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September 18, 2019 – Peter Turns the Tables, Dallas Goes To Mexico, Back To Camp In 1984, a New Word & Donovan’s Thursday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Elizabeth is about to knock on Kim’s door, when Kim opens it halfway. Franco tells Kim, there’s no point in dragging things out. There’s nothing there for him, and there’s nothing there for her. It’s not easy, but they’ll make up for the time they lost. They kiss. Elizabeth sees, and Franco locks eyes with her. Why he opened them while he’s kissing Kim, I have no clue.

Sitting outside Kelly’s, Cameron tells Josslyn that he doesn’t know why they look at the menu, and she says, they know it by heart. He says he’s surprised she wanted him to meet her. He thought she’d be at volleyball practice. She says she can afford to miss a practice; she has plenty of time to make it up. The second she steps on the court, all she’ll be thinking about is serving, and setting up the next shot. Cameron asks if that isn’t the point, and she says, it’s supposed to be, but she’s supposed to be thinking about Oscar.

Inside Kelly’s, Dustin calls Lulu, who’s at the MetroCourt. She says she didn’t expect to hear from him. He says he thought they had a great time. She says, it was eventful. He says, aside from her mom… but she asks, how is it that he doesn’t see that’s not the only glaring thing? and don’t say it’s because he only has eyes for her. He says, okay, he won’t, but it’s true. He asks if she wants to get together this weekend. She says, maybe. She’ll text him, and let him know. Maxie joins her, and  asks if she was on the phone with hot Dustin. Lulu says she was, and Maxie sits and says, tell her everything.

Jason meets Sonny at the bar. Sonny asks if there’s been any word on Drew, but Jason says, nothing new. Sonny says, this is a big mistake, and hurt a lot of people. Andre being stabbed, and Drew’s plane going down; someone wants to take them both out. Jason says Drew wasn’t as lucky as Andre. Andre was able to sketch the guy who attacked him. Does he look familiar? He shows Sonny a picture on his phone.

The guy in the sketch wanders around the docks. Peter meets him, and gives him an envelope. The guy looks inside, and says it isn’t the fee they agreed on. Peter says he only completed half the assignment. The guy says he can stick around and finish the job, but Peter says, it’s too risky. He’ll have to find another way.

Sonny tells Jason that he’s never seen the guy. Has Jason? Jason says not that he remembers. Shiloh calls Jason, and says he has important information for him.

Elizabeth says Chase told her Franco was there. No more ankle monitor. He says he’s a free man. Elizabeth says that’s what she was afraid of, and apparently, she had a right to be so. He’s leaving? Franco says he’s sorry she’s in pain. He’s sorry she lost man the man she so obviously loves. She says, her husband. He says he’s sorry he’s not that guy. The only solution that will make it bearable for everyone is if he goes. Elizabeth asks if he thinks this is bearable. He doesn’t know what to say, and tells Kim that he’ll be at Pier 55 at 10 pm. He leaves. I tell Elizabeth to punch Kim out now, while no one is around. Instead, she says they need to talk.

Lulu says, there’s nothing to tell, and Maxie says she’s a liar. Spill. What did he say? Did he ask her out? Did she say yes? She should go, and get her feet wet. Not all the way, but she can wade in. He’s a super good-looking, super nice guy. She asks if Lulu remembers the butterflies from a first kiss, and whatever else that follows. Lulu says she’s going to stop Maxie there. They had a first kiss, and whatever else. Maxie asks what Lulu is talking about, and Lulu says she and Dustin had sex today.

Dustin reads Josslyn’s English paper.

Josslyn tells Cameron that she had a talk with her brother. It was mostly him talking to her, but he made sense. Oscar would want her to move on. He told her himself, and she will sometime soon, but it has to feel right. Everything is about the future, picking colleges and making out applications; it’s all anyone is talking about. The more absorbed she gets it that, the more removed she is, and leaving Oscar behind. Cameron asks if that isn’t the point of moving on. Josslyn says she will, and he says, just not today. She says she wants to grieve a little longer; Oscar deserves it. She says, and this where he tells her what’s going on with him. He says he’s fine, but Josslyn says, he’s not. What’s up?

Peter tells sketch guy that he can’t risk it. Now Franco knows. He needed Andre killed. Sketch guy says he wasn’t prepared for the target to be skilled in self-defense. Peter says he should have been prepared. In light of his track record, Peter is giving him 70%, rather than 50%. He tells sketch guy to go.

Jason asks what Shiloh wants, and Shiloh says his trial starts tomorrow. He’s looking forward to seeing Sam on the stand. Jason asks again what he wants. Shiloh tells him to check out The Invader. They did a piece on him, and Peter greenlighted the piece. He thought Jason would be interested. Jason hangs up, and Sonny asks what that was about. Jason says Shiloh is trying to tell him something about Peter.

Elizabeth asks if she can come in, but Kim doesn’t think Elizabeth wants to do this right now. Elizabeth says her husband just informed her that he’s leaving town and wants Kim to go with him. She thinks they need to do this now. She comes in, and sees the pillows and blanket on the floor, and says, oh my God. Kim slept with him. Kim says, yes, and Elizabeth says, all she gets is a yes? Kim says she knows it’s not fair. Franco did the noble thing, and the procedure happened, but he doesn’t remember being Franco. As far as she’s concerned the man who left is Drew. Elizabeth can’t believe Kim is saying this. Kim says he doesn’t remember loving Elizabeth; he doesn’t remember her period. He remembers Kim, and they’re in love. Elizabeth says, that’s not Drew, but Kim says, it is. He’s just in another body. She doesn’t want to hurt Elizabeth, but Franco is Drew in his head and heart. He doesn’t want to hurt her either. Elizabeth says, Kim doesn’t want to hurt her? She should have thought of that before she had sex with Elizabeth’s husband.  Elizabeth cracks Kim a good one across the face, and I cheer.

Cameron says, you know how they say, be careful what you wish for? and Josslyn finishes, because you might get it? Cameron says he knows what it means. He spent so much time hating on Franco, and wanting him to go away. Now Franco is gone, and he should be glad, but he’s not. He hates every minute of it. Part of it is watching his mom and brothers being miserable and confused. His mom is the worst. She’s getting more desperate and sad, insisting Franco is coming back. Josslyn asks if Cameron doesn’t think he is, and he says, the whole transfer procedure isn’t perfect science. Josslyn asks what the other part is that he hates, and he says he’s grateful for Franco saving his life. Josslyn says she is too, and he tells her that he’s realizing how completed Franco made their family. He made their house a real home, and now he’s gone. Josslyn says, it’s terrible, but hopes Cameron knows it’s not his fault. He knows, but feels like he put so much energy in the universe, and finally got what he wanted. But it’s not what he wanted at all.

Sonny asks if Jason thinks Shiloh is trying to intimidate him. Jason doesn’t think so, and Sonny asks, why the call? Jason says he dropped Peter’s name, saying he greenlighted an article on Shiloh in The Invader. He doesn’t know what it means, but he’s going to find out.

Maxie says, okay. She was not expecting that. Lulu asks if she’s horrified, and Maxie asks, why? They’re two consenting adults who enjoyed themselves. She did enjoy it, right? Lulu says, that’s not the point. Maxie says, that’s always the point. Where did the magic happen? Lulu says, the Haunted Star. She was giving him a tour, and he was regaling her with nautical tales. They got swept up, and went to one of the staterooms. Maxie loves the story, but Lulu says, not how it ends. Her mother walked in, with Curtis. Maxie says she’s trying to picture it, but Lulu says, don’t do that. It was one of the most mortifying moments in her life. Karma in a nutshell. Maxie says, it’s payback for what? and Lulu says her divorce is only half a second old, and she falls into bed with the first guy who shows interest. What’s wrong with her?

A guard deposits Shiloh in the visiting area . Peter sits on the other side of the glass, and Shiloh asks where he’s been. Peter says he’s been busy putting out fires. Shiloh says he thought he was the biggest thing that could burn Peter. Peters phone rings. It’s Jason, and Shiloh says he may have called Jason and mentioned Peter’s name. Peter asks why the hell he did that, and Shiloh says Peter knows why. What he didn’t tell Jason is what Peter did to him and his twin, and that he’s responsible for imploding their lives. He just put Peter on Jason’s radar, since he’s been dragging his feet. Peter says, things have been crazy, but Shiloh doesn’t care. His trial starts tomorrow. Get him the hell out of there.

Jason tells Sonny that Peter didn’t pick up. He asks what Sonny thinks of him, but Sonny doesn’t really know him. Jason says the guy held him captive for five years. He wants to present himself as a good guy, but he wanted Jason to kill his dad, and lured Anna in, and was planning to kill her. Sonny wonders what’s his connection to Shiloh, but Jason has no idea. Maybe Maxie and Lulu know something. Jason asks how Carly is, and Sonny says, physically, she’s fine, but she’s worried about Josslyn. She skipped the first day of school. It’s not surprising; she’s been dreading going without Oscar. Jason asks if Carly is upset, and Sonny says, she gets it to a point, but she turned it into a thing about Dev. She thinks Dev is making Josslyn’s life harder. What does Jason think?

Josslyn tells Cameron that she’s sorry about what’s happening to him and his family. It’s terrible; there’s no other way to put it. She asks if there’s anything she can do, and he says, talking helps. She says she’s available any time. No one has come out to take their order, so she goes inside. Dustin sees her, and says he was just reading her essay.

Lulu tells Maxie that she loves talking about this with her ex-father-in-law across the room. Maxie says, the operative word is ex. Sonny knows Dante divorced her. Lulu says, and she was already with someone else. Maxie says her mom and Curtis got an eyeful. Lulu groans, and Maxie says, being interrupted isn’t a big deal. Maxie is happy for Lulu, but she needs to remember that she’s in rebound city. It’s a great place to be, but she doesn’t want live there. Lulu says she’s clear on that, and Maxie tells her, go for it.

Peter says, Jason can’t stand Shiloh, and Shiloh says he’s not president of Peter’s fan club either now. They had a deal. Either spring him or he’s going to tell Jason everything. Peter says if Shiloh tells Jason, he’ll have to confess to his own crimes. Stealing the money, and his deception of a Navy SEAL. If he implicates Peter, he implicates himself.

Franco approaches Cameron’s table, and Cameron says, Franco. Franco says, still Drew. He thinks they should talk.

Elizabeth says, this is insane, and Kim says, but it’s real. Elizabeth gets that Kim’s son died, and she’s an emotional wreck, but she’s snapped if she thinks this is real. It’s an illusion. Kim says Elizabeth keeps saying that, and Elizabeth says, because it is. Her husband was subjected to a hideous procedure, and he’s delusional. Now Kim took advantage. She’s made every excuse in book for Kim, but there’s no excuse for this. She slept with a married man. Kim says, he’s not married in his heart, and Elizabeth says she has a certificate and three boys who say otherwise. Kim says, sorry, but it’s Drew’s life. It’s his choice, and she knows who he’s choosing. Elizabeth says, he’s not Drew, and he’s not in his right mind. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, but Kim does, and she did it anyway. It’s unforgivable. Kim says it would be, if she’d seduced him and tore their family apart. It was already torn. He’s not Franco, and not Elizabeth’s husband. Kim feels horrible for her, but Elizabeth is acting like Kim’s the one who imploded Franco’s memory, and set this in motion. Drew wanted this; they both did. Elizabeth says, call him Drew one more time… Kim says Elizabeth has a right to be angry. If their roles were reversed, she would be angry too, but Franco is gone, and Elizabeth can’t get him back any more than she can get Oscar back. Elizabeth says, watch her.

Kim asks if it can even be reversed, and Elizabeth says, when it happens, Franco will be back and not Drew. Kim asks how she knows. There’s no science that says it’s possible. Elizabeth tells her, Andre says it is. Kim says Drew’s memories are on a flashdrive; they’re real and tangible. Unlike the Drew now, Franco has no baseline. How is Andre going to get his memory back? Elizabeth doesn’t know, but she knows it can be done. Kim says she’s not facing reality, and Elizabeth says Kim is the one who’s not facing reality. Kim says, it’s an untried procedure. Why does Elizabeth think it will work? Because she wants it to? Elizabeth says, so does Franco, and her boys. They need him. Kim says, please. She’s heard enough. Oscar told her about Cameron’s opinion. Don’t put it on them. Elizabeth is the one who needs him. it’s sad that he doesn’t exist anymore, but Drew is here, and has the right to make his own choices. He did, and he didn’t choose Elizabeth.

Franco sits with Cameron. He says he didn’t ask for any of this. He does wish there was some way he could help Cameron and his mom and brothers, but he’ll never be the man they need him to be. Cameron asks if there’s any chance they could stop him, but Franco says he’s not giving up the woman he loves and the life he has. Not even if it means they don’t get the person they love back. Cameron asks what his plan is, but Franco isn’t entirely sure. Cameron asks if he’s leaving, and Franco says, it’s too difficult for everyone if he sticks around. Cameron says, before he leaves, he wants to tell Franco about the man he’s replacing.

Dustin tells Josslyn, he knows they hate it, but he likes to assign an essay right off the bat. She says, to annoy them? but he says, to get to know them. He says hers was thoughtful and comprehensive. She deserves an A, but as impressive as it was, it left him wanting more.

Jason tells Sonny, there are a lot ways to help Dev that aren’t adoption. Sonny tells him, that’s what Carly says. She thinks he’s projecting Morgan onto Dev. Jason is sure she’s just worried about Josslyn. The bigger thing is, they have a baby coming. Dev is taking time and energy, when they’re having a child who will need their time and energy.

Shiloh tells Peter that his public defender says there’s no way he can beat the charges. What’s one more crime? What’s one more miscalculation or error in judgment? They don’t have to talk to him, just read a paper. Andre has a near-fatal stab wound; Drew is presumed dead. Peter has been trying hard to convince everyone he’s not the son of an evil man, but secrets have a way of coming out, If Jason wants the truth, Shiloh has nothing to lose, but Peter stands to lose everything.

Maxie says, a hottie ride-share driver English teacher… Lulu says, his name is Dustin, and Maxie continues, hot Dustin is okay for the stateroom, but not for falling in love. That’s the last thing Lulu needs. Lulu agrees, and Maxie says she’ll be Lulu’s biggest cheerleader, unless she sees Lulu getting in too deep. Sonny and Jason approach the table, and Jason says he was hoping Maxie could answer a few questions about her boyfriend. Maxie says if he has a question, he should ask Peter directly. Jason says he called, but Peter’s not picking up, and she says she’ll do her best. He says The Invader is running a story on Shiloh tomorrow, and Maxie says she knows about it. After all the crap he pulled, Peter is one of good guys now. Lulu asks where this is coming from, and Jason says Shiloh called him. He made a point of mentioning the story, and dropped Peter’s name. Sonny says they’re trying to figure out why.

Peter tells Shiloh, okay; he’ll put a plan in place for his escape. Shiloh laughs, and says he was under the impression there was already a plan in place. He thinks he’ll have another conversation with Jason. Peter says he’ll come through. Shiloh knows he will. He’s worked hard to polish his tarnished reputation. What would his mother think if the truth came out? Or that perky girlfriend of his? Peter tells Shiloh that he said he would, and he will. He’ll be in touch. He slams the phone down and leaves. Shiloh says, he’ll be waiting.

Dustin says he was tempted to give Josslyn a B. She says he told her it was good, and he says, one of the best. She’s clearly bright, and technically, it’s on point, but he senses she’s capable of going deeper. He says he’ll see her in class, and she picks up her order.

Cameron needs to say what a great guy Franco was. Franco says from what he’s heard, not everyone feels that way. Cameron says he came around. Franco showed up in time to save him. If he hadn’t, Drew would be in this body. Franco says, that would be awkward. Cameron says he owes a lot to Franco. Not for the way Franco treated his mom and brothers – he was amazing – but for how Franco treated him. Franco deserved his respect. Franco thanks Cameron, and tells him, good luck. They shake hands, and Cameron says, good luck to him too.

Kim tells Elizabeth, Drew made it clear. He doesn’t want to go away. Elizabeth says that’s because Kim is encouraging him into thinking they have a life together. It would have never gotten this far if she’d told the truth. Kim says, the truth is obvious, and Elizabeth is ignoring it. Elizabeth says forget about her, which seems easy for Kim to do. What about Julian? How can she do this to him? He’s willing to leave his entire family, and start a new life for her; with her, because it’s what she wanted. She doesn’t care? Kim says, of course (🍷) she does, but Elizabeth says, not enough to not destroy him by having an affair with her husband. For the last time, he’s not Drew, and will never be Drew. Kim says, they’re going in circles. She’s not changing her mind, and would like Elizabeth to go. Elizabeth says, gladly. I call Kim names. When Elizabeth is gone, Kim calls Julian. She gets voicemail, and says she wishes he’d picked up. She needs to talk to him right now. She wants to tell him how grateful she is for everything. She thanks him, and hangs up. She writes a note, starting, Dear Charlie…

Elizabeth calls Scotty, and says, Franco is leaving town – now; in a matter of minutes. He told Kim to meet him at Pier 55 at 10 pm. No more stalling. They have to do something now, or they may never see Franco again.

Josslyn brings the order out to Cameron. She starts to tell him about what Dustin said, and asks, what’s wrong? Cameron says, he doesn’t know if this is the best or worst news, but Franco is gone. Josslyn hugs him.

Maxie frowns, and says, that was weird. Lulu says, not really. Jason and Sonny have personal reasons to want to see Shiloh go down. They’re probably covering their bases, and making sure The Invader isn’t printing fake news. Maxie wonders why Shiloh would be talking about anything with Peter.

Sonny says Maxie seemed surprised at a connection between Shiloh and Peter, and Jason says, it was news to her. He needs another set of eyes. Sonny says, let him guess. Spinelli.

Peter waits at the pier. Sketch guy shows up, and says he thought Peter wanted him out. Peter says, there’s been a change of plans. He’ll get his 30%, plus a bonus. The guy says, in exchange for…? Peter says, taking care of David Henry Archer. Yes!!!

Franco waits at Pier 55. Kim shows up, and I’d like to drop kick her into the water. He says she came, and she says, how could she not? They kiss, and she says, they’re really doing this. He says they are, and she just has one question. Where are they going? He doesn’t know. Does it matter? Anywhere they want. It doesn’t matter as long as he’s with her. She suggests they go to the airport, and he says, it’s a good place to start. He takes her suitcase, but two orderlies grab him, and say he’s coming with them. He’s in custody. Kim tries to intervene, but one of them says she’ll have to speak to a judge. They inject Franco with something, and Kim tries to fight with them, but they take him away. She starts to call the police, but Elizabeth appears, and says, don’t. Kim says, Elizabeth did this, and she says Kim gave her no choice.

Tomorrow, Nina tells Valentin it’s only a matter of time before she goes to prison, Shiloh tells Willow when it’s over they’ll be together, and Sonny tells Cassandra to watch her back.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Stephanie calls Travis at work. She tells him that D’Andra had to cancel her meeting with him. She texted at 1:30 am. He wants to hear the text, and Stephanie says D’Andra had been getting her hair done since 6 am. It wasn’t working out, her hair was dyed several times, and wouldn’t turn back to blonde. She’s not being unprofessional, but has to sleep. Travis says, it’s very unprofessional. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she set up a time for D’Andra and Travis to meet and discuss D’Andra’s business. Now Travis is pissed at her, but she doesn’t know how it’s her fault. He says in his 30 some odd years of business, he’s never heard of a hair emergency. He doesn’t care if she wears a hat; she should show up. Stephanie says he’s not Beyonce. He says he’s going to call D’Andra, and Stephanie tells him to be nice to her friend. Don’t piss her off. In her interview, Stephanie says Travis’s toughness and aggression are good for business and their bank account, but not so good in relationships. When things go wrong, Travis become Mariah Careyish. Travis gets voicemail, and says he did his part, and didn’t get her message until nine, when they were supposed to meet at eight. He thinks it was disrespectful. The thing about business is, you have to show up or nothing is going to happen. Happy birthday.

Leeanne and wedding planner Steve go to see Nardos, a costume designer. LeeAnne tells Nardos that she’s excited, but behind. In her interview, she says, hi. My name is LeeAnne, and I’m a procrastinator. Nardos says they have six weeks, and it usually takes six months. LeeAnne knows she wants to show her figure in the front, but have a train. Steve says LeeAnne has to see it, and LeeAnne says everyone is ten years old in the bridal magazines. In her interview, she wonders if she has to look at mother-of-the-bride dresses for inspiration. Nardos does some sketches, telling LeeAnne, the back should be a statement. LeeAnne says, that’s what everyone stares at for a while. Nardos asks about the budget, and LeeAnne asks what she can get away with. Nardos asks how $10K sounds, and LeeAnne says, that’s a scary number. Nardos says, how about $7K? and Steve says, so many people want to do things for LeeAnne. She’s always hesitant and humble about accepting things, even though she does so much for them. In other words, he’s asking her to give LeeAnne the dress for free. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, it’s an awkward moment. She knows Nardos does amazing work. If she had the money, she would write a check, but she can’t. A reminder of where she comes from. Nardos says it would be an honor to do her dress, and tells LeeAnne, breathe. Steve wonders if they can put it on Kameron’s bill. LeeAnne asks if she can send Rich a picture, but Steve says he can’t know anything about the dress.

Life coach Carmen goes to Stephanie’s house. Stephanie tells Carmen that she’s not taking care of herself, and knows she’s not visiting Carmen like she should. She’s not centered and she’s anxious. In her interview, Stephanie says, last year, when she opened up about her suicide attempt and depression, she felt a weight lift off her shoulders. She’d been true to herself, and was living an authentic life. She felt connected. Strangers started reaching out, and a lot of them were suicidal. She couldn’t take the pressure, and started spiraling. She tells Carmen that she’s considering taking antidepressants again, but feels like it’s a step backward, and feels shame. Carmen asks, if she met a beautiful young girl who’d been put on antidepressants, would she say that? Stephanie says, not at all, and Carmen says Stephanie wants the standard for herself to be extraordinary. Stephanie says she struggles with self-esteem. Carmen asks when was the earliest she felt that way, and Stephanie says, kindergarten. Carmen tells her, try to remember how that felt. What would she say to her youngest self? Stephanie says, you’re perfect the way you are. You’re enough. Carmen thinks she needs to take a step in building her self-worth, and Stephanie says she feels like she spent the majority of her life hiding who she really is. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, sometimes you need to go on vacation to escape life. I try to remember what the word vacation means, and she says she’s looking forward to going to Mexico. Carmen says, whoever you are, is perfect. Who told her that? Stephanie says, she told herself.

Jeremy does the laundry. D’Andra says she hasn’t done it since college. She’d rather work three or four jobs. Jeremy says he was taught in the military, and he likes it. He asks if she’s talked to Travis, but she doesn’t know what to say. As a man, he’s not going to understand. Jeremy says he doesn’t understand. Travis doesn’t want to hear her hair story. Just say she effed up. She says she didn’t know he didn’t get the message. Jeremy looks at her, and she says, but it’s her fault. He says, it is. In her interview, she says she’s embarrassed, but it’s important that she call. She took some time out of his life, and was expected to show up. She has to do it now, or he might think she’s a flake, and has no interest in business. She doesn’t want him to get the impression she doesn’t care, because she does. Jeremy says, good luck.

D’Andra calls Travis. She says she apologizes. She’s sorry for missing the meeting. It’s her fault, and she knows she took his time. She’s sorry for how she handled it, and hopes he gives her a chance to meet with him again. She’d love to have his help. There’s a really long pause, and she asks if he’s still there. He says he knows crazy things happen sometimes,  but when there’s an apology, everything is good after that. She says, it won’t happen again. She hangs up, all weepy.

Everyone packs for the trip.

Rich asks if LeeAnne has talked with D’Andra. Nobody apologized to him, and he’s at the bottom of it. He’s forgiven people when they haven’t asked for forgiveness. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the Christian thing to do. LeeAnne says they talked, and she’s not mad. Rich says she’s doing a good job, and tells her to pack. She looks at a sheet she was given, and wonders what this hiking sh*t is. Why are they going hiking? Don’t they know her?

Kameron shows up at the airport with three huge bags for the weekend. Stephanie has been scared to go to that part of Mexico. She heard they’ll put your head on a stick. Kameron practices her Spanish. Badly.

They arrive at Puerto Vallarta. In Kameron’s interview, she says, in her yearbook, she was voted most likely to get lost in the airport on the way to college. She was also voted most like be on the cover of Cosmo, so she guesses it’s okay. Kary tells them, the worst part is the drive to the house. She opens champagne on the bus, and they drink out of Solo cups. Kary puts names in a hat, and says, whoever they pick is who they’ll share a room with. In her interview, she says she’s trying to mix it up, so they interact and get to know each other. LeeAnne says, but she has seven bedrooms. In Brandi’s interview, she says, D’Andra is probably the hardest to room with. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, D’Andra has sh*t everywhere, all the time. And she hogs the bathroom. LeeAnne says, D’Andra is a hot mess of a roommate. In D’Andra’s interview, she says it looks like two tornados met a cyclone. LeeAnne is paired with Kary, Stephanie with Kameron, and Brandi with D’Andra. Brandi says she did not win the lottery on this trip.

They make a stop on the way to Careyes, to go to the bathroom and buy liquor. LeeAnne says, this sh*t sucks, and wonders why they didn’t just fly the whole way. Stephanie feels like she’s been in the car for days. Mind you, this is a two hour ride, and while two hours is usually my limit, I don’t get champagne and comfy seating. In Kary’s interview, she says they’re driving through a rural area, and it’s not glamorous. It sure isn’t. At the place they stop, the toilet has no seat and the door is a curtain. Or as Kameron puts it, a hole in the floor with flies. Stephanie says, it looks like gremlins have peed and pooped in it for years. LeeAnne says it’s the most disgusting thing she’s ever done, and I’m sure that’s saying a lot. They get back on the bus, and hand sanitize.

It’s worth the two hour drive. It’s absolutely beautiful. Kameron says, it feels like something out of a James Bond movie. She wants to get on a fabulous metallic bathing suit. Kary tells D’Andra she’s happy they were able to come and celebrate. LeeAnne thinks taking a helicopter would have been better. Kary says the property has been in Eduardo’s family for about thirty years. It was one of the first trips he took her on, and it’s like her own special paradise. She gives them the tour. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says there are seven bedrooms, and only six of them. She’s not sleeping in the same bed with someone else. Kary says whatever name they got, they have to stay with that person. She thinks LeeAnne is  trying to get out of rooming with her, and it’s disrespectful. In her interview, LeeAnne says, the place is like a Stairmaster on crack. While going down yet another set of stairs outside, she says, clearly, you can’t drink too much and walk around this property. In Kary’s interview, she says she’s trying to get to know LeeAnne, and LeeAnne is disregarding all of it. She points out a footbridge that looks long and extremely frightening, but she tells them, it’s a fun experience. LeeAnne says she’s not doing it, but Kary says she’s done it a million times. Her kids have done it. In her interview, Kary says LeeAnne is ruining the vibe, and she asks LeeAnne if she’s always so negative about everything in her life.

