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


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🏥 Now If She Can Just Get a Storyline…

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


🎨 Remember Him?

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



👠 Sashay Shantay…

A crossdressing crossover.


🎉 A Milestone…

Brad reaches his 200th episode.


🎂 Happy Birthday To Obrecht…

Fun will be had!


👰 No GH Talk Is Complete Without It…

The longest wedding celebration in history.


📺 A Trip Down Llanview Memory Lane…

Great photos!



✋ Raise Your Hand If You Identify…

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


🙊 Quotes of the Week 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

💃 Sashaying Away…

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


August 6, 2019 – Shiloh’s Plan Takes a Different Turn, Wives With Oranges Return, the OC Without the OG, NYC Avoidance, Another Suit & the Center


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Julian says Kim is leaving Port Charles, and didn’t want to tell him, but told Drew? She says she didn’t, but he says he overheard Drew wishing her good luck. She says she can’t bear to live there without Oscar. She sees his ghost, and remembers every moment. Julian says this will pass eventually. She’ll stop grieving so much; it won’t be so overwhelming. She can lean on him. She says she has to leave before the grief swallows up what’s left of her life.

Alexis says she’ll have to start from scratch with a new therapist, and Neil says he’ll leave it up to her to find one that meets her needs. He’s not the right guy. She says, funny. She thought he was… the right guy. He starts to leave, and she follows him out to the porch. She says she believes there’s some connection between them. At least there is with her.

Cameron is in the park, picking up trash, when Trina and Josslyn start helping him. HE asks what they’re doing, and Josslyn says they’re helping him so he can come with them to Samson Point. A picnic on the beach is better than picking up trash. Trina says, that’s what friends are for. He tells them to put it back before they get him in anymore trouble.

At the MetroCourt Molly ask TJ, what’s up? He said he wanted to have lunch, and there was something he wanted to talk to her about. He says, there is. Her future.

At Kelly’s, Sasha reminisces about the beautiful beach, and Michael says there’s a lot of beauty right there too. She says she’s going to miss island life, especially their afternoon naps. He says they didn’t do much sleeping, and she says, exactly. He tells her they can continue the custom there, and they kiss. Sonny walks in, and clears his throat. Michael says he didn’t see Sonny, and Sonny says he noticed. Should he keep going? Michael hugs him, and Sonny asks when Michael got back. Michael says, about an hour ago, and asks if Sonny wants to join them, and reintroduces him to Sasha. Sonny says, not that he has to ask, but how was the island?

Drew asks Curtis if he found anything. Curtis says that Cabot was registered at the MetroCourt, but already checked out. Drew thinks maybe he was looking for a more private place. Curtis says, this isn’t going anywhere good. First, Shiloh is asking about Drew’s memories, then the flashdrive is stolen. Drew says, and the doctor who did the original operation shows up. Curtis wonders why he’s back, and Drew says, maybe someone told him help they’d help him finish his life work. Curtis says, someone with not much left lose, and the information to give them a way out. Drew says, it all goes back to Shiloh.

Jason has Shiloh up against the wall, and squeezes his throat. Shiloh says Jason has to make a choice. Hold on to his memories, or give Sam a chance at life. The clock is ticking, and Sam is running out of air. Everything is ready to transfer Drew’s memories into Jason’s brain. It’s his choice; his memories or Sam’s life.

At the MetroCourt, Maxie tells Peter, hey. He says, hey what? She says nothing, just hey. She likes having lunch with him. He says he does too, and she asks why he seems miles away. He says he thinks he overstepped with Lulu. He told her that her husband is an idiot.

Julian says Kim already discussed leaving with Drew, not him. Kim says she ran into Drew. As always, he reminded her of Oscar, and she felt her chest tighten. Every day since Oscar died, she’s realized she’s literally choking on missing her son. She came to Port Charles in the hope that Oscar would be able to connect to his family; his father’s family. Oscar was able to do more than she could have wished. He found his father, and got an extended family; a sense of where he came from, and a sense of belonging. He found Josslyn, and had love. Oscar found a home there, and she can’t bear to be there without him. Julian says, the ironic thing is, he thought she’d found a home too. Starting with her walking into Charlie’s, and fixing his espresso machine. She’s not just walking away from ghosts, but him.

Sasha has to go to work, and Sonny suggests she come by. He can cook her dinner. She says she’d love that. Michael says he’ll call her, and she leaves. Michael tells Sonny, that was pretty fast. He went from good to see you, to come over for dinner. Sonny says it will give him a chance to get to know her better.

Lucy calls bulk pickup. Sam hears, but can’t open her eyes. Lucy finds out the truck is on its way, and says she appreciates their quick service.

Drew tells Curtis about Cabot filling the prescription for the drugs used in the memory transfer procedure. He thinks Shiloh and Cabot are gathering the necessary pieces to get his memories off the flashdrive.

Neil says he won’t disrespect Alexis by pretending there isn’t a connection, but thinks the best think is to acknowledge it, and part ways. Alexis says he’s right; he wins. She acknowledges they’ve crossed the point of no return as far as him being her therapist. So it makes sense to go back to being strangers at the bar. He says they know too much about each other, and she says, possibly, but he still likes her, doesn’t he? He says he does, and she says prior knowledge has benefits. He says he knows she’s not over her ex-husband yet.

Maxie tells Peter, if Dante is giving up, it’s not because he’s a jerk, but because he loves them that much. He knows it’s not safe, and doesn’t want them hurt. Peter says he is hurting them. Maxie says, that’s what makes it horrible. It’s heartbreaking, but if Dante believes it’s the best thing, she trusts him. She knows her viewpoint is different from when they went to the WSB, but she was wrong and learned her lesson. She ask if there’s any more crow she needs to eat, and Peter says she’s had enough. She says sorry she didn’t listen to him. He tried to warn her. It speaks to what he’s been through. He says she’s been through a lot too, but she says it’s different. Peter has been up close and personal with what the violence and trauma do. Dante has changed into someone she doesn’t recognize. Peter says he feels terrible, and she says she does too. She doesn’t know what to do, and he tells her, just be a friend. Maxie says, like he was for her.

TJ says he thinks Molly is brilliant. She graduated with honors and got in the top-tier schools, but she chose PCU to be close to home. She says, and close to him. She asks if he thinks she made a mistake, but he says, no. He’s watched her, and the thing he’s seen her be most passionate about was writing the exposé on DOD. She was on fire. He thinks she’d make a great lawyer, but… She says he doesn’t think she’ll be happy. He says, maybe, but he’s seen it in medical school. It’s difficult, but he has genuine passion for it. He’s seen people who think they should go to med school, or have chosen a safe career because they’re good at science. Those are the people who burn out. Molly says, medical school is hard, and TJ says, it’s brutal, but he gets more out of it than he puts in. He thinks she’s too gifted, too full of life, and too young for that to be her only option because people expect it.

Curtis says if Shiloh will have to go through him first, if he wants to get to Drew. Drew thanks him, but thinks if Shiloh was after him, he’d know by now. Curtis says, but it’s Drew’s memories Shiloh wants. Drew says, he and Shiloh might have been at odds in Afghanistan, but it’s his brother who ruined Shiloh’s life. They need to locate Jason.

Kim tells Julian that she did find a home, and she fell in love with a remarkable man. He was her only lifeline. He says she was his as well. He loves it when she calls him Charlie. Charlie is a better man than Julian, and she gave that to him. She tells him not to underestimate himself. He’s a good man, and deserves better than she can give him. It’s better for him if she goes. Julian says she keeps saying love, but she doesn’t love him enough to stay or ask him to go with her. Be honest. Maybe she’s not just putting Port Charles behind her. Maybe she wants to put him behind her as well.

Josslyn tells Cameron, they just picked everything up. Trina adds that it was super disgusting. If he doesn’t want to go, just say so. He tells them, it’s not like chores at home. He has to work a certain amount of hours. If he finishes, they’ll just send him somewhere else. Josslyn says, they’ve got this. She knows exactly what to do.

Curtis says Sam isn’t picking up, and Drew says, neither did Jason. Curtis says they have enough charges lined up to put Shiloh away for life. Drew says if Shiloh thinks payback is wiping out Jason’s memories, then Jason is about to lose his connection to life as he knows it.

Shiloh tells Jason, make up his mind before time makes it up for him. Jason lets Shiloh go, and looks around the room. Shiloh tells him, Sam said she was a diver. She can probably hold her breath for pretty long. Jason picks up metal trinket bowl shaped like a hand, and punches Shiloh totally out, hitting him with the bowl as well. He leaves, and Shiloh lies there with his mouth open. I laugh, thinking about canaries flying around his head.

Maxie tells Peter that she warmed up to his warm to his presence. He let her feel what she needed to feel, and didn’t jump in with advice. She thinks Lulu needs someone like that.

TJ asks Molly if he’s totally off-base. She says, no. She loves writing, but maybe she was fired up because of Kristina being involved with DOD, and how much she hated what Shiloh was doing to her. He asks if she doesn’t owe it to herself to find out, and she says, maybe. He suggests instead of the summer class she was going to take to get a leg up for law school, she should intern as a writer. There’s no downside. She says, what if she loves it, and he asks how that’s a downside. She says she’d be done with school in three years, and then another two. She’ll be hired by a serious firm, and make serious money, and they can make a dent in their student loans. TJ says he works with people who are seriously ill or dying. She doesn’t want to be there seventy years from now, never having achieved her ambition, but having gotten the bills paid.

Lucy shows Sasha the house, telling her not to pay attention to the garbage. She’s having it hauled away. BTW, this is the neatest, cleanest pile of garbage ever. Sasha says the house is too big for one person, and Lucy says that’s where her imagination comes into play. If the seller doesn’t get the price they want, they might turn it into condos. They go inside.

Sonny says he knows Michael will tell him what he needs to know when the time is right. He can see Sasha is a love woman; intelligent, with a great smile. He suggests Michael play it close to the vest with his mother. She’s eager for him to move on, and might want to help things along. Michael says, there’s no help needed.

Kim tells Julian not to think she wants to leave him. She doesn’t think she could have survived losing Oscar without him. She can’t ask him to continue being a crutch. He says he’s not, but she’s afraid he’ll become one if she stays. Everyone tells her things will get better, but they’re getting worse. She feels like she’s fading away. Julian asks if it would be better for her to go to a town where no one knows her. Would she be happier completely alone? She says she can’t ask him to come. He has a family, and was just accepted back into Lucas’s life. How can she ask him to leave his son, when she’d give anything for one more day with hers. He says she’s doing a brilliant job with no debate or argument. Will she let him speak? She needs to be honest, and not equivocate. If he if wanted to come, would she want him to?

Josslyn and Trina have a picnic right in the park, and throw their trash around, some of it at Cameron. He says they’re having way too much fun with this. They keep throwing things, and he says, enough with the napkins. Josslyn runs off to get food, and Trina says, it worked, didn’t it? and Cameron admits Trina did a great job getting Josslyn out of the house. Trina says she told Josslyn that she’d be doing him a favor. She always steps up for a friend. Cameron says, if getting hit by napkins gets Josslyn to smile, bring it on.

Peter tells Maxie that he likes thinking about those times. Not the pain she was going through, but how he could do something to help her. It was new to him; being there for someone. He looked forward to doing something for her. It was terrifying when he realized he was falling for her. That’s when it got scary. What if she didn’t feel the same, or what if she did? Maxie says, real relationships are terrifying, but there are wonderful feelings too. Terror is a good thing. It means he’s all in. Peter says, with her, he has no choice, and they kiss.

Molly asks if TJ is saying he’ll no longer respect her if she doesn’t pitch herself for the internship with Peter. He says he’ll always love and respect her, but he does want her to go over there.

Michael says he ran into someone who knew Sonny on the island. They were unsuccessful in making a deal with him – Sandy Lance. She stayed at the MetroCourt when she was in town. Sonny’s phone rings. It’s Drew, who asks if Jason is with him. Sonny says, no; what’s up? Drew says he and Curtis think Shiloh put a target on Jason’s back. They can’t locate Jason or Sam. Sonny says he’ll find them, and tells Drew to track down Shiloh. Drew says to let him know Jason is okay. Michael asks, what is it? Is something wrong with Jason? Sonny says, Drew thinks so. It involves Shiloh. Michael says he’ll come with Sonny.

Alexis tells Neil that they have struggles to get over, but she has no intention of getting back with Julian. Neil says they can’t go back to being two people who met in a bar. Therapist isn’t a switch he can turn on and off. She says that’s what she likes about him; his humanity. He says she doesn’t know him. She asks if he wants to come back in, and he follows her inside. She asks how about if they find a way to get equal footing. Give her a chance to get to know him. Unless he thinks she’s too damaged to risk getting close to.

Sasha tells Lucy, even if the owner converts the house, it will take months. Lucy says because Sasha is a friend of the owner, she might be able to speed up the timeframe. It’s Michael Corinthos; she’ll be in good hands. Sasha says she’ll have to pass. It’s a conflict of interest. Lucy says Sasha is overthinking it. Michael is absolutely adorable. She’s absolutely adorable. Lucy remembers them at the Nurses Ball, and they looked amazing together. She asks if Sasha’s had a chance to think about her offer, but Sasha says she’s not a model. Lucy says she’s a natural beauty. She’s been thinking, she loves real estate, but maybe the universe is telling her to take a different path. Lucy believes Sasha is the face to relaunch Deception. They walk away, as Lucy tells Sasha about the company. Inside the freezer, Sam sleeps.

Shiloh opens his eyes. He struggles to get up. He looks around, and throws a mini tantrum. He takes a gun out a drawer, and puts it in the back of his pants as he stumbles out. He actually misses getting it into his waistband a couple of times, which is pretty funny, and I wonder if unplanned.

Josslyn brings Cameron a hotdog. He says he’s working, but she says he has time. He says they did a killer job. This will definitely take him until the end of his shift to clean up. Trina says, he’s welcome. He says it’s not sunny enough for the beach; maybe a movie? Josslyn doesn’t know, but he says he’s been working in the heat all afternoon. He wants to do something fun. Josslyn says only if she gets to pick the movie, and he says, okay. Trina tells Cameron, keep up the good work, and leaves with Josslyn.

Jason arrives at the old DOD house, and calls to Sam. He asks him to help him find her, and make some noise. He kicks the door to the house in, and asks her to answer him.

Molly tells Peter that she’s sorry to interrupt. She ask if he read her work on DOD. She did great preliminary research, and wonders if he’s still interested in the article. He tells her, the story already broke, but he appreciates the time and effort. Maxie says she heard Molly is going to law school in the fall. Molly says that’s the plan, but she’s interested in exploring being a writer/reporter, and would like to intern with Peter. He says her work on DOD was spot on. Does she have anything else in her pocket? She says she had the courage to pitch herself. He says there might be something he has for her. Something she’s uniquely qualified to write. Maxie says, do tell. Molly looks over at TJ, who gives her the okay sign.

Jason says he knows Sam is there. He sees the freezer, and has a lightbulb moment. He pushes everything off of it, and says he’s going to get her. Lucy comes back, and asks what he’s doing. He tells her Sam is locked inside, and to call 911.

On the phone, Sonny tells someone to check the abandoned warehouse. He tells Michael, no sign of Sam or Jason. His phone rings. It’s Lucy, but he says she can wait. I swear, Jason said 911, not Sonny. Michael comes joins him, and says, no sign of Sam or Jason. His phone rings, and he says, it’s Lucy, but Sonny says, she can wait. Michael tells Sonny that Curtis and Drew are checking the motel where Shiloh is staying. Where else? His phone rings again, and Sonny repeats, Lucy can wait, but Michael answers. He says he can’t talk, and Lucy says, don’t talk; listen. Sam is in trouble, and they have to hurry. Jason gets a crowbar, and starts prying the freezer lid.

Drew and Curtis go to the Midwood, and check Shiloh’s room. Curtis says it’s clear, but sees the trinket bowl on the ground. He picks it up (using a cloth), and says, there’s blood on it. Drew asks, whose is it? Wow. He must think Curtis has psychic powers.

Jason gets the freezer open, and sees Sam.

Cameron sees a guy sitting with his head down in the park. He asks if the guy is okay, and says he needs to get help. Shiloh looks up, and Cameron says he knows who Shiloh is.

Jason lifts Sam out of the freezer, and tells her to open her eyes.

Molly says Peter wants her to write about the Cassadine family? He says she’s uniquely qualified to do it, and he only knows Valentin. He wants to know more. She says, okay, and he says he looks forward to seeing what she comes up with.

Jason does mouth to mouth. Sam breathes, and opens her eyes. He says he’s got her.

Molly tells TJ that he’s a genius. He asks if she’s in, and she says, yes. They decide to go home and celebrate, and run out holding hands. Maxie says, see how happy they are? She thinks it’s great. She likes Molly, and thinks she’ll do a great job on the story, but… Peter says, but? and she says, the Cassadines? Does he think it’s a good subject? They’re seriously creepy. He thinks it’s a good story that readers will want to absorb. She has to trust him. She might be the relationship expert, but he knows a thing or two about running a paper. She says she does trust him, and he says, good to hear.

Neil says Alexis isn’t damaged, and she says she has a lot of baggage. He had to unpack it. He says she has life experiences that would destroy a weaker person. She’s a passionate woman who’s willing to walk through fire for what she wants. Alexis says, she’s a real catch. He says she told him that she didn’t want to get involved. As her therapist… She says, he’s fired. They both use their professional lives to protect their personal stuff. The question is, do they want to know each other better or not? He says, they can’t, and walks out.

Julian says their love exists solely because of how they are with each other. He loves her, and doesn’t need to be in Port Charles to do that. She says it has to be the right decision for him. What about the pub? He says, people drink in other places, and she asks what about his family, his grandchildren? He says they’re not talking about Bora Bora. They can visit. She asks if he’s sure, and he says he wants this always. Wherever she leads, he’s going to follow. They kiss.

Lucy brings Sam some water, and says Sonny is on his way. Sam says, Shiloh. Jason says he left Shiloh unconscious at the motel. Sonny arrives, and calls Drew. He says they found Jason. It’s a long story, but he’s with Sam right now. It was Shiloh. Drew says they’re at the motel, and there was some kind of struggle, but no sign of Shiloh.

We see garbage all over the park parking lot, along with Cameron’s pick-up stick. But no Cameron.

Tomorrow, Sasha thinks she’s caught the bug, Nina tells Valentin that Jax is up to something, and Jason tells Sam that Shiloh isn’t going to win.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

It’s a new season, and I guess Vicki is a friend, and they’ve added Braunwyn.

Tamra rides her scooter up to her new house, where Eddie waits in the driveway. He tells her not to go without helmet, and she says, okay, dad. Gina plays with her chinchilla. Emily’s children harass the dog. Shannon goes to the gym. In her interview, Shannon says she lost forty pounds, and gained a lot of fun. Fun Shannon is back. I wonder if fun Shannon was ever there. She says, it’s been two years of hell, and we flash back to some of that. She tells us, the hardest work was changing the inside; getting to a place where she knew she’d be okay. That’s when the weight started coming off. There’s been a lot of change, and thank goodness her marriage ended. She knows she’ll be okay whether she has a partner in life or not, but she does want one. She brings her daughters to meet with trainer Steve. Her daughters don’t seem too keen on working out though.

