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December 23, 2019 – Finn Becomes Scrooge, Vegas Meets Spring Break, Upcoming, OC Rehashing, Tinsley Opts Out, Wasted Trips, Cynthia Shares, Non-News, Real News & Christmas Wish

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Monica reads to the kids in the hospital, finishing The Night Before Christmas. Finn tells Anna that he doesn’t want to get stuck on the road, but Anna says, the party isn’t over. She’d like to say hello to some of their friends, and spend time with Maxie and Peter. Violet is also enjoying herself. Violet runs up and says she’s loving this party, and asks if she can play with her friends. Finn tells her to stay where he can see her. Chase comes by, and tells Finn, it’s once a year. Can’t he get into the spirit?

Tracy (yay!) says they’ve made their contribution, and Monica has read the story. It’s time to eat turkey and open presents. Monica says it’s about Edward and Lila’s legacy. Maxie tells Peter that James loved the story, but he’s getting tired, and they still have to go to grandma and grandpa’s.

Anna tells Finn that Violet is happy playing with the children, and Felicia’s party is still going on. Finn thinks the party will be a distraction. He’s all for good will and cheer, but not for shrugging off telling kids the lie about a chubby stranger coming down the chimney to give them presents. Anna hopes he didn’t tell that to Violet, and suddenly Violet is there. Anna tells her that Finn is in poor spirits, since he got coal in his stocking last year because he was naughty. She takes Violet with her, and Robert says Finn is a real Scrooge, hooking a candy cane on Finn’s pocket and walking on.

Curtis announces that the storm has taken a turn for the worse. The roads are closed, except for emergency vehicles. Tracy wonders if they can hijack a snowplow. Monica says there are plenty of activities, and treats, and  tells the kids to have fun. She gathers them for another story. Anna tells Finn that she hopes Violet didn’t hear what he said. She took the precaution of reinforcing that Santa only comes to children who believe in him and love him, but Finn has to open his heart to the Christmas season.

Michael tells Monica that he found a classic. Monica takes the book from him, and says, A Christmas Carol. Some of it is a little scary. Are the kids okay with that? They all yell, yeah, and she begins to read. Marley was dead to begin with. There was no doubt whatsoever about that.

A clock strikes midnight. Finn as Scrooge sits up.

Monica reads, Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Anna asks Finn if it sounds familiar, and he says, subtle. He gets it. He’s not brimming with Christmas cheer. Tracy says he’s a man after her own heart. He says that’s why she’s his favorite patient, and they hug. He asks what brings her back to town? and she asks if it can’t just be family. Anna says, see? She’s not all bad, but Tracy says, the true meaning of Christmas is long gone. It’s turned into a retail bonanza. Anna tells them that they deserve each other. Finn says they could do worse. Tracy asks, which one is his? and he points out Violet. She says Violet is beautiful, like her mother, and Finn says, she is.

Monica continues to read how Scrooge liked to edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance, was what the knowing ones call “nuts” to Scrooge. liked to edge his way along the path of life. Once upon a time—of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house…

Scrooge hands Bob Cratchit (Franco) some paperwork. Scrooge’s nephew Fred (Peter) comes in, and tells Scrooge, merry Christmas. Scrooge says, humbug, and Fred says he doesn’t mean that. Scrooge says, he does. What reason does Fred have to be merry? Fred asks him to dine with them tomorrow, and Scrooge says, ugh. Fred asks, why? and Scrooge asks why he got married. Fred says he fell in love. Scrooge makes fun of him, and says, good day. Fred is sorry Scrooge is so resolute, but he’s going to keep his Christmas cheer to the last. Merry Christmas and happy New Year. He tells Cratchit, Merry Christmas, and Cratchit returns the sentiment. Fred leaves, and Scrooge tells Cratchit, another sound from him, and he’ll celebrate by losing his situation.

A man asking for a charitable contribution (Curtis) comes by the office. He tells Scrooge, At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge, is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts. Scrooge asks if there are no prisons, and if the work houses are still in order. The man says they are; he wishes he could say they were not. Scrooge is happy to hear it. He supports those establishments, and they cost more than enough. The man says, many can’t go there, and many would rather die. Scrooge says, if they would rather die, than they’d better do it, and decrease the surplus population. He bids the man good day. The clock strikes, and Scrooge says the man wasted what was left of the workday. It’s time to close. He supposes Cratchit is hoping for tomorrow off. Cratchit says, it is customary, and Scrooge says he supposes Cratchit will want the whole day, but be here all the earlier the following morning. Cratchit thanks him, and tells him, merry Christmas.

Scrooge heads home. A couple of children ask for a penny, but he tells them, to the poorhouse with you. Go! At home, Scrooge has a dinner of what looks like wine and ribs, not the usual Dickens fare. His housekeeper Mrs. Dilber (Monica) says he’s eating in bed again. Perhaps the house is too big and empty for him. He tells her, that will be all, and she takes his tray.

The clock strikes midnight. Scrooge wakes. Marley’s ghost (Tracy) floats through the door and glides in. Scrooge quakes, pulling up the covers

At the hospital, Anna asks Chase if Finn has always been wound up so tight. He had a family, and she wonders what’s to blame for his lack of Christmas cheer. Chase says their father went overboard. They had actual sleigh bells that chimed throughout the season. She says, that might be it, and Finn says, you think? Violet finds Finn, and says, the story is getting scary. She asks if he’ll sit with her, and they go back together. Monica reads that Scrooge fought against his senses.

Scrooge asks who the ghost is, and the ghost tells Scrooge to ask who he was. In life, the ghost was his partner in business, Marley. Scrooge doesn’t believe it, thinking it’s just a dream brought on by indigestion. Marley tells him, hear me. His time is nearly gone. Marley explains that he wore the chain he forged in life, link by link and yard by yard, having made it of his own free will. He’s there to warn Scrooge; Scrooge has yet a chance and hope of escaping the same fate. Scrooge asks, how? and Marley says he will be visited by three spirits, each arriving at the stroke of midnight. Without them, he has no hope of escaping the same fate. Marley starts to fade, and Scrooge calls for him to come back, as he fades away. Scrooge wakes up, and laughs, saying, it was just a dream.

The clock strikes midnight, and The Ghost of Christmas Past (Josslyn) arrives. He asks if she’s the spirit whose coming was foretold to him, and she says she is. He asks who or what she is, and she explains she’s the Ghost of Christmas Past. He says, long past? and she says, no. Your past. She tells him to rise and walk with her. He puts on his robe, and she tells him to take her hand. Reluctantly, he does.

The ghost and Scrooge appear at an outdoor party in the park. Fezziwig (Ned) tells everyone a holiday party couldn’t be more welcome. He tells them to eat, drink, and be merry. Scrooge says, it’s old Fezziwig alive again. He was Fezziwig’s apprentice; Fezziwig taught him everything. Young Scrooge (Chase) is approached by another man (Michael), and Scrooge says, it’s him with Dick Wilkins. They were in business together. Fezziwig says, no more work tonight. It’s Christmas Eve. Time to enjoy themselves. Wilkins asks young Scrooge, what’s wrong? and young Scrooge says he has no interest in a celebration. Wilkins tells him to suit himself. Scrooge tells the ghost that Fezziwig threw the grandest parties. The ghost says, a small matter, to make these silly folks so full of gratitude. He’s merely spent a few pounds of their mortal money. Is that so much that he deserves praise? Scrooge says, it’s not about money. He has the power to render them happy or unhappy; to make their service light or burdensome. The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune. Belle (Willow) kisses young Scrooge’s cheek. Scrooge tells the ghost, it’s Belle, the love of his life

At GH, Violet asks Finn, what next? and he says they’ll find out together. Monica reads, he was not alone, but sat by the side of a fair young girl in a mourning-dress: in whose eyes there were tears, which sparkled in the light that shone out of the Ghost of Christmas Past.

The ghost says Scrooge and Belle were engaged. What happened? Belle asks if young Scrooge can’t stop working for one night and dance. He says, Christmas Eve is not a holiday in and of itself. Wilkins says Scrooge isn’t interested in having fun, since he’s just standing there. Can he steal Scrooge’s lady for a dance? Belle says she’d be delighted, and they dance. Young Scrooge starts to leave, and Fezziwig asks where he’s going. He says he has figures to review, but Fezziwig says, it can wait. Take a moment and enjoy life. Otherwise, it will pass by him. Young Scrooge leaves anyway.

Now in Scrooge’s office, Belle tells young Scrooge that he’ll never stop loving anything more than money. It’s not a marriage she wishes to be part of. He asks what she means, and she says she’s sorry, but she cannot marry him. She leaves, and Scrooge tells the ghost, show him no more. Let him home now. But the ghost says she has one more thing to show him.

An older Belle (Anna) and an older Dick Wilkins (Robert) are on a stroll. Scrooge says, Belle. Wilkins says he ran into an old friend; Scrooge. He went by the office. Belle says, he was working on Christmas? and Wilkins asks if it surprises her. She supposes not. She says, poor Scrooge. He’s all alone in the world. Scrooge tells the ghost, please take him back. She takes his hand, and they disappear. Scrooge wakes, and says, it was but a dream. The clock strikes, and he says, no. It can’t be twelve again. Surely the clock is broken. He hears laughter, and a voice says, hello, Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Present (Obrecht), reclines on his couch. She says, just in time. Look upon me.

Reading to the children, Monica says, I am the Ghost of Christmas Present, said the Spirit. Look upon me! Scrooge reverently did so. It was clothed in one simple green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur.

Scrooge says, I learnt a lesson which is working now. To-night, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit by it. The ghost tells him to touch her gown, and when he does, they disappear. Scrooge asks where they are, and she says, it’s Christmas day, this very year. Doesn’t he recognize his own nephew’s home? He says he’s never been there. Fred and his wife Clara (Maxie) are entertaining the charity man and his wife (Jordan). Fred tells them, then his uncle called Christmas a humbug. They laugh, and the man says he’ll spare them what Scrooge said when he asked him to give. His wife says Scrooge is rich, but it does him little good, and the man suggests they don’t bother with Scrooge anymore, and carry on with the game. Fred does a pantomime, and the man’s wife says, an animal. Fred says she’s correct. The man asks if he roams the streets, and Fred says he does. The man asks if he travels alone or in a pack, and Clara says, Scrooge! Fred says, right you are, and they toast to Scrooge. The ghost holds out her arm, and Scrooge touches her robe.

Scrooge and the ghost look into a window. The Cratchit’s eldest son, Peter (Cameron) tells his mother (Elizabeth), Tiny Tim (Aiden) sang the sweetest of all. Cratchit says she should have been there, but Emily wonders who would cook dinner then. Scrooge says he knows these people. It’s Bob Cratchit’s house. They look so happy with so little. Cratchit toasts to Scrooge, the founder of their feast. Emily says, Scrooge is a hard, silly man, and Cratchit says, it’s Christmas day. She says she’ll drink for the sake of her husband and the day, but not for Scrooge. They toast, and Cratchit suggests they say grace. Merry Christmas and may God bless them. Tiny Tim says, God bless us, every one, and starts to cough. The ghost turns away, and Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim will live. She says she sees a vacant seat at the chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner. Scrooge says, tell him Tiny Tim is not going to die, but she says, if these shadows remain unaltered by the future, he will die, but if he has to die, he’d better do it, and decrease the surplus population. She holds out her arm.

Back at his house, Scrooge asks if the ghost is okay, and she says she exists only for a brief time. The present is waiting. He’d do well to remember that. She fades away leaving only her holly crown. The clock strikes midnight again, and Scrooge holds his head. The wind blows through the house, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come stands before him.

In the real world, Monica says, for in the very air through which this Spirit moved, it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. Ned asks if it’s not too scary, but Anna says, they’re loving it. Monica continues, it was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. But for this it would have been difficult to detach its figure from the night, and separate it from the darkness by which it was surrounded.

The ghost reveals its face, and it’s Ava. Scrooge asks if she’s the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, and she nods. He says she is about to show him shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us. He fears her more than all the others, but knows her purpose is to go him good, and he’s prepared. He goes with her.

They appear in a graveyard. Fred says he doesn’t know what he expected, and Clara says, the people who showed up, did so for a free lunch. He says, some might yet arrive, but she says, he was a miser, poor soul. Good riddance. Fred repeats, good riddance, and they leave. Scrooge wonders why they’d says such a thing, and the ghost pounds the ground with her cycle. Mrs. Dilber and another servant (Brook) go through some belongings. The servant says, if wanted to keep them after he was dead, he would have been more natural in life. He would have had someone there instead of gasping his last alone by himself. Scrooge says he sees the case of this unhappy man might be his own cycle.

At the Cratchit’s house, Peter says, cheer up mother. The man to whom they were in debt to has passed. He saw the man’s servants gathering his possessions. It will give them time to get back on their feet. It’s the one piece of good news they’ve had this Christmas season. Cratchit comes in, and Emily asks where he was. He says he was at Tiny Tim’s grave. He wanted to make sure to wish him a merry Christmas. He holds his wife, and his son comes along the other side. Scrooge sees the crutch next to the fireplace, and says, no. It can’t be. Tiny Tim dead? Surely the future can be changed; can it not? The ghost looks at him, and turns away.

Scrooge and the spirit stand in the graveyard once more. Scrooge asks why bring him back to show him this man’s grave again? The ghost points, and he sees his own grave stone.

Scrooge says the spirit’s nature has interceded for him, and taken pity on him. Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life. The ghost walks toward him, and he falls into the grave.

Mrs. Dilber draws back the drapes, and Scrooge asks, what day is it? She says, Christmas day, sir. He asks her to say it again, and she does. He says he hasn’t missed it. The spirits did it all in one night. Surprising the hell out of her, he kisses her, and runs out. Outside, he sees the same kids who asked him for a penny. He says, sweet children, do you know the poulter on the next corner; the one with the prize turkey in the window? Buy it. He gives them each a crown, and tells them, run like the wind.

His next stop is Fred’s house. He bursts in, and says, merry Christmas to his nephew, his nephew’s wife, and guests. Clara says they weren’t expecting him, but he says he can’t stay. However, he would be remiss not to wish them a merry Christmas. It’s high time they settle the question of Fred’s inheritance. He’s family, and should be regarded as such by the court. He asks Fred to pardon his previous unkindness, and to stop by after the holidays. They’ll make arrangements. He says he must go, and jets. They’re all like, wha-a-at?

Scrooge goes to the Cratchit house, and Peter answers the door. Scrooge gives him the turkey, and tells him to take it to the kitchen. He asks Cratchit to accept it as a sincere apology. It’s come to his attention that Cratchit is long overdue for a significant raise, and his salary is going to be doubled. He doesn’t want to keep them from their Christmas feast, and says he doesn’t expect to see Cratchit in the office until after the New Year. Tiny Tim says he doesn’t have to leave. They’d be honored if he joined them. Scrooge says he’d like that very much.

They hold hands around the table, and Tiny Tim says, God bless us every one.

Monica reads, Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. Ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One! Everyone applauds.

Curtis tells everyone, the roads are cleared. They’re good to go. Brook bets Tracy can’t wait to get back to her house, and away from the riff-raff. Tracy says she thinks she’ll stay and help out. Ned shrugs at Michael and Brook, and follows her. Anna tells Finn, it worked out. They’ll be on their way soon. Finn suggests they go by Felicia’s Christmas party, and Anna asks, why the change of heart? He says it’s the first time he’s experienced Christmas as a father, and for a moment, he saw it through Violet’s eyes. Violet tells Finn, it was the best story ever. He says he thought so. And it was a nice reminder that Christmas isn’t just about the presents. It teaches us to love, be charitable, share the joy, and all that good stuff. Anna thinks it’s not a bad idea to keep it in their hearts all year.

Violet says, God bless us, every one. Snow falls, and the camera pans out to show the scene is inside a snow globe.

On Christmas Eve, there will be a repeat encore episode, GH is preempted on Christmas for football, and on Thursday, Nelle asks to hold Wiley, and Mike says someone took his wife.

Below Deck

Smoke inundates the galley. In her interview, Kate knows it’s not Kevin’s fault the exhaust fan is broken, but why is he using the grill? If she didn’t have a blender, she wouldn’t push margaritas. She tells Courtney, some of the signs of the apocalypse are smoke, children, in-laws, and diarrhea. The deckhands bring in the water toys. In Ashton’s interview, he compares Rhylee’s knots to a child learning to tie their shoe laces for the first time. The way she’s doing it is dangerous and frustrating. He needs everyone to rush and get everything done, and they’re wasting time trying to untie her knots. Kevin prepares lunch, and Kate asks for all available deck crew. Kevin thinks the grandparents will be happy with his Greek style lunch. As lunch is served, Albert says there must be two of Kevin. There’s no way one person cranked all this out. Everyone is happy. Kate says it’s the first time family style has worked out.

Captain Lee calls engineer Darrian to the bridge – a rarity! Darrian says the exhaust fan is a mystery, and the captain says, the hits just keep coming. Still at lunch, Albert says they nailed it, except for the beach excursion. Scott – who seems to be the whiner of the group – says he’s not sure it was really treacherous, and thinks they would have been fine. Because he’s a boat captain? An engineer? A map reader? He’s an asshat for sure. In Brian’s interview, he says he always has fun with Courtney until someone else arrives. Then she puts her guard up. He likes her, and wants to spend more time with her.

Master Pearson is hesitant about the slide, and Rhylee says, you know what they say about the slide?. When in Thailand… I don’t think anyone says that, but it works, and Pearson goes down the slide, giving his dad a high-five afterward. Captain Lee tells Kate that the ride back for the grandparents is going to be there in fifteen minutes. Kate says it’s a genius way to deal with the in-laws; just have them for lunch. Kate tells him the primary wants him to join them for dinner; it’s a roaring 20s theme. The captain asks if there’s going to be bathtub gin. The boat comes, and the grandparents leave. Ashton doesn’t want Rhylee doing anything, and she says, nice team work. He tells her to take a break.

The captain puts on his tux, admiring his reflection, and saying, looking GQ. In his interview, he says, when things don’t go as planned, they have to pull out all the stops. Tonight, he’s going to dress up, and help get the guests in a good mood. A gentleman doesn’t leave home without his tux. It’s just good taste. The guests get ready for dinner. Kate says the deckhands are going to hate them, since there will be feathers everywhere. In Kate’s interview, she says she used to love theme parties, and was good at costume parties in her 20s. Darrian gets the fan going, and creates a record of us seeing an off camera crew member twice in one show. Kate says she loves him, calling him a superhero and a legend.

Captain Lee joins the guests, telling them it’s his best Titanic Halloween costume. Kevin is making steak and broccoli soup, with crème brulee for dessert. He says the guests haven’t had the best experience, so he’s knocking it out of the park. Pearson says the soup is laaaaame. Kate tells Kevin the three words she heard were delicious, wonderful, and really good, which is really four words. Ashton radios Rhylee to meet him and Tanner on the bow. He gives them lines, and asks them to practice the bowline knot. In Ashton’s interview, he says it’s a knot that’s easily loosened. Even if they only gain an extra five seconds, he knows from personal experience that five seconds can cost a lot. Ashton says Rhylee seems to have an issue, and she says it’s not something she’s used a lot. She doesn’t know what to say, Ashton says the less she says, the better. In this situation, he’s her superior. Geez. While I can understand that Rhylee should learn the way things are done on that particular boat, that was a little aggressive. In Rhylee’s interview, she says Ashton doesn’t respect her as a co-worker or a person. Ashton tells her not to come there with her attitude again. Rhylee says she’ll just keep taking his. They’re her issue now.

