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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.

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March 7, 2019 – Everyone Heads For the Falls, a Stinky Fruit, Bad Actor Kelly, Caroline in Dubai & Here Again

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

In Ankara, Turkey, Robert and Sonny have coffee. Sonny says Robert’s friend better get there soon.

Jason and Laura drive toward the Falls. She kubutzes about his driving. Chase calls, and says Doc is fine. He’s on his way to surgery. She tells him they have reason to believe Ryan is on his way to Niagara Falls with Ava. She says, we hope to have more information soon. Chase says, we? and she says she’s with a friend.

Elizabeth paces at the hospital. Drew gives her an empty coffee cup, because no one is ever going to learn how to make one look like it’s full. He asks how Franco is, and she says, he keeps drifting in and out, but the doctors say he’ll be fine. Drew says, at least Franco’s name will be cleared, and everyone will know he’s innocent. Elizabeth wishes he had trusted her with the truth. Drew says Jordan probably swore him to secrecy. The bottom line is, they know it was Ryan Chamberlain, not Franco. Kim runs in, and tells Drew about the kids being in Niagara Falls, and Oscar having a seizure.

Cameron is shocked to run into Ryan. Ryan says, what are the odds? Cameron says his friends are waiting, but Ryan asks, what’s the rush? He can’t let him go now – not yet.

Ava opens the trunk with the remote. She sees Josslyn, and asks if she’s here with her mother. We see Carly unconscious in the trunk.

Sonny says if Robert’s contact doesn’t show soon, they’re out of there. Robert realizes in Sonny’s world, people turn up on time, but they’re not in his world. Sonny says he noticed that. Robert says they do a lot of sitting around before the action. He ain’t seen nothing yet. He reminds Sonny, it’s a small price to pay; his time for information. A woman asks if they’re interested in a diversion, and asks Sonny if she can read his fortune. Sonny says, some other time, but Robert tells him to let her read his palm.

Laura knows Jason isn’t big on explaining himself, but everything is happening fast, and she’s been locked in Ferncliff. She wants to know how did they get to this point? Jason says when Carly was in Ferncliff, there was a patient in the next room. He never saw them, but he’s pretty sure it was Ryan. He was trying to communicate with Carly using Morse code. Laura knew that already, and says Doc and Ryan would have switched places by then. Jason says he has a friend who’s an expert at cyber security; the best. He came up with the name Wilson. Laura says, Ryan’s alias. Jason says Carly went to question the guy she thought was Doc, and Ryan made up a story that the patient was a serial killer named Wilson Ritter. It didn’t check out, and then Franco gave an interview, saying he was a better killer than Ryan Chamberlain, aka Todd Wilson. Jason tells Laura that he kept the security footage. Ryan and Carly were at the hospital at the same time. Carly went to the garage, and her car was there, but her phone was on the ground. There was no sign of Ryan. Laura says, if Carly questioned him, does Jason think he did something to her? Jason says he couldn’t have killed her in the garage; there were too many people. He couldn’t move her to a second location either, so she’s locked up at the hospital, or he took her with him. Laura thinks they have to go through all the possibilities, but Jason won’t consider that Carly is dead.

On the phone, Chase says Ryan is on his way to Niagara Falls, if he’s not there already. He’s sent an updated photo, along with a photo of his traveling companion, Ava Jerome. He says Ryan is armed and dangerous. Lulu sees him, and says she got his message that they found her mom. Jason says she was there, but she left. Lulu asks where she is, and Chase says, it’s a complicated situation. Lulu asks, what’s going on?

Kim tells Drew about Oscar’s seizure and that the kids are in Niagara Falls. He says they’ll take the company chopper.

Cameron tells Ryan that he’s there with friends. Ryan asks if his mom is chaperoning, and Cameron says, sorry, but his friend Trina is waiting. Ryan tells him to have a good time. He won’t tell if Cameron doesn’t. Cameron says nothing, and gets the blip out of there.

Josslyn tells Ava that her boyfriend had a seizure, and the paramedics took him to the hospital. They wouldn’t let her come, so she called an Uber. She walks off, and Ava says she hopes it works out. She goes to the back of the car, and sees Carly in the trunk. She says, oh my God, what is happening? Ryan is suddenly there, and says, surprise!

Chase tells Lulu that Doc was admitted for surgery, but she thought he was on his way to Niagara Falls to marry Ava. Chase tells her that she needs to prepare herself.

Cameron, Josslyn, and Trina arrive at the hospital. The nurse asks if they’re family, and Trina says Cameron is Oscar’s cousin. When the nurse asks what side of the family, Cameron says his mom almost married Oscar’s dad. Josslyn says she’s Oscar’s girlfriend. She knows that doesn’t count as family, but he needs her, and asks the nurse to make an exception. Or does she have to find a way to sneak in the room? The nurse says she must be Josslyn; she’s just like Oscar described. He’s awake and groggy, but lucid. The nurse gives her the room number, and she goes in to see Oscar. He asks if Cameron is there too. He’s sorry he ruined their only night alone. She says he didn’t ruin anything; he had a seizure. Josslyn says they made it to Niagara Falls. Their road trip is definitely memorable. He says this is the only memory he cares about; right here, right now, with her. This is the time they’ve got, and all they’re going to get.

Cameron asks Trina if cousin was the best she could come up with. She says it would have worked if he’d played along. He says, sometimes the truth works, but Trina says Josslyn didn’t get in because she was honest. Cameron says it’s because Oscar is in bad shape. Elizabeth calls, and says she knows he’s in Niagara Falls, and knows Oscar had a seizure. Cameron asks if they can talk about it later. He knows he’s in trouble, but he’s in the middle of a crisis. Elizabeth says he got Oscar to the hospital, and she’s proud of him. He asks if that means he’s not in trouble, but she says, no. She tells him to let Oscar know his parents are on the way. She also needs to tell something about Franco.

Sonny doesn’t believe in fortune telling, but if it helps pass the time, the woman can give him a reading. Robert gives her his chair. The woman says Sonny’s lifeline is long, but doesn’t guarantee a long life; he still has to be careful about anything that might shorten it. Sonny asks what else she sees, and she says he has a fate line. Not everyone has one. She tells him someone he loves is in danger.

Ava doesn’t understand. Did Carly follow them, or has she been in the trunk all this time? Ryan says, it’s not a problem, but Ava says he can’t leave Carly there. He says, of course not. He tells her to go to the room; he’ll handle everything. She asks what he means, and he asks if she loves him. She says, of course, and he asks if she trusts him. He tells her, go back to the room and wait. She says, don’t be long. and he says she won’t have time to miss him. Ava leaves, and he closes the trunk.

Cameron tells Elizabeth that his friend just had a seizure. He thought Oscar was going to die. Elizabeth says Franco was cleared of all charges. Cameron says, and? She says, he’s innocent. Cameron knows she wants to believe that, but she says they know who the real killer is; Ryan Chamberlain. Cameron asks if he didn’t die a million years ago, and she says, that’s what everyone thought, but he’s been posing as Doc; they’re identical twins. He tried to frame Franco for the murders. Cameron says he just saw Doc, but Elizabeth says he’s at GH. Cameron says that means he was talking to Ryan Chamberlain. He gives Elizabeth the address of the hotel, and she tells him to stay at the hospital. Don’t move until Drew shows up, and don’t go anywhere by himself. She loves him.

Laura says as far as she’s concerned, she asked Jason for a ride to Niagara Falls. What he does when they get there is none of her business. She doesn’t want to know, and she’s not asking. Her phone rings. It’s Elizabeth, who tells her everyone is fine, but Cameron ran into Ryan at a hotel, and had no idea it was Ryan. Laura asks the name of the hotel, and Elizabeth says The Inn at Cascade Point. Laura asks her to tell Chase, and have him call the Niagara Falls PD. When Laura finishes the call, Jason calls Spinelli, and tells him to get into the mainframe at the hotel, and find out what room Dr. Collins checked into.

Sonny says he knows how this works. The palm reader says someone he loves is in danger, he gives her a few lira, and surprisingly they’re not in danger anymore. She tells Robert to tell his friend that she sees a child who is a man; a son. Sonny says he’s got a couple of those, and she says this one has his eyes. He’s the one in danger. Sonny asks how she knows this. She says she sees it. His child’s life is in the palm of his hands.

Oscar tells Josslyn not to leave, and she says she’s not going anywhere. He says, him neither, but she says that’s not true. He wants Cameron to have his car. He’s not saying it to upset her, he’s saying it because it’s real. He doesn’t want his stuff to go to waste. That’s why Cameron isn’t getting his telescope, but he wants Cameron to be constantly reminded about how he messed up the trip. She tells Oscar to stop doing whatever he’s trying to do, but Oscar says, it’s okay to laugh. He loves her laugh. He loves everything about her. She kisses him.

Trina tells Cameron that she’s not big on true crime, so she hasn’t been paying attention. She knows Ryan Chamberlain murdered seven women in Texas, and was killed in a fire. Cameron says, obviously not. According to his mom, Ryan killed all those people, and Franco had nothing to do with it. Trina asks if his mother is possibly blaming a dead man because it hurts too much. He tells her that his mom said Doc was at GH. Trina calls the hospital, and asks for Doc, then says she’ll call back later. She tells Cameron that Doc is having surgery as they speak. Cameron says that means he was talking to the real killer – Ryan Chamberlain.

Lulu says, so instead of burning, Ryan held Doc hostage at Ferncliff, took his place, killed three people, and tried to kill her? Chase says, yeah, and Lulu says she was so sure Franco was the one. She flashes back to the stabbing, and sees Ryan’s face replace Franco’s. She says, it was Ryan. When she couldn’t remember, she let him hypnotize her, and he convinced her it was Franco. Chase says, everyone thought he was dead. It was the perfect disguise and alibi. Elizabeth joins them, and tells Chase that she knows where Ryan is.

Ava has a drink, and paces. She sees her dress on the bed, and says, oh God. She puts presses 911 on her phone, but doesn’t hit dial. She says, he’s having a breakdown. Everyone said it happened before. How does she help? Ryan comes in, and says he sees she broke into the mini bar; he could use a drink. She says she took the vodka, and he says, bourbon will do nicely. She asks why Carly is in the trunk of his car. He says, isn’t it obvious? She’s a wedding present for his bride-to-be. Think of her as wrapped up and ready to go.

Sonny needs more convincing, since he’s a skeptical American. Robert thinks they should be on their way. The woman says after she shares her gift, this is the thanks she gets? and holds out her hand. Sonny gives her some money, and she says, really? He gives her more, and she says his destiny awaits him.

Trina says Cameron was just face to face with a serial killer. The upside is, his stepfather isn’t a killer. Cameron says he is, but he killed people before a brain tumor was removed. Trina says if she was related to one of the victims, she would dedicate her life to sending him to prison, but Cameron’s mom believes in forgiveness, and now Franco isn’t going to prison. He has to find a way to get along. Cameron says she knows how to cheer someone up. Trina says he has no right to complain. None of them do. No matter how dysfunctional their families are, they’re healthy. They have their whole lives to see any place they want, but this was Oscar’s last chance to see the Falls and be with Josslyn. It’s happening, and nothing they’re going through comes close. She tells Cameron, get over it. He says she’s harsh. Truthful, but harsh. She says, he can take it. Drew and Kim arrive, and Kim thanks Cameron for taking care of Oscar. Trina wonders if she’ll still be thanking him when she hears about the car.

Kim and Drew go in to see Oscar. He knows he’s in trouble, but they wanted to be together. Josslyn says she loves him, but his parents have to be with him right now. She leaves, and Oscar asks them not to be angry. Drew says they’re not angry; they’re furious. Kim loves him, but that doesn’t mean she’s happy he took off without letting them know. Drew says he had another seizure, and Oscar says, it was really bad.

Elizabeth tells Lulu and Chase that Cameron ran into Ryan. Lulu asks where? and Elizabeth explains that Ryan and Ava were going to Niagara Falls to elope. Ava thinks she’s going to marry Doc. Chase says he’s letting the Niagara Falls PD know, and steps away. Elizabeth tells Lulu that her mom is amazing. She was locked in the basement at Ferncliff, but was completely in control. Lulu should be proud of her. Lulu says she was manipulated by a psychopath. He got in her head, and convinced her that Franco attacked her. She can’t even tell Elizabeth enough that she’s sorry. Elizabeth says, Ryan fooled everyone. Even Lulu’s mother thought he was Doc. Lucy didn’t see it, and neither did Felicia. She thinks the woman he stalked and nearly killed would know. There were a lot of people who knew Doc better than Lulu, but they didn’t know Ryan took his place.

Jason thanks Spinelli. He pulls into The Inn parking lot, and takes out his gun. He tells Laura, stay here.

Ryan apologizes to Ava. He knows finding Carly like that must have upsetting. Ava doesn’t know what he did to get her Carly in there, but knows he did it to help her. He says whatever helps her, helps him, so technically he did it for the both of them. She says whatever impulse he had to do it, she’s glad it can be undone. They don’t need anyone or anything from Port Charles tainting their elopement. They should go ahead with their wedding and honeymoon, and deal with all things Port Charles when they get back. The sooner they get Carly out of the trunk and get her home, the better. She hands him a drink, and he says he wouldn’t worry about Carly. She’s already on her way. Ava asks, where? What has he done?

She asks where Carly is, and Ryan says, five miles east. At least she was the last he saw her. Ava asks if he dropped her off, and he says, in a manner of speaking. Ava asks, was she… in any condition to take care of herself? Ryan says she knows Carly is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. It’s her greatest talent, and one priority. Speaking of priorities, his is marrying her. He guesses he ruined everything. Ava isn’t sure what he means, and he says he saw her wedding ensemble. He’s not supposed to see it before the wedding. Ava says that’s only if he sees her wearing it, but seeing it laid out on the bed is fine. He wants to be on the safe side, and thinks she should wear something else. She says if means that much to him, and he says he’s waited his entire life for her; a woman who accepts, understands, and fulfills him. Now that they found each other, they’ll join their lives and fates. He wants everything to be perfect.

