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September 12, 2017 – Carly Outs Nelle, Veronica Outs Justin & Chris Passes Out

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the bar, Sonny asks if Griff is ready to leave the priesthood, but Kiki interrupts. Sonny has to get to the hospital, and she asks if there’s any change with Jason, but he says not yet. Griff asks what’s so urgent, and Kiki says her mother.

Ava is on the flight to St. Petersburg. Her seatmate is supposed to get the window seat, but without looking at her, Ava asks if she can have it. The woman tells her that’s fine, and says she’s not bothered by Ava’s scars; she had worse.

Obrecht meets with Franco. She was pleased to hear from him, but knows it’s not a social occasion. Franco says everything he’s known to be true about life is a lie. She suggests they get a bottle of wine.

On the footbridge, Michael tells Nelle that he can’t believe his family is back here again. He was comatose for almost a year as a kid. Is that the last time any of them was in a coma? I find that hard to believe.

Carly says she’s not coming between Jason and Sam. Sam asks when they became friends? Carly says it’s been a while. Sam says she lies, because she loves Jason, and since Jason loved Sam, Carly pretended to warm up to her. Jason can’t watch her put on an act now, so she can stop pretending.

Griff thinks that Ava is making progress. Allowing strangers to see her, with no back-up of family or friends, is a huge step. Kiki says it was shady. Why go to Florida for a spa? Griff didn’t realize she was traveling so far, and thinks it’s strange. Kiki says maybe they can convince her mother not to go, but Griff says they need to talk.

The woman on the plane introduces herself as Larissa. She works at the facility. Ava says that no one told her that she was getting a traveling companion. Larissa didn’t mean to ambush her, and says she’s just here to help. She says that Ava’s life will change into something wonderful.

Franco tells Obrecht about the photo. She says the boy with the brown hair is him. He says that the blonde boy is Jason.

Michael explains to Nelle that a bullet meant for Sonny ricocheted and hit him. He says it was never a choice to leave the business; once you’re in, you’re in. Nelle asks why Sonny thought he could get out now, and Michael says he’s lying to himself. He should have tried harder to get him to see it. Deep down, he wanted a normal dad, but it’s not his reality. He should have told Sonny that there’s no going back. Nelle says he doesn’t know what would have happened, and it’s not his responsibility. Michael says he’s the oldest son. Nelle asks what about Dante, and Michael says that he’s a cop and would never tell Sonny to stay in the mob. He’s the realist, and it was on him. He dropped the ball.

Carly tells Sam that she went through it with Michael and knows what it’s like. Jason wouldn’t want this, lying in a bed, hooked up to machines. Sam snarks that Carly is the authority, but Carly says that’s not what she’s saying; she’s just trying to help. Sam says she was the acceptable one, the one woman Carly could tolerate, but deep down Carly thought Jason and Sonny belonged to her, and she’d be first. She didn’t fight Jason, not because she thought Sam was good enough for him, but because she was willing to take second place. When he came back, things were different. He’s not running around cleaning up her mess, but focused on his family. She can’t stand it, and pretends to be her friend. Carly asks if she’s not her friend, why did she cover Sam’s ass? Alexis overhears.

Carly apologizes. She says Sam is right. She didn’t like her. She had to learn to like her, and came to love her for who she is. She knows that Sam feels a hundred times worse than she does. Sam says she loves Carly too. Carly just nods, and leaves. Alexis says that as an attorney, what should she know about what Carly is covering up?

Nelle asks if Michael has considered joining the business. He says he did when he was younger, but Sonny wouldn’t stand for it. In some ways, he’d be a good fit. He’s objective and practical. Nelle calls him tactical, and he says he’d join in a heartbeat if he was asked. He says it’s limiting financially though, and there’s the whole family thing; he wouldn’t want his kids to be around it. Your enemy only needs to be right once, but you have to be right all the time. He asks if she’s okay with it, and she says she likes having him around. She doesn’t want to lose him. He says she won’t, and kisses her.

Carly runs into Sonny coming out of the elevator. She tells him that she just blew up at Sam, and can’t believe she did that. She explains what happened, and Sonny says it’s Sam’s fear talking. She’s scared like they all are. She needed to scream at someone, and thought Carly was strong enough to take it. Carly says that she didn’t have to scream back, but Sonny says that Sam is a fighter, and a fighter doesn’t want to be coddled. It’s what she needed.

Kiki and Griff go to Ava’s apartment, but she’s not there. Griff looks at a notepad, and asks if a Dr. Baronski means anything. Kiki has never heard of him. She tells Griff that Ava said she was going to St. Petersburg, Florida. He tells her the St. Petersburg part is true, but it’s in Russia, and she’s gone. The flight already left.

Larissa says that it’s lucky Valentin was able to get Ava into the clinic. He’s one of their great success stories. Ava asks if Larissa is too. Larissa tells her that she senses reluctance, but it will be a journey she’ll never forget, a chance to reclaim what she lost. Ava says that you can’t get back some things, no matter how much you want to, and thinks she made a terrible mistake.

Franco shows Obrecht another picture of Jason as a kid. She says that it could be him, but many children look alike at that age. She thinks he’s convinced himself, but why? Franco asks why is Jason in his childhood? Obrect wonders why he’s getting hysterical over a hypothetical theory. She says the twin story was lie, and he asks what if Heather was lying about the lie? She tells him get ahold of himself; there’s a logical explanation. He asks what hers would be, and she says the picture of Jason was taken in Port Charles. That’s a known fact, and his whole childhood is well documented. He couldn’t have lived as Franco’s twin in Brooklyn. Like Scotty, she says maybe it was just a coincidence that the children in the picture are dressed alike. Franco asks what the odds would be, and she says slim, but maybe the other boy just resembles Jason. Franco says even if she’s right, why would Heather refuse to answer his questions?

Larissa toasts to Valentin, but Ava wants to hold off until the end result. Larissa says that she’s sorry that Ava feels it’s a mistake, but it will be blessing. Ava knows that the clinic performs miracles, but Larissa says it’s not the clinic, but Dr. Baronski. Ava says that every doctor has told her that nothing can be done. Now, she’s throwing in with stranger she’s never heard of; she should have followed her first instinct, sand said no. Larissa wonders what changed her mind.

Kiki tells Griff that her mother does have an affinity for vodka. Griff says nothing comes up online, but she did have recent searches about facial reconstruction. (She left her laptop?) Maybe somebody convinced her she’d better luck overseas. He has an idea of whom it might have been.

Sam asks Alexis if she remembers Sonny getting shot, like it wasn’t just five minutes ago. She says it wasn’t the Garveman. She did it. She shot him, pushed him in a hole, and left him to die. She tells Alexis about the hallucinations. Jason and Sonny thought it best not to involve the police. They stayed quiet, and so did Carly. Alexis asks why she didn’t tell her or at least call Diane? She wasn’t culpable for what she did, but covering it up muddies the waters. Sam says she wanted to confess, but she was still sick, and Sonny and Jason didn’t want to add to her misery. Alexis says that they were short-sighted and didn’t do her any favors.

Carly tells Sonny that she did just tolerate Sam, but that changed and she loves Sam. Sonny says that Sam knows that. Carly doesn’t think Sam can do what Jason needs. If he doesn’t come out of it, he would rather be dead. If Sam was being true to who he is, and what he wants, she’d turn off the machines. Sonny says they’re not there yet, but if it comes to that, he’ll do what’s needed for a friend. Carly wants to go get some air, and says she’s going to the footbridge. Sonny suggests meeting at the MetroCourt later.

Kiki tells Griff that Valentin has roots in Russia, and Griff adds that he’s capable of anything. She’s worried about her mom. Griff says he is too, especially if Valentin has something to do with why she took off. Kiki asks how Griff jumped from wondering where she is to thinking she’s in danger? Does he know something else? He says that not too long ago, she alluded to an offer that Valentin made; it could have been exploratory surgery, since she said something about not having to worry about how she looks if she took him up on it. He can’t blame her despair entirely on Valentin. He played a part in it too.

Ava tells Larissa that it’s ridiculous. It’s false hope, and she doesn’t feel good about it. She should go home. Larissa says something got her this far, and that something will change her life, like it did for her. Ava asks what caused her to need a miracle, and she says she’ll do better than tell her. She’ll show her.

Alexis wishes things were different, but they are what they are. She tells Sam that she wasn’t legally responsible, and Sam suggests turning herself in. Alexis says nothing good will come of it – for her or the kids. Sam asks why she didn’t include Jason, and does she think he’s not waking up? Alexis tells her that she didn’t say that. Sam says Carly doesn’t think so either, and came this short of telling her to pull the plug. She says she knows Carly is right. Sonny sees them hug.

Nelle thanks Michael for opening up it; it means a lot. He tells her thanks for listening. Carly approaches, saying great minds think alike. Michael asks how Jason is and she says the same. He asks how Sam is holding up, and Carly says it’s really bad. She says Nelle would know about that after what she went through with her fiancé. Nice, Carly. You’re upset, so you want to take it out on Nelle.

Franco tells Obrecht why Heather would refuse to talk to him. She says self-interest. Franco says if she didn’t know anything, she’d say that she did, and make up an elaborate story. She wouldn’t talk to him because she’s hiding something. Obrecht says or torturing him, since his vulnerable area is his childhood. He tells her about his imaginary friend, and how the memories felt real. He says when he saw the photo, he recognized him, and wondered what happened with his friend who disappeared. Obrect is glad he called her; he’s too emotional to think straight. Heather is in no position to answer his question. He needs to speak with the person who took the picture – his adoptive mother. He tells her that Betsy is fragile. He wasn’t an easy kid, and he’s a less easy adult. He doesn’t want to make it worse. Obrecht says that if her son were in pain, and she had the power to answer his questions, she would want him to come to her.

Kiki tells Griff that she doesn’t have time for vague. He tells her that he and Ava became close after the accident. They became friends, but he doesn’t think she appreciates it now. He was careless with her feelings – not on purpose – he had no idea how it was being interpreted. Kiki asks what he did.

Larissa shows Ava some pictures. Ava says she’s essentially unrecognizable, except for her eyes. She tells Ava that she had a violent husband, anything could set him off, and one night, she stood up to him. Ava says good for her, but Larissa says not for her face. he beat her within an inch of her life, then slashed her with his pocket knife. She thought she’d never recover or see the self she remembered in the mirror. Ava asks what happened to her husband, and Larissa says he’s in prison now. She understands; she’s been there. Ava says their cases are different, but Larissa says that’s not important. It’s okay to be hopeful. Ava says it sounds vain, but more than anything she just wants to be who she was before. Larissa says that’s not going to happen

Carly tells Michael and Nelle that she wasn’t going to do this; she was going to take the high road, but she just left the hospital where her best friend is in a coma and hooked to machines. He might never wake up. She thought about Michael, and doesn’t want him to be hurt again. She tells him that Nelle had a fiancé who died under suspicious circumstances in a kayak accident. Nelle claimed that she tried to save him, but wasn’t a strong enough swimmer. The police and his family think otherwise, and Carly thinks it’s time Michael asked her about it

Franco calls Betsy to come to his art show. He says, awesome, it will be good to see her; they have a lot  to catch up on.

Griff thinks that Ava thought maybe – and Kiki says it doesn’t matter why she left; she’s gone. Valentin could have just been dangling false hope. She thinks Ava could be in serious trouble.

Larissa says the healing process is complicated. She’ll look same on the outside, but on the inside, there will be overwhelming gratitude, coupled with a new sense of purpose. It’s a powerful feeling. Ava says no experience is the same, but Larissa says that she’s yet to work with patient who didn’t attest to the same enlightenment. Ava says it sounds spiritual. Larissa says it is. She’ll be herself again, but much better.

Carly tells Sonny about seeing Nelle and Michael. She says she wasn’t going to say anything, but saw Nelle, and spilled it all. Sonny asks how Michael reacted, but she doesn’t know.

Nelle tells Michael it’s true that when they met, she was lying about everything. She couldn’t believe he forgave her, and she didn’t want her next words to be, btw, she had this fiancé who died. He tells her she’s had so many opportunities since then, and especially after what he’s shared with her. She tells him that she was a coward and scared. He says then tell him now.

Sonny is like, you dropped a bomb and left? Carly thought they should discuss it alone, but at least it’s out there now. She didn’t plan on it; everything just came flying out of her mouth.

Milo calls Sonny. Sonny tells Carly that they have to go. Someone broke into her house.

Tomorrow, Anna needs to see Finn, Josslyn asks Oscar if he wants to call things off, and Michael tells Nelle that she’s been keeping a huge, life-altering secret.

The Haves and the Have Nots

Funeral director Jonathan tells Candace that he’s sorry. She asks Benny why he didn’t tell her that Quincy Jr. was in the casket. He says he didn’t know she was going to open it. Jonathan needs to know if Quincy Jr. looks good enough, but Benny says they’ll keep the casket closed for now. Candace sobs, saying that she can’t believe that War did this. She turns on Hanna, saying she let him. She did it to make Candace suffer. She asks what she did to make Hanna hate her so much. She’s never hated anyone or anything as much as she hates Hanna. She can’t wait for her to be dead and buried in an unmarked grave, and she’ll spit on it. Hanna says it won’t just be one person spitting on Candace’s grave, it will be everyone she lied to or cheated or laid down with. Candace asks if God did all of this. Hanna says she did it with her lying self. She tells Candace to look at her life, and herself. She ran from War, and will always keep running. She says if God wants your attention, He’ll get it. It will get worse until she goes to God. Candace tells Hanna to go to God. Hanna says she can’t even pray, but when it’s all said and done, no matter how much she doesn’t want to pray, He’s still God. She says the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be His name. Candace screams that Hanna can have her God; she doesn’t want Him. She tells Jonathan she wants Quincy Jr. cremated. She walks out, past Kathryn who’s been standing there. Hanna tells Benny to let her go. He says it’s not right. Kathryn says that Hanna had custody, and she can call a lawyer, but Hanna says no. It’s Candace’s child, and it’s just a body. Kathryn says she’s sorry. Hanna says at least they have a chance to say good-by. She opens the casket and cries.

She says in his short life he gave her so much joy, and she’s so sorry. She wishes she could have carried his pain. She says grandma will love him forever. Okay, okay. I’m going to start crying. She says he’s the only thing that’s given her light and joy in a long time, and is glad they found him. She could see herself, Benny, and even Candace in him, and when she looked in his eyes, she saw God. She tells him to travel well into God’s loving arms. She asks God not to let him be lonely or scared. It’s all she can do here for him. She tells God that she still trusts Him, and He’s not getting rid of her that easy. She says God has spoken, and closes the casket. The three of them leave. Geez, that was rough.

Veronica comes into Melissa’s room, where Melissa is sitting in a chair, staring into space. Veronica says Jeffrey still isn’t home, and asks what good Melissa is. Melissa says she can’t make Jeffrey come there. Veronica says she can. Men don’t have brains; they are their brains. She needs Melissa to help her, and she’s just lying there doing nothing. Did she take care of the baby and eat? Melissa says no. Veronica calls Jeffrey, and leaves a message that she’s losing patience and to call her. She tells Melissa she’ll force feed her, and Melissa says why not? She’s forced everything else on her. Veronica says she’d only attract the men who would use her up, and doesn’t have the wherewithal to get them before they get her. She throws the food on Melissa, and says eat. Veronica tells her to clean everything up and do something with her hair. Why would a man want to home to that. Melissa says, especially a gay one. Veronica stops short of smacking her, and tells her that she doesn’t want to hear that word again in regard to her son. She tells Melissa to get her ass together.

Anna and Wyatt walk through the park. He keeps looking around. He thinks his parents had something to do with the DA Jennifer’s death. He wonders if he should call the new DA, but Anna says they won’t be surprised. She says he surprised her though. He wonders when the hurt ends, and she says when you stop talking about it, it gets better. He asks if they can go home. I’m not sure why this scene was even included. It kind of went nowhere and contributed nothing to the story.

Candace is about to go into her room, and sees Jim in the hallway He says fancy meeting her there, and it’s different to see her down and out. He asks if she can’t get her key to work, and if she didn’t pay the bill. She asks why he’s there, and he says a temporary setback. He says that she missed him, and she says, wrong. He tells her his room number, in case she doesn’t want to sleep. He asks who she’s kidding; War is looking for her. She tells Jim that he’s dead. He asks how she knows. She asks how he knew War was looking for her. He says everybody is looking for her, and she brought it on herself when she didn’t pay him. She realizes he told War how much money she had. She tells him that he caused this, and War shot her son. Jim says that he’s sorry. He understands what it’s like to lose a child. She wonders if he had something to do with it, but he says that, inadvertently, she did. She asks if he inadvertently had her son killed, and he says that he didn’t do a damn thing. It would take a special marksman to shoot from the hotel, miss Hanna, and hit her son. How could he do that? He says he doesn’t forget anything, and calls her a bitch. She says neither does she. Too bad she didn’t call him a bitch.

Veronica sees Candace at the hotel bar. She tells Veronica get out of her face. Veronica asks if that’s any way to speak to someone keeping her out of jail, and Candace says she doesn’t care. Veronica says she should. She tells Candace let’s cut to it; she needs a favor. Candace is like, bitch, what do you want? Veronica says she knows that Candace and Erica had something. She knows that Erica was playing with War and hates her guts. She knows that Erica was Candace’s bottom bitch, but also knew Candace didn’t trust her when she saw the video. Candace wonders what video, and Veronica shows Candace her phone. Everything in Erica’s room was recorded. She’d sent Erica flowers. Candace says that Erica threw them out. Veronica says she did, but like most broke girls, she wanted to keep a nice vase, so she went out and got it. Candace asks what she wants, and Veronica says they have a plan for David, and she wants to know what it is and wants in on it. She has the knowledge and intel to make him suffer, and Candace placed the perfect mole. Candace asks why she would want to help Veronica, and Veronica says her freedom. Candace says that she’s already free, but Veronica tells her not really. She suggests that they pull Erica’s strings together, and Candace says as long as it can be around her neck. Several police officers come to the table, and Veronica tells Candace to call her. They arrest Candace for Quincy’s murder.

Jeffrey tells Justin that his mom is serious; she’s going to talk to his wife. He 100% knows she will, and it’s better coming from him than in open court. Justin says forget that, just make love to him. Typical man. A note is slid under the door. It says I know he’s in there. They go out in the hall, and Veronica is walking away. She says that she wanted to let the two love buzzards know she’s on her way to court. She told Jeffrey to come home, but he didn’t, and the time is over for dialogue. Justin grabs her, and she tells him go ahead; she’ll show him how much Black lives matter. She tells Jeffrey that he’s going to jail today for a long time, and she’ll see Justin in divorce court. Justin tells her to do it and see what happens. She says okay.

Melissa slides around the room like Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. She gets a hanger. Omg.

Veronica finds Candace in her cell. She asks if she’s in or not. Candace says if she walks, she’s in. Veronica says she’ll call her. She won’t be in there for long.

At David’s apartment, Erica says a girl could get used to this. He wishes she would, and wishes she would tell him the man’s name who did this to her. She says she wants him to forget about it. She asks if they’re going to get food, and suggests going to the store since there’s nothing in the kitchen. He wants to take her out, and offers to buy her some clothes. Erica suggests a thrift store, and David says he’s not starting shopping there now. His phone rings. It’s Jeffrey.

Jeffrey says that his mom just left, and said he’s going to jail. David tells him not to believe her. If the body is inadmissible for Candace, it is for him too. David tells him to stay where he is and don’t go to court. He advises Jeffrey to  stay away from Veronica, and he’ll be fine. He says he’s going out, and he’ll call Jeffrey in a while.

Veronica arrives at court. She gets a call, and says, she did what? and asks what hospital. She says that she’ll be there when she leaves court. George tells Veronica she’s not winning this; maybe on appeal. Veronica says that she doesn’t know why he’s throwing in with thugs. She says her client didn’t do it, but she knows who did. If all goes well, in a matter of minutes, he will too. He says they traced Jennifer’s calls, and there was one from Veronica before she went missing. Now she’s dead. He wants to know what they talked about, but Veronica doesn’t remember. George asks where Jennifer was going, and Veronica says she doesn’t know. He says that he’s going to find out.

In court, George brings up the hit and run, and says that Veronica is up conspiracy charges. The judge says she can differentiate between the two cases, and asks about the warrant. Veronica objects, saying there was no murder. George says that the warrant was valid, but Veronica tells the judge it was, until the home changed hands. She gives the bailiff some papers. The judge asks if it’s correct. Veronica says that anything after the title changed hands is void, and the body was found after title changed hands. George insists that Candace and someone else committed murder in a heinous way. The judge says it stands, and Veronica says since there’s no evidence, no crime was committed. If there’s no body, there’s no case. George is about to have apoplexy, and the judge says without a body, there’s no evidence to indict.

Jeffrey and Justin walk into court. Veronica says although the body is excluded, they have a confession. Her son admitted to her that he murdered Quincy Maxwell. The judge asks counsel to approach. She asks what Veronica is doing. Veronica says her son committed a crime and should be charged. George is like, are you serious? He could argue ineffective counsel. Veronica says to charge him, and the judge says have it her way, and tells George to arrest him. He tells Veronica that this better not be bullsh*t. She says, “car keys.”

Veronica says one more thing. The judge should recuse herself. She asks on what grounds, and Veronica plays the video of Justin and Jeffrey on the big screen. It isn’t pretty. The judge calls a recess. Jeffrey is taken away, and Veronica tells him to enjoy his stay. Now she has to go to the hospital, because Melissa tried to take his child’s life, adding that some people are so damn ungrateful. He wouldn’t listen, now she’s not listening. She gets in Justin’s face and says, see what you did? Now live with it.

In the car with Melissa, Veronica says the doctor said that she tried to kill her grandbaby. It didn’t work, but they’re letting her take Melissa home because she’s a danger to herself and the baby she’s carrying. She’s taking Melissa to her facility, where she’s getting treated for depression – until the baby is born. She doesn’t understand why Melissa is so unhappy. She says they’re taking Melissa’s raggedy-ass car instead of Veronica’s, as bloody as she’s been lately.

Candace picks up her stuff at the desk. Her phone rings. It’s Charles, who’s been keeping eye on her. He asks her to meet him, but she says no. He tells her that if she changes her mind, to call back. She says that she won’t be calling him, and hangs up

A car follows Veronica and hits her from behind, and keeps slamming into her. Melissa laughs. As the car fall back a little, Melissa grabs the steering wheel, and jerks it back and forth. The car crashes through a barricade, and flips over. Justin drives past.

This was the finale. The Haves and the Have Nots returns in January. Thank you, Tyler Perry, for always managing to top yourself.

Below Deck

Before the show, we see it was filmed in St. Martin, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The beach picnic is still happening. Brianna balances an Oreo on her eye to entertain the guests. And maybe herself, since she hurt her hand opening the champagne. Jennifer helps a guest with a jet ski, but admits she lacks skills.

Kate finds a mess in the laundry room, and calls it laundry Armageddon. She says Brianna should know better. The deckhands set up the dreaded slide and a wall climbing thing. The guests return to the yacht. Captain Lee asks Kate how the crew is working out. She thinks they should get another stew. She can handle it for a charter or two, but not the whole season.

Kate is like, great, Brianna injured her hand and can’t even do the job with two. Captain Lee tells Brianna suck it up, cupcake. Bruno practices knots. He says working on a yacht is a dream come true. He doesn’t know a lot, but he’s a hard worker. Nico says the deck team isn’t getting it. The captain says he doesn’t like being up their ass, but he doesn’t trust them. Until he does, he’ll have to be on deck all the time.

Kate loves working with Chef Matt, and I love looking at his food, although I’d rather be eating it. Crab cakes on deck! Kate discusses the laundry with Brianna. Brianna is perturbed with Kate’s management style. Jennifer calls her daughter. She says leading by example is the best way to teach her, and wants her to learn you can do whatever you set your mind to. Chris blabs endlessly to Matt while he’s trying to concentrate.

