What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
😵 This was a lot. Hopefully it’s coherent.
Jason hugs Sam, and asks why she needed to see him. She says, the Shiloh situation is getting a lot worse.
Kristina goes over a schedule with Shiloh. He thanks her for heading up the beatification project. He’s impressed with her imitative, but can’t say he’s surprised. She tells him that she’s ready to take the next step.
Willow looks at an article about the DOD rally filling Rice Plaza. Chase arrives and says he thanks the school board for spring break. Willow is glad for the time off. Chase says he has the next four days; overtime paid off. He asks how she feels about going away for the weekend.
Alexis sees Julian at the hospital, and asks how Oscar is. He says there was pretty devastating news. He wanted to stay with Kim, but Ava was in bad shape herself. Alexis says, she has a lot to unpack, being engaged to a serial killer. Julian says, she got so obliterated, she showed up on Carly’s doorstep.
Alex says Anna was still a double-agent. She did do horrible things; lies and backstabbing. Alex asks what Finn has heard, and he says as much as Anna told him. Alex says Anna isn’t the bastion of righteousness she pretends to be. Anna says, enough. Tell her what she needs to know, and Alex will get her eyesight back.
Olivia and Lulu visit Carly. Olivia says they were catching up, and heard Sonny was out of town. Lulu knows he was talking to Robert about finding Dante. Olivia asks if Sonny ran after Dante without telling them.
In Ankara, Turkey, Robert meets Dan in an alley. He asks who Dan is, and why he’s talking to him. Dan says Sonny gave him Robert’s number in case he was in trouble. Is he Sonny’s friend? Robert says, the closest thing he’s got to one. What happened?
Sonny lies on the floor of his cell. A guard asks what Dante did, and Dante says he had no other choice.
Willow asks if Chase means go away together, and he says, that’s the idea. His family has a tiny house in Nantucket, where they spent summers. She asks if his family isn’t in California, and he says they are. The house is sitting there empty, and he thought they could make a weekend of it. No pressure if it’s too soon. Willow says she’d like that. She’s never been there, and it sounds fun. He says he’ll set it up. They can leave Thursday morning. Willow says she’ll get the first round, and goes to the bar. Michael approaches Chase, asking if he has a second. He wants to pick Chase’s brain about DOD.
Sam tells Jason that she was meeting her mom and sisters at Charlie’s. She and Molly got there first, and overheard Kristina telling Valerie that her negativity was influencing Kristina’s life, and she couldn’t be part of it. Valerie is basically Kristina’s only friend who’s not part of DOD. Jason asks if Sam talked to her, but Sam says, no way. She confronted Shiloh instead.
Shiloh tells Kristina, removing negative influences is a painful process. Kristina says it’s necessary, and he thinks she’s ready to join his trusted core group. They make the decisions for the house. They listen to all voices, but with a group that big, someone needs to make decisions. Kristina asks if a separate group is calling the shots. He says there’s a reason it’s kept secret. They don’t want to elicit negativity through jealousy; counterproductive to everyone. Kristina asks who else is a part of it, and he says when she’s initiated, she’ll see why it needs to be private. She asks if she needs money to join, and he says it’s only fitting that a trust offering is given.
Carly says she’s not keeping Lulu and Olivia out of the loop. There’s nothing to tell. Sonny left for Turkey, and there’s been no contact. Olivia wonders if Sonny discovered something, or if something could have happened. Carly is worried too. Olivia asks if they’re annoying her, but Carly says she needs coffee. She’s trying to be healthy. Olivia remembers the last time Carly gave up coffee when she was pregnant. Olivia says, oh my God. Is she pregnant? Lulu says, that’s ridiculous. She’s not… oh, she is.
the guard goes into Sonny’s cell, and starts to turn Sonny over. Sonny grabs him, and Dante knocks him out. Sonny tells Dante, nice work, and Dante says him too.
Alex thinks Anna is enjoying it. Maybe Anna should leave her the way she is. Making a deal will ruin it for her. Anna asks if Alex thinks she’s forgotten how terrifying it was to be blind. She’s love to help Alex, no strings attached, like sisters, but they don’t trust each other. They made a bargain, and agreed. Now it’s Alex’s turn. Alex asks fi she’s sure, and says, Boris Makala.
Carly says she’d appreciate it if Lulu and Olivia keep it to themselves. Olivia asks if Sonny knows, and Carly says he was with her for the sonogram, and the doctor telling her no stress three times. Lulu says she’s not exactly doing that, but Carly says she had a checkup, and everything is fine. It should give Sonny incentive to get out.
Dan tells Robert that Sonny went into the compound, but never came out. Robert says, good. That means he was just captured. Dan says they need to save him before it’s too late.
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Alexis says Ava showed up at Sonny’s drunk? That’s leverage for a custody fight on a silver platter. Julian says she was in a real spiral. Alexis tells him, whatever differences she and Ava have, no one deserves what she or Lulu went through. Julian says Ryan got Ava to agree to being with him, and killed Kiki. She gave her heart to a guy who doesn’t exist. He can’t imagine being deceived like that. Alexis can.
Shiloh tells Kristina to trust him. It’s a customary trust offering; a bond. An unwavering bond between family members. A secret she’s never told anyone. Kristina says the courses are about working through that. Shiloh says everyone has secrets, no matter how high they are; something that holds them back. It’s an important tenet. Tell the whole truth, no matter the consequences. Something so important, it would change the way people see you. Like giving someone the key to your house; it’s the ultimate sign of trust. If she’s not ready, it’s okay. No judgement. Kristina says she’s ready. She’ll do it.
Chase tells Michael that all he knows is DOD is a charity organization that had a rally. Michael asks if he’s heard anything questionable, but Chase says the only things the PCPD has dealt with are permits or food drives. He’s only heard good things. Why is Michael asking? Michael says his sister Kristina is getting more involved. She’s living in the house. Service seems like a good fit, and they’re doing good work, but she gets defensive and hostile if anyone questions DOD or their objective. No one can say a word against their leader. Kristina worships Shiloh. Willow drops the glasses she’s holding.
Finn asks who’s Boris. Anna says he was a scientist who she was supposed to take to the border. She was to take him over the jet point, but she led him into an ambush. Or she thought she did. Alex says he was a courageous old man. He realized his talents had been used for the wrong purposes, and he wanted to do good, but it cost him. They had to make a train; it was an endless journey. As they were nearing Berlin, Boris started getting excited, looking forward to conferring with Western scientists. Two gunmen were waiting, and she froze. She should have pulled her gun first and fired, but she didn’t. They shot him and ran away. Anna says, that was her? Alex says, yes. Anna sits down, and Alex says she tried administer first aid, but it was too late; he was gone. Afterward, she couldn’t sleep, and told herself he didn’t have time to be afraid. She wipes away a tear. She says it has helped over the years, knowing Anna was shouldering the pain with her, but it was never hers to shoulder. It was all Alex’s.
Sam tells Jason that she went straight to the DOD house after dinner. He says he got to Charlie’s after she left; he was meeting Michael, and Kristina and Molly had a huge fight about DOD. Molly said it was a cult, and Kristina should get out. Kristina said she didn’t need Molly anymore, and stormed out. Sam says, it doesn’t make sense. They’re sisters. There’s no way Kristina would cut Molly out of her life. completely. Jason says, until now. Whatever mind games Shiloh is playing with her sister is working, Jason asks if Sam got anything new out of him, but she says she didn’t get too much about Kristina before he turned it around on her. He said she concerned because of her fear of commitment, and he has classes she could take to help with her issues. He’s turned his pitch into an artform. Jason says Kristina is convinced. Sam says he’s charismatic. If he has her cutting ties with her family, there’s no telling what else he can get her to do.
