What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Laura appreciates Spencer’s enthusiasm, but her getting elected is still a long shot. Lulu says long shots have been known to win. Spencer says he almost feels like he voted himself. He fingers the flashdrive.
Curtis talks to a volunteer who says it’s been a rough one. He thanks her for volunteering her time. He goes into vote and writes in Laura.
Anna asks if Jordan has seen The Invader, and Jordan says she was misquoted. Anna asks how serious it is. Jordan says she has a disembodied head in an apple barrel, a headless body from the art gallery, and criminal’s daughter unleashed on her unsuspecting city. She asks what’s up with Anna getting Britt released.
Britt and Finn get out of the elevator at the hospital. Britt loves the smell; the aroma of disinfectant meeting disease that gives everyone a vague sense of dread. She hopes Epiphany is on duty, since it’s so easy to set her off. Finn tells her it’s not a social visit. There’s a lot at stake; her freedom in particular. If she wants her vacation from prison to be permanent, she has to give the performance of a lifetime.
Chase sees Willow sitting outside of Kelly’s. He asks if she’s playing hooky, and tells her that he can arrest her for that.
Michael sits with Brad and Lucas at Charlie’s, holding Wiley. Michael says he can’t be the same baby; he’s gained twenty pounds. Brad’s phone dings, and he jets. Lucas says Brad is super stressed. Being a father is giving him a case of impostor syndrome. Michael says he’s talking to someone who inherited the CEO position at ELQ. Lucas says Brad acts terrified, and says he was never meant to be Wiley’s father.
Outside Charlie’s, Julian is on the phone with Kim. He says he snuck out, and Oscar can’t find out he’s spying on him for his mom. He’ll keep her posted. He sees Brad, who tells him that Lucas is going to need his help after he’s gone. Julian asks where he’s going, and Brad says a Malibu wellness center. Lucas is going to find out Wiley isn’t the baby they adopted. Julian tells him it’s not going to happen. Keep his head up, his mouth shut, and stay with his family. Julian goes back inside.
Michael tells Lucas that Brad is devoted to Wiley, and it’s plain to see how much he loves the baby. Lucas makes a mental note to tell Brad, and says when his time comes, Michael can encourage him too. Julian comes by and makes small talk. When he’s gone, Michael says it’s none of his business, but has he reconsidered letting Julian be a part of Wiley’s life.
Willow tells Chase the PCPD must value his detective skills. He says, no crime is too petty, and no law too trivial. Willow says she’ll remember that the next time she’s tempted to jaywalk. He starts explaining the intricacies of the jaywalking law, and she says she’s just messing with him. He says he’s working on lightening up. Spontaneity is the key. He’s thinking of taking an improv class. She says performing isn’t for her, and he says he would have thought she’d be a natural, since she’s a teacher. She says teaching is more complex than that, and he says he didn’t mean to minimize what she does. Teachers are a great resource, and underpaid. He starts to go on and on about how great teachers are, but she says he had her at underpaid. He thinks she has a good has sense of humor, and wonders if she can help with his.
Britt complains that Finn is taking forever. Is he sure he’s a doctor? It must have been a while since he did grunt work. He tells her that she’s going to be a patient there for the foreseeable future. She says she’s perfectly healthy, but he tells her, not for long.
Jordan says Britt had time left before she could be paroled, and Anna explains that she had Britt released. Jordan wishes she’s gotten a heads up, but Anna says she needed a certain amount of secrecy; sorry. Now that the cards are on the table, she needs something from Jordan. If Jordan helps her, when Anna gets Obrecht – and she will – Jordan will get first crack. She has Anna’s word. Jordan agrees to help, and tells Anna to get out now. She has a beheading to attend to. She tells Anna that she still loves her, and Anna says she loves Jordan too.
When Curtis puts his voting card in the machine, it comes out with smileys on it. He tells the volunteer something is wrong with the machine. She says, not just that one.