Kary says LeeAnne has been complaining since they got there. We flash back to ten seconds ago when LeeAnne was complaining about the ride. In Kary’s interview, she says she won’t bring negativity into her world. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says the host just aggressively came at her. Here’s my beautiful home, and you’re a negative bitch. She’s not negative. She used to have an inspirational blog. In Brandi’s interview, she says, somebody finally called LeeAnne out for her bullsh*t. She loves Kary. Kameron thinks the bridge is scary. They unpack. In D’Andra’s interview, she says it doesn’t surprise her that LeeAnne wants her own room. She likes to be in control or she’s not happy. LeeAnne tells herself, don’t kill anyone. Jail is not worth it. Stephanie and Kary look at the view. Kary feels like LeeAnne doesn’t care to get to know her. She says LeeAnne always picks something to be negative about LeeAnne. LeeAnne asks Kameron if she’s being negative, and Kameron says, no. In Kameron’s interview, she doesn’t get why LeeAnne is often misunderstood in this group. She’s not paying attention to any negative comments. She wants Mexico to be fun and fabulous, and she’s going to have a margarita with a little pink umbrella in it. Kameron tells LeeAnne that her feelings would have been hurt if Kary had said that to her, and LeeAnne says she’s offended. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says not only has Kary not given her a chance, she’s been made to feel unwelcome.

Dinner is served. Kary says it’s a traditional Mexican dinner. In her interview, Kary says her nanny was also an amazing cook, and was her mom’s nanny. D’Andra tells Brandi their room looks like a bomb went off. LeeAnne says she’s roomed with D’Andra, and Kameron says, it’s scary. She’s seen it. She asks how Kary met Eduardo, and Kary says, through friends. They were both married when they met. She tells them, D’Andra dated Eduardo’s brother Guillermo. He’s still not married. D’Andra says she schooled him for everyone. In D’Andra’s interview, she says had she known he had a vacation home like this, she would have put in more effort. Kary says there’s been a dynamic change in coming there since the kids are older. She wants to leave something for her daughter, so she started a jewelry line. We see pictures. There are a lot of pieces with large beads; pretty, but not my style. Kameron says it’s nice having Sparkle Dog. Before that, she had an allowance. Kary says she hates that; she’s not his child. In her interview, Kary says she and Eduardo both grew up with money, but with her mom’s drinking, they lost most of it. She tells the women, she thinks it’s important to have your own money. When you get older, what if he decides to leave? Women without their own money are in a vulnerable place. In Kameron’s interview, she says, in Dallas, a prenup is expected. In D’Andra’s interview, she says, Jeremy didn’t even read it; he just signed it. In Brandi’s interview, she says she and Bryan had no prenup, since they both had nothing. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says they don’t have a prenup, but she guarantees Rich is never going to leave. In her interview, Kameron Says she heard that some wives have to weigh in, and get an allowance accordingly. She would eat a big cupcake every day. Brandi leaves the table, and after a while, Stephanie wonders where she is. She goes to look.

Stephanie knocks on Brandi’s bedroom door. Brandi is lying on the bed, and Stephanie asks if she wants to sleep or come upstairs. Brandi says, sleep. She’s tired. By the time Stephanie says, okay, Brandi is snoring. In her interview, Stephanie says she’s had a poop that’s worn her out. She thinks that’s what happened to Brandi. Stephanie tells the others that Brandi passed out, and they laugh. Kameron says, she wasn’t even doing shots. LeeAnne says Brandi was the first one at the airport; she was there at 6 am. Kary says she’s been doing birthday things for her daughter, and Kameron remarks on how fast the time goes. Kary ask if LeeAnne never wanted babies. LeeAnne says she had a difficult childhood. Kary says she did too. Her mom was an alcoholic, and her parents were divorced. Life is too short for negative energy. LeeAnne says she had a different childhood. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, that’s Kary’s her opinion, but she’s not in LeeAnne’s shoes. Kary doesn’t know her. LeeAnne says, because of the molestation, she didn’t trust men or women. Kary asks if she’s serous, and LeeAnne says, 100%. Why would she lie? She says, it still affects her; it’s permanent damage. Most people who have been what she’s been through commit suicide by age thirty. She’s only tried three times. And given the opportunity, she’d try again tonight. In Kary’s interview, she says, LeeAnne wants to get married and she’s taking about killing herself. What is she thinking? I actually figured it was a dig at Kary. LeeAnne says life was not pleasant for her most of the time. She apologizes for being negative, but she didn’t get much positive growing up. She’s learned to live with what she has. In D’Andra’s interview, she says depression runs in her family, but LeeAnne uses it as an excuse. We flash back to D’Andra telling them about her father’s suicide. She says she doesn’t want to be another person jumping on the tragedy train. Kary says  she’s sorry, and LeeAnne says, don’t be. In Stephanie’s interview, she says, being dark and depressing is a way for LeeAnne to purposely shut the conversation down, and it works. It makes things very uncomfortable. Stephanie asks when they’re waking up. LeeAnne says, when God wakes them up. And if he doesn’t, she’ll thank Jesus for her time on earth.

Next time, D’Andra gets trashed, Stephanie thinks LeeAnne makes excuses to manipulate people, and Kameron and Brandi argue.

🏊 More 80s For Me…

I watched the premiere of American Horror Story: 1984, and I’m liking it. Freak Show is my favorite season, but this looks to be a close second. A combination of I Know What You Did Last Summer, Friday the 13th, a little Halloween, and Jane Fonda’s workout video, it takes place at a summer camp that is just about to reopen. The scene of a mass murder years ago, one of the victims survived, and has purchased the camp, and the counselors have come a day early. However, it seems Mr. Jingles has escaped from the mental hospital, and is up to his old murderous tricks. As if that wasn’t enough, Matthew Morrison (Glee) is a counselor sporting a 70s porn mustache.

🍺 In Case You Were Wondering…

Tallboy – A 16-ounce can of beer. And now an official dictionary word, thanks to Merriam-Webster.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/09/tallboy-added-to-dictionary.html

🌻 Another Thursday…

In Jersey no less.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 15, 2019 – Sasha Confesses To Michael, Jack Asks Aesha To Be His Girlfriend, Post Med News & Tuesday Groove

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Lulu asks Dustin if he wants to again, and he says he’s game if she is. Laura and Curtis walk in. Everyone is in shock.

Franco goes to Kim’s apartment, and she asks what he’s doing there. He says he wanted to check on her. He asks if he can come in, and she says, sure. She tells him, it’s nice of him to check on her, but she’s really fine. He asks how she can be fine when she just lost someone else she loves? She says she knows who she lost. Oscar’s father – the real Drew Cane – but he’s a survivor. There’s still a good chance he’s alive. Franco says he appreciates her faith in them. She says she knows who Drew is, and if there’s a chance for him to find his way back, he will. Franco says, she’s right. She knows him; perhaps better than anyone else. He doesn’t quit, but if Julian is the man she wants in her life, he’ll stand down, and they’ll go their separate ways. He just needs to hear her say it once more. is that what she really wants?

Nina tells Valentin, Lucy is going to relaunch her cosmetics line, and wants Sasha to be the face. She doesn’t know if Sasha is going to accept, but how cool would it be? Obrecht says, how cool. Her followers and fans will be clamoring to know every detail. Nina says she can’t tell if Obrecht is really happy or not, and Obrecht says if Nina is happy, she is. Valentin says he’s happy about any success in their family. Nina thinks it would be fabulous if Sasha was the face of Deception. Obrecht says, a poetic choice, and Nina says Sasha will be on billboards and in magazines. She’s happy to tell the world how fabulous her daughter is. Obrecht says, they must also prepare for the downside. Sasha will be inviting the entire world into her life. They’ll want to know every little detail.

Sasha tells Michael that she needs to do this now, before she loses her nerve. Michael – who’s trying to grow a mustache, and I vote no – says she’s still recovering. She should give it time. She says she can’t decide if he’s being caring and considerate, or trying to delay the inevitable. He says, maybe a little of both. She said what she had to tell him is bad and he’s not going to like it. He can think of many reasons why it can wait. She says she can’t keep living in fear, and can’t lie anymore. He deserves to know everything about who she really is. Michael says, okay; tell him. What’s the secret? She says she’s not Nina’s daughter.

Laura says, oh my God. She’s so sorry. Lulu asks why she’s there, and Curtis thinks it’s time to go. He says, sorry for the intrusion. In the hallway, Laura says, wow. So maybe they don’t start in the staterooms. Curtis says, good idea. Maybe they should get some fresh air. She says, good idea. Dustin tells Lulu, it’s been a while since someone’s mom walked in on him. She asks if he was having sex with their daughter, and he says he was going to be a gentleman, but yeah. The mom in question was also mayor. Lulu says, really? and he says, no. She puts the blanket over her face, and he says, it’s not that bad. She says, oh God, and sinks further under the blanket.

Valentin tells Nina, as much as it pains him, he thinks Sasha should pass on subjecting herself to the public. Obrecht says. she calls it public scrutiny, but they’re on the same page today. Nina says they’re both missing the forest for the trees. It’s a wonderful opportunity, waiting for Sasha to say yes. Obrecht says, she and Valentin are in a rare state of agreement, and Nina says they can discourage it all they want, but it’s Sasha’s choice. Valentin says they all have faith in Sasha, and suggests they talk about something else. Obrecht says she was granted an interview with someone who has a rare and horrible disease. Nina asks if Valentin saw the way Sasha and Michael looked at each other. Obrecht says she was giving them good news. Valentin imagines it’s been quite a while, and tells Nina that he’s happy for Sasha and Michael, as he is for Sasha’s Deception. Nina says, it’s not Sasha’s; she’s going to represent it. Through Sasha’s room window, she sees Sasha and Michael talking, and says, Michael has been supportive and caring throughout Sasha’s illness. She can only imagine what they’re talking about. Valentin is sure it’s something earnest.

Michael asks what Sasha means, and she says, exactly what she said. Nina isn’t her mom; they’re not related in any way. Michael says, there were multiple DNA tests, and Sasha says she doesn’t know how the tests were doctored, but when Curtis found her, he asked for a DNA sample. She’d already been provided with samples to give him that were a match with Nina. Michael asks why she’s telling him, and Sasha says, even though Nina’s not her mother, she loves Nina like family. That’s why she can’t bring herself to keep it up. He asks why she did it in the first place, and she asks, why does anyone do something like that? She needed the money.

Curtis tells Laura that he didn’t know Lulu had moved on, but it’s none of his business. Laura says, it’s not their business, except Dante wanted the divorce, not Lulu. She didn’t fight it, but that’s because…  never mind; it’s too much information. Curtis says they have plenty of other things to talk about. Laura says she’s surprised that Lulu moved on so quickly, and he says, him too. Does Laura want him to check the guy out? Laura says Lulu is a good judge of character, and she’s met him. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, and she thinks his interest seems sincere. Curtis says, good for Lulu. Let him know if she has cause to doubt it. Laura says he’ll be the first call she makes. Curtis says, back to the business at hand. The only reason they got caught on the boat is because it’s supposedly closed. Lulu is going to ask why they’re here. Laura asks what they should say, and Curtis says, Dustin and Lulu might have been getting a little too busy for them to get in their radar.

Lulu tells Dustin, she’s so sorry. The boat is closed for repairs. No one is supposed to be there. She wonders how she’s going to explain this to her mom, and Dustin says, her mom doesn’t know she has sex? Lulu says, he doesn’t understand. It’s been a long time. Dustin says her divorce is final. She broke no vows or laws. Lulu says she’s going to see if they’re still on the boat. He says he’ll get dressed, and if he’s not there, he’ll be on deck. But hurry back. She tells him, hold that thought.

Kim tells Franco that she doesn’t want to have this conversation again. She made her decision. She wants to build a life with Julian. He says he doesn’t see how she can get away from the memory of their son. She says, her son. Hers and Drew Cane’s son. The man who’s missing is Oscar’s father. He was with Oscar at the end, and beyond. Not Franco. He says he’s the man she fell in love with. He’s more Drew Cane than Drew is. Drew doesn’t remember her the way he does. He gets where she’s coming from; he’s the only person who does. She says it’s what she wanted once upon a time, but Oscar is gone. It’s over, Drew. He says she called him Drew again, and she says, so? He wonders when she’s going to realize he’s standing right there. She knows him, and he’s as much in love with her as on the day he shipped off.

Kim says, sorry. He’s not Drew, and even if he were, it’s been a lifetime. Oscar’s lifetime. Her son with the man who’s missing. Franco picks up a snow globe with polar bears in it. He says he bought this for her. She kept it. She says she didn’t remember it was there, but he doesn’t believe she forgot. He hasn’t. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Chase, and Kim says, what a surprise. He asks if everything is okay, and she says, fine. He tells her that he came to speak to Franco. She says she’s just about had enough of him tracking Franco. He’s not a criminal. He’s a victim who had his life stolen by Shiloh and that crazy scientist. The worst part is that probably no one is interested in getting justice for him. Chase says he apologizes. It’s not his intention to make things more difficult. He  has good news for Franco. The judge looked at the facts of the case, and found extenuating circumstances. The case was dismissed. Franco asks if he’s free to go, and Chase says, as soon as he removes the monitor.

Obrecht tells Brad, clearly fatherhood has changed him. She’s happy to see him, but Brad isn’t sure why they have to see each other. They’re done. Obrecht says she made a premature declaration before Sasha nearly perished. She was inspired to fight for her own life. She misses Britt. Brad says he isn’t sure Britt would say the same. Obrecht says she needs him to do her a kleiner Gefallen. He asks how many laws he’ll have to break for that, and she says she needs a little favor. He’s going to reunite her with her daughter

Michael says Sasha did it for the money? She says she was hired be Nina’s daughter, and he says, by whom? She says first, he has to know that not everything she said was a lie. She was raised in Chappaqua by a single mom, who she loved very much. after her mom passed away, all she had was her grandmother. Her grandmother fell ill and needed surgery, but even after Medicare, the costs were enormous. When she got the offer to pose as Nina’s long, lost daughter, she realized, in a few days she could make enough to pay the medical expenses. Michael says, from whom? and she asks who does he think? He says, Valentin. She says, exactly. She doesn’t know how he found her; a girl with no family who needed money and looked like Nina. Michael wonders why go through all that trouble, and Sasha says if he asks Valentin, he’d say to give Nina her heart’s desire because he loves her.

Michael says, so Sasha agreed to impersonate Nina’s daughter. Then what? She says she was supposed to leave; glad Nina found her, but going back to her life. It was supposed to be the end. He asks why it wasn’t, and she asks if he’s met Nina. She’s nothing if not persistent. Nina invited Sasha into her home and life, and introduced her to Charlotte. He asks, what about Valentin? and Sasha says, he got what he wanted. Nina took him back. He says she let Valentin use and manipulate her. Sasha says, the more she got to know Nina, the more she cared about her. She wanted out, but knew if she told the truth, she would lose Nina and Charlotte. She convinced herself that she was still helping out. She convinced herself that she was doing the right thing, and he says, she convinced herself that lying was doing the right thing? She says she told herself that she wasn’t taking anyone’s place, and giving Nina what she’d always wanted. He asks what about her grandmother? and Sasha says, her grandmother died shortly after she went back home; complications from surgery. When she got the call from Valentin that Nina wanted her back for another visit, she should have refused, but as strange as it sounds, they were the only family she had left. For a while, it was better than good. They bonded, and then she got to know Michael. He says, she tried to slam on the breaks. She says he told her about Nelle; the lies and the manipulation. She says she knows she was selfish. Lying brought him and Nina into her life. She didn’t want let them go, but she can’t lie anymore. She starts to cry, and Michael asks when she’s telling Nina. She says, as soon as they’re alone. Nina says, knock-knock. Time to get a move on, and comes in with Valentin, and asks if they’ve interrupted something, but Michael says, it’s okay. He and Sasha are finished. He leaves, and Nina asks, what happened? Valentin’s eyes look like they might fall out of his head.

Curtis asks what Laura would tell Lulu if she demands answers? Laura says he claims the document might undermine or weaken Valentin, but Curtis says he doesn’t think anyone else should know at this point, especially Lulu. Lulu comes out and says she has no idea why they’re here, but about what they saw… Laura says they don’t need an explanation. Lulu says her divorce is barely dry, but Dante forced her hand and pushed her to move on. She shouldn’t have to explain what she’s doing, even to Laura. Laura says, she’s proud of Lulu, and hugs her. She says she wanted Lulu to move on. She’s entitled to a private life. it’s their fault; they invaded her personal space. Lulu asks what they’re doing there. Clearly, they weren’t expecting to run into her. What were they planning on doing in the stateroom? They’re having an affair? Curtis says, she’s punking them, and they all laugh. Lulu says she knows Laura is in love with Doc, and Curtis loves Jordan so why are they on the ship?

Brad tells Obrecht, if Britt wants to speak with her, she’ll reach out. Obrecht says, surely he understands how devastating it is to be estranged from your one’s kinder. Put himself in her place. Think of Michael, grieving over a child who’s not dead, serving as his godfather, when he’s more than that. Another troubling thought is how sons resemble their fathers, but most people are sheep. They see what they want to see. His secret might be safe. She tells him, look into her heart. Given the circumstances, won’t he reconsider reaching out to Britt? She leaves, and Julian asks what the hell she wanted.

Franco says, that’s it? and Chase says, he’s a free man. He tells Kim, for what it’s worth, she’s not the only one who thinks Drew Cane and Franco Baldwin deserve justice. She thanks him, and he leaves. Franco says, all right. He can go where he wants, but there’s only one place he wants to go – anywhere with her. Kim says, not happening, and he says they can go back to San Diego. They can go to the zoo. She tells him, don’t, and he says she told him that she wanted to see the giraffes. They can go to Savannah. Kim says they can’t go to Africa, and he suggests Italy. She said she wanted to learn to make pasta. Kim says, when she closes her eyes, and just listens, the voice is different, but her heart makes her believe the things he says; he’s the Drew she loves. He says he is, and she says, but then she opens her eyes, and she’s faced with truth. He’s her friend’s husband.

Kim says it’s bad for everyone involved, including his wife. One thing she’s clear on; she loves Julian. And the life she wants that lies ahead is with Julian. He says, what about them? She says, them? That was seventeen years ago. She had to find the strength to let him go then. She has to find the strength to do it again. She’s starting a new life with someone else, and they have to say goodbye.

Curtis tells Lulu that her mom is helping him with a case. Laura says he asked for her help, and she agreed. It’s as simple as that. Lulu says, if Laura is so busy running the city, how does she have time? Why is this case so special? Laura says, it will have a big impact on a small group of citizens in Port Charles. Lulu asks if The Invader can help, and Curtis says, not yet, but he’ll let her know as soon as something is noteworthy, newsworthy, or whatever. She can have an exclusive. Lulu says it’s still unclear why he recruited her mom. He says the case led to the Haunted Star, and he knew she had an intimate knowledge of the vessel. Lulu says, she owns it; why not call her? Curtis says, she’s a member of the press, and he’s honoring his client’s confidentiality agreement. Lulu says, if what he’s looking for is newsworthy, she knows everyone who works on the ship. If what he’s looking for is there, they might have seen it. He says, if it’s there, chances are it was hidden a long time ago. She asks who hid it, and he says, that’s where the confidentiality agreement comes in. Laura says they can come back another time, but Dustin comes out and says he doesn’t think that’s necessary. Sorry to eavesdrop. Lulu says, he remembers her mom, and Laura says, nice to see him again. Lulu introduces Curtis, a P.I. and close family friend. Laura says they’re so sorry for interrupting their evening. Lulu says she hopes they find what they’re looking for – quickly. She and Dustin leave, and Curtis says, it could have been worse

Nina tells Sasha, she doesn’t know what happened, but she’s seen the way Michael looks at her. When she was lying there, he looked at her with such love and care. Whatever the problem is, is a little bump. Sasha doesn’t think so, and Nina says she’s there if Sasha needs a shoulder to cry on. Valentin thinks they should give Sasha some space. She’ll tell them what’s going on when the time is right. Nina asks if she’s crowding Sasha, but Sasha says she’s not. It’s wonderful. She’s lucky to have Nina. Nina says she’s the lucky one. She tells Sasha that Finn wasn’t comfortable with her living so far away from the hospital, so they’re putting her up at the MetroCourt. Sasha says, as long as it isn’t the room where Ava drugged her. Nina says she’ll make sure, and soon Sasha will be home with her, safe and sound.

Brad tells Julian that he told Obrecht it was the last time he was helping her. She made it clear she would always be there, holding Wiley’s birth father over his head, and can destroy his family at any moment. Lucas sends Brad a picture of Wiley, and he shows Julian. He asks how can he let Obrecht jeopardize Wiley’s happiness? Julian asks what he has in mind. Push her overboard? Brad says they both know what Julian is capable of, and he’s begging for Wiley’s safety, and Lucas’s peace of mind. Julian tells Brad to keep an eye on Obrecht, and he’ll take care of the rest.

As they search one of the rooms, Curtis thanks Laura for not telling Lulu what they’re up to, and she says, Lulu would just get fired up. She’d be trying to bring Valentin down herself. She’s have too many questions, and ultimately tip their hand. Curtis says, she’s going to continue to press. What is Laura going to say? Laura says that she knows Lulu is a reporter, and as far as she’s concerned, Lulu’s safety is more important. She already lost a son to that man. She couldn’t bear losing her daughter on top of it. Curtis says, keep an eye on Valentin, and don’t let Lulu too close. Laura says, that might be difficult; they share a child. Charlotte loves her father, and he’s got Nina snowed pretty good too. Laura opens a drawer, and takes out a scarf. She says, what have we got here?

Chase sees Michael, and says he heard Sasha is making a full recovery. He must be relieved. When she’s up to it, the four of them should go out and celebrate. Michael says he doesn’t think that’s a good idea.

Julian screws with Obrecht’s car. He starts to cut the break line, and flashes back to Kim telling him that she wants the man she’s come to love, not the one he promised he’d never be again. He remembers her saying what she needs is right in front of her, calling him Charlie, and saying she loves him. He does… something. We don’t actually see what.

Brad tells Obrecht he was thinking about her request. She asks why the simplest favor causes him to break out in a cold sweat? He says, Britt can be… high-spirited. He doesn’t want to be on Obrecht’s bad side, but doesn’t want Britt to be mad. Obrecht says she has no time for this. Does he want her advice? He says, by all means, and be as detailed as she likes. She says, talk to Britt or suffer the consequences. He’s evaded them until this point. It might be today his life changes. Stop being a coward, and reach out to her daughter. Obrecht gets in the elevator. Brad texts Julian, saying he’s stalled as long as he could. She’s on her way.

Julian’s phone dings. He closes the hood of the car, and leaves.

Curtis asks if Laura thinks the scarf is Lulu’s, but Laura says, it’s not her style. She can still smell the perfume on it. The boat is closed, and there are no staff or guests. They’re not the only people on the boat. He says neither were Lulu and Dustin. Someone spies on them.

Chase asks if Michael is okay. Michael says, actually, no. Not at all.

Nina walks down the hallway with Sasha, and suggests they grab something to eat. Sasha sees Michael talking to Chase, and Nina says she doesn’t know what happened, but they can talk at the MetroCourt. Valentin says they want to respect Sasha’s privacy, but Sasha says she does need to talk to Nina. Valentin bounces around, looking pretty nervous.

Julian sees Brad, who asks if it’s over. Did he finally stop Obrecht? Julian says he did what he needed to do.

Obrecht gets in her car, and starts the engine.

Franco touches Kim’s hand, but she pulls back. He says, sorry, and she says she spent years missing him.. He knows this is hurting her, and wants to respect her wishes, so he’ll be on his way. She thanks him, and he says when he gets where he’s going, he’ll let her know where it is. He’ll send a postcard. She says, please don’t. He says he needs her to know where to find him, even if she chooses to never look. You got to give a man something to hope for. He starts to leave, but she says, wait. She can’t say goodbye again. They kiss.

Brad asks Julian if it’s over, Curtis suggest he and Laura combine forces with someone else, Finn asks Andre if he can reverse the process, and Chase needs to tell Elizabeth something about Franco.

Below Deck Mediterranean

The water is seriously rough. A guest literally crawls out on their hands and knees to the deck. Anastasia radios that there’s a man down. Captain Sandy says she wants to get out of this, and it will be better once they turn. Anastasia tells the sick guest to keep her eyes on the horizon, and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. She tells Hannah that they have a stage-five thrower upper. Hannah tells the guest to go upstairs; the higher up you are, the less you feel it. She rubs the guest’s hand. In her interview, Hannah says the poor guest is so seasick, she has to work on their pressure points. She thought her career in giving handjobs was over. They get to a calmer place and anchor down, and the guest starts to feel better. She says Hannah saved her life. Ben makes breakfast. Captain Sandy is jealous of a slide on another boat. In the captain’s interview, she says now that they’ve found calm anchorage, the crew needs to turn it up and make it amazing for the clients. She tells the deck crew to put out all the toys.

The guests eat breakfast, and the crew puts the water toys out. Hannah tells Ben, everyone is all good. Ben is thinking about pale food for the white party. In his interview, he says he likes a theme party; it simplifies everything. He’s thinking cauliflower, white fish, and white truffles. He places an order for provisions. Aesha suggest they put on white glitter makeup, but Hannah doesn’t like the idea. Aesha says maybe they can just use whitening toothpaste before dinner. Hannah orders one hundred white balloons. In her interview, Hannah says a white party looks elegant, but you don’t have to try that hard. Aesha asks Captain Sandy about doing white glove service; she thinks they should make everything as white as possible. The captain likes it. In Aesha’s interview, she says she worked with a crew who did white glove service in synchronization. It was so amazing, even she got shivers.

Hannah asks Travis to pick up the balloons. Captain Sandy tells Travis that he’s the best tender driver she’s ever seen. In Travis’s interview, he thinks the captain has taken a liking to him because he knows wtf he’s doing. Last night they had a conversation about his drinking. We flash back to that, and Captain Sandy saying she’s been where he is. He says he thinks about the same thing. He thinks maybe he’s in control, but then wonders, when was the last time he had three beers and went home? Colin holds the balloons (filled with helium) in the back of the tender. He says he’s nervous, but Travis says he won’t be upset if Colin lets go; he’ll think it’s funny. Jack tells Hannah that he and Aesha haven’t had sex yet. Travis and Colin get back with the balloons. It sure doesn’t look like 100 of them. Aesha tells Jack it was a stealth balloon mission. João and Jack take some of the guests out for a ride, pulling an inflatable boat on a jet ski. The jet ski dies out on the water.