Shiloh tells Kristina that members can’t be initiated until they earn trust. A trust offering, in her own words. He sounds like he’s asking for a book report. What’s her darkest secret; something she’s never told anyone? Kristina says she told them about falling in love with Parker, but she wasn’t honest about the beginning. The truth is, she sensed the attraction, and exploited it to get a better grade. She blackmailed Parker. Shiloh gets that it’s painful, but she’s shared that with other members in the past. Dig deeper.
Willow says she’s so clumsy, and Chase tells her to sit. He asks if she’s okay, and she tells him that she just tripped over her own feet. She didn’t even have a drink yet. Michael says he’ll get the drinks, and apologizes for interfering with the date. Willow asks Chase if everything is okay; he looked intense with Michael. He says Michael’s sister is involved with DOD. Michael comes back, and Chase says he’ll run a check on the group and Shiloh. He doesn’t know if it’s a pyramid scheme. Willow adds, or something much worse. Chase asks if she knows anything about the group. She says they’re a big presence in Beechers Corners. It’s tight knit. Michael say they cut people out who dare to ask questions. Willow says they have to get her out. Michael is level-headed. If he suspects there’s a reason to be concerned, he should do everything in his power to make sure his sister is okay.
Olivia tells Carly to have some water; she’s got to stay hydrated. Carly wishes there was someone who would know if Sonny is okay. Lulu says, maybe Robert. She doesn’t have his number, but can get it from someone. Olivia says she has it. They’re surprised, and she says she helped find Anna a few years ago. They text once in a while. Who knew?
Robert says he and Dan aren’t doing anything; he’s a kid. He’ll call his people, and they’ll handle it. Dan says he’s fifteen. Robert’s phone rings. It’s Olivia, and he says it’s been a while. She says she’s there with Carly and Lulu. They know he’s helping Sonny track where Dante is, and Carly hasn’t heard from Sonny in days. She’s concerned. Robert says he’s there, and he’ll bring them both home. He knows where Sonny is. Olivia asks if Sonny is in trouble, and Robert says he has to go, but promises to contact them. He looks around, and Dan is gone.
Sonny is now dressed as a guard. The hear Raj say someone should be grateful. He only cut off one finger. He sees them, and asks where Dante thinks he’s going, and what was all that noise. Dante says his father tried to escape, and he had to take him out. Raj can’t imagine it was easy, but Dante did the right thing. Dante says, killing is the better option, and Raj says he was right to take him in. Do what he needs to, and Raj will take care of body. A guard drags Dan into the room, saying the kid was lurking around, and had stolen his wallet. What should they do with him? Sonny sees Dan.
Julian says Alexis is putting him on the same level as Ryan? Wow. Alexis says maybe she was talking about her and Ryan. She had a session with Doc, and it was actually Ryan. Julian says he totally forgot. He hopes she wasn’t hurt, but Alexis says it was nothing compared to Ava. Part of Julian hopes he survived the Falls. Then he could… Alexis says, what? Kill him himself?
Alex tells Anna, it’s no one’s fault. She didn’t betray Boris or do anything wrong. It killed her to think she could have saved him. She’s shocked Anna didn’t realize it was an implanted memory. She never freezes up. She never indulged in a second of panic. Alex panics and freezes when it counts. Anna wonders why she doesn’t feel better. She’s relieved it wasn’t her that froze, but she carried so much shame about it all these years. She can still see his face and hear his voice. She remembers knowing it happened. Alex says it doesn’t make it less real for her; she knows.
Kristina tells Shiloh that she tried to blackmail the first woman she was in love with; it’s mortifying. He says it needs to be a secret no one ever heard. Michael knocks at the door, and Shiloh says she’ll figure it out. Michael comes in, and Shiloh introduces himself. Kristina asks what Michael is doing there, and he says he heard it got weird at Charlie’s. Kristina says Molly was out of line. Usually it’s her. Michael suggests they go for a walk, but Kristina says anything he has to say to her, he can say in front of Shiloh. She trusts him.
Jason tells Sam if Kristina is cutting ties with her family, it’s time to take her out of the situation. Sam asks what he means. Where to? Sonny’s island? Jason says it will at least give her some distance. Sam says Kristina will only dig in deeper if they intervene, and she’ll think they’re the bad guys. She has to figure out Shiloh is a fraud on her own. Jason says, DOD can’t exist without Shiloh. If he disappeared, problem solved.
Raj asks if the guard thinks he cares about a street brat. Sonny tells Dante that he knows that kid. He helped Sonny. The guard says he could be an informer, and Raj says, eliminate him. Dan says he didn’t do anything. Sonny shoots, and Raj is like, what?
Shiloh tells Kristina, take a walk. It’s important to clear up any weirdness that happened. they walk out, but are barely past the doorway, when Kristina says, far enough. They’re near a window, and Shiloh listens from inside. Kristina tells Michael, don’t judge what you don’t understand. He says he’s not there to fight or judge. He’s annoyed that he gave her aid for classes he thought were academic. She didn’t realize the loan was conditional on him approving what she did with the money. He says he’s just worried. She’s moved in, and she’s spending all her time with these people. Kristina says, they’re helping the community, not selling crack. Michael says she never talked like that before. Kristina says she’s her own person, but he says she’s using someone else’s words. She’s immersing herself 24/7. He’s been asking around, and Willow thinks he has a right to be concerned.
Chase says Willow had a strong reaction. Does she know something. She says she knows a group of impressionable women with a male mentor sets off alarm bells. Finn approaches the table, and Willow asks if he’d like to join them. He says he came to get some food, but was just saying hello. Willow steps away to reply to a parent’s email, so she can be totally free for the weekend. Finn sits, and Chase says he and Willow are going to their dad’s place in Nantucket. Finn is glad someone is getting use out of it. He says it looks like Chase and Willow have gotten closer.
Willow looks at the DOD article again.
Sam tells Jason if Shiloh is eliminated to break the hold on Kristina, she’ll blame herself for his death. She’s already fragile, and can’t handle it. Sam needs to stay in longer. Jason says Sonny is gone; he’s looking for Dante. But when he hears about Kristina, he won’t let this continue.
Alexis sees Julian is trying to change, and he’s doing well. He’s being a dependable person for Kim and Oscar. She says, with her, the first few months were great, until he went down rabbit hole and destroyed what they had. She doesn’t want him to do again. She wants him to be happy. He has a chance, if only he can keep his impulses at bay.
At Raj’s compound, tables are turned over as shields, and there’s a gunfight. Raj takes off, and Dante follows. Outside, he tells Raj, drop his weapon. Raj doesn’t, and Dante shoots him.
Jason says everything Sam is saying makes sense, but he doesn’t think Sonny will see it the same way. They need to make progress before he gets home. Sam says the only way to get out Kristina out is for Sam to get in too. She has to join Shiloh’s cult.