Sonny tells the fortune teller, enjoy the tip. He and Robert leave, and a couple of guys look like they’re going to follow, but the fortune teller gets in their way, delaying them for a moment, and telling one of them his future is dark. Outside, Robert asks what Sonny got. Sonny says, an address.

Cameron asks Josslyn how Oscar is. She says he seems okay; he’s making jokes. Trina says, attitude is important, but Josslyn says, it only goes so far. She’s tried to stay positive and put a smile on Oscar’s face, keep his spirits up. Sometimes they forget or pretend to forget for a little while. Sometimes they pretend it’s normal, but it’s not. He’s not. He’s running out of time, and one day he’s not going to be there for the next trip. He’s going to be gone. Cameron tells her not to get ahead of herself. There are still good days. Trina says, don’t waste time, and Cameron says, stay in the present. Stay with Oscar.

Kim tells Oscar when they get back to Port Charles, they’ll talk to Terry and Griff, and see what’s what. Drew says, in the meantime, they need to get him home. Kim says she’ll talk to the doctor, and see what’s next. They’ll all be together. Drew says they love him, and Oscar says he knows.

Chase tells Lulu that units are being sent to the hotel. She hopes they find Ryan, arrest him, and lock him up for good. She wishes they’d tattoo Ryan on his forehead, so no one will make that mistake again. I second that. Chase says, he had the advantage of hiding in plain sight, but this is a manhunt like no other. Lulu hopes they find him before he hurts someone else.

Carly lies unconscious at the bottom of a snowy hill.

Jason kicks in the hotel room door.

Tomorrow, Maxie asks if Peter ever says no, Robert tells Sonny they’re in the right place, and Jason says Ryan and Ava are headed for Canada.

🔪 On Top Chef, the Quickfire challenge was to incorporate the smelly durian fruit into a dish. I’ve never tasted durian, but it was described as a combination of banana, mango, and garlic chives, and stinking to high heaven. Like that dead skunk in the middle of the road. Soon-to-be father Eric said he hoped what his baby would be putting out wasn’t as smelly. It didn’t sound worth it, but maybe if I tasted it, I’d feel differently. Michelle won an extra hour of cook time with a sweet and savory shrimp dish. For the elimination challenge, the chefs were to incorporate their own heritage with the Chinese/Portugese flavors of Macau. James Beard Award winner Abe Conlon was the guest judge, and he took the contestants out to one of his favorite Macau restaurants, where family members awaited them. They had something called minchee, which I’d love to try. It’s made with minced beef or pork and flavored with molasses and soy sauce, served with a fried egg on top.  After that, they went shopping. Nothing better than an Asian market IMO. Sara had her heart set on matzo balls, and while they didn’t exactly have matzo, they did have some unleavened big ass crackers that she found appropriate. We learned that including soda water is the secret to good matzo balls. Michelle made a seafood dish, Eric prepared an Egusi stew with shrimp and dumplings, and Kelsey did a low country boil with shrimp. The Egusi stew uses ground melon seeds as one of its components, which did not go over that big, since it made the dish gritty. The judges didn’t make it clear whether that was the idea and they just didn’t like it, or he didn’t grind them fine enough. Sara’s big ass cracker matzo ball soup was the big winner. Tom said he wasn’t feeling the Chinese flavor in Michelle’s dish, and she had too much going on. It was her turn to pack up her knives and depart. Gail said it was that extra hour that backfired. Michelle went out disappointed, but proud. She’d gained closure in her personal life, and was more self-aware. She was ready for what the future had in store. Next time, the finale, where the chefs have to cook the four-course meal of their lives.

🎭 I haven’t seen the R. Kelly interview with Gayle King, but I saw clips, and puh-leeze. How dramatic can you get? If I’d been Gayle, I would have wanted to kick him one. Yeah, I wouldn’t be afraid of him either. He’s just a bad actor. The really sad part is, he thinks the public is that stupid. Maybe they are, but I hope not.

💂 I almost fell out of my chair. On Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, it looked like Tracy was going to get the opportunity to represent a property in Dubai. Then, in next week’s preview, we saw her visiting Caroline Stanbury in Dubai. She was a cast member of The Ladies of London, which I loved, but it never returned after the untimely death of one of the ladies. I remember Caroline having a house there. I’m all excited about this, which I know sounds sad.

🌞 Happy Days Are Here Again…

Well, Friday is anyway.

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February 28, 2019 – Why Franco Why, Date Change, Chefs in Macau, New Summer & Lazy Friday

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What I Watched Today

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

 

Now I get why they postponed this episode. Soaps In Depth explained (see below) that it was the possibility of interruption. Normally, I might think that was silly, but this episode was not to be interrupted. It was the best one in ages. I was literally screaming at my TV. On to the episode.

General Hospital

Lulu approaches her office. Maxie joins her, and says she doesn’t have to do this today, but Lulu says she has to go in there. Maxie says she had enough stress facing Franco. Lulu says she thought it would bring back more memories, but if anything, it left her with more questions. She has to go back to where it happened. She can’t shake the feeling that she missed a big part of the murders. Maxie takes her hand, and they go in.

At Charlie’s bar, Ava reads the interview on her phone. Scotty says, not her too. The whole town is buzzing about the interview Lulu did with The Invader. Ava says, they also provided a transcript, and Scotty says, they were thorough. He asks how many times she’s going to read it. She says she’s reading it until it makes sense. She was willing to believe him, but he’s saying his vision was genius. Maybe it was Franco who killed Kiki.

At one of the tables, Cameron reads out loud from the interview. Josslyn tells him, don’t do this to himself. He says he’s just getting to the good part. Oscar takes Cameron’s phone away. Cameron says at least he knows he was right. Franco never cared abut them, and was using them as a cover. Josslyn says she’s sorry. Cameron is glad Lulu did the interview. Now the entire world knows Franco is a killer.

Drew visits Elizabeth, who asks if he shouldn’t be resting. He says it was just minor surgery, and Elizabeth asks if there’s any word on Jordan. He says, no. Her head and spine weren’t injured, but she has internal injuries. Elizabeth says she’s tough; she’ll pull through. Drew doesn’t know how he’ll live with himself if she doesn’t. Elizabeth says he had no control, but he says he was behind the wheel. He’s there because he was hoping to help her. He heard about the interview. He hugs her.

Ryan asks Franco, what’s gotten into him? Between pleading guilty and that spectacle of an interview, his life as he knew it is over. He’s throwing it away on a lie. Franco says, the truth will come out sooner or later, and Ryan asks who the hell does he think he is?

Elizabeth suggests making tea. She tells Drew that The Invader posted a transcript of the interview. Franco sounded like a stranger. She kept waiting for a mistake, the revelation that he pled guilty for a reason. She still believes in him. Drew says he does too. That’s why he brought back the rings. He tells her, relax; he can handle tea. Maybe. Elizabeth says she’s a mess, It didn’t matter who warned her. She wouldn’t listen. Drew says no one blames her. She says it’s not just about her. She hates the attention on her kids. How is she supposed to ask them to keep believing in Franco? How is she supposed to?

Scotty says Ava can’t possibly think Franco killed Kiki. She says, he said he did. He bragged that she was too beautiful not to kill. Scotty doesn’t know why he said it. Ava says he was proud of himself, and how Ryan Chamberlain’s murders paled in comparison. Scotty says, it doesn’t make sense. He adored Kiki. He was there, and saw the agony on Franco’s face. It was not the face of a murderer. She says he fooled them both, and a lot of other people. Scotty says, he didn’t do it. She says, it takes time to process. She’s still in shock, and thought she’d be angrier. Doc is.

Franco tells Ryan that he’d be mad too if someone fooled him that badly. He actually thought he’d healed Franco – the great Doctor Collins. Ryan says he didn’t kill them. He doesn’t have it in him. Franco thinks the victims would disagree. It was sad that he couldn’t finish Lulu. Ryan says Franco eradicated the urge to kill, and Franco says Doc is bitter. He’s supposed to be an expert. Ryan says he doesn’t know the purpose of this charade, but knows Franco didn’t kill them. Franco says he understands. Doc just can’t get it. It’s okay; it’s over his head. Ryan asks why he’s taking credit. Was he that starved for attention? He needed eyes glued on him? Franco wonders why it bothers Doc that he’s wrong. Ryan has never been more certain. He’s Franco’s psychiatrist. He tells Franco that he’s protected by doctor/patient confidentiality. Franco says Doc is saying that now, but he sold him out, and told Franco’s deepest secrets. Ryan says he had no choice. Let him make it up by doing what should have done in the first place. He’ll listen. Franco says, too late. Ryan says he won’t even take notes. It will stay between them. Franco says, that went so well the last time.

Oscar says it will be good to get away from the drama. Cameron says his mom wouldn’t notice if he drove to Florida. Franco pled guilty in court, and she still won’t believe it. Oscar says, she’s probably in denial, and Cameron says, last night, she told his brothers that Franco was innocent, and they believed her. He admitted to playing her. He’s done fighting, and can’t pretend he’s okay with it. He has to get away. Trina comes in, and says, not without her. If they’re doing a road trip, they’re doing it right.

Scotty tells Ava that Doc didn’t do Franco any favors. She says he did his best to treat him. It’s not his fault Franco is beyond help. Scotty says, Doc is a quack with a God complex. Ava says, he’s supportive and wonderful. She doesn’t know what she would have done without him. Scotty wonders when Doc is going to kick her to the curb like Laura. She tells him Doc proposed, and shows him the ring.

Ryan tells Franco it’s his last chance to save himself; don’t waste it. Franco says he knows what he’s doing. Ryan tells him, admit he’s lying. Fess up, or he’ll spend the rest of his life in Pentonville, probably in solitary. Franco says he and Jordan are working together. I yell, noooo!

Maxie asks Lulu if memories are coming back. Lulu says none she wants coming back. Like how she escaped. Franco said he designed it that way, wanting her to bleed out in the elevator, but that doesn’t feel like what happened. Maxie suggests he’s spinning his own mistake. Lulu says she’s never regretted not going to a book launch so much. Maxie says she should be proud. She survived for a reason. Franco was caught. It could have been worse. He could have killed as many as Ryan did. Lulu remembers looking up how many women Ryan killed. Maxie asks, what’s wrong?

Ryan says, the commissioner is in on it? Franco tells him that she said it would work if it was kept just between them, but it won’t work if he lets anyone know. Ryan says if Franco tells him, he’ll leave like nothing happened. He won’t interfere with the plans. Franco says he didn’t even tell Elizabeth. Ryan says, let him shoulder some of the burden. He promises if Franco talks to him, he’ll feel better. Franco says Doc knows he didn’t kill them, and Ryan says of course he does. Why say he did? Franco says, Jordan thinks the killer will take the bait. If he takes credit, the killer will reveal himself. He thinks things are going as planned. He’s taking the credit, and there’s no way the killer wants that. Ryan tells him, go one. What happens when the killer seeks him out. Franco says he has a phone, and shows Ryan. By now, I’m practically hopping out of my chair, yelling, why are you doing this?! Ryan asks if Franco doesn’t feel better, and slips a knife into his hand from his pocket or sleeve or wherever he had it hidden. Franco says if he can get justice for Kiki, it will be worth it. He says, this situation is going to kill him, and Ryan says he can see that. No, it’s going to kill me. Isn’t Franco smarter than this?

Scotty says Ava doesn’t waste time, but she says, why should they? He says she’s only been seeing him a couple of months. She says someone might say she’s jumping the gun, but what does it matter if they’re happy? Life is short. Scotty says, yes; too short to make a blunder. He’s concerned, but she says she doesn’t need it. She’s not denying herself the love and happiness she deserves. She asks Scotty to please put his history with Doc aside. Their relationship has completely changed her life. He’s taught her about real love; genuine and selfless. He’d do anything for her, and her for him. She’s never experienced that. If Scotty is her friend, he’ll feel happy for her, or at least try. He says, nothing in this crazy world is making sense.

Oscar asks Trina what she means by, do it right? She asks where they’re stopping at, where are they eating, and what’s the budget? Cameron never saw her practical side, and she says it’s a gift. She’s amazing with scheduling. It stops problems before they happen. Cameron says she has a point, but all the planning in the world couldn’t stop his mom from marrying Franco.

Elizabeth reads from the interview about how Franco took care with the lighting and juxtaposition. and when he gave Kiki’s eulogy, everyone ate it with a spoon. She was too beautiful not to kill. Drew tells her, stop. None of this makes sense. Franco loved Kiki. He would never hurt her. Why say he did?

Franco – who I would love to gag right now because he won’t stop talking – tells Ryan that Jordan believed if he did the interview, the killer would make a mistake, and she’d be ready and waiting. Ryan says the killer doesn’t strike him as the type to make mistakes. Franco says, he screwed up killing Lulu, but Ryan says, maybe there were extenuating circumstances. Franco says, maybe he’s not too bright. Ryan says, bright enough to evade the police so far. He asks if Franco realizes, if the real killer catches on, it’s likely he’ll kill again, starting with him. Franco says he thought Doc was supposed to make him feel better. Ryan says he’s worried about Franco’s safety. He doesn’t think the plan will work, especially given Jordan’s circumstances. She was in a terrible car accident. Franco asks if she’s all right, and Ryan asks who’s going to answer if the real killer shows up looking to do him in. Franco says it’s all Doc’s fault. What the hell happened? When Lulu went to see him, she didn’t remember anything. When she came to, she was convinced the killer was him. Doc needs to fix it; fix his mistake. Ryan laughs. He says for someone considered so brilliant, Franco is slow on the uptake. Franco is like, huh? and Ryan says he doesn’t make mistakes. He did this perfectly.

