but didn’t tell anyone. Ava says she didn’t bring Chelsea there to contact Helena. Where’s Kiki? Chelsea says, sorry. She hears an infant crying. Ava says she didn’t kill a baby, and Chelsea says, so she knows nothing about a dead baby boy and his mother?

Carly tells Shiloh, it’s her hotel; get the hell out before she calls security. He says, no one is looking for a physical confrontation, and it would only upset Wiley. Willow tells him, get out, but he says he only wanted to wish love and light to their baby boy. She says he’s nothing to Wiley. Shiloh says he should have known when he saw Wiley’s smile; it’s her smile. Wiley is the miracle they created. Michael tells him, leave now, but Shiloh says not until he gives his son a present, reminding me of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty.

Franco tells Drew, in 2012 he saved a civilian contractor. He should let them know, so they can send him a fruitcake every Christmas. Drew says, he already knows. He goes by the name of Shiloh.

Shiloh says they can’t object to a gift, but Lucas says they don’t need or want anything from him. Shiloh says it’s important that Wiley has the medical records of his biological parents. Lucas says they already know about the heart condition, and Brad takes the envelope from Shiloh, hustling Lucas away. Alexis tells Shiloh not to make a scene or she’ll have his bail revoked. Brad tells Shiloh, just stop, but Shiloh says Wiley is his son, forever and always, and one day, Wiley will be his. Michael asks Sasha to call for the elevator. Shiloh says they can’t force him to leave. I’d like to know how he figures that, since it’s a private party, but Michael says he wouldn’t dream of it. The elevator doors open, and Michael gives Shiloh the bum’s rush into it. Everyone is like, wow, and Michael suggests they get back to the celebration, and what’s important; Wiley’s birthday. Wiley smiles like he knows what just happened.

Harmony ask Nelle how the visit with her baby’s father was, and Nelle says, disappointing. Harmony says she’s sorry, and Nelle says, her too. She was going to tell him something important that would have changed everything. Instead, she realized he doesn’t deserve to know. Harmony thought Nell had said she still loved him, and his mother was responsible for sabotaging the relationship. Nelle says, she did, but he let her. He didn’t need to, and could have fought for them. He could have committed himself to them, but he let his mother ruin it, and convince him that she was trash. He’s as much blame as Carly is. He doesn’t deserve their son.

Ava tells Chelsea that she had nothing to do with the death of Nelle’s baby; they were in a car accident. Chelsea says it’s something to do with a baby blanket; yellow and green. Ava says she can see that? and Chelsea says there’s no telling what pops up. She senses a hidden secret. Ava is a magnet for restless souls and psychic turbulence. Ava asks where Kiki is. She must be seeking closure. Make her listen. Chelsea says she can’t make Kiki do anything, and Ava asks if she can locate Kiki. Chelsea says, she’s there. Ava wishes she could see her, and asks what she’s doing. Chelsea says she’s refusing to come any closer. Ava says she’s so sorry. She loves Kiki so much, and wants them to have closure. Not just for her, but for Kiki, so she can rest in peace. She asks if Kiki understands, but Chelsea says, no; sorry.

Drew thinks he should send that medal back, but Franco says, who knew Shiloh would come back to the US and start a cult? Drew says, to hear Shiloh tell it, they were best buddies, but it doesn’t sit right with him. How could he be friends with someone he doesn’t trust? All the times Shiloh was fishing around, hoping Drew would remember, or hoping he didn’t. He may or may not remember Shiloh is a total sleazeball, or know something that might have legal ramifications. He’s been trying to get Drew to open up and find out what Drew knows to reassure himself. The gap in his memory is one thing, explaining it to his son was another. Shiloh convinced Oscar that he and Drew were friends. So much so, Oscar left his ELQ shares to Shiloh. Fortunately, he made a second bequest to use them to endow a foundation for deserving children to climb Mr. Kilimanjaro. Franco says, it sounds more like Oscar wanted to neutralize Shiloh’s claim, so he had no leverage. Drew wishes he knew what happened.

Shiloh meets with a lawyer, who tells him that she’s been assigned as his public defender. He’s entitled to a defense. Shiloh says, even if he’s broke? He has no home, and his accounts have been frozen. She says he still has the right to an attorney. The charges are formidable. It’s her job to handle that, and they have a lot of work to do. The evidence is extensive. Multiple women have come forward, saying he drugged and assaulted them at the DOD house here, and in Beecher’s Corners. He says, those poor, deluded women. She says there’s also a prescription for whatever that drug is, under his name. (I keep trying to figure it out. I thought she said carfentanil, but that’s illegal in the US). Harmony also confessed her complicity in drugging the women. She produced concrete evidence of fraud and blackmail with personal, privileged information about his followers that was used as leverage. He asks if it isn’t her job to discredit that, but she tells him to be realistic and assess the situation. He’s not going to beat the charges. He says, so that’s it? She’s not even trying? She tells him, she’s saying he has a choice. He can go to trial, be convicted, and spend the rest of his life in prison, or take a plea. Twenty years, and he’ll be out in fourteen. The only question is how long he wants to stay in prison. Twenty years is a gift. Take the plea, or spend his life behind bars.

Alexis says, at least they have Shiloh’s medical records, but Lucas says they already knew about the heart condition. It probably came from Shiloh. Brad tells Julian that Lucas can’t see the records, but Julian says, he’s a doctor and will eventually. Michael tells Lucas that his trip to Pentonville wasn’t a total waste. Nelle is manipulative as ever, and the next time she calls, he’s refusing the charge. Lucas is glad Willow came, but Brad says he’s sorry she had to witness Shiloh. She says she also witnessed how the family stepped up to protect Wiley. Lucas says she’s at the top of that list. She trusted them to have Wiley in the first place, and then continued to protect him. Being thrown jail was heroic. She says, all that matters is Wiley is safe now. Lucas says they’d love for her to be part of Wiley’s life, and Brad adds, if she’d like to be. Willow says she would, more than anything. Sasha tells Michael that Wiley is one lucky baby with him as a godfather. Michael says he loves Wiley like his own.

Ava asks Chelsea, if Kiki won’t forgive her, even after the article, is there anything else she can do? Chelsea says, Kiki seems to think so. Ava says she’ll do anything. Chelsea says Ava is a truly haunted soul. The afterlife clings to her like cat hair on a black suit. Kiki is angry that Ava fell in love with a serial killer. He won her over by validating her worst impulses. Kiki hates that Ava gave him her soul when he doesn’t have one. She was so desperate for attention and admiration, Ava was blinded to the danger. Ava says she knows that, but how can she fix it now? Chelsea says Ryan has no soul, but he still has a heart, and it belongs to Ava. Ava asks what the hell that means, but Chelsea says she’s just the messenger. Suddenly, Ava says, oh my God. She has to go, and runs out of the park.

Shiloh tells the lawyer that he needs time to consider his options. She says, it’s not difficult. Twenty years or forever. He says not if he’s a ghost, but she tells him, don’t think of trying to run. He says he’s not running. His son lives there, and he has the utmost faith that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. He’ll get back to her. She says he has her number. She leaves, and he says, resources. He flashes back to Drew telling him not to take it personally, and asking Drew if there’s any chance his memory might return. Again, he says, resources.

Wiley unwraps presents wrapped in very LOUD wrapping paper. Lucas tells Brad that their son is opening presents. He doesn’t want to miss any of this day. Everyone gets excited over a toy car.

Nelle tells Harmony it’s too late for her to undo what’s done. She needs to think about what to do. She says Harmony needs to keep Shiloh away. Do anything she can to affect the outcome. Harmony says she’s fully cooperated with the prosecution, and she’s going to testify. Nelle asks if Harmony is sure the prosecution has enough evidence. Harmony thinks so. Shiloh has run out of people to do him favors. Nelle hopes she’s right. Whatever it takes, it’s worth it to keep the baby safe.

Ava waits in the prison visiting area. Ryan sits down on the other side of the glass. I gotta say, the Miami Vice unshaven look suits him.

Franco asks Drew if he didn’t say there was a procedure to help recover his memories, but he decided not to pursue it. Drew says nothing is more important than his memories of Oscar and Scout. He’d never jeopardize that. His memories are on a flashdrive, safe and sound in his office, and that’s where they’re staying. Drew looks at his credenza.

Shiloh wanders around outside, and finds a dollar. He remembers Drew saying that there’s supposedly a procedure that could possibly undo what’s been done. Shiloh makes a call. He says he’s glad they picked up. He was afraid they’d duck his call. It’s been a while. He says he’s got a job for them.

Tomorrow, Jordan tells Stella that the mystery relative is closer than they realized, Sasha asks Valentin how he proposes they handle Obrecht, Jason tells Shiloh not to approach his family again, and Ryan asks Ava how he can help her.

Below Deck Mediterranean

When we last left, new stew June had left the table during the crew’s night out to get sick in the bathroom. Hannah asks if she’s crying, but Anastasia says, no. In June’s interview, she says she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her personal life, but it’s no one’s business. Colin says he’s been in her shoes, and it can be intimidating. June returns to the table, and asks where they’re going next. They head out to a club. Jack suggests he and Travis not party too hard, since their big double date is tomorrow. João tries to be Colin’s wingman, but Colin isn’t into it. He’d rather talk to June than randoes. Jack wants to kiss Aesha, but he’s too wasted. In Hannah’s interview, she says, Travis is easy on the eyes, but there will be no feelings involved this season. The producer asks what about making out with him, and Hannah says, that’s not a feeling. I think she’s confusing the word feeling with emotion here.

In the taxi going back, Hannah says she thinks Jack and Aesha are cute. Jack licks Aesha’s foot, and asks for a little nibble of her bellybutton. Jack says she looks like she’s been raped. Aesha says she has been, and it’s not funny. Can they not talk about it? In Aesha’s interview, she says there are few things she won’t joke about, and rape isn’t funny at all. Jack asks if she’s okay. He feels badly about it. The crew gets back to the boat. In her interview, Aesha says, you don’t know what people have been through, so you should watch what you say. Amen to that. The crew sleeps.

The producer asks if Aesha is normally this open. Aesha cries, saying she remembers she kept apologizing to her mother, thinking it was her fault. Her mom said they all get wasted, and they have the right to feel safe. She thinks it’s important for women not to blame themselves. You should be able to party and not worry about it. João gives Jack a priority checklist. In Jack’s interview, with tears in his eyes, he tells us that he said something stupid. He jokes about sex all the time, and he’s a d*ckhead. He wants to talk to Aesha. They almost have me crying here. They’re both very sweet, and it’s unfortunate he made that mistake. I don’t think she’s holding it against him though.

Jack finds Aesha, and hugs her. He says how sorry he is. She says she knows Jack isn’t malicious. She’s just making people aware. He feels bad for her. In her interview, Aesha says she doesn’t want to be a gilded survivor. That’s not her. She’s just her, and it happened to her. It’s not who she is. She tells him that he’s the sweetest man.

The crew cleans up. In her interview, Hannah says Travis is adorable, but she’s not emotionally invested. Jack and Aesha will be there, so it will be easier to swallow. Not in a sexual way. June asks Anastasia where some glasses are, and Anastasia says she doesn’t really know. In her interview, June says, Anastasia gets a little crabby. You’d think she would have more sympathy and help her out. It’s confusing. Anastasia says she has other things to worry about, and June says she’ll figure it out. In João’s interview, he’s surprised Hannah is going out with Travis. He feels protective of the people he likes, and he likes her. He thinks she deserves more.

Jack and Travis are technically off the clock, and begin drinking beer. It’s time for the preference sheet meeting, so the captain gets together with Hannah, João, and Anastasia. The primary is Johnny Damon, a two-time World Series winner, once with the Red Sox, and again with the Yankees. He’s coming with his wife Michelle, and a bunch of other people. One of their requests is to visit Monaco. Hannah says they have a long preference sheet. She says they want local food, and anything with truffles. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’s feeling confident. If she can please the Queen of Versailles, she can please this guy.

An alarm goes off, and black water system flashes on the computer screens. Travis and Jack continue to goof off. Even though he’s being radioed by everyone, engineer Mike doesn’t miss a beat in doing his strength training. João says it means no toilets or water. The captain tells Jack and Travis, stop drinking, and find the engineer. If they can’t fix it, they have to cancel the charter. Captain Sandy mumbles about them being drunk, and says, it’s ridiculous. It’s not cool. Travis looks for the engineer, while Jack has a smoke. Travis says it’s not their job.

In his interview, João says it’s not against the rules drink after work hours, but it is against the rules to ignore alarms. It’s the lowest level of respect being shown to him and the captain. Captain Sandy continues to look for Mike. Water is backed up in one of the work rooms. Hannah doesn’t want to go on a date with someone who’s wasted. Travis says it’s not his job to check the alarms, and Jack finds Mike. Mike goes to deal with the problem, and Captain Sandy asks Jack if he’s been standing there the whole time. She tells him, today’s not the day not to hustle. He’ll be off the boat so fast. When she sees him next time, he’d better be moving. She tells him, get the room cleaned up. Mike says, it’s clogged. Jack mops. The captain says she’s going to strangle Jack. In her interview, Captain Sandy says, the clog was related to the pump. They repaired the pump, and got the toilets working. Jack tells Travis, hide the beer.

Travis and Jack step off the boat. Travis says they have no connection to the problems happening. Jack says they can have a beer after work. Hannah approaches, and asks Jack if they can do the date another day. She doesn’t want to go after he’s been drinking beer all day. He says it was a stupid move on his part, but he’s going with or without her. She tells him, have fun. In his interview, he says he feels bad. He’s not actually drunk. He tells her, just come, but she goes back to the boat. Jack says, she’s playing hard to get. João joins them, and says they’re pissing the captain off. Travis tells João, it’s five o’clock. In João’s interview, he says he realizes he can’t come out guns blazing with these guys. He has to be diplomatic. Travis says, no beer before five.

Hannah finds Captain Sandy in the crew mess. She says she wanted to make sure the captain isn’t stressed, and tells her they’ll be fine. The captain gives her a hug. In Hannah’s interview, she says she’s felt Captain Sandy’s wrath before, and doesn’t want to again. The captain says, it means a lot, and Hannah says the captain doesn’t have anyone above her to tell her that. Anastasia goes over the menu. In her interview, Anastasia says, people who excel have raw passion and raw skill. June does laundry. In Colin’s interview, he says he finds it hard to talk to June. He’s working on his game.

Aesha asks Jack where they’re going on the date. Travis says he and Hannah aren’t coming. Jack feels badly, but just wants to have a good time tonight. Aesha chooses her outfit. Jack gets dressed up. Aesha is excited. She says with other boyfriends, she’d get drunk, and barely remember their first kiss. She wants to remember all the nice things. She deserves it. Jack puts on in his suit. In his interview, João says he can’t control people’s personal lives. He’s happy Jack is going on a date, but if it was him, he’d lay low because of the mistake he made.

Colin listens to music. Travis gets in his suit, and approaches Hannah, who’s sitting on the bow of the ship. In Jack’s interview, he says he likes Hannah, and hopes this isn’t too awkward. He scares hell out of her when he suddenly appears, and she asks what he’s wearing. He says he decided to make himself look pretty to sit with her. In his interview, he says his parents don’t drink, and wouldn’t appreciate his pinhead antics. Hannah asks why today, when he knew they had a date? In his interview, he says with any job that’s physically demanding, you feel like you’re entitled at the end of the day, and it’s the start of bad habits. She hugs him.

Jack asks for little kiss, but Aesha says, later. She wants the right timing this evening.

João says, oh the irony. Last season he had to worry about his job and two girls. This season he’s in a good place if he can just fix the sh*t show of a deck team. Hannah takes a selfie with Travis. He asks if he should get some rosé.

Aesha toasts to their first night. She says Jack isn’t her type. In her interview, she says she likes the alpha male, who can be an a-hole. Jack is a bit softer. She tells him they can be the most disgusting version of themselves with each other. In his interview, Jack says he’s witnessed true love, and wants it. A guitar player serenades them. On the boat, Hannah and Jack make out

Aesha tells Jack, this could be his moment, and they kiss. In Aesha’s interview, she says she thinks a kiss changes the dynamic of a relationship, bringing in an intimate side. She’s exited to have that with Jack. She likes him, and has no idea where it’s going, but just wants to have fun, and take day by day. They make out in the taxi, and she tells Jack he’s getting greedy. Hannah snacks in her bunk. Back on the boat, Aesha jumps in bed with Travis, while Jack takes a pee. Aesha takes a peek, and tells Jack that he has a nice willy.

The next morning, Colin asks Jack how the date went, and if he and Aesha are Facebook official. The boat is readied. Aesha thanks Jack for last night, saying, it was the nicest thing ever. Hannah cuts lemons and limes. In her interview, she says she’s concerned about June. She’s not answering the radio, she’s struggling with cabins, and the beds haven’t been turned down. Hannah isn’t sure what’s happening, but she was clearly a bit of a twat in her last life. It’s like the last three seasons all over again. Captain Sandy announces the guests are arriving at noon. Colin burps. The crew lines up.

The captain welcomes the guests. Colin shakes Johnny’s hand, and in his interview, says he’s not washing his hand again. Captain Sandy tells João that he’s taking them off the dock. Hannah does the tour, while the captain walks João through the steps. In her interview, she says she’s not rewarding him for last night, but he needs to feel responsibility. She wants to show him how he needs to teach his crew. In João’s interview, he’s thrilled that the captain is giving him the opportunity after what’s gone wrong. It proves she has his back, but anything can go wrong at any time. Aesha gives champagne to the guests, one of whom is a GYN, who’s already talking loudly about vaginas. Hannah is like, oh my God. Captain Sandy points out a boat at the bow that Jack missed. In her interview, the captain says, coming up as a woman in the industry wasn’t easy. She had to constantly work harder than her male counterparts. If a crew member has the willingness to learn, she wants to give them the opportunity. She tells João, good job. In his interview, he says there are few moments in his life he’ll talk about forever, and this is one of them.

In June’s interview, she says, Aesha is patient and kind. You don’t meet many people like that, but she’s not used to scowls. They put fresh flowers in the napkin rings. Anastasia thinks simplicity is key with these guests. She wants to make it fancy, but more low key than sea urchin and caviar. Hannah tries to get June on the radio. June finally comes upstairs, and Hannah tells her to keep her earpiece in. Aesha tells June, it’s all good, and let it go over her head. Johnny says he’ll bang everyone. In her interview, Hannah says somehow she doubts it. Me too.

Aesha asks if she can get the guests anything. Johnny says they’re fabulous. Lunch is Caesar salad, and in her interview, Hanna says, it’s like a meal you can get from your local Chili’s. I dunno about that, unless her local Chili’s is a lot more sophisticated than mine. As much as she wants Anastasia to succeed, she wants her back because she’s selfish. Johnny continues bragging about his sexual prowess. In Jack’s interview, he says he’s over doing double duty. The guests play in the water. June tends bar, and has a problem opening the wine. Clouds come, and the guests get nervous, especially when the boat starts rocking. Captain Sandy says the sea is rough there, but when they go around the corner, it will be calm. That sounds like the weather in my area. Colin and João try to get the jet skis back onto the boat. Colin wonders where the rest of the deck crew is. Johnny steps in to help, and pulls the jet ski back on deck with his teeth. Not really, but he’s pretty jacked, and gets the jet ski in. In Colin’s interview, he says it’s embarrassing when two deckhands can’t get the jet ski back because of a swell, and they have a two time World Series champion helping them.

Anastasia calls Travis to the galley. In Hannah’s interview, she says she’s gotten closer to Travis since he’s been in the galley. He has depth to him, but uses alcohol to suppress his emotions, which a lot of people are guilty of. Captain Sandy radios the deck crew, saying the slide is still on the side of the boat. She needs it brought in now. Travis seems annoyed at helping, and she asks, why the attitude? June irons. Aesha tells Hannah that June is doing well. Colin tells João that Travis is helping in the galley, and in his interview, João says he’s going to have to put a stop to that. Pointing to another yacht, João says, that’s fifty meters, right? and Colin says he doesn’t know what a meter is, but sure. I literally lol. Colin is a funny guy.