Lulu says Spencer certainly threw himself into Laura’s campaign. Good thing. God forbid there was no way to channel his imagination. She asks if Spencer is going back to school after winter break, but Laura hasn’t decided. Spencer comes in, saying the election returns are in, but Laura says the polls aren’t closed yet. With any luck, she might get 10%. Lulu agrees with Spencer, thinking she has a good chance. She has to pick up Charlotte, and Spencer reminds her the victory party is at nine. Ned walks in, telling them that’s what he was going to say. He’s having a victory party at the MetroCourt, and they’re all invited. Laura asks if he wants something to drink, and Spencer suggests bleach would be perfect for his palate. Ned is glad boarding school hasn’t taken Spencer’s edge off. Laura asks Spencer to get Ned some water. Laura imagines Ned has a busy day, and asks to what she owes his visit. He says he did want to invite them. He’ll be giving his acceptance speech before the party. He tells her that he appreciated the competition, but she was really too late to overtake the lead. She says it was never about winning. She just wanted to force him to deal with some important issues. He says it’s an honorable motive. Another reason he wants her to join his administration.
Curtis slips into the interrogation room to see Jordan. She says she likes to keep her personal life separate from work, but hopes that’s why he’s there. She kisses him, and he says that’s not why he’s there. He just came from voting. She asks where his sticker is, and he says, stickers are for voters. She says, he didn’t vote? and he says he couldn’t. And he’s not the only one.
Willow tells Chase that she read about the head incident at The Floating Rib. He says that’s why he’s out canvassing, and she says she’ll call if she finds any clues. He gives her his card, saying she can reach him directly at that number. Lulu and Charlotte see them.
Britt thinks Finn’s bedside manner leaves something to be desired. He tells her if she keeps complaining, she’s not getting a lollipop. She says this wasn’t part of the deal, and he says she just has to play sick. Britt asks for how long, and Anna comes in and says, until it’s real. They can’t trust her acting skills, so Finn administered a masking agent. He says everything is in place, but Britt says she’s pulling the plug. Anna asks if she wants to go back to prison, and Britt says she’ll go public unless they tell her what’s going on. Finn says he injected her with a rhinovirus, which Britt knows means the common cold. She wonders if she will be sick enough to trick her mother. Anna tells her, lay back, enjoy the symptoms, and let her team work. Brad walks in, asking how they want to exploit his lab talents this time. He sees Britt, who is thrilled to see him.
Lucas tells Michael word around GH is Julian is good to Kim. He loves Wiley, and the truth is, Lucas thinks he’d make a terrific grandfather. But he made an agreement with the birth mother, and can’t dishonor his promise, even if Julian changed. Michael says when he thinks of Jonah, he can’t imagine being a parent without his father being there for the baby and him.
Jordan tells Curtis it happened across the entire precinct. She has a unit on it, and it’s a disaster.
Laura asks if Ned is offering her a job. Spencer returns, saying there’s no water due to fracking. He tells Laura it’s a trap – Quartermaine chicanery. Ned says she would be a bonus to the city of Port Charles. Laura thinks she can advocate for the city without working for him. Spencer tells her, beware of Quartermaines bearing gifts. Jordan calls Ned, who says he’s visiting the opposition. She says she needs both of them at the PCPD. There have been illegal electioneering activities. Ned says they’ll be right there. He tells Laura the commissioner made it sound like there’s been funny business with the election.
Lucas tells Julian that he needs to tie up some loose ends, like the naming ceremony. It’s like a christening without the religious aspect. Something to welcome Wiley to the world. Julian tells Wiley that grandpa loves him; then says, sorry. Lucas tells him that he doesn’t have to apologize for telling Wiley that he loves him. Julian says before Lucas goes, there’s one thing he was hoping Lucas would let him do. It’s not about Wiley; it’s about Brad.
Britt and Brad hug. She’s thrilled to see him, since she’s been spending her time with Double-O Mary Poppins and Dr. Porcupine. He’s looking at a free woman. Anna says, provisionally. Brad says he would have thrown a party, but she says there’s time for that. Anna suggests Britt not exert herself, and Finn adds that she’s not well. Brad asks what’s wrong, and Finn says that’s where Brad comes in.
