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December 8, 2017 – Oscar’s Father Revealed, a Quint of Quotes & an Excuse

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What I Watched Today

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

 

I have a bit of a busy evening – why, oh why, are they always on Friday? – and will catch up with Z Nation tomorrow for sure, and maybe Once Upon a Time. If there’s time.

General Hospital

Jason kicks in the door. It’s Britt! She tells him not to shoot.

Carly puts toys in for donation at the hospital Toys for Tots bin. She sees Kim, who tells her she’s working there now. Carly says the toy donations cheered her up, and Kim asks if everything is okay. Carly says her best friend is back but the situation with Drew and Jason is a mess. Kim says she must have heard that Drew was arrested this morning

Drew is out, and Sam hugs him

Josslyn gets the test results. Oscar tells her to wait. He says he saw Drew on the footbridge, and they were like strangers, so he probably is. Josslyn says there’s one way to know for sure. He asks if she would be mad if he wanted to delete the results instead.

Michael suggests Nelle start fresh somewhere else. She asks how she can when she’s carrying his child. He tells her not to make up another lie. She’s not pregnant; she’s desperate. She says she’s both.

Jason tells Sonny one room has her stuff, and the other is empty. Britt says her father is gone. Sonny asks when she last saw him, and she says a few hours ago. He said they had to move on, and she told him to go without her; she’s tired of running. She asks how Spencer is, but Sonny is still angry about her part in his kidnapping. She says it was one mistake. He tells her to turn it around, and tell them what they need to know.

Drew tells Sam that in light of his service record and corroborating testimony, they’re going to resurrect his discharge. She says someone is finally reasonable and rational. He tells her not at first, and wonders what she and her mom did. She says it wasn’t all them. Everyone looked at her like she’d been watching too much sci-fi when she told them about the memory mapping. Drew asks what else happened, and she says Jason spoke on his behalf. Jason is the reason he’s free.

Elizabeth and Franco discuss Santa. He says the jury is out on him. This year, he wants marry her on Christmas, and make all his Christmas wishes come true.

Kim tells Carly that she went to talk to Drew about the stunt Oscar and Josslyn pulled. Carly says it was probably Josslyn’s idea, and she’s lost privileges. Kim thinks it was more like 50/50. She tells Carly that when they were talking the Master of Arms showed up, and arrested him for desertion. Carly says It doesn’t make sense; he had a distinguished service record, and just vanished. Kim asks if she thinks he was abducted. She says she knows it; Jason was.

Oscar tells Josslyn that he’ll pay her back. She says that’s not a problem, but she thought he wanted to find his father. He says maybe he doesn’t want to know. His mom has gone his entire life without telling him, and maybe there’s a reason.

Michael tells Nelle the timing is convenient. She says convenient or not, it’s the truth. He asks if she took a test, and remarks that the last time they slept together was in October. She says she’s about six weeks pregnant. He says that’s if she’s pregnant, and if he’s the father.

Sonny asks if Britt knows Jason, and she says they met briefly. She did exam on his little boy when he came back. He asks how much she knows about what her father did to Jason, and she says nothing. He thinks that seems odd, since she traveled with him. Jason had been held captive, and switched with his own twin. Britt asks if when Sonny does something criminal, if he tells his daughter. Sonny says she might have overheard something. Jason tells her about Danny teaching the dog tricks, and how he lives with a man who isn’t his father. Her father did that, and he needs to know why.

Drew asks how Jason got involved, and Sam says she called him. The story was so crazy, it had to be proven. He looks like the photo in Drew’s Naval folder, and his life was documented until 2012. It seemed to be enough that he explained what happened to him, and what he thinks happened to Drew. She tells him to relax. He could be on his way to military prison, but instead he’s with her.

Oscar tells Josslyn that going behind his mom’s back is kind of a violation of privacy. Josslyn says he has the legal right to know, but he thinks he should give her one more chance to explain.

Carly gets off the phone, and tells Kim that Drew was released with no criminal charges. She thanks her for being helpful in clearing things up. She gave them a place to start looking. Kim says it looks like it worked out better for Jason, but Carly says not really. He lost so much, and everyone assumes he’ll be okay. She sees Franco and Elizabeth, and says case in point. Kim mentions that they just got engaged.

Carly stomps over, saying she heard something she can’t believe; they’re engaged. Elizabeth confirms that. Carly says she has no room to judge, since she once agreed to marry him, but she didn’t go through with it. Franco says that’s revisionist history; he dumped her. She says she thought he was her last link to Jason; what’s Elizabeth’s excuse, and what is she telling her kids? Elizabeth says the boys love him too. Carly tells her they’re too young to understand. What about when they find out, and what is she going to say to Jason about how the man who sexually assaulted his wife now being Jake’s stepfather? She thanks God that Sonny made her see that it would have been her worst mistake, and prays someone does the same for Elizabeth. She stomps back to Kim. Elizabeth tells Franco that she’s wrong about everything, especially him.

Kim tells Carly, sorry. Carly says Jason is her best friend, and Franco set out to destroy him. Now he’s going to marry the mother of one of Jason’s kids.

Michael says if Nelle can drug his father and convince him that she slept with him, she can fake a pregnancy, or get pregnant and try to pass it off as his. He wants to see a test conducted by a medical professional, and tells her, let’s get started.

Jason explains about his twin brother to Britt. He went AWOL in July of 2012, same year her father shot him and he disappeared. He was taken to Andre, who imprinted his memories on Drew. Drew was sent to Helena, and then to a clinic where he escaped. She says she knows about him being Jake Doe, and that he helped her father escape from the police. Sonny asks if that was always the plan.

In the park, Sam tells Drew that she wasn’t going to let the Navy take him away. He says he wants to be there for Scout’s first Christmas. Sam says he will. Elizabeth and Franco arrive with Jake. Jake tells them that he asked Santa for a fishing rod. He wants to go fishing again with Drew, like they did last summer. It was the best with just the two of them. He asks if he can have some money to win a stuffed animal for Scout. He runs off, and Sam asks Elizabeth if that’s an engagement ring. Franco says he doesn’t expect them to be happy, but say what they need to before Jake gets back. Drew says he’s not Jake’s father, so he doesn’t have a vote.

Carly explains to Kim that Jason is Jake’s father. Drew spent the last two years thinking Jake was his son. Jason hates Franco, and he’s going to do what he thinks is right regardless of the consequences. Kim has to see a patient, but thanks her for the history lesson. Carly messes with the toys some more. Josslyn and Oscar round the corner, and Josslyn asks what Carly is doing there. Carly asks what Josslyn is doing there.

Kim sees Michael, who thanks her for seeing Nelle on short notice. Nelle told him that she’s pregnant with his child, and he told her to prove it. He knows she can’t disclose medical information without permission, but wanted her to know the circumstances. She goes in to see Nelle. Nelle acts like she and her boyfriend are both happy about it, and just wanted to make extra sure, even though she took an EPT.

Elizabeth says she hasn’t told Jake that Drew isn’t his father; she thought they should tell him together. She doesn’t feel that there’s any hurry, and Franco thinks they should let him enjoy Christmas. Drew says it’s public knowledge; it’s out there. He’s drew, not Jason, and they don’t want Jake to find out from someone else. They need to try and help him understand and get through it. Jake comes back sans stuffed toy, and says the game hard, but he knows they can win. Drew says they will in a minute, but they need to have a talk. He asks if he’s in trouble, but Drew tells him no, and it’s nothing they can’t work out. They step away.

Sam asks if Franco is really worried about Christmas, or that Jason will tell truth about what he did. He tells her he decided not to press charges, and she should be thanking him. Sam says he didn’t want a trial, with her and Michael telling everyone what happened. He’d thought they’d arrived at truce, but she says he thought wrong. He might not be legally responsible, but she’ll carry the scars for the rest of her life. Jason lived it too, and he’s not done with him. Franco says it sounds like she’s not done with Jason either.

Jason asks Britt if Drew was put in Port Charles as a sleeper agent. She says there seemed to be an arrangement between her father and Helena, but he didn’t talk to her about it. Jason says he was deliberately shot when they already had Drew. Why weren’t the memories transferred the other way around? She says she doesn’t know, but he says she knows something, and needs to tell them.

Franco tells Sam that she wasn’t surprised when they made the announcement about who was jJason. She knew, and just pretended to be standing by Drew. Maybe she’s just counting the days until she can run back into Jason’s. Sam says maybe he’s hoping to marry Elizabeth before she runs to Jason herself.

Elizabeth explains to Jake that Drew had a brother who he was separated from at Birth. One grew up in Port Charles, and was Jason, his biological father. Jake says he knows; he’s right here. Drew says the thing no one realized, but Jason is his twin. He’s Drew, which makes him Jake’s uncle. Jake gets upset, saying it’s a mistake. Elizabeth knows it’s confusing. He says he’s not confused, and Drew isn’t his uncle; he’s his dad. Drew asks Jake to hear him out. He feels like his father, and Jake will always be his son. It’s tough, but they’re tough, and will face it. Jason is also his father. Jake says he doesn’t want him, and doesn’t need another dad; just him.

Carly tells Josslyn they had an agreement. Josslyn says, sorry, and Carly asks if she’s sorry got caught, or sorry she did it. She limits her own options, and Carly can’t trust her to make good choices. Oscar says his fault.

Kim tells Nelle and Michael that Nelle is approximately six weeks pregnant. She gives Nelle pre-natal instructions, and leaves. Nelle asks Michael is he’s going to apologize for doubting her.

Drew knows it’s hard, but have to face it, and there will be changes. Jake asks how, but he’s not sure. He doesn’t know anything about Jason or what he wants or plans to do. Elizabeth knows Jason wants him to be okay, and they’ll take it a step at a time, do their best to communicate and listen, and figure it out together. Drew tells Jake to remember he’ll always have him, and he’ll always be in his life. Jake says he’ll always be his dad. Elizabeth thinks it’s enough for him for now, and they go back.

Franco asks if everything is okay, but Drew says not really. Jake asks Sam if this means new old Jason is Danny’s dad too. She tells him, yes, and he asks what about Scout? She says that Drew is Scout’s biological father, and Jake asks if that means she’s not his sister anymore. Drew says she’ll always be his sister. He tells Jake to do him a favor and win his baby sister a stuffed polar bear. Jake hugs him, and they exchange I love yous.

Jason tells Britt that the Navy was going to arrest Drew for desertion, but it was cleared it up. Sonny says Drew doesn’t remember his own life, and is holding on to Jason’s; living with Jason’s wife, raising his children, and bought a company with Jason’s money. Faison sent Drew to Cassadine Island; where did he send Jason? Jason says he woke up in a clinic, missing four and a half years. Britt says she doesn’t know and can’t tell them anything. Jason says she does  know something; he can see it in her eyes. Whatever it is, she’s got to tell him. She says what’s the point? He can’t get the years back. He says maybe he can protect his family from her father. She says her father doesn’t care about him. Up until a month ago, he thought Jason was dead.

Elizabeth tells Franco that everyone involved loves Jake, especially Jason. They’re history has nothing o do with Jake. Franco hopes she’s right, and she asks him to trust her; everything will work out. He asks her to please marry him on Christmas.

Oscar explains to Carly that they were doing their homework, and he wanted to talk to his mom about something, and asked her to come. Joslyn says she should have asked, and she’ll go straight home after this, but would like to stay in case Oscar needs her. Carly tells her one hour, and no matter what her part is in the mystery research, it’s over after this. Oscar is on his own. Carly heaves a Jason sigh.

Wait for it…

Carly sees Michael with Nelle. He says he has important news. Nelle smiles.

Drew tells Scout as lost as he is, with everything he doesn’t know, at least she’s his; made out of love, and no one can take it away from him or her. Sam brings some presents down. He tells Sam that she’s going to have to tell Danny, and she says it’s going to be fine. He doesn’t think Jake is. Sam says he has to realize he’s not losing Drew. She doubts Jason is going to take it away. Drew says sometimes when she says Jason’s name, part of him feels like she’s talking about him. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Kim.

Sonny asks why Britt’s father thinks Jason is dead. Dr. Klein and his gunmen followed him back. She says they weren’t working for her father. When Jason dropped in from the skylight, the story went viral, and he was furious, saying Jason was supposed to be dead; the traitor crossed him. Whoever was supposed to kill Jason didn’t do it. Jason says that explains why Klein wanted him, and Sonny says he was working for the traitor. Jason asks if Faison was there to look for the traitor, and she thinks so. But something spooked him, and he left. Jason says the traitor could still be there.

Elizabeth says no matter how much loves Franco, Christmas is about the kids. She doesn’t want to be worrying about her dress. She wants Christmas to be special, and wants the wedding to be special too. She tells him soon. January; February at the latest. Jake comes running to them with a stuffed polar bear. He and Franco high-five.

Nelle says they’re happy she’s here. They just got news. She knew, but Michael insisted she take the test. Michael confirms Nelle is pregnant, and Nelle tells Carly, congratulations, grandma. Ha-ha!

Oscar says his mom left, and Josslyn asks what he wants to do. He says he has to find out tonight. She tells him she can forward the results, and he can open them when he wants or delete them. He says no, he wants her to be with him, and wants to do it now, but not here. They need to find somewhere quiet.

Drew lets Kim in, and she apologizes for just showing up. Sam takes Scout upstairs. Drew asks if it’s about Oscar, and she says in a way. She asks if everything is okay, and he tells her there’s still some paperwork, but he’s no longer AWOL. She knows he doesn’t remember, but he was proud of his service and being a SEAL. He asks how well she knew him. She says she didn’t know him long, but their time together was pretty intense. She got pregnant, and Oscar is his son.

On Monday, Cassandra says she and Finn can help each other, Michael tells Nelle to prove it’s his child, and Kim tells Drew it’s up to him what happens.

Quotes of the Week

If people talk about you, you know you’re interesting.Susan “Honey” Good

I don’t believe in luck. It’s persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream.Janet Jackson

No man wants to kiss a girl in black. – The Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey

Don’t worry about aging. Worry about being boring.Susan “Honey” Good

Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle-class. – The Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey

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weekend

 

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December 7, 2017 – Jason Goes to Bat for Ex-Jason, In Agreement & a Plug

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Michael reminisces about having custody of Avery, telling Nelle it was a dark time, but when she smiled, his problems vanished. Nelle starts talking about working with kids, but they suddenly notice a smell. Lulu and Maxie approach. Michael suggests a shower. Maxie says they can wash off their stink, but the stench of treachery never fades.

Franco puts romance in the air at the art therapy room, and closes the blinds. Elizabeth comes in, and he says, surprise! He didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, and she asks for what. He takes out a ring, and tells her how spectacular she is, and what he loves about her, including her perfect flaws. He loved that she asked him to marry her, and he loves her. He gets down on one knee, and asks her to marry him. She says no. Just kidding. It’s a yes.

Drew sees Andre being put in a cell across from him (from another cell?). Andre says he’s so sorry, and asks if he prefers drew or Andrew. Drew says he didn’t even know his name until Andre confessed. Now the Navy is charging him with desertion, and he didn’t know he was SEAL. Andre sat back and watched him live a lie. Andre admits he did, and Drew says if bars weren’t between them, he’d kill him.

Alexis tells Sam the injunction is only temporary. The lawyer might have talked to the judge by now. Sam says maybe they should change tactics, and Alexis suggests calling other counsel with more knowledge of military law. Sam says she knows who can help Drew.

Jason tells Sonny that Obrecht bought a burner phone after they spoke with her, and Spinelli is tracing a call she made. Jason’s phone rings, and it’s Sam. She needs his help. He asks where she is, and she tells him the police station. He asks if he should call Diane, but she says it has to be him. Jason tells her that he’ll be right there. Sonny says some things never change, and asks if he needs back up. He doesn’t, so Sonny tells him good luck.

Sam tells Alexis that Jason is on the way. Alexis noticed she didn’t tell him it involved Drew. Does she think he’ll say something in Drew’s defense? Sam knows he will, but Alexis says he’s nothing if not pragmatic. He may see it as a chance to get rid of Drew. She doesn’t think they can count on Jason, and is going to make some calls.

Andre knows it’s no comfort to Drew, but he invented memory mapping to help those ravaged by dementia and Alzheimer’s, hoping to restore their memories and sense of self. Drew says Andre took his life away, and essentially made him a different man. He thought he was Jason Morgan. He had Jason’s friends, Jason’s sons were his, and Jason’s wife is still the love of his life. What is he supposed to do? Andre wants to help, but isn’t sure he can help him with that.

Elizabeth loves the ring, and Franco says it felt funny to make the decision without her. She says it’s perfect. She wasn’t expecting it, and can’t wait to tell the boys. Franco says he asked them for her hand, and got everyone’s approval, even Aiden’s zebra. Elizabeth says if the zebra approved, it’s meant to be. Franco says he needs to talk to her about Jason and Drew. Kim overhears from the hallway. Why is the door open?

Michael asks what Lulu and Maxie are talking about, and Nelle asks what’s so important that they couldn’t shower first? Lulu says they went undercover, and used a stink bomb to snoop freely at The Invader. They wanted to find out what kind of person would talk to them about Man Landers. Maxie says it’s Nelle, and Nelle says she didn’t do it. Maxie says they didn’t expect her to come clean, but they have proof. Lulu shows them the picture of the check stub made out to her.

On the phone, Sonny tells Spinelli to stop talking, and looks like he has a headache. Josslyn comes in. He asks how her day was, and she runs down a list of things, with Oscar’s coming over in the middle of them. He asks if her mom knows, and Josslyn says she sent her a text. She runs off, and Sonny laughs.

Nelle says she told the truth. He was duping the public, and she was righting a wrong. Lulu calls her a snitch, and says she was selling secrets for money. Maxie tells her Nathan could be in jail for helping a wounded vet. Nelle tells them it worked out. The book became a best seller after the story broke; she did them a favor. Maxie says more like threw them to the wolves by selling their secret. Lulu asks Michael if it sounds honest.

Franco sees Kim, and asks if he can help her. She says she didn’t mean to interrupt, but she thought it was the lounge. Elizabeth introduces her to Franco, and says she’s the first to know she’s now his fiancé. Kim asks if he just proposed, and says she’s even more embarrassed. Franco says that part was over, and Elizabeth offers to take her to the lounge, since she has to go back to work anyway. She tells Franco they’ll talk about Jason later.