Gina is still moving into her new place. She calls her father. In her interview, she says that living with Matt wasn’t the right situation for the kids. It’s the first time she’s living on her own. It’s a lot of responsibility. She shows her dad the house over the phone. She says the kids know they’re getting a divorce. The little ones don’t get it, but that’s better; they’re happy. She’s bummed today because of a decision she made to drive that night. We see the headlines from her DUI. She says she went to a local moms event, and drank some wine. She should never have driven. It’s her worst defining moment ever. I don’t know when she filmed these interview pieces, but I’m not loving her look. She’s way too blonde, and looks like a bloated Christina Aguilera. She says she disappointed her dad, but he says he’s not disappointed. She holds herself accountable, and gets knocked down, but he’s never seen her not get up. She’s the best mom, and her kids love her. In Gina’s interview, she says she doesn’t want her kids to remember her for what she did wrong, but for what she did after. Her dad says she’s fantastic, and he loves her.

Kelly calls boyfriend Brian from the car. She’s going for drinks with Shannon. He tells her that she’s off the market now. In her interview, Kelly says she and Brian have been dating for three months. He works at the place where she got her boobies done. He’s intelligent, loving, and caring. They’re in love. He says he has something for her. She asks, is it jewelry? Is it a purse? He wants to surprise her. In Kelly’s interview, she says she sees a complete difference in Shannon from last year. She was heavy and angry last year, but this year, she’s lost weight and she isn’t negative. Kelly is proud of her. She gets to Shannon’s house, and Shannon says she’s excited to go out. She’s been having fun. Kelly says she heard. Her girlfriend sent her a picture. Shannon’s got some game. In Shannon’s interview, she says she has a couple of people on the bench, and a fan favorite with a good batting average. Kelly asks if Shannon has been doing squats, and Shannon demonstrates. Kelly says, let’s go find some dudes.

Tamra hangs out in the kitchen with mom Sandy and her fiancé Frank. Son Ryan and Eddie are also there, making Moscow mules. Eddie says they joined the country club. Tamra dances around with the membership folder, and says, they’re very fancy. Eddie says, she’s stoked. In Tamra’s interview, she says they’re moving on up. They moved to a double-gated community on a golf course. Vicki is her neighbor, as well as Jeana from the earlier seasons. She has a $2 million house, that had been remodeled by an interior decorator. In her interview, she says, it’s very Cape Cod, but with a modern twist. It is really nice, but it’s huge. Tamra asks Ryan to resolve his political differences with his brother Spencer. In her interview, Tamra says Ryan is a fanatical Trump supporter, and Spencer is the total opposite. Ryan says, there’s nothing wrong loving America. Tamra tells him that he said he was going to punch Spencer in the face. Ryan say it was the way Spencer was talking to him. Spencer called him a racist. In Ryan’s interview, he says Spencer was offended because he supported building a wall.  Tamra says, is he? and he says, no. Half of his family is Black and Mexican. She says she’s not into politics, and he says they can watch FOX News together. She asks, what about CNN? and ha-ha! his face. In Tamra’s interview, she says Ryan and Spencer were raised differently. Ryan was in daycare, sometimes the lights were turned off, and it was Chuck E. Cheese for birthdays. She thinks he sees what Spencer has, and there’s jealousy between them. She tells Ryan that she doesn’t like her kids not talking. She thinks, as the older brother, he should be the one to make up. Ryan gets ready to jet, and Tamra say she thinks it’s time they bury the hatchet. She doesn’t want weirdness. Spencer thinks Ryan hates him. Ryan says he doesn’t, but Spencer crossed the line, and wasn’t worried about repercussion. Ryan isn’t kicking his ass, but says Tamra can talk to him.

Shannon wants to document the night, and takes a picture. She and Kelly go to The Quiet Woman, and I laugh, since it wasn’t so quiet when they were there before. Shannon babbles to manager Julius about the last time she was there with Kelly, and how she threw a plate. We flash back to that, and in her interview, Shannon says who would have thought she’d be there with Kelly, at the scene of the crime. Life is full of surprises, and you don’t know what’s coming. She tells Kelly that she met someone out of state that she likes the most. She’s been all over the map. She loves having girl time, and says Kelly was there for her this summer. She says she hasn’t seen Gina or Emily, and Kelly asks if she read about Gina’s DUI. Shannon says, it’s the stupidest thing ever, and Kelly says, there’s no reason for it. I agree. In Kelly’s interview, she says she’s not perfect, but Gina is a serious hot mess right now. Shannon says, she had the audacity to use the term self-medicate. It cost Shannon money to defend herself in court. In her interview, she says because of Gina’s statement, David tried to put certain limits on her custodial rights. She’d said Shannon admitted to self-medicating, but Shannon never said that. Some of Kelly’s friends stop by. In Kelly’s interview, she says she’s nervous for Shannon to meet her friend Braunwyn. Shannon typically doesn’t like new people. We flash back to how rude Shannon has been to every new Housewife. Kelly says Shannon needs to give them a chance to build a bond, but when she meets them, she acts close-minded and insecure. She wants Shannon to meet Bronwyn.

Shannon’s friend Ken drops by. Kelly says, he’s in good shape, and he’s got hair. In Kellys’ interview, She says, last year, Shannon had no bench and no game. Not even a water boy. This year, Kelly’s giving her the baton. He tells Shannon that she looks pretty, and she kisses him. Braunwyn arrives, and Kelly introduces her to Shannon. Kelly says Braunwyn has seven kids. Shannon says, amazing, and Braunwyn says, it’s crazy, but fun. Although sometimes she does wonder, what did she do? Kelly says she hated nursing, and Braunwyn says she did it for eighteen years. Shannon wants to know how she has seven children and looks like that. Braunwyn says her mom is sixty-four, and still wears a bikini. We see a picture, and she looks damn good. She says her mom is into plant based medicine, and Shannon likes her already. In her interview, Shannon says, tonight is about fun. She’s going to dance, and get home when she wants to, and talk to who she wants to. She only has to answer to herself. She dances with Braunwyn, even though there’s no dance floor.

Emily tells us that Shane is studying for the bar for the third time. He studies from early morning to late at night, and she gets it – she’s an attorney – but when he’s spending that much time and energy doing that, there’s not much left for a wife and children at home. She’s overwhelmed and not working out. Everything is falling apart. She FaceTimes with Shane. She says he’s not in the library, and he says, it was closed. He’s at his parents’ house. She says she thought it was a pretty fancy library. He jokes that it’s his girlfriend’s house. I know he’s joking, since Emily is the only one who could possibly put up with his nonsense. She says his girlfriend must have a lot of money. The kids are climbing all over the place. In Emily’s interview, she says, there’s not much communication. She’s just letting him study. If he doesn’t pass the bar, the family is going to implode. She hopes that doesn’t happen. She says she needs him to come home and help. He says she’s doing fine.

Kelly and Jolie go to a cat café. In her interview, Kelly says she was thinking of getting a farrow cat. The producer corrects her, saying, it’s feral. She’s disappointed, since she wanted to name it Will Farrow. She got that wrong too, but they let it slide. They go into Catmosphere, and have to sign a waiver first, which makes Kelly a little nervous. In Kelly’s interview, she says they live in Newport Beach, which is beautiful, but has a rat problem. She doesn’t like cats, but thinks she wants one. She points out that she does find herself in a lot of cat fights, and we flash back to a couple of those. She mentions that they’ve been known to have coyotes, and a staff member tells her they prefer the adopted cats be indoor cats. In her interview, Kelly says no way she wants an indoor cat. They poop and pee in a box. It’s gross. This place is really cool; there are cat condos, cat toys, and cats everywhere. Jolie wants Kelly to pet one of the cats, but Kelly says she doesn’t like to touch p*ssy. She and Jolie sit, and Kelly asks if Jolie’s dad has asked her if she’s met Brian. Jolie says, no, but Kelly thinks he has because he freaked out on her. He’s had a girlfriend for years, and has never introduced her to Jolie. Jolie says that’s because he knows she’s judgmental. In Kelly’s interview, she says she thinks it’s serious, so it’s right for Jolie to meet him. A cat jumps on the back of the couch, and Kelly gets all weird.

Emily and Gina meet for lunch. Emily asks, what happened? Gina says she was at a mom’s event, and drinking wine throughout the night. It was a little cup that they kept topping off. Emily asks if she didn’t know how much she drank, and Gina says she did, but she felt okay. She made a last minute decision to go, and just wanted to get home. She made a bad choice. They order, and Emily asks, when Gina was pulled over, did she think DUI? but Gina says, no. She thought it was a ticket. Her friend in the passenger seat had a Negroni, and the next thing she knew, they were asking her to get out of the car. In Emily’s interview, she says, from a legal perspective, a DUI is not a good thing. You can get your license taken away, it can affect your job, and you’re always known as the person with a DUI – a heavy drinker who makes bad decisions. She says the worst part was telling her parents. In her interview, Gina says the cells have clear walls, and the first thing she saw was a man who was handcuffed, smashing his face against the glass over and over, with blood going everywhere. She tells Emily that she didn’t know what was scarier; staying in jail or coming out, knowing she had to tell her parents. She says she has unconditional love for Emily, no matter what. She starts to cry, and Emily asks what Matt said. Gina says he was the first person she told, and he really supported her. She asks if Emily is disappointed in her. Emily says, no… yeah.

During the commercial break, there’s a PSA that tells us, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Emily says it was a dumb thing to do. Gina is lucky it’s not a custody issue. Gina says it’s like ammo. In Emily’s interview, she thinks Gina’s divorce is more difficult than she’s letting on. She’s internalizing her feelings, and it’s manifesting in depression, drinking, and bad decisions. She tells Gina that she’s lucky no one was hurt or injured. Since those are the same thing, I’m guessing she doesn’t want to say Gina could have killed someone. She knows Gina is a good person who made a bad choice, and knows going forward, she won’t make that type of decision again. She’s a good mom and Emily loves her. They hug.

Braunwyn brings a baby downstairs, who starts to wail immediately after being put in the highchair. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says she knew she wanted a lot of kids. Moderation is not her thing. They have Bella, Rowan, Jacob, twins Caden and Curren, Kao and baby Hazel. She says the first question most people ask is if they’re Mormons, Catholic, or Orthodox. She laughs, and says they just like to drink vodka too much. I like her already. She says she was born in a trailer park, and her mom fell in love with a surfer. Her grandfather was wealthy, and they lived with him for a while. She knew she wanted a comfortable life. Husband Sean has bought and sold tech companies. He has an innovative group of people who do stuff she doesn’t understand. I nod, since my husband works in 3-D printing. She says Sean has a naughty side no one but her knows about, and she likes it. they’ve been married nineteen years. She met him at a frat party, and on the first date said she never wanted work and wanted five kids. He didn’t run. They moved back to the OC from Miami, where they’d gone for vacation, and never left. She says in the OC, parenting is a competitive sport. Someone asked if she thought her kindergartener’s class was competitive enough – he digs in the dirt.

Kelly visits Brian at his office. His assistant brings in roses for her, and he has Kelly close the door. She says, it feels weird, but he assures her, it’s nothing weird. He wants to thank her for the last couple months. He takes her hand, and they kiss across his desk. He gives her a card and box. The card is corny, but not too much. She opens the box, and he says, it’s Zofia Day, a hot designer. Kelly takes out a pair of diamond earrings. She says, rose gold, her favorite, and he says, he knows; he listens to her. In her interview, she says she’s glad it wasn’t a ring. That’s not where she wants to be proposed to. She puts the earrings on. They’re beautiful, a long row of diamonds cascading down. I have a necklace like that, but it’s only three diamonds and it’s from Kay’s. She tell him Jolie is warming up to him. He’s glad, and says he can understand Michael being concerned, but he thinks when they meet, he’ll feel better. Kelly says she doesn’t think Michael wants to meet. In her interview, she says she thinks Michael is jealous. They’re moving fast, and this means he’ll lose her forever. Everything is a dig when it comes to Brian. Brian tells her, don’t worry about what you can’t control. Kelly says she just wants to have a great relationship with Michael.

Tamra drives Shannon to Brian’s office. He performed Shannon’s face tightening procedure. We see clips from that, and I’d rather not. He’s called her to come in. In her interview, Shannon says she’s a single lady, and wants to look her best. With a few little tweaks, it’s a new Shannon transformation. Tamra tells Shannon that she’s thinking of having a party this Saturday; a daytime barbecue. She sees Kelly’s car, and makes jokes about the color.

Brian introduces himself, and Tamra asks if he’s Kelly’s squeeze. He says he’s her boyfriend; it’s official. I wish we had another word for when you’re past college age. Lover is a little too personal, and significant other is too long. Tamra and Shannon go to in the back, where Kelly is getting Botox. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Kelly is a handful. She’s curious to see where this is going. Brian goes over whatever with Shannon, and they look at before and after pictures. In her interview, Shannon explains that it’s similar to a facelift, but with little downtime. Kelly suggests Shannon get a boob job. In her interview, she says, no guy wants to motorboat pancake t*tties. Tamra says they’re not finished with the house yet, but she wants to have an informal barbecue. Kelly says she had plans with Braunwyn, but Tamra says to bring her. Brian says he’s going to be with his son out of town.

Tamra asks Kelly if it’s okay for her to invite Vicki. Kelly says if she sees Vicki, she’s walking the other way. Tamra says she doesn’t want to break any girl code, but Kelly says to invite her. In Kelly’s interview, she says, at this point in time, there have been years of destruction with Vicki. We flash back to a huge argument between them. She says, now Vicki has accused her of doing cocaine. We flash back to Vicki’s insinuation at the last reunion. Kelly says Vicki has hurt her in so many ways. Her daughter says she can’t bring friends home because the parents think she does drugs. In Tamra’s interview, she says she knows she’s taking a big risk inviting both Kelly and Vicki. She’s concerned it will end up like Eddie’s party last year. We flash back to Kelly calling Shane a little bitch. Tamra knows they can get along. It takes time, but neither one of them is taking the steps they need to get there. Tamra texts Vicki, who says okay. Like she’s going to miss an occasion to be on film. Kelly tells Tamra that she has nothing to say to Vicki. They have nothing in common, and she doesn’t care. She asks if she should get drunk and sloppy. Then that chick is really going in the pool.

Next time, Shane feels harassed, Jolie tells Kelly the kids are calling her a cokehead, and Vicki wants to talk to Kelly at the party.

⬇ From Wife To Friend…

The OG of the OC has officially been demoted. No orange for you!


But Shannon isn’t having it.


🍹 Unless She Meant Turnip…

I assume by turn-up level, she means Sonja was drunk and she’d never be able to extract herself gracefully. I met Kristen at a radio station cocktail party, and she was lovely. Ramona was supposed to be there too, but no surprise, she ditched it for something better. They had the best wine and hors d’oeuvres too.


☕ Another Case Of Pot and Kettle…

Lots of lawsuits on plates in Beverly Hills.


⚾ ‘Tis the Season…

And the center of the week.


July 30, 2019 – A Trick Up Shiloh’s Sleeve, the End Of BH As We Know It, the Feels, No Mama & O-U-T


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Sam, Jason, and Danny go to the park. Sam and Jason talk bikes while Danny plays ball. Sam asks Jason not to buy Danny a bike until he’s twenty.

On the phone, Shiloh says he wants the Job finished today, and to call when it’s done. Danny’s ball rolls near him, and he picks it up. He asks if Danny remembers him.

Kim opens one of Drew’s medals. He says the originals must have been confiscated when he went AWOL. Oscar had them replaced. Oscar’s last gift to him was a piece of his past.

Curtis meets Jordan and Stella at the MetroCourt. He says he only has a minute. He has to do a security walk-through at Aurora. Stella says she’s proud of him. Head of security is impressive, and better than chasing shadows and digging up other people’s secrets.

Peter goes to Lulu’s place. He tells her that he must have dropped his wallet in the couch cushions, and digs around. She says Rocco is at the Quartermaine’s and Charlotte’s father just her. He says he noticed she took a personal day. Is she okay? She says, everything is fabulous. She takes a sip of wine, which she’s obviously been drinking for a while. She says she’s taking Maxie’s advice, grabbing life by… whatever you grab life by, and throwing herself back into the mix.

Valentin tells Obrecht, welcome back to Windymere. She tells him, stop hovering, but he says he’d hate to see her take a tumble over the side. She says she knows the house well. She was holding people hostage there long before he showed up. Nina comes out, and Obrecht thanks her for her concern, but she’s safe in her own home. Valentin says she lives by herself. If anything happens, who knows when, or if, she’ll be discovered. Nina says it’s giving her peace of mind. Obrecht says, it’s not necessary, and they already have a full house with Charlotte and Sasha. Sasha joins them, and Nina tells her to let Obrecht know how roomy the house is. Sasha says they’re going to have even more room when she moves out.

Ryan picks up the phone, and tells Ava, hello darling. Has she missed him as much as he missed her? He saw her Crimson cover. It was evocative. And Midnight in the Garden pf Good and Ava, appropriate imagery. She says he never struck her as the type to follow fashion. He says that’s because she only saw him mimic his brother’s banal sense of style, but he threw in some flair. He has his own aesthetic. She says she noticed. She tells him, as he may have guessed, it’s not a social call. He asks, how can that be? He only ever thinks of her. He laughs, and says there has been something else on his mind. Not so much a who, but a what; his kidney, the one stolen from him. Did she happen to have a hand in that? At first she’s confused, but then the lightbulb comes on, and she says, that would make sense. She wondered why he, of all people, donated an organ, to the Commissioner no less. She thought he was offered a deal, but now he’s telling her that they actually stole it. Those self-righteous hypocrites. No wonder… he holds them in contempt. He tells her that she almost said we. She gets him. No matter how much she thinks she hates him, she knows him, like he knows her. He missed that. She says she hasn’t, and he says, of course not (🍷), but obviously she needs something from him. How can he help?

Stella tells Curtis, that came out wrong. A corporate job must be nice change. He says, it has its advantages; regular hours, a salary, generous benefits, especially while Jordan is recovering. Jordan says it will be better when she’s up to full speed, but Curtis tells her to take her time. Stella says they both deserve a rest, although it must be tame after chasing Ryan. Maybe Curtis will find some corporate espionage to spice things up.

Nina says Sasha promised to stay for the wedding. She can’t move back to Chappaqua now. Sasha says she’s not. She’s finding her own apartment. Between the job and some other things, she’s decided to stay. Nina hugs her, and says she’s so thrilled. When she sees Michael Other Things Corinthos, she’ll have to thank him. Sasha tells her not to say anything, and spare her the embarrassment, but Nina says she never got the chance to show Sasha’s prom date her baby pictures. She has to make up for lost time. Nina asks Obrecht if it isn’t wonderful, but Obrecht says she’s calculating the distance to shore, in case she decides to go swimming for exercise. Valentin asks if she can’t stay out of the water, and she says she’ll be better prepared for sharks this time. Nina says they don’t have them there, but Obrecht says, they’re not necessarily in the water. Nina is excited that her daughter chose to live in Port Charles. Obrecht says she’s brave, considering the crime rate and the low number of convictions. Nina sits between Valentin and Obrecht, and puts her arms around them. She says she has everyone she loves close by. Just the way she likes it. Neither Obrecht nor Valentin look thrilled.