Charlotte runs to Willow. Lulu asks how her friend in the hospital is, and Willow say, much better. She hopes Charlotte is enjoying her half-day. Charlotte asks if Willow is. She’s still grading papers; it’s not fair. Willow laughs and says it’s getting chilly. She goes inside, and Lulu asks Charlotte to go get a scone. When Charlotte leaves, Lulu looks at Chase. He says, what? She says the car repair paid off, and he says he just ran into Willow. Lulu says that happens a lot, and tells him to ask her out. He says if and when he does, she’ll be the first to know. After Willow. And him. She’ll be the third. Lulu suggests he hurry. She doesn’t think Willow will stay on the market for long.
Michael goes into Kelly’s and smiles at Willow.
Lucas wonders why Brad would need Julian’s help. Julian says Brad is stressed, and Lucas says he’s a new father. Julian is concerned Brad is falling apart. He knows Lucas has a lot of demands between the baby and the hospital, but suggest he take a few minutes every day for Brad. He thinks it will do lot of good. Lucas says he knows what Julian is doing.
Willow says she didn’t expect see Michael there. Lulu comes in, and asks Charlotte to introduce her teacher. Sitting at one of the tables eating, Charlotte shakes her head. Lulu introduces Willow to her cousin/brother-in-law. Michael asks how Willow likes having Charlotte in her class, and Lulu quotes her as saying Charlotte is an enthusiastic learner. Lulu’s phone dings, and she says she has to get to the PCPD. There’s a story brewing.
Ned walks into the PCPD, and asks, what’s the problem? Seeing the cards with the smiley faces, he ask if they’re ballots. Jordan says they were before the machine processed them and spit them out like that. Curtis says they believe it was a computer virus. Ned says he had no problem when he voted, and Laura says she didn’t either. Jordan says that helps establish a window for when it happened. Ned says whoever planned the attack wanted to alter the outcome, or stop the election altogether. Jordan says they can’t be sure the votes weren’t tainted even before they voted. Ned says he’ll have to examine the city charter, but thinks there’s only one solution.
Brad says Anna and Finn think because of his past misdeeds, he’ll get involved. He’s a father now, and can’t be wrapped up in their shenanigans. Anna says she’s a WSB agent. He says, that’s supposed to comfort him? Like they haven’t ruined people’s lives? She says he’ll be protected. He’s to legally run tests and keep his mouth shut. Finn asks if he can keep a secret. Britt says they kept a couple of doozies in their time. Anna says Britt’s freedom depends on his discretion. Britt says, please, and Brad says if it helps her. Anna says, let’s do this.
At the PCPD, Lulu tells Charlotte to sit while she talks to Laura. Laura says, good news travels fast, and Lulu says Peter called her, saying a story was about to break. Spencer says he sees Lulu brought her. Lulu says if he’s referring to Charlotte, Charlotte is her daughter, which makes her family. Laura tells him to be civil, and he walks over to Charlotte. Lulu says they can’t be calling the election yet; the polls aren’t closed. Laura says, they are now. Spencer calls Charlotte a little usurper. Charlotte says that means stealing from someone important or in a position of power. He says, case in point. She stole his room. She tells him that he’s not powerful or important, but it’s a nice room, now that it’s been redecorated. He tells her to enjoy it while she can. As mayor, his grandmother’s first order of business will be deporting Charlotte and her papa. She tells him mayors don’t deport people.
In the hospital hallway, Chase sees Finn and Anna. He’s glad Anna is back. She asks how his father is, and he says, in fighting form. His mom is glad to have him home, and wanted him to thank Finn. Finn says it’s not necessary. Chase suggests she send a fruit basket, but Finn hasn’t been keen on fruit since the apple bobbing at The Floating Rib. Chase is there to pick up the toxicology report. He says Anna must have seen some crazy stuff, and asks if she’s ever dealt with something like this.
Brad hopes they know what they’re doing, and Britt says, Anna does. She wonders what her and Brad’s next caper will be. The Nurses’ Ball is half a year away. She asks if he remembers when Sam took a header on the red carpet. He’s not enthusiastic, and she asks, what’s wrong? She hopes fatherhood hasn’t turned him against the dark side. He says he’s nastier than ever. She asks if he’s made Elizabeth cry, and he says he’s done nothing to write home about. She says, okay, brag about his baby. Is his life better than ever?