For some reason, Hannah isn’t thrilled with the food. The guests are talking about circumcision, and ask Hannah’s opinion. She says she’s never had to worry about it. In the galley, Anastasia asks the other crew members to lower the volume while she’s plating. In Aesha’s interview, she says, Anastasia does two charters and all of a sudden, she’s an artist who needs quiet time. The entrée is filet mignon. A few of the guests want it cooked a little more, and Hannah brings their dishes back to the galley. In Anastasia’s interview, she says it’s annoying to her that the steaks aren’t cooked properly. She’s a perfectionist, and thinks it comes from her mother. She thinks you have to be a perfectionist in the industry, and adds she’d rather undercook something than overcook it. Good point. You can’t exactly take it back. The guests proclaim it’s all good. June tells Colin about Anastasia being annoyed with too many people in the galley. He suggests she call Anastasia out on it, but she doesn’t want an issue. She tells him that she doesn’t feel welcome. In her interview, she says she dropped her life because they needed her. She treats people with respect, and expects to be treated the same way. She tells Colin not to say anything.

João calls Jack to the bridge. He goes over some navigational things, and gives Jack some seafaring hints. In João’s interview, he says he wants to motivate the crew, and teach them what he knows. He wants it to work out for all of them. Hannah cleans up dinner, and the guests act stupid in the lounge, wrestling each other. Johnny announces bedtime, and flips his wife over his shoulder.

Hannah tells June not to have her phone with her all the time. Colin tries to get the anchor up, but it’s stuck. He says, it’s getting caught on something. Captain Sandy says, there’s definitely something on the chain. She calls Travis to get on the tender. João says at 17 meters, he can scuba. They need see what’s going on. Colin tells João, the best thing about yachting is that nothing ever goes well. Sandy tells João to go in, and radios Travis to go with him. The captain tells the guests the goal is to get them to Monaco, and they’ll meet them there. Hannah tells Aesha and June that they need to distract the guests. In Jack’s interview, he wonders, for the wages they get, what’s the point of doing the scuba dive? He wouldn’t want to risk his neck. In Travis’s interview, he says if you get pinned down by the chain at 40 meters, you’re dead. Hannah radios June. Sandy watches as João gets in the water. Hannah decides to look for June. In her interview, Hannah says she doesn’t care if you make a mistake, take too long, or even sleep on your break. Just keep your earpiece in when she radios. Sandy continues watching out for Travis and João. In her interview, she says, if they don’t communicate, one slip could be the end of their life. Hannah tells June that she’s been radioing her.

Travis and João start to go down the chain, and the guests leave for Monaco.

Later in the season, partying, putt-putt, a guest is king of the world, Colin gets another injury, Captain Sandy says yachting isn’t Hannah’s passion, Hannah says Anastasia has gotten too big for her britches, Travis is called out for his drinking, a storm comes up, and Ben is back.

🗽 Million Dollar Listing New York is back on Thursday, August 1 at 9 pm.  

😮 A Surprise Surprise…

I was more surprised than Jason Momoa, when I saw two of his guests were Neil and Lucas from General Hospital.


🏰 Farewell To One of Storybrook’s Finest Citizens…

An untimely for a Once Upon A Time cast member.


🍵 A Cup of Wives…

Shannon makes it Instaficial.


Camille takes a walk.


Ken stands up for his lady love. Ken is the best.


Vicki has me confused. Did I miss something?


Yes, I did miss something. Be sure to check out the Southern Charm video after the RHOC trailer.


While I rarely watch RHOA anymore, I think Cynthia deserves all good things. But poor Peter. He’s really going to have to give up now. Or step up his game.


They’re back.


🌴 In Another Part of Beverly Hills…

Already Jax and Brittany have problems. What a shock.


They also have a $2 million dollar home. I wouldn’t call it a mansion though.


👶 Sad News For MJ…

But she does have baby Shams, and a beautiful pregnancy photo.


🔎 The Plot Thickens…

And in a move we didn’t think possible, T-Rav becomes an even sh*ttier person.


🏄 Oh Come On…

How is August almost here? And why aren’t there more songs about it?

July 26, 2019 – Franco Gets a Warning, Twirling Back In, Ramona Gets a Sale, Five Times Two Quotes & Waits On the Weekend


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Nina looks at the new Crimson issue. Valentin comes in, and she says, she did it. She put aside her loathing for Ava. She’s thinking like a pro now. Valentin asks if she wants to celebrate. She says, local or international, and he suggests the Champs Elysees. She says they will, but tonight she needs him to do a favor for her.

Jax reads the new Crimson issue at the MetroCourt. Hayden sits with him, and says, congratulations. He says he doesn’t deserve the credit; it was Nina’s idea. She says the magazine is great too, but she was talking about the invitation to Windymere. She’s impressed. He says that wasn’t his idea either. Nina invited them. She asks if he isn’t suspicious, and he says, of course (🍷), but do they care? It gives them a chance to search for their objective.

Elizabeth gives Obrecht some paperwork. Franco says she must be excited to get out, but she says, not particularly. Her attacker is still out there. In the hospital, she’s protected; witnesses abound. Out there, it’s open season on Liesl Obrecht. Franco tells Elizabeth that Obrecht is talking about herself in the third person. Chase comes in, and she asks if he’s there to tell her that she fell by accident. Chase says the PD is convinced that she was attacked. Franco asks if they enhanced the photo, and Obrecht asks who attacked her? Hayden? Franco says, she has an alibi. Chase says from the photo, it’s clear her attacker was a man. Obrecht says that’s all he’s got? He says they were hoping she could tell them more, and shows her the photo.

Michal accepts the charges from Nelle’s call. Nelle thanks him, and he asks what she wants. She says she needed to hear his voice today. She assumes he remembers. He says he’s been thinking about Jonah since he woke up. She says, her too. It might help to share their grief together. He says they can’t help each other, but she doesn’t believe that. She asks him to come and see her. Regardless of what he thinks of her, she’s the mother of his child. They lost him a year ago, and she thinks they should be together. He says, okay. He tells Carly that he’s going to visit Nelle in Pentonville.

Valentin asks why Nina invited Jax and Hayden to dinner. She tells him that she wants to gain insight on why Jax has a file on Cassandra. Valentin asks why this is necessary, and she says because she made a mess of things. She should have listened to him, and gone to the police. It was self-defense, and it would have been done then and there, but she thought no one would believe her with her criminal history, so she begged Valentin to cover it up. He says he did, and she says that’s why they’re vulnerable. It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. He asks if she remembers what he said that night. She says he told her that he’d always protect her. He says, he always will. Ava storms in with a copy of the magazine, and asks if this is Nina’s idea of journalism. Nina asks if there’s a problem, and Ava says she’d better have a damn good lawyer. Ava is suing her for everything she’s got.

Ava says, it’s defamation in its purist, ugliest form. Going into detail about her and Kiki being involved with the same men. She publicly outed Kiki’s affair with Griff, and tarnished Kiki’s reputation with whatever she could dredge up. Nina says, there wasn’t one quote out of context. Every word came out of Ava’s mouth. Valentin says Ava should be thanking Nina for her generosity. Ava says, it was a smear job. He says, Nina didn’t mention Nikolas. She could have gone there, and talked about how Ava was with a fugitive while he was faking his own death. The public would have eaten it up with a spoon, but she didn’t go there. Ava asks if they’re really going to talk about Nikolas. Otherwise known as the man she watched Valentin murder.

Jax tells Hayden that he’s never lived at Windymere; she has. She says, good thing she’s tagging along. He says Nina has the false impression they’re an item. She says she thought he was putting an end to that rumor, and he says, circumstances call for him to bend the rules. She says she has no problem keeping up appearances; she welcomes it. He wonders if she’s using it to keep Finn at bay, and she asks if that would be so awful. He says she’s a beautiful woman, but his heart lies elsewhere. She says, his ex-wife? and he suggests they keep their personal lives out of it. She copies that, and he says he’ll pick her up at seven. She says, it’s a date.

Obrecht says, for all they know, it’s Hayden in a pair of pants. Franco says, she has an alibi. Chase says they were hoping there was something Obrecht recognized, but she says nothing that would lead to her assailant. Chase says she admitted that she had a lot of enemies. He suggests they go through which ones were at the party. Franco says, that could take a while, and leaves to make a call. In the hallway, a woman named Chelsea approaches him. She says she’s passing on a message. Kiki congratulates him on getting out of his own way, and letting himself be happy. He asks when Kiki gave her the message, and she says, just now. Kiki visits him more than he realizes. He says she’s a psychic. She says she prefers paranormal influencer, but it’s basically the same concept. He says there’s another one floating around, but she says she’s not affiliated with Sibley. He tells her that Sibley said, soon he might not feel himself. Does she have any idea why Sibley meant by that?

Nelle tells Harmony that Michael is coming to see her. The reason is sad though; it’s the anniversary of Jonah’s birth, and death. Harmony says her grandson was born on the same day. She wishes his father didn’t know, or even know about him at all.

Carly hates that Michael is talking to Nelle, not to mention seeing her face to face, but it’s his life. He needs to do what he thinks is right, and she’ll always love and support him. He thanks her for the lecture she didn’t give him. He knows she’s worried. Nelle is a broken, damaged person, but he’s realized he can’t save her, nor does he want to. She says, thank God he said that, but she doesn’t get why he’s going to Pentonville. He says, in the brief moment Jonah was alive, Nelle was with him; she got to hold him. Michael hates that he never got to meet Jonah, and anything he can know, he wants to know. Unfortunately, Nelle is the only person who can tell him. He’s not going there for Nelle’s sake. He’s doing it for himself and Jonah. He wants feel close to his son. If seeing Nelle is the only way to accomplish that, then that’s what he has to do.

Valentin says, now who’s telling tales? Ava says she was there. She saw the whole thing. He says it’s interesting how she changed her story from the sworn affidavit she signed. She says she was coerced into lying. He insists he encouraged her to tell the truth. Right to her face; her restored face. She tells him, go to hell. He says he’ll meet her there, but first, he has to run an errand for his wife. He leaves, and Nina tells Ava, before she threatens to take them to court again, she needs to look at the responses. They might surprise her – both the content and volume. They usually get 450 to 500,000 comments the first day, but this issue got two million. Say what you want about Ava – Ava says, and people do – she certainly drives traffic. Ava looks on Nina’s tablet.

Franco tells Chelsea that he wants to better understand. Aside from the obvious, what did she mean? Is he going to be sick, have an accident, or a run of the mill identity crisis? She says she can’t interpret Sibley’s message for him; only the messages she receives personally. She looks into the distance, and Franco asks if she’s okay. She says, whatever you do, don’t take that drive.

Obrecht signs her release papers, and Elizabeth says she’ll process them right away. Chase says, the night of the party, she was drinking. Obrecht says she partook of the refreshments. He says, sometimes alcohol can fuel emotion. Did she get into an argument and threaten anyone? She says, who? Her?

Jax calls Carly over and asks, what’s wrong? She says, Michael is on his way to Pentonville to see Nelle. She can’t stand it. She knows they’ll always have a connection because of Jonah, and she wouldn’t wish losing a baby on her worst enemy. But Nelle lost it at the end, and she’s using the baby to try and manipulate him. Jax says, try. Michael won’t fall for it. Carly says, he says he doesn’t feel anything for Nelle. He says he only wants information about the last moments of his son. But she knows his heart, and he’s compassionate. She’s afraid he’s still vulnerable, and he’s been hurt enough. Jax says, she didn’t tell Michael this, did she? She asks if he thinks she’s wrong, and he says he thinks they’re both right. Michael probably doesn’t have things as under control as he’s insisting, but he’s not as vulnerable as she fears either. She raised a strong boy. He has no illusions about Nelle, but if Michael wants hear about his child’s life, as a parent, he gets to do that. Carly says she keeps trying to tell herself the same thing, but it helps hearing it from him.

Nelle asks Harmony if her grandson’s father is really that terrible. Harmony says her daughter used all her strength and fortitude to run while she was pregnant. Nelle says, so he never knew? and Harmony says, not until recently. Nelle asks if he was abusive, and Harmony says, in his own way. Shiloh is the leader of an organization called Dawn of Day. The way he treats his followers, at least the special ones, is sickening. Nelle assumes Harmony’s daughter was one of his special ones, and Harmony says, perhaps the most special. Shiloh drugged these woman, and marked them. Nelle says, marked them? and Harmony explains he tattooed their backs as a sign of possession, that they belonged to him. Then he’d sleep with them, making them think it was consensual. Nelle says that’s how Harmony’s grandson was conceived. Harmony says she’d proud of her daughter, breaking free. She changed her name and left town, putting the baby up for adoption, but now Shiloh tacked her down. He figured it out, and since her daughter didn’t get consent, he has the chance to claim his child from the adoptive parents. Nelle says she’s so sorry. Harmony says Wiley is so happy with his two fathers. Nelle asks, did she say Wiley?

Ava reads the comments. You do you, Ava. Let the people who disagree with her kiss… Ava is an inspiration for bad girls everywhere. Nina tells her, don’t too get excited. Not everyone feels that way. Ava says, regardless, she appreciates the outpouring of support. She continues to read. Her daughter is a hero to women everywhere. If she hadn’t been killed by Ryan Chamberlain, seeing her mother glamorize her grief would have done it.

Franco asks Chelsea, drive where? but she says she doesn’t control the insight. They just come to her, and she shares them. She has to go. She’s meeting a new client.

Chase tells Obrecht, if she thinks of anything or anyone, even if it’s unlikely… She says he’ll be her first call. He leaves the photos there, in case they spark anything. Chase heads for the elevator, and literally runs into Hayden, who’s on her way out of it. She says, it’s him.

Jax tells Carly that he feels responsible for bringing Nelle into their lives. Carly says Josslyn was going to die without a kidney. He would have done anything to find one, and he did. Jax says he had no idea Frank was going to take one from his own daughter. Carly says Jax offered him a million dollars, and he says that’s the part he hates. When he has a problem to solve, he reaches for something most people don’t have, a bottomless bank account. Carly says their daughter is alive thanks to him. She says Nelle’s feelings aren’t entirely different from how she felt about Bobbie back in the day. Jax says Carly quickly realized the reality of the situation. Mistakes were made, but Bobbie was her mother and loved her. Nelle can’t get there. Carly says, Nelle was so stuck in her own interpretation, she was incapable of finding a way out. Jax says that’s not Carly’s fault. Carly says, people are like that. Jax says he’s lucky she isn’t. They would never have gotten together and had their beautiful daughter. He means it as a compliment, and she says she’ll try to see it that way.

Nelle says, Wiley is a cute name, and Harmony says, it’s the name his fathers gave to him. One is a doctor, and the other is a lab technician. They make a lovely family. She can’t bear the thought of Shiloh destroying that. Nelle says, he can’t do that, right? but Harmony says, unfortunately her daughter did break the law. She did it because Wiley was at risk. Shiloh is obsessed with the thought of having a child. Nelle says, it’s not possible, after all he’s done, but Harmony says, she’d be surprised. He’s in a lot of trouble, but he has his ways to get out of it. If it looks like he’ll get that far and he’ll get custody, Harmony prays Wiley’s fathers take their baby and run. Anything to keep him from his birth father.

Ava says she was tricked into trusting Nina, so Nina could crucify her. That was her goal. Increased circulation was just a perk. She believed Nina would be fair. Nina says they were. They gave Ava a platform; no lies, no deception, no fabrication. Some people liked her, some didn’t. Such is life. Ava says Nina is just flying high. From crazy pathetic Nina in Shadybrook – no sanity, no baby, no nothing – to sitting on top of the world. She’s found her beautiful, long lost daughter, she has the magazine, a beautiful stepdaughter, handsome husband-to-be, and don’t forget about her dashing boss. Ava has been where she is, or close enough. Does Nina want her advice? Don’t look down. It’s a long way to fall. Ava walks out of Nina’s office.

Valentin visits Obrecht. He says she looks dry, and Obrecht says, no thanks to her assailant. He hopes he’s not interrupting, and she says she was just looking at photos provided to her by the PCPD. He says, that sounds official, and she says it is. He looks at the picture of her and Franco, and says she looks like she’s having a good time. She says, it’s the person lurking in the shadows that’s important. He pushed her off the boat to her near death. Valentin says, he? She says, the police are convinced it’s a man. Valentin says, hopefully, they’ll find him. She says, from his lips. He tells her that he’s been sent with specific instructions from her niece to escort her home.

Hayden asks if Chase is bringing her to the station again. He hopes she knows it wasn’t personal. He was glad they were able to strike her from the suspect list. He asks if they can hit the reset, and start over.

Obrecht says she can take a car, and Valentin says, her choice. But he still has to assist her onto the launch. She asks, what launch? and he says, to Windymere. He’s not escorting her to her home, but to theirs.

Carly gets a bottle of champagne for Jax, and he asks what he did to deserve it. She says he ran an exposé on Ava. It was everything he promised and more. Her vanity, her shallowness, her refusal to take responsibility for anything. Short of being tried and convicted, it’s the next best thing. He says it wouldn’t happen if not for her. Ava did the interview to spite her. Nina was the brainchild, and he played his part, but Carly delivered her. Carly clinks her water glass to his champagne glass. Ava approaches their table.

Nelle says she admires Harmony’s daughter. She thinks it’s every parent’s right – no, obligation – to do what it takes to protect their child. But even if you take every precaution to keep harm from your loved ones, life happens. You think you have it set up perfectly, but one wrinkle, and you have to adjust. So be it. There’s nothing more important than making sure your kids are safe. The guard comes, and tells Nelle that she has a visitor.

Ava asks what Carly and Jax are toasting. Carly says, the Crimson article. Carly picks up the magazine, and says she marked it. Ava is sure she did. Carly says she adored every word, although it was tough seeing Morgan’s name linked to hers. Given the context, it was worth it. Ava says she just came from the Crimson offices. She hears sales are up. He says he’s very pleased. She asks him to tell her something. Is his revenge complete?

Chase says he’s sorry he didn’t get to know Hayden sooner, and Hayden says, her too. She’s glad he exists, for Finn’s sake. He’d never admit it, but he’s always been lonely. It’s nice he has a brother to look out for him. Chase gets in the elevator, and she says, about the reset; she’s game if he is. He smiles, and the door closes. Elizabeth joins Hayden, and asks if all is good. Hayden asks if Elizabeth has a lunch break. She wants to go house hunting. Lucy is showing her some places, and she’s tired of living out of a suitcase. Elizabeth says she and Franco talked, and they want her to stay with them until she finds a place.

Carly visits Nina’s office, and says the article showed Ava for who she is, and the best part is, it wasn’t a hatchet job. They let Ava do it herself. Nina is glad she enjoyed it. Carly says she thought Jax was crazy, but it was an act of genius. Nina says, while she has Carly there, what can Carly tell her about Jax?

Nelle goes into the visiting room, where Michael is waiting.

Ava tells Jax it was a scathing attack. That’s how he really feels about her, but turned on the charm, and got her to do the interview. He didn’t want a good business deal, he wanted her story told so the world would judge her. He got what he wanted. He says he usually does, tells her, have a nice day, and leaves.

Hayden thanks Elizabeth, but hopes it doesn’t come to that. Elizabeth says she’ll try not to take it personally. Hayden says she needs her own space, and Elizabeth says they have the room if she needs it. Hayden asks if Elizabeth can house hunt, but she says she can’t today. Hayden leaves, and Franco shows up. He tells Elizabeth, it’s probably nothing, and she says, it’s something. He tells her he got another psychic message. She asks if he saw Sibley, but he says it’s from a different psychic, Chelsea. She said, whatever you do, don’t take that drive. Elizabeth asks what that means, and he says, exactly. She suggests they figure it out at lunch, and he asks if it’s within walking distance.

Obrecht tells Valentin she’d rather not go back to Windymere. He says, it’s what Nina wants. He loves her, so it’s what she’d going to get. So why don’t they agree to get along, because the alternative would be very unpleasant.