In João’s interview, he says if a jet ski doesn’t turn over, it’s either a small problem – the battery is dead – or a huge problem – the engine is dead. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says it’s João’s job to make sure the equipment is working. She sends Travis on the wave runner to help.  João thinks the battery isn’t connected properly. Ben starts to prepare for dinner. Aesha tells Hannah about the white glove service, but Hannah says she doesn’t want to. In Aesha’s interview, she says she’s going to stop pitching ideas. Everything gets turned down. Hannah tells the stews to get in their black dresses. In Ben’s interview, he says the white theme has had a drastic effect on him. White jacket, white food on white plates, and Hannah and the stews are in black. Anastasia puts the white gloves on, but Hannah thinks it’s old school and looks tacky. The table is set. In her interview, Hannah says she sent Anastasia shopping for table décor, but she came back with no décor. She can only work with what she physically has. She hopes the balloons are enough. Captain Sandy takes a look at the table, but it’s not what she expected. She’s witnessed them do better. We flash back to the last white party. In her interview, the captain says she wants white glove service. She wants the guests to have the ultimate five-star experience. It’s on Hannah, and Hannah needs to bring it.

In his interview, Jack says, it’s weird. He and Aesha are having a relationship and live together, but the last time he waited this long to have sex was from when he was born to when he turned sixteen. Aesha has finally made an honest woman of him. He’ll have to take it to the next step. Ben says he’s found an amazing job for Jack. A white party requires white pepper. He has Jack separate the peppercorns, and Colin helps. The guests are seated. Jack crushes the peppercorns. The starter is cauliflower/cheese soup. Hannah can’t seem to keep the menu straight, and in her interview, she says, Ben doesn’t like planning, and there are consequences for that. Either give her a meal plan, or don’t get mad if she can’t remember the exact elements of a dish. Hannah gripes to Aesha.

João says he needs to find out what’s wrong with the jet ski. Either it’s the battery or the engine over-heated. He tells Captain Sandy that he hopes it’s the battery. Ben says he’s making a special risotto, and tells Hannah it will be ready at 10:15. In his interview, he says he comes from a line of perfectionists. His dad is a best-selling author. He’s hard on himself, and realizes perfection is an illusion, but he wants that illusion. Hannah tells the guests that a special risotto is coming, and it’s going to take a little time. João tells the captain that the engine in the jet ski isn’t even turning over. It could be the battery or the whole thing is shot. The entrée is served, and the guests deem it phenomenal. Captain Sandy suggests it might be the spark plug, but João insists it’s not. She tells him, just look, calling him a know-it-all. She says if he thinks it shouldn’t be done, it doesn’t get done. She’s the captain, and she wants it done. She talks to him nicely, but his ego takes over. In the captain’s interview, she says he’s showing a lack of respect to her as captain, and it pisses her off. She instructs João that when she tells him to do something, he’s to jump really effing high and do it. In her interview, she says, when she asks, he’s supposed to say yes. She tells him to switch the spark plug. Travis radios that the anchor is dragging.

Aesha tells Ben, empty bowls, which makes him happy. João tells Colin, it doesn’t turn; it’s not the sparkplug. Dammit. I wanted it to be. Jack says, off topic; he wants to ask Aesha to be his girlfriend. He’s going to write it on a bedsheet – will you be my girlfriend? The guests repair to the longue for some drinking. João tells Colin, he’s good at a lot of things, but he’s tired. Colin chants, four more days! Four more days! In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says since their conversation, Travis has been trying, and is acting like an experienced deckhand. Jack and Travis wake João and Colin up, wearing lifejackets and blowing whistles. João feels like he’s running on pure exhaustion. He’s three hours sleep a night  for five weeks now.

The deckhands get the anchor up. Colin explains what’s going on to a curious guest. The guests go to bed, and Colin works on a rap piece while on anchor watch.

Anastasia says Ben does so many things that she got sh*t from the captain for, like not wearing a uniform. He says he gets away with more than most people. He’s been doing this for more than twenty years, and the captain probably respects that. She says that doesn’t make it annoy her any less. Breakfast is served, and the table looks really pretty with a centerpiece of flowers, but also individual bouquets at each place. Ben says, the food is ready to go, and there are no stews in sight. The guests pay a sh*t-ton of money for an experience, and deserve every ounce of their energy. He’s serving eggs benedict, my absolute favorite breakfast food. One guest wants the white cooked more, and Ben is like, wtf? He makes another dish, and goes up with it. He asks if it’s okay, but she wants it cooked even more. Now I’m saying, wtf? He radios Hannah to come to the galley, saying, when there are hiccups in the galley, he needs as much support as possible.

The captain hears Ben on the radio, and goes to the galley. He says, the eggs were sent back again, which is really odd. In Hannah’s interview, Hannah says she was making drinks; come get her. Captain Sandy calls for help. Hannah tells the guest, the third time’s the charm, and the eggs are finally okayed. Ben asks what Anastasia is doing, but Hannah says she can’t have two people out, and Aesha is sleeping. Ben asks how long they sleep, and she says eight hours, and she’s not getting Aesha up. Ben says he only gets five, and she asks if he wants her girls awake in case he screws up. Captain Sandy calls for the crew to get in their whites, and the guests pack. The crew lines up in the main salon because of the bad weather. Primary Jennifer says they couldn’t have asked for a better trip, and Daniel tells Ben, the white party was awesome. His passion is beautiful. He knows they were demanding, and thanks the crew. He gives the captain an envelope, and the she tells the crew to meet back there in thirty.

Aesha tells Hannah that she doesn’t know what she wants to do after the season. She’s been planning on going to New Zealand for three months. That’s another reason she doesn’t like meeting guys on charter. Now she has to see him once a month or something. She always said she doesn’t want a boyfriend in yachting; it’s too hard to maintain a relationship if you’re not on the same boat. Jack spray paints his message onto a sheet, along with some hearts, and Travis paints a question mark on Jack’s chest. It’s time for the tip meeting.

Everyone gathers and the champagne is poured. Captain Sandy tells João that she knows how tired they all are, and he’s forgiven. In João’s interview, he says he clearly wasn’t himself when spoke back to the captain. He’s glad she’s giving him a chance to move on. The captain tells Ben it’s a pleasure to see his passion in the galley. She asks how the white glove dinner went, and Hannah says, the guests loved it. Captain Sandy asks if they did the white glove service. Aesha looks at Hannah, and says they didn’t do it. The captain asks, why not? and Hannah tells her that she said no. She thought it was a bit yuk. Captain Sandy says, it’s not. The white glove service being squashed really irritates her. It’s not that hard. Talking about herself in the third person, she says, Sandy’s not happy with the interior, and it starts with Hannah. She tells Hannah, step up to the plate and do her job. In Hannah’s interview, she says if Aesha had told her it was something Sandy wanted, of course she would have done it. The captain says, everyone in the interior is all lovey-dovey, and that’s great, but they’re not delivering what she wants from service. She wants the interior to match the galley and what happens on deck. In her interview, Captain Sandy says Hannah needs to lead the team, not make friends. Be firm, but fair. She knows the interior is taking a hit, but it’s better than Ben taking one. Hannah asks if a stew should be taken off cabins. The captain says she wants service to be impeccable. It’s something people remember. She wants to knock the remaining charter out of the park, slipping in one more baseball reference before the end of the season. The tip is 16K, or $1260 each.

Aesha tells Hannah, sorry. Hannah says, sorry they’re lovey-dovey. Anastasia doesn’t care what anyone says. She thinks they’re doing a good job. Colin tells João, the girls got ripped, and João says the captain wasn’t wrong. In her interview, Anastasia says it’s hard to take criticism, but she doesn’t give a sh*t anymore. Time for the final preference sheet meeting.

The next primaries are Randy Madrid, a financial adviser, and his long-time girlfriend Nicole. They’re being joined by their beach buddies, and want a Great Gatsby themed dinner the first night, and a Moulin Rouge dinner the second night. The weather is supposed to be horrible, and Ben says, an interior based charter wants impeccable service. In Hannah’s interview, she says she has two choices. Pick herself up and work around the clock, or say, screw you. You won’t know what you’ll get until it hits the table. She’s responsible for table décor and service, and suggests the stews stay o the boat tonight, go through it, and pull out what they need. Aesha says it’s not fair that she has to stay there to work. Jack tells Hannah about Operation Aesha, and she asks if he’s proposing. Travis says, he’s asking Aesha to be his girlfriend. Hannah gives them an idea of how to present the sheet, and puts together some champagne and a cheese plate.

Colin wakes Aesha up, and asks her to get dressed. He needs to talk to her. In her interview, she wonders what’s wrong that Colin needs to take her outside in the cold to have a chat. The guys scramble to get the sheet ready, so the message shows out the window. In Jack’s interview, he tells us, if she says no, he’s going to feel like a d*ckhead, but God loves a trier. On deck, Colin raps to Aesha about a surprise for her. He says there’s something above deck that she wants to see, and to enjoy her surprise. She sees the sheet, and when the guys drop it, Jack is behind it. He hugs Aesha, and everyone applauds. She cries, and he says he didn’t want to upset her. Hannah fills the champagne glasses. Aesha tells Jack, it’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for her. Hannah cries a little, and says she’s overwhelmed. In Aesha’s interview, she says it’s the cutest way anyone has asked her out before. Anastasia thinks it’s the cutest thing. Who can say no to a bedsheet proposal? Colin says João never did anything like that for him. Bastard. Hannah tells Aesha that she’s not angry with her, and tells her to go out. Ben sees the sheet, and says it looks like someone’s been murdered. Hannah says, they did pretty much the same thing.

Aesha and the guys leave. Hannah and Anastasi dig though everything. Anastasia suggests getting out anything red, black, or gold. Anastasia and Jack go for dinner on their own, while the rest of the guys go to another restaurant. Travis says he wants to hold his  sh*t together. João thinks the chicks have to pick up their A-game. He wants to end the season with a bang. Jack and Aesha have a romantic dinner, and Jack tells Aesha that he used to be a girl before he met her. Everyone heads back to the boat.

João tells Colin that he’s dead. In João’s interview, he says his immune system is shot. It couldn’t have hit him at a more vulnerable time. Aesha tells Jack that he made her romantic dreams come true. In her interview, Aesha says they can have sex now. They can have a lot of sex now. João wakes up with a fever. Colin tells the captain, João is shivering, but it’s a million degrees in their room. Captain Sandy checks on him, and says, he has a bad effing fever. In her interview, she says the charter begin tomorrow, and she has no idea what’s going on or what she’s going to do.

Next time, can-can dancers perform for Moulin Rouge night; Ben says when guests are stuck, there’s nothing else to do but eat; and Hannah has chemistry with a guest.

🚤 In Other Deck News…

Boo, hiss. No reunion.

https://www.distractify.com/p/no-below-deck-med-reunion

This made me want to cry.

https://www.thegoodteatime.com/single-post/2019/09/13/Jack-Stirrup-Aesha-Scott-Are-No-Longer-Together

✌ Sounds Like a Plan…

Although I’m sure my Tuesday won’t be as outtasite, right on, and solid.

September 15, 2019 – Grace Thinks It’s Happening, a Housewife Medley, Times Square Deuce & End

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Fear the Walking Dead

Al films Morgan. He says, her name was Jenny. She was originally from North Carolina, but the met in Raleigh. Al asks what he wants to tells her, and he says, there’s not much to tell. She hated the water. He didn’t have the heart to tell her that he wasted his paycheck on renting a boat. Her family was there, and his brother, and it was all right then… He didn’t really sleep good for three months… Duane played baseball, but he was terrible. He loved comics… He made Morgan this card for Father’s Day… Their boy Duane was the best of both of them. You grow up and think you know what life is, you’ve seen the paths, and the clichés are all true. When you have a child, it reframes everything. Al says they’re all gassed up. He says he was just watching his video. Al says they have to get back to the convoy, but Morgan says they still have boxes to drop off. Al tells him, they haven’t been this far west, and they’re low on gas. They have about a day’s worth. Morgan says they might make a difference to someone if they drop off the boxes. She says, all right.

They get to the pick-up. Al looks in the truck bed, and suddenly grabs her gun. She tells Morgan, there were three cans of gas.

A guy fills his tank. Al comes up quietly behind him, and says, the battery is probably dead. Even if got gas in it, it’s not starting. The guy takes out a knife, and tells Al, back away. She says she just needs the gas back. Morgan joins her, and asks why they don’t talk about it. The guy tells them to get the hell away from him, and Morgan says, lower the knife. The guy puts his knife on the ground, and Morgan picks it up. He asks where they guy is trying to go. The guy sees something, and says, no; they found him. They all get in the car, but the gas cap gets left on the ground outside. Several men in cowboy hats ride up. Al lifts the camera, and films through the window. Morgan asks, how many? and she holds up four fingers. She says, sh*t, and Morgan says, what? She quietly opens the car door, and reaches for the gas cap, as the men on horseback get close. She gets back in just before one of them comes alongside the car. His horse looks in the window, but fogs up the glass, so he sees nothing. As he’s about to take a closer look, another says, over here; he went this way. They gallop off. Al tells the guy, start talking. Who the hell is that? Morgan says, it’s all right; they can help him. He says, that’s what they said.

Grace listens to a book as she works on a roof. Daniel calls up, asking what she’s listening to, and she says, Don Quixote. He says, beautiful, and long-winded. He tells her that they’re running out of room in the truck. She should take a break. He saw a case of Fanta inside. She says, orange or grape? but he doesn’t know. She says they’re going to need solar panels when they settle down. There’s nothing wrong about stockpiling for the future. He says, no, there isn’t. He’s going over to the record shop. It’s nice hear that she’s looking in that direction. He says, orange, but she says she was hoping for grape. Tess radios, and Grace tells Daniel, the oil fields. They lost them.

The guy doesn’t understand why Al wants to film, but he’ll do it. She asks his name, and he says, Tom. She asks where he’s from, and he says, this ain’t going to work. She asks what he’s running from. People need to know. Morgan says, whatever happened before, that’s not what they’re about. Tom says he lived in Paradise Ridge, a complex where there were a few dozen people. He was the president of the HOA, but he only got the job because no one ran against him. When the dead started to walk, everyone looked to him like he must know what he’s doing. Morgan says, he must have; he’s still there. Tom says, they had room to spread out, fixed the pool to filter water, and grew vegetables on the roof. They were lucky, but then unlucky. They couldn’t grow food, the fence failed, and the roof started leaking. Most of the people split before the guys on horseback showed up. They offered to help. They said they’d clean up the water, and give them food for a while until they figured out how to grow their own. Al asks, what happened? and Tom says they claimed it was his fault. They were trying to build something bigger. They said it’s not about today, but about tomorrow, and they weren’t part of it. His sister Janice is still there. Al asks if they tried to kill her, and he says they will if he doesn’t get her out. Al asks what they said exactly, and Tom tells her, they said what they’re doing isn’t about today, but about tomorrow. All they cared about was the future. Al says, they’ll go in and get her out.

They get to Paradise Ridge. The group of men on horseback ride up, and the leader pikes a nearby zombie in the head. He radios the guard to open up. The riders go inside, and the guard cleans up the zombie mess, dragging the zombie inside. And you thought cleaning up elephant poop was the worst job.

Al films, and says, they’re in and out every couple hours. Morgan says they probably shouldn’t be this close. Al doesn’t understand what they want, and Tom says, whatever it was, they didn’t want him to see. He tells them that they don’t have to do this, but Morgan says, they can get in before something happens. Al thinks they should wait until the men aren’t in there, and Morgan asks if it’s about Tom’s sister, or is she chasing a story? She can’t believe he even asked her that. He says he doesn’t want her to go alone, but she thinks she can get in and out before they even know she’s inside. Morgan says, it’s not about the story, but Tom isn’t the only one who needs something in there. She tells him to trust her on this.

The guard drags another zombie inside, and the horsemen go out. Al lures a zombie toward her, and Morgan pikes it with his pokey stick. She says, what the hell? and he says, you’re welcome. She says if she can get one close to the gate, she can get inside. Morgan says she’s not going alone, and she says he’s not going at all. She bangs the ground, and he ask her to tell him who she’s looking for besides Tom’s sister. He’s trusted her with a lot, and he’d think she’d do the same, She says, has he? He says, yeah: Jenny, Duane… Al says he hasn’t told her sh*t about where he is now. Why doesn’t he want to go back to the convoy? He’s doing the same thing he did when they first met; running from something. She doesn’t know what. She bangs some more, and catches a zombie’s attention. They both start banging, and she tells him, try not to steal this one.

The truck has stopped, and Daniel tells Grace, they’re pulling too much weight. Grace radios Tess, and says it will be a while before they can get to the rendezvous. Tess says let them know if they need help. Grace tells Daniel, they wish we were there. She says, when it happened, maybe they could have helped. Daniel says, they were helping. They got supplies and… stuff. Grace says they can come back for the truck. It’s a classic mistake. They thought they could bring back everything they found. Daniel says they had no way to know what was going to happen. A year ago, he was like she was, a realist. He couldn’t imagine he’d be here with her, helping make things right. Her, him, and a cat with serious behavioral issues. It’s not a realistic option to be a realist anymore. Grace looks at a map, and says there are some places they can hole up, a couple of miles from there. They can make it on foot. Daniel takes Skidmark’s crate and the records. Grace closes the truck.

A zombie gets close to the complex, and when the guard comes out to kill it, Al and Morgan sneak in behind him. Apparently, he’s not the best guard. I guess you take what you can get in the Apocalypse. He starts to drag the zombie in, and it’s arm comes off when he pulls it. He says, sh*t, and I laugh. Morgan sees a horse, and starts petting it. Al is like, come on. They see a gas truck pull in. Morgan says it’s theirs, but Al says, not anymore. Morgan wants to get back to the convoy. He says, if something happened to them, it’s his fault. Al says she’s heard the rhetoric about a bigger better future before. Morgan asks, from whom? and she says someone in an organization that might be working with these people. Someone she never thought she’d see again. Morgan asks if she’s looking for them, and she says she is. He says, then go look. He’ll find out how they got the truck.

Grace says, there’s a bar ahead, and Daniel says, not a moment too soon. Skidmark is particular about his dinner schedule. Grace says Skidmark is lucky to have him, and he says the least he can do is feed Skidmark. For a long time, the cat was all he had. They ate together, listened to music together, and for a while, it seemed like that’s the way it would stay. Grace says, what changed? but they hear a zombie noise. Several zombies come out of the darkness. Daniel sets down the crate and his tote bag of records, and charges them. Daniel gets a zombie down, but it falls all over the records. Daniel tries to pick them up, but a zombie comes up behind him. Grace says, they have to get out now, and grabs Skidmark, who you know I’ve been worried about the entire time. The zombies follow, stomping all over what’s left of the records.

Morgan listens at the door of a house, and goes inside. He calls for Janice, and looks around, but it’s dark and silent. He radios Al, saying, she’s not there. Did Al find what she wanted? Al says, not yet. Al crosses the courtyard. Morgan hears zombie gurgling. Al tries a door, but it’s locked. She bangs it open using the butt of her gun. She goes in, and takes a video of some charts that are hanging up; things like weekly inventory and next to harvest. Morgan hears zombie scuffling sounds behind a door, and I wonder, why open it? Al moves on to a map that has various keys pegged on it with the names of settlements attached to them. Morgan gets the door open, and a female zombie flies out. He knocks it out the window, and radios Al. He says, it looks like Janice took care of whoever was coming in. He says, they have to go now, and she sneaks back out.

Al ducks back to avoid being seen by a guy patrolling the grounds. A zombie pops out, and pushes Al backward into the pool. They’re locked together, and Al manages to come up for air, but it pulls her back down. Morgan jumps in, and pierces it through the head with his pokey stick. He says they’ve got to get the hell out, but Al says, too late. Ginny is there with her posse, and tells them, you two sure know how to make an entrance.

Al and Morgan sit in an air conditioned living room. Al wonders if they’re going to be killed, but Morgan thinks they would have done it by now. Ginny comes in, and says, sorry to keep them waiting. They left a mess in the pool. She takes out two jars of preserves, and asks, strawberry or apricot? They made both. Maybe they should try a little of each. They just look at her, and she apologizes, saying, they should probably start with the basics. She knows who Morgan and Al are, and introduces herself. Morgan asks how she knows their names, and she says she saw their tape. It was a hoot. She never considered using a documentary to spread the word until she saw theirs. Very smart. She asks what brings them there, and Morgan asks, where’s Janice? Ginny says, they ran into Tom. Janice ran off shortly after Tom left, but she left them a nice surprise in her room. Al asks if they tried to kill her,  and Ginny says, they’re trying to protect the place. it’s easier now that they have gas. Morgan asks what she did to their friends, and Ginny says their friends are fine. Unless they consider Logan a friend; then, condolences. Al says they had no right to take the gas, but Ginny says they’re both trying to do the same thing. They want to help people; so does Morgan’s group. They have different ideas on how to accomplish it. She can help them, if they let her. Morgan asks, how? and she says, how’s it been? He’s been dealing with the loss of his family. He should talk to Miss Fifer. She’s not a full-fledged shrink, but she helps with perspective. She travels to the different settlements, and talks to people. Al asks how big their operation is. Do they have helicopters? Ginny says, they just got a gas supply. Why that crazy idea? Al says she just wanted to know. Ginny says she’s an open book. She wishes they could chat longer, but she has a lot of work to do. Like she told their friends, the doors are always open. Al says, they’re free to go, and she can keep the tape? Ginny wants her to show as many people as she can. Building the future is easier when you’re not on your own. Morgan says Ginny is talking about the future, but holding onto the past no matter what the cost. Ginny says they’ll have to agree to disagree. Al and Morgan’s things are returned, and Morgan is presented with a new and improved pokey stick. Ginny says they have a worker in the community who’s a beautiful craftsman. He fixed Morgan’s stick, and it should hold up to whatever gets thrown at it. I so cannot figure Ginny out.

Al and Morgan walk out of the gate. Two zombies totter toward the. Al creams one, and Morgan uses his new stick on the other. Ginny says, this is the future. They don’t see it yet, but they will. Unless they die. People tend to do this. That’s why they’re doing what they’re doing, and why Al and Morgan should join them. Al and Morgan start to walk, and Ginny tells them, go on. Suck on a stone when you could be slurping soup.

Grace gives Daniel a breakfast pastry. He says, no way the records survived the night, and Grace says, sorry. He wanted Charlie to hear the Traveling Wilburys. Grace asked what changed; it was Charlie. Nothing felt the same after she showed up. He thought it might be his daughter who ended up joining them, but things don’t always go the way you think. Grace says, no, they don’t. He says if things don’t go the way he thinks, he wants her to keep an eye on Charlie and Skidmark. Grace says, okay, but the first thing she’s going to do, is find someone else to keep an eye on them. He says he thought she was looking toward the future, but she says, it’s not about how long she’s got. When they were at the mall, she realized she wanted to start living for something beyond today. It was a good idea at the time, but she has a bad record for making things worse. She thought she could help Morgan. She tried. Daniel thinks she helped Morgan more than she imagines. Daniel saw him in the mall. He was smiling until he ran out of cheek. Grace says, he wants Charlie to hear the Wilburys? Maybe they don’t need records. She picks up a guitar sitting on a stand, and says she took lessons. They could teach Charlie. Daniel asks what makes her think he can sing?  She plays, and sings End of the Line, and he joins her, singing harmony.

Al drives, and Tom says he’s so sorry. Janice wasn’t even there. They could have been looking for their own. Al says they needed to see it for themselves. Now they have. Morgan tells Tom, they said they’d help find her, and they’re not giving up until  they have. Al says, the tank is almost empty. They’re not going to have enough to get to the rendezvous.

Al films. She suggests they pick up where they left off. The Father’s Day card. Morgan says, that was… He asks if Al cared about the person she was looking for in that place. She says it’s not about her now. He says, it’s about both of them, isn’t it? and she says, yeah. She cared about her. She also cared about where she was from and what she was doing. She talked a lot about the future, and Al wanted there to be a connection. So about the card? Morgan says he told Ginny that she was holding on to the past, no matter the cost, but she’s not the only one. He laughs, and says he doesn’t think he needs to do this anymore. He thinks he’s good.

Morgan radios Grace. He says, if she can hear him, tell him where she is. They need to talk. Daniel answers, and Morgan asks if he’s with Grace. He says he is, and tells Morgan that they were headed to the convoy. Grace seemed fine, but she suddenly changed. Morgan asks to talk to her. She looks pretty sick, half-lying on the couch, and sweating bullets. Daniel gives her the radio, and Morgan asks where she is. They can come to her and Daniel. Grace isn’t sure. She says they were one their way to the rendezvous. He asks if she’s okay, but she’s not sure. She starts to cough, and says, what she was worried about? She thinks it’s happening. Morgan says tell him where they are, and he and Al will be there. Daniel takes the radio, and says, they’re at a bar just south of the 290 junction. Grace takes the radio, and says she hopes she sees him. She wants to see his smile again, but doesn’t think she has much time left.

Daniel puts a blanket around Grace. She thanks him for singing with her. He says, it’s going to be okay, but she says she won’t be around to sing.

Next time, no food or water, Morgan tells Al that it’s not the end of the road, and Ginny isn’t apologizing for her methods.

💃 A Little Dorinda In Your Life…

She didn’t set out to be a Housewife.

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🗽 I’m loving The Deuce so much. Besides my amusement at it starring James Franco and James Franco, it’s eerily realistic, and gives an accurate picture of the gritty side of Times Square in the 80s. Frankly, I fail to see how Times Square was cleaned up. It was much more honest back then. Most of the seedy/criminal stuff was concentrated on 8th Avenue, so you mostly didn’t go there, unless you had to cross the street. There were a few dirty movies on 42nd St., but you could also go to theaters where you could see three or four current movies for two bucks. The best and biggest record store in the world was there, open either all night or really late – I used to go there when I couldn’t sleep. Since they cleaned it up, now they have cartoon characters groping children and trying to extort money from tourists. (I swear, I will cut an Elmo if he ever touches me.), naked women (sorry, body paint is not clothing), and God knows what else. The world is officially bass ackwards. What’s also interesting about the show is how the advent of the VCR changed everything. And the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Sadly, this is the final season. There are few series I would purchase on DVD, but this is one of them.

🎸 For Charlie…

Easing you into your work week.

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2019 – Dustin Crashes a Party, D’Andra Gets Roasted (Sort Of), Thomas Pleads Guilty & Suite New York

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Reporters mob Laura, asking if the rumor about an Avian flu outbreak is true. She says, there was one case identified. The patient was isolated and successfully treated. There’s nothing to be concerned about.

Valentin, Nina, and Charlotte arrive at Charlie’s for Rocco’s birthday party. Charlotte asks if Nina thinks he’ll like what they got him, and Nina says, who wouldn’t like a Yankees jacket?  Sonny says he can’t call Rocco little anymore; he’s a big boy. Lulu says she doesn’t like it. He’s growing up too fast. Sonny is surprised to see Valentin there, and Valentin asks if Sonny has a moment. He’d like to talk before the festivities. Nina takes Charlotte to give Rocco his present, and Sonny tells Valentin, he’s listening. Valentin says he has a favor to ask.