Andre understands Drew’s pain. Drew laughs. He asks if Andre has ever been made to believe he’s someone else, and that’s a no, but he spent five years thinking about the consequences of his actions. Drew says Andre took away his life, and made him believe he was someone he wasn’t, and care for people he had no claim to. The only thing he knows about himself is in his service record. Andre says he doesn’t know much more, but he lived with Betsy the first three years of his life. Drew interjects that Andrew produced a fake death certificate to give Franco. Andre says Franco thought he was dead, and he was trying to cover up the upheaval. Now that Drew knows, Andre might be able to help him to explore who he really is.

Jason shows up at the station. Sam thanks him. He asks if she’s okay, and she tells him she’s not the one in trouble. She needs him to help Drew. He asks what she wants him to do, and she says it’s not fair to pull him in, but he insists it’s okay. She explains about the Navy thinking Drew is a traitor. Jason tells her that he means it; it’s okay. Alexis comes out, telling the Naval lawyer that it’s more complex than he realizes. Commander Fuller says that for the court marshal to decide. He stops dead when he sees Jason, and says he really does have a twin.

Drew says he’s already in a cell, and the Navy doesn’t look highly on deserters. He can’t examine the life he had, when there’s no future. Andre tells him those circumstances are out of his control, but he made a statement. Drew says he’s a criminal; why would they believe him? They could be co-conspirators trying to cover something up. Andre says there’s more to this than his legal situation. He tells Drew that knowing who he used to be doesn’t invalidate who is today.

Elizabeth asks how Kim is adjusting, and she says everyone is so friendly, it’s like she’s been there for years. Elizabeth says they’re like a family; they’ll be up in her business in no time. Kim says nothing about her can compare to the chief of staff’s two sons; two men thinking they’re the same person. Elizabeth says it’s a tough situation, and Kim tells her that she actually knew Drew a long time ago. Elizabeth asks from where, and Kim says San Diego. She knew him briefly, but he left quite an impression. Elizabeth says she’s not the only one. She almost married him.

Josslyn lets Oscar in. She tells him there’s been some consequences and new rules. She’s not allowed out after dark without permission anymore. Oscar asks if her mom is home, but she says just her stepdad, and tells him to relax. He asks about the DNA test, but she hasn’t heard. Sonny comes downstairs, and asks Oscar if he’s hungry; they have leftovers. Oscar apologizes again for leaving early on Thanksgiving, and Sonny says it would have been nice if they could have eaten, but way it goes. Josslyn says they have to start their homework. Sonny tells her that Avery asked about her, and she goes upstairs. Oscar says Avery is cute, but Sonny knows he’s not here to talk about Avery. He heard Oscar was wondering about Drew, and asks why the interest?

Maxie says that Nelle must have heard her and Nathan talking when she came for her final paycheck, and Maxie sent her packing. She was eavesdropping, and ran straight to The Invader. Nelle asks how telling the truth is worse than writing a feature about a man she knew was pretending to be someone else? Maxie feels sick, and steps away. Lulu says it was revenge, pure and simple. Nelle says she did it for the money; she had no other options. She tells Michael that she owed on everything. She unmasked an imposter, and the public had a right to know. She asks if he understands, but he says, no, he doesn’t.

Commander Fuller says the existence of a twin does nothing to disprove Drew’s desertion. Sam asks him to please hear Jason out. She thinks he can shed light on the case. Jason explains who he is, and says there are records to prove it. He recently found out Drew was his twin. They were separated at birth, and didn’t know about one another. In October of 2012, Jason was shot, and disappeared. Six months ago, he woke up in a clinic in Russia. He can’t account for time he lost, but thinks it’s connected to Drew’s disappearance. Andre developed a way to transfer memories, and confessed to performing the procedure on them, and it was done against his will. The Commander says that doesn’t mean Drew wasn’t a volunteer, and Jason says with all due respect, from the dates, it looks like he joined the Navy right out of high school. Everything on file indicates Drew’s life was all about the SEALS until he went AWOL. Commander Fuller says there was no sign of a struggle, and there’s no proof he didn’t go voluntarily. Jason tells him the man responsible is Caesar Faison, the former head of the DVX, and most wanted by the WSB and Interpol. He thinks Faison wanted their memories switched, and that’s why Drew never returned to the Navy. He doesn’t remember the past, but the past remembers him.

Drew says Andre is crazy if he thinks he should treat him. Andre says he could find his adoptive parents, any siblings he might have grown up with, teachers, friends, a woman he loved. Who knows? Drew says, or maybe he isn’t anything more than a deserter who threw away his life. Andre says he wasn’t a random volunteer. The procedure happened within three months of Jason being shot. Drew asks why his memory, and Andre tells him the backer never told him the objectives. Drew says, he just paid to obliterate his life? Andre says he has to believe he had a whole full life, and there are people desperate to find out what happened to him and who love him.

Oscar tells Sonny that he and Josslyn were just kicking around ideas. It’s a wild story. He asks if Sonny isn’t friends with Drew, and Sonny tells him, you could say that. He asks if Drew is an okay guy, and Sonny says he’s a loyal friend who saved his life more than once. Oscar asks how, but Sonny suggests he ask the questions first. Why did Oscar and Josslyn sneak out on Thanksgiving to visit Sam and Drew. What did they think they’d find out?

Nelle says she did nothing wrong; she told the truth. Maxie says so did they. She and Lulu step away, and Michael tells Nelle that she sold privileged information, knowing it would hurt Nathan, Maxie, and Amy. Nelle says she didn’t know about Amy’s brother. Michael says she always has an excuse, and sees herself as a victim. She says she got fired because Maxie turned Nina against her. Maxie’s supersonic ears pick this up, and she says she had nothing to do with it. Nelle did something to Nina’s husband, and Nina was livid. Nelle tells Michael not to believe her. He says the details change, but the story is the same. She preys on people’s weaknesses, and uses their pain for her own ends. He doesn’t think she’s malicious, but she’s broken, and he can’t be around that, or her.

Commander Fuller says he’ll have to find out how to proceed, but thinks the information should work in Drew’s favor. He’ll be in touch. Alexis walks him out. Sam thanks Jason. He says he’ll always help her any way he can. His phone rings, and he says he has to meet Sonny. He leaves, and Sam looks at him longingly.

Andre tells Drew he has every right to love and hold on to his life, but the news has tilted Sam’s world. She has one foot in the present with him, and one in the past with Jason. He wishes he could guarantee nothing has changed, but it could. If it does, he needs to keep in mind that he has a past too. Drew asks why they don’t discuss something Andre actually knows about. Are his memories going to come back?

Josslyn tells Sonny that Avery conked out, and asks what they’re talking about. Sonny says, Drew, and his phone rings. He tells them he has to leave, and Oscar is off the hook. After he’s gone, Josslyn apologizes. Oscar says it’s okay, and that her stepdad said Drew saved his life. Josslyn says he wouldn’t tell her the details, but Sonny was in trouble, and Drew was shot instead of him. Oscar tells her that Sonny says it was more than once. She says a few years ago, Sonny was shot, and Drew stopped the guys from killing him. Oscar is like, wow, there’s a lot of shooting going on. He knows what Sonny does, but wonders how Drew is involved. Josslyn says he’s not. He started the media company, and has nothing to do with Sonny’s business. Her phone rings, and Oscar asks if that’s it. Can they find out if Drew is his father?

Elizabeth explains about the hit and run to Kim, telling her that Drew ended up as her patient while he was recovering. He had facial reconstruction, and no memory of who he was, but she was drawn to him. Kim asks what he’s like, and she says he’s a good man. He was kind to her, and at the time, made her feel like the only woman in the world when he looked at her. Her boys adored him; he’s a good dad. Kim says she doesn’t mean to pry, but what happened? Elizabeth says Drew was told he was Jason, and realized he already had a wife. Franco listens from around the corner. Kim wonders how he feels now that he knows he’s not Jason.

Maxie tells Lulu that Michael deserves better than Nelle. Lulu says she tried being neutral, but Nelle didn’t deserve the second chances they gave her. Maxie suggests showers, and then soaking in the tub. Lulu reminds her that she needs something groundbreaking to get hired at Aurora.

Nelle tells Michael that he has no concept of broke, and having creditors calling. She doesn’t begrudge him, but wants him to see her world. He says he’s not letting her play on his guilt. He’s listening to the voice of reason inside; the one he didn’t listen to before. He’s cutting all ties with her. She’s on her own. He’s selling the apartment, even if he has to take a loss. Nelle asks what about the rent, and he tells her to discuss it with her new landlord. She asks if he doesn’t care what happens to her, and he reminds her of when she was going to leave Port Charles. He thinks maybe she should. Put her mistakes behind her, and start fresh. She asks how can she start fresh when she’s carrying his child?

Josslyn starts to give the test results to Oscar, and he tells her to wait. She asks what’s wrong. Doesn’t he want to know?

Elizabeth says Kim doesn’t beat around the bush, and Kim tells her it’s been said before. Elizabeth tells her that Drew is now married to Sam. She’s his soulmate, like her and Franco. Kim says that doesn’t answer the question. Franco comes out, and says he needs to talk to Elizabeth. Kim leaves, and Elizabeth asks if something is wrong. He says everything is right, but they’re not married and it’s Christmas. He wants to get married now, and they can spend their first holiday together as man and wife.

Drew asks Andre if he’s stuck with Jason’s memories, but the guard interrupts, saying Andre’s lawyer wants to see him. Drew asks if he can get them back, and Andre says they’ll talk later.

Sam asks Alexis what happened, and she says Commander Fuller is on a conference call. Jason was very convincing. She doesn’t know how Sam is dealing with this, and Sam says neither does she.

Sonny and Jason stand in front of an apartment door. Jason is ready with his gun, and kicks in the door.

Tomorrow, Michael says Nelle isn’t pregnant just desperate, Kim tells Carly that Jason has been arrested, and Jason and Sonny shake someone down for information.

😠 A Time When John Oliver and I Agreed…

It’s ‘not reflective of who I am’ – it’s that kind of response to this stuff that pisses me off,” Oliver said during the panel discussion, according to the Post. “It is reflective of who you were. If you’ve given no evidence to show it didn’t [happen], then there was a period of time for a while when you were a creeper around women. It feels like a cop-out to say, ‘it wasn’t me.’ Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal? – John Oliver regarding Dustin Hoffman

I, too, hate the “it’s not me” defense. For anything stupid/ thoughtless/vile someone did.

📦 Shopping Finished Yet?

I don’t normally talk about my side hustle, but since it’s the most wonderful, and stressful, time of the year, I figured, why not? If you’re looking for fun gifts in all price ranges for all ages, or a shiny new outfit for those holiday parties, Juliet’s Treasures Old & New at eBay, or Juliet’s Treasures USA at Etsy, might have just what you want. My Pekingese dogs, Juliet and her litter of treasures – Marco, Ralph, Drum, Donovan, Trinket and Felicia (the Fat Firecracker) – run the shops, and occasionally, their Daddy Casey makes an appearance. Check out their Facebook page. The store links are at the bottom of every Daily Beg. You can see some of the items we have for sale, as well as enjoy the antics of some little dogs with big personalities.

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December 6, 2017 – Curtis Brings on the Ho-Ho-Ho, Another Posche Debacle, a Bit of Star & a Hippie Thursday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Ned apologizes for making Alexis come over and being insensitive. She says they all need to process everything. She opens the door and Julian is standing there. He says he’s not stalking her or trespassing. He’s there to see Olivia-Q. Olivia asks what he wants, and he says, his son.

Carly is making out cards, and tells Sonny they have lots of people to catch up with. Sonny asks if he can’t have one day without conspiracies, mysteries, bad guys, or stationery. A day to enjoy his wife, his kids, and Christmas.

Jordan asks Curtis if he’s ready to do this. He wonders how this became his job, and she says there’s no one else she trusts. He’s dressed like Santa, and does a ho-ho-ho.

Michael takes Rocco to see Santa. Nelle comes out dressed as an elf. She says she’s Santa’s helper, and anyone who wants to see him has to go through her.

Lulu tells Maxie that Operation Sweet Smell of Defeat is a go, and they’ll be out of the hazmat suits soon. They just have to wear them long enough to get in, get the scoop, and get out. Maxie says she feels like she’s been wearing it long enough for corsets to make a comeback. She tells Lulu no offense, but Sam is probably focused on which Jason she’s going to be with, and not finding a place for Lulu in the company.

At the station, Dante questions the credential of the Naval lawyer, who tells him the warrant stands for itself. In the interrogation room, Sam tells Drew that they’re arguing the letter of the law with the lawyer, but it’s just a stall. If they don’t come up with something, he’s going to be court marshaled. Drew says, for leaving a life he didn’t know he had.

Olivia asks if Julian has been released, and Alexis says it’s conditional, and he’s getting a new trial. Ned is sure he’ll be guilty again. Julian hears Leo on the monitor. Ned tells him not to do anything stupid, and goes upstairs. Olivia says if he does, Diane will have him back in Pentonville. She has sole custody since he was convicted, and he has no right to be near her son.

On the phone, The Intruder dude says he has photos, texts, and an adult Teddy Ruxpin costume. Lulu and Maxie knock on the door, telling him he has to evacuate since ammonium sulfide has gotten into the air. They push him out of the office. Lulu says they have to work fast, before he figures out that’s the chemical name for stink bomb. She starts to go through the files.

Michael tells Rocco that every CEO counts on their employees, and the elves are Santa’s eyes and ears. Rocco goes to get hot chocolate, and Michael says he sees Nelle is putting her professional experience with kids to good use. She tells him she can’t be picky, and he says she’ll land on her feet. She says she always does, no matter who tries to keep her down.

Sonny kisses Carly. He suggests they bundle up Avery, and get some holiday cheer. She’s all for a drama-free day, but doesn’t think it can be delivered. He says everything is good, and it’s all settled. She tells him nothing is settled.

Drew tells Sam that he didn’t see this coming. Sam says he’s not a deserter. He was kidnapped by a most wanted criminal. He says a lot of what he did was classified. He doesn’t know where he was sent or what he did, but he sure the Navy doesn’t want him sharing it. Sam says they’re looking at him as a traitor, and he tells her that they’ll transport him to a secure location, and debrief him. This might be a problem, since he doesn’t remember what he’s supposed to know or who he told.

Olivia asks Alexis to tell Julian to scram. She says he’s got grown kids to visit, and asks if they slammed the door in his face. They want nothing to do with him, and neither does Leo. Leo doesn’t remember him, and he’s nothing to Leo. Julian hears Leo call Ned “daddy” on the monitor. Olivia says he’s a non-entity in Leo’s life. Why doesn’t he do what’s best for everyone, and stay far away? Alexis says she’ll give him some free advice. His mere presence there jeopardizes his chance of acquittal, not to mention any chance of release. He says it’s not that simple, and she says it is for her.

Carly tells Sonny that Drew is determined to keep everything that belongs to Jason, and Jason won’t fight. He tells her to give everyone a minute. Maybe he’ll see that they weren’t siding against him. Their friend came back, and they’re honoring that friendship, but they’re still his friend too. Carly says he feels like they betrayed him. She doesn’t know how to fix that, and show him they’re still friends. Sonny says Drew can’t figure out who they are to him, until he figures out who he is.

Dante tells the Naval lawyer that Drew is part of an ongoing case, but the lawyer says he has to bring him back for dereliction of duty. I guess they never bothered looking for him? Sam tells Drew that the most important thing is to keep him in Port Charles. The Navy could take him anywhere, and not disclose it. They have to stop it before it starts. He tells her that whatever happens, and no matter how long it takes, he’ll find his way back to her. She says she’s counting on that. The Navy guys come in

Jordan tells Curtis that he’s got to go in alone; the Navy is taking his friend away. He wants to go with her, but she tells him to stay and entertain the kids. There’s nothing he can do right now. She’s going to protect her turf. She says if any brazen elves get within mistletoe distance, they’ll have to answer to her.

Michael asks Nelle how the apartment is, and she says it feels a little big without him. He suggests putting up a temporary wall, and getting a roommate to save on rent, but she doesn’t think it’s come to that yet.

Maxie asks if Lulu is sure the bomb isn’t toxic, and she says only smelly. Maxie holds her nose, and Lulu tells her to use both hands to look. Maxie says it’s taking too long. Lulu asks if she’s resigned to not knowing who tipped the intruder off. Maxie says if it means saving her hair from smelling like a cesspool, yes. Babies are expensive. She can’t afford using a paycheck to fix her hair. Lulu says she’s a genius. Look for paystubs or a checkbook. The article quoted an anonymous source; they can see how the source was paid. Lulu goes through a folder and finds something. She tells Maxie it even says Ask Man Landers tip. It’s a check for $10K made out to Nelle Benson.

Lulu wonders why Nelle would sell them out. Maxie says the answer is in the dollar signs. It takes two hands to count how many jobs Nelle has been fired from, and Crimson was the last one. It’s probably how she found out. Lulu says she has an exposé to write, and Maxie has some choice words for Nelle. They’re met at the door by The Intruder dude and two other men.

Maxie and Lulu sit in a jail cell. Nathan asks what they were thinking, and Dante asks why they smell so bad.

Michael tells Nelle that he’s flexible if she has a problem with the rent. She says they’re in an awkward place right now, but she has the feeling they’ll make things work, and be in each other’s lives for a long time. Sonny and Carly show up with Avery. Rocco comes back, and Michael says he’s not used to Sonny being called grandpa. Carly says better him than her, and Nelle tells her she’s very suited to the title. Ouch. Curtis comes out as Santa, doing his ho-ho-ho thing. Nelle is left with Carly. Nelle says she loves this time of year, so much possibility. She doesn’t get depressed, since her luck can change at any moment. Carly says as long as it has nothing to do with Michael, and Nelle says that’s up to him. Carly tells her not to mistake his cheer; he’s seen the real her. Nelle looks forward to resetting her expectations, and Carly asks what that’s supposed to mean.

Olivia tells Julian to go before it gets ugly. He says if he leaves, he’s abandoning Leo, and if he stays, the cops will drag him out. He tells her it’s not cut and dried. Look how it almost turned out with Dante. One day Leo will come to him, and he’ll tell him the truth. Ned comes down with Leo, and Julian says he’s leaving. Olivia tells him they’re going to the park to see Santa, and to meet them there.