Kristina asks Michael, who’s Willow. He says they met at the MetroCourt. She asks where Willow gets off judging them. Michael says a lot of people find the place weird. He loves her, and he’s concerned. She says she doesn’t need his concern; she needs his support. He asks if she’ll cut him out of her life, like she did Valerie and Molly. Kristina says this is her home. They’re her family. He says he’ll always be there if she needs him, and hugs her. Kristina comes back in, and tells Shiloh, family is the worst. Why can’t they see her point-of-view? Shiloh says she didn’t let the negative affect her. She stood her ground, respectfully. Kristina says Michael should listen, not her, and who cares what Willow thinks?
Chase says Finn is going overboard with the big brother thing. Finn says Chase wanted a relationship. Busting Chase’s chops about his love life comes with the territory. Chase says, just don’t call Willow a school marm again. Finn says he was just teasing. It’s nice that Chase found someone to be serious with. Chase says they’re taking things slow. They have all the time in world.
Willow makes a phone call. She knows it’s short notice, but needs to break her lease immediately.
Alexis doesn’t know why she tries to help Julian. He says when she goes out of her way, he feels like he doesn’t deserve it, but appreciates it. Alexis says they’ll always be connected, whether they like it or not. Julian likes it. He’s glad they’re in a place where she has his back. He’ll always have hers. She flashes back to her dream, and says, of course. He says he’ll see her around.
Olivia doesn’t mean to pry, and tells Carly, feel free to tell her to shut up. Carly says she was surprised. She should have been taking birth control, but wasn’t, and got knocked up. Olivia says she’s in good company. That’s what happened with Dante and Leo. She spent her pregnancy terrified and nervous that the worst would happen, but it worked out better than she could have imagined. It will happen for Carly too. Sonny will bring Dante home, and it will work out better than she imagines.
Dante returns, and Sonny asks if he’s okay. He says, Raj is dead. He wanted to bring him in, but had no choice. Sonny says, sounds like justice. Dante says, what they already have on the organization is probably enough to take the whole thing down. Sonny says Dan put a target on his back. Dante says they have to get out of there. Robert comes running in with some guys, and says, street as ever. Looks like a good time.
Tomorrow, Laura tells Ava to stop thinking about it, Willow tells Valentin that he got his wish, and Alex says she’s entitled to a phone call.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Kyle visits Mauricio at his office, but he only has fifteen minutes for lunch. She feels better now that they dropped Sofia off. In her interview, she says when comes to the kids, they’re extra. We flash back to everyone weeping over Sofia going away to school. Kyle says she’s going to be worried 24/7, but getting an education like this a important. She hasn’t heard if American Woman has been picked up, and wants another season. In Kyle’s interview, she says it’s been a point of contention with her sisters, but the idea of keeping her mom’s memory alive if the best part about it. We flash back to the reunion, and Kyle talking about the thief who even took things with sentimental value. She says she has a lot riding on this. She asks Mauricio why he has four bottles of tequila in his office.
Dorit gets ready for a JMG magazine photoshoot, and puts on a pink bikini. Erika joins her, bringing heels to go with the suits. In Dorit’s interview, she says she didn’t realize how much she missed working and having her own business. Now that she’s back in it, she sees Beverly Beach as another baby. Being featured on the cover makes her feel like a proud mama. Dorit says Erika takes sexy to a new level. I don’t know about that – it’s not like it’s something we haven’t seen before. Dorit says if she’s looking to push boundaries, having Erika on set is a must. Erika gives posing tips, saying they’re selling ass, not cookies. In her interview, Erika says confidence is the most important thing, but they’re still selling a product. Boobs and butts are the most persuasive tools. Erika approves, saying, it looks good.
Ponies! Denise brings daughters Lola and Eloise to Villa Rosa. As a kid, I would have gone out of my mind at LVP’s house. Actually, I’d go out of my mind now. Denise says it’s white everything, which never happens at her house. She asks where LVP bought the swans, and LVP tells her, the swan shop. In Denise’s interview, she says she knows the ladies are upset with LVP, but she’s been lovely and compassionate, so Denise is making her own judgement about how LVP is as a person. I like Denise more with every episode. The ponies run around with a few of the dogs. Fluffy! Since he’s getting too much underfoot, LVP grabs Fluffy, and gives him to Denise, who just automatically carries him, as I would. The ponies are getting a little crazy, and LVP says, biscuits are the solution. The universal language of all animals – food. LVP calls them naughty. Denise asks if Eloise loves the way LVP talks, and she says, no. Typical kid. In her interview, Denise says people ask what it’s like having a kid who’s not talking, but it’s all she knows with Eloise, who is an angel. LVP and Denise talk dogs, and we find out Denise has one who’s twenty-two. She’s had him for four years. In LVP’s interview, she says Denise is warmhearted, and they have a lot in common. LVP isn’t a wild thing, but can be if you ask nice. She tells Denise it wasn’t great in the Bahamas, but she enjoyed their time talking. She tells Denise that she’s glad they’re going out with Kyle. Denise says they can have a grown-up talk. Is that possible with any of the Housewives?
Dorit tells Erika about LVP showing her the texts between Teddi and John Blizzard. Teddi said to have the dog at the center when they visited, and she would bring it up. Erika says, whoa, and Dorit adds Teddi texted before she got there, and asked if the dog was there. In her interview, Erika says she’s finding out different facts than Teddi told her in the chapel. What’s really going on? Dorit still feels the same way about LVP; she took no responsibility. We flash back to LVP saying she had nothing to do with it. Dorit says two friends were setting her up to hurt her, and Erika wonders, what’s the end game? She tells Dorit, don’t trust anyone. Dorit says she needs to trust someone, and Erika says, trust yourself.
LisaR joins Camille in checking out the venue for Camille’s 50th birthday. In her interview, LisaR explains that 50 in Hollywood is old. You’re washed up; over. You have to figure out your doctors and potions; it’s like a science project. She’s still continuing to figure out what works for her – that’s the key. They go to the Trocadero, where owner Chris meets them and Camille’s friend Kimber. Chris shows them the drink menu, and they talk about nibbles. Camille thought appetizers, and Kimber thinks they should be passed around all night if people are drinking. Camille says it starts at seven, and LisaR asks what the dress vibe is. Camille says, fabulous at fifty. In Camille’s interview, she says she made it to fifty years through cancer, a horrible divorce – we flash back to Kelsey being embarrassing. She says she’s getting married soon, and can’t wait to start anew. She tells LisaR that she’s overwhelmed. She’s inviting all the girls. She knows sh*t happened in the Bahamas. LisaR says it’s something that has gone on a long time; it’s a pattern. It happened to both of them. Camille says she’s experienced the wrath of Vanderpump; it’s character assassination. In her interview, Camille says LVP wanted her to bring up Taylor being abused by Russell. We flash back to that. Camille says LVP has a habit of keeping her hands clean, and have other people do her dirty work. LVP told her what to say, then threw her under the bus. On the plus side for LVP, Camille feels badly that she’s going through a tough time. In her defense, Dorit seems to be a bit of a phony. It makes her neck hairs stand up. In LisaR’s interview, she says, wishy washy. Camille says they were getting along fine in the Bahamas. We see a clip of Camille saying she wants to move forward. She wonders if Dorit really wanted a dog or to get close to LVP. She knows being catty LisaR loves it
Eloise digs for rocks at the beach. Denise and Aaron sit outside having a drink. They toast to putting a wedding together in less than a week. In her interview, Denise says she doesn’t care if people think she’s crazy. She learned early on to have thick skin. They thought she was crazy to marry Charlie, and she doesn’t give a flying. She tells Aaron the venue doesn’t have tables, chairs, or toilets. They discuss porta-potties. Aaron says they don’t need to be fancy, but Denise would like to wear more than ripped jeans and a T-shirt. In her interview, she says they’re locked in. No matter what, a wedding is happening. She tells Aaron that she thinks they’re crazy, but it’s a good crazy.