Michael asks if it was as awkward for Willow, after seeing each other at the meeting. She says her penchant for awkward has grown exponentially. Michael says it’s not easy for him, and she doubts it’s easy for anyone the first time. She thanks him for not mentioning it. She doesn’t like to show her private life to students or their families. Michael says that’s not how it works in his family. She asks if they’re inquisitive, and he says, that’s putting it mildly. Nosey is more like it. She says it shows they care. He says he has a caring family, and she says, lucky him. He tells her, good point.
Julian tells Lucas that he knows it’s not his place to be inserting his life into Lucas’s life. Lucas says Julian has made some great changes, and he’s proud of him. Julian knows he can’t be a part of Wiley’s life. Lucas says, maybe there’s a way for Julian to be a part of his. Julian says if he has a chance to be back in Lucas’s life, it means more than he can say. If Lucas ends up having second thoughts, he’ll understand. Lucas suggests they see what the future brings. Julian says, if anything happens where Lucas needs anything, he’s there for him. Lucas thanks him.
Brad says, the baby is great, and Britt is sure he’s a badass like his dad. Brad tells her not to say that, and she hopes he isn’t letting Lucas turn him into a goody-two-shoes. She tells him that he used to be a better liar. Obviously, something is wrong; spill it. What the hell is going on? He says she doesn’t want to know, but she says she wouldn’t have asked if she didn’t. She’s trusting him with her freedom, and her life. He can tell her anything. He says Wiley isn’t his son.
Willow tells Michael that she’s a hypocrite. She tells her students, if they need help, ask. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. Michael says, sharing is caring. They were part of a generation raised to talk about themselves, but he doesn’t know if he has it in him; talking about something so personal to strangers. Willow says they’re not strangers anymore, and introduces herself.
Anna tells Chase that she’s seen her fair share of villains. From international terrorists to a psychotic who thought he was a vampire. Ha-ha-ha! A nod to Michael Easton’s character on Port Charles. Finn says, that’s nuts, and she says, but he didn’t behead his victims. Chase doesn’t know what they used, but the cut was clean. Finn says, that’s hard to come by, and Chase says they don’t think it was the first time. Anna says Jordan needs a profiler to get inside the killer’s head, and understand their thinking. Chase says Jordan has someone in mind.
Ned holds a press conference at the station, along with Laura and Jordan. He says irregularities have been found in voting places across the city. It looks like the firewalls have been hacked, and the integrity of the voting machines has been compromised. They have no choice but to suspend the election. Everything possible is being done to shore up the system’s protection. A vote will be rescheduled as early as possible. They won’t allow anyone to corrupt the democratic process – or idea. Lulu asks if there are any suspects. Jordan says they’re reviewing the evidence, along with the FBI. They won’t rest until they find the party responsible, and make sure they’re prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Spencer sweats a little. Laura says it’s not just an attack on the election, but on their way of life. An attempt to silence their voices. Their voices will be heard, and every vote counted. Ned says there’s nowhere the hacker can run or hide. The law is coming for them, and will get them.
Tomorrow, Michael asks Bobbie what Brad saw that has him so rattled, Jason tells Carly to put it behind her, and Laura tells not-Doc there’s a third person in the marriage and she thinks she knows who it is.
The Haves and The Have Nots
Veronica walks upstairs in David’s house, and sees Jeffrey making out with Madison. She says, what the hell is this? and Jeffrey says none of her damn business. She asks how you people find one another, and Jeffrey says he told her to go. He asks how she keeps getting in, and she says maybe she has a key. He says, Erica. He saw proof that Veronica knows her. Why are she and Candace in Erica’s book? He realizes he met Erica at Candace’s house, and thinks they’re both in the scheme. He’s taking all of it to the police, and getting her ass locked up; she did this. Veronica wants to talk about what’s disgustingly in front of her. Jeffrey says she needs to leave his dad’s house. She asks Madison’s name, and Jeffrey tells him, don’t answer. Madison tells her anyway, and she says funny how they’re both in a closet. Okay, that is funny, but that closet was so big, I thought it was a small room. Veronica says she knew a girl named Madison; now she knows two. Not that she wants Jeffrey doing this, but can’t he find a Black man? Jeffery tells her to get her ass out. She tells him to stop doing this nasty sh*t. She suggests he put another paring knife in her chest, and see what happens. He tells her get out of his dad’s house, and she says David ain’t his daddy.