Chelsea approaches Ava’s table, and introduces herself. Ava thanks her for coming. Ava offers her the champagne Jax left, and Chelsea pours herself a glass. She says she’ll have to thank Mr. Jax, if she’s ever lucky enough to meet him. Ava asks how Chelsea knows Jax ordered the champagne. Psychic flash, or did she ask the waitress? Chelsea says she got an image of him when she touched the bottle. She says Ava wants to believe, but she also wants it to be a lie, because if she’s a fraud, so is Sibley. She can write the experience off as a lapse in judgement brought on by grief. Ava says, convince her otherwise, but Chelsea says, she can’t. She relays messages as she receives them, but it’s up to Ava to believe. Ava says, that’s what Sibley told her, and Ava fired her. She said Kiki was angry, and wanted Ava to leave her alone. Chelsea confirms that, and Ava asks if Chelsea has been in contact with her daughter. Chelsea says she stopped by GH, and could sense Kiki’s presence. She gave Franco a message. Kiki is glad he got out of his own way, and let himself be happy. Ava says, that sounds like Kiki. Anything else? Chelsea says, no. Ava was hoping Kiki had seen the article. Chelsea says, in Crimson? Chelsea loved the cover and found the interview informative. Ava says she did it for Kiki. The question is, was it enough? Now that her sins are on display, can she make peace with Kiki?

Carly asks what Nina wants to know, and Nina asks if Jax is too good to be true. He swept in all supportive, wanting to build up the magazine, and the first thing he did was ax the Ava cover. It occurred to her that maybe he was setting her up, and he wants her to fail. Carly says Jax isn’t too good to be true. He’s really that fantastic. He’s a shrewd businessman, maybe a shark, but never a cheat. If you play fair with Jax, he’ll always plays fair with you. Nina asks if he’s the revenge kind of guy, if you try to screw him over. Carly says, he has the rare ability to cut his losses. She can’t think of a better boss. Nina is surprised they’re exes. Carly says they have an unusual relationship, but it works. Jax is about making things work. If Nina trusts in that, she’ll be good to go.

Nelle is glad Michael came, and he says he didn’t come to talk about them. He came to talk about Jonah. She says that’s what she means. She called him for a different reason, but now it’s all about their son.

On Monday, Franco tells Drew what he did was impressive, Willow wants to clear the way for Julian to be part of Wiley’s life, and Nelle tells Michael that she knows something about their son that he doesn’t.

👗 A Fabulous Return…

Gone with the Wind fabulous.


💰 She’s Movin’ On Up…

She’ll also rent you her Southhampton home.


👄 Quotes of the Week

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Plato

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.Voltaire (Was he referring to Hollywood?)

Wounds heal quicker than hasty words. – Mexican saying, Texicanas

Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes. I can live without you.Bill Murray

Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.George Carlin

My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order. – Dolly Parton

Life is a lively process of becoming.Douglas MacArthur

Man has survived and prospered for more than 150,000years on this planet without the help of use-by dates. – Clarissa Dickson Wright, Two Fat Ladies

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth. – William W. Purkey

🎸 To Those Who Are About To Weekend…

Tom Waits salutes you.



June 28, 2019 – Kim Asks Shiloh For a Favor, NOLA Charm, a Peek At Chefs, Nasty NeNe, Four Cups Of 90 Tea, Three Wives, Two Pump Rules, DecaQuotes & Weekend Heap


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Nina welcomes Drew back. She asks if he’s got a second. She wants to tell him what’s going on around there. He asks her to be specific, and she says she would have appreciated a heads up that he was selling Aurora. He tells her not to take it personally. He didn’t consult any employees. She says he knows how much Crimson means to her. When she was introduced to Jax, she thought he was a great guy, and someone she could work with. Jax stands in the doorway, but her back is to him. She tells Drew, he sabotaged her with the first project. Maybe not he’s not such a great guy, and just pretending. He said he wanted to build Crimson up, but maybe what he really wanted was a tax write-off. She’s asking why he sold her beloved magazine to a playboy who buys and sells companies like vintage handbags. Jax says that’s the first time he’s heard that metaphor.

At the MetroCourt, Curtis tells Valentin that his background check cleared. He’s starting today. Valentin wants to know everything, and says, no detail is too small. Curtis says Jax pleaded nolo contendere to an FCC violation, and it cost him millions. He took a plea so his brother and father could walk. He had to take a loss, but after five years, ended up back on top. Valentin wonders what corners he cut.

Sasha leaves Michael a message. She guesses his project is keeping him busy. She hopes he can make it tonight.

Michael meets Sonny and Carly at the hospital. He apologizes for being late, and says, it’s been a wild 24 hours. Carly asks what he and Jason got into in Beecher’s Corners. He says, it’s a long story. Jason got arrested, and he helped break him out. Carly says, he helped break Jason out of jail? Michael says he looked like an innocent bystander. Don’t worry. Carly says she is, and Sonny says, what the hell? Michael says it was bad timing, but they did find a witness. Carol Lockhart confirmed that Shiloh is a murderer.

Shiloh tells Kim that Oscar spoke often about her. What kind of woman she is; strong, fierce, and loving. Kim says Oscar was angry at her when he was living at the DOD house. Shiloh says, love and anger are different sides of the same coin. It shows how much he loved her that it was shining through in the midst of their difficulties. He knows her loss is immeasurable, and he’s sorry. She says, Oscar’s not lost. She feels him, but it’s not enough. She wants him back for real, and she knows how, but nobody wants to help her. Will he help bring Oscar back? He takes her hands, and says, of course (🍷). He’d do anything to help her. She says she needs to be mother. She tried to explain to Drew, but he didn’t understand. She can’t do it alone, and wants help. He says he needs her to say the words. She wants him to father a child with her?

In the interrogation room, Willow doubts any prisoner get chamomile tea before lights out, and Chase says she’s a special case. The judge might be completely misguided, but he thinks he’s doing the right thing. She asks if Chase thinks she should cooperate, and he says he thinks there’s a better way to protect Wiley than sitting in a jail cell.

Lucas tells Brad that Bobbie thanks them for giving her Wiley this evening. It gives her incentive to manage her treatment. Brad says, it’s the magic touch. Lucas says Alexis called, and asks why Brad didn’t tell him that he’d talked to her. Brad says Lucas had so much going on with his mom’s diagnosis, and he didn’t know how to tell him that her strategy is to reveal Wiley is Shiloh’s son. Lucas says it makes sense, but Brad says as soon as they admit it, Shiloh can claim him. Lucas says, then the case will be judged on their merits. Getting out in front of it is their best chance of retaining Wiley. Brad says, Alexis is wrong, and thinks they should take Wiley and run. Pack the car, get the hell out of Port Charles, and never look back.

Michael tells Sonny and Carly, when Shiloh was arrested, he had Carol brought to him, and convinced her to make a false confession. She had nothing to do with his death. Michael’s phone dings, and he says, dammit. He had dinner plans with Sasha. Carly says, go. It sounds like he could use a night out. He tells them, good luck, and leaves. Sonny says he’s texting Brick about following up on his plans for Dev. Some steps need to be taken before he can become a citizen. Carly wants to know what’s going on, but Dr. Navarro is ready. They go into the examining room.

Kim says she’s giving Shiloh the wrong idea. She appreciates his support, and that he’d be willing to go that far, but she wants a baby that’s part her and part Drew, like Oscar. Shiloh says obviously he can’t help her on that front. She says she could use some guidance. After Oscar died, she read all his DOD literature, and the notes he took. Some of the classes caught her attention. He asks which classes? and she says the ones on persuasive arguments, and how to get through on a spiritual level. Can he teach her how to get through to Drew? He asks if she wants him to teach her how to persuade Drew to have another child with her. She wants Drew to understand the importance of it. She already suggested it, but he doesn’t remember loving her. What they had is lost. It’s on the flashdrive with Drew’s other memories. Shiloh says she and Drew don’t have a relationship. Is she in a relationship with anyone else? She says she’s seeing Julian, but he turned her down before she realized Drew has to be the father. Julian has a lot on his mind anyway. He has some custody issue going on with his son.

Brad says, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago; it’s up to Lucas. Lucas says, no. This is crazy. Running isn’t an option. Brad says they have every right to move, and no obligation to stay. Lucas says, so they pack up and move to North Dakota. The suit will still proceed, and when the truth comes out, it will be assumed they knew Shiloh didn’t give his permission. They’ll be culpable. They’ll be fugitives, and if they’re caught, there’s no way they’ll keep their son. Brad says Lucas’s brother-in-law is an expert at making people disappear. Sonny can help. Lucas says, if they disappear, they and Wiley can never contact their family again. Is that what he wants for their child?

Willow asks if Chase thinks the only way to protect Wiley is to tell Shiloh the baby is his. Chase says she has more agency than she realizes. She can convince the judge that Shiloh is a threat to Wiley’s well-being. She says it will give Shiloh legal claim to Wiley. The only way to protect him is to not disclose Shiloh is his father. Chase says she’ll be in contempt of court. She says she is already, and he asks how much longer she thinks she can keep this up. She says as long as she has to, even if it’s the rest of her life.

Nina says it’s convenient Jax is there, and he asks, how’s that? She says instead of expressing her concerns to Drew, she should be expressing her concerns to the source. He asks if that’s what she was doing, expressing her concerns? It sounded a bit disparaging. Maybe something was lost in the translation. Drew says he’d like to help, but whatever dispute they have, it’s not his business. The terms of the sale are clear. Jax says he’s the sole owner of the print division, and Drew is the sole owner of the TV, radio, and streaming platforms. While they’re under the same umbrella, they operate independently. Drew says, sorry. Nina doesn’t work for him. She works for Jax.

Curtis says he still has paperwork to fill out, and Valentin doesn’t want to keep him. Next time, he wants something viable. Curtis says he can’t give him anything if nothing is there, but Valentin is sure he’ll find plenty. Curtis leaves, and Valentin approaches Sasha’s table. He asks if the seat is taken, and she says, it will be soon. He says he’ll warm it up. He’s been wanting to connect. Sasha says, about…? He tells her, the wedding is in September in Verona, and she says, like Romeo and Juliet. He says after the wedding, she’s free to go home to Chappaqua. She says, there’s been a change of plans. She’s decided to make Port Charles her home for good.

Michael comes to the interrogation room, and says he’s glad both Willow and Chase are there. He’s not glad Willow is in custody, but he wanted to talk to them both. He asks Willow how much she told Chase about her father, and she says, he knows everything. Her father intentionally OD’s because she chose her initiation ceremony over him. Michael says, that’s not what happened. She says she knows he’s being kind, but takes full responsibility. She came to terms with it a long time ago. Michael says her father didn’t commit suicide. He’s sorry tell her, but her father was murdered.

Dr. Navarro comes into the examining room, and asks if Carly or Sonny have any questions or concerns. Carly says they’re just ready to see how the baby is doing. Sonny asks if she thinks there are any complications. She says the protein levels can signify a number of things, but most are benign or manageable. She does a sonogram, and says, the baby is approximately twelve inches long, and… Sonny asks if everything is all right. She says she needs to consult with a colleague. She tells Carly to get dressed, and she’ll be back. Carly asks if something is wrong with the baby, but the doctor says she can’t give Carly a prognosis until she has a consult.

Jax says Nina was a major factor in his decision to buy Aurora. Nina says she thought he wanted to stay in Port Charles because of his daughter. He says she’ll always be his first consideration, but when he assesses a potential investment property, he looks at both the property and the personnel, and he wanted to keep her. He respects her opinion, but wants to make it clear, it’s his magazine. Nina says if he wants his magazine to be better, he needs to give her plenty of room. He says she’s putting Ava on the cover. How much room does she need? Nina says she hates Ava, but it will give the magazine a profile boost. He agrees, and says they’re on the same side. Drew wonders if it’s too much to ask that they shake hands and go about their day. Curtis comes to the door, and asks if it’s a good time. Drew says, it’s a great time. Nina asks why Curtis didn’t tell her that he was in the running for head of security. He says he didn’t want to jinx it, but she says she could have put in a good word. Jax says, his background speaks for itself. Drew says he could have pulled some strings for him, but Curtis says he wanted to get the job on his own without anyone clearing the way.

Willow says her father wasn’t murdered, and Michael says, it’s a lot to process. He and Jason went to see Carol in Beecher’s Corners. Willow says Carol is the one her father got the drugs from, but Michael says, she was brought before Shiloh, who convinced her to confess so he could be exonerated. He’d been arrested, and told her he’d been scapegoated. He said DOD would fall apart unless someone sacrificed themselves to exonerate him, so she went to the police and lied. Willow asks why Shiloh would kill her father. Michael says her father wanted her out of DOD, and Shiloh couldn’t let that happen.

Shiloh tells Kim that he wasn’t aware Julian had a son young enough be in a custody battle. She says, it’s actually his grandson. His son Lucas has a baby boy. Shiloh says, Brad is his husband. Odd that he hasn’t seen Brad lately. Kim says, a baby can hijack your life. Everything else takes a backseat. He asks her to tell him more, but she doesn’t know the specifics. She was focused on Oscar, and didn’t ask. She knows it’s a source of stress for Julian. He’s concerned the biological father will make a bid for custody, and Julian thinks he’s a dangerous man. I ask Kim, why? Why are you telling him this?

Lucas tells Brad, if they skip town, they’ll have to change their identities. They can never tell Wiley who he is, and he’ll grow up in a lie, thinking he’s someone else. Is that the kind of life Brad wants for their son? Lucas doesn’t, or for them. Brad says, if it keeps Shiloh away from Wiley, it will be worth it. Lucas says he’s right. Keeping Wiley from Shiloh is the most important thing. They can’t break the law, and have to be smart about it. He thinks Alexis is right. He thinks they have to be honest about who Wiley’s father is. Well this is going to be interesting when the DNA doesn’t match.

Nina and Curtis say they’ll catch up soon. Nina leaves, but in the hallway, Jax asks her to wait. He tells her, congratulations on the early ad sales. It’s quite a feat. Ava is creating a buzz. Well done. She says she wanted to talk to him about Josslyn interning at Crimson. He says sometimes he forgets he has a teenage daughter, and can’t make her decisions for her. Nina says she tripped over the same stone with her daughter Sasha. When they met, she tried way too hard, and had to remind herself that Sasha is an adult, and doesn’t need her input on everything. She’s glad she and Valentin have a few years left before Charlotte is independent. Jax says they have common ground. The most important thing to them is their daughters.

Valentin says the time for Sasha to return is after the wedding. She says she doesn’t have much going on in Chappaqua since he recruited her to be Nina’s daughter. He says, timing is everything, and they agreed. She says she didn’t expect it to pan out the way it did. She cares about Nina, and Port Charles feels like home. She has a stake in this too. He says not much of one compared to him, and she says, it’s not about him. She has other reasons. He says, Michael?

Chase asks Michael if there’s any corroborating evidence. Michael says Carol is willing to go on record with her story, but a cop stopped her and Jason before they could leave. Willow asks if it was Billy Price, and Michael says it was. She asks how they got away, but Chase says he’s cutting Michael off here for his own good. Willow wonders if her mother knew Shiloh was planning on killing her father. Michael says, if she didn’t, this might open her eyes. It would help a lot if she’d stop protecting Shiloh. Willow doesn’t believe her mom could do that. Shiloh must have lied to her too. Michael promises it will all work out, and she thanks him. Michael leaves, and she says she can’t believe this. Shiloh timed her initiation so that she’d be busy, and her dad would be alone. She says, oh, God. She slept with him after he killed he father. Chase holds her as she quietly freaks about that.

Kim thanks Shiloh for coming by, and he says he’s glad to be of service. She opens the door, and Julian is there. He asks what the hell Shiloh is doing there? and Shiloh says he was just leaving. When he’s gone, Julian asks Kim why he was there. She says she was just asking for advice, but Julian says he doesn’t trust Shiloh around women. There’s a lot she doesn’t know about him.

Carly tells Sonny, it feels like hours. He says the doctor has a procedure, and she’s playing it safe. Dr. Navarro comes back, and Carly asks her to please tell them what’s wrong with their baby. The doctor explains that there’s a pocket of fluid preventing part of the spinal cord from protection. The bones haven’t fused. She says it’s spina bifida, and Sonny asks how serious it is. She says they won’t know until after the birth. Many babies with spina bifida go on to lead thriving lives. Carly says, but not all, and the doctor says in some cases it can lead to developmental impairment.

Brad runs into Charlie’s, looking for Julian. The bartender says he took off, and to try his cell. Shiloh comes in, and says he’s glad he caught Brad.

Kim says Julian is telling her the man her son went to for spiritual guidance has been drugging women and coercing them to have sex? Why didn’t he tell her sooner? She even read Shiloh’s book, so she would feel closer to Oscar. Julian says all he knew was Alexis had reservations. He didn’t know Shiloh was a sexual predator until Sam told him that Kristina had gotten involved with DOD. She’s lucky she got out before Shiloh hurt her. Kim says she’s in shock. She was hanging on his every word. Julian asks why Shiloh was there, and she says she wanted some help from somebody. He says that’s why he’s there. He’s worried about her, and so is Drew. Kim asks if Drew told him what happened; that she wanted to have a baby with him.

Valentin asks Sasha how much she knows about Michael. She says he’s got a huge, complicated family, and he’s genuinely kind, a rare quality. Valentin says, he also heads a major corporation, and has a significant amount of the Quartermaine fortune. She says she’s not after his money, but Valentin says, if Michael hasn’t investigated her yet, someone from his huge, complicated family will. He vetted her, and knows she’ll stand up to scrutiny, but if they go sniffing around, they’ll find out she’s not Nina’s daughter. She promises Michael’s family has no reason to go digging into her background. They’re not serious. He’s just a nice guy she enjoys spending time with. Valentin says he speaks from experience; lying to someone you love is a special kind of pain. You wonder every day if you’ll get discovered and lose everything. If she has any sense at all, she’ll get out now. He leaves, and Michael arrives.

Dr. Navarro tells Carly that they’ll monitor the situation, and determine the severity as it gets closer to the birth. She’ll need to have a C-section. Sonny asks if Carly is at higher risk, but the doctor says, no. Any surgery is a risk, but it’s relatively low. Carly asks if it’s anything she did or didn’t do that contributed, but Dr. Navarro says she did nothing to cause the condition. She leaves to give them some privacy, telling them to contact her anytime if they have questions. Sonny holds Carly, and she cries a little.

Sasha tells Michael that she was worried he stood her up. He says, sorry for being off the grid. Things with his family are kind of crazy. She asks if everything is okay, and he says, it’s headed in that direction. He hopes she wasn’t too bored, and she says, not at all. Valentin looks at them, and Nina joins him. She says, aren’t they adorable? and he says, they’re an attractive couple. She says, they’re perfect for each other. Just like them.

Jax goes back into Drew’s office, and asks what he missed. Curtis says he was sharing his security analysis, and pitching some changes that are easy to implement. Drew says the unknown factor is Jax.

Julian tells Kim that Drew didn’t say anything. He didn’t have to. Julian put it together; that’s why he’s there. She asks if he’s breaking up with her, and he says, not at all (phrase of the day). He says he’s not going to lie and say it didn’t hurt that she went to Drew, but he understands her going to Oscar’s father. If she’s going to have a child, she wants it to be a full sibling, and he can never give that to her. She thanks him for understanding, and he says he just wants her to be okay. She wonders how that’s going to happen, and he says she needs help. She asks if he means a psychiatrist or a grief counselor, and he says they can guide her. She says she doesn’t need guidance. He says he wants her to be better. She says there’s no getting better. Oscar is gone, and she’s never going to see him again.

Shiloh asks if Brad is all right. He seems stressed. Brad says he’s not, but Shiloh says, clearly something is troubling him. They can talk. Brad says he was just looking for his father-in-law, but he’s not there. Shiloh says, the offer stands, and hopes Brad comes back to DOD when they’re in a new location. Brad tells Shiloh to stay the hell away from him, and jets.