Kevin sings that his steak is the best steak in world. Albert thanks Captain Lee for bringing out all the water toys, and the captain asks if Pearson wore the slide out. Pearson says he did. Aston says he’s watched Tanner struggle with knots, and Rhylee needs to learn. Tanner ties one satisfactorily, and Ashton says Rhylee takes everything he asks as a personal attack. Elsewhere, Rhylee says she’ll stick to polishing. In her interview, she says, it’s not the only kind of knot. Ashton is being a classic child, and she thinks it’s BS. It’s not fair to her. She helps serve dinner. Pearson whines, and mom Torrie thinks it’s bedtime. She tells Pearson that he’s making a scene. Kate tells Kevin, Master Pearson is having a tantrum. Torrie comes into the galley, and tells them no dessert for Pearson since he’s not behaving. She tells Pearson, next time, listen to mommy, and takes him off to bed. Kevin gives Kate some crème brulee, which she appreciates. The captain tells the guests that he has to finish some work, and they thank him for joining them. Ashton tells Kate that Rhylee is up if she’s needed. Kate goes to bed, and Simone tells Courtney that Tanner keeps coming to her, saying he just wants to make sure they’re one the same page, and that it’s casual. It’s making her uncomfortable. Courtney says, it’s awkward, and Simone says she’s not acting like she’s in love. That’s not the case.

Rhylee tells Kate that she’s tired of Ashton acting like she’s not there or does poorly. Kate says, as long as things are safe. In Kate’s interview, she says she commiserates. Ashton isn’t easy to deal with, but at the same time, Rhylee has to learn to take direction. She doesn’t feel like she’s dealing with mature individuals. She tells Rhylee that Ashton is an a-hole.

Final day of charter. Tanner tells Brian about Ashton taking a power stance with Rhylee. You don’t talk to your superior that way. Brian is glad Ashton is finally standing up. It gets hectic. Tanner says, Rhylee is never wrong, and Brian says, you should just do your job. Tanner says, it’s all you can do. The guests are up, and coffee is made. Albert is surprised that Kate remembered he likes honey. Kevin asks Tanner, what’s going on? and Tanner says he was telling Simone about keeping it casual. In her interview, Kate says Tanner wants it done, but this must be his first boatmance. Boatmances don’t end. You have to ship out

Ashton tells Brian that Tanner filled him in on their conversation about Rhylee. Brian says he’s just putting it out there, but he’s in for the last two charters. In Ashton’s interview, he says he thought maybe it was just him, but if another crew member is saying the same thing, it’s probably not going to change.

Kevin makes pancakes, and tells them, rise, baby, rise. He checks out how the guests are doing, and Albert says, the experience has been great. The captain calls Kate to the wheelhouse. He explains that a tender is going to pick up the guests, since they have to take on fuel from a barge. He says he’ll knock out the tip meeting while they’re fueling, then tie up, and knock over their flip. In his interview, he says every country has different rules and regulations. Instead of going straight to the dock, they have to tie to a barge for fuel. Kate tells Albert that they’ll be departing on the tender.

Brian asks Courtney if she wants to go for a drink before the crew goes out, and she says okay. It’s time for the crew to change into their whites, and Captain Lee calls everyone to the aft deck, where there are hugs and goodbyes. Pearson says his favorite part was the slide. Albert says, it was a wonderful vacation, and Kevin knocked it out of the park. Torrie says they were great with the kids. Her only bummer was that they couldn’t go to the beach. Other than that, they had a great time, and they were happy they were able to come. She’s an idiot. Pearson wants to be a captain when he grows up.

The crew gets excited about a dog riding on the fuel barge. The captain calls the crew to the crew mess. He says he thought it went well. The interior was great, and the guests were happy, and Kevin nailed it. The tip is $16,500; $1500 and change each. In her interview, Kate says it’s not the tip she was expecting or hoping for. There were children and several itinerary requests. She admits there was a day filled with smoke, and Ashton canceled the beach party. They were probably docked a grand for that. They’re living and working together, and being stressed out for one reason; to make as much money as possible. She’s tired of doing all the work there. The captain says they’re heading to the dock, where they’re going to get as much done as they can. The boat docks.

Brian asks if Ashton minds if he leaves early to take Courtney for a drink. Courtney tells Kate that she’s grumpy because she has to leave at 5. In her interview, she says she needs at least two business days’ notice for a date, but she likes Brian, so she’ll suck it up and go. She complains that she has nothing to wear, and Kate says she’s never seen this side of Courtney. Tanner says he’s going to have a heat stroke. Tanner wants to go out, but he’s afraid if he talks to another girl, he’ll be hearing about how Simone is jealous. I’m like, wtf? She just said she wanted him to be respectful. I don’t think she was jealous at all. Ashton calls his mom, and says it’s different being in the leadership role. She’s just glad he had no accidents. In Ashton’s interview, he says he’s had issues in the past with his parents. They divorced when he was five years old, but in the last few years, they’ve become extremely close. His mom asks if the other lady is okay, and he says, Kate is Kate. You never know what you’re going to get. She tells him to laugh or make a joke. In his interview, he says it was hard to let his mom know when he went into yachting. He knew she’d be sad not to see him. It effects all of them in that way; they’re not with their families as much as they want to be.

In her interview, Courtney says she’s anxious. She hasn’t been on that many dates, and dates are weird. You want to be emotionally prepared. Emotionally prepared? What kind of dates has she been on? Tanner asks Simone if she wants to have a drink on the sundeck, and Courtney and Brian leave. At the restaurant, they sit outside, and Brian asks if Courtney wants champagne. She says she doesn’t think it exists in Thailand. She tells him that she’s super grumpy, and he says he’s trying to cheer her up. In Brian’s interview, he says, Courtney is hard to please, but hopefully, she’ll come around eventually. He wishes he had a puppy. He suggests he and Courtney have a drink, go back to the boat and relax, and have a good time tonight.

Tanner says Simone kept asking about them, and he wants to be honest. He wonders if they’re on different mindwaves, but Simone thinks they’re on the same one. He says they have two weeks left, and it would be unfair of him to lead her on. He doesn’t want to be an a-hole. She says when he said he just wanted to have fun, she knew what he was saying. He says he doesn’t want to hurt her, and she laughs. He says she’s a cool chick, and in her interview, she says, what the hell? He’s the definition of a f***boy. She’ll just smile and leave. She tells him that she appreciates it, and thinks he’s great. They’re good.

Courtney tells Brian she’s slowly getting lower in her chair. She doesn’t really want to go out tonight either. In Brian’s interview, he says, it’s disappointing. All the time and effort he put into arranging the date, and it feels like he’s taking her to the dentist. It was supposed to be fun. She should have just said she didn’t want to go. They go back to the boat, and Courtney says, tonight is going to seriously suck. I think Courtney seriously sucks. She’s acting like a brat.

The crew gets ready go out. In Simone’s interview, she says she’s not that girl who wants to make a guy upset by looking good, but she does want to try to punish Tanner a little. When she looks sufficiently hot, they leave for shore. Ashton says, Smashton is coming out, and tells Brian that Courtney is a keeper. Kate asks if Courtney is playing it aloof. Courtney says she’s not. She just doesn’t know him well. She’s never going to either, if she keeps behaving the way she is.

Bangla Road, Phuket. It’s like some kind of circus. Almost like the end of the original mini-series of The Stand when they’re in Vegas. Ashton says, this place is alive. In Kate’s interview, she says, Bangla Road is the most wild place on the planet. It’s like Vegas meets spring break. You can see a ping pong show, get a piercing, a tattoo, and an STD all at the same time. Where else is there a Starbuck’s next to a donkey show? They go to a club, where they get bottle service. No surprise, Courtney doesn’t want to be there. Ashton yells at Courtney to wake up. She tells Brian that she feels sweating and gross, but he says she looks amazing and wonderful. In Courtney’s interview, she says she wants to go, but the thought of being alone in a taxi in Thailand for an hour is unbearable. The club might be scary, but outside, it might be scarier. Brian says, Smashton is out of his cage. In Ashton’s interview, he says, it’s been a hard few days’ work, and this is the perfect playground for Smashton. He can feel Smashton wanting to come out and have fun. Kate asks Tanner about his talk with Simone, and he says, she was cool about it. Kate says, Simone is the hottest girl on the dance floor; she’s looking good. Tanner says he’s always wanted to hook up with Kate, and she says he’s twenty-five; he’s a kid. She tells him, calm down. He says, this is his song, and goes out on the dance floor. He ends up dancing, along with Smashton, on some kind of stage thing. Courtney looks sick. Kate tries get her up, but she won’t budge. Courtney and Brian leave, and Courtney gives him a kiss in the taxi. Rhylee and Simone get in with them, and the others get in another one.

Ashton kisses Kate, who wipes her mouth. In her interview, she says she hasn’t given any signs that she would want this opportunity. She doesn’t care how drunk she is – even blackout drunk – she doesn’t make out with someone accidentally twice. She moves to the back seat next to Tanner. Ashton keeps trying to reach back and touch her, and she tells him to stop. He says if she gets drunk, maybe she’ll get lucky, and she says she’s never been that drunk, and he’ll never get that lucky. In the other taxi, Brian gives Rhylee and Simone roses out of a bouquet he bought, and gives the rest to Courtney. Courtney says he’s cute.

Ashton says Tanner’s mom is cool, and Kate asks what’s going on with Ashton’s mom. For whatever drunk reason, Ashton takes offense to this, and says, that was a weak blow. She says they were just talking about Tanner’s mom, and she asked how his mom is. He asks if she thinks she’s a better person for calling his mom out, He turns around in his seat, and tells her to get TF over herself. He tells Kevin, that’s his family, and Kevin tells him, it’s all right. Kevin wisely asks the driver to pull the van over. Ashton gets stupid, and Kevin tells him, calm down. Ashton punches the car door. Seriously, wtf?

Kevin tells Ashton, calm down, bro. Ashton says she has no right to bring his family into it. What gives her the right? In her interview, Kate says, this is not okay. It’s like Ashton morphed into the Incredible Hulk, but it’s not incredible being stuck in a small space with him, and being the target of his anger. Brian kisses Courtney, and Rhylee and Simone tell each other how beautiful they are, and talk about how much fun they had dancing. Tanner tells Ashton, they’re heading back; let’s chill. It doesn’t matter. Ashton quiets down, and Tanner leans back in his seat. Kate says he did very good, and she gives him a peck. He clearly wants more, and knocks over a bunch of beer cans, saying, Jiminy Cricket.

Brian tells Courtney that she looks beautiful, and she thanks him. Tanner says he’s effed up. Kate wonders where Rhylee is. When she finds Rhylee, she says, Ashton is a psycho. He showed it. Ashton and Tanner go to the galley. They make toasties and get the galley full of smoke. Kate says smoke is the least of her concerns. She’s concerned about Ashton’s behavior. Simone asks Courtney if she wants to eavesdrop. Ashton says, it’s his crew, and he’ll manage them as he sees fit. He’ll tell her when he needs advice. She says she didn’t know making fun of Tanner’s mother was a management issue. He says she needs to be put in her place. She’s disrespected his deck crew. Kate says they were talking about Tanner’s mother, and she complimented Ashton’s mother. Ashton says Kate knows less than she thinks. She thinks she knows everything, and he’s sick of her and her attitude. She thinks she’s better than the rest of the crew. He asks Tanner what he thinks, and Tanner says Kate gets away with more than other people do. Ashton is like, ah-ha! and says Tanner is supporting his viewpoint, although not quite. Courtney tells Simone, this is going to be awkward tomorrow. Kate says they can find another chief stew. She quits.

Rhylee follows Kate to her bunk, Ashton says, Kate attacked his family, and he got emotional. Where is he even getting this? Kate says she’d like to gracefully get off the boat. Rhylee says, right now? and Kate says she can’t stay in this environment. Rhylee gets that, and Kate says, then don’t argue with her. She has enough money; she can get a hotel room and a plane ticket. She wants to gather her things, and looks for her phone and passport. She tells the cameraman to tell his friends in the control room that she’d like to go. They can figure it out. Just get her off this boat.

Next time, Rhylee asks if Kate wants to talk to Captain Lee, a producer asks where Kate is going, and Kate says don’t follow her.

📺 Project Runway will be back on January 2nd, 2020, at 9 pm, and Laverne Cox will be guest judge.. This Thursday, December 26th, Part Three of The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion will air at 10 pm. The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Dallas will be back on January 1st at 8 pm and 9 pm, respectively. Sure. I’ll be spending my holiday evening watching that. Like I’ll tear myself away from my personal annual Downton Abbey marathon. American Idol will premiere its new season on February 16th, at 8 PM.

🍊 A real quickie on The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion, Part Two. If you think about it, they should really just call it what it is, a rehash. Not much happens, except a stroll down the show’s Memory Lane with tons of clips, and the women yelling at each other over issues they’ve finally managed to forget about. So basically, same sh*t, different day. Which was exactly what we saw tonight. One of my personal highlights was finding out that Braunwyn spends $4000 to $5000 a month on groceries. She said this included, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets, like it would make a huge difference at that price point. I also enjoyed the misuse of words, like when Tamra mistook free range for free reign. There was a big discussion on accountability, or as Housewives lingo would put it, owning it. Kelly and Vicki hugged it out, with Vicki saying she was over the pig thing, and Kelly sort of apologizing, but adding that she’d felt backed into a corner. We’ll see how long that lasts. The show ended with Vicki screeching at Braunwyn for her display of nakedness, yelling that they don’t do that on her show, and totally ignoring Kelly, who suggested she tell Tamra the same thing. Vicki also made sure that we again knew She. Started. The. Show. Next time, we can look forward to Vicki telling the show to eff off.

🗽 Now That She’s Free From Egg Pressure…

And she’ll never have to swing on a trapeze again either. At least not in public.

https://betches.com/why-tinsley-mortimer-has-stopped-filming-rhony/

Who Could Forget…?

She cooked, she cleaned, she made it nice.

https://betches.com/ranking-the-10-most-iconic-real-housewives-trips/

🎄 Thanks For Sharing…

Cynthia proves she’s just like us.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1105161/real-housewives-cynthia-bailey-shares-her-go-to-holiday-recipe-and-traditions

🔜 Really a Whole Lot Of Nothing…

A feud possibly ends…

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/teresa-giudice-ends-feud-with-caroline-manzo-amid-joe-split/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

…as another possibly begins.

https://pagesix.com/2019/12/18/joe-giudice-posts-cryptic-message-after-teresa-giudice-split/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20191219&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8472404-711673032

🔥 News You Can Use…

And I’d feel guilty if I didn’t include it.

https://www.inverse.com/article/61848-why-do-christmas-trees-burn-so-quickly?link_uid=26&utm_campaign=sunday-edition-2019-12-22&utm_medium=sunday-edition&utm_source=newsletter

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🎁 Wishing You a Merry…

Hoping all your Christmas wishes and dreams come true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2019 – Mike Has Visitors, Cats Inspired Runway, Andy’s Bunch, Another Chapter Done, NYC Wants a Raise, Tinsley Opts Out, Unsure & an Early Gift

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason visits Sam at Pentenville. She tells Jason they have to focus on two things for her parole hearing. One is her good behavior. Jason asks if there’s been any problems, and Sam says, not really, but there is her cellmate. The other thing is, they want her to take responsibility for her crimes.

On the phone, Sonny asks how long it will take the doctor to determine if Mike is right for the study. He says, the sooner the better. He’ll be waiting to hear. Michael comes down, and Sonny says he’s enrolling his dad in a clinical trial. It’s not a cure, but it might help. He asks if Michael doesn’t think it’s a good idea, and Michael says, sorry; he doesn’t. Does Sonny really think taking Mike halfway around the world is the right thing to do?

At Turning Woods, Mike stares into space. Josslyn comes in, and sees Dev is there. He says, she made it. Mike tells her, keep it down. This kid is breaking him out.

Willow tells Brad that she doesn’t want to intrude, but she’s there for him. Whatever he and Wiley need.

Monica says she wanted to give Bobbie a moment to rest, and Bobbie thanks her for keeping a close eye on Lucas. It’s a comfort, and important to her family, and her.

Carly asks if Julian and Brook know each other. Brook says they met briefly. Julian thought she was a hooker.

At Pentenville, Chase hears a scream. He runs into the infirmary, and finds Nelle on the floor, with Ryan standing over her, holding a bloody scalpel. Ryan says, this isn’t what it looks like.

Michael tells Sonny that he loves his grandpa, and wants the best for him. Sonny says that means he doesn’t give up. There are breakthroughs all the time. It can’t cure the disease, but it can stop it from getting worse. Michael says he’s done some reading, and Sonny says he forgot who he was talking to. Michael says the results are promising, but Sonny should ask himself if hanging on is what Mike would want.

Josslyn says Dev is breaking Mike out? and Dev says, that was the plan, but the busses have stopped running. Mike says he needs to get to the track. He needs to pick up a quick fifty for his son’s birthday. Dev says if he’s looking for action, there are checkers on the table. Mika laughs, and says he needs to get to the track. Josslyn says, does he? Or is he just afraid Dev will beat him? Mike says, set ‘em up. He’s going to show Dev what’s what.

Sam tells Jason that she basically told the judge the same thing. She killed Shiloh because she felt there was no other choice. If circumstances were the same, she’d do the same thing again. She came close to getting on the table, and screaming that she wanted to be home with her kids. He says he doesn’t know if it will help, but she focuses better than most people, and she’s got to stay focused on what’s in front of her. Make it through today, then make it through tomorrow. She says, it sounds like a 12-step program, and he says every day she’s one day closer to coming home. When that day is there, he, Scout, and Danny will be waiting for her. They touch palms against the glass between them.

Nelle wails, why did Ryan stab her, and he says he was trying to help. The guard says, the inmate is secure, and Nelle calls him a psycho freak. Chase tells the nurse that Nelle has one kidney. Nelle asks why Ryan did this to her? She tells Chase, don’t let her die, and Chase says he won’t. Ryan says, you two. So cute together. I’m kind of liking his unshaven Miami Vice look.

Sonny tells Michael that his dad isn’t dead. He still has good days ahead. Michael says, he’s not himself. He’s not grandpa anymore. Mike used to live there, and on Thanksgiving, he didn’t know the house. It was like he’d never been there. At what point is a familiar place not safe? What will it be like in a strange country, giving treatment to someone whose disease is past the point of no return? Sonny says, that’s for doctors to decide. If he’s gone too far, they won’t take him. If they do, there’s hope. Michael says he sees Sonny has made his mind up, and Sonny asks what Michael wants him to do. Michael says, next time he’s with Mike, ask himself if the person he’s hanging onto is the man Mike wanted to be.

Dev tells Mike that he’s killing him, and jumps his own checkers with Mike’s. He tells Mike it’s his turn, and Mike asks if Josslyn is there to see him. She says, of course (🍷), and he says a pretty girl there to see him; that’s something. He tells Dev that he asked for it, and jumps the rest of Dev’s checkers. Dev says Mike trounced him, and Mike says it must be his night. What say they up the stakes and play some craps?

Jason goes to the Quartermaine mansion, and asks if Ned heard anything about Sam’s parole hearing. Ned says the first thing Jason needs to understand is, the board is incorruptible. There are no leaks, and it will take as long as it takes. Jason asks if Ned can talk to someone; no pressure, just a conversation. Ned says he’s a prominent citizen, and used to be mayor. If he asks a favor, there’s no quid pro quo. He can’t try to influence the outcome. It all has to stay above board.

Alexis visits Sam, who says she just missed Jason. Alexis asks if he’s been visiting regularly, and Sam says he has. Alexis asks how Sam is, and she says, frustrated. She wants to be home with the people she loves. Alexis asks how the hearing went, and Sam says it’s the same thing she told Jason. The judge just wants her to take responsibility for her crimes. She’s been a model prisoner, and that’s saying a lot since Cassandra is there. It’s lucky Sam hasn’t attacked her. She thinks the board took into consideration that she saved a guard, but that can only get her so far. Alexis tells her, try to be patient. Sam says she knows. What other choice does she have?

The nurse tells Chase, the ambulance is on its way from GH. He asks what Nelle was doing there, and the guard says, she’s on laundry duty. She was bringing in towels. Ryan says he can’t resist a pretty girl. It was the perfect storm; desire, bloodlust, and linens. Chase says Ryan is serving consecutive lifetimes, and Ryan says Chase is smarter than he looks. Chase says, goodbye, Mr. Chamberlain, and Ryan says, it’s Dr. Chamberlain. Chase is pretty sure Ryan lost his license, but Ryan says, while the MP is out, the PhD is forever. Give Nelle his best when he sees her.