Laura assures the reporters, the flu is contained, and there’s no risk of an outbreak. A reporter asks if she has any comment on Drew’s plane vanishing.

On the phone, Jax tells someone to keep looking. He’ll spare no expense. Curtis comes in, and asks, what’s going on? Jax says he’s hired a private charter company to scout the area where the wreckage was spotted, but they’re not offering much hope. Curtis says, that’s because they don’t know Drew. Curtis hasn’t counted Drew out yet.

Laura says, obviously, Aurora Media is an important business to Port Charles, as is their CEO. She’s hopeful about his return. A reporter asks if the knife attack on Andre is connected, but Jordan intervenes, saying they have work to do, and their questions will be answered at the scheduled press conference. She and Laura go into the station, and Laura thanks Jordan. Jordan says, the reporters are just doing their job, and Laura says she needs to do hers. She asks for a rundown of everything that’s happened in the past few days. Um… has she not been paying attention?

Sam sees Elizabeth at the hospital. She says she came there to see Andre, but he wasn’t in his room. Elizabeth says he’s in for tests, and it might take a while. Sam says Jason told her about the wreckage, but Elizabeth wonders if they’re sure it was his plane. Sam says, no bodies were found. Drew may still be alive. He wouldn’t go down without a fight.

Franco tells Kim, it might sound crazy, but he’s not crazy. He knows the body he’s in isn’t his, and the body of the man who held her, the father of her child, is gone. He’s at the bottom of the ocean. Kim says, it doesn’t make sense, and he says, it’s a lot to take in. Kim says, it can’t be. He holds her, and says, it’s okay.

Josslyn sits by the Oscar’s Meadow plaque. Trina and Cameron show up, and Trina says she told him Josslyn would be there. Josslyn says, she was just… Trina says, ditching the first day of school. Josslyn says she can explain, but Trina says she doesn’t have to. One minute they were talking about the paisley romper situation on their homeroom teacher, and the next, she was gone. Cameron says, if it’s any consolation, everyone is asking about Franco. Trina says, on the plus side, Josslyn’s cousin is causing a stir. Cameron says, every girl wants to show him around. Trina says, there’s also a hot new English teacher. She’s sitting in the front row. Cameron says, tomorrow will be better. It’s only up from there. Josslyn says she couldn’t take hearing everyone talking about tryouts, who’s on student council, and what they did over the summer. They’re just moving on with their lives, when Oscar isn’t.

Olivia tells Laura that she can’t believe Julian picked today of all days to schedule the inspection. Laura says, he’s eager to leave town with Kim, and Olivia says, luckily, it went smoothly. Laura says Olivia seems excited about buying the place. She can’t wait to see what Olivia does with it. Charlotte and Leo give Rocco their presents, but he doesn’t seem into it. Olivia suggests they take their presents to the present table, and grab something to eat, adding, save room for ziti. Laura asks Rocco if something is wrong, and Rocco says, no. She says he seems quiet, and Olivia says this is a family party; he’ll see his friends tomorrow. He gets two parties. Rocco says not all of the family is there.

Valentin and Sonny step outside. Valentin says they have a common enemy – Cassandra Pierce. Sonny says she’s Valentin’s enemy. Michael was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Valentin says, Michael is a witness now. For everyone’s sake, Sonny needs to do what he does best, and take care of Cassandra.

Curtis asks Jax where they left off with the codicil. Hayden says, the theory is that Helena hid it on Cassadine property. She made reference to  keeping it close. Curtis says, they never did tell him how Spencer found out, but Jax suggests Curtis focus on the search, and they’ll worry about the rest. He wants to rule out Spoon Island, and tells Curtis, focus on that. Hayden wants to check in with her sister, and Curtis says he should be on his way too. They can’t risk Valentin seeing them together, but Jax says they have unfinished business.

Sam says, Drew was flying to Afghanistan to right a wrong, even if he doesn’t remember it. Elizabeth says with Andre back, she has a chance to put her family back together. She can’t believe they might have lost Drew. Sam tells her, don’t go there yet, and Elizabeth says, if the worst happened, at least it wasn’t in vain. He gave them a chance to save Franco. She tells Sam, just say it. She doesn’t think having Franco back is worth it if Drew died.

Kim says Franco is wrong. Drew can’t be dead. Franco says, he was flying over the gulf and dropped off the radar. When the wreckage was found, it was confirmed to be Drew’s plane. Kim says, no, and sits on the bed. She slides to the floor, and Franco says, it’s okay. He’s there, and he’s not going anywhere. She cries in his arms. I see her keeping her distance is going well. And why would Chase even discuss this in front of her?

Rocco wishes his dad was there. Lulu says they talked about this. His dad is still sick, and has to get better before coming home. Rocco asks how long he’s going to be sick for? Olivia knows it will work out, and thinks they can make an exception for him to open one present now. She puts a soap opera wrapped box in front of him. You know the kind. It’s wrapped, but the lid comes right off; no unwrapping necessary. Rocco opens the card, and it says, to the best son in the world; love, Dad. It’s a new baseball glove. He says he likes it, but dad already gave him a glove. Olivia says, it’s a better one. His dad wanted him to have the best of the best. Rocco tells her, if she talks to him, tell him thanks, and runs off. Lulu asks, what the hell was that? Olivia just lied to Rocco.

Laura tells Jordan, in a perfect world, the press would give Drew’s family space, but Jordan says she can’t fault them for being curious. Laura says, Aurora is one of Port Charles’s biggest companies, and its CEO’s plane vanished? Jordan says, unfortunately, there’s not much they can do, but the WSB has made it a high-priority investigation. Laura says, at the same time Drew’s plane went down, Andre was stabbed. She asks if there’s any evidence the two things are connected. Jordan says Andre’s description of his attacker is their only lead. It’s someone who has a vested interest in keeping Franco the same. Laura wonders, who could that be?

There’s a knock at Franco’s hotel room door, and he tells Kim, they’ll go away. The knocking continues, and Kim gets up, telling him if he’s not getting it, she will. It’s Chase, and Franco asks how his jaw is. Chase says, recovering. He asks if he can come in, and Franco asks, what’s up? Chase says, the ankle monitor is coming off soon, and Franco says he’s counting the hours. Chase says, he’d like to ask Franco a few questions. He thinks they should talk privately, but Kim asks if it’s about Drew. Franco says he told Kim that Drew’s plane went down. Chase says they’ve coordinated with the authorities internationally. They’re searching the area at the moment, but there’s no evidence of survivors. Franco asks if Chase came all this way to say that. Chase says Drew went to find Andre so Andre could treat him. Franco says he heard, and Chase says, it tuns out that Drew’s plane went down at the same time Andre was stabbed.

Sam tells Elizabeth, she’s not getting into this, but Elizabeth wants her to tell what she’s thinking. Sam says she’s thinking she doesn’t want to tell Scout that her father’s not coming home. Elizabeth doesn’t want to tell her boys that one more person they care about is gone, but at least Drew died trying to save Franco. Sam says, Franco’s life isn’t worth Drew’s death. There; she said it. Elizabeth says he’s spent years trying to be a better person, and Sam asks if Elizabeth forgot what Franco did to her. She has to live with the memory. Elizabeth asks if Sam is hoping it’s permanent, and Franco thinks he’s Drew for the rest of his life. Sam says, maybe he’d be happier. Everyone else would. Elizabeth should accept he’s gone and move on. Hayden appears, and asks if they have a problem here?

Olivia asks Lulu, what’s the problem? and Lulu says she doesn’t lie to her son. She was hoping his Nona didn’t either. Olivia says she’s seen a lot of pictures of Rocco with Santa, and Lulu says, that’s a different concept. She’s talking about Rocco’s father. Olivia says, it’s a white lie, and Lulu says she knows it’s well-intentioned, but it’s manipulative. Olivia says maybe Lulu has decided she doesn’t want to be a part of the family, but Rocco is. Charlotte yells at one of the other kids to let Rocco have a turn, and Olivia asks, who the hell is that?

Jax asks who Curtis is working for; him, Valentin, or someone else? Curtis says they’re on the same side. He made a mistake, and it won’t happen again. Jax asks if Curtis understands that it could damage or end his friendship with Nina. Curtis says, she’ll get over it. Like she’s going to get over Valentin when she finds out what kind of man he is. He’s ruthless. She has money, and doesn’t need Valentin’s fortune. Jax says they need to get to work going over Helena’s history. They’ve been brainstorming about where she hid the codicil. It’s a big world, and the Cassadines have property on every continent. Curtis says they need an expert on Helena. He knows just the person.

Laura asks Jordan if Finn is sure the virus won’t spread. Jordan says, 100%. Sasha was a target, and it was deliberately administered by Cassandra in retaliation. Apparently, Anna and Valentin were working together to bust Cassandra. Laura wonders, why go after someone several steps removed? Why not Nina or Charlotte? Jordan says, good question. And why was Anna spared? She thinks Valentin isn’t telling them the whole story about what happened with Cassandra.

Nina finds Valentin and Sonny outside, and asks, what’s going on? Sonny says her fiancé was asking him a favor. Valentin says if Cassandra was no longer a threat, he’d be indebted. Sonny says he has the wrong guy. He doesn’t know what rumors Valentin heard, but he imports coffee. I’m surprised they’re not all laughing.

Sam tells Hayden that she was just on her way out, but Hayden says it didn’t look that way. It looked like she was arguing with her sister. Sam says it doesn’t concern Hayden, and Elizabeth says she just overreacted. Hayden says, no one jumps on her sister, and Drew is the last person who would want them to. Sam asks if they forgot why they came to Port Charles in the first place. Sam’s phone dings, and she say she has someplace to be. She tells Elizabeth, for what it’s worth, she just wanted check in on her. Elizabeth flashes back to telling Franco (when he had long hair!) that he was a good friend to her when the town hated her. He says she deserves a break. Everyone needs a friend. He says he moved on from being a horror show, and she believes he changed. She says she knows he has. Elizabeth remembers Franco as Drew telling her he wants to get back his life. She says he’s robbing her of her husband, but he says, sorry; it’s not him. He doesn’t even remember marrying her. He’s not trying to hurt her or her children. He puts his ring on the coffee table, and says he just wants to get on with his life.

Chase asks if Franco knew Andre personally, but Franco has no idea if they ever met. Chase says he’s referring to Andre’s relationship with Andrew Cane. Franco says as far as he knows, they never met, but he’s heard Andre was instrumental in developing the memory transfer program that started this mess. Why? Chase says he’s running down possible connections, and Kim says, he has no right to question Drew. He had nothing to do with this. Franco is all pleased that she called him Drew.

Dustin and Rocco thumb wrestle. Olivia asks who he is, and what is he doing with the kids? Rocco says, he’s mommy new friend. Lulu introduces him and says they met on story she was working on. She tells Dustin that Olivia is her mother-in-law… Rocco’s grandmother, and Sonny is his grandfather. He says he’s sorry he interrupted a private party. Olivia says, it kind of is, and Lulu says, it’s a family birthday party. Rocco asks if Dustin can stay, but Lulu is sure he has other places to be. He says he wouldn’t mind staying.

Kim tells Chase, Franco had nothing to do with Andre being stabbed or the plane going down. Chase says he never claimed Franco did. He’s following every lead, and they don’t have much at the moment. Franco has been vocal about not wanting to be a part of the memory reversal. Kim asks what time Andre was stabbed. Chase tells her, and she says, Franco’s not the guy. He was in Oscar’s Meadow at the time. If Chase doesn’t believe her, she’s sure there’s evidence on the security camera. Chase says he believes them. He doesn’t consider Franco a suspect. Andre described his attacker, and he was hoping Franco might help. Franco and Kim look at a picture on Chase’s phone, and Franco says, no. He’s never seen the man. Chase says he’ll pass on Franco’s alibi to Jordan. If he has more questions… Kim tells him to contact Franco’s attorney, Scott Baldwin. Chase leaves, and Kim looks at Franco. He smiles.

Laura gives a present to Leo. She sees Valentin and Nina, and tells them that she’s glad to hear Sasha is better. Nina says they’re all relieved. Laura says they believe Cassandra was targeting Sasha because she wanted revenge. She finds it curious that Cassandra wouldn’t be going for someone more responsible for her capture. There was no mention of Nina. Valentin says, that’s because she wasn’t involved. Laura says, time will tell. Enjoy the party.

Sam goes to Jax’s office and says, he wanted to see her? He thanks her for coming, but wishes it were under better circumstances. He tells her, everyone at Aurora is devastated about Drew, and asks how she’s holding up. She says, okay. She’s trying to stay positive. He says he’s providing private resources to help with the search, but does have some considerations to account for. Drew’s absence has already thrown Aurora into disarray. He has a possible solution, but would need her help.

Hayden asks if Elizabeth is okay, and Elizabeth says she’s fine. Hayden asks what Sam said that riled her up? Elizabeth says Sam pushed, but she did most of the talking. There’s always tension between them. They try to bury it and be civil, but there’s always an undercurrent waiting for one of them to say the wrong thing, and they go off. Hayden says she’d offer to beat her up, but Sam would wipe the floor with her. Elizabeth says, accurate, but she appreciates the sentiment. Hayden says, what are sisters for?

Josslyn and Trina talk about the hot English teacher. Cameron tells them his mom just texted, and needs him at home right away. Josslyn asks, what’s going on? and he tells them, she just said she needed to talk to him and his brothers. Trina says, maybe it’s news about Franco. He says he’ll see both of them in school – he hopes. Josslyn says she should head home too. She’s been dodging texts and calls from her mother all afternoon. Trina says ignoring Carly is bold, and Josslyn says she might as well get Carly’s wrath over with, but Trina suggests they grab a snack and talk more about what happened to her today.

Laura tells Lulu this is the happiest she’s seen Rocco in months, and Lulu says, her too. Valentin asks if they can discuss Charlotte’s schedule. Nina says they want to adjust it a little. Valentin says they have a wedding coming up, and want to make sure Charlotte is there. Laura asks if they’re sure it’s a good idea. Cassandra could come back. Valentin says they considered it, but don’t want to put their lives on hold.

Jax tells Sam, outside the Quartermaines, Drew’s only living family is Scout; she’s his sole heir. Sam says, that’s correct. Jax says he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself, but wants to protect Scout’s birthright, and make sure the company is stabilized if Drew comes back. He’d like her to come back, and run Drew’s side of the company.

Franco thanks Kim for having his back with Chase. Kim asks how he can be so calm when Chase was practically accusing him. Franco says Chase was just doing his job. He had nothing to do with it, and it’s over. Kim says, he’s just going to let it go? Franco says he doesn’t see Andre as being innocent. If it wasn’t for Andre, he’d have come home and been there for her when she reached out. They would have had time together with their son. Andre took that away from them. At least that’s what he thought, but she called him Drew.

Lulu asks if there’s anything Dustin can’t do. Olivia tells Sonny that she doesn’t know if Rocco knows his parents are divorced, or if he even knows what divorce is. Now he sees his mother hanging out with a new guy. For all they know, she’s dating him. Sonny tells her not to jump to conclusions. Besides, Dante divorced Lulu. Olivia says, he just did it to be noble, and Sonny says, his motive, his choice. They can’t expect Lulu to put her life of hold because of Dante. Lulu and Dustin clean up, and she says she bets he didn’t know this was how he was going to spend his evening. He says it’s the least he can do after crashing the party, since he wasn’t invited. Lulu says Rocco wanted him to stay. He’s clearly happy. Dustin hopes Rocco’s not the only one. Trina and Josslyn come in, and Trina says the hot teacher she was talking about is here, and he’s getting his flirt on. Josslyn sees them and smiles.

Franco says he hasn’t lost sight of what happened. He understands the man he used to be is missing and presumed dead, but here he is. Whatever he is; some kind of leftover ghost. He thinks as humans, that’s all they really are; a collection of memories. He remembers every moment they had together. Kim says she has to go, but he says she doesn’t have to. She tells him that she’s said everything she needed say. Franco says, so did he, and she jets.

On the phone, Elizabeth tells Bobbie, she’ll be home soon. Hayden asks if everyone is okay, and Elizabeth says, Bobbie is dropping Jake and Aiden off. Cameron should be home by now. Hayden says, talk to her, and Elizabeth says, the boys are going through so much uncertainty. Franco has effectively disappeared, and been replaced be a stranger who doesn’t want to know them. Now she has to tell them Drew isn’t coming home. She doesn’t know how she’ll manage. Hayden does. They’ll do it together.

Sam tells Jax that she doesn’t know what to say. He says she’s experienced, and who better to fill the position? If Drew comes back, the company will be ready for him. If he doesn’t, she can opt to run it, or recruit someone. She wants to stop him there. She understands wanting to save the company, and appreciates him caring about Scout, but she can’t fathom any of it right now. Not until she knows more about what happened to Drew. Jax tells her, take her time, and just know if she needs anything, he’s there.

Nina and Valentin leave Charlie’s. Nina says, Laura is as suspicious as ever, but Valentin says, of him, not her. She can’t prove anything. Nina says she can never tell if Valentin actually has things under control, or he’s just good at faking it to reassure her. Valentin says he never has everything under control, but he’s taking care of it. Nina wants to get back to Sasha.

Laura asks Josslyn and Trina how the first day of school was. Trina asks how she knew it was the first day, and Laura says, she’s mayor. She’s expected to know that stuff. Trina says English is her favorite class, and Josslyn says, it’s too soon to call. She’ll have a better idea in a week or so. Laura says she’s her father’s daughter. She has a cool head, and a wait and see attitude. That’s a good business tactic. She tells Josslyn, don’t wait too long. Sometimes you have to jump in, and do your best. Curtis walks in, and Laura hugs him. He says he’s sorry to intrude, but her office said she’d be there. She says, the party is over anyway. He asks her to tell him everything she knows about Helena.

Tomorrow, Nina asks Valentin if he’s ready for this, Obrecht tells Sasha that they’re in this together, and Jax remains the sole CEO of Aurora.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Kary, Stephanie and Kameron go for a workout. In her interview, Stephanie explains that electrical stimulation is used, and in twenty minutes she can get a great workout. That means she has more time to eat. The instructor tells them it contracts every muscle, and Kary wonders if she’ll have multiple orgasms. He says he can’t make any promises. In Kameron’s interview, she says she loves Kary. She has absolutely no filter whatsoever; she’s so entertaining. You don’t know what will come out of her mouth. This seems funny, coming from someone who freaked out about sex toys. Kameron and Stephanie get hooked up first. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she and Kameron have been working out together for a few months. It helps them to have a friendship outside of the group. Kameron tells them that her mother always told her, beauty is pain. In her interview, she says the device contracts the muscles so you feel like you’re hiking a mountain, but you’re not. She tells Stephanie that she’s going to the global pet expo, but she changed her ticket date so she could attend D’Andra’s roast. In Stephanie’s interview, she thinks D’Andra is a little crazy, since she doesn’t take criticism very well. She doesn’t think D’Andra knows what a roast is. She might think it’s a pot roast. Stephanie tells Kary that once she realizes the electrical current isn’t harming her, she’ll be fine. Kary says she was hoping for an orgasm, but instead, it’s killing her

Brandi and LeeAnne go out to eat at what looks like a Dave and Buster’s. In Brandi’s interview, she says she and LeeAnne are in a good space. They saw each other at a baby shower. They laughed, and joked, and had an amazing time. LeeAnne tells Brandi, they connected at the baby shower. She’s always had a soft place for Brandi, and Rich is loving it. He told her to invite Brandi to the wedding. In Brandi’s interview, she’s not sure if she’s on the B, D, or Z list. LeeAnne says she wants her and Brandi’s relationship to be about them, and no one else. If someone comes to Brandi and says LeeAnne called her a piece of sh*t, call her. She’s not doing that backstabbing and twisting bullsh*t anymore. She doesn’t want other relationships to filter what they have. She doesn’t think they need teams. They can be individuals. Brandi says they have so much fun. LeeAnne asks if Brandi thinks D’Andra’s apology was as sincere as it should be. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, afterward, she went home and was thinking and processing. She thinks the apology wasn’t enough. She’s still hurt and angry. Brandi thinks D’Andra is trying to get there, but doesn’t think she’s somebody who shows emotion in a setting like that. In her interview, LeeAnne says, the damage D’Andra tried to inflict deserves more than one apology. She wants D’Andra to be specific, and wants her to do better. She tells Brandi that she’s still so angry.

Brandi tells nanny Alicia that she’s going shopping with Brooklyn. They’re having a one-on-one. In Brandi’s interview, she says Bruin takes a lot of her attention and time, and takes attention away from Brooklyn. What girl doesn’t bond over shopping? Possibly Brooklyn, since she wears earbuds in the car, and basically ignores Brandi in the store. In her interview, Brandi says, apparently, you take things out on the people you love the most, and apparently, that’s her. When she was Brooklyn’s age, she did a little lashing out, but her mom was her best friend, and she wants that for Brooklyn when she’s older. If she talked back, she got the belt on her butt, but she’s not doing that to her kids. She disciplines Brooklyn by taking away her tech or not letting her do something on the weekend. She asks if Brooklyn thinks she spends more time with Bruin, and Brooklyn says she doesn’t care.  She tells Brooklyn that if anything is bothering her, she can come to her mom. She feels like Brooklyn is moody. Brooklyn says Brandi is the one who’s moody. They buy a load of stuff, and Brandi tells the cashier that she isn’t guilty of bribery. In her interview, she says maybe Brooklyn will like her for five minutes. Ten if she’s lucky. Who says she can’t buy love?

LeeAnne and Rich go out to dinner. LeeAnne has difficulty maneuvering the cobblestone walk in her heels. Rich toasts to getting married, and LeeAnne says she’s excited. He shouldn’t want marry her; she’s crazy. He says, no argument. In her interview, LeeAnne says they met online, and when they met in person the first time, she thought he was hot. She wondered if she’d brushed her teeth or if she was wearing granny panties. She asks if she remembers what he asked her the first time they were in bed. He asked if she’d cheated on any of her boyfriends, and she told him that she cheated on every one of them. He says, for her to say she didn’t want to mess it up, and do that to him after doing it to everyone else, it was something even a cop would believe. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says Rich told her they weren’t having sex that night. She asks if he thought she’d be there after the first morning, and he says he didn’t. She tells him that she never thought she’d get married, She thought she’d have to take care of herself her whole life. In her interview, she says she doesn’t think she ever pictured herself getting married. It’s every little girl’s dream, but not hers. (Um… I did end up getting married, but it wasn’t mine either.) Rich has been married three times, but it’s her first. She’s going to be the first Cinderella from Dallas, and have the wedding of her dreams. (Or not her dreams, as it were.) Rich thinks she’ll like the vows he wrote. They’re heartfelt and sincere; the real things he loves about her. She’s going to cry. She tells him that she loves him, and asks where he sees them in five years. He says sitting in divorce court, thinking he never knew she could be that mean.

LeeAnne meets D’Andra – who I’m starting to not like – for lunch. D’Andra says she got LeeAnne’s text, and LeeAnne thanks her for coming. In her interview, LeeAnne says, the wedding is coming up, and D’Andra tried to destroy it. She needs to own that she lied about Rich. She tells D’Andra that she wanted to have a moment where no one else was around, and they could air what’s between them. She started thinking about D’Andra conversing to her about the wedding – we flash back to D’Andra telling LeeAnne that she wants her to be happy – and thought the wedding might not have existed if she didn’t have the foundation with Rich that she has. She wants D’Andra to understand that she’s still hurt and a little angry. It’s a struggle for her, and she wants D’Andra to know where she truly is. D’Andra says they’re hurt for different reasons. She doesn’t want to rehash the past. She wants to own up to what she did. Good friends don’t do that. She’s sorry, and wants to move on. LeeAnne wants her to say she shouldn’t have brought Rich into it; that she knows he didn’t cheat, and he’s a good man. In her interview, D’Andra says LeeAnne wants her to say the truth, and that’s not the truth. She’s not going to refute the truth she knows. She tells LeeAnne that she apologizes for what she did. She shouldn’t have gotten involved in LeeAnne and Rich’s relationship. She adds that it wasn’t nefarious; what she did, she did for LeeAnne. LeeAnne says it didn’t benefit her. D’Andra claimed LeeAnne knew about it, and was keeping it from her. D’Andra says she’s sorry she said something about Rich not being faithful. Let’s move on. She doesn’t know what else to do. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she’s apologized three times. If LeeAnne can’t accept it, she doesn’t know what she expects. She’s not kissing LeeAnne’s ass. LeeAnne says, actions and words go together. She hasn’t heard from D’Andra since that meeting. D’Andra says she wanted to give LeeAnne space. We flash back to LeeAnne saying she needs time. D’Andra says she thought it was the best thing to do. LeeAnne says she’s putting the volleyball in D’Andra’s court. D’Andra asks if LeeAnne wants to come to her birthday party roast. She should love that. LeeAnne doesn’t think they’re in a position for her to be roasting D’Andra. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she’s taking the invitation as D’Andra wanting to move forward, but not a single hair on her head believes it’s going to be a real roast. The guests are just there to blow smoke up D’Andra’s ass. D’Andra asks how the wedding is going, and if they’re writing their vows. LeeAnne says Rich finished his, but she still has to do hers. D’Andra asks if LeeAnne has talked to her mother, and LeeAnne says she doesn’t have the same relationship with her mother as D’Andra has with hers. Her mother has no financial hold over her, so there’s no need to talk to her. D’Andra says the company is hers now, and she doesn’t need to pay for anything. She took Dee’s expenses off the payroll. LeeAnne says, not the country club? and D’Andra nods solemnly. D’Andra asks if there’s anything else they need to talk about, and LeeAnne tells her that she’s said everything she needs to say. D’Andra feels better, and says, cheers to the last drip. They drain their glasses of rosé.

Kary and Eduardo go to dinner. She’s glad they can go out for date. In her interview, she explains that when they met, neither one of them was fully divorced. Eduardo is very different from her first husband, who was younger. Eduardo is nine years older. She tells him she had lunch with her daughter, who’s going to college. Kary says she found a roommate, but needs four. Eduardo doesn’t know about her rooming with strangers, and Kary says, it’s normal. He asks if they’re random people, and says it’s not normal. In Kary’s interview, she says, marriage is hard. Her first marriage lasted almost ten years, and wasn’t great. Now she and Eduardo are coming up on their ten year anniversary. She’s hoping they make it past that. She tells Eduardo that she asked D’Andra if she was doing a trip for her 50th birthday, but she’s not going anywhere because of her business situation. She was thinking they have the house in Careyes. It would be nice to invite her, and let her have some fun. Eduardo thinks it’s a great idea. In Kary’s interview, she says the house has been around in the family for about thirty years. It’s like a mini resort. We see pictures, and yes, it is. It’s like its own Club Med. She says, it’s a magical place; they got married there. She tells Eduardo that she can’t believe they made it to ten years. It’s been hard. Moving to America is the hardest thing she’s done. He agrees it’s difficult, but she’s not always the easiest. She says it’s always her fault, and he tells her that she lives in a different universe. In her interview, Kary says he can be jealous, and she doesn’t like to be controlled. They fought about it for a few years. She asks, who invented marriage anyway? and tells Eduardo, he’d better try harder next year.