Kim asks if Drew had no idea, and he says he was completely blindsided. She says, it’s pretty spectacular. Drew says he wishes they’d got there in time for Oscar to see them, but Kim says Oscar didn’t need medals for him to think Drew was a hero. She thinks he ordered them so Drew could be as sure as Oscar was that he’s a good man.

Shiloh asks Danny if his mom and dad are around. Jason runs up, and tells Danny to go back to his mom. Danny asks if he’s in trouble, but Jason says, not at all. Shiloh tells Danny to say hi to his mom. Danny runs off, and Shiloh tells Jason he has a lovely little boy despite his efforts to close him off. Jason says, do not approach his family again. Shiloh asks what Jason is going to do; it’s a public place, and Danny is a few feet away. How is he going to explain beating a guy for telling the truth? Jason says Shiloh assaulted Danny’s mother, calling him Hank. He asks if Shiloh wants another beating. He can’t speak if his jaw is wired, and he can’t grope anyone with two broken hands. Like the big baby he is, Shiloh says he’ll tell his lawyer that Jason has been making threats. He leaves, and Danny asks Jason if everything is okay. Jason says, it’s all good.

Kim asks Drew if the medals came with any paperwork, and he tells her the citations are there. She says she’d love to know what he did to earn them, and he gives her the envelope.

Lulu tells Peter, Maxie is right. She has so many amazing things in her life. For instance, her children. She has a kickass job with a kickass boss. She has a byline. People know who she is, and her stories make a difference. He says he knows that; he publishes them. She says she helped to catch a serial killer. She’s so much more than Dante’s wife. She’s Leslie Lou Spencer, and what she is, is remarkable. It’s hard to feel amazing and abandoned, but she’s more remarkable than abandoned. Peter is sure Dante is remarkable too, but from where he’s standing, Dante is an idiot.

Jordan asks Stella what’s going on with her. How’s Marcus? Stella says, same as usual. Very much in love with his wife. He’s in a very complicated, heartbreaking situation, all of which she’s accepted. Jordan says it’s wonderful how they’ve become such great friends, and Stella agrees it’s nice they’re in each other’s lives again. Jordan asks what about her genealogy search. Did she follow up? Stella says, nothing. She took the bait, and gave them money to send the relative a letter about meeting, but they never heard back. Jordan tells her, give it time. Stella says, whoever the mystery relative is, they’ve chosen to stay a mystery. Curtis and Jordan exchange looks, and Stella says they’re doing that thing couples do when they want to work your last nerve. Jordan says she took it upon herself to send the genetic markers to a friend in forensics. Stella asks if she’s related to Billy Dee Williams, and Curtis says, that would be awesome. Jordan says, genetically speaking, it’s a much closer relation than they thought.

Drew tells Kim that he got a medal for saving Shiloh, and she says, Shiloh claims that’s the moment he turned his life around, and embraced the light. Drew says he saved a man who turned out to be a con artist, but Kim says he couldn’t know that then. He says, according to Shiloh, they were best buddies. Kim looks at the paperwork, and says according to this, he rescued a civilian contractor, and went back to rescue SEAL Charles Tex Owens. Maybe he can give Drew information, and shed light on his supposed friendship with Shiloh.

Danny asks, what happened? Did he do something wrong? Jason says he did everything he was asked and didn’t argue. Sam says she’s the one who made a mistake. She should never have introduced Danny to Shiloh. He’s a bad man she was investigating, and should have told him. Danny asks why she didn’t, and she says she didn’t want to confuse him. Jason is pretty sure Shiloh knows not to come near Danny, but if he does, Danny should get them or an adult he trusts. He tells Danny not to be afraid; just be aware. Shiloh won’t hurt him, and if he tries, they’ll stop him.

Ava tells Ryan that she’s working with someone to reach Kiki. Kiki’s spirit can’t find peace. Ryan doesn’t see what that has to do with him, but she says, he killed her. He separated her soul from her body. The least he can do is help her put Kiki’s soul to rest

When they’re alone, Valentin says he owes Sasha an apology. He told her to steer clear of Michael, but now that she’s formed an emotional attachment, it might work in both their favors. She says she’s been trying to tell him that. Nina wants her there, and is happy she’s staying, but he’s the man Nina loves. Charlotte is Nina’s stepdaughter, and they’re a family. Valentin says she’s part of the family now. It’s not how he planned it, but sometimes things work out for the better. Sasha is everything he’d hoped for in a daughter for Nina. He’s happy she’s developed a life of her own that will keep her close by. That leaves just one problem; Obrecht. She asks how he suggest they handle that, and he tells her, leave it to him. He has a few ideas. Outside the door, Obrecht listens.

Jordan explains the DNA comparison between Stella and the mystery relative, showing her the percentage of genetic material they have in common. Stella asks if that makes them cousins, and then asks Curtis why he’s looking at her like that. Curtis says she knows nothing in the past or present could affect how they love and respect her. She says she’s starting to wonder, and he says, if something happened when she was younger, maybe before she lived with them, like perhaps having a child she couldn’t keep, she can tell him.

Stella asks if Curtis has lost his mind. She doesn’t have a secret love child roaming around. He says he didn’t think so, and she asks why he said that. He says, just on the off-chance, he wanted her to know she could tell them. She knows his heart is in the right place, but she’s told him time and again that he and his brother are all the children she needed. This has officially become more trouble than it’s worth. The truth can’t possibly be as crazy as the story they cooked up. Jordan says she’s closely related, but Stella says they have no intention of meeting with her, and she has no need to search the world for a stranger.

Lulu asks Peter what he said about her husband. He’s wonderful and amazing, so are their kids. He’s going through something horrible. Peter says he was there when Dante shot him. He doesn’t think Dante even knew what he was doing. But he doesn’t understand how Dante could walk away from them. She says, he has PTSD. Peter says, he abandoned the family he claims to love. She says he does love them. That’s why he’s making this choice; the most difficult choice of his life. He’s protecting them, knowing he might not return, in order to make her feel safer.

Ava tells Ryan, in death, as in life, Kiki refuses to speak to her. The psychic said Kiki thinks Ryan still has a hold on her, and needs to let her go. he asks, how? and she says the psychic seems think if he apologizes, Kiki will finally be able rest. He says, okay, and she says, so he’ll apologize for taking Kiki’s life, and let her go? He says, of course (🍷). Confession is good for the soul, but it’s not specified which soul. It’s not helping to remind Ava of who she is; a force to be reckoned with. Not some patsy being taken in by a con artist. The dead are dead. There are no souls wandering the earth for resolution. Kiki isn’t restless. Her soul doesn’t exist, and never did. He tells Ava, go home and come back after she gets the help she clearly needs. He hangs up the phone.

Drew and Kim approach Curtis’s table. Stella tells them again that she’s sorry for their loss. Drew thanks her, and tells Curtis the offices are emptied. His team can finish securing the area, and when Curtis is ready. Drop Drew a line when he’s done. He’s sure they’ll be safer.

Danny asks if he can go over his soccer moves, and Sam tells him to stay where they can see him. She asks Jason if he thinks Danny is okay, and Jason says, he seems to be. She doesn’t want him to be afraid that Shiloh is lurking somewhere. Jason thinks Danny trusts them to deal with Shiloh. Now, they just need to figure out how do that.

Shiloh waits. He remembers telling Drew that they could run a sting. Root the bastards out, and trick the sellers. They could split the money, and never see each other again. Returning to the present, he says, where the hell are you?

Ryan picks the phone back up.  Ava says he’s right about one thing; he has no soul. It’s a comfort to know, once he’s gone, he’s gone for good. He’s nothing on the outside, and it matches what’s on the inside. He says, that’s more like it. There’s his Ava. She says whoever stole his kidney shouldn’t have stopped. He should be dead. The knife she plunged in his back should have killed him. He says that’s what he missed so much. Her veracity and passion. It was one of the first things he fell in love with. She says, then let her go. He says, whoever said if you love something, set it free was just making excuses. Why would you want it to go anywhere? That’s not how it works. She says, please, and begs him to let her go, so Kiki can rest in peace.

Lulu asks if Peter is trying reverse psychology on her; pissing her off about Dante so she defends him. Peter says he’s being honest because he cares. Lulu says he thinks he understands, but has no idea. They had issues like everyone else, but the bad was so small and insignificant, it was nothing compared to the good. How good it felt to love each other. That’s why Dante is staying away; he loves them. Peter wonders why he can’t find another way that doesn’t rip the family apart. Lulu says Peter reminds her of herself, passing out advice like she has a clue regarding what she’s talking about. It’s easy to Monday morning quarterback other people. If he had loved anyone before Maxie, maybe he’d understand. He says maybe he is love challenged, and is unfamiliar with the ins and outs, but if it hurts this much, maybe Lulu is better off without Dante. He walks out.

Nina says Obrecht’s room is being prepared. She tells Valentin that Obrecht insisted on the room farthest away from them. Obrecht says why should her snoring bother anyone. Valentin says her generosity in thinking of others is uncharacteristic. Sasha says she has to meet Michael. They’re going away, but she’ll send Nina her contact info. Nina looks at her phone, and says she’s been waiting for this. Obrecht asks if another body has been found, but Nina says it’s the new numbers from Crimson. They’ve exceeded expectations, and are annihilating the competition. She wants to get out the best champagne, and hopes Jax and Hayden choke on it at dinner. Obrecht says, Hayden is coming there tonight? Nina knows Hayden and Obrecht hate each other, and Obrecht accused Hayden of trying to kill her, but this is a super important business dinner. Obrecht says she’d rather eat in the barn, and Nina tells her, just don’t set it on fire this time. Everything is coming together. Crimson is on top, her beautiful daughter has decided to stay in town, and has found love. Sasha says they haven’t said the L-word yet, but Nina says it will happen. And her aunt didn’t drown. Obrecht says Nina needs to raise the bar. Nina says she’s marrying Valentin in September, and it’s going to be the happiest day. There’s nothing to worry about, and nothing to stress them. They can just focus on their happiness. She kisses Valentin, and Sasha says she needs to go. Nina leaves to see about dinner, and Obrecht says, so the wedding is going on as planned? and Valentin says, which begs the question, why would he jeopardize Nina’s happiness by harming Obrecht?

Kim understands why Drew doesn’t want the procedure done – he doesn’t want to risk his relationship with Oscar or Scout – but the medals are a great gateway to his past. Drew says, not just his. Shiloh’s redemption story hinges on Drew saving him. Now there’s another witness to prove he’s a liar.

Stella tells Jordan that she has to get to work. Jordan looks at her, and she says, what now? Jordan says her friend from forensics found something. Stella says she told Jordan to drop it, and she means it. Jordan says Stella might reconsider. Her friend used the same lab that the PCPD uses, and the information suggests Stella’s relation lives in the greater Port Charles area.

Ryan tells Ava that if she really believes the truth will set Kiki free, here it is. He doesn’t regret doing anything, if it meant being by Ava’s side and in her bed. Deep down, he thinks she feels the same way, but she says, not true. He says she consented to everything they did, and she says she consented to Doc. Ryan says she wouldn’t look twice at Doc. She consented to being with him. He suggests she look up the word deception. She tells him to consider taking that back if. He laughs, and tells her, ask herself why he would want her be less haunted by her love for him, than he is for her? She says she hates him, and he says, that’s two sides of… she knows the rest. If the psychic is right, they’re bound together for eternity, and he takes small comfort in that.

Obrecht tells Valentin, stop the petty torment and mind games. She knows he’s the one who tried to kill her. He says, cut the crap. If he wanted her dead, she’d be dead. He has a vested interest in Nina’s happiness. If she’s looking for who pushed her, look at someone else. It’s not him. Not this time.

Jason tells Sam that DOD is practically shut down. Shiloh’s followers are leaving, and his offshore assets are frozen. Sam says the Pledges were destroyed, and Shiloh has been stopped from going near Wiley. Jason thinks Shiloh still has another trick up his sleeve. They’ve just got to figure out what it is.

Curtis goes into Drew’s office, and finds the credenza open and ransacked. He makes a call saying he needs some guys there now.

Someone meets Shiloh, but we don’t see who they are. He asks if they got it. He’s handed the flashdrive, and he says, nice work.

Tomorrow, Alexis wonders how her sex life became a hot topic, Valentin says Cassandra has resurfaced, and Drew tells Shiloh that he’s going to find out what happened in Afghanistan.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Reunion – Part Three

Almost done with The Real Housewives of Self-Righteous Hypocrisy.

Backtracking a little, Camille says Denise told her to tell her daughter that she’s an effing liar in regard to Teddi’s snub. Denise says Camille needs to take a second. Because this is not good. Andy asks what was going through Denise’s mind at lunch, when Camille trash talked everyone. Denise starts saying she was uncomfortable, and Camille gets up. She says, it’s a set-up, and leaves, taking off her dress as she goes. Denise asks if she’s on something. She’s so angry. Backstage, Camille calls them nasty bitches, and Denise says, she’s effing nuts. Denise never said that.

Andy goes backstage, and Camille says, that’s it. She’s done. Andy asks, what set-up? and she says Denise did say she cursed at her kids. We view some unseen footage that backs up what Camille is saying. On stage, Denise says she never told Camille to tell her daughter that she’s a liar. Erika says she’s speechless, and she’s rarely speechless. LisaR says Camille didn’t want them at her wedding. We go back to last week, where Camille said it was just for production. Camille tells Andy that they were nasty about her wedding, but Andy says, they thought it was great. Camille points out that Teddi claimed the best part of her wedding was leaving. We see a clip from the Watch What Happens Live aftershow where Teddi says just that.

Kyle says, Camille was so mean, and LisaR says, no one ever said they didn’t want her somewhere. I find that hard to believe. Camille tells Andy that they want her to jump on the LVP hate train. She understands how they feel, but she still misses LVP. Can’t she say something nice about LVP without them jumping on her? She feels ganged up on because she didn’t gang up on LVP. Kyle says Camille isn’t being genuine, and Andy tells Camille that he thinks they feel she says one thing to them, and another behind their backs. Camille says, they all talk about each other. Andy thinks if she was consistent, there would be no issue. Camille doesn’t know what issue Denise has with her, and Andy says Camille just said she didn’t like Denise. LisaR says Camille is much angrier than she realized. Andy asks Camille to come back for more torture.

Andy goes back, and tells the women that Camille feels they want her to talk sh*t about LVP. He told her they wanted her to be consistent, but she’s upset because they trashed her wedding on the aftershow. Kyle says, it’s Camille on season one times ten. Camille returns, and Kyle says, it’s so awkward, but LisaR says they’re glad Camille came back. Andy asks why Camille is crying, because either he’s a total idiot or wants to make her cry harder. She says it’s been hard for her to talk to them. She was very hurt after the wedding. LisaR asks if she’s okay, and if there’s something more going on. Camille says she was really hurt, and LisaR says, it was a great wedding. Camille reminds Teddi that she said the best part was the departure. It broke her heart. She thought they had fun. Teddi says they did enjoy it, and they being shady. They’d heard terrible things that Camille said. She didn’t know Camille was mad during the camping trip. She never said anything. Camille says she was just mad in that moment, but Teddi says she didn’t just talk about it once. Camille says she’s had a lot going on. She doesn’t even remember everything that happened specifically.

On top of the large volume of flashbacks, they also keep overlapping when we come back from a commercial break. Did they seriously not have enough material without LVP? Kyle tells Camille that she said she didn’t want to invite them to her wedding. She’s feeling hurt, and it’s confusing. Camille says she’s confused too. Kyle says she knows Camille is a good person; just be honest. She knows it’s hard sometimes. It was hard for her go to LVP and be honest. Andy says Camille made serious claims about Dorit’s financial status, but said she was protecting her. Camille says she didn’t want to say anything, and Dorit says, but she did. We flash back to that, and Erika says, it was a thinly veiled threat; I know something about you. Camille says, it was irresponsible, hurtful, and mean. She realized after she said it, and felt horrible. Dorit says she’ll always have shadow of doubt, and can’t trust what Camille says is real. Andy tells Camille that she said she doesn’t care for Denise. Was there something specific? Camille says she didn’t like what Denise said about her daughter lying. Denise insists she told Camille to reassure her daughter, and tell her Teddi was just in a hurry. She doesn’t think she would say anything like that, but if she did, she’s sorry.

Andy brings up the controversial conversation about Brett Kavanaugh, and how it took a personal turn. We flash back to that, and he asks if Camille feels misunderstood about what she said. Camille says she feels people need be heard and believed. LisaR says she thinks having the conversation was a good thing. She thinks it’s important that victims be believed; her mom is one. She’s a survivor, and so is Camille. Erika is a survivor. Erika says Camille is a survivor of a lot of things. Andy asks what it was like for Camille, walking through the embers of her house. She says they were lucky to salvage some stuff, like baby pictures. She starts to cry as we flash back. Andy says he can’t imagine, and everyone says they’re sorry. Erika says but Camille does have the ability to rebuild. Thank God she’s safe, and she’s got the kids. Camille says she lost Scott too; her assistant and confidant is gone. Andy says it struck him when she said she lost her house, but losing a friend is more difficult.

Andy says Denise had to run out of the house at a moment’s notice. Her house was okay, but all of their belongings had smoke damage. Denise says every piece of clothing, but it’s stuff. For her it was her kids and her dogs. It was moving so fast, and they had to get out. Andy says it’s nice that the other women brought them clothes. Camille says, it was very kind. Andy stirs the pot by reminding Camille that she said Denise doesn’t understand the heartache. Her rented house didn’t burn down. Denise doesn’t know the reason. She thinks they’ve been empathetic. She and Camille talked several times. Who gives sh*t if she was renting? They’ve been figuring out where to live, and she wondered where this was coming from; what did she do to Camille that Camille thinks she’s not empathetic? Camille doesn’t know; she has no answer. She’s sorry. Denise says, this is where we think before we speak, making me want to smack her, even if I agree. She says Camille said some extremely hurtful things that had no truth to them. She’s talking out of her ass. Denise says she’s been nothing but nice, kind, and supportive. Camille says she’s had a difficult year. She doesn’t have a home; her family has been displaced; and her mom is very sick. She’s overwhelmed. LisaR comes over, and sits next to Camille, putting an arm around her. Camille says she was nervous to come. Denise wonders if she needs to take a minute, but Camille says she’ll be okay. LisaR says she’s been through a lot. Andy asks if she regrets being so open in her opinions. Camille says she’s been wrong, and she’s sorry if she’s been cruel. Andy suggests they take a break, and air the room out.