Monica tells everyone that they’re going to try again to wean Lucas off the ventilator so he’s breathing on his own. They’re also going to taper off his medication, in hopes he comes out of it. Brook says, that’s good, right? and Monica says, it’s part of the process. The next few hours will be an indication of responsiveness, since he’ll have no sedation. Julian says, what if he’s not responsive? and Monica says, one step at a time. She’ll keep them posted. Brook says she’s going to find Bobbie, and Carly says she’ll get some food for her. Willow sits with Brad, and asks if he’s okay. It’s very promising. Brad says if he had a do-over, he’d make better choices. She says, about what? and he says he wishes he could take back everything that landed them in the car in the first place. She says, it was horrible, but it was an accident. What happened isn’t his fault. Julian listens in.

Brook finds Bobbie, and they hug. Bobbie says she came. It will be so nice for Lucas to have someone around that he grew up with. Brook says, Lucas grew up. Her, on the other hand… Bobbie says, wait until he wakes up. He’ll be so happy to see her. Brook says, her too.

Sonny says he doesn’t love what Michael is saying, but respects him saying it. Michael says, other people’s problems are easier to deal with than your own, and Sonny says, any problem in particular? Michael says, between the two of them, he’s been stalling deals at ELQ. They think he’s playing hardball, but he really hasn’t had enough time to prep. The few moments he has at his computer, he can hardly stay awake. Sonny says that’s because he’s trying to be all things to all people all at once. He can’t take care of everybody. He needs to take care of himself. Michael says, Wiley comes first, and Sonny says, Wiley is taken care of. Michael needs rest and sleep. He asks if Michael wants to stay there, but Michael says he’ll just get up when he hears Wiley. Sonny says it’s up to Michael, but he appreciates the straight talk about his dad. Sonny knows he doesn’t always make it easier, and Michael says, it helps that he’s not afraid of Sonny. Sonny asks, why would anyone be afraid of him? Michael says he can’t imagine. He tells Sonny that he loves him, and apologizes for being so hard on him. They hug, and Sonny says, it’s a lot harder on his dad.

Jason tells Ned that he’s not asking for a favor, and Ned says, good. That’s the quickest way to torpedo any chance of Sam getting out. Jason asks if there’s any way at all Ned can help, and Ned says if the board finds Sam worth of release, he can suggest they expedite it, if appropriate. Jason asks what the time frame is, but Ned says, the deliberation will take as long as it takes. If Jason wants to risk calling in his own favor to someone who owes him a debt, it’s his decision. Otherwise, he suggests being patient. Let it happen the way it’s supposed to happen.

Willow asks if there’s anything she can get Julian. He says, no, but he appreciates her being there. She says she needed to do something, and hopes she’s not in the way. He thinks Lucas would be touched at how well she’s taking care of his crazy family. Willow says there’s no place she’d rather be. Maybe he  can give her some advice. He says he’ll try, and she says, Brad is holding himself responsible. It doesn’t matter what anyone says; he thinks it’s his fault, and she can’t reason with him. What she’s asking is, would Julian speak to him? Knowing Julian doesn’t blame him might help. Julian says he’ll talk to Brad, and try to make him understand why it happened.

Sonny goes to Turning Woods. Mike is ready to throw the dice, and says, papa needs a new pair of shoes. He gets a seven, and Sonny asks if it’s a private game, or can anybody play? Mike jumps up, and yells, stay away from my son, you SOB.

Nelle is wheeled into GH on a gurney. The nurse says she has a single stab wound to the abdomen and possible kidney damage. Nelle says please don’t let her die. Carly watches, and she’s like, whaaat?

Sam tells Alexis, the most aggravating thing is, Shiloh is dead, but they’re still fighting him. Alexis says, it’s unfair, and Sam says she keeps thinking about how it began. It started with her.

Jason tells Ned that he’ll stay the course. Ned was hoping Jason would see it that way. He’s really glad Jason came to see him. Grandfather used to say, family first, then business. Jason says, especially in business. He asks Ned to let him know if he hears anything. Michael arrives, and asks if everything is okay. Jason says, it’s fine, and asks how Lucas is. Michael says, there’s been no change, and Jason says he’s going to the hospital to check in. Michael asks him to let Carly know he’ll be there soon. He has ELQ business to finish. Jason leaves, and Ned says, forgive him, but Michael is looking ragged. Michael says he has a lot on his plate, and Ned says, the family is a rock, and business is a hard place, and there Michael is being crushed in between. Michael says, Ned speaks from experience, and Ned says he’s been where Michael is. ELQ, Lucas, and Wiley; it’s a lot. Let him help. Michael asks in what way, and Ned says since he lost the election, he’s had nothing but time on his hands. If Michael needs him to pick up the slack at ELQ, he’s available. Michael asks if Ned wants to take over ELQ.

Carly tries to go into the room where Nelle is, but a guard says she can’t. She says the woman in there used to be her daughter-in-law. Can he tell her what happened?

The doctor tells Nelle that he’s going to do an ultrasound to see how extreme the injury is. She tells him to hurry.

Carly tells the guard that she knows what confidentiality is. She sees Chase, and he asks how her brother is. She says, they’re cautiously optimistic, and asks what Nelle is doing there. He says, Ryan stabbed her, and she asks how he got access to her. Who thought it would be a good idea to put them together? He says, Ryan might have nicked her kidney. If he did, it’s a big deal; if not, they’ll stitch her up, and it’s back to Pentenville. Carly says, the sooner, the better. Chase goes in, and asks, how bad is it? 

Mike tells Sonny, he doesn’t want him around there. Sonny says he doesn’t have to play; he’ll go. Josslyn tells Sonny not to leave. She says, he’s just a friend, and Mike says she’s new around there. Stay away from this guy; he’s filth. He tells Sonny, stay away from his son. His son could lose his life working for him – Joe Skully.

Josslyn tells Mike, good news; there’s been a mistake. He’s not Skully. Mike says, he is. He knows Skully when he sees him. Josslyn says he looks like Skully, but he’s not. She didn’t realize it when she invited him. Mike says she invited him? and Josslyn says, she and Dev both did. They wanted more players for craps. Dev says their friend’s name is Sonny, and Josslyn says, he’s a good guy. That’s why they decided to invite him. They thought he and Mike might hit it off. Mike tells Sonny, come sit with them. He’s sorry he got a little rough. He thought Sonny was someone else. Mike asks if Sonny knows Skully; he’s garbage. Sonny says he thought Mike was being too nice, and he and Mike laugh. Mike says he likes their friend. He was just looking out for his guy. He puts his arm around Dev. He asks if Sonny has kids, and Sonny says he does. Mike says, then he knows. They’re just playing for pennies; nothing serious. Sonny says, pennies work. Dev and Mike set up the game, and Josslyn asks if Sonny is okay. Sonny says, it’s just the disease talking.

The doctor tells Nelle, good news. There’s been no damage to her kidney. Chase asks, what’s next? and the doctor says he’ll patch up the wound, and she’s all his. Chase says he can’t wait. Nelle thanks the doctor, and he leaves. She says she knows things between her and Chase aren’t great. He says he doesn’t know what she means. Sure, she killed her fiancé, trashed his career, and almost killed one of his best friends, but it’s water under the bridge, right? She says he can be as standoffish as he wants, but he wouldn’t be there if he didn’t care. He says he does care; he needs her statement. She asks if he’s sure that’s all it is, and he says, pretty sure. The guard at Pentenville said she was delivering towels. Is that why she was in the infirmary? She says that’s her job. She’s proving she’s a good citizen, and has changed her ways. He says, yes or no, and she says, yes. She has two jobs, in the kitchen and in the laundry. He asks her to describe the attack, and she says she came in to restock towels, and Ryan was there by himself. When she dropped the towels off, and tried to get past him, he grabbed her. He ordered her to try and help him escape. He was going on about Ava, and Nelle was supposed to wheel him out in a laundry bin to the loading dock or he’d hurt her. Chase says, then what? and she says she obviously couldn’t let that happen, so she tried to get away and alert the guard, when he stabbed her. If Chase hadn’t come in when he did, she wouldn’t be there. He saved her life. He walks out, and Nelle doesn’t look happy.

Ned tells Michael that he was offering to pinch hit, not take over, and Michael says he was just kidding. Ned says Michael has a lot of plates in the air, and they’re all full. Once Lucas is in recovery, and things with Wiley are normalized, he’ll hand back the reigns. Michael says what Ned is suggesting is exactly what he was going to ask. He can’t do right by his family or ELQ if he overextends himself. He appreciates Ned picking up some of the work load. Ned says it’s his pleasure, and they shake hands. Ned tells Michael to have his office forward the necessary documents, and he’ll schedule a briefing to bring him up to speed. There is one issue they need to take care of sooner than later. The disposition of Oscar’s shares of ELQ. 

Willow tries to hand Brad a protein bar, and says, eat this, but he says he can’t think of food right now. She says he has to keep up his strength. Lucas would want him to. He asks how she knows what Lucas would want, and she says, he’s right. Lucas wants him to pass out from hunger and lack of sleep when he wakes up. Brad says he knows she’s trying to help, and she says she knows they were going through a rough patch. He says that’s none of her business, and she asks if that’s where this is coming from. She wouldn’t have trusted them with Wiley if she didn’t think they’d be good parents. He tells her, stop being so damn nice to him. She doesn’t know the truth. He sees Julian standing there. Chase comes over, and Willow asks why he’s there. He says he was taking a statement from Nelle.

Mike says he had the luckiest streak ever, but Josslyn says, it was more than luck. It was his lethal combination of skills and expertise. Mike says he hates to play and run, and Sonny says Mike cleaned them out. Mike tells Dev to be a gentleman, and see Josslyn home. She can come back whenever she feels like it. She says she’ll do that. Mike says he’s tired, and tells Sonny, it was nice to meet him. Sonny says it was nice to meet Mike too. Mike goes to the desk, and Sonny asks Josslyn and Dev if they could wait outside. Josslyn tells Dev, that was kind of amazing; changing the craps rules so Mike would win every time. Dev says he was just following her lead. She’s amazing. They smile at each other. Mike tells Sonny, this where he gets off, and Sonny says he’ll walk Mike the rest of the way. Mike says his kid was right. Sonny is okay. If he wants to come back, he can do that.

Ned tells Michael, the lawyers think they’re close to solving the probate issues. Michael says, Shiloh is dead, and Oscar wanted the shares to go to the Kilimanjaro Foundation; it seems pretty straightforward. Ned says, the foundation will be funded, with or without the shares. The family will make sure of that. He’d like to acquire the shares for Olivia and Leo, and Michael asks if Ned wants to buy the shares, and Ned says, that’s the idea. Michael says there’s another scenario they haven’t considered. Shiloh was Wiley’s biological father. If probate decides that the shares were legitimately Shiloh’s, Wiley is his next of kin. If they go to the foundation, the family can reacquire them. Ned says he doesn’t think his grandfather’s stipulation was meant to go on in perpetuity. They’re not Shiloh’s shares anymore. Michael says that points back to the question of Ned buying them for Olivia and Leo. He’s too tired to think right now; let him sleep on it. Besides, the shares are still tied up in probate, so there’s no reason to rush. They’ll talk soon. Ned tells Michael, get some sleep.

Monica says, good news. Lucas is off the ventilator, and breathing on his own. Bobbie asks if he’s responding to stimuli, but Monica says, not yet. Although it’s not uncommon in cases like his. Julian asks, how long until Lucas wakes up? and Monica says they’re keeping a close eye on him. The next 24 hours are critical. Julian asks, why? and Bobbie says, the longer he stays in a coma, the less chance he has of waking up. 

Alexis tells Sam not to blame herself. None of it is her fault. Sam says she’s been on Shiloh’s radar. DoD wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t drained his father’s bank account. Alexis says Shiloh would have been a predator no matter what, but Sam says she put it in motion, and her kids are suffering for what she did.

Brad asks what Chase means; Nelle is there. Chase says, Ryan stabbed her, and Brad asks if it’s life threatening. Chase says, he regrets to inform Brad, she’s going to recover. Brad says she belongs back behind bars, and Chase says, she will be, as soon as he can get her back. Brook watches them.

Carly tells Jason, it’s not fair. He says he knows, but there’s nothing they can do. She says, it’s wrong. Nelle killed her fiancé, almost killed Michael, and made her family’s life a living hell. Now her brother is fighting for his life because of another psycho. It’s wrong.

Nelle makes a call, and tells the guard that her family is going to be relieved to hear from her. She says, voicemail, and asks if he minds giving her privacy. He goes out to the hallway, and she says, Marty. It’s your favorite client. He’ll never guess where she is.

Tomorrow, Charlotte recognizes someone, Curtis tells Laura that it’s time to look closer to home, Peter says he did what he had to, and Sonny says Carly and Jax have been lying to him for weeks.

👠 On Project Runway, the designers were met with a giant door. Karlie Kloss popped out, and explained that their challenge was going to be inspired by the reimagined world of Cats. She told them that the latest perspective was that animal prints were the new neutral. I don’t think so, but okay. The contestants’ task was to create a chic street style look that was a fresh take on animal prints. Dayoung became ill, and was carted off, but she rallied the next day. Apparently, it was exhaustion and stress, that I’m sure was added to by her two-day challenge becoming a one-day challenge. Surprisingly, the other designers who had extra time, came to Dayoung’s aid and helped her finish. Except for Delvin, who just danced around. I thought most of the designs were pretty interesting, as well as wearable. Veronica, who hadn’t counted on some of the problems she grappled with, ended up making a romper that I thought was kind of cute, but Brandon said it was like an exotic diaper he didn’t want to see anyone wearing. Victoria continued to call faux leather fox leather, so I guess no one is going to correct that. I wasn’t crazy about her design, which had some kind of crisscross mess going on. Brandon said it looked like a snake had crawled into the garment. Victoria and Veronica both ended up the bottom two. One of the judges remarked that Marquise’s design was the only one they could actually see women wearing on the street. It was a sort of skort/blouse combo that definitely worked, except I don’t like when a garment has an uneven hem. I don’t mean a high/low or a handkerchief hem – love those – but this was like a sharp four inch difference on one side of the skirt, skort, or whatever it was – like a half shorts, half skirt is the best I can describe it. So, not for me. Maybe Delvin made the right choice by being selfish, since he ended up in the top two, along with Marquise, presenting a gorgeous peacock feather print coat dress. During the deliberation, Brandon suggested, rather than having been inspired by Cats, Veronica’s outfit was for the woman who has a cat. Meow! What’s interesting – although it might apply to a lot of competition shows – is that some of the designers have a definite presence. Like I (almost) know their names already. Yet some of the others seem invisible. When writing, I often refer to the photo list for the season (I’ve said it before, I suck with names, and think everyone should always wear a nametag), and I wonder where they were on the show. Tyler was a good example. Even though he was a low scorer, he got through, and I think it’s because of his power to wear the cloak of invisibility. Marquis was the big winner. One perk of winning is having the design manufactured, and sold on Bravo’s site, which I could see with this design and also last week’s jumpsuit. I’d even buy the jumpsuit, but I’m pretty sure it’s out of my Old Navy price range. Veronica was out, the judges feeling her garment was unfinished and not street enough, but it was a double-edged sword for her. She wanted to get home to her kid, but wishes she’d made it all worthwhile. I thought, she made it onto the show, and got her name out there. Isn’t that worthwhile? She did add, if you can walk away with being proud of who you are, you really did your best. So isn’t that worthwhile? Next time, the designers have an unconventional materials challenge, using Christmas decorations and wrapping.

🏡 Watch What Happens Live was a blast, the guests being the original case of The Brady Bunch, who have a gig going on HGTV. They began with the theme song, changing it to The Shady Bunch, and I literally lol’d. Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) gave a wonderfully insightful quote, when Andy asked if the show jumped the shark by introducing another child. A show is already in the toilet when you add a new cute kid. They just flush.

💃 Moving On…

I’m kind of surprised the court hasn’t politely asked Larissa to leave the country. Not that I think she should. I don’t think Coltie and his mommy treated her very well, and she should get a do-over. I’m just thinking, Juicy Joe committed a white collar crime, and has to put an ocean between himself and his family. It doesn’t seem very fair.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/90-day-fiance-larissa-dos-santos-lima-wraps-up-criminal-assault-case/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💸 Will Cabaret For Food…

I can’t blame them asking for a raise, if they have to buy a two-drink minimum every time the go to one of the Countess’s shows.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/real-housewives-new-york-cioty-stars-demand-more-money/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💍 Let Her Enjoy It…

Tinsley just got engaged for God’s sake. Get off her back. She’s been waiting all her life for this. Or at least since the divorce was final.

https://pagesix.com/2019/12/07/tinsley-mortimer-skips-rhony-trip-amid-rumors-shes-leaving-the-show/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20191208&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8444560-711673032

🚧 Due to pre-Christmas obligations, I’m not sure when Friday’s GH recap, et al, will be posted. I’ll try for Friday night (really the wee hours of Saturday morning), but it might have to wait until Saturday, depending.

🎁 Can’t Return This Present…

I don’t know if this would be considered a holiday song, but it’s certainly a gift. Warning: Inappropriate in every way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2019 – Hayden Meets With Nikolas, the OC Takes On Miami, Kelly Sets Things Straight, Finally It’s Happened To Her & Almost T-Day

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Alexis appreciates Neil’s concern, but she’s concerned. She was poisoned by something banned in the 60s. Does he really think Kendra did it? Neil says he doesn’t know Kendra, but assessing the information he does know rationally, everything points in one direction. Her life coach poisoned her.

Lulu finds Dustin and asks if he’ll sign her hall pass. He asks when she started attending the school, and she says she’s not officially enrolled, but she heard there’s an amazing English teacher, and she wants to audit the class. He says students can tell when a teacher is distracted, and she’s nothing if not distracting. He kisses her, and she says she’s not really there for class. She has a Thanksgiving card from Rocco for him. He says maybe he can wish Rocco a happy Thanksgiving in person. What are they doing on the holiday?

Cameron tells Dev, come on, dude. Just tell us. If he’s not Sonny’s cousin, who is he? Trina says, no secrets; house rules. Josslyn says, maybe some secrets are secrets for a reason. Cameron asks if she knew about this.

At the pier, Hayden flashes back to Valentin offering her a quarter million dollars to tell him what’s so important about the portrait. If she doesn’t want payment, he can exert influence in other ways. He has a skill set that he’s experienced in using, and once the money is off the table, it will get unpleasant. He’s asking her one more time if they have a deal. Her phone rings, and she asks what they want.

Valentin tells Hayden that he’s ready to wire the money, but she says she’s still setting up the account. He asks what the delay is, and she says she’s juggling a million things. He says breaking a deal with him causes substantial penalties, and she says she’ll call him. Charlotte comes in, and Valentin asks if she’s ready. She asks when she can go back to school; she misses her friends. He says he thought they weren’t taking any chances after what happened. Charlotte flashes back to Nikolas telling her that he works for her father, but the next time, he’ll be faster to save her. He wants to stay on as her bodyguard. Charlotte tells Valentin that she doesn’t have to worry. She knows she’ll be safe.

Nikolas comes downstairs, and Jax asks where he’s off to. He says he has an appointment, and Jax asks if he realizes that every time he leaves, he risks their operation. Jax wonders if Nikolas has a secret desire to be found out. Nikolas says Jax gave him a deadline for wrapping things up before New Year’s Eve. Laura comes to the door, and Jax says Nikolas is welcome to get that. Nikolas jets, and Jax says he didn’t think so. Laura says, it’s important. The situation is heating up.

Jax answers the door, and asks what brings Laura by. She says she’s assuming he got one of these, and shows him the invitation to Valentin and Nina’s wedding. Jax tells her that Nina and Valentin are going to try to get married again. She says she wasn’t invited to the first one. Does he have any idea why they requested the pleasure of her presence this time? Jax says she’s Charlotte’s grandmother, but she says, something is up. Maybe Valentin is rubbing her nose in the fact that what he has belongs to her son.

Alexis asks if Neil is giving up psychology for detective work. He wonders if she’s doubting his amateur sleuthing, and she says, emphasis on amateur. He says there was no question that thallium was in her bloodstream; the questions is, where did it come from? He asks if Julian told her about the dead rats in the alley, and she says he did. Neil asks if Julian told her that he ran into Kendra there the day before.