Teddi goes for a walk with her therapist Val. She says she’s a bit of a mess. Val says it’s okay. Teddi says she’s in physical pain from the anxiety over what’s happening. In her interview, Teddi likes that Val comes to her. She knows where Teddi will be the most open. They sit at a picnic table in the park. Teddi tells Val that LVP wanted her to tell everyone a crazy story about how Dorit’s dog ended up in a shelter, and Teddi wanted to call LVP on how she was using her to do it. She can’t say how many phone conversations happened where she was on hold while it was orchestrated. She says it’s messy, and she was involved in it. She’s owning it 100%. Then when the dog thing came up in the Bahamas, she told Dorit. She didn’t want to go into the whole thing, since she wanted to protect Dorit. Val asks what her motivation was in holding back, and Teddi says the original story was bad, and it wasn’t true. It was an inflated version. Not only was she told the dog went to a kill shelter, but that Dorit locked the dog in the basement, and hadn’t seen the light of day in months. LVP said she didn’t understand, and that she and John weren’t close, but he runs the events and works in her office. Why this should necessarily make them close, I have no idea. In Teddi’s interview, she says LVP can deny wanting her to know, but she has the texts. She tells Val that one of them joked about Teddi wanting the dog, and a week later LVP made the same joke. She tries to turn it around, and won’t admit what she’s done. Val says Teddi is out of control, and she doesn’t like it. Teddi says she doesn’t like being an adult, and cry about being betrayed. Why can’t she let it roll off? Why can’t she be perfect? Ugh. I ask, why is she so annoying? Val tells her not to do that to herself. It’s okay to have loose ends that aren’t tied up. Teddi says she was hyped up, but feels more relaxed. That’s why she pays Val the big bucks.
LVP meets Kyle for dinner. Kyle asks, what’s new? In Kyle’s interview, she knows things are unresolved with Teddi and Dorit. We flash back to LVP showing Dorit and Kyle the text messages. She’s trying to keep her relationship with LVP separate from what’s going on. She tells LVP that American Woman hasn’t been picked up, and she got teary eyed about it. LVP says she should be proud. In her interview, Kyle says she’s disappointed, but maybe another door will open, and her sisters will see. She tells LVP that Denise is getting married on Saturday, but Mauricio has a 7th anniversary party for his company. LVP wonders why Denise is getting married so quickly. Kyle says Aaron’s divorce was finalized last week. Denise and Aaron join them.
LVP asks Denise if it was instant attraction. Denise says she just wanted sex; he has a big penis. In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s not sure what they were partaking in on their way over, but the party has already started. In LVP’s interview, she says now she understands why Denise needs to get married. She tells Denise to never tell other women about that. Denise says she never took a ruler to it, but she’s seen a few penises in her life, and he has the biggest. They order food.
Aaron explains he works in energy medicine. Denise sits there laughing her head off. In her interview, LVP says, they’re having a grand old time. What’s going on? They joke around, and Kyle asks if Denise has last minute wedding jitters. In her interview, Kyle says if she had a dollar for every time Denise said penis, the dinner would be paid for. Outside, LVP and Kyle are dying laughing. LVP says e if Denise is marrying Aaron or his penis. She says everyone is queuing up for an appointment, including her.
Everyone arrives for Camille’s party, including her daughter Mason. In her interview, LisaR says, Camille is clearly not too down on Dorit. Flip floppers are confusing. Camille says she had fun in the Bahamas. Erika says she could have stayed in the water all day. Camille is sorry it ended so abruptly. Erika prompts Dorit to say something to Teddi, but Dorit sidles away. Teddi says she’s anxious. Dorit says she had lunch with LVP, who pulled out texts that highlighted Teddi telling John to have the dog there. Teddi nods, and says she was involved, but none of it would have happened if LVP wasn’t giving constant orders to tell her. They all go outside, and Teddi says she wants to move on, and repeats it wouldn’t have happened without LVP’s orders. Dorit says LVP claimed it was entirely John and Teddi. Teddi says LVP knew about her and Dorit’s past relationship, and said she was in on the scheme. Erika says Teddi is being honest. Teddi says she knew she was being set up when she saw that LVP was acting beyond, telling them don’t dare say anything. It was bad acting. LVP set her up, and is pretending her hands are clean, then she can be a hero to Dorit. LVP and Kyle pull up. Teddi says she was set up and took the bait, but couldn’t go through with it. She didn’t tell anyone, but said a friend betrayed Dorit. Kyle tells LVP, it doesn’t look very inviting. I guess not, since everyone is glaring at them.
I dunno, is it me? Of course I think LVP can do no wrong, but they all stir the sh*t at one point or another. However, I fail to see how Teddi is being honest, when she only cops to something when she gets caught. Her story also keeps changing, and I wonder if I’m the only one noticing. I have no doubt LVP was pissed about the dog situation, but I think Dorit tried to get around her, since it was the second dog she rejected. I believe she thought Lucy was going to a good home and effed up, but she should have taken it on the chin, admitted she was wrong instead of making excuses, apologized, and paid the $5K per the contract. As for Teddi, I think this chick is full of it. She doesn’t want to be perfect, she wants to look perfect. I can think of a million other ways she could have handled this, starting with not getting involved in the first place. She also keeps claiming she left things out to protect Dorit. From what? And if so, that certainly backfired. Maybe her parents should have named her Babydoll, since she’s the biggest baby on the show.
Dorit doesn’t want go inside. In her interview, Kyle says normally, she’d get the typical kiss. Something is going down, so she’s just going to mosey on by. She and LVP tell Camille, happy birthday. Kyle says, it looks like intense, situation outside. In Camille’s interview, she says they’re supposed to be celebrating her being on the planet for fifty years. Stop fighting. Teddi says when she first joined the group, and was struggling, LVP would call her being supportive, and she got sold. Erika says she feels set up, and took the bait, but she’s accepting responsibility. I’ll say it again – only because she got caught. Otherwise, she would have said something to Erika in the chapel, and she certainly left a lot out. In her interview, Erika says Teddi omitted something, but she’s taking accountability. Dorit says Teddi is owning her part. In Dorit’s interview, she says Teddi got caught in a lie, but she’s taking ownership. She wishes LVP would admit part, and they could put it behind them. She’s got to own up. Teddi is sorry, and Dorit trusts her.
GIggy! LisaR notes that all of them are wearing black. Erika says they’re not in mourning for anything, but might be burying a few friendships. Teddi says she left out things to protect Dorit. I roll my eyes so hard, my sister feels it. Denise tells Aaron, something is going on, and tells the ladies that they need to come in. Kyle has joined them, and says she and LVP were talking about what happened. LVP has followed her, and says she wants to move on. It’s clear to her, that Teddi is guilty by omission, and told John to bring the dog. She was shocked. In her interview, she says if Teddi had owned in the Bahamas, they could have had an honest conversation. We flash back to Teddi saying she’s never lied. Teddi says LVP was on the phone with John Sessa on the other line. LVP says she didn’t know who was involved, and Teddi asks how she knew to text Dorit. In her interview, Kyle says it’s clear LVP wanted John to give the information to Teddi, then texted Dorit. In LisaR’s interview, she says LVP wanted to start sh*t between Teddi and Dorit. All roads lead to LVP. Teddi says John has been working for LVP a long time. In her interview, she says LVP is full of sh*t. She was discussing how John could relay the information to her and Kyle. She whips out more texts showing that LVP and Pandora were talking with John. Teddi suggests they just co-exist. She’s not going to change LVP, and she won’t admit her part. Teddi says she has no guilt about it, and feels betrayed. LVP says she feels betrayed too. Teddi asks, why? Because she wouldn’t carry out LVP’s plan. In Dorit’s interview, she says it’s no longer about the dog. She’s friends with LVP, and LVP plotted behind her back. Friends don’t do that. LVP leaves the group, and Teddi says, she’s mad now. Dorit says, the truth will always set you free. Correct, but that means the truth about yourself.