Jeffery tells her just go, but she says she came for a reason. Jeffrey wonders how she knows where he is all the time. There’s no reason for her to be there; he doesn’t want to talk to her. She asks Madison if he’s sure he likes Jeffrey. He’s very dramatic. Jeffrey tells her go again, but Madison wants to leave; he doesn’t like this. Veronica asks if Miss Madison is sensitive, and says, let her leave. Jeffrey takes her arm and steers her out of the room. She says if she had a bomb, she’d blow the gay sh*t out of him. He says she makes him sick, and she says now they’re even. It turns her stomach to see him kissing a man. He tells her to stop popping up, and she won’t see him. He tells her to get out before he drags her out. She says he would say something about drag. Veronica is on a roll tonight. She says she needs to see if the girl left something, but Jeffrey says she’s seeing if her name is on something. It is. Her, and Candace. He’s taking it to the police. He says, go, and she tells him to move her. He says, okay. He walks over to Madison, and starts kissing him. Madison says he’s not okay with this. Veronica says, stop this, and reaches to grab Jeffrey. They struggle, and Veronica falls over the stair railing. She lies, unmoving, beneath them.
At the station, George says, this is insane. What the hell is wrong with them? Sarah runs in and asks, what’s going on? George says, evidence is missing; the bullets from the Cryer case. He just about to arrest them, and the evidence is gone. She wonders how that’s possible, but he doesn’t know. These idiots… The chief says his team didn’t do this. They’re looking at the surveillance footage now. They’ve been watching it all morning. A guy says he’s got something. They all look at the screen, and then look surprised. It’s Sarah. George asks, was it her?
Hanna and Derrick cuddle on the couch. She tells him that she lost her house in a fire. She had no insurance, so Kathryn let her live there, but she has to get out. Kathryn’s husband… Derrick says he’s met Jim. Hanna says she’ll get another one, the same size as her first one; 1100 square feet. He asks if that’s all she wants, and she says she’s a simple woman. He wants to help her. She’s not used to someone helping her. it’s nice, but she wants to do it on her own. She’s used to it. He says, an independent Black woman, and she says, Black girl magic. Benny comes in, they both go, uh, and I laugh. Benny says he’s still there? and Derrick says, nice to see him again. Hanna says she has to talk to Benny, and Derrick says that’s his cue. Hanna tells him to come back for dinner.
Hanna calls Benny over. He says he’s not changing his mind. She says, fine. Let the money sit there. He says, it’s not Candace; it’s this. Look at them, struggling all this time. They finally have money, and she doesn’t want to touch it. Hanna says, it’s not theirs. He asks why Derrick was there, and she says because she wants him there. She tells Benny not to question her. They need to give back the money. Benny says he’s going to lie down, and she says his stuff is by the door in a box. He’s lucky it’s not in a trash bag. He says she’s tripping, and she tells him to call it what he wants to. Kathryn has given them a lot, and he won’t give her money back. Benny says, fine; bye. He’s getting his things. Hanna says they’re already packed. It’s everything he came there with. He can’t believe she’s putting him out. She says, until he learns to have respect and manners. He says, what if the dude comes back? and she says Derrick will be there. She tells him, get out. He picks up the box, and leaves.
Jim calls David, and asks how he is. David says he’s been better. Jim tells him that Wyatt is back in the house. He hired bodyguards around the clock. David thinks that’s smart. Jim tells David that Veronica had Lloyd open the account. He says David doesn’t sound good, and David says his back is covered with third degree burns. Other than that, he’s fine. Jim has to do something about Veronica, but he has no idea what. David says the FBI is all over her about him and the car, and they have a strong lead. Jim says, she might be a big fish in a small pond, but this is federal. Good luck to her. David says Jim doesn’t mean that, and Jim says, not a damn word. He says he’ll call David back.