Lulu tells Dustin that Charlotte will be spending Thanksgiving with her father and Nina, so she and Rocco are going to the Quartermaine’s for Thanksgiving dinner. She hopes being there might keep Rocco from feeling sad about missing his dad. He asks what time dinner starts, and she says, between three and four. He says that means she has the morning free. Can he interest her in going to the Port Charles parade with him?

Dev tells them to leave Josslyn out of it. It’s his secret to tell – or not. Trina asks if Josslyn is covering for him, and Cameron asks if she’s covering, or is Dev pressuring her. Josslyn tells them, calm down. They’re all friends. Dev says he thought so. Josslyn tells Dev, they have to tell them or they’ll keep digging. Cameron asks, what’s going on? and Trina asks if there’s something wrong. Josslyn says everything is okay, but Dev isn’t exactly Sonny’s cousin.

Valentin says, after the horrible experience with Cassandra, he thought Charlotte didn’t want to rush back to school. What changed? She flashes back to telling Nikolas that she doesn’t want to lie to her papa. He says it’s not a lie if she just doesn’t tell. Please. He just wants to prove himself, and that he can keep her safe. Charlotte tells Valentin that she was afraid at first, but she knows he’ll make sure she’s safe. He says he always will; she’s his whole world. Charlotte hopes he and Nina get married this time. She wants Nina to be in the family forever. Valentin calls her his princess, and says once they make Nina the queen, they can guard the castle and make sure no dragons harm their family. He hugs her.

Nikolas shows up at the pier, and Hayden tells him, two more minutes, and he would have been there by himself. She could be spending time with her little girl and her father. What was the urgency? He says, her first. Anything to disclose? She asks what he’s talking about, and he says he got impatient yesterday. He decided to take advantage of the fact that he’s dead, and eliminate Valentin. He’s known, one way or the other, it would come down to Valentin or him, so he went to Spoon Island, and let himself in through the secret passage. But Valentin wasn’t alone; she was there. He heard every word. She should learn to negotiate. A quarter of a million dollars is nothing. She says he might think otherwise if he’d heard everything else, but he says he doesn’t know why anyone would be fool enough to trust Valentin. They could meet the same fate as Cassandra. She says she had no choice. Valentin knows that she knows something, and he won’t back off. Why did he drag her into this? He says he got her into it; let him get her out.

Jax says he assumes Laura isn’t there to discuss the invitation, and she says, no. As mayor, it was brought to her attention that for a brief time, he was a person of interest in Cassandra’s escape. He says his credit card was used to rent the van she escaped in. It was dismissed, since it was a case of identity theft. She says what she has to ask is, why his identity? He asks what her point is, and she says whoever helped Cassandra escape might have wanted to implicate Jax when she died. Then he’d be an accessory, and they’d get rid of two enemies at once. Does he think Valentin would frame him? Valentin might have figured out the potential value of the portrait. He says, all the more reason to step up their game, and find out what Ava knows. The doorbell rings, and she asks if he was expecting someone else. He says he wasn’t expecting her. It’s Colonel Sanders Martin, who introduces himself, and walks right in. He’s glad to see Laura there too, and asks if there’s any chance they could discuss a matter of mutual interest. Laura asks what that would be, and he says, a work of art. More specifically, a portrait of a lady.

Dustin tells Lulu than the band and cheer squad have been practicing for weeks, but she says he doesn’t have to go for the hard sell. Rocco loves parades. He says, what about Rocco’s mom? and she says she loves them. He asks if he can pick her up or should they meet, and she suggests he come over early. She can make pumpkin spice pancakes. He says he’ll be there, and asks how Charlotte is. She says, it’s amazing how well she’s doing, and he says, she has a strong family around her. Lulu says he’s perceptive, and he tells her, it’s the company he keeps. He knows a hotshot journalist. He’s looking forward to getting together.

Dev tells Josslyn, Sonny isn’t going to like this. Trina asks if this is a godfather situation. Is that the kind of family Dev comes from? Josslyn tells Dev that if  they don’t say anything, Trina and Cameron will think it’s worse than it actually is. Cameron says, just say it. Who is he? Dev says he’s not Dev Corbin. He’s Dev Cerci. It’s a Turkish name. Trina asks why it’s a secret, and Josslyn says, Dev is from Turkey, and he met Sonny when Sonny was searching for Dante. There was trouble, and Dev put himself on the line, so Sonny owes him. Trina asks if Sonny brought him back, but Dev says he got there on his own. Josslyn says Dev is in the country illegally, and has a fake passport. Sonny arranged for him to have a US ID, but if anyone looks too close, there could be serious trouble. Dev could get deported.

Alexis tells Neil that murder needs a motive and opportunity. He asks if Kendra didn’t supply the supplement, but Alexis says she had it tested. He says, when she first started taking it. She says she had her doctor check on the ingredients, and he says, from the first batch. She says she liked it, and it made her feel good, so she had Kendra refill it. He asks why she didn’t just order it herself, but she says it’s from Italy and she doesn’t think it’s distributed here. He wonders if Kendra told her that, and she says she didn’t see it anywhere. He asks if she saw Kendra take it, and she says she saw Kendra mix it herself from her container. He asks if she saw Kendra drink it, or could she have substituted something? She tells him, hang on, Sherlock. He’s forgetting motive. Why would Kendra want to poison her? They met randomly at a fitness boot camp for charity. He says he has to see a patient, but while he’s gone, think of the day she first felt ill, and the day she last saw Kendra. Maybe she can remember what’s wrong or right. He leaves, and Alexis ponders.

Kendra shows up, and says she’s glad to hear Alexis is on the mend. She felt inadequate, just sending her a smiley emoji. She’s been worried about Alexis, and thought she’d come and see for herself if Alexis is feeling better. Alexis says, much better. And don’t worry about the emoji. She’s used to it; she has three daughters. Kendra asks if there’s anything she can do, but Alexis says, no. Everything is good. People have been kind; her doctors, her family, Neil, even Julian. Kendra says, obviously, he still cares about Alexis. Alexis says Julian came by to talk about… She wants to change the subject. Does Kendra go to Charlie’s sometimes? Kendra says, it’s true. She does enjoy the occasional Manhattan. She hopes that doesn’t make Alexis doubt her commitment to a healthy lifestyle. She says Alexis should elongate her spine, and starts messing with the pillows.

Trina asks what about Dev’s family? Don’t they miss him? Dev says it was better for him to come there. Sonny said he’d help him, and give him a shot at a better life. Josslyn says, they can’t mess up with Dev’s story, even for a second. Cameron says Dev hasn’t perfected it yet. What about political asylum? Josslyn says, it’s too late for that. Dev got in with a fake passport. To apply legally, he’d have to leave, and then apply under his real name. It could take years. Cameron says he’s stuck with being Dev Corbin forever. Josslyn says, only a few people know. Her mom, Sonny, her dad, Jason, and now them. They have to be together. No one says anything; no one makes a mistake. Dustin comes to the door, and Dev blocks it. They scramble into their seats, and Dev jumps into his, leaving the door. Dustin comes in, and says, okay. What’s going on?   

Lulu goes to Windymere to get Charlotte, and asks how Charlotte is feeling. Charlotte says she’s fine, and Valentin say,s she’s nothing if not resilient. Charlotte says she wants to go back to school, and Lulu doesn’t see why not, but Valentin says he’ll send Lulu a text about it later. Lulu says Spencer girls are fierce. Valentin tells Charlotte to stick close to her mother, and they leave. Valentin looks at his phone, and says, the clock is ticking, Hayden.

Martin says he represents a client who prefers to remain anonymous. They’re an art lover with eclectic taste, and acquired a portrait by J. Garran, purchased from the Jerome gallery. He’s heard they share an interest in the artist, and his client is open to hearing their best offer. Jax says he’s not making an offer sight unseen. How does he even know they’re in possession of it? Martin opens his briefcase, and says, seeing is believing. He shows them a picture of the portrait. I’m wondering why this should be enough to prove it.

Nikolas gives Hayden his jacket, and she asks why he’s being so nice to her. He says there was a genuine connection between them once. That’s why he contacted her. He needed allies in Port Charles, so he could roam freely, but he also wanted to make amends, and give her a cut of what he stands to get from Valentin. It’s significantly more than $250,000. She appreciates his good intentions, but says that’s not going to protect her from Valentin. He says he can protect her. She can leave before Valentin knows she’s gone. He can have her identity scrubbed clean, and she can have a fresh start where Valentin will never find her. How soon can she leave? She says, never.

Hayden says she’s come too far and sacrificed too much. Her daughter has finally met her father, and their future is there. Nikolas says, it’s a fantasy. The only way to keep her daughter safe is to disappear. She says he brought her there knowing the risk. Now he says it’s too great? Why should she trust him? She still has the scar from when he tried to kill her. He says, it cuts both ways. That’s the past, and they need to look at what’s happening now. Her best, her only option, is to leave, and he can make that happen. She says, thanks, but no thanks. She has too many reasons to stay. She starts to walk away.

Martin says, J. Garran isn’t known for his brushstrokes or lighting. It’s the puzzles he puts in his paintings; the riddles his devotees love to solve. Jax asks how he knows it’s even intact. Laura asks if the canvas and frame are in pristine condition, and Martin says, authentication will be provided when an offer is made. Laura asks the name of his client, and Martin says, as he explained, they want to remain anonymous. Laura says she has a problem with that. She holds public office, and needs to know who she’s doing business with. Martin says she’ll be doing business with him. Think about it, but don’t wait too long. The painting is in great demand. He tells them that he’ll see himself out. He leaves, and Jax and Laura look at each other.

At the café, Lulu shows Charlotte pictures of Donna, Wiley, and Rocco. She tells Charlotte that Olivia claims she’s cooking a turkey dinner, but she doesn’t believe it. Charlotte asks why she thinks Olivia can’t cook turkey, and Lulu says, the Quartermaines have a terrible track record when it comes to Thanksgiving. When Charlotte is eating dinner with her papa and Nina, they’ll be eating pizza. (One of the things I look forward to every year, along with how Lucy will lose her clothes at the Nurses Ball.) Charlotte says, Leo loves pizza. Lulu says she and Rocco have a busy day planned, and asks if Charlotte wants to join them at the parade. Charlotte says she and her papa have a whole day planned too. She asks if Dustin will be at the parade, and Lulu asks how she knows about Dustin. Charlotte says he’s Lulu’s special friend, isn’t he? Lulu says, he’s a friend, and he’s special, but they’re still getting to know each other. Is Charlotte okay with that? Charlotte says, she likes Dustin, and Lulu says she’s glad to hear it. She likes Dustin too.

Dustin asks if Mr. Rosenberg is on a break, and Train says he is. He asks for how long, and she says, a while. He ask if they’re planning on taking over the lunchroom, and staging a walk-out because there’s no sushi, and Josslyn says, that’s it. Dustin says they broke the rules, and they’re here to learn to take responsibility for the consequences when they make bad choices. The choices they make could cause harm to them or someone else. Have they thought about that? Cameron says they have, and Dustin says Cameron was already on probation, and stands to lose the most. Does he have anything else to say? If there are any other choices they’re wrestling with, now’s the time to say so.

Kendra says, now that Alexis is on the mend, she’ll be out soon, and back on her feet in no time. Alexis says she’s not rushing back into working out without doctor’s orders. Kendra asks if it was a bug, and Alexis says she was poisoned by thallium. It’s been banned for decades, but was used as rat poison. The police believe that it was deliberate. Someone is trying to kill her.

Nikolas tells Hayden, some people have been blown to bits. That’s how far Valentin is willing to go to protect himself. Once she tells him what he wants to know, she’s expendable. She says she can’t leave. Violet has never had a real home, or known her family. Now that she’s been introduced to her father, Hayden isn’t taking that away. It’s not fair. Nikolas says, it isn’t, but it’s temporary. Once he’s found the codicil, and reclaimed the estate, Valentin will be powerless. He won’t be able to touch her. Right now, the closer Violet is, the more danger she’s in. 

On the phone, Valentin says he’s a patient man. He wants them to move on this. They know what to do. Do it.

Jax tells Laura, something’s not right. They were just talking about what Ava did with the painting, and Martin shows up wanting to sell it. Laura says, it’s convenient. An anonymous client bought it to sell it to them? Jax says he should act quickly. Martin said there was a lot of interest. It has to be Valentin. He could know the codicil is in the portrait. Laura says he didn’t know when he had it thrown out. He did ask about it a couple of times, so he must have realized it’s important. Jax doubts he realizes the codicil strips him of the estate. Martin rings the bell again. He apologizes, saying he was in such a hurry to report back, he left the picture. He picks it up off the coffee table, and I’m betting there’s a mic in the frame. He says he hopes he hears from them soon. He leaves, and Laura wonders what they was about. I say, what that was about is, you stupid.

Cameron tells Dustin that he thinks he can speak for everyone in saying they’re totally committed to making the right choices, even if those choices are unpopular. Trina adds, and even if their friends don’t understand the cost. Josslyn says, that’s what real friends do. Dustin is glad they’re willing to hold themselves accountable. They seem to have gotten something out of it. He tells them if Mr. Rosenberg isn’t back by the end of the period, they’re free to go. He leaves, and Dev thanks Cameron. Cameron says, not so fast. Dev might not like what he has to say next.

Kendra wonders who would do such a thing, and Alexis says she keeps wondering that herself. Kendra says it’s going to cause stress, and it’s the last thing Alexis needs while she’s recovering. She suggests doing cleansing breaths, but Alexis says she’s feeling tired. Kendra says, before she goes, she has something that will help Alexis relax, and give her a sense of well-being. She hands Alexis a capsule, but Alexis doesn’t think it’s a good idea to mix it with the medication. Kendra says, it’s totally holistic, like this makes a difference. She tells Alexis, just swallow, and she’ll start to feel more alive. Neil comes back, and asks what Kendra is doing there. Kendra says she was just checking in, and Neil says, the doctors were pretty clear that Alexis needs rest. Kendra says she was just on her way out, and tells Alexis, get better soon. She can’t wait for them to get back to work. She leaves, and Neil asks if Alexis is okay. She says, she didn’t swallow it, and Neil says, what? She shows him the capsule, and says Kendra gave her something to relax. He’s glad she didn’t take it, and she says his suspicion is contagious  That doesn’t make Kendra guilty though – yet. She asks him to take it to the lab and have it analyzed. See if he’s right.

Cameron is sorry he pressured Dev to tell his secret. Obviously, it would be better if they didn’t know, but there’s no turning back. Trina says, if Dev goes down, they all do. Josslyn says they have to make sure he’s not caught. Cameron says they have each other’s backs, and need to trust each other not to tell another living soul – no matter what. They touch hands, and they swear.

Lulu tells Charlotte that she’s grabbing their order, and to stay there. She’s going to be two feet away, and make sure Charlotte is safe. Charlotte says, she’s perfectly safe, and Lulu says, she’s a Spencer girl after all. Charlotte looks at Lulu’s pictures, and sees one of Nikolas. She flashes back to him saying there are bad people out there, and he promises to get rid of every last one of them.

Hayden throws Nikolas’s jacket back at him. She says it’s her life and her child. Get out. He says he’ll go, but know that the more she drags it out, the more danger she’s in. In spite of their rocky past, he doesn’t want to see her or her daughter in harm’s way. He leaves her alone on the pier.

Jax tells Laura, they can’t look too eager. He’ll have to offer below market value. Laura says when Valentin finds out, what’s to stop him from making a counter-offer? She looks at Martin’s card.

Martin arrives at Windymere, and Valentin asks if he was successful. Martin says, tell him, and plays a recording of Jax saying, the codicil to Valentin’s father’s will is hidden in Helena’s portrait. Told you.

Hayden stands on the pier, and flashes back to telling Finn about Violet being born, and how she was named after his favorite flower. Every smile, every expression reminded her of him. She takes out her phone, and says, Finn, pick up. He’s the only one she trusts. Someone grabs her from behind.

Tomorrow, Lucas tells Brad to come clean, Sasha talks to Willow, Valentin has no intention of losing anything, and Nikolas tells Hayden that she has to leave now.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Kelly meets Braunwyn who said woke up 6 am, and was already running late. The only time I see 6 am is when it’s because I’ve stayed up until then. Braunwyn says she and Sean are going to Miami on Sunday, and she’s not prepared. Kelly says she doesn’t want go. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says Kelly is her friend, and she wants Kelly to go. She tells Kelly that she doesn’t have to hang out with Tamra, Vicki, or Shannon. In Kelly’s interview, she says, that’s not a vacation; it’s Game of Thrones. She tells Braunwyn, they’re like The Witches of Eastwick. In her interview, she says they have all the characteristics of witches. They have the cackle – we flash back to each of them… well, yeah, they’re cackling – and they plot and plan. She tells Braunwyn, these bitches better stay in their lane and stop picking on her. Braunwyn knows they won’t, and Kelly says, Tamra is so two-faced, it’s ridiculous.

Tamra and Gina go shopping for bathing suits. I’m going to be the first to say it tonight. Gina needs to lose that blonde hair. The shade is bad for her, and it looks over-processed. I don’t know if she didn’t spend enough on a hairdresser, did it herself, or what, but it’s a huge no. Tamra says her competition days are over, and we flash back to her strutting her stuff. Gina asks how long they’re staying, and Tamra says, it’s only one night in Miami. Gina asks if she’s talked to Kelly, and Tamra says she hasn’t. It’s been three weeks since Kelly trash talked her to everybody. The first time she sees Kelly, it’s going to be totally awkward.

Kelly tells Braunwyn, they have a gang mentality. Tamra’s been talking about Kelly’s mom and repeating rumors. She yelled at Vicki, saying repeating a rumor is the same as telling one, and then does it herself. Braunwyn says something about these women as a group brings this out. She thinks if Kelly dealt with them individually, they can get through it. Kelly says they’re obviously not her friends. Braunwyn tells her, stop engaging with them, and just hang with her. Kelly says it doesn’t work, and she doesn’t like it. They say she fights dirty. They should shut up first, then she will.

Tamra tells Gina, something flips in Kelly. When she thinks someone has done something to her, if it’s true or not, she goes ballistic. In Gina’s interview, she says, Kelly gets mad, and tries to destroy people. She involved herself in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit. Kelly has been reaching out to Jim. We see tweets from Kelly with hashtags to Jim. Tamra says she’s not stooping to that level, and I laugh so hard, I almost fall out of my chair. In my head. Gina says, step away, have some shots, and some hot Miami men. Tamra says Gina can do the last one; she can’t.

Braunwyn says she knows Tamra loves Kelly. You only get that angry at people you love. Kelly says Tamra doesn’t love her.

Tamra says, Kelly doesn’t think. She’s only as smart as the last person she’s talked to. She feels Kelly has crossed the line.

Braunwyn says if Kelly is done after the trip, she won’t talk her out of it, but she wants Kelly to give it one more shot. At least then she tried. Is she in? Kelly says she is. In her interview, Kelly says, she’s not letting the three amoebas (ha-ha-ha!) get in the way of her fun.

Shannon calls lawyer Ben from the car, and tells him that she’ll be there in ten minutes. In her interview, she says the divorce was filed two years ago. It’s such a shame they had to fight. It should have been easier to move on. The first few days, you try to settle, and today is the last day. Either they settle or go to trial. The process has been so nasty and emotional, she can’t wait to clean her hands of the marriage and move on with her life. We flash back to David being a jerk, moving on to being fake, and then being a jerk again. We see Shannon at the reunion, saying they’re not together anymore, and they’re getting a divorce. She says it makes her want to pull her hair and cry her eyes out, knowing there are people who want her to get nothing. It frightens her to death.

In another car, Tamra tells Gina that Vicki has a surprise for them. Gina says Vicki invited everyone over, except Kelly. Tamra says, and Braunwyn. She nearly said something, and Braunwyn didn’t know about it.