Giggy! The birthday cake comes out. It’s big, but not massive. Camille blows out the candles. She thanks David for bringing her joy, and thanks her family and friends for being there. They’ve been on this journey with her; the highs and lows. They believe in love, which includes respect. In LVP’s interview, she says Teddi is someone she won’t love or respect again. In Teddi’s interview, she says there’s only one way to take someone lying to hurt someone else. Bye. Kyle says tequila can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. She tells everyone that she’s bombed, and starts dancing, wiggling her ass in their faces. LisaR slaps it, and Kyle does the splits.
Camille starts telling people goodbye. Kyle kicks her legs out of the car. LVP gets her inside, and says Kyle’s vagina is on the floor. Kyle says her vagina is cute, and throws her legs in the air to prove it.
PK asks Dorit, what happened? Dorit says Teddi owned up to her ugliness in the texts. PK asks if LVP is still denying her part, and Dorit says, vehemently. In the car, LVP says she and Teddi have agreed to co-exist. Kyle says, it’s better than nothing, and LVP says, you should be so lucky, bitch. PK tells Dorit that LVP is not herself at the moment, and thinks she should be given elasticity. In her interview, Dorit gets that hurting people hurt people, but how much does she have to take? She has to find a way numb herself to the idea that LVP played a part in it to be okay.
Next time, Denise’s wedding happens, the bride is late, and Dorit tells PK it’s another layer of betrayal.
The Real Housewives of New York City
Meanwhile, back at the clambake, Sonja comes in with Ramona and Tinsley. Barbara wasn’t expecting Ramona, then she saw the eyes. Bethenny says she told LuAnn she’d show up. She probably has a tote bag for clams. In her interview, Ramona says she and Barbara met about ten years ago, but Barbara’s not her type of girl. She’s masculine (yes, she said that), and rough around the edges. Ramona gives Barbara the wine, along with a pie and some cookies. In Barbara’s interview, she thinks Ramona is trying to kiss her ass. Sonja says the house is beautiful. She was going to bring her dog, but he’s home with Dorinda. Barbara says she’s sorry Dorinda isn’t there.
Tinsley and Sonja say hi to Bethenny and LuAnn. In her interview, Tinsley says it’s the first time she’s seeing Bethenny since Dennis died. She’s sure it’s torture. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Dennis proposed in April. She said she loved him, but they had to talk about conditions and terms. It was complicated, and not what a natural engagement should be. Their engagement was on ice. LuAnn lu wants talk to ra not the place int making up lies all summer now doesn’t want talk
Ramona tells Barbara and Sonja that she just left the fire. Sonja tells her not to trigger LuAnn. LuAnn tells Bethenny that Ramona is reporting to Barbara. Barbara suggests they be kind. In her interview, Barbara says she wasn’t expecting Ramona, but she’s there, so she’s not going to not be nice. Ramona says it’s a beautiful food presentation. Barbara suggests they bring food back for Dorinda. She tells Ramona that she can’t do an intervention for someone, then upset them by inviting someone in who they feel uncomfortable around. Ramona thought there would be more people, and LuAnn and Dorinda might connect organically. Barbara says she just wanted Dorinda to pick up the phone, and ask how LuAnn was doing. Ramona asks how she knows it would be okay with LuAnn? And Barbara says she’d asked her. Ramona says LuAnn dissed Dorinda constantly, and Barbara asks, then why does she want to be around her? Ramona says Dorinda loves LuAnn. Barbara says, then Dorinda should call her. Ramona says she has resentment, and Barbara suggests she lose it, but Ramona says, why can’t LuAnn? In Barbara’s interview, she says this is the exact reason why she wanted Dorinda to call LuAnn. She didn’t want to deal with Ramona at the clambake. Barbara says Ramona has been spreading lies about LuAnn, but Ramona insists that’s not the case.
Barbara says Ramona claimed LuAnn got kicked out of Chris Burgess’s party. We flash back to the Reunion when Ramona let a bunch of stuff fly about LuAnn, who wasn’t there to defend herself. Barbara says she was physically with LuAnn, and they left together. Deflecting, Ramona says LuAnn was asked to leave the Beacon, and had to be escorted out. Barbara doesn’t know anything about that, but she’s telling Ramona about party, and wants to get that settled. Ramona says when you have an addiction, the first thing is to admit it. Before Barbara helped her, LuAnn didn’t admit she had a problem. I’m not sure what her point is here. Barbara is like, so what? In her interview, Sonja says now Ramona is worried about LuAnn’s recovery, and pretending concern? She just want to gossip about LuAnn getting drunk.
Bethenny tells the ladies about reaching out to a guy who’s interested in her. She was pushing him aside, but he asked her out to dinner. She explained that she’s fragile, but likes to fill her time, so they’re having dinner. In Bethenny’s interview, she says she wants to think about dating, but it’s hard to be crying on a date. Rule number one is don’t talk about your exes, but what about dead fiancés? Tinsley says he could get snatched up by someone else. Bethenny says, how Southern of her, and Tinsley says it’s her mother talking.
Sonja says Bethenny lost her fiancé, and encourages Ramona to say something. Ramona tells Sonja that she said she was sorry in a text. Ramona says she has too much tension. LuAnn is like a Pitbull. She doesn’t need Bethenny attacking her too. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s tried with Bethenny, but whenever she does one little thing wrong, it’s like she committed a murder. She says she’s not saying anything to Bethenny. Sonja says they hate to eat and run. Barbara says they’re not going anywhere, and Sonja says they’re getting to-go bags. She holds out her skirt like an apron, and says, fill it up.
Bethenny asks Tinsley how it is at the blond house, and says, come to the dark side. Tinsley says it’s fun, and Bethenny says, blonds stick together. Tinsley says she was born blonde, but her hair became very dark. They joke about down there. Ramona sees LuAnn in the food line, but ignores her. Sonja babbles, telling Tinsley she’s taking food to Dorinda. Tinsley feels it’s rude. In her interview, Tinsley only feels comfortable asking for a doggy bag when it’s for her dog. She doesn’t think they should take food away when they’ve only been there thirty minutes. LuAnn says Barbara counted them in for dinner. Tinsley says, Dorinda is by herself, and LuAnn says, she needs to be, so she can think. Tinsley says it’s harder and more complex than it needs to be. Sonja can’t believe LuAnn is being so snarky about the food. Sonja is not leaving the lobsters. That’s who she is. Bethenny says, lobsters are not leaving this house. LuAnn asks Ramona if she didn’t accept the invitation, but Ramona says they already spoke to the host, and she understands. In Ramona’s interview, she says LuAnn disinvited Dorinda, and now she wants to start a fight with her. Who made her God? Bethenny tells Tinsley, come over to the dark side anytime.