D’Andra gets her hair and make-up done by Liz and Ray. Liz asks whose idea it was to do a roast, and D’Andra says it was hers. She’s giving everyone an opportunity to say in public the things they won’t say to her. Liz says, some of them might not be nice.

Stephanie wants to hear Brandi’s roast. In her interview, Stephanie says she hates public speaking. She’s afraid she’ll be horrible, feel like a failure. She asks Bryan how it is, and Bryan says he watched Brandi write it and laugh at herself the whole time. In Brandi’s interview, she says she practiced at least two hours in the shower. She took a two-hour shower??? They get in the car, and Travis says, Stephanie and Brandi are like Beavis and Butthead. Stephanie says, fire, fire, fire!

D’Andra wants tonight to be about fun, laughter, joking, and being with friends and family. People she loves, and who love her – and some people who don’t love her anymore. The guests stream in, and it gets pretty crowded. Dee wants a chat with D’Andra. In D’Andra’s interview, she says Dallas women are trained to put on smile in every situation. It’s one big pageant. Dee asks if D’Andra is excited, and D’Andra says she’s nervous. She asked everyone to make fun of her. Dee says some might be judgmental, but don’t give a rip. D’Andra says she invited everyone; it was the right thing to do. I notice Dee is wearing these orchid blossom earrings with a pearl in the middle that I long for. I’ve seen them before on vaious Housewives, but they’re a little out of my price range. Dee says she’s proud of D’Andra. D’Andra says she loves Dee, and thanks her for the party. It’s gorgeous and she’s blessed. In her interview, D’Andra says she’s thankful, but would have preferred to get the money from her trust to run her business. She doesn’t want to get in an argument though.

Everyone parties. D’Andra slugs liquor straight from a gigantic bottle. Brandi asks how she’s feeling, and D’Andra says, nervous. She’ll probably cry in five seconds. Brandi tells her, don’t cry. Kary tells them about her idea for a girls trip to Mexico. Like, next week. D’Andra says, cancel your week for fun in Mexico. Everyone immediately agrees. It must be nice. They do a shot. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she couldn’t afford a trip this year, and can think of nothing better. Kameron isn’t wearing pink. What happened? Kary tells Kameron about the trip, and in her interview, Kameron says she’s the queen of girls trips. She loves them. D’Andra takes the mic, and tells everyone, be quiet. Mom, that means you. She wants to say thank you to everyone. She’s done so much looking at her life and the friends she’s amassed, it’s amazing to her – that they’re still here. Tonight is about the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. Go wild on her. They take more shots. D’Andra’s assistant tells Stephanie that she’s first. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she’s surprised LeeAnne isn’t there. Who wouldn’t want see D’Andra roasted? It’s a ticket you can’t just buy.

Stephanie gets up first. She says her biggest fear was getting on the stage, and the crowd being dead. Looking at them, she can see most are already there. She thought D’Andra would bring class, sophistication, and money to the charity scene, and boy, was she wrong. One thing they have in common is staying home all day, taking care of the house, and a spouse who works hard. She says she’s talking to Jeremy, and everyone laughs. She says she’s blessed to have D’Andra as her friend. LeeAnne comes up the walk to the venue. In her interview, she says she’s prepared for people to potentially throw a drink on her or talk sh*t to her face, but she’s walking in to show she’s trying to move forward. If D’Andra was getting genuinely roasted, there would be an ambulance and straitjacket, and they’d be telling her it’s going to be okay. The guests get up and say nice things, which LeeAnne declares, not a roast, in her interview. Brandi says as D’Andra has gotten older and wiser, she found her voice. She imitates D’Andra sounding like Dee, saying she doesn’t give a rip what they say. She changed the company name from Hard Night, Good Morning to Hard Sell, Good Riddance. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, that’s a roast. LeeAnne tells D’Andra’s assistant, if there’s time, she’d like to go up. More people say nice things.

Jeremy has a present for D’Andra and brings up a huge box. He says D’Andra has an insatiable love for food. There are fifty things in this box – donuts. Forty-five of them are average, for the years they weren’t together – and five are specially made to represent what she’s given to him. In her interview, Stephanie says she’d prefer fifty diamonds… fifty dresses… 50 Cent… In Brandi’s interview, she says D’Andra is going to be like the Cookie Monster. She’s going to eat fifty, and gain fifty. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, if it’s edible, and not glued down, D’Andra shoves it in her mouth.

D’Andra’s assistant tells D’Andra, LeeAnne is coming up. She announces, last not least, LeeAnne Locken. LeeAnne goes up. As she’s walking, someone says, be nice, and she says, bite my d*ck. She asks if D’Andra is shocked. She did invite LeeAnne. She says she remembers when she turned fifty, and it sucked. So welcome to the party. They’ve been on long journey together. They’ve loved and lost, and been by each other’s side. She was there when D’Andra married Jeremy. They’ve fallen along their way, but she wants D’Andra to know that taking steps forward is everything. She gives D’Andra a gift bag, saying she brought two candles. One says hope; and one, forgiveness. D’Andra can choose to burn either or both. D’Andra says she’ll burn forgiveness first, and hope next. Jeremy is like, meh, which is kind of rude.

The cake comes out – looking not unlike Melissa’s from the great RHONJ food fight – and everyone sings Happy Birthday. The ladies have a group hug. They’re excited about the trip.

Next time, the Mexico trip, Kameron thinks it looks like something out of James Bond movie, Kary asks if LeeAnne is always negative, and LeeAnne tells herself not to kill anyone – jail isn’t worth it.

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All I have to say is, I hope Kathryn gets full custody of those children.

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🗽 Not Forgetting…

📻 Best song about NYC ever.

September 10, 2019 – Julian Learns the Truth, Dr. Deb Meets the Girls, Tinsley Walks, Bethenny Moves On, Tamra Fights, BH Newbie, Dorit Grilled & Middle

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Julian says, Nelle Benson is Wiley’s birth mother, and Michael Corinthos is Wiley’s birth father, right Brad? Brad says if Julian needs to hear him say it, yes. He stole Sonny Corinthos’s grandchild.

At the hospital, Maxie tells Peter, if Sasha doesn’t like it, she doesn’t deserve to be working at Crimson. Peter says, it’s sure to be her most prized possession. She suggests taking James to the park, and Peter says he has to do something first. Maxie tells him that she’s really, really happy about this… us. Peter says he is too. She leaves to see Sasha, and he makes a phone call. He wants to know why Andre is still alive.

There’s a knock on Franco’s hotel room door, and Monica opens it to find Jason. He says he’s there to see Franco, but he also has something important to tell her. She says, that doesn’t sound ominous at all, and Jason comes in. She asks, what is it? and he says, Drew’s plane disappeared.

Kim flashes back on kissing Franco. Elizabeth unexpectedly comes out of the elevator, and Kim babbles a little, asking Elizabeth how she is. Elizabeth says she’s hanging in there. Kim knows it must be so difficult with Franco gone. He’s not gone physically, but… Elizabeth says, his memories have been replaced with Drew’s. Kim asks how the boys are, and Elizabeth says, Jake and Aiden are confused. Obviously, they all are, and Cameron has been a huge help in trying to convince the boys everything is going to be okay. Which was made a little more difficult when he saw Kim and Franco kissing.

Josslyn sits by the plaque in Oscar’s Meadow. Michael comes by and asks if she shouldn’t be in school. She says she cut. Michael says a straight A student, on the honor roll, and athlete of the year is cutting? She says people are going to say she couldn’t take it being without Oscar; that it was too painful. But it’s worse than that. School was okay. She was okay, and that feels so wrong.

Sonny comes into the kitchen where Carly is sitting. Carly says, Josslyn never made it to fourth period, and  isn’t on the school grounds. Sonny says, it’s not surprising, since she has to be there without Oscar. Carly says, it’s more than that, and they’re going to finally have to deal with it.

Michael sits with Josslyn, and asks, what happened at school? She says, nothing really, which made it feel like everything. She’s already thinking about asking her dad to hire a tutor, and how she’s going to fit in in her schedule. Michael says she’s thinking ahead. She says she almost walked past Oscar’s locker without realizing it. The girl who was going back to school, and dreading it without him. It’s the first day, and she’s already blowing off Oscar. He’s dead, and she’s thinking of hiring a tutor and moving on. She doesn’t want be that person. Michael says, she is. She thinks about him, but she’s involved in the future; in the world around her. It’s one of the things Oscar loved about her. I kind of get how she feels. The last time I went past my childhood home, the only home I knew before having my own, it didn’t really register until we’d already gone past it, and that made me feel weird.

Julian shoves Brad onto a chair. He wants every detail, but Brad says he knows the story. Julian says, apparently not, and tells him, start at the beginning. Brad says, he came home from the hospital, and the real Wiley was asleep in the crib. He left the room, and came back to feed him, but he wasn’t breathing. The baby he and Lucas hoped for and dreamt about for so long, was gone, just like that. It was the worst moment of his life. Julian asks how Nelle came into this, and Brad says he put that Wiley in car. On the way to the hospital, he had to pull over, he was crying so hard. Nelle knocked on the window with a newborn in her arms. The switch was her idea. Julian asks why on earth Brad agreed.

Carly tells Sonny, Josslyn is with Michael. He says she’s okay, so don’t worry. Sonny says, good thing, and Carly says, it’s not working out. Dev. He asks where that came from. Josslyn cut class, so Dev’s not working out? Carly says, Josslyn had to cover for Dev in front of her father. She knows everyone has the best intentions, but she doesn’t want to ask Josslyn to keep this up when she’s dealing with Oscar’s death. Not that any time is okay. They have to think of an alternative situation for Dev. He asks why she’s being so selfish.

Elizabeth tells Kim, it’s okay. Well, it’s not okay. None of it is, but Elizabeth is trying to see it from Kim’s perspective. Kim says she’s so sorry; it was way out of line. Elizabeth says, it was. Kim says, the person that Franco thinks he is, that Drew, shared a genuine connection with her. Elizabeth knows, and Kim says, as much as she hates it to say it, he doesn’t remember Elizabeth or the boys, and she feels like that’s causing more pain. Elizabeth gets that Kim is grieving, and feels terrible, but the man she kissed isn’t Drew. So whatever she may believe or thinks he feels for her, is beside the point. Kim says she’s right. He also asked her to go away with him. Elizabeth knows. Cameron told her. He also told her that Kim didn’t say no.

Jason tells Monica, the plane went off the radar in the Gulf of Aden. Monica says, he was on his way to Afghanistan, and Jason says, the wreckage was spotted, but there’s no indication of any survivors. Monica asks if he’s telling her that Drew is dead.

Still on the phone, Peter says do as he asks… Gulf of Aden, no body? Andre’s the problem now. He can’t be allowed to perform the procedure…. Yeah. That’s the idea. What if it sharpens the memories? If there’s even the slightest chance Franco remembers him or what he’s done, this is finished. Someone pushes Peter, and he sees it’s Wyatt, the kid who helped rescue him from the cabin. Wyatt’s mother tells him he can’t run away, and he hides behind Peter. He says he saved Peter’s life last summer. Peter has to save his now.

Jason tells Monica, no bodies were recovered. It’s not certain, but everything points to Drew being dead. He went to Ethiopia to get Andre, and was headed to Afghanistan. Andre came back, and when he landed, somebody tried to kill him. Monica says she never expected the connection to be a threat to Drew, and Jason says, someone possibly wanted to kill them both. Franco says that throws everything back to him. Jason has no idea who’s behind it, or if the DVX has a stake in it. The WSB is on it, but at this point, they have no answers. Monica says she wants to get back to the hospital. She’s going to call the WSB and find out what’s going on. Jason says he’ll drive her car, and she says, okay. Franco tells Jason to take care of Monica, and Jason says he will. I’m startled that Monica can just call up the WSB and get information.

Kim tells Elizabeth, the kiss was like a moment out of time. She didn’t see or hear Franco. The person standing in front of her was the person she fell in love with in San Diego. Elizabeth says, it’s a fantasy. Franco is Franco, and Drew is Drew, the father of her child. He went to Afghanistan to return the money Shiloh stole. Meanwhile, Franco – her husband – is here, wearing an ankle monitor. Kim says he’s there physically, but emotionally and psychologically… it’s bizarre. Elizabeth says the only thing Kim is doing, is making her own pain worse.

Brad tells Julian, he couldn’t stand telling Lucas the child they’d planned and longed for, that he didn’t even have a chance to hold, was gone. And he had good reason for Michael not getting the baby. The Corinthos family is dangerous. All the kids have been kidnapped at one point. Wiley would be next. Julian says, it never occurred to him that Nelle is a sociopath, and setting him up? Brad says, she was a mother desperate to protect her child. Julian tells Brad that he was naïve. Nelle just wanted to keep him from Michael, and he played into her hands.

Josslyn tells Michael that Oscar’s locker was given to a new kid, Thomas something. They met when he found her and Oscar’s picture taped to the door. She asked for it back gave it to her and walked away. That’s when she felt how she’s supposed to feel; like she missed him. The world is broken without him. She still had to go to class, so she went to first and second period. By third period, she almost walked past Oscar’s locker without realizing. It’s not fair. She has so much going on in her own life, and Oscar will never do anything ever again. It hits her, and she feels like she can’t breathe. Michael says she’s right. it’s not fair. Oscar should be at school and hanging out with her, Cameron, and Trina, but it won’t make things better or more fair if she stops living her life. She says she was going crazy, and couldn’t handle it. That’s why she left. He says, it’s probably not what Oscar would want; her being there. Grieving takes longer than she thinks.

Sonny gets it; Carly is worried about Josslyn, and Dev is an easy target. She insists she’s not making Dev a target, and Sonny says Dev saved his life. He’s got nothing, and Sonny feels this is a way to repay him. Carly says in the time Dev’s been there, Sonny has gone from helping, to Dev staying the summer, to giving him a new identity, and now he’s talking adoption. Each time, it gets bigger than the time before, because it didn’t work. Maybe there’s a flaw in the plan. It’s based on a lie. Dev is using a name that’s not his, and they’re lying to everyone; even Kristina doesn’t know the truth. Sonny says, she will, when he gets to it. Carly says, it’s not working, and the sooner he admits it, the better it is for everyone.

Wyatt tells Peter, he has to help. His mom is making him have surgery. He asks, what kind? and Wyatt says, a tonsillectomy. She told him it won’t hurt, and it won’t when it happens, but after, ow! Peter asks if he remembers being sick, and missing something cool, like at school or the Pioneers. Wyatt says he missed the Pioneer Jamboree, and Peter says, that stinks. If he goes through the surgery, he’ll be sore, but he’ll be sick way less, and won’t have to miss anything fun anymore. Maxie watches from around the corner.

Kim tells Elizabeth, it was incredible to finally have the past acknowledged, and somebody to share the things she remembers; everything they shared. Memories are ultimately who they are, and what Drew is missing. Elizabeth says she connected with Drew in the present, over Oscar, not a bond with the past. Kim says that vanished with Drew. They had an unbreakable bond, and Franco remembered it all. The big things, and the little things, and everything in between. Elizabeth is right. There’s no future. It isn’t real, but it’s still important. Elizabeth says she has to let it go, and Kim asks what Elizabeth is going to do if Franco doesn’t come back. Elizabeth says, that’s not going to happen, but Kim says she doesn’t know that. If Franco only remembers Drew’s life, what is she going to do?

Sonny asks if they’re supposed to throw Dev on the street, and Carly tells him not to go to the extreme. They could send him to boarding school. She’s done her research, and there’s some good ones close by. He could live with Max or Milo. They’re not sending him back, but she thinks it’s impossible for Josslyn if Dev lives there. Sonny tells her not to pin it on her daughter. Don’t use Josslyn as an excuse. If she doesn’t want Dev to live there, fine.

Michael asks if Josslyn remembers him going to the grief meetings, and she says, please don’t make her go to a support group. He says she’d be surprised how well it works, but that’s something you have to do for yourself. One thing he learned was that everyone grieves the same and uniquely all at once. He and Josslyn are alike; setting goals, wanting a checklist. She wants to ace the grieving process. If she just follows the rules, and completes the milestones to get to point X, she’ll be okay. That’s not how the grieving process works. You think you have a hold on it, and it blindsides you. He tells her not to be mad when she doesn’t feel strong or runs into a brick wall. It’s going to happen. She says it doesn’t seem like it happens to him, but he has two words – Kensington Gardens.

Brad tells Julian, maybe he was stupid, but he’s not sorry. He and Lucas love Wiley. They’ve given him a  wonderful home, and they were so happy, despite the stress that was starting to fade into the background. Julian says, until Obrecht. Brad says when he overheard her talking to Franco, he realized she knew the truth and he panicked. Julian says, it was him. Brad pushed her off the boat. He was trying to kill her. Brad says he panicked. Obrecht figured it out, and that’s when she told him that she knew the truth.

Jason phones Franco, who asks how Monica is. Jason says she’s in her office, but didn’t want him to stay. He called a family member just in case. He didn’t want to say this in front of her… Franco says, but he’s probably next. Jason tells him, watch his back, and if he feels the need for protection, call him. Franco thanks him, and says he was under the impression they couldn’t stand each other. Jason says it would hurt too many people if he ends up dead, so don’t. Franco says he copies that.

Peter says, remember how Wyatt found him? Wyatt says, that’s not something you forget. The mean lady with the ax tied Peter to the bed. Peter says Wyatt told the people at the hospital about him. Wyatt is the reason he got out. Wyatt’s bravery saved him, and he needs Wyatt to be that brave again. Wyatt says, okay, and Peter tells him, think of the free ice cream afterward. Wyatt’s mom says she’s glad they bumped into Peter. Peter says he is too. He tells Wyatt, go get ‘em. Peter sees Maxie, and she smiles.

Elizabeth says she considers Kim a friend, and Kim says, as she does Elizabeth. Elizabeth gets that Kim isn’t responsible, but her sympathy only goes so far. Franco is her husband, and stepfather to her children. They love him. More to the point, he loves them. She’s going to do everything in her power to bring him back. Isn’t that what Kim would want? Kim says, of course (🍷), and Elizabeth says, then stop. Accept reality, and help Franco accept it by staying away. Kim says Elizabeth is right. It’s not her fault, but they both have to find their way through it.

Brad says, Nelle neglected to mention that Obrecht delivered the baby. Julian says, shocker, and Brad says supposedly, they came to a truce, but he doesn’t trust Obrecht. Julian says, don’t. The truth can’t come out. Brad says, which is why Julian has to kill her.

Michael tells Josslyn that he was on a business trip to London. It was a successful negotiation, and while he was on his way to dinner with a business associate, they crossed a pond in Kensington Gardens, where ducks were swimming around. He swears time stopped, and all he could think about was Jonah, and how before Jonah was born, he’d been looking forward to bringing him to the park to feed the ducks. He held it together long enough to tell his associate that he had to make an emergency business call to Singapore, and said he’d meet him at dinner. Josslyn asks, then what? and he says he hid behind some bushes and lost it. Lost it like falling to the ground and bawling his eyes out. There he was, behind a bush in Kensington Gardens because he didn’t get the chance to feed the ducks with Jonah, when he should have gotten a chance. Josslyn says, they both should have. Michael says if he’d stayed stuck, it would have been unfair. Not a tribute, but a waste. That’s not how he wants to honor his son.

Carly says she’s not using Josslyn as an excuse, and Sonny asks if she’s sure. She says, it’s a valid concern. Josslyn is under an incredible about of stress, and lying to her father isn’t helping. Sonny says, getting rid of Dev isn’t going to help Josslyn with her grief. Carly asks how he knows, and he asks if it helped her grief when she slept with Jax.

On the phone, Elizabeth tells Scotty that she had a conversation with Kim. Things are becoming problematic. Not only does Franco believe he’s Drew, Kim is reinforcing it. They have to get together to commit Franco. She sees Jason, and says she’ll call him back.

On the phone, Franco asks about a flight to San Diego. There’s a knock at the door, and he says he’ll try later. It’s Kim. He says he’s happy she’s there, and she says she has something to tell him. As amazing as their moment in the park was, it’s not real. It can’t last, and she can’t run away with him. He says there’s something he needs to tell her. There’s been an accident. Drew’s plane went down when he was on his way to Afghanistan. They haven’t found a body, but he’s gone.

Carly says she had every reason to believe Sonny slept with Nelle, and no; it didn’t lessen her grief. Did sleeping with Marina lessen his? It’s not about who slept with who. She has a legitimate concern. It’s wrong to throw that in her face about her targeting a kid. Sonny doesn’t care if Carly gets in his face, but don’t take it out on Dev. She asks what he’s talking about. They’re not doing this. She’s terrified and he’s terrified. She asks what they do when they’re terrified, and he says, they fight. She says, and when there’s not an outside target, what do they do? They fight each other. They’re getting ready to bring a baby into the world who could have a serious birth defect. They need each other. Their child needs them. She has enormous compassion for Dev, but she’s not going to let Sonny use him to drive them apart

Julian asks Brad if he thinks Obrecht is his only problem. What about Nelle? The woman is insane. Brad says, she’s in prison, but Julian says, she still has her vocal chords. Brad says, she’ll never tell. She hates the Corinthos family that much. Obrecht can spill anytime for any reason. A couple of drinks and she’s running her mouth. Julian has to kill her, or Lucas loses everything.

Maxie tells Peter, he’s amazing. He says he talked to a kid about a tonsillectomy, but she says he reassured Wyatt, and made him feel safe and strong, which brings her back to, he’s amazing. He says remember the time she told him not to put her on a pedestal because inevitably, he’d be disappointed? He wants to be the man she thinks he is, but he’s not. She says he’s a good person, who’s determined to make her think he’s worse. Helping people brush up their image is her thing. They don’t need pedestals. She just needs the real him. It’s more than enough.

Elizabeth doesn’t know what Jason heard, but he says he doesn’t care. She says she’s not giving up, and he says she needs to listen. Drew’s plane disappeared in the Gulf of Aden. They found the wreckage, but no bodies. So the only thing left of Drew is the memories implanted in Franco.

Franco tells Kim, he knows it sounds crazy. Drew is a dead man, but the man standing here is Drew. He knows this body isn’t his; however, the body of the man who did hold her and father her child, is at the bottom of the ocean. Drew is gone. He’s sorry.

Michael asks if Oscar ever told Josslyn to just sit in front of his rock and listen for the rest of her life. She says, just the opposite. Michael says, wherever Oscar is, he wants her to do great things. Josslyn asks what that includes. He doesn’t know, but they’ll be incredible. Josslyn hates being sad, but every time she feels happy or hopeful… Michael says, she feels guilty. Don’t. She says there are moments she feels good, even though it hurts, but it’s what Oscar wanted. Michael says, Jonah was too young to want anything for him, but he knows Jonah would want him to find joy in being a brother, a son, and someday, a father. That will bring honor to Jonah. Josslyn says, it’s like he has a radar or something. Every time she needs him, he’s right there. He says, that’s what big brothers are for, and hugs her.

Sonny apologizes to Carly, saying, it was a cheap shot about Jax. Carly forgives him, but says they can’t do that anymore. They need each other. Sonny says he doesn’t want to fight anymore. He asks if she thinks the baby will be as stubborn as her. She says they’ll have to wait and see. They exchange I love yous, and kiss.

Julian walks Brad to the door. Brad says, once the truth comes out, Lucas loses Wiley. Julian says, not necessarily, but Brad says Lucas wouldn’t want to keep another person’s child, no matter who it is, and it’s his own nephew. Julian says it’s messed up, and Brad says, here’s where they are. Lucas loses his son, and loses him. Either Sonny kills him, or he goes to jail for the rest of his life. Lucas will despise him, and even if he doesn’t, divorce him. Is that what Julian wants for his son? Julian asks, what kind of question is that? Brad says, any way they slice it, Lucas loses his family unless Julian gets rid of Obrecht.

Tomorrow, Lulu accuses Olivia of lying to Leo, Laura tells Jordan that Valentin isn’t giving them the whole story about Cassandra, and Sonny says they’ve got the wrong guy

The Real Housewives of Orange County

It’s Annabelle’s 6th birthday, and the party begins. She tells her guests that they have hair color and face paint, and they’re going to play games. In her interview, Emily says she’s from Ohio. When it was her birthday, her mom picked up a cake from the grocery store, and maybe there was a balloon. It’s competitive in the Orange County birthday party scene. She can’t keep track anymore of who had the biggest bouncy castle or the petting zoo. Everyone sings Happy Birthday, and Annabelle blows out her candles. Gina runs in, apologizing for being late. In her interview, she says, it’s hard to get out of the house. She has three little kids, and it’s difficult when you have to Uber everywhere.

As Kelly and Shannon walk, Kelly says Gina got on her nerves, and admits she was attacking everyone. Shannon says, pretty much, and we flash back to Kelly saying, eff off, everybody. Kelly says, if this chick had her life intact, she could give advice, but Gina is in no position. Shannon says, everything fell apart. When she got back from L.A., she got a phone call from her attorney friend. He said the police were scheduled to arrest Gina that Friday. She would have been in there all weekend. Um… you’re not her only friends, and her parents probably would have gotten her out. Shannon says, all the stars aligned for it not to happen. The craziest thing is, she and Gina are getting along. Kelly says she felt attacked, and Shannon says it wasn’t meant that way. She tells Kelly that Emily sent her a text, saying her apology was sincere, and she hopes they move forward. Kelly says she’s going to Vegas. She went to see Emily practice, but she’d never have the confidence. She imitates Emily’s dancing, gyrating on Shannon.

It’s piñata time. Too bad it’s not Shane’s head. In Emily’s interview, Annabelle joins her, and Emily asks if mommy did a good job planning her party. Annabelle whispers something to her, and Emily says she got 100. Gina tells Emily about almost getting arrested in front of her kids. Emily says she got taken away in an ambulance in front of her kids. In Gina’s interview, she says Emily isn’t listening. Medical care versus being handcuffed, put in a paddy wagon, and taken to the clink are not the same thing. Gina tells Emily that she and Shannon went furniture shopping, and Shannon is like her best friend now. Emily says, that was rude, and Gina tells her that Shannon didn’t take her spot. They hug, and Gina says Emily is irreplaceable.