Emily arrives at Vicki’s first, and Tamra and Gina follow. In Gina’s interview, she says she had no idea what Vicki’s surprise is. It could be an I’m taking you on vacation surprise, or a COTO insurance education class surprise, where they have to buy insurance at the end. Vicki says Shannon is going to be late, and makes a big deal of fanning herself because it’s hot. Gina grabs Vicki’s hand, saying, is she serious? Vicki says she got engaged. In her interview, Vicki says, this happened, and shows us her ring. In Tamra’s interview, she says, Vicki’s love tank is full. In Emily’s interview, she says Vicki sold a lot of insurance to buy that ring. Vicki tells them, two nights ago, Steve suggested they just have a quiet dinner. In her interview, she says that Steve told her that he just wanted to be with her, and they both started crying. She tells the women that Steve said he loves her, and his family loves her, and he wants her to be his wife. Shannon joins them. Tamra tells Vicki the pictures don’t do the ring justice. In Shannon’s interview, she says she’s over the moon for Vicki. She believes in love and romance, and knows she’ll get married again, and has a happy life ahead. Shannon says, it’s done; she signed the papers. Things were contentious, but today, David was being nice. In her interview, she says the final settlement was about in the middle of the high and low points she thought she’d be. Today, she was coming from a place where she might get nothing. She tells them, before she got there, she got an email from David. He said he’s proud of what she’s done, and hopes they can move forward. He wants the best for her. She says it’s what she wanted him to say when they were married. Emily says, validation, and they toast. Vicki says they’re going to have fun, eat, and then celebrate. They go inside to eat. Tamra says Shannon is going to piss all over Key West. In Shannon’s interview, she says it’s going to be Shannon Storms time there, and she’s not thinking about David’s affair. Gina tells them about Matt bringing her breakfast in bed and flowers. In Gina’s interview, she says Matt is bringing his A-game. He’s trying to woo her. Emily asks if she feels the change is permanent, and Gina says he’ll never sh*t on her again. In Emily’s interview, she says, Gina and Matt are the worst divorcing couple ever. They want a divorce, and want to get back together. As a former divorce attorney, she hasn’t seen this. People who come for a divorce, usually want a divorce. Shannon tells Vicki that she forgot about Braunwyn, even though Braunwyn invited her to Miami. Vicki says she doesn’t know Braunwyn, and Tamra says, you really get to know people when you travel together. Vicki asks about Kelly, and Tamra says she doesn’t know. Legally, she and Shannon can’t talk to her. In Tamra’s interview, she says their attorneys advised them not to talk to Kelly, which isn’t the same thing, so as usual, Tamra is making it up as she goes along. Shannon says, anything they say can be used against them, and Tamra says she’ll never be Kelly’s friend again.

Braunwyn asks Sean for Miami outfit advice. They’re going early, and she’s looking forward to a few stress-free days with her husband. She doesn’t wear a lot in Miami. Everything she has is Vegas stripper. She says Sean learned about fashion with her careful tutoring. When she met him, he was wearing overalls, with one side unbuttoned. Sean asks if she thinks Kelly is coming, and she says she’s hoping they work through it. Vicki just got engaged. She invited everyone over but her and Kelly. Vicki is mad at Kelly, and to quote her, Braunwyn doesn’t exist. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says she and Vicki don’t have a relationship, but they have mutual friends. Braunwyn wants Vicki to be nice and pleasant, and maybe learn her name. Sean says, the trip will help. They can laugh and have fun. Braunwyn doesn’t understand how they can be so intense with each other, but still close. It’s almost like they’re married. She and Sean fight, but then have sex, and it disappears. Because of Tamra, Braunwyn can’t make out with the others.

Tamra bikes to Vicki’s. Briana, Ryan, Michael, Owen, and Walter the pug are there. In vicki’s interview, she says Briana moving away was her worst nightmare. In Briana’s interview, she says her life in North Carolina is amazing. It’s been her best year healthwise in ten or twelve years. She’s getting good medical care from the best lupus practice in the nation. She’s been on the keto diet, and lost sixty pounds, and there’s less stress. Vicki tells Steve, they went from a quiet house to dogs and kids. Vicki asks when Steve thinks they should get married, and he says, next year. Briana asks if Vicki is changing her name, and Vicki says, absolutely. Tamra jogs in, and hugs Briana. In her interview, Tamra says Briana is like a daughter to her. They met when Briana was young. She ask if Briana thinks they’ll ever move back, and Briana says, f*** no. Tamra asks when they’re having another kid, and Ryan says, last night. Vicki says, they consummated their marriage downstairs? and Briana says, they’ve been married eight years. Vicki leaves to get her camera. In her interview, Tamra says, she and Briana came together when Vicki was dating Brooks; they knew he wasn’t good for her. We flash back to them discussing him. She’s happy Vicki is with such a good guy. She tells Briana that Vicki has changed since she’s been with Brooks. She’s said before that Vicki is a chameleon dater. In Briana’s interview, she says Vicki’s relationship with Don was good. They got married when she and her brother were still little, and Vicki and Don raised them. But she doesn’t feel they were ever truly in love. Brooks was all passion (ew! thanks for the visual), but there was nothing else. No respect; nothing else that makes a true relationship. Vicki comes back out with the camera, and Tamra takes a family picture. Steve wonders if he should stand where he could be cut out of the photo later if something happens.

Braunwyn and Sean are already in Miami. Sean says, it’s so cool. It’s like group therapy for the women. Braunwyn says if they can’t have fun in Miami, they can’t have fun. In Braunwyn’s interview, she says when she and Sean lived in Miami as a couple, they always wanted to be fun, and have crazy nights and days. The city was made for her. She says, it’s the right environment, and there’s tons of alcohol. Sean says it’s awesome there. Braunwyn seriously lives in a dream world. Maybe she has to, with all those kids. With tons of alcohol, it’s never going to be the right environment for these women.

Tamra calls Braunwyn while she’s packing, and asks what she needs other than a bathing suit. Braunwyn says, a sexy dress. It’s humid, so no matter what, she’ll be sweating. Bleh.

Vicki dumps sand out of her suitcase from wherever she went last time.

Sophie suggests Shannon bring lingerie, and a T-shirt with a motorcycle that says, put something exciting between your legs. Shannon says, honest to God.

In the car, Emily says she knows Kelly doesn’t want to go. Kelly says she’s not scared of Tamra or Shannon. Braunwyn was her friend first.

Tamra tells Shannon, she doesn’t know how to predict Kelly will act. She’s not even having any eye contact with her. In Shannon’s interview, she says, it should be an interesting trip, with no talking. Shannon says Kelly is afraid of them, but Tamra says she doesn’t think Kelly is afraid of anything.

Everyone gets to the airport. Shannon says, come on. Florida, we’re coming for you.

Braunwyn gets champagne and flowers for Vicki. In her interview, she says, Vicki has found love, and it’s a peace offering. Question mark over my head, since Braunwyn didn’t do anything to Vicki.

Shannon is not excited to see Kelly. Braunwyn meets them in Miami, with two convertibles to take them to the hotel. In Gina’s interview, she says she’s not surprised about the two Maseratis. Braunwyn tends to be bougie, but she’s not upset about it. Kelly says Gina had better hold on to her hair, but everyone’s hair is whipping. This is why I hate convertibles.

They get to the hotel, and are met with welcome mojitos. Braunwyn says everyone has their own room. They can freshen up, and then she’s taking them to her favorite club. Vicki sees the flowers and champagne, and says, fancy. She opens the card, and it says, congratulations on your engagement – welcome to Miami. She calls Steve, and tells him about the card. She pops the champagne, scaring herself. Sean tells Braunwyn, so far, so good. There’s magic in the Miami air. Tamra and Shannon check out the terrace, and Tamra says, don’t let Kelly out on the balcony, or stand too close. You never know who could get pushed off. Kelly calls Brian, and says they’re clubbing it up tonight. Emily tells Gina the room is very Miami, and wonders if she should move there. Vicki goes to Braunwyn’s room to thank her, saying it was super cool. Braunwyn hopes they get it right this time. In Vicki’s interview, she says she’d like to start fresh. She and Braunwyn have nothing in common, but if she gets presents, she’ll take it.

They women meet in the lobby. In Kelly’s interview, she refers to Shannon, saying, women over fifty don’t need to be wearing extensions. It looks ridiculous. They go to the Club Eleven, which Braunwyn says is a strip club. Well, there are strippers, but I wouldn’t consider this a strip club. They drink, take selfies, and dance. Gina is liking Miami. They make it rain for the strippers, and in Emily’s interview, she says she likes to further education for women. You make that money. You pay that tuition. Tamra dances on a ledge, and Vicki says, it’s Tequila Tamra, telling her to get down. In Kelly’s interview, she says Tamra still thinks she’s twenty. Have some decorum, at least for your grandchildren. Kelly asks Shannon why she’s mad at her, and Shannon says she can’t hear over the music. In Shannon’s interview, she says, it’s classic Kelly. She starts sh*t, then wonders what’s going on. She’s not having this conversation right now. On the way to the taxi, Shannon says she doesn’t go to the club, but tonight she went to the club. Some of them put on hats from the club. Kelly says she’s all about change, but Gina should get rid of the blonde. She tells Shannon that she needs to cut her hair; it looks like sh*t. Shannon asks if she can’t be nice for a second. She was trying to be different because they’re in Miami, but she’s glad Kelly told her that she looks like sh*t. Kelly says sorry if Shannon is offended. She was just trying to make her look better. She’s like sixty, and has to cut it short. Geez. I wasn’t crazy about it either, but that’s a pretty ageist and across-the-board remark.

The next morning, Braunwyn is saying goodbye to Sean. Gina calls, and says she and the others are by the pool, talking sh*t about them. Get down there. Sean tells Braunwyn, she’s on her own, and she’ll be fine. She says she misses him already. She’s going over to Shannon’s room once he leaves.

Shannon tells Braunwyn that Kelly said her hair looked like sh*t. Braunwyn says she thinks Kelly meant it as constructive criticism. Shannon says a lot people thought she looked cute. She doesn’t give a f*** what Kelly thinks. At the pool, Gina say she had fun with Kelly, and thinks she has a good heart. Tamra says, Kelly is mean. Gina says she thinks it has something to do with Kelly’s childhood, and Tamra says that’s why she kept sticking up for Kelly, but when it doesn’t stop and you’re in your forties, you can’t fix it. There need to be boundaries. Braunwyn joins them, and says Shannon isn’t happy about Kelly’s comment that her hair looked like sh*t.

Gina goes to the bar, where Kelly is sitting, and asks what she’s doing. Kelly says, working, and Gina sits down. The bartender asks what she’d like, and she says, a good time. Braunwyn tells Kelly that she wants her to be included. She feels bad, since she begged Kelly to come on the trip. In her interview, Braunwyn says she wants everyone to get along. She wants miracles. Braunwyn tells Shannon that she and Kelly have a friendship; they should talk. Shannon says she didn’t do anything, and Braunwyn tells Kelly that her talking to Jim hurt Shannon. We see a clip of Shannon saying that what Kelly did is financially devastating to her and Tamra. I wish they’d explain this better. I doubt anything Kelly said caused Jim to appeal. He seems like a sore loser, and if he’s using her tweets as the basis, he would have just found something else. Kelly says she didn’t do anything wrong. In Kelly’s interview, she says the case against Shannon was dismissed. She’s just looking for a way to be mad at Kelly because Tamra is mad at her. Braunwyn calls Shannon over, and says she’s upset because of the Jim thing. Kelly says she didn’t say anything, and Shannon says Kelly immersed herself in the case. Kelly says she was backed against a wall. People need to shut up. Shannon says it has nothing to do with her. Tamra says it has to do with her, and Kelly repeats that she was backed against a wall. Tamra brought up the train, and said she’d broke someone’s hand. She said it to Shannon. Tamra also said she threw her mom down the stairs. Tamra says, Vicki said that, and screeches that she was sticking up for Kelly. What doesn’t she get? Kelly says, Tamra was repeating what was said. Shannon says they have real live sh*t going on, and Kelly says, don’t talk about her. People who tell lies, get sued. Tamra walks away, and Braunwyn sits down. Tamra says, Kelly is dirty AF. Shannon says this is why they don’t want to talk to Kelly. Tamra tells Kelly to s*ck d*ck for money, since that’s what she does best. Because Tamra wants another lawsuit on her hands. These women are getting so tiresome. They’re making Beverly Hills look good.

Next time, Key West, Kelly feels stupid for taking the bait again, and Gina finds out Vicki contacted the woman Kelly got in a fight with. Kelly says Michael has a lot of dirt that could implode Vicki’s engagement.

👂 Repeating a Rumor Is Just As Bad…

But how about listening to it in the first place?

https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/kelly-dodd-says-she-never-pushed-her-mom-down-the-stairs?cid=soc_tw_Bravo_RHOC_Dish

💍 She Finally Did It…

Congratulations, Tinsley! I hope it sticks this time.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1086435/real-housewives-of-new-york-s-tinsley-mortimer-is-engaged-to-scott-kluth

🍗 Almost Here…

The four-day weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Real Housewives of Orange County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

👠 Back To Her Runway Roots…

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

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

💃 Moving Forward…

Bethenny keeps fighting the good fight.

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

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

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

💸 Speaking of That…

Ah-ha! In Nelson voice.

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

😐 Irreplaceable…

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

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

🔮 Let the Karma Begin…

Looks like Camille was kinda, sorta right about PK.

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

🐫 Oh, Mike…

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 9, 2019 – A Surprise Reception Guest, the End Of a Beverly Hills Era, Random Musing, Dorit’s Woes, Tinsley’s Rescues, a Necessary Quote, Advice To Be Heeded & 3 AM

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sibley tells Ava, shh… Ava says, this is ridiculous. What was she thinking? Sibley says, Kiki is here.

Obrecht goes out on deck, taking in the night air. Someone pushes her over the railing.

Drew and Kim find the fuse box. Drew suddenly feels a pain, and says, what was that? He slides to the floor. Kim flips the switch, getting the lights on, and looks at the syringe in her hand.

Elizabeth can’t believe Hayden made it. Hayden says nothing could keep her from being with her sister on the happiest day of her life.

Kim brings Drew to a stateroom. He says he doesn’t feel so great. She tells him, just lean back, and touches his face.

On deck, Cameron says he can’t believe Hayden is back. Trina says she thought they’d had enough of Hayden. Josslyn says, her mom has. They hate each other. They hear Obrecht calling for help, and Josslyn thinks there’s someone in the water.

Ava says Kiki made the lights go off and on, and Sibley says it could be Kiki reaching out from beyond the grave, or a blown fuse. Ava says she can feel Kiki, and asks if Kiki hears her. She says, please talk to her.

Ava calls for Kiki, saying she misses her very much. She can’t tell Kiki how sorry she is for the awful things she said. She wonders if Kiki can hear her, and says, please, something. Sibley tells Ava, be quiet. She’s trying to concentrate. Ava says, Kiki was there. Where is she now?

Hayden says she’ll leave Elizabeth and Franco to celebrate. She has to say hello to someone. Curtis says, what a coincidence; he’s right there. They hug, and she says she missed him. He suggests they take a stroll on deck and catch up. She says she has someone else to say hello to first. She hugs Jax. He’s glad she could make it. Cameron runs in, saying, man overboard. Josslyn says someone just went over the starboard side. Jax and Finn run out.

Lulu arrives at the MetroCourt, and Maxie calls her over. Peter asks if she cares to join them, and Maxie asks if she’s there to bait the burglar. She says she is, and Maxie tells Lulu to sit while she gives her a lecture. Lulu says, with any luck, her date will stand her up, and Peter says, because he’s robbing her house. Lulu says her decoy house. Hopefully, she’ll join them for celebration afterward when her date is at the police station. Lulu sees a guy come in, and says her date’s here. Maxie says, cute, clean, well-dressed; too bad Lulu is married who’s deeply in love with her husband. Lulu thanks her for the reminder, and says she doesn’t want to waste his entire evening. She walks over to her date, and Peter asks Maxie how she proposes to find Dante this time. She’s got that look again.

Kim pushes Drew back on the bed. She tells him that he has no idea how badly she wished he’d been able to see Oscar grow, but he’ll be there for every moment this time, and he’ll forgive her when he sees the baby. He says, Oscar. She strokes his face, and I’m actually kind of creeped out.

Obrecht is pulled out of the water, and brought on deck. Nina runs to her. Finn tells her that she doesn’t want to quit. She doesn’t want to leave all those schemes she’s got going on. Nina asks, what happened? and Jax says, she must have fallen overboard. Finn says, come on Obrecht, and does CPR. He pumps her chest, and she coughs on him. He wipes his mouth and tells Nina, she’s going to make it.

Kim tells Drew that Oscar used ask about his father, but she didn’t want to talk about it. She gets undressed, and gets in bed with him. She says she should have. That’s what tonight is about. She knows he’s going to be there for the baby they’re making tonight, created from love. She kisses him. Julian walks in, and she says it’s not what he thinks. He asks, what the hell is going on here? and Kim says, please, just go.

Obrecht is brought back inside, and Epiphany tells everyone to give her room. Valentin can’t believe it, and Nina says, thank God the kids heard her. She asks where he’s been.

Lulu thanks her date, and tells him that she’s sorry. He says, that he showed up and isn’t robbing her house? She says, something like that. He says it’s certainly the most convoluted explanation for breaking a date that he’s gotten. He says it was still great to meet her. He hopes she catches the burglar, and says, he’s not just decoy while his partner is robbing her house. She says he’s great. He’s funny and smart, and she’s sure there are plenty of good reasons why he’s single. But from their brief conversation, it doesn’t seem like he needs an app to get a date. She’s sure he’ll make some woman happy. She realizes she’s rambling, and asks if he’s stopping her. He says, if anything, he wants her to keep going. She sounds amazing.

Maxie tells Peter, it’s not like the WSB facility in Ithica is underground. It’s a bunch of office buildings. He says, with tremendous security. If she trespasses, it’s violating international law. They hear Lulu laughing, and Maxie says, some non-date. Lulu seems to be enjoying herself, and it’s not appropriate. Maxie says, so Ithaca?

Lulu’s date laughs about the amazing lengths his students will go to, to get off the hook; often in long, run-on sentences. She says, like her, but he says she’s better. She says it’s good to know she’s upped her game since high school. He tells her it’s the most enjoyable pretend date he’s been on.

Ava tells Sibley that she said Kiki was there, and Sibley says, she’s not there anymore. After what happened, her soul doesn’t wish to linger. Ava says, try again, but Sibley says, the session is over. Ava says Sibley isn’t going anywhere until she brings her daughter back.

Josslyn tells Cameron and Trina that Jax and Curtis pulled Obrecht out of the water, and Finn was giving her CPR. She gives Jax a towel, and he says, quick thinking. Josslyn says they didn’t do much. Cameron says Josslyn threw Obrecht a life preserver, and Josslyn says, but she was too weak to hold on. It wasn’t much of a rescue. Jax says they did what they were supposed to, all of them. He asks what he always tells Josslyn about these situations, and she says, never underestimate the value of a cool head.

Obrecht yells, get off me! adding something in German. Finn says, she’s back. Nurse, take the patient. Epiphany says, if she must, and he says, bless you.

Bobbie asks Brad where he’s been. He missed the excitement. He say he was getting some air, when the lights went out.

Cameron asks Hayden if she’s visiting, or is she back back? She says, excellent question. Curtis says it is, and asks if she’s got a ballpark answer, because he’s dying to know.

Julian asks what Kim gave Drew, and she says, a mild sedative. He asks if they… and Kim says they didn’t have sex; Julian stopped them. He asks if it’s what they both wanted, and she says Drew will love any child they have as much as Oscar. He says, that wasn’t his question, and she says he’s turning it into something it isn’t. He asks, what’s going on? and she tells him, stop it. He says she’s in pain; more than she can handle. He says he’s sorry, and she asks, what for? He says, for not recognizing how deep her grief went. She says, this will make it stop, but he says, no. That baby will never be Oscar. She says she knows that, but it might have a trace of Oscar; like his smile or eyes, or just a little gesture. He says it’s not fair to the baby to create a life as a reminder of a child she’ll always love more. It’s not fair. She says she misses Oscar so much. How will she explain things to Drew? Julian says they can deal with that later, but he thinks she should get out right now, before he wakes up. He leads her out of the room.