Sam tells the Naval lawyer that he’s making a mistake. Drew did nothing wrong; he was kidnapped. Drew tells her it’s okay, and to take care of the kids and herself. Alexis walks in, and tells them to uncuff Drew. The lawyer asks who she is, and she says the woman in charge of taking them down, and he’s her client.

Maxie tells Nathan and Dante not to look at her; it was Lulu’s idea. Lulu says they had to buy uninterrupted time, and couldn’t break in, since that’s illegal. Dante is like, so you chose noxious fumes instead? She tells him it was harmless, and he says to tell that to Homeland Security. She says they did this for Nathan. Maxie says they know who almost got them busted for fraud – Nelle.

Nelle goes to do her elf thing, and Sonny joins Carly. Carly wonders what Nelle knows that would turn her world upside down, but Sonny says it’s not the right time. Avery wants picture with Santa. I have to mention that there’s been a jump in all these children’s ages.

The Naval lawyer tells Alexis it won’t help the circumstances in the long run. Alexis says it’s due process. They have a warrant for Andrew Kane, but they’ve yet to see physical evidence that contradicts he’s not Jason. She shows them the folder, and says Andrew doesn’t even look like him. The lawyer says they’ve been apprised of the twin theory, but Alexis says his legal name is Jason Morgan. The lawyer snarks that he probably changed his face so he could enjoy his new life. Yeah, he’s been having a real ball. Sam says he was in a terrible accident. Jordan arrives, and isn’t willing to have him removed from her jurisdiction. He’s connected with a WSB most wanted criminal, and is their only lead to the whereabouts of Faison. I get excited all over again.

Michael welcomes everyone to Christmas in the Park. He thanks the parks department, and Ned thanks the sponsors, saying they’ve donated $50K to underprivileged children. Sonny sees Julian, and tells Carly they were supposed to come here to get away from trouble. He asks what Julian is doing there. Olivia tells him it’s a conditional release. His sister’s confession that she extorted him got him another trial. Sonny tells Julian to be careful on the icy roads; accidents happen. I wonder if Sonny has the power to make ice on the roads, since it’s in the 50s. They take the kids’ photos with Santa, and Olivia is obviously not happy in the photo with Julian. She suggests they take an extended family photo. Nelle takes the picture, and Julian pops his head in between Ned and Olivia. It’s actually a pretty funny scene. I like when they take pictures.

Jordan has a judge’s order and can’t relinquish custody. The Naval lawyer says for a half hour; he’ll have a word with the judge, and Drew better be there when he gets back. Sam tells Alexis she’s amazing, but Alexis says hold her applause. They have less time for a save than a pizza delivery.

Lulu tells Dante and Nathan they found a five-figure check made out to Nelle. Dante hopes she didn’t take the stub, and she says she says of course not. She took a picture; they’re not thieves. Nathan tells them they’re free to go. He only had to promise to take Maxie to Cabo. Maxie asks Nathan if he’s really mad. He says no, and she says that she’ll see him at home. He tells her to shower first.

Michael says Lulu was supposed to pick up Rocco, but Olivia says he can come home with them. Julian tells Ned to get used to him being around. He intends to be a presence in his son’s life. Leo is going to call him “dad.”

Michael thanks Curtis for taking the hit, and he says it’s his pleasure. Curtis tells Nelle that she did a good job wrangling the kids. He leaves, and Michael says he can take it from there. Nelle says it’s not his job. He says it’s his event, and she admits she could use a break. He says that’s what are friends for.

Back at home, Olivia tells Ned that Santa wore the kids out. Ned asks if Leo wondered about the strange man who crashed his visit with Santa. Olivia asks how mad he is, and he says he’s not mad; he’s perplexed. Julian has minimal legal standing, he’s on conditional release, and wearing an ankle monitor. It would have been a win to have him arrested. Olivia says she’s a coward. Ned says she is not. She’s fearless, strong, and gutsy; she even stood up to Monica. She says she’s a coward when comes to her kids. She can’t stand the thought that they might not love her. If Dante had been a different kind of person, it would have been a tragedy. She lied his entire life. Because of it, he went undercover, gathering information on a man he didn’t know was his father, and Sonny shot a man he didn’t know was his son. That Dante survived was a miracle, and an even bigger one was that he forgave her. She has to do better with Leo. She can’t pretend Julian doesn’t exist. Ned says it sounds like a plan to him. She asks what happens when grows up, and wants to know his father? He’ll look for Julian, and will find him. How does he think Julian will handle it? He’ll whine about how much he wanted to be father, and how Olivia kept him from it. He’ll make it Leo’s job to love and save him, and she’s not letting that happen. Ned asks what the alternative is, and she says minimal contact. Ideally, he’ll be in prison, but it’s better for Leo to know the truth than have an idealized picture. Ned says she’s not only fearless and beautiful, but incredibly wise. She says she’s lucky she married him. They kiss.

Maxie and Lulu arrive at the park, and Maxie says it looks like it’s all over. Lulu can’t believe she missed it. She gets text from Olivia saying Leo is with her. Maxie says what a shame; let’s go to the spa not. She can’t think, and needs her wits to go to battle with Nelle. She says, speaking of the skank…

Curtis hunts down Jordan at the station, and she explains she was called in to deal with Drew. He wonders why Maxie and Lulu were hauled in, and what is that smell?

Carly tells Sonny so much for a Christmas outing. He says next time he has a bright idea, remind him of today’s events. She wants to finish her cards, and says she just has Sam and Drew left. Sonny asks her to let him write that one.

Nathan puts Drew in a cell, saying, sorry. Drew tells him there’s something he can do. If Alexis can’t pull this off, and get the Navy to back off, Sam and the kids will need looking after. Others might come looking for him. He knows Curtis will step up, but he’ll need more than one man. He can’t trust Sonny anymore, and Jason will just bring more danger.

Sam asks Alexis how Drew’s chances are. She says Andre is their best shot. She might be able to get the warrant tossed. But if they have nothing more than his word, they need more ammunition and time, and she doesn’t know who can give it to them. Sam says she does.

Tomorrow, Lulu confronts Nelle, Drew confronts Andre, and Sam asks for help from Jason.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Interior decorator Joyce drops by Margaret’s house. She needs the living room done asap. She shows Joyce around. She thinks Joe #3 is crossing over into the style lane, when he’s supposed to stay in the execution lane. She has to go to Italy, and hopes it can be done in a couple of weeks She tells Joe they’ll fight about it after she comes back.

Melissa and Joe #2 make salad. He misses his mom. Melissa feels like no matter how much time passes, he’ll miss her; it’s just the way it is. He’s talked to a medium, because he wants to know that his mom is okay. In his interview, he says he was raised old school, but is hoping the medium will “connect” him. Melissa tells him about Dolores and Siggy going to Kim D.’s store, and how she said Teresa is fanning an old flame. She says there was a time when Teresa was supportive of Kim, but sees the truth now.

Margaret tells Joe #3 the Kim D. story, and about how Teresa went gangster style over it. She says tonight they’re confronting Kim at the fashion show. Joe is a little concerned, but she says she can outrun anybody in her heels.

Dolores and Siggy show up to get their makeup and hair done before the show. Kim D.’s eyes shoot flames. She asks how it’s going, and Siggy tells her about the dinner and how they’d repeated what she said. Kim asks what the reaction was, and Dolores says Teresa threw a wineglass and everyone hates Kim now. Some chick demonstrates how the guy was hugging Teresa in the club, and it’s pretty ambiguous. Dolores and Siggy aren’t impressed either. Kim says she heard Teresa is done with Joe #1 anyway. In her interview, Siggy isn’t cool with Kim messing with Teresa’s marriage. Dolores doesn’t believe Teresa is cheating, and Sylvia Miles Kim says, welcome to the Posche fundraiser. Toodle-oo! Idiot.

Teresa arrives at Melissa’s. Melissa asks if she’s ready for this, and she says no. She wonders why Kim D. wants to start rumor, and Melissa says because she’s an a-hole. I’d say that about sums it up. Teresa can’t wait to confront Kim. She doesn’t care about herself, but her kids. Melissa says Kim goes deep and hard.

Danielle goes to Margaret’s house to wait for the others. She tells Margaret the last time she went to the Posche fashion show, she got chased from the event, and had her hair pulled out. Margaret says they go in, accomplish what they have to do, and never see her again.

Melissa tells Teresa to be careful. Teresa says Kim knows how to push her buttons. In her interview, Melissa doesn’t think Teresa should put herself in this kind of position. If she gets in trouble, she’ll have to “go away” again. Italian for being thrown in the pokey. Teresa says something happens at every fashion show, but if anyone puts their hands on her, she’ll walk away. In her interview, Teresa says she used to like Kim, but she came after both her and Melissa.

They pick up Danielle and Margaret. Danielle says they’re going to a real Italian shake down now. The ladies arrive at the venue, and Teresa says it’s time to call that bitch out. Melissa is nervous. She says you don’t have to be genius to know this isn’t going to end well. They hit the bar and head downstairs. As Melissa walks down the steps, she says it feels like she’s walking into the lion’s den.

Teresa goes in first, and the others follow. There’s a long pause of silence, and Kim welcomes them and asks how they are. In her interview, Dolores says she’s lived in this part of the zoo a long time, and Teresa is not coming in peace. Kim asks if this is going to be one-on-one or are they all talking to her? Teresa asks if they’re scaring her, and Kim says she can “take youse all on.” Teresa says no one is going to talk about her husband or her, and Kim tells her, too bad. Teresa asks if she saw him screwing another girl, and Kim says, no. Kim calls them all dirty bitches, and says her girls have seen Teresa going to clubs. Melissa says Kim is the queen of going out, and Teresa can do what she wants. Who gives a flying; it’s her business. In her interview, Melissa says Kim just admitted her whole basis for destroying Teresa’s marriage is that someone saw her at a club. She can’t believe Dolores and Siggy. Teresa wants to straighten Kim out, and calls her trash. Kim says she’s the one who went to jail, and if Teresa touches her, she’s leaving in handcuffs. Margaret says don’t even speak her. Kim says she hasn’t seen Danielle since Teresa chased her from the first fashion show. In her interview, Danielle says she knows what Kim is capable of, and knows what Teresa is capable of, and she’s glad she’s on Teresa’s side of the fence. Teresa tells Kim that Posche stands for piece of sh*t crazy homewrecker every day (or something like that), and says she doesn’t want to go there. As Kim walks out with her entourage, Teresa says she’d love to grab her by the back of her hair. Me too. Kim says touch her, and Teresa is done. Teresa invites Kim to come at her, and Kim calls them animals.

In her interview, Teresa says she set Kim straight, and whatever her and Joe #1 go through is nobody’s business. We flash back to Joe being stupid, and Teresa says you don’t know what’s really going on unless you’re living together. Kim wants them out. Melissa says she’s disgusting. She can’t believe Dolores and Siggy are walking in the show. Dolores gets a few inches from Melissa’s face, and says, don’t tell her what to do. Melissa asks why Dolores is getting in her face; they’re supposed to be friends. Dolores screeches that it’s for charity. Teresa calls them Kim D.’s puppets, and Dolores says they’re acting like ladies at a fundraiser. In her interview, Dolores is dumbfounded by Teresa’s behavior, saying there’s a time and place for everything, but it’s not here at a charity event. She says she’s a grown woman, makes her own enemies and fights her own battles. She doesn’t need to get involved.

The show starts. Kim explains the fundraiser is for families who lost someone in a tragedy. Siggy dabs at her eyes, and Dolores tells her, let’s go, probably wanting to circumvent the waterworks. Siggy says no kind of rumor or drama will get in her way of doing acts of kindness. She’s thinking of how much money they can raise for the families. Don’t try to stop her. Zzzzz…

The girls gather at Margaret’s house, and she gets them cocktails. Melissa says it was a real sh*tshow. Teresa is glad she went. No one is going to talk about her family, and get away with it. Kim doesn’t scare her, and if she’s going to blatantly lie, Teresa is going to deal with her. Margaret thinks Kim was scared, and won’t say anything else. I wouldn’t bet on that. She wants to be on this show badly, and it’s her only connection. They agree that Siggy and Dolores aren’t supportive, and Margaret tells Teresa their silence says a lot. Melissa can’t believe they just made plans to go to Milan. Teresa isn’t sure she wants to go with them. In her interview, Teresa says it seems to be a pattern with Dolores. We flash back to her being unsympathetic. Teresa asks how many chances does she give Dolores before she sees Dolores isn’t there for her? She thanks everyone and says she’s torn about Siggy and Dolores. They’ll have to come to her.

Margaret goes to the office in rollers, and tells the fashion show story. Marge Sr. thinks it’s ridiculous. Margaret has finally set up her mom with Steve, her accountant. Marge hasn’t had serious boyfriend in years. She was like a wild divorcé in hot pants. She makes an appointment for her mom to get her hair done at the house, so she’ll look glamorous.

Frank and Dolores go out for pizza. Dolores thinks son Frankie needs to see life beyond his girlfriend. In her interview, she asks how a kid in high school is supposed to have relationship? It’s an anchor. She tells Frank that their son should have no distractions. Siggy joins them. She tells Frank about how Kim gossiped that someone saw Teresa getting cozy with a man at a club. She says things got ugly at the fashion show, and she called Teresa a criminal. Frank asks what did they do? and they tell him they did nothing. He asks if they stayed walking in the show. He’s looking at it from Teresa’s point of view, and what message was shown. They should have let Teresa know they had her back. Dolores says in hindsight, maybe they should have gone. Siggy says it makes sense. She thinks as her friends, they have to let Teresa know that they have her back 100%. These two are either stupid or insane.

Melissa and Joe #2 wait for the medium. Melissa says she doesn’t do this sort of thing. Joe #2 asks if she’s afraid of ghosts, and yes, she is. Teresa arrives, and they have some vodka. Joe asks if she’s ready. In her interview, Teresa says mediums aren’t her thing, but she’s there to support her brother. She’s not ready for all this. Medium Concetta enters. Melissa offers her a drink, but she says she never mixes alcohol with dead people. Good to know.

Concetta tells them ask questions. She’s simple girl who’s talked to dead people her whole life. She tells Teresa that her mother is next to her, and has been. She says that one of her children is sensitive to the other side. We flash back to Milania talking about seeing her nonna cooking. Concetta tells her not to discount it. She says their mother is home and at peace. She had a wonderful life, and hears herself being adored. Teresa says she still needed her, and Concetta says she hears the support and love. She tells Joe that she hears music playing. It’s Momma, sung by Connie Francis in Italian, and Joe says he danced to that song with his mother at his wedding. Concetta tells him that his mother had a hard time walking, but now she can run. In her interview, Melissa tells us that when Joe visited his mother in the hospital, he would whisper, go, run now, mom. Concetta knows things that she wouldn’t know unless she was really talking to her. Concetta tells them that she’s worried about their dad. He’s missing her terribly, and secretly talking to her, wishing he could join her. She wants him to know, don’t be in a hurry. Someday, they’ll be together again. Teresa believes Concetta is really talking to her mom, but it still hurts. She wants her to be there to hug, and it’s so painful. A sad, but uplifting and interesting scene.

The hair person arrives at Margaret’s. She asks if Marge has a safe word in case the date isn’t going well. Marge says she’ll pull her earring. Margaret wants her to be happy and have a companion. If it’s not Steve, she’ll find someone with one foot on a banana peel and a big will.

Siggy visits Teresa. She says sorry about yesterday, and Teresa says, her too. Siggy says it got heated, and Teresa asks if Siggy sees what she’s been talking about. What Kim said was out of line. Siggy agrees, and Teresa says if the roles were reversed, she would never support that person. what said out of line Siggy tells Teresa that she defended her in the store, and told Kim it was disgusting and below the belt. Teresa says after she heard it, why not just give her donation and leave? Siggy says they were there for the charity event. She didn’t care about Kim; she didn’t want to disappoint the families. Teresa gets it, and is fine with it. I’m not. Even if they’re considered minor celebrities, and people were there to see them walk, why didn’t either one of them put it like that before? I’d probably leave, but announce why first. Teresa says she never thought Kim would go against her, and it could happen to Siggy or Dolores. Siggy tells Teresa that they’re her friends. She can’t talk with Margaret, and Danielle is up Teresa’s ass. Teresa thought everything was good with Siggy and Margaret. She says it was until Margaret referenced Hitler at the dinner. We flash back, and I wonder if Siggy actually heard and/or understood what Margaret was saying, since it was an appropriate example. She thinks Margaret is missing a sensitivity chip. She doesn’t hate her, but she’s over it. Teresa appreciates her coming, but wonders where it leaves them. Siggy doesn’t know what’s going down, but wants to go to Milan. She won’t go without Dolores though, because we’re twelve. Teresa doesn’t mind Dolores going, but doesn’t know about Melissa; she’s the one who asked them to come. Siggy says if it works out, great, but if not, she wants Teresa to know she loves her.

Margaret and Joe #3 double-date with Steve and Marge Sr. Margaret tells Steve to watch Marge, she can be handsy after a few drinks. Margaret asks Steve what kind of woman he’s looking for, and Joe says, breathing. Steve admires Marge’s tattoo. She’s been thinking about one no one would see unless she’s naked. He asks if she’ll be getting it by their third date. Ha-ha! In her interview, Margaret says it’s going better than she planned. She asks about Steve’s five-year plan, and he says he eventually wants to settle down. Margaret says he doesn’t want to grow old alone; no one does. In her interview, Margaret says, move over, Siggy. She’s not the only matchmaker. Steve asks if they can have another date without them next time. Margaret says he’s approved.

Teresa calls Melissa, and tells her about Siggy’s visit, and how she didn’t want to let the families down. Melissa understands. Teresa says they were talking about Italy, and Siggy won’t go without Dolores. Melissa says she’s not taking the invitation back, but she’s always felt like Dolores is an older sister, and she got in her face. She should have gotten crazy on Kim, if she was in the mood to get crazy. The bottom line is that she doesn’t want to deal with anybody’s sh*t when they’re in Italy. She’s done with Dolores if she disrespects her like that again. Dolores is on her sh*t list.

Next time, a lively trip to Milan, a heated dinner, and Danielle throwing things.