Cameron says the point of the trip is to have fun, and see the wonders of nature. It wouldn’t hurt to plan as far as budget goes. They’re about to pool their money, but Josslyn tells them, keep it. The trip is going to be paid for courtesy of the adventure fund.

Scotty tells Ava about all the people he’s lost. Gail was more than a stepmom. He married too young, and she became his mother when his real mother passed away. Ava is sorry for his loss. He says he bets she is. She knows anger makes you lash out, and hopes he calls her to get together soon. She’d like hear about Gail. He asks, why not now? She promises she’ll work on being a better friend, but she needs to check on Doc.

Lulu remembers why she was late. She was confused about the number of Ryan’s victims. Maxie tells her, it says seven online, but Lulu says, something doesn’t sound right. She flashes back to saying the names, and putting one in the Spyder-Finder search engine.

Ryan says Franco doesn’t get it. So disappointing. Franco is worried about him, and tells him to get some rest. He’s calling Jordan. Ryan says he told Franco that she’s unconscious. He says, Franco, and when Franco turns around, Ryan stabs him. Now, I’m nearly crying with frustration.

Elizabeth reads to Drew about Franco saying he pushed his brother down the stairs, but it was a shame he lived. He got better with time. Drew says they know that’s not true. Franco tried to save him. Why lie, when it makes him look guiltier?

Franco says, why? Ryan says, because he can’t let a has-been like Franco take credit for his work. It’s been him all along. Franco says, Kevin? and Ryan says, close. One more try. Franco says, Ryan? and Ryan says, ding-ding-ding! Finally the penny drops. He wanted to reveal it sooner. He’d admired Franco’s work, but when he took out the tumor, his talent went with it. The good news is, at least he’ll die. There’s no shame in being murdered by a master. Franco yells for help. Ryan cuts himself on the palm of his hand, and says he doesn’t recall it hurting as much when Felicia stabbed him. It’s the price we pay to achieve art. He asks if Franco is ready to finish, and inches closer.

Josslyn explains, adventure is a family tradition. Her father told her, mountains are there to be climbed whenever possible. He believes in leaving no trace; let the wild stay wild. He set up a special account for when life takes her unexpected places that you never know if you can visit again. You have to take advantage of what’s in front of you. Oscar asks if her mom knows about the fund, but she says it’s strictly a Jax thing. He set up when her grandmother, Lady Jane died. She grew up in the outback, and you name it, she could do it. She said, with grit and imagination, anything is possible, but money always helps. She doesn’t use the money for anything ordinary, but unexpected opportunities. Cameron asks if Niagara Falls qualifies. Josslyn says her father wants her to choose her own adventures. It’s up to her, and she chooses this one.

Lulu tells Maxie, bits and pieces are coming back. She remembers saying Deborah Jones. Maxie says, take it from her, Jones is a common name. There could be thousands. Lulu says she can narrow it down by finding out if there are any victims of homicide by that name. Maxie wonders if they should take it to the police, but Lulu says not until they have more than a name. Maxie says, Lulu was traumatized. Maybe it’s random. Lulu says she’s almost positive it’s connected to her research on Ryan.

Elizabeth tells Drew maybe Franco thought it made the interview more interesting, but he says, what if he was sending a message. Elizabeth says, how so? He says, besides Doc, they’re the only ones who know about the abuse Franco suffered as a child. Elizabeth says, and they know he’s lying. Drew says, maybe he was trying to tell them something. He doesn’t know what yet, but feels they need to trust him.

Franco tries to inch away from Ryan. Ryan says, Jordan’s plan was a fool’s plan. Look where it led him. Franco says he doesn’t want do this, but Ryan says he does, and thanks him for making it easy. Surprising us all, Nurse Kay walks in. Ryan says, thank God, and Franco tells her Doc stabbed him. Ryan says, it was in self-defense. Run and get help! She jets, and Franco yells, he’s not Dr. Collins! When Ryan turns back to the room, somehow Franco has gotten himself up. He punches Ryan, gets the knife, and locks him in. Franco stumbles down the hall, and Ryan yells that he doesn’t  make mistakes.

Josslyn says, now that they’re in agreement that the trip is covered, are they in? They are. Oscar thanks Cameron for driving. Cameron is glad to, especially since he’s not paying for gas. Josslyn tells them she brought extra jackets and supplies. Oscar doesn’t know if they’ll make it in time for Cameron’s curfew, but Cameron doesn’t care if he ever makes it back home.

Ava goes to Doc’s office, but his assistant hasn’t heard from him in a while, and he has no patients on his schedule.

Lulu tells Maxie that Deborah Jones was a homicide victim in Texas at the time Ryan was living there. She was stabbed, and the murder was never solved; it’s a cold case. Maxie says, creepy. Lulu goes over the known list of Ryan’s victims. Maxie says, there are seven, but Lulu says if she adds Deborah and Suzanne Smith, there are nine. She remembers saying Suzanne’s name, but she can’t remember who she was talking to. Her mom said there were nine. She saw nine on a list in Doc’s office. Maxie suggests calling Laura, but Lulu says she’s been trying all afternoon, and gotten voicemail. Maxie wonders how Doc would know the names. Lulu says, when the police don’t. Something is very wrong.

Drew asks Elizabeth if she thinks Franco is protecting someone. Elizabeth says, by throwing his life away? He asks if she still thinks he’s innocent, and she says, doesn’t he? He says, yeah, but she has more of a stake in it. She says she still has faith regardless of the interview. So does Drew. He says it’s going to be okay. It’s got to be. He tells her if she needs anything, he’ll be right over. He leaves, and she takes the rings out of her pocket.

Kay comes back and asks, where’s Franco? Ryan says Franco attacked him again, and took off. Secure all the exits. They can’t let him get away.

Alarms go off, and Franco runs as best he can. He leans against a wall, and dials the phone. He leaves a message telling Jordan her plan worked. The killer is Ryan Chamberlain. He keeps moving, and goes out another door. I’m thinking he’s going to end up in the basement.

Crap, this was too much for me. lol

Tomorrow, Anna and Robert tell Peter that they need to talk about his lies, Felicia says there are no coincidences where Ryan is concerned, and Jason tells Carly finding out isn’t worth putting her and her baby at risk.

🚦Why They Skipped a Day…

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-preempted-february-27-169804

🔪 This week on Top Chef, the contestants traveled to Chinese territory, Macau, where Graham Elliot has a restaurant. The first order of business – besides checking into the glamorous hotel – was a tour of the Red Market, which carries probably everything your heart could desire and more. Seeing the markets is always a highlight of these shows for me. Graham picked up several kinds of fresh fish – and by fresh, I mean it was moving two seconds before he bought it – to be used in the Quickfire challenge. The chefs were to create a dish inspired by the market. They had 45 minutes, and the equivalent of $25 to do it. Michelle, who was back from Last Chance Kitchen, was the winner with cuttlefish.

The elimination challenge saw the chefs catering a Chinese New Year party at the Macau MGM Hotel for two hundred people. Each chef chose a sous chef (also a former contestant), who came with a tray of ingredients representing a new year wish, such as prosperity and longevity, that were a requirement for the dish they would help with. The chefs did get a bit of respite, sitting down for a fancy dinner at Graham’s restaurant before the big day. Sara tried to make some grits option using cauliflower which got a huge no from Tom, since cauliflower does not grits make. I knew exactly what he meant, since cauliflower rice ain’t rice either. Kelsey won, and Adrian packed her knives, because her dish was predictable and lacked flavor. She went for the one perfect bite, but I guess it wasn’t. And at this point, no Last Chance Kitchen for you. She said there wasn’t much she regretted, but she wasn’t sure where she was headed after this. Next time, some stinky, spiky fruit.

⛵ Summer House will return on Monday, March 4th at 10 pm. Oh yay. (That was sarcasm.)

🎶 Because It Never Gets Old…

Okay, it got old a while ago, but I’m tired and lazy right now, and it’s not that awful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 22, 2019 – Anna Makes the Connection, Packed, Sonny’s Trio, a Roach by Any Other Name, OctQuotes Plus One & the Best Medicine

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sonny asks if Robert plans on leaving his son out in the cold. Robert says he’s not leaving him behind, and Sonny asks if he got the okay to bring Dante home.

Sam tells Jason that she’s meeting Shiloh at the MetroCourt. Jason asks if Shiloh gave any indication where they were going. She says, no, and Jason says Shiloh is testing her. She thinks it’s good if she goes no questions asked, so he’ll trust her. She knows Jason hates it, but she has to make sure Shiloh doesn’t think she’s playing him.

Curtis talks to TJ on the phone, wanting to get together, but TJ is busy. Drew joins him, and says if TJ thinks he’s busy now, wait until he’s chief of staff. Curtis says he was hoping to have coffee with TJ, since he was dropping Lulu off. Drew asks how she’s doing, and Curtis says, physically, she’s fine, but the arraignment got the better of her. Drew says, she’s not the only one.

Elizabeth sits in her car. Terry knocks on the window, and Elizabeth nearly has a heart attack. Terry says she didn’t mean to scare her; she should have known better. She asks if everything is okay, but Elizabeth says, no; far from it.

Jordan is going to talk Franco through it one more time. He’ll choose one lucky reporter, and give a no holds barred interview; telling them all the gory details. The performance of a lifetime. He’s going to hit the killer in the one place he’s vulnerable – his ego. He’ll have to reveal himself. Franco says so he’s going to turn the tables; manipulate the manipulator. She says, it’s the most effective tactic. Franco says, there’s only one problem. He’s not doing it.

Ryan and Ava go to the MetroCourt. He tells Carly that he wants to order the best champagne. Ava says they’re celebrating a major event. They’re getting married. Carly asks how his wife feels about that.

Laura yells for help. Doc tells her to rest; she’s been at it for hours. She says she looked everywhere, but can’t find another exit. Their best hope is someone hearing. Doc says if anyone could hear, they’d have been there by now. He thinks they should take a step back and regroup. Besides, he missed her. She says, that’s the silver lining in this very, very dark cloud. They might be in the basement at Ferncliff held captive by a madman, but they’re together.

Finn asks if Cabot is confirming Anna was a test subject. Anna says, it never happened. Cabot says she doesn’t remember participating in the study, because she wasn’t supposed to.

Jason tells Sam that he has both of their phones set up. He can track her even if he can’t see her, but he’ll have to keep his distance. Sam says she can handle herself. Shiloh may just want to get her alone to brainwash her with DOD propaganda. Jason says, that’s what he’s worried about. She doesn’t know what she’s walking into. He tells her, keep her eyes open, and if something goes wrong, he has her back.

Cabot tells Anna that she was drugged and abducted; a necessary evil to further the cause of science. She says, he’s lying, but he asks if there aren’t stretches of time she’s missing. How else can she explain her exposure to the virus? She had no adverse reaction at the time. The virus remained dormant for years, and began to manifest, causing blindness. Anna lunges for him, but Finn takes her out in the hallway. She says she needs answers, but Finn suggests she take a minute to calm down before she strangles Cabot. She wants to smash his face. Finn says they need him to keep talking first. They need more information to confirm what they suspected about her being infected with the virus. She asks what that really tells them. It doesn’t explain Doc. He wasn’t a part of the study. His brother has been dead for twenty-five years.

Carly tells Ryan, last she heard, he was still married to Laura. Ava says she knows how to spoil a celebration, and Carly tells her there are other restaurants. Ryan says he and Laura are getting divorced. She’ll find it beneficial as well. She asks, in what universe? He says he can help with any co-parenting issues, and Avery will have one more stable person in her life. Carly says he helped her in Ferncliff, but he’s anything but stable right now. She tells them the restaurant reserves the right to refuse service, so mind their manners. When she’s gone, Ava tells Ryan he might have kicked a hornet’s nest, and Carly could cause trouble for them. He says he could just kill them.

Terry tells Elizabeth that she knows she’s been AWOL. She didn’t mean be a bad friend. Elizabeth says Oscar needed her, but Terry says she could have still found time to be a friend. When Franco was arraigned, Elizabeth was confident there had been a mistake, and he’d be exonerated. She was so sure it would work out. Elizabeth says, all that changed today. She was hoping to pull it together before her shift. Terry asks, what happened? and Elizabeth says, Franco pled guilty. He’s not guilty; that much she knows. Something else is going on.

Franco say pleading guilty in front of Elizabeth without being able to explain was horrible. Now Jordan wants him to spread the lie over the entire world. She asks what he thought the plan was? That he’d just be evaluated and it would work out? He says she wanted time to catch the killer, and he’s given it to her. She says, the killer’s ego will betray him. Franco needs to get under his skin, so the killer confronts him. Franco asks how she knows he’s not going to just get killed.

Sonny tells Robert that Dante did the WSB a favor, tracking Rog. Now they’re going to leave him? Robert says, it’s dangerous. They just can’t risk violating borders. He won’t stop until Dante is back, but he needs time. He also doesn’t need Sonny making waves. He could alert the hostiles to Dante’s whereabouts. Sonny understands, and Robert says he’ll be in touch. Robert leaves, and Sonny calls Brick, saying he needs Brick’s help.

Ava asks where Ryan has been hiding his delicious wit, and he says she brings out the best in him. She plans to do that for the rest of their lives, but says Carly had a point. They can’t move forward yet. Maybe they’re getting ahead of themselves with the celebration. He says why put their happiness on hold? and tells her to order whatever she wants, as long as it’s the best. He’ll be right back. He has to wrap up a few loose ends.