Elizabeth asks Curtis if he was able to use his PI skills to find out how long Hayden is staying, but he says she’s been cagey. He’s yet to determine how long she’s planning to stay, or how she’s connected to Jax. Hayden says she doesn’t know how long she’ll be in town, and she and Jax crossed paths in Rome. He hired he as a consultant, and they discovered they enjoy each other. Curtis says, same old cupcake. She acts like she’s giving a real juice, but in reality… Elizabeth says, there’s more going on than meets the eye.

Sibley tells Ava that her daughter’s spirit isn’t there anymore. Ava says, isn’t that convenient, and asks if she gets off on torturing the grieving. She’s toying with Ava’s loss, and will regret exploiting her child’s death. Sibley says, shhh… Ava asks, is Kiki…? and Sibley says, there’s something about a dinner; a special dinner. She really wanted to be there. Ava says they made a date a year ago; a girls night. When the reminder came up, Ava went by herself. Sibley is afraid Kiki is gone, and Ava says, get her back, but Sibley says, that’s not how it works. Ava says she just made contact. Do something; anything. She doesn’t care what it costs.

Nina thanks Curtis for helping, and says he’s a good friend. He says she makes it easy. She says, no; she doesn’t, and he agrees. She says she hasn’t thanked Jax, so she’s going to bite the bullet, and thank him now. She sees him with Hayden, and says she’d hate to interrupt an intimate moment.

Hayden gives Jax a jacket she found in the captain’s office. He says he’ll have to be sure to return it. She hasn’t told him if she’s accepting his proposal. She says she’s thinking about it.

Epiphany brings in some EMTs, telling them Obrecht’s vitals are fine, and so are her vocal chords. She tells Obrecht that the EMTs are going to ask her about her fall. Obrecht says she didn’t fall. She was pushed.

On deck, Elizabeth asks Finn how he is. She can’t imagine how he feels seeing Hayden. He says it was a great party, and thanks her for the invite. Congratulations. She asks if he knows that Obrecht claims she didn’t fall over the side of the boat because she was hammered. He says, she was pushed. She says, unfortunately, not by her. What about him? He says he’ll never tell. She says, given who’s on board, it could be anyone.

Maxie tells Peter that Spinelli will get them fake IDs, and official documents. There will even be a phone number in case their credentials are checked. She says he can be an important psychiatrist, and she can be his assistant. Wait, that was super sexist of her. She’ll be the doctor. Peter says her father is head of the WSB. Her face is most certainly in the security system. Someone might catch on. She says he might have a point.

Lulu tells her date that it was nice to meet him. One good thing she’s learned doing this story, is that there are plenty of nice people looking to make a connection. She hopes this hasn’t discouraged him. He says it would take more than a beautiful woman, inadvertently trapping him in her sting to make him give up on love. Now that he has his evening free, he’s going to work. As a teacher, he has several jobs. He says he’ll look for her bylines. She says, goodnight, Dustin Phillips.

Lulu goes back to Maxie and Peter’s table, and Maxie says someone looked like they were having a good time. Lulu says Dustin is a nice guy. Maxie asks if Dustin knows she’s married with children, and Lulu says, of course (🍷). He still found it in himself to be friendly and charming. Peter says, now that it’s over, does she care to join them for a drink. Lulu says she’ll be a third wheel. She’s going home to a nice hot bath. When Lulu is out of earshot, Maxie tells Peter, she’s texting her dad. She’s learned not to expect much from her dad, but he promised to step up if she ever needed him, and she’s not taking no for an answer this time.

Nina asks Obrecht who pushed her? but Obrecht says, it was dark. She didn’t see them. She was enjoying the calm night air, and the next thing she knew, she was in the drink. Nina says she was hammered. She suggests maybe it was less embarrassing for Obrecht to say she was pushed instead of admitting she ran into a pole and fell. Obrecht says she doesn’t run into poles. She was deliberately pushed.

Bobbie tells Scotty that Franco and Elizabeth finally get their reception, and one harpy shows up out of the blue, and another nearly drowns. Scotty says, here’s to Port Charles, and they clink glasses. She tells him stay there and work on his toast. She’ll round up the happy couple, everyone will raise their glasses, and they’ll get the wedding will be back on track. Scotty asks why he always has to save the day?

Drew wakes up, and wonders, what the hell is happening? Everything looks blurry to him. He pulls his pants on, and stumbles out. Curtis sees him, and asks, what happened? Drew doesn’t know how he got there, and Curtis asks if he’s okay.

On deck, Franco tells Elizabeth it was weird. Obrecht was rambling about Brad, Lucas, and Wiley’s real father. She was so hammered. He’s worried once she’s sober, she’ll clam up. Elizabeth says Obrecht trusts him. She’ll never understand it, but they care about each other. He doesn’t understand it either. Elizabeth says, tomorrow when she’s sober, he’ll get the truth out of her. Bobbie overhears.

Drew asks where he is, and Curtis says, a stateroom on The Haunted Star. Drew knows he was on the boat, but how did he get to the room? He wonders if he got drunk, but Curtis says he didn’t see that. He says, hang on. He thinks he saw something. He goes out in the hallway, and sees the syringe on a chair. He gets a cloth, and brings it back, saying, look what he found. Judging from Drew’s state of mind, and his pupils, Curtis thinks somebody drugged him. Drew remembers being with Kim. He flashes back to saying he doesn’t feel great, and Kim saying she’ll take care of everything, and starting to take her clothes off. Curtis says he’s calling Jordan, but Drew tells him, don’t call her. Curtis says, whoever did this needs to be caught. Drew says, the person who did this is in enough trouble already.

Julian leads Kim to the pier. She says, she was about to… She can’t look at Drew again. She doesn’t know who she is anymore. Who she is without Oscar. She doesn’t know what do. Julian holds her, and says he’ll get her some help, and he’ll be with her every step of the way.

Scotty asks Bobbie where the bride and groom are. He has his toast ready. She says, something came up, and she’ll be right back. She grabs Brad, saying she just heard something he needs to know about.

Jax introduces Josslyn to Hayden. Hayden says Josslyn must be Carly’s daughter. She couldn’t be anyone else. Josslyn says she’ll take that as a compliment, and Hayden says, it’s meant as one. Josslyn says she’ll tell her mom that Hayden said so. Jax says he’ll take Josslyn home, but she says she’ll share a ride with her friends. He says hell cancel the limo then. She says, he didn’t say limo.

Valentin congratulates Franco, and says he’ll see Nina in the car. Nina says, great reception. It was smart to get married in lock- up. There’s no one to object. Franco says, the guard looked like he might say something any moment. She tells him that she’s happy for him and his family. Even Elizabeth. She thinks they’re pretty perfect for each other. He thanks her, and she says she wants him to be happy. He deserves it. She kisses his cheek, and leaves.

Bobbie tells Brad that she overheard Franco say Obrecht knows who Wiley’s biological father is. He asks why anyone would believe anything that homicidal drama queen has to say? She asks, why was she talking about Wiley at all? He wishes he knew, and she says they can’t take a chance. She tells Brad to fill Lucas in, and call Alexis. The last thing they need is loose information flying abound about her grandson.

Ava tells Sibley that she had doubts, but there’s no way she could have known about the restaurant. She knows Kiki was really there, and needs her back. There’s so much she needs to tell Kiki. Sibley says she can’t feel her, and Ava says, there must be some other way. Sibley says she could try channeling Kiki, but it’s not always possible. When it works, she can be a conduit between the physical and spiritual worlds, but it takes time and preparation. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and she can’t always control what comes, especially if the spirits are unsettled. Ava says she believes Sibley. There’s no need to try and make it spooky. Sibley says she’s not doing this for effect. She’s warning Ava that once the door is opened, it’s not easily closed.

Lulu looks up Dustin’s profile, smiles, and goes into the elevator. Maxie looks at her phone, and says, amazing! Peter thought they were done with fashion week until September. She says she’s so glad he’s been paying attention, but her dad got them in to see Dante. Peter says, Ithaca, here we come.

Kim leaves a message for Dr. Massey. She wants to make an appointment. Tomorrow or as soon as possible. It’s an emergency.

Curtis wants to make sure Drew gets home safe. Drew says he can take care of himself, but Curtis says he has no choice, and helps him up. Drew is still groggy, and says, let’s just get out of here. He looks at the bed and flashes back to Kim saying, he’ll accept the baby they make tonight will be created out of love. He asks Curtis to get him the hell out of there.

Trina tells Josslyn and Cameron, that was the sweetest, craziest, most intense wedding reception she’s been too. Josslyn says, clearly, she’s never been to a Corinthos or Spencer wedding. Cameron says, no bomb threats, nobody got slapped, and only one person almost drowned. Trina thinks next time they do something, they should invite Dev. He’s cute, and mysterious, and annoys Josslyn, which is a plus. Cameron says she wants Josslyn to be annoyed, and Trina says, if it gets her out of the house. Josslyn says she didn’t come there because of Dev, but she had fun. They’re her best friends in the entire world. The three of them sit, Cameron in the middle with an arm around each girl.

Sibley tells Ava, when she has all the components to channel the spirit, she’ll be in touch. Ava says she’d better be. Sibley says she will. Not because Ava is threatening her, but because Ava and Kiki need to talk. Ava asks if Kiki hears that. They’ll talk soon.

Elizabeth tells Jax that she’s glad he was there. He wishes her all love she deserves, and she says, even if it’s with Franco. She tells Jax that he really is a changed man, and Jax says he makes her happy. If anyone deserves happiness, it’s her.

Finn comes face-to-face with Hayden. He says, hi, and she returns the hi. She says, now that they got that out of the way, excuse her. Jax is taking her back. Elizabeth thanks her for coming, and Hayden says she wouldn’t miss it. She and Jax leave.

Scotty asks if Bobbie took care of whatever was so important. She says she wouldn’t say it’s taken care of, but she did what she could. She’s ready to call it a night. Elizabeth thanks them for coming, and Scotty thanks Elizabeth for making an honest man of her son. Bobbie says he did a 180, and she’s proud of him. She tells Franco, be good to her, and he says, always. She tells Elizabeth, don’t wait for happiness. Grab it by both hands. Scotty says that was his toast. Now he’s got nothing, except he loves them. Franco says he loves Scotty, and thanks him. Bobbie and Scotty leave.

Franco says he thought they’d never leave, and Elizabeth says, at least they didn’t leave in an ambulance. Franco asks may he have this dance, Mrs. Baldwin? She says, her pleasure, Mr. Baldwin. They walk out to the floor. He asks if she knows what he was looking forward to the most. She says, tell her, and he says, just being by her side every day for the rest of his life. She says, good answer, and they kiss.

Tomorrow, Cameron says Oscar’s will is being ready today, Drew tells Kim that she crossed the line, Sam has evidence against Shiloh, and Jason asks Brick who’s getting a new identity.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Ugh. Thank God this is the finale. I’m not that interested in watching this bunch of mean women, who are old enough to know better, anymore. LVP won’t be at the reunion either. The only interest I’d have in watching the next season would be to see who they decide to turn on next. I don’t really believe LVP walks on water, but even if she might finagle things sometimes, it’s not like she’s deliberately cruel. And these chicks became like a gang.

Kim visits Kyle. She asks if Kim is hungry. She says she could eat. Kyle says, If Kim was a guest, she’d make her something, but since she’s Kyle’s sister, she can feed herself. In her interview, Kyle says she and Kim have gone through a lot. We flash back to a lot, including the infamous limo scene. She thinks their relationship will always be a work in progress. She asks how the baby is. Kim says she never imagined she’d have kids who would have babies, and she’d feel this way. She’s in a new phase of her life, and happy. She asks what going on with Kyle, and Kyle tells her Alexia is enjoying being in the business with Mauricio. In Kyle’s interview, she says when Alexia first came home from college, it was an adjustment, but she learned if she wants to succeed, she has to go out there and make that money. She tells Kim about the agency’s upcoming celebration. Kim says she’ll do her best to come. Kyle warns her that LisaR will be there. Kim says, no matter what she does to make things right, she’s going to have that with LisaR. She doesn’t want to be LisaR’s friend, but she doesn’t want a dagger coming at her, or being called the c-word. In Kim’s interview, she says she and LisaR will never be friends. There have been moments they’ve tried to make amends – we flash back to Farrahween when they decided to forgive each other – but she doesn’t know if LisaR is sincere. She tells Kyle that she just wants to get along, but thinks LisaR has it out for her.

Dorit tells PK that she’s still reeling. She could have done without Camille’s sh*t. She’s the most two-faced human Dorit has ever met. Wow. In LA? Really? PK says he’s not really surprised. Dorit tells him that Camille said she didn’t know how Dorit has so much, when PK clamed bankruptcy. PK says he filed in ’09; ten years ago, before he knew her. It has no bearing on their lifestyle now, and it’s his job to take care of Dorit. What irritates Dorit are some of the things in the press about the Beverly Beach lawsuit. She can’t discuss it, and she knows Camille wants to throw in digs. In her interview, she says the lawsuit is hanging over her head. It’s had a devastating effect on Beverly Beach, and she had to find a new manufacturer. She wonders why anyone would want to ruin her reputation. PK asks where Camille gets her money. In Dorit’s interview, she asks if Camille forgot where her money came from. (Later, on Watch What Happens Live, Camille answered that question – no, she didn’t.) She asks if there’s any chance PK can come to the party, but he says he has his daughter. Dorit explains in her interview that PK’s daughter, Atlanta, is now eighteen, and just moved to the US. She says she’d like him to be there, but understands. He asks if she can avoid Camille, but she says it would be impossible.

Everyone gets ready for the agency party. Dorit whines to her glam squad that Camille is low and dirty.

Teddi calls Kyle, saying she’s running late. In the limo, Kyle says she is too. Apparently, a little rain is going on, and this causes everyone to freak out, and traffic to be slower than it usually is. Denise and Aaron pick up Dorit. Denise asks if Dorit’s house is still for sale. Dorit says she wants more yard for the kids. Denise says they’ve been bouncing back and forth from different hotels, and it’s been hard, stressful, and sad. In Denise’s interview, she says the situation with the fire tested their marriage. If they can get through this, they can get through anything. She tells Dorit that she loves Malibu, but doesn’t feel safe because of the toxins from the smoke. Dorit thanks them for picking her up. Denise tells Aaron, if anything happens. he has to have Dorit’s back. Dorit says people like Camille scare her. I say, oh please. In Dorit’s interview, she says she hates knowing she’ll be face-to-face with Camille. She doesn’t know which face Camille will bring out. Hopefully, not the batsh*t crazy one. I guess she’s not that scared, since she’s saying that on camera for posterity.

The guests begin to arrive. Kyle tells Mauricio, if her boob falls out, let her know. Futuristic servers greet the guests and carry trays with food and drink, and there are guys on stilts in futuristic costumes milling around. As much as you can mill on stilts anyway. In Kyle’s interview, she says when Mauricio started the agency, it was his idea to build a legacy their daughters could carry on. When she looks at what they’ve built, she feels happy and fulfilled. She asks Teddi if anyone else is there (i.e. Dorit or Camille). She tells Alexia that she’s not comfortable when her friends are arguing. Alexia says Kyle’s friends are next level.

Both Erika and LisaR decide to wear wigs, independently of each other. In Erika’s interview, she says she loves a pink wig. We flash back to a few times when she’s worn one. I’m not sure why she brings this up, since both of their wigs are platinum. She says, it never rains in LA, and a little bit can ruin your whole situation. Mauricio says blah-blah-blah about the building. Camille walks in. In her interview, she says she’s disappointed with her friends’ actions and behavior. She’s sick of being on the chopping block. It’s pretty heartless.

Blah-blah-blah, real estate talk. Teddi says, oh no; she’s here, and again I say, oh please. Kyle says Camille came all the way there in the rain. Camille says she came for Kyle, and Kyle asks how she is after the other night. She tells Kyle, the other night was a sh*t show. They ganged up on her. Kyle says it wasn’t their intention, and Camille can’t understand why they’d bring up anything at all. No surprise, Teddi tries to insert herself in the conversation, and Camille tells her, shut it down. Teddi isn’t worth her time. She didn’t jump on the LVP bitch train, and it’s not fair. She says she’s disappointed in Kyle, but Kyle insists they weren’t attacking her. In Kyle’s interview, she says Camille seemed remorseful when they left the dinner, and now she comes in guns blazing. What’s going on? Teddi steps into the reception area, as Erika and LisaR are coming in. She says she’s taking a breath. Camille came in hot with her and Kyle. She doesn’t like to be talked down to, but doesn’t like that Camille says they attacked her. Erika wonders how you stand up for yourself without going overboard. In her interview, Teddi says Camille can’t tear her down to make herself feel better about her sh*tty behavior. Kyle tells Camille it was a miscommunication. The euphemism for when people act nasty and get caught.

Dorit and Denise arrive next. Denise and LisaR agree they look like high class hookers. In Denise’s interview, she’s sure some hookers dress like this, but not the ones she’s met. LisaR asks for chat with Camille, and Camille says, no. After being attacked, she wants to wait a while. LisaR says Camille seemed like she understood, and was fine with things the other night. What changed? Camille says, after thinking about it, she realized it’s not her fault. She doesn’t have to say she’s sorry. LisaR says she was just sharing what happened in the van. Camille says she and LVP know what they’ve been through. LisaR asks if she’s okay with what she did to Dorit. In her interview, LisaR says Camille bringing up LVP is annoying. She feels sympathetic to what the women have gone through, but their behaviors existed in the group before they had loss. She tells Camille that she’s empathetic, and Camille says, really? In LisaR’s interview, she says when she lost her father, she wasn’t cut any slack. She was accused of being a pill popper and drug addict. We flash back to that, and I can’t believe she’s bringing up that silliness. Not to mention, she didn’t tell people about her father right away. And while I’m at it, she had some fine sensitivity when LVP’s brother died, posting birthday greetings along with a joke about pills – which is how he died. She asks if she played the victim. Camille asks why come at her because she said something nice about LVP? How disgusting is she? It’s disgustingly petty. Let’s figure out who the mean girl is. She thinks it’s LisaR.

Zzzzzzz… this party. Denise approaches Camille, and Camille says she likes Denise. She’s not getting into it. She does feel bad about what she said about Dorit though. Denise says she needs to apologize. In Denise’s interview, she says she and Camille have both been attacked in the press. To see this side of Camille, and for her to lash out at Dorit is unacceptable. Kyle picks up the mic, and says she’s excited and proud of what her husband and the agency have accomplished. When Alexia was six months old, he lost his job, and she suggested they get real estate licenses. It was a big risk for Mauricio going out on his own, but they’ve gone from six people to four hundred and eighty-five. Mauricio thanks everyone at the agency and his family. Camille and Denise continue their conversation, and Dorit tells them to let Mauricio finish his speech. Camille wants to apologize to Dorit. Dorit tells the others that she’s shaking. My third oh please of the night. Camille says she feels awful about what she said. Dorit says it hurt her. In Dorit’s interview, she says she doesn’t take anything Camille says seriously. She’s gone too low. One of the stilt dudes strolls by.

Assuming it’s her business, Teddi tells Camille that she doesn’t know what going on. She’s sorry for what Camille is going through, but she doesn’t like how Camille talked down to her. If Camille doesn’t like her, don’t hang out with her. Which is amusing, since Teddi keeps seeking Camille out. Camille says Teddi blew off her daughter. We flash back to Camille hearing that Teddi ignored her daughter at an event. Teddi swears she said hi. Denise butts in, disappointing me. Camille says Teddi snubbed her daughter, but Teddi insists she never did. Camille knows she wouldn’t do that. Camille says she doesn’t know that, and that’s not how her daughter feels. In Camille’s interview, she says, Teddi has a hard time being accountable for her own behavior. She says her daughter isn’t making it up, and Teddi says, stop talking down to her. Denise says Camille isn’t talking down to her. They’re not in seventh grade. She starts to say Camille knows some other thing, and Camille says again, she doesn’t know, especially after the other night. She tells Denise, back off, and Denise says, you back off. Because we’re not in seventh grade. In her interview, Denise says she was married Charlie, and can handle drama, but enough’s enough. Camille says she’s not going to be attacked. In her interview, Camille says, it hurt. It was unfair, the way they were coming after her and questioning her. She just lost her house and assistant. She needs time to heal. LisaR says all the women there for her. Camille says, she appreciates it, but it’s too much to process, and leaves.