Captain Lee calls Kate to the bridge. He asks if she wants to trade crews, but she says it will just be breaking even. He says they can’t continue like this. He’s going to get a couple of day workers, so she can train the stews properly. Jumbo shrimp! Some kind of pasta! The captain says he doesn’t want to see Chris or Bruno with anything but a mop in their hands. Nico says he needs to step up if he’s ever going to be bosun. If he’s not learning, he can’t teach anyone else.

Nico shows the deckhands the morning set-up. He says it’s only day two, but individually they’re at different places, and some aren’t learning as quickly as others. If they’re not advancing as quickly as they should be, they’re going to be screwed. Bruno says he’s never worked on a yacht, and whines about being told he’s a slow learner. Nico tells him that he’s not there to be a cheerleader. Bruno is uncomfortable, since he usually learns quickly, but isn’t getting it.

Kate tries to make Jen aware of how much time she wastes. If she didn’t, she’d be amazing. In her interview, she says at least Jen makes her laugh. Nico talks to Baker. She tells him her dad passed away and today is his birthday. In her interview, she says his passing changed her life. She thinks living life and making connections with people is more important now. Kate thinks the easy guests are kind of making up for the crew.

Nico tells Matt about his brother passing away. Matt feels badly, and says he’s willing to do whatever he can to help.

The Valor isn’t docking, since the guests are leaving by tender. Nico tells Chris and Bruno that the captain doesn’t want them handing the lines. Chris wants to learn, and says he’ll feel like an idiot just watching. Matt makes modified BLTs for breakfast. Two of the guests are doing a sumo wrestler dive, and put on those kooky blow-up costumes. After the dive, everyone gets ready for the guests to depart.

Nico says it’s lucky the guests were so nice. Otherwise, it might have been a disaster. The tip is presented, the water taxi takes the guests, and the stews clean up. Jen and Brianna discuss Kate. Jen says she has a special way of making you feel inferior, but it’s all good. Bruno thinks everyone has the attitude of not caring about your feelings, because Matt asked for his help. He hides in the bathroom.

Chris and Bruno clean the tender. Bruno complains about the lack of respect. Chris says yachting attracts loud, outspoken people, but Bruno says that doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk. In his interview, Chris thinks it might not be the industry for you if you want pleasantries, and being sh*t on is part of the job.

The Valor docks. Baker tells herself not to screw it up. Nico says he can count of her to step up; she has good energy and good vibes. Brianna tells Nico that she lived in Hawaii for a while, but lives in LA now. She asks Nico how it is having a relationship while yachting, and he says it’s working – so far. Chris tells Nico that Bruno was sniffling or crying or something, and Nico says he’ll talk to him.

Tip time! Captain Lee tells everyone that the people were easy, but doesn’t believe everyone performed up to potential. He wants to see solid effort, and not moving in the right direction will bring consequences. The haul is $15K; $1360 each. Bruno feels better now. The captain says that for those who didn’t earn their tip this time, he’ll make sure they do next time. In her interview, Kate feels it wasn’t equally earned, and she should have gotten a lot more. Captain Lee tells the crew that whatever they consume tonight, he’ll be sweating out of them tomorrow.

Chris tells Nico that he was celibate for twenty-six years. Nico says it might fall off if you don’t use it. Chris says that growing up as a Christian, that was his identity, and he gave it a good shot.

Kate instructs the stews on cleaning the cupboards. Jen and Brianna discuss the guys. Jen says being a single mom, you don’t have time to think about it. Brianna says Nico is adorable, but has a girlfriend. She can see fun to be had for sure though.

Everyone gets ready to go out. Nico FaceTimes with his girlfriend. He says the season is super hard, and he misses her. He tells us he was never the most faithful, but he’s trying to be a good boyfriend. Brianna admires Bruno’s body. Nico says the first charter was a sh*t show, but he wants to relax and have a few drinks.

The drinking commences, and of course fabulous food is ordered. Chris talks incessantly. Kate says she’d rather do her taxes or clean toilets. At least toilets don’t make awkward conversation. Brianna keeps touching Nico. Jen says there’s definitely chemistry.

The crew moves on to a club. Nico tells us if you get booze into Matt, you’ll see his true colors. He’s really a dancing fool? He tells Bruno this is his reset button, and to enjoy himself. In his interview, Bruno says words are stronger than actions for him (huh?), and he appreciates Nico talking to him. Chris comes on to Brianna. He says she has a lot of options, and he’s seeing if she’ll invest in him. Apparently not. Kate asks Nico about knowing Brianna before the charter, but he says they only spent one day together just hanging out. Kate says only the cab driver in Barcelona really knows what happened. I wonder if his definition of hanging out is the same as Chelsea and Austen’s on Southern Charm.

The DJ spins, and the crew dances. Nico thinks everyone is ready to go, and rounds them up. Chris talks to Brianna about how cool Matt is, and she wonders if he goes that way. He hugs her, and says he wants to stay there forever. She responds with wanting to go to bed – alone.

The next morning, Nico asks if everyone had fun. Chris liked the part where he drank alcohol, since he didn’t do that for twenty-six years either. Nico says that he didn’t drink enough to have hangover, and Chris wonders why live your life half-assed? I actually think the goal should be not to have a hangover, especially before a work day. Been there, done that, was miserable. Kate makes sure the laundry is happening correctly. Chris thinks he’s paying dues for all the hangover’s not experienced as teenager. No, Chris. When you’re that young, you can stay out drinking all night and then go to breakfast. He complains about not feeling well, but Nico isn’t having it. He keeps calling Chris on the radio, but he’s busy napping. The captain asks why he’s not hearing a response, and Nico goes to check.

Next time, Captain Lee wants to know why the radio was down, Kate wants to play a game, Captain Lee actually laughs, and a restaurateur is the primary guest.

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September 5, 2017 – Ava Comes Out of Her Shell, a Funeral is Planned & the Return of Captain Lee

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Andre startles Anna, who’s busy on her phone. She asks if he was able to trace the diamond to the jewel thieves he was tracking in central Europe, and more important, to Valentin.

Officer DeRoche brings Nelle back, and says Nina has friends in high places. Valentin walks in, and asks who he is, and Nina says incompetent. She’s going to have him fired. She says he arrested Nelle, botched the investigation, and now the necklace is probably being divided. Valentin says here it is, and pulls it out.

Ava and Kiki have coffee at Perks. Ava asks her a million questions about the fast track program, and Kiki tells he not to try so hard. She thinks that Ava is freaked out about people staring. Kiki says they’re not, but even if they were, who cares? She says she’s thrilled that Ava is done hiding out, and that Griff is a miracle worker, but she knows it’s hard. Ava says she’ll be strong for Kiki. Kiki says she’s grateful that Ava has decided to start living again. Ava says she’s had help.

Dr. Bensch tells Griff that Marisol’s right side is paralyzed, and she doesn’t have much time. He tells Griff that he’s sorry; nothing ever prepares you for this. Her parents are asking for Griff. He goes over to where they’re sitting, and Marisol’s father asks if there’s anything he can do.

Finn calls Curtis. He asks why Curtis isn’t returning his messages, and to please call him. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Curtis. No Hayden though. Finn asks where she is.

Nina asks how Valentin found the necklace. He says he did his own search, and it wasn’t stolen. It wound up with the makeup. Dillon says they practically tore the place apart. DeRoche asks how he found it when no one else did. Nelle tells DeRoche to buzz off, but he says the case isn’t closed. Valentin talks to him in French. DeRoche says on second thought, it’s closed, and leaves. Nelle thanks them. Nina says she’s sorry it happened, and Nelle should get hazard pay. She tells Dillon they’re scrapping the photo shoot. She says it’s been incredible, but it’s time to pack up and get out.

Andre says the thieves were well-organized and well-equipped, and their MO was consistent. In and out in less than ten minutes, and only big-ticket items. He says their driver was good, but whoever planned the heists was better. He says smash and grab is impulse, but these were planned out to the last detail. He thinks Valentin might have used mercenaries, or been one himself. Anna asks if they can tie him to the robberies. Andre thought they made peace, but Anna says that she’s not blind to who he is. He’s spent most of his life outside the law. Charlotte and Nina might have settled him down somewhat, but he lives by his own code, and might be maintaining ties to associates if it’s advantageous to him.

Griff explains to Marisol’s parents that her organs shutting down. Mrs. Valdez weeps, asking if Griff can’t do something. Mr. Valdez says that he’s a doctor, not a priest. Griff promises she won’t suffer, and Mr. Valdez says God bless him for everything he’s done. They go back to Marisol’s room, and Griff calls a priest to come to GH – and hurry.

Kiki tells Ava that Dr. Bensch is giving her the opportunity for second or third year stuff. Ava laughs, and Kiki asks if she sounds like a kid. Ava says she sounds like she knows what she wants, and is smart and talented enough to make it happen. Just a few months ago, she didn’t know what she wanted to do, now look. Kiki says if she can go for what she wants, so can Ava. Ava says she’s going to start asking herself what would Kiki do? They both leave for the hospital.

Curtis tells Finn he’s sorry. Finn asks where she is, but Curtis says he doesn’t know. He found her trail, but she has the hiding thing down. he got to LAX, where Hayden called him. He doesn’t know how she knew, but she told him to meet her at a hotel. When he got there, the room was empty, but she’d left this. He shows Finn a suitcase.

Nelle speaks with the ambassador, telling him it was just a mix-up. She explains to Valentin that she knows him from the Hamptons. Valentin says he was searching for hours. She says she knows every place in the area, and she’s grateful that he recovered the necklace, but wants to know what he’s covering up.

Anna wonders how the diamond ended up at Wyndemere. Andre suggests Hayden, and she tells him about seeing Raymond. He asks if she believed him. She says if he’s capable of love, he loves his daughter. She starts talking about how you have to make conscious effort to do better, and not just think you can cover your tracks and be decent by day and a criminal by night. Andre says they’re not talking about Raymond anymore.

Finn opens the suitcase. Inside is a bunch of clothing, and the What to Expect pregnancy book. Curtis says that’s not all she left behind. The room hadn’t been cleaned, and he went through the trashcan. She’s not just running; she’s planning on reinventing herself again. Curtis hands Finn her passport. Seriously? A pro like her would have just thrown that away?

Ava tells Kiki to go wow Dr. Bensch. She sees Griff all stressed out. The priest arrives, and Griff takes him into Marisol’s room. He listens, and blesses himself as Ava watches.

Nina asks if Valentin is going to tell her where he was. He says no, and she asks if he’s going to tell her how he recovered the necklace. He says no again, and she asks if this is what he meant by not staying within confines of law. He tells her it is, and she asks if he took the necklace. He tells her that he’d never do anything like that to her. He made some phone calls, and she asks if they were to people that he did business with in the past. He says yes, and asks if it changes anything. She plays with her ring.

Nelle tells Dillon that if he ever has to spend the night in custody, to have a place like this to come back to. Dillon can’t believe she’s making jokes. She says she’s been treated like a criminal before, and it probably won’t be the last time. Dillon says the film is in the can, the necklace has been returned, and they have the whole day to bask in spa treatments. Nelle asks about Jason, but Dillon says he left a voicemail for Ned, but hasn’t followed up, and Kiki is focused on her pre-med program

Dr. Bensch asks Kiki questions. He tells her he wants her observation, not speculation. Kiki goes over the tremor one of the patients had. She says there could be a medical explanation, or it’s possible he’s nervous or panicky about another person being in the room. He kept looking at her before answering the doctor’s questions, and it could be anxiety. She thinks maybe she’s way off base, but Dr. Bensch says they have more patients to see and tells her to keep up.

Finn tells Curtis that Hayden wanted him to have this stuff, and he’s not giving up. He can still find her. Curtis says she did more than leaving her ID behind; she left Finn a message. It was propped up against a cactus plant on the desk. He hands Finn an envelope.

Valentin wishes he was better man, and could offer Nina a spotless past, although he thinks a checkered one makes for a more interesting person. He says that he can’t take some things back, but the only thing he fears is losing her and Charlotte. It keeps him up at night, knowing everything he’s done. She says it sounds bad, and he says it was, but all he can do is tell her the truth in a general way, and hope she loves him for who he is. She says she loves him, good or bad. He says that’s all that matters, and they kiss.

Andre tells Anna to clarify why she’s doing it. She insists that it’s not a vendetta; it’s strictly WSB business. She’s going to follow the trail of the diamond where it leads. Andre gives her a folder. He tells her it looks like a Cassandra Pierce was working with the jewel thieves. He says there’s no way to prove it, but Valentin could have sold the diamonds to Cassandra, who turned them around and sold them at markup and invested the money. Anna doesn’t think Valentin would be involved in something that’s simply stolen goods for cash; she can’t see it. Andre says Cassandra has been living in Monaco, and Anna wonders when was the last time Valentin was in Monte Carlo.

Griff comes out, obviously upset. Ava asks if he’d like to talk. She wants to return hid kindness. He says there’s nothing she can do; there’s nothing anyone can do, and he gets in the elevator. Ava asks the priest about the patient. He says she’s with God now. She went peacefully, but that’s no consolation for the family or Dr. Monroe. He tells Ava that he has the blessing of being both a priest and a doctor, a savor of both body and soul, but right now he feels like a failure at both. Ava gets in the elevator.

Finn looks at the note. Hayden says that she doesn’t know what to write or what to say except that she’s sorry. She’s sorry for the secrets and lies, and her inability to trust. Most of all, she’s sorry for taking the coward’s way out, and leaving before the wedding. At least she knows he’s free to find someone worthy of his love. She tells him to forget she ever existed.

Nina sees that Valentin is wounded, and he says it’s nothing. She tells him that she can’t afford to lose him, and the necklace was insured. She reminds him of how she thought she’d never see him again when he went to The Hague. No one has ever loved her like he has and no one ever will. Valentin feels the same way. She tells him not to risk his life for a necklace or anything. She suggests they just be happy, and they kiss some more.

Nelle thanks Dillon for defending her when he had no reason to believe that she was innocent. He tells her that he took her at her word, and she would have done the same. He says they both have a healthy disrespect for authority. She kisses him on the cheek, and goes off to get a massage.

Kiki tells Dr. Bensch she knows she has a lot to learn, and she’s more than willing to do the work. He tells her that what she said – she interrupts, saying that she knows she should go by science and not feeling. He says that she was spot on. Empathy can’t be taught, and she had a rare understanding of someone older than herself. He says the tremor could be an indication of early Parkinson’s, but anxiety made it more obvious. He likes instincts, and tells her to trust them.

Curtis asks if Finn is okay. Finn says he should go. Curtis doesn’t want to leave him like this, but he says he’ll be fine. Curtis leaves. Finn reads the rest of the note. Hayden says there’s one more thing. Something was wrong with the baby. There was a complication, and the baby didn’t survive. We see Hayden crying as she writes. Finn sinks to the floor and cries.

Griff uses a speed bag at Sonny’s gym. Ava comes in, and watches him. He stops for water and sees her. They stare at each other.

Dillon’s phone rings. It’s Kiki. He asks about Jason. She tells him that Jason is out of surgery, but still in recovery. She asks when he’s coming home, and he tells her tonight. She says that Dr. Bensch likes her instincts. He’s having a hard time hearing her, and she tells him that she’s working her tail off while he was hanging out in Morocco. Dillon says he’ll tell her all about it when he gets home.

Nina dresses Valentin’s wound. He says he’s feeling better already, and apparently so, since they get busy.

Ann tells Andre that there’s no proof that the diamond was ever in Valentin’s possession or that his past association with the thieves is ongoing. She says that Andre is right. He asks if she’s closing the book on it, and she asks what he thinks, and smiles. She says she’ll be in touch. She has to make some arrangements  and Monaco is lovely this time of year. He tells her to stay safe.

Finn continues reading. Hayden says there’s nothing to bind them together anymore, and no need for him to find her. She says that he’s a wonderful person and will find love again. She hopes his new love appreciates how special he is, and how lucky she is to have him. She tells him good-by. Hey, where’s Roxie? How come we never see her anymore? Finn picks up a picture of Hayden’s sonogram, which is a very large baby for how pregnant she was. He clutches it to his chest, and cries.

We see Hayden folding the letter and tossing the passport away. When she gets up, we see that she’s still pregnant – as I suspected.

Tomorrow, Ava calls Griff a hypocrite, Parker tells Kristina that she’s not seeing anyone, and Dante has news for Sonny.

The Haves and the Have Nots

Jim tells Kathryn he loves her. She says she doesn’t love him. There’s been too much pain and heartache. He says after everything they’ve conquered together, really? Yep. She’s going to divorce him. He says she just let him make a fool of himself by allowing him to sleep with her. She says sorry, but she’s done. He does the “baby” thing, and she tells him he should have listened to her about Amanda and Wyatt, and he’s never apologized. He says he’s sorry, but she says it doesn’t matter now; their daughter is dead. He says he thinks about it every day, and the only thing that gets him through is thinking about her and Wyatt. She says he’s out there doing God knows what with a load of money. She doesn’t think she can handle another phone call saying he’s dead. She tells him to go, but Jim says he loves her and he’s not going anywhere.

Jim repeats that he loves her and she laughs. She asks him when her birthday is and don’t look at his phone. He says it’s in February, but she says it’s June. She asks when Wyatt’s birthday is, but he gets that right. She asks when they’re anniversary is and he says he’s not playing this game. She says when you love someone, you know these things. He gets it right, and says he’s not a total idiot. She says he made a horrible mistake, coming in here and trying to seduce her like the Jim from thirty years ago. Golden hair and tight jeans were all he had, and he thought she’d fall for the memory. Does he think she’s that stupid? He says he wanted to make love to his wife. She tells him to be honest for once. She’s not the public or a politician or the campaign trail. She says it didn’t work, and he asks why she participated. She says for this moment, when she tells him she’s through and doesn’t want to see him anymore. If he’s there when she gets back, she’ll take the gun that she killed Jennifer with, and blow his brains out, just as easy as she just blew something else. Whoa.

David brings Erica to his apartment. She goes to use the bathroom, and David calls Jeffrey. He tells Jeffrey that they found a bracelet and set of keys with Quincy’s body. Jeffrey says the keys are his, but he doesn’t know who the bracelet belongs to. He asks what he should do, and David says stay where he is. Veronica is calling every five minutes, and David tells him not to answer and stay away from her. He’s working on something. He’ll let Jeffrey know after it’s done. Jeffrey asks if David is going to hurt Veronica, and David says he’d never do that, and tells him again to stay away. Jeffrey says she knows where he is, and David tells him to change rooms. The hotel Jeffrey is in is booked, and David says go to another hotel. Duh.

Wyatt calls Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he sounds so clear. Wyatt says he’s good, and Anna is amazing. He asks if Jeffrey wants to join them for a walk. Jeffrey says he has a lot going on. Wyatt asks if he’s still going to avoid him. Jeffrey says he’s not, and Wyatt asks about Justin. He tells Jeffrey how Justin showed up with the DA. He says Justin is weird, and to stay away from him. An unusually happy moment between them.

Jeffrey calls Justin, and says he wants to see him now. Just to talk.

David tells Erica that she’ll be safe there. She appreciates it, and he says it’s the least he can do. She says he owes her nothing. David wishes he’d tell her his name. Erica thinks it’s best she stay away from him and leave it at that. He says these situations never resolve themselves on their own. She asks if they can drop the subject, and asks for a drink. She says it’s a nice place, and it is. The view is spectacular, and I think everything is from Urban Home. Omg, she reads my mind, and asks if he did the decorating. That’s a no. He toasts to getting better and stronger, and she says and to him being a free man.

David tells her they have a son, and Veronica has been terrorizing him. Erica wonders if she’s using Jeffrey because of her, but he says it’s a family matter. Erica tells him to act like she’s not here. If she wasn’t, what would he be doing? He says figuring out how to get her there. She asks where the bedroom is, and if there’s just one bedroom. He says one bedroom, one bed; he wants her to sleep in the bed with him. She doesn’t think that’s right and can’t stay there. David says she can, and it’s big enough for both of them. He says to be honest, he doesn’t sleep well alone after sleeping with someone for so many years. He’d like her to stay with him. Erica asks to take it one night at a time. David says as long as she’s in his bed for the first night. His phone rings, and Erica says she’ll give herself a tour.

It’s Jim. Jim says he did the stupidest and hardest thing he’s had to do in years. He slept with Kathryn. David says she’s his wife. He says he hasn’t been attracted to her in years, but she and Veronica are out of control. David says he’s not going to deal with Veronica anymore. As soon as he gets Jeffrey out of her clutches, he’s shaking her off. Jim says Mama Rose is pissed at them, and David has to get Kathryn and Veronica the same room. He just took one for the team. Get them in the same room at the same time. Jim says they’re all going to the penitentiary if they’re not careful. He slept with Kathryn; David knows how serious this is. He says they lost a huge ally with Mama Rose, and they can’t even use their knowledge of the law until they have a meeting. David says he’ll call Veronica, but he’s not sleeping with her. Jim says he went through enough trauma for the both of them, and has to take a shower. Double whoa.

Justin arrives at Jeffrey’s room. He says he’s nervous. Jeffrey tells him to sit down. He tells Jeffrey he needs to see someone. Justin says he’s not crazy, but Jeffrey says he didn’t say that. He thinks he needs some help. He says the anger isn’t healthy for either of them. Justin is like, is that it? Jeffrey asks what else he thought it was. Justin says that it was over. Jeffrey says there isn’t anything on his end. He’s telling him to get some help. Jeffrey’s phone rings and Justin asks if it’s the guy. Jeffrey says no, and Justin gets demanding, and Jeffrey is like, this is the kind of thing I’m talking about. It’s Veronica. The phone stops ringing, and immediately starts again

Jeffrey answers this time. Veronica asks if he’s coming back, and he says no. She asks if he’s with “that boy,” and he says no. She tells him to put it on speaker or she’s coming over there. She calls Justin something like a fluffy ball of yarn, and I laugh. She says she’s going to court to file a motion to save Jeffery. If he’s not at the house in an hour, she’s turning him in. Then, she’s going to the judge’s chambers to argue his case. After that, she’s going to Justin’s wife’s room, and tell her why she should recuse herself from the case, and play the video for her. Justin warns her not to. She says that Jeffrey had better get home, and Justin had better get to the courthouse. His wife will be looking for him.

Jeffrey thinks Justin should talk to his wife. Justin says Veronica won’t do it, but Jeffrey says trust him, she will.

Charles is wrapping up a campaign speech. Landon tells him how great it was, and the poll numbers are good. Landon says he’s going to win. He asks to speak with Charles. He apologizes for what he did to Candace. Charles makes him list everything he did wrong, and thanks him. He says Landon is good at his job. Landon shows him that a search online for Candace shows virtually nothing. He tells Charles that he’s happy and excited to be working on the campaign. Charles says when it’s over, they’ll have a drink.

Landon leaves, and Charles calls Candace. She asks why he’s calling. He sys to see if she’s okay. She says she’s on her way to a funeral home. He says he knows that she’s angry and sad, and he’s sorry. She says she’s fine. He asks her to call later.

Mr. Wilson, the funeral director, leads Hanna and Benny in to view the body. Hanna asks if they can talk first. He shows them the casket that they chose, and tries to get them to pick a more expensive one, since Kathryn had told him that money was no object. Benny is like, move on, and he shows them the program. He asks if they’d like the casket open or closed, and Hanna wants it open. The director says they’ll make him look good. Benny isn’t sure it’s a good idea, but Hanna says she wants them to see what was done to that baby. Candace walks in.

Benny introduces her, and says she’s his mother. Mr. Wilson says he knows it’s a hard time. Burying a child is the part of the job he dislikes the most. Benny tells her that Hanna picked the casket. Candace insists that she wants the blue one. Hanna says it’s more expensive, and asks if she has the money. Candace asks if she does. Candace says she’s his mother, and she wants him in the blue one. Benny argues with her. Mr. Wilson says he can make calls to see if he can get a discount, and Candace says to make the calls.

Benny asks what she’s doing, and Candace says burying her son. She says Hanna went in the bathroom with him, and came out without a scratch. She didn’t get shot. Candace says that Hanna didn’t protect him to spite her. She wanted to get even with her, and wants Candace to say that she’s right. Benny tells her to stop, but Candace says she didn’t help. Benny says he was there, and Hanna did more than Candace ever has. He says that War could have killed all of them for what she did. He says she does the same thing over and over, expecting a new result, and that’s crazy. Hanna would have died for her son.

Benny tells Candace that he’s sick of what comes out of her mouth, and she says that she’s sick of him. He’s depended on her for everything since she’s been on her own, calling her for money, telling her about his fairytale dreams. He says that he was talking to his sister, someone he loves and shares his dreams with, and nobody told her to sell her ass to get anything. Candace says he’s been talking to Hanna, and Benny says her act isn’t working anymore.

Mr. Wilson comes back, and says the price is what it is. Candace says she still wants the blue one, and he asks if he should bill Kathryn. Candace is like, oh no, she isn’t paying for this, and Benny asks if she has six grand. She says that she’ll get it, and Mr. Wilson says the payment has to be made today. Geez, he’s worse than the emergency animal clinic. Candace tells him she’ll bring cash, and she decides what’s best. Benny asks how she’s getting the money. Hanna says from the man who’s running for President. She saw him on the news, saying he knows the family. I’m impressed that Hanna put this two and two together. Hanna says that Candace is probably blackmailing him. That’s why the Secret Service, and why Benny was in jail. Candace is like, what? Hanna says she’s blackmailing him. Mr. Wilson is really getting an earful of some seriously dirty laundry. Candace tells him again, the blue one. Hanna can’t believe she’d rather steal the money, and Candace says she can’t believe Hanna will take crumbs from white people’s tables.

Candace also wants a different cemetery, and says she’ll get a plot there. Mr. Wilson tells her that the service is tomorrow, and she says it will be on Thursday, and she’ll bring the money tomorrow. Mr. Wilson starts to ask if Hanna is okay with all this, but Candace tells him not to ask her another thing about her son. Candace looks at the program, and rips it up. She tells them he won’t be buried in a church, and all of a sudden, I wonder where else people get buried, since not everyone subscribes to an organized faith.

Once again, Candace says she wants the blue casket, and not this one. She opens the one that Hanna chose, and Quincy Jr.’s body is in it. I gasp out loud. Mr. Wilson says he’s sorry, and Benny tells Candace that they were there to view the body.

My hat is off once more to Tyler Perry. Not everyone can cause me to make noises during a show. Very few as a matter-of-fact.

Next time, the finale – Veronica talks to Melissa, David spends money on Erica, Justin has had enough, and Veronica is going to show him how much Black lives matter.

Below Deck

I’m so excited. The stud of the sea, Captain Lee, is back! Not that I didn’t enjoy Croatia, but…

Each cast member puts in thier two cents. We immediately find out that Captain Lee thinks the new crew is a bunch of idiots, and that we’ll be traveling to the West French Indies.

Kate enjoys yachting more because she’s doing it less. She says it’s like sex with an ex. She doesn’t want to recommit, but a fling is good. The captain tells her it was slim pickin’s with the new crew, and they basically got the leftovers. Chef Matt arrives first. He’s from Canada, and seems like a cool guy. Brianna is next. She trusts in the universe to guide her, and has no goals. Yachting is convenient for her nomadic lifestyle. Deckhand Bruno follows. It’s been his dream to work on a yacht. He’s Portuguese, and speaks three languages, but has no clue what starboard means. He also needs subtitles when he talks. Jen has an obsession with boats, and always wanted to get into yachting. She’s also a single mom, and had to put her career on hold for ten years. Nico – the only one other than Kate who’s returning from another season – has come back to yachting after dealing with some family issues, and is ready for more responsibility. Captain Lee tells him that he’s lead deckhand; he’s not ready to be a bosun yet. He says he and Kate had some differences last season, but it’s all about maturing. We’ll see. Chris and Baker round out the deckhands.

Kate asks the stews about their past service jobs, and there isn’t much. Both she and Nico go over duties with the crew. Kate tells the stews to start making the boat look great. Bruno and Chris discuss how neither one of them can tie knots. Baker tells us that she comes from a long line of Southern classy ladies, but she’s more the Burning Man type. Kate and Brianna discuss relationships. Kate says if she’s attracted to someone, it’s probably bad news.

We meet the first officer and another crewmate, but it goes by so fast, I miss their names and what they actually do. It’s like those Academy Awards for behind-the-scenes stuff. Captain Lee says he was green once, and doesn’t mind teaching the crew, but once he shows them something, it had better stick. He tells them no drinking on charter, tips are divided equally, and if you really mess up, you can find a one-way ticket home in your tip envelope.

Kate tells us that most of the chefs are crazy, and we flash back to that. She says Matt seems too good to be true. She doesn’t want to be as strict as she normally is, because this is all she’s got. She shows the stews how to fold the end of the toilet paper. I bet Martha Stewart has a video for that.

The primary guest is Dave, who made his money with a trampoline park. I imagine the insurance premiums must be pretty hefty. His wife, Amy, and a bevy of friends are joining him. They’re into extreme sports, and Dave is a meat and potatoes guy. Matt says they’re a perfect match. Captain Lee says they might have a green crew, but the guests aren’t going to give a sh*t.

Nico shows the deckhands how to use the ropes to dock the boat. The crew has dinner. Jen wants to room with a guy in order to get dominance in the bathroom, and a bigger closet. I don’t know about any of that stuff, so I assume she knows what she’s doing.

Nico does a deck check, and Kate gives the stews instruction on how to ready the boat, along with Captain Lee’s uniform. In her interview, she says adrenaline junkies are coming on board, and no one’s adrenaline is pumping more than hers. Dave immediately calls Matt” Chef No-Pants,” since he’s wearing shorts. Kate does the tour. Nico says it’s going to be a real test to move the boat off the dock, but somehow, they’re successful, and move out to sea. Amy says that for Dave, the higher and more dangerous, the better.

Captain Lee sees cushions floating in the water, and asks one of the crew to snag them. It gets pretty breezy, and the guests lose some chips. That’s not a euphemism for anything. They literally lose some taco chips. The Valor drops anchor. The cushions are rescued. Captain Lee just shakes his head.

Matt makes chicken Cesar salad, and lunch is served. Kate tells Jen to serve the ladies first, and Jen totally ignores that. Nico instructs the deckhands on how to put the tender in the water, but it’s another sh*t show. One of the guests says all kinds of things are happening, and they’re never supposed to notice anything. Captain Lee is called in to help. In his interview, he says he’s more than happy to show them how to do things – once. Kate explains clearing a table. Matt asks how it’s going, and she hopes she’ll only have to teach them on the first charter. Some of the guests use equipment that’s like water-skiing, but you go way up in the air. Like space shoes. I don’t know what this thing is, but it looks scary and fun. Baker says that the fact she’s the next most experienced is scary. Jen seems to be this season’s Lauren, since she’s already spending a lot of time in the laundry room.

Kate make a beautiful fall-color table setting. Jen confuses a gin martini with a gin and tonic. The guest tells her it’s not a martini, and she says she didn’t make the drink. Maybe not, but she ordered it. In her interview, Kate says she asked where the gin, tonic, and olives were, and it’s like which thing doesn’t belong? She says she should have known better, but she’s clearly overwhelmed.

Matt says that the first dinner is extremely important, and cooking what the guests want makes them happy. Just looking at the food makes me happy.

Nico gets a headache trying to teach Bruno one knot.

Kate feels like if she doesn’t check something herself, it’s not going to be right, and basically she’s working alone. Captain Lee asks Nico how it’s going. Nico explains about his younger brother passing away after a fall from a balcony. He says it felt like it wasn’t real. He still tried to call his brother’s phone, but he doesn’t pick up, and is never going to. The captain is sympathetic, and I am too, especially when Nico tears up in his interview. I know that feeling of picking up the phone, and then realizing the person is no longer alive.

Oooh, breakfast. Thank God I love swimming. If I was ever blessed enough to go on a cruise like this, I would eat myself into oblivion. At least swimming would burn off some calories. Dave calls the omelets “art.” Afterwards he takes the long dive from the top. A few of the others dive too. The stews get the beach picnic ready. Brianna likes them, because they can escape the madness. Kate leaves to set up. Kate tells Baker that it’s hard for the stews to work up to speed and learn at the same time. The guests arrive at the beach on the tender.

Back at the yacht, it’s time to put out the toys. Nico tells Bruno to get in the water, and unhook the rope on the slide. For whatever reason, Bruno isn’t getting what Nico is saying, and just flails about in the water. Nico doesn’t know how he’s going to make it through the season. Brianna and Jen relieve Kate at the beach, and Jen struggles to open the wine. On the tender, Kate tells Nico that she’s working by herself. In her interview, she says whatever differences she and Nico had, they need to leave the past behind, as they only have each other.

This season, Captain Lee dresses up, there’s a record tip, obnoxious guests, an embarrassing anchor drop, the boat hits a dock, and there are hook-ups. Nico tells us that the crew is greener than a leprechaun’s d*ck. It looks amazing!

🐄  Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky is being shown way too many times a week. It’s like, oh, we have a half-hour to fill? Just put Jax in. I’ve seen both episodes several times when I would rather not. I also don’t want to be reminded about how Jax has a foot fetish. (You’re welcome.) How about showing the Odd Mom Out with Dave Navarro again?

💍 And yes, I’ll be getting to the 90 Day trifecta later this week. Since Game of Thrones is done, and there were no Shahs this past Sunday, I was glad to be able to watch at a reasonable time.

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Captain Lee is all of us.

August 29, 2017 – Sam is Her Own Worst Enemy, Jim Loves Kate, Wives News & Viserion Flies Again

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Ned tells Olivia-Q that Alexis declined to help him with a custody hearing. Olivia says Julian is in prison for a long time, and adoption or no adoption, they get to raise Leo now. Ned says that Michael wants him to come on board ELQ as VP. It’s hard for him to think of being in the second position. He’s more capable, but says he’s not interested in taking over. He keeps saying that, making me think he wants to take over.

Nelle thinks Marrakesh is amazing. She had no idea she’d get to go on the trip. Michael is glad they had a suite available at the last minute, although he pulled a string for it. Nelle is worried she’s going to wake up and it’s just a dream. It’s too good to be true. They kiss.

Carly sees Michael and Nelle’s Instagram post. Felicia tells Bobbie that she should have something on Nelle soon.

Amy tells Nathan that Quinn is in the hotel and needs to see them. She says if they get through this, they can celebrate ending something that he didn’t want to start in the first place.

Maxie says she can’t wait to see Nathan’s face when she gives him some news.

Felicia sees Nathan go into the elevator with Amy.

Bobbie tells Carly that Felicia might have information on Nelle. Carly says she changed her mind and doesn’t want to know.

Sam sees Andre at Perks. She tells him that things are finally getting back to normal. She says that she doesn’t think she has to worry anymore about Jason and hallucinations.

Sonny appreciates Jason coming with him to the meeting of the families. Jason says he’s been doing this the majority of his adult life. They enter, and Sonny thanks everyone for coming. Petro, the stereotypical Russian mob boss, wonders what’s so pressing. Sonny says he’s sure they’ve heard the rumors, but he’s going to tell them the truth – he’s retiring.

Olivia is having a pizza oven delivered, since she knows about the Quartermaines always ordering pizza on Thanksgiving. She figures if she can make it, they won’t have to get it delivered. Ned says that’s not how the curse operates. It started in 1994, but if she makes a pizza on purpose, something will happen, and they’ll have to order Chinese. He asks if Monica is aware of her decision. The truck arrives, and she runs off to meet it. Ned sees the Instagram photo, and says so much for Michael’s business trip.

Carly shows Bobbie the picture, and Bobbie says they have to nip this in the bud. Carly says he’s happy, taking care of himself, and making his own decisions. Bobbie asks if she’s forgiving Nelle, but she didn’t say that. She says she doesn’t care what Nelle did in the past, but Bobbie doesn’t think they should give up without knowing what the information is.

Andre tells Sam that the underlying anxiety might not go away. He says if it did, he’d have more time to practice his golf. He gives her his card, saying his door is always open. She says she has a clean bill of health. He asks if she no longer has concerns about Jason.

Petro asks if Jason is going to be running things. Sonny says that Jason is also retiring, and agrees with Sonny’s decision. He’s evenly distributing his territory among the families. Petro, who is apparently the only one who can talk, asks, what’s the price? Max and Sonny’s associates are to be taken care of, and his family, as well as Jason and his family, are to be protected. Another stereotype says so all that Sonny asks in return is protection? and Sonny says that’s right, and asks if they have a deal.

Felicia sees Maxie, who says it’s a surprise. She’s home for good. Felicia asks what happened in Portland. Maxie says that the choice seemed impossible, but she talked to Spinelli. They arranged her being able to see Georgie more often, and it came down to her job versus Nathan. She says in a way, Felicia and Mac helped her. She was so angry about Ask Man Landers, she did some digging. As much as she hates to admit it, he had a compelling argument about putting love first, and here she is. But she’s going to unmask him if it’s the last thing she does.

Quinn shows Amy and Nathan a life-sized cardboard stand-up of Man Landers shading his face with a hat. She says Ask Man Landers has been chosen for the publishing event of the season. He’s going to make an appearance and be signing autographs. Amy asks if he’ll be wearing a mask, and when Quinn says no, Nathan spills coffee all over himself.

Nelle has confession to make. to Michael. It’s the first time she’s used her passport even though she’s had it for a while. It feels like a fantasy come true; even better with Michael. He tells her they’ll document their adventure, and they take a selfie.

Carly tells Bobbie that she won’t forget what happened, but can’t deny that Nelle did it because someone she trusted lied to her. Bobbie reminds her of Nelle’s revenge plot, and Carly says when you’re led to believe the wrong thing, you can make horrible mistakes. Bobbie asks what’s going on. No one is as devoted to holding a grudge as Carly, so something must have happened. Carly says she’s right; something did.

The token female boss says Sonny will have an agreement by tonight. They all say best of luck, blah-blah-blah. Petro hopes that Sonny knows what he signed up for. The bosses leave. Sonny tells Jason he spent his lifetime building an empire that ends with one handshake. Jason hopes they’re as on board as they seem to be. Sonny says he’s walking, and Jason says congratulations.

Carly tells Bobbie that it has to do with Sonny’s business, and it’s complicated. Bobbie wants to know why back off Nelle, and wants to know now. Carly says she’s doing the right thing. She learned that every time she tries to protect Michael, he found out, and it didn’t destroy his life. He’s survived, and still has a big heart and should hold on to it. Bobbie says she’s turning a blind eye, but Carly says her eyes are wide open. She needs to let him live his own life, and have the freedom to make his own decisions.

Michael wants to do a photo shoot before the photo shoot, but Nelle says she doesn’t think they should document their lives. They weren’t big on picture taking when she was growing up, and she didn’t like the way she looked. She isn’t a fan of social media either. Michael gets that, but says she’s beautiful. Nelle says there are some pictures out there she’d rather forget.

Still looking at Instagram, Ned says Michael didn’t have to feed him a line. Olivia walks in with a brick in her hand. It’s all she has left of her dream. Ned asks if there’s a problem. Olivia tells him that Monica hired Cook back. He says it is Monica’s house. Olivia says Cook now has complete and total free reign of the kitchen, and terrorized the workmen. She has no pizza oven, no pizzas, and a tyrant who put digital lock on the toaster oven. She’s been outplayed. Ned knows the feeling, but thinks he knows a way of striking back.

Jason meets Sam at Perks. He says protection is a small price to pay for the families to expand their businesses. He thanks her for sending him, and asks about the card. She says that Andre wants to schedule a few sessions. He made her realize things that she’s afraid to admit to herself.

As Sonny is about to leave, Petro comes in, holding a gun on Max. Poor Max. What a thankless role that guy has. We never even see him with Diane.

Maxie tells Felicia that as soon as Spinelli is free, she’s pitching the Man Landers story to Nina. Felicia says she’s glad Maxie is back, and it’s wonderful what she’s giving up for love, but has she spoken to Nathan? Maxie says it’s a surprise, and he’ll be happy. he needs physical attention often, and she can’t make him suffer any longer. Felicia says that maybe should have worried about that sooner. Maxie says Felicia knows something that’s worrying her, and Felicia says that she’s seen Nathan and Amy together – a lot. Maxie says that Nathan was just helping her out when he took her to the Nurses’ Ball, but Felicia says that’s not what she’s talking about. Maxie asks if she saw them kissing, and Felicia says she saw them get in an elevator together at the MetroCourt about a half hour ago. Considering that the MetroCourt is all things to all people in Port Charles, that would hardly be an indication of cheating. And Felicia is a P.I.

Amy tells Quinn that their whole anonymous concept will be blown. Quinn says the cutout will build suspense, and then they see Nathan. She says Man Landers will come out of shadows, and the response will be phenomenal. So will sales. She thinks it’s brilliant marketing. Amy says anonymity is a stipulation in the contract, but Quinn says she’d better read it, going on about subsections and paragraphs. She has a business meeting in the city, and Amy says this isn’t settled. Quinn says that Man Landers’s contract obligates him to make an appearance, or it’s void.

Carly tells Bobbie that she has no reason to believe Nelle wants to hurt Michael. She wants to start fresh for Michael, and Josslyn who’s alive because of Nelle. She and Bobbie both got the benefit of fresh start, why not Nelle? Carly knows that Bobbie means well, but everyone will be better off if they let it go.

Sam tells Jason about thinking she’d lost him when he disappeared, and how it broke something that’s never been fixed. Jason tells her not to put herself through it again, but she says it never stopped. Even with him there now, she’s always worried he’s going to be taken away, and it’s not her. He says he’s not in the business anymore, but she says the fear is still there. She pushed it down so much, the illness took advantage of it and messed with her mind. She almost killed his best friend. Jason says they’re past it. Sam says he’s right; she’s sorry; she should be stronger. He says he’s not going anywhere. Nothing will happen. He and Sonny took care of that. She suggests they celebrate, and he says he’ll call Sonny.

Petro tells Sonny to hand over his gun or he’ll shoot Max.

Jason says that Sonny isn’t answering. He wants to check on him, and he’ll be right back.

Max tells Sonny not to do it. Let Petro shoot him, and take him out. Sonny says no one has to get hurt. He drops his gun and kicks it over. Sonny asks what this is about. Petro asks how did he think it was going to go, and he must be crazy to think he can walk away and live.

Amy tells Nathan that she’s sorry. Quinn is right. With any luck she can talk sense into her. Nathan says she wants him unmasked, and probably shirtless; his advice doesn’t matter. Amy says they have time. He tells her that she should go now. She says that it will always be their secret, but to put his shirt back on. In the hallway, Maxie overhears.

Felicia tries calling Maxie, but it goes to voicemail. She hopes Maxie calls back before she talks to Nathan. She takes another call, and says to send the information on Nelle. Bobbie walks in, and says that Carly wants the investigation dropped. Felicia says she might want to rethink that.

Michael tells Nelle they all go through awkward stages. There are pictures out there of him with missing teeth. She wants to see them, but he’s like, no way. She asks if she can change his mind, and kisses him. He says maybe, but she’ll have to work really hard.

Carly looks at another picture of Nelle and Michael on Instagram.

Petro wants to take over the whole thing, and run it by his rules. Sonny won’t be protesting because he’ll be in the ground. Jason pops out of nowhere with a gun, and tells Petro to put his gun down.

Nathan tells Amy that they’ll figure it out. Amy says that they make a great team. Maxie steps out.

Ned tells someone that he’s in charge right now, and to draw up the papers. Olivia tosses some pizza dough, and it lands on Ned. He loves that she wants to make pizzas, and she will. Soon, and for the rest of their lives. She asks if Monica will tell Cook to get a pizza oven, but he says no. He has something better in mind for both of them.

Michael tells Nelle that he has to go to Barcelona tomorrow, but will be back in time for dinner. Nelle isn’t sure what Nina is going to need. She has to take a shower, and he asks if he can join her. She thanks him for coming with her, and making this the best day of her life.

Bobbie tells Felicia that Carly doesn’t want to know. Felicia says that she’ll want to know this. Bobbie says she told her that Michael is a grown man, and she doesn’t want to know about Nelle before she came to Port Charles. Felicia asks how she feels about murder.

Carly “likes” the Instagram photo.

There’s a scuffle, and Max is able to toss Sonny’s gun back to him. Sam calls Jason’s name and he gets distracted. Sam walks in. Jason pushes her out of the way, and he gets shot. Good job, Sam.

Tomorrow, Maxie slaps Amy, Carly wants to talk to Josslyn about Sonny, and Valentin surprises Nina (told you).

The Haves and the Have Nots

Rose asks if they want Erica to live. Mitch nods and Erica jets like the Concorde. Rose says it’s a mess, and asks if that’s War, pointing to his body. Mitch says it is, and she says okay, done. She says good thing she owns the police. He says sorry, but she says nothing to be sorry about. She says to thank Candace – she’s been at the restaurant before, and Rose owes her. Mitch leaves, and Rose says what I said last week. Who’s gonna clean this sh*t up?

In the car, Mitch asks if Candace is okay. She says she is, and thanks him. He says it’s all good now. Candace knows he never wanted to be in the family business, and he guesses he is now. She wonders if It’s so bad, when you can take care of things like this. He says it’s deeper than that. He tells her that she saved a lot of kids tonight. He says that when Rose found out War shot at him, it opened a lot of wounds. Candace talks about being a kid and how War sucked her in. Mitch says Rose was about to reign hell down on the hood, and she’ll want to thank Candace. Candace says she already did, but Mitch says that Candace shouldn’t insult her. She isn’t interested, and he says he’ll try to get around it. He asks how she knows Rose, and Candace says Rose kidnapped her, and explains about blackmailing Jim. She was brought to the restaurant, and could hear everyone above her having a good time. Mitch says that’s where they take people, but usually they never leave. She’s lucky. He wonders why Candace never told him. He says Rose owes her, and one day it might come in handy.

Hanna picks up Benny. He tells her that he’s sorry, and it will be all right. Hanna says his sister called. She wanted to know why Hanna didn’t protect Quincy Jr. He says she knows how Candace is. Hanna says she wanted to know why the baby got shot and she didn’t. Benny says she’s just upset. Hanna wonders the same thing. She says she was covering him, but nothing touched her; why? He doesn’t know. He says it’s not her fault, and she says she tried. She’s all out of patience, prayer, and faith; she’s empty. She wonders what’s the point in doing the right thing, and Benny suggests they go to church, but she doesn’t want to. He says no matter how bad things get, God will always make a way, and this is no different. He asks if she doesn’t trust God, and she says she’s tired, and life has been nothing but a struggle. He says let’s pray, and she tells him to pray. She wants to go, but doesn’t know where. He begins to pray the Lord’s Prayer. He keeps asking her to help, but Hanna stays silent.

David goes to Erica’s room. He sees a bruise on her face, and asks if it was his wife. She says no, and he asks what happened. She insists it wasn’t Veronica, but won’t tell him who did it. She says they have a problem. He asks what kind, and she says she doesn’t know. She just met him and doesn’t want to burden him. He tells her to just say it. Erica says that she didn’t tell him everything about her. She tells him not to be upset, but she’s running from someone. He asks if it’s the police, but she says no; it’s her fiancé. He wants to marry her, and she doesn’t want to. He beats her, and she needs to get away. David asks if he did this. She says yes, and David asks his name. She won’t tell him, and says she doesn’t want help; she just wants to get away. He asks what she needs, but she doesn’t know. He asks again for a name, telling Erica that he was a judge and can have him arrested. She asks him to just get her away, and he tells her to get her things; he’s going to protect her now. She says she’s sorry, but she didn’t know what to say.

Melissa’s mother, Doris, brings her back to Veronica’s house. Veronica says she gave them quite a scare and don’t do that again; suicide is never the answer. Doris says that Melissa knows that now; she gets it. Veronica asks about the funeral, and Doris says it’s going okay. Veronica asks if this is where she’s supposed to say… and Doris says nothing, but then tells Veronica that the insurance won’t cover it all. She’ll have to sell the house and move in with her sister in Delaware. Veronica asks how much, and Doris asks if she can get back to her. Veronica says she always does. Doris tries to get herself invited to dinner, but Veronica tells her good-night. Doris tells Melissa she loves her and she’ll call. When she’s gone, Veronica says that bitch would get on a gnat’s nerves, and asks Melissa if her mother is on crack. She tells Melissa to watch it, or she’ll end up with saddlebags. She keeps trying to tell these ghetto bitches that you can’t eat so many carbs and processed food. Veronica takes her upstairs like she cares.

The room is still in bloody disarray. Veronica says that Melissa looks shook, but this is what happens when you leave a mess. The maid talks too much, and she wasn’t cleaning it, so that leaves Melissa. She wants her to clean it, and when she’s done, Veronica doesn’t want to see a speck of red anywhere. She has to find her checkbook, and hopes Melissa is worth it. The baby had better be healthy and cute. She leaves Melissa to clean. Melissa sits on the bed.

Charles knocks on Candace’s door. He says he has another campaign stop. He’s going to New York, and says it’s an important state. He says he can change his schedule by a couple of hours, but Candace says it’s okay. Her son is dead, but no one can do anything about it. He says he knows she’s hurting, and it helps to talk to someone. She asks if he’s a doctor. He says no, but if he was, he’d be the most expensive. He says in all honesty, they’ve vetted a lot of women for this process. and they had polish, but no edge, guts, or heart; they don’t have the ability to handle the seat, or make him feel like she does. He says he should have been honest from the beginning. She says he was; he told her the truth. Power tripping and info grabbing was just who he was trying to be. Charles says she gets him, and the smaller the bubble gets, the less people see him. Candace says that sometimes being powerful makes you invisible to those who want you. She tells him give it all up and stay with her, but he can’t do that; he wishes he could. He says he’ll always come visit. He tells her that he’ll let her grieve, and she thanks him.

Benny brings Hanna to Kathryn’s other house. Kathryn says she tried to call Hanna, but Hanna insists her phone didn’t ring. Kathryn tells them that the funeral home called and they’re ready, but they need some clothes. Benny thinks Candace needs to be a part of it. Hanna wonders why she should be a part of burying him, when she wasn’t there when he was alive. Benny says he knows he’s right, but Hanna says she’s not coming there. He says fine, and goes to call.

Hanna says she can’t keep staying either. Kathryn says she wants to give her this place. She’s moving into her father’s house when it’s ready. Hanna says she doesn’t want sympathy or a hand-out. Kathryn says she might not feel like it right now, but someone up there is looking out for her. Hanna wants to make her own way. Kathryn suggests she work for her again, and pay her a mortgage. Hanna says that she still can’t afford it. Kathryn says she’ll go to the bank with her and get a loan. Hanna says her credit stinks, and Kathryn reminds her that she’s on the board, and can make it happen. Hanna wants to think about it. Kathryn asks if she’d take it if she was Black. It hurt her when Hanna said she was her slave. Hanna says she was just upset, but Kathryn says a lot of small- minded people think the only way a Black maid can make it, is if a white woman helps her. She says that Hanna has helped her more than her family. She washed the blood out of Kathryn’s clothes when she had cancer, she saw Hanna praying for Kathryn’s children when Hanna didn’t know she was watching, and she brought peace into her house when Kathryn was in hell. Kathryn wants to give her something. To her, it looks like a lot, but to Kathryn, it’s nothing. She knows Hanna wouldn’t take what Kathryn would really like to give her, so let her offer this to show her gratitude and that she loves her. She says with some people, the harder they work, they still stay where they are. She’s seen it with her employees, and it’s okay to let someone give you a hand up. Hanna asks if she can think about it, and Kathryn says if she must. Hanna says she has to go through the funeral first. I have to mention what a beautiful directorial counterpoint is in this scene, with the two of them sitting across from one another.

Benny asks where Candace is, and says he’ll get her. She tells him that’s okay. He asks if War is still after her, and she says she’s fine. He tells her that they’re going to the funeral home, and they’ll come get her, but she says to just text the address, adding that she loves him.

Jim walks in while Benny is texting. He asks who Benny is, and Benny asks who he is. Jim asks where Kathryn is, but she walks out and asks what he’s doing there, and how he found her. He says it wasn’t that difficult. Hanna wants to get to the funeral home and let them talk. Kathryn says she’ll be right behind them, and Hanna leaves with Benny.

Kathryn tells Jim to get out. Jim says and go where? She burned down his house. She says that she’s glad it’s gone. He wonders what’s gotten into her, and she says that she doesn’t want to be there, or with him. He says that they need to have a meeting. She’s going to jail unless they get their story straight. He tells her to sit down and listen. She says that he forgot who he’s talking to, and that she burned it down to get rid of evidence. He says the evidence is on the stuff she put in storage, and she burned the house for no reason. She says that she doesn’t care; she was wishing he was in it, and I laugh. He says she should be so lucky. He thinks hanging around with that crazy bitch is making her crazy. Kathryn starts getting loud, and tells him to move out of her way. Jim says they love each other. She laughs, and says he loves his whores, and she loathes him and hopes he rots in hell. He says he’s still her husband and she’s still his wife. He starts taking off his clothes, and says he wants her. She tells him not to touch her. He grabs her, and she tells him stop it. He wants her to say please, but she won’t. He keeps repeating that he loves her and she loves him. She starts to cry, and he kisses her. He says he likes it when she’s angry. She kisses back. What? He says, good to see you, Kate.

Next time, David tells Jeffrey to stay away from Veronica, Candace argues with Benny, and Kathryn says she’ll blow Jim’s brains out just as easy as – well, you finish it.

👄 If Loving You is Wrong will return on Tuesday, September 19, at 9 pm.

💅 I happened to stumble upon The Real Housewives of Auckland, that Bravo snuck in on Saturday at noon, the same way they did with the Australian Wives. I loved seeing New Zealand, but it was the same show, same arguments, same pettiness, and the same overreactions, just a different corner of the world. It did make me kind of miss the Australian ladies. (And where have the Ladies of London been?) So in a nutshell, the country is fabulous, but instead of enjoying their wealth and privilege, these idiots have to argue.

In Case You Missed It

🦂 Viserion, tear down this Wall. 

I have to admit, the Night King did remind me a little of the Wicked Witch of the West.

August 22, 2017 – Sam Spills the Beans, War Brings On a War, Professor Perry & Never Say No

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

The diamond dude asks Anna why she wants to know about the stone, and she tells him that it’s an unofficial inquiry. He can’t help her, and says he could get arrested just for touching it. The diamond is stolen property.

Elizabeth calls Franco, and leaves a message saying she’s going to meet him at the studio.

Franco tells Ava that he has a proposal. She proposes this, and closes the door in his face.

Valerie chats with Kristina at Perks while she’s waiting for her blind date.

Curtis wants to know why Stella insisted that he wear a sportscoat for coffee. He asks what she’s up to, and she says she just wants him to meet a new friend. She could tell they’d hit it off. And there she is now – Valerie.

At the MetroCourt, Josslyn tells Carly she can ground her until school starts, and rope her into mother/daughter lunches, but she can’t make her enjoy it. Carly wants her to know how serious it is. Josslyn says if it hadn’t been for her and Oscar wandering around, Sonny would have died. Carly asks what if something would have happened.  Josslyn wonders why Carly won’t believe they’ll never do something like that again. Carly says she does believe it, because Josslyn is never seeing Oscar again. Wow. That’s a little harsh.

Alexis visits Sonny, and tells him that the Garvemeister almost caused the loss of Kristina’s father. Even if he leaves the business, no matter how hard they try, there will always be someone in the shadows to wreak havoc in their lives.

Sam wants to talk to Carly, but Jason wants her to wait. He leaves to find out about getting her discharged, and Andre pops in. He says he heard they were sending her home, and wonders if she needs to talk about what she did while she was sick before she leaves.

Sonny asks Alexis if she wants to talk about the trial. She doesn’t, but says it was stressful, and she’s not sure she did the right thing. If Julian had told her about Olivia-J, Sam wouldn’t have gotten sick. She says it will be hard for Sam, but Sonny says they’ll get through it. She says it’s exhausting wondering if your daughter is all right. Kristina comes in, and assumes that they’re talking about her (because everything is always about her), and that Alexis told Sonny about Parker.

Stella realizes that Curtis and Valerie know each other. Curtis says it didn’t end well, and Stella tells them to think of it as an opportunity to work out their differences. Valerie doesn’t think so. Curtis used her to gain access to a file, and it almost cost her career; then he dated her boss. Stella says that her favorite former in-law strikes again. Curtis says Jordan had nothing to do with it, and it was all his fault.

Ava tells Franco that she’s had her fill of offers from deranged men. He asks how many she knows. She says that she has no interest in some harebrained scheme. Franco says that technically, it’s her daughter’s scheme. He tells her about getting his dark paintings back, and that he wants to get rid of them. She says it sounds good on paper, but she’s never setting foot in the gallery again.

Elizabeth tells Jason about Franco moving in. She says it’s her life and her decision. After what they went through with Jake, she was hoping he’d accept it. It’s one thing they all have in common – their love for Jake. Jason makes noises about what Franco did to Sam a million years ago, and Elizabeth says he wasn’t well when he did those unforgivable things. I guess Jason doesn’t see any parallels here.

Andre says he knows about Sam’s hallucinations, and that it can be distressing, so he’s offering his services. Sam says at this point it doesn’t matter. He says hallucinations are like dreams; sometimes they’re random like pink elephants, but sometimes they have a subconscious element. She asks if he thinks she wanted this to happen.

Curtis explains to Stella about how he took pictures of a file that Valerie had, and almost got her in major trouble. Valerie says it all worked out, and Curtis says he’ll take Stella home. When Valerie is out of earshot, Stella asks how he could use her like that. He says that his investigation was going nowhere, and that he thought he could get away with it, but he was wrong. And it’s not the first time.

Ava tells Franco that Kiki means well. He says that Kiki thinks it would be a great idea for Ava to have a project. She says her inventory is gone; literally up in flames like her dignity and face. She asks why she would go back to the gallery, and be reminded about what she lost. He says all he sees in his art is proof of the damage he’s done and can’t atone for. He wanted to destroy it, but Kiki reminded him there’s a lot of money to be made. Ava says plus the added bonus of a good deed. Franco tells her that is work is still in demand, and it could be used for a lot of good things, like helping Elizabeth’s boys. He says he’ll up her commission, and she says not about the money. He says there must be some extravagance her heart desires. She looks at Valentin’s card on the table. Didn’t she rip that up???

Diamond dude tells Anna that the diamond wasn’t part of the Berlin necklace. There’s a code embedded in stones like that, and they’re all on record, but this isn’t one of them. She asks if he can identify it, and he tells her it’s from a high-profile jewelry heist.

Carly says that Josslyn hasn’t been honest, and Josslyn says like Carly was a saint at her age. She accuses Carly of trying to control her life. She says she has to go to the bathroom, unless Carly thinks she needs a chaperone.

Sonny tells Kristina that they were talking about Sam, but since she brought it up, what’s going on? Kristina explains that Parker is teaching at PCU. She says she’s an adult, and can take care of herself, and Alexis admits to having words with Parker. Sonny says they were probably nicer than the words he’d have with her. Kristina says she talked with Parker after Alexis left. Alexis wonders why she’d want to get involved, since she’s just getting her life back. Kristina says it’s her decision, and to stop obsessing about her love life, especially when they’re still dealing with the aftermath of Alexis’s. Alexis says good luck dealing with her recovery, it’s all good, and she walks out.

Andre tells Sam that hallucinations might be meaningless, or manufactured by the mind from something in the subconscious. Sam says they were mostly about Jason. She never felt need to protect him, and Andre asks if that’s no longer the case. She says it’s as if ever since he came back, it’s been different.

Jason tells Elizabeth that he gets it. She asks if he’s going to hold a grudge forever. Jordan comes along, and he says they’ll finish the conversation later. Jordan wants Jason to answer some questions about the evidence that disappeared the day he was at the station.

Ava tells Franco that the only thing she wants costs too much; the price is too high. He says she has a talent for speaking specifically, yet vaguely. She says it’s a gift, and he tells her that she has a lot of gifts. She says that the gallery is closed, and she’s let the staff go. Franco says even she admitted that scarcity drives up the price, and she asks why he wants to do this. He says that someone he loves, loves her, and he has a hard time saying no. He asks if she can say no to Kiki, and leaves.

Alexis sees Carly, and says it looks like they’re having the same day. Carly asks if Alexis’s daughter stormed out on her, and Alexis says she stormed out on her daughter. Carly says that she and Josslyn used to be close, and now they’re miles apart. Alexis tells her that she’s the mother of teenager, and Carly says it happened overnight. Alexis says she should take a step back, and Carly asks what if Josslyn gets hurt? Alexis says they have to learn lessons that lead to being better people. Carly asks how it’s working for her, like Dr. Phil.

Sonny tells Kristina that Parker took advantage of her, and it upset them. Kristina says that Sonny doesn’t talk to her the same way that Alexis does. It didn’t work out, but she discovered herself. How can she hate the person who helped her realize who she is? Sonny understands, but says when you’re a parent and you see child in pain, you want to stop it and don’t want it to happen again. Kristina says what about learning to fall and get back up? Sonny of all people should know about that.

Sam tells Andre that Jason is different, and maybe she is too. She used to think he was indestructible, and never worried he could die, but now she does. The more he invests in their life, the worse she gets. Andre thinks she should talk to someone. Not necessarily him, but someone she trusts enough to confide in. She says he’s right. She has to talk to someone.

Jason tells Jordan that he was at the station to ask about Julian’s trial, but found out he wasn’t needed. Jordan says there’s a gun missing, and asks if he would he know anything about it. He says there are cameras all over the place. She asks why he would want to protect who shot Sonny. She thinks he and Sonny want to go after shooter themselves, but he says that he left that life a long time ago. Jordan hopes that’s true, but says that she’s watching him and will get to the bottom of it. Sam has been listening from around the corner.

Diamond dude tells Anna that the stone is part of a set from a high profile smash and grab. She asks who carried it out?

Elizabeth is in the studio. Franco walks in, and she asks what happened, showing him one of the paintings he messed up. He tells her that he destroyed the painting because it’s ugly – the actions and impulses behind it were ugly. He’s separate from them now because he’s someone else. It’s still on him. but he was sick. How can he move beyond his past if he can’t acknowledge it? He wants to grow and evolve, not just for himself, but for her, the boys, and their future. Elizabeth says do it, and Franco tells her that he’s scared of losing her if he stops pretending the man he used to be didn’t exist. She tells him that the past is the past, and the future is theirs. They kiss, and I assume they get busy, but instead of a song part, we look at a painting.

Jordan sees Curtis at the hospital, and asks if Stella is okay. He says that he’s working on a case with Finn. She asks if he’s undercover somewhere fancy, and he says that Stella set him up on blind date. Jordan says it’s good that he’s getting out there, but he says it didn’t go very well. Among other things, it’s who she set him up with.

Kristina asks Valerie if she was stood up. Valerie says it was worse; the date was Curtis. Kristina hesitates to give any advice, since she just laid into her mom for giving it to her.

Alexis tells Carly that she knows every time she intervenes, Kristina will say she’s interfering. Carly asks what the answer is, and she says to let them make their own mistakes, within reason. If you tell anyone not to do something, they’ll want to.

Jason finds Sam’s room empty.

That’s because she went to Sonny’s place. She tells him that they need to talk.

Alexis tells Carly that things will get better when they’re older… she thinks. Josslyn comes back and Alexis tells them to enjoy lunch. Carly and Josslyn apologize to each other for being unkind. Carly says she realizes she can’t keep Josslyn a kid forever. She won’t stop her from seeing Oscar, but she’s still in restriction until school starts. If she wants to date Oscar, she has permission. Josslyn says they’re just friends for right now. Carly says she has errand to run. Josslyn thanks her and they hug.

Curtis tells Jordan about Valerie revealing to Stella how he broke her trust. He says Stella was disappointed, but he thinks he convinced her not to set him up again. Jordan says that she just set him up with the wrong person, and Curtis says she did. It wasn’t Jordan.

Valerie tells Kristina that her mom is just being parent. Kristina says more like a control freak. Valerie says she didn’t have prefect relationship with her mom, but that didn’t mean that they didn’t love each other. She’d give anything to see her mother again, even if it was for one more argument. She tells Kristina that time is precious, and not to waste a chance to make it right.

Jason asks if Andre has seen Sam, and he tells Jason she was discharged. Jason says she was supposed to wait for him. Andre tells him that there was someone she wanted to talk to.

Sonny tells Sam that Jason had told him she was being discharged, but he thought she’d be with him. Sam says that she appreciates everything he’s done, but she can’t lie anymore. Carly deserves truth. In one of those perfect soap moments, Carly walks in and says she couldn’t agree more. Sonny wants to explain. Carly says they should never promise each other they won’t keep secrets, because the promise is always broken. She asks wth is going on?

Alexis comes by Perks, and Valerie steps away to make a call. Alexis says she didn’t like how she and Kristina left things. They might not see eye to eye, but she’ll make an effort to respect Kristina’s choices. The important thing is that she loves Kristina. Kristina says that she loves Alexis too, and they hug. Valerie sees them, and smiles.

Curtis tells Jordan that he shouldn’t have said that; they agreed to end things. She says it’s the right thing. It’s who he wants to be for Stella, and that man does the right thing. Curtis hates the right thing. Jordan says it sucks, but don’t blame Stella. He should find someone who makes him happy. She goes down in the elevator, and he says she should too.

Ava transfers some funds into the gallery account.

Franco asks Elizabeth what brought that on. She says him. He doesn’t see what she does. He tells her that means a lot to him. She wonders what happened to him in New York. He gets a call, and takes it in the other room. She looks around and pulls out a painting.

Diamond dude says it’s up to the authorities to figure it out, and Anna says he’s right about that, and thanks him. When he’s gone, she scrutinizes the diamond. Andre walks in, and she puts it behind her back. He says she seems distracted, and she tells him that she’s thinking about her next case.

Carly asks if Sam is okay. Sam says that this is difficult to say. Jason walks in, and Sam says that she can’t do this anymore; she needs to be honest. She’s sorry, and Carly asks sorry for what? She tells Carly that she’s the one who shot Sonny.

Barring any eclipses, tomorrow, Ned is in the market for Alexis’s legal services, the prosecutor has a surprise witness at Julian’s trial, and Sam isn’t staying silent anymore.

The Haves and the Have Nots

Veronica and Kathryn watch as the Cryer mansion burns. Jim and David come running up, and they’re like, WTH? Jim asks what Kathryn is doing, and she says watching the house burn. He asks why she did it, and she says that she was hoping he’d be in it. Veronica tells Jim that she told Kathryn to do it, and asks him to explain about Jennifer’s body. Jim wonders how they’re going to explain this, and Kathryn says, very carefully. Veronica tells Jim that if they have the body, they have DNA. Jim says he had it taken care of, and had the house cleaned. Veronica says he took care of it all right; that’s why the body showed up in front of the news station.

David and Veronica banter. David tells Veronica to save it for the divorce hearing. She likes him getting all bold, and says it’s hot. Not as hot as Benny, but he might be on to something. Kathryn walks away, and Jim says they have to figure out what her story is going to be. David calls the fire department as the house continues to blaze.

The cops are combing the hotel for Candace. Landon asks Charles if everything is okay, and Charles says they have to talk. He asks if Landon likes his job. He’s not happy that Landon called the police, when he made it clear that he was to help Candace. Charles wants her. Landon asks why, and Charles is like, what? Landon rephrases it, and asks why she’s special. Charles says women aren’t his thing, so why does he care? Landon says that Charles is going to be president, and he’s dealing with a street level criminal. Charles says he and Candace aren’t that different. Landon thinks they are, and Charles says that would be a fatal mistake. He says he’s telling Landon one more time to help her, and that’s all. Landon apologizes and jets. Charles tells him to send in Vincent.

Charles asks Vincent what’s going on, and he says they’re looking for the young lady. He told the police that floor was covered, and if she returns, he’ll let them know. He asks if Charles wants to see her when she gets back, and he says he does.

Candace goes to the fleabag motel, where there’s still crime scene tape all over. She starts to cry. I don’t think we’ve ever seen her cry, and it’s quite heart wrenching. She asks where God is.

George wants to see Wyatt and find out if he knows anything about Jennifer’s murder. Justin asks to come along with Detective Hines, and Hines says he can follow.

In the hotel lobby, Jeffrey tells Landon to stay away from him. Landon asks if he knew Justin was going to be in his room, and when Jeffrey says no, Landon asks why. Jeffrey says he’s been showing up places. Landon says it sounds like stalking, but Jeffrey says Justin is merely crazy about him. Landon says or just crazy; the guy has problems. He identifies as straight, but Jeffrey is the object of his affections? Jeffrey says that his mom made sure he won’t be back, and on cure, Veronica joins them. She tells Jeffery she’s sick of him and “these girls.” She tells him that he’s coming home. She asks Landon if he has to check his lipstick, and he says he’s sure it’s better than her foundation. She tells him in his dreams. Landon leaves, and she reminds Jeffrey that she goes before the judge tomorrow to keep Quincy’s body out of evidence. He still refuses to come. He says Melissa tried to kill herself, and Veronica says she needs him to make sure she doesn’t bleed on her good sheets. Jeffrey says that Melissa is depressed, and Veronica says she’s just looking for attention. She’s carrying Veronica’s grandchild, and she wants Jeffrey to pick her up and take her back to the house. Candace walks by, and he says she must have found out her son died. Veronica says sorry, but apparently, her son wants the same thing. She tells him she’ll see him at home, and to stay away from the boys.

Candace waits at the elevator. Jeffrey asks if she’s okay, but she doesn’t say anything. She gets into the elevator, and the doors close.

There’s a knock at Wyatt’s door. It’s George, followed by Hines and Justin. Wyatt introduces Anna, and Justin asks if she’s his girlfriend. She says no, and Wyatt asks if Justin has to be there. George asks about his relationship with Jennifer, and he tells George about the deal they had. He asks if it’s still going to be honored, and if Jeffrey is still included, and George says yes. He tells Wyatt that he’s not here to talk about that; he’s here to talk about Jennifer’s murder. Wyatt says he knew she was dead, but didn’t know she’d been murdered. George tells him about the note saying that she was murdered by a Cryer. He asks how her relationship was with his parents. He says they hated her, but he didn’t know why. After she got his inheritance released, they got really pissed off. George asks how much it was, and Wyatt says $12 million. George asks how much Wyatt’s parents are worth, and Kathryn is worth $120 million, but Jim is worth nothing without her. He asks if they’re going to jail, and George says they’re building a case. Wyatt says they’re not good people, and George wants to hear about it. Wyatt wants Justin to leave first. Justin asks why, and he says he doesn’t like the way Justin treats his friends. Justin acts like he doesn’t know what Wyatt means, but George tells him to step outside. George asks Wyatt what he can tell him about his parents.

Candace goes to Charles’s room, shrugging Vincent off. She asks Charles for her phones, and he tells Vincent to get them. She calls Benny, and gets voicemail. She asks him to call her. Charles asks if she’s okay, and that he’s sorry. She asks what happened, and if he did this. He says of course not. All he knows is that Quincy Jr. was caught in a crossfire, but he’ll find out the details. She goes into her room, and closes the door. Is that a Birkin on the couch? She calls Erica, and says she needs her, telling her to come to the room. Erica says she’ll be right there, but of course calls War. She tells him where Candace is. She says she’ll try to keep her there, and to hurry. Boy, are they in for a surprise.

Candace calls Hanna. She asks if it’s true, and Hanna says it is. She asks what happened. Hanna tells her that War busted in looking for her. Mitch and Benny got into it, and War started shooting. Candace finishes for her, saying, and he shot her son. She asks where Quincy Jr. was, and Hanna says in the bathroom; she ran in there with him. Candace asks why Hanna didn’t protect him; he wouldn’t have gotten shot. Hanna says she was on top of him, and Candace asks why she didn’t get shot. Hanna doesn’t know. Candace calls her a liar, and says she’s the one who should be dead.

Next, Candace calls Mitch. He asks if she’s okay, and she asks if he would be. He says he’s sorry. She says she can’t believe it. She asks if they’re sure it was him, meaning War, and he says they all saw him. He shot the place up. He asks what she wants to do. She wants him dead. Mitch says okay. She asks what the plan is. He says just get him to his grandmother’s restaurant. She says she will.

Mitch calls the restaurant and says he’s coming – and he’s bringing War. The bartender laughs, and says finally Mitch is coming into the family. He says they’ll be ready – all of them – and he’ll let Mama Rose know.

There’s a knock at Candace’s door. It’s Erica. Candace tells her to sit. She eyeballs Erica for a while, and asks if Erica is with her. She asks why Erica’s dress smelled like War. She says that Erica doesn’t deal with that level of thug, so how did she pick up that fragrance? Erica says she’s scared to death of War. Candace asks again if she’s with her. She says War killed her son. Erica is shocked, and says she’s sorry. Candace says that War shot him. Erica asks why, and Candace says it’s okay. Erica says it’s not okay; it’s so wrong. Candace calls War. He says he’s looking for her, and she says she knows. He says that she lied to him, and she says she knows. War says she knows she’s got to die, right? He asks where she is and she gives him the room number, but says he knows it, while she looks pointedly at Erica. War tells her not to move, but she says she is. She says he shot her son. He tells her that it was an accident, and she says okay. He says he’s on his way. She says no, and hangs up. She’s been staring at Erica throughout the conversation, and Erica asks why she called him. Candace asks for Erica’s phone. Erica tries to skate, but Candace isn’t having it, and she hands it over. It rings. It says unknown caller. Candace hands the phone back and tells her to answer it – on speaker phone. She waits for about a thousand rings, and it’s David. Oh man, that was a moment for real.

David says he can’t make it back tonight. He and Erica go blah-blah-blah, and Erica says she’s on the other line with a friend who’s having trust issues. She says she’s a good friend, and is going to screw up the only good thing in her life because of trust. Erica says that she’ll call him. They hang up, and Erica tells Candace that she’s her girl, she always has been, and not to doubt that. Candace just keeps staring at her stone-faced, and she starts begging. Candace says don’t touch her. She tells Erica to come with her. They’re going to dinner.

Candace brings Erica to Malone’s Restaurant. Erica goes to the bathroom. Mitch greets Candace. He says their table is almost ready. He quietly tells her that when it goes down, stay low. His guys are good, and don’t worry. She says that she’s not, and Mitch says that he’s looking out for her. He asks if War is on the way, and Candace says Erica is probably calling him now. Mitch is surprised about Erica, and tells Candace again that he’s looking out for her and to stay low. Candace tells him to just kill that a-hole. Mitch leads her to the table. Mitch is just super-hot and has a super-hot personality.

Benny sits in the interrogation room. An officer comes in, and he asks if he can go or not. The officer says he’s free to go, and gives Benny his phone. Fastest. Exit. Ever. In the parking lot, Benny calls Hanna. She asks what they said, and he still doesn’t know what happened. He asks her to pick him up, and she says she’ll be right there.

Charles is at some press conference where a guy is making a big fuss over him, saying what a wonderful senator he is, and how amazing he is at so young an age. The guy says he’s good for the state of Georgia, and he’s good for the entire United States. He introduces Charles as the next President of the United States. Everybody cheers.

At the restaurant, Erica peruses the menu, while Candaces stares daggers at her. War walks in. Candace gives him a half-smile, and he sits next to Erica.

Charles asks for moment of silence for Quincy Jr. Hanna is watching on the TV, and he says he knows members of the family personally.

War’s guys start to gather in the restaurant, standing in front of the door. Candace flashes back to him abusing her, raping her, and killing her son, even though she wasn’t there for that one. A massive shootout happens, with people diving for cover or pulling out guns. Apparently, Mitch’s guys are most of the restaurant patrons. And they are good.

Charles has his moment of silence.

Mitch gets up off of Candace. Everything is busted up, and quite – WAR IS DEAD. Now I forgot what I was going to say. Erica is still alive, although probably not for long. She’d ducked underneath a table.

Charles thanks everyone, and says the family would appreciate it. Hanna is like WTH???

Next time, Veronica makes Melissa clean up the mess she left (she is just the worst – I love it), Mama Rose asks if Erica should live, and Jim insists that Kathryn still loves him.

🎓 If you get a chance, check out Oprah’s Master Class with Tyler Perry. He talks about his beyond rough childhood, how he was compelled to write, and how his faith continues to see him through. He seems like a rare really good guy, and gives a lot of wise life advice. I’m not a huge fan of Oprah‘s, but I love me some Tyler Perry, and he did not disappoint. It was a very fast hour.

🎭 Never Say No

Alexis and Carly commiserating about teenage angst reminded me of this song from The Fantasticks. I once studied with Word Baker, the director of the original play, and thought this version was the closest to what he’d do. Unfortunately, YouTube had neither the original nor the entire song from the film with Joel Grey, which is well worth checking out. The song itself begins around the first minute. There’s a bit of dialogue first. Oh yeah, I’m sure my father would be very proud that all the money paid for my classes was well spent, now that I do karaoke. 🎤

 

August 15, 2017 – Evidence Disappears, a Mansion Burns & Mediterranean Season is Over

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Alexis and Kristina are having a picnic in the park. Alexis tells Kristina that she doesn’t know if her testimony helped or hurt Julian. Kristina tells Alexis to give herself a break and chill. Alexis asks how registration went, and Kristina says you know how it is. Alexis doesn’t, and asks how is it?

Ava talks to herself, saying that all she needs is a referral from the Prince of Darkness, and sell her soul to get her face back. Oh for Pete’s sake. I don’t believe Nikolas is dead, but even if Valentin killed him, he’s not all that bad. She won’t choose vanity over justice for Nikolas, and puts Valentin’s card away again. I note that she hasn’t thrown it away, so maybe she will be choosing vanity yet. Griff knocks at the door. He says he was out for a walk, and asks if she’d like to join him and give the world another go.

Josslyn meets Oscar at the bridge. She says it sounded urgent. He asks if she wants to go to a concert in the park tonight.

Michael and Nelle have their picnic basket ready. She’s glad he’s taking a break from his responsibilities, but Nelle’s phone rings. She says she’ll be right there, and tells Michael it was the police. They want her to answer some questions about Sonny’s shooting.

Dante says he got new information on the gun. They found a posting on the Dark Web about a gun for sale, and they’re going to ask the guy some questions. He tells Sonny whatever secret he’s trying to hide is going to come out, so spill it now.

Jason asks for a word with an officer at the station.

Carly storms into Sam’s room, saying she knows what Sam did to Sonny. Carly is starting to get on my nerves.

Griff walks in and Ava says not to be rude, but she didn’t invite him in. He tells her the fresh air will do her good. She says she doesn’t need to go out. She just orders something and it shows up. She says she’s not afraid of the world; the world is afraid of her. Every time she goes out the townspeople come after her with torches and pitchforks. He tells her doctor’s orders; she needs to get out. She asks if it’s the doctor or priest talking. Griff says maybe he’s asking as a friend.

Alexis says she doesn’t blame Kristina if she’s uncomfortable with the new school year. She says she’s not, but thanks for the reminder. Alexis says it’s a fresh start, and a chance to reinvent herself. Kristina says she likes herself the way she is. She asks Alexis what’s wrong, and sees Parker standing behind her.

Oscar tells Josslyn that the concert is classical, and then goes full-on jazz. He thinks she’ll love it. Josslyn is about to text Trina, but Oscar says he’d like it to be just them. She asks like a date? and he says exactly.

Sonny says the gun wasn’t his, and asks why Dante is hounding him. The Big Garve ambushed him and tried to kill him. He’s dead; isn’t that enough? Dante thinks that Sonny is trying to cover up for a third shooter, and tells him he should teach a master class in stalling.

Carly starts throwing stuff around. Sam says she didn’t know what she was doing, but Carly says there’s no getting away from this, and puts her hand on Sam’s throat. Sam wakes up (as I suspected, but that doesn’t let Carly off the hook for getting on my nerves). Carly is there, and says she had a bad dream.

Parker exchanges pleasantries with Kristina. Alexis says it’s a surprise, at least for her. She finds out that Parker is teaching at PCU, and she hopes Kristina didn’t enroll in the class. Kristina says no, but Molly did.

At the park, Griff says something about a boombox, and Ava tells him to be careful or people will think he hasn’t updated his tech since the 80s. He says, look, made her laugh, but he can’t see her face. She tells him consider himself lucky. The worst are the people who deliberately don’t look at her. He tells her sometimes people don’t know what to do or say, so they do nothing, but it’s their problem not hers. She says easy for him to say; he’s not living in her skin. He tells her she’s right, but he knows her life isn’t over. It just shifted a little.

Josslyn sees Michael and Nelle. Michael introduces himself, since Oscar has already met Nelle. Josslyn talks about the concert. Michael says Nelle covered for her as long as she could, and now’s the time to come clean about the shell casing.

Carly hopes she didn’t disturb Sam. She asks if it’s the disease causing the dream, but Sam says it was just a dream. Carly asks if she wants to talk about it, and wonders what Sam had to tell her yesterday. Sam doesn’t want to bother her, but Carly says nonsense; they’re like family, and Sam can tell her anything. Jason walks in. He says Sam needs her rest; when she gets home with the kids, that’s not going to happen. Carly says she’ll visit another time, hopefully at home. Jason and Sam hug. Carly watches through the window.

Kristina tells Alexis that Molly needs the class for her minor, and Parker says she’ll be honest and fair. Alexis is more concerned about her respecting boundaries. Parker wishes them a good night. Alexis wonders why no one told her. She thinks they came down on her for not being honest, and she felt horrible and vowed to do better. She suggests they do the same, since open and honest communication goes both ways.

Ava asks Griff about surgery. He tells her go easy with online searches. She asks if he’s afraid she’ll get sucked in by an online quack. He tells her to bring whatever she finds to him, and he’ll help. She wonders why he’s interested in her case, and he says she’s not a case, but a person. Maybe she’s pitying herself and projecting onto other people. She says that’s what therapist suggested, and he says maybe therapy wasn’t a waste of time after all.

Under the guise of getting lemonade, Alexis follows Parker. She asks Parker wth she’s doing?

Josslyn is afraid Carly will freak when she finds out she’d been at the construction site. Michael says Nelle isn’t going to perjure herself so she doesn’t get in trouble. Oscar volunteers to go, since he’s the one who found it. Josslyn gives him the necklace, and he says he’ll call when they’re done. Michael says it was cool of him to step up like that. Josslyn says he is cool, and not to blame him for something she did. He tells her that if you break rules, you have to expect the consequences. Carly is going to find out the truth, and it would be best if it came from her.

Carly visits Sonny. He says he’s walking around as much as he can. She calls him a model patient, and says when he’s good, she’s suspicious. She tells him about Sam being upset and how Jason shut it down before she could talk. She says that she got the feeling you get when everyone knows something and you’re out of the loop. Sonny says there’s something he needs to tell her.

Alexis asks Parker if it’s a weird coincidence. Parker says that she was offered tenure. Alexis hopes she doesn’t blow it over a co-ed. She asks if Parker is coming back for round three. Parker says she didn’t know Kristina would be there, and Alexis says it’s her home town. She wonders how Parker’s wife feels about it, and asks if she’s going to derail Kristina’s life again, now that she’s gotten it together. Kristina says that’s enough.

Griff and Ava share a flask. Suddenly, Griff thinks something stung him. She asks if he’s been stung by a bee before. It appears he’s allergic.

Sam tells Jason about her dream and how Carly was yelling, and said she’d make her pay. He says it’s just a nightmare. Sam says that Carly was there when she woke up, and couldn’t have been kinder. The guilt isn’t going away, and she thinks Carly will understand. Jason says she will, but please wait until the investigation is closed.

Carly asks Sonny how worried she should be. He says he didn’t want to tell her until things calmed down. Michael and Josslyn interrupt. He says Josslyn has something she needs to tell Carly. Carly says it’s her night for it. Josslyn says it’s about the shell casing. Nelle wasn’t the one who found it; she was covering for her. Oscar found it when they went to the construction site.

Oscar tells Dante about finding the casing. He swears they had no idea Sonny was there. Dante says it’s good he came forward, but since he’s a minor, Dante has to tell his parents. Oscar gives Dante his mom’s number. Nelle says he did good, and he says he hopes so.

Dante goes to the interrogation room. Gun dude wants lawyer. He says they’ll just find out they have him dead to rights. Money has been going to his account in exchange for guns. He’s going away for a long time, and Dante wants to make it easier on him. He shows gun dude a picture of the gun, and says all they want to know is who he sold it to.

Kristina apologizes. Parker says she admires how much Kristina’s mother cares about her. She has to leave, and says she’ll see her around, but probably not. Kristina says Alexis doesn’t trust her to handle her own life. Alexis says she doesn’t trust Kristina to tell her about it. Kristina says she’s not a victim. Just because Alexis can’t own up to her bad choices, doesn’t mean Kristina can’t. She immediately apologizes, but Alexis says she’s right, and tells her to enjoy the concert.

Ava brings Griff back to the apartment. Griff thinks they should go to the hospital, but Ava tells him to quit whining. He reminds her that only one of them has a medical degree, but Ava says Kiki is mildly allergic, and she has a homemade remedy on hand. Some kind of lavender oil. Before he whines to the hospital, they should see if they can handle it there. He takes his shirt off, and I hear a collective wow.

Carly asks why Josslyn didn’t tell her. Josslyn says that she didn’t want Carly to know she was sneaking off with Oscar. Carly asks what if she got caught in the middle of the gunfire or demolition? Josslyn says she knows, it scared her almost as much as telling Carly. Sonny says that they saved his life, but she has to be honest with her mom. Josslyn wants to go back to the concert, but Carly tells her that she’s home all weekend now. Michael stops the argument before it starts, telling Josslyn to come with him. Outside, he tells her don’t push it; she got off light. Sonny asks if Carly isn’t being too hard. She says lying by omission is still lying. D’oh!

Jason tells Sam that the police can still press charges, and she should concentrate on healing. The kids need their mom. Jason’s phone rings. He has to take care of something, and says he’ll be back.

Dante says only one gun like that was sold in the past month. Gun dude says they don’t use real names. Dante says asks him what the guy looked like, and he says he sold it to a woman.

Ava says Griff will smell great and the pain will go away quickly. She massages the oil into his back, and then it’s his turn to say wow. He tells her that he might have the MD, but she’s a miracle worker. He can’t thank her enough. They look at each other.

Kristina asks Parker if she wants company. Parker says sure. They look at each other. Lots of meaningful looks today.

Carly tells Sonny that she’s grateful everything turned out okay, but who is this girl sneaking out? Sonny says Carly has done worse, but she says she doesn’t want Josslyn to be like her; when did she turn into a rebel? Sonny laughs, saying she is too, and when he’s not pissed off, he finds it attractive. Sometimes he finds it attractive because it pisses him off. Carly asks if he’s flirting or stalling. He tells her that he’s rescheduling his PT, but promises he’ll go. He’s alive, they’re all safe, and that’s what matters. She kisses him.

Sam looks at her kids’ pictures, and says she’ll be home soon. She wonders how she’ll make peace with what she’s done.

Dante asks gun dude what she looked like. A lawyer walks in, and says no more questions. Dante says it’s not over. When he leaves the room, an officer approaches him, and tells him that the third gun is missing.

On the bridge, the officer Jason talked to earlier gives him the gun. He asks if he and Mr. Corrinthos are square now, and Jason says that he’ll be grateful.

At the station, the officer tells Dante that Jason was at the station earlier, waiting to talk to Jordan.

Jason takes gun out of the bag, removes the clip, wipes it down, and throws it into the water.

Next time, Griff says he’s tempted, Curtis stops Finn from chasing Hayden, and Franco returns.

The Haves and the Have Nots

We ended last week with Charles giving Candace the choice of throwing Benny under the bus for Quincy’s murder. Or not.

Candace tells Charles that it isn’t an option, but Charles says that Benny was at the scene. She wonders how he knows that, but says she’ll turn herself in first. He says he never knew that kind of love. She says he has children, and she read he was madly in love with his wife. He tells her that’s true, and asks why she forged Benny’s name on the loan documents. She’s shocked at how much he knows, and asks if he knows what color panties she’s wearing. He says the story would have worked, but she says she wasn’t planning on going to his inauguration anyway. She asks him to leave. He says she turned down the gift of a lifetime and she says, no, he did.

There’s a knock at Wyatt’s door. Anna answers and rolls in a suitcase. She tells Wyatt she won’t take up much space. She asks how he’s feeling, and he says the daytime isn’t as much of a problem. She tells him to fill out his questionnaire. She picks it up, and asks what his goals in life are. He says she’ll think it’s stupid, but he always wanted to be a fireman. His parents thought it was stupid; they wanted him to work for the family company, like his sister had, and they saw how that turned out. Anna asks about Amanda, but he says he never talks about it. She says she’ll check into getting him a fireman’s exam. Dr. Jarvis knows a lot of people, so if everything goes well, he might be able to get in. She says his first goal is doing research. He says ever since he was a kid, his life was planned out for him. Anna thinks there’s more, but Wyatt says nothing he wants to share. He asks what she wants to do. There’s a camera on the table, and he tells her that it was left by the guy who lived there before him. She suggests they take pictures of firehouses for inspiration.

Wyatt’s phone rings. It’s new DA George who informs him that old DA Jennifer is dead. They want to talk to him – just a formality. Wyatt suggests they come to his place right now. He tells Anna that the DA wants to talk to him. She wonders if they should call a lawyer, but he says he didn’t do anything wrong. (Well, there’s his first mistake.) Anna says she’s his shadow, so they’ll wait together.

Veronica takes Hanna in to see Benny. Kathryn waits with Mitch. She wonders what Benny is being questioned about, and asks Mitch how long he’s known him. Mitch says ten years, and he’s a good friend, but he doesn’t know Hanna that well though. Kathryn asks if Hanna knows who he is, and he says he’s just Mitch. She says that whenever she tries to be just Kathryn, Hargrave comes to the surface. He says that life isn’t for him. She asks if he’s dating anyone, and he says, no, why? She says she’ll be single soon, and she could use a man life him. He asks how much she pays, but she says she doesn’t – he’ll be paying her. He asks if she’s joking, and says he’s out of there. She says he doesn’t know what he’s missing.

Benny tells Hanna that he’s sorry. She asks what’s going on and why he’s there. He doesn’t want her to worry, but she says it’s too late for that. Benny says he can’t talk. Hanna asks what happened, and he says nothing. She asks if he killed Quincy, and he says he already told her no. She says there were two people and one was a man, so who did it? He says he doesn’t know. Veronica asks if he’s sure. Hanna wants him to look her in the eye and tell her, and he does. He says they asked him about it, and she says what’s up with the Secret Service? He says her guess is as good as his, and they wanted his DNA. Veronica is like, what? She calls for the guard, saying that she’s talking to a supervisor about these clowns.

Benny tells Hanna that he’s telling her the truth. She says she knows, and knows that he didn’t kill Quincy. She asks if he’s sure it was Jeffrey, and he says he is. She says it’s that girl (meaning Candace). Her baby is dead, and she hasn’t even called. Benny thinks maybe she doesn’t know. He says Hanna should call her, but Hanna can’t be bothered, saying she doesn’t care. She tells him not to trust that whore, and that Kathryn can find him another lawyer. She wonders what Candace has done now, saying she’s a walking tsunami. She wishes she could have kept him and Quincy Jr. away from her. She begs God for some relief. Benny says they’ll make it through this.

Veronica makes a call outside. She gives someone the names Harrison and Downs, saying they claim to be from the Secret Service or Homeland Security, and they’re not telling her anything. She asks for information on them, and says she’ll be waiting. She goes back inside and sits. Justin goes to the desk and gives the desk sergeant some task so she leaves. He grabs Veronica by the arm, and she says, “Girl, you’re strong.” Omg, she’s the best at being the worst. He tells her to delete the video. She tells him to do it; go ahead and take it from her. He tells her that she has no idea what he’s capable of, and she says his wife doesn’t know what he’s capable of, but she’ll find out in open court. She says he has a nervous twitch, and asks if he’s all right. He asks her to please delete the video. She says that she asked him to stay away from her son, and instead he went from stairwells to rooms. He apologizes, and asks for the video. She says she won’t be doing that. He asks if she’s going through with this, and she tells him, you bet your sweet ass. He says she won’t like the outcome. She asks if he’s going to hit her with rainbows and feathers, and I laugh. She sits back down, and Justin leaves.

There’s a knock at Erica’s hotel room door. It’s Candace. Erica tells her that she should have called. Candace says that she’s frustrated. She just met a very powerful man. She thought she had him, and thought if she played it right, she could get more out of him, since she got him to go crazy. When he drinks, he’s passive and nice, but when he’s sober, he’s like a beast. He knew everything about her. Erica says it’s kind of scary. Candace says he offered to change her life if she gave up Benny for Quincy’s murder. Erica thinks that’s not a bad idea, and Candace cracks her one across the face, telling her not to forget her place. Erica apologizes. Candace says she’s just stressed, and talking to him is like talking to a snake. She tells Erica that the dress she borrowed had a scent, and it was the cheap cologne that War wears. Erica says she doesn’t deal with him. Candace says they’re cool, but she’ll throw Erica out a window if she’s lying. She asks for another dress. Erica offers for her to stay there, and Candace says she should have David’s credit card by now. Erica says she’s working on it, and Candace says she’d better be. She takes a dress and leaves.

Erica runs to the phone and calls War. She tells him to get this bitch; Candace just slapped her. He says he’s working on some stuff right now, and he’ll call her back. Erica says Candace is at the hotel, but he says he knows.

War wants to head to Mitch’s family restaurant. One of his gang reminds him that’s mob territory, but he doesn’t care.

Veronica tells Kathryn that she’s waiting for a phone call. Kathryn tells Hanna they have a lot of work to do. Hanna says she almost forgot. Mitch says he’s sorry, and she says it’s not his fault. Mitch and Hanna leave, but George walks in, and tells Kathryn he wants to talk to her about Jennifer; they found her body. She asks what happened, and he says they don’t know, but were hoping she could tell them. Kathryn’s house was the last place Jennifer made a call from. Veronica tells George that he knows better than this, and tells Kathryn not to say anything else. She says he needs a warrant, and he says he’ll get one. She tells him to do that, and he says she represents a lot of people. She tells Kathryn she’ll meet her at home in fifteen minutes.

Jeffrey visits Melissa, who rolls her eyes when she sees him. She tells him to get out. He says he was thinking about her. She doesn’t care, and he says he’s sorry about everything. She tells him good-bye. He says he doesn’t want her hurting herself, and this will work out. She asks if her father will come back to life. He says no, and she tells him that she has nothing else to say.

Melissa’s mother, Doris, comes into her room, and tells her to stop acting this way. She asks Jeffrey if Melissa is giving him a hard time. Jeffrey says no, and he’ll leave. Doris tells him to stay, and says that Melissa did this twice as a teenager, now this. She says Melissa needs to grow up at some point. Jeffrey says there’s treatment. Doris asks who’s paying for it? She’s not into taking handouts, but she hears he’s into taking hand j*bs; Melissa told her everything. Melissa glares at her like Regan looking at Karras in The Exorcist. Jeffrey tells her that he’s gay, but for her information, anyone get a hand j*b. Doris tells Melissa that she’s got to stop this. She can’t bury Melissa’s father and take care of this. She says it’s best for all of them, and Melissa asks what about her? Doris calls her selfish, and says if she has the baby, everything will be okay. She asks Jeffrey to forgive her daughter and tell his mother she’ll do better. She says nice to meet you, like this is an everyday thing. Melissa says, see? Just like his mother, and tell her again why she wants to live. Jeffrey says he doesn’t know how, but it will get better. She asks him to go. He says he’s sorry, and she says that she is too.

There’s a knock at Candace’s door. It’s Charles. She doesn’t want to deal with him, but he has something to tell her. She doesn’t care as long as he’s not messing with her brother. He says it’s about her son. He was asked to speak about violence, and her son was the one caught in the crossfire. She thinks Charles had something to do with it, but he says he would never. She asks where he is, and Charles tells her that he was shot; he’s not going to make it. I guess he’s telling her like the old joke about the cat on the roof. She asks where, and Landon tells her the fleabag motel. She starts to cry, and Charles says he’s sorry. She tells them to get out, and slams the door behind them. Candace weeps, and says, oh God, over and over.

Outside the Cryer mansion, Veronica hands Kathryn matches, and starts pouring gasoline on everything. Kathryn asks what she’s doing, and she says that she loves starting fires, and if Jim is in there, it will be more fun. She tells Kathryn that the evidence has to be destroyed. Kathryn isn’t keen on burning down her house, but Veronica says no evidence, no crime, and she’s not being dragged into this. She says to light the damn match. Kathryn does, and Veronica asks if she’s sure Jim isn’t in there. Kathryn says, who gives a damn? and throws the match on the gas. They step away and watch, like a twisted Lucy and Ethel.

Next time, Landon tells Charles it’s asinine, Candace asks Erica if she’s with War, and Mitch tells Mama Rose that he’s delivering War.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season Two Reunion

Or as I call it, the cheap-ass reunion that Andy does with everyone crammed in the clubhouse.

First, wtf is Hannah wearing? Everyone looks gorgeous, but she’s wearing a very odd necklace that looks like a car part. Andy tells us everyone is excited about the reunion happening, but you couldn’t tell that by the budget. He asks who’s working together, and Hannah picks her perfect crew from whatever season. Moving on.

Captain Sandy is up. They show clips where Hannah thinks she’s a micromanager, but that wasn’t the vibe I got during the overall season. Andy asks the captain if it bothers her to be mistaken for chief stew, but that’s a no. I didn’t think so. Sandy is a pretty laid-back chick. It also reminds me of an embarrassing moment when I thought a woman who worked for an airline was a flight attendant, and she was a pilot. She was cool about it, but I wanted to die. Next up is Bobby being a jerk. Lauren is briefly in the hot seat about not having Bobby’s back. Oh wow. They have last names. Um… Lauren isn’t Chef Ben, even though his name pops up underneath her. Bobby insists both Hannah and Lauren are lying, even though Hannah hasn’t said anything about him… yet. Malia thinks about doing Wes her laundry. Bobby blabs about some party where he claims Lauren threatened something, and Andy actually says what we’re all thinking – who cares? Everyone has text messages about everyone. I wonder if Captain Sandy has left by now.

Andy talks about Bobby treating Hannah poorly, including on Watch What Happens Live. Andy asks if anything has happened between Hannah and Malia. Malia says not yet, and Hannah tells her see you later. Ha-ha! Andy asks if Lauren went out with Bobby to get on the show – she’d accompanied him to WWHL – but she says that was just a coincidence. A producer approached her.

We move on to Chef Adam and the Onion Incident. He claims he couldn’t make a tasty broth without onions, and then it turned spiteful. Captain Sandy says to her knowledge, she’s never had a chef do that before, but had she known he lied to her three times, she would have had no choice but to fire him. She says she’s disheartened about how he treated several of the crew members. It wasn’t the guy she thought she knew. He says he regrets it, but blames it on being heartbroken. Malia says it’s rough to go through, but some of it was unacceptable. Wes says it’s not an excuse.

The spotlight is on Hannah hooking up with Jason. Andy asks if making out with a charter guest is ever okay, and asks if he was her kryptonite. She suggests we look at Jason with no shirt. Andy asks Bugs about going to Bobby first about the texts on the iPad, and she says she wasn’t being malicious; she just ran into him first. Bugs asks why Hannah didn’t talk to her about it, and Hannah uses Bugs’s acting experience as a reason not to trust her. Andy asks Bobby why it was okay for him to hook up with a guest. He says he didn’t care if Hannah hooked up with anyone. He thought if there was love interest in a charter guest, go for it. Captain Sandy is like, no, just no. We find out that he’s gotten together with Paula since the charter. Andy brings up Jason having been in the WWHL audience, and saying he’s not the one who went in for the kiss. Hannah says he likes to stir the pot, and other than hellos on social media, they haven’t kept in touch. Captain Sandy is disappointed that she wasn’t told the truth. She says it’s about putting them on the right path. Hannah says she didn’t lie, but the captain says she watched the show. Hannah tells her all she saw was the door close, but I watched the show too – more than once – and she ran after him, and knocked on the door before it closed.

Andy tells us that Malia spent most of the season deciding where to park her love boat. Ha-ha! He’s so corny. We go over all the back and forth, and the texts, and how she knew Adam before the charter. Andy asks about how they met, but there isn’t much more information than we knew already. FYI, they only kissed and there was a connection. Andy stirs it by saying Adam had said that he loved her. He says his father knew the day he met his mother that she was the one. Not that he felt like that. Malia says everything was too intense on the boat, and Adam agrees. Andy asks if they regret lying about it, and they both say they do. Malia says it wasn’t intentional, but after Bobby and Lauren’s history came out, they decided it was best to keep it quiet. Wes says that Adam never said anything to him, or it would have changed the ballgame. Max talks about them saying hello as though they were meeting for the first time. Andy says they’ve gotten a lot of viewer feedback about Malia leading both Adam and Wes on. She admits to doing her fair share, but being on a yacht for six weeks heightens your emotions, and you don’t get to live a normal life. Plus, the cameras. Adam keeping quiet for so long is brought up again. Why doesn’t everyone just agree that he’s a big baby and move on? Andy asks if Wes and Malia are seeing each other, and she says every now and then, but they’re in different places. Then we find out they’re staying in the same room. Wes says it’s good they got off the boat, so they could date normally. Then it comes out that they’re an official couple and going to South Africa together. And meeting each other’s parents. Andy tells them don’t lie to daddy. Everyone seems pretty friendly at this point, but Andy wants to hear that Adam is hurting. He doesn’t give Andy the satisfaction though, and says they’re a great couple.

Andy asks who’s hooked up with each other, and it’s nobody. Just kisses here and there. They talk about Adam slut-shaming Malia, but she’s over it. Chrissy Teigen had a poll about giving vs getting a wedgie. It distresses me to hear that 77,000 people voted. A viewer asks why Adam didn’t expose Malia sooner. Because he still thought he had a chance.

Malia becoming lead deckhand is discussed next, and we see clips. A viewer asks if Captain Sandy would have still backed Wes’s decision, and she says she would. If she would have known Bobby wanted to be a captain, she would have had him on the bridge more, but she thought Malia showed more interest and believes Wes is a professional. Max is asked how he feels. He says she’s good at what she does, but Malia did spend more time with Wes. Someone asks why Bobby is such a man-baby and always whining. He whines that he doesn’t understand why people think he’s whining. Malia comes to his defense, and everyone is proud of Bobby, who’s driving boats now. All of a sudden, I see a scene in my head from The King and I where the child king says he likes boats.

We cover Hannah’s laziness. Lauren says Hannah and Bugs have different management styles. They’re both good at what they do, but do it differently. Bugs says she doesn’t think she’s better than anyone, and Lauren is called out for playing both sides. She admits she did because she’s a people-pleaser, and respects the hierarchy. Adam is asked who he’d rather work with, and he says the chef usually butts heads with the chief strew so it wouldn’t matter who it was. A viewer asks if Lauren did anything except laundry, and we all laugh. Someone points out that Bugs seemed petty, and she makes some excuse about just being informative. Hannah says Bugs did whatever she was asked, even though there was some attitude, but that’s par for the course. They’re exhausted, stressed, and have a lot of pressure on them.

Andy claims he isn’t trying to pick a scab, BUT Adam’s eyes are misty, and blah-blah-blah, Andy feels like he’s more hurt than he’s letting on. Adam says that Wes and Malia kill it as a couple, and he’s not going to change that. At some point you grow up and wish them well. Andy asks if Adam still loves her, and Adam says sorry to disappoint you, Andy, but no. Really he just says no, but I’m sure he was thinking that. Andy takes a poll and most of the crew is single. Captain Sandy is asked who she’d like to work with again, and she says she loves them all. She says it was a pleasure to work with them, but team work makes the dream work, and don’t lie to your captain. Captain Lee has sayings too, but they usually involve body parts. Andy asks about regrets. Hannah says she would have waited to exchange texts with Jason until they were off the boat. She also would have given the captain more leeway for an adjustment period. Bugs would have come to Hannah sooner, and Max would have spent more time at the bridge. Malia says that she would have made her decision sooner, and Adam wonders why he kept the secret so long. Lauren has no regrets, except her people pleasing, and that’s who she is. Bobby also has no regrets, but learned what not to do.

Andy thanks everyone and the season is officially over.

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August 8, 2017 – Sam Gets the Truth, Mama Rose is on the Warpath & a Croatian Farewell

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Olivia-F-now-Q presents cannolis to Dillon and he’s impressed. She’s impressed with the kitchen at the Quartermaine mansion. Monica wants a word with her.

Hayden says they’re taking their first vacation to Zanzibar. She says it will be amazing and just what they need, getting as far away as possible.

Michael hasn’t had any sleep. Nelle asks if he’s okay, and he says he’s been here before. Nelle asks if Sonny has a habit of getting ambushed and shot, and Michael is like, sorta. She tells him that Sonny’s call would have been closer if not for Josslyn’s friend. Michael wonders why a shell casing necklace, and Nelle thinks that Oscar didn’t know what it was. Michael hopes it was a friendship bullet casing necklace since Josslyn is too young to date. Carly comes by and gives Michael the good news that Sonny is safe.

Even though she doesn’t want to, Josslyn tells Oscar that she has to give the necklace back to him.

Jason finds Sam’s room empty. Deanna wonders where she went.

Sam tells Sonny that the doctors say she’s going to recover, but parts of her mind are a blur, and what she remembers doesn’t make sense. Sonny says they’ll figure it out together – before she shoots someone else the way she shot him. Way to drop that bomb.

We hear a bunch of crashing and banging. Cook is laying waste to the kitchen. Monica says she guards her territory like a well-trained attack dog. Olivia says the kitchen is the heart of the home, but Monica says at the mansion, it’s cook’s domain. She says it should be a nice break to have someone else do the cooking, but Olivia says not for her. Monica suggests she feed her soul at the MetroCourt. Monica tells her not to feel bad, since she’s not allowed in kitchen either. Olivia says she’ll never be a part of the family.

Finn doesn’t know if he can take off work, but Hayden says that Monica owes him. He says she saved his job. She says soon they’ll be consumed with wedding prep and then she’ll be too pregnant to do any prep. She says this will be their last chance in a while to get away. Finn asks if she’s feeling all right. She says she’s just excited, and it’s the best thing for them. Finn says he’s in under one condition – they make it their honeymoon

Josslyn explains to Oscar that she loves the necklace. It’s awesome, and no one has ever made anything for her before. She thinks it’s special. He asks why she has to give it back. She says her mom will get the wrong idea and flip out. She tells him it was made from a bullet.

Carly says Sonny is almost back to his old self. Nelle excuses herself to get back to work. Carly says she couldn’t have found Sonny without Nelle’s help.

Sam tells Sonny that bits and pieces are coming back, but she doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and not. He tells her it’s okay. She says he’s part of her family, and she’d never want to hurt him. Sonny says it’s not her, the same way it’s not him when he’s in a manic episode. She says it means she’s really sick, and what else is she capable of?

Dillon doesn’t know how Ned doesn’t weigh 5000 pounds, and Ned says restraint. He told Michael he’d help him out, but he’s having trouble with the ELQ numbers. He thinks the company needs to refocus. Dillon says he’s investing a lot of time for someone who doesn’t work there much. He wonders if he’s angling for Michael’s job, but Ned says he has no desire to run the company. Dillon says it’s who he is; he’s a player. He asks how long Ned is going to pretend he doesn’t want to play.

Hayden says the trip is in 36 hours, and Finn says if it’s going to be a honeymoon, then they should get married now. She says they’ll have to kiss a big wedding good-by. He’s like, oh, no. She asks if he’s 100% sure. Finn didn’t think it was possible for him to be sure like that again, but it is. As far as he’s concerned, the sooner they get started, the better. Hayden can’t wait. Jared is at the door, saying he can’t either, and asks wait for what?

Carly says if Nelle and Michael hadn’t put everything together, she wouldn’t have found Sonny. She wonders how they got the shell casing to begin with.

Josslyn tells Oscar it’s a bullet casing, technically a leftover, but he didn’t know that. She says they were walking around while Sonny was in the pit waiting for someone to save him. Oscar says it all worked out, and Josslyn says no thanks to them, but he says if she hadn’t agreed to come out, he wouldn’t have found the casing. If that hadn’t happened, her stepdad wouldn’t have been saved. He says she has to keep it. It’s her reward for being a hero.

Sam asks Sonny to walk her through what happened. He’d just found out where Spencer was when she showed up. She says it’s like she’s watching it happen to someone else. She says she was terrified the whole time. She started seeing him and he was telling her he was taking Jason away. She’s never felt that way about him. He tells her she was sick. She says she’ll never understand it. She starts to cry. He says it was obvious something was wrong and he tried to talk her down. She says she kicked him into that hole, and walked away leaving him to die.

Monica tells Olivia not to be absurd. Olivia says she still feels like a guest. Monica says believe it or not, she felt that way once. Olivia asks how she handled it, and she says she learned to talk back. Olivia says she has no problem with that, but Monica tells her that the Quartermaines converse by arguing; fighting is love. She tells Olivia not to try to get along to get along.

Jared calls Hayden “Rachel” and asks if this is the famous Finn. He introduces himself as Adam Green, and says that he and Hayden go way back. Finn asks how so, and Jared says they used to be married – she was his work wife in another life. He’s in town to do some debt collection business. He asks how she is, and suggests they all have dinner. Finn says they have a lot to do before their trip.

Josslyn tells Oscar that he has to come up with what to tell her mom. He thinks she should hide the necklace until everyone forgets, but Josslyn says that he clearly doesn’t know her mom. He tells her to just keep it for her alone to see. Oscar says he owes her a sandwich, and suggests they split it there. Josslyn says it almost sounds like a date. He says he wanted to ask her out, but wasn’t sure, and asks what she thinks about going out with him?

Carly wonders how Nelle ended up holding a freshly shot shell casing. Nelle says a friend found the casing; he has a knack for turning junk into cool things. Carly says, so he took it home made it into a necklace and gave it to Nelle? She’d like to meet this friend. Michael encourages Nelle to leave for work. When she’s gone, Carly asks if Michael bought Nelle’s story.

Sonny says that Sam is his friend, and he loves her, but she says friends don’t do that. (Friends don’t let friends shoot friends.) He says that it wasn’t her, but Sam says she’s the one who pulled the trigger and shot him. She doesn’t know what’s happening to her right now. Sonny tells her that no one understands better than him what it’s like not to trust your own mind. He says she’s not like him; she’ll take some medicine and get better. Sam asks what if she doesn’t, and tells him she’s scared.  She kisses his hand and cries. Crap. She almost got me crying.

Sam tells Sonny that she doesn’t deserve to be let off the hook, and needs to take responsibility. Jason comes in, and Sam says Sonny told her what happened. Jason says she needs to rest, and Deanna, who has followed Jason, suggests they go back to her room. Sam tells Sonny how sorry she is. Jason stays behind, and thanks Sonny for understanding. Sonny says that Sam is going to feel so guilty, she might confess to the cops.

Michael asks why Carly is digging up more drama. He asks what she thinks, that Nelle shot Sonny, pushed him in a hole, and concocted the whole thing to be the hero? Carly says the story is neat, tidy, and random, but of course she’s grateful. She has to give credit where credit is due, and Michael says that’s why he loves her. She tells him to go, and she’ll watch Avery.

Jared says he’d love to hang, but if they’re going to Africa, they’re going to Africa. Finn says that he still has to ask for time off, and Hayden urges him go now. She asks Jared wth? He says nice getaway plan, like he wouldn’t be there when she got back, or was she planning on staying there? All she has to do is use her financial know-how to siphon money into his account, or he sings like a canary to Finn. Hayden says she trusts Finn, but Jared says what if he doesn’t survive?

Josslyn and Oscar talk about being friends, but Nelle interrupts. Oscar tells Josslyn to think about it, and scoots. Nelle tells Josslyn that he didn’t have to run off. Josslyn says it was Oscar, and Nelle asks what the deal is. Josslyn tells her that she can’t say anything, but he just asked her out. Nelle asks what she said. Josslyn says Nelle came along before she could answer, but she’s relieved. Nelle asks if that’s because she doesn’t know the answer or she does, and doesn’t want to hurt him.

Dillon says that ELQ fell into Michael’s lap, and if Ned wants it, he should take it back. It’s his birthright, and it’s not like Michael is doing a bang-up job. Ned tells him he’s out of his mind if he thinks Michael will hand over the reins. Behind that baby face is grandfather’s savvy. He’s not going to just let it go. Ned will have to out maneuver him.

Hayden asks if Jared is going to kill Finn. He says no, but he’s liable to kill himself. He’s an addict, and when he finds out his wife is a criminal, he’ll go back to using. Jared tells her time to get to work, and shows her the cuckoo clock GIF. I’m kind of weary of Jared already. I’m not feeling him as the somewhat amusing villain.

Monica asks if Finn if they’ve set a date yet, and he tells her day after tomorrow. She’s like, gee, why hesitate? Finn asks for time off, and she tells him to have a wonderful time. But now that she thinks about it…

Josslyn tells Nelle that she likes Oscar; he gets her, but according to Carly she’s too young to date. Nelle asks if she wants to go out with him, and Josslyn asks what Nelle thinks. Nelle talks about a boy she liked when she was Josslyn’s age. Their friends thought they should go out, but they had no idea what being boyfriend and girlfriend even meant. She wonders what her life would have been like if she’d had someone to go to for advice, and she could have taken time to figure things out. Michael joins them, and asks what he missed. Clearly, Ned should be in charge of ELQ, since Michael never seems to go to work.

Sonny tells Jason that Sam is fragile, and can’t go through all that. He says that he’s fine, and the reason he’s there is because of the Garvster. Jason says he’ll tell Sam that, and Sonny says he’s not going to tel Carly. Emotions are running wild, and Carly will go to Sam, wanting to know it from her end, and Jason says she’ll end up confessing to the cops. Sonny says as far as the both of them are concerned, it’s over and they move on.

Olivia tells Dillon and Ned that she tried to make peace with Cook, saying they’d finance a cookbook if she could share the kitchen, but it was a no go. Ned tells her don’t take it personally, and she tells them that’s what she said when she fired Cook. Who wants ziti?

Hayden makes up a new vendor, and sends a quarter of a million dollars to them.

Michael asks what Josslyn and Nelle were talking about. This is the nosiest bunch of people in the world. Josslyn says her ride will be there soon, and has to leave. Michael tells her that Carly was asking about the necklace. He and Nelle covered for her, but don’t make them regret it. Josslyn leaves, and Michael tells Nelle it seemed like they were talking about something important. She says it was – girl talk. He says then it’s not his business, and she tells him, exactly.

Sam asks Jason how could she do that? Jason says it’s okay; it was out of her control. She says she needs to take responsibility. Jason says if she turned herself in, it’s not going to help anyone. Certainly not their kids, or Sonny, who’s fine, and least of all, her.

Carly and Avery come into Sonny’s room. She didn’t want to sleep, so Carly thought a visit was in order. She asks if everything is all right. Deanna comes in, saying sorry for the intrusion earlier. Carly asks what happened, and Sonny says that Sam wanted to visit. He tells Carly that she’s going to make full recovery, and Carly says like he is. Sonny tells her that everything is going to go right back to the way it used to be. Hmm… would that be before or after he decided to leave the business?

Tomorrow, Jared tells Hayden that she has a big problem, Finn asks Curtis to stand up for him, and Stella sees something that makes her go OMG!

The Haves and the Have Nots

When we last left, Landon had followed Jeffrey into his hotel room like a lost puppy, and there was Justin, nakey in bed.

A body was also dumped on the street with a note that says, Jennifer Sallison – Cryer Victim.

Jeffrey tells Landon he needs to leave. Landon recognizes Justin as a cop, and says if he was wrong about him, maybe he’s wrong about Wyatt. Jeffrey says he’s a friend. Landon says he’s excited and gonna get some, and refuses to leave. He says they’ll do what they always do, and Jeffrey says they don’t do anything, and he didn’t invite him up there for sex. Landon crawls across the bed and Justin grabs him by the throat. Jeffrey drags Landon off the bed, and gets him out the door. Landon keeps saying, weird, even though he’s the one behaving weirdly. I’m totally surprised at his behavior. No more for him. Ever.

Jeffrey tells Justin to get out. Justin says he came there to see him, but Jeffrey says he was not invited. Justin won’t leave until Jeffrey tells him who Landon is, but Jeffrey says he doesn’t owe him anything. Justin says he fell for Jeffrey, and he’s in love with him. Jeffrey says they just met, but Justin says he thinks about him day and night, and now he comes in with that guy. He keeps asking who Landon is, and Jeffrey asks if he’s going to attack him again; he has that look in his eyes. Justin says no, and Jeffrey tells him to leave then. Justin says Jeffrey is a therapist, why doesn’t he help him? This is news to me, since I didn’t even know Jeffrey had a job. He asks what Jeffrey has done to him; he wasn’t like this until Jeffrey came along. Jeffrey says that Justin was in the back of his patrol car having his way with prisoners, and Justin says he never enjoyed it until Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he’s always enjoyed it; he’s just never going to admit it. He asks Justin to leave again, and Justin says he loves him. Jeffrey says he doesn’t know him, and to go home to his wife. Justin says he doesn’t know anything except that he loves Jeffrey. Jeffrey says if Justin doesn’t leave, he will. Justin thinks Jeffrey wants him to attack so he has a reason to leave. He lets Jeffrey go, and says go to him, meaning Landon. Or maybe Wyatt. I don’t know.

When the door opens, there’s Veronica with her phone camera. She walks through the room, filming everything, including zooming in on a condom on the nightstand. Jeffrey is like wth? stop it, but she says nothing and just continues. When they’re out of the room, Justin throws a chair, breaking a mirror.

Oscar meets with Jim at the hotel. He has a number for War. Jim wants to talk to him. Oscar says he needs twelve minutes for a trace, but if Jim spooks him, they’ll lose him. Jim says just give him the phone.

Erica checks on a sleeping David, and calls War from the bathroom. She says that Candace is at the hotel. War says she’s not going anywhere, since they’re looking for her everywhere. Erica asks if she should call the cops, but War says no, that bitch is his. She says Candace won’t give up her room number. She senses things, and is like a cat with nine lives. Jim calls, and War asks how Jim got the number. Jim doesn’t say, but tells War he has to meet with him. War tells Erica he has to call her back. Jim tells War it’s serous, but he can help him get out of the warrants that are out for him. War asks what he wants. Jim says he knows there are more pictures – he’ll take care of War and vice versa. War is like, no deal. Jim asks what happened to his code, and War hangs up on him. Oscar says he couldn’t get the exact location, just the general area. Jim says if he doesn’t find War, all hell will break loose. Oscar says it already has.

Jim asks what Oscar is talking about and Oscar brings up the news on his laptop. It’s a clip about the discovery of Jennifer’s body. Oscar says it’s everywhere.

Wyatt is sleeping, and there’s a knock at the door. Anna answers, and it’s Jeffrey. She asks if he wants to see Wyatt, but Jeffrey doesn’t want to wake him. She says Wyatt is a nice guy, and Jeffrey says he hasn’t seen the nice guy in years. He loves him, but isn’t in love with him. Anna doesn’t really care about any of that, and Jeffrey thanks her. She says she’s just doing her job. He says he owes Wyatt’s mother a phone call, and asks if he can tell her it’s going well.. Anna says yes, and Jeffrey leaves.

Oscar calls Anna. She says she doesn’t think she can help him; she’s not for sale. She says it’s wrong, and she doesn’t want to be a part of it. He asks her to think about it, and she tells him not to call again. Wyatt appears, and says whoever it is sounds jealous. She tells him Jeffrey was there, but Wyatt doesn’t like the look of sympathy he gets every time he sees Jeffrey. He says Jeffrey is in love with him, but Anna sees a friend who loves him. Wyatt thinks he wants to have sex. Anna doesn’t know about that, but thinks that Jeffrey has no conditions. Wyatt asks if the man on the phone has conditions. She says she doesn’t even know him; it was just a telemarketer. Wyatt says she’s lying, and if she’s going to help him, he has to trust her. He asks if it’s a boyfriend. Anna says no, but it’s personal. Wyatt thinks Dr. Jarvis is more than her boss, and it was him. She says he can try all he wants, but the guy on the phone isn’t worth mentioning. She asks what Wyatt wants to do. He tosses her the remote, and tells her to pick something. He says he feels a chick flick coming on, but she won’t give the remote back.

David asks who Erica was talking to. She says she called room service, but David isn’t hungry. Not for food anyway. She’s wearing his shirt, and shows him the lingerie underneath. He thanks her for dealing with his situation, since she said she didn’t do crazy exes. Erica says his is fun; she’s extra, and dramatic. He says soon to be ex, and Erica says not soon enough. David’s phone rings. It’s Jim.

Jim asks where he is and David tells him the Artisian. Jim tells him that they have a problem, and he’s there now. David says he’s on his way down. He tells Erica it’s business, and they agree to meet later. She wants to stay dressed like this, and he says it will give him something to hurry back to, but he needs his shirt. I can’t tell what her deal is, or if she really likes him or not.

Mitch calls Veronica. When he tells her that his last name is Malone, she says he has her interest. He says that he’s a friend of Benny’s, and he needs a lawyer. She wonders if he doesn’t have one already. She tells Mitch that she’s seen Benny once and is going to again. She’s in the parking lot, and Mitch says he’ll meet her.

Hanna asks Mitch if he knows what’s going on with Benny and if he’s been in touch with a lawyer. Mitch says he has one and he’s meeting with her. Hanna and Kathryn wonder who it is, and Veronica joins them, saying she is. Hanna is like, hell no, but Veronica says that’s no way to talk to her saving grace. Kathryn says she’s the best, and sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t. Veronica asks if she’s met Mitch Malone. Kathryn is like, well now, since she hadn’t known Mitch’s last name. Hanna insists that Veronica is not Benny’s lawyer, but Kathryn says she can’t hurt anything and let her do it. Hanna wants to know where Benny is, and Veronica says she has to ask nicely. Hanna says that she’s not asking Veronica’s Black ass anything. Veronica says he was brought in on murder charges, but the Secret Service got involved. Mitch asks her to get Benny out. Veronica says Hanna has to ask nicely, on her knees. Hanna tells her to go to hell. Kathryn tells her to get Hanna in there, since she doesn’t want truths told. Veronica says she has truths of her own – bang, bang. Mitch tells Veronica that he and his family would be appreciative if she gets Hanna in to see Benny. Veronica says that’s the way to ask, and she’ll see what she can do. Mitch tells them she’ll take care of it.

Agents Vince and Harris go in to see Benny. They want a DNA sample to exclude him from a terrorist investigation. He says he has nothing to do with that. Vince asks if he knows Mitch Malone. Benny says he’s known him a long time. Vince says his family is being investigated for organized crime tied to a Syrian terrorist operation. He asks if Benny wants out, and says that if they get his DNA he can leave. Benny is like, hell no, this is America. Vince tells him that he has no choice. He’s in the arms of Homeland Security, and he can give it or they can take it. Benny agrees to have his blood taken.

David joins Jim and Oscar, and Oscar shows him the news. Jim says he thought David had handled this. He asks Oscar to excuse them, and Oscar steps away. Jim says Mama Rose did this because War took a potshot at her grandson. He can’t find War, and he’s pissed. David calls Oscar over, and he says that he had War on the phone, but they lost him. Jim says this is bad. They’ve been through a lot, but this is bad. When Rose is upset, everyone is upset. David says they have a good relationship, but Jim says she’ll hang him in the freezer; they’re talking about real war. Jim talks about her taking out an entire housing project – everything that moved, dead. David says they helped her get out of that mess. Jim says it’s them that got War out of jail, but maybe they can do damage control. David says it’s already started. Jim says Kathryn won’t take his calls, and asks David to call, but he gets voicemail. Jim yells at Oscar to just find that kid.

In her hotel room, Candace is on the phone, telling someone that she didn’t cancel her phone number. Charles walks in, and tells her to get a new one, but she says it’s not going to help with her contacts. He says she doesn’t need those people anymore. She wonders about her son, and he suggests she call her mother since she has custody. Candace doesn’t like the situation, and Charles asks if it’s because he has the upper hand. She tells him this is illegal. He says everything is accessible, and she should be more careful. She complains about being treated like a prisoner. He tells her the phones have been destroyed, and a new start isn’t such a bad thing, but she says that she doesn’t want one. He asks how often you get a chance to wipe your past clean, and she says that people have memories. He says not about things they don’t want aired. She asks what the plan is, but he doesn’t have one; he just wants to give her a new start. She asks why, and he tells her so that she can be around him when he becomes President. He says the bubble is small, and he wants her on the list. She tells him it’s crazy, and he asks if she doesn’t want a do-over and to be respected. She thinks it can’t be done, but he says look at him. He was plucked from military, sent to college, and groomed for this day; all his past went away. She thinks it’s unreal, but he says it’s politics; take the reset and enjoy it. She’ll get to be one of the President’s regular women. He’s going to clean her up and make her able to pass; he’s been looking for someone like her. She asks if she’s his project now, and he says he really likes her. He tells her to go to school and get a real degree. They can make that happen, get her a house, put her up, and make her strong and independent. She’ll have power. She wonders why her, and he says he wants her, asking if she isn’t tired. Wouldn’t it be great to rest, and not look over her shoulder all the time? Candace says if she agrees, he’ll own her. He says that’s not how it works, just stay straight, and they’ll take care of each other. Candace doesn’t want to be a number. Charles says she’ll be the only one, but she wants to be First Lady. He says that’s not going to happen. She asks what happens if she says no, and he tells her that she goes back to her old life. He says there is one matter – a murder and a body. It’s too public, and someone has to take the fall. She asks if he can make that happen, and he says it’s being done now. Her brother is in custody. He tells her that there are casualties with this life. She’s horrified at the idea of giving up her brother, and Charles says it’s her choice.

Next time, Hanna visits Benny, War says he’s coming to get Candace, Justin tells Veronica that she has no idea what he’s capable of, and Kathryn says he could use a man like Mitch.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Adam tells Wes he doesn’t care what happens between him and Malia, but he has proof she’s a liar. It’s been weighing on his shoulders because he likes Wes, and Malia is a heartbreaker. Right. Wes’s well-being is totally his main concern. Adam says the night that Wes and Malia kissed in the wheelhouse, she was texting him. He shows Wes his phone, and says he doesn’t want anything to happen to him. Wes feels like he knows who she is, but there’s another side he doesn’t know, and has to protect himself.

In her interview, Hannah says having a second stew lecture her about her work ethic is insulting. She’s going to show them how it’s done. In her interview, Lauren feels like she’s in the middle of everything, since she’s friends with both Bugs and Hannah. Adam just wants the last dinner finished.

Primary guest Jerry asks if someone can take the girls to shoe shopping, and Bobby volunteers. Jerry tells Hannah that compared to last year, she’s a better and friendlier version of a chief stew. Bobby takes the girls to shore. By dinnertime, they’re not back, and Jerry says it’s like herding cats with them.

Wes is confused, and says the texts have made things more complicated than they need to be. Jerry is tired of waiting for the girls. A few trickle in, but two got lost. Bobby is chatting with Paula, and she says they got separated. Jerry wonders why Bobby left two girls behind. Adam says he loves pissed off guests, but If I was an angry guest, the shrimp cocktail appetizer would definitely appease me. Jerry asks Paula what she likes about Bobby, since he’s not doing too well in his book right now. The other two girls arrive, and I lust after the croquettes. Jerry asks to talk to the captain.

Hannah tells Captain Sandy that Jerry is upset about something, and he tells the girls to keep quiet when he talks to her. He apologizes for waking the captain up, but he’s upset with Bobby. He lost a couple of girls, and left two behind. He didn’t mind the Tinder thing, but Bobby took Paula on a Jet ski date, and he feels like Bobby is taking over his role. He wants Bobby on anchor watch tonight. In her interview, Captain Sandy says they might be pitas, but they’re guests, so Bobby needs to get it together.

The guests are going out on shore for the evening. Jerry tells Bobby he’s cool with him having fun, but he crossed the line a bit. He’s disappointed, but still loves him, and wants him to come along. In his interview, Bobby says Jerry is separating him and Paula, since she’s staying on the boat, but wonders why he didn’t just take her with them. Um… because she has to leave super early? Bobby says he matched with her on the dating app before they were even on the boat. Bugs feels badly for him, but says he crossed a line and should know better, especially after Hannah and Jason. He says he’ll just be fake and get it over with.

The guests go to a bar. Bobby apologizes, and Jerry says they all make mistakes. Next is a dance club. Hannah says it’s a lot of work, but she’s going to prove she’s one of the best chief strews in the industry. How? By drinking the guests under the table?

Wes wonders how you can build a relationship when you can’t trust someone. Well, you can’t.

Jerry tells Bobby that it’s too bad Paula’s not here, just to rub it in. At 3 am, everyone goes back to the yacht. Jerry tells Bobby to get the girls in the hot tub or no tip. Jerry starts to fall asleep in the hot tub, by himself, waiting. Max says people who drown in hot tubs don’t leave good tips, so they wake him. At 4 am, it’s time for Paula to leave. Bobby walks her to the taxi, and tells her tonight was a disaster. They kiss good-by.

Captain Sandy asks Bobby if they let up on him, and he says more or less. She says the good news is, it’s over. The crew gets in their dress uniforms to bid adieu to the guests. Jerry says it’s been a pleasure, but sometimes the actions of one have consequences for the many. A-hole. I hate when these people act like that. He says that’s not how he rolls though, making me dislike him even more. He tells the captain that he’s taking care of them. He also has an MVP tip for Hannah.

Hannah decides to split the tip, even though she doesn’t have to. It’s $20K, plus $4500 from Hannah (that was very generous of her), making it $2200 each – the best all season. Bobby is thrilled, but glad it’s over. Captain Sandy tells them when they’re done flipping the boat, she’s taking everyone out to dinner.

Hannah tells Lauren that the MVP tip was like a big f-u for Bugs. Bugs and Malia gossip about Hannah. The boat is squeegeed and fluffed, and everyone gets ready. They go to a barbecue place where the food looks phenomenal. Wes thinks he and Malia have a connection, but there are a lot of questions. The captain tells them that they came through shining with every challenge. Max informs everyone that the lamb was probably running around someone’s garden a few hours ago, making me glad I don’t eat lamb. Captain Sandy tells them have a good time and don’t wake her when they come back. Max thinks if she was any more laid back, she’d fall over.

The drinking commences. Hannah tells Bugs that she wanted to touch base. She finds it interesting that she’s had zero guests complain, but Bugs thinks she and Lauren worked harder than she did all season. She says it’s more than putting knives and forks down. Bugs says the whole crew felt the same way, and Hannah says she said something kind of late.

Bugs runs to Wes and complains about Hannah. Hannah tells Lauren that according to Bugs, she’s been talking sh*t about her. Lauren says that Bugs has been trying to brainwash her. Bugs sits down at the table, and repeats what Lauren has said. We flash back to her saying it. Lauren says that she values Hannah’s friendship, and she’s the only person she’s going to keep in contact with. She tells Bugs not to drag her into it. Hannah tells Bugs not to take a second stew job if she wants to be chief stew. Bugs has enough, and leaves.

Wes tells Malia about the texts that Adam showed him. Then says something I can’t understand, because he’s nearly as bad at enunciating as Max. Malia explains that she knew Adam before the charter, and Wes asks if anything happened then. I have to mention that the outside area is absolutely beautiful. Lots of greenery and twinkling lights. Malia says she had nothing physical going on with Adam, and that’s probably why he’s upset. She says they thought it would be best to keep it a secret from the rest of the crew. She says Adam isn’t the kind of guy she would be with, and she’s enjoyed getting to know Wes. Wes says he’s happy because he’s an idiot. She as if she’ll see him after the charter, and he says yes because he’s stupid. They kiss in the parking lot. She says he’s a gentleman, and he tells her that chivalry isn’t dead.

Everyone goes back to the boat, and pizza is brought out. Hannah and Adam talk on the deck, while the others watch in the galley. Adam tells Hannah about he and Malia getting their certifications at the same time. In her interview, Hannah says that she’s understanding why Adam is messed up. He thought the relationship would be cemented on the charter, but instead, Malia played tonsil hockey with her boss.

Malia tells Wes that Adam said he loved her after only four days. This doesn’t surprise me, since he seems emotionally immature. In his interview, Wes says there’s probably more to the story. Adam tells Hannah that he feels like an idiot, but she says that Malia fooled everyone.

It’s the final day of charter, and it’s gorgeous out. Malia wants to talk to Adam, but he’d rather not. She says that she liked him in the beginning, but got to know him, and feeling changed. She says she was wrong to text him, but was intimidated to call him out. He says she’s making a good decision then. She says it was a big mistake not coming to him earlier. In his interview, Adam says it proves she’s in the wrong, and making a last-ditch attempt to make herself feel better. He says he has zero respect for her, and she says the feeling is mutual, because they’re both twelve. She tells him to f-off, and he says alrighty then.

Adam rolls up his knives. Max says it’s like his family, and it’s heartbreaking. Bobby says he felt like an outcast, and if it wasn’t for Max, he would have left. Max is thinking about getting home to his chick, but won’t forget his bromance. Hannah thanks Lauren for working so hard. In her interview, Lauren says she knows that you can’t please everyone, but wishes she’d take her own advice. Adam tells Wes that he has one last thing to say on an honest level, and tells Wes that he and Malia hooked up before the charter. Wes says he thought that there was something between them, but he sees that she was keeping up with two people. In his interview, he realizes that you can’t mix bus with pleasure, and at the end of the day, she’ll have to seek him out if she wants to continue. Adam is sorry they didn’t get to be better friends.

Bobby tells Hannah that he hopes she accepted his apology. She says it killed her when he got so angry with her. He doesn’t want anything bad between them. Hannah says that she might be a hard bitch, but she’s always there for her friends. Bobby says they’ll be friends, but it won’t be the same as before the season. Bobby and his tattoos leave. Adam enjoyed working with Bugs, and tells her she should be a chief stew. Adam says Hannah and he genuinely hated each other, but now they’re friends. He tells Captain Sandy that he would have cracked if not for her. He’s learned a lot of lessons, but his main takeaway point is that he should read the preference sheets.

Adam leaves without saying good-by to Malia. Wes tells her what Adam said about them having a physical relationship Malia is like what? and he says it is what it is. She says at least Wes is a good guy. In her interview, she says that whenever Adam has a chance to be a stand-up guy, he isn’t. Hannah says her good-by to Bugs, and says it’s what it should be – good-by, see ya later, f-off. Hannah tells Malia it’s been an interesting season. We see a clip of Malia motorboating Hannah, and in her interview, Malia says that they don’t know how they feel about each other, and it’s awkward.

Wes tells Malia that everyone tried to warn him about her, and he’s annoyed she played him and Adam. She tells him that he deserved better, and he says it was his conscious decision. They kiss good-by. In his interview, Wes says that he can’t change what happened, but knows he likes Malia, and maybe they can explore the relationship further because he’s a total moron. He says if it’s meant to be it will happen, and if not, they had a good run.

Wes says good-by to Captain Sandy, who thinks that he’s an amazing asset, and is proud of him. Hannah thanks the captain for changing her mind about captains. Captain Sandy says she’s been in the business a long tiem, but never had a chief stew like Hannah. She did the best she could do, which is all she can ask. I have no idea what all that means, since I could take it two ways. Hannah tells us that she’s going to need therapy now to work out what happened.

No preview, but this was the finale, so I assume next time, it’s the reunion.

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August 1, 2017 – Carly Says a Prayer, Veronica Picks a Fight & the Final Charter Begins

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What I Watched Today

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

 

 

General Hospital

Julian asks Ava when she started wearing the mask. She says she realized it protects her and everyone around her. Sam was the one who encouraged her, and was actually kind. Ava tells Julian that Sam was also trash talking Sonny.

Finn gets take-out at The Floating Rib, and tells them to put in lots of pickles, and adds that he also wants some sparkling cider. Curtis asks if he’s working some new program, but Finn says it’s for his pregnant lady. Curtis says congratulations like he doesn’t know already.

Jared tells Hayden that he learned some things in the slammer. Hayden says he’s out early. He tells her that he thought she’d wait until he served his time to serve him with divorce papers. He’d thought taking the fall for her would save their marriage. She says they’re done with each other, but he says no, they’re not.

Jordan tells Dante there’s no blood, fingerprints, or any other signs of Sonny in the car. Dante says he’s on his way to see the Garvman.

Garvo tells Carly that he already said he killed Sonny, but she doesn’t believe him, and asks again where Sonny is.

Sonny is busy seeing visions. He asks if he’s dreaming, and his vision says that’s one possibility. Who the blip is this? Ohh, it’s Stone. All growed up now. They did fool me a little, but he’s still a dead guy.

Julian asks Ava when Sam was there. Ava says this morning, looking for Julian, but she has no idea why. Sam didn’t seem like herself. Julian says that’s because she’s sick. She’s in the hospital and might be dying. Ava is like, omg, what’s wrong? Julian explains that it’s an infection she picked up when their sister pushed her off the bridge.

Hayden tells Jared that they have nothing to talk about. She’s having a baby, and marrying the father. Jared says he’s happy for her, but worried about the doctor she’s corralled. She can’t erase him from her life along with the past. Hayden says that nobody there cares about her past, and he says that she owes him.

Finn tells Curtis that things got turned around, and Hayden asked him to marry her. Curtis says under her hard exterior, Hayden is softie. She was a hot mess when he met her. She had issues, some self-inflicted, some not, but no one has worked harder to turn it around.

Jordan says they found some hairs in the car that might be Spencer’s. That, and Garvino having Spencer’s phone should be enough evidence to nail him on the kidnapping. There’s nothing to connect him to Sonny’s disappearance though.

Carly says that the Garvmeister used a child to lure Sonny. Sonny must have figured it was a trap; Garvey couldn’t even kill him in Puerto Rico. Garvey insists that he killed Sonny. Carly says, okay, maybe he’s hurt or was left somewhere. She tells him this is how it’s going down. Sonny’s people know Garvey is in the hospital and vulnerable. If she can get to him, they can, and they’re going to do what they need to. When they’re finished, he might need more surgery or might not be able to walk again, so why not spare himself the agony, and tell her. Dante walks in and says, wth?

Sonny gets up. He says he’s thought a lot about Stone over the years, and the life he could have had. The way he died was unfair. Stone says he had a good life, and a lot of it was because of Sonny – he saved Stone. He tells Sonny that it’s what you do with the life you’re given. Sonny asks if that’s why he’s here, because he’s dying. Stone says that’s up to him.

Carly tells Dante that she’s trying to find out what happened to Sonny, and if Dante can’t get him to talk, she’ll find someone who can. When she’s gone, Garvelicious says that she’s crazy. Dante says he can’t blame her. She’s married to Sonny, so she’s emotional, but it’s just them now. He tells Garvey that he’s a detective, and Sonny is his father. He can put a guard outside the room, or deem it unnecessary. Garvey asks if Dante is threatening him. Dante says no, just presenting the options. He can cooperate, and stay safe, but if not, Dante doesn’t know what will happen. He asks what Garvey did to Sonny

Julian asks Ava how Sam wasn’t like herself. Ava says that she seemed fragile and feverishly determined. She seemed to be very angry with Sonny. She made a point of blaming him for the fire, and gave Ava a pep talk. She wasn’t sure if Sam was encouraging her to move on from Sonny or destroy him

Finn tells Curtis that he and Hayden have more baggage than an airport at Christmastime. She helped him through his addiction. Curtis says it’s a process. Finn thanks him. Curtis wants to give him some expert advice, and Finn asks if it will be preachy or annoying. Curtis tells him certainly, and he says that’s good to know ahead of time. Curtis tells Finn that happiness won’t protect him from a relapse.

Hayden wasn’t expecting Jared to be paroled for another two years. Jared says and here he is to collect his bonus. She tells him that her money is all gone from paying restitution; the Feds cleaned her out. He says she has a job now, but she tells him that she doesn’t make the kind of money she promised him, and sorry, but she has nothing to give him.

Sonny asks Stone if he gets to choose. Stone says it’s not the first time Sonny has faced death, and before, he always chose to stay and fight. Sonny says this is different. In the dark, he was afraid, but not now; he’s with his buddy. He knows if he goes with Stone, he’ll get to see Morgan. Okay, I still win, since they mentioned Morgan.

Josslyn visits Michael. Nelle is with him, and Josslyn asks what’s going on. She tells them that Carly sent her a text, and she assumed she was off with Sonny somewhere. She asks Michael where Carly and his good-for-nothing father are. Michael explains that there’s a man who wants Sonny dead who is on loose, and no one seen or heard from him since this morning.

Hayden tells Jared if she could, she’d give him what she promised in a second, even if just to get him out of her life for good. He says that’s the Rachel he knows. He talks about them having a fight at the country club, and how she was always criticizing his ethics and the deals he made on the tennis court. She says that she meant every word. Jared wants to review what she did, and asks who’s the one who got behind the wheel of her Porsche and drove like a maniac, drunk? He wasn’t the one who drove out of control, and hit a girl so hard that she went flying through the air and crashed into a tree. Hayden says it was her, and he thanks her for admitting it. She asks if he’s wearing a wire, and he wishes he’d thought of it, but no. He says he’s only solidifying his position. She did the crime, and he did the time.

Curtis tells Finn that addiction is complex, and he can’t let his guard down. If he stays in control, the need to use will become an echo, sometimes far, sometimes close, but either way always there. Finn asks if Curtis hears them, and he says the all do. If he fought once, he can fight again, but for now, it’s under control. Finn asks what’s going on, and Curtis says while Hayden pushed her past off a cliff, he and Jordan weren’t so successful, He tells Finn about Aunt Stella unearthing history and says it pulled them apart.

Carly sees Jordan, who says she’s working hard looking for Sonny. Carly asks why so diligent? If he’s dead, she can cross him off her to-do list.

The Garvster wants no prison time, but Dante says he can get him a reduced sentence. He bribed marshals, and took a child from the park. The have enough DNA evidence to convict him, but Dante can make sure he’s not in prison for the rest of his life. He asks one more time what Garvey did to Sonny, but Garvey flatlines.

Sonny asks if Stone knows about his boy, Morgan Stone, named after his two best friends. He was a good kid, and the only boy in the world who ate his broccoli, but as he got older, he got reckless. He was never a mean kid – he had a generous heart – but for a long time, Sonny didn’t see what he’d passed to him. He thought bipolar would destroy Morgan, but he fought and won, then died for no reason. He’s been trying to figure out how to live in a world without him. Maybe he just found out.

Josslyn tells Carly that all she’s been doing is bad mouthing Sonny. She thought he deserved whatever was coming to him, but she’s sorry. She hugs Michael. He tells her that Sonny understands, and would be first one to forgive her.

Jordan tells Carly that her responsibility is to protect and serve, no matter what she thinks of the person. Carly asks why she’s so adamant, and Jordan says that Sonny was a friend to her son when there was no one else, so it’s personal to her and she’s doing her best.

Wavy Garvey is bleeding internally and has to go back to surgery.

Hayden tells Jared, fine. She was the one. She was upset about him running around on her, but he wanted her to owe him, so he took the most horrible thing in her life and used it. She can’t give him money or mercy; she’s empty. Jared says she’s good at getting her hands on money, and she best do that or Finn finds out there’s a girl who will never walk again because of her. He leaves and Hayden drops to the floor, crying.

Finn tells Curtis that it’s his turn to tell him things he doesn’t want to hear. Curtis says to lay it on him. Finn says his aunt might be using her convalescence to get back at Jordan. Curtis balks at the notion, but Finn says it happens all the time. Patients will even subconsciously use their illness to manipulate loved ones. Curtis says regardless, him being with Jordan makes her sick. Finn says that’s not possible. He says it’s true that stress and emotions can undermine a compromised immune system, but neither one of them caused it. Curtis asks what about the source of stress. Finn says he’s talking to Curtis as a friend, not a doctor, and not to let Stella stand in the way of him being with Jordan.

Jordan tells Carly that for what it’s worth, she’s sorry. Carly thanks her, and says anything she can do will be greatly appreciated. Dante tells them what happened with Garvey, and Carly says they have to be sure about Sonny. Dante tells her that her family needs her, and she should go home.

Stone asks if that’s what Sonny wants; is he ready to give up the rest of his life with his other kids? Avery won’t remember Morgan or him. All she’ll hear are stories, not all of them good. People will want to tell her the worst. Sonny asks what if she’s better off without him> Stone says if he believes that, they can go right now. It’s his call.

Carly goes to Michael’s place, and asks what Josslyn is doing there. Josslyn tells her that she thought Carly was with Sonny there, and Michael told her that he disappeared. She’s sorry that she was unfair. Carly says it will be okay.

Finn comes back to the new house, saying, honey, I’m home. He likes the sound of it, and tells her about talking to Curtis. Hayden wants to talk with Finn, but he says he wants to do something first. It’s kind of a do-over. He says that she’s all he ever wanted. They forgive each other’s mistakes; she’s strong, kind, loves Roxie, and he loves her.  He asks her to marry him, and produces an onion ring.

Jordan and Dante confer on something about the car. Jordan tells Dante to check the time stamp on the video. It’s the same time that Sonny left house. Dante says it narrows down the search. Jordan tells him to go home and rest; he won’t be any help if he’s falling all over. He appreciates her concern, but he’s not stopping. He jets, and Curtis sees Jordan.

Stone tells Sonny that he thought they were leaving. Sonny wants to see Morgan, but he’s not ready. He can’t leave his wife and kids, and what’s left of his life, especially after how hard Stone fought for his Stone says if he’s not coming, he has to show him the way out, but Sonny says he’s been trying for hours. Stone reminds him about how he said the walls feel like they’re closing in on him, and they are. He tells Sonny to close his eyes and stretch out his arms. He asks if Sonny feels walls. Sonny says no, and Stone says that’s because what he fears is in his head. His bastard stepdad put it there when he locked him in the closet. He tells Sonny that he’s not there anymore, and to open his eyes. He says to look up, and tells Sonny there’s his freedom above him. It’s not easy, but there’s a way out of everything. He has to fight, and he’s a helluva fighter. Stone disappears.

Sonny opens his eyes. He struggles to his feet. He looks at the opening.

Curtis asks if Jordan is okay or is it work? She says her perp is in surgery. She asks if Stella is okay. Curtis says he just came to get her permits. (Did he mean prescriptions? What kind of permits would she need?) Jordan needs to get back to work, and it’s all awkward. Curtis watches as she walks away.

Finn asks Hayden if it’s payback for leaving her hanging. She says it’s her; her mistakes. He says look at what they’ve fought – disease, addiction, Tracy’s approval; the rest should be a day at the beach. Hayden says one with sharks and tsunamis. He asks if she’ll marry him. She says yes, and he puts the onion ring on her finger. They kiss.

Michael says there’s no reason to lose hope, but Josslyn says something bad did happen, and she feels terrible. Carly says when Sonny comes home, she’ll go back to giving him hell until she feels better, and he’ll be fine with it. Nelle says she’s sorry, and if there’s anything needed, she’s there, but right now she thinks she should go home.

Carly says Dante is narrowing the search and focusing on the riverbank. She doesn’t put a lot of stock in prayer, but thinks they need to say one for Sonny. Josslyn tells Nelle that she saved her life, and is a part of her, and a part of this. They all hold hands. Carly decides to say one of Sonny’s favorite prayers, and hopes it works. Some say the sky is darkest just before the light. We pray this is true, for all seems dark. We need Your light, Lord. In every way, we pray to be filled with Your light, to know all is right in the world as You have planned, and as You want it to be.

While they’re praying, Sonny is stacking crates. He reaches the top.

Tomorrow, Michael is concerned about how long it’s taking to find Sonny, Finn doesn’t want to screw things up, and Jared harasses Hayden at the hospital.

The Haves and the Have Nots

After Veronica plops herself down at David and Erica’s table, David asks to speak to Veronica outside, but she says she’s comfortable where she is. She tells him not to touch her, and he says he wasn’t going to. She says that’s because he wants to touch Erica, and Erica agrees. Veronica reminds Erica that she told her a hurricane was coming her way. David leads Erica away from the table, but Veronica follows. She gets in the elevator with them. Geez, you’d think David would know by now that he’s not going to shake her that easy.

Veronica points out that there are cameras, and won’t move from in front of the door. Erica tells David to ignore her. She says she’s not scared of Veronica, and tells her that she needs to move. Veronica says no. Erica says she’ll move her, and Veronica says she’ll press charges. David reminds Veronica that he has a restraining order. He asks what she wants; he’s given her everything she’s asked for. She wants to make his life a living hell. He says she already is, but she says she hasn’t begun. He asks why she’s doing this. She says he’s humiliating her. He says she threw her affair with Benny in his face, and she says she’s still having it. He suggests she get back to him, but she’s not ready to let David go. He asks what more she wants, and she says blood. He’s like, damn. She says he can’t toss her away for a whore; it’s not okay. David tells Erica he’s sorry; she doesn’t deserve this, but she says it’s fine, calling him baby, which riles Veronica more. Erica stops the elevator, and Veronica threatens to prove she was hit first; she’s been wanting a reason to beat Erica’s ass. Erica asks if she needs a better reason than stealing her man, and starts to kiss David. Erica suggests that she join them, and Veronica goes nuts. The two women try to get at each other, and David stands in between. I’m thinking they had to have laughed while rehearsing this, because it looks a little silly with David in the middle of two women flailing their arms at each other in a small space. Veronica keeps yelling for him to let her kick Erica’s ass. Over the speaker, security asks if everything is all right. David says it is, but Veronica yells for help, and tells David to stop hitting her. The elevator door opens, and she falls to the floor, yelling for him not to hit her again. David and Erica jet, and Veronica gets up. A security guy asks if she needs the police, and she tells him that he’s a little late, and struts off.

Charles goes over his speech in front of some of his team, with Landon making corrections. He tells Landon he’s won a lot of debates. Landon says he’s watched them all and they’re great for a senator but not presidential. Charles says he has the nomination, but Landon says winning the vote and winning the popular vote are two different things. Landon wants to talk in private, and Charles asks the others to leave. He asks what’s on Landon’s mind. Landon brings up the young lady he was entertaining, and asks if he bedded her. Charles asks if he has. Landon says he was working with the gubernatorial candidate she blackmailed. He asks again if Charles slept with her. Charles says he did, and Landon asks if he had the room swept. Charles tells him that he didn’t, and Landon says Charles doesn’t want her involved with what they’re doing, and doesn’t need to see her again. Charles asks what if he likes her, and Landon says he’ll be making the fatal mistake she’s used on many men. He shows Charles something on his tablet about her as an escort. Charles says He says it’s from years ago. Landon asks if he’s defending her, and Charles says that’s his job, and to clean it up. He tells Landon he’s heard him, and made his decision – clean her image up. Everything he can do, do it. He might want to ask her to his inauguration. Landon says the world will be watching, and everything will make the national news. Charles tells Landon to teach her how to be in “those rooms.” Landon says okay, but still tries to protest. Charles tells him that will be all. Charles is kind of cool. And hot.

In the hallway, Landon calls the police and outs Candace, telling them where she’s at. Bad Landon.

Wyatt is back home, playing cards with Anna. She asks him how he’s feeling, and he says good, but that means he has to deal. She asks what’s so bad, and he tells her that she has no idea. She tells him to talk to her; her job is to be right there, and he can tell her anything. She says that she was a crystal meth addict for ten years, starting from when she was sixteen. He asks how she got started, and she says her mom. Nice. She says there’s always something that brings you to the path. She realized it was hurting her more than her parents. She was trying to hurt them, and herself. She asks if that’s what Wyatt was doing, but he doesn’t know. She says they seem to love him, but he’s not so sure. He says his sister loved him, but she died. Anna says they seemed concerned at the hospital, but Wyatt says he never felt loved; more like he was an inconvenience. Anna says when she left, she never looked back. He says she had it worse than he did; at least they had means. She says means or not, here’s where he ended up. She says she doesn’t know where she’d be without Dr. Jarvis’s program. She tells Wyatt that she’s also a fortune teller, and his life is about to change for the better. He hopes she’s right. They toast, and he tells her that it’s the first time he’s chosen to drink water. It’s not bad. I tell Wyatt to try some flavored seltzer; it’s even better.

In the car, Jim’s phone rings. It’s Mama Rose (not the one from Gypsy), and she’s not good. She asks if he found her guy, and he says he’s working on it. It doesn’t make her happy; they’re having trouble finding him too. Jim tells her not to do anything drastic; he’ll find him. He asks her to do him a favor. He’s watched over her guys while he was on the bench, and watches over her too. She asks if she needs to run down the favors she’s done for him. He says good to know they have each other’s backs, but she says this is different. She thinks he’s run out of favors, and she needs to send him a message. She’s not going to kill him, but needs him to know how pissed off she is. Jim says when he finds War, he’ll bring him to her, but she says he’s run out of time. She refuses to tell him what she’s going to do, and hangs up. Now I’m curious. Jim calls Oscar.

At the station, Hanna asks what Benny is in for, but the desk sergeant can’t tell her. She asks if Justin is there, and the officer gets him. She tells him that her son is there, and asks why. Justin says he’s being questioned about Quincy’s murder. She asks if she can see him, but he says sorry; it looks like he’s going to be charged. She asks to please see him. Justin says even if he had the authority, Benny being questioned by the Secret Service. He’s not sure why. Hanna wonders what’s going on, and he suggests she talk to a lawyer.

Hanna calls Katherine. She says she’s on her way, and tells Hanna to stay calm.

Agent Davis offers Benny a smoke, but he wants to go home. He doesn’t understand why he can’t leave if he’s not under arrest. He wants to call his mom, and Davis says she’s outside, but doesn’t know how long she’s been there. Benny asks to speak to her, but Davis says Benny has federal restrictions on him. He hands Benny his phone, and he calls Hanna. It goes to voicemail. Figures. Benny calls Mitch next. He tells Mitch that he needs him to get Hanna at the station. Mitch says something is about to go down at the restaurant. Benny asks him to come as soon as he can. Davis tells Benny that for what it’s worth, he’s being railroaded. He made enemies in high places. Benny says he didn’t do anything.

David sleeps while Erica ponders. Her phone rings, and she takes it quietly to the bathroom. I’m surprised Veronica isn’t behind the shower curtain. It’s Candace. She says she needs a phone. Erica asks how she is, and Candace says fine. Erica wonders where she is, and Candace says she’s busy waiting on a john. Erica asks what room she’s in, and Candace that her room changes every day, and she just needs a phone. Erica tells her about going off on Veronica. Candace says to be careful, and Erica says that Veronica had better be careful. Candace says that Veronica plays at a higher level, and asks about David. Erica says he’s asleep, and Candace tells her to get off the phone. Erica sees that David is still asleep, and texts someone.

Wyatt is jittery. Anna asks if he’s thinking about it. He asks how you think about it and not get it? She says he can do that, or stay there and enjoy her company. She asks what he does for fun, which is a stupid question, since the answer is obviously get high. He tells her have sex. She says they’re not doing that either, but he says it wasn’t an invitation. He asks what if it had been, and she says Dr. Jarvis would send her to another client. He tells her that she’s hot. She says so is he, but that’s not why she’s there. He asks if she’s single, and when she tells him yes, he says she’s ethically bound then. She says he’s looking to change one addiction for another, and asks what about exercise? He needs to find something healthy to do when he wants to get high. It doesn’t get easier, but gets manageable. She asks what brought him to this point, and Wyatt says he almost died when he OD’d. Anna says she OD’d too, but hers was on purpose; she tried to commit suicide, but she’s glad it didn’t work out. Wyatt says that he is too. She asks if he wants to go for a walk, but he says let’s just try to play cards. Anna says she’s proud of him.

Landon has a drink at the bar, and Jeffrey sits down. They make small talk. Landon says he’s working on Charles’s campaign, and Jeffrey says that it’s the big leagues. Landon says that Jeffrey doesn’t look okay, and Jeffrey says there’s a lot going on. Landon is sure it revolves around Candace, and asks if Jeffrey knows she’s wanted for murder. Of course he does. He asks if Jeffrey wants a drink, and Jeffrey wants a double. Landon says maybe he’ll get lucky. Jeffrey doubts it, and Landon asks if he’s pining after Wyatt. Jeffrey says no, and Landon says he’s in a drought then, and that he is too. He asks if Jeffrey wants to water his garden, but Jeffrey wants to leave. Landon asks if he can come along. Jeffrey bristles, and Landon tells him to relax. Jeffrey asks him to stop talking stupid, and Landon asks why he’s stressed out. Jeffrey doesn’t want to talk about it, and Landon wonders what they can talk about, since he doesn’t want to talk about Candace either. Landon calls to the bartender for shots. He has a confession to make. Jeffrey was the best he’s ever had. Jeffrey asks how long he’s been drinking, and he says not long enough. Landon asks to be heard out, and tells Jeffrey he was amazing and he thinks about him all the time.  When he starts talking about Jeffrey’s body, Jeffrey has enough, and says he’s leaving. Landon – who is annoying me at this point – says he’s coming too. Poor Jeffrey can’t catch a break. He tells Landon to go home, but he follows Jeffrey.

In the elevator, Landon comes on to Jeffrey, who isn’t having it. Jeffrey says he’s not doing this, and tells Landon to stop; he’s drunk. Landon won’t quit, and asks for five minutes. He follows Jeffrey to his room, promising to leave after just this once. They walk in to find Justin, naked in the bed. Landon is like, wth? and I actually say uh-oh out loud.

Two guys in a van, throw a body wrapped in plastic into the street. There’s a note on it that says, Jennifer Sallison – Cryer Victim.

I love me some Tyler Perry.

Next time, Jeffrey tells Landon to stop, Veronica films Justin, Jim says all hell is going to break loose, and Charles tells Candace that someone has to take the fall.

Below Deck Mediterranean

Malia and Bugs talk about Adam. Malia says him, of all people, is sucking up to Hannah. She says there were so many red flags with him, she should have known better, and she’s going for the good guy. Hannah tells Adam that he has a good sense of humor, and promptly falls off the curb. Malia says she couldn’t care less about them. The crew heads back to the yacht.

Adam and Hannah continue to drink. Hannah finds a reason to grab Adams butt. Hannah wants to pretend they’re hooking up, but Adam says he wants to put her to bed, not take her to bed. Hannah falls in the hallway, but miraculously is all right, and finally heads to bed.

Adam talks to Malia on the deck, and she says he doesn’t have to be an a-hole to prove a point. In his interview, he says he finally found common ground with Hannah (what? liquor?), and Malia can’t stand it. She tells him she thinks he’s a good guy, but he calls her a liar, and says later, gator. I blink, and I don’t know if there was an altercation or what, but Bugs decides to sleep in the crew mess. Bobby asks if this is professional behavior, and Wes tells Bugs to sleep in her bed.

I don’t know how these people get up and work the next morning after their nights out. Bugs tells Captain Sandy that she’s concerned about Hannah’s management skills, and thinks she’s doing everything. She thinks Hannah is lazy, and we flash back to Hannah doling out various chores. You can’t say she lacks delegation skills. Bugs says she hasn’t set one table all season. The captain thinks that Bugs is good at managing her emotions, and she should have a sit-down with Hannah. In her interview, she says she wants the crew to come to her, but she’s not going to solve their problems for them. This is how it’s done.

Wes goes over some stuff with Malia. He tells us that he was never one to hook up with another crew member, but as long as they act professional, what’s the harm? Somehow, Hannah is awake, and thanks Adam for looking after her.

At the preference sheet meeting, we find out that the primary is Jerry, a repeat client. We flash back, and I kind of remember him. He’s a loud guy who like milkshakes. He’s bringing along his friend, Dean, who is a former NFL kicker. They seem relatively low maintenance, requesting Italian food and the water toys. He’s also bringing along several lovely ladies. Bobby notes that the last time it was a bunch of dudes, and says that Jerry was a loud, obnoxious pita. The captain says they don’t get to pick their clients. Lauren and Bugs complain about Hannah as they make the beds. Bugs tells Lauren that she’s going to say something, and thinks Lauren should stick up for herself too. Malia meets with the other deckhands, and says she thought about the other night. She wants to be thought of as a deckhand first, and then a girl, and wants the opportunity to show that she can do the job. In her interview, she hopes this puts the job title thing to rest, because if it gets brought up one more time, she’ll freak out. Bobby appreciates that she respects them as co-workers and a team.

Bugs asks to chat with Hannah before charter. She’s feeling frustrated, and should have come to her sooner. She feels Hannah has been a lousy chief stew this season. The interior isn’t a team, and Hannah isn’t pulling her weight. She enjoyed it at the beginning, and doesn’t know what happened. Hannah says that Bugs lost her trust, and that she didn’t hook up with Jason. Bugs says she has her own opinion, and is looking forward to the next charter and hopes they knock it out of the ballpark. She asks if Hannah has anything to say, but Hannah says she has nothing to say. Hannah goes to Captain Sandy, who somehow turns it around, telling Hannah that she’s a great chief stew in allowing her second to come to her and picking up the slack.

Bobby finds out that he’s a Tinder match with one of the charter guests. Hannah apologizes to Lauren if she feels she’s doing too much. She tells Bugs that she’s switching back to nights. In her interview, Bugs says that she doesn’t care what shift she’s on, as long as Hannah works when she’s on her shift.

The guests arrive. Hugs all around. Bobby eyeballs the Tinder guest. Hannah does the tour. The crew gets the suitcases. Two of the women get lost, and end up in the wheelhouse, where the captain points them in the right direction. I see already this is a bright bunch. The yacht isn’t that big.

Bobby checks out his Tinder match’s Instagram. Adam starts lunch. Hannah tells us that she’s paid her dues. She doesn’t need to clean toilets anymore, but she will just to bug Bugs. Adam thinks he can get through this. Lunch is served, and the table has a starfish centerpiece. One of the guests misses her chair. No more for you. Jerry jokes about the milkshakes.

Adam doesn’t want the crew to think he’s this crazy aggressive man. All he can think about is how he got played. Jerry talks about all the foods he doesn’t like. He tells Hannah that one guest wants peanut butter toast and there are also some milkshake orders. Hannah says she thinks that Malia has done a number on him, so she doesn’t want to give him a hard time. The milkshakes are pronounced beautiful and good. Bobby tells Jerry about the Tinder match, and we find out her name is Paula. Jerry suggests setting up a table and bringing her Tinder date out to her. He says that maybe Bobby will score this time, and we flash back to when he didn’t. Malia says he has five hours to get ready, so he’d better start.

Bugs says that Hannah is finally working, but where was she all season? Even though she said herself that she should have approached Hannah sooner. Malia goes to the galley and asks if Adam is okay. He appreciates it, but in his interview says he sees no reason to respect Malia. The guests have shots and go in the hot tub. Jerry makes eyes at an ex Miami Dolphins cheerleader. Lauren says she’s seen this before, older guys hitting on young girls and the girls just being in it for a free trip.

Hannah tells Adam about Bugs complaining. She says she does a lot of behind the scenes stuff, and the guests haven’t complained. He says he woke up feeling stupid because of Malia. Eww, he’s like a teenager. Hannah says Malia should feel stupid. He tells her about how the texts sounded like they had a relationship. Hannah says she’s sorry, and hugs Adam.

Jerry wasn’t kidding, and gets the table thing set up for Bobby. Adam figures out dinner. Jerry introduces Paula to her Tinder match. Bobby says it’s cool, but awkward. Paula wasn’t expecting that it was someone on the boat. They sit and talk, while she sips champagne, and the other guests peek out the window. Jerry gathers everyone for dinner. Through Bobby’s earpiece, Max asks if Bobby needs for him to bring out any game, and tells him not to look at her breasts. Bobby deposits Paula back at the dinner table. Pan seared jumbo shrimp for an appetizer, pearls and gold for the setting. Lauren thinks Hannah is trying to prove herself more after Bugs complained.

Bugs tells Malia about being taken off nights. Malia thinks Hannah uses her rank to delegate, and get out of things a normal chief stew would help with. Hannah tells Adam he might get a good night’s sleep for once. The guests call it a night. By midnight. Wow. Malia thinks it’s hard to keep her distance from Wes and not flirt. Bugs chides Bobby for texting a guest on charter. Well, she should after they raked Hannah over the coals for the same thing. The guest wants him to come to her room. He tells Max that his will is weak. Wes basically says he deserves it and to do him proud.

Bobby wants to do unprofessional things, but just hugs Paula goodnight. He says something about seeing her some other time. He quietly freaks out in the hallway.

One guest wants to go on a hike, and another one doesn’t know what a hike is. Must be the same one who got lost. Bobby tells the guys about Paula. Paula tells the other girls that Bobby came to say goodnight, and they all go, aww. Water toys are brought out. It looks pretty far jumping from the deck. I’m not sure I could do that. Jerry does some water skiing. I know I can’t do that.

Malia asks Adam for a can opener. He’s not too friendly, but gives it to her. Bobby asks Paula why she’s inside, and says he can take her on the jet ski. Bobby says it might look bad, but he’s wanted to meet a girl, and if it’s a charter guest, that’s the way it goes. He takes Paula near shore, and they make out.  Max high fives Bobby when he gets back.

Time to pull anchor for the last time. Wes feels like a war veteran returning from WWII. Lauren says it’s like Bobby has never seen a girl with a nice ass, which he has. We see pictures of the two of them together. She says he’s not the brightest crayon in the box. Agreed. Lunch is served. Hannah says what Adam told her is annoying her. She thinks Malia was leading them both on. She asks Adam if he’s going to say something to Wes. Adam says he can’t let her get away with all that or let Wes not know what he’s getting into. In his interview he says he was engaged before, and it was a cultural clash. He was a  secret. He is again, and it’s eating him alive. Seriously, he’s so dramatic for a dude. How old is he?

The boat makes its final dock. Adam says if there are two sides to the story, they should both be said. Wes doesn’t know the truth, and he deserves to hear it. I don’t know if he’s trying to convince us that those are his motives, or himself. He tells Wes that he wishes them the best, but that being said, Wes needs to know something. He shows him texts from Malia that happened the same night she kissed Wes in the wheelhouse.

Next time, more Bobby and Paula, Jerry wants to talk to the captain, Lauren stands up for Hannah, and Wes confronts Malia.

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