On the way out the door, Ramona suddenly decides she doesn’t want to take the food. Sonja says she’s taking it. Ramona agrees with Dorinda and Barbara, but Sonja says she agrees with LuAnn. Ramona says, not her. Outside, Bethenny says it’s like they’re from another planet. Can I have a lobster? LuAnn has never seen anything like it. In her interview, Bethenny asks, who leaves with multiple lobsters? Take an end table while you’re at it. LuAnn gets on a swan floatie, and Bethenny gets on another one. Barbara wades not the pool, and says she’ll save them Bethenny gets totally in the water. LuAnn says they took a swan dive.
Sonja says they can tell Dorinda the whole scoop, while she’s taking the lobster. Dorinda says they weren’t away that long. She thought she’d get more sleep. In her interview, she admits she thought she was going to watch Law and Order. They came back too quick. She had spaghetti, and was taking a nap with the dogs, and then they were back. She asks how it was. Tinsley says Barbara is nice, and Dorinda wonders if they asked why she wasn’t there. Sonja says they knew, but Dorinda still thinks it’s odd. Tinsley says LuAnn had an issue with Ramona. Sonja says Ramona was saying she passed out in someone’s lap. Ramona says everyone knew she was drinking before she went to rehab again. Tinsley and Sonja chow down on the food. That was not a doggy bag. It was a doggy suitcase. Dorinda says she and Barbara never had a problem, and Sonja says Barbara is protecting LuAnn. Dorinda says Barbara made a bad choice. In Dorinda’s interview, she says LuAnn was insinuating she has problem. Two and two ain’t making four. Dorinda says she did nothing. Tinsley thought LuAnn seemed aggressive, and Sonja say she’s still hurt. Dorinda says she is too. We see an article from OK! Magazine about LuAnn saying Dorinda has a drinking problem. Dorinda says LuAnn needs to go back to her children’s home. Sonja says the lawsuit was dropped. She didn’t want LuAnn taking it on herself, so she asked Bethenny to get Dennis to help her. Ramona says – wait for it – how smart can Dennis be since he was on drugs? Sonja says he was taking painkillers. In Sonja’s interview, she says, how unfeeling. She can’t do this. Alcohol excuses a lot, but not that statement. Ramona says she doesn’t want to talk about Dennis. She wants to honor his memory. Someone get that woman a dictionary.
Tinsley takes her shaky chihuahua to Canine Styles to buy a sweater.
Sonja looks at a party venue. She says her parties are fun and sexy, and she thinks it’s a sexy place.
Bethenny is on her way to the Carolinas. She’s heard it’s worse than Mathew. They’re bringing cash cards, solar panels, pet supplies, and toys.
LuAnn gets furniture delivered. She’s excited. Her last apartment was a six-month lease, but she’s been successful, and needs a full time place, so she can sing in the city. She’s done seventeen shows so far. In her interview, LuAnn says her success has blown her away. Not even nine months ago, she was in jail. Now, she’s a cabaret star. She’s also closing soon on her new house in Ulster County.
Bethenny explains that the hurricane in North Carolina was labeled a one, so nobody thought it would be a problem. Some people can’t even get to their houses; they’re completely submerged. The guy she works with, Michael, is ride or die. He’s dedicated his life to being a humanitarian, and has been to Haiti 90 times. He’s really in the trenches. Bethenny says each time she travels to a disaster, it’s different. She films the shelters, where people sleep and live, and where they give out supplies. She says, nothing is as real as being there and connecting with people; showing you care. She’s trying to make connections, walking through her grief. Dennis is dead, but she’s not crying when there are people crying who have no homes.
Dorinda meets Barbara for lunch. In her interview, Barbara says she reached out to Dorinda. She wants to see if she can squash this before it becomes anything. They have an independent relationship, and she wants Dorinda to see both sides. I laugh. Like that’s possible. She tells Dorinda that she’ll have another clambake one day. Dorinda says she knows Barbara is helping LuAnn, and wishes her the best, but she shouldn’t have to be a mediator. She remembers when Barbara was going through a bad time with LuAnn, who wouldn’t speak to Barbara at her wedding. We flash back to Barbara saying that LuAnn would rather get married and divorced than not go through with it. In Barbara’s interview, she says LuAnn is all about trust. When she can’t trust you, she cuts you out. After giving it time, they slowly rebuilt their relationship. She tells Dorinda that LuAnn’s sobriety is important, and she doesn’t want anyone to compromise it. She wants LuAnn to be safe. She asks if Dorinda heckled LuAnn at her show, and Dorinda says she didn’t think so. We flash back to her screaming Jovani at the cabaret. Barbara says these are the things LuAnn is upset about. Dorinda says she needs to get un-upset or they can’t be friends. She doesn’t want her and Barbara’s friendship to be jeopardized. Barbara says it won’t be. She solves problems for people all day, and wanted to solve this one. Dorinda tells her, leave it for now. In her interview, Dorinda says she needs a one-on-one without outside voices. Maybe they can get somewhere. She says time will tell. She tells Barbara, what a difference a year makes. Last year, she was in Barbara’s place, and Barbara was in hers.
Sonja’s Paper magazine party is being held at Celon. Her pictures are everywhere, and she looks amazing. She got an email saying they wanted to feature her, and sure enough, it was true. The shoot went fabulously well, and it’s definitely a Sonja Morgan party – eclectic, artistic, and non-judgmental. There are no egos, and they’ll be getting in their cups tonight. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Sonja looks like a Tom Ford ad. She’s feeling herself, and Bethenny loves it. She says Kim Kardashian broke the internet with champagne on her ass in Paper magazine. This is real.
Dorinda thinks it’s fantastic, and didn’t see it coming. Sonja is rocking her look. She says she’s sorry for Bethenny’s loss; she’s been praying for her. Bethenny says, it’s gating easier. Tinsley shows up with mom Dale, who says it’s fabulous. Sonja introduces her psychic, Roberta, who tells Tinsley that she’s going to have two children. In Tinsley’s interview, she says it’s like she paid Roberta to say that in front of her mom.
Bethenny asks Dorinda if she has the seven year itch. Dorinda says they don’t live together, and she could never replace what she had with Richard. In her interview, Dorinda says it’s heartbreaking that Dennis isn’t with them. Bethenny lost her best friend, and there’s nothing she can say. It’s a personal journey. Bethenny says part of her died. She loved him; he was family. He and her daughter were close. She tells Dorinda that he proposed. Dorinda says she didn’t know that, and Bethenny says she didn’t tell anyone. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she didn’t even know they were still dating. She and Bethenny agree, it’s sad. Bethenny says she kept it to herself. She didn’t want another circus in her life. They had a private engagement, and he bought Brynn a ring too. Wow. That’s really sweet. She wonders every day what he would want her to do. When she went to North Carolina, she would have discussed it with him. She thinks the storms are an analogy connected to her relief work. If there’s a storm, you have to go through it to get to the other side, and she ignores it. Dorinda says she’s a survivor; a warrior. In her interview, Bethenny says this Dorinda doesn’t seem like the same one she heard on the phone in the Hamptons. That Dorinda seemed tweaked. I wonder if she was drinking. No matter what, she’s a nasty drunk. Those are the worst, followed by weepy drunks. She should give it up for that alone.