Kathryn comes downstairs, all dressed up. She says she has a meeting at the hotel. Jim says, dressed like that? And she’s wearing a new fragrance. She asks since when does he care how she looks or smells? The fragrance is called, out with the old. He says he needs some of that himself. She leaves, and from upstairs, Wyatt says, she’s having an affair. He heard her on the phone. Jim asks, with who? Wyatt doesn’t know, but thinks his name is Roderick. Jim says, the hotel manager? Wyatt asks if he’s going to do something about it, but Jim says, he can have her. Wyatt says, so he moves in, and takes all the money. He’ll see how Jim feels then. Jim asks how the detox is coming. Wyatt is annoyed about the bodyguards, and Jim says he thought Wyatt would find them sexy; he thought Wyatt would like it. He’s open minded. Wyatt says Jim thinks it’s funny, but Jim says he thinks it’s sad what Wyatt would do to get his hands on drugs. Wyatt says he’s going to kill him – and his mom. Jim says he told Wyatt, if he’s going to kill someone, don’t threaten them; just do it.
There’s a knock at the door. It’s Sarah, who tells Jim that they found out she took the bullet. Wyatt is still there, and Jim shoves her into another room. She says they’re going to arrest her; they have her on camera. They know she took it and gave it to him. Jim says he has no idea what she’s talking about. He pulls open her blouse, and finds a wire. She says she’s sorry; they made her do it. He says he has no idea what she’s talking about, and shoves her out the door, calling her delusional. Wyatt asks if Jim has woman problems, and Jim tells him, shut up. Wyatt want to talk about the bullet. Jim tells the guards to make sure Wyatt doesn’t leave, and goes out the door.
At the Artesian bar, Landon calls Candace over. He asks her to sit, and says, back so soon? Why? She says she didn’t want to be there. Landon knows they haven’t always seen eye to eye, and he doesn’t like her, but she used to be kind and caring. She says, it was an act, but he says, no; it’s who she is. After all that happened, she became cold-hearted. She tells him, join the band. That’s what everybody says; it must be true. He knows she loved Oscar. She says she did, but it’s never happening again. He says, the con girl got conned. Now she’s turning down the best thing that ever happened to her. She says she doesn’t care, and he tells her, stop saying that. He knows she’s scared. Charles might love and care about her, and she’ll have to give up the hustle game. She’s scared of loving him. Landon knows she likes him. If he gave Landon one look, he’d sleep with him. Landon orders another round. He tells her not to thinks about it; just give up the hustle. Trust it. Candace asks how you do First Lady. He says a lot of them needed cleaning up. She asks what politics are like, and he says she’ll be good at it, once she gets the hang of it. She’s smart, she doesn’t take any sh*t, and she’s a hustler. That’s all they are. She asks why he lied about the other girl. He says he had to speak her language. There was no other girl. Charles cares about her. He’s scared too. He talks about her every night on the bus. Candace says he’s lying, but Landon says he’s not blind. Charles’s entourage comes through. Landon says it turns her on; she wants to be in on it. Every eye turned toward them. She wants it. He tells her that Charles had the secret service cleared floor. It’s just her and Charles. Knock on his door and be open; talk to him. Candace says he knows everything about her, and Landon says, except how she truly feels. Just go. She won’t regret it. She says he’d better not be lying. When she’s gone, Landon wonders why he’s sending this bitch to a man he loves.
Kathryn meets Roderick in the hotel room. He says he knew when she hired him, she wanted him. She says that’s not why she hired him; she thought he’d be good at his job, and he is. She asks if the room has been cleaned. He says it has, but there’s one thing he needs to tell her. The prostitution ring? He runs it. She laughs, and says, what? He says he has a partner. Kathryn might know her; her name is Candace Young. He runs it from the bar. Kathryn tells him that he’s fired. He doesn’t think so. He knows she wants it. The truth is, he’s running a business, and he needed something on her, so she can’t put Candace out or fire him or the bartender. Kathryn says she’s leaving, and he’s fired. He says he’ll sue for sexual harassment, and she asks if he has any idea who he’s trying to blackmail. Candace thinks she can blackmail Kathryn’s husband, but Kathryn is the kind of bitch who will have him murdered or shoot him herself. Roderick starts to back up. She takes off her dress, and says she’s getting what she came here for. Then they’ll discuss this ring of his. She tells him to take his clothes off – now. She says, faster, and smiles.