Andy says the jet setting housewives took their wanderlust to the next level. We flash back to their Bahamas trip, France, and camping. A viewer says Kyle having a Rolex postmated to the dinner table was the diva behavior to which she aspires. Andy asks if she needs Mauricio’s permission to make a purchase. Kyle says, first of all, she had the watch delivered that was because the shop was going to be closed, and for a big purchase, she checks with Mauricio, and he does the same. Erika says she doesn’t buy her own jewelry because Tom likes to do it. Dorit says, anything over $10K. Oh yeah. For me too. Andy asks how much Camille’s wedding cost, and she says, $120K. Her first wedding was closer to a million, but a lot was spent on security. A viewer can’t believe the spent $700 on groceries for one night when they went camping. Andy asks what happened to the leftovers, and Teddi says they donated them to the other campers. Everyone talks about how often they personally grocery shop, which is more than you’d think, but I would too. He asks what LisaR had packed in her bag, and she says, everything. We flash back to Erika asking, what’s in the bag? A dead body? Vanderpump? Erika says LisaR is their resident pharmacy – in a good way. Andy says people were surprised they were without a glam squad in Provence. Erika says they were fine; they’re capable. He asks when Kyle was more hammered, clubbing or the wine tasting, and she says, Provence. We flash back to her helping Teddi up the stairs. Erika doesn’t know how they were still walking upright. Kyle says they also had extreme jet lag. In nine years, it was the most she’d consumed, and the worst it’s gotten. Andy tells her, that’s saying something.

And in the moment we all knew was coming, we flash back to Puppygate and the Radar Online article. Dorit says it was no longer about the dog, but about her friendship with LVP. We see Kyle’s involvement, and her wondering how she was going to say LVP had nothing to do with it, when she’d been accused of it before. We go way back to the reunion where Adrienne said LVP had leaked a story. We see the beginning of LVP’s argument with Kyle, and LVP asking Camille if she’ll have to take a lie detector test. Andy says a practicing attorney told them the test was 70% accurate, and not admissible in court. Erika says, Tom weighed in, and said they were unreliable, but can be good if the right person [administers] them. Dorit is also suddenly a font of information about the tests. Denise wonders how LVP found it. Andy says he’s skeptical about how Kyle found out, and asks if she’s sure production didn’t tell her about it. Kyle says the family of one of her daughter’s friends was burglarized, and they had the construction workers take one. Andy asks why she’d dispute it’s validity, and Kyle says they’ve used it with workers, and someone failed who she knew didn’t do it. I’m wondering how she knows that for sure, but okay. I’m also guessing the test would be more likely to err in this direction if the person was super nervous. Kyle says the friend said the lady with the dog was there. LVP did a practice run, then had production film it. Andy asks why they think LVP had a trial run, and Kyle says, to see if she passed. Erika says, so when the cameras showed up, she gave a great performance. Andy tells them the boss at Radar said LVP wasn’t the source, and has never been an anonymous source. Kyle says someone in that position wouldn’t normally make statements unless they’re a friend. She doesn’t think Radar is losing sleep over whether LVP leaked a story or not. Camille asks if Denise thinks it could be someone from the center. Denise says, maybe. LisaR says LVP isn’t stupid enough to make the call herself. She’d have someone else do it. She says LVP talks through the press. That’s how she announced she was leaving the show.  Andy talks about LVP’s digs at them via social media. Kyle says they’ve been accused of bullying LVP, but haven’t stooped that low. We see a clip of LVP joking about Erika tucking, and the mini backlash that followed it. It’s pointed out by a viewer that Erika talks about her d*ck on the show, so what’s the difference? Erika says LVP was taking a swipe at her and being funny, but hurt a viable community. I love how it’s always someone who isn’t a member of a viable community, uses that for their own agenda. Andy says, considering LVP’s brother had committed suicide, viewers felt it was a pile-on when LVP wasn’t in the best state of mind. We flash back to one of the few times we’ve seen LVP cry. Kyle says they all have empathy, and Dorit says they spoke a lot, almost every day. LisaR doesn’t think they were mean girls or they bullied LVP. Kyle says LVP’s Behavior wasn’t a new thing. Andy tells them LVP said she wasn’t watching the show. Teddi says, when you’re surrounded by people who tell you what you want to hear, you lose the ability for self-reflection.

Andy says LVP and Kyle’s rollercoaster of a relationship came to the end of its run. We flash back to their friendship, and LVP saying they’re partners in crime, and end with that miserable fight, which I’d love to never see again. Kyle cries, and says, it’s sad. It’s sad LVP isn’t there. She paid the ultimate price by being honest. She has thought about how it might have played out if she hadn’t told LVP. Dorit says, it’s a sad end. Andy asks what the prediction is for the future. Kyle says she had thought LVP would show up. Camille cries too. Andy says he hates to see it. Since he’s so choked up, without even missing a beat, he says, Ken’s infamous farewell went viral with the #GoodbyeKyle challenge. We see clips of various people saying, goodbye, Kyle, Harry Hamlin and Kris Jenner among them. Andy asks what the intention was, and Kyle says she was being trolled on Twitter, and people were using the hashtag. Instead of taking it, she decided to make a joke out of it. She says it’s another example of LVP making her look bad. Her sister Kathy was at their house, and even though LVP acted wounded, they were laughing about it. She thinks LVP thought it was funny. She says LVP has amazing qualities, and you take the good with the bad with friends. Andy says he’ll leave it there. He thanks Camille, who says it was heart wrenching. She had a lot of emotions going on, and she’s sorry if she hurt anyone. She adds that she adores Kyle, and they hug. LisaR gives Camille kudos for showing up.

Andy says in the final moments, he wonders what the most surprising revelation was for the newest Housewife. Denise says the friendships between the women. Also the friendships she formed. She knows they’d be there for her, and vice versa. In LA, that’s something wonderful to have. Andy says that in an interview, Erika says she allowed herself form a sisterhood, something she hadn’t had before.  Does she think she’s changed? Erika thinks they’ve all changed. Dorit says her friendships were challenged, and Andy asks if she feels secure. She says she does in this group, throwing one last dig at LVP.  Andy asks if Teddi still feels pressured to be the moral compass for her friends. Teddi says she’s learned a lot, about her friends and herself. It was a good wake-up call. Andy reminds LisaR that last season, she was the nicest effing version of LisaR. What about this season. She asks what he says, and he tells her that he’d say she’s just an a-hole with iconic hair and lips, which I assume is referring to some earlier joke. Or Andy is being totally rude. LisaR says she thinks she was forthcoming. He says for Kyle, the season ended a long friendship with LVP. How else does she want it to be remembered? She says she’s been asked a lot how she can still be doing the show, but she has fun with the women. Even though a door closed, she doesn’t know what the future holds. They’ve all bonded, and opened up. They’ve shared more than they ever have, and she laughed so much. Andy begs to open LVP’s birthday present, and Kyle says okay, but he has to put the bow back on. It’s from Manolo Blahnik. Andy takes out a pink belt with a sparkly buckle. Teddi suggests he wants for the clubhouse, but Kyle says she’s sending it. She thought she was going to give it to LVP today.

Tequila shots appear, and Andy says they’re well-earned. They’ve been troopers. It was a wild season, but he’s glad they got closure. It was a nice way to end it. He asks who’s going to lead them in a toast, and Denise says, Queen Kyle. Kyle says, to friendships, and being honest with each other, and being there for each other, and continuing to grow in their friendships. Dorit says she’s grateful for them, and everyone clinks glasses. Andy thanks them for a great season.

🍸 My Own Wrap-Up…

I’m sad that I’m glad this is over. I remember thinking during the first episode of the entire franchise, The Real Housewives of Orange County, that this was the future of television. There had been reality TV before. While most of us don’t remember the Loud family – stars of An American Family on PBS in the early 70s – although their show has been rerun from time to time. I spent one New Year’s Day hungover and fascinated with it. Probably the most popular up until now is The Real World, which was actually a good show before it became the hot-tub-drunk-sex show. People had lives and jobs and meaningful interactions, both with their housemates and people on the outside. But for some reason, when the Housewives began, the world was ready for a change in programming, and here we are.

I’ve never missed an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While I’ve let some Wives fall by the wayside – looking at you, Atlanta and Potomac – and there were others I struggled to find – The Real Housewives of Sydney, anyone? – I’ve stuck with these women through thick and thin. There has been no season, however, that made me want to stop watching until now.

I’ve joked that if LVP would adopt an older child, I’d be on her doorstep in a heartbeat, and said she can do no wrong, but I’m not daft. She doesn’t walk on water, and we all have faults. But the relentless raking her over the coals was insane. They even talked about her throughout most of the reunion, which I might add, must have been lacking in material since a good 40% of it was flashbacks. With another 40% given to talking about LVP, it didn’t leave much. Maybe because there isn’t much to leave.

In a year where her brother committed suicide, her mother died (albeit after filming), several of her dogs went to the Bridge, Giggy was diagnosed with a heart condition, she opened three restaurants, and nearly single-handedly brought attention to the dog meat trade, these women decided to make LVP a target because she may or may not have pointed out the obvious. Dorit did an effing stupid and thoughtless thing, disregarding a dog adoption contract because she wanted to circumvent the rules. Maybe she didn’t want to face LVP, maybe it was just inconvenient, but in giving the dog to what she thought was a new, loving home, it ended up in a shelter. Dorit was wrong. Period. Camille was the only one to point this out, but since she was Enemy Number Two, no one listened.

I don’t believe LVP leaked the story, but that’s not to say it didn’t come from her staff at Vanderpump Dogs, or that she didn’t turn a blind eye. The really stupid thing is, anyone who cares would have ended up knowing anyway, because, the show. So in the long run, the whole thing was immaterial. Dorit wailed over the backlash, to which I say, don’t do something stupid in the first place, and after that, nothing LVP could have done would have been enough to convince them she wasn’t lying. Even a lie detector test was found fault with. Yes, I’m completely aware they’re inadmissible in court, but passing one while still being guilty is pretty difficult. Ain’t nobody got time for that, least of all LVP. When Kyle flat-out said she didn’t believe LVP, the friendship was done, and LVP was done with the show.

The whole thing was depressing, and I don’t think any of them came out looking good. Regardless of how much of a hand LVP did or did not have to do with the Radar story, she didn’t deserve the persistent sniping and continual jabs throughout the season, especially after the year she had. Even Brandi was dragged in for her nasty two cents. It was a huge disappointment to me that she’s good friends with Denise Richards, who I’ve liked up until now. I still like her, but I think she came in knowing nothing, and probably still doesn’t. I, too, believe even a hooker deserves Thanksgiving dinner, but I’m not going out for drinks with her, and listen to her opinions about LVP. (That was a joke. I’m sure the hooker was much more of a lady than Brandi.) I think Denise likes to take in strays, and I’m not just referring to dogs and cats. The worst part was how no one could understand why LVP no longer wanted to be friends with Kyle, when Kyle said she believed LVP was lying. They didn’t seem to get that, from that time forward, LVP would be wondering if Kyle believed anything she said. So what would be the point of a friendship? LisaR also got the nasty consolation prize, for giving Kim the finger and calling her a c-word while dressed as Erika Jayne, and using that as an excuse. And I don’t even particularly like Kim.

I also found it creepy how the group passed LVP’s symbolic crown to Kyle, making her queen of the group. She pretended to be all humble, but I’m pretty sure, deep down, she was pleased. While I’m curious who will have the bullseye on their back next season, I’ll have to read about it in someone else’s recap. If I even do that.

🎼 No. Just No…

LuAnn as Mama Morton? Here’s the scoop on the Countess being in Chicago on Broadway. As I thought, not quite. And I’ll bet she needs more rehearsals and coaching. She’d possibly need someone singing in her ear.


🐶 Working Double Dog Duty…

While my partner in pup care works overtime. So the answer to this question is, me.

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 24, 2019 – No Show Shiloh, a Charming Dinner For Some, a Tweet, It’s Back Ya’ll, a Whole Pot of Beverly Hills Tea & How Does It Happen?


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Um… That’s what I said when I was hoping for some Shiloh scenes, and instead saw Robert Mueller on my TV.

Here’s what their FB page said: Due to the ongoing hearings on Capitol Hill, today’s episode of #GH will instead air tomorrow. Believe us when we say that it’s worth the wait. Stay tuned.

Here’s what I said: People’s Court, here I come.

Here’s what Soaps in Depth said:


Southern Charm

It’s morning in Colorado. The group trickles downstairs (or up, in Shep’s case) for breakfast. Austen says Madison is already out skiing. Chelsea wears a hat inside because she’s a wimp cold. Craig is making breakfast, and Shep thinks Craig is in the early lead for the MVP of the trip. Craig tells Cameran it’s strange with Austen and Madison. Austen says they have lessons set up for those who don’t ski or snowboard. Eliza says she just knows how to ride a horse. Kathryn comes in wearing some kind of undereye mask things. Craig asks Austen if he and Madison hooked up. That’s a no, but Kathryn asks if he was thinking about it. In his interview, Austen says it’s clear he can’t help himself around Madison. If the opportunity presents itself, he’s jumping at the chance.

Cameron is concerned she’s not on the rest of the group’s level with skiing, and she’s accident prone. In her interview, she says the trip was planned for her to get her mojo back, but she’s a mother now. She drives at the speed limit and doesn’t partake in dangerous activities. God forbid she won’t be there for her child, and she doesn’t want Jason to remarry. She FaceTimes with Palmer. As much as a baby can FaceTime anyway. Shep has to sit things out because of his injury. Whitney says he broke an ankle skiing once. Just one wrong angle and… Cameran doesn’t want to do it now.

Shep wonders why he’s always the first one ready. Even though Madison is already out there, and Austen is sitting there waiting. Craig joins them, bringing along his own snowboard. Shep asks why Eliza takes so long, and she says this is high maintenance, indicating herself. Either accept her or don’t. Kathryn comes in wearing a red ski outfit, with giant furry red earmuffs. Shep asks what planet she’s from, and she says, not this one. I hear that. The bus arrives, and they head out. When they get to the ski resort, Craig says, Kathryn looks like a Teletubby. Austen say he’s getting excited, and Craig says this is his Hallmark dream.

Everyone gets equipped, and those taking lessons go with the instructor. Cameran says she knows how to ski, but she’s sticking with the students. Whitney and Shep decide to get something to eat. Whitney shows Shep how to get oxygen out of something that looks like an airhorn. He tells Shep it helps you get acclimated, but Shep thinks it might be the biggest scam in the world. Clearly, he knows little about scams. They watch Eliza, Danni, Cameran, and Kathryn take a lesson. Madison meets the others, wondering what they’ve been doing. She’s been out since eight. The instructor tells the girls, the number one rule is don’t fall off, as he puts them on a conveyer belt, where they try to balance themselves.

The others take a lift to the hilltop. Shep takes pictures of the lesson. Cameran says she’s too old for this. Chelsea does great, until she falls. Don starts going too fast, and falls, but says, it was amazing. Cameran says they’re all pros now. Don sees a sign that says Happy Hour, and says that’s his next stop. Cameran suggests getting food. Shep, Austen, Madison, and Craig snowboard. Austen asks Madison for a hug, and asks if she missed him. Craig tells them to stop making out, and Austen says he wishes they were.

Danni and Kathryn take the gondola to meet the others. Kathryn freaks a little because she’s going backward. Danni asks what the plans are for dinner, and Kathryn says there’s a chef preparing a marijuana infused dinner at the house. She’s the white elephant [sic] in the room. In her interview, Kathryn says at her lowest point in life, she smoked weed, and her life turned upside down. We see a clip of her saying it was her drug of choice. She says it was the reason she lost her children for a while. She tells Danni, it’s like a big slap in the face – and rude. She also feels awkward about Whitney, and tells Danni that she still has the message in her phone. He asked her to come over, and she said she was with her mom. We read the text of him telling her not to say where she’s going. She tells Danni he wanted to have a quiet night. Danni reads the whole exchange, and says she feels like she watched them have sex. She tells Kathryn that men confuse her sometimes. I don’t know if I believe it, but see below for something I saw on twitter as to a possible reason for Whitney being a jerk. Besides him just being a jerk in general.

Naomie is in the car when Ashley calls. Ashley wonders if she’d be up for grabbing a drink. In Naomie’s interview, she says she’s never gotten a colonoscopy, but sounds better. A bikini wax, a severed arm, her foot run over by a car. She tells Ashley that she’s heading back to her office in Mt. Pleasant. Ashley knows a bar there, and promises to make it quick. Naomie groans. In her interview, she says, everyone deserves a second chance, even if it’s her 27th chance.

The group meets for lunch. Shep says they have a weed dinner tonight, and have more grams than they effing know what to do with. Whitney says they’re like Cheech and Chong. Kathryn and Danni join them, saying the ride was beautiful. Austen says, it’s pretty, but too freakin’ cold. A bell rings in the bar, and they hear a chant, ring that bell. Austen rings it like a maniac, and Shep finds out, when someone rings it, they have to buy a round for the bar. Shep says, Austen is going bankrupt. The total is $250. Austen goofs around with Madison, and Madison tells him, Shep is getting mad. Austen says Shep wants him to be single. Shep says Austen thinks he’s king of the bar. Austen suggests putting it on Shep’s tab. I really get the feeling that Shep is jealous of those he puts down, but I can’t figure out why, or what exactly he’s jealous of.  He’s insecure in some way.

Naomie goes to the bar, and orders an extra-large glass of rosé. She downs it before Ashely comes in. Ashley arrives, and Naomie asks for another. Ashley says, maybe make it a bottle. Naomie says, so..? Ashley says she appreciates Naomie meeting her. Naomie is straight shooter, like herself, and their convictions are strong. It’s obvious Naomie wishes she’d get to the point, and Ashley admits she made it uncomfortable for everyone when they last met. We flash back to her appearance at Eliza’s brunch. Ashley was hoping to get a second chance. She knows it’s wishful thinking, but she doesn’t want to hold a grudge. Naomie says Ashley’s behavior is erratic, and she doesn’t know what she’s going to get; is Ashley going to be nice or call her a bitch? Ashley says, it was just one time, and Naomie asks if it needs to be more. Ashley says she had a lapse in judgement, and besides, she said it in a nice way. Naomie is a bad bitch. In Naomie’s interview, she wonders why she does this to herself. She feels tired. Yep. There are some people who drain me just by hearing their voice. Ashley says she also wants Naomie’s advice on her relationship with Kathryn. Looking back, she’s had no chance to apologize, and wonders how she goes about that. If she runs into Kathryn, should she approach her? Naomie wisely says, no. She doesn’t think so. She doesn’t think Kathryn would be receptive. Ashley wonders, what if she just says, hello, and Naomie says, no. She called Kathryn an egg donor. Ashley says people put things in her head. She owns her actions, and wishes she could go back and fix it, but it’s too late. She’s actually on Kathryn’s side. Naomie asks for more wine. Ashley says she’s done, but doesn’t want to be enemies.

Shep and Austen split a gummy. Shep admits he’s been stoned all day. In Austen’s interview, he says, weed is legal there, and he thinks hiring a skilled chef is a fun thing to do. Get that man a thesaurus. Chef Roilty arrives.  The chef explains there will be four courses. He uses a small amount, and it builds. Shep asks if it will make anyone wild, but Chef Roilty assures him, he knows how to do this.

Craig tells Madison, it’s nice she and Austen are getting along, and asks what’s going on with them. Madison asks what he means, and he says they were being cutesy. Be honest. She says Craig and Shep seem to have something to say about her and Austen’s relationship. They’re a couple of hypocrites, giving advice on a relationship they know nothing about. Craig doesn’t think they should be together, and Madison says, if Austen isn’t asking his opinion, don’t give it. That’s all she asks.