Doc tells Laura that he’s so sorry. She says it’s not his fault. He says he should have known better. He should have thought it through, and taken precautions. She says Doc was shocked that Ryan was still alive. That’s why Ryan got the jump on him.

Curtis says it must have sucked, hearing that Franco pled guilty, but Drew says he can’t shake the feeling that it’s a maneuver, and Franco has an agenda; an ulterior motive. Or maybe he’s kidding himself. Curtis says, no, he’s not. There’s more going on than Drew realizes.

Jordan tells Franco it’s a secure facility. If anyone gets in who’s unauthorized, they’ll know. He says what if it’s someone who’s authorized? Jordan gives him a burner phone, telling him to hide it. It’s only to be used as a last resort. He takes the phone, and starts dialing. She asks what he’s doing, and he says what he should have from done from the start. Tell Elizabeth the truth.

Elizabeth tells Terry that she knows Franco is innocent. There has to be another reason. Terry says, okay, and Elizabeth says Terry thinks she’s crazy. Terry says, the truth is, she doesn’t know him well, so she doesn’t share what Elizabeth has, but she has faith in Elizabeth. If she believes there’s more to the story, she trusts her. Elizabeth thanks her, and says, if Franco doesn’t trust her, she’s not sure they stand a chance.

Shiloh meets Sam at the MetroCourt, and introduces him to Carly. She’s heard about the good work he’s doing in the community; her daughter helped with the coat drive. He says she’s Kristina’s stepmom, and she says Kristina is very important to her. Sam says they should get going; it’s getting late. Outside, she says he still hasn’t told where they’re going. He says that’s because it’s a surprise. She says that’s great and all, but she has children. They’re at their grandmother’s, and she thinks it’s a good idea to let them know where she is. He tells her, placing trust in others helps us trust ourselves, which doesn’t really address what she said, but okay. He says when she sees what he has to show her, all of her doubts will disappear.

Robert joins Anna and Finn. He thinks Doc was used in the experiment, but doesn’t know if he remembers. Anna says it’s possible it took place when Ryan was still alive. Robert says good thing they have access to someone who can give them all the answers. They go into Cabot’s room, and he asks if they’ve calmed down. Anna says they have other questions, and Robert says there’s no immunity deal for him, and it will go a long way in reducing his sentence if he’s cooperative. Cabot asks what they want to know. Anna says his superiors wouldn’t sign off on a study like that unless it had a purpose. What was the objective? Cabot says to transfer the memories from one person to another.

Elizabeth tells Terry that she put all her faith in Franco. When he was considered a suspect, her trust never wavered. So much so, she married him last night at the police station. She wasn’t letting the world tell her what kind of man he is. Terry asks if her invitation got lost in the mail; no present for her. Elizabeth is sorry; she’s a mess. She thought if she cried it out, she’d feel better, but it’s not helping. Terry says Elizabeth doesn’t want to cry. She wants to scream.

Jordan tells Franco, stop. Franco says if they’re putting it out there that he’s the real killer, Elizabeth will be vulnerable. The phone makes a beeping sound, and Jordan says he’s blocked from making calls not to her. She knows it’s tough, but promises the less Elizabeth knows, the safer she’ll be.

Doc tells Laura, it’s ironic. He spent months having conversations with her; what he’d say, how he’d say it, if he had the chance. Now here she is, warm and real, and by his side, and he can’t find the words. She says, don’t try so hard. Just say how he feels. Ryan let’s himself in, and asks how the big reunion is going. Isn’t Laura a sight for sore eyes? Oops. He guesses not. Doc says it’s not like him. Whenever he visits, he risks being seen. Why take the chance? Unless his elaborate charade is beginning to unravel. Laura says Doc may be right. Ryan looks hairy, flustered, nervous. Ryan says he’s totally committed to his course of action. He came finish what he started. He takes out a knife.

Sam and Shiloh enter what looks like a lighthouse. Shiloh says, we’re here, and Sam asks, where is here? I don’t catch the name, but it’s some lake. Sam says she’s never heard of it, and he says it’s in a corner of Lake Ontario. He says the tower used to be taken care of by the harbor master, but it’s been vacant for a long time. I wonder why it looks like someone lives there. There are even coats hanging by the door. Shiloh says when he left Afghanistan, he was looking for a way to change his life, but had no idea how. He wandered aimlessly, and found the tower. He’d never heard of it, and never been there. Call it fate. She asks why he thinks he was led there, and he holds out his hand. She hesitates, but takes it, and they go up the stairs. Jason comes in, and follows, but stays way behind.

Terry tells Elizabeth crying hasn’t worked because she’s not sad. Elizabeth says Franco just pled guilty to multiple murders. Terry says she can feel sorry, but she must be furious that he was keeping her in the dark too. She’s angry, and needs to feel it. Let it out, so she can get on with her day. If she needs to scream, go ahead. It’s just her. Feel the anger, and scream at everyone who let her down or underestimated her. Let it out. Elizabeth lets loose with a scream. Terry says, better? and Elizabeth laughs, saying, a little, yeah. Terry asks if there’s more in her, and she says, yeah.

Jordan tells Franco that she’s moving in a detective she can trust, but until then, he has to do his part. She says he has to call his lawyer on the Ferncliff landline, and have him set up the interview. He says, convince him this is another good plan, but she says she’s late to dinner with her son. She’s about to leave, and her phone rings. Franco says he had to be sure it worked.

Drew asks Curtis if Jordan told him something. Curtis says she’s holding her cards close. Let’s just say his hunch is that Drew’s hunch is correct. He can’t see the big picture, just pieces. It’s not much, but it’s something.

Laura tells Ryan not to get any closer, and tells Doc, he has a knife. Ryan says, not quite, but it will do the trick. Doc stands in front of Laura, and says Ryan will have to go through him first. Ryan says Doc is jumpy. He’s not there to take their lives, as satisfying as it sounds. He needs something first. Laura says he has an envelope, and Ryan says, which he’s using his letter opener to open. It’s his signed duplicate of their divorce papers; her divorce papers. His lawyer wanted him to mail them, but he knew she wouldn’t be at home. So if she doesn’t mind… He holds them out, but she slaps them out of his hand, and says, go to hell. He says, it’s tempting, but there’s someplace else he’d rather be. Laura says he wants to sever ties with her so he can marry Ava, but she’s not helping him hurt Ava more than he has already. He thinks she should review this. He’s armed, stronger than them, and can see. It can play out to its long, bloody conclusion, or she can cooperate. What’s it going to be?

Sonny sees Ava sipping champagne, and asks Carly what she’s doing there. Carly says, celebrating her engagement to Doc. He asks if she’s stressed, but she says, not one bit. She asks where he went, and he says he met with Robert. It wasn’t good news. The WSB can’t go after Dante without a diplomatic incident. She says, so he’s planning on going?

Ryan says he could just kill them, and Doc tells him to stay the hell away from Laura, stepping in front of her. Ryan asks where his calm, shrinky demeanor is. Ryan tells Laura to get behind Doc, so he can mortally wound him, and leave him bleed out, while he ends her life. She says she’ll sign. He thought she might. She signs the top paper, and he says she forgot the yellow stickies. She signs the other pages, which I might add are LOUD papers. Ryan takes the papers, holds out his hand for the pen, and I laugh. He leaves, and Laura tells Doc, he’s gone. They hug.

Cabot says, the study produced a painless, efficient way to extract information. There was no need for torture or coercion. They could just transfer the memories to someone else. Anna and her sister were in the first trial. Anna asks if he’s trying to say her memories were extracted and given to Alex. Cabot says, it’s the other way around. Finn says the study must have been a bust. Anna doesn’t have Alex’s memories. He failed. Anna says, no, he didn’t.

Shiloh tells Sam no one lives there, but it’s far from empty. She understands this place is special to him, but what happened here? She does something with her phone. Jason is coming up the stairs, and can hear what they’re saying. Shiloh says he came looking for a purpose. He was drawn to the shore. Standing there, looking at the vast expanse of water in the moonlight, he saw what he thought would be his shelter. He came in and found this room. He curled up on the floor, and fell asleep. He was cold and alone, but a few hours later, he was awakened by a brilliant light, a powerful light. The break of dawn was the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. Sam says, Dawn of Day, and he says, precisely. His moment of clarity. Right then, he knew his calling was to bring light to as many people as he could. Sam says it’s a beautiful story, but she doesn’t know why he couldn’t tell her in Port Charles. He says she has to experience it personally. It’s very intimate. When she sees the dawn break, she’ll know her path. Is he going to slip her drugs? Because yeah, it’s nice story, and I’m sure a gorgeous daybreak, but does he really think he can get over on a serious con artist with a sunrise?

Sonny tells Carly that he talked to Brick. He can get across the border. Carly says Brick can get Sonny in, but can Brick get him out in one piece? Sonny says, Brick is a professional. He doesn’t want to leave her, and won’t be gone long. She tells him, go. Bring Dante home to meet his new brother or sister.

Elizabeth thanks Terry for forcing her to get that out. She thinks she can handle going work now. She gets out of the car. Terry offers to cover for her, make a show of how sick she is, like in high school. Remember the excuses she used to write? Elizabeth says, thanks, but no. She actually needs work. Terry says she’s still a night owl. If Elizabeth’s shift ends, and she needs a friend to talk, have a drink with, or scream, she’s there. They hug. I’d love to see more of Terry. She’s a very charming character.

Franco tells Scotty that he needs to ask a favor. Get in touch with someone from The Invader for him. He thinks it’s time to tell the world his side of the story.

Ryan returns to the MetroCourt. He hands Ava the papers, saying he had a hunch, and went back to his office. Those were waiting for him. Laura signed. He guesses she decided to put their marriage to bed. He toasts to them, saying, nothing can stand in their way now. They clink glasses.

Laura says Doc must be disappointed in her, but he says, no. He’s glad she did it. Nothing would delight Ryan more than to take the person he loves the most away, knowing he’s powerless to stop it. Laura asks if that’s what it was like living with Ryan; if he destroyed everything Doc created. He says no part of his life was safe. He’s sorry for everything she’s been through with him. Laura says their marriage is off, and it leaves Ryan free to do God knows what to Ava. It never occurred to her. Everyone thought he was dead twenty-five years ago. Doc says, it doesn’t matter. They’re together, and if they get out of this, he’ll marry her all over again. They kiss.

Sam says, sunrise is hours away, and Shiloh says it’s not like she has someone to go home to. Spend the night with him. She’ll see. Jason takes out his gun.

Drew calls Elizabeth, leaving a message. He says they need to talk about Franco. He gets in his car, and backs out of the spot.

Finn says, Anna has Alex’s memories? She says the memories weren’t transferred to her, but Andre took the study to use as a basis for his procedure. He built on the work already done. This means there are two other unwilling participants in the study.

Drew gets a headache while he’s driving out of the garage. His vision becomes blurry.

Jason’s vision becomes blurry, and he tumbles down the stairs. Sam hears, and runs out. She sees Jason at the bottom of the stairs, and runs down to him. She asks if he can hear her.

Walking through the parking garage, Jordan calls Chase.

Drew passes out, and his car hits Jordan.

On Monday, Curtis asks Stella what’s going on, Maxie tells Peter the results are in, and Valentin asks Peter for a favor.

🔪 For the record, last night, Justin packed his knives and went on Top Chef.

🎸 Sweet Team…

Once again Maurice Benard proves that he’s not just that kind of family man.

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🍸 Oh, Michael Rappaport…

It’s that cock-a-roach Kim D.

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📞 Quotes of the Week

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself. The other for helping others. – Maya Angelou

More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision. – Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco), The Sopranos

Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. – Unknown

They’re both like human emojis. – commentator Cara Connors, Dating: No Filter

We are all born mad. Some remain so. – Samuel Beckett

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Roughly speaking, losses hurt about twice as much as gains make you feel good. – Richard H. Thaler

If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.Corrie ten Boom

What I did or said should never be more important than why I did it or said it. – Andrea Kelly

😵 There’s a Tszuj in My Head…

But not the decorating kind. Whatever this virus is, avoid it. Hopefully, by the time the dead walk again, I’ll be feeling more myself.

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February 14, 2019 – A Jailhouse Wedding, Rumble in the Chef Jungle, Quotes of Love & a Valentine

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Sam brought Jason something. Danny made him a card. She tells him the scribble is from Scout. He loves it. She loves him. She hates that they’ll be separated on Valentine’s Day, but says she knows it counts least as a holiday. He agrees that he’s not a huge Valentine’s Day celebrating person, but he’s looking forward to celebrating with her. She asks if she can get that in writing. He says she knows he loves being with her. She has to go to the party, then she’s picking up the kids up, but she doesn’t have to leave now. They kiss.

Shiloh tells Kristina, job well done. She must be proud. She says she can’t take credit; she had help. He asks if she has any idea when her sister is arriving.

Franco is thrilled to see Elizabeth, but says she shouldn’t be there. She has a family to look after. She says one member of her family is at the police station. He’s part of her family, and she wonders when that is going to sink in. He says there’s nothing she can do for him. She says, maybe not, but there’s something she can do for them. They’ve been putting it off for too long. She wants to marry him. He says he wants to marry her too. She says, let’s do it. Right here right now.

At the MetroCourt, Ned and Olivia wish each other a happy Valentine’s Day. Ned says this time they got it right. Olivia agrees they haven’t had the best luck with that, but Ned says, this year, it’s going to change. He slides a keycard over to her. He says, not just any room; 610. He asks her to let him set the scene. Her, drunk as a skunk, about to adopt every dog in the animal shelter. That’s the night he fell in love with her, and he’s been falling ever since. They kiss. I have no idea what he’s talking about, so I must have missed that episode.