💫 I was only half-paying attention to Star, but saw the important stuff. Like Queen Latifah in a gorgeous shoulder-length deep magenta wig. Star also deserved kudos for bringing on a 1920s bob with waves. Cotton had serious love troubles, with Elliot wanting to get serious with her, and running into her previous bad boyfriend when they were out together. Jahil told Hunter’s mother, Arlene, that Brody was trying to sell pictures of Star looking battered after Hunter beat the crap out of her. Miss Lawrence let Carlotta know what was going on with Brody. She didn’t want to sink to his level, but Miss Lawrence told her to, sink, bitch. Rehearsals for the showcase were not going well, but when the performers were told that if it failed, Ayanna would have no choice but to sell the label, they pulled it together for the dress rehearsal. Noah apologized to Alex, who told him to never kiss her again, but the look on her face wasn’t jiving with her words. The best part, besides the hair, was Arlene meeting Jahil, and telling him that she wanted Brody dead. Brody appeared out of nowhere, turning the tables, and slashing her a million times. Afterward, he returned Star’s phone, and told her that he’d never bother her again. Right. Next week, the finale.

🎆 When You Google Psychedelic Thursday…

You get more results than you’d think, but these are my top two.

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Thursday

 

December 5, 2017 – Tradition vs a Bensonhurst Tree & Timothy Redeems Himself

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Olivia-Q whistles Jingle Bells, as she decorates a big, white tree. Monica walks in, saying, omg what’s that? Olivia says it’s a Christmas tree. Monica says typically, they have natural tree, and they have an attic of traditional ornaments. Olivia says she was told she could do the tree, and did it like they do in Bensonhurst. Monica says that explains it. Olivia tells her if she has something to say, say it to her face. I kind of understand this. Way back in the 70s, my father thought he’d be cool, and brought home an artificial, silver tree. My sister and I were both mortified. It never happened again.

Alexis tells Michael she’s on retainer with ELQ, and has to discuss some issues. Andrew being added to the family triggers the redistribution of stock, since he’s entitled along with other grandchildren. Michael says he’s okay with that, but she says it means they can vote for a new CEO. He tells her that he’ll cross that bridge when he comes to it. Jason will back him, and Drew can argue for change if wants. Ned suggests buying them both out.

Kim leaves a phone message for Oscar, apologizing and telling him that she loves him, and can do better. Amy comes by, asking if she’s okay, and she says she got turned around, and doesn’t want to be late for her first appointment. Amy says she’s going the same way. She loves OB shifts, and says it must be rewarding, bringing new lives into the world. Kim says there’s more to it than that, but that part is thrilling. She tells the patient she’ll be right with them, and Maxie says they’re ready when she is

Lulu meets with Peter at the MetroCourt. He asks how he can help her, and she says he can change her life.

Drew tells someone on the phone to send over the contracts. Sam asks what’s going on, and he tells her today is the first day of the rest of his life. This should have been everyone’s first clue. Jason would have never said things like that, and this dude always does. Sam says, their lives. He says he might as well start living like it, and throws his desk nameplate into the wastebasket. He tells her last night he went to the footbridge to think in his spot, and realized it’s not his spot; it’s his. He gave money to the city to buy the land. Drew remembers doing it, but it’s not his memory. He has a lot of memories about the bridge, but the last three years aren’t his. Sam says those years still happened; they have Scout and their family. He tells her that she’s his anchor. Most of his memories aren’t his, but the last three years are all his – her, him, and the kids.

Kim introduces herself, and tells Maxie and Nathan she’ll be taking Dr. Lee’s place while she’s on leave. Maxie introduces Nathan, and Amy asks if she’s pregnant. Nathan tells Kim that they go way back. Amy babbles at them, and Kim says Maxie can fill her in after the appointment. Maxie says she just told a few people. They want to keep it quiet during first trimester. Amy tells her not to worry. She knows how to keep a secret, unlike some people. Maxie asks what that’s supposed to mean?

Monica tells Olivia that she should have checked in on the Quartermaine traditions, but Olivia says she thought she’d expand on them; that’s how family works, everyone bringing in their own contributions. She tells Monica that she treats her like staff rather than family. No, she actually treats the staff better. Monica tells her not to take it personally; the tree doesn’t fit the room. Olivia says she takes a dig at her every chance she gets. Monica says she tried to take over. Does she have to remind Olivia that it’s her house? Olivia says she knows; Alan gave it to her. Monica says no one is forcing her to live there. Olivia asks if Monica doesn’t think she longs to have a house where she cook and decorate it the way she sees fit? The thought of creating a home for her family means a lot to her, but Ned wants to preserve the legacy. There aren’t a lot of Quartermaines left. That’s why she’s there, for the sake of his family. She wishes Monica could see her as a member of the family too.

Peter asks how he can change Lulu’s life. She says she loves her life and the people in it. She’s the mother of two children, and owns the Haunted Star. He says it sound like a full life, but she says the kids are getting older, and the club runs itself. Now she wants to pursue her first love – journalism. She used to work for a magazine, and has had a few articles published lately. She starts to pull them out, and Peter tells her to stop right there.

Maxie says Amy is still blaming her, but she had nothing to do with the exposé. Kim kicks Amy and Nathan out, and tells Nathan she’ll need his medical history.

Peter tells Lulu that she’ll essentially be starting over. She says she’s worked in publishing before, but is willing to start at the bottom. He says she’ll be competing with others who are coming in with a presold brand, and a million Twitter followers. She says she’s not interested in covering pop culture, and wants to do investigative reporting. He says he won’t be doing her a favor in giving her false expectations, and an article about school food isn’t hard journalism. She says until the children come down with salmonella or funding is cut for the ones who get their only square meal there. She thanks him for his time, and he tells her to wait. He says that they do buy freelance pieces, and if she brings him a compelling story, he’ll consider finding her a position. She says it’s a deal.

Alexis can’t advise them, since she has a conflict of interest with both Sam and Jason. Ned says the wording of the will has plagued them for years. The company is finally stable, making money, and has growth potential. The board is happy, the stockholders are happier; why rock the boat? Drew is a wildcard, and Jason doesn’t care. Michael thinks it’s not in the spirit of the will, but Ned asks how they know. It’s time to step up and act in the best interest of the family.

Amy tells Nathan she knows she’s being petty, and he says Maxie is innocent – of this. Amy says she’ll take her at her word. He knows they have a history, and Maxie’s first reaction is – Amy says, hysterical, histrionic, and paranoid. Maxie thinks she’s superior. Nathan says she only acts like she does. She has no nursing degree, no successful book, and hasn’t helped any siblings. She admires Amy. He doesn’t want them snarking at each other. He wants Amy to be an honorary aunt, so give the mom some slack. Amy says she didn’t mean to put him in the middle. Ask Man Landers wouldn’t have gotten as far as it did without Maxie. Nathan asks about Chet, and Amy tells him that he checked into a VA program. He’s determined to get the  help he needs, and everything is working out. She asks what’s going on with Nathan, and he says not to tell Maxie, but the doctor asking for his family medical history got him thinking. Growing up, he believed that the people who raised him were his parents, and he only saw his biological father a few times. Amy has no doubt he’ll make excellent father. She hugs him, and Kim comes out, asking if he wants to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

Maxie tells Nathan that she’ll be expecting back rubs. Kim finds the heartbeat. Nathan says, that’s a baby. Maxie says, it is. He kisses her.

Michael doesn’t think Jason signing over his shares will benefit ELQ, and it would break their grandfather’s heart. He loved all of them, but Jason was the apple of his eye. Ned says Jason is a career criminal, unless he’s given up working for Sonny. Michael says in all those years, he’s never interfered, and he doesn’t see it happening now. Ned says focus on Drew then. Michael says he’s also part of the family. Ned says so is Jimmy Lee. It has more to do with loyalty than biological inheritance. He says Drew is an outsider, and if he hadn’t been mistaken for Jason, he wouldn’t have anything to do with it. Monica asks if they’ve found proof as to who is who yet (wouldn’t it have been all over town, if not in the paper, already?). Michael tells her the twin who jumped through skylight is Jason. Alexis says she found out last night, and came to talk about the repercussions for ELQ. Ned suggesting paying Drew a ton of money means more to them than him. Ned thinks it’s what their grandfather would have wanted, but Monica asks what would Alan have wanted? He’s Drew’s father.

Kim asks how Maxie’s daughter feels about a sibling? Maxie says she’s confused; it’s hard to explain on FaceTime, and she lives in Portland with her father. He agrees she should spend more time with Maxie, and he’s a great friend and father. She asks if Kim has kids, and she says she has a son. She leaves, and Maxie tells Nathan she needs to text Spinelli. At the elevator, Maxie and Nathan discuss the person who thought he was Jason being Andrew Kane, and Kim overhears. Maxie says Sam thought she was married to Jason, but surprise! She must be totally freaking out.

Drew says Sam brought him back from the brink. It’s not easy on her, finding out the man she’s married to wasn’t not exactly who she thought he was. Sam says she married the man she’s in love with, the man she thinks about all day, the one who gave her a beautiful daughter, and took a bullet for her. They both brought each other back so they could be reborn. They can start brand new. She tells him she loves him so much, calling him Drew. He loves her too. They kiss. He says it’s the first time she’s said she loved him, calling him by his real name. She tells him to get used to it, for rest of lives. Kim drops by, and says she’s sorry she’s there unannounced, but she’s heard he’s Andrew Kane. Drew says he needs time to get used to it, but yeah. He asks what brings her by, and she says she wanted to talk about her son.

Alexis says the will stipulates the company is divided between all heirs who were alive at the time of Edward’s death. Drew is entitled to his share. Monica says there was some argument when Jason was born that he was illegitimate, and has less of a right, but Alan would hear nothing of it. He would want Drew treated the same way. Ned tells her that he was just looking out for what’s best for the family. Drew has bought his own company; he doesn’t care about ELQ. Monica reminds him that at one point, Drew bought ELQ, and restored it to the Quartermaines. It sound like caring to her. Olivia and Michael agree.

Lulu congratulates Maxie, and Maxie asks how the meeting went. Obrecht is having coffee at the bar, and Nathan joins her. She tells him she’s doing a research project that could lead to opportunities. He asks if she means legal ones, and she says she’s determined to avoid legal troubles. She’d rather talk about her grandchild, and he tells her about the appointment. He says he has a project involving the baby that requires her help. He needs his medical history, and information on his father.

Lulu tells Maxie how Peter wants a story so compelling, he can’t resist publishing it. Maxie is glad she stood up for herself; she should have stood up for herself with Amy. She tells Lulu about Amy making a comment about not being able to keep a secret. If she was going to out Man Landers, she wouldn’t give it to a sleazefest like The Invader. If she found out who did it, she would scratch their eyes out. Lulu says she’s a genius.

Drew says Kim probably realized Oscar snuck out, and they ran into each other on the footbridge. He tells her Oscar is a good kid, and don’t punish him too hard. Sam hates to put her on the spot, but says that when Carly came over, she’d said Kim knew Drew back in the day. She asks if that’s true.

Sam says Drew knows basic facts from his service record. Most of his assignments were classified, and they know he went missing in 2012, but Kim knew him from before that. Kim says they were both in San Diego in the early 2000s, but she can’t help. Drew was deployed not long after they met, and they lost touch. She hadn’t thought about him in years. Sam appreciates her honesty.

Max is glad someone thinks she’s a genius. Lulu gets on the phone to text Bobbie. She says she has the perfect story for Mr. Smug. Crimson’s reputation was damaged when the Man Landers scandal broke. Maxie says her reputation too. Fans understand why they did it, but still think they’re complicit in the fraud. Lulu wants to get to the bottom of it, and do an investigation on who leaked it to The Invader. The rat will be exposed, the CEO will be indebted to her, and hire her on the spot. Maxie thinks it’s impossible, but Lulu says she has a plan. Maxie asks what it is; the story affects her. They decide to go in on it together.

Ned says, et tu, Olivia? She says she’s  standing with Monica on this. Drew is a Quartermaine like the rest of them. Ned says when Tracy lectured, she must have listened. Olivia says they have a lot in common with the Falconari’s; loyalty to family. They might bicker and fight, but when the chips are down, they stick together. He’s a Quartermaine, the same as all of them. There’s room in the family for all of them. Ned says she makes an excellent point. His first impulse was to protect ELQ, but he may have gone too far. Monica says he’s Tracy’s son; it’s in his DNA. They need to get in touch with both of them, welcome Jason back, and let Andrew know he’s welcome.

Nathan tells Obrecht that genetic counseling is standard procedure. Obrecht thinks Victor’s WSB records are probably classified. He says he can talk to Alexis. Obrecht says there was a full medical work-up when he was born. She’ll get it out of storage and send it. He thanks her, and returns to Maxie. Obrecht gets on the phone, and says she needs help with something urgent. Nathan wonders where Maxie went. I’m wondering if Faison is really his father.

She and Lulu are in hazmat suits at The Invader offices. She says the plan is going to work. Trust her.

Monica says she left a message for both brothers. She hopes they know they have family there. Michael says they do, and asks if Olivia wants to take Leo to see Santa when he takes Avery. They make plans to meet later, and he leaves. Olivia tells Monica that she’s right; the tree is tacky. She was trying to hard to create a false Christmas, and got carried away. Monica says it came from Olivia’s heart, and she should have been more open. When she stood up for Drew being part of the family, she became aces in Monica’s book. Olivia says it’s not easy for him; they’re tough. Monica says so is she, and it wouldn’t be a home without her being there. Monica wants her to think of it as her house. Olivia says Monica is making her emotional. Me too. She says Christmas is about family traditions, and if Monica wants a pine-smelling needle-dropping tree, she has it. They can pick it out together, and she’ll give this one to the women’s shelter. But she gets Easter. Monica says she has it, and they hug.

Ned apologizes to Alexis for being so callous about her son-in-law trying to adjust. She says everyone needs time to process it.

Kim says she’s sorry she can’t help Drew figure out who he is. She wishes him luck, and leaves. A soldier in a camo uniform comes to the door. He says he needs Andrew to come with him. He’s under arrest for desertion.

Tomorrow, Julian wants to see his son, Carly tells Sonny nothing is settled, and Nelle plays an elf.

Below Deck

Kate says when Kyle is done talking about his feelings, then he can tell her what she’s doing wrong. He admits he shouldn’t have been sleeping on the crew mess couch. She’s like, great, now help me with this carnival theme party. She wants him to get in the clown costume, and being super cheerful and happy. Nico is ready to go home and clear his head.

Timothy babbles about WiFi. Kate tells him the schedule, and asks if it’s okay to get the table set. In her interview, she says he’s all excited about the seafood tower, the champagne tower, and the fireworks. It’s like his bar mitzvah all over again. Kate asks Nico to take the guests on a lengthy tour, while they prepare.

Baker makes decorations, and Kyle makes balloon animals. Jen is trying to keep it together, but says she’s talking to Kate when it’s over. Bri works on the champagne tower. Kate says she’s not worried about the crew, just the third stew. She tells the crew to change into their costumes while she’s doing dinner service. She tells Nico to give an overview of the very expensive toilet to stall for more time. The toilet is creepy. I don’t want my toilet doing all kinds of electronic things.

Omg, the seafood looks fabulous. Dinner is served, and pronounced amazing. Kyle feels like Kate is taking things too personal, but Nico says welcome to Kate’s world; it’s all business. He wouldn’t lose sleep over it. Baker says Jen is a day late and a dollar short. She’s googling what a mime looks like two minutes before they’re starting. Timothy does not want kale. He’s pleased with the cauliflower mash though. Kyle thinks Jen needs to sort her sh*t out. Timothy gives a lecture on protein.

Kate tells everyone five minutes. The fireworks are about to happen. Matt is nailing the last meal, and wants the plates cleared. Timothy says in past lives every successful person was named Tim. Okay… Matt goes up to clear the plates himself. Jen passes out the dessert, and the guests laugh because she can’t talk. Matt says he struggled the season, but is leaving a better chef. Kate says the fireworks are about to begin, and get the goggles out for the champagne spraying.

She tells the guests that they have a surprise, and to grab their cocktails. The table has cream pies lined up. Kyle’s gun that shoots out a bang! flag doesn’t work properly, but the fireworks go off without a hitch. Kate says all the hard work is behind her, and it’s downhill from here. She’s wearing a plush monkey, and tells the guests there’s another surprise.

Kyle begins the champagne spray. In his interview, Captain Lee says Timothy has a better chance of seeing God twice in the next thirty seconds, than spraying him with champagne. This all looks incredibly stupid. They’re throwing pies at one another, and wasting bottles of Dom Perignon. Afterward, Kate passes out towels, and everyone goes off to shower or whatever. There’s a group hug in the galley. Kate says the guests are happy, they’re happy, but the boat is a disaster. They clean up the mess, and wash down the deck. About 80% of this job is cleaning up after people who are often slobs. The captain asks Kate how Timothy is, and she says she thinks he’s happy.

Nico ponders. Nico looks at old photos. Nico hopes Melissa takes him back. He’s going to have to tell Bri that she’s going on by herself.

Timothy says they went out with a bang. Jen snoozes. Kate thinks everyone should be a part of the last meal. In her interview, Kate she says the feeling when the last guest leaves the boat, is a better feeling than sex, Christmas, or Christmas sex. Matt concocts breakfast, and it looks so good. Bruno says he’s going to be sad. Baker is excited. Matt sings an ode to scrambled eggs. Kate says of course Jen is late. She does a Night Before Christmas riff on the crew not working, and her having to do it by herself.

Anchor is pulled up. A guest asks for a chocolate milkshake. Bri tells Nico she’s getting in the groove. In his interview, Nico says he’s the coolest of the cool dudes, but chicken sh*t when it comes to breaking up with girls. I’d say try complete and utter a-hole. It’s the last docking, and he took it emotionally that he wasn’t bosun, but at the end, he just wants to be team player and get the job done. Bri talks about her new stripes, and Jen takes her marbles and goes home. In her interview, Jen says that Bri is being insensitive. Maybe if she’d actually worked, she’d have stripes too.

It’s goodbye to the guests. Matt is like yes! Timothy says it was an Incredible trip; he didn’t expect it to be this good after the last one with the WiFi issue. I’m so glad he’s leaving, so I don’t have to hear that word again. He says they got him what he needed on shore, and they made some good trades. His guests loved it, and Captain Lee is like fine wine; he gets better with age. He gives the captain the tip, and tells Kate to smile more. In her interview, she asks if anyone would like to mention the circus extravaganza, or if they just want to insult her facial expressions, that’s good too. Even with all his jabbering about WiFi, I have to admit that Timothy has mellowed. He’s not nearly as obnoxious this time. Maybe he saw himself. At least I don’t have to resort to tweeting.