Chelsea says, it smells delicious. The chef explains that he has infused olive oil and infused butter for the meal. Chelsea asks why Austen’s eyes look jacked up. The chef brings out some CBD wine. Chelsea asks if Austen is stoned, and he says he just took a gummy. She can’t believe he did that just before the dinner. Cameran comes in and says, it smells like ganja. She doesn’t want any weed in her food, but takes a sip of the wine. She tells Austen that his eyes are barely open. Chelsea offers Whitney some of the CBD wine, and he asks what that means. I find it hard to believe he’s never heard of it. I’m sure he goes on the internet.

Next door, Kathryn teases her hair. Madison shows up next, dressed in black. Shep says she looks like a femme fatale, and looks extra special tonight. She asks why he’s being nice to her, and he says he’s nice all the time. She asks for a gummy, and they go into the other room. He tells her not to have a whole one, since she’s probably only half his weight, but she says. let her be the judge, and pops one in her mouth. He says he’s starting to think she’s cool, but she should admit she’s toying with Austen’s emotions. She says Shep called her white trash, and she’s not tolerating that kind of behavior from him. He’s making a comment without even knowing her. Shep says it kept coming up, and he’s going to take his friend’s side. She says she thinks he’s a bad influence, and he says, free will’s a MF-er. She asks why he’s getting involved, and he says Austen doesn’t behave like his normal, fun-loving self, and he thinks she brings out the downer in him. She says it’s probably because Shep is breathing down his neck. He says she doesn’t like them hanging out, but she says she’s not controlling; she doesn’t care. In the living room, Austen wonders what tale Shep is weaving. Madison tells Shep she’s not saying she and Austen are going to live happily ever after, or that they’ll even be together, but they do feel some kind of way. Shep says they’re both attracted, but that seems to be the only thing they have in common. He then admits, maybe he’s wrong. She says, 100%, and he says he was angry, and said things he shouldn’t have. It was rude, and he apologizes. Does she accept? She says she’ll think about it. Madison comes back past the kitchen. She says, it smells weird. She sees the chef, and says, sorry. She’s sure he’s doing a great job.

Madison tells Austen that Shep apologized, but she doesn’t care enough to really focus on it. He tells her not to concern herself with it. Chef Roilty says, dinner is ready. He’s decorated the table with leaves he brought from home. He tells them nothing is infused unless they want it to be. He puts the salad dressing and melted butter for the pasta on the table. Eliza thinks they should say a blessing. Cameran is like, not over weed, and Shep thanks God for this leaf. Eliza says they’ll go to church when they get back. Craig asks about the strength, and the chef says it’s five to ten milligrams per serving. Nothing crazy. Craig asks what it tastes like, and Shep says, it tastes like victory. Cameran sniffs the butter. Shep says, drink it, but she says she’d be toasted, and call 911. He tells her, just go to bed if that happens, and she says, ya’ll are peer pressure. Shep and Austen laugh over nothing. In Cameran’s interview, she says it’s entertaining to watching her friends get high on the wacky weed, but she’s realizing there’s no getting her mojo back. Her mojo is retired.

Kathryn wants to let Austen know that it’s okay for her to be around this. It’s not awkward. He doesn’t get what she’s saying, so she says, it would have been nice if he’d asked if she was cool. He says he just assumed, and she says she’s not worried about wanting to do it, but she went to rehab for it. She couldn’t see the kids because of it. He says he’s sorry, but she says, don’t be sorry. She’s just glad it’s not an awkward situation. In Austen’s interview, he says he should have thought about it. He definitely doesn’t want her to feel isolated. Don wonders who will take care of Austen and Shep later on when they can’t speak English. Kathryn says, not her. Shep swallows a spoonful of the butter, and pretends to be all weird. Kathryn shows Craig and Danni something on her phone, and says Whitney said she was a drug addict sociopath. We see a 2016 clip from Watch What Happens Live with Whitney, Landon, and Cameran as guests. Whitney says Kathryn seems like this poor single mother, but she’s a drug addict, violent sociopath. Kathryn say she was just recalling when she had trouble; reminding herself. She says she has to go to the bathroom. It gets quiet as she leaves. Outside, she says she can’t do this.

Madison says these are Austen’s friends. Austen says they have fun together, and Madison says she sees why he doesn’t go home. Craig goes looking for Kathryn. He finds her in the other house, and asks if she’s all right. She says she just needed a minute. She thought she’d be cooler about it, but it’s bringing up memories of a traumatic time in her life. She says she doesn’t want to make a big deal, but Austen never said anything. In her interview, Kathryn says he planned it ahead of time, but never thought it might bother her in any way. It just shows where their focus is – on themselves. Kathryn just wanted him to ask if she’d be cool with it. Back at the table, Chelsea wonders where Kathryn and Craig are.  Kathryn says they talked so much sh*t about her. Whitney has given her a million eff yous. He looked her in the eye, and said they didn’t have sex, but he’s flattered. She gets that he doesn’t want his personal sh*t out there, but it’s already out there. She tells Craig that she’s just processing so she can get over it. I’m so with her on this. They’ve been flaunting legal weed in her face since they got there. Not on purpose, but they’re being thoughtless. It’s not like she just stop smoking either. That was a big deal.

Danni films Shep eating infused potatoes. He demands more weed butter. Craig comes back, and Austen asks if Kathryn is okay. Craig says, she’s not, because of him and Shep. She’s taking a breather because she got a blast from the past. Shep and Chelsea can’t stop laughing. Craig says Austen didn’t ask Kathryn about the weed dinner before throwing it in front of her. Cameran says, didn’t Austen ask her? and he says, no. Austen thanks Craig for saying something, and he says it’s not as much about him as Whitney. Cameran asks, what’s wrong? and Whitney is oblivious, and says goodnight. Craig asks if Whitney isn’t going to make sure Kathryn is okay. Whitney wonders what’s going on, and Craig says he denied hooking up with her, and made her feel like sh*t. He made her cry. They know he and Kathryn had sex. Shep asks how Craig knows. Did he smell Whitney’s junk? Craig says, the person he claims is his friend is upset, and he could care less. Shep says, couldn’t, and Craig corrects it to, couldn’t care less. He says, years ago, Whitney said she shouldn’t have her kids because of what she’s doing, and now they’re celebrating it. What would it cost him to make sure she’s okay? Whitney says Craig is a busybody, and should focus on himself. Craig says he should talk to her. In Craig’s interview, he says if someone denied having sex with him, it would hurt his feelings. He’d be like, he wasn’t that bad. Kathryn doesn’t fit on Whitney’s level of society, and it’s a dirty little secret for him.

Whitney goes to the other house, and looks for Kathryn. He doesn’t see her anywhere, but finds her outside on the porch swing in the dark. He asks if everything is all right. Someone said she was upset with him. She say she doesn’t want talk about it. Please let her be. He leaves.

Next time, the group goes swimming, Shep says he has nothing to hide, Austen doesn’t want to lsoe Madison, Danni wonders what’s wrong with Shep and Austen, and Shep wants ot know why Austen lets Madison walk on him.

🐦 Patricia Agreed...

Reality TV Bliss tweeted: @RealityTVBliss Replying to @ellenburnham and @Pataltschul  Are you keeping up with the custody hearing? Thomas is trying to have cast members deposed and production.  Some already have to go in. He’s alleging she’s a sex addict so YES he would be next on his hit list of witnesses #SouthernCharm

In other words, Whitney is pretending nothing happened so his ass doesn’t get dragged into court. Apparently, in a desperate move, Thomas is saying Kathryn shouldn’t have the kids because she’s a sex addict. I think at this point, the court will probably laugh at him. He’s done. Regardless, Whitney is still being a wuss.

🐮 The Real Housewives of Dallas returns, Wednesday, September 4th, at 9 pm.

🍸 Meanwhile, In Beverly Hills…

Camille worked hard for the money.


Sadly, it hasn’t been LVP’s year.


She still soldiers on though. Project Angel Food is the best. When we were more broke than we are now, some friends got together and had food sent to us through them. The name fits. It was heavenly.


Like the Reunion itself isn’t enough, there’s the rehash afterward.


It’s like the Energizer bunny.


Reality TV isn’t a job for the faint of heart. It’s too bad. I have to admit, although I wanted to like Billie, she was becoming more and more like just one more drama queen. We already have Scheana for that.


❓ No Explanation…

No matter what time frame I have, I always end up running late. I had extra time today, so why…?















July 23, 2019 – Dustin Makes Another Appearance, Camille Walks, No Ambitions, a Thought, Some Justice for Dina & Awake


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

I miss the first half-minute.

As they go into Kelly’s, Sasha tells Michael that she’s hoping for more sun this weekend. Michael says he has to give her a raincheck. Something important came up.

Outside Kelly’s, Josslyn tells Dev, if he wants to drive one of Sonny’s cars, ask him.  He says there’s no reason for Milo and Max to give her rides, when he has a valid driver’s license. She says, it’s a license Sonny bought. Dev didn’t take classes or pass a test. Dev says, who needs a test? He can steal a car and drive away. That practically makes him an expert.

Hayden goes to the hospital, hoping to run into Elizabeth. Finn says she clocked out. He’s glad Hayden cleared everything up at the police station. She says she didn’t push Obrecht overboard, so they let her go. She tells him, a brother is a big branch of the family tree to keep secret, and he says that’s something coming from her. She’s kept her fair share from him.

Valentin and Curtis meet at The Floating Rib. Curtis says he had to look at Jax’s files again. He gives Valentin a folder, and says these are his copies, but everything is already public knowledge. Valentin says he needs to know why Jax has a file on Cassandra. Curtis says Valentin needs to tell him. Jax has a file on both Valentin and Cassandra, so what do they have in common? He knows there’s bad blood between them, but can Valentin think of any reason they would be on Jax’s radar? Valentin says he couldn’t tell him, and Curtis says he’s not big on explanations. Valentin says he’s paying Curtis to dig around, and extending the retainer. Call if he finds anything important. Valentin flips through the papers, and says, this is interesting.

Hayden tells Finn that they both have secrets, and Finn wonders where it got them. His phone dings, and he says he needs to text Anna back. Hayden says he doesn’t have to explain. He says explaining themselves was never their thing. Hayden sees Lucy, who didn’t know she was back in town. She asks if Hayden is just breezing through, or is she looking for someone else to manipulate? Hayden says she wants to put serious roots down this time. Maybe Lucy can help. She was wondering if that cool house she once had in escrow is still on market? Lucy asks if she means the one she and Finn were planning to purchase. Hayden says, that’s the one.

Michael tells Sasha, the trip isn’t canceled, just postponed. He meant to tell her earlier, but they got distracted. She says, sorry, not sorry. They can go another time. She’s sure her mom will be happy she can work. He says, hopefully not all of the days. He has an important function to go to, and he’d like her to be his plus one. She says, of course (🍷). It gives her an excuse to raid the Crimson closet. He suggests wearing something more casual. It’s his godson’s first birthday, which means cake and a big mess. Sasha thinks she’ll survive, and he asks if it’s not too domestic. She says she wouldn’t miss it for the world, and they kiss.

Josslyn says she doesn’t care how many cars Dev has stolen in – he says, Bridgeport. She says, wherever he’s from, it’s illegal and draws unwanted attention. At least don’t mess things up by breaking the law. Sonny’s already broken a lot of them for him to stay in the country. Don’t mess it up. Cameron and Trina come by, and Cameron asks, mess what up?

Maxie pounds on Lulu’s door, asking if Lulu is still mad at her. She’ll do anything to make it better. I’d tell her to start by stopping that banging. Lulu opens the door to Maxie and Peter, saying, she’s not mad. She just doesn’t want to be around people right now. Maxie asks, why not?  Lulu hands her the papers, and Maxie asks what they are. Lulu says, divorce papers. They walk in, and Lulu says, that’s why she didn’t want them to come in. She can’t deal with the look on their faces. It’s humiliating. She needs to focus. She’s been staring at the papers for hours, and can’t figure out how to tell Rocco. Charlotte is with Valentin and Nina, and she’ll be upset, but Rocco is going to be crushed. Maxie says, no offense, but she’s in no shape at the moment. Rocco takes his cues from her. She points to Lulu’s outfit, and asks what’s with the get-up she’s got going on? Lulu asks if she’s supposed to put on a little black dress and tell Rocco that his father is never coming home. Maxie says Lulu is supposed to put on a little black dress, and go drinking with her.

Hayden says Lucy made her point. Lucy says if Hayden is thinking about making Port Charles he home again, she has a junior three-bedroom that would behoove a single woman such as herself. Hayden says she can find another realtor that will be happy to take her commission without insulting her. Lucy does some hand gestures (not that one), and says, it’s the negativity washing away. She was never one to say no to a sale. She gives Hayden her card, and Hayden reminds her, the customer is always right. Finn asks if Hayden is thinking of buying a place, and Hayden says she’s keeping her options open.

Lulu asks Maxie if she supposed to toss back a few tequila shots, but Maxie says, not in a celebratory way. Lulu says, hard pass. She’s not in the mood. Maxie says it will be good for her to get out of the house. And those clothes she’s wearing… Lulu says she’s wearing leggings and a hoodie, not a burlap sack. Maxie says, talking will help, but Lulu says, no, it won’t. She’ll cry and spiral. Maxie says, they can come up with a plan for her to tell the kids. Maxie tells Peter to back her up, but he says he’s not touching this. Lulu says, she can’t. It’s too late to get a sitter. Maxie looks at Peter, and says he can do it. He doesn’t mind, right? He says, no, but full disclosure, he has no experience with kids. Maxie says he’s great with James, but he says, James is a baby. He has no experience with small, walking, talking real humans. Lulu says, that’s a ringing endorsement, but Maxie says, it will be fine. Rocco is going to bed soon anyway. They’re going out.

Carly says, Lulu must be in shock, and asks Sonny how he’s holding up. He says he doesn’t know what to say. He wants Dante to get help, but he’s worried about Rocco. Carly says Lulu needs their support, and Sonny says she’s going to get it. Carly says it’s horrible to think, but it’s possible Dante’s not getting the help he needs. Sonny says it’s not like when he was looking for Dante in Ankara. If not for Dev, they wouldn’t have escaped. Carly knows he’s grateful. Sonny knows she’s worried Dev won’t fit in, but she says she may have been premature. He seems to be getting along okay.

Josslyn tells Cameron that Dev had been begging Sonny to drive his speedboat for weeks. Dev says it hasn’t been weeks, and he doesn’t beg. She says he’d been asking repeatedly. Sonny gave in, but it ran out of gas and had to be towed back. Rule number one; check the gas tank. Dev says, a valuable lesson, to be sure. He’ll check next time. Josslyn says he’s assuming there will be a next time. They start to bicker again, and Cameron says he’s going in to get coffee. Josslyn decides to go with him, and Trina tells Dev to sit. She wants to get to know him better before they get back. He asks what she wants to know, and she says, everything.

Josslyn sees Michael inside Kelly’s, and asks if he’s all right. He says the softball game got a little intense, but he’s all right. Has she recovered from Oscar’s will reading? She says she’s sorry she bolted, but he says he’s just glad she wasn’t alone, and thanks Cameron for taking care of her. He hopes he sees more of her, and she says he will, hugging him. Michael goes back to Sasha, and Cameron says following Josslyn to the park was nothing, but she says she doesn’t know what she would have done if he hadn’t shown up. He’s the only one who knows what it’s like to miss Oscar. Cameron says he misses Oscar too. She says she doesn’t mean to get emo. She just wants to say how much she appreciates it. He went above and beyond to help Oscar, and now he’s doing the same for her, helping her move on – whatever that means. She hugs him, and says he’s a good friend. You can tell Cameron is thinking, ugh. Friend zone.

Cameron and Josslyn go back outside, and Cameron says, sorry to interrupt. Trina says, don’t even. Dev was just telling her about Bridgeport. He doesn’t miss it. Dev says he likes Sonny’s place better. A guy comes by, and tells Cameron that his break is over. They’ve got to move. Cameron tells them he has to go. Community service calls.

Maxie and Lulu go to The Floating Rib. Maxie says, it’s the perfect atmosphere for a chill night out. Lulu says Maxie doesn’t have to keep telling her. Maxie suggests a pitcher of margaritas, and tells Lulu to take a seat. Maxie goes to the bar, and Lulu starts to leave, but bangs into Dustin, spilling his drink. He says, Leslie Lu, we meet again.

Peter asks if Rocco’s screen time is limited, and Rocco says to stop him in five minutes. Peter says, then what? and Rocco says, read him a story. He’s already brushed his teeth, so after that, he goes to bed. Peter appreciates his honesty, and Rocco says he doesn’t want his mom to worry, so they should do bedtime the way she wants it. Peter says when he’s done, pick out a book. Rocco says he’s done, and he knows what book he wants.

At The Floating Rib, Hayden sees Curtis, and hugs him before sitting down. She says she’s sorry she couldn’t catch up sooner. It got hectic at the office. He says trouble has a way of finding her, but she says, not anymore. In fact, she’s embarking on an apology tour. He’s up next. He asks, why him? They’re good. She says she wants to apologize for being a bad friend.  She’s really sorry she missed his wedding, but things were still raw with Finn, and didn’t want to be a distraction. Curtis says Finn was ready to forgive her taking off. That’s why he hired Curtis to track him down. Other than the note, she’s been a ghost since she left. What’s she been up to all this time?

Valentin asks Finn if he’s got a moment. Finn says he’s fresh out. Valentin says he can’t get ahold of Anna, and needs to talk about a mutual concern. Finn says she’s dealing with a family situation. Valentin wonders if she’s not taking Finn’s calls either. He asks Finn to let Anna know they need to talk about Cassandra Pierce.

Peter reads about a boy who has healing water. If there’s a sick person, and he sees death at their head, give them the water. But if death is at their feet, it’s in vain, and the sick man must die. Peter asks if Rocco is sure he wants this story, but Rocco says he’s not a baby; keep reading. Peter says, from that time forth, the boy could tell if the patient could be saved or not.

Dustin asks if Lulu is on another fake date. She says, not exactly. Maxie comes back. Lulu doesn’t say anything, so she introduces herself. Lulu introduces Dustin, explaining she spilled his drink. Dustin says he’d shake hands, but Maxie’s are full. Maxie says she can get a third glass if he wants to join them.

Peter says, the boy gave the man the water anyway, and it worked. They lived happily ever after. Rocco says, that’s not how it ends. It doesn’t work. and the man dies. Peter wonders why Rocco likes this story, but Rocco says he never said that. He said he wasn’t afraid.

Sasha tells Michael that they’ll have to put his dad’s island on their places-to-go list. He says he’d like to add another destination – her hometown. They should take a road trip. She hates to spoil it, but there’s not much to see. She tells him the woman behind his back is staring at them, and he looks. He says, that’s Lucy, she’s a known Port Charles eccentric. Sasha says, she hosts the Nurses Ball every year. Michael asks if Lucy wants to say hello to his girlfriend. Lucy introduces herself, and apologizes for staring. She says, in another life, Sasha could have been the face of Deception.

Finn tells Valentin that he’s familiar with Cassandra. Valentin would rather discuss it with Anna, and Finn says he can’t discuss it if she won’t take his calls. Valentin says Finn and Anna worked hard to bring Cassandra down, but now she’s free to be a menace to society. Finn asks if she’s a menace to society, or Nina.