Willow says Chase probably has to take her back to her cell. She knows he thinks she should cooperate, but she’s not changing her mind. Chase says he’s the one changing his mind. He never doubted Shiloh is a dangerous criminal. Now they have a witness. They’ll reopen the investigation into her father’s death, and prove Shiloh killed him. He tells her, stay stubborn. Don’t cooperate. It will buy them time to get a statement. It might be enough, but they’ll keep learning the truth.

Shiloh sits at Charlie’s bar. He flashes back to Brad telling him, the birth mother insisted the adoption be closed. She said the birth father was never in the picture. She picked him and Lucas as parents, but now she wants to change the terms. She lives in Port Charles, and keeps finding ways to insert herself in their lives. Shiloh smirks.

Sonny asks if Carly is okay. She doesn’t know. It’s a lot. The worst case, their child will have a difficult life. Sonny says any baby they have will have their love, no matter what, and that’s all that matters. He hugs her.

On Monday, Maxie says this is terrible, Chase talks to Mac about Willow, and Shiloh says he knows who his son is.

🍹 In case you’re still interested, Southern Charm New Orleans is back on Sunday nights at 9 pm. While the original Southern Charm is one of my favorites, I just never got drawn in by its sister show. Sadly, the couple with the little dogs divorced, and they were the only ones I was marginally interested in. I also liked that girl who was on the periphery and liked to stir the pot. I don’t remember her name, but she seems to be gone now anyway. It’s always been one of those shows where, if there’s nothing else on, it’s better than sitcom reruns.

🍗 On the other hand, MasterChef is as good as ever. I finally got a chance to see an episode from the current season, where the cooks were barbecuing for 100 guests, including some former finalists. They were divided into two teams, and the winners (blue) also made the biggest blunder, with team member Subah forgetting to turn on the grill. That’s kind of important. There were still eighteen contestants, so I didn’t even bother taking names, but I did note the captain of the red team, Sarah, could have been the sister of Teddi from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Not only do they look similar, it was eerie to watch Sarah having the same speech inflections, mannerisms, and taking of responsibility – aka owning it. It was a bit of a cliffhanger, since the elimination challenge won’t be shown until the next episode. It also gave me a couple of MasterQuotes:

I need a whiskey or cold beer really bad right now. – Name unknown, but a thought probably shared by everyone.

We should never have sent out raw food, like, period. – Noah, after his team lost.

🌎 NeNe Vs the World…

NeNe used to be fun. Even her ongoing feud with Kim Zolciak was fun. Who can forget, close your legs to married men? But it seems like now she has an ongoing feud with everyone. I stopped watching RHOA a while ago because the whole show became all about shade, and NeNe’s behavior has gotten worse as the years have gone on. I caught some of the last reunion, and she didn’t have a kind word for anyone. I feel badly about Greg’s illness, and realize it’s been a difficult road, but she’s just using it for one more excuse to act any way she pleases. She needs to retire her crown. She was dethroned by her own ego long ago.



😵 A Mess and Stressed…

Well, that’s what happens when you ship in a twenty-year-old Jamaican playboy.



🙈 My Favorite Awful Couple…

And this is what happens when you move in with a guy, his mother, and their cats.


💪 By George, I Think She Really Loves Him…

Or maybe he’s letting her babysit the weed. Either way, it looks like Anfisa is only stepping out on George with some free weights.



💫 Maybe He Just Lives In Another World…

This doesn’t sound like they’re remaining friends.


🗽 Breaking Down Bethenny’s Breakdown…

She just said what we were all thinking.


🏢 While Juicy Joe Languishes…

Teresa gets busy.


💔 At Least It Keeps Her On the Show…

Apparently, Matt isn’t such an every girl’s dream after all.



🌠 Lance Bass To the Rescue…

So Jax and Brittany are really going to do this thing?



👠 The Queen Has Spoken…

And I don’t mean Ariana.


📡 Quotes of the Week

Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.Fannie Flagg

I have decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King Jr.

What we need is to use what we have. – Susan Sontag

Never be limited by other people’s imaginations. – Dr. Mae Jemison

The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline and accountability.Dr. Phil

Sometimes it’s better to be alone than be in bad company. – dude on Mexican Dynasties

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.Henry Van Dyke

What does it mean to regret, when you have no choice? – Laura Brown (Julianne Moore), The Hours

Fake is as old as the Eden tree.Orson Welles

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Virginia Wolfe (Nicole Kidman), The Hours – In other words, get your face out of your phone.

🚴 Go Out and Slay It…

Whether you’re a warrior or not.








June 7, 2019 – Jordan Wakes Up But Ryan Doesn’t, a Househusband Resurfaces, LVP Is Done, Too Close For Comfort, New Shah Revealed, a Half Dozen Plus One Quotes & Another One


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Again I was a little late, but listening.

Carly finds Jax in the living room with a surfboard. He says he can explain, and she says, start talking.

Doc tells Laura that Ryan’s coma is considered an unintended consequence of surgery, but it’s okay with him if Ryan never wakes up.

Every model in the world is booked for September, and Maxie suggests Ava for the Crimson cover.

At Charlie’s, Franco tells Ava that the universe has a way of working things out. Something good came out of something rotten. Ryan is in a coma, and when he wakes up, he’ll be down a kidney and going to Pentonville, a fate worse than death. She says she keeps hearing Ryan taunting her, and Franco says, the best thing to do with a guy like Ryan is to forget him. He thought he was smart, and eight steps ahead of everyone, but he was wrong. He lost, and they won.

TJ tells Stella and Curtis that everything is going great with Jordan. Curtis sees Elizabeth holding the DNR, and asks why she has that. He thought it was a routine surgery. Finn says, it is, but so is a DNR. Any ime anesthetic is involved, it’s a matter of practice that the patient is given that option. Stella says there’s always an off-chance, and Jordan wanted to be safe. TJ says it doesn’t mean they wouldn’t save her, but if she was in a vegetative state, she didn’t want them leaving her there. Which they would.

Laura thanks Doc for telling her the truth. Doc asks if she isn’t disappointed, and she says, no. She’s not sure it’s what she would have done, but she sees why he did. He saved a life, and she can’t find fault in that. She loves him. He thanks her, and says he loves her too. She asks how he feels, and he says, fine. He thought he’d feel guilty, but his brother would never voluntarily give up a kidney. Jordan is alive, and will be with them a long time, and it’s hard to find fault with that. He didn’t bow to the tyranny of Ryan; the illusion he could save him that stems from childhood. Laura says, survivor guilt. Doc is the kid who got away. Doc says he finally realized he has no control and no power over who got hurt. This experience finally gave him the knowledge that he had no more control than Ryan, and had no more choices than he did. He only has a choice as an adult, and as an adult, he chose to maintain his brother.

Jax thinks it will be great for Josslyn to catch a wave. It’s fun and she’ll connect with nature. It will be good for her. Carly says they don’t want to push her, and he says he knows she needs time to cry and process everything, but she also needs to live in the moment, and know, whatever happens, life is still beautiful. He thinks it will help her. Carly tells him, if he says so. He says she’s only resistant because she never wanted to learn. She says she’s a Florida girl, and loves everything about the beach. She just had no desire to surf because her body is her board. He says she just doesn’t want be bad at something. She says it’s true she doesn’t want to look like an idiot falling off, but she’s happy Josslyn learned before she knew what she was doing. He says, Josslyn can’t remember a time when she didn’t surf, and Carly says, thanks to him. She tells Jax that she’s so scared for Josslyn. She’s so young, and this is so huge. Jax sits next to her, and takes her hand. He says she’ll be more than okay. She has them to hold her up.

Carly gives Jax something to drink, and he says he doesn’t know whether to wait there or track her down. Carly says she struggles with that all the time. He asks what side she leans on, and Carly suggests he put the surfboard in Josslyn’s room, and let her find it then. Then, on Saturday, he can call and say, hey, let’s go surfing. Jax’s phone dings, and he says, that was quick. The budget for Crimson is in. Carly says, what? He says he told her that he was going to find something to keep him busy while he was in town. He bought half of Aurora Media; the print division. She says, awesome, but he says she sounds thrown. She thinks it’s a perfect fit, and it’s great he’ll be in the MetroCourt offices. He says, but…? She asks if Drew knows much about him. He asks if she’s implying he’s hard to work with. He admits he likes things to go his way, and is actually a bit of a control freak, but he and Drew have an agreement. While Crimson is still under the umbrella of Aurora, the divisions are completely separate. Carly says, neighbors, but not collaborators, and congratulates him.

Nina tells Maxie that she’s out of her mind, and Sasha says that’s the only explanation. Maxie says she knew it would be a hard sell. Sasha says she’s living proof that Ava is a complete psychopath. Maxie says, tell her why, and Sasha says this horrible woman comes out of nowhere, chats her up, and makes it clear Kiki and Griff weren’t serious. Friends with benefits, she said.  Of course (🍷) she flirted, and Kiki was offended, as she should be. Not only were she and Griff dating, they were exclusive. Kiki kicked her out, and it turns out Ava is a complete whack-job who set her up. Sasha decided to just get on with her life. She ordered room service, and woke up drugged, without clothes, next to Griff in bed. Nina says, sounds like a magazine cover to her. Sasha says the only reason she didn’t press charges was that Kiki and Griff wanted to handle it on their own. Maxie says, it’s Nina’s turn.

Ava asks Franco if now is the time to pick herself up, dust herself off, and start the next chapter. Franco says, a million yups. Ava says she slept with her daughter’s murderer. It’s not easy to move on from that. Franco says if there’s a poster boy for second chances, she’s looking a him. What does he have to thank for that? She says, a brain tumor? He says, after ten minutes, people move on to the next wave of hysteria. Ryan’s had his ten minutes, and he’s done. Hers has just started. There will always be people in the world who will look sideways at people like them, but she can have a great life, which is the best revenge.

Laura tells Doc, it sounds like a breakthrough. Fantastic. He says he still has a lot of work to do. He thinks it will be easier when Ryan is moved to Pentonville. He’s not going to visit Ryan, and is cutting off all contact. He’s truly, finally letting him go. Laura can’t tell him how happy she is. She knows it’s not easy. Doc says, whatever horrible circumstances led Ryan to this, he chose it, and embraced it, and these are the consequences of his actions. At least his life isn’t a total loss. He saved Jordan. Laura says. that counts for something.

Stella tells Curtis that Jordan wanted to cover every possibility and eventuality, but her chances are better than excellent that it won’t be needed. But just in case, those are Jordan’s wishes. Jordan said Stella needed to make that clear, but it’s not something they need to worry about, Curtis doesn’t get it. It’s a straightforward surgery; it seems unnecessary. TJ says, it feels endless. First, the car accident. then they thought Jordan was in the clear, and the bottom falls out again with her kidney. Now they feel like they almost made it, and it’s something new, but he’s come far enough in his training to know when they say standard procedure, it is. There are no guarantees but odds are hugely in his mom’s favor. They couldn’t say that before, but they can now. If even a minute of worry was taken away from her, it’s a good thing. They want every worry taken off, so Jordan’s mind focuses on staying strong. Curtis says, not that he had any doubts, but TJ is going to make one helluva doctor.

Finn and Elizabeth approach them. Curtis says he takes it that their smiles mean it’s good. Finn says, the operation was a success. Elizabeth tells them, Jordan is in recovery right now. Curtis, Stella, and TJ group hug.

Jax tells Carly that the surfboard is on Josslyn’s desk. She asks if Josslyn is aware of his plans to stay being official. He says he was telling her this weekend. Carly says, she’ll be happy. She’s happy he’s staying, but it’s one thing for him and Sonny to be in the same town for an extended period. It’s another for him to stay permanently. They’ll be spending a lot of time together, and she’s hoping they keep the spirit of mutual cooperation. Her plea for peace over. He says, if they want coexist, they will. He asks her to call when Josslyn finds the surfboard.

Nina tells Maxie that she’s not doing this. Maxie says it will be cathartic, and Nina says Ava is not going to be on the cover. Maxie asks Nina to humor. Nina thinks it’s a waste of time, but she will. Nina says she got married young to Silas, and her mother hired Ava to seduce him. They had an affair, and when Nina had her psychotic break, she gave Ava a drug to induce labor. She’s not proud of that, but learned sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to reinvent yourself. She regrets her actions, but it’s not like she’s feeling bad for Ava. She’s a grasping, poisonous bitch. Why would Nina put her on the cover? Maxie says, because she’s a grasping, poisonous bitch, and that’s what sells.

Franco asks Ava, what’s going on with the gallery? Does she have any plans for the next exhibit. Ava says, no, and he asks if she’s heard from any artists. She says, there are a few she has to call back. He suggests she get the next young visionary on her walls. She says she’s also heard from a few collectors, and he says he’s not surprised. She has reputation to uphold, and needs to uphold it. She asks why he cares, and he says she knows why. She’s had enough taken from her by Ryan. Don’t let him take anything else.

Laura knows that Doc said he’s letting it go, and putting it behind him, and she believes that, but she sees a flicker of conflict when he looks at Ryan, like a lingering what if? He says he’s working on it, and she says she knows he’ll defeat it. Maybe this will help. She knows what happened to Ryan is tragic, but it happened to a lot of other children, and they didn’t grow up to be serial killers. Look around. There are a lot of people who suffered trauma, and go on with life. A life that’s full and productive, and they even raise their own families. Doc says, it happens, and she says she thinks it happens a lot. Abuse can explain why someone becomes twisted, but it doesn’t excuse it. Not for anybody. Not for Ryan. Doc looks in the window of Ryan’s room.

Elizabeth tells Jordan that she did great. She wants to make sure Jordan’s pain is under control, and places the button in her hand.

Curtis asks Finn when he can see Jordan, and Finn says as soon as Elizabeth is done. Elizabeth comes out, and Curtis puts a gown on and goes in. I wonder why no gloves, especially when he touches her hand. She opens her eyes, and he says she’s back.

Nina tells Maxie that they’re not going to get new subscribers with one cover. Maxie says, if they do it right, it might push the subscriptions up, and they can charge double for ad revenue. Sasha’s phone dings, and she says Michael wants to meet her. Nina says, go. She and Maxie can take care of it. Sasha leaves, and Nina says she didn’t want to say this in front of her. She doesn’t want Sasha to see this part of her, but she hates Ava more than God hates sin. She’s not lowering herself by exploiting Kiki’s death. Maxie says they’ll keep the focus on Ava. Let her tell as much or as little as she wants to about Kiki. Nina think they’d be protecting Ava by letting her play the sad, grieving mother. She made Kiki’s life miserable. She’s not doing it. She’d rather bankrupt the magazine than put Ava’s face on the cover. Macie says, then she’s letting Ava win.

Carly goes to her doctor’s appointment, and says she thinks she has a future athlete on her hands. She wonders if the MASFP test is just a glorified blood test, and if it’s necessary. Is it better to go through the anxiety that comes along with it, or trust the CVS test? She feels they’re just screening for things because they can. The doctor says, it’s a balancing act between necessary and overboard, but with Carly’s history, she’s in favor of checking all the boxes. Carly says, okay. Better safe than sorry. Let’s do it.

Michael hopes he didn’t take Sasha away from anything important. Sasha says when Nina hears it’s him, she literally says, go; fly like the wind. She says his text was cryptic; how do you feel about small planes? She says she’s fine with them. He says it’s an eight seater. He’d like to take her with him to Martha’s Vineyard.

TJ and Stella look at in on Jordan. TJ walks away, and leans against the wall. Stella tells him that she’s proud of him and how he handled this. He’s had to be a grown up and a doctor, and is probably just as scared as they are. He says she always thinks he’s perfect. She says she doesn’t lie. They all believe in him. He says it gives him the confidence to keep going, and thanks her. Having a strong kickass woman on his side matters. They hug.

Jordan tells Curtis that she already feels better. He says, this nightmare finally over, and kisses her hand.

Nina tells Maxie, Ava will think of herself as a hero. Maxie says, Ava always considers herself the hero of her own story. Nina says, she’s a shallow, despicable, vain human being, and Maxie says their readers aren’t stupid. They’ll see her for who she is. And Nina gets to make money off of her, using her by playing to her weakness. Nina says, vanity. Jax walks in, but Nina says she can’t talk. She needs to track down Ava.

Michael is concerned that he’s freaked Sasha out. They just started whatever it is they’re doing, and he’s asking her to go away with him. Sasha says she’s looking at him like this because Martha’s Vineyard is her favorite place on earth. She’s just surprised. Michael says he’s meeting with a venture capitalist, who asked him to stay at his place for a few days. He thought it would be fun to go together. She says, it sounds incredible. She’s in 100%. She tells him that she’s excited, and he says, him too.

Franco looks in on Ryan. He asks Laura how the patient is, and she says, next stop, Pentonville. He says, home, sweet home. Elizabeth tells them that Jordan is awake, and swears she already feels better. Doc says they pulled it off, and Franco says, they did. Laura says, technically, Ryan did. With the stroke of a pen. Doc looks at Franco. A lightbulb goes on over my head.

TJ calls Jordan a rock star. She thanks them, and Stella says, it’s time to celebrate. TJ tells Jordan that the documentary on snowy owl migration is coming out next month at a select few theaters. Jordan says TJ was looking forward to it, and Curtis says he’s glad she made it. There’s no way he was going. Stella wants TJ to help her go shopping. The food there leaves something to be desired, and she wants to make something tasty for Jordan’s first meal. Jordan says she doesn’t have to, but Curtis says, let her. He’s hungry. TJ and Stella leave. Curtis says thank God everything worked out.

Maxie tells Jax that she’s had no chance to suck up to her new boss. He says he’s fine, and she tells him, suit himself. He asks what Nina was saying about Ava, but Maxie says, it’s not about Ava; it’s about Nina, and how much she loves the magazine. She’d do anything to make it successful, and if this works out, they’ll get revenue and Ava will get what she deserves.

Ava leaves a message, asking if a collector is still interested in a Matisse, and if so, call her back. Nina says she’s been looking for Ava. Ava asks what she wants, and Nina says, to offer her the cover of Crimson.

Sasha says, it’s so amazing. They have to ride a carousel; it’s non-negotiable. She also suggests fishing and a lighthouse. Michael says his buddy told him to check the beaches near the lighthouse, and Sasha laughs. She tells him that she knows why. Bathing suits are optional. He says they’re definitely going then. She says she has to pack, and he says she doesn’t need a suit. She tells him, if it’s optional for her, it is for him too.

The doctor tells Carly to try and relax. Carly says she’ll do her best, and asks if the doctor can rush the results. The doctor says she’ll do her best.

Curtis asks if he can get Jordan anything, but she says she’s good. She asks if he’s okay, and he says, better than okay. It all worked out. He honestly didn’t know if they’d get there. He hoped and prayed, but didn’t know. Jordan says, it’s unbelievable really, that Ryan changed his mind and gave her a kidney. Curtis says, the Lord works in mysterious ways. Jordan says, you’re telling me.

Ryan is wheeled out on a gurney by some cops. Elizabeth, Franco, and Finn watch. Laura comes out, and Doc joins her. They all look at each other. Ryan is wheeled into the elevator as they watch. The elevator doors close, and they all go back to work.

On Monday, Nina wants to give Ava an opportunity to tell the world, Diane asks what Willow suggests she do, and Shiloh asks someone how he goes about tracking a person down.

❓ Remember Him?

There’s really no reason you should.


💔 My Heart…

And where she goes, Giggy goes.


😱 I Can’t…

At least I don’t think so. I have to draw the line somewhere, and I think mothers and daughters sharing bathwater might be it.




👶 Baby Shams…

I can already see the resemblance.


💬 Quotes of the Week

When you’re tiny, you have to be tough. This world isn’t kind to little things.Truman Capote (Toby Jones), Infamous

She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon. – Groucho Marx

A leader is someone knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.John C. Maxwell

The Fyre Festival was an amazing idea. – Ja Rule, not reading the room, from The Skimm

Without music, life would be a mistake.Friedrich Nietzsche

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. – Lemony Snicket

I’m too busy to be bitchy. – my new tagline

👋 Until We Meet On Sunday…

I’m in a bit of a rush, and hoping that’s not reflected in the editing. And if it is, I hope it’s something that makes you laugh.