Shannon tells Kelly that they all need a break from the drama. She found a place in Arizona that’s a retreat. You can work out, but it’s also spiritual. She thought it would be a good idea if they all went. That includes Vicki. Kelly says she’ll never talk to Vicki again, but Shannon just wants everyone to have the opportunity to heal. In Kelly’s interview, she says she knows it will be a disaster. Vicki and wellness is like oil and water. That sh*t doesn’t mix. Shannon says maybe they’ll make peace, but Kelly says, it’s not okay even being in the same room. Shannon says when she and Vicki got to that point, she got a bit of peace. We flash back to the reunion where they hugged it out. Shannon says there were parts of the friendship she missed. She’d appreciate it if Kelly gave it a go. In Shannon’s interview, she says she knows Kelly and Vicki once had a close friendship, and hopes over time, Kelly will do exactly what she’s doing.

Eddie does some grilling. Spencer just woke up, and comes downstairs. Tamra says he’s like an old man, and Spencer says his mental age is 45. She asks what hers is. Eddie tells him to just pull a number out of his ass. Spencer looks at her palm, and says, seven. Tamra tells Eddie that Spencer is going to be lead trainer at Starbuck’s. Spencer says he knows enough now that he’ll get paid for training people. In Tamra’s interview, she says she’s proud of Spencer. He’s going to school full-time, and has a job. He’s trying to juggle it all. He even broke up with his girlfriend to concentrate on school. The producer asks where he got that from, and Tamra says, f**k if she knows. She asks if Spencer has talked to Ryan, and he says Ryan claims he called him a Nazi, and he didn’t. We flash back to Ryan telling Tamra that Spencer called him a racist. Spencer says Ryan blocked him, but it’s not like he did anything. Ryan is closed-minded. He thinks Ryan will never apologize. He doesn’t need an apology, but wouldn’t mind Ryan being more open-minded and more understanding though. In her interview, Tamra says she doesn’t like family members not talking. Like the situation with her daughter. We flash back to that, and she says they have no relationship. It’s still a scary feeling, because she doesn’t know what tomorrow holds. It’s time the boys resolve their issue. Tamra tells Spencer, Ryan isn’t a bad person, and Spencer agrees he isn’t. Tamra says he’s not happy with who he is. Spencer adds Ryan has daddy issues. When he was young, they were busy a lot, and weren’t telling Ryan what to do. It’s probably why he has a problem with authority. Tamra says, it’s her fault, but Spencer tells her, he’s not saying it’s her fault. In Tamra’s interview, she says she raised Ryan at 18, and he had no structure. Simon changed his life. We flash back to the Simon days, when he and Ryan butted heads. She says he doesn’t like rules, and she feels guilty, because he’s kind of struggling now. She tells Spencer, the bottom line is they’re brothers. Spencer says, half-brothers. Tamra says they have the same mother, and they need to get along. Spencer should be the one to initiate it, since he’s more mature. Spencer says Ryan is 30, and Tamra says, well, Spencer is 45.

Kelly can’t find her phone, and asks Jolie to call it. Jolie asks her phone to call mommy dearest. Kelly doesn’t know if that’s very nice, but Jolie thinks it’s funny. Kelly finds her phone, and calls brother Jared. She tells him about being invited to the health and wellness weekend at Miraval. She doesn’t know if she’s going to go, but it would be nice to see family. Jared says Eric reached out and texted him, apologizing. In Kelly’s interview, she says her mother and her little brother Eric lived with her. It was only supposed to be a few months, but it turned into a year and a half. She felt like they took advantage, and we flash back to that. She says she and her mom had a huge fight, and they moved back to Arizona. It was two years ago. Jared knows she has issues with their mom, but she’s more fragile now. He thinks it’s the meds giving her low blood pressure. They have to get things back to where they were, but he doesn’t want to upset her. Kelly says she wants Jolie to see her, and starts to cry, saying she was close to her nana. Jared says their mom misses Jolie, and it kills her not to see her granddaughter. Kelly tells him, she never said her mom couldn’t see Jolie. In Jolie’s interview, she says she feels bad they’re going through this. She wants to be in their lives and see them. She thinks if they just talk it over, they could work it out. They need to get over the bad stuff, and leave the negativity behind. Kelly says she’s glad she has Jared as a brother, and she loves him. She tells Jolie that she’s sorry she never gave her a brother or sister, and asks if she misses nanny. Jolie says she does, and Kelly goes downstairs.

In her interview, Kelly explains that Brian rented the place below her. He’s there two nights a week, and they’re kind of moving slow. He hasn’t moved in with her entirely, but there are a lot of perks. She says she told Shannon what they did. We see a clip of her  telling Shannon that they had sex all morning, for two hours. Brian laughs, and she says she talked to Jared about the whole situation. He said their mom is in a fragile state. She wants to see her, and Brian says she just has one mom. He lost his dad suddenly, and asks if her mom passed tomorrow, would she be okay? Would she have said what she needed to say? You don’t choose who your family is. Maybe they’ll figure things out, but she might have to be the bigger person. Kelly gets weepy, and says she would never not talk to Jolie. She would beg to talk to talk to her.

Dr. Deb and Braunwyn take a walk near the beach where Deb was married. Deb says Braunwyn was three weeks old. In her interview, Braunwyn says her grandparents Mama Jo and Daddy Ray were a sort of foundation for her. They were the most nurturing people in her childhood, and were around the most. She asks how the boys were, and Deb says, good. Braunwyn says she didn’t appreciate that Deb’s sister came to the house. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says her mother was watching the twins in the desert. She dropped them by her mother’s house, and her aunt showed up. She’s not allowed to be around them. It’s her one line in the sand. Deb says, when people aren’t well, you have to love them. Braunwyn tells Deb that her sister says inappropriate, awful things, and can’t go ten minutes without insulting Braunwyn to her kids. She always embarrassed Braunwyn in front of her friends when she was a kid. It was awkward and uncomfortable, and she’s not taking a chance with her own children. It’s the one line she’s drawn. She says it’s hard for her bring up things up to Deb, because Deb shuts her down. She’s trying to get better with it. In her interview, Braunwyn says she would always shrink into herself in front of her mom. Either Deb wasn’t around or she felt Deb was judging her. In order to not get hurt, she would shut down. It’s indicative of most of her relationships. We flash back to the bus, where she moved her seat when the women confronted her. She says she’s trying not to do that, and stand her ground more instead of running. She says she’s glad the boys had fun, but it’s going to be harder for her to let Deb take the kids. She had one rule, and it got broken. It’s not cool. Deb gets it, and Braunwyn thanks her for understanding.

Shannon visits Tamra, and tells her about the wellness retreat. She says they have different activities, and there’s a spiritual side, but there are also fun things. Like visiting a beehive for a honey tasting. She says Gina needs a break, and so does Tamra. Shannon wants the nastiness to die down. She’s tired of the low blows and cruelty. Vicki and Kelly need to stop it. Tamra says she’s on Kelly’s side. Vicki hasn’t learned anything. Shannon says she needs to talk to Vicki. She can’t keep being delusional. Tamra says, tell her, and see how it works out. Shannon says she’s going to tell Vicki to own her sh*t. If she wants to be friends with the group, she’ll have to swallow her pride. Tamra calls Vicki, and asks if they can come by. Vicki says they can. Tamra tells Shannon, it’s gonna be a sh*t show.

Braunwyn and Gina go to a trampoline fitness class. Braunwyn says she’s only bounced on a trampoline with her kids, and Gina says she’s doing the new age L.A. workout circuit. Gina doesn’t think something fun can be a workout, but after bouncing a while, she feels sick, and leaves to throw up. In her interview, she says, when she was younger, she could bounce forever and not even think about it. Surrounded by OC jumping robots, she can’t get halfway through without tossing her cookies. The instructor says, it kills you, then you think it’s fun. Braunwyn tells Gina that her mom is having dinner with the group. In her interview, she says her mom wants to meet the women she’s hanging out with. They’ve helped Braunwyn face uncomfortable truths, and be a better person. Gina says she has the kids, and can’t come. Braunwyn wishes Gina was coming to Vegas with her and Kelly. Gina says Emily was upset with her about that, and kept pushing it. She loves Emily, but she’s coming off the heels of a horrible mistake. In Gina’s interview, she says she’s facing the biggest legal issue she’s ever had. and it’s not a good look for her to be partying in Vegas. She doesn’t understand how her friend doesn’t see what’s going on. Braunwyn tells her that everyone else on stage is topless, and girls are making out in front of Emily. Gina thinks Emily has something going on, like how men have a midlife crisis. Braunwyn says she had one, and ended up in the hospital. She’d rather be on a stage in Vegas.

Vicki puts out food for Shannon and Tamra. Tamra says she has PTSD after Eddie’s heart issues. She thinks about dying all the time, and wants to be stuffed. Vicki says she can’t do that, but Tamra says she’s too claustrophobic to be put the ground, a wall, or a vase. Shannon says she’s enjoying this conversation – not. In Tamra’s interview, she says, hey, there’s mom standing in the corner. She also wouldn’t mind torturing Eddie if he remarries. Shannon tells Vicki about the spa trip, saying it has the traditional spa amenities, and she’s hopeful everyone come. Vicki asks if Boring-wyn is coming, and Tamra asks what she just called Braunwyn. Vicki says, someone called her that, and Tamra says she just did. Vicki says she’s just repeating what someone told her. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Vicki loves to talk sh*t, and then say it’s just what she heard. We flash back to a half-dozen times when Vicki did that. Shannon wants Vicki and Kelly to go. She’s not saying they’ll emerge the way they were, but she wants the low blows to stop. Tamra says part of the nastiness is Vicki putting seeds out in the universe. Vicki says she wants peace, but she’s not going to be Kelly’s punching bag or pin cushion. She doesn’t deserve it. She’s not the type of girl to sit back and take it. Shannon says it happened to her last week, and Emily looked like a dumbass. Tamra says if Vicki wants to move forward, and Kelly throws a bomb, don’t react. Vicki says at some point, it has to stop, but if Kelly attacks her, they have to defend her and tell Kelly to stop. Shannon says if she sees nastiness on any side, Vicki will hear her say something. Vicki says she has no desire to hurt Kelly.

Braunwyn and Deb arrive at Breadcrumb for the group dinner. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says her friends always love Deb. The women have already met her through social media, but this will be the first time they’re meeting face-to-face. Deb tells Braunwyn that she brought gifts for the ladies. Tamra joins them, with Shannon and Kelly close behind. In Kelly’s interview, she says Deb looks a little bit like Betsey Johnson. I say, a little bit? They look like sisters. In their interviews, Shannon says she loves Deb’s style. Tamra says she keeps looking at her to find something new. Kelly says, she has great energy. Tamra says she kind of wants what Deb’s having. Deb and Braunwyn get in a weird argument about a ring Braunwyn is wearing. Deb wants it back, but Braunwyn says Deb gave it to her. Deb tells her, stop banging it and drawing it to her attention then. It’s pretty big, and I don’t think you’d have to bang it to draw attention to it. Kelly asks about Deb’s husband, who’s some kind of neurosurgeon. Deb says they met when he was 19, and she was 27; she loves younger men. She’s been with him 37 years. In Tamra’s interview, she says, seeing Deb, and her ability not give a f**k, she wants to be Dr. Tam when she gets older. Shannon asks how long Deb is going to be there, and Deb says until she’s not needed. Braunwyn says she’s babysitting the kids when they go to Vegas.

Ugh. Shane’s home. Emily shows him her dancing shoes for Vegas. He says, they look like Wicked Witch of the West shoes. She puts them on, and says she was practicing her dance. He asks if she’s exhausted by the time she gets her shoes on. She asks him to come over the couch and talk. He reluctantly does, and she says she’s going to Vegas to dance. He says, good for her. She asks if he’s going to take care of the kids, and he says, no; he’s going to neglect them. She says she hasn’t seen him for two weeks, and there’s been no communicating. He says he was focused, and she says she didn’t want him not to pass the bar, so she left him alone. He say she texted nasty things before he left, and she tells him, she said she was sorry. We see the texts, and at worst, she sounds annoyed, unless they’re not showing everything. For having such a smart mouth though, Shane is uber sensitive. She suggests a mediator might help them communicate better. She feels upset and resentful toward him, and thinks he does too. Shane thinks she communicates her feelings well. She says she has a problem with how he talks to her, and he says, this is turning into a Shane bashing session. (What did I just say?) She says he has a condescending tone, and he’s sarcastic all the time. In Shane’s interview, he says he doesn’t think the sarcasm is to the degree Emily says. He thinks she’s using sarcasm as a blanket excuse to cover everything. She tells him that she doesn’t like being the butt of his jokes. She says, tell me you love me, and he says, you love me. I actually wouldn’t mind Shane’s humor so much if he balanced it out with acting like a human. I come from a long line of sarcastic people, but we’re able to communicate in other ways too.

Deb hands out good-sized quartz crystals in velvet bags. Braunwyn tells Deb that Shannon is into new age healing. We flash back to some of Shannon’s many visits to Dr. Moon. Deb says she is too. In Tamra’s interview, she says Shannon doesn’t hold a candle to Deb. She brings it to a new level. Deb asks if Shannon has an altar in her home, and Shannon says she has crystals hanging in her home for feng shui. In her interview, Tamra says, Deb probably has crystals hanging from her vagina. Shannon asks Kelly if she’s coming on the wellness trip, but Kelly says she doesn’t want to see Vicki. Tamra wonders if Kelly could act like Vicki’s not there. Deb says she might never meet Vicki, and Braunwyn says Vicki can be very reactive, and goes immediately below the belt. In her opinion, Vicki is insecure. Tamra says Vicki loves to say she knows something about so-and-so that no one else knows, but she’s not saying anything. Shannon says she and Tamra spoke to Vicki, and she thought the conversation was encouraging. Vicki was apologetic. She wants the cruelty to end, and says she doesn’t want to fight. Kelly says, she wants the cruelty to end now? Shannon says she’s going to the bathroom. When she gets back, she’d like to hear that Kelly has changed her tune.

Tamra tells Kelly that she has good energy to back her up. Good energy outweighs the bad energy. She has Kelly’s back. In Kelly’s interview, she wonders if they do exorcisms in Arizona. She thinks that’s what it would take to make Vicki a good person. But she’s not going to let Vicki win. She’s not backing down from that old washed-up bitch. Shannon returns, and asks if there’s been any progress. Tamra says, Kelly is coming. We flash back to Vicki meeting Braunwyn, and Tamra tells her about Vicki calling her Boring-wyn. Braunwyn says she’s not boring, and she’ll deflect from Kelly as much as possible. Bring it on. Shannon says when she has peace, she’s a better person . She’s not saying they’ll be best friends, but they can get to a place where they can co-exist. In Shannon’s interview, she says she feels positive, and has high hopes for the trip. Tamra suggests she carry the crystal Deb gave her.

Next time, Emily dances in Vegas, the wellness trip happens, and Gina’s lawyer thinks she should plead guilty.

👠 Back To Her Runway Roots…

Looks like Tinsley is starting to get her NYC mojo back.

https://pagesix.com/2019/09/07/tinsley-mortimer-is-returning-to-the-nyfw-runway/

💃 Moving Forward…

Bethenny keeps fighting the good fight.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/bethenny-frankel-helps-hurricane-victims-bahamas/

Even though a-holes will be a-holes – i.e. Tamra.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/tamra-judge-slams-bethenny-frankels-rhony-departure/

💸 Speaking of That…

Ah-ha! In Nelson voice.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/tamra-judge-battles-insurance-company-over-jim-bellino-lawsuit/

😐 Irreplaceable…

LVP can never be replaced, but I would have thought they’d try a little harder.

https://radaronline.com/photos/kyle-richards-shoots-rhobh-with-new-co-star-sutton-stracke/

🔮 Let the Karma Begin…

Looks like Camille was kinda, sorta right about PK.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/09/rhobh-star-dorit-kemsley-grilled-over-husbands-legal-casedorit-kemsley-gets-grilled-in-court-over-money-in-husbands-legal-case/

🐫 Oh, Mike…

It might be Wednesday, but it feels like Friday to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2019 – Scotty Makes a Plan B, the Captain Confronts Travis, a Thought, New World & Tuesday Cheer

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sonny goes to Charlie’s, and asks Julian if there’s any problem with the sale. Julian says, there’s been a temporary delay. He has some details to deal with before he hands it over to Olivia. Sonny thinks it will pass inspection. Julian asks, in return for what?

Michael sees Willow at the hospital, and asks if everything is okay. She says, it’s never been better. She had an interview for a pediatric teacher at GH, and it went great. Good thing she’s not an English teacher. She says she’d love to work with kids again. Michael says he’s on the board, and they’d be lucky to have her. He’ll tell them that. She says she has a good feeling so far, and asks how Sasha is. He says, she’s out of danger, and headed toward a full recovery. She doesn’t know yet, but a room full of flowers is being delivered. Willow says, go big or go home. She’s glad to hear Sasha is better, and Michael says, between Sasha’s recovery and Willow’s new job, it sounds like they’re headed for a good spell. It’s way overdo. Brad comes by with Wiley, and Michael says, this day keeps getting better.

Jordan looks at a map, and tells Curtis, they confirmed Drew’s takeoff, and have the window of when the plane was in the air. Curtis asks her to tell him Drew’s plane was spotted, and he’s alive and well.

Andre opens his eyes to find Monica by his bed. She says she’s been reviewing his chart. His levels are good, and he’s maintaining. He says, that’s good to hear. When you see the Chief of Staff in your room, you think it’s dire circumstances. She says he sure knows how to make an entrance. He says her staff saved his life, and he’s grateful. He didn’t expect it, the way he left things. She says, maybe he can make up for his mistake. He tells her if this is karma, he’s hoping to improve his. She asks if that’s why he came back; to restore Franco’s memory? With his experience, she’s worried he’ll be successful. He doesn’t follow, and she says if he restores Franco’s memory, he’ll erase the memories of Drew’s life, and all the things she never had a chance to know. If he pulls it off, she never will. I can’t express how surprised and annoyed I am that Monica’s focus is solely on herself, when the only two people it involves are Franco and Drew. And in the grand scheme, how important could it possibly be? She does not need to know about his third grade teacher.

On the phone, Franco wants Scotty to push harder to get the charges dropped, and get the ankle monitor off. Scotty tells Franco to trust him. He has a plan to secure Franco’s freedom. Franco says, if Scotty can’t manage that, he’s getting a new lawyer. After Scotty is finished with the call, Elizabeth says he doesn’t have to tell her what Franco said. He wants his freedom so he can be with the woman he loves. A woman who’s not her.

At Kelly’s, Sam tells Jason the charter company refuses to give her any more information. Jason says, the cops and WSB are involved now. Sam says, Drew’s plane disappeared almost 24 hours ago.

Sonny tells Julian, the coffee is bad. It’s too bad he stopped serving Corinthos premium blend. Julian says, the price is too steep, and hopes Sonny gives Olivia a discount. Sonny says he’s going to do everything to help make the new and improved Charlie’s Pub a success. Julian asks if Sonny is there to tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out, but Sonny says, on the contrary. He came to give Julian a goodbye present. He gives Julian an envelope of cash, and Julian says, what gives? Sonny says Julian has something he wants, and he’s paying for it.

Michael holds Wiley, and asks if Wiley missed him. Willow asks why they’re at the hospital, and Brad says Wiley is supposed to be in daycare, but he was being fussy. He decided to bring Wiley home. Michael says, Wiley misses his godfather. He asks if Wiley is sick, but Brad says, no. He just has overly protective parents who love him. Willow says they’re awesome parents, and Michael tells Brad that’s what Obrecht said in the elevator. Brad asks what she said exactly.

Jordan points out the line of the approximate flight pattern, and Curtis says, there are escalating tensions there. He says, they were flying over international airways, right? Jordan says, the WSB has no reason to suspect there was hostile action in the air or on the ground. Curtis says, what about on the plane, like a skyjacking? She says, Drew was the only passenger.

In his hotel room, Franco does push-ups. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Monica. She asks if she can come in, calling him Drew.

Elizabeth tells Scotty, Cameron was in the park, and walked up on Franco and Kim kissing. She’s guessing it was passionate, since Cameron seemed pretty shocked. He overheard Franco ask if Kim would leave town with him. Thank God for the ankle monitor. Scotty asks what Kim said, and she says, Kim didn’t agree, but she didn’t refuse. Franco is determined to leave as soon as the monitor is off. Scotty says, that could be sooner than later. Chase didn’t identify himself as a cop. At best, it will be a misdemeanor. The moment the ankle monitor comes off, Franco is going, with or without Kim. Elizabeth asks if there’s nothing more he can do, and he says he’s still working on the plan to commit Franco to Shadybrook. Elizabeth asks if it’s possible, and he says, there’s a legal precedent. As Franco’s wife, she can have him committed and make medical decisions for him. He’ll file the paperwork, but wants her to know something. In their quest to win him back, they might run the risk of losing him altogether. I’m wondering why they’re not more on top of that plan already.

Jason tells Sam, they know Drew met up with Andre, and booked him a flight back to Port Charles. After Andre got back, he got in a car he’d thought Drew arranged, got stabbed, and Drew never arrived. Andre getting stabbed and Drew’s plane vanishing can’t be a coincidence.

Julian tells Sonny, one of the many perks of leaving Port Charles is not having to do business with him. Sonny hears him. He says his dad has a real affection for Charlie’s. Julian says, he has a fondness for the basement, and what’s buried there. Sonny says Mike loves the old photos. If Julian has more, he’d like to buy them. Julian says he has a full box in the back; why? Sonny says he wants them for his dad’s room at Turning Woods; a link to the past. Mike is getting old and fading. It will give him something to hold on to for as long as possible. Julian tells him to keep his money. The photos aren’t for sale.

Michael tells Brad, Obrecht was surprisingly human. She said Wiley was lucky to have two loving dads. Willow says, Wiley is lucky. Why is Brad upset? Michael says, Obrecht can be snarky, not to mention dangerous, but she seemed sincere. Brad says, she’s most dangerous when she’s being sincere. He forgot there’s something he has to do, and hopes Wiley isn’t upset to go back to daycare. Michael suggests Brad leave him, and Willow says they have the time. Brad says Bobbie was supposed to pick him up. He’ll tell her to come there instead. Michael says they got this. Brad says Wiley is his whole life, and tells Wiley to never forget that. He leaves, and Michael apologizes for volunteering Willow. She says she’s not complaining. Any time with Wiley is a gift. Michael says she must have mixed feelings, and she says, it’s indescribable. She loves Wiley completely. She knows he’ll never be hers, and his fathers are just being nice, but she also knows it has to be awkward. Michael says she did the hardest thing; giving Wiley a great life. She says, Wiley has two amazing dads, but his godfather is pretty terrific.

Franco thanks Monica. He appreciates her calling him Drew. She says that’s how he knows himself, and ow she gets a chance she never thought she’d have. He’s experienced Drew’s past when there was no way before now. He asks what she wants from him, and she says she wants to know all about his past; his youth, his upbringing. She wants to know about his first crush. All the little details she would have known if she’d had the chance to raise him.

Elizabeth asks Scotty, what alternative do they have? Should she ask Andre to wipe her memory as well, so she can forget that she loves Franco and what that love means? He’s her husband, and she wants him back. Scotty says, he does too, but what if it doesn’t work? Then what? He’s institutionalized, and living life in limbo? His spirit will be taken. He’ll be talking to a service dog named Coco, and he’ll hate and blame them. Is she wiling to run that risk?

Sam asks Jason, who else would be threatened by Drew’s memories? Jason calls Jordan, and asks if she has any updates. Jordan asks how soon he and Sam can get there? He says they’re on their way.

Elizabeth tells Scotty that she needs to see Andre, and ask if can do the procedure. They can decide after that. In the meantime, just try and stall. Jason and Sam walk by, and she asks if there’s any news. Sam says they’re on their way to see Jordan, and Jason says they’ll let her know. They move on, and Scotty says he has an idea where they don’t have to commit him, and he won’t hate them. Elizabeth asks, how? and he says, plan B. He tells her, go see Andre, and he’ll do what he does best. When she’s gone, he calls Sonny.

Sonny says he should have known Julian would leave like he came. Julian says Sonny’s money is no good. He’ll give him the box. Sonny asks, what’s the catch? but Julian says, there is none. He likes Mike; he’s a good guy, and Julian doesn’t need the photos. He hopes that one day Leo takes care of him as well as Sonny is taking care of Mike. He’ll drop the photos off at Turning Woods. Sonny says he takes back calling Julian classless, but it doesn’t change their relationship. Julian says, understood. Sonny gets a text saying Scotty needs to see him. Brad comes in, and Sonny says, Wiley is getting bigger every day. Brad says he just left Wiley with Michael, and Sonny says, he’s in good hands. He tells Julian, bon voyage, and leaves. Brad asks Julian what he means, and Julian says they were settling an account. From the desperate look in Brad’s eye, he can tell there’s a problem. Brad says, the problem’s name is Obrecht.

Willow says Michael as a way with little ones; it’s his positivity. She’s seen it over and over, with her class, and with his little sister. He’s not naïve, but not cold either. He sees the good, and the possibility of good. He says they have plenty to be positive about. Sasha is on the mend. Willow says she’s moving in with Chase, and he says, it’s a big step. Congrats. She says, Shiloh is behind bars and out of her life, and Wiley’s too. Michael raises Wiley’s sippy cup, and says, to happy endings.

Jordan tells Curtis, the plane never made it from point A to point B. Curtis says it’s five thousand miles of desert. They could be anywhere or nowhere. Jordan says she has no location, and no more information. They ran a check on the aircraft, and everything was in order. Jason and Sam arrive, and Jason asks, what’s wrong? Sam says she’d been talking to the charter company, but they shut her off. Jordan says they need a deeper dive. The pilot and co-pilot don’t exist. They’re just names, photos, and resumes. They’re ghosts. Curtis says, whoever the pilot is, is anonymous, and Jason adds, as anonymous as the guy who tried to kill Andre.

Elizabeth visits Andre, and he says she thought she’d seen the last of him, huh? She asks how he is. She’s sorry this happened. He asks how Jake is, and she says, good. He was good, until someone turned his stepfather in to a stranger. He says Einstein regretted his role in devising the atom bomb. Andre knows how he felt. If he could turn the clock back, and destroy his research, he would. He promised Drew that he’d try to undo it; that’s why he came back. Someone was willing kill him to stop him. Elizabeth is glad they failed, for his sake and Franco’s. She asks him to tell her if it’s possible to restore Franco’s true memories. Can he bring Franco back to her?

Sonny meets Scotty outside Charlie’s. He says, it had better be important. Scotty says, it’s important enough that he’s coming to Sonny with his hat in his hand. He needs help, and as much as he hates to admit it, Sonny might be his only hope.

Jason explains that Drew had gone to return money Shiloh stole. Shiloh and another guy were stealing fuel, and selling it on the black market, and Drew found out. Shiloh’s partner got killed, but not before he went back to the US and hid the money. Sam says Drew knew where it was, and Jason says he went back to Afghanistan to donate it to humanitarian efforts. Sam says he got a location on Andre, and went to Ethiopia to get him, Jason says, two missions, and two possible motives to prevent Andre from restoring Franco’s memory, and prevent Drew from his destination. Shiloh doesn’t need access to Drew’s memories anymore, and why risk a possible murder charge? Someone else must need to stop them both. Jordan says, someone with the resources to do that.   