Ramona arrives, and Sonja screeches her name. Ramona says she heard Sonja’s woo! when she came in. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s feeling hot. She’s wearing a sexy dress that fits like a glove. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. When else can she? When she’s ninety?
Dorinda is feeling good. Barbara comes by. LuAnn walks in, and Sonja yells across the room. Sonja says she forgot where she was. She thought she was in Switzerland, at the Palace Hotel. Sonja makes the rounds. In her interview, LuAnn says Sonja is in social mode. If you behave, I’ll behave mode. Dorinda says she wants to break the ice with LuAnn tonight. She has no problem with her, and doesn’t know why it’s continuing. Bethenny tries to explain to her what LuAnn is mad about, but Dorinda says, It’s over. She’s all about now. In her interview, she says she just wants it over with. It’s dragged out too long, an there are too many people involved. She wants to have a face-to-face with LuAnn. Barbara tells her not to talk about the past; it’s too negative. Dorinda tells Barbara that she has no skin in the game, and stay out of it. Barbara begs to differ. She wants them to be friends. In her interview, Barbara wonders why Dorinda isn’t telling Bethenny to butt out. Is Dorinda scared of he? John joins them, and tells Bethenny he’s sorry about Dennis.
Sonja woos some more, and introduces a dude named Telfar to the group. She likes putting people together. Barbara sits on LuAnn’s lap. She tells LuAnn that she was sitting with Dorinda and Bethenny, and they were talking about her. She tried to put in her two cents, and Dorinda told her mind her own business. In LuAnn’s interview, she says it’s awkward. She’s on one side of the room, and Dorinda is at the bar. It doesn’t occur to her that LuAnn might not want to go to the bar.
Bethenny calls to LuAnn, and gestures for her to come over there. LuAnn gets up. Bethenny tells Dorinda, she has an opening. Dorinda tells her not to make a big deal. Bethenny says she’s not, and suggests Dorinda just take a little walk. Dorinda wants Bethenny to sit down. She has to get her nerve up. Bethenny says, it’s happening now, and LuAnn is there. John asks if he’ll have to clean up a mess. Dorinda meets LuAnn, and says, hey.
To be continued…
Next time, LuAnn works in the soup kitchen, Bethenny asks Dorinda to own her heckling, and Barbara and Dorinda argue.
If Loving You Is Wrong
Lushion says, what? Eddie says Lushion heard him. Dead. He holds out the bottle, and asks if Lushion wants to give respect for Kelly. Lushion says Eddie disrespectful. Eddie says he learned from ya’ll. It’s what they do. Grab forty (that’s what that is), and pour some out on the corner. His people do that, but when Eddie does, he’s racist. Steven comes in, and Lushion says he knows; she died. Steven says, no. He just came from there. Who did Lushion hear it from? Lushion says, this a-hole. Eddie asks who believed him? Mr. FBI. Who runs the recruiting process? They’d better step it up. Lushion says Eddie is going to hell. Eddie knows, and he’s fine with that. Lushion asks him to remove himself, and Eddie goes to his desk.
Lushion asks if Steven can believe this bastard, and Steven says, that’s Eddie. A dispatcher comes in, and says that Randal claims Brad tried to kill him. He wants an officer, but doesn’t want him, Steven, or Eddie. Lushion says it must not be much of an emergency, and she says he’s called seven times. Lushion asks Rick to take the call. Eddie asks who died and put him in charge? but Lushion tells him, stay his ass away from his desk. Eddie says, that’s one.
Steven tells Lushion that Kelly was all riled up about the case against her. He wants Lushion to talk to her, but Lushion says he can’t. He tried, and she hates his guts. At this point, he has nothing to say.
Rick and another officer arrive at Randal’s. He says he’s been calling a lot. They know. Randal asks what took so long, and Rick says the officer who was there said he had to fill out a report. Randal says someone tried kill him, and Rick tells him, the officer said he wasn’t in any danger. He tells them to walk their asses over to Brad’s house and arrest him. Brad locked him in the shed, and set it on fire. Rick asks how he knows it’s Brad, and Randal says he knows Brad. Rick asks if Randal wasn’t sleeping with Brad’s wife, and Randal asks, isn’t that motive enough? Rick says, some, and Randal tells him, take his ass next door and take Brad’s ass to jail. Rick says it’s Randal’s word against Brad’s, but Randal says he has proof; cameras. Rick says, let’s look.
Randal tries to pull the video up on the computer. Rick says, there’s nothing there. Randal looks in the credenza, and says someone took his hard drive. Marcie. Rick says, now he’s saying it’s Marcie? Randal says, they’re working together. Rick says, when he gets his story straight, call them. Randal says, go to hell. He says Lushion sent Rick, but Rick says, no, sir. Randal says he smells like Eddie. Rick says Eddie isn’t his supervisor. Randal tells them, get their asses out of his house. Randal gets in Rick’s face, and keeps saying, goodbye, officer. When they’re gone, Randal says, we’ll play, bitch.
There’s a knock at Natalie’s door. It’s Esperanza, who says she needs wine. She can’t believe this. She asks where Justice is, and Natalie says, in the back with the kids. Esperanza asks if he knows, but Natalie doesn’t know how to tell him. Esperanza doesn’t get it, and Natalie says, people snap. Esperanza can’t imagine leaving a kid behind. Natalie says, after she shot him, she snapped. Esperanza hopes she makes it for her son’s sake. Natalie says, stay positive. She tells Esperanza that she read a note Kelly told her not to read until later. She gets the note, and gives it to Esperanza. Esperanza says, wow. She wants Natalie to take care of Justice. Natalie says, let’s hope for the best. She needs to tell Esperanza about Alex. She was locked in the shed and it was set on fire. Esperanza asks if Alex is okay, and Natalie says she’ll fill Esperanza in on the walk over.
Marcie’s phone rings. She says it’s probably Randal, but it could be a client. It’s not. She was right the first time. Randal says, so she took his hard drive. She tells him, do not call again. She says she hates him, and calls him a son of a bitch. She hangs up. Brad holds out a water bottle, but she wants a real drink. She says she’s so angry, and Brad says she has every right to be. He gives her vodka, and she says Randal always stressed her. She never did anything, apart from setting the shed on fire. She wishes they’d died. Brad says she doesn’t mean that. Marcie says, don’t tell her what she means. Randal took life from her, over and over. It’s a fair trade. Brad says she can be arrested, but Marcie says, no proof. He says Randal has cameras on the house. She says she took the hard drive. He says now they have to destroy it. Marcie says, destroy him while they’re at it. He says her anger isn’t good for either one of them. She says she’s not ready to let it go. She has to work through it. He says she has the divorce. She says Randal made her lose the baby. It’s easy for Brad to move on. He still has love for Alex. Randal started this. Brad says he’s probably dead set on finishing it. He’s not going to let that happen. Marcie says he was in the military. He has to know someone who can kill Randal. Brad says she’s just upset, but she says she knows what she’s saying. Kelly did it. He says, look where she is. Marcie says it’s better than looking at him every day, but Brad says she doesn’t have to. Marcie wants another drink. Her phone rings, and Brad say it’s her boyfriend. She says he’s not her boyfriend, and takes the phone. She was supposed to give Ian the keys. Brad is sure he’ll understand. Ian says he’s been trying to reach her. She apologizes, saying a bad situation came up. She makes plans to meet him at the house with the keys. Brad offers to go for her, but she thinks that would be weird. He doesn’t think she should go anywhere near Randal’s house. She says she’ll be fine. She asks if he’ll be at the apartment, and he says, if she wants. She does.