April 24, 2019 – Laura Approves Ava’s Plan, Ramona Continues To Be a Lying Jerk, a Thought, NoNo NeNe & Bunnies


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

At the small bar in the MetroCourt, Curtis says he only billed Julian for actual time and expenses. Julian gives him a check, saying he covered that and then some. Ava joins them, saying, she hopes Julian gave Curtis a severance bonus, since he hired Curtis as her bodyguard without her consent. Julian says if she changes her mind, he’ll put Curtis back on the payroll. Ava says, thanks, but he was right. She’s been chasing a boogieman to avoid her grief, and it’s no use. Ryan is dead.

Laura tells Doc, maybe Ava’s plan is not so crazy. He says she can’t be serious. She must see how reckless it is. Laura says she’s not convinced Ryan isn’t dead, but if there’s a chance Felicia is right, they shouldn’t sit idly by and wait for Ryan to strike. He’s expressed his jealousy before. Doc says, provoking him nearly got Franco killed, but she says they didn’t know. Now they can predict him better, and know how he operates. Doc asks if she wants him to pretend to be enamored of Ava. She says to sell Ryan on the story, she thinks they’ll have to end their marriage.

TJ wants an honest conversation with Jordan, and asks if she thinks she can do that. She says, yeah; what’s up? He says he’s seen her records, and knows she’s in danger of losing the kidney she has left. She says, it’s nothing serious, but he says he’s a med student, and knows better.

Willow says Harmony practically gave her to Shiloh when Harmony’s job was to protect her. Harmony is her mother. Harmony says she’s more than Willow’s mother. She’s the only friend Willow has. If it wasn’t for her, Shiloh would have known Willow was pregnant when she left. I just have to say it. Harmony is so stunning; I have a hard time looking at anyone else when she’s on the screen.

Chase asks Michael what his family did with his sister. Michael says she left town to clear her head. She’s fine, and she’s in contact with her mother. Chase asks if Michael doesn’t think the timing is a coincidence. It’s safe to move on Shiloh because Michael’s family took her.

Shiloh tells Sam that they must shed what remains between them. First, the physical; then, the spiritual. Sam slips her phone in the back of her waistband, and starts to unbutton her shirt. Shiloh asks if she’s sure, and she says she’s ready. Shiloh reminds me of creepy Uncle Ernie.

Jason asks Sonny how it’s going. Sonny says Kristina bought everything Shiloh taught her. He doesn’t know what it will take to break through. Jason says, Brick might be able to help. He has proof Kristina was drugged.

Neil tells Alexis that exit therapy can be unforgiving, and to go easy on herself. Alexis thinks it can only be up from there. She wonders if she should invite Molly. Inside the house, Kristina tells Valerie to pick up the phone. On the DOD porch, Valerie gets her call. It says unknown caller, but she answers. Alexis tells Neil that Molly is the most level-headed of all of them. She looks in her purse for her phone, and realizes it’s gone. Valerie answers, and Kristina says she needs help. She’s glad Valerie picked up. Valerie asks if everything is okay. Alexis goes back in and finds Kristina with the phone. Kristina hangs up, and Alexis asks what she thinks she’s doing. Kristina says, getting the hell out of there. It’s not happening, and this is Alexis’s last chance. She’s holding Kristina against her will. It’s illegal, and she’ll have Alexis arrested. Neil too.

Sonny says, that son of a bitch. He knew what the test would show, but when he sees it… The bastard gave Kristina narcotics. She could have OD’d. He tells Jason, he’s not continuing with this. Eliminate him. All right. That’s what I like to hear.

Sam says she trusts Shiloh. She fiddles with her phone, and Shiloh continues unbuttoning her shirt. Valerie knocks on the door, finds it open, and walks in. Sam tells Shiloh, someone is there, and he says don’t let it distract her. Valerie calls for Kristina.

Willow says she doesn’t know what Harmony is talking about. Harmony says Willow should have disposed of the pregnancy test after she left town. Willow can’t believe she dug in the garbage, and Willow says Shiloh had them combing the countryside around the compound. Anyone else would have told him. Shiloh has no idea Willow was pregnant with his child when she left. Willow thanks her, and Harmony says she wants to meet her grandchild.

Doc calls Ava. He tells her that he and Laura have reconsidered her plan. They’re in.

Alexis asks Kristina, please just try to work with them. Kristina says like she has an option. Alexis says she does, but it will be easier if she cooperates. She asks who Kristina called, and Kristina says Alexis is scared. She’s afraid because she kidnapped her own daughter. Alexis says Kristina was rescued form a cult, and Kristina tells her, stop saying that. Alexis is just scared because she knows it’s wrong. Neil tells Kristina, calm down. Everything will be okay. Kristina says he should be scared too. Does he think they’ll get away with this? Alexis asks again who Kristina called, but Kristina says she doesn’t have to tell Alexis a damn thing, and goes upstairs.

Shiloh asks what Valerie is doing there. She says she tried knocking, but the door was unlocked. Shiloh says, it always is. She had no idea Sam was involved with DOD, and Sam says she started taking courses a while ago. Shiloh asks what he can do for her. She says she’s not there on police business; she’s looking for Kristina. Shiloh didn’t know they speaking again, but Valerie says she hadn’t seen Kristina at Charlie’s. Shiloh says she hasn’t been there for a few days. Valerie says Molly thinks she turned her back on DOD, but it struck her as odd, since she loves it there so much. Sam tells her that their mom said Kristina needed to clear her head, so she has no idea where she is.

Michael tells Chase that Alexis says Kristina is fine. Chase wonders if Kristina would agree. Michael is hoping she’s free from Shiloh’s influence, and has turned a corner, and Chase hopes that’s the truth. If his family has taken her against her will, it will give Shiloh a weapon he won’t hesitate to use.

Harmony asks what Willow had; a boy or a girl. Willow says, a boy, and Harmony asks what his name is. She can’t wait to meet him. Willow says she was pregnant with a boy, but miscarried. Harmony says she’s sorry. Willow is too, and Harmony says she should come home. Willow says, DOD isn’t her home. Shiloh isn’t her friend or teacher. She promised herself that she would never go back, and she never will. Harmony says Willow suffered the loss of a child on her own. How sad, and yet, how convenient.

TJ tells Jordan to stop talking to him like he’s a child. Dialysis only delays the inevitable, and if her remaining kidney fails before she can get a transplant, she’ll die. She says she knows, and he asks if Curtis does. She says, no, and TJ can’t say a word to him.

Julian tells Curtis that Ava won’t be happy until she sees Ryan’s corpse. Curtis says hopefully, he’ll find some proof either way. He’s headed to Canada to follow a lead. He’s going to see if Ryan survived. Julian isn’t the client on this case, but it doesn’t mean he can’t be.

Ava knows Laura was opposed to the plan, but Laura says she changed her mind. Ava guesses Felicia helped her realize the opportunity. Laura says the most important thing is, she and Doc made the decision together. Doc says they’re going to hold off on a public reconciliation, and Laura adds, until Ryan is brought to justice. Ava that’s what they all want, for Ryan to finally face justice. Ava wants a drink to celebrate, and goes to the bar. Laura follows, and tells Ava she wants to clarify things, so there’s no room for misunderstanding her position.

Jason thinks Sonny should reconsider the timing. Neil is just getting started with the deprogramming. Kristina will blame herself. She’s made mistakes, but always had a place to go back to. She could count on Sonny. She looks up to him. If he takes Shiloh out, he risks losing Kristina forever. Jason knows it would hurt Sonny, but it will hurt Kristina worse.

Neil asks if Alexis can find out who called. She says it’s a Port Charles area code, but it’s no one in her contacts. Neil wonders if it’s someone from DOD. Alexis says, possibly, and suggests calling back, but he says, no. It would cause too much attention. He looks at the number, and checks online. He says, it’s definitely a cell number in New York, but there’s no other information. I don’t know what he thought he’d get online for free. Alexis asks, what if they call back? and he says, don’t answer. She can’t believe she left her phone. Neil says maybe she wanted Kristina to find it. She asks why she’d do that, and Neil says to spare Kristina the pain they’re putting her through.

Willow tells Harmony, there was nothing convenient about it. It was the hardest thing she’s gone through. Harmony apologizes for her poor choice of words. It’s emotional for her too. Finding Willow, finding out she had a grandson who didn’t make it. She asks if Willow wants to talk about what happened, and Willow shakes her head. She asks why Harmony didn’t tell Shiloh that she was pregnant, and Harmony says she wanted to give Willow the opportunity to make the right decision on her own. Willow thanks her, and Harmony says, Shiloh doesn’t realize he almost had a son. Willow says Harmony isn’t saying anything, is she?

Valerie wonders if Kristina is staying with out of town friends, but Sam has no idea. She didn’t say where she went, just that she was clearing her head. Valerie hopes she does. The last time she saw Kristina, she seemed confused. She says, if Kristina checks in, have her call. Shiloh says, it’s up to Kristina, and Valerie says she gets how free will works. Shiloh was under the impression that Kristina had moved on from their relationship. Valerie says, you never know, and asks Sam to make sure Kristina gets the message. She leaves, and Shiloh tells Sam that she did great. Sam says she was just telling truth. She has no idea where Kristina went. Shiloh isn’t talking about that, but her willingness to shed barriers. She tells him that he’s a great motivator. Shiloh thinks they’re ready to take this to the next level.

Laura tells Ava, if they do this, she needs to establish boundaries in Ava’s relationship with Doc. It’s just for show; nothing more. Ava says, is she joking? Laura asks if it looks like she is, and Ava says it’s her neck on the line. Doc too. It’s a sting. Laura says, it’s a fake romance, and a fake affair. Remember every minute that he’s married to her. If for some reason she forgets, or the lines get blurred, remember that she’ll answer to Laura, and she doesn’t want to be on Laura’s bad side. Ava says Laura can rest assured she has zero interest. When she looks at Doc, she sees the face of the man who murdered her daughter. It’s not easy for her either. Laura says, let’s hope it works. Laura returns to the table, and Doc asks if everything is settled. Laura hopes so. She can’t believe he and Ava will be an item. He says he can’t either. She asks if they should stage a public argument to kick it off. He has a better idea for how to spend their last night together.

Jordan tells TJ that Curtis is picking her up, and she’d appreciate it if he didn’t say anything. TJ asks if she means don’t mention her life is at risk from kidney failure. She says she’d rather they spend the time loving each other, than Curtis worrying. Let her handle it her way.

Chase tells Michael that kidnapping is false imprisonment, and he could be facing criminal charges. Valerie comes in, and Michael says she can have his seat. He jets, and Valerie says, he couldn’t get out faster. She asks if he knows where Kristina is, and Chase says, no. Did she have any luck at DOD? She says, sort of. Before she went inside, she got a call from Kristina.

Harmony says she’s not telling Shiloh. She’ll give Willow the opportunity to tell him herself. Willow says that’s the last thing she wants. He can never know she was pregnant. Harmony let Willow join the Trust, knowing she’d have to sleep with him, thinking she’d score points. It backfired. He liked Willow too much, and Harmony was jealous. It’s so twisted, and so sad, because the thought of Shiloh makes her skin crawl. Obviously, Harmony would do anything to get his approval. Even pimp out her own daughter.

Sam tells Shiloh that she’s ready to take things to the next level. He asks if she’s sure; it’s a big step. She asks if he has doubts about her, and he says, none at all. She thinks she’s proved she’s willing to take down barriers with him, and for him. He makes it easy. All she needs is here. He thinks she’ll make a wonderful addition to the family, and she says nothing would make her happier. He wants her to go home, and wait. He’ll let her know the next step of the process. She can’t wait.

Sonny tells Jason that he’ll leave Shiloh alone until Kristina is stronger. Jason wonders if it would help if Sonny tells her what would have happened. Sonny asks if he means Shiloh sleeping with her, but Jason says he has proof she was drugged. Sonny says Neil told them if they push, she could shut down, and she’ll think they’re lying. If she said anything to Shiloh that incriminates Sonny – and she probably did – Neil says she’ll drown in guilt. If they keep pushing, she’s going to shatter – Neil’s words.

Alexis tells Neil that the future of her relationship with her daughter and career are on the line. Does he really think she’d sabotage that? He says, not intentionally, and she says, don’t shrink her right now. He says, people often unconsciously sabotage their own interests. It’s human. She says, so unconsciously she’s trying to keep Kristina from the pain of deprogramming? He says it’s not his job to tell her what she’s thinking. She asks why is she paying him? and he says to guide them through the process. She respects his professionalism, but not the abstract ethical work game. Stop waxing philosophical, and tell her what to do. He tells her, trust the process. If they push too hard, Kristina will shut down. Alexis asks if he knows he’ll be implicated as well, and he says he’s well aware of the risk. Alexis gets why she and Kristina’s family is doing this, but why him? He says he doesn’t want lose someone else to this. She asks what he means by someone else.

Sam goes to the docks, and finds Jason. He asks if she’s okay, and she says she doesn’t know if she can do this.

Harmony comes back to DOD. Shiloh asks how Willow is, and she says hostile and defensive. He’s sorry to hear that. Since she’s Willow’s mother, he thought she could reach her. Harmony says she tried, but Willow is absolutely determined not to… He says, what?

Alexis says it’s not the first time Neil said he’d been personally affected. He says he’s already touched on topics that breach ethics. He’s not disclosing personal details. She says, so he admits it’s personal? He says he told her that he had experience with families in similar situations. They don’t always have a positive outcome. She asks, what about her daughter. Does he think she can recover?

Valerie tells Chase that Kristina barely had time to say anything when the line went dead. There was no number, so she couldn’t call back. Chase asks if she thinks Kristina hung up. She says, or someone else ended the call. Chase says, Shiloh? but Valerie says she saw him right afterwards, and he was with Sam. They both said Kristina was off somewhere to clear her head, and she doesn’t see why they’d lie. Chase tells her, back up. Sam was with Shiloh?

Doc and Laura get busy. I start thinking about what I want for dinner. There isn’t even a song part.

Ava calls Julian, and asks, what’s going on? He says, tell him. She’s the one up to something. She didn’t just drop her vendetta. Does he need to be worried? She tells him, relax. She has everything under control.

Laura and Doc bask in the afterglow. She says she missed this. He says he missed her. She says, tomorrow, their relationship becomes secret. He suggests they just enjoy tonight. They have a lot of time before tomorrow morning. She laughs, and they kiss.

Curtis tells TJ that he’s taking his gorgeous woman to dinner, and asks if he’d like to join them. TJ says there’s nothing he’d like more than to be a third wheel. Enjoy. Curtis needs a favor. He says he’s heading to Canada on a case, and asks if TJ can look after his mom. Jordan says she’s a big girl; she can handle herself. Curtis says, a little back up never hurt. He asks if he can count on TJ, and TJ says, of course (🍷).

Jason tells Sam about Shiloh accosting him at the gym. If he can get Jason to punch him a second time, Shiloh will press charges. When he saw he wasn’t getting anywhere, he left. Sam says she found the room where the Pledges are kept, but she got interrupted. Jason says, tell him where it is, but she says, it’s too dangerous. She has reason to be there. It’s near the attic room. Shiloh showed it to her today. He says she’s obviously upset by what happened, and Sam says Shiloh wanted to give her a lesson in reveling herself. He took off his shirt, and wanted her to do the same. Valerie shouted for Kristina, and that stopped the whole thing. Jason says, did he ask her to drink anything? and she says, why? He says, Brick tested the cup, and found traces of narcotics. She asks if there’s any way to trace it back to Shiloh, but he says, nothing that would hold up in court. She says then she has to keep going. She has to get the evidence to take down this sleazy bastard.

Shiloh asks what Harmony is talking about. She says Willow made a new life, and wants nothing to do with her. Shiloh is sorry it didn’t go well. Harmony is too, but it gave her clarity about her purpose, and the best way for her to serve. She thinks it’s time she goes back to Beechers Corners.

Valerie tells Chase that Shiloh came out shirtless, and Sam was buttoning up. She knew Sam was studying there, but didn’t think it had gone that far. She was crushing big time. Maybe with Sam being there, Kristina bailed. Maybe it’s legit. Chase says that’s not impossible, but Michael was stonewalling. Valerie says, standard procedure for the Corinthos clan. Chase says there are two possibilities. Kristina took off on her own, or they took her. Either way, she’s a missing person, and he thinks they need to investigate.

Willow picks up a book she dropped at Kelly’s She sits at the table, and looks like she’s about to cry.

Michael meets Sonny at the MetroCourt. He says he met with Chase, and he’s asking a lot of questions. He told him that Kristina contacted Alexis, but he didn’t buy it. He knows how bad DOD is, so it’s not a big jump to realize they wanted to get her away. Sonny doesn’t care what Chase thinks. He has no proof, and he’s not getting any.

Neil tells Alexis, it helps to have a strong support system, and Kristina does. Alexis says a highly dysfunctional one, a crazy extended family, a criminal father, and a neurotic mother. Neil says, families aren’t without complexities. But love, loyalty, and commitment count. Alexis wonders what else she can do to help. Kristina listens from the stairs. Neil says, there’s nothing to do but what they’re doing. Alexis says when she looks in Kristina’s eyes, she doesn’t recognize the person looking back. She doesn’t recognize her own daughter. Neil knows, and tells her, be patient. Use the right words and phrases, Alexis says she wants her daughter back. Neil hugs Alexis, and Kristina watches.

Tomorrow, Ava tells Felicia that they’re ready to put their plan into action, Josslyn tells Oscar that they’ll be blown away at the Nurses’ Ball, and Carly wonders what the chances are for the baby inheriting something.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Parked in a limo, Bethenny sees Sonja, and yells, hey, hooker! as she walks past. Sonja doubles back, and says she thought it was just an everyday person calling to her. She gets in the limo, and Bethenny introduces driver Albi. Sonja says, last night was fun. Bethenny says it started off pleasant and boring, then it took off. They laugh about Bethenny kissing Barbara. Bethenny says, Tinsley has gotten herself in a real mess. Sonja says, her mother always told her, users get used. Bethenny says, marry for money, you pay for the rest of your life. In Sonja’s interview, she says Tinsley is using Scott to get on her feet again, and Scott is using Tinsley as a pretty girl to be seen with, and party with. Bethenny says it seems a strategic operation to lock an unlockable guy down. Sonja says, it’s weird; a façade. Bethenny wonders who can’t call their boyfriend. She and Sonja are going to Brooklyn to see Sonja’s friend, artist Hunt Slonem. Sonja owns many pieces of his art, and collected it when she could afford to. They marvel at the outlets as they drive past, and say Costco! together.

LuAnn leaves an Al-Anon meeting with Tinsley. In her interview, LuAnn explains that Al-Anon is a group that offers recovery programs for the friends and families of alcoholics. She thought it would be beneficial for Tinsley – and for her – since she has a history of alcoholism in her family. Tinsley says she doesn’t mind sharing her stories, but doesn’t like speaking in public. She felt strange and guilty talking about her anger toward her dad. She and LuAnn have coffee. In Tinsley’s interview, she can’t say how she feels about the experience. She isn’t sure if she’s going to continue, but she’s glad she made the initial step, and tried. LuAnn asks what happened when Tinsley lost her sh*t with Bethenny? LuAnn says Tinsley is stuck between a rock and a hard place, and it’s like a high wire act. Tinsley says they’re not living in the same place, and she feels like he’s not comfortable with who she is; the public person. She tells LuAnn, it’s officially done, and they’ve broken up. LuAnn asks when this happened. In her interview, LuAnn says, that should be the headline. Tinsley is burying the lead story. Tinsley says it happened after the dinner. She feels strangely relieved. In Tinsley’s interview, she says when she got home, she called Scott. She said she needed more; she needed him to be there. He said no; he can’t. So that’s all she wrote. I have to say, she doesn’t seen very sad about it. Just the opposite. LuAnn is glad she’s decided to move on. Tinsley says she tried and tried, and it didn’t work. She has to move on. LuAnn says, it’s a big step, going to a meeting, and hugs her, saying, she should be proud of herself. Tinsley says she has the circus on Saturday, and LuAnn says she’ll be awesome.