In bed, Carly tells Sonny, making love in the middle of the afternoon is a luxury. Sonny says, Valentine’s Day is just getting started. She says she thought they agreed not to exchange any gifts, but he says he loves to surprise her.

Robert tells Cabot, come on. He knows there are certain aspects of his research he never intended to be made public. Cabot asks why he should tell them, and Anna says, if he doesn’t answer their questions, he won’t get his sight back. He knows that voice. Alex Devane. Anna says, yes; it’s me.

Sonny tells Carly, it’s been a hard year; everything with his father. He leaned on her. She says they’re a team, but he says he couldn’t have done it without her. He needs her. Always. He doesn’t say it enough. He loves her and appreciates her, and there’s no one he’d rather walk this crazy world with. She says, funny he should say that. He tells her that he made reservations for dinner, and they have to get going. He got the best table, and doesn’t want to lose it. It will be a night to remember. She laughs, and when he’s out of earshot, she says, you could say that again.

Kristina says she’s sure Sam will show up soon, and Shiloh tells her to let him know. Valerie walks in, and Kristina say she didn’t know Valerie was coming. Valerie says Kristina did invite her. Along with everyone else on her MyFace page, but it was an invite. Kristina thought Valerie had been avoiding her, but Valerie says it’s totally forgotten. She’s sorry she overreacted. She was caught off guard, and didn’t handle it gracefully. Kristina says, and she did? Valerie wants to be friends again, if that’s cool. Kristina says, absolutely. Shiloh wonders where Sam is.

Spinelli arrives at Jason’s place. He hopes he’s not interrupting. Is he? Sam says, it’s okay. She was just leaving. She’s going to the Dawn of Day party. Spinelli implores her, proceed with caution. From what he’s uncovered, Shiloh is quite dangerous. He’ll fill Jason in. Sam says she’ll see Jason tomorrow. Jason tells her, be safe. When she’s gone, Jason asks Spinelli, how dangerous is he? Spinelli says, murderously so

Cabot asks, is it Alex Devane or Alex Merrick now? It’s been far too long Anna says, it has. Because of a bounty on her head, she couldn’t make herself known sooner. He asks, why now? and she says she needs to know about the project they worked on together. He says, wait. She’s not Alex. She’s the other one.

Franco says Elizabeth is joking. He asks if she realizes it’s just the two of them, and she says she realizes they keep putting it off because life gets in the way, and she’s done. It’s time they get in life’s way. He says, no. She can’t marry an accused killer behind bars. It’s not the wedding of her dreams, or what she deserves. She says all she needs is him. What does he say? Will he marry her?

Spinelli tells Jason, the story Shiloh spun is that his father was a ruined man after Sam wiped out his finances. It’s a compelling story, but far from complete. After Sam fled, Shiloh’s father registered a patent, and there was a bidding war over the rights. He was on his way to another fortune. Jason asks, what stopped him? and Spinelli says, his death. The brakes failed on his car. It was a freakish accident, considering it was a brand new high end vehicle. Jason asks if Spinelli thinks the brakes were tampered with, but Spinelli says, that’s unclear. He needs to do more digging. Jason says, do that. Start with what happened to the patent.

Shiloh is glad Sam made it. Kristina watches them, and Valerie asks if she’s okay. Does she need to talk? Kristina says if anyone should apologize, it should be her for getting the wrong idea. She’s been talking about it in group sessions. She tells Valerie, this place is amazing. They listen without judgement. She used to beat herself up over mistakes, but the truth is, there are no mistakes. Shiloh taught her, every choice, right or wrong, lays a brick in the path we walk. Every choice leads you to the now. Knowing that is the first step to self-acceptance. Valerie says, it sounds nice.

Shiloh hands Sam his book, and says, a gift. She says she already read it; cover to cover. He says, and…? She says she couldn’t help notice there was something missing – him.

At the MetroCourt, Sonny says he wanted to take Carly someplace else, but it is the best food in town. Is she okay with it? She says she’s okay with anywhere, as long as she’s with him. He tells the waitress that he ordered champagne, and she leaves to get it. He slides an envelope over to Carly. He asks if she remembers when they got married, they made a list of places they wanted to go. She says they’ve gone to almost all of them. He says, except one. Azores. Carly thought it was too difficult to get too, but Sonny was convinced otherwise. He says they’re leaving in three weeks. She seems hesitant, and he asks if she doesn’t want to go. She says she doesn’t know if she’s able to. He asks, why?

Anna says Cabot is mistaken, but he says, don’t bother denying it. He knows her sister quite well. Let him guess. That isn’t a medical colleague either. Robert says, Robert Scorpio, WSB. Anna says, who they are doesn’t change a damn thing. If he wants his sight back, he’ll have to answer questions, or her friend won’t treat him. Cabot says they’ve already overplayed their hand. He appreciates the attempt to trade on his familiarity with Dr. Merrick, but it’s apparent this is part of a WSB investigation. If they want his cooperation, they have to treat him first.

Sam noticed there’s not much in the book about Shiloh’s family. She knows about them, but doesn’t know anything about him. They sit. She remembers he told her that he never wanted to settle down, and his followers are his family, but is that entirely true? There had to be someone he was serious about at some point. Shiloh says his father’s personal experience left him closed off to sharing his life with another person. Sam says he means his father’s experience with her.

Sonny asks if Carly has too much work. She says they have a lot going on in general. There’s been a lot of turmoil in the past year; too much. She thinks life is like childbirth. Problems cause agony when you’re going through them, but when you get to the other side, the pain fades, and you’re left with the good. They’ve had trying times in the past year, but also beautiful moments she’s grateful for. Sonny says he’s grateful for her. She made him see it was important to spend time with his dad. She saw that, knew that, and helped him wrap his mind around it. Carly says she sounds amazing. Sonny says she’s not just an amazing mother, but an amazing wife. She’s his friend, and she loves him, period. it means a lot to him. Carly asks if he’s trying to make her cry. He says, no. he’s trying to get her to give him a kiss. She says she loves him.

Sam wonders how could Shiloh put himself out there, when he’s been so burned? He supposes it makes sense, but that’s not the only reason. He realized in order to find happiness, he had to find peace within himself. Sam says that resonates with her. He asks when she’s going to stop running, and find peace within herself?

Franco tells Elizabeth that his heart is so filled with her. He won’t marry her there. She asks, why not? and he says because he’s in jail, and no one is there to marry them. Unless Cliff is ordained. He calls over to the guard, and asks if he’s ordained. Cliff laughs, and Franco says he thinks that’s a no. Elizabeth says she thought about that recruited a person for the job. Drew comes in, saying, I heard you crazy kids want to get married.

Elizabeth thanks Drew for coming. Drew says she approached him last night, and she says she thought someone important to them both should do the honors. Franco asks if he’s ordained, and Drew says, it’s so easy, it’s frightening. Franco says they have no witness. He calls to Cliff, who asks, what now? Franco asks if it isn’t his job to keep eye on them. By definition, he thinks makes Cliff a witness. He tells Elizabeth that it’s insane. She knows, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

Valerie tells Kristina, now that they’re not avoiding each other, they can hang out again. Kristina says there are some great introductory seminars that she thinks would be perfect for Valerie. She’ll get a brochure.

Shiloh puts hands on each side of Sam’s face, and tells her, close her eyes. He says they get so sidetracked on their path, their thoughts become robots. They worry about the past, which is behind us, and the future is just imagination. What’s important is the present; the here and now. He asks, when is she? and Sam says, now. Kristina watches Shiloh touching Sam’s face.

Spinelli tells Jason, the plan is for him and Sam to focus on Hank/Shiloh, and he’ll focus on the father, and whatever fate befell him. Jason is sorry Spinelli isn’t with Ellie on Valentine’s Day, but Spinelli says he took the precaution of booking a flight home. Jason tells him, have fun, and tell Ellie that they said hi. Spinelli missed the sound of we. Jason says, the patent first, and Spinelli says he’ll call. Jason thanks him, and Spinelli spontaneously hugs him.

Kristina tells Sam and Shiloh, sorry to interrupt. Sam tells her to stay, but she says she has to go back to the event. She goes back to Valerie, wanting to show her the brochure, but Valerie has to get going. She has an early shift. She thanks Kristina, and says, it was fun. Call her. It’s great that she wants to spend time together. They hug. Valerie leaves, and Kristina looks panicked.

Sam gets up, and Shiloh asks if she’s leaving. Sam thinks it’s a good idea. It’s Kristina’s place; her home. She doesn’t want Kristina to think she’s stepping on her thing. Shiloh says, if Kristina thinks that, she’s not observing their tenets. She tells him, she’s trying to be sensitive; that’s all. He understands, and asks if she’ll come again. She says, yes, of course. She’ll see him around. He looks over at Kristina.

Outside, Sam calls Jason. She says she’s on her way out to pick up the kids. He asks how it went, and she says, good. He asks if she talked to Shiloh, and she says, it was pretty creepy. It’s so weird how he gets people to do things for him, and think it’s their idea. He asks about Kristina, and Sam says, she was pretty possessive. She thinks Kristina has a thing for Shiloh. Jason says, they’ll figure it out, and she tells him that she’ll see him tomorrow. He tells her, happy Valentine’s Day, and she asks if it killed him to say that. He says, no; he loves her. She says she loves him too.

Shiloh tells Kristina that her sister knows a lot about him. Kristina noticed they spent a lot of time together, and admits it bothers her. She doesn’t think she’s as enlightened as she ought to be, but he tells her not to be too hard on herself. He asks what level she’s at, and she says she’s only done the introductory course. He says the kind of enlightenment he’s talking about isn’t touched on until later. She says she doesn’t have the money for those courses. He says if she needed surgery, she’d find the money. Perhaps she should think about paying the same attention and importance to her soul. It’s something to think about. Can you say Scientology?

Finn tells Cabot, the terms are non-negotiable. Cabot says everything is negotiable. It’s not just hi vision on the line. If he answers their questions, he’ll be betraying people who could retaliate by killing him. If they want him to risk death, the operation comes first. Anna says, fine. Finn will neutralize the virus, and then talk. Cabot says, deal. Robert says he’ll make the arrangements. Cabot says he likes Anna

The news breaks in. Then when they come back, it’s to a commercial. Thanks, ABC.

Anna tells Cabot the feeling isn’t mutual. He says she has the same tenacity as her sister. How is she? She doesn’t know; they’re not in contact. He supposes he’s not surprised. They were always like oil and water. Robert comes back, saying the travel arrangements are made. They’re staying in a hotel tonight, and flying to Port Charles in the morning. Cabot says, fantastic. Anna thanks Robert, and he says, don’t mention it. He means it. He had to violate twelve protocols to move this bastard. He says, ready, doc? and wheels him out. Finn asks if Anna is okay. She says, something he said… It’s probably nothing. He tells her, happy Valentine’s Day, but she says they probably missed it. He says it’s a Swedish clock, but he’s still on Port Charles time. He kisses her.

Franco asks, what about rings? but Drew says Elizabeth thought about that, and shows him the wedding rings. Franco is impressed. He thinks Drew has a bright future as a wedding planner. Franco says Drew doesn’t have to do this, but it means a lot. Drew says he’s connected to Elizabeth through the boys, and they’ve been through some stuff. He thinks of Franco as a brother. One he’d like to choke half the time, nonetheless. He asks Franco to do him a favor. Treat Elizabeth right. She’s one of the good ones. Franco knows. Elizabeth comes back, and they join hands.

There’s a music part. Olivia and Ned get busy. Why are they even in this episode? Carly and Sonny kiss. Sam goes to Jason’s place, and let’s herself in. He asks, what about the kids? She says Monica wanted to take them somewhere, and it was hard to say no. They get busy.

Elizabeth says she didn’t know what expect when Franco came into her life. She never guessed he’d teach her the most important lesson she’d ever learn. Love is completely, unabashedly, insane, and the craziest thing of all is, that’s what makes it so beautiful. She’s forever grateful, and she’ll love, honor, and cherish him until death they do part. Drew says it’s Franco’s turn. Franco says, this is all he’s got. He loves her, and hopes it’s enough. He’s totally down for more loving, cherishing, and honoring. He loves her. He says, Elizabeth Imogene Webber, till death do they part. Drew tells him, well said, and asks if Elizabeth takes Franco as her husband. She does.

Drew asks if Franco takes Elizabeth to be his wife. He does. Drew says, by the power vested in him by the internet, he pronounces them husband and wife. They kiss through the bars.

Jason and Sam bask in the afterglow. She asks where he got the flowers, and he says he asked the flower lady. She thinks he means the florist. He asked what she suggested for someone who doesn’t like a big deal, but secretly likes holidays. Sam asks if she picked them out, but he says she told him whoever it was is a lucky woman, and went to the next customer. He asks if it was a bad choice. Sam says, it was a good choice. The florist was right; she’s a lucky woman. She wants to be nowhere else but with him. Jason gets it now. The point of Valentine’s day isn’t about chocolate and flowers. It’s about not taking love for granted. It’s about saying those words. He loves her so much. She loves him too. They kiss, and probably get busy again, but we don’t see that.

Ned asks Olivia who she’s calling. She says, the animal shelter; who does he think? She’s calling room service. They should open another bottle. He’s in. All in with her, forever. She says, room service can wait.

Back home, Sonny asks if Carly wants a drink. She says, no. She wants to sit with him for a second. He asks if she’s okay, and she says she’s great. She was just thinking about life, them, everything. How it has its ups and downs. she thinks as long as they have each other, and hold on to that connection, they can handle anything life throws at them. He says, sounds great, and she says, good. She’s pregnant.

Tomorrow, Maxie tells Peter the secret is about Sasha, Lulu says Franco is going to get what’s coming to him, and Carly asks if Sonny doesn’t want this baby.