Kate meets with the stews for champagne, and tells them that they did an amazing job. Jen says it was frustrating at times, because she felt like she had two bosses. Bri says she told her to always defer to what Kate says. Kate tells Bri that she must have frustrations too, and they agree Jen takes too long to get ready. Jen says they pretend to be doing laundry when they’re really getting ready, and gets all defensive. She says Kate never let’s her speak, just like “this one,” referring to Bri. Bri says they’ve worked together for six weeks; she has a name. Kate tries to talk, but Jen won’t let either of them talk. Kate tells her to go back to living in her glass house on land, because she’s clearly not a yachty. Kate tells Bri, good work. Jen stomps off.  I don’t think yachting is for Jen. Unless she’s a guest. Jen isn’t letting it affect her future plans. She wants to get home to her baby girl, who wants her home.

It’s tip time. Captain Lee says it went pretty well, and gives Kate kudos for the fireworks, saying they were cool. He says it was their best charter. He wishes they had done it earlier, but they nailed it. He singles Matt out for excellence in brainstorming. He tells them it was a learning experience for them. Some learned a lot. He says Nico’s work was admirable. He stayed on top; well done. He gives Nico an envelope, saying it’s for him. He opens it, and there are bosun stripes in it. Even I smile. In his interview, he says he looks at the captain like a father figure, and the promotion means a lot. Captain Lee jokes that he doesn’t get any money now. He tells Nico that he appreciates his good qualities.

This deserved a new paragraph because the tip is $30K. Wow-wow-wow. Timothy definitely made up for being the biggest d-bag on the planet last time. Captain Lee says it’s a new record. $2720 each. Text appears at the bottom of the screen, telling us they’ve made a total of $168K this season. The captain says they know what they have to do; get it done. Then they can have one last hurrah tonight. Everyone is happy. Matt has an idea. They should watch the sunset at the top of the fort. They can bring champagne.

They hike to the top of a huge hill, where the fort is, and toast to a spectacular season. Nico talks to Bruno about missing his brother. Bruno says his brother is proud of him. They go back to change.

Bri says she and Nico had planned something fun for after the season, but since the hotel, he’s been cold, so she doesn’t know what’s going on. Everyone gets ready to go out. Baker gets seriously glam. They go to shore to a restaurant in St. Martin. Kyle talks about smashing the primary in the face with a pie. Kate toasts to a great job. Nico knows what he needs to do, and the anticipation is killing him. He takes her aside to talk to her. Baker thinks they’re not talking about the weather.

Nico says he obviously likes hanging out with her, but thinks he needs to go home. He doesn’t want to talk about what’s going on with his family, but it affects him a lot. He tells her it’s nothing personal, but the right thing to do. In her interview, Bri says she’d be lying to say she’s not disappointed; she’s bummed, but family comes first.

Matt’s not drinking as much, and he’s proud of himself. He’s leaving the season not tired and drunk; it’s a good feeling. Bri tells Kate about Nico going home instead of on vacation with her. She thought he was acting weird, but didn’t think he’d ditch her the day before they were leaving. There’s a bonfire, and Bri, Kyle, and Baker dance.

Jen says she’d regret if she didn’t approach Kate. She wants closure, and to know what she did to deserve being treated like this. Um… not work? She tells Kate she needs to speak her mind. Kate says she loves hearing Jen talk, but doesn’t have time. It’s not personal. Jen thinks Kate feels better cutting others down. In her interview, Kate says the season ended. Why now? Not only is the season over, she doesn’t care. She tells Jen that she wishes Jen spent less time concerned about her. Jen cuts her off, and says thank you. In her interview, Jen says maybe down the road, Kate will hear the voice of reason, and realize she’s been hard on her. Ha-ha-ha! Is she kidding? Jen wanders off.

Everyone goes back to boat. It looks beautiful at night, with all the lights reflecting off the water. The next morning, Nico tells Bruno he won’t forget working with him. He helped Nico grow, and was emotionally supportive. They bro hug.

Kyle thanks Captain Lee for calling. It was the way he likes his relationships, short and sweet. The captain says he’s half right. Kyle is sad he’s leaving on bad terms with Kate, but he thinks he’s the better person. He’s looking forward to a nice, crisp pint of cider and nap. Bruno says goodbye. Kate says he has a great career ahead, as a deckhand or stew. He asks Captain Lee if he can have a recommendation letter, and the captain says sure. He thinks Bruno has a great future. Bruno is happy he moved from cruise ships. He’s going to be the best yachty ever in the industry.

Nico tells Matt that he’s going to Chicago. He’s going to tell Melissa that he effed-up. Kate says it was a pleasure to work with Matt. It was too bad they got into the groove so late. She thinks he’s too nice for yachting. Captain Lee says he thought Matt would go through the whole season without a groove, but he found it.

Baker tells Jen no hard feelings about calling her a whore. Ha-ha! She thinks she’s a  better deckhand now. She ended up having to step it up, and she’s proud of herself. She’s off to stimulate the economy, and who knows what after that. Kate asks Jen if she had fun, and Jen says she did. Kate believes some of the things Jen said were just frustration, and hopes she knows Kate did work. Jen says she never doubted it. In her interview, Jen says she learned a lot, some of it not expected. As difficult as it was, she likes big boats, and she cannot lie. She tells Bri that different people see things differently. She’s hoping to be an example to her daughter, by her seeing a mother who lives her dreams, and doesn’t fear failure. It’s a valuable lesson.

Nico calls Melissa, telling her sorry for everything. She says it’s not easy. He says he’s excited to see her, and she feels the same. He tells us he’s not giving up until he wins her heart back. He loves her. Kate tells Bri it was fun working with her. Bri tells Nico that she’s glad he was on the boat. He says it was nice connecting and spending time. In his interview, Nico says he wants to prove he’s not an a-hole or a bad guy; just human. Bri says no regrets. Everything happens for reasons, and it could have been great. Nico has healing to do, and she hopes he takes time to do that.

Captain Lee says Nico did well, and he hopes they work together again. In his interview, Nico says they went through a lot, and it’s how you accept it, or not, and how you come out the other side. Just being away from home made him realize how important it is. He’s ready to face his problems.

The captain asks Kate how the season was, and she says it got better, although it was not good at first. She says she’ll see him in Florida, and next time she’s going to be guest. In her interview, she says it wasn’t easy. They had ups and downs, training, fights, and crying, but at the end of the day, she’s lucky to have the opportunity. She didn’t want a boring life, and yachting made sure of that.

Captain Lee says it started bad, with a green crew, boat damage, damage to people. They did a good job in spite of themselves. They managed to get through the season, and he still has the best damn job in the world. Aw, I’ll miss him. I really like this show.

In the last few moments, Captain Lee tells us that three months after filming, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on St. Barts, St. Martin, and Anguilla, where they do most of their work and filming. To have it disappear overnight was devastating. Their hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone affected.

That was a bit of a sad note to end one. I have to admit, I don’t know if I wasn’t paying attention for a moment, or there was no preview. I would assume there’s a reunion next time.

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December 4, 2017 – The Two Jason Aftermath, Vanderpump Rules Again, Shep Looks for a Mate & Don’t

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Elizabeth tells Franco that something huge has affected all their lives. She doesn’t know how they’ll come back from that.

Josslyn pulls a DNA test out of her bag. Oscar says it will be the longest 48-hours of his life, but she tells him that she’s paying to have it expedited, so it will only be 24-hours. Michael comes by and asks what they’re up to.

Andrew asks Sam where they go from here? She says home, and looks at him like he’s stupid. He says home suddenly seems as unreal as he is.

On the docks, Jason sighs, an art he is perfecting. Alexis approaches him. She was wondering when she’d run into him. He tells her that they’ve finally found proof that he’s the Jason he says he is.

Sam tells Andrew it’s real. Her and him in this room is real. Her arms wrapped around him are real, and her eyes looking into his. It’s because of who he is, not his name. He’s the man she married and loves. They have a family and home. She wants him to tell her he knows it’s real, and he says it’s as real as it gets.

Oscar tells Michael he’s keeping Josslyn company while she does her homework, and Josslyn explains that Carly wanted her where people could keep eye on her. Michael says he just talked to her, and Josslyn asks if she’ll be released soon. He says she’s at the station getting answers about Jason. Oscar wonders if they know who is who yet.

Elizabeth tells Franco she’s proud of him, not just because he dropped the charges, but he helped unravel the mystery of the two Jasons. If he hadn’t told them about there being twins, who knows how long it would have dragged out. He says he told them kicking and screaming, but she says he did it, and that’s what matters. It’s all out in the open. He tells her he can’t say no to her, and she says they can all get on with their lives now. Robin joins them, and asks if there’s proof now. Elizabeth says that they found out Andrew was a Navy SEAL, and had prints on file. Robin says it’s crazy; Jason lost five whole years. Franco says that he’ll live to terrorize another day, and wanders off. Robin asks Elizabeth if they know why, and she says they don’t know the details, but have Andre to thank. He created a memory mapping program with the WSB, but there were ethical concerns, and it never got off the ground. He found another backer, and Elizabeth explains that Andre came to Port Charles to keep an eye on Andrew. Robin says it’s a lot to figure out, and Elizabeth says there will definitely be some serious conversations in the future.  Franco breezes through with a sarcastic remark, and Elizabeth says Robin probably intimidates him; he gets snarky when he’s uncomfortable. She says it goes back to his childhood, and has been an emotional roller coaster. Robin reminds Elizabeth about what happened when she came back, and Patrick was getting married. She says none of it was her fault, and none of this is Jason’s fault.

Sam says, talk to me, Jason, then apologizes. He says it’s okay, it’s only a name, just not his name. He opens his wallet, and takes out his ID, saying he never liked the picture anyway, and throws it on the table. He starts flinging things out of his wallet. Sam tells him to stop pretending it’s not hard. He says he never pretended or lied; it’s very hard.

Jason tells Alexis he needed to think, and asks why she’s there. She says she has no fond memories of the place, and is a glutton for punishment. She asks if Sam knows, and when he says she does, Alexis asks where she is. He tells her that Sam is with his brother. Alexis says she’d be lying if she told him that she wasn’t relieved to hear that.

Michael tells Josslyn that a fingerprint match sealed it. She asks how Sam is, and he says, adjusting. It’s going to be an adjustment period for all of them. Michael admits she’s happy, but still feels bad. Andrew didn’t have the life he thought he had, but at least he can figure it out now. Nelle comes by and asks to borrow Michael.

Nelle tells Michael not to look so happy to see her. He tells her he thought they’d said everything they needed to say. She says that something came up. She ordered a Christmas present before they broke up, and it arrived. He tells her to just return it, but she says it’s for Josslyn.

Robin knows Jason won’t push to see Jake; it’s on Elizabeth. She knows it would be easier to let it lie, but tells her don’t do that. Jake will be lucky to have Jason in his life, no matter the capacity. Elizabeth says Jason hates Franco, and Robin says she can’t argue with that; he’s entitled to. Elizabeth tells her that Jake loves Franco, and so does she. She’s stuck. She can’t explain Franco to Jason, or Jason to Franco. Robin says she had to explain to Patrick why there was a mobster in her life that she trusted and relied on. She understands what it means to Elizabeth, but not why. Jason would never do anything to hurt Jake, physically or emotionally, and would stay away if he thought it was the right thing to do.

Franco goes to Andre’s cell, and asks if he shouldn’t be the one lying down. Andre asks why he’s there, and Franco says he needs a session in the worst way.

Alexis says he didn’t see Sam after he disappeared. She completely shut down until she tried to save him. She put on a wet suit, dove into the water, and looked, but couldn’t find him. He hates that she went through that. Alexis knows, and has done everything to spare her. She tells him to consider this a second chance. Sam survived. She did better, and persevered, putting the darkness and danger behind her. She has a new life; does he understand? A loving, well-adjusted life with her husband and children. She asks him not to make her give that up.

Andrew asks what they should tell Danny. He’s going to be scared of Jason; he’s a stranger. Sam says they’ll figure it out. Andrew asks if she wants him to be there, and she says of course. They’re in this together. He’s her heart, and she loves him.

She tells Michael not to tell Josslyn it’s from her; Carly will freak. Just put it under the tree, and say it’s from Santa. Michael says she’s a big girl, and Nelle is her friend; she should know.

Josslyn tells Oscar that he doesn’t have to do this, but he says, let’s go for it, and does the swab. She knows the chances are minuscule, but if it turns out Andrew is his father, who is he bringing the results to; his mom or his dad?

Elizabeth tells Robin that Jason would never hurt Jake; just the opposite. Robin asks what about Franco, and Elizabeth says he’s living with her. She gets he’s not Robin’s favorite person, and Robin asks if he’s anybody’s, which I think is highly insensitive of Robin, and Elizabeth says, um… hers? She says it seems crazy, but not to her. He makes her laugh, he’s amazing with the boys, and when she’s with him, she feels safe and secure. She’s more herself than she’s been in years; she’s even thinking about art again. He challenges her, and wants more for her because he thinks she deserves it. Robin says she does. Elizabeth says it’s beautiful, uncomplicated, and honest, and he’s her partner in every sense of the word. They’ve created a home together, and she can’t imagine life without him.

Franco tells Andre that he got the painting, but Andre says that’s not all he left. He was hoping Franco did right thing, and Franco says, like he did a couple of weeks ago? He left everyone hanging for years. Andre says look what it got him. Franco asks why not take him down, and Andre says Franco is still his patient. He abused the relationship, but still respects it, and him and Elizabeth. Franco says Elizabeth is super pissed at him. Andre says she has the right to be. He betrayed her trust, and it wasn’t Franco’s mess to clean up. He apologizes for involving Franco, but Franco says he kind of involved himself. Andre says he won’t tell anyone, but Franco asks what’s up with his tone. Andre tells Franco the truth shall set you free. Franco says it landed Andre behind bars. Andre says for the first time he can breathe. No more lies, no more secrets. He asks if it wouldn’t feel good to say the same.

Andrew tells Sam that he sees it every day, especially how she stood by him in the last few weeks. She tells him she wouldn’t say I love you if she didn’t. He says that if she wants to go back, he won’t stand in the way. Sam says that she loved Jason, but that was five years ago. A lot has changed, and she loves him. That’s not going to change.

Alexis tells Jason that she’s not saying it lightly. She knows what he and Sam meant to each other. Sam was devastated when she lost him, but he put her life in danger. She knows he doesn’t mean to hurt her, but did nonetheless. Sam was okay in her life with him, but she’s moved beyond that, and as mom, Alexis is relieved. Sam knows she’s loved, secure, and safe. She understands that Sam thought Andrew was him, but it’s no less real. Jason says he understands. Alexis will never understand why he chooses to do what he does, but knows he loves her daughter. She tells him don’t call, don’t show up, don’t offer to help, don’t ask anything, just don’t. Let Sam go.

Oscar says he’s been so focused on this part, he doesn’t know what comes next. Josslyn says he doesn’t have to. By this time tomorrow, they’ll have an answer. Michael comes back, and says Nelle has something for her, an early Christmas present. Oscar leaves, and Nelle says she hopes she didn’t interrupt. Josslyn says she can always interrupt for a present, but feels badly because she didn’t get anything for Nelle. Nelle says her friendship is all she needs. It’s a personally autographed photo of Shawn Mendes. Josslyn freaks out, and Nelle says she called in a favor. Josslyn hugs Nelle, and thanks her.

Robin tells Elizabeth if Franco makes her happy, it’s good enough for her, and wishes them the best. Now, she has to get back to her husband, kids, work, and life. She say, damn life; always getting in the way. They make small talk, and Elizabeth says life is fabulous, and she thinks it’s about to get even better.

Franco asks if doctor/patient confidentiality still applies. He’s still threatened by Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Elizabeth has been in love with both of them, and now they’re rearing their ugly muscled heads. Andre asks if they’re the problem, or is Franco sabotaging his own happiness. Andre believes Franco thinks he doesn’t deserved to be loved, and Franco says maybe he doesn’t. Maybe Jason was right to try and kill him, and maybe Drew would be right too, after he pushed him down the stairs. Andre says he was a child. Franco says two brothers from the same mother want him dead. Andre thinks he’s using it as an excuse to not be honest with Elizabeth. The more he holds it in, the more it eats away at him, and erodes the relationship. Franco asks what if she doesn’t understand or believe him? Andre says if she stops loving him, it’s going to happen anyway if it continues down this path. He tells Franco to learn from his mistake. Tell her the truth and give her a chance to decide. He might be pleasantly surprised. The guard says, time’s up, which is actually funny, since that’s what a shrink always says at the end of a session. They wish each other good luck.

Alexis tells Jason that Sam and Andrew had a child together. Jason says, so do they. Alexis says she’s happy, and that state of being doesn’t come easily to Sam. She says Andrew is a good man, and walked away from Sonny for his family; don’t pull her back into that dark cloud. Jason says he never told her what to do, and he’s not starting now. Alexis hopes Sam is a mature enough mother to know he’s not an option for her. She walks away, and Jason heaves another sigh.

Sam tells Andrew the last five years led her to him, the man she loves. She didn’t fall in love because of his name, but because he’s him, and she couldn’t imagine life without him. Their life is real. Nothing is going to change that. Andrew says it would kill him if he lost her, but she says he didn’t; she’s standing right here. He tells her that he needs to figure out who Andrew Kane is, and she says they’ll do it together. He says it’s a lot. He’ll need to think. He leaves, and she looks at the picture of him in uniform with his old face.

Alexis sees Sam, and tells her she just ran into Jason – the legal one. Sam asks what he said, and she says not much; typical Jason fashion. She knows it’s hard to process, and Sam says it’s a little overwhelming. Alexis knows how much she loves him, and what a huge person he was in her life, but he’s not going to change. They know that’s who he is, and it might work for him, but doesn’t work for her. Alexis tells her to think of her children. Sam asks if Alexis thought about hers when she hooked up with Julian. Valid point. Alexis says if she goes back, she does so knowing what he does and what he’ll do to her children. Sam says she can’t breathe and has to go. She jets.