Andre tells Elizabeth that he wouldn’t have left if he didn’t think there was a chance of success. Elizabeth asks, how much? and Andre says they both know there’s no certainty in medicine. His research suggests, since Franco never lost his memories the same way Drew did, he might have a chance at a reversal. But even if Andre recovers in record time, there’s another factor. It’s untried with a lot of risks. What if Franco doesn’t agree to be treated?

Monica asks how Franco likes his accommodations. He says, everything is temporary; the ankle monitor, his digs. Drew gave him money, but he’ll probably go through it pretty quickly. Monica says she can help him, but he says, no thanks. As soon as the monitor is off, he’ll be on his way. No offense. It’s just easier. Monica tells him, he knows what they say about the wheels of justice, and he asks if she’s telling him with the Quartermaine influence, it will take longer. She says she could, but won’t. The last thing she wants is for him to stay against his will. He asks how he can help her, and she says, tell her about his past; growing up. What’s his favorite movie, and his taste in music? He says, Lawrence of Arabia. Unless it’s around the holidays. Then, It’s a Wonderful Life. The story about a man who sees the world the way it would be if he never existed, and gets a second chance. She says it’s her favorite movie too.

Sonny asks what makes Scotty think he’d lift a finger to help Franco. Scotty says Franco became someone who could be admired. He traded places with Cameron, and did everything to bring Ryan in. Sonny says, that doesn’t excuse what he did. Like it or not, his son has a horrible history. Scotty says they all have histories, don’t they? Franco had his history stolen from him. He had his life with Elizabeth and her sons stolen. Sonny knows what like to lose a son, and Scotty knows what it’s like to lose a daughter. Sonny asks if Scotty is saying he owes him, but Scotty tells him that he’s saying, from one father to another, they’d lay their lives down for their kids. He’s just trying to save his. Sonny says he understands Scotty’s motive. What does he want?

Julian tells Brad, stop borrowing trouble, and leave it alone. Brad says, Obrecht was there when Wiley was born. Obrecht delivered Wiley. I’d actually forgotten that. Julian asks how she delivered Wiley, and Brad says, karma. He’s wondering if it’s one huge cosmic joke. Of all people, why the hell was it her? He knows her, and she could blow the whole thing. They could lose Wiley. Julian asks how Obrecht delivered a homeless woman’s baby? She was in police custody, and escaped. There was an accident on highway, and the prison van almost hit the car Michael was driving. He says, son of a bitch, Brad. Brad says, see how bad it is? Julian says, Nelle walked away, and gave birth to a stillborn son, but Brad says, she didn’t. Obrecht helped deliver her baby. Julian says, Sonny Corinthos’s grandson is Wiley. Brad stole Sonny’s grandson, and dragged him into it.

Willow says she’s excited, and Michael is confident she’ll get the job. He’ll put in a good word. She says, being around Wiley adds to her excitement. She tells him, she’s sorry. Here she is going on about being given a second chance to be with her little boy. She asks him to forgive her for being inconsiderate, but he says, it’s totally fine. He’s happy for her, and Wiley. He looks at Wiley, and says, he never noticed before…

Franco says, who doesn’t want to see an angel get wings? Monica says, it’s one thing she knows that she didn’t know yesterday. She’d like to know a lot more while there’s still time. He says he has nothing but time. That’s what he hears from his lawyer anyway. He says he’ll tell all of his stories; the orphanage, his time in the service, meeting Kim. Monica says, and in return? He tells her, Scotty is doing everything he can to keep the case open, and the monitor on his ankle. In turn, he could use the Quartermaine influence to turn that around get his freedom. She’s sure there’s a way to expedite the hearing, and he says, they have a deal. They shake hands.

Scotty tells Sonny, just between them, there’s a chance Franco could be Franco again, but he’s not sure Franco wants to go back be the guy he was. Sonny doesn’t blame him. Scotty says, Bobbie told him that Sonny was trying hard to help Dante, but Sonny says, the situation is different. Scotty says, here’s the deal. There may come a time when he needs to detain his son from leaving Port Charles. If that day comes, will Sonny help him?

Elizabeth tells Andre, let her worry about Franco’s consent. He needs to work on getting better. He says he doesn’t want to mislead her. It may not work way the way they want or at all. She asks if this could be permanent, and he says, that’s one possibility. She asks what the odds are that Franco will come back, and he says, one in four. She asks, what are the other three possible outcomes?

Sam says if Andre can describe his assailant, maybe they can be questioned. Jordan says, that’s definitely the way to go. Once they have a name, they can find a link to Drew. She’ll try to set something up with Monica. Jordan’s phone rings. She listens, then asks them to repeat it. She understands, and asks them to update her when they know more. She says, the WSB found wreckage in the Gulf of Aden. It’s Drew’s plane, and there’s no sign of survivors.

Michael tells Willow, Wiley doesn’t look like Shiloh. He guesses that’s a blessing. Willow says now that he mentions it, Wiley doesn’t look like her either. Michael tells her, his mom said blond, bald babies all look like Winston Churchill. Josslyn did. Willow asks if Josslyn knows he’s comparing her to Winston Churchill, and he says, she grew out of it. Him, Josslyn, and Wiley looked exactly the same. When they were Wiley’s age, they looked like triplets.

Brad tries to jet, but Julian says, no he doesn’t. Nelle is Wiley’s birth mother, and Michael is his birth father, right?

Scotty tells Sonny, there may be a way to reverse Franco’s memory , but he’s hell bent on leaving town. He punched s cop, and he’s wearing an ankle monitor, and Scotty can drag that out, but he may have to make alternate arrangements. Sonny says he’ll take it into consideration. Scotty says, legally, he can’t keep Franco in town. Can he count on Sonny and his goons to keep him there? Sonny says, from one father to another, he’ll do his best, but he can’t make promises.

Elizabeth says she needs to know all the possible outcomes, and Andre says, one, it works. Franco’s memory is restored. Two, there’s no effect. Franco retains Drew’s memories. Three, Drew’s memories intensify, and Franco has greater recall of Drew’s life. And four, the physical trauma is too much to bear, and Franco is left in a permanent vegetative state.

Jordan says she needs to touch base with Robert. She tells Curtis maybe Robert’s contacts at the WSB can help. She leaves, and Curtis tells Sam that he knows whatever he might say isn’t enough, so he’s just going to speak from his heart. This is Drew Cane they’re talking about. He’s going to be okay.

Monica asks if Franco wouldn’t be more comfortable in the family house. She clarifies that it’s her house. Her husband gave it to her as a wedding present, but in the decades since, the whole family has been living there. Drew has stayed there, and they have plenty of room. He says that’s not part of the deal, and she says she just thought it would save him money. There’s a knock at the door, and Franco says it’s probably Scotty. Monica opens  the door, and it’s Jason. He says he’s there see Franco, but he has something important to tell her too.

Tomorrow, Peter asks why Andre is still alive, Elizabeth says Kim is making things worse, Brad admits to Julian that he stole Sonny’s grandson, and Carly tells Sonny, the sooner he admits it, the better it will be for everyone.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Ben tosses Travis into the taxi, and tells him to effing lay down. In his interview, Ben says Travis is paralytic. He makes Travis sit in between Jack and Aesha, so he doesn’t fall out the door. Aesha says, he just has to sleep it off. Ben and João get him back on the boat, where he passes out.

In Hannah’s interview, she says Anastasia isn’t on her game. She wants to give Anastasia a simple task for a confidence boost. She needs to up her game. Hannah sends Anastasia to look for table décor, while Ben shops for supplies. When he gets up, Travis asks what happened, and finds out he came back and went to bed. In his interview, he says after a black out, there’s always a bit of dread. He’s been working two years with no time off. He’s sick of the lifestyle, and drinking is a bit of an escape. João asks, what’s happening? and Colin says, I’m dying; kill me. In her interview, Captain Sandy says Travis is a strong deckhand, but she smells alcohol on his breath. It’s not the first time, and it concerns her.

Ben and Anastasia go to Old Town Antibes. In Anastasia’s interview, she says she’d pick third stew over chef any day. Ben says the shop displays are incredible. He wants to use the French market culture to give him inspiration for the next level. He asks for silver plated domes, and the shopkeeper goes to look for them. In Ben’s interview, he says it wasn’t the greatest start, but he knows his strengths and weaknesses. He doesn’t want to set himself up for failure. If he fails, the whole boat fails. Anastasia isn’t finding anything, and he tells her, think outside the box . She says she’s trying, but she’d rather go back empty-handed than bring crap.

Aesha finds her stuffed toys sitting on the bunk, one with a beer, and the other with a cigarette in its mouth. In her interview, she says it’s every girl’s dream to have a thoughtful guy. When he’s hidden her teddies, she knows Jack has thought about her. The producer thinks she said titties, and Aesha dies laughing. Anastasia tells Hannah that she couldn’t find anything except classic bullsh*t from China. In Hannah’s interview, she says, as the chief stew, anything that’s wrong in the interior is her fault. Captain Sandy radios Hannah, João, and Ben for a preference sheet meeting.

The primaries are Jennifer and Patrick, and they’re bringing their close friends. The entire group wants to advantage of whatever the yacht and crew have to offer. One guest is allergic to a lot of stuff, and Ben says she got a rough hand, but they can cater. They also want an all white theme party, and Hannah tells the captain that Anastasia didn’t find anything in the way of decorations. In Captain Sandy’s interview, she says when she gives an order, it’s not a suggestion. If Hannah sent Anastasia to get table settings, and she comes back with nothing but excuses, it’s on Hannah. The captain tells them, the Med is unpredictable, and hopes it goes well weather-wise.

Hannah tells Jack about how wasted Travis was. In her interview, she says it brings back the situation with her brother. She’s becoming less feeling sorry, and more pissed off. Now he’s just being selfish. Captain Sandy tells the crew to get in their whites.  João says Travis is quiet, and Travis says he hasn’t had any rest in forever. He was burnt out before they started the season. In João’s interview, he says he knows Travis is at the end of his rope, but he’s hoping Travis just pushes through the last few weeks. He tells Travis, just maintain. João tells Colin that Travis isn’t in a good place. He wants to try and keep him motivated.

The guests arrive. Patrick is wearing a shirt that says, Alcohol NOW, and I cringe. Sandy welcomes everyone, the guests are given champagne, and Hannah gives the tour. Jack asks how Travis is feeling, and Travis tells him, ask in two weeks. In Travis’s interview, he says, it’s unbalanced. He misses his friends and family. They’re more orientated about enjoying life rather than work. Captain Sandy says, it’s a little bumpy, and Ben says he forgot what it feels like. Bumpy is an understatement, as it gets pretty rough. Hannah asks if the guests are okay, and a couple of them want wristbands. Various things fly around. The captain says once they’re around the corner, it will get calmer. They’ll get through this, drop anchor, and all will be well.

Colin radios Anastasia, asking if she wants the iron on. She says she forgot to turn it off. In Hannah’s interview, she says in some ways, she feels bad for Anastasia; her head’s all over the place. But where is the annoying perfectionist who wanted to please her? Ben sends out lunch, once the anchor is down. Hannah is worried about asking Ben questions. In her interview, she says all she can do at this stage is support Ben. They need happy, makes-good-food Ben. Not the crazy, volatile walking-on-eggshells Ben. The deck crew gets out some of the water toys. Patrick thinks alcohol and motorized water sports isn’t a good match, but they go out on the jet skis anyway.

In the crew mess, Travis tells Anastasia, five months is enough of this sh*t. It’s depressing, so he drinks, then he’s not in a happy place. Ben chops onions for what he says is the best chicken in the world.  Travis says he’s tired as hell. A guest bounces on the trampoline. Patrick falls off the jet ski, making his prophesy true. João goes out on another jet ski, and Colin takes the tender, telling João to watch out for the ferry. Patrick is barely hanging on. Someone asks, what’s happening? and Jennifer says her husband doesn’t know how to get on a jet ski. Colin brings Patrick back in the tender.

Ben says he’s been relying on the broiler; cold food is inexcusable. In his interview, he says no one is harder on him than him, and his heart can’t take another disappointing charter. He cooks the oxymoron of jumbo shrimp, and some other shrimp that still have eyeballs on them, which is a little disconcerting to some of the guests. Colin tells João that he captains a ferry as a hobby. João says, in four years, he wants to be a captain of a yacht, and he’ll call Colin to come out and see how he likes it. In Ben’s interview, he says there aren’t enough words to express his hate for the galley. It’s incredibly small and incredibly cluttered. He spends more time looking for things than preparing them. Anastasia orders 200 eggs. In Hannah’s interview, she says Anastasia gives 110% when she’s helping Ben, but when she’s working the interior, they get a solid 70%. It’s not fair, since she’s the third stew.

Jack and Aesha fool around. João and Colin pick up the eggs. Travis looks bummed. Ben gets his cloches (the food covers). He says, a cold breeze is whipping through the boat, and the cloche is the answer. Hannah thinks the food won’t fit under it, but Ben says, it’s his galley, he can bend the rules and make it fit. In João’s interview, he says he drove the tender over the line, and the line got sucked in. It’s a major rookie mistake. He tells Captain Sandy what he did, and she laughs. In her interview, she says she loves when a crew member takes responsibility. You break it, you fix it. João goes under the boat to see if he can retrieve the line.

In her interview, Hannah says, at her worst, Anastasia is still better than a good June. In João’s interview, he says he knows Travis is over it, but he’s glad it hasn’t affected his work. He’s a good deckhand. Anastasia radios for one of the deckhands to take out the trash for the chef. Oddly enough, this time she’s the recipient of the excuses, and she finally says, deck crew, please, someone take out the effing garbage. Captain Sandy repeats it, and Travis gripes that he’ll prioritize the interior. The captain says, yes he will. Don’t piss her off with his effing attitude. In Travis’s interview, he says Ben is perfectly capable of doing it himself. This is bullsh*t.

The guests do shots. João is successful with the line. Captain Sandy calls Travis to the bridge. She asks if that was his comment she heard. He says it was, and he says they’re constantly running to do everything for the interior and galley. She knows he’s frustrated, and agrees they take advantage, but tells him to come her with any problems. In her interview, she thinks Travis is struggling, and it has to do with alcohol. She tells him to bring his concerns to her. He’s doing a phenomenal job. She says she’d appreciate it if he didn’t respond like that over the radio, and gives him a hug.

Ben says not only does he have to be amazingly on form, so does the galley, which is his partner. The table looks pretty, but it’s no Kate table. Ben makes a deconstructed Caesar salad, and Hannah brings one back, telling him that the guest is allergic to anchovies. I’m guessing she probably just doesn’t like them, but regardless, it was on the preference sheet. In her interview, Hannah says, Ben effed up. Make it right, and they can be on their way. He quickly makes another salad. Hannah says it’s hard to switch gears between service and the galley. Ben says, it’s frustrating. This place is so cluttered and dysfunctional; he’s losing his mind. In Colin’s interview, he says, Hannah had no problem bossing Mila and Anastasia around. He’s never seen her step back like she does with Ben.

Jack writes a poem for Anastasia. Your head is fat, you have a nice tw*t. Your box is furry like a cat. You are lovely. Love, Jack. Everyone laughs, and Jack leaves it on Aesha’s bunk. In his interview, Jack says he’d like to think he’s done a few romantic gestures in his day. He tattooed his ex-girlfriends face on his arm – after knowing her two weeks. He shows us, and it’s huge. Ben wants to find whoever designed the galley, and kick them in the effing face. He burns himself, and in Hannah’s interview, she says the crankier and more volatile Ben gets, the more she reacts, and the dynamic of the boat blows up. Ben says it’s enough to make him want to give up cooking for good. Hannah asks if he wants some icy water, but he snaps that he’s fine. In her interview, Hannah says, it’s obvious there’s an issue with the burners. If it was her, she’d work the menu around it, and use the oven.

The dinner plates are cleared, and Hannah tells Anastasia, the cabins are perfect. Aesha finds the poem along with a rose. She reads it to the others, and says she’s so lucky. Animal House aside, I’m not really into juvenile humor, but these two are cute. Jack goes on anchor watch. The food just keeps coming, and I wonder how much these people can eat. Captain Sandy comes up, and is pleased with the guests’ response. One guest calls the food picture worthy, which I guess is high praise in our InstaWorld. Ben asks if it was hot, and Hannah confirms it was. In Ben’s interview, he says, finally. What a breakthrough. The cloches work. Guest Deana looks like she’s falling out, but says she’s just resting her eyes. What my dad used to say before he started snoring in his recliner. She mumbles something unintelligible, and Ben asks if they’re hammered. Hannah says, not all of them. Captain Sandy tells Ben, there were accolades for the food. In her interview, she says, Ben has problems, and he solves them. He’s a pro.

Desert comes, and Ben follows it with a pitcher of hot chocolate ganache. Deana tries to stick her tongue in it as he pours it over her dessert. Hannah and Aesha clear the table, and Ben tells Hannah, sorry. In her interview, Hannah says, Ben might be a roller coaster to work with, but the guests love the food, and Sandy is happy. Keep the crazy coming if you have to. Captain Sandy calls Hannah to the bridge. The guests go to the lounge, and drink some more. The captain wants to find out if Travis is drinking. She smelled alcohol on his breath this morning. She asks if Hannah has seen anything, but Hannah says, not at work. There are issues when they go out though. Captain Sandy says she has to talk to him – not to reprimand, but an informal one-on-one. If there’s a problem, she wants to help. Hannah says she tried, but he doesn’t think he has a problem.

Travis goes to the bridge, and Captain Sandy says she wanted to spend time with him, since they never do. She tells him, she basically smelled alcohol on his breath, and he says he doesn’t drink on charter. She says she’s coming from a place of compassion because she’s been there; it’s an addiction. She can’t stop at one glass of wine. She has to have the whole bottle, then another one. It got her nowhere, and sometimes incarcerated. In her interview, she says alcoholism runs in her family. She couldn’t predict her behavior. As a result, she would drink and drive. She was always in the hospital, and one day, she wanted it to be different. Travis doesn’t think he needs it, but when he’s stressed, that makes it worse. To be honest, he was burnt before he came there. The captain says, it’s not normal. In her interview, she says she hasn’t had a drink in 29 years, because someone had a conversation with her like she’s having with Travis, and it changed her life. She tells him that she sees so much potential in him, and suggests he stop for thirty days; detox, and see what it feels like. It’s not an easy road, but it changed her life. In his interview, Travis says Captain Sandy opened up to him, and he respects her more for that. They hug. Captain Sandy is big on hugs. In Travis’s interview, he says he doesn’t see himself as having a problem, but if the captain is getting on him about it, he’d best reassess how much he’s drinking in his down time for the rest of the season. Then he can say he has it under control.

Captain Sandy asks Colin to drive the yacht out of the harbor. In Colin’s interview, he says the last part of the boat he hasn’t broken is the bridge. He’s nervous. The captain instructs him as he goes. The anchor is home, and Colin drives them out. Captain Sandy says, good job. They’re on their way to Antibes. The captain doesn’t think it seems so nice out there, and the boat rocks again. Ben says, oh sh*t. In the captain’s interview, she says, these kinds of swells can be dangerous. The most important thing is to move to calmer water. She calls João to the bridge. In Ben’s interview, he says he feels like he’s been spoiled on land. João is afraid they’re going to lose the tender. A guest literally crawls out of their cabin, and Anastasia says, man down. In her interview, she says, this ship is scary.

The captain wants to get out of this, and radios all crew that they have a situation.

Next time, Jack officially asks Aesha to be his girlfriend, a risotto fail, Ben complains about the service, and Captain Sandy tells Hannah to step up and do her job.

🚤 I was just thinking, even though they’re probably around the same age, these people are a world away from the cast members on Vanderpump Rules in maturity. It’s like we used to say at a church I once attended. I’m not judging, but I can’t help noticing.

👔 New show It’s a Man’s World, premieres on Tuesday, October 1st at 10 pm, on Bravo. The show follows four women who masquerade as men to see how it looks from a man’s viewpoint. If nothing else, it looks interesting, and the makeup is amazing.

https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/new-bravo-series-in-a-mans-world-premiere-date-trailer

📣 It Ain’t Monday…

So might as well be happy about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 4, 2019 – A Conflict For Kim, Dallas Returns with a Kary, Another Alumni of AMC, Retrospect & Happening Right Now

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I miss the first minute. <sigh>

Trina says she needs Cameron, but he says helping her get Dev wasn’t the extracurricular activity he was looking for. She says if he helps her with her problem, it will distract him from thinking about his own problems. He says she has a point. She tells him that he can thank her with an ice cream cone.

Jason drops by Elizabeth’s place with a back to school present for Jake. Elizabeth says he’ll be back soon if Jason wants to wait, He says, if she doesn’t mind the company. She tells him to come in. Aiden is upstairs, having creative thoughts. He says, that explains the quiet, but she says even with having the boys home, it would be the quietest house on the block. It’s not the same without Franco. Jason is sure it’s hard to get used to, but she says she has no interest in getting used to it. If it works out the way it’s supposed to, Franco will be back soon.

Back tracking a little, in the park, Kim tells Franco, butterflies… tingles… He says, undeniable passion. She says that’s what he was to her. How big an impact he made in her life. He says, irreplaceable. He felt the same way. He still does. He kisses her, and she kisses back. Cameron and Trina see them.

Robert finds Peter going into the MetroCourt restaurant, and asks if Peter is crashing his brother’s party. Peter says he was invited. What about Robert? Robert says Peter missed the toast. There’s no point in hanging around. Peter sees three good reasons, and Robert says his family doesn’t see the dark side of Peter, but they will.

Alexis goes into Charlie’s, and tells Julian she’s there about the restaurant purchase. He says the sooner he hands the keys to Olivia, the better. She says, unfortunately, the sale is off.

Cameron is about to interrupt Franco and Kim, but Trina grabs him, putting her hand over his mouth, and pulling him down. She tells him that he needs to check himself. He says, Franco is making out with Oscar’s mom. She says, shut up and listen. They have to come up for air sooner or later.

Kim pulls away, and Franco asks, what’s wrong? She says she can’t do this, calling him Drew. He says, yes! She just called him his actual name. She says that’s not actually his name, and this is wrong. He says, it’s the exact opposite of wrong. She tells him, Elizabeth is her best friend in Port Charles. Elizabeth stood by her when Oscar was dying. Her son. He says, our son; Oscar was his son too. She says Oscar had none of Franco’s DNA, but Franco says the man whose DNA he had, doesn’t remember meeting her, or the nights they spent together, or what it feels like to love her. He does. He’s more Drew Cane than Drew is. And he’s here. He came back. He knows time has passed, but to him, it hasn’t. Kim says, it’s been a lifetime. Oscar’s lifetime; beginning, middle, and end. When she found out she was pregnant, she had to start over again. Now that Oscar is gone… He says she might as well start over with him. Cameron listens, and broods.

Elizabeth gives Jason a glass of tap water, saying she’s had no time to stock up. He asks if he can help, and she wonders if he’ll do her shopping for her. He says, sure, and he’ll throw in a load of laundry. She says, in this house, they wear other colors than black. He’s sorry that she’s feeling the fallout from Shiloh’s insanity, and she says she’ll tell him what she tells the boys. It’s a tough situation, but they’ll make it through. Franco will come back. He says, what if she’s wrong?

Julian asks Alexis if Olivia’s blown the deal. He’s got her deposit, and if she thinks she’s getting her money back… Alexis says, Olivia is determined to buy the restaurant, just not this second. She spoke to a colleague who’s an expert in tax law, and Olivia will save a lot of money if she buys under a corporation. She’s weighing whether she should incorporate by herself, or if Michael should buy it using ELQ. She tells him, relax. He’s going to sell, and Olivia will buy. Nothing has changed except the time frame. He asks what they’re looking at, and she says, a week. He just wants this done, and she says, it’s just a week. In the grand scheme of things, what difference does a week make?

Franco tells Kim, they can leave Port Charles together. The ankle monitor is coming off, and as soon as it does, he’s free to go. She says, free to destroy Elizabeth’s and her sons’ lives. He says he doesn’t want to hurt those people, and she says, those people belong to Franco. Those people love and need him, and he belongs in their family, even if he doesn’t remember his life. He says he doesn’t want to remember that life. If he stays, it’s nothing but a lie, and he’ll be prolonging the inevitable. It would be more cruel for them to believe Franco might come back. She says he owes it to them to try, but he says he doesn’t want that to happen. He wants his life back. The life he knows and remembers. He has no connection to Elizabeth or her family. She says, his family, but he says, no. She’s his family. It’s only ever just been her. Cameron listens, and looks sad.

Elizabeth says, coming from anyone else, it would sound like concern, and Jason says, it is. She’s counting on Andre to reverse the procedure. Drew has to find him first, and even if he does, maybe it’s not possible. She asks what she’s supposed to do. Watch Franco live someone else’s life? He thinks she should prepare herself and the boys for possible disappointment. She says, funny how her disappointment is his dream come true.

Peter says it kills Robert that the people he cares about, care about Peter and love him. Robert can attack him all he wants. There’s nothing he can do to convince Robert, so he’ll let them speak for him. Robert wonders if they think that highly of him, and Peter says, ask them. Robert says Faison’s ego was his undoing, and it will be Peter’s too. He asks when Peter’s visit to Shiloh is going to hit the press, and Peter says he’s working on it.

Mac says he didn’t know Maxie didn’t want him to take the job. She says, it’s not that. She just wishes the men in her life didn’t have this idiotic macho idea of being heroes. Felicia says, amen. Even Peter. Mac says, he’s a publisher, and Maxie says, who helped her gave birth on the side of the road. Felicia says, they’re stuck with heroes. Maxie says Mac is highly qualified, and he’s going to be brilliant, but promise when he puts on the badge, he’ll think about what it really means. Not to the citizens he’s sworn to protect and serve, but to her, Felicia, James, and Georgie. He’s their hero, and the most important part of that, is him being there. He promises. Peter approaches the table, and says he missed the toast. Maxie says he’s just in time for hers. To her family of heroes. Everyone clinks glasses.

On the phone with Curtis, Jordan says, Andre is critical, but stable. He could be rushed to surgery at any moment. Has he gotten in touch with Drew? She tells him, keep on it, and keep it on the DL. She asks Epiphany if it’s possible for her to bring Andre around. It might be a criminal matter, and the sooner she gets his statement, the sooner she can solve it.