🔪 On Top Chef, Art Smith was a guest judge for the Quickfire challenge, a spice taste test while blindfolded. I noted that Padma should really lose the white eyeliner. No. Just no. Sara was the winner, naming all twelve spices she tasted. The next challenge was for the chefs to create their own spice blend in honor of KFC’s Colonel Sanders. Courtesy of Art, we find out the Colonel didn’t achieve success until age sixty. There’s hope! The chefs only had a half hour to fry up some chicken. There was no elimination escape, but there was a $5000 prize. Sara was the big winner there too, totally redeeming herself from the boxed biscuit fiasco last week. Next, for the elimination challenge, the chefs had to work together on a progressive menu based on six of Muhammad Ali’s most memorable fights. The dinner was served at a charity gala being held at the Muhammad Ali Center, with Laila Ali as guest judge. Gail Simmons was also back, after having her baby. Eric came out on top, with something called fufu, a plantain dish from Africa. His course also represented the Rumble in the Jungle, aka the Ali vs George Foreman fight in 1974. Eddie had to gather up his knives and take a hike, the judges feeling he didn’t go far enough. He said being in the competition was about confidence and getting out of his own shell, and he thought he came out a better person and chef. Next time, who knows? I wasn’t paying attention. But in the useless brush-with-celebrity trivia department, I once saw Muhammad Ali in an elevator and he smiled at me, making my heart go pitty-pat.

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💖 Speaking Of Hearts…

A few Valentine related quotes.

Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. – Winnie the Pooh, aka A.A. Milne

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. – Jean Anouilh

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.Eleanor Roosevelt

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

💞 Because It’s Still Valentine’s Day Somewhere…

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February 7, 2019 – Evidence is Found, Half Phil Half Chef, Told You & More Blue

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Margaux runs into Sonny coming out of the elevator. He asks if she’s on her way to prosecute Franco. She says she’s not bound tell him anything about the investigation, but he says he already knows Franco was ID’d.

Alexis asks Scotty if he had a rough night. He says, wouldn’t she like to know, but she says, actually, no. He asks what he can do for her. She has an update on Gail’s will. His phone buzzes. It’s Elizabeth, who’s been calling all night. He says he’s having a problem with modern technology. She tells him Franco has been arrested.

Jordan comes into the interrogation room, and asks if she should call Franco Mr. Baldwin or Franco. He says call him a lawyer. She says she’s just there to apprise him about the situation. He’s going to be remanded to Pentonville; no bail. They’re compiling evidence, and searching the house and the art therapy room. He says, search away. He’s going to sue them for false imprisonment and harassment. And when he’s done suing them, he’s going to own Port Charles.

Elizabeth sees the police tossing the art therapy room, and asks, what’s going on? Chase says they have a warrant. She asks why they’re making a mess. They’ve ripped the patients’ artwork apart, after they invaded her house. She asks if they don’t respect anything or anyone. Griff comes by, and suggests she take a second outside with him.

Not-Doc talks to himself, saying, Franco had such talent. It’s logical that he’d revisit it. He did. Ava comes in, and asks if he knew. He says she’ll have to be more specific. She says he knew Lulu ID’d her attacker, and someone was arrested, but she hasn’t found out their name. He says it’s standard protocol, since no formal charges have been filed. She asks, what about the right of the victim? Someone should have told her. The sick bastard who killed her daughter was caught, and he knew. He says she knows how it works, and there are two other reasons for not revealing the name. To help facilitate the investigation, and to protect the suspect from someone seeking retribution. She says, like her? and he says, no. Like him.

Oscar, Drew, and Kim wait in Terry’s office. Terry arrives, and says she has Oscar’s latest test results. Drew tells her to give them some good news. She shows them pictures of the scans, and says the progression shows the scan at the onset, where there’s considerable growth into the brain tissue. Compared to the end result, the tumor is slightly larger. They took a third scan this morning, and there are no discernible differences. Oscar says, the tumor has stopped growing? Terry says they’ve gotten a mild reprieve.

At Charlie’s, Julian asks Josslyn what he can get for her. She says she’s meeting Oscar, but he has an appointment, so she isn’t sure when he’ll get there. Julian is surprised they’re not going to Kelly’s, but she says Oscar likes the food at Charlie’s. Julian regrets letting Josslyn mess with his head. He’s not letting a teenager rule his life again. She says Oscar’s parents can now focus on him, and Julian is free to be with someone more his type. He’s welcome.

Griff asks Elizabeth why the police are there. Elizabeth tells Chase that everything had better be put back before Franco sees it. Chase says he’s in custody, and they don’t anticipate his release anytime soon. Griff asks, what happened? and Elizabeth says, they think Franco attacked Lulu.

On the phone, Scotty asks for case histories on hypnotism. He also wants dossiers on Doc and Lulu. He tells Alexis he has to go. She asks where the fire is, and he says, the PCPD. He asks what the bottom line is. Did a cousin come out of the woodwork? Alexis says the delay is by design, and the details aren’t going to be revealed until April 1st. Does the date mean anything to him? Surprisingly, he doesn’t make a joke about April Fool’s Day, but says he’ll have to cancel his trip to the Bahamas. He thanks her for illuminating the situation. She leaves, and she opens her copy of Shiloh’s book, Every Day is a New Dawn.

Sonny tells Margaux it wouldn’t be the first time Franco nearly killed Lulu. Margaux is aware of the history. Before his brain tumor was removed, Franco created art installations based on the murders he committed. He was fixated on Jason, and terrorized everyone associated with him; Sam, Michael, Dante, and Lulu. Sonny says, then he used the brain tumor defense, and walked away free. He doesn’t want Franco getting away with it again.

Ava tells not-Doc it’s sweet of him to be her avenging angel, but it’s not his style. The retribution part doesn’t quite fit. He says she’s spent too long a time fighting for her place in the world alone. That’s over now. He’s by her side. She says he’s too good for her, and he tells her that’s the first time anyone has said that. She says surely Lucy or Laura would have said something, but he says, don’t bring up their names. They didn’t know him like she does, or inspire him like she does. She’s everything to him. If someone hurts her, they hurt him, and he will exact payment. He’d do anything for her. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Chase, who asks if has the file. Not-Doc asks if he has the warrant, and Chase gives it to him. Not-Doc wants to put it on the record that this goes against what he believes as a psychiatrist. Chase says, even if it prevents another murder? Ava asks if this is about Kiki’s killer, and if it’s one of not-Doc’s patients. Not-Doc tells Chase she’s going to find out soon enough, and tells Ava they believe Franco is the killer.

Elizabeth tells Griff that they took Aiden ice skating, and everything was fine until Jordan showed up. Lulu ID’d Franco as her attacker. Griff asks if Elizabeth thinks she’s lying, and Elizabeth says she thinks Lulu is confused. She believes Franco. She knows him, and knows didn’t attack anyone. They have a beautiful life. He would never throw that away. She has faith in him. Griff says he’s realized, faith isn’t something you just have; you choose it. If you don’t examine your beliefs, you’re just blind.

Scotty blows into the police station, and asks, where is he? Jordan says if he’s referring to Franco, he’s in the interrogation room. He asks, how bad is it? and she says, Lulu identified Franco as her attacker. Scotty says, sorry, but Lulu isn’t exactly a reliable source. Jordan says, Doc performed hypnotherapy, and Lulu was clear. If they get confirmation of her account, Franco is in a lot of trouble.

Ava says, Franco loved Kiki like she was his own. There’s no way he’d hurt her. Chase says he hasn’t been charged yet, but they know he’s connected. She asks what evidence they have, and what plans are there to file charges? Chase is sorry, and hopes her questions are answered soon. He leaves, and she asks not-Doc how long Franco has been suspected. He seemed at the ready with the file. He knew this was coming. He says, only since last night. He was there when Franco was arrested. She says it didn’t occur to him to tell her? He says, there was nothing definite. He thought they’d wake up to the news Franco was released. Apparently, Lulu’s statement was enough cause to hold him. The last Ava knew, Lulu couldn’t remember. He says, with help, she was able get past her memory block. Ava asks, what help? and not-Doc says, not what, whose. His.

Alexis watches Sonny talking to Margaux. Margaux says she doesn’t want the case tainted, and Sonny says it never crossed his mind. She tells him, don’t kid a kidder. She doesn’t need him ignoring or circumventing the law. He feels like she’s still after him or his family, but she says she doesn’t have it out for him. She has it out for lawbreakers. He’s just a humble coffee importer. She tells him, just keep roasting his beans, and keep his hands clean, and there will be no trouble. He wonders where he’s heard that before. She says he’s hearing it from her now. She decided to let it go and move on. She’s living in the present, and not ruled by her past – or his. She gets into the elevator, and Alexis and Sonny smile at each other.

Oscar says this means he can get going and meet Josslyn. They can finish up themselves. He wants to give her good news for a change. He dashes out, and Terry says it’s nice to see him in high spirits. Kim asks if she has anything else, and Terry says they’ll continue to monitor him. She tells them, keep in mind that, although the tumor didn’t grow, it didn’t shrink. Drew says, it’s not a miracle. Terry says, it’s a reprieve.  A temporary one. The prognosis remains same.

Sonny sits with Alexis. He notices she’s reading the book, and says Jason isn’t thrilled with Kristina’s new friends. She knows he doesn’t approve, and Sonny asks if she does. She says she’s not weighing in on her adult daughter’s choices – anymore. Sonny says she’s met Shiloh. Doesn’t she think he’s a little off? She says, the whole thing is weird. He says Kristina doesn’t think so. Alexis says she’d like Kristina to have a conventional life, but that’s what she wants, not Kristina. Neither of them have had conventional lives. She wonders what Sonny’s mother would think of his choices.

Terry says everything depends on how long this lasts, but eventually the disease will progress. The symptoms will become more pronounced, and his condition will deteriorate. His life will become more difficult. It’s in his, and their, best interest to have a plan, but there’s no need to get into it now. It’s a respite for them too. Take a breath, and treat themselves. Take Oscar on a trip. Enjoy each other’s company. Create memories they can keep forever. I like Terry, and hope she gets a real storyline someday.

Elizabeth doesn’t think Griff should be giving her advice on faith, having it or keeping it. He says he doesn’t want her to get hurt, but she says, too late. The man she loves has been wrongfully accused and locked up. When you love someone, you leave yourself wide open for heartache. Hasn’t he learned that? She asks Chase, how much longer? and he says they’re almost finished. He asks if an officer found something useful, and the officer tells him, have a look. Chase says, damn. Bag it. The commissioner will want to see it asap.

Margaux arrives at the station, and asks Jordan what’s the status on the suspect. She says he’s on hold, and conferring with counsel. Scotty just got there.

Scotty asks Franco how it’s going, and what did he tell them? Franco says he didn’t do it, and asks how Elizabeth is. Scotty says, she’s okay. They did a search of the house. Franco assumes the boys were home, and says, damn (WOTD). Aiden has been having a hard time, and Jake is just getting over his PTSD. It can’t be easy to see the cops going through their stuff. Scotty tells him, don’t worry. He’ll straighten it out when he gets out. Franco says, if Scotty gets him released.

Jordan tells Margaux, Lulu’s statement is compelling, but there’s not much physical evidence. Franco’s alibi is thin, but there’s no DNA evidence. It makes the case harder to build. Margaux reads through the file, and likes how the case is going, but Jordan says, it’s not a slam dunk. She gets a text message, and says, the case is getting stronger by the minute.

Not-Doc tells Ava that he’s licensed to practice hypnotherapy, and he’s good at it. He was tasked to help Lulu regain her memory, and he did. She says it couldn’t have been Franco, but he says Lulu was more than certain; she was viscerally terrified. Ava asks if it’s possible she saw someone who resembled Franco, or is mixing two memories. Not-Doc says, she clearly recalled Franco showing up at her office with a knife. In all likelihood, he’s responsible for the other murders. She says, something doesn’t feel right. He says she was so determined to find justice. Why isn’t she relieved? She says she witnessed Franco’s transformation first hand. The man he is now isn’t capable of harming someone he loved as much as Kiki. Not-Doc tells her, don’t try unraveling a serial killer’s mind. It will make you crazy. He tried with his brother. Ava says he was treating Franco. If Franco was unraveling, he would have noticed. Or did he?

Alexis tells Sonny that she’s not blind to the drawbacks, but Kristina is happier. She came back from Oregon with a broken spirit, and full of self-doubt. Now she’s happier. She’s working, maintaining herself, and they’re getting along. Sonny asks if she thinks it has to do with Shiloh, but she says it doesn’t matter who influenced her. She tells Sonny that she went to one of the seminars. He asks if it changed her life, and she says, oh yeah; she’s meditating now. She says it wasn’t horrible, and she had a moment. Sonny asks what the seminar was about, and she says, maintaining relationships while keeping your independence. He asks if her moment had anything to do with Julian.

Julian brings Josslyn the oatmeal she ordered, and she says she asked for strawberries. She asks why he’s being rude, but he says he’s keeping a healthy distance. Isn’t that what she wanted? She tells him what she said about Oscar and his family is the truth. Just because he doesn’t want to hear it, doesn’t mean it will go away. He says she sounds like her mother; a champion meddler. Carly needs to keep her nose out of other people’s business, and so should she. She says, Oscar is her business, but he says Kim isn’t. She says, it’s working; they’re a family. Julian says they’ll always be a family, no matter what. Josslyn asks what he means, and he says he and Kim are back together. Her little plot has come to an end. Oscar comes in, and says, what little plot?