Sonja feels guilty. Hunt has been there a year, and she hasn’t seen him. I’m not always a fan of modern art, but I like what he’s doing. There are quite a few bunnies represented, and Bethenny asks why they’re his signature. Hunt says he’s actually more of a bird person, but it’s the Chinese zodiac symbol for his birth year. He was born in the year of the rabbit. In her interview, Sonja says she knows Bethenny has been collecting art, and wanted share Hunt with her. She doesn’t with everyone. They look at the pieces, as well as his personal photographs. Bethenny sees a framed photo of Hunt and Sonja, and also one with Tinsley in it. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, it’s really real. The time before Tinsley turned into a pumpkin. She got a mug shot and restraining order, and vanished. Now she wants to be a princess again.

They hear a lot of bird sounds, and follow them to Hunt’s aviary in the back. Bethenny says she’s taking pictures of this normal circumstance. Hunt says everything is everywhere, and Bethenny wonders where TF is she? A parrot wolf whistles. In her interview, Bethenny says she’s never been any place like this, much less an art gallery, and everyone is acting like it’s normal. She thinks a bird pinched her ass. Hunt puts fezzes on Sonja and Bethenny’s heads. In Bethenny’s interview, she says, Sonja was never more of a Morgan than today. It legitimizes her stories.

Dorinda goes with Tinsley to the Big Apple Circus. In her interview, Tinsley says she grew up going to New York City, and they went to the circus every year. This means everything. She’s back in NYC, and back to the place where she needs to be. Her dad would be excited for her. VP of brand marketing, Shoshana, greets them, and tells Tinsley that her outfit is very cute. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she’s super jealous. She should be in the circus. They watch the acrobats practice, and Dorinda takes pictures. Shoshana says Tinsley doesn’t have to, but can go up there if she wants. Dorinda thinks this could have been one of her talents. She knows how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Dorinda gets into a harness, and climbs up. Tinsley says she’ll do the watching. Dorinda swings a couple of times, and floats down to the net thing. In her interview, she says it confirms she’s so the circus. It’s Tinsley’s turn, and in her interview, she says Dorinda might be trying to outshine her, but the guest ringmaster is moi.  Tinsley climbs up. Dorinda is hoping they see Tinsley’s fear, and make her honorary ringmaster. Tinsley remembers watching the circus as a child, and it’s crazy that she’s up there. In her interview, she says it feels special, exciting, and cool. She does some swings, and thinks maybe it’s her new calling. Shoshana says, since Tinsley isn’t afraid of heights, she’ll be coming down in lyra hoop.

LuAnn, Ramona, and Sonja go to T Bar, where they run into mutual friend Michael. In her interview, LuAnn says he’s an UES fixture. Sonja declares you should only marry old guys, and not have sex with them. I’m not sure how you stay married then, but okay. LuAnn insists she hasn’t had sex with him, but Sonja has the feeling they did something. Mario shows up. In Sonja’s interview, she says Mario wasn’t himself when he and Ramona split up, and was behaving oddly. She remembers when they were one big happy family. We flash back to 2011-12. He says he bears gifts, and gives Ramona some turtle jewelry he found in the office. We flash back to turtle time, as if we could ever forget. He also found some True Faith Jewelry T-shirts. In her interview, Ramona says Mario was going through a midlife crisis, and in a weird dark place. It was like she didn’t know him, but he’s back to the charming, fun guy she married, who was great to be around. Sonja talk to Michael, and LuAnn makes herself scarce. In LuAnn’s interview, she says, Ramona is like a schoolgirl; giggly, and googly-eyed.

Ramona tells Mario that she waited to get married because she wanted it to last forever. Mario thinks there should be a new rule, and marriage should be a renewable contract. Every seven years or so, the couple decides if they want to renew. Ramona thinks communication is important. You have to say why you’re not happy, and not wait until things go to sh*t. LuAnn joins them. She thinks it’s a good idea, and asks if this means he’s renewing. In Ramona’s interview, she says Mario is still easy on the eyes, and she likes flirting with him, but she doesn’t think she wants him back.

Dorinda books a hotel suite for a spa day. She wondered what she could do to get the girls together, and nothing but the Plague would keep them away a spa day. She also has a bone to pick with Ramona. They went to the Angel Ball together, and Ramona ditched her for bigger, brighter, faster, richer. We see a clip where they’re seated at the same table, and Ramona switches tables to sit with someone else.

Sonja explains that she has to go to a luncheon, and is going to leave early. Dorinda says she’s staying at the same hotel while her apartment gets done; she’s moving next week. She says it got to the point where she didn’t even want to get her old apartment cleaned. She’s over it. We see pictures of her new apartment. Sonja says she’s going to talk to Barbara. She’s been making faux pas with the group. Dorinda approaches Ramona, saying Ramona didn’t tell the truth to Page Six. In her interview, Dorinda says Ramona told the paper she was just table hopping at the Angel Ball. She needs to admit she ditched Dorinda for a better table, after she said they were going together. Barbara says, is this spa day? Ramona tells Dorinda she didn’t have any control over where she was sitting, and Dorinda says she took someone else’s seat. They came later. Ramona claims her ticket was for table 61, and we flash back to five minutes ago, when the staff clearly told her it was table 62. Ramona swears on her daughter’s life, as she jumps up and down in front of Dorinda, making hand gestures. In Dorinda’s interview, Dorinda says Ramona wants it to go away, and if she insists it didn’t happen, it will, but it’s not. Dorinda says she was upset. She went there for Ramona. Ramona says Dorinda made a huge scene, but Dorinda tells her that she just said it wasn’t cool. Ramona says she’s not making it up, and pushes Dorinda. Physically pushes her. Surprisingly, Dorinda doesn’t punch Ramona’s lights out, and only says, don’t push me. Ramona says Dorinda isn’t listening to her. Wow. Really? Leave that stuff for the family. In her interview, Sonja says Dorinda nailed Ramona for social climbing. Ramona went to the Angel Ball for the first time the year before, so she was gung ho to hop to tables and leave Dorinda in the dust. Dorinda tells Ramona that she didn’t bring John because Ramona said it was a girl’s night. In her interview, Ramona babbles about not knowing how the tables were set up.

Tinsley arrives, and asks why Sonja is all decked out. Sonja says she has a luncheon to go to, but she’ll be at the circus. Dorinda tells Ramona, thank God she had a friend from London at the Angel Ball, or she wouldn’t have known anyone there. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she doesn’t like this side of Ramona. She’s been self-involved lately. Lately? She has met Ramona, right? Ramona decides that the people who do the seating lied. They saw Dorinda was upset, and threw Ramona under the bus, lying about which table she was supposed to be at. Barbara also has to leave early to go to a job site. In her interview, Dorinda says she’s not going to be mad again, since she’s in healing mode, but it’s sh*tty that Sonja and Barbara knew she had the day planned, and they’re leaving. It was a huge endeavor. Sonja tells Barbara that she needs to connect to Dorinda, and Ramona. Sonja was shocked when Barbara said she didn’t like Ramona. Has Sonja met Ramona? We see clip at the Berkshires dinner, where Bethenny asks Barbara if she likes Ramona, and Barbara says, not so much. Dorinda tells her the feeling is mutual, so they’re all set. Sonja tells Barbara, it got back to Ramona. In Sonja’s interview, she says the best approach is to tell Barbara right away when there’s something wrong between her and Ramona. Because Ramona will kill you in your sleep. Sonja tells Barbara, just bring it down a notch.

Dorinda tells Tinsley that Ramona lied to Page Six. Tinsley says she doesn’t look at Page Six unless someone tells her that she’s in it. In her interview, she says when you’re on the cover is when you have to care about it. We see the New York Post headlines with her mug shot. LuAnn isn’t able to come to the circus, and Bethenny has her daughter. Ramona says she called it. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she can’t stay mad at Ramona; they’ve done this for twenty years. She just wants to get it behind them. LuAnn comes in, wearing this amazing necklace made of huge metal circles. In her interview, LuAnn says spa day is a good fill in for popping a champagne cork. Barbara tells Dorinda that they got off on the wrong foot. Dorinda isn’t sure why, and Barbara says she wants them to support and empower each other. She doesn’t want to fight. She wants a reset. Dorinda agrees, and says she respects Barbara. They decide to pick up the phone and discuss things rather than yell.  Dorinda says this means a lot, and they hug. It’s been bothering her. She and Barbara are alike; tough on the outside, but with a big heart. In Dorinda’s interview, she says Barbara finally got that she’s being used. Dorinda has always been her friend. It’s like the lightbulb went on.

Dorinda shows LuAnn the suite’s upstairs. The go out on the terrace. Tinsley tells Sonja that she and Scott broke up. Truth or Dare triggered something in her with the phone call. Scott has a difficult time being in that part of her life in New York. In her interview, Sonja thinks this is healthier for Tinsley. Scott isn’t a bad guy, but sometimes people just aren’t right for each other, and Tinsley depends on him too much. Tinsley tells Bethenny the second she walks in the door. In her interview, Bethenny says, with Tinsley, there’s never any foreplay. Just jam it in, no lube, and let’s get started. Bethenny asks if the dinner, and Tinsley says, yes, but it’s fine. Bethenny says Tinsley is the poster child for break-ups, since she’s always so happy about it. Tinsley says it wasn’t right, but she didn’t know how to define it. Bethenny congratulates Tinsley, and hugs her. Tinsley says she’s surprisingly calm. In Bethenny’s interview, she says she feels vindicated. She’s putting her I-Know-It-All badge back on. Tinsley is relieved that she’s moving forward – starting Sunday. Bethenny says it’s ironic she’s going to be a ringmaster. She was not the master of a ring in her relationship. Tinsley tells Barbara and Ramona the news, and Barbara says she’s sorry. Tinsley has to repeat why it’s actually a good thing. In her interview, Dorinda says Tinsley has had so many break-ups and getting back together, she doesn’t know, but okay. Bethenny asks how single’s night went, and LuAnn says, guess who walked in? Bethenny guesses Tom, but LuAnn says, Mario, and Ramona acted like a schoolgirl. They all ask if Ramona hooked up with Mario. LuAnn says she took him home, but Ramona says, no. He walked Coco, and she stroked his face with cream. Not hers; her skincare line. In her interview, Ramona says, that’s it, girls. She’s sorry they don’t get it.

Barbara asks how Ramona is, and Ramona snarks, how does Barbara think she should be? This woman is so not worth it. Barbara says she’ll be there until 1:30 if Ramona wants to talk. Ramona says Barbara loves wrap dresses, which makes total sense. She thinks Barbara should change it up. Barbara suggests Ramona take her shopping, which causes Ramona’s brain to short out and say, but Barbara is now known for the wrap dress. Barbara says Ramona can show her what she likes. Ramona asks, why? since Barbara doesn’t like her. Barbara says she’s sorry. She said something she shouldn’t have, and would like to get to know Ramona better. Ramona asks why Barbara said it, and Barbara says sometimes you get caught up in the moment, and apologizes again. Ramona accepts it, but refuses a hug. In Ramona’s interview, she says she was ready to come at Barbara, but couldn’t. Who would think a wrap dress would disarm this conversation? They butt bump instead.

This season – the Big Apple Circus, dance class, sitting on Santa’s lap, LuAnn’s new house, pottery class, LuAnn records Feelin’ Jovani, a trip to Miami, Bethenny tells Tinsley that they don’t have time to wait for a man to get a baby, Dorinda cries over her boat, Bethenny says not everything is about LuAnn, LuAnn says nobody can rock her boat, Bethenny has it out with LuAnn, and then breaks down.

📰 On Watch What Happens Live, Andy asked guests LuAnn and Barbara if they thought Tinsley really reads Page Six. Frankly, I’m not sure Tinsley even reads.

👠 As per usual, I’ve just been glancing at The Real Housewives of Atlanta this season if it came along in a gap between other (more preferable) shows. Kenya no longer being on the show was the final nail for me, but I’d been inching away because all they did was screech at each other. And also, NeNe. I get that she’s going through a hard time, but her a-hole attitude started way before the hard time started. I saw quite a bit of their three-part reunion, and she was beyond rude. She was out of her mind rude. Eye rolling, face making, nasty even to Andy, and turning every positive into a negative. She thinks she runs the show and can literally push people around. Possibly she does, since I just read she got a raise, but I can’t understand why she’s still on the show. Apparently, she even physically attacked a cameraman. I guess she creates buzz, and hasn’t caused anyone to go to the hospital – yet. Get the popcorn ready.

🐰 Hunt’s Bunnies…

His name is a little ironic.



March 22, 2019 – Shiloh Confronts Willow, Sad Sonny, Housewife Hilton, Not So Sweet Caroline, 90 Preview, Karma Shade, 8-Legged Quotes & That Moon


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

At the hospital. Jason asks Sam how it went, and she says, it worked like a charm. Shiloh is going to be her personal mentor, and show her the ways of DOD. All she has to do is, whatever he tells her to do.

Willow says, Shiloh. He says she does remember him, and closes the door. He says he was scared when she vanished. What could possibly have taken her from him? She asks if he really wants to know, but he says, it doesn’t matter. He’s glad she’s safe and well. He knew he’d run into her again. He didn’t know when or how, but knew he would destined to see her. Now he’s here, and once again she can stand by his side.

Laura goes to the station, and sees Jordan and Margaux. She’s surprised Jordan is at work, but Jordan promises she can handle it. Laura tells her to make sure duty doesn’t get in the way of her health. Jordan says, there’s been no progress. They haven’t recovered Ryan’s body. Laura wonders if there’s any possibility he survived, and made it back to Port Charles.

Griff punches the crap out of Doc on the pier.

In her office, Lulu is on the phone with Peter. She can’t believe being late to a meeting caused him to reassign a story she’s working on. The door handle rattles.

Carly finds Sonny in an examining room. Lucas says he’s fine, and Sonny says, it’s not that bad. She says, fine isn’t the same as not that bad, and asks, what the hell happened? Sonny says, hey, good lookin’.

Lulu tells Peter to call 911. She’s going out the back. The door opens, and she grabs something as a weapon. It’s Dante, who says he surrenders. He says she changed locks, so he had to pick it. He would have called, but thought she was working. She gets Peter back on the phone, and tells him, call off the police. It’s just Dante. Dante says, that’s all he rates? She jumps into his arms, and kisses him.

Carly asks Sonny how it happened, and how many stitches. She reminds him the doctor told her to avoid stress, but he says she’s still glowing. She wants to know everything, like how he got shot. He says Dante is the one who shot him.

Sam tells Jason that Shiloh was more than happy to welcome her. She has to allow his choices to become hers; no questions asked. He asks if she’s having second thoughts. She tells him that Shiloh said to learn commitment, she has to give up self-control. Jason says it’s crazy that people fall for it. Sam says she has to convince Shiloh that she is.

Julian sees Brad at Kelly’s. Brad asks what Julian is doing there. Julian says, don’t tell his customers, but he loves a Kelly’s BLT as much as everyyone else. Brad says he’s having a family downfall. Doesn’t Julian read The Invader? It’s there in black and white.

Shiloh tells Willow that she can’t dodge fate, even if she changed her name. He erases Miss Tait from the blackboard. She wants him to leave, but he says that’s not what he wants. She made him a promise not to leave, and she broke it.  She says, it was made under duress; it was meaningless. He says he never coerced her, but she says he had others do his dirty work. He asks what she’s talking about. She says she means it – go. He says he’s glad she became a teacher. He bets she’s good at it; better than him. His lessons didn’t stick, but there’s still time for her to be her best self. She says she warned him. She’s calling the police.

Laura says they searched from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, and nothing? Jordan says, the police believe he was carried to the lake and froze. Margaux adds, or died on impact. Laura asks what Jordan believes. Jordan says the body will turn up in time, and Laura says like when they assumed he died in the fire. Margaux tells her the FBI is closing the case. Laura asks, is the PCPD?

Griff kicks Doc. Doc says, please, and Griff says, please what? Doc asks Griff to let him go; don’t hurt him. Grigg wonders if Kiki said those words to his brother. He wakes up wondering – when he actually sleeps. He asks himself if she had enough time to wonder if he’d come back to save her. Now Doc knows how she felt. Nobody came to save her, like no one is coming to save him. He picks up a pallet, and is about to slam Doc with it, when Ava appears. She yells at him to stop.

Carly asks Sonny if he’s sure he’s okay. Lucas says he’ll be fine with exercise and antibiotics. She can’t believe Dante shot Sonny. He says it was enough to satisfy Raj, and she asks if she should complement Dante on his marksmanship. She’s mad, but understands. He found Dante, and brought him home safe. She hugs Sonny.

Lulu tells Dante she was so scared. Some days she wasn’t sure he’d ever come home. Is he back for good? He kisses her, and says, Raj is dead. He says he shouldn’t have left, but she says he did what he needed to do to protect their family. He says he didn’t. He knows what happened while he was gone. He’s sorry he didn’t keep her safe.

Jason asks, when is Sam’s next lesson? Sam says Shiloh’s final instructions were for her to be available 24/7. Jason says, for what? but she doesn’t know. She’s just supposed to go, no questions asked. Jason says, Sonny is back. He has to tell him. Sam asks if it can’t wait, but he says, if it was their kid, wouldn’t she want know? If Sonny says it’s time to make a move, that’s it. She says it could destroy Kristina. She needs some time before Jason tells him.

Willow asks if Shiloh doesn’t believe she’ll call the cops. He asks, why the cops? He says she cares about the school; she’s a good fit. She says he doesn’t have kids, and he asks how she knows. Has she been keeping tabs on him? She says any woman would be crazy to leave a child under his influence. He says she left him, after what they went through together; what he did for her. She says he’s a loser, a liar, and a manipulator. His words are weapons, and if she has to, she’ll turn him in. He wonders what she has against him. He’s the injured party.

Jordan tells Laura that they’re going to keep looking, but have no federal Canadian resources. Laura says she’ll assist any way she can. She asks if they’ve spoken to people who knew Ryan. Jordan says they’ve spoken to Mac and Felicia. Laura says they can consult Doc too, if necessary, but Margaux says, at this point in time, Doc is a liability, and they’re going to treat him as such.

Ava says, what the hell? Griff can’t do this. He’s not Ryan; he’s Doc. He didn’t kill Kiki. Griff says, not with his own hand, but he might as well have. He knew his psycho freak brother was alive, and didn’t tell anyone. She asks if Griff is any better, beating Doc to death. Griff says she’s called him a hypocrite so many times. How does it feel to be right? She tells him, go home, and he asks why she’s protecting Doc. She says she’s protecting him. Kiki wouldn’t want not want Doc’s blood on his hands. That’s not the man she loved. Griff says Doc is all hers. Doc thanks her.

Dante says he left Lulu unprotected. She says, it already happened. She doesn’t want to waste breath on it. He’s home. That’s all that matters. Dante’s phone rings. He says, Director Jones, and Lulu says, Frisco Jones, director of the WSB? He should take the call. He answers, and thanks Frisco. He says he did what had to be done. Raj is no longer a problem. They’ll all sleep better now. He’ll have a full debriefing.

Jason asks Sonny and Carly if he’s interrupting. Sonny tells him to come in, and he asks, how’s the arm? Carly says, it’s a minor injury, but that’s not the same as fine. Sonny asks, how’s Dante? Jason says he drove him over to see Lulu, and he took it hard when he found out what happened. Sonny asks Carly if everything is okay, and she says there was trouble while he was gone.

Lucas sees Griff, and asks, what happened? Griff says he’s fine, but Lucas says he’s not. He wants to look at Griff’s hands, and says, let’s go.

Margaux tells Laura that Doc knew his brother was alive, and didn’t tell a soul. He’s not going anywhere near the investigation. Besides, he’ll be too busy defending himself. She’s charging him as an accomplice.