Hayden tells Curtis that she moved around for a while, then connected with Jax, and decided to move back to Port Charles. She was worried how Finn might react, and Curtis asks if he’s next on her apology tour. She says she owes him one, but she’s worried he won’t be receptive. Curtis asks, why not? He’s happily engaged to Anna. She says, he’s moved on. So she did the far, far batter thing by leaving. He says, it couldn’t have been easy. It must have been hell losing a child.

Sonny asks if things are better with Josslyn, and Carly says, she’s coming around. She’s a perceptive girl, and can see that under the cocky charm, Dev is just a kid who’s worked hard to get here and have a better life. She doesn’t want to mess that up. Sonny knows how reckless Dev is, but he’s a fast learner. In a couple of months, no one will know ever lived anywhere else. Carly says it just hit her why Sonny is trying so hard to help Dev, and it’s not just because Dev helped him and Dante in Turkey.

Dev tells Josslyn that Sonny has complete faith in him. Josslyn says, okay. Trina sees Josslyn with the compass, and Josslyn says Oscar left it to her in his will. Trina says, it’s good and sad at the same time. Josslyn apologizes, saying she doesn’t mean be gloomy. She likes to keep the compass close. It’s one of the few physical things Oscar left her.

Community service dude takes Cameron to the footbridge. Cameron asks what they’re doing there. The guy says they have to deal with some complaints about the bridge. He’ll deal with the graffiti, and Cameron can take care of the locks on the railing. He gives Cameron a huge cutter, and we see the J+O lock.

Josslyn tells Trina that she’s trying to get to a place where she can think about Oscar and not get upset. She owes it to him to focus on the good times. Trina says they’re there for her; right? Dev says, right. Josslyn asks if Dev would mind getting home on his own. He says, sure, and asks if everything is okay. Josslyn says there’s just a place she wants to stop.

Sasha asks why Lucy said that. Lucy tells her Deception was the first cosmetic company she launched in the 90s. Has Sasha heard of it? Sasha says, no, sorry; and Lucy says, okay, you millennial. She loved it, and if she was still in business, she’d put Sasha’s lovely face under contract. She’s a model, right? Sasha says she’s a junior editor at Crimson, but don’t be impressed. Her mom is the editor and chief. Lucy says tell her mom to put her on the cover. She gives Sasha her card, and says if Sasha decides to pursue a modeling career, she has contacts she can put Sasha in touch with – for a small commission of course (🍷). It was nice to meet her. Ta! Michael says, she’s a character, and Sasha says, that’s one way to describe her. Michael asks if Sasha is going to call.

Maxie says, Dustin is a teacher; he must be smart. He says there’s one equation he’s still working out. His tuition debt plus a teacher’s salary equals extra jobs. Maxie suggests another round on her. He says he doesn’t want to intrude on girls night, but Lulu says he’s not. She’s just tired. He says he can help her wake up. Whitney Houston is his go-to karaoke muse. Lulu blurts out that her husband served her with divorce papers. Maxie says she’s going to close out her tab. She hopes Dustin is her ride share driver one day. Dustin asks if Lulu is okay. She says she’s sorry to be a downer, but he says, don’t apologize. It’s not his place, but he thinks her husband was a fool to let her go. Lulu says, he is. Dustin says he should go. He’ll see her around. He leaves, and Lulu starts to cry.

Peter looks for Rocco, and finds him under the kitchen island. Peter says it’s a comfy hiding spot. Does Rocco mind if Peter joins him? Peter sits, and asks, what’s going on? Rocco says he hates that story, and Peter asks why he wanted to hear it. Rocco says to prove he’s brave. Peter says, everyone gets scared. It’s okay to feel what he feels. He doesn’t have to always prove himself. The man in the book didn’t know how to be a dad. Rocco asks if that’s why his dad left; because he didn’t know how to be a dad. Peter bets he misses his dad a lot. Rocco says he’s mad at him for leaving them so long. Peter says he knows how Rocco feels, but Rocco says he doesn’t. Peter says his mom wasn’t around at all at Rocco’s age, or ever really, but she thought she was doing right by him, like Rocco’s dad. Rocco asks if Peter is mad at his mom, and Peter says he was for a long time. Rocco asks if he’s still mad, and Peter says he realized that parents are people too. They’re doing their best, but can make mistakes. That doesn’t mean it has anything to do with hm.

Trina asks if Dev feels like walking. He says he’s worried about Josslyn. She seemed upset. Trina says she didn’t buy Josslyn’s I’m fine act. Dev asks where she went, and Trina guesses the footbridge. It was her and Oscar’s special place.

Josslyn gets to the footbridge. The railing is bare, and she says, oh my God. It’s gone.

On Lulu’s porch, Maxie says she shouldn’t have dragged Lulu out. Another attempt at fixing things goes down in flames. Lulu says, no one was hurt this time, and Maxie says, progress. Lulu says she’s just not ready. She’ll tell Maxie when she is. They hug, and go inside, finding Peter and Rocco asleep on the couch together.

Hayden tells Curtis that she doesn’t want to talk about the baby or the last two years. He says he’s curious, but respects her boundaries. She says she doesn’t want to live in the past. She wants a fresh start. He clinks his beer bottle to her glass, and says, a fresh start.

Finn tells Valentin he doesn’t know the details, but knows Nina had something to do with putting Cassandra in a coma. Valentin tells him not to threaten Nina, but Finn says he has no intention of causing trouble for Nina. It was clearly self-defense, and he appreciates it. Valentin says he’d appreciate Finn passing along his message to Anna. He leaves, and Finn calls Anna. He says he had a semi-interesting conversation with Valentin. Apparently, something is going on with Cassandra.

Sasha tells Michael, Lucy isn’t even in business anymore, but he says she can refer Sasha to someone who is. I guess Nina can’t? He says she could totally be a model. She can be anything she wants; a lawyer, a veterinarian, a truck driver. She tells him that he’s sweet, and she actually gave the modeling world a spin after high school, but she didn’t end up on the pages of Crimson. He says, not yet. It’s the first thing she’s shared about her past. She says, there’s not much to tell. She’d rather focus on what’s ahead for them.

Carly says Sonny, helping Dev is proactive; something he can do and control the outcome. They can support Josslyn, but she has to work through her own grief. Dante is going to have to find his own way to his healing. The hard part of being a parent is that you can support, but you can’t control it. Dev is different. There are concrete steps Sonny can take; ways to get to the outcome he wants. Sonny says he never thought of it that way. She’s perceptive. She tells him, don’t sound so surprised. He says she constantly surprises him. Almost always in a good way.

Josslyn sits on the footbridge, and cries. Dev joins her, and asks, what’s wrong? She says, it’s gone, and he says, what? She says she and Oscar put their initials on a padlock, and locked it to the bridge. Dev says, there’s a bridge in Istanbul where they do that too. Josslyn says, it’s a symbol of their love lasting forever. Now it’s gone. He’s gone. Dev puts his arm out to her, and she slides over. He holds her.

Tomorrow, Jax wants to take Nina and Valentin out to dinner, Cameron tells Josslyn that he cut the locks, and Jason asks Carly if there’s something he’s not telling her about the baby.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Reunion – Part Two

At first, I wrote Part Three. Probably because I want it over.

We backtrack a little, with Dorit saying she realized it wasn’t that Teddi didn’t want to malign her, but that she didn’t want to be the only one who did. It hurt. Teddi says she and Dorit didn’t really have a relationship prior to this year. We flash back to Teddi accusing Dorit of not being above board. Andy says Teddi never went to LVP directly, and asked about it. Teddi says when she was told by a person who works with and idolizes LVP, that LVP wants to use her name, she just went along. As usual, the accountability coach avoids the real question. She never once went to LVP and asked what’s up with this Dorit thing, and why do you want me involved? Andy says, viewers feel Dorit was the original cause of the mess by not returning the dog in the first place, and admitting her mistake. Thank you, viewers. Dorit says, 100%. She has so many regrets. Camille doesn’t understand why Dorit didn’t return the dog. Dorit says she thought what she was doing was in the dog’s best interest, and believed the dog was going to a loving home. LisaR says she called LVP the next day, and LVP never once said she couldn’t rehome the dog. Andy asks if someone was sent to check out the new home, and Dorit says, there was never a home visit. Didn’t all this stuff happen pretty quickly? They remind me of some people I know who think you exist in a vacuum when you’re not in their orbit. LVP probably trusted Dorit’s judgement – who knows what Dorit told her – and it’s not like everyone at Vanderpump Dogs has nothing else to do. They couldn’t possibly have planned ahead for a random decision Dorit was going to make. Which, I might add, was in violation of the contract. Kyle interjects, the dog never went to a kill shelter. Every shelter has a facility for euthanization. Here’s some news for Kyle too. When no-kill shelters get overbooked, they often send dogs on to another shelter, which can be a kill shelter. Dorit says LVP put a disgusting story out; the dog was never in danger being killed. Andy says Teddi went so far in the other direction in the Bahamas, when she said she never lied. We see that clip, and Teddi says at that point, she’d told Dorit. Okay. Maybe Teddi should be a justification coach. Or an accountability-if-you-get-caught coach. She said she’d called Dorit a narcissist, and said bad things. Dorit seems surprised, saying she didn’t say that. All she said was that she’d had impure thoughts. Is Dorit confusing this with a Catholic confession? That also makes it sound like Teddi wanted to sleep with her. Andy says Teddi was still lying to the others, and Teddi says she’s learned her lesson about never speaking in absolutes again. Andy says she was lying about lying, and Teddi says she’s taken ownership. Kyle tells Andy what Teddi meant was that she wasn’t a liar, and prides herself on being an honest person. Because they have to speak for each other now. Teddi says she toyed with it in her head, and knew she was making a mistake.

Andy asks Camille about season two, when LVP wanted her to talk to Taylor. Camille says LVP was concerned about Taylor, but when they went to discuss it, LVP left her to hang. We flash back to all those years ago, when Camille confronted Taylor about her husband abusing her. Boy, what a mess all that turned out to be. Camille says, LVP threw her under the bus. She was drowning with no life raft. This woman likes a metaphor. Andy wonders if John Blizzard should have been fired, and we again go back to season two, where Adrienne’s chef made snarky comments about LVP. In return, at the reunion LVP said she wouldn’t let someone work for her who trashed her friend. Kyle says John Blizzard was doing what he was told to do. Dorit asks, who wouldn’t get reprimanded or fired? Kyle thinks John has a lot of information, and Erika seconds that

Andy says viewers complained that they spent most of the season talking about LVP and Puppygate, maybe strategically to bury their own stories. Tom defaulting on a loan is mentioned, and Erika says, resolved, and they apologized. Andy says Mary in Texas asked about Mauricio scamming someone out of $36 million. Kyle says that’s what the property sold for. It’s a property dispute, but the way it’s worded is damaging. He says Dorit is involved in a lawsuit by her former partner. Dorit says they want a certain amount of money. Andy says, in the Bahamas, a woman was chasing Dorit around. We see a clip of that, although it’s unclear why the woman is following her. She’s got a phone, but we’re too far away to see if she’s recording, trying to get an interview, or what. Andy asks why no one brought anything up, and Kyle says, why? They don’t need to, and didn’t want it to come out and hurt Dorit and PK. Erika says it’s just an accusation. Dorit says the judge ordered mediation, and it’s in the lawyer’s hands, so she can’t discuss the details. Andy brings up a pending issue with a former LVP employee suing her for wrongful termination. He claims she told him to sign John Sessa’s name on checks. LisaR says, isn’t that forgery? Because the attention hasn’t been on her for a hot minute. He asks if LVP would have been open about it if it had happened during the season. Kyle doubts it, but says they wouldn’t have brought it up. Really? I find that hard to believe.

The next topic is the pressure to have a perfect body. We see clips of Erika saying she eats dessert every day, and makes no excuses; Teddi talking about putting on weight, and being told she needed to lose weight for an audition; Kyle talking about her eating disorder; and LisaR’s daughter being allergic to everything, and saying all she cared about was skinniness. Andy asks LisaR what made Amelia go public. LisaR doesn’t know, and didn’t ask. They didn’t realize for a long time, but when they were confronted with how Amelia looked physically, they couldn’t ignore it. Dorit asks if Teddi’s family knew about her issues, and Teddi says someone made a comment at Thanksgiving. She just wanted them to accept her as she was. Andy asks LisaR when the pivotal moment was, and she says when they had the barbecue, He asks what she thinks Harry should have done differently, and LisaR says the therapist told him, STFU. Amelia is healthy at this moment. Recently, someone told her that she didn’t look anorexic, that she wasn’t thin enough, and it’s a big trigger. Andy says LisaR seems defensive if anyone ask if she has issues, and asks if she thinks Amelia picked up anything from her. She says it’s hard to avoid food issues, being in the business, but she’s been the same weight since she was twenty. She’s gone to therapy, and can’t blame herself, but she does. So much shame is involved. Kyle says it was about her kids. She didn’t tell her daughters. Her mom was very open, and it made her uncomfortable, so she went the opposite way, sheltering her kids. She still hasn’t had a full conversation with them. She’s scared. Andy asks Denise about her relationship with food, and she says she can pretty much eat what she wants. She did lose a job though, when casting went off of a paparazzi picture. She says Eloise wasn’t walking yet, and her arms were very lean. It made her self-conscious about leaving the house. You need to look a certain way for the job.

A viewer asks where Erika gets her positive body attitude. Erika says she’s always been thin. This is probably the heaviest she’s been. She knows how to eat, and knows how to lean down. She doesn’t mention that she must burn a lot of calories dancing. Andy says Camille wasn’t 100% secure after she had cancer. How is she feeling now? Camille say, better, but it’s still hard. LisaR says it’s funny how they all have their own thoughts about their bodies, no matter what they look like. Andy says those aren’t the only issues that plagued the women. They were consumed with finding the fountain of youth. According to LVP, Dorit even had a head transplant. We flash back to LVP joking during the lie detector test. Erika says she hates when people ask what work she’s had done. It’s kind of rude. Andy says since the Wives began, common among every franchise was the women chasing the fountain of youth. Erika say they’re judged for it, and it’s the way people ask. Dorit thinks it’s comical, since she’s only had Botox and fillers. Makeup can also do wonders. She makes it clear that she didn’t have a head transplant, but I’d say she needs one, and not because of her looks.

Andy tells us, when LVP left a vacant lot in Kyle’s heart, Teddi moved in, and became Kyle’s new bestie. We see clips of them together. In an interview, Kyle says they’ve grown closer. They so much in common, and make each other laugh. We see more clips. Dorit says, eventually they’re going to morph into one person. We flash back to Dorit saying that Teddi is Kyle’s henchwoman, and has a tendency to insert herself. Andy asks when they went from casual to best friends, and Teddi says they clicked during her first season. We see clips from that, and I start to wonder if they needed this much old footage since they didn’t have enough reunion to cover three episodes. Andy says a viewer thinks they’re co-dependent. Erika asks if they’re a therapist. Kyle says the viewers see them traveling and doing things together. Erika says, Kyle gets to be a big sister. Another viewer thinks it looks like Teddi is crushing on Kyle. Andy reminds Camille that she said their friendship was creepy. Why did she feel that way? She says Teddi seems to be up Kyle’s ass. Teddi points out that Camille asked Kyle to be a bridesmaid, but they don’t hang out. Camille says she’s known Kyle a long time. News flash for Teddi. Many bridesmaids are old friend who don’t necessarily hang out with the bride in the present. Camille says when LVP made an exit, Teddi was right there. Teddi says she knew Kyle before that. Camille says Teddi always cuts off any conversation with Kyle, when she’d like to speak one-on-one. As she’s talking, Teddi cuts her off, and Camille says Teddi made her point. Andy asks Camille why it’s okay for her to interject, and not Teddi, and Camille says, Teddi can be more opinionated when it’s not needed. He asks Dorit how she feels, and she thinks it’s a nice friendship, but she does find you can’t have a conversation with one, without the other inserting themselves.

Andy wants to talk about what led up to Kyle and Teddi’s insisting Erika must be annoyed about LisaR’s impression; Farrahween and the other Erika Jayne. A viewer thinks LisaR’s impression was bad, and LisaR points out that she wasn’t performing; it was a Halloween costume. It was the most fun in a costume she’s had. She felt uncomfortable being in the photo with Kim. We flash back to her giving Kim the finger. Kyle says she thought the real Erika would never do that. Andy says she and Teddi were on the same page, wanting Erika to be upset. We flash back to the dinner where they practically begged Erika to get angry, and she did, but because of them wanting her to. Andy says Teddi didn’t have a dog in the fight, so why was she so upset? Teddi says she wishes she’d let it go, and probably would have, had she been in the right state of mind. By that, I assume she means sober.  LisaR says she wasn’t even there, but she had so much to say. Teddi thinks she internalized it, and thought about how she would take it, then projected that on Erika. Zzzzz…. We flash back to Kyle doing an impression of Teddi, and Andy asks why that was okay. Teddi says they were joking around, but what LisaR did wasn’t a joke. He asks why they thought Erika didn’t want to be around them, and Kyle says she takes Erika’s moods personally, and thinks she did something. Teddi says, there were two mornings in a row. We flash back to both times Erika wore sunglasses at breakfast. Once when she had a hangover, and another time when she was getting a migraine. Erika says what’s funny is, she had the best time. Andy asks the women about an airport Starbucks incident, and Kyle says, Erika was not in a good mood. The guy was taking their order ahead of hers, and Erika snapped at him. Maybe she combined that with the morning thing, and thought Erika didn’t want be around.

Andy asks what LisaR thinks about Kyle saying, sober Rinna is boring. LisaR say she can’t blame Kyle, and Kyle says look at Andy’s baby shower. We see a clip of LisaR dancing on the bar, and she says she can’t be drunk all the time. Andy says Kyle went on to say, sober Erika was even worse. She doesn’t remember saying that, but Andy shows a clip to remind her. Andy also unearths Teddi saying that Erika is fake, and does what she needs to do to make you feel good. I think it’s just the opposite; Erika doesn’t care if you feel good. Erika says by now, Teddi knows her well enough to know she means it. We flash back to when Teddi coined the phrase pretend amnesia. Teddi says she doesn’t remember that conversation, but she’s being accountable. Andy asks if she still thinks Erika is fake. Teddi says, Erika isn’t fake, but those mornings were rough. She was paranoid, and instead of thinking it was something personal with Erika, she assumed Erika was coming for her.

Andy asks Camille’s opinion about LVP not being there. Camille says, she should be there. He asks why Camille thinks she isn’t, and Camille says she thinks LVP is pissed about the Brandi clip. We see Denise and Brandi meeting for drinks, and Denise telling Brandi about LVP possibly leaking the story about Dorit. Camille says Brandi is LVP’s arch enemy <snort!> and she feels betrayed. She felt Denise had her back. Denise says they didn’t meet to talk about her, even though Denise clearly brought up the subject when it was unnecessary. LisaR asks why she didn’t come there and say so. Denise says she’s new and neutral. Andy asks if Camille is still in contact with LVP, and Camille says they texted last week. Andy knows LVP was furious about what Camille said about her teeth, and we flash back to that. Camille says LVP was very upset, reminding her, once it’s out there, it’s out there. We see a clip from Watch What Happens Live, where LVP says Camille should be more concerned about what comes out of her mouth than what’s in LVP’s. Andy asks if Camille thinks LVP would have still invited her to the Vegas opening if she’d known what Camille said. Camille says, no.