At the hospital, Franco tells himself, just tell truth. It’s not the end of the world, just his world. He sees Elizabeth, who thought he went home. He says he did, but came back because he needs to tell her something important that possibly might change things. She says she has something too, and tells him, let’s get married.

Andrew is on the bridge. Oscar shows up, and he says, we meet again. Oscar says, sorry, but Andrew says don’t apologize; it’s a good place to think. He asks if Oscar’s mom knows where he is, but then remembers she tracks him on the phone. Oscar says no anymore; he ditched the GPS. Andrew says he understands being impulsive. They place their hands exactly the same way on the railing.

Sam goes to the docks (oh, come on), and sees Jason. They gaze at each other.

Franco is surprised Elizabeth wants to marry him. She says more than anything. He asks, why now, and she says because she’s madly in love with him. She can’t imagine her world without him in it. He says those are good reasons, and he has the same ones. She asks if it’s a yes, and he says a gazillion yeses/ They kiss. She asks what he wanted to tell her, but he says it’s not important. He loves her, and she makes him happy. They kiss again, and he holds her.

Josslyn tells Nelle it’s the best gift ever, and Nelle tells her they’ll have lunch at Kelly’s soon. Michael is taking a call in the hallway, saying to call him back when they have the numbers. Nelle says a CEO’s work is never done, and thanks him for encouraging her to give Josslyn the gift; she had fun watching her open it. Michael says it was a home run, and Nelle says it was nice to put a smile on her face. She leaves, and when she gets to the elevator, takes a Sharpie out of her bag, and clicks it shut. Ooh, I guess she autographed the photo. Slick Nelle.

Josslyn puts the test in the envelope, and says, here goes nothing.

Oscar says he should leave Andrew alone, but Andrew says he doesn’t have to go; there’s plenty of room. They stand exactly the same way, with their arms folded, and I have to laugh. It’s kind of cute actually.

Jason and Sam approach each other. He says, it’s gonna be okay. Whatever happens, it’s all gonna work out. A tear rolls down her cheek. She thanks him, and he walks away. She wipes the tears off her face.

Tomorrow, Olivia wishes Monica could see her as a member of the family, Maxie surprises Amy, and Ned suggests buying out Jason and Drew.

Vanderpump Rules

It’s Scheana’s birthday costume party. Someone says they had sex with Jax. We see everyone’s reactions, and the interviewer asks if he cheated on Brittany.

Things are jumping at SUR. Lisa steals a French fry. Oh, wait. It’s probably pommes frites there. She says the restaurant has really matured in ten years. In his interview, Jax says he and Brittany are doing better since Kentucky. We flash back to the miserable time they had there. He says she stayed for a while, but since then, things have been great. She’s getting off the couch now, and into the gym. Because, God knows, that was the main issue with their relationship. Sighing like Jason on GH.

Scheana says she’s in a good place, and in a new relationship. His name is Rob, and they dated off and on, then she took a six-year break with Shay. We flash back to her telling Shay that she wants a divorce. She says if it was anyone else, she wouldn’t have started dating so quickly. She’s still waiting on the final divorce certificate.

Lisa tells Tom they’re waiting for the paperwork on the bar that she and the Toms are opening. She tells him he has to commit to it. In his interview, he says they want him and Schwartz to invest $100K. He can manage to scrape it together, but they’re not officially partners until he writes her a check.

Scheana tells Ariana to avoid Katie, who’s been rage texting. She took something as an insult that wasn’t meant that way, and they haven’t talked since. Since Katie and Stassi haven’t been in her life, Scheana feels like a weight has lifted. She tells Katie she’s not invited to her birthday party because she doesn’t want drama. This is one of the rudest things I’ve ever seen anyone do, and I’ve seen a lot of rude things. Not inviting someone is fine – it’s your party – but making a point of telling them they’re not invited? No, just no. Katie says one minute she’s a best friend, and the next Scheana hates her. She was a bridesmaid at Katie’s wedding, and made a decision somewhere along the line that they weren’t friends. Scheana tells Katie that her friends don’t speak to her the way Katie does, and Katie says her friends don’t speak about her the way Scheana does. Scheana thinks she’ll need to have the same conversation with Stassi, and Katie says count her out.

Sitting in one of the booths at SUR, Tom tells Ariana that he’s nervous. He thinks Ken and Lisa will just be doing their thing, and put the Toms’ names on it. Ariana says he’s done research. In his interview, Tom tells us about his research trip with Schwartz and Jax, where they looked into a way to incorporate weed into the venue, but found out you can’t legally incorporate it into drinks. He’s afraid that he’s going to get pushed around and told what to do. Tom suddenly realizes that Ken and Lisa are about two tables away. Giggy! In his interview, Tom says he’s positive they’ve heard every word he said. He cuts what he’s saying short. Lisa wonders what’s wrong with him, since they haven’t even started yet. What my father called crying before you’re hurt.

Katie visits Stassi, who recently moved into a new apartment in the same building. It doesn’t have central air-conditioning, and Stassi is tearing open a box with a window unit. She suggests blending some margaritas, since fruit is healthy. Katie tells Stassi about Scheana informing her that she’s not invited to her party. She says it’s fine if Scheana doesn’t want to be friends. Stassi suggests texting her and asking if she’s invited. Ha-ha! I love Stassi’s sense of humor. In her interview, Stassi says Scheana seems to be going out of her way to be an a-hole. She tells Katie that she and Patrick are doing well, and it seems like it’s changed now. Katie hopes so; she doesn’t want to see Stassi go through the pain again. Stassi says it seems like there was a shift. Katie tells us that married life is amazing, and better than dating life. They can plan for the future in a real way, and to the ultimate, final destination they’re both headed for – death.

James and Logan have a drink. Logan is James’s new best mate who he met at PUMP. He tells Logan he’s been kicked out of PUMP six times. He tells Logan that Raquel is coming back for the entire summer, and he’s refurbished accordingly, like getting a new rug that doesn’t have vomit and wine stains on it. Raquel arrives, and James tells Logan to get lost. See you in September, Logan.

Tom and Schwartz go to the TomTom site. Tom wants it to have heart and hand-crafted cocktails. And sexy TVs. Whatever that means. Schwartz thinks Tom’s attention to detail is great, but he becomes hyper-focused on unimportant things. Tom is worried that Ken and Lisa will be doing everything. He tells Schwartz about them overhearing his conversation with Ariana. Schwartz asks if it’s an issue, or should they pretend it didn’t happen. Tom says wait to see if they bring it up.

Ken and Lisa arrive. They talk about the kitchen. Lisa says a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes. It’s going to be romantic industrial, not pretty, but with pretty elements. Tom asks if it’s going to be comfortable, and Ken says yes, explaining the floor plan. Tom is skeptical, and in her interview, Lisa says what were they thinking, doing thirty-three restaurants without Tom’s input? In Tom’s interview, he says he’s investing $100K, so they’ll have to deal with his questions. Both logical comments. Schwartz says they have the experience and are putting in the majority of the of the capital. Lisa says, all of the capital, and tells him that she and Ken had decided to have a quiet drink, and heard Tom saying a lot of negative things. Tom says she purposely hid. He was venting on the assumption that they were alone. Well, of course Lisa can do no wrong, but it sure looked like they’d been there a while, and I think Tom and Ariana sat down without noticing them, so way it goes. Lisa says they’re giving him a leg up because she’s invested in him. She’s giving him an opportunity to shine with his artisan cocktails, and hears negative comments straightaway. Schwartz is concerned that Tom is screwing it up before it starts. Lisa says she’s going to PUMP and rethinking it.

Brittany does a facial mask on Jax. He tells us that they upgraded their housing; it made sense. Brittany thinks they’re going to have fun tonight. They haven’t been out in a while, and they need this. She says dating Jax is confusing, because he has multiple personalities, and it’s hard to know who he really is. She tells him no more mess-ups, and asks if he loves her. He says he does.

Tom sets up a credenza. He tells us that he and Ariana have been together three years. It’s time to take the next step, and buy a credenza together. He tells her about Lisa bringing up the other night, and not being happy. Ariana thinks she shouldn’t be eavesdropping. He had valid concerns. He says she wasn’t sure about moving forward with the bar, and is worried he’s jeopardized it for Schwartz as well. He wonders if he’ll have to be bartender for the rest of his life.

Schwartz tells Katie what ties his outfit together is the mask. He’s wearing a suit with a Jason from Friday the 13th mask. In his interview, he says since they tied the knot, it’s getting better, but he doesn’t want to push it by telling her about Tom jeopardizing their venture. He puts on another mask to show Stassi. She asks if there are any more options, and puts on Jason mask. Ariana asks if he’s excited, and tells him that Scheana has been talking sh*t a lot. Why is he going??? In her interview, Stassi says he has a wife, and should put her first. Exactly. There’s no way in hell my husband would be going to a party I was told I wasn’t invited to. Schwartz says they have enough friends. If they lose one or two, eh.

Jax goes on a beer run. To Schwartz’s apartment. He asks if he can grab a beer, and Schwartz says he never texts; he just comes to the door. Stassi tells them that she’s seeing Patrick again. Schwartz says he got suspicious when she was out of town, and he saw Patrick in her car. Jax asks what Katie and Stassi are doing, and they say getting wasted. Schwartz suggests they put a hex on Scheana, that every time someone takes a picture with her, it’s on her bad side. Stassi tells us that she always photographs at the same angle, and will refuse to take a photo if it isn’t that way. Jax finally leaves after examining every edible thing in their kitchen.

Rob comes to pick up Scheana. In her interview, she says she cleared the apartment of everything Shay. She’s turned his mess of a room into her new bedroom, and the master bedroom into huge walk-in closet. Omg, I did a similar thing in my house. Hers is nicer than mine though, with more expensive clothing. She tells Rob that she pretty much invited whole crew, minus Stassi and Katie; Lala is out of town. Scheana tells him to be prepared for Lisa to grill him. In her interview, she says Rob was the last person she slept with before Shay, and the first person she slept with after Shay. She tells us that everything is bigger and better.

Everyone gets ready. I love Scheana’s mask! It’s a Victorian lace thing. Something like Lady Gaga would wear. Ariana tells Tom that he looks like General George Washington’s gay friend. Ariana tells us that they love costume parties. Tom tells her a buddy ran into Faith at the OK! Magazine party, and she said she’d been sleeping with Jax. Ariana says if it’s true, she’ll kill him. We flash back to Faith, who was a server at SUR, but not an integral part of any story. Not even Housewife “friend” caliber. Ariana tells Tom to talk to Jax, or she’s talking to Brittany. He thinks it’s farfetched, and maybe just a rumor.

The venue is a restaurant called The Guild, and the password is 420. It’s pretty crowded. Kristen and Faith are both there. James feels safe around Jax now, and in his interview, Jax says his opinion has changed. He used to want to bash James’s face in, but now kind of wants to take him under his wing, like a lost puppy. Scheana arrives, totally glam. Jax says Kristen must be excited, since usually crashes a party. In her interview, Kristen thinks Scheana should pump the breaks a little. She’s not looking for boyfriend, but a husband. Tom tells Jax about the candid conversation with Ariana, and how Lisa told him that she needs to think about it now.

Lisa comes in wearing a feathered headdress mask. Scheana introduces her to Rob, and she says he’d better be worthy. She tells Scheana not to minimize marriage. In her interview, she says that Scheana’s feelings aren’t a reliable source. At Katie’s wedding, she said she had butterflies for Shay, and she needs to slow down. Rob promises his phone is off. Jax talks about having kids, and how most of the world thinks he shouldn’t reproduce. I would be in that group. In her interview, Brittany says he knows marriage and kids are in her plan, and he told her family he wants to marry her. We flash back to that. She says they’re going in the right direction.

Stassi says it’s late night done right. She, Katie, and Schwartz are out for a pre-party drink. Stassi went to Bora Bora with them on their honeymoon. In her interview, she says there’s not much to do there, and she made it fun. She’d invite her too. She says she wouldn’t make it a thing not to invite someone to a party, and doesn’t know what went wrong. She feels good about it. She put in the effort, but now she’s free of it. She’s learned her lesson with Scheana. We flash back to their tumultuous relationship. She says time has proven they’re not meant to be friends.

Tom pulls Jax aside. Elsewhere in the room, James asks Faith if she’s okay. Tom tells Jax there’s a rumor about him and Faith. Faith tells James that says Jax told her he’d wanted her for a long time, and it happened so fast. Tom says he heard a rumor that Jax had sex with Faith, but he says he’s past that kind of behavior. Faith tells James she hasn’t had her period. In his interview, James is sure if Faith is pregnant, she’ll keep the baby, and says his head would explode just thinking about a mini Jax running around. Adam tells Brittany there’s a rumor that Jax slept with Faith.

Schwartz tells Brittany if it was true, he would cover, but he hasn’t heard anything about it. Brittany says that she basically can’t believe anybody. In his interview, Schwartz says Jax seems to love her. He doesn’t have his usual side chicks and low-key Tinder accounts. Jax tells Faith to let them know it’s not true. Shades of what he did to Lala. Faith asks if he’s serious. Tom says she went to Adam. She says she knows what she did. Brittany says she’ll go insane, and asks if someone can’t be honest. Adam says he doesn’t want to believe it, but he does. Brittany asks where Jax is. Scheana tells Lisa. In her interview, Brittany says Jax has done a lot of effed-up things, but if this is true, she’ll drop kick both their asses and they’re dead to her. She tells everyone she changed her life for him, and  if he cheated, she’s done.

Brittany approaches Jax. He says he didn’t do it; he’s getting into trouble for nothing, and being set up. He asks why he would hook up with someone in their circle, and we flash back to Kristen. Tom tells Scheana about it. In her interview, Kristen wants to bash his privates in with sledgehammer. She calls him a bunch of names, and tells him to go eff himself. Lisa asks if Brittany is okay, and she says no; it’s not fair. Kristen goes outside, and confronts Faith.

Jax tells Brittany that he didn’t do it. She says if she finds out it’s true, she’s moving out and taking the dogs with her, and he can rot in effing hell.

This season, flipping out, shot skis, twerking, drinking, nakedness, voguing, Stassi’s birthday, Pride Day (there can’t be one without Lisa), Mexico, Harrison! Giggy! Lisa says there are a lot of skanks in this town, Stassi says where there’s smoke there’s fire, Stassi and Patrick break up again, Lisa wants 100% commitment from the Toms, Lala is back, and Lisa asks for Jax’s resignation. Whew!

👱 I checked out RelationShep, and it’s light, but worthy. Cameron thinks it’s time for Shep to grow up. Me too, but I don’t have much hope for that. Shep says he’s unbearably wonderful, and Cameron believes he has the potential to be a catch, but has some things to work on. Shep doesn’t want to wake up 45 and single, so his friends across the country are going to be his matchmakers. It works kind of like The Bachelor, where he goes on dates with them, and then the final picks will go to his hometown to see if they gel. I like Shep, but my jury is out on whether he’s really ready to settle down or not.

😱 Alexis giving Jason a list of what not to do on GH, reminded me of the fake trailer for a fake movie called Don’t in the full version of Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse. Be forewarned, it’s gory. Funny, but gory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czR4qJbkSuc

Don'tGrindhouse

December 1, 2017 – JASON REVEALED, a Barbershop Rumble, a Hexaquote & Weekend Reality

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Diane remarks on what an eclectic gathering it is. Carly tells them that Jordan and Curtis brought Andre back to answer a few questions. Andrew tells Carly that Curtis texted him, the guy who used to be her best friend. Carly says they’re still friends, he’s just not Jason. Andrew tells Andre to tell the truth; he’s Jason Morgan and the other guy is his twin brother.

At the hospital, David sees Alexis, who apologizes for not returning his texts. She’s embarrassed that he had to extricate himself from her clutches. He says he didn’t mind, and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. He just doesn’t want to take advantage of her when she’s on the rebound

Julian shows up at Ava’s apartment. He asks if she missed him.

Elizabeth asks Andre, after everything Jake has been through, how could he? Andrew says Andre sabotaged his kid and stole his life. Jordan reminds him that Andre is still in custody, but Andrew asks how she can be objective when she had a relationship with him? Curtis says she went all the way to Cuba to find him, and wants answers herself. Diane says the commissioner is hardly objective, and Andrew says neither is she. Diane tells him feelings are irrelevant. What matters is what she can prove. She can subpoena Andre, and the process could take two weeks to two years, or they can settle it now. Spinelli tries to interject, but she stops him, saying the question is for her client and his brother. Both Jason and Andrew agree to settle it now.

Franco wants to leave, but Elizabeth says she needs to be there, so he decides to stay with her. Diane tells Andre it’s not a legal procedure, but his Miranda rights are in effect. He can remain silent or have a lawyer present. Andre says he’s already been read his rights. He understands what he says can be used against him in court, and he’ll probably get what he deserves. He explains that he developed a procedure to map and transfer human memories. He’d hoped that patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s could have their memories preserved and restored. Diane says neither one suffers from those conditions, and asks how they got involved. Andrew says he began his research with the WSB, but they had ethical concerns and shut him down. She asks who financed him after that, but he doesn’t know. The money was sent by wire transfers from offshore accounts. He knew it was possible the procedure could be misused, but thought the long-term benefits outweighed the risks. He tested the procedure on identical twins – Jason Morgan and Andrew Kane.

Alexis blames her daughters for insisting she go out and socialize, and Sam practically ordered David to ask her out. He says he’s enjoyed their time together and would like more, but he’s aware she’s just off a rough break-up. She tells him her ex-husband was just released from prison. He hasn’t been exonerated, but was given a conditional release. David asks if that’s good or bad news, and she says it depends on who you ask. He says he was talking about for her, and she says she has no idea.

Ava hugs Julian, and asks how it happened? He says it’s a long story. She asks why he didn’t let her visit. She went to Pentonville more than once, but every time, he refused to see her. He says he wanted her to go on with her life, and it looks like she has. He tells her that her face is amazing; it’s like new. She wouldn’t go that far, and asks why he’s not in prison. He says he’s been given a conditional release. In the light of Olivia-J’s statement, the verdict has been set aside, and he’s awaiting a new trial. He wonders if his bedroom is still available. Griff shows up with flowers. I’d say that’s a no.