Kelly is handcuffed to the hospital bed. She wakes up, and yells, get these off of her, and untie her. The nurse sees she’s awake, but she’s sorry; she can’t do that. Kelly says, it wasn’t a dream, and the nurse says, no. Kelly says, she killed him? Travis? The nurse asks if she knows where she is. Kelly says, In jail, but what part? The nurse says, obviously the hospital. Kelly asks why she’s there, and the nurse says she tried to hurt herself. Kelly says she didn’t. The nurse tells her the doctor will be in, and gives her something to calm her down in the meantime. Kelly doesn’t want to, and the nurse says she can do this the easy way or the hard way. Lushion comes into the room, and the nurse says he knows he’s not supposed to be there. He says, come on. He’s just trying to see a friend. She tells him, go ahead, but if the doctor comes, she’ll blast Lushion’s ass like she didn’t know he was there. He says, deal.
Kelly asks if she can go home. Lushion says, no, and she says she can’t do this. He says she can. He shows her the picture of Justice, and asks if she wants to miss all the reason she needs to live. She’ll get it back and more; she’s a church-going woman. She says she did it, and he says she snapped. She says she killed him; she can’t do this. She cries, begging Lushion to get her out. Lushion tells her, relax. Justice loves her and needs her to breathe. He wants her to stay strong. He has to go. He needs to be out there giving her some help. He’ll be back; he promises. And Eddie will never come by her cell again. Eddie said he talked to her. She says, no. Is he sure? Lushion tells her that’s what Eddie said. She says, okay, and he leaves.
Esperanza and Natalie visit Alex. Esperanza says Natalie told her what happened. Does Alex know who did it? Alex says, it may have been Brad. Randal called the police. Esperanza says this is serious, and Alex says maybe she deserved it. She started it. Natalie says she did, and Esperanza asks if she’s trying to make Alex feel bad. Natalie says she’s trying to get Alex to deal with the truth. Esperanza says, Brad was moving in – what happened? Why was she in the shed? Alex says she lied to Brad again. She doesn’t know why she does stupid things. She told him Doctor Raston switched the DNA, but she didn’t. The doctor told her, but she couldn’t bring herself to tell him. She didn’t want him thinking she was sleeping around. Natalie asks, whose baby is it? and Alex says, Randal. Something messed up; it’s his baby. She’d know if she was sleeping with another man. Esperanza says just take the test over again, for clarity She doesn’t want to talk about Randal, and asks why Alex was in the shed. Alex says, making peace. Natalie says, by sleeping with him? Alex says she went to talk about co-parenting the baby.
Ben walks up, and asks how Alex is. She says, better. Natalie introduces Esperanza, saying Ben just moved in, and he’s a firefighter. Alex thanks him again, and he says he was just doing his job. Tanya appears, and says he’s late for work. He introduces her, but she walks away. He says, she’s shy. When he’s gone, Natalie say she’s watching him like a hawk. Esperanza says she’s watching him watching them. Alex asks about Kelly. Esperanza says Lushion has his eye on things, and she’ll keep Alex updated.
Natalie and Esperanza walk back. Lushion pulls in. He’s on the phone, leaving another message for Ian to call him back. Natalie asks how Kelly is, and he says she’s going to get through this. She’s having a hard time. He showed her Justice’s picture, and she regretted what she did. Esperanza says she’ll need therapy, but she won’t get it in there. Natalie wishes she could help. Lushion says he’s working on something. Natalie says she made his favorite. He says he thought he’d have to meet Steven at the pub. Natalie asks if Esperanza wants to say for dinner, but Esperanza says it’s their night.
On the phone, Randal wants to know where Larry is, and threatens to come down there. If Larry doesn’t call, he’s coming there, and bringing hell with him. He looks outside, and sees Tanya walking back and forth, from the front door to the post, touching the post before she goes back to the door. Randal says, obsessive compulsive. She’s sexy. He likes a little cray. He’s going to follow this one. Pot it on the agenda. OCD. This will be fun. What’s weird is he sounds like he’s talking to someone other than himself.
Esperanza goes to the pub, and sees Steven sitting with Rick. She says, so this is where the guys hang out. Rick says she looks amazing. A guy by the bar looks at her, and makes a call. Rick gives Esperanza his seat, and she calls him a gentleman. He asks what brings her there. She says it’s been a long day with Kelly, and she wants a drink. The guy by the bar says, it’s Duncan. He thought Eddie would want know. Esperanza is at the pub. Eddie says he doesn’t give a damn. Duncan says she’s talking to Steven. What does Eddie want him to do with this bag of trash? Eddie hangs up and says he’s coming for Steven’s ass.
Steven says Esperanza knew he was there. She says, no. He asks if she just comes to bars alone, and she says, big girls do that sometimes. She’s drinking tequila, and Rick orders a round. He says all eyes are on Esperanza, and she says maybe she’ll get lucky. Rick says the place is rowdy, but she likes it. Rick leaves to check on the drinks, and Esperanza tells Steven it’s not a tragedy if he stops ignoring her. He says she plays mind games. One minute, she’s into him, and the next, she’s not. He’s too old to be climbing out of windows. She always has to have her way. What if he doesn’t want that. She says he won’t get any, and he says he’s not so sure about that. She asks if this is his feeble attempt to come home with her. She can leave the porch light on tonight. He says, not tonight; he’s busy. A woman taps him on the shoulder, and he leaves with her.
Esperanza needs another drink. Rick is like, damn, girl, and she says she’s fine; she’s Columbian. Whoa. I count five empties, and one in her hand. He asks what’s going on, and she tells him don’t pretend to know her. She just had a long day, and wanted a drink. He guesses not with Eddie. She says she’s done with him. Rick says, so Steven? She asks what he’s talking about. He says she knows Steven likes her, and she likes him too. She says, that’s not true, and he asks why she was mad when he left. She asks if she looks mad. He says he can tell, and she tells him, go to hell. He says, see? She says she had a bad day; everything going on with Kelly. The way Rick treated Kelly was wrong. He tells her not to make him feel worse. She says he has a heart now? He says he feels awful, and she asks why he didn’t do more. He says he’s trying to. He worked at the ministry, Travis’s father’s church, doing security. Esperanza says he should have let someone else deal with the case. He says he tried to fix it. He knows something that can help her. He’s put in some calls. He’s trying. Esperanza says he’s a coward and a liar. Get out of her face. He asks if she’s staying, and she says she’s good. Goodbye.
Eddie comes into the pub, and asks Rick where Steven is. Rick says he left. Eddie sees Duncan, who says Steven left an hour ago with some broad. Eddie says, a smokescreen. Eddie says he wants the four of them to head to her house. He has the key. Duncan asks what they’re doing, and Eddie says, what they always do. Duncan says he’s in. Eddie says, smoke this bitch. He wants no traces. He’s not going to be there; he needs an alibi. Duncan says he’ll handle it. He’ll feed this guy his teeth. He might be small, but he has the strength of insanity. Eddie goes over to where Esperanza is talking to a guy. Eddie hits the guy in the head with a beer bottle. The fight is on.
Next time – which thankfully won’t be tomorrow – Steven and Esperanza hook up; Natalie tells Lushion if he’s giving money to Kelly, she’d appreciate him discussing it with her; and Randal approaches Tanya.
😴 All That’s Left To Say…