Moving on to what Andy calls, Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Grammer Meyer. He wonders if two faces are better than one. No surprise, we see a bunch of clips. Andy says there were accusations that Camille talks out of both sides of her mouth. He asks if, after seeing the show, there was anything that made Camille understand where they were coming from. Camille says, the way it was put together, yes. Kyle tells Camille that she says one thing to one person, and a different thing to another. She said she was upset about LVP when they were all together, but a different thing to LVP. Camille ask if she can’t feel both ways, and Dorit says, not when they’re contradictory. Camille says she felt terrible about LVP’s brother passing away. Dorit says that has nothing to do with it, and Teddi says Camille can still joke about LVP’s breath. Camille says they all laughed, and Kyle continued with it. Kyle tells her they’ve all said things off-camera, but she’d never out Camille. Camille says they’ve all talked about each other behind each other’s backs. Kyle says, not on camera, and Camille says, hypocrisy at it’s finest. They wanted her to be mad. Kyle says, pick an opinion and stick with it. Don’t go back and forth. Camille says she can have thoughts independent from one another. Kyle says she’s trying to please everyone, and just pissing them off by not standing up. Camille asks what Kyle wants her to stand up for. They want her to jump on the hate train. Dorit says Camille does fine with her own hate train, and Camille calls Dorit fake. Erika thinks Dorit worked hard – Camille interrupts, and says she doesn’t like people who pretend to be something they’re not. She’s been around this town a long time, Dorit just shows up, and there’s something about her. Dorit says Camille is entitled to her opinion. She just asks that Camille be honest about it. Don’t pretend to like her. We see a clip with Camille saying she feels bad about what she’s said, and is glad to be getting to know Dorit. Dorit says there were moments like her wedding, and Camille’s 50th birthday, and Camille says, that was for production. She didn’t really want to invite any of them to the wedding. Andy says she has power over herself, and the others make noises about how she could do what she wanted. Andy says it seemed like Camille went all in about finances and PK. We flash back to Camille talking about PK’s bankruptcy and lawsuit at dinner. Camille says she walked in not knowing the dinner was an ambush. After her assistant had passed away, and they trashed her on the bus. We revisit that, and Camille says don’t come to her wedding, then treat her disrespectfully afterward. She can’t say something nice about LVP without the Witches of Eastwick coming after her.

Kyle says Camille is scared of LVP because of Twitter. She doesn’t want to be bashed. Camille says she can tell Dorit isn’t genuine, and she says what she feels in the moment. Andy suggests the talk about what Camille was saying, and LisaR says she was telling them about how LVP hurt her by not being there. It was bad timing that they saw the magazine article afterward, where Camille said amazing things about her. Camille says the interview was given a week before. Kyle talks over everyone, saying they’re all talking over each other. LisaR says it was a kneejerk reaction to reading the article. Camille says there was nothing in it against them. Kyle says Camille was clear that LVP wasn’t being a friend to her. Camille admits that LVP has been a fair-weather friend. Kyle says LVP never showed, and they left their homes and families to support her, Yeah, it looked like a real hardship. They’d thought she wanted them there. Andy says they showed up; LVP didn’t. Camille says she understands that. Denise asks why she’s so angry; take it down a notch. Camille tells her, shut up, and LisaR says, don’t tell her to shut up. Camille says Denise told her to tell her daughter that she’s an effing liar about Teddi brushing her off. We see a clip where Denise says nothing of the sort, and Teddi says Camille called Denise a bad mother, which didn’t happen either. I wonder if we’re watching the same show. Camille tells Teddi that what she said was she doesn’t curse at her kids. Denise says she does not, but Camille tells her that she said it in the Bahamas when she was drunk. We see another clip (before unseen) where Denise says she screams her head off and doesn’t feel bad afterwards, because it’s the only way the kids listen.

Denise asks what’s wrong with Camille, and tells her that she needs to take a second. This is not good. Andy says Denise went to lunch with Camille, where Camille trash talked everyone. What was going through Denise’s mind? Denise says she was uncomfortable, and Camille says, this is a set-up. She walks off, and her dress is half-off by the time she gets to the dressing room. Denise asks if she’s on something. Camille tells the producer that she did say she cursed at her kids. Denise wonders why Camille is so angry, and Andy says, what set-up? Denise says Camille is effing nuts. Camille says she’s leaving, and calls them nasty bitches.

Next time – Part Three (finally) – Andy talks Camille into coming back, Andy gets a present, Camille says she was hurt by Teddi saying the best part of her wedding was the departure, Denise says Camille is talking out of her ass, Erika tells Denise to stop it, and Dorit says it’s a sad end. It is indeed.

🍛 I’m not even going to start watching Ambitions. Not that it doesn’t look good. It looks fabulous, but my TV plate is so full, I can’t fit another thing. And while I miss my Tyler Perry fix, it’s nice to have a break from the Tuesday programming crunch.

🍕 Someone needs to tell Blue Diamond Almonds that when most people have cravings, it’s not for wasabi and soy sauce. When they make those almonds taste like a box of Godiva chocolates and a pizza, we’ll talk.

🔎 A Crime Almost Solved…

I remember when this happened, and hope they catch the other lowlife.


👀 They Must Be Watching Me…

Because I already am.








July 17, 2019 – Where Did My FIOS Go, Good News From Diane, Refresher, Charm In Colorado, Ramona’s House, Kyle’s Anxiety & Too Tired


What I Watched Today

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


👿 Ugh. Last night, my entire line of FIOS services died. Phone, TV, Internet – poof! This happens so rarely, I didn’t even think it happened anymore. Even worse, it involved a technician having to come out this morning. Not only did I get cut off ten minutes before the end of Southern Charm, I had my first eBay sale since forever (summer always sux – eBay motto), and I couldn’t get to it. I now have email up the wazoo as well. To top it off, it came back briefly, teasing me with the SC rerun being close to where I left off, and then disappeared again. This is what happens when you live your life electronically, as I’m sure you know if you’ve ever lost your phone. At present, I’m all for going back to horses, buggies, and three TV channels, plus one for viewer supported programming. Taking comfort in small favors, I’m just glad it wasn’t the electricity that went out, since it’s been like, 110 degrees, and I would turn into a huge baby without air conditioning. The verdict? Blah-blah-blah, power supply.

So here’s yesterday’s post, just in case you missed the shows.

General Hospital

Josslyn looks at the compass. Dev asks if her phone is busted or did she lose it? He swears he didn’t steal it. She says it’s right there, and asks what he’s talking about. He says she has a compass on her phone. Why is she using that one? She says Oscar gave it to her. He says, sorry, and she says, don’t do that. Don’t act like everyone else; like she can’t hear his name. He says she didn’t want him talking about Oscar before. Which is it? Carly comes in, and asks if there’s a problem.

Ava tells Julian that he thought it was foolish of her to work with a psychic, but it happened. On the roof of the hospital, and she has proof. Sonny comes in, and Julian asks to what he owes this displeasure. Sonny was hoping Ava would be there. She’s surprised to hear that, and he asks, what was she thinking, giving a message to Avery from Kiki?

Cameron thanks Elizabeth and Franco for meeting him at Charlie’s. Elizabeth says she’s nervous, and he says he knows it’s weird, but he wants to come at this like adult; approach it together. Elizabeth say, approach what? adding, her blood pressure just went up. Cameron puts car keys on the table, and says he got a car.

Willow meets Alexis at the MetroCourt, and asks if Diane is there. Alexis takes it that she got the same text. Willow says, Diane has a knack for being cryptic. Alexis says, she also has a flair the dramatic. She called Brad and Lucas to come. She says it’s good to see Willow out of lockup, and Willow says it’s good to be out. Alexis says she should be proud of herself for standing up to protect her child. She’s worried it was for nothing. She saw Shiloh, and knows he’s trying to take Wiley from Brad and Lucas. They both know he can make it happen.

Brad goes into Obrecht’s room while she’s asleep. He prepares a shot. Nina comes to the door, and asks what he’s doing there. He says drawing blood for tests, and she asks if he doesn’t run the lab. Isn’t this left to the technicians? He says, normally, but Britt isn’t there, and he thought she’d want her mom to have a little extra TLC. Obrecht is awake, and says, by someone not unaccustomed needles poking her with one? Nina thanks him, and he says he wishes he’d been on deck when Obrecht fell. Obrecht says, for the last time, she was pushed. If there was any justice in the world, her would-be assassin would be behind bars. Nina tells her to quit her huffing and puffing; it’s not good for her. Obrecht says, watch it, or she’ll blow Nina’s house down. Nina says, it’s made of stone; good luck. Lucas asks to talk to Brad. It’s important. Nina tells him, go, unless this is something urgent. Brad says it isn’t, and follows Lucas. In the hallway, Lucas says Alexis wants to meet with them about Wiley.

Alexis tells Willow, Shiloh is being held in custody for a myriad of crimes, including attempted rape. He’s also being investigated for murder, and won’t get custody. Willow says, he beat the charges before; they didn’t stick. Alexis says they will this time. Diane comes in, and Alexis asks her to please give her client good news. She could use it.

Josslyn tells Carly, the problem is her. Dev says he didn’t say that. She knows he didn’t, but it’s the truth. She blows up when he says Oscar is really dead, and gets pissed when he tiptoes around her. She’s become a schizo whack-job. It’s not his fault. She apologizes for future moments when she might confuse the hell out of him. Carly says, heck. Dev says he should get to work, and Carly has some forms for him to drop off. He leaves, and Josslyn says he seems on the ball. Carly says, he sure didn’t look at the forms. She thinks he left so they can talk alone. And they need to talk.

Cameron says Oscar left the car to him as part of his will. Obviously, it means a lot to him, and he really wants to keep it. He knows what they’re going to say; where? They only have one space in the garage, and one permit for the street. He was thinking of asking the Quartermaines, since Oscar was part of the family, but if that doesn’t work, he can talk to Josslyn. Or he can ask Sonny right now. Elizabeth says, no. She means to asking Sonny, and Cameron asks if that means yes on keeping the car?

Sonny tells Ava that Avery is four years old. She says she knows how old their daughter is. He says death is a hard concept for a little kid, and the first thing she asked was when her big brother was going to send a message. Ava says, she asked about Morgan? and Sonny says, of course (🍷). Ava didn’t think Avery would remember, but Sonny says they tell her stories and show her pictures, but she misses Kiki and remembers her. Now Ava set up the expectation of her talking to Kiki every day. Do it again, and see what happens.

Obrecht asks Nina, what’s the latest on Hayden? Has she been thrown in the hoosegow for the attempt on Obrecht’s life. Nina asks if she’s sure it wasn’t accident. Maybe she was having too much fun, and lost her footing. Obrecht insists she was pushed, and that swindler Hayden is the one who did it.

Brad asks Lucas what Alexis said, but Lucas says she didn’t know anything, and guesses they should go. He tells Brad that his mom said she overheard Obrecht saying something about Wiley’s real father. Brad asks why Lucas didn’t tell him, and Lucas says, it was weird. What does Brad think she might know? Brad says he has no idea. Everything about Obrecht is weird.

Elizabeth completely understands why Cameron would want to keep the car. She’s proud of him. He’s being mature and responsible. She hopes the trend continues. Franco reminds Cameron that his license is still suspended. Cameron says, temporarily, and Elizabeth says he’s done a good job so far with community service. Franco says, cars aren’t cheap, and Elizabeth says they expect him to contribute. Cameron says, that’s fair, and Elizabeth says, if anything changes… Franco says, he loses the car. Cameron says, if he can lose it, that means it has to happen in the first place. Is the car his? Elizabeth says, of course (🍷) it is. Oscar wanted it to be. Cameron hugs her, and Franco says they still have the parking situation to deal with. Elizabeth thinks eventually they’ll have to park in a garage, and Cameron offers to help with that. He says he has to get back, and thanks them. When he leaves, they sit there laughing.

Sonny tells Ava that Avery is wrapping her mind around the fact Kiki is gone. Ava says her too. He says, leave her daughter out of it, and Ava says she wanted Avery to know her big sister misses and loves her. Sonny says then tell Avery she had a dream, not a message. Grieve the way she wants, but leave Avery out of it. She says, or what? Sonny asks if she wants to fight him. If she doesn’t want to make it worse, keep the physic feelings to herself, and away from his daughter.

Josslyn tells Carly that she hates being that girl. She cries that she’s sensitive, but gets mad when someone uses kid gloves. Pick one. Carly doesn’t know what robots Josslyn is hanging out with, but conflicting emotions are a part of life. Josslyn says she wasn’t fair to Dev after the tough stuff he experienced in Turkey. Carly asks if he told her that, and Josslyn says, it doesn’t take a genius to know he had a rough life. Carly says Josslyn’s life hasn’t been easy, but Josslyn says, Dev isn’t taking his baggage out on her. Who is she to do that to him? Carly says, she was there first. She gets to have an opinion, and it doesn’t make her the bad guy.

Brad and Lucas get to the MetroCourt. Brad asks if something happened with Shiloh, and Diane says, it did indeed. Alexis asks her to put them out of their misery, and Diane says, in light of Shiloh’s arrest, she petitioned the court to suspend any proceedings in family court. There’s no longer any connection between Wiley and Shiloh. Lucas asks, what about the DNA test? and Diane says, it’s not legal. Shiloh needs admissible back-up. He has no legal link to their son, and is precluded from forming one. Brad says he needs a translator, and Alexis says, Shiloh can’t move forward until his criminal case is decided. Lucas says, that’s good news, and Diane says, it’s the best news.

Carly wants Josslyn to know she takes precedence. She knows Josslyn is still grieving. It’s a process, and there’s no time limit. It’s painful, and it can make you schizo. There’s a boy living in her house, and she has to lie about it, and cover in front of her friends. If Dev stays or goes, she gets a vote. Josslyn asks how Carly feels, and Carly says, since Dev risked his life to help Sonny, she thinks they should help him. Josslyn says, sounds simple, and Carly says, it’s important to Sonny to pay his debt. They don’t know Dev, and it’s a big adjustment. Maybe it’s bad timing with the baby coming and what she’s going through. Maybe they should look at it as a trial. See how they get along, and take it from there. But as they go on, Carly wants Josslyn’s input, good or bad. She may like it, and that would be great, but if not, tell her. Don’t push it down and stay quiet. They can find other options. Josslyn says they won’t throw him on the street, and Carly says they’ll find another way to help him where he’s not a member of the family. Any comments are questions? Josslyn says, no, Mrs. Corinthos, and Carly admits she does sound like a teacher. She tells Josslyn to let her know how she’s feeling. It’s important to her and Sonny. They hug.

Trina almost trips over Dev, who’s sitting on the ground in the park. She says, they have benches for that purpose, and he tells her, don’t walk and text. She says she’s a phenomenal multitasker, and he says she’s not as good as she thinks. She texts Josslyn to let her know she ran into Dev. Cameron goes speeding past on his bike, and Trina asks, where’s the fire? He says he’s late for community service, and she says he told her it was at eleven. He double-checks, and says he must have gotten the schedule mixed up. He was nervous because he had to talk to his mom and Franco. Trina asks what he did now, and he says he just explained that he’s the proud owner of a car.

Elizabeth says she didn’t know the effect Oscar’s death would have on Cameron. Franco says, it’s emotional bootcamp, and she says, a life-altering tragedy makes people more sensitive. You appreciate the people around you more. Franco says, Cameron is working through what it feels like being the kid who got to live.

Ava tells Julian that Sonny never misses a chance to undermine her. She sarcastically thanks him for defending her, and asks why he didn’t say anything. He says he agrees with Sonny. He’s not pretending to understand how she feels. Only she knows the depth of her grief. All he knows is what he observes from the outside, and under any other circumstances, there’s no way she’d have anything to do with a psychic; let alone give a message from one. He thinks she needs grief counseling.

Diane says Shiloh and his attorney used the child being in possible danger to bypass the legal elements. Now that they know Wiley isn’t in danger, all the steps they went through aren’t considered legally admissible. Because of the criminal charges, Shiloh will have to go all the way back to the beginning. Lucas says, so any progress he’s made… Diane says, it’s gone. He’s legally suspended from family court until his criminal charges have been adjudicated. On the off-chance he isn’t found guilty, he’ll have to start from scratch. Alexis says, even proving that Willow gave birth. Lucas asks, what if he’s guilty? and Diane says, he has no legal avenue to pursue their son.

Sonny comes home, and Carly asks if he found Ava. He says he thinks he managed to get his message across. Carly asks if Ava was receptive, and he says, what does she think? She says she had a talk with Josslyn about Dev. What’s best for him, and them. Sonny asks how Josslyn feels about Dev living there, and she says Josslyn is keeping an open mind. She told Josslyn that they’re in this together. If something is imposing on her, she has to say so. Check in, and let them know how she’s feeling. Sonny says, if Dev was three-year-old, he’d send him to live with Milo and Epiphany, but that’s not the case. The kid needs help, and Sonny doesn’t want to let him down.

Trina says, for real? and Cameron says Oscar left him his car. Trina doesn’t know whether to cry or celebrate. She asks if his mom was cool, and he says, cooler than he thought she’d be. He guesses it was hard to argue with. Trina says she can’t wait until the next road trip. Cameron asks if she’s sure that’s a good idea after the last time, and Dev asks, what happened? Trina says, what didn’t? They drove to Niagara Falls. Cameron drove slow, but they hit a pothole, and had to get their tire fixed. Luckily, Josslyn’s dad had given her funding, so they got a motel. Dev asks, why not pick the lock. If you see there’s no luggage, you can crash there. Trina says, it’s breaking and entering – and trespassing. Cameron says, for real, and Dev says, maybe things are different from… Josslyn says, he’s from a rough neighborhood. Isn’t that right? Dev says, right.

Elizabeth asks if Franco believes in psychics. He says he doesn’t know. It’s a little weird how Sibley said he wouldn’t be feeling like himself soon. Elizabeth asks if he isn’t coming down with a cold, and he says, that must be it. Elizabeth tells him, Sibley was right about one thing – don’t let him go – and she plans never to do that. They kiss, and Elizabeth’s phone dings. She says it’s the pictures from the party. They look at the photos.

Ava says, Kiki is dead, and Julian says he thinks she needs to talk to someone. She says, and say what exactly? That her daughter was murdered, and she never got a chance to say she’s sorry and make amends? She needs that. She needs to know Kiki’s soul is at peace. Julian says, so she’s paying a woman to lie and tell her that. She says, that’s not what happened. If Sibley had told her what she wanted to hear, she would have known it was a racket, but she conveyed that Kiki is still furious. She doesn’t want contact. That told her it was real, and she needs to work harder to make Kiki understand.