Diane asks if Andre understood them to be willing participants, but he says they never spoke before the procedure; when he first saw them, they were sedated and unconscious. Curtis asks if that didn’t send off any alarms, and what kind of doctor is he? Andre says a desperate one, on the verge of a breakthrough. Jordan says he sold his soul for it. Diane tells them they’re getting off track, and asks if he knew which was Jason and which was Andrew. He says he did. He was instructed to map Jason’s memories, and give them to Andrew. She asks how it affected Jason, and he says it didn’t. It’s like making a copy of your hand. You have the copy, but your hand is unaffected. Andrew’s memories were replaced, and he believes he’s lived Jason’s life.

Andre mapped Andrew’s memories as a baseline, and imprinted Jason’s over them. She asks if he has any idea why the backer wanted the procedure done on Andrew, but he says they never spoke directly. The backer’s goals and motives are a mystery.  They were taken away by the same people who brought them, and in in 2015 one of the subjects surfaced in Port Charles. Andre was expected to establish residence, and monitor him. Andrew goes nuts, grabbing Andre by the collar.

Alexis tells David that she did something bad and self-destructive, but she can’t talk with anyone about it. David says she can talk to him and he’ll keep it confidential. She says Julian’s attorney begged her to see Julian. He’d run afoul of another inmate, and his life was at risk. She was concerned enough to find his sister, but couldn’t get access to her. So, she found out who was paying her attorney’s bills, and blackmailed – no, extorted them. David says extortion suggests physical violence, and she says she would have given his name to a mobster, and he would have been buried in galoshes, or fed to the fishes, or whatever they do. She was prepared to use it for leverage. She says she’s compromised her ethics every time Julian was in her life. David asks why she did it then. Alexis tells him that even after all he’s done, she doesn’t want Julian dead. He asks if it’s because she’s a good, conscientious person, or does she still love him?

Griff gives Ava the flowers, and Julian asks if he’s putting in overtime loving thy neighbor. Griff says he’s no longer a priest, and Julian asks if that was before or after he started sleeping with Ava. Ava is like, hey! and he says sorry, but he finds it ironic that the man who gave them so many lectures on guilt and morality found his way to her bed. She says Griff saved her life, explaining about what happened at the Russian clinic. She tells Julian that Griff also rescued her last night. She did something not as dangerous, but equally impulsive, and he saved her. She and Griff have a meaningful relationship, and he needs to respect that. Julian apologizes, and holds his hand out, but Griff has no intention of shaking hands with his father’s killer. Julian takes this as his cue to leave, and says he’ll text Ava his contact info when he figures out where he’s staying. He tells them to enjoy their new relationship. Ava apologizes to Griff for Julian’s awkward sense of humor. Griff says he’s a murderer, and asks why he’s out of prison.

Andrew asks Andre if he pretended to treat his kid so he could watch him, but Andre says he didn’t pretend. He did everything in his power to help Jake. Diane asks if Andre knows who is who. He says he does, and she says, then tell them. They have the right to know. We do too! I say to the TV.

Andre says they won’t have much use for him once the truth is out, so he’s taking a last chance to explain his intentions. Alzheimer’s and dementia are soul destroying conditions that lay waste to lives. Sam interrupts, saying no one feels sorry for him, and calling him cruel and greedy; he’s acting like it’s no big deal. He took Andrew’s life away and sold it to the backer. Screw him and his intentions; tell them who is who, so they can be done. Andre says he was sent to Port Charles to monitor Andrew. YES!!!! Jason is Jason. Carly pokes Sonny, and Sam looks at her husband.

David apologizes for being intrusive, but Alexis says it wasn’t. She just opened up a vein. Being in AA, she wants to share all the time. He asks if she’s the reason Julian was released, and she says she’s a major factor. He says, despite the negative impact on her life? She tells him there were a few positives mixed in. He is Sam’s father, and also donated bone marrow to save her grandson’s life; she’ll always be grateful for that. She had some of her happiest months with him, but he was lying to her, so although she’s relieved, she has no intention of ever letting him in her life again. Julian appears, and says hello. =

Griff says Olivia-J changes her story, now Julian gets a new trial? Ava says he was coerced. She threatened his family, and he was never a willing accomplice. Griff says maybe not, but he was willing to have his father killed, and there will never be justice for that. Ava asks if they have to revisit that ugliness. Griff says he gets that she loves him, but he sees a man who keeps committing crimes and gets away with it. Ava asks if that isn’t where forgiveness comes in. You believe someone who’s damaged and flawed can be better and change. It doesn’t erase what they’ve done, but it heals them and yourself. Griff asks if that’s what he told her, and she says many times. He calls himself a hypocrite, saying he can’t find forgiveness in his heart for Julian.

Andrew asks how much Sonny is paying Andre? He’ll get away clean, and all he has to do is lie. Andre says he’s not lying. Andrew says he knows his life and memories, and asks why Sonny is turning on him. Sonny says he has nothing to do with this; he gives his word. Andrew says his word means nothing to him anymore. He has a life of his own, and wouldn’t work for him, so Sonny sold him out. Sonny says he has it wrong. Diane asks Andre if he has any proof, but there’s nothing he can access. Jordan asks an officer to take Andre to booking. Andre tells Andrew he’s truly sorry, and Andrew says he truly does not care. Andre is taken away, and Andrew tells Sam it’s time to go. Spinelli says he has proof. The longer this goes on, the more painful it becomes. He has proof that Andrew is Andrew.

Andrew says Spinelli is a hacker, and could create a fake data file. Spinelli says he could, but why chose to inflict more pain? Prolonging this just causes more distress and confusion. His goal is to establish the facts. What Andrew does with them is his business. Curtis suggests Andrew listen. At least he’ll know what he’s up against if he decides to fight. Spinelli takes out a picture of Andrew with his original face, dressed in a uniform. Spinelli says he commends him, calling him “sir.” He’s a Navy SEAL.

Ava tells Griff she’s not making excuses for Julian, but he’s spent his entire life living up to their father’s expectations. Victor was ruthless and brutal, and that was the code Julian was expected to live up to. He vacillated wildly between emulating his father and getting away from him. He’s not like Sonny; it doesn’t come naturally. He was playing a part, pleasing a man who’s long in the grave. Griff says that doesn’t bring his father back, and doesn’t make it any easier watching Julian walking around. He can’t be around it. She wonders if he’s asking her to choose between them.

Alexis introduces David to Julian. Julian asks if he’s treating her, and David says they’re just friends. He tells Alexis he’ll see her later, and jets. Julian asks how long they’ve been friends. She says Sam introduced them and he was at her house for Thanksgiving. She tells Julian this is his first and only warning; stop following her. Don’t make her get a restraining order. He says he’s not following her. He’s there to see a doctor.

Spinelli tells Andrew that he served with honor, has a distinguished service record, and multiple medals and commendations. He went AWOL, and there was no indication of trauma, no conflict, no reason; he simply vanished three months prior to Jason being lost and presumed dead. He thinks the backer might have thought it best to acquire him before Jason, but Diane says the road to hell is paved with speculation. He says he has no more facts, but Jordan does. Being the commissioner, the Navy file is at her disposal. She goes to the laptop.

And we have a match! She tells Andrew to see for himself. He says they’re electronic records, and Spinelli could have created them. Diane says they can issue hard copies, and can match them. In the meantime, she’ll move on the cold case files from 1996. Curtis says they both got screwed, but facts are facts. Waiting around for the hard copy isn’t changing anything. He’s a Navy SEAL, and it’s an impressive badge of honor. Andrew says it would help if could remember one thing about his old life, but he doesn’t. He just remembers Jason’s.

Ava tells Griff that she wasn’t expecting Julian’s release, but she’s happy he’s free, even if it’s conditional. She can’t turn her back on him. Griff isn’t asking her to. He’ll respect their relationship, but hopes she can respect his feelings. He doesn’t want any pretense or to make polite conversation. He doesn’t consent to anything Julian has done. Ava asks what it means for them, and he says she has to decide if she can be with him if he can’t be around Julian.

Julian tells Alexis that he needs to have a bone reset. He had no idea she’d be there, and she doesn’t need a restraining order. She says that remains to be seen. He’d thought they might be in a better place, but she says it’s better for her is she’s far away from him.

Curtis asks Jordan if she saw the look on Andrew’s face when he realized his entire life belonged to someone else. She says Andre has a lot to answer for. Sonny tells Diane to add a bonus to her bill. She tells Jason this one if free, but if he needs her in the future, her normal rate has gone way up. He thanks her for believing in him, and she says he was a pleasure to advocate for, not like some people, and looks at Sonny. She can count on him being reasonable. Spinelli tells Jason maybe he and Andrew should have a private conversation. Jason tells Spinelli he did great, but Spinelli says it doesn’t give him back five years, or console the man who unwittingly took his life. Jason thanks him, and he says it was an honor and a privilege. He hugs Jason until Jason finally says that’s enough. Jason thanks Carly and Sonny, telling them when he was planning his escape, he knew they’d be there for him. Carly hugs him, and Spinelli thinks libations are in order. Sonny asks if that means he wants a drink. Diane tells Jason he still needs to get some paperwork processed, and he tells her to go with them. Everyone leaves all happy.

Andrew asks Sam what she thinks. She says he’s a hero, but he says only on paper. He has no connection to Andrew Kane. Aw, he looks so sad.

Alexis is glad Julian was released, and says a second trial could conceivably go well. She hopes he uses the opportunity to turn his life around, but she can’t be involved. He says because of Sam and the grandchildren, there will always be a connection. Alexis says he’ll have to talk to Sam about that. She can’t participate; he’s worse than a fifth of vodka. David comes by, and asks if everything is okay. Alexis says she was just leaving, and asks him to text her about the restaurant he wants to go to. Julian tells David to be good to Alexis. David says that’s so inappropriate on so many levels, he wouldn’t know where to start, but Alexis is smart and independent, and can speak for herself.

Ava tells Griff that she has no intention of turning her back on either of them. It’s called compromise, a concept her brother never quite grasped. Griff says he’s heard of it. She says in these particular circumstances, it means she’ll arrange her life so there’s as little interaction as possible. She’ll see Julian on her own time. He says it might be more complicated than she realizes, but she says she’s a complicated woman; simplicity bores her. She can make it work, as long as she doesn’t lose him. He says he’s not going anywhere, and kisses her.

Elizabeth says Franco is quiet. He doesn’t have much to say. He’s disappointed. No one has ever accused Drew of being warm and fuzzy, but they managed to coexist. There’s no way Jason can grasp or care that he did crazy things because he had a brain tumor, or that Jake improved. He got through when no one else did. Elizabeth says Jake has confusion enough in Jake’s life, now she has to tall him who his father is. Under normal circumstances she’d have him talk to Andre, but she isn’t in a hurry. She tells Franco that Jason would never do anything to intentionally hurt their son. He’s not going to demand anything; he’ll wait until the time is right. She has faith in him when it comes to Jake.

Andrew says it’s like a slow-motion nightmare; like the game where you pull blocks out one by one, until the structure collapses. He’s found his long-lost twin, but the kicker is, he’s the one who’s lost. He’s not Jason Morgan. It’s the last block. Sam says that’s not true. He says she heard Diane; he can take everything. She says it doesn’t matter, but he says it does to him. Everything they’ve built can be taken. He wonders what they’re going to tell the kids. Sam calls him “Jason,” and is like, oops. He walks out, and tells Jason that he doesn’t care about the DNA; they’re not brothers. Jason tells Sam to take care of herself, and leaves.

On Monday, Franco tells Andre he needs a session, Robin asks Elizabeth not to do that, and Nelle has a Christmas present for Michael.

And once again – YESSSSS!!!!! I called it. It would have been pretty embarrassing had Steve Burton not been Jason, since I’ve been calling him that from the jump.

Z Nation

In Chicago, 10K and Lily look for the others. It’s foggy, and there are suds floating in the air. Foam party! They can barely see two feet in front of them. Lily says it’s FUBAR. 10K bayonets a zombie, and says they have to find Roberta. Everyone is wearing some kind of covering over their mouths.

Doc and Murphy are also in the mess, whacking zombies. They enter a cabin. It’s Sketchy and Skeezy in a barbershop, along with barber Sal. Sketchy says, what’s up, Doc? He’s wearing half-beard, and calls it avant-garde. Doc says they can’t stay; they have to find Roberta. Sketchy says if she still has a pulse, she’s his kind of gal. Doc reminds Murphy that he’s always said, never get out of the boat, but Murphy isn’t anxious to get back in the toxic sh*t either. Sketchy says nuclear fallout, plus chemicals, equals zombie frappe. Murphy thinks the barbershop is the last sliver of paradise, and Roberta is indestructible…ish. Sal asks them to leave their weapons in the box at the door. Murphy insists his cane is just a walking stick, but the barber isn’t fooled. Murphy says they’re getting off on the right foot. He sits in the chair. Doc watches at the window.

Roberta slogs through the sudsy gloom, calling for the others. She starts to feel weird and dizzy.

Murphy says he could die and go to heaven, and the two swindlers tell him, don’t say that, in tandem. Doc can’t find the right memory to remind him, but feels strongly that Sal’s face must have relevance. The barber says his mind is playing tricks, and Doc says, could be. There’s a discussion on the difference between telekinesis and telepathy. Doc says he’s done both on peyote, as well as teleporting. Murphy snores in the chair. Doc says they’re on a one-way trip to hell, and he still finds time for a nap. I’m on that same trip lately, and wish I could catch a nap. Sketchy and Skeevy keep cringing every time Sal puts the razor near Murphy’s throat.

Sketchy looks nervous as the barber shaves Murphy. Sal says his name is short for Salazar, and Doc asks if he’s Albanian. Sketchy and Skeezy hide behind one another. Sal says he’s Greek, and that they invented the sandwich. Sketchy says it was the Romans, so they could eat on the go while raping and pillaging. Murphy says they’re both wrong. It was invented by the fourth Earl of Sandwich because he didn’t want to leave the poker table. Sketchy talks about Thomas Crapper, and Doc says if it was the other way around, they could be eating a crapper and taking a sandwich. Everyone ponders this.

Sketchy says if looks could kill, Sal would knock them dead, and are obviously trying to warn Doc and Murphy. Doc says they’re like ships passing in the night; some harbor, and some torpedo and sink. He suddenly says, Albany, then, Albuquerque. He’ll figure it out. He gets all Zen and meditates, while Murphy asks Sal about baklava.

Above them in the attic, an odd, gigantic leprechaun-looking guy has a gun. Below them, zombies clamor in the basement. Is this like Sweeney Todd?

Roberta continues on. She coughs, and pushes suds out of her way. A zombie tries to grab her, but she mercies it. She sees someone in the dusk, and they run from her.

Murphy is impressed with Sal’s work. He wants to check it out from the back, and Sketchy tells Sal to grant a man his last request. Doc lights a joint. Sal reaches for the chair lever, and Sketchy and Skeevy start talking about a tanning bed Sal has in the back; it’s solar powered. Murphy wonders why they’re acting like everything is a matter of life or death. The dude upstairs looks down through a hole in the floor. He catches Sketchy’s eye, and wiggles his bushy eyebrows. Sketchy shows Murphy to the tanning bed, asking him to sign some papers for his protection, Murphy grabs the clipboard, tosses Sketchy out, and throws the papers on the bench, and. The top sheet has GET OUT! written on it, but he doesn’t see it.

Doc is still wondering where he knows Sal from. Skeezy tries to stop him from broaching the subject. Murphy opens the tanning bed, and we hear zombie noises. He closes it again. Doc gets a scalp massage, and says Sal has magic hands. Sketchy asks if he’s fresh off the boat, and he says by way of Detroit. Doc recalls his good times there. He starts talking about a guy he knew there named Tony Cueball, which was weird, since he had hair down to his knees. Sal says he’s never heard of him, as he tests the razor. Doc suddenly sits up, and says he knew it. It’s Tony. He knocks the wig off of Tony’s head, and he’s bald. Tony opens a trap door (it is like Sweeney Todd) , and Doc nearly falls into the crowd of zombies reaching up from downstairs. Sketchy and Skeevy fight with Tony, and the guy upstairs shoots an opening in the floor, and drops down. Tony tells them to say hello to his little friend. Sketchy and Skeevy say they tried to warn them, and Doc says, next time, try harder.

Outside, Roberta follows the stranger. He’s dressed in a protective suit and wears a helmet. She sees a giant stingray floating through the murky sky. It descends.

Tony tells his little friend, otherwise known as Tiny, to take it easy; they’ll kill them soon enough. Murphy thought they were friends, and Doc says he’s not even a barber. Tony says it’s never been personal. Doc talks about how Tony sucker punched him, stole everything he had, including his underwear, and left him to die. Tony says it was business. They hear something outside the door, and Tony says he’s going to shoot first, and no questions. Sketchy says if that’s who he thinks it is, he’ll want her alive. Doc says, mama brings the pain. Tony tells them they’re the chattiest bunch of marks in the apocalypse. Murphy is surprised it’s a robbery; he thought it was a bunch of sadists. Sketchy says they’re not sadists, they’re capitalists. The door opens, and 10K and Lily come through, saying don’t shoot; they’re unarmed. Murphy tells them that they look like they smell. 10K doesn’t feel good, and throws up, creating a domino effect, and everyone else throws up. It’s like that scene in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. It goes through the floorboards, where the zombies lap it up. I’m totally grossed out, but then I laugh since, out of all the gory stuff, this is the thing that makes me go, eww!

Roberta follows the stranger. He signals for her to halt. A zombie walks through, but never notices them. She says she needs his help.

Tony says it’s still a robbery. Sketchy and Skeezy get Tony to drop his guns, and chaos ensues, with everyone fighting, and slipping and sliding on the… you know. The machine gun drops down through the trap door, and Doc says he’s too old for this sh*t. Tony is too. Tony says he needs to settle the last score. This is fate giving them a chance to reconcile the past. This time, he will kill him. Murphy comes out, telling everyone to run. The tanning bed zombie – an over tanned, tall blonde, whose skin is totally sagging on her bones – is out.  Sketchy and Skeezy get thrown toward her, and the three of them fall. She snaps at them, and Tiny pulls her off, stomping her head to a pulp. Tony tells Tiny to take that thing out. Skeezy says he’s been bitten, and wonders if he’s going to tan. Sketchy tells him he’s going to Z.

Roberta keeps following the stranger through the foam. She starts to falter, and keels over. She sees the black rainbow.