Maxie says she hears Felicia started drag Bingo night, and Robert asks if there will be local drag queens, or is she importing celebrity drag queens? Felicia says he’ll have to show up and find out. She asks, as new DA, how his first case is going, and he says Shiloh intends to testify on his own behalf. He’ll have to cross-examine Shiloh, and who knows what secrets he’ll shake from that tree. Mac gets a call from Jordan, who says she needs him at GH. He asks if she can tell him what’s going on, and she says, Andre is at the hospital. He says he has to leave, and Felicia asks, why? He tells her, it’s a police matter, and he can’t discuss it. She says, duty calls, and tells him to keep them posted. Before he leaves, he tells Maxie that he thought about what it means. Robert and Peter glare at each other.

Alexis says if she’d known Julian was in such a hurry, she would have advised Olivia to hold out for a lower price. Julian says, under normal circumstances, he’d be happy to give Olivia time, but he has other things to consider, and other people. She says, putting other people’s needs in front of his own? Is Kim that anxious to move on? He says, even if she didn’t see Oscar around every corner, Franco as Drew keeps reminding her of the good old days, and it’s tearing her apart. Alexis says she knows a clerk who owes her a favor, and she’ll try to cut the wait time. What about him? Is he that anxious to leave town? He says, why not? and she says, it cuts his time with his family short. He says, after the life he’s led, he’s lucky to have a family, let alone spend time with them. Every moment is more than he thought he’d get in the first place.

Elizabeth says Jason has never hidden his feelings about Franco. If he’s gone forever, it would be like Christmas, and Jason would say he’s getting what he deserves. Jason says it doesn’t matter what he thinks, and she says, which is code for, you’re right, but I don’t want to say it out loud. He’ll never accept Franco’s place in her life. He says he accepts it, he just doesn’t like it. She stands corrected. She says, not long ago, he reminded her of where he stands on her marriage to Franco. It doesn’t matter how the boys feel. It doesn’t matter what good things Franco has done. Jason says he knows it’s not easy. He’d like it if Franco was gone for good, but he doesn’t want her in pain. He tried to speak with Franco, and warned him not to hurt her and the boys. She asks if he thinks it’s enough to convince Franco not to break up the family, but he doesn’t know.

Kim asks Franco if she’s supposed to leave Julian. He’s been nothing but good to her. Franco asks if she’s going to stay with him out of obligation. She says she loves Julian, and he tells her, answer truthfully; who’s the love of her life? She doesn’t say anything, and he says, there; he has it. He’s the love of her life, and she’s his. She says, if there’s one thing the mad scientist got right, it’s his arrogance. He’s arrogant as hell. He says he might not be the same person physically, but in his heart and soul, he’s Drew. And he loves her. He’s the man she loves too, and she could never stay with Julian knowing he’s out there. She says she can’t do this now. He tells her, take all the time she wants. He’ll wait, but as soon as the ankle monitor is off, he’s getting out of Dodge, and taking her with him. She shakes her head, and jets. Cameron comes out, and asks Franco what the hell he thinks he’s doing.

Mac arrives at the hospital, and asks, what’s the story? Jordan tells Epiphany, Mac is now Chief of Detectives. Epiphany congratulates him, but wishes he was getting a slower start. Mac says he checked the security footage. The camera pointed to a car rolling into the barricade. Andre got out of the driver’s seat, and stumbled into the ER. They can use Andre’s cell phone to retrace his steps, and with any luck, they’ll get a clue to what happened.

Maxie says she’s still running the show at Crimson. Nina doesn’t know when she’ll be back. Peter says her contribution hasn’t gone unnoticed. Hayden thought she should be an editor-in-chief. Felicia says, Maxie is extremely talented. Robert agrees, and Peter says at least they can agree on something. He’s encouraging her to pursue her dream. His phone dings, and he has to go. Robert says, let him guess, boy locked in refrigerator, eats own foot. (He didn’t really say that exactly, but it was something just as Enquirer crazy.) Peter says he can read all about it in the paper. Publishing waits for no man.

Lucas goes to Charlie’s, and tells Julian that he got a weird email from Sam. She wants the family to get together with Julian. The concept makes sense, but why Sam? Did they call a truce? Julian says, since he’s leaving, he wants to celebrate with his family. He thinks Sam wants to celebrate his departure. Lucas says, it makes more sense now. He’s not sure how it will come off, but he thinks Julian and Kim deserve a proper send-off. Julian says he’s not going to Timbuktu. It’s an easy trip for him to make if he’s needed. Lucas says it sounds like Julian’s got it worked out. Julian says, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but he thinks he has something to help in his absence. He and Lucas go upstairs.

Alexis sees Kim absorbed in her phone outside of Charlie’s, and says, Julian stepped away, but he’ll be right back. Kim says, sorry? and Alexis says, Julian went off with Lucas, and will be right back. Kim says, okay, great, and Alexis asks if she’s okay. Kim says she’s just a little overwhelmed. Alexis says she’d be happy to give Kim free legal advice if she needs it. Kim asks, for what? and Alexis says to keep Franco away from her.

Jason tells Elizabeth, Franco thinks he has more reason to leave than to stay. He thinks it would be painful for her if he’s there. She would get hurt, and keep hoping for a connection he doesn’t feel. Jason guesses it’s up to her, and she says she’s not giving up without a fight. He asks what the fight is going to cost her. She says as much as she hates to admit it, Jason may be right. There may not be a way for Franco to come back, but she has nothing to lose by trying. There’s still a chance. It’s small, but she’d be a fool not to take it.

Franco asks if Cameron was spying on him, and Cameron says, it’s a public park. Franco says, it was a private conversation, and none of his business. Cameron says he knows Franco is trying to ditch his family. Franco says, he’s sorry; he truly is. He wishes it could be different. Cameron asks why it can’t be. Franco sacrificed himself for him. Franco says he knows, but Cameron thinks it’s worth another listen, considering what happened. Franco got the memories that he was supposed to get. (Wow. That would have been awkward.) Franco stepped up. He knew he could lose his life with his family, but he saved Cameron. Franco says, and now Cameron wants to save him, but that’s not happening. Cameron says he wants to save his mom; it’s tearing her apart. She stood by him when everyone wanted him in prison. The entire town treated her like dirt. Franco says, she seems like a good person. She might be a great person, but the guy she did that for is gone, and there’s nothing he can do to bring him back. Cameron says, try. Just go back. Figure it out. Give his mom half the time and faith she gave him. Franco knows it seems unfair, but it’s unfair to him too. He’s there now, and sorry; he’s not going anywhere. Trina joins them, and tells Cameron, this is going nowhere. Cameron says they’re in Oscar’s Meadow. Not a day goes by that he doesn’t miss Oscar, but he’s glad Oscar is dead. Trina says, Cameron! and he says, no way would he want Oscar to see this. To see Franco.

Lucas says Julian established a trust for Wiley? Julian says, unfortunately, the sale of Charlie’s hit a snag, but as soon as it’s sold, the trust will be in place. What does Lucas think? Lucas says he wishes he could say he felt good about it.

Kim tells Alexis that she doesn’t think she needs legal advice. Alexis says she thought Kim was having trouble shaking Franco, but Kim says he’s not exactly stalking her. In his current state, she’s the only familiar face in a sea of strangers. Alexis asks if he’s coming around whether she wants it or not, and Kim guesses that’s fair to say. Alexis knows she’s anxious to move, but until the sale is final, she and Franco are both there. A restraining order is no guarantee, but it’s a warning to someone who won’t move on. She’d be happy to discuss it with Franco. Kim says, it won’t be necessary. Julian is closing soon on Charlie’s, and they’ll be gone. Alexis says Kim may be staying a little longer than she wants.

Cameron tells Franco, Oscar thought the real Drew was a great person. He wouldn’t want Oscar to see this version, bailing on his stepsons and his life. Oscar would hate it. He’d say Oscar would kick his ass, but that wasn’t his style. He’d be disappointed. Doesn’t it matter to him? Franco says, yes; a great deal, but it doesn’t change anything. Cameron backs away, and leaves with Trina.

Jason says he wants Elizabeth to be happy, and Elizabeth says, even if it means being with Franco? He says he’s sorry it happened to her, but she says, no need to be sorry. It’s not over yet. Elizabeth’s phone rings. It’s Epiphany, who tells her Andre is at the hospital, and she says she’ll be right there. She tells Jason, Andre is at GH. She has to go see him, but she can’t leave Aiden by himself. Jason offers to stay, but Elizabeth says it will freak Aiden out. Can he go, and tell Andre that she’s on her way? It’s going to be okay. Jason leaves, and she runs upstairs.

Julian tells Lucas, the trust fund is a gift; no strings attached. He’s not trying to buy into Wiley’s life. Lucas tells him, shut up. He’s not offended. Julian asks what the problem is, and Lucas says Julian thinks his money is more important than his presence. Julian asks if Lucas is saying he’s going to miss him. Lucas says, believe or not, yeah. Julian says he set up the trust fund for nothing. Lucas says, pretty much (the new catch phrase), but he’ll keep it anyway. He wouldn’t want to insult Julian by refusing. They don’t need his money; they need him. He and Julian hug.

Kim says, the closing was postponed? and Alexis says, just a week. She’ll do what she can to speed it along. She knows Kim is desperate to start her new life. Kim tells her, don’t worry about it, and goes inside. Alexis follows, and says, she got the impression Kim was anxious to get out of town. She’s glad to hear Kim’s not that anxious to leave Port Charles after all.

Franco touches the plaque in Oscar’s Meadow. He says, that’s a helluva friend Oscar’s got there. That kid Cameron, going to bat for his mom; fighting for his whole family. He wishes he could get to know Cameron better, but he can’t. He thinks Oscar can understand why. He knows he’s disappointing him and the rest of the family, and he’s sorry, but he doesn’t see any other way out. It’s just how it has to be. He hopes Oscar understands and forgives him someday.

Trina asks if Cameron wants to go do something, but he says, no thanks. She asks if he wants her to stay, but he says, no. She asks what he’s going to do, and he says, what he has to. They hug, and Cameron goes inside. Elizabeth says, good; he’s home. She needs him to stay and watch Aiden. Something came up at GH. He says she has to listen. There’s something he needs to tell her.

Jason gets to the hospital, and says Elizabeth was held up. Where’s Andre? Jordan says, he’s not available, and he asks if Andre is alive. Epiphany says it’s well within Jason’s understanding that she can’t discuss a patient’s condition, and Jordan says, Andre can’t help anyone.

Felicia tells Maxie, it’s the opportunity she’s been dreaming of. Maxie says she’s semi-intrigued about either a promotion, or starting her own magazine, but it’s not a good time. Robert asks when it will be, and she says when Nina isn’t fighting her daughter’s illness. What would the public says if she jumped ship in the middle of putting an issue to bed? She’s great at it. She’d be greater if she wasn’t working alone, but no one else is experienced enough. Robert suggests that’s the kind of leverage it takes to get ahead in this world. Maxie says she’ll seriously consider Hayden’s offer when she doesn’t have a bajillion other things to do. (I’m not sure what offer she’s talking about, since Hayden just said she should pursue a higher ambition.) Maxie leaves, and Felicia sits across from Robert. She says, Maxie may have ignored his slights, but she didn’t. Peter is Faison’s son, but he’s more unhappy with it than the rest of them, Robert says, maybe. She asks if he has something on Peter, and he says, no, but he’s working on it. Felicia says no one is asking Robert to like Peter, but to go after Peter and nail him for he doesn’t care what, isn’t okay. Unless he has a real actionable reason to pursue Peter, leave him alone.

Jordan says, from what they could tell, Andre came in alone, and collapsed. He was unconscious before he could tell anyone anything. Jason wants to know the details of Andre’s injuries, but Epiphany says she can’t tell him. Mac says, Jason is officially helping with the investigation. Epiphany says that’s good enough for her. Andre had two deep wounds in his abdomen. He was stabbed.    

We see someone go into Andre’s room. It’s Peter. He stands over Andre’s bed, looking grim.

Tomorrow, Cameron tells Elizabeth that he saw Franco making out with Kim, Valentin tells Obrecht that she’ll drown with him if the ship goes down, and Jason wonders who would want Andre dead.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Apparently, Cary Duber was replaced with Kary Brittingham this season. No one has to learn a new name, only a new spelling.

LeeAnne meets with her event designer Prashe about the wedding. She tells us that people have been startled at her hair color, yet she was born a blonde, and was blonde for forty years. She’s going back to her roots – ha-ha. I’m a little confused, since she’s not what I would call blonde. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, last year, D’Andra said Rich was cheating on her, but she and Rich stayed by each other. They love each other, and the wedding is happening. Wedding planner Steve joins them. LeeAnne says he’s the best in the universe, and farts glitter. They look at accoutrements for the wedding, like a wall of candles. LeeAnne has invited 300 people. She says the cathedral and service are going to be traditional, but after that, they’re going to change clothes, come back with a different attitude, and blow it out. Prashe asks if D’Andra is coming, but LeeAnne says, no. She wants to be happy. In her interview, LeeAnne says she hasn’t heard from D’Andra since her apology three months ago. Nothing. We see D’Andra’s apology at the reunion. LeeAnne says if you want a friendship with her, you need to reach out. D’Andra is the one who imploded the friendship, not her. Prashe tells LeeAnne that a good floral price is $25-35K. Anything beyond, is double that price. I clutch my heart. We spent very little on flowers. I couldn’t see the point.  She tells LeeAnne that she’ll make it as affordable as possible. She owes LeeAnne that much. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says, in Dallas, most people’s social status is based on their check. She didn’t come from money, but connects people; so their businesses are more successful. When it comes time for her to need something personally, she’s given a gift. Steve tells her it’s seven weeks away, and she says her butthole clinches when he says that.

D’Andra’s husband Jeremy is working on an art piece. He wants it to be the centerpiece for the living room. He asks her how work is. She says she thought she was closing the company, but she’d be disappointed in herself. In her interview, D’Andra says, when her mother turned the company over to her, she was excited that it was finally hers, but didn’t know what was being given to her. She asked their accountant Esther if it was something she did, and was told, absolutely not. The problem was already there. They stopped doing Christian TV infomercials, and lost money. Within three months, she’ll have to make serious changes or close the doors. Jeremy says if her mother had been making money, she wouldn’t have turned it over. She says her mother instructed the accountant not to tell her about the finances. She wonders if she was set up to fail, so Mama Dee could say, I told you so. Jeremy says Momma Dee gave it to her in bad condition. D’Andra says she had to cut her own salary. Jeremy asks what about taking a loan against the trust, but she says her mother is in charge of the trust, and won’t let her touch it. She also doesn’t want to worry about it being there in her retirement years. In her interview, she says it doesn’t matter whether it’s there or not; she can’t access it. She tells Jeremy that she likes nice things. In her interview, D’Andra says, when her husband acts like it’s no big deal to have a sparse lifestyle, he doesn’t realize what that looks like. His artwork is paying the bills, and he’s used to a cushy lifestyle. She tells him, until the business gets turned around, she would appreciate his help.

Stephanie and Travis skate around house on I don’t know what. Electronic skateboards? Is there such a thing? In Stephanie’s interview, she says she and Travis are in an amazing place. She feels connected to him. Last year, he went to Harvard business school for several months, and then went back for four weeks. The second time, it was easier. She was in a better head space. She tells Travis, D’Andra is turning 50 next week. He says D’Andra is older than him, and Stephanie says she asked if D’Andra was going through a mid-life crisis like him. In her interview, Stephanie says, Travis has been working out like he’s getting ready for a pageant, skydiving, and manscaping. She tells him that he should talk to D’Andra about Momma Dee; she’s tough like his dad. D’Andra told her she had three months left with the business, and Travis says she has a bad cash flow; it ran out very quickly. In her interview, Stephanie explains how Travis hustled when he first inherited his dad’s company. Now it’s making $75 million. She says she’s having a friendervention. D’Andra and LeeAnne have been friends for years. Travis says, guys just have a fist fight, and it’s over. She feels LeeAnne and D’Andra can rekindle their friendship, like she and Brandi did. Travis tells her, bring them to the house, give them a Xanax and a glass of wine, and tell them to figure it out.   

Brandi’s daughter Brooklyn is a handful. Brandi says she wouldn’t change her life, but it’s crazy. She now has a nanny, Alicia, but the kids are still going nuts. Except for baby Bruin. Who’s still a baby. In her interview, she says, the adoption has been legally finalized, and Bruin will always be a Redmond. Brooklyn is ten, but went from a girl to a teen, skipping the tweens. She can be a little sh*thead. Brandi doesn’t know if it’s hormones kicking in or what, but Brooklyn likes everyone but her. Brooklyn has a comeback for anything Brandi does or says. She wants to argue about everything, dinner, clothes; Brandi can’t do anything right. guesses she treated her mom like that. She tells Brooklyn that she hopes she doesn’t continue to be an embarrassment to her, and Brooklyn says Brandi is an embarrassment to herself. Brandi can’t imagine what the actual teen years will be like.

D’Andra and Momma Dee go to the cemetery for the anniversary of D’Andra’s father’s death. In her interview, D’Andra says her biological father shot himself. When she says her father, she’s usually referring to Glen, who raised her. Six years ago, he had a heart attack in a hotel in Vegas. Dee says he was special. He was unique and different. She wishes he was there now. She and D’Andra sit to reminisce. In D’Andra’s interview, she says Glen was a nurturing parent, more than her mother. He was there for her. She tells Dee, when he died, she went into business mode. She didn’t allow herself to process it, and never did. Dee says he didn’t want her to be alone, and D’Andra says his biggest fear was that they didn’t get along, and they only have each other. She wonders what he would say to her about the company, and Dee says he’d tell her to follow her heart. In D’Andra’s interview, she says the bottom line is, the company needs money to move forward. We see a clip of her talking to Esther, who says she’d need $50-60K to launch a product. In her interview, D’Andra says Dee went off salary, but wanted $60K a year for expenses, which would be fine if the business was profitable. We see a clip of Esther saying D’Andra needs to put her foot down. D’Andra tells Dee that she took a pay cut. She thinks her dad would want her to continue Dee’s legacy, but also make sacrifices in other areas. She asks if Dee can make a sacrifice to bring the company forward. Dee says D’Andra knows when she signed over the company, she wanted certain stipulations. D’Andra says she was afraid to ask about it, since they’re in a good place. Dee says she’s got plenty of money. Does D’Andra think the S on her forehead means stupid? She’s smart. D’Andra doesn’t want Dee to feel like she’s taking something away, but Dee says when she walked out, she walked out. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she doesn’t know what’s harder; the company not doing well, or the thought that her mother might have done this intentionally. Dee tells D’Andra she feels more secure now. D’Andra should just talk to her. D’Andra says she doesn’t like to talk about business with Dee, because it always gets tense. In her interview, D’Andra says she doesn’t understand the game they’re playing, but she needs to keep playing it because she needs access to her trust. She’s angry that her mother put her in this situation. How can they have a positive mother/daughter relationship? Dee tells D’Andra that she always has her back. In D’Andra’s interview, a producer asks if she’d be willing to give up her trust, so her mother would have no financial control over her, but D’Andra says, no. She’s wallowed at her mother’s feet this long, she’s not giving up now. Dee says she loves D’Andra with all her heart.

Kameron is going on a cruise, and still has to pack. In her interview, she says, people think a cruise is a budget vacation. $400, and everything’s included. They would be lucky if their bill ended up like that, but when she’s on a cruise, it’s expensive. I don’t know what planet she lives on, but I can’t imagine what cruise would be 400 bucks, all-inclusive. Unless it’s around Manhattan on the Circle Line, or you’re a stowaway. Stephanie calls, and Kameron says she’s packing. Stephanie asks if Kameron is going away for spring break, and she says she is. Stephanie tells her that she’s having a few people over on Saturday, but Kameron says she’s leaving tomorrow. Stephanie says she’s invited Brandi, LeeAnne, and D’Andra. Kameron says, it should be interesting with LeeAnne and D’Andra. In Kameron’s interview, she says she has no FOMO about missing it. She explains that FOMO means Fun of Missing Out, which makes no sense whatsoever. A producer corrects her. I note how perfectly groomed her dog is. She calls LeeAnne, and gets voicemail. She says, as a friend, she wanted to warn LeeAnne that D’Andra will be at Stephanie’s. The message time runs out before she can finish.

New girl Kary visits D’Andra. In her interview, D’Andra says she and Kary met through friends, and it turned out Kary lives three blocks away. Kary is fun, and not typical for Dallas. She doesn’t care if people judge her. We see a clip of her meeting the others. D’Andra says she hasn’t seen LeeAnne in three months, and the last time they saw each other, D’Andra agreed to go to relationship counseling. We flash back to that, and she says she thought it was silly. What friends go to counseling? Kary asks what she’s doing tonight, and D’Andra says, going to Stephanie’s. Stephanie doesn’t think it’s right to close the door on a friendship that’s lasted so long, if there’s hope for reconciliation. She apologized and wanted to move on. Her finances were discussed. Kary says D’Andra needs to learn how to say, eff off. They’re not paying her bills. Liking Kary already. Kary says LeeAnne had already been negative against Cary. In Kary’s interview, she says she’s known Cary for ten years. She didn’t appreciate LeeAnne’s accusations against Mark. We flash back to LeeAnne whispering about Mark getting a BJ at the Round Up. Kary says she ran into LeeAnne, and told her that she as talking out of her ass. She asks if D’Andra is going to be drinking, and D’Andra says, it’s obligatory. Kary suggests she take a shot of tequila before she goes.

We meet Kary’s husband Eduardo while she’s packing for spring break. In Kary’s interview, she says Spanish is her first language, but she thinks she’s lost her accent. She laughs, because that’s a hard no. Eduardo asks if the husbands are going, but Kary says it’s just moms and daughters. It’s hard for her to pack normally, and now she has to pack for being with teenagers. Eduardo gets that she wants to dress more conservatively. In her interview, Kary says they’re both divorced, and met through a friend. They’ve been married almost ten years, and had an amazing chemistry. After ten years, sexy time isn’t the same. And she’s a true Mexican. Look at her, and she gets pregnant. She has a daughter with Eduardo, Isabella, and one with her ex Ricki, Olivia. Olivia helps her choose her wardrobe for the trip. In her interview, Kary says, with teenagers, you can’t do anything right. She wishes there was an agency where you could drop them off when they become teens, and pick them up at twenty-two.

Brandi arrives at Stephanie’s, and asks if Stephanie is nervous. Stephanie thinks LeeAnne and D’Andra are ready to make up. Brandi says, it’s about time. In Stephanie’s interview, she says she feels like she can help them because she’s been there. She and Brandi weren’t talking, and they were making each other miserable. We flash back to them making up. Stephanie says, D’Andra is turning 50, and LeeAnne is getting married. They don’t want to miss those moments. Brandi says she saw them at a shower, and that put it in perspective. it’s ridiculous to fight over these things. In Brandi’s interview, she says she and LeeAnne are in a great space. They put their differences aside, and she wishes LeeAnne and D’Andra could do the same.

D’Andra arrives next. In her interview, she says she and LeeAnne have been friends for eight years. She remembers the past, and hopes for a better future. If she needs to apologize again, then that’s what she needs to do, and she’ll be happy to do it. LeeAnne lets herself in. In Stephanie’s interview, she says they both have the same hair color. They both went from pitch black to caramel. It’s meant to be. Stephanie says she ordered the food. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she’d love to see what D’Andra has to say. They had a relationship, and D’Andra blew it up. They have to send out a search party to find the pieces to put it back together. They all sit, and we hear crickets. Stephanie says, LeeAnne is having a wedding, and D’Andra is turning 50. She feels they can come together, and be in the same place. LeeAnne says, there’s been a lot of hurt. It felt like she lost her family. D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she said she was sorry. She left the reunion thinking, that was it. Then Rick sent a nasty text to Jeremy. In D’Andra’s interview, she says she says Rick tried to make up a cheating scandal. She reads the text, which says Rick is going to tell D’Andra about his affair with pretty Jessica. She’s everything D’Andra isn’t. He usually has discretion, but he can’t tolerate the BS Jeremy’s wife is spewing out at him. D’Andra tells LeeAnne, obviously, they’re not moving forward, LeeAnne says she accused Rick of cheating. D’Andra says she asked a question. All she said was she heard rumors. LeeAnne says she wants to be clear. If someone said Rich is cheating, they’re an effing liar. D’Andra says LeeAnne called Mark out, and LeeAnne says she learned her lesson. She still feels guilty. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she still feels bad when it’s brought up. She doesn’t think D’Andra does. I don’t know if D’Andra is capable of looking at herself that closely. LeeAnne tells D’Andra that her posture is saying she’s better than LeeAnne, and she is. She’s richer and prettier too. D’Andra says LeeAnne always has to go below the belt. She came there wanting to do this because it’s the right thing to do. They have a  past. LeeAnne asks what that was, and D’Andra says let her talk. LeeAnne asks if D’Andra sees the animosity in the conversation. D’Andra says LeeAnne is acting all high and mighty, but she’s just listening to what LeeAnne is saying. LeeAnne says D’Andra isn’t owning what she’s done. D’Andra says, neither is LeeAnne.

LeeAnne says she apologized for her comment, but D’Andra said it was bullsh*t. D’Andra says she’s there to make amends, not start a new fight. In LeeAnne’s interview, she can’t understand how her comment about D’Andra’s finances is the same as D’Andra saying Rich was cheating  She doesn’t see how D’Andra looks at it. D’Andra says she made mistakes, and reiterates that she’s sorry for hurting Rich and LeeAnne’s family. She wants this off of her spirit and soul, and doesn’t want the burden. It doesn’t serve her going forward. LeeAnne says it didn’t serve D’Andra then. D’Andra doesn’t appreciate the comment. It didn’t serve LeeAnne when Cary was damaged. They need to find what they like about each other again, and what they have in common, so they can at least be in the same room. D’Andra asks what she needs to do to make LeeAnne comfortable? LeeAnne says D’Andra just needs to be herself, and she needs to have enough time between the pain and new experiences. D’Andra says time is the most important thing. LeeAnne says, time is the slowest, yet fastest deliverer. In D’Andra’s interview, she says, hopefully these are baby steps to a new friendship. It won’t be the same, but with time, they can have a new friendship. D’Andra says she’ll stop hurting LeeAnne by discussing what’s between them with other people, and asks the same thing. LeeAnne agrees. D’Andra says she just wants LeeAnne to be happy, like she is. That’s all she cares about. In LeeAnne’s interview, she says she’s heard all the words, but hasn’t seen actions. Baby steps are still moving forward. She’s  not looking for six inches, just an inch. D’Andra thanks LeeAnne for coming, and being willing to talk. They have a lot of history, a lot of past, and a lot of future. They drink to that.

Next time, LeeAnne and D’Andra meet one-on-one, Kary says moving to America is the hardest thing she’s ever done, and D’Andra gets roasted for her birthday.

😼 Tad the Cad…

Who knew he was friends with Valentin?

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/all-my-children-michael-e-knight-cast-general-hospital-172217

📷 Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes…

Omg, some of them were babies when they started.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/see-how-general-hospital-characters-changed-172387

⌚ Ironically, It Is…

And it’s another day closer to Friday.