Doc says Ava doesn’t have to do this. Ava asks if he thinks he deserves a beating. He says, there’s not much worth saving. Ava asks if Griff is right; if he knew his brother was alive. Doc says he was treating Ryan in secret at Ferncliff, before Ryan got the jump on him, and took his place. He’s sorrier than he can say. Ava is sure he is. She’s sure he never intended for anyone to get stabbed. She tosses him a pack of tissues. She says he told himself he was doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. She knows about that lie. She’s told it to herself many times. Now here she is. The one whose kid is dead, and someone is telling her they didn’t mean for it to happen. He says she has every right to despise him. She says she didn’t ask for approval. She asks if he’s filing a police report, but he doesn’t want to make trouble for Griff. Enough people Have been hurt on his account. She says he can’t stumble off like that. Her brother will know somebody to send. He asks why she’s helping him after what happened.

Brad reads a letter from Obrecht’s Invader column to Julian. It’s about a mother who’s adoptive baby’s mother was insane. She’s worried that her baby inherited the mom’s illness. Obrecht writes, maybe. Studies have shown that the offspring of people with mental illness have a predisposition. Now Brad is worried about Wiley’s birth mom being unstable. Not only that, Wiley’s mother had to be crazy to give him up. Julian says, what about the father? Maybe he’s the one Brad needs to worry about.

Shiloh says he won’t have Willow slander his good name. She backs away from him, and says she won’t let him push her around anymore. He says her regression is staggering, but he has plenty of time to get her back. She says she’s seen how he repatriates people. He ask if she’s worried about discipline, and says they’ll welcome her back with open arms. Doesn’t she miss her family? She says, of course, but she doesn’t belong there. She has a new life. He asks if she has a new family. She doesn’t seem happy. They have everything she wants and needs. Come on. He holds out his hands. Chase walks in.

Julian asks Brad why he’s making himself crazy. A few people know that Wiley isn’t Willow’s son, and unless she starts making noises, he has nothing to fear. Julian’s phone rings, and he says it’s his sister. He notices Brad popping antacids, and suggests he see a doctor. Brad says he did, and they thought it was the stress of being a first time parent. Julian says, keep it that way, and leaves

Carly tells Sonny that she and the baby are fine. Jason says Ryan jumped off the footbridge into the Niagara River. Besides it being a long drop, it was freezing, so the cops think he’s dead. Sonny asks if that’s what Jason thinks, but Jason doesn’t know. Sonny tells him, call in every favor, and if Ryan is alive, make sure he’s not. Jason says, right now, Ryan isn’t their only problem.

Chase asks Willow if he’s Interrupting. Shiloh says, yes, but Willow says, no. He’s on time for his parent/teacher conference. Chase says he’ll let the station know where he is. Shiloh ask what’s worse, being a single parent or a detective. Chase says not much phases him. Shiloh introduces himself, and Willow says, he was just leaving. Shiloh says it’s good seeing her again. His door is always open. She just needs to walk in.

Laura says there’s no way Doc was an accomplice. Margaux says, three people were killed because he shielded his brother. Laura says she knows her husband, and Margaux asks, her point? Jordan acknowledges that it’s a politically sensitive moment, but no matter how she spins it, Doc was complicit in Ryan’s crimes. Laura asks if they think she’d try to sweep it under the rug because of political fallout. Margaux says she’s a good mayor, and Port Charles is better off with her being in office. They’re telling her so she can get in front of it. Laura says there’s nothing to get in front of or spin. She intends to be transparent. Margaux asks if, when the time comes, they have her support.

Ava tells Doc that his brother did do a lot of damage. If they added it up, she thinks she lost the most. A cop comes out, and asks if everything is okay. He sees Doc, and draws his gun. Ava says, he’s not Ryan, and the cop says he can prove that down at the station. Ava says, it’s not right. She fumbles for her phone, and drops it, asking what his badge number is. The cop asks if she wants to be booked for public intoxication. Doc says, it’s not necessary; he’s surrendering voluntarily. Ava says she’s not intimidated, but Doc says she’s saved enough people today. Call a cab, and go home. The cop leads him away.

Lucas says in med school, they all wondered who this warm, generous, gorgeous guy was. Everyone was either jealous of him or in love with him; some of them both. What happened to that guy? Griff says, he’s lost, and Ryan suggests they find him, take him home, and get him fixed up. Griff says he can’t do that there. All he sees are ghosts, and all he feels is rage. He asks Lucas to write something for him, and Lucas gets a pad. Griff says, Dr. Quartermaine, consider this my letter of resignation effective immediately.

Jason tells Sonny, Kristina is in deep. Molly got into it with her, and said straight out that Kristina was in a cult. Kristina said she didn’t need Molly or her negativity, and took off. She’s isolating herself, and cutting people from her life. He thinks this guy is controlling her. Sonny says, it has to stop. Jason says if Shiloh happens to have an accident or disappears, Sam is concerned that Kristina will know it came from Sonny, and blame herself. Carly agrees. The guilt could break her. Sonny is more concerned about what Shiloh is doing to his daughter.

Sam goes to Kelly’s with Danny. She and Brad talk about Wiley, and she tells him, the first year is the hardest. She holds Wiley, who promptly spits up on her. Brad asks Danny to get some napkins. Shiloh shows up, and says it looks like they need help.

Chase asks Willow what he just walked in on. She says, nothing, but he says she’s shaking. She can tell him or he’ll get answers from Shiloh. She says, stay away from Shiloh. Don’t get involved. He says he already is; he got a personal invitation. He saw what happened when Michael brought up Shiloh and DOD. Whatever she couldn’t say then, tell him now. She says the only thing she has to tell him is she’s canceling the weekend. He says, there will be other weekends, but she says, no, there won’t. She can’t stay in Port Charles.

At the station, the cop from the pier says he might have brought in Ryan. Laura sees Doc, and says, it’s not Ryan. It’s her husband. She asks, what happened? and he says nothing he didn’t have coming. She tells Jordan that she’s sure it’s Doc. Jordan nods, and the cop uncuffs him. Jordan says, sorry for the mistake, but since he’s there, would he answer some questions. Laura tells him, not without a lawyer, but he says he’ll answer their questions, with or without a lawyer.

Dante and Lulu get busy. There’s a song part. I finish my sandwich.

Lulu knows Dante is still thinking about what happened. She knows he won’t be at ease until Ryan is gone, but wants him to promise not to leave her alone again. He promises, and she says they can face anything together. They kiss, and we see whip marks on Dante’s back.

Lucas suggests he hang on to Griff’s resignation until he’s sure. Griff says the letter is the only thing he’s sure about. Sonny sees them, and Griff’s bandaged hands. He asks, what happened? and tells Griff, take it easy on the heavy bag. Griff says Dr. Hoffman is an excellent neurologist, and will take care of them. Carly asks, what about him? Griff says, it was an honor to take care of Mike and to know the family. He wishes them the best. He leaves, and Carly asks if he just said goodbye. Lucas says, for now.

Griff looks back before he goes out the door. Then keeps moving.

Ava takes off her ring and hurls it into the water.  Julian arrives, and she says he’s late. He says, and she’s three sheets to the wind. She says, well stocked is well armed, or something like that. He suggests they get her home. Her phone rings. She answers, and tells Julian, there’s no one there, but then says she can hear them breathing. Ryan? Julian takes the phone, and says, come near his sister again… He tells Ava, whoever it was hung up, and holds her.

Jordan puts a recorder on the table, and says, for the record, is it true Doc knew his brother was alive, and secretly placed him in Ferncliff in order to treat him without the authorities being aware? He says he found that his brother was alive, and in deep psychosis. He admitted Ryan under the alias Todd Wilson, with the intention of treating him, while concealing his existence from the authorities. Margaux says he’s under arrest for aiding and abetting Ryan. Jordan cuffs him, and reads him his rights.

Chase asks if Willow thinks Shiloh won’t find her again. She’s not thinking straight. She says, don’t tell her that. He gets that she’s scared, but he can help. Let him. She says he doesn’t understand; he can’t help. He says she got caught up in the group, somehow got out, and changed her name. She says she can’t talk about it, and he asks why she cares so much. Just say it. Shiloh is the father of her child, isn’t he? That’s what I was thinking.

Sam introduces Brad to Shiloh. Danny informs her, it’s baby spit, and she asks him to come with her to clean up. He says he’s too big for that, and Shiloh says he’ll stay with Danny. Doesn’t she trust him? Brad says he’s there too, and Sam says of course she trusts him. Danny sits, and Shiloh introduces himself as a friend of his mom. He says they can be friends too, and they fist bump. Jason sees through the window.

On Monday, Chase tells Willow the more she tells him, the more he can her and the baby; Kristina tells Alexis the only family she can count on is her family at DOD; and Jason tells Shiloh to stay away from his son.

😪 For Me It Was At the Nurses’ Ball…

Although anytime Max Gail is on the screen, I’m prone to cry.


🗼 She’s No Lisa Vanderpump…

And if anyone deserves a million, it’s Giggy.


🚤 The Best Worst Third Stew…

Next, she’ll be saying it’s a conspiracy. While Kate and Josiah were pretty juvenile when Caroline was on her way out the door – or rather, wouldn’t go out the door – she’d been very taxing, and they had enough. There’s no shame in having a problem, but if you’re an adult, there is shame in not getting help for it.





💍 From Bad…

Can you say mismatched? Colt and Larissa were doomed from the start. Why anyone would think otherwise, I’ll never know. Included, a sneak peek of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?


👎 To the Worst…

Methinks NeNe should worry about her own karma.


🙊 Quotes of the Week

I love an inauthentic apology. Then you’re really swallowing your pride.Kate Chastain, Below Deck

Promise me you’ll always remember; you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

A good walk in the fresh air sorts everything out. – Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), The Queen

The first thing I ever remember was my mother changing me at a bus stop. I was so embarrassed. Of course, I was 14 at the time. I jest. I was probably about two years old. – Alice Cooper

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller

Recently asked how she’s managed to live such a long and fulfilling life with minimal health issues, the 95-year-old said it boils down to always indulging in vodka and hot dogs: “Probably in that order.” – interview with Betty White

Putting a guy who’s in the closet in the closet? That’s like gay nesting dolls. – Max (Kat Dennings), 2 Broke Girls

It ain’t what you do it’s how you do it. – Leon Spinks

🌝 Calling It a Night…

Hope you’ve enjoyed your own personal Supermoon this week.




March 4, 2019 – An Old Escape Route Comes in Handy, Stassi Meets Mom, Just No, Same House, Goodbye Too Soon, Bad Dog Owner, My Crush, No Peach For Peter & Tuesday’s Here


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Ryan looks at the driver’s licenses he’s kept. He says as much as he’ll miss his adopted hometown, he has to get out while the getting’s good. He turns around and sees Carly. He asks what she’s doing there.

In Ankara, Turkey some dudes play craps. Sonny asks if there’s room for one more.

Curtis looks at Jordan’s phone, and tries unlocking it. He has no luck. Chase joins him and asks how Jordan is. Curtis explains that they had to remove her kidney, but the other is compromised, and she’ll need a transplant. Chase asks if there’s anything he can do to help. Curtis says, maybe. Does he know who’s listed in her phone as urgent?

Anna calls Andre, and leaves a message about Jordan being in a serious accident. She thought he’d want to know. She asks him to call her back. She has another topic she’d like talk to him about. Finn is sure Andre appreciates the update. Anna knows she sounded vague, but she couldn’t say call her back because she thinks he might be the only person who can tell her if her memories are her own.

Laura tells Doc that she thinks they’re in trouble. Doc says, trouble is relative. At least his brother isn’t there holding them at knifepoint. No one has come down since then, and even if they did, he doesn’t know if they could trust them. There are two staff members he knows are working for Ryan. He admits they’re definitely in trouble. Laura says at least they’re together. She’s not giving up hope.

At Charlie’s, Ava tells Julian that she and Doc are getting married – tonight.

Felicia thinks Ava is messing with them, but Mac thinks Carly believes it was the truth. Felicia says, it doesn’t make sense. Mac says, it’s beyond strange, but let him elope with Ava. Lucy overhears, and drops the box of party tableware she’s holding. She says, Doc and Ava what?

Carly says she can’t help but notice what Doc had in his trunk.

The card dealer says he doesn’t think this is the game for Sonny. He must have gotten lost on his way to Monte Carlo. Sonny says, Turkish poker, and runs down the list of rules. He shows them his wad of cash, and says he thought a game would help him pass the time. A dude pats him down, and he sits, saying, deal him in.

Anna tells Finn, Andre is doing volunteer work overseas; penance for what he did. At least that’s what he said. Finn asks if she thinks he knew she was Patient One. Anna says, he had his secrets, but she doesn’t think he’d lie to her face. Finn asks if she could be rationalizing, When the WSB didn’t like it, Andre took his act to the DVX. She thinks he was probably more interested in the procedure than who the subjects were. She wishes there was some way to find out if Cabot was telling the truth about some memories possibly being her sister’s. She can’t let this go. Finn understands, and he’ll be with her every step of the way, but – she says, there’s always a but – he can’t get past something Cabot said. Memories are not widgets. They have no definite quantity or mass. He asks if she can consider the possibility that she might never know which, if any, of her memories belong to Alex.

Curtis tells Chase, after Jordan was hit by the car, she received a voicemail listed as urgent, but there’s no contact information. Chase asks what they said, but Curtis doesn’t know her password. It’s obviously important. Chase says he doesn’t have to take this on; it can wait until she’s better. Curtis says it seemed pressing, and Chase asks if he’s not just projecting. Curtis asks if Chase means he might be trying to control something because he can’t control Jordan’s recovery. Maybe, but there’s only one way to find out – crack it for him. Chase says he’d need approval. Curtis says, from the commissioner? He needs Chase to do him this solid. Chase takes the phone, and says he’ll see what he can do.

Ryan asks Carly, what about his trunk? She says Ava was more than eager to tell them she was eloping with him. He’s sure there were naysayers when she married Sonny over and over. She says he’s right. His personal business is none of hers, but she’d like to ask him something before he skips town. It’s about Wilson Ritter.

Doc tells Laura that they need a miracle, but he believes in them. She found him, and together they can do anything. She loves his positive attitude. He says attitude can make a pivotal difference. Edison never failed. He found a thousand ways not to make the lightbulb before he found the way that worked. Laura says they have to use the process of elimination. They can’t leave by the door; it’s locked. Doc says, the pipes? She says she’s already banged on them, but he says, they’re a conduit. They come from somewhere. Maybe they can pull one loose. Laura is glad to be with him again. She missed hearing him talk, and the way his mind works. She’s astonished and ashamed that she thought Ryan was him. He tells her to cut herself some slack. Ryan is his identical twin. She says, in appearance only. Even when he was trying to feign empathy, it never rang true. She should have figured it out. Doc was never secretive with her. He was always open, honest, and straightforward. Doc says, that’s not exactly true. Rut-roh.

Julian says, that’s news? and Ava says he doesn’t sound excited. He says he’s surprised. Why the mad dash? Doc is divorced, right? She says it’s been finalized, and they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Losing Kiki taught her life is fragile, and you have to hold on to whatever brings you happiness. She thought, as her brother, he’d be happy for her. He says he is, but it seems like she didn’t just come there for that. She says she came there for advice.

Lucy tries to pick everything up, babbling about how she wanted the next Nurses’ Ball to be special, and now it’s ruined. Mac says, nothing is damaged, but Felicia doesn’t think she’s talking about the box. Lucy says, it can’t be true; Doc’s not eloping tonight. Mac says that’s what Ava told them. She says, Ava is lying, but they don’t thinks so. She doesn’t believe it. Not her Doc. He never does anything spur of the moment, and hates change. Mac agrees he’s been acing strange for a while now. Lucy says, he’s been so disconnected from what matters most to him. Now she’s really worried. Felicia is too, and wants to do something about it.

Ryan asks if Carly is talking about the patient in the room adjacent to hers in Ferncliff. She says he told her there was extra security, and assumes he never saw the patient’s face. She wonders if Wilson Ritter could be a pseudonym for Todd Wilson. He asks how she knows that name. She says Franco mentioned in his interview that Ryan used it. She wonders if they could be connected.

Doc starts to tell Laura something, but she sees Danzinger carved into one of the bricks in the wall. She asks Doc why it sounds familiar. He says Archie Danzinger was a serial killer at the turn of the last century. He was a physicist and engineer who had a psychotic break. He liked to leave puzzles to taunt the police. She asks if he was there at Ferncliff, and Doc says, he was an early patient, kept in solitary confinement. He escaped without a trace, and no evidence was ever found of his breakout. Laura says Ryan told them that the ultimate crazies were locked in the basement. What if that was his route, and he found a way to escape from there, and it’s written on the wall?

The owner asks what brings Sonny to his establishment? Sonny says one of his associates had to go into hiding. Raj Patel, an exporter. Do they know him? The owner says he’s out, and so does the dealer. They go into another room, and the dealer says they have to get ready to move. There’s a cop in their midst. Boy, are they off.

Anna tells Finn she’s going to see Jordan; she’s one of Anna’s closest friends. Finn says she’s dodging his question. She says he’s right. There’s a chance she might never know if her memories were affected, but she can’t give up. She has to try and find out. Finn says whatever she’s hoping to find might require Alex’s cooperation. She says, not necessarily. Doc wasn’t a willing participant, and obviously his brother wasn’t involved.

Laura tells Doc that if Danzinger was held there, he carved his name in a brick. She asks Doc to help her move the box that he’s leaning on. She sees Cu carved in it. Doc says it was a hundred years before texting, so he doubts it was an abbreviation for see you. I laugh because that’s exactly what I thought it was. Laura says he left puzzles; maybe this is part of one. Doc asks how it’s written, and she tells him the C is capitalized, and the u is lowercase. Like the beginning of a word. Doc says, copper.

Chase tells Curtis that he’s breaking a dozen protocols. Curtis says if Jordan freaks, he’ll take the hit, but if he’s right, she’ll owe them one. Chase hands him the phone, and Curtis listens to the message. He says, it’s Franco. He said her plan worked, and Ryan Chamberlain is the serial killer.

Ryan tells Carly, presuming Wilson Ritter is connected is a reach. It’s a common name. She says, it fits though. When Mary Pat was taking her through the hall, she saw someone who looked just liked him. He says Ryan is dead, but she says no body was found. He says it was incinerated in the fire. She was over-medicated and highly emotional. She was being taken by a nurse she couldn’t trust to a treatment she didn’t want, and conjured up a friendly face to rescue her. She thinks she saw him, not Ryan. She says, it makes sense, but she has to keep searching until she figures out the truth. He tells her to wait. She might be on to something. He opens his trunk.

The owner and dealer come back, and Sonny says they missed a good hand. The dealer says, when you don’t have the cards, you don’t have the cards, which I guess must lose something in the translation. He says Sonny claims Raj is an associate? Does he work in arms dealing? Sonny says he doesn’t discuss business in public. The dealer says it’s an interesting country. The WSB isn’t allowed to interfere there, but if you put a bounty on someone’s head, it makes sense come there. It’s unfortunate if the Bureau sent a man to track him, and showed contempt of the borders. Sonny says he has the wrong idea. The owner says he doesn’t think so, and pulls out a gun. Sonny flips the table, and draws his own gun. He says he’s just trying to find his son. The owner says Sonny is a WSB agent. Robert is suddenly there, and says, no he’s not, but I am.

Sonny asks Robert what he’s doing there, and Robert says he was in the area, adding that Sonny has a way of escalating a situation. Sonny says he tried the polite way. He asks the dealer where Raj is, but the dealer says Raj crossed them and disappeared, just like he told Sonny’s associate a few weeks back. Sonny asks if it was his son.

Chase tells Curtis, at least Franco is consistent. He found Franco at Elizabeth’s house, bleeding out from a serious knife wound. He said he lied, and the killer is Ryan Chamberlain. Curtis asks, who stabbed him? and Chase says, Doc. When Franco was trying escape, he attacked Doc, who stabbed him in self-defense.  The working theory is that Franco snapped, and thought Doc was his twin. He doesn’t get how Franco had access to a phone, and why his number was listed urgent. Curtis thinks he knows.