Nina suggests Obrecht look at it rationally. Obrecht asks if Nina thinks she’s not rational, but Nina tells her, she’s not saying that. Hayden has been away for a year and a half. She left after she stole from the hospital, and when she flew back, her first order of business is to try and off Obrecht? Obrecht says, correct. Nina says it might be something Obrecht would do, but most of the population wouldn’t. Obrecht says, it was someone on the yacht. She didn’t slip. She was pushed into the frigid waters. Nina says, it’s July. She can’t deal with Obrecht like this, and asks to talk about anything else. Obrecht asks Nina to pass her tablet, which is about two feet away. Nina does, and Obrecht says she wants to read Nina her latest column. It’s a masterpiece. Nina says, if she says so. She asks Obrecht, what’s wrong? and Obrecht says she’s supposed to be on Page Five, but was pushed to the bowels of the magazine for this sex cult nonsense. Nina says, give her that, and takes the tablet.

Diane says their legal firewall is back in place, and for all intents and purposes, Wiley is staying where he is. Brad and Lucas get to keep their son. Lucas says she’s been incredible. They owe her a huge debt, but the person who gave up the most is Willow. He knows the point was to give Wiley to them, but she could have stopped there. Willow says she couldn’t. Lucas says they’ll be forever grateful, and hugs her.

Carly tells Sonny that Dev is at the MetroCourt. He doesn’t even know where he’s supposed to drop off the forms she gave him. She thinks he wanted to leave her and Josslyn alone to talk. She asks what they’re going to do after the summer, and Sonny says, PC high school. Carly wants it to work, but he has to live and go to school with Josslyn. She thinks it would be smart to have a back-up plan. Sonny says he’s open for suggestions. She says she’s done some research, and found some boarding schools that are a good fit.

Cameron says he has to bike everywhere for now, and Dev says he’ll drive them anywhere they want. Trina asks if he has a driver’s license, and he shows it to her. She says, strange, and Josslyn says Trina has a license too. Cameron says he’s going to need a garage, and is going to have to help pay for it. Josslyn suggests he keep the car at her house, but he says he suggested that. She says, his mom wasn’t into it? and Trina says she doesn’t think his mom wants the car next to limos with bullet proof windows. Josslyn knows who her stepfather is. Dev says, Sonny is a great man. Powerful and trustworthy. Cameron says, Mr. Corinthos is the coolest. Dev says he has to turn in some forms, and Josslyn says she’ll see him at home. When he’s gone, Trina says, tough neighborhood, huh?

Franco and Elizabeth continue to look at the pictures. He says, Hayden knows she’s a showstopper. Elizabeth says, she knows how make a splashy entrance, and Franco says, Obrecht made a splashy exit. He sees a picture of Obrecht, and says, now there’s a face that says feeling no pain. Elizabeth says, before she fell, and Franco says, was pushed.

Nina remembers Shiloh from the Nurses Ball. Obrecht asks, what kind of name is Shiloh? Nina says she thought he was creepy. It’s no surprise he was running a cult. Obrecht says, he’s slime, and they know how to deal with people like that in the old country. In America, they’re so soft. Nina tells her, it says Willow was jailed over a custody dispute with Shiloh.

Lucas asks Brad for an antacid, saying he didn’t finish breakfast. Brad says he has to make a quick phone call.  Alexis says, it’s the best outcome they could hope for. Lucas asks if she thinks this is it, and Shiloh will never be a problem again. She says, never say never, but this is as close as it gets. Brad calls Julian, and asks if he’s sitting down. Julian says, that bad, and Brad says, that good. Since Shiloh was arrested, the judge suspended his custody proceedings. Wiley is his and Lucas’s son. Julian says, for now, and Brad says, for the foreseeable future Julian’s grandson is with them.

Willow tells Diane that she can’t believe it’s over. Diane says, the legal system isn’t perfect, but it can work, and in this case it did. She’s so happy. She hugs Willow, and leaves. Brad feels like they need to celebrate. Willows says, it’s early for drinks, but Brad says, not in this situation. Lucas says there’s something they still need to deal with. As much as he’d like to pretend Shiloh doesn’t exist, they need to get their hands on his medical records.

Josslyn tells Trina that Dev is a nice guy; leave him alone. Trina says she likes him, but he’s talking about breaking and entering, and he shows up at Josslyn’s house. Josslyn says, he’s really harmless, and Sonny is all about it. Trina asks if it’s hard having him around, but Josslyn says she has so much going on, she barely notices him. Cameron has to jet, and leaves for his service work. Josslyn says Trina doesn’t believe her. Trina says she believes Josslyn thinks Dev is a decent guy. Beyond that… Josslyn says they’re still figuring it out. They leave the park.

Carly shows Sonny something on the computer, and says the schools are amazing. They have top-notch teachers, and state-of-the-art facilities. They’re all within driving distance, so Dev can visit. Sonny says he knows this kid because he was this kid. The schools are great, and he’d be running the place in six weeks. Carly asks if Sonny thinks Dev won’t stay. Sonny thinks Dev can take care of himself, but he has to know there’s help, and he can accept it. Dev comes in, but stays silent in the background. Sonny says he wants the kid’s ability and savvy, and wants him invested in being there. He wants Dev to know who they are, and how they operate, and be a part of it. Carly says, then that’s what she wants too. Dev smiles.

Julian tells Ava, good news. She asks if he’s decided to support his sister. He says, it looks like Wiley’s custody has been resolved. At least for the time being. She says. that is good news. Hopefully, soon she’ll have some of her own.

Brad thinks Lucas was right the first time. They should forget Shiloh completely. Lucas asks if Brad remembers when they thought Wiley had a heart condition. They need to be prepared. The more they know about Wiley’s birth father, the better.

Nina says the baby Willow gave up for adoption was Shiloh’s. His parental rights were denied because Willow never told him that she was pregnant. Obrecht says, shocking, not wanting to raise a human with someone like that in their life. Nina says she and Willow got into it at the Nurses Ball, and Shiloh was there. What if he learned about the baby from her?

Franco makes the picture bigger. He wonders if that’s an accurate representation of what he looks like. Elizabeth says, since when does he care? and he says, since always. He looks more closely, and says, weird. Someone else is in the picture. We see the shadow of someone holding something in the background.

Tomorrow, Sasha wants to move from Windymere, Curtis asks if Valentin wants it faster or right, Franco thinks someone was watching him and Obrecht, and Sam has a surprise for Jason.

😐 Even I Had Amnesia About This Storyline…

A refresher course in Drew and Hayden.


Southern Charm

Shep takes photos of some land. Cameran joins him, and he calls her his real estate expert friend. Cameran says, it’s so cool. It’s beautiful, and on a lake, but pretty swampy. Shep says when he saw it, he’d decided if it was at a reasonable price, he was getting it. He’s in contract now. He tells her it’s 3.5 acres, and she asks how much is buildable. He says, 2.5, but he doesn’t have a site plan yet. In Cameran’s interview, she says she’d never invest in this land. All she sees is money going down the toilet. A money pit. He says you can get to dinner downtown in eighteen minutes. There’s a log, and she yells, gator! and Shep jumps a mile. He says good thing she didn’t say, snake. She tells him, it’s gorgeous, and asks what the development name is. He says, Just the Tip. She says she can’t wait to go to Colorado; she loves skiing. Shep says he tore his knee riding a mechanical bull, so he can’t ski. She says she asked Madison to come. In her interview, she says she’s known Madison for ten years. If she cared about everything Shep gets upset about, they’d no longer be friends. She tells Shep that Madison and Austen were texting non-stop while Madison was doing her hair. Shep says he’s not throwing stones, as he throws a literal stone.

Metul and Naomie meet for breakfast. He points out breakfast treats that will give you diabetes, but she wants one anyway. She says she has to catch him up, since he missed a lot. She tells him about skeet shooting. She says she was talking to Cameran, who said she should talk to Craig, and she thought it was a good time. We flash back to her telling Craig that she’s gotten more out of the conversation they just had, than the last two hundred combined. Metul doesn’t understand people who gossip so much, and feed off drama. In Naomie’s interview, she says she’s never heard Metul say a bad thing about another person. He holds himself to higher standards, but sometimes she wants to talk sh*t. She tells him that she’s the best girlfriend because she respects his opinion. He says she’s a normal girlfriend. Congratulations. She’s in a normal relationship.

Craig’s college friend Jerry comes for a visit. Craig tells Jerry that his house is a grown-up version of a frat house. Jerry says, it still looks like one. In Craig’s interview, he says Jerry was one of the first people he met in Charleston. They went to school together, and now Jerry works for the sports department at NBC. Jerry is in the spot he thought he’d be in at thirty-one. Roommate Sean tells Jerry that Craig is still being a vampire, and doing sewing at night. Craig says when he and Naomie broke up, he was losing it, and started sawing pillows. He shows Jerry one of his masterpieces, and Jerry asks if he’s supposed to believe Craig sewed this. Craig spills his drink, and Jerry says he can’t even do that. Craig leaves to bring down a few more finished pieces, and Jerry asks Sean if Craig really sewed those. Sean says he did a bunch of them, and left them on Sean’s bed. He found them when he came home from a work trip. Craig brings down a pillow that says Penelope on it. Craig says that was the kid he and Naomie were going to have, and never will. He has one hundred orders he needs to fill, and hasn’t done anything yet. Jerry says he’s sitting on $5K in orders. Craig says he definitely could be doing more. Ya think? Jerry says his fiancé’s sister has online stores, and they can figure out merchandising and manufacturing. Craig has to remove himself from the manufacturing.  But he only wants to do if he Craig puts in the effort; it’s his passion. He loves Craig, but let’s be real. Craig asks how he proves he’s serious, and Jerry tells him, figure out three designs, and what the cost is. Craig starts calculating something. He says he’s excited, but nervous, and Jerry says, just do it. Don’t talk about it.

Kathryn meets Whitney for lunch. They make small talk, and order. She says Eliza invited her to the brunch, and Whitney says he’s sorry she couldn’t be there. She says, tragic. Referring to Ashley, Whitney wonders how nutso she has to be to subject herself to everyone there who didn’t want her there. Kathryn says, she has no capacity for feeling empathy. The apologizing stuff is bullsh*t. She looks at her phone, and says Whitney’s mom just texted her. Kathryn asks if Whitney thinks it’s weird that she and his mom are friends. He says he’s tried to get his mom to come to LA, and Kathryn says Patricia visited in the summer, when she came out. On that subject, she went for coffee with Craig and Austen, and it came out that they’d hooked up, but they said he denied it. She’s curious as to why. He clears his throat, drinks some coffee, and laughs nervously. He says they have different interpretations of the events. Huh? We all know you do it wearing your glasses, Whitney. She says he’s lying; it happened. He shakes his head, and says, no. In Kathryn’s interview, she says she’s had people lie and say they had sex with her, but she’s never had them deny it. Whitney says, he’s flattered, and Kathryn says she’s just being honest. She tells him, that was awkward, and Whitney says, how about them Mets? Not really, but that’s what I interject when a conversation takes an awkward turn. He says he’s looking forward to the trip. It should be fun. She says she is too, and they concentrate on their juice.

Austen goes to a restaurant to meet his parents, I guess for dinner, since it’s dark out now. Austen says he dropped off some beer to his distributor, since he hadn’t tasted it. He tells them about the trip to Colorado, and says the snow report is fantastic. In his interview, Austen says that, growing up, they went on ski trips every spring break with his older sister. We see a clip of him telling Chelsea about his sister’s death from a fall. Mom Wendy says she remembers trying to keep up with them. He says, out west, weed is legal. Dad Tom says he knows nothing about it, but I’m not sure if he’s joking or not. Austen says he looked into getting a chef to cook food with THC. Would they partake if it was available? Wendy says she definitely would, and Tom says he’s not afraid of new things. Which I guess means they smoke weed.

While she’s packing, Cameran calls Jason, saying she misses Palmer already. She tells him to stick to her schedule. Everyone gets ready. Craig has to call his assistant Anna to find out where his suitcases are. He realizes he’s looking right at them. Shep has friend Tony puppysitting Lil Craig, who gets cuter every time I see him. The group meets at the airport, everyone getting there between 5 and 6 am. They check in. I took a 7 am flight once and swore, never again.

They’re in Denver at 11:24. Austen and Madison hug, and Austen says they’re going to have fun. Shep’s mouth hangs open. Cameran say she doesn’t like mountain driving, and Whitney doesn’t want to be on the road seven hours, which I guess is how long it takes to get where they’re staying. I don’t blame him. That’s a long ride. Craig tells Whitney, shut up or go home. He’ll pay for a plane ticket back. Whitney calls him a d*ckhead, and Shep says, relax. Craig says he can’t listen to Whitney’s bitching. Chelsea asks if Craig is drunk. His aggression seems like a lot. He says he’s not drunk; he’s dead serious, and he’s never speaking to her again. Cameran says they’re sleep deprived. All they need is a nap. In her interview, Cameran says Craig launches into rages, and she doesn’t know where they come from. We flash back to Cameran’s party. Shep says, it’s called free will. Craig says he’s done; get the eff away from him. He’s done with everyone. He storms out of the airport. Shep says, in America, you have choices. Austen says, let’s go shred. Cameran asks if Craig really left, and Whitney hopes so.

They head to the bus. Cameran says all the moisture in her skin is leaving. Craig is already on bus. Shep says, look who they found. Craig gripes that it took them long enough. Cameran asks the driver if the drive is scary, and he says, not at all. Shep says the bus smells of rich mahogany. Craig asks if Whitney is staying or taking a flight. Cameran says she’s doing what Whitney’s doing. Craig says, this is what happens when you get shipped off to boarding school when you’re six. In Craig’s interview, he says Whitney isn’t fun anymore. He has to hang out with people like Craig. Craig wonders wtf they’re waiting for. Cameran says she loves him, but he can’t do this. She and Whitney leave the bus. Kathryn gets on, and wonders what everyone is freaking out about. Chelsea tells Craig not to be disrespectful, and Craig tells Chelsea, shut up, and she says, you STFU. Because we’re still six. She tells him that he needs to check his pants for a vagina, because he’s being a p*ssy. (For some reason, my husband thinks this is the funniest thing ever.) Craig says, whatever, which is the same as admitting defeat. He calls them idiots, and Chelsea says she has a bigger d*ck than him. He says he’s getting a car, and gets off the bus. Standing outside, Cameran tells him, take a breath. Chelsea doesn’t like him talking to people like that, and Shep says he’s proud of her. Cameran tells Craig, take a deep breath. He says he wants everyone to be nice, and not weird. In Cameran’s interview, she says she’s learned as a mother, when a baby has a tantrum, you let them cry it out, pat them on the head, and eventually, everything is going to be okay. They get back on the bus. The ride gets really quiet.

As they near their destination, Austen says there’s a dispensary there. He wants to stop, but they don’t have to go if they don’t want to. Craig asks if everyone remembers when they turned twenty-one, and went to the liquor store for the first time. Craig says he can’t partake, since he’s an attorney. Yeah, he might practice law at some point in the next fifty years. In her interview, Kathryn says weed is one reason she lost her children. This is the first time she’s been around it since rehab, and no one is acknowledging it. Chelsea wants a high that makes her deaf. She sees a guy smoking on the corner. Kathryn tells Danni, no one gives a sh*t about her, and she doesn’t want to be around it. Cameran says she’ll stay, and Whitney says he will too. In her interview, Cameran says she knows weed is legal, and wants to smoke it for her anxiety, but her anxiety isn’t allowing her to smoke it. Bummer.

Austen, Shep, Chelsea, and Eliza go into the dispensary. They buy a bunch of different stuff. It’s pretty mind blowing how many products they have. Shep’s total is around $200, and the clerk tells him, stay high. They get back on the bus, and Cameran says, let’s roll, but I don’t think she meant to make a joke.

They get to their destination, Steamboat Springs. Shep says, it looks like a cool town. The bus has to stop short of the house because of ice, and the group has to walk the rest of the way.Chelsea says, it’s steep, and it is. It’s quite a hike uphill to the two houses they have between them, which of course are fabulous. Cameran says she doesn’t want to be where Craig is. Chelsea wants to go straight to bed; she doesn’t even want to eat. Cameran says she can’t breathe because of the altitude. Shep points out the obvious by saying, it’s cold. The houses are a modern lodge design, and very beautiful. The sportsman’s IKEA. Shep likes sleeping underground, and goes downstairs. They all claim rooms. Cameran asks Craig, please be quiet tonight. She’s so tired. I can’t figure out who ends up in which house, since there’s a lot of milling around and going back and forth.

Craig, Shep, Austen, and Don (Eliza’s boyfriend) go out to a restaurant. Madison and Kathryn get in the hot tub. Madison says, moms gone wild, and Kathryn says, this is as wild as it’s gotten in a long time. She asks how Madison and Austen are doing, and Madison says she hates him, but loves him at the same time.

At the bar, the guys order a bottle of wine, Shep says, let’s indulge. He looks at Craig, who says, always indulge, and they order a lot of wonderful sounding food. Craig asks Shep how many edibles he had before they went out. Shep asks if Austen is getting honey on his stinger tonight. Must be a Southern expression. Craig says, it’s called backsliding, and Austen says, it’s a definite possibility.

Madison says Austen is the third boyfriend she’s had since she was eighteen. She’s cared more about him because he’s like a best friend. She needs to get over what’s gone on between them. She says he does too, but they haven’t talked. She thinks they should move on. She’s not trying to change anyone. She’s got no time for that. We flash back to the video of her finding Austen with two other girls. Kathryn says, you just can’t tell anymore.

😭 Here’s where my internet died, but in the interest of finishing what I started, I watched the rest On Demand as soon as it was back.

The guys are impressed by the food. Shep decides he loves saying charcuterie. Craig thinks Madison still wants to hook up with Austen, and Don says it’s the perfect weekend for it. Craig points out that they spent months telling Austen not to see her – we flash back to some of that – and now they’re encouraging it. Shep says he’s her favorite port in a storm. Craig says if he hooked up with a girl he was trying to get over, it would make getting over her harder. Eliza calls Don, and Shep answers. He asks if she’s sexting them, and turning the tables, asks Eliza what they’re wearing. Craig says, ski masks and socks. Don takes the phone, and Eliza says she was going to wait up, but she’s tired. Craig says he doesn’t miss those calls. Just let him have fun.

The guys drive back, declaring it a damn good meal. Madison says they missed the hot tub, and Austen and Craig get in, Austen nearly falling and cracking his head open. Kathryn is a good sport and gets them a bottle of champagne, along with a weird device that shoots it, that they probably bought on Amazon Prime Day. Madison promptly gets it in the face, and says she’s blind. Austen wipes it from her eyes. Kathryn asks if they’re ready to go to bed, and mentions how muscular Madison is in comparison to Austen. Austen says she’s jacked because she goes to the gym every day.

Back inside, Madison asks Austen if he was offended by Kathryn’s comment. He asks her to flex, but that’s a no, so he does. It’s less than impressive. He thanks her for inviting herself, even though Cameran invited her, and she says she’s glad he’s being adult enough to get along with her. He says she’s an independent woman, and she asks if that isn’t why he likes her. They hug, and she tells him that his body is just great. They go to their separate rooms

Next time, snowboarding, skiing, and falling; Kathryn shows Danni the text from Whitney, asking her to come over; Shep insists he’s not mad at Madison; and Craig confronts Whitney about hooking up with Kathryn.

🍵 A Little Bit Of Wives…

Visit Ramona in Southhampton.


But maybe you’d better not bring Kyle. Mauricio might be a plus though. Especially if he brings his stash of whatever he had in Hawaii.


💤 Says It All…