Skeezy doesn’t want to die. Sketchy says he might go Z, but he won’t die. Sketchy tells him the barbicide (the blue stuff they put the combs and brushes in) will kill anything. Skeevy chugs it down, and Sketchy tells him that he wasn’t supposed to drink it. Tiny and Tony draw their guns. Tony remembers Sketchy and Skeezy conning him once before, and wants to kill them. He doesn’t have enough bullets, so he suggests he and Tiny cut off their arms and legs, and throw them in the basement. Doc says to do them justice, but Tony insists cutting off arms and legs seems just. Skeevy and Sketchy start to argue, and Murphy says to do it the old-fashioned way. Tony wonders if he means dissolve them in acid. Murphy tells the con men that fate decided to screw them; the only game is survival of the fittest. Toss them out and let Darwin do the rest. Tony gives Sketchy a gun, and says there’s one in the chamber; make it count. Sketchy gets sniffley, and Sketchy grabs the gun and puts it to his own head. He threatens to be a mad Z, but Sketchy tells him that he has so much to live for in the next eight to ten minutes. Why don’t they heed Murphy’s advice about the Darwin thing? He’s talking about freedom, independence, choice, a man wrestling fate, riding on the wings of destiny. Tony likes his own idea better. Doc says sometimes the best weapon is upstairs, and asks for a hat.

They count the ballots. There’s a tie between limbs and exile. Tony says somebody didn’t vote. Everyone looks at each other. Doc asks Murphy if he voted, and Murphy says after the Gore/Bush election, it didn’t seem worth it.  

Two guys come in. While they’re getting sick, Sketchy steals a key. Everyone starts talking at once, explaining what’s happened, and Murphy asks if they want to vote. Sketchy wants to say goodbye to Skeezy. He grabs Skeezy, kissing him, transferring the key. Skeezy asks why he never said anything, and Sketchy says he didn’t think he had to. One of the men recognizes them, remembering when they crossed paths before, and how Skeezy bit him. He says he thinks this SOB bit him, and Sketchy says Skeezy bit him too, right here, by his heart. They throw Skeezy out the door. We hear him yelling, and Sketchy says, we get it, you’re dead.  The two men draw their guns, and says it’s an old-fashioned stickup.

Sketchy says whatever they do, please don’t put them in the basement. It’s cold and dark, and he can’t go down there. He’s scared of confined spaces. One of the thieves asks where the booty is – the basement? He thinks they really want to be there, and they order everyone downstairs. The basement door opens, and the zombies rush out. Operation Bitemark (minus Roberta) and Sketchy leave the others in the basement. We hear shooting, and Tony and Tiny come out, covered with blood. Tony says it’s time to end this. Everybody dies. Sketchy asks if he doesn’t want to make a speech or last words.

Someone is trying to get in the door, and the group moves over, leaving Tony and Tiny to face whatever comes through. The door bursts open, and the metal handle on the inside flies off, impaling Tony and Tiny. They slide to the floor. Sketchy asks Skeevy what took him so long, and accuses him of swallowing the key. Doc says they planned this the whole time, and Sketchy says they tried to cut him in, but he almost tanked the whole thing.  Murphy says they’re either masterminds or lying. Doc says he believes them when they’re lying, and he’s scared when they’re not. Murphy asks, all this for what? Sketchy says retirement. They’re taking over the barbershop. Doc says they need to find Roberta.

Roberta opens her eyes to her wasteland vision. The stranger tells her to get up. She has to get up. Roberta sits up, and he tells her she has to keep moving. She picks up her shield and the containers from the lab. Suddenly, the skies are clear, and she’s on a normal road. The man says everything depends on her, and she sees it’s Dr. Teller. He walks away, saying he won’t be there to help, and disappears. The others join her. Murphy says they’ve been looking for her. She leads them down the road. Murphy asks what happened to Sketchy and Skeevy, and Doc says they’re following their own dream. We see a Route 66 sign.

Back at the barbershop, Sketchy tells Skeezy, this is the life. He asks what they should do next, and Skeezy says, get a dog. He wonders if there are any left, and figures there are, somewhere. Sketchy looks at the new haircut Skeezy has given him. A half-haircut to match his beard. He says it’s perfect. The zombies downstairs make noise, and he stomps on the floor. He tells Skeezy they’re ready to kill the competition. Skeezy says they were born ready. They laugh like hyenas, and we see that the name of the shop is Curl Up & Dye.

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Quotes of the Week

Go to the mirror and slap the first person who shows up.Iyanla Vanzant

Outrage is a hobby for some people. – Chris Sullivan

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!Charles M. Schulz

Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day, and I say, “Do I really want to do this?” and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either. Lady Gaga

You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.A.A. Milne

Many things—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them.C.S. Lewis, From Studies in Medieval Literature, Compiled in Words to Live By  (Ain’t it the truth?)

😎 How I Still Get…

Weekend-Baby

😺 My Hopes & Dreams…

Weekend-Kitty&Duck

😒 The Reality (but not for the same reason as the Dowager Countess)

Weekend-Downton

November 30, 2017 – The Jasons Collide & Is It Over Yet?

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Jason thanks Sonny for helping. Sonny suggests only talking to Obrecht if it helps. Jason says he has to talk to her, or go back to Russia. Sonny asks him to go over the report for his Puerto Rican holdings; he might have to go there to supervise the repair operation. Obrecht arrives, and Sonny introduces her to Jason.

In Havana, Jordan asks Andre, begs him, as someone he said he loved, to come back and make it right. Andre says he’ll almost certainly be thrown in prison if he admits his part, and he should do that because they used to love each other? He doesn’t know what’s more insulting, her trying to manipulate him, or that she’s so bad at it.

Sam asks Andrew if he figured out how he knows Oscar’s mother?

At the hospital, Kim is looking for the administrative offices, and introduces herself to Elizabeth. She’s going to be working there.

It’s almost time for the hearing, and Franco tells his lawyer there’s no reason to go over it again. He was attacked entirely without provocation. Joseph tells him that no one will testify for him, including his girlfriend.

Obrecht sips espresso, saying it’s delightful. She tells Sonny that she let Nathan know where she was going. If she’s met with an unforeseen accident, or vanishes, he’ll be at the top of the suspect list. Sonny says he only called her because Jason needs her help. She says she’s under the impression that his identity is still in question. Jason says that’s why he asked to see her. Faison shot him in 2012, and he woke up in Russia. He needs to know what happened. Obrecht says she’s not in contact with Faison, and Sonny asks if she has any idea why Faison came after him. She says he was never mentioned, but she can speculate. Jason Morgan was reputed to be a valuable asset, and there would be use for a man with his talents, providing he could be controlled. Sonny walks her out, telling Jason he’ll be back to take him to the hearing. He asks him to check the report in the meantime. After he’s gone, Jason comes out of the office and sees Spinelli. Spinelli says, it’s you.

At the MetroCourt, Carly tells Josslyn they need to have a talk. She’s mad, frustrated, and hurt, but mostly concerned. Josslyn took advantage of her trust. Josslyn says it was all for the good of Oscar’s project. Carly says, Oscar’s mysterious project. Was it important enough to betray her trust?

Oscar sees his mom at the hospital. He tells her sorry for the ambush, but she won’t talk to him about it at home. She tells him she’s given him a lot of slack since they moved to Port Charles. Oscar says that’s what he thought, that she gave him some freedom because she trusts him, but she’s keeping tabs on him. She says she wants to keep him safe. He says she didn’t even ask why he was at Andrew and Sam’s apartment. She doesn’t want to know. Oscar asks why? He reminds her of what happened when she saw Jason, and says if that guy is Drew, he’s someone important to her.

Andrew tells Sam that he thought about it, but her name doesn’t ring any bells. Maybe she just has  a familiar face. Sam doesn’t believe the kids were really doing research on a missing person. Speaking of which, she wonders if he’s heard from Curtis. Andrew says he’s following a lead on Andre. Hopefully, he’ll be able to prove once again he’s Jason Morgan.

Jordan apologizes. Curtis says Andre doesn’t have the guts to face what did. Andre scoffs at Curtis lecturing him on morals, but since he’s not going back, it’s not hurting Jordan’s case. Curtis says what matters is Jason, Sam, and their family – it has nothing to do with the three of them. Jordan says he has the chance to right a wrong for Jason, Andrew, and those love them. The man she knows would want to step up, take responsibility, and make amends. She tells him to be that man. Show her that she wasn’t wrong about him.

Spinelli stares at Jason. He says no doubt Jason is surprised to see him, since he made no overtures himself. He understands if Jason harbors a grudge. It was his program that led to everyone thinking his brother was him; it was his fault. Jason says Andrew looked like him because they’re twins. He’s not angry. Spinelli asks why in blazes didn’t he call? Jason says he knows Spinelli loves Sam, and Sam loves her husband. Spinelli says Andrew had passed all his tests, including winning Sam’s heart, so he was certain Jason had returned. He’d thought they fell in love again, and officiated their wedding. He asks Jason to forgive him. Jason is a little surprised that Spinelli was the officiant, but says it’s okay. Spinelli says he misidentified a stranger, gave him Jason’s life, married him to Jason’s wife, and it’s okay? Jason says he didn’t do it on purpose. Spinelli tells Jason he missed him. He grabs Jason, and hugs him.

Carly tells Josslyn she thought of every horrible thing that could have happened. She’s not being mean and petty; she’s her mother. Her children are the most precious thing to her, and she lost a son last year. Josslyn says she wasn’t thinking. She’s had a major brainstorm, and when Carly hears her out, she’ll understand she did the wrong thing for the right reasons. She knows she deserves punishment, but once she checks with Oscar, she can tell Carly what’s really going on. Carly says she’d better not regret it. In the meantime, Josslyn is to stay there and do her homework, and she’s telling everyone to keep an eye on her. Josslyn says she’s not going to let her down again. At least not today, or anytime soon. Carly says Josslyn really is her daughter.

Oscar says the way Kim reacted to Jason, he thought Andrew could be his father. Kim asks where the sudden interest in his father came from, and he says he’s been wondering his whole life. She told him to stop quizzing her. She says that Josslyn has been putting ideas in his head, and influencing him, not in a good way. Oscar tells her that he could have dropped it at any time, and she says then drop it. He says he has the right to know who his father is. Kim says she’s his mother, isn’t that enough? He says, maybe not. She says maybe she’s trying to protect him, and he says it might be better if he understood. She tells him they’ll talk later. She doesn’t want to be fired on her first day.

Franco is shocked that not one person will testify. He asks what they’re calling Jason these days, and Joseph tells him, John Doe, pending his official ID. Franco asks about Carly, but she paid his bail, and also despises Franco. Franco says his testimony alone will bury Jason in prison where he belongs. Elizabeth appears, and says no he won’t. Not without a fight from her.

Spinelli asks Jason to please accept his humble apologies for marrying his wife to his long-lost twin. Jason says she’s happy; there’s nothing to forgive. Spinelli says they know he’s her true soulmate. He has to go back to his old life, so he can reclaim everything. He has a lot at stake; his marriage, his family, and his finances that were used to purchase a corporation. Jason says he’s not breaking up Sam’s family. They have a little girl now. Spinelli calls her, the wee, but mighty, Emily Scout. Jason says she was named after his sister. Spinelli says he’s still Danny’s father, and his rights take precedence; he was there first. Jason says it doesn’t matter. He’s going to be prosecuted for assaulting Franco.

Franco asks to speak to Elizabeth alone. She says he promised to consider dropping it. Franco says he did, and he’s not. Elizabeth says Jason is missing five years. Franco says for all he knows, it’s an act. She says whoever he is, he believes he’s Jason, and reacted without thinking. Franco says he was thinking of choking him. He wants to know what’s going on, and why Elizabeth is taking his side.

Oscar finds Josslyn at the MetroCourt lobby, and asks if this seat is taken. She tells him that she’s saving it for the guy she’s seeing. He says sorry his mom ratted her out, and asks if she’s grounded. Josslyn thinks if she tells her mom the reason, she’d reconsider, but she didn’t feel right telling her without asking him first. He sees no reason not to, especially if it keeps them from being apart. Nothing is more important than seeing her. Josslyn says he’s important to her too, and now that that’s out of the way, did he ask his mom about Andrew? Oscar says he tried, but there was no straight answer. He doesn’t think Andrew is his father though. He and his mother didn’t recognize each other.

Sam tells Andrew they have to deal with childcare now that they’ll be working full time. She’s thinking about getting a nanny, but Andrew isn’t so sure about having a stranger in house. There’s a knock at the door, and he says they’re very popular lately. It’s Carly. She knows he feels betrayed, and it’s been tough on everyone. That’s why she came over. She thinks she knows someone who can clear it up – Kim. She knows Kim was at their place earlier, and on Thanksgiving, she mistook Jason for someone else; someone she knew in San Diego, a Navy SEAL. His name was Andrew Kane. Is he related to Erica too???

Jason explains to Spinelli after he went after Franco in a blind rage, and went after him again after the police came. Spinelli tells him it’s not prudent to commit a crime in the presence of police witnesses. That’s right. I would think the cops would be required to testify in this case. Jason says Diane wants him to plead insanity, but Franco violated Sam to get to him, and he doesn’t want to hear about the tumor. He’s going to do everything Diane wants him to do, except plead insanity. Diane arrives, and says the bad news is he attacked Franco, but if it goes to trial, he’ll either lose or his career will tank. She’s going to do something she doesn’t like to; put the victim on trial. She’ll have Sam, Michael, and Dante testify, and when she’s through, Jason will be acquitted, it will be trending on Twitter, and Franco will be put away. Sonny returns, and welcomes Spinelli back. Spinelli asks if he can come along for moral support, and Sonny says he can, but nothing weird, and keep his mouth shut. Diane sees Spinelli’s open laptop, and notices he’s been looking up Andrew Kane.

Franco asks Elizabeth what changed? She’d seemed genuinely concerned. She says she doesn’t want to see him hurt, but doesn’t want to send a guy to prison. She reminds Franco that he put people through hell, but he wasn’t in his right mind. Franco says if Jason’s tumor is bigger than his, he’ll drop the charges. Elizabeth says this isn’t about justice. Franco is afraid that he’s Jason, and sees him as threat to their relationship.

Josslyn tells Oscar that Andrew does have a different face, and maybe he didn’t resonate, but they did seem like strangers. Oscar wonders if he was awesome, why is his mother quiet when he talks about his dad? Josslyn says, back to drawing board, but Oscar says he does have one clue that tips the scales in Andrew’s favor.

Sam says that Kim seemed vaguely familiar. Carly says she could tell Andrew was important to her. Andrew-who-thinks-he’s-Jason is tired of trying to convince people he’s not Andrew. Carly says if she came clean, he might remember who he really is. He says he knows who he is, and his name is Jason Morgan. If Carly can’t believe that, she can go to hell. Alrighty then.

Franco’s not saying he’s threatened, but theoretically, there are two Jasons, and one Sam. What if the other decides he wants Elizabeth back? Elizabeth says she’s in love with him; nothing has changed that. Franco says he loves her too, and she asks him, please, for her sake, drop the charges. Joseph pops in, saying they need to get to the courthouse. Outside, Diane tells Joseph that she trusts he’ll keep it brief and to the point, and she’d like the earliest possible trial date. She doesn’t think it should be a problem, since he doesn’t have any witnesses. He tells her to save it for the courtroom. Franco says he’s ready.

Josslyn asks what kind of clue, and Oscar says maybe he’s reading too much into it. He asks if she remembers the CD, and says after they were done, he put it back where he found it. After his mom left for work, he had a hunch. The CD was gone, so he went to her room. He saw her DVD player had the headphones plugged in, even though she never uses them. He did some research, and found out the DVD player can play CDs. The CD was inside, and he thinks she listened to it when they got home. It doesn’t prove anything, but maybe she was emotional about seeing him again. He wonders why she can’t just tell him. She said she’s protecting him, but not from what. If she doesn’t tell him the truth, how will they know? Josslyn says she’s working on it. Oscar thought she might be, since she’s always two steps ahead.

Carly knows Andrew is upset, but two men believe they’re Jason, and have the same memories. He says, his memories. Carly says Kim might be able to tell them something, but Andrew says he’s not interested. Carly says she’s sorry he’s not Jason, but she knows he isn’t, and if he’s so certain he is, it’s not going to harm anything. He gets a text, and says Andre has been found.

Elizabeth tells Franco, please, and he says he’d like to drop the charges. All is forgiven. Diane tells Joseph that he dodged a bullet. Franco tells Jason he can say thank you, but Jason says he’s not grateful. Franco says Jason judges him, yet he’s a killer. Because he kills out of honor or code, makes him a good guy, and he’s bad. It’s so simple for him. Franco says he had a brain tumor; it’s science. He doesn’t need Jason to believe that he was physically and mentally unable to make the right decisions. He needs to let it go, make peace. His twin managed to. Maybe Jason should follow his example.

On the phone, Obrecht tells Faison she just came from a meeting with Sonny and a man who says he’s Jason. They’re looking for him, and her advice is to run.

Josslyn tells Oscar there’s a little miracle called DNA. He doesn’t think Andrew would agree. He still thinks he’s Jason, and doesn’t remember. She says it doesn’t matter; they can do it anyway. She takes a plastic bag out of her purse. There’s a glass inside, and she tells Oscar it’s a glass his maybe daddy drank from.

Elizabeth says they can hate each other, and still agree Franco did the right thing. Diane says a trial wouldn’t have gone well for him. Franco tells Elizabeth that Diane is the one who got him acquitted, and now she thinks he’s the bad guy. Elizabeth says she’s proud of him, and amazed. He says he loves her, and can’t say no to her. She tells him that she loves him, and one day people will see the Franco she does; a good and honest man.

Spinelli confesses to being disappointed. He wanted Franco’s heinous crimes to see the light of day. Carly comes in with Andrew and Sam. Andrew asks Spinelli if he’s having a hard time saying hello to an old friend. Spinelli says they’re both dear friends, whatever the finding reveals.

Curtis and Jordan come in, flanking Andre. Sonny says, look who it is; the man with all the answers.

On Monday, David doesn’t want to take advantage of a rebounding Alexis, Diane questions Andre, and Ava asks Griff if he’s making her choose between him and her brother. For someone who’s barely had any relationships, Griff is a real taskmaster.

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