Doc tells Laura that Cu is the symbol for copper. Danzinger would have known that, being a physicist and engineer. Laura wonders what copper had do with him escaping. Did he use a copper wire to pick the lock? Doc asks if there’s anything made of copper in the room, but she says, there’s nothing in the room but pipes. Doc says, copper pipes, and she says, there’s one that looks like copper.

Ava tells Julian that she’s never been married. When she was younger, she thought it was for fools, and after Kiki was born, she cherished it being just the two of them. He asks if she’s been in love, and she says there have been men she thought she could spend the rest of her life with, but never wanted to make it official. She never wanted to say the vows, except with Doc. She doesn’t want to mess it up. Julian laughs, and says she wants advice from him? She says he knows what not to do. He says he can give her guidelines, but the truth is you just have to see each other for your true selves, and accept each other for who you are. You can’t see someone as a fixer upper. Some people view marriage like a home improvement project, thinking they’ll make alterations later. Ava says Doc is her taste the way he is. Julian asks if Doc feels the same way. She says he does; he knows her. Julian says he loved Alexis, but it was doomed from the start. He hid his true self, and she tried to change him. Kim accepts who he is. Does Doc accept her for who she truly is? Ava says, he does, and Julian asks if Doc is his most honest self with her. Ava believes he is.

Mac asks if Lucy is okay, but she says, no. She can’t believe Doc divorced Laura and didn’t marry… is marrying Ava. Mac tells her to give it to him straight. She says, deep down, she thought they’d be together again, until Laura. When they married, it finally registered that she’d lost him forever. It broke her heart, but in a good way. It was nice to see Doc happy with someone who wanted to make him happy. At that point, she was able to wish them well. A few months ago, she noticed that Doc seemed like he had a wandering eye – not that she’d ever be the other woman. She says he’s part of her soul, her best friend, and she’s so worried about what’s really going on.

In the garage, Ryan cleans a tire iron. Felicia appears, and says it’s time she got real answers from him.

Everyone has their guns drawn, and Sonny shows the Turkish dudes a picture of Dante. The dealer says they told him Raj hadn’t been there in years, and to get lost. Robert says Sonny is looking for his son; they don’t want trouble. The dealer says, too late. Sonny says they have two options. Shoot each other, and some get hit and some die, or call it a draw and walk out alive. The dealer lowers his gun, and so does everyone else. Robert thanks them for their time. He and Sonny back out of the room, and he tells them to enjoy their card game.

Curtis tells Chase, it stays off the record. Early on, Jordan expressed doubt that the killer was Franco. She had some plan to flush out the killer. He guesses Franco pleading guilty and going to Ferncliff was part of the plan. Chase says before the accident, Jordan had called and left him a message that she wanted to bring him in on something she was working on. He’s willing bet that’s what it was. He thinks it must have been too much for Franco and he snapped. Why attack Doc, or claim a man who’s been dead twenty-five years is the killer. Anna and Finn arrive, and Anna asks what they’re saying about Ryan.

Ryan tells Felicia that he’s in a hurry. Felicia says they heard. He assumes she’s not there to offer congratulations. She says he’s worrying her. He divorced Laura without a peep about him being unhappy. What’s gotten into him? He says he thought he’d found the woman he was destined to spend the rest of his life with, but in the end, she wasn’t worthy of him. She asks if he’s listening to himself. Ava is trouble, and is going to ruin his life. He says, it’s hardly a life and death situation. Felicia doesn’t respond, and he asks if she’s there. She says, sorry. It’s just what he said sounded familiar. Ava arrives, and says she’s ready to go when he is. Felicia says she was just leaving. Ava asks what that was about, and Ryan shrugs.

Laura takes Doc over to the pipe, and puts his hands on it. She tells him it’s a different color than the rest. He asks if there are any other clues. She says, there’s nothing scratched in it; it just looks like there’s a lot of wear. There’s a sound, and Doc says, something shifted. Laura asks if it’s supposed to do that, and he says, no. He twists it, and she says, the wall is moving.

Sonny asks what Robert is doing there. He thought Robert didn’t want to risk a border situation. Robert says he doesn’t, but owes him for Robin. Sonny was there when he couldn’t be, and he pays his debts. What is he, a Lannister? Sonny asks, what now? Is Robert going to help him track Dante. Robert says he’ll do Sonny one better. He did some digging. They’ll get some rest, and meet up with someone who has real information about Dante’s location.

Laura and Doc push the pipes, and the wall opens. Laura says they did it. Doc asks, what is it? She crouches down, and says, it’s a tunnel. She thinks they found the way out.

Chase tells Anna that they think Franco is innocent. He was working with Jordan. Curtis says she wasn’t sure who she could trust in the department, so it was off the books. Finn asks if that’s why Franco did the interview, and Chase says, to goad the killer into making a move, but Franco had a break with reality, and thinks Ryan is out to get him. Curtis asks Anna what she knows, and Finn says his name came up in a seemingly unrelated situation. Anna says, there are too many people talking about a dead man, and she doesn’t believe in coincidences.

Mac asks if Felicia found Doc. She says she did, but couldn’t get through to him. He said it wasn’t a life and death situation. Lucy says it’s not right, and wonders if it’s some midlife crises. Felicia suddenly flashes back to a time she was talking with Ryan, and Ryan telling her, don’t exaggerate. It’s hardly a life or death situation. Mac says, he’s not acting like himself right now. Felicia says, he’s acting like Ryan.

Ava asks Ryan what Felicia wanted, and he says, nothing important. He asks if she’s ready to hit the road, and the beginning of a new life together. She gets in the car. He puts her suitcase in the trunk, where he has Carly bound and gagged. Ava asks if he’s coming, and he says he’ll be right there.

Tomorrow, Oscar says they’re stranded until his car can be fixed, Epiphany asks if Jordan can hear her, and Elizabeth asks if Ryan can be alive.

Vanderpump Rules

James calls Tom, asking if he wants to play golf. Tom thinks Jax plays, and James says he’ll try him later. He tells James that Lala and Rand broke up, and James says he’s not surprised. They were always fighting, and Rand is 78 years old. The jealousy runs strong in this one. Rand isn’t all that old, is actually kind of cute, and incredibly successful. James wonders if Lala is going to stick to this break up, or she’ll go for the roses and Chanel bags. I pick door number two.

Jax brings home four different ice creams, and vodka for Lala. Brittany explains about the breakup. Jax says, omg, she’ll have to fly commercial. Katie comes over, bearing babas to soothe Lala. They pour Tito’s into them. Lala arrives, and Jax makes himself scarce. Lala says she lasted all of seventeen hours. When she saw him living his best life after harassing her about drinking, she was done. She knows he felt badly. He took her Gucci slides, but then gave them back. In her interview, Lala says if she and Rand come together in a moment of clarity and recommit, she can let it go. And she got her shoes back. Jax plays drums in his room, dubbed Jax’s Cave.

Lala talks about her film premiere. She’s starring in The Row, a film Rand produced. She says the character is a prude, and it was a stretch. Afterward, just the two of them are celebrating, since they need alone time.

Lisa tells us that the profits on the products sold at Vanderpump Dogs goes to the center, but she thinks it would be nice to eventually turn it into a business. Schwartz brings in his dog for a rinse, since the dog had just gotten groomed, then rolled in a dead bird. Yep. If it’s smelly and awful, they want to roll in it, especially if they’ve just had a bath. Beau wants his dog look like a hipster, but Stassi says no lady wants look like that. Lisa asks about the girls trip. Stassi says it was fantastic, except for Kristen, who turns into Satan on vacation. She’s having problems with Carter. Lisa is sorry it’s not working out with Carter, since he’s been a stabilizing factor for her. Lisa obviously didn’t get the memo, and Stassi hesitates to give it to her. In Stassi’s interview, she says all Kristen talks about is how unhappy she is. Carter doesn’t treat her right. It’s like when she was with Patrick. The only difference is, Kristen is older and should know better. Don’t count on it. Stassi tells Lisa that she’s meeting Beau’s mom this week. She’s also doing a mini workshop to help the group with their relationships. In her interview, Stassi says Beau has been taught and trained his whole life to deal with psychos like her. Beau says he and Stassi have talked about a future. In Lisa’s interview, she says she finally got Ken’s mom’s approval. It only took about twenty-five years.

Tom is working on a loan application, and forwards it to Ariana. She wants move, but realizes that rent money just goes down drain. In her interview, she says for most of her friends, being an adult means getting engaged, married, and having kids. For her, it’s the financial independence of getting a house, and owning property. Ha-ha! Just wait until you have your own money pit. Although they probably make more money in a week than we do in a year. Tom says he wants enough bedrooms. He wants kids even if it’s to adopt. He’d like to raise a kid or kids. Ariana listens to classical music in her head. He asks if she’d be open to considering it. Jax brought it up. In Ariana’s interview, she says there’s two things she knows for sure. She doesn’t want kids, and she wants people to stop asking if she wants kids. Stay the eff out of her uterus. In his interview, Tom says it’s never an easy thing to bring up, but it’s fair to ask about, since they’re planning a future. Ariana says, it’s nobody’s business.

At SUR, Brittany gives Jax drink orders. It’s packed and busy as usual. Lala is about ready to blow; it’s so crazy. She tells Brittany that tomorrow she’s walking the carpet for a film she’s the lead in. She’s excited, but sh*tting bricks. She never thought she’d be in a horror film, since she’s not a great screamer.

Jax is having a dinner break, when James calls. He invites Jax for golf. In Jax’s interview, he says he clearly isn’t friends with James, nor does he want to be, but James is Tom’s friend, and he likes golf, so why not?

Stassi and Lala go to get their hair done. Lala loves girl time. Stassi says she’s never known someone who’s been in a movie, and it’s her favorite genre. Lala tells her that Rand effed up, and she thought he betrayed her trust. Stassi says she couldn’t even tell anything was wrong. In her interview, Stassi says they have a million group chats. How come this was never mentioned. She asks Lala how long it was before they got serious. Lala says Rand saw her, and sent his assistant to ask if she was an actress. She told him to look at her Instagram account. The next day, she got a phone call saying she had an audition. They went out after the audition, and she let him hit it the first night. After that, they were inseparable. She also got a car the next day. Stassi asks if her vagina is made of sparkles? In Stassi’s interview, she says she’s had guys call her an Uber, and thought that was nice. Lala tells Stassi about how she sometimes wears a wig and meets Rand at a bar, and they role play. I can’t believe the hairdresser is even keeping a straight face as Lala tells Stassi about their sexual adventures.

James says, it’s been a rocky road when it comes to Lisa and SUR. She told him he needs to take tangible steps better himself, or he can’t get his job back. He doesn’t even like golf, but anything for the guys to tell Lisa that he’s doing better. Actually, she said he may never get his job back, but okay. Tom says he and Ariana are looking at houses, and he’d appreciate it if they didn’t bring up anything about having kids. James says he’ll probably have one before any of them do. Tom understands that giving birth freaks Ariana out, but it’s not a hard no. However, if people keep asking, she’s going to say never. In Jax’s interview, he wonders if he didn’t ask questions, would Ariana be pumping out kids? He doesn’t think so. He tells Tom they should have the conversation. Schwartz thinks ultimatums are effective; they get sh*t done. That, or they get you a push out the door.

Kristen says Lala’s movie is about sorority bitches eating flesh. It’s from the college slasher hot girl genre. She wonders if that could be a genre. I vote no. The girls go out to eat. Stassi says it will be a big fail if Beau’s mom doesn’t like her. She’s so nervous, her boobs are sweating, and even her boob sweat is sweating. She tells Kristen that she and Carter should be open and honest. Kristen insists things are more positive, and now he’s carrying his weight financially. In her interview, Katie says Kristen recently vented about not being happy. Now it’s like some miracle happened overnight. Stassi says if it’s a group situation, she’ll tell them things are good. Brittany tells her to make sure they’re honest. Stassi thinks it seems like she’s hiding things. In her interview, Brittany says Carter went on vacation, and took Kristen’s entire wallet. She didn’t even have her ID or anything. I’m stunned. I wouldn’t just break up with him, I’d call the police and report my stolen wallet. Katie tells her, wake up. She’s not happy. They don’t sleep in the same bed, they don’t have sex, and he’s mean to her. In her interview, Kristen says if she gets married, it’s going to be to Carter. She’s getting older, and doesn’t want to be alone and miserable, so she needs her friends’ support. Katie thinks she should get the eff out now. Yeah, don’t settle like this. Get some therapy instead, and find out why you think so little of yourself.

Stassi meets Beau and his mom Isa at an outdoor restaurant. In her interview, Stassi says, it’s crazy. This woman could be her future mother-in-law. She feels like this is her wedding day. Is that creepy? I dunno if it’s creepy, but it’s weird. They hug, and Stassi gives her a gift bag. Isa says Stassi is beautiful, but what moves Beau is personality; who she is. That’s a real compliment. Beau says Stassi is the first girl he thought of as his best friend. Stassi gets teary. Beau has to pee, and says don’t embarrass him when he’s gone. He’s leaving his phone on record. Stassi says she loves Beau, and was scared to meet her, because it matters that much more. Isa says she loves him, and he’s happy with her. He really loves her, and cares about her as a person. In his interview, Beau plays the recording, where Stassi says she hopes it’s not too freaky to hope that Isa is her future mother-in-law. Isa feels the same way. Stassi says she loves Beau so effing much, and Isa thanks Stassi for loving her son. Beau thinks it went well. Stassi tells Isa she’s a huge part of the reason Beau is the way he is. Isa thanks her, but says she’s wrong.

Britanny has three birthday parties in her section at work. She tells Katie, it’s past ten, and she can’t eat or drink, since she has surgery tomorrow. She’s getting her wisdom teeth pulled. She says the last time she had surgery was when she had her boobs done. Jax didn’t care for her as he should have, but now that they’re engaged, he’d better.

DJ Mickey spins. Lisa comes in asks why Schwartz is there. She asks what’s happening with the term sheet, and Tom says they’re lawyer has been out of town. In her interview, Lisa says they wanted it and wanted it, so she gave them the term sheet. TomTom’s opening is coming up, but they can’t open if the Toms aren’t 100% on board. She tells them, Jax is looking good right now.

Jax brings a loopy Brittany home. In his interview, he says in the past, his relationships were going nowhere, and he didn’t want to care of anyone. With Brittany, things are different. He loves her, and she’s his best friend. He enjoys taking care of her, and almost gets off on it. Ariana stops by to say hey real quick. She brought Brittany popsicles. She removes one of the dogs from the bedroom, telling Jax the puppy is too hyped to be playing nurse. Jax tells her that he’s sorry for asking about kids. It’s a normal question, so he didn’t realize it would cause a problem. In Schwartz’s interview, he says it’s textbook Jax. Apologizing for bringing up kids, then proceeding to talk about kids. Ha-ha! Yep. He means well; he’s just an idiot. Jax says if they’re getting a house, that means they’re thinking about a future. Before they buy a house, they should make sure they’re on the same page. In her interview, Ariana says Jax is not the authority. She wants him to take his head out of her vagina. Ariana says if she wants to leave, Tom can buy her out, and she’ll stay there

Beau’s mom is doing a relationship workshop, and Kristen offers her place. Carter says it should be stadium seating. In Kristen’s interview, she says the irony isn’t lost on her that when her relationships are rocky, she’s under attack from her friends. Schwartz is scared. What if it gets freaky? Isa arrives, and says she plans on discussing what happens when we’re emotionally triggered. Schwartz asks if they can have shots first. In her interview, Stassi explains that Beau’s mom doesn’t charge. She just likes helping people. Isa says normally, she has people ask questions, but this time, she thought she’d teach them what they can apply in their own lives. She says when the old primal part of the brain, the reptilian brain, is emotionally triggered, the part that solves problems is no longer functioning. In Lala’s interview, she wonders if the reptilian brain is all she has left. Isa says, like Alien vs Predator; there’s no potential for compromise. In her interview, Ariana thinks maybe that’s why she wants to stab Jax. Isa says they need a safety plan for when they’re triggered, and suggests getting out of the same space. She says, the payment is intimacy, which we all yearn for, and I gag a little.

Afterward, Beau tells Kristen that his mom likes to talk for hours. Kristen says she could listen for hours. Ariana imagined herself turning into a dinosaur. She tells Tom that she heard he’d said not having kids was a deal-breaker at his birthday party. A) that’s news to her, and B) there’s the door. I laugh, since that sounds like what I’d say. She says he’s not being held hostage. Tom apologizes, babbling that’s not how he meant it. She says it was disrespectful to her, and makes it sound like they’re not a good team. And should they make that decision in the future, it requires being a good team. In his interview, Tom translates this to mean that in ten years, he can possibly bring up having kids. He tells her that he’ll take care of the kid, and she can choose her own level of involvement, if that happens. She thinks they sound progressive.

Carter joins Katie and Stassi, who are sitting on Kristen’s bed. He says he’s proud of Stassi and Beau, and gives props to Katie on her marriage. Then he asks why they’re bad-mouthing him. Katie says they’re not. It’s what Kristen is telling them. Stassi tells him to look her in the eye, and tell her they have an awesome relationship. She says in Kristen’s texts, she always says he’s being mean to her. Carter says it wasn’t that good until recently. They had a rocky patch. Katie thinks it’s rude for them to have this conversation in Kristen’s bed. She says Kristen is upset and miserable about the way Carter treats her.

Kristen talks to Isa about venting. Carter tells Stassi and Katie that he and Kristen get in fights because the two of them are rude. In the living room, Schwartz says, it’s like Thunderdome in there. Carter tells them that they’re scary. Kristen comes in, and Stassi asks if they’re the problem in her relationship. Kristen tells Stassi not to raise her voice in her bedroom. Katie says everything she said about Carter is what she heard from Kristen. Stassi says they’re not making it up. She asks again if Kristen and Carter fight because of them. Carter says, after Kristen hangs out with them, they always get in arguments. Katie asks if she’s supposed to ignore what Kristen is telling her. Kristen says she feels like leaving her own house. In her interview, Kristen says when Schwartz and Katie went through their sh*t before the wedding, she always told them that they’ve got this. She wants them to have her back. She tells Katie that she wants them to just be there for her, not for the demise of her relationship. Katie says, some people have amnesia, and walks out.

Schwartz wonders if he should go to Katie, but the others suggest he let her deescalate. Kristen waves sage around Stassi, who can’t believe Kristen saged her. In her interview, Stassi says, Kristen has spent the first thirty-five years of her life in a blind drunken rage, helicopter punching anyone in her path. Now she’s Mahatma Gandhi? Give her a break. She tells Kristen to stop lying.

Next time, TomTom is readied for the opening, bedazzling, waxing, James DJing, Tom invites James and Raquel on the Mexico trip, and tells Katie she’s a bully.

🐣 Stassi and Katie were tonight’s guests on Watch What Happens Live. I have no idea what was in Katie’s head when she chose her outfit, but no. Just no. It looked like she was somebody’s grandma wearing a bizarre concoction made of Easter outfits from the 70s. The chunky necklace, and retro Grateful Dead tee were fine, but I did not know what to make of the purple polyester pantsuit, and the hair glitter that made her look like she had grey roots. This is the East Coast, honey. You can do better then that. Go shopping in Soho or something. Even Macy’s.

⛵ D-bag Kyle, creeper Carl, and all the other horrible five-year-old adults are back in the Summer House. Nothing has changed.

💔 I Never Knew He Was On Loving…

Although I only watched it for about five minutes when Faison did a crossover from GH. This is getting creepy. It seems like our lifespans are getting much shorter.


🐶 Don’t Like Her Much, But Love Her Dog…

We might not agree on much, but I’m with Kristen that aggressive dogs need to be leashed and/or muzzled in public spaces. I never blame the dog or a breed. Only the owner. I hope they nail this idiot.


😍 Giggy!

My TV dog crush.


🍑 You Know He Wants To Be Holding a Peach…

Peter would just love to be a Housewife, so I was hoping for something a little more scandalous.


💫 Here We Go Again…

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