In the car, Camille tells David that she’s not diminishing or dismissing her daughter’s feelings. He thinks she should chill out, and they should put it behind them. She thanks him for being there. Now that I’m thinking about it, why didn’t the ever-accountable and fan of apologies Teddi, just say she was sorry if she made Camille’s daughter feel snubbed?

Kyle tells the women not to go anywhere. She brought Provence to Denise, since she couldn’t be there. She brings out the rosé they were drinking, and we flash back to that. In her interview, she says the group has gotten close, and that’s something to celebrate. She was hoping Camille would be a part of it, but that’s not happening. Not tonight. They clink glasses, and LisaR says, cheers, to a fun effing time.

Six months later. The women gather at Kyle’s house, Kyle telling Erika that she looks like Mrs. Girardi today. She does look like a high-end Donna Reed. Lunch is set up outside. Dorit asks if anyone saw the video of LVP opening her restaurant in Vegas. She was wearing a crown, and came in on sleigh or something. We see the video, but it’s not a sleigh. It’s one of those things Cleopatra is carried on. (I looked it up, and it’s called a carrying chair/litter.) Camille is in the video, and Denise doesn’t know why she wasn’t invited. We see a clip of Camille visiting LVP, and telling her how the women came after her after she lost Scott and her house. As soon as LVP left, she was the target. LVP says after all the bullsh*t, she immersed herself in her Vegas project. Camille is sorry about Kyle, and LVP says her friendship was thrown in her face. Camille says, it’s not fair. Back at the table, Dorinda says LVP needs the devotion of the people around her. No wonder she’s called the queen. Kyle says, that’s why she wears a crown. Denise says she thought it was because she’s English.

LisaR says she ran into LVP in a parking garage. She heard LVP’s voice say, oh god. She didn’t say anything, and LVP got in her car. She was fumbling in her purse, and her nails were wet. LisaR asked if she needed some money. In her interview, she says she’s still willing to loan LVP a few bucks. She says LVP said, no, and if she did, she wouldn’t take LisaR’s money. Erika wonders, why wet nails in 2019? Kyle says she also bumped into LVP in Nieman Marcus. She said hi, and LVP said hello before she realized it was Kyle. She was really shocked. Kyle said she was sorry about how everything turned out, and everything that’s happened; it didn’t need be this way. LVP said Kyle called her a liar. We flash back to their depressing argument. Kyle says, she didn’t; those were LVP’s words. Oh come on. One more person that hides behind not using the exact words when they still conveyed the idea. She says, it felt sad. Nothing is going to change. She feels for what LVP is going through, but it doesn’t excuse her behavior, and it’s not behavior because she’s having a hard time. Teddi says they’re all capable of saying they’re sorry and moving on. There’s only one person who hasn’t apologized. Kyle says she can’t keep trying to fix it; she can’t do it anymore. In her interview, Kyle says, it felt like old times; she and LVP trying to talk through something. She misses her friend, but she never came around at all, and left no door open. Kyle tells them she felt lighter. She’s good. In her interview, she says, in hindsight, it feels like she was more invested in the friendship than LVP.

Erika says they’ve all made mistakes, and said they’re sorry. LisaR says she’s done things she’s not proud of, but has been able to move through it. She feels a sense of freedom with them, and doesn’t feel that much in life. She thanks them. Dorit asks Denise how the honeymoon stage is, and if they’re still in it. Denise says, always. In Denise’s interview, she says the fire made her realize she doesn’t need a lot in life. She’s had all the stuff, and realizes what she needs to live with simply. It was a lesson for her. Since it’s the finale, we see some text about her life. She’s moved from Malibu to Brentwood, and even though her married life is just beginning, she’s counting on a happy ending with Aaron. BA-DUM-CHH! Denise asks if Teddi and Edwin are still scheduling sex. In Teddi’s interview, she says she went along with LVP’s scheme because she’s a stupid idiot. No argument with that. She says she has to trust her gut, and no matter how hard it is, go directly to the person she has an issue with. Her blurb say she’s focusing on her business and family, and scheduling more time with Edwin. LisaR can’t believe how fast her kids have grown. They have prom and graduation; it’s happening. In her interview, she says she’s called people on their sh*t. We read that Amelia is off to college, and LisaR is an official empty nester, but still refuses to go camping with Harry. In Erika’s interview, she says she’s been with this group four years now. She was slow to open up, but it feels comfortable sharing. It’s nice to know she’s not alone. She says, things are good. We see that, although she loves her friends, she still takes pictures of her handwritten notes – just in case. Okay… Not sure where that’s coming from. Dorit says they’re still looking for a new home, and talks about her kids being at a yummy age. In her interview, she says there could have been better closure. She wasn’t prepared for the LVP trauma. The text says she’s still looking for her dream home, and Beverly Beach is debuting men’s swimwear called the Andy.  Brownnose much? Kyle says she doesn’t want an enemy, and doesn’t like having bad feelings about someone she cares about.

In LVP’s interview, she says between opening a new restaurant, her personal issues, and the screw up with her friends, she’s had a lot to deal with. She feels like she’s in a different place. Out with the old, and in with the new. We read that LVP has many crowns to wear, but says her favorite times are at home with her dogs. Which is why I love her. She still hasn’t made amends with her friends.

Kyle says her girlfriends are beautiful, talented, and successful. She couldn’t be happier. In her interview, she says she was afraid to be honest and speak her truth with LVP, since she knew the outcome wouldn’t be good. But ultimately, she feels like she did the right thing. She grew as a person. Hopefully, for the better. She tells the women, instead of saying, I have to, say, I get to, and everyone tries it with crap they don’t want to do. Kyle’s ending says that she’s still waiting to give LVP her birthday present. She’s also working on some new TV projects, which she hopes don’t cause conflict with her sisters.

The women clink glasses, and LisaR says, the best is yet to come. Maybe so, but I don’t think I’ll be watching.

🚪 Six Degrees Of… Something…

Making connections. While watching a King of Queens rerun, I noticed guest star Tim Matheson was playing Dr. Farber. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that his character Otter in Animal House went to Faber College. Okay, it’s off by an R, but still…

👙 Beverly Beach Blues…

All about the lawsuit.

https://theblast.com/c/rhobh-dorit-kemsley-bikini-lawsuit-mediation

All about Dorit’s feelings.

https://realityblurb.com/2019/07/06/rhobh-dorit-kemsley-talks-lawsuit-drama-how-it-has-negatively-impacted-her-swimwear-line-plus-pk-accuses-camille-of-being-insecure-and-jealous/

🐶 Brava Tinsley!

As sad as she was when Bambi died, she opened her heart to two new babies rescued from Yulin.

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/tinsley-mortimer-adopts-2-dogs-from-the-yulin-dog-meat-festival/

😀 Because I Have To…

Best thing I heard all night.

Denise: We’re not in seventh grade.

Camille: Back off!

Denise: You back off!

Me: Really, Denise?

🎣 Sound Summer Advice…

Get out of the water if you see large schools of baitfish jumping in shallow water.

— Shark researcher Dr. Gavin Naylor, who helped identify the type of shark that bit a man’s foot, 24 years after it happened.

⌛ Poof! There It Is…

March 14, 2019 – Another Tattoo is Revealed, Dynasty Birthday, a Top Chef is Chosen, Junior Not Happening, Joe Can’t Go Home, SyFy Sux, Tinsley Moves On & Finally

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Ava sees Doc. She says, Kevin? She slaps him, calling him an SOB, and saying he killed her daughter.

Andre sees Anna at the bar, and says, long time no see. Anna hugs him.

At the hospital, Drew tells Kim that Oscar is doing well. Terry said it will take another few hours for the tests to be done, so does she want to grab dinner? She says, no thanks, and he asks how she’s holding up. She tells him that she was thinking about how many times they moved. Each time, she tried to cozy it up and reflect what Oscar was into at the time. She was thinking, barring a miracle, this may be the last room he’ll be in. Shiloh appears, and says he doesn’t know about that. Miracles are more common than they think.

Sam is on the phone at Charlie’s. She says Daisy is the one who recruited Kristina. The way she was acting, Sam thinks the tattoo is tied to DOD. She says, a palindrome? Go ahead and explore. Kristina and Molly come in

Finn asks if Alexis would care to join him for a bite. She’d love to, but she’s meeting her girls at Charlie’s. He says she just had a dream about Julian that nearly drove her to drink. Does she think that’s wise?

Willow knocks on Chase’s door, surprising him. He thought he was picking her up at home. She was ready early, and figured she’d come to him. He says, and what? She says, and this, and kisses him.

Lulu can’t believe what Laura has been through. Laura says, what all of them have been through. The most important thing is that they’re all okay now know. Lulu says no wonder Doc was acting strangely, but now Laura’s real husband is back. They can pick up where they left off.

Chase says Willow is full of surprises. She’s just as surprised. They’ve both been busy since Valentine’s Day, and they’ve texted, but it’s not the same as seeing each other. She doesn’t want him to think she’s losing interest. He says he’s not either. He enjoys spending time with her. Since she’s early, why don’t they ditch the car and walk through the park. She likes the idea. They leave, and it starts to thunder.

Alexis tells Finn that her daughter works at Charlie’s, and the girls want to meet there. He says she’s forgetting he knows her. She asks if he’s questioning her wisdom, and he says, isn’t she? She says, always, but she’ll be fine. He says he’s not above telling her I told you so. She’s not surprised.

Andre asks how Jordan is doing, and Anna says she’s stable. She’s recovering, but will need a transplant eventually. Andre says he got tested, but he’s not a match. He’d hoped to have good news when he saw her. Jordan is so strong and active, he can’t imagine how hard it is on her. Anna says she’s determined to triumph, and will be happy to see him. He says she wanted to talk about something else that she didn’t want to discuss on the phone. He asks if it has anything to do with his memory transfer work. She says it appears she was an unwilling participant In the study that laid the groundwork for his.

Drew asks what Shiloh is doing there. He says he heard Oscar took a turn for the worse. He reached out to his DOD family, asking about alternative types of healing. Kim remembers when Daisy was there, and placed her hands on Oscar’s head. She asks if it was Reiki, and Shiloh says they don’t label it. It’s specific to their seminars, and has to do more with the power of positive thinking. He asks if there’s anything he can do. He’d like to help, given his and Drew’s history.

Molly asks about the phone call, and Sam says it’s just a case she’s working on. It’s not important. Kristina tells her not to dismiss her work so lightly, and Molly says Kristina is really getting into those self-help classes. Sam says she has no idea. Molly is glad they’re getting together, and says she’ll grab a table. Valerie comes in, and says she’s glad Kristina is still there. She was hoping to talk. Kristina says she can’t; she’s having dinner with her family. Valerie doesn’t like how it ended. It escalated quickly, and she’s sorry. They’re friends. They don’t have to agree on everything Kristina is into, and she doesn’t get DOD, if that’s okay. Kristina says, actually, it’s not.

Alexis asks how Laura is. She says they’re all fine, but wants Alexis to know that Ryan switched places with Doc on Labor Day weekend. So whatever dealings she’s had with him since then, were with Ryan.

Ava wants Doc to burn in hell. Scotty grabs her, and she says she wants him dead. He tells her, that’s Doc. Ryan is gone.

Valerie asks Kristina why they can’t make it right. Kristina isn’t sure if they can, or if she wants to invite that kind of energy into her life. She needs to be mindful about who and what she lets in. Valerie says she’s known Kristina longer than her self-help guru Shiloh. What is she talking about? Kristina says, her. She has no room in her life for people who aren’t completely supportive about what she wants in life. It’s easy to dismiss what you don’t understand. Kristina says her guru is honest above all else, and Valerie isn’t even honest with herself. Valerie says she doesn’t know what Kristina means, and Kristina says she thinks Valerie does.

Shiloh knows it’s not their cup of tea, but wants to do what he can to help. Drew saved his life, and he hasn’t repaid the debt. Kim thanks him, and says she’s seen firsthand the benefits of spiritual medicine, but they’re past that point now. Shiloh understands, and asks them to tell Oscar that he stopped by. Drew says, sure. Shiloh says he knows it must be painful for Drew not to remember his past, but the man he’s become is a man Drew should be proud of.

Andre tells Anna, when he took the project, the DVX gave him the records from the previous project. There wasn’t much. Some data, and a good serum that proved useful. All of the subjects were referred to by number. He had no idea she was one of them. Anna believes him. He wonders why she never told him before, and she says she didn’t remember; she was drugged. He asks what he can do to help. She says Cabot said some of Alex’s memories may have been transferred to her. She wants to know if that was indicated in the bios given. He says it’s been a long time. He can’t recall any details, but might have something better.

Alexis tells Laura, she only had one session. She thought he was acting weird because she was representing Laura in the divorce, then he dropped her. Laura thinks the divorce is the only reason she’s alive. Lulu says he could have killed her. Laura says, poor Ava. She has so much to sort through. Alexis says they need to discuss the divorce, and Lulu says, it can’t be valid. Alexis says it’s probably already in progress, but she’ll handle it. They’re as married as ever.

Molly tells Sam that she recognizes Kristina’s body language. She’s anxious about something. Valerie tells Kristina that she’s throwing their friendship away for a bunch of people she just met. Maybe she should reexamine her priorities. Kristina says maybe Valerie should figure it out. Valerie asks why Kristina is so insecure, but Kristina says Valerie is. She can’t have this negative energy in her life. Valerie says maybe she’s right. The friendship has been one-sided for a while. She’ll see Kristina around. Or maybe not. She walks out.

Sam asks Kristina, what happened? Kristina says, nothing. She’s just wedding out the toxic relationships in her life. If people can’t respect the choices she’s made in life, they can’t be in it. Molly says, zero tolerance If anyone annoys her? She’s glad Kristina and mom had a meeting of the minds.

Alexis suggests Laura get her lawyers and public relations people in the forefront, before the story gets out. She’ll need Laura and Doc to sign something. Laura says she has a lot going on right now. They haven’t even recovered the body yet. Alexis says to let her know, and leaves. Lulu says, now that it’s just them, why is Laura in no rush to invalidate the divorce?

Chase and Willow come back to his apartment, drenched. Chase says there’s no way he’s sitting in a restaurant soaked. She says he has his wardrobe at his disposal. He says he’ll throw her clothes in the dryer. She can help herself to whatever she finds.

Doc tells Ava to look at him. He’s Dr. Kevin Collins; not Ryan. Ava asks how she knows it’s not another game? Scotty says he talked to Kevin when she was Niagara Falls. He checked into the hospital, when Ryan went over the Falls without a barrel. Doc shows Ava his wristband. She says she’s sorry. Scotty sits her down, and Doc says he realizes it’s hard to unpack. He asks for a moment to talk. Scotty asks if he’s out of his mind, but he says, just a moment alone. Scotty says, okay, and Ava glares at him.

Lulu asks if Laura thinks Ryan survived. Laura says he didn’t die, and managed to get out of the explosion. He left the country, and worked for the DVX until his mental health deteriorated. The DVX reached out to Doc, telling him to pick him up, or they’d kill him. Lulu says, so he went to get him. Laura says he put Ryan in Ferncliff under an alias. He treated Ryan secretly for months, and Ryan eventually overpowered him and took hsi place. Lulu says, if he had notified the authorities, they would have known when he started acting so bizarre. Someone would have realized it. Laura says, none of it had to happen. She understands Doc wanting to help his brother. but the secret went horribly wrong. There was always the possibility he would escape. Because they believed he was dead, no one questioned that Doc wasn’t Doc. The worst part is that he kept it from her; for months. She doesn’t know how to deal with it. Lulu thinks they’ll work it out.

Chase builds a fire. Willow comes out in an athletic jacket worn as a mini dress. Very mini. She hands him her dress. He tells her there’s an open bottle of wine, and to help herself.

Ava hopes she didn’t hurt doc. He says he’s endured worse in the past few months. He’s sorry for what Ryan did. Laura told him how Ryan deceived her, and got her to fall in love with him. She’s hurt, and he understands. Ava says he can’t understand how she feels; what she’s been through. Doc says they’ve both been violated. Ryan came into her life under false pretenses. He stole Doc’s life; corrupted and perverted it. She’s not interested in hearing his pain or bonding over it. Amy comes by, and tells Doc that she can’t find his wife, but can help discharge him if he’s ready. He says, in a minute, please. He tells Ava to talk to someone. Not him obviously, but he can help her find someone she can trust. Ava thanks him for his concern, but opening her heart up is how she got in this mess. She has no intention of making that mistake again.

Kristina says Valerie was undermining her goals, and she had to detach. Sam says she doesn’t have to be so quick to cut someone out of her life. They’ve been friends for a while, and DOD is new to her. She has to respect that Valerie has reservations. She can’t tell Valerie how to think or feel. Kristina says she doesn’t have to respect Valerie’s reservations. Molly says she would hate if Kristina did the same thing to them if they have questions. Kristina says, they’re family; that’s different. Sam has been supportive. She looks at Sam and says she knows Sam is into self-help. Shiloh was so impressed with her, he showed her something he only shares with his prize students. The place where he had his first awaking. She’s jealous. She pretends to be joking, but we know she really is. Molly thought DOD was just volunteering and self-help. Alexis arrives, but Sam gets a text, and says it’s from a client. She has to leave. Kristina guesses the case is more than not interesting. Sam admits it’s important, and jets.

Kim punches the pillow, and Drew says he thinks it’s been fluffed within an inch of its life. He asks if it has anything to do with Shiloh. Kim says she’s a believer in alternative medicine, but she can spot a charlatan a mile away. She knows they were close at one point. Drew says he only has Shiloh’s word on that. Shiloh says he’s not the man he used to be, but clearly, neither is he.

Finn joins Anna and Andre. Anna tells Finn that Andre thinks he has something useful. Finn thought the only copy of his notes was on a flashdrive that was destroyed. Andre says he got rid of everything else regarding his project, but not Cabot’s data. He shows Finn his laptop, saying he accessed the files on his private server. Anna asks what she’s looking at. Finn says, if he’s reading correctly, the notes suggest that memories were transferred from Patient Two to Patient One. Ann says Alex and her.

Sam walks into DOD. It seems empty, and she looks around. She asks if anyone is there. Her phone dings. It’s a text, along with a picture of the tattoo sketch, saying, haven’t found anything. Are you sure your sketch is accurate? Shiloh comes out, shirtless.

Kristina says Sam has been on edge since she and Jason called it quits. Molly asks why Alexis was at the hospital: is everyone okay? Alexis says she’s fine. Molly asks if anyone is suing for malpractice, and Alexis says, no, but she supposes it could happen. Kristina says she’s talking in riddles. Alexis knows they’ve read about Ryan, but it turns out there are a few more details. He switched places with Doc last Labor Day. She went to see a serial killer for therapy, but only one session. Kristina says that’s why talk therapy isn’t the answer. Alexis should come to more group classes. Molly asks if Kristina is for real. Their mom just said she was alone with a serial killer, and Kristina turns it into a pitch for self-help. Kristina says Shiloh taught her it’s dangerous to rely on someone else for your breakthrough. People are fallible. You have to go through it on your own. Molly asks if Shiloh is infallible. Alexis – in a how about them Mets? moment – says she has a new therapist. He’s good. Kristina says she’s welcome to her own choices.

Chase tells Willow that his culinary efforts begin and end with a meal prep service. He hasn’t graduated to shopping himself, other than cereal and frozen food. She’s in the same boat. She says she can make three things. After that, it’s salad or take-out. He asks for a literal rain check, if she wants. He’d like to spend more time with her. She was worried she’d scare him off with all her baggage; how she gave up her son. Chase says she has a life. They all do. He thinks she’s brave to open up , and appreciates her confiding in him. She says she never feels like he has an agenda. He hates to disappoint her, but he does. He likes her, and wants to spend more time together as a couple, and see where things go. It’s something she wants very much. They kiss. The dryer timer goes off, and he says he’ll get her clothes.