Griff helps Elizabeth put the art therapy room back together. He rubs his shoulder, and she asks if he’s okay. He says he just overdid it at the gym. I’m assuming this exchange was for a reason that we’ll find out some other time. She thanks him, and looks at a drawing. He asks if she found something, and she says, a sketch. We see a cartoon of them in a car that says, just married. She says it’s an invitation to the wedding that keeps getting pushed back. There’s always something in the way. Griff supposes they’ll have to put it off longer. Elizabeth jets with the sketch, and when Griff turns around, she’s gone.

Franco tells Scotty that they’re saying he’s a serial killer who’s killed three people, including Kiki. Scotty says, they’re biased. It will work in his favor when they go to trial. Franco says, trial? They haven’t got enough to hold him, let alone connect him to the murders. Jordan and Margaux walk in. Jordan says she has some questions for Scotty’s client. Scotty says, he didn’t do it. Margaux would like to know about hi relationship with Doc. How would he characterize their sessions? Scotty says, don’t answer, but Franco says he’d characterize them as therapy. Why is she asking? Jordan asks what they discuss, and Scotty says, that’s privileged. Franco says, they discuss a lot; his childhood. Margaux asks if they discuss his bloodlust, and Franco says, what is he? A werewolf? He doesn’t have bloodlust. Jordan says, Dr. Collins disagrees.

Ava says not-Doc told Franco that he’d plateaued, and stopped seeing him. Not-Doc says he changed his mind. He thought maybe he’d been hasty, and they had more work to do. He asks why she’s grilling him, and she says there’s something he’s not telling her. Something captured his attention; what was it? He says he can’t discuss it, but she says she’s bound to find out. Tell her the truth. Was he concerned that Franco was capable of violence again, and a danger to others? Not-Doc says, yes.

Alexis tells Sonny that she no longer has a relationship with Julian. It’s not like Sonny is the guru of relationships. She suggests they stay out of each other’s personal lives. He wants to talk about Kristina, but Alexis thinks he should talk to Kristina. She gives him the book, and says maybe he should go to a seminar. He could stand to evolve a few million years. Sonny laughs, and she leaves.

Josslyn asks Oscar how the doctor’s appointment when, and he says he has decent news. The tumor has stopped growing. She says, amazing, and hugs him. She asks if this means the treatment worked, and the tumor is shrinking. He says he didn’t say that. It’s a reprieve. She says that’s good enough for her. They should celebrate. Oscar says, after she tells him what Julian was talking about. She says, literally nothing; it’s stupid. He says, just tell him, and she says, fine. She asked Julian to take himself out of the equation. Oscar asks, what equation? Josslyn tells him that she wanted Julian to give up Oscar’s mom so she could get closer to his dad, and he could have them both. It lasted five minutes. Julian just told her they’re back together. Oscar takes her hand, and says he appreciates what she’s trying to do, but he thinks they should let his parents do what they’re going to do without their help. She asks if he’s mad at her for meddling. He says, no, but if he gets to live way he wants, his parents should too.

Drew tells Kim, it’s not remission, but it’s something. Kim says, any reprieve is welcome. Drew asks where she’s at, and she says, crashing down to earth. Every day they get a little closer. The news slows things down, but Terry is right. They have to make plans for the end. Drew tells her that Terry also said they don’t have to do it today. They got a break. Kim says, normally, she’d be figuring out some strategy to help Oscar, but she hasn’t. Drew promises they’ll figure out what do, and figure it out together.

Ava says not-Doc knew Franco was going off the rails, and might kill again? He says his assessment was incomplete, and he didn’t feel it necessary to alert the authorities. She asks what he’s going to tell the court, and he says, his professional opinion. Franco was beginning lose control, and was susceptible to sustained bouts of rage. She asks, why not make an anonymous tip? He says he was bound by duty. She asks if he knew before or after Kiki was killed. He says he would have done anything to save Kiki. Does’t she know that? She’s not sure she knows anything. She starts to leave, and he grabs her arm, saying, don’t you walk away from me.

Jordan reads from Franco’s file; feelings of aggression and grandiosity, a failure to accept responsibility for his actions, superficial charm. Franco says Doc wouldn’t say those things, and Scotty says he can’t offer his opinion without consent. Jordan says they have a warrant. Franco says Doc’s been weird lately, but would never write those things about him. Margaux says, the assessment is that of a textbook serial killer. Scotty says Doc is a pompous jerk. They have no evidence because Franco didn’t commit the murders. Jordan says, these were just recovered from the art therapy room, and tosses a plastic bag full of driver’s licenses on the table.

Ava tells not-Doc, let go, and he does. He tells her, forgive him. They never fought before. He doesn’t know what came over him. He can’t say he likes it. Right now, she can’t say she likes him much at all. She leaves, and he wipes everything off his desk, and looks mighty pissed off.

Drew goes to the art therapy room, and sees Griff. He asks if Griff has seen Franco. Griff says he’s at the police station. He’s been arrested for the attempted murder of Lulu.

Kim goes to Charlie’s, and Julian says she just missed the kids. She’s sure Oscar told Josslyn, and asks if Julian heard. He says he wouldn’t mind hearing it again from her, and they kiss. Alexis walks in, and walks back out.

Sonny reads, says, it’s a piece of garbage, and tosses the book onto the bar. The bartender notices the book, and Sonny asks if he knows it. The bartender says it changed his life. Sonny picks up the book again.

Chase says he has to admit, she bought into Franco’s act. She thought he was just trying to help with his insight, but he was taunting them. Elizabeth arrives as Franco is being taken away. He says they’ll sort it out. Scotty tells her there are additional charges for the murders of Mary Pat, Peyton, and Kiki. Elizabeth lets the sketch fall to the floor.

Ava literally runs into Griff. She says she can’t deal with him. Not after everything that’s happened. They’re saying Franco killed Kiki. He was supposed to love her. How could he possibly…? Griff holds her, saying he doesn’t know. Not-Doc sees them together.

Tomorrow, Scotty says they’re not railroading his client after all, not-Doc talks to Griff, and Spinelli tells Jason the story checks out.

🍴 I missed the first half of Top Chef. Dr. Phil once again tempted me with a dude who thought he was Batman. Really. It wasn’t nearly as interesting as it sounds, and he lost all his fights. He was a Marine or something, so I’d hoped he at least kicked some bad guy ass. His fiancé was getting a little skeptical about marrying him, which is understandable. The worst thing was, not only did he not have a full costume, his mask was lame. He also agreed to come on without the mask, but painted black around his eyes, like he was from a bad KISS cover band. Anyway, halfway through, I changed the channel.

When I tuned in, the chefs were already at the Rupp Arena, where the Kentucky Wildcats were hosting a concession stand cook-off. Hunter Lewis, Food and Wine editor-in-chief, was the guest judge. The contestants had split into two teams – blue and white. To keep in the spirit of the game, there was trash talk from the white team that the blue team used boxed waffle mix for their chicken and waffles. Sarah was called out by Adrienne, who had to admit out they did, and got heckled for it. The white team won with their juicy Lucies, a stuffed slider I’ve heard about on Vanderpump Rules. Sarah squeaked by because her chicken was spot on, but not so much Michelle’s ribs, and it was her turn to pack her knives and hit the road. She talked about how much confidence she had, and her hopes for Last Chance Kitchen. Maybe it’s me, but I sense a disconnect with her. Her backstory is sad – her father committed suicide when she was a teenager – and it possibly affects her personality. Whatever it is, I always want to tell her to speak up and look at who she’s talking to. My money is on Eric at this point. Next time a fried chicken challenge and a Muhammad Ali inspired dish.

✈ What I Said About RHOA…

They should not be allowed to have passports.

https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2019/02/04/lIUkahgIX/reality-stars-in-foreign-countries

🐋 It’s Almost Therapeutic…

And I could use some zen. More Deep Blue. And more crazy people.

 

January 31, 2019 – Jordan Questions Franco, RIP James, Chefs At the Opry, Another Loss, Gage Goes, Danielle’s Near-Snub, Another Summer & Ready

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Drew goes home with Kim, who says don’t mind the place; she hasn’t had time to clean. Her apartment is spotless, and Drew asks if she has a poltergeist. There’s no way Oscar did this. She says the cleaners must have come today. They were a gift from Julian.

Brad tells Julian that he’s trying. Julian says, try harder. He used to be good liar, and Lucas will realize something is wrong if he keeps stammering. Brad says Willow thinks Wiley is hers, and he’s supposed to remain calm? Julian says, it changes nothing, but Brad says it does if she wants a relationship with Wiley. Julian tells him, stay away from her. The less she sees Wiley, the less she’ll think about coming forward.

Alexis arrives at Dawn of Day. Kristina is surprised, and Shiloh tells her to give her mother credit. He’s glad Alexis made it. He says, you can’t tie yourself up, if you’re tying up others. I’m not sure if he’s talking about loose ends, being on time, or something kinky, but I already spent too much time thinking about it. He’s excited to get started. With an open mind and some effort, they can learn about each other and themselves.

On the phone, Obrecht tells Valentin the Swiss are known for their patience, but she’s only half Swiss. Her economic situation is simple. She needs income, and he needs Nina. If he sees to it that Obrecht is flush, and Nina will never know Sasha isn’t her daughter. What would really be cool is if Sasha turned out to be her daughter anyway. She finds the other half of the necklace, and…

At the hospital, Franco tells Elizabeth that the library has a parenting section for parents with potentially LGBTQ kids. I’m thinking if any more initials crop up, we’ll really have to think of something new.

Nina, Maxie, and Obrecht meet for dinner at the MetroCourt. Nina says a year ago today, they lost a great man. A son, a brother, a husband. The greatest man she’s ever known. Maxie says it still hurts so much. She’s not there yet, but the pain and sorrow are nothing compared to the joy of having known him. Obrecht says, the time was precious, and they’re better for having had him in their lives. They toast to Nathan.

Ava sees Lucas, and asks about Lulu. He says he can’t discuss it. She says Lulu was attacked be the same person who killed her daughter. She needs to know if Lulu remembers who did it. Lucas says forcing Lulu into remembering would be counterproductive, and the worst thing they could do. Ava says, at least she’s alive. The other victims weren’t so fortunate.

Chase brings in a box, and tells Jordan it’s the last of the material from the LA office. He wants to give it a once-over. He asks if there’s been no breakthrough, and Jordan says, hardly. Nothing makes sense. She’s ready call in a psychic, and asks if he knows any.

Elizabeth thinks it’s great that Franco is diving in head first. Franco says he’s trying to help both Aiden and them. She’s swamped at work, and feels when and if the day comes, they’ll have a conversation with Aiden, but on his terms. Not because they forced the issue. Franco says, ideally, but his classmates already forced the issue.

Kim asks if Drew wants a drink, and he says, if she is. She pours them something. He asks if she wants to talk about Julian, and she says, what’s left to say? She was too busy tending to Oscar, and not their relationship, so Julian decided to sleep with someone else – not Alexis, according to her. At the very least, it means he went ahead and slept with a random person, and dumped her. The end. Drew says he didn’t cancel the cleaning service, and she says, or the meal service, or the tune-up. The garage confirmed it. She doesn’t know what to do. Why doesn’t he stop them? Drew says maybe Julian wishes he hadn’t let her go.

Brad asks why Julian didn’t tell him. Julian says, now that he knows who Willow is, keep a wide berth. Brad says, what if she doesn’t do the same? Julian asks if he and Lucas didn’t agree to an open adoption. Worst case, Wiley has a mother figure. Brad says, except she’s not his mother. Julian asks how she’d know, and Brad says, a DNA test? Julian says, run by who for what reason? Brad says Wiley could get sick, and Julian tells him, the odds are incredibly, insanely small. Lucas appears, and says, is that so?

Alexis tells Shiloh that he has quite a set-up. He says it does the job. Alexis asks what the job is, and Kristina says Shiloh has provided a place for friends and strangers to hang their hats. Alexis asks if he doesn’t charge, and Shiloh says they pay what they can, and make the rest up in service. Everyone works in the community, whether it’s in or out of their doors. He covers the day to day with course fees. He says it’s time to start. Alexis says Kristina didn’t mention there was a fee, but Kristina says it’s free for her. Alexis asks what the course is about, and Kristina says, don’t worry; it’s a good one. Shiloh thanks the group for joining him. He’s excited to be their guide for being one when you’re two: finding yourself in a relationship.

Shiloh guides Kristina and Alexis. He says they’re endlessly, boundlessly connected. It must be double adverb day. Alexis says she agreed to a self-improvement class, but she’s not talking about Julian. Kristina says, there are all kinds of relationships. Kristina was hoping to explore her relationship with Alexis. Alexis says it doesn’t have to be there, but Kristina says it hasn’t worked anywhere else. She thought Alexis would want to explore it too.

Lucas asks Julian what odds they’re discussing, and Julian says the odds of Lucas seeing him holding Wiley. He says Wiley was fussy, Brad took him out for a drive, and stopped for coffee. Julian was supposed to be at the book signing, and his plans changed. Lucas says, and here he is again, but Brad says, it just worked that way. Julian says Ava is lurking around with her boyfriend who used to be her shrink. Julian sees her, and tells Lucas that he knows Lucas can’t cut him some slack, but give his husband a break. Brad did nothing wrong. Julian goes over to Ava.

Valentin tells Peter that he needs a favor. A talented acquaintance has fallen on hard times, and they’d be a good fit at The Invader. Peter asks if his acquaintance has a r. Valentin says she’s known far and wide. It’s Obrecht.

Nina, Maxie, and Obrecht laugh over Nathan stories. Obrecht thinks they should put them in writing; a record of Nathan’s goodness. Nina says she is doing that, as a history for James to remember his father by. She’s not doing it alone. She asked around for stories, and the other day, got an email from someone who told her about a prank in college. Maxie says, stories they don’t know, and Obrecht says, stories they never will know. Nina says they’re not saying that man’s name today. It’s a celebration of Nathan. They’re not dwelling on the past. Obrecht looks at Maxie’s hand, and says she’s lost her wedding ring.