Deke arrives at the Iron Bone. Mitch asks where Mama Rose is, but Deke says she’s not talking to him. Mitch asks if that means there’s still a hit on Benny. Deke says he knows how she is, and Mitch asks what he’s supposed to do. Deke suggests he go to the restaurant, but Mitch says he knows how pissed she gets. Deke says it makes them look weak to change their minds; she just wants it done. He’s sorry. Mitch calls Benny, who’s sitting outside on the stoop. Mitch asks if he’s laying low. He’s trying to talk to his grandma, but she’s pissed; she wants the interest, and won’t rest until she gets it. He tells Benny, stay off the street. Benny says, that’s going to be hard; he’s on the porch. Mitch says he can’t be there. Go inside. Benny says he’s not going in there. Just tell her. Mitch says she’s already pissed, and Benny says he’ll take his chances. Mitch says he’s stupid, but Benny says he doesn’t have a choice. Mitch says he’ll come get him, but go inside. Understand? Benny says just come get him.
Candace goes to her room and paces. She opens adjoining room door, and knocks. Charles opens the front door, then realizes it’s other one. Candace says she’s sorry about how she was in the restaurant. Charles gets it; she’s been through a lot. She says, so has he, but he says he still has his kids. He invites her in.
Charles pours drinks, and they clink glasses. He’s not going to pretend to know what’s going on in her beautiful mind. Candace says she’s scared. For first time, she can say that. He says, about? and she says, herself. He was right. She’s angry and doesn’t know what to do with it. She sent a thug to her mother’s house because her mother has money that doesn’t even belong to her. Charles asks her if she’s tired, and she says, exhausted. He thought so. That’s what grief does. I find myself nodding, and getting teary. When his wife died, he didn’t know himself. He didn’t know he could live that angry. He was bitter, hurt, enraged. She asks how he did it, and he tells her that he got around people he trusted. She says she doesn’t have many of those. Her brother, but he can’t even look at her right now. What she did to their mother… Charles asks if she likes him. Candace says she’s afraid of him; he’s too perfect. There’s something there; something devastating that can break her heart, and she can’t take another heartbreak. He says he won’t break her heart, and she asks how he knows. He says he doesn’t have to. Trust him. Does she want to? She doesn’t know. He asks her to let him take her away. Show her a new world; a new way of living. She’s an intriguing woman. She cries a little, and asks if he knows… He says, everything. She says, and he still wants her? He says, more than ever. That’s what scares her. He kisses her. She kisses back. She starts telling him what she’s done, and he tells her, shut up and kiss him. He puts their drinks on the table, and they get busy.
Hanna laughs at something on TV. Her phone rings. It’s Mitch. He asks her to let Benny come in. She tells him Benny needs to learn respect, but Mitch says she needs to let him in now. Please. Benny is in trouble. She asks, what kind? and Mitch says, the kind where he can’t be sitting on the front porch. Let him in. She says, okay, and runs to the door. She finds Benny lying on the porch, bleeding. Hanna says, God, don’t do this. She can’t do this no more. She calls 911, and tells them, he’s not breathing.
Next time, Kathryn wants the ring shut down, Jim tells David about Sarah, and does Benny live? HAHN will return with that answer in January.
⚓ As per usual, I’ll be posting Below Deck tomorrow. Since tonight was the mid-season (or whatever) finale for HAHN, next week I should be able to go back to watching it at a reasonable hour.
😵 Teddi Mellencamp was on Flipping Out tonight. Since Jeff wanted to lose ten pounds, everyone in the office went on a new food plan with Teddi’s help as an accountability coach. Jeff said they were introduced by a mutual friend, and I wondered if it was Andy Cohen.
🗽 Vintage Voting…