Andre tells Finn and Anna that he sent the files to them. Anna asks how she’s going to decipher them. Finn says he can try, but like Cabot said, it’s hard to quantify memories. Obviously, the data must be somewhere. Anna wonders which memories are Alex’s and which are hers. Andre says anything that was noted in any way should be in the records, but he thinks Cabot focused on relevant data. He wouldn’t have recorded what the memory was. He would have focused on it physically affected them. Anna says it’s not just data; it defines her. Some of her memories could be lies, and she has no way of finding out which ones they are. Finn says Anna might not know, but there’s someone who does. Anna says, her sister, and he nods.

Chase says Willow’s dress is a little wrinkled. He can iron it. She says, he has an iron? He tells her the department frowns on rumpled, unkempt detectives. She thinks she can stand the shame of wrinkled clothes long enough to get home, but thanks him for offering. I’m wondering why on earth they can’t still go out to eat. Or order in. Maybe they should be going to meetings with Alexis. All they ever end up doing is drinking.

At the hospital, Amy tells Doc, there’s his wife. She’ll grab a wheelchair. She’s sure he’s anxious to get home. Doc tells Laura that they’re letting him go home. That is, if she wants him to come home. She doesn’t think it’s a good idea right now. He understands. She says she’s glad he’s feeling better, and can’t walk away fast enough.

Ava a poster on the wall with Doc’s picture on it. She rips it down and tears it up. Scotty grabs her. She says, all those months; all those lies. Her Kiki. She sinks to the floor, as Scotty holds her.

Kim tells Drew that Oscar talked to Shiloh. He knows what that means. Drew says, Oscar is looking for a miracle. He’s afraid of what happens next. Kim says, so is she. He says, him too, and holds her.

Kristina says she has to get behind the bar. Next time, her treat. When she’s gone, Alexis asks what’s on Molly’s mind. Molly says she’s been busy with school, and spending every spare minute with TJ. She hasn’t been spending time with Kristina, and had no idea she was so into DOD. Alexis says Kristina always dives in head first, at the moment when passion seizes her. She thinks it’s good for Kristina’s self-esteem. She’s cautious, but not worried, as long as Kristina isn’t hurting herself or anyone else. Molly says, let’s hope not.

Valerie sits at the bar. She flashes back to Kristina kissing her. She orders a lemon drop, and asks the bartender to be generous with the vodka.

Molly asks if she can talk to Kristina about something. She knows Kristina was distracted before dinner, and she thought their mom and Sam were dancing around the topic. What’s really going on with her and DOD? It’s way past volunteering. Kristina lives there, and it’s all she talks about. Kristina says it transformed her life. Molly says, more like took over. When has she last had an original thought or said something that didn’t originate with Shiloh. Kristina says Shiloh is a great teacher, and spiritually evolved. Molly says she’s been indoctrinated. DOD Is a cult.

Shiloh asks Sam how he can help her. She says she came to talk about Kristina. He says he’s all ears, and she asks if he can put on a shirt. He asks if it makes her uncomfortable. We see the phone behind her back, with the tattoo sketch on the screen. Are you kidding? Wouldn’t Sam have made that disappear the second he came in?

Willow gets dressed. As she pulls her dress over her head, we see she has the same tramp stamp as Daisy and Harmony.

That was a good ending. I actually made a noise when I saw Willow’s tattoo.

Tomorrow, Valentin thinks Anna is desperate, Shiloh asks Sam if she’s worried about his safety, and Sonny asks where his son is.

💃 I almost forgot. I’m still hanging with Mexican Dynasties, where this week Paulina said her brother Oscar was her soulmate. Another cast member said it was like Game of Thrones around there, and I don’t want to know. It was also Oscar’s birthday, and he decided on an S&M themed party, which he had to explain to his eighty-plus-year-old mother. He was awakened on his birthday with a mariachi band playing the Mexican version of Happy Birthday, which he took a lot better than I would have. He and sis Paulina also had their own variation of the song, called Fatale Birthday, about less than cordial birthday wishes, and it was actually pretty funny. Adan was still having angst over his decision to pass on La Voz. He seems like a big spoiled baby who is easily manipulated.

🔪 Finishing up in Macau, tonight was Top Chef’s season finale. Eric, Kelsey, and Sara started off at the MGM Theater, where they saw montages of clips from throughout the season. Then Padma came out and told them they’d be cooking the four-course meal of their lives. The other contestants returned, and the three finalists each chose two sous chefs from the group, drawing numbered knives to see what the picking order would be. They were given thirty minutes for menu planning, and three hours to shop, being allowed to place special orders. They had six hours to cook, two hours being for the first course – wherein came the twist. After the first course, only two cooks would be picked to finish the next day, and one would be packing their knives. Kelsey went with a summers in the South theme, Eric wanted to smack them in the face with flavor, and Sara combined Asian and Portuguese, and gave it a Southern touch. Unfortunately, Eric smacked himself out of the competition by burning the lotus chips, as well as the judges not being able to taste the beef. It was down to Kelsey and Sara, who decided to have dinner at a five-star Japanese restaurant in the hotel. They had an unbelievable meal, filled with sushi beyond your wildest dreams.

For the last competition, Kelsey chose softshell crab as one of her dishes. Since there is no fresh crab in Macau, I thought it might cost her. Fresh is always best. Sara had a ribeye to die for, and a slice of duck that was perfection. And I don’t like duck. One of her courses was too salty, which didn’t go over big. I totally understood, not being crazy about salt, and being that person who can eat only one potato chip. Padma congratulated the finalists, and Tom said they competed with confidence and intention, and from the heart. Graham said Kelsey’s mushrooms were out of control. I have no idea what he meant by that, but they did look good. It must have been nearly impossible to choose, but Kelsey became the new Top Chef. Sara said second place was not too bad. On Watch What Happens Live, it was also announced that Kelsey was the fan favorite. You go, Southern Girl!

🍔 MasterChef Junior started again, but you can’t watch ‘em all, so I’m not. Maybe later in the season.

🚔 Juice on Ice…

My fantasy Thanksgiving table will be a little emptier this year.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1023591/from-bankruptcy-to-prison-a-timeline-of-teresa-and-joe-giudice-s-legal-troubles

👺 SyFy Strikes Again…

Adding insult to injury after mercying Z Nation, looks like a fifth season of Channel Zero isn’t going to happen.

https://deadline.com/2019/01/channel-zero-canceled-syfy-after-4-seasons-1202536195/

👠 Tinsley Is Over Men…

I’m sad that things with Scott didn’t work out. Even though I have no reason whatsoever to care.

https://pagesix.com/2019/03/11/tinsley-mortimer-gets-flirty-with-model-bertil-espegren/

🎯 Finally…

My first weekend feeling well in years. Okay, weeks, but it felt like years.

FridaySOB

FridayInterestingMan

FridayDwight2

FridayMona (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 13, 2018 – Robert Joins the Mission, Twelve Small Chefs, Some News, QuadrupliQuotes & the 13th

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Carly tells Griff that she’s had a few incidents where she’s heard or seen something, then it’s not there. Griff asks why Sonny thinks something is wrong. Carly says she does too, but not with her health.

Mike is frustrated, looking for his glasses. Sonny tells him it’s no big deal, but Mike thinks losing anything is a big deal for him. Sonny takes the glasses out of Mike’s shirt pocket, and hands them to him. Mike wants to go for a walk, but Sonny says he could use some company. Mike asks what’s on his mind. Sonny says he’s happy Mike is there, and wants to make most of it. He says Mike brought something up the other day, but then they got distracted. He was hoping to finish the conversation. Mike asks if it was horses, cards, or ladies, and they laugh. Sonny asks, what about a field in Croton?

In Bern Switzerland, shopping bags are all over Anna and Emma’s suite. Emma asks Anna if she looks convincing for a secret mission in her new dress. Anna praises her look, and says she should give her mom a call. Jason knocks at the door. Anna tells him that he’s just in time. She and Emma need a bodyguard.

Carly brings Griff up to speed about the phone calls. Griff says it sounds intense, and Carly tells him that  Dante traced the calls to a phone booth on Angel’s Bluff, close to where Morgan died. Griff says it must have been difficult being there, but Carly says she misses him everywhere she goes. She explains about the scarf, saying it was in the picture of Morgan on her desk. She tells him that she’s not making it up; she held it in her hands. He asks where it is, and she says the fire alarm went off and they had to evacuate. When she came back, it was gone. Griff asks what it felt like, and she says, like a scarf. Ha-ha! She tells him it was torn, dirty, and had what looked like blood stains on it. Griff asks if she had any weird sensations, smelled any odors, or got nauseous. She says every time she remembers Morgan getting killed, she gets sick. She knows someone else was in the house. He asks if she heard or saw them, but she says she could feel them. He tells her that sometimes you can pick up on something your other senses don’t register, and to always trust it. Usually it’s nothing, but it can save your life. She tells him that Sonny showed up, and scared the hell out of her. She almost took him out with a baseball bat. She’d heard sounds coming from Morgan’s room. When the lights came back on, she found a framed picture of him, with the glass in the frame shattered.

Sonny tells Mike that he mentioned a field in Croton, and sounded upset. Mike isn’t recalling it, and Sonny says if he’s upset, he can take it off Mike’s mind. Mike appreciates the offer, but has the feeling he did something to piss Sonny off. Sonny says he just wants to help him. Mike says whatever it was, is gone now. Sonny knows it’s difficult to remember. Mike says he’ll do his best. Sonny says it was a long time ago, and he’s not upset or mad in any way, but it seemed like Mike felt guilty. If that’s the case, of something is eating away at him, they can find out why and move on.

Griff knows it’s difficult to talk about, but Carly understands he has to rule stuff out. He tells her that a compromised brain can lead to incidents.

Anna tells Jason that she’s posing as the Widow Ashton (a nod to Larry?), and needs a pretend bodyguard. She was going to make him into her son-in-law, but his look screams bodyguard. She needs to make inquiries, and wants a bodyguard for Emma. She asks him what his jacket size is, and he tells her to ask Carly. Ha-ha! Emma comes out, and tells him that they got new clothes for their secret mission. They got an outfit for him too. She gives him a garment bag, and he tells Anna that they need to discuss this. She asks Emma to do some more research. She says she loves it, and Jason says she’s obviously Anna’s daughter. Anna says that’s why they need a bodyguard.

He asks why they don’t just break in to get the information from the records room. Anna says if she wanted to do that, that’s what she’d do. Does he think she can’t handle a simple robbery on her own? He thinks it might be beneath her. She asks why break in, when they can walk in without suspicion? He asks why not save time? She gets that he’s used to working alone, and he asks how they’re going to do this.

Sonny tells Mike to try again. Mike is sorry. He wishes he could help, but he has to find his glasses. Sonny picks them up from the table, and hands them to Mike. He tells Mike to sit, and breaks out a jigsaw puzzle. He says Griff thought would help. Mike asks if he’ll be putting together a picture of things he’s forgotten. Sonny says it’s not about remembering the past, but focusing on the present. Mike explains that the way to do it is to find the frame first, and fill it from the outside in. Sonny has some business to attend to, and asks if Mike will be okay. Mike says since he has three hundred pieces to deal with, he should be all right.

Griff looks at Carly’s records, and notices that after Morgan was born, she had a bullet removed from brain. She explains that when she was in labor, Sonny thought someone was trying to hurt her, and when he shot them, the bullet went through them and into her. It was a helluva day. He notices she had another incident more recently. She says it was when she was pregnant with Josslyn, but they both came out fine. Griff says traumatic injury effects can show up years later. She has a history of falls and wounds. She tells him that he might as well know that she was hospitalized twice for nervous breakdowns; the first one was mostly fake. Michael was kidnapped as a baby, and the kidnapper only got a slap on the wrist, so she shot him in open court. She was afraid she’d go to prison, so she faked a break with reality. The second time was a real breakdown.

Anna wants Jason to watch Emma while she slips away to get the records they need. Jason says, so what she needs is a babysitter, which is exactly what I was thinking. She says she’ll be making a path toward Henrik. Jason thinks simple and clean is the best way. Just go in and make a demand; it doesn’t require a cover. She asks what about Spinelli, and Jason says he set Jason up with what he needs to catch Henrik. Anna insists that a widow with disposable cash and a beautiful granddaughter is how to pave the way. Jason says he knows how good she is, and knows she doesn’t need him. She’s making a diversion, so he doesn’t get to before she does.

Nanny Pilar and Avery are headed to the park. Mike says he’ll join them.

Carly tells Griff that she’s not embarrassed about it. Michael’s biological father, AJ, staged Michael’s death. They even had a funeral and everything. She forgot to breathe; she just couldn’t take it. She held breath for longer periods of time, like she was trying to keep in suspended animation. I can actually understand what she’s saying. She tells Griff, obviously, Michael came back fine, but she didn’t recognize herself. She was paralyzed, fragile, weak, and powerless, and she doesn’t do powerless. Her phone rings, and it’s Pilar. She asks if it’s okay if Mike goes to the park with them. Finding out the test won’t take long, Carly tells Pilar it’s fine, and she’ll meet them there. She continues her story, telling Griff that she went to the hospital, and made a complete recovery. He asks if the feelings she described ever resurfaced, and she says, never. Morgan’s death rocked her to her core, but she never felt like she was losing herself. Griff says he’ll put a rush on the tests, and get her out. She says she remembers what it’s like to feel lost, but this is nothing like that. It all happened, and it’s all real.

Sonny goes to the hospital, looking for Griff, but Deanna says he’s not answering. Stella comes by, and asks how Mike is doing. Sonny says, not so well. It seems like every day, Mike is slipping away a little more.

Mike is ready to go, and tells Avery, let’s hit the road.

Anna says even if Jason found Henrik first, he’d wait for her, because they’re on the same side, aren’t they? Jason says he wants answers; she wants to protect Henrik. There’s a knock at the door. Jason waits on the side, his gun ready. Anna opens the door, and immediately closes it. She opens it again, and asks, what the hell are you doing here? It’s Robert.

Sonny tells Stella sometimes Mike makes perfect sense, and he lets his guard down. Then, bam! a left hook. Now it’s fifty years ago, and Mike is wondering if his parents are waiting for him. He’s like a time traveler. Stella says there are no easy answers. She can occupational therapy to his schedule, and Sonny should discuss medicinal options with Griff. She tells Sonny If he needs any help, let he know, and she’ll make sure it happens. She tells him to bear in mind that no matter how well the disease is managed, as the patient deteriorates, the symptoms change; it’s curveball after curveball. Sonny says it’s funny. When he was a kid, he used to wait up, playing a game about if Mike was going to show up. As he’s talking, we see Mike playing in the park with Avery, and once again, Max Gail takes my heart and stomps on it. Sonny says eventually, he stopped playing; stopped expecting things from Mike, and learned how to take care of himself. Now he’s playing the same old, losing game, but worse. He’s asking himself is Mike going to remember what day it is or what he had for lunch, or does he work at Kelly’s? He wonders about the day to come when Mike doesn’t recognize him.

Carly sees the noodle house ad underneath the windshield wiper. There’s something written on the back.

Robert says a suite and a shopping spree; what is Jason doing there? He didn’t think Jason worked undercover. It’s not his style. Jason hands Robert the garment bag, and leaves. Robert asks Anna what’s going on. She tells him that she and Jason are in the middle of following an important lead, and he ruined it. He’s shocked she brought their granddaughter, and is using Jason as backup. Anna says she’d would never involve Emma in anything dangerous. It’s a research mission, and he’s blowing it out of proportion. He says not where Faison is concerned, and Anna says it’s Henrik, not his father. Robert says Faison still has an important hold on her.

Stella tells Sonny that she heard about the night at Luke’s, and he says it was like going back in time; Mike was his confident, old self again. She says it was a beautiful gift, and he says it was great while it lasted. Sonny asks if recreating a moment could be a way to get Mike to remember something, and Stella says there’s no magic wand. She’s not telling him don’t try, but there’s no guarantee. Sonny wonders if it’s worth a shot, and she tells him the bottom line is, there’s no way to influence or manipulate what he remembers or doesn’t. What he needs is kindness, compassion, and empathy. He needs to be kept calm and have structure in his life. Maybe it will come on its own, but like Sonny did when he was a child, prepare for disappointment; it might not come back at all. Sonny says that’s what he was afraid of. Stella says in the meantime, he and his family should treat themselves with the same kindness and empathy. He has unfinished business, and Mike’s memory will disappoint him. The one thing he can rely on, is that it gets worse until it can’t get any worse. Sonny likes her; she gets to the heart of things. Stella hopes he appreciates it when she tells him the time will come when Mike no longer remembers his name, and he should forgive himself for wanting what Mike couldn’t give him.

Carly calls Pilar, and tells her to go back to the house and meet her there.

Griff joins Sonny and Stella, Stella reminds Sonny that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Griff asks how it’s going. Sonny says all right, but he was hoping to meet Carly there. Griff tells him that Carly had a test to rule some things out. Sonny asks if they were brain scans, but Griff says he’ll let Carly explain.

Pilar says they have to head back home. Mike says they saw a pretzel cart, and it wouldn’t be an outing without getting one. Pilar relents, and Mike looks at the money in his wallet, but seems confused. Pilar says she’ll get them, and tells Mike to stay with Avery. After she leaves, Mike calls Avery, Courtney.

Robert says Anna needs to get away from all things Faison, so she can heal. She says it sounds lovely, but she has to find his son first. Robert tells her to let Jason do it, and she says she would if they shared the same viewpoint. Robert says she makes Henrik sound like a victim, and she says they won’t know until the find him. Emma comes back out, and asks if Robert came to help with the mission. He asks what brings her across the pond, and she says a research project for school, and she’s helping grandma with a secret mission. She asks what he’s doing there, and he says there’s no secret mission without him. He’s coming too. Anna is like, no way, telling Emma that he has more important things to do. Robert says he’ll check with HQ, and looks at Emma. Emma says, permission granted. Robert tells Anna he’s going to keep her from getting into a mess.

Sonny returns home. He sees the frame of the puzzle completed, but no Mike.

Pilar also comes back to no Mike – or Avery. She drops the pretzels and runs off to look for them.

Deanna gives Griff the test results. He reads, the preliminary tests show no markers indicating that Carly is having episodes originating from a physical cause.

Carly starts the car. The noodle house ad is on the passenger seat, and the back says, find me where you left me tonight.

In the hallway of the hotel in Bern, Jason asks Sam what she’s doing there.

On Monday. Ava wonders what Griff is hiding, Jason tells Sam that Henrik is targeting his mother, and Carly looks for Morgan.

🍳 I saw the last hour of this week’s MasterChef Junior, which is now being billed as, MasterChef: Junior Edition. It’s down to the top twelve, who all have more cooking talent in their pinkies than I’d have if I had two bodies. It fascinates me that the kids have such sophisticated skills and palates, yet they’re still kids. They got really excited when given tonight’s mystery box, which was also a HUGE plug for Blue Apron. The boxes were empty, mystifying the contestants, who were then led to the Blue Apron pantry, where they were to pick ingredients for their Blue Apron recipe. Lots of brand placement here. Gordon cooked along with them, which was cute, and he also got a critique. The lightheartedness of the judges is also a nice change from the screaming and yelling. Not that I can’t wait for the next Hell’s Kitchen. Winner Billy got a sweet prize; his recipe gets a spot in the Blue Apron (he-he) rotation, and he got saved from elimination. As if that wasn’t enough, he also got to pick the pairs for a tag team challenge, and another contestant to save. The challenge was creating a plate of classic Far East appetizers. Billy told us it was like a chess game, and chose the teams based on more erudite reasons than I would ever think of. Best of all, no one went home.

🔉 Important News

I’m so excited. Tinsley Mortimer is back with Coupon King Scott.

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🔊 Even More Important News

Big night for TV on Sunday if you’re a zombie fan. The Walking Dead season finale will be followed by the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere, at 9 and 10 pm, respectively.

📣 Quotes of the Week

People who are committed to becoming aware of what they’ve done and changing, they can be our strongest proponents in an issue like this. – Edie Falco, on whether Louis CK should be given a second chance. Ditto! He seems to be one of the few who actually know how to apologize.

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.Mary Pickford

You try to take a shortcut to success and end up with a mouthful of confetti. – Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), 2 Broke Girls

If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments, then you make really boring choices.Heath Ledger

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