Jordan tells Chase, on one hand, all of the driver’s licenses are missing, and there’s the timing. Chase says that suggests a connection. She says, on the other hand, only two victims fit the pattern. There’s something missing. What kind of person knows three residents of Port Charles, and an LA producer? Chase says, an already established killer.

Elizabeth thanks Franco, gives him a kiss, and goes back to work. His phone rings. He says whatever it is, he didn’t do it. Jordan asks if he’ll meet her at the station anyway. She believes he might have information that could help solve Kiki’s murder. And the others.

Kristina says she’ll go first, and Shiloh tells Alexis to ask her what she wants from the relationship. Alexis asks, and Kristina says, to get along better. Shiloh says, ask again. Alexis does, and Kristina says, to communicate more. He says they’re hardly communicating. Now, ask again. Alexis asks, and Kristina says, not to fight so much. Shiloh asks why they’re fighting. What does she want? Dig deeper. He tells Alexis, ask again, but Alexis says he’s not giving Kristina a chance to answer. He says, ask again, so she does. Kristina says she wants Alexis’s respect. Shiloh says, now they’re getting somewhere.

Julian tells Ava that she can’t jog Lulu’s memory by hanging around. She says she wants to be there when Lulu remembers; he’d do same thing. Julian says avenging Kiki will eventually bite her in the ass, plus cost her the one daughter she has left. He says, for Avery’s sake, find something else to occupy her time. He asks if Doc didn’t want to whisk her away, but she says the timing wasn’t right. Julian is the one who sounds like he needs a vacation. Why doesn’t he take Kim and go? He says they’re not going anywhere. Not with each other anyway.

Kim tells Drew, it would be easier if Julian was a jerk, but he’s been great. Except for the cheating and abandoning. Drew sits down, yowls, and brings a knitting needle out from underneath him. She wondered where that went. She tells him she’s been torturing yarn. He wants to see what she made, and she shows him an infinity scarf, saying it’s hideous. It’s probably better than I’d do.

Peter says Valentin wants him to hire Obrecht? The woman who tortured him for a month, and left him to die in a burning stable? Valentin says he’d be in Peter’s debt, but Peter wonders why incur one from Obrecht? She must have leverage. Something that could take away what’s most important to him. Peter corrects himself, and adds, not what. Who.

Obrecht says Maxie lost her ring. Maxie says Obrecht doesn’t understand. She didn’t lose it. Obrecht says, she took it off?

Elizabeth reads from This Book is Gay, that the suicide rate is triple among gay teens. Lucas and Brad come by. Lucas asks if Elizabeth is okay, and she says she’s taking a break. She drops the book, and Lucas says he knows it. Someone gave it to his mom after he came out. She asks if it was helpful, and he says his mom thought so. Brad asks if one of Elizabeth’s patients is gay. She says, um… and he realizes it’s for her.

Franco arrives at station. Jordan tells him there have been new developments in a connection among the victims. Franco wondered what the TV guy had to do with the others. Jordan wonders if he can tell her. Franco says the way the bodies were arranged – and Chase says, it was artistic. Franco says that would be in the eye of the beholder, but they were dramatic. Franco can’t see what they have in common. Chase says they couldn’t either, but they came across this script. He hands it to Franco, and says the only thing they have in common is him. There’s a notation on the top page that says, talk to Franco.

Maxie says she felt it was time to put her ring away, and Nina says everyone grieves at their own pace in their own time. It’s time to move on. Obrecht doesn’t understand. Is she seeing someone? Maxie says, no; it’s too early. Obrecht says, in other words, yes. She asks if Nina knew, and Nina says she had an inkling. Obrecht wonders why Nina said nothing. Is this payback for trying to open her eyes about Sasha? Maxie wonders what she’s talking about, and Nina says she didn’t give Obrecht a job, and she made vague innuendos about her daughter. Maxie asks why Obrecht would want a job at Crimson, and Obrecht says she’d sooner drop dead than work for her capricious niece. Nina says if she wants to drop dead, go for it, and leaves the table.

Peter asks Valentin, how bad? So bad he lose Nina, Charlotte, or both? Valentin tells Peter not to concern himself with his family. Peter says someone is using leverage to force Valentin to do what he doesn’t want to. Valentin says apparently, he asked too much. Forget about it. Peter says, not likely.

Kim tells Drew that she made the scarf in the wee hours when she couldn’t sleep. They laugh about it, and Drew says it’s a nice change of pace. Kim asks if he ever feels guilty having good time; forgetting about things for the moment. He says, sometimes, but laughing about something is the closest feeling to hope.

Alexis asks how it was for Kristina. She says they’ve talked about potential, and the things that tie you down. She feels like a tie was cut. Alexis asks if she didn’t feel browbeaten, and Kristina says it’s rough being on the spot, but it helped. It bothers Alexis that Kristina thinks she doesn’t respect her. Kristina asks if Alexis thinks she has a perception problem, or she’s imagining it. Alexis says sometimes she gets upset that Kristina isn’t living the life she envisioned for her, and forgets Kristina’s life is hers. What Alexis wants is irrelevant, and it’s what Kristina wants that matters. Shiloh asks how it’s going, and Kristina thinks they achieved a measure of understanding. He asks if Alexis would care to do an examination. Alexis says, no, but thanks for asking. Kristina tells her, at least try. Does she have a relationship that needs work? Alexis says Kristina doesn’t know when to quit, does she?

Ava says Julian told Kim he slept with someone else, and broke up with her? How’s she taking it? He doubts it’s crossed mind. After they parted, Oscar’s prognosis came back. Ava says, and? Julian doesn’t say anything, and she says, that’s awful. He says at least she won’t have him distracting her, and Ava says, how thoughtful; denying Kim support in her hour of need. How selfless to abandon her. How did a man with such good intentions wind up being such an ass?

Kristina tells Alexis that they can work on any relationship she wants, as long as she wants to change it. Alexis says she’s not doing Julian. Kristina says he doesn’t have to know. Shiloh tells them, look your partner in the eye. See her. Let her see you. He tells Kristina to ask the question, and Kristina says, what do you want? Alexis says she doesn’t want a relationship with Julian, and Kristina asks why she still has one then. Why hasn’t she moved on? She hasn’t because she doesn’t want to yet. Kristina continues to ask what Alexis wants, and Alexis finally says she doesn’t want to talk or think about it. Kristina says, if it’s still in her head, it’s not finished. Alexis says what she wants is to be happy, to feel passion, and be in love. She wants to feel like she did with Julian before.

Julian asks Ava if she thinks he made a mistake. She says, yes. Kim is good for him, and he’s shown improvement. He has a real and lasting chance. If he wants to be worthy of his children, grandchildren – and Kim – do what he has to in order to make things right. She leaves.

Kim tells Drew, when she brought Oscar to Port Charles, she wanted him to connect with family. She never realized she’d land one in the process. She says Oscar should be home any minute. Drew doesn’t want Oscar to think they’re ganging up on him. Kim says she’ll talk to him in the morning.

Elizabeth tells Brad and Lucas about the kids bullying Aiden. Lucas says, that’s why they’re picking on him. Brad asks if Aiden has more female friends than male. Lucas asks if he doesn’t like sports, and likes things traditionally girly. Elizabeth says that describes Aiden. Lucas says the main prerequisite is, does he like boys? It took Lucas a long time. He sensed he felt different, but didn’t know for sure until puberty. Even though he was attracted to boys, he didn’t want to be. He played it straight until he couldn’t hide it anymore. Elizabeth asks if things got better after that. Brad says, the getting better part takes a while.

Franco tells Jordan that he has no idea where he was when the murders were committed, and doesn’t know what Peyton knows. Jordan asks why Peyton was keen on speaking to him, but he doesn’t know. Chase says, clearly, Peyton reached out. Franco says he doesn’t answer numbers he doesn’t recognize. They can check his phone records. Then, when they’re done, they can go catch this maniac before he kills someone else.

Nina is back home, and Valentin asks how her evening was. She says, okay; they were talking about Nathan. It helped, until they stopped taking about Nathan. That crashed and burned the evening. He asks, would she like a cocktail… ice cream… Paris? Cocktails and ice cream in Paris? She says there is something he can do. She could use some mother/daughter time. She wants Sasha to come visit.

Maxie takes the check, telling Obrecht, they’ll work things out. They always do. Obrecht says, now that they’re alone, tell her about the new man. Maxie says, it’s nothing. Just a flirtation. It will probably end before it goes anywhere. Obrecht asks who he is, but Maxie suggests they talk about careers. A job at Crimson? Obrecht thought a medical column. Her readers have questions, and she can give honest and innovative solutions, without a medical board to answer to. Maxie thinks Obrecht needs a niche audience. She needs an outlet with expanded access. Obrecht says she wants to share her views and experiences. Maxie thinks she knows just the place. Peter walks in.

Kim straightens up. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Julian. He says, I love you. On New Year’s Eve, when he told her that he slept with someone else, and let her think it was Alexis, there wasn’t anybody else. He made it up because he’s an idiot. He needed to tell her the truth. There’s nobody else. Only her. He walks into the apartment, and says he was jealous. He saw her and Drew kissing, but he also convinced himself that she and Oscar would be better off without him. So he told her something to make her glad to get rid of him. He’s so sorry. He wishes he could take it back. The truth is, he loves her. She made him a better person, and he owed it to the both of them to tell the truth. Now that she knows, she can do or not do what she wants with it. Kim looks confused, and maybe a little panicked.

Alexis says she has to go, but Kristina say they just had a breakthrough. She should stay, and face her darkest fears. She’s sure the process works for a lot of people. Kristina says it works for her daughter, and Alexis says she appreciates that. She loves Kristina, and is proud of her. She does respect Kristina, and asks her to remember that when she gives her cause to forget. Kristina wants to talk about their relationship. Alexis says they will, but not here, and not now. It’s not for her. She leaves the house.

Elizabeth asks, what does she do? Aiden is going through a tough time. Franco thinks maybe they should bring it up themselves. Lucas says it sounds like they’re on top of it. His parents weren’t. He tells her, create a safe environment, so he’ll speak when he’s ready. Brad suggests she invite them over for dinner. Lucas thinks that’s a good idea. Let Aiden see her gay friends, and see they accept people for who they are, not just him. Her friends and family have her back. Lucas hugs her, saying, so does Franco. She’s got this.

Chase tells Jordan that Peyton called Franco, but he didn’t pick up. Jordan thanks Franco for his time. Franco asks if they’re done, and she says, for now. He says, next time she wants to question him, she can talk to his lawyer. He leaves, and Chase says, fun guy. With his history, no wonder she wants to nail down his whereabouts during the other murders. Jordan says during his last brush with the law, Jim Harvey was shot. She says he’s one of Doc’s patients, and wonders if Franco is still seeing him. Chase says Doc can’t discuss what Franco tells him, but Jordan says he can if it’s possible he committed a crime. Chase wonders, if that was the case, why Doc wouldn’t have come forward. Jordan tells him to set up a meeting. If anyone knows whether Franco is capable of murder, it would be his psychiatrist. Please. Don’t tell me Ryan is going to try and pin the murders on Franco and leave town. I can’t stand it.

Tomorrow, Ava asks Olivia to work her magic, Carly asks Kim if Drew was there, and Lulu screams no, no, no!

🎤 Goodbye to James Ingram…

Another GH alum.

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-baby-come-to-me-james-ingram-dead-169441

👜 🔪 Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry was the setting for Top Chef this week. For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to make a dish for a Grammy winning country star, using riders – basically preference sheets – that indicate what the star and their staff would like foodwise. The star’s name wasn’t revealed until after the dishes were complete, It was singer Hunter Hayes, whose music I have no clue about, but he used terms like flavor profile, so it seems he’s no stranger to the culinary arts. Adrienne wasn’t well, but won the challenge anyway, enticing Hunter with red meat. For her efforts, she received an extra hour to complete the next challenge. The Elimination Challenge had the chefs creating a dish based on a music memory. The judges were the people responsible for the Music City Food and Wine Festival, and included the lead singer from Kings of Leon. His wife, model Lily Aldridge, was also at the dinner. I knew who she was right away, since she was on an episode of 2 Broke Girls. My reference point for too many things. Justin dropped a plate, so wasn’t eligible to win. Tom said we learn a lot about ourselves with cooking. I’ve learned that when I want to eat, it’s quicker and less labor intensive to use the microwave. Michelle won the challenge, but I wasn’t sure if she was getting a bit of a sympathy vote, since she talked about her father’s suicide and everyone cried. David had to pack his knives and go, because his dish was overly salty, and they didn’t even know what was going on with it. It involved puffed rice, which rubbed the judges the wrong way. David was proud of his performance, and hoped to set a good example for his son. The show was dedicated to Fatima Ali, a Top Chef contestant who recently passed away. Next time, chefs in a gymnasium, and a conflict over boxed waffles.

😔 You can read about Fatima here:

https://www.eonline.com/news/1010563/how-top-chef-honored-fatima-ali-after-her-death

😵 Jeff Flips Again…

Nothing but sad news from this guy lately. Hate to say it, Jeff, but you’re the common denominator.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/01/flipping-out-jeff-lewis-gage-edward-split-move-out/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

👶 Something You Didn’t Realize You Needed to Know…

Because you don’t. Behold Andy’s baby shower drama.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/01/danielle-staub-invited-to-andy-cohen-baby-shower-after-snub/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

🚤 In Case Anyone Cares…

Summer House will be returning on Monday, March 4th, at